Wines of Australia & New Zealand with the Great Barrier Reef & Fiji (PWY)

25 Day Tour from Carins to Nadi

2019 Tour Details

Australia and New Zealand have developed an international reputation for award-winning wines and on this Australia and New Zealand tour, you'll visit many of the wine regions and tour some of the wineries. You'll overnight in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Queenstown, Wellington, Napier, and Auckland, stopping first at the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns). End your vacation in tropical Fiji with a sightseeing tour and plenty of leisure time to swim, snorkel, take a bike ride, or relax on the beach.



In Australia, visit the wine regions of Yarra Valley, with a cold climate perfect for high-quality grape growing; Barossa Valley, one of the world’s great wine growing areas; and Hunter Valley, home to over 120 wineries. Lunch at Rochford Wines (a special experience included by Globus) gives you an introduction to Australia's wines. Also visit some of Australia’s most famous wineries, including Jacobs Creek; Seppeltsfield, famous as the world’s only winery to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year; and McGuigan Wines, named International Winemaker of the Year for a record four times. In New Zealand, enjoy lunch at a winery on beautiful Waiheke Island and visit the Hawke's Bay region, New Zealand's second-largest wine region.

In addition to wineries, this Australia and New Zealand tour also features a visit to Kangaroo Island, where you’ll see kangaroos, koalas, Australian sea lions, New Zealand fur seals, and stunning views. At Healesville Sanctuary, the best place to see Australia’s wildlife in their natural habitat, see wombats, kangaroos, dingoes, platypus, and more. In New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, witness some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery of Milford Sound on your cruise. In Cairns, take a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. There’s time to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, and attend a presentation by a marine biologist.



All of this and much more—including a tasting tour at Adelaide’s thriving Central Market—await you on this marvelous tour through Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

GREAT BARRIER REEF (CAIRNS)
Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities; Monograms Local Host service
MELBOURNE
Welcome dinner; sightseeing; visit Fitzroy Gardens
YARRA VALLEY
Visit to Healesville Sanctuary; lunch and tasting at Rochford Wines; Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
ADELAIDE
Sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite tasting tour at Adelaide’s Central Market
KANGAROO ISLAND
Seal Bay Conservation Park; Remarkable Rocks; visit to Admirals Arch
BAROSSA VALLEY
Lunch and tasting at Jacobs Creek: tour and tasting at Seppeltsfield; visit to Hahndorf
SYDNEY
Sightseeing; visit the Opera House and botanic gardens
HUNTER VALLEY
Tasting at McGuigan Wines; lunch and tasting at Hope Estate; visit to Hunter Valley Gardens and a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local cheese maker
QUEENSTOWN
Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound
WELLINGTON
Sightseeing including cable car ride; visit the botanic gardens
NAPIER
Dinner and tasting at Mission Estates Winery; sightseeing
AUCKLAND
Sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite excursion to Waiheke island with winery visit and farewell lunch
FIJI
Sightseeing tour; visit the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and Viseisei Village; stop at Vuda Lookout, Namaka Market, and Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu Temple; Monograms Local Host service
Notes:

  • Visits to specific vineyards may become unavailable for a number of reasons beyond our control. If this should happen, another vineyard will be substituted.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 2 dinners including a farewell lunch on Waiheke Island

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 ARRIVE IN CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA

Welcome to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”

Day 2 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 Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOUR, view the reef from an underwater observatory, watch a fish feeding, or enjoy a marine touch tank.

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Day 3 CAIRNS

A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. Your Local Host will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

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Day 4 CAIRNS-MELBOURNE

Fly to Melbourne. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. This evening, join your travel group for a 6 pm welcome briefing and dinner at your hotel.

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Day 5 MELBOURNE

City sightseeing includes landmarks such as Federation Square, Queen Victoria Market, FITZROY GARDENS, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, and more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

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Day 6 MELBOURNE. EXCURSION TO YARRA VALLEY

Journey to the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s premium wine regions. With its cool climate, the valley is perfect for high-quality grape growing and the area is well known for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, sparkling wine, and a wide range of varietals. First stop is HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY, world-renowned as the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. See koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey, and platypus during your time here. Then, it’s on to ROCHFORD WINES for lunch along with a tasting of the vineyard’s wines. Before heading back to Melbourne, we’ll stop at the YARRA VALLEY CHOCOLATERIE, where they hand-craft over 250 different chocolate products. Here’s your chance to try a variety of chocolates and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Day 7 MELBOURNE

A full free day to explore more of Melbourne on your own. You may wish to consider a day tour to the scenic Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles” or travel to Phillip Island and see the famous Penguin Parade.

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Day 8 MELBOURNE–ADELAIDE

Fly to Adelaide, where sightseeing includes St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Adelaide Oval, and North Adelaide. Your tour ends at the city’s Central Market, a thriving hub for food and culture for over 148 years. While here, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TASTING TOUR of the market. Enjoy a range of delicious samples that represent the multicultural community of South Australia. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Why not indulge in Adelaide’s fabulous food and wine scene this evening?

