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Treasures of New Zealand & Australia

Auckland to Melbourne
25 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NTTMAUS25
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Stunning Fiord Cruise

Cruise enchanting Milford Sound, which is set deep in Fiordland National Park.

Discover Iconic Cities

Enjoy the opportunity to discover more with extended stays in the vibrant, cosmopolitan cities of Melbourne and Sydney.

Beautiful Bay of Islands

Spend two nights amid the spectacular Bay of Islands, exploring all they have to offer.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Insider Experiences
  • 24 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations
  • Overseas transfers & luggage porterage

Map & Itinerary

APT AU/NZ US Brox 20/21 Map
Auckland to Melbourne

Designed exclusively for our guests

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a range of included special or unique excursions and events

Be met on arrival into Auckland and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey north to the Matakohe Kauri Museum which details the story of pioneering settlers of the Kauri industry, as well as the legacy of Kauri forests.


See a mighty Kauri tree and marvel at its size at the Matakohe Kauri Museum. Continue to the Bay of Islands. Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Bay of Islands, Copthorne Hotel & Resort

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  • Dinner

Home to 144 islands, enjoy this aquatic playground with a full day at leisure. Perhaps relax on the beach, explore the wilderness areas via one of the many walking tracks, or wander about the town.

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  • Breakfast
Aeriel view of the lush green of Bay of Islands, New Zealand

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock.


The captivating coastline of the Bay of Islands provides sheltered waters for dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and other marine life. Continue to the Hole in the Rock, a distinctive sandstone arch formation. Return to Auckland by coach and relax prior to dinner.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover the magical natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves with a local guide.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Māori Hāngī feast with performances of song and dance at Te Puia tonight.


Leaving Auckland after breakfast, travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an unmistakable glow. Continue to the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, and enjoy a guided tour of the Māori Arts & Crafts Institute. You will also see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and witness the phenomenal spectacle of erupting geysers and bubbling mud pools. Delight in the opportunity to dine and interact with locals who will enchant you with their customs and cheerful hospitality.

Stay: Two Nights, Sudima Rotorua

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Māori culture and rich heritage. The city is positioned on the Pacific Rim of Fire, and is therefore one of the world’s most active geothermal areas. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight for views over the active White Island volcano (own expense).

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  • Breakfast

Farewell Rotorua and enjoy the scenery as you travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupo - the largest freshwater lake in Australasia - and thundering Huka Falls. Continue south across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. The evening has been left free for you to explore the vibrant dining scene independently. From seafood cafes to cosy wine bars and spectacular fine-dining restaurants, you will see that New Zealand’s wild and fresh produce is showcased on a plate here in Wellington.

Stay: Travelodge Wellington

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages as the Interislander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds.


Aboard the iconic Interisland ferry, admire coastlines defined by tiny coves on the way to Kaikoura. Continue your journey onwards to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Quality Elms Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Absorb the rural scenery from aboard your coach before beginning the ascent into the Main Divide. Then, sit back and enjoy the vistas as you journey through the Southern Alps to Westland Tai Poutini National Park. This evening, enjoy dinner.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Settle in for a two-night stay overseeing the calming blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, all the while admiring the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains.


Journey through spectacular Haast Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu. Delicious food is always on the menu in Queenstown as it is renowned for its world-class food scene and nightlife. This evening, during time at leisure, you may like to dine at one of the many restaurants in the town centre.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for panoramic views over Queenstown and a delicious buffet lunch.


You have the freedom to relax or choose from one of our select experiences today. Perhaps step aboard the TSS Earnslaw steamship for a cruise to Walter Peak Station or set off into the Central Otago wine region independently (both at own expense). Afterwards, a special Insider Experience awaits.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Depart New Zealand and travel to Sydney. Wrapped around a spectacular harbour, this city is home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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  • Breakfast
View across a harbour towards city buildings, Australia

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Relish a traditional fish ‘n’ chip lunch on Bondi Beach.


Discover a selection of Sydney’s most incredible sights on a guided tour today. Then, step inside the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this world-renowned theatre.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Following breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hamilton Island. You have the remainder of the day at leisure to do whatever you like in this slice of paradise. Perhaps snorkel off the beach, enjoy a round of golf or hire a buggy to explore this beautiful island (all at own expense). Dinner tonight is at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Wake up this morning to a day at leisure. Perhaps choose to be mesmerised by the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands on an optional cruise (own expense). A collision of colours - aquamarine, emerald, gold - make up the landscape. Scattered like jewels across the sea, many of the Whitsunday Islands are uninhabited and boast some of the most pristine beaches in the world.

