15 or 17 days
Auckland, Rotorua, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island, Surfers Paradise, Coffs Harbour, Sydney, extension to Honolulu

New Zealand’s thriving Maori culture and unique natural wonders draw visitors from around the world.

In Australia, Sydney greets you with its iconic sights: the Opera House, the tower and the harbor bridge. Get up close to the famous local wildlife—koalas, crocs and kangaroos—and enjoy the stunning scenery and local history along the Gold Coast.
  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland • Rotorua

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Rotorua
  • Day 4: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua Duck Tour

    Ride the Skyline Gondola

    Visit the Whakarewarewa geothermal area

    Visit the Whakarewarewa Maori Village

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

    Enjoy an authentic Hangi Feast

  • Day 5: Rotorua • Auckland

    Visit the Agrodome

    Travel to Auckland

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 6: Auckland • Brisbane • Sunshine Coast

    Fly to Brisbane

    Travel to the Sunshine Coast
  • Day 7: Sunshine Coast • Fraser Island

    Travel via Glasshouse Mountains and Noosa National Park

    Take a ferry to Fraser Island
  • Day 8: Fraser Island

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Fraser Island

    Fraser Island

    Explore rainforests, eucalyptus woodlands, sand dunes and beaches on this unforgettable full-day excursion on Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. A National Park Ranger provides insightful commentary as you explore Lake McKenzie, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek and the famous 75 Mile Beach. You’ll also enjoy morning tea and a buffet lunch.
  • Day 9: Fraser Island • Surfers Paradise

    Return to the mainland by ferry

    Visit the Underwater World Oceanarium

    Travel to Surfers Paradise

  • Day 10: Surfers Paradise

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Take in Australia’s largest preserved subtropical rainforest today on this full-day optional tour. Traveling by off-road vehicle, you’ll feed exotic birds by hand, learn how to throw a boomerang and attempt to play a didgeridoo, all before enjoying an included Aussie barbeque lunch. Finally, your excursion culminates with a tree-top canopy walk above the rain forest floor.

  • Day 11: Surfers Paradise • Point Danger • Coffs Harbour

    Travel via Point Danger to Coffs Harbour

    Visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

    See Point Danger

  • Day 12: Coffs Harbour • Sydney

    Travel to Sydney

  • Day 13: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a harbor cruise

    Visit Sydney Tower

    Take a walking tour of The Rocks
  • Day 14: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Discover two sides of Sydney on this optional excursion linked by Aboriginal culture. At Taronga Zoo listen to your Aboriginal guide’s personal stories and discover their connections back to the land, animals and nature. Take a tour of the world-famous Opera House where you’ll go behind-the-scenes and see what it takes to get a live production on stage. Enjoy lunch with your group and then learn about the indigenous elements of the Bennelong Point site.
  • Day 15: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 15: Sydney • Honolulu

    Fly to Honolulu

    Receive a lei greeting

    Explore on your own

  • Day 16: Honolulu

    See the Dole Plantation

    Visit the Waimea Valley

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Luau evening

    Luau evening

    Follow the gentle sounds of the ukulele to tonight’s luau, a traditional Hawaiian feast under the stars and swaying palm trees. Once you’ve put on your lei, sit back and enjoy the Polynesian art form of hula, as dancers in grass skirts and flowing gowns perform in perfect time to the beat of the drum. A luau feast usually features chicken, fish, pork and a variety of fresh island fruits and vegetables, so be sure to bring your appetite. 

  • Day 17: Honolulu • Depart for home

    Visit the USS Arizona Memorial

    Tour Honolulu with an expert local guide

    Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland • Rotorua

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Rotorua
  • Day 4: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua Duck Tour

    Ride the Skyline Gondola

    Visit the Whakarewarewa geothermal area

    Visit the Whakarewarewa Maori Village

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

    Enjoy an authentic Hangi Feast

  • Day 5: Rotorua • Auckland

    Visit the Agrodome

    Travel to Auckland

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 6: Auckland • Brisbane • Sunshine Coast

    Fly to Brisbane

    Travel to the Sunshine Coast
  • Day 7: Sunshine Coast • Fraser Island

    Travel via Glasshouse Mountains and Noosa National Park

    Take a ferry to Fraser Island
  • Day 8: Fraser Island

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Fraser Island

    Fraser Island

    Explore rainforests, eucalyptus woodlands, sand dunes and beaches on this unforgettable full-day excursion on Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. A National Park Ranger provides insightful commentary as you explore Lake McKenzie, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek and the famous 75 Mile Beach. You’ll also enjoy morning tea and a buffet lunch.
  • Day 9: Fraser Island • Surfers Paradise

    Return to the mainland by ferry

    Visit the Underwater World Oceanarium

    Travel to Surfers Paradise

  • Day 10: Surfers Paradise

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Surfers Paradise rainforest

    Take in Australia’s largest preserved subtropical rainforest today on this full-day optional tour. Traveling by off-road vehicle, you’ll feed exotic birds by hand, learn how to throw a boomerang and attempt to play a didgeridoo, all before enjoying an included Aussie barbeque lunch. Finally, your excursion culminates with a tree-top canopy walk above the rain forest floor.

  • Day 11: Surfers Paradise • Point Danger • Coffs Harbour

    Travel via Point Danger to Coffs Harbour

    Visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

    See Point Danger

  • Day 12: Coffs Harbour • Sydney

    Travel to Sydney

  • Day 13: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a harbor cruise

    Visit Sydney Tower

    Take a walking tour of The Rocks
  • Day 14: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Discover two sides of Sydney on this optional excursion linked by Aboriginal culture. At Taronga Zoo listen to your Aboriginal guide’s personal stories and discover their connections back to the land, animals and nature. Take a tour of the world-famous Opera House where you’ll go behind-the-scenes and see what it takes to get a live production on stage. Enjoy lunch with your group and then learn about the indigenous elements of the Bennelong Point site.
  • Day 15: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 15: Sydney • Honolulu

    Fly to Honolulu

    Receive a lei greeting

    Explore on your own

  • Day 16: Honolulu

    See the Dole Plantation

    Visit the Waimea Valley

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Luau evening

    Luau evening

    Follow the gentle sounds of the ukulele to tonight’s luau, a traditional Hawaiian feast under the stars and swaying palm trees. Once you’ve put on your lei, sit back and enjoy the Polynesian art form of hula, as dancers in grass skirts and flowing gowns perform in perfect time to the beat of the drum. A luau feast usually features chicken, fish, pork and a variety of fresh island fruits and vegetables, so be sure to bring your appetite. 

  • Day 17: Honolulu • Depart for home

    Visit the USS Arizona Memorial

    Tour Honolulu with an expert local guide

    Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; 1 internal flight (2 with extension); Ferry

  • Hotels

    12 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (14 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast daily; 6 dinners (8 with extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director (3 with extension); 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Rotorua Duck Tour; Whaka geothermal area; Whaka Maori Village; Skyline Gondola; Agrodome; Underwater World Oceanarium; Currumbim Wildlife Sanctuary; Sydney Tower; National Opal Collection; Harbor cruise; With extension: Waimea Valley; USS Arizona Memorial

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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