Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

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29 Days
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$7699
$6390

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

29 Days Starting in Cairns and ending in Christchurch

Visiting:

Cairns

,

Mossman Gorge

,

Cape Tribulation

,

Airlie Beach

,

Brisbane

,

Byron Bay

,

Cape Byron

,

Port Macquarie

,

Blue Mountains

,

Sydney

,

Coogee Beach

,

Bondi Beach

,

Auckland

,

Rotorua

,

Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve

,

Hahei

,

Tamaki Maori Village

,

Wellington

,

Christchurch

,

Kaikōura

,

Hanmer Springs

,

Franz Josef Glacier

,

Queenstown

,

Doubtful Sound / Patea

,

Aoraki / Mount Cook

,

Twizel

Tour operator:

G Adventures

Physical rating:

2 - Light

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

25610

Group size:

12 - 16

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.

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

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Tour Overview

No one should ever have to choose between adventuring across Australia or New Zealand — so we created this 29-day tour that hits the highlights of both. Featuring guided walks through the Daintree Rainforest, Doubtful Sound day-cruises in Fiordland National Park, overnight stays in a Maori village, and heaps of other awesome experiences, this tour is proof you really can have the best of both worlds. Well, countries. But you get what we mean.

Highlights

  • Follow an Indigenous guide through the Daintree Rainforest.

  • Sail around the scenic Whitsundays.

  • Hike and 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.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Cairns
Location:

  Cairns


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  The Hotel Cairns (or similar)


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.

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.

icon Day 2 : Cairns/Cape Tribulation
Location:

  Cairns, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation


Accommodation:

  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.

icon Day 3 : Cape Tribulation
Location:

  Cape Tribulation


Accommodation:

  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.

icon Day 4 : 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.

icon Day 5 : 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.

icon Day 6 : Airlie Beach
Location:

  Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Island, 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.

icon Day 7 : Airlie Beach/Byron Bay
Location:

  Airlie Beach, Brisbane, 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.

icon Day 8 : Byron Bay
Location:

  Byron Bay, Cape Byron, Byron Bay


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments (or similar)


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities like skydiving, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.

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

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

icon Day 9 : Byron Bay/Port Macquarie
Location:

  Byron Bay, Port Macquarie


Accommodation:

  El Paso Motor Inn (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Lunch


Tour an organic farm in the heart of Byron Bay before sitting down to a delicious lunch featuring local produce. Head 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.

ACTIVITY: Visit an urban garden with located on the outskirts of Byron Bay. Tour the grounds, learn about organic gardening, and help gather some ingredients needed to make lunch. Get a true taste of Australia and fuel up for the afternoon with a delicious lunch of fresh, organic ingredients.

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

icon Day 10 : Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains
Location:

  Port Macquarie, Blue Mountains


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Leisure Inn Spires (or similar)


Meals Included:

  No Meals


En route to the Blue Mountains, opt to stop at the Koala Hospital to learn about vital wildlife conservation work in the area.

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

icon Day 11 : Blue Mountains
Location:

  Blue Mountains


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Leisure Inn Spires (or similar)


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Travel to the majestic Blue Mountains and experience the natural beauty of this World Heritage Area. Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba and view the Three Sisters. Take a guided tour of Jenolan Caves, filled with striking limestone rock formations.

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

ACTIVITY: Jenolan Caves are a protected feature of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. These limestone karst caves are the world's oldest caves and are significant both a scientific and sightseeing perspective. Enjoy a guided tour in the cool climes of this fascinating underworld.

icon Day 12 : Blue Mountains/Sydney
Location:

  Blue Mountains, Sydney


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Travelodge Hotel Sydney (or similar)


Meals Included:

  No Meals


This morning, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world. Continue to Sydney and head out for an orientation walk. With some free time, opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.

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.

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.

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.

icon Day 13 : Sydney
Location:

  Sydney, Coogee Beach, Bondi Beach, 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 final night out with the group.