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  • Breakfast

Bid farewell to Hamilton Island as you board your flight to Cairns and board your coach for Port Douglas, where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. On arrival in this tropical town, check in to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Port Douglas, Peppers Beach Club Resort

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Experience a holiday highlight as you cruise aboard Quicksilver’s technologically advanced Wavepiercer catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef.


Experience the colourful coral and marine life at Agincourt Reef, where you will have the option to dive or snorkel, or perhaps stay dry from a semi-submersible vessel. Visit a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory to watch the fish feeding, or even take a scenic helicopter flight over the reef (additional expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Later this morning, be transferred back to Cairns. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps wander the many cafes and bars along the Esplanade.

Stay: Cairns, Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the sun begin its descent over Uluru.


Rise early and board your flight to Uluru. Watch as the scenery dramatically changes from the palm-fringed beaches of the tropical north to the rugged landscapes of Australia’s red centre. On arrival, delight in a walk around the base of Uluru and discover the diverse plants, geological features and wildlife of the area. Spend the afternoon exploring the iconic Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), an impressive set of domed rock formations. Later, a spectacular experience awaits at the Field of Light. As darkness falls over Uluru, watch as thousands of lights illuminate the vast expanse in a kaleidoscope of colour. See the desert come alive as the lights create a gentle rhythm. This is sure to be a holiday highlight.

Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Rise early today and savour the once-in-a-lifetime moment of witnessing a magnificent sunrise over Uluru. Watch as this famous monolith changes colours as the sun steadily climbs higher into the sky.


Later, travel onwards to Alice Springs. Arrive late in the afternoon and enjoy the day at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Alice Springs, Mercure Hotel

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

You’ll then enjoy the opportunity to visit the School of the Air. With students scattered over 800,000 square kilometres, the School of the Air uses satellite technology to teach at the world’s largest classroom.


This morning is dedicated to exploring Alice Springs. Here, a variety of museums and art galleries featuring Indigenous artwork celebrate the Indigenous community that live here. Begin your day with breakfast before setting off to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Sit inside a RFDS aircraft, see historic radios used by the doctors and discover how the doctors operated in 1928. With no navigational aid and no radio, the first flying doctor, Arthur Affleck, operated using only a compass and map. At sunset, you may like to take a memorable camel ride alongside the West MacDonnell Ranges (own expense). Become well acquainted with these gentle creatures during your tour across the red-desert sand.

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  • Breakfast

Following breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before you head to Alice Springs Airport for your flight to cosmopolitan Melbourne. Arrive late in the afternoon to this thriving metropolis, famed for being Australia’s sporting and cultural capital, and be transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights, Melbourne Pullman on the Park

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stand on the outskirts of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the largest cricket stadium in the world.


Explore Melbourne on a guided tour this morning and discover the must-see sights and hidden gems. This afternoon is left free so you can explore the city your way.

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  • Breakfast
Image of Melbourne skyline with Princes Bridge and Flinders Street Station.

With a full day at leisure, perhaps take a cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; or enjoy lunch aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (all at own expense). You might prefer to wander the city. Hear the hollering of market merchants at the Queen Victoria Market. Slurp up noodles in Chinatown or stop to smell the flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens. This evening, a Farewell Drink and Dinner is the perfect opportunity say goodbye to your Tour Director and new-found friends.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

With a full day at leisure, perhaps take a cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; or high tea at the Windsor Hotel (all own expense). You might prefer to wander the city. Hear the hollering of market merchants at the Queen Victoria Market. Slurp up noodles in Chinatown or stop to smell the flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens. This evening, a Farewell Drink and Dinner is the perfect opportunity say goodbye to your Tour Director and new-found friends.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel & Accommodation

Explore Hamilton Island

Part of the Whitsundays, the award-winning Hamilton Island offers pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of marine life.

A Taste of Culture

Immerse yourself in Maori culture with the traditional flavours of a Hangi feast.

The Shores Of Lake Tekapo

Prepare yourself for spectacular mountain views as you stay just off the shores of the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo.

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