14 Days New Zealand and Australia

DAY 01: NORTH AMERICA / AUCKLAND.   Flight from Los Angeles to Auckland, NZ.

DAY 02: In transit.

DAY 03: AUCKLAND.  Arrival in Auckland.  Transfer to hotel.  Morning at leisure.  Afternoon city sightseeing including Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, the War Museum.

DAY 04: AUCKLAND / COROMANDEL. After breakfast, depart Auckland through the beautiful farmland of the North Island for Pauanui Beach (Coromandel) – Kati Kati.  Lunch will be included at the beautiful Puka Park Lodge in Pauanui.  Continue to your farmstay where this evening you will enjoy dinner with your farm host.

DAY 05: COROMANDEL / TAURANGA / ROTORUA.  After breakfast with your host, travel to Tauranga to Rotorua.  Upon arrival to Rotorua, visit the Rainbow Springs and farm, Whakarewarewa Village and Institute.  Dinner tonight will be a Maori Hangi and concert at your hotel.

DAY 06: ROTORUA.  Today enjoy a full day tour to Waimangu, a short drive from Rotorua .  Waimangu features some of the best and most spectacular thermal activity in New Zealand.  Your tour includes the beautiful forest and farms of the North Island, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Lake Rotomahana boat cruise, picnic lunch, Te Ariki Bush Walk, Lake Tarawera boat cruise, Te Wairoa Buried Village, Blue and Green lakes and Polynesian Thermal Pools for a swim.

DAY 07: ROTORUA / WAITOMO / AUCKLAND.  This morning we depart Rotorua and travel to Waitomo.  You will tour the famous Glow Worm caves and afterwards enjoy a barbecue lunch.  In the afternoon, we continue to Auckland for overnight.

DAY 08: AUCKLAND / CAIRNS.  Today we transfer to the Auckland Airport for our flight to Cairns, Australia.  Upon arrival, we will be met and transferred to our hotel.  Remainder of day at leisure.  Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at Batsy’s Restaurant.

DAY 09: CAIRNS.  After breakfast , enjoy a full day tour to the Great Barrier Reef aboard the Quicksilver Wavepiercer.

DAY 10: CAIRNS.  This morning, we will transfer to the Freshwater Connection Railway Station for breakfast while we wait for the 100 year old Kuranda Train.  Once in Kuranda, enjoy the Tjapukai Dance Theatre, the Butterfly Sanctuary, and the new skyrail.  Return to Cairns for overnight.

DAY 11: CAIRNS / SYDNEY.  Today we depart Cairns for Sydney.  Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel which is centrally located near the famous Sydney Harbour.  Remainder of day at leisure.

DAY 12: SYDNEY.  Full day tour of Sydney including the famous Opera House, a luncheon cruise on the Sydney Harbour and a trip to the Northern Beaches.

DAY 13: SYDNEY.  Full day at leisure for activities of choice.

DAY 14: SYDNEY / NORTH AMERICA.  Transfer to the Airport for our return flight to North America.