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Australia & New Zealand Combination Tours

Australia & New Zealand Combination Tours

The ultimate Australia and New Zealand experience! If you can’t decide whether you want to take a guided tour of Australia or a guided tour of New Zealand, then don’t. You can do them both.

Embark on the ultimate journey around Australia and New Zealand by combining the Magnificent New Zealand tour with the Wonders of Australia or our brand new Very Best of Australia tour. It’s that easy. We’ll simply bring the best tours of Australia and New Zealand together to create yours!

Special Offer – Save up to £592 per couple

If being able to create the ultimate adventure down under with one of our combination tours wasn’t enough, if you book one of our tours by the 15th March 2018, you will also have an opportunity to experience another fantastic destination, with our Special Offer. The offer is for a two night homeward stopover for only £49 per person in a twin or double and £98 for a room with single occupancy. This special offer saves you up to £592 per couple.

 

Australia & New Zealand combination tour itineraries

Our tours of Australia and Magnificent New Zealand tours are so great that we’ve put them together to create a a series of Australia and New Zealand combination tours. These amazing holidays bring together all the highlights and hidden gems of these two countries, and take you on a guided tour of them to ensure that you don’t miss a thing while you’re Down Under.
This Australia and New Zealand touring holiday includes a choice of stopovers on the way, an overnight rail journey on-board the legendary Ghan or Indian Pacific, and an overnight cruise on the magnificent Milford Sound.

There are several combination tours to choose from – just click on the one you’re interested in to see the full itinerary:

Click here for the 39-day Magnificent New Zealand and Wonders of Australia, from £8,595pp
Click here for the 46-day Very Best of Australia & Magnificent New Zealand, from £8,895pp
Click here for the 45-day Very Best of New Zealand & Wonders of Australia, from £8,995pp
Click here for the 53-day Very Best of New Zealand & Very Best of Australia from £10,295pp

 

Wonders of Australia & Magnificent New Zealand: 39 days from only £8,595 per person

Day 1 Depart UK
Day 2 Singapore
(or alternative stopover)
Day 3 Singapore
Day 4 Depart Singapore
Day 5 Melbourne
Day 6 Melbourne
Freedom Day
Day 7 Melbourne
Freedom Day
Day 8 Cairns
Day 9 Great Barrier Reef
Day 10 Cairns Freedom Day
Day 11 Cairns Freedom Day
Day 12 Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Day 13 Alice Springs
Day 14 Alice Springs
Day 15 The Ghan
Day 16 Adelaide
Day 17 Adelaide
Freedom Day
Day 18 Sydney
Day 19 Sydney tour
and lunch cruise
Day 20 Sydney Freedom Day
Day 21 Sydney to Auckland
Day 22 Auckland
Day 23 Bay of Islands
Day 24 Bay of Islands cruise
Day 25 Bay of Islands
Freedom Day
Day 26 Rotorua
Day 27 Rotorua
Day 28 Christchurch
Day 29 TranzAlpine
and Franz Josef
Day 30 Franz Josef
Freedom Day
Day 31 Queenstown
Day 32 Queenstown
Day 33 Queenstown
Freedom Day
Day 34 Milford Sound
and Milford Mariner
Day 35 Dunedin
Day 36 Dunedin
Day 37 Christchurch
Day 38 Depart Christchurch
Day 39 Arrive UK

 

Very Best of Australia & Magnificent New Zealand: 46 days from only £9,595 per person

Day 1 Depart UK
Day 2 Singapore
(or alternative stopover)
Day 3 Singapore
Day 4 Perth
Day 5 Perth sightseeing
Day 6 Perth Freedom Day
Day 7 Kangaroo Island
Day 8 Kangaroo Island
Day 9 Adelaide
Day 10 Adelaide Freedom Day
Day 11 Melbourne
Day 12 Melbourne
Freedom Day
Day 13 Melbourne
Freedom Day
Day 14 Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Day 15 Alice Springs
Day 16 Alice Springs
Freedom Day
Day 17 The Ghan
Day 18 Darwin
Day 19 Darwin Freedom Day
Day 20 Cairns
Day 21 Great Barrier Reef
Day 22 Cairns Freedom Day
Day 23 Cairns Freedom Day
Day 24 Sydney
Day 25 Sydney sightseeing
& lunch cruise
Day 26 Sydney Freedom Day
Day 27 Sydney Freedom Day
Day 28 Sydney to Auckland
Day 29 Auckland
Day 30 Bay of Islands
Day 31 Bay of Islands cruise
Day 32 Bay of Islands
Freedom Day
Day 33 Rotorua
Day 34 Rotorua
Day 35 Christchurch
Day 36 TranzAlpine
& Franz Josef
Day 37 Franz Josef
Freedom Day
Day 38 Queenstown
Day 39 Queenstown
Day 40 Queenstown
Freedom Day
Day 41 Milford Sound
& Milford Mariner
Day 42 Dunedin
Day 43 Dunedin
Day 44 Christchurch
Day 45 Depart Christchurch
Day 46 Arrive UK

