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Sydney. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 78.6 78.4 76.6 72.3 67.1 62.6 61.3 64 68 71.8 74.5 77.4
Average Low 65.7 65.8 63.7 58.5 52.9 48.7 46.6 48.2 52 56.5 60.1 63.5
Average Rainfall 3.98 4.646 5.106 5.004 4.72 5.197 3.835 3.142 2.693 3.028 3.319 3.043
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Cairns. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 74.1 88.2 87.1 84.6 81.7 78.8 78.3 79.9 82.6 85.1 87.1 88.5
Average Low 74.7 74.8 73.4 70.9 67.8 64.2 62.8 63.3 65.7 69.1 72.1 74.1
Average Rainfall 15.563 17.74 16.701 7.681 3.598 1.783 1.157 1.047 1.331 1.831 3.732 6.972
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Great Barrier Reef. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 88.7 87.98 86.9 84.56 81.5 82.04 78.08 79.7 82.04 84.92 87.08 88.52
Average Low 74.48 74.66 73.4 70.7 67.82 63.68 62.6 63.5 65.48 68.9 71.96 73.94
Average Rainfall 15.9449 17.0866 16.6929 7.75591 3.89764 1.92913 1.1811 1.06299 1.37795 1.49606 3.50394 6.88976
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Melbourne. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 78.6 78.4 75 68.5 62.1 57.4 56.3 59 63.1 67.5 71.6 75.6
Average Low 57.7 58.3 55.8 51.4 47.7 44.4 42.8 44.1 46.4 49.3 52.2 55.4
Average Rainfall 1.843 1.89 1.972 2.256 2.193 1.949 1.87 1.969 2.283 2.598 2.374 2.327
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Auckland. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 73.6 74.7 72.3 68.2 63.9 59.9 58.5 59.2 61.7 64 67.1 70.9
Average Low 59.4 60.4 57.9 53.8 50.5 46.6 44.8 45.5 48 50.7 53.6 57.2
Average Rainfall 2.886 2.602 3.437 3.913 4.433 4.976 5.713 4.661 4.138 3.945 3.378 3.654
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Waitomo. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 70 71 69 65 61 57 55 56 58 60 63 66
Average Low 57 57 55 52 49 46 44 44 47 49 51 55
Average Rainfall 2.1 3.3 2.7 4.1 4.4 4.8 4.3 4.0 4.2 4.6 4.0 4.2
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Rotorua. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 63.9 64.2 60.8 55.9 51.3 47.3 46 47.1 50.4 53.6 57 61.2
Average Low 54.7 55.4 52 47.3 43.3 39.7 38.3 39.4 42.4 45.7 48.6 52.7
Average Rainfall 3.65 3.697 3.906 4.22 4.602 5.358 5.295 5.173 4.303 4.421 3.693 4.496
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Queenstown. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 71.2 71.2 65.8 59 53.1 47.1 46 49.6 55.2 59.5 62.8 67.5
Average Low 49.6 48.9 45 39.7 36.1 31.5 28.9 32.4 36.5 39.7 42.8 46.9
Average Rainfall 2.547 1.98 2.102 2.213 2.697 2.815 1.98 2.606 2.457 2.614 2.504 2.965
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Milford Sound. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 58.5 58.6 55.9 51.8 47.1 42.6 41.5 44.4 47.5 50.2 53.2 56.1
Average Low 50.7 50.5 47.8 43.9 40.1 36 34.3 36.3 39.4 42.3 45.5 48.7
Average Rainfall 28.425 17.902 23.429 20.992 23.488 19.177 16.681 18.248 21.709 25.209 21.575 27.563
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Mt. Cook. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 68.9 69.3 64.2 58.1 51.8 45.7 43.7 47.5 53.4 57.6 61.7 64.8
Average Low 48.2 47.8 44.2 39.2 34.7 30.2 28 30.6 34.7 38.5 41.7 45.1
Average Rainfall 18.012 10.961 16.453 14.291 14.059 12.382 12.016 12.339 11.709 18.854 16.307 19.181
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Christchurch. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 72.9 71.8 68.9 63.9 58.5 53.6 52.3 54.9 59.5 63 66.7 70
Average Low 54.1 54 50.7 45.9 40.8 36.1 35.4 37.8 41.4 44.8 48 51.8
Average Rainfall 1.508 1.665 1.764 1.819 2.508 2.398 2.693 2.535 1.618 2.079 1.803 1.949
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
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Australia & New Zealand

