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Beyond G’day: Fiji Islands, New Zealand, Australia 2019

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15 Days
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Tour 1: Sep 16 - Sep 30, 2019
Tour 2: Oct 09 - Oct 23, 2019
Los Angeles Airport. If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares
Fiji Islands

Fiji Islands – New Zealand – Australia 2019

Fiji Islands – Auckland – Waitomo Caves – Taupo 

Rotorua – Melbourne – Blue Mountains – Sydney

Tour 1: Sep 16 – Sep 30, 2019               Tour Price: $4,995  +  Tax

Tour 2: Oct 09 – Oct 23, 2019               Tour Price: $4,995  +  Tax

Inclusive of New Zealand & Australia visa fees

Featuring special treats with New Zealand steak, seafood buffets, spanner crab (seasonal), and quality meals at famed Vietnamese restaurants

Overwater bungalow resort from the air, Fiji Islands

Sightseeing

Fiji, with its chain of picturesque, yet stunning islands that will dazzle your eyes

Fiji, with its luxurious resorts and spas, and a flavorful cuisine that will surely satisfy your taste buds

Fiji, with its white sand beaches, kaleidoscopic coral reefs, diversity of marine life, and crystal-clear waters which are worth the plunge

Fiji, an ideal destination for families, honeymooners, or those who love adventures

Join AV Travel in getting away from your mundane daily life with a trip to Fiji to discover its pristine beauty

Fiji, a tropical paradise…

Itinerary

Day 01

Check in at Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Depart for Fiji Islands. An English-speaking AV Travel tour leader will guide and escort traveler(s) throughout the trip.

Day 02

Fly across the Pacific Ocean.

Day 03

Arrive at Nadi International Airport. Our local guide will welcome you with a “Bula” smile and a Shell Lei necklace. We’ll venture into Nadi’s heartland, through the beautiful Sabeto Valley to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, which houses the largest and most varied orchid collection in Fiji. Move on to Viseisei Village, the legendary landing site of the first Fijians, where you will be guided through the village and handicraft displays. The Vuda Lookout affords a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the West’s mountain ranges, Nadi Bay. Enjoy a free afternoon. Dinner at your hotel. (L/D)

Day 04

In the morning, enjoy a Combo Cruise, a fantastic combination cruise exploring the outer Mamanuca Islands and ashore the South Sea Island. On South Sea Island, enjoy great snorkeling and water sports or take the semi-submersible ride to see the spectacular coral and fish life. You’ll enjoy a tasty barbecue lunch. Everyone gathers around rustic tables at an open-air restaurant to watch Fijian performances and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with salads, beer, wine and soft drinks. You’ll also get to see many of the islands including Treasure, Beachcomber, Mana, Castaway, Malolo and Likuliku. Back to your hotel for dinner. (B/L/D)

Day 05

Arrive in Auckland (also known as “the City of Sails“). It is New Zealand’s center of commerce and industry. Tour the city center, along Karangahape Road with its chequered past & eclectic vibe, past fashionable Ponsonby & over the Auckland Harbour bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf & city skyline. Visit the Viaduct Harbour & Auckland’s famous Queen street before continuing to the Auckland Domain – the city’s oldest park, situated on a 62,000-year-old volcano with fabulous views of the harbor. (B/D)

Day 06

Depart Auckland and travel through the Waikato region known for its dairy farms. Pass through the small settlements of Whatawhata and Pirongia before reaching Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour through this world-famous cave formation, climaxed by drifting silently in a boat through a glow worm cavern lit up with thousands of tiny glow worm lights.

