Travel 2 Touring 18/19

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

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21 day Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Melbourne • Alice Springs • Uluru (Ayers Rock) • Cairns • Great Barrier Reef • Sydney • Auckland • Rotorua • Christchurch • Franz Josef • Queenstown • Milford Sound

Days 8 & 9: Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef You have a full day at leisure on day 8 for you to pursue your own interests in vibrant, tropical Cairns. On day 9, prepare to marvel at the wonders of the crystal- blue ocean as you board a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling (equipment provided), or you can view the coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board before you return to Cairns. Your dinner is included tonight at a local restaurant on the waterfront. (B,BLD) Day 10: Cairns - Sydney After a final morning at leisure in Cairns, fly in the afternoon to cosmopolitan Sydney where the rest of your day is at leisure to drink in the atmosphere of this iconic city. (B) Intercontinental Hotel Sydney (3 nights) Days 11 & 12: Sydney Today enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a local guide before feeling the sand between your toes at the legendary Bondi Beach. Enjoy lunch on one of the most prestigious boats on Sydney Harbour, before spending the rest of your day at leisure. After more free time on day 12, celebrate your last evening in Sydney with your Travel Director and fellow guests at a waterfront restaurant. (BL,BD) Days 13 & 14: Sydney - Auckland Fly across the Tasman Sea to the island nation of New Zealand before meeting your Travel Director and fellow guests for dinner at your hotel. The following day, enjoy a morning city sightseeing tour and cruise on Waitemata Harbour before taking the time to relax and unwind in New Zealand’s largest city. (BD,B) Stamford Plaza Auckland Day 15: Auckland - Rotorua As you travel through the rolling countryside of the Waikato Region, stop for a sumptuous country-style lunch at the Red Barn. Later, an evening of traditional Maori culture and entertainment awaits as you savour a delicious Hangi dinner and enjoy a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BLD) Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Days 1 - 3: Melbourne Upon arrival, transfer from the airport to your hotel. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow guests at a welcome reception and dinner on board Melbourne’s famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Day 2 begins with a private walking tour of the city’s vibrant arcades and laneways, followed by an afternoon at leisure. Day 3 is yours to enjoy Melbourne at your own pace, or perhaps enjoy an optional sightseeing tour along the Great Ocean Road. Note: Flights must arrive into Melbourne Airport before 12 noon. (D,B,B) Crowne Plaza Melbourne (3 nights) Day 4: Melbourne - Alice Springs Fly to Alice Springs this morning, and visit the School of the Air and the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, join the Falzon family for a traditional home-cooked gourmet BBQ dinner. (BD) Mercure Alice Springs Resort Days 5 & 6: Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (Olgas) Travel through the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges to Uluru (Ayers Rock). As day 5 draws to a close, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you observe the dramatic colour changes of Uluru at sunset. Day 6 begins with an early rise to witness the magical Uluru sunrise, then tour the caves filled with ancient rock art at the base of Uluru. In the afternoon, travel over red desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), and take a walk through some of the tallest of these majestic domes before sunset. (B) Desert Gardens Hotel (2 nights) Day 7: Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Cairns In the morning, join an Aboriginal artist for a fun and interactive introduction to Western Desert Art. Gain unique cultural insights, such as the significance of local totems and paint your own artwork that you can keep as a memento of your time in the Red Centre. In the afternoon, fly to Cairns and then transfer to your hotel. (B) Hilton Hotel Cairns (3 nights)

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