Prepare for a grand adventure during your 21-day Australia and New Zealand tour. Your customizable tour will immerse you in Australia's Red Centre and have you uncover glassy lakes on New Zealand’s South Islands. From the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef’s exotic coral to the wonders of milky-blue glaciers set beneath New Zealand’s jagged mountain peaks, you will find breathtaking scenery and captivating colors.
Auckland - When Colors Change
Enjoy the view of the sea populated with local sailboats and the landscape pitted with ancient volcanoes as you arrive in Auckland in the early morning. The skyline rises above the surrounding forest of deep green that, in some areas around the city, stretches to sandy shores. New Zealand’s largest city Auckland is a cultural melting pot that includes the world’s largest Polynesian population. Enjoy first class food and wine and the stunning scenery of a cosmopolitan city surrounded by bustling waterways and volcanic islands. The sizzling scent of slow cooked lamb fills the streets of South Auckland. Live guitar drifts from the cafés and through the neighborhood of Ponsonby. Your stunning accommodation at the Auckland Hotel DeBrett is a stone’s throw away from High Street's hip fashion center. The hotel is filled with vibrant color and has a retro flair. Hotel DeBrett's iconic building has been stylishly reinterpreted into a small boutique hotel that has a very personal feel.
Auckland - A World in Highlight
Rotorua - The Color of Light
Rotorua - An Illuminating Life
Queenstown - Colors of the South Island
Queenstown - Mighty Sound
Queenstown - The Antique Life
Christchurch - The Colors of Mount Cook
Melbourne - The Wonderful Color of OZ
Melbourne - The Shifting Colors of an Ocean Road
Melbourne - The Island Life for Me
Melbourne - The Different Shades of Melbourne
Cairns - Australian Shangri-La
Cairns - A Kaleidoscope of Color
Cairns - The World within the Trees
Uluru - Rainforest Green and Ocean Blue to Desert Red
Uluru - The Changing Colors of Uluru
Sydney - The Colorful Life of Sydney
Sydney - Inside and Around the Lively Sails
Sydney - The Mountains Are Blue
Sydney - Colorful Conclusions
- Drive along the scenic Great Ocean Road
- Relax on Phillip Island and see the Penguin Parade
- Swim around the bright coral of the Great Barrier Reef
- Explore Sydney’s Opera House on a guided tour
- Venture through the Blue Mountains on a 4WD Eco-tour
- View the incredible Milford Sound on a luxury cruise
- Visit the rugged Mount Cook National Park
- Experience a Maori hangi feast with cultural performances
- Relax on a Pride of Auckland dinner cruise
- Enjoy a lake cruise on the TSS Earnslaw
- Traverse the unparalleled landscape of Rotorua’s geothermal wonders
- See the changing colors of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the sunrise
The white peak of Mount Cook stands tall over the surrounding plains. The art of Melbourne decorates the streets and the galleries. The diversity of New Zealand and Australia will take your breath away on this 21-day journey through Oceania. This journey through the highlights of New Zealand and Australia will showcase cosmopolitan cities, rolling countryside and spectacular icons. Ready yourself for luxury and discovery on this vibrant tour of the Southern Hemisphere.
New Zealand tours begin in the city of Auckland – “City of Sails.” Explore the city’s highlights on a guided tour to see such architectural beauty as the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the lively center of Queen Street. Venture through the incredible Waitomo Caves to see the sparkling light of the Glowworm Grotto on your way down to Rotorua. From the steaming geysers to the lively display of Maori traditions, Rotorua will bring you face to face with the stunning life within New Zealand’s living landscape and its indigenous people. Your exploration of the South Island begins in the alpine city of Queenstown. Journey around Queenstown’s surroundings on a tour of the famous Milford Sound, where lush green mountains surround the serene waterway. Cruise along Lake Wakatipu on a refurbished vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw and visit the vivacious Walter Peak Farm for a delicious barbeque. Continue through the rugged and beautiful landscape of Otago to Mount Cook. The peak towers over the surrounding plains and is topped with pristine snow. The city of Christchurch welcomes you with open arms and blossoming gardens, where the charming city center is paved with cobblestones and lined with Victorian architecture.
You will make your way to Melbourne, Australia where the fashionable city, known to be Australia’s cultural hub, waits to be explored. The Great Ocean Road extends along the outskirts of Melbourne meandering along the southern coast. Visit Phillip Island where the conservation of the local ecosystem, including the island’s famed penguins, offers a sensational day. Once in Cairns you will experience the colorful majesty of the Great Barrier Reef and its delicate and enduring life. Venture into the surrounding rainforest for a unique crocodile cruise and the fantastic train journey around the mountains. Travel into Australia’s famous Red Center where a visit to Uluru (Ayers Rock) will turn the desert a rich red before your eyes, and where dinner beneath the starry sky will never be forgotten.
Set down in Sydney where the Opera House sails are opulent in the ever-present sun of the city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s highlights, including stepping into the glamorous concert halls of the Opera House, and cruising around the harbor for a view of the fabulous skyline. Experience the exotic wildlife within the Blue Mountains, along with traveling through the incredible landscape of the Jamison Valley. From the pristine beaches of Australia to the breathtaking mountains of New Zealand, the colors of Oceania are inviting and, even when you depart for home, will never fade from view.
$16,795 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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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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