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Australia and New Zealand Panorama

$8499 $306 taxes

Australia and New Zealand are revealed on this trip, which joins the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne’s local secrets and Sydney’s Opera House with geysers, adventure playgrounds and Maori traditions.

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… getting up close and personal with some of Australia’s most legendary native animals – including crocodiles, koalas and wallabies – on an in-depth wildlife adventure with an expert naturalist.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip international airfare to Melbourne and return from Auckland
  • All Intra-tour flights
  • 14 night guided vacation First Class coach tour
  • Dining: 14 hot buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners (including  1 Be My Guest)
  • Transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.
  • Visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and a geothermal valley in Rotorua.
  • Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour.
  • View Darling Harbour from your hotel room and Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House on your city tour.
  • Scenic drives past Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range.

Travel Highlights

Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.
Be My Guest at a Maori Hangi feast at the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua.
Cultural Insights Discover Melbourne’s hidden laneways and learn about farm life in New Zealand.
with a lifesaver at Bondi Beach and guides at Sydney Opera House and Waitomo Caves.
Local Specialists with a lifesaver at Bondi Beach and guides at Sydney Opera House and Waitomo Caves

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July 4


Based on Double or Single Share
Vancouver $8499 + $306 tax
Kelowna $8899 + $188 tax
Calgary $8799 + $207 tax
Edmonton $8699 + $212 tax
Single Room Supplement add $1815
Trafalgar Travel Club* $230 discount


*If you have traveled with Trafalgar before, you are entitled to a discount off the tour only portion! You will need to travel within 5 years of your last trip to qualify. For more information please contact our reservations department.

 


 

Trip Itinerary

1. ARRIVE MELBOURNE (2 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 famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting.
Meal(s): Welcome Reception Dinner with Wine
Hotel: Crown Plaza
2. MELBOUNRE SIGHTSEEING
Join your Travel Director for a Cultural Insight. Your city sights tour includes a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. Spend the rest of the day as you choose.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
3. MELBOUNRE – CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS)
This morning you’ll depart Melbourne on your flight to Cairns. On arrival join your Local Specialist for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds, crocodiles and more! This evening feast on a delicious meal of fresh seasonal produce at Salt House with views of the Cairns waterfront.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Hotel: Hilton
4. CAIRNS AT LEISURE
Today is free for you to discover Cairns. Perhaps take an optional experience to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
5. GREAT BARRIER REEF
Get ready for an experience of a lifetime – 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, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a buffet lunch before you return to Cairns.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
6. CAIRNS – SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS)
This morning you’ll fly to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax or explore before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte Regional Meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Regional Dinner
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour (Harbour View Room)
7. SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING
Kick off this highlight day on a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a Local Specialist. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host, a Local Specialist, will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club for an insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later spend free time exploring or shopping, enjoy an optional experience or maybe just take a stroll along the harbour front.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
8. SYDNEY AT LEISURE
Spend today as you please. Why not take an optional experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. See the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. If you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb’. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a stroll to Darling Harbour to enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the city’s waterfront. Dine on fresh seasonal produce when you indulge in a selection of signature dishes that are bound to create a memorable dining experience on your last evening in Australia.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
9. SYDNEY – QUEENSTOWN (3 NIGHTS)
This morning say farewell to Sydney and fly to Queenstown, New Zealand. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. This evening join your Travel Director for 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 Regional Meal with wine.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal
Hotel: Millennium
10. QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE
You have a free day to do as you choose in New Zealand’s adventure capital. Why not take an optional experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
11. QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE
Today you may like to consider taking another of our optional experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or just explore Queenstown on your own. This evening perhaps ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
12. QUEENSTOWN – ROTORUA
Fly from Queenstown to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand. This evening experience the traditional world of Maori in a 200 year old Tawa setting. Share the Powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter the Meeting House and witness a powerful and entertaining cultural performance. This is followed by a Maori Hangi Be My Guest dining experience, accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Hotel: Millennium
13. ROTORUA
This morning a Maori Local Specialist will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an appreciation of Maori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a Local Specialist. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a Cultural Insight and taste of farm life.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
14. ROTORUA-AUKLAND
Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto and Limestone Caves with a Local Specialist. Later, on arrival in Auckland you’ll see the sights on a city tour. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Hotel: Langham
 15 AUKLAND
 Transfer to Auckland Airport for your return flight home
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

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