Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Experience the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset • Cruise on the pristine Great Barrier Reef • Immerse yourself in Maori culture in New Zealand’s North Island • Marvel at the stunning natural scenery of the Southern Alps and Milford Sound • Discover Queenstown – the ‘adventure capital of the world’

Days 16: Rotorua - Christchurch Discover native flora and fauna at the Rainbow Springs Nature Park, before continuing to Te Puia Thermal Reserve, where a Maori guide will lead you through a geothermal wonderland. Later, board your flight to Christchurch for a quick tour of the city before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. (B) Distinction Christchurch Hotel Day 17: Christchurch - TranzAlpine - Franz Josef Take an unforgettable journey through the spectacular Southern Alps on the legendary TranzAlpine train. Stop at Hokitika, known for its beautiful greenstone (jade), then travel on to the West Coast town of Franz Josef to marvel at the stunning glacier of the same name. Dinner is included this evening at your hotel. (BD) Te Waonui Forest Retreat Day 18: Franz Josef - Queenstown Travel over the Haast Pass with stunning views out to the Tasman Sea before visiting the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown. Upon arrival in Queenstown, enjoy a brief orientation tour before unwinding in the renowned adventure capital of the world. (B) Millennium Hotel Queenstown (3 nights) Days 19 & 20: Milford Sound & Queenstown Drive along the shores of the turquoise Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, then through the temperate rainforest of the Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. Enjoy a spectacular cruise among mountain peaks, massive waterfalls and glaciers before you return to Queenstown for an evening at leisure. On day 20, you will have the opportunity to take in an optional experience such as a boutique wine tour, a thrilling jet boat ride or a gentle cruise on a vintage steamship followed by a traditional BBQ lunch experience on a New Zealand homestead. In the evening, join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a spectacular farewell dinner at the Boatshed, set in the restored historic Railway Shipping Office. (BL,BD) Day 21: Depart Queenstown Your Australia and New Zealand adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Transfers are available throughout today to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight. (B) PRICES INCLUDE • 20 nights’ accommodation in premium hotels • Meals as specified: 20 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners • Internal flights, transfers and sightseeing as specified (excludes ‘optional’ items) • Services of an Experienced Travel

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

Director and Driver Guide • Touring by luxury coach

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