Down Under Discovery with Fiji (PSE) - 2016 / 2017

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22 Day Tour from Auckland to Nadi

Down Under Discovery with Fiji
Experience the beautiful island of New Zealand
Experience the beautiful island of New Zealand
New Zealand’s beautiful coast
The illuminated city of Melbourne at night
Auckland, New Zealand
Visit New Zealand
Mount Cook National Park
The Rotorua Museum of Art and History in New Zealand
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Dinner with a New Zealand Family Experience New Zealand's 'kiwi hospitality' and enjoy a traditional 3-course New Zealand meal accompanied by a glass of beer or wine. Enjoy a relaxed evening away from a restaurant or hotel meal. Enjoy intriguing conversation and the unique opportunity to dine with New Zealanders in their home. Please book early, as space is limited.

Approximate value: $89 NZD per person

Mt Tarawera Volcano Floatplane Fly over Mt.Tarawera's Crater Rift and wonder at the massive destruction caused by the 1886 eruption. Continue south past the Steaming Cliffs and the hot lakes of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

Approximate value: $215 NZD per person

Rotorua Duck Tour Discover Rotorua on a unique 90 minute sightseeing adventure onboard a WWII amphibious vehicle that travels on land and water. Your journey begins in the heart of the city where you will learn about its rich history. Then venture to the lake district for magnificent views of Mt Tarawere and 'SPLASHDOWN' into Lake Tititapu and Lake Okareka.

Approximate value: $68 NZD per person

Rotorua Zipline and Canopy Tour High amongst ancient native trees deep in a 500 hectare forest, this 3 hour adventure combines fun and excitement with pristine natural beauty. This is the ONLY native forest zipline canopy tour in New Zealand and it is incredible - it's high, it's fun, it's beautiful, it's peaceful and you'll remember it for the rest of your life!

Approximate value: $139 NZD per person

Glacier Encounter Enjoy a scenic flight over the Tasman Terminal Lake and pass by the Horchstetter Icefall before landing on the blue ice and moraine rocks of the Tasman Glacier. Encounter the incredible vistas of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park with scenery beyond expectation!

Approximate value: $265 NZD per person

Tasman Valley 4WD & Argo Tour A unique adventure with magnificent views of the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic moraine walls. Travel in an 8 wheel terrain vehicle ideal for your exploration of this rugged and beautiful National Park.

Approximate value: $79 NZD per person

Kjet Thrill Ride Skim just above the deep crystal blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, Kawarau River and Shotover River, on this thrilling jet boat ride that's interjected with specifically designed, hair raising yet fun 360 degree spins.

Approximate value: $125 NZD per person

Panorama Evening Take a gondola ride to the summit of Bob's Peak. Enjoy a delicious dinner at Skyline Restaurant while absorbing the surrounding mountain scenery and the lights of Queenstown below.

Approximate value: $114 NZD per person

Safari of the Scenes Explore the magical side of New Zealand and understand why this beautiful country was chosen to portray Middle-earth in the incredibly popular Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is the perfect tour for those that want the thrills of an off road adventure but also want to discover exciting Lord of the Rings film locations.

Approximate value: $175 NZD per person

Skyline Gondola & Two Luge Rides Sit back and relax as the best views in the region unfold before your eyes and the gondola carries you 450meters above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob's Peak. Once up top, jump on your specialized luge cart, select your track, then take control as you zoom down the luge. Then catch the Luge chairlift back to the start zone and do it all over again - once is never enough!

Approximate value: $45 NZD per person

Wilderness Safari This Wilderness Safari takes you on a spectacular Jet Boat journey through the Dart's ever-changing braided river system. Awe-inspiring surroundings include breathtaking snow-capped mountains, ancient native forest, waterfalls and glacial valleys frozen in time. Your excursion includes an easy guided walk through the "Heritage Trail" at Paradise, where your knowledgeable guide will enliven your walk with an informative and entertaining commentary about the ancient native beech forest, the unique flora and fauna, as well as the fascinating Maori and colonial history of the area. You`ll also journey by 4WD coach via a scenic back-road route while hearing stories about the surrounding countryside and stopping to view scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for many international films, including "The Lord of the Rings".

