Great Adventure Down Under with the Legendary Ghan Train & Fiji - 2022

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It’s easy to lose your train of thought on this all-encompassing, 28-day tour through Australia and New Zealand, especially when it includes world-class cities, extraordinary scenery, unique wildlife, and an incredible overnight rail journey on the legendary The Ghan train—an exhilarating crossing through the heart of the Australian Outback to the tropical coast of the Northern Territory. Other moving Experiences on this over-the-top Down Under vacation include an outback barbecue in the Red Center, a jumping crocodile cruise in Darwin, a snorkeling excursion at the Great Barrier Reef, and a wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. In New Zealand, prepare to be moved by a cooked-by-hot-stone Hangi dinner, a gondola ride to the peaks of Queenstown, a cruise through the towering rock walls of Milford Sound, and even a silent boat trip through Waitomo’s famous eerily lit Glowworm Caves. Board here for unrivaled views, unexpected experiences, and an unbelievable adventure.Your last stop on this incredible journey doesn’t have to be Auckland. Add a 3-day Monograms vacation to Fiji to your tour of Australia and New Zealand to soak up the fun and sun of the Coral Coast as well as the genuine warmth of the islanders.

Destinations
  • Australasia
  • Australasia
  • Australasia
  • Fiji
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Tour Types
  • Small group tours
  • Globus escorted tours
  • Great train journeys

Location: Arrive In Melbourne, Australia

Welcome to Melbourne! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Location: Melbourne

MELBOURNE Morning sightseeing includes Federation Square, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time in the afternoon and evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Melbourne

MELBOURNE Free day. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Melbourne with an excursion to Yarra Valley, home to award-winning wines or an excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade. These and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Melbourne–Hobart

Fly to Hobart. HOBART Guided walking tour of the waterfront district. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Hobart. Excursion To The Tasman Peninsula

TASMAN PENINSULA Sightseeing includes the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch formations. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. HOBART Free time this evening.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Hobart–Adelaide

Fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne). ADELAIDE Orientation drive. Free time this evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Adelaide. Excursion To Kangaroo Island

ADELAIDE Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island. KANGAROO ISLAND LF Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus a visit to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Adelaide–Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Fly to Uluru (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). ULURU Sunset drink followed by an LFOutback campfire and barbecue.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Uluru (Ayers Rock)

ULURU Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour at Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Free time this evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Uluru–Alice Springs–The Ghan Train

Scenic drive through the Outback en route to Alice Springs. ALICE SPRINGS Embark on legendary Ghan train.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: The Ghan Train–Katherine–Darwin

KATHERINE GORGE LF Choice of sightseeing includes a scenic cruise or a visit to a working Outback cattle station. DARWIN Free time this evening.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Darwin–Kakadu National Park

DARWIN Guided jumping crocodile cruise.KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing in Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Kakadu National Park–Darwin

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided LF wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong.DARWIN City orientation drive includes the Darwin Museum and lunch at a local roadhouse.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Darwin–Cairns

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”

Meals: Breakfast

Location: 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.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Cairns

CAIRNS Free day. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cairns with a 4-wheel-drive excursion in the Daintree Rainforest. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Cairns–Sydney

CAIRNS Visit to the Koala Gardens includes having your photo taken with a koala. Fly to Sydney. SYDNEY Free time this evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Sydney

SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide at the Sydney Opera House (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bondi Beach, followed by a Sydney Harbour cruise. Free time this evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Sydney

SYDNEY Free day before dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Sydney–Christchurch, New Zealand

Fly to Christchurch.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Christchurch–Mount Cook

CHRISTCHURCH City sightseeing. Scenic drive to Mount Cook National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage area). MOUNT COOK Evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Mount Cook–Queenstown

MOUNT COOK Free time this morning before a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.Scenic drive en route to Queenstown.QUEENSTOWN Free time this evening.

Meals: Breakfast

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 24 based on weather and road conditions today.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN Free day before a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak, including dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Queenstown with a thrilling jet-boat ride on the Kawarau and Dart Rivers. This and many more options throughout your tour are available to purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Queenstown–Rotorua

Fly to Rotorua. ROTORUA Traditional LF Hangi dinner with a Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Rotorua

ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes the Agrodome sheep farm, and Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see native bush and wildlife, including the shy Kiwi bird and Te Puia with its geysers, boiling mudpools, and silica terraces. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rotorua–Waitomo–Auckland

WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. Continue to Auckland.AUCKLAND Farewell dinner at Sky Tower.

Meals: Dinner

Location: Auckland–Nadi, Fiji–Coral Coast

Fly to Nadi, Fiji. Transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast.CORAL COAST Free time the remainder of the day.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Coral Coast

CORAL COAST This morning’s highlight is a half-day Sigatoka River Safari. Be transported into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard a custom-built jet boat. Cruise your way up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine. NOTE:If your included sightseeing is schedule to take place on a Sunday, it will operate on Monday instead. Your Local Host will have full details upon your arrival.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Coral Coast

CORAL COAST Today is at leisure. Make sure to check the daily activities offered at your resort. You may wish to take a dip in the pool, enjoy a Fijian handicraft demonstration, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool tropical drink.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Coral Coast–Nadi

Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi International Airport where your vacation ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Meals
    -29 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners

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Suitable for: 5-99
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Meals:29 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.
Tour operated in: English
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