South Pacific & Fiji Vacation - Globus® Tour Packages

Highlights of the South Pacific with Fiji (PKE)

20 Day Tour from Auckland to Nadi

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Experience the best of Australia and New Zealand on an unforgettable tour filled with fascinating wildlife, dramatic scenery, and the region’s favorite cities.

In New Zealand, float by boat through the Waitomo caves under thousands of glowworms, visit the picturesque farm that brought the Hobbiton movie set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy to life, and find inspiration from the majestic beauty of Fiordland National Park, where you’ll cruise the remote Doubtful Sound to experience its pristine natural setting. Doubtful Sound is 10 times larger and three times longer than Milford Sound, its more well-known cousin to the north. Visit Waimungu Volcanic Valley, home to wonderful plant life, thermal hot springs, and volcanic craters and experience all that Queenstown offers as the “Adventure Capital of the World.”

Dine aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as it winds its way through the city streets of Melbourne (a special experience included by Globus), and lose yourself in the city’s boutiques and decadent food and wine scene. From the laid-back seaside town of Port Douglas, a full-day excursion takes you to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or to take a semi-submersible watercraft tour of the famous underwater world. You’ll also visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure for a guided tour to see native animals, including Cassowary, Wallaby, Quoli, and Crocodiles. Tour the world-famous Opera House in Sydney and enjoy a spectacular harbor cruise. From Sydney, it’s off to Fiji to tour Nadi on the main island, then enjoy leisure time to explore further or relax at your beach resort.

Throughout this Australia and New Zealand tour, Globus has also arranged out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, learn about the use of traditional plants during a dreamtime walk with an indigenous guide at Mossman Gorge. Or how about a wine-tasting and tour near Auckland?

From the South Pacific’s must-sees to its hidden gems, this vacation is sure to leave you with priceless memories for a lifetime.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

AUCKLAND
Orientation; excursion to Waiheke Island with Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite winery visit and lunch
WAITOMO
Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves
MATAMATA
Visit the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings trilogy
ROTORUA
Visit Waimungu Volcanic Valley; enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner
QUEENSTOWN
Gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for dinner; visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Doubtful Sound
MELBOURNE
Sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch
MOSSMAN GORGE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Dreamtime walk with indigenous guide
PORT DOUGLAS
Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities
CAIRNS
Visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
SYDNEY
Dinner at Waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour; 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
FIJI
Sightseeing tour; visit Viseisei Village and Garden of the Sleeping Giant; stop at Vuda Lookout; Host service

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

 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. Excursion to Waiheke Island

This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Auckland, the “City of Sails.” See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and the historic Parnell Village. Then, take a ferry to beautiful Waiheke Island, where we’ll visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINERY for a tour, tasting, and lunch. The remainder of the day is yours to explore more of Auckland.

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Day 3 Auckland–Waitomo–Matamata–Rotorua

This morning, 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. Next, stop at a picturesque farm near Matamata that was transformed into the HOBBITON MOVIE SET from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. During your visit, see the hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and other structures built for the movies. Continue on to Rotorua for a 2-night stay.

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Day 4 Rotorua. Excursion to Waimungu Volcanic Valley

This morning, travel to the nearby WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY. Waimangu in the Maori language means “black water,” and the area was once the location of the most powerful geyser in the world. The valley is now home to wonderful plant and bird life, thermal hot springs, steaming cliffs, and volcanic craters. This evening, enjoy a traditional HANGI DINNER, followed by an authentic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite MAORI CULTURAL PERFORMANCE.

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Day 5 Rotorua–Queenstown

Fly to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Tonight, take a scenic GONDOLA RIDE to the top of Bob’s Peak. Take in the spectacular mountain views and the lights of Queenstown below as you dine in the Skyline Restaurant.

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Day 6 Queenstown. Cruise on Doubtful Sound

Today, travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Doubtful Sound is 10 times larger and three times longer than Milford Sound, its more well-known cousin to the north. It is also far less visited due to its remote location, so during your CRUISE on the fiord you will see this pristine natural setting just as early Maori and European explorers did.

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Day 7 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.

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Day 8 Queenstown–Melbourne, Australia

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

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Day 9 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 lush 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. Next, enjoy a unique lunch experience on board 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 10 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.”

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Day 11 Melbourne–Cairns–Mossman Gorge–Port Douglas

Today, fly to Cairns, the “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” At MOSSMAN GORGE, home to lush tropical rainforest, cascading waterfalls, towering mountains, and colorful flora and fauna experience a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DREAMTIME WALK with a member of the local indigenous community. Hear stories and legends from a long time ago while your guide demonstrates traditional plant uses. At the end of the tour, enjoy traditional bush tea and damper. We continue to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea. Enjoy a 3-night stay in this tropical paradise.

