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Australia’s Outback to New Zealand’s South Island

17 DAYS
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Venture through the natural splendour of New Zealand's Southern Alps and the stillness of Australia’s rugged Outback. Tour Sydney Opera House with an expert guide. Enjoy a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. Delve into the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Take a “Dreamtime tour” in the Outback, introducing you to Aboriginal life and culture. Settle in for a 3-night stay in Queenstown. Cruise Milford Sound. Meet Australia and New Zealand's famous wildlife up-close. From Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock) to snow-capped peaks and fjords, explore the diverse wonders of the lands Down Under.

Your Tour Includes
  • 8 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 26 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Sydney
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef

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Stay

17 Days

16 Nights


Meals

26 Meals

16 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

8 Dinners


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Bailey Hotel by Crystalbrook

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Desert Gardens

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Mantra on Little Bourke

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Trip Reviews

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Rating

130 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    No fault of Collette but my partner and I both got sick with different things while on the tour (Norovirus and COVID) so we missed most of the tour. However, one disappointment we did experience was at the Great Barrier Reef there were supposed to be prescription masks for snorkeling. I never found them and there weren’t enough employees to help me.
    Lisa Rogers
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything was well planned out and mostly went as planned.
    joan Ballam
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Most of the trip was well planned and my personal favorite part was the Outer Reef Experience and snorkeling.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    I was not happy about only being able to spend a single night at Uluru and Mount Cook. Those are two locations that a second night would have been welcomed. I was not comfortable with the bus driver we had in New Zealand. He was very knowledgable and nice, but he was very vocally opinionated about certain races, politics and environmental matters. I was very impressed with Emily the tour manager, especially since this tour was only her second time being a tour manager and this was a very large group. She has a great personality and attitude and she's very well spoken. Emily will do well managing any tour for Collette. I'm so glad we booked this tour, all of our Collette tours have been wonderful and I look forward to booking more tours.
    Rochelle Denman
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent starts with the Tour Manager - Heather is the best! Good size - under 40. Amazing places, well planned. My third, but not last Collette Tour.
    Jeffrey Shelton
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    There were several on your own days when if someone didn’t book an extra tour, there was nothing to do. I don’t like shopping.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour was wonderful! There are so many favorites it would be hard to pick just one! Loved everything about the tour - except for one disappointment! I was sad that we did not get to actually experience any of the indigenous cultures in Australia or in New Zealand. Very disappointed in not having that experience.
    Sharron
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Overall a good tour. One flight in country and our return flight should have been much better.
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    5star
    Cultural dinner with family nd part of my group
    Betty Stivers
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    I enjoyed my trip to Australia and New Zealand very much. Each country has so much to see and do. I would recommend it to anyone. But do it when you are on the younger side. It is tiring with all the flights. It was a great trip except for one interruption issue.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Heather Larsen, our tour manager did a wonderful job! She was a lot of fun. I loved seeing the the difference between Sydney and Melbourne, experiencing the outback, the rain forest and the Great Barrier Reef. One of my favorite memories is the Little Penguin Parade. In New Zealand, Queenstown was my favorite! The scenery, the water, and the people were wonderful! Milford Sound and the drive there and back to Queenstown were breathtaking! P.S.- I loved going to Hartley's too! Also, the Rainforestation was so neat.
    Amy Henrikson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The whole tour was a once in a lifetime adventure.
    Marty Hegyi
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Would not have been able to see everything we got to see on our own!
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    All of New Zealand. Sydney opera house, penguin walk, koalas
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    If we did not sign up for upgraded excursions we felt forgotten. ie 9Great Barrier Reef there were not much for activities. A two minute excursion in a glass bottom boat you could barely see through. A short walking tour of the island with light house, No umbrella or lounge chair. Would of liked to do less bus rides and longer stays in certain areas.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Many great experiences throughout the tour. Cairns, Melboure, Alice Springs (minus the flies), Sydney. Queenstown, Fiji. All Good. Harbor Bridge Climb, Opera House, Penguins, Scenes of New Zealand were great. Food was always very good with variety.
    Lance Vanderloo
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour through the southern Alps in New Zealand provided many memorable experiences; majestic mountains with glaciers, cities with wonderful shopping opportunities, restaurants serving delicious and different food, great beaches and the people were very friendly.
    Edward Bladt
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I loved all the tours, especially the early morning camel ride. The only downside was the return airline reservations Collette made from LAX to SEA (Fiji passengers). That reservation would have forced us to sit for hours in two airports with a return to the YMCA in Monroe after 1 a.m. on a freezing cold night with no way to get home. I think all or most of us made individual reservations at an extra cost to us. Sad we missed Milford Sound as well, but it couldn't be helped since the road was closed.
