Best of New Zealand with Cook Islands & Sydney
Experience the best of the Cook Islands, New Zealand, and Sydney on this unforgettable vacation filled with dramatic scenery, cultural exchanges, and top attractions. Start your vacation in the tropical Cook Islands with a sightseeing tour and plenty of leisure time to swim, snorkel, or relax on the beach.Then, you’ll experience some of New Zealand’s most majestic scenery throughout your tour. In the Bay of Islands, enjoy a scenic cruise to the iconic “Hole in the Rock.” In Rotorua, visit Te Puia to see New Zealand’s largest geyser and boiling mud pots. Continue south through New Zealand’s lush green North Island to Wellington and take a scenic inter-island ferry to New Zealand’s South Island. In Christchurch, board one of the world’s most scenic trains and travel across the Southern Alps. Two nights at Franz Josef won’t be enough as you admire the incredible views and have a chance to participate in a Glacier Valley walk. But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy an excursion to Fiordland National Park, boasting some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, where you’ll have an unforgettable cruise on Doubtful Sound. It’s not just amazing scenery you’ll experience on this Cooks Islands, New Zealand, and Sydney tour. Throughout the tour, Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, visit a local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunch, enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local winery in Queenstown, and join a local New Zealand family in Rotorua for dinner in their home. In the vibrant city of Sydney, enjoy a 3-night stay, a city sightseeing tour, and plenty of free time to explore on your own. From the tropical oasis of the Cook Islands to rugged and remote Doubtful Sound and cosmopolitan Sydney, it’s a vacation of a lifetime!
COOK ISLAND Sightseeing; Host serviceAUCKLAND SightseeingBAY OF ISLANDS Visit the Waitangi Treaty House; scenic cruiseROTORUA Dinner at a [LF] local family’s home; visit Rainbow Springs and Te Puia; traditional [LF] Hangi dinner and Maori cultural performanceMARTON Visit a [LF] local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunchWELLINGTON Sightseeing including cable car ride; visit the botanic gardens and Te PapaINTERISLANDER FERRY Scenic cruising across Cook StraitCHRISTCHURCH OrientationTRANZALPINE TRAIN Scenic train journeyFRANZ JOSEF Glacier Valley walkQUEENSTOWN [LF] Winery visit and tasting; visit Fiordland National Park; cruise on Doubtful SoundSYDNEY City sightseeing; Host service
American breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 6 dinners including a farewell dinner in Queenstown