Naturally New Zealand With Cairns & Sydney

Day 1 - Cairns. Welcome to Cairns, "Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef," one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The balance of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2 - Cairns. Excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Great Barrier Reef. 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. Return to Cairns, where your evening is at leisure. (B,L)
Day 3 - Cairns. A full day at leisure to explore tropical Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to visit a zoo to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. (B)
Day 4 - Cairns - Sydney. Today fly to Sydney, Australia's stunning capital city. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 5 - Sydney. Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)
Day 6 - Sydney. Enjoy a full day at leisure in this vibrant city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (B)
Day 7 - Sydney - Auckland, New Zealand. Today, fly to Auckland. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 8 - Auckland. Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a CRUISE on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland and its surroundings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 9 - Auckland - Waitomo - Hobbiton - Rotorua. Today, travel via motorcoach south to Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Afterward, visit the HOBBITON MOVIE SET from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Continue on to Rotorua. (B,L)
Day 10 - Rotorua. This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to TE PUIA, RAINBOW SPRINGS, and the AGRODOME. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, you may choose to join our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner. (B)
Day 11 - Rotorua - Wellington. Today, fly to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. (B)
Day 12 - Wellington. Your guided morning sightseeing tour takes you to see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings as well as scenic views from the top of Mount Victoria. Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanical Gardens, then drive around the rugged Wellington coastline, discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington's most popular beaches. During your free time today, you may want to visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country's great heritage and natural wonders. (B)
Day 13 - Wellington - Christchurch. Today, fly to Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island. (B)
Day 14 - Christchurch. Excursion to Akaroa. Today, travel to Akaroa, a former French and British settlement where you will have some time to explore the charming village with its colonial architecture, galleries, and cafes. Afterward, take a NATURE CRUISE on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see some of the native wildlife, including New Zealand fur seals, the white-flippered blue penguin, and the Hector's dolphin, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. Return to Christchurch in the late afternoon. (B)
Day 15 - Christchurch - Mount Cook. Travel south by motorcoach via the Canterbury Plains to the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Tekapo, where the Southern Alps provide the backdrop for a stunning photo. Continue on to Mount Cook National Park. After lunch at your hotel, you will have time to explore this alpine wonderland. (B,L,D)
Day 16 - Mount Cook - Queenstown. Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore the area. In the afternoon, travel via motorcoach past Lake Pukaki and rugged Mackenzie Basin to Omarama, where you will make a comfort stop. Continue on to Queenstown, the "Adventure Capital of the World." (B,L)
Day 17 - Queenstown. Excursion to Doubtful Sound. Today, travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Doubtful Sound is 10-times larger and three-times longer than Milford Sound, its more well-known cousin to the north. It is also far less visited due to its remote location, so during your fjord CRUISE you experience this pristine natural setting just as early Maori and European explorers did. (B,L)
Day 18 - Queenstown. Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand's prettiest towns. Perhaps choose an optional jetboat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (B)
Day 19 - Queenstown. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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  Tour Name   Naturally New Zealand With Cairns & Sydney
  Tour Code  
IPND
  Tour Duration    19 Days
  Start City:   Cairns
  End City:   Queenstown
  Price From   USD $4,279.00   See in Cart
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    Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum party of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.

    2017 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2016.
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • Sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
  • Guides
  • In Cairns, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown
  • Launch Date
  • 08/11/15 8:00pm
  • Location Summary
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  • Meals
    • American breakfast daily
    • 5 lunches
    • 1 dinner
  • Notes
  • NOTE:
    • During the Christmas and New Year's holiday season, certain activities may not be available. A different activity may be substituted or a refund offered if your included activity is not available.
  • Title
  • Naturally New Zealand with Cairns & Sydney
  • Transportation
  • As as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included)
 
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