Exclusive: Australia & New Zealand Uncovered

    Book Early & Save | 22-Days | October 31 - November 21, 2022 | Offer expires March 26, 2022

    Exclusive: Australia & New Zealand Uncovered

    All-in Price: $10,019CAD* Per Person

    Single Supplement: $2,450CAD

    *Rate is per person, land only, based on double occupancy in Canadian Dollars including taxes.

    Deposit: $600CAD Per Person is due upon reservation

    Final Payment Date: September 1, 2022

    Photo: Sydney Opera House

    Uncover the core of Maori culture in New Zealand. Dive into the unparalleled Outback of Australia. This is Oceania, a paradise in the South Pacific. Experience true adventures on these Collette small group tour. 

    Small Group Travel rewards travellers with new perspectives. With just 12-24 passengers, these are the personal adventures that today's cultural explorers dream of.

    Highlights: 

    • Maori Culture in Wellington
    • Cook Strait, Nelson
    • Abel Tasman National Park
    • Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks
    • Choice on Tour, Franz Josef
    • New Zealand’s Wild West Coast
    • Queenstown, Milford Sound
    • Sydney Opera House
    • Adelaide Hills
    • Barossa Valley
    • Sounds of Silence Dinner at Uluru
    • Great Barrier Reef

    Tour Inclusions:

    • Inter-flights from Queenstown
    • Hotel transfers
    • Motor coach transportation
    • Accommodations
    • Hotel luggage handling (porterage)
    • Admission to attractions as outlined in your itinerary 
    • Gratuities for bellmen, door attendants and wait staff
    • 31-meals: 19-breakfasts, 5-lunches, 7-dinners

    Tour Exclusions:

    • International round-trip airfare
    • Travel insurance

    Airfare with supplier is available on request. Complimentary airport transfers are not applicable when booking your own airfare. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

    Australia & New Zealand Uncovered Itinerary:

    Photo: Map of Australia & New Zealand Uncovered Itinerary 

    Days 1-2: Overnight Flight

    October 31, 2022 - November 2, 2022

    Encounter the untamed vitality and the captivating culture of New Zealand and Australia – a perfect blend of wildlife and urban energy that is rooted in tradition but is ever evolving with the Outback air. Delve into the South Pacific heritage and get a close look at New Zealand’s Maori lifestyle and the roots of Australia’s Aboriginal groups.

    Day 3: Wellington, New Zealand - Tour Begins

    November 2, 2022

    Your journey starts in New Zealand. Feel the ever-present heartbeat of Maori culture on this set of islands. Comprised of natural beauty and striking contrasts, live the Kiwi lifestyle for the next 10 days. Say hello to Wellington, the colourful capital city of New Zealand. Take in the gourmet eats, seaside charm, and scenic coastline as you feel the warm ocean breeze of the “Windy City.”

    Day 4: Wellington

    November 3, 2022

    Jump right into Maori culture with a traditional powhiri, an elaborate ceremony for welcoming guests. Marvel at the carved wakas, sleek canoes of intricate design, at a Maori culture centre. Get exclusive access to an archaeological site not open to the public during a guided exploration of a waterfront pa (Maori for village). Taste Maori heritage in a Hangi dish and discover the roots of the culture at the Te Papa Museum. Admire the rolling waves as you share conversation, connecting over dinner.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Photo: Marlborough Sounds seen from ferry from Wellington to Picton, New Zealand

    Day 5: Wellington - Picton - Nelson

    November 4, 2022

    Surrounded by green slopes and rolling mountains, the Cook Strait will offer a picturesque landscape as you cruise over the stunning waters on your way to the South Island. Visit Nelson, the oldest city on the island. Enjoy an evening at leisure to experience this coastal hub, full of local works and a trending foodie scene. This local art hub highlights works from the area, artisan food markets, and sparkling waters.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Day 6: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park - Nelson

    November 5, 2022

    Explore the open-air Nelson Market, featuring delicious foods and goods. Chat with artisans as you walk along the spirited stalls and peruse an ever-evolving library of Kiwi crafts. Venture on to Kaiteriteri, a coastal paradise where you’ll set sail through the graceful natural beauty of Abel Tasman National Park. Coast over the crystal-clear waters and pass reaching trees huddled along the shore. A picnic lunch awaits at the Anchorage, a scenic bay set amongst gentle waves and sandy coasts.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 7: Nelson - Hokitika

    November 6, 2022

    Today venture to the natural phenomenon of Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks. Feel the spray of the ocean crashing against these unique limestone formations with a flapjack façade. Tonight, dine at your beachfront hotel, a natural haven of craggy peaks and lively waterspouts.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 8: Hokitika - Franz Josef

