New Year's Eve Down Under (PY)

21 Day Tour from Sydney to Queenstown

2018 Tour Details View 2019 Tour Details »

Vibrant cities, spectacular scenery, unique and adorable animals, and the world-famous Sydney fireworks on New Year's Eve…this Australia and New Zealand tour has it all! You'll overnight in Sydney, Cairns, Uluru (Ayres Rock), Alice Springs, Melbourne, Auckland, Rotorua, Mount Cook, and Queenstown. Along the way, enjoy sightseeing and free time in the cities, opportunities to learn about the local cultures, and visits to some of the world's most scenic areas.

Tour highlights include the amazing Great Barrier Reef, where you can snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or learn about this underwater world that explodes with colors and beauty from a marine biologist. Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), where you'll witness an amazing sunset and watch the colors change on sacred Uluru. In New Zealand, take a cruise through some of the world’s most stunning scenery of Milford Sound at Fiordland National Park and marvel at sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforest. Witness breathtaking beauty at Mount Cook National Park, home to New Zealand's tallest mountain, glaciers, and beautiful lakes.

To make your Australia and New Zealand tour unique, Globus has included many special experiences, including an animal encounter at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. This fun opportunity lets you get close to some of the zoo's resident animals. In New Zealand, a kiwi encounter at Rainbow Springs gives you a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about the life of New Zealand's iconic native bird before it is released into the wild.

All of this and much more—including a New Year’s Eve cruise on Sydney Harbour with fireworks at midnight—are included on this once-in-a-lifetime tour through Australia and New Zealand!
866.254.0703

 Destinations & Sightseeing

SYDNEY
Sightseeing tour; visit the Opera House and botanic gardens, enjoy a guided Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Australian Walkabout Tour at the Taronga Zoo; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite New Year’s Eve harbor cruise with fireworks
CAIRNS
Rainforest Skyrail; Kuranda Scenic Railway; Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities
ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
Sightseeing tour around the base of the rock, visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); sunset toast
ALICE SPRINGS
Sightseeing tour; visit the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph Station; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Outback barbecue
MELBOURNE
Sightseeing tour including Fitzroy Gardens; Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch
AUCKLAND
Sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner atop Auckland’s Sky Tower
WAITOMO
Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves
ROTORUA
Enjoy a traditional Hangi dinner and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Maori cultural performance; visit Rainbow Springs; behind-the-scenes visit at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Kiwi Encounter; visit the Agrodome and Te Puia
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; farm demonstration and farewell dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm
Notes:

New Year’s Eve Harbor Cruise: an exclusion zone is assigned to cruise boats by NSW Roads and Maritime. The Captain makes every effort to position the vessel for optimum viewing of the fireworks display; however, the exact location of the vessel cannot be guaranteed due to the heavy traffic and congestion on the harbor.

Passengers must be 18 years of age or older.

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, 3 lunches, 8 dinners including an Outback barbecue in Alice Springs, a traditional Hangi dinner in Rotorua, and a farewell dinner in Queenstown

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Welcome to Australia! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner. This is a good time to meet your fellow travelers, get your questions answered, and prepare for your adventure.

DinnerDinner

Day 2 SYDNEY

Start your day with a city sightseeing tour, including such landmarks as the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a guided tour of its interior and theaters. See Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS and enjoy sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a walk around the Rocks, the site of the first European settlement in Australia, now home to shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Later, visit TARONGA ZOO with its 4,000 animals including Australia natives such as kangaroo, wallaby, little penguins, and the Tasmanian devil. Enjoy a special guided Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite AUSTRALIAN WALKABOUT TOUR which provides a unique opportunity to learn about some of Taronga Zoo’s most amazing residents.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 SYDNEY

Today is at leisure. You may wish to spend some time in Darling Harbour with its many shops and restaurants or shop for a favorite souvenir. This evening, a special New Year’s Eve celebration awaits. First, take to the water on a harbor Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CRUISE complete with canapés and a 4-course dinner followed by music and dancing. At the stroke of midnight, be treated to a champagne toast and some of the most amazing fireworks you’ll ever see. Here is your chance to ring in the New Year amongst the world-famous Sydney fireworks. It will be a night to remember!

