Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

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$10580

Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

38 Days Starting in Adelaide and ending in Christchurch

Visiting: Adelaide, Halls Gap, Port Campbell, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Airlie Beach, Byron Bay, Port Macquarie, Blue Mountains, Sydney, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Hot Water Beach, Rotorua, Wellington, Kaikōura, Hanmer Springs, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Twizel, Christchurch

Tour operator:

G Adventures

Tour code:

25819

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

12 - 16

Physical rating:

2 - Light

Age range:

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Active, Small Group

Interests:

Beach Tours

From: $12799 $10580 Operator discount: -$1920 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$299 -17%

NB: Prices correct on 24-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

We don’t just say any trip is the “best of”. But when you’re 38 days in length and loaded with the best experiences Australia and New Zealand have to offer, well, that’s the only way to do this level of adventure justice. Starting in Adelaide, you’ll make your way to the beaches of Victoria, Grampians National Park, the Daintree Rainforest, the Blue Mountains, Fiordland National Park, and a traditional Maori village — and that’s not including a million-ish other places in between. If you’re looking for the total Down Under experience, this is it.

Highlights

  • Experience Melbourne’s colourful laneways.

  • Travel along the Great Ocean Road and look out for the 12 Apostles.

  • Hike in Grampians National Park.

  • Follow an Indigenous guide through the Daintree Rainforest.

  • Sail around the scenic Whitsundays.

  • Surfing lesson in Byron Bay

  • Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

  • Travel Style: Classic - All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Adelaide

Location: Adelaide

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Terrace Hotel Adelaide (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Arrive at any time. Join your CEO for a welcome meeting.

There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore your surroundings.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Day 2 : Adelaide

Location: Adelaide

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Terrace Hotel Adelaide (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is a free day to enjoy Adelaide, capital of South Australia and famed for its churches and gardens. Opt to stroll the city streets, hop on a tram to the coastal village of Glenelg, take in a full day wine tour of the famed Barossa Valley, or for the truly adventurous, take a day trip to Kangaroo Island.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy a full free day in this lively coastal capital.

Day 3 : Adelaide/Halls Gap

Location: Adelaide, Halls Gap

Accommodation: Grampians Motel Halls Gap

Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Walk past lookouts, sandstone ridges and other various rock formations. Be rewarded with sweeping views of the natural landscape.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 4 : Halls Gap

Location: Halls Gap

Accommodation: Grampians Motel Halls Gap (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Visit the culturally significant MacKenzie Falls for a short hike. Walk to the stunning Balconies, then spend the afternoon relaxing with the locals - our resident wild kangaroos and emus.

ACTIVITY: MacKenzie Falls is the only waterway in the region that flows year-round and it is also the most visited waterfall in the Grampians; take a short walk and check out the falls out from a viewing platform. In Spring, see wonderful wildflowers in bloom along the path.

ACTIVITY: Set off from the Reed Lookout overlooking Victoria Valley, and enjoy a short walk with beautiful scenery to the Balconies, formerly called the Jaws of Death. Check out the gorgeous view, but be careful not to lean too far over the edge!

FREE TIME: Spend this afternoon exploring the local area.

Day 5 : Halls Gap/Port Campbell

Location: Halls Gap, Port Campbell

Accommodation: Loch Ard Motel (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Travel further south along the coast to Port Campbell. Drive along Australia's Great Ocean Road and take in the views of London Bridge and the amazing 12 Apostles.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Stop at a scenic lookout point along the Great Ocean Road and capture the beautiful views over the ocean and the 12 Apostles. Now with only seven formations still standing, these iconic attractions were once limestone caves which eroded to become arches and eventually stacks up to 45m (147 ft) in height.

Day 6 : Port Campbell/Mornington Peninsula

Location: Port Campbell, Mornington Peninsula National Park

Accommodation: Bay Motel Safety Beach (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Spend the the day travelling along the Great Ocean Road. Pass world-famous surf beaches, enjoy views from Loch Ard Gorge and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Located along the Great Ocean Road, beautiful Loch Ard Gorge shows the process of erosion in action. See offshore stacks and blowholes, and watch short tailed shearwaters soar over the nearby island. This location is a perfect backdrop for a group photo. Get snapping!

