Explore Australia & New Zealand with G Adventures and National Geographic | from $8,599.00 CAD

Posted by Kemi Wells · in Queenstown, New Zealand · about Adventure

Explore Australia & New Zealand with G Adventures and National Geographic | from $8,599.00 CAD

Posted by Kemi Wells · in Queenstown, New Zealand · about Adventure

ADVENTURE, ENHANCED

Have you checked out the full lineup of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures yet? National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures are here and they’re ready to take you into the world in ways you’ve never imagined. Travel to a rhino conservation program in Kenya. Plant trees in a Costa Rican cloud forest with a biologist from a National Geographic-funded research centre. Get motivated to walk the streets of Delhi with a former street youth. Feel inspired to discover your very own journey!

One of their newest adventures is the 22 Day Explore Australia & New Zealand trip!

There’s no reason to have to choose between Australia and New Zealand. Experience both over 22 life-changing days. Discover iconic Sydney, fashionable Melbourne, and welcoming Auckland; stand in the presence of sacred Uluru; explore ancient rainforests; and take in all the city life, mountainscapes, glaciers, cultural moments, deserts, hot springs, and flat whites you can.

TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED
Quality accommodations with upgraded amenities; private transport (including flights); more included meals and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: LIGHT
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

HIGHLIGHTS:

DOLPHIN AND WHALE EXPERIENCE
Cruise Hauraki Gulf Marine Park with a crew of biologists and conservationists in search of dolphins, whales, and seabirds. After your time on the water, take part in a deeper discussion on conservation and marine wildlife.

JANBANBARRA JIRRBAL RAINFOREST CULTURAL EXPERIENCEIn rural Tully, spend time with the indigenous Janbanbarra Jirrbal people. Learn from an elder about their history and their deep connection to their natural environment. Enjoy a traditional lunch with them and take part in a painting class with local artists.

JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AQUARIUM
Exclusive to National Geographic Journeys travellers, go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the research aquarium at James Cook University, founded by marine biologist and National Geographic grantee, Dr. Jamie Seymour. Get an up-close look at some of these creatures, and hear about the latest research here.

MEET A MAORI ELDER
Enjoy a private welcome and talk from a “Kaumātua” (an elder in Māori society) at Tamaki Village.

SYDNEY HARBOUR SUNSET DINNER CRUISE
Board Sydney Harbour's most sensational sunset dinner cruise. Step aboard a private 52-foot motor yacht and enjoy a luxurious three-hour cruise. Whilst navigating the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour your captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney and its famed harbour.

WHAKAREWAREWA GEOTHERMAL VILLAGE VISIT
Visit an authentic Maori Geothermal Village. With a local guide, follow the path past bubbling mud pits and mineral pools with different fluorescent coloured water.

"New Zealand reveals something new, different and jaw-dropping around every corner. Its beauty is unique in that it constantly transforms from one stunning landscape to another: mountains to deserts, deserts to rainforests, rainforests to glaciers, glaciers to rolling farm-lands.” —Carrie Miller, contributing writer for National Geographic Traveler

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

- 21 Night comfort hotel accommodation, 1 night may instead be spent aboard the cruise ship (seasonally)

- 21 Breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

- A G Adventures CEO throughout plus local guides

- Sydney Harbour cruise and orientation walk

- Aboriginal walk through the Daintree Rainforest

- James Cook University Aquarium visit

- Sunrise interpretive walk at Uluru

- Melbourne orientation walk

- Hauraki Gulf Marine Park experience

- Raglan Harbour cruise

- Visit a geothermal Maori village with a local guide

- Orientation walk in Christchurch

- Scenic TranzAlpine train

- Queenstown Gondola ride

- Wilderness day cruise (winter) or overnight cruise (summer) in Doubtful Sound

- Internal flights

- Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart

- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

AVAILABLE EXTRAS:

SYDNEY BRIDGE CLIMB
Climb to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134m above sea level, while an expert guide tells you stories about the history and construction of the bridge. The panoramic view of Australia's central city will take your breath away. Soak in amazing panoramic city views of Sydney at the top!

SYDNEY ADRENALINE BUNDLE
Admire the city from new perspectives with this Adrenaline Bundle. Start with a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge – 134m above sea level! Learn the story of the bridge from an expert guide and soak in the epic views. Later board a jet boat and enjoy the thrill of spins, slides, and fish tails, spotting iconic landmarks like the Opera House, Taronga Zoo, and Shark Island along the way. Book this Adrenaline Bundle and save on both activities!

AUCKLAND SAILING: AMERICA'S CUP EXPERIENCE - From $138CADAs part of the boat crew, you'll work together with your teammates to sail around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour in this competitive yacht. Either take the helm and participate or sit back and enjoy the spectacle - the choice is yours.

QUEENSTOWN JET BOATING - From $111CADIt's a jet-boating ride along the Shotover River of Queenstown - need we say more? Okay, how about this? Imagine a white-water ride with the turns and paces expertly done by a trained driver up to 85kph. All you need to do is strap in and get ready to get wet.

If you are looking for a more in-depth way to experience all that Australia and New Zealand has to offer then look no further!

Contact one of our Adventure Travel Specialists today at 604-736-7447 or by clicking the 'contact us' button on the right hand side of the page!

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