About this Tour

G’ day mate! Are you ready for an epic journey down under? There’s so much to see and do. Enjoy a city tour of Sydney and Melbourne. Bask in the glow of an Uluru sunrise and sunset. Attend a traditional Outback BBQ. Your adventures to the Blue Mountains, Koala Conservation Centre, and the Great Barrier Reef will leave you with lasting memories. See many of the native fauna including crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, dolphins, penguins and more. You will board Princess Cruise Line’s Ruby Princess for a relaxing 12-day cruise through the scenic country of New Zealand.

Activity Level

These are busy tours that feature a lot of moving around. Walking tours of cities are leisurely but you should be prepared to be on your feet for several hours. May include walking on uneven surfaces and steps, including boarding the coach.

What's Included

  • Three night stays in Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne
  • Guided Tour of Sydney Opera House Tour
  • Seafood Buffet Sydney Harbour 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 New Zealand cruise aboard Princess Cruise Line’s newest ship, the “Ruby Princess”

Dates & Pricing

January 14, 2020 – February 08, 2020 Space Available

Weather Varies

We wish we could control the weather, but on the day this tour begins you can expect temperatures (°C) within this range:

Sydney

Highs26
Lows19

Cairns

Highs32
Lows24

Wellington, NZ

Highs20
Lows14

Reviews of this tour

What a wonderful way to celebrate my 79th birthday and our 57th Anniversary. Thank you to Koral who worked so hard to make our trip “down-under” all it could be!

Basil Varty – Wiseton, SK - 2019

Itinerary

G’ day mate! Are you ready for an epic journey down under? There’s so much to see and do. Enjoy a city tour of Sydney and Melbourne. Bask in the glow of an Uluru sunrise and sunset. Attend a traditional Outback BBQ. Your adventures to the Blue Mountains, Koala Conservation Centre, and the Great Barrier Reef will leave you with lasting memories. See many of the native fauna including crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, dolphins, penguins and more. You will board Princess Cruise Line’s Ruby Princess for a relaxing 12-day cruise through the scenic country of New Zealand.

Day 1 – Day 1/2 - Depart

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

Day 2 – 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 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – Cairns

Today enjoy a well deserved free day in Cairns.

Day 8 – 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 9 – 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 10 – 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 11 – 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 12 – 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 13 – Sydney to board the Ruby Princess

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

Day 14 – Cruising

At Sea

Day 15 – Cruising

Spend the day at sea

Day 16 – Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands offers more than broad vistas of sea and sky, more than beaches, boating, and fabulous water sports. The Bay is the birthplace of modern New Zealand. Here the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, establishing British rule and granting the native inhabitants equal status. Rich in legend and mystery, the Bay of Islands has age-old ties to the Maori and to whalers, missionaries and New Zealand's early settlers.

 

Day 17 – 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 18 – 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. In recent years, Hawke's Bay has become a leading producer of fine olive oils and artisanal cheeses. Wildlife lovers and birders will flock to Cape Kidnappers in Southern Hawke Bay: the Cape is home to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world.

Day 19 – 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 20 – 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 21 – 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 22 – 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 23 – Cruising

At Sea

Day 24 – Cruising

Spend the day at sea

Day 25 – 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!

What you will experience on this tour

G’day mate! Are you ready for an epic adventure down undah? We’re headin’ to Australia & New Zealand for an entire month. That’s right, we figured if we’re going to fly halfway across the world for a vacation, why not make it worth our while and visit two of the most popular bucket list destinations in the world! With so much to see and do, we waste no time as we knock off landmark after landmark, from Sydney to Melbourne and everything in between. To finish off our epic adventure, we hop on Princess Cruise Line’s “Ruby Princess” for a relaxing 12-day cruise through the scenic country of New Zealand!

Airfare Included

Minimum connection time, schedule changes, and price jumps got you down? Rest easy, we take care of the airfare on this tour.

All breakfasts included

The first step to a good day is breakfast. We want you to have a good day, so we have made sure breakfast is there for you.

Sydney & Melbourne city tours

Surrounding the world’s largest natural harbor, Sydney started as a penal colony and has since transformed into a major cultural and economic center. Melbourne is the state capital of Australia and is recognized and the world’s most livable city

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is considered one of the 20th century’s most famous & distinctive buildings. Occupying the whole of Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbor, this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site will not disappoint.

Sydney Harbour Cruise

Cruise the world's largest natural harbour and enjoy seeing this amazing city from another angle.

Blue Mountains with wildlife park visit

Explore Blue Mountains National Park, home to the Three Sisters Sacred Aboriginal site, ancient rainforest, breathtaking views and crimson rosella parrots. Plus, get up close and personal with Australia’s amazing wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Great Barrier Reef Day Adventure with lunch

View the world’s largest single structure made by living organisms and its countless species of marine life by glass bottom boat. Then immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters surrounding Green Island, you may just spot a sea turtle or two. If you’re not into swimming, opt to explore the lush island landscape by taking an eco-walk.

Uluru sunset & sunrise

Uluru is a large sandstone rock formation sacred to the native Aboriginal people, the Pitjantjatjara Anangu. One of the most notable features of this World Unesco Site it that it is said to change colors. We will get to experience this amazing phenomenon at both sunset and sunrise.

Outback BBQ

Is there any way to experience culture other than through food? We don’t think so, you’ll taste the Outback through mouthwatering BBQ.

Philip Island Penguin Parade with upgraded viewing

Nothing is more magical than watching little penguins return home from a day at sea.

