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Grandiose, world-famous natural beauties await you in Australia and New Zealand. Immerse yourself in the two cultures!
In addition to mystical worlds at Ayers Rock in the Down Under ...
... awaits you sun and exuberant mood, e.g. on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand.
Your first stop is the trendy scene metropolis Melbourne. Here your round trip starts.
"Cosmopolitan and trendy" - that's Melbourne. A good start on your journey or what do you think?
Federation Square is the cultural heart of Melbourne. Whether it's a concert or show - there is always something going on here.
Melbourne is, of course, a perfect starting point to the Great Ocean Road. You should plan a trip here.
What exactly is there on the Great Ocean Road? The famous formations of the 12 apostles - fantastic photo motifs are guaranteed here!
The beach on the Great Ocean Road is the perfect spot for a Sunday stroll that you will certainly not experience every Sunday.
Your next stop is the world-famous "Red Center", the mystical Uluru. How about a Kamal ride through the desert? Just book it with us!
You can also book a trip to the mountain group of Kata Tjuta from our "experiences".
After a sandy stay in the center of Australia, you'll go to the tropical north, to Cairns!
The perfect oasis and a mix of city and nature awaits you here.
Fancy kangaroos up close? On your next stop in Sydney, you will have enough time to see the cute animals up close.
Your journey will then continue to the kiwis: it's time to go to New Zealand!
Your first stop in NZ is the large, multi-faceted and multicultural Auckland.
How about a 360-degree view over Auckland today? No problem on the Sky Tower!
Drive on to the Coromandel peninsula with rental car.
Diving in Cathedral Cove - a natural rock arch. Words will no do it justice, you just have to experience it.
Beach walks are best when the sun goes down, right?
But now the complete opposite: From the dream beach you'll go to Rotoura - volcano and Maori culture stronghold at the same time.
A volcanic experience is on your itinerary. It steams and bubbles everywhere.
Hungry from sightseeing? Have a picnic of a different kind.
Capital flair - from brodelden volcanoes, you will plunge into the bustling city life.
New Zealand is well known and loved for its natural beauties. Now you'll continue to the South Island.
In New Zealand, all landforms can truly be found again. From the Golden Sands, we now head to the icy glacier to Franz Josef.
This natural wonder is one of the lowest glaciers worldwide. Get close!
Your trip is coming to an end, but you can once again enjoy the film setting scenery on Lake Wakatipu.
Do you still need to walk through Queenstown landscapes? Let's go!
Do you still need to walk through Queenstown landscapes? Let's go!
Do you dream of a trip to the 5th Continent and have always wanted to fly to the end of the world? This is the trip for you! Experience an exciting time in the metropolises of Sydney and Auckland and spend unforgettable days in the Central Australian desert. Following in the footsteps of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy in New Zealand, drive your own rental car along the North and South Isles, see fabulous coves, relax in New Zealand's smallest national park and have a blast in the adventurous Queenstown - an indescribable adrenaline kick awaits you.
