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from $8,565
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Sydney. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 78.6 78.4 76.6 72.3 67.1 62.6 61.3 64 68 71.8 74.5 77.4
Average Low 65.7 65.8 63.7 58.5 52.9 48.7 46.6 48.2 52 56.5 60.1 63.5
Average Rainfall 3.98 4.646 5.106 5.004 4.72 5.197 3.835 3.142 2.693 3.028 3.319 3.043
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Cairns. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 74.1 88.2 87.1 84.6 81.7 78.8 78.3 79.9 82.6 85.1 87.1 88.5
Average Low 74.7 74.8 73.4 70.9 67.8 64.2 62.8 63.3 65.7 69.1 72.1 74.1
Average Rainfall 15.563 17.74 16.701 7.681 3.598 1.783 1.157 1.047 1.331 1.831 3.732 6.972
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Great Barrier Reef. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 88.7 87.98 86.9 84.56 81.5 82.04 78.08 79.7 82.04 84.92 87.08 88.52
Average Low 74.48 74.66 73.4 70.7 67.82 63.68 62.6 63.5 65.48 68.9 71.96 73.94
Average Rainfall 15.9449 17.0866 16.6929 7.75591 3.89764 1.92913 1.1811 1.06299 1.37795 1.49606 3.50394 6.88976
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Ayers Rock. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 101.5 98.4 93.7 85.8 75.6 68.7 68.9 74.3 83.5 89.4 94.6 97.3
Average Low 72.9 72 66.4 57.9 48.9 42.1 40.3 42.8 51.3 58.6 64.8 69.3
Average Rainfall 1.039 1.587 1.409 0.5 0.472 0.783 0.835 0.197 0.339 0.957 1.362 1.646
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Melbourne. Australia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 78.6 78.4 75 68.5 62.1 57.4 56.3 59 63.1 67.5 71.6 75.6
Average Low 57.7 58.3 55.8 51.4 47.7 44.4 42.8 44.1 46.4 49.3 52.2 55.4
Average Rainfall 1.843 1.89 1.972 2.256 2.193 1.949 1.87 1.969 2.283 2.598 2.374 2.327
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+10:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Australian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.34 AUD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Waitomo. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 70 71 69 65 61 57 55 56 58 60 63 66
Average Low 57 57 55 52 49 46 44 44 47 49 51 55
Average Rainfall 2.1 3.3 2.7 4.1 4.4 4.8 4.3 4.0 4.2 4.6 4.0 4.2
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Rotorua. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 63.9 64.2 60.8 55.9 51.3 47.3 46 47.1 50.4 53.6 57 61.2
Average Low 54.7 55.4 52 47.3 43.3 39.7 38.3 39.4 42.4 45.7 48.6 52.7
Average Rainfall 3.65 3.697 3.906 4.22 4.602 5.358 5.295 5.173 4.303 4.421 3.693 4.496
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Queenstown. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 71.2 71.2 65.8 59 53.1 47.1 46 49.6 55.2 59.5 62.8 67.5
Average Low 49.6 48.9 45 39.7 36.1 31.5 28.9 32.4 36.5 39.7 42.8 46.9
Average Rainfall 2.547 1.98 2.102 2.213 2.697 2.815 1.98 2.606 2.457 2.614 2.504 2.965
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Milford Sound. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 58.5 58.6 55.9 51.8 47.1 42.6 41.5 44.4 47.5 50.2 53.2 56.1
Average Low 50.7 50.5 47.8 43.9 40.1 36 34.3 36.3 39.4 42.3 45.5 48.7
Average Rainfall 28.425 17.902 23.429 20.992 23.488 19.177 16.681 18.248 21.709 25.209 21.575 27.563
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Franz Josef. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 68 68 65 61 56 54 52 54 57 59 60 74
Average Low 52 52 53 48 40 38 37 38 40 44 47 50
Average Rainfall 9.7 6.6 8.9 9.3 9.7 8.7 8.8 8.6 10.2 10.4 10.3 10.3
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Christchurch. New Zealand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 72.9 71.8 68.9 63.9 58.5 53.6 52.3 54.9 59.5 63 66.7 70
Average Low 54.1 54 50.7 45.9 40.8 36.1 35.4 37.8 41.4 44.8 48 51.8
Average Rainfall 1.508 1.665 1.764 1.819 2.508 2.398 2.693 2.535 1.618 2.079 1.803 1.949
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
New Zealand Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
Visa requirement
No
Nadi. Fiji
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 88.9 88.7 88 87.3 85.5 84.6 83.3 83.7 84.9 86.4 87.6 88.5
Average Low 72.9 73.2 72.7 71.1 68.2 66.7 64.9 65.1 66.7 68.7 70.7 71.8
Average Rainfall 11.81 11.93 12.76 6.81 3.15 2.44 1.85 2.32 3.03 4.06 5.47 6.26
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+12:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Fijian Dollar
$1.00 USD = $2.13 FJD
Visa requirement
No
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Spectacular South Pacific

