Highlights of the South Pacific


  • 17 days

  • Australia

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Experience the best of Australia and New Zealand on an unforgettable tour filled with fascinating wildlife, dramatic scenery, and the region’s favorite cities.

In New Zealand, float by boat through the Waitomo caves under the brilliance of thousands of glowworms, visit the picturesque farm that brought the Hobbit on movie set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy to life, and find inspiration from the majestic beauty of Fiordland National Park, where you’ll cruise the stunning Milford Sound to experience its pristine natural setting just as the Maori and European explorers did hundreds of years ago. Visit Te Puia, home to New Zealand’s largest geyser, bubbling mud pools and silica terraces and experience all that Queenstown offers as the “Adventure Capital of the World.”

From Cairns, a full-day excursion takes you to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or to take a semi-submersible watercraft tour of the famous underwater world that explodes with color and marine life. You’ll also visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for a guided tour to see native animals, including Cassowary, Wallaby, Quoll, and Crocodiles. Go behind the scenes at the world-famous Opera House in Sydney and enjoy a spectacular harbor cruise.

Throughout this Australia and New Zealand tour, Globus has also arranged out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, learn about the Maori culture during a special Hangi dinner and Maori cultural performance Or how about a wine-tasting and tour on beautiful Waiheke Island near Auckland?

From the South Pacific’s must-sees to its hidden gems, this Australia and New Zealand tour is a dream vacation!

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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:

  • 16 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.

Day
17

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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