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Top Australia & the Pacific Day Trips & Excursions
Experience the majestic World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on a small-group full-day tour from Sydney. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains and sites including the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. Hop onboard the Scenic Railway (or other rides) at Scenic World, enjoy a chef-prepared lunch (dietary requirements accommodated), and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see kangaroos and other native Australian critters. Then, cruise by boat back to Sydney Harbour on the Parramatta River.
Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery.
Escape the bustle of Auckland for a day on this convenient day trip to the Coromandel Peninsula. A variety of activities are included, to make the most of your time in this naturally beautiful area: hike to Cathedral Cove, swim in the crystal waters, climb Mount Paku, and dig your own spa bath at Hot Water Beach. All on a handy organized day trip.
Hit all the highlights of Australia's Blue Mountains on this day tour from Sydney. View native Australian animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park, see the famous Three Sisters at Echo Park, then head for Scenic World (all three rides included). Wind up on a river cruise on the Parramatta back to Sydney for drop-off at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. National Park fees and round-trip transportation from select hotels included.
Take in breathtaking sights of long sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs on this guided, full-day tour of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. See some of the most spectacular coastal scenery on Earth, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks and Gibson's Steps, site of historic cliff lines. Bushwalk in Great Otway National Park and try out your koala-spotting skills. Travel in a deluxe mini-coach with a small group for a relaxing, personalized experience.
Spend a day exploring Sydney with an expert guide, and take in iconic highlights around the famous harbor-side city on this full-day tour. Admire the swoop of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Tickle your toes in the sands of Manly Beach, and then head over to Bondi Beach later that day. Take in the sights of downtown Sydney, and wrap up with a scenic drive to The Gap and Watson’s Bay. You can also upgrade to add a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour if you'd like.
Get out of the city and into the wild on this small-group tour from Sydney. Soak up natural wonder such as Sublime Point along the Wollongong coast, the Kiama Blowholes, and Minnamurra Rainforest, and get up-close to charming wombats and kangaroos in their natural habitats.
This day trip from Auckland to the Bay of Islands covers historical sites of New Zealand’s Northland, including the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the seaport of Russell. Visit the Waitangi Treaty House, then take a ferry from Paihia to the first European settlement where a local guide leads you on an insightful tour. Opt for lunch, and venture into the shops, museums and cafes of Russell during your free time, before hotel drop-off in Auckland by coach.
Cover plenty of ground in one day by combining several North Island highlights: Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, and Rotorua. Ride a boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see these radiant lights. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you find the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the home of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Enjoy lunch at Te Puia, home to Pohutu Geyser. You can start and finish your tour in either Auckland or Rotorua, traveling one-way or round-trip.
This small-group day trip from Auckland features the highlights and hospitality of Rotorua. Visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute of Te Puia, witness the thermal activity of the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, and tour the city with a knowledgeable guide. Opt for additional free time to explore on your own, or upgrade for a private soak at the Polynesian Spa, a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, or a Maori concert. You have the flexibility to return to Auckland or end with drop-off in Rotorua.
Explore breathtaking wilderness, visit beautiful beaches, pat kangaroos or hug an emu, away from the usual tourist trail! Are you in Australia only for a few days? This comprehensive, CUSTOMISABLE one day tour is for you! Make friends with Aussie animals in their natural habitat. Relax at waterfalls and lush rainforest with complimentary wine and chocolate. Discover ancient Aboriginal carvings in untouched forests...
- Enjoy uncrowded beaches and dramatic coastlines
- Experience gourmet local produce; fresh oysters, gin distilled on site
- Lunch is at a stunning, waterfront restaurant. Guests receive a discount and premium seating overlooking Pelican Island.
