Tour OverviewVibrant cities, spectacular scenery, unique and adorable animals, and the world-famous Sydney fireworks on New Year's Eve…this Australia and New Zealand tour has it all! You'll overnight in Sydney, Cairns, Uluru (Ayres Rock), Alice Springs, Melbourne, Queenstown, Mount Cook, Rotorua, and Queenstown. Along the way, enjoy sightseeing and free time in the cities, opportunities to learn about the local cultures, and visits to some of the world's most scenic areas.Tour highlights include the amazing Great Barrier Reef, where you can snorkel, take a glass bottom boat tour, or learn about this underwater world that explodes with colors and beauty. Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), where you'll witness an amazing sunset and watch the colors change on sacred Uluru (Ayers Rock). In New Zealand, take a cruise through some of the world's most stunning scenery of Milford Sound at Fiordland National Park and marvel at sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforest. Witness breathtaking beauty at Mount Cook National Park, home to New Zealand's tallest mountain, glaciers, and beautiful lakes.To make your Australia and New Zealand tour unique, Globus has included many special experiences, including a special Outback Barbecue. In New Zealand, a visit to Agrodome gives you a unique farm experience to learn about life on a New Zealand farm plus you'll get to meet the friendly animals.End your trip with a relaxing with a 3-night Globus independent vacation in Fiji, including a flight from Sydney to Nadi, Fiji, transfers to/from your resort on the Coral Coast, first-class accommodations, breakfast daily, and the guidance and assistance of an expert Local Host®. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a jet-boat cruise on the Sigatoka River and a visit to a Fijian village with lunch. All of this and much more-including a New Year's Eve cruise on Sydney Harbour with fireworks at midnight-are included on this once-in-a-lifetime tour through Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji!
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Itinerary OverviewNew Year's Eve Down Under With Fiji
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Day 1 ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Welcome to Sydney! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner. (D)
Day 2 SYDNEY. SYDNEY Sightseeing includes a tour of the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a Local Guide. See the financial district, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, the Botanic Gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Guided walk around the historic Rocks District. Remainder of day at leisure. (B)
Day 3 SYDNEY. SYDNEY Free day. This evening, a special New Year's Eve Harbour Cruise with a 4-course dinner, music, dancing, and champagne toast at midnight while admiring the world-famous fireworks. It will be a night to remember! (B,D)
Day 4 SYDNEY. SYDNEY Free day. (B)
Day 5 SYDNEY–CAIRNS. Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”CAIRNS Free time the remainder of the day. (B)
Day 6 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF. OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding.CAIRNS Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 7 CAIRNS. CAIRNS Free day. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cairns with a ride on the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for the time on your GlobusGo mobile app.
Day 8 CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK). Fly to Australia's red center.ULURU Guided tour of the base of Uluru includes commentary on its meaning to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), followed by a sunset drink at Uluru. (B)
Day 9 ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS. Fly to Alice Springs.ALICE SPRINGS Guided sightseeing includes the School of the Air and the Old TelegraphStation. Outback barbecue and campfire this evening includes music, stargazing, and a boomerang demonstration. (B,D)
Day 10 ALICE SPRINGS–MELBOURNE. Fly to Melbourne.MELBOURNE Free time the remainder of the day. (B)
Day 11 MELBOURNE. MELBOURNE Morning sightseeing includes Federation Square, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. A ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel includes a sparkling drink, appetizers, and views of Melbourne and the bay. Free time the remainder of the day. (B,L)
Day 12 MELBOURNE. MELBOURNE Free day. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Melbourne with a scenic day trip to see the spectacular Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 13 MELBOURNE–QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND. Fly to Queenstown.QUEENSTOWN Free time the remainder of the day. (B)
Day 14 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND. MILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise in Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforests. Late evening return to Queenstown. Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 15 based on weather and road conditions today. (B,L)
Day 15 QUEENSTOWN. QUEENSTOWN Free day before a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob's Peak includes dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu,and Queenstown. (B,D)
Day 16 QUEENSTOWN–MOUNT COOK. Scenic drive to Mount Cook National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage area). MOUNT COOK Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,D)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Mount Cook National Park with a helicopter flightseeing tour over the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 17 MOUNT COOK–CHRISTCHURCH–ROTORUA. Travel to Christchurch and then fly to Rotorua. ROTORUA Free time this evening. (B)
Day 18 ROTORUA. ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes the Agrodome sheep farm, and Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see native bush and wildlife, including the shy Kiwi bird and Te Puia with its geysers, boiling mudpools, and silica terraces. Traditional Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones) followed by a Mбori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance. (B,D)
Day 19 ROTORUA–WAITOMO–AUCKLAND. WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. Continue to Auckland. AUCKLAND Free time this evening. (B)
Day 20 AUCKLAND. AUCKLAND Guided sightseeing includes Queen Street, Auckland Domain (Auckland's oldest park), and historic Parnell Village. Free time this afternoon. Farewell dinner at Sky Tower. (B,D)
Day 21 AUCKLAND–NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST. Fly to Nadi, Fiji. Transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast.CORAL COAST The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 22 CORAL COAST. CORAL COAST This morning's highlight is a half-day Sigatoka River Safari. Be transported into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard a custom-built jet boat. Cruise your way up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine. (B,L)NOTE:If your included sightseeing is schedule to take place on a Sunday, it will operate on Monday instead. Your Local Host will have full details upon your arrival.
Day 23 CORAL COAST. CORAL COAST Today is at leisure. Make sure to check the daily activities offered at your resort. You may wish to take a dip in the pool, enjoy a Fijian handicraft demonstration, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool tropical drink. (B)
Day 24 CORAL COAST–NADI. Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi International Airport where your vacation ends. (B)
Tour Dates & Pricing
- Wednesday December 29th, 2021 - Friday January 21st, 2022