New Zealand Splendour Summer 2018
Set your course from the glistening glow worms of the north to the vibrant green jade of the south – your epic adventure through New Zealand's landscapes will take you past spectacular glaciers and alpine landscapes, culminating in a vintage encounter with T.S.S. Earnslaw as she steams her way across Lake Wakatipu.
City tour in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch. Cruise on Cook Strait, Lake Wakatipu and Milford Sound. View the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train. Visit the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua, historic Arrowtown and Franz Josef Glacier.
14 hot buffet breakfasts
1 lunch (Be My Guest)
1 afternoon tea (Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
Porterage, local tips and charges
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
All hotel charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
VIP entry to many sights
Beaches And Reefs (Start Cairns) (Start Cairns, End Sydney)If you love sun, water, fun & adventure then this is the perfect trip for you. Packed with loads of inclusions, you?ll experience the best of what makes the East Coast of Oz such a sought after place to visit. Learn to surf in Coffs Harbour, chill in the Whitsundays & get a taste of the action & adventure of Cairns. If that is not enough, we have thrown in the bright lights of Sydney for good measure. You’ll get to swim, snorkel, hold a koala, bungy jump & even towel off for some shopping, bushwalking & skydiving. It?s the best of the East Coast rolled up into one cool adventure.Cairns to the WhitsundaysSee Magnetic IslandTownsville city orientationVisit the vibrant seaside town of Airlie BeachThe Whitsundays to FarmstayVisit the main region of Australia’s sugar cane industryVisit & cross the Tropic of CapricornMeet the cattle station ownersCheck out the farm & animals on a hay wagon ride, then try whip cracking!Wake up to a bacon & egg breakfastAussie Outback experience: The Old Station Special StopoverFarmstay to NoosaStop in Childers, a small country town, known for its heritage & farming historyFraser Island to NoosaTake a locally guided 4WD trip across Fraser Island & indulge in a delicious lunchDrive along Australia’s only sand highwayDine beachside at Noosa Surf ClubNoosa to Surfers ParadiseSee the Brisbane River, South Bank & visit Queen Street MallStay at a resort located right by the beachNightclub entrySurfers ParadiseSee the dry Todd River which hosts the annual Henley-on-Todd RegattaByron Bay to Coffs HarbourLearn to surf the waves at our beachside surf campCoffs Harbour to SydneySee the famous ‘Big Banana’ & banana plantationsStop in the seaside resort town of Port MacquarieSydneyTake a tour of Kings Cross, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair Lookout & The RocksCruise across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to ManlyCook your own BBQ dinnerSydneyDay trip out to the stunning Blue MountainsSee the famous Three Sisters rock formationHike along the ridge overlooking Jamison ValleyAccommodation13 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night at a cattle station lodgeModern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for chargingNational Park fees, local taxes & service chargesFood20 meals:13 breakfasts1 lunch6 dinnersStaffAn experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver teamSightseeing tours of all major cities
Explore Southern Australia on this 16 night journey to some of the country's greatest sites. Take a train ride on the Indian Pacific as you head from West to East. Check out the Pinnacles Desert, Adelaide and Tasmania. An off-the-beaten-path itinerary offering spectacular sights and unique experiences as you enjoy all of the highlights of southern Australia.
Northern Choice (Wellington To Auckland Summer) (Start Wellington, End Auckland)
New Zealand's the land of stunning natural beauty, action-packed activities & laid back culture. Kick off this trip in the land of "The Lord of the Rings", Wellington. Take in a dinner sunset cruise on Lake Taupo and brave the Rock'n Ropes course. In Rotorua try the 'Zorb' or skyline gondola & end the day relaxing in a Polynesian thermal pool. Black water raft the underground caves of Waitomo & in the Bay of Islands go sand dune surfing. Finally, the good times must come to an end in the country's biggest city, Auckland.
See more of the sights made famous in the "The Lord of the Rings"
Taupo To Rotorua
Walk through the Wairakei 'Craters of the Moon' Traditional Maori hangi dinner & dance performance
Auckland To Paihia
Cross Auckland's Harbour Bridge Walk through native Kauri Forest Check out Whangarei & Kawakawa's famous Hundertwasser toilets Tuck into a true Kiwiana fish 'n' chips dinner
9 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in hotels, 2 nights in Special Stopover Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
Experienced & Professional Trip Manager & Driver team
Sightseeing tours of all major cities
Nestled in the heart of Cairns with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the 263-room Hilton Cairns is the perfect base from which to explore the world's most diversely beautiful tropical region. From the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef to the fascinating World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Close to the shopping, tourist & business districts, Hilton Cairns is only 10 mins from the Cairns International Airport. The hotel features Breezes Restaurant with panoramic water views, Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill directly on the Cairns waterfront & Caffe Cino located in the hotel lobby. A heated 50m outdoor swimming pool & Health Club complete with sauna, gym & plunge pool. After a day's exploration of the tropical north, Hilton Cairns is the ideal retreat!