Down Under Discovery (PS) - 2014 / 2015

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19 Day Tour from Auckland to Sydney


Down Under Discovery
Ayers Rock in Australia
Ayers Rock in Australia
Auckland, New Zealand
Fiordland National Park
Auckland, New Zealand - The City of Sails
Sydney Opera House
Uluru
Sydney Harbour Bridge
View of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the tallest steel arch bridge
Stunning views in New Zealand

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; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

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.

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 our WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on land and water

Approximate value: $68 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: $80 NZD per person


Queenstown Wine Trail Whether you're a first time taster or a wine connoisseur join us for an introduction to four Queenstown wineries and a tour through an underground wine cave. Your friendly, knowledgeable wine guide and winery personnel will offer insight into the unique growing conditions of Central Otago and their effect on the wines produced in their region.

Approximate value: $160 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: $178 NZD per person


Wilderness Safari The 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


Great Ocean Road The Great Ocean Road drive is on the bucket lists of many and guaranteed to take your breath away. Unwind as you journey through scenic coastal terrains, viewing the Twelve Apostles and many other magnificent natural wonders. Along the way enjoy an exclusive lunch with magnificent ocean views and country hospitality.

Approximate value: $175 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 independant 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!

Approximate value: $120 AUD per person


Penguin Express The Penguin Express is an evening excursion for those with time constraints that takes you directly to the Penguin Parade. Every evening at dusk the little penguins come home from the sea at Phillip Island. From the waves - across the beach - to the sand dunes - the little penguins can almost be touched as they waddle to their burrows. Sunset at Summerland Beach has drawn millions of visitors to Phillip Island. It is the nightly ritual of these flightless birds which will enthrall you as you observe from the beach and the elevated boardwalk.

Approximate value: $126 AUD per person


Penguins Up Late This evening you can enjoy freshly prepared local fish and chips from the cafe just delicious! Next 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: $160 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: $204 AUD per person


Ayers Rock Scenic Flight Take in the mysterious grandeur of the Outback on a thirty 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: $275 AUD per person


Camel Ride To Sunrise Enjoy a peaceful camel ride among the red sand dunes in the cool, clear morning air and watch the sunrise on Uluru. Return to the camel depot for Billy Tea and freshly baked beer bread.

Approximate value: $119 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: $183 AUD per person


Great Adventure Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Full Day Upgrade The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting cruise. A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy 2 hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. A day of adventure and discovery continues on the spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef. Here you'll have three hours to snorkel (gear included), visit the underwater observatory, take a guided tour or choose from a host of other fun activities to take advantage of the Great Barrier Reef.

Approximate value: $150 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: $119 AUD per person


Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour "Your Blue Mountains experience starts with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can meet all the native Australian animals. Continue on to Blue Mountains National Park where you can take a short walk and enjoy the stunning views of the remote region. Afterward, travel to Scenic World where you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Three Sisters and a walk through the rainforest. Our last stop is at the new Koomurri Aboriginal Centre where you have plenty of time to see a corroboree, look around the art and artifacts shops and if you're feeling ambitious, test your skills using traditional painting techniques.

Approximate value: $208 AUD per person


Hunter Valley Wine & Wildlife Spend the day exploring Hunter Valley whilst being able to enjoy and sample many wines and local cheeses. Also make a stop at a unique wildlife park to meet native Australian animals

Approximate value: $230 AUD per person


Sydney Aquarium & Wildlife World Combo Embark on an amazing underwater journey as you walk through Australia's unique aquatic environments. Get up close to Aussie animals in the heart of Sydney, including koalas, kangaroos and one of the world's largest crocs.

Approximate value: $54 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: $263 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: $248 AUD per person


Taronga Zoo - Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery Take a journey through Taronga as you hear stories of Australian wildlife told through the perspective of an Aboriginal guide, with tales of their shared history with the animals and land.

Approximate value: $99 AUD per person