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South Pacific Trio

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C$ 3,759

This unique itinerary puts together three iconic Downunder destinations, and includes flights from North America. Cruise Sydney Harbour, take in the colours of the Great Barrier Reef, and experience laid back and oh so liveable Auckland on a Downunder adventure that will leave you hungry for more.


This 14-day trip includes flights from North America, landing in Sydney. Explore Australia’s largest city before flying up to the Great Barrier Reef, then on to Auckland, gateway to New Zealand and one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Stay in the heart of Sydney with the best of the city at your fingertips when it’s time to explore. Your urban adventure starts with a city tour. Roam the historic Rocks area, where Sydney’s story began. Explore Circular Quay, where you can admire views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Take a stroll on Bondi Beach, or do as the locals do and grab a coffee with a cliff-top view over the Pacific. Your tour takes you through some of Sydney’s most famous neighbourhoods including Double Bay and King’s Cross, before leaving you in the city to spend the rest of your day at leisure. The following day, check in for a very special Sydney experience, a lunchtime BBQ cruise on Sydney Harbour. This takes you to many of the hidden spots that make the city so special, all while treating you to 5-star service. Enjoy one more full day at leisure in Sydney before flying on.

Check into your accommodation in Port Douglas, the ideal spot for exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the balance of the day exploring this lovely town, then head out the following day on a Great Barrier Reef cruise aboard the luxurious Wavedancer. Snorkel or take a beach walk with expert guides, or just relax and see the colours from a glass bottom boat if you prefer. The following day is all about heading inland to the Daintree River region. Take a cruise, and learn all about the wildlife of this amazing rainforest. Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch before going off-road for a 4WD tour. Stroll Cape Tribulation Beach where ‘the rainforest meets the reef.’ A full day at Port Douglas lets you catch your breath, or explore more of this beautiful region.

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from Vancouver International airport on board award winning Air New Zealand.

Day 2

Cross the International Dateline

You will lose a day, which is regained on the return journey.

Day 3

Arrive Sydney

On arrival in Sydney you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.   Nature blessed Sydney with one of most idyllic settings in the world which is reflected in its large eye-appealing harbour and excellent beaches. This cosmopolitan city is not only scenically beautiful but, like most major cities, has an abundance of culture, history and venues to keep any visitor occupied for several days.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

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    Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney



    A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1800's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and ...

    A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1800's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and major shopping precincts. There is a wide array of upscale facilities, including on-site dining at the recently refurbished restaurant and a modern health club. The staff ensures that your stay at this accommodation in Sydney is both comfortable and unforgettable.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Panoramic City Sights Tour

Visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. Visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost). See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's best panoramic view at Dover Heights. Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie's Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city centre. Passengers can join our optional harbour lunch cruises, seaplane tours or return directly to their hotels.

Day 5

Cruise Like a Local Sydney Harbour Cruise

Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise. A unique, luxury four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 6

Sydney at Leisure

Today is a free day, perhaps take an excursion to the Blue Mountains or the Hunter Valley – one of the premier wine regions in Australia.

Day 7

Depart Sydney for Cairns & Port Douglas

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your Virgin Australia flight to Tropical North Queensland and the city of Cairns. Upon arrival enjoy the picturesque coastal drive towards Port Douglas as you are transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Located on beautiful Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas offers a “village by the sea” atmosphere. Enjoy day trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation while staying in Port Douglas.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

The Meridian at Port Douglas

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    The Meridian at Port Douglas



    The Meridian at Port Douglas is located walking distance to the 3 icons of Port Douglas, 200 meters from 4 Mile Beach, 100 metres from Macrossan Street where you can find over 50 restaurants, shops and a supermarket, 400 meters to the Marina Mirage, where ...