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

icon Day 14 : 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.

icon Day 15 : Auckland
Location:

  Auckland, Rotorua, 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.

icon Day 16 : Auckland/Hahei
Location:

  Auckland, Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve, Hahei


Accommodation:

  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.

icon Day 17 : Rotorua/Maori Village
Location:

  Rotorua, Hahei, Tamaki Maori Village


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. Later, enjoy a cultural overnight in a Maori village featuring a traditional hangi dinner and show.

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.

In the evening visit a Maori village for traditional ceremonies, a Hangi meal and entertainment. After dinner, lounge by the bonfire and have some time to get to know the Maori hosts.

Additional Information: Accommodation is in a Maori wharepuni (sleeping house). Groups will often stay together in one sleeping house (multi-share, mixed gender), staying in line with Maori traditions.

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 and culture. For dinner, enjoy a traditional Hangi meal, similar to the Hawaiian Luau, with dishes cooked in the ground. After, enjoy some quiet time with our Maori hosts by a fire.

icon Day 18 : 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.

icon Day 19 : Wellington
Location:

  Wellington


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  C Hotel Wellington (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


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.

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: Spend some time exploring the city.

icon Day 20 : Wellington/Kaikoura
Location:

  Wellington, Christchurch, Kaikōura


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  White Morph (or similar)


Meals Included:

  No Meals


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.

icon Day 21 : 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.

icon Day 22 : 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.

icon Day 23 : 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.

icon Day 24 : 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.

icon Day 25 : 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.

icon Day 26 : Queenstown
Location:

  Queenstown, Doubtful Sound / Patea, 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.

icon Day 27 : Queenstown/Twizel
Location:

  Queenstown, Aoraki / Mount Cook, 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.

icon Day 28 : 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.

icon Day 29 : Christchurch
Location:

  Christchurch


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Depart at any time.

What's Included

  • Indigenous Peoples Interpretive Walk at Mossman Gorge

  • Barrier Reef Visit

  • Whitsunday Islands Sailing Excursion

  • Pick-to-Plate Lunch

  • Blue Mountains Excursion

  • Jenolan Caves Tour

  • Jamison Valley Walk

  • Blue Mountains Scenic Railway

  • Sydney Coromandel Peninsula Visit

  • Hot Water Beach Excursion

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Accommodation

Hotels (25 nts) Rainforest cabin (2nts), Maori village (1 nt, multi-share).

Meals Included

12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, sailboat, plane, boat, walking

Group Size

Max 16, avg 12

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Joining Instructions

By Taxi: Approximately $24 By Cairns Airport Shuttle: $12 per person. By far the best option; busses leave the airport every 15-20 minutes. Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned for that day other then 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.

Emergency Contact

Should you need to contact G Adventures during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call our local office in Melbourne. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Office and after office hours emergency number From outside Australia: +61 432 705 621 From within Australia: 0432 705 621 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local operations manager, please call the numbers listed below which will connect you directly with our Sales team who will happily assist you. Hours of operation by region can be found <a href='https://www.gadventures.com/contact-us/?ref=footer'>here</a>. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0344 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

About our Transportation

A variety of transport modes are used on this tour.

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.

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.

    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.

    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.

    Visas and Entry Requirements

    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

    Max Pax

    Max 16, avg 12

    Spending Money

    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.

    Transport

    Private vehicle, sailboat, plane, boat, walking

    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.

    Accommodation

    Hotels (25 nts) Rainforest cabin (2nts), Maori village (1 nt, multi-share).

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    What's Included

    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay Your Local Living Moment: Maori Village Overnight Visit, Rotorua Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef Your Discover Moment: Queenstown. Indigenous Peoples Interpretive Walk at Mossman Gorge. Whitsunday Islands Sailing Excursion. Barrier Reef Visit. Pick-to-Plate Lunch. Blue Mountains Excursion. Jenolan Caves Tour. Jamison Valley Walk. Blue Mountains Scenic Railway. Sydney Coromandel Peninsula Visit. Hahei Cathedral Cove Scenic Walk. Hot Water Beach Excursion. Winery Visit. Hanmer Springs. Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visit. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

    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.

    Emergency Fund

    Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

    Meals Included

    12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

    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. <a href="/travel-resources/safety/">Read more about travel safety</a> for ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling.

