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Tour code: CANZQ

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Kicking off in tropical Cairns and finishing up in the adventure capital Queenstown, this holiday has it all! From the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and sacred Uluru to New Zealand's spectacular mountain scenery and Rotorua's bubbling geysers and rich Maori traditions.

Itinerary

1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 ?
Day 1-3
Welcome to Cairns
Day 1:  Welcome to Cairns

Welcome to Cairns! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 3pm). This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and delectable dinner at Salt House on the Cairns waterfront. 

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef

Encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. Then, 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 tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. 

Day 3: Cairns Free Time

Today is all yours to relax or explore. Maybe take an optional experience to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to discover the secrets of this ancient culture. Or visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter an array of wildlife including koalas, tropical birds, reptiles and insects. 

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights.

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch. Day 3: Breakfast.

Day 4-5
Cairns - Ayers Rock
Day 4:  Cairns - Uluru

Today fly from Cairns to Ayers Rock. Join an Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Aboriginal Cultural Icon Your Anangu artist will explain the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. Later, travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Take a walk at Walpa Gorge and experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine. 

Day 5: Uluru & Kata Tjuta  Sightseeing

View the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise. Afterwards, gain a insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru. This evening relax with gourmet canapés and sparkling wine as you watch an Uluru sunset. Afterwards, enjoy our award-winning Uluru Barbecue Dinner. After dinner, gaze at the tremendous southern night sky as a local specialist gives you insight into the constellations. 

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast. Day 5: Breakfast & Dinner with wine.

Day 6-8
Ayers Rock - Sydney
Day 6:  Ayers Rock - Sydney

You may like to relax over a leisurely breakfast and take an optional experience camel ride or even a scenic flight for a bird's eye view of the desert landscape before your flight to Sydney. Your evening is free for you to explore. Your Travel Director can point you in the direction of some restaurants nearby your hotel. You'll be spoiled for choice. 

Day 7: Sydney Sightseeing

A day of sightseeing around this stunning harbour city awaits! Join a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House to take a sneak peak behind the scenes before discovering Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and putting your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Later, take to the water for a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise. Enjoy a fresh seasonal menu while you sail around the glistening harbour. You'll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions. Then spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. This evening, why not experience a performance under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House. 

Day 8:  Sydney Free Time

The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. 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: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast. Day 7: Breakfast & Highlight Lunch. Day 8: Breakfast and Dinner with wine

Day 9
Sydney - Auckland

Say goodbye to Australia and fly to New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for a Regional Meal 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 Highlight dinner

Day 10-11
Auckland - Rotorua
Day 10: Auckland - Rotorua

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto on a boat tour with a Local Specialist.  Maori Cultural IconYou're Invited Dining Icon This evening experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior during a Powhiri, a ceremonial Maori welcome. Journey into the village for an insight into life in New Zealand prior to the arrival of European settlers. At your Be My Guest dinner feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth. 

Day 11: Rotorua Sightseeing

A Maori Specialist will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village. See New Zealand's biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour where you may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a taste of farm life. 

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Day 10: Breakfast and "You're invited" dinner. Day 11: Breakfast.

Day 12-14
Rotorua - Queenstown
Day 12: Rotorua - Queenstown

This morning you'll fly to Queenstown. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before an orientation of Queenstown and surrounds. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Mountain Range and the home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge.

Day 13: Queenstown Free Time

A free day to do as you choose in New Zealand's adventure capital. Why not take an optional experience through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park for an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound? 

Day 14: Queenstown Free Time

Today you may like to relax or 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 explore Queenstown on your own. This evening join your Travel Director for a Farewell 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 dinner with wine. 

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights.

Included Meals: Day 12: Breakfast. Day 13: Breakfast. Day 14: Breakfast and Farewell dinner.

Day 15
Farewell from Queenstown

Time to bid farewell as you are transferred to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). 

Included Meals: Breakfast.

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15 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Cairns and returns to Queenstown

Highlights

  • Experience Sydney Opera House on a guided tour
  • Sail on Sydney Harbour 
  • Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at famous Bondi Beach
  • Toast an Uluṟu Sunset with gourmet canapés and wine
  • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
  • Discover Aboriginal rock art and learn about Uluṟu’s sacred sites
  • Explore Kata Tjuṯa &hike through Walpa Gorge
  • Interact with local Aboriginal artists and create your own dot painting masterpiece Aboriginal Cultural Icon
  • Cuddle a koala at Cairns Wildlife Dome
  • Cruise and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • 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

Inclusions

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

Dining

  • Full Buffet Breakfasts (14) 
  • Highlight Lunch (1)
  • Lunch (1) 
  • Dinners with wine (3)
  • Highlight dinner (1)
  • "You're invited" dinner (1)
  • 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 3pm 
into Cairns
Day 4     Cairns to Ayers Rock: QF1851*
Day 6     Ayers Rock to Sydney: JQ661*
Day 9     Sydney to Auckland:QF143*
Day 12     Rotorua to Queenstown: NZ5863/629*
Day 15     Flights to depart Queenstown 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 if required undertake this Guided Holiday

Ways to Save

Early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $485
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $245
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $730
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $490
 
Triple share     Save up to $245
Kings Club     Save up to $245

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:

  • 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
  • Desert Gardens Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872

    2 nights.

    • Reception at Desert Gardens
    • Arnguli Grill dining option at Desert Gardens
    • Superior Room at Desert Gardens
    • Swimming Pool at Desert Gardens

    Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

    Please Note: Desert Gardens is undergoing refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms and restaurant area. Completion of refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms will be May 2016 and the restaurant until March 2017.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Private veranda or courtyard
    • Heater
    • Hair dryer
    • ISD/STD phone
    • Mini Bar
    • In-room safe
    • In-house movies
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour
    161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

    3 nights

    • Atrium at Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour
    • Exterior of Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbou
    • City View Room at Four Points by Sheraton

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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