From the Outback to the Glaciers
Starting at $449921 days • 28 meals
Tour HighlightsCairns, Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock, Alice Springs, Melbourne, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier Region, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mt. Cook National Park, Dine with a New Zealand Family, Sydney, Sydney Opera House
TOUR DESCRIPTIONExplore the diverse wonders of the lands "down under." A 3-day adventure in the rugged Outback introduces you to the Aboriginal life and culture of Alice Springs and Ayers Rock. Delve into the colorful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Meet Australia and New Zealand's famous wildlife up-close. Explore the snow-capped peaks, vistas, gorges and waterfalls of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Cruise Milford Sound. Experience the Franz Josef Glacier and the majestic Mt. Cook region.
- The origins of the Aboriginal people are conveyed through enchanting stories as you walk through the bush on a "Dreamtime Tour."
- Discover the underwater rainbow of coral and fish when you explore the Great Barrier Reef from aboard a glass bottom boat.
- Enjoy a three night stay in the energetic and cosmopolitan city of Sydney.
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Passport & visa information
Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.
IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.
Destination Facts & Stats
Based on Eastern Standard Time: New Zealand is 16 hours ahead; Cairns is 14 hours ahead; Melbourne and Sydney are 15 hours ahead; Alice Springs/Ayers Rock are 14.5 hours ahead.
An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.
Australia and New Zealand use 230 Volts. Both are Type I plugs.
Australia is the lowest continent in the world with an average elevation of only 330 meters (1,082 ft). In New Zealand the highest elevation is Mt. Cook at 3,754 meters (12,316 ft) above sea level. The highest point on this tour is approx. 2,500 ft.
Australia is the lowest continent in the world with an average elevation of only 330 meters (1,082 ft). In New Zealand the highest elevation is Mt. Cook at 3,754 meters (12,316 ft) above sea level.