Best of New Zealand  with Fiji & Sydney 2020 - 20 days from Nadi to Sydney
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Best of New Zealand with Fiji & Sydney 2020

20 days from Nadi to Sydney

Starting at $6,348


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Experience the best of Fiji, New Zealand, and Sydney on this unforgettable vacation filled with dramatic scenery, cultural exchanges, and top attractions. Start your vacation in tropical Fiji with a sightseeing tour and plenty of leisure time to swim, snorkel, take a bike ride, or relax on the beach.

Then, you'll experience some of New Zealand's most majestic scenery throughout your tour. In Auckland, 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 and take a scenic inter-island ferry to New Zealand’s South Island. 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 Fiji, 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 on your own. From the tropical oasis of Fiji to rugged Milford Sound and cosmopolitan Sydney, it's a vacation of a lifetime!



Destination & Sightseeing

FIJISightseeing tour; visit Garden of the Sleeping Giant and Viseisei Village; stop at Vuda Lookout, Namaka Market, and Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu Temple; Monograms Local Host service
AUCKLAND Sightseeing
BAY OF ISLANDS Visit the Waitangi Treaty House; scenic cruise
ROTORUA
Sightseeing including a visit Rainbow Springs and Te Puia; dinner at a [LF] local family’s home
MARTON Visit a [LF] local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunch
WELLINGTON Sightseeing including cable car ride; visit the botanic gardens and Te Papa
INTERISLANDER FERRYScenic cruising across Cook Strait
CHRISTCHURCH Orientation
TRANZALPINE TRAINScenic train journey
FRANZ JOSEFGlacier Valley walk
QUEENSTOWN [LF] Winery visit and tasting; visit Fiordland National Park; cruise on Milford Sound; farewell dinner
SYDNEYCity sightseeing; Monograms Local Hostservice

MEALS

American breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 5 dinners including a farewell dinner in Queenstown

ITINERARY

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NADI, FIJI.
Step off the plane and into this tropical paradise. Spend the next three nights at one of the most majestic islands in the South Pacific. After arrival, enjoy an included sightseeing tour of the island. Visit the GARDEN OF THE SLEEPNG GIANT to see the private collection of stunning tropical orchids and VISEISEI VILLAGE, where the Fijian people first landed centuries ago. Then, stop at the VUDA LOOKOUT, NAMAKA MARKET, and SRI SIVA SUBRAMANIYA HINDU TEMPLE. The remainder of the day is at your leisure

Days 2-3 NADI.
Two full days to explore all the island has to offer. Enjoy beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees, and friendly locals. You may choose to rent a bike to see more of the island, snorkel in the crystal-blue waters, relax at one of the island’s spas, shop for a favorite souvenir, or just relax on the beach. In the evening, why not enjoy a tropical sunset and a cool drink? (B daily)

