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Australian Highlights with New Zealand and Cook Islands add-on

From £17,347
Duration 44 Days
Departures from: Feb 2025 - Nov 2026
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From £17,347
Duration 44 Days
Departures from: Feb 2025 - Nov 2026

Tour Overview

Explore the beauty and grandeur of New Zealand after your holiday in Australia. Visiting both countries in one trip will certainly make a holiday of a lifetime.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from London
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 19 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels plus 3 nights in flight
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 23 meals: 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners including welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers, internal flights, other transportation & porterage

Your New Zealand add-on includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 14 nights in 3 to 4-star hotels plus 1 nights in flight
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 17 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners including welcome & farewell drinks
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage
Your Cook Islands add on includes:
  • Scheduled flights, overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 5 nights' accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis, 4 nights at Manuia Beach Resort in Rarotonga and 1 night in Auckland
  • The services of a Local Representative
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Sydney's iconic sights
  • Visit to Port Stephens
  • Byron Bay's iconic lighthouse
  • Discover Brisbane
  • Great Barrier Reef catamaran cruise
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise & sunset
  • See the Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Tour of Alice Springs
  • Authentic Aussie bush barbecue
  • Discover Adelaide
  • Visit Barossa Valley including lunch & wine-tasting
  • Journey along the Great Ocean Road
  • Discover Melbourne

Add-on included holiday highlights

  • Waitomo glow worm grotto
  • Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Napier sightseeing
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Dinner & wine-tasting at the Mission Estate Winery
  • Journey on the TranzAlpine train
  • Cruise on Milford Sound

Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 UK - Sydney

Today, you will fly to Sydney, arriving in the early hours of day 3.

Day 3 Sydney

On arrival in Sydney early this morning, we'll transfer you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, settling in and exploring this vibrant city at your own pace.

Day 4 Sydney

Our included sightseeing tour will show you Sydney's highlights, including the world-famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, which dominate the vast and picturesque harbour. Other memorable sights include Bondi Beach, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. This huge sandstone rock was hand-carved by convicts in the shape of a bench for Governor Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth, in 1810. It's a great vantage point, so take a few minutes to enjoy the view.
This evening, get to know your travelling companions better over a welcome drink and dinner.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Sydney - at Leisure

If you choose to join today's optional excursion, you've a full day of thrills ahead. You head through the Blue Mountains, past the Three Sisters rock formation and along Jamieson Valley - Australia's answer to the Grand Canyon. Finally, you'll visit Scenic World, where you can opt to take a journey on the world's steepest incline railway into ancient rainforest, or enjoy a cable-car ride over the valley.

Meals included: B

Day 6 Sydney - at Leisure

You can choose from a couple of exciting optional excursions today. If you've a head for heights, you could take in exceptional views of Sydney Harbour and the surrounding area on a guided Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. Don't worry, you'll get a safety briefing beforehand and will wear a harness at all times. At the end you'll receive a group photo, a cap, certificate and a pass to the Pylon Lookout for further sweeping views.
Another option is to step beneath the sails and enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. You'll learn about the history of the building, uncover stories about artists and the shows performed here and have an opportunity to visit areas usually off limits to the general public.

Meals included: B

Day 7 Sydney - Port Stephens - Port Macquarie

We've a lovely journey along the coast this morning as we leave Sydney behind and head to Port Stephens. This idyllic coastal resort, known as the 'blue water paradise', is home to white-sand beaches, picturesque bays lapped by turquoise seas, and immense sand dunes. Enjoy some time at leisure here, lazing on the beach or maybe you'll choose to head off on an optional dolphin-watching cruise. Later, we'll continue to Port Macquarie.

Meals included: B

Day 8 Port Macquarie - Brisbane

This morning, we'll take to the road once again, making our way along the coast to Byron Bay, famous for its beautiful beaches and laid-back surf culture. We'll stop here to admire its iconic lighthouse, which sits on a rocky headland.
We'll then continue along the stunning Gold Coast, renowned for its fabulous beaches, and on to Brisbane.

Meals included: B

Day 9 Brisbane - at Leisure

You can spend today at leisure in Brisbane, or you could choose to join an optional excursion to North Stradbroke Island. Fondly known as Straddie by the locals, it is the world's second largest sand island at about 38km long and 11km wide. You can relax on the beach, or maybe head off on a bush walk, keeping an eye out for resident wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas and kookaburras - the largest member of the kingfisher family.

