Six weeks Best of New Zealand Australia and Fiji Itinerary

 
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Hello Auckland!

‘Haere Mai’ … Welcome to New Zealand

We will meet you at the airport and drive you directly to your hotel to freshen up and unwind. Make the most of some free leisure time in the 'City of Sails' - simply relax or take this opportunity to explore the many sights of Auckland. This evening we suggest you head down to the viaduct for dinner.

Some Activities and sightseeing options if you have time:

Explore Waiheke Island     Island Kayaking Adventure     America’s Cup Sailing
Auckland's Sky Tower Relax on the Beach Rangitoto Island Cruise & Walk
West Coast Wine Tour Whale and Dolphin Safari Muriwai Surf Beach


Accommodation: Auckland - 1 night

Within a stones throw of the Britomart & Harbour side entertainment and dining precinct - your stay in Auckland will be a memorable one. Fully equipped modern serviced one, two and three bedroom apartments are perfect for short or long term stays within Auckland City. Full Kitchen Facilities - Oven & stovetop, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, cuttlery and cooking utensils and Internal Laundry Facilities allow you the freedom to stay as if you had never left home. Newly refurbished hotel rooms are perfect for shorter stays.

Nesuto Stadium Apartments,  Located in Auckland Central Business District.

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Rotorua / Hangi & Concert

This morning head to the heartland of New Zealand’s North Island, Rotorua is host to some of the world’s most incredible geothermal forces. Geysers and clouds of steam are dotted around the city and the unmistakable smell of sulphur gives the city an otherworldly feel.

Discover the heart of Maori culture in New Zealand at Te Puia. This is also one of the most geothermally active environments in the country and Te Puia's 70 hectare park in the beautiful Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley is right in the heart of the action. Restless forces boil to the surface in the enchanting, superheated mud pools and hot springs and geysers gush hot steam and water in spectacular fashion. The famous Pohutu Geyser erupts approximately every 20 minutes and bursts reach heights of 30m (100ft). Silica terraces, native bush and birdlife and a wonderful insight into Maori culture and tradition rounds off a fascinating and memorable experience.

In the evening, you will experience an entertaining Maori Cultural Performance. Enjoy a traditionally cooked hangi meal steamed under ground. During the cultural performance, you'll learn about the Maoris past, see their carvings and ta moko (tattoo art).

Approximate Distance: 229 km | 142 miles  Total Driving Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Accommodation: Rotorua - 2 nights

Accommodation:
Located only a short way from the town centre and the lake front, our motel in Rotorua has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation. Easy to find on Lake Road and from the moment you arrive, you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the nearby aquatic centre, the CBD, shops, entertainment and other activities.
Bella Vista

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Waimangu Geothermal Walk and Lake Rotomahana Cruise

This is a great half-day geothermal and nature experience, beginning with a walking tour along the Waimangu Volcanic Valley Crater walkway (this is mainly downhill and flat). There are shuttle buses to transfer from the valley to the Lake Rotomahana Boat Cruise.

Enjoy the 45-minute cruise voyaging around the beautiful lake. This is a protected Wildlife Refuge and scenic reserve. Allow 3 hours for the walk and boat cruise.


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Wellington via Lake Taupo

The Thermal Explorer Highway guides you to the Central North Island and the largest body of freshwater in the Southern Hemisphere - Lake Taupo. follow its shores south and climb up to the spectacular Desert Road into the Tongariro National Park where a dramatic alpine vista unfolds, crowned by the imposing volcanic peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngaruahoe. Continue along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington.

Approximate Distance: 442 km | 316 miles  Total Driving Time: 5 hours 32 mins

Accommodation: Wellington - 2 nights

Accommodation:
Citylife Wellington offers modern 4-star accommodation in the heart of Wellington’s trendy shopping area of Lambton Quay. It features a fully equipped fitness centre and guests enjoy 2GB of free WiFi. Guests can choose between studios with open-plan sleeping and living areas, or larger 1 and 2-bedroom apartments with separate living rooms and kitchens. All accommodation includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a DVD player, refrigerator and microwave. Each bathroom features a hairdryer and Manuka Spa toiletries.
Citylife Wellington

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Day at leisure – visit Te Papa

Wellington is the nation’s capital city. A magnificent landscape of steep-sided hills sits beside a beautiful harbour, and the city itself bustles with a vibrant creative culture. Renowned for its eclectic, arty atmosphere, Wellington is a real kiwi cultural treat and numerous galleries and character-filled shops line its colourful streets. The Museum of New Zealand 'Te Papa' is full of national treasures and sits beside the water in the downtown area of the city centre - well worth a visit. Wellington is also famous for having some of New Zealand's best restaurants - gourmet dining experiences here are truly world-class. Culture, cuisine and scenic beauty abound in New Zealand’s iconic capital.

