Tour duration: 19 days / 18 nights.
Dates of arrival: 9.04.2017 – 27.04.2017.
Route: Melbourne – Philip's island – Melbourne – National park of Greyt Otway – the rock of "12 apostles" – Melbourne – a cruise to Tasmania – Cairns – Palm-Kov – a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef – National park of the tropical plateau Aterton – Sydney – Kvinstaun – Earth of fjords – the lake Vonaka Kvinstaun-– the region of Glaciers – National park "Western lands" – flight by helicopter or tracking to a terminal part of a glacier of Frans Josef – Blinchikovy rocks in National park of Paparoa – terms of the Southern Alps – the village of Kaykora – Picton – Wellington – the Valley of volcanoes – Lake Taupo – the valley of geysers of Rotorua – Waituomo's cave – Auckland.
Surcharge for the single room on the person: $1065 or 1520 NZD.
* The prices of tours are established in New Zealand dollars. The New Zealand dollar is weaker than American. Approximate course at the moment: USD1-00 – NZD0.70 i.e. to receive cost in US dollars, it is necessary to increase dollars of New Zealand on 0.70. We will specify a course at the time of booking.
In cost it is usually included:
Day 1, 9.04.2016. Melbourne
Arrival in the airport of the largest cultural center of Australia – Melbourne. The country continent, amazing and most ancient on the planet, attracts a huge number of travelers the unusual nature and unique monuments history and architecture. She received the name from the mysterious southern earth Terra incognito Avstralius.
Transfer in hotel, placement in number (settling after 14:00, earlier settling – at additional expense). Rest, free time for independent walks and studying of the city.
Day 2, 10.04.2016. Melbourne – Philip's island – Melbourne (300 kilometers in way)
In the morning you will meet the Russian-speaking guide and will go to a sightseeing tour. More than 3,5 million people live in the capital of the State of Victoria. You will walk on its bustling streets, surprise ancient and ultramodern buildings, you will be able to estimate beauty of the known sports and cultural constructions. Melbourne is considered the bright green city, it is famous for abundance of picturesque gardens and parks which occupy the fourth part of its territory.
This day you will be able to go sightseeing main and to rise by a skyscraper which completely transparent glass cube leaves to estimate the magnificent panoramic views opening from height of bird's flight (does not enter in the Approximate cost of a tour, $20 for the person are paid on the place).
After a lunch – departure on an excursion to Philip's island. These reserved territories are well-known that here it is possible to meet a large number of charming "marsupials of bears" – koalas (the trip is included programs in the price). They drowsily chew eucalyptus leaves and are always ready to pose for photos of tourists.
Moving on the cape Nobbiz, walk on the picturesque ocean coast, observation of life of seals and the kangaroos who are grazed in green valleys. After you will reach the place where it is possible to get acquainted with the least penguins on the planet (is included programs in the price). As soon as the sun sits down, they come back from fishing to the coast. Friendly kids always willingly meet people.
Many travelers consider that the Parade of penguins – really unique phenomenon which can become so popular sight as the Sydney opera or the Great Barrier Reef.
Late return to Melbourne, rest.
Day 3, 11.04.2016. Melbourne – National park of Greyt Otway – the rock of "12 apostles" – Melbourne – a cruise to Tasmania (520 kilometers in way)
Early in the morning you will meet the Russian-speaking guide-driver and will go to a fascinating travel for the whole day on the Great ocean road. It is considered one of the most picturesque roads of the continent. You are waited by walk during which you will see beauty of the local nature – boundless beaches, the dense eucalyptus woods in which there live cockatoos and koalas.
This day you will have a chance to see Melbourne and its vicinities from height – having risen by helicopter over legendary Okeanskaya Road. She will bring you to the mysterious rocks of "12 apostles" which appeared in these parts thanks to a coastline erosion from sandstones. Flight by helicopter is not included in the Approximate cost of a tour, is possible at will, payment on the place, cost – $145 for the person in 15 minutes. Evening return to Melbourne.
Landing to the ferry and departure in a night cruise to the island of Tasmania located in 240 kilometers from the continent. Placement in a comfortable double cabin.
Days 4-5, 12.04.2016 – 13.04.2016. Tasmania (440 kilometers in way)
Arrival on the legendary island of Tasmania which was opened by the Dutch seafarer Abel Tasman. He is famous that most of the representatives of flora and fauna living here do not meet any more anywhere on the planet.
Meeting with the Russian-speaking guide and the beginning of a travel on National parks of the island – Maunt Fild and Kreydl Maunt. You are waited by walk at the lake Dove, survey of the gorge Livn and studying of the park of the Australian animals in which there live the Tasmanian devils (entrance tickets are not included in the park in the Approximate cost of a tour, are paid separately, cost – $30 for the person).
