Australia and New Zealand Stopover Package
Our Australia and New Zealand Stopover Package was designed for a couple from San Francisco. The couple was short on time to see both Australia and New Zealand in full so we agreed on a win/win to enjoy one country as much as possible with a taste in the other hence the stopover in New Zealand!
There are no prices listed on our tours because just like every lid does not fit every pot, the same goes for the trip that is designed for you. We handcraft all of our 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.
We look forward to designing a special itinerary just for you!
Day 1 - Departure Day
Depart your home city in Canada or the USA to Sydney Australia.
Day 2 - Travel Day
Travel Day due to time zones.
Day 3 - Arrive Sydney Australia
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 - Sydney
This morning enjoy a small group tour of Sydney. You will visit Manly Beach and the famous Bondi Beach. See different views of Sydney Harbour from different locations.
Later in the afternoon or evening if feeling adventurous we can book you on a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb!
Day 5 - Sydney
This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House.
This afternoon step aboard and experience what it is like to cruise like a local for an afternoon on one of the most spectacular harbours in the world, with your local, friendly Australian host. Gourmet Australian barbecue lunch served with regional wines and local beers.
Day 6 - Sydney
Travel in a small group deluxe tour into the heart of the unique Blue Mountains World Heritage Region. The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and the world’s steepest railway.
Today your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.
Day 7 - Sydney to Port Douglas
Today you will be transferred from your hotel in Sydney to the airport for your flight to Cairns Queensland. Upon arrival into Cairns, you will be transferred to Port Douglas.
Day 8 - Port Douglas (Great Barrier Reef)
Today you will spend a day on the world famous Great Barrier Reef.
We will discuss which Barrier Reef operator will suit you best- depending on whether you wish to dive, snorkel or just laze around on the boat.
Day 9 - Port Douglas
Enjoy a full day exclusive Rainforest wilderness experience with first stop at the renowned Mossman Gorge, and an introduction to this unique world heritage area awaits you with a guided walk and photo opportunity, then onto the Daintree River to join a river cruise, home to a diverse ecosystem and the elusive “Estuarine” crocodile.
Day 10 - Port Douglas
Today will be free at leisure for independent activities and optional sightseeing. There may be an option for you to cuddle a Koala and hand feed a Kangaroo or two today!
Day 11 - Port Douglas to Cairns
This morning be transferred to Cairns an approx. 1 hour drive. Upon arrival in Cairns, explore your area and get to know the city or just relax in your hotel!
Day 12 - Cairns
Full day Kuranda Scenic Rail And Skyrail.
Start your day with a transfer from your accommodation to Freshwater Station for check-in. It is time then for an historical rail journey to Kuranda, enjoying breathtaking views across the cane fields of Cairns to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda.
Upon arrival in Kuranda, it’s time to explore this fascinating village.
At the scheduled time, board Skyrail – the world’s most beautiful rainforest experience.
Day 13 - Cairns
Food Wine and Rainforest Tour.
Today you will join an awesome full day tour of the Atherton Tablelands region. Visit local food and wine producers where you will hear the stories behind the food, from paddock to plate.
Day 14 - Cairns to Auckland via Brisbane or Sydney.
You will be collected from your hotel this morning and transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Auckland New Zealand.
After clearing customs and immigration formalities in Auckland, 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 15 - Auckland
Today you will join a small group full day tour of Auckland and its surrounds with a Maori guide.
Day 16 - Auckland
It is an early start today for your full day tour to the beautiful Coromandel region of New Zealand. Located approx. 90 minutes south east of Auckland. Enjoy the amazing scenery in the region and visit the hot water beach.
Day 17 - Auckland to Canada or the USA
Meet your driver in the lobby and be privately transferred to the Auckland International Airport for your onward flight to North America.