Great Adventure Down Under Globus

Great Adventure Down Under

This great adventure shows you the best of Australia and New Zealand. Highlights in Australia include Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Kangaroo Island, the Australian Outback, Darwin, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney. In New Zealand explore Christchurch, Mount Cook, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Rotorua and Auckland.

The 27 day Great Adventure Down Under is one of the most extensive tours Globus Tours offers to Australia. This in-depth, whirlwind journey takes you to virtually every notable stop in Australia as you explore the sea, the great red center and everything else that makes Australia such an awesome place to visit. Book your 27 day Great Adventure Down Under now and get ready for a nearly month-long journey that you will never forget.


27 Daysfr. $9,139

  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Melbourne including Fitzroy Gardens followed by lunch at the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
  • In Hobart take a guided walking tour of the waterfront district, an excursion to Port Arthur, and visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park
  • In Adelaide take an orientation tour and an excursion to Kangaroo Island
  • In Uluru (Ayers Rock) enjoy a Sunset toast and an Outback barbecue with a sightseeing tour around the base of the rock; visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
  • Travel in Gold Service on the legendary Ghan train from Alice Springs to Darwin
  • Visit Katherine Gorge, located in Nitmiluk National Park, is home to incredible scenery, Aboriginal history, and unique birds and animals. There will be several included activities to choose between, including an included scenic cruise in the gorge.
  • Orientation tour of Darwin including a visit to the botanic gardens and art gallery.
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kakadu National Park including a wetlands cruise, a visit to Nourlangie Rock, the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Center & Bowali Visitor Center
  • In Cairns take a cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef with a choice of activities such as snorkeling or taking a semi-submersible watercraft tour.
  • Enjoy an Outback barbecue and meet members of the Warlpiri Aboriginal tribe
  • Enjoy views of the magnificent Kata TJjuta (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. There is time to take photos before returning to “Sunset Strip” for a drink and to view the changing colors of the rock.
  • From Cairn take a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a choice of activities such as snorkeling or a semi-submersible watercraft.
  • Sightseeing in Sydney including a visit to the Opera House, the botanic gardens and Bondi Beach
  • Take a Sydney Harbour cruise and enjoy a farewell dinner at Waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour
  • Sightseeing in Mount Cook with a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center
  • Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound and on Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy dinner & a farm demonstration at Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Enjoy a Maori cultural performance in Rotorua followed by a Hangi dinner. Also visit the Agrodome, Rainbow Springs, and Te Puia
  • Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Farewell dinner in Auckland atop the Sky Tower
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Daily American breakfast (except Day 1)
  • 7 lunches
  • 11 dinners including an Outback barbecue at Uluru (Ayers Rock), a traditional Hangi dinner in Rotorua and farewell dinner in Auckland.
  • Novotel Melbourne on Collins Hotel in Melbourne (3 nights)
  • Wrest Point Hotel in Hobart (2 nights)
  • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in Adelaide (2 nights)
  • Desert Gardens Hotel in Uluru (2 nights)
  • The Ghan Train from Melbourne to Darwin (1 night)
  • Hilton Darwin Hotel in Darwin (1 night)
  • Mercure Kadaku Crocodile Hotel in Kadaku National Park (2 nights)
  • Pullman Cairns International Hotel in Cairns (3 nights)
  • Sydney Harbour Marriott in Sydney (3 nights)
  • The Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook National Park (1 night)
  • Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront in Queenstown (3 nights)
  • Novotel Rotorua in Rotorua (2 nights)
  • Skycity Hotel in Auckland (1 night)

ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Melbourne, Australia

G’day—welcome to Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner at your hotel.

Dinner

NOVOTEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS

MELBOURNE

Melbourne, Australia

Today’s sightseeing tour includes landmarks such as Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia’s war heroes. Visit beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, then drive past the lush Royal Botanic Gardens. You’ll discover the city’s differing architectural influences as you see the Victorian Arts Centre and other buildings of significance. Enjoy a truly unique lunch experience on board the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. Tonight’s optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island is highly recommended.

Breakfast, Lunch

NOVOTEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS

MELBOURNE

Melbourne, Australia

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this multicultural and cosmopolitan city. Dine at a local restaurant and immerse yourself in Melbourne’s passionate food and wine scene or walk along Chapel and Brunswick Streets, famous for great shopping. Take a trip out of town to sample award-winning wines in the Yarra Valley or drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles.”

Breakfast

NOVOTEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS

MELBOURNE–HOBART

Hobart, Australia

Fly to Hobart, Tasmania, home of the famed Tasmanian devil. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Hobart’s historic waterfront district, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

WREST POINT HOTEL

HOBART - EXCURSION TO PORT ARTHUR

Port Arthur/Australia, Australia

Today’s tour of the scenic Tasman Peninsula features the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch coastal formations. Visit Port Arthur, which began housing convicts in the 1830s. A guided tour of the penal settlement shows you the ruins of the 4-story penitentiary and the model prison—grim reminders of Australia’s days as a penal colony. Also, stop at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park to see the famous Tasmanian devil, the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial.

