15 or 18 days
New Zealand, Australia
Embark on the path less traveled during this expedition to New Zealand and Australia. Meet with the Aboriginal and Maori people to learn about their customs. Spend time beneath the Southern Hemisphere stars. Stretch your legs on beaches, rainforest paths, and city streets. It won’t take long for you to fall for the land down under.
  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a tour of Auckland

    Visit the Auckland Sky Tower

    Dinner in Auckland
  • Day 4: Hokianga

    Visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves

    Take a twilight walking tour through the magnificent Waipoua Forest

  • Day 5: Hokianga • Paihia

    Meet with students at a local school

    Visit a Maori marae

    Enjoy a Maori Martial Arts and Flax-Weaving Demonstration

  • Day 6: Russell Island • Paihia

    Enjoy a Dolphin-Watching Bay of Islands 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

  • Day 8: Sunshine Coast

    Spend the day exploring the Sunshine Coast by canoe

    Enjoy morning tea and a BBQ lunch

  • Day 9: Sunshine Coast • Fraser Island

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Fraser Island

    Fraser Island

    Explore rainforests, eucalyptus woodlands, sand dunes and beaches on this unforgettable full-day excursion on Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. A National Park Ranger provides insightful commentary as you explore Lake McKenzie, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek and the famous 75 Mile Beach. You’ll also enjoy morning tea and a buffet lunch. 

  • Day 10: Surfers Paradise

    Transfer to Surfers Paradise

    Dinner in Surfer's Paradise
  • Day 11: Surfers Paradise

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Take in Australia’s largest preserved subtropical rainforest today on this full-day optional tour. Travelling by off-road vehicle, you’ll learn how to throw a boomerang and attempt to play the didgeridoo, all before enjoying an included Aussie barbecue lunch.  

    Dinner in Surfer's Paradise
  • Day 12: Surfers Paradise • Brisbane • Sydney

    Fly to Sydney

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

    Dinner in Sydney
  • Day 13: Sydney

    Take a walking tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Dinner in Sydney
  • Day 14: Sydney

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Explore two sides of Sydney. Take a ferry to Taronga Zoo, where you'll join a local guide in discovering Australia's famous animals and natural habitats. Return to Circular Quay and 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. Lunch is included.  

    Dinner in Sydney
  • Day 15: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 15: Sydney • Cairns • 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

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  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a tour of Auckland

    Visit the Auckland Sky Tower

    Dinner in Auckland
  • Day 4: Hokianga

    Visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves

    Take a twilight walking tour through the magnificent Waipoua Forest

  • Day 5: Hokianga • Paihia

    Meet with students at a local school

    Visit a Maori marae

    Enjoy a Maori Martial Arts and Flax-Weaving Demonstration

  • Day 6: Russell Island • Paihia

    Enjoy a Dolphin-Watching Bay of Islands 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

  • Day 8: Sunshine Coast

    Spend the day exploring the Sunshine Coast by canoe

    Enjoy morning tea and a BBQ lunch

  • Day 9: Sunshine Coast • Fraser Island

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Fraser Island

    Fraser Island

    Explore rainforests, eucalyptus woodlands, sand dunes and beaches on this unforgettable full-day excursion on Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. A National Park Ranger provides insightful commentary as you explore Lake McKenzie, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek and the famous 75 Mile Beach. You’ll also enjoy morning tea and a buffet lunch. 

  • Day 10: Surfers Paradise

    Transfer to Surfers Paradise

    Dinner in Surfer's Paradise
  • Day 11: Surfers Paradise

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Take in Australia’s largest preserved subtropical rainforest today on this full-day optional tour. Travelling by off-road vehicle, you’ll learn how to throw a boomerang and attempt to play the didgeridoo, all before enjoying an included Aussie barbecue lunch.  

    Dinner in Surfer's Paradise
  • Day 12: Surfers Paradise • Brisbane • Sydney

    Fly to Sydney

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

    Dinner in Sydney
  • Day 13: Sydney

    Take a walking tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Dinner in Sydney
  • Day 14: Sydney

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Explore two sides of Sydney. Take a ferry to Taronga Zoo, where you'll join a local guide in discovering Australia's famous animals and natural habitats. Return to Circular Quay and 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. Lunch is included.  

    Dinner in Sydney
  • Day 15: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 15: Sydney • Cairns • 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

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    10 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 3 overnight stays in cabins with shared camp-style bathrooms (15 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast daily; 7 dinners (8 with extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director (3 with extension); 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Auckland Sky Tower; Maori marae; martial arts and weaving demonstration; Waipoua Forest; Kawiti Glow Worm Caves; Bay of Islands dolphin cruise; Waitangi Treaty Museum; Hangi dinner; canoe excursion; Hyde Park Barracks; Royal Botanic Gardens; with extension: Great Barrier Reef excursion; Cape Tribulation excursion

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Full-time Tour Director

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

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

Pricing that makes travel possible

Our prices include airfare, hotels, meals, a full-time Tour Director, and more.

Payment options

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