Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 1-95 yrs
  • max group size 48
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-23095
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Melbourne, Australia
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • From city to country … go on a tour at the Sydney Opera House with a local expert, then learn about life on a farm in the hill country of New Zealand.
  • Māori culture and traditions are celebrated across New Zealand, as you’ll discover at Te Pa Tu Maori Experience, your hangi dinner prepared in an underground oven.
  • Make a positive impact while you learn about Koorie peoples, cultures, and communities at the Koorie Heritage Trust Gallery in Melbourne.
  • It doesn’t matter how many times you splash about in the Coral Sea, the Great Barrier Reef never fails to impress. There are too many world records being broken here to mention.
  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – West Tropics of Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Te Wahipounamu (Fiordland National Park) Centrally located premium hotels
  • Comfortable walking shoes Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat Water bottle Warm layers in cooler months Camera
  • Flights to and from the start/end of your trip are not included in the trip price. Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Melbourne AirportDay 18 – flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport Return arrival and departure airport to hotel transfers are included Internal-holiday flights IncludedPlease note that prices include land and internal-holiday airfares, which AAT Kings will book in order to fulfil the holiday itinerary: Day 3 – Melbourne to CairnsDay 6 – Cairns to SydneyDay 9 – Sydney to AucklandDay 12 – Auckland to Queenstown
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The trip "Contrasts Of Australia And New Zealand" starts in Melbourne and ends in Christchurch. This is a natural landmarks sightseeing trip that takes 18 days taking you through Melbourne, Auckland, Melbourne, Arrowtown and 8 other destinations in Australia and New Zealand. This is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport and others.

A bit city, a bit country; sometimes beachy, sometimes mountainous; in the company of locals and Indigenous guides – this epic Melbourne to Christchurch tour is diverse and dynamic. Traversing the East Coast of Australia, from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney and Melbourne, the tour also uncovers NZ’s North and South islands, where Auckland’s cuisine, Milford Sound’s grandeur and Rotorua’s thermal springs beckon.
  • Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne
  • Day 2: Melbourne
  • Day 3: Melbourne - Cairns
  • Day 4: Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 5: Cairns Free Time
  • Day 6: Cairns - Sydney
  • Day 7: Sydney
  • Day 8: Sydney Free Time
  • Day 9: Sydney - Auckland
  • Day 10: Auckland
  • Day 11: Auckland - Rotorua
  • Day 12: Rotorua - Auckland - Queenstown
  • Day 13: Milford Sound
  • Day 14: Queenstown Free Time
  • Day 15: Queenstown - Lake Tekapo
  • Day 16: Lake Tekapo - Christchurch
  • Day 17: Christchurch
  • Day 18: Farewell from Christchurch
  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide • 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – West Tropics of Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Te Wahipounamu (Fiordland National Park) • Centrally located premium hotels
  • 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 Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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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.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 16 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 September 2024, a deposit of 150 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Contrasts 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Contrasts 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 global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children below 16 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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