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18 Day Australia and New Zealand Tour from Cairns to Queenstown


18 days, 2 countries and 9 cities


17 nights


17 Breakfasts, 2 Welcome Receptions, 2 Be My Guests, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners, 3 Regional Dinners, 1 Farewell Dinner


Want a bit of everything? Sun, sand, city life, and wilderness all take centre stage on this Australia and New Zealand tour. Find yourself gliding across the Great Barrier Reef and getting to know the cities before Queenstown, Milford Sound, and hearing tales of Maori Warriors in just 18 incredible days.

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18 days itinerary trip from Melbourne to Christchurch visiting 2 countries and 9 cities

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Sightseeing highlights

Explore National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua, and Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve in Lake Tekapo with a Local Specialist

Discover Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Queenstown, and Christchurch

Visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Cairns, Wendy's Secret Garden in Lavender Bay and The Hobbit Trilogies movie set

View Mt. Cook, and Church of the Good Shepherd in Tekapo

Scenic Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef, Milford Sound

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An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Porterage where hotels provide this service

Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

All land transport shown. All transfers shown

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Optional Experiences and free time

A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Melbourne to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney, Sydney to Auckland, Auckland to Queenstown


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