22 days/19 nights - from $8,565 per person including airfare from Los Angeles
Take a 19-night journey throughout the spectacular South Pacific. Start in Sydney, visiting the Sydney Opera House and the famous Bondi Beach. From there, fly to Cairns and spend a full day at the Great Barrier Reef. Next, travel to Ayers Rock, where you visit the Olgas and explore the massive rock dome. Then, travel to Melbourne and visit Queen Victoria Market and the Shrine of Remembrance. Next, fly to Auckland, New Zealand, where you travel to Rotorua, visiting the Waitomo Caves en route. Once in Rotorua, visit Rainbow Springs and Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. From there, travel to Queenstown, where you take an excursion to cruise Milford Sound and see iconic Mitre Peak. Then, travel overland through Haast Pass to Franz Josef, taking in the beautiful scenery. Afterward, travel to Greymouth and board the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch. Finally, tour Christchurch before returning to the US, or take an optional Fiji extension. Starting from $8565, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.
Day 1 - USA/Sydney
Depart on Fiji Airways trans-Pacific flight for Sydney, Australia.

Day 2 - En Route
Cross International Date Line.

Day 3 - Sydney
Arrive in Sydney, and transfer to your hotel. (Hyatt Regency/Radisson Blu Plaza)

Day 4 - Sydney
After breakfast, begin a day of touring with the city's must-see sights, including Sydney's birthplace (The Rocks), Sydney Opera House, and Mrs Macquaries Chair. Wander Manley and Bondi beaches, stop at Arabanoo Lookout and pass through picturesque Milsons Point. Take in stunning views aboard Captain Cook's lunch cruise in Sydney Harbor.  (B/L)

Day 5 - Sydney
A full day of leisure. (B)

Day 6 - Sydney/Cairns
Fly to Cairns and transfer to your hotel. (Pacific/Pullman Cairns) (B)

Day 7 - Great Barrier Reef
Experience an exciting full day on the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise by catamaran to the stunning Marine World coral reef location. Enjoy morning tea, an informative presentation by a marine biologist, a buffet lunch, semi-submersible tours, glass-bottom boat tours, and underwater observatory coral viewing. All snorkeling equipment, wet suit and Lycra suit are included, and a qualified snorkeling advisor is on hand. Scuba diving available at additional cost. (B/L)

Day 8 - Cairns
Board the Kuranda Scenic Train to enjoy breathtaking views over the rainforest canopy. Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you can enjoy dance performances, a museum and lunch. (B/L)

Day 9 - Cairns/Ayers Rock
Take a morning flight to Ayers Rock. Afternoon tour begins with a drive around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Continue to the Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole, and see Aboriginal rock paintings. Visit the cultural center, where the collections provide insight into the culture of the Uluru's traditional custodians. As the sun sets over Ayers Rock, witness (and photograph) the striking color changes that take place in this majestic natural park. (Desert Gardens/Sails in the Desert) (B)

Day 10 - Ayers Rock
Enjoy a morning cup of tea or coffee as the first rays of sunlight slowly change the color of Ayers Rock. Then travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjua (the Olgas). View the sunrise over Ayers Rock and the Olgas. Continue on a walk through the Walpa Gorge, a lush desert haven for plants and animals. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 11 - Ayers Rock/Melbourne
Fly to Melbourne and transfer to your hotel. (Grand Mercure Swanston/Sofitel) (B)

Day 12 - Melbourne
A half-day city tour includes the famous Queen Victoria market, the Shrine of Remembrance, the peaceful King's Domain Gardens and Royal Botanic Gardens, and the Royal Exhibition Buildings. Drive down Collins Street, the ultimate shopping strip and business center, and see the world-renowned Melbourne Cricket Ground. (B)

Day 13 - Melbourne/Auckland
Fly to Auckland and transfer to hotel. (Rydges/SkyCity) (B)

Day 14 - Auckland/Waitomo/Rotorua
Travel by motor coach to Waitomo Caves and visit the magical glow-worm grotto. Continue to the thermal springs of Rotorua. (Sudima/Rotorua Lakeside Novotel) (B/L)

Day 15 - Rotorua
A morning visit to the Agrodome features an entertaining sheep show, followed by Rainbow Springs. At Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, visit the Maori Cultural Arts and Crafts Center, and tour  the soaring geysers and bubbling mud pools. Afternoon is at leisure. In the evening experience the warmth of the Maori people with a feast and cultural entertainment. (B/D)

Day 16 - Rotorua/Queenstown
Fly to Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand and transfer to hotel. (Copthorne Lakefront/Millennium) (B)

Day 17 - Milford Sound
Drive from Queenstown through the Fiordland National Park. On arrival at Milford Sound, enjoy a cruise on the tranquil waters of the fiord, with a view of the famous Mitre Peak and waterfalls. Return to Queenstown in the evening. (B/L)

Day 18 - Queenstown
Full day at leisure. (B)

