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Round trip - Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand Round Trip

Highlights

  • Reef, rock & rainforest: Australia's outback, big-city flair, and New Zealand's beauties

  • Experience UNESCO highlights such as Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest

  • Includes a rental car in New Zealand

  • Great accommodations in a unique setting

  • Option to book PREMIUM travel variants

    With our PREMIUM trips, you will stay in selected, high-class accommodations. For an offer, please specify this option in your request under your travel requirements. The price for this 23-day round trip, including private transfers in Australia, rental car in New Zealand, & 18x breakfasts: from 4578€ per person plus flight.

Description

Are you dreaming of a trip to the end of the world? Then we have the perfect round trip for you. Walk Sydney's Circular Quay, stroll through the hip city of Melbourne, adventure in the adrenaline capital of Queenstown, and explore Auckland, the city of sails. Listen to the stories of the Aborigines at Uluru, dive into the Great Barrier Reef, and let the unique nature of the Franz Josef Glacier and the Abel Tasman National Park inspire you.

Destination

Oceania & South Pacific

Melbourne - Ayers Rock - Cairns - Sydney - Auckland - Coromandel - Wellington - Abel Tasman N.P. - Franz Josef Gletscher - Christchurch

Welcome to Australia! Your first stop is the trendy city of Melbourne. About three million people live on the banks of the Yarra River that runs through the city. After landing, a transfer from the airport to your first hotel awaits you, where you’ll stay for the next three nights. The Melbourne charm lies in the “fresh” and lively atmosphere. Discover many small cafes or immerse yourself amongst the street artists from all over the world who perform either music, magic tricks, or stunts. You can explore downtown Melbourne on foot or the City Circle Tram, which is free of charge. When getting to know the city center, explore Federation Square and its bizarre buildings. It’s the place where locals and tourists meet and where numerous events take place. Melbourne doesn’t have any tropical beaches, but St. Kilda and Brighton Beach are great places to relax. Our tip: In St. Kilda, there are many “hole in the wall” bars. These small bars hide in alleys and constantly change locations. Where exactly can you find them? Ask the locals. The search for it alone is a lot of fun and adventure at the same time!

Travel time Melbourne Airport - Hotel: 28 km / 30 minutes

3 nights at the Travelodge Southbank*** with breakfast in the Guest Room, Melbourne, Australia

PREMIUM travel option : 3 nights in the Hotel Lindrum Melbourne***** with breakfast, Standard Room, Australia

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before plunging into the big city’s life. From the Eureka Tower, the tallest apartment block globally, you have a fantastic overview of Melbourne. On floor 88, there’s a platform where you can soak in beautiful views of the trendy metropolis. Australians love outdoor shopping, so a visit to Queen Victoria Market is a must. Find everything your heart desires: clothes, small souvenirs, fresh fruit, and other healthy culinary delicacies. Melbournians say they can brew the best coffee in the world - and we can only confirm this statement! After a morning of explorations, treat yourself to a delicious coffee. We suggest one of the charming cafes in the Laneways.

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If you want to get out into nature, take a day trip to the Great Ocean Road. This winding road is the counterpart to Route 66 in the USA because you have lovely ocean views, endless beaches, and sheer cliffs. The tour takes you to the world-famous limestone formation; the 12 apostles protrude from the water and are an absolute highlight on the Great Ocean Road. They form the most spectacular part of the wild cliffs.

Did you know you can see penguins in Australia too? If you feel like paying a visit to the cute animals, then a trip to Phillip Island is just the thing for you. On the island, you will see penguins and seals up close.

Today you say goodbye to the trendy metropolis of Melbourne; a transfer will take you from the hotel to the airport. Your next stop is Ayers Rock. From the small outback airport, there’s a collective transfer to the Desert Garden Hotel. On the way to the hotel, you will drive through the barren yet fascinating landscape of the Australian outback. The contrast between red earth and deep blue sky is just magical! From here, you can already see the world-famous monolith.

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Flight time Melbourne - Ayers Rock: approx. 3 hours

2 nights at the Outback Pioneer Hotel*** with breakfast in the Standard Room, Yulara, Australia

PREMIUM travel option: 2 nights in the Desert Gardens Hotel**** with breakfast in the Desert Deluxe Room, Yulara, Australia

The Uluru, the symbol of Australia, is the most famous mountain of the fifth continent and a sacred place of the Aborigines.