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 4 SYDNEY

Today, you can relax from your New Year’s Eve celebration. Perhaps venture to the nearby beaches of Manly or Bondi, explore the cobblestone streets of the Rocks, or stroll through one of the city’s many gardens. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional activities.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 SYDNEY–CAIRNS

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Upon arrival, be whisked away on the RAINFOREST SKYRAIL which travels over Australia’s pristine tropical rainforest and offers incredible views of the valley below. Be sure to have your camera ready for incredible photo opportunities. Return via the KURANDA SCENIC RAILWAY. The famous railway winds its way through the millions-of-years-old rainforest, passing spectacular waterfalls and into the Barron Gorge. Check in to your Cairns hotel for a 3-night stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 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, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. During your time here, you may choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, and attend a presentation by a marine biologist.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 7 CAIRNS

A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. You may wish to visit nearby Cape Tribulation or Mossman Gorge, spend some time at the Cairns Lagoon, enjoy a stroll along the Esplanade, or shop for a bargain at the popular Cairns Night Market. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Fly this morning to Australia’s “Red Center.” Enjoy a TOUR around the base of the rock, learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Visit KATA TJUTA (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, enjoy an amazing sunset and a celebratory DRINK as you watch the colors change on sacred Uluru.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS

Today, fly to Alice Springs located in Australia’s Outback. Sightseeing includes a visit to the SCHOOL OF THE AIR to learn how the school was started, how classes are broadcasted, and the difference it makes to children in remote regions of Australia. Also, visit the OLD TELEGRAPH STATION, the birthplace of Alice Springs, and discover the importance this early settlement has with connecting Australia to the rest of the world. Tonight, a unique Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite OUTBACK BARBECUE featuring music, stargazing, a boomerang demonstration, and typical campfire fare. Relax underneath a chandelier of stars and enjoy this awe-inspiring Outback experience.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 10 ALICE SPRINGS–MELBOURNE

Today, fly to Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital with Victorian-era architecture, extensive restaurants and shopping, arcades and lanes, and beautiful parks and gardens.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 MELBOURNE

This morning’s sightseeing includes landmarks such as Federation Square, the Melbourne Museum, and beautiful FITZROY GARDENS. See Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia’s war heroes. Discover Victorian terraced homes in East Melbourne, and see the bustling streets of Chinatown and the Queen Victoria Market. Next, enjoy a unique lunch experience aboard the historic COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. With the remainder of the day at leisure, why not venture to Phillip Island to witness the world-famous Penguin Parade?

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 12 MELBOURNE

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city on your own. Spend time at the Old Melbourne Gaol, once home to legendary outlaw, Ned Kelly; sit at a café and enjoy a coffee; wander along the scenic Yarra River; or take an optional excursion to see the incredible Great Ocean Road. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 MELBOURNE–AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

This morning, bid farewell to Australia as you board your flight to Auckland. This evening, join us atop Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Auckland’s SKY TOWER, where the dining room rotates once every hour, providing a unique experience with amazing 360-degree panoramas of the city and harbor below.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 14 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 the historic Parnell Village. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You can explore on you own or participate in a selection of optional activities. In the evening, why not enjoy a glass of New Zealand’s famous wine while dining at one of Auckland’s world-class restaurants?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15 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 take a silent boat trip through Glowworm Grotto as you glide quietly beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms. In the afternoon, continue over the Mamaku Ranges to Rotorua. Enjoy a traditional HANGI DINNER, cooked beneath the ground with hot stones. Dinner is followed by an authentic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite MAORI CULTURAL PERFORMANCE of singing, dancing, and storytelling.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 16 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 in the national parks. 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 to TE PUIA, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area with New Zealand’s largest geyser and boiling mud pools. 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 or massage therapies at the Polynesian Spa.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 17 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. 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.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 18 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 19 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Today, travel to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board your ship and CRUISE through MILFORD SOUND and witness some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. See sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls cascading into the sea, glaciers, and rainforest. Keep a lookout for fur seals, dolphins, and other wildlife. It will be a day you won’t soon forget!

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 20 QUEENSTOWN

A full day at leisure for your own Queenstown discoveries. Consider a trip on the Skyline Gondola, the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere, where you’ll enjoy amazing views of the area and Lake Wakatipu below. Other options include a visit to a local vineyard to sample some of the prize vintages or a thrilling jet boat ride on the Dart River. This evening, CRUISE across Lake Wakatipu aboard the vintage TSS Earnslaw steamship to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Enjoy a FARM DEMONSTRATION that provides a glimpse of life on the farm followed by a festive farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director. The perfect ending to your South Pacific vacation.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 21 QUEENSTOWN

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.

