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
  • CRUISE on the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour
  • Connect With Locals Meet an Aussie surf lifesaver for an exclusive tour through Australia's oldest surf lifesaving club (Day 7). 'Southern Girl' Laura is a true blue country girl. Come and meet her on her property, where she'll tell you all about growing up on a sheep & deer farm (Day 10).
  • CITY TOUR in Melbourne and Sydney
  • Dive Into Culture Discover Melbourne's eclectic hidden lanes, arcades and fascinating street art (Day 2). Immerse yourself in Maori culture and enjoy a traditional Maori feast at the Mitai Maori Village (Day 13).
  • VISIT Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and a geothermal valley in Rotorua
  • SCENIC DRIVE through Queenstown with views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range
  • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Sydney, Cairns and Rotorua (Days 3, 7, 13).
  • Make A Difference Join us to plant some trees which will help in the restoration of rainforest in Far North Queensland (Day 3).
  • VIEW Darling Harbour from your hotel room, Sydney Harbour Bridge, a Maori cultural performance
Destinations
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Australasia
  • Australasia
Tour Types
  • Country Explorer

Location: Melbourne (VIC)

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.<br/>

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza

Meals: Welcome Reception

Location: Melbourne (VIC)

'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.<br/>

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Cairns

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.<br/>

Accommodation: Hilton

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Cairns

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.<br/>

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Cairns

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.<br/>

Meals: Breakfast,Regional Dinner

Location: Sydney

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.<br/>

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View Room)

Meals: Breakfast,Regional Dinner

Location: Sydney

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.<br/>

Meals: Breakfast,Be My Guest

Location: Sydney

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.<br/>

Meals: Breakfast,Regional Dinner

Location: Queenstown (Nz)

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.<br/>

Accommodation: Millennium

Meals: Breakfast,Regional Dinner

Location: Queenstown (Nz), Te Anau

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.<br/>

Meals: Breakfast,Be My Guest

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.<br/>

Meals: Breakfast

Location: 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.<br/>

Accommodation: The Grand by SkyCity

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rotorua

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 Māori 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 Māori culture continues as we feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a Hangi, sharing our meal with our indigenous hosts.<br/>

Accommodation: Millennium

Meals: Breakfast,Regional Dinner

Location: Auckland, Waitomo

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 Māori 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.<br/>

Meals: Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

Time to bid you farewell as we transfer you from Rotorua to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 2pm).<br/>

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • -All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • -VIP entry to many sights
  • -Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • -7 dinners
  • -Optional Experiences and free time
  • -Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • -Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • -An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • -2 lunches (Including Connect With Locals)
  • -Handcrafted Highlights
  • -All porterage and local charges included
  • -14 breakfasts
  • -Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • -Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • -Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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

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Trafalgar connects you with people, places and experiences to reveal the diversity of the places they go.

They give you the real thing, without you having to worry about a thing. From the icons to the unexpected, get those “pinch memoments through a series of Trafalgar highlights other travellers may never know about, or have access to.

Connect with locals proud to bring you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales so you can experience their way of life first hand. Live the legacies of hotels that are more than just a bed for the night, but a piece of the local heritage. Discover their secret spots and Hidden Gems.

Your essentials are covered, from accommodation, many meals and sightseeing—even VIP entry at the icons. Their Travel Directors, Local Specialists and Drivers take care of every detail at every step, making your experience as unique as you are. So leave the logistics to them and you’ll make the most of every minute.

As a proud member of the Travel Corporation (TTC), Trafalgar is driven by service and passionately run and owned by a family involved in travel and hospitality for 100 years.

As an active founder and supporter of the TreadRight Foundation, you can travel confidently knowing they support the protection and conservation of the places they visit. They aim to tread far, but tread lightly. It’s this same consideration they have for our planet that they have for your travel needs.

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