Meals included: B

Day 10 Brisbane - Cairns

Enjoy a morning tour of Brisbane, Queensland's cosmopolitan capital, which boasts spectacular architecture and is set on the Brisbane River.
This afternoon we'll fly to Cairns, where we'll stay, it's your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef!

Meals included: B

Day 11 Great Barrier Reef

Today you have the chance to explore a whole new world on an included trip by catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Marine life comes incredibly close to the vessel, and you can experience the reef without getting wet from the comfort of a semi-submersible or an underwater observatory. Of course, you can also go snorkelling in this amazing underwater world – all the equipment and guidance you need is provided, as well as lunch.

Meals included: B,L

Day 12 Cairns - at Leisure

On this free day you can simply relax and soak up the sun. However, if you want to see more, a ride on the Kuranda Railway is an option to see the Atherton Tablelands.
Your first stop will be the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you'll glide over and through heritage rainforest. After free time in the village of Kuranda, you'll take a journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, with the Barron Falls just one of the incredible highlights.

Meals included: B

Day 13 Cairns

Today is a good chance to take a well deserved rest or to explore more that Cairns has to offer.

Meals included: B

Day 14 Cairns - Uluru

This morning we'll fly to Ayers Rock, or Uluru, situated in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This huge sandstone monolith, which is two miles long, 1,000ft high and measures six miles around the base, is a majestic sight and one of the world's most treasured natural wonders. It is a wondrous sight at any time of day, but even more so at sunrise and sunset, when its colours change dramatically. You will have the chance to admire Uluru at both of these magical times.
This evening you can enjoy an optional visit to the impressive Field of Light installation.

Meals included: B

Day 15 Uluru - Alice Springs

We will visit Uluru as the sun rises this morning. We will also have the very special opportunity to step into some of the caves at the base of the rock and admire the fascinating Aboriginal art that graces the walls. Off in the distance you will spot the mysterious Kata Tjuta or the Olgas, a range of 36 spectacular rock domes. Later we'll journey to the outback town of Alice Springs. Where we will attend an Aussie bush barbecue sampling local traditional cuisine.

Meals included: B,D

Day 16 Alice Springs - Adelaide

Your tour now continues as we fly to Adelaide, South Australia's cosmopolitan capital.

Meals included: B

Day 17 Adelaide

We'll start the day with a tour of Adelaide's main highlights, including the cricket and football stadium, the Adelaide Oval, broad expanses of lush parkland and the imposing St Peter's Cathedral.
Next, we continue to the Barossa Valley, which is famous for its wines. At the Jacobs Creek visitor centre we'll stop for a tasting and lunch. We'll also taste wines at the award-winning Wolf Blass winery.

Meals included: B,L

Day 18 Adelaide - Warrnambool

We'll depart Adelaide today and travel further along the coast to Warrnambool.

Meals included: B

Day 19 Warrnambool - Melbourne

Your journey to Melbourne today takes you along one of the most spectacular coastal routes in the world, the Great Ocean Road. As you go you'll see the Twelve Apostles, although only eight of these towering limestone stacks remain, the Arch and many other fantastic rock formations.

Meals included: B

Day 20 Melbourne

Enjoy a tour of Melbourne this morning. Highlights include Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Flinders Street Station and the Grand Prix Circuit that circles Albert Park Lake. Another stop is Fitzroy Gardens, which features pathways lined with towering elms, colourful floral displays and the Fairies' Tree sculpture - a centuries-old tree stump featuring delightful carvings.

Meals included: B

Day 21 Melbourne - at Leisure

You can spend a further day at leisure, making your own discoveries. Alternatively, you might be tempted to join an optional excursion to Phillip Island to see the remarkable penguin parade. At sunset, after a hard day's fishing, hundreds of these delightful creatures - the world's smallest penguin - appear from out of the ocean and waddle their way across the beach to their sand dune burrows. You can take in this marvellous spectacle from special viewing stands and boardwalks, which give you the chance to get up close to nature.

Meals included: B

Day 22 Melbourne - Auckland

We will transfer you to the airport today for your flight to Auckland. There is time to rest after your flight before we gather as a group for dinner.

Meals included: B,D

Day 23 Auckland

The beautiful city of Auckland is the largest in New Zealand, situated on the North Island in the Hauraki Gulf. We'll admire its spectacular skyline on an included tour this morning, which takes us to all the must-see sights. Later, you will have time to explore the city further in the company of your fellow travellers.

