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Australia & New Zealand Adventure

Ultimate road trips in Australia and New Zealand!

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Trip code: AENZ

Duration: From 60 days

2 amazing countries - Australia & New Zealand
Loads of included activities!
Fun group experiences

Explore Australia and New Zealand on this action-packed combo trip. Bringing together our comprehensive 6 week Australia East Coast Adventure and our super-popular New Zealand Adventure, you’ll discover the very best of these two wonderful countries. Enjoy exciting activities and excursions in Australia as you travel from Sydney to Cairns. Go surfing in Byron Bay, camp on Fraser Island, snorkel by the Great Barrier Reef and much more! Then hop over to New Zealand and explore top Kiwi highlights including Auckland, Rotorua, Waitomo, Hobbiton, Milford Sound, Queenstown, & more!

Trip highlights

  • Enjoy two popular Australasian trips in one epic travel package
  • Spend 6 weeks in Australia discovering the finest destinations on the East Coast
  • Experience epic excursions, including a Whitsundays cruise, a 4x4 trip on Fraser Island & more
  • Explore New Zealand on an exciting 17 day group tour
  • See top Kiwi destinations, including Rotorua, Waitomo, Auckland, Queenstown, Milford Sound & many more!
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What's included

Australia East Coast Adventure

  • Arrival airport transfer
  • 40 nights’ accommodation + 2 overnight buses
  • All transport between included destinations
  • Intro activities week in Sydney
  • Byron Bay Surf Lesson and BBQ Dinner
  • Morning Yoga, Wine and Cheese Night, Beach and City Tour
  • Brisbane City Tour and Streets Beach visit
  • Noosa Beach time and Headland Coastal Walk
  • Rainbow Beach Sand Blow Hike and Dolphin-Spotting
  • Fraser Island 4x4 Island Driving and Beach Camping
  • 2 night Whitsunday Island Cruise
  • Magnetic Island Forts Walk
  • Atherton Tablelands Excursion
  • Great Barrier Reef snorkelling
  • Dedicated Tour Guide
  • Some meals
  • 24 hour emergency support

New Zealand Adventure

  • 16 nights' accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
  • Airport pick up
  • Auckland city orientation
  • Waitomo glow-worm caves boat tour
  • Hobbiton film set tour
  • Kerosene creek
  • Wai-O-Tapu thermal pools
  • Kuirau geothermal park
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Lake Taupo sunset sailing
  • Huka Falls
  • Hot springs
  • Auckland to Queenstown flight
  • Queenstown city tour
  • Canyon jet boating
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Lord of the Rings tour
  • Hike Mount Iron
  • Mount Cook/Aoraki National Park
  • Hot springs star gazing experience
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Return airport transfers
  • Fraser Island levy ($20) & Great Barrier Reef levy ($20) - subject to change
  • Most meals
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

See it all in Australia and New Zealand! Begin with an action-packed 6 week tour on Australia’s sparkling East Coast and then hop over to New Zealand for an exciting 17 day group tour!

Australia East Coast Adventure (6 weeks)

Your tour begins in the buzzing city of Sydney. After an included airport transfer, you’ll meet your group and enjoy a city tour, a trip around Sydney harbour on board a private catamaran, a 2-day getaway on Bondi Beach, a Sydney bar crawl and a walk from Coogee to Bondi, one of the world’s most beautiful coastal walks.

In week 2, the road trip begins! Your first stop is Byron Bay, where you’ll enjoy surf lessons and yoga sessions. You’ll then crawl up to Surfers Paradise for beach bliss and water sports. Your third week sees you touring around Brisbane and enjoying a getaway in the lush forests of Noosa. The week ends on Rainbow Beach, where you’ll hit the waves on a dolphin spotting cruise!

Weeks 4 + 5 are dedicated to unique experiences. First, you’ll enjoy a 4x4 camping adventure on the glorious sands of Fraser Island. Then, after a brief rest in the town of 1770, you’ll enjoy a cruise around the gorgeous Whitsundays Islands on board a sailing yacht. You’ll then chill out on Airlie Beach and Magnetic Island. Your final week includes a stop off on the golden sands of Mission Beach and 5 days in Cairns, where you’ll enjoy a day-trip to the dramatic Atherton Tablelands and a snorkelling boat trip to the Great Barrier Reef.