    Lisa Reverman
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Would have given 5 stars but didn't get to Milford Sound, a highlight of the trip. Still waiting for reimbursement.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Any issues we had were previously detailed
    Bruce Crist
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Can’t just pick one..every day there was something different
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour to Australia and New Zealand was great. The visit to Uluru was a highlight.
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    4star
    New Zealand, especially Milford Sound and Mt. Cook were spectacular. Enjoyed Sydney and the Opera House did not disappoint. Location of hotel was close to many of the must see areas (harbor, etc). Very positive. Outback areas were also very special. Disappointed we didn’t get to see the Drum Atweme musical (and there was no replacement offered). Overall tour was very good except for the Fiji hotel construction as mentioned earlier.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent tour guide and several excellent meals.
    Lawrence Wilson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Sunrise camel ride in the Outback. Champagne sunset gathering overlooking Uluru. Viewing and hiking near Mt. Cook.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Milford Sound, Train excursion and barrier reef.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Just did this on previous screen.
    Cassandra Arendall
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Dinner in the outback and looking at the stars was one of my favorites. Loved Queenstown.
    Sharon Pielaet
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    the penguin parade and the outback
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Enjoyed the entire trip but loved being able to hold Koala bear and ride a camel. Unique experiences!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Last night dinner cruise in Sydney.
    Diane Salvia
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Day on the Great Barrier Reef, experiences in Alice Springs and Uluru, Walter Peak excursion in New Zealand. Learning about the flora and fauna in both countries, and the ecological issues that they are dealing with.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    The trip to New Zealand was the best.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    March of the penguins. Shopping in Melbourne-it could have been a longer stop at the bazaar. The great barrier reef was overrated-did not see much if you did not swim. The animal experience with the alligator, koalas,kangaroos was good. The breakfasts were excellent. The special meals were overrated. I am not a fancy guy. Most of the meals were overpriced and not that good.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    New Zealand was the highlight of our trip. Australia and the Outback was second.
    Richard Hayes
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The tour was good, but not excellent. Our tour director was personable and knowledgeable. We did not like the fact that there were no local guides. It is hard for a coach driver to narrate a tour and drive at the same time. The optional excursions were over-priced. More time was needed in Melbourne and Sydney to explore on our own. The fact that a subpar hotel was chosen in Fiji over a 5 star resort was quite disconcerting.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I did no thave one memorable experience but many. That is the reason that Collete is a leader in tour management.
    Jeffrey Atwood
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Customer services and some hotels not up to my standards.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Exciting excursion options and a very enjoyable tour overall.
    Eric Hershkowitz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The topography - the landscapes - of Australia and especially, New Zealand - stands out. We had the opportunity to see and experience the best.
    Sydney Chase
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great trip. Seen lots of stuff and the tour guide, Michelle L, was fantastic. Some of the rooms were a little small for 2 people but were nice.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    all optional and included experience were well-planned, culturally oriented and fun
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Australia was a huge disappointment in regards to cultural experiences
    Michael Lang
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    I liked Queensland in NewZealand the best. Lovely small town. Not too crowded. The hotel was 1 block off the water. Lovely town to stroll through.
    Steven Goodwin
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    First professional tour ever so that I have no cost comparisons. From the literature, I know there are both more expensive & less expensive tours. But I believed I got the value I hoped for.
    William Beavers
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Good variety of things to see and do. One favorite was the star gazing at the outback dinner provided. The couple doing the meal was great - he with a great sense of humor, she was very knowledgeable re: astronomy, and the musician was good as well. Note: it would have been great to know what items are unacceptable to transport as souvenirs. (Should we have known this ourselves?) Had packaged meat and honey that were confiscated at the NZ airport. We would either have not bought them, or consumed them ourselves if we had known.
    Judith Delve
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Milford Sound was extraordinary. Queenstown was delightful. Fiji was everything that I expected.
    Domingo Gomez
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Outstanding tour manager. We saw a huge amount of country and net some great friends.
    Myron Scheibe
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The trip was extremely nice and the our guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. He definitely made this the great experience that it turned out to be. The bus driver in New Zealand was also terrific. The only down side was that the flight home was exceptionally exhausting and I was very fatigued. I then had over an hour and a half drive from the Rochester airport to Lockport, NY. I believe that Collette should have provided some transportation to and from the airport for safety reasons! I would definitely travel with Collette again on future trips!
    David Damato
