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Wines of Australia and New Zealand

Offer

Price per person
from £5,555

Price based on
London Stansted
16th Mar 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

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More details
  • 22 days

  • Australia and New Zealand

  • Steady pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Australia and New Zealand have developed an international reputation for award-winning wines and on this Australia and New Zealand tour, you'll visit many of the wine regions and tour some of the wineries. You'll overnight in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland, Napier, Wellington, and Queenstown.

In Australia, visit the wine regions of Yarra Valley, with a cold climate perfect for high-quality grape growing; Barossa Valley, one of the world’s great wine growing areas; and Hunter Valley, home to over 120 wineries. An evening at the Wine House in Melbourne (a special experience included by Globus) gives you an introduction to Australia's wines. Also visit some of Australia’s most famous wineries, including Jacobs Creek; Seppeltsfield, famous as the world’s only winery to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year; and McGuigan Wines, named International Winemaker of the Year for a record four times. In New Zealand, enjoy lunch at a winery on beautiful Waiheke Island and visit the Hawke's Bay region, New Zealand's second-largest wine region.

In addition to wineries, this Australia and New Zealand tour also features a visit to Kangaroo Island, where you’ll see kangaroos, koalas, Australian sea lions, New Zealand fur seals, and stunning views. At Healesville Sanctuary, the best place to see Australia’s wildlife in their natural habitat, see wombats, kangaroos, dingoes, platypus, and more. In New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, witness some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery of Milford Sound on your cruise.

All of this and much more—including a tasting tour at Adelaide’s thriving Central Market—await you on this marvellous tour through Australia and New Zealand.

At a glance

MELBOURNE

Welcome dinner; sightseeing; visit Fitzroy Gardens

YARRA VALLEY

Visit to Healesville Sanctuary; lunch and tasting at Rochford Wines; Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

ADELAIDE

Sightseeing; tasting tour at Adelaide’s Central Market

KANGAROO ISLAND

Seal Bay Conservation Park; Remarkable Rocks; visit to Admirals Arch

BAROSSA VALLEY

Lunch and tasting at Jacobs Creek: tour and tasting at Seppeltsfield; visit to Hahndorf

SYDNEY

Sightseeing; visit the Opera House and botanic gardens

HUNTER VALLEY

Tasting at McGuigan Wines; lunch and tasting at Hope Estate; visit to Hunter Valley Gardens and a local cheese maker

QUEENSTOWN

Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound

WELLINGTON

Sightseeing including cable car ride; visit the botanic gardens

NAPIER

Dinner and tasting at Mission Estates Winery; sightseeing

AUCKLAND

Sightseeing; excursion to Waiheke island with winery visit and farewell lunch

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 4 days: Fiji extension

  • 4 days: Great Barrier Reef extension

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Australia and New Zealand have developed an international reputation for award-winning wines and on this Australia and New Zealand tour, you'll visit many of the wine regions and tour some of the wineries. You'll overnight in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland, Napier, Wellington, and Queenstown.

In Australia, visit the wine regions of Yarra Valley, with a cold climate perfect for high-quality grape growing; Barossa Valley, one of the world’s great wine growing areas; and Hunter Valley, home to over 120 wineries. An evening at the Wine House in Melbourne (a special experience included by Globus) gives you an introduction to Australia's wines. Also visit some of Australia’s most famous wineries, including Jacobs Creek; Seppeltsfield, famous as the world’s only winery to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year; and McGuigan Wines, named International Winemaker of the Year for a record four times. In New Zealand, enjoy lunch at a winery on beautiful Waiheke Island and visit the Hawke's Bay region, New Zealand's second-largest wine region.

In addition to wineries, this Australia and New Zealand tour also features a visit to Kangaroo Island, where you’ll see kangaroos, koalas, Australian sea lions, New Zealand fur seals, and stunning views. At Healesville Sanctuary, the best place to see Australia’s wildlife in their natural habitat, see wombats, kangaroos, dingoes, platypus, and more. In New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, witness some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery of Milford Sound on your cruise.

All of this and much more—including a tasting tour at Adelaide’s thriving Central Market—await you on this marvellous tour through Australia and New Zealand.

