Naturally New Zealand with the Great Barrier Reef & Sydney 2021 - 19 Day Package from Cairns to Queenstown
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Naturally New Zealand with the Great Barrier Reef & Sydney 2021

19 Day Package from Cairns to Queenstown

Starting at $4,409


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Map for Naturally New Zealand with the Great Barrier Reef & Sydney 2021 - 19 Day Package from Cairns to Queenstown


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; 4 lunches; 1 dinner

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. 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. 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 your evening is at leisure
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Day 3
A full day at leisure to explore tropical Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to visit a wildlife park to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway
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Day 4
Today, fly to Sydney, Australia's stunning capital. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 5
Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit stunning Bondi Beach, considered the most beautiful beach in Sydney by many. The afternoon is at your leisure
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Day 6
Enjoy a full day at leisure in this vibrant city. Choose from our 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 7
Today, fly to Auckland. The rest of the day is at your leisure
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Day 8
Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a cruise on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland and its surroundings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 9
Today, travel via motorcoach south to visit the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Afterward, visit Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue on to Rotorua
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Day 10
This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to Te Puia, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and the Agrodome. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, you may choose to join our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones)
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Day 11
Fly to Wellington, capital of New Zealand
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Day 12
Your guided morning sightseeing tour takes you to see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings as well as scenic views from the top of Mount Victoria. Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanical Gardens, then drive around the rugged Wellington coastline, discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington’s most popular beaches. During your free time today, you may want to visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country’s great heritage and natural wonders
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Day 13
Today, fly to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island
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Day 14
Today, travel to Akaroa, a former French and British settlement where you will have some time to explore the charming village with its colonial architecture, galleries, and cafés. Afterward, take a nature cruise on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see some of the native wildlife, including New Zealand fur seals, the white-flippered blue penguin, and the Hector’s dolphin, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. Return to Christchurch in the late afternoon
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Day 15
Travel south by motorcoach via the Canterbury Plains to the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Tekapo, where the Southern Alps provide the backdrop for a stunning photo. Continue on to Mount Cook National Park. After lunch at your hotel, you will have time to explore this alpine wonderland
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Day 16
Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore the area. In the afternoon, travel via motorcoach past Lake Pukaki and rugged Mackenzie Basin to Omarama, where you will make a comfort stop. Continue on to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.”
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Day 17
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Milford Sound. First, 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 late this evening
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Day 18
Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Perhaps choose an optional jet boat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy
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Day 19
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 20
CAIRNS

Day 21
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Day 22
CAIRNS

Day 23
CAIRNS–SYDNEY

Day 24
SYDNEY

Day 25
SYDNEY

Day 26
SYDNEY–AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Day 27
AUCKLAND

Day 28
AUCKLAND–HOBBITON–WAITOMO–ROTORUA

Day 29
ROTORUA

Day 30
ROTORUA–WELLINGTON

Day 31
WELLINGTON

Day 32
WELLINGTON–CHRISTCHURCH

Day 33
CHRISTCHURCH. EXCURSION TO AKAROA

Day 34
CHRISTCHURCH–MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK

Day 35
MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK–QUEENSTOWN

Day 36
QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Day 37
QUEENSTOWN

Day 38
QUEENSTOWN

Day 39
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Day 56
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Day 57 CAIRNS.
Welcome to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The balance of the day is at your leisure

Day 58 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. 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 your evening is at leisure
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 59 CAIRNS.
A full day at leisure to explore tropical Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to visit a wildlife park to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway
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Day 60 CAIRNS–SYDNEY.
Today, fly to Sydney, Australia's stunning capital. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 61 SYDNEY.
Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit stunning Bondi Beach, considered the most beautiful beach in Sydney by many. The afternoon is at your leisure
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Day 62 SYDNEY.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in this vibrant city. Choose from our 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 63 SYDNEY–AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
Today, fly to Auckland. The rest of the day is at your leisure
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Day 64 AUCKLAND.
Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a cruise on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland and its surroundings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 65 AUCKLAND–HOBBITON–WAITOMO–ROTORUA.
Today, travel via motorcoach south to visit the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Afterward, visit Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue on to Rotorua
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 66 ROTORUA.
This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to Te Puia, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and the Agrodome. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, you may choose to join our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones)
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Day 67 ROTORUA–WELLINGTON.
Fly to Wellington, capital of New Zealand
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Day 68 WELLINGTON.
Your guided morning sightseeing tour takes you to see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings as well as scenic views from the top of Mount Victoria. Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanical Gardens, then drive around the rugged Wellington coastline, discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington’s most popular beaches. During your free time today, you may want to visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country’s great heritage and natural wonders
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Day 69 WELLINGTON–CHRISTCHURCH.
Today, fly to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island
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Day 70 CHRISTCHURCH. EXCURSION TO AKAROA.
Today, travel to Akaroa, a former French and British settlement where you will have some time to explore the charming village with its colonial architecture, galleries, and cafés. Afterward, take a nature cruise on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see some of the native wildlife, including New Zealand fur seals, the white-flippered blue penguin, and the Hector’s dolphin, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. Return to Christchurch in the late afternoon
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 71 CHRISTCHURCH–MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK.
Travel south by motorcoach via the Canterbury Plains to the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Tekapo, where the Southern Alps provide the backdrop for a stunning photo. Continue on to Mount Cook National Park. After lunch at your hotel, you will have time to explore this alpine wonderland
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 72 MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK–QUEENSTOWN.
Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore the area. In the afternoon, travel via motorcoach past Lake Pukaki and rugged Mackenzie Basin to Omarama, where you will make a comfort stop. Continue on to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.”
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 73 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Milford Sound. First, 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 late this evening
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 74 QUEENSTOWN.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Perhaps choose an optional jet boat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 75 QUEENSTOWN.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Pullman Cairns International
Superior First-Class



17 Abbott St Cairns QLD Australia

Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel exuding the architectural grandeur of the city's rich colonial past. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321-room hotel is perfectly positioned in the CBD to take advantage of all the city has to offer. After a great day of sightseeing, dine in Coco's Restaurant, grab a drink at the Lobby Bar, or pamper yourself at Vie Spa. Laundry is available through the hotel for a fee.

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