Australia & New Zealand Highlights

15 days from $8,445 per person*
  • Get the VIP treatment with a behind-the-scene tour of Sydney Opera House.
  • Visit a Koala Conservation Centre and observe a "Penguin Parade".
  • Learn about Māori culture and cruise spectacular Milford Sound.
  • Explore lush rainforest, sparkling waterfalls, and the Waitakere Ranges.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of comfortable accommodations.
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Experience the must-see treasures of Australia and New Zealand, both world-famous for their dynamic landscapes and rich natural wonders. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable adventure that's a true treat for the senses.

It all starts in the photogenic harbor city of Sydney, surrounded by the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean. Discover the city sights along with some of the country's most famous landmarks on a private guided walking tour, meandering by architectural wonders and lush botanical gardens. Experience VIP treatment with an intimate tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House where you'll explore beneath the sails, venturing to back of house areas and theaters in this behind-the-scenes tour. Enjoy a unique perspective of the city's opulent waterfront sights from the comfort of a shared boat cruise, admiring stunning mansions on the water's edge. Continue to Cairns for a full-day tour of Daintree National Park, climbing the forested slopes of the Alexandra Range and spotting exotic creatures with the help of an expert guide. Spend a morning at leisure in beautiful Port Douglas before boarding a luxury catamaran for a sunset cruise off the coast, crossing the crystal-clear waters of the warm Coral Sea. The last leg of the Australian portion of this adventure whisks you to the artistic hub of Melbourne. Discover the treasures of this dynamic bohemia on an exclusive city tour before encountering some of its remarkable wildlife up-close. Visit the Koala Conservation Center, one of the few areas in Victoria where you can see a protected koala colony, observing the wild marsupials within touching distance. ... Show More »

Transfer to Queenstown, regarded as the "Adventure Capital of the World", where you'll board a cruise and set sail to the spectacular Milford Sound. Coast through this magical land of towering mountains, ancient rainforests and mesmerizing waters, before taking to the skies for a panoramic flight back to Queenstown. Visit boutique vineyards in the famous wine regions of Central Otago, sampling glasses of reds and white rich in flavor and character. Cap the adventure off with a transfer to Auckland to explore the country's famous "City of Sails", so nicknamed for its rich maritime history and opulent waterfront. Travel to the Arataki Center perched high on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. A journey filled with unforgettable sights and experiences, this whirlwind adventure invites you to dive in.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Transfer - International Airport Pick Up with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Welcome to Australia! - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Tour - Walking Tour of Sydney (4.5 hrs) - Guide
    • Shared Tour - Opera House Tour & Tasting Plate Experience - Guide
  • Day 3 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Shared Tour - Secret Sydney Cruise (with Lunch, 4 hrs) - Cruise
  • Day 4 Sydney to Cairns to Port Douglas
    Sydney to Cairns to Port Douglas
    • Private Transfer - City to Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Air - Sydney - Cairns [Separate Purchase (3 hrs)] -
    • Private Transfer - Cairns - Port Douglas [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Port Douglas Dining Suggestions
  • Day 5 Port Douglas
    Port Douglas
    • Private Tour - Full-Day Daintree with Specialist Wildlife Guide (with Lunch, 9 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 6 Port Douglas
    Port Douglas
    • Morning in Port Douglas at Leisure
    • Small Group Tour - Sunset Sail (with Canapes, 1.5 hrs) - Boat
  • Day 7 Port Douglas to Cairns to Melbourne
    Port Douglas to Cairns to Melbourne
    • Private Transfer - Port Douglas - Cairns [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Cairns - Melbourne [3 hrs 25 min - Separate Purchase] -
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 8 Melbourne
    Melbourne
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Melbourne at Leisure
  • Day 9 Melbourne
    Melbourne
    • Private Tour - Penguins, Koalas & Wildlife (with Dinner, 10 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 10 Melbourne to Queenstown
    Melbourne to Queenstown
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Melbourne - Queenstown [Separate Purchase] -
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Milford Sound Cruise & Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing (4 hrs) - Flight/Cruise
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Private Tour - Wine Tour in Central Otago Region (with Lunch, 5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 13 Queenstown to Auckland
    Queenstown to Auckland
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Queenstown - Auckland [2 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - City of Sails Walking Tour (3.5 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 14 Auckland
    Auckland
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Bush and Beach Wilderness Experience (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 15 Auckland
    Auckland
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Sydney

