Australia & New Zealand - The Land Down Under

  • January 12 - February 6, 2018
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Highlights

Three night stays in Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne
Sydney Opera House Tour
Seafood Buffet Cruise
Blue Mountains with wildlife park visit
Great Barrier Reef Day Adventure with lunch
Uluru sunset & sunrise
Uluru & Alice Springs touring
Outback BBQ
Warrook Cattle Farm with lunch
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Penguin Parade with upgraded viewing
Sydney & Melbourne city tours
All breakfasts included
12 day cruise aboard Princess Cruise Line’s “Diamond Princess”
Airfare Included

Pricing

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$USD Current prices displayed in US Dollars.

IB Inside CAT OC Outside CAT BD Balcony
$8,779 Double $9,199 Double $9,669
$8,589 Triple $8,939 Triple $9,329
$11,564 Single $12,429 Single $13,364

Prices include airfare from Regina, Saskatoon & Winnipeg.
Deduct $200 per person off all fares from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver & Victoria..

All prices per person. Not included in price:

- Port Charges, all taxes and fees of $548.00 per person.
- Service charge for Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) which is required to enter the country.
- Airline baggage fees for additional or over-sized luggage.
- Airline fuel surcharges if there is a change in fuel prices.
- WestWorld Tours exclusive optional excursions.

Passport must be valid at least 6 months after the completion of travel and must contain sufficient blank pages for entry and exit endorsements.

Important Information

Itinerary

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Day 1 Day 1/2 – Depart

Day 1

Day 1/2 – Depart

Day 2 will be lost in flight but regained on the way home.

Day 3 Sydney

Day 3

Sydney

Arrive Sydney and transfer to hotel.  We expect to arrive to the hotel about noon.  Enjoy lunch or join our WestWorld tour director for a leisurely walk to stretch our legs until our rooms are ready.  The rest of the afternoon is free to allow you time to relax & refresh after our journey.   Our hotel is centrally located in Sydney’s CBD with views of the world famous Sydney harbour.   This evening enjoy a chance to get to know your fellow travellers at our Welcome Reception.

Day 4 Sydney

Day 4

Sydney

A fantastic city tour is planned today which includes the historic Rocks district, Chinatown, Bondi Beach, a guided tour of the landmark Sydney Opera House, and an afternoon Seafood Buffet Cruise. Later enjoy some free time.

Day 5 Blue Mountains

Day 5

Blue Mountains

Today we have a full day planned. First, we have the chance to encounter Australia’s native wildlife up close – perhaps feed a kangaroo or cuddle up with a friendly koala at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Then we’re off to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains where we’ll enjoy breathtaking views and have the chance to ride the steepest passenger railway in the world.

Day 6 Sydney to Cairns

Day 6

Sydney to Cairns

Today, we fly to Cairns, the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north and the Great Barrier Reef.  Tonight you may want to check out all the great shopping and food in the night market!!

Day 7 Great Barrier Reef

Day 7

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space. Now you can see it up close. We have a full day adventure planned as our fast, air-conditioned catamaran cruises us out to Green Island.  There we can snorkel, view the reef from a glass bottom boat, go for a swim in the crystal clear water, or enjoy an Eco Island walk.  A buffet lunch is included today.

Day 8 Cairns

Day 8

Cairns

Today enjoy a well deserved free day in Cairns.

Day 9 Cairns to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)

Day 9

Cairns to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)

Our morning flight takes us to Australia’s Outback!  Uluru is one of Australia’s most recognizable natural icons, and a must-see for many!  The world-renowned sandstone formation stands 1,142 ft high, 2,831 ft above sea level with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 5.8 miles in circumference.  Our tour this afternoon will include the equally impressive Kata Tjuta, or the Olgas, as well as a stop at the Culture Centre.  This evening we’ll enjoy an unforgettable champagne sunset!!  

Day 10 Uluru to Alice Springs

Day 10

Uluru to Alice Springs

Early this morning we’ll return to Uluru to watch the sun bring color to this famous rock – this is 
one sunrise you don’t want to miss!! Then it’s back to our hotel for breakfast, before departing for Alice Springs.  

This evening we’ll get to experience the solace and tranquility of this harsh land at the Outback BBQ where we’ll have the chance to meet local people and learn their stories of life and survival. We’ll enjoy a boomerang demonstration, listen as a bush balladeer sings timeless Australian songs, hear from local cattlemen and Indigenous people, and have a local astronomer show us this southern night sky! All this while enjoying an authentic Australian feast.

