Australia and New Zealand Panorama

Australia and New Zealand Panorama
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The unspoiled natural splendour, sophisticated cities and bewitching landscapes of Australia and New Zealand take centre stage on this extraordinary discovery of two destinations unlike any other.

Highlights
Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Melbourne and Sydney
  • CRUISE on the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour
  • SCENIC DRIVE through Queenstown with views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range
  • VIEW Darling Harbour from your hotel room, Sydney Harbour Bridge, a Maori cultural performance
  • VISIT Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and a geothermal valley in Rotorua
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
2 lunches (Including Connect With Locals)
All porterage and local charges included
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
Handcrafted Highlights
14 breakfasts
Optional Experiences and free time
VIP entry to many sights
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Destinations
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Australasia
  • Australasia
Tour Types
  • Country Explorer
Day 1 Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights)
Discover the style and spirit of Melbourne, your launch pad to an epic adventure through Australia and New Zealand. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an antipodean journey at a Welcome Reception and Regional Dinner.
Meals: Welcome Reception
Locations: Melbourne (VIC)

Day 2 Melbourne Sightseeing
'Dive Into Culture' this morning, joining your Travel Director for a leisurely exploration of Melbourne's famous hidden laneways. Discover the city's eclectic arcades, café society and vivid street art.
Meals: Breakfast
Locations: Melbourne (VIC)

Day 3 Melbourne - Cairns (3 Nights)
We fly to laid-back Cairns where we'll meet our 'Local Specialist' for a private wildlife journey at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Our boat cruise will take us through woodlands and rainforest, which provide sanctuary to koalas, tropical birds and, of course, crocodiles. Then, 'Join Trafalgar' and take part in a Rainforest Restoration project to protect this natural wonder. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Locations: Cairns

Day 4 Great Barrier Reef
Board a high-speed catamaran bound for the underwater wonderland that is the Great Barrier Reef. View the iridescent coral formations and colourful marine-life from your semi-submersible craft. Get your feet wet and snorkel for up-close encounters with this natural wonder (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board in the golden Australian sunshine before you return to Cairns.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Locations: Cairns

Day 5 Cairns Free Time
Spend the day at leisure discovering Cairns on your own terms. Consider joining one of Trafalgar's recommended Optional Experiences - a Scenic Rail journey to Kuranda to explore the 'village in the rainforest'. This evening, at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, you'll hear stories of the Dreamtime and witness an entertaining high impact performance by an indigenous dance group. Then enjoy a Regional Dinner accompanied by the sounds of the didgeridoo.
Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner
Locations: Cairns

Day 6 Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)
We fly to Sydney this morning and enjoy some time at leisure before boarding our Harbour Cruise. As we sail past magnificent waterfront homes and the iconic white sails of the Opera House, we'll indulge in a Regional Dinner against the backdrop of the city's beloved Harbour Bridge.
Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner
Locations: Sydney

Day 7 Sydney Sightseeing
Celebrate the genius of Danish architect Jørn Utzon, whose Sydney Opera House is our first stop for a tour with a 'Local Specialist'. Continue to the golden sands of Bondi, to 'Connect With Locals', when you'll meet a local surf lifesaver who will share insights into the history of Bondi Beach and surf lifesaving during a 'Be My Guest' exclusive tour of the Members Only facility of Australia's oldest surf lifesaving club, and lunch paired with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest
Locations: Sydney

Day 8 Sydney Free Time
Indulge in a free day to connect with Sydney and its beautiful natural surrounds. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the spectacular eucalyptus-clad Blue Mountains or ascend the imposing iron arches of Sydney Harbour bridge if you're feeling adventurous. Join your Travel Director for a waterfront Regional Dinner this evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner
Locations: Sydney

Day 9 Sydney - Queenstown (3 Nights)
New Zealand's adventure capital beckons, and we fly to Queenstown. You'll get your bearings on an orientation tour. Tonight's Regional Dinner is at The Boatshed, the historic and restored New Zealand Railways Shipping Office built in 1936. Enjoy delicious traditional cuisine with spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range.
Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner
Locations: Queenstown (Nz)

Day 10 Queenstown Sightseeing and Free Time
Get a feel for real country life when we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' experience with our host Southern Girl Laura. Born and raised on a sheep and deer farm in the deep south of New Zealand, Laura will share with you her story of growing up in the country. Then it's all hands-on as you have a go at sheep mustering, whip cracking, as well as the chance to feed and pet the farm animals. Laura is sure you'll leave feeling more like a local than a visitor. Enjoy time at leisure this afternoon. An Optional Experience could see you taking a jet boat ride down the Shotover River, a minibus excursion through Skipper's Canyon or tempting your taste buds on a wine tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest
Locations: Queenstown (Nz), Te Anau

Day 11 Queenstown Free Time
You have a final day in New Zealand's adventure capital to do as you choose. Why not take an Optional Experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord.
Meals: Breakfast
Locations:

Day 12 Queenstown - Auckland
Today we depart Queenstown and fly north to Auckland, the City of Sails. This evening is free, so why not dine in the 'heart of the city' Federal Street, a hotspot for food lovers right on your doorstep.
Meals: Breakfast
Locations: Auckland

Day 13 Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights)
We journey through King Country, which was at the centre of the New Zealand Wars in the 1860s. Join a 'Local Specialist' in in a starry wonderland - a cavernous galaxy of twinkling glowworms, in shades of iridescent green and blue, lighting up the Ruakuri Caves in Waitomo. This evening we'll 'Dive Into Culture' at the Mitai Maori Village for a Regional Dinner. Watch your Maori hosts issue their heart-pounding wero (challenge) during the Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome. Then, continue to the village to delve into what life was like in New Zealand before European settlement. Our encounter with Maori culture continues as we feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a Hangi, sharing our meal with our indigenous hosts.
Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner
Locations: Rotorua

Day 14 Rotorua Sightseeing
Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour of the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa with a 'Local Specialist'. Continue to the Living Maori Village Whakarewarewa and 'Dive Into Culture' to gain in-depth insights into the lives of the Maori people and the special bond they share with this ancient land. Later, we join our Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at Terrace Kitchen on the lakefront.
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Locations: Auckland, Waitomo

Day 15 Depart Auckland
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. Time to bid you farewell as we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).
Meals: Breakfast
Locations:

Dining Highlights

  • 14 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches (Including Connect With Locals)
  • 7 dinners


First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Melbourne to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney, Sydney to Queenstown, Queenstown to Auckland
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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