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22 Days Australia - New Zealand Tour
This tour takes you to Australia's cultural capital: "Melbourne", then to the heart of Australia: "Alice Springs", the next day you will travel to Uluru to explore the "Ayers Rock" Australia's most famous natural wonder, then you will visit the tropical city of "Cairn" so you can explore the famous Great Barrier Reef, then finally you will flight to Australia most famous and modern city Sydney so you can stay there for 3 nights touring this city. After your stay there you will flight to New Zealand so you can visit the beautiful wonders nature New Zealand has to offer. To book this tour or to customized to your needs call us at: 1-800-842-6943, or email us at: mytravel@platinumholidays.com.
22 Days Australia - New Zealand Tour

St. Paul's Cathedral


Yarra Valley


Uluru - Ayers Rock


Great Barrier Reef


Barron Falls - Cairn


Opera House - Sydney


Waitomo Caves


Franz Josepf Glacier


Lake Tekapo


Extended Customized Tours
DAY 1
Arrive at the Melbourne airport. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Melbourne.

DAY 2
Today's tour: Melbourne city tour of Botanic Gardens, St. Paul's Cathedral and Parliament House. Overnight in Melbourne. Breakfast included.

DAY 3
Leisure day in Melbourne, Australia's second largest city, sometimes known as Australia's cultural capital. Take an optional tour into the Yarra Valley, a wine growing region or a tour along the Great Ocean Road. Overnight in Melbourne. Breakfast included.

DAY 4
Today's highlights: Flight to Alice Springs, the heart of Australia, to experience life in the outback. Visit the historic Telegraph Station and the Flying Medical Service to see how medical aid is provided to people living in the remote outback. You are invited to Ooraminna, an authentic Aussie outback homestead for a barbeque dinner and presentation. Overnight in Alice Springs. Breakfast and dinner included.

DAY 5
Today's visit: Uluru, (Ayers Rock) Australia's most recognizable natural icon, declared a World Heritage UNESCO natural property Enjoy the spectacular colours of the "Rock" at sunset. Overnight in Uluru. Breakfast included.

DAY 6
Today's highlights: View Uluru at sunrise. Take a tour of the caves at the base and hear aboriginal stories about the Dreamtime. Climbing the rock is at your own risk but only for the very fit and is discouraged by the traditional aboriginal owners and the Australian Government. Visit Kata Tjuta, (The Olgas) a group of 36 domed rocks in the desert plains of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Overnight at Uluru. Breakfast included.

DAY 7
Today's visit: Fly to Cairns, a tropical city on the north coast in Queensland close to the Great Barrier Reef. A day of leisure to stroll on the Esplanade and enjoy the topless beach or the Pier Marketplace. Overnight in Cairns. Breakfast included.

DAY 8
Today's tour: Great Barrier Reef. Take a high-speed catamaran to see the coral and fish from the boat or snorkel along the reef. Learn about this living wonder from the reef presentation and enjoy a buffet lunch. Overnight in Cairns. Breakfast included.

DAY 9
Today: Free time in Cairns. Optional tours on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over Barron Gorge National Park, Tjapukai Aboriginal cultural Park. Rainforestation, or Kuranda Wildlife Experience. Overnight in Cairns. Breakfast included.

DAY 10
Today's tour: Cairns Wildlife Dome where you will encounter unique Australian animals. Transfer to airport for flight to Sydney, Australia's Capital. Enjoy the rest of the day. Stroll to the Opera House and visit a cafe along the concourse. Overnight at Sydney. Breakfast included.

DAY 11
Today's highlights: Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie's Chair to enjoy panoramic views of Sydney harbour, Kings Cross, red light district and Bondi Beach. Sydney Harbour luncheon cruise. Overnight in Sydney. Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 12
Today's Visit: Sydney free time to explore the city or take an optional tour to Featherdale Wildlife Park or Hunter Valley, a famous wine area. Overnight in Sydney. Breakfast included.

DAY 13
Transfer to the Sydney airport to fly to Auckland. Overnight in Auckland. Breakfast and dinner included.

DAY 14
Today's tour: Morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour with a visit to America's Cup Village. The rest of the day at leisure to explore Auckland. Overnight in Auckland. Breakfast included.

DAY 15
Today's highlights: Waitomo Caves to see the Glow worm Grotto by underground boat tour Te Puia a guided tour of the geothermal reserve and Maori Cultural Centre followed by a Hangi dinner and entertainment. Overnight in Auckland. Breakfast and highlight dinner included.

DAY 16
Today's visit: Rotorua visit Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park to see the animals indigenous to New Zealand and get a look at life on a farm at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Back to Auckland to catch the flight to Christchuch on the south Island. Overnight in Christchurch. Breakfast is included.

DAY 17
Today's highlights: From Christchurch by Tranz Alpine rail through Arthur's Pass, the highest pass in the southern alps to Greymouth where greenstone, a form of jade is mined. Enjoy the scenic coastal road to Franz Josepf Glacier in Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Overnight in Franz Josef. Breakfast and dinner included.

DAY 18
Today's visit: Arrowtown Through Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls, Lake Wanaka, Cromwell and Kawarau Gorge to visit the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown. Queenstown, a centre for sking and adventure tourism. Overnight in Queenstown. Breakfast included.

DAY 19
Today's highlights: Take in the breath-taking beauty of Fiordland as you travel to Milford Sound to enjoy a lunch on board under the shadow of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Overnight in Queenstown. Overnight in Queenstown. Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 20
Today is a full day of free time to enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Queenstown. Breakfast included.

DAY 21
Today's highlights: Lake Tekapo halfway between Queestown and Christchurch, where you have a spectacular view of the highland region as seen from the Church of the Good Shepherd. Back to Christchurch where you will enjoy local cuisine in a Kiwi home. Overnight in Christchurch. Breakfast and dinner included.

DAY 22
Depart Christchurch for your onward flight. Tour ends.
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