17 days/14 nights - from $6,410 per person including airfare from Los Angeles
Take a 14-night trip and discover Australia and New Zealand. Start in Sydney, where you see the famous Sydney Opera House and take a lunch cruise through Sydney Harbor. Afterward, travel to Cairns and spend a full day at the Great Barrier Reef. From Cairns, fly to Melbourne and visit Queen Victoria Market and the Shrine of Remembrance. Next, fly to Auckland, New Zealand, and visit the Harbor Bridge and Mt. Eden for a beautiful view of the city and harbor. Then travel to Rotorua, along the way visiting the Waitomo Caves. Once in Rotorua, see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Rainbow Springs. Then, fly to Queenstown and take an excursion to see Milford Sound and view the iconic Mitre Peak. Finally, drive through Kawarau Gorge and Lindis Pass, and view Mt. Cook on your way to Christchurch, where you spend a night before returning to the US. Starting from $6410, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.
Day 1 - USA/Sydney
Depart the US on Fiji Airways trans-Pacific flight to Sydney.
 
Day 2 - En Route
Cross the International Date Line.
 
Day 3 - Sydney
Arrive in Sydney and transfer to hotel. (Hyatt Regency/Radisson Blu Plaza)
 
Day 4 - Sydney
After breakfast, begin a day of touring with the city's must-see sights, including Sydney's birthplace (The Rocks), Sydney Opera House, and Mrs Macquaries Chair. Wander Manley and Bondi beaches, stop at Arabanoo Lookout and pass through picturesque Milsons Point. Take in stunning views aboard Captain Cook's lunch cruise in spectacular Sydney Harbor. (B/L)
 
Day 5 - Sydney
Full day free to explore the city on your own. (B)
 
Day 6 - Sydney/Cairns
Fly to Cairns and transfer to your hotel. (Pacific/Pullman Cairns) (B)
 
Day 7 - Cairns
After breakfast, board the Kuranda Scenic Train and visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you experience a dance performance, museum and lunch. (B/L)

Day 8 - Great Barrier Reef

Enjoy an exciting full day on the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise by catamaran to the stunning Marine World coral reef location. Enjoy morning tea, an informative presentation by a marine biologist, a buffet lunch, semi-submersible tours, glass-bottom boat tours, and underwater observatory coral viewing. All snorkeling equipment, wet suit and Lycra suit are included, and a qualified snorkeling advisor is on hand. Scuba diving available at additional cost. (B/L)
 
Day 9 - Cairns/Melbourne
Fly to Melbourne and transfer to your hotel. (Grand Mercure Swanston/Sofitel) (B)
 
Day 10 - Melbourne
Morning tour includes Queen Victoria Market, the Shrine of Remembrance, King's Domain Gardens and Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Royal Exhibition Buildings. Drive down Collins Street, the ultimate shopping strip and business center of the city, and see world-renowned Melbourne Cricket Ground. (B)
 
Day 11 - Melbourne/Auckland
Fly to Auckland, New Zealand, and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, as time permits, a city tour takes you to the Harbor Bridge and Mt. Eden for a beautiful view of the city and harbor and to the War Memorial Museum. (Rydges/SkyCity) (B)
 
Day 12 - Auckland/Waitomo/Rotorua
Travel by motorcoach to Waitomo Caves and visit the magical glow-worm grotto. Continue to the wonderful thermal springs of Rotorua. (Sudima/Rotorua Lakeside Novotel) (B/L)
 
Day 13 - Rotorua
A morning visit to the Agrodome features an entertaining agricultural show, followed by Rainbow Springs. At Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, you visit the Maori Cultural Arts and Crafts Center, followed by a guided tour of the soaring geysers and bubbling mud pools. Afternoon free. Evening, feast and cultural entertainment. (B/D)
 
Day 14 - Rotorua/Queenstown
Fly to Queenstown and transfer to hotel. (Copthorne Lakefront/Millennium) (B)
 
Day 15 - Milford Sound
Drive from Queenstown through the Fiordland, National Park where lush rainforests meet snow-capped mountains. On arrival at Milford Sound, enjoy a cruise on the tranquil waters of the Fiord, with a view of the iconic Mitre Peak and the waterfalls. Return to Queenstown. (B/L)
 
