Ocean shoreline in Cook Islands

Discover Australia, New Zealand & Cook Islands Tour

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Countries Visited

Australia, Cook Islands, New Zealand

Places Visited

Sydney, Auckland, Rarotonga

Suggested Duration

15 Days

The sails of the Sydney Opera House, the songs of Maori warriors, and Rarotonga’s pristine beaches will reveal splendor on your 15-day cultural tour of Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands. You will sample distinctive flavors informed by local tradition and climb to the top of Sydney’s Sky Tower. Sip wine on Waiheke Island and snorkel the reefs of the Cook Islands for a remarkable discovery of Oceana.

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Trip Highlights

  • See the incredible reefs of the Cook Islands
  • Experience the dynamic Polynesian culture
  • Tour the Sydney Opera House
  • See the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower
  • Enjoy lively Darling Harbour
  • Discover stunning Waiheke Island
  • Stroll along the pristine beaches of Rarotonga
  • Taste the delicious unique flavors of Auckland, the Cook Islands, and Sydney

Detailed Description

From the silky sands of the Cook Islands, down into the lush Blue Mountains that surround Sydney, to the towering Auckland Skyline, this 15-day trip will have you soaking in luxury and indulging in the comforts of the Southern Hemisphere. The individual qualities of unique cultures, varied landscapes, stunning beaches, and lush rainforests is more than enough to appeal to anyone; however, it is the promised collection of these traits that make this holiday more than just outstanding but also indescribable.

Settle into the inviting warmth of the Cook Islands in Rarotonga, the nation’s largest island. The beaches are quiet and relaxing. The reefs are lively with exotic fish. The rainforest is lush and climbs the foothills of the extinct volcanic terrain. Relax on the sand or explore the islands’ alluring culture and birdlife before heading to Sydney, Australia where the iconic Harbour City awaits you. Whether inside or outside of Sydney’s city limits there is always a wealth of activities and scenery to experience. Tour the world-famous Sydney Opera House, explore the Blue Mountains, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city’s unique neighborhoods. The city is filled with luxuries to enjoy and comforts to welcome you.

Fly over the Tasman Sea on your way to Auckland, New Zealand for the final leg of your journey. The city boasts the largest Polynesian population outside of the island nations giving the city an eclectic flair. From food to culture, forests to beaches, Auckland is filled with and surrounded by fun. From restaurant tours to island wine tasting, black sand beaches to zip lining, take time to treat yourself, not just by enjoying the city’s fabulous cultural displays but also by indulging in its inviting ambiance. The Cook Islands, Sydney, and Auckland, even if having nothing in common before your holiday, will all share one cohesive idea as you head home: you continuously wonder how soon you can return.

Starting Price

$4,870 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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