 

Very Best of New Zealand & Wonders of Australia: 45 days from only £8,995 per person

Day 1 Depart UK
Day 2 Singapore
(or alternative stopover)
Day 3 Singapore
Day 4 Depart Singapore
Day 5 Christchurch
Day 6 Dunedin
Day 7 Dunedin
Day 8 Milford Sound
and Milford Mariner
Day 9 Queenstown
Day 10 Queenstown
Day 11 Queenstown
Freedom Day
Day 12 Franz Josef
Day 13 Franz Josef
Freedom Day
Day 14 Nelson
Day 15 Nelson Freedom Day
Day 16 Wellington
Day 17 Wellington
Day 18 Napier
Day 19 Napier Freedom Day
Day 20 Rotorua
Day 21 Rotorua
Day 22 Bay of Islands
Day 23 Bay of Islands
Freedom Day
Day 24 Bay of Islands
Day 25 Auckland
Day 26 Auckland
Day 27 Auckland to Melbourne
Day 28 Melbourne
Day 29 Melbourne
Freedom Day
Day 30 Melbourne
Freedom Day
Day 31 Cairns
Day 32 Great Barrier Reef
Day 33 Cairns Freedom Day
Day 34 Cairns Freedom Day
Day 35 Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Day 36 Alice Springs
Day 37 Alice Springs
Day 38 The Ghan
Day 39 Adelaide
Day 40 Adelaide Freedom Day
Day 41 Sydney
Day 42 Sydney tour
and lunch cruise
Day 43 Sydney Freedom Day
Day 44 Depart Sydney
Day 45 Arrive UK

Very Best of New Zealand & Very Best of Australia: 53 days from only £10,295 per person

Day 1 Depart UK
Day 2 Singapore
(or alternative stopover)
Day 3 Singapore
Day 4 Depart Singapore
Day 5 Christchurch
Day 6 Dunedin
Day 7 Dunedin
Day 8 Milford Sound
and Milford Mariner
Day 9 Queenstown
Day 10 Queenstown
Day 11 Queenstown
Freedom Day
Day 12 Franz Josef
Day 13 Franz Josef
Freedom Day
Day 14 Nelson
Day 15 Nelson Freedom Day
Day 16 Wellington
Day 17 Wellington
Day 18 Napier
Day 19 Napier Freedom Day
Day 20 Rotorua
Day 21 Rotorua
Day 22 Bay of Islands
Day 23 Bay of Islands
Freedom Day
Day 24 Bay of Islands
Day 25 Auckland
Day 26 Auckland
Day 27 Auckland to Perth
Day 28 Perth
Day 29 Perth sightseeing
Day 30 Perth Freedom Day
Day 31 Kangaroo Island
Day 32 Kangaroo Island
Day 33 Adelaide
Day 34 Adelaide Freedom Day
Day 35 Melbourne
Day 36 Melbourne
Freedom Day
Day 37 Melbourne
Freedom Day
Day 38 Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Day 39 Alice Springs
Day 40 Alice Springs
Freedom Day
Day 41 The Ghan
Day 42 Darwin
Day 43 Darwin Freedom Day
Day 44 Cairns
Day 45 Great Barrier Reef
Day 46 Cairns Freedom Day
Day 47 Cairns Freedom Day
Day 48 Sydney
Day 49 Sydney sightseeing
& lunch cruise
Day 50 Sydney Freedom Day
Day 51 Sydney Freedom Day
Day 52 Depart Sydney
Day 53 Arrive UK

 

Departure dates & prices

On a guided tour of Australia and New Zealand, you can imagine how easily the costs can mount up. But not with Distant Journeys. Our tours combining Australia and New Zealand include an incredible amount in the price. For example, your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, hotels, an overnight journey on The Ghan, an overnight cruise on the Milford Sound, daily breakfasts, experienced local tour managers and knowledgeable guides, and many amazing excursions are all already included in the price of your holiday.

