Experience the best of Australia and New Zealand on an unforgettable tour filled with fascinating wildlife, dramatic scenery, and the region’s favorite cities.
In New Zealand, float by boat through the Waitomo caves under thousands of glowworms, visit the picturesque farm that brought the Hobbiton movie set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy to life, and find inspiration from the majestic beauty of Fiordland National Park, where you’ll cruise the remote Doubtful Sound to experience its pristine natural setting. Doubtful Sound is 10 times larger and three times longer than Milford Sound, its more well-known cousin to the north. Visit Waimungu Volcanic Valley, home to wonderful plant life, thermal hot springs, and volcanic craters and experience all that Queenstown offers as the “Adventure Capital of the World.”
Dine aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as it winds its way through the city streets of Melbourne (a special experience included by Globus), and lose yourself in the city’s boutiques and decadent food and wine scene. From the laid-back seaside town of Port Douglas, a full-day excursion takes you to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or to take a semi-submersible watercraft tour of the famous underwater world. You’ll also visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure for a guided tour to see native animals, including Cassowary, Wallaby, Quoli, and Crocodiles. Tour the world-famous Opera House in Sydney and enjoy a spectacular harbor cruise. From Sydney, it’s off to Fiji to tour Nadi on the main island, then enjoy leisure time to explore further or relax at your beach resort.
Throughout this Australia and New Zealand tour, Globus has also arranged out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, learn about the use of traditional plants during a dreamtime walk with an indigenous guide at Mossman Gorge. Or how about a wine-tasting and tour near Auckland?
From the South Pacific’s must-sees to its hidden gems, this vacation is sure to leave you with priceless memories for a lifetime.
Orientation; excursion to Waiheke Island with [LF] winery visit and lunch
Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Visit the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Visit Waimungu Volcanic Valley; enjoy a [LF] Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner
Gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for dinner; visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Doubtful Sound
Sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; [LF] Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch
[LF] Dreamtime walk with indigenous guide
Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities
Visit the Cairns Tropical Zoo
Dinner at Waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour; sightseeing tour; visit the Opera House; botanic gardens; and [LF] Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club; [LF] lunch at the North Bondi Returned Servicemen’s Leagues Club; Sydney Harbour cruise
Sightseeing tour; visit Viseisei Village and Garden of the Sleeping Giant; stop at Vuda Lookout; Host service