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Saw a lot of the countries we visited. Loved Sydney and Darling Harbor. Highlight was the tour of the Opera House. Fascinating. A true masterpiece. Loved our ride to Milford Sound on a rainy day and saw hundreds of waterfalls that were gorgeous. Queenstown was my favorite city. Beautiful on the lake, quaint town, lovely people. Highlight was taking the boat over to eat at the restaurant and then watch the sheep shearing afterwards. Restaurant was gorgeous, food fantastic. Fiji was wonderful. Beautiful hotel, fantastic people and gorgeous grounds. Alice Springs was a waste of time. Would rather have skipped that town. Would prefer an extra day in Melbourne. The Rendezvous Grand Hotel in Melbourne was not up to par. Needs to be renovated in the rooms. Great location, but would rather stay at a different hotel. Scenic Franz Josef Glacier Hotel was not good at all in the rooms. Everyone was complaining about their rooms. It was like an old dump. The reception area, restaurant and food were all very good.
    Elaine Xiques
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great tour and tour manager. Also on the go but got to see a lot
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    always on schedule, informative
    Norma Brunson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Seeing Milford Sound. The weather was perfect there and for Mt Cook, which I understand was very rare.
    Charles Sitz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Milford Sound was breathtaking.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We had a wonderful tour leader and 2 great drivers who kept the tour running smoothly. I especially enjoyed seeing the stars after our dinner in the Outback-spectacular!
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Accomodations were all good, great locations, had outstanding meals. A good overall tour- a little of everything Picture holding Koala and Sunrise Camel ride
    Carol Ann Bostwick
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Seeing the animals but disappointed not to see kangaroos. I especially liked the Out Back dinner with Tom & Kathy and the star show.
    Ann Barone
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Experienced the March of the penguins. Held a koala. Land rover experience in Lord of the Rings.
    Barbara Kluczynski
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour was expensive but it was worth the price.
    Janice Frederick
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Cairns, Outback, Sydney, Queenstown were my favorites.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Everything was alright but why could some of the side trips been included instead of all the extra expense.
    Carole Spencer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We were busy touring and had no down time
    Sheldon Spencer
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    was too much down time....needed to add more tours of different places. We paid the big price...should have included more of other things/places to see.
    Audrey Hanson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Penguins Outback cookout /stars All the beautiful scenery Queens town
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Wonderful and beautiful countries to tour, excellent tour guide in Dave, and a fun loving group of people to tour with. I don't know how my experience could have been much better. Looking forward to the next experience with Collette.
    Michael Wicks
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great tours and food. Loved the Great Barrier Reef
    Allen Jarosz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Tour of lifetime. Saw Australia from rain forest (Cairns), to desert (Ayers Rock and Alice Springs), to Sydney, to penguins in Melbourne. South Island of New Zealand wS spectacular. A few days to rest in Fiji was the icing on the cake.
    Brad Hornsby
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The facilities and meals were excellent. Everything happened when it should. Things went well in Australia and NewZealand. David Cormier was great. I fell and cut myself in Fiji, and those who are affiliated with Collette in Fiji stepped in and made sure that I was sent to urgent care.Two women guided me through the process, and Francis Fuata made sure that I was properly treated and sent back to the hotel. The damage was largely superficial. He made sure that the local tours I took in Fiji went well. Things went like clockwork on the tour everywhere I went.
    Lawrence Mchargue
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    well organized and executed.
    Isaac Craig
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    It was a good trip and the tour guide was excellent.
    Margaret Richards
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Experienced some wonderful things that I couldn’t have otherwise. Was great to have everything all planned and scheduled. Loved the camel ride!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Hit everything on my bucket list in Australia, but New Zeeland was spectacular.
    Anita Mcdermed
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Good sights. Great bust drivers. Well organized.
    Brian Bauer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    loved tour guide tours were good
    Earlene Morales
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Perfect balance of exciting sights and enough downtime to enjoy it. Hotels were very good and had everything we needed!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The lillte penguins on Phillip Island, Aus.
    David Schoonmaker
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    4star
    See the various wildlife and geographic diversity
    Delaney Taylor
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    New Zealand! Great tour guide and group of fellow travelers.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Tour was fantastic. Unfortunately there were to many 1 day visits to area's/town's and to many early wakeups
    Allen Trombley
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Giving it 4 stars because I would have preferred a more active tour experience. Favorite memorable experience: Australia: Philips Island Little Penguin excursion New Zealand: Milford Sound. NZ is full of natural beauty
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Included all I expected on the tour
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour took us to the places I wanted to see in Australia and New Zealand. We were busy but had time to relax and do things on our own. The tour manager was wonderful and truly "took care of us".
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    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.
    Mary Lane
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  • Trip Rating:
    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.
    Curtis Gunter
