New Year’s Eve Down Under with Fiji (PYE)

24 days from Sydney to Nadi

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Vibrant cities, spectacular scenery, unique and adorable animals, and the world-famous Sydney fireworks on New Year's Eve…this Australia and New Zealand tour—with Fiji—has it all! You'll overnight in Sydney, Cairns, Uluru (Ayres Rock), Alice Springs, Melbourne, Queenstown, Mount Cook, Rotorua, and Queenstown, and Nadi. Along the way, enjoy sightseeing and free time in the cities, opportunities to learn about the local cultures, and visits to some of the world's most scenic areas.

Tour highlights include the amazing Great Barrier Reef, an underwater world that explodes with brilliant colors, beauty, and fish. Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), where you'll witness an amazing sunset and watch the colors change on sacred Uluru (Ayers Rock). In New Zealand, take a cruise through some of the world’s most stunning scenery of Milford Sound at Fiordland National Park and marvel at sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforest. Witness breathtaking beauty as you wander through a stunning collection of tropical orchids in Fiji and on your visit to Mount Cook National Park, home to New Zealand's tallest mountain, glaciers, and beautiful lakes.

To make your Australia and New Zealand tour unique, Globus has included many special experiences, including an Australian Walkabout tour at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. This fun opportunity lets you learn more about some of the zoo's resident animals. In New Zealand, a visit to Agrodome gives you a unique farm experience tour to learn about the life on a New Zealand farm plus you’ll get to meet the friendly animals.

All of this and much more—including a New Year’s Eve cruise on Sydney Harbour with fireworks at midnight—are included on this once-in-a-lifetime tour through Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

SYDNEY
Sightseeing tour; visit the Opera House and botanic gardens, enjoy a guided [LF] Australian Walkabout Tour at the Taronga Zoo; [LF] New Year’s Eve harbor cruise with fireworks

CAIRNS
Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities

ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
Sightseeing tour around the base of the rock, visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); sunset toast

ALICE SPRINGS
Sightseeing tour; visit the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph Station; [LF] Outback barbecue

MELBOURNE
Sightseeing tour including Fitzroy Gardens; Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunch

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

MOUNT COOK
Sightseeing in Mount Cook National Park

ROTORUA
Enjoy a traditional Hangi dinner and Maori cultural performance; visit Rainbow Springs; visit the Agrodome and Te Puia

WAITOMO
Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves

AUCKLAND
Sightseeing; [LF] farewell dinner atop Sky Tower

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

Notes:

  • New Year’s Eve Harbor Cruise: an exclusion zone is assigned to cruise boats by NSW Roads and Maritime. The Captain makes every effort to position the vessel for optimum viewing of the fireworks display; however, the exact location of the vessel cannot be guaranteed due to the heavy traffic and congestion on the harbor.
  • Passengers must be 18 years of age or older.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 7 dinners including an Outback barbecue in Alice Springs, a traditional Hangi dinner in Rotorua, and a farewell dinner in Queenstown

 Itinerary

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

Day 1

ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Welcome to Australia! 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. This is a good time to meet your fellow travelers, get your questions answered, and prepare for your adventure.
Dinner Dinner

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

Day 2

SYDNEY. Start your day with a city sightseeing tour, including such landmarks as the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a guided tour of its interior and theaters. See Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS and enjoy sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a walk around the Rocks, the site of the first European settlement in Australia, now home to shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Later, visit TARONGA ZOO with its 4,000 animals, including Australian native species such as kangaroo, wallaby, little penguin, and the Tasmanian devil. Enjoy a special guided [LF] AUSTRALIAN WALKABOUT TOUR which provides a unique opportunity to learn about some of Taronga Zoo’s most amazing residents.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

SYDNEY. Today is at leisure. You may wish to spend some time in Darling Harbour with its many shops and restaurants or shop for a favorite souvenir. This evening, a special New Year’s Eve celebration awaits. First, take to the water on a [LF] HARBOR CRUISE complete with canapés and a 4-course dinner followed by music and dancing. At the stroke of midnight, be treated to a champagne toast and some of the most amazing fireworks you’ll ever see. Here is your chance to ring in the New Year under Sydney’s world-famous fireworks. It will be a night to remember!
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

SYDNEY. Today, you can relax after your New Year’s Eve celebration. Perhaps venture to the nearby beaches of Manly or Bondi, explore the cobblestone streets of the Rocks, or stroll through one of the city’s many gardens. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional activities.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

SYDNEY–CAIRNS. Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Check in to your Cairns hotel for a 3-night stay. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

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, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. During your time here, you may 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 7

CAIRNS. A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. You may wish to visit nearby Cape Tribulation or Mossman Gorge, spend some time at the Cairns Lagoon, enjoy a stroll along the Esplanade, or shop for a bargain at the popular Cairns Night Market. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK). Fly this morning to Australia’s “Red Center.” Enjoy a TOUR around the base of the rock, learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Visit KATA TJUTA (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, enjoy an amazing sunset and a celebratory DRINK as you watch the colors change on sacred Uluru.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS. Today, fly to Alice Springs located in Australia’s Outback. Sightseeing includes a visit to the SCHOOL OF THE AIR to learn how the school was started, how classes are broadcast, and the difference it makes to children in remote regions of Australia. Also, visit the OLD TELEGRAPH STATION, the birthplace of Alice Springs, and discover the importance of this early settlement in connecting Australia to the rest of the world. Tonight, a unique [LF] OUTBACK BARBECUE featuring music, stargazing, a boomerang demonstration, and typical campfire fare. Relax underneath a chandelier of stars and enjoy this awe-inspiring Outback experience.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

