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Melbourne and the start of your Australia tour

Tauck's tours to Australia and New Zealand begin at 5:30 PM at The Langham Melbourne. A transfer is included from Melbourne Airport to The Langham Melbourne, where you'll enjoy a river-view room. Welcome to Tauck's grand Australia...


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Melbourne’s Victorian charms

You’ll see a lot of Melbourne on a sightseeing tour of the city, including a guided walking tour to discover the real city (and its amazing coffee) along its distinctive laneways, with an optional drop off at the Royal Botanic Gardens. The rest...


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Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) & the Outback

Take a morning private charter flight to the heart of Australia’s desert Outback, arriving at Ayers Rock (Uluru) for lunch and an overnight stay at Sails in the Desert in the country’s “Red Centre". In the evening, the light of the...


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From Uluru to a rainforest skyrail in Queensland

Aboriginal traditions define life in the Outback, especially at Uluru (Ayers Rock); learn about the "dreamtime" legends associated with this massive monolith on a guided tour this morning. Fly via private charter to Cairns in Queensland, gateway to...


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Cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Spend a full day exploring one of Earth's most incredible "living" sites, the Great Barrier Reef – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only living structure on Earth visible from the moon. You’ll cruise to the Agincourt Reef today, at...


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Optional balloon ride and a day at leisure

Early risers may choose to soar over the Atherton Tablelands on an optional hot air balloon ride* at dawn (an additional charge per person; see pricing details). The rest of the day is free to spend as you wish at your rainforest resort and spa, or...


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Crocodile adventures and on to Sydney

Learn all about crocodiles at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, where a tour and feeding presentation precede an exclusive boat cruise on the lagoon. After lunch, fly to Sydney via private charter for a three-night stay at a fabulous hotel in the...


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Sydney Harbour cruise & a "Foodie Tour"

A private cruise on Sydney Harbour – complete with morning tea – is a fabulous way to introduce yourself to this extraordinary city, taking a good look at some of its landmark sites from the water. Accompanied by an informative, knowledgeable...


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Sydney Opera House & the city at leisure

One of Australia's most famous iconic sights takes center stage today when you visit the amazing Sydney Opera House on a personally guided tour. Afterwards, return to your hotel; the remainder of the day and evening are yours to spend as you wish in...


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G’day to Australia, hello to New Zealand

Bid Australia a fond farewell this morning and board a flight across the Tasman Sea, bound for New Zealand! First stop is Wellington, New Zealand’s intimate waterfront capital with an impressive artistic and cultural edge. Accommodations for...


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Wonders of Wellington

Discover Wellington on a tour that begins city center with a cable car ride up to the city’s Botanic Garden to see the award-winning rose garden and great views of the city, harbour, and Parliament Buildings. Next up is Te Papa Tongarewa, New...


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To Blenheim & the Marlborough Sounds

Tauck puts a charter plane at your service today for a flight to Blenheim on New Zealand's South Island, and a two-night stay in the heart of the Marlborough wine country. Upon arrival, head off on a visit to the Marlborough Sounds. Besides producing...


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Farm life, a winery lunch & “Dinner with the Warbirds”

A memorable day in the Blenheim area begins with a visit to a working private farm for a sheep shearing demonstration and sheep dog experience; morning tea at the homestead with the farmer and his family; and a walk through their extensive gardens....


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Fly to Te Anau

Today, depart Blenheim and fly off aboard Tauck's charter to Manapouri (Te Anau) in the magnificent Fiordlands region, for two nights at an ideally located hotel. Have lunch at your hotel, nestled on the shores of Lake Te Anau, and spend the rest of...


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Fiordland National Park & Milford Sound

Take a dramatic drive through the unparalleled scenery of New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, then set off aboard a private boat (with a naturalist onboard) for a scenic nature luncheon cruise among the sheer cliffs and glacier-hewn inlets of beautiful...


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To Queenstown and lunch at a winery

Make your way across more beautiful South Island landscapes to Queenstown, where you'll have lunch at the Amisfield Winery, set in an iconic stone building with gorgeous mountain views and known for its Pinot Noir. Your accommodations at the Sofitel...


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Adventures by jet boat & 'copter in Queenstown

Even if you're not all that adventurous, today's thrilling high-speed jet boat ride* through the rapids and narrow gorges of Skippers Canyon on the Shotover River – followed by a helicopter ride* – will both be memorable highlights...


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Charter flight to Auckland & Maori culture

Travel via Tauck's private charter flight from Queenstown to Auckland today for a two-night stay, arriving in time for lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy an afternoon visit to the Auckland Museum with a Maori cultural presentation and music concert....


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Wine tasting & lunch on Waiheke Island

Depart from Auckland’s Ferry Terminal and head to nearby Waiheke Island, a mecca of farmland, forest and beaches – and vineyards; enjoy some sightseeing and a unique wine tasting and lunch at Mudbrick Vineyard. Ferry back to Auckland for...


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Journey home

Our tours to Australia and New Zealand end in Auckland. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Sofitel Auckland at Viaduct Harbour to Auckland Airport. You should allow three hours for check-in at the airport.


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