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    So many memorable things, but learning about the Aborigines of the Australian Outback was a real highlight.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Covered all things we wanted to see
    Carla Gunter
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    5star
    Loved the Penguin Parade on Phillips Island.
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    5star
    Great experiences in Australia and beautiful scenery in New Zealand.
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    5star
    It was a complete tour, a taste of the country, made you want to plan a return.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Miggi our tour guide did a great job handling our large group of 44 people through multiple airports and two countries. Travel route for this tour needs to be revamped. Traveling by air over 24 hours with no sleep and starting the first day of the tour with a long day of boating to the Great Barrier Reef is not the best way to start this three week tour. Group was too large for this type of hectic travel itinerary. Too many one night hotel stays in a three week tour. With the limited time in each place and very little non-group time, we were never able to enjoy the interesting places we visited.
    Kimberly Romans
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    New Zealand geography was spectacular.
    William Romans
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We loved the coral reef, the outback and the cities of Australia. We especially loved the contact with the aboriginal people and learning about their stories. Uluru was spectacular. A picture does not do it justice. New Zealand was also spectacular. We especially loved Milford Sound and all the waterfalls. Queenstown and all the adventures available made a memorable trip.
    Lynn Garrison
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    There was so much going on every day I cannot pick a specific experience. To me, it was all amazing and memorable. From the scenery to the nature to the explanations given about everything we were doing, it was so much more than I expected. This tour was really the experience of a lifetime. The tour manager was so good when we left I felt like we were leaving a friend. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
    Patricia Poock
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    All of New Zealand was beautiful.
    Lorena Milbaugh-frey
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Very enjoyable, varied experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything about this tour was WOW, this was a trip of a lifetime
    Jane Reese
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    To experience the out back and meet the natives, and also learn their history and experiences, was also an interesting point. Then to travel and see the glaciers, what a contrast, and to see what they have done in the country was great.
    Richard Broeker
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    2star
    carrying my luggage from a/port conveyors and hotel lobbies (after I paid Collette for this service??!!) looking from my hotel window , trying to see the famous mt cook.. and seeing just the brush, bushes. dump.. our rooms were all in the opposite wing in the basement area!!
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    3star
    too much time /whole days pent on travel
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    4star
    It has to be the experience at Uluru just outside Alice Springs. Despite the rain at the rock(which had not had rain in 10 months) we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    John Hill
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    I enjoyed unique experiences and options available.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    This was our first experience with international travel, and it was also our first experience with Collette. We were very happy with all aspects of the tour. There were only a few glitches that were handled very well by our tour manager.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Most aspects of the tour were great! Loved that the Tour Manager took care of everything and I didn’t have to worry about any of the logistics. The one thing that I didn’t like were the one-night stays in many places. With the one-night stays I felt like I didn’t get to experience the town at all. Would loved to have had more time at Mt. Cook and Phillips Island especially. I did feel like we got to experience a lot, and especially enjoyed time spent with the locals, ie., host dinner in NZ, outback dinner in Australia, and the farm visit for tea. Also really enjoyed the optional train ride to Frank Josef and the snow plane option at Mt. Cook.
    Sharol Leonard
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We had a lot of country to travel in 19 days. Each day felt new and full of adventure. Up until the day to return home I kept saying it can't get better than this, but it did. I loved Alice Springs and Uluru. It was a part of Australia you never see much about. The culture and people were amazing. New Zealand was breathtaking. All the towns we stopped in were extremely friendly and so willing to talk about their home.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Sydney and Ayers Rock were my favorite experiences.
    Audray Riva
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Camel ride and ORV drive thru the mountain and river were a joy. Meals were excellent. NZ sights are unreal....perfect
    Anthony De Finis
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    From the Metro Car, the flights, the places we visited, the things we did and even the options were all well worth this bucket list trip.Besides the tour itself the options well worth considering like our Camel Ride! and the 4 Wheel Drive! and more.
    Patricia De Finis
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Enjoyed the "little penguins" and everything in New Zealand.
    John Mcmahon
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Everything was amazing! Hotels were clean and good quality, included activities, options, the other tour members all made this a trip of a lifetime! My favorite activity was climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I loved the blend of city and outback experiences. Only thing that could have been better was our tour manager. He was knowledgeable and organized and performed the basic requirements of his job, but his personality was sorely lacking. He was very controlling and got irritated when guests asked him to repeat directions or posed questions outside of his prepared agenda for the day. He was actually sarcastic and confrontational at times to some of the guests and to me personally. This is the only reason I'm not giving 5 stars. For the cost of this trip, guests should be able to ask questions at any point on the tour without incident and should never be made to feel like they are annoying. Fortunately the quality of the tour and the amazing experiences we had way overshadowed his shortcomings. Our coach driver in New Zealand more than made up for it with his narration and personal stories. With any other tour manager we would have had a five star experience! I would still travel with Collette again provided I had a different tour manager.
