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The Complete South Pacific

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From the underwater splendor of the Great Barrier Reef to the towering Southern Alps of New Zealand – this is the South Pacific. Visit Phillip Island, home to the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Spend 3 nights on the island of Tasmania and see the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Center. Toast Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset with champagne. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for a ride over the rainforest canopy. Tour the famous Sydney Opera House. Spend 2 nights each in Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland and the “Garden City” of Christchurch. Marvel at Milford Sound. Discover the intrinsic beauty of Australia and New Zealand.

Your Tour Includes
  • 11 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 38 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Melbourne
  • Little Penguins
  • Tasmania
  • Barossa Valley Wine Tasting

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Stay

27 Days

26 Nights


Meals

38 Meals

24 Breakfasts

3 Lunches

11 Dinners


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Pre Night: Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne
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Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Nights 1-2

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Hadley's Orient Hotel

Nights 3-5

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Pullman Adelaide

Nights 6-7

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Desert Gardens

Night 8

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Flynn Crystalbrook Collection Hotel

Nights 9-11

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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Nights 12-14

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JW Marriott Auckland

Night 15

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Nights 16-17

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Novotel Wellington

Nights 18-19

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Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Nights 20-21

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Heritage Queenstown Hotel

Nights 22-24

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Trip Reviews

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Rating

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Overall Trip Rating
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    4 stars
    Some of the experiences/places were not that interesting to me.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Tour director didn’t not give information timely Trip was grrst
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    All of the locations we visited were excellent. The tour manager was not very good. He acted like he only wanted to be there for some select people in the group and basically ignored the rest. He was rude and made you feel like you should not bother him. Anytime we were not n the bus he would disappear (including not making sure everyone got thru airport check in and security). I asked him a question a couple times during the tour and he would either give a clipped answer or walk away. There were a couple of stops were we did not have any time to explore (for example in Christchurch- we arrived at approximately 8 pm and left by 9 am the next day). It would have been nice to have at least half a day to do some exploring. All of the drivers and guides we had were excellent - very knowledgeable about their subject.
    Joseph Dirks
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    We visited many wonderful, interesting and memorable locations. There were a few problems encountered along the way, the biggest of which was cancellation of the entire group’s flight out of Uluru! The tour manager was a poor communicator, absolutely rude at times, gave the impression he didn’t want to be bothered and completely ignored the majority of our group while concentrating his efforts to a select few. He accepted our tip on the final evening and did not even express gratitude, shake our hands or acknowledge us at all. However our coach drivers were knowledgeable and friendly, especially Tui, our driver in New Zealand.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The drivers were wonderful! They were on time, friendly, shared information with us abt where and what we were driving by, answered questions and were just plain friendly. Of course everything we saw and experienced was wonderful, beautiful, and thought-provoking!
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    1star
    The tour manager is horrible (he is not very customer-focused, rather he had been very condescending towards tourists, he is not very knowledgeable about the places where we traveled to. Hotels and flights are very bad.
    Dat Nguyen
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Great locations and variety of visits, but too many minor issues for a tour company this size. No local tour manager, which detracted from the enrichment on the tour.
    Phillip Adamescu
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We were able to see and experience a great deal of Australia and New Zealand.
    Steven Youngblut
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    The majority of this tour was spent on a plane or a bus. When a site is mentioned in the itinerary most of the time it is just driving by or if you do stop you are very rushed. Very disappointed in this trip.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Wasn't one - loved the different animals seen in Australia - koalas, kangaroos, camels, blue seals, the outback dinner in Australia with the night stars, and the beautiful vistas of New Zealand - just to name some of the favorites!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Snorkeling on the great barrier reef, riding camels in the outback, feed ing kangaroos, holding a koala, panning for gold. attend an opera in the Sydney opera house, snorkeling on an island in fiji. Touring beautiful new Zealand.
    Ronald Ramsey