Hobart, Australia

Overnight in Hobart

Breakfast, Lunch

WREST POINT HOTEL

HOBART–ADELAIDE

Adelaide, Australia

Today, fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne). Upon arrival, take a brief orientation tour along the wide, tree-lined streets and well-manicured gardens. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast

MAJESTIC ROOF GARDEN HOTEL

ADELAIDE - EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Early this morning, depart Adelaide and travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. Visit Seal Bay with a national park ranger to see a colony of rare Australian sea lions. Explore Flinders Chse National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. Stop here for a walk on Remarkable Rocks, with stunning views of the sea. You will also take a boardwalk down a rugged cliff face to Admirals Arch, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals, which can be seen resting on the rocks and playing in the waves.

Adelaide, Australia

Return to Adelaide late this evening and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch

MAJESTIC ROOF GARDEN HOTEL

ADELAIDE–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Ayers Rock, Australia

Fly this morning from Adelaide to the “Center of Australia.” This evening, visit Ayers Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site—known also by its Aboriginal name: Uluru. This massive sandstone monolith is one of the world’s most mysterious and religious sites. Enjoy a DRINK as you watch the sunset and the changing colors as they fall across the landscape. Later, enjoy a truly unique Aussie experience—an Outback Barbecue featuring a meal of typical campfire fare and awe-inspiring Outback ambiance.

Breakfast, Dinner

DESERT GARDENS HOTEL

ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Ayers Rock, Australia

For an unforgettable experience, you may choose to rise early for an optional camel ride to watch the sunrise at Uluru. Today, enjoy a TOUR around the base of Uluru, learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Time to relax at your resort before the afternoon takes us to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a geological splendor of views of some 36 brilliant domes. Evening is at leisure.

Breakfast

DESERT GARDENS HOTEL

ULURU (AYERS ROCK)–ALICE SPRINGS–GHAN TRAIN

Ayers Rock, Australia

Today, travel through the heart of the Outback, keeping a lookout for red kangaroos, dingoes, camels, and feral horses, known as “brumbies.”

Alice Springs, Australia

Arrive in Alice Springs and board the historic Ghan Train, a highlight of your vacation. Taking its name from the intrepid Afghan cameleers, the Ghan has become a symbol of nationhood and pioneering spirit.

Outback, Australia

NOTE: Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the train portion of this tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items. Your other baggage will be checked and you will not be able to access it until arrival in Darwin.

Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT GHAN TRAIN - ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN

GHAN TRAIN–KATHERINE–DARWIN

Katherine, Australia

This morning, the train stops in Katherine and there is time to visit nearby Katherine Gorge. Located in Nitmiluk National Park, this is home to incredible scenery, Aboriginal history, and home to unique birds and animals. Choose between an included scenic CRUISE in the gorge, a cruise that features Indigenous rock art dating back 40,000 years or a visit to a working Outback Cattle Station to learn about the history and inner workings of the cattle industry.

Darwin, Australia

Arrive this evening in Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory.

NOTE: Off train activities are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour.

Breakfast, Lunch

HILTON DARWIN

DARWIN–KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

Kakadu National Park, Australia

After time at leisure this morning, depart your hotel for Kakadu National Park. Stop at Wundow on the Wetlands Visitor Center and Bowali Visitor Center to see interactive displays on Kakadu habitats and fauna. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

MERCURE KAKADU CROCODILE HOTEL

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

Kakadu National Park, Australia

Explore parts of nearly 7,300 square miles of unspoiled waterways with a rich heritage of Aboriginal culture. Cruise the wetlands, where you may see crocodiles, and walk ancient trails to see Aboriginal rock petroglyphs at Nourlangie Rock. An optional light-aircraft flight over the park should not be missed.

NOTE: During the wet season (December through April), it can be difficult to see crocodiles in the wild.

MERCURE KAKADU CROCODILE HOTEL

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK–DARWIN–CAIRNS

Darwin, Australia

Return to Darwin for sightseeing. See the elegant colonial architecture of the city’s historic buildings that survived Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Visit the splendid Botanic Gardens and beautiful East Point, an area rich in WWII memorabilia. Also visit the art gallery to view fine collections of Aboriginal art.

Cairns, Australia

This evening, fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Breakfast

PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL

CAIRNS - EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to snorkel, take a glass bottom boat tour, view the reef from an underwater observatory, watch a fish feeding, and enjoy a marine touch tank.

Cairns, Australia

Overnight in Cairns.

Breakfast, Lunch

PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL

CAIRNS

Cairns, Australia

A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. For a truly amazing experience, consider our optional trip to Kuranda via the old scenic rail route. See magnificent scenery from the comfort of a restored, historic mountain train. For the return journey, you may choose to take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway—or maybe spend the day in the magical Daintree Rainforest, thought to be the planet’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest.

Breakfast

PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL

CAIRNS–SYDNEY

Cairns, Australia

This morning, enjoy a special visit to Koala Gardens for your chance to see koalas doing what they do best—eating, sleeping, and looking adorable. There’s also the chance to meet Australia’s other native animals. Before your visit ends, you’ll have your picture taken with a koala—the perfect souvenir!

