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  • Bondi Coastal Walk

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  • Sydney Opera House

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  • Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef

  • Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef

  • Melbourne


  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tour code: QPACA

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Australia and New Zealand are revealed on a holiday that captures the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne’s colourful hidden laneways and the delights of Sydney Harbour along with Maori culture in Rotorua and all things adventurous in spectacular lake side Queenstown. 


1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 ?
Day 1-2
Welcome to Melbourne!
Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It's a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting. 

Day 2: Melbourne Free Time

Join your Travel Director for a cultural insight. Your city sights tour includes a private walk through Melbourne's famous hidden laneways. You'll discover the city's eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. 

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Day 1: Welcome reception and Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast

Day 3-5
Melbourne - Cairns
Day 3: Melbourne to Cairns

This morning you'll depart Melbourne on your flight to Cairns. On arrival join your local expert for a private wildlife journey at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds, crocodiles and more! This evening, feast on a delicious meal of fresh seasonal produce at Salt House with views of the Cairns waterfront. 

Day 4: Cairns Free Time

Today is free for you to discover Cairns. Perhaps take an optional experience to explore the 'village in the rainforest' on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. 

Day 5: Great Barrier Reef

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime - board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. 

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast and Dinner with wine; Day 4: Breakfast; Day 5: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6-8
Cairns - Sydney
Day 6: Cairns to Sydney

This morning you'll fly to Sydney. On arrival there's time to relax or explore before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You'll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. 

Day 7: Sydney City Sights

Kick off this highlight day on a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a local expert. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You'll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen's Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia's oldest surf lifesaving club for an insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later spend free time exploring or shopping, enjoy an optional experience or maybe just take a stroll along the harbour front.

Day 8: Sydney Free Time

Spend today as you please. Why not take an optional experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. See the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. If you've always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb'. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a stroll to Darling Harbour to enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the city's waterfront. Dine on fresh seasonal produce when you indulge in a selection of signature dishes that are bound to create a memorable dining experience on your last evening in Australia.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, 3 nights.

Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast and Highlight dinner. Day 7: Breakfast and You're invited lunch. Day 8: Breakfast and Dinner with wine.

Day 9-11
Sydney - Queenstown
Day 9: Sydney to Queenstown

This morning say farewell to Sydney and fly to Queenstown, New Zealand. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed. Set in the restored historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office and relocated to its lakefront setting in 1936, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your exclusive highlight dinner with wine. 

Day 10: Queenstown Free Time

You have a free day to do as you choose in New Zealand's adventure capital. Why not take an optional experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord. 

Day 11: Queenstown Free Time

Today you may like to consider taking another of our optional experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or just explore Queenstown on your own. This evening perhaps ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. 

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights.

Included Meals: Day 9: Breakfast and Highlight dinner; Day 10: Breakfast; Day 11: Breakfast

Day 12-13
Queenstown - Rotorua
Day 12: Queenstown to Rotorua

Fly from Queenstown to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand. This evening experience the traditional world of Maori in a 200 year old Tawa setting. Maori Cultural IconYou're Invited Dining Icon ‘Your’re invited’ to share the Powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter the Meeting House and witness a powerful and entertaining cultural performance. This is followed by a Maori Hangi dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. 

Day 13: Rotorua Sightseeing

Maori Cultural Icon This morning a Maori local expert will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you'll gain an appreciation of Maori culture. See New Zealand's biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a local expert. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a cultural insight and taste of farm life. 

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Day 12: Breakfast and You're invited dinner; Day 13: Breakfast.

Day 14
Rotorua - Auckland

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto and Limestone Caves with a local expert. Later, on arrival in Auckland you'll see the sights on a city tour. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a farewell dinner at 'Eight' at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. 


Hotel: The Langham Hotel Auckland

Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell dinner

Day 15
Farewell from Auckland

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. It’s time to bid you farewell as we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). 

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Tour departs from Melbourne and returns to Auckland

Don't Miss

The feeling of Angora wool

Do you remember the luxurious feel of an angora jumper as a child? Now you get the chance to see first-hand where this gorgeous wool originates at the Angora rabbit show at Roselands Farm and Garden in Waitomo. Discover the unique hands-on experience of cuddling the now endangered, pure German Angora rabbits and learn about these beautiful creatures. They are the only breed of Angora rabbit that can’t shed its fibre naturally and that's why they must be sheared to ensure their survival. While there, you can purchase skeins of wool or ready-made items like scarves or hats.


