Great Barrier Reef & Down Under Cruise Tour Sydney Auckland 2020
Country:
New Zealand
Embark:
Disembark:
Auckland
Uncover the natural qualities that make Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand spectacularly unique during an 18-day combination cruise and inland tour. Drift along a river in the iconic UNESCO Daintree Rainforest, earth’s oldest and most continuous tropical forest. Swim or snorkel offshore in the Great Barrier Reef. Scan sandy beaches and shoreline grasslands of Freycinet National Park for waddling fairy penguins. Swirl and savor deep crimson hues and layered flavors in Australian Shiraz wines made from Barossa Valley old vines. Sample sweet Lamingtons—sponge cake dipped in chocolate and dusted with shredded coconut—paired with bush tea’s earthy, roasted-nut flavors. Peer skyward at towering castal ranges and misty veiled waterfalls along Fiordland National Parks’ steep coastlines.
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Tour Highlights

  • Snorkel and swim in the Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
  • Look for the diverse wildlife of the Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO site
  • Learn about the ancient culture of the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people at the Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Spend Christmas on Phillip Island and celebrate with the Penguin Parade
  • Have your binoculars out for scenic cruising in Fiordland National Park
  • Visit Bluff, the oldest European settlement in New Zealand and home of the best oysters in the world
  • Ride a double-decker bus to visit the International Antarctic Centre and go punting on the Avon River in Christchurch
  • See the hidden harbors of Beauty Point, Phillip Island and Freycinet National Park
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