New Year's Eve Down Under

21 Day Tour from Sydney to Auckland

Vacation Overview

Five, four, three, two, one! The countdown is on Down Under for the most uplifting New Year kickoff. This aspirational tour of Australia and New Zealand gets the party started with a celebratory cruise on Sydney Harbor complete with beats, bites, and bubbly – and one of the world’s most famous fireworks displays. The colorful sights keep coming for 21 days as you snorkel over the rainbows of coral at the Great Barrier Reef, savor an Outback barbecue in Australia’s fiery red desert, and delight in the kaleidoscope of blossoms at Melbourne’s famous Fitzroy Gardens. Say farewell to the koalas, kangaroos, and other party animals as the festivities continue in New Zealand with a breathtaking cruise through the thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound, a silent boat ride through the glowworm-lit Waitomo Caves, a traditional cooked-beneath-the-ground hot stone Hangi dinner in Rotorua, and a high-in-the-sky farewell celebration atop Auckland’s rotating Sky Tower.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Welcome to Sydney! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner.

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Day 2 SYDNEY

SYDNEY Sightseeing includes a tour of the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a Local Guide. See the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the Botanic Gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Guided walk around the historic Rocks District. Remainder of day at leisure.

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Day 3 SYDNEY

SYDNEY Free day. This evening, a special New Year’s Eve Harbour Cruise with a 4-course dinner, music, dancing, and champagne toast at midnight while admiring the world-famous fireworks. It will be a night to remember!

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Day 4 SYDNEY

SYDNEY Free day.

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Day 5 SYDNEY–CAIRNS

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
CAIRNS Free time the remainder of the day.

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Day 6 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding.
CAIRNS Free time this evening.

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Day 7 CAIRNS

CAIRNS Free day.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cairns with a ride on the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for the time on your GlobusGo mobile app.

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Day 8 CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Fly to Australia’s red center.
ULURU Guided tour of the base of Uluru includes commentary on its meaning to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), followed by a sunset drink at Uluru.

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Day 9 ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS

Fly to Alice Springs.
ALICE SPRINGS Guided sightseeing includes the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph
Station. Outback barbecue and campfire this evening includes music, stargazing, and a boomerang demonstration.

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Day 10 ALICE SPRINGS–MELBOURNE

Fly to Melbourne.
MELBOURNE Free time the remainder of the day.

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Day 11 MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE Morning sightseeing includes Federation Square, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. A ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel includes a sparkling drink, appetizers, and views of Melbourne and the bay. Free time the remainder of the day.

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Day 12 MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE Free day.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Melbourne with a scenic day trip to see the spectacular Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 13 MELBOURNE–QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

Fly to Queenstown.
QUEENSTOWN Free time the remainder of the day.

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Day 14 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

MILFORD SOUND Full-day sightseeing in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes a scenic cruise in Milford Sound with the chance to see marine wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforests. Late evening return to Queenstown. Please note that the excursion to Milford Sound may happen on Day 15 based on weather and road conditions today.

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Day 15 QUEENSTOWN

QUEENSTOWN Free day before a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak includes dinner with amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu,
and Queenstown.

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Day 16 QUEENSTOWN–MOUNT COOK

Scenic drive to Mount Cook National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage area).
MOUNT COOK Free time this afternoon and evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Mount Cook National Park with a helicopter flightseeing tour over the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 17 MOUNT COOK–CHRISTCHURCH–ROTORUA

Travel to Christchurch and then fly to Rotorua.
ROTORUA Free time this evening.

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Day 18 ROTORUA

ROTORUA Guided sightseeing includes the Agrodome sheep farm, and Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see native bush and wildlife, including the shy Kiwi bird and Te Puia with its geysers, boiling mudpools, and silica terraces. Traditional Hangi dinner (roasted meats and vegetables cooked underground with hot stones) followed by a Máori (indigenous Polynesian people) cultural performance.

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Day 19 ROTORUA–WAITOMO–AUCKLAND

WAITOMO Sightseeing with Local Guide at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves includes a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. Continue to Auckland.
AUCKLAND Free time this evening.

