AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND

by TAUCK

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"Marvels both natural and monumental astound throughout this "dreamtime" land down under... from the monolithic Ayers Rock (Uluru)... to a foodie tour in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney... to Australia's white-sailed landmark... and in the rainbow hues woven throughout the waters that make up the the Great Barrier Reef... the adventure begins here." - TAUCK

EXPLORE TAUCK VOYAGES

Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy) - All rates are subject to change. Does not include international airfare

 

Grand Australia & New Zealand

TIME OF YEAR: Jan - Apr, Sep - Dec

CITIES & LANDMARKS: 
Ayers Rock, Milford Sound, Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Queenstown

"Explore desert Outback, tropical rainforests, coral reefs, glacier-capped mountains, dramatic fjords, and some of the worlds most popular cosmopolitan cities on our in-depth exploration of Australia and New Zealand...

Keep your camera at the ready to capture the amazing sights of the Great Barrier Reef, the dramatic waters of Milford Sound, and the setting sun on Uluru (Ayers Rock). From a "Foodie Tour" of Sydney to a green-lipped mussel cruise, jet boat, sky tram and helicopter rides, a day in the Outback and a special Maori cultural experience, this comprehensive trip "down under" – enhanced by exclusive charter flights in Australia and New Zealand – creates memories of a lifetime." - Tauck


ITINERARY: DAY 1 - Melbourne and the start of your journey 'down under' / DAY 2 -  Melbourne’s Victorian charms / DAY 3 - On to Uluru (Ayers Rock) & the Outback / DAY 4 - Explore the mysteries of Uluru, then fly to Queensland / DAY 5 - Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef / DAY 6 - Optional balloon ride and a day at leisure / DAY 7 - Crocodile adventures and on to Sydney / DAY 8 - Sydney Harbour cruise & a "Foodie Tour" / DAY 9 - Sydney Opera House & the city at leisure / DAY 10 - G’day to Australia, hello to New Zealand / DAY 11 - Wonders of Wellington / DAY 12 - To Blenheim & the Marlborough Sounds / DAY 13 - Farm life, a winery lunch & “Dinner with the Warbirds” / DAY 14 - Fly to Te Anau / DAY 15 - Fiordland National Park & Milford Sound / DAY 16 - To Queenstown and lunch at a winery / DAY 17 - Adventures by jet boat & 'copter in Queenstown / DAY 18 - Charter flight to Auckland & Maori culture / DAY 19 - Wine tasting & lunch on Waiheke Island / DAY 20 - Journey home, tour ends in Auckland.

20 days from $13,890 pp

Includes On-Tour Air

Small Ship Cruising

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES:

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Tour and 3-course “Dinner with the Warbirds” at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre featuring World War I and II aircraft, owned by Sir Peter Jackson
     

  • Tauck’s exclusive charter flights in Australia and New Zealand mean more sightseeing and less waiting (6 flights in total)
     

  • In Queenstown, take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River rapids at Skippers Canyon followed by helicopter sightseeing
     

  • Farewell cocktail reception and dinner at The Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
     

  • Full-day eco-cruise to the Agincourt Reef – swim and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
     

  • Visit World Heritage Rainforest with Skyrail

  • Check out a crocodile farm
     

  • Attend a special dinner that celebrating Aboriginal culture
     

  • “Foodie Tour” of Sydney
     

  • Private morning cruise on Sydney Harbour
     

  • Luncheon cruise on New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds featuring wine and the delicate green-lipped mussels
     

  • A Maori cultural experience at the Auckland Museum
     

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
     

  • 42 meals; gratuities to local guides and drivers, service charges, taxes and porterage

NEW ZEALAND

"Embraced by staggering scenery, New Zealand amazes with elegant retreats that blend into the country's raw beauty, laid back seaside cities, sprawling vineyards, glorious gardens and endless beaches. It's clean waters, glaciers, fjords, Maori culture and rugged mountains only add to the draw... not to mention the kiwi... a curious, flightless... and elusive bird that lends a sense of hospitality and patriotic symbolism to this friendly land down under." - TAUCK

 

New Zealand: A North & South Island Adventure

TIME OF YEAR: Jan - Apr, Oct - Nov

CITIES & LANDMARKS: 
Queenstown, Christchurch, Napier, Mount Cook, Marlborough Sound

 

New Zealand is one 

"See Christchurch from the back of a Harley and go punting on the River Avon... walk on Tasman Glacier... jetboat the Dart River and hike wilderness trails through what feels lik "Middle-earth"... dance at a Gatsby-style gala in Napier... discover Maori culture and a Hobbit village in Auckland... with adventures in world-class wine and cuisine along the way...

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes, cultures, and cuisines of New Zealand on this 14-day journey far off the beaten tracks. Your journey begins with two nights in Christchurch at a luxury hotel on the River Avon; tour the city sights by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle... go punting on the River Avon... Stay at a lodge inside Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park where the landscape of rugged peaks and glaciers calls you to its hiking trails; ride a plane and/or helicopter to Tasman Glacier; lose yourself in the spectacular night sky (the park is one of the best places in the world for stargazing)... Hike the Arrow River and pan for gold in Queenstown... ride a jet-boat on the Dart River, bicycle-ride, zip-line, play golf, or take a 4WD "safari" to landscapes featured in the Lord of the Rings movies...  Stay two nights in the heart of New Zealand's winemaking region at Blenheim, where you'll visit a winery and a sheep farm, and cruise the fjord-like sunken valleys of the Marlborough Sounds...  Discover the town of Napier, a treasure-trove of 1930s Art Deco architecture... Fly to Auckland on North Island for two nights at a waterfront luxury hotel, your base for exploring the city; tour the Auckland Museum with a private Maori dance performance... visit the artisan village of Matakana and more." - Tauck


ITINERARY: DAY 1 - Arrive Christchurch / DAY 2 - Quake City and Sightseeing / DAY 3 - Aoraki / Mt. Cook National Park / DAY 4 - From glaciers to Queenstown / DAY 5 - Nature trails and jet boats / DAY 6 - Misty mountains, zip lining and more in Queenstown / DAY 7 - Farms, gardens & New Zealand wine / DAY 8 - Marlborough Sounds Cruise / DAY 9 - Warbirds in Blenheim & Art Deco treasures in Napier / DAY 10 - Te Mata Peak & a Gala 1930s evening / DAY 11 - Adventures in Hawke's Bay / DAY 12 - Napier to Auckland / DAY 13 - Choices in Auckland, City of Sails / DAY 14 - Homeward bound

14 days from $10,490 pp

Includes On-Tour Air

Small Ship Cruising

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES:

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE — A sparkling 1930s party with a live swing band in Napier
     

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE — Private Maori performance at Auckland Museum and a tour of the Maori exhibit guided by the performers
     

  • Tauck’s exclusive charter flights mean more sightseeing and less waiting (3 flights in total)
     

  • Cruising the sunken valleys of the Marlborough Sounds
     

  • A jetboat ride on the Dart River, and a Lord of the Rings tour in Mt. Aspiring National Park
     

  • Wine tastings in Blenheim
     

  • Flightseeing the Southern Alps with a landing and walk on Tasman Glacier

  • Stargazing the night sky over Aoraki / Mt. Cook National Park with an expert guide
     

  • Tour of a sacred Maori site in Auckland with a member of the Waimarama Tribe
     

  • Ride a boat through underground Waitomo Caves, illuminated by glow worms
     

  • On-Tour Air included (3 flights)
     

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted

  • 32 meals; gratuities to local guides and drivers, service charges, taxes, and porterage

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