ACTIVITY: Take in the beautiful greenery of the Great Otway National Park on a leisurely walk with your CEO.

Day 7 : Mornington Peninsula

Location: Mornington Peninsula

Accommodation: Bay Motel Safety Beach (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Enjoy a free day in the Mornington Peninsula. Opt to visit a winery or hit one of the many incredible beaches in the area.

Although fairly small in size, the Mornington Peninsula packs a big punch with the amount of things to do here. Be awed with the stunning coastal scenery while driving through quaint towns and past stunning beaches.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Get out and explore the stunning Mornington Peninsula.

Day 8 : Mornington Peninsula/Melbourne

Location: Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Causeway 353 Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Continue on to Melbourne but first make a few stops along the way. Stop to see Brighton's brightly coloured bathing boxes, miniature beachfront cabins that are unique to the beaches in Port Phillip Bay.

Although fairly small in size, the Mornington Peninsula packs a big punch with the amount of things to do here. Be awed with the stunning coastal scenery while driving through quaint towns and past stunning beaches.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Stop to check out some of the famous bathing boxes that Port Phillip Bay is known for. These one-room "mini-cabins" are owned by families to store belongings on their favourite beach. Snap some photos of these brightly coloured boxes and breathe in the fresh ocean air.

Day 9 : Melbourne

Location: Melbourne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Causeway 353 Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Tour Melbourne's iconic laneways and learn more about coffee culture, and pick up some great pointers for your free afternoon of exploration.

FREE TIME: There's lots to see and do - get out there and explore!

ACTIVITY: Discover the small laneways packed with shops, cafés and restaurants that make Melbourne so unique. After a light breakfast and delicious coffee (which no trip to Melbourne would be complete without!), experience Melbourne's laneways with an expert local host. Journey through this 'secret city,' seeing local hotspots and incredible street art while learning about the city's history.

Day 10 : Melbourne/Cairns

Location: Melbourne, Cairns

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Hotel Cairns (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly to the oceanside city of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

TRANSPORT: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

Day 11 : Cairns/Cape Tribulation

Location: Cairns, Cape Tribulation

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Cape Tribulation Beach House (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.

TRANSPORT: Travel 1.5 hrs to Mossman Gorge. Later, continue 2 hrs to Cape Tribulation.

ACTIVITY: Take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest. Follow an Indigenous guide and learn about bush food, medicinal plants and the lasting relationship of the Kuku Yalanji people with their natural environment. Find out how to make bush soap, watch an ochre painting demonstration and sample some bush tea.

Day 12 : Cape Tribulation

Location: Cape Tribulation

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Cape Tribulation Beach House (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Head out and start exploring.

Day 13 : Cape Tribulation/Cairns

Location: Cape Tribulation, Cairns

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Hotel Cairns (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city. En route, stop by Port Douglas and opt to have lunch at a local market.

TRANSPORT: AFTERNOON Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Make the most of a few hours in this city.

Day 14 : Cairns/Airlie Beach

Location: Cairns, Airlie Beach

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Blue Horizon Resort (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach, enjoying scenic views along the way.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 15 : Airlie Beach

Location: Airlie Beach

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Blue Horizon Resort (or similar)

Meals Included: Lunch

Set sail for a day in the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel, and hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Return to Airlie Beach for the night.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a day sailing amidst some of the 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsunday archipelago. Visit Whitehaven Beach, jump overboard for a quick refreshing dip, and make friends with the tropical fish that thrive within Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

ACTIVITY: The Whitsunday Islands are in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the day sailing, then when it gets too hot, pull on a mask and snorkel and dive overboard to check out the variety of brightly coloured marine plants, coral and fish that thrive right in these warm tropical waters.

Day 16 : Airlie Beach/Byron Bay

Location: Airlie Beach, Byron Bay

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.

