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Visit Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the most famous landmarks of the city on your APT tour of Australia.
Absorb the majestic views of Milford Sound fiord on your APT tour of New Zealand.
Visit Australia's most recognisable icon on your APT tour of the Northern Territory
See a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools and exploding geysers when your APT tour of New Zealand takes you to Rotorua.
Snorkel the amazing Great Barier Reef on your APT tour of Australia.

Discover New Zealand with its scenic beauty & Maori culture. Travel down south to the glacial slopes of Franz Josef & Mt Cook. Cross to Australia with its bustling cities, unique wildlife, stunning coastline, & desert plains.


Australia & New Zealand

Discover our Escorted Tours in Australia & New Zealand most suited to American visitors!
Go to the Drop-down menu below the map at the bottom of this page to see the lists titled:

  • Most Popular New Zealand Escorted Tours
  • Most Popular Australia Escorted Tours
  • Australia & New Zealand Combination Tours

What's Included - at No Extra Cost!

APT's South Pacific touring is about providing you with choice, variety and value. That's why we include Exceptional Service, Hotels & Resorts, Dining and Cultural Experiences in your all inclusive trip price. Find out more here. 

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Most Popular New Zealand Escorted Tours

 

PREMIER TOURS:

23 Day New Zealand Splendour from $8995 per person (Christchurch to Auckland) 
23 Day Magnificent New Zealand from $8995 per person (Auckland to Christchurch)
18 Day Royal Tourer from $5530 per person (Auckland to Christchurch)
17 Day New Zealand Wonderland from $5485 per person (Auckland to Christchurch)      
14 Day New Zealand Highlighter from $4675 per person (Auckland to Christchurch)     
12 Day Scenic Sights from $4090 per person (Auckland to Christchurch) 
12 Day South Island Explorer from $4895 per person (Christchurch to Christchurch) 
10 Day Marvels of the North Island from $3595 per person (Wellington to Auckland includes Napier) 
9 Day Southern Tourer from $2985 per person (Christchurch to Christchuch)
9 Day Great Northerner from $2860 per person (Auckland to Wellington)       

VALUE-PLUS TOURS:

15 Day New Zealand Getaway from $3325 per person (Auckland to Christchurch includes Bay of Islands)
12 Day New Zealand Discoverer from $2695 per person (Auckland to Christchurch) 
9 Day Northern Explorer from $1930 per person (Auckland to Christchurch)
until 22 SEP 2014
8 Day Northern Explorer from $1895 per person (Auckland to Wellington)
starting 5 OCT 2014
8 Day Southern Escape from $1795 per person (Christchurch to Christchurch)

 

 

Most Popular Australia Escorted Tours

PREMIER TOURS:

12 Day Royal Tasman from $4745 per person (Launceston to Launceston)
9 Day Wilderness Explorer from $3495 per person (Hobart to Launceston)
6 Day Nature's Splendour from $2295 per person (Hobart to Launceston) 
4 Day Heritage and Culture from $1695 per person (Launceston to Hobart)

VALUE-PLUS TOURS:

12 Day East Coast Adventure from $3695 per person (Sydney to Cairns)
9 Day East Coast Adventure from $2895 per person (Brisbane to Cairns)
16 Day Grand Australian Discovery from $5195 per person (Sydney to Alice Springs)
13 Day Grand Australian Discovery from $4395 per person (Brisbane to Alice Springs)
10 Day Grand Tasman from $2895 per person (Launceston to Launceston)
9 Day Tasman Discovery from $2595 per person (Launceston to Launceston)
6 Day Eastern Getaway from $1695 per person (Launceston to Hobart) 
5 Day Western Wonder from $1695 per person (Hobart to Launceston)
18 Day West Coast Adventure from $6995 per person (Perth to Darwin)
18 Day Last Frontier from $6995 per person (Darwin to Perth) 
15 Day Western Wildflower Wonderland from $4995 per person (Perth to Perth) 
11 or 9 Day Hamersley Splendour from $4095 per person (Perth to Broome) 
10 Day Kimberley & Top End from $4045 per person (Broome to Darwin)
10 Day South-West Explorer $3095 per person (Perth to Perth)
8 Day South-West Explorer $2495 per person (Perth to Perth no Perth hotels)
7 Day Magical Monkey Mia from $2445 per person (Perth to Perth)
5 Day Magical Monkey Mia from $1845 per person (Perth to Perth no Perth hotels)

