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2018 Exploring Australia and New Zealand

March 28 – April 18 – Waitlist onlyMap
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $8,684 (Airfare included)
Tour Length: 23 days
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Your remarkable 22-day small group journey to the Lands Down Under begins in Cairns.  Ride the historic railway to Kuranda then descend via the Skyrail gondolas.  Board a boat for a day-long excursion to the Great Barrier Reef.  In Alice Springs, embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour and learn about the Walpiri tribespeople’s ancient culture.  Watch the sun set over fabled Ayers Rock.

Travel to Sydney where you tour the iconic Opera House; board a catamaran for a Sydney Harbour cruise; and enjoy ample leisure time.  Tour Featherdale Wildlife Park, where koalas roam free.  Fly to New Zealand and explore Mt. Cook National Park, then you take a cruise through Milford Sound’s breathtaking fjords.  Visit geothermal Rotorua and experience Maori culture at a traditional hangi dinner.  Celebrate your journey’s end in Auckland.  Enjoy more time in the “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 : Cairns
  • Day 3 : Cairns
  • Day 4 : Cairns
  • 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 | Mt. Cook National Park
  • Day 15 : Mt. Cook
  • Day 16 : Mt. Cook | Queenstown
  • Day 17 : Milford Sound
  • Day 18 : Queenstown
  • Day 19 : Queenstown | Rotorua
  • Day 20 : Rotorua
  • Day 21 : Rotorua | Auckland
  • Day 22 : Auckland
  • Day 23 : Depart for 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 2018 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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