Australia & New Zealand Amazing Adventure

Sydney, the Reef & Rainforest, Melbourne and Queenstown - spectacular touring & the finest accommodation!

15 days

Overview

Overview

This 5-star independent vacation package includes:
  • Luxury accommodation for 14 nights at the Shangri-La Sydney (4), Silky Oaks Lodge in Mossman (3), Park Hyatt Melbourne (3), and Azur Lodge in Queenstown (4)
  • Luxury yacht cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Walking tour of The Rocks, Sydney
  • Tour, Dinner & Opera Australia performance at the Sydney Opera House
  • Scenic Seaplane to lunch at Cottage Point
  • Hunter Valley Wine & Wilderness small group tour
  • Aboriginal guided tour of the Mossman Gorge & rainforest
  • Spa treatment for 2 at the Healing Waters Spa
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Private guided tour to the Little Penguins from Melbourne
  • Guided walking tour of Melbourne
  • Milford Sound helicopter tour & cruise
  • Skyline gondola ride
  • Adrenaline-rush zipline tour
  • Meals included 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Private airport transfers
  • Australian GST (10%) & New Zealand GST (15%)
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan

Land only - does not include international or domestic flights

Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY ONE - WELCOME TO SYDNEY!

SydneyStylish Sydney…a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. The multiculturalism means a wealth of amazing dining experiences. While you will find all the icons you know, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you will also find interesting people, cultural vibrancy and a positive spirit.

 

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL SYDNEY

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney4 nights DELUXE GRAND HARBOUR VIEW ROOM room pre-registered for immediate access
The Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney is a luxury hotel that offers some of the most spacious and luxurious guest rooms and suites among Sydney hotels. The hotel is impeccably positioned between the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Deluxe Grand Harbour View rooms offer extra space and Sydney's most stunning views of the harbor, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House east through to the heads.

DAY TWO - WALKING TOUR OF THE ROCKS

The RocksHear tales of our fascinating past and colorful characters while experiencing the present. The Rocks is the site of the first colonial settlement in Australia in 1788 and home to colorful characters and events for hundreds of years. It is a vibrant, contemporary area of lively hustle and bustle set against a backdrop of historic splendor.

YACHT CRUISE ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

Luxury yacht cruise on Sydney Harbour4 hour luxury cruise. Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational lunch cruise. A unique, luxury four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard Ambiance - a 54 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain & host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service.

DAY THREE - SEAPLANE TO COTTAGE POINT FOR LUNCH

You will be picked up from Campbell’s Cove (outside Park Hyatt) by taxi. Your flight from Sydney Harbour (Rose Bay) tracks through the Sydney Heads and along the Northern Beaches. You will fly over Ku-ring-gai National Park, with its picturesque hills and valleys. Your flight will whisk you away from the vibrant city of Sydney to a peaceful and stunning destination. The aircraft will land at the restaurant's jetty where a friendly welcome awaits at The Cottage Point Inn. Enjoy a three course a la carte lunch served on the deck with ample time to savor both food and ambience of such a unique location. You will fly a circuit of Sydney Harbour on your return flight.

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE TOUR, DINNER & PERFORMANCE - OPERA AUSTRALIA

Meet our guest liaison representative, your evening starts with The Essential Tour for an insight into Australia's most recognized landmark, followed by dinner at either Guillaume at Bennelong or Aria to enjoy your dinner.

A Reserve Seating; Meet and Greet, Tour, Dinner, Performance - Performance To Be Advised.

DAY FOUR - HUNTER VALLEY WINE & WILDERNESS TOUR

Small group full day tour.Head out of the city and reach a unique wildlife park where you’ll meet native Australian animals. Then head away from the main road and travel through the National Parks to the historic town of Wollombi and on to the Hunter Valley to a boutique winery for the first wine tasting experience.

The next winery you visit is our lunch destination, where a gourmet tasting experience of food and wine matching awaits. Then continue to our last winery which also combines handmade cheeses to match with the wines, and a chocolate shop.

DAY FIVE - SYDNEY TO MOSSMAN

This morning you'll be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Cainrs (flights not included). Private transfer from Cairns Aiport to Silk Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa

SILKY OAKS LODGE & HEALING WATERS SPA

3 nights - Riverhouse
Experience the ancient wonders of the Daintree at Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa, an oasis of elegance and beauty, nestled on the edge of a World Heritage-listed wilderness. The Lodge blends contemporary design and casual sophistication, where the sights and sounds of the rainforest surround you. From the moment you arrive, you feel the aura of the Daintree with its vast and pristine surrounds; it is the oldest living rainforest on Earth.

