Great Adventure Down Under with Fiji (PTE)

30 days from Melbourne to Nadi

 2020 Tour Details »2019 Tour Details

When you think of a fantastic vacation, what comes to mind? Cosmopolitan cities? Perhaps you think of spectacular scenery and unique wildlife. Or maybe you want to learn about native cultures. If so, this Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji—tour is sure to be the perfect vacation for you!

In Sydney, visit the Sydney Opera House and cruise on Sydney Harbour. In Melbourne, enjoy lunch on board the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant—a unique experience Globus offers. Outside Adelaide, Globus has arranged another out-of-the-ordinary adventure…a visit to one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats—Kangaroo Island—where you’ll explore a sanctuary for native Australian animals and see colonies of rare Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals. In Rotorua, visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, and in Queenstown, enjoy the many activities offered in this “Adventure Capital of the World,” including a cruise on breathtaking Milford Sound. In Fiji, sample fruit from a tropical fruit farm.

If you’re interested in spectacular scenery, you’ll be thrilled with the magnificent sights offered throughout this vacation. You’ve seen photos of the Great Barrier Reef—now’s your chance to snorkel in it. You’ve seen photos of Uluru (Ayers Rock)—now’s your chance to walk around it. You’ve heard of Australia’s Ghan Train, traveling through the very center of Australia—now’s your chance to ride it and enjoy this truly unique experience. You’ve heard of the famous Tasmanian devil—now’s your chance to see one.

On this tour, you’ll also learn about the native cultures and way of life. See Aboriginal rock petroglyphs in Kakadu National Park; enjoy a Maori performance in New Zealand; and partake in a truly Aussie experience—an Outback Barbecue. In Nadi, Fiji, enjoy sightseeing in this tropical paradise along with time to explore on your own.

From the cosmopolitan cities to the remote regions, this Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji—tour offers all of this and much more!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

MELBOURNE
Welcome dinner; sightseeing tour; visit Fitzroy Gardens; [LF] Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch

HOBART
Guided [LF] walking tour of the waterfront district; excursion to Port Arthur; visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park

ADELAIDE
Orientation tour; [LF] excursion to Kangaroo Island

ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
Sunset toast; sightseeing tour around the base of the rock; [LF] Outback barbecue; visit to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

ALICE SPRINGS–DARWIN
Travel in Gold Service on the legendary Ghan train

KATHERINE GORGE
[LF] Choice of included sightseeing

DARWIN
Orientation tour; visit the botanic gardens and art gallery

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing tour; [LF] wetlands cruise; Nourlangie Rock; Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre and Bowali Visitor Centre

CAIRNS
Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities; visit Koala Gardens with souvenir photo

SYDNEY
Sightseeing tour; visit the Opera House, botanic gardens, and Bondi Beach; Sydney Harbour cruise; dinner at a waterfront restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour

MOUNT COOK
Sightseeing in Mount Cook National Park; visit Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center

QUEENSTOWN
Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound; gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak for a scenic dinner

ROTORUA
Enjoy a Maori cultural performance and [LF] Hangi dinner; visit the Agrodome, Rainbow Springs, and Te Puia

WAITOMO
Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

AUCKLAND
Farewell dinner atop Sky Tower

FIJI
Sightseeing tour; visit the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and Viseisei Village; stop at Vuda Lookout, Namaka Market, and Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu Temple; Monograms Local Host service

Notes:

  • Departure March 16, 2019 will be in Melbourne during the Australian Grand Prix, a motor race held annually in Australia since 1928. Tickets are not included to the event but may be purchased in advance through the Australian Grand Prix website. 2020 dates are still to be determined.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 10 dinners including an Outback barbecue at Uluru (Ayers Rock), a traditional Hangi dinner in Rotorua, and farewell dinner in Auckland

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. G’day—welcome to Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

NOTE:
Early check-in does not include breakfast. You may purchase breakfast directly from the hotel at an additional cost.

