15 or 18 days
Sunshine Coast, Surfers Paradise, Sydney, Rotorua, Auckland, extension to Hawaii

New Zealand’s thriving Māori 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 of the Gold Coast.
  • Day 1: Fly to Australia

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Brisbane • Sunshine Coast

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to the Sunshine Coast
  • Day 4: Sunshine Coast

    Visit Noosa National Park, and relax on Noosa Heads Main Beach

    Enjoy a free afternoon on the Sunshine Coast

  • Day 5: Sunshine Coast • Fraser Island

    Take a ferry to Fraser Island

    Return to the mainland by ferry
  • Day 6: Sunshine Coast • Surfers Paradise

    Travel to Surfers Paradise

  • Day 7: Surfers Paradise

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

    Surfers Paradise Hinterland rainforest

    Take in Australia’s largest preserved subtropical rainforest! On this full-day optional tour, you’ll learn how to throw a boomerang and attempt to play a didgeridoo, all before enjoying an included Aussie barbecue lunch. 

  • Day 8: Surfers Paradise • Brisbane • Sydney

    Travel to Brisbane

    Fly to Sydney

  • Day 9: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a cruise in Sydney Harbor

    Visit the Sydney Tower

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

  • Day 10: Sydney

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

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Explore two sides of Sydney. Take a ferry to Taronga Zoo, where you'll join a local guide in discovering Australia's famous animals and natural habitats. Return to Circular Quay and 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. Lunch is included. 

  • Day 11: Sydney • Auckland • Rotorua

    Fly to Auckland

    Travel to Rotorua

  • Day 12: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua duck tour

    Watch a sheep and dog show at the Agrodome

    Ride the Skyline Gondola

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

  • Day 13: Rotorua

    Take a tour of a Rotorua geothermal park

    Visit a Māori Village for a traditional hāngi feast 

  • Day 14: Rotorua • Auckland

    Travel to Auckland

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 15: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 15: Auckland • Honolulu

    Fly to Honolulu

    See the Dole Plantation

    Visit the Waimea Valley

  • Day 16: Honolulu

    Spend the day relaxing on the beach or exploring more of Honolulu

    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 your Tour Director

  • Day 18: Arrive home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Australia

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Brisbane • Sunshine Coast

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to the Sunshine Coast
  • Day 4: Sunshine Coast

    Visit Noosa National Park, and relax on Noosa Heads Main Beach

    Enjoy a free afternoon on the Sunshine Coast

  • Day 5: Sunshine Coast • Fraser Island

    Take a ferry to Fraser Island

    Return to the mainland by ferry
  • Day 6: Sunshine Coast • Surfers Paradise

    Travel to Surfers Paradise

  • Day 7: Surfers Paradise

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

    Surfers Paradise Hinterland rainforest

    Take in Australia’s largest preserved subtropical rainforest! On this full-day optional tour, you’ll learn how to throw a boomerang and attempt to play a didgeridoo, all before enjoying an included Aussie barbecue lunch. 

  • Day 8: Surfers Paradise • Brisbane • Sydney

    Travel to Brisbane

    Fly to Sydney

  • Day 9: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a cruise in Sydney Harbor

    Visit the Sydney Tower

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

  • Day 10: Sydney

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

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Explore two sides of Sydney. Take a ferry to Taronga Zoo, where you'll join a local guide in discovering Australia's famous animals and natural habitats. Return to Circular Quay and 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. Lunch is included. 

  • Day 11: Sydney • Auckland • Rotorua

    Fly to Auckland

    Travel to Rotorua

  • Day 12: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua duck tour

    Watch a sheep and dog show at the Agrodome

    Ride the Skyline Gondola

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

  • Day 13: Rotorua

    Take a tour of a Rotorua geothermal park

    Visit a Māori Village for a traditional hāngi feast 

  • Day 14: Rotorua • Auckland

    Travel to Auckland

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 15: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 15: Auckland • Honolulu

    Fly to Honolulu

    See the Dole Plantation

    Visit the Waimea Valley

  • Day 16: Honolulu

    Spend the day relaxing on the beach or exploring more of Honolulu

    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 your Tour Director

  • Day 18: Arrive home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach; 2 internal flights (3 with extension); ferry

  • Hotels

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

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily.

  • 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.

  • Guided Sightseeing

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

  • Entrances

    Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads Main Beach; Fraser Island; “Introduction to Opal in Australia” experience; Sydney Tower; harbor cruise; Rotorua duck tour; Rotorua geothermal area; Māori village; Skyline Gondola; “Introduction to Jade in New Zealand” experience (with extension: Waimea Valley; USS Arizona Memorial)

  • Expert Local Guides

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

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience 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.

Lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director, and more.

For your personalized price quote, call us at 800-637-8222.

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