The Complete South Pacific

From the underwater splendor of the Great Barrier Reef to the towering peak of Mt. Cook - this is the South Pacific. Visit Phillip Island, home to the world's largest colony of Little Penguins. Spend 3 nights on the island of Tasmania and see the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Center. Toast Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset with champagne. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for a ride over the rainforest canopy. Tour the famous Sydney Opera House. Spend 2 nights in Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland. Overnight in Mt. Cook National Park under the shadow of New Zealand's tallest mountain. Marvel at Milford Sound. Discover the intrinsic beauty of Australia and New Zealand.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2022
Duration
27 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MelbourneCross the International Dateline as you begin a comprehensive adventure through Australia and New Zealand.
Day 3MelbourneYour tour opens in Melbourne. Set upon the shores of Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River, the city exudes a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Day 4MelbourneSet out on a panoramic city tour and see Fitzroy Gardens and Melbourne's bustling "laneways." After, enjoy time to explore this lively city on your own before heading to Phillip Island, where you'll visit koalas in their natural setting at a conservation center. Continue to the nature reserve that houses the world's largest colony of Little Penguins. Protected and studied by rangers, hundreds of them waddle out of the sea and cross the beach to their burrows. Learn more about these inquisitive birds at the interpretation center.
Day 5MelbourneA flight to Hobart, Tasmania brings you to Australia's second oldest city. An island state of Australia, Tasmania is surrounded by more than 300 scattered isles. Its rugged and pristine beauty provides the backdrop for your 3-night stay.
Day 6HobartToday, it's your choice! Embark on an early morning walking tour of the city -OR- take the morning to relax and enjoy a walking tour in the afternoon. No matter how you start your day, visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Center and learn about this unique marsupial, its fight for survival, and the plan to save it from extinction. Tour the Port Arthur Historic Site, the best-preserved example of Australia's original penal colonies. En route, witness the coastal rock formations of Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen, and the Blow Hole.
Day 7HobartEnjoy a free day to explore Tasmania's capital city on your own. Perhaps you'll indulge in the city's up-and-coming cafE culture, meander along the lively harbor, or just take some time to relax.
Day 8HobartFly to Adelaide, South Australia's bustling cosmopolitan capital. Settle into your home for the next 2 nights.
Day 9AdelaideRenowned among connoisseurs, Barossa Valley's award-winning winemakers attract visitors from around the world. Start your day at the Seppeltsfield Winery for a private tour and tasting of their world-class wines. Quench your palate with varietals ranging from fruit-forward Chardonnays to earthy Pinot Noirs.
Day 10AdelaideThis morning, make your way to Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock) in the heart of the Australian Outback. Tour the sandstone domes known as Kata Tjuta and the beautiful area surrounding the base of "The Rock." As the day draws to a close, sip a glass of champagne as Uluru's hues change dramatically with the setting sun.
Day 11UluruFly to Cairns, the tropical gateway to one of the world's most spectacular natural attractions - the Great Barrier Reef (UNESCO). Before your departure, perhaps you will choose to partake in an optional excursion where you will enjoy a camel ride, taking in the magnificent Uluru at sunrise.
Day 12CairnsRise high on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride over the rainforest canopy. Embrace the opportunity to explore the forest floor up close with access to specially designed boardwalks. Your evening is at leisure to enjoy your tropical surroundings.
Day 13CairnsBoard a glass-bottom catamaran and sail to the Low Isles to discover the aquatic realm of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the day however you please, perhaps choosing from a selection of included activities. Maybe you'll soak up the sun on a tiny remote island,* located along the outer reef, or consider snorkeling in the rolling waves, uncovering a pod of vibrant sea life. You can also meet with a marine biologist, or join an expert on a heritage trail walk along the island.
Day 14CairnsFly to the dynamic city of Sydney. This evening, personalize your culinary experience with Diner's Choice - choosing from a variety of local restaurants for an included dinner along bustling Darling Harbour.
