Mar 14, 2020
Round trip Air New Zealand airfare from Vancouver (CAD) or Los Angeles (USD) to Sydney and Auckland
Accommodation for 4 nights in Sydney
Half Day Sydney Sightseeing tour with guided Sydney Opera House visit
Sydney Hop On Hop Harbour Cruise with entry to Taronga Zoo
Accommodation for 4 nights in Auckland
Auckland Hop on Hop Off Explorer Tour
Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruise
Waiheke Island Explorer Tour
Items of a personal nature
About this Trip
Explore the two most popular cities of Australia and New Zealand on this air-land combo tour. Start in Sydney, where you'll tour the Sydney Opera House, cruise across the famous harbour, and see koalas and kangaroos at Taronga Zoo. Then head on to Auckland where you'll explore the twin harbours, learn about Maori traditions, and enjoy unbeatable views of the landscape.
Day 1: Depart North America
Depart from North America on board award winning Air New Zealand
Day 2: Cross International Dateline
You will lose a day, which is regained on the return journey
Day 3: Arrive Sydney
On arrival in Sydney you will need to make your way to your hotel. Goway can assist with prebooking airport – hotel transfers if required (additional charge applies). The remainder of your day is at leisure. Nature blessed Sydney with one of most idyllic settings in the world which is reflected in its large eye-appealing harbour and excellent beaches. This cosmopolitan city is not only scenically beautiful but, like most major cities, has an abundance of culture, history and venues to keep any visitor occupied for several days.
Day 4: Half Day City Sights Tour with Sydney Opera House
Sydney - set on the beautiful blue Sydney Harbour, this fast paced city of cosmopolitan character is one of the world's most beautiful places. Colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways, gracious harbourside suburbs and friendly people epitomise the vibrancy of this spectacular city. Some highlights of your morning tour include a guided historic 'Sydney Rock' walking tour and a guided tour of Australia's most famous building - the Sydney Opera House. You'll also see Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, affluent waterside suburbs, trendy hotspots and much more.
Days 5: Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga Zoo
When in Sydney do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway. The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer pass is the easy way for visitors to explore Sydney over 2 days visiting up to eleven famous harbour precincts including Darling Harbour, Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison, Shark Island, Barangaroo, International Convention Centre Darling Harbour and Garden Island with full commentary. The round trip cruise is 60 - 90 minutes in duration with 30 - 45 minutes between vessels and you can stop off at any attraction and re-board the next Explorer with your two day ticket. Included in this pass is entry to Taronga Zoo and the Sky Safari Cable Car. Taronga Zoo is open from 9am - 5pm daily.
Day 6: Sydney at Leisure
Today is a free day, perhaps take an excursion to the Blue Mountains or the Hunter Valley – one of the premier wine regions in Australia
Days 7: Depart Sydney for Auckland
You will need to make your way to the airport today for your flight to Auckland. On arrival you will need to make your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand on the North Island, is known as the “City of Sails” due to its attractive harbour, home to thousands of sailing boats. It occupies a narrow isthmus between the harbour and the sea. It also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.
This modern city combines urban with beautiful beaches, hiking trails, islands and a rugged West Coast. For amazing views of the city, visit the Skytower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere or Mount Eden, an extinct volcano crater and the highest point in Auckland. Both have 360 degree panoramic views of the city and surrounding area.
Auckland offers excellent shopping mainly on Queen Street as do several nearby neighbourhoods such as Newmarket and Ponsonby, the latter a good place to stroll day or night for its cafes and nightlife.
Day 8: Auckland Sightseeing and Harbour Cruise
Today explore the city on your Hop On Hop Off Auckland city sightseeing tour, plus escape the city and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland's beautiful harbour. Sit back, relax and let the Fullers crew look after you with full commentary during the one and a half-hour harbour cruise. Visit the Viaduct Basin, see the harbour highlights including historic Devonport, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse, and the Devonport Naval Base. For those on a tight itinerary, the Fullers Harbour Cruise is an ideal way to experience Auckland taking in views of three major Auckland Icons: the Harbour Bridge, Rangitoto Island, and the Sky Tower.
Day 9: Waiheke Island Explorer
Be introduced to Waiheke on the Fullers Explorer Tour, a picturesque 35 minutes boat trip followed by 1.5 hour scenic highlight tour of Waiheke's stunning locations. Cruise to Waiheke through the glorious Hauraki Gulf, on arrival you will be met by an experienced guide who will give you a taste of the views, culture and history that make up the diverse Island of Waiheke. On conclusion of the tour, take advantage of the complimentary All Day Bus Pass allowing you to either return to a destination on the tour or discover the island further on the Waiheke Island scheduled bus services.
Day 10: Auckland at Leisure
Today is a free day, perhaps take an excursion to the Bay of Islands or Rotorua, the geothermal wonderland of New Zealand
Day 11: Depart Auckland for North America
Your South Pacific vacation ends today with your transfer to the airport. Join your Air New Zealand flight back to North America
Departures from Los Angeles/San Diego:
From USD $1,719
For departures from Las Vegas add $55, Seattle/Portland add $100 pp, from Denver/New Orleans add $210 pp, from Orlando/Phoenix add $275 pp, from Dallas/ New York/ St Louis/Minneapolis add $290 pp from Boston/Buffalo/Cleveland/Detroit add $350 pp, from Chicago add $400, from Atlanta add $440, from Philadelphia add $550
Departures from Vancouver:
From CAD $2,099
For departures from Winnipeg/ Saskatoon/ Regina/ Toronto/ Montreal/ Ottawa add $300 pp, from Halifax add $350 pp, From Charlottetown/ St John/ Sydney /Fredericton/ Moncton add $360