Australia’s Outback to New Zealand’s South Island

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Start:Australia
Finish:New Zealand
Duration:0 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 3
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Venture through the natural splendor of New Zealand's Southern Alps and the stillness of Australia’s rugged Outback. Delve into the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Take a “Dreamtime tour” in the Outback, introducing you to Aboriginal life and culture. Tour Sydney Opera House with an expert guide. Enjoy a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. Meet Australia and New Zealand's famous wildlife up-close. Settle in for a 3-night stay in Queenstown. Cruise Milford Sound. From Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock) to snow-capped peaks and fjords, explore the diverse wonders of the lands Down Under........read more
Highlights
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Discover the origins of the Aboriginal people on a "Dreamtime Tour."
  • Explore Kata Tjuta and the base of Ayers Rock (Uluru).
  • Witness Ayers Rock at sunset while you sip champagne.
  • Take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour.
  • Dine with a Kiwi family in their home.
  • Overnight in the majestic Mt. Cook National Park.
  • Take a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House – an architectural wonder.
  • Cruise Milford Sound taking in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
  • Discover the origins of the Arrente Aboriginal people on a "Dreamtime Tour."
Options
Cairns: Over and Through the Rainforest Canopy

Glide over and through the lush rainforests of Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, the world’s longest gondola cableway. The comfortable gondola carries you 4½ miles through the rugged beauty of Barron Gorge National Park, part of the Wet Tropics, a UNESCO World Heritage area. The gondola dips through the layers of the canopy to bring you deep into the rainforest, stopping at two viewing platforms along the way. Experience the sights, sounds and scents of this vibrant ecosystem up close and see the dramatic Barron gorge and waterfalls. Duration approximately 2 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

Price: £120


Melbourne: In the Footsteps of the Little Penguins

Each night at sunset the world’s smallest penguins, the Little Penguins, emerge from a day’s fishing at sea and waddle ashore to their sand dune burrows. Travel to Phillip Island, home to one of the world’s largest colonies of Little Penguins and see the Penguin Parade for yourself. Observe the busy penguin rookeries from elevated boardwalks, so as not to disturb the nests. Take advantage of exclusive "Penguins Plus" access to have the best viewing possible. Explore the Visitor Centre and learn all there is to know about the lives of the Little Penguins and their daily commute. Duration approximately 9 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Bring warm, waterproof clothing with you as nights can be cold on the island in any season. Timing of this option varies throughout the year based on the time of sunset.

Price: £130


Alice Springs: Outback Ballooning

Drift over the Outback on the gentle winds in the welcome cool of the early morning. The landscape erupts into color as the sun’s rays strike the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Watch as balloons slowly inflate and gracefully rise into the sky. Float aloft and enjoy the spectacular Australian scenery below you. Kangaroos and wallabies love the early mornings, so keep your eyes open for them as you glide over the bush. Return to the ground and enjoy a light breakfast as you toast your airborne experience! Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 1 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Actual balloon flight time is 30 minutes. This option operates on a weather permitting basis only. Time is seasonal and will begin approximately one hour before sunrise. This option requires riding in a basket which does not have an entrance. To enter, guests will need to step up and over into the basket using a step stool.

Price: £275


Yulara: A Camel Ride, the Rock and a Sunrise

Experience the majesty of sunrise on Ayers Rock from a unique vantage point – the back of a camel! A peaceful one-hour camel ride brings you across the red sand dunes in the cool, clear morning air. Watch the sunrise over Ayers Rock bring the warm hues of the monolith alive. Learn about the flora and fauna of this UNESCO World Heritage site from your friendly cameleer. After the ride, enjoy fresh-baked damper bread and hot, fresh tea and coffee. Duration approximately 2.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 1 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. During winter months this option may not be available due to timing of sunrise. Due to the nature of this option, we require advance notice for any guest weighing 100kg/220lbs or more. Please enquire at time of booking.

Price: £130


Queenstown: Flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

Soar over the plunging cliffs, snowfields and alpine lakes of the pristine Southern Alps on a flightseeing plane that carries you back from Milford Sound to Queenstown. Seeing Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park from the air will give you a whole new perspective on the overwhelming beauty of this region. You’ll be captivated by 9,000 foot peaks and frozen lakes that can only be seen from above. Enjoy amazing views and skip the lengthy return coach ride to Queenstown. A truly spectacular trip! Transportation is included. A minimum of 1 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Availability for flightseeing is limited. This option is only available to purchase while on tour through your Tour Manager. This option operates on a weather permitting basis only. Duration: 40 minutes. This option does have a weight restriction, which your Tour Manager will advise as it varies by aircraft type.

Price: £325


Queenstown: A Blaze of Glory on the Shotover River!

Zoom through the sheer canyons of the Shotover River on this thrilling ride. Shotover Jet boats race along in mere centimeters of the glacial water which flows down from the Southern Alps, providing an exhilarating, but safe and enjoyable ride for all ages. You may get a little wet, but it is a unique and fun way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the South Island of New Zealand and absorb a little of the spirit that has made Queenstown a world center for adventure tourism. Many people think adventure is only for the young. Guests on these jet boats consistently illustrate otherwise – this adventure is perfect for the young at heart! Duration approximately 1.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 1 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Weather may be cold (boat has heated handlebars) and you may get wet during this option. Actual high speed boating time is 25 minutes.

Price: £120


Queenstown: Take a Steamship to Dinner

Step back in time when you board the TSS Earnslaw, the beloved steamship that has been transporting goods and people on Lake Wakatipu since 1912. Nicknamed "The Lady of the Lake," she is the only coal-fired steamship still in operation in the southern hemisphere. Embark on a leisurely cruise across the pristine waters to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Enjoy the hospitality of the Colonel’s Homestead at an impressive buffet where you can indulge in the best of New Zealand meats and seafood, fresh vegetables and garden salads. You are sure to find the house dessert specialties hard to resist! An after-dinner visit to the farm provides an entertaining glimpse into farming life in the high country. Cruise back to Queenstown, relaxing or joining in the revelry of the lively sing-along. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 1 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option is only available from July through April as it is drydocked during the other months of the year.

Price: £130


Experiences
  • Overnight in the majestic Mt. Cook National Park.
  • Take a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House – an architectural wonder.
  • Cruise Milford Sound taking in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

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tour details

This tour is operated by Collette

Start:Australia
Finish:New Zealand
Duration:0 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 3
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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