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Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand

18 Days 2 Countries 9 Cities

From a glacier in New Zealand, to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, explore the best of these two countries.

"Saw everything we wanted and more!"


About this trip

Geyser or glacier, Aboriginal philosophy or Maori culture, Melbourne's eclectic laneways or the natural beauty of Queenstown: the contrasts of two diverse nations are revealed, on this in-depth journey.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... lunching with Bondi Beach locals and discovering stories of surf and rescue at Australia's oldest lifesaving club. And being amazed by super-fast shearers and the drama of a live auction, at Agrodome Farm Show.

Trip type: Regional Explorer i

Trip code: QCANA

17 Nights


30 Meals
  • 17 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 9 dinners (including 2 Be My Guests').

  • 4 lunches (including Be My Guest).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights)

Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It's a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting.

Welcome Reception
Dinner with wine
Crowne Plaza

2. Melbourne Sightseeing

Join your Travel Director for a Cultural Insight. Your city tour includes a private walk through Melbourne's famous hidden laneways. You'll discover the city's eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. Then there's time to explore the city on your own.

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.

Adult Price: $144.00

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. You might like to talk to your Travel Director about up gradable viewing options.

Adult Price: $121.50

3. Melbourne - Cairns (3 Nights)

This morning you will fly to Cairns. On arrival join your Local Specialist for a private wildlife journey at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. On a boat cruise you'll encounter koalas, wallabies, birds and of course, crocodiles! This evening dine at Salt House, overlooking the Cairns waterfront.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

4. Cairns Free Time

Today is free for you to explore this tropical city. Consider an Optional Experience. You could visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to discover the secrets of this ancient culture or journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway to the 'village in the rainforest'.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

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: $203.00

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: $208.00

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: $159.00

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park By Day

Three theatres, a museum, art gallery and a traditional Aboriginal camp combine to give a fascinating glimpse of the rich and ancient culture of the traditional inhabitants.

Adult Price: $89.00

5. Great Barrier Reef

Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Great Adventures 40Min Certified Dive

If you already have a dive certification, we will provide an experienced dive guide to ensure maximum enjoyment and safety and guide you to the best sites. Proof of certification is required C-card / log book. (Certified diving is subject to availability on day of travel)

Adult Price: $114.00

Great Adventures Introductory Dive

For an underwater adventure to remember, experience an introductory dive! It’s fun and no experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive. Professional and experienced instructors will guide you through every aspect of your dive, allowing you to have a relaxed, enjoyable experience.

Adult Price: $162.00

Great Barrier Reef Helicopters

Take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef- spectacular!

Adult Price: $175.00

6. Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)

Depart Cairns on your flight to Sydney. On arrival there's time to relax before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte Regional Meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You'll pass magnificent waterfront homes and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal
Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View Room)

7. Sydney Sightseeing

Kick off this highlight day of sightseeing on a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a Local Specialist. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You'll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen's Club. Your host, a Local Specialist, will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia's oldest surf lifesaving club for insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later enjoy some free time to do as you please.

Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

Optional Experiences

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.

Adult Price: $238.00

Night At The Opera

Fancy a night at the iconic Sydney Opera House whilst in Sydney? Always dreamed of spending a night beneath the iconic sails? Opera Australia is Australia’s national opera company, playing to more than half a million people each year. To avoid missing out on the performance of your choice, follow the link below to book your seat before you arrive. 1. Go to 2. Click on “Sydney” in the top menu bar 3. Scroll down and click on “Sydney 2015 Season” to view all available performances 4. Choose the opera you’d like to attend and click on “+ show performances” to check performance dates and availability. 5. Book the opera of your choice using the promo code “TRAFALGAR” to receive a 10% discount! *To avoid missing out on scheduled touring, please double check your itinerary and ensure you only book tickets on days you have a free evening in Sydney and avoid making bookings on evenings you have an afternoon flight to Sydney in case of flight delays. No refund will be offered for missed performances.

Adult Price: $88.00

8. Sydney Free Time

The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Why not take an Optional Experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a unique Be My Guest experience at Gardener's Lodge Café. Meet Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Beryl, for an intimate dining experience featuring fresh local produce with traditional bush flavours. Experience a traditional Aboriginal Welcome to Country ceremony, native bush foods and insight into traditional culture including storytelling, music and dance. It will be an evening to remember.

Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

Optional Experiences

Blue Mountains In Style Small Group Experience

Lose yourself in the wonderful Blue Mountains. With a small group, take in 360° views from Scenic World, see the Three Sisters and indulge in a delicious lunch. Get acquainted with Aussie wildlife before returning to Sydney. Why not add a river cruise back to Sydney? Check with your Travel Director for price and details.

