The Complete South Pacific: 24-Nights

Price $12239 $12139 27 Days/24 Nights
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The Complete South Pacific: 24-Nights

$12239 $12139 per person


*Prices are quoted in CAD dollars per person based on 2 people sharing. From rates are based on March 2, 2024 dates (international airfare and domestic flights are additional). Check with us about any current promotional savings.

From the underwater splendour of the Great Barrier Reef to the towering peak of Mt. Cook – this is the South Pacific. Visit Phillip Island, home to the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Spend 3 nights on the island of Tasmania and see the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Centre. Toast Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset with champagne. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for a ride over the rainforest canopy. Tour the famous Sydney Opera House. Spend 2 nights in Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland. Overnight in Mt. Cook National Park under the shadow of New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Marvel at Milford Sound. Discover the intrinsic beauty of Australia and New Zealand.

What’s Included: Land only, meals and sightseeing as per itinerary, gratuities on all included meals, luggage handling

Not Included: Internal flights within Australia and New Zealand, ETA’s for Australia and New Zealand.

*MEMBER BENEFIT: Trip Merchant members will save $100 per person on all tours, all dates, combinable with all other offers. Savings is reflected in the discounted price showing, based on lead in pricing. Make a request, as often their are additional special savings that come up. 

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 0
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TRIPSAVE

Departure Dates

January 6
February 10, 24
March 2, 9
April 13
October 5, 12, 26
November 2
January 11, 25
February 1, 22
March 8, 22
April 26
May 10
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Departure City
    Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Activity Level
    This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
  • Passenger Limit
    Max 44
Depart from Home

Cross the International Dateline (skipping a day ahead) for an adventure discovering the treasures of Australia and New Zealand, including their unparalleled beauty and captivating culture.
Melbourne, Australia - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Melbourne. Set upon the shores of Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River, the city exudes a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Accommodation: Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Meals Provided: Dinner
Set out on a panoramic city tour and see Fitzroy Gardens and Melbourne’s bustling “laneways.” After, enjoy time to explore this lively city on your own before heading to Phillip Island, where you’ll visit koalas in their natural setting at a conservation center. Continue to the nature reserve that houses the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Protected and studied by rangers, hundreds of them waddle out of the sea and cross the beach to their burrows. Learn more about these inquisitive birds at the interpretation center.

Accommodation: Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Melbourne - Hobart
A flight to Hobart, Tasmania brings you to Australia's second oldest city. An island state of Australia, Tasmania is surrounded by more than 300 scattered isles. Its rugged and pristine beauty provides the backdrop for your 3-night stay.

Accommodation: Hadley's Orient Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Today, it’s your choice! Embark on an early morning walking tour of the city -OR- take the morning to relax and enjoy a walking tour in the afternoon. No matter how start your day, visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Center and learn about this unique marsupial, its fight for survival, and the plan to save it from extinction. Tour the Port Arthur Historic Site, the best-preserved example of Australia’s original penal colonies. En route, witness the coastal rock formations of Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen, and the Blow Hole.
Accommodation:  Hadley's Orient Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day to explore Tasmania’s capital city on your own. Perhaps you’ll indulge in the city’s up-and-coming café culture, meander along the lively harbor, or just take some time to relax.

Accommodation: Hadley's Orient Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Hobart - Adelaide
Fly to Adelaide, South Australia’s bustling cosmopolitan capital. Settle into your home for the next 2 nights.
Accommodation: Pullman Adelaide
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Adelaide - Barossa Valley - Adelaide

Renowned among connoisseurs, Barossa Valley’s award-winning winemakers attract visitors from around the world. Start your day at the Chateau Tanunda Winery for a private tour and tasting of their world-class wines.

Accommodation: Pullman Adelaide
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Adelaide - Uluru (Ayers Rock)

This morning, make your way to Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock) in the heart of the Australian Outback. Tour the sandstone domes known as Kata Tjuta and the beautiful area surrounding the base of “The Rock.” As the day draws to a close, sip a glass of champagne as Uluru’s hues change dramatically with the setting sun.

Accommodation: Desert Gardens
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Uluru - Cairns
  Fly to Cairns, the tropical gateway to one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions – the Great Barrier Reef (UNESCO). Before your departure, perhaps you will choose to partake in an optional excursion where you will enjoy a camel ride, taking in the magnificent Uluru at sunrise.
Accommodation: Pullman International Cairns
Meals Provided: Breakfast

Rise high on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride over the rainforest canopy. Embrace the opportunity to explore the forest floor up close with access to specially designed boardwalks. Your evening is at leisure to enjoy your tropical surroundings.