TRANSPORT: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 17 : Byron Bay

Location: Byron Bay

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Spend the morning down at the beach with a morning yoga session and before hitting the waves for a surf lesson.

Opt to pre-book the "Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Opt to pre-book the "Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

ACTIVITY: Hit the beach and get ready to hang ten with a surf lesson from trained surf instructors. Spend some time in the water getting friendly with the waves, practice paddling, then pop up to balance on the wider, softer beginner boards. Too easy.

Day 18 : Byron Bay/Port Macquarie

Location: Byron Bay, Port Macquarie

Accommodation: El Paso Motor Inn (or similar)

Meals Included: Lunch

Spend the day wandering the town checking out the local shops or having one last coffee on the beach before heading to the coastal township of Port Macquarie, featuring all the beauty of the beach set alongside gorgeous national parks. Enjoy an evening in Port Macquarie.

FREE TIME: MORNING Get out and explore this lazy beach town.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 19 : Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains

Location: Port Macquarie, Blue Mountains

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Leisure Inn Spires (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Travel from Port Macquarie to the Blue Mountains today. These mountains in Australia are best known for their soaring sandstone ridges. As you drive, pass by charming mountain towns, ancient Aboriginal rock art, lush green valleys, and loads of craggy cliffs. It doesn’t matter if the journey is shrouded in clouds or glowing in the sinking sun, you’ll still spot beauty around every turn.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 20 : Blue Mountains

Location: Blue Mountains

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Leisure Inn Spires (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Travel deeper into the majestic Blue Mountains and experience the natural beauty of this World Heritage Area. Explore the landscape around Leura and Katoomba, view the Three Sisters, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.

ACTIVITY: With charming Leura as your base, explore the major attractions of the Blue Mountains from sightseeing to bushwalking to cafés and more.

ACTIVITY: This railway is steep and plunges into the rainforest and through the valley. The ride is scenically stunning. At the end, opt to take a rainforest walk or a cable car back to the visitor's centre.

ACTIVITY: Take in some amazing lookouts over the Jamison Valley, via the iconic Three Sisters. Descend down the 900 step giant staircase to the valley floor. Walk amongst the beautiful forest to the steepest incline railway in the world — The Katoomba Scenic Railway. Opt to ride its 52-degrees angle or take the Scenic Cableway. If you're keen for more walking, and time permitting, take the 900 stairs back up.

Day 21 : Blue Mountains/Sydney

Location: Blue Mountains, Sydney

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Travelodge Hotel Sydney (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

This morning, leave the Blue Mountains behind and continue onward to Sydney. Once you arrive head out for an orientation walk before taking advantage of some free time to keep exploring. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: EVENING Get out and explore.

Day 22 : Sydney

Location: Sydney

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Travelodge Hotel Sydney (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional night out with the group.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy a free day to explore one of Australia's most exciting cities.

Day 23 : Sydney/Auckland

Location: Sydney, Auckland

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ramada Auckland - Federal Street (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Say goodbye to Australia and hop on a flight to Auckland, New Zealand. After transferring from the airport, enjoy some free time to explore this vibrant city.

Additional Information: Please note that your flight from Australia to New Zealand and first night in Auckland will be unescorted.

TRANSPORT: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

Day 24 : Auckland

Location: Auckland

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ramada Auckland - Federal Street (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Enjoy a free day to explore Auckland. Visit the Maritime Museum, walk the waterfront, or even take the ferry to Waiheke Island.

Additional Information: If you are interested in visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set, we recommended purchasing a day trip from Auckland for this day on your tour. Otherwise, upon meeting your CEO, you can opt to book a ticket with them. Please note: there are limited tickets and you could miss out if you decide to wait to book with your CEO.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy the city or choose from the many day excursions available.

Day 25 : Coromandel Peninsula/Hot Water Beach

Location: Coromandel Peninsula, Hot Water Beach

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Tatahi Lodge Hahei (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

Depart early for the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. Take a walk to Cathedral Cove or opt out in favour of sea kayaking. If the tide is right, grab a shovel and dig a natural jacuzzi in the sand on Hot Water Beach.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: The Coromandel is one of many scenic regions of New Zealand. Set off into the mountain forest in search of the elusive "Hairy Moehau" monster. Check out the beaches and cliffs and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales. Make friends with the locals, including "hippies" who arrived in the 1970s and never left.