Warrook Cattle Farm with lunch

The best part about visiting new place is experiencing a different way of life and trying new food. Visiting this 103-year-old farm will give you an authentic Aussie farm experience

Koala Conservation Centre

There is nothing more amazing than seeing Koalas up close and in their natural habitat

12 day Cruise aboard Princess Cruise Lines “Diamond Princess”

Time to relax and enjoy a different way to travel

Dates & Pricing

G’day mate! Are you ready for an epic adventure down undah? We’re headin’ to Australia & New Zealand for an entire month. That’s right, we figured if we’re going to fly halfway across the world for a vacation, why not make it worth our while and visit two of the most popular bucket list destinations in the world! With so much to see and do, we waste no time as we knock off landmark after landmark, from Sydney to Melbourne and everything in between. To finish off our epic adventure, we hop on Princess Cruise Line’s “Ruby Princess” for a relaxing 12-day cruise through the scenic country of New Zealand!

January 14, 2020 – February 08, 2020 Space Available


Canadian Dollars

Occupancy Inside Outside Balcony
Double  $11,529 $12,259 $12,629
Triple  $10,799 $11,599 $11,899
Single $14,839 $16,599 $17,340

Pricing includes airfare from Regina & Saskatoon

For Airfare from Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver & Victoria deduct $300.00 per person off all fares

All prices per person.

Not included in price:

• Port Charges, all taxes and fees of $490.25 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.


Airport Transfers provided on tour start and end date only.

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


U.S. Dollars

Occupancy Inside Outside Balcony
Double  $9,164 $9,744 $10,039
Triple  $8,584 $9,224 $9,459
Single $11,794 $13,194 $13,784

Pricing includes airfare from Regina & Saskatoon

For Airfare from Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver & Victoria deduct $240.00 per person off all fares

All prices per person.

Not included in price:

• Port Charges, all taxes and fees of $390.00 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.

Airport Transfers provided on tour start and end date only.

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

Reviews

What a wonderful way to celebrate my 79th birthday and our 57th Anniversary. Thank you to Koral who worked so hard to make our trip “down-under” all it could be!

Basil Varty – Wiseton, SK - 2019

Dungeon tour was fantastic. Outback supper and performance was out of this world.

Robert Thompson & Gail Andros – Bindloss, AB - 2019

Our second tour with WestWorld Tours. Not a disappointing moment in every tour. Thanks for showing us the sites and capturing the most important moments (sunsets, sunrises, stars on the other side of the world).

Julie McEachern – Clavet, SK - 2019

We've never travelled or even heard of WestWorld Tours but were impressed when Koral called us a week before (departure) and from then on her attention to detail made the trip very relaxing. Definitely VERY impressed with the quality of the tour & would not hesitate travelling with WestWorld Tours.

Clara Pimetael & Mike Marino - Vancouver, BC

For me the entire Australia New Zealand tour & experience was wonderful....too many (highlights) to name!

Leah Currie - Saskatoon, SK

This was a Bucket List trip that finally was fulfilled and worth every dollar spent. A Trip Of A Lifetime with so many wonderful places to see and many fantastic attractions. Our 10th trip with WestWorld and once again they provided a worry and hassle free trip with the most Organized and outstanding guide who goes above and beyond.

Richard & Sharon Biffart - Medicine Hat, AB

Every day seemed to provide a highlight. I loved the Outback BBQ, Penguins, the Great Barrier Reef & enthusiastic guides. Absolutely (will recommend this tour to friends) (did we give you value?) Yes the hotels were all great with awesome views. I didn't think it would matter but it was very appreciated. It was great at Featherdale Wildlife Park when we were able to enter as a group as soon as we got there despite there being a long line up. Thanks you for a trip of a lifetime!

Dorothy Bergren - Red Deer, AB - 2016

Once again WestWorld has done a terrific job showing us the highlights of Australia & New Zealand. The accommodations were first class & in great locations.

Ken & Carolyn Gronick - Bethune, SK - 2016

I very much appreciated the BBQ Aussie Style. As well as the Rain Forest, it was a highlight of the trip to be able to sit and smell the forest.

Lorna Arnold - Moose Jaw, SK - 2016

“It was a dream come true,” described Melfort resident, Shari Moneta. “I always wanted to visit Australia.” So Shari and two friends, Dorothy and Pat, signed up for the WestWorld Tours Australia & New Zealand - The Land Down Under tour in January 2016.

In Australia, the trio experienced an Outback BBQ at Alice Springs, enjoyed a performance at the Sydney Opera House, and visited the Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Blue Mountains. They also toured the Great Barrier Reef in a glass-bottom boat and went snorkeling. On Phillip Island they watched the world-famous Penguin Parade.

Akaroa, New Zealand featured breathtaking scenery. In Dunedin, the trio walked the steepest residential street in the world and also had a sweet visit at Cadbury World®. They cruised through Fiordland National Park, a 1.2 million hectare World Heritage site that is comprised of valleys, mountains, lakes, rainforest, native flora and fauna.

Shari was impressed with WestWorld Tours. The tour was well-planned and organized, and guide, Koral Carpentier, was amazing. 
 

Kangaroo and her joey taken at Alice Springs, Australia

Dorothy, Pat and Shari at Akaroa, New Zealand

 

Exploring the Land Down Under

The whole tour was a highlight. Special occasions include Milford, outback BBQ and the Sydney Cruise.

Olaf and Maureen Klaassen - Camrose AB

WestWorld Tours has done a great job with the tour to Australia and New Zealand. Everything was well organized and with only two off weather afternoons we were treated royally to the sights.

Larry and Ellen Decock - Regina SK

We enjoyed the smooth and relaxing cruise. The many ports of call in NZ each had their special interest. Too many highlights to pick from, all were extremely interesting!

Grant and Beverly Babich - Moose Jaw, SK - 2016

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