Meals included: B

Day 24 Auckland - Rotorua

The warm, emerald-green North Island was shaped by volcanic activity, and evidence of this remains in the thermal springs surrounding Rotorua. En-route we will journey through the dairy-rich Waikato farming region, home of the Maori kingdom, and visit the world-famous Waitomo Caves. The amazing glow-worm grotto is a fascinating sight and we will explore in the company of a Local Guide.
You can also take an optional flight today, either by float-plane or helicopter, over Mount Tarawera Volcano. You'll learn how the volcano's 1886 eruption - the largest in New Zealand's living memory - affected the landscape and, if you chose the helicopter flight, you will actually land at the site of the eruption. Those choosing the float-plane excursion will have the added excitement of taking off and landing on water at the Rotorua City Lakefront.

Meals included: B

Day 25 Rotorua - at Leisure

Today you have the option to join a tour of Hobbiton, the location created for the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films. We'll explore the site, which includes hobbit holes and the Green Dragon Inn, while our guide offers fascinating insight – a must for fans of the films.

Te Puia Thermal Reserve is home to the extraordinary boiling mud pools and spouting geysers that New Zealand is so famous for. We will call here this morning to see this spectacular sight for ourselves.

Tonight, you'll have a chance to experience a Maori concert and sample an authentic Hangi meal on an optional tour. This is where your food is cooked by steam underground using a centuries-old method that harnesses the power of nature.

Meals included: B

Day 26 Rotorua - Napier

The route to Napier takes us through the Wairakei Valley, past the spectacular Huka Falls to beautiful Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest freshwater lake. We will pause here to take in the mesmerising views. Napier is home to one of the finest collections of Art Deco-style buildings in the world and has the ideal climate for growing grapes. Sampling some of the locally cultivated wines is certain to be a treat before we discover more about the town as we explore on foot in the company of your Holiday Director. We'll enjoy a group dinner this evening at a winery estate.

Meals included: B,D

Day 27 Napier - Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand's wonderful capital, enjoys a beautiful setting on the southern tip of the North Island. We'll head here today with an orientation tour on arrival to highlight the city's main sights.

Meals included: B

Day 28 Wellington - at Leisure

We have left today free for you to explore the city with your travelling companions. Perhaps take the cable car to the Botanical Gardens or visit the Te Papa Museum, which offers a wealth of information about New Zealand and its history, along with a collection of art.

Meals included: B

Day 29 Wellington - Christchurch

We set sail for the South Island today. Once back on land, we continue the drive to Christchurch, often referred to as the most English city outside of England. We'll enjoy the stunning scenery of the Kaikoura coast along the way.

Meals included: B

Day 30 TranzAlpine Train

The TranzAlpine offers a spectacular journey into the Southern Alps. We'll be on board the train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass, the South Island's highest railway station, passing through the contrasting scenery of the snow-capped Southern Alps and majestic gorges. At Arthur's Pass we rejoin our coach and continue south to the magnificent scenery and glaciers of the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier regions. Perhaps join a helicopter flight with a landing on the glacier for another view of this stunning landscape.

Meals included: B

Day 31 Franz Josef Glacier - Queenstown

The road through Westland National Park is one of the most scenic ever built, with tremendous ocean views to one side and spectacular forest views to the other. Experience it for yourself as we head to Queenstown, a popular resort in both summer and winter, travelling south crossing the Haast River Bridge and passing Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka along the way. This evening, if you wish, you could enjoy a relaxing steamship cruise on Lake Wakatipu and a gourmet barbecue dinner in the Colonel's Homestead at Walter Peak.

Meals included: B

Day 32 Milford Sound

Milford Sound is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand. Te Anau is the gateway to Fjordland National Park and our first port of call on today's tour. We continue through the lush beech forests of the Eglinton Valley and the eroded glacial canyons of the Hollyford Valley, before arriving at Milford Sound itself. A cruise on the Sound, which we include weather permitting, is a great way to appreciate the beauty of the area, and lunch is also included.

Meals included: B,L

Day 33 Queenstown - at Leisure

Explore Queenstown in the company of your fellow travellers or perhaps join us on an optional excursion.
If you're feeling adventurous, there's a fantastic opportunity to take an exhilarating jet boat ride on the Dart River.
This evening, if you wish, you could enjoy a relaxing steamship cruise on Lake Wakatipu and a gourmet barbecue dinner in the Colonel's Homestead at Walter Peak.