Day 15SydneySee where English colonists first settled during a city tour of Sydney, featuring Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens, and the fashionable suburb of Darlinghurst. Take an expert-led tour of the Sydney Opera House, poised majestically on Sydney Harbour. You'll have the chance to join a special presentation at the National Opal Collection. In the evening, consider an optional dinner and engaging performance at the famous Sydney Opera House.**
Day 16SydneyEnjoy a day at leisure. Marvel at the scenic vistas of the harbor showcasing Sydney's magnificent skyline, the iconic Sydney Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge. As the most populous city in Australia, Sydney is full of endless ways to spend your day.
Day 17SydneyFly to New Zealand and arrive in Auckland, the "City of Sails". A city tour features the America's Cup Village, the War Memorial, vibrant Queen Street, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and spectacular views from the harborside.
Day 18AucklandHead to Rotorua's dramatic geothermal landscape. Find culture behind every corner - over one-third of Rotura's population boasts Maori roots, making it known as the Maori capital of New Zealand.
Day 19RotoruaDiscover Te Puia - New Zealand's premier Maori cultural and geothermal experience. Witness how the Maori keep their culture alive by teaching traditional carving and weaving. At the Agrodome, see a sheep-shearing demonstration and learn about the importance of agriculture to the nation.
Day 20RotoruaMake your way to Wellington, New Zealand's capital city and the world's southernmost capital city. Built on the foreshore of a harbor and ringed by mountains, this gives the city the nickname "Windy Wellington."
Day 21WellingtonCome to know Wellington on a tour including the Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament, historic St. Paul's Church, and the Old Government Building - the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere. Explore the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongawera, a fascinating center dedicated to art, history and the Maori culture.
Day 22WellingtonToday, experience what has been called "the most beautiful ferry ride in the world" as you sail across the Cook Strait on your way to the historic city of Christchurch, the "Garden City." Enjoy some free time to explore. Perhaps you'll stroll through the city's gardens or learn about its more recent history at the Quake City exhibition. This evening, join a local Kiwi family for a home-hosted dinner.
Day 23ChristchurchExperience New Zealand's most famous national park, Mt. Cook. Revel in the Alpine paradise of Mt. Cook - a larger-than-life experience. You may choose to take a nature walk, enjoy an optional glacier flightseeing tour (weather permitting), or simply meditate on the beauty of the Southern Alps.
Day 24Mount CookMake your way to Queenstown, nicknamed the "Adventure Capital of the World." Nestled on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is surrounded by stunning natural beauty.
Day 25QueenstownEnjoy the rugged grandeur of the Hollyford Valley as you travel through a beech forest via the Homer Tunnel. Cruise the breathtaking Milford Sound and see why this fjord is one of the most visited sights on the South Island. Following your cruise, consider returning to Queenstown via a short optional flight (weather permitting) for spectacular views of New Zealand's Southern Alps.
Day 26QueenstownA free day in Queenstown offers limitless activities set amidst breathtaking Alpine scenery. Today, you have the opportunity to choose from two exciting optional tours, an exhilarating jet boat ride on the Shotover River and a tour through the charming Queenstown countryside, showcasing the filming locations of many blockbuster movies. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and toast to a fabulous trip.
Day 27QueenstownYour tour comes to a close in Queenstown.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
10/10/2022$6,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/24/2022$6,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/07/2022$6,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/09/2023$6,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/30/2023$6,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/06/2023$6,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/13/2023$6,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/27/2023$6,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/13/2023$6,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/17/2023$6,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Citadines on Bourke - Melbourne, Australia
Hadley's Orient Hotel - Hobart, Australia
Pullman Adelaide - Adelaide, Australia
Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock, Australia
Pullman International - Cairns, Australia
The Tank Stream - Sydney, Australia
Stamford Plaza - Auckland, New Zealand
Millennium Hotel - Rotorua, New Zealand
Novotel Wellington - Wellington, New Zealand
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square - Christchurch, New Zealand
The Hermitage - Mount Cook, New Zealand
Heritage Hotel - Queenstown, New Zealand
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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    From the underwater splendor of the Great Barrier Reef to the towering peak of Mt. Cook - this is the South Pacific. Visit Phillip Island, home to the world's largest colony of Little Penguins.

 
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