From vibrant Melbourne to remote Kakadu National Park, on this Australia and New Zealand tour, you’ll explore the famous cities, observe native wildlife, learn about Aboriginal culture, and witness incredible scenery every step of the way. You’ll travel from Melbourne to Auckland with overnights along the way in Hobart, Adelaide, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Cairns, Sydney, Mount Cook, Queenstown, and Rotorua. </BR></BR>Tour highlights include opportunities to see Australia’s native wildlife during an excursion to Kangaroo Island—an out-of-the-ordinary adventure offered by Globus. Here, see sea lions, koalas, New Zealand fur seals, kangaroos, and wallabies. Another unique experience Globus includes on this Australia and New Zealand tour is a cruise through Kakadu National Park’s most famous wetland, where you’ll have an opportunity to see crocodiles. In Tasmania, see the famous Tasmanian devil. In Rotorua, you’ll visit Rainbow Springs to view New Zealand’s native bush and wildlife, including kiwis, a national symbol. </BR></BR>In addition to amazing wildlife, you’ll also witness spectacular scenery on this tour through Australia and New Zealand. Snorkel or take a watercraft tour at the remarkable Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a drink as you watch the sunset at Ayers Rock (Uluru), and enjoy views of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a geological splendor. Witness some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery during your cruise on Milford Sound in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park. In Rotorua, see New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pots, and silica terraces at Te Puia. </BR></BR>Learn about Aboriginal culture when you tour the base of Uluru and learn of its significance to the Aboriginal people. View Aboriginal rock petroglyphs in Kakadu National Park, and enjoy a traditional Hangi dinner in New Zealand—another special experience offered by Globus. </BR></BR>All of this—and much more—await you on this incredible Australia and New Zealand vacation!
MELBOURNEWelcome dinner; sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; [LF] Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunchHOBARTGuided [LF] walking tour of the waterfront district; excursion to Port Arthur; visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation ParkADELAIDEOrientation tour; [LF] excursion to Kangaroo Island ULURU (AYERS ROCK) Sunset toast; sightseeing tour around the base of the rock; visit to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); [LF] Outback barbecueDARWINOrientation tour; visit the botanic gardens and art galleryKAKADU NATIONAL PARKSightseeing tour; [LF] wetlands cruise; Nourlangie Rock; Window on the Wetlands Visitor CentreCAIRNSOuter Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities; visit Cairns Tropical ZooSYDNEYSightseeing; visit the Opera House; botanic gardens; and [LF] Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club, [LF] lunch at the North Bondi Returned Servicemen’s Leagues Club; Sydney Harbour cruise; dinner at a waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney HarbourMOUNT COOKSightseeing in Mount Cook National Park; visit Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine CenterQUEENSTOWN Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound; cruise on Lake Wakatipu; dinner & farm demonstration at Walter Peak High Country FarmROTORUA Enjoy a Maori cultural performance and [LF] Hangi dinner; visit Te Puia, the Agrodome, and Rainbow SpringsWAITOMO Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves AUCKLANDFarewell dinner atop Sky Tower
American breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 10 dinners including including a farewell dinner in Queenstown
NOTE:The May 17 departure will be in Sydney during the annual Vivid Sydney festival. Recognized as the largest event of its kind in the world, combining music, light, and ideas, the city transforms into a breathtaking canvas of creative expression. The festival features an outdoor gallery of extraordinary lighting sculptures, cutting-edge contemporary music, and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.