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Australia & New Zealand Discovery
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New Zealand & Australia

Australia & New Zealand Discovery

Get out your Essential Aussie Experience bingo cards out and tick ‘em off as we travel around this amazing land and explore Aboriginal culture. Ready? Go!
Discover the lands down under on this 23-day tour through Australia and New Zealand's greatest hits. Venture along Australia's east coast from Cairns to Sydney, stopping to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef and explore the caves of the Blue Mountains. Afterwards, jet over to New Zealand where you'll get a glimpse into Maori culture and satiate your adrenaline-seeking spirit in the birthplace of bungee jumping. Your bucket list will be significantly shorter once this tour is complete.

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  • Duration
    23 Days
  • Starting From
    $6,749
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Airlie Beach
Highlight #1
Airlie Beach
An Idyllic RetreatPut your feet up at this coastal stretch of palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks and alfresco restaurant
Byron Bay
Highlight #2
Byron Bay
Melting pot of surf culture The city boasts plenty of beaches for surfing, rainforests, great regional dining and new-age retreats. 
Sydeny Opera House
Highlight #3
Sydeny Opera House
Visit the world famous Opera house in Sydeny
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The Ultimate Travel Guide 

Australia is a wild and beautiful place, boasting sophisticated cities, soulful communities, striking natural landscapes from the Great Barrier Reef to Milford Sound. Have a look to learn more!

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Itinerary

Cairns

Arrive at any time.

  Hotel:  None

Cairns/Cape Tribulation

Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Cape Tribulation

With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cape Tribulation/Cairns

Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cairns/Airlie Beach

Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach with time to explore the town.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Airlie Beach

Set sail for a day in the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel, and hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Return to Airlie Beach for the night.

   Meals:   Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Airlie Beach/Byron Bay

Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.

  Hotel:  None

Byron Bay

Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities like skydiving, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.

  Hotel:  None

Byron Bay/Port Macquarie

Tour an organic farm in the heart of Byron Bay before sitting down to a delicious lunch featuring local produce. Head to the coastal township of Port Macquarie, featuring all the beauty of the beach set alongside gorgeous national parks. Enjoy an evening in Port Macquarie.

   Meals:   Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains

En route to the Blue Mountains, opt to stop at the Koala Hospital to learn about vital wildlife conservation work in the area.

  Hotel:  None

Blue Mountains

Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba including the Three Sisters. Visit the Jenolan Caves, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.

  Hotel:  None

Blue Mountains/Sydney

Travel to Sydney and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.

  Hotel:  None

Sydney

Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional final night out with the group.

  Hotel:  None

Sydney/Auckland

Fly to Auckland, New Zealand and enjoy free time in the city.

  Hotel:  None

Auckland

Enjoy a free day to explore Auckland. Visit the Maritime Museum, walk the waterfront, or even take the ferry to Waiheke Island.

  Hotel:  None

Auckland/Rotorua

Visit the Waitomo Caves, famous for their glow-worms and adventure activities. Continue to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal activity and culture.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Rotorua

Take advantage of free time in the adrenaline capital of the North Island, and opt to go whitewater rafting, check out a geothermal park with technicolour pools, hit up a nearby spa, or journey to Middle-earth on an excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set. This evening, learn more about Maori culture with a local experience and dinner.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Rotorua/Christchurch

Catch a flight to Christchurch on the South Island. Walk around town with a local guide and learn about how communities have rebuilt after the earthquake in 2011. This evening, enjoy free time and get a feel for the city.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Christchurch/Lake Ohau

Drive to beautiful Lake Ohau with a stop at Lake Tekapo along the way. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and admire the stunning alpine scenery that surrounds this local landmark. Spend the afternoon hiking the region around Aoraki/Mt Cook. Learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary at the Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor's Centre.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Lake Ohau/Queenstown

Drive to Queenstown, with a stop at Wanaka and a local vineyard for a wine tasting.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Doubtful Sound

Take in the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Keep an eye out for the waterfalls and wildlife in this breathtaking area. Return to Queenstown in the evening.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Queenstown

Enjoy a free day in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. Opt to go bungee jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), skydiving, paragliding, hiking or mountain biking. Or take it a little slower and travel by gondola to the top of a local peak.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Queenstown

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay Your Foodie Moment: Organic Farm Experience & Lunch, Byron Bay Your Foodie Moment: Winery Visit, Central Otago District Your Discover Moment: Queenstown

  Guided rainforest walk

  Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion

  Blue Mountains stay with hikes

  Scenic Railway

  Jenolan Caves visit

  Jamison Valley walk

  Waitomo Caves visit

  Maori cultural experience

  Wine tasting

  Aoraki/Mt Cook NP visit with hiking opportunity (weather permitting)

  Aoraki/Mt Cook NP Visitor's Centre visit

  Fiordland NP visit

  Doubtful Sound day cruise

  Orientation walk in Sydney

  Free time in Cairns, Byron Bay, Sydney, Rotorua and Queenstown

  Internal flight

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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