On your 18-day best of Australia and New Zealand tour, you will find the point at which the lush rainforest meets the vibrant coral reef and where the traditional Maori war song can reach the slopes of the Southern Alps. Explosive geysers and rich valleys, jagged mountainscapes and rich culture will highlight the timeless marvels of the land and sea for an adventure into Australia and New Zealand’s indelible wonder.
Melbourne - Welcome to Melbourne
Arrive in Melbourne, Australia and let the eclectic city welcome you with open arms. With the day and the city, yours to explore take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the fabulous culture of Melbourne, known for its art, architecture, food, wine, and everything in between. The city is extensive, filled with a variety of neighborhoods each offering something different and new to the city and to you. Sit in one of the many restaurants that populate Lygon Street and you might just watch half of Melbourne pass you by. The bustling streets are brimming with people, cars, bikes, and ever-present life. The scent of sweet tiramisu and savory, creamy pasta drifts through the alleyway and offers the perfect welcoming embrace to this new vivacious city that is yours to discover.
Melbourne - A City at Play
Melbourne - An Island Full of Penguins
Cairns - Beach City
Cairns - City Underwater
Cairns - Sunny, Sandy Shores
Sydney - Seaside to Sail-Side
Sydney - Sydney Lights
Sydney - Blue Mountains Majesty
Queenstown - Harbour City to a Queen’s Town
Queenstown - Luxuriate Like Royalty
Queenstown - The Sound of Silence
Christchurch - Royalty to Garden Luxury
Christchurch - Garden City Blooming
Rotorua - Effervescent Worlds
Rotorua - The Bubbling Earth
Auckland - City Made of Sails
Auckland - The World Brings You Home
- Experience a tramcar dinner in Melbourne
- Witness the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
- Cruise around the Great Barrier Reef
- Explore Sydney’s highlights on a city sights tour
- Venture through the Blue Mountains on a 4WD Eco-tour
- View the incredible Milford Sound on a luxury cruise and scenic flight
- Visit the sensational Mount Cook National Park
- Traverse Christchurch on a city highlights tour
- Experience a Maori hangi feast with cultural performances
- Relax on a Pride of Auckland dinner cruise
Discover Australia and New Zealand on this 18-day journey through some of Oceana’s best-known sights. Wander through the famous landscape of New Zealand. Explore the celebrated beaches of Australia. More importantly, discover the lesser-known sights of Australia and New Zealand that will make your visit sensational, filled with stunning culture, fabulous adventure, and the little details that separate the good from the unforgettable. From the highest peak in the Southern Hemisphere to the depths of a lush valley, get ready, because there will always be more to discover.
Your New Zealand tours discovery begins in Melbourne, Australia where the culture of the country is embodied in the eclectic art, food, and energy of the city. Wander through Melbourne on a guided highlights tour to witness the most famous monuments of the city, and when the sun sets enjoy the unique opportunity of dining in a luxurious tramcar that roams the city streets. Make your way to Phillip Island where the sandy beaches are inhabited by penguins, and the vibrant trees are filled with koalas. From the urban center of Melbourne you will venture into the seaside city of Cairns where the edges of the Great Barrier Reef are ready to be explored. Dive into the colorful world of the reef and witness the life situated beneath the water’s surface. Take a day to explore Cape Tribulation or just sit in the sunshine on Kewarra Beach before heading to the fabulous city of Sydney. Discover the city’s famed architecture and stunning beaches, from the Opera House to Bondi Beach, before venturing into the Blue Mountains on a four-wheel-drive excursion. Explore the hills, valleys, mountains, and streams on a unique tour of the national park.
Continue your discovery of the Southern Hemisphere in Queenstown, New Zealand. The alpine city sits surrounded by stunning scenery ready to be explored, including the famous Milford Sound. Explore the sound on a fabulous cruise beneath the towering mountains and on a breathtaking scenic flight over Mitre Peak. Experience the majesty of Mount Cook, the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, on your way to Christchurch. The gardens always seem to be in bloom and add color and life to the energetic city. Venture into the depths of Maori culture and bubbling geysers in Rotorua where the Maori people welcome you into their tribe. Traverse the tumbling landscape of Te Puia Thermal Village and see Rotorua from its highest peak, as the steam of the thermal baths creeps through the streets. Your adventure brings you to Auckland where you can discover the depths of the city from the height of the SkyCity Hotel. Enjoy the evening with a dinner cruise that will give you personal insight into the City of Sails. Your journey through Oceania ends in Auckland but the desire to discover never will.
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$4,495 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.
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