Some suggested activities and outings

National Museum - Te Papa     Visit Cuba Street Weta Workshop Tour
Zealandia Wildlife Reserve 

Wellington Cable Car   

Carter Observatory 

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Interislander / Kaikoura

Board the Interisland Ferry, sit back and enjoy New Zealand hospitality on the three hour journey across Cook Strait which connects New Zealand’s North and South Islands - This is one of the most scenic in the world. The journey offers a dramatic view of both the North and South Islands. As you enter the picturesque Marlborough Sounds keep an eye out for wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, seals, whales and orca that make the sounds home.  Enter the South Island through Picton, a picturesque harbour town located at the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound. 

Drive to Kaikoura
The vines will keep you company as you reach the headlands of the East Coast. Once down on the flats this road - (worthy of any big budget car commercial) hugs the coastline - make sure you stop to enjoy the marine life as the New Zealand Fur Seals bask and play along the rocky shoreline, before arriving in gorgeous Kaikoura. The Kaikoura peninsula enjoys a mild microclimate and is overlooked by majestic snowcapped mountains. This unique proximity of ocean and mountain range offers a host of eco-tourism oriented activities, including whale watching, dolphin and seal swimming, kayaking, fishing and hiking.

Approximate Distance: 156 kms | 99 miles  Total Driving Time: 2 hours 14 Minutes 

Accommodation: Kaikoura - 2 nights

Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura is located on a hill, offering stunning views of Kaikoura and the mountains. The center of town, with many restaurants and activities such as Whale watching and fishing expeditions, is a 5 minute walk away. The modern rooms at Bella Vista are self-contained, have private bathrooms, cable TV and are well heated. All rooms feature high-speed internet connections and are serviced daily. Both a cooked and continental breakfast can be arranged. Facilities at Bella Vista Kaikoura include a modern guest laundry, outside barbecue area and plenty of on-site parking.
Bella Vista

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Whale Watching Scenic Flight

For a birds-eye view of giant humpback and the mighty sperm whale, go whale watching....by aeroplane! It's the best way to view whales and Kaikouras mighty mountains and in a typical 30-minute flight you will see the majestic sperm whale getting ready for his next dive. Pods of up to 500 Dusky Dolphins playfully swimming are often spotted. Sightings can include the southern right, humpback, fin, sei, brydes, pilot, southern bottlenose, and blue. Other visitors can include the common, hectors, risso's and southern right whale, dolphins, and orca.
 
Flying over Kaikoura Peninsula, you can see evidence of ancient Maori fortifications (Pa sites), the township of Kaikoura, and New Zealand Fur Seals relaxing on the rocks. During favourable conditions, passengers can enjoy a spectacular flight over the 2800m (9186 ft) high Seaward Kaikoura Ranges.


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Christchurch

Leaving Kaikoura and the coast, you will head inland towards the rural Canterbury Plains on your way to Christchurch the South Island's largest city. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch is known as the "Garden City", blessed with beautiful parks and gardens right in the heart of town.

Why not step back to Edwardian times with a relaxing Private Punting Trip down the Avon River? It's a wonderful introduction to the "Garden City". Gliding gently along the river in a flat-bottomed boat, you will take in Christchurch's 'must-see' historic buildings and Botanic Gardens away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets.

Some other Activities Options for Christchurch

Easygoing Cycling Tour   Punting the Avon River   Lyttelton Harbour Wildlife Cruise
Māori Cultural Evening French Akaroa Tour Southern Alps Ballooning
Christchurch Gondola Clearwater Golf Arthur's Pass TranzAlpine Hike


Approximate Distance: 185 km | 132 miles  Total Driving Time: 2 hours 29 mins

Accommodation: Christchurch - 1 Night

Quiet and comfortable accommodation close to the centre of Christchurch. City Central Motel and Apartments offers 26 well appointed, spacious rooms with free off street parking and ensuite rooms. Each unit provides a kitchenette and individual balcony.

