Naturally New Zealand with Sydney, Melbourne & Fiji

Monograms
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
22 days
From: $ 5,229 $ 238 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Visit stunning Bondi Beach, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney
  • Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films
  • Visits to Te Puia, Rainbow Springs, and the Agrodome
  • Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country’s great heritage and natural wonders
  • Visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy
A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
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 Sydney
End City Nadi

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

Destinations

Australia Fiji

Activities & Interests

Culture Independent

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Itinerary

Day 1

Sydney. Welcome to Sydney. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 2

Sydney. Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)

Day 3

Sydney. 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 4

Sydney–Melbourne. Fly to Melbourne where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 5

Melbourne. Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick’s Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), the Italian Quarter, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the EUREKA SKYDECK for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 6

Melbourne. Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. You may want to join an excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel the spectacular Great Ocean Road, or dine aboard a tramcar restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. (B)

Day 7

Melbourne–Auckland, New Zealand. Today, fly to Auckland. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 8

Auckland. Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a CRUISE on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland and its surroundings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 9

Auckland–Waitomo–Hobbiton–Rotorua. Today, travel via motorcoach south to Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Afterward, visit the HOBBITON MOVIE SET from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Continue on to Rotorua. (B,L)

Day 10

Rotorua. This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to TE PUIA, RAINBOW SPRINGS, and the AGRODOME. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, you may choose to join our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner. (B)

Day 11

Rotorua–Wellington. Fly to Wellington, capital of New Zealand. (B)

Day 12

Wellington. Your guided morning sightseeing tour takes you to see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings as well as scenic views from the top of Mount Victoria. Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanical Gardens, then drive around the rugged Wellington coastline, discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington’s most popular beaches. During your free time today, you may want to visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country’s great heritage and natural wonders. (B)

Day 13

Wellington–Christchurch. Today, fly to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. (B)

Day 14

Christchurch. Excursion to Akaroa. Today, travel to Akaroa, a former French and British settlement where you will have some time to explore the charming village with its colonial architecture, galleries, and cafés. Afterward, take a NATURE CRUISE on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see some of the native wildlife, including New Zealand fur seals, the white-flippered blue penguin, and the Hector’s dolphin, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. Return to Christchurch in the late afternoon. (B)

Day 15

Christchurch–Mount Cook National Park. Travel south by motorcoach via the Canterbury Plains to the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Tekapo, where the Southern Alps provide the backdrop for a stunning photo. Continue on to Mount Cook National Park. After lunch at your hotel, you will have time to explore this alpine wonderland. (B,L,D)

Day 16

Mount Cook National Park–Queenstown. Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore the area. In the afternoon, travel via motorcoach past Lake Pukaki and rugged Mackenzie Basin to Omarama, where you will make a comfort stop. Continue on to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” (B,L)

Day 17

Queenstown. Excursion to Milford Sound. Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley and join your Milford Sound CRUISE for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown in the late afternoon. Your evening is at leisure. (B)

Day 18

Queenstown. Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Perhaps choose an optional jetboat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (B)

Day 19

Queenstown–Nadi, Fiji. Fly from Queenstown to tropical Fiji. Transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 20

Nadi. A full free day to explore this tropical paradise. Your Local Host can give you suggestions for things to do to make the most of your time. (B)

Day 21

Nadi. Another full day to take in the sites or just relax. Play a round of golf, go sailing, scuba, snorkel, or shop for a favorite souvenir. Other options include being pampered with a spa treatment or just relaxing by your resort’s pool. (B)

Day 22

Nadi. Your stay in Fiji ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Naturally New Zealand with Sydney, Melbourne & Fiji

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Monograms refused to refund our deposit…

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Monograms refused to refund our deposit despite the fact that our trip was canceled due to travel restrictions from the COVID-19 outbreak. I have traveled with Monograms previously and was disappointed overall with the customer service experience encountered. You would assume that by paying a premium to travel with a company like Monograms that you would receive a fair, helpful customer service experience, but this could not be further from the experience that I received. I would strongly encourage you to research companies that offer a better overall experience at a more competitive price, there are plenty!
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Obsessed. Very good experience throughout.