Particularly fascinating is the spectacular play of colors at sunset and sunrise when the monolith appears in different shades of red. In the morning, it appears in a fresh red, and in the evening, the red color of the Uluru intensifies. When the weather is good, the sky is almost free of clouds, so that the contrasting shades of blue and red create a unique atmosphere. Uluru is a sacred site for the Aborigines, and the word means the “seat of the ancestors.” Numerous legends and myths surround the monolith. Learn more about Aboriginal culture on guided garden walks around the hotel grounds. If you feel like it, you can also participate in a dance workshop or learn how to play the didgeridoo.

Depending on the departure time, a transfer will pick you up from the hotel and take you to Ayers Rock Airport (approx. 2 hours before the flight; please inform the reception of the departure times). From there, you will fly to Cairns, Queensland, in the tropical north.

From Cairns Airport (Cairns Airport or Cairns City), a private transfer will take you to your hotel in Port Douglas.

A warm tropical climate, endless sandy beaches, numerous waterfalls, lush rainforests, and exotic fauna await you. Experience a wide range of different activities!

Just an hour’s drive from Cairns is the charming village of Port Douglas. The one-hour drive along the coast is one of the most beautiful in Australia. High-class restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere characterize the former fishing village. The small town on the panoramic coast is a great place for relaxing hours on the golden sandy beach. It’s also a great starting point for two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

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Flight time Ayers Rock - Cairns: approx. 2.5 hours

3 nights at the Ramada Resort Port Douglas**** with breakfast in the King Deluxe Room, Port Douglas, Australia

PREMIUM travel option : 3 nights at the Peninsula Boutique Hotel****+ with breakfast in a Pool View Suite, Port Douglas, Australia

The unique Great Barrier coral reef extends over approximately 2500 kilometers, making it the largest coral reef on earth. The natural wonder is home to 3000 individual reefs, 400 of the world’s 700 coral species, and 1500 fish species. Would you like to take a diving course to swim with colorful fish in crystal clear water? Keep your eyes peeled for friendly turtles who might also cross your path underwater!

Our tip: Take a two-hour drive to theworld’’s oldest rainforest, Daintree Rainforest. Observe rare animals such as muskrat kangaroos, rainforest lizards, or brightly colored butterflies. On the Daintree River, meet crocodiles and hear prehistoric birds sing.

Today you will fly to Sydney. A transfer will take you to your hotel (the driver will wait outside arrivals with your name on a sign).

Sydney is one of the most breathtaking cities in the world. The famous city is characterized by cultural diversity, a stunning coastal landscape with surfing beaches, and incredible beachfront panoramas. Sydney’s highlight is by far the Circular Quay. Here on the harbor is the famous Sydney Opera, one of Australia’s landmarks. The Harbor Bridge is just opposite and another popular city attraction. For first impressions, you can take a harbor tour and later explore the city’s oldest district, “The Rocks.” Today, the neighborhood is one of the most popular tourist areas and home to Sydney’s oldest pub, “Lord Nelson’s.”

Flight time Cairns - Sydney: approx. 3 hours

3 nights at the Travelodge Wynyard*** + with breakfast in the Guest Room, Sydney, Australia

PREMIUM travel option : 3 nights at the Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks**** in the Studio Room, Sydney, Australia

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Go on a sightseeing tour of Sydney for the next couple of days. Discover Chinatown and its bilingual street signs. If you’re in the mood for Asian food, you’ve come to the right place!

Enjoy spectacular views of downtown Sydney and the surrounding beaches from the Sydney Tower. A restaurant on the viewing platform guarantees an impressive panorama while indulging in a tasty meal.

If you want to combine a thrilling view with adrenaline, then book tickets for a Skywalk on the tower’s roof. We promise an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

If you are already in Sydney, then don’t miss the beach, sea, and surfers. The city offers more than 100 km of coastline and around 30 beaches to choose from. The most famous beach is Bondi Beach - a hotspot for surfers and popular with tourists.

