Fiji, Australia, New Zealand Vacation Package 2020

A More than 18 day trip to Australia, Fiji & New Zealand 
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This is the region that has inspired artists and writers for centuries with its enchanting locals and breathtaking scenery. It’s the place where newlyweds go to celebrate their future and soul mates visit to celebrate their past. This Fiji, Australia and New Zealand package is everything you’ve dreamed of, and more than you could ever imagine. Visit Zicasso's Australia and New Zealand tours page for more multi-country trip ideas to the South Pacific.

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General Information

Maori Art in Rotorua on the North Island in New Zealand.
Uluru (or Ayers Rock) in the Australian Outback.
Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Fiji, Sonaisali, Tivua, Auckland, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Sydney, Lilanfels, Australian Outback, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef 

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Welcome to Fiji!

Fiji is arguably the friendliest place on the planet... and a whole lot more. If adventure is in your soul, Fiji is the place to indulge it.  The Fiji Islands are an archipelago of over 300 islands packed with attractions that can be found nowhere else.  Whether you seek romance, relaxation, cultural immersion, cruising the sea or the ultimate eco-tour escapade, you'll find fulfillment here.  Our representatives in Fiji will meet you outside Customs Hall after you have cleared Customs & Immigration.

Fiji has a warm tropical climate perfect for an island vacation. Maximum temperatures rarely move out of the 88°F to 79°F range all year round. Southeast trade winds from March to November bring dry weather and the rainy season runs from December to April.

Sonaisali Island Resort is a true island escape in the beautiful South Pacific Ocean - yet the world you've left behind is only a three-minute boat ride across the lagoon from the main island of Viti-Levu. Experience the luxury of privacy on Sonaisali without feeling marooned. Each day the choice is yours - simply unwind and relax or you may choose to explore the many varied and exciting attractions of the mainland, or neighboring Mamanuca Islands. On Sonaisali, if you're doing nothing it's because you want it that way! Opened in 1992 and with major additions in 1998/99 and 2002, the Resort is stylish in both design and execution. Native timbers, plantation shutters and Fijian architecture harmonize with modern interiors designed to please the most discerning guest.

The Beachfront Hotel Rooms have picture windows and private balconies overlooking the ocean. Conveniently located close to the main complex of the Resort, Beachfront Hotel Rooms are ideal for families.  Features include; air-conditioning , Multiple Analogue Television System, Satellite TV and DVD's, Sony Flat Screen TV's, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, deluxe bathrooms with double vanity - separate shower and bath , hair dryer, iron & ironing board, refrigerator & mini bar, clock radio, direct dial telephone and in room safe.

What's Included: transfer, accommodation

Day 2: Tivua Island Day Cruise

Set sail aboard the ship "Ra Marama" or sailing catamaran “Fiji One” departing Denarau daily and cruise to Tivua Island - surrounded by a white sandy beach and 500 acres of coral gardens. The cruise includes snorkeling & glass bottom boat tours, tropical buffet lunch, morning & afternoon tea, beer, wine & soft drinks on Tivua Island, kava ceremony & entertainment, volleyball, use of canoes, snorkeling equipment and beach mats. Day bures, scuba diving & spa treatments available at additional cost. 

What's Included: breakfast, cruise, lunch, accommodation

Day 3: At Your Leisure

What's Included: breakfast, accommodation

Day 4: Welcome to Auckland

Welcome to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’.  Auckland offers all of the things associated with a sophisticated cosmopolitan city, from beautiful scenery to adrenaline pumping adventure - and first-class food and wine. 

The boutique style Mercure Auckland Windsor is located in the heart of central Queen Street and surrounded by shops, theaters and restaurants, with Viaduct Harbour, ferry terminals and Vector Arena just a short walk away. The heritage listed Mercure Auckland Windsor offers 24 hour room service, high-speed Internet access, undercover valet parking, a fitness room, spa, sauna and Vault Breakfast Restaurant and Bar.