Accommodation: Pullman International Cairns
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Cairns - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

Board a glass-bottom catamaran and sail to the Low Isles to discover the aquatic realm of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the day however you please, perhaps choosing from a selection of included activities. Maybe you’ll soak up the sun on a tiny remote island,* located along the outer reef, or consider snorkeling in the rolling waves, uncovering a pod of vibrant sea life. You can also meet with a marine biologist, or join an expert on a heritage trail walk along the island.

Accommodation: Pullman International Cairns
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch
Cairns - Sydney

Fly to the dynamic city of Sydney. This evening, personalize your culinary experience with Diner’s Choice – choosing from a variety of local restaurants for an included dinner along bustling Darling Harbour.

Accommodation: The Tank Stream
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner

See where English colonists first settled during a city tour of Sydney, featuring Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens, and the fashionable suburb of Darlinghurst. Take an expert-led tour of the Sydney Opera House, poised majestically on Sydney Harbour. You’ll have the chance to join a special presentation at the National Opal Collection. In the evening, consider an optional dinner and engaging performance at the famous Sydney Opera House.**

Accommodation: The Tank Stream
Meals Provided: Breakfast

Enjoy a day at leisure. Marvel at the scenic vistas of the harbor showcasing Sydney’s magnificent skyline, the iconic Sydney Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge. As the most populous city in Australia, Sydney is full of endless ways to spend your day.
Accommodation:  The Tank Stream
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Sydney - Aukland, New Zealand

Fly to New Zealand and arrive in Auckland, the “City of Sails”. A city tour features the America’s Cup Village, the War Memorial, vibrant Queen Street, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and spectacular views from the harborside.
Accommodation:  Stamford Plaza Auckland
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Auckland - Rotorua

Head to Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscape. Find culture behind every corner – over one-third of Rotorua’s population boasts Maori roots, making it known as the Maori capital of New Zealand.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Discover Te Puia – New Zealand's premier Maori cultural and geothermal experience. Witness how the Maori keep their culture alive by teaching traditional carving and weaving. At the Agrodome, see a sheep-shearing demonstration and learn about the importance of agriculture to the nation.
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Rotorua - Wellington
Make your way to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city and the world’s southernmost capital city. Built on the foreshore of a harbor and ringed by mountains, this gives the city the nickname “Windy Wellington.”
Accommodation: Novotel Wellington
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Come to know Wellington on a tour viewing the Beehive, New Zealand’s Parliament; historic St. Paul’s Church; and the Old Government Building – the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere. Explore the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongawera, a fascinating centre dedicated to art, history and the Maori culture.
Accommodation: Novotel Wellington
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Wellington - Picton - Christchurch

Today, experience what has been called “the most beautiful ferry ride in the world” as you sail across the Cook Strait on your way to the historic city of Christchurch, the “Garden City.” Enjoy some free time to explore. Perhaps you’ll stroll through the city’s gardens or learn about its more recent history at the Quake City exhibition. This evening, join a local Kiwi family for a home-hosted dinner.

Accommodation: Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Christchurch - Mt. Cook National Park

Experience New Zealand’s most famous national park, Mt. Cook. Revel in the Alpine paradise of Mt. Cook – a larger-than-life experience. You may choose to take a nature walk, enjoy an optional glacier flightseeing tour (weather permitting), or simply meditate on the beauty of the Southern Alps.

Accommodation: The Hermitage
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Mt. Cook National Park - Queentown
Make your way to Queenstown, nicknamed the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Nestled on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

Accommodation: Heritage Queenstown Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Enjoy the rugged grandeur of the Hollyford Valley as you travel through a beech forest via the Homer Tunnel. Cruise the breathtaking Milford Sound and see why this fjord is one of the most visited sights on the South Island. Following your cruise, consider returning to Queenstown via a short optional flight (weather permitting) for spectacular views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
Accommodation: Heritage Queenstown Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch
A free day in Queenstown offers limitless activities set amidst breathtaking Alpine scenery. Today, you have the opportunity to partake in a tour through the charming Queenstown countryside, showcasing the filming locations of many blockbuster movies. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and toast to a fabulous trip.

Accommodation Heritage Queenstown Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Queenstown - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close in Queenstown.

Meals Provided: Breakfast
Ask us about the Optional 3 Night Fiji Extension 

Experienced travelers will tell you, “don’t pass up once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.” You’ve come so far; now complete your tour with an incredible 3 night Fiji Extension. Escape into a tropical paradise. Relax with a fresh fruit drink, read a book, go for a swim —you won’t regret adding three nights on this stunning archipelago.
Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TRIPSAVE

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