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The most luxurious and exclusive way to discover the highlights of the Antipodes
With spectacular weather, this itinerary is a great option for Christmas vacations, either just for a couple or for a family with children over 6
Discover the marine giants of New Zealand with a whale watching trip in Kaikoura
Enjoy the abundant seasonal produce the Kiwis are so proud of, and so famous for
As you are combining Australia and New Zealand, the weather patterns vary. To get the most out of the destinations of both countries, the best time to visit is between April and October but it is still well worth a visit the rest of the year.
The land down under and the land of the long white cloud offer once in a lifetime opportunities, sensational scenery, unforgettable encounters and some of the world's best food and wine. This epic journey sees you travel through New Zealand before heading to Australia to explore the south and east coast.
On arrival in Auckland catch a short ferry across the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island. A stones throw from Auckland but a world away in pace, Waiheke offers the perfect respite after a long international flights. Spend the time exploring the islands main town - a hub for artists or take to the coastline to enjoy sensational walks. The main draw of Waiheke is however the food and wine and a plethora of artisan suppliers and wineries litter this small island.
Fly south to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Famous for its bubbling craters and mud-pools, the town of Rotorua offers a variety of experiences form traditional spas to adventurous mountain biking, the world-famous movie set of Hobbiton is nearby as is the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand, Lake Taupo. We have included an evening experience at Te Puia, were you will enjoy a guided tour of the geothermal landscape learning about the geology and Maori history of the area before witnessing a traditional Maori performance.
Next, fly across the Cook Straight to the vastly different South Island. Start in Kaikoura, famed for being the home to a wide variety of marine mammals including sperm and minke whales as well as orcas. Here we have included a shared whale watching cruise, but there is also the option to take a scenic flight, and make sure to sample some of the regions freshest seafood including Kaikoura’s namesake, crayfish.
Your last stop in New Zealand will be the adventure capital of Queenstown. Spend a few days here exploring the region. Take a cruise along Lake Wakatipu in a vintage steamboat along with accompanying BBQ lunch (included), soar above the clouds on a helicopter trip to the nearby Sounds or glaciers, go jet boating or just take in the stunning alpine scenery. Dare to plunge from the highest bungee jump in New Zealand or enjoy a thrilling 4WD out around Mt Aspiring National Park – the options in New Zealand’s adventure capital are endless.
The next destination on your grand tour of the antipodes is Sydney. Spend a few nights here exploring the historical Rocks District, littered with boutique shops, cafes and wine bars or head to the beautiful botanical gardens full of wild flora and fauna. During your time in the cosmopolitan city of Sydney we have included an iconic cruise around the harbor. Explore hidden bays and coves as you enjoy this scenic cruise allowing you to discover the city from a different angle.
From Sydney, fly north to the paradise island of Hamilton in the heart of the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef. Spend your days swimming in the crystal-clear reef or head out on snorkeling adventures to outer islands. Visit Whitehaven Beach and learn how to sail or take a boat out for the weekend. With a multitude of accommodation options on Hamilton Island, this defines the true Australian island experience.
Next fly to the tropical city of Cairns for one night before continuing your journey to the red center.
From the palm trees and golden beaches of Queensland, fly west to the arid plains of the Red Center and the monolithic rock known as Uluru. The outback is where you will witness true Aboriginal sentiment. Learn about the cultural significance of Ayers Rock on a guided tour around the base of Uluru or head to the skies and enjoy a scenic flight over neighboring Kata Tjuta. Enjoy an iconic Table 131 dinner under the stars at Uluru where you will enjoy a traditional Australian feast accompanied by a didgeridoo performance (included). The perfect way to end your outback experience.
When in Sydney getting out on to the harbor is a must. Depart in style from Circular Quay on a 52 foot motor yacht and embark on a four hour cruise taking in the famous sights as well as the lesser known coves and beaches of the harbor.
Explore the famous Hole in the Rock on a sightseeing cruise of the Bay of Islands, departing at 12.30pm.
On this day tour, you will explore the Blue Mountain’s National Park admiring the dramatic landscapes and varied wildlife before enjoying a picnic lunch overlooking the endless panorama.
Enjoy a day learning to surf the waves of the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney. The ideal introduction to Australia for the whole family.
Enjoy a breathtaking private helicopter journey over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, one of the world's most iconic and spectacular scenes.
This hidden and private guided tour of Sydney really gets you away from the conventional sights of Sydney. With your specialist guides and unique vehicle, explore through the eyes of two locals and learn all about Sydney from a different perspective.
This full day tour of Sydney is designed for guests who not only want to see the iconic sites of Australia's most prominent city but also to meet the locals and get under the skin of New South Wales' cosmopolitan capital.
On the Edge is a large, spacious sailing catamaran design especially for day sailing adventures throughout Queensland's Whitsunday Islands.
Watch the sun set over the golden hues of Uluru and Kata-Tjuta National Park and listen to the sounds of the didgeridoo filling the air as you sit to enjoy a delectable Aussie feast as the stars twinkle above you.
Home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Te Puia is a cultural center just 5-minutes from the center of Rotorua. Immerse yourself in Maori culture and visit the Pohutu Geyser during your visit to the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley.
Discover Queenstown’s pioneering history as you travel across Lake Wakatipu aboard the 103-year old steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue lunch.
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site. It is a place of belonging and enjoyment that is central to the life of the nation and special to all New Zealanders.
A private helicopter day trip flying over the Whitsunday Islands for a beach landing on Whitehaven Beach, followed by a delicious picnic lunch.
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Waiheke Island, Auckland and the Coromandel, New Zealand
Rotorua, Central North Island, New Zealand
Kaikoura, Canterbury and the West Coast, New Zealand
Queenstown, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia