Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under 

Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under

18-Day Melbourne to Auckland Land Tour

Join Abercrombie & Kent for their 18-Day Luxury Small Group Journey, Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under. Marvel at this region’s extraordinary diversity in landscapes from the rugged Outback to the Southern Alps. You will delight at the unique wildlife and meet friendly locals while gaining an authentic perspective of life Down Under. Hand-selected luxury accommodations combine with the leadership of a Resident Tour Director®and unrivaled insider-access moments for an unforgettable experience.

Luxury Accommodations, Diverse Landscapes and More

Cruise Line: Abercrombie & Kent
Departure: 2/11/2019 to 12/16/2019
Length: 18 Days
Starts: Melbourne, Australia
Starting from
per person

Cruise Amenities

Book this trip now with Cruise Specialists and receive the following exclusive amenities!

Abercrombie & Kent Advantages, Highlights and Inclusions:
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Full Breakfast Daily: Select Lunches and Dinners
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides
  • Observe native Australian species firsthand, including koalas, platypuses, Tasmanian devils and Kangaroos at Sydney's Taronga Zoo
  • Experience the wonders of Australia's Great Barrier Reef on a full-day excursion aboard a stylish, intimate vessel
  • Cruise through New Zealand's spectacular Milford Sound and view the stunning Franz Josef Glacier on a guided walk
  • Airport Meet and Greet with private transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling
  • Traveller's Valet® Laundry Service
  • Internet Access (where available)
  • Entrance fees, taxes and all gratuities except Resident Tour Director

Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under

Fares as low as $14,995 and Luxury Accommodations, Diverse Landscapes and More!

Down Under 2019
Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under
Melbourne, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand
18 Days ♦ 2/11/2019 to 12/16/2019
Fares start from $14,995 per person
Day 1 Arrive in Melbourne, Australia
Afternoon city tour, welcome dinner
Park Hyatt Melbourne
Day 2 Melbourne, Australia
Breakfast at Hotel, then Private Sheep Farm Experience with morning tea, sheep shearing demonstration, Lunch featuring organic farm produce and local wines
Park Hyatt Melbourne
Day 3 Uluru, Australia 
Flight to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Afternoon tour of Kata Tjuta National Park (the Olgas). Scenic Sundowner; view sunset at Uluru with sparkling wine and canapés.
Sails in the Desert (Outback Resort), plus all meals
Day 4 Uluru, Australia; Port Douglas, Australia
Sunrise viewing at Uluru, breakfast at hotel. Guided tour of Uluru. Fly to Cairns and continue to Port Douglas.
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Day 5 Port Douglas, Australia
Travel to Mossman Gorge for guided walk at Daintree National Park. Exclusive Abercrombie & Kent visit to Botanical Ark for Chef's Table lunch. Retun to Port Douglas for free time.
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa, plus all meals
Day 6 Port Douglas/Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Full-Day at Great Barrier Reef aboard intimate, comfortable vessel, includes guided snorkeling tour.
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa, plus breakfast and lunch
Days 7-8 Sydney, Australia
Fly to Sydney with afternoon at your leisure. Dine at a local, fine restaurant. Next day, embark on chartered morning tea cruise of Sydney Harbour. Lunch at local restaurant, followed by walking tour in Rocks District.
The Langham, Sydney, plus breakfast and dinner (Day 7) and breakfast and lunch (Day 8) 
Days 9-10 Sydney, Australia
After breakfast, your entire day is free. The next day, Ride Like a Local as you ride the ferry for a guided tour of Taronga Zoo, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour with lunch at Sydney Opera House.
The Langham, Sydney, plus breakfast (Day 9) and all meals (Day 10)
Day 11 Christchurch, New Zealand 
Fly to Christchurch, where you will enjoy a guided city tour and boat ride on the Avon River before dinner.
The George, Christchurch, plus breakfast and lunch (Accommodations vary by departure date, ask for details)
Day 12 Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Embark on the TranzAlpine train for a scenic railway journey through the Southern Alps to Greymouth, where you will enjoy lunch at a local brewery. Continue on to Franz Josef.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef, plus breakfast and dinner 
Day 13  Franz Josef, New Zealand
Follow the glacier's path on a guided hike, followed by an afternoon at your leisure.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef, plus breakfast
Day 14  Queenstown, New Zealand
Take in New Zealand's unique landscapes on a scenic drive along the coastline, through a rainforest and stopping in Wanaka for lunch before arriving in Queenstown. Tonight you will dine at a local restaurant.
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa, Queenstown, plus breakfast
Day 15  Queenstown, New Zealand
Scenic flight to Milford Sound*, embark on a cruise of the southern fjords and waterfalls, looking out for wildlife. Fly back to Queenstown to enjoy a free evening.
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa, Queenstown, plus breakfast *note that this excursion is weather permitting
Day 16 Queenstown, New Zealand 
Tour Arrowtown, Kawarau Bungy Bridge, Gibbston Valley wine tasting, followed by lunch. Return to Queenstown.
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa, Queenstown, plus breakfast
Day 17 Auckland, New Zealand
Fly to Auckland, tour the Auckland Museum, watch a cultural performance and tour the Taonga Maori Gallery. Say goodbye in a special farewell dinner.
SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, plus breakast
Day 18 Auckland, New Zealand
Transfer to airport for your departure
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 Luxury Accommodations, Diverse Landscapes and More!
Fares shown are per person, based on double occupancy, minimum available category and in USD. Single supplements may be available. Fares include all specified accommodations, meals and fully guided sightseeing (including park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary; airport transfers to/from hotels in the first/last published city regardless of day of arrival and departure; services of A&K Resident Tour Director; coffee/tea/soft drinks/ water at included meals; local wine and beer at all designated welcome and farewell dinners; local bottled water during sightseeing; porterage of two (2) pieces of baggage; complimentary Internet access (where available on land); hotel taxes; gratuities throughout, except to the Resident Tour Director/Extension guide. A&K's Travelling Bell Boy Service is provided and subject to limitations at airports, rail stations and points of embarkation for cruises; A&K's Traveller's Valet includes laundry service for 8 pieces. Dry cleaning is not included. A&K's Breakfast in Bed service is included up to 2 times per journey. Upgrades may be available for additional charge. Not included is international airfare to/from start/end points. Landings and excursions are subject to weather conditions. Please inquire about Visa requirements. We reserve the right to correct errors.