Which experiences you ultimately choose is up to you.

Today you leave the fifth continent and fly to New Zealand! Your transfer will take you to the airport after breakfast and check-out at the hotel**. Your journey continues to the “land of the kiwis.”** When you arrive at Auckland airport, pick up your rental car (Toyota Corolla or similar) and explore the north and south islands over the next few days. Start in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Thanks to its ideal location between two major ports, Auckland is known as the “City of Sails” because of its water sports and boat tours. Numerous parks and green spaces in the city invite you to relax. If you want something more historical and cultural, we recommend the “Auckland War Memorial Museum” in the central park area Auckland Domain. Similar to Melbourne and Sydney, there’s also a Skytower and the city’s main attraction. With a total of 328 meters, it’s also the tallest building in the southern hemisphere from which you can enjoy a view 80 kilometers away.

Flight time Sydney - Auckland: approx. 3.5 hours

1 night at the Great Ponsonby Arthotel*** with breakfast in a villa, Auckland, New Zealand

PREMIUM travel option: 1 night in the Peace and Plenty Inn***** with breakfast in a King Windsor / Queen Waitemata, Auckland, New Zealand

Today we go to the Coromandel Peninsula. Drive past Bombay Hills and Thames Village. The historic town of Thames is an ideal place for walks. Explore the city and traverse the bush and mangrove trails.

After exploring the area, continue your journey to the Coromandel Peninsula. It’s often referred to as miniature New Zealand. Discover one of the most remarkable landscapes in the country: lush green hills and long beaches. In the interior, endless green rainforests and mountains define the scenery. There are white sandy beaches on the east coast that invite you to relax or try one of the numerous water sports activities offered. You can also experience an alternative lifestyle because you won’t find any hustle and bustle on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Travel time Auckland - Coromandel Peninsula, Whitianga: 170 km / approx. 2.5 hours

2 nights at the Aotearoa Lodge & Tours*** with breakfast in the Superior Studio, Whitianga, New Zealand

PREMIUM travel option: 2 nights at Flaxhaven Lodge in a cottage, Whitianga, New Zealand

After breakfast at the hotel, head to the popular tourist destination of Whitianga. Located in Mercury Bay on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, the thriving small town is best known for its numerous fishing and water sports activities. Another highlight is Hot Water Beach, where you will find hot springs under the beach. You can dig a hole that quickly fills with warm water at low tide and is a perfect place to relax in a hot bathtub! Cathedral Cove is a natural rock arch that resembles a cathedral with its vaulted ceiling just a few kilometers away.

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Make the most of the time and relax on one of the peninsula's beaches and enjoy its surroundings. Our tip: try freshly caught lobster in one of the numerous fish restaurants - a real treat for the palate.

When hiking along an old railway line at Karanghake Gorge, you can see many relics from the gold rush. The idyllic hiking trail follows the course of the Ohinemuri River.

Continue to Rotorua today, home to the sky-high geysers. Pass the small town of Te Puke, known for growing kiwi fruits, drive along the Mamaku Mountain Range and past Lake Rotorua.

Rotorua is a health resort best known for its volcanic activity. Explore hot springs and bubbling mud pools. Because of the many steaming holes in the ground, the city is known as the “Sulfur City.” Don’t be surprised by the slight sulfur smell that hangs over the city. Watch the Phutu Geyser, the largest in the southern hemisphere, shoot hot water up to 30 meters high.

The highlight is certainly Wai-O-Tapu, the thermal wonderland, where you can find numerous hot springs, geysers, craters, lakes, mud pools, and steaming crevices as far as the eye can see. Fascinating sights you won’t want to miss are the Champagne Pool and the bright green Devil’s Pool. Experience the unique Maoris culture, the indigenous people of New Zealand. It’s home to the “Te Arawa” people and offers numerous cultural experiences. Try the hangi meal, which is traditionally cooked in a hole in the ground.

Travel time Coromandel Peninsula, Whitianga - Rotorua: 210 km / approx. 3 hours

1 night at the Holiday Inn Rotorua**** with breakfast in a standard room, Rotorua, New Zealand

PREMIUM travel option: 1 night at the Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel***** with breakfast in the Poolview Room, Rotorua, New Zealand

Today the motto is “Off to Wellington.” After you have passed the Tongariro National Park and three immense volcanic landscapes, you will reach Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.

