31 Day Reef Islands and NZ getaway
31 Day Reef Islands and NZ getaway
Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, a tour of the Sydney city sights, underground caverns in Waitomo and a cruise on the Milford Sound – all this and more can be found on a bumper 31 day trip exploring Australia and New Zealand
Tour highlights
  • Spend an afternoon amongst the coral on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a two night stay on the world’s largest sand island>
  • Explore the sights of Sydney at your own pace
  • Take a Dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett
  • Experience the underground glowworms in the Waitomo Caves
  • Admire the stunning surroundings of the Milford Sound
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Day 1: Arrive Cairns
You’ll be met on arrival in Cairns before being transferred to you hotel ahead of some free time in the city. When evening arrives, enjoy a highlight dinner at Tjapukai to begin your trip in style.
  • Pullman Cairns International (HD)
Day 2: Great Barrier Reef
Take a catamaran ride out to an exclusive reef platform where you can enjoy time amongst the coral and marine life.
  • Pullman Cairns International (B,L)
Day 3: Cairns – Atherton Tablelands – Mission Beach
Ride above the rainforest with a trip on the Kuranda Skyrail before heading for the small coastal resort of Mission Beach.
  • Castaways Resort and Spa, Mission Beach (B,D)
Days 4 & 5: Mission Beach – Townsville – Daydream Island
Take a tour of Townsville before cruising through the Whitsundays to Daydream Island, where you then have a full day to explore your stunning surroundings of take part in one of the various optional activities that are available.
  • Daydream Island Resort and Spa(Day 4: B,D – Day 5: B)
Day 6: Daydream Island – Rockhampton
Head back to the mainland and take a trip through sugarcane country to Rockhampton, known as the 'Beef Capital of Australia'.
  • Central Park Motel, Rockhampton (B,D)
Days 7 & 8: Rockhampton – Fraser Island
Take a cruise out to Fraser Island and enjoy two nights enjoying exploring Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world.
  • Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island (Day 7: B,D – Day 8: B)
Day 9: Fraser Island – Gold Coast
Travel to Australia Zoo – made famous by the late Steve Irwin – to encounter plenty of wildlife native to the country before continuing on to the Gold Coast.
  • Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise (B)
Day 10: Gold Coast – Byron Bay – Port Macquarie
Head through Australia’s most easterly point at Cape Byron as you journey to New South Wales to spend the night at Port Macquarie.
  • Rydges Port Macquarie (B)
Day 11: Port Macquarie – Sydney
On arrival in Sydney, take a sightseeing coach tour before enjoying an evening meal at the Sydney Tower.
  • Parkroyal Darling Harbour (B,HD)
Days 12-15: Sydney
After a morning sightseeing tour on day twelve, the remainder of your time in Sydney is yours to do as you wish, with a range of optional tours available.
  • Parkroyal Darling Harbour (B)
Days 16 & 17: Sydney – Auckland
Fly from Sydney to Auckland where the following day is spent at leisure before meeting up with your New Zealand tour director and fellow travellers in the evening.
  • Copthorne Hotel, Auckland (B)
Days 18 & 19: Auckland – Bay of Islands
Leave Auckland to visit the stunning Bay of Islands, where you’ll have the following day free to explore at your own pace.
  • Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Bay of Islands (Day 18: B, HD – Day 19: B)
Day 20: Bay of Islands – Auckland
Enjoy the chance to spot the local wildlife on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett before heading back to Auckland.
  • Copthorne Hotel, Auckland (B,D)
Days 21 & 22: Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua
Leave Auckland behind and take a visit to the stunning underground limestone caverns at Waitomo for a guided tour of the caves and their glowworms. Then, head for the Te Puia - the living centre of Maori arts and crafts and home to the world-famous Pohutu Geyser – for a tour followed by a M\u0101ori Hangi feast. The following day is yours to explore Rotorua further.
  • Copthorne Hotel, Rotorua (Day 21: B,HD – Day 22: B)
Day 23: Rotorua – Lake Taupo – Wellington
Admire the beauty of Lake Taupo as you head south from Rotorua to Wellington, the capital city.
  • Ibis Wellington (B)
Day 24: Wellington – Cook Strait – Ashburton
Leave the North Island behind with a cruise across the Cook Straight, sailing through the breathtaking Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds before journeying on to Ashburton for the overnight stay.
  • Hotel Ashburton
Day 25: Ashburton – Fox Glacier
Head through the stunning Southern Alps before travelling down the coast to the Westland National Park, viewing the Franz Josef Glacier on the way.
  • Heartland Hotel, Fox Glacier (B,D)
Days 26 & 27: Fox Glacier – Queenstown
Head for the resort of Queenstown where you’ll have your choice of various optional extras on a free day of exploration, including a jet boat ride or a gondola trip.
  • Copthorne Hotel and Apartments, Queenstown Lakeview
Day 28: Queenstown – Fiordland National Park – Te Anau
Leave Queenstown to head for the picturesque Fiordland National Park, where you’ll take a cruise along the full length of the famous Milford Sound.
  • Kingsgate Hotel, Te Anau (B,D)
Day 29: Te Anau – Dunedin
Leave the Fiordland region behind and head for Dunedin, the second largest city on the South Island, for a guided tour. After that, pay a visit to Lanarch Castle, the only castle in the entire country.
  • Dunedin Leisure Lodge (B,D)
Day 30: Dunedin – Mt Cook – Lake Tekapo
Marvel at the beauty of Mt Cook and the surrounding alpine scenery as you journey to the shores of Lake Tekapo, where you’ll enjoy a hosted dinner featuring the best of New Zealand’s fresh produce.
  • Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo (B,HD)
Day 31: Lake Tekapo – Christchurch
Stop off for a visit to the famous Church of the Good Shepherd as you head for Christchurch, and the transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.
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  • 31 nights premium accommodation in hotels as specified
  • Meals as specified: B=Breakfasts, L=Lunch, D=Dinners, 5 highlight dinners
  • Touring by air-conditioned motor coach as specified
  • Services of a dedicated Travel marvel Tour Director and Professional Driver
  • Airport transfers, excursions, & sightseeing as per itinerary (excl optional items)
  • International flights in Tour Only prices
  • Internal flights under any price option

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