Classic South Pacific: Nadi to Cairns

Enjoy the Classic South Pacific by encountering Fijian, Maori and Aboriginal cultures. Travel from Fiji to New Zealand to Australia taking in fantastic sights and experiences on route.

From idyllic, tropical islands, to bubbling geothermal pools, to spectacular Sydney Harbour, explore the unforgettable sights of the South Pacific on this 14 day tour.

Beautiful Fiji welcomes you with its famous smiles, and as much or as little to do as you’d like. Taste the South Pacific with your included tropical smorgasbord lunch. A cruise to exotic Tivua Island will still leave you plenty of time to relax in the sun before your onward flight to Auckland.

New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland seduces visitors with its laid back pace, world class museums, galleries and gardens. Enjoy spectacular city views from your included visit to Mt Eden, as well as historic Parnell Village. You’ll also explore some of the surrounding rainforest, including the black sand beach where ‘The Piano’ was filmed.

The North Island of New Zealand is a geology geek’s paradise. Believed to be over two million years old, the Waitomo Caves feature beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. You’ll have the chance to explore them on your way to Rotorua, where spouting geysers and boiling mudpools showcase geothermal New Zealand at its best. Cap off your sightseeing with a traditional Maori concert and Hangi (feast) at the Maori village of Te Tawa Ngahere Marare Pa.

Diverse and historic Sydney greets visitors with its sparkling harbour, iconic Harbour Bridge, and the unforgettable Sydney Opera House. Your included ferry ticket allows you to enjoy all three, including entry to Taronga Zoo, where you can say ‘G’day’ to kangaroos, koalas and other natives as well as many international guests. Your guided tour of The Rocks area offers a fascinating insight into Australia’s convict past, while an afternoon tour takes you to famous Bondi Beach for a more modern slice of Sydney.

Tropical Cairns offers a dazzling array of wildlife amid lush forest surrounds. You’ll visit the Great Barrier Reef for a close encounter with the world’s largest coral reef system. Then climb aboard an amphibious army duck for a trip into Kuranda’s scenic rainforest, where an authentic taste of Aboriginal culture, including a ‘Dreamtime’ walk and the chance to throw a boomerang await. 

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14 days/13 nights
Starting at$5,179 CAD per person

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Day 1

Nadi Airport to Denarau Island Hotels International Arrival with Meet and Greet

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Surrounded by lagoon swimming pools, lush tropical gardens, and bordered by a beautiful golf course, the Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island features an ideal location in paradise. A fabulous beach resort, this Fiji hotel is just 20 minutes from the international airport. Radisson Blu hotel boasts four diverse restaurants that cater to families and couples. Activities include the very popular kids club and white water slide, plus water sports, beach activities, day cruises and helicopter tours of Fiji.

Spread across 10 acres of pristine property on the beach, this resort in Fiji is perfect for a relaxing getaway, family holiday, wedding or business meeting. The resort's 270 spacious guest rooms and suites combine contemporary style with a unique blend of distinction Fijan features.

Meal Plan- Buffet Breakfast        Duration- 3 Nights

Day 2

Captain Cook Full Day Tivua Day Cruise with Lunch ex Nadi and Denarau Hotels

Set sail aboard tall ship "Ra Marama" or sailing catamaran "Fiji One" departing Denarau and cruise to Tivua Island - surrounded by a white sandy beach and 500 acres of coral gardens. The cruise includes snorkeling and glass bottom boat tours, tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, beer, wine and soft drinks on Tivua Island, kava ceremony and entertainment, volleyball, use of canoes, snorkeling equipment and beach-mats.

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Day 3

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

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Day 4

Airedale Boutique Suites

 Duration- 2 Nights

Formerly the Scenic Hotel Auckland, Airedale guests can expect a whole new level of service, being welcomed by our attentive, respectful, and professional hotel team, ensuring they have a premium experience to remember. We have also implemented eco-conscious options where possible throughout our entire hotel and operations to ensure we leave a positive impact on the world around us.

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Day 5

Best of Both Worlds

Experience the best sights of Auckland City in the morning combined with an afternoon Wilderness Experience -- a day of contrasts. Auckland is set on 52 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbours, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it's New Zealand's largest and busiest city. The morning tour is a journey of discovery designed to explore the history and sights as well as see how Aucklanders live and play.

A 30 minute drive from downtown Auckland brings you to the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the rain forest, where the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.

With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, your eco-tour continues on to the lush rain forest where you hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand's famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns.

Meal Plan- Breakfast          

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Day 6

Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo incl Lunch

Travel south from Auckland, through the rich farmland of the Waikato, and onto Waitomo. Here you will enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world famous Glowworm Caves. Your tour continues with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glow worms suspended from the cave ceiling. Following your tour there is time for lunch (included). You will then continue to Rotorua by coach.

Millennium Hotel Rotorua
This popular hotel in Rotorua is centrally located just a brief stroll to Lake Rotorua, Rotorua's International Convention Centre, world famous Polynesian Spa, the town centre and only minutes from Rotorua's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. At Millennium Hotel Rotorua, you will find 227 rooms offering you a wide choice of accommodation styles.

