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Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Cruise

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

The Best of Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Optional Great Barrier Reef Pre-Tour 23 day cruise/tour - March 9, 2025

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 & Brisbane option. In New Zealand, you will visit Auckland, Dunedin, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington, 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:

  • 14 nights on Royal Caribbean cruise lines on the “Quantum of the Seas” in a 4U upgraded inside cabin.
  • $375 in port charges.
  • $277.89 in cruise taxes.
  • All land taxes.
  • All booking fees and ticketing fees.
  • 1-night hotel in Brisbane.
  • 2-nights hotel in Sydney.
  • 3-nights at a deluxe beach resort in Fiji.
  • Fiji roundtrip transfers and a city tour.
  • Transfers are included if you booked our group airfare or your flight arrives on or before and departs on or after our group flights.
  • Includes airfare from Sydney to Brisbane.
  • 5 days of shore excursions off the ship.
    • Dunedin
    • Christchurch
    • Wellington
    • Tauranga
    • Bay of Islands
  • Special Guest Educator: Michael Wilcox.
  • 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 & Brisbane 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), a full-day cruise and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, Aboriginal Culture Village and round-trip airfare to and from Cairns. Plus 1 additional night in Brisbane. The price is $1,587.

Package Price: $5,395*

*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include Great Barrier pre-tour, visas, international airfare, and tips.

Your day-by-day itinerary is a partial list of your tour. The itinerary below is subject to change as needed at any time to accomplish everything we can in each area we visit.

Day 1: March 9:
Late afternoon flight from home to Los Angeles. Your flight will depart late this evening from Los Angeles to Sydney.

Day 2: March 10:
Lose a day as you pass through the International Date Line.

Day 3: March 11: Sydney, Australia
Depending on our arrival time into Sydney we will start our tour of the area.  We will transfer to your deluxe hotel where we will overnight for the next 2 nights.  (Transfers are included if you booked our group airfare or your flight arrives on or before and departs on or after our group flights.)

Day 4: March 12: Sydney, Australia
Today we will have a full day tour of Sydney which will include a city tour and a visit to the famous Opera House (including a tour of the interior) and more.  Later we will transfer back to our hotel.

Day 5: March 13: Sydney — Brisbane, Australia
We will finish any missed sites in Sydney.  After our tour, we will transfer the airport for our flight to Brisbane.  Depending on the arrival time we may start our tour of Brisbane.  We then transfer to our hotel where we overnight for the next 2 nights.

Day 6: March 14: 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.  After our tour, we will transfer to our Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

Day 7: March 15: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 8: March 16: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 9: March 17: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 10: March 18: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
We will have the chance to relax as we cruise past rocky promontories and secluded beaches on our way to Hole-in-The-Rock, a 240 ft hole in the cliff that has slowly been eroded by wind and waves.  Along the way, you may even have the chance to see dolphins playing in the waves.

Day 11: March 19: Tauranga, New Zealand
The ship docks about 1 ½ hour from Rotorua.  We are headed to Rotorua.  Our tour includes a visit to the Agradome with a sheep show and a sheep shearing demonstration along with a tour of a working farm.

Day 12: March 20: 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 13: March 21: Wellington, New Zealand
We will enjoy a tour around the “Wonderful, Windy Wellington”.  It is located on Cooks Strait (the strait that separates the north and south islands) which makes it susceptible to unpredictable weather and the strong winds that funnel through the strait.  This beautiful city was originally settled by a London based company in the 1840s.  There is still a Victorian feel to parts of the city.  While here we visit the Te Papa Museum and the Mt. Victoria Tramway among other interesting sites.

Day 14: March 22: Christchurch, New Zealand
We 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: March 23: Dunedin, New Zealand
The ship docks about 25 minutes out of Dunedin.  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 16: March 24: 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 17: March 25: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 18: March 26: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 19: March 27: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 20: March 28: Brisbane – Fiji
Unfortunately, we must say goodbye to our beautiful ship. After we disembark we will fly from Brisbane to Fiji.  Upon arrival in Fiji, we will transfer about 1 hour to our hotel where we will spend the next 3 nights. (The flight from Brisbane to Fiji is included in the group airfare.  If you did not purchase the group airfare you must still purchase this internal flight on the same flight as the group.  It is NOT included in the price of the tour.)