What's Included: breakfast, transfer, accommodation

Day 5: Kelly Tarltons Underwater World

Beneath Auckland's Tamaki Drive, just four miles from downtown Auckland, lies a world-class experience and one of New Zealand’s best tourist attractions. Kelly Tarlton's is a wonderland of snow, ice and water. The Antarctic Encounter is an experience full of exciting and unique opportunities to explore the wilds of the Antarctic – past, present and beyond. Living in this frozen habitat are playful colonies of King and Gentoo Penguins; watch them play in the snow, swim and plunge beneath the ice cap. There is no closer encounter with these magnificent birds

In the Underwater World travel deep beneath the ocean on a moving walkway. Through an acrylic tunnel experience a scuba divers view as a myriad of ocean life surrounds you. See giant stingray glide overhead, moray eels lurking in the rocks and then come face to face with the predator sharks! 

What's Included: breakfast, Antarctic Encounter, accommodation

Day 6: Auckland's Best of Both Worlds

Experience the best sights of Auckland City in the morning and wilderness in the afternoon. Auckland is set on 48 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbors, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Travel through Auckland's central business district, past the Auckland University and through the inner city park, known as the Domain. Continue through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby with its historic buildings, before heading over the Harbour Bridge to Auckland’s North Shore for a stroll on Narrow Neck Beach in historic Devonport. Travel back over the Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere. Then visit the Auckland Fish Market, before continuing to the Viaduct Harbour.

In the afternoon we take a 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland to the Arataki Centre, in the Waitakere Ranges. Sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificent Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and experience the power of the wild west coast. With knowledgeable and experienced guides your eco-tour continues to the lush rainforest where you hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand's famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Refreshments included; does not include lunch.

What's Included: breakfast, tour, accommodation

Day 7: Auckland to Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Tour

Today you will travel south from Auckland through the rich farmland of the Waikato on to Waitomo. Take a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the Caves. Your tour continues with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. After your visit, reboard your coach and continue to Rotorua. 

Rotorua's striking gardens, cobbled streets and fascinating mix of Maori and English Tudor architecture give the city a significant point of difference. Beyond the urban center, a backdrop of geothermal steam, volcanic mountains and huge crater lakes remind you that this region rests immediately above the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is located on the lakefront of picturesque Lake Rotorua. Its central location places you in the heart of the café and restaurant district and only minutes walk to the Energy Events Center, Convention Center, and CBD.

What's Included: breakfast, transfer, tour, boat ride, lunch, accommodation

Day 8: Legends of Rotorua

See Rotorua’s best attractions. This tour includes minivan transport and entrance to three popular Rotorua attractions:  the geothermal region of Te Puia to learn the Maori culture, Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome with the famous sheep show. 

This evening offers an authentic introduction to Maori culture that will leave you amazed and in awe. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don't miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat.  Marvel at the crystal clear water full of eels and trout, flowing directly from the earth at the sacred Fairy Spring. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground.

What's Included: breakfast, Earth cooked Hangi meal, cultural performance, guided bush walk (incorporating, Waka, Glow Worms), commentary on flora and fauna), transfers, accommodation 

Day 9: Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour

Your tour starts from Rotorua with a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to The Shires Rest Cafe. It then continues through the picturesque 1,250-acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the ten-acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created. The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.  On completion of your tour of the set, you will return to The Shires Rest and then to Rotorua.

What's Included: breakfast, tour, accommodation

Day 10: Welcome to Wellington

Wellington’s compact village-like size makes the city an easy place to walk around, yet its cosmopolitan flavor it the sophistication of a big city.  Take a ride up the cable car to the Wellington Botanic Garden and the Carter Observatory; this vantage point commands an excellent view of the city and harbor, or stroll the city streets for a delicious lunch at one of the many inner-city cafés and soak up some of Wellington’s famous café culture. 

Hotel Ibis Wellington is ideally located in the heart of Wellington City. The hotel is easily accessible by bus, train and taxi, with Wellington's famous cafe lifestyle right at the doorstep.

What's Included: breakfast, transfer, cable car ride, accommodation

Day 11: Lord of the Rings Tour

Today enjoy a full day Lord of the Rings Locations Tour starting on Mt Victoria with a visit to the lookout then onto locations used in the Trilogy like the Outer Shire, Hobbiton Woods & Dunharrow. Then out to the Hutt Valley to Kaitoke Regional Park, the location of Rivendell. Along the way visiting Isengard, Fords of Isen, the River Anduin and see where Helms Deep & Minas Tirith were filmed. The full day tour also includes an Orc sized picnic lunch or café lunch, plus a visit to the famous Weta Cave.

What's Included: breakfast, tour, lunch, accommodation

Day 12: Welcome to Sydney!

