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Great Barrier Reef, QueenslandDAY 1
Arrive in Australia! After your trans-Pacific flight and connecting flight to Cairns, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your luxury apartment in Port Douglas, a charming tropical village along 4 Mile Beach in Far North Queensland.

DAY 2
Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef aboard Calypso (Certified Diving Available at an Additional Cost)

DAY 3
Departing from Port Douglas, travelling to Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Falls, and experience the otherworldly beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, one of the largest undeveloped rainforest ecosystems remaining in the world, aboard your Daintree 4WD Tour.

DAY 4
Following your private transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns airport, you will board your flight to Sydney. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your 5 star apartment accommodation across from Circular Quay, the Opera House and The Rocks, and in the center of everything.

Bonza Bike TourDAY 5
After a morning free in the city, get ready for one of your most memorable days with your small group 4WD wildlife tour to the Southern Highlands with a naturalist guide.

DAY 6
Today is action packed, with your Sydney Classic cycle tour followed by BridgeClimb is the original, ultimate experience of Sydney, high above the harbour skyline to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for 360 degree panoramic views.

DAY 7
Today you will be transported to Sydney’s airport for your flight across the Tasman Sea to Queenstown, the base for exploring the stunning mountain scenery on New Zealand’s South Island. After transferring to your 5 star apartment with breathtaking views over Lake Wakatipu, explore this fun, famed town known for its adventurous spirit, with the Remarkables Range as your backdrop.

DAY 8
Today savor a breathtaking scenic flight over the Southern Alps followed by a spectacular cruise on Milford Sound, one of the natural wonders of the world.

DAY 9Mountain river high position view
Enjoy your Wilderness Safari, featuring an exhilarating jetboat trip on the Dart River in Mt. Aspiring National Park

DAY 10
Whitewater Rafting on the Shotover River

DAY 11
Today you will pick up your SUV in Queenstown for the scenic drive up the wildly beautiful West Coast of the South Island. Arrive in Franz Josef and enjoy your two bedroom “tree house”.

DAY 12
Get ready to explore the glaciers! A short heli hop from the township takes you into the remarkable Pinnacles area of Franz Josef Glacier. You will explore the awe-inspiring landscape with this incredible guided experience. Relax this afternoon in the blissful glacier hot pools.

DAY 13
After continuing your drive up the West Coast, you will return your SUV in Greymouth and embark on one of the world’s most scenic short train journeys aboard the TranzAlpine, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. Upon arrival in Christchurch, you will be transferred to your 2 bedroom apartment in the city.

Rotorua NeuseelandDAY 14
Following your private transfer to Christchurch Airport, you will fly to Rotorua in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. Rotorua is famed for its numerous active geothermal sites and its vibrant Maori culture, both of which transport you to a much earlier time. After collecting your SUV at the airport, you can check into your luxury two bedroom apartment or explore the many attractions in the area before your Maori cultural experience this evening at Te Puia, where you will hear the stories of the past and learn how these traditions live on today.

DAY 15
Waitomo and Black Labrynth Rafting
This morning you will drive approximately 2 hours to Waitomo, home of some of the famed glowworm caves. You will experience a subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, leaping and floating through Ruakuri Cave.

DAY 16
After returning your rental vehicle at the Rotorua airport and your short connecting flight to Auckland, you will board your return flight to North America with the memories and bonds that only an amazing travel experience can provide!

PRICE PER PASSENGER: $3375

Price based on two passengers sharing 3-4 star accommodation. Price valid for travel commencing on November 30, 2017 or earlier and subject to change due to currency fluctuation. Itinerary may be quoted individually upon request for solo travelers and for groups of three or more traveling together. All services listed are included in the price per passenger unless otherwise noted. Airfare quoted separately and subject to change without notice until tickets are issued. Above services and prices subject to availability; similar hotels, tours and services may be substituted if necessary. Land arrangements will be confirmed upon receipt of a $500 deposit. Balance due 30 days prior to departure. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

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