Australia and New Zealand February 2019 | Craig Travel

Australia and New Zealand February 2019

Australia and New Zealand
A Journey to the Lands Downunder
February 12, 2019 to March 6, 2019
23 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging


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Join us as we journey to the “Lands Downunder”, combining visits to two vastly different but enchanting lands. This has been our most popular tour for the past three decades. Designed with you in mind, our itinerary features a majority of two or three night stays while ensuring that we are providing in-depth experiences of these fabulous lands. The tour moves at a leisurely pace while providing a host of special outings and meals. From your arrival in Auckland, through the outback, and to the dramatic lands of the South Island, you will find that every detail has been carefully arranged to provide a truly insightful visit of both New Zealand and Australia. Quality hotels, warm friendly people, and a carefully planned itinerary, combine to make this the journey of a lifetime! Read on...but don't delay. This tour always fills quickly.  

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Alternate Departures

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 to Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

This journey involves extensive travel with long flights and travel days. Temperatures will range from comfortable to very hot and humid. Travel in the Outback can be strenuous, involving rough roads and hot conditions. Hotels are comfortable and the locals very friendly.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Rooms confirmed for early arrival in Auckland, with 2 nights to enjoy the delights of this city
  • 3 nights in Cairns and Queenstown (New Zealand’s premier resort)
  • 2 nights in Rotorua and Ayers Rock
  • 5 nights in Sydney
  • Overnight Homestay in Te Awamutu, Waitomo
  • Full day excursion to Milford Sound with lunch
  • Full day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Rainforest experience in Kuranda by rail and Skyrail
  • Two days in the Outback - Ayers Rock
  • Most meals included with many special outings: welcome reception and dinner at the Harbourside Restaurant in Auckland, home hosted dinner in Te Awamutu, “hangi” dinner and Maori show in Rotorua, cruise and buffet dinner at Walter Peak in Queenstown, bush BBQ lunch in Kuranda, lunch cruise to Great Barrier Reef, Sounds of Silence dinner in Uluru, luncheon harbour cruise in Sydney, farewell dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant in Sydney
  • Return airfare to / from Australia and New Zealand plus domestic flights within each country with Air New Zealand and Virgin Airlines
  • First class hotels, as indicated or similar
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as described
  • 35 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 20 breakfasts, L - 6 lunches, D - 9 dinners) plus in flight meals
  • Services of your Canadian tour escort and / or expert local driver / guides in each area visited
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join Auckland / Leave Christchurch)
$ 9,995
Victoria / Kamloops
Calgary / Edmonton
Regina / Saskatoon
Ottawa / Montreal
Saint John ** / St. John’s
Single Supplement
$ 2,885

Pricing Details

**Members joining from these cities may receive an overnight hotel stay in lieu of home city transfers.  Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.  Land Only price includes all internal flights. Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective January 2018 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended.  Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $525 to $663 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $252 to $516 pp plus applicable taxes.  Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario – please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to terms and conditions for more details.  

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Monday, December 3, 2018