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2019 Exploring Australia and New Zealand

March 27 – April 17 – Waitlisted
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $9,484 (airfare information included)
Tour Length: 22 days
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Fascinating culture and natural splendor await in the Lands Down Under on this wide-ranging 22-day small group journey.  Begin in Cairns, riding the historic railway to Kuranda then descending via the Skyrail gondolas.  Swim and snorkel during a day-long Great Barrier Reef excursion.

In Alice Springs, embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour, meeting Walpiri tribespeople; and watch the sun set over fabled Ayers Rock.  Highlights during a three-night Sydney stay include the iconic Opera House; a Sydney Harbour catamaran cruise; Featherdale Wildlife Park; and ample leisure time.  Discover New Zealand’s Christchurch and explore spectacular Mt. Cook National Park, then take a cruise through Milford Sound’s breathtaking fjords.  Explore Queenstown, taking another cruise to a working ranch.  Visit geothermal Rotorua and experience Maori culture at a traditional hangi dinner.  Celebrate your journey’s end after seeing Auckland’s sights.  Enjoy more time in the “City of Sails” on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

 

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : In transit / Cross International Date Line
  • 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 | Christchurch
  • Day 13 : Christchurch | Mt. Cook National Park
  • Day 14 : Mt. Cook
  • Day 15 : Mt. Cook | Queenstown
  • Day 16 : Milford Sound
  • Day 17 : Queenstown
  • Day 18 : Queenstown | Rotorua
  • Day 19 : Rotorua
  • Day 20 : Rotorua | Auckland
  • Day 21 : Auckland
  • Day 22 : 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 2019 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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