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15 Day Guided Vacation | Cairns to Queenstown

Discover Australia & New Zealand

15 Day Guided Vacation

Cairns to Queenstown

Embark on a leisurely adventure ablaze with colour. Discover the colourful coral and tropical fish of the Great Barrier Reef, the vivid red hues of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the luminously lit Glowworm Grotto to snow-white Aboriginal markings and the jet-black Ta Moko of the Maoris. Meander past ancient totems, modern icons and breathtaking natural wonders, enjoying a bit of ‘fair dinkum’ fun along the way.

Please Note: Internal holiday flights must be purchased separately in order to fulfill the holiday itinerary.

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  • Enjoy a special Be My Guest experience at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural ParkBe my guest dining experience
  • A day on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy sunset at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Experience sunrise & sunset at Uluru
  • Exclusive barbecue dinner in the shadow of Uluru
  • Paint you own piece of Aboriginal artAboriginal culture
  • Tour the Sydney Opera House
  • Spend time on Bondi Beach
  • Enjoy lunch on a Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Explore the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto
  • Learn about Maori culture at a Be My Guest Hangi and concertBe my guest dining experience
  • Visit a geothermal valley in Rotorua
  • See a New Zealand icon, the kiwi
  • 2 free days to explore Queenstown

Your leisurely vacation starts in Far North Queensland in tropical Cairns. Be my guest dining experienceThis evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and privately hosted Be My Guest dinner at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Hotel: Pacific Hotel Cairns, 3 nights

Included Meals: Be My Guest Dinner

This morning board a sleek high speed catamaran and cruise out to the natural wonder of 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. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Today is all yours to relax or explore. Maybe take an optional experience to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to encounter an array of wildlife including koalas, tropical birds and reptiles, or travel to the Daintree rainforest.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today, fly from Cairns to Ayers Rock. This afternoon enjoy a leisurely drive through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Admire the view of the domes of Kata Tjuta while you take in the outback sunset with sparkling wine.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

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

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Aboriginal cultureJoin a local Aboriginal artist for introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain their totems, then help you complete your own painting to take home as a memento.

This afternoon you will fly to Sydney. Your evening is free to explore. Your Travel Director can point you in the direction of some restaurants nearby your hotel.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, 3 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

A day of sightseeing around this stunning harbor city awaits. Join a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House to take a sneak peek 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 harbor. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbor 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch

The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Why not take an optional experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. See the Three Sisters rock formation and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. If you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb’. This evening, join your Travel Director for dinner on the waterfront.

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Say goodbye to Australia as we fly to the city of Auckland in New Zealand. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see a galaxy of twinkling glowworms. Be my guest dining experienceThis 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.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast and Be My Guest Dinner

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

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?

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today you may like to relax or consider taking another of our optional experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your vacation comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Pacific Hotel Cairns is centrally located on the picturesque Cairns Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour and the Reef Fleet Terminal, the main departure point to the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns. Opposite the main shopping precinct, casino and the new restaurant area, the Pacific is also a short walk to the Esplanade Lagoon with waterside boardwalks and parklands.

    Features

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Swimming Pool
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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.

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Radio
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Private veranda or courtyard
  • Heater
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Mini Bar
  • In-room safe
  • In-house movies
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Located in the heart of the city, just a short stroll from the Viaduct harbour and Auckland's best shopping and nightlife. Stamford Plaza Auckland hotel is the ideal spot for a luxury unwinding. Stamford Plaza Auckland hotel is one of Auckland's premier accommodation choices with extensive hotel facilities and amenities.

    Features

  • Wireless Internet access
  • Executive Desk
  • Safety deposit box (laptop size)
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Work Desk
  • Mini Bar
  • Phone
  • Gym facilities
  • Bathtub and shower
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

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

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

Adult Price: From AUD 135.00

Camel to Sunrise

A peaceful one hour camel ride through stunning sand dune country with the awe inspiring back drop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Watch as the rising sun lights up Uluru and the surrounding plains.

Adult Price: From AUD 120.00

Ayers Rock Scenic Flights

A fixed wing scenic flight is a great way to take in this amazing landscape.

