Overnight Accommodations

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    Nights  1-2

    The Langham, Melbourne

    Melbourne, Australia

    A landmark overlooking the Yarra River, this grand hotel was voted as the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, who appreciate its legendary service, enviable riverside location and "Blissful Beds." Guests enjoy exceptional dining experiences and a rejuvenating spa amidst panoramic views of the city and river, where cafés, boutiques and must-see sights are just steps away. Guest rooms are equipped with every comfort, from cable and satellite TV programming and two-line telephones to a well-appointed marble bathroom and a comfortable armchair and ottoman.

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    Night  3

    Sails in the Desert

    Ayers Rock, Australia

    Named for the white sails atop its roof, Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel in the vast Ayers Rock Resort complex. Located near Uluru (Ayers Rock), the hotel is a luxurious oasis in Australia’s Outback. The spacious guest rooms, which are arguably among the best in the Outback, offer a cool and comfortable haven. The lovely swimming pool is enticing, as are the tennis courts and putting green. Dining at the elegant Kuniya Restaurant provides an opportunity to sample indigenous fare as well as an international menu and a fine selection of Australian wines, while Rockpool offers al fresco dining and a menu featuring Mediterranean and Asian influences.


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    Nights  4-6

    Silky Oaks Lodge

    Mossman, Australia

    One of Australia’s premier lodges, Silky Oaks Lodge offers a unique experience in tropical North Queensland from a spectacular location on the Mossman River adjacent to Daintree National Park, within easy access to Cairns, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef. This luxury eco-lodge is the perfect place from which to explore and appreciate the natural tropical environment. Contemporary treehouse accommodations, all with individual and personalized touches, are elegantly styled with tropical influences, creating a soothing, relaxed ambience that complements the beautiful rainforest surroundings. Each features elegant tropical interiors with Rosewood and Silky Oak timbers, private bathroom with separate shower and bath, and private balcony with lush rainforest views. The Lodge's open-sided Treehouse restaurant, perched high above the surrounding rainforest and river, offers an exquisite, award-winning dining experience. Sit amidst the rainforest canopy and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the bar, and dine on the freshest Australian fare. Relax and unwind at the Healing Waters Spa, where pure Sodashi treatments impart a sense of wellbeing of spirit and mind.

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    Nights  7-10

    InterContinental Sydney

    Sydney, Australia

    The sophisticated readers of both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure consider the InterContinental Sydney one of the world’s best hotels. Housed within the façade of the 19th-century former Treasury Building, the hotel artfully combines contemporary style and 19th-century architecture with sweeping views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Pacific Ocean from many of its public rooms; many of the city’s premier attractions are just steps away. Get comfy on the window seat in your spacious guest room and enjoy such valued amenities as a coffee/tea maker, minibar, bathrobes and a hairdryer, color TV with cable and satellite channels, in-room safe and iron and ironing board. The Health & Fitness Centre on level 31 is the place to head for a swim in the heated indoor swimming pool with a view of Sydney Harbour, and the latest cardiovascular equipment. Step back in time as you dine in a grand hotel dining room harkening back to yesteryear at the Café Opera. The soaring atrium and intimate ambiance of the Cortile Lounge are the perfect backdrop for morning coffee, a light lunch, afternoon tea or a glass of wine.


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    Nights  11-12

    Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay

    Wellington, New Zealand

    Just a two-minute walk from the Te Papa Museum and Courtney Place, the Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay enjoys an enviable address on the Oriental Parade on the shore of Oriental Bay and is truly your “window on Wellington.” Spacious guest rooms welcome you with LCD TV with free movies, iron and ironing board, coffee- and tea-making facilities, minibar and much more. A few relaxing laps in the heated indoor swimming pool on the 7th floor might be just the thing after a busy day. The One80˚ Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, also on the 7th floor, both offer stunning views of Oriental Bay as a backdrop for dining and cool refreshments.


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    Nights  13-14

    Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

    Te Anau, New Zealand

    Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas enjoys a lovely location on the shores of Lake Te Anau within sight of the Fiordland ranges, yet is only a short walk from the Te Anau town center. Guest rooms feature LCD flat-screen TV, in-room movies, bar / refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, tea / coffee maker, and individually controlled heating. Spend some time exploring the extensive garden and grounds or swim in the heated outdoor pool (December February). Massages are available at the Fiordland Massage Clinic at the hotel. The Explorer Bar is the place for a light snack or a drink and The MacKinnon Room Restaurant presents the best of South Island cuisine along with a great view.