Day 2

MELBOURNE. Today’s sightseeing tour includes landmarks such as Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia’s war heroes. Visit beautiful FITZROY GARDENS, then drive past the lush Royal Botanic Gardens. You’ll discover the city’s differing architectural influences as you see the Victorian Arts Centre and other buildings of significance. Enjoy a truly unique lunch experience on board the historic [LF] COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. Tonight’s optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island is highly recommended. (B,L)

Day 3

MELBOURNE. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this multicultural and cosmopolitan city. Dine at a local restaurant and immerse yourself in Melbourne’s passionate food and wine scene or walk along Chapel and Brunswick Streets, famous for great shopping. Take a trip out of town to sample award-winning wines in the Yarra Valley or drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles.”
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

MELBOURNE–HOBART. Fly to Hobart, Tasmania, home of the famed Tasmanian devil. Enjoy a guided [LF] WALKING TOUR of Hobart’s historic waterfront district, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

HOBART. EXCURSION TO PORT ARTHUR. Today’s tour of the scenic Tasman Peninsula features the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch coastal formations. Visit PORT ARTHUR, which began housing convicts in the 1830s. A guided tour of the penal settlement shows you the ruins of the 4-story penitentiary and the model prison—grim reminders of Australia’s days as a penal colony. Also, stop at the TASMANIAN DEVIL CONSERVATION PARK to see the famous Tasmanian devil, the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial. (B,L)

Day 6

HOBART–ADELAIDE. Today, fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne). Upon arrival, take a brief orientation tour along the wide, tree-lined streets and well-manicured gardens. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND. Early this morning, depart Adelaide and travel by motorcoach and ferry to [LF] KANGAROO ISLAND, one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. Visit SEAL BAY with a national park ranger to see a colony of rare Australian sea lions. Explore FLINDERS CHASE NATIONAL PARK, a sanctuary for native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. Stop here for a walk on REMARKABLE ROCKS, with stunning views of the sea. You will also take a boardwalk down a rugged cliff face to ADMIRALS ARCH, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals, which can be seen resting on the rocks and playing in the waves. Return to Adelaide late this evening. (B,L)

Day 8

ADELAIDE–ULURU (AYERS ROCK). Fly this morning from Adelaide to the “Center of Australia.” This evening, visit Ayers Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site—known also by its Aboriginal name: Uluru. This massive sandstone monolith is one of the world’s most mysterious and religious sites. Enjoy a DRINK as you watch the sunset and the changing colors as they fall across the landscape. Later, enjoy a truly unique Aussie experience—an [LF] OUTBACK BARBECUE featuring a meal of typical campfire fare and awe-inspiring Outback ambiance.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

ULURU (AYERS ROCK). For an unforgettable experience, you may choose to rise early for an optional camel ride to watch the sunrise at Uluru. Today, enjoy a TOUR around the base of Uluru, learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Time to relax at your resort before the afternoon takes us to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent KATA TJUTA (the Olgas), a geological splendor of views of some 36 brilliant domes. Evening is at leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

ULURU (AYERS ROCK)–ALICE SPRINGS–GHAN TRAIN. Today, travel through the heart of the Outback, keeping a lookout for red kangaroos, dingoes, camels, and feral horses, known as “brumbies.” Arrive in Alice Springs and board the historic GHAN TRAIN, a highlight of your vacation. Taking its name from the intrepid Afghan cameleers, the Ghan has become a symbol of nationhood and pioneering spirit.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

NOTE:
Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the train portion of this tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items. Your other baggage will be checked and you will not be able to access it until arrival in Darwin.

Day 11

GHAN TRAIN–KATHERINE–DARWIN. This morning, the train stops in Katherine and there is time to visit nearby [LF] KATHERINE GORGE. Located in Nitmiluk National Park, this is home to incredible scenery, Aboriginal history, and home to unique birds and animals. Choose between an included scenic CRUISE in the gorge, a CRUISE that features Indigenous rock art dating back 40,000 years or a visit to a working Outback CATTLE STATION to learn about the history and inner workings of the cattle industry. Arrive this evening in Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory. (B,L)

NOTE:
Off train activities are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour.

Day 12

DARWIN–KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. After time at leisure this morning, depart your hotel for KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. Stop at WINDOW ON THE WETLANDS VISITOR CENTRE and BOWALI VISITOR CENTRE to see interactive displays on Kakadu habitats and fauna. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 13

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. Explore parts of nearly 7,300 square miles of unspoiled waterways with a rich heritage of Aboriginal culture. [LF] CRUISE the wetlands, where you may see crocodiles, and walk ancient trails to see Aboriginal rock petroglyphs at NOURLANGIE ROCK. An optional light-aircraft flight over the park should not be missed. (B,L)

NOTE:
During the wet season (December through April), it can be difficult to see crocodiles in the wild.

