Collette Vacations will help make your journey a memorable one
Groups seeking an unforgettable excursion need only to glance at the bottom right corner of a world map, where the countries of Australia and New Zealand reside. These locales combine otherworldly natural beauty and thriving cosmopolitan cities, making them perfect vacation destinations for travelers of all ages. And the best way to enjoy these spectacular countries is through Collette Vacations, one of the most respected travel companies in the industry.
The Land Down Under is home to a number of awe-inspiring destinations, from its magnificent coastline to its sanctuaries and wildlife parks that will enable you to observe cuddly koalas and spirited kangaroos in their natural element. Some of Australia’s must-see locations include Sydney, a lively metropolis surrounded by one of the world’s largest natural harbors; Ayers Rock, a towering sandstone rock formation rising from the desert floor in central Australia; Melbourne, considered by many Australia’s cultural capital because of its renowned performing and visual arts scenes; and Kakadu National Park, the largest national park in Australia with terrain encompassing wetlands, rivers and sandstone escarpments.
Exploring New Zealand’s amazing landscapes and coastline are a must for outdoor lovers, as well as paying a visit to its spectacular glaciers, geothermal wonders and unmatched hiking and biking trails. Some must-see destination spots in New Zealand include Queenstown, which features astonishing views of nearby mountains and the Southern Alps; Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand which stands a staggering 12,218 feet in height; Auckland, the largest and most populous area in the country; and Dunedin, a coastal city that is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s best-preserved Victorian cities.
Collette at a Glance
With nearly 100 years of experience in worldwide group travel, Collette has become one of the most respected companies in the industry. Guided travel with Collette means the logistics are taken off your hands, making the trip of a lifetime worry-free. Airport pickup and drop-off, professionally crafted itineraries and locations scouted by a professional product team mean no matter the tour you choose, you’re in good hands. Simply sit back and enjoy the ride. Whether you’re planning a trip for a family organization or any large group, Collette is ready to help. Professional tour managers with extensive training guide each journey and provide local insights, historical information and other unique touches that are sure to make your trip one to remember. Collette offers a variety of tours to both Australia and New Zealand, including the Exploring Australia and Exploring New Zealand tours, which are detailed here:
18 Days/23 Meals
Australian Outback/ Ayers Rock/ Barossa Valley/ Great Barrier Reef/ Melbourne/ Sydney
Travelers can relax with four-night stays in in Sydney and in Cairns, two magnificent cities that include such highlights as a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Dive into the colorful world of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living thing on earth that comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made up of more than 600 types of hard and soft coral.
A three-day adventure in the rugged Outback introduces you to the Aboriginal life and culture of Alice Springs and Uluru, the indigenous name for Ayers Rock. Enjoy the sights and tastes of the Barossa Valley, a premier winemaking region.
Meet Australia’s famous wildlife up-close with a chance to see crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos and other fascinating animals from the region. You’ll also explore the vibrant city of Melbourne, which is Australia’s capital and is home to a vibrant arts scene.
Exploring New Zealand
24 Days/35 Meals
Auckland/ Bay of Islands/ Marlborough wine region/ Mt. Cook/ Queenstown
A trip to New Zealand will provide visitors with an unforgettable journey and a lifetime of memories. City tours of Auckland, Napier, Wellington and Dunedin will enable groups to see the urban side of this magnificent country. A leisurely three-night stay in Queenstown will expose visitors to one of New Zealand’s most picturesque towns. New Zealand’s natural side will also impress with a visit to the steaming geothermal vents of Rotorua and the ice sheets and temperate rainforest of Franz Josef Glacier.
Visitors can spend two nights savoring their time in the sun-soaked Bay of Islands and also immerse themselves in the wineries of Marlborough. Experience the stunning west coast in Punakaiki, which is famed for its pancake rocks, blowholes and surge pools. Cruise Milford Sound in dramatic Fiordland and savor an overnight stay on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the second largest lake by surface area in New Zealand. Travelers will be wowed by the massive Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in the country.
From its earliest passengers to its most recent world travelers, Collette has always delivered exceptional experiences. Now it’s your turn to benefit from the passion for travel that has kept Collette in business for nearly 100 years.