Great Adventure Down Under with the Legendary Ghan Train


  • 28 days

  • Australia and New Zealand

tour : PT

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When you think of a fantastic vacation, what comes to mind? Cosmopolitan cities with sumptuous cuisine, fantastic shopping, and intimate cafés? Perhaps you think of spectacular scenery and unique wildlife. Or maybe you want to learn about native cultures. If so, this Australia and New Zealand tour is sure to be the perfect vacation for you!

In Sydney, visit the Sydney Opera House and cruise on Sydney Harbour. Outside Adelaide, Globus has arranged another out-of-the-ordinary adventure…a visit to one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats—Kangaroo Island—where you’ll explore a sanctuary for native Australian animals and see colonies of rare Australian sea lions. In Rotorua, visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, and in Queenstown, enjoy the many activities offered in this “Adventure Capital of the World,” including a cruise on breathtaking Milford Sound.

If you’re interested in spectacular scenery, you’ll be thrilled with the magnificent sights offered throughout this vacation. You’ve seen photos of the Great Barrier Reef—now’s your chance to snorkel in it. You’ve seen photos of Uluru (Ayers Rock)—now’s your chance to walk around it. You’ve heard of Australia’s Ghan Train, traveling through the very center of Australia—now’s your chance to ride it and enjoy this truly unique experience. You’ve heard of the famous Tasmanian devil—now’s your chance to see one.

On this tour, you’ll also learn about the native cultures and way of life. See crocodiles in their natural habitat in Kakadu National Park; enjoy a Maori performance in New Zealand; and partake in a truly Aussie experience—an Outback Barbecue in the Outback.

From the cosmopolitan cities to the remote regions, this Australia and New Zealand tour offers all of this and much more!

This tour goes beyond the highlights to uncover the unique destinations often overlooked and is sure to be your vacation of a lifetime!

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 26 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners

ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Day
1

Welcome to Melbourne! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

MELBOURNE.

Day
2

MELBOURNE Morning sightseeing includes Federation Square, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time in the afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MELBOURNE.

Day
3

MELBOURNE Free day.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Melbourne with an excursion to Yarra Valley, home to award-winning wines or an excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade. These and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MELBOURNE–HOBART.

Day
4

Fly to Hobart.
HOBART Guided walking tour of the waterfront district. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

HOBART. EXCURSION TO THE TASMAN PENINSULA

Day
5

TASMAN PENINSULA Sightseeing includes the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch formations. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.
HOBART Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

HOBART–ADELAIDE

Day
6

Fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne).
ADELAIDE Orientation drive. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND.

Day
7

ADELAIDE Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island.
KANGAROO ISLAND LF Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus a visit to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

ADELAIDE–ULURU (AYERS ROCK).

Day
8

ADELAIDE Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island.
KANGAROO ISLAND LF Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus a visit to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Day
9

ULURU Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour at Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS–THE GHAN TRAIN

Day
10

Scenic drive through the Outback en route to Alice Springs.
ALICE SPRINGS Embark on legendary Ghan train.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

GHAN TRAIN–KATHERINE–DARWIN.

Day
11

KATHERINE GORGE LF Choice of sightseeing includes a scenic cruise or a visit to a working Outback cattle station.
DARWIN Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

DARWIN–KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

Day
12

DARWIN Guided jumping crocodile cruise.
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing in Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK–DARWIN

Day
13

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided LF wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong.
DARWIN City orientation drive includes the Darwin Museum and lunch at a local roadhouse.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

DARWIN–CAIRNS

Day
14

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF.

Day
15

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CAIRNS.

Day
16

CAIRNS Free day.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cairns with a 4-wheel-drive excursion in the Daintree Rainforest. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CAIRNS–SYDNEY.

Day
17

CAIRNS Visit to the Koala Gardens includes having your photo taken with a koala.
Fly to Sydney. SYDNEY Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SYDNEY.

Day
18

SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide at the Sydney Opera House (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bondi Beach, followed by a Sydney Harbour cruise. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SYDNEY.

Day
19

SYDNEY Free day before dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SYDNEY–CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND.

Day
20

Fly to Christchurch.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CHRISTCHURCH–MOUNT COOK.

Day
21

CHRISTCHURCH City sightseeing. Scenic drive to Mount Cook National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage area).
MOUNT COOK Evening at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MOUNT COOK–QUEENSTOWN

Day
22

MOUNT COOK Free time this morning before a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.
Scenic drive en route to Queenstown.QUEENSTOWN Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND.

Day
23

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 24 based on weather and road conditions today.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

QUEENSTOWN.

Day
24

QUEENSTOWN Free day before a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak, including dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Queenstown with a thrilling jet-boat ride on the Kawarau and Dart Rivers. This and many more options throughout your tour are available to purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

QUEENSTOWN–ROTORUA

Day
25

Fly to Rotorua.
ROTORUA Traditional LF Hangi dinner with a Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ROTORUA.

Day
26

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. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROTORUA–WAITOMO–AUCKLAND.

Day
27

WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. Continue to Auckland.
AUCKLAND Farewell dinner at Sky Tower.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

AUCKLAND.

Day
28

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

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