Splendors of Australia and New Zealand

Explore Australia and New Zealand's stunningly diverse landscapes and wildlife—from the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens to renowned Milford Sound.

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 Koala  Fish and coral found along the Great Barrier Reef  A joey in Australia Credit: Kirt Kempter  Wines of New Zealand. Credit: Tourism New Zealand, Chris McLennan  Traditional Maori greeting, or <i>Hongi</i>. Credit: Tourism New Zealand, Chris Sisarich  Young Maori woman with traditional Moko tattoos. Credit: Tourism New Zealand, James Heremaia  Maori Haka performance. Credit: Tourism New Zealand, James Heremaia  Rotorua's Te Puia. Credit: Tourism New Zealand, Eric Lindberg  The Po Hutu Geyser in Rotorua  Traditional Maori carving  Australia's Great Barrier Reef  Looking out over Queenstown Credit: Tourism New Zealand, Chris Sisarich  Panoramic view of Sydney  Sydney Opera House at dusk  The dramatic Milford Sound with Mitre Peak in the center. Credit: Tourism New Zealand, Rob Suisted  Sydney Opera House with the sun setting behind it  Sydney Opera House at night  Traditional Maori meeting house  Panoramic view of Queenstown

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Smithsonian Journeys tours always have unique interesting itineraries and always have a very interesting like-minded set of other traveling companions. The lecture information always help better understand the countries and geology better. 

Previous Journeys Traveler

This was the very best trip I have ever taken. I will travel with Smithsonian Journeys again and again! Thank you so much. 

Previous Journeys Traveler

This was the only tour we found that went to every place we wanted to visit in Australia and New Zealand (including the outback!). 

Richard S.


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Auckland Post-Program Option  3 Days, 2 Nights

Enjoy the sparkling “City of Sails” at your own pace. Your tour price includes:

  • Two (2) nights accommodations at Stamford Plaza (Superior First Class)
  • Two (2) breakfasts
  • Transfer to the airport

Stamford Plaza Hotel
Stamford Plaza sits in the heart of Auckland’s central business district just one block from Waitemata Harbour and a few minutes’ walk to the High Street shopping district, Sky City casino, and DFS Galleria duty-free shopping center.  The hotel features three restaurants and a bar; gift shop; fitness center with pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and gym; Internet access; and laundry and dry cleaning services.  Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, TV, and phone.