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From the Outback to the Glaciers

Starting From $8,909* pp |  19-22  Days •  28-32  Meals  *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.

Make Your Way from Australia to New Zealand

Explore the diverse wonders of the lands Down Under. An adventure that includes a “Dreamtime tour” in the rugged Outback introduces you to the Aboriginal life and culture of Alice Springs and Ayers Rock. Meet the Drum Atweme, a musical group supported by the Collette Foundation comprised of at-risk youth. Delve into the colourful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House and a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a choice of a harbour cruise pass or visits to Sydney Tower Eye and Aquarium. Meet Australia's famous wildlife up close. Explore the snow-capped peaks, vistas, gorges and waterfalls of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Cruise Milford Sound. Settle in for a 3-night stay in Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Enjoy sweeping views from the famous Sky Line restaurant. Experience the Franz Josef Glacier and the majestic Mt. Cook region. Discover the beautiful 19th-century gold rush settlement of Arrowtown. Cap off your adventure making new friends when dining with a family in their home.

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  • Reviews Of From the Outback to the Glaciers

    Reviews Of From the Outback to the Glaciers

    From the Outback to the Glaciers

    Starting From $8,909 pp*

    19-22 Days • 28-32 Meals

    • Slow down the pace.

      • Service
        4star
        In general, I enjoyed the tour & felt it lived up to everything advertised. The tour manager, Toni Ray-Ingram was fantastic & did an outstanding job. However, I think the tour is a bit too fast-paced. By the beginning of the third week I was feeling exhausted. My recommendation is to re-structure it slightly. Eliminate Melbourne & use that time to have one add’l “free” day in Sydney (where an optional day trip to some animal or marine life place could substitute for “the little penguins” option offered in Melbourne), and, one add’l night in Christchurch. The “home visit” with a NZ family was one of the best highlights of the tour, but it should NOT be left until the final night. By that time everyone’s thoughts were on leaving for home the following day ( some of us VERY early the following day) and most of us were VERY tired. I would have enjoyed the home visit much more if it was not left until the final night. So having one add’l night in Christchurch would allow for that. As currently structured, the tour leaves very little time to really enjoy Melbourne (& no free time there at all if you do the penguin option as most people do), so I don’t think it would adversely affect the tour if that was eliminated. Having an extra day each in Sydney & Christchurch would allow for a slightly slower paced tour & make it much more enjoyable. I would have given this tour five stars except for that.
      • Tour
        4star
        As I said earlier, it would have been better if the tour was a bit slower paced, which could be accomplished by eliminating Melbourne & using the time gained for an add’l day each in Sydney & Christchurch. Move the NZ home visit to some night OTHER THAN the final night! Can’t emphasize that one enough! My favorite experience was the Sydney Opera House tour.

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    • Cross another trip off the bucket list

      • Service
        4star
        This was our second Collette tour, and it was very well planned and executed. Our tour manager, Denise, was extremely knowledgeable, well organized, and ensured that the group's needs were met by all of the local vendors. This trip was a "bucket list" item for us, and Collette did not disappoint.
      • Tour
        4star
        The tour hit the high points for us, and the most memorable were the Australian outback, the city of Sydney, and the south island of New Zealand. Getting up close and personal with Uluru (Ayers Rock), meeting a few aboriginal artists, and experiencing a "bush dinner" were especially fun. New Zealand's south island is simply stunning in its natural beauty and mountainscapes. The only downside was our final few days in Fiji. While a beautiful setting, the heat and humidity were oppressive. The resort was very accommodating and provided nice amenities, including a spacious guest room, but the only respite from the temperature and humidity were our guest room and the retail shops. The water on the "beach", which itself was very pebbly, was very cloudy, brown and unappealing. Because we had already checked out and did not leave for the airport until early evening, the hotel did provide the complimentary use of their spa to shower and change clothes, which we very much appreciated.
    • Australia and New Zealand - a trip of a lifetime!

      • Service
        5star
        This tour encompassed such a variety of experiences! We had an excellent tour guide who was with us from our arrival in Cairns, Australia, until we left for home from Christchurch, New Zealand. She was very knowledgeable about the tour and kept all 40 of us up to speed and pretty much on schedule! We felt we could have stayed longer in a couple places, but understand one can't see everything!! We also had excellent bus drivers who explained a lot about our destinations.
      • Tour
        5star
        So many memorable things, but learning about the Aborigines of the Australian Outback was a real highlight.
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