You will see falls Russell, will visit local winery and will be able to try various grades of wines (it is paid separately on the place), and also will taste the freshest oysters dishes on one of farms (it is paid separately on the place).
On the fourth day of the program waits for you search of opossums and wild wombats. During rest on an otsrova you will visit Richmond and the Penguin, and also will be able to study dostoprimechatelnitsa of the capital of Tasmania – Hobart. Undoubtedly, rise on the survey platform to admire a magnificent panoramic view of mountains Wellington will become a highlight of an excursion trip.
Evening of the fifth day – free time for independent walks across Hobart.
Day 6, 14.04.2016. Tasmania – Cairns – Palm-Kov (26 kilometers in way)
Early in the morning you will meet the agglogovoryashchy driver in port. A transfer in the airport and flight to Cairns – the noisy town surrounded with unique rainforests (does not enter in the Approximate cost of a tour, it is paid separately). Departure at 7:00, arrival at 12:20.
Cairns is considered gate to a unique sight of Australia – to the Great Barrier Reef. It was stretched on the northeast of the coast of Australia on 2 thousand kilometers, consists of nearly 3000 separate reeves and nine hundred islands, and is perfectly visible even from space. CNN appropriated to the Big Coral Reef consisting of billions of the smallest microorganisms, a rank of one of wonders of the world.
Transfer with the English-speaking driver to the tropical resort Palm-Kov located on the coast of the Coral Sea. Placement in hotel complex (it is guaranteed after 14:00), free time for independent rest and bathing on the beach.
Day 7, 15.04.2016. A cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
This day you are waited by a cruise to the biggest education on the planet created by live organisms.
Meeting with the Russian-speaking guide, morning moving to port, placement on a high-speed catamaran and departure in a cruise for the whole day (it is included in the Approximate cost of a tour). You will float by a set of islands of the Reef, on one of them you land to dive with a mask or with an aqualung into turquoise waters and to study extraordinary various and colourful underwater world of these places. Rent of the equipment for snorkeling (a mask, a tube, flippers) is included in the Approximate cost of a tour, the diving is paid in addition on the place.
Lunch onboard. The cost of a cruise also included two tea drinking. At desire and for an additional fee you will be able to rise during the cruise in air by excursion helicopter and to estimate beauty and greatness of the Big Reef from height of bird's flight, or to plunge on depth in the submarine (it is paid in addition).
Evening return to hotel. Free time for independent walks and rest.
Day 8, 16.04.2016. National park of the tropical plateau Aterton (210 kilometers in way)
Meeting with the Russian-speaking guide in hotel complex. This day you for the whole day will go to a travel on the Australian jungle. You are waited by acquaintance to typical animals of the amazing country continent – duck-bills, wild kangaroos, a cockatoo, vallab and bats. During walk you will be able to plunge into the lake located in a volcano crater, to examine tropical plantations, picturesque falls, valley open spaces Aterton and the granite gorge.
Evening return to hotel complex, rest and free time for independent walks.
Day 9, 17.04.2016. Sydney
Morning flight to the largest city of Australia and one of the most beautiful cities of the planet – Sydney (it is not included in cost, departure time – 10:10, arrival time – 13:15 is paid separately). It annually attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists even from the most remote corners of the globe. During the excursion you will be able to see its beautiful parks, beaches with clean gold dust creating a fancy pattern along the coastline and also sights known around the world.
Meeting at the airport the English-speaking driver, a transfer and placement in hotel (the guaranteed settling after 14:00). Free time and rest. At 16:00 – a meeting with the Russian-speaking guide and departure on a sightseeing tour on the city.
Sydney is often called the city of contrasts, on streets of its quite modern areas it is possible to meet the best examples of architecture of the XIX century: cathedrals, monuments and fountains. Of course, during the excursion you will be able to admire the well-known architectural masterpieces of the present and the main sights of the capital – Sydney Opera House and one of the biggest in the world of arch bridges – Harbor Bridge.
In the downtown it will be possible to visit the Hyde park, the historical area Roks most of which of constructions still remembers the first immigrants on the continent, to see a city town hall, the ancient building of Treasury, Gallery of arts, Parliament of New South Wales and St. Mary's Cathedral.
Excursion day at the highest building of Sydney – a television tower will come to the end. Rise on its survey platform is not included in the cost of the program, cost – $32 is paid separately. Return to hotel.
