Australia and New Zealand February 2023 | Craig Travel

Australia and New Zealand February 2023

Australia and New Zealand
A Journey to the Lands Downunder
February 8, 2023 to March 1, 2023
22 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3.5 Challenging

Email specialist Joilyn Doucette to discuss your travel plans

This journey has departed. Please view our alternate departures below or contact us to pre-register for the next journey to Australia and New Zealand.

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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CT Rating 3.5 Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3.5 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
  • Full day excursion to Milford Sound with lunch
  • Full day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Rainforest experience in Kuranda by rail and Skyrail
  • 2 days in the Outback - Ayers Rock
  • Most meals included with many special outings: Auckland Harbourside Restaurant dinner reception. “Hangi” dinner and Maori show, Rotorua. Cruise and gourmet BBQ dinner at Walter Peak, Queenstown. Bush BBQ lunch, Kuranda. Lunch cruise to Great Barrier Reef. Sounds of Silence dinner, Uluru. Luncheon harbour cruise in Sydney. Special dinner at a local restaurant overlooking Darling Harbour 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
  • 33 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 19 breakfasts, L - 6 lunches, D - 8 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 / Leave Hotel)
Victoria / Calgary / Edmonton
Regina / Saskatoon / Winnipeg
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax **
Saint John ** / St. John’s
Single Supplement

*Land only clients join at the hotel in Auckland and leave at the hotel in Christchurch.
**Members joining from these cities may receive an overnight hotel stay in lieu of home city transfers.
Preliminary Air Pricing: Air carriers around the world are continually adjusting their schedules to meet the need and requirements of the world today. Air inclusive prices are estimated and subject to change. Final pricing will be published, and booked passengers notified, once air is available. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Refer to inclusive features for details.
Land only price does not include 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 October 2021 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum 20 group members.

VACCINATIONS AND TRAVELMany destinations and cruise lines are now requiring guests to be fully vaccinated. To ensure a smooth journey we will be requiring all group members to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure. This policy is subject to change to meet the evolving travel landscape. Learn more...

Pricing Details

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 $559 to $766 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $258 to $545 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 our Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
$700 per person
Final Payment Date:
Thursday, December 1, 2022