17 Days
Duration
Oct 6
Dates
Yes
Meals
South Pacific
Location

Price starting from: $9,628 per person. Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
(for CAD$ rate call 1-855-824-2495)
Other dates may be available, please call call 1-855-824-2495 to check

Ready to wash that monotony right out of your hair? Head to the South Pacific and send it on its way. Combining fun, sun, glee, and the sea, this tour of Australia and New Zealand introduces you to the favorite features and creatures of both fascinating countries. Starting in New Zealand, you’ll witness Waitomo’s Glowworm Caves and Rotorua’s boiling mud pools before cruising through some of the coolest fiord scenery in the world in Queenstown’s Milford Sound. More uplifting sights await in the “Land Down Under” as you take a spin on Melbourne’s Star Observation Wheel, a dip in the colorful, coral-filled ocean at the Great Barrier Reef, and a ferry across Sydney Harbour to see the Opera House and other harmonious sights. While you’re sure to take plenty of pictures on this tour of the South Pacific, we’ll take one of you with a crocodile or koala for the ultimate souvenir.

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1

ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND


Welcome to Auckland! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner.
2

AUCKLAND. EXCURSION TO WAIHEKE ISLAND


AUCKLAND Guided sightseeing includes Queen Street, Auckland Domain (Auckland’s oldest park), and historic Parnell Village. Ferry crossing to Waiheke Island. Free time this evening.
WAIHEKE ISLAND Guided sightseeing of the island includes a visit to an olive grove, plus a tour, tasting, and lunch at a Globus Local Favorite local vineyard.
3

AUCKLAND–WAITOMO–MATAMATA–ROTORUA


Scenic drive through the pastoral region of Waikato en route to Waitomo.
WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto.
MATAMATA Guided tour of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Hobbiton movie set includes the hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and structures built for the filming. Continue to Rotorua.
ROTORUA Free time this evening.
4

ROTORUA


ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes Te Puia with its geysers, boiling mudpools, and silica terraces. Enjoy a guided tour of the National Kiwi Hatchery. Free time this afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Globus Local Favorite Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones), followed by an authentic Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance with singing, dancing, and storytelling.
5

ROTORUA–QUEENSTOWN


Fly to Queenstown.
QUEENSTOWN A scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak includes dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown.
6

QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND


MILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise on Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforest. Late evening return to Queenstown.

NOTE:
Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 7 depending on weather and road conditions today.

7

QUEENSTOWN


QUEENSTOWN Free day.
8

QUEENSTOWN–MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA


Fly to Melbourne.
MELBOURNE Free time the remainder of the day.
9

MELBOURNE


MELBOURNE Guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. A ride on the Globus Local Favorite Melbourne Star Observation Wheel includes a sparkling drink, appetizers, and views of Melbourne and the bay. Free time the remainder of the day.
10

MELBOURNE


MELBOURNE Free day.
11

MELBOURNE–CAIRNS


Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
CAIRNS Visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures includes kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, and more native species. Globus Local Favorite Have your photo taken with a koala or a crocodile. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant.
12

CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF


OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding.
CAIRNS Free time this evening.
13

CAIRNS


CAIRNS Free day.
14

CAIRNS–SYDNEY


Fly to Sydney
SYDNEY Free time the remainder of the day.
15

SYDNEY


SYDNEY Sightseeing includes a tour of the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a Local Guide. See the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visit to world-famous Manly Beach includes free time, followed by ferry crossing to Sydney Harbour. Free time this evening.
16

SYDNEY


SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant this evening.
17

SYDNEY


Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.