Day 10, 18.04.2016. Sydney
The day off for independent studying of Sydney, sightseeing and acquisition of souvenirs for the family and friends. At desire and at additional expense you will be able to go to a cruise on the Sydney bay (the cost – $75 for the person, the lunch is included). Also for an additional fee it is possible to descend in an oceanarium or to visit the park of the Australian animals.
Tour for the whole day in National park the Blue Mountains is optionally available. You are waited by a travel to the Blue Mountains covered with the relic eucalyptus woods. Eucalyptuses allocate a large amount of oil which creates a surprising blue haze in the atmosphere. It makes mountains similar to a fine mirage or scenery for the fantastic movie.
Do not miss an opportunity to examine vicinities from height of survey platforms and to learn surprising and fine legends of natives, which as if these places are impregnated. Later you will be able to go down in the dense woods by the most abrupt railroad on the planet brought in the Guinness Book of Records.
Trip cost to the Blue Mountains with the Russian-speaking guide depends on the number of participants (payment on the place): The 3rd persons of-190 AUD on persons, the 4th persons of-170 AUD on persons, the 5th persons of-150 AUD on persons, the 6th persons of-130 AUD on persons, the 7th persons of-115 AUD on persons, the 8th persons of-105 AUD on persons, the 9th persons of-95 AUD on persons, the 10th persons of-85 AUD on persons, the 11th persons of-75 AUD on persons. An entrance to the park of animal – 29.50 AUD.
Day 11, 19.04.2016. Sydney – Kvinstaun (40 kilometers in way)
Morning flight to New Zealand, arrival in the main tourist center of the country – Kvinstaun (it is not included in cost, the departure at 10:40, arrival at 15:40 is paid in addition). Meeting with the Russian-speaking guide-driver.
At once after an arrival you are waited by a fascinating excursion to the Town of gold prospectors. You will be able to walk on the picturesque small streets keeping memory of gold-rush times, to buy excellent souvenirs for the family and friends and to take memorable pictures.
After – fascinating and quite extreme adventure in the picturesque gorge of the river Shotover. You will be able to sweep on the high-speed water-jet boat on incredibly beautiful mountain canyon. Turns by 360 degrees and a huge number of complex and unexpected maneuvers will not leave indifferent any judge of active recreation. Many travelers consider this adventure the best trip on the planet on the watercraft with the water-jet engine. It is worth trying! The adventure is not included in the Approximate cost of a tour, $NZ 139 for the person are paid in addition.
Free time for independent walks across Kvinstaun which is famous for the picturesque harbor, a set of shops and cozy small restaurants. At desire you will be able to go to an evening travel on the lake Vakatip by picturesque ancient steamship. The trip assumes acquaintance to locals and calling on a visit estates. There you will see how correctly cut sheep and as dogs shepherds work. In the evening – free time and rest.
Day 12, 20.04.2016. Kvinstaun – Earth of fjords – Kvinstaun (290 kilometers in way to one party)
This day you will go for the whole day in a travel of fjords on the ground. It settled down in the territory of one of the biggest national parks of the planet and UNESCO is protected. Early departure from hotel to the fjord Milford Sound (the trip is included in the Approximate cost of a tour).
Survey of majestic fjords which are among steep rocks, falls and glaciers. Pay attention to the peak which is distinguished from all others to the Mitre. Continuation of a travel on the mountain road. On the way you will see a tunnel stronghold Homer, sculptures of a kazm and the exotic parrots living in these parts – Kaká and KIA. Here the most rare birds who are not able to fly – a takakha remained.
Cruise on the fjord Milford Sound and evening return to Kvinstaun. We recommend to go back by plane or the helicopter to examine from height of beauty of glaciers and mountain tops of the Southern Alps (flight duration – 35 minutes, are not included in the Approximate cost of a tour, the price changes depending on a type of transport, payment on the place).
Free time for independent walks and rest. The participants who decided not to use plane or helicopter will return back the same road late evening.
Day 13, 21.04.2016. Kvinstaun – the lake Vonaka – the region of Glaciers – National park "Western lands" (350 kilometers in way)
Morning departure to the highest glaciers and mountains of the Southern Alps. At first you will cross the royal ridge and will be able to glance in the oldest tavern of New Zealand. After – descent to the lake Vonaka and visit of the Center of the distorted spaces (tickets are acquired separately).
Further your way will lie from Makaror's valley to the pass. Descent along the river to the picturesque coast of the Tasman Sea. You will be able to inhale the purest air of the rainforests clamped between snow-covered peaks of the Southern Alps, glaciers and sea open spaces. This road is recognized as one of the most beautiful in New Zealand.