City Central Motel and Apartments - Christchurch

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Christchurch to Mt Cook - Star Gazing

Leave the city today westwards through the Canterbury plains, you will find a superb location for some great photos at Lake Tekapo. Tekapo is one of three significant, neighboring lakes that border the Mackenzie Valley in New Zealand's South Island. Golden tussock grass carpets the surrounding hillside and roll away into the distance where the Southern Alps frame the horizon. The charming 'Church of the Good Shepherd' sits alone on its shores and the views to our highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook are remarkable. 

But it gets even better, recently earmarked as one of only three Grade 1 “Dark Sky Reserves” in the world, the Aoraki Mt Cook will show you an unforgettable night sky exposing the Milky Way Galaxy, Southern Cross, Alpha-Centauri and more.  Your expert guides will get an insight into our universe and beyond, through both telescope and specialized binoculars...

Approximate Distance: 334 km | 207 miles  Total Driving Time: 4 hours 25 Minutes

Accommodation: Mt Cook Village - 2 nights

Accommodation:
Situated in the iconic Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mt Cook Lodge & Motels offers a selection of accommodation types from backpacker styled dorms, cosy chalets to newly refurbished and contemporary self-contained motel units. All rooms include ensuite bathrooms, quality linen, refridgerator and a patio or balcony so you can soak up the stunning mountain views. Chill out in the Chamois Bar & Grill, a favourite of travelers and locals alike.
Mt Cook Lodge & Motels

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Tasman Glacier Explorer

Experience the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake and its icebergs, in the National Park. A unique guided experience departing Mt Cook village by bus to the beautiful Tasman Valley followed by a 1/2hr gentle alpine walk. Board our MAC boat, and explore the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake, where you will discover the ever-changing ice face of the Glacier and icebergs. 

Have you ever been alongside, discovered or touched an iceberg?


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Travel to Dunedin

Heading South: Making your way to Dunedin starts with a drive down the beautiful Waitaki Valley to visit Oamaru. While its façade is strictly of the Victorian era with ornately decorated grand white stone buildings that once housed upstanding banks, hotels and restaurants - the locals are bohemians artisans, creative’s and antiquarians who run ‘out-there’ galleries, museums, shops, and venues – it has to be seen to be believed and you'll love it.

Dunedin - Scottish City of Grace and Grandeur
It is for good reason that New Zealand's oldest city is known as the 'Edenborough of the South' - Dunedin comes from Dun Eideann the Scots-Gaelic name for Edinburgh, founded largely by Scottish immigrants, who raised the impressive buildings which now add much to the city's charm. 

Approximate Distance: 316 km | 210 miles  Total Driving Time: 3 hours 39 Minutes 

Accommodation: Dunedin - 2 nights

Accommodation:
Just 2 km from the Taieri Gorge Historic Railway, Cablecourt Motel offers self-contained accommodation with a private balcony. Guests have access to laundry facilities and free parking. All accommodation has a well-equipped kitchenette or kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator. Each has a seating area with satellite TV and a work desk with Wi-Fi access.
Dunedin

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Otago Peninsula Wildlife Cruise

Today cruise the length of the Otago Harbour. Experience an unforgettable half-day cruise and peninsula tour and explore Careys Bay historic fishing village, Port Chalmers’ busy wharves, and the harbour’s beautiful bays, hills, farmland and forest. Enjoy Monarch’s fascinating Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head and the surrounding coastline of dramatic cliffs. 

Watch the NZ Fur seals play and swim near their breeding colonies, out at sea you can spot rarely seen ocean birds including other albatross species and petrels, and you may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals.


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Gateway to Fiordland - Glowworm Caves

Te Anau is an area of breathtaking natural beauty, and several key Lord of The Rings movie scenes were filmed amid the unspoiled forests and lakes of this region. Immerse yourselves in the gorgeous surroundings: flight-seeing, fly fishing, kayaking, sailing and horse riding are all on offer and are great ways to get up close to nature. 

Glowworm Caves

Start with a cruise across spectacular Lake Te Anau to a remote section of the lake with the entrance to the caves hidden by a large and beautiful native forest. By geological standards the Te Anau Caves are young (12,000 years) and are still being carved by the river that flows through them.