Sydney/Australia, Australia

Afterward, fly to Sydney, the largest city in Australia.

Breakfast

SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT

SYDNEY

Sydney/Australia, Australia

Explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Visit the Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a guided tour of its interior and theaters. Travel to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s Botanic Gardens for a great photo opportunity and sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Visit world-famous Bondi Beach with time to explore on your own. Afterward, a cruise on Sydney Harbour highlights some of the city’s best views.

Breakfast

SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT

SYDNEY

Sydney/Australia, Australia

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join our optional excursions to the Blue Mountains or to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s leading wine-growing regions. You can even climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge! Your Tour Director will help you make the most of this exciting city.

Tonight, enjoy a special dinner at a waterfront restaurant with fantastic views of Sydney Harbour.

Breakfast, Dinner

SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT

SYDNEY–CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND–MOUNT COOK

Christchurch, New Zealand

Fly to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island.

Mount Cook, New Zealand

Then travel south to magnificent Mount Cook National Park, named after New Zealand’s highest peak. Weather permitting, you may wish to join in a stargazing program this evening. The Mount Cook region offers some of the darkest skies in the world—perfect for viewing the southern night sky.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend the evening at the historic Hermitage Hotel, located at the base of Mount Cook. Enjoy splendid views, fresh mountain air, and all the modern amenities of this first-class property.

Breakfast, Dinner

THE HERMITAGE HOTEL

MOUNT COOK–QUEENSTOWN

Mount Cook, New Zealand

Start the day with a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center for unique insight into the history and culture of this region. Then, time to explore on your own. You may wish to enjoy a scenic walk or perhaps an optional scenic flight that lands on the nearby Tasman Glacier.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Continue to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.”

Breakfast

COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT QUEENSTOWN LAKEFRONT

QUEENSTOWN - EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Queenstown, New Zealand

Today, travel into Fjordland National Park through Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, this region of New Zealand has been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. CRUISE on the fiord, with sheer rock walls rising thousands of feet from the water’s great depths.

Overnight in Queenstown.

Breakfast, Lunch

COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT QUEENSTOWN LAKEFRONT

QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown, New Zealand

A full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Consider an optional visit to a local vineyard and sample some of the prize vintages, or maybe a thrilling jet-boat ride on the Kawarau and Dart Rivers. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you plan your day to explore, shop, and enjoy optional activities.

This evening, take the scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for amazing views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. See spectacular views and be treated to a fabulous dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT QUEENSTOWN LAKEFRONT

QUEENSTOWN–ROTORUA

Rotorua, New Zealand

Fly north to Rotorua. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hangi Dinner, followed by an authentic Maori Cultural Performance.

Breakfast, Dinner

MILLENNIUM HOTEL ROTORUA

ROTORUA

Rotorua, New Zealand

This morning, start with a visit to the Agrodome to learn more about one of the country’s major industries—sheep! Continue on to Rainbow Springs to view native bush and wildlife, including a walk through the kiwi bird enclosure. Last stop is Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area with New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces.

The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. You may wish to board a floatplane for flightseeing of this beautiful area, join a New Zealand family for dinner in their home, or indulge yourself in the relaxing hot springs, sumptuous spa treatments, and massage therapies at the Polynesian Spa.

Breakfast

MILLENNIUM HOTEL ROTORUA

ROTORUA–WAITOMO–AUCKLAND

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Leave Rotorua and cross the Mamaku Ranges to the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Experience a guided tour through the limestone chambers and passages of the cavern. Take a silent boat trip through Glowworm Grotto as you glide quietly beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling.

Auckland, New Zealand

Continue on to Auckland. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner atop Auckland’s Sky Tower. Enjoy fine dining with spectacular views.

Breakfast, Dinner

SKYCITY HOTEL

AUCKLAND

Auckland, New Zealand

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Sep 07, 2019
$9,329.00
Sat, Sep 21, 2019
$9,369.00
Sat, Nov 02, 2019
$9,179.00
Sat, Nov 09, 2019
$9,139.00
Sat, Nov 16, 2019
$9,139.00
Sat, Feb 08, 2020
$9,195.00
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
$9,195.00
Sat, Feb 29, 2020
$9,195.00
Sat, Mar 14, 2020
$9,575.00
Sat, Mar 21, 2020
$9,575.00
Sat, Mar 28, 2020
$9,470.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $1,630. Required intra-vacation air segments: Melbourne/Hobart; Hobart/Adelaide; Adelaide/Ayers Rock; Darwin/Cairns; Cairns/Sydney; Sydney/Christchurch; Queenstown/Rotorua. Air prices were effective on August 17, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director, Driver and Local Guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.
  • Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $2,145 to $3,115 Triple Rooms are not available.
  • Extra Nights per person in Melbourne: All departures except January 12, March 16 & March 30: In single room $260 In twin room $135
  • Departures January 12, March 16, & March 30: In single room $352; In twin room $182
  • Extra Nights per person in Auckland: January & April, October & December: In single room $285 In twin room $160
  • February–March & November: In single room $330 In twin room $175
  • May–June & August: In single room $252 In twin room $144 $122
  • 2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2019.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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