12 or 15 days
Auckland, Rotorua, Sydney, Cairns, with extension to Honolulu
Far away on the other side of the globe, Australia and New Zealand boast exotic wildlife, beautiful nature and fascinating indigenous cultures. The Maori people of Rotorua are still very active in the society—experience their traditions at a Hangi feast. In Sydney, see where the first Europeans set foot, and in Cairns, explore the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef.
  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland • Rotorua

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Watch a sheep and dog show at the Agrodome

  • Day 4: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua Duck Tour

    Take a tour of a Rotorua geothermal park

    Visit a Maori Village for a traditional Hangi feast

  • Day 5: Rotorua • Auckland

    Ride the Skyline Gondola

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 6: Auckland • Sydney

    Fly to Sydney

    Dinner in Sydney
  • Day 7: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a harbour cruise

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Visit Sydney Tower

    Take a walking tour of The Rocks
  • Day 8: Sydney

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Featherdale Wildlife Park and Opera House

    Featherdale Wildlife Park and Opera House

    Get up-close and personal with Australia’s most iconic animals on a visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park. There, students will get a comprehensive lesson in the Learning Burrow—an outdoor amphitheatre designed to complement most high school curriculums. The local education officers give live lessons with four of the endemic Australian animals, and walk students through their habitat, behaviours and nutritional needs. Take a tour of the world-famous Opera House where you’ll go behind-the-scenes and see what it takes to get a live production on stage.

  • Day 9: Sydney • Cairns

    Fly to Cairns
  • Day 10: Cairns

    Take an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Snorkeling with a Marine Biologist

    Snorkeling with a Marine Biologist

    Enhance your time in the world’s largest reef system by opting for a snorkeling adventure with a marine biologist. Learn about the sights and sounds of the Great Barrier Reef from an expert who can teach you more about the animal and plant life you spot in this interactive, aquatic classroom.

  • Day 11: Cairns

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Kuranda

    Kuranda

    Your full-day excursion begins with a scenic train ride to the rainforest village of Kuranda. Pass through the lush Atherton Tablelands, a tropical rainforest home to waterfalls and dramatic mountain lookouts. After free time, descend via a gondola and visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park, where you’ll learn about traditional Aboriginal culture and customs through live dancing and boomerang throwing.

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 12: Cairns • Honolulu

    Explore Cairns on your own

    Fly to Honolulu

    Visit the USS Arizona Memorial

    Tour Honolulu with an expert local guide

    Dinner in Honolulu
  • Day 13: Honolulu

    Free day to relax and discover Honolulu

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Luau Evening

    Luau Evening

    Follow the gentle sounds of the ukulele to tonight’s luau, a traditional Hawaiian feast under the stars and swaying palm trees. Once you’ve put on your lei, sit back and enjoy the Polynesian art form of hula, as dancers in grass skirts and flowing gowns perform in perfect time to the beat of the drum. A luau feast usually features chicken, fish, pork and a variety of fresh island fruits and vegetables, so be sure to bring your appetite. 

  • Day 14: Honolulu • Depart for home

    See the Dole Plantation

    Visit the Waimea Valley

    Dinner in Honolulu
  • Day 15: Arrive home

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  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland • Rotorua

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Watch a sheep and dog show at the Agrodome

  • Day 4: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua Duck Tour

    Take a tour of a Rotorua geothermal park

    Visit a Maori Village for a traditional Hangi feast

  • Day 5: Rotorua • Auckland

    Ride the Skyline Gondola

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 6: Auckland • Sydney

    Fly to Sydney

    Dinner in Sydney
  • Day 7: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a harbour cruise

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Visit Sydney Tower

    Take a walking tour of The Rocks
  • Day 8: Sydney

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Featherdale Wildlife Park and Opera House

    Featherdale Wildlife Park and Opera House

    Get up-close and personal with Australia’s most iconic animals on a visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park. There, students will get a comprehensive lesson in the Learning Burrow—an outdoor amphitheatre designed to complement most high school curriculums. The local education officers give live lessons with four of the endemic Australian animals, and walk students through their habitat, behaviours and nutritional needs. Take a tour of the world-famous Opera House where you’ll go behind-the-scenes and see what it takes to get a live production on stage.

  • Day 9: Sydney • Cairns

    Fly to Cairns
  • Day 10: Cairns

    Take an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Snorkeling with a Marine Biologist

    Snorkeling with a Marine Biologist

    Enhance your time in the world’s largest reef system by opting for a snorkeling adventure with a marine biologist. Learn about the sights and sounds of the Great Barrier Reef from an expert who can teach you more about the animal and plant life you spot in this interactive, aquatic classroom.

  • Day 11: Cairns

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Kuranda

    Kuranda

    Your full-day excursion begins with a scenic train ride to the rainforest village of Kuranda. Pass through the lush Atherton Tablelands, a tropical rainforest home to waterfalls and dramatic mountain lookouts. After free time, descend via a gondola and visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park, where you’ll learn about traditional Aboriginal culture and customs through live dancing and boomerang throwing.

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 12: Cairns • Honolulu

    Explore Cairns on your own

    Fly to Honolulu

    Visit the USS Arizona Memorial

    Tour Honolulu with an expert local guide

    Dinner in Honolulu
  • Day 13: Honolulu

    Free day to relax and discover Honolulu

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Luau Evening

    Luau Evening

    Follow the gentle sounds of the ukulele to tonight’s luau, a traditional Hawaiian feast under the stars and swaying palm trees. Once you’ve put on your lei, sit back and enjoy the Polynesian art form of hula, as dancers in grass skirts and flowing gowns perform in perfect time to the beat of the drum. A luau feast usually features chicken, fish, pork and a variety of fresh island fruits and vegetables, so be sure to bring your appetite. 

  • Day 14: Honolulu • Depart for home

    See the Dole Plantation

    Visit the Waimea Valley

    Dinner in Honolulu
  • Day 15: Arrive home

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  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Breakfast daily; 4 dinners (6 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Rotorua Duck Tour; Maori Village; Skyline Gondola; Rotorua Agrodome; Whaka geothermal area; Barrier Reef; Sydney Tower; National Opal Collection; Harbor Cruise; WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo; With extension: USS Arizona War Memorial; Waimea Valley

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    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

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