New Year's Eve Down Under

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Five, four, three, two, one! The countdown is on Down Under for the most uplifting New Year kick-off. This aspirational tour of Australia and New Zealand gets the party started with a celebratory cruise on Sydney Harbor complete with beats, bites, and bubbly – and one of the world’s most famous fireworks displays. The stunning sights keep coming for 21 days a...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Sydney : Sightseeing tour; visit the Opera House and botanic gardens, enjoy a guided Australian Walkabout Tour at the Taronga Zoo; New Year’s Eve harbor cruise with fireworks
    • Cairns : Rainforest Skyrail; Kuranda Scenic Railway; Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities
    • Uluru (ayers rock) : Sightseeing tour around the base of the rock, visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); sunset toast
    • Alice springs : Sightseeing tour; visit the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph Station; Outback barbecue
    • Melbourne : Sightseeing tour including Fitzroy Gardens; Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch
    • Auckland : Sightseeing; dinner atop Auckland’s Sky Tower
    • Waitomo : Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    • Rotorua : Enjoy a traditional Hangi dinner and Maori cultural performance; visit Rainbow Springs; behind-the-scenes visit at the Kiwi Encounter; visit the Agrodome and Te Puia
    • Mount cook : Sightseeing in Mount Cook National Park; visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center
    • Queenstown : Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound; cruise on Lake Wakatipu; farm demonstration and farewell dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm

What's this trip about?

    Five, four, three, two, one! The countdown is on Down Under for the most uplifting New Year kick-off. This aspirational tour of Australia and New Zealand gets the party started with a celebratory cruise on Sydney Harbor complete with beats, bites, and bubbly – and one of the world’s most famous fireworks displays. The stunning sights keep coming for 21 days as you snorkel over the rainbows of coral at the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy an Outback barbecue in Australia’s fiery red desert, and delight in the kaleidoscope of blossoms at Melbourne’s famous Fitzroy Gardens. Say farewell to the koalas, kangaroos, and other party animals as the festivities continue in New Zealand with a breathtaking cruise through the thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound, a silent boat ride through the glowworm-lit Waitomo Caves, a traditional cooked-beneath-the-ground hot stone Hangi dinner in Rotorua, and a high-in-the-sky farewell celebration atop Auckland’s rotating Sky Tower.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
End CityAUCKLAND

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji

Attractions

  • Alice Springs
  • Auckland
  • Cairns
  • Christchurch
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Melbourne
  • Milford Sound
  • Mount Cook
  • Queenstown
  • Rotorua
  • Sydney
  • Waitomo

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Welcome To Sydney! Your room is available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule your flights to arrive by 3pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner. (Dinner)

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Day 2: SYDNEY

Spectacular Sydney Explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Visit the Sydney Opera House and travel to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s botanic gardens for a great photo opportunity and sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Enjo...

Day 3: SYDNEY

An Aussie Auld Lang Syne Today is at leisure. You may wish to spend some time in Darling Harbour with its many shops and restaurants. Other options including visiting the Art Gallery of New South Wales, strolling through the Royal Botanic Garden, or enjoying deliciou...

Day 4: SYDNEY

Relax & Enjoy Today, enjoy time to relax after your New Year’s Eve celebration. (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE in Sydney with a relaxing day on the beaches of Manly or Bondi. Maybe explore the cobblestone streets of the Rocks District or strol...

Day 5: SYDNEY–CAIRNS

Ready for the Reef Fly to Cairns, “Gateway of the Great Barrier Reef.” Check-in to your Cairns hotel for a 3-night stay. Cairns is known for its mild winters, great nightlife, and plenty of fun things to see and do. Why not explore the Cairns Night Markets whose vend...

Day 6: CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Below the Surface Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of coral and sea life. Retur...

Day 7: CAIRNS

Ticket to Paradise A full day at leisure.

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE You may wish to visit nearby Cape Tribulation or Mossman Gorge, spend some time at the Cairns Lagoon, enjoy a stroll along the Esplanade or visit the Cairns Aquarium. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for the best way to spend your time in this tropical location. (Breakfast)

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Day 8: CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Rock Stars Fly this morning to Australia’s “Red Center.” Enjoy a tour at the base of the rock, learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Visit magnificent Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a geological splendour of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, visit the ...

Day 9: ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS

Campfire Stories Today, travel through the Outback to Alice Springs. Upon arrival, sightseeing includes a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Old Telegraph Station. Tonight, a unique [LF] Outback Barbecue features traditional campfire fare and awe-inspi...

Day 10: ALICE SPRINGS–MELBOURNE

G’day Melbourne! Today, fly to Melbourne. Enjoy three nights in the city often referred to as Australia’s cultural capital. Melbourne is a blend of world-class restaurants, museums, shopping, and interesting hidden laneways. (Breakfast)

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Day 11: MELBOURNE

Sights & Bites This morning’s sightseeing includes landmarks such as Federation Square, the Melbourne Museum, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. See Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia’s war heroes. Discover Victorian terraced homes...

Day 12: MELBOURNE

Cosmopolitan Cool Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city on your own. (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE in Melbourne by exploring the Old Melbourne Gaol, once home to legendary outlaw, Ned Kelly. Linger at a café and enjoy a...

Day 13: MELBOURNE–QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Bound Board your flight across the Tasman Sea to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” The remainder of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast)

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Day 14: QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD

Sights on the Sound Today, travel into scenic Fiordland National Park. Boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, this region of New Zealand has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was famously described by author, Rudyard Kipling, as the...

Day 15: QUEENSTOWN

Vineyards & Views A full day at leisure for your own discoveries. (Breakfast,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT SCENIC WONDERS This evening, take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and breathtaking views of Queenstown,...

Day 16: QUEENSTOWN–MOUNT COOK

Alpine Adventures Today’s journey brings us to magnificent Mount Cook National Park. Weather permitting, you may wish to join a stargazing program this evening. The Mount Cook region offers some of the darkest skies in the world – perfect for viewing the southern nig...

Day 17: MOUNT COOK–CHRISTCHURCH–ROTORUA

New Zealand Treasures Travel to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island and then fly to Rotorua, the heart of the Māori culture. (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME LOCAL LIFE This evening, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a New Zeala...

Day 18: ROTORUA

Earthly Wonders This morning, enjoy a guided tour and a special visit to the National Kiwi Hatchery. Then, visit the Agrodome to learn more about one of the country’s major industries – sheep! There’s time to watch a sheep shearing demonstration, visit the farmyard n...

Day 19: ROTORUA–WAITOMO–AUCKLAND

Glowing Views Depart Rotorua and cross over the Mamakue ranges to the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Then, travel through the green pastoral region of Waikato to Auckland. This evening, why not enjoy a glass of New Zealand’s famous wine while dining at one of Aucklan...

Day 20: AUCKLAND

The City of Sails Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Auckland. See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and historic Parnell Village. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a festive [LF] farewell dinner. (Breakf...

Day 21: AUCKLAND

Until We Meet Again! Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Auckland and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase. (Breakfast)

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