    The Meridian at Port Douglas is located walking distance to the 3 icons of Port Douglas, 200 meters from 4 Mile Beach, 100 metres from Macrossan Street where you can find over 50 restaurants, shops and a supermarket, 400 meters to the Marina Mirage, where boats depart daily to the Great Barrier Reef.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 8

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral cay island in the Great Barrier Reef, just one hour's sailing from Port Douglas. Combined with the romance of sailing aboard Quicksilver's luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, this is the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation. Snorkel, enjoy a glass bottom boat tour, take a guided beach walk and snorkel tour with a marine biologist or just relax on the beach under a thatched umbrella.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 9

Cape Tribulation Daintree Tour

Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after introductions all round we then drive north along the scenic route via Mossman to Cape Tribulation. Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River. Time for a short morning tea break then its 'all aboard' for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendor only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best! Ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this habitat. A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served while you can hand feed Wallabies and enjoy a cold drink from the bar at your own cost.

Our tour does a little more, it takes you beyond Cape Tribulation along 7klms of the 4WD Bloomfield Track too pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a refreshing rainforest fresh water swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a taste testing of tropical fruit, a cup of traditional Billy Tea, and damper all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings. At Cape Tribulation Beach, there is a little time to stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef. After a short afternoon refreshment stop, we cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin our homeward journey somewhat wiser for our 'Total Rainforest Experience'.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 10

Port Douglas at Leisure

Today is a free day to relax on the beach or explore Port Douglas.  There are a number of exciting touring options available as well

Day 11

Depart Cairns for Auckland

You will be transferred to the airport today for your flight to Auckland. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand on the North Island, is known as the “City of Sails” due to its attractive harbour, home to thousands of sailing boats. It occupies a narrow isthmus between the harbour and the sea. It also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.

This modern city combines urban with beautiful beaches, hiking trails, islands and a rugged West Coast. For amazing views of the city, visit the Skytower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere or Mount Eden, an extinct volcano crater and the highest point in Auckland. Both have 360 degree panoramic views of the city and surrounding area.

Auckland offers excellent shopping mainly on Queen Street as do several nearby neighbourhoods such as Newmarket and Ponsonby, the latter a good place to stroll day or night for its cafes and nightlife.

Duration3 Nights
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MSocial Hotel Auckland

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    MSocial Hotel Auckland



    Functionally chic, this boutique hotel features 190 rooms and suites and overlooks the vibrant Princess Wharf which is home to a stunning array of dining, entertainment, and shopping experiences. Choose to stay connected both online and offline. Enjoy free Wi-Fi during your stay, relieve the ...

    Functionally chic, this boutique hotel features 190 rooms and suites and overlooks the vibrant Princess Wharf which is home to a stunning array of dining, entertainment, and shopping experiences.

    Choose to stay connected both online and offline. Enjoy free Wi-Fi during your stay, relieve the stresses of the day at the 24-hour gym or treat yourself to some of the best cuisine from around the world at M Social Restaurant. Alternatively, catch up with friends - both old and new - over a drink at M Social Bar while watching the ships come in.

    Located near Auckland's main strip, the hub of the city centre with its abundance of designer fashions, lively nightlife, shows, theatre and live music, this vibrant hotel exudes youthful energy. Don't miss a visit to the Sky Tower for the best views in town or wander through the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, with its world-class collections and exhibitions from New Zealand and around the world.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna

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Day 12

Auckland Sightseeing and Harbour Cruise

Today explore the city on your Hop On Hop Off Auckland city sightseeing tour, plus escape the city and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland's beautiful harbour. Sit back, relax and let the Fullers crew look after you with full commentary during the one and a half-hour harbour cruise. Visit the Viaduct Basin, see the harbour highlights including historic Devonport, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse, and the Devonport Naval Base. For those on a tight itinerary, the Fullers Harbour Cruise is an ideal way to experience Auckland taking in views of three major Auckland Icons: the Harbour Bridge, Rangitoto Island, and the Sky Tower.

Day 13

Waiheke Island Explorer

Be introduced to Waiheke on the Fullers Explorer Tour, a picturesque 35 minutes boat trip followed by 1.5 hour scenic highlight tour of Waiheke's stunning locations. Cruise to Waiheke through the glorious Hauraki Gulf, on arrival you will be met by an experienced guide who will give you a taste of the views, culture and history that make up the diverse Island of Waiheke. On conclusion of the tour, take advantage of the complimentary All Day Bus Pass allowing you to either return to a destination on the tour or discover the island further on the Waiheke Island scheduled bus services.

