Tour OverviewAustralia & New Zealand Encompassed The fascinating lands of Australia and New Zealand are waiting to be discovered on this in-depth 34-day tour. You'll cover not just the major cities (it wouldn't be a trip to Australia without a requisite snap of the Opera House) but venture into the country's Red Centre to explore the animal-filled bush and see Uluru at sunset. Save some room on that memory card for the last leg of your trip in New Zealand, where you'll visit a geothermal park, hike around Mt Cook, and cruise through Doubtful Sound, capturing incredible shots all along the way.HighlightsExperience Melbourne's colourful laneways, Travel along the Great Ocean Road, Venture into the Australian bush, See the sunset over Uluru, Follow an Indigenous guide through the Daintree Rainforest, Sail around the scenic Whitsundays, Explore the Waitomo Caves, Enjoy a traditional Maori dinnerAccommodationHotels (31 nts), rainforest cabin (2 nts).Group Size NotesMax 16, avg 12.Meals Included21 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinnersWhat's IncludedYour G for Good Moment: Resourceful Otautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Adelaide Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay Your Foodie Moment: Winery Visit, Central Otago District Your Discover Moment: Queenstown. Guided Melbourne laneways walk. Brighton bathing boxes visit. Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP. 12 Apostles visit. Grampians NP visit. Tower Hill Nature Reserve visit. Brambuk Indigenous Cultural Centre visit. Wilpena Pound visit. Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru. Mala Walk around Uluru and cultural centre visit. Guided rainforest walk. Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion. Blue Mountains stay with hikes. Scenic Railway. Jenolan Caves visit. Jamison Valley walk. Waitomo Caves visit. Maori cultural experience. Wine tasting. Aoraki/Mt Cook NP visit with hiking opportunity (weather permitting). Aoraki/Mt Cook NP Visitor's Centre visit. Fiordland NP visit. Doubtful Sound day cruise. Orientation walk in Sydney. Free time in Cairns, Byron Bay, Sydney, Rotorua and Queenstown. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
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Melbourne Adelaide Uluru Cairns Cape Tribulation Airlie Beach Byron Bay Port Macquarie Blue Mountains Sydney Auckland Rotorua Christchurch Queenstown Mornington Peninsula Port Campbell Halls Gap Lake Ohau
Itinerary OverviewG Adventures: Australia & New Zealand Encompassed
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Day 1: Melbourne
Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, head into the city to take in the 'cultural capital of Australia'. Get lost in the city's famous laneways, go on the hunt for the perfect flat white (hint: Melbourne loves its coffee shops), catch the tram to St. Kilda, or wander around the ьber-cool Fitzroy neighbourhood.
Day 2: Melbourne
Tour Melbourne's iconic laneways and learn more about coffee culture, and pick up some great pointers for your free afternoon of exploration.
Day 3: Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula
Continue your exploration of Australia's cultural capital before travelling to the Mornington Peninsula. Stop to see Brighton's brightly coloured bathing boxes, miniature beachfront cabins that are unique to the beaches in Port Phillip Bay.
Although fairly small in size, the Mornington Peninsula packs a big punch with the amount of things to do here. Be awed with the stunning coastal scenery while driving through quaint towns and past stunning beaches.
Day 4: Mornington Peninsula
Enjoy a free day in the Mornington Peninsula. Opt to visit a winery or hit one of the many incredible beaches in the area.
Day 5: Mornington Peninsula/Port Campbell
Hop on a ferry to Queenscliff before spending the day travelling along the Great Ocean Road. Pass world-famous surf beaches, enjoy views of the 12 Apostles, and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park.
Day 6: Port Campbell/Halls Gap
Travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art.
Day 7: Halls Gap
Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Visit the culturally significant MacKenzie Falls for a short hike. Walk to the stunning Balconies, then spend the afternoon relaxing with the locals - our resident wild kangaroos and emus.
Day 8: Halls Gap/Adelaide
Travel to Adelaide. Your CEO will point out important highlights of the city while driving in, before free time to explore the city.
Day 9: Adelaide
Today is a free day to enjoy Adelaide, capital of South Australia and famed for its churches and gardens. Opt to stroll the city streets, hop on a tram to the coastal village of Glenelg, take in a full day wine tour of the famed Barossa Valley, or for the truly adventurous, take a day trip to Kangaroo Island.
Day 10: Adelaide/Uluru
Board your flight to Yulara, in the heart of Australia's Red Centre and only a short distance to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Experience a colourful sunset at Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand.
Cross the border into the Northern Territory, where Australia's most iconic view awaits.
Day 11: Uluru
Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Indigenous people that live in the area.