Your Australia East Coast Adventure highlights include:

  • Sydney harbour cruise
  • Rainbow Beach Dolphin-Spotting
  • Fraser Island 4x4 Island Driving and Beach Camping
  • 2-night Whitsunday Island Cruise
  • Atherton Tablelands excursion
  • Great Barrier Reef snorkelling
  • & more!

Flights between Australia and New Zealand are not included. Contact our fantastic flights team to get a great quote for this journey.

New Zealand Adventure (17 days)

Head from north to south on this fantastic group tour through New Zealand!  You’ll meet Maori elders, see the glow worm caves of Waitomo, hike through Mount Cook National Park, cruise on Milford Sound and get adventurous in Queenstown. This epic 17 day tour has it all!

After exploring Auckland, you’ll travel north to a traditional Maori village, and stop off at the Waitomo glow worm caves on the way. Next up, you’ll discover the thermal waters of Rotorua and visit the Hobbiton set, before heading to Taupo for a special sunset sail across the lake and then on to the mighty Huka Falls before looping back to Auckland.

You’ll cross over to the South Island of New Zealand with an included flight from Auckland to Queenstown and explore the city and enjoy jetboating at 80kmh!. Journey through Milford Sound and keep your eyes peeled for seals. Visit Wanaka for jaw dropping landscapes, Lake Tekapo for milky blue lakes and Mt Cook National Park. Enjoy a days of optional adventure activities in Queenstown before the trip comes to an end. 

Your New Zealand Adventure highlights include:

  • A visit to a traditional Maori village
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Flight from Auckland to Queenstown
  • Hobbiton set visit
  • Geothermal pools in Rotorua
  • Jet boating in queenstown
  • & more!

Download the trip notes for a daily itinerary for each trip!

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Arrival information

Australia

Your tour begins at around 11am on day 1 in Sydney. Due to this early start time, we recommend you arrive into Australia the day before and book an extra night of accommodation in Sydney. An airport transfer is included.

If you want to arrive a few days earlier into Sydney or book extra nights at the starting accommodation, we will be happy to help you organise any additional accommodation you may need (at extra cost). Please contact us for further details.

On your end date the tour will finish in the morning in Cairns. A return airport transfer is not included but is easy to arrange locally.

New Zealand

You will need to arrange your own travel into Auckland where the tour begins. You can arrive at any time on day 1 of your NZ Adventure tour and you will be collected from the airport.

Your tour ends in Queenstown on day 17 and you can depart at any time.

Accommodation & meals

Australia

42 nights of accommodation are included on this group tour. This will mainly be in mixed hostel dorms, sleeping between 4 and 12 people. Two nights will be spent on overnight transport. Two nights will be spent camping on Fraser Island, and two nights will be spent on board a maxi yacht.

Some meals are included on this tour (see the trip notes for details). You will need to purchase the majority of meals yourself. Each stop will have a great range of restaurants and backpacker bars where you can find tasty meals. We recommend budgeting around AUD30-50 per day for food and drink.

New Zealand

16 nights’ accommodation is included as part of this NZ Adventure. This is on a multi share mixed-sex basis in rooms of 4-6 people in centrally located hostels.

Some but not all meals are included during this 17 day tour. You will have a total of 10 breakfasts included along with 1 lunch and 4 dinners.

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to join this combo trip is 18. This trip is designed for those aged 18-35

Australia: All visitors to Australia (excepting those from New Zealand) will require a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out here you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa. If you are just heading to Australia for fun however, an ETA will suffice. Both visas can be applied for online. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information.

New Zealand: UK citizens don’t need a visa for New Zealand and can stay in the country for up to six months as a tourist. However visitors who are transitting through or entering New Zealand as tourists will need to hold an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling to New Zealand. Tourists will also need to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) alongside the ETA. People entering New Zealand on a working holiday visa do not require an ETA.

Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for up to date information.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Healthcare
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.

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