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Aussie Kiwi Explorer

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11 Days
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An adventure to keep the kids amused while the grown-ups enjoy the ultimate Downunder holiday.


This 11-day family adventure takes in the best of New Zealand before rounding out the journey in Sydney.

Start in Auckland, one of the world’s most liveable cities, and enjoy a tour of the highlights, including Ponsonby Village and the city’s harbours, Waitemata and the Viaduct. Visit Mission Bay, then go on to Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World, to meet New Zealand’s only Arctic penguin colony. A sailing trip on Waitemata Harbour rounds out your afternoon, followed by free entry into the Maritime Museum.

Just outside Auckland, Waitomo Caves are famous for their large population of glow worms, as well as some of New Zealand’s most impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations. After that, it’s time to meet the Hobbits of Middle Earth… or visit their former homes at least! – At Hobbiton, beautiful farmland has been transformed into Tolkein’s magical land. You’ll enjoy a movie set tour to see how it was all done.

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Explore Rotorua, New Zealand’s famed geothermal laboratory, where you can discover bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers. This is also home to the Agrodome, an interactive attraction that invites you to experience a taste of New Zealand farm life, and Tamaki Maori Village. After a traditional welcome here, learn about the traditional ways of the Maori then enjoy a Hangi ceremonial feast for dinner.

Fly to Queenstown, and hop a jet boat to explore the Dart River. Switch to a quieter canoe and explore one of the most spectacular wilderness areas on earth, with a buffet lunch amid ancient beech forests. On your second day, take the Skyline gondola for a bird’s eye view of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, then make your descent via zip line, combining the best of local sightseeing with the kind of adrenaline pumping adventure that put this town on the map. Tandem tours ensure an experience that’s great for kids as well.

Across the Tasman Sea, Sydney gives you just a taste of Australia before flying home. What that taste includes is up to you, with a Sydney Attraction Pass at your disposal. This includes entry to over 35 Sydney attractions including Sydney Tower, Ocean World Manly, Sydney Wildlife World and more. Just don’t overlook the city’s simpler (ie: free!) pleasures, like its spectacular beaches and the Botanical Gardens. However you choose to spend your time, Australia’s harbour city is sure to enchant the whole family.


 

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    Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour



    Take advantage of your stay at Adina Apartment Hotel Harbourside Sydney located amid the excitement and convenience of Darling Harbour - Sydney's premier entertainment, fine dining and nightlife quarter. Darling Harbour is alive with atmosphere and bursting with cafes, bistros, restaurants, and luxury shops. All ...

    Take advantage of your stay at Adina Apartment Hotel Harbourside Sydney located amid the excitement and convenience of Darling Harbour - Sydney's premier entertainment, fine dining and nightlife quarter. Darling Harbour is alive with atmosphere and bursting with cafes, bistros, restaurants, and luxury shops. All apartments and studios at the Adina Apartment Hotel Harbourside Sydney have been designed to create an atmosphere of elegance whilst combining all the comforts of home.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna

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    Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall



    Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney is your ideal base. Step out for a leisurely stroll through the specialty stores of the Queen Victoria Building or Pitt Street Mall, enjoy easy access to premier tourist spots such as Sydney ...

    Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney is your ideal base. Step out for a leisurely stroll through the specialty stores of the Queen Victoria Building or Pitt Street Mall, enjoy easy access to premier tourist spots such as Sydney Centrepoint Tower, Chinatown, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and Hyde Park, enjoy the nightlife at Darling Harbour, or take the train or bus to Circular Quay and The Rocks. Surrounded by cosmopolitan cafes, bistros and restaurants, gyms and shopping, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney has 144 one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments, ideally suited to both short and long stays, along with studio rooms.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,347

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Day 1

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Kids Backpack includes Aussie Animal Backpack, and a selection of kid friendly Aussie goodies. Designed for children 11 years and under.

Duration0 Hours

Auckland Airport to Auckland City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

The Sebel Quay West Auckland

The Sebel Quay West Auckland is an exclusive apartment hotel featuring very spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites. This apartment hotel in Auckland is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city and from its elevated position boasts splendid views of the City of Sails and stunning Waitemata Harbour.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
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The Sebel Quay West Auckland

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    The Sebel Quay West Auckland



    The Sebel Quay West Auckland is an exclusive apartment hotel featuring very spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites. This apartment hotel in Auckland is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city and from its elevated position boasts splendid views of the City of ...

