Travel in style and with sophistication through Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. During this three week itinerary spoil yourself with the top spots in Australia and New Zealand before relaxing on white sand beaches in Fiji. This itinerary is packed full of indulgent and exciting activities such as wildlife, ecological, food and wine small group tours which can be upgraded to private experiences for the ultimate in personalised travel. Stay in unique, boutique properties putting you in touch with local personalities in stunning settings.
The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
Start your travels in Melbourne with its diverse collection of inner-city neighbourhoods.
After being transferrred to your accommodation spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring historic arcades and laneways lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars and fashion boutiques.
Accommodation: The Hotel Lindrum - a sophisticated contemporary traveller's haven - and it's located right in the heart of cosmopolitan Melbourne. Be only minutes from world-class theatres and restaurants, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and from the hub of thriving local and international business. Rooms are private and spacious with a strong sense of mood and intimacy; an ambience enhanced by the classic rich interior and muted lighting.
This afternoon commence your tour to Phillip Island with a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where you are guaranteed plenty of close encounters with an array of Australian native animals like kangaroos, wombats and echidnas. You will then head to Phillip Island where you will see the little penguins come ashore as they hurry off to find their burrows. You will be guided through the Penguin Parade tour by a local ranger to give you all the insights of their knowledge.
Today travel from Melbourne to Cairns where you will then be transferred north to Port Douglas.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure relaxing and exploring the lovely village nestled between the Marina and the beautiful Four Mile Beach. Macrossan Street has plenty going on from cafes, bars & restaurants to boutiques for that retail therapy!
Accommodation: Peninsula Boutique Hotel – This Hotel enjoys an unrivalled beachside position and is the only hotel in Port Douglas with beach and ocean views. This luxury modern contemporary styled tropical boutique resort offers one bedroom suites, most with direct beach and ocean views overlooking Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea. The heated pool’s unique design set over three levels incorporating submersed grotto and waterfalls make this a cool calming and relaxed atmosphere to laze on the sun lounges or enjoy a cool refreshing drink or cocktail. The new heated Jacuzzi / Spa is just perfect for relaxing - day or night, set amongst the tropical gardens.
Today, travel through the rich farming areas toward the World Heritage Listed forest region of the Daintree National Park. Walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs, on this incredible discovery tour of the world’s oldest rainforest. Start your day with an interesting cruise along the Daintree River to spot the giant saltwater crocodiles, before your guide takes you on an immersive experience. Explore deep inside the rainforest, walk along deserted beaches and learn all about the unique flora and fauna.
Departing this morning, experience the ultimate in relaxed sailing and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles onboard a luxury catamaran. Explore the protected Coral Cay with white sandy beaches and coconut palms surrounded by magnificent coral gardens and the Coral Seas. The catamaran moors in the sheltered blue lagoon so you can relax on the island, join a guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass bottom boat or laze on the deck before an exhilarating sail back to Port.
Today you will be transferred back to Cairns to then travel to Sydney.
Spend the day at leisure experiencing this vibrant destination where the sea meets the city. You could explore the pride of Sydney by ferry. In less than 30 minutes you can take in the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour. For those with more time or a passion for nature, take a longer voyage to beautiful Manly beach, world famous Taronga Park Zoo, opulent Mosman or the traditional fishing village of Watson's Bay which has now transformed into a visual and culinary mecca filled with scenic walking trails to work off the delights on offer in its many thriving cafes and restaurants.
Accommodation: Pier One Sydney Harbour - The first Sydney Hotel to be built on and over the water, taking full advantage of its stunning waterfront location. 161 rooms comprising of 132 stylish guestrooms, 19 beautiful King rooms and 10 elegant Suites. All guestrooms combine contemporary interior features and restored heritage architecture, with either harbour or bridge views.
For a great view of Sydney, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge! The Bridge Climb is a 3½ hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities to witness 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds.
The World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park lies just to the west of Sydney. Enjoy a day out from Sydney to experience the ruggedness and beauty of the Blue Mountains. Along the way visit Featherdale Wildlife Park which is home to Ausatralia’s favourite marsupials. Your experienced guides will show you hidden valleys and stunning waterfalls. Pack your walking shoes for some great short hikes.
This morning you will be transferred to Sydney International airport for your flight to New Zealand. Land in Queenstown where you will then be transferred to your accommodation.
Queenstown is the South Island’s premier destination and it is easy to see why. With a cinematic background of mountains and lakes, this region has a unique and inspirational range of activities and experiences. Spend the day at leisure wandering the lively village full of great cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel -A boutique hotel located in the centre of Queenstown. The Dairy is widely regarded as one of Queenstown’s top boutique hotels. Warm, inviting and personal, they have 13 private, stylishly appointed bedrooms, each with it’s own ensuite. The premier rooms have wonderful views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountains and the standard rooms take in other vistas of the surrounding alpine scenery.
This morning transfer to Queenstown Airport for your scenic flight to Milford Sound during which you will enjoy panoramic views of spectacular alpine scenery including glaciers, rivers, lakes and rainforest. You will then cruise the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea for excellent wildlife viewing including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season. You will return back to Queenstown by flight taking a different path so that you experience further dramatic scenery.
