Best of New Zealand with Sydney

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
17 days
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Auckland : Sightseeing
  • Bay of islands: Visit the Waitangi Treaty House; scenic cruise
  • Rotorua : Traditional Hangi dinner and Maori cultural performance; visit Rainbow Springs and Te Puia; dinner at a local family’s home
  • Marton : Visit a local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunch
  • Wellington : Sightseeing including cable car ride; visit the botanic gardens and Te Papa
  • Interislander ferry : Scenic cruising across Cook Strait
  • Christchurch : Orientation
  • Tranzalpine train: Scenic train journey
  • Franz josef : Glacier Valley walk
  • Queenstown : Winery visit and tasting; visit Fiordland National Park; cruise on Milford Sound; farewell dinner
  • Sydney : City sightseeing; Host service
  • Experience the best of New Zealand and Sydney on this unforgettable vacation filled with dramatic scenery, cultural exchanges, and top attractions
  • Your New Zealand and Sydney tour starts in Auckland, ends in Sydney, and overnights along the way in Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Franz Josef, and Queenstown

Short Description

It’s true that sheep outnumber people in New Zealand six to one, but lucky for ewe, this untamed land also boasts an impressive number of soaring mountains, lush rainforests, and stunning fiords. The North Island’s Bay of Plenty sets the stage for the abundance of spectacular sights you’ll see on both of New Zealand’s breathtaking islands. Rotorua’s shooting geysers are only surpassed by the South Island’s soaring Southern Alps, which you’ll reach from charming Christchurch by way of the scenic TranzAlpine train. Throughout your tour of New Zealand, you’ll have the opportunity to walk along the Franz Josef Glacier, warm your toes in natural hot springs, and partake in all of the fun that Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World,” has to offer. With so many ways to work up an appetite, you’ll appreciate a special barbecue on a local farm and dinner at a New Zealand family’s home.

With its sparkling harbor, trendy beaches, and happy, go-with-the-flow locals, nothing makes a splash quite like the city of Sydney. Cap off your tour of New Zealand with a 4-day Monograms vacation to the “Harbour City” for some Aussie-fueled culture and fun.

Style Small group tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND
End City SYDNEYYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Destinations

Australia New Zealand

Attractions & Cities Visited

Auckland Christchurch Queenstown Sydney Wellington

Activities & Interests

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Welcome to Aotearoa (the Máori word for ‘land of the long white cloud’)! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner. (D)

Day 2

AUCKLAND–BAY OF ISLANDSAUCKLAND Guided sightseeing includes Queen Street, Auckland Domain (Auckland’s oldest park), and historic Parnell Village. Drive to Bay of Islands.
BAY OF ISLANDS Visit Waitangi Treaty House to discover the history of New Zealand. Free time this evening. (B,D)

Day 3

BAY OF ISLANDS BAY OF ISLANDS Scenic cruise includes the Hole in the Rock with the chance to view dolphins and other marine wildlife. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

Day 4

BAY OF ISLANDS–ROTORUA Scenic drive to Rotorua.
ROTORUA Free time this evening. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rotorua with a visit to an authentic Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) village, including a cultural performance, traditional Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones), and chance to learn the Haka (traditional Máori war dance). This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 5

ROTORUA ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see native bush and wildlife including the National Kiwi Hatchery and Te Puia, home to New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces. Free time this afternoon before [LF] dinner at a local family’s home. (B,D)

Day 6

ROTORUA–MARTON–WELLINGTON Scenic drive through farmlands and past Lake Taupo en route to Marton.
MARTON Visit to a [LF] local farm includes a visit with the farm’s owners and a barbecue lunch before driving to Wellington.
WELLINGTON Free time this evening. (B,L)

Day 7

WELLINGTON WELLINGTON Sightseeing tour includes a scenic cable-car ride, the botanic gardens, the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and 360-degree views from Mount Victoria. Visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Free time the remainder of the day. (B)

Day 8

WELLINGTON–CHRISTCHURCH Fly to Christchurch.
CHRISTCHURCH Guide sightseeing includes famous landmarks and the city’s spectacular gardens. Free time this evening. (B)

Day 9

CHRISTCHURCH–TRANZALPINE TRAIN–ARTHUR’S PASS–FRANZ JOSEFCHRISTCHURCH Scenic TranzAlpine train trip through Canterbury Plains, the Waimakariri River, and the Southern Alps en route to Arthur’s Pass. Continue with a scenic drive to Franz Josef.
FRANZ JOSEF Free time this evening. (B,D)

Day 10

FRANZ JOSEF FRANZ JOSEF (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Walking tour in Glacier Valley along the Waiho River bed with a Local Guide. A short climb rewards you with spectacular views of the glacier. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

Day 11

FRANZ JOSEF–QUEENSTOWN Scenic drive along the coast of the Tasman Sea and across Haast Pass en route to Queenstown.
QUEENSTOWN Guided tour and [LF] tasting at a local winery. Free time this evening. (B)

Day 12

QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUNDMILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise in Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforests. Late evening return to Queenstown. (B,L)

NOTE:
Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 13 depending on weather and road conditions today.