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We have used Monograms several times in the past traveling to India, Equador, Amazon twice, Galapagos islands. All of these trips were amazing however recently I had to give a 5 star rating for giving us a full refund for a trip we booked to Africa due to Covid pandemic.We will definitely use them again when we can safely travel.
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Wow! What an incredible and perfect honeymoon. We had the best experience, everything was well laid out, easy to get from place to place and so many amazing opportunities while on this trip! We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon and trip. We loved every moment of it and all that monograms had to offer. We would absolutely book again.
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Monograms Vacations, a Globus Company, is refusing to offer refunds on trips they canceled due to the COVID 19 virus. When I called to request a refund, they said that the date for refunds had passed. When they had notified me of the cancelation by email, they did not mention that there was only a two week window to request a refund. Instead, the email stated in bold type "Please note that you do not need to take immediate action". I called two days after their non-disclosed deadline and was refused a refund.
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8-day Tanzania Private Safari with Monograms

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It has been just over a month that we (a group of 8 friends) embarked on an 8-day Tanzania Private Safari with Monograms, which is part of the Globus family of brands. After a long two flights, we ended up in Arusha at the Mount Meru Hotel and spent the night. The next morning, we were greeted by our fantastic two guides, Jams and Amos, that would take us on our “bucket list” adventure, and they did not disappoint us at all. We spent two days at Tarangire National Park, two days at Ngorongoro Crater and two days at the Migration camp in the Serengeti. All of the accommodations were top notch and all of the staff at each location were genuinely happy to give us the best experience. The game drives at each location gave us an opportunity to see different animals in their native, and protected habitat.
I would highly recommend Monograms and Globus. Monica, our travel consultant, was very helpful and informative as we made our plans. After the trip, they followed up to see if we enjoyed our trip and answer any other questions.
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Accomodations



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.


Sydney
Australia
389 Pitt Street

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

The luxurious rooms and suites of the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney are situated in the historic Rocks district in the heart of the city. The hotel has breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour encompassing the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Celebrate the end of a great day in their signature restaurant, bar or café.


Sydney
Australia
176 Cumberland Street

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Located in the heart of Sydney, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is a 5 minute stroll from the Opera House, the Rocks, the Royal Botanical Garden, restaurants, nightclubs, and museums. The hotel features Club Sofitel, Sofitel Lounge, Library, Elix'r Health Club, and Lattouf Hair & Spa.


Sydney
Australia
61-101 Phillip Street

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

The award-winning luxurious Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney combines space, style and warmth to provide guests ultimate ambience. Their two restaurants and bar offer exceptional wining and dining experiences. A dedicated relaxation zone is available at the Amora Day Spa. Guests can also take advantage of the heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and gym.


Sydney
Australia
11 Jamison St

Rydges Melbourne

Let the stylish surroundings and convenient location of Rydges Melbourne welcome you to the thriving metropolis of Melbourne. Warm and friendly staff complement the modern comforts and thoughtful amenities throughout the hotel. Belly up to the bar, dine at the restaurant or head to the heated rooftop pool or fitness center for additional fun.


Melbourne
Australia
186 Exhibition Street

Novotel Melbourne on Collins

Located in the heart of Melbourne, the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins is perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street. From streetside dining and Federation Square to shopping at Bourke Street Mall the hotel offers easy access to all the city has to offer.


Melbourne
Australia
270 Collins Street

Mercure Treasury Gardens

Mercure Treasury Gardens offers a great location for exploring Melbourne along with comfortable accommodations and a restaurant/bar featuring modern Australian cuisine.


Melbourne
Australia
13 Spring Street

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Located at the 'Paris' end of Collins Street close to the city's premier dining, shopping, and entertainment precincts as well as leading attractions. Enjoy contemporary dining in No35, cosmopolitan cocktails in The Atrium Bar On 35, and sumptuous afternoon tea in Sofi's Lounge.


Melbourne
Australia
25 Collins Street

SKYCITY Hotel

This spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep! Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional amenities include a casino, spa services, and a fitness facility. This is a smoke-free property.


Auckland
New Zealand
Corner Victoria & Federal St.

Hilton Auckland

Unwind at the contemporary Hilton Auckland located in the city center and on the harbour. Dine with breathtaking views at FISH, celebrating New Zealand's finest seafood or sample some cocktails atnd the Bellini Bar. Refresh in the outdoor heated lap pool and marvel at the harbour from Auckland's only underwater viewing window.


Auckland
New Zealand
Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street

Crowne Plaza Auckland

Rejuvenate during your stay at the Crowne Plaza Auckland, where guests can relax after a day of sightseeing at the Aria restaurant and bar or order room service for a comfy night in. Still have energy to burn off? Take advantage of the fitness center and sauna before turning in for the night.


Auckland
New Zealand
128 Albert St

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Discover an oasis of luxury in the heart of Auckland's vibrant city. Indulgent, comfortable, sophisticated and restful the SKYCITY Grand Hotel offers a range of facilities and services unparalleled in Auckland. At the on-site Peter Gordon restaurant, modern international cuisine fills the menu, while breakfast can be enjoyed at The Terrace. Other hotel amenities include a full-service heath spa, sauna and steam room.


