Your Holiday Itinerary - From the Outback to the Glaciers

Day 1: Cairns, Australia

Your tour starts in Cairns.

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef

Today, board a catamaran and sail to the Low Isles to explore the fascinating underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and choose how you want to spend your day in paradise.

Day 3: Cairns

The day is yours to explore. Perhaps you will join us for an optional tour on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway that takes you above the rainforest canopy for some spectacular views.

Day 4: Cairns - Melbourne

Today fly to the beautiful Victorian city of Melbourne. Set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River.

Day 5: Melbourne

Today’s tour of Melbourne features Fitzroy Gardens and the National Opal Centre. Later, you may participate in an optional tour that travels to Phillip Island, a renowned nature reserve and home of the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins.

Day 6: Melbourne - Alice Springs

Today you’ll travel to the tranquil Outback. Your flight will take you to Alice Springs where you will meet the young Aboriginal group, Drum Atweme. Tonight, enjoy a memorable bush dinner.

Day 7: Alice Springs

Access the history and culture of the Walpiri Aboriginal people during a “Dreamtime Tour” with a local guide. This afternoon visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and tour the Old Telegraph Station.

Day 8: Alice Springs - Uluru

Traverse the “Red Centre” as you drive to Uluru in the heart of the Australian Outback. Prepare for a truly majestic sunset as you witness the changing colours of Uluru accompanied by a champagne toast.

Day 9: Uluru - Sydney

Today fly to Sydney and enjoy dinner in the bustling Darling Harbour restaurant area.

Day 10: Sydney

Join a local resident for a tour of Sydney. Begin on a driving tour of the landmarks before disembarking for a walking tour. Next, discover the Sydney Opera House on a guided tour before learning first-hand about opals at the National Opal Collection. This afternoon, you can choose to experience Sydney with a Sydney cruise pass. Or ascend the Sydney Tower Eye for incredible views and explore the renowned Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Day 11: Sydney

Your day today is at leisure then tonight enjoy a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour.

Day 12: Sydney - Christchurch, New Zealand

Fly to the historic city of Christchurch. Devastated by an earthquake in early 2011, see firsthand how the “Garden City” is recreating itself.

Day 13: Christchurch - Franz Josef Glacier

Take in the marvellous snowcapped peaks and beautiful river gorges during your travels across the Southern Alps. You may choose to take the TranzAlpine train (optional) for a truly inspiring train ride through this glorious scenery. You will end your day in the Franz Josef Glacier Region which offers a rare opportunity to experience a living glacial landscape in a temperate environment.

Day 14: Franz Josef - Queenstown

Watch amazing landscape unfold on your way to Queenstown. Cross jade green glacial rivers, view thundering waterfalls and enjoy dramatic changes in scenery. After crossing the Haast Pass, arrive in Queenstown. Tonight, ascend the mountainside on a cable car for dinner at the
Skyline Restaurant.

Day 15: Queenstown

During a cruise of Milford Sound, you’ll see whythis fjord is one of the most visited sights on the South Island. Following the cruise, you return to Queenstown. You may choose to return via a short optional flight (weather permitting) for spectacular views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

Day 16: Queenstown

Queenstown offers limitless diversions set amidst breathtaking Alpine scenery. Shop in the charming village centre or enjoy an optional and exhilarating jet boat ride on the Shotover River.

Day 17: Queenstown - Mt. Cook

Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful 19th-century gold rush settlement of Arrowtown, a boomtown during the 1860s gold fever. Next, enjoy a tasting and tour at one of New Zealand’s famous wineries. Follow the Kawarau River and cross Lindis Pass before arriving in New Zealand’s most famous national park, Mt. Cook.

Day 18: Mt. Cook - Christchurch

As you return to Christchurch this morning, pay a visit to a working farm and get to know the New Zealand farmers over a morning tea. This evening, dine with a New Zealand family in their home.

Day 19: Christchurch

Your tour ends in Christchurch.

Departure Dates 2018/19 From the Outback to the Glaciers (19 Days) - 7% discount on all dates

Collette brochure price from £3859

Travel 55 discount price from £3589

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 10, 17 - 2018

May 9, 30

November 6, 7, 14

January 24, 31

June 6, 27

January 16, 22, 30 - 2019

February 7, 14, 21

July 11, 25

February 6, 12, 13

February 27, 28

August 8, 22

February 19, 20, 27

March 7, 14, 21, 28

September 5, 12, 26

March 6, 12, 13

April 4, 10, 11

October 3, 9, 10

March 20, 27

April 18, 25

October 17, 24, 31

April 9, 10, 17

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 • An ETA visa is required for entry into Australia which is provided by us free of charge. Please ask for details at the time of booking. • An ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA, at your own expense.

From the Outback to the Glaciers

19 Day Holidays - 7% Discount

Prices from only £3589

Explore the diverse wonders of the lands “down under.” A 3-day adventure in the rugged Outback introduces you to the Aboriginal life and culture of Alice Springs and Ayers Rock. Delve into the colourful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Meet Australia's famous wildlife up-close. Explore the snow-capped peaks, vistas, gorges and waterfalls of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Cruise Milford Sound. Experience the Franz Josef Glacier and the majestic Mt. Cook region. 

This stunning 19 day tour of Australia & New Zealand comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Collette Holidays direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 ref: NYC2.

Tour Highlights - From the Outback to the Glaciers

  • Witness the changing colours of Uluru at sunset
  • Enjoy a dinner cruise around Sydney Harbour
  • Explore the spectacular Great Barrier Reef
  • Cruise the breath-taking Milford Sound
  • Sample local wines on a New Zealand winery tour
  • Choose to experience Sydney on a Sydney Harbour cruise. Or, visit the Sydney Tower Eye and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

What's Included In Your Tour

  • MEALS: 29 meals (18 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 9 Dinners)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Pullman International, Cairns. Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens, Melbourne. Doubletree by Hilton, Alice Springs. Desert Gardens, Uluru. The Tank Stream, Sydney. Pavilions Hotel, Christchurch. Scenic Franz Josef Hotel, Franz Josef. Novotel Lakeside, Queenstown. The Hermitage, Mount Cook.


  • Complimentary Private Airport Transfers*
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Services of local expert guides
  • Luggage porterage throughout the tour
  • Complimentary WIFI on tour
  • TRANSPORT: Coach, boat ride and internal flights
  • GROUP SIZE: Approx 40
  • SOLO TRAVELLERS: From £4,859

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, but you can choose who you’d prefer to travel with. We’ll find the best price for you based on your chosen departure date and local airport.

More local

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 fi nd the best priced and most convenient flight for your holiday choice.

More class

We can also organise to upgrade your flight to business, premium economy, 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.

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.

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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