Australia & New Zealand: An Adventure Down Under - 2017

Auckland • Mount Cook • Queenstown • Sydney • Great Barrier Reef • Cairns
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Melbourne & Ayers Rock

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Melbourne & Ayers Rock

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FROM $2,349 PER PERSON | 5 DAYS | $470 PER DAY

Make the most of your trip — and your value! — by adding this optional 5-day post-trip extension to stunning Ayers Rock and cosmopolitan Melbourne. You’ll begin with a visit to legendary Ayers Rock, the world's largest monolith, where you’ll experience one of the world’s most remarkable sunsets during a champagne reception. Sip champagne and watch as the rock’s red sandstone takes on ever-changing hues as the Outback sun sinks below the horizon. Then, spend three nights in Melbourne, Australia’s second most populous city, with an included city tour and a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled with their visit to Phillip Island to see cuddly koalas and complete the day by watching the Penguin Parade at sunset. This is a wonderful way to round out your Down Under discovery!

Your Price Includes:

  • Flights from Cairns to Ayers Rock (via Alice Springs) and Ayers Rock to Melbourne
  • Accommodations: 1 night in Ayers Rock at the Superior First-Class Sails in the Desert and 3 nights in Melbourne at the Moderate Deluxe Pullman Melbourne on the Park
  • 6 meals: 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • 3 Excursions
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling 
  • The services of Regional Experts

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DAY 20: Cairns / Sydney / Ayers Rock

We depart Cairns today on an early flight to Ayers Rock. After checking in to our hotel, visit Ayers Rock – Uluru to the locals – to marvel at this magnificent landmark at sunset. We raise a glass of champagne to the rock’s magnificence at it turns from red to orange and then purple as the sun sinks below the Outback horizon. Enjoy an included dinner this evening.

 Included meals: dinner
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DAY 21: Ayers Rock / Melbourne

Wake up early this morning and watch from our hotel as the sunrise illuminates Ayers Rock. After breakfast, we enjoy a tour around the base of the rock to see the Mutujulu waterhole and cave paintings, and pay a visit to the cultural center. Later, we fly to the sophisticated city of Melbourne, capital of Australia's "Garden State" of Victoria. Upon arrival, we spend the rest of the day at leisure.

 Included meals: breakfast

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DAY 22: Melbourne

After breakfast, we set off on an included Melbourne city tour, passing the Parliament House, which served as the Australian national seat of government, and the ANZAC War Memorial, the city’s shrine of war remembrance. We also take a stroll amidst the beautiful blooms and majestic arbors of the splendid Royal Botanical Gardens. After lunch on your own, we visit Phillip Island, home to a koala reserve. We meet some of these adorable creatures, then enjoy dinner at local restaurant. Later, we witness the famed Penguin Parade at sunset as they come marching in from a day of hunting at sea.

 Included meals: breakfast, dinner

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DAY 23: Melbourne

Enjoy a final day in Melbourne at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.

 Included meals: breakfast

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DAY 24: Melbourne / Return home

Following breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport and fly home.

 Included meals: breakfast

* Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on Jan 4th departure date.  Add $50 per person for Jan 11th,  $200 Jan 25th – $400 all other dates. Free Single Supplement available on each departure date on this extension - a value of $599! (Subject to availability).

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