Down Under and Aotearoa

Down Under and Aotearoa

Exploring Australia
Including the Barossa Valley Wine Region

Explore the diverse wonder of the land “Down Under.” A 3-day adventure in the rugged Outback introduces you to the Aboriginal life and culture of Alice Springs and Uluru, the indigenous name for Ayers Rock. Delve into the colorful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the Barossa Valley, a premier winemaking region. Meet Australia’s famous wildlife up-close with a chance to see crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, and other fascinating animals from the region. You’ll explore the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Melbourne. Relax with 4-night stays in Sydney and in Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! Ride through the rainforest canopy in tropical Queensland and have a guided tour of the world famous Sydney Opera House. Choose to spend the day exploring the famous Blue Mountains or discover the sites of Sydney Harbor by high-speed ferry.

18 Days, 17 Nights starting at
$4,299* per person



23 Meals
15 Breakfasts
1 Lunch
7 Dinners

From the Outback to the Glaciers

Explore the diverse wonders of the lands Down Under. An adventure that includes a “Dreamtime tour” in the rugged Outback introduces you to the Aboriginal life and culture of Alice Springs and Ayers Rock. Meet the Drum Atweme, a musical group supported by the Collette Foundation comprised of at-risk youth. Delve into the colorful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House and a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a choice of a harbor cruise pass or visits to Sydney Tower Eye and Aquarium. Meet Australia’s famous wildlife up close. Explore the snow-capped peaks, vistas, gorges and waterfalls of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Cruise Milford Sound. Settle in for a 3-night stay in Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Enjoy sweeping views from the famous Sky Line restaurant. Experience the Franz Josef Glacier and the majestic Mt. Cook region. Discover the beautiful 19th-century gold rush settlement of Arrowtown. Cap off your adventure making new friends when dining with a family in their home.

21 Days, 20 Nights starting at
$4,849* per person




29 Meals
18 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
9 Dinners

The Complete South Pacific

Meet a koala, enjoy a bush dinner in the Outback, cruise the pristine waters of Milford Sound — do it all on The Complete South Pacific, an unforgettable 27-day journey through Australia and New Zealand. Toast Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset with champagne. Spend two nights on the Australian island state of Tasmania and visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Center. Visit the Phillip Island nature preserve to learn about the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride over the rainforest canopy. Explore the waters of Kakadu National Park, home of the fearsome saltwater crocodile. Take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour and choose how to best explore this amazing city. Discover the colorful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Marvel at New Zealand’s majestic fjord, Milford Sound. Spend two nights in Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland. Enjoy a home stay and dinner with a New Zealand family. Throughout your adventure explore Aboriginal and Maori traditions.

27 Days, 26 Nights starting at
$7,249* per person




38 Meals
24 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
12 Dinners

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You will visit the following 7 places:

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand is a country of marvellous and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. The country also often adds an adventure twist to nature: it's the original home of jet-boating through shallow gorges, and bungy jumping off anything high enough to give a thrill.

Rotorua

Rotorua

Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island. Located in the heart of the North Island, Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists; the tourism industry is by far the largest industry in the district. It is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. This thermal activity is sourced to the Rotorua caldera, on which the town lies. Rotorua is home to the Waiariki Institute of Technology. The Lakes of Rotorua are a collection of many lakes surrounding Rotorua.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The Melbourne City Centre (also known as the "Central Business District" or "CBD") is the hub of the greater geographical area (or "metropolitan area") and the Census statistical division—of which "Melbourne" is the common name. As of June 2009, the greater geographical area had an approximate population of four million. In Southbank, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and National Gallery of Victoria, displaying Australian and Indigenous art.

Sydney

Sydney

Sydney is the largest and most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. The city is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. It is also the oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities. Brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, design, Sydney's set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches. Long-term immigration has led to the cities reputation as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in Australia and the world. The city is also home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of the most iconic structures on this planet.

Queenstown

Queenstown

Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. It is built around an inlet called ''Queenstown Bay'' on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has spectacular views of nearby mountains. It is now known for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism. It is popular with young international and New Zealand travellers alike. The town is the largest centre in Central Otago, and the third largest in Otago. According to the 2006 census, the usually resident population of the Queenstown urban area (including Fernhill, Frankton and Kelvin Heights) is 10,416, an increase of 22.1% since 2001. Its neighbouring towns include Arrowtown, Wanaka, Alexandra, and Cromwell. The nearest cities are Dunedin and Invercargill.

Arrowtown

Arrowtown

Cairns City

Cairns City

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