ACTIVITY: Pack your swimsuit and walk from the north end of Hahei Beach along a cliff-top path that leads down to Cathedral Cove. A giant arch formed into the headland separates two secluded coves. Swim, lay in the shade, and enjoy the beauty of this idyllic spot.

ACTIVITY: Hot Water Beach is a unique spot on the Coromandel Peninsula. If the tide is right, you can dig into the sand to create a natural jacuzzi.

Day 26 : Coromandel Peninsula/Rotorua

Location: Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Tamaki Maori Village (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

Visit Rotorua and opt to check out the geothermal area or go whitewater rafting. In the evening visit a Maori village for traditional ceremonies, a Hangi meal and entertainment.

Rotorua sits over an active volcanic zone with bubbling mud pits and multi-coloured pools in different areas around the town. Opt to visit one of the sites, like Hell's Gate, or go whitewater rafting nearby.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Visit the Tamaki Maori Village. Receive the traditional Powhiri welcome ceremony followed by a captivating stage performance explaining Maori history, myths and culture. For dinner, enjoy a traditional Hangi meal, similar to the Hawaiian Luau, with dishes such as chicken, sweet potatoes (kumara), and lamb steamed over heated rocks.

FREE TIME: Enjoy free time to visit the geothermal sites around town.

Day 27 : Rotorua/Wellington

Location: Rotorua, Wellington

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: C Hotel Wellington (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Take in the ever-changing scenery of the North Island and travel to the capital, Wellington.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 28 : Wellington

Location: Wellington

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: C Hotel Wellington (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Enjoy the atmosphere in this relaxed but lively city. After an orientation walk, enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit the Te Papa Museum or take the cable car up to the botanical gardens.

FREE TIME: Spend some time exploring the city.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Day 29 : Wellington/Kaikoura

Location: Wellington, Kaikōura

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: White Morph (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly to the South Island, then travel to the seaside town of Kaikoura, known for its diverse marine life.

TRANSPORT: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 30 : Kaikoura/Hanmer Springs

Location: Kaikōura, Hanmer Springs

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Opt to swim with dolphins or go whale watching during a free morning in Kaikoura before travelling to Hanmer Springs, stopping en route for a wine tasting at a local winery. Opt to take a soak in the hot springs.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Stop at a local winery and opt to sample some of the wines produced on site.

FREE TIME: Enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Day 31 : Hanmer Springs/Franz Josef

Location: Hanmer Springs, Franz Josef Glacier

Accommodation: Rainforest Retreat (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Take in the stunning scenery while travelling across the Southern Alps to the rugged and remote West Coast, before staying in the rainforest near the world's fastest moving glacier.

TRANSPORT: Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. Driving time includes stops.

Day 32 : Franz Josef

Location: Franz Josef Glacier

Accommodation: Rainforest Retreat (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day to explore the area around Franz Josef. Opt to explore the glacier with a heli hike.

There are dozens of optional activities in the area to suit just about any budget and preference. Try heli hiking, scenic helicopter flights, quad biking, skydiving, glacier valley walk, lake kayaking or a hot pools visit.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Don't waste a minute—get exploring.

Day 33 : Franz Josef/Queenstown

Location: Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Heartland Hotel Queenstown (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Continue to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. With beautiful scenery and tons of activities, there's something for everyone. Enjoy the great night life.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 34 : Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Heartland Hotel Queenstown (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

With free time here, opt to go bungee jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), skydiving, paragliding, hiking or mountain biking. Or take it a little slower and travel by gondola to the top of a local peak.

Opt to pre-book the "Queenstown Jet Boating" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY There's tons to do, get out and get going.

Day 35 : Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Heartland Hotel Queenstown (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Take in the waterfalls and wildlife, then return to Queenstown for the night.