Day 4 NADI-AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
Time this morning to enjoy more of this island oasis. This afternoon, fly to Auckland. Your hotel room is available for immediate check-in. Please schedule your flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing
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Day 5 AUCKLAND–BAY OF ISLANDS.
Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Auckland, the “City of Sails.” See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and historic Parnell Village. Continue to the Bay of Islands, known for its stunning beauty and history. Visit the WAITANGI TREATY HOUSE to learn about New Zealand’s past
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Day 6 BAY OF ISLANDS.
This morning, embark on a sightseeing CRUISE to view the “Hole in the Rock,” have a chance to see dolphins, and learn more about the rich history and culture of this region. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to enjoy a hike, explore some of the island’s historic attractions, shop for souvenirs, or just relax at your hotel
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Day 7 BAY OF ISLANDS–ROTORUA.
Today, travel through the Bay of Plenty region to Rotorua, home to geothermal wonders, adventure activities, and a thriving Maori culture. This evening, you may wish to join our optional outing to experience an authentic Maori village and cultural performance, followed by a delicous Hangi dinner. You might even be asked to join in a Haka, the traditional war dance of the Maori. (B)
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Day 8 ROTORUA.
This morning starts with a visit to RAINBOW SPRINGS to view native bush and wildlife, including a walk through the kiwi bird enclosure. Last stop is TE PUIA, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, with New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces. The afternoon is at your leisure. You may wish to relax in a natural hot spring, zipline through the forest, be pampered at one of the city’s spas, or board a floatplane for flightseeing of this beautiful area. This evening, join a [LF] New Zealand family for DINNER in their home, a unique opportunity to interact with a local family and immerse yourself in New Zealand culture. Before the evening is over, you’ll feel like part of the family. (B,D)
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Day 9 ROTORUA–MARTON–WELLINGTON.
Travel south today through rolling farmlands and past massive Lake Taupo. Stop in the historic rural town of Marton, where we’ll visit a [LF] LOCAL FARM and enjoy a barbecue lunch. Continue to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. (B,L)
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Day 10 WELLINGTON.
Our day begins with a sightseeing tour of Wellington. Take a scenic CABLE CAR ride, visit the beautiful BOTANIC GARDENS, see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and enjoy 360-degree, panoramic views of the city and harbor from the top of Mount Victoria. You’ll also spend time at TE PAPA, the Museum of New Zealand. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. (B)
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Day 11 WELLINGTON–INTERISLANDER FERRY–PICTON–CHRISTCHURCH.
This morning, board a FERRY and enjoy a scenic cruise across Cook Strait, connecting New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Continue to Christchurch for an orientation tour and overnight stay. (B,D)
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Day 12 CHRISTCHURCH–TRANZALPINE TRAIN–ARTHUR’S PASS–FRANZ JOSEF.
Today, travel on the scenic TRANZALPINE, one of the world’s great train journeys. From the comfort of first-class carriages, see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmlands, followed by the spectacular gorges and rivers of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the majestic Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass National Park. The train features large panoramic windows, an onboard café, and at-seat audio commentary. Spend the next two nights in the small town of Franz Josef, located at the base of the impressive Franz Josef Glacier. (B,D)
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Day 13 FRANZ JOSEF.
This morning, explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage area. Your GLACIER VALLEY WALK will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed, following the glacier’s path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier’s history, see what is left behind by this majestic giant, and learn the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere. Near the terminal face, after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing face of the glacier. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may opt to take a scenic flightseeing or helicopter tour, relax in one of the glacier hot pools, spend time at the West Coast Wildlife Centre, or pick up a picnic lunch and just take in the gorgeous scenery. (B)
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Day 14 FRANZ JOSEF–QUEENSTOWN.
Our journey today takes us along the coast and the Tasman Sea. Climb through rainforests and over Haast Pass to arrive in Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Upon arrival, enjoy a tour and a tasting at a local [LF] WINERY. Tonight, why not enjoy dinner at one of Queenstown’s many restaurants or cafés and sample some of the region’s wines? (B)
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Day 15 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND.
Today, travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. During your CRUISE on the fiord, see cascading waterfalls, wildlife, and experience this pristine natural setting just as early Maori and European explorers did. (B,L)
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Day 16 QUEENSTOWN.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy, shop for souvenirs, or take a thrilling jetboat ride on the Dart River. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner. (B,D)
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Day 17 QUEENSTOWN–SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
Today, depart Queenstown and fly to vibrant Sydney for a 3-night stay
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Day 18 SYDNEY.
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, a visit to the historic Rocks area, and a visit to stunning Bondi Beach, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping. (B)
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Day 19 SYDNEY.
A full day to enjoy more of this beautiful city. You may want to consider an optional trip to the Blue Mountains, a cruise around Sydney Harbour, time to soak up the sun on nearby Manly Beach, or a thrilling climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. (B)
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Day 20 SYDNEY.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Accommodations

Coral CoastAucklandBay of IslandsRotoruaWellingtonChristchurchFranz JosefSydney
Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
Superior First-Class



Denarau Island Nadi Fiji

Subtle sophistication and laidback luxury awaits you at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. Infusing Sofitel's French influences with exotic Fijian customs, the resort blends tradition with the most modern technologies for a tropical retreat that really does offer it all. A private waterfront location and the Pacific's largest lagoon-style pool are a prelude to the sanctuary that is Sofitel Fiji's stylish of rooms, each with a private balcony or terrace. World class dining, a sublime International Day Spa, and an unsurpassed range of adrenalin pumping activities make for an unforgettable experience.
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