Australia and New Zealand

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House, Australia

20 Day Tour from Auckland to Sydney

Australia and New Zealand—two countries with breathtaking and unique scenery, as well as vibrant cities. On this Australia and New Zealand tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see Australia’s and New Zealand’s scenic highlights and most popular cities, including Auckland, Queenstown, Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney.

Words simply cannot describe the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, with its clear, tropical water and explosion of colors. You’ll get to see it in person and even snorkel in it or take a watercraft tour! Similarly, photos do not adequately depict the magnificence and amazing size of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia’s Outback. You must stand before it to get a true perspective of its size and to see the changing colors of the rock at sunset. On this tour, you’ll have that opportunity and you’ll learn about Uluru’s significance to the Aboriginal people. In New Zealand, more breathtaking scenery awaits you at Fiordland National Park, where you’ll cruise on Milford Sound and witness the extraordinary beauty and sheer cliffs.

On this Australia and New Zealand tour, you’ll also experience sophisticated, yet laid-back, cities. In Melbourne, soak up the city’s atmosphere and discover its boutiques, cafés, and world-class dining. Globus has also arranged a fun experience for you here…lunch aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Sydney offers a spectacular harbor; the world-famous Opera House, which you’ll visit during your sightseeing tour; fabulous shopping; and cosmopolitan cuisine. Known for adventure, Queenstown is a marvelous city set in the magnificent landscapes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Here, enjoy a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.

From the sun-scorched desert of the Outback to the tropical Great Barrier Reef and from the smaller destinations in New Zealand to the cosmopolitan cities in Australia, this is a dream vacation!

 

DESTINATIONS VISITED

AUCKLAND: Sightseeing; dinner atop Sky Tower

WAITOMO: Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves

ROTORUA: Enjoy a Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner; visit Te Puia, the Agrodome, and Rainbow Springs; behind the-scenes visit at the Kiwi Encounter
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MOUNT COOK: Sightseeing in Mount Cook National Park; visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center
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QUEENSTOWN: Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound; cruise on Lake Wakatipu; dinner & farm demonstration at Walter Peak High Country Farm
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MELBOURNE: Sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch
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ALICE SPRINGS: Sightseeing tour; visit the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph Station; Outback barbecue; meet members of the Warlpiri Aboriginal tribe
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ULURU (AYERS ROCK): Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); sunset toast; sightseeing tour around the base of the rock
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CAIRNS: Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities; Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
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SYDNEY: Sightseeing tour; visit the Opera House, botanic gardens and  Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club;  lunch at the North Bondi Returned Servicemen’s Leagues Club; Sydney Harbour cruise; farewell dinner at Waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Te Wahipounamu

 

MEALS INCLUDED: American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 6 dinners including a traditional Hangi dinner in Rotorua and an Outback barbecue in Alice Springs, and farewell dinner in Sydney.


Globus Land Only Journey Starting at $9,134   Request More Details / Quote

 

Tour information obtained from Globus Escorted Tours (globusjourneys.ca)

Travel inquiries/bookings taken care of by Sylvia Moran, a TICO certified, Transat Travel Agent From Home, located in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.