These small plane options with extended flights that include both Uluru and Kata Tjuta:

  • 40 Minute Uluru and Kata Tjuta Scenic Flight
    – Prices from AUD$240 per adult
  • 60 Minute Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus Scenic Flight
    – Prices from AUD$375 per adult
  • 120 Minute Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Lake Amadeus and Kings Canyon Scenic Flight
    – Prices from AUD$575 per adult
  • 20 Minute Uluru Only Scenic Flight
    – AUD$120 per adult

Adult Price: From AUD 95.00

Ayers Rock Helicopter Flights

Experience a scenic helicopter flight over the Red Centre. Choose from a number of flight options for a birds eye view of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and more!

  • 8 Minute Rock Express Flight
    – AUD$95 per adult (min 2 passengers)
  • 15 Minute Uluru & Resort Postcard Flight
    – AUD$150 per adult (min 2 passengers)
  • 25 Minute Uluru & Kata Tjuta Flight
    – AUD$245 per adult (min 2 passengers)
  • 36 Minute Grandview Premium Sunrise/Sunset Flight
    – AUD$320 per adult (min 2 passengers)

Adult Price: From AUD 119.00

Uluru Motorcycle Tours

Enjoy the thrill of a hot lap around Uluru or even travel a little further on the back of a motorcycle. Whatever blows your hair back!

  • 1.5 Hour Uluru Sunrise
    – AUD$219 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$399 per trike
  • 30 Minute Quick Spin
    – AUD$119 per motorcycle passenger
  • 2 Hour Kata Tjuta Sunrise 
    – AUD$259 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$469 per trike
  • 2.5 Hour Kata Tjuta Tour 
    – AUD$299 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$549 per trike
  • 3 Hour Kata Tjuta Sunset 
    – AUD$339 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$639 per trike

*Subject to availability

Adult Price: AUD 75.00

Field of Light Sunrise

With just enough time for some background commentary on the internationally renowned artist Bruce Munro, you will arrive very excited to see his latest artistic endeavour. Arriving in complete darkness, you will be able to enjoy the 50,000 spheres of light in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the Field of Light sunrise viewing viewing area.

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Adult Price: AUD 160.00

Blue Mountains & Australia Wildlife (J15)

Discover the spectacular Blue Mountains and see native wildlife whilst you explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Pass by Homebush Bay, site of the 2000 Olympics. Discover Leura village, a delightful blend of groomed gardens and quaint shops. See the famous Three Sisters rock formation. See Katoomba in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Visit Scenic World for a chance to ride the steepest railway in the world (own expense). Enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Have your photo taken with a cuddly koala (own expense). See kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and cute little penguins.

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Adult Price: AUD 308.00 - Day Climb

Bridge Climb

The Bridge Climb is a 3.5 hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. In Climb groups of up to 14 people, you'll be led by one of BridgeClimb's professional Climb Leaders on an adventure of the world's most recognisable Bridge.

*Various climb options available. Ask your Travel Director for details.

** If your tour ends in Sydney, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: AUD 220.00

Sydney Heli Tours  - 20min Flight

This is the best way to see Sydney in all its glory. See full panoramic views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Manly Cove and Sydney’s spectacular Harbour and city skyline. This tour will leave you breathless! Great Views, Great Flight! After a safety briefing, we will use your own camera for some happy snaps in front of your helicopter to begin the memories of a sensational Heli Tour. Within 5 minutes your professional pilot will have you over the harbour flying past icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay and Manly Cove. Throughout the flight your pilot will be providing you with expert commentary via voice activated headset.

* If your tour ends in Sydney, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: AUD 75.00

Sydney Tower Restaurant Dinner

Enjoy a memorable evening perched high above the city with uninterrupted panoramic views. This delicious buffet dinner includes over 40 freshly prepared dishes, from a range of cuisines including Australian, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese and a selection of fresh seafood.

* If your tour ends in Sydney, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: From AUD 90.00

The Rocks Pub Walk

Tread in the footsteps of the convicts, larrikin gangs & locals of the past as you share a drink in 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs. Between watering holes, your guide will take you through the alleys & cobbled streets of The Rocks as they share the gossip, shouts and stories of Australia's first European settlement.

Tour includes: A choice of a beer (285ml/10oz), house wine or soft drink at each pub. 2.5 hours in duration. The Rocks Pub Walk runs 11:30am and 2:30pm daily (except Friday nights). Commences from Harts Pub, Essex St & Gloucester Street, The Rocks.