Duration- 2 Nights

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Day 7

Discover Rotorua Morning Tour

Today on your morning tour you will visit Te Puia and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where you can view mighty geysers, boiling mud pools, and the traditional arts and culture of the Maori People. You will also experience Rainbow Springs which is a unique showcase of New Zealand's flora and fauna including New Zealand's national icon, a kiwi bird. Last but not least, you will have a hands on experience at the Agrodome Sheep Show, giving you an animated insight into New Zealand's farming history.

Journey of Ages Evening Cultural Experience

This evening you will engage in a wonderful experience at the Tamaki Maori Village. Enroute your guide will instruct you on the rules and protocol for visiting Marae (meeting grounds). On arrival at the venue, nobody must enter the fortified village until the Powhiri (formal welcome) has been performed. The host tribe will send out a toa (warrior) who will challenge the guests, via their elected chief to ascertain if they come in peace. A Teka (peace offering) is placed and received by one of the visiting chiefs. At the Village, the Karanga, or "welcome call" will echo across the courtyard, followed by the Powhiri (welcome dance). You will then be able to enter onto the village grounds where the Tangata Whenua (people of the land) will demonstrate different activities such as poi twirling, hand games, weaponry displays, reciting chants and displaying activities of an era gone by.

The buffet style dinner will be held in the meetinghouse dining hall and will have everyone enjoying a succulent Hangi feast. The evening ends with the Poroporoaki, the official closing ceremony and you will be safely transferred back to your accommodation.

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Day 8

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1800's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and major shopping precincts. There is a wide array of upscale facilities, including on-site dining at the recently refurbished restaurant and a modern health club. The staff ensures that your stay at this accommodation in Sydney is both comfortable and unforgettable.

Meal Plan- Breakfast        Duration- 3 Nights

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Day 9

Morning Sydney City Tour with Opera House

Sydney - set on the beautiful blue Sydney Harbour, this fast paced city of cosmopolitan character is one of the world's most beautiful places. Colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways, gracious harbourside suburbs and friendly people epitomise the vibrancy of this spectacular city. Some highlights of your morning tour include a guided historic 'Sydney Rock' walking tour and a guided tour of Australia's most famous building - the Sydney Opera House. You'll also see Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, affluent waterside suburbs, trendy hotspots and much more.

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Day 10

Harbour Explorer Hop On Hop Off Cruise Plus Zoo

When in Sydney do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway. The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer pass is the easy way for visitors to explore Sydney over 2 days visiting up to eleven famous harbour precincts including Darling Harbour, Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison, Shark Island, Barangaroo, International Convention Centre Darling Harbour and Garden Island with full commentary. The round trip cruise is 60 - 90 minutes in duration with 30 - 45 minutes between vessels and you can stop off at any attraction and re-board the next Explorer with your two day ticket. Included in this pass is entry to Taronga Zoo and the Sky Safari Cable Car. Taronga Zoo is open from 9am - 5pm daily.

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Day 11

Pacific Hotel Cairns

The Pacific Hotel Cairns boasts a magnificent location, personalised service and award winning hospitality. Contemporary, and with a tropical ambiance, befitting a bygone era, an era when great service and friendly hospitality were the rule rather than the exception. Spacious rooms all offer balconies. Enjoy the onsite restaurant and bar, outdoor pool and complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel.

Duration- 3 Nights

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Day 12

Quicksilver Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Cruise ex Cairns

For an experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's wave piercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first-hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to dive (extra cost), snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef (extra cost). Whichever way you choose; you'll bring home a lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder.

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Day 13

Kuranda Classic Tour with Train Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Rainforestation

The Classic Kuranda Experience includes the main attractions of Kuranda, but gives you more free time to explore Kuranda. You will travel to Kuranda by scenic railway and then spend some free time in the village. Wander through the many shops and local markets, which offer a full range of local handicrafts, souvenirs, and gifts.

You will then be transferred to Rainforestation Nature Park, where you will enjoy a delicious Australian BBQ lunch, a guided tour of the rainforest on board an amphibious Army Duck, and the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance performance, followed by the Dreamtime Walk. You will learn how to throw a boomerang, see a spear-throwing demonstrations, and learn about aboriginal culture.

A guided tour of the Koala and Wildlife Park will commence at the Cultural Centre. Your coach will then transfer you to Kuranda Skyrail Terminal for the 7.5 kilometre Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey down the mountain. Your coach will then return you to your accommodation.

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Day 14

Cairns City to Cairns Domestic Airport

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PRICE INCLUDES:

13 nights hotel accommodation
Transfers throughout
Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary
Meals as indicated by the itinerary
PRICE EXCLUDES:

International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
Travel insurance
Visa fees if applicable
Gratuities unless otherwise stated
Items of a personal nature
Optional excursions
Beverages unless otherwise stated
Park fees unless stated
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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