MARIE MARTINE SOPHIE LAMALETIE

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

I really enjoy finding common ground with our guests. Traveling to new places often highlights differences which we can all learn from each other. As a guide, finding the common ground between our guests and the people and the places we visit is what I enjoy most about my job.

Tour Director - MARIE MARTINE SOPHIE LAMALETIE

 Accommodations

Sydney
Cairns
Uluru
Alice Springs
Melbourne
Auckland
Rotorua
Mount Cook Region
Queenstown

 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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Sydney
Cairns
Uluru
Melbourne
Auckland
Rotorua
Queenstown
Mount Cook

Sydney

Sydney Tower Panoramic Dinner

Sydney Tower Panoramic Dinner

Enjoy a memorable experience with excellent cuisine and incomparable views from atop Sydney Tower.

Price Range: $$

The Rock's Pub Tour

The Rock's Pub Tour

Walk in the footsteps of the Australia's early convicts, mischievous gangs and locals of the past as you share a drink in four of Sydney's oldest pubs. Between watering holes, your guide will take you through the alleys and cobbled streets of The Rocks as they share the gossip, legends and stories of Australia's first European settlement. Learn about the fight for the title 'Sydney's Oldest Pub', what is the 6 O'clock Swill, how beer quelled the rum rebellion, and more stories, myths, and legends that you can pack into two and a half hours of fun.

Price Range: $$

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: $

Sydney Tower Eye & 4D Experience

Sydney Tower Eye & 4D Experience

Stroll around the Observation Deck and take in 360 degrees of Sydney sights. Finish your visit to Sydney Tower with a 4D cinema experience showcasing footage from famous Sydney locations.

Price Range: $

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: $$$$

Cairns

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Daintree Rainforest region of far north Queensland.

Price Range: $$$

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Mix and mingle with the local wildlife of Tropical North Queensland including crocodiles, cassowaries, kolas and more!

Price Range: $$

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Experience the world's most beautiful rainforest experience. The Skyrail experience is a must do Cairns attraction spanning 7.5kms (4.6 miles) over pristine railforest, allowing you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.

Price Range: $$

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with Night Fire Dinner

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with Night Fire Dinner

Night Fire is Tjapukai's signature evening activity where you will meet the Indigenous rainforest people. Follow the Tjapukai warriors to a corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. You'll enjoy traditional Australian meats, seafood and an array of salads and desserts. Relax around the fire with the Tjapukai warriors where there is time for an intimate chat, an end to a night of cultural entertainment.

Price Range: $$$

Paronella Park

Paronella Park

The World Heritage Listed rainforests of Tropical North Queensland are over 180 million years old - the oldest in the world. Your experienced guide will introduce you to this fragile, unique and unimaginably beautiful natural wonderland during the day, from the Mamu Tropical Skywalk's 37m (122 foot) high viewing tower, and again after sunset. Paronella Park has received multiple Queensland tourism awards, is State and National Heritage listed and is a National Trust listed property.

Price Range: $$$

Barron River Rafting

Barron River Rafting

For an action packed afternoon of fun and adventure, raft your way through the world Heritage Listed rainforest of the stunning Barron Gorge! Grade 2-3 guided White Water Rafting with no experience necessary. Tea and coffee included.

Price Range: $$$

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight

Enjoy the exhilaration of flying over the 8th Wonder of the World - The Great Barrier Reef. You've seen the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef from below, now get ready to see if from a whole new angle! Flying low over the reef, your pilot will show you the wonders that live beneath the sea as you search for sea turtles, manta rays and dugong (an aquatic mammal). You will marvel at the sheer size of coral displays that form part of the Great Barrier Reef. The scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef lasts approximately 10 minutes.

Price Range: $$$

Uluru

Stargazing in the Outback

Stargazing in the Outback

This star gazing tour will take you on a fact finding journey through the southern night sky, enhancing your knowledge on astronomy and its beginnings.