    November 7, 2022

    Wake up in Hokitika, better known as a “cool little town.” Head to Hokitika Gorge for a taste of New Zealand’s beloved West Coast nature. Return to town for a tour, ending with a walk along the beach and some free time to explore on your own. Make your way to Franz Josef, New Zealand’s glacier country. Discover the area’s seaside allure by combing the beach in search of New Zealand jade or perhaps you’ll explore the shops and eateries in town.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Day 9: Franz Josef

    Choose how to start your day because it’s your choice! View the Franz Josef Glacier with a local guide, traversing an exclusive trail not open to the public -OR- get a glimpse of kiwis at the West Coast Wildlife Centre, where you’ll learn more about conservation and rehabilitation of this national icon. Enjoy free time to relax. Perhaps you will step into the rainforest and soak in the steamy thermal waters of the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Day 10: Franz Josef - Queenstown

    November 9, 2022

    Journey through the thick rainforest and emerge on the “wild” west coast. With cliffs and beaches on your right and the southern snowcapped Alps on your left, there will be no shortage of riveting landscapes to capture your eye. Pause in Wanaka, a slice of tranquility nestled along a mountain-lined lake. Continue to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, and settle into your home for the next 3 nights.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Day 11: Queenstown

    November 10, 2022

    Journey through the thick rainforest and emerge on the “wild” west coast. With cliffs and beaches on your right and the southern snowcapped Alps on your left, there will be no shortage of riveting landscapes to capture your eye. Pause in Wanaka, a slice of tranquility nestled along a mountain-lined lake. Continue to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, and settle into your home for the next 3-nights.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Photo: Queenstown, New Zealand landscape

    Day 12: Queenstown

    November 11, 2022

    Today is yours! Explore the adventure capital whichever way your heart desires. Perhaps you’ll choose an optional tour to Mt. Nicholas Farm, where you’ll get a hands-on experience with merino wool. Or you might choose to experience the thrill of a jetboat ride on the Shotover River. Tonight, gather around the table as a welcomed guest when you join a local Kiwi family for a home cooked dinner.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 13: Queenstown - Sydney, Australia

    November 12, 2022

    Wish New Zealand goodbye and enter Australia, home to expansive Outback and lively waterfront cities. Start your Aussie adventure in Sydney, the country’s largest city.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Day 14: Sydney

    November 13, 2022

    During a city tour get a glimpse at all the main highlights Sydney has to offer. Then, take a step into the past and explore the historic Rocks neighbourhood, situated along the edge of Sydney Harbour. Continue along to the port Circular Quay before strolling through the winding paths of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Here, you’ll delve into Aboriginal culture by learning about native plants and foraging for traditional foods. Go behind the scenes of the Sydney Opera House on an expert-led guided tour of this legendary venue. As the sun sets, admire the city skyline on a dinner cruise through Sydney Harbour and watch the sky transform into a myriad of pinks and oranges over the iconic Sydney Opera House.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 15: Sydney

    November 14, 2022

    Make the most of your final day in Sydney with a full day at leisure where you can take advantage of your included hop-on, hop-off ferry passes! Or, you may choose to go on an optional Sydney Foodie Safari or take in a performance at the Sydney Opera House.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Photo: Aerial view of Sydney, Australia skyline

    Day 16: Sydney - Adelaide - Hahndorf

    November 15, 2022

    Set off on a short flight to Adelaide, the cosmopolitan hub of South Australia. Indulge in a wine tasting at d’Arenberg Cube, home to eccentric architecture and vibrant surroundings, and discover why the wine maker is referred to as the “Willy Wonka of Wines.” Visit Hahndorf, a charming village in the Adelaide Hills and the oldest surviving German settlement in Australia. Get a taste of German cuisine and local flavours at tonight’s dinner.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 17: Hahndorf - Barossa Valley - Hahndorf

    November 16, 2022

    Treat your taste buds to a full-day exploration of the Barossa Valley’s fine food and wine. Breathe in the calming essence of lavender at Lyndoch Lavender Farm, joining an expert on a guided tour of the estate. Savour a light lunch during a lavender tea party, featuring flavorful bites and lavender sweets. Your vintner voyage continues with a tour and tasting at the famous Seppeltsfield Winery, one of the oldest in the Barossa Valley.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 18: Hahndorf - Adelaide - Uluru (Ayers Rock)

    November 17, 2022

    Your adventure continues to Uluru (Ayers Rock). After your flight from Adelaide, relish in free time this afternoon before gathering for an unforgettable evening set in the backdrop of this Aboriginal destination. Experience the Sounds of Silence dinner, a gourmet meal overlooking the glowing Uluru. As the sun drops behind the horizon and the Milky Way starts to twinkle, relax as you eat dinner under a bed of stars, overlooking Australia’s greatest natural wonder.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 19: Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Cairns

    November 18, 2022

    Get a close look at the iconic, monstrous red rocks emerging from the earth, sprung up as if beckoned toward the clouds. On a guided tour of Uluru’s base and the neighboring Kata Tjuta rock formations, discover the heritage of Australia’s Aboriginal people. Fly to Cairns and enjoy an evening at leisure, getting to know this gateway to an underwater paradise.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Photo: Person snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

