Natural Wonders of Australia and New Zealand
Discover New Zealand and Australia on a 15-day tour with an exclusive four-night Great Barrier Reef cruise aboard Coral Princess.
WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY
I loved everything! One of my best trips…”
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Auckland Pre-Program Optional Extension
Explore the picturesque port of Auckland, the “City of Sails,” and learn more about its rich maritime heritage, colonial history and the fascinating culture of the indigenous Maori people. See the largest collection of Maori taonga (treasures) in the world in The War Memorial Museum. Visit historic Bastion Point for magnificent views of the Auckland city skyline. Enjoy a cruise on Auckland’s famous harbor. Accommodations will be for two nights in the deluxe Stamford Plaza Hotel in the heart of the city.
Cairns, Ayers Rock Post-Program Optional Extension
In Cairns, visit Tjapukai Cultural Park, a showcase of thousands-of-years-old Aboriginal culture. Enjoy a performance of Aboriginal music and dance, admire traditional artwork, listen to the tales of ancient legends and sample typical bush cuisine. Continue to Australia’s Outback to see the legendary Ayers Rock (Uluru) and the nearby dramatic Olgas (Kata-Tjuta), which combined are a UNESCO World Heritage site, and are sacred places to Australia’s Aboriginal people. Walk alongside these mysterious geological wonders, see their ancient cave paintings and admire the sunrise over Ayers Rock the next day. Accommodations are in the deluxe Shangri-La Hotel, located in the heart of Cairns and the deluxe Sails in the Desert Hotel located in the Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park and a Sydney Airport Hotel.
*An exclusive two-night Auckland Pre-Program Option and a two-night Ayers Rock Post-Program Option are offered. Optional excursions are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.