Adult Price: $170.10

Blue Mountains And Australian Wildlife

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.

Adult Price: $135.00

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

Explore Sailing Americas Cup Sailing Experience

A unique opportunity to participate as crew on a real America’s cup yacht! Take the helm, trim the sails, work on the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you soak up the atmosphere and spectacular sights of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and other spectacular landmarks while you sail the iconic harbour on a grand prix racing machine.

Adult Price: $129.00

9. Sydney - Auckland (2 Nights)

It's farewell to Australia as you fly to Auckland, New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for a Regional Meal at 'Eight' at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts.

Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal
The Langham

10. Auckland Sightseeing

A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a sightseeing tour. Later, you'll have free time to explore the city.

Buffet Breakfast

11. Auckland - Rotorua

Join your Local Specialist for a boat tour through the Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto. Continue to Rotorua where a Local Specialist will accompany you at Te Puia Thermal Reserve. This evening join your travelling companions for a memorable Be My Guest dinner. Experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior during a Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome, at the Tamaki Family Marae. Journey into the village and gain a cultural insight into life in New Zealand before European settlement. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth.

Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

12. Rotorua - Christchurch

Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a Local Specialist and discover the native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Next stop is the Agrodome Farm Show for a Cultural Insight and taste of farm life. Now you'll fly to Christchurch. See how the city is slowly being rebuilt as a consequence of the earthquake of February 2011.

Buffet Breakfast

13. Christchurch - Franz Josef

Board the TranzAlpine train for your journey over the Southern Alps to Arthur's Pass. At Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory, to see a Local Specialist master carver at work. Travel along the coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier for a short walk to view the glacier and perhaps take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting).

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Optional Experiences

Haast River Safari

Travel on a purpose built fully enclosed river jet boat with front-loading access. Great visibility is ensured, yet you remain warm, dry and comfortable, making this a unique and safe experience suitable for anyone of any age to participate in and enjoy.

Adult Price: $109.00

Mountain Scenic Spectacular Flight

Discover the gigantic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox snowfields on this 40-minute scenic flight. Cross the main divide for breathtaking views of Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Highlights include a snow landing, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and Mt Cook.

Adult Price: $450.00

Twin Glacier Flight

From a mantle of pure white snow, massive rivers of ice wind their way down glacier valleys. Explore the glaciers, an incredible natural phenomenon on this 30-minute scenic flight. Highlights include a snow landing at the head of the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier.

Adult Price: $310.00

Neve Discoverer Flight

Lift off and fly up over the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier to land amongst this alpine wonderland on a 20-minute scenic flight. Highlights include landing at the head of the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and a snow or icefall landing.

Adult Price: $240.00

West Coast Wildlife Centre

The West Coast Wildlife Centre, New Zealand, is a brand new all-weather attraction located in the centre of Franz Josef. It is the official home to the incubation and captive rearing programme for New Zealand’s rarest Kiwi – the Rowi and Haast tokoeka. The forest and bush around the West Coast are largely dense and untouched and the undergrowth is teeming with incredible wildlife – much of which is rarely seen as it is often only active at night.

Adult Price: $35.00

14. Franz Josef - Queenstown (3 Nights)

Enjoy a coastal drive with views of the Tasman Sea. Climb over the Haast Pass winding through Mount Aspiring National Park. Then your journey takes you past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea and heads along the Kawarau River through the Kawarau Gorge. Finally you will visit the historic village of Arrowtown, before arriving in Queenstown. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed. Set in the restored historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office and relocated to its lakefront setting in 1936, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your exclusive Regional Meal with wine.

Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

15. Milford Sound Cruise

Journey over the Devil's Staircase and along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel en route to majestic Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch as you cruise with Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls high above you.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Milford Sound Flight Back To Queenstown

A scenic flight from Milford Sound to return back to Queenstown. During the 35 minute flight take in panoramic views of spectacular scenery including glaciers, rivers, lakes and rainforest.

