15 or 18 days
Auckland, Hokianga, Paihia, Russell Island, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island, Surfers Paradise, Sydney, extension to Port Douglas

Embark on the path less traveled during this expedition to New Zealand and Australia.

Meet with the Aboriginal and Maori people to learn about their customs. Spend time beneath the Southern Hemisphere stars. Stretch your legs on beaches, rainforest paths, and city streets. It won’t take long for you to fall for the land down under.

  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a tour of Auckland

    Visit the Auckland Sky Tower

     

  • Day 4: Auckland • Hokianga

    Travel to Hokianga

    Visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves

    Take a twilight walking tour through the magnificent Waipoua Forest

  • Day 5: Hokianga • Paihia

    Meet with students at a local school

    Travel to Paihia

    Visit the Waiariki hot pools

    Visit a Maori marae, or meeting house

    Enjoy a Maori martial arts and weaving demonstration

  • Day 6: Russell Island • Paihia

    Enjoy a Bay of Islands dolphin cruise

    Explore Russell Island

    Participate in a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum

    Enjoy a traditional hangi dinner

  • Day 7: Paihia • Auckland • Brisbane • Sunshine Coast

    Travel to the Auckland airport

    Fly to Brisbane

    Travel to the Sunshine Coast
  • Day 8: Sunshine Coast

    Spend the day exploring the Sunshine Coast by canoe

    Enjoy tea and picnic lunch

  • Day 9: Sunshine Coast

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Fraser Island

    Fraser Island

    Explore rainforests, eucalyptus woodlands, sand dunes and beaches on this unforgettable full-day excursion on Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. A National Park Ranger provides insightful commentary as you explore Lake McKenzie, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek, and the famous 75 Mile Beach. You’ll also enjoy morning tea and a buffet lunch.

  • Day 10: Sunshine Coast • Surfers Paradise

    Travel to Surfers Paradise

    Explore Surfers Paradise on your own

  • Day 11: Surfers Paradise

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Take in Australia’s largest preserved subtropical rainforest today on this full-day optional tour. Traveling by off-road vehicle, you’ll learn how to throw a boomerang and attempt to play a didgeridoo, all before enjoying an included Aussie barbecue lunch. Finally, your excursion culminates with a tree-top canopy walk above the rainforest floor.

  • Day 12: Surfers Paradise • Brisbane • Sydney

    Travel to Brisbane airport

    Fly to Sydney

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

  • Day 13: Sydney

    Take a walking tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

  • Day 14: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Explore two sides of Sydney. Take a ferry to Taronga Zoo, where you'll join a local guide in discovering Australia's famous animals and natural habitats. Return to Circular Quay and take a tour of the world-famous Opera House where you’ll go behind the scenes and see what it takes to get a live production on stage. Lunch is included. 

  • Day 15: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 15: Sydney • Cairns • Port Douglas

    Fly to Cairns

    Explore Cairns on your own

    Travel via Mossman Gorge to Port Douglas 

    Take a tour of Mossman Gorge

  • Day 16: Great Barrier Reef • Port Douglas

    Enjoy a full day Great Barrier Reef excursion

  • Day 17: Cape Tribulation • Port Douglas

    Enjoy a Cape Tribulation crocodile river cruise and jungle walk

  • Day 18: Depart for home

    Transfer to Cairns airport

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  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a tour of Auckland

    Visit the Auckland Sky Tower

     

  • Day 4: Auckland • Hokianga

    Travel to Hokianga

    Visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves

    Take a twilight walking tour through the magnificent Waipoua Forest

  • Day 5: Hokianga • Paihia

    Meet with students at a local school

    Travel to Paihia

    Visit the Waiariki hot pools

    Visit a Maori marae, or meeting house

    Enjoy a Maori martial arts and weaving demonstration

  • Day 6: Russell Island • Paihia

    Enjoy a Bay of Islands dolphin cruise

    Explore Russell Island

    Participate in a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum

    Enjoy a traditional hangi dinner

  • Day 7: Paihia • Auckland • Brisbane • Sunshine Coast

    Travel to the Auckland airport

    Fly to Brisbane

    Travel to the Sunshine Coast
  • Day 8: Sunshine Coast

    Spend the day exploring the Sunshine Coast by canoe

    Enjoy tea and picnic lunch

  • Day 9: Sunshine Coast

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Fraser Island

    Fraser Island

    Explore rainforests, eucalyptus woodlands, sand dunes and beaches on this unforgettable full-day excursion on Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. A National Park Ranger provides insightful commentary as you explore Lake McKenzie, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek, and the famous 75 Mile Beach. You’ll also enjoy morning tea and a buffet lunch.

  • Day 10: Sunshine Coast • Surfers Paradise

    Travel to Surfers Paradise

    Explore Surfers Paradise on your own

  • Day 11: Surfers Paradise

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Take in Australia’s largest preserved subtropical rainforest today on this full-day optional tour. Traveling by off-road vehicle, you’ll learn how to throw a boomerang and attempt to play a didgeridoo, all before enjoying an included Aussie barbecue lunch. Finally, your excursion culminates with a tree-top canopy walk above the rainforest floor.

  • Day 12: Surfers Paradise • Brisbane • Sydney

    Travel to Brisbane airport

    Fly to Sydney

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

  • Day 13: Sydney

    Take a walking tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

  • Day 14: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Explore two sides of Sydney. Take a ferry to Taronga Zoo, where you'll join a local guide in discovering Australia's famous animals and natural habitats. Return to Circular Quay and take a tour of the world-famous Opera House where you’ll go behind the scenes and see what it takes to get a live production on stage. Lunch is included. 

  • Day 15: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 15: Sydney • Cairns • Port Douglas

    Fly to Cairns

    Explore Cairns on your own

    Travel via Mossman Gorge to Port Douglas 

    Take a tour of Mossman Gorge

  • Day 16: Great Barrier Reef • Port Douglas

    Enjoy a full day Great Barrier Reef excursion

  • Day 17: Cape Tribulation • Port Douglas

    Enjoy a Cape Tribulation crocodile river cruise and jungle walk

  • Day 18: Depart for home

    Transfer to Cairns airport

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach; 2 internal flight (3 with extension); ferry

  • Hotels

    10 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 3 overnight stays in cabins with shared camp-style bathrooms (15 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast daily; 7 dinners

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director (3 with extension); 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Auckland Sky Tower; Maori marae; martial arts and weaving demonstration; Waipoua Forest; Kawiti Glow Worm Caves; Bay of Islands dolphin cruise; Waitangi Treaty Museum; hangi dinner; canoe excursion; Hyde Park Barracks; Royal Botanic Gardens (with extension: Great Barrier Reef excursion; Cape Tribulation excursion)

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director, and more.
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