Your Holiday Itinerary - Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

Day 1: Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. (WR, DW)

Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Day 2: Melbourne Sightseeing

This morning, explore Melbourne on a city sights tour and discover its eclectic laneways, arcades, café society and street art on your Cultural Insight private walking tour. (BB)

Day 3: Melbourne Free Time

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. You may like to take an Optional Experience along the Great Ocean Road. (BB)

Day 4: Melbourne - Alice Springs

Today you’ll fly to Alice Springs. Visit the School of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service and hear from Local Specialists about the operation of both facilities. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. (BB, BG)

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Day 5: Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights)

Travel to Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy sparkling wine as Uluru changes colour when the sun dips below the western horizon. (BB)

Hotel: Desert Gardens - Authentic Accommodation

Day 6: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

View the magical Uluru sunrise. Afterwards, gain a Cultural Insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Take a walk at Walpa Gorge and later toast a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine. (BB)

Day 7: Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Cairns (3 Nights)

Join a Local Specialist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. 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. This afternoon you’ll fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns. (BB)

Hotel: Hilton

Day 8: Cairns Free Time

Spend your free day relaxing or exploring. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. (BB)

Day 9: Great Barrier Reef

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. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. This evening you’ll dine at a restaurant on the Cairns waterfront. (BB, L, DW)

Day 10: Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)

Today you will fly to Sydney. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. (BB)

Hotel: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Day 11: Sydney Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist for a guided tour of Sydney Opera House before putting your feet in the sand on Bondi Beach. Then take to the water on a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise Regional Meal, cruising around the glistening harbour while you enjoy a fresh seasonal menu. (BB, RM)

Day 12: Sydney At Leisure

Enjoy a free day in Sydney and then celebrate your last evening in Sydney at dinner with your Travel Director at a waterfront restaurant. (BB, DW)

Day 13: Sydney - Auckland (2 Nights)

Say goodbye to Australia and fly to Auckland, New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for dinner at your hotel. (BB, DW)

Hotel: Stamford Plaza

Day 14: Auckland Sightseeing and Free Time

A morning city sightseeing tour and cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by free time. (BB)

Day 15: Auckland - Rotorua

Today you’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the home of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous country-style lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful Waikato farm (from April 1, 2018). This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi Regional Meal at the Tamaki Family Marae. Experience the heartpounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior during a Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome, at the Tamaki Family Marae. Journey into the village and gain a Cultural Insight into life in New Zealand before European settlement. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth. (BB, BG, RM)

Hotel: Millennium

Day 16: Rotorua - Christchurch

Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a Local Specialist and discover the native flora and fauna. Continue to Te Puia Thermal Reserve, where you’ll be accompanied by a Local Specialist on a guided tour through the geothermal valley. Later, you’ll fly to Christchurch. (BB)

Hotel: Novotel (Distinction from April 1, 2018)

Day 17: Christchurch - Franz Josef

Journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and demonstration by a Local Specialist. Continue to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB, DW)

Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 18: Franz Josef - Queenstown (3 Nights)

Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell and then visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed. With its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables, it is the perfect venue for your exclusive Regional Meal with wine. (BB, RM)

Hotel: Millennium

Day 19: Milford Sound Cruise

Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. Travel through the rainforest of Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to numerous photo opportunities before reaching Milford Sound. Cruise the magnificent fiord with Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls high above you. (BB, L)

Day 20: Queenstown Free Time

Today is all yours to enjoy. Perhaps consider an Optional Experience jet boat ride or a wine tour. (BB)

Day 21: Queenstown - Christchurch

Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo before you join hosts Angie and Stan Taylor at Morelea Farm for a Be My Guest lunch in their 600 acre garden. Celebrate your trip this evening at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, BG, FD)

Hotel: Novotel (Distinction from April 1, 2018)

Day 22: Depart Christchurch

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine.

Departure dates & prices 2018/19 Highlights of Australia and New Zealand (22 days) - 7% discount on all dates

Trafalgar Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Trafalgar Reservations on 0800 533 5616 and quote Travel ref: TT55

These prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and Trafalgar want to ensure they offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to their Travel Experts now for more details. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TT55 to receive your 7% discount. Tel Trafalgar reservations on  0800 533 5616.

