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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 20 DAY CRUISE/TOUR - January 18, 2023

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

This special tour will visit important sites in Australia and New Zealand, plus it even has a fantastic stop in Fiji.  In Australia, you will visit Sydney & Brisbane also with an option to visit the Great Barrier Reef & Auckland option. In New Zealand, you will visit Auckland, Dunedin, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, Napier and sail through the Misty Fjords and more.

This is your chance to see 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 no 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.

  • 8 nights on Royal Caribbean cruise lines on the “Ovation of the Seas” in 4U upgraded inside cabin.
  • $300 in port charges.
  • $268.68 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 a city tour.
  • 2 nights hotel in Brisbane.
  • 2 nights hotel in Sydney.
  • 2 nights hotel in Hamilton, NZ.
  • Sydney roundtrip transfers, tours, and entrance fees.
  • Includes airfare from Brisbane to Sydney.
  • Includes airfare from Wellington to Hamilton NZ.
  • 3 days of shore excursions off the ship.
  • Special Guest Educator: Diane Prince.
  • Educational lectures on the ship.
  • Fun For Less Tours staff throughout the cruise, tour, and shore excursions – “We don’t send you, we take you.”
  • Airfare is not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our group airfare.
  • Great Barrier Reef Pre-Tour & Auckland Option is not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our Great Barrier Reef Pre-Tour which includes: 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 to and from Cairns & 1 night hotel in Auckland.  The price is $1,587.

Package Price: $5,395*

**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 - $2,178 (includes SLC to Brisbane, Auckland to Fiji, Fiji to SLC, and all taxes and fees).
LAX roundtrip - $1,938 (includes LAX to Brisbane, 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. If someone does purchase their own airfare they will be responsible to purchase their flight from Auckland to Fiji on the same flight the group is on since this is not included with the price of the tour. This flight is part of the Fun For Less Tours international airfare package.

Australia Regular Tour Group Itinerary:

Day 1: January 18:
Late afternoon flight from home to Los Angeles. Your flight will depart late this evening from Los Angeles to Brisbane.

Day 2: January 19:
Lose a day as you pass through the International Date Line.

Day 3: January 20: Brisbane, Australia
Depending on our arrival time into Brisbane we will start our tour of the area.  We will transfer to your deluxe hotel where we will overnight for the next 2 nights.

Day 4: January 21: Brisbane, Australia
Today we will do a city tour of Brisbane including a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you will be able to get up close and friendly with kangaroos, koala bears, and other Australian wildlife.

Day 5: January 22: Brisbane — Sydney, Australia
This morning we will transfer back to the Brisbane airport to fly to Sydney.  We will start our tour of Sydney which will include a city tour and a visit to the famous Opera House (including a tour of the interior).  Later we will transfer back to our hotel.

Day 6: January 23: Sydney, Australia
We will have a full day tour of the Sydney area.  We overnight in Sydney.

Day 7: January 24: Sydney, Australia
We will finish any missed sites in Sydney.  After our tour, we will transfer to our Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

Day 8: January 25: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 9: January 26: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 10: January 27: 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, and waterfalls that make this a truly memorable day.

Day 11: January 28: Dunedin, New Zealand
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 seabird 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 12: January 29: Christchurch, New Zealand
For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package will drive 1.5 hrs to Akaroa.  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.  We will take a boat ride where 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.  Remember that there is no guarantee to see wildlife since they are wild animals.  At the conclusion of your cruise, you will drive back to Christchurch for some free time.

Day 13: January 30: Picton, New Zealand
We will not be offering a tour in Picton.  You will have a free day to explore the town or purchase an excursion through the ship.

Day 14: January 31: Napier, New Zealand
We will not be offering a tour in Napier.  You will have a free day to explore the town.  The best way to enjoy Napier is to simply wander the quaint town and admire it’s Art Deco architecture.

Day 15: February 1: Wellington – Hamilton, New Zealand
Today we say goodbye to our beautiful cruise ship as we will disembark.  After we have boarded the buses we will do a tour of Wellington.  After we finish the tour we will transfer to the airport where we will fly to Hamilton, New Zealand where we will overnight for the next 2 nights.

Day 16: February 2: Rotorua , New Zealand
This morning we depart for a 1.5 hour drive to Rotorua where we will visit the Agrodome, sheep show & Maori Experience.  When we are done we will transfer back to Hamilton where we will overnight.

