28 Day Australia, New Zealand, Fiji

Easy Adventures in the South Pacific
Sydney Opera House
Blue Mountains
Reflective lakes at Franz Josef
Milford Sound
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28 Day Australia, New Zealand, Fiji

Explore the vibrant city of Sydney and its iconic landmarks, then fly to Queenstown for a customized tour of New Zealand's stunning landscapes, charming towns, and cultural experiences. End the trip at the idyllic Likuliku Lagoon Resort in Fiji for seven days of pure relaxation and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.

Duration: 28 Days

Starts: Sydney, Australia

Finishes: Nadi, Fiji

+ Absolute Fly & Seek Inclusions:
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Dedicated Travel Designer
  • Full In-Country Support
  • Specialist Guides on all Selected Experiences
Your Experiences:
  1. Private Essential Sydney Tour
  2. Blue Mountains Deluxe Eco Tour
  3. Fly & Cruise Milford Sound
  4. Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight – Fox & Franz
  5. Tranz Alpine Rail Journey
  6. Private Day Sailing in the Abel Tasman
  7. Tū Te Rā – Maori Summer Harvest Feast
  8. Private Tour of Hobbiton
Your Locations:
  1. Sydney
  2. Blue Mountains
  3. Queenstown
  4. Milford Sound
  5. Wanaka
  6. Franz Josef
  7. Christchurch
  8. Kaikoura
  9. Blenheim
  10. Nelson
  11. Rotorua
  12. Auckland
  13. Malolo Island

Day by day tour itinerary

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Welcome to Sydney

Welcome to Sydney! On arrival be transferred to your Circular Quay accommodation. To refresh after your arrival, take a stroll along Circular Quay, where you can soak in the breathtaking views of the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. As you explore the oldest and grandest city in Australia, you’ll discover its dynamic and cosmopolitan character, with plenty of natural attractions to marvel at. Get ready to start your dream vacation in one of the most iconic places in Sydney.

Iconic Sydney harbour at sunset
Essential Sydney & Opera House Tour

A full day luxury guided tour of Sydney offers you an overview of Sydney’s history and scenic highlights with a knowledgeable local expert.

Embark on a private tour of Sydney with a friendly guide who will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a journey through history. Explore the Rocks Precinct, where you’ll discover convict-built cottages, pubs, and Australia’s first church. Then, head to the heart of the city to stroll through the picturesque Botanical Gardens, enjoying stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Experience the magic of the world-renowned Sydney Opera House on a private tour with exclusive access and expert commentary.

Indulge in a waterfront lunch at the prestigious Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Bay, home to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Finally, follow the coastline to iconic Bondi Beach before returning to your hotel, having experienced some of Sydney’s biggest highlights. Travel in style in a luxury vehicle for a truly unforgettable experience.


Sydney Opera House Tour
Blue Mountains

Private full day tour to the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains, located just two hours from Sydney, is a nature lover’s paradise, boasting a stunning landscape of rugged sandstone cliffs, hidden canyons, and towering waterfalls. The region is home to over 140 kilometres of walking tracks, ranging from easy strolls to challenging hikes, which are surrounded by native bushland and the blue haze that gives the area its name.

As you explore the Blue Mountains, you’ll discover a rich cultural heritage and history, including the traditional land of the Gundungurra and Darug Aboriginal peoples. There are also charming towns and villages to visit, such as Katoomba, Leura, and Blackheath, each with their unique character and attractions.

With your private tour, you can experience the Blue Mountains at your own pace and with a personalised itinerary. Your guide will share their knowledge of the region and help you discover hidden gems, such as secluded waterfalls and panoramic viewpoints. Prepare to be amazed by the natural beauty of this World-Heritage-Listed destination, which is truly one of Australia’s greatest treasures.

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Free Day Sydney

Today is yours to enjoy at your own pace

After exploring the sights and sounds of Sydney, take a day to relax and unwind in this beautiful city. Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast at the iconic Bills in Surry Hills, known for its delicious dishes and charming atmosphere.