Day 14

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK–DARWIN–CAIRNS. Return to Darwin for sightseeing. See the elegant colonial architecture of the city’s historic buildings that survived Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Visit the splendid BOTANIC GARDENS and beautiful East Point, an area rich in WWII memorabilia. Also visit the ART GALLERY to view fine collections of Aboriginal art. This evening, fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15

CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF. Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOUR, view the reef from an underwater observatory, watch a fish feeding, and enjoy a marine touch tank. (B,L)

Day 16

CAIRNS. A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. For a truly amazing experience, consider our optional trip to Kuranda via the old scenic rail route. See magnificent scenery from the comfort of a restored, historic mountain train. For the return journey, you may choose to take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway—or maybe spend the day in the magical Daintree Rainforest, thought to be the planet’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 17

CAIRNS–SYDNEY. This morning, enjoy a special visit to KOALA GARDENS for your chance to see koalas doing what they do best—eating, sleeping, and looking adorabe. There’s also the chance to meet Australia’s other native animals. Before your visit ends, you’ll have your picture taken with a koala—the perfect souvenir! Afterward, fly to Sydney, the largest city in Australia.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 18

SYDNEY. Explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Visit the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a guided tour of its interior and theaters. Travel to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS for a great photo opportunity and sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Visit world-famous BONDI BEACH with time to explore on your own. Afterward, a CRUISE on Sydney Harbour highlights some of the city’s best views.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 19

SYDNEY. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join our optional excursions to the Blue Mountains or to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s leading wine-growing regions. You can even climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge! Your Tour Director will help you make the most of this exciting city. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner at a WATERFRONT RESTAURANT with fantastic views of Sydney Harbour.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 20

SYDNEY–CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND–MOUNT COOK. Fly to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, then travel south to magnificent MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK, named after New Zealand’s highest peak. Weather permitting, you may wish to join in a stargazing program this evening. The Mount Cook region offers some of the darkest skies in the world—perfect for viewing the southern night sky.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend the evening at the historic Hermitage Hotel, located at the base of Mount Cook. Enjoy splendid views, fresh mountain air, and all the modern amenities of this first-class property.

Day 21

MOUNT COOK–QUEENSTOWN. Start the day with a visit to the SIR EDMUND HILLARY ALPINE CENTER for unique insight into the history and culture of this region. Then, time to explore on your own. You may wish to enjoy a scenic walk or perhaps an optional scenic flight that lands on the nearby Tasman Glacier. Continue to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.”
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 22

QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND. Today, travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK through Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, this region of New Zealand has been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. CRUISE on the fiord, with sheer rock walls rising thousands of feet from the water’s great depths. (B,L)

Day 23

QUEENSTOWN. A full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Consider an optional visit to a local vineyard and sample some of the prize vintages, or maybe a thrilling jet-boat ride on the Kawarau and Dart Rivers. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you plan your day to explore, shop, and enjoy optional activities. This evening, take the scenic GONDOLA RIDE to the top of Bob’s Peak for amazing views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. See spectacular views and be treated to a fabulous dinner.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 24

QUEENSTOWN–ROTORUA. Fly north to Rotorua. This evening, enjoy a traditional [LF] HANGI DINNER, followed by an authentic MAORI CULTURAL PERFORMANCE.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 25

ROTORUA. This morning, start with a visit to the AGRODOME to learn more about one of the country’s major industries—sheep! Continue on to RAINBOW SPRINGS to view native bush and wildlife, including a walk through the kiwi bird enclosure. Last stop is TE PUIA, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area with New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. You may wish to board a floatplane for flightseeing of this beautiful area, join a New Zealand family for dinner in their home, or indulge yourself in the relaxing hot springs, sumptuous spa treatments, and massage therapies at the Polynesian Spa.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 26

ROTORUA–WAITOMO–AUCKLAND. Leave Rotorua and cross the Mamaku Ranges to the famous WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Experience a guided tour through the limestone chambers and passages of the cavern. Take a silent boat trip through Glowworm Grotto as you glide quietly beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Continue on to Auckland. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner atop Auckland’s SKY TOWER. Enjoy fine dining with spectacular views.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 27