The system is a twisting network of limestone passages filled with beautifully sculpted rock, underground waterfalls complete with whirlpools. The quite top section of the system houses a series of small lakes, here you will be taken by small boat pulled along by rope into a silent hidden grotto’s inhabited by thousands of small glow-worms. In the subterranean darkness, they produce a magical display almost like you are staring up at the Milky Way that is nothing short of extraordinary.

Approximate Distance: 290 km | 207 miles  Total Driving Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Accommodation: Te Anau - 2 Nights

Accommodation:
Rooms at Motel Edgewater are a mix of superior and standard rooms complete with a small kitchenette, toaster and microwave. Some rooms enjoy panoramic views over Lake Te Anau and the mountains of Fiordland National Park. Featuring free WiFi, this motel is located less than 5 minutes’ walk from tranquil Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland World Heritage National Park. Edgewater Motel provides 3-star accommodation and free private parking.
Edgewater Te Anau

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Cruise Majestic Doubtful Sound

Transfer to Manapouri this morning for a very special cruise in one of New Zealand's most remote and beautiful wilderness areas: Doubtful Sound.

Larger and deeper than better-known Milford Sound, Doubtful is by far the quieter of the two. A visit to its isolated splendor is a peaceful, almost religious experience. Being so remote, getting here is half of the fun!

After a leisurely cruise across picturesque Lake Manapouri you'll travel by road over the Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove, where you will board your trusty cruise vessel, The Patea Explorer. You'll find spacious deck areas perfect for viewing the cascading waterfalls, abundant wildlife, rainforest, and mountains of Doubtful Sound.

An onboard nature guide will answer questions, point out landmarks, and provide you with information about the varied wildlife you may encounter. Dolphins, fur seals, and the rare Fiordland crested penguin are among the many non-human visitors to this impossibly vast, secluded wilderness paradise.

Let the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfold before you and take your breath away.

This is a coach cruise coach - return to Te Anau


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Queenstown & Steamer to High Country Farm

Take your time heading to Queenstown today: you won't want to miss the spectacular scenery as it transforms from rugged ranges and mirror lakes to the winding Kawarau River Gorge. You will finally emerge into the lush green farmland surrounding Queenstown, your destination.

This Evening: Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner prepared in front of you at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour before reboarding the Earnslaw for a sing-along by the piano as you sail back to Queenstown.

Approximate Distance: 173 km | 107 miles  Total Driving Time: 2 hours 8 minutes

Accommodation: Queenstown - 2 Nights

Accommodation:
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Lake Wakatipu, Autoline Queenstown Motel offers self-contained accommodation with a spa bath or a private balcony with mountain views. Guests enjoy free WiFi. The air-conditioned apartments have under-floor heating and a well-equipped kitchenette with a stove, a microwave and a refrigerator. Each apartment has a 42-inch flat-screen TV and satellite channels.
Autoline Queenstown

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Wilderness Safari Into Mount Aspiring National Park

Journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage, and fantasy come to life. As one of Queenstown’s most exhilarating activities, our Wilderness Jet, half-day adventure takes you on a spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park.

You’ll experience a unique combination of breath-taking scenery and an exhilarating ride as we follow the braided, glacier-fed rivers by jet boat with exciting 360 degree spins along the way. Your guides give you their authentic touch, talking about the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and countless Maori legends. We’ll also take the chance to tie up the boat and let you walk amongst the ancient beech tree forests – an atmosphere you may recognize from The Lord of the Rings films. It’s a complete Queenstown to Glenorchy experience in an untouched natural wonderland.


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Lake Wanaka Cruise & Island Wildlife Walk

Today you'll tour the Isle of Mou Waho, one of only five islands to be found in the vastness of Lake Wanaka. Accessible only by a 35-minute boat cruise, Mou Waho is an island nature reserve with a difference. With no predators or pests roaming here, New Zealand's rare & endangered species can live in peace, giving you the opportunity to observe them up close. Walking with a long-time local guide, the well-formed track leads you through the native bush to Tyrwhitt Peak.

Here you will find Arethusa Pool, a beautiful miniature lake with small islands within it. Impress your friends by telling them you have visited an island in a lake, inside an island in a lake, inside an island in the ocean! From Tyrwhitt Peak, you'll be spellbound by the 360-degree views of Lake Wanaka surrounding you, and the mountains beyond. Don't forget your swimwear: on a hot day, it's hard to resist a swim in Mou Waho's cool clear waters.

