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Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

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Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand - AAT Kings
Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand - AAT Kings
Starts
Melbourne
Destinations
+9
Ends
Queenstown
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Highlights

  • Snorkel and see the colours of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Admire the sunset on a dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour
  • Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at iconic Bondi Beach
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Cruise on the magical waters of mystical Milford Sound
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Plane
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Coach / Bus, Sightseeing
Operator
AAT Kings
Start in Melbourne and end in Queenstown! With the discovery tour Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand, you have a 17 day tour package taking you from Melbourne to Queenstown and through Melbourne, Australia and 9 other destinations in Australia/Oceania. Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne
  2. Day 2: Melbourne
  3. Day 3: Melbourne – Cairns
  4. Day 4: Great Barrier Reef
  5. Day 5: Cairns Free Time
  6. Day 6: Cairns – Sydney
  7. Day 7: Sydney
  8. Day 8: Sydney Free Time
  9. Day 9: Sydney – Auckland
  10. Day 10: Auckland
  11. Day 11: Auckland – Rotorua
  12. Day 12: Rotorua – Christchurch
  13. Day 13: Christchurch – Franz Josef
  14. Day 14: Franz Josef – Queenstown
  15. Day 15: Milford Sound Cruise
  16. Day 16: Queenstown Free Time
  17. Day 17: Depart Queenstown

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

  • Joan Allister's review about another AAT Kings tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent tour.although the drive from Georgetown to lawn hill was tough it was well worth it.

  • JOHN ROY's review about another AAT Kings tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent choice of events and accommodation for the 11 day tour. The cruises were outstanding. Delma gave us a lot of very useful background information. Ben was an efficient and considerate driver.

  • Denyse Demers's review about another AAT Kings tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    We would prefer hanging name tag instead of pinning.

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Is tipping my Travel Director or Driver Guide compulsory?

      Tipping is not compulsory in Australia or New Zealand however if you are happy with the service you received from your Travel Director or Driver Guide you can feel free to leave them a tip at your own discretion.

    • How can I pay for the Optional Experiences?

      All your Optional Experiences can be organised directly with your Travel Director whilst on the tour and you can choose to either pay in either local cash or by credit card.

    • What is the maximum luggage allowance?

      Due to strict Government vehicle weight restrictions you are allowed one medium size suitcase per person, with dimensions not to exceed H76cm x W46cm x D25cm. The maximum weight of all luggage must not exceed 23kg (50lbs).
      You are also allowed one piece of hand luggage on-board the coach: however it must be able to fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you if required.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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    Plugs & Adapters

    Australia and New Zealand

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Australia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Australia. Ideally 1 month before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Melbourne is the starting point and Queenstown is the endpoint.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 15 November 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 15 November 2019, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with AAT Kings. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    Cancellation policy
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 7,937 km.
    • Melbourne (Australia)
    • 2,325 km
    • Cairns (Australia)
    • 259 km
    • Great Barrier Reef - Tropical North (Australia)
    • 1,768 km
    • Sydney (Australia)
    • 2,157 km
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 194 km
    • Rotorua (New Zealand)
    • 672 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 199 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
    • 222 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
    • 71 km
    • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
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