Uncover unique butterflies, saltwater crocodiles, cute koalas and cultural contrasts throughout New Zealand and Australia during this 17-day combination inland tour and cruise. Swim and snorkel amid the Great Barrier Reef’s vibrant, aquatic splendors near your eco resort at the Thala Beach Nature Reserve to say in a treehouse bungalow. Drift a river surrounded by verdant beauty in the ancient Daintree Rainforest—the oldest continually surviving rainforest in the world. Inhale the passion fruit and green pepper aromas of a crisp local New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, considered by many wine experts to be among the best Sauv Blancs in the world. Glide across Halfmoon Bay’s deep and clear waters to a penguin rookery near Oban. Savor the refreshing sweetness of vanilla and honeycomb toffee in hokey-pokey ice cream, New Zealand’s favorite dessert and a summer icon around Picton. Sample the decadent pairing of fresh, creamy oysters and chilled sparkling wine at a prestigious oyster farm near Eden.
All transfers to and from sites, hotels, ports and airport
Flight from Cairns to Sydney
3 hotel stays – 2 nights at Thala Beach Nature Reserve*, 1 night at Riley Crystalbrook*
Entrance fees and guided tours to Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge Centre
Meals as indicated
14-day cruise from Auckland to Sydney
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.