Approximate Distance: 70 km | 44 miles  Total Driving Time: 1 hour 10 mins

Accommodation: Wanaka - 1 Night

Accommodation:
Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka is located in a quiet street in the heart of Wanaka. The motel is only 150 m away from the lake and within easy walking distance there are many restaurants, cafes and wine bars. Guests enjoy free WiFi. The rooms at the Bella Vista are fully-serviced, with heating and electric blankets. Free off-street parking is available as well as a lock-up garage for motorbikes. Guests have access to laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available on request.
Bella Vista Wanaka

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Wanaka to Franz Josef - Glacier Country

Continue today to Franz Josef and travel along the rugged West Coast Road and over the Haast Pass. Discover the rich alpine rainforest as you journey through this historic region. Through the Gates of Haast is a lost world that’s so spectacular and remote UNESCO designated it a World Heritage area.

Franz Josef village is small (only 500 locals) and is located only ten minutes from the Glacier. The Franz Josef is a glacier located in Westland National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Together with the Fox Glacier 20 km to the south it is a unique in the fact that it descends from the Southern Alps to just 200 metres above sea level amidst the greenery and lushness of a temperate rainforest.

Approximate Distance: 285 km | 177 miles  Total Driving Time: 3 hours 36 mins

Accommodation: Franz Josef Village - 2 nights

At Punga Grove, all of our stylish accommodation is set amidst the native Franz Josef rainforest. Our mountainside motel has been designed to maximise the beauty of the greenery with decks, outdoor areas and conservatory windows virtually putting you deep in the rainforest. All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen.
Punga Grove

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Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

Experience the trip of a lifetime. After an exhilarating scenic heli-flight, above the rugged terrain, you will land high up on Franz Josef Glacier ready to undertake a two hour guided hike amongst some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery available.

Your experienced guide will lead you on to the glistening blue ice, with spectacular ice formations, towering peaks, crevasses, and accessible iridescent blue ice caves. There are plenty of photo opportunities, and the chance to learn more about this magnificent (constantly moving) glacier. Relax and unwind after a day on the ice in the Glacier Hot Pools nestled in the heart of the lush rainforest. 


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TranzAlpine Train Journey

This morning travel to Greymouth where you will board the TranzAlpine to Christchurch. The TranzAlpine Train, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Descend through spectacular gorges, river valleys, and over massive viaducts before completing your journey at Christchurch.

Approximate Distance: 173 km | 107 miles  Total Driving Time: 2 hours 14 mins

Accommodation: Christchurch - 1 night

Quiet and comfortable accommodation close to the centre of Christchurch. City Central Motel and Apartments offers 26 well appointed, spacious rooms with free off street parking and ensuite rooms. Each unit provides a kitchenette and individual balcony.

City Central Motel and Apartments - Christchurch

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Fly to Melbourne

Crowned "The World's Most Liveable City" for seven years in a row, friendly Melbourne is the perfect place to begin your Australian honeymoon.

We take care of your transfer from the airport and then this compact, diverse metropolis is begging to be explored after settling into your comfortable accommodation. There are hidden charms around every corner, beautiful Botanic Gardens and chic city squares where you can soak up the atmosphere to your heart's content.

Accommodation: Melbourne - 3 Nights

Located in Melbourne CBD, this award-winning, eco-friendly boutique hotel features free Wi-Fi and relaxing massage chairs in the cosy lounge. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with an LED flat-screen TV, over 100 cable channels and an iPod dock. Guests enjoy free access to a fitness centre just 3 minutes' walk away.

Alto Hotel Melbourne

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Free Day to explore Melbourne

A full day for you to enjoy the city at your leisure. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Melbourne:

  • Hop on the iconic vintage City Circle Tram for a ride around Melbourne's most famous streets.
  • Take a tram to St Kilda beach's historic esplanade and drop in to Acland St's irresistible cake shops.
  • Hire bikes, grab a picnic and cycle along the banks of the scenic Yarra River.
  • Get a bird’s eye view of the city from the southern hemisphere’s highest viewing platform at Eureka Tower.
  • Enjoy a bite to eat at Queen Victoria Market - it's the largest market in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Choose from a dizzying array of restaurants & eateries — you're in Australia's foodie capital!
  • Take a guided walk to explore Melbourne's lanes and arcades

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Great Ocean Road Chocolates and Sunset Tour

Depart the city at a civil time of 11;30 am wind your way along all the main sights far behind the main tourist crowds. You will arrive at the Twelve Apostles in time for the sunset, have your cameras ready for an undisturbed view! Stop in at the Great Ocean Road Chocolatiers for some free samples of their delicious creations, they also boast award-winning Ice Cream so you can start your tour off in proper holiday mode!