Total meals included:

  • 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners

Depart UK

Days
1 - 2

Melbourne

Day
3

On arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner at your hotel

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Melbourne

Day
4

City sightseeing includes landmarks such as Federation Square, Queen Victoria Market, FITZROY GARDENS, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, and more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Melbourne. Excursion to Yarra Valley

Day
5

Journey to the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s premium wine regions. With its cool climate, the valley is perfect for high-quality grape growing and the area is well known for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, sparkling wine, and a wide range of varietals. First stop is HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY, world-renowned as the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. See koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey, and platypus during your time here. Then, it’s on to ROCHFORD WINES for lunch along with a tasting of the vineyard’s wines. Before heading back to Melbourne, we’ll stop at the YARRA VALLEY CHOCOLATERIE, where they hand-craft over 250 different chocolate products. Here’s your chance to try a variety of chocolates and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Melbourne

Day
6

A full free day to explore more of Melbourne on your own. You may wish to consider a day tour to the scenic Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles” or travel to Phillip Island and see the famous Penguin Parade.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Melbourne- Adelaide

Day
7

Fly to Adelaide, where sightseeing includes St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Adelaide Oval, and North Adelaide. Your tour ends at the city’s Central Market, a thriving hub for food and culture for over 148 years. While here, enjoy a TASTING TOUR of the market. Enjoy a range of delicious samples that represent the multicultural community of South Australia. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Why not indulge in Adelaide’s fabulous food and wine scene this evening?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Adelaide. Excursion to Kangaroo Island

Day
8

This morning, travel to KANGAROO ISLAND, one of the best places to see Australia’s native wildlife up close. Visit SEAL BAY CONSERVATION PARK for the chance to walk on the beach and learn more about the rare colony of Australia sea lions. Visit REMARKABLE ROCKS with its stunning views and unique formations. After lunch, explore the lighthouse and rugged cliffs found at ADMIRALS ARCH, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals. Return to Adelaide late this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Adelaide. Excursion to the Barossa Valley & Hahndorf

Day
9

Wind your way through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to the Barossa, one of the world’s great wine regions, renowned for its food, wine, cultural experiences, and easygoing lifestyle. Our first stop is for a visit to JACOBS CREEK, one of Australia’s most famous wineries. Here, enjoy a walking tour of the vineyard as well as a farm-to-table style lunch. Next, a tasting at SEPPELTSFIELD, which was established in 1851 and is famous for the unbroken lineage of its Tawny Centennial Collection, with every vintage from 1878 to the current year. The estate remains the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year. Continue to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. During your free time here, you can explore the many shops and galleries filled with local arts, crafts, and produce. Return to Adelaide, where your evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Adelaide- Sydney

Day
10

Board your flight to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Upon arrival, a sightseeing tour includes the famous SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and a visit to the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS for great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbour. The remainder of the day is yours to explore more Sydney.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sydney. Excursion to Hunter Valley

Day
11

Today takes us to Hunter Valley, home to over 120 wineries. Our first stop is at MCGUIGAN WINES, named “International Winemaker of the Year” for a world-record four times. Their knowledgeable staff will guide you through a tasting of McGuigan’s wines. Next, enjoy lunch and a tasting at HOPE ESTATE, known for their Shiraz, Sémillon, Chardonnay, and Verdelho. There’s also time to explore the 60 acres of HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS, home to 10 unique gardens including a sunken garden, rose garden, and Italian grotto. Before returning to Sydney, visit a local CHEESE MAKER to sample some of the artisan cheese and learn how it is made. Evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Sydney

Day
12

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks district, explore vibrant Darling Harbour, or climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sydney- Queenstown, New Zealand

Day
13

This morning, bid farewell to Australia as you board your flight to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may want to enjoy a stroll along Lake Wakatipu and watch the sunset or enjoy a glass of wine at a local café.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Queenstown. Excursion to Milford Sound

Day
14

Today, travel to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world. During your CRUISE on the fiord, see cascading waterfalls, wildlife, and experience this pristine natural setting just as early Maori and European explorers did.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Queenstown

Day
15

A full day for you to explore Queenstown on your own. You may want to take an exciting jet boat ride on the Dart River, shop for a favourite souvenir in the many boutiques around town, or take a gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak for amazing views below.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Queenstown- Wellington

Day
16

Today, fly to Wellington, located on New Zealand’s North Island. This capital city is known for its vibrant art scene, world-class restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. This evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Wellington

Day
17

Our day begins with a sightseeing tour of Wellington. Take a scenic CABLE CAR ride, visit the beautiful BOTANIC GARDENS, see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city and harbour from the top of Mount Victoria. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Wellington- Napier

Day
18

Travel across New Zealand’s North Island to the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region, known for its gourmet food and world-class wineries. This evening, dinner is served at MISSION ESTATES WINERY.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Napier- Lake Taupo- Auckland

Day
19

This morning’s tour explains how a national disaster resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world. Your Local Guide will entertain you with historical stories and point out unique architecture details. On our way to Auckland, we make a photo stop at picturesque Lake Taupo. Then it’s on to the “City of Sails” for a 2-night stay. This evening is at leisure. You may wish to travel to the top of Sky City for amazing views of the city and harbour below.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Auckland. Excursion to Waiheke Island

Day
20

This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Auckland. See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and the historic Parnell Village. Then, take a ferry to beautiful Waiheke Island, where you’ll visit a WINERY for a tour tasting and farewell lunch. The perfect ending to your South Pacific vacation!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Auckland - UK

