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Highlights of Australia and New Zealand 2014

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Franz Josef Glacier, New ZealandMilford Sound, New ZealandUluru in the Northern Territory, AustraliaMelbourne, Australia
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Uluru in the Northern Territory, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 22 Days
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  • Brochure: Australia and New Zealand 2014
  • Style: Discovery
  • Description: You’ll be spoilt for choice on this exciting tour of Australia and New Zealand. Watch spectacular sunsets at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), board a catamaran for an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef cruise, learn about the sustainable lifestyle of the Falzon family at a Be My Guest barbecue dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre in Alice Springs and take home a piece of Aboriginal artwork that you’ve created yourself. Fly over the ditch to visit New Zealand, where you’ll tour the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, experience Maori culture at a Be My Guest Hangi feast and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae, journey on the famous TranzAlpine train through the spectacular Southern Alps and enjoy a majestic Milford Sound cruise.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • Melbourne

    • + Puffing Billy Steam Train Wine Country in Style Drive through lovely Ferntree Gully to the Dandenong Ranges and Grant's Reserve. Enjoy Billy Tea with home-made lamingtons and Aussie Vegemite. Feed the Crimson Rosella birds in the mountain ash tall forest. Ride on Puffing Billy, Australia's oldest operating steam train, through the spectacular rainforest of tall mountain ash, eucalypts and fern-filled gullies. Arrive at Rochford Wines and enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine tasting and tea/coffee. Visit two more wineries for tasting, appreciation and education. The wineries may be Fergusson Winery, Dominique Portet, Domaine Chandon or others. The Yarra Valley is Victoria's premium wine region with its rolling green hills overlooking the Great Dividing Range.

    • + Phillip Island - Penguins Kangaroos Koalas Pat a koala, hand feed albino kangaroos, walk with the dingoes, talk to the parrots, meet a golden possum and get all wrapped up in a three meter python at Maru Koala & Animal Park. Travel through the town of San Remo and cross the bridge to Phillip Island. See the Nobbies rock formation overlooking one of the most treacherous expanses of water in the world, Bass Strait. Watch the famous Little Penguins perform their nightly ritual at Summerland Beach as they march up the sand to their nesting places.

    • + THE HOTEL WINDSOR HIGH TEA The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883. This luxury hotel serves its high tea on silver three tiered stands where freshly baked scones are served with jam and cream and exquisite pastries sit above delicate finger sandwiches. A glass of French sparkling is served on arrival and an extensive selection of specialty teas and coffees are brought to your table throughout the afternoon.

    • + QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET FOODIES DREAM TOUR Learn about the history of the 130 year old site and discover Melbourne’s evolving food culture. Pick up hints on selecting the best seasonal produce and sample a range of specialty foods and deli items. Two hour tour includes generous food samples, a coffee, seasonal recipe cards written by some of Melbourne’s top chefs and an environmentally friendly shopping bag.

  • Ayers Rock

    • + ULURU BARBECUE DINNER In the afterglow of an Uluru sunset, enjoy a unique and exclusive experience with Uluru as your stunning backdrop. It's a chance to relax in the company of fellow travelers after a day of sightseeing, to feel the amazing aura of Uluru, and gaze at a night sky full of stars. Enjoy sparkling wine and dine on a classic barbecue of steak, lamb sausages, skewered chicken and garlic prawns, as well as a tasty dessert.

    • + ULURU MOTORCYCLE TOURS 1.5 Hour Ayers Rock Sunrise

    • + ULURU MOTORCYCLE TOURS 30 Minute Harley Ride

    • + ULURU MOTORCYCLE TOURS Rock 'n' Olgas Tour

    • + ULURU MOTORCYCLE TOURS 2.5 Hour Olgas Tour

  • Cairns

    • + TJAPUKAI KURANDA SKYRAIL Your tour today offers the wonders of the rainforest, as well as our unique indigenous culture. Meet your Indigenous guide at Tjapukai, who will show you the many attractions of this fascinating park. Then board Skyrail, where you glide over the rainforest. After free time in Kuranda, the Kuranda Scenic Rail offers wonderful views as you wind your way to Freshwater Station.

  • Sydney

    • + SYDNEY TOWER RESTAURANT DINNER Enjoy a memorable evening perched high above the city with uninterrupted panoramic views. This delicious buffet dinner includes over 40 freshly prepared dishes, from a range of cuisines including Australian, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese and a selection of fresh seafood.

    • + SYDNEY HELI TOURS This is the best way to see Sydney in all its glory. See full panoramic views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Manly Cove and Sydney’s spectacular Harbour and city skyline. This tour will leave you breathless! Great Views, Great Flight! After a safety briefing, we will use your own camera for some happy snaps in front of your helicopter to begin the memories of a sensational Heli Tour. Within 5 minutes your professional pilot will have you over the harbour flying past icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay and Manly Cove. Throughout the flight your pilot will be providing you with expert commentary via voice activated headset. Prices vary for different flight experiences

    • + SYKWALK AT SYDNEY TOWER EYE 4D CINEMA EXPERIENCE At exactly twice the height of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, SKYWALK is Sydney's highest open air attraction and offers an unparalleled perspective of our incredible harbour city. An experienced guide gives you an insider's commentary on the amazing sights and landmarks of Sydney, and there's also an opportunity to have your photograph taken on the glass floor platform with the jaw-dropping harbour as your backdrop. Step out into the open air for a breath-taking 45 minute tour around the outside of Sydney. SKYWALK tickets also include admission to the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck and 4D Cinema.

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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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