    The Sebel Quay West Auckland is an exclusive apartment hotel featuring very spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites. This apartment hotel in Auckland is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city and from its elevated position boasts splendid views of the City of Sails and stunning Waitemata Harbour.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Auckland Morning City Highlights and Kelly Tarlton's

Explore Auckland's famous Queen Street followed by the history of Karangahape Road. Discover the vibrant culture of Ponsonby Village with its boutique eateries and retail stores before making your way over the Auckland Harbour Bridge for stunning views over the glittering Waitemata Harbour. Returning over the Harbour Bridge visit the Viaduct Harbour before continuing on through the Auckland Domain, with its classic charm the Auckland Domain is the city's oldest and one of its largest parks, situated on a 62,000 year old volcano. Then continue to Parnell Village for a morning tea stop. The historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed in to a trendy shopping area featuring many boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops. Following this, your tour will then take you along the stunningly scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay. The memorial Park has beautiful panoramic views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour. This park is a popular wedding venue, with its formal gardens and tranquil atmosphere. Next head towards Mission Bay, the popular seaside suburb which was once home to a Melanesian Missionary school. Enjoy the beach and promenade - popular with Aucklanders and visitors alike. Then visit Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World where you will come face to face with species from New Zealand's waters including sharks, stingrays, turtles and other incredible sea creatures. The Antarctic Encounter lets you take a peek inside New Zealand's only colony of Arctic penguins.

Duration4 Hours

Harbour Sailing Cruise

Enjoy the City of Sails from the water on a relaxed harbour sailing yacht. This cruise offers a uniquely local experience experiencing the harbour under sail in an intimate and engaging atmosphere. View the stunning city sights while sailing on the inner Waitemata Harbour. Sail where the wind takes you while enjoying Auckland's city highlights; including sailing under the Harbour Bridge and other well-known landmarks along the harbours edge. The crew's local knowledge will give you the best harbour sailing experience Auckland has to offer. Become the crew and help participate with the sailing experience, you can take the helm while your vessel carves through the water. Or if you prefer, just sit back and relax with ample space and seating above deck. Enjoy the afternoon on the water with your choice of fresh coffee, tea or a hot chocolate plus a delicious sweet treat. Fully licensed cash bar on board.

Duration1 Hour
Day 3

Auckland to Rotorua including Waitomo and Hobbiton

Leaving Auckland in the morning by coach, travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. You finish the tour with a silent yet magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms.

Leaving Waitomo enjoy a delicious picnic style lunch as you make your way to Hobbiton.

Enjoy a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm near Matamata where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. Upon completion of the Movie Set tour you will be transferred to Rotorua by the Hobbiton Movie Set coach where the tour concludes.

Duration10 Hours

Quest Rotorua Central

The 36-room complex hosts a range of apartments; studio, one bedroom and two bedroom interconnecting apartments. The property also features 9 executive studio and one bedroom apartments. Amenities include Quest's pantry shopping service, restaurant charge back facilities, valet dry cleaning and a babysitting service. Quest Rotorua Central is located in the CBD of Rotorua.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
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Quest Rotorua Central

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    Quest Rotorua Central



    The 36-room complex hosts a range of apartments; studio, one bedroom and two bedroom interconnecting apartments. The property also features 9 executive studio and one bedroom apartments. Amenities include Quest's pantry shopping service, restaurant charge back facilities, valet dry cleaning and a babysitting service. Quest ...

    The 36-room complex hosts a range of apartments; studio, one bedroom and two bedroom interconnecting apartments. The property also features 9 executive studio and one bedroom apartments. Amenities include Quest's pantry shopping service, restaurant charge back facilities, valet dry cleaning and a babysitting service. Quest Rotorua Central is located in the CBD of Rotorua.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking

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Day 4

Discover Rotorua Morning Tour incl Gondola Ride and Lunch

Included in your half-day tour is a visit to Te Puia and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where you can view mighty geysers, boiling mud pools, and the traditional arts and culture of the Maori People; Rainbow Springs - a unique showcase of New Zealand's flora and fauna including New Zealand's national icon, a kiwi bird; and the Agrodome Sheep Show - a hands-on experience giving you an animated insight into New Zealand's farming history.

Duration7 Hours

Rotorua Journey of Ages

This evening you will engage in a wonderful experience at the Tamaki Maori Village. Enroute your guide will instruct you on the rules and protocol for visiting Marae (meeting grounds). On arrival at the venue, nobody must enter the fortified village until the Powhiri (formal welcome) has been performed. The host tribe will send out a toa (warrior) who will challenge the guests, via their elected chief to ascertain if they come in peace. A Teka (peace offering) is placed and received by one of the visiting chiefs. At the Village, the Karanga, or "welcome call" will echo across the courtyard, followed by the Powhiri (welcome dance). You will then be able to enter onto the village grounds where the Tangata Whenua (people of the land) will demonstrate different activities such as poi twirling, hand games, weaponry displays, reciting chants and displaying activities of an era gone by.

The buffet style dinner will be held in the meetinghouse dining hall and will have everyone enjoying a succulent Hangi feast. The evening ends with the Poroporoaki, the official closing ceremony and you will be safely transferred back to your accommodation.