Day 16 - Queenstown/Mt. Cook/Christchurch
In the morning, travel overland to Christchurch. Drive through the Kawarau Gorge and Lindis Pass and view Mt. Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. (Rydges Latimer/George) (B)
 
Day 17 – Christchurch/USA
Depart for the US via Fiji Airways, and arrive home the same day. Or take our Fiji Extension. (Fiji Airways flies Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from Christchurch. If flying on a different day, add flight Christchurch to Auckland.) (B) 

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Land Only *Single Supplement
2020
April 1-30
$6620 FC
$7180 D
$5620 FC
$6180 D
$2315 FC
$2710 D
May 1-31
$6410 FC
$6675 D
$5410
$5675
$2110
$2210
June 1-14
$6410 FC
$6760 D
$5410 FC
$5760 D
$2110 FC
$2290 D
June 15 - July 24
$7090 FC
$7445 D
$5485 FC
$5845 D
$2190 FC
$2375 D
July 25 - August 31
$6490 FC
$6845 D
$5485 FC
$5845 D
$2190 FC
$2375 D
September 1-30
$6650 FC
$6845 D
$5650 FC
$5845 D
$2350 FC
$2375 D
October 1 - November 30
$6875 FC
$7330 D
$5875 FC
$6325 D
$2540 FC
$2820 D
December 1-14
$6875 FC
$7190 D
$5875 FC
$6190 D
$2540 FC
$2680 D
December 15-31
$7475 FC
$7790 D
$5875 FC
$6190 D
$2540 FC
$2680 D
2021
January 1-10
$7475 FC
$7790 D
$5875 FC
$6190 D
$2540 FC
$2680 D
January 11-31
$6875 FC
$7190 D
$5875 FC
$6190 D
$2540 FC
$2680 D
February 1 - March 31
$6925 FC
$7435 D
$5920 FC
$6435 D
$2590 FC
$2930 D
  • Land & Air prices are per person based on double occupancy and include government taxes and fees. For details, refer to the Tour Features on page 2.
  • Hotels are FC (first-class) and D (deluxe), as indicated.

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Tour Features

  • Round trip trans-Pacific airfare via Fiji Airways coach class
  • Local airfare as per itinerary
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Sydney and Cairns
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Melbourne, Rotorua, and Queenstown
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Auckland and Christchurch
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, and 1 dinner
  • Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees  

Fiji Extension (optional)
  • Round trip airfare to Nadi via Fiji Airways, coach class
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights in a double occupancy room in Nadi at either First Landing, garden bure (FC) or Sofitel, superior room (D)
  • Breakfast daily

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • First Class (FC): Hyatt Regency (Sydney), Pacific (Cairns), Grand Mercure Swanston (Melbourne), Rydges (Auckland), Sudima (Rotorua), Copthorne Lakefront (Queenstown), Rydges Latimer (Christchurch)
  • Deluxe (D): Radisson Blu Plaza (Sydney), Pullman Cairns (Cairns), Sofitel (Melbourne), SkyCity (Auckland), Rotorua Lakeside Novotel (Rotorua), Millennium (Queenstown), George (Christchurch)
  • If above hotels or Fiji Airways are not available at the time of  reservation, alternative hotels at the same  category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued within 30 days of reservation; full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions and add-on air fares from various US cities are available  

Fiji Extension
4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

Day 1 - Christchurch/Nadi
Board your Fiji Airways flight to the idyllic island of Fiji. Arrive at Nadi International Airport, and transfer to your beach resort. (First Landing, garden bure/Sofitel, superior room)

Day 2 - Nadi
Full day free, or take an optional half-day tour through beautiful Sabeto Valley to Garden of Sleeping Giants. (B)

Day 3 -  Nadi
Full day free to relax on the beach or explore the island on your own. (B)

Day 4 - Nadi/USA
Board your Fiji Airways flight and arrive home in the US. (B)


The following Land & Air prices include Government Taxes & Fees

Departure Dates

Land Only

Single Supplement

Apr 1 - Jun 25

$350 FC
$760 D

$350 FC
$595 D

Jun 26 - Oct 20

$350 FC
$830 D

$350 FC
$665 D

Oct 21 '19 - Mar 31 '20

$350 FC
$640 D

$350 FC
$470 D

 If flying Fiji Airways, additional taxes apply for Nadi stopover.


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