For your comfort, an assistant will be waiting for you outside of Customs holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will assist you in meeting your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation in Sydney to assist with check-in. 

A welcome package with a detailed itinerary, supplier contact list, various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting, and any other information that you may find useful will be waiting for you on arrival at the first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Amora Jamison Hotel

Welcome to the contemporary hotel that is the Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney. From the moment you arrive, you'll experience the Amora difference. In the heart of this dynamic city, this award winning hotel combines space, style and warmth to provide the ultimate ambience for business or pleasure. There are 415 stylish accommodation guest rooms, two restaurants and two bars offering exceptional wining and dining facilities, Amora Spa, swimming pool, gymnasium and business center.

Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Quokka
Quokka

Day 2: Sydney

Journey into the heart of Sydney on a private-guided walking tour through The Harbour City. After meeting your private guide in your hotel lobby, your tour begins with a walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens, a beautiful 30- hectare garden in the heart of the city. Wander in the shade of the majestic trees, see vibrantly colored flowers, and listen to the serene soundscape of birdlife. During your walk, you'll pass by the world-famous Sydney Opera House, one of Australia's iconic landmarks. Visit the grand Art Gallery of New South Wales where you'll see some of the best Australian and European art work on display before exploring the open spaces of The Domain parkland, home to the prominent gothic-styled St Mary’s Cathedral. Continue to Hyde Park, Australia's oldest public parkland, before reaching the ornate Sydney Town Hall, a testament to intricately crafted 19th-century design. Walking back through the heart of the city you’ll pass by the mighty Sydney Tower and the spectacular Queen Victoria Building, a late 19th-century structure housing designer shopping boutiques and unique eateries.

Later today, enjoy an evening in The Rocks, one of the city’s most lively neighborhoods. We suggest a reservation at one of this area's outstanding restaurants, specifically Pony Dining on the Rocks for modern, wood-fired Australian cuisine or Sake Restaurant and Bar for its exceptional Japanese cuisine and its vibrant, rustic-chic dining room with inventive sushi and sashimi.

Discover the mystery and majesty of Sydney Opera House Tour on a guided tour of this iconic performing arts center. Become privy to the stories and secrets, some controversial, behind the commissioning and construction of Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s masterpiece and afterward, relax and enjoy a delicious tasting plate for two overlooking sparkling Sydney Harbour. On this Tour and Tasting Plate Experience, you’ll find yourself seated at the al fresco Opera Kitchen, where Sydney’s finest culinary treats are coupled with one of the world’s best views. With a three-tiered sample menu consisting of fresh salads, bread rolls, beef and chicken burgers, dumplings and more, it’s the perfect end to your Sydney Opera House discovery tour. Please note, there are approximately 200 steps on this tour. As well, access to individual theaters is subject to availability and may be limited due to performances, rehearsals or other events.

Accommodation: Amora Jamison Hotel
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Queen Victoria Building
Queen Victoria Building
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Opera House
Opera House

Day 3: Sydney

Experience Sydney's iconic city landmarks and opulent waterfront sights from the comfort of a shared boat cruise. Sail by the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, observing stunning mansions on the water's edge. Visit the charming village of Watsons Bay before indulging in a restaurant lunch followed by a guided walk to the Pacific cliffs. You'll next visit idyllic Store Beach, perhaps choosing to enjoy a refreshing swim if the weather's warm enough. Tour the historic North Head Quarantine Station, where migrants arriving to a new Australia were first sent if they had fallen ill during their sea voyage. Now transformed into a museum, the station chronicles this significant chapter in Australia's heritage. Afterwards, enjoy a spot of afternoon tea before sailing back to the harbor. Immerse yourself in this truly authentic Sydney experience - a boat cruise, local pub lunch, beach, nature, history and lamingtons!