Next, you travel to the Port Campbell National Park you will head down to Loch Ard Gorge. As the last rays of the lowering sun are still in the sky you will walk out to the Twelve Apostles. Once the sun has dropped purple clouds glow over the striking vista. Having soaked in the beautiful views you will head back to the bus for our return journey.


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Fly to Cairns 

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns

With its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a haven of scuba diving, snorkelling, reef cruises, fishing, rainforest walks, native bird and wildlife watching.

Sun-seekers and locals alike flock to Cairns Esplanade's swimming lagoon on the city’s foreshore. There are picnic areas, birdwatching viewpoints, free barbecues and fitness equipment along the boardwalk, perfect for unwinding after your flight.

Accommodation: Cairns - 3 Nights

Overlooking the Coral Sea, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers rooms with a private balcony and city, mountain or ocean views. It features 3 swimming pools, 2 tennis courts and an award-winning restaurant. Set amongst beautiful tropical gardens, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers a fully equipped fitness centre with an outdoor heated jacuzzi. Free WiFi is available in hotel-style rooms and all public areas.
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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Sail to Green Island and Great Barrier Reef

Enjoy a full-day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the tropical island paradise of Green Island.

Green Island is a fully developed coral island situated only 26 kilometres from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Its protected waters are the perfect location to discover the reef, snorkeling and scuba diving. Ocean Free sails you leisurely to Pinnacle Reef, an exclusive mooring on the eastern lee of Green Island, offering excellent coral coverage and vibrant marine life. Here you can snorkel directly off the boat. Ocean Free is surveyed to carry 52 passengers, but limits its daily guests to just 25 ensuring a truly personalised and unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience, with maximum comfort and space.


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Daintree & Cape Tribulation Guided 4WD Day Tour

Explore the stunning canopy of the oldest living rainforest on the planet: the Daintree Rainforest.

Daintree & Cape Tribulation by 4WD

Drive north along the scenic Captain Cook Highway, admiring the Azure waters of the Coral Sea. After Morning Tea, enjoy a guided cruise on the Daintree River: this is nature at its best!

Your experienced guide will take you on a wonderful journey through ancient Daintree rainforest with ample time for photos and questions while you try to spot the rare and unique Southern Cassowary.

After a thrilling 4WD ride to pristine Emmagen Creek, take a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of this secret Jewel in the Rainforest. Stroll along the Cape Tribulation Beach to a platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef'.

Finally, you will cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin your homeward journey.


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Fly to Brisbane

Brisbane is Queensland's capital city with subtropical weather all year round and a wealth of cultural attractions, world-class arts, and impressive natural wonders. 

After checking in at your centrally located accommodation the rest of the day is free to relax and explore the city.  You might like to stroll along the footpath by the side of the meandering river till you reach the sparkling man-made lagoon for a refreshing swim or a delicious dinner at trendy South Bank.

Accommodation: Brisbane - 3 Nights

Accommodation:
This property is located a short distance from attractions such as Brisbane Exhibition Centre. It features a spa centre and a 24-hour front desk. At the hotel, each room has a desk and a flat-screen TV. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, while some rooms at Emporium Hotel South Bank also provide guests with a balcony.
Emporium Southbank

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Free day to explore Brisbane at your leisure

A relaxing way to explore Brisbane is to take to the water. The Brisbane River runs right through town and you can take a guided cruise past Brisbane's most iconic sights including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the City Centre, and the Story Bridge. Alternatively, stroll the footpath by the side of the meandering river till you reach the sparkling man-made lagoon at Streets Beach for a refreshing swim and delicious lunch options at trendy South Bank.

For urban wanderers, the bustling neighborhood of Fortitude Valley is loved for its alfresco cafés, one-off boutiques, and vibrant live music scene.