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Day 20 AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND Guided sightseeing includes Queen Street, Auckland Domain (Auckland’s oldest park), and historic Parnell Village. Free time this afternoon. Farewell dinner at Sky Tower.

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Day 21 AUCKLAND

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Vacation Highlights

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Hotels

Sydney

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Deluxe

The award-winning luxurious Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney combines space, style and warmth to provide guests ultimate ambience. Their two restaurants and bar offer exceptional wining and dining experiences. A dedicated relaxation zone is available at the Amora Day Spa. Guests can also take advantage of the heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, and gym.

Cairns

Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

First-Class

Modern and innovative with an appreciation for the arts, Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, celebrates originality and individuality. Positioned in the heart of the Cairns Central Business District, the Bailey is just a short stroll from the Cairns Esplanade boardwalk, lagoon, and the Great Barrier Reef departure terminal. At the hotel, you'll find artists-in-residence and artwork from across Australia displayed in and around the hotel with a different artist featured on each level. The hotel features a swimming pool, on-site restaurant and bar, fitness center, gift shop, and complimentary Wi-Fi. A laundry service is available for a fee.

Uluru

Desert Gardens Hotel

First-Class

Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of accommodation, outdoor pool, coin-operated self-service laundry, and the popular Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resorts' numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colors across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert.

Alice Springs

Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

Superior First-Class

Experience this eco-friendly hotel and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the hotel is only 15 minutes' drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Friendly staff and the signature, warm DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie will welcome you when you check-in. Swim in the heated outdoor pool overlooking the lush garden landscape, unwind in the inviting Lobby Bar or enjoy lunch in the bistro-style restaurant. Dry cleaning, as well as self-service laundry, is available.

Melbourne

Vibe Melbourne

First-Class

The Vibe Melbourne is currently under construction. Originally built in 1873 in the Renaissance Revival style, the Cobden Building that once served as offices for the maritime trade and later as the clothing manufacturer and retailer Fletcher Jones will be transformed into a stunning new 24-story glass-fronted hotel and residential tower. The hotel will take in views of the Yarra River and Southbank, all the way to Port Philip Bay. The new hotel, which will preserve its classic heritage, will feature 206 guestrooms, an indoor heated swimming pool and gym, and ground floor lobby and restaurant. Please check back for more information about the hotel's amenities. Updates will be made as information is received.

Queenstown

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

First-Class

Centrally located in one of the most picturesque settings in the world, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is nestled beside beautiful and tranquil Lake Wakatipu. This fresh, modern hotel offers guests 273 contemporary rooms plus superb, uninterrupted views of the lake, mountains and adjoining gardens. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside also features great facilities including a Jacuzzi, plus the excellent Elements Restaurant and the Elements Cafe and Bar. The hotel also features coin-operated, self-service laundry.

Mount Cook Region

The Hermitage

Moderate First-Class

A haven for adventurous travelers for more than a century, the world renowned Hermitage Hotel in the heart of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a complete year-round alpine retreat. The hotel features self-service coin-operated laundry, outdoor tennis court, and a selection of on-site bars and restaurants.

Rotorua

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

First-Class

Situated adjacent to the Whakarewarewa Forest, Distinction Hotel Rotorua is located minutes away from the city center of Rotorua. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool and spa, underground private grotto spas, on-site restaurant and bar, laundry facilities and dry cleaning, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Auckland

SKYCITY Hotel

First-Class

This spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep! Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional amenities include a casino, spa services, and a fitness facility. This is a smoke-free property.

Dates and Prices

View the following dates and prices to find just the right date for your vacation. Below you'll find the date the vacation starts and the date you'll return.  

Once you've selected your date, you'll move to the next step to get an airfare quote and to begin booking your vacation. When you book your flights with us, you'll find we offer competitive and hassle-free airfares, plus you'll receive free airport transfers for flights coordinated with vacation dates and you'll avoid strict Internet terms and conditions.

The price listed does not include your airfare from Canada. Once you click "Book Now", you will be able to receive an air quote.

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2021-12-29 2022-01-18
$13,805
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2022-12-29 2023-01-18
$13,867
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2023-12-29 2024-01-18
$14,727
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Dates & Prices do not include international air travel.

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Important Notes

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Booking your Vacation with Air

For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Globus offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option.

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