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Australia – New Zealand – Fiji

The Best of Australia, New Zealand & Fiji
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Australia – New Zealand – Fiji

The Best of Australia, New Zealand & Fiji 19 DAY CRUISE/TOUR - February 3, 2018

Escape the cold of winter – It’s summertime DOWN UNDER!

This special tour will visit all of the important sites in Australia and New Zealand, plus it even has a fantastic stop in Fiji.  In Australia you will visit Sydney and Melbourne with an option to visit the Great Barrier Reef. In New Zealand you will visit Akaroa, Auckland, Dunedin, Gisborne, Tauranga, Wellington and sail through the Misty Fjords and more.

This is your chance to pet a koala, feed a kangaroo, be taught by Aborigines to throw a boomerang, sail through the New Zealand Fjords, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, and the list goes on. This fantastic tour is filled with so many fun filled experiences; there is not room to mention them all.

Package Price Includes:

Important Note: Many travel companies show a low price, but by the time you add everything in, they become expensive.

Our pricing is a package that will actually give you more for less!  Below we have listed what is included in our discounted package price.

  • Princess Cruise on “Diamond Princess” in ID upgraded inside cabin.
  • $300 in port charges.
  • $205 in cruise taxes.
  • All land taxes.
  • All booking fees and ticketing fees.
  • 3 nights at a deluxe beach resort in Fiji.
  • Fiji roundtrip transfers and city tour.
  • 1 night Sydney hotel.
  • Sydney roundtrip transfers, tours and entrance fees.
  • Special Guest Educator: Dr. S. Michael Wilcox.
  • Private parties and group get-to-gethers on the ship.
  • Fun For Less Tours staff throughout the cruise, tour and shore excursions – “We don’t send you, we take you.”
  • Educational lectures on the ship.
  • Shore excursions and transfers are not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our deeply discounted shore excursion and transfers package that is significantly less than the ship charges.  Our OPTIONAL shore excursion & transfer package includes 6 days of tours, guides, buses, entrance fees, tour staff: Price is only $776.  These would be over $1,200 if purchased throughout he ship.
  • Great Barrier Reef Pre-Tour is not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our Auckland, New Zealand and Great Barrier Reef Pre-Tour which includes: 1 night Auckland, 2 nights Great Barrier Reef (in deluxe hotels), full day cruise and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, Aboriginal Culture Village and round trip airfare Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef, all additional airfare including taxes and fees.  Price is $1,568.
  • Airfare is not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our group airfare.
  • Transfers & Tours are not included in our package: We give you the Option to purchase our tours and transfers. (The only transfer & tour that is included in our package is in Fiji & Sydney.)

Package Price: $2,995*

**Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include shore excursions, transfers, optional Great Barrier Reef pre-tour, airfare and tips.

Airfare examples:
SLC roundtrip - $2,097 (includes SLC to Sydney, Auckland to Fiji, Fiji to SLC and all taxes and fees)
LAX roundtrip - $1,897 (includes LAX to Sydney, Auckland to Fiji, Fiji to LAX and all taxes and fees)
Please call if originating from another city, it may vary from the examples above.
You may also purchase your own airfare.

Australia Itinerary NON-extension group

Day 1: February 3:
Late afternoon flight from home to Los Angeles. Your flight will depart late this evening from Los Angeles to Sydney.

Day 2: February 4:
Lose a day as you pass through the International Date Line.

Day 3: February 5: Sydney, Australia
The flight will arrive in Sydney at around 12:30 pm.  The 2 days of excursions and transfers in Sydney are included in your package price.  Over the next 2 days, we will spend around this beautiful harbor city.  We will have a city tour including a visit to the famous Opera House (including a tour of the interior).  We will also visit Bondi Beach.  We will overnight in Sydney.

Day 4: February 6: Sydney, Australia
Today we will finish our tour of Sydney.  We will then transfer to the board our beautiful cruise ship.

Day 5: February 7: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 6: February 8: Melbourne, Australia
For those that purchased our optional shore excursion package, we will enjoy a tour of Melbourne. You will visit Ballarat Wildlife Park where you will be able to get up close and friendly with kangaroos, koala bears, and other Australian wildlife. This afternoon we will return to our ship.

Day 7: February 9: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 8: February 10: Hobart (Tasmania), Australia
Today we will offer an optional excursion to visit Port Arthur Prison Colony.  Australia was not used by Europeans as a vacation destination, but as a place to keep their criminals.  Port Arthur was used as a prison from the 1830’s to the 1870’s.  This is depicted in the classic Hollywood film, “Quigley Down Under.”  More than 12,000 convicts passed through this penal colony.  The old buildings, manicured grounds and the breathtaking ocean scene create one of the most beautiful places in Australia.