Add even more to your Australia and New Zealand holiday with our special homebound stopover offer. Choose from Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok or Dubai for just £49 per person (£98 for single occupancy). Alternatively, you could have a three night stay in Bali at the reduced price of £219 per person in a twin or double and £438 for single occupancy. Please note this special offer is only available on tours after 1st September 2018.

39-day Wonders of Australia & Magnificent New Zealand tour 2018 /19

Departure datePrice (pp)AvailabilityOffer
2018
25 October£8,595 ONLY 2 ROOMS LEFT £49 stopover
2019
17 January£8,595 NEW DATE £49 stopover
22 February*£8,595 NEW DATE £49 stopover
*Please note, the order of the Wonders of Australia for this departure is slightly different, visiting Melbourne, Adelaide, The Ghan, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Cairns and Sydney. This departure includes an extra night in Sydney before travelling to Auckland.

Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single supplement: £2,495

Deposit: £1,000 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,950 per person if travelling in premium economy, and £3,750 per person for business class.

Visa: £25 per person. To enter Australia, you need an ETA (electronic travel authority).We will obtain this on your behalf and the cost will be added to your confirmation invoice.

Alternative hotel: Please note, the 25th October 2018 departure will stay at the Sudima Hotel Christchurch. The 25th October 2018 and 17th January 2019 departures will stay at the Rendezvous Melbourne and The Hilton Cairns.

Terms and conditions: Holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.

 

 

46-day Very Best of Australia & Magnificent New Zealand tour 2019

Departure datePrice (pp)AvailabilityOffer
2019
16 February£9,595 NEW DATE£49 stopover

Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single supplement: £2,995

Deposit: £1,000 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,950 per person if travelling in premium economy, and £3,750 per person for business class.

Visa: £25 per person. To enter Australia, you need an ETA (electronic travel authority).We will obtain this on your behalf and the cost will be added to your confirmation invoice.

Terms and conditions: Holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.

 

 

45-day Very Best of New Zealand & Wonders of Australia tour 2018 /19

Departure datePrice (pp)AvailabilityOffer
2018
09 October£8,995 HALF FULL £49 stopover
2019
20 February*£9,195 NEW DATE £49 stopover
*Please note, the order of the Wonders of Australia for this departure is slightly different, visiting Melbourne, Adelaide, The Ghan, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Cairns and Sydney. This departure includes an extra night in Sydney before travelling to Auckland.

Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single supplement for 09 October 2018 departure: £2,595
Single supplement for 20 February 2019 departure: £2,795

Deposit: £1,000 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,950 per person if travelling in premium economy, and £3,750 per person for business class.

Visa: £25 per person. To enter Australia, you need an ETA (electronic travel authority).We will obtain this on your behalf and the cost will be added to your confirmation invoice.

Alternative hotel: Please note, the 9th October 2018 departure will stay at the Rendezvous Melbourne and The Hilton Cairns. The 9th October 2018 and 20th February 2019 departures will stay at the Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown.

Terms and conditions: Holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.

 

53-day Very Best of New Zealand & Very Best of Australia tour 2018 /19

Departure datePrice (pp)AvailabilityOffer
2018
09 October*£10,295 ONLY 6 ROOMS LEFT £49 stopover
2019
20 February£10,295 ONLY 9 ROOMS LEFT £49 stopover
*Please note, this departure includes an extra night in Perth

Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single supplement: £3,395

Deposit: £1,000 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,950 per person if travelling in premium economy, and £3,750 per person for business class.

Visa: £25 per person. To enter Australia, you need an ETA (electronic travel authority).We will obtain this on your behalf and the cost will be added to your confirmation invoice.

Alternative hotel: Please note, the 9th October 2018 and 20th February 2019 departures will stay at the Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown.  The 20th February 2019 departure will stay at the Mercure Hotel, Kangaroo Island.

Terms and conditions: Holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.

 

 

39-day Magnificent New Zealand & Wonders of Australia tour 2017 /18

Departure datePrice (pp)AvailabilityOffer
2018
09 JanuarySOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT
16 January**SOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT
23 JanuarySOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT
30 JanuarySOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT
06 FebruarySOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT
09 February*SOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT
13 FebruarySOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT
20 FebruarySOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT
*This tour visits Australia before New Zealand and includes an extra night in Sydney making it a 40 day itinerary.

