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15 Day Discover Australia & New Zealand from $4795*
Guided Vacation


  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Round trip airport transfers (see suggested flight information below)
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Travelscene After Hours Emergency Travel Assistance


  • Experience Sydney Opera House on a guided tour
  • Sail on Sydney Harbour
  • Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at famous Bondi Beach
  • Toast an Uluru Sunset with gourmet canapés and wine
  • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
  • Discover Aboriginal rock art and learn about Uluru’s sacred sites
  • Explore Kata Tjuta & hike through Walpa Gorge
  • Cuddle a koala at Cairns Wildlife Dome
  • Cruise and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Discover the fascinating glow worms of Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto
  • Immerse yourself in rich Maori arts and culture with the Tamaki family over dinner
  • Spot the famous kiwi bird in Rotorua
  • Let your hair down in the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown

Flight Information:

Flights are not included in the tour price; please call our team for the current flight prices. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense; these are the suggested group flights:
  • Day 1 Flights to arrive prior to 3pm into Cairns
  • Day 4 Must book QF1851 into Ayers Rock from Cairns
  • Day 6 Must book JQ661 into Sydney from Ayers Rock
  • Day 9 Must book QF143 into Auckland from Sydney
  • Day 12 Must book NZ5863/NZ629 into Queenstown from Rotorua via Christchurch
  • Day 15 Flights to depart Queenstown anytime

Departure Dates:

APR: 17
MAY: 15
JUL: 3
SEP: 11
OCT: 2, 30
DEC: 11

FEB: 19
MAR: 5

Travel Dates
4/1/2017 - 3/31/2018
Other travel dates may apply, please call for details.

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Price per person from   
04/01/17 – 05/31/17 $4895*
06/01/17 – 09/30/17 $4795*
10/01/17 – 03/31/18 $5095*

Terms and Conditions - Tour Code: CANZQ
*Terms & Conditions (USD): Sizzling Summer Savings valid for bookings until October 31, 2016, and is valid for selected travel dates on First Choice and Best Buys guided vacations between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017. Discounts apply only to main tour land component, not to any flights or pre and post hotel bookings. Prices are land only, 'from' per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel in low season. International airfare is not included. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (27 June 2016). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Subject to availability, this offer may be withdrawn at any time. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour code: CANZQ. CST#2001136-50.

Prices subject to change without notice. Please click here to read our terms and conditions.

Itinerary effective 1 April 2017. Tours prior may follow a different itinerary. Please enquire for details.

Day 1: Welcome to Cairns

Welcome to Cairns! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 3pm). This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and delectable dinner at Salt House on the Cairns waterfront. D
Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef

This morning board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. B L

Day 3: Cairns at Leisure

Today is all yours to relax or explore. Maybe take an optional experience to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to discover the secrets of this ancient culture. Or visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter an array of wildlife including koalas, tropical birds, reptiles and insects. B

Day 4: Cairns - Uluru

Today fly from Cairns to Ayers Rock. Join an Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. Later, travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Take a walk at Walpa Gorge and experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine. B
Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights.

Day 5: Uluru & Kata Tjuta Sightseeing

View the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise. Afterwards, gain an insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru. This evening relax with gourmet canapés and sparkling wine as you watch an Uluru sunset. Afterwards, enjoy our award-winning Uluru Barbecue Dinner. After dinner, gaze at the tremendous southern night sky as a local specialist gives you insight into the constellations. B D

Day 6: Uluru - Sydney

You may like to relax over a leisurely breakfast and take an optional experience camel ride or even a scenic flight for a bird's eye view of the desert landscape before your flight to Sydney. Your evening is free for you to explore. Your Travel Director can point you in the direction of some restaurants nearby your hotel. You'll be spoiled for choice. B
Hotel: The Grace Hotel, Sydney, 3 nights.

Day 7: Sydney Sightseeing

A day of sightseeing around this stunning harbour city awaits! Join a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House to take a sneak peak behind the scenes before discovering Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and putting your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Later, take to the water for a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise. Enjoy a fresh seasonal menu while you sail around the glistening harbour. You'll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions. Then spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. This evening, why not experience a performance under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House. B L

Day 8: Sydney at Leisure

The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Why not take an optional experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. See the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. If you've always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb'. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a unique “You’re invited” experience at Gardeners Lodge Café. Join Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Beryl for an intimate dining experience featuring fresh local produce with traditional bush flavours. It will be an evening to remember. B YD

Day 9: Sydney - Auckland

Say goodbye to Australia and fly to New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for a Regional Meal at 'Eight' at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. B D
Hotel: The Langham, Auckland.

Day 10: Auckland - Rotorua

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto on a boat tour with a Local Specialist. This evening experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior during a Powhiri, a ceremonial Maori welcome. Journey into the village for an insight into life in New Zealand prior to the arrival of European settlers. At your Be My Guest dinner, feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth. B D
Hotel: Millennium, Rotorua, 2 nights.

Day 11: Rotorua Sightseeing

A Maori Specialist will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village. See New Zealand's biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour where you may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a taste of farm life. B

Day 12: Rotorua - Queenstown

This morning you'll fly to Queenstown. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before an orientation of Queenstown and surrounds. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Mountain Range and the home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge. B
Hotel: Millennium, Queenstown, 3 nights.

Day 13: Queenstown at Leisure

A free day to do as you choose in New Zealand's adventure capital. Why not take an optional experience through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park for an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound? B

Day 14: Queenstown at Leisure

Today you may like to relax or consider taking another of our optional experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or explore Queenstown on your own. This evening join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at The Boatshed. Set in the restored historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office and relocated to its lakefront setting in 1936, The Boatshed - with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range - is the perfect venue for your exclusive dinner with wine. B D

Day 15: Depart Queenstown

Time to bid farewell as you are transferred to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). B

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(*) Prices are US Dollars per person.