Wines of Australia and New Zealand


  • Australia and New Zealand

  • Steady pace

Tour : PW

Overview

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Australia and New Zealand have developed an international reputation for award-winning wines and on this Australia and New Zealand tour, you'll visit many of the wine regions and tour some of the wineries. You'll overnight in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland, Napier, Wellington, and Queenstown.

In Australia, visit the wine regions of Yarra Valley, with a cold climate perfect for high-quality grape growing; Barossa Valley, one of the world’s great wine growing areas; and Hunter Valley, home to over 120 wineries. An evening at the Wine House in Melbourne (a special experience included by Globus) gives you an introduction to Australia's wines. Also visit some of Australia’s most famous wineries, including Jacobs Creek; Seppeltsfield, famous as the world’s only winery to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year; and McGuigan Wines, named International Winemaker of the Year for a record four times. In New Zealand, enjoy lunch at a winery on beautiful Waiheke Island and visit the Hawke's Bay region, New Zealand's second-largest wine region.

In addition to wineries, this Australia and New Zealand tour also features a visit to Kangaroo Island, where you’ll see kangaroos, koalas, Australian sea lions, New Zealand fur seals, and stunning views. At Healesville Sanctuary, the best place to see Australia’s wildlife in their natural habitat, see wombats, kangaroos, dingoes, platypus, and more. In New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, witness some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery of Milford Sound on your cruise.

All of this and much more—including a tasting tour at Adelaide’s thriving Central Market—await you on this marvellous tour through Australia and New Zealand.

Highlights

Melbourne Welcome dinner; sightseeing; visit Fitzroy Gardens

Yarra Valley Visit to Healesville Sanctuary; lunch and tasting at Rochford Wines; Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

Adelaide Sightseeing; tasting tour at Adelaide’s Central Market

Kangaroo Island Seal Bay Conservation Park; Remarkable Rocks; visit to Admirals Arch

Barossa Valley Lunch and tasting at Jacobs Creek: tour and tasting at Seppeltsfield; visit to Hahndorf

Sydney Sightseeing; visit the Opera House and botanic gardens

Hunter Valley Tasting at McGuigan Wines; lunch and tasting at Hope Estate; visit to Hunter Valley Gardens and a local cheese maker

Queenstown Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound

Wellington Sightseeing including cable car ride; visit the botanic gardens

Napier Dinner and tasting at Mission Estates Winery; sightseeing

Auckland Sightseeing; excursion to Waiheke island with winery visit and farewell lunch

Tour itinerary

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

Total meals included:

  • 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners

Melbourne

Day
1

Welcome to Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner at your hotel

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Melbourne

Day
2

City sightseeing includes landmarks such as Federation Square, Queen Victoria Market, FITZROY GARDENS, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, and more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Melbourne. Excursion to Yarra Valley

Day
3

Journey to the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s premium wine regions. With its cool climate, the valley is perfect for high-quality grape growing and the area is well known for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, sparkling wine, and a wide range of varietals. First stop is HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY, world-renowned as the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. See koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey, and platypus during your time here. Then, it’s on to ROCHFORD WINES for lunch along with a tasting of the vineyard’s wines. Before heading back to Melbourne, we’ll stop at the YARRA VALLEY CHOCOLATERIE, where they hand-craft over 250 different chocolate products. Here’s your chance to try a variety of chocolates and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Melbourne

Day
4

A full free day to explore more of Melbourne on your own. You may wish to consider a day tour to the scenic Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles” or travel to Phillip Island and see the famous Penguin Parade.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Melbourne - Adelaide

Day
5

Fly to Adelaide, where sightseeing includes St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Adelaide Oval, and North Adelaide. Your tour ends at the city’s Central Market, a thriving hub for food and culture for over 148 years. While here, enjoy a TASTING TOUR of the market. Enjoy a range of delicious samples that represent the multicultural community of South Australia. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Why not indulge in Adelaide’s fabulous food and wine scene this evening?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Adelaide. Excursion to Kangaroo Island

Day
6

This morning, travel to KANGAROO ISLAND, one of the best places to see Australia’s native wildlife up close. Visit SEAL BAY CONSERVATION PARK for the chance to walk on the beach and learn more about the rare colony of Australia sea lions. Visit REMARKABLE ROCKS with its stunning views and unique formations. After lunch, explore the lighthouse and rugged cliffs found at ADMIRALS ARCH, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals. Return to Adelaide late this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Adelaide. Excursion to the Barossa Valley & Hahndorf