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    My favorite experience was at Penguin Point. Seeing hundreds of penguins coming out of sea on the way to their burrows in the dunes was unbelievable. Also the Maori experience was great.
    Loretta Kimbell
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Many great experiences - wonderful history and background information in the Outback and in Darwin, an amazing evening at the Sydney Opera House, loved the steamboat trip and dinner in Queenstown, an evening with a New Zealand family in Christchurch, and the Maori experience and dinner in Rotorua. I would have appreciated more comprehensive information about the extras. Had I seen the video of the extra excursion to the Great Barrier Reef that we saw on the bus, I would have loved to have added that to my trip. All the extras I choose were well worth the dollars spent. I did not enjoy the program at the crocodile place in Darwin nor the hotel there. Most of the hotels were good and located conveniently within the city. The Cairns hotel was my favorite, and The West in Sydney was one of the ones I did not enjoy. Again, the tour manager made it a cohesive and wonderful experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Todo me pareció FANTASTICO
    Blanca Berdichevsky Barer
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Tours were excellent, but too many early days. Some hotels were not up to the standards we thought they would be.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Some included excursions were less than top notch.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour manager was very well organized and very knowledgeable. Bus driver Marty was very knowledgeable. So many memorable experiences. March of the Penguins. Farm dome show. Could have done without dinner in the bush.
    Leonard Clark
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Its hard to pick just one memorable experience. Each place we traveled offered different and interesting information. However, standing on the bow of the ship as we hovered 'almost under a waterfall' in Milford Sound was surreal.
    Jeanette Heidmann
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Got photo taken w/ a koala
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Holding koala - wish weren’t so rushed but understand that others also wanted to do this and couldn’t stress out koala but do wish I could have held her for couple minutes instead of just couple seconds. Seeing native animals was great. Visiting Outback was good and learning about Aboriginal culture was great.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Australia is huge but we learned so much about the diverse culture and different areas. Loved the camel ride. New Zealand was beautiful and my favorite
    Carla Witham
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Holding a koala and feeding the kangaroos.
    Francisca Garcia
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Tour guide was excellent. Hotel dinners were not good.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Seeing the many animals and flora/fauna was exceptional. The camel ride was exceptional!!! The tour of the Sydney Opera House was terrific.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    So many great places on tour, great included activities,a super tour manager,. The buses were clean, drivers were very knowledgeable. Too many people in the tour group for 1 tour manager. Detracted from the overall quality of the tour.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Again, far too many people. This was not a discount company tour! I really enjoyed the home stay in NZ, wish that we had more time in Tasmania, loved petting the kangaroos and wallabies, seeing the Tasmanian Devils and koalas. Skip Kakadu National Park and let the group see Darwin. Too much bus travel there. The inclusions were pricey and the Sydney foodie tour was the same day as an included dinner so it didn't make sense to do it.
    Janet Callon
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Fewer one-night stays and better acess for the handicaped would have resulted in an excellent rating. Great sites, great accomodations and great food. My most memorable experience? There were so many but I think the most memorable was entirely by chance ... the 1000s of waterfalls on the way to Milford Sound on NZ's South Island. It was a wonderland that we would never have seen if it hadn't been raining. Mt. Cook was breathtaking as well and it would have been nice to spend more than one evening there. We far preferred the non-city portions of our trip and the overnight with the NZ family was a definite highlight.
    Myrna Branam
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I thought the trip was handled very well.
    Katherine Sellers
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Getting up close with the kangaroos and wallabies, being able to touch and feed them. Loved the camel ride at dawn. The koalas were wonderful. The penguins were so cute and surprisingly small. We were fortunate to be able to see the kiwis active in their darkened enclosure and found them to be bigger than we thought. The Tasmanian Devils were fascinating. Saw an Australian opossum. The rainy day in Queenstown turned out a spectacular show of waterfalls at Milford Sound. Loved the mountains in New Zealand.
    Melody Miki
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This was a very comprehensive and fast moving trip/adventure. You will see a lot of scenery and fascinating things....but you will be very much on the go. I think all the scenery, culture and history are well worth the energy needed for this trip. Hard to think of any negative things on this trip.(maybe the bugs near Alice Spring and Uluru...so have your head nets ready):)
    Kevin Greeley
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    In 25 days there is so much to see and do but you ca't do all of it. The group needed more tie in some cities such as Melbourne, Hobert and Auckland.
    Eleanor Sharpe
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Collette was very easy to work with and kept us informed of any changes that occurred before we actually left for the tour.