Auckland
New Zealand
Corner Victoria & Federal St

InterContinental Wellington

The stylish InterContinental Wellington is located adjacent to the harbour waterfront and stay within walking distance of the country's national museum, Te Papa, as well as the parliamentary precinct, art galleries, the historic cable car and Wellington's lively cultural scene. Experience local flavors at the Chameleon Restaurant and Tex-Mex style dining at the Arizona Bar or hit the gym, complete with spa, sauna and heated pool. If that's not enough, treat yourself to a massage or beauty treatment at their on-site Emerge Health Club & Spa.


Wellington
New Zealand
2 Grey Street

Rydges Wellington

The Rydges Wellington is in close proximity to Wellington's city center and harbor. The hotel blends modern amenities with timeless comfort. Guests can dine at the restaurant/bar, or maintain their workout regime at the lap pool, spa, sauna and cardio room (guest access to offsite gym). Guests can also stay connected with work or home with Wi-Fi access from anywhere in the hotel.


Wellington
New Zealand
75 Featherston Street

Travelodge Wellington

With close proximity to the city¿s financial hub as well as many Wellington attractions, Travelodge Wellington is perfectly located for leisure travel. Dine at the Steps Restaurant & Bar - the perfect place to unwind with friends after a great day of sightseeing or call in for room service as you relax in your comfortable room.


Wellington
New Zealand
2-6 Glimer Terrace

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

The Rydges Latimer Christchurch overlooks scenic Latimer Square, in the heart of the city. Guests are invited to enjoy the restaurant/bar, sauna and fitness center, and free unlimited WIFI throughout the hotel.


Christchurch
New Zealand
30 Latimer Square

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

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Stay at the centrally located Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch and find yourself just a block from Cathedral Square and in a great location to explore the city and its revitalization. At the end of the day, enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the chic Junction bar, sample contemporary cuisine featuring the best in-season ingredients from around the region at the Straits Cafe, or hit the gym and sauna.


Christchurch
New Zealand
166 Gloucester St

The Hermitage

A haven for adventurous travellers for more than a century, the world renowned Hermitage Hotel in the heart of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a complete year-round alpine retreat.


Mount Cook
New Zealand
Mount Cook National Park

Scenic Suites Queenstown

Take in the picturesque beauty of Queenstown from this apartment-style hotel complex. Dine at the Hillside Brasserie or Lobby Bar, or after a day of sightseeing, book a service at the Amaia Luxury Spa, which is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated for your next day's adventure.


Queenstown
New Zealand
27 Stanley St

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Centrally located in one of the most picturesque settings in the world, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is nestled beside beautiful and tranquil Lake Wakitipu. This fresh, modern hotel offers guests 273 contemporary rooms plus superb, uninterrupted views of the lake, mountains and adjoining gardens. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside also features great facilities including a Jacuzzi, plus the excellent Elements Restaurant and the Elements Cafe and Bar.


Queenstown
New Zealand
Corner Earl St & Marine Parade

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Within a tranquil, garden setting, the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly, personal service and offers panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountain peaks. The resort is a short stroll from the town center, and minutes from Queenstown's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. After a great day of sightseeing, relax at the Impressions Cocktail Bar and Impressions Restaurant with views over the lake and mountains or take a dip in the two spa pools. Wireless broadband internet access is available in all public areas (fee may apply).


Queenstown
New Zealand
Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

The Millenium Hotel Queenstown features contemporary city-inspired design throughout the hotel. Guests have a variety of amenities to choose from including a fitness room, sauna, spa, bar and restaurant.


Queenstown
New Zealand
Cnr. Frankton Rd & Stanley St

Crowne Plaza Queenstown

The Crowne Plaza Queenstown welcomes guests to enjoy the natural splendor of the area with plush accommodations. Visitors can relax with perfectly mixed libations in one of the stylish restaurants, cafes, or lounges. The Crowne Plaza has spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu from guestrooms and the private courtyard. Rooms are chic, sophisticatedly decorated with warm touches including the most modern amenities and comforts. The Crowne Plaza Queenstown is a luxurious retreat fit for travelers with the highest standards.


Queenstown
New Zealand
Beach St

Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa

Elevate your senses at The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa. Located on beautiful Denarau Island, the resort is stylishly designed to reflect Fiji's rich cultural heritage and local style. It is further complimented with the finest resort facilities, including the award winning Heavenly Spa by Westin, championship golf course, 4 swimming pools, complimentary non-motorized and non-Sail craft watersports, and a host of other activities.


Nadi
Fiji
Denarau Island

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Subtle sophistication and laidback luxury awaits you at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. Infusing Sofitel's French influences with exotic Fijian customs, the resort blends tradition with the most modern technologies for a tropical retreat that really does offer it all. A private waterfront location and the Pacific's largest lagoon-style pool are a prelude to the sanctuary that is Sofitel Fiji's stylish of rooms, each with a private balcony or terrace. World class dining, a sublime International Day Spa, and an unsurpassed range of adrenalin pumping activities make for an unforgettable experience.


Nadi
Fiji
Denarau Island

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