New Year's Eve Down Under with Fiji

New Year's Eve Down Under with Fiji

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New Year's Eve Down Under with Fiji

24 Days

Visiting: Sydney, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Alice Springs, Melbourne, Queenstown, Milford Sound / Piopiotahi, Aoraki / Mount Cook, Christchurch, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Auckland, Nadi, Coral Coast

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

PYE-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Activities:

Boat/Cruise Excursion

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Five, four, three, two, one! The countdown is on Down Under for the most uplifting New Year kick-off. This aspirational tour of Australia and New Zealand gets the party started with a celebratory cruise on Sydney Harbor complete with beats, bites, and bubbly – and one of the world’s most famous fireworks displays. The stunning sights keep coming for 21 days as you snorkel over the rainbows of coral at the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy an Outback barbecue in Australia’s fiery red desert, and delight in the kaleidoscope of blossoms at Melbourne’s famous Fitzroy Gardens. Say farewell to the koalas, kangaroos, and other party animals as the festivities continue in New Zealand with a breathtaking cruise through the thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound, a silent boat ride through the glowworm-lit Waitomo Caves, a traditional cooked-beneath-the-ground hot stone Hangi dinner in Rotorua, and a high-in-the-sky farewell celebration atop Auckland’s rotating Sky Tower.

Did you know the koala sleeps an average of 20 hours a day? Why not add three nights in Fiji to your tour of Australia and New Zealand and curl up in a beachside hammock yourself? Between naps, you’ll enjoy a Sigatoka River Safari and the sun, fun, and genuine warmth of the islanders.

Places You'll See

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Bailey, A Crystalbrook Collection Resort

Desert Gardens Hotel

Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Doubletree By Hilton Alice Springs

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

The Hermitage

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

Skycity Hotel

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive In Sydney,Australia
Location: Sydney, Sydney
Meals Included: Dinner

Your room is available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule your flights to arrive by 3pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner.

Day 2: Sydney
Location: Sydney
Meals Included: Breakfast

Explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Visit the Sydney Opera House and travel to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s botanic gardens for a great photo opportunity and sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a walk around the Rocks District, the site of the first European settlement in Australia now home to shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Day 3: Sydney
Location: Sydney
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today is at leisure. You may wish to spend some time in Darling Harbour with its many shops and restaurants. Other options including visiting the Art Gallery of New South Wales, strolling through the Royal Botanic Garden, or enjoying delicious Asian food at one of the restaurants in Spice Alley. This evening, a special New Year’s Eve celebration awaits.

Day 4: Sydney
Location: Sydney
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, enjoy time to relax after your New Year’s Eve celebration.

Day 5: Sydney,Cairns
Location: Sydney, Cairns
Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway of the Great Barrier Reef.” Check-in to your Cairns hotel for a 3-night stay. Cairns is known for its mild winters, great nightlife and plenty of fun things to see and do. Why not explore the Cairns Night Markets whose vendors sell a vast array of souvenirs, delicious foods, and the work of local artisans and designers.

Day 6: Cairns. Excursion To The Outer Great Barrier Reef
Location: Great Barrier Reef
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of coral and sea life. Return to Cairns late this afternoon. Your evening is at leisure.

Day 7: Cairns
Location: Cairns
Meals Included: Breakfast

A full day at leisure.

Day 8: Cairns,Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Location: Cairns, Uluru
Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly this morning to Australia’s “Red Center.” Enjoy a tour at the base of the rock, learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Visit magnificent Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a geological splendour of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, visit the “Sunset Strip” for a drink and to witness the changing hues painting the rock.

NOTE:
Due to this remote location and limited flights, you may be booked on a connecting flight from Cairns to Uluru.

Day 9: Uluru,Alice Springs
Location: Uluru, Alice Springs
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Alice Springs,Melbourne
Location: Alice Springs, Melbourne
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, fly to Melbourne. Enjoy three nights in the city often referred to as Australia’s cultural capital. Melbourne is a blend of world-class restaurants, museums, shopping, and interesting hidden laneways.

Day 11: Melbourne
Location: Melbourne
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12: Melbourne
Location: Melbourne
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city on your own.

Day 13: Melbourne,Queenstown,New Zealand
Location: Melbourne, Queenstown, Queenstown
Meals Included: Breakfast

Board your flight across the Tasman Sea to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 14: Queenstown. Excursion To Milford Sound
Location: Milford Sound / Piopiotahi
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, travel into scenic Fiordland National Park. Boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, this region of New Zealand has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was famously described by author, Rudyard Kipling, as the “eighth wonder of the world.” Late this evening, return to Queenstown.

NOTE:
The excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 15 depending on weather and road conditions today.