Stylish Sydney…a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring.  The multiculturalism means a wealth of amazing dining experiences.  While you will find all the icons you know, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you will also find interesting people, cultural vibrancy and a positive spirit.

Hear tales of our fascinating past and colorful characters while experiencing the present. The Rocks is the site of the first colonial settlement in Australia in 1788 and home to colorful characters and events for hundreds of years. It is a vibrant, contemporary area of lively hustle and bustle set against a backdrop of historic splendor.

The Travelodge Wynyard is renowned for its ideal location from which to experience all that Sydney has to offer. Within easy walking distance of all major tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants, theater and the commercial districts.

What's Included: breakfast, transfer, walking tour of the Rocks, accommodation

Day 13: Blue Mountains Wildlife and Hiking Tour

Depart your city hotel this morning and travel across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games site before enjoying morning tea with wild kangaroos deep in the Australian bush. See kangaroos up close plus friendly parrots and cockatoos.

In the high Blue Mountains today you'll see waterfalls, magnificent canyons and Australia's most famous sight - the remarkable 3 Sisters. Travel on backcountry 4WD tracks leading to amazing lookouts that only our modified, small group vehicles can access. Lunch today is at a gorgeous historic mountain hotel with fantastic views, great food and friendly Aussie hospitality. This afternoon, visit the thrilling Scenic Railway in Katoomba (optional). Ride the steepest passenger railway in the world (entry is at own expense) or enjoy a short walk to nearby Katoomba waterfalls & gallery. Mid-afternoon you will be dropped off at your Katoomba hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.

What's Included: breakfast, transfer, Blue Mountain wildlife and trekking tour, accommodation

Day 14: Walking Tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning. In the morning, depart your Blue Mountains hotel, and transfer to the track head. Enjoy a 3-hour self-guided walking tour. You are provided with a self-guided map kit/track info, complete picnic lunch including a drink. Rejoin the tour in the afternoon at Scenic Railway, and then return to Sydney.

The Travelodge Wynyard is renowned for its ideal location from which to experience all that Sydney has to offer. Within easy walking distance of all major tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants, theater and the commercial districts.

What's Included: breakfast, walking tour, lunch, accommodation

Day 15: Sydney and Bondi

Sydney Pass - One ticket is valid for 24 hours and covers both Sydney and Bondi tours. With a commentary read by an Australian television and radio personality, you're sure to be kept entertained and informed as you journey through the city. You'll get spectacular views of the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the top deck. Simply Hop On Hop Off at any of our conveniently located 31 stops and discover the best that Sydney has to offer. Pay a visit to the Maritime Museum, the Chinese Gardens, Campbells Cove, Hyde Park or the Botanical Gardens. Plan an evening at Star City Casino or the Sydney Open Air Cinema. Or spend your day relaxing on Palm Beach, Bondi Beach or taking time out to go whale watching.

Hop On Hop Off at your leisure and change between the Sydney and Bondi tour at your convenience. There is an abundance of activities and sights to astound and enchant. Discover the Circular Quay, marvel at the Sydney Aquarium or hop off at Woolloomoolloo Bay. The extended Bondi tour now travels past Rose Bay and offers panoramic, hill-top views of Sydney.

What's Included: breakfast, tour, accommodation

Day 16: Harbour Express Hop On, Hop Off

Hop On Hop Off makes it easy to visit up to eight Harbourside attractions. Cruise to Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Watson’s Bay, Luna Park, Fort Denison, Shark Island, Manly and Circular Quay. The pass is valid for 24 hours. 

Commence your exclusive hands-on, behind the scenes tour with the Zoo Keepers. This is a small personalized group tour fully escorted by expert guides and keepers. You will firstly receive an introduction to Australia's unusual wildlife including excellent photo opportunities with koalas, kangaroos and echidnas. Feed koalas in their enclosure. The journey continues into an Australian suburban home and backyard, to experience a not-so-familiar animal world, and then it's through to the farmyard of rural Australia. 

Next, venture into the wilderness of the Australian bushland where you will enter the underground world of the endangered Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat and discover some of the mysterious creatures that share the enormous wombat burrow. Your Keeper will explain the special adaptations of our unique Aussie animals that enable them to live in harmony with the Australian environment. Visit a real working 'animal kitchen' and see how all the food is prepared. Visit behind-the-scenes in the Australia's Nightlife house and enjoy encounters with nocturnal creatures. Your tour includes an all day Zoo Pass and a round trip on the Sky Safari cable car - discover why Taronga is known as "the Zoo with the view."