Approximate value: $229 NZD per person

Wine & Food Sampler This unique food and wine experience delivers an authentic taste of Central Otago's wine region. Join a relaxed and leisurely tour amongst picturesque surroundings, and enjoy a gourmet lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery or Wild Earth Winery.

Approximate value: $176 NZD per person

Eureka Skydeck & Edge Experience Nothing will prepare you for the awe inspiring view of Melbourne from this glass cube observation deck suspended 984 feet above the ground (that's almost as high as the Eiffel Tower in Paris).

Approximate value: $32 AUD per person

Great Ocean Road Embark on Australia's most scenic drive on this incredible excursion featuring the Great Ocean Road. Journey into a land of towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white-sand beaches, and stunning forest scenery. Enjoy delicious two course lunch at the Apollo Bay Hotel featuring magnificent ocean views. Have your camera ready for the world famous scenes of Port Campbell National Park, also known as "The Shipwreck Coast". View the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles from the board walk and explore the natural treasures of Loch Ard Gorge.

Approximate value: $195 AUD per person

Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour Enjoy a casual stroll, with a passionate guide, through the back streets and beautiful historic lanes and arcades of Melbourne. Discover the architectural highlights, street art, and historical tales. Like many cities throughout the world there are fabulous malls and department stores, but Melbourne has a unique charm that is clearly evident. This tour is about seeing the smaller independent retailers that are often only found in the city. Hiding in basements or in seemingly private buildings are many of the country's emerging creative talents, where one off pieces are not uncommon. Melbourne is thriving with small businesses, and you will be amazed at what they offer - fashion, food, art, music, chocolate, accessories, vintage and more! A delicious morning tea or coffee is included, along with a souvenir bag, bottled water, map and special offers from local retailers.

Approximate value: $120 AUD per person

Penguins Express Witness the magical Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. On your Penguins Express evening tour, watch the penguins' arrival on Summerland Beach with premium viewing where you are guaranteed to see these little penguins waddling right past you. Walk with them from elevated boardwalks and see if their burrow is nearby! At the Visitor's Information Centre, visit "Penguin Experience" exhibit and learn more about the life of these little flightless birds. Dinner is available (though not included) from the Penguin Parade Restaurant.

Approximate value: $139 AUD per person

Penguins Parade Experience the beauty and nature of Australia on this incredibly journey. Visit Phillip Island, a treasure trove of Australian wildlife including seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birdlife and penguins! Begin at Churchill Island to explore a working farm or simply enjoy ocean views from the cafe. Next, look for koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre. Before sunset, head to the Penguin Parade where you will have time to view the 'Penguine Experience' exhibit before the main event. Every evening at dusk little penguins come home to Phillip Island. Your premium viewing area on Summerland Beach, invites you to watch from an elevated boardwalk as they waddle cautiously from the beach to their burrows after a long day out at sea. This incredible experience is sure to have you talking for years to come.

Approximate value: $162 AUD per person

Penguins Up Late with Viewing Platform Head down to Summerland Beach to witness a Little Penguin magic. Just as the sun sets over the ocean, the Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their sand dune burrows. These Little Penguins are the smallest of the penguin species and Phillip Island is fortunate enough to be home to the largest colony in the world. From your viewing platform you are placed in the heart of 'penguin central' where a Local Guide is on hand to tell you all about these gorgeous little creatures and their lifestyle.

Approximate value: $159 AUD per person

Sports Lovers Tour with Rod Laver Arena Unique tour of Melbourne for the sports fan. Visit the venues that host Australia's favorite sporting events. Sit in the coach's box, media centers and exclusive member areas. Smell the liniment in the change rooms and walk on the hallowed turf. Visit Flemington racecourse, home of the Melbourne Cup- the race that stops the nation. Drive through the Commonwealth Games 2006 Village and around Albert Park, on the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix Circuit alongside Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre & Rod Laver Arena.