Meals included: B

Day 34 Queenstown - Omarama

Today we travel via the gold-mining town of Arrowtown. New Zealand's spectacular scenery is never-ending and another stunning route delivers us to the Mount Cook region today. If you wish you can take an optional scenic flight over some of New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers. Your pilot will provide interesting commentary as you admire them from the air.

Meals included: B

Day 35 Omarama - Christchurch

A lovely drive this morning takes us across Burkes Pass and onwards to Lake Tekapo. We will travel over the Canterbury Plains and on to Christchurch, where an orientation tour introduces us to all the main sights. This evening we will gather with the group to enjoy a farewell drink.

Meals included: B

Day 36 Christchurch - Cook Islands

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Cook Islands via Auckland. As you cross the International Dateline, you will arrive on the previous date.

Meals included: B

Day 37 Cook Islands

On arrival in the Cook Islands we will travel to our hotel. We will stay at the Manuia Beach Resort in Rarotonga, described as a Polynesian Paradise. A small boutique resort on the sunset coast, featuring spacious guest bedrooms, tropical gardens and a beautiful beachfront location. There is a beach side infinity pool which overlooks the lagoon, whilst coconut trees line the shore. Refreshing tropical cocktails and traditional local Polynesian cuisine are served at the On the Beach Restaurant and Bar.

Day 38 Cook Islands

Your stay is in Rarotonga, the capital and the hub of the Cook Islands. You are free to relax and enjoy this paradise island which is surrounded by a sparkling blue lagoon and steeped in Polynesian culture.

Day 39 Cook Islands

You are free to relax today and explore the island further, with not a traffic light to be seen, getting around Rarotonga can be a casual meander on the island bus. Optional excursions will be available to book through our agents.

Day 40 Cook Islands

Enjoy getting to know this cultural island with its traditional arts and crafts of weaving, carving and painting which are integral parts of the island or join an optional excursion.

Day 41 Cook Islands

Today enjoy further what Rarotonga has to offer, with its pearly white sand lined beaches with swaying palm trees, enticingly warm temperatures and a relaxed ambience, enjoy your last day before travelling to the airport for your flight back to New Zealand.

Day 42 Auckland

We arrive back in New Zealand for an overnight stay in Auckland.

Day 43 Auckland - UK

This morning we travel to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 44 UK

You will arrive back in the UK.

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

The newly refurbished Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is situated right between the bustling China Town and newly developed Darling Square precinct. Take a leisurely stroll through Darling Harbour with its many attractions such as Cockle Bay, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussaud's Sydney. The hotel is also a heritage building constructed in 1890. Facilities include a renovated fitness centre, spa and laundry services.

The newly refurbished Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is situated right between the bustling China Town and newly developed Darling Square precinct. Take a leisurely stroll through Darling Harbour with its many attractions such as Cockle Bay, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussaud's Sydney. The hotel is also a heritage building constructed in 1890. Facilities include a renovated fitness centre, spa and laundry services.

Mercure Centro Port Macquarie

Conveniently located in the town centre, Mercure Centro Port Macquarie provides an easy access to beaches, nature walks and shops. Hotel rooms feature en-suite facilities, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant with a terrace and a contemporary bar.

Conveniently located in the town centre, Mercure Centro Port Macquarie provides an easy access to beaches, nature walks and shops. Hotel rooms feature en-suite facilities, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant with a terrace and a contemporary bar.

Royal on the Park Brisbane

Located opposite the City Botanic Gardens and a 5 minute walk from the Queen Street Mall the Royal on the Park is a well reviewed hotel. With facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, bar and restaurant. Rooms feature floor to ceiling windows for views of the city or gardens, en-suite and coffee machine.

Located opposite the City Botanic Gardens and a 5 minute walk from the Queen Street Mall the Royal on the Park is a well reviewed hotel. With facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, bar and restaurant. Rooms feature floor to ceiling windows for views of the city or gardens, en-suite and coffee machine.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Transformed in 2019 with a new lobby, restaurant & bar, guest rooms and public spaces, discover Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. This excellent resort has a sandy lagoon style pool boasting a swim up bar and lush tropical gardens

Transformed in 2019 with a new lobby, restaurant & bar, guest rooms and public spaces, discover Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. This excellent resort has a sandy lagoon style pool boasting a swim up bar and lush tropical gardens

Desert Gardens Hotel

Situated within an oasis of native gardens, Desert Gardens Hotel offers elegant guestrooms. Each room is air-conditioned and has a TV with movies-on-demand and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Arnguli Grill, restaurant located on-site, offers an à la carte menu of traditional Australian cuisine.

