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This amazing Australia & New Zealand fly-drive consists of 3 nights in Cairns, 3 nights in Port Douglas, 3 nights in Brisbane, 4 nights in Sydney, 2 nights in Christchurch, 2 nights in Kaikoura, 2 nights in Blenheim wine country and 3 nights in Nelson.

We are currently offering £300 per person discount aswell as a FREE Compact car with fully inclusive insurance and these FREE Excursions:

Outerbarrier reef adventure -  experience nature at her very best, sail aboard a 29-metre catamaran to the stunning Outer Barrier Reef and a magical underwater world of dazzling colour and brilliance.

A trip to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef will be the highlight of your visit to Australia.  After an early morning pick-up, transfer to Port Douglas and board your high-speed wave-piercing catamaran for the exciting crossing to the vibrant Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef at the far edge of Australia’s natural wonder.  Here, you will have the opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef at its very best, a magical kaleidoscope of life and colour. The reef is home to spectacular corals, a multitude of brightly colourful tropical fish, giant turtles, manatees, manta rays, whales, dolphins and sharks - no place on earth has a greater variety of life.  Snorkelling is the best way to see the reef in all its glory and the experienced instructors are on hand to ensure optimal viewing.

Sydney Sights, Kings Cross & Bondi Beach - A great introduction to this most multicultural, vibrant and beautiful of cities, this Sydney City Tour gives you a flavour of the culture and major attractions.

The city tour will show you the fast paced style and vibrance of this spectacular city. Tour through the historic Rocks area and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery before heading under the Harbour Bridge to Mrs MacQuarie’s Chair. Carved from a rock ledge for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, the site affords great views of the harbour and Harbour Bridge. Continue to The Gap where you will be treated to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and then head to Bondi, Australia’s most famous surf beach. Your tour ends with a drive through the cosmopolitan suburb of Kings Cross, Paddington and the exclusive Eastern Suburbs.

Discover Christchurch -  Whether you are a first time visitor or have limited time to take in the sights, this is a great tour to get your bearings and discover the highlights of the South Island's largest and most beautiful city.

Enjoy a full commentary on the city’s major attractions and historic sights from your friendly local guide as your coach meanders through the city. After pick-up from your hotel, the tour travels through the University of Canterbury, down to Riccarton House and Bush and then through Monavale Gardens where you will have a chance to have a short stroll with 5.5 hectares of richly landscaped gardens, ponds and fountains.

The tour then continues into the central city, through Hagley park, the boat sheds, Botanical Gardens Arts Centre in the historic Buildings that were once Canterbury University, past the Museum, Art Galley and Victoria Clock Tower before moving on to the Catholic Basillica, then onto the seaside suburb of Sumner, then to Lyttleton Harbour, a volcanic crater which is now the port of Christchurch.

The tour then ends with a visit to the Sign of the Takahe, situated on the volcanic ridges of the cashmere hills, provides spectacular views of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps.

Abel Tasman Seals & Beach -  Spend a leisurely day exploring New Zealand's finest coastal National Park as you cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Abel Tasman Voyager and also wander around spectacular Bark Bay estuary.

Covering just 22,520 hectares, the Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest National Park but perhaps the best known due to its 91km of beautiful coastline. Just north of Motueka, the park is popular with nature lovers visiting the seal colony, trampers who want to explore the lush subtropical forest, kayakers taking to the crystal clear waters in search of dolphins and day trippers who simply want to relax on one of the golden sand beaches.

Head to Kaiteriteri, where you board Abel Tasman Voyager, a state-of-the-art, 140-passenger catamaran with two decks; one lower covered deck and one open viewing deck. Cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve, pausing to watch the antics of its resident Fur Seal Colony. Land at historic Tonga Quarry beach to walk 2-2½ hours (4.1 kms, 2.5 miles) over a forested saddle and around spectacular Bark Bay estuary with its cascading waterfalls. Reboard your vessel at the sheltered golden cove, Medlands Beach, for a return cruise to Kaiteriteri.

What's Included
  • International flights
  • Internal flights
  • All airport fees & taxes
  • 3 nights in Cairns
  • 3 nights in Port Douglas
  • 3 nights in Brisbane
  • 4 nights in Sydney
  • 2 nights in Christchurch
  • 2 nights in Kaikoura
  • 2 nights in Blenheim
  • 3 nights in Nelson
  • FREE Outerbarrier reef adventure
  • FREE Return transfers to Port Douglas
  • FREE Sydney CitySights, Kings Cross & Bondi Beach
  • FREE Discover Christchurch
  • FREE Abel Tasman seals & beach
  • FREE Compact car with fully inclusive insurance
  • £300 per person discount
Itinerary

Day by day

Day 1 London to Cairns

Fly overnight from London to Cairns

Day 2 Cairns

Arrive into Cairns and make your own way to your hotel, enjoy the day at leisure relaxing after your long flight.