Day 11 Alice Springs to Melbourne

Day 11

Alice Springs to Melbourne

Today we have time to visit the Old Telegraph Station and The Olive Pink Botanical Gardens before departing on our flight to Melbourne. The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is an air ambulance service for those living in the remote inland areas of Australia.  It’s a not-for-profit organization providing both emergency assistance and primary health care to people who can’t easily access a hospital or general practice due to the prohibitive distances of the Outback.

Day 12 Phillip Island

Day 12

Phillip Island

At only 100 square kilometers, Phillip Island is famous for its nightly Penguin Parade, but first there is so much more to see! We will experience true Australian hospitality with a tour and delicious lunch at a local cattle farm.  
Next we have a chance to experience koalas in their natural habitat, and meet them ‘face to face’ on treetop boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre. At sunset, we’ll get to see the penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore to their sand dune burrows. 
Our upgraded tickets allow us to view this nightly phenomenon from an exclusive viewing platform and boardwalk limited to 190 people. 

 
Day 13 Melbourne

Day 13

Melbourne

Sleep in this morning, or perhaps enjoy some time to wander Melbourne’s beautiful alleys and laneways, and pick up a few souvenirs.  Later today we’ll enjoy a city tour followed by a special dinner! We don't want to give this one away but it is truly unique.

Day 14 Melbourne to Sydney - Diamond Princess

Day 14

Melbourne to Sydney - Diamond Princess

Our morning flight takes us to Sydney where we will board the Diamond Princess. 

Day 15 Cruising

Day 15

Cruising

At Sea

Day 16 Cruising

Day 16

Cruising

At Sea

Day 17 Auckland

Day 17

Auckland

Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand’s former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. 

Day 18 Tauranga

Day 18

Tauranga

New Zealand’s natural bounty is always on display at the Bay of Plenty. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber center and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is also the gateway to Rotorua - a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture. 

Day 19 Napier

Day 19

Napier

Napier and Hawke’s Bay have become New Zealand’s premier lifestyle getaways. Located on the North Island’s eastern coast, New Zealand’s oldest wine-growing region boasts a superb Mediterranean climate and golden sand beaches. 

Day 20 Wellington

Day 20

Wellington

New Zealand’s capital offers stunning views of forested peninsulas, dramatic cliff-side homes and fine Victorian buildings. The sophisticated metropolis boasts museums, winding streets and even a cable car.

Day 21 Akaroa

Day 21

Akaroa

On the eastern shores of New Zealand’s South Island, Akaroa (tendered) is a popular tourist destination with a distinctly French flair and a history steeped in legend. Akaroa harbour is home to a diverse array of marine life, including rare Hector’s dolphins, and visitors are lured by the area’s secluded beaches and quaint boutiques. 

Day 22 Dunedin (Port Chalmers)

Day 22

Dunedin (Port Chalmers)

Perched on the hills above one of New Zealand’s loveliest harbours, Dunedin is a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Hailed as the “Edinburgh of New Zealand,” Dunedin is proud of its heritage. The city also boasts a distinguished architectural and cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand’s 1860s gold rush. 

Day 23 Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruise)

Day 23

Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruise)

New Zealand's largest national park was formed millennia ago by massive glacial flows that carved deep fiords into the coast of New Zealand's South Island. At the heart of Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound.  Lined by cliffs that soar nearly a mile above its surface, Milford Sound cuts into the heart of the Southern Alps.  Rainforest clings to the cliffs and graceful waterfalls plummet into the void.  Mile-high Mitre Peak dominates the upper reaches of the sound.  The town of Te Anau in Fiordland National Park is also your gateway to the South Island's other natural wonders including Lake Wakatipu, the resort of Queenstown and Mt. Cook National Park.

Day 24 Cruising

Day 24

Cruising

At Sea

Day 25 Cruising

Day 25

Cruising

At Sea

Day 26 Sydney to Home

Day 26

Sydney to Home

Sadly after docking this morning it’s off to the airport for our flights back home. But what friends we have made and memories that will never be forgotten from the world Down Under!

WestWorld Tours Exclusive Optional Excursions ($) offered on these days.