Day 12: Uluru/Cairns
Fly to the oceanside city of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 13: Cairns/Cape Tribulation
Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.
Day 14: Cape Tribulation
With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.
Day 15: Cape Tribulation/Cairns
Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.
Day 16: Cairns/Airlie Beach
Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach with time to explore the town.
Day 17: Airlie Beach
Set sail for a day in the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel, and hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Return to Airlie Beach for the night.
Day 18: Airlie Beach/Byron Bay
Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.
Day 19: Byron Bay
Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities like skydiving, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.
Opt to pre-book the "Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.
Day 20: Byron Bay/Port Macquarie
Tour an organic farm in the heart of Byron Bay before sitting down to a delicious lunch featuring local produce. Head to the coastal township of Port Macquarie, featuring all the beauty of the beach set alongside gorgeous national parks. Enjoy an evening in Port Macquarie.
Day 21: Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains
En route to the Blue Mountains, opt to stop at the Koala Hospital to learn about vital wildlife conservation work in the area.
Day 22: Blue Mountains
Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba including the Three Sisters. Visit the Jenolan Caves, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.
Day 23: Blue Mountains/Sydney
Travel to Sydney and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.
Day 24: Sydney
Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional final night out with the group.
Opt to pre-book the "Sydney Bridge Climb" or "Sydney Adrenaline Bundle" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include one of these optionals on your tour.
Day 25: Sydney/Auckland
Fly to Auckland, New Zealand and enjoy free time in the city.
Day 26: Auckland
Enjoy a free day to explore Auckland. Visit the Maritime Museum, walk the waterfront, or even take the ferry to Waiheke Island.
Day 27: Auckland/Rotorua
Visit the Waitomo Caves, famous for their glow-worms and adventure activities. Continue to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal activity and culture.
Day 28: Rotorua
Take advantage of free time in the adrenaline capital of the North Island, and opt to go whitewater rafting, check out a geothermal park with technicolour pools, hit up a nearby spa, or journey to Middle-earth on an excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set. This evening, learn more about Maori culture with a local experience and dinner.
Day 29: Rotorua/Christchurch
Catch a flight to Christchurch on the South Island. Walk around town with a local guide and learn about how communities have rebuilt after the earthquake in 2011. This evening, enjoy free time and get a feel for the city.
Day 30: Christchurch/Lake Ohau
Drive to beautiful Lake Ohau with a stop at Lake Tekapo along the way. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and admire the stunning alpine scenery that surrounds this local landmark. Spend the afternoon hiking the region around Aoraki/Mt Cook. Learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary at the Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor's Centre.
Day 31: Lake Ohau/Queenstown
Drive to Queenstown, with a stop at Wanaka and a local vineyard for a wine tasting.
Day 32: Doubtful Sound
Take in the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Keep an eye out for the waterfalls and wildlife in this breathtaking area. Return to Queenstown in the evening.
Day 33: Queenstown
Enjoy a free day in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. Opt to go bungee jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), skydiving, paragliding, hiking or mountain biking. Or take it a little slower and travel by gondola to the top of a local peak.
Opt to pre-book the "Queenstown Jet Boating" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.
Day 34: Queenstown
Depart at any time.
Tour Dates & Pricing
- Sunday June 28th, 2020 - Friday July 31st, 2020
- Sunday September 6th, 2020 - Friday October 9th, 2020
- Sunday September 27th, 2020 - Friday October 30th, 2020
- Sunday October 18th, 2020 - Friday November 20th, 2020
- Sunday November 8th, 2020 - Friday December 11th, 2020
- Sunday November 22nd, 2020 - Friday December 25th, 2020
- Sunday December 6th, 2020 - Friday January 8th, 2021
- Sunday December 20th, 2020 - Friday January 22nd, 2021
- Sunday January 3rd, 2021 - Friday February 5th, 2021
- Sunday January 31st, 2021 - Friday March 5th, 2021
- Sunday February 28th, 2021 - Friday April 2nd, 2021
- Sunday March 28th, 2021 - Friday April 30th, 2021
- Sunday April 25th, 2021 - Friday May 28th, 2021
- Sunday May 23rd, 2021 - Friday June 25th, 2021
- Sunday September 12th, 2021 - Friday October 15th, 2021
- Sunday October 31st, 2021 - Friday December 3rd, 2021
- Sunday November 14th, 2021 - Friday December 17th, 2021
- Sunday November 28th, 2021 - Friday December 31st, 2021
- Sunday December 12th, 2021 - Friday January 14th, 2022
- Sunday December 26th, 2021 - Friday January 28th, 2022