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Exploring Australia & New Zealand

Jan. 1-22, 2022

Travel provider: Odysseys

The Lands Down Under and small group touring make for a perfect combination on this wide-ranging 22-day journey. 

Beginning in Cairns, ride the historic railway to Kuranda, then descend via a Skyrail gondola.  Swim and snorkel during a day-long Great Barrier Reef excursion. 

In Alice Springs, embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour, meeting Walpiri tribespeople, and enjoy a traditional bushman’s dinner.  Watch the sunset at fabled Ayers Rock. 

Highlights during a three-night Sydney stay include a Sydney Harbour catamaran cruise, Featherdale Wildlife Park, and the iconic Opera House.  After touring Christchurch, the “Garden City,” see sheepdogs at a farm. 

Explore spectacular Mt. Cook National Park and take a cruise through Milford Sound’s breathtaking fjords.  Discover scenic Queenstown.  In geothermal Rotorua, experience Maori culture at a traditional hangi dinner. 

The journey ends with sightseeing in vibrant Auckland.  Enjoy additional time in the “City of Sails” with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension. 

Join fellow Jayhawks for the unforgettable trip, Exploring Australia & New Zealand!

Exploring Australia & New Zealand map | Flying Jayhawks
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Depart U.S. for Cairns

Cairns

Alice Springs

Ayers Rock

Sydney

Christchurch

Mt. Cook

Queenstown

Rotorua

Auckland

Depart Auckland for U.S. 

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