Day
21

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
22

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Nadi, Fiji

Fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nadi

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island. Visit the GARDEN OF THE SLEEPING GIANT to see a private collection of stunning tropical orchids and visit VISEISEI VILLAGE, where the Fijian people first landed centuries ago. Stop at the VUDA LOOKOUT, a tropical fruit farm perched on a cliff, where you’ll sample fruit and juice from the orchard. Visit a local market and explore the stalls selling fresh produce at NAMAKA MARKET; then stop at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Hindu temple, SRI SIVA SUBRAMANIYA. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nadi

A full day at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nadi

Your Fiji extension ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Cairns, Australia

Welcome to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”

Cairns. Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOUR, view the reef from an underwater observatory, watch a fish feeding, or enjoy a marine touch tank.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Cairns

A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. Your Local Host will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Cairns - Melbourne

Fly to Melbourne and join Day 1 of your Tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

A Visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

 

Note: Visits to specific vineyards may become unavailable for a number of reasons beyond our control. if this should happen, another vineyard will be substituted.

 

2020 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in August 2019. If we have to modify an itinerary, you will have an opportunity to cancel without penalty. See our full terms and conditions for more details.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Melbourne - Novotel Melbourne on Collins

Located in the heart of Melbourne, Novotel Melbourne on Collins offers 380 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. The 4.5 Star property is within walking distance of some of the finest attractions in Melbourne.

  • Location

    270 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

  • Facilities

    • Bar/Lounge Swimming Pool Dry Cleaning Room Service

Adelaide - Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

Style and function are themes of the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel. As the Majestic's flagship, built in 2004, this award-winning hotel boasts simplicity, efficiency, and an eco-centric design. And as it sits just off of the lively Rundle Street, the convenience of bars, restaurants, shopping and museums is unparalleled. After a busy day of sightseeing and on-the-go activities, guests are welcomed back to comfortable accommodations and locally fresh cuisine in the hotel's restaurant - not to mention a great selection of wine! Follow it up with a view of the city from a relaxing garden roof-top, for which the hotel is aptly named.

  • Location

    55 Frome St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia

  • Facilities

    • Room Service Restaurant Bar/Lounge Laundry Service Free Wifi

Sydney - The Grace Hotel

Discover Sydney from its heart at The Grace Hotel and be steps away from Darling Harbour and King Street Wharf, plus the best shopping, theatres and entertainment on offer.

  • Location

    77 York Street | corner of York & King Streets, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

  • Facilities

    • Pool Room Service Restaurant Laundry Service

Queenstown - Heritage Queenstown Hotel

The Heritage Hotel Queenstown is a ski lodge style building constructed from stone & Cedar, standing proud above the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with views of the majestic Remarkables Mountain Range.

  • Location

    91 Fernhill Rd | P O Box 648, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

  • Facilities

    • Room Service Hot Tub Free Wifi Fitness Centre

Wellington - Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay

Located on Wellington's premier Oriental Parade, overlooking the stunning Wellington Harbour, Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is the perfect base to explore the city. Savour sublime cuisine, sip a cool cocktail, and enjoy the spectacular views from the 7th floor restaurant or bar, which gives spectacular 180° views of Oriental Bay. Additional facilities include a heated indoor pool, concierge service and leisure desk.

  • Location

    100 Oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

  • Facilities

    • Pool Room Service Restaurant Laundry Service

Napier - Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Scenic Hotel Te Pania boasts a stunning waterfront location on Napier’s Marine Parade. Opposite the War Memorial Conference Centre & Ocean Spa complex, it takes just two minutes to walk to Napier’s Central Business District.

  • Location

    45 Marine Parade | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant Room Service Laundry Service

Auckland - Skycity Hotel

This spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep! Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional amenities include a casino, spa services, and a fitness facility. This is a smoke-free property.

  • Location

    Corner Victoria & Federal Street, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi Bar/Lounge Pool Room Service

Fiji Extension - Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Denarau Island. This five star Fiji resort overlooks the beachfront, adjacent to the world class Denarau Golf and Racquet Club. Our Fiji beach resort offers 296 rooms, each with a private balcony. Other features at this Fiji luxury resort include a private beach, wedding chapel, swimming pools, three restaurants, four bars, an international health spa, and one of the largest ballroom on the island. A bustling marina and cultural temples are located nearby.

  • Location

    Beachfront, Denarau Island, Viti Levu, Fiji

  • Facilities

    • Pool Fitness Centre Spa Bar/Lounge Free Internet

Great Barrier Reef (Cairns) Extension - Pacific Hotel

The Pacific Hotel Cairns is centrally located on the picturesque Cairns Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour and the Reef Fleet Terminal, the main departure point to the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns.

  • Location

    Cnr The Esplanade & Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia

  • Facilities

    • Pool Room Service Restaurant Laundry Service

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