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Australia and New Zealand Panorama

15 Days 2 Countries 7 Cities

We take you from Auckland and Rotorua, to Queenstown and then onto Melbourne on this At Leisure trip.

"Great people and exciting places"

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    • *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 3 from Melbourne to Cairns - QF702; Day 6 from Cairns to Sydney - JQ957; Day 9 from Sydney to Queenstown - QF121; Day 12 from Queenstown to Rotorua - NZ646/5786. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.
    • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

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      • *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 3 from Melbourne to Cairns - QF702; Day 6 from Cairns to Sydney - JQ957; Day 9 from Sydney to Queenstown - QF121; Day 12 from Queenstown to Rotorua - NZ646/5786. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.
      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      The untamed, unspoiled natural splendour, sophisticated cities and bewitching landscapes of Australia and New Zealand take centre stage on this extraordinary discovery of two destinations unlike any other.


      Trip type: Regional Explorer i

      Trip code: QPACA

      14 Nights

      accommodation

      23 Meals
      • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 7 dinners (Including Connect with Locals)

      • 2 lunches

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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        • City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland

        • Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour

        • Scenic drive through Queenstown with views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range

        • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House on your city tour

        • Visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and a geothermal valley in Rotorua


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 7 dinners
          (Including Connect with Locals)

        • 2 lunches


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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights)

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      Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)

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      Sydney - Queenstown (3 Nights)

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      Queenstown - Rotorua (2 Nights)

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      Day 1

      Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights)

      Discover the style and spirit of Melbourne, your launch pad to an epic adventure through Australia and New Zealand. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Admire the glittering cityscapes as you trundle through town.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Melbourne Sightseeing Day 2 - Melbourne Sightseeing

      'Dive into Culture' this morning, joining your Travel Director for a leisurely exploration of Melbourne's famous hidden laneways. Discover the city's eclectic arcades, café society and vivid street art.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Phillip Island Penguins Kangaroos And Koalas

      Visit the Maru Koala & Animal Park to see koalas, kangaroos and other animals. View Seal Rocks and the Nobbies, overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. At the Penguin Parade witness the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard day’s fishing and waddle across the sand to their nests.

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      Phillip Island Penguins Up Late

      Travel directly to the Penguin Parade. Enjoy panoramic views of the French Island before witnessing the amazing nightly ritual. Watch penguins march up the sand to their nests and enjoy time browsing through the educational centre. Travel express back to Melbourne. (Operates Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat in Winter, Daily in Summer)

      Adult Price: $130.50
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Melbourne - Cairns (3 Nights) Day 3 - Melbourne - Cairns (3 Nights)

      We fly to laid-back Cairns where we'll meet our 'Local Specialist' for a private wildlife journey at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Our boat cruise will take us through woodlands and rainforest, which provide sanctuary koalas, tropical birds and, of course, crocodiles. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

      Hotel

      Pacific Cairns

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Pacific Cairns

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Great Barrier Reef Day 4 - Great Barrier Reef

      Board a high-speed catamaran bound for the underwater wonderland that is the Great Barrier Reef. View the iridescent coral formations and colourful marine-life from your semi-submersible craft. Get your feet wet and snorkel for up-close encounters with this natural wonder (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board in the golden Australian sunshine before you return to Cairns.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner, Belly Dancing And Nile Cruise

      Join us for a two hour cruise along the Nile river on a luxurious ship. You’ll be treated to dinner onboard and be entertained with a belly dancing show. During Ramadan there will be no alcohol or belly dancers.

      Adult Price: US$73.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Full Day Alexandria (Designed For Those Visitors With Extra Pre Or Post Trip Nights In Cairo)

      Join us for a visit to Egypt's second city, Alexandria. You’ll see its nineteenth-century architecture and stop at the National Museum, the catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa and Pompey's Pillar. You'll also enjoy great views from Fort Qaitbey, and stop at the Roman Theatre with its marble seating before returning to Cairo. This Optional experience is priced at $115 per person when there are two or more participants. If there is only one participant the cost is $230 per person.

      Adult Price: US$115.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Sound And Light Amongst The Pyramids

      Take an unforgettable trip to the marvellous site of the Pyramids and Sphinx, illuminated against the night sky, where you'll hear the story of the ancient days of the Pharaohs accompanied by a haunting musical score.

      Adult Price: US$42.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Cape Tribulation Day Tour

      Travel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Included is a driver/guided tour & morning tea at the Mossman Gorge Centre, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach.

      Adult Price: $214.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Down Under Tours Kuranda Skyrail And Scenic Railway

      Join your luxury Down Under Tours coach for the journey to Caravonica Lakes. Here you join Skyrail and marvel at the technology that has created the World's Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience. Stop at Barron Falls Station and learn more about this amazing Eco-system at the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. View the Barron Falls or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the rainforest boardwalk. On arrival in Kuranda, the Village is yours to explore. The vibrant and colourful Heritage markets take place daily. Your return to Cairns is aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail. Winding around curves, across bridges and through hand-hewn tunnels this amazing engineering feat is a tribute to our pioneers. Spectacular scenery is the order of the day before arriving at historic Freshwater Station, where you will board your coach back to your accommodation.

