Best of Australia & New Zealand 2021 - 15 Day Package from Cairns to Auckland
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Best of Australia & New Zealand 2021

15 Day Package from Cairns to Auckland

Starting at $3,259


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Destination & Sightseeing

Transportation:
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included)

MEALS

American breakfast daily; 2 lunches

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to tropical Cairns. The balance of the day is at your leisure

Day 2
Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where the evening is at leisure
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Day 3
A full day at leisure to explore more of Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Other options: try your luck at fishing, visit the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest, or check out the many shops and galleries along Cairns’ famous Esplanade
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Day 4
Today, fly to Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock. The rest of the day is at leisure
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Day 5
This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to Walpa Gorge for a guided walk through Kata Tjuta. Later this afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings, and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Finish the day at “Sunset Strip” for a drink & canapes, and to witness the changing colors of the rock
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Day 6
Fly to beautiful Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities
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Day 7
Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes a photo stop at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and a visit to Bondi Beach, one of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city. You may want to enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour to admire stunning views of the city from the water; visit Taronga Zoo to see some of Australia’s native animals, such as koalas, kangaroos, and platypuses; shop for souvenirs; or relax on nearby Manly Beach. Your Local Host will have suggestions for sightseeing, dining, and shopping
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Day 8
A full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from a selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Day 9
Today, fly to Queenstown, New Zealand’s “Adventure Capital.” The remainder of the day is at leisure
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Day 10
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Milford Sound. Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park. Marvel at the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley and join your Milford Sound cruise for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown in the evening
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Day 11
Enjoy a full day to explore more of Queenstown. Perhaps choose an optional visit to a local winery to sample some of New Zealand’s best wines, take a thrilling jet boat ride on the Dart River, or tour some of the sites used in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Your Local Host will be available to make shopping and dining recommendations
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Day 12
Fly to Rotorua, known for its hot springs, geysers, and fascinating Maori culture. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 13
This morning, your guided sightseeing features a visit to Te Puia to see the thermal wonders and to learn about the Maori culture. At Rainbow Springs Nature Park, learn about New Zealand’s fascinating history and get close to the creatures that call this land home. Finally, at the Agrodome, enjoy a unique farm experience. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, consider joining our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones)
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Day 14
Today, head north for Waitomo, where you will take a boat ride through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city
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Day 15
Your stay in New Zealand ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 16
ARRIVE IN CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA

Day 17
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Day 18
CAIRNS

Day 19
CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Day 20
ULURU

Day 21
ULURU–SYDNEY

Day 22
SYDNEY

Day 23
SYDNEY

Day 24
SYDNEY–QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

Day 25
QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Day 26
QUEENSTOWN

Day 27
QUEENSTOWN–ROTORUA

Day 28
ROTORUA

Day 29
ROTORUA–WAITOMO–AUCKLAND

Day 30
AUCKLAND

Day 31
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Day 32
Breakfast

Day 33
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Day 34
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Day 35
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Day 36
Breakfast

Day 37
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Day 38
Breakfast

Day 39
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Day 40
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Day 41
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Day 42
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Day 43
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Day 44
Breakfast

Day 45 ARRIVE IN CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA.
Welcome to tropical Cairns. The balance of the day is at your leisure

Day 46 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF.
Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where the evening is at leisure
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 47 CAIRNS.
A full day at leisure to explore more of Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Other options: try your luck at fishing, visit the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest, or check out the many shops and galleries along Cairns’ famous Esplanade
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 48 CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK).
Today, fly to Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock. The rest of the day is at leisure
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 49 ULURU.
This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to Walpa Gorge for a guided walk through Kata Tjuta. Later this afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings, and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Finish the day at “Sunset Strip” for a drink & canapes, and to witness the changing colors of the rock
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 50 ULURU–SYDNEY.
Fly to beautiful Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities
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Day 51 SYDNEY.
Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes a photo stop at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and a visit to Bondi Beach, one of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city. You may want to enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour to admire stunning views of the city from the water; visit Taronga Zoo to see some of Australia’s native animals, such as koalas, kangaroos, and platypuses; shop for souvenirs; or relax on nearby Manly Beach. Your Local Host will have suggestions for sightseeing, dining, and shopping
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 52 SYDNEY.
A full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from a selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 53 SYDNEY–QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND.
Today, fly to Queenstown, New Zealand’s “Adventure Capital.” The remainder of the day is at leisure
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 54 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Milford Sound. Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park. Marvel at the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley and join your Milford Sound cruise for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown in the evening
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 55 QUEENSTOWN.
Enjoy a full day to explore more of Queenstown. Perhaps choose an optional visit to a local winery to sample some of New Zealand’s best wines, take a thrilling jet boat ride on the Dart River, or tour some of the sites used in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Your Local Host will be available to make shopping and dining recommendations
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 56 QUEENSTOWN–ROTORUA.
Fly to Rotorua, known for its hot springs, geysers, and fascinating Maori culture. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 57 ROTORUA.
This morning, your guided sightseeing features a visit to Te Puia to see the thermal wonders and to learn about the Maori culture. At Rainbow Springs Nature Park, learn about New Zealand’s fascinating history and get close to the creatures that call this land home. Finally, at the Agrodome, enjoy a unique farm experience. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, consider joining our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones)
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 58 ROTORUA–WAITOMO–AUCKLAND.
Today, head north for Waitomo, where you will take a boat ride through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 59 AUCKLAND.
Your stay in New Zealand ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Pacific Hotel
First-Class



Corner Esplanade & Spence Street Cairns QLD Australia

The Pacific Hotel boasts a magnificent location, personalized service and award winning hospitality. Contemporary, and with a tropical ambience, befitting a bygone era - an era when great service and friendly hospitality were the rule rather than the exception. Ideal for visitors who wish to explore all the attractions Cairns has to offer with shopping and dining right at the hotel's front door. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, ATM, and coin-operated self-service laundry.
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