Your Holiday Itinerary - The Complete South Pacific

Day 1: Cairns, Australia

Your tour begins in Cairns.

Day 2: Cains

Board a catamaran and sail to the Low Isles to explore the fascinating underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 3: Cairns

This morning, ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable journey over the rainforest canopy.

Day 4: Cairns - Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Fly to Uluru and tour the sandstone domes known as Kata Tjuta then witness a stunning sunset over a glass of champagne as the Rock’s hues change dramatically with the setting sun.

Day 5: Uluru - Alice Springs

Fly to Alice Springs and take a site seeing tour and visit the School of the Air to find out more about the educational system of the Outback. Then meet the young Aboriginal group, Drum Atweme. Continue your cultural immersion with a memorable bush dinner.

Day 6: Alice Springs - Darwin - Kakadu National Park

Take a history and culture tour and learn about the Aboriginal people. Later, board your flight to Darwin and drive into the heart of Kakadu National Park.

Day 7: Kakadu National Park

Visit Kakadu National Park, home to wallaroos, wallabies, monitor lizards and crocodiles. During an afternoon cruise, be on the lookout for crocodiles as they bask in the sun.

Day 8: Kakadu National Park - Darwin - Melbourne

Transfer to Darwin for your flight to Melbourne.

Day 9: Melbourne

This morning take a city tour of Melbourne and then enjoy some free time. Later, travel to Phillip Island, home of the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins.

Day 10: Melbourne - Hobart

A flight to Hobart, Tasmania.

Day 11: Hobart

This morning you’ll meet the Tasmanian Devil at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Centre. Later, take a guided tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site and witness the spectacular coastal rock formations known as Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blow Hole.

Day 12: Hobart - Sydney

Return to mainland Australia today and arrive in Sydney. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice! Choose your prefect spot for dinner from a variety of local restaurants along bustling Darling Harbour.

Day 13: Sydney

Join a local guide for a sightseeing tour of Sydney before touring the Sydney Opera House. This afternoon, choose to explore Sydney with a 24 hour hop-on hop-off Sydney Harbour cruise pass. Or visit the Sydney Tower Eye and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Day 14: Sydney

Today is at leisure and this evening, say farewell to Australia with a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour

Day 15: Sydney - Queenstown, New Zealand

Fly to New Zealand’s Queenstown and enjoy dinner at the famous Skyline Restaurant with breath-taking views. After dinner choose to take a seat at a cultural show and enjoy star gazing with a naturalist. Or, give the luge a try.

Day 16: Queenstown - Milford Sound

Today travel to Milford Sound via the Homer Tunnel. During a cruise of the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound, you’ll see why this fjord is one of the most visited sights on the South Island.

Day 17: Queenstown

Explore Queenstown today on an optional and exhilarating jet boat ride on the Shotover River!

Day 18: Queenstown - Arrowtown - Mt. Cook National Park

Begin your day visiting quaint Arrowtown. Next, follow the Kawarau River and cross Lindis Pass before arriving in New Zealand’s most famous national park, Mt. Cook. You may choose to take a nature walk or enjoy an optional glacier flightseeing tour.

Day 19: Mt. Cook - Christchurch

This morning, travel to the historic city of Christchurch. Devastated by an earthquake in early 2011, see first-hand how the city known as the “Garden City” is recreating itself. Enjoy some free time to explore.

Day 20: Christchurch - Picton - Wellington

Journey to Picton, where you will sail across the Cook Strait to Wellington and experience what has been called “the most beautiful ferry ride in the world.”

Day 21: Wellington

During your sightseeing tour of Wellington, view the Beehive and New Zealand’s Parliament. Following the tour, visit the National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongawera.

Day 22: Wellington - Rotorua

Travel to geothermal Rotorua with over one-third of its population boasting Maori roots, this city is known as the Maori capital of New Zealand. This evening experience a New Zealand family home stay^.

Day 23: Rotorua

Take a visit to Te Puia and see how the Maori keep their culture alive. You’ll get the chance to view the Kiwi bird and learn what is being done in an effort to remove this marvellous creature from the endangered species list.

Day 24: Rotorua - Auckland

Travel through the majestic countryside of the North Island, arriving in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, “The City of Sails” where you’ll take a city tour.

Day 25: Auckland

Your tour ends in Auckland.

Departure Dates 2018/19 The Complete South Pacific (25 Days) - 7% discount on all dates

Collette brochure price from £5464

Travel 55 discount price from £5082

Telephone Collette Holidays on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 code NYC2

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices only and do not include flights. To check the latest up to date tour prices and to check availability call Collette reservations on 0800 804 8700. Don't forget to quote the Travel 55 code NYC2 to receive your 7% discount that is availably on all Collette tours.

January 15, 22 - 2018

June 18, 25

November 5, 12

February 5, 12

July 9, 23

January 14, 21, 28 - 2019

February 19, 26

August 20

February 4, 11

March 5, 12, 19

September 3, 17, 24

February 18, 25

April 9, 16

October 1, 8

March 4, 11, 18

May 28

October 15, 22

April 8, 27, 29

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking.