    Day 20: Cairns - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

    November 19, 2022

    Board a glass-bottom catamaran and sail to the Low Isles to discover the aquatic realm of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the day however you please, perhaps choosing from a selection of included activities. Maybe you’ll soak up the sun on a tiny remote island,* located along the outer reef. Or consider snorkelling in the rolling waves, uncovering a pod of vibrant sea life. You can also meet with a marine biologist, or join an expert on a heritage trail walk along the island.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 21: Cairns

    November 20, 2022

    Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax or explore the tropical city of Cairns. Toast to the end of your journey at a farewell dinner, reflecting on your Outback escapade.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 22: Cairns - Tour Ends

    November 21, 2022

    Your tour of New Zealand and Australia comes to a close today.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Extend Your Holiday with 4-Days/3-Nights in Fiji:

    Rate: $1,645CAD Per Person, double, land & air inclusive

    Includes 4-meals: 3-breakfasts, 1-dinner

    Day 22: Cairns - Nadi, Fiji

    Arrive in the beautiful tropical paradise of Fiji. Fijians are warm and friendly, with a welcoming, vibrant culture. The expansive sandy beaches and clear ocean waters draw visitors from around the world. Now’s your time to sit back and recharge from your South Pacific journey.

    Day 23: Fiji

    Your day is free to explore everything that your resort has to offer. Relax by the beach and pool, or choose one of the many fun, adventurous activities available to you from the hotel activities desk. Tonight, enjoy a lovely dinner.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 24: Fiji

    Enjoy another day of rest and relaxation. The friendly concierge and activities staff will help you get the most out of your time.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Day 25: Fiji - Tour Ends

    Your time in Fiji comes to an end today.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to flight schedules, on some departures the optional Fiji extension is 2-nights and is slightly lower priced. A minimum of 6-passengers is required for this extension to operate. Extensions are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. Independently explore this destination! While this extension is not hosted or guided, it is intended to give you freedom and flexibility to explore a destination – or return to a favourite one. A local representative will accompany you from the airport to the hotel and be available at designated times. Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Air inclusive rate is valid for guests who have purchased our air package for the full tour. Rate will vary for those who have purchased their own air. The overall activity level of this extension is a level 1. This means you can handle at least one flight of stairs, board a coach, and walk for 15-30 minutes at a time with little difficulty.

    Enhance Your Trip with Optional Excursions: 

    Personalize your tour by adding an optional activity below. Our recommended options have been carefully chosen to help enhance your individual experience

    Cairns

    • Outer Reef Experience - $206CAD Per Person

    Queenstown

    • A Blaze of Glory on the Shotover River - $165CAD Per Preson
    • Mt. Nicholas Farm Experience - $82CAD Per Person

    Sydney

    • Dinner and Performance at the Sydney Opera House - $384CAD Per Person
    • A Sydney Foodie Safari - $199CAD Per Person

    Availability is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment must be received no later than 15 days prior to departure. Prices are subject to change. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Offer expires March 26, 2022. Don't delay and book Australia & New Zealand today!

    Terms And Conditions

    A deposit of $600 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of March 26, 2022 are based upon availability. Final payment due by September 01, 2022. Deposits are refundable up until April 02, 2022. The overall activity level of this tour is a level 3. This means you’re an on-the-go traveller. You don’t want to miss a thing, so walking and standing for longer periods of time (1-2 hours) isn’t a big deal. You can navigate hills and uneven ground, climb into various modes of transportation (tuk-tuk, cable car, Zodiac, etc.), and could possibly anticipate changes in elevation. You can expect some longer days balanced with free-time to recharge or set out on your own adventure. Travel Documents: Valid Passport issued by your country of citizenship or nationality and Visa (if required). Visa Requirements: US and Canadian citizens: ETA’s (Electronic Travel Authority) are required for this tour. For your Australia ETA: Travel Agents that have access to a CRS system can process your ETA at no charge or they may call the guest's airline no earlier than 30-days prior to departure (credit card is required). If you do not have access to a CRS system, you will be supplied with an ETA form and asked to fax this information back to us 45-days prior to departure. Please contact your travel advisor to send the fax in care of the Australian ETA Coordinator. For travel to New Zealand, your NZeTA must be processed in advance through the New Zealand Immigration online system by contacting your travel advisor. There is a cost (approximate cost of 12 NZD) or through their mobile app NZeTA (approximate cost of 9 NZD) in addition to Tourism Levy of 35 NZD. Rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority. Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all travel outside of your home Province. Effective January 01, 2020, OHIP will no longer covers emergency medical services for any Ontarian traveling outside of Canada. COVID-19: Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify the information you will be providing to Collette when filling out the Wellness Declaration upon arrival.

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