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This epic 22 day escorted tour showcases the iconic landmarks and experiences of both Australia and New Zealand. Travel with like minded companions in the company of a dedicated driver and experienced guide. Start in Melbourne, finish in Christchurch and along the way indulge in exclusive drinks under the stars in the shadow of Uluru, take a journey on the iconic TranzAlpine railway through the Southern Alps, enjoy a private tour of the Sydney Opera House and take a snorkelling trip to the Great Barrier Reef. With lots of experiences included as well as free time to explore at your leisure this trip is sure to leave you wanting to see even more of Australia and New Zealand.
Explore Melbourne today starting with a morning city sights tour before discovering the gracious arcades, eclectic laneways and vibrant streets on a private walking tour. Day 3 is at your leisure to further explore Melbourne, maybe add on one of the optional experiences; Phillip Island - Penguins, Kangaroos and Koalas.
Overnight – Crowne Plaza Hotel (Breakfast included)
Rise early for a morning flight to Alice Springs and spend time visiting the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening join the Falzon family for a home-cooked gourmet barbecue dinner (Be My Guest).
Overnight – Mercure Alice Springs Resort (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Travel though the West MacDonnell Ranges to Uluru. Enjoy sparkling wine as you watch the sun set over the world's largest monolith. The following morning enjoy the sunrise over Uluru then tour the caves at the base before carrying on over the red desert plains to Kata Tjuta. After walking through the towering domes of Kata Tjuta's majestic rock formation share drinks over another glorious sunset.
Overnight – Comfort Inn Bay of Isles (Breakfast included)
Rise before the sun and travel the short distance to Bruce Munro's Field of Light. Later join an Indigenous artist for an introduction to Western Desert Art. In the afternoon take a flight to Cairns for the next leg of your adventure.
Overnight – Shangri-La, The Marina, Cairns (Breakfast included)
This morning board the high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. The trip will allow you to go snorkelling (equipment provided) or view the coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory. A tropical buffet lunch is included on board before heading back to Cairns. Dinner tonight is at a waterfront restaurant.
Overnight – Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
See the sights of Sydney with a tour of the famous Opera House followed by a visit to the legendary Bondi Beach. Later on, gain an alternative view of the city on a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise. Your second day in Sydney is free for you to explore at your leisure, optional experiences options include a Blue Mountains & Australia Wildlife trip or why not climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Overnight – Intercontinental Hotel Sydney (Day 11: Breakfast included, Day 12: Breakfast & Lunch included)
Meet hosts Isabelle and Tim Weston for a morning tea at their home, Britten Stables. A former horse stables which the couple have now restored and transformed into an exquisite home. Spend your last evening with your Travel Director and the group for a Farewell Dinner.
Overnight – Distinction Christchurch (Breakfast & Dinner included)
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