GLOBUS 2021: Highlights of the South Pacific (PK)
17 Day Tour from Auckland to Sydney
Ready to wash that monotony right out of your hair? Head to the South Pacific and send it on its way. Combining fun, sun, glee, and the sea, this tour of Australia and New Zealand introduces you to the favorite features and creatures of both fascinating countries. Starting in New Zealand, you'll witness Waitomo's Glowworm Caves and Rotorua's boiling mud pools before cruising through some of the coolest fiord scenery in the world in Queenstown's Milford Sound. More uplifting sights await in the 'Land Down Under' as you take a spin on Melbourne's Star Observation Wheel, a dip in the colorful, coral-filled ocean at the Great Barrier Reef, and a ferry across Sydney Harbour to see the Opera House and other harmonious sights. While you're sure to take plenty of pictures on this tour of the South Pacific, we'll take one of you with a crocodile or koala for the ultimate souvenir.
Call (806) 358-2255 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15246895
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- Offer valid through 3/31/2021
- 17 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Auckland||Welcome to Auckland! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner. (D)|
|Day 2||Auckland||AUCKLAND Guided sightseeing includes Queen Street, Auckland Domain (Auckland's oldest park), and historic Parnell Village. Ferry crossing to Waiheke Island. Free time this evening. WAIHEKE ISLAND Guided sightseeing of the island includes a visit to an olive grove, plus a tour, tasting, and lunch at a [LF] local vineyard. (B,L)|
|Day 3||Rotorua||Scenic drive through the pastoral region of Waikato en route to Waitomo. WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. MATAMATA Guided tour of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Hobbiton movie set includes the hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and structures built for the filming. Continue to Rotorua. ROTORUA Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 4||Rotorua||ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes Te Puia with its geysers, boiling mudpools, and silica terraces. Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see native bush and wildlife including the shy Kiwi bird. Free time this afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a traditional [LF] Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones), followed by an authentic Maori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance with singing, dancing, and storytelling. (B,D)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rotorua with a flightseeing excursion over volcanoes, lakes, and mountains. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.|
|Day 5||Queenstown||Fly to Queenstown.QUEENSTOWN A scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob's Peak includes dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown. (B,D)|
|Day 6||Queenstown||MILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise on Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforest. Late evening return to Queenstown. Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 7 depending on weather and road conditions today. (B,L)|
|Day 7||Queenstown||QUEENSTOWN Free day. (B)|
|Day 8||Melbourne||Fly to Melbourne. MELBOURNE Free time the remainder of the day. (B)|
|Day 9||Melbourne||MELBOURNE Guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. A ride on the [LF] Melbourne Star Observation Wheel includes a sparkling drink, appetizers, and views of Melbourne and the bay. Free time the remainder of the day. (B,L)|
|Day 10||Melbourne||MELBOURNE Free day. (B)|
|Day 11||Cairns||Fly to Cairns, 'Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.'CAIRNS Visit to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures includes kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, and more native species. [LF] Have your photo taken with a koala or a crocodile. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 12||Cairns||OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding. CAIRNS Free time this evening. (B,L)|
|Day 13||Cairns||CAIRNS Free day. (B)|
|Day 14||Sydney||Fly to Sydney SYDNEY Free time the remainder of the day. (B)|
|Day 15||Sydney||SYDNEY Sightseeing includes a tour of the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a Local Guide. See the financial district, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visit to world-famous Manly Beach includes free time, followed by ferry crossing to Sydney Harbour. Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 16||Sydney||SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant this evening. (B,D)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Sydney with a guided climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.|
|Day 17||Sydney||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
2022 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2021.
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