From the streets of Australia’s biggest cities to the bright and clear air above Milford Sound, the Southern Hemisphere will dazzle you at every turn during this customizable 21-day Australia, New Zealand, and Bora Bora tour. There’s no denying that this unforgettable tour of Oceana is a complete sensory experience that will lead you from secluded sands to the vibrant sounds of cosmopolitan cities.
Auckland – The Day at Leisure
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 with elegance highlighted by the first-class food and wine. Your private transfer will meet you at Auckland International Airport upon your arrival and escort you to your gorgeous hotel in the heart of the city. The view from your bedroom will overlook the Hauraki Gulf showcasing the emerald waters and shores of nearby Waiheke Island. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to get acquainted with the city at your preferred pace.
Auckland – Culture, Views, and Landscapes
Queenstown – Relaxing Alpine Day
Queenstown – The Dart River
Queenstown – Views of Milford Sound
Port Douglas – Port Douglas’s Beauty
Day 7 - 9
Port Douglas – Marvels around Port Douglas
Day 10 - 11
Melbourne – Time at Your Leisure
Melbourne – Wildlife Safari
Melbourne – Wildlife and Scenery
Day 14 - 15
Sydney – Arrive in Sydney
Day 16 - 17
Sydney – Visit the Blue Mountains
Bora Bora – French Polynesia and Bora Bora
Day 19 - 20
Bora Bora – Maeva in French Polynesia
Bora Bora – Departure
- Marvel at the vibrant colors and abundant tropical fish of the largest reef system in the world during a Great Barrier Reef day cruise
- Witness the architectural splendor of the iconic Sydney Opera House on a private tour to view the famous exterior and the dynamic interior
- Swim with lemon sharks and search for moray ells inside the crystal-clear lagoon of Bora Bora
- Enjoy the breathtaking mountainous terrain, elegant waterfalls, and stunning wildlife of Milford Sound during a helicopter and cruise tour
- Visit the remarkable wildlife of Australia with a specialist guide outside of Melbourne for insight into the natural habitats of koalas and kangaroos
- Sample delicious wines and chocolate during a private tour of Phillip Island revealing the cultural splendors of life outside of Melbourne
- Explore the tropical jungle, farmland, mountain peaks, and views of the Coral Sea on a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands
- Revel in the thrill of speeding down the Dart Rive during a jet boat ride alongside ancient beech forest
- Discover distinctive blue haze stemming from the eucalyptus forest of Blue Mountains National Park before viewing the famous Three Sisters karsts
- Dig your toes into the hot sands and refreshing waters of Sydney’s famous coastline at Bondi Beach
Whether searching for a tropical hideaway over an exotic lagoon or discovering an isolated sound flush with waterfalls and wildlife, your 21-day tour of New Zealand, Australia, and French Polynesia will unveil the best of Oceania. You will find cosmopolitan cities hosting chic boutique shops and marvelous scenery embodying the untamed beauty of land and sea. From the Remarkables Range in Queenstown to the Blue Mountains near Sydney, the clown fish along the Great Barrier Reef to the vast grasslands of the Atherton Tablelands, you will indulge in marvelous culture and natural heritage during your grand tour whisking you between New Zealand, Australia, and Bora Bora.
Your adventure will begin with your arrival in Auckland, where you will have five days to explore the wonders of New Zealand. Auckland will act as your introduction to the culture of the country. You will tour the city for insight into the largest settlement in New Zealand as well as the surrounding bays, forest, and beaches. When in Queenstown on the South Island, you will enjoy the grandeur of the alpine scenery no matter the season. You can take to the summits whether hiking or skiing and traverse the stoic waters of Milford Sound. A thrilling tour of the Dart River will take you on a speedy jet boat and into the ancient beech forest.
You will travel to Port Douglas for seven days in Australia. You will venture into the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to visit a number of different dive sites during a full day cruise to discover the majesty of the marine ecosystem. You can spend time gliding above the landscape with a hot air balloon over the Atherton Tablelands or venture into the rain forest to learn about Dreamtime at Daintree.
In Melbourne, you will learn about the wildlife of Australia by visiting kangaroos and koalas in their natural habitat and exploring the wilderness of Phillip Island. You can also spend time sampling the wines and chocolates crafted on the island before transferring to Sydney. The famous city will welcome you with fantastic opportunities for exploring both the cosmopolitan streets and the untamed countryside. You will enjoy a historical tour of the city taking you from the Queen Victoria Building to the Opera House and venture deep into the Blue Mountains National Park to discover waterfalls, trails, and the Three Sisters karsts.
When you arrive in French Polynesia, you will have three nights to relax in the tropical paradise of Bora Bora. During your time on the island, you can bask in the luxuries of your overwater bungalow and snorkel in the lagoon in search of moray eels and lemon sharks. You can take a cycling trip into the mountains for sensational views over the island or bask in the hot white sands of the celebrated beaches. Your private transfer will escort you to the airport in the morning of your last day in Bora Bora for your flight to Papeete, Tahiti where you will continue the journey home.
$6,295 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.
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.
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