You have finally made it: Welcome to Australia. Your first stop is Melbourne, the city on the green banks of the Yarra River. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by an agent from our partner agency and transferred to your hotel. Today you can relax from the flight and start exploring. Melbourne, the state capital of the state of Victoria, is Australia's second largest city "City of Events". Experience an open-air cinema in the rooftop bar on Curtin House - in the background, the skyline of Melbourne or chauffeur-driven with the City Circle Tram free through the city. We recommend the Queen Victoria Market. Tip: Buy fresh fruit and antipasti here. The fried sausages are legendary on the Queen Victoria Market - you should definitely try them! 3 nights at the Hotel Lindrum Melbourne * * * * * with breakfast in the Studio Room, Melbourne, Australia
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have the opportunity to explore Melbourne at your own pace. Known as a trendsetter, Melbourne is not only home to 4 million "Melbournians", as the locals affectionately call it, but also numerous fine Victorian buildings on Collins Street. It should be mandatory to visit to Australia's oldest train station, Flinders Street Station, and the Federation Square - a popular meeting place for locals and tourists, with daily multicultural events and festivals. Relax in the trendy St. Kilda district, where you will meet many locals in the early evening, and you can wrap up your night with a cool beer on the beach. Our tip: In St. Kilda there are numerous so-called hole-in-the-wall bars. These are small, hidden bars with ever-changing locations. Where exactly do you find these? Ask the locals. You can also go on a trip to Phillip Island, a natural paradise where you can observe not only small penguins and seals, but where there are great options for water sports. If you feel like visiting the Melbourne area, plan a trip to the famous Great Ocean Road in your trip. This winding road is the equivalent of Route 66 in the United States. The 345-km-long coastline offers breathtaking views over endless beaches and steep cliffs. See the world-famous Limestone Formation of the 12 Apostles - the emblem of the Great Ocean Road. Up to 65 m high, 12 limestone formations rise out of the water and form the most spectacular part of the wild cliffs.
Today you leave your hotel in Melbourne. Your private transfer will take you to the airport (flight ticket not included in our offer). Your next stop will be the famous Ayers Rock, also known as the Uluru by the Aborigines. You'll be expected and taken to your hotel from Ayers Rock Airport. Here you can relax in the midst of the Australian outback and enjoy a fantastic view of the magical stone. 2 nights at the Desert Gardens Hotel * * * *** with breakfast in the Desert Deluxe Room, Yulara, Australia
Ayers Rock, the landmark of the 5th continent, is Australia's most famous mountain and a sacred Aboriginal site. You will experience a spectacular play of colors at sunset and sunrise, when the mountain of Acrose sandstone in appears in different shades of red. For the Aborigines, the mountain is considered sacred and is called Uluru, which means "seat of the ancestors". Many legends and myths fought for the mountain. Learn more about the Outback of Australia on a camel ride through the red dunes and take a trip to the mountain group of the Kata Tjuta at sunrise or sunset (optional).
Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Ayers Rock Airport (about 2 hours before your flight, please indicate the departure times at the reception) and fly on to the tropical north to Cairns (flight excl.). Cairns Located in the north of Queensland. It is a small former fishing village that has turned into one of the most modern beach resorts in Australia and the most popular Australian holiday destination after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Tropical warm climate, endless sandy beaches, numerous waterfalls, lush rainforests and an exotic wildlife are waiting for you and allow a wide range of different activities. "Boredom" is a word that does not belong to the local vocabulary. Just an hour's drive from Cairns you will reach the charming village of Port Douglas. For a little more peace, but without having to give up the wide range of leisure activities, the small town on the panoramic coast is the ideal starting point for relaxed days on the golden sandy beach. 3 nights at the Peninsula Boutique Hotel * * * * + with breakfast in the Poolview Suite, Port Douglas, Australia
Stroll along the famous Macrossan Street in Port Douglas and watch the hustle and bustle of fine restaurants and bars. Shop at selected boutiques and visit two UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites from here. Port Douglas is the ideal base to visit the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. This unique coral reef covers a length of approximately 2500 km, making it the largest coral reef on earth. Consisting of 3000 individual reefs, this natural wonder is home to 700 of the world's 700 coral species and 1500 species of fish. Take a scuba diving course and swim with colorful fish in crystal clear waters. If you decide to take a boat trip, you can also spot turtles. Our tip: Take a two-hour trip to the World's oldest rainforest