Accommodation: Amora Jamison Hotel
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Watsons Bay
Watsons Bay
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Sydney
Sydney

Day 4: Sydney - Cairns - Port Douglas

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Sydney Airport alongside a professional driver.

Board a flight in Sydney with service to Cairns. Approximate flight duration is three hours and 10 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

Transfer between Cairns airport and the beautiful town of Port Douglas with private vehicle and driver.

Port Douglas is a vibrant tropical village home to an array of fantastic local restaurants. Among our very favourites include Zinc and Hi Tide by the Beach, two modern Australian eateries celebrated for their fresh seafood and creative flair. Tonight, consider making a reservation at one of these excellent establishments. For a more casual evening, stroll along Macrossan Street and you're sure to find some delicious pizza and gelato.

Accommodation: Peninsula Boutique

Peninsula Boutique Hotel is an oasis of tropic luxury, perfectly located in Port Douglas overlooking Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea in quiet seclusion. No traffic noise and only a short stroll to Port’s Village with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options. An oasis featuring tiered heated pools, a submersed grotto, and a Jacuzzi spa, enjoy a tranquil setting while relaxing on the sun lounges or on your suite’s large private balcony. The hotel’s popular restaurant, Hi Tide, continues with beautiful views over the Coral Sea. 

Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Peninsula Boutique Hotel Beach
Peninsula Boutique Hotel Beach

Day 5: Port Douglas

Today you’ll travel through the rich farming areas toward the World Heritage listed forest region of the Daintree National Park. Step aboard our own personalized craft for a cruise on the mirrored smooth waters of the Daintree River, cruising close to riverbanks and under the overhead canopy of the rain forest seeking out the vivid Ulysses Butterfly, King fishers, Pythons and other wildlife. Once you arrive to the Daintree section of the Wet Tropics World Heritage protected rain forest, your journey then takes you up the beautiful Alexandra Range passing through local rain forest. Meet your local specialist guide for an informative tour of the Daintree Rain forest. The Grand Fan Palm gallery allows access into the heart of the world’s oldest surviving rain forest. Evolutionary development over 180 million years has created a living museum of rare and primitive flora and fauna. A cathedral-like Amphitheater of towering fan-palms stands in the heart of the forest, protected beneath the canopy of old-growth rain forest giants and has been a sacred site for generations. You’ll then get to see unusual, exotic fruit originating from all over the globe's tropical regions at the orchard which is also a host to beautiful species of tropical flowering plants, both native and introduced. Conclude your tour by taking in the outstanding panoramic view at Alexandra Range Lookout of the mouth of the Daintree River, Snapper Island and on a clear day Port Douglas. Finally board the iconic Daintree River Ferry for a short ride before heading back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Peninsula Boutique
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Boyd's Forest Dragon
Boyd's Forest Dragon
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Day 6: Port Douglas

Today, spend some time at leisure in the laid back tropical oasis that is Port Douglas. Restore and revitalise in the aquamarine waters of Four Mile Beach. With a small village vibe, Port Douglas is a lovely place to while away the afternoon in its boutique shops and cafes.

Board a luxury catamaran and enjoy the thrill of pure sailing on a sunset cruise off the coast of Port Douglas. Upon boarding your vessel for the evening, indulge in delicious canapes and a welcome beverage from the boat’s licensed bar as you’re setting off on your adventure. Cross the crystal-clear waters of the warm Coral Sea, breathe in the fresh ocean breeze and soak in a tropical sunset with spectacular mountains of northern Queensland as your backdrop. This truly unforgettable excursion allows you to experience the breathtaking beauty of this part of Australia in style.   