Day 17: February 3: Auckland, New Zealand – Fiji
Early this morning we depart Hamilton and travel 2.5 hours to Auckland.  We will visit the Auckland Museum and do a short city tour if time permits.  We then transfer to the Auckland airport and fly to Fiji where we will spend the next 3 nights.  (The flight from Auckland to Fiji is included in the group airfare.  If you did not purchase the group airfare you must still purchase this internal flight.  It is NOT included in the price of the tour.)

Day 18: February 4: Fiji
Enjoy your fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 19: February 5: Fiji
Another fantastic day to enjoy your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 20: February 6: 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 today twice!  Have a great trip.

 

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Australia with Great Barrier Reef Option Group Itinerary:

Day 1: January 16:
Late afternoon flight from home to Los Angeles. Your flight will depart late this evening from Los Angeles to Brisbane.

Day 2: January 17:
Lose a day as you pass through the International Date Line.

Day 3: January 18: Brisbane, Australia
Depending on our arrival time into Brisbane we will start our tour of the area.  We will transfer to your deluxe hotel where we will overnight for the next 2 nights.

Day 4: January 19: Brisbane, Australia
Today we will do a city tour of Brisbane including a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you will be able to get up close and friendly with kangaroos, koala bears, and other Australian wildlife.

Day 5: January 20: Sydney – Cairns, Australia
Today we will transfer in the morning back to Brisbane airport where we will fly to Cairns.  Upon arrival, we will transfer to our hotel where we will spend the next 2 nights.

Day 6: January 21: Cairns, Australia
Today will be a full day on the Great Barrier Reef.  We take a boat to the Outer Barrier Reef for unlimited snorkeling (equipment and instruction included) and swimming.  At the end of the day, we return to the hotel.

Day 7: January 22: Cairns – 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.  We take a late afternoon flight from Cairns to Sydney.  Upon arrival in Sydney, we will transfer to our hotel for the night.

Day 8: January 23: Sydney, Australia
We will have a full day tour of the Sydney area.  We overnight in Sydney.

Day 9: January 24: Sydney, Australia
We will finish any missed sites in Sydney.  After our tour, we will transfer to our Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

Day 10: January 25: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 11: January 26: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 12: January 27: 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, and waterfalls that make this a truly memorable day.

Day 13: January 28: Dunedin, New Zealand
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 seabird 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 14: January 29: Christchurch, New Zealand
For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package will drive 1.5 hrs to Akaroa.  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.  We will take a boat ride where 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.  Remember that there is no guarantee to see wildlife since they are wild animals.  At the conclusion of your cruise, you will drive back to Christchurch for some free time.

Day 15: January 30: Picton, New Zealand
We will not be offering a tour in Picton.  You will have a free day to explore the town or purchase an excursion through the ship.

Day 16: January 31: Napier, New Zealand
We will not be offering a tour in Napier.  You will have a free day to explore the town.  The best way to enjoy Napier is to simply wander the quaint town and admire it’s Art Deco architecture.

Day 17: February 1: Wellington – Hamilton, New Zealand
Today we say goodbye to our beautiful cruise ship as we will disembark.  After we have boarded the buses we will do a tour of Wellington.  After we finish the tour we will transfer to the airport where we will fly to Hamilton, New Zealand where we will overnight for the next 2 nights.

Day 18: February 2: Rotorua , New Zealand
This morning we depart for a 1.5 hour drive to Rotorua where we will visit the Agrodome, sheep show & Maori Experience.  When we are done we will transfer back to Hamilton where we will overnight.

Day 19: February 3: Hamilton – Auckland, New Zealand
We have a mornin departure where we will travel 2.5 hours to Auckland where we will visit the Auckland Museum and have a city tour.  We then transfer to our hotel to overnight.

Day 20: February 4: Auckland, New Zealand – Fiji
Today we transfer to the Auckland airport and fly to Fiji where we will spend the next 3 nights.  (The flight from Auckland to Fiji is included in the group airfare.  If you did not purchase the group airfare you must still purchase this internal flight.  It is NOT included in the price of the tour.)

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

Day 22: February 6: Fiji
Another fantastic day to enjoy your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 23: February 7: 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 today twice!  Have a great trip.