Great Barrier Reef Tours - Globus® Escorted Travel

Down Under Discovery (PS)

20 Day Tour from Auckland to Sydney

2017 Tour Details

Australia and New Zealand—two countries with breathtaking and unique scenery, as well as vibrant cities. On this Australia and New Zealand tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see Australia’s and New Zealand’s scenic highlights and most popular cities, including Auckland, Queenstown, Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney.

Words simply cannot describe the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, with its clear, tropical water and explosion of colors. You’ll get to see it in person and even snorkel in it or take a watercraft tour! Similarly, photos do not adequately depict the magnificence and amazing size of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia’s Outback. You must stand before it to get a true perspective of its size and to see the changing colors of the rock at sunset. On this tour, you’ll have that opportunity and you’ll learn about Uluru’s significance to the Aboriginal people. In New Zealand, more breathtaking scenery awaits you at Fiordland National Park, where you’ll cruise on the fjord and witness the extraordinary beauty and sheer cliffs.

On this Australia and New Zealand tour, you’ll also experience sophisticated, yet laid-back, cities. In Melbourne, soak up the city’s atmosphere and discover its boutiques, cafés, and world-class dining. Globus has also arranged some fun experiences for you here…a treat at a local café and lunch aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Sydney offers a spectacular harbor; the world-famous Opera House, which you’ll visit during your sightseeing tour; fabulous shopping; and cosmopolitan cuisine. Known for adventure, Queenstown is a marvelous city set in the magnificent landscapes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Here, enjoy a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.

From the sun-scorched desert of the Outback to the tropical Great Barrier Reef and from the smaller destinations in New Zealand to the cosmopolitan cities in Australia, this is a dream vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

AUCKLAND
Sightseeing
WAITOMO
Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves
ROTORUA
Enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner; visit Te Pui, the Agrodome, and Rainbow Springs; behind the-scenes visit at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Kiwi Encounter
MOUNT COOK
Sightseeing in Mount Cook National Park; visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center
QUEENSTOWN
Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound; cruise on Lake Wakatipu; dinner & farm demonstration at Walter Peak High Country Farm
MELBOURNE
Sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local treat at St. Kilda Beach; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch
ALICE SPRINGS
Sightseeing tour; School of the Air and visit the Old Telegraph Station Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Outback barbecue; meet members of the Warlpiri Aboriginal tribe
ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); sunset toast; sightseeing tour around the base of the rock
CAIRNS
Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities; Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
SYDNEY
Sightseeing tour; visit the Opera House, botanic gardens, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite lunch at the North Bondi Returned Servicemen’s Leagues Club; Sydney Harbour cruise; farewell dinner at Waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Te Wahipounamu

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 6 dinners including a traditional Hangi dinner in Rotorua and an Outback barbecue in Alice Springs, and farewell dinner in Sydney.

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand

Kia Ora—welcome to New Zealand! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing.

Day 2 Auckland

Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Auckland, the “City of Sails.” See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and historic Parnell Village. The remainder of the day is yours to explore more of this vibrant city. You may want to visit the impressive Auckland Museum, take a trip to the top of Sky Tower for incredible views of the city and harbor below, or visit the trendy boutiques and cafés on Chancery and High Streets. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Auckland–Waitomo–Rotorua

Depart Auckland and travel through the green pastoral region of Waikato to the famous WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Experience a guided tour through the limestone chambers and passages of the cavern. Take a silent boat trip through Glowworm Grotto as you glide quietly beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. In the afternoon, continue over the Mamaku Ranges to Rotorua. Enjoy a traditional HANGI DINNER this evening, followed by an authentic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite MAORI CULTURAL PERFORMANCE.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 Rotorua

This morning, visit RAINBOW SPRINGS to view native bush and wildlife, including a visit behind the scenes at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite KIWI ENCOUNTER to see each stage a kiwi chick goes through before being released into the national parks: incubation, hatching, and rearing. Kiwi Encounter is New Zealand’s largest and most successful Kiwi conservation center. Your visit here helps support the National Kiwi Trust. Then, visit the AGRODOME to learn more about one of the country’s major industries—sheep! Continue on to TE PUIA, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area with New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. You may wish to board a floatplane for flightseeing of this beautiful area, join a New Zealand family for dinner in their home, or indulge yourself in the relaxing hot springs, sumptuous spa treatments, and massage therapies at the Polynesian Spa.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Rotorua–Christchurch–Mount Cook

Fly to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, then travel south to magnificent MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK, named after New Zealand’s highest peak. Weather permitting, you may wish to join a stargazing program this evening. The Mount Cook region offers some of the darkest skies in the world—perfect for viewing the southern night sky.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend the evening at the historic Hermitage Hotel, located at the base of Mount Cook. Enjoy splendid views, fresh mountain air, and all the modern amenities of this first-class property.