Depart Waitomo, relax on board the coach to Taupo. Lake Taupo is the largest lake in the Southern Hemisphere at 619sq kilometers & lies in a series of volcanic craters. Highlights include the Aratiatia Rapids when at mid-day the gates of this dam on the Waikato River are opened and provide a spectacular view of rapids filling the valley and the famous Huka Falls, another of the wonders of the Waikato River. (B/L/D)

Day 07

Drive to Rotorua. Visit Te Puia – the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, home of the world famous Pohutu geyser. View Maori carving, flax garment making and a life-size replica of a traditional Maori village. Visit the Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a unique showcase of native flora and fauna while the Agrodome Sheep Show is an entertaining ‘hands-on’ experience – an animated insight into New Zealand farming. (B/L/D)

Day 08

Travel along Rotorua’s lakeside area to the beautiful Government Gardens, past Rotorua’s Tudor Towers alongside the geothermal steam pools – famous for their therapeutic qualities. Drive to Matamata, Enjoy a guided tour of a visit to Hobbiton Movie set, where you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire, as featured in The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit trilogies.

Back to Auckland. While we’re in Auckland, visit the Sky Tower, an observation and telecommunications tower at a height of 328 metres (1,076 ft). It is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. (B/L/D)

Day 09

Venture to Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania. The name “Melbourne” covers an urban agglomeration spanning 9,992.5 km2, which comprises the broader metropolitan area, as well as being the common name for its city centre. Melbourne has compelling appeal in its gardens, its history, its character and its charm. (B/D)

Day 10

Drive to the Dandenong Ranges, which offer some of the most magnificent countryside in Victoria. Recapture the romance and charm of the bygone days of steam as you enjoy a ride on Puffing Billy. Built in 1900, Puffing Billy is Australia’s oldest steam railway. Continue to Westernport Bay – water birds and mangroves & Philip Island Nature Park – a natural home for Koalas, Seals & little Penguins. (B/L/D)

Day 11

Take a ride through nature on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean. This diverse and dramatic region takes in surf beaches, historic ports, whale lookouts, breathtaking mountain ranges, rainforests and national parks. Witness the rugged splendour of the famous Twelve Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean on Victoria’s dramatic coastline. (B/L/D)

Day 12

Fly to Sydney, the fast-paced city of cosmopolitan character is one of the world’s most beautiful places. Enjoy the Dinner Cruise & watch Sydney light up at night. Take photos of floodlit Sydney Harbour icons in the evening. (B/D)

Day 13

Visit the Spectacular Darling Harbour, Sydney Entertainment Center, The Rock’s. Drive to Bondi Beach, passing through the affluent eastern suburbs. Visit Milson’s Point for the best possible photo opportunity of the Sydney Opera House, view the beautiful Middle Harbour area and Spit Bridge from Seaforth Lookout. Continue to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful settings you will see anywhere, with the gardens filling an area of land between the harbour and the eastern part of the central business district. (B/D)

Day 14

Move on to the Blue Mountains. Stop by Echo Point to see the Three Sisters rock formation towering over Jamison Valley. There will also be magnificent views over Megalong Valley as we follow the scenic Cliff Drive. continues with a walk on the valley floor boardwalk under a canopy of tall tree ferns & get breathtaking views over the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap. There will also be a tour through mountain towns of Medlow Bath and Mt. Victoria. Wonder at the ruggedness of the Blue Mountains from Bells Line.
Stop to visit Koala Park, discovering over hundred species of Australia’s diverse wildlife: koalas, kangaroos, wallabies & wombats. Visit the Vietnamese town at Cabramatta. (B/L/D)

Day 15

Fly back to Los Angeles Airport. (B)

Notes

Departure & Return

  • Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
  • If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares

Tour Includes

  • Roundtrip flights: LAX – Fiji Islands – New Zealand  – Australia – LAX, and Australia domestic flights. All in economy class
  • 4 – 5-star hotels with dual occupancy rooms.  A surcharge of $1,290 is added to single rooms
  • New Zealand and Australia visa fees
  • Deluxe coach between cities
  • Daily meals as described in the itinerary
  • International travel insurance

Terms & Agreements

  • A deposit of $300 per person is required
  • The final payment is due 45 days prior to departure
  • A full payment is required in booking within 45 days prior to departure
  • Tour fare does not include: Gratuity to driver & tour guide, Porterage at hotel & Personal expense
  • Tour participants are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months before the return date 
  • It is the responsibility of the tour participants to submit valid and proper travel documentation. Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa requirements