Highlights of the South Pacific with the Outback


  • 20 days

  • Australia

tour : PKE2

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£5,810pp

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£5,555pp

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Ready to wash that monotony right out of your hair? Head to the South Pacific and send it on its way. Combining fun, sun, glee, and the sea, this tour of Australia and New Zealand introduces you to the favorite features and creatures of both fascinating countries. Starting in New Zealand, you’ll witness Waitomo’s Glowworm Caves and Rotorua’s boiling mud pools before cruising through some of the coolest fiord scenery in the world in Queenstown’s Milford Sound. More uplifting sights await in the “Land Down Under” as you take a spin on Melbourne’s Star Observation Wheel, a dip in the colorful, coral-filled ocean at the Great Barrier Reef, and a ferry across Sydney Harbour to see the Opera House and other harmonious sights. While you’re sure to take plenty of pictures on this tour of the South Pacific, we’ll take one of you with a crocodile or koala for the ultimate souvenir.

See all the colors of the Australian rainbow by adding a 3-day Monograms vacation to its mystical Red Center. You won’t see a sunrise or sunset as inspiring as the rays dancing across the face of Ayers Rock or the equally impressive Kata Tjuta.

Small Group Discovery

Select Globus South Pacific vacations are limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery South Pacific vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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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:

  • 19 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.

Day
1

Welcome to Auckland! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

AUCKLAND. EXCURSION TO WAIHEKE ISLAND

Day
2

AUCKLAND Guided sightseeing includes Queen Street, Auckland Domain (Auckland’s oldest park), and historic Parnell Village. Ferry crossing to Waiheke Island. Free time this evening.
WAIHEKE ISLAND Guided sightseeing of the island includes a visit to an olive grove, plus a tour, tasting, and lunch at a LF local vineyard.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

AUCKLAND–WAITOMO–MATAMATA–ROTORUA.

Day
3

Scenic drive through the pastoral region of Waikato en route to Waitomo.
WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. MATAMATA Guided tour of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Hobbiton movie set includes the hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and structures built for the filming. Continue to Rotorua.
ROTORUA Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROTORUA

Day
4

ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes Te Puia with its geysers, boiling mudpools, and silica terraces. Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see native bush and wildlife including the shy Kiwi bird. Free time this afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a traditional LF Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones), followed by an authentic Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance with singing, dancing, and storytelling.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rotorua with a flightseeing excursion over volcanoes, lakes, and mountains. 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
  • Dinner

ROTORUA–QUEENSTOWN.

Day
5

Fly to Queenstown.
QUEENSTOWN A scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak includes dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND.

Day
6

MILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise on Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforest. Late evening return to Queenstown. Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 7 depending on weather and road conditions today.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

QUEENSTOWN.

Day
7

QUEENSTOWN Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

QUEENSTOWN–MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Day
8

Fly to Melbourne.
MELBOURNE Free time the remainder of the day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MELBOURNE.

Day
9

MELBOURNE Guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. A ride on the LF Melbourne Star Observation Wheel includes a sparkling drink, appetizers, and views of Melbourne and the bay. Free time the remainder of the day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

MELBOURNE.

Day
10

MELBOURNE Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MELBOURNE–CAIRNS

Day
11

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
CAIRNS Visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures includes kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, and more native species. LF Have your photo taken with a koala or a crocodile. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Day
12

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
13

CAIRNS Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CAIRNS–SYDNEY

Day
14

Fly to Sydney
SYDNEY Free time the remainder of the day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SYDNEY.

Day
15

SYDNEY Sightseeing includes a tour of the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a Local Guide. See the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visit to world-famous Manly Beach includes free time, followed by ferry crossing to Sydney Harbour. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SYDNEY.

Day
16

SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant this evening.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Sydney with a guided climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 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
  • Dinner

SYDNEY–THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK).

Day
17

Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
ULURU Remainder of your day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK).

Day
18

This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to Walpa Gorge for a guided walk through Kata Tjuta. Later this afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings, and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Finish the day at “Sunset Strip” for a drink and canapes, and to witness the changing colors of the rock.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK).

Day
19

A full day to experience more of this unique part of Australia. For an unforgettable experience, you may choose to rise early for an optional camel ride to watch the sunrise at Uluru. You can also choose to take in the grandeur of the Outback on a scenic helicopter flight or via Harley-Davidson motorcycle. In the evening choose from an optional star-gazing program, as well as a special dinner under the stars.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK).

Day
20

Transfer to Ayers Rock Connellan Airport where your tour ends.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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