23-Day South Pacific Tour

Departure date:  Oct 15, 2019


Day 1 departure from Home 

Day 2 Fly to Australia

Cross International Date Line. 

Day 3: Sydney (BL)

Today we fly to Sydney. Upon arrival, we’re going to embark Captain Cook cruise at Jetty circular Quay to experience the world's most beautiful harbour in Sydney, and have Delicious lunch buffet featuring Sydney rock oysters or mussels, ocean king prawns, succulent fish, plus a full range of non-seafood and vegetarian dishes, dessert & cheeses. After disembark the cruise, we walk back to hotel and relax for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn old Sydney or similar 

Day 4 SYD-BMT-SYD (B)
Your free day in Sydney to pursue your personal pleasures. Perhaps, participate in the optional full day excursion to Blue Mountains ($200 p/p). For wilderness and wildlife, the magnificent Blue Mountains region is a must see for any visitor to Sydney. Travel through quaint mountain villages, past spectacular lookouts, and through the rugged Australian Bush to Katoomba Scenic World. Returning to Sydney in the late afternoon. 

Day 5 Sydney (B)

Today’s tour schedule includes famous Bondi Beach, The rocks, hyde park, The afternoon we tour the Sidney opera house, later to explore the downtown area.

Day 6 Sydney to Cairns (BD)

Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to cairns. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure. The bustling tropical city of Cairns is the gateway to the rainforests and reefs of far North Queesland.

Accommodation: Cairns Sheridan Hotel ***** or similar 

Day 7 Cairns to Kuranda (B)
Enjoy the city on your day at leisure or, join the optional tour ($270 p/p) on the Kuranda Scenic Railway that takes you to the lush Kuranda Rainforest. Upon arrival, explore the quaint village before venturing into the rainforest aboard an amphibious Army Duck vehicle, followed by an enlightening Dreamtime Walk that will introduce you to the ancient Aboriginal and Islander history of this region. Afterward, enjoy a native dance performance and then sit down to a delicious barbecue lunch. End the tour with a visit to the Koala and Wildlife Park and a ride on the Kuranda Skyrail for views of the rainforest canopy before your return to Cairns. Spend the rest of the day at leisure 

Day 8 Great barrier reef (BL)
Today, travel to the beautiful 6000-year-old coral cay of Green Island in a high speed catamaran, just a 45-minute journey across the Coral Sea, located in the inner Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This beautiful island is a one-stop tropical experience with its unique reef and rainforest, home to 126 native plant species, colorful birds and magnificent coral gardens. Stroll through the magical rainforest, snorkel at the inner reef, or laze on the white coral sands, there are many activities to choose from. You may also choose to upgrade your day's sightseeing with the optional Outer Great Barrier Reef Extension ($160 p/p) that takes you beyond Green Island to a multi-level reef activity platform. You'll be able to snorkel amongst some of the most spectacular coral gardens and marine life on the larger outer reef where they are more abundant, or stay dry and embrace the natural wonderland below via an underwater observatory and spacious, air-conditioned semi-submersible vessel. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

DAY 9 - Flight to Ayers Rock (B)
Depart Cairns this morning by flight to Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. Upon arrival, explore the Walpa Gorge located in the Kata Tjuta portion of the national park, also referred to as the Olgas. Spend time admiring the massive and unusual conglomerate rock formations that make this area famous. At sunset, proceed to the Uluru viewing area to enjoy complimentary wine as the setting sun casts a variety of color changes across the mystical sandstone monolith. The remainder of the evening is at leisure or, join the optional Uluru Barbecue ($160 p/p). Enjoy a festive dinner, in true Aussie style, that also includes a glass of sparkling wine

Optional: Uluru Barbecue (PM)

Overnight: Ayers Rock 

DAY 10 Uluru Sunrise & Aboriginal Cultural Experience (B)
Arise early this morning to see the first rays of sun reach across and set alight the expanses of Australia's Red Center. Continue along the Mutitjulu Walk and visit the waterhole that has provided the Aboriginal people with water for thousands of years. View examples of traditional Aboriginal rock art along the way before visiting the Kata Tjuta Cultural Center, home to a collection of handmade ceramics, traditional punu (woodwork) and art from the Anangu people. A variety of activities are available this afternoon from browsing in the Aboriginal art markets, to spear and boomerang throwing lessons or listening to ancient tales from a local Anangu storyteller. Evening is at leisure or, attend the optional Sounds of Silence Dinner ($200 p/p). An unforgettable dining experience as you sample local bush tucker, accompanied by assorted cultural entertainment

Optional: Sounds of Silence Dinner 

Day 11 Uluru to Melbourne (BD)

Today we fly to Melbourne, the most European city. It is the cultural, culinary and financial centre of the country. This afternoon you can hop on and off the famous colonial tram (free) in town to experience the city.