Today you will fly to Sydney (flight excl.). Your private transfer will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Cairns.After landing in Sydney, you will be transferred to your hotel by transfer from the domestic airport. Sydney is one of the most breathtaking port cities in the world and is characterized by its cultural heritage variety. The world metropolis is also home to thousands of immigrants from different countries and spoils you with a breathtaking coastal landscape. For your first impressions, you can take a harbor tour or explore the oldest part of the city, "The Rocks", in the immediate vicinity of the Circular Quays and the Harbor Bridge. Today the district is one of the most popular tourist areas and houses Sydney's oldest pub "Lord Nelson's". 3 nights at the ** Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks * * * *** with breakfast in the Studio Room, Sydney, Australia
An exciting experience during your Sydney visit is Chinatown. You will, of course, find plenty of Chinese restaurants and shops here, but one interesting detail is the bilingual street signs. The Sydney Tower, an observation deck, is not to be missed. Look over the rooftops of the world metropolis and let the enticing view from the turmeric restaurant take its toll on you. Tip for the adventurous: the approx. 1.5h lasting Skywalk on the roof of the tower. We promise you that this experience will be remembered throughout your life. Find the perfect souvenir for your trip at "Paddy's Market". While Paddy's Market has more of a flea market flair, the overlying Market City is full of shops, restaurants and a movie theater. Tip: At Observatory Hill, not only do you have the opportunity to see the glorious city from a different perspective, but you can also experience nightlife as the Aborigines explain the creation of the southern starry sky. Fittingly, you can admire the stars over Sydney through a reflector telescope. A truly unique experience. You will, of course, also connect with Sydney from the beach and the sea. You can enjoy an early 100 km wide coastline with about 30 beaches. Bondi Beach is one of the most popular beach areas in Australia and belongs to the National Heritage List since 2008 . Only 10 km from the city center, there is a real surfing hot spot and very popular with tourists and locals. The ultimate experience is up to you.
Today your journey through Australia will end and you will be transferred to Sydney Airport after breakfast and check out at the hotel. But your journey continues to the Kiwis. With many happy memories, fly on to Auckland in New Zealand, where many exciting experiences await you. At Auckland Airport you will receive a rental car for your next stay in New Zealand, allowing you to explore the North and South Islands with ease. Auckland is the most economically significant and largest city in New Zealand. Located between the Pacific and the Tasman Sea, the city is located in a narrow isthmus north of the North Island. Ideally located between two major ports, Auckland is also known as the City of Sails and is known for all sorts of water sports and boat tours. Characterized by various international influences, here you will encounter multicultural flair. Approximately 75% of the inhabitants are of European descent, but immigrants from Asia have also found happiness here in the city of sails. The city's many parks and gardens invite you to relax, but you can also visit the major Auckland War Memorial Museum in Auckland Domain's central park. Do not miss the famous Skytower. Auckland's main attraction has 328 meters of height, making it the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. On a beautiful day, enjoy 80 km of panoramic views from the viewing platform. 1 overnight stay at **Peace and Plenty Inn * * * * \ *** with breakfast at King Windsor / Queen Waitemata, Auckland, New Zealand
Today, after breakfast, leave your hotel for the Coromandel Peninsula. On your way there, you will pass through Bombay Hills and the village of Thames. The historic town of Thames is an ideal place for walks. Explore the city and cross the bush and the ** mangrove trails ** After the interesting local exploits, continue your drive to the Coromandel Peninsula. Discover one of New Zealand's greatest landscapes here: rolling hills, lush hillsides and endless beaches. Inside, lush green rainforests and mountains dominate the natural scenery. In the east, on the coast, you will find white sandy beaches where you can relax or enjoy one of the numerous water sports activities. Experience an alternative lifestyle here - you will not find the hectic of the Coromandel Peninsula. 2 nights at the ** Flaxhaven Lodge ** with breakfast in the Standard Suite, Whitianga, New Zealand
After breakfast at the hotel, guests can explore the popular tourist destination of Whitianga. Located in Mercury Bay on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, the thriving town is best known for its numerous fishing and water sports activities. Take time and relax on one of the most beautiful beaches of the peninsula and enjoy its surroundings. ** Tip:** Here you can also try freshly caught lobster at one of the many fish restaurants - a real treat for the palate. An absolute necessary activity is also a visit to the Coromandel Town. Known for its small colonial-style houses, today it is home to many artists, craftsmen and conservationists. Visit the well-preserved Victorian-style buildings and explore the tip of the peninsula. Another highlight of your trip is the famous ** Hot Water Beach.** Under the beach, there are hot springs. At low tide, you can dig a hole, which then quickly fills with warm water. The Cathedrale Cove is just a short distance away- It is a natural rock arch, with a ceiling like a cathedral - which explains the name. Here you can unwind and let the day fade away after all sorts of experiences. While hiking at the Karanghake Gorge, you can see many relics from the gold fever period. The trail follows the idyllic course of the Ohinemuri River.