Day 3-4 Cairns

Australia's most popular tropical getaway destination, Cairns owes a huge part of its popularity to its proximity to the wondrous Great Barrier Reef. While it doesn't hurt having a Natural Wonder of the World on your doorstep, it is far from the only attraction that Cairns has to offer - a renowned adventure destination, Cairns and its surroundings are full of activities to take part in that range from the relaxing to the adrenaline-pumping. From reef tours to bungee jumping, Cairns is bursting at the seams with things to do to keep you busy on your 2 full days. Don’t forget to take advantage of your FREE trip - To experience nature at her very best, sail aboard a 29-metre catamaran to the stunning Outer Barrier Reef and a magical underwater world of dazzling colour and brilliance.

Day 5 Cairns to Port Douglas

This morning your transfer will pick you up from your hotel and take you to your hotel in Port Douglas, this part of your journey only takes 50 minutes so will give you plenty of time to relax when you arrive.

Day 6-7 Port Douglas

You have 2 full days here to enjoy possibly one of the most stunning places in Australia. With great cuisine, amazing coast line & friendly people, Port Douglas will be your home away from home.

Day 8 Port Douglas to Cairns to Brisbane

This morning a transfer will pick you up and take you back the Cairns airport ready for your flight to Brisbane. When you arrive make your own way to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 9-10 Brisbane

Make the most of your 2 days in Brisbane - a sunny, sophisticated capital on the winding Brisbane River. Along with lush parks and laid-back locals, this is a city with serious cultural credentials and first-class wining, dining and dancing. Shop up a sub-tropical storm on Queen Street, then check out the city’s historic buildings. Dine out along South Bank’s sandy lagoon and explore its storehouse of cultural attractions. Pick out Brisbane’s landmarks on a leisurely river cruise or from Mt Coot-tha Lookout. Listen to live music in Fortitude Valley or lose yourself to nature in the sandy adventure playground of Moreton Island.

Day 11 Brisbane to Sydney

Make your way back to the airport ready for your flight to Sydney. When you arrive jump in a taxi to Darling Harbour where your next hotel is located and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 12-15 Sydney

You have 3 full days to enjoy your time in Sydney at your own pace. Suggested highlights include scaling the Sydney Harbour Bridge, touring the Sydney Opera House, learning to Surf at Bondi Beach or seeing the city from the skies with Sydney Seaplanes. Take advantage of your FREE excursion – A great introduction to this most multicultural, vibrant and beautiful of cities, this Sydney City Tour gives you a flavour of the culture and major attractions.

The city tour will show you the fast paced style and vibrance of this spectacular city. Tour through the historic Rocks area and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery before heading under the Harbour Bridge to Mrs MacQuarie’s Chair. Carved from a rock ledge for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, the site affords great views of the harbour and Harbour Bridge. Continue to The Gap where you will be treated to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and then head to Bondi, Australia’s most famous surf beach. Your tour ends with a drive through the cosmopolitan suburb of Kings Cross, Paddington and the exclusive Eastern Suburbs.

Day 16 Sydney to Christchurch

This morning make your own way back to the airport ready for you flight to Christchurch, New Zealand. When you arrive into Christchurch pick up your car from the airport and drive to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 17-18 Christchurch

You have 2 full days to get around and see the sights in style on a hop-on hop-off tram tour, running from the Botanic Gardens to the River Avon. Enjoy the central city highlights; including Cathedral Square, Victoria Square, the floral clock, Christ's College, Arts Center with craft market, and the Bridge of Remembrance. Visit the Big 5 most popular attractions in Christchurch: Antarctica's beautiful icy wilderness has been re-created at the International Antarctic Center, view native kiwis at the Willow bank Wildlife Reserve, ride on a historic Christchurch tram, take a relaxing two-hour harbour cruise, and soar to the summit on the Christchurch Gondola with breathtaking 360-degree views of the city, Canterbury Plains and Banks Peninsula. You also have included FREE a Discover Christchurch tour.

Day 19 Christchurch to Kaikoura

This morning drive to Kaikoura which will take approximately 2 hours. Several different species of whale can be seen off Kaikoura at different times of the year, but almost always the huge sperm whales. The orca is often sighted in Kaikoura, and schools of pilot whales are Occasional visitors. Dusky dolphins and fur seals are plentiful so make the most of your full day here and take a boat to see these amazing creatures.

Day 20 Kaikoura

Enjoy a full day of relaxation and fine food!

Day 21 Kaikoura to Blenheim

This morning enjoy a nice breakfast on the coast before driving the hour and a half journey to Blenheim. This stunning wine region is the perfect place to sit back and relax with a full glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

Day 22 Blenheim

Today take a vineyard tour and enjoy the breathtaking countryside.

Day 23 Blenheim to Nelson

Today you will continue your journey to Nelson which takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. You should arrive at lunch time so stop for a bite to eat before checking into your hotel.

Day 24-25 Nelson

You have 2 full days in Nelson to enjoy this amazing place. Have a walk round the city and stop at the local market if it’s a Saturday. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafes in the brick paved are under the cathedral steps. Why not head north out of the city to cable bay, named after the communication cable which once connected Nelson to the rest of the world. Along the way you can quad bike and ride the sky wire before reaching the beach. Your FREE trip: Spend a leisurely day exploring New Zealand's finest coastal National Park as you cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Abel Tasman Voyager and also wander around spectacular Bark Bay estuary.

Day 26 Nelson to London

This morning drop your car back off at the airport and check in ready for your flight home.

Day 27 London

Arrive back in the UK after a fantastic holiday.

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