In Wellington, you can expect lively city life and essential cultural and historical sights. This destination nestles on an almost circular bay, and lush green hills surround the city for unforgettable views. Our tip: Cuba Street is the place to be because of the quaint alleys. Enjoy live music in one of the numerous bars in the evening and soak in the lovely atmosphere. We also recommend visiting the Te Papa National Museum, Mount Victoria viewpoint, and a cable car ride.

The capital of New Zealand is also the gateway to the South Island, where you’ll head tomorrow.

Travel time Rotorua - Wellington: 450 km / approx. 5.5 hours

1 night at U Residence Wellington*** with breakfast in Harbor View Queen Studio Wellington, New Zealand

PREMIUM travel option: 1 night at the QT Museum Wellington****+ with breakfast in a QT Executive King Suite, Wellington, New Zealand

After breakfast at the hotel, you will say goodbye to New Zealand’s capital and make your way to the harbor, where you will drop off your rental car. Take the ferry to Picton, a picturesque seaside town on the South Island and gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. You will see the Red Rocks seal colony, the Tory Channel, and the fascinating Marlborough Sounds during the crossing. Our tip: take the Kaitaki ferry at 09:00; it’s the largest and most beautiful ship in the Interislander fleet.

Pick up your rental car in Picton and drive through New Zealand’s fifth-largest city, Nelson. Since there are many hours of sunshine and a pleasant climate, Nelson is known as “The Sunshine State of New Zealand.”

Head to your hotel that lies close to Abel Tasman National Park.

Wellington - Picton ferry crossing: approx. 3 hours

Travel time Picton - Abel Tasman National Park: 180 km / approx. 2.5 hours

2 nights at Abel Tasman Ocean View Chalets**** with breakfast in a studio unit, Marahau/Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

PREMIUM travel option: 2 nights at The Resurgence***** with breakfast in the Bush Chalet, Nelson, New Zealand

The 220 km² Abel Tasman National Park on New Zealand's South Island's north coast includes numerous small exotic bays with fine, golden sandy beaches, Nikau palms, and granite cliffs. Its golden beaches are almost exclusively accessible by boat, making your experience at the park something extraordinary. The way there leads you past beautiful sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and a few howling seals. After docking, walk through the lush green vegetation, thundering waterfalls, and crystal clear rivers. Explore the national park by boat, kayak, or on foot and experience tropical vegetation and excellent hiking trails with views over several bays.

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After breakfast in the hotel, continue to the village of Franz Josef.

On the way, you will pass the small town of Murchison, the famous Buller Gorge Gorge on the west coast, and finally reach the coal mining town of Westport. You will also pass Punakaiki, where you can see fine sandy beaches and the Tasman Sea. Make a stop at the famous Pancake Rocks — stunning rock formations which provide the perfect photo opportunity!

Continue via Hokitika to the small village of Franz Josef. From here, you have an ideal starting point to the world-famous 13 kilometers 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 easily accessible. At the top, it is fed by ice, and at the end, it is surrounded by the blooming rainforest. You can climb the glacier to its vantage point on the strictly marked paths. Hike up to a lookout point from where you can see the entire glacier tongue. Our tip: take a helicopter flight over the Franz Josef Glacier.

Travel time Abel Tasman National Park - Franz Josef: 485 km / approx. 6 hours

1 night at the Punga Grove Motel & Suites*** with breakfast in a studio unit, Franz Josef, New Zealand

PREMIUM travel option: 1 night at Westwood Lodge****+ with breakfast in the Main House Suites, Franz Josef, New Zealand

Today you will drive to the adventure capital of New Zealand: Queenstown. On the way, you will cross the fruit and wine-growing area around Cromwell and see the Kawarau Gorge and its historic bridge.

Located on the impressive Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the impressive Remarkables Mountain Range, Queenstown draws in many visitors because it offers an array of crazy adventures and activities - whether on land or water. Try bungee jumping year-round! Do you dare to jump from the world famous 43 meters high Kawarau Suspension Bridge? This adrenaline rush turns your vacation into an authentic experience.

