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Naturally New Zealand with Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne & Fiji

25 days with Monograms   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
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Day 1 Sydney. Welcome to Sydney. 
The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 2 Sydney. 
Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)

Day 3 Sydney. 
Enjoy a full day at leisure in this vibrant city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (B)

Day 4 Sydney–Cairns. 
Today, fly to Cairns. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 5 Cairns. Excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. 
Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where your evening is at leisure. (B,L)

Day 6 Cairns. 
A full day at leisure to explore tropical Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to visit a zoo to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. (B)

Day 7 Cairns–Melbourne.
Fly to Melbourne where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 8 Melbourne. 
Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick’s Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), the Italian Quarter, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the EUREKA SKYDECK for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 9 Melbourne. 
Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. You may want to join an excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel the spectacular Great Ocean Road, or dine aboard a tramcar restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. (B)

Day 10 Melbourne–Auckland, New Zealand.
Today, fly to Auckland. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 11 Auckland.
Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a CRUISE on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland and its surroundings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 12 Auckland–Waitomo–Hobbiton–Rotorua. 
Today, travel via motorcoach south to Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Afterward, visit the HOBBITON MOVIE SET from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Continue on to Rotorua. (B,L)

Day 13 Rotorua.
This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to TE PUIA, RAINBOW SPRINGS, and the AGRODOME. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, you may choose to join our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner. (B)

Day 14 Rotorua–Wellington.
Fly to Wellington, capital of New Zealand. (B)

Day 15 Wellington. 
Your guided morning sightseeing tour takes you to see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings as well as scenic views from the top of Mount Victoria. Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanical Gardens, then drive around the rugged Wellington coastline, discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington’s most popular beaches. During your free time today, you may want to visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country’s great heritage and natural wonders. (B)

Day 16 Wellington–Christchurch. 
Today, fly to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. (B)

Day 17 Christchurch. Excursion to Akaroa. 
Today, travel to Akaroa, a former French and British settlement where you will have some time to explore the charming village with its colonial architecture, galleries, and cafés. Afterward, take a NATURE CRUISE on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see some of the native wildlife, including New Zealand fur seals, the white-flippered blue penguin, and the Hector’s dolphin, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. Return to Christchurch in the late afternoon. (B)

Day 18 Christchurch–Mount Cook National Park. 
Travel south by motorcoach via the Canterbury Plains to the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Tekapo, where the Southern Alps provide the backdrop for a stunning photo. Continue on to Mount Cook National Park. After lunch at your hotel, you will have time to explore this alpine wonderland. (B,L,D)

Day 19 Mount Cook National Park–Queenstown
 Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore the area. In the afternoon, travel via motorcoach past Lake Pukaki and rugged Mackenzie Basin to Omarama, where you will make a comfort stop. Continue on to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” (B,L)

Day 20 Queenstown. Excursion to Milford Sound. 
Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley and join your Milford Sound CRUISE for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown in the late afternoon. Your evening is at leisure. (B)

Day 21 Queenstown. 
Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Perhaps choose an optional jetboat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (B)

Day 22 Queenstown–Nadi, Fiji.
Fly from Queenstown to tropical Fiji. Transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 23 Nadi.
A full free day to explore this tropical paradise. Your Local Host can give you suggestions for things to do to make the most of your time. (B)

Day 24 Nadi.
Another full day to take in the sites or just relax. Play a round of golf, go sailing, scuba, snorkel, or shop for a favorite souvenir. Other options include being pampered with a spa treatment or just relaxing by your resort’s pool. (B)

Day 25 Nadi.
Your stay in Fiji ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Map
All This Included
  • Local host in Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown & Nadi
  • American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
  • Transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included)
Accommodations
Sydney: Rydges World Square
Cairns: Pacific Hotel
Melbourne: Mercure Treasury Gardens
Auckland: Crowne Plaza Auckland
Rotorua: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Wellington: Travelodge Wellington
Christchurch: Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Mount Cook: The Hermitage
Queenstown: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown
Fiji: Sofitel Fuji Resort & Spa
Notes
  • Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.
  • 2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.
  • During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, certain activities may not be available. A different activity may be substituted or a refund offered if your included activity is not available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.