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Day 6 Mount Cook–Queenstown

Start the day with a visit to the SIR EDMUND HILLARY ALPINE CENTER for unique insight into the history and culture of this region. Then, time to explore on your own. You may wish to enjoy a scenic walk or perhaps an optional scenic flight that lands on nearby Tasman Glacier. Continue to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.”

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Queenstown. Excursion to Milford Sound

Today, travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, this region of New Zealand has been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. CRUISE on the fiord, with sheer rock walls rising thousands of feet from the water’s great depths.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 8 Queenstown

A full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Consider an optional visit to a local vineyard and sample some of the prize vintages, or maybe take a thrilling jetboat ride on the Dart River. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you plan your day to explore, shop, and enjoy optional activities. This evening, CRUISE across Lake Wakatipu aboard the vintage TSS Earnslaw steamship, and take in views of the rugged Southern Alps. Stop at Walter Peak High Country Farm for DINNER and a FARM DEMONSTRATION that provides a glimpse of life on the farm.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 9 Queenstown–Melbourne, Australia

This morning, board your flight across the Tasman Sea to Melbourne.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Melbourne

Today’s sightseeing tour includes landmarks such as Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia’s war heroes. Visit beautiful FITZROY GARDENS, then drive past the Royal Botanic Gardens. You’ll soon discover the different architectural influences of this city as you see the Victorian Arts Centre and other buildings of significance. Our city tour ends at St. Kilda Beach, where you’ll learn about the area’s rich history, including Luna Park. Enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk along with a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite tasty TREAT at a local café. Next, enjoy a unique lunch experience aboard the historic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. Tonight’s optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island is highly recommended.

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Day 11 Melbourne

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this multicultural and cosmopolitan city. Dine at a local restaurant and immerse yourself in Melbourne’s passionate food and wine scene or walk along Chapel and Brunswick Streets, famous for great shopping. Take a trip out of town to sample award-winning wines in the Yarra Valley, or drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles.”

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 Melbourne–Alice Springs

Today, fly to the Outback and visit the SCHOOL OF THE AIR to learn how education services are provided in remote regions. Also visit the OLD TELEGRAPH STATION to discover how early settlers developed communications. Tonight, a unique Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite OUTBACK BARBECUE features typical campfire fare and awe-inspiring Outback ambiance.

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Day 13 Alice Springs–Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Meet members of the Warlpiri Aboriginal tribe this morning and learn about their history and culture as they introduce you to bush foods, Aboriginal weaponry, as well as their traditional paintings. Later, fly to the “Center of Australia.” Upon arrival, travel to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent KATA TJUTA (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. There is time to take photos before returning to “Sunset Strip” for a DRINK and the changing colors of the rock.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14 Uluru (Ayers Rock)–Cairns

Your Outback adventure continues this morning. For an unforgettable experience, you may choose to rise early for an optional camel ride to watch the sunrise at Uluru. Then, enjoy a TOUR around the base of the rock, learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. For an even more amazing view of Uluru, perhaps take an optional aircraft ride. Later, fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15 Cairns. Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where your evening is at leisure.

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Day 16 Cairns

A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. For a truly amazing experience, consider our optional trip to Kuranda via the old scenic rail route. See magnificent scenery from the comfort of a restored, historic mountain train. For the return journey, you may choose to take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway—or maybe spend the day in the magical Daintree Rainforest, thought to be the planet’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 17 Cairns–Sydney

This morning, enjoy a special visit to HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURES for your chance to meet Australia’s native animals. You’ll also enjoy a talk by a wildlife keeper, and the opportunity to have your picture taken with a koala! Later, fly to Sydney, Australia’s largest city.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 18 Sydney

Explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Visit the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a guided tour of its interior and theaters. Travel to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS for a great photo opportunity and sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Visit world-famous Bondi Beach for an insider’s tour of Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BONDI SURF BATHERS’ LIFE SAVING CLUB with one of the lifesavers. Lunch today is at the historic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite North Bondi Returned Servicemen’s Leagues Club, located on Bondi Beach. Learn about the history of this special place and the courageous “Rats of Tobruk” while enjoying sweeping waterfront views and delicious food. Afterward, a CRUISE on Sydney Harbour highlights some of the city’s best views.