Day 9: February 11: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 10: February 12: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 11: February 13: New Zealand Fjords
Today will be a day of sailing through the Fjords of New Zealand. You will enjoy the stunning beauty of Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and Milford Sound where sheer cliffs cut through the heart of the Southern Alps. These are some of the most beautiful fjords in the world. Be sure to have your camera ready for unspoiled beauty, sheer peaks, waterfalls, and wildlife that make this a truly memorable day.

Day 12: February 14: Dunedin
The ship docks about 25 minutes out of Dunedin.  For those that purchased our optional shore excursion package, we will do a full day tour of Dunedin and the surrounding area.  We enjoy a “fairy tale drive” through captivating scenery while making stops along the way. Later we visit the territory of a rare Royal Albatross Colony. We may even see the largest sea bird in the world take flight or come in for a landing. These birds are amazing and one of our favorites to observe. We end the day with a city tour before returning to our ship.

Day 13: February 15: Akaroa
For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package will enjoy a two-hour scenic cruise to explore the beautiful, sheltered Akaroa Harbor.  Akaroa is home to one of the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins, the Hector’s Dolphin.  These endangered dolphins are only found in this small corner of the world.  You may have an opportunity to see and enjoy a variety of sea and birdlife throughout the cruise including the rare Hector’s Dolphin, blue penguin, fur seals and more.  At the conclusion of your cruise, you will have time to explore Akaroa on your own.  Remember that there is no guarantee to see wildlife since they are wild animals. 

Day 14: February 16: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 15: February 17: Tauranga
The ship docks about 1 ½ hours from Rotorua.  For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package, we are headed to Rotorua, home of the Maori’s.  Our tour includes a Rotorua Maori experience, a visit to the Agradome with a show and a sheep shearing demonstration along with a tour of a working farm.

Day 16: February 18: Auckland – Fiji
For those who purchased our shore excursion, we enjoy a brief tour of Auckland on our way to the Auckland Airport to catch your flight to Fiji.  (This flight is NOT included in the tour price. If you have done your own airfare you will be required to purchase this flight on the same flight the group is on.)  Upon arrival into Fiji we will transfer a little over an hour drive to our 5-star beach resort.

Day 17: February 19: Fiji
Enjoy your fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 18: February 20: Fiji
Another fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 19: February 21: Fiji – Home
Enjoy today to the fullest!  Sadly today is the last day to pretend that the real world doesn’t exist.  So have fun, and make the most of this beautiful resort.  You will be required to check out of your hotel room by noon.  We then enjoy a half-day tour of Nadi before we head to the airport for our late evening flight.  We cross the International Date Line on the way home…so you get to enjoy February 21st twice!  Have a great trip.

 

OPTIONAL TRANSFER, TOURS AND SHORE EXCURSION PACKAGE

6 days of transfers, shore excursions and tours include the following

  • Shore Excursion in Melbourne Australia: Includes a visit to Ballaratt Wildlife Park, plus transfers to the cruise ship to board the Golden Princess.
  • Shore Excursion in Hobart (Tasmania) Australia: Visit Port Arthur Prison Colony. Port Arthur was used as a prison from the 1830’s to the 1870’s.  This is depicted in the classic Hollywood film, “Quigley Down Under.”  More than 12,000 convicts passed through this penal colony.
  • Shore Excursion in Dunedin New Zealand: Talaroa Head on the Otego Peninsula you will visit the Royal Albatross Colony. We will also enjoy one of the most beautiful drives in the world. We will finish with a tour of Dunedin.
  • Shore Excursion Akaroa: The tour includes a 2-hour scenic cruise to explore the beautiful harbor.  While cruising you may also see different animal life.
  • Shore Excursion in Tauranga: Today will be a Rotorua Maori experience. Later we stop at the Agradome for a show that includes a fascinating display of sheepdogs in action and the shearing of sheep.
  • Auckland transfers and city tour before getting on the ship.

Optional Package price if bought from the Cruise: Over $1,200

Our optional package cash discount price including all taxes and fees:

Package Price: $776

 

OPTIONAL 3 NIGHT GREAT BARRIER REEF & AUCKLAND TOUR

Optional Tour Package Pricing: $1,568

*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.

Includes: RT air Sydney and Cairns + full day cruise and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Plus 3 additional nights in 5-star luxury hotel (2 nights in Cairns before the cruise & 1 night in Auckland after the cruise), all transfers, tours and Aborigine Cultural Park and also a visit to the Watonamo glow worm cave in Auckland.

 

Three Night Great Barrier Reef & Auckland Optional Tour Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: February 1:
Late afternoon flight from home to Los Angeles. Your flight will depart late this evening from Los Angeles to Sydney.

Day 2: February 2:
Lose a day as you pass through the International Date Line.

