Highlights of the South Pacific 2021 - 17 Day Tour from Auckland to Sydney
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Highlights of the South Pacific 2021

17 Day Tour from Auckland to Sydney

Starting at $5,902


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Ready to wash that monotony right out of your hair? Head to the South Pacific and send it on its way. Combining fun, sun, glee, and the sea, this tour of Australia and New Zealand introduces you to the favorite features and creatures of both fascinating countries. Starting in New Zealand, you’ll witness Waitomo’s Glowworm Caves and Rotorua’s boiling mud pools before cruising through some of the coolest fiord scenery in the world in Queenstown’s Milford Sound. More uplifting sights await in the “Land Down Under” as you take a spin on Melbourne’s Star Observation Wheel, a dip in the colorful, coral-filled ocean at the Great Barrier Reef, and a ferry across Sydney Harbour to see the Opera House and other harmonious sights. While you’re sure to take plenty of pictures on this tour of the South Pacific, we’ll take one of you with a crocodile or koala for the ultimate souvenir.



Destination & Sightseeing

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

MEALS

American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to Auckland! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner
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Day 2
AUCKLAND Guided sightseeing includes Queen Street, Auckland Domain (Auckland’s oldest park), and historic Parnell Village. Ferry crossing to Waiheke Island. Free time this evening. WAIHEKE ISLAND Guided sightseeing of the island includes a visit to an olive grove, plus a tour, tasting, and lunch at a [LF] local vineyard
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Day 3
Scenic drive through the pastoral region of Waikato en route to Waitomo. WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. MATAMATA Guided tour of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Hobbiton movie set includes the hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and structures built for the filming. Continue to Rotorua. ROTORUA Free time this evening
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Day 4
ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes Te Puia with its geysers, boiling mudpools, and silica terraces. Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see native bush and wildlife including the shy Kiwi bird. Free time this afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a traditional [LF] Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones), followed by an authentic Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance with singing, dancing, and storytelling. (B,D) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rotorua with a flightseeing excursion over volcanoes, lakes, and mountains. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app
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Day 5
Fly to Queenstown. QUEENSTOWN A scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak includes dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown
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Day 6
MILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise on Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforest. Late evening return to Queenstown. Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 7 depending on weather and road conditions today
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Day 7
QUEENSTOWN Free day
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Day 8
Fly to Melbourne. MELBOURNE Free time the remainder of the day
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Day 9
MELBOURNE Guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. A ride on the [LF] Melbourne Star Observation Wheel includes a sparkling drink, appetizers, and views of Melbourne and the bay. Free time the remainder of the day
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Day 10
MELBOURNE Free day. (B)
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Day 11
Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” CAIRNS Visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures includes kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, and more native species. [LF] Have your photo taken with a koala or a crocodile. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant
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Day 12
OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding. CAIRNS Free time this evening
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Day 13
CAIRNS Free day
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Day 14
Fly to Sydney SYDNEY Free time the remainder of the day
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Day 15
SYDNEY Sightseeing includes a tour of the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a Local Guide. See the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visit to world-famous Manly Beach includes free time, followed by ferry crossing to Sydney Harbour. Free time this evening. (B)
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Day 16
SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant this evening. (B,D) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Sydney with a guided climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app
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Day 17
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 18
ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Day 19
AUCKLAND. EXCURSION TO WAIHEKE ISLAND

Day 20
AUCKLAND–WAITOMO–MATAMATA–ROTORUA

Day 21
ROTORUA

Day 22
ROTORUA–QUEENSTOWN

Day 23
QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Day 24
QUEENSTOWN

Day 25
QUEENSTOWN–MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Day 26
MELBOURNE

Day 27
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Day 28
MELBOURNE–CAIRNS

Day 29
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

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CAIRNS

Day 31
CAIRNS–SYDNEY

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SYDNEY

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Day 51
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Day 52 ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
Welcome to Auckland! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner
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Day 53 AUCKLAND. EXCURSION TO WAIHEKE ISLAND.
AUCKLAND Guided sightseeing includes Queen Street, Auckland Domain (Auckland’s oldest park), and historic Parnell Village. Ferry crossing to Waiheke Island. Free time this evening. WAIHEKE ISLAND Guided sightseeing of the island includes a visit to an olive grove, plus a tour, tasting, and lunch at a [LF] local vineyard
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 54 AUCKLAND–WAITOMO–MATAMATA–ROTORUA.
Scenic drive through the pastoral region of Waikato en route to Waitomo. WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. MATAMATA Guided tour of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Hobbiton movie set includes the hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and structures built for the filming. Continue to Rotorua. ROTORUA Free time this evening
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Day 55 ROTORUA.
ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes Te Puia with its geysers, boiling mudpools, and silica terraces. Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see native bush and wildlife including the shy Kiwi bird. Free time this afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a traditional [LF] Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones), followed by an authentic Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance with singing, dancing, and storytelling. (B,D) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rotorua with a flightseeing excursion over volcanoes, lakes, and mountains. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app
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Day 56 ROTORUA–QUEENSTOWN.
Fly to Queenstown. QUEENSTOWN A scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak includes dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown
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Day 57 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND.
MILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise on Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforest. Late evening return to Queenstown. Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 7 depending on weather and road conditions today
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Day 58 QUEENSTOWN.
QUEENSTOWN Free day
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Day 59 QUEENSTOWN–MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.
Fly to Melbourne. MELBOURNE Free time the remainder of the day
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Day 60 MELBOURNE.
MELBOURNE Guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. A ride on the [LF] Melbourne Star Observation Wheel includes a sparkling drink, appetizers, and views of Melbourne and the bay. Free time the remainder of the day
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 61 MELBOURNE.
MELBOURNE Free day. (B)
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Day 62 MELBOURNE–CAIRNS.
Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” CAIRNS Visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures includes kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, and more native species. [LF] Have your photo taken with a koala or a crocodile. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 63 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF.
OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding. CAIRNS Free time this evening
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 64 CAIRNS.
CAIRNS Free day
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Day 65 CAIRNS–SYDNEY.
Fly to Sydney SYDNEY Free time the remainder of the day
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Day 66 SYDNEY.
SYDNEY Sightseeing includes a tour of the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a Local Guide. See the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visit to world-famous Manly Beach includes free time, followed by ferry crossing to Sydney Harbour. Free time this evening. (B)
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Day 67 SYDNEY.
SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant this evening. (B,D) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Sydney with a guided climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app
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Day 68 SYDNEY.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

AucklandRotoruaQueenstownMelbourneCairnsSydney
SKYCITY Hotel
First-Class



Corner Victoria & Federal St. Auckland New Zealand

This spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep! Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional amenities include a casino, spa services, and a fitness facility. This is a smoke-free property.
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