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2019 BEST OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
17 Days starting at $ 4895.00 per Adult
Tour Code: 17D - AUNZ
 
 
 
ITINERARY
 
 
Australia, New Zealand
 
 
Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Christchurch, Cairns, Syndey, Melbourne
 
 
Arrive Australia: Melbourne
   
Arrive at Melbourne Airport, where our local representative will meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel for check-in (after 14:00 p.m.). The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening we will proceed to an Indian Restaurant for dinner. Overnight at the hotel. (Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Melbourne
   
Today after breakfast we depart for a full day city tour of Melbourne city - see Parliament House, Rod Laver Arena, Flinders Street Station, Young & Jackson's Hotel and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Also see the famous Shrine of Remembrance, an amazing War Memorial. Later we visit the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground). After lunch we proceed to Philip Island where you will witness the world famous Penguin Parade, which is Australia’s most popular wildlife attraction and home to the largest Little Penguin colony in the world. Every sunset, hundreds to over a thousand penguins emerge from the sea and march across the beach to their sand dune burrows. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Melbourne - Great Ocean Road
   
This morning we depart for a full day excursion to experience one of the world's most breathtaking coastal drives. The journey along the Great Ocean Road features stunning ocean views, huge cliffs, raging surf, tranquil bays, towering rock stacks, lush rainforests, laidback coastal towns and maritime villages. Discover the dramatic and rugged splendour of the Twelve Apostles. During the drive you pass the Otway’s National Parks and Port Campbell National Parks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Melbourne - Cairns
   
Today after breakfast we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Cairns. On arrival we are transferred to the Skyrail terminal to Kuranda (Kuranda Skyrail Caravonica to Kuranda). The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience spans 7.5 kms over Australia’s pristine tropical rainforests. You’ll glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at Skyrail’s two rainforest mid-stations for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Cairns - Big Cat Green Island Cruise
   
Early morning we depart for Green Island, a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a Marine National Park with unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life. Big Cat “Reef Rocket” is a comfortable catamaran with spacious interior cabins and a relaxed atmosphere. Travel time to Green Island is just over one hour from Cairns. Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. The friendly crew will help you to organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Cairns - Sydney: Sydney Tower
   
Today after breakfast we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Sydney. On arrival we proceed to the restaurant for lunch. After lunch we visit Sydney Tower. At 250m tall, the Sydney Tower Eye offers stunning, uninterrupted panoramic 360 degree views of Sydney and its famous landmarks. The new 4D Experience is a groundbreaking 3D film with spectacular in-theatre effects and a breath-taking fourth dimension that gives an amazing view. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Sydney: Sydney Opera House - Showboat Dinner Cruise
   
This morning we proceed for a guided tour of one the worlds’ most spectacular landmarks – the Sydney Opera House. Enjoy lunch at the local Indian Restaurant. Tonight, get set for the time of your life on board the Showboat Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a three course Indian dinner, followed by a spectacular cabaret show, with a cavalcade of glamorous Australian and international artistes to entertain you. Overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Sydney – Blue Mountain Featherdale Wildlife park
   
Today after breakfast we are transferred for a full day excursion to visit the Blue Mountain. Take a scenic drive along the winding Cliff Drive into the Blue Mountains National Park. Enjoy panoramic views over the Megalong Valley. Later see Australia's native animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park.(Breakfast & Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Sydney - New Zealand: Christchurch
   
Today after breakfast we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Christchurch, New Zealand. On arrival our local representative will meet and transfer us to the restaurant for pizza lunch or packed lunch. Christchurch is New Zealand's second-largest city and the gateway to South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains. Later we check into our hotel for an overnight stay.

(Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Christchurch – Franz Josef
   
This morning check out of the hotel and board the Trans Alpine Express from Christchurch to Greymouth for Arthur’s Pass. On this train ride you will pass through the most scenic sights of South Island. Arrive Franz Josef and check-in at your hotel. Enjoy lunch at an Indian restaurant. The evening is at leisure to experience the scenic views. Tonight enjoy Indian dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Franz Josef – Queenstown
   
Today you will make a short visit to Lake Wanaka, and then follow the shore of Lake Hawea through to Makarora. From here you are on the Haast Road which follows the ancient Maori trail to the West Coast. From the Haast Township the scenery changes as you pass through small settlements and lakes full of trout and salmon. Later we depart for Queenstown. Overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Queenstown – Milford Sound Day Cruise
   
