Highlights of the South Pacific


  • 17 days

  • Australia and New Zealand

  • Active pace

Tour : PK

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£4,849 pp

Tour only

Based on 9th Apr 2020

From

£6,334 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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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 favourite 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 Hobbiton 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 Waimungu Volcanic Valley, home to wonderful plant life, thermal hot springs, and volcanic craters and experience all that Queenstown offers as the “Adventure Capital of the World.”

Dine aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as it winds its way through the city streets of Melbourne (a special experience included by Globus), and lose yourself in the city’s boutiques and decadent food and wine scene. 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 colour and marine life. You’ll also visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for a guided tour to see native animals, including Cassowary, Wallaby, Quoli, and Crocodiles. Go behind the scenes at the world-famous Opera House in Sydney and enjoy a spectacular harbour 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 use of traditional plants during a dreamtime walk with an indigenous guide at Mossman Gorge. Or how about a wine-tasting and tour near Auckland? From the South Pacific’s must-sees to its hidden gems, this Australia and New Zealand tour is a dream holiday!

Highlights

AUCKLAND Orientation; excursion to Waiheke Island with winery visit and lunch

WAITOMO 
Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves

MATAMATA 
Visit the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings trilogy

ROTORUA 
Visit Te Puia and Rainbow Springs; enjoy a Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner

QUEENSTOWN 
Gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for scenic dinner; visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound

MELBOURNE 
Sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

CAIRNS 
Visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure with souvenir photo with a koala or a croc; Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities

SYDNEY 
Sightseeing tour; visit the Opera House, botanic gardens, and Manly Beach, ferry ride through Sydney Harbour; farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour

 

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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, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.

Day
1

Kia Ora—welcome to New Zealand! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing.

AUCKLAND. EXCURSION TO WAIHEKE ISLAND

Day
2

This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Auckland, the "City of Sails". See bustling Queen Street, the city's oldest park, Auckland Domain, and the historic Parnell Village. Then, take a ferry to beautiful Waiheke Island, where we'll visit a WINERY for a tour, tasting, and lunch. The remainder of the day is yours to explore more of Auckland.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

AUCKLAND–WAITOMO–MATAMATA–ROTORUA.

Day
3

This morning, depart Auckland and travel through the green pastoral region of Waikato to the famous WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Experience a guided tour through the limestone chambers and passages of the cavern. Take a silent boat trip through Glowworm Grotto as you glide quietly beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Next, stop at a picturesque farm near Matamata that was transformed into the HOBBITON MOVIE SET from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. During your visit, see the hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and other structures built for the movies. Continue on to Rotorua for a 2-night stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROTORUA

Day
4

This morning, visit TE PUIA, Rotorua's most prominent thermal area with New Zealand's largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces. Next visit RAINBOW SPRINGS to view native bush and wildlife including the shy Kiwi bird. This evening, enjoy a traditional HANGI DINNER, followed by an authentic MAORI CULTURAL PERFORMANCE.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ROTORUA–QUEENSTOWN.

Day
5

Fly to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Tonight, take a scenic GONDOLA RIDE to the top of Bob’s Peak. Take in the spectacular mountain views and the lights of Queenstown below as you dine in the Skyline Restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND.

Day
6

Today, enjoy a full-day excursion to Milford Sound. Travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, this region of New Zealand has been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. CRUISE on the fiord, with sheer rock walls rising thousands of feet from the water’s great depths. Return to Queenstown late this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

QUEENSTOWN.

Day
7

A full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Consider an optional visit to a local vineyard and sample some of the prize vintages—or maybe take a thrilling jetboat ride on the Dart River. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you plan your day to explore, shop, and enjoy optional activities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

QUEENSTOWN–MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Day
8

This morning, board your flight across the Tasman Sea to Melbourne.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MELBOURNE.

Day
9

Today's sightseeing tour includes landmarks such as Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia's war heroes. Visit beautiful FITZROY GARDENS, then drive past the lush Royal Botanic Gardens. You'll soon discover the different architectural influences of this city as you see the Victorian Arts Centre and other buildings of significance. Next, enjoy a unique lunch experience on board the MELBOURNE STAR OBSERVATION WHEEL. Savor a sparkling drink and nibbles as you admire breathtaking 360-degree views of Melbourne and the bay. Tonight's optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island is highly recommended.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

MELBOURNE.

Day
10

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this multicultural and cosmopolitan city. Dine at a local restaurant and immerse yourself in Melbourne’s passionate food and wine scene or walk along Chapel and Brunswick Streets, famous for great shopping. Take a trip out of town to sample award-winning wines in the Yarra Valley or drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MELBOURNE–CAIRNS

Day
11

Today, fly to Cairns, the "Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef". Enjoy a special visit to the HARTLEY'S CROCODILE ADVENTURES for your chance to meet Australia's native animals such as kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, and more. Before departing, get a PHOTO taken with a koala or a crocodile. The perfect souvenir! Dinner tonight is at a local waterside restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Day
12

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Your CRUISE to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, includes the option to SNORKEL, take a GLASS-BOTTOM-BOAT TOUR, view the reef from an underwater observatory, and watch a fish feeding.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CAIRNS

Day
13

A full day at leisure. You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest living rainforest and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include hiking, relaxing by your resort’s pool, or window shopping at the boutiques and art galleries, where you are sure to find a favorite souvenir.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CAIRNS–SYDNEY

Day
14

Fly to Sydney, the largest city in Australia. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SYDNEY.

Day
15

Explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Visit the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a guided tour of its interior and theaters. Travel to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS for a great photo opportunity and sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Visit world-famous MANLY BEACH with time to explore the shops or perhaps go for a stroll on the beach. Afterward, take a FERRY back to Sydney Harbour and enjoy some of the city’s best views. Make sure to have your camera ready!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SYDNEY.

Day
16

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join our optional excursions to the Blue Mountains or to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s leading wine-growing regions. You can even climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge! Your Tour Director will help you make the most of this exciting city. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at a WATERFRONT RESTAURANT overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SYDNEY.

Day
17

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

2021 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in August 2020. If we have to modify an itinerary, you will have an opportunity to cancel without penalty. See our full terms and conditions for more details.>

 

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+4 days Fiji Extension

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch

NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST.

Day
1

Fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise. Arrive in Nadi and transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CORAL COAST.

Day
2

Today is at leisure. Make sure to check the daily activities offered at your resort. You may wish to take a dip in the pool, enjoy a Fijian handicraft demonstration, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool drink.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CORAL COAST.

Day
3

This morning’s highlight is a half-day SIGATOKA RIVER SAFARI. Be transported into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard a custom-built jet boat. Cruise your way up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CORAL COAST–NADI.

Day
4

Transfer from the Coral Coast to the Nadi International Airport today where your vacation ends.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£4,849 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals

Tour with flights

From

£6,334 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

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