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Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

Australia, New Zealand, Singapore (+1)

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  • Experience the best of Australia & New Zealand on this once in a lifetime 28-night guided holiday.
  • Spend 11 nights exploring Australia staying in Sydney, Ayers Rock & Palm Cove.
  • Stay 10 nights in New Zealand visiting Christchurch, Queenstown, Rotorua & Auckland.
  • On your way, enjoy 2 nights in Singapore & 2 nights in Hong Kong with city tours & leisure time in each.
  • Savour regional flavours with a gourmet dinner under the stars at the base of Ayers Rock.
  • Discover the incredible Great Barrier Reef with a snorkelling excursion & helicopter tour.
  • Enjoy a scenic journey across New Zealand’s Southern Alps aboard the TranzAlpine Express.
  • Includes 24 nights on a bed and breakfast basis, 1 night on half board basis.

Book Your Trip From £8799pp

From £8799pp

HOW MANY TRAVELLING?
2 Adults

Your Guided Group Holiday To Australia and New Zealand 

Travel with us on this exceptional 28-night holiday, incorporating the highlights of two countries that appear on every traveller's list: Australia and New Zealand. Our outbound journey is punctuated by a 2 night stopover in Singapore, where we’ll enjoy a half day city tour and free time to explore the city. Upon arrival in Sydney, we’ll enjoy a full day guided tour of the city and its harbour, before travelling around the country to visit sites like the fabulous Blue Mountains, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland. Then, it’s on to New Zealand to take a scenic train journey across the beautiful Canterbury Plains, visit the highlights of Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland and their surrounding areas. Our journey home includes a 2-night stopover in Hong Kong to round off this incredible holiday.

Please Note: Visas are required for travel on this tour. Please visit our visa information page for more information.

Trip Itinerary

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1

Travel to Singapore

Depart for Singapore via Dubai.

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Arrive in Singapore

Arrive in Singapore where you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

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Singapore

Half Day Guided Tour of Singapore

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Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Singapore including Chinatown and Little India. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore this captivating city.

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Travel to Australia

Transfer from your hotel by coach to Singapore Airport, with guide.

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Arrive in Sydney

Arrive in Sydney where you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel. The reminder of the day is at your leisure.

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Sydney

Sydney Sightseeing Tour

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Your local guide will take you on a full-day tour of the city, including Parliament House, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach and of course a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House and an afternoon Harbour Cruise.

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The Blue Mountains

Guided Excursion to The Blue Mountains

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Take in the sights of natural bush land as you travel to the beautiful Blue Mountains. Stop off for a visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park to observe Australia's unique wildlife including Kangaroos, Koalas and other marsupials, reptiles and birds. Continue on to the town of Katoomba and take a relaxing trip on the Katoomba Scenic Railway - the glass roofed carriages offer expansive views of the rainforest - followed by a viewing of 'The Three Sisters' rock formation. Lunch is included.

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At Leisure

Free Time in Sydney

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You will have today free in Sydney for shopping or sightseeing of your choice, your local guide can advise you on sites and activities depending on your interests.

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At Leisure

Explore Sydney at Your Own Pace

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You will have today free in Sydney for shopping or sightseeing of your choice, your local guide can advise you on sites and activities depending on your interests.

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Ayers Rock & Sounds of Silence

Depart for Ayers Rock

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Transfer to Sydney airport for your short internal flight to Ayers Rock in the centre of Australia. You will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

Sounds of Silence

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Spend the evening under the stars at the outdoor 'Sounds of Silence' gourmet dinner. Served while watching the sun set over the Olga Mountains, the dinner will be followed by a late night guided talk from the resident Astronomer.

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Ayers Rock at Sunrise, Sacred Caves & Olga Mountains

Experience a Sunrise Over Ayers Rock and See the Sacred Caves

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Start today with a spectacular viewing of the sunrise over Ayers Rock, followed by a viewing of the sacred aboriginal caves.

Visit the 36 Domes of Olgas

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In the afternoon visit the 36 domes of the Olgas known as Kata Tjuta, followed by a viewing of the sunset over Ayers Rock.

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Travel to Cairns

Transfer from your hotel to Ayers Rock airport for your internal flight to Cairns. You will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

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Great Barrier Reef

Explore the Great Barrier Reef

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Travel from Cairns by high speed catamaran to the Marine World pontoon - a purpose-built two storey platform on the outer Great Barrier Reef. From here you can explore this spectacular and unique marine area of extraordinary beauty, with time to swim, snorkel or travel in a semi-submersible boat. Get a bird's eye view of the turquoise water and magnificent coral formations as you soar through the air on a helicopter flight over the reef.

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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Experience the Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway for the spectacular journey from Cairns to Kuranda taking in the stunning scenery of North Queensland. Experience the Queensland rainforest from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which skims through the canopy as you marvel at the rainforest below. At the end of the Skyrail visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to learn about the traditions and to experience the authentic music, dance and storytelling of the Tjapukai people. Lunch is included.

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At Leisure

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You will have today free to relax, recharge the batteries and enjoy the laid back pace of life in this beautiful beach community.