    Elizabeth Brown
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    4star
    Great options, however, some included stops could have been excluded to provide more time in places that were too short.
    Marilyn Sue
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I can't really pick one, but the sunset at Uluru, meeting the Aboriginal people,and buying their artwork stands out as an amazing experience. (I can't seem to attach a photo..the link just brings me to my camera)
    Lynne Rossetti
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour, and the events included, were everything we had hoped for. Too many locations and events to really single out any particular one to mention.
    Grady Dorrough
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    So many memorable experiences because we saw so much.
    Elaine T
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    excursions we took were good.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    It was a good trip, but it did cost way too much for what we got. I really do think you should see if you can get charter flights in Australia. New Zealand was a really pretty country. Fiji was the best part.
    Billy Leatherwood
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    *Personal Details removed by Feefo* was an excellent tour guide. The drivers were pretty good. The driver in New Zealand was excellent. I enjoyed the dinner in the Hunt's home in Christchurch. I really enjoyed the Great Barrier Reef! I didn't know all that was below the ocean surface!!I It was a good trip. We didn't have much free time though. It would have been good to know that it was possible to get tickets to an event at the Sydney Opera House before we had purchased "A Night Out in Sydney" excursion. It was the date of the excursion when we found out we could get tickets to the performance and it was too late to cancel. Also in New Zealand at the excursion on the TSS Earnslaw Steamship to Dinner cost $105 per person. For that price, we should have been given at least 1 glass of wine and at least a soft drink for dinner! They were charging extra for them. We had to drink water or pay extra. For that price they should have been included. It was really good to go to extend our trip for the last 4 days to Fiji. I appreciate the late checkout Collette provided for us. That was so nice. Thank you. I did recommend this trip to a friend. She and her husband will be celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2 yrs. She said they are going to start saving for this trip.
    Dorothy Leatherwood
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Great destinations. Great barrier reef was great
    John Johnstone
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Our favorites on the tour were: petting kangaroos and koalas, Ayers Rock, Great Barrier Reef, Penguin Parade, Journey through Middle Earth and Mt. Cook.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The variety of available activities really made this a great trip. Here are a few of my favorite things: -Seeing an opera in the Sydney Opera house after learning about it on the morning tour was fantastic. We enjoyed having dinner at a cafe on the dock and the view of the bridge and opera house prior to the performance. -Toasting with champagne at Uluru rock at sunset was a treat. -Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef was a highlight too. I never thought I'd be able to do something like that. -The aboriginal led hike through the rain forest in Cairns gave us insight into their way of life.The ruggedness of the trail made it more fun. -The view of Mt. Cook in the The Hermitage hotel was outstanding. -The tea and scones at the NZ farm was a treat and really getting to talk to the farmer after he sheared the sheep was fun. -Dinner with a NZ family on our last night really gave us insight into the way real people live. Our hosts were warm and friendly.
    Wendy Perrott
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent locations and good experience from Outback to the modern. Too much time was wasted in flying to the same locations over and over again. The tour lay out could be better organized.
    Pratap Mehrotra
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Loved the camel ride at Uluru, Sydney, and all of New Zealand scenery.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We love the unexpected, so when in Cairns the fruit bats were very unexpected and enjoyed. The optional tour for the Little Penguins was amazing, Milford Sound was magical.
    Ollie Marentette
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Getting the opportunity to climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge. That's my kind of getting high.
    Raymond Mottet
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    5star
    The Daintree Rain Forest Dreamtime trip and all experiences in the Outback
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Overall a very rewarding excursion. Some included attractions were less than stellar.
    Larry Kuhlhorst
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    All aspects of the Tour were Great, would recommend trip to everyone.......
    Owen Landry
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We saw lots of great and interesting things for the time we had
    Nancy Mains
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    It is difficult to pinpoint to provide your favorite memorable experience, there were many from snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, experiencing Ayers Rock to sailing in Milford Sound. They were all great.
    Yolanda Toth
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    This tour included the Outback which was one of the highlights for me. The tour of Sydney Opera house, Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, Cook Mountain, Franz Joseph Glacier. Too many experiences. I can honestly say that each day brought something new and exciting. I took advantage of many extras offered and also went along with our tour guide, who walked with those of us who wanted to see it all! She made this trip an absolute joy with her knowledge, attention to all details of our tour, her enthusiasm and her willingness to show us extra sights in whatever free time we had.
    Irene

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