AUCKLAND–NADI, FIJI. Today, depart Auckland and fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 28

NADI.This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island. Visit the GARDEN OF THE SLEEPING GIANT to see a private collection of stunning tropical orchids and visit VISEISEI VILLAGE, where the Fijian people first landed centuries ago. Stop at the VUDA LOOKOUT, a tropical fruit farm perched on a cliff, where you’ll sample fruit and juice from the orchard. Visit a local market and explore the stalls selling fresh produce at NAMAKA MARKET; then stop at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Hindu temple, SRI SIVA SUBRAMANIYA. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 29

NADI. A full day at your leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 30

NADI. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

STEVE MCHARDY

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"I feel privileged to show visitors around the sharply contrasting country of Australia. The diversity of landscapes, the inviting climate, and the exciting sights make our region one of the most interesting travel destinations. We are known for our laid-back nature and a sense of humor as dry as the country itself."

Tour Director -  STEVE MCHARDY

 Accommodations

ADELAIDE

MAJESTIC ROOF GARDEN HOTEL

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Style and function are themes of the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel. As the Majestic's flagship, built in 2004, this award-winning hotel boasts simplicity, efficiency, and an eco-centric design. And as it sits just off of the lively Rundle Street, the convenience of bars, restaurants, shopping and museums is unparalleled. After a busy day of sightseeing and on-the-go activities, guests are welcomed back to comfortable accommodations and locally fresh cuisine in the hotel's restaurant - not to mention a great selection of wine! Follow it up with a view of the city from a relaxing garden roof-top, for which the hotel is aptly named.

AUCKLAND

SKYCITY HOTEL

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

This spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep! Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional amenities include a casino, spa services, and a fitness facility. This is a smoke-free property.

CAIRNS

PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL

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Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

DARWIN

HILTON DARWIN

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Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Overlooking Darwin Harbour, Hilton Darwin offers fabulous Esplanade views and an ideal location in the heart of the city. The impressive, marble-floored lobby, surrounded by warm colors and Aboriginal artwork, immediately welcomes you with a touch of authentic Australian style. The attentive hotel staff always make for a great stay. Enjoy the sunshine at the 10th floor outdoor swimming pool, or sip drinks at the stylish bar before savoring a delicious meal in their restaurant, which features an innovative menu of local specialties, including kangaroo, crocodile and barramundi.

GHAN TRAIN

THE GHAN TRAIN - ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

HOBART

WREST POINT HOTEL

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Moderate First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

MERCURE KAKADU CROCODILE HOTEL

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Situated in the heart of the World Heritage Kakadu National Park sits the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. Take part in the unique experience of the Australian Outback at this one-of-a-kind hotel, which from above resembles a crocodile - an animal well known in these parts. After hours of exploration and touring of the land, feel restored after taking a dip in the outdoor pool, lounging in the shady garden, or partaking of the many unique Outback flavors at the on-site restaurant and bar. The Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is committed to supporting its environment and the community within it, while providing friendly service and comfort for its visitors.

MELBOURNE

NOVOTEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Located in the heart of Melbourne, the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins is perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street. From streetside dining and Federation Square to shopping at Bourke Street Mall the hotel offers easy access to all the city has to offer.

MOUNT COOK REGION

THE HERMITAGE

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Moderate First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

NADI

SOFITEL FIJI RESORT & SPA

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Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Subtle sophistication and laidback luxury awaits you at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. Infusing Sofitel's French influences with exotic Fijian customs, the resort blends tradition with the most modern technologies for a tropical retreat that really does offer it all. A private waterfront location and the Pacific's largest lagoon-style pool are a prelude to the sanctuary that is Sofitel Fiji's stylish of rooms, each with a private balcony or terrace. World class dining, a sublime International Day Spa, and an unsurpassed range of adrenalin pumping activities make for an unforgettable experience.

QUEENSTOWN

COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT QUEENSTOWN LAKEFRONT

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ROTORUA

MILLENNIUM HOTEL ROTORUA

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Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SYDNEY

SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT

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Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ULURU

DESERT GARDENS HOTEL

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Centrally located to all resort facilities the hotel offers a range of accommodation, outdoor pool, and the popular Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resorts' numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colors across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert.

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