Accommodation: Peninsula Boutique
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Port Douglas
Port Douglas
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Sunset Sail
Sunset Sail

Day 7: Port Douglas - Cairns - Melbourne

You will be picked up from your Port Douglas Hotel and taken by private car to Cairns City or airport.

Board a flight in Cairns with service to Melbourne. Approximate flight duration is three hours and 25 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately. 

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Melbourne's domestic airport alongside a professional driver.

Accommodation: Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Come and discover the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Situated in the epicenter of Melbourne’s high fashion and fine dining district, this iconic residence is renowned for its luxury and consistent service excellence. Within walking distance of Princess Theatre, Federation Square, and Southgate, you will be plunged into the heart of Australia’s second biggest city. The rooms, ornamented in stunning Italian marble and Egyptian cotton linens, epitomize the idea of comfortable travel. The recent transformation of the hotel has seen it completely revitalized with spectacular new upper and lower lobbies, the restaurant, Collins Kitchen, Bistro Bar, RU-CO, as well as the addition of an exclusive retail environment and innovative events venue. 

Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Melbourne
Melbourne
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Grand King
Grand King

Day 8: Melbourne

Embark on a half-day city tour of incredible Melbourne after meeting up with your private guide and driver at your hotel. You'll first travel through the government precinct, observing the Treasury Building, Windsor Hotel, State Parliament House, Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum. Continue to the inner northern suburbs to enjoy the Bohemia of Fitzroy's Brunswick Street, home to a vast array of pubs, bars, restaurants, record shops and local designer shops. Enjoy morning tea among the glorious colors and smells of the Botanical Gardens, where magnificent expanses of lush green lawn slope elegantly towards ornamental lakes and massive trees cast boughs of shade over manicured garden beds. Next you'll journey past the sporting precinct that became famous with the 1956 Olympic Games and now roars to the cheers of Aussie Rules crowds each weekend. See the nearby Rod Laver Tennis Centre that hosts the Australian Tennis Open each year as well as the world famous MCG which has hosted most of the major events that have come to this city. Next you'll travel westwards to the historic Station Pier in Port Melbourne, a historic arrival point for Melbourne's European immigrants. Drive along Port Phillip Bay before arriving at remarkable St Kilda, renowned for its sandy beaches, music venues, restaurants and cafes. Here you'll enjoy breathtaking views of Melbourne's city skyline, West Gate Bridge, and the Dandenong Ranges from an historic vantage point. Finish your morning adventure with a drive through St Kilda's funky Acland and Fitzroy Streets before entering the Australian Formula One Grand Prix track at Albert Lake. Your tour concludes with a private transfer back to your hotel. 

Melbourne is one of Australia's most dynamic cities that continues to grow on you the longer you stay. From its exciting arts scene to its Alice and Wonderland style hidden bars, it is worth taking your time to get to know this city. Home to the Australian Ballet, East End Theatre District, and a slew of international festivals, there is always something exciting happening in Melbourne. Please speak to your Destination Expert for assistance for further suggestions for your time at leisure.

Accommodation: Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Melbourne
Melbourne

Day 9: Melbourne

Enjoy a remarkable exploration of Melbourne’s wildlife in this family-friendly private-guided adventure. Meet your private guide and driver at your hotel before driving through beef and dairy cattle farms, horse breeding studs, and swampland. Enjoy afternoon tea en-route before crossing the bridge to Phillip Island. Recognized as a world leader for environmental conservation, Phillip Island’s sandy and rocky shorelines team with wildlife, including over 200 species of birds. On Phillip Island's northern side, you can look out for masked lapwings, spoonbills, ibis, herons and black swans. Your next visit is the Koala Conservation Center, one of the few areas in Victoria where you can see a protected koala colony. Walk among the treetops in nature reserve bush land and observe the wild marsupials within touching distance, perhaps also spotting a wild wallaby or two. Time permitting you’ll pass by Swan Lake, the island's largest fresh water lake, and head to the ‘Nobbies’, a magnificent headland with views that stretch over Mornington Peninsula and Bass Strait. Just under one mile offshore are Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest Australian Fur Seal colony. You’ll witness the incredible Penguin Parade at dusk, where Little Penguins arrive in groups on the beach after their day of fishing. Watch as they waddle their way into the dunes where their burrow nests are situated. Observing and learning about penguin behavior and their daily routines is an amazing learning experience and a great memory for the whole family. Your evening finishes with dinner in the township of Rhyll before returning to Melbourne in the late evening.