Approximate value: $115 AUD per person

Yarra Valley Wine Tour A perfect day trip from Melbourne - the Yarra Valley is one of Australia's premium wine regions. With its cool climate, the valley is perfect for high quality grape growing and the area is well known for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, sparkling wine, and a wide range of varietals. Your small group tour with no more than 10 people is led by an experienced guide who will introduce you to the best the area has to offer. Along the way enjoy stunning scenery and visit a range of boutique wineries that dot the valley including tastings at five of them! A highlight is a stop at Domaine Chandon Winery, where you will sample sparkling wine and a tasting platter with several types of cheese. You will also enjoy an a la carte lunch (with a glass of wine of course!) at one of the wineries.

Approximate value: $195 AUD per person

Ayers Rock (Uluru) Scenic Flight Take in the mysterious grandeur of the Outback on a thirty-six 36 minute scenic flight. It's no secret that Uluru's beauty is ever changing depending on the angle and time of day in which you view, so why not take a look from high in the sky? During this excursion you'll also get an aerial peek at more than 36 massive rock formations including the famous, Kata Tjuta. The unmistakable beauty of Uluru and its accompanying rock formations is magnified when set against an otherwise flat backdrop providing a horizon extending far beyond your imagination.

Approximate value: $310 AUD per person

Camel Ride to Sunrise Enjoy a peaceful one hour camel ride among the red sand dunes in the cool, clear morning air and watch the dawn as it breaks over Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Learn about the native flora and fauna as they wake to the rising sun, and finish the morning off right with a cup of Billy Tea or coffee and freshly baked beer bread with quandong jam.

Approximate value: $129 AUD per person

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour Enjoy a full day exploring the Daintree. Cruise along the backwaters for your chance to view crocodiles in their natural habitat before continuing on your guided walk through the rainforest. Later stop at Emmagen Creek for a refreshing swim in a rainforest stream prior to visiting Cape Tribulation for a stroll along the beach.

Approximate value: $220 AUD per person

Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail - Private Excursion This excursion package combines the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway. The Skyrail will take you on an amazing adventure above the World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy. The duration of the Skyrail experience is approximately one and a half hours and includes spending time at the two rainforest mid-stations where you can participate in a Ranger guided boardwalk tour, visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre or take in the vistas from one of the lookout areas. The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway was built over 100 years ago and winds its way through the tropical mountain ranges between Cairns and Kuranda. This package includes time to explore Kuranda 'The Village in the Rainforest'. There are rainforest walks, markets, cafes, restaurants, and galleries for you to visit.

Approximate value: $153 AUD per person

Sunset Cruise A sunset cruise is the perfect way to start your evening. Soak in the beautiful views of the Trinity Inlet waterways, mangroves and mountains in the magical early evening sun.

Approximate value: $44 AUD per person

Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour Your off the beaten track Blue Mountains experience starts with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park (before other tourists arrive) where you can meet all the native Australian animals and feed a kangaroo. Continue on to Blue Mountains National Park and enjoy the stunning views of the remote region (weather permitting). Breathe the fresh air during a leisurely 30 minute round trip walk to Wentworth Falls and gaze at the spectacular views over Jamison Valley. Visit Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous Three Sisters. After a delicious lunch, spend the afternoon visiting a unique selection of lookouts including the famous Govetts Leap. Toast to all the beauty with a glass of sparkling wine at the delightful Mt. Tomah Botanic Gardens and enjoy sweeping views of Sydney before returning to your hotel.

Approximate value: $208 AUD per person

Hunter Valley Wine Tour Travel north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Australia Reptile Park and enjoy exclusive morning tea/coffee with native Australian Animals. Visit Mt View Estate, home to two of the oldest vineyards in the picturesque Mount View region. Experience an exclusive Wine and Cheese tasting. Next visit Brokenwood Wines, home of premium grapes, from the Graveyard Shiraz to the Cricket Pitch Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cricket Pitch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. Dine amongst the vines during a relaxing lunch with a selection of shared food platters, glass of red and white wine, and a choice of desserts with a dessert wine. After lunch, consider a Wine Theatre production or additional Wine or Beer Tasting, or relax and chat with fellow guests and your guide before returning to Sydney.

