Highlights of the South Pacific


  • 17 days

  • Australia and New Zealand

  • Active pace

Tour : PKG9

£49pp deposit

From

£4,524 pp

Tour only

Based on 31st Oct 2019

From

£5,522 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Stansted

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; Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch

Cairns Visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures; Great Barrier Reef with a 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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Book any 2019 departure on this tour between 5 February and 31 March and you’ll pay just £49pp deposit.

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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

Auckland

Day
1

Kia Ora—welcome to New Zealand! Hotel rooms are available for immediate 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 [LF] 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, travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Boasting some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world, this region of New Zealand has been honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. CRUISE on the fiord, with sheer rock walls rising thousands of feet from the water’s great depths.

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 historic COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. Tonight’s optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island is highly recommended

NOTE: For departures travelling through to 30 June, due to the Colonial Tramcar being out of service lunch will not be included, and instead customers will have free time for lunch.

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 - Port Douglas - Cairns

Day
11

Today, fly to Cairns, the “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Enjoy a special visit to HARTLEYS CROCODILE ADVENTURES for your chance to meet Australia's native animals. Continue to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea. Enjoy time at leisure before returning to Cairns for a 3-night stay. Dinner tonight is at a local 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, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Cairns

Day
13

A full day at leisure. You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Forest, 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 unique boutiques and art galleries in Cairns, where you are sure to find a favourite souvenir.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Cairns – Sydney

Day
14

Today, fly to Sydney, the largest city in Australia.

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 theatres. Travel to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS for a great photo opportunity and sweeping views of the harbour, 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. 

 

2020 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in August 2019. 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.

Pre Tour

+4 days Fiji extension

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

Nadi, Fiji

Day
1

Fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nadi

Day
2

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island. Visit the GARDEN OF THE SLEEPING GIANT to see a private collection of stunning tropical orchids and visit VISEISEI VILLAGE, where the Fijian people first landed centuries ago. Stop at the VUDA LOOKOUT, a tropical fruit farm perched on a cliff, where you’ll sample fruit and juice from the orchard. Visit a local market and explore the stalls selling fresh produce at NAMAKA MARKET; then stop at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Hindu temple, SRI SIVA SUBRAMANIYA. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nadi

Day
3

A full day at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nadi

Day
4

Your Fiji extension ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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

Total meals included:

  • 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

Auckland

Day
1

Meet your fellow travellers for a welcome meeting this evening.

Auckland - Waiheke Island - Auckland

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

Waimungu Volcanic Valley

Day
4

This morning, travel to the nearby Waimungu Volcanic Valley . Waimangu in the Maori language means “black water,” and the area was once the location of the most powerful geyser in the world. The valley is now home to wonderful plant and bird life, thermal hot springs, steaming cliffs, and volcanic craters. Return to Rotorua. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hangi Dinner, followed by an authentic Maori Cultural Performance.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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

Day
6

Today, 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 honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise on the fjord, with sheer rock walls rising thousands of feet from the water’s great depths. Overnight in Queenstown.

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 to Melbourne. On arrival transfer to your hotel.

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 historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. 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 – Mossman Gorge – Port Douglas

Day
11

Today, fly to Cairns, the “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” At Mossman Gorge, home to lush tropical rainforest, cascading waterfalls, towering mountains, and colourful flora and fauna experience a dreamtime walk with a member of the local indigenous community. Hear stories and legends from a long time ago while your guide demonstrates traditional plant uses. At the end of the tour, enjoy traditional bush tea and damper. Continue to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea, for a three night stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Port Douglas

Day
12

Today board a catamaran and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Port Douglas

Day
13

A full day at leisure. You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Forest, 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 unique boutiques and art galleries in downtown Port Douglas, where you are sure to find a favourite souvenir.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Port Douglas – Cairns – Sydney

Day
14

This morning, enjoy a special visit to the Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for your chance to meet Australia’s native animals. Afterward, fly to Sydney, the largest city in Australia.

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 theatres. Travel to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s Botanic Gardens for a great photo opportunity and sweeping views of the harbour, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Visit world-famous Bondi Beach for an insider’s tour of Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club with one of the lifesavers. Lunch today is at the North Bondi Returned Servicemen’s Leagues Club, located on Bondi Beach. Learn about the history of this special place and the courageous “Rats of Tobruk” while enjoying sweeping waterfront views and delicious food. Afterward, a cruise on Sydney Harbour highlights some of the city’s best views.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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 today.

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. 

 

2020 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in August 2019. 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.

Pre Tour

+4 days Fiji extension

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

Nadi, Fiji

Day
1

Fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nadi

Day
2

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island. Visit the GARDEN OF THE SLEEPING GIANT to see a private collection of stunning tropical orchids and visit VISEISEI VILLAGE, where the Fijian people first landed centuries ago. Stop at the VUDA LOOKOUT, a tropical fruit farm perched on a cliff, where you’ll sample fruit and juice from the orchard. Visit a local market and explore the stalls selling fresh produce at NAMAKA MARKET; then stop at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Hindu temple, SRI SIVA SUBRAMANIYA. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nadi

Day
3

A full day at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nadi

Day
4

Your Fiji extension ends with breakfast this morning.

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

£4,524 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

£5,522 pp

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

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

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