    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

    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.

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    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 <a href="https://www.planeterra.org">Planeterra Foundation</a>. 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.

    Highlights

    Follow an Indigenous guide through the Daintree Rainforest, Sail around the scenic Whitsundays, Hike and 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

    My Own Room Exceptions

    Night 17 at Maori Village NOTE: If you have booked the My Own Room option, on Night 16 there may be shared facilities (cottage style accommodation), but you will have your own room.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. A minimum coverage of USD200,000 is required. G Adventures can provide you with the appropriate coverage. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Some tours include adventure activities that require extra coverage (e.g. crampon use); please review your itinerary and make sure that you are covered for all included activities. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

    Optional Activities

    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 - Whale Watching (89AUD per person) - Hinterland and Minyon Falls Tour (139AUD per person) - Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking - Surfing Lesson Cape Byron - Cape Byron Lighthouse Visit (Free) Port Macquarie - Koala Hospital Visit (2AUD per person) 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 Auckland - Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos 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)

    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.

    Joining Hotel

    For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.

    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.

    Laundry

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

    Money Exchange

    The Australian currency is the Australian Dollar (AUD). Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Australia and can be used to purchase small and large items. When purchasing products or services with a foreign credit card you may be charged additional fees by your credit card company for foreign purchases. The currency in New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in New Zealand and can be used to purchase small and large items. When purchasing products or services with a foreign credit card you may be charged additional fees by your credit card company for foreign purchases. Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Both Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. Both Visa and Master Cards are the most widely accepted credit cards. While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work check with your bank before you travel. A visit to an ATM can be arranged on Day 1 and other days of the trip. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of local currency (preferably smaller bills, 5's, 10's and 20's), traveller’s cheques and credit cards is best. Currency exchange is best obtained prior to travel or at the airport, currency exchange is easy to find in Australia in the gateway cities and most banks do accommodate. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

    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.

    Group Size Notes

    Max 16, avg 12

    A Couple of Rules

    Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of people in the sex trade is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they utilize the services of paid sex workers, in any capacity.

    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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    G Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

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Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

29 Days Starting in Cairns and ending in Christchurch

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Brisbane

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Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve

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Hahei

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Tamaki Maori Village

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Wellington

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Christchurch

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Kaikōura

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Hanmer Springs

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Franz Josef Glacier

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Queenstown

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Aoraki / Mount Cook

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Twizel

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"If you're not on a tour, it's important to book places like David Sheldrick in advance as they are a true sanctuary and only open to the public for 1hr each day to limited numbers. It can book up weeks in advance."

What can I do at night?

"Nairobi has a lot of restaurants and bars. My favourite is K1 Clubhouse with regular DJs, life music, an outdoor beer garden and club vibes! Great drinks, food and atmosphere!"

What do you love most about Nairobi?

"I love Nairobi so much because the people are so welcoming. Locals have always been so kind and helpful and of course, Kenya is so beautiful it keeps me coming back for more!"

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Unless you're on a tour, plan the places you want to visit in advance and organise a guide for easiness and safety! Kenya has a lot to offer and there's a lot to pack into a trip!"

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    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Yosemite West

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are so many hikes and beautiful scenic nature views, especially along the valley. Head to Mariposa for some scenic trails. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sunset offers incredible opportunities to view wildlife & watch the colours highlight El Capitan as the sun sinks beyond the horizon."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Look for wildlife sightings throughout the park!"

Must pack items for Yosemite West

"-Warm layers (even in summer as temps can drop quite quickly when the sun goes down). -Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent, sturdy hiking boots, binoculars, camera & sunglasses."

Benefits of a tour guide for Yosemite West

"Access to information about the best hikes, insights and tips to make your trip magical and unique! "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head towards the Hetch Hetchy reservoir for some amazing views of the stunning lakes along the Sierra Nevada mountain range."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Drive along the valley for amazing views of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls and giant sequoia trees. Head up to Tunnel View for stunning views of the valley below."

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    London

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    Paris, France

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  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Yellowstone National Park

United States

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Best time to watch Old Faithful erupt is around sunset, there will be less crowds & beautiful sunset views!"