      Adult Price: $164.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Hot Air Cairns 30 Minute Flight

      Enjoy a spectacular balloon flight over the Atherton Tablelands the hot air ballooning capital of the southern hemisphere. *Additional $30.00 insurance levy to be paid direct to Hot Air Cairns applies. Prices from:

      Adult Price: $230.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park By Day

      Watch Indigenous performers bring the world’s oldest living culture to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations.

      Adult Price: $83.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park By Night

      More than just a dinner and show; Tjapukai by Night takes you on a magical adventure into the legends of Australia’s dreamtime. Here you will enter another world as Australia’s Aboriginal culture is brought to life through a series of award winning performances as you feast on modern cuisine from the Far North.

      Adult Price: $144.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Kuranda Skyrail And Tjapukai Day Tour

      Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience the history, creation and dance theatres where the legends of the dreamtime are brought to life. Ride the Skyrail Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park to the village of Kuranda, where there is time to stroll through the markets.

      Adult Price: $215.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 5

      Cairns Free Time Day 5 - Cairns Free Time

      Spend the day at leisure discovering Cairns on your own terms. Consider joining one of Trafalgar's recommended Optional Experiences - a Scenic Rail journey to Kuranda to explore the 'village in the rainforest'. This evening, 'Connect with Locals' during a Be My Guest dinner and show at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you'll hear stories of the Dreamtime and witness an entertaining high impact performance by the indigenous group, before dinner accompanied by the sounds of the didgeridoo.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 6

      Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights) Day 6 - Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)

      We fly to Sydney this morning and enjoy some time at leisure before boarding our Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. As we sail past magnificent waterfront homes and the iconic white sails of the Opera House, we'll indulge in a Regional Meal against the backdrop of the city's beloved Harbour Bridge.

      Hotel

      Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View Room)

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View Room)

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Sydney Sightseeing Day 7 - Sydney Sightseeing

      Celebrate the genius of Danish architect Jørn Utzon, whose Sydney Opera House is our first stop today. Join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided tour of this remarkable architectural masterpiece before continuing to the golden sands of Bondi. Here, you'll meet a local surf lifesaver who will share insights into the history of Bondi Beach and surf lifesaving during an exclusive tour of Australia's oldest surf lifesaving club and Regional Meal paired with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 8

      Sydney Free Time Day 8 - Sydney Free Time

      Indulge in a free day to connect with Sydney and its beautiful natural surrounds. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the spectacular eucalyptus-clad Blue Mountains or ascend the imposing iron arches of Sydney Harbour bridge if you're feeling adventurous. Join your Travel Director for a waterfront dinner this evening.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Blue Mountains And Australian Wildlife

      Discover the spectacular Blue Mountains and see native wildlife whilst you explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Pass by Homebush Bay, site of the 2000 Olympics. Discover Leura village, a delightful blend of groomed gardens and quaint shops. Stop at Echo Point and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation. See Katoomba in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Visit Scenic World for a chance to ride the steepest railway in the world (own expense). Enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Have your photo taken with a cuddly koala. See kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and cute little penguins.

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      Bridge Climb

      The Bridge Climb is a 3 1/2 hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. In Climb groups of up to 14 people, you’ll be led by one of BridgeClimb’s professional Climb Leaders on an adventure of the world’s most recognisable Bridge. Prices from:

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      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.

      Adult Price: $220.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      The Rocks Pub Walk

      Tread in the footsteps of the convicts, larrikin gangs & locals of the past as you share a drink in 4 of Sydney’s oldest pubs. Between watering holes, your guide will take you through the alleys & cobbled streets of The Rocks as they share the gossip, shouts and stories of Australia’s first European settlement. Tour includes: A choice of a beer (285ml/10oz), house wine or soft drink at each pub. 2.5 hours in duration. The Rocks Pub Walk runs 11:30am and 2:30pm daily (except Friday nights). Commences from Harts Pub, Essex St & Gloucester Street, The Rocks.

      Adult Price: $90.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Sydney - Queenstown (3 Nights) Day 9 - Sydney - Queenstown (3 Nights)

      New Zealand's adventure capital beckons, and we fly to Queenstown this morning. Our first stop is to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds.

      Hotel

      Millennium

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Millennium

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Queenstown Free Time Day 10 - Queenstown Free Time

      A day at leisure in Queenstown could see you indulge in another day of adrenalin-busting fun, or perhaps a more cultured experience with a visit to the Gibbston Valley Winery. Tonight's Regional Meal is at The Boatshed, set in the historic 1930s New Zealand Railways Shipping Office. Enjoy dinner and wine in in this tranquil lakefront setting paired with spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Queenstown Free Time Day 11 - Queenstown Free Time

      You have a final day in New Zealand's adventure capital to do as you choose. Why not take an Optional Experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Shotover Jet

      Enjoy a 30-minute jet boat ride down the mighty Shotover River and through Shotover Canyon with the only company permitted to operate in this area. A major highlight is experiencing the famous “Shotover Jet Turn” where your boat spins through a full 360 degrees turn. Includes return transfers from Queenstown. (Duration: 1.5 hours in total)

      Adult Price:
      (Price is subject to change)

      Boutique Wine Tour

      An afternoon amongst the boutique vineyards and splendid alpine scenery of Central Otago. Taste wines at 4 premium vineyards over two contrasting wine regions, learn about the wine and pioneering history and visit the Historic Precinct of Old Cromwell. Includes a delightful platter lunch and a glass of wine with lunch.

      Adult Price: $199.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour and Jet Boat Ride

      Skippers Canyon Jet are the only company to offer a complete 4WD tour of Skippers Canyon and access to the unique mining relics available in the Sainsbury gold claim museum. Following the winding, yet majestic Skippers road, which carves its way down from the Coronet Peak ski road, over the saddle and down “Long gully” through to Skippers Canyon; your guide will detail the history of the road, hardships of the miners and how many miners were killed building the road over a century ago.

      Adult Price: $195.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Tss Earnslaw Cruise And Walter Peak Dinner

      Relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel with a cruise on Queenstown’s iconic vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Launched in 1912, the TSS Earnslaw is the largest and grandest vessel ever to ply Lake Wakatipu. The TSS Earnslaw makes several trips daily across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on the western shores. A cruise on this gracious heritage vessel is the perfect way to experience Queenstown’s magnificent alpine scenery. Upon reaching Walter Peak High Country Farm, you can disembark for an insight into New Zealand’s farming lifestyle. Enjoy an evening dining at the Colonel’s Homestead followed by an entertaining Sheep Show!

      Adult Price: $145.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Queenstown - Rotorua (2 Nights) Day 12 - Queenstown - Rotorua (2 Nights)

      We fly to Rotorua, the cultural capital of New Zealand, where this evening we'll 'Connect with Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae. Watch your Māori hosts issue their heart-pounding wero (challenge) during the Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome. Then, continue to the village to delve into what life was like in New Zealand before European settlement. Our encounter with Māori culture continues as we feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, sharing our meal with our indigenous hosts.

      Hotel

      Millennium

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Millennium

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Rotorua Sightseeing Day 13 - Rotorua Sightseeing

      Visit the Whakarewarewa Living Village this morning to gain in-depth insights into the lives of the Māori people and the special bond they share with this ancient land. See New Zealand's biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs before continuing to Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a 'Local Specialist'. Later, 'Dive into Culture' and enjoy a taste of farm life during your visit to the Agrodome Farm Show, where the stars of the show are the energetic sheep dogs.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Rotorua Tarawera and Lakes Tour

      Discover Rotorua’s spectacular lakes area from the comfort of a fully restored World War II amphibious vehicle, able to travel on land and water. A 90 minute fun-filled and scenic journey that ventures onto the three Rotorua lakes, and is accompanied by an entertaining and informative commentary.

      Adult Price: $89.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

      Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour.

      Adult Price: $119.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Rotorua - Auckland Day 14 - Rotorua - Auckland

      The iridescent cave walls of Waitomo Caves are our first stop today as we navigate the depths of the incredible Glow Worm Grotto and Limestone Caves with a 'Local Specialist'. We continue to Auckland where we're see the City of Sail's iconic and unexpected highlights during a City Tour. Our in-depth encounter with Australia and New Zealand almost at its end, we'll join our Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner.

      Hotel

      Stamford Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Stamford Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 14

      Day 15

      Depart Auckland Day 15 - Depart Auckland

      Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. Time to bid you farewell as we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 15

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-za/tours/australia-and-new-zealand-panorama?tripcode=qpaca for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Experience an evening of indigenous theatre, dance and music, including a Didgeridoo performance and a personal Welcome to Country ceremony at a privately hosted dinner at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in Cairns. (Day 5)In Rotorua, you're invited to the Tamaki Family Marae for an exclusive evening highlighting Maori culture and traditions. In the private dining room you'll enjoy a Hangi feast and then take part in the Poi Dance or the Haka for the men! (Day 12)

      • Dive into Culture
        Discover Melbourne's eclectic hidden lanes, arcades and fascinating street art. (Day 2)Visit the Agrodome Farm Show for live demonstrations and hands-on interaction with New Zealand farm life. (Day 13)

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Sydney (Day 7), Cairns (Day 3) and Rotorua (Day 13)

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

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        • City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland

        • Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour

        • Scenic drive through Queenstown with views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range

        • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House on your city tour

        • Visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and a geothermal valley in Rotorua


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 7 dinners
          (Including Connect with Locals)

        • 2 lunches


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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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