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'Lands of the Southern Cross'

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Melbourne: City Tour & Yarra Valley; Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Cruise; Darwin & Kakadu National Park; The 'Red Centre'; Waitomo Caves; Rotorua: Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve; Wellington: Te Papa Museum; Doubtful OR Milford Sound overnight cruise; Mt Cook scenic overflight

Tour Map


*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.


Hotel List


The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.


Holiday Inn Flinders

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

Holiday Inn on Flinders is a truly friendly and personal boutique-style hotel perfectly located in the hub of Melbourne.



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Bay Village Retreat

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Cairns
Country: Australia

Nestled amongst an acre of lush tropical gardens in the very heart of Cairns, this family-owned boutique hotel boasts a
... carte dining, a free form swimming pool, poolside cocktail bar, guest laundry and award winning gardens. Rooms feature cool tiled floors, natural colours and surfaces, individual air conditioning, ceiling fans and tea and coffee making facilities. This is also the Cairns hotel used on our Papua New Guinea trip.


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Coral Tree Inn

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Cairns
Country: Australia

Coral Tree Inn is a resort-style holiday accommodation ideally located right in the HEART of Cairns City across from the
... and within a five minute walk to Cairns City Centre with its shops, restaurants, theatre, art galleries and casino.

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Holiday Inn Darwin

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Darwin
Country: Australia

Holiday Inn Darwin offers central accommodation just 5 minutes walk to Darwin city centre overlooking the Harbour.

This Darwin
... offers guests 183 rooms, each featuring floor to ceiling windows with harbour and city views.

The pool area is an ideal setting to enjoy the sunshine and unwind with a drink from the pool bar. Innovative dining in the restaurant overlooking the swimming pool and gardens provides ultimate relaxation after a day exploring the Top End outback attractions.

For those looking for well priced Darwin accommodation the Holiday Inn Darwin is a good choice.

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Outback Pioneer

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Ayers Rock
Country: Australia

Australian hospitality has its own style of service that combines both professionalism and genuine warmth. You'll find this authentic brand
... service at the Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel. It offers comfortable, affordable hotel rooms with a private bathroom and is perfect for the demands of travellers looking for quality service in relaxed surrounds.

The rooms feature air-conditioning and heating and have tea/coffee making facilities. As a guest at the Hotel you have access to all the facilities the resort has to offer; swimming pools, Resort Town Square shops, petrol station, tennis courts, visitor centre, tour desk and more. If you are catering for yourself, you can pick up supplies at the Supermarket at the Resort Town Square. Your stay includes a FREE Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and free use of Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service.

This is a place where friendships are made and good times are had by all. Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer and some outback delights at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ, and swap stories of your day's adventures. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant with a buffet dinner.

The Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel is ideal for those who want to enjoy all that Ayers Rock (Uluru) has to offer.


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Metro Hotel Sydney Central

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Sydney
Country: Australia

Metro Hotel Sydney Central boasts 220 recently refurbished and well appointed guest rooms in the Deluxe, Superior and Junior Suite
... Most rooms offer views of the busy theatre, shopping and business precinct around Pitt and Campbell Streets. Security is our priority, and Metro Hotel Sydney provides a manned 24-hour reception desk, plus all floors can only be accessed with an exclusively programmed guest room key card. Room features include complimentary tea and coffee making facilities; small fridge; hairdryer; iron and ironing board; in-room safe; external laundry and dry cleaning (charges apply); in-room Wi-Fi (charges apply); complimentary Foxtel; pay-per-view movies.
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Copthorn Hotel Auckland

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Located right on Auckland's waterfront, Copthorne Hotel Auckland HarbourCity provides quick and easy access to Auckland’s bustling Viaduct Basin, Central
... District, shopping, bars, restaurants, harbour activities and the Vector Arena.


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Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Rotorua
Country: New Zealand

The Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua, previously known as the Lake Plaza Rotorua, is the largest hotel in the area and
... a lakeside location that is second-to-none. Every room features an ensuite bathroom, wireless broadband internet, Sky Television.



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Chateau Marlborough

Rating: 5 Star Accommodation5 Star Accommodation5 Star Accommodation5 Star Accommodation5 Star Accommodation
Location: Blenheim
Country: New Zealand

Chateau Marlborough offers luxury 5 star Blenheim hotel accommodation in the heart of one of New Zealand's most famous wine
... Choose from a range of boutique hotel accommodation options, including a luxurious 2 bedroom Grande Penthouse, 1 bedroom Grande Apartments, Grande Studio Suites, Executive Suites, Superior Suites & Classic Suites, all of which are self-contained.
The only 100% locally owned and operated Qualmark rated hotel in Marlborough, Chateau Marlborough is the only 5 star Hotel in the top of New Zealand's South Island; enjoy the beautiful surroundings overlooking Seymour Square Gardens and it's only an easy 2 minute walk to Blenheim’s town centre.

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Heritage Christchurch

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand

Christchurch is a long way from the Mediterranean – nevertheless, the opulence of an Italian High Renaissance Palazzo awaits you
... the Heritage Christchurch. Designed by Joseph Clark Maddison and opened in 1913, the hotel is listed as a category one building on the Historic Places Trust Register, reflecting its status as a building of national significance. The hotel’s grand design is fitting: after all, Christchurch is regarded as the Garden City, and is regarded internationally for its culture and refinement.
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Overnight Cruise


Location: Doubtful Sound
Country: New Zealand

Location: Doubtful or Milford Sound


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The Hermitage

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Mt Cook
Country: New Zealand

From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect place
... base your adventure and discover why this region has endeared itself to Kiwi adventure seekers for so long.

Choose from premium hotel rooms, motel units or cozy chalets.Add world-class activities such as Glacier Explorers, Tasman Valley 4WD and Argo Tours, Big Sky Stargazing, Mount Cook Guided Day Walks, scenic flights or the visual extravaganza of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and you have a unique, year-round alpine adventure perfect for the family holiday or your next romantic getaway.

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AU2 TRIP DETAILS

DURATION31 days

TOUR STARTMelbourne

TOUR ENDChristchurch