Situated within an oasis of native gardens, Desert Gardens Hotel offers elegant guestrooms. Each room is air-conditioned and has a TV with movies-on-demand and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Arnguli Grill, restaurant located on-site, offers an à la carte menu of traditional Australian cuisine.

Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs

Experience eco-friendly settings and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. Conveniently located just off the Stuart Highway, hotel is within walking distance of downtown and provides easy access to many local attractions such as Anzac Hill. All hotel rooms feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include fitness centre, outdoor heated swimming pool and restaurant, serving modern Australian cuisine.

Experience eco-friendly settings and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. Conveniently located just off the Stuart Highway, hotel is within walking distance of downtown and provides easy access to many local attractions such as Anzac Hill. All hotel rooms feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include fitness centre, outdoor heated swimming pool and restaurant, serving modern Australian cuisine.

Vibe Hotel

The Vibe Hotel Adelaide is located just a km from Rundle Mall in the vibrant streets of Adelaide's East End, close to some of the city's best restaurants and bars. Facilities include a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and terrace.

The Vibe Hotel Adelaide is located just a km from Rundle Mall in the vibrant streets of Adelaide's East End, close to some of the city's best restaurants and bars. Facilities include a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and terrace.

Mid City Motel Warrnambool

Mid City Motel Warrnambool is located at the western end of the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, only 50 metres from the centre of the town and a short stroll to beautiful beaches nearby. Facilities include Elements Bar & Restaurant, in-room dining, outdoor swimming pool, spa and guest laundry for your convenience. Warrnambool is a friendly and relaxing town with a selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. All rooms feature en suite facilities, air conditioning, TV, phone and internet access.

Mid City Motel Warrnambool is located at the western end of the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, only 50 metres from the centre of the town and a short stroll to beautiful beaches nearby. Facilities include Elements Bar & Restaurant, in-room dining, outdoor swimming pool, spa and guest laundry for your convenience. Warrnambool is a friendly and relaxing town with a selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. All rooms feature en suite facilities, air conditioning, TV, phone and internet access.

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

The Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is a heritage listed hotel. Within walking distance you can find shopping, dining & entertainment, perfect for exploring. There is also a bar, restaurant and fitness centre, if you wish to stay at the hotel. Rooms are furnished with air-conditioning, safe, TV and tea & coffee-making facilities.

The Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is a heritage listed hotel. Within walking distance you can find shopping, dining & entertainment, perfect for exploring. There is also a bar, restaurant and fitness centre, if you wish to stay at the hotel. Rooms are furnished with air-conditioning, safe, TV and tea & coffee-making facilities.

Crowne Plaza Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland is situated within walking distance from a range of shopping and dining options on Queen Street. It is also in close proximity to main sightseeing attractions of Auckland. Modern rooms feature en-suite facilities, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sleep-aid aromatherapy kits. Other hotel facilities include gym, sauna, a lobby cocktail bar and a restaurant.

Crowne Plaza Auckland is situated within walking distance from a range of shopping and dining options on Queen Street. It is also in close proximity to main sightseeing attractions of Auckland. Modern rooms feature en-suite facilities, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sleep-aid aromatherapy kits. Other hotel facilities include gym, sauna, a lobby cocktail bar and a restaurant.

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Millennium Hotel Rotorua is located a short walk away from the Lake Rotorua. Every hotel room is featuring free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor geothermal pool, as well as a fitness centre and a spa with saunas.

Millennium Hotel Rotorua is located a short walk away from the Lake Rotorua. Every hotel room is featuring free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor geothermal pool, as well as a fitness centre and a spa with saunas.

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

You will stay at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania perfectly located on the edge of Hawkes Bay. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.

You will stay at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania perfectly located on the edge of Hawkes Bay. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

The 4-star James Cook Hotel has a great location in the heart of Wellington, close to Lambton Quay's shopping district.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and fitness room. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

The 4-star James Cook Hotel has a great location in the heart of Wellington, close to Lambton Quay's shopping district.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and fitness room. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Distinction Christchurch Hotel is located in the heart of the city just a few steps away from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino and many more attractions. Each hotel room is air-conditioned and features free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, minifridge and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include restaurant and a bar, the perfect place to enjoy delicious cuisine and drinks.

Distinction Christchurch Hotel is located in the heart of the city just a few steps away from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino and many more attractions. Each hotel room is air-conditioned and features free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, minifridge and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include restaurant and a bar, the perfect place to enjoy delicious cuisine and drinks.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Franz Josef Hotel is located close to one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier.

Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar/lounge and spa. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, tea/coffee-maker, TV and hairdryer.

Scenic Franz Josef Hotel is located close to one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier.

Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar/lounge and spa. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, tea/coffee-maker, TV and hairdryer.

Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road

Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road has a peaceful setting amongst alpine scenery and picturesque lakes, yet it is conveniently close to the city.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court. Bedrooms have private facilities, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.

Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road has a peaceful setting amongst alpine scenery and picturesque lakes, yet it is conveniently close to the city.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court. Bedrooms have private facilities, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.

Heritage Gateway Hotel

Heritage Gateway Hotel in Omarama is set amongst landscaped gardens offering wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, iron, refrigerator, tea/coffee-maker and hairdryer.

Heritage Gateway Hotel in Omarama is set amongst landscaped gardens offering wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, iron, refrigerator, tea/coffee-maker and hairdryer.

Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Distinction Christchurch Hotel is located in the heart of the city just a few steps away from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino and many more attractions. Each hotel room is air-conditioned and features free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, minifridge and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include restaurant and a bar, the perfect place to enjoy delicious cuisine and drinks.

Distinction Christchurch Hotel is located in the heart of the city just a few steps away from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino and many more attractions. Each hotel room is air-conditioned and features free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, minifridge and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include restaurant and a bar, the perfect place to enjoy delicious cuisine and drinks.

Crowne Plaza Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland is situated within walking distance from a range of shopping and dining options on Queen Street. It is also in close proximity to main sightseeing attractions of Auckland. Modern rooms feature en-suite facilities, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sleep-aid aromatherapy kits. Other hotel facilities include gym, sauna, a lobby cocktail bar and a restaurant.

Crowne Plaza Auckland is situated within walking distance from a range of shopping and dining options on Queen Street. It is also in close proximity to main sightseeing attractions of Auckland. Modern rooms feature en-suite facilities, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sleep-aid aromatherapy kits. Other hotel facilities include gym, sauna, a lobby cocktail bar and a restaurant.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Australia - Melbourne - Phillip Island Penguin Parade Plus

Australia - Melbourne - Phillip Island Penguin Parade Plus

Join us on an afternoon into evening excursion to Phillip Island, home to the largest colony of Little Penguins. This area allows you to experience a more personalised wildlife viewing experience. Limited to 150 people, the viewing platform provides a closer viewing of the penguin arrival than the main viewing stands at the Penguin Parade. Rangers are on hand to provide insight into the fascinating life of the world’s smallest penguins. Ideal for those people seeking a closer viewing of the penguins and more in-depth knowledge of their lives and environment.

Extended Afternoon Excursion – Nature Interest – Unforgettable
Join us on an afternoon into evening excursion to Phillip Island, home to the largest colony of Little Penguins. This area allows you to experience a more personalised wildlife vie...

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Australia - Cairns - Kuranda Railway and Skyrail

Australia - Cairns - Kuranda Railway and Skyrail

A fantastic opportunity to see the Atherton Tablelands. Your first stop this morning will be Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you will glide over and through world heritage rainforest, including time at the two rainforest mid-stations. After some free time in the village of Kuranda you will continue on the second part of your tour, the Kuranda Scenic Railway. As part of this unforgettable journey through a tropical paradise, you will spend time viewing the Barron Falls, a wonderful photo opportunity, before arriving at Freshwater Station.

Please note due to recent extreme weather damage, the scenic railway is not currently operating, and the itinerary of this excursion will be amended accordingly. Reopening is expected on the 1 May 2024.

Full Day – Scenic
A fantastic opportunity to see the Atherton Tablelands. Your first stop this morning will be Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you will glide over and through world heritage rainf...

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Uluru - Field of Light

Uluru - Field of Light

Your Field of Light experience begins with a hotel pick up and transfer to a remote desert location. Guests then have time to immersive themselves in the monumental light installation as they walk through Field of Light. As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, Field of Light, art installation by international artist Bruce Munro, illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the desert creating several options for you to immerse in Munro's grand-scale experiential artwork taking one of the pathways.

Evening Excursion – Moderate Walking – Once in a Lifetime
Your Field of Light experience begins with a hotel pick up and transfer to a remote desert location. Guests then have time to immersive themselves in the monumental light installat...