Day
7

Wind your way through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to the Barossa, one of the world’s great wine regions, renowned for its food, wine, cultural experiences, and easygoing lifestyle. Our first stop is for a visit to JACOBS CREEK, one of Australia’s most famous wineries. Here, enjoy a walking tour of the vineyard as well as a farm-to-table style lunch. Next, a tasting at SEPPELTSFIELD, which was established in 1851 and is famous for the unbroken lineage of its Tawny Centennial Collection, with every vintage from 1878 to the current year. The estate remains the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year. Continue to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. During your free time here, you can explore the many shops and galleries filled with local arts, crafts, and produce. Return to Adelaide, where your evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Adelaide - Sydney

Day
8

Board your flight to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Upon arrival, a sightseeing tour includes the famous SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and a visit to the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS for great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbour. The remainder of the day is yours to explore more Sydney.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sydney. Excursion to Hunter Valley

Day
9

Today takes us to Hunter Valley, home to over 120 wineries. Our first stop is at MCGUIGAN WINES, named “International Winemaker of the Year” for a world-record four times. Their knowledgeable staff will guide you through a tasting of McGuigan’s wines. Next, enjoy lunch and a tasting at HOPE ESTATE, known for their Shiraz, Sémillon, Chardonnay, and Verdelho. There’s also time to explore the 60 acres of HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS, home to 10 unique gardens including a sunken garden, rose garden, and Italian grotto. Before returning to Sydney, visit a local CHEESE MAKER to sample some of the artisan cheese and learn how it is made. Evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Sydney

Day
10

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks district, explore vibrant Darling Harbour, or climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sydney - Queenstown, New Zealand

Day
11

This morning, bid farewell to Australia as you board your flight to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may want to enjoy a stroll along Lake Wakatipu and watch the sunset or enjoy a glass of wine at a local café.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Queenstown. Excursion to Milford Sound

Day
12

Today, travel to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world. During your CRUISE on the fiord, see cascading waterfalls, wildlife, and experience this pristine natural setting just as early Maori and European explorers did.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Queenstown

Day
13

A full day for you to explore Queenstown on your own. You may want to take an exciting jet boat ride on the Dart River, shop for a favourite souvenir in the many boutiques around town, or take a gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak for amazing views below.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Queenstown - Wellington

Day
14

Today, fly to Wellington, located on New Zealand’s North Island. This capital city is known for its vibrant art scene, world-class restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. This evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Wellington

Day
15

Our day begins with a sightseeing tour of Wellington. Take a scenic CABLE CAR ride, visit the beautiful BOTANIC GARDENS, see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city and harbour from the top of Mount Victoria. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Wellington - Napier

Day
16

Travel across New Zealand’s North Island to the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region, known for its gourmet food and world-class wineries. This evening, dinner is served at MISSION ESTATES WINERY.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Napier - Lake Taupo - Auckland

Day
17

This morning’s tour explains how a national disaster resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world. Your Local Guide will entertain you with historical stories and point out unique architecture details. On our way to Auckland, we make a photo stop at picturesque Lake Taupo. Then it’s on to the “City of Sails” for a 2-night stay. This evening is at leisure. You may wish to travel to the top of Sky City for amazing views of the city and harbour below.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Auckland. Excursion to Waiheke Island

Day
18

This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Auckland. 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 you’ll visit a WINERY for a tour tasting and farewell lunch. The perfect ending to your South Pacific vacation!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Auckland

Day
19

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.

 

Note: Visits to specific vineyards may become unavailable for a number of reasons beyond our control. if this should happen, another vineyard will be substituted.

 

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 Great Barrier Reef Pre extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Cairns, Australia

Day
1

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

Cairns. Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Day
2

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOUR, view the reef from an underwater observatory, watch a fish feeding, or enjoy a marine touch tank.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Cairns

Day
3

A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. Your Local Host will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Cairns - Melbourne

Day
4

Fly to Melbourne and join Day 1 of your Tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Post 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:

  • 17 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners

Melbourne

Day
1

Your hotel room is available for immediate check-in. This evening enjoy a welcome briefing at your hotel.

Melbourne

Day
2

City sightseeing includes landmarks such as Federation Square, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, and more. This afternoon is free to explore on your own. Tonight, spend the evening at the Wine House, where you’ll receive an introduction to the wines of Australia with a 3-course dinner

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Melbourne - Yarra Valley

Day
3

Journey to the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s premium wine regions. With its cool climate, the valley is perfect for high quality grape growing and the area is well known for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, sparkling wine, and a wide range of varietals. First stop is Healsville Sanctuary, world-renown as the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. See koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey, and platypus during your time here. Then, it’s on to Oakridge Wines for a farm-to-fork lunch along with a tasting of the vineyard’s wines. Before heading back to Melbourne, we’ll stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where they hand craft over 250 different chocolate products. Here’s your chance to try a variety of chocolate and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Melbourne

