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Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 22 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 48
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-23150
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Melbourne, Australia
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover Melbourne, Sydney, Queenstown, and Christchurch
  • Explore Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Sydney Opera House, Auckland, and the Dark Sky Reserve in Tekapo with a Local Specialist
  • Scenic Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour, and Milford Sound
  • View the renowned Field of Light installation in Uluru
  • Visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Bondi Beach in Sydney, and Te Pa Tu Maori Experience in Rotorua
  • Connect with Locals Meet the Falzon family, who have entertained and informed visitors for over 20 years in the outback of Australia, for a Be My Guest Outback Dinner and Show. You will hear stories of ecology, culture and astronomy and learn about the sustainable lifestyle the family has created.
  • Dive into Culture Explore the foundations of life and society of the local Aboriginal people in UluruKata Tjuta National Park. Learn about the spiritual connection the local Anangu caretakers have with the land at Uluru.
  • Dive Into Culture Experience Maori traditions at a fun and entertaining evening including a cultural performance and traditional Hangi meal.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Your visit to Australia's National Parks helps contribute to protecting our wildlife and wilderness.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Visit the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa and learn about the work being done to save New Zealand's national bird.
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Start in Melbourne and end in Christchurch, the tour "Highlights Of Australia And New Zealand" is a guided city sightseeing trip that takes 22 days. You will be traveling through Kata Tjuta, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and 10 other destinations in Australia and New Zealand. "Highlights Of Australia And New Zealand" is a group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Connect with the Outback, untamed fiords, and fascinating Māori legends as you explore the highlights of Australia and New Zealand - every bit as enchanting as looking up with a sense of awe and wonder at New Zealand's dark night sky.
  • Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne
  • Day 2: Uncover Melbourne's Eclectic Laneways
  • Day 3: Melbourne, It's All Yours
  • Day 4: Journey to Spiritual Uluru
  • Day 5: Magical Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta
  • Day 6: Head to Tropical Cairns
  • Day 7: Explore Cairns in Your Own Time
  • Day 8: Great Barrier Reef Up-Close
  • Day 9: Sydney, the Harbour City
  • Day 10: Discover Sydney
  • Day 11: Sydney, the Choice is Yours
  • Day 12: More to Discover in Sydney
  • Day 13: Hoo Roo Sydney - Kia Ora Auckland
  • Day 14: Sights of Auckland, City of Sails
  • Day 15: Rotorua, Cultural Capital
  • Day 16: Take off to Adventure in Queenstown
  • Day 17: Cruise on Magical Milford Sound
  • Day 18: Your Choice in Queenstown
  • Day 19: To Turquoise Lake Tekapo
  • Day 20: Innovative Christchurch
  • Day 21: Sights of Creative Christchurch
  • Day 22: Farewell Christchurch
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 21 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 3 Lunches
  • 4 Regional Dinners
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Ayers Rock to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney, Sydney to Auckland, Auckland to Queenstown
  • All land transport shown. All transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • 2 Be My Guests
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Any international flights to Melbourne and from Christchurch are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of Australia and New Zealand tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
This tour has not received any customer reviews yet. However, you can expect a good tour as it is run by a trusted travel specialist who has received 18 reviews for other tours with an average 4.5 rating.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Australia and New Zealand tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 October 2022, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Highlights of Australia and New Zealand tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Small group version of this tour may be available, which limits the group size to generally 29 people.
  • Groups traveling together will be seated together, and face coverings will be required where mandated, otherwise it is the choice of our guests if they wish to wear face coverings when traveling on the coach. Additionally, all surfaces will be disinfected multiple times per day, and due to our high performing air filters the air within the coach will be completely filtered and changed every 2-3 minutes
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children aged 5-15, who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
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