KIMBERLEY & OUTBACK WILDERNESS TOURS:

17 Day Top End Kimberley Discovery from $9095 per person (Darwin to Broome)
15 Day Kimberley Complete from $7995 per person (Broome to Broome)
9 Day Coober Pedy & Lake Eyre from $4995 per person (Adelaide to Adelaide)
5 Day Bungle Bungle Range from $2495 per person (Broome to Broome)

 

Australia & New Zealand Combination Tours

VALUE-PLUS LAND ONLY COMBINATIONS:

29 Day East Coast Adventure & New Zealand Getaway from $7995.00 per person (Sydney - Cairns - Auckland - Christchurch)
Departure Dates: 
21 Sep 2014
05 Oct 2014
19 Oct 2014
25 Jan 2015
22 Feb 2015

31 Day Reef Islands & New Zealand Getaway from $8495.00 per person
(Cairns - Sydney - Auckland - Christchurch)
Departure Dates:
03 Oct 2014
17 Oct 2014
28 Nov 2014
06 Feb 2015
06 Mar 2015

33 Day Discover Australia & New Zealand from $9245.00 per person
(Perth - Red Centre - Cairns - Melbourne - Sydney - Auckland - Christchurch)
Departure Dates:
24 Sep 2014
15 Oct 2014
19 Nov 2014
14 Jan 2015
28 Jan 2015
13 Feb 2015
25 Feb 2015
18 Mar 2015

Climate

In Australia, the northern one-third of the country is tropical, while the southern region are temperate.  Because of the size of Australia, summer and winter climates vary from area to area.

New Zealand has a largely temperature climate.  While the far north has subtropical weather during summer, and inland alpine areas of the South Island can be as cold as 14⁰F in winter, most of the country lies close to the coast, which means mild temperature.

Australia and New Zealand's season are the opposite of the Northern Hemisphere.

Average Temperatures & Rainfall

 

 Jan-Apr

 May-Aug

Sep-Dec 

 Alice Springs      
 Max. (⁰F)  99-94  73-72  79-95
 Min. (⁰F)  72-57  48-45  50-68
 Rainfall (inches)  1½-½  ¾-½  ¼-1¼
       
 Auckland      
 Max. (⁰F)  73-66  63-57  61-70
 Min. (⁰F)  63-55  52-48  50-57
 Rainfall (inches)  1¾-5  5-15½  3½-3
       
 Cairns/Broome      
 Max. (⁰F)  90-84  81-81  82-88
 Min. (⁰F)  75-72  68-64  66-73
 Rainfall (inches)  15¾-7  3½-1  1½-6½
       
Christchurch      
 Max. (⁰F)  70-61  55-52  55-66
 Min. (⁰F)  54-45  41-37  41-50
 Rainfall (inches)  2¼-2  2½-2  1¾-2¼
       
Darwin      
 Max. (⁰F)  89-91  90-88  91-91
 Min. (⁰F)  77-75  72-70  73-77
 Rainfall (inches)  15½-4  ½-0  13-243
       
Hobart      
 Max. (⁰F)  73-63  57-54  59-72
 Min. (⁰F)  52-46  43-39  43-52
 Rainfall (inches)  1¾-2  1¾-2  1¾-2
       
Melbourne      
 Max. (⁰F)  79-68  63-59  63-75
 Min. (⁰F)  57-52  48-43  46-55
 Rainfall (inches)  2-2¼  2¼-2  2¼-2¼
       
Queenstown      
 Max. (⁰F)  70-45  34-52  57-68
 Min. (⁰F)  50-45  37-34  37-50
 Rainfall (inches)  3-2¾  2½-2½  2½-2½
       
Sydney      
 Max. (⁰F)  79-72  66-63  68-77
 Min. (⁰F)  64-59  52-48  52-63
 Rainfall (inches)  3¾-5  5-3¼ 2¾-3¼

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