Experience the best of New Zealand and Sydney on this unforgettable vacation filled with dramatic scenery, cultural exchanges, and top attractions. Your New Zealand and Sydney tour starts in Auckland, ends in Sydney, and overnights along the way in Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Franz Josef, and Queenstown.You'll experience some of New Zealand's most majestic scenery throughout your tour. In the Bay of Island, enjoy a scenic cruise to the iconic “Hole in the Rock.” In Rotorua, visit Te Puia to see New Zealand’s largest geyser and boiling mud pots. Continue south through New Zealand’s lush green North Island to Wellington. In Christchurch, board one of the world’s most scenic trains and travel across the Southern Alps. Two nights at Franz Josef won’t be enough as you admire the incredible views and have a chance to participate in a Glacier Valley walk. But that's not all...you'll enjoy an excursion to Fiordland National Park, boasting some of the world's most breathtaking scenery, where you'll have an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound. It's not just amazing scenery you'll experience on this New Zealand and Sydney tour. Throughout the tour, Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, visit a local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunch in Marton, enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local winery in Queenstown, and join a local New Zealand family in Rotorua for dinner in their home. In the vibrant city of Sydney, enjoy a 3-night stay, a city sightseeing tour, and plenty of free time to explore this exciting city on your own. From rugged Milford Sound to cosmopolitan Sydney, you are sure to return home with lots of photos and unforgettable memories to share with friends and family!
Location: Arrive In Auckland, New Zealand
Welcome to Aotearoa (the Máori word for ‘land of the long white cloud’)! 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.
Location: Auckland–Bay Of Islands
AUCKLAND Guided sightseeing includes Queen Street, Auckland Domain (Auckland’s oldest park), and historic Parnell Village. Drive to Bay of Islands. BAY OF ISLANDS Visit Waitangi Treaty House to discover the history of New Zealand. Free time this evening.
Location: Bay Of Islands
BAY OF ISLANDS Scenic cruise includes the Hole in the Rock with the chance to view dolphins and other marine wildlife. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Location: Bay Of Islands–Rotorua
BAY OF ISLANDS Scenic drive to Rotorua. ROTORUA In the evening, enjoy a traditional LF 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. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rotorua with a visit to an authentic Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) village, including a cultural performance, traditional Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones), and chance to learn the Haka (traditional Máori war dance). This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see native bush and wildlife including the shy Kiwi bird and Te Puia, home to New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces. Free time this afternoon before LF dinner at a local family’s home.
Scenic drive through farmlands and past Lake Taupo en route to Marton.MARTON Visit to a LF local farm includes a visit with the farm’s owners and a barbecue lunch before driving to Wellington. WELLINGTON Free time this evening.
WELLINGTON Sightseeing tour includes a scenic cable-car ride, the botanic gardens, the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and 360-degree views from Mount Victoria. Visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Free time the remainder of the day.
Fly to Christchurch. CHRISTCHURCH Guide sightseeing includes famous landmarks and the city’s spectacular gardens. Free time this evening.
Location: Christchurch–Tranzalpine Train–Arthur’S Pass–Franz Josef
CHRISTCHURCH Scenic TranzAlpine train trip through Canterbury Plains, the Waimakariri River, and the Southern Alps en route to Arthur’s Pass. Continue with a scenic drive to Franz Josef.FRANZ JOSEF Free time this evening.
Location: Franz Josef
FRANZ JOSEF (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Walking tour in Glacier Valley along the Waiho River bed with a Local Guide. A short climb rewards you with spectacular views of the glacier. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Location: Franz Josef–Queenstown
FRANZ JOSEF Scenic drive along the coast of the Tasman Sea and across Haast Pass en route to Queenstown. QUEENSTOWN Guided tour and LF tasting at a local winery. Free time this evening.
Location: Queenstown. Excursion To Milford Sound
MILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise in Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforests. Late evening return to Queenstown. Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 13 depending on weather and road conditions today.
QUEENSTOWN Free day followed by a special farewell dinner. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Queenstown with an independent bicycle trip along country roads, through farmlands, and amid some of New Zealand’s most gorgeous scenery. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app
Location: Queenstown–Sydney, Australia
Fly to Sydney.SYDNEY Meet your Monograms Local Host. Free time the remainder of the day.
SYDNEY Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit stunning Bondi Beach, considered the most beautiful beach in Sydney by many. The afternoon is at your leisure.
SYDNEY Enjoy a full day at leisure in this vibrant city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Prices for sole occupancy are available on request
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