    Diane Wells
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Tour covered a lot of Australia and New Zealand. We saw outback in northern Australia and several cities and many cities in New Zealand. Tour include many cultural museums and tours, nature and wildlife, city sights. It’s a fast paced tour in that there are several one night hotel stays and daily air flights. Frequently lunches were rushed and tour visits too short to keep on schedule. New Zealand required 3-4 hour bus rides to travel to next city. We are glad we got to see as much as we did but were exhausted by the end of the tour.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The most expensive trip we have ever taken but worth it with great hotels, flights and buses. Top shelf staff to make our month long trip a pleasure.
    Thomas Innace
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This whirlwind tour was our honeymoon. Collette and Barry Kublin, our tour manager did their utmost to ensure this was a special and memorable experience for us.
    George Smith
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I stated my feelings in the first comment area.
    Donald Trakalo
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I would give 4 and 3/4 stars for the total tour. After the first misstep by Collette Airline reservations, the tour was wonderful
    Sandra Linex
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Seeing the kangaroo was amazing because I always wanted see them up close . Holding kola also was amazing because I love anmimals best thing about the trip :)
    Jennifer Laughlin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Covered all the interesting and must see places and experiences.
    Douglas Rankin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Skyline and train journey and South Island of New Zealand. Would like to have seen more of Tasmania.
    Mary Lyes
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The hotels had difficulty ensuring pleasant stays with a triple room.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved Sydney. Cosmopolitan city. Very clean and very safe
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Itinerary was excellent. but very hectic. needed more days
    Richard Matthews
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Very enjoyable and memorable tour. My favorite part was interactions with the Australian animals.
    Cecil Moore
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent tour. The only thing is that it was quite expensive. That might make a difference for us in the future.
    Colleen Thomas
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    We experienced so many memorable experiences that it is difficult to choose just one. We enjoyed everything from having champagne at sunset at Ayers Rock to participating in the optional tours such as doing the Sydney Harbor Bridge climb and taking the Shotover River Jet Boat ride. The reason for 4 stars is I feel that there were to many people on the tour and we were not able to spend as much time in some locations as we would have liked. This is the first tour of this nature I have ever taken and understand the necessity of a schedule. But having traveled extensively on our own for many years I was not prepared for the rigid schedule. This is not a negative reflection on Collette. They did a great job.
    Eldon
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour director, Jim, was very experienced and knowledgeable of all area we visited. Tasmania was awesome with the taz Devils and feeding the kangaroos. Koala preserve was also neat. We could almost reach out and touch them. Australia was great but New Zealand was spectacular...Queensland, Milford Sound, Mount Cook, the Maoris....the list goes on. Very tiring schedule but that is the only way to see all that we saw. Fantastic trip in all respects.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Wonderful trip - Had a great time and saw many sights
    Timothy Carroll
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It is hard to pick out a favorite. We did so many fun things. We enjoyed our time with the family in New Zealand, my husband loved walking the Sydney bridge, New Zealand was breathtaking--such a beautiful country. The harbor in Tasmania is the most beautiful harbor I have ever seen. It was fun being in the cities and spending time exploring them. In short, we loved it all.
    Catherine Reiser
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Well organised. Very good tour guide. Lots of included excursions
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    From start to finish ,it was interesting and well run. Our tour manager was excellent in a calm and organised way.
    Suzanne West
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    What was included for the price was incredible.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Collette had arranged the tour stops and sights perfectly.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    A very (too?) ambitious itinerary. Tour guide was always available to help as complications arose.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Subject area and guide were stellar. Time was frustratingly short in Melbourne, Hobart, Mt Cook and the one night locations. Packing, and staying 12 - 15 hours at a location you fly or ride hours too is just frustrating and not worth it. It would be way preferable to drop a couple of stops like Alice Springs or Darwin and add elsewhere. Flight excursion at Melford Sound was AWEFUL. Plane was very cramped and view was obscured by the propellers and landing equipment RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW. It was so loud even with the ear plugs it was painful. I think the co was MCI or something similar. Pilot was not responsive. Not worth the $350 per person or anything at all actually. We saw far better planes on the tarmac that fly for other companies
    Mary Oleske
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Snorkeling great barrier, watching penguins leave ocean, Ayers Rock,..so many more...would not do train ride again
    Beverly White
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Provided on the written survey done at end of tour. Please read that
