NORTH ISLAND DISCOVERY - NEW ZEALAND

AUCKLAND - ROTORUA 

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE DATE

TOUR COST US $ PER PERSON 

13APR17 – 17APR17

$ 2,910

28APR17 – 02MAY17

$ 2,910

30OCT17 – 03NOV17

$ 3,040

 

HOTELS 4*

AUCKLAND – GRAND MILLENIUM HOTEL OR SIMILAR

ROTORUA – NOVOTEL ROTORUA LAKESIDE OR SIMILAR

DAY 01:   ARRIVE SYDNEY
Welcome to Sydney, the world’s famous and beautiful blue Sydney Harbour, this fastpaced city of cosmopolitan character is one
of the world’s most beautiful places. Colonial history, stunning architecture,superb waterways, gracious harboursidesuburbs and friendly people epitomise thevibrance of this spectacular city. Meet &greet by our staff from the airport and youwill be transfer to your hotel.
 
DAY 02:   SYDNEY CITY TOUR
After breakfast from your hotel, enjoymorning seat-in-coach Sydney City Tour.Highlights of this tour: Historic Rockswalking tour - Sydney's birthplace, SydneyOpera House, Conservatorium of Music,Hyde Park, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament
House, Royal Botanic Gardens, SydneyTown Hall, Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour,Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair - superb viewsof the harbour and city skyline, the FamousBondi Beach and much more! Afternoon isfree to explore the city. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 03:   BLUE MOUNTAINS
The Blue Mountains is a real journey intothe heart of a unique World HeritageRegion. From temperate rainforests totowering sandstone escarpments, you’ll see and experience it all. Let the landscapework its wonders and become part of you for a lifetime.
Your informative and knowledgeable guidewill collect you from your Sydney hotel aswe commence our group tour into the heartof the unique Blue Mountains WorldHeritage Region. The Blue MountainsNational Park is one of seven national parksthat make up the Greater Blue MountainsWorld Heritage Area. This wonderland ofsandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazyblue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and the world’s steepest railway. Today your guide will take you off the beaten trackto visit remote lookout locations and discussthe history, flora and fauna of thismagnificent region. Cross the iconic Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb into the mountains via the sleepyhamlets of Blaxland, Wentworth Falls andLawson, See Katoomba  the resort regioncapital of the Blue Mountains, Enjoybreathtaking views over the Jamison Valley, Visit Scenic World where you will have theopportunity and plenty of time to enjoy therides (own expense), You can ride thesteepest incline Railway in the world downto a lush and hidden valley below. Or gentlyascend on the Cableway taking inpanoramic views and ride on the Skywaywhich glides between cliff tops 270 metresabove ancient ravines and the rainforestcanopy and Walk on the valley floorboardwalk under a canopy of tall tree ferns.(B,L,D)
 
DAY 04:   SYDNEY - MELBOURNE
Free time at leisure at on your own paceuntil you will be transferred into the airportfor your flight into Melbourne.  Upon arrival in Melbourne, meet & greet atthe airport and transfer to your hotel. Checkin into your hotel. Remainder of the day isfree at leisure. (B,L,D)
 
Day 05:    MELBOURNE  CITY TOUR
Welcome to Melbourne - home to theAustralian Open Tennis, Australian Rules
Football and the Melbourne’s Cup. Inhabited by people from all over the world, thisdynamic city has a very cosmopolitan feel.Meet & greet at the airport and en-route isyour first glimpse of this elegant citythrough the Melbourne City Tour.This City Sightseeing Tour allows you toimmerse yourself in the culture of thismagnificent city.Travel by coach with an informative guide.Head NE of the city and tour through 'LittleItaly' with its plethora of restaurants andboutique shops. See the exquisitearchitecture of Melbourne University andRoyal Exhibition Building before making abrief photo stop at St Patrick's Cathedral.Spend time at Fitzroy Gardens. A favouritepart of the tour? - a guided walk throughsome of Melbourne's best arcades andlaneways with the chance to enjoy theatmosphere.Other sights to see is Victoria ParliamentBuilding, Flinders Street Station andFederation Square.Continue your tour at Yarra River ArtsPrecinct and Shrine of Remembrance.(B,L,D)
 
Day 06    PHILLIP ISLAND (PENGUINPARADE TOUR)
After breakfast, proceed to Philip Island.Penguin Parade TourA truly unique experience! An adventurebeyond compare. The Penguin Parade andWildlife tour visits Moonlit Sanctuary WildlifeConservation Park. See animals in theirnatural habitat. Hand feed kangaroos andwallabies and learn about the conservationwork of this important sanctuary. This Eco-certified sanctuary showcases the famousand endangered faces of Australian wildlife,including southern bettong, eastern quollsand rare fluffy gliders. Get close to these beautiful animals with the opportunity tohand feed them, watch and be captivated like never before! From here we travel to Phillip Island andstop in at the famous Chocolate Factory(tour included). We see the Nobbies andSeal Rocks, stroll along the boardwalk andenjoy the spectacular views along Phillip Island’s rugged south coast. Next stop isSummerland Beach, home to Victoria’s largest colony of little penguins for thenightly Penguin Parade. Watch as hundredsof little penguins make their way across thebeach and return to their sand duneburrows. (B,L,D)
 
Day 07    GREAT OCEAN ROAD The spectacular Great Ocean Road is one of
the world’s most beautiful and naturally maintained secrets! Experience and enjoythe breathtaking coastline and pass throughcoastal towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay and PortCampbell. Then, a stop over at Wildlife tohave a look for koalas and native birds inthe wild.Visit iconic cape Otway Lighthouse,
mainland Australia’s oldest surviving lighthouse before heading for sumptuousBBQ Aussie lunch.Next stop, drive through the Otwayrainforest boasting some of the tallesteucalyptus trees in Australia. End your fullday tour with 12 Apostles. Explore the PortCampbell National Park and discover thehistory of the Shipwreck Coast along thishistoric beach. (B,L,D)
 
Day 08    MELBOURNE DEPARTURE
The tour ends with breakfast this morning.Enjoy last minute sightseeing and shoppinguntil check out time from your hotel.Depart Melbourne on seat-in-coach transferto airport for your homebound flights takingwith you the unforgettable and pleasantmemories of a wonderful Australia & NewZealand that you’ll cherish forever. (B)

1 PHILIPPINE AIRLINES RETURN AIR TICKET (INCLUSIVE OF ALL TAXES AND SURCHARGES)

2 HOTEL ACCOMMODATION BASED ON TWIN SHARE WITH DAILY HOTEL BREAKFAST

3 FULL BOARD MEALS         

4 PRIVATE TOURS AND ACTIVITIES AS SPECIFIED IN THE ITINERARY

5 PRIVATE RETURNS TRANSFERS

 

PRICES ARE PER PERSON AND INCLUDES: PHILIPPINE AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS AIR TICKET, PICK UP FROM CENTRALLY LOCATED TOUR ACCOMMODATION, PRIVATE COACH TRAVEL, 4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION, TRANSFER TO / FROM ACCOMMODATION THROUGHOUT THE TOUR AND ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SPECIFIED IN THE ITINERARY.

EXPENSES OF A PERSONAL NATURE SUCH AS MEALS (EXCEPT WHERE STATED IN THE ITINERARY), BEVERAGES, TRAVEL INSURANCE, LAUNDRY AND OPTIONAL SIGHTSEEING ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR COST.

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