Approximate value: $208 AUD per person

Revolving Restaurant Dinner 360 Bar and Dining is the preeminent restaurant space in Sydney Tower boasting unsurpassed 360 revolving views of the Sydney skyline. With dark mahogany wood finishes and soft ambient lighting, 360 Bar and Dining provides a breathtaking setting with an unbeatable backdrop a perfect compliment to the excellent Modern Australian cuisine.

Approximate value: $95 AUD per person

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb The Bridge Climb is a 3 1/2 hour climb where you will ascend 4 ladders to the start of the upper arch, surrounded by the hum and buzz of Sydney's traffic. With the summit in your sight, your journey continues along the Bridge's outer arch on the Opera House side until you hit the top. After a summit celebration with your group, you cross the spine of the Bridge to the Darling Harbour side and make your descent.

Approximate value: $262 AUD per person

Taronga Zoo - Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery Take a journey through Taronga Zoo through the perspective of an Aboriginal guide. See Australia's amazing animals in a new light, as you discover the binding relationships between flora and fauna and hear stories of the Dreaming - describing creation of creatures and the landscape. Learn the centuries-old traditional uses of plants for food and medicine while enjoying interactive experiences with unique Australian wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and a vast array of Australia's birds.

Approximate value: $99 AUD per person

Captain Cook Dinner Cruise Cruise into a Pacific Island sunset while you enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner. Fijian cultural entertainment and spectacular scenery round-off a perfect evening on the water.

Approximate value: 164 FJD per person

Navua River Village This tour commences with 2 hour drive past beautiful coastland, farms & villages. At Navua Jetty disembark and board the long boat for an exhilarating cruise up the beautiful Navua River, past villages, farm lands, pristine tropical rainforest, deep gorges/canyons, meandering rapids and numerous cascading waterfalls. Upon arrival, be escorted by a Fijian Warrior to the village meeting house to experience a traditional welcoming ceremony, age-old customs and traditions, a war dance performance and savor a tropical Fijian lunch.

Approximate value: 223 FJD per person

Sigatoka River Safari Your tour begins with a 1 hour drive past sugar cane fields, pine forests, beautiful coastland, farms & villages on your way to the Sigatoka River Safari. Upon arrival, climb aboard a custom-built jet boat vessel and enjoy the scenery as you head up the beautiful green river. During your travel you will hear about the history of the region, including its cannibal past! Children from the many villages that line the river wave as you speed past on water that is so clear you will be able to see fish and rocks lining the river bottom. Visit a local village and take part in a traditional Kava Ceremony. Enjoy a traditional Fijian lunch before touring the village and learning about Fijian farming techniques. You may also have time for a refreshing dip in the river before witnessing a traditional Fijian farewell.

Approximate value: 340 FJD per person

South Sea Island Full Day Cruise The only way you can beat a half day excursion to South Sea Island, the closest day trip island, is with a full day excursion. Just 30 minutes from Denarau aboard a high speed catamaran, this uninhabited island is surrounded by crystal clear waters and magnificent coral reefs. With so much to do, the hardest part is choosing what to do first! There is a salt water swimming pool and non-motorized water sports equipment available free of charge, including windsurfing and sailing. Discover the underwater world with hours of snorkeling or if you want to stay dry, jump on-board the semi-submersible coral viewer. Although the island is uninhabited, you can still get a taste of Fijian culture with a traditional Meke performance and craft market Monday to Saturday. A delicious BBQ and salad buffet lunch is included; plus there is unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks while on the island.

Approximate value: 197 FJD per person

South Sea Island Half Day Cruise You can't beat a day at South Sea Island, the closest day trip island. Just 30 minutes from Denarau aboard a high speed catamaran, this uninhabited island is surrounded by crystal clear waters and magnificent coral reefs. With so much to do, the hardest part is choosing what to do first! There is a salt water swimming pool and non-motorized water sports equipment available free of charge, including windsurfing and sailing. Discover the underwater world with hours of snorkeling or if you want to stay dry, jump on-board the semi-submersible coral viewer. Although the island is uninhabited, you can still get a taste of Fijian culture with a traditional Meke performance and craft market Monday to Saturday. A delicious BBQ and salad buffet lunch is included; plus there is unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks while on the island.

Approximate value: 164 FJD per person