Day 14

Depart Auckland for North America

Your South Pacific ends today with your transfer to the airport.  Join your Air New Zealand flight back to North America

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DEPARTURES:

22 Feb – 31 Jul 2018

CANADIAN DEPARTURES

Date

From:
Vancouver,
Nanaimo,
Kamloops,
Kelowna,
Victoria,
Edmonton,
Calgary
- CA $

From:
Fort McMurray,
Lethbridge,
Regina,
Saskatoon,
Medicine Hat,
Whitehorse,
Yellowknife,
Halifax
- CA $

From:
Castlegar, Cranbrook, Penticton,
Prince Rupert,
Fort St John, Terrace, Smithers, Sandspit,
Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto
- CA $

 

From:
Sault St Marie,
Baie-Comeau,
Bagotville,
Kingston,
Quebec,
Kingston,
Thunder Bay, Sudbury,
Timmins, London,
Rouyn-Noranda,
Val D’Or,
Mont Joli, Sept-Iles
- CA $

22 Feb - 31 Mar '18

$ 4,329 $ 4,574  $ 4,634 $ 5,223 

1 - 14 Apr '18

$ 3929 $ 4,174  $ 4,234 $ 4,823 

15 - 30 Apr '18

$ 3759 $ 4,004  $ 4,064  $ 4,653

1 - 31 May '18

$ 3759 $ 4,004  $ 4,064  $ 4,653

1 - 30 Jun '18

$ 3789 $ 4,034 $ 4,064  $ 4,683 

1 - 31 Jul '18

$ 3894 $ 4,094  $ 4,154  $ 4,743

1  - 30 Aug '18

$ 3969 $ 4,214  $ 4,274  $ 4,863

1 - 30 Sep '18

$ 3969 4,214 $ 4,274   $ 4,863

1 - 31  Oct '18

$ 4,489 4,734 $ 4,794   $ 5,383

 From Deer Lake, Fredericton, Gaspe, Iles De La Madeleine, Moncton, Sydney, Saint John, Wabush, Charlottetown, St Johns, Bathurst - add $711 per person

From Gander, Goose Bay - add $812 per person

Upgrade to Premium Economy from $1100 per person, Upgrade to Business Class from $3600 per person

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip Air New Zealand airfare from Vancouver to Sydney or Cairns or v.v
  • Virgin Australia airfare Sydney to Cairns (or v.v
  • Round trip airport – hotel transfers throughout
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Sydney 
  • Half Day Panoramic City Sights Tour
  • Half Day Cruise Like a Local Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at Le Meridian Port Douglas
  • Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise
  • Cape Tribulation Daintree Tour
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at the MSocial Hotel Auckland
  • Auckland Hop on Hop Off Explorer Tour
  • Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruise
  • Waiheke Island Explorer Tour

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks. Limited seats, subject to availability

OTHER INFORMATION:

Available for bookings from 15 Nov ’17.  Book by 15 Dec ‘17

SPECIAL OFFER FOR CANADIAN TRAVELLERS:

Canadian American Express Cardmembers receive 20% off when stays are booked between November 15, 2017 – December 15, 2017 on packages purchased using your American Express Card. Packages purchased must be for April 13 – September 30, 2018. To inquire about this offer call 1-800-387-8827.

This offer is available through all Goway Canadian offices and travel representatives. This offer does not apply to existing bookings and group bookings. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with other offers in market for the same stay. Offer is subject to availability which is determined by Goway. Advance reservations are required.

Gratuities not included. The 20% reduction is already reflected in pricing. No refunds will be issued. For deposit and cancellation policies, call 1-800-387-8827.

To receive this offer, purchase must be charged in full to any American Express Card. Fulfillment of the offer is the sole responsibility of Goway.

Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability.


31 May 2018
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