TRANSPORT: Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. Driving time includes stops.

ACTIVITY: Cruise through the stunning Doubtful Sound, one of the most untouched, remote places in the world. The only way to get here is by boat across Lake Manapouri, then bus across Wilmot Pass to Doubtful Sound. Marvel at the steep cliff walls and cascading waterfalls, and keep an eye out for area wildlife: dolphins, penguins, seals, and a variety of birds. This isolated part of New Zealand is truly a special place!

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 36 : Queenstown/Twizel

Location: Queenstown, Twizel

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mountain Chalet Twizel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Head through the centre of the South Island to Twizel, near New Zealand's highest peak, Mt Cook. Visit Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and spend the afternoon hiking the region, taking in the alpine scenery. Learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary at the Visitor's Centre.

TRANSPORT: Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. Drive time includes stops.

ACTIVITY: Stop by the visitor's centre to learn more about the region.

ACTIVITY: Aoraki/Mount Cook is both a village, a national park and the name of New Zealand's highest mountain. Located in central South Island, the park includes a mix of rocks and glaciers, as well as alpine plants including the world's largest buttercup, the Mount Cook lily. There are several short walks that reward with spectacular views.

Day 37 : Twizel/Christchurch

Location: Twizel, Christchurch

Accommodation: All Stars Inn on Bealey (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Continue on to Christchurch and take in an orientation walk with your CEO. Enjoy one final night together with the group.

Travel to the Garden City of Christchurch, a little piece of England in New Zealand, still recovering from a devastating earthquake.

TRANSPORT: Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. Drive time includes stops throughout the day, including a couple of hours to visit Mt Cook (weather permitting).

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: EVENING Enjoy a last night out.

Day 38 : Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Meals Included: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

What's Included

  • Melbourne Laneways Walk

  • Brighton Bathing Boxes Visit

  • Rainforest Walk, Great Otway National Park

  • 12 Apostles Visit

  • Loch Ard Gorge Visit

  • Grampians National Park Visit

  • Mossman Gorge Indigenous Peoples Interpretive Walk

  • Whitsunday Islands Sailing Excursion

  • Barrier Reef Visit

  • Surfing lesson in Byron Bay

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Accommodation

Hotels (35 nts) Rainforest cabin (2nts).

Transport

Private vehicle, sailboat, plane, boat, ferry, walking

Meals Included

16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

Group Size

Max 16, avg 12

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    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

  • Packing List

    Cold weather: • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater • Scarf • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Warm layers Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Health & Safety: • Face masks (required) • Hand sanitizer (required) • Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.) • Rubber gloves Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear

  • Dossier Disclaimer

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  • Safety and Security

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it deemed necessary, due to safety concerns. Your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy and explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. Read more about travel safety for ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling.

  • Laundry

    Your CEO will advise you along the trip where you will be able to do your laundry.

  • What to Take

    The max luggage allowance on domestic flights within Australia is 1 checked bag (20 kgs) and 1 carry on (7 kgs) per person. You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle.

  • Joining Instructions

    Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned for that day other than your welcome meeting in the evening, so you can arrive at any time. Your CEO will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. A welcome note will be left for you in the hotel so you have all the necessary information regarding the meeting time. If you arrive late, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.

  • Planeterra Foundation - the non-profit partner of G Adventures

    Planeterra International Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to turning travel into impact by helping local communities earn an income from tourism. Planeterra connects underserved local communities to the benefits of tourism by developing and supporting small community-owned businesses. These businesses support Indigenous people, empower women, grant youth access to employment opportunities, and protect the environment. Planeterra also works to ensure these businesses have a thriving customer base by integrating their projects into G Adventures’ itineraries globally. G Adventures is Planeterra’s largest corporate donor, covering all operating costs, so 100% of your donation will bring opportunity to people in need. G Adventures Dollar-a-day Program - Make Every Day Count - Turn your travel into impact with Planeterra Foundation. Did you know? Most communities around the world do not benefit from tourism. Give back to the places you visit on your travels by creating opportunities for local people to earn an income, and protect the environment. Make every day count by donating $1/day for the length of your trip, and join us in empowering the communities you will visit when you travel. 100% of your donation goes directly to Planeterra projects.

