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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 Land Tours & Cruise and Land 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
  • Cruising New Zealand & Australia
  • 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 $7995 per person (Christchurch to Auckland) 
23 Day Magnificent New Zealand from $7995 per person (Auckland to Christchurch)
18 Day Royal Tourer from $5345 per person (Auckland to Christchurch)
17 Day New Zealand Wonderland from $5195 per person (Auckland to Christchurch)       
16 Day Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience from $6495 per person (Auckland to Christchurch) 
14 Day New Zealand Highlighter from $4545 per person (Auckland to Christchurch)     
12 Day Scenic Sights from $3895 per person (Auckland to Christchurch) 
12 Day South Island Explorer from $4395 per person (Christchurch to Christchurch) 
10 Day Marvels of the North Island from $3195 per person (Wellington to Auckland includes Napier) 
9 Day Southern Tourer from $3045 per person (Christchurch to Christchuch)
9 Day Great Northerner from $2645 per person (Auckland to Wellington)       

VALUE-PLUS TOURS:

15 Day New Zealand Getaway from $3295 per person (Auckland to Christchurch includes Bay of Islands)
12 Day New Zealand Discoverer from $2645 per person (Auckland to Christchurch) 
8 Day Northern Explorer from $1695 per person (Auckland to Wellington)
8 Day Southern Escape from $1745 per person (Christchurch to Christchurch)

 

 

Most Popular Australia Escorted Tours

PREMIER TOURS:

12 Day Royal Tasman from $4250 per person (Launceston to Launceston)
10 Day Tasman Temptation from $3695 per person (Launceston to Launceston)
9 Day Wilderness Explorer from $3195 per person (Hobart to Launceston)
7 Day Nature's Splendour from $2350 per person (Hobart to Launceston) 
4 Day Heritage and Culture from $1450 per person (Launceston to Hobart)

VALUE-PLUS TOURS:

12 Day East Coast Adventure from $3345 per person (Sydney to Cairns)
12 Day Reef, Islands and East Coast  from $3345 per person (Cairns to Sydney)
9 Day East Coast Adventure from $2545 per person (Brisbane to Cairns)
9 Day Reef, Islands and East Coast  from $2545 per person (Cairns to Brisbane)
19 Day Grand Australian Discovery with Darwin from $5545 per person (Sydney to Darwin)
19 Day Grand Australian Discovery with Darwin from $5545 per person (Darwin to Sydney)
18 Day Discover Australia from $4795 per person (Multiple Cities / Start Perth)
17 Day Discover Australia from $4495 per person (Multiple Cities / Start Gold Coast)
16 Day Discover Australia from $4195 per person (Multiple Cities / Start Brisbane)
16 Day Grand Australian Discovery from $4645 per person (Sydney to Alice Springs)
16 Day Grand Australian Discovery from $4645 per person (Alice Springs to Sydney)
13 Day Grand Australian Discovery from $3845 per person (Brisbane to Alice Springs)
13 Day Grand Australian Discovery from $3845 per person (Brisbane to Alice Springs to Brisbane)
10 Day Grand Tasman from $2745 per person (Launceston to Launceston)
9 Day Tasman Discovery from $2545 per person (Launceston to Launceston)
6 Day Eastern Getaway from $1620 per person (Launceston to Hobart) 
5 Day Western Wonder from $1620 per person (Hobart to Launceston)
18 Day West Coast Adventure from $6245 per person (Perth to Darwin)
18 Day Last Frontier from $6245 per person (Darwin to Perth)  
10 Day Kimberley & Top End from $3495 per person (Broome to Darwin)
10 Day South-West Explorer $2645 per person (Perth to Perth)
8 Day South-West Explorer $2145 per person (Perth to Perth no Perth hotels)
7 Day Magical Monkey Mia from $2195 per person (Perth to Perth)
5 Day Magical Monkey Mia from $1695 per person (Perth to Perth no Perth hotels)

KIMBERLEY & OUTBACK WILDERNESS TOURS:

16 Day Kimberley, Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer from $8595 per person (Darwin to Broome and vice versa)
15 Day Kimberley Complete from $7495 per person (Broome to Broome)
11 Day Kimberley Coast Cruise from $9795 per person (Broome to Darwin and vice versa)
11 Day Cooktown & Cape York from $5995 per person (Cairns to Cairns) 
9 Day El Questro, Gorges & Purnululu from $4295 per person (Broome to Broome)
4 Day Bungle Bungle Complete from $2255 per person (Broome to Broome)

 

Cruising New Zealand & Australia tours

PREMIER TOURS:

24 Day New Zealand Voyager (10 Day Luxury Escorted Land Journey & 14 Day Holland America Cruise) from $7195 per person 

(Start Christchurch - Franz Josef - Queenstown - Mt Cook - Auckland - Bay of Islands - Ms Noordam Cruise - Rotorua - Napier - Wellington - Picton - Akaroa - Dunedin - Milford Sound - Hobart or Burnie - Melbourne - End Sydney)

Departure Dates:  
30 Oct 2016 (via Burnie not Hobart)
05 Feb 2017 

23 Day New Zealand Voyager (10 Day Luxury Escorted Land Journey & 13 Day Holland America Cruise) from $7395 per person

 
(Start Christchurch - Franz Josef - Queenstown - Mt Cook - Auckland - Bay of Islands - Ms Noordam Cruise - Rotorua - Napier - Wellington - Akaroa - Dunedin - Milford Sound - Hobart - Melbourne - End Sydney)

Departure Dates:  

17 March 2017 

Australia & New Zealand Combination Tours

VALUE-PLUS LAND ONLY COMBINATIONS:

28 Day New Zealand Getaway & East Coast Adventure from $7295 per person (Auckland - Christchurch - Sydney - Cairns)
Departure Dates: 
30 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
06 Jan 2017
03 Feb 2017
03 Mar 2017

33 Day Discover Australia & New Zealand Getaway from $8445 per person (Perth - Red Centre - Cairns - Melbourne - Sydney - Auckland - Christchurch)
Departure Dates:
21 Mar 2016
23 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
25 Jan 2017
08 Feb 2017
22 Mar 2017 



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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