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Melbourne and the start of your Australia tour

Tauck's tours to Australia and New Zealand begin at 5:30 PM at The Langham Melbourne. A transfer is included from Melbourne Airport to The Langham Melbourne, where you'll enjoy a river-view room. Welcome to Tauck's grand Australia...


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Melbourne’s Victorian charms

You’ll see a lot of Melbourne on a sightseeing tour of the city, including a guided walking tour to discover the real city (and its amazing coffee) along its distinctive laneways, the Shrine of Remembrance, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The...


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Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) & the Outback

Take a morning private charter flight to the heart of Australia’s desert Outback, arriving at Ayers Rock (Uluru) for lunch and an overnight stay at Sails in the Desert in the country’s “Red Centre". In the evening, the light of the...


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From Uluru to a rainforest skyrail in Queensland

Aboriginal traditions define life in the Outback, especially at Uluru (Ayers Rock); learn about the "dreamtime" legends associated with this massive monolith on a guided tour this morning. Fly via private charter to Cairns in Queensland, gateway to...


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Cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Spend a full day exploring one of Earth's most incredible "living" sites, the Great Barrier Reef – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only living structure on Earth visible from the moon. You’ll cruise to the Agincourt Reef today, at...


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Optional balloon ride and a day at leisure

Early risers may choose to soar over the Atherton Tablelands on an optional hot air balloon ride* at dawn (an additional $229 per person). The rest of the day is free to spend as you wish at your rainforest resort and spa, or explore the area as you...


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Crocodile adventures and on to Sydney

Learn all about crocodiles at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, where a tour and feeding presentation precede an exclusive boat cruise on the lagoon. After lunch, fly to Sydney via private charter for a four-night stay in the city’s heart....


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Sydney Harbour cruise & the Opera House

One of Australia's most famous iconic sights takes center stage today when you visit the amazing Sydney Opera House on a personally guided tour. A private luncheon cruise on Sydney Harbour is a fabulous way to unwind and relax, while getting a good...


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Koalas and a Sydney "Foodie Tour"

Accompanied by an informative, knowledgeable local guide, head to Sydney's Featherdale Wildlife Park for a visit with some of Australia's native animals, as you watch resident koalas dine on eucalyptus leaves and just be their adorable selves...


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Sydney as you please

Today is yours to explore more of Sydney, your way. There is so much to see and do here – from museums to shopping, from Aboriginal art to an array of historic sites that tell the story of Australia's earliest days, Sydney's got it all! Cap the day...


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Farewell to Australia, hello to New Zealand

Your grand Australia tour comes to an end as you bid a final farewell and board a flight across the Tasman Sea for your grand New Zealand tour! First stop is Wellington, New Zealand’s intimate waterfront capital with an impressive artistic and...


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Wonders of Wellington

Discover Wellington on a tour that begins city center with a cable car ride up to the city’s Botanic Garden to see the award-winning rose garden and great views of the city, harbour, and Parliament Buildings. Next up is Te Papa Tongarewa, New...


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Fly to the Marlborough Sounds & Te Anau

Tauck puts a charter plane at your service today, taking you first to Blenheim for a visit to the Marlborough Sounds on New Zealand's South Island. Besides producing great wine, this island boasts delectable freshly caught seafood, including green-lipped...


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Fiordland National Park & Milford Sound

Tauck's tours to Australia and New Zealand continue as you take a dramatic drive through the unparalleled scenery of New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, then set off aboard a private boat (with a naturalist onboard) for a luncheon cruise among the...


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To Queenstown and lunch at a winery

Make your way across more beautiful South Island landscapes to Queenstown, where you'll have lunch at the Amisfield Winery, set in an iconic stone building with gorgeous mountain views and known for its Pinot Noir. Your accommodations at the Sofitel...


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Adventures by jet boat & 'copter in Queenstown

Even if you're not all that adventurous, today's thrilling high-speed jet boat ride* through the rapids and narrow gorges of Skippers Canyon on the Shotover River – followed by a helicopter ride* – will both be memorable highlights...


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Lake Wakatipu cruise & South Island country life

From Queenstown, cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the historic steamer TSS Earnslaw today, continuing to the Walter Peak High Country Farm for a New Zealand farm experience; watch farm dogs rounding up sheep, see how shearing has been done...


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Charter flight to Auckland & Maori culture

Travel via Tauck's private charter flight from Queenstown to Auckland today for a two-night stay, arriving in time for lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy an afternoon visit to the Auckland Museum with a Maori cultural presentation and music concert....


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Wine tasting & lunch on Waiheke Island

Depart from Auckland’s Ferry Terminal and head to nearby Waiheke Island, a mecca of farmland, forest and beaches – and vineyards; enjoy some sightseeing and a unique wine tasting and lunch at Mudbrick Vineyard. Ferry back to Auckland for...


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Journey home

Our tours to Australia and New Zealand end in Auckland. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Sofitel Auckland at Viaduct Harbour to Auckland Airport. You should allow three hours for check-in at the airport.


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