Day 21: March 29: Fiji
Enjoy your fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 22: March 30: Fiji
Another fantastic day to enjoy your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 23: March 31: 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.  (Transfers are included if you booked our group airfare or your flight arrives on or before and departs on or after our group flights.)

 

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Australia with Great Barrier Reef Option Group Itinerary:

Day 1: March 7:
Late afternoon flight from home to Los Angeles. Your flight will depart late this evening from Los Angeles to Sydney.

Day 2: March 8:
Lose a day as you pass through the International Date Line.

Day 3: March 9: Sydney, Australia
Depending on our arrival time into Sydney we will start our tour of the area.  We will transfer to your deluxe hotel where we will overnight for the next 2 nights.  (Transfers are included if you booked our group airfare or your flight arrives on or before and departs on or after our group flights.)

Day 4: March 10: Sydney, Australia
Today we will have a full day tour of Sydney which will include a city tour and a visit to the famous Opera House (including a tour of the interior) and more.  Later we will transfer back to our hotel.

Day 5: March 11: Sydney — Cairns, Australia
We will finish any missed sites in Sydney.  After our tour, we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Cairns.  Depending on the arrival time we may start our tour of Cairns.  We then transfer to our hotel where we overnight for the next 2 nights.

Day 6: March 12: 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: March 13: Cairns – Brisbane, 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 Brisbane.  Upon arrival into Brisbane, we will transfer to our hotel for the night.

Day 8: March 14: 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.  After our tour, we will transfer to our Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

Day 9: March 15: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 10: March 16: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 11: March 17: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 12: March 18: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
We will have the chance to relax as we cruise past rocky promontories and secluded beaches on our way to Hole-in-The-Rock, a 240 ft hole in the cliff that has slowly been eroded by wind and waves.  Along the way, you may even have the chance to see dolphins playing in the waves.

Day 13: March 19: Tauranga, New Zealand
The ship docks about 1 ½ hour from Rotorua.  We are headed to Rotorua.  Our tour includes a visit to the Agradome with a sheep show and a sheep shearing demonstration along with a tour of a working farm.

Day 14: March 20: 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: March 21: Wellington, New Zealand
We will enjoy a tour around the “Wonderful, Windy Wellington”.  It is located on Cooks Strait (the strait that separates the north and south islands) which makes it susceptible to unpredictable weather and the strong winds that funnel through the strait.  This beautiful city was originally settled by a London based company in the 1840s.  There is still a Victorian feel to parts of the city.  While here we visit the Te Papa Museum and the Mt. Victoria Tramway among other interesting sites.

Day 16: March 22: Christchurch, New Zealand
We 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 17: March 23: Dunedin, New Zealand
The ship docks about 25 minutes out of Dunedin.  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 18: March 24: 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 19: March 25: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 20: March 26: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 21: March 27: Fun Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.

Day 22: March 28: Brisbane
Unfortunately, we must say goodbye to our beautiful ship. After we disembark we will spend the day touring the Brisbane.  After we are done with the tour we transfer to our hotel for the night.

Day 23: March 29: Brisbane – Fiji
We will have a late morning transfer to the Brisbane airport where we will fly from Brisbane to Fiji.  Upon arrival in Fiji, we will transfer about 1 hour to our hotel where we will spend the next 3 nights. (The flight from Brisbane to Fiji is included in the group airfare.  If you did not purchase the group airfare you must still purchase this internal flight on the same flight as the group.  It is NOT included in the price of the tour.)

Day 24: March 30: Fiji
Enjoy your fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 25: March 31: Fiji
Another fantastic day to enjoy your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 26: April 1: 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.  (Transfers are included if you booked our group airfare or your flight arrives on or before and departs on or after our group flights.)