TOUR PACKAGE : 2016 Signature Australia & New Zealand


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Tour Operator

Abercrombie Kent Tours

Tour Continent

Australia

Tour Country

New Zealand | New Zealand

Package Id

71

Tour Start City

Auckland

Tour End City

Sydney

Tour Quality
Tour Category
Tour Duration

18 Days

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Jul 23, 2016 Aug 05, 2016 14 Old

 SPECIALITY

Day 1: Arrive Auckland, New Zealand

Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand, where you are met andtransferred to your hotel.


Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour  

 

Days 2-4: Queenstown | Winery Visit and Tasting

Drive along Waitemata Harbour and visit the Auckland Museum.Fly to Queenstown. The next day, tour Queenstown by four-wheeldrivevehicle. Visit the site of a Lord of the Rings movie location. Stopfor a gold panning demonstration. Proceed to Waitiri Creek Wineryfor lunch and a tasting. Visit a bungy jumping bridgeand ride a skyline gondola. On your third day here, enjoy yourmorning at leisure. Then, take a privately guided tour of Arrowtownand its local museum.

(B (Day 2); B L (Day 3); B (Day 4))
Hotel: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa  

 

Day 5: Mount Cook | Rugged Glacial Splendor

Journey to the amazing Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Thisevening, enjoy a stargazing experience at the Theatre Planetarium.

(B)
Hotel: The Hermitage Hotel  

 

Days 6-7: Christchurch | Spectacular Lakes and Mountains

Travel past Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo. View the Church of theGood Shepherd and the spectacular Southern Alps. Continue toChristhurch. Check in to your hotel. The next day, tour Christchurchwith a local guide who tells how the earthquake affected the city, andpunt on the Avon River.

(B)
Hotel: The George  

 

Days 8-9: Melbourne, Australia | Welcome to Australia

Visit the International Antarctic Center. Fly to Melbourne, whereyou are met and transferred to your hotel overlooking Melbourne'sskyline. Then, view the Shrine of Remembrance and the ArtsPrecinct. Continue to Keeyuga Farm for an A&K-exclusiveexperience, meeting a family "living off the land." Watch workingdogs herd sheep, and see a shearing demonstration. At a secretlocation, enjoy a lunch featuring local organic farm produce andwines.

(B (Day 8); B L (Day 9))
Hotel: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins  

 

Day 10: Uluru | An Undeniable Presence

Fly via Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock). This afternoon, tourUluru with your guide. Enjoy canapés and sparkling wine, watchingthe sun set over the mystical monolith.

(B)
Hotel: Sails in the Desert  

 

Day 11: Uluru/Cairns/Port Douglas | A Spiritual Sojourn

See Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Fly to Cairns. Drive to PortDouglas.

(B)
Hotel: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa  

 

Day 12: Great Barrier Reef | Underwater Spectacle

Embark on a full-day exploration of the Great Barrier Reef aboard abeautiful sailing vessel. Enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch in the shelteredblue lagoon. Join a guided snorkel tour or ride a glass-bottom boat.

(B L)
Hotel: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa  

 

Day 13: Daintree Rainforest | Botanical Ark Visit

Tour Daintree National Park. Enjoy lunch at the TreehouseRestaurant at Silky Oaks Lodge, and afternoon tea at the BotanicalArk, a private ethnobotanical garden in the heart of the rainforest.

(B L)
Hotel: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa  

 

Day 14: Sydney | Prelude to Discovery

Fly to Sydney, where you are met and transferred to your hotel,superbly situated near scenic Sydney Harbour and the city's historicRocks area.

(B)
Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney  

 

Days 15-18: Sydney | Walkabout and Opera House Tour

Cruise Sydney Harbour, gliding up close to many of its bestattractions. Enjoy a barbeque lunch and the opportunity to kayakalong the shore. Later, go walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in TheRocks on a tour designed by an Aboriginal elder. In the morning,visit the bustling Fish Markets in Pyrmont. Then, sink your toes intothe sand at famous Bondi Beach and stroll the boutique shops ofPaddington. The next day, board a ferry to Taronga Zoo for a guidedtour. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Sydney OperaHouse, enjoying lunch on its lower concourse. Transfer to the airportlate this evening, or overnight in your room for no extra charge todepart the following morning, depending on your flight time.

 ITINERARY

Explore two inspiring destinations in a single journey, starting in New Zealand with Auckland, Queenstown, Mount Cook and Christchurch, followed by Melbourne, Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney in Australia.