Next, head to Circular Quay and catch a Manly Harbour Cruise, where you can take in stunning views of Sydney Harbour, situated on the famous Manly Wharf, presents an extraordinary dining encounter amidst one of Sydney’s most breathtaking waterfront settings. Would you like to grab lunch there today? Along the way, you can even spot dolphins, whales, and seals.

In the afternoon, return to Sydney and explore the trendy suburb of Newtown, with its eclectic mix of vintage shops, street art, and bustling cafes. Return to your hotel for dinner and drinks at one of the many eateries nearby.

Manly Harbour restaurant
Queenstown, New Zealand

Today you will be transferred to Sydney Airport to fly to Queenstown New Zealand, on arrival transfer to your hotel

Today is an exciting day as you depart from the bustling Sydney International Airport to embark on a journey to the picturesque Queenstown, New Zealand. This charming destination is renowned for its natural beauty and adventurous activities that attract visitors from all over the world. As you make your way to Queenstown, get ready to witness stunning landscapes, experience thrilling outdoor pursuits, and indulge in delectable cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed holiday, Queenstown has something to offer everyone. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Milford Sound

Drive to and Fly back from Milford Sound - experience the full beauty of Fiordland

The journey begins with a comfortable coach ride from Queenstown, where you’ll be mesmerized by the stunning scenery of the Fiordland National Park. Once you reach Milford Sound, you’ll embark on a leisurely cruise along the pristine waters, surrounded by majestic peaks, waterfalls, and wildlife. The highlight of the trip is a scenic flight over the Southern Alps, where you’ll witness unparalleled views of the stunning scenery from a unique vantage point. This exhilarating adventure is an experience of a lifetime, perfect for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

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    Approximate Distance: 287 km

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    Total Driving Time: 4 hours

Milford Sound Haven Cruise
Wanaka Day Tour

Cruise to Lake Mou Waho and High Country Station by 4WD

Maximize your day in Wanaka with this guided nature encounter that offers a diverse range of activities. Start your day by cruising on the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wanaka, heading towards the Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve. A guided walk through the island’s trails leads you to a breathtaking summit, where you’ll discover the island’s unique feature – a lake on top of an island!

Get up close and personal with rare native birds, including weka, wood pigeon, and bellbird while enjoying a delightful ‘high tea.’ Take part in an eco-friendly experience by planting a tree on the island.

After lunch at one of Wanaka’s exceptional cafes (at your own expense), embark on a leisurely 4WD tour of a local sheep station to uncover the hidden secrets of Wanaka’s high country. This activity-packed tour is a must-do for nature enthusiasts who want to experience the best of Wanaka in a day.

Mou Waho island
Relax in Queenstown

Take the Skyline view and private Onsen Hot Pools

Experience a relaxing day in Queenstown, New Zealand, with a visit to the Skyline Gondola and the Onsen hot pools. Start your day with a scenic ride on the Skyline Gondola, which offers stunning views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu.

Later, unwind and relax in a private bathing experience at the Onsen hot pools. Immerse yourself in the therapeutic mineral waters while soaking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. This unique and tranquil experience is the perfect way to end your stay in Queenstown.

Queenstown Hot Pools
Queenstown to Franz Josef

Travel from Queenstown to Franz Josef over the Haast Pass for breathtaking views.

Today your driver will collect you as you embark on a breathtaking journey through the Haast Pass while driving from Queenstown to Franz Josef. The route offers an incredible display of natural beauty, with picturesque mountains, crystal-clear rivers, and dense forests lining the way. The journey takes you through remote and untouched areas of New Zealand, where you’ll experience stunning waterfalls, glacial lakes, and rugged terrain. This scenic drive is the perfect way to explore the wilderness of the South Island and offers numerous opportunities to stop and take in the stunning views along the way.

Photo by Geoff Byron on Unsplash
DAY 10
Twin Glacier Helicopter Trip

Have a birds eye view over Franz and Fox Glacier with snow landing

Fly over Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier on a spectacular helicopter tour that includes a landing right on the snow. Seeing both glaciers on a single helicopter flight offers an incredible perspective and understanding of New Zealand’s massive ice sheets, and you touch down on one of the glaciers to snap up-close photographs of the frozen terrain.

