Great Adventure Down Under with the Legendary Ghan Train - 2022

Great Adventure Down Under with the Legendary Ghan Train - 2022

Great Adventure Down Under with the Legendary Ghan Train - 2022

Start: Melbourne VIC, Australia Finish: Auckland, New Zealand

Visiting: Melbourne, Hobart, Tasman Peninsula, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Uluru, Alice Springs, Indian Pacific Train Bookings, Katherine, Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Christchurch, Aoraki / Mount Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound / Piopiotahi, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Auckland


Duration: 27 Nights

Physical rating: None

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.

Tour code: 495362

Tour operator: Cosmos

Age range: 5-99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

It’s easy to lose your train of thought on this all-encompassing, 28-day tour through Australia and New Zealand, especially when it includes world-class cities, extraordinary scenery, unique wildlife, and an incredible overnight rail journey on the legendary The Ghan train—an exhilarating crossing through the heart of the Australian Outback to the tropical coast of the Northern Territory. Other moving Experiences on this over-the-top Down Under vacation include an outback barbecue in the Red Center, a jumping crocodile cruise in Darwin, a snorkeling excursion at the Great Barrier Reef, and a wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. In New Zealand, prepare to be moved by a cooked-by-hot-stone Hangi dinner, a gondola ride to the peaks of Queenstown, a cruise through the towering rock walls of Milford Sound, and even a silent boat trip through Waitomo’s famous eerily lit Glowworm Caves. Board here for unrivaled views, unexpected experiences, and an unbelievable adventure.

Highlights

  • iconMELBOURNE sightseeing includes Federation Square, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens.
  • iconHOBART Guided walking tour of the waterfront district.
  • iconScenic drive through the Outback en route to Alice Springs.
  • iconDARWIN Guided jumping crocodile cruise.
  • iconSYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Arrive In Melbourne, Australia

Location: Melbourne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Melbourne! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner.

icon Day 2 : Melbourne

Location: Melbourne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

MELBOURNE Morning sightseeing includes Federation Square, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time in the afternoon and evening.

icon Day 3 : Melbourne

Location: Melbourne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

MELBOURNE Free day. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Melbourne with an excursion to Yarra Valley, home to award-winning wines or an excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade. These and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

icon Day 4 : Melbourne–Hobart

Location: Melbourne, Hobart

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Old Woolstore Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Hobart. HOBART Guided walking tour of the waterfront district. Dinner at a local restaurant.

icon Day 5 : Hobart. Excursion To The Tasman Peninsula

Location: Tasman Peninsula, Hobart

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Old Woolstore Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

TASMAN PENINSULA Sightseeing includes the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch formations. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. HOBART Free time this evening.

icon Day 6 : Hobart–Adelaide

Location: Hobart, Adelaide

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne). ADELAIDE Orientation drive. Free time this evening.

icon Day 7 : Adelaide. Excursion To Kangaroo Island

Location: Kangaroo Island, Adelaide

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

ADELAIDE Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island. KANGAROO ISLAND LF Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus a visit to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening.

icon Day 8 : Adelaide–Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Location: Uluru

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Desert Gardens Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Uluru (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). ULURU Sunset drink followed by an LFOutback campfire and barbecue.

icon Day 9 : Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Location: Uluru

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Desert Gardens Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

ULURU Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour at Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Free time this evening.

icon Day 10 : Uluru–Alice Springs–The Ghan Train

Location: Uluru, Alice Springs, Indian Pacific Train Bookings

Accommodation: The Ghan Train - Alice Springs to Darwin

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Scenic drive through the Outback en route to Alice Springs. ALICE SPRINGS Embark on legendary Ghan train.

icon Day 11 : Ghan Train–Katherine–Darwin

Location: Katherine, Darwin

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Darwin (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

KATHERINE GORGE LF Choice of sightseeing includes a scenic cruise or a visit to a working Outback cattle station. DARWIN Free time this evening.

icon Day 12 : Darwin–Kakadu National Park

Location: Darwin, Kakadu National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DARWIN Guided jumping crocodile cruise.KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing in Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

icon Day 13 : Kakadu National Park–Darwin

Location: Kakadu National Park, Darwin

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Darwin (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided LF wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong.DARWIN City orientation drive includes the Darwin Museum and lunch at a local roadhouse.

icon Day 14 : Darwin–Cairns

Location: Cairns

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pullman Cairns International (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”

icon Day 15 : Cairns. Excursion To The Outer Great Barrier Reef

Location: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pullman Cairns International (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding. CAIRNS Free time this evening.

icon Day 16 : Cairns

Location: Cairns

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pullman Cairns International (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

CAIRNS Free day. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cairns with a 4-wheel-drive excursion in the Daintree Rainforest. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

icon Day 17 : Cairns–Sydney

Location: Cairns, Sydney

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sydney Harbour Marriott (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

CAIRNS Visit to the Koala Gardens includes having your photo taken with a koala. Fly to Sydney. SYDNEY Free time this evening.

icon Day 18 : Sydney

Location: Sydney

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sydney Harbour Marriott (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide at the Sydney Opera House (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bondi Beach, followed by a Sydney Harbour cruise. Free time this evening.

icon Day 19 : Sydney

Location: Sydney

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sydney Harbour Marriott (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

SYDNEY Free day before dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

icon Day 20 : Sydney–Christchurch, New Zealand

Location: Christchurch

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Distinction Hotel Christchurch (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to Christchurch.

icon Day 21 : Christchurch–Mount Cook

Location: Christchurch, Aoraki / Mount Cook

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Hermitage (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

CHRISTCHURCH City sightseeing. Scenic drive to Mount Cook National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage area). MOUNT COOK Evening at leisure.

icon Day 22 : Mount Cook–Queenstown

Location: Aoraki / Mount Cook, Queenstown

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Heritage Hotel Queenstown (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

MOUNT COOK Free time this morning before a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.Scenic drive en route to Queenstown.QUEENSTOWN Free time this evening.

icon Day 23 : Queenstown. Excursion To Milford Sound

Location: Milford Sound / Piopiotahi, Queenstown

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Heritage Hotel Queenstown (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

MILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise in Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforests. Late evening return to Queenstown. Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 24 based on weather and road conditions today.

icon Day 24 : Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Heritage Hotel Queenstown (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

QUEENSTOWN Free day before a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak, including dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Queenstown with a thrilling jet-boat ride on the Kawarau and Dart Rivers. This and many more options throughout your tour are available to purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

icon Day 25 : Queenstown–Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Distinction Hotel Rotorua (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Rotorua. ROTORUA Traditional LF Hangi dinner with a Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance.

icon Day 26 : Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Distinction Hotel Rotorua (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes the Agrodome sheep farm, and Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see native bush and wildlife, including the shy Kiwi bird and Te Puia with its geysers, boiling mudpools, and silica terraces. Free time this afternoon and evening.

icon Day 27 : Rotorua–Waitomo–Auckland

Location: Waitomo Caves, Auckland

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Skycity Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. Continue to Auckland.AUCKLAND Farewell dinner at Sky Tower.

icon Day 28 : Auckland

Location: Auckland

Meals: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

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    Meals

    26 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners

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    Accommodation

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Fully Guided

What's Not Included

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    International Travel

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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