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Brisbane - North Stradbroke Island

Brisbane - North Stradbroke Island

Leave busy Brisbane for a full-day tour that showcases the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island. You’ll start with a cruise across Moreton Bay to Dunwich. Spend your morning at Brown Lake and drive through the Blue Lake National Park to Main Beach. This is perfect stop for swimming, shell collecting and photographs. Later head to Point Lookout’s North Gorge where an abundance of marine life can be easily spotted. Aussie lunch barbecue will keep you going as we’ll continue to Amity in search of the island’s population of wild kangaroos and koalas.

Full Day – Moderate Walking - Memorable
Leave busy Brisbane for a full-day tour that showcases the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island. You’ll start with a cruise across Moreton Bay to Dunwich. Spend your morning a...

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Port Stephens - Dolphin Watch Cruise

Port Stephens - Dolphin Watch Cruise

Cruise the magnificent waters of Port Stephens Harbour to see the friendly resident Bottlenose Dolphins play. Take in the sights of Tomaree and Yacaaba Headlands, Shoal Bay, Nelson Bay and the Northern Harbour. Relax on deck with informative commentary from the captain and complimentary tea included.

1.5 hours – Minimal Walking – Great Experience
Cruise the magnificent waters of Port Stephens Harbour to see the friendly resident Bottlenose Dolphins play. Take in the sights of Tomaree and Yacaaba Headlands, Shoal Bay, Nelson...

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Sydney - Sydney Zoo and the Magical Blue Mountains

Sydney - Sydney Zoo and the Magical Blue Mountains

You will start today driving through the Blue Mountains to the Three Sisters and along the Jamison Valley (Australia's Grand Canyon), before departing for Scenic World where you will have the chance to ride the world's steepest incline railway, as well as take a ride in the scenic cable car with views of the World Heritage listed Jamison Valley. Later you will continue to Sydney Zoo for the chance to see hundreds of species of Australian wildlife from koalas and kangaroos to primates and reptiles.

Full Day – Highly Recommended
You will start today driving through the Blue Mountains to the Three Sisters and along the Jamison Valley (Australia's Grand Canyon), before departing for Scenic World where you wi...

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New Zealand - Rotorua - Hobbiton

New Zealand - Rotorua - Hobbiton

You will be transported to the Hobbiton Movie Set, a visitor attraction based at the site where the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy were filmed. Your visit promises to be interesting and entertaining as you step into the pastures of the Shire and experience Middle-earth.

The tour begins with a drive through the picturesque sheep farm and an opportunity to admire spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will then escort you around the site sharing fascinating stories about how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Journey past the colourful Hobbit Hole™ doors that scatter the hillsides, including the iconic Bag End, home of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, before arriving at Bagshot Row™ for a glimpse of the interior of a humble Hobbit’s home.

Designed and crafted by the renowned creative teams behind the film trilogies, Bagshot Row offers an authentic glimpse into the charming dwellings of Hobbits going about daily life in the Shire. Your guide will lead you through one of two Hobbit Holes offering time to explore the detailed interiors, with each home designed to create an identical experience. Specially brewed beverages are available at The Green Dragon Inn to round off your tour.

This tour runs in all weather conditions. Umbrellas will be provided if it rains, however, you are advised to dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes.


Half-day tour – Moderate walking – Must-do opportunity
You will be transported to the Hobbiton Movie Set, a visitor attraction based at the site where the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy were filmed. Your visit promises to be ...

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New Zealand - Queenstown - Jet Boat Ride

New Zealand - Queenstown - Jet Boat Ride

If you are looking for adrenaline rush, you must try a ride on the Jet Boat. Blast across Lake Wakatipu and down the world famous Shotover and Kawarau Rivers with 45 km of unforgettable thrills, 360-degree spins and exhilaration in one of the world’s most stunning locations.

60 Minutes - Unforgettable Experience
If you are looking for adrenaline rush, you must try a ride on the Jet Boat. Blast across Lake Wakatipu and down the world famous Shotover and Kawarau Rivers with 45 km of unforget...

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New Zealand - Queenstown - Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner

New Zealand - Queenstown - Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner

A return scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. On disembarking at Walter Peak, you’ll be welcomed and guided through the lakeside gardens to the Colonel’s Homestead for the dinner. Colonel’s Homestead features a stately ballroom and finely appointed rooms each featuring a roaring open fire to evoke a cosy atmosphere on colder evenings. The gourmet BBQ menu incorporates the fresh seasonal produce and local seafood so famous in the Central Otago region and surrounding coastal areas. All meat and seafood are cooked on the outdoor BBQ and rotisserie, in front of guests and served immediately. A locally influenced wine list and other beverages are also available to purchase at the bar. Following dinner, you will have an option of a brief farm show or relax at the bar instead, before returning on board the TSS Earnslaw to Queenstown. A tradition is the TSS Earnslaw’s sing-along around the piano on the return journey.