  • Spectacular aerial views of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
  • The live pilot commentary points out landmarks and unique features below
  • Walkout onto the snow after an exciting glacier landing
  • Bring home photographs of the glaciers and the stunning Southern Alps
Photo by Belle Hunt on Unsplash
DAY 11
Tranz Alpine Train Journey

Take one of the world's great train journeys across the Main Divide to Christchurch

Travelling from Franz Josef to Greymouth involves a picturesque drive along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The route winds through lush rainforest and past stunning glacier-fed rivers. Upon arrival in Greymouth, board the Tranz Alpine train, which is a scenic journey through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. The train passes through towering mountain ranges, stunning gorges, and across remote valleys, providing breathtaking views of the Canterbury Plains and the braided Waimakariri River. The journey is a highlight of any New Zealand South Island itinerary, showcasing the natural beauty of the region.

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    1 night at The George

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    Approximate Distance: 171

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    Total Driving Time: 2 hours 30 mins

DAY 12
Christchurch to Kaikoura

Your driver will take you today to Kaikoura - known as the Serengeti of the ocean

Your driver will collect you from The George Hotel and take the scenic route north to Kaikoura. The journey takes visitors through a picturesque wine country, passing by lush vineyards, rolling hills, and stunning mountain ranges. Guests can also stop at several wineries along the way to sample some of the region’s famous wines. Afterward, the journey continues to Kaikoura, where guests can enjoy spectacular coastal views and unique marine wildlife experiences, such as whale watching or swimming with dolphins.

DAY 13
Whale Watching

See several species of whale and marine mammals, and pelagic seabirds on this informative day out

A Kaikoura whale watching tour is an exciting adventure that takes visitors out into the ocean to observe some of the world’s largest and most magnificent creatures. Visitors will have the opportunity to see several species of whales, including sperm whales, humpback whales, and orcas, in their natural habitat. The tours are led by knowledgeable guides who provide insights into the whales’ behavior and biology. Other marine wildlife, such as dolphins, seals, and albatross, are also often spotted on the tours. The experience is both exhilarating and educational, providing a deep appreciation for the natural wonders of the ocean.

DAY 14
Coastal Pacific Train to Marlborough

Take another Great Journey of New Zealand to the home of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Departing Kaikoura at 10am the Coastal Pacific Train is a scenic rail journey that takes passengers from Kaikoura to Blenheim, traveling along the rugged coastline of New Zealand’s South Island. The journey provides breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, rolling hills, and rugged mountains. After arriving in Blenheim at midday you have a private driver at your disposal for a half day, time enough to enjoy af fresco dining at one of the picturesque vineyards of the Marlborough region.

Coastal Pacific Train from Picton to Christchurch
DAY 15
Blenheim to Nelson

Transfer from Blenheim to Nelson

Todays journey passes through the stunning Marlborough region, passing by scenic vineyards, and valleys with rolling hills, perhaps stop in the seaside town of Havelock for coffee before passing through the winding Whangamoa range and meeting the coastline again at Glenduan as you travel towards Nelson with the scenic Atawhai harbour lapping against the roads edge.

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    2 nights at Pihopa Retreat

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    Approximate Distance: 114km

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    Total Driving Time: 1 hr 50 mins

DAY 16
Abel Tasman National Park

Enjoy a sailing, walk and seals trip in New Zealand's smallest National Park

Embark on a morning sail from Kaiteriteri Beach, taking in the breathtaking scenery along the Abel Tasman National Park coastline. Your journey includes passing iconic landmarks such as Split Apple Rock and observing playful NZ Fur Seals. Admire the golden beaches, bays, islands, and the sounds of birdsong while your knowledgeable skipper shares insights into the area’s history, marine life, flora, and fauna. After arriving at Anchorage Bay around midday, enjoy your own packed lunch on the beach, with pre-ordered catering options available. Take a refreshing swim before beginning a self-guided nature walk back to Marahau, encompassing sandy beaches, picturesque lookouts, and stunning native bushland scenery along the 3-4 hour coastal track.