What's Included: breakfast, tour, cable car, accommodation

Day 17: Tobruk Sheep Station Outback Experience

See the real Australia! Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the open paddocks, dams and Australian bush at one of Sydney’s most stunning rural properties. Travel over the Harbour Bridge. On arrival at Tobruk you will be greeted by an Australian stockman on horseback. Relax at Drovers Camp and learn how to make Damper and Billy Tea over the campfire. Enjoy your morning tea of freshly made damper with butter and Golden Syrup. Learn about the history of Tobruk and the life of a stockman. Get up close and personal with the sheep and baby lambs as they are driven to you from far away paddocks. Watch the stockmen and their dogs demonstrate a sheep muster. Take part in a sheep shearing demonstration followed by a wool room presentation. Watch a boomerang throwing and whip cracking display by the skilful stockmen. Learn how to crack a whip and throw a boomerang. Enjoy authentic Aussie tucker in the Tobruk Station Woolshed Restaurant and have a drink at the Stockman’s Bar. Browse the gift shop for farm memorabilia. As you return to Sydney, take advantage of great photo opportunities with views over the Hawkesbury River Valley and the Blue Mountains.

What's Included: breakfast, tour, accommodation

Day 18: Cairns

Cairns is the heart of Tropical North Queensland and is the primary gateway to Northern Australia & the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is framed by the spectacular twin backdrops of rainforest mountain ranges and the sparkling Coral Sea. It is a modern, sophisticated city, and is an ideal base to explore the wider Tropical North Queensland region and the World Heritage listed Reef, Rainforest and Outback.

Novotel Oasis Resort Cairns is set on two hectares of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens that feature a spacious central courtyard with a focus on the large lagoon swimming pool and beach at its center. Centrally located, it offers quick and easy access to the attractions of Cairns City and a perfect base from which to experience the many tours and excursions offered throughout the region. 

What's Included: breakfast, transfer, accommodation

Day 19: At Your Leisure

What's Included: breakfast, accommodation

Day 20: Aboriginal Daintree Dreaming Tour

Experience this region’s rich Aboriginal history and culture on this exclusive day tour adventure from Cairns and Port Douglas. Travel along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives as you head north of Port Douglas to Cooya Beach. (Kuku Kuku) This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people and three diverse ecosystems-beach, mangroves and coastal reef. Here one of the Kubirri Warra brothers of Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours will teach you how to throw a spear and other Aboriginal hunting techniques. Walk with the brothers on their traditional lands as you learn how to track and hunt for fish, mud crabs, mussels through the mangroves. Search and try bush tucker and bush medicines. 

Travel further north to the Mossman Gorge Centre for a delicious lunch infused with local flavors overlooking the Mossman Gorge at the edge of the rainforest. After lunch journey into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge and experience the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, vivid flora and unique fauna. Connect with the lives, culture and beliefs of the local Kuku Yalanji community and experience, first hand, their connection to the natural environment. There’s time for a swim in this magical rainforest environment before heading into the township of Mossman and Janball Aboriginal Art Gallery. Meet with the artist in residence, Binna, who is your tutor today as you share in an authentic Aboriginal Art experience. Your day of discovery comes to a close, and you are returned to your accommodation. 

What's Included: breakfast, tour, lunch, accommodation

Day 21: Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Depart direct from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran to experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Out at the Reef, the all-weather platform caters for all activity levels. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon or you can stay dry and view the reef from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass bottom boat or underwater observatory. Take time out on the spacious sundeck where you will also find a massage therapist. 

No transfers. Please make your own way to Marlin Jetty.

What's Included: breakfast, accommodation

Day 22: At Your Leisure

What's Included: breakfast, accommodation

Day 23: Back to Sydney

The Travelodge Wynyard is renowned for its ideal location from which to experience all that Sydney has to offer. Within easy walking distance of all major tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants, theater and the commercial districts.

What's Included: breakfast, accommodation

Day 24: Heading Home

Today you will leave Sydney and head home, full of wonderful memories.

What's Included: breakfast, transfer


Starting Price 

This trip is customizable for your private travel.

What's Included 

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all guided tours and activities (dependent on season)
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.