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.