  • Arrival Complications

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier and contact us as soon as possible. If you have a pre-booked transfer, and you have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

  • Accommodation

    Hotels (35 nts) Rainforest cabin (2nts).

  • Important Notes

    1. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. 2. Please be aware that wifi and internet access is not as readily available in Australia as in other parts of the world. There are often additional charges to connect to the internet, and speeds may be slower than what you are used to. 3. Over public holidays in Australia and New Zealand (such as Christmas, New Years Day, Easter, and Anzac Day) there may be some limitations of services and disruptions to schedules. In general our tours still operate effectively over public holidays, but there may be closures of optional activities and restaurants, and slight itinerary adjustments in order to provide all tour inclusions.

  • Meals

    Eating is a big part of traveling. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Our groups tend to eat together for most meals but there is no obligation to so. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. We love checking out what the locals are doing and what makes up their daily routines. In Italy that could be starting the day with an espresso and cornetto standing at the bar in a local café. in Australia it might include an iced coffee and sausage roll by the beach and in Vietnam it could be slurping a steaming bowl of pho sitting on a plastic stool on a busy street corner. Hey, variety is the spice of life!

  • Minimum Age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Optional Activities

    Barossa Valley - Barossa Valley Wine Tour Kangaroo Island - Kangaroo Island Day Trip (283AUD per person) The Twelve Apostles - Helicopter Ride (145AUD per person) Mornington Peninsula - Wine Tour Melbourne - Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos Cape Tribulation - Great Barrier Reef Visit (149AUD per person) - Daintree National Park Visit (Free) - Cape Tribulation Horseback Riding (110AUD per person) - Daintree Rainforest Night Walk (45AUD per person) Whitsunday Islands - Whitsunday Islands Snorkelling (Free) Byron Bay - Hinterland and Minyon Falls Tour (139AUD per person) - Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking Cape Byron - Cape Byron Lighthouse Visit (Free) Sydney - Sydney Opera House Visit (37-165AUD per person) - Jet Boat Ride (85AUD per person) - Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb - Sydney Adrenaline Bundle Coogee Beach - Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach Coastal Walk Rotorua - Hobbiton Tour (112NZD per person) - Whitewater Rafting (89NZD per person) - Hot Springs (30-50NZD per person) - Mountain Biking (35-130NZD per person) - Zorbing (35-50NZD per person) Hahei - Hahei Boat Cruise (85NZD per person) - Sea Kayaking (115NZD per person) Wellington - Te Papa Museum Visit (Free) - Wellington Cable Car (4-7.50NZD per person) - Zealandia (9-95NZD per person) - Weta Workshop Tour (25-65NZD per person) - Martinborough Wine Tour (199NZD per person) Kaikoura - Scenic Flight (135-180NZD per person) - Hiking (Free) - Whale Watching (145NZD per person) - Swimming With Dolphins (170NZD per person) Franz Josef - Helicopter Hike (459-539NZD per person) - Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk (79NZD per person) - Franz Josef Quad Bike (65-160NZD per person) - Franz Josef Kayaking (99-129NZD per person) - Hiking (Free) Queenstown - Paragliding (210NZD per person) - Gondola Ride (35-56NZD per person) - Bungee Jumping (165-205NZD per person) - Vineyard Tour (185-230NZD per person) - Ziptrek (120-170NZD per person) - Earnslaw Steamship Cruise (55-95NZD per person) - Shotover Canyon Swing/Shotover Canyon Fox (169-299NZD per person) - Scenic Horse Riding Tour (165-325NZD per person) - Queenstown Jet Boating - Skydiving (299-459NZD per person)

  • Tipping

    It is not customary in New Zealand or Australia to tip service providers, but if you do experience outstanding service it is good to do so. Such service would only usually be in places like quality restaurants and it would be very rare that you would tip more than 10%. Unless specifically asked to do so at the time (by your CEO) - do not tip your local guides. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures Chief Experience Officer did an outstanding job, you may consider a small tip - but it certainly isn't expected.