Day 13

QUEENSTOWN QUEENSTOWN Free day followed by a special farewell dinner. (B,D)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Queenstown with an independent bicycle trip along country roads, through farmlands, and amid some of New Zealand’s most gorgeous scenery. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 14

QUEENSTOWN–SYDNEY, AUSTRALIAFly to Sydney.
SYDNEY Meet your Monograms Local Host. Free time the remainder of the day. (B)

Day 15

SYDNEYSYDNEY Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit stunning Bondi Beach, considered the most beautiful beach in Sydney by many. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 16

SYDNEYSYDNEY Enjoy a full day at leisure in this vibrant city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (B)

Day 17

SYDNEYYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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The tour was well planned, but a bit rushed for me. I would have preferred my time on my own. The tour guide was amazing.

While it was winter, the bus was freezing. Once we got to Lisbon our flight was delayed and we were caught up in a rebooking nightmare with NO help from British Airlines. It was so disorganized.
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The entire tour was a wonderful experience. One suggestion that I would make is:
In Santiago what was on our tour list did not happen due to local holiday. There were some things that were still open like the Gran Torre building that we could have visited or the Metropolitan Park. That day was a waste of a day.
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The trip was amazing. Our tour guide was so kind and very knowledgeable. I needed to attend a very important meeting via zoom. She was very understanding and accommodating to my needs and made it happen. I was very grateful! Our driver was by far the best driver I’ve ever encountered! I was beyond impressed with our guide, driver and trip!! I will definitely be back for another adventure!!
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As a single traveller I thoroughly enjoyed a recent tour of Jordan. The hotels were way much better than expected as were the meals, and a glass of wine included with the evening meal was a surprise. Also a supply of bottled water on the coach was most welcome. The only down side was my flight didn’t get into Amman until 11pm and the flight out was 9am so the 7 day holiday was only really a 5 day holiday. Also the BA 5.5hr flight only offered you a bag of crisps and a small bottle of water. That aside I would actual do that same tour again.
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Accommodations



Stamford Plaza Auckland

With its extensive hotel facilities and amenities, Stamford Plaza Auckland is one of the city's premier accommodation choices. The hotel features a fully equipped recreation center, multiple bars and restaurants, pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Auckland
New Zealand
22 - 26 Albert Street

Copthorne Hotel & Resort

The Copthorne Hotel & Resort commands a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens as part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Enjoy onsite facilities including a tennis court, spectacular free form lagoon style swimming pool, mountain bike hire and courtesy shuttle to downtown. Take it easy in the massage studio or end your day with a long cool drink in the bar.


Paihia
New Zealand
Tau Henare Drive

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

Situated adjacent to the Whakarewarewa Forest, Distinction Hotel Rotorua is located minutes away from the city center of Rotorua. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool and spa, underground private grotto spas, on-site restaurant and bar, laundry facilities and dry cleaning, and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Rotorua
New Zealand
390 Fenton St. PO Box 983

Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay

Located on Wellington's premier Oriental Parade overlooking the stunning Wellington Harbour, Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is the perfect base to explore the city. Savor sublime cuisine, sip a cool cocktail, and enjoy the spectacular views from the 7th floor restaurant or bar, which gives spectacular 180° views of Oriental Bay. Additional facilities include a heated indoor pool, concierge service, and leisure desk. Dry cleaning, as well as coin-operated self-service laundry, is available.


Wellington
New Zealand
100 Oriental Parad

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

The Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is a landmark hotel featuring 154 contemporary rooms. The hotel is in the heart of the city only moments to main attractions like Cathedral Square and Hagley Park.


Christchurch
New Zealand
50 Cathedral Square

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Situated close to the edge of one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier provides an inviting base in which to explore the dramatic and enticing region. Dine at the Canavans Restaurant or toast to a delightful day at the Moa Bar where both feature local food, wine and beer.


Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand
36 Main Road

Ramada Queenstown Central

The Ramada Queenstown Central is ideally positioned in the heart of Queenstown with spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables Mountain Range, and Walter Peak. The hotel features a fitness center, on-site restaurant and bar, laundry services, and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Queenstown
New Zealand
Corner Stanley Street & Frankton Road

Rydges World Square

Feel right at home when checking into Rydges World Square and enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. After a great day of sightseeing, wine and dine in their Italian & Mediterranean-inspired Sphere Restaurant or relax while sipping a cocktail at the Cidery Bar and Kitchen with a great outside deck overlooking the World Square area. The hotel features coin-operated, self-service laundry.


Sydney
Australia
389 Pitt Street

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