    Robert Wright
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was a wonderful trip. I don’t think I can pick just one thing. It was trip of a lifetime
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Over priced for what we got from Collette - their tour director was only mediocre at best
    Gregory Peterson
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Queenstown, going from flat Australia to beautiful snow capped mountains
    Charles Cross
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Both the included and optional tours were fantastic. I had no idea so many partial and full days would be travel days, however, with the size of Australia its understandable. Having all home visits be with Maori families would have been a true cultural and educational experience
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Attention to details. Great itinerary.
    Felix Ginzbursky
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This tour included Hot-air ballooning which I have wanted to do for quite some time!!!
    Debbie Sampogna
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The beauty and majesty of Milford Sound in NZ was breath taking! Seeing and holding/feeding penguins, koalas, and kangaroos came in second!
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Getting up at 3 a.m. then finding out that once we arrived in Sydney they had nothing for us to do and it was Good Friday and everything was closed.
    Roy Bruner
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    It met my expectations! I enjoyed New Zealand more than Australia.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    See my comments before this.
    Ronald Kelderman
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We had a full understanding of the variety of climates, geography and history of both Australia and New Zealand because of the in-depth touring and optional opportunities to further enhance our trip.
    Marilyn Rodahan
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Nobody else does a tour this complete. Most of us noted including Darwin/Kakadu in the north and Tasmania in the south of Australia were what sold us, and they were indeed highlights, especially Tasmania. Using flights in Australia and the same bus in New Zealand was absolutely the right way to go. The activity level was as described, but the pace was unexpectedly more intense. Note that Tauck rates both activity and pace, but Collette only rates activity. I felt that we had the right amount of time in each location, and the right choice of included and optional tours.
    Mark DeBard
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Hiking Sydney Bridge, Feeding the Kangaroos, I am a diver, so to be over, on, and under the Great Barrier Reef, was fantastic!!! Milford Sound, Mt. Cook, and staying there with the perfect view!!! Many, Many great things
    Charlotte Shrewsbury
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    To many wonderful things to list! Many of the excursions were so fun, and the "added" touches that Collette thru in, made the trip fun and exciting.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I enjoyed Queenstown the best, the scenery was the best!
    Michael Carroll
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent, Queenstown was superb.
    Bradley Hughes
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Did you read the above comment? I missed ca. 1/2 of the tour because I was so sick.
    Judith Meingast
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    A great trip to high lite these two countries. Since I am a outdoor person, My favorite stop was the Un Zoo. That entire day was my favorite. It would be very hard to pick a favorite city.
    Dale Lieffers
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Feeding the kangaroos at the Unzoo on the island of Tasmania.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Overall, a good itinerary makes this trip enjoyable. The only disappointment was that there was no opportunity to see the glow worm caves of New Zealand, a national highlight, while enduring a second sheep shearing and herding demo instead. That was a wasted morning for us.
    Rose Edwards
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    *Maori Culture *Geysers! *Te Papa Museum *Koalas, Kangaroos, wallabees, etc. *Billabongs, Fjords, Waterfalls....
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    (Personal details removed by Feefo). Would suggest adding an additional day or two in Melbourne to make the trip even better.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The visit to the outback and learning about the aborigines of Australia was one of the highlights of the trip
    Donald Stoebner
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Uluru, outback barbecue, Sydney, Unzoo in Tasmania, Milford sound
    Robert Gorman
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    (Personal details removed by Feefo) was always willing to share his knowledge of Australia and New Zealand. He had great contacts at all airports, hotels and sites visited. Airport checkin within Australia could not have easier!
    Donald Wood
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Not many memorable experiences.
    Mihail Teodorescu
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It's hard to say. Each stop was a new esperience
    Thomas Boggess
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Each day had so many new and valuable experiences. It was a trip of a lifetime to visit three countries and interact with the people. I took advantage of most excursions and found them value filled. The homestay on a New Zealand farm was most endearing.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    All of it! Can''t pick out just one!
    Patricia Rose
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    This was truly a trip of a lifetime, including a new adventure every day~~from snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, learning about how children hundreds of miles from anyone attend school, to feeding a kangaroo, finding out about the disease that is killing the Tasmanian Devil, and viewing awesome mountains and landscapes. The only downside was that the group was too large.
