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Exploring Australia & New Zealand

Feb. 3– 24, 2020

Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Activity Level: Moderate

We’ve added a second departure for Feb. 17 – March 9, 2020. Click here for more details. 

To learn more, call Odysseys Unlimited at 1-888-370-6765

Small group touring and the Lands Down Under — they add up to a perfect combination as we travel from Australia’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef and the storied Outback and Ayers Rock to sophisticated Sydney; from New Zealand’s rebuilt Christchurch, towering Mt. Cook, and breathtaking Milford Sound to high-spirited Queenstown and nautical Auckland.


  • Ride aboard vintage Kuranda steam train and Skyrail gondolas
  • Great Barrier Reef excursion
  • Aboriginal “dreamtime” experience
  • Sunset at Ayers Rock
  • Sydney touring and Harbour cruise
  • Leisure time in Sydney
  • Christchurch touring
  • Two-night stay at Mt. Cook National Park
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Geothermal Rotorua
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Auckland touring


Days 1 & 2: Depart U.S. for Cairns, Australia

Day 3: Arrive Cairns

Day 4: Cairns/Kuranda

Day 5: Great Barrier Reef

Day 6: Cairns/Alice Springs

Day 7: Alice Springs

Day 8: Alice Springs/Ayers Rock

Day 9: Ayers Rock/Sydney

Day 10–11: Sydney

Day 12: Sydney/Christchurch, New Zealand

Day 13: Christchurch/Mt. Cook National Park

Day 14: Mount Cook

Day 15: Mount Cook/Queenstown

Day 16: Milford Sound

Day 17: Queenstown

Day 18: Queenstown/Rotorua

Day 19: Rotorua

Day 20: Rotorua/Auckland

Day 21: Auckland

Day 22: Depart for U.S.

Optional Post-Tour Extension

Spend three days and two nights in Auckland.

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

Land Only: $8,295
With Group Air from Seattle: $9,684
Single Supplement: $1,995

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This was the best trip we have ever been on. We would definitely take another UW Alumni tour. Both Australia and New Zealand are great locations to explore.
Alan, ’79, and Esther Denniston

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