Highlights of the South Pacific with the Outback

20 Day Tour from Auckland to Ayers Rock


Vacation Overview

Ready to wash that monotony right out of your hair? Head to the South Pacific and send it on its way. Combining fun, sun, glee, and the sea, this tour of Australia and New Zealand introduces you to the favorite features and creatures of both fascinating countries. Starting in New Zealand, you’ll witness Waitomo’s Glowworm Caves and Rotorua’s boiling mud pools before cruising through some of the coolest fiord scenery in the world in Queenstown’s Milford Sound. More uplifting sights await in the “Land Down Under” as you take a spin on Melbourne’s Star Observation Wheel, a dip in the colorful, coral-filled ocean at the Great Barrier Reef, and a ferry across Sydney Harbour to see the Opera House and other harmonious sights. While you’re sure to take plenty of pictures on this tour of the South Pacific, we’ll take one of you with a crocodile or koala for the ultimate souvenir.

See all the colors of the Australian rainbow by adding a 3-day Monograms vacation to its mystical Red Center. You won’t see a sunrise or sunset as inspiring as the rays dancing across the face of Uluru (Ayers Rock) or the equally impressive Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Welcome to Auckland! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner.

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Day 2 AUCKLAND. EXCURSION TO WAIHEKE ISLAND

AUCKLAND Guided sightseeing includes Queen Street, Auckland Domain (Auckland’s oldest park), and historic Parnell Village. Ferry crossing to Waiheke Island. Free time this evening.
WAIHEKE ISLAND Guided sightseeing of the island includes a visit to an olive grove, plus a tour, tasting, and lunch at a local vineyard.

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Day 3 AUCKLAND–WAITOMO–MATAMATA–ROTORUA

Scenic drive through the pastoral region of Waikato en route to Waitomo.
WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto.
MATAMATA Guided tour of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Hobbiton movie set includes the hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and structures built for the filming. Continue to Rotorua.
ROTORUA Free time this evening.

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Day 4 ROTORUA

ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes Te Puia with its geysers, boiling mudpools, and silica terraces. Enjoy a guided tour of the National Kiwi Hatchery. Free time this afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones), followed by an authentic Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance with singing, dancing, and storytelling.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rotorua with a flightseeing excursion over volcanoes, lakes, and mountains. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 5 ROTORUA–QUEENSTOWN

Fly to Queenstown.
QUEENSTOWN A scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak includes dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown.

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Day 6 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

MILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise on Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforest. Late evening return to Queenstown.

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Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 7 depending on weather and road conditions today.

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Day 7 QUEENSTOWN

QUEENSTOWN Free day.

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Day 8 QUEENSTOWN–MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Fly to Melbourne.
MELBOURNE Free time the remainder of the day.

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Day 9 MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE Guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. A ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel includes a sparkling drink, appetizers, and views of Melbourne and the bay. Free time the remainder of the day.

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Day 10 MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE Free day.

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Day 11 MELBOURNE–CAIRNS

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
CAIRNS Visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures includes kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, and more native species. Have your photo taken with a koala or a crocodile. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant.

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Day 12 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding.
CAIRNS Free time this evening.

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Day 13 CAIRNS

CAIRNS Free day.

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Day 14 CAIRNS–SYDNEY

Fly to Sydney
SYDNEY Free time the remainder of the day.

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Day 15 SYDNEY

SYDNEY Sightseeing includes a tour of the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a Local Guide. See the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visit to world-famous Manly Beach includes free time, followed by ferry crossing to Sydney Harbour. Free time this evening.

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Day 16 SYDNEY

SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant this evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Sydney with a guided climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 17 SYDNEY–THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK)

Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
ULURU Remainder of your day at leisure.

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Day 18 THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK)

ULURU This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to Walpa Gorge for a guided walk through Kata Tjuta. Later this afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings, and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Finish the day at “Sunset Strip” for a drink and canapes, and to witness the changing colors of the rock.