* If your tour ends in Sydney, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: AUD 48.00 - Dep 1.30pm from Reef Fleet Terminal

Cairns Harbour Afternoon Cruise - 2 hours

With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from the crew. This is the saltwater crocodile’s natural habitat – with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks particularly in the cooler months.
* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: AUD 216.00 (Operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)

Daintree Walkabout (DWA)

After arriving at Mossman Gorge, you will be treated to a guided rainforest walk along private, easy graded tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over cool rainforest streams. Your experienced interpretive Indigenous guides demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush tucker sources, share their dreamtime legends, explain the history of cave paintings and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationships within this unique tropical environment. After your 1.5hr walk, enjoy tea, damper and question time with guide.  Later enjoy a fascinating hour cruising through this wildlife environment, which is home to birds, tree snakes, unique plants and the estuarine crocodile – a great photo opportunity. Enjoy afternoon tea after your cruise. Lunch included. 

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

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Adult Price: From AUD 95.00 (Operates Wednesday to Saturday)

Dinner and Harbour Cruise on Spirit of Cairns

A Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise. Step aboard the luxury catamaran Spirit of Cairns for a 2.5 hour cruise of dining, entertainment, and panoramic mountain and city views. Throughout the evening you cruise the calm water inlet and waterfront precinct of Cairns, whilst enjoying fabulous dining, live music, and (optional!) dancing after dinner.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: AUD 119.00 - 1 Certified Scuba Dive

Great Adventures Certified Dive - 40min

If you already have a dive certification, we will provide an experienced dive guide to ensure maximum enjoyment and safety and guide you to the best sites. Proof of certification is required C-card / log book. (Certified diving is subject to availability on the day of travel.)

Adult Price: AUD 167.00

Great Adventures Introductory Dive

For an underwater adventure to remember, experience an introductory dive! It’s fun and no experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive. Professional and experienced instructors will guide you through every aspect of your dive, allowing you to have a relaxed, enjoyable experience.

Adult Price: AUD 230.00 + flight levy

Hot Air Cairns - 30 Minute Flight

Enjoy a spectacular balloon flight over the Atherton Tablelands the hot air ballooning capital of the southern hemisphere.

*Additional $30.00 insurance levy to be paid direct to Hot Air Cairns applies.

** If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: AUD 50.00

Ochre Restaurant - 2 Course Dinner

Ochre Restaurant has created a whole new Australian Cuisine utilising the abundant and, until recently, untapped traditional native fruits, berries, game meats and seafood, as well as the best of Australian wines and beers.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: AUD 214.00

Cape Tribulation Day Tour (CTR)

Travel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Included is a driver/guided tour & morning tea at the Mossman Gorge Centre, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach.

* If your tour ends in Cairns, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

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$175 adult

Great Barrier Reef Helicopters

Take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef - spectacular!


Optional Experiences indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available. Please see your Travel Director for a full list of experiences.

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

Dining

  • 14 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Be My Guest dinners
  • 3 Dinners with wine

Flight Information

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Cairns Airport
Day 15   Flights to depart anytime from Queenstown Airport




Required Internal Flights

These internal holiday flights must be purchased separately in order to fulfill the holiday itinerary.

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 - NZ8150/621

  

Discover Australia & New Zealand

15 Day Guided Vacation

Cairns to Queenstown

Early Bird Savings Available

Embark on a leisurely journey that takes in the vivid red hues of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the brilliant tropical fish and corals of the Great Barrier Reef, and a luminous glowworm grotto in New Zealand’s North Island. As well as breathtaking natural wonders, you’ll discover ancient totems, modern cosmopolitan cities and fascinating cultural insights.

Please Note: Internal holiday flights must be purchased separately in order to fulfill the holiday itinerary.

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  • Enjoy a special Be My Guest experience at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • A day on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy sunset at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Experience sunrise & sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Exclusive barbecue dinner in the shadow of Uluru
  • Paint you own piece of Aboriginal art
  • Tour the Sydney Opera House
  • Spend time on Bondi Beach
  • Enjoy lunch on a Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Explore the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto
  • Visit a geothermal valley in Rotorua
  • See a New Zealand icon, the kiwi
  • 2 free days to explore Queenstown, New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’

Your adventure starts in Far North Queensland. This evening, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and privately hosted Be My Guest dinner at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Hotel: Pacific Hotel Cairns, 3 nights

Included Meals: Be My Guest dinner

Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to experience 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 semisubmersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today is yours to relax or explore at your own pace. You might like to take an optional experience to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to encounter an array of wildlife including koalas, tropical birds and reptiles, or travel to the tropical Daintree rainforest.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today, fly from Cairns to Uluru. On arrival, enjoy a leisurely drive through the red desert plains to Kata Tjuta. View the majestic sandstone domes of Kata Tjuta as the outback sun sets over this ancient, mysterious landform.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