What do you love most about Yellowstone National Park?

"There are so many natural wonders to observe and amazing places to explore!"

Must pack items for Yellowstone National Park

"Pack for the weather & season, bring layers, an umbrella, a reusable water bottle, comfortable shoes, bear spray and of course, your camera!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Plan to visit the North entrance & see the Teddy Roosevelt Archway."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Keep a keen eye out for abundant wildlife, especially in the Hayden Valley area!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Yellowstone National Park

"They're able to provide tips and insights, and ensure you see the best sights throughout Yellowstone NP!"

Favourite time of year to visit Yellowstone National Park

"Mid-May to early June for great weather & smaller crowds."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone & walk the north rim trail for epic views!"

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  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    Paris, France

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

San Francisco

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Head to the top of Bernal Heights Park for 360° views of the city, bay & Oakland."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Capture the unique views of Golden Gate Bridge!"

What do you love most about San Francisco?

"Marvel at Redwood trees."

What do you love most about San Francisco?

"Find unique views of San Fran from Sausalito. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"If you're a move fanatic, you can find the "Mrs. Doubtfire" home and several other film locations around the city."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Take a relaxing walk around Palace of Fine Arts."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Sutro Baths."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Japanese Gardens at Golden Gate Park! "

Must pack items for San Francisco

"Pack layers, an umbrella, comfortable walking shoes, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen & a hat or sun hat."

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  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    Paris, France

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Charleston

United States

What do you love most about Charleston?

"One of the best-kept, charming & quaint historic towns in the USA. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Charleston

"Known as the holy city, there are so many historic churches to explore & a tour guide can provide all sorts of insights & information about the history of Charleston."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Walk off the beaten path & put down the map, Charleston is a picturesque city with hundreds of quiet little lanes just waiting to be explored."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Plan to wear comfortable shoes that have grip & can handle cobblestone streets!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head to Callie's Hot Little Biscuit and grab a sample of the delicious fresh-baked biscuits!"

What do you love most about Charleston?

"A plethora of amazing restaurants provide ample opportunities to sample local favourites, such as unicorn grits, fried green tomatoes or fried okra."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are 5 historic plantations in the area to tour. "

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  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    Paris, France

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  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Savannah

United States

What do you love most about Savannah?

"Explore the historic Wormsloe Plantation: drive the gorgeous tree-lined drive, walk nature trails and observe ruins."

What do you love most about Savannah?

"There are over 20 squares, which function like a park located all around the city. They're perfect for resting weary feet & people watching."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head to Forsyth fountain and enjoy the shade while you stroll under the tree-lined path."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sample amazing local cuisine at Collins Quarter near Forsyth Park."

Must pack items for Savannah

"Sunscreen, sun hat, bug spray, reusable water bottle & comfortable walking shoes."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Explore the historic Riverfront area, browse the shops & sample a free praline or grab some gelato at Savannah's Candy Kitchen."

Favourite time of year to visit Savannah

"Spring is wonderful because the weather is perfect, warm but not humid."

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    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    Paris, France

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Valldemossa

Spain

Favourite time of year to visit Valldemossa

"The best time to visit this place is from October - April, whilwhene there are much fewer people and the temperature is so mild. During the summer it can be extremely crowded and hot!"

What do you love most about Valldemossa?

"The little streets with the green plants are so cute and the views are just perfect from every corner!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"▫️Try the coco de patata ▪️Wander around the pretty streets ▫️Visit the Chopin museum ▪️Visit the Carthusian Monastery ▫️Relax at Jardin Rei Joan Carles garden "

@biankadventures's Top Tips

"You can combine this beautiful village with a visit to Deià, Soller and Fornatlux!"

Must pack items for Valldemossa

"Bring comfortable shoes as you will walk a lot. Also bring water, during the summer bring sunscreen and a hat to avoid the heat! "

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    New York

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    Peru

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  • I am a huge travel addict who has a regular 9-5 job and outside of this try to explore the world, search for unique places and hidden gems! I hope my tips and photos can be an inspiration for you!