Australia and New Zealand Tour - 30 Days
These are Example Itineraries – there are no prices listed on these tours because just like every lid does not fit every pot, the same goes for the trip that is designed for you. We handcraft tours to suit your own needs and the below is an example of what someone on a trip from Canada or the USA might experience with the same amount of time to see Australia/New Zealand.
Our Downunder Travel Specialists look forward to customizing a very special itinerary just for you!
Day 1 - Departure Day
Canada or the USA to Queenstown New Zealand.
Day 2 - Travel Day
Travel Day due to time zones.
Day 3 - Arrive Queenstown New Zealand
After clearing customs and immigration formalities, you will be met by a driver who will be holding a sign with your name at the arrival hall and will transfer you to your accommodation.
Day 4 - Queenstown
Today you will be taken on a scenic tour that offers breathtaking mountain and forest views along the shores of Lake Wakatipu towards Glenorchy and on into Paradise. This tour includes the film locations of Isengard and Ithilien Camp, plus beech forests near those used for Lothlorien (Lord of the Rings).
Day 5 - Queenstown
Day 6 - Queenstown
Today you will enjoy a relaxed day of fine cuisine, good company, sampling local cheeses and tasting premium cool-climate wines. Your tour will consist of tasting at 5 vineyards.
Day 7 - Queenstown to Lake Moeraki
Today please make your way to the car rental office to collect your hire car and commence your drive to Lake Moeraki, this is a journey of approximately three hours and 20 minutes (243kms/151 Miles).
Day 8 - Lake Moeraki
Day at your leisure.
Day 9 - Lake Moeraki
Day at your leisure.
Day 10 - Lake Moeraki to Christchurch
Today make your way to Greymouth, a journey of approximately 4 hours (286 km/178 Miles). On your arrival at Greymouth, please return your rental car to the depot.
Depart Greymouth on-board the Tranz Alpine train
Upon arrival at Christchurch Railway Station, you will be met & transferred to your accommodation by private vehicle.
Day 11 - Christchurch to Rotorua
This morning you will be collected for your transfer to Christchurch Airport for your onwards flight to Rotorua.
Upon arrival in Rotorua collect your hire car and make your own way to your hotel.
An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat. Marvel at the crystal clear water full of eels and trout, flowing directly from the earth at the sacred Fairy Spring. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground.
Day 12 - Rotorua
Today enjoy your time utilizing your entry passes into different attractions in Rotorua and make the drive out to the Polynesian Spa to enjoy a relaxing soak.
Day 13 - Rotorua to Waitomo
Today make your way to Waitomo, a journey of approximately two and a half hours (148 km/ 92 miles).
This evening stay at a local farm stay.
Day 14 - Waitomo to Auckland
Today make your way to Auckland, a journey of approximately two and a half hours (193 km/120 miles), and drop your hire car off at the depot.
Day 15 - Auckland
Enjoy a full day small group tour of Auckland and it surrounding areas with a local Maori guide.
This evening enjoy dinner whilst sailing on the Auckland Harbour.
Day 16 - Depart Auckland – Melbourne Australia
You will be met & transferred by private vehicle to the Auckland International Airport for your flight to Melbourne Australia.
Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will be met by your transfer driver and transferred to your hotel.
Day 17 - Melbourne Australia
This morning you will be collected for your half-day small-group city tour of Melbourne.
Enjoy a free afternoon to look around the city and immerse yourself.
Day 18 - Melbourne Australia
This morning you will have an early start for your full day tour to the famous Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles. This is a long day but a must see when visiting this region.
Day 19 - Melbourne Australia
Enjoy a free morning before joining your transfer down to Philip Island. Upon arrival, you will join a special small group tour with a local Penguin Ranger followed by viewing the beautiful Fairy Penguins coming to shore. Upon conclusion, you will be transferred back to Melbourne late in the evening.
Day 20 - Melbourne Australia to Cairns/Port Douglas Australia
Today be transferred to the Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns Australia.
Upon arrival in Cairns, you will be met by your driver and be transferred approx. 1 hour north to Port Douglas.
Day 21 - Port Douglas Australia
This morning you will be collected for your tour to the Great Barrier Reef. Depending on what you wish to do out on the reef we will choose an appropriate tour company to match your needs.
Day 22 - Port Douglas Australia
This morning you will be collected for your full-day small-group tour to Mosman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest. Enjoy hunting for Crocs on the Daintree River as well.
Day 23 - Port Douglas Australia
Enjoy a free morning in Port Douglas before being transferred to Cairns for two nights.
Day 24 - Cairns Australia
This morning you will be collected from your hotel to commence your tour to Kuranda Enjoy the skyrail up over the Rainforest and stop at boardwalks on the way. After visiting Kuranda you will then journey back down to Cairns on a beautiful old train.
Day 25 - Cairns to Ayers Rock
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock (Uluru) upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Later this afternoon you will be collected for your evening sunset tour.
Day 26 - Ayers Rock/Uluru
This morning it is an early rise for your sunrise tour.
Relax near the pool or visit the township during the rest of the day until the weather cools down.
This evening enjoy a wondering experience of dining under the outback stars.
Day 27 - Ayers Rock to Sydney Australia
Be transferred to the airport for your flight to Sydney Australia. Upon arrival, you will be met by your transfer driver and transferred to your city hotel.
The rest of the day is free for your own enjoyment.
Day 28 - Sydney Australia
This morning you will be collected for your small group half-day city tour of Sydney and its surrounding suburbs. The afternoon is free at your own leisure.
Day 29 - Sydney Australia
This morning make your way to the Sydney Opera House and enjoy your one hour tour. This afternoon make your way to the jetty to join your small group on a lazy afternoon cruising the Sydney Harbour.
Day 30 - Sydney Australia – North America
Today you will be collected and transferred to the Sydney International Airport to commence your flight home to Canada or the USA.