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    Nights  15-17

    Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa

    Queenstown, New Zealand

    Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa offers a refined 5-star experience in the heart of the city just steps from the beauty of Lake Wakatipu and the dining district. Guest rooms greet travelers with French-inspired haute design, where sophisticated aesthetics meet luxurious materials and sensory indulgences - including the divine comfort of a Sofitel MyBed and the extravagance of a double spa bath in every room; each also features manual temperature control, satellite/cable color TV, radio and telephone in bathroom, turn-down service, minibar, safe deposit box, work desk, coffee/tea making facilities, iron and more. You'll find a delightful atmosphere for breakfast and lunch at the hotel's Left Bank Cafe, inspired by the Parisian cafe lifestyle. Sip cocktails and fine wines from New Zealand terroirs around the open fire at Nue Lounge, a stylish martini and champagne bar celebrating the elements of nature. Voted the World's Best Hotel Spa by Travel + Leisure magazine, the hotel's LeSpa is a relaxing haven where mind, body and spirit unite – offering a range of unique Maori rituals, signature European massage and beauty treatments, and the sensory experiences of the traditional hammam, steam room, cedar wood, Jacuzzi and sauna.

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    Nights  18-19

    Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Located in the heart of Auckland's thriving waterfront, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is a unique luxury experience in the city's leading commercial, dining and entertainment precinct. Blending the French "art de vivre" with the pure beauty of New Zealand's largest city, the hotel infuses the elegance of old world values with new world energy. Decorated throughout in textured natural tones, enlivened with shades of sea and sky, the stylish design surrounds you in water and light, cushions you in comfort, anticipates your every need. Balconies in all guest rooms allow you to open up to New Zealand’s fresh, pure air and savor tranquil views. Original artworks adorn the walls. Public spaces are inviting and exciting, and guest rooms are restful and luxurious; all feature juliette balconies, floor to ceiling windows and oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs, Sofitel’s famous ‘MyBed’, BOSE sound systems and LCD televisions. Award-winning, world-class dining options include Lava Dining, Sabrage Bar and 21 Viaduct Café; the So SPA and So FIT Gym and Pool invite you to relax. At Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, service and style are always in synch; dining is an art form, spa therapy an indulgent rejuvenation, and you are always welcomed with a heartfelt "Bonjour."

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    Many Tauck travelers prefer arriving at their destination a day before their Tauck journey begins, or often extend a stay at the end of their trip. As a service, Tauck will make hotel reservations before and after your journey.

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    Arrive Early

    The Langham, Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia

    A landmark overlooking the Yarra River, this grand hotel was voted as the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, who appreciate its legendary service, enviable riverside location and "Blissful Beds." Guests enjoy exceptional dining experiences and a rejuvenating spa amidst panoramic views of the city and river, where cafés, boutiques and must-see sights are just steps away. Guest rooms are equipped with every comfort, from cable and satellite TV programming and two-line telephones to a well-appointed marble bathroom and a comfortable armchair and ottoman.


    2017 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    January 1 - January 15 $372 $346 $442
    January 16 - January 29 $448 $422 $519
    January 30 - September 22 $372 $346 $442
    September 23 - September 24 $448 $422 $519
    September 25 - October 26 $372 $346 $442
    October 27 - November 4 $448 $422 $519
    November 5 - December 31 $372 $346 $442

    A surcharge may be applied to some services and amenities.

    Check in time is 3pm; check out time is 11am.

    Included:
    Tax is included.
    Breakfast is included.

    Transportation from the airport:
    Melbourne International Airport is approximately 13.5 miles (22 kilometers) away; travel time is about 20 minutes. Transfers to the hotel are included, provided we have complete and current

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    Stay Later

    Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Auckland, New Zealand

    Located in the heart of Auckland's thriving waterfront, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is a unique luxury experience in the city's leading commercial, dining and entertainment precinct. Blending the French "art de vivre" with the pure beauty of New Zealand's largest city, the hotel infuses the elegance of old world values with new world energy. Decorated throughout in textured natural tones, enlivened with shades of sea and sky, the stylish design surrounds you in water and light, cushions you in comfort, anticipates your every need. Balconies in all guest rooms allow you to open up to New Zealand’s fresh, pure air and savor tranquil views. Original artworks adorn the walls. Public spaces are inviting and exciting, and guest rooms are restful and luxurious; all feature juliette balconies, floor to ceiling windows and oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs, Sofitel’s famous ‘MyBed’, BOSE sound systems and LCD televisions. Award-winning, world-class dining options include Lava Dining, Sabrage Bar and 21 Viaduct Café; the So SPA and So FIT Gym and Pool invite you to relax. At Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, service and style are always in synch; dining is an art form, spa therapy an indulgent rejuvenation, and you are always welcomed with a heartfelt "Bonjour."


    2017 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    January 1 - January 12 $350 $330 $365
    January 13 - December 30 $303 $287 $364
    December 31 - December 31 $387 $372 $449

    A surcharge may be applied to some services and amenities.

    Check in time is 3pm; check out time is 11am.

    Included:
    Tax is included.
    Breakfast is included.

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