Day 19 - Queenstown/Franz Josef
Drive north by coach through scenic wilderness of Haast Pass to Franz Josef, an area of soaring mountain peaks, impressive glaciers, tranquil lakes, raging rivers, and a magnificent coastline. (Scenic) (B)

Day 20 - Franz Josef/Greymouth/Christchurch
Morning, transfer to Greymouth Railway Station and board TranzAlpine train for Christchurch. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. (Rydges Latimer/George) (B)

Day 21 - Christchurch
Enjoy the best of Christchurch on a double-decker bus tour that begins outside Canterbury Museum. City highlights include Botanic Garden, Arts and Crafts Centre, and AMI Stadium. Spend time at Mona Vale Gardens surrounded by the beautiful flora and fauna. Travel out to the seaside village of Sumner, before the drive up the Port Hills. At the Sign of the Takahe, take in spectacular views of the city, mountains, and ocean. Tour disbands back at the museum. (B)

Day 22 - Christchurch/USA
Today, depart for the US via Fiji Airways. Or join the Fiji Extension. (Fiji Airways flies Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from Christchurch. If flying on a different day, add flight Christchurch to Auckland.) (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Los Angeles
Land Only *Single Supplement
April 1-30
$8865 FC
$9575 D
$7565 FC
$8270 D
$2785 FC
$3495 D
May 1 - June 14
$8565 FC
$9085 D
$7265 FC
$7785 D
$2685 FC
$3215 D
June 15 - July 24
$8765 FC
$9565 D
$7245 FC
$8045 D
$2685 FC
$3410 D
July 25 - August 31
$8685 FC
$9350 D
$7380 FC
$8045 D
$2725 FC
$3410 D
September 1-15
$8730 FC
$9350 D
$7425 FC
$8045 D
$2740 FC
$3610 D
September 16 - October 31
$9095 FC
$9995 D
$7795 FC
$8695 D
$3225 FC
$4065 D
November 1 - December 14
$9185 FC
$10080 D
$7885 FC
$8775 D
$3260 FC
$4095 D
December 15-31
$9490 FC
$10440 D
$7970 FC
$8920 D
$3295 FC
$4175 D
2020
January 1-10
$9490 FC
$10440 D
$7970 FC
$8920 D
$3295 FC
$4175 D
January 11-31
$9295 FC
$10040 D
$7995 FC
$8740 D
$3325 FC
$3990 D
February 1 - March 31
$9175 FC
$9980 D
$7875 FC
$8680 D
$3275 FC
$3960 D
  • Land & Air prices are per person based on double occupancy and include government taxes and fees.
  • Hotels are FC (first-class) and D (deluxe), as indicated.

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Tour Features

  • Round trip trans-Pacific airfare via Fiji Airways coach class
  • Local airfare, coach class, as per itinerary
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Sydney, Cairns, and Queenstown
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Ayers Rock, Melbourne, Rotorua, and Christchurch
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Auckland, and Franz Josef
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking  guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees 

Fiji Extension (optional)

  • Round trip airfare to Nadi via Fiji Airways, coach class
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights in a double occupancy room in Nadi at either First Landing, garden bure (FC) or Sofitel, superior room (D)
  • Breakfast daily

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry,table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • First Class (FC): Hyatt Regency (Sydney), Pacific (Cairns), Desert Gardens (Ayers Rock), Grand Mercure Swanston (Melbourne), Rydges (Auckland), Sudima (Rotorua), Copthorne Lakefront (Queenstown), Scenic (Franz Josef), Rydges Latimer (Christchurch)
  • Deluxe (D): Radisson Blu Plaza (Sydney), Pullman Cairns (Cairns), Sails in the Desert (Ayers Rock), Sofitel (Melbourne),  SkyCity (Auckland), Rotorua Lakeside Novotel (Rotorua), Millennium (Queenstown), Scenic (Franz Josef), George (Christchurch)
  • If above hotels or Fiji Airways are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued within 30 days of reservation; full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions, and add-on air fares from various US cities are available   

Fiji Extension
4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

Day 1 - Christchurch/Nadi
Board your Fiji Airways flight to idyllic island of Fiji. Arrive at Nadi International Airport, and transfer to your beach resort. (First Landing, garden bure/Sofitel, superior room)

Day 2 - Nadi
Full day free, or take an optional half-day tour through beautiful Sabeto Valley to Garden of Sleeping Giants. (B)

Day 3 -  Nadi
Full day free to relax on the beach or explore the island on your own. (B)

Day 4 - Nadi/USA
Board your Fiji Airways flight and arrive home in the US. (B)

The following Land & Air prices include Government Taxes & Fees

Departure Dates

Land Only

Single SupplementApr

Apr 1 - Jun 25

$350 FC
$760 D

$350 FC
$595 D

Jun 26 - Oct 20

$350 FC
$830 D

$350 FC
$665 D

Oct 21 '19- Mar 31 '20

$350 FC
$640 D

$350 FC
$470 D

 


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