Travel time Franz Josef - Queenstown: 352 km / approx. 4.5 hours

2 nights at The Coronet View B&B**** with breakfast in a Deluxe Room with Ensuite, Queenstown, New Zealand

PREMIUM travel option: 2 nights at Mount Rosa Lodge in a Mount Rosa Suite, Queenstown, New Zealand

**Have you seen the *Lord of the Rings ***or Hobbit films? Then we recommend a visit to the world-famous locations of the cinema trilogy. Some scenes were shot in the area around Queenstown! Take the cable car to Bob’s Peak mountain station and soak in views of the New Zealand capital and Lake Wakatipu.

Another great highlight is a visit to the old gold rush town of Arrowtown. Feast in cozy restaurants, stroll through small shops, explore the Lake District Museum, and discover the Chinese gold miners’ huts who settled in New Zealand in 1870.

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Christchurch. Known as the “Garden City,” the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island lies directly on the Pacific Ocean and the edge of the Canterbury Plains.

The best way to see the sights of Christchurch is on a bike tour. The promenade, Oxford Terrace, is a great place to take a stroll and browse the shops. The cafés and restaurants in the surrounding area invite you to an “after-shopping” café.

Travel time Queenstown - Christchurch: 485 km / approx. 6 hours

1 night at L’abri Bed & Breakfast*** with breakfast in the Harbor View Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

PREMIUM travel option: 1 night at L’abri Bed & Breakfast*** with breakfast in the Harbor View Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

Your trip through New Zealand ends today. Drop off your rental car at the airport in Christchurch and fly back home with unforgettable memories and great photos. If you want other accommodations, full board, or maybe even a week's beach extension in the South Pacific, speak to your travel advisor!

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Travelodge Southbank, Melbourne, Australia (3 nights)

The hotel is only 600 meters from the Promenade des Yarra River. In 15 minutes, you can reach the Crown Casino and the famous Flinders Station on the other side of the river. The rooms have all the amenities you need for a cozy stay. The famous shopping street, Bourke Street Mall, is just a 10-minute walk away.

Outback Pioneer Hotel***, Yulara, Australia (2 nights)

Uluru is approximately 15 kilometers from your accommodation, with air-conditioned rooms and a private bathroom, heating, TV, and tea/coffee making equipment. Guests can enjoy an Australian breakfast and local specialties at the Bough House Restaurant. Pioneer BBQ offers barbecue facilities with Australian charm. You can relax by the outdoor pool. Various shops and the main center of the Ayers Rock Resort are just a 10-minute walk away.

Ramada Resort Port Douglas****, Port Douglas, Australia (3 nights)

Ramada Resort Port Douglas is within walking distance of the famous Four Mile Beach and cozy restaurants and bars. The rooms are spacious and equipped with all luxury amenities. Unwind by the outdoor pool and enjoy a refreshing drink at the swim-up bar. The Tree Bar and Grill Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Travelodge Wynyard*** +, Sydney, Australia (3 nights)

This accommodation offers the best conditions for exploring the city sights. The world-famous Opera House, the historic Rocks, and Harbor Bridge are just a few minutes walk away. Numerous restaurants, bars, and museums surround your hotel, and the modern rooms leave nothing to be desired. Start the day with a varied breakfast in the in-house restaurant, and in the evenings, you can order local dishes here. A gym is also available.

Great Ponsonby Arthotel***, Auckland, New Zealand (1 night)

Great Ponsonby Arthotel welcomes you to the historic and trendy area of ​​Auckland. The listed villa from the 19th century has 11 individually furnished luxury rooms, all of which come equipped with a private bathroom and desk. You can quickly reach the best galleries and restaurants in town.

Aotearoa Lodge & Tours***, Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand (2 nights)

The lodge nestles in a quiet location not far from Buffalo Beach. The ten rooms are charmingly furnished and have a bath/WC, TV, hairdryer, telephone, tea/coffee making equipment, and other amenities.

Holiday Inn Rotorua****, Rotorua, New Zealand (1 night)

The modern hotel overlooks the Rotorua geothermal field and a historic Maori village. The rooms have a modern design and feature a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and other amenities. The award-winning restaurant offers culinary delights à la carte and a buffet.