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Experience Australia Zoo

A wildlife extravaganza awaits you today at Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Steve Irwin, the ‘Crocodile Hunter’. Witness the renowned Crocoseum Wildlife Warrior show and enjoy lunch before meeting staff at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for a private tour of this leading-edge treatment facility.

Australia Zoo is one of the most highly-regarded wildlife facilities in all of Australia, featuring a huge range of animals, shows and many exhibits that each highlight a different aspect of the animal kingdom, such as the Crocoseum where you'll be able to see crocodiles jumping to be fed, the open-range Africa exhibit, the Tiger Temple and much more  - CRIKEY!


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Fly to Sydney

Fly to Sydney and after you check in to your hotel, enjoy some free time to discover Sydney in-depth, at your own pace.

Take a ferry to Manly for a laid-back beach day, or cruise to Taronga Zoo, where both animals and visitors alike can enjoy jaw-dropping harbour views. Adventurers can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or tackle the Bondi to Bronte walking trail along the rugged sandstone cliffs.

Foodies will love visiting the Sydney Fish Market, where you can pile your plate high with freshly caught & cooked seafood and take your haul outside to eat on the pier.

Accommodation: Sydney - 4 Nights

Accommodation:
With an eye for modern design whilst reflective of the past, the 200 guest suites that make up QT Sydney hotel have been carefully crafted within the historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings. All rooms offer luxurious bedding, a sofa, desk and tea/coffee making facilities. Each includes a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and guest toiletries. Some bathrooms also feature a bathtub.
Parlour Cucina

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Free day to explore Sydney at your leisure

Sydney is a wonderland of beautiful beaches, historical sites, fantastic restaurants, stunning natural attractions and much more, Sydney is brimming with memorable experiences. From the architectural marvel of the Sydney Opera House on one of the world's great natural harbours to iconic Bondi Beach you'll find incredible things to do in Sydney all year round.


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Blue Mountains Boutique Day tour

Discover the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains region on a boutique day tour. Spiriting you away from the usual tourist traps, it's a chance to experience the region from an insider's perspective.

Today's Blue Mountains tour will showcase Australia's unique landscapes, and you'll learn local stories and legends about aboriginal culture. Peaceful bushwalks enhance the experience and let you soak up the Mountains atmosphere.

Visit spectacular lookouts and waterfalls, with a flexible itinerary allowing you to take in a variety of views and walks around the area. In the afternoon you will head down from the mountains for a hands-on Australian native wildlife encounter. This is your chance to feed Kangaroos and have a photo taken with a Koala at Featherdale Wildlife Park!


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Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tour

Relax, get away from the city, and enjoy some fabulous wine and food in Australia's oldest wine-growing region. Just 2 hours north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley combines world-renowned wines with gourmet local produce and stunning countryside - all the makings for a fabulous, relaxing day. This tour concentrates on the smaller, boutique wineries in this stunning area, where regional variations are even more prominent and the passion of the wine-makers is obvious.

These wineries help bring the wine-making process to life, and you will enjoy private tastings with those for whom wine-making is their greatest passion.


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Travel to Fiji

Welcome to Viti Levu

Covering an area of 10,400 sq km, Viti Levu or Great Fiji is the largest of the Fijian islands. Roughly circular in shape with a mountainous interior, Viti Levu is thought to be the oldest of Fiji's 300 plus islands. 

On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Denarau

Only 20 minutes drive from Nadi International Airport, Port Denarau Marina is Fiji's premier marina facility. As the hub of the integrated Denarau Island Resort, Port Denarau Marina is the gateway to exploring the idyllic sun-drenched tropical isles of Fiji's Western Division. 

Accommodation: Denarau - 3 nights

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji is spread across 10 acres of pristine beachfront on Denarau Island and is surrounded by climate controlled lagoon-style swimming pools, lush gardens. All 270 rooms at Radisson Blu Resort Fiji have private balconies or courtyards with modern furnishings. The suites boast a full kitchen, separate lounge and dining area as well as laundry facilities. 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom suites and guest rooms are available.
Radisson Blu Denarau

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Free day to explore Viti Levu at your leisure

Viti Levu is the main island of Fiji. This is where the biggest cities and the most important beaches are - so there is plenty to see and do. If you are looking for culture, check out the Fiji Museum or the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple. For water sports you can raft, kayak, scuba dive and surf or if it's adventure you are after, try the Nadi zipline and cave tour or try Shark diving. If you just want to relax try the Nadi Mud Pools, a Blue Lagoon Cruise to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands or just park yourself on a beach and enjoy a picnic...