Stops for photography, walks on vicinities and bathings will be on the way made (at will). The travelers for the first time getting to these places admire beauty of the relic woods, mirror lakes with turquoise water, deep gorges and boundless valleys. In the evening you will reach the region of Glaciers. You are waited by rest, bathing in hot pools (it is not included in cost, it is paid on the place). Placement in the territory of National park the Western lands.
Day 14, 22.04.2016. National park "Western lands" – flight by helicopter or tracking to a terminal part of a glacier of Frans Josef – Blinchikovy rocks in National park of Paparoa – terms of the Southern Alps (480 kilometers in way)
In the first half of day you will study the glaciers located in the territory of National park. They are very important for ecology of the valleys which are below and are incredibly beautiful. We recommend to you to examine local landscapes from which beauty takes the breath away, from height. At desire and at additional expense you will be able to go to flight by helicopter which will make short landing in upper courses of glaciers (flight duration – half an hour, an opportunity to go to an air excursion depends on weather conditions, cost – $NZ 235).
Fans of active recreation can are interested in "zabroska" by helicopter in a kingdom of glaciers with the subsequent tracking accompanied by the skilled instructor (it is not included in the cost of the program, cost – $NZ 425 for the person, in it to a vkhoditvsa necessary equipment, services of the instructor, 2 flights by helicopter and two-hour tracking to glaciers is paid in addition). The possibility of commission of this activity depends on weather conditions.
One more option it is active and interesting to spend this day – to go to a pedestrian travel to a terminal part of a glacier of Frans Josef. You will go to the North through the dense rainforests located between the sea coast and snow-covered mountain tops. Pay attention to the landscapes of the Western coast surrounding you, almost all its territory it is included in the list of the World natural heritage of UNESCO.
This day you will also be able to examine small historical towns. One of the first stops will be made in the center for production and processing of nephrite which is very much appreciated by Maori. Continuation of a travel on the Western coast, arrival in National park of Paparoa.
Survey of a unique natural object – the freshly roasted pancakes of Blinchikovy rocks put in the form of a pile. The real representation begins here during inflow. Water escapes from the earth fountains of the impressive sizes and strikes tourists with beauty and singularity of dance of two elements.
Crossing of ridges of the Southern Alps, arrival in a forest park Victoria where you are waited by fascinating walk around the picturesque mirror lake which is surrounded by the traditional Alpine nature.
After – moving is closer to tops of the Southern Alps and hot springs located there. In the evening you are waited by the weakening and revitalizing rest in terms (it is not included in the cost of the program, it is paid in addition on the place). Free time.
Day 15, 23.04.2016. Terms of the Southern Alps – the village of Kaykora – Picton – Wellington (290 kilometers in way)
Morning departure to the village of Kaykora. Its name is translated as "is lobsters". On the local coast there is a deep-water canyon in which warm and cold currents meet. Thanks to this unique feature in the neighborhood of the village magnificent conditions for development of plankton are created. And it, as we know, creates favorable conditions for development of all oceanic chain.
Depth of a canyon reaches two kilometers. In these waters there live numerous Crustacea, fishes, whales, dolphins, killer whales and sea birds. Often here it is possible to meet cachalots.
We recommend to you to swim for a while with dolphins in picturesque gulfs and to try freshly cooked lobsters in coastal cozy cafes. At desire and for an additional fee you will be able to go to an oceanic cruise – towards to whales and cachalots (cost – $NZ 150). If you are frightened by rolling, then try to examine picturesque vicinities during flight by excursion plane (it is paid in addition, cost depends on a number of people in group – from $NZ 220 to 330 from the person).
Return to the coast and lunch on the ocean coast consisting of the freshest seafood (it is not included in the Approximate cost of a round, payment on the place). Moving through the region of Marlborough known for the boundless grape valleys and the most tasty wines. A travel to local falls near which cubs of seals adore frolicing. Tasting in one of wineries (at additional expense).
Arrival in the main port city of the Province of Marlborough – Picton. It is sea gate of the Southern island. A cruise on the Northern island (it is included in the cost of the program, duration – 3 hours). You will pass on narrow gulfs of the queen Charlotte through the passage of the famous seafarer James Cook and will reach the City of winds and the capital of the country – Wellington.
Day 16, 24.04.2016. Wellington – the Valley of volcanoes (340 kilometers in way)
Morning in striking with the dense woods and picturesque parks Wellington which locals very poetically call the City of winds, the Great bay the Container and even-headed fish of Maui. It will forever be remembered to you by a large number of beautiful bridges and ancient buildings.