U Residence Wellington***, Wellington, New Zealand (1 night)

The hotel is only three minutes from the Te Papa Museum. It is 700 meters from the lively Cuba Street and 1.3 kilometers from Oriental Bay Beach. All apartments have laundry facilities, air conditioning, and a fully equipped kitchenette. The living room has a TV, DVD player, and an Apple docking station. Another highlight is the Egyptian cotton bed linen. Additional features include a fitness center and free WiFi.

Abel Tasman Ocean View Chalets ****, Abel Tasman National Park, Australia (2 nights)

Located on a small hill, you will start the day with a beautiful view of New Zealand’s smallest national park. Relax on the golden sandy beach and explore the numerous hiking trails. All rooms are clean and friendly and have a bathroom.

Punga Grove Motel & Suites***, Franz Josef, Australia (1 night)

Punga Grove consists of several apartments, each with its own terrace/balcony. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a kitchenette, TV, and WiFi are included during your stay. Shops, cafés, and bars are just a 2-minute walk away, and the entrance to the Franz Josef Glacier is only 10 minutes away by car.

The Coronet View B&B****, Queenstown, Australia (2 nights)

The cozy rooms come equipped with an open kitchen, dining area, and WiFi. The communal areas include a whirlpool, an outdoor pool, a barbecue area, and a beautiful garden with city views. The airport is around 9 kilometers away, and the center of Queenstown is just a 10-minute walk away.

L’abri Bed & Breakfast, Christchurch, Australia (1 night)

L’abri Bed and Breakfast is in natural surroundings above the spectacular Takamatua Bay. The inviting accommodation has three modernly equipped rooms, all with a private entrance. Explore nearby hiking trails or relax on a balcony. Enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature and admire the diverse birdlife.

Hotel Lindrum Melbourne*****, Melbourne, Australia (3 nights)

Hotel Lindrum Melbourne is part of the famous MGallery Collection. It nestles in the heart of the city, just a few minutes from Melbourne’s Federation Square. It overlooks the Botanical Gardens and Melbourne Cricket Ground, the most important and largest stadium in Australia. During your stay, the hotel offers personalized service and 59 stylish rooms and suites.

Desert Gardens Hotel*****, Yulara, Australia (2 nights)

This hotel offers 218 modern rooms and lies amidst the natural landscape of the central Australian desert. Some rooms have a balcony with a view of Ayers Rock, from where you can enjoy romantic hours at sunset. You can also visit the “Bunya Bar,” which spoils you with delicious cocktails every day. You can also try Australian specialties in the à la carte restaurant “Arnguli Grill.”

Peninsula Boutique Hotel**** +, Port Douglas, Australia (3 nights)

Located on the beach in Port Douglas, the 34-room Peninsula Boutique Hotel is the perfect oasis of relaxation. Enjoy unique luxury and comfort combined with personal service and hospitality.

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks****, Sydney, Australia (3 nights)

This charming boutique hotel has 61 modern rooms and is in the heart of Sydney’s famous district, The Rocks. 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 heated outdoor pool and take advantage of the hotel’s various spa and fitness facilities.

Peace and Plenty Inn*****, Auckland, New Zealand (1 night)

Located in the harmonious harbor area, in the heart of the historic village of Devonport, the Peace and Plenty Inn welcomes you to a completely renovated Victorian mansion from 1880. All seven rooms come decorated with English antiques and include a flat-screen TV, telephone, hairdryer, and ironing board. Browse through the hotel’s library and discover an exciting range of books, magazines, and CDs.

Auckland city center is around a 20-minute drive away.

Flaxhaven Lodge, Whitianga, New Zealand (2 nights)

This boutique hotel is the perfect accommodation for discerning travelers in Mercury Bay because of its exclusive location in the middle of nature. It nestles amongst lush surroundings of native plants and trees, creating an oasis of calm.

Due to its ideal location, you can reach good restaurants, small shops, and fine sandy beaches in just a few minutes. The famous Hot Water Beach, the small town of Hahei, and the famous Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve are only a few minutes drive away.