Day 15: Queenstown
Location: Queenstown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16: Queenstown,Mount Cook
Location: Queenstown, Aoraki / Mount Cook
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s journey brings us to magnificent Mount Cook National Park. Weather permitting, you may wish to join a stargazing program this evening. The Mount Cook region offers some of the darkest skies in the world – perfect for viewing the southern night sky

Day 17: Mount Cook,Christchurch,Rotorua
Location: Aoraki / Mount Cook, Christchurch, Rotorua
Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island and then fly to Rotorua, the heart of the Māori culture.

Day 18: Rotorua
Location: Rotorua
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 19: Rotorua,Waitomo,Auckland
Location: Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Auckland
Meals Included: Breakfast

Depart Rotorua and cross over the Mamakue ranges to the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Then, travel through the green pastoral region of Waikato to Auckland. This evening, why not enjoy a glass of New Zealand’s famous wine while dining at one of Auckland’s world-class restaurants?

Day 20: Auckland
Location: Auckland
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Auckland. See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and historic Parnell Village. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a festive farewell dinner.

Day 21: Auckland,Nadi,Fiji,Coral Coast
Location: Auckland, Nadi, Nadi, Coral Coast
Meals Included: Breakfast

Board your flight and fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise. Arrive in Nadi and transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast. Composed of more than 300 islands, you are sure to enjoy the laid-back lifestyle and friendly Fijians. From white sandy beaches to tropical rainforests and mountain peaks, there is lot to explore on land as well in the water. Fiji is known as the Soft Coral Capital of the world with the Great Astrolabe Reef surrounding its islands and atolls. An underwater adventure should be high on your to-do list and will not disappoint. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 22: Coral Coast
Location: Coral Coast
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, cruise up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village. Return to your resort where the remainder of the day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine.

Day 23: Coral Coast
Location: Coral Coast
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is at leisure.

Day 24: Coral Coast,Nadi
Location: Coral Coast, Nadi
Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer from the Coral Coast to the Nadi International Airport today where your vacation ends.

UNESCO Sites

Great Barrier Reef|Sydney Opera House|Te Wahipounamu|Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park|Wet Tropics of Queensland

Meals

Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 7 dinners

Notes

Passengers must be 18 years of age or older for the New Year’s Eve Harbor Cruise.

Accommodation

Sydney:Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Cairns:Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
Uluru:Desert Gardens Hotel
Alice Springs:Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs
Melbourne:Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Queenstown:Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Mount Cook Region:The Hermitage
Rotorua:Distinction Hotel Rotorua
Auckland:SKYCITY Hotel
Coral Coast:Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Check out our Q&As

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

Reviews of this Operator

Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

Joan Cupp (Google Reviewer)  

My go-to escorted travel Co My...

01-Mar-2024

My go-to escorted travel Co My 4th trip with Globus and the did not disappoint. The sales deals they offer make it affordable for me to travel. All of the guides are well versed in the history of the area you travel in.

David R  

What a wonderful trip, thanks Globus

10-Jan-2023

Globus is my favorite travel agency. I tried others, but always come back to Globus. It is a 100% stress free one-stop shop. Easy booking with flight, hotel, transportation and travel insurance all in one place. Great customer service at reasonable prices. Lots of information prepared for the trip to handle travel logistics. I planned and booked my trip within 24 hours. Highly recommended to everyon

Alexander Wright  

Great guide, accommodations, and tours.

28-Dec-2022

We had a fantastic guide, with a great mix of free time and guided tours.

CTRTeach 11  

Globus exceeded my expectations!

20-Dec-2022

This is my first Globus tour. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth and quality. The hotels were top notch, and the cruise on the Nile exceeded my expectations. The cabins were roomy and comfortable, and the food was very good.

Nancy Arias  

The experience was amazing!!

30-Dec-2022

The trip was amazing. Our tour guide was so kind and very knowledgeable. I needed to attend a very important meeting via zoom. She was very understanding and accommodating to my needs and made it happen. I was very grateful! Our driver was by far the best driver I’ve ever encountered! I was beyond impressed with our guide, driver and trip!! I will definitely be back for another adventure!!

Irish Beth Maddock (Google Reviewer)  

Did the Globus Highlands and...

30-Sep-2023

Did the Globus Highlands and Islands Scottish Tour with Ian and Allister. What a trip!! With his sharp wit, immense knowledge and fun humour, Ian absolutely brought Scotland to vivid life with his many tales, informative quips and total, utter passion for history. Was spellbound. Am so VERY thankful I had the opportunity to be on Ian's last bus tour before retiring with Globus. In addition, to being so hard working and helpful, with Allister our driver, I cannot tell you how safe and secure I felt in his capable driving hands. He had some very awkward traffic and interesting roads to navigate with our large bus, (especially on the islands and up north) but he handled it all expertly and without a hitch. So much so, I was able to relax and enjoy the journey. All in all, with our tour, you could tell both these kind men cared very much for those of us who needed the extra help and advice. Made my bucket list trip to Scotland so memorable and wonderful. Thank you Ian and Allister! Globus is truly fortunate to have you both.

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    Up to 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 89 days before tour starts: Forfeit 20% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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