Accommodation: Radisson on Flagstaff Garden Hotel or similar 

Day 12 Melbourne (B)

Great Ocean Road Day Tour is one of Melbourne’s most popular tours. On the spectacular Great Ocean Road Tour experience a breathtaking coastline with pristine beaches, rainforests and charming seaside towns and of course the 12 Apostles.

 

Day 13 Melbourne (B)

Today is yours to relax. Or join the not to be missed optional tour ($165 p/p) to Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Depart the busy city and suburbs, travel out into the rural countryside to visit Australia's most popular wildlife attraction and home to the one of the largest Little Penguin colonies in the world. 

Day 14 Melbourne to Queenstown (B)

We fly over Tasman Sea to Queenstown in New Zealand in the morning. We transfer to hotel upon arrival. The afternoon is yours to explore the city. 

Day 15 Full day Milford Sound Excursion (BL)
Today we travel along the shores of Lake and Wakatipu and lake Te Anau, enjoy one of the most amazing landscapes on earth along the way to Milford Sound. Later we will have a cruise which gives you a spectacular view of the Fiord; Australian fur seals, dolphins and thundering waterfalls from 1200 foot cliffs will certainly amaze you. 

Day 16 Queenstown to Christchurch (B)

We travel by Coach and pass by Lake Tekapo and famous church of Good Shepherd to Christchurch. We will drive to Mt. Cook national park to get closer look of the snow-capped mountain range. 

Day 17 Christchurch to Rotorua (BD)
We fly to Rotorua in the morning; after lunch we will watch the famous Agrodome Farm show; later we visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s Living Maori Cultural Centre, a home to New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, a live kiwi enclourse and world famous Pohutu Geyser, and more than 500 geothermal wonders. 

Accommodation: Novotel Rotorua ***** or similar 

Day 18 Rotoura to Aukland(B)
We travel through to Lake Taupo, See Huka Falls and after lunch drive through to Waitomo Caves to see the Glow worms. After that we head back to Auckland drop off at Hotel

Accommodation: Skycity Hotel Auckland ***** or similar  

Day 19 Auckland City Tour(BL)
This morning we visit Deveonport and Mt Victoria. After lunch we visit Mt Eden, where you can have a panorama view of the city on the summit. Later we visit winter garden, and you will be amazed by all the things you see here. Our last stop today will be downtown Auckland harbour and waterfront area. 

Day 20 to 22 Auckland to Fiji (B)
We will fly from Auckland to Fiji and stay in resort and relax.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Resort Fiji ***** or similar 

Day 23: Depart for home (B) 
We will transfer to airport for the flight home today. 

Package Price $10800 p/p based on double occupancy with minimum 10 passengers

Single supplement $2450 p/p 

Price Includes:
International airfare (Air Canada/Qantas/Air New Zealand)
domestic flights in Australia and New Zealand:

3. Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned transportation with English speaking guide service or commentary by professional driver

4. Accommodation.

5. Pick-up and drop-off service from airport as specified on the itinerary

6. Meals as specified on itinerary

7. Entrance fees  

Price Excludes:
1. Australia visa fee $30 P/P

2. Tipping to tour guide and driver.

3. Personal Expense such as laundry, alcoholic beverages and telephone call, Excess baggage.

4. Travel Insurance (optional but highly recommended cancellation/interruption/medical insurance. Please inquire W Holidays). 

All prices are per person, based on a group of minimum 10 passengers, quoted in Canadian dollars and paid by Cash or Cheque.

Payment by Credit card is subject to a 3% surcharge.

Required deposit upon registration for Oct 15 departure is $1200 per person; final payment is due on July 10, 2018.

All payments are non-refundable.

Price and itinerary are subject to charge due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

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