Today depart to visit the eighth wonder of the world Milford Sound also known as Piopiotahi in Maori. Nowhere else in Fiord land do the mountains stand so tall, straight out of the sea, Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of meters to the sea below. Enjoy a day cruise with lunch at Milford Sound. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Queenstown
   
Today the full day is at leisure to relax or enjoy the lake-front hotel or take a walk to the central shopping area located at just few minutes' walk.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Queenstown - Rotorua: Rainbow Springs - Agrodome Show
   
After early breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Rotorua. On arrival we will visit Rainbow Springs - step inside Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a refreshing natural New Zealand experience. It is the silent grace of the magnificent specimens of Rainbow, Brown and Tiger trout cruising the deep fern fringed pools. The Park is also home to many of New Zealand's native birds, the 'cheeky' kaka, the inquisitive kea, the majestic keruru (wood pigeon). Later we visit Te Puia and Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. Post lunch we visit Agrodome Sheep Show - during the show the audience will see nineteen sheep breeds introduced onto the stage. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Rotorua: Waitomo Glow Worm Cave – Auckland
   
After breakfast we visit the Waitomo / Rotorua Inc Glow-worm Caves. Travel through the horticultural farmland and into the lush dairy farm areas. After this continue through the ever-changing scenery, driving around Hamilton the Bridge City, onto the Waitomo region where we stop at today’s highlight: your guided tour through the famous Waitomo Glow-worm Caves, which have spectacular limestone formations and the roof is studded with the lights of thousands of tiny Glow-worms. Later, depart for Auckland by coach. On arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of Auckland with Indian lunch. Tonight, enjoy Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Auckland: Sightseeing Inc Kelly Tarltons
   
Today we visit Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter. At Auckland's most visited attraction, begin with walk through the life size reconstruction of Captain Scott's Antarctic Hut as it was in 1911. Then it is back to the present to board the Snow Cat vehicle for ride into the special Antarctic enclosure where you will see King and Gentoo Penguins closer than ever before. Later enter the Underwater World and come face to face with giant stingrays, moray eels, thousands of different fish species and 'the sharks'. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Auckland - Return flight home
   
This morning you are transferred to the airport for your flight back home. The tour ends, and it is time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour. (Breakfast)
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCLUSIONS
 
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
 
       
    16 nights at 4* deluxe Hotels with private facilities
       
       
    Meal Plan is indicated at the bottom of your daily itinerary
       
       
    Group airport transfers as mentioned. In case you require separate transfers from the Group they will attract additional charges.

Internal Airfare (Economy): Melbourne to Cairns; Cairns to Sydney; Queenstown to Rotorua

       
       
    All sightseeing, entrances and excursions as mentioned in the Itinerary
       
       
    Services of Bi-lingual “Taj Tours” Tour Manager throughout the Tour
       
 
YOUR TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
 
       
    Charges for Passport and Visas, and other Consular Fees
       
       
    Cost of International Flights (Into Melbourne, Sydney to Christchurch and out of Auckland)
       
       
    Travel & Personal Accident Insurance
       
       
    Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry charges, mini-bar, postage, telephone calls, communications, Pay TV, beverages, hotel incidentals, etc.
       
    Mandatory Tips for Tour Manager / Guide / Driver: US $5.00 per person per day
       
       
    Porterage
       
    Camera Fees at Museums, etc.

Any other services not mentioned in the ‘Itinerary’ and ‘Your Tour Includes’

       
 
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS
 
     
MELBOURNE   City Tour; Great Ocean Road
CAIRNS   Green Island; Kuranda Rainforest
SYDNEY   Sydney Tower; Sydney Opera; Showboat Dinner Cruise, Blue Mountain & Featherdale Wildlife Park.
CHRISTCHURCH   City Tour
FRANZ JOSEF   Glacier Village
QUEENSTOWN   Milford Sound; free time for shopping and at leisure
ROTORUA   Waitomo Glowworm Caves; Rainbow Springs Nature Park; Te Puia; Agrodome Show
AUCKLAND   Orientation Tour; Kelly Tarltons
     
 
DEPARTURES
 
Tour Departures 2019
  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
                                               
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  09

21

 
Tour Departures 2020
  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
                                               
  14

23

 

10

23

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PRICES
 
 
Adult
$ 4895.00
Child 2 – 11 years
$ 3800.00
Single Person
$ 6015.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adult Rate is based on 2/3 Adults (12+ years) sharing Twin / Triple Rooms

Child (2-11 years) must share a Room with 2 Adults

Maximum occupancy per room is 3 persons 
ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS
 
NO ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS FOUND
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