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Australia and New Zealand

Sydney Opera House

Travel with Sue Anderson Nicklin and experience the best of Australia and New Zealand on an unforgettable tour filled with fascinating wildlife, dramatic scenery, and the region’s favorite cities.

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Day 1 - Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand: Kia Ora—Welcome to New Zealand! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in.

 

Day 2 - Auckland, Excursion to Waiheke Island: This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Auckland, the "City of Sails." See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and the historic Parnell Village. Then, take a ferry to beautiful Waiheke Island, where we’ll visit a WINERY for a tour, tasting, and lunch. The remainder of the day is yours to explore more of Auckland. (B, L)

 

Day 3 - Auckland, Waitomo, Matamata, Rotorua: This morning, depart Auckland and travel through the green pastoral region of Waikato to the famous WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Experience a guided tour through the limestone chambers and passages of the cavern. Take a silent boat trip through Glowworm Grotto as you glide quietly beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Next, stop at a picturesque farm near Matamata that was transformed into the HOBBITON MOVIE SET from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Continue on to Rotorua for a 2-night stay. (B)

 

Day 4 - Rotorua, Excursion to Waimungu Volcanic Valley: This morning, travel to the nearby WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY. Waimangu in the Maori language means "black water," and the area was once the location of the most powerful geyser in the world. The valley is now home to wonderful plant and bird life, thermal hot springs, steaming cliffs, and volcanic craters. This evening, enjoy a traditional HANGI DINNER, followed by an authentic MAORI CULTURAL PERFORMANCE. (B, D)

Day 5 - Rotorua, Queenstown: Fly to Queenstown, the "Adventure Capital of the World." Tonight, take a scenic GONDOLA RIDE to the top of Bob’s Peak. Take in the spectacular mountain views and the lights of Queenstown below as you dine in the Skyline Restaurant. (B, D)

 

Day 6 - Queenstown, Excursion to Milford Sound: Travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, this region of New Zealand has been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. CRUISE on the fiord, with sheer rock walls rising thousands of feet from the water’s great depths. (B, L)

 

Day 7 - Queenstown: A full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Consider an optional visit to a local vineyard and sample some of the prize vintages—or maybe take a thrilling jetboat ride on the Dart River. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you plan your day to explore, shop, and enjoy optional activities. (B)

 

Day 8 - Queenstown, Melbourne, Australia: This morning, board your flight across the Tasman Sea to Melbourne.

(B)

 

Day 9 - Melbourne: Today’s sightseeing tour includes landmarks such as Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia’s war heroes. Visit beautiful FITZROY GARDENS, then drive past the lush Royal Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a spin on the MELBOURNE STAR OBSERVATION WHEEL, providing unparalleled panoramic views of the city. Tonight’s optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island is highly recommended. (B, L)

 

Day 10 - Melbourne: Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this multicultural and cosmopolitan city. Dine at a local restaurant and immerse yourself in Melbourne’s passionate food and wine scene or walk along Chapel and Brunswick Streets, famous for great shopping. Take a trip out of town to sample award-winning wines in the Yarra Valley or drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road to see the "Twelve Apostles." (B)

 

Day 11 - Melbourne, Cairns, Mossman Gorge: Today, fly to Cairns, the "Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef," where we enjoy a 3-night stay. This morning, enjoy a special visit to the HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURES for your chance to meet Australia’s native animals. (B, D)

 

Day 12 - Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef: Today, 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 color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. (B, L)

 

Day 13 - Port Douglas: A full day at leisure. You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Forest, the world’s oldest living rainforest and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include hiking, relaxing by your resort’s pool, or window shopping at the unique boutiques and art galleries in downtown Port Douglas, where you are sure to find a favorite souvenir. (B)

 

Day 14 - Sydney: Fly to Sydney, the largest city in Australia. (B)

 

Day 15 - Sydney: Explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Visit the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, for a guided tour of its interior and theaters. 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. Visit world-famous MANLY BEACH with time to explore the shops or go for a stroll on the beach. Afterward, a CRUISE on Sydney Harbour highlights some of the city’s best views. (B)

 

Day 16 - Sydney: Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join our optional excursions to the Blue Mountains or to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s leading wine-growing regions. You can even climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge! Your Tour Director will help you make the most of this exciting city. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at a WATERFRONT RESTAURANT overlooking Sydney Harbour. (B, D)

 

Day 17 - Sydney & Nadi, Fiji: Today, depart Sydney and fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise. (B)

 

Day 18 - Nadi, Fiji: A full day at your leisure. (B)

 

Day 19 -Nadi, Fiji: Enjoy a half-day SIGATOKA RIVER SAFARI aboard a custom-built jet boat into the heart and soul of Fiji. Vist an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real "Kaiviti." The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B, L)

 

Day 20 - Nadi, Fiji: Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Akron/Fairlawn, OH Holiday Inn - 4073 Medina Rd, Akron, OH 44333
Park in back near dumpsters/do not block dumpsters
Boardman, OH Tiffany-Marcs 7121Tiffany Blvd Boardman, OH 44514
Park between K & L lamp post
Brooklyn, OH Walmart 10000 Brookpark Rd Brooklyn, OH 44130
Walmart lot West corner closest to Sam's Club
Conneaut Lake, PA Zatsick's Golden Dawn, 450 State ST Conneaut Lake,
Park on north side of building along High St
Cortland, OH WalMart 2016 Millennium Dr, Cortland, OH 44410
Left at the truck entrance park left facing north
Edinboro, PA WalMart 108Washington Towne Blvd N Edinboro16412
Park in the lot near the liquor store
Erie, PA Cracker Barrel 7810 Interstate Dr Erie, PA 16509
Park far NW corner of Cracker Barrel parking lot
Greenville, PA Anderson Coach and Travel - One Anderson Plaza
Please park in lot to the right as you pull in
Meadville, PA Home Depot 18541 Smock Highway Meadville PA
Park along RT322 facing Giant Eagle
New Castle, PA Walmart 2501 West State St New Castle, PA 16101
Park in lot closest to McDonalds
Ravenna/Rootstown, OH McDonalds 4190 Lynn Rd Ravenna, OH 44266
Park in car area in truck parking lot
Richfield, OH Days Inn 4742 Brecksville Rd Richfield, OH 44286
I-77 & RT 21 Park in South Parking Lot
Sharon, PA Reyers Shoe Store: Sharon City Center Sharon, Pa
Park away from store close to S Water ST
Youngstown, OH WalMart 200 Goldie Rd, Youngstown OH 44505
Park in southwest corner park by the fence

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