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Day 19 THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK)

ULURU A full day to experience more of this unique part of Australia. For an unforgettable experience, you may choose to rise early for an optional camel ride to watch the sunrise at Uluru. You can also choose to take in the grandeur of the Outback on a scenic helicopter flight or via Harley-Davidson motorcycle. In the evening choose from an optional star-gazing program, as well as a special dinner under the stars.

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Day 20 THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK)

Transfer to Ayers Rock Connellan Airport where your tour ends.

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Vacation Highlights

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation--from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Headsets throughout your tour (not included on Outback extension).

Hotels

Auckland

SKYCITY Hotel

First-Class

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.

Rotorua

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

First-Class

Situated adjacent to the Whakarewarewa Forest, Distinction Hotel Rotorua is located minutes away from the city center of Rotorua. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool and spa, underground private grotto spas, on-site restaurant and bar, laundry facilities and dry cleaning, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Queenstown

Heritage Hotel Queenstown

Superior First-Class

The Heritage Queenstown is a lodge-style hotel constructed from stone & cedar, standing proud above the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with views of the majestic Remarkables mountains. The hotel features coin-operated, self-service laundry, fitness room, on-site restaurant and bar, and pool.

Melbourne

Vibe Melbourne

First-Class

The Vibe Melbourne is currently under construction. Originally built in 1873 in the Renaissance Revival style, the Cobden Building that once served as offices for the maritime trade and later as the clothing manufacturer and retailer Fletcher Jones will be transformed into a stunning new 24-story glass-fronted hotel and residential tower. The hotel will take in views of the Yarra River and Southbank, all the way to Port Philip Bay. The new hotel, which will preserve its classic heritage, will feature 206 guestrooms, an indoor heated swimming pool and gym, and ground floor lobby and restaurant. Please check back for more information about the hotel's amenities. Updates will be made as information is received.

Cairns

Pullman Cairns International

Superior First-Class

Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel exuding the architectural grandeur of the city's rich colonial past. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321-room hotel is perfectly positioned in the CBD to take advantage of all the city has to offer. After a great day of sightseeing, dine in Coco's Restaurant, grab a drink at the Lobby Bar, or pamper yourself at Vie Spa. Laundry is available through the hotel for a fee.

Sydney

Swissotel Sydney

Deluxe

The Swissotel Sydney is surrounded by Sydney's most exclusive shopping centres, such as the beautiful Queen Victoria Building and iconic Westfield Sydney and is within walking distance to all of Sydney's famous landmarks and cultural attractions. Enjoy a seasonally inspired dinner menu at JPB or delight in a unique buffet high tea at Crossroads Bar. The hotel offers a wide choice of treatments at the Day Spa as well as a gym, heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

Uluru

Desert Gardens Hotel

First-Class

Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of accommodation, outdoor pool, coin-operated self-service laundry, and the popular Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resorts' numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colors across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert.

Dates and Prices

View the following dates and prices to find just the right date for your vacation. Below you'll find the date the vacation starts and the date you'll return.  

Once you've selected your date, you'll move to the next step to get an airfare quote and to begin booking your vacation. When you book your flights with us, you'll find we offer competitive and hassle-free airfares, plus you'll receive free airport transfers for flights coordinated with vacation dates and you'll avoid strict Internet terms and conditions.

The price listed does not include your airfare from Canada. Once you click "Book Now", you will be able to receive an air quote.

Departure
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Return
Date
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2023-01-12 2023-01-31
$11,455
Not Available
2023-02-02 2023-02-21
$11,865
Not Available
2023-02-16 2023-03-07
$11,455
Not Available
2023-03-02 2023-03-21
$11,455
Not Available
2023-03-09 2023-03-28
$11,865
Not Available
2023-03-23 2023-04-11
$11,315
Not Available
2023-04-06 2023-04-25
$11,115
Not Available
2023-09-07 2023-09-26
$11,535
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2023-09-21 2023-10-10
$11,585
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2023-10-05 2023-10-24
$12,215
Not Available
2023-10-26 2023-11-14
$11,585
Not Available
2023-11-09 2023-11-28
$11,575
Not Available
2023-11-23 2023-12-12
$11,575
Not Available



Dates & Prices do not include international air travel.

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