Accommodation: Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Evening Penguin Parade
Evening Penguin Parade
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Day 10: Melbourne - Queenstown

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Melbourne's domestic airport alongside a professional driver.

Board a flight in Melbourne with service to Queenstown, connecting via Sydney. Approximate flight duration is six hours and 10 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

A private vehicle will provide a transfer between the airport and your hotel.

Accommodation: St Moritz

Superbly positioned in a spectacular mountain lake setting within walking distance of Queenstown attractions, Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - member of the MGallery collection is a unique place of majestic beauty and legendary experiences. Close to the airport, this property is also near Steamer Wharf and TSS Earnslaw Steamship. Another nearby point of interest is Queenstown Harbour. Refurbished with chic design, the hotel embodies the spirit of its alpine surroundings. Boasting floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views, Hotel St Moritz features a dining room, a bar, a library, a fitness center and a hot tub garden. The property also provides a restaurant, a children's club, and a concierge desk. Guestrooms have premium bedding, minibars, and high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge). Rooms also include refrigerators, bathrobes and hair dryers.

Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  St Moritz Queenstown
St Moritz Queenstown
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Approach to Hotel St Moritz
Approach to Hotel St Moritz

Day 11: Queenstown

Today you will explore Milford Sounds stunning fiord from the air and on the water. Upon landing in Milford, join an unforgettable cruise, past sheer cliffs, gushing waterfalls and perhaps even spot dolphins, seals and penguins. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular rivers, valleys and mountains with blue-green ice falls, and land upon Mount Tutoko glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park. The trip takes approximately four hours and has a maximum group size of six guests. Please note: The Department Of Conservation recently reduced the number of concession landings on Ngapunatoru ice plateau (Mt Tutoko). Therefore, a glacier landing on Milford Sound flights can no longer be guaranteed. Alpine landings are offered in lieu.

Accommodation: St Moritz
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Queenstown
Queenstown

Day 12: Queenstown

Today your private driver-guide will meet you at your Queenstown accommodation and take you on an outstanding wine tour through the central Otago region. Your afternoon begins among boutique vineyards and splendid scenery, highlighted by wine tastings at four of the best wineries in the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell regions. This outing also includes a delightful gourmet platter lunch at the award-winning Carrick Winery, followed by a leisurely stroll through Old Cromwell Town and a drive through the stunning Kawarau Gorge where you’ll learn about the gold history of the region (time and weather permitting). The duration of the tour is approximately five hours and operates with maximum of five guests. The tour departs at 12:00 pm and returns at approximately 5:00 pm.

Accommodation: St Moritz
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Wine Tour
Wine Tour

Day 13: Queenstown - Auckland

Meet your driver for a private transfer between Queenstown and the Domestic Airport.

Board a flight in Queenstown with service to Auckland. Approximate flight duration is one hour and 50 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the Auckland Airport and your hotel.

Meet your private guide at your city hotel to begin an exclusive walking tour into the heart of Auckland. Nicknamed the "City of Sails" for its abundance of yacht marinas and its rich maritime history, Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most bustling city, often confused for its capital. Along with your guide, you'll not only discovery the city's history, sights, and sounds, but you'll also experience a glimpse into daily Aucklander life. Discover Princes Wharf, once a commercial wharf on the city's waterfront now re-developed into a dazzling hub of bars and eateries, looking out to Waitemata Harbour. Visit the NZ Maritime Museum and learn of the early arrivals to the country, from early Polynesians to the Europeans. Meander through the entertainment district of Viaduct Harbour, home to buzzing night life and gourmet experiences. Your guide will also lead you through Wynward Quarter, currently being prepared for the 36th America's Cup taking place in 2021. Stroll by Auckland's Fish Market and the luxury super yachts of Silo Park, immersing yourself in authentic Auckland. Your walking tour concludes with a return to your Auckland hotel. 

