Great Adventure Down Under with the Legendary Ghan Train - 2022

Great Adventure Down Under with the Legendary Ghan Train - 2022

Visiting: Arrive In Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Melbourne–Hobart, Hobart. Excursion To The Tasman Peninsula, Hobart–Adelaide, Adelaide. Excursion To Kangaroo Island, Adelaide–Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru–Alice Springs–The Ghan Train, Ghan Train–Katherine–Darwin, Darwin–Kakadu National Park, Kakadu National Park–Darwin, Darwin–Cairns, Cairns. Excursion To The Outer Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Cairns–Sydney, Sydney, Sydney–Christchurch, New Zealand, Christchurch–Mount Cook, Mount Cook–Queenstown, Queenstown. Excursion To Milford Sound, Queenstown, Queenstown–Rotorua, Rotorua, Rotorua–Waitomo–Auckland, Auckland


Tour Operator: Cosmos

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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.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 Arrive In Melbourne, Australia

Location: Arrive In Melbourne, Australia

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

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

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

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: Hobart. Excursion To The Tasman Peninsula

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

Meals: Breakfast

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

icon Day 7 Adelaide. Excursion To Kangaroo Island

Location: Adelaide. Excursion To Kangaroo Island

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: Adelaide–Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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 (Ayers Rock)

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–The Ghan Train

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: Ghan Train–Katherine–Darwin

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

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

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: Darwin–Cairns

Meals: Breakfast

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

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

Location: Cairns. Excursion To The Outer Great Barrier Reef

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

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

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

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

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

SYDNEY Free day before dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

icon Day 20 Sydney–Christchurch, New Zealand

Location: Sydney–Christchurch, New Zealand

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to Christchurch.

icon Day 21 Christchurch–Mount Cook

Location: Christchurch–Mount Cook

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: Mount Cook–Queenstown

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: Queenstown. Excursion To Milford Sound

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

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: Queenstown–Rotorua

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

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: Rotorua–Waitomo–Auckland

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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    26 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners

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