Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Globus

Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

Incredible adventures await you on this New Zealand and Australia tour. Float through the Waitomo caves in New Zealand and visit the farm from the set of Lord of the Rings. Enjoy the beauty of Fjordland National Park, Milford Sound, Waimungu Volcanic Valley and Queenstown. In Australia visit Melbourne, Port Douglas, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney.

The 17 day Highlights of Australia and New Zealand tour from Globus Tours is an extensive tour to most places that tourists want to see and so many hidden gems to keep you surprised. The national parks and Great Barrier reef make for more than just excellent landmarks, they create places to watch the great Australia wildlife in their natural habitat.


17 Daysfr. $5,100

  • Orientation tour of Auckland including an excursion to Waiheke Island, and a winery visit with lunch
  • Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves in Waitomo
  • Visit the Hobbiton movie set from the Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Visit Waimungu Volcanic Valley in Rotorua and enjoy a Maori cultural performance and a Hangi dinner
  • In Queensland take a Gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for dinner
  • Visit Fiordland National Park and take a sightseeing cruise on Milford Sound
  • Take a sightseeing tour in Melbourne including a visit to Fitzroy Gardens, and enjoy lunch at the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
  • Take a Dreamtime walk with indigenous guide in Mossman Gorge
  • Take a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef with choice of activities
  • Visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Cairns
  • Sightseeing tour of Sydney including a visit to the Opera House, the botanic gardens, and Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club
  • Enjoy lunch at the North Bondi Returned Servicemen’s Leagues Club
  • Enjoy a Sydney Harbour cruise
  • 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)
  • 6 lunches
  • 4 dinners including a farewell dinner in Sydney
  • The Skycity Hotel in Auckland (2 nights)
  • Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel in Rotorua (2 nights)
  • Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront in Queenstown (3 nights)
  • Novotel Melbourne on Collins Hotel in Melbourne (3 nights)
  • QT Port Douglas Hotel in Port Douglas (3 nights)
  • Swissotel Sydney in Sydney (3 nights)

ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Auckland, New Zealand

Kia Ora—welcome to New Zealand! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing.

SKYCITY HOTEL

AUCKLAND - EXCURSION TO WAIHEKE ISLAND

Auckland, New Zealand

This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Auckland, the “City of Sails.” See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and the historic Parnell Village.

Breakfast, Lunch

Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Then, take a ferry to beautiful Waiheke Island, where we’ll visit a winery for a tour, tasting, and lunch.

Auckland, New Zealand

The remainder of the day is yours to explore more of Auckland.

Breakfast, Lunch

SKYCITY HOTEL

AUCKLAND–WAITOMO–MATAMATA–ROTORUA

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

This morning, depart Auckland and travel through the green pastoral region of Waikato 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.

Matamata, New Zealand

Next, stop at a picturesque farm near Matamata that was transformed into the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. During your visit, see the hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and other structures built for the movies.

Rotorua, New Zealand

Continue on to Rotorua for a 2-night stay.

Breakfast

MILLENNIUM HOTEL ROTORUA

ROTORUA

Rotorua, New Zealand

This morning, visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area with New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces. Next visit Rainbow Springs to view native bush and wildlife including the shy Kiwi bird. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hangi Dinner, followed by an authentic Maori Cultural Performance.

Breakfast, Dinner

MILLENNIUM HOTEL ROTORUA

ROTORUA–QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown, New Zealand

Fly to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Tonight, take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak. Take in the spectacular mountain views and the lights of Queenstown below as you dine in the Skyline Restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT QUEENSTOWN LAKEFRONT

QUEENSTOWN - EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Today, travel into Fjordland National Park through the 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.

Queenstown, New Zealand

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 take a thrilling jetboat ride on the Dart River. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you plan your day to explore, shop, and enjoy optional activities.

Breakfast

COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT QUEENSTOWN LAKEFRONT

QUEENSTOWN–MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Melbourne, Australia

This morning, board your flight across the Tasman Sea to Melbourne. Overnight in Melbourne

Breakfast

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 soon discover the different architectural influences of this city as you see the Victorian Arts Centre and other buildings of significance. Next, enjoy a 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–CAIRNS–PORT DOUGLAS

Cairns, Australia

Today, fly to Cairns, the “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”

Port Douglas, Australia

Continue to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea. Enjoy a 3-night stay in this tropical paradise. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

QT PORT DOUGLAS HOTEL

PORT DOUGLAS - 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, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist.

Port Douglas, Australia

Overnight in Port Douglas.

Breakfast, Lunch

QT PORT DOUGLAS HOTEL

PORT DOUGLAS

Port Douglas, Australia

A full day at leisure. You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Forest, the world’s oldest living rainforest and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include hiking, relaxing by your resort’s pool, or window shopping at the unique boutiques and art galleries in downtown Port Douglas, where you are sure to find a favorite souvenir.

Breakfast

QT PORT DOUGLAS HOTEL

PORT DOUGLAS–CAIRNS–SYDNEY

Port Douglas, Australia

This morning, enjoy a special visit to the Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for your chance to meet Australia’s native animals.

Sydney/Australia, Australia

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

Breakfast

SWISSOTEL SYDNEY

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 Manly Beach with time to explore the shops or perhaps go for a stroll on the beach. Afterward, take a ferry back to Sydney Harbour and enjoy some of the city’s best views. Make sure to have your camera ready!

Breakfast

SWISSOTEL SYDNEY

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 farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Breakfast, Dinner

SWISSOTEL SYDNEY

SYDNEY

Sydney/Australia, Australia

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, Jan 17, 2019 – Wait-list
$5,599.00
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 – Wait-list
$5,449.00
Thu, Jan 16, 2020
$5,680.00
Thu, Feb 06, 2020
$5,604.00
Thu, Feb 20, 2020
$5,509.00
Thu, Mar 05, 2020
$5,775.00
Thu, Mar 12, 2020
$5,651.00
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
$5,509.00

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 $1,000. Required intra-vacation air segments: Rotorua/Queenstown; Queenstown/Melbourne; Melbourne/Cairns; Cairns/Sydney. 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: $1,890 to $2,250 Triple Room Reduction per person: $295 to $385
  • Extra Nights per person in Auckland: January & April, September–October: In single room $285 In twin room $160; in triple room $133
  • February–March & August & November: In single room $252; In twin room $144; In triple room $121
  • Extra Nights per person in Sydney: January–March & September–December: In single room $379 In twin room $195; In triple room $166 April–May: In single room $361 In twin room $186 in triple room $124
  • 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).
  • For complete terms and conditions please visit the Globus Terms & Conditions for more information.
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