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Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

22 Days 2 Countries 11 Cities

Uncover the real Australia and New Zealand on this Regional Explorer trip. Visit Sydney, Auckland and more.

"I loved both Australia and New Zealand"


About this trip

You'll discover all the highlights on this journey, which roams from the Outback to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and takes in New Zealand's fiords, wilderness and Maori legends. 

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... the unforgettable taste of your Outback barbecue at the sustainable Earth Sanctuary, where ecology, culture and astronomy come together against a backdrop of the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges.

Trip type: Regional Explorer i

Trip code: IMZB

21 Nights


34 Meals
  • 21 hot buffet breakfasts.

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

  • 4 lunches (including Be My Guest).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Melbourne (3 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 for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.

Welcome Reception
Dinner with wine
Crowne Plaza

2. Melbourne Sightseeing

Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour and discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, cafe society and street art on your Cultural Insight private walking tour. The rest of your day is free. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach.

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 Free Time

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. You may like to take an Optional Experience along the Great Ocean Road to discover the stunning coastline and the Twelve Apostles.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Puffing Billy Steam Train And Wine Country In Style

Travel east of Melbourne to the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Enjoy tea and coffee at Grant’s Reserve and hand-feed crimson rosellas. Take a ride through the spectacular forest aboard the Puffing Billy Steam Train. In the Yarra Valley have time to find a delicious lunch (own expense), before visiting two of Victoria’s premier wineries for tasting and wine appreciation.

Adult Price: $148.50

Queen Victoria Market Hunt and Gather Food 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.

Adult Price: $49.00

4. Melbourne - Alice Springs

Today you fly to Alice Springs. Visit School of the Air and hear from a Local Specialist how this school delivers education to children living in remote areas. Next stop is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you'll join a Local Specialist to learn about this facility that provides a 'mantle of safety' to the people of the Outback. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established.

Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Chifley Alice Springs Resort

5. Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights)

Journey to Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine as Uluru (Ayers Rock) changes colour when the sun dips below the western horizon.

Buffet Breakfast
Desert Gardens Authentic Accommodation

Optional Experiences

Uluru Barbecue Dinner

Enjoy a unique and exclusive dining experience with Uluru as your stunning backdrop. There’s sparkling wine on arrival followed by a classic barbecue of steak, lamb sausages, skewered chicken and garlic prawns, as well as a selection of fresh salads and a tasty dessert. There’s even time for stargazing.

Adult Price: $122.40

6. Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

This morning view the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise. Afterwards, gain a Cultural Insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Take a walk at Walpa Gorge and later experience a Kata Tjuta sunset while enjoying sparkling wine.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Ayers Rock Scenic Flights

Experience a scenic flight over the Red Centre in a fixed wing aircraft. There are a number of flight options to choose from!

Adult Price: $115.00

Helicopter Flights

Experience a scenic helicopter flight over the Red Centre for spectacular birds-eye views. There are several flight options available.

Adult Price: $150.00

7. Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Cairns (3 Nights)

Join your Local Specialist Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. In the afternoon you will fly to the tropical city of Cairns.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Camel To Sunrise

A peaceful one hour camel ride through stunning sand dune country with the awe inspiring back drop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Watch as the rising sun lights up Uluru and the surrounding plains.

Adult Price: $129.00

Field Of Light Sunrise

With just enough time for some background commentary on the internationally renowned artist Bruce Munro, you will arrive very excited to see his latest artistic endeavour. Arriving in complete darkness, you will be able to enjoy the 50,000 spheres of light in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the Field of Light sunrise viewing viewing area.

Adult Price: $89.00

8. Great Barrier Reef

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime when you 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. This evening you'll dine at Dundee's Restaurant overlooking the Cairns waterfront.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

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

9. Cairns Free Time

Spend your free day relaxing or exploring. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an insightful look at indigenous culture. Journey to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter native Australian animals or travel to the 'village in the rainforest' on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and return to the lowlands over the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

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

10. Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)

Today you will fly to Sydney. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will give you hints and tips on the best places to eat, and after dinner why not take a stroll along the beautiful waterfront.

Buffet Breakfast
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

11. Sydney Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist for a guided tour of Sydney Opera House before putting your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Then, take to the water on a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise Regional Meal, sailing around the glistening harbour while you enjoy a fresh seasonal menu.

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

12. Sydney Free Time

Enjoy a free day in exciting Sydney or perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Blue Mountains to see the Three Sisters. Celebrate your last evening in Sydney at dinner with your Travel Director and companions at a local restaurant by the water.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

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

13. Sydney - Auckland (2 Nights)

This morning say goodbye to Australia and fly to Auckland, New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for your 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

14. Auckland Sightseeing and Free Time

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

Buffet Breakfast

15. 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

16. 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. Later, you'll fly to Christchurch.

Buffet Breakfast

17. Christchurch - Franz Josef

Journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and demonstration by a Local Specialist. Continue to Franz Josef Glacier.

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

18. Franz Josef - Queenstown (3 Nights)

Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls and a trio of Lakes. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell then visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown for an orientation tour. 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

19. Milford Sound Cruise

Drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau then through the rainforest of Fiordland National Park. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, en route to Milford Sound to board your cruise. Return to Queenstown this afternoon.

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

20. 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 Skyline 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

21. Queenstown - Christchurch

Visit Lake Tekapo, stopping at the Church of the Good Shepherd. You are welcomed by your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor at Morelea Farm for a Be My Guest lunch in their 600 acre garden. Join your Travel Director this evening in Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner.

Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Farewell Dinner

22. Depart Christchurch

Bid farewell to your new-found friends when your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Buffet Breakfast

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

    • Cruise on Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour, Waitemata Harbour and Milford Sound.

    • View Sydney Harbour Bridge on your city tour.

    • Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Te Puia Thermal Valley, Franz Josef Glacier.

What's Included


    • 21 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

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  • Guest Service Rating from 19 Reviews

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    Service rating : Guides were excellent-informative, organized and entertaining. Included side trips were very enjoyable. Optional side trips All Good.Product : Included all that we wanted to see and more, but extra days in Melbourne and Queenstown would have been nice.

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    Service rating : Everything was great!Product : Everything was GREAT on our trip! We never could have covered even half of the activities on our own in that time frame.

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    Service rating : Everything was very well organized from the first day. From the very beginning in Australia our guide Nellie Sullivan did all she could to be sure everyone was happy. Her knowledge, demeanor, sense of humor, and presence made this tour all it could be and more.Product : I had

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    Service rating : Each leg of the trip was well planned, with very nice accommodations. Trip of a life time.Product : Each side trip was affordable and very enjoyable.

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    Service rating : the tour driectors, Christin and Kevin were excellent. the tour and sites were great. love love the tripProduct : the tour was great. New Zealand would be nicer if you flew into Queenstown. Some long bus rides. the worst part of the trip was arriving in Australia and no one

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