Accommodation: SO/ Auckland Hotel

Trendy SO/ Auckland is ideal for those looking for a hip and vibrant place to be, to see, and be seen. Pose for picture perfect shots of the Waitemata Harbour on the HI-SO rooftop bar, or wine and dine in Harbour Society where French culinary traditions are reinterpreted with an unconventional twist. SO/ Auckland offers 130 beautiful guest rooms, each coming alive with avant-garde design elements using Auckland's volcanic origin as inspiration. Situated downtown in the lively Britomart district, SO is nestled within the dynamic vibe of the city. Due to its convenient location, you can easily walk to nearby fashionable boutiques and galleries, Viaduct Precinct, and Wynyard Quarter with cafes, restaurants and nightlife along the waterfront.

Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Auckland Waterfront
Auckland Waterfront
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Auckland Coastal Piha Beach
Auckland Coastal Piha Beach

Day 14: Auckland

Only 19 miles from downtown Auckland is the city’s largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges. No other city in New Zealand has such a wonderful asset so close to it. In just 30 minutes, leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the tranquility of the rainforest. Travel to the Arataki Center perched high on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings. Continue on to the lush rainforest where you can walk the easy bush tracks among giant tree ferns and view New Zealand’s famous kauri trees. Unwind by a spectacular cascading waterfall or swim beneath it. Move on to experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast where you’ll feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.

Accommodation: SO/ Auckland Hotel
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Waitakere Ranges
Waitakere Ranges

Day 15: Auckland

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the Auckland airport and your hotel.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Amora Jamison Hotel : Sydney

Welcome to the contemporary hotel that is the Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney. From the moment you arrive, you'll experience the Amora difference. In the heart of this dynamic city, this award winning hotel combines space, style and warmth to provide the ultimate ambience for business or pleasure. There are 415 stylish accommodation guest rooms, two restaurants and two bars offering exceptional wining and dining facilities, Amora Spa, swimming pool, gymnasium and business center.

Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Amora Jamison Hotel
Amora Jamison Hotel

Peninsula Boutique : Port Douglas

Peninsula Boutique Hotel is an oasis of tropic luxury, perfectly located in Port Douglas overlooking Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea in quiet seclusion. No traffic noise and only a short stroll to Port’s Village with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options. An oasis featuring tiered heated pools, a submersed grotto, and a Jacuzzi spa, enjoy a tranquil setting while relaxing on the sun lounges or on your suite’s large private balcony. The hotel’s popular restaurant, Hi Tide, continues with beautiful views over the Coral Sea. 

Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Grand Hyatt Melbourne : Melbourne

Come and discover the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Situated in the epicenter of Melbourne’s high fashion and fine dining district, this iconic residence is renowned for its luxury and consistent service excellence. Within walking distance of Princess Theatre, Federation Square, and Southgate, you will be plunged into the heart of Australia’s second biggest city. The rooms, ornamented in stunning Italian marble and Egyptian cotton linens, epitomize the idea of comfortable travel. The recent transformation of the hotel has seen it completely revitalized with spectacular new upper and lower lobbies, the restaurant, Collins Kitchen, Bistro Bar, RU-CO, as well as the addition of an exclusive retail environment and innovative events venue. 

Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Grand King
Grand King

St Moritz : Queenstown

Superbly positioned in a spectacular mountain lake setting within walking distance of Queenstown attractions, Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - member of the MGallery collection is a unique place of majestic beauty and legendary experiences. Close to the airport, this property is also near Steamer Wharf and TSS Earnslaw Steamship. Another nearby point of interest is Queenstown Harbour. Refurbished with chic design, the hotel embodies the spirit of its alpine surroundings. Boasting floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views, Hotel St Moritz features a dining room, a bar, a library, a fitness center and a hot tub garden. The property also provides a restaurant, a children's club, and a concierge desk. Guestrooms have premium bedding, minibars, and high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge). Rooms also include refrigerators, bathrobes and hair dryers.

Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  St Moritz Queenstown
St Moritz Queenstown
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Approach to Hotel St Moritz
Approach to Hotel St Moritz

SO/ Auckland Hotel : Auckland

Trendy SO/ Auckland is ideal for those looking for a hip and vibrant place to be, to see, and be seen. Pose for picture perfect shots of the Waitemata Harbour on the HI-SO rooftop bar, or wine and dine in Harbour Society where French culinary traditions are reinterpreted with an unconventional twist. SO/ Auckland offers 130 beautiful guest rooms, each coming alive with avant-garde design elements using Auckland's volcanic origin as inspiration. Situated downtown in the lively Britomart district, SO is nestled within the dynamic vibe of the city. Due to its convenient location, you can easily walk to nearby fashionable boutiques and galleries, Viaduct Precinct, and Wynyard Quarter with cafes, restaurants and nightlife along the waterfront.

Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  SO/ Auckland
SO/ Auckland
Australia & New Zealand Highlights Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Bar
Bar

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Mona Y — June 14, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Rehana was wonderful. Her recommendations were all top notch and made me realize how well she knew Australia. Everything ran like clockwork and that allowed us to make the most of what was actually a short time in Australia. She was also very patient with my many questions and gave me alternatives when I asked. It is the third time that we've used Kensington Tours and I can't imagine using anyone else. We've never been disappointed.

  • Curtis L — March 21, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Kerry Brown was an exceptional travel consultant throughout the entire planning phase as well as a responsive resource as we encountered a few challenges while travelling. Her personal interest in our comfort, convenience, and pleasure made our trip an unforgettable experience. We will definitely consider using Kensington for international travel.

  • Ellen M — February 12, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Wonderful trip, tailored to our exact needs and wishes, quality hotels, tours, experiences. Very satisfied, the best part of our trip was through Kensington.

  • Holly T — April 17, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Samantha was amazing and the trip was wonderful and enchanting! Guides were amazing and super knowledgeable. Special shout out to Kenn Holmes (Brisbane) who not only provided an amazing tour of the Australian Zoo but went above and beyond to look for medical care for me for an ear infection during our day together. He was amazing!

  • Susan S — June 05, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Our trip to New Zealand was a special occasion in that I was celebrating my 70th birthday. Our itinerary was jam-packed as we were visiting both the North and South Islands, that included 6 cities and 4 national parks. Kensington Tours truly did an outstanding job arranging for our transportation, hotels and tour guides. They far exceeded my expectations.

  • Jennifer B — February 19, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    We felt like rock stars on this trip! Everything was so well arranged and of high quality. The guides were all excellent and even the drivers to and from the airports provided a mini-tour during the transport. Many thanks for Jennifer May for accommodating our preferences of activities and hotels and making this all possible.

  • Jennifer U. — September 30, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    We had run into a snag on our trip. When we could not resolve this on our own we reached out to the after-hours contact at Kensington and between her and our original trip organizer, the issue was resolved for us promptly. It let us enjoy the rest of our trip without the stress of having to deal with the issue on our own. Peace of mind is priceless.

  • Ronald J. — August 13, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Ashwarya, my Destination Expert, was on top of everything and answered all my questions.

  • Joshua J. — July 24, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    I am always thrilled with Kensington and their experts.

  • Emily D. — June 22, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Renee, our Destination Expert, put together a great trip for our family. She listened to what our priorities were and designed a trip within our budget.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

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