** Please note, this tour spends two nights in Ayers Rock and one in Alice Springs. Everything is included as usual. Please call for details,

 

47-day Very Best of Australia & Magnificent New Zealand tour 2017 /18

Departure datePrice (pp)AvailabilityOffer
2018
06 JanuarySOLD OUTSOLD OUT  SOLD OUT
20 JanuarySOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT
27 January **SOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT
17 February*SOLD OUTSOLD OUT SOLD OUT

 

** Please note that on this particular departure date, the flight between Melbourne and Ayers Rock is indirect, operating via Alice Springs.

Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single supplement – for Magnificent New Zealand & Wonders of Australia: £2,145
Single supplement – 
for Very Best of Australia & Magnificent New Zealand: £2,745

Happy to Share: Happy to Share is not available when combining two tours.

Deposit: £1,000 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,950 per person if travelling in premium economy, and £3,750 per person for business class.

Visa: £25 per person. To enter Australia, you need an ETA (electronic travel authority).We will obtain this on your behalf and the cost will be added to your confirmation invoice.

Alternative hotel: Please note, on the Very Best of Australia & Magnificent New Zealand tour departing 6th January 2018 you will stay at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne.

Terms and conditions: Holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.

So much included

Flights with leading scheduled airlines

  • Return economy class flights with Qantas / Emirates. Depart from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow at no additional cost
  • All domestic flights within Australia and New Zealand
  • Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are available on selected international routes for a supplement

Great choice of included stopovers

  • Your choice of two night outbound stopover in Singapore or Dubai (or Bangkok if visiting New Zealand first)
  • Your stopover includes airport transfers, accommodation, full daily breakfast and a sightseeing tour

Carefully selected hotels

  • Superior hotels in great locations as detailed in the itinerary
  • All-inclusive overnight accommodation on-board either The Ghan
  • Overnight accommodation on-board the Milford Mariner

Many meals included

  • Daily breakfast included
  • Buffet lunch on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Lunch or early evening dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Maori Hangi Dinner in Rotorua
  • Farm visit including barbecue lunch

All-inclusive on The Ghan

  • Lunch, dinner and breakfast included
  • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks included

Overnight cruise on Milford Sound

  • Private en-suite cabins aboard Milford Mariner
  • Dinner and breakfast included

Unforgettable experiences included

  • Sightseeing tours in many destinations
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise
  • Full day on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Lunch or early evening dinner cruise around Sydney Harbour
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve
  • Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Cape Brett Cruise in the Bay of Islands
  • Scenic rail journey on-board the TranzAlpine Express

We include even more…

  • Services of experienced local Tour Managers and Coach Captains
  • All hotel porterage
  • All overseas transfers and transport in modern air-conditioned coaches
  • All airport charges, security charges and applicable fuel surcharges
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • ATOL protection for your holiday

Hand-picked hotels

All the hotels on our combination tours of Australia and New Zealand are carefully selected by our Directors to ensure they meet their high standards. Over the decades they’ve worked in the travel industry, they’ve come to understand exactly what elements of a hotel work best on a touring holiday, such as location and quality. So throughout your touring holiday, rest assured that we’ve aimed to provide top accommodation, without it costing you the earth.

Your particular hotels will depend on your choice of departure date and itinerary, please see the itinerary tab for more details.

 


Alice Springs DoubleTree by Hilton at dusk

Alice Springs, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Situated between the Todd River and Alice Springs Golf Club, the DoubleTree by Hilton is a luxury resort awarded for its environmentally friendly innovations, offering stunning views of the MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance… Find out more >
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Auckland, Amora Hotel

The Amora Hotel, centrally located amongst splendid park surroundings, is ideally positioned within walking distance of the major shopping and entertainment areas of Auckland. To relax and unwind, take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool and wellness centre. Guest rooms… Find out more >
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Ayers Rock, Desert Gardens Hotel

Welcome to the Desert Gardens Hotel – a magnificent sanctuary surrounded by towering ghost gums and flowering native shrubs among the red dunes. During your time at the Desert Garden Ayers Rock Resort, relax in the comfort of your own… Find out more >
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Bay of Islands, Scenic Hotel

