Arrive ‘Down Under’ in the New South Wales Capital – Sydney - easily recognised by its sail like harbour front opera house and distinctive harbour bridge. Draped around a natural harbour, Sydney is a vibrant and vivacious city where there’s always a new restaurant to discover, a hip band to check out, a sports team to watch or a show to see. Explore Circular Quay with the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney Tower, Queen Victoria Building and various shopping malls and museums. The Rocks district is crammed with narrow lanes, market boutique shops and pavement cafes. Venture west to the Blue Mountains region, where dramatic scenery includes steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests and waterfalls in complete contrast to the cityscape. Embark on a voyage to New Zealand, glide through the serene fjords backed by the towering Southern Alps and explore the Maori culture through the many museums and culture centres.
Antipodean Adventure with Great Barrier Reef
Australia & New Zealand
16 March 2020
Cruise and Stay
Included in this Package
International flights from London
Two Nights’ Four Star Hotel in Sydney
Twelve Night Full Board Cruise
Two Nights’ Five Star Hotel in Auckland
Blue Mountains Tour and Wildlife Experience incl Lunch
London / London
Fly from London to Sydney arriving 2 days later.
Arrive in Sydney. Private transfer to 4* hotel. Overnight Sydney.
Blue Mountains Tour and Wildlife Experience with Lunch. Overnight Sydney.
Newcastle - NSW
In Newcastle, natural attractions offer opportunities for exploring – follow a bush walk trail at Blackbutt Reserve to see koalas, kangaroos and native birds. Alternatively, sip cocktails at a harbour-side restaurant.
Yorkeys Knob - Qld
Casuarina trees and coconut palms line the beaches of this subtropical paradise. Spot bottlenose dolphins, try a new water sport, or linger for hours over a meal at a waterfront bistro.
Yorkeys Knob - Qld
See Day 10
Airlie Beach - Qld
Airlie Beach is one of the best departure points for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef. Charming shops and exhilarating skydives will make sure you have a memorable visit.
Fulfil a dream and take a 1930s ferry to Lone Pine Sanctuary to cuddle koalas. Sightsee in style by rickshaw or visit Roma Street Parkland – the world’s largest subtropical city garden.
Bay of Islands
Many consider the Bay of Islands home to some of the world’s finest beaches. It’s the ideal place to try out some active pursuits, such as kayaking and swimming with dolphins.
Arrive in Auckland. Private transfer to 5* hotel. Overnight Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Day at Leisure, Overnight Auckland
Auckland International Airport / Auckland
Private transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to London