Day
4

A full free day to explore more of Melbourne on your own. You may wish to consider a day tour to the scenic Great Ocean Road to see the ‘Twelve Apostles’ or travel to Phillip Island and see the famous Penguin Parade. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Melbourne - Adelaide

Day
5

Fly to Adelaide where sightseeing includes St Peter’s Cathedral, the Adelaide Oval and North Adelaide. Your tour ends at the city’s Central Market, a thriving hub for food and culture for over 148 years. While here, enjoy a tasting tour of the market. Enjoy a range of delicious samples that represent the multicultural community of South Australia. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Why not indulge in Adelaide’s fabulous food and wine scene this evening?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Adelaide - Kangaroo Island - Adelaide

Day
6

This morning, travel to Kangaroo Island, one of the best places to see Australia’s native wildlife up close. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and have the chance to walk on the beach and learn more about the rare colony of Australia Sea Lions. Visit remarkable rocks with its stunning views and unique formations. After lunch, explore the light house and rugged cliffs found at Admirals Arch, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals. Return to Adelaide late this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Adelaide - Barossa Valley & Hahndorf - Adelaide

Day
7

Wind your way through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to the Barossa, one of the world’s great wine regions, renowned for its food, wine, cultural experiences, and easygoing lifestyle. Our first stop is for a visit to Jacobs Creek, one of Australia’s most famous wineries. Here, enjoy a walking tour of the vineyard as well as a farm-to-table style lunch. Next, a tasting at Seppeltsfield, which was established in 1851 and is famous for its unbroken lineage of Tawny, every vintage from 1878 to the current year. The estate remains the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year. Continue to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. During your free time here, you can explore the many shops and galleries filled with local arts, crafts, and produce. Return to Adelaide where your evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Adelaide - Sydney

Day
8

Board your flight to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Upon arrival, a sightseeing tour includes the famous Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and a visit to the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS for great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbour. Dinner this evening is served at a Waterfront restaurant offering fantastic views of Sydney Harbour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Sydney - Hunter Valley - Sydney

Day
9

Today takes us to Hunter Valley, home to over 120 wineries. Our first stop is at Mcguigan Wines, named ‘International Winemaker of the Year’ for a world-record four times. Their knowledgeable staff will guide you through a tasting of McGuigan wines. Next, enjoy lunch and a tasting at Hope Estate, known for their Shiraz, Sémillon, Chardonnay, and Verdelho. There’s also time to explore the 60 acres of Hunter Valley Gardens, home to 10 unique gardens including a sunken garden, rose garden, and Italian grotto. Before returning to Sydney, visit a local Cheesemaker to sample some of the artisan cheese and learn how it is made. Evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Sydney

Day
10

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks district, explore vibrant Darling Harbour, or climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sydney - Auckland, New Zealand

Day
11

Fly to Auckland, New Zealand, the “City of Sails.” Your evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Auckland - Waiheke Island - Auckland

Day
12

This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Auckland. 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 you’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 - Lake Taupo - Napier

Day
13

Travel across New Zealand’s North Island with a stop at picturesque Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier, which lies in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region, known for its gourmet food and world-class wineries. This evening, dinner is served at a local Mission Estates Winery.

Napier - Wellington

Day
14

This morning’s tour explains how a national disaster resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world. Your Local Guide will entertain you with stories, history, and point out unique architecture details. Continue to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city also known for its vibrant art scene, world-class restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. This evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Wellington

Day
15

Our day begins with a sightseeing tour of Wellington. Take a scenic cable car ride, visit the beautiful Botanic Gardens, see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city and harbour from the top of Mount Victoria. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Wellington - Queenstown

Day
16

Today, fly to New Zealand’s South Island and the “Adventure Capital” of Queenstown. This evening, you may want to enjoy a stroll along Lake Wakatipu and watch the sunset.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Queenstown

Day
17

Travel to Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. On a cruise in Milford Sound, see cascading waterfalls, wildlife, and experience this pristine natural setting just as early Maori and European explorers did.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Queenstown

Day
18

A full day for you to explore Queenstown on your own. You may want to take an exciting jet boat ride on the Dart River, shop for a favourite souvenir in the many boutiques around town, or take a gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak for amazing views below. This evening, toast to lifelong memories at a special farewell dinner which features a wine tasting. The perfect ending to your holiday!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Queenstown

Day
19

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.

 

Note: Visits to specific vineyards may become unavailable for a number of reasons beyond our control. if this should happen, another vineyard will be substituted.

 

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
+4 days Great Barrier Reef extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Cairns, Australia

Day
1

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

Cairns. Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Day
2

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOUR, view the reef from an underwater observatory, watch a fish feeding, or enjoy a marine touch tank.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Cairns

Day
3

A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. Your Local Host will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Cairns - Melbourne

Day
4

Fly to Melbourne and join Day 1 of your Tour.

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

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

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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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