  • Travel Insurance

    All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check the information yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements. AUSTRALIA A valid passport and visa is required. For some nationalities, the visa can be issued by your Travel Agency or the Australian Embassy via Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). To apply for an ETA online, travellers must hold a passport from one of the following countries: - Brunei - Darussalam - Canada - Hong Kong - Japan - Malaysia - Singapore - South Korea - United States More information about the ETA and how to apply can be found here: https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETA/etas.jsp If you do not hold a passport from any of the above countries, you cannot apply for an ETA online. You may be eligible to apply for an ETA through a travel agent, airline or an Australian visa office. Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply for other types of electronic visitor visas. See: www.immi.gov.au NEW ZEALAND Important notice for passport holders from 60 visa waiver countries, including the UK, Canada, USA, and EU: Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) From 1 October 2019, passport holders from 60 visa waiver countries travelling by air or cruise and entering New Zealand without a visa (tourists) will need to hold an ETA before travelling to New Zealand. You will be able to apply for an ETA from July 2019. For more information and full list of eligible countries please visit https://www.immigration.govt.nz/nzeta

  • Transport

    Private vehicle, sailboat, plane, boat, ferry, walking

  • Highlights

    Experience Melbourne’s colourful laneways, Travel along the Great Ocean Road and look out for the 12 Apostles, Hike in Grampians National Park, Follow an Indigenous guide through the Daintree Rainforest, Sail around the scenic Whitsundays, Stay overnight in the Blue Mountains, Cruise around the fjords of Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park, Soak in the scenery of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, Hang with the Maori in a traditional village

  • Feedback

    After your travels, we want to hear from you! Your feedback information is so important to us that we'll give you 5% off the price of your next G Adventures trip if your feedback is completed on-line within 30 days of finishing your trip. Your tour evaluation will be e-mailed to you 24 hours after the conclusion of your trip. If you do not receive the tour evaluation link in the days after your tour has finished, please drop us a line at customerservice@gadventures.com and we will send it on to you.

  • Group Size Notes

    Max 16, avg 12

  • What's Included

    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Adelaide Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef Your Discover Moment: Queenstown. Melbourne Laneways Walk. Brighton Bathing Boxes Visit. Rainforest Walk, Great Otway National Park. 12 Apostles Visit. Loch Ard Gorge Visit. Grampians National Park Visit. Mossman Gorge Indigenous Peoples Interpretive Walk. Whitsunday Islands Sailing Excursion. Barrier Reef Visit. Surfing lesson in Byron Bay. Blue Mountains Excursion. Blue Mountains Scenic Railway. Sydney Coromandel Peninsula Visit. Hot Water Beach Excursion. Hanmer Springs. Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visit. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Local Flights

    Local flights are included in this itinerary. The max luggage allowance on domestic flights within Australia is 1 checked bag (20 kgs) and 1 carry on (7 kgs) per person.

  • Solo Travellers

    We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

  • My Own Room

    Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

  • International Flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Itinerary Disclaimer

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

  • Newsletter

    Our adventure travel e-newsletter is full of travel news, trip information, interesting stories and contests. To avoid missing out on special offers and updates from G Adventures, subscribe at www.gadventures.com/newsletters/ Stay current on how our company invests in our global community through our foundation – Planeterra. Sign up for Planeterra's monthly news to learn more about how to give back and support the people and places we love to visit.

  • Max Pax

    Max 16, avg 12

  • Group Leader Description

    This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    G Adventures was established in 1990

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Most of our trips do not have a single supplement. This means that the accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if travelling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another G Adventures traveller of the same sex. Some tours have an optional single supplement. An optional service that may be available is called "My Own Room". This service allows solo travellers to request their own room.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It's extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary, please consult us before you book.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    https://www.gadventures.com/travel-with-confidence/

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    https://www.gadventures.com/about-us/core-values/

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