Exploring Australia and New Zealand

Oct. 13 – Nov. 3, 2021

Tour Details

Number of days: 
22
Cost: 
$8,295
Activity Level: 
Level 3
Max Passengers: 
24
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
Tour Brochure 
Tour Description 


  • Enjoy a day-long excursion to the Great Barrier Reef with the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and view the reef.
  • In Cairns, board a vintage steam train to the village of Kuranda and descend via Skyrail gondolas.
  • Embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour to meet Walpiri tribespeople and learn about their ancient culture.
  • Visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is the traditional land of the aboriginal peoples and home of Uluru (Ayers Rock).
  • Watch the sun set over the fabled sandstone monolith of Ayers Rock.
  • With three nights in cosmopolitan Sydney, see the city’s sights, including the iconic Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Featherdale Wildlife Park.
  • Enjoy a lunch cruise by catamaran around Sydney Harbour.
  • Fly to Christchurch, New Zealand’s English-accented “Garden City,” for an overnight stay and city tour featuring the acclaimed Botanic Gardens and Cathedral Square.
  • Journey to scenic Mt. Cook National Park, home of New Zealand’s tallest mountain, and visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Optional activities here include hiking and scenic flights.
  • En route to Queenstown, visit historic Arrowtown and the famous Kawarau Bridge Bungy.
  • Relish a free day to explore lakeside Queenstown, New Zealand’s “adventure capital,” independently, with abundant options for enjoying this beautiful lakeside city.
  • Take a day-long excursion to stunning Fiordland National park that includes a nature cruise through breathtaking Milford Sound.
  • In geothermal Rotorua, visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, home to kiwis, and the Te Puia Cultural Centre where you’ll enjoy a traditional hangi dinner and Maori performance.
  • On a city tour of Auckland, see the stunning harbor and the America’s Cup Village.
  • Enjoy additional time in Auckland, the “City of Sails,” with a 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

  • Elimination of Penalty on Tour Deposits (2021) As a final initiative, Odysseys Unlimited has decided to waive the $200 per person penalty associated with tour deposits. Effective immediately, each guest’s $500 per person deposit will be fully refundable up until the final payment due date: 95 days prior to tour departure.
  • COVID-19 Protocol Update

Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Cairns

Day 2: Cairns

Day 3: Cairns

Day 4: Cairns

Day 5: Cairns 

Day 6: Alice Springs

Day 7: Alice Springs

Day 8: Ayers Rock

Day 9: Sydney

Day 10: Sydney

Day 11: Sydney

Day 12: Christchurch

Day 13: Mount Cook

Day 14: Mount Cook

Day 15: Queenstown

Day 16: Queenstown

Day 17: Queenstown

Day 18: Rotorua

Day 19: Rotorua

Day 20: Auckland

Day 21: Auckland

Day 22: Depart Auckland for U.S.

NOTE: Itinerary may change.