Today, your itinerary includes a trip to Rotorua- the place of sky-high geysers. You will pass the small town of Te Puke, known for growing kiwifruit, and drive along the Mamaku mountain range. Then we will continue towards Lake Rotorua, a water-filled volcanic crater. Arriving in Rotorua, you will check into your hotel. Rotorua is a health resort in the volcanic plateau (known for its volcanic activities). Explore hot springs and bubbling mud holes. Due to the many steaming holes, the city is also called "Sulfur City". A slight smell of sulfur always lies above the city. But don't let this put you off and go exploring. The Phutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere, can be found here. It shoots up to 30 meters of hot water. In Rotura you will also experience the unique culture of the Maoris, the natives of New Zealand. The home of the Te Arawa people offers many cultural experiences. Here you can also try the Hangi meal, traditionally cooked in a burrow. 1 night at the Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel * * * * * with breakfast at Poolview Room, Rotorua, New Zealand
Today your next destination is Wellington. After passing the Tongariro National Park and crossing three immense volcanic landscapes, you will reach Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, in about 6 hours. A vibrant city life and major cultural and historical attractions await you. Situated on a nearly circular Wellington bay, it is surrounded by impressive nature and lush green hills. Our tip: The Cuba Street is the place to be! Not only is the road the absolute hit, the little streets around it are very popular as well. In the evening, you should definitely live the live music in one of the bars and absorb the mood and good mood of all local people. The capital of New Zealand is also the gateway to the South Island. Be sure not to miss the Te Papa National Museum, Mount Victoria Lookout and cable car ride. 1 night at Museum Hotel Wellington * * * * + with breakfast at Harbor View Room, Wellington , New Zealand
After breakfast at the hotel, say goodbye to New Zealand's capital and hand in your rental car at the port. The ferrywill take you to Picton, a picturesque seaside village on the South Island and the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. See the Red Rocks seal colony, the Tory Channel and the intriguing bays of sounds along the crossing. Our tip: take the ferry at 09:00 in the morning (Kaitaki). The Kaitaki is the largest and most beautiful ship of the fleet to have the best crossing possible. Take your car rental and cross the fifth largest city in New Zealand, Nelson. Due to its unbeatable hours of sunshine and its pleasant climate, Nelson is also referred to as "The Sunshine State of New Zealand". You will drive on to New Zealand's smallest national park, the Abel Tasman National Park. The National Park was named after the Dutch navigator Abel Tasman, who became the first European to reach New Zealand in 1642. Afterwards, you check in at your hotel. 2 nights at The Resurgence * * * * * with breakfast at the Bush Chalet, Nelson, New Zealand
The 220 km² National Park on the north coast of New Zealand's South Island features numerous small exotic bays with fine, golden sandy beaches, Nikau palms and granite cliffs. For many, it is also considered the epitome of paradise, as its fine and golden beaches are almost exclusively accessible by boat. The way there leads you past beautiful sandy beaches, rocky coasts and also a few howling seals. From the landing place you will walk along lush green vegetation, thunderous waterfalls and also rivers whose water is so clear that every stone in the river is recognizable. Explore the national park by boat, kayak or on foot and experience a single vegetation and beautiful hiking trails with beautiful views over beautiful bays.
