This 17-Day Australia New Zealand Tour, offers a stop in Fiji and visits the region’s highlights such as Fiji’s Coral Coast, Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch, Cairns and Sydney. You can choose to eliminate Fiji, if you’d like
* International airfare from Lax
* Internal flight
* All round trip airport transfers
* 3 nights Fiji on the Coral Coast
* 4 nights Queenstown
* Milford Sound full day tour
* Coach tour from Queenstown to Christchurch
* 2 nights Christchurch
* Akaroa Tour
* 4 nights Cairns
* Great Barrier Reef snorkel cruise
* Daintree Rainforest Tour
* 3 nights Sydney
* Blue Mountains Tour
* Sydney Harbor coffee cruise
* Breakfast daily & 6 lunches
PRICES: From USD$6880 per person with Standard hotels. Based on double occupancy.
DEPARTURE 2017: Daily
HOTELS: Choose from Standard, First Class & Deluxe properties. Please inquire about exact hotels.
CHANGES: Everything on this itinerary can be changed such as the destinations visited, sightseeing tours, accommodations or routing.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
Day 1 Leave Los Angeles for Fiji
Day 2 Cross the International Dateline
Day 3 Fiji: (3-nights)
This 18-day Australia New Zealand Tour begins by arriving in Fiji early morning. In Fiji you will be driven south to the beautiful Coral Coast to enjoy a relaxing introduction to the South Pacific.
Day 4 + 5: Fiji:
Enjoy Fiji at leisure. You can choose from a number of optional sightseeing excursions such as a South Sea Island day cruise which include breakfast, Fiji Kava ceremony tour, Flavors of Fiji Cooking school, Sigatoka River Safari or Treasure Island Resort lunch tour (B)
Day 6 Fiji – Queenstown (3-nights)
Arrive Auckland and clear customs & immigration. Make your way to the domestic terminal for your flight to the South Island. Queenstown, is nestled beside the deep blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, at the foot of the Remarkables Mountain Range. On arrival, you will transferred to your accommodations (B)
Day 7 Queenstown Milford Sound Tour
Journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in New Zealand to Milford Sound to board the vessel for a leisurely cruise along the Sound to the Tasman Sea. The vessel stops at various points and plenty of time is available to view waterfalls, rain-forest, mountains and seals. (B, L)
Day 8 Queenstown free day:
Enjoy your time at leisure, perhaps to explore this lovely village set among the backdrop of the Remarkable Mountain Ranges and Lake Wakatipu. The city center is chock full of restaurants and shops. Optional sightseeing includes Bungy Jumping, Jetboating, Queenstown Skyline Gondola which affords wondrous views and restaurant, Skydiving and much more. (B)
Day 9 Queenstown – Christchurch: (2-nights)
Journey through the South Island to the Garden City of Christchurch. Transfer to your accommodations. (B)
Day 10 Akaroa Tour:
Visit the extinct volcanoes of Banks Peninsula. We make photo stops at scenic places and include a cheese tasting at the Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory. At Akaroa, embark on a nature and harbor cruise on the Canterbury Cat, to explore the volcanic harbor and the world’s smallest dolphins – the Hector Dolphins. (B)
Day 11 Christchurch – Cairns, New Zealand: (3-nights)
Transfer to the airport for your flight via Sydney to Cairns.
Day 12 Great Barrier Reef snorkel cruise:
Cruise on a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef presentation by a marine naturalist to learn more about the wonders of the reef and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from a semi-submersible craft and glass bottom boat. Option to go snorkeling to view this natural living wonder up-close. Equipment provided. (B, L)
Day 13 Daintree Rainforest & Cape tribulation Tour:
Today we journey north past the spectacular coastline to the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest. Learn about the Eco-system, and enjoy a Wildlife River Cruise, looking for crocodiles, pythons, birds and flying foxes. (B) As an alternative you can choose to do the Kuranda Village with Scenic Train & Skyrail Gondola.
Day 14 Cairns – Sydney: (3-nights)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival, transfer to your accommodations (B)
Day 15 Sydney sightseeing tour & Sydney Harbor cruise:
You will see Darling Harbor and Cockle Bay before crossing the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Stop at Milsons Point for spectacular views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and famous City Skyline. Enjoy views from Seaforth Lookout over Middle Head and Pearl Bay Marinas. Stop for morning tea (at your own expense) at the seaside township of Manly and take a walk along the Corso and see the beach that has made Manly famous. Have lunch whilst cruising on the harbor as the afternoon you get to know the bustling city of Sydney. Walk along the beautiful sands of the world-renowned Bondi Beach; see cosmopolitan Kings Cross, exclusive Double Bay and Vaucluse as well as trendy Paddington with its beautiful lace fronted Victorian Terraces. The tour will also take in Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair – one of Sydney’s most visited and photographed views, The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, St. Mary’s Cathedral, AMP Sydney Tower, Darling Harbor and much more. Return to Circular Quay or request a hotel drop off. (B, L)
Day 16 Blue Mountains tour with Featherdale Wildlife park stopover:
Take a scenic drive over the stunning Sydney Harbor Bridge, through western Sydney to the World Heritage-listed beauty of the Blue Mountains. Follow the winding Cliff Drive on your journey into the Blue Mountains National Park, where your first stop is Echo Point. Overlooking the rocky outcrops and eucalyptus forests of the Megalong Valley, from Echo Point you can see right across the valley to the Three Sisters rock formation at Katoomba. Visit Scenic World, where you can ride the world’s steepest railways or take the gondola for aerial views of the valley below (if option selected).
Travel to the quaint mountain township of Leura, home to cafes, restaurants and the Candy Store with sweets from Australia and around the world. Enjoy lunch in Leura (own expense or included if you choose the lunch option) and browse the town’s antique stores and boutiques.
In the afternoon, hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies and enjoy a close-up encounter with koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park, one of Australia’s largest private collections of native animals and birds. Don’t forget your camera to photograph the varied wildlife in a natural bush setting. (B)
Day 17 Sydney – Home:
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles. (B)