This morning transfer to Glenorchy for your Dart River Jetboat Safari – one of the most scenic Jet Boating trips in New Zealand. Ride along the Dart River amongst towering mountains and the refreshingly beautiful wilderness of the Mt Aspiring National Park. Then take an easy walk through ancient forests, unchanged for 80 million years, whilst hearing an informative and entertaining commentary on the area and its history. Then board your back road coach journey allowing the opportunity to explore a region filled with spectacular vistas as seen in such films as Lord Of The Rings.
This morning you will be transferred to Queenstown for your flight to Christchurch where you will then collect your rental vehicle for your drive along the east coast to Kaikoura.
The word ‘Kaikoura’ means ‘to eat crayfish’ so be sure to enjoy great seafood during your afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation: Kaikoura Boutique Hotel - An historic waterfront boutique hotel which has been recently refurbished and restored. It is located on Kaikoura’s waterfront, close to all tourist activities, shopping, cafes and restaurants. Choose from historic waterfront rooms, courtyard rooms, or our suite, each featuring unique interiors and views.
This morning you will join a Whale Watch Boat Tour, a unique experience with varied sightings. Giant Sperm Whales are year-round residents and you may also encounter New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross. You could also see Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales and Orca.
After this you will continue your drive north to Blenheim.
Accommodation: French Fields- Experience the country style that is French Provencal: French Fields is a pleasing mix of old and new; of soft colours and dappled light; of shutters that shelter from the heat and cold; and fields of lavender and olives that invite you to wander. All rooms are sunshine facing and have glorious views in every direction ... across our lavender fields and olives to neighbouring vineyards and out to the beautiful Marlborough ranges.
Today join your small group tour of the Marlborough wine region. This tour specializes in stunning wine and food experiences, behind the scenes tours, hosted wine tastings and special reserve grade wines. Start the day with an educational tour and talk and then enjoy a tasting of world renowned wines. Take in wonderful views across the Marlborough wine region before enjoying lunch in the Brancott restaurant (own cost lunch). Finish with a sweet treat tasting at Makana Chocolates. If you are not interested in wine then we can substitute this day for a more general Marlborough Highlights Tour.
Today drive up along the coast via Picton to look out into the stunning Marlborough Sounds to the top of the South Island to Nelson.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure in this region known for its year-round sunshine, golden beaches, national parks, boutique wineries, microbreweries and a large creative community of working artists.
Accommodation: Almyra at Kina -Situated on the idyllic Kina Peninsula along the Ruby Coast between Nelson & Motueka. Almyra at Kina is set in three acres of coastal garden leading down to the water's edge. The decks provide sitting areas to enjoy endless hours of watching awesome views over the Tasman mountains and estuary and the ever changing scenes.
Today join your catamaran to cruise along the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park’s coastline. Your cruise itinerary is flexible so if there is something to see, like dolphins riding the bow wave or New Zealand fur seals fishing, then you can go take a look. After a light lunch you can swim, snorkel, sea kayak, go ashore for a bush walk, or just relax onboard.
Return your rental vehicle to Nelson Airport before flying to Auckland. You will then be transferred to your accommodation in the city.
Spend the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps stroll around the northern side of Viaduct Harbour, admiring the super yachts, and cross the footbridge to Auckland’s new Wynyard Quarter and North Wharf area, a trendy cafe environment. In the other direction along the waterfront is Britomart a lively precinct upmarket lively precinct with designer shops and great eateries.
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Harbour - In the heart of Auckland and overlooking Viaduct Harbour this hotel celebrates its waterfront location with sweeping marina views and spacious promenades that lead you to the bustling restaurant and shopping districts nearby. The hotel offers luxurious bedrooms and suites all featuring private balconies, floor to ceiling windows and oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs.
This morning depart on your Ferry to Waiheke Island, a perfect city escape. Met your guide for a small group tour of three of Waiheke’s top vineyards. Your tour includes a commentated scenic tour of the Island with time to stop for photographs and a two-hour lunch stop (at own cost) at a village or beachside café, or, for a memorable gourmet experience, at one of the top vineyards.
This morning you will be transferred to Auckland International Airport for your flight to Fiji.
You will then be transferred by boat to your secluded island resort where you will be able to spend the next few days doing as much or as little as you please.
Accommodation: Tokoriki Island Resort - A secluded island resort on the most northern island in the Mamanucas group and yet only 12 minutes from Nadi by seaplane. All Bures and Villas are freestanding in design, nestled in lush tropical gardens and positioned beach front, furnishing guests with a front row seat for that romantic South Pacific sunset. Tokoriki is renowned for its stunning manicured gardens and landscape. Experience Fijian culture with a visit to the local Village, indulge in a decadent Spa treatment or simply soak up the sun by the horizon edge pool.
Spend these days at leisure. The Island’s tropical environment lends itself perfectly to exciting water based activities or relaxing leisure pursuits. Enjoy complimentary use of all non-motorised activities such as stand up paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling equipment, kayaking, tennis, hiking & table tennis. Other activities on offer include, basket weaving classes, board games, reading bure, coconut show, fresh water swimming pool, glass bottom boat trips, herbal medicine walk, hiking, jogging, petanque, chapel service, soccer, International crab races, cultural entertainment and volleyball.
After three incredible weeks your journey will end here with a boat transfer back to the mainland from where you will be able to depart Fiji.
The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|based on 2 pers|
|Price per person||£6,410|