Sailing in the Abel Tasman National Park
DAY 17
Fly to Rotorua

Leave the South Island and arrive in the geothermal and cultural precinct of New Zealand

Board a flight from Nelson to Rotorua, and upon arrival, check in at the On the Point Lodge. Later tonight, immerse yourself in the traditional Maori culture by attending the Te Pa Tu experience. This captivating event showcases Maori art, music, and dance, providing a unique insight into their culture and customs. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness a breathtaking haka performance and enjoy a delicious Hangi feast, cooked using traditional methods. The Te Pā Tū experience promises to be an unforgettable highlight of your trip to Rotorua.

Tamaki Brothers
DAY 18
Full day exploring Rotoura

The morning explore the geothermal wonderland and the afternoon delve further into the culture

Discover Rotorua’s geothermal wonders on the Eco Thermal Park Morning Tour, departing daily between 8:00-8:30 am from your accommodation. Witness New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool, colourful hot springs, and volcanic features at Wai-O-Tapu, before experiencing the Lady Knox geyser eruption at 10:15 am. Next, visit the Waimangu Volcanic Valley and learn about the Mt. Tarawera eruption that created this stunning geothermal park. In the Elite Cultural Afternoon Tour, immerse yourself in Maori culture by visiting Te Puia and the Rotowhio Marae. Observe the Pohutu geyser and Maori War Canoe, and learn about the region’s volcanic and Maori history.

DAY 19
Auckland via Hobbiton

Experience the wonderful world of Hobbiton on your journey north to Auckland

Enjoy a private transfer from Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton, where you can explore the picturesque movie set used in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Marvel at the charming Hobbit holes, gardens, and other iconic locations before continuing your journey to Auckland. With a private transfer, you can travel in comfort and style, with the added benefit of stopping at Hobbiton for a unique and unforgettable experience. Don’t miss the chance to visit this enchanting film location and create lasting memories on your transfer from Rotorua to Auckland.

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    2 nights at The Hotel Britomart

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    Approximate Distance: 228km

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    Total Driving Time: 3 hrs 30 mins

DAY 20
Relax in Auckland

Free time in the City of Sails

To get the lay of the land perhaps start your day with a visit to the Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, for stunning views of the city. Head to the Auckland Art Gallery to discover New Zealand’s art and cultural heritage. Then, explore the Viaduct Harbour and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and cafes. Take a ferry to the nearby islands, such as Waiheke Island, to enjoy wine tasting and beautiful beaches.

Aucklands Waterfront
DAY 21-27
Fly to Fiji and transfer to your Manamanuca Island Resort

Today the luxurious Likuliku Lagoon Resort awaits

Located in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji, the Likuliku Lagoon Resort offers a luxurious and unforgettable tropical escape. Spend seven nights in one of the resort’s stunning overwater bungalows, surrounded by crystal-clear waters and pristine white sand beaches. Start your days with a leisurely breakfast overlooking the lagoon before exploring the resort’s many activities, including snorkeling, paddleboarding, or taking a dip in the infinity pool.

Indulge in the resort’s world-class spa treatments, with a range of massages and treatments available to soothe and relax you. In the evenings, enjoy romantic candlelit dinners at the resort’s restaurant, which offers a fusion of Fijian and international cuisine, followed by drinks at the bar.

Take a guided snorkeling tour to explore the colorful marine life of the surrounding reefs or go on a sunset sail to see the beautiful Mamanuca Islands from the water. You can also take a visit to a nearby Fijian village to learn about the local culture and traditions.

Throughout your stay, enjoy the warm and friendly service of the resort’s staff, who are dedicated to making your stay truly unforgettable. The Likuliku Lagoon Resort is the perfect destination for those seeking a luxurious and relaxing tropical getaway, surrounded by the beauty of Fiji’s natural landscapes and the warmth of its people.

DAY 28
Farewell from Fiji

Today return to Viti Levu and the airport at Nadi for your onward flight


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