Australia is vast and largely untouched by human influence, but it also has modern cities and beautiful beaches. Considering the time it takes to get to Australia from most countries, Australia is becoming a preferred destination for more and more travelers. While there’s a lot to do and see in this country, New Zealand’s natural diversity, which many people have drawn attention to through the Lord of the Rings movies, goes back thousands of years.
While it can be fun to just rent a car and go, all-inclusive tours are another popular option to explore a country in one trip, or to combine the highlights of both New Zealand and Australia. There is so much to do, so much to see, and so much to see that it can be understood that there are a variety of tours with different requirements in terms of comfort and focus. So we’ve sifted through the five best itineraries for Australia and New Zealand in terms of price, duration, itinerary, route and reviews from passing tourists.
Australia and New Zealand tours include
From $8,697/person: $8,697/person
This 34-day tour is comprehensive, experiential, and wide-ranging, starting in Melbourne and ending in Queenstown. Start by experiencing the coastal scenery of the Mornington Peninsula, then head west to Grampians National Park. Among the many highlights of the trip was a trip to Uluru, a sailing trip to the Whitsunday Islands that included snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Meanwhile, in New Zealand, we’ll take a cruise on the Doubtful Sound before heading to Queenstown, where you can experience a variety of adrenaline pumping sports, from bungee jumping to skydiving.
Similar to the previous tour, there was an all-Australian tour except for New Zealand. The itinerary is aimed at travellers aged 18 to 39 and offers hotel, camping and sleeper train accommodation. Activities include surfing in Byron Bay, a 4×4 loop on Fraser Island, and a hike through the red landscape of Ouattaraika National Park. There are also opportunities to learn more about Aboriginal culture near here. The trip starts in Sydney and ends in Melbourne. Also included in the price are guided tours, some meals and experiences.
From US$ 2,575/person
For travelers looking to focus on exploring New Zealand, the Big Tiki Tour is a 17-day immersive experience that begins in Auckland on the North Island and ends in Queenstown on the South Island. This tour is primarily for travelers between the ages of 18 and 35 who want to meet other travelers and enjoy an active trip. Highlights include paragliding in Paihia, kiwi viewing at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, glacier hiking in Franz Josef, and extreme sports in Queenstown. Some a la carte activities are not included in the price, but accommodation, guides, some meals and transportation are included.
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From 1,608 yuan/person
This is one of the more concise Australian itineraries, designed to focus all eyes on the east coast between Sydney and Cairns. Over the course of 14 days, you’ll walk to the waterfalls of Blue Mountains National Park, receive instruction from surf experts at a surf camp, ride around Byron Bay, search for wild koalas near Noosa Heads, and take a 48-hour sail to Whitsundays for sunbathing and snorkeling. The final leg of the trip is between Airlie Beach and Cairns, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef, with the option of additional activities such as skydiving.
The Great Adventure with Fiji
From 9,738 RMB/person
One of the most in-depth tours on the continent of Oceania takes place over 30 days between Melbourne and Nadi, Fiji. This itinerary includes a trip to Tasmania, where you can go in search of the famous Tasmanian Devil. Other wildlife viewing opportunities will be found in Flinders Chase National Park near Adelaide, which is home to common wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. The trip will also take the Gandan train to Uluru (Ayers Rock) before heading north to Darwin and the remote Kakadu National Park. In New Zealand, visit Cook Mountain National Park, experience Maori culture in Rotorua, and visit Waitomo Firefly Cave. The last few days will take you to Fiji, where you can explore the Garden of the Sleeping Giants and potentially continue to other islands.