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OANNG - Explore Australia & New Zealand

Why choose between Australia and New Zealand? Experience both on an extraordinary 22-day adventure. Discover iconic Sydney, fashionable Melbourne, and welcoming Auckland; stand in the presence of sacred Uluru; explore ancient rainforests; and get your fill of city life, mountainscapes, glaciers, cultural moments, deserts, hot springs, and photo ops.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming and Welcome Tour, Sydney National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: James Cook University Research Aquarium National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Melbourne Foodie Walk, Melbourne National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Waiheke Island Wineries, Waiheke Island National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet a Maori Elder, Rotorua
Sydney Harbour Aboriginal Walk
Sydney Harbour cruise
Aboriginal walk through the Daintree Rainforest
Sunrise interpretive walk at Uluru
Melbourne orientation walk
Raglan harbour cruise
Visit glowworm caves
Orientation walk in Christchurch
Scenic TranzAlpine train
Queenstown Gondola ride
Wilderness day cruise (winter) or overnight cruise (summer) in Fiordland National Park
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
22
Price From
AUD $8,191
Start Location
Sydney, Australia
End Location
Queenstown, Australia
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
05 Sep 201826 Sep 20185AUD $10,239
26 Sep 201817 Oct 20184AUD $10,239
03 Oct 201824 Oct 20189AUD $8,191
10 Oct 201831 Oct 20183AUD $10,239
17 Oct 201807 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
24 Oct 201814 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
31 Oct 201821 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
07 Nov 201828 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
14 Nov 201805 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
21 Nov 201812 Dec 20182AUD $10,499
05 Dec 201826 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
12 Dec 201802 Jan 20191AUD $10,499
26 Dec 201816 Jan 201915AUD $10,499
09 Jan 201930 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
16 Jan 201906 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
23 Jan 201913 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
06 Feb 201927 Feb 20191AUD $10,729
13 Feb 201906 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
20 Feb 201913 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
06 Mar 201927 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
27 Mar 201917 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
24 Apr 201915 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
08 May 201929 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
05 Jun 201926 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
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31 Jul 201921 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
14 Aug 201904 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
28 Aug 201918 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
11 Sep 201902 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
25 Sep 201916 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
09 Oct 201930 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
16 Oct 201906 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
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30 Oct 201920 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
06 Nov 201927 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,191 
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ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Sydney
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Sydney
Enjoy a traditional Aboriginal welcome and a walkabout around The Rocks area and Sydney Harbour to learn the history of the Aboriginal people's saltwater heritage and their spiritual connection to the area. In the afternoon, board a private yacht and enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with a barbecue dinner. While navigating the bays and coves, sit back and enjoy views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Day 3 - Sydney/Port Douglas
Fly to Cairns then travel up the coastal road to Mossman Gorge. Take an interpretive walk with a local Aboriginal guide and learn about traditional ways of life and survival techniques in the Daintree Rainforest. Continue on to the resort in Port Douglas, our home for the next two nights.
Day 4 - Port Douglas
Enjoy the colourful resort town of Port Douglas. Take time to stroll the main streets, enjoy the beach, or opt to go snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 5 - Port Douglas/Cairns
Return to the tropical city of Cairns. Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the James Cook University research aquarium, founded by marine biologist and National Geographic grant recipient Dr Jamie Seymour. Enjoy a private tour of the facility and get an up close look at some of these marvelous creatures. We'll also hear about the latest research from Jamie or one of his colleagues.
Day 6 - Cairns
Enjoy a free day to relax at the beach. Opt to explore North Queensland's tropical rainforests or get your adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.
Day 7 - Cairns/Uluru
Catch a flight to Uluru. Visit the cultural centre and learn about ancient beliefs and traditions portrayed in art, food, and music before witnessing an incredible sunset with a glass of bubbly.
Day 8 - Uluru
Awake before sunrise to watch the colours change over Uluru. Continue on with a guided Mala Walk around the base of Uluru, gaining insight into its significance to the local Aboriginal people. Later, take a walk in Kata Tjuta National Park and view the beautiful red-domed rock formations. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 9 - Uluru/Melbourne
Enjoy another sunrise over Uluru before flying to Melbourne for the night.
Day 10 - Melbourne
Enjoy a full free day in Melbourne. Opt to visit wineries, explore the Great Ocean Road, or discover hidden gems in the city's famous laneways.
Day 20 - Queenstown/Fiordland National Park
Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Fiordland National Park. Led by onboard naturalist guides, we have the chance to see dolphins, fur seals, birds, and penguins along with an option to kayak. Spend the night onboard in comfortable cabins with time to relax on deck, stargaze, and enjoy some New Zealand wine.
Day 19 - Franz Josef/Queenstown
Travel through the rugged rainforest along the west coast to Queenstown. Enjoy an evening gondola ride with spectacular views of the city.
Day 18 - Franz Josef
Options are plentiful. Choose from a helicopter hike, ice walking on the glacier, or soaking in the hot pools amongst the stunning scenery.
Day 17 - Christchurch/Franz Josef
Enjoy one of the world's great scenic train trips on the TranzAlpine train, crossing the scenic Southern Alps to New Zealand's glacier region. Disembark and finish the journey over the highest pass in the Southern Alps in a private vehicle before transferring to a beautiful rainforest lodge, our home for two nights.
Day 16 - Rotorua/Christchurch
Enjoy free time this morning in Rotorua before catching a flight to Christchurch. Take an orientation walk with your CEO to get a feel for the city.
Day 11 - Melbourne
Go on a guided foodie walk through the laneways of Melbourne with a local author and culinary storyteller for a three-course progressive lunch. Later, enjoy free time to explore Melbourne.
Day 14 - Auckland/Raglan
Drive a scenic route, visiting an eel farm which focuses on developing sustainable aquaculture. Enjoy lunch, featuring food which has been sustainably produced on the farm. Continue to the artsy town of Raglan, stopping at Bridal Veil Falls en route, and enjoy a cruise on the stunning harbour.
Day 13 - Auckland
Catch a ferry to Waiheke Island and visit two local wineries. Here, learn more about New Zealand's burgeoning wine industry and the history of wine production in the country with samples of local blends along the way. Later, enjoy a short orientation walk and some free time to explore the city.
Day 12 - Melbourne/Auckland
Fly to Auckland, New Zealand and enjoy free time in the city.
Day 21 - Fiordland National Park/Queenstown
Enjoy morning wildlife viewing along the fiord as we cruise back to port, then return to Queenstown for the final night. Opt for a farewell dinner with your group.
Day 15 - Raglan/Rotorua
Drive to Rotorua, stopping for an excursion at Waitomo Caves where you'll take a boat ride through the cave and see thousands of flickering glowworms lighting up the walls. This evening visit Tamaki Maori Village and enjoy a private welcome and talk from a "Kaumatua" (an elder in Maori society). After, enjoy an extravagant performance about local myths and legends while dining on traditional Hangi cuisine.
Day 22 - Queenstown
Depart at any time.