15 or 18 days

New Zealand, Australia

Traveling anywhere is an incredible adventure, but when you add an expedition into tomorrow, you start to realize that New Zealand and Australia are truly a world away. Meeting with the Aboriginal and Maori people to learn their customs, spending time beneath the southern hemisphere stars, and stretching your legs on beaches, rainforest paths, and city streets; it’s all so exciting, so different down under.

Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

Day 3: Auckland

Meet your Tour Director at the airport
Take a tour of Auckland

Day 4: Hokianga

Travel to Hokianga
Visit a Maori marae
Enjoy a Maori bone carving and weaving demonstration
Take a twilight walking tour through the magnificent Waipoua Forest

Day 5: Hokianga • Paihia

Meet with students at a local school
Visit the Waiariki hot pools
Visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves

Day 6: Russell Island • Paihia

Enjoy a Bay of Islands dolphin cruise
Explore Russell island
Return to Paihia by ferry
Participate in a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum
Enjoy a traditional hangi dinner

Day 7: Paihia • Brisbane • Sunshine Coast

Fly to Brisbane
Travel to the Sunshine Coast

Day 8: Sunshine Coast

Enjoy an all-day canoe excursion
Enjoy morning tea and a BBQ lunch

Day 9: Sunshine Coast • Fraser Island

Day 10: Surfers Paradise

Enjoy free time in Surfers Paradise
Dinner in Surfer’s Paradise

Day 11: Surfers Paradise

Day 12: Surfers Paradise • Brisbane • Sydney

Travel to Brisbane airport
Fly to Sydney
Visit Sydney Tower

Day 13: Sydney

Visit the National Opal Collection
Take a walking tour of Sydney
Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens
Take a walking tour of The Rocks
Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Day 14: Sydney

Day 15: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

Day 15: Sydney • Port Douglas

Fly to Cairns
Explore Cairns on your own
Take a tour of Mossman Gorge

Day 16: Great Barrier Reef • Port Douglas

Enjoy a Great Barrier Reef cruise

Day 17: Cape Tribulation • Port Douglas

Enjoy a Cape Tribulation crocodile river cruise

Day 18: Depart for home