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Day 19 Sydney

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps join our optional excursion to the Blue Mountains for a wilderness experience or to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s leading wine-growing regions. You can even climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge! Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, overlooking Sydney Harbour, the Opera House, and Harbour Bridge.

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Day 20 Sydney

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JO RUSH

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

I'm Joe, and I love sharing my "insider knowledge", the cultural idiosyncrasies, history and people, as well as the landscape, plants and animals we encounter. I hope this extra knowledge allows guests to appreciate their destination on a deeper level, and leave feeling they were honorary locals for a little while!

Tour Director - JO RUSH

 Accommodations

Auckland
Rotorua
Mount Cook Region
Queenstown
Melbourne
Alice Springs
Ayers Rock
Cairns
Sydney

Auckland

SKYCITY Hotel

SKYCITY Hotel Corner Victoria & Federal St., Auckland,   New Zealand

Corner Victoria & Federal St.
Auckland, New Zealand

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep! Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional amenities include a casino, spa services, and a fitness facility. This is a smoke-free property.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer

Rotorua

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua,   New Zealand

Lake End Tutanekai Street
Rotorua, New Zealand

Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua, the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside offers tranquil surroundings with sensational views. The central location makes for easy access to Rotorua's cafes, restaurants, and many popular local attractions.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Phone

Mount Cook Region

The Hermitage

Moderate First-Class

The Hermitage Mount Cook National Park, Mount Cook,   New Zealand

Mount Cook National Park
Mount Cook, New Zealand

A haven for adventurous travellers for more than a century, the world renowned Hermitage Hotel in the heart of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a complete year-round alpine retreat.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Television

Queenstown

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront

First-Class

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Queenstown,  New Zealand

Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St
Queenstown, New Zealand

Within a tranquil, garden setting, the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly, personal service and offers panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountain peaks. The resort is a short stroll from the town center, and minutes from Queenstown's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. After a great day of sightseeing, relax at the Impressions Cocktail Bar and Impressions Restaurant with views over the lake and mountains or take a dip in the two spa pools. Wireless broadband internet access is available in all public areas (fee may apply).

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail

Melbourne

Novotel Melbourne on Collins

Novotel Melbourne on Collins 270 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC Australia

270 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Located in the heart of Melbourne, the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins is perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street. From streetside dining and Federation Square to shopping at Bourke Street Mall the hotel offers easy access to all the city has to offer.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Alice Springs

Lasseters Hotel

Lasseters Hotel 93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs, NT Australia

93 Barrett Drive
Alice Springs, NT Australia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The modern Lasseters Hotel is located at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges, in Australia's unforgiving red center, Their 205 spacious rooms and suites all with a private balcony or courtyard, showcase magnificent views. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, concierge, pool and spa, fitness center and complimentary bikes to explore Alice Springs. Guests can also enjoy the Lasseters Hotel Casino, with three restaurants, two bars, a sports lounge, night club.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Ayers Rock

Desert Gardens Hotel

Desert Gardens Hotel Yulara Drive, Uluru, NT Australia

Yulara Drive
Uluru, NT Australia

Centrally located to all resort facilities the hotel offers a range of accommodation, outdoor pool, and the popular Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resorts' numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colors across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • ATM
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Cairns

Pullman Cairns International

Superior First-Class

Pullman Cairns International 17 Abbott St, Cairns, QLD Australia

17 Abbott St
Cairns, QLD Australia

Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel exuding the architectural grandeur of the city's rich colonial past. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321-room hotel is perfectly positioned in the CBD to take advantage of all the city has to offer. After a great day of sightseeing, dine in Coco's Restaurant, grab a drink at the Lobby Bar, or pamper yourself at Vie Spa.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Phone

Sydney

Swissotel Sydney

Deluxe

Swissotel Sydney  68 Market Street , Sydney, NSW Australia

68 Market Street
Sydney, NSW Australia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Swissotel Sydney is surrounded by Sydney's most exclusive shopping centres, such as the beautiful Queen Victoria Building and iconic Westfield Sydney and is within walking distance to all of Sydney's famous landmarks and cultural attractions. Enjoy a seasonally inspired dinner menu at JPB or delight in a unique buffet high tea at Crossroads Bar. The hotel offers a wide choice of treatments at the Day Spa as well as a gym, heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Auckland
Rotorua
MountCook
Queenstown
Melbourne
AyersRock
Cairns
Sydney

Auckland

Auckland Dinner Cruise
Auckland Dinner Cruise

Auckland Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a unique dining experience on Auckland's magnificent Waitemata Harbour.

