18 Day Australia & New Zealand with Cairns & Ayers Rock
Air & Land
|18 Day Australia & New Zealand with Cairns & Ayers Rock|
|Flynn, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort||Cairns|
|Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort||Cairns|
|Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort||Cairns|
|Rydges World Square||Sydney|
|Desert Gardens Hotel||Ayers Rock|
|Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel||Mascot|
|Millennium Hotel Queenstown||Queenstown|
|Novotel Rotorua Lakeside||Rotorua|
|Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands||Paihia|
|Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands||Paihia|
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|2019 Dates & Prices|
|2020 Dates & Prices|
Optional tours and gratuities.
This package is based on pre-confirmed flights via Air New Zealand and may only be purchased with these flights.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Los Angeles-Cairns, Auckland-Los Angeles
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Cairns-Sydney, Sydney-Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock-Sydney, Sydney-Queenstown, Queenstown-Rotorua
- 15 nights First Class accommodations
- 3 nights Cairns
- 3 nights Sydney
- 2 nights Ayers Rock
- 3 nights Queenstown
- 2 nights Rotorua
- 2 nights Bay of Islands
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- 23 meals: 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of an English-speaking tour managers
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Visit the Great Barrier Reef at the Low Isles
- View many of Sydney's highlights, including the famous Opera House
- Admire the impressive rock formations at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- Enjoy a scenic cruise of Milford Sound with stunning views of Mitre Peak
- Visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve and learn about Maori traditions
- Explore the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, one of New Zealand's most important historic sites
Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately paced program features some group touring highlights, with ample time to participate in a variety of optional tours that are available, or to explore on your own. Most city to city transfers are via flight. There may be a couple of early mornings, dependent upon your group's flight schedule. Some optional and included sightseeing will require walking for extended periods of time, walking over uneven terrain, or travel in 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain. Some hotels in Bay of Islands and Queenstown are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
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This deluxe hotel overlooks the Cairns Esplanade.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in the center of Cairns on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is located on the Cairns Esplanade.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is centrally located in Sydney's central business district.Hotel Details
This superior first class hotel is situated in the Ayers Rock Resort.Hotel Details
This superior first class hotel is about a twenty minute drive away from the Sydney Opera House.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in centre city Queenstown near to its many attractions.Hotel Details
This first class hotel has magnificent views of Lake Rotorua.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Ride the Kuranda Skyrail that takes you on an amazing gondola experience over the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. Along the way, stop for a Ranger guided boardwalk tour and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays. Arrive at the historic village of Kuranda, nestled high up the tropical mountains. Spend time at leisure to explore the village, the heritage markets and learn about aboriginal culture. On your descent, marvel at the magnificent views of Barron Falls and Barron Gorge National Park. Conclude your tour with an authentic Australian dinner.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.
|Day #5||15 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019||$145.00|
|26 Dec 2019 - 11 May 2020||$145.00|
Depart Cairns and head north on a coastal drive to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, an eco-park and working crocodile farm. Learn about Australia's incredible wildlife and discover the park's five different ecological zones. Walk along pathways and boardwalks to view the various native fauna and attend live shows and feedings to learn more about Australia’s wildlife. See the Crocodile Attack Show, featuring massive crocs snapping food from a pole. Enjoy lunch before your return to Cairns.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.
|Day #5||01 May 2019 - 22 May 2020||$120.00|
Set out on the waters of Sydney Harbour in a luxury air-conditioned catamaran. Sail by the floodlit Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and other landmarks as you watch the city change colors with the sunset. Start with a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy your three course dinner with an array of international dishes including fresh seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes - an unforgettable dining experience!
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #7||01 May 2019 - 31 May 2020||$115.00|
Experience the tranquility of the pre-dawn land. See the first rays of sun reach across and set alight the expanses of Australia's Red Center. Continue along the Mutitjulu Walk and visit the waterhole that has provided the Aboriginal people with water for thousands of years. View examples of traditional Aboriginal rock art along the way before visiting the Kata Tjuta Cultural Center, home to a collection of handmade ceramics, traditional punu (woodwork) and art from the Anangu people.
Details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #9||20 Nov 2019 - 31 May 2020||$145.00|
Tonight embark on an unforgettable dining experience as you sample local bush tucker (bush foods) accompanied by assorted cultural entertainment. The evening begins with chilled sparkling wine and canapés served on a viewing platform providing vistas of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The unique, reverberating sound of a didgeridoo will lead you into dinner as you settle down at your table. During dinner, enjoy a traditional Aboriginal dance performance and storytelling from the resident star talker as they decode the night skies and point out assorted planets and galaxies that are visible thanks to the clarity of the atmosphere, weather permitting. Note, this tour is not recommended for children under 10 years of age.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #8||01 Sep 2019 - 31 May 2020||$154.00|
Savor a traditional home cooked New Zealand three course dinner accompanied by a glass of New Zealand wine, beer, or juice with a local family. Give yourself the chance to experience local culture in a relaxed and comfortable environment with fascinating conversation about the way of life in New Zealand, while also exchanging views and experiences with your hosts.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.
|Day #14||01 Sep 2019 - 04 Jan 2020||$95.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 15 Feb 2020||$95.00|
|17 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020||$95.00|
|24 Feb 2020 - 21 Mar 2020||$95.00|
|23 Mar 2020 - 11 Apr 2020||$95.00|
|13 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020||$95.00|
Departing from Rotorua this morning, enjoy a drive through spectacular North Island scenery. Arrive at the Hobbiton movie set, located in Matamata. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the undeniable beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Experience Middle-earth with a guided tour around the set. Visit some of the most famous locations; the hobbit holes, the mill, the party tree and the pond. Listen to fascinating stories of how Hobbiton came to be. Conclude the tour at the world-famous Green Dragon Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing beverage, before your return to Rotorua.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #15||01 Sep 2019 - 31 Mar 2020||$76.00|
|01 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2021||$76.00|
Take in the stunning views as you glide through the Bay of Islands and sail past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. Keep an eye out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life*. Learn about the history of the islands, especially the indigenous Maori and early European settlers, as you cruise through the inner Islands of the Bay.
*Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and are dependent upon local conditions.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #17||01 Sep 2019 - 31 May 2020||$75.00|
This scenic Skippers Canyon tour is an adventure that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. You will travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley making this an exciting opportunity. During the tour, you will visit many historic sites such as the Skippers Suspension Bridge and historical township of Skippers. The tour will also visit the restored school house where you will gain a real insight into the local heritage through photos and the histories of life from the early days of this settlement. On the return journey, you will stop at Deep Creek where you can immerse yourself in the customs of the local area by trying your hand at gold panning at one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #13||01 Sep 2019 - 31 May 2020||$145.00|
New Zealand and Australia was awesome! This trip was the longest we had ever been on but it was worth every day of it! I can’t wait to plan our next Gate 1 trip! So far this company has been so good!Debra A. Magnolia, IL
Our trip was great! We had beautiful sunny days everyday, even a few were close to 100 degrees ... Our Australia guide, Dana, was THE BEST! Cheers to her for showing us a fabulous time and giving us over and above attention and service. We would highly recommend the combination of New Zealand and Australia trip. I hope we can join another Gate 1 trip in the future.Mary J. Lake St. Louis, MO
It was truly amazing. New Zealand was pristine from the Mountain Views to the ocean and spectacular lakes. The air was so fresh and the water so clean. Australia was our highlight, but everyday the tour was more and more amazing. The additional excursions were great for seeing the wildlife and experiencing Australia and New Zealand for it’s true beauty. We enjoyed the city life, but enjoyed the small towns and wilderness even more. We thought being away for the holidays might of been a draw back, but the group we traveled with and the amazing tour guides of Richard from New Zealand and Pam from Australia filled our days and celebrated the holidays as if we were one big happy family. Thanks to them we had a wonderful time. Gate 1 really out did themselves with this amazing tour! Thank you for a memory of a life time!!! We are looking forward to our next tour with Gate 1!Dina T. Middletown, DE
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Great trip! We enjoyed visiting both countries. Linda, our tour guide in New Zealand was amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable and very professional!Mary M. Weeki Wachee, FL
The trip was fabulous especially New Zealand. The beauty of that country cannot be described. We had a great time.Karen C. Cumming, GA