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Day 12 Port Douglas. Outer Great Barrier Reef Excursion

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. 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.

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Day 13 Port Douglas

A full day at leisure. You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Forest, the world’s oldest living rainforest and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include hiking, relaxing by your resort’s pool, or window shopping at the unique boutiques and art galleries in downtown Port Douglas, where you are sure to find a favorite souvenir.

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Day 14 Port Douglas–Cairns–Sydney

This morning, enjoy a special visit to HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURE for your chance to meet some of Australia’s native animals. A guided tour will bring you up close and personal to these amazing creatures including Cassowary, Wallaby, Quoli, and of course, the Crocs! You’ll even have the opportunity to have your picture taken with a koala! (extra fee)  Later, fly to Sydney, Australia’s largest city.

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Day 15 Sydney

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join our optional excursions to the Blue Mountains 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 help you make the most of this exciting city. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner at WATERFRONT RESTAURANT with fantastic views of the highlights of Sydney.

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Day 16 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 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 17 Sydney–Nadi, Fiji

Today, depart Sydney and fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise.

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Day 18 Nadi

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island. Visit VISEISEI VILLAGE, where the Fijian people first landed centuries ago, and the GARDEN OF THE SLEEPING GIANT to see a private collection of stunning tropical orchids. Then, stop at the VUDA LOOKOUT, a tropical fruit farm perched on a cliff, where you will sample fruit and juice from the orchard. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 19 Nadi

A full day at your leisure.

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Day 20 Nadi

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

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 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.

STEVE MCHARDY

Escorting tours for more than 5 years

I feel privileged to show visitors around the sharply contrasting country of Australia. The diversity of landscapes, the inviting climate, and the exciting sights make our region one of the most interesting travel destinations. We are known for our laid-back nature and a sense of humor as dry as the country itself.

Tour Director - STEVE MCHARDY

 Accommodations

Auckland
Rotorua
Queenstown
Melbourne
Port Douglas
Sydney
Nadi

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

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

Port Douglas

QT Port Douglas

First-Class

QT Port Douglas 87-109 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD Australia

87-109 Port Douglas Road
Port Douglas, QLD Australia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

QT Port Douglas is a tropical paradise where guest rooms are stylish, relaxing and fully self-contained. You can also satisfy the senses with the hottest new offerings to the Port Douglas restaurant scene: Bazaar -- an interactive marketplace and Estilo, our chic cocktail bar. Whether relaxing by the pool or exploring the wildlife of the Tropical North, you’re sure to have a great night’s sleep.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail

Sydney

Four Points Sheraton

First-Class

Four Points Sheraton 161 Sussex St. Sydney 2000, Sydney, NSW Australia

161 Sussex St. Sydney 2000
Sydney, NSW Australia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located on Darling Harbour the hotel features modern furnishings and is ideally located close to all of Sydney's major attractions.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Nadi

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa Denarau Island, Nadi,   Fiji

Denarau Island
Nadi, Fiji

Subtle sophistication and laidback luxury awaits you at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. Infusing Sofitel's French influences with exotic Fijian customs, the resort blends tradition with the most modern technologies for a tropical retreat that really does offer it all. A private waterfront location and the Pacific's largest lagoon-style pool are a prelude to the sanctuary that is Sofitel Fiji's stylish of rooms, each with a private balcony or terrace. World class dining, a sublime International Day Spa, and an unsurpassed range of adrenalin pumping activities make for an unforgettable experience.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

 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.

Rotorua
Queenstown
Melbourne
Port Douglas
Sydney
Nadi

Rotorua

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. We'll help you discover what it feels like to be a local during a delicious meal served in the home of a New Zealand family. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a relaxed evening of home-cooked recipes, a glass of beer or wine, and pleasant conversation. Please book early, as space is limited.

Approximate value: $90 NZD per person

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 flightseeing excursion includes the thrill of a water take-off and landing on Rotorua Lake. In between, soar over Mount Tarawera's Crater Rift, including the Steaming Cliffs and the hot lakes of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

Approximate value: $215 NZD per person

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. Your journey begins in the heart of the city, where you will encounter just what makes Rotorua such a captivating destination. Then, we'll venture into the lake district for magnificent views of Mount Tarawere and an exciting splashdown into Lake Tititapu and Lake Okareka.

Approximate value: $68 NZD per person

Queenstown

Kjet Thrill Ride

Kjet Thrill Ride

Get ready for unimaginable thrills across three waterways on one of the world's most exhilarating adventures. This incredible high-speed jet boat ride skims the crystal-blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, Kawarau River, and Shotover River, interjecting plenty of hair-raising, adrenalin-pumping 360-degree spins.