Scenic Cruise – Dinner Included – Not to be Missed
A return scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. On disembarking at Walter Peak, you’ll be welcomed and gui...

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New Zealand - Rotorua - Cultural Experience including Tamaki Hangi Feast

New Zealand - Rotorua - Cultural Experience including Tamaki Hangi Feast

Journey back to a time of proud warriors and ancient traditions with a visit to the Tamaki Maori Village. The most award-winning cultural attraction in New Zealand. Experience ceremonial rituals, powerful performances and hangi feasting. Learn about the customs, protocols and stories that have been passed through the generations of time. Welcome to the world of the Maori! These events change with each season of the maramataka, the Maori lunar calendar.

At the heart of the village you’ll be entertained with a powerful performance including action songs, poi, stick games and the world famous ‘haka’ – the Maori War Dance!

Given the nature of our Maori kai (cuisine) and culture experiences, we are unable to cater to all dietary needs. While we can meet gluten free requirements, we are not a coeliac approved kitchen. We can cater to vegetarian dietary requests, however, are unable to cater to vegan requirements.

Evening Event – Minimal Walking – Unforgettable
Journey back to a time of proud warriors and ancient traditions with a visit to the Tamaki Maori Village. The most award-winning cultural attraction in New Zealand. Experience cere...

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Australia - Sydney - Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Australia - Sydney - Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Join the Summit climb, the original climb experience and discover 360 degree views of Sydney.

The Journey - Latching on in the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, you will walk on catwalks below the road-deck until you reach the South-East Pylon. Here you will ascend four ladders to the start of the upper arch, all the while surrounded by the hum and buzz of Sydney's traffic. With the summit in your sight, your journey continues along the Bridge's outer arch on the Opera House side until you hit the top. After a summit celebration with your group, you cross the spine of the Bridge to the Darling Harbour side to make your descent to our Climb Base.

Half Day - Day Climb - Unforgettable

Please be advised that Sydney Bridge Climb has updated its pre-climb health & safety requirements for climbers over the age of 75. Climbers over the age of 75 can climb with a Certificate of Fitness, signed by your GP. You can get the form (which you need to take with you) and more details on their website on https://www.bridgeclimb.com/things-you-need-to-know-to-climb

Please note: You will need to bring photographic identification.
Join the Summit climb, the original climb experience and discover 360 degree views of Sydney.

The Journey - Latching on in the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, you ...

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Australia - Sydney - Sydney Harbour Cruise

Australia - Sydney - Sydney Harbour Cruise

The best way to really take in Sydney is from the water, and on this short cruise you will sail in the harbour and look back at the city.
The best way to really take in Sydney is from the water, and on this short cruise you will sail in the harbour and look back at the city. ...

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Australia - Sydney - Sydney Opera House Tour

Australia - Sydney - Sydney Opera House Tour

Step beneath the sails to find out what makes the Sydney Opera House so inspiring. Discover insider secrets and stories of the Opera House artists and performances, and step inside the iconic theatres and foyers that bring 1800 performances to life each year. Explore the building with our knowledgeable guides, learn about how Jorn Utzon’s vision came into existence against impossible odds, and capture photographs from rare vantage points, off limits to the general public.

One Hour Tour - Cultural Must See
Step beneath the sails to find out what makes the Sydney Opera House so inspiring. Discover insider secrets and stories of the Opera House artists and performances, and step inside...

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New Zealand - Queenstown - Dart River Wilderness Jet

New Zealand - Queenstown - Dart River Wilderness Jet

Journey deep into the heart of world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life.

The ultimate, original half day Wilderness Jet boat adventure takes you on an unforgettable journey along the braided, glacier-fed Dart River. Experience the unique combination of breath-taking scenery and an exhilarating ride as we take you deep into Mount Aspiring National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Area.

With unrivalled National Park access, we cover up to 90km of river on a trip making Dart River Adventures the longest jet boat ride in the region. With plenty of time to connect with the area and take in the scenery, your guides give you their authentic touch, sharing stories of the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and renowned Maori legends.

Please note: It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing.

Half Day – Moderate Walking – Scenic Experience
Journey deep into the heart of world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life.

The ultimate, original half day Wilderness Jet...

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