Duration3 Hours
Day 5

Rotorua City Hotel to Rotorua Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Queenstown Airport to Queenstown City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Peppers Beacon - Queenstown

Peppers Beacon, Queenstown is situated on pristine Lake Wakatipu, an easy five-minute level walk (no hills) from the centre of town.

Many of Peppers Beacon's hotel rooms, and two- and three-bedroom suites offer superb views of the stunning lake and picturesque Remarkables mountains. Peppers Beacon offers family friendly accommodation near the heart of Queenstown, with great onsite facilities including a breakfast lounge, outdoor barbeque area, sauna and gymnasium.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Peppers Beacon - Queenstown

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    Peppers Beacon - Queenstown



    Peppers Beacon, Queenstown is situated on pristine Lake Wakatipu, an easy five-minute level walk (no hills) from the centre of town. Many of Peppers Beacon's hotel rooms, and two- and three-bedroom suites offer superb views of the stunning lake and picturesque Remarkables mountains. Peppers Beacon ...

    Peppers Beacon, Queenstown is situated on pristine Lake Wakatipu, an easy five-minute level walk (no hills) from the centre of town.

    Many of Peppers Beacon's hotel rooms, and two- and three-bedroom suites offer superb views of the stunning lake and picturesque Remarkables mountains. Peppers Beacon offers family friendly accommodation near the heart of Queenstown, with great onsite facilities including a breakfast lounge, outdoor barbeque area, sauna and gymnasium.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 6

Dart River Funyak Safari

Jet boat for 75 minutes to the upper reaches of the Dart River, where visitors disembark and inflate their own canoe. After a full safety and paddling instruction, your Funyak journey begins. Paddle downstream on a glacier feed river amidst rocky peaks and dense rainforests.
Enjoy a wilderness buffet lunch and explore the Rock Burn Chasm and ancient beech forests. Paddle to Paradise then transfer to an awaiting back road coach for the return trip through Paradise.

Duration9 Hours
Day 7

Skyline Gondola

Reputed to be the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere, the gondola carries visitors high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex located on Bob's Peak. Situated an easy five minutes walk from central Queenstown, the gondola is an all-weather tourist attraction in its own right. Sit back and relax as the views from the gondola unfold while you journey to the Skyline complex. The best vistas in the region are found here, spread out in a spectacular 220 degree panorama. Numerous observation decks around the complex offer breathtaking views of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, over Queenstown and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks.

Duration0 Hours

Moa 4 Line Ziplining Tour

Join the exhilarating Moa zipline (flying fox) adventure above spectacular Queenstown! Ride up the Skyline Gondola (must be purchased separately) and then glide through the treetops on a series of four flying foxes. Your experienced Guides will deliver an interpretive tour as you "Zzziiiiiip" from tree to tree. Breath in some pristine mountain air as you venture on a carefully crafted journey that combines exhilaration, adventure, and ecological exploration. Offering spectacular views of the surroundings, this adventure offers a thrilling eco-adventure experience, while also providing the opportunity to learn about what this breathtaking place has to offer. The perfect Queenstown adventure for everyone to enjoy!

Duration2 Hours
Day 8

Queenstown City Hotel to Queenstown Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Sydney International Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills

Adina Apartment Hotel Crown Street Sydney is a modern apartment property, designed for guests who enjoy self-contained facilities but prefer to cater for themselves or go out for meals. Situated in fashionable Surry Hills, this hotel is placed just 2 kilometres from the CBD. The property is only minutes from Fox Studios, Aussie Stadium, SCG, Oxford Street and Royal Randwick.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills

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    Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills



    Adina Apartment Hotel Crown Street Sydney is a modern apartment property, designed for guests who enjoy self-contained facilities but prefer to cater for themselves or go out for meals. Situated in fashionable Surry Hills, this hotel is placed just 2 kilometres from the CBD. The ...

    Adina Apartment Hotel Crown Street Sydney is a modern apartment property, designed for guests who enjoy self-contained facilities but prefer to cater for themselves or go out for meals. Situated in fashionable Surry Hills, this hotel is placed just 2 kilometres from the CBD. The property is only minutes from Fox Studios, Aussie Stadium, SCG, Oxford Street and Royal Randwick.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis

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Day 9

Sydney Flexi Attraction Pass

The Sydney Flexi Attraction Pass iVenture Card provides your choice of entry to the top attractions in Sydney. Choose from over 35 attractions. Enjoy convenience and flexibility by choosing the attractions you want to visit. It is valid for single entry to each attraction and includes full colour guide complete with map and attraction information.

Duration0 Hours
Day 10

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 11

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation for 10 nights in self catering two bedroom apartments
  • Transfers
  • Touring as indicated in itinerary
  • Also includes a special Goway Kids Backback, specially designed for children 11 years and younger

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals and beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Park fees unless stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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