American breakfast (B) daily; Local Host service in Cairns and Queenstown; sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE).
Day #1 Arrive in Cairns, Australia. Welcome to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The balance of the day is at your leisure.
Day #2 Cairns. Today, board a fast catamaran for a CRUISE to Green Island, one of the many tropical islands on Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef. Here you can choose to SNORKEL, take a GLASS-BOTTOM BOAT TOUR, or walk through the island’s cool rainforest. Return to Cairns and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. (B)
Day #3 Cairns. A full day at leisure to explore tropical Cairns. (B)
Day #4 Cairns–Ayers Rock. Today, fly to Ayers Rock. This afternoon, enjoy guided sightseeing that includes a visit to the CULTURAL CENTRE and a WALKING TOUR around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Late in the day, travel to “Sunset Strip” for a DRINK AND CANAPÉS, and to witness the changing colors of the rock. (B)
Day #5 Ayers Rock. This morning, included sightseeing takes you to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), where you will enjoy a GUIDED WALK. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day #6 Ayers Rock–Alice Springs. Today, fly to Alice Springs. Then, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to the OLD TELEGRAPH STATION, ANZAC HILL, SCHOOL OF THE AIR, and the ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE. (B)
Day #7 Alice Springs–Sydney. Today, fly to beautiful Sydney. The rest of the day is at your leisure for independent activities. (B)
Day #8 Sydney. Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes a Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, the historic “Rocks” area, and a visit to world-famous BONDI BEACH. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)
Day #9 Sydney. Enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful city. (B)
Day #10 Sydney–Queenstown, New Zealand. Fly to Queenstown. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day #11 Queenstown. Milford Sound Excursion. Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK. View the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound CRUISE for an unforgettable experience. (B)
Day #12 Queenstown. Enjoy a full day at leisure in the “Adventure Capital of the World.” (B)
Day #13 Queenstown. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)