Price Range: $

Ayers Rock by Helicopter

Ayers Rock by Helicopter

Take in Ayers Rock and the stunning surroundings on an exciting helicopter journey.

Price Range: $$$$

Field of Light Uluru  - Limited Time Special Exhibit

Field of Light Uluru - Limited Time Special Exhibit

The Field of Light art installation, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist, Bruce Munro, has come home to the place that inspired it - Uluru. More than 50,000 slender stems crowned with frosted glass spheres bloom as darkness falls over Australias' spiritual heartland. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Price Range: $

Ayers Rock Sunrise Camel Ride

Ayers Rock Sunrise Camel Ride

Experience the Red Centre the Australian way! In the company of an expert Local Guide, head out into the fresh morning air for a peaceful, one-hour camel ride through the red sand dunes of the Outback.

Price Range: $$

Harley Around the Rock

Harley Around the Rock

Are you a thrill seeker? Do you want to try something different? Now is your chance - see Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the back of a late model Heritage Softail Harley Davidson.

Price Range: $$$$

Melbourne

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Express

Phillip Island Penguin Parade 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: $$$

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.

Price Range: $

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.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: $$$

Yarra Valley Food & Wine Day Tour

Yarra Valley Food & Wine Day Tour

Discover the flavors of the Yarra Valley on a full-day food and 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: $$$

Kangaroos & Koalas in the Wild

Kangaroos & Koalas in the Wild

Walk through natural bushland and experience Australia's wildlife up close, led by an experienced Wildlife Guide. On this one day Melbourne wildlife tour, you'll not only gain some great experiences, but you'll also be contributing to the health and wellbeing of Australia's native animals.

Price Range: $$$$

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: $$

Sports Lovers Tour of Melbourne

Sports Lovers Tour of Melbourne

Love sports? Then, you will love the sports lovers' tour featuring the National Sports Museum! Your knowledgeable and passionate tour-host will take you behind the scenes of Melbourne's world class sporting venues and show you why, in Melbourne, sport is a way of life. Explore behind the scenes of the venues that host Australia's favorite sporting events. Visit Flemington Race Course, home of the Melbourne Cup - the horse race that stops the nation. Drive around Albert Park, on the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix Circuit. Visit the National Sports Museum at The Melbourne Cricket Ground, home of Australia's most extensive collection of sporting artefacts. More than just a museum, it captures the spirit of Australia's rich sporting traditions and more. Please note that all venues are subject to availability. Lunch included.

Price Range: $$

Auckland

Auckland Dinner Cruise

Auckland Dinner Cruise

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

Price Range: $$

America's Cup Sailing Experience

America's Cup Sailing Experience

Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America's Cup yacht on Auckland's beautiful Waitemata Harbour.

Price Range: $$$

Explore Beautiful Waiheke Island

Explore Beautiful Waiheke Island

Only a short ferry ride from Auckland but yet a world a way. The island is home to boutique vineyards, incredible scenery, beautiful beaches, and fun shops and restaurants. It's a great way to spend the day like a native Aucklander!

Price Range: $$$$

Rotorua

Scenic Crater Lakes Flight by Floatplane

Scenic Crater Lakes Flight by Floatplane

Take a scenic floatplane trip over the hidden lakes district.

Price Range: $$$

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Valley by Floatplane

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Valley by 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 Tours

Rotorua Duck Tours

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 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

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

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

Price Range: $$

Mt Tarawera Volcano Landing by Helicopter

Mt Tarawera Volcano Landing by Helicopter

Fly to and land on the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand's living memory. Standing on Mount Tarawera offers a privileged view of spectacular craters and domes formed by the 1886 eruption. Here you will enjoy an interesting commentary based on the region's history, culture and geology. Land and explore the volcano on food with our guide. Flights to and from the volcano take in expansive views of the stunning Lakes District and a view of Mount Tarawera from above! Have your cameras ready!

Price Range: $$$$

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the beautiful setting for The Shire that was featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings. Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Next, your guide will escort you through the 12 acre site recounting fascinating details on how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created, showing you the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations, and explaining how movie magic was made. After your tour of the film set you have time to visit the Green Dragon Inn, The Shire's Rest Cafe, and the popular Shire Store.

