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Australia and New Zealand Uncovered

$11,459 pp*
*Rate is per person, land and on tour air only, double occupancy.

About This Tour



Uncover the core of Maori culture in New Zealand. Dive into the unparalleled Outback of Australia. This is Oceania, a paradise in the South Pacific. Cruise through the dramatic Milford Sound and the organic splendour of Abel Tasman National Park. Tour the Sydney Opera House to get a glimpse of the action behind the scenes. Admire the striking essence of Uluru (Ayers Rock) as you dine under the stars. Choose how you spend the day discovering the legendary Great Barrier Reef – by snorkelling, hiking, relaxing or learning. From sparkling coastlines to age-old traditions, take in the natural beauty and engaging society of these captivating countries.

Your Tour Includes
  • 9 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 32 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Maori Culture in Wellington
  • Cook Strait
  • Nelson
  • Abel Tasman National Park


Your Tour at a Glance


20 Days

19 Nights


32 Meals

19 Breakfasts

5 Lunches

8 Dinners


Travel Style


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Pre Night: Rydges Wellington
From $175 per night

Rydges Wellington

Nights 1-2

The Hotel Nelson

Nights 3-4

Beachfront Hotel Hokitika

Night 5

Rainforest Retreat

Nights 6-7

Peppers Beacon

Nights 8-10

Park Royal Darling Harbour - **

Nights 11-13

Peppers Waymouth Hotel

Nights 14-15

Desert Gardens

Night 16

Flynn Crystalbrook Collection Hotel

Nights 17-19

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Post Night: Flynn Crystalbrook Collection Hotel
From $140 per night

Trip Reviews

Live, Unedited, & Independent Traveler Reviews


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Overall Trip Rating
Out of 5
Based on 10 independent reviews
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  • Trip Rating:
    To much time spend on Airplane and Airport. Itinerary was not the same has info we received. Tour of so call farm was not accurate. Tour to great barrier reef was a waste of time if don't swim not our choice to go. Tour guide John was great. He try to fix the itinerary the best he could.
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    Sydney was great! Free time allowed us to see more of the city on our own time. Would have liked to see a performance at the Sydney Opera House however.
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    Hokitika Gorge Franz Josef Quennstown Sydney
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  • Trip Rating:
    Way too much time in airports because of flight connections that should have been direct. Tours didn't get scheduled leaving our Tour Manager scrambling to get them fixed.
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  • Trip Rating:
    Terrible planning by Collette with tours that didn't get scheduled. Flights were a mess. There were too many connecting flights which took away from our free time and we spent way too much time in airports. This took away from our free time to explore on our own and rushed us through some of our tours.
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    Your heading indicates that tour purchase was 3/1/2023. Our original tour was scheduled 3/6/2023 but was changed to 2/27/2023. There were a number of items that weren't scheduled by Collette and our Tour Manager had to get them fixed. Also, our original tour date was moved "to allow everyone that booked through Farmer's Union Insurance to be on the same tour". I'm not sure why they would have had others on our designated tour dates. Because of this, I believe our in-country flights were a mess. There were too many connecting flights which took away from our free time. Overall, I think this tour would have been spectacular if the ball hadn't been dropped so many times by Collette.
    Deborah Larson
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  • Trip Rating:
    everything was great except too much time in the airports and flying in the australia part of the tour.
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  • Trip Rating:
    Travel and event planning was poor. Spent way too much time in airports- taking away a lot of our free time. We had 3 trips to Sydney- a lot of wasted time!!
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  • Trip Rating:
    The location of all of the hotels was excellent however, many seemed unprepared for guests. I realize this is a result of the pandemic and hopefully the issues encountered will resolve themselves as the hotels are open longer.
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  • Trip Rating:
    Great tour. Didn’t miss any sites or experiences. Lots of logistic challenges on this tour handled perfectly by the tour manager.
    James Meehan

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