Approximate value: $125 NZD per person

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.

Approximate value: $180 NZD per person

Skyline Gondola & Two Luge Rides

Skyline Gondola & Two Luge Rides

Take a relaxing gondola ride to the summit of Bob's Peak, the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Marvel at one of the best views in the world of The Remarkables, Coronet Park, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak, and stunning Lake Wakatipu. Then, once you've reached the top, jump on a specialized cart, select your track, and zoom down the luge in an exhilarating ride. Catch the lift back to the start zone and do it all over again-once is never enough!

Approximate value: $47 NZD per person

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

For a dining experience unlike any other, join us for this popular dinner excursion at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Your experience begins with a festive cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the 100-year-old TSS Earnslaw steamship. You will disembark at the lakeside farm, which is home to sheep, deer, and Scottish Highland cattle. Relax in the unique rural setting at Colonel's Homestead Restaurant, where your gourmet meal features succulent barbecued meats, vegetables, salads, mouthwatering desserts, New Zealand cheeses, and tea/coffee. After dinner, an entertaining demonstration provides a glimpse of life in the high country. On the magical cruise home, enjoy a fun sing-along or bask in the fresh night air on the moonlit decks as you watch the lights of Queenstown draw near.

Approximate value: $125 NZD per person

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.

Approximate value: $229 NZD per person

Wine & Food Sampler

Wine & Food Sampler

This unique food- and wine-tasting excursion delivers an authentic introduction to Central Otago's wine region. Your tour begins when we pick you up at your Queenstown hotel. Then, sit back and relax as your expert guide leads you on a leisurely tour in a picturesque setting. Finally, enjoy a gourmet lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery, New Zealand's largest underground wine cave, or Wild Earth Winery, featuring tantalizing recipes paired with premium wines.

Approximate value: $182 NZD per person

Melbourne

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 special glass cube observation deck that slides out from the building-with you inside! It's a city view you'll never forget.

Approximate value: $32 AUD per person

Great Ocean Road

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: $198 AUD per person

Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

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 inv 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.

Approximate value: $128 AUD per person

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.

Approximate value: $139 AUD per person

Penguins Up Late with Viewing Platform

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: $164 AUD per person

Sports Lovers Tour with Rod Laver Arena

Sports Lovers Tour with Rod Laver Arena

Sports fans will love this unique excursion to some of the venues that host Australia's favorite sporting events. Join an expert Local Guide and visit Flemington Racecourse, home of the Melbourne Cup; drive through the 2006 Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village; and pass the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre on the Formula 1 Grand Prix racetrack at Albert Park. Finally, head to Rod Laver Arena, home to the Australian Open tennis championship. Go behind the scenes and see the dressing rooms, sit in the coach's boxes, walk on the hallowed turf, see the media centers, and visit the exclusive member-only areas-a thrilling day you'll never forget.

Approximate value: $115 AUD per person

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. You'll head out of the city and into the breathtaking Yarra Valley, one of Australia's premier 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 assortment of varietals. Your excursion will include no more than 10 people, and is led by an expert guide who will introduce you to the stunning scenery as you visit a number of the boutique wineries that dot the valley. You'll even join wine tastings at five of them, including an a la carte lunch (with a glass of wine, of course!) at one of the wineries. A highlight is a stop at Domaine Chandon Winery, where you will sample sparkling wine and several types of cheese.

Approximate value: $195 AUD per person

Port Douglas

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Enjoy a day exploring Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, and more on this fantastic full-day excursion. Begin with a drive north, learning the history of the area and admiring spectacular coastal views. Then, cruise along the backwaters of the majestic Daintree River for Morning Tea and the chance to view crocodiles in their natural habitat. Next, take a guided stroll through the rainforest before stopping at an animal refuge center where you have the opportunity to hand-feed a kangaroo, meet "Boris" the crocodile, and enjoy a barbecue lunch in a beautiful rainforest restaurant (vegetarian options available). Later, hop aboard a four-wheel-drive vehicle and head to pristine Emmagen Creek for a refreshing swim in a rainforest stream and a feast of exotic tropical fruits and a cup of traditional Billy Tea. Finally, stroll along the beach at Cape Tribulation and cross the Daintree River by cable ferry-a thrilling adventure!

