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Australia & New Zealand Tours

Australia consists of the mainland continent as well as the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Indigenous Australians (aboriginals) inhabited the area for more than 38,000 years before Australia was "discovered" by Dutch explorers in 1606. The country has six states and several territories, each one different than the others, offering a whole new world of exploration. See what Australia has to offer.


Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and one of the country's largest cities. It also happens to be the first stop on many Australian itineraries, and for many reasons. Cruise ships of all lines dock at two locations, Overseas Passenger Terminal and White Bay. This city is as vibrant as the many nearby beaches - within a short drive, you'll hit the golden sand beaches of Bondi, Manly, and many more. However, Sydney is probably best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. With so many things to do and sightseeing opportunities, we could spend a full day going over all their tourist attractions and then some.


Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern state of Victoria. The cruise terminal at Station Pier is only 15 minutes from Melbourne's city centre or business district. The central business district is home to the modern Federation Square development with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. There are five major wine regions near Melbourne too, and the area's most well-known is the Yarra Valley. Thousands flock every year to the more than 70 wineries and exquisite wine tastings located in this area.


Cairns is a tropical paradise for divers, adrenaline junkies, and after-dark explorers, offering heart-pounding adventure and a booming nightlife. The city is the gateway to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the expanses of the Daintree Rainforest. Snorkel with incredible marine life residing in the coral reefs or do a guided tour of the emerald green rainforest. These natural wonders alone offer the travel experience of a lifetime. Cairns is located on the northeast coast of Far North Queensland and is about an hour's drive from Port Douglas.

The Outback

Indigenous Australians have lived in the Outback for tens of thousands of years. It is a place of freedom and no restrictions, with a deep reservoir of aboriginal spirituality. The Outback spans most of the center of Australia, including inland areas of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory. Located in the heart of the Northern Territory, Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is arguably the most popular natural landmark. Alice Springs is the largest city closest to this massive ancient red sandstone monolith and a charming town worth the visit. You can also find over 20 national parks dotted throughout this vast area teeming with wildlife, from kangaroos to koalas.

Experience Kiwi Culture

New Zealand is made up of two main landmasses, the North and South Islands and many smaller islands. It lies 900 miles east of Australia and approximately 600 miles south of the Pacific Islands of Fiji. These South Pacific islands were first settled sometime around 1300AD by Polynesians known as the Maori. They reached New Zealand 300 years before the Europeans. The influence of the two cultures and the countries' distinctive biodiversity makes up a dazzling tapestry that is more than just beautiful to the eye.


Auckland is the largest and most ethnically diverse city on the North Island of New Zealand. It's full of Maori culture and has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. It rests between the Hauraki Gulf to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges to the west and north-west. Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum to experience a fantastic Maori cultural performance that tells the story of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland).


Queenstown sits on the shores of New Zealand's South Island and next to Lake Wakatipu. Set against the dramatic Southern Alps, it's a very geographically diverse city and where they filmed The Lord of the Rings. Queenstown is entirely devoted to tourism and offers up a ridiculous amount of fun attractions and getaways. Whether you're into hitting the slopes, teeing off stunning fairways, exploring beautiful trails, indulging in food and wine, or seeking adrenaline thrills - this cruise port has it all.


Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island of New Zealand and lies on the South Island's east coast. Explore this gateway to the Canterbury region and all the attractions it has to offer. Take a scenic TranzAlpine train ride from Christchurch to Greymouth, learn about the region at the Canterbury Museum, or try cuisine from international chefs experimenting with local produce. Solo travelers or large parties can't go wrong here.


Dunedin is a city in New Zealand, on the South Island's southeast coast and at the head of Otago Harbour. Known for its rich Maori and Scottish heritage, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, and abundance of recreational activities - there's much to explore. Dunedin is also where you can find some of the best wildlife group tours, giving you an extreme close-up of the fur seals, penguins, and sea lions in their natural habitat.

Sydney Harbor
A little bit of everything!
May 22, 2023
This was a great tour and included such a wide variety of sights. The gardens at Larnach Castle were beautiful, and the view from the tower offered a fantastic vista of the surrounding countryside. The Penguin Place was a unique location to see penguins in their natural habitat, with a fabulous beachy backdrop. Overall, a very enjoyable day trip.
Reviewer: Nicole & Andrew
5 Stars
Pleasant and relaxing
May 19, 2023
We scheduled this excursion after our previous one was canceled. What a pleasant surprise! Not only was the scenery beautiful but the whole trip was relaxing as well. Great price too!
Reviewer: Ann G
5 Stars
A little bit of everything!
May 17, 2023
A great tour for those who want to see it all... the castle grounds were beautiful and offered a wonderful view of the countryside. And the penguin place gave us an unparalleled opportunity to see newly hatched penguins in their natural habitat. A very enjoyable day overall.
Reviewer: Nicole Stankievech
5 Stars
Waiheke island Explorer Excursion
May 17, 2023
Was really nice excursion including ferry ride to island to get your bus…little confusing at ticket station….perfect timed tour for enjoyment and enhanced our visit to 🇳🇿
Reviewer: Judy Jones
5 Stars
Relaxing day
May 15, 2023
The tour was in a small 12 person van vs the large bus. Our driver was very knowledgeable on the area and the operation of making wines. Lots of information shared you would not get on the large tours. A relaxing day.
Reviewer: Kent Gleasure
5 Stars
West Auckland
May 14, 2023
Our tour was GREAT!! Only 5 of us and our wonderful, knowledgeable guide! We lucked out with beautiful weather which afforded us the opportunity to get out and enjoy the countryside. Loved stopping for coffee and then again for some cake along side a beautiful lake. The 6 hours flew by and I hope that her company is wildly successful.
5 Stars
Absolutely wonderful!
April 27, 2023
Hobbiton was the highlight of my stops in New Zealand. You don’t need to be a fan of the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit series to thoroughly enjoy the tour of the fantasy village. It was pouring rain the day I was there and, surprisingly, it enhanced the English countryside feel of the gardens and pathways. I examined each window and yard at each hobbit house for the telltale signs of what the inhabitants were like. Our tour guide was full of information and willing to answer any question. Finishing off with a pint in front of the fire at the Green Dragon was the best. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit if you’re there.
Reviewer: Dianne
5 Stars
The Rocks on Foot
April 27, 2023
An entertaining and very informative wander around the Rocks area of Sydney, learning about the essence of early European presence through to the struggles recently to provide affordable housing.
Reviewer: Ken Pidgeon
5 Stars
West Auckland Countryside
April 22, 2023
Excellent full day tour. Very much enjoyed the sheep shearing show and all the other animals that we got to see. Excellent informative tour guide.
Reviewer: Howard Leong
5 Stars
Nice Day in Wellington
April 22, 2023
Excellent full day tour of Wellington. We enjoyed a very nice day exploring the sights of Wellington. We had an excellent very informative tour guide.
Reviewer: Howard Leong
5 Stars