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2017 Exploring Australia and New Zealand

March 27 – April 18, 2017 – Waitlist onlyunspecified
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $8,557 (Air included from select gateways)
Tour Length: 23 days
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Your 23-day journey begins in Cairns. Ride the historic railway to the mountain village of Kuranda then descend via the gondolas of Skyrail. Board a boat for an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef, then embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour and learn about the ancient culture of the Walpiri tribespeople. Travel to Sydney where you tour the highlights of the city, board a catamaran for a lunch cruise around Sydney Harbour, and enjoy ample leisure time. Tour the Koala Sanctuary Park, where koalas roam free. Fly to New Zealand and explore Mt. Cook National Park. Take a cruise through the breathtaking fjords of Milford Sound.  Visit Rotorua and experience the Maori culture at a traditional hangi dinner and performance.  Celebrate your journey’s end in Auckland. Enjoy more time in this sparkling “City of Sails” at your own pace on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : In Transit
  • Day 3 : Cairns
  • Day 4 : Cairns / Kuranda
  • Day 5 : Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 6 : Cairns / Alice Springs
  • Day 7 : Alice Springs
  • Day 8 : Alice Springs / Ayers Rock
  • Day 9 : Ayers Rock / Sydney
  • Day 10 : Sydney
  • Day 11 : Sydney
  • Day 12 : Sydney
  • Day 13 : Sydney / Christchurch
  • Day 14 : Christchurch / Mount Cook National Park
  • Day 15 : Mount Cook
  • Day 16 : Mount Cook / Queenstown
  • Day 17 : Milford Sound
  • Day 18 : Queenstown
  • Day 19 : Queenstown / Rotorua
  • Day 20 : Rotorua
  • Day 21 : Rotoura / Auckland
  • Day 22 : Auckland
  • Day 23 : Return to U.S.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2017 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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