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Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under (2016)

Luxury Small Group Journeys: The finest small-group travel experience

Limited to 18 guests
Days: 18  |  From: $13,595

Explore two inspiring destinations in a single journey, starting in New Zealand with Auckland, Queenstown, Mount Cook and Christchurch, followed by Melbourne, Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney in Australia.

A&K Advantages

  • Explore the scenic countryside outside Queenstown in four-wheel-drive vehicles and visit a winery for a tasting
  • Search for shooting stars in the dark southern night sky near Mount Cook in New Zealand's "Southern Alps"
  • Enjoy sparkling wine and canapes as you watch sunset at Uluru in the Australian Outback in your private location.
  • Gain insight into Australia's past from an Aboriginal guide during a walkabout around the Rocks District in Sydney
  • Tour Sydney's Taronga Zoo to observe koalas, platypuses and other uniquely Australian species
  • Experience the wonders of Australia's Great Barrier Reef on a full-day on a sailing vessel
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at the Botanical Ark, home to more than 3,000 tropical plants on an A&K-exclusive visit
  • Visit a working Aussie sheep farm and learn a little of what life is like for a family "living off the land" at Keeyuga Farm

Itinerary at a Glance

Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under

Day 1: Arrive Auckland, New Zealand

Day 2: Queenstown | Majestic Mountains and Crystal Waters

Day 3: Queenstown | Gold Panning & Wine Tasting

Day 4: Queenstown | Private Cocktail Reception

Day 5: Mount Cook | Rugged Glacial Splendor

Day 6: Christchurch | Alpine Splendors

Day 7: Christchurch | Beautiful Vistas and Gardens

Day 8: Melbourne, Australia | Welcome to Australia

Day 9: Melbourne | Melbourne Highlights & Aussie Living

Day 10: Uluru | An Undeniable Presence

Day 11: Uluru/Port Douglas | A Spiritual Sojourn

Day 12: Daintree Rainforest | Botanical Ark Visit

Day 13: Great Barrier Reef | Exploring Underwater Gems

Days 14-15: Sydney | The Opera House and the Dreamtime

Day 16: Sydney | City Highlights and Bondi Beach

Days 17-18: Sydney | A Fond Farewell

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Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a post-tour extension to Tasmania (4 days, priced from $2,995)

Take This Journey Private | This itinerary is also available as an independent journey, Signature Australia & New Zealand, with A&K local guides.

Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

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