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Travel to New Zealand

Arrive in Christchurch

Depart for New Zealand via Sydney. You will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

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Tranz Alpine Express

Experience the Tranz Alpine Express

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Morning transfer to Christchurch station where you will board the Tranz Alpine Express for your scenic rail journey across the stunning Canterbury Plains and into the heart of the Southern Alps. Travel across towering viaducts, through spectacular gorges and river valleys and into the lush forest of Arthurs Pass National Park. Disembark at Arthur's Pass and continue your journey to your hotel in the village of Franz Josef.

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Franz Josef Glacier & Queenstown

Guided Excursion to Franz Josef Glacier & Queenstown

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Morning excursion to view the magnificent Franz Josef glacier, a huge river of snow and ice that flows from vast snowfields high in the Alps, almost to sea level. Afterwards, travel onwards to your hotel in Queenstown.

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Queenstown

Queenstown Sightseeing Tour

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Morning sightseeing tour of Queenstown which includes a visit to historic Arrowtown and an aerial gondola ride to Bob's Peak to take in the panoramic views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain range - the backdrop to several scenes in The Lord of the Rings.

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At Leisure

Free Time in Queenstown

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You will have today at leisure to explore the beautiful alpine resort of Queenstown. An adrenaline junkies' paradise, there is also plenty to do at a more relaxed pace including walking, golf, sailing and fishing before sampling some of the delicious food and wine on offer.

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Travel to Christchurch

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Travel north by coach, through the rugged Kawarau Gorge, across the Waitaki Valley and Burkes Pass, and on to Christchurch.

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Travel to Rotorua

Coach transfer to Christchurch airport for your flight from the South Island to Rotorua on the North Island. You will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport and transferred to your hotel.

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Rotorua

Rotorua Sightseeing Tour

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Morning sightseeing tour of this popular tourist town, set on the shores of Lake Rotorua, with visits to the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, the Agrodome and Rainbow Springs.

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Auckland via the Mamaku Ranges

Guided tour of the Famous Limestone Caves

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Leave Rotorua and travel across the Mamaku Ranges and through picturesque farmlands to the Waitomo Cave region. En-route, enjoy a guided tour of the famous limestone caves including a silent boat ride on an underground river into the magnificent Glowworm Grotto, before continuing your journey to Auckland.

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Auckland

Auckland Sightseeing Tour

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A morning sightseeing tour of the 'City of Sails', including the harbour views from Bastion Point, the Maori and Pacific Islands Court at the Auckland Museum, waterfront drive, and Parnell Village.

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Travel to Hong Kong

Early morning coach transfer from your hotel to Auckland airport for your flight to Hong Kong. On arrival in Hong Kong you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sightseeing Tour

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A full-day city tour of this bustling and vibrant city, including Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Man Mo Temple and Hollywood Road. You will have some free time at Hollywood Road for lunch at your leisure before transferring back to your hotel.

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Return Home

Depart Hong Kong

Enjoy a late checkout from your hotel and an evening meal in a local restaurant before your transfer to Hong Kong International Airport for your flight home.

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Arrive Home

Arrive home from this holiday of a lifetime.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

Customer Reviews

Hotels Available

North Point  Hong Kong

Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel

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  • 1 Sep
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4* Hotel in Hong Kong  

*Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

Mount Elizabeth  Singapore

York Hotel Singapore

4
  • 1 Sep
  • 1 Sep

The York Hotel lies in the heart of Singapore, a few minutes on foot to Orchard Road, the city’s main shopping and entertainment district. Guests can enjoy the hotel's range of dining and leisure fac…

Rotorua  New Zealand

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

4
  • 1 Sep
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Centrally located in the city beside mystical Lake Rotorua, this welcoming, international class  Rotorua Hotel is just a brief stroll from the Rotorua Museum, Convention Centres and adjacent to Polyn…

Franz Josef Glacier  New Zealand

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

4
  • 1 Sep
  • 1 Sep

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is located at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park.

*Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the ti…

Palm Cove  Australia

Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove

4
  • 1 Sep
  • 1 Sep

The resort is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday, featuring 2 swimming pools, restaurant, bar, alfresco dining, massage, beauty & hair salon, games room and is within 5 minutes walk to the b…

Sydney  Australia

Grace Hotel Sydney

4
  • 1 Sep
  • 1 Sep

Built by Grace Bros. in the 1920s as a showpiece of their successful retail business; The Grace Hotel has been beautifully restored to its former glory, making it one of Sydney’s most prominent histo…

Auckland  New Zealand

Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland

4
  • 1 Sep
  • 1 Sep

The Grand Millennium Auckland is considered to be New Zealand’s largest hotel. It is centrally located in Auckland, close to key attractions including Queen Street and the Viaduct Harbour. The hotel …

Queenstown  New Zealand

Crowne Plaza Queenstown

4
  • 1 Sep
  • 1 Sep

Centrally located in Queenstown, overlooking Lake Wakatipu, with the Remarkable Mountain range in the background, giving this hotel a beautiful and scenic backdrop.  The Crowne Plaza is within a shor…

Christchurch  New Zealand

The Quality Hotel Elms

3
  • 1 Sep
  • 1 Sep

The Quality Hotel Elms is surrounded by award-winning gardens. Situated 4.5 kilometres from central Christchurch, it is close to the city’s Northlands Mall, which offers 150 shops, a food court and c…

Ayers Rock  Australia

Desert Gardens Hotel Ayers Rock Resort

4
  • 1 Sep
  • 1 Sep

Magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs are the setting for this hotel. Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommo…

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