Discover the superlative nature of Australia where in one amazing journey you will see the oldest, biggest, brightest and bluest. Experience the exhilarating beauty of the ‘land down under’ from a riverboat cruise through Daintree – the oldest living rainforest in the word, to snorkeling along the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest living organism, to the kaleidoscope of color in Melbourne’s sanctuaries and lovable Fairy Penguins, to spectacular views of Sydney’s Harbour. Mingle with the warm and friendly people while strolling around the tropical city of Cairns, and feel the vibrancy of Sydney – the country’s cosmopolitan city, as well as Melbourne and Canberra, Australia’s capital.
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YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
- Superior accommodations throughout at hotels as listed in the itinerary, or similar.
- Breakfasts daily; other meals as indicated in itinerary.
- Air-conditioned motor coach with experienced local driver/guides.
- Local guides throughout.
- All applicable hotel/lodge gratuities and taxes.
- All entry fees for included sightseeing venues.
- Complimentary baggage tags and passport wallet.
- Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
New Zealand: In New Zealand, the North Island is always warmer than the South Island, except in the middle of the summer when the South Is-land is usually hotter. New Zealand is a mountainous country, surrounded by ocean. The ocean environment provides a mild climate with very few extremities, while the combination of mountains and westerly winds account for remarkable climatic differences, especially in rainfall and temperature from west to east. Majestic mountains form a barrier to the winds and are the major factor controlling rainfall. New Zealand’s spring season runs from September to November, summer from December to February, autumn from March to May and winter months extend from June to August.
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