Today you will drive to the hotel after breakfast in the morning to Franz Jose. On your way there, you'll drive through the small town of Murchison. Then, drive along the west coast past the famous Buller Gorge and reach the coal mining town of Westport. On the way to Punakaiki, you will see fine sandy beaches and the Tasman Sea. Make a stop at the famous rock formation, the Pancake Rocks, and taste the legendary pancakes here. Then continue via Hokitika to the small village of Franz Josef. From there you will have an ideal starting point to the world-famous (13-km-long and 2600 m high) Franz Josef Glacier. This natural wonder is one of the lowest lying glaciers in the temperate zone and is therefore one of the few glaciers in the world that is so accessible. At the top, it is fed by ice and at its end it is surrounded by the blooming rainforest. The glacier can be climbed up to its lookout point on the strictly marked trails on foot. The glacier can be explored on foot. Walk to a lookout point where you can see the entire glacier tongue. ** Tip:** Take a helicopter flight over the Franz Josef Glacier - an unforgettable high-altitude flight. 1 night at the Westwood Lodge * * * * + with breakfast at Main House Suites, Franz Josef, New Zealand
After breakfast at the hotel, leave Franz Josef and drive to the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown. On the way there, you will cross the Cromwell fruit and wine growing area and see the Kawarau Gorge with its historic bridge. Nestled on the magnificent Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the impressive Remarkables mountain range, Queenstown is a magical attraction for many tourists an inexhaustible range of crazy adventures as well as water and winter sports activities. The diverse bungee jumping offer, which you can use in every season, is absolutely popular. Jump from the world-famous 43-foot Kawarau Suspension Bridge - a real adrenaline kick. 2 nights at The Dairy - Private Luxury Hotel * * * * + with breakfast at the Premier Room, Queenstown, New Zealand
Today, visit the world-famous film locations of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy in Middle Earth, and take the cable car to the Bob's Peak mountain station. A breathtaking view over the capital of New Zealand, as well as over Lake Wakatipu, await you here. A special highlight is the visit to the old gold-mining town of Arrowtown. Dine in cozy restaurants, stroll through small shops and explore the Lake District Museum, as well as the many Chinese goldmine huts that are reminiscent of the many Chinese prospectors who settled in New Zealand in 1870.
After breakfast at the hotel, head to Christchurch. Known as "Garden City", it is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand on the Pacific Ocean and on the edge of the Canterbury Plains. Although the aftermath of the severe earthquake of February 2011 is still noticeable, the city is rebuilding with strong English influence and is definitely worth a visit. Visit the center of the city, Cathedral Square, with the famous Christchurch Cathedral. Go on a bike ride through the city. The Oxford Terrace is an inviting place to stroll through the shops, as well as stop by cozy restaurants and bars. 1 night at L'abri Bed & Breakfast with breakfast in the Harbor View Room , Christchurch, New Zealand
Today your journey through New Zealand ends. You'll drop off your rental car at the Christchurch airport and fly home with wonderful and memorable memories and great photos. itravel - For that moment.
Hotel Lindrum * * * * *, Melbourne, Australia Belonging to the well-known MGallery Collection, Lindrum Melbourne is located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Melbourne's Federation Square. Overlooking the Botanical Gardens and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia's premier and largest stadium, Lindrum Melbourne, offers personalized service and 59 stylish rooms and suites. 3 nights.
Desert Gardens Hotel * * * * * , Yulara, Australia Built in the midst of the natural beauty of the Central Australian Desert, Desert Gardens has 218 modern rooms. Some rooms have a balcony overlooking Ayers Rock, where you can enjoy romantic hours at sunset. Visit the Bunya Bar, which serves delicious cocktails daily, or sample Australian specialties at the Arnguli Grill à la carte restaurant. 2 nights.
Peninsula Boutique Hotel * * * * +, Port Douglas, Australia Located on the beachfront in Port Douglas, the 34-room Peninsula Boutique Hotel is the perfect haven for relaxation. Enjoy unique luxury and comfort combined with personal service and hospitality. 3 nights.
Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks * * * *, Sydney, Australia This charming boutique hotel has 61 modern rooms and is located in the heart of Sydney's famous The Rocks district. It is just a few minutes' walk from the Central Business District with its small shops and restaurants, 15 minutes from Sydney's famous Opera House and 5 minutes from the Circular Quay Ferry Terminal. Relax in the outdoor heated swimming pool and take advantage of the hotel's various spa and fitness facilities. 3 Nights.
The Peace and Plenty Inn * * * * *, Auckland, New Zealand Located in the harmonious harbor area, in the heart Located in the historic village of Devonport, the Peace and Plenty Inn is housed in a fully refurbished Victorian villa dating back to 1880. Decorated with English antiques, all seven rooms have flat-screen TVs, telephones, hairdryers and ironing facilities. Browse the on-site library and discover an interesting array of books, magazines and CDs. It is about a 20-minute drive to Auckland city center. 1 night
Flaxhaven Lodge in the Standard Suite, Whitianga, New Zealand This boutique hotel is the perfect accommodation for discerning travelers in Mercury Bay. The Flaxhaven Lodge is very close to nature. Built in the midst of a green area, this small boutique hotel is surrounded by native plants and trees - an oasis of tranquility.Its ideal location allows you to reach good restaurants, small shops and fine sandy beaches in just a few minutes. The well-known Hot Water Beach, the small village of Hahei and the famous Cove Marine Reserve are just a few minutes' drive away.Love through the opposing nature reserve and experience unique bird species and a great panoramic view over the sea. 2 nights.
Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel * * * * *, Rotorua, New Zealand Situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua, the Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel combines classic elegance with contemporary modernity. The eight luxuriously appointed rooms as well as the first-class service characterize the 5-star Boutique Hotel. This premier hotel features a 4-acre garden with a heated pool, private jetty and helipad, and a small rose garden. Relax in an exclusive and intimate environment and explore the treasures of the luxury hotel. 1 night.
Museum Hotel Wellington at the Harbor * * * * +, Wellington, New Zealand This boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city opposite Wellington's beautiful harbor and New Zealand's National Museum, "Te Papa". The well-appointed hotel has 165 rooms and a spacious lobby with abundant New Zealand art decorations and a relaxing bar. The in-house restaurant, "Hippopotamus", serves French delicacies and offers great views of the harbor. 1 night.
The Resurgence * * * * *, Nelson, New Zealand The Resurgence is a 5-star establishment closest hotel to the Abel Tasman National Park. Set on 20 acres of unspoiled land, this luxury resort is ideal for couples who love nature and good food. A relaxed, hospitable and child-free recreation is the accommodation completely. Enjoy the tranquility, stroll past river sources and explore the surrounding area. 2 Nights.
Westwood Lodge * * * * +, Franz Josef, New Zealand Westwood Lodge welcomes you in the style of the New Zealand West Coast Interior of all 9 suites is made of natural wood elements. The suites are comfortably furnished and have a private bathroom with underfloor heating. Relax in the stylish Lodge Lounge and enjoy breathtaking views from the bar. 1 night.
The Dairy - Private Luxury Hotel * * * * +, Queenstown, New Zealand This boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of fine sandy beaches and the famous Queenstown Gardens. The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel, a former 1920s dairy store, now has 13 stylishly appointed rooms and is renowned for its first-class, personalized service. Relax after a day of memorable outdoor adventure or fine wine at the Honesty Bar. 2 Nights.
L'abri Bed and Breakfast, Christchurch, New Zealand L'abri Bed and Breakfast is located in natural surroundings the spectacular Takamatua Bay. Located near the center of the French-influenced city of Akaroa, you can reach Christchurch in about 70 minutes. The welcoming bed and breakfast has three modern rooms, all of which have their own entrance. Guests can explore nearby trails or relax on a balcony. Here you can enjoy the beauty of untouched nature and admire the diverse birdlife. 1 Night
Travel duration: 23 Days / 22 Nights