  • Feast on an indulgent degustation of mouth-watering treats in Auckland
  • Discover the fascinating glow worms of Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto
  • Immerse yourself in rich Maori arts and culture with the Tamaki family over dinner Maori Cultural IconYou're Invited Dining Icon
  • Experience Rotorua’s geysers and thermal wonderland
  • Spot the famous kiwi bird in Rotorua
  • Step into another era in historic Arrowtown
  • Let your hair down in the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown
  • Discover Melbourne’s colourful laneways and arcades
  • Meet native Australian animals great and small in Cairns
  • Snorkel and Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sail on Sydney Harbour on a dinner cruise
  • Venture inside Sydney Opera House on a guided tour
  • Experience Aussie surf lifesaving culture at Bondi Beach


  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)


  • Full Buffet Breakfasts (14)
  • 'You're invited' Lunch (1)
  • Lunch (1)
  • 'You are invited' Dinner (1)
  • Dinners with wine (3)
  • Highlight Dinners (2)
  • Farewell Dinner (1)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1    Flights to arrive prior to 12.00pm
into Melbourne
Day 3   Melbourne - Cairns: QF702*
Day 6   Cairns - Sydney: JQ957*
Day 9   Sydney - Queenstown: QF121*
Day 12   Queenstown - Rotorua: NZ636/5378*
Day 15   Flights to depart anytime

* internal-holiday flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the holiday itinerary

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness Level

A moderate level of fitness and mobility is highly recommended

Ways to Save

Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to 10%
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to 7.5%
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to 5%
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to 15%
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to 12.5%
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to 10%
Triple share    Save up to 5%
Kings Club    Save up to 5%

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne
    1-5 Spencer St, Melbourne, VIC 3008

    2 nights.

    • Crowne Plaza Melbourne Entry/Foyer
    • Crowne Plaza Melbourne Standard Room
    • Crowne Plaza Melbourne by the Yarra River

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne is located on Spencer Street on the fringe of the CBD. Just a short stroll to Crown Casino, Docklands and South Wharf, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a Southbank hotel ideally situated on the bank of the Yarra River.


    • Features
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Hair Dryer
    • Communal self-catering kitchen
    • Manual temperature control
  • Hilton Hotel Cairns
    34 Esplanade, Cairns QLD, 4870

    3 nights

    • Swimming Pool at Cairns Hilton Hotel
    • Bar at at Cairns Hilton Hotel
    • Pool & Deck area at Cairns Hilton Hotel
    • Cairns Hilton Hotel at sunset
    • King Deluxe Room at Cairns Hilton Hotel

    The Hilton Cairns hotel boasts a unique tropical setting, enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by lush gardens. The hotel offers bright accommodation with spacious bathrooms and private balconies with stunning waterfront views of Trinity Inlet, the Cairns Esplanade and blue-green mountains beyond

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Phone
    • Private balcony
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Hair Dryer
    • Internet Access
    • Hair dryer
    • Mini Bar
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour
    161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

    3 nights.

    • Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour - Exterior
    • Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour - Lobby
    • Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour -Twin Room
    • Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour - Bar

    As one of Australia's largest hotel, we are a self-rated 4.5 star hotel with 648 rooms including 17 suites, we have what matters most to you like stylish rooms and a comfortable bed. Located in Sydney's Central Business District and overlooking the spectacular Darling Harbour, you'll be surrounded by all of Sydney's major entertainment and shopping districts including Pitt Street Mall and Queen Victoria Building with The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House just a 15 minute walk away!

    • Features
    • Hair Dryer
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
    • In-room safe
    • Mini Bar
    • iPhone/iPad connectivity
    • Newly Refurbished
  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown
    32 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, South Island

    3 nights.

    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Superior Room
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior

    Millennium Hotel Queenstown is only minutes from Queenstown shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting and jet boating.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Colour TV
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
    • Electric blankets
    • Broadband Internet access
  • Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
    Corner Eruera & Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, North Island

    2 nights.

    • Zazu Bar at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Lobby at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Nikau Restaurant at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Superior Room at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Front Exterior at Millennium Hotel Rotorua

    Centrally located in the city beside mystical Lake Rotorua, this hotel is just a brief stroll from the Rotorua Museum, Convention Centres and adjacent to a Polynesian Spa.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Sky TV
    • Personalised message and wakeup service
    • Work Desk
    • Radio
    • Hair Dryer
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • The Langham Hotel Auckland
    83 Symonds St Grafton, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Executive Room
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Lobby
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland exterior

    The Langham Hotel Auckland exudes a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future. As a luxury Auckland hotel, we will enchant you with our tradition of graceful living.


    • Features
    • LCD TV
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Deluxe Marble Bathroom
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Manual temperature control
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room safe
    • Room service
    • Business Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Satellite TV
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Phone