This resort-style hotel, complete with sub-tropical gardens, is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands and only a stroll away from the main wharf. Situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia, the Scenic Hotel… Find out more >
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Cairns, DoubleTree by Hilton

Centred around a unique rainforest atrium, the charming DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns offers the most incredible views. Set within tropical gardens, the oceanfront hotel is just a short walk away from the city centre and entertainment districts. In your free time,… Find out more >
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Pacific International Hotel

Cairns, Pacific International Hotel

There’s nowhere better to stay when you’re exploring the Great Barrier Reef than the Pacific International Hotel, Cairns. Aside from enjoying the esplanade nearby, you can enjoy a taste of local artistry and history at Cairns Regional Gallery and Cairns… Find out more >
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Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade

Enjoy a wonderful stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin. Centrally located in Darwin, the hotel is within walking distance of many popular attractions, including Bicentennial Park, Darwin Convention Centre, downtown Darwin and Smith Street Mall. Should you have… Find out more >
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Dunedin, Distinction Hotel

Formerly the 1930’s Chief Post Office, the Distinction Hotel is located in the rejuvenated and vibrant Exchange Area in the heart of Dunedin. The hotel features an on-site gym and a restaurant & bar where you can relax and unwind.… Find out more >
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Franz Josef Glacier, Scenic Hotel

Situated on the edge of the Franz Josef Glacier, one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is an accommodation highlight. Staying in the Graham Wing in a light and airy room, you’ll enjoy the… Find out more >
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Melbourne, Clarion Suites Gateway

Just a gentle stroll from the Yarra River, Clarion Suites Gateway is ideally located close to Melbourne’s Central Business District, just minutes from the city’s world-class shopping and restaurants. The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool and William’s Bar &… Find out more >
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Melbourne, Mercure Treasury Gardens Hotel

Overlooking Treasury Gardens in the centre of Melbourne, the Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens is only 400 metres from Parliament House, 600 metres from Federation Square, and a 15-minute walk to the MCG. Each room in the Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens… Find out more >
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Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

Kangaroo Island Lodge has been designed to blend in with its unique wilderness location and natural surroundings, and is situated on a hillside amidst native bushland.   The hotel is steeped in history, as it was the first guesthouse built on Kangaroo… Find out more >
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Milford Mariner Cruise

Wake up in one of the most beautiful places on earth after a night onboard the Milford Mariner. Enjoy a cruise of the magical Milford Sound, accompanied by a specialist nature guide, who will explain the history and geology of… Find out more >
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North Sydney Harbourview Hotel

As the name suggests, the North Sydney Harbourview hotel boasts an excellent location overlooking the Harbour Bridge on the north side of Sydney Harbour and is just minutes away from the main shopping areas, the Botanic Gardens, the Opera House… Find out more >
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Novotel Perth Langley

Surrounded by many of Perth's top attractions, Novotel Perth Langley is an ideal base from which to explore the city.  The hotel is located within easy reach of the city's numerous restaurants, shops and bars, and the local beaches of… Find out more >
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Ozone Hotel in Kangaroo Island

Situated opposite the beach and overlooking Nepean Bay on stunning Kangaroo Island, the friendly and comfortable Ozone Hotel has an outdoor pool and barbecue area for al fresco relaxation and dining. Indoors, Zone Restaurant features locally sourced food in a… Find out more >
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Parkroyal Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel

The contemporary and stylish Parkroyal Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel has a great waterfront location at the heart of Darling Harbour, within easy reach of all that Sydney has to offer. The hotel boasts modern facilities including a state of the… Find out more >
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Queenstown, Millennium Hotel

Timeless elegance meets luxury accommodation at the Millennium Hotel Queenstown. The hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after an exciting day sightseeing in New Zealand's adventure capital. Millennium Hotel Queenstown is only minutes from Queenstown's central shopping,… Find out more >
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Rotorua, Millennium Hotel

The Millennium Hotel takes full advantage of Rotorua’s unique qualities by using its natural geothermal resources to heat both the hotel and the indoor pool. The location couldn’t be better, right alongside Lake Rotorua and an easy walk into the… Find out more >
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Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel

Set in the city centre, the imposing Stamford Plaza Hotel is located close to Adelaide's beautiful parks, stylish shopping and lively entertainment facilities. Food and drink options at the Stamford Plaza Hotel include La Boca Bar and Grill featuring flame… Find out more >
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The Ghan

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train ride. Prepare to journey deep into the heart of Australia on the legendary Ghan, accessing parts of Australia no other holiday… Find out more >
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Freedom Days

Throughout your Australia and New Zealand combination holiday, we want you to enjoy a good mix of visits to must-see landmarks and time to experience your destinations in a way that suits you. For example, you might like to try an adventurous activity like climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Shotover Jet in Queenstown, or if you prefer a more relaxing experience like sampling exquisite wines in The Barossa Valley or Central Otago. Thanks to our Freedom Days, you’ll have the chance to tailor your experiences to enjoy the things that interest you the most.

