Some places have all the luck. Australia and New Zealand conjure up instant
images of friendly people, calm oceans, glorious sunsets and a mild climate. On
our journey you will have the chance to experience it all.
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• Round trip scheduled airfare
• Round trip transfers between airports and hotels
• Hotel luggage handling
• 2 nights in the Alpine resort of Queenstown, New Zealand
• 1 night in a New Zealand home
• 1 night in Christchurch, New Zealand
• 2 nights in Melbourne, Australia
• 3 nights in Sydney, Australia
• 8 meals including 4 full breakfasts, Aussie sheep station BBQ lunch, and 3
dinners featuring a sunset Sydney Harbor cruise
• A unique opportunity to meet with business leaders
• City tour of Christchurch, Melbourne, Canberra (Australian Capital), and
• Visit an Aussie sheep station
• Tour a New Zealand farm with your overnight hosts
• Discovery Program guide
• New Zealand: Rydges or Copthorne hotels
the Radisson or Sebel
the Sebel or Holiday Inn
Day 1 & 2:
Fly to New Zealand, cross the Date Line
Arrive the Alpine town of Queenstown, New Zealand for two nights
• Transfer to your hotel
• Welcome dinner
Free day to enjoy this Alpine town or option to Milford Sound
Scenic drive through wine country
• See bungee jumping
• Overnight New Zealand home - a trip highlight
• Dine with your hosts in their home
Breakfast at your host’s home
• Continue to Christchurch for one night and an included city tour
Fly to Melbourne for two nights
• City tour of Melbourne, the cultural capital of Australia, including the
Shrine of Remembrance, Botanic Gardens, the Yarra River and South Bank
• Opal presentation
Free day to explore Melbourne
• Optional afternoon excursion to Phillip Island & the Koala Conservation Center
Fly to Canberra
• Tour Canberra, the Australian Capital
• Sheep-shearing demonstration
• Authentic “Aussie” BBQ lunch
• Continue to Sydney for three nights
Breakfast at your hotel
• Tour of Sydney including viewing the Historic Rocks District & Opera House
• Afternoon free
Breakfast at your hotel
• Free day to explore Sydney
• Optional excursion to Wildlife Park
• Sunset dinner cruise on Sydney Harbor
After breakfast, board your flight for home, arriving USA later today
Queenstown, New Zealand
“Pure inspiration” awaits you in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake
Wakatipu, Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier four season lake and alpine
resort. Whatever you do, whatever your style, Queenstown will feed your
imagination, fuel your passions and revitalize your spirit.
Queenstown has captured the hearts and imaginations since the first
Maori came in search of the pounamu (greenstone) and the giant Moa bird. From
adventure to downtown sophistication, there is something for everyone. Be sure
to check out the local brew in one of the many wine bars, jazz clubs or cafes
during your stay. From dusk to dawn, Queenstown is all a buzz.
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Simply stunning, Milford Sound is a natural wonder of world fame!
In Maori legend, the fiords were created not by rivers of ice, but by Tu Te Raki
Whanoa, a godly figure who came wielding a magical adze and uttering
incantations. Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) is without doubt his finest sculpture.
Join us for an optional tour of the city or explore the city on your own.
Whatever the fiord’s mood, teeming with rain or with sun glistening on deep
water, it will inspire you.
“Live Like a Local”
An unprecedented experience for one and all…today, we’ll motor
through the countryside on our way North, taking in magnificent views along the
way…we’ll make a few stops “here and there” before meeting our hosts for the
evening. Tonight, we’ll be guests of a local New Zealand family and experience
traditional home cooking while we “live like a local.” Share the customs of your
new family and rejoice in their hospitality.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is a
city of contrasts; there is an understated elegance that speaks of times gone by
and promises a future with endless possibilities. Known as the “garden city,”
Christchurch boasts spectacular parks and gardens.
