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 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 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!
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| FIJI||Airport transfers: Sigatoka River Safari; Monograms Local Host service|
| AUCKLAND|| Welcome dinner; 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|
| CHRISTCHURCH|| Sightseeing|
| TRANZALPINE TRAIN||Scenic train journey|
| FRANZ JOSEF||Glacier Valley walk|
| QUEENSTOWN|| [LF] Winery visit and tasting; visit Fiordland National Park; cruise on Milford Sound; farewell dinner|
| SYDNEY||City sightseeing; Monograms Local Host service|
American breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 5 dinners including a welcome dinner in Auckland and a farewell dinner in Queenstown
Day 1 ARRIVE IN NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST
Welcome to Fiji! Step off the plane and into this tropical paradise. Arrive Nadi and transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast for a three night stay. The remainder of your day is at your leisure
Day 2 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 BreakfastLunch
Day 3 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 drink Breakfast
Day 4 CORAL COAST–NADI–AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi and then fly to Auckland. Welcome to Aotearoa, Maori for “land of the long white cloud.” Your hotel room is available for immediate check-in. This evening, join travel group for a welcome briefing and dinner Dinner
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. (B,D) Breakfast Dinner
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. (B) Breakfast
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) Breakfast
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) Breakfast Dinner
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 BreakfastLunch
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) Breakfast
Day 11 WELLINGTON–CHRISTCHURCH.
Fly to Christchurch located on New Zealand’s south island. A sightseeing tour will highlight some of Christchurch’s famous landmarks and spectacular gardens. This evening is at leisure. (B) Breakfast
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 in-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) Breakfast Dinner
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 Hine Hukatere. 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) Breakfast
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) Breakfast
Day 15 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND.
Today, enjoy a full day excursion to Milford Sound. 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. Return to Queenstown late this evening BreakfastLunch
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) Breakfast Dinner
Day 17 QUEENSTOWN–SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
Today, depart Queenstown and fly to vibrant Sydney for a 3-night stay. (B) Breakfast
Day 18 SYDNEY.
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing TOUR of the city that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit to the historic Rocks District, 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 Breakfast
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 Breakfast
Day 20 SYDNEY.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
Sydney Drive, off the Queens Highway Coral Coast Fiji
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is situated in an exquisite seaside setting reminiscent of a time-honored Fijian village. The hotel features sweeping views from the hilltop Bebe Spa Fiji, magnificent tropical pool, beach access with complimentary kayaks, snorkeling gear, and paddle boards, Fijian culture activities, entertainment, and daily kava ceremony, daily Fijian handicraft demonstrations, fitness center, an ATM/currency exchange, and self-service laundry and dry cleaning.
Stamford Plaza Auckland
22 - 26 Albert Street Auckland New Zealand
With its extensive hotel facilities and amenities, Stamford Plaza Auckland is one of the city's premier accommodation choices. The hotel features a fully equipped recreation center, multiple bars and restaurants, pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Copthorne Hotel & Resort
Tau Henare Drive Paihia New Zealand
The Copthorne Hotel & Resort commands a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens as part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Enjoy onsite facilities including a tennis court, spectacular free form lagoon style swimming pool, mountain bike hire and courtesy shuttle to downtown. Take it easy in the massage studio or end your day with a long cool drink in the bar.
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Hinemaru Street Rotorua New Zealand
Next to mystical Lake Rotorua and just a brief stroll from the city center, Millennium Hotel Rotorua is an eco-friendly hotel. Perhaps its most unique feature is that its heating is provided by harnessing the hotel's natural geothermal resource. The hotel's amenities include a heated pool, spa, two restaurants, a lounge, and room service.
Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
100 Oriental Parad Wellington New Zealand
Located on Wellington's premier Oriental Parade overlooking the stunning Wellington Harbour, Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is the perfect base to explore the city. Savor sublime cuisine, sip a cool cocktail, and enjoy the spectacular views from the 7th floor restaurant or bar, which gives spectacular 180° views of Oriental Bay. Additional facilities include a heated indoor pool, concierge service, and leisure desk. Dry cleaning, as well as coin-operated self-service laundry, is available.
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
50 Cathedral Square Christchurch New Zealand
The Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is a landmark hotel featuring 154 contemporary rooms. The hotel is in the heart of the city only moments to main attractions like Cathedral Square and Hagley Park.
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
36 Main Road Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand
Situated close to the edge of one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier provides an inviting base in which to explore the dramatic and enticing region. Dine at the Canavans Restaurant or toast to a delightful day at the Moa Bar where both feature local food, wine and beer.
24 Hawthorne Drive Remarkables Park Queenstown New Zealand
Ramada Queenstown is ideally located at the doorstep of The Remarkables Park Town Centre. The hotel features a fitness center, on-site café, laundry services, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Rydges World Square
389 Pitt Street Sydney NSW Australia
Feel right at home when checking into Rydges World Square and enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. After a great day of sightseeing, wine and dine in their Italian & Mediterranean-inspired Sphere Restaurant or relax while sipping a cocktail at the Cidery Bar and Kitchen with a great outside deck overlooking the World Square area. The hotel features coin-operated, self-service laundry.