    JR
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The parade of the penguins and the Sydney harbor bridge climb
    Ricky Bauer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved the Great Barrier Reef. I took the optional Reef tour. This tour should be planned for everyone even if the entire triip costs a little bit more. The "platform" we connected to was like a city. One didn't even have to go into the water to enjoy the experience. The Outback experience was fantastic. I did the camel ride at sunrise. Great adventure!!!! I loved everything about the outback even having to wear a net because of the flies... I did not enjoy Darwin and the national park. It was too long of a trip both flying and the bus ride. I strongly suggest eliminating this and either go to Perth or add on days to Melbourne or Hobart. Loved loved loved everything about New Zealand even being in the 7.8 earthquake. Since they have so many, may I suggest that you give traveler a notice of what to do in an earthquake. We added on Fiji and are so glad we did. Beautiful people and country and a great place to unwind after an awesome trip.
    Eileen Giarraffa
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Too, too many fabulous things on this tour: Loved the Great Barrier Reef, The Penguin Parade, Mt. Cook, The Opera House of Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Bush, the UnZoo and all those great towns: Melbourne, Auckland, and Sydney.
    Rocco Riti
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Scratch this one off the bucket list. We saw a lot of Australia and New Zealand. Each day was packed with new sights and experiences. There were also optional tours that enabled us to individualize our trip.
    Edward Fenske
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    WE arrived in Cairns in the late afternoon, and it was 105 F. It rained that night and we thought surely the rains would cool things down. The next morning, when we arrived in the bush to spend the day with the aborigines, it was 105 F. and steaming. , And yet, this was a great educational experience. Even 78 years old and overweight, I survived the experience in good shape.
    David Frazier
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour manager, Caryn Cook, was exceptional. She was professional, well organized, and personable. She made the tour a great success. Overall, everything was very well done and thought-out. A few of the optional tours could have been better explained ahead of time (i.e. in the literature we were first given before booking the tour) and some were not mentioned. Specifically, we were confused by what was included in the possible reef experiences in Cairns and also the Middle Earth tour in Queenstown. As seniors, we appreciated the frequent rest stops. The buses were very comfortable and well-equipped, with great drivers all around. Some of our favourite experiences were Milford Sound, Ayers Rock, Penguin Parade, Maori Cultural evening, Dinner in the Bush in Alice Springs.
    Doug Matthews
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Favourite experience - the Bush Dinner in Alice Springs.
    Marimae
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved being able to hold a Koala, which wasn't really given as an option but we found out about it on our own. I also felt that our tour leader wasn't a people person, difficult to speak with or as questions of. He wasn't awful, but I'v been on other tours and they were most gracious. I loved the camel ride and hot air balloon and would recommend both. The Sidney Bridge climb was another fabulous experience. Hobart, Tasmania was beautiful and would go back there, as well as Queenstown, New Zealand. I did feel that we did not have enough free time to explore sites we drove past as we wanted. I took the Fiji extension, which was relaxing and important I felt after this vigorous tour. I would not however recommend the Sleeping Giant Gardens. Not what I expected.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Tourr manager was knowledgeable, organized but not particularly personable. I have been on many tours with other companies and the tour managers were always part of the group. They would go the extra yard to make every experience wonderful. On this tour- it seemed more like just a job and not a personal interaction. The trip was still very enjoyable- a dream trip for me. Optional tours were great except the Great Barrier Reef extension. The boat was packed with about 400 people and the floating platform was packed. The reef was brown and gray- an indication of its dying condition. The Stopover River ride was great as was Hobbiton. I especially enjoyed the interaction with the Aborigines and Maoris. Our bus drivers were excellent and very helpful. They enjoyed sharing information about their countries with us. Our guide Joe- in Fiji was also great!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We had a wonderful time!! Our tour guide, Carin Cook, did a wonderful job, was informative, very personable efficient, and made everything soooo easy for us. She met all our needs and requests. Our driver, Scottie, in New Zealand was awesome. We would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the lower continent.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Queenstown, New Zealand. Very picturesque town with amazing attractions nearby.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Wonderful and fun tour guides. Favorite experiences include: snorkeling on Great Barrier Reef, singing with Australian bus driver/ tour guide; star gazing with expert in Outback, tour of Sydney Opera House, watching arrival of penguins from sea, feeding wallabies, gorgeous scenery and gardens.
    Mary
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Penguins, bush dinner, dinner in Sydney. Cable ride in Queenstown.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our hot air balloon ride in the Australian outback highlighted our tour experience. Also, we enjoyed the camel ride, even though it was tough to get up in the very early morning.
    Patricia and Bill Brokaw
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