Overnight Accommodations

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    Nights  1-2

    The Langham, Melbourne

    Melbourne, Australia

    A landmark overlooking the Yarra River, this grand hotel was voted as the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, who appreciate its legendary service, enviable riverside location and "Blissful Beds." Guests enjoy exceptional dining experiences and a rejuvenating spa amidst panoramic views of the city and river, where cafés, boutiques and must-see sights are just steps away. Guest rooms are equipped with every comfort, from cable and satellite TV programming and two-line telephones to a well-appointed marble bathroom and a comfortable armchair and ottoman.

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    Night  3

    Sails in the Desert

    Ayers Rock, Australia

    Named for the white sails atop its roof, Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel in the vast Ayers Rock Resort complex. Located near Uluru (Ayers Rock), the hotel is a luxurious oasis in Australia’s Outback. The spacious guest rooms, which are arguably among the best in the Outback, offer a cool and comfortable haven. The lovely swimming pool is enticing, as are the tennis courts and putting green. Dining at the elegant Kuniya Restaurant provides an opportunity to sample indigenous fare as well as an international menu and a fine selection of Australian wines, while Rockpool offers al fresco dining and a menu featuring Mediterranean and Asian influences.


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    Nights  4-6

    Silky Oaks Lodge

    Mossman, Australia

    One of Australia’s premier lodges, Silky Oaks Lodge offers a unique experience in tropical North Queensland from a spectacular location on the Mossman River adjacent to Daintree National Park, within easy access to Cairns, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef. This luxury eco-lodge is the perfect place from which to explore and appreciate the natural tropical environment. Contemporary treehouse accommodations, all with individual and personalized touches, are elegantly styled with tropical influences, creating a soothing, relaxed ambience that complements the beautiful rainforest surroundings. Each features elegant tropical interiors with Rosewood and Silky Oak timbers, private bathroom with separate shower and bath, and private balcony with lush rainforest views. The Lodge's open-sided Treehouse restaurant, perched high above the surrounding rainforest and river, offers an exquisite, award-winning dining experience. Sit amidst the rainforest canopy and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the bar, and dine on the freshest Australian fare. Relax and unwind at the Healing Waters Spa, where pure Sodashi treatments impart a sense of wellbeing of spirit and mind.

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    Nights  7-9

    Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

    Sydney, Australia

    Located city center in the heart of Sydney, Tauck guests enjoy Superior rooms with views of Darling Harbour... relax in a tranquil haven above the city’s frenetic hum with bespoke French amenities and Sofitel MyBeds™. The hotel draws inspiration from local culture and tradition while celebrating innovation and French art de vivre, offering a one-of-a-kind, premier hotel experience. From design details to guest rooms, restaurants and leisure amenities, the hotel is truly unique. Dining... indulge your senses with a unique dining experience overlooking Darling Harbour... discover a French inspired grill combining flavors of the South of France with locally sourced produce at Atelier by Sofitel... or indulge yourself in an exquisite glass of Champagne at the Champagne Bar.

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    Nights  10-11

    InterContinental Wellington

    Wellington, New Zealand

    Adjacent to Wellington’s waterfront, InterContinental Wellington is the most centrally-located and experienced global five-star hotel in New Zealand’s capital city. It is the seamless and personal service of the team that makes a Wellington experience truly memorable. Discover everything Wellington has to offer, from the arts to events, shopping, and culinary cultures right outside your door. Tauck guests stay in Club InterContinental guest rooms, enjoying special amenities such as access to the private Club InterContinental Lounge.

    Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

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    Nights  12-13

    Chateau Marlborough

    Blenheim, New Zealand

    Chateau Marlborough is a 5-star luxury hotel centrally located in Blenheim, in the heart of the Marlborough wine region, just steps from Seymour Square and minutes from the Millennium Art Gallery. Make yourself at home in a stylish, air-conditioned guest room equipped with refrigerator, microwave, LCD television with satellite programming,telephone, desk, and spacious bathroom with complimentary toiletries and hair dryer. Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials at the spa, or take advantage of recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's Quench Restaurant and Bar, or kick back with your favorite drink at the poolside bar.

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    Nights  14-15

    Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

    Te Anau, New Zealand

    Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas enjoys a lovely location on the shores of Lake Te Anau within sight of the Fiordland ranges, yet is only a short walk from the Te Anau town center. Guest rooms feature LCD flat-screen TV, in-room movies, bar / refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, tea / coffee maker, and individually controlled heating. Spend some time exploring the extensive garden and grounds or swim in the heated outdoor pool (December February). Massages are available at the Fiordland Massage Clinic at the hotel. The Explorer Bar is the place for a light snack or a drink and The MacKinnon Room Restaurant presents the best of South Island cuisine along with a great view.

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    Nights  16-17

    Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa

    Queenstown, New Zealand

    Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa offers a refined 5-star experience in the heart of the city just steps from the beauty of Lake Wakatipu and the dining district. Guest rooms greet travelers with French-inspired haute design, where sophisticated aesthetics meet luxurious materials and sensory indulgences - including the divine comfort of a Sofitel MyBed and the extravagance of a double spa bath in every room; each also features manual temperature control, satellite/cable color TV, radio and telephone in bathroom, turn-down service, minibar, safe deposit box, work desk, coffee/tea making facilities, iron and more. You'll find a delightful atmosphere for breakfast and lunch at the hotel's Left Bank Cafe, inspired by the Parisian cafe lifestyle. Sip cocktails and fine wines from New Zealand terroirs around the open fire at Nue Lounge, a stylish martini and champagne bar celebrating the elements of nature. Voted the World's Best Hotel Spa by Travel + Leisure magazine, the hotel's LeSpa is a relaxing haven where mind, body and spirit unite – offering a range of unique Maori rituals, signature European massage and beauty treatments, and the sensory experiences of the traditional hammam, steam room, cedar wood, Jacuzzi and sauna.