Adult Price: $395.00

16. Queenstown Free Time

Today you may like to consider taking one of our Optional Experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet, the most thrilling jet boat ride in the world! Perhaps join a wine tour at Gibbston Valley Winery or play 9 holes of golf on one of Queenstown's spectacular courses. Choose from the immaculately groomed greens of a resort course or a simple fairway with rugged mountain peaks as your backdrop. You could take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon alongside the Shotover River to Skippers Point in Mount Aurum Conservation Area. Or why not enjoy a relaxing spa. You'll be pampered at one of Queenstown's luxurious day spas. Sink into a therapeutic hot pool or treat yourself to a selection of therapies at a local salon. This evening, consider taking the gondola ride to Bob's Peak for dinner at the Stratosphere Restaurant.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Ziptrek Eco Tour Zipline Adventure

Ziptrek Ecotours is a spectacular and exhilarating flying fox eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, on Skyline Gondola hill. Moa 4-Line Tour - Adult: $135.00 / Child: $85.00 or Kea 6-Line Tour - Adult: $185.00 / Child: $135.00

Adult Price: $135.00

Kawarau River Rafting

4 hours including transfer to Cavell’s rafting lodge to collect your wetsuit and other rafting equipment. Transfer to Kawarau River put-in point for extensive safety instructions and training in paddling techniques. Then raft the mighty Kawarau River! Hot showers, sauna and complimentary tea/coffee await you at the end of this adventure.

Adult Price: $229.00

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: $139.00

Nomad Safaris 4WD Tour

Be amazed by both the man-made and natural features on this 4-hour 4WD safari from Queenstown. The tour incorporates scenes from The Lord of the Rings incl Heaven & Hells Gate, Maori Point, Lighthouse rock, Blue Slip, Skippers Bridge, Skippers Settlement and gold panning in the Shotover River.

Adult Price: $185.00

Original Wine Trail

The Queenstown Wine Trail offers a fun, personalised and friendly sightseeing wine tour of vineyards and wineries in New Zealand’s premier wine regions – Queenstown & Central Otago. As the groups are small, you will have time to taste a variety of wines at four Queenstown wineries, sample local cheeses, enjoy a winery lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery (at own expense) and experience spectacular scenery.

Adult Price: $160.00

Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour & Jet Boat

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. You can select the 'Tour Only' option and your price will be reduced to: Adult - $149.00, Child - $89.00

Adult Price: $195.00

Skyline Queenstown Gondola And Dinner

Enjoy Queenstown’s most spectacular views while savouring the finest NZ flavours. Be tempted by a lavish six course “Taste of New Zealand” buffet whilst dining in the relaxed atmosphere.

Adult Price: $85.00

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: $129.00

17. Queenstown - Christchurch

Late morning see Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you'll stop to view the quaint Church of the Good Shepherd. Then join us for a visit to Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm, where you'll get a taste of traditional New Zealand country life. You're welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. You'll have the chance to experience sheep shearing and farming demonstrations before enjoying a Be My Guest barbecue lunch, and wait until you try Angie's famous pavlova dessert! Listen to the family's story of growing up in rural New Zealand and their challenges of farming in the foothills of New Zealand's Southern Alps. In Christchurch this evening celebrate your trip at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.

Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Farewell Dinner

18. Depart Christchurch

Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to Christchurch Airport for your flight home (flights anytime).

Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    at an entertaining indigenous evening in Sydney, at a barbecue lunch on a New Zealand farm with your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and at a Maori Hangi feast and concert in Rotoura.

  • Cultural Insight
    Visit Melbourne's hidden laneways.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialist
    at Sydney Opera House, Rainbow Springs Nature Park and a jade factory in Rotorua.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

    • Cruise on Great Barrier Reef and Milford Sound.

    • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room and the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train.

    • Visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Te Puia Geothermal Valley.

What's Included


    • 17 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 9 dinners (including 2 Be My Guests').

    • 4 lunches (including Be My Guest).

What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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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The Trafalgar Experience


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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 18 Reviews

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    Service rating : Our tour directors were knowledgeable, the itinerary was well planned, the points of interest were interesting, and hotels were nice.Product : The itinerary was made up of places that were of interest to everyone in the group.

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    Service rating : Fascinating part of the world, more captivating than I thought it would be. I wanted to know more about natural history, geology and animals in the two countries and how they got there; perhaps an afternoon lecture as an activity option i.e. why are there fiords at Milford Sound

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    Service rating : Wonderful!Product : Great!! We had a wonderful time. Our tour guides were excellent and the trip was wonderful.

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    Service rating : There were 10 of us together on this trip and we ALL agreed that the service provided was top notch. We had two different tour guides (Kyle and Marty) and both were excellent at their job. In Cairns, while at the Great Barrier Reef we all commented on how Kyle took special care

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    Service rating : First half of trip was miles better than second half, both activities-wise and the quality of the guide. Was told a common dietary allergy would be accommodated and felt that was not the case at all during the trip.Product : Skip Auckland; spend the time in Queesntown or

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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 Auckland - QF143; Day 12 from Rotorua to Christchurch - NZ5373. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.
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