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Ultimate Australia & New Zealand

  • Melbourne
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Alice Springs
  • Cairns
  • Sydney
  • Queenstown
  • Franz Josef
  • Christchurch
  • Rotorua
  • Auckland
  • 21 nights from
  • £2,479 per person
  • Trip Code: MC-1138

Holiday Overview

An epic 21 day adventure spanning 4 Australian States and both of New Zealand's main islands. Savour the best of the Antipodes on this 3 week tour, from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne head deep into the dusty outback and Red Centre, contrast this with the blue ocean of tropical Queensland, the lush rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef and of course photogenic Sydney Harbour. Travel onwards to the mountains and glaciers of New Zealand's South Island and enjoy the scenery from one of the world’s great rail journeys, the Tranz Alpine Express. Experience some Maori culture in the North Island in the geo thermal centre of Rotorua before concluding your sojourn in Auckland

Start Melbourne End Auckland (V.V)

21 nights / 22 days

Places visited: Victoria, Northern Territory, Queensland,  New South Wales, North & South islands New Zealand

Highlights;

Enjoy cosmopolitan city of Melbourne

Visit the Red Centre of Australia

Experience the Great Barrier Reef and Rain Forest

See Sydney & The Blue Mountains

Cruise on the waters of Milford Sound

Travel on the TranzAlpine Train

Learn about Maori culture in Geo Thermal Rotorua

Ultimate Australia & New Zealand includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation Melbourne
  • Great Ocean Road Tour
  • 2 nights accommodation Uluru
  • Sounds of Silence Dinner
  • 1 night accommodation Alice Springs
  • 3 nights accommodation Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef & rain forest tour
  • 3 nights accommodation Sydney
  • Blue Mountains tour
  • 3 nights accommodation Queenstown
  • Milford Sound Tour
  • 2 nights accommodation Franz Josef
  • TranzAlpine train
  • 1 night accommodation Christchurch
  • 2 nights accommodation Rotorua
  • Te Puia Geo Thermal & Maori Tour
  • Hobbiton Tour
  • 1 night accommodation Auckland
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Day 1 - Melbourne

Arrive in Melbourne, spend the rest of the day at leisure

Featured accommodation

Quality Hotel Batman's Hill On Collins

Enhance your experience

The Langham

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Day 2 - Melbourne & the Great Ocean road

Spend the day exploring the stunning coastline of the Great Ocean Road, which is considered by many to be one of the worlds most scenic coastal drives.

Featured accommodation

Quality Hotel Batman's Hill On Collins

Enhance your experience

The Langham

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Day 3 - Melbourne at leisure

Have a day at leisure exploring the Victoria state capital, Melbourne. Perhaps savour the gourmet cuisine or locally roasted coffee, if you are wanting to venture further afield day tours are available to the wine producing Yarra Valley, or nearby Phillip Island, home to its famous penguin parade.

Featured accommodation

Quality Hotel Batman's Hill On Collins

Enhance your experience

The Langham

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Day 4 - Melbourne - Uluru / Ayers Rock

Catch a domestic flight from Melbourne to the heart of the Red Centre and the iconic resort of Ayers Rock. Tonight enjoy a once in a liftime dining experience, The Sounds of Silence

Featured accommodation

The Lost Camel Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort

Enhance your experience

Sails in the Desert

Unmissable Experiences

Sounds of Silence

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Day 5 - Uluru at leisure

Enjoy a day's leisure exploring Uluru at your own pace. Ask your consultant about some of the day tours available, these include a viait to the nearby Kata Tjuta rocks (also know as The Olgas), an Uluru base walk, or a helicopter trip. 

Featured accommodation

The Lost Camel Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort

Enhance your experience

Sails in the Desert

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Day 6 - Uluru - Alice Springs

Today take the AAT Kings coachtransfer from Uluru to Alice Springs. Your Driver Guide will provide comprehensive commentary as you pass through the beautiful rugged scenery of the outback.

Featured accommodation

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

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Day 7 - Alice Springs - Cairns

Take the domestic flight to Cairns in north tropical Queensland. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Enhance your experience

Shangri La Hotel

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Day 8 - Cairns & The Great Barrier Reef

Spend the day exploring The Great Barrier Reef.

Featured accommodation

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Enhance your experience

Shangri La Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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Day 9 - Cairns & The Rainforest

Spend the day exploring Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest.

Featured accommodation

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Enhance your experience

Shangri La Hotel

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Day 10 - Cairns - Sydney

Fly South to New South Wales and Sydney. Spend the rest of the day at leisure

Featured accommodation

Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel

Enhance your experience

Spicers Potts Point Hotel

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Day 11 - Sydney & Blue Mountains

Take a day tour to the nearby Blue Mountains.

Featured accommodation

Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel

Enhance your experience

Spicers Potts Point Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

AEA Blue Mountains Deluxe Day

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Day 12 - Sydney at leisure

Take a full day to explore Sydney at your own pace, perhaps take a tour of the Opera House or enjoy a harbour cruise. The more energetic may consider partaking in the Sydney Bridgeclimb.

Featured accommodation

Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel

Enhance your experience

Spicers Potts Point Hotel

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Day 13 - Sydney - Queenstown

Take the Trans-Tasman flight to Queenstown in the heart of the South Islands Remarkable Mountians. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Heritage Queenstown

Enhance your experience

St Rees

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Day 14 - Queenstown & Milford Sound

Take a full day tour to Fjordland National Park and Milford Sound. Ask your consultant regarding options to upgrade to a scenic flight transfer.

Featured accommodation

Heritage Queenstown

Enhance your experience

St Rees

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Day 15 - Queenstown

Enjoy a full day of leisure in scenic Queenstown. Ask your consultant for ideas on the many day tours available, or just go for a walk by the lake and soak up the view.

Featured accommodation

Heritage Queenstown

Enhance your experience

St Rees

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Day 16 - Queenstown - Franz Josef

Today take the inter city coach transfer from Queenstown the service takes approximately 8 hours with multiple stops en route. Please note this can also be done as a self drive

Featured accommodation

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Enhance your experience

Te Waonui

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Day 17 - Franz Josef

Spend a full day exploring the glacier at your own pace. Ask you consultant for options regarding guided tours and once in a lifetime helicopter experiences

Featured accommodation

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Enhance your experience

Te Waonui

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Day 18 - Franz Josef - Christchurch via the TranzAlpine train

Continue north to Greymouth and catch the famous TranzAlpine train to Christchurch. The TranzAlpine is one of the world's great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours. You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps

Featured accommodation

BreakFree on Cashel

Enhance your experience

The George Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

TranzAlpine Train

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Day 19 - Christchurch - Rotorua

Take the short domestic flight to Rotorua, the Maori cultural and Geo Thermal centre of the North Island. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

Enhance your experience

Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Day 20 - Rotorua

Visit Te Puia & Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, the centre of Māori art & culture and home to the world-famous Pohutu Geyser.

Featured accommodation

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

Enhance your experience

Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel & Spa

Unmissable Experiences

Te Puia

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Day 21 - Rotorua - Auckland

Travel from Rotorua to Auckland, via the Hobbiton movie set, as featured in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Trilogies

Featured accommodation

Heritage Hotel Auckland

Enhance your experience

Hotel Grand Windsor

Unmissable Experiences

Hobbiton

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Day 22 - Auckland

Today your tour concludes in Auckland

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