And you don’t have to decide everything before you leave the UK – you can choose many of the excursions as late as the day before, and your local Tour Manager will make all the arrangements for you.

Find out more about the excursions available by clicking on the descriptions below.

Wonders of Australia

Price pp in Australian Dollars (AUD)Approx. price pp in British Pounds (GBP)
Melbourne
Great Ocean Road (full day tour – 0800hrs to 1830hrs)$200£116
Phillip Island and Penguin Parade including premium viewing 1315-2200hrs (approx)$179£103
Puffing Billy, including lunch and winery tour (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun) 0800-1745hrs$206£119
Colonial Tramcar Dinner 1745-1915hrs 3 courses including wine*$85£49
Colonial Tramcar Dinner 2035-2330hrs 5 courses including wine Sun, Thu*$130£75
Colonial Tramcar Dinner 2035-2330hrs 5 courses including wine Fri – Sat *$145£84
Sportslovers’ Tour – full day including National Sports Museum & Rod Laver Arena$135£78
Sunrise Balloon Flight over Melbourne (1 hour flight)$440£254
Adelaide
Winery tour of the Barossa Valley, including lunch and winetasting$129£75
Kangaroo Island, including lunch (full day tour 06.45-2200hrs)$283£164
Alice Springs
Outback hot air ballooning – 30 minute flight (starts 1 hour before first light) 4 hours duration$295£171
Outback hot air ballooning – 60 minute flight (starts 1 hour before first light) 4 hours duration$390£225
Bush BBQ and show – BBQ Scotch fillet steak, Drinks & transfers incl, Boomerang throwing, Cattlemans talk, Bush Balladeer and Star Gazing talk$159£92
Western MacDonnell Ranges day excursion
including Ormiston Gorge, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek, Lunch (0800-1700hrs)
$132 – $172£76 – £99
Ayers Rock
Fixed wing flights over Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta (Olgas) 40 min$230£133
Helicopter Flight over Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta 30min$285£165
Sounds of Silence – Dinner at Uluru under the stars, drinks and Star talk included 1700-2230hrs*$199£115
Field of Light Pass (Available from 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017) *$39£23
Field of Light Star Pass (Available from 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017) *$85£49
A Night at the Field of Light (Available from 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017) *$245£142
Darwin** IF TRAVELLING ON A 2016 – 2017 ITINERARY **
Litchfield National Park – Including Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, Wangi Falls, Lunch 0720-1800hrs$179-$189£103-£109
Darwin City Sights Explorer incl World War II Tunnels, Aviation Heritage Centre, Darwin Military Museum, Qantas Hangar 0900-1400hrs$110£64
Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise incl buffet dinner, welcome drink incl, (transfers extra $16 pp). 1730-2030hrs$104£60
Kakadu Adventure incl. Yellow Water cruise, tropical buffet lunch, guided walks and National Park entry 0620-1930hrs$292£169
Fixed wing flight Darwin to Kakadu National Park. Touring within National Park, park entry fee included$750£434
Cairns
Hot Air Balloon over Atherton Tablelands including insurance and transfers, 0400-0930hrs$290£168
Day Excursion Daintree National Park incl Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Mossman Gorge, Lunch 0645-1900hrs$208£120
Kuranda Daytrip: Historic Rail, Sky Gondola, Tjapukai Centre (Butterfly /Koala Park pax own cost) 0800-1730hrs$211£122
Rainforest Dining Experience incl drinks in Port Douglas (1hr from Cairns) with Aboriginal Cultural programme, incl transfers (Tue, Thu only), 1830-2300hrs  **Not recommended for vegetarians **$234£135
Stunning Rainforest Dinner incl drinks Port Douglas (1hr from Cairns) incl transfers 1830-2330$199£115
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures incl. admission and return transfers from Cairns$77£45
Great Barrier Reef
10 minute helicopter flight from the pontoon$175£101
One way helicopter flight from Cairns to the pontoon$395£228
Snorkel safari (approx. 50mins)$45£26
Introductory dive (no experience necessary)$125£72
Helmet dive to 3 metres without getting head wet$125£72
Sydney
Sydney Floatplane plus 3 course lunch at Cottage Point in Kuringai National Park from 1130hrs, allow 4 hours$625£361
Sydney Secrets Floatplane 30 minute flight from Rose Bay. Coastal flight up to Palm Beach and return$315£182
Sydney Helicopter scenic flight over Sydney 20mins. including return Sydney City Hotel transfers$199£115
Day Trip to Blue Mountains including Wentworth Falls,
3 Sisters, Govetts Leap, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, Lunch
$200-$269£116-£155
Hunter Valley Day Tour (Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun 0800-1830hrs) including gourmet lunch and wine tastings $189£109
Bridge Climb, twilight (peak time, other times of day less)*$378£218
Sydney Opera House tour, dinner and show – price depends on type of performance and quality of seating$238 to $455£136 to £261
Sydney Opera House tour with 3 tiered tasting plate$80£46
Americas Cup Yacht Sailing 1300-1600hrs from Darling Harbour, no transfers included$129 to $169£74 to £97