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    Nights  18-19

    Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Located in the heart of Auckland's thriving waterfront, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is a unique luxury experience in the city's leading commercial, dining and entertainment precinct. Blending the French "art de vivre" with the pure beauty of New Zealand's largest city, the hotel infuses the elegance of old world values with new world energy. Decorated throughout in textured natural tones, enlivened with shades of sea and sky, the stylish design surrounds you in water and light, cushions you in comfort, anticipates your every need. Balconies in all guest rooms allow you to open up to New Zealand’s fresh, pure air and savor tranquil views. Original artworks adorn the walls. Public spaces are inviting and exciting, and guest rooms are restful and luxurious; all feature juliette balconies, floor to ceiling windows and oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs, Sofitel’s famous ‘MyBed’, BOSE sound systems and LCD televisions. Award-winning, world-class dining options include Lava Dining, Sabrage Bar and 21 Viaduct Café; the So SPA and So FIT Gym and Pool invite you to relax. At Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, service and style are always in synch; dining is an art form, spa therapy an indulgent rejuvenation, and you are always welcomed with a heartfelt "Bonjour."

  • Extend Your Trip:
    (subject to availability)

    Many Tauck travelers prefer arriving at their destination a day before their Tauck journey begins, or often extend a stay at the end of their trip. As a service, Tauck will make hotel reservations before and after your journey.

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    Arrive Early

    The Langham, Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia

    A landmark overlooking the Yarra River, this grand hotel was voted as the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, who appreciate its legendary service, enviable riverside location and "Blissful Beds." Guests enjoy exceptional dining experiences and a rejuvenating spa amidst panoramic views of the city and river, where cafés, boutiques and must-see sights are just steps away. Guest rooms are equipped with every comfort, from cable and satellite TV programming and two-line telephones to a well-appointed marble bathroom and a comfortable armchair and ottoman.


    2020 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    January 1 - January 14 $426 $393 $506
    January 15 - January 26 $510 $476 $589
    January 27 - March 11 $426 $393 $506
    March 12 - March 15 $510 $476 $589
    March 16 - September 24 $426 $393 $506
    September 25 - September 26 $510 $476 $589
    September 27 - October 15 $426 $393 $506
    October 16 - October 17 $510 $476 $589
    October 18 - October 22 $426 $393 $506
    October 23 - October 24 $510 $476 $589
    October 25 - October 29 $426 $393 $506
    October 30 - November 3 $510 $476 $589
    November 4 - December 31 $426 $393 $506

    Please note: All Small Group Departures of Grand Australia & New Zealand will stay at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne nights 1 & 2.

    A surcharge may be applied to some services and amenities.

    Check in time is 3pm; check out time is 11am.

    Included:
    Tax is included.
    Breakfast is included.

    Transportation from the airport:
    Melbourne International Airport is approximately 13.5 miles (22 kilometers) away; travel time is about 20 minutes. Transfers to the hotel are included, provided we have complete and current

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    Arrive Early

    Park Hyatt Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia

    A cosmopolitan mix of Victorian and modern architecture, the 5-star Park Hyatt Melbourne offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the city, overlooking St. Patrick's Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens, and only a four-minute walk from the upscale shops of Collins Street. Amenities include an indoor pool, full-service spa, sauna, gym, tennis court, free wifi, and private sun decks.  The hotel has an award-winning restaurant and bar; High Tea or light lunch is served in The Lounge or Garden.


    2020 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    January 7 - January 19 $393 $393 $443
    January 20 - February 3 $510 $510 $560
    February 4 - September 30 $418 $418 $468
    October 1 - October 4 $510 $510 $560
    October 5 - October 29 $393 $393 $443
    October 30 - December 31 $418 $418 $468

    Please note: All Small Group Departures of Grand Australia & New Zealand will stay at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne nights 1 & 2.

    A surcharge may be applied to some services and amenities.

    Transportation from the airport:
    Melbourne International Airport is approximately 13.5 miles (22 kilometers) away; travel time is about 20 minutes. Transfers to the hotel are included, provided we have complete and current

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    Stay Later

    Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Auckland, New Zealand

    Located in the heart of Auckland's thriving waterfront, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is a unique luxury experience in the city's leading commercial, dining and entertainment precinct. Blending the French "art de vivre" with the pure beauty of New Zealand's largest city, the hotel infuses the elegance of old world values with new world energy. Decorated throughout in textured natural tones, enlivened with shades of sea and sky, the stylish design surrounds you in water and light, cushions you in comfort, anticipates your every need. Balconies in all guest rooms allow you to open up to New Zealand’s fresh, pure air and savor tranquil views. Original artworks adorn the walls. Public spaces are inviting and exciting, and guest rooms are restful and luxurious; all feature juliette balconies, floor to ceiling windows and oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs, Sofitel’s famous ‘MyBed’, BOSE sound systems and LCD televisions. Award-winning, world-class dining options include Lava Dining, Sabrage Bar and 21 Viaduct Café; the So SPA and So FIT Gym and Pool invite you to relax. At Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, service and style are always in synch; dining is an art form, spa therapy an indulgent rejuvenation, and you are always welcomed with a heartfelt "Bonjour."


    2020 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    January 1 - April 30 $404 $383 $481
    May 1 - June 30 $395 $374 $472
    July 1 - December 31 $404 $383 $481

    A surcharge may be applied to some services and amenities.

    Check in time is 3pm; check out time is 11am.

    Included:
    Tax is included.
    Breakfast is included.

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