Best of New Zealand with Sydney 2024 - 17 Days from Auckland to Sydney

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Best of New Zealand with Sydney 2024

17 Days from Auckland to Sydney



Tour Description:

It’s true that sheep outnumber people in New Zealand six to one, but lucky for ewe, this untamed land also boasts an impressive number of soaring mountains, lush rainforests, and stunning fiords. The North Island’s Bay of Plenty sets the stage for the abundance of spectacular sights you’ll see on both of New Zealand’s breathtaking islands. Rotorua’s shooting geysers are only surpassed by the South Island’s soaring Southern Alps, which you’ll reach from charming Christchurch by way of the scenic TranzAlpine train. Throughout your tour of New Zealand, you’ll have the opportunity to admire incredible views of the Franz Josef Glacier, warm your toes in natural hot springs, and partake in all of the fun that Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World,” has to offer. With so many ways to work up an appetite, you’ll appreciate a special barbecue on a local farm and dinner at a New Zealand family’s home.

With its sparkling harbor, trendy beaches, and happy, go-with-the-flow locals, nothing makes a splash quite like the city of Sydney. Cap off your tour of New Zealand with an extra three days in the “Harbour City” for some Aussie-fueled culture and fun.

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Dates & Pricing

Start Dates Listed Below are US departure dates, please verify specific dates with your Pavlus Travel Planner

Wednesday 03 Jan 24 — Sunday 21 Jan 24Starting at $6,905Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 17 Jan 24 — Sunday 04 Feb 24Starting at $6,905Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 31 Jan 24 — Sunday 18 Feb 24
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Wednesday 14 Feb 24 — Sunday 03 Mar 24Starting at $7,025Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 28 Feb 24 — Sunday 17 Mar 24Starting at $7,025Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 13 Mar 24 — Sunday 31 Mar 24
Small Group Discovery
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Wednesday 27 Mar 24 — Sunday 14 Apr 24Starting at $7,025Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 04 Sep 24 — Sunday 22 Sep 24Starting at $7,245Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 18 Sep 24 — Sunday 06 Oct 24Starting at $7,415Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 09 Oct 24 — Sunday 27 Oct 24
Small Group Discovery
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Wednesday 16 Oct 24 — Sunday 03 Nov 24Starting at $7,415Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 30 Oct 24 — Sunday 17 Nov 24Starting at $7,495Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 13 Nov 24 — Sunday 01 Dec 24Starting at $7,495Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


Destination & Sightseeing

Your Train New Zealand’s TranzAlpine train glides through the South Island’s vast Canterbury Plains and soaring mountain peaks for an immersive experience offering a window into New Zealand’s stunning landscapes. Travel in comfort with an onboard café and in-seat audio commentary while traveling along the gorges of the glacier-fed Waimakariri River and the Southern Alps with unfettered views. Spacious reclining seats, panoramic windows, and skylights provide an incredible vantage point to marvel at New Zealand’s epic landscapes.

Complimentary headsets provided throughout the tour.
Notes:
This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to Aotearoa, Māori for “land of the long white cloud.” Your room is available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule your flights to arrive by 4:30pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner

Day 2
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. Before arriving at your resort, visit the historic Waitangi Treaty House

Day 3
This morning, embark on a sightseeing cruise. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to stroll the beach, explore some of the island’s historic attractions, shop for souvenirs, or just relax at your hotel

Day 4
Today, travel through the Bay of Plenty region to Rotorua, home to geothermal wonders, adventure activities, and a thriving Māori culture

Day 5

Day 6
Travel south today through rolling farmlands and pass massive Lake Taupo. After lunch, continue to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city

Day 7
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 harbour 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

Day 8
Fly to Christchurch located on New Zealand’s south island. Christchurch was named after the city in England that has the same name and has a history of English heritage. A sightseeing tour will highlights some of Christchurch’s famous landmarks and spectacular gardens. This evening is at leisure

Day 9
Today, take one of the world’s great train journeys aboard the scenic Tranzalpine. Spend the next two nights in the small town of Franz Josef, located at the base of the impressive Franz Josef Glacier

Day 10
This morning, explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage area. Admire incredible views of the Franz Josef Glacier on a locally guided tour. The remainder of the day is at your leisure

Day 11
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, you’re free to enjoy dinner at one of Queenstown’s many restaurants or cafes and sample some of the regional wines

Day 12
Today, travel into scenic Fiordland National Park. Boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, this region of New Zealand has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was famously described by author, Rudyard Kipling, as the “eighth wonder of the world.” Late evening return to Queenstown. NOTE: The excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 13 depending on weather and road conditions today

Day 13
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

Day 14
Today, depart Queenstown and fly to vibrant Sydney for a 3-night stay. Sydney is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is home to home to first-class restaurants, beautiful beaches, grand shopping arcades, and top tourist attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and the Taronga Zoo

Day 15
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping

Day 16
A full day to enjoy more of this beautiful city

Day 17
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

AucklandBay of IslandsRotoruaWellingtonChristchurchFranz JosefQueenstownSydney
Stamford Plaza Auckland
Moderate Deluxe



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.
Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.