Day 3: February 3: Sydney, Australia – Cairns, Australia
The flight will arrive in Sydney at around 12:30 pm.  Upon arrival we will transfer to another flight and fly from Sydney to Cairns to start our Great Barrier Pre-tour.  Upon arrival into Cairns we will transfer to our hotel where we will overnight for the next 2 nights.

Day 4: February 4: Great Barrier Reef
Today will be a full day on the Great Barrier Reef.  We take a boat to the Outer Barrier Reef for unlimited snorkeling (equipment & instruction included) and swimming.  At the end of the day, we return to the hotel.

Day 5: February 5: Cairns, Australia – Sydney, Australia
Today we will do a tour of Cairns which will include a visit to an Aborigine village.  There you will enjoy a show and even throw a boomerang if you want. Late this afternoon early evening we will fly back to Sydney. Upon arrival into Sydney we will transfer the Sydney Marriott which is located close to the heart of Sydney Harbor.

Day 6: February 6: Sydney, Australia
Today we will spend around this beautiful harbor city.  We will have a city tour including a visit to the famous Opera House (including a tour of the interior).  After our tour is finished we will transfer to our beautiful Princess ship where we will board.

Day 7: February 7: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 8: February 8: Melbourne, Australia
For those that purchased our optional shore excursion package, we will enjoy a tour of Melbourne. You will visit Ballarat Wildlife Park where you will be able to get up close and friendly with kangaroos, koala bears, and other Australian wildlife. This afternoon we will return to our ship.

Day 9: February 9: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 10: February 10: Hobart (Tasmania), Australia
Today we will offer an optional excursion to visit Port Arthur Prison Colony.  Australia was not used by Europeans as a vacation destination, but as a place to keep their criminals.  Port Arthur was used as a prison from the 1830’s to the 1870’s.  This is depicted in the classic Hollywood film, “Quigley Down Under.”  More than 12,000 convicts passed through this penal colony.  The old buildings, manicured grounds and the breathtaking ocean scene create one of the most beautiful places in Australia.

Day 11: February 11: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 12: February 12: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 13: February 13: New Zealand Fjords
Today will be a day of sailing through the Fjords of New Zealand. You will enjoy the stunning beauty of Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and Milford Sound where sheer cliffs cut through the heart of the Southern Alps. These are some of the most beautiful fjords in the world. Be sure to have your camera ready for unspoiled beauty, sheer peaks, waterfalls, and wildlife that make this a truly memorable day.

Day 14: February 14: Dunedin
The ship docks about 25 minutes out of Dunedin.  For those that purchased our optional shore excursion package, we will do a full day tour of Dunedin and the surrounding area.  We enjoy a “fairy tale drive” through captivating scenery while making stops along the way. Later we visit the territory of a rare Royal Albatross Colony. We may even see the largest sea bird in the world take flight or come in for a landing. These birds are amazing and one of our favorites to observe. We end the day with a city tour before returning to our ship.

Day 15: February 15: Akaroa
For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package will enjoy a two-hour scenic cruise to explore the beautiful, sheltered Akaroa Harbor.  Akaroa is home to one of the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins, the Hector’s Dolphin.  These endangered dolphins are only found in this small corner of the world.  You may have an opportunity to see and enjoy a variety of sea and birdlife throughout the cruise including the rare Hector’s Dolphin, blue penguin, fur seals and more.  At the conclusion of your cruise, you will have time to explore Akaroa on your own.  Remember that there is no guarantee to see wildlife since they are wild animals.

 Day 16: February 16: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 17: February 17: Tauranga
The ship docks about 1 ½ hours from Rotorua.  For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package, we are headed to Rotorua, home of the Maori’s.  Our tour includes a Rotorua Maori experience, a visit to the Agradome with a show and a sheep shearing demonstration along with a tour of a working farm.

Day 18: February 18: Auckland
Today we disembark our deluxe ship and travel outside of Auckland to visit the famous Waitomo Caves.  We will also stop for a short photo stop to see the LDS Temple outside of Auckland.  We then transfer to our hotel and overnight.

Day 19: February 19: Fiji
Today we enjoy a brief city tour of Auckland on our way to the airport.  We will then fly mid-day.  (This flight is NOT included in the tour price. If you have done your own airfare you will be required to purchase this flight on the same flight the group is on.) Upon arrival into Fiji we will transfer a little over an hour drive to our 5-star beach resort.

Day 20: February 20: Fiji
Enjoy your fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 21: February 21: Fiji
Another fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 22: February 22: Fiji – Home
Enjoy today to the fullest!  Sadly today is the last day to pretend that the real world doesn’t exist.  So have fun, and make the most of this beautiful resort.  You will be required to check out of your hotel room by noon.  We then enjoy a half-day tour of Nadi before we head to the airport for our late evening flight.  We cross the International Date Line on the way home…so you get to enjoy February 22nd twice!  Have a great trip.