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Tivua Island Day & Sunset Cruise

Experience the real Fiji on this full-day Tivua Island cruise & Sunset Dinner Cruise. This shared experience includes a cruise to and around Tivua Island including food, drinks, and activities on the Island. Enjoy snorkeling, paddle boarding, or even the glass-bottom boat tour. 

Then enjoy the romance of a Fijian sunset with a tropical bbq dinner cooked fresh from local ingredients. FIji cultural entertainment and the spectacular scenery of the Mamanuca Island rounds off your perfect evening on the water.


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Taveuni - Fiji’s Garden Isle

Transfer to Nadi Airport and fly to Taveuni - The Garden Island

Taveuni is called the ‘Garden Isle’ for good reason. With the Bouma National Heritage Park making up more than a third of the island, the Somosomo Strait on its northern shore and an extensive marine park at Waitabu –Taveuni is the place to go if you want to lose yourself in nature.

Activities here are mostly nature-based. Cool off under a waterfall in the heart of the jungle or take a dip beneath the waves at world-famous dive sites like Eel Reef and the Great White Wall in the Somosomo Strait.

Accommodation: Taveuni Island - 4 nights

Accommodation:
Paradise Taveuni is the southernmost resort on Taveuni Island and is located in one of the island's most scenic areas. Nestled in the midst of a tropical rainforest, Paradise Taveuni boasts an outdoor pool, a day spa and diving/snorkeling facilities on-site. Guests receive daily cooked breakfast. Spacious guest accommodations feature a large lounge area and outdoor shower in a private tropical garden.
Paradise Taveuni Resort

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Taveuni Island - Cannibal Cave Tour

Adventure to the Naihehe (Lost) Cave - the fortress of Fiji’s last cannibal tribes!

The Cannibal Cave Tour has it all - raw history, river rafting, off-road trekking and real Fiji village life experience. Take a few hours to experience Fiji you won’t see from your resort.

You’ll be welcomed with a traditional Kava ceremony and a historical overview of the cave from your guide, followed by a tour of Sautabu Village. Then the real fun begins! After being taken to the river bank you’ll Bilibili raft across the river (5-15 minutes), then take an off-road ride to the cave (15-20 minutes of serious fun!). Once inside the cave you’ll spend 30-45 minutes learning about the story of the cannibal tribes who inhabited it. The cave is comfortable, with plenty of fresh air and easy access.

See a ritual platform, priest chamber and cannibals oven!


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Taveuni Day in the Rainforest Walk

The “Garden Island” is arguably the best Fiji island for walkers and hikers! Home to the Bouma National Heritage Park, Taveuni holds a vast network of trails with options for self-guided walks and walks with local guides.

Transfer to Nobroboo Farm for a guided trip along one of the most scenic rainforest trails in Taveuni. Your guide will educate you on the fauna in the area and of the traditional uses and names of the flora. Ideal for bird watchers! After a 4 hour adventure tour trek, refresh yourself in the crystal waters, snorkel with a multitude of fish, and enjoy a light lunch.


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Taveuni at Leisure

Taveuni has gained legendary status amongest divers, hikers and bird watchers around the world. There are coral reefs, crystal clear waters, a rich diversity of flora and fauna and, the raw beauty of Bouma National Heritage Park. 

Below are a few of the Taveuni activities and attractions to consider… Nature-lovers can see many of Fiji's indigenous species, especially in Bouma ... Tavoro Forest Park and Preserve.


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Return to Nadi Airport to meet your onward flight

Vinaka Vakalevu!

After the most amazing trip, today you will be transferred to Nadi Airport to meet your onward flight

We know you will enjoy your holiday and our promise is to make your travels as enjoyable, hospitable and hassle-free as possible. On this final day of your holiday, we say farewell and Vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much). You'll be departing today from Fiji with a camera full of photos, and huge smiles on your faces when recalling your South Pacific holiday!


What Michelle says about this tour: Our clients asked us to come up with a longer trip - to satisfy those who want to fly to the South Pacific and do all the best parts at once. This trip fits the bill perfectly, and is paced to be part relaxing, part exploring, with such diverse landscapes and activities on offer. Enjoy!
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