View the magical Uluru sunrise, then gain an insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu people, as you tour the base of the giant monolith. This evening, relax with sparkling wine as you witness an iconic Uluru sunset. Savor the flavors of an Aussie barbecue dinner in the shadow of Uluru, while a local expert shares insights into the wonders of the southern night sky.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Join a local Aboriginal artist this morning for an introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain local totems, then help you complete your own painting to take home as a memento. This afternoon you’ll fly to Sydney, where your evening is free to explore. Your Travel Director can suggest excellent eateries near your hotel.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, 3 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

A day of sightseeing in this stunning harbor city awaits you. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes on a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, then explore Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and put your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Later, take to the water for a lunch cruise on board one of the harbor’s most premier vessels, enjoying a fresh seasonal menu while you glide past magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands. Then spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. This evening, you might like to consider attending a performance under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. The thrilling Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb awaits those who’d like to scale the iconic landmark, or you may choose an optional experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains to see the majestic Three Sisters rock formation and visit a wildlife park. This evening, join your Travel Director for dinner on the Darling Harbour waterfront.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Say goodbye to Australia this morning and fly to the cosmopolitan city of Auckland in New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Discover a galaxy of twinkling glowworms this morning in the mysterious Waitomo Caves. This evening, experience the heartpounding wero (challenge) from a Māori warrior during a ceremonial welcome to a traditional village where you’ll gain an insight into life in New Zealand prior to the arrival of European settlers. Then enjoy a Māori Hangi Highlight Dinner, with succulent meats and vegetables cooked in an underground oven.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Today a Māori local guide will accompany you on a tour of the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village to see bubbling mud-pools, steaming thermal springs and New Zealand’s biggest geyser. At Rainbow Springs Nature Park, you’ll get a glimpse of native fauna and maybe spot a shy kiwi! Then visit the multiaward- winning Agrodome Farm Show for an entertaining taste of farm life.

Included Meals: Breakfast

This morning you’ll fly to Queenstown, exploring the historic goldmining village of Arrowtown before taking an orientation tour of New Zealand’s adventure capital and its surrounds. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables mountain range and the home of the bungy jump, Kawarau Bridge.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today you have the opportunity to explore Queenstown, or you might like to take an optional experience through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park and indulge in an unforgettable cruise on majestic Milford Sound.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today you may like to relax, further explore the city, or consider taking another of our optional experiences – you could ride the Shotover Jet boat or take a minibus excursion through breathtaking Skippers Canyon. This evening, join your Travel Director at the stylish Boatshed restaurant, set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office, built in 1936. Renovated and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your exclusive Farewell Dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Say goodbye to your fellow travelers when your vacation comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Pacific Hotel Cairns is centrally located on the picturesque Cairns Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour and the Reef Fleet Terminal, the main departure point to the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns. Opposite the main shopping precinct, casino and the new restaurant area, the Pacific is also a short walk to the Esplanade Lagoon with waterside boardwalks and parklands.

    Features

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Swimming Pool
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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.

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Radio
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Private veranda or courtyard
  • Heater
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Mini Bar
  • In-room safe
  • In-house movies
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Located in the heart of the city, just a short stroll from the Viaduct harbour and Auckland's best shopping and nightlife. Stamford Plaza Auckland hotel is the ideal spot for a luxury unwinding. Stamford Plaza Auckland hotel is one of Auckland's premier accommodation choices with extensive hotel facilities and amenities.

    Features

  • Wireless Internet access
  • Executive Desk
  • Safety deposit box (laptop size)
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Work Desk
  • Mini Bar
  • Phone
  • Gym facilities
  • Bathtub and shower
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel (if swimming)

Fitness Requirements

  • Moderate level of fitness required for walks at Uluru

Dining

  • 14 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Highlight Dinner
  • 3 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Cairns Airport
  • Day 15 – flights to depart anytime from Queenstown Airport
  • Required Internal Flights are to be purchased in order to fulfil the itinerary and are not included in the land content price
  • Day 4 – Cairns to Ayers Rock: QF1851 (required internal flight)
  • Day 6 – Ayers Rock to Sydney: JQ661 (required internal flight)
  • Day 9 – Sydney to Auckland: QF143 (required internal flight)
  • Day 12 – Rotorua to Queenstown: NZ8152/623 (required internal flight)

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