Price Range: $$

Sky Tower
Sky Tower

Sky Tower

View the city from 328 metres high above street level and take in the beautiful views, up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Spot the key landmarks, a number of volcanoes and historical locations within the greater Auckland area.

Price Range: $

Rotorua

Mt Tarawera Volcano Floatplane
Mt Tarawera Volcano Floatplane

Mt Tarawera Volcano Floatplane

Near the northeast coast of the North Island is Mount Tarawera, the volcano whose massive eruption in 1886 destroyed the famed Pink and White Terraces and buried three Maori villages. This exciting flight-seeing excursion includes the thrill of a water take-off and landing on Rotorua Lake.

Price Range: $$$$

Rotorua Duck Tour
Rotorua Duck Tour

Rotorua Duck Tour

Get a unique view of Rotorua's geothermal wonders on this fun excursion by Duck! Discover historic sights, Maori culture, and incredible natural beauty on this 90-minute sightseeing adventure aboard a WWII amphibious vehicle that travels on both land and water.

Price Range: $

Rotorua Zipline and Canopy Tour
Rotorua Zipline and Canopy Tour

Rotorua Zipline and Canopy Tour

Soar along 500-year-old Mamaku Forest on New Zealand's only native forest zipline canopy tour. Set in a 1,200-acre forest, this 3-hour adventure combines heart-racing fun and pristine natural beauty as you switch between six zipline cables suspended 72 feet above the ground. Keep your eyes open for bellbirds, whiteheads, fantails, and many other native bird species. This is an experience of a lifetime!

Price Range: $$

Dinner with a New Zealand Family
Dinner with a New Zealand Family

Dinner with a New Zealand Family

Experience kiwi hospitality and a traditional 3-course dinner on this authentic New Zealand dining experience.

Price Range: $$

MountCook

Glacier Encounter
Glacier Encounter

Glacier Encounter

Enjoy a scenic flight over the Tasman Terminal Lake and get a bird's-eye view of the Hochstetter Icefall before landing on the blue ice and moraine rocks of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier. Bask in the incredible vistas of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park-the scenery and experience are simply beyond expectation!

Price Range: $$$$

Tasman Valley 4WD & Argo Tour
Tasman Valley 4WD & Argo Tour

Tasman Valley 4WD & Argo Tour

Embark on a unique 4WD adventure for magnificent views of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier. In the company of an expert Mount Cook guide, ride aboard a rugged, 8-wheel ATV-the perfect way to travel over the water, ice, and steep mountain terrain of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

Price Range: $$

Queenstown

Safari of the Scenes
Safari of the Scenes

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 epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is the perfect tour for those who want the thrills of an off-road adventure to see the breathtaking film locations.

Price Range: $$$

Wilderness Safari
Wilderness Safari

Wilderness Safari

Join us for a spectacular jet boat journey along the Dart's ever-changing braided river system. Awe-inspiring surroundings include breathtaking snowcapped 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 enhance your experience with informative and entertaining commentary about the ancient native beech forest, the unique fauna, amazing history, and fascinating Maori legends. You'll also ride aboard a 4WD coach along a scenic backroad route to view scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings movies.

Price Range: $$$$

Kjet Thrill Ride
Kjet Thrill Ride

Kjet Thrill Ride

Get ready for unimaginable thrills across three waterways on one of the world's most exhilarating adventures!

Price Range: $$

Wine & Food Sampler
Wine & Food Sampler

Wine & Food Sampler

'This unique food- and wine-tasting excursion delivers an authentic introduction to Central Otago's wine region.

Price Range: $$$

Skyline Gondola & Two Luge Rides
Skyline Gondola & Two Luge Rides

Skyline Gondola & Two Luge Rides

Take a relaxing gondola ride to the summit of Bob's Peak and zoom back down on the luge track!

Price Range: $

Melbourne

Penguins Express
Penguins Express

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.

Price Range: $$$

Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch
Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch

Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch

Discover just what makes Melbourne so enchanting on this excursion that reveals the city's hidden gems. We'll pair you up with a passionate expert guide for a casual stroll through the city's back streets and beautiful old lanes and arcades. Discover the architectural highlights, street art, historical tales, and small, independent retailers found only 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. You will be amazed at what these small businesses offer: fashion, food, art, music, chocolate, accessories, vintage items, and more! A refreshing morning tea or coffee is included, along with a souvenir bag, bottled water, map, and special offers from local retailers.