This tour starts in Melbourne and ends in Christchurch

January 7, 14, 21, 28 - 2018

£5745
£5343

September 2, 16, 30

£5765
£5362

February 4, 11, 18, 25

£5745
£5343

October 14

£6020
£5599

March 4, 11, 18, 25

£5745
£5343

November 4, 11, 18, 25

£6020
£5599

April 1, 15

£5895
£5483

December 2, 16, 30

£6020
£5599

June 3

£5465
£5083

January 6, 13, 20, 27 - 2019

£6095
£5669

July 1

£5465
£5083

February 3, 10, 17, 24

£6095
£5669

August 12

£5465
£5083

March 3, 10, 17, 24

£6095
£5669

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single Supplement (add to price above): £2095p.p. Exceptions 01 Apr 18 to 15 Apr 18: £2030 p.p. 03 Jun 18 to 12 Aug 18: £1970 p.p. 02 Sep 18 to 30 Sep 18: £1985 p.p. 14 Oct 18 to 24 Mar 19: £2080 p.p. Past guest discount: SAVE £295 | Multiple trip discount: SAVE £150 | Young traveller discount: SAVE £595 | Triple room discount: SAVE £295 p.p.

Please note: Itineraries and prices are subject to change and are based on availability. Please refer to Trafalgar brochures for booking conditions, other restrictions and page references not included in this website. All holidays subject to Trafalgar Worldwide Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on this website

Trafalgar Tours
Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

22 Day Escorted Tours - 7% Discount

Prices from only £5083

Can't decide between New Zealand and Australia? Then go to both! This exciting journey will take you from Auckland to Queenstown and then onto Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney. You will visit the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves and see the home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge in New Zealand. On the Australian leg of your trip you will board a catamaran for a cruise to the colourful Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean at Bondi Beach.

This wonderful escorted Highlights of Australia and New Zealand 22 day tour comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Trafalgar Tours direct on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel Ref: TT55 plus the tour code.

To receive your 7% discount call Trafalgar direct on 0800 533 5616 and guote the code: TT55.

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

  • 22 days – 2 Countries
  • Trip Style: Country Explorer
  • Code: IMZB
  • From: £5083 (per person twin share)
  • Includes: 21 nights’ accommodation. 21 hot buffet breakfasts.  5 lunches (including Be My Guest). 9 dinners (including Be My Guest)
  • All land transport shown
  • All transfers shown

Australia Outback

Your Included Sights

  • City tour in Melbourne - Sydney - Auckland
  • Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Bondi Beach
  • Te Puia Thermal Valley
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • View Sydney Harbour Bridge on your city tour
  • Cruise on Great Barrier Reef
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Waitemata Harbour
  • Milford Sound

Sydney Australia

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest: Just out of Alice Springs is Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, Central Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral venue, where you’ll hear stories of ecology, culture and astronomy, while enjoying an Aussie Outback barbecue dinner. In New Zealand’s North Island, join the O’Sullivans for lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful dairy farm in the Waikato region.
  • Cultural Insight: Tour the waterholes at the base of Uluru and learn about the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu. Gain an insight into their indigenous culture and traditions at the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua.
  • Local Specialist: For included sightseeing in Alice Springs and Hokitika.
  • Hidden Treasures: Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Auckland New Zealand

Exclusive Air Deals

Prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to a Trafalgar Travel Expert now for more details.

Save time and hassle by letting Trafalgar arrange your flights. As airfares can change on a daily basis, they want to ensure they offer the most competitive rates to you. This flexibility and choice means their prices do not include scheduled flights. Rest assured they work with leading and trusted airlines and can offer a choice of UK airports, along with a range of upgrade options. Talk to their Travel Experts for more information.

Door to door UK transfers

Our complimentary and exclusive door to door airport transfers* let you start and end your holiday in complete comfort and style. Dedicated to you, your personal driver will arrive at your home to whisk you off in a private executive car – taking you directly to the airport. Of course, they look after your luggage for you too. And, at the end of your trip, you’ll be greeted by your driver at the airport for an uninterrupted return journey home in your private car.

Our private chauffeur service is included for airports within 150 miles of your home – and gives you the peace of mind you’ll arrive in time for your flight and that someone’s waiting for your return.

*terms and conditions apply, ask for details.

Non UK Residents

Are you looking to holiday with Trafalgar Tours but live outside the UK?

Well, the Travel 55 discount of 7% could apply to your Trafalgar vacation too. Please contact us for details. Or book direct with Trafalgar and quote Travel 55 Ref: TT55.

More About Your Trip

*Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.

Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 4 from Melbourne to Alice Springs - QF796; Day 7 from Ayers Rock toCairns - QF1854; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - QF925; Day 13 from Sydney to Auckland - QF143; Day 16 from Rotorua to Christchurch - NZ5785/5787.

Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

This trip is operated in conjunction with oursister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.


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