ALICE SPRINGS–MELBOURNE. Today, fly to Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital with Victorian-era architecture, extensive restaurants and shopping, arcades and lanes, and beautiful parks and gardens.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

MELBOURNE. This morning’s sightseeing includes landmarks such as Federation Square, the Melbourne Museum, and beautiful FITZROY GARDENS. See Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia’s war heroes. Discover Victorian terraced homes in East Melbourne, and see the bustling streets of Chinatown and the Queen Victoria Market. Next, enjoy a unique lunch experience aboard the historic COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. With the remainder of the day at leisure, why not venture to Phillip Island to witness the world-famous Penguin Parade? (B,L)

Day 12

MELBOURNE. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city on your own. Spend time at the Old Melbourne Gaol, once home to legendary outlaw, Ned Kelly; sit at a café and enjoy a coffee; wander along the scenic Yarra River; or take an optional excursion to see the incredible Great Ocean Road. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13

MELBOURNE – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND. This morning, bid farewell to Australia as you board your flight to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14

QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND. Today, travel to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board your ship and CRUISE on the fiord to witness some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. See sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls cascading into the sea, glaciers, and rainforest. Keep a lookout for fur seals, dolphins, and other wildlife. It will be a day you won’t soon forget! (B,L)

Day 15

QUEENSTOWN. A full day at leisure for your own Queenstown discoveries. Consider a visit to a local vineyard to sample some of the prize vintages or a thrilling jet boat ride on the Dart River. Other options include a scenic ride across Lake Wakatipu on the historic TSS Earnslaw Steamship, shopping for souvenirs, or enjoying some fresh seafood at a local restaurant. This evening, take a scenic GONDOLA RIDE to the top of Bob’s Peak where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown. Make sure to have your camera ready for fantastic photo opportunities.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 16

QUEENSTOWN–MOUNT COOK. Today’s journey brings us to magnificent MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK. Weather permitting, you may wish to join 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 17

MOUNT COOK–CHRISTCHURCH–ROTORUA. Travel to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, and then fly to Rotorua, the center of the Maori culture. This evening, you may wish to join a New Zealand family for dinner in their home, or indulge yourself in the relaxing hot springs or massage therapies at the Polynesian Spa.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 18

ROTORUA. This morning, visit RAINBOW SPRINGS to view native bush and wildlife. Then, visit the AGRODOME to learn more about one of the country’s major industries—sheep! Continue to TE PUIA, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area with New Zealand’s largest geyser and boiling mud pools. Enjoy a traditional HANGI DINNER, cooked beneath the ground with hot stones. Dinner is followed by an authentic MAORI CULTURAL PERFORMANCE of singing, dancing, and storytelling.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 19

ROTORUA–WAITOMO–AUCKLAND. Depart Rotorua and cross over the Mamaku ranges to the famous WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Experience a guided tour through the limestone chambers and take a silent boat trip through Glowworm Grotto as you glide quietly beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms. In the afternoon, travel through the green pastoral region of Waikato to Auckland. This evening, why not enjoy a glass of New Zealand’s famous wine while dining at one of Auckland’s world-class restaurants.
Breakfast Breakfast.

Day 20

AUCKLAND. Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Auckland, the “City of Sails.” See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and the historic Parnell Village. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You can explore on you own or participate in a selection of optional activities. In the evening, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner atop Auckland’s [LF] SKY TOWER, where the dining room rotates once every hour providing a unique experience with amazing 360-degree panoramas of the city and harbor below. The perfect ending to your vacation!
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 21

AUCKLAND–NADI, FIJI. Today, depart Auckland and fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 22

NADI. A full day at your leisure. You may wish to take a day trip to South Sea Island, relax by the pool, get pampered at a spa, or enjoy a sunset dinner cruise. Your Local Host can give you suggestions for things to do to make the most of your time.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 23

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 24

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.

MARIE MARTINE SOPHIE LAMALETIE

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"I really enjoy finding common ground with our guests. Traveling to new places often highlights differences which we can all learn from each other. As a guide, finding the common ground between our guests and the people and the places we visit is what I enjoy most about my job."

Tour Director -  MARIE MARTINE SOPHIE LAMALETIE

 Accommodations

ALICE SPRINGS

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ALICE SPRINGS

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

AUCKLAND

SKYCITY HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

CAIRNS

PACIFIC HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

CORAL COAST

SOFITEL FIJI RESORT & SPA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

MELBOURNE

NOVOTEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

MOUNT COOK REGION

THE HERMITAGE

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Moderate First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

QUEENSTOWN

HERITAGE QUEENSTOWN

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Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ROTORUA

MILLENNIUM HOTEL ROTORUA

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Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SYDNEY

AMORA HOTEL JAMISON SYDNEY

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Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ULURU

DESERT GARDENS HOTEL

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

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