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Nature Expeditions International can customize an itinerary based on your preferences.
All included adventures are elective and low-intensity.
AUSTRALIA BALLOONING & BANDICOOTS
15 Days - Season: Year Round
Highlights: Peering through goggles at the multi-colored fish and corals of' the Great Barrier Reef. Hot air ballooning and winetasting in the fertile Hunter Valley. Listening to the Aboriginal creation story and learning ancient bush skills in the shadow of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Four-wheel driving and sand-boarding (easy and safe) down the immense dunes of pristine Stockton Beach. Panoramic bushwalking in the Blue Mountains. Camel trekking through the bush for sunset views of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); . Feasting on a gourmet bush barbecue while listening to an award-winning astronomy presentation on the southern night sky. Taking a Dot Painting workshop from an Aboriginal artist. Horseback riding through natural Australian bushland to a lagoon. Smiling at a big-eared bilby at Desert Park. Cruising through Sydney Harbour in a Benetau yacht. Quad biking through sandy river beds and alongside kangaroos. Gazing in wonder at incredibly skillful and varied paintings of Utopia’s Aboriginal artists.

  • Days 1 - 3 USA TO SYDNEY
  • Day 4 HUNTER VALLEY OR BLUE MOUNTAINS
  • Day 5 PORT STEPHENS
  • Days 6 - 7 ULURU (AYERS ROCK) & KATA TJUTA
  • Day 8 ALICE SPRINGS
  • Day 9 PORT DOUGLAS
  • Day 10 DAINTREE RAINFOREST OR RAFTING
  • Day 11 TJAPUKAI & KURANDA
  • Days 12 - 14 GREAT BARRIER REEF
  • Day 15 SYDNEY/HOMEWARD BOUND
15 days from CALL FOR QUOTE
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NEW ZEALAND MAORI & MILFORD
15 DAYS - Season: Year Round
Highlights: Funyaking through the remote wilderness of Mount Aspiring National Park, observing stunningly scenic locations featured in the movie Lord of the Rings. Cruising through the tranquil waters of Milford and Doubtful Sounds. Bicycling or punting through picturesque Christchurch, stopping to visit a local winery. Whale watching or swimming with dolphins near Kaikoura. Phenomenally scenic hiking, crusing and/or kayaking along the idyllic coastline of Abel Tasman National Park. Attending a traditional Maori concert and hangi dinner. Heli-hiking on Fox Glacier, observing pristine ice caves and arches. Tube rafting or floating in a boat through the incredible Waitomo Caves to view the magical phosphorescent lighting created by glowworms. Hiking amidst Rotorua’s geothermal activity. Taking the TranzAlpine train over the highest and most spectacular route in the Southern Alps. Jet boating down the Dart River. Visiting the art studios and wineries of picturesque Nelson.
  • Days 1 - 2 USA TO AUCKLAND
  • Day 3 AUCKLAND
  • Day 4 WAITOMO CAVES/ROTORUA
  • Day 5 ROTORUA
  • Day 6 CHRISTCHURCH
  • Day 7 KAIKOURA OR AKAROA
  • Day 8 TRANZALPINE TRAIN/FOX GLACIER
  • Day 9 FOX GLACIER/QUEENSTOWN
  • Day 10 QUEENSTOWN
  • Day 11 MOUNT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK
  • Day 12 MILFORD SOUND
    (Optional extension to Doubtful Sound and/or Milford Track)
  • Day 13 NELSON
  • Day 14 ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK
  • Day 15 HOMEWARD BOUND

15 days from $8,040 pp*
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND FROM KATA JUTA TO MOUNT ASPIRING
22 Days - Season: October to April
Highlights: Listening to the Aboriginal creation story and learning ancient bush skills in the shadow of Uluru (Ayers Rock); traversing the bush on a camel for sunset views of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); four-wheel driving and sand-boarding (easy and safe) down the immense dunes of pristine Stockton Beach; hot air ballooning near Alice Springs; gazing in wonder at incredibly skillful and varied paintings of Utopia’s Aboriginal artists; taking a dolphin and whale watching cruise through the sparkling blue waters of Nelson Bay; wine-tasting in the Hunter Valley; feasting on a gourmet bush barbecue while listening to an award-winning astronomy presentation on the southern night sky; taking a Dot Painting workshop from an Aboriginal artist; snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef; horseback riding through natural Australian bushland to a beautiful lagoon; cruising through Sydney Harbour in a Benetau yacht; whitewater rafting down the picturesque Barron River; funyaking through the remote wilderness of Mount Aspiring National Park, observing stunningly scenic locations featured in the movie Lord of the Rings; cruising through the tranquil waters of Milford and Doubtful Sounds; phenomenally scenic hiking, cruising and/or kayaking along the idyllic coastline of Abel Tasman National Park; attending a traditional Maori concert and hangi dinner; tube rafting or floating in a boat through the incredible Waitomo Caves to view the magical phosphorescent lighting created by glowworms; hiking amidst Rotorua’s geothermal activity; jet boating down the Dart River; and visiting the art studios and wineries of picturesque Nelson.
  • Days 1 - 3 USA TO SYDNEY
  • Day 4 PORT STEPHENS OR HUNTER VALLEY OR BLUE MOUNTAINS
  • Day 5 KATA JUTA (OLGAS)
  • Day 6 ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
  • Day 7 PORT DOUGLAS
  • Day 8 DAINTREE RAINFOREST OR KURANDA/TJAPUKAI OR RAFTING
  • Days 9 - 11 GREAT BARRIER REEF
  • Day 12 EN ROUTE TO AUCKLAND
  • Day 13 AUCKLAND
  • Day 14 WAITOMO CAVES/ROTORUA
  • Day 15 ROTORUA
  • Days 16 - 17 QUEENSTOWN
  • Day 18 MT. ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK
  • Day 19 MILFORD SOUND
  • Day 20 NELSON
  • Day 21 ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK
  • Day 22 HOMEWARD BOUND
22 days from CALL FOR QUOTE
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