During the fact-finding sightseeing tour you will visit Peter Jackson's studio and the museum Those the Father (it is included in the cost of the program), examine the well-known round building of Parliament in a northern part of the area Lembton Kvey and the wooden temple. Rise on top Victoria from which survey platform magnificent views on the neighborhood of the city, port Nicholson and the Wellington bay open.
Arrival in the legendary Valley of volcanoes located in the territory of Tongariro National Park. It is located in the heart of the Northern island, is under protection of UNESCO and it is considered one of the oldest national parks on the planet.
In these parts there took place shootings of final scenes of movies of the well-known trilogy "Lord of the Rings". You will see three huge volcanoes which periodically throw out the heated lava and a huge amount of ashes in air.
In the evening you will go to a walking tour on the Valley of volcanoes. Survey of falls on the edge of the field from the stiffened lava. Spending the night in the territory of national park at the bottom of a volcano.
Day 17, 25.04.2016. The valley of volcanoes – Lake Taupo – the valley of geysers of Rotorua (180 kilometers in way)
In the morning you continue a fascinating travel across New Zealand. Moving to Lake Taupo located in a caldera of an ancient volcano. Survey of falls of Hook which dumps each 4 seconds the water volume which will be enough for filling to the brim the Olympic pool from height. You can reach an object on the jet boat and turn a travel to the real fascinating adventure (is not included in the price programs, duration – 30 minutes, $NZ 115).
After – walk on the picturesque geothermal valley and survey of local sights – lakes of Champagne, a palette of the artist and bathtubs of the Devil (it is included in the cost of the program). Bathing in wild hot springs.
Arrival to the place, obligatory to visit, – the valley of geysers of Rotorua. In its territory there is a geyser, largest in the country, – to Pokhut. Approximately each 20 minutes he throws out the fountain of hot water on height in 30 meters. It is possible to watch eruption within an hour, and sometimes longer.
8 centuries ago the curative gift of the nature in the form of thermal sources, couple, therapeutic muds and hot water was estimated by tribes of Maori. Do not miss an opportunity to get healthier and restore forces and you.
You will be able to admire the raging geysers and mud pools and to observe the representatives of a genus of beskilevy birds, only on the planet, – unique kiwis (it is included in the Approximate cost of a tour). Do not miss an opportunity to visit the model center of culture of Marae and workshops of local handicraftsmen Maori.
Free time for independent walks. At desire and for an additional fee you will be able to spend evening with Maori in the ethnic village (the cost – $NZ 120 is paid separately). Legendary dance of soldiers of Haque will become a highlight of a show. Besides, the cost of an additional excursion included the dinner consisting of traditional dishes of the Maori prepared in the earth furnace.
Evening observation of geysers, bathing in hot mineral springs (the alternative excursion instead of visit of the village of Maori, is paid on the place), rest and spending the night in the valley of geysers.
Day 18, 26.04.2016. The valley of geysers of Rotorua – Waituomo's cave – Auckland (335 kilometers in way)
In the morning you will go to Waituomo's region to examine deep caves. You will see stalagmites and stalactites, and also will get acquainted with a set of the surprising beings living here. These caves can be seen on BBC channel in a series of the programs "Mother Earth". The Irish playwright and the writer Bernard Shaw called them "the eighth wonder of the world".
You will be able to go down in caves in "the overland way" slowly to swim for a while on the underground river by the boat. It will bring you to a grotto which walls and a ceiling are very similar to the Milky Way in clear summer night (it is not included in the cost of the program, cost – $NZ 50).
After studying of caves you continue a travel to the largest port of the country which is often called the city of sails – Auckland. It enters many years the five of the best on quality of life of the population of the cities of the planet.
Fact-finding excursion across Auckland. You rise by top of a volcano from which survey platform excellent views of the city open. Survey of the bridge through bays, beaches and the biggest marine in the Southern hemisphere, walks on the central Korolevy Street, parks and gardens, and also area in which the regatta on the Cup of America is carried out. Rise on the highest tower in the Southern hemisphere which height makes 328 meters is possible (does not enter in the Approximate cost of a tour, it is paid separately). Free time in the evening, rest.
We recommend to you to spend in the city of sails one more day for an additional fee to take part in fascinating adventures: a cruise on the sports yacht which takes part in the Cup of America (usually it is available only to professional athletes), visit of the Oceanarium and the Antarctic center, walk at top of the Heavenly tower, a dinner on the sailing yacht (payment is made on the place).
Day 19, 27.04.2016. Auckland
Meeting with the driver in the hall of hotel complex (in time determined for your schedule). A transfer in the airport, the international flight.