Price Range: $$

Redwoods TreeWalk at Night

Redwoods TreeWalk at Night

The TreeWalk consists of 21 suspension bridges traversing between 22 Californian coastal redwoods. It gives walkers a unique view of the native undergrowth below from up to 12 meters (40 feet) above the ground. The TreeWalk allows plenty of time to appreciate the beauty of the forest that is quite different from what you experience on the ground. In the evening, the forest and ferns are illuminated by 30 suspended lanterns designed by David Trubridge and multiple colored spot lights. A truly unique night time experience!

Price Range: $

Queenstown

Panorama Evening

Panorama Evening

Take a cable car to the top of Bob's Peak for a wonderful dinner and one of the best views in the world!

Price Range: $$

Upgrade One-Way Flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

Upgrade One-Way Flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

After your cruise of Milford Sound, take a scenic flight back to Queenstown.

Price Range: $$$$

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

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 offers 60 minutes of unforgettable thrills, spins and exhilaration across three waterways in one of the world's most stunning locations.

Price Range: $$

Helicopter Flight over the Remarkables Mountains with Landing

Helicopter Flight over the Remarkables Mountains with Landing

See Queenstown's most famous and iconic mountain range from one mile high. This "Remarkable" excursion takes you towards the South Eastern shores of Lake Wakatipu where the Remarkables stand tall over Queenstown - one of only two Mountain ranges in the world that run directly North to South. Soar straight to the top and take in the views of the incredible alpine environment. On the top, we make a landing and shutdown the helicopter to allow you to take in the grandeur scale of the Wakatipu Basin. Take the ultimate photograph, breathe in the southern fresh air and you may even be lucky enough to enjoy some fresh snow. From there, your helicopter will take off and make its way back to base, showing off the picturesque scenery of Queenstown on the way down.

Price Range: $$$$

Discover Arrowtown and Wanaka

Discover Arrowtown and Wanaka

Discover the beauty of Arrowton and Wanaka with a half day tour exploring these stunning towns. Experience Arrowtown's charming streets, journey over the Crown Range (New Zealand's highest main road), and learn the histiory of the area and take in breathtaking view at every turn.

Price Range: $$$

Queenstown Wine Trail Tour

Queenstown Wine Trail Tour

Take this tour and experience the true flavor of the local pinot noir and other wine varietals at three premium vineyards.

Price Range: $$$

Station to Station Bike Ride

Station to Station Bike Ride

The perfect half day - an independent cycling trip experiencing the best that Queenstown has to offer. Enjoy a Spirit of Queenstown cruise to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm, stopping at Bob's Cove to view flora and fauna up close and spectacular views towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, the Southern Alps and The Remarkables mountain range. Disembark the vessel and journey between Mt Nicholas and Walter Peak (high country farms) located on the western shores of Lake Wakatipu as you cycle along a quiet country road through open farm land at your own pace. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, watch the landscape unfold and take in the panoramic alpine views while cycling 14 kms (8.6 miles) along a remote but public, shingle road to Colonel's Homestead at Walter Peak. Then, enjoy a BBQ lunch at Walter Peak before boarding the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw for the return cruise to Queenstown. What a perfect way to see the best of Queenstown!

Price Range: $$$

Mount Cook

Glacier Encounter Helicopter Flight - 25 minutes

Glacier Encounter Helicopter Flight - 25 minutes

Enjoy a scenic helicopter 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

Tasman Valley 4WD

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: $$

Tasman Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight - 35 Minutes

Tasman Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight - 35 Minutes

No trip to New Zealand is complete without seeing Aoraki/ Mt Cook. This flight takes in the magnificent scenery of Mount Cook National Park.

Price Range: $$$$

Tasman Glacier Experience by Ski Plane or Helicopter - 35 minutes

Tasman Glacier Experience by Ski Plane or Helicopter - 35 minutes

35 minute ski plane or helicopter scenic experience through the Mt Cook National Park. Stunning scenic flight up the Tasman Valley, through the Hochstetter Icefall, with a landing on the mid-snowfields of the Tasman Glacier.

Price Range: $$$$

Glacier Highlights by Ski Plane or Helicopter - 45 minutes

Glacier Highlights by Ski Plane or Helicopter - 45 minutes

Enjoy this 45 minute ski plane or helicopter scenic experience through Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Breathtaking views from the moment you're airborne. Experience everything Mt Cook National Park has to offer.

Price Range: $$$$

 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).

Top