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Day 9 ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND

This morning, travel to KANGAROO ISLAND, one of the best places to see Australia’s native wildlife up close. Visit SEAL BAY CONSERVATION PARK for the chance to walk on the beach and learn more about the rare colony of Australia sea lions. Visit REMARKABLE ROCKS with its stunning views and unique formations. After lunch, explore the lighthouse and rugged cliffs found at ADMIRALS ARCH, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals. Return to Adelaide late this evening.

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Day 10 ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO THE BAROSSA VALLEY & HAHNDORF

Wind your way through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to the Barossa, one of the world’s great wine regions, renowned for its food, wine, cultural experiences, and easygoing lifestyle. Our first stop is for a visit to JACOBS CREEK, one of Australia’s most famous wineries. Here, enjoy a walking tour of the vineyard as well as a farm-to-table style lunch. Next, a tasting at SEPPELTSFIELD, which was established in 1851 and is famous for the unbroken lineage of its Tawny Centennial Collection, with every vintage from 1878 to the current year. The estate remains the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year. Continue to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. During your free time here, you can explore the many shops and galleries filled with local arts, crafts, and produce. Return to Adelaide, where your evening is at leisure.

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Day 11 ADELAIDE–SYDNEY

Board your flight to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Upon arrival, a sightseeing tour includes the famous SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and a visit to the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS for great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbor. The remainder of the day is yours to explore more Sydney.

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Day 12 SYDNEY. EXCURSION TO HUNTER VALLEY

Today takes us to Hunter Valley, home to over 120 wineries. Our first stop is at MCGUIGAN WINES, named “International Winemaker of the Year” for a world-record four times. Their knowledgeable staff will guide you through a tasting of McGuigan’s wines. Next, enjoy lunch and a tasting at HOPE ESTATE, known for their Shiraz, Sémillon, Chardonnay, and Verdelho. There’s also time to explore the 60 acres of HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS, home to 10 unique gardens including a sunken garden, rose garden, and Italian grotto. Before returning to Sydney, visit a local Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CHEESE MAKER to sample some of the artisan cheese and learn how it is made. Evening is at leisure.

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Day 13 SYDNEY

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks district, explore vibrant Darling Harbour, or 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.

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Day 14 SYDNEY – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

This morning, bid farewell to Australia as you board your flight to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may want to enjoy a stroll along Lake Wakatipu and watch the sunset or enjoy a glass of wine at a local café.

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Day 15 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Today, travel to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. During your CRUISE on the fiord, see cascading waterfalls, wildlife, and experience this pristine natural setting just as early Maori and European explorers did.

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Day 16 QUEENSTOWN

A full day for you to explore Queenstown on your own. You may want to take an exciting jet boat ride on the Dart River, shop for a favorite souvenir in the many boutiques around town, or take a gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak for amazing views below.

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Day 17 QUEENSTOWN – WELLINGTON

Today, fly to Wellington, located on New Zealand’s North Island. This capital city is known for its vibrant art scene, world-class restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. This evening is at leisure.

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Day 18 WELLINGTON

Our day begins with a sightseeing tour of Wellington. Take a scenic CABLE CAR ride, visit the beautiful BOTANIC GARDENS, see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city and harbor from the top of Mount Victoria. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own.

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Day 19 WELLIINGTON – NAPIER

Travel across New Zealand’s North Island to the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region, known for its gourmet food and world-class wineries. This evening, dinner is served at MISSION ESTATES WINERY.

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Day 20 NAPIER – LAKE TAUPO – AUCKLAND

This morning’s tour explains how a national disaster resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world. Your Local Guide will entertain you with historical stories and point out unique architecture details. On our way to Auckland, we make a photo stop at picturesque Lake Taupo. Then it’s on to the “City of Sails” for a 2-night stay. This evening is at leisure. You may wish to travel to the top of Sky City for amazing views of the city and harbor below.

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Day 21 AUCKLAND. EXCURSION TO WAIHEKE ISLAND

This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Auckland. 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 you’ll visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINERY for a tour tasting and farewell lunch.

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Day 22 QUEENSTOWN–NADI, FIJI

Fly from Queenstown to Nadi, Fiji. Spend the next three nights at one of the most majestic islands in the South Pacific.

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Day 23 NADI

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island. Visit the GARDEN OF THE SLEEPING GIANT to see a private collection of stunning tropical orchids and visit VISEISEI VILLAGE, where the Fijian people first landed centuries ago. Stop at the VUDA LOOKOUT, a tropical fruit farm perched on a cliff, where you’ll sample fruit and juice from the orchard. Visit a local market and explore the stalls selling fresh produce at NAMAKA MARKET; then stop at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Hindu temple, SRI SIVA SUBRAMANIYA. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 24 NADI

A full day at your leisure. You may wish to take a stroll on Denarau Beach, play a round of golf, enjoy a spa treatment or just relax by your resort’s pool.

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Day 25 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.

MARIE-ANNE OUWEHAND

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

I look forward to guiding visitors to my home country that I love deeply. New Zealand is an amazing country; full of wonder and delight, awesome places to see and friendly faces to meet. A background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine, and shopping...that's my home...a whole country of wonderful things to see and do.

Tour Director - MARIE-ANNE OUWEHAND

 Accommodations

Cairns
Melbourne
Adelaide
Sydney
Queenstown
Wellington
Napier
Auckland
Nadi

 Optional Excursions

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