Please note: this is an independent package, meaning no tour leader is assigned to this tour.
See intriguing animals such as kangaroos, koalas, and penguins plus many species of birds and reptiles. Enjoy dinner in the Outback and see more stars than you thought possible. Observe an incredible array of sea life as you tour the Great Barrier Reef in a glass-bottomed boat. Learn about the Australian Aboriginals and visit one of their most sacred and beautiful natural sights—the giant Uluru rock formation. Visit world-famous sites in the cities of Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney. You won’t be disappointed by this action-packed trip of a lifetime!
After a two-day voyage from Australia, continue your relaxing cruise along the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Experience the rural and urban beauty all across this country without the tedium of long coach rides and changing hotels each night. Learn about the indigenous Maori people as well as the history of the Scottish, French, and British settlers. Daily excursions suit a variety of activity levels and interests—from nature, history, and wine to animals, architecture, and the local foodie scene. You can even explore a Lord of the Rings movie set or cruise through underground caves lit by thousands of tiny glow worms.