*due to the limited availability on these tours, we recommend booking at least 30 days before you leave the UK. Your Distant Journeys travel expert will be able to assist you.

Magnificent New Zealand

Price pp in New Zealand dollars (NZD)Approx. price pp in British Pounds (GBP)
Auckland
Pride of Auckland – Harbour sailing dinner cruise$130£71
Americas Cup Sailing$170£92
Auckland Sky Tower$28£15
Waiheke Island$130£71
Bay of Islands
Cultural visit to Haruru waterfalls with waka-paddling, Marae visit$135£73
Cape Reinga day-excursion$149£81
Cape Reinga by Air & 4WD$425£231
Rotorua
Mt Tarawera Volcano by Floatplane (30 min)$215£117
Mt Tarawera Volcano by Helicopter (50 min)$385£209
Crater Lakes by Floatplane (15 mins)$165£90
Crater Lakes byHelicopter (15 mins)$195£106
White Island Active Volcano by Floatplane (1hr)$595£323
White Island Active Volcano by Helicopter (3hr)$865£470
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour$114£62
Polynesian Spa$27£15
Agrodome & Kiwi Encounter & Rainbow Springs (Min. 8 pax.)$79£44
Franz Josef
Heliservices – 20 min, one glacier with snow landing$225£122
Heliservices – 30 min, twin glacier with snow landing$300£163
Heliservices – 40 min, glaciers, Mount Cook & snow landing$440£239
Helicopter Line -20 min, Neve Discoverer/snow landing$240£130
Helicopter Line – 30 min, Twin Glacier/snow landing$310£168
Helicopter Line – 40 min, Mt Scenic Spectacular/snow landing$450£245
Franz Josef Glacier Valley guided walk$75£41
Queenstown
TSS Earnslaw Cruise, farm visit & barbecue lunch$105£57
Jetboat Ride – Shotover Canyon$145£79
Kawarau Jetboat Ride (from main town pier)$125£68
Dart River Safari – Jet Boat, 30-40 min walk plus 4WD$239£130
Queenstown Wine Trail – wineries, cheese tasting & lunch$182£99
Skippers Canyon – scenic tour and jet boat ride$195£106
4WD Nomad Safari to Skippers Canyon$270£147
Queenstown Scenic Cruise & Mount Nicholas Farm Experience (4hrs in total)$75£41
Lake Tekapo
Grand Traverse, Scenic Flight (50 min)$370£201
Dunedin
Taieri Gorge Train Excursion$99£54
Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour – Including visit to Penguin Palace$148£80

 

Optional excursions for stopover destinations

If you’ve taken advantage of one of our two night stopovers on your journey home from Australia and New Zealand, you may want to make the most of your short stay in these exciting destinations by taking an optional excursion or two.

After all, who could visit Singapore without a trip to the world-famous and historic Raffles Hotel for afternoon tea or a Singapore Sling? Or if you’re in Bangkok, the Grand Palace with its beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha is a must-see. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Hong Kong and learn about its fascinating history. And if Dubai is where you’ll spend the last two nights of your holiday, why not enjoy one of them feasting Bedouin-style on a Desert Safari?