NOTE: • On some dates alternate hotels may be used • Due to tour scheduling, arrival flights should arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. • ^Your home stay will take place in the greater Rotorua area. You may opt out and choose to stay at your Rotorua hotel with dinner included. Please make your decision known at the time of booking as no changes are allowed on tour. • An ETA visa is required for entry into Australia which is provided by us free of charge • An ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA, at your own expense.


The Complete South Pacific

25 Day Escorted Holidays - 7% Discount

Prices from only £5082

Explore Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand on this allencompassing tour of the South Pacific. Visit famous sights such as Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef and Milford Sound. Witness spectacular scenery and encounter the indigenous wildlife up close. Meet a koala, enjoy a bush dinner in the Outback, cruise the pristine waters of Milford Sound – do it all on The Complete South Pacific, an unforgettable 25-day journey through Australia and New Zealand. Toast Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset with champagne. Spend two nights on the Australian island state of Tasmania and visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Center. Visit the Phillip Island nature preserve to learn about the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride over the rainforest canopy. Explore the waters of Kakadu National Park, home of the fearsome saltwater crocodile. Take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour and choose how to best explore this amazing city. Discover the colourful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Marvel at New Zealand’s majestic fjord, Milford Sound. Spend two nights in Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland. Enjoy a home stay and dinner with a New Zealand family. Throughout your adventure explore Aboriginal and Maori traditions

This fantastic 25 day tour The Complete South Pacific comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Collette Holidays direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 ref: NYC2.

What's Included In Your Tour

  • MEALS: 38 meals (24 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 12 Dinners)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Pullman International, Cairns. Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock. Doubletree by Hilton, Alice Springs. Mercure Kakadu Crocodile, Kakadu. The Swanston Grand Mercure, Melbourne. Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart. Hyatt Regency Darling Harbor, Sydney. Crowne Plaza, Queenstown. The Hermitage, Mount Cook. Novotel Hotel Cathedral Square, Christchurch. Amora Hotel, Wellington. Home Stay or Millennium Hotel, Rotorua. Rydges Hotel, Auckland.

PLUS:

  • Complimentary Private Airport Transfers*
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Services of local expert guides
  • TRANSPORT: Coach, cable car, boat trips, internal flights & catamaran
  • GROUP SIZE: Approx 40
  • SOLO TRAVELLERS: From £7,064.

Tour Highlights - The Complete South Pacific

  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef by Catamaran
  • Discover the Tasmanian Devil, in Tasmania
  • Walk amongst wallabies & kangaroos
  • Take a cruise around Milford Sound
  • Experience Sydney on a Sydney Harbour cruise. Or visit the Sydney Tower Eye. Choose from enjoying a cultural show. Or give the luge a try.

Booking flights is easy

..and we can be as flexible as you need to be. We can organise flights from most of the UK’s regional airports, with our preferred airline partners. We can advise you on the best airlines for each tour and the best routes, and you can choose who you’d prefer to travel with. We’ll fi nd the best price for you based on your chosen departure date and local airport.

More Convenient

From Exeter to Inverness, we can fly you from your local airport to join our tours around the world minimising the need to travel to London. Let us find the best priced and most convenient fl ight for your holiday choice and your UK location.

More Comfort

We can also organise to upgrade your flight to premium economy, business or first class and arrive refreshed and ready for an adventure. We have great partnerships with many airlines and often have access to exclusive flight upgrade fares. Just let us know your preference at time of booking, and we will fi nd the best priced flight for you.

More Peace of Mind

When you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, if your tour itinerary changes for any reason, or the flight schedule changes, we will manage all the changes for you. Your holiday will also be fully bonded under our ATOL licence giving you full protection for your holiday. If you choose to book your own flight, if anything does change you’ll be liable for any flight changes required.

Traveling in style

At Collette, we believe your holiday starts as soon as you leave your front door. So, when you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, you’ll be able to start your holiday in style with our exclusive private door to door service. Getting to the airport can often be one of the most stressful parts of your holiday, but don’t worry, we have it all in hand.

Bon Voyage

Your driver will collect you from your home and take you directly to your chosen UK departure airport. Your driver has access to the latest satellite navigation technology, to ensure that you have the most convenient, traffic free journey to the airport. Your transfer is
exclusively for you and no one else!

Welcome Home

When you return from your holiday, your driver will meet you as you come through into the arrivals hall after you have collected your luggage. You will then be whisked away from the airport and taken straight back home, without any diversions, in the comfort you have been accustomed to on your Collette tour.

Your Preference

If you prefer to drive yourself to the airport, you could take advantage of our complimentary hotel stay and airport parking at the airport of your choice. If you have an early morning flight, or you could extend your holiday for an extra night if you have a later flight back. Just let us know your preference at time of booking.

Conditions may apply, call for details.


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