Approximate value: $220 AUD per person

Sydney

Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour

Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour

Join us for an excursion to the famed Blue Mountains that is truly off the beaten track! Your experience begins with an exclusive early entrance to Featherdale Wildlife Park (before other tourists arrive), where you can meet native Australian animals and even feed a kangaroo! Then, continue on to Blue Mountains National Park and enjoy stunning views of this remote region (weather permitting). Breathe the fresh air during a leisurely 30-minute round trip walk to Wentworth Falls, and gaze at the spectacular panoramas over Jamison Valley. Visit Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds, for great views of the fascinating Three Sisters. After a delicious lunch, spend the afternoon visiting an assortment of unique lookouts, including famed Govetts Leap. Toast the beauty with a glass of sparkling wineat the delightful Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens and enjoy sweeping vistas of Sydney before returning to your hotel.

Approximate value: $208 AUD per person

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. After we pick you up at your Sydney hotel, you'll travel north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Australia Reptile Park for a fun morning featuring tea/coffee with native Australian animals. Then, continue on for a visit and wine and cheese tasting at Mount View Estate, home to two of the oldest vineyards in the picturesque Mount View region. 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 among the vines during a relaxing lunch featuring a selection of shared food platters, red and white wine, and a choice of desserts with a dessert wine. After lunch, consider a wine theatre production or an 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

Revolving Restaurant Dinner

Anyone can see Sydney, but we'll get you a bird's-eye view of this incredible city! Join us for a dinner experience like no other as you enjoy a memorable evening of incomparable views from atop Sydney Tower at the opulent 360 Bar and Dining. Boasting 360-degree revolving views of Sydney's distinctive skyline and stunning harbor, you'll never forget the breathtaking panoramas.

Approximate value: $95 AUD per person

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Get ready for the climb of your life! This exhilarating excursion at the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is a unique way to enjoy incredible views of the city and its beautiful harbor. Over the course of 3-and-a-half hours you will ascend and descend the top of Sydney's landmark bridge in the company of an expert guide. We'll provide all the outdoor gear you'll need for your climb based on the day's weather, and even include a celebration at the summit with your group. All you have to bring are your sunglasses, comfortable shoes suitable for climbing, and a sense of adventure!

Approximate value: $274 AUD per person

Nadi

Captain Cook Dinner Cruise

Captain Cook Dinner Cruise

Cruise into the stunning South Pacific sunset as you enjoy a scrumptuous dinner. Savor the finest fresh seafood, peppered beef, marinated chicken, seasonal vegetables, salads, tropical fruit salad, and traditional Fijian dessert. Fijian cultural entertainment and spectacular scenery top off a perfect evening on the water.

Approximate value: 169 FJD per person

Navua River Village

Navua River Village

This full-day guided tour begins with a relaxing 2-hour drive through beautiful coastal scenery. Arrive at Navua Jetty and board a traditional long boat for an exhilarating cruise up the Navua River, past remote villages, farmland, pristine tropical rainforest, deep gorges, meandering rapids, and cascading waterfalls. Disembark and a Fijian warrior will escort you to the village for a traditional welcoming ceremony. Witness their age-old customs, warch a performance of a war dance, and savor an authentic Fijian lunch of tantalizing tropical dishes.

Approximate value: 223 FJD per person

Sigatoka River Safari

Sigatoka River Safari

Discover a unique side of Fiji on this exciting cruise excurion down the majestic Sigatoka River. Your guided tour begins with a scenic, hour-long drive past sugar cane fields, pine forests, gorgeous coastland, remote villages. Upon arrival, board a custom-built jet boat and start your journey up the peaceful, emerald-green river. Along the way, hear about the history of the region8212including 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 local farming techniques. You may also have time for a refreshing dip in the river before receiving a traditional Fijian farewell.

Approximate value: 350 FJD per person

South Sea Island Full Day Cruise

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 from Nadi, 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 saltwater swimming pool and non-motorized watersports equipment available free of charge, including windsurfing and sailing. Spend time snorkeling to explore the underwater world, or if you want to stay dry, jump aboard the semi-submersible coral viewer. Although the island is uninhabited, you can still get a taste of Fijian culture at a traditional Meke performance and at the craft market (open Mon.-Sat.). A lunch buffet of delicious barbecue and salad is included, with unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks while on the island.

Approximate value: 203 FJD per person

South Sea Island Half Day Cruise

South Sea Island Half Day Cruise

You can't beat a day at South Sea Island, the closest day-trip island from Nadi. 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 saltwater swimming pool and non-motorized watersports equipment available free of charge, including windsurfing and sailing. Spend time snorkeling to explore the underwater world, or if you want to stay dry, jump aboard the semi-submersible coral viewer. Although the island is uninhabited, you can still get a taste of Fijian culture at a traditional Meke performance and at the craft market (open Mon.-Sat.). A lunch buffet of delicious barbecue and salad is included, with unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks while on the island.

Approximate value: 169 FJD per person

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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