Click on any of the descriptions below to find out more about any of the optional excursions in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

Price pp in Thai Baht (THB)Approx. price pp in British Pounds (GBP)
Bangkok
Damnern Saduak Floating Market (Half Day) 1,100£24
Grand Palace (half day)1,200£27
Temples & City (half day) tour1,150£26
Price pp in US Dollars (US)Approx. price pp in British Pounds (GBP)
Dubai – Sightseeing tours
Traditional Dubai City Tour$45£35
New Dubai City Tour$96£76
Dubai – Excursions
Sundowner (Dune dinner safari)$108£85
An Evening of Elegance – dinner cruise$136£107
Helicopter tour of Dubai (12 minutes)$163£128
Price pp in Singapore Dollars (SGD)Approx. price pp in British Pounds (GBP)
Singapore
Singapore Night Safari$96£54
Gardens by the Bay – Including 2 conservatories and OCBC Skyway$38£21
Gardens by the Bay – Including 2 conservatories$30£17
Afternoon Tea at Raffles *  Tour not operating from 1st July 2017 – Mid 2018$73£41
Footsteps of Raffles – including Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel * Tour not operating from 1st July 2017 – Mid 2018$109£61
Singapore by night – including Singapore Sling at Raffles (Tour not operating from 1st July 2017 – Mid 2018)$65£37
Price pp in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD)Approx. price pp in British Pounds (GBP)
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island Tour *$400£41
Lantau Island tour with lunch *$850£87
Macau Tour with lunch *$995£102
Lamma Island Dinner & Symphony of Lights*$750£77

*due to the limited availability on these tours, we recommend booking at least 30 days before you leave the UK. Your Distant Journeys travel expert will be able to assist you.

Special offer – save up to £592 per couple

Enjoy a homebound stopover after your Australia and New Zealand combination tour from only £49 per person. This is in addition to your included stopover on the way out, and saves you up to £592 on the normal price. Please be aware that this special offer only applies to bookings made by the 15th March 2018. The price is £49 per person if sharing a twin or double and £98 in a single room, and these prices are  subject flight and hotel availability at the time you book.

There are some fabulous destinations for the special offer stopover – Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok or Dubai. No matter which you choose, the stopover offer includes return airport to hotel transfers, accommodation in a four or five star hotel for two nights, and a full daily breakfast.

The Happy to Share option is not available on the homebound stopover, and guests will be charged the single occupancy price.


Bangkok Offer, Arnoma Hotel

Welcoming more visitors than any other city in the world, Bangkok should be on your list of must-see places to visit. Here you can experience things you simply can’t do in most cities, like sailing on a longtail boat through…

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Copthorne Kings Hotel in Singapore - Stopover Offer

There’s just so much to do and see in Singapore, that no matter how many times you visit, you’ll always find yourself wanting to go back again. Maybe it’s the myriad of cultures coming together to create such a unique…

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Dubai Offer, Marriott al Jaddaf

Stay in style at the five star Marriott al Jaddaf when you visit the gateway to Arabia. The numerous malls and labyrinth-like souks are enchanting to explore. And you really can’t complain about the year round sunshine, which you can make…

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Hong Kong Offer, Regal Kowloon

Hong Kong oozes energy. Even if you’re feeling a little tired after your travels, it’s guaranteed to perk you up again. While its skyline of sky scrapers is impressive, you simply need to look across the harbour to see the…

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Choosing Distant Journeys was the best decision we have ever made. Could they have done any better? Not in our opinion. They are a first class long haul travel company.
Mr & Mrs Bridge, Wonders of Australia
We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.
Mr & Mrs Kell, Magnificent New Zealand
Have just returned from Australia with this excellent company. When you phone the company you nearly always speak to the same knowledgeable person, nothing was too much trouble. The trip was well planned and all the hotels they used excellent.
Mrs P (Bedford), Visions of Australia
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  • Choosing Distant Journeys was the best decision we have ever made. Could they have done any better? Not in our opinion. They are a first class long haul travel company.
    Mr & Mrs Bridge, Wonders of Australia
  • We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.
    Mr & Mrs Kell, Magnificent New Zealand
  • Have just returned from Australia with this excellent company. When you phone the company you nearly always speak to the same knowledgeable person, nothing was too much trouble. The trip was well planned and all the hotels they used excellent.
    Mrs P (Bedford), Visions of Australia
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