Price Range: $$

Great Ocean Road Adventure
Great Ocean Road Adventure

Great Ocean Road Adventure

Experience the majestic Great Ocean Road in style, with time to really appreciate the wonders of Australia's most scenic drive. Be sure your camera battery is fully charged, because there's plenty to see and photograph throughout the day. In the company of an expert Local Guide, watch for animal life, including whales, dolphins, echidnas, and bandicoots. Stroll along the beaches or grab a coffee at the striking Split Point Lighthouse, and take in the awe-inspiring scenery. Next, stop at Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside town, for a great selection of lunch spots (not included). Gain exclusive access to the Great Ocean Ecolodge's eucalyptus forest for close encounters with koalas, kangaroos, and native birds. Your adventure concludes with a visit to the ancient Twelve Apostles rock formations and dramatic Loch Ard Gorge.

Price Range: $$$

Eureka Skydeck & Edge Experience
Eureka Skydeck & Edge Experience

Eureka Skydeck & Edge Experience

Nothing will prepare you for this awesome, bird's-eye view of Melbourne! Join us for a unique experience that will get your heart racing as you step out 984 feet above the ground (that's almost as high as the Eiffel Tower). Eureka Skydeck 88 takes you right to The Edge, a pecial glass cube observation deck that slides out from the building with you inside! It's a city view you'll never forget.

Price Range: $

Yarra Valley Wine Tour
Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Whether you¿re a wine enthusiast or simply would like to spend the day surrounded by beautiful, off-the-beaten-path scenery, this is the perfect day trip from Melbourne.

Price Range: $$$

AyersRock

Ayers Rock (Uluru) Scenic Flight
Ayers Rock (Uluru) Scenic Flight

Ayers Rock (Uluru) Scenic Flight

Take in the mysterious grandeur of the Outback on a thirty-six 36 minute scenic flight.

Price Range: $$$$

Cairns

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour
Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Explore the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest region of far north Queensland

Price Range: $$$$

Sunset Cruise
Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise

Wrap up your exciting day in Cairns with a delightful sunset cruise.

Price Range: $

Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail
Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail

Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail

Tropical North Queensland awaits on this memorable private day trip that combines the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the world-famous Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Price Range: $$$

Sydney

Revolving Restaurant 3 Course Dinner
Revolving Restaurant 3 Course Dinner

Revolving Restaurant 3 Course Dinner

Enjoy a memorable evening of excellent cuisine and incomparable views from atop Sydney Tower at the opulent 360 Bar and Dining.

Price Range: $$

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Take a climb over the famous arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a birds' eye view of the iconic city of Sydney.

Price Range: $$$$

Hunter Valley Wine Tour
Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Discover Australia's oldest wine-producing area on this exceptional, full-day excursion to the Hunter Valley.

Price Range: $$$$

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium & WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Combo
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium & WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Combo

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium & WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Combo

Take a walk on the wild side on this amazing discovery of Australia's incredible sealife and wildlife.

Price Range: $

Taronga Zoo - Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery
Taronga Zoo - Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery

Taronga Zoo - Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery

Get a unique, aboriginal perspective as you journey through the century-old Taronga Zoo.

Price Range: $$

Sydney Tower Eye & 4D Experience
Sydney Tower Eye & 4D Experience

Sydney Tower Eye & 4D Experience

Take the elevator to the fourth floor of Sydney Tower Eye - 250m about ground level! Stroll around the Observation Deck and take in 360 degrees of Sydney sights - the Blue Mountains to the west, with the sprawling Western Suburbs in the foreground. Look to the north and marvel at the Harbour's intricate shoreline in incredible detail, while the south reveals the bustling Sydney Airport all the way through to historic Botany Bay. Meanwhile, the east will take your breath away with Sydney's famous party precincts and beachside playgrounds leading to an unmatched view of the Pacific Ocean through the famous harbour heads. State-of-the-art multilingual touchscreens provide an interactive introduction to some of Sydney's famous landmarks, and the high-powered binoculars offer you a closer look. With both day and night viewing available, there's simply no better place to experience the beauty of one of the world's most picturesque cities. Finish your visit to Sydney Tower with a 4D cinema experience showcasing footage from famous Sydney locations.

Price Range: $

Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Join us for an excursion to the famed Blue Mountains that is truly off the beaten track!

Price Range: $$$$

 Know Before You Go

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