- Goway Travel
12 Day Australia & New Zealand Combo
CruisePlus Land Offer
Sydney to Auckland
September 17, 2020
Goway Travel Land Tour
Explore the two most popular cities of Australia and New Zealand on this air-land combo tour. Start in Sydney, where you’ll tour the Sydney Opera House, cruise across the famous harbour, and see koalas and kangaroos at Taronga Zoo. Then head on to Auckland where you’ll explore the twin harbours, learn about Maori traditions, and enjoy unbeatable views of the landscape.
What we are Including
- Roundtrip international airfare
- 4 nights accommodation in Sydney
- Half-day sightseeing tour & hop-on-hop-off harbour cruise in Sydney
- 4 nights accommodation in Auckland
- Harbour cruise and hop-on hop-off tour in Auckland
- Waiheke Island tour
- Ask about upgrading your accommodations to first-class!
- Daily departures from April 1 to September 17, 2020!
*Please note: optional excursions, additional meals, and gratuities are extra and are not included.
Sydney to Auckland
Day 1 Depart North AmericaDepart from North America onboard award-winning Air New Zealand
Day 2 Cross the International DatelineYou will lose a day, which is regained on the return journey
Day 3 Arrive SydneyOn arrival in Sydney, you will need to make your way to your hotel. Goway can assist with prebooking airport – hotel transfers if required (additional charge applies). The remainder of your day is at leisure. Nature blessed Sydney with one of the most idyllic settings in the world which is reflected in its large eye-appealing harbour and excellent beaches. This cosmopolitan city is not only scenically beautiful but, like most major cities, has an abundance of culture, history and venues to keep any visitor occupied for several days.
Days 4 – Half Day City Sights Tour with Sydney Opera HouseSydney - set on the beautiful blue Sydney Harbour, this fast-paced city of cosmopolitan character is one of the world's most beautiful places. Colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways, gracious harbourside suburbs and friendly people epitomise the vibrancy of this spectacular city. Some highlights of your morning tour include a guided historic 'Sydney Rock' walking tour and a guided tour of Australia's most famous building - the Sydney Opera House. You'll also see Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, affluent waterside suburbs, trendy hotspots and much more.
Day 5 - Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga ZooWhen in Sydney do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway. The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer pass is the easy way for visitors to explore Sydney over 2 days visiting up to eleven famous harbour precincts including Darling Harbour, Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison, Shark Island, Barangaroo, International Convention Centre Darling Harbour and Garden Island with full commentary. The round trip cruise is 60 - 90 minutes in duration with 30 - 45 minutes between vessels and you can stop off at any attraction and re-board the next Explorer with your two-day ticket. Included in this pass is entry to Taronga Zoo and the Sky Safari Cable Car. Taronga Zoo is open from 9 am - 5 pm daily
Day 6 - Sydney at LeisureToday is a free day, perhaps take an excursion to the Blue Mountains or the Hunter Valley – one of the premier wine regions in Australia
Day 7 - Depart Sydney for AucklandYou will need to make your way to the airport today for your flight to Auckland. On arrival, you will need to make your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand on the North Island, is known as the “City of Sails” due to its attractive harbour, home to thousands of sailing boats. It occupies a narrow isthmus between the harbour and the sea. It also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. This modern city combines urban with beautiful beaches, hiking trails, islands and a rugged West Coast. For amazing views of the city, visit the Skytower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere or Mount Eden, an extinct volcano crater and the highest point in Auckland. Both have 360-degree panoramic views of the city and surrounding area. Auckland offers excellent shopping mainly on Queen Street as do several nearby neighbourhoods such as Newmarket and Ponsonby, the latter a good place to stroll day or night for its cafes and nightlife.
Day 8 - Auckland Sightseeing and Harbour CruiseToday explore the city on your Hop On Hop Off Auckland city sightseeing tour, plus escape the city and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland's beautiful harbour. Sit back, relax and let the Fullers crew look after you with full commentary during the one and a half-hour harbour cruise. Visit the Viaduct Basin, see the harbour highlights including historic Devonport, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse, and the Devonport Naval Base. For those on a tight itinerary, the Fullers Harbour Cruise is an ideal way to experience Auckland taking in views of three major Auckland Icons: the Harbour Bridge, Rangitoto Island, and the Sky Tower.
Day 9 - Waiheke Island ExplorerBe introduced to Waiheke on the Fullers Explorer Tour, a picturesque 35 minutes boat trip followed by 1.5-hour scenic highlight tour of Waiheke's stunning locations. Cruise to Waiheke through the glorious Hauraki Gulf, on arrival you will be met by an experienced guide who will give you a taste of the views, culture and history that make up the diverse Island of Waiheke. On conclusion of the tour, take advantage of the complimentary All Day Bus Pass allowing you to either return to a destination on the tour or discover the island further on the Waiheke Island scheduled bus services.
Days 10 - Auckland at LeisureToday is a free day, perhaps take an excursion to the Bay of Islands or Rotorua, the geothermal wonderland of New Zealand
Day 11 - Depart Auckland for North AmericaYour South Pacific vacation ends today with your transfer to the airport. Join your Air New Zealand flight back to North America
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