- Explore rock pools brimming with sea life
- Visit the only pearl farm in NSW
- Get photos of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie's Chair
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Visit Rottnest Island's top destinations on an all-inclusive tour from Perth. After hotel pickup, transfer to the Rottnest ferry, then hop on the bus for a 3.5-hour island tour. See the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel, Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh, and top it off with a historic train ride. Hear live commentary about the island's cultural heritage, and maritime and military history, and have free time to explore. Includes box lunch, morning tea, round-trip ferry, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites, on this day trip from Hobart. If you’re a history buff, this is the tour for you, as it’s been designed to provide as much time as possible to explore Port Arthur in one day. On a guided walking tour of the grounds, learn about the site’s history as a convict colony, visit ruins and restored buildings, and admire the coastal scenery that highlights the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. A harbor cruise is included.
Journey to the rain forest village of Kuranda via two unique transit options on this memorable full-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Skip the line and enjoy Gold Class service aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through lush mountain passes and waterfall gorges along the way. In the opposite direction, glide above the treetops in a gondola and soak up spectacular views of the mountains and coastline on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. In Kuranda, enjoy leisure time to explore the heritage markets, learn about aboriginal culture or interact with native wildlife.
Enjoy a full-day tour from Sydney to the Blue Mountains to discover the charms of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains from Kings Tableland. Take a walk at Wentworth Falls or Leura Cascades; visit Leura and Katoomba; stop to see the Three Sisters rock formation and explore the rides at Scenic World (own expense). See ancient Aboriginal rock carvings, then take a boat cruise down the Parramatta River to Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour.
Take a full-day tour from Sydney to explore Canberra, the fascinating capital city of Australia. Enjoy guided tours of key sights including the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the National Museum and the Lodge, home to the Prime Minister. As you approach Canberra, stop in the quaint town of Sutton Forest and snap photos from Mt Ainslie. Your guide shares the backstory behind the design of Canberra, conceived of by visionary architects and one of only a handful of planned cities in the world.
Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Auckland that explores New Zealand's 'Middle-earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. Travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland, and it's limited to 11 travelers to ensure personalized service.
Experience the Great Ocean Road’s top attractions on this guided excursion that follows the iconic road in reverse. Embark on your journey and beat the crowds while learning about the region’s scenic landscapes and pretty coastal towns from an informative guide. Visit sites including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell, London Bridge, and Great Otway National Park Rainforest.
Save time spent waiting in line by pre-booking this SeaLink Rottnest Island round-trip ferry ticket from Fremantle. Choose from three different morning departure times to best organize your time spent in Rottnest Island, a protected nature reserve affectionately called “Rotto” by locals. The first ferry leaves Fremantle at 7am and the last ferry departs Rottnest around 8pm.
Travel from Auckland to Waitomo and Rotorua on a guided day trip to the Waitomo Caves and more. Take a boat ride through cavernous chambers to view glowworms and stalactites suspended from the ceiling, and stroll past the geothermal mud pools and geysers of Rotorua at Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. See sheep mustering and shearing demonstrations at the Agrodome, a working farm, and finish at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. You have the option to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland by coach, including onboard lunch.
Enjoy Fiji on this activity tour that combines a motorized boat ride on the Navua River, a swim at a waterfall, bamboo rafting, and visiting a cultural village. Lunch is included. When booking, select the option that corresponds to your hotel location.
Head into the Blue Mountains with this small group tour from Sydney. Visit Featherdale to see koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, and more incredible animals. Enjoy thrilling rides at Scenic World, and check out dramatic cliffs, waterfalls, and the striking rock formation known as the Three Sisters. Take in scenic views of Sydney with a ferry ride down the Parramatta River under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Embark on a full-day adventure through the forests, mountains, and vineyards of Victoria. Enjoy tea and birdwatching in the Dandenong Ranges, and cruise through a verdant landscape aboard the historic Puffing Billy steam train. Discover the vineyards of the Yarra Valley as you sample premium regional wines at cellar-door tastings. Plus, upgrade to include a gourmet lunch with wine pairings.
See the dramatic landscapes of the Blue Mountains from different perspectives on this action-packed full-day tour. Ride the world’s steepest railway at Scenic World; observe kangaroos and koalas at the Featherdale Wildlife Park; and snap photos of the Three Sisters from Echo Point lookout. The fun doesn’t stop there! Stock up on sugary treats at Leura’s famous candy store and finish your day on a scenic cruise along the Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour.