Australia & New Zealand: An Adventure Down Under - 2018

Auckland • Queenstown • Sydney • Great Barrier Reef • Cairns
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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Kuranda Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $275 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 8 hours
  • Location: Cairns, Australia
  • When: Full-day tour, including lunch

Experience the contrast of the region's oldest and most picturesque railway and the technology of the world’s longest and most beautiful cableway in one day. Your day begins at the Freshwater Railway Station. Once aboard the train, sit back and enjoy the spectacular views as you journey to top of the mountain range through 15 hand-cut tunnels and past spectacular waterfalls. Once you arrive in Kuranda, you will be transferred to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, which is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia — a quality wildlife park in the heart of Kuranda Village. This is home to over 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies that are hand-reared on the premises. From here you will enjoy an included lunch before having some free time to do your own exploring. At the scheduled time, board Skyrail for the world's most beautiful rainforest experience. Glide across the rainforest canopy and take advantage of the two stops en route to enjoy a walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. Your journey ends at Caravonica Lakes where your coach is waiting to take you back to the hotel.

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Featherdale Wildlife Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $199 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 9 hours
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • When: Full-day tour, including lunch

Experience some of the very best of Sydney and Australia! This exclusive, full-day tour showcases some of Australia’s highlights such as the country’s unique and beautiful wildlife, and the scenic Blue Mountains. Your day begins with a drive to Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you’ll meet cuddly koalas, spry kangaroos, and other Australian wildlife. Then, en route to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, you’ll enjoy an included lunch before winding your way through the countryside to the Blue Mountains, where you can take in the magnificent valley views aboard a scenic railway and skyway (cable car). This tour is sure to leave you with many fond memories of Australia.

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Waiheke Island Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $175 USD per person
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  • Location: Waiheke, New Zealand
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Get into the spirit of New Zealand travel with a 40-minute ferry ride from Auckland to picturesque Waiheke Island, which is fast becoming the wine center of the region. Upon arrival at the island in the Hauraki Gulf, you’ll board a motorcoach and tour some of the wine areas in the region. Enjoy a wine tasting and a country lunch at a boutique winery and take in the views of the vineyards and the surrounding sea. Afterwards, enjoy another ferry transit as you return to the city and your hotel.

Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Journey Australia & New Zealand: An Adventure Down Under Grand Australia & New Zealand
Price without Air* $5,199 $8,890 + internal air starting at $3,500 Save $13,582 per couple!
Trip Length 16 days 20 days Better pacing — enjoy more time in each destination!
Per Diem $324 per day $620 Save $546 per couple per day!
Small Group travel Yes! No more than 24 travelers per departure! Select dates start at $13,090 per person for doubles Smaller group size, lower price!
Extend Your Value Explore the Australian Outback with visits to Melbourne & Ayers Rock No extensions Since you've come this far we offer you the choice to make the most of your international airfare and extend your discoveries at an unbeatable value!
Sightseeing 17 Sightseeing Tours & Cultural Connections - a $3,680 value per couple! 17 Sightseeing Tours The most enriching tours & Cultural Connections, including a Home-Hosted meal, Maori concert, and full-day excursion to the Great Barrier Reef!

*Prices are subject to change and based on comparable departure months.
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