17 Day Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

12/05/2019 through 01/01/2021
11/14/2019 through 12/31/2020
Qantas Vacations

17 Day Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

On this grand, wide-ranging journey, you’ll explore the two diverse and fascinating nations that lie on the shores of the Tasman Sea. Vastly different in size, and each offering unique landscapes and experiences, Australia and New Zealand share a well-earned reputation for warm hospitality and great cuisine. Discover kiwis and crocodiles, exciting cosmopolitan cities, the Great Barrier Reef and stunning Milford Sound.

The Package:

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • Qantas Vacations After Hours Emergency Travel Assistance

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a special Be My Guest experience at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Indulge in lunch & learn about Aussie surf culture at Bondi Beach
  • Venture inside the Sydney Opera House on a guided tour
  • Toast the sunset on a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room
  • Discover native Australian animals at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
  • Snorkel & cruise on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Discover Melbourne’s colorful hidden laneways
  • Join the O’Sullivans for lunch on their Waikato farm
  • Discover spectacular Milford Sound on a lunch cruise
  • View Franz Josef Glacier
  • Visit a jade factory
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Immerse yourself in rich Maori arts & culture with the Tamaki family over dinner

Flight Information

Flights are not included in the tour price; please call our team for the current flight prices. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense; these are the suggested group flights.

  • Day 1 Flights to arrive prior to 12:00pm into Melbourne
  • Day 3 Must book QF702 into Cairns from Melbourne
  • Day 6 Must book JQ957 into Sydney from Cairns
  • Day 9 Must book QF143 into Auckland from Sydney
  • Day 12 Must book NZ5785/5787 into Christchurch from Rotorua
  • Day 18 Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch

Departure Dates

DEC: 19


JAN: 23
FEB: 6, 13, 27
MAR: 5, 12, 19
APR: 2, 16
MAY: 14


Day 1 Melbourne
Day 2 Melbourne
Day 3 Cairns
Day 4 Great Barrier Reef
Day 5 Cairns
Day 6 Sydney
Day 7 Sydney
Day 8 Sydney
Day 9 Auckland
Day 10 Auckland
Day 11 Rotorua
Day 12 Christchurch
Day 13 Franz Josef Glacier
Day 14 Queenstown
Day 15 Milford Sound
Day 16 Queenstown
Day 17 Queenstown

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