Located in the heart of the city, be sure to explore the Cathedral
Square Market. When you’re ready for an indoor adventure, treat yourself to a
visit to Christchurch Casino. But, don’t forget to take a walk through Victoria
Square and venture down to the banks of River Avon before retiring for the
evening. If walking is not your cup of tea, jump on board of the heritage trams
and enjoy an informative and entertaining adventure through town!
Known as a “style-setter,” Melbourne is home to a non-stop program
of festivals, renowned dining, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas.
A city filled with fantastic views, amazing shopping, fabulous cuisine and
culture galore, Melbourne is perhaps Australia’s most cultured and politically
No visit to Melbourne would be complete without a Colonial Tramcar
Restaurant experience…a delightful innovative approach to dining…cruise the
scenic streets of Melbourne while savoring a 5-star dinner in total comfort.
Phillip Island, situated in the Western Port, is a place of natural
beauty, sandy beaches, tranquil wetlands and unique wildlife experiences. The
Penguin Parade experience is sure to be the highlight of your visit. As the sun
fades in the sky, the little Penguins waddle up the beach to the safety of their
homes in the sand dunes. Witness this magical procession – it is a treat never
forgotten. Enjoy your day at leisure as you explore the wonders of Phillip
Island or join our optional tour…the choice is yours.
The essence of Australia’s culture, history and way of life is
reflected in the national museums, galleries and institutions in Canberra;
offering intriguing insight into Australian character and democracy and the
journey from an indigenous continent to a modern nation. Celebrate Australia’s
proud sporting achievements at the Australian Institute of Sport or delve into
political history with a visit to the Parliament House. Canberra is a city in a
part, carefully designed to transform with the four seasons.
Sheep Shearing & Aussie BBQ at Tobruk Sheep Station
Today, you’ll experience a tour and demonstration of sheep shearing
at its finest! Learn about one of Australia’s biggest and oldest industries,
first hand… watch and learn, or try your hand at sheep shearing…it’s up to you.
(A Tobruk Stockman will be on hand to guide you through the process.) Whether
you work up an appetite or not, an Aussie BBQ luncheon awaits you…savor the
sumptuous delights of the great outdoors before departing the “land down under.”
Sure to be a day, you won’t soon forget!
Australia’s oldest and biggest city, Sydney is the “gateway” to
Australia. A “natural playground,” Sydney’s stunning harbour plays a dominant
role in so much of what the city has to offer…cultural life, dynamic food,
vibrant cityscape, contemporary architecture, iconic beaches and five major
national parks ensure that you’ll have a memorable experience!
Be sure to explore Bondi Beach and “live as the locals do.” Enjoy
panoramic views of the coastline and indulge in a coffee or beer at the cocktail
bar or glass atrium, snap photos of breathtaking scenery along the coastal path,
soak up the ambiance as you explore the leafy streets of Woollahra and
Paddington, and fall in love with the endless entertainment and shopping
opportunities of Chinatown and Darling Harbour.
A short drive outside Sydney, Koala Park is a world of its own.
Escape the city and explore the 10 acres sanctuary. Home to hundreds of Koala’s,
Red and Grey Kangaroos, Dingoes, Wombats, Ehidnas, Emus, Wallabies and
Australian native birds, this wildlife reserve is filled with lush rainforests,
eucalypt groves and native gardens. You won’t want to miss feeding time…an
opportunity for you to participate in hand feeding the animals. Bring your
cameras, this is sure to be an experience of a lifetime!
Sunset Dinner Cruise
Spectacular sunsets are sure to amaze you as you cruise Sydney
Harbour and enjoy the sights and sounds as you dine this evening. A favorite for
locals and visitors alike, this evening is a treat for one and all. Enjoy a
spectacular evening with your new friends…one last hoorah before returning home.
Optional Cairns Extension:
(Pricing upon request)
• Airfare to and from Cairns
• 2 nights in Cairns
• Great Barrier Reef visiting Green Island
• Transfer between hotel and airport
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