Full gourmet Breakfast for two each morning and a Bottle of Moet & Chandon and Canapes on arrival; 3 course a la carte Dinner for two each evening in the Treehouse Restaurant

DAY SIX - ABORIGINAL GUIDED TOUR COOYA BEACH & MOSSMAN GORGE; SPA TREATMENT

Today experience a two hour exploration walk at nearby Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu) with the Kubirri Warra brothers; A two and half hour walk though Mossman Gorge including transfers.

This afternoon indulge in a one hour spa treatment at the Healing Waters Spa.

DAY SEVEN - GREAT BARRIER REEF

Today you’ll journey to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one meter underwater.

DAY EIGHT - MOSSMAN TO MELBOURNE

This morning you'll transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Melbourne (flights not included).

WELCOME TO MELBOURNE!

MelbourneAustralia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River.
 

PARK HYATT MELBOURNE

3 nights CLUB DELUXE ROOM
Overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens and the cosmopolitan mix of Victorian and modern architecture of the central business district, Park Hyatt Melbourne offers an exclusive sanctuary in the heart of the city. Capturing the very essence of Melbourne today, the hotel's facilities are sophisticated and contemporary, offering spacious and beautifully presented accommodation, in a wide choice of hotel rooms and suites.

DAY NINE - ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURIOUS PENGUIN PARADE TOUR

For wildlife lovers a unique opportunity to come face to face with the worlds smallest penguin in its natural environment. Every evening just on sunset the 'Little Penguin' returns to Summerland beach to waddle up to their burrows - just as their ancestors have done for thousands of years. They file right past eager visitors who wait in anticipation of the evenings performance. Another highlight of this region is a visit to the Koala Conservation Centre. A great opportunity to see koalas close-up and learn about this much loved native Australian.

DAY TEN - WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE

Lanes and Arcades walking tour Private Tour. See Melbourne the way few people ever do: from the perspective of a passionate Melbournian who will take you on a guided walking tour of the heart of the city. This is private, indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets. Get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture and historical tales are found in these walkways. There is something for everyone, local and visitors alike. Morning tea is included before a restaurant lunch with a glass of wine.

DAY ELEVEN - MELBOURNE TO QUEENSTOWN

This morning you'll be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Queenstown (flights not included).

WELCOME TO QUEENSTOWN!

Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere's premiere four season alpine and lake resort. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overlooked by the majestic Remarkables Range, Queenstown is the perfect destination all year round.

AZUR LODGE

4 nights VILLA Including breakfast
Azur is a distinctively contemporary lodge located on a hilltop overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Set among native trees and with stunning panoramic vistas to Walter Peak station, Cecil Peak and The Remarkables, each villa offers complete privacy.

Villas include bedroom, lounge, dining areas, outside patio. Constructed of silver beechwood and stone, they offer gas fire place, LCD television and DVD/CD stereo system. Includes return private airport transfers, transfers to/from downtown Queenstown, complimentary WiFi, full a la carte breakfast, home-made afternoon tea, predinner drinks and canapes.

DAY TWELVE - MILFORD SOUND HELICOPTER TOUR & CRUISE

Milford SoundFly from Queenstown to Milford Sound by helicopter. Enjoy spectacular views of mountains, lakes and fiords of Fiordland National Park. Connect with Mitre Peak Cruises for your relaxing cruise. Return to Queenstown by helicopter with an alpine landing for the ultimate experience. (Weather permitting).
 

DAY THIRTEEN - SKYLINE GONDOLA

Skyline GondolaJust a 5 minute walk from central Queenstown, ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of the Skyline complex at the summit of Mount Ngongotaha. The best views in the region are found here spread out in a spectacular 220 degree panorama, with breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks. It's truly magnificent and awe-inspiring!

ZIPTREK ECOTOURS

Ziptrek Ecotour gives those with an appetite for adrenaline the chance to take zip-lining to a hair-raising level. The Kea Tour is a three-hour high-velocity 6-line adventure that includes a stunning 20-minute guided trek along a new extension of the local 'Tiki Trail', an ancient native Beech forest on our aerial tree-platforms. Experience the forest as never before foxes including the steepest tree to tree flying fox in the world!

 

DAY FOURTEEN - AT LEISURE

Laze around your Villa today or go into town for some shopping...

 

DAY FIFTEEN - HOME

Transfer to Queenstown Airport for your flights home (flights not included).

 

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Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

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Price is per person based on 2 people traveling together

Independent travel - departs daily

Begins in Sydney, ends in Queenstown

Subject to availability

Prices in USD based on today's exchange rates

Additional surcharges apply for travel during special events such as New Year's Eve in Sydney, Australian Open Tennis is Melbourne. Please call for details.

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