Grand Australia & New Zealand
20 days | Melbourne to Auckland
Explore desert Outback, tropical rainforests, coral reefs, glacier-capped mountains, dramatic fjords, and some of the world’s most popular cosmopolitan cities on this 20-day Grand Australia & New Zealand in-depth exploration from Tauck.
Keep your camera at the ready to capture the amazing sights of the Great Barrier Reef, the dramatic waters of Milford Sound, and the setting sun on Uluru (Ayers Rock). From a “Foodie Tour” of Sydney to a green-lipped mussel cruise, jet boat, sky tram and helicopter rides, a day in the Outback and a special Maori cultural experience, this comprehensive trip down under will create memories of a lifetime.
A Small Group Tour is limited to 24 guests and is led by a Tauck Tour Director along with expert local guides. View more Tauck Small Group travel experiences here.
Three-course “Dinner with the Warbirds” at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre featuring World War I and II aircraft, owned by Sir Peter Jackson
Jet boat ride on the Shotover River rapids at Skippers Canyon followed by helicopter sightseeing
Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1: Arrive Melbourne, Australia
Transfer from Melbourne Airport to your hotel. Your journey begins with a welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner at the hotel. (D)
DAY 2: Victorian Charms | Melbourne
Guided sightseeing tour of Melbourne in the morning. The rest of the day and evening is on your own. (B)
DAY 3: Ayers Rock & the Outback | Uluru
Board a private charter flight to the heart of Australia’s desert Outback, arriving at Ayers Rock (Uluru) for lunch and an overnight stay at Sails in the Desert. In the evening, enjoy the every-changing colors of the sunset on the Rock with canapés and champagne. (B, L)
DAY xx: Depart Auckland
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)
The Langham | Melbourne, Australia
A landmark hotel overlooking the Yarra River, with legendary service, exceptional dining experiences and a rejuvenating spa amidst panoramic views of the city and river.
Sails in the Desert | Ayers Rock, Australia
Named for the white sails atop its roof, Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel in the vast Ayers Rock Resort complex and is a luxurious oasis in Australia’s Outback.
Dates and Pricing
Sep – Dec Departures in 2022 – 2024 | From $18,590 per person
Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published, and subject to availability. A Small Group Tour is limited to 24 guests.
Contact us for more information about specific pricing, dates, and availability.
- Tauck Tour Director and expert Local Guides
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
- Meals as listed in itinerary; gratuities to local guides and drivers, service charges, taxes and porterage
Tauck prides itself on delivering outstanding personal service, uncompromising standards for quality, and a steadfast commitment to making the most of your vacation time – a brand promise Tauck made in 1925 and hasn’t deviated from since. Tauck believes that travel should transform, re-energize and be beyond the ordinary. And above all else, it should be fun.
Tauck has developed longstanding relationships with its travel partners to bring guests incomparable travel experiences around the world, on all seven continents. Tauck Directors are experts at handling all your travel details seamlessly, and along with local experts and guides, are extremely knowledgeable about the destinations you visit.
Contact us for more information about travel adventures with Tauck.