Stroll through the nature reserve and experience unique bird species and a fantastic panoramic view over the sea.

Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel*****, Rotorua, New Zealand (1 night)

Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel is located on the edge of Lake Rotorua and combines classic elegance with contemporary modernity. The eight luxuriously furnished rooms, as well as the first-class service, characterize the 5-star boutique hotel. Enjoy the 0.4 hectare garden with a heated pool, a private jetty, a helicopter landing pad, and a small rose garden. Relax in an exclusive and intimate environment and explore the treasures of the luxury hotel.

QT Museum Wellington****, Wellington, New Zealand (1 night)

The boutique hotel is in the heart of the city across from Wellington’s beautiful harbor and New Zealand’s National Museum, “Te Papa.” The well-furnished hotel has 165 rooms, a spacious lobby with rich decorations of New Zealand art, and a bar that invites you to relax. At the in-house restaurant, “Hippopotamus,” you can enjoy French delicacies and a fantastic view of the harbor.

The Resurgence*****, Nelson, New Zealand (2 nights)

The 5-star hotel is right next to the Abel Tasman National Park. The luxury resort spreads across 20 hectares of pristine land and is ideal for couples who love nature and good food. The accommodation is very relaxed, hospitable, and child-free. Enjoy the tranquility, stroll past river springs and explore the area.

Westwood Lodge****+, Franz Josef, New Zealand (1 night)

Westwood Lodge welcomes you in the New Zealand west coast style - the interiors of all nine suites are made of natural wood elements. The suites come comfortably furnished and have a private bathroom with underfloor heating. Relax in the stylishly furnished lounge and enjoy the breathtaking view from the bar.

Mount Rosa Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand (2 nights)

The charming Mount Rosa Lodge overlooks the tranquil vineyards. The rooms boast a lovely design with great attention to detail and offer a coffee table, a leather armchair, and a cozy wool rug for cooler evenings by the fireplace. In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast.

L’abri Bed and Breakfast***, Christchurch, New Zealand (1 night)

L’abri Bed and Breakfast is located in natural surroundings above the spectacular Takamatua Bay. Located near the center of the French-influenced town of Akaroa, you can reach Christchurch in around 70 minutes. The inviting bed and breakfast has three modernly equipped rooms, all with a private entrance. Explore nearby hiking trails or relax on a balcony. Soak in the pristine nature’s beauty and admire the diverse birdlife.

Duration of the trip: 23 days / 22 nights

Including

  • 22 nights in the mentioned accommodations

  • Daily breakfast

  • Transfers as listed in Australia

  • Domestic flights (Melbourne - Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock - Cairns, Cairns - Sydney, Sydney - Auckland)

  • New Zealand ferry (from the North Island to the South Island; when using the Kaitaki (09:00) Kaitaki Plus Class, other ferries: Club Class

  • Rental car (Toyota Corolla or similar) in New Zealand including airport fees, unlimited mileage, fully comprehensive insurance with no deductible, one-way fees

Excluding

  • International flights

  • Entrance fees and excursions not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips

  • Rental cars: petrol, surcharge for young drivers, surcharges for delivery/collection outside of opening times, deposit, other extras (GPS, WiFi, child seats, etc.)

  • Visa

  • Insurance

Notes

  • Rental cars: terms and conditions of Thrifty Car Rental NZ apply

  • Please note that you cannot take the rental vehicle on the ferry (drop-off: Wellington at the port/pick-up: Picton at the port).

  • Prices apply to double occupancy.

  • There may be surcharges for certain seasons/public holidays

  • Please note that changed (earlier) payment terms apply during public holidays such as Christmas/New Year's Eve.

  • Australia: Please note that there are toll roads in Queensland, Victoria, and New South Wales (especially in the metropolitan areas of Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney). The toll applies to all vehicles. The price depends on the vehicle category and the road section. The toll payment is almost entirely cashless, as the Toll Roads are operated electronically. Since there is no central authority, you have to register your rental car in each state separately. The following information is required for this: registration number of the vehicle; the state in which the vehicle is registered; the car model; travel dates.

    • You can also find detailed information on the websites of www.govia.com.au, www.roamexpress.com.au.

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