12 days
Sydney, Rotorua, Auckland, Rarotonga

Tour the South Pacific, from Sydney and Auckland to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Far away on the other side of the globe, Australia and New Zealand boast exotic wildlife, beautiful natural wonders, and some of the world’s most fascinating indigneous cultures. Spend time exploring customs and traditions of Australia’s Aborigines, New Zealand Maori, and the Cook Island’s own indigineous people. Then discover how these cultures continue to thrive and change in a modern world.
  • Day 1: Fly to Australia

  • Day 2: Cross International Date Line

  • Day 3: Sydney

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Visit the Sydney Tower

  • Day 4: Sydney

    Take a walking tour of Sydney

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens

    Visit the National Opal Collection

  • Day 5: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Guringai Chase National Park

    Guringai Chase National Park

    The Guringai are an Australian Aboriginal group united by a common language, strong ties of kinship. You will be accompanied by an experienced Aboriginal guide as you explore Guringai Chase National Park. Visit rock carving sites and learn how traditional styles of art were created over the generations and hear stories the ancestors.

  • Day 6: Sydney • Auckland • Rotorua

    Fly to Auckland

    Travel to Rotorua

  • Day 7: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua Duck Tour

    Watch a sheep and dog show at the Agrodome

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

  • Day 8: Rotorua

    Visit the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

    Enjoy a local exchange with the Murupara Maori community

    Enjoy a Hangi feast

  • Day 9: Rotorua • Auckland

    Travel to Auckland

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 10: Auckland • Raratonga Island

    Fly to Rarotonga Island, one of the Cook Islands

    Lei greeting upon arrival to the airport

    Discover nearby reefs during a snorkeling tour 

    Enjoy a beach-side lunch

    Relax on the beach during free time 

  • Day 11: Rarotonga Island

    Cook Island traditional community visit:

    • Learn about island ecology with a local guide
    • Help prepare lunch then sit down for meal with local community members

    Free time to relax and explore Rarotonga Island on your own

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Australia

  • Day 2: Cross International Date Line

  • Day 3: Sydney

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Visit the Sydney Tower

  • Day 4: Sydney

    Take a walking tour of Sydney

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens

    Visit the National Opal Collection

  • Day 5: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Guringai Chase National Park

    Guringai Chase National Park

    The Guringai are an Australian Aboriginal group united by a common language, strong ties of kinship. You will be accompanied by an experienced Aboriginal guide as you explore Guringai Chase National Park. Visit rock carving sites and learn how traditional styles of art were created over the generations and hear stories the ancestors.

  • Day 6: Sydney • Auckland • Rotorua

    Fly to Auckland

    Travel to Rotorua

  • Day 7: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua Duck Tour

    Watch a sheep and dog show at the Agrodome

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

  • Day 8: Rotorua

    Visit the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

    Enjoy a local exchange with the Murupara Maori community

    Enjoy a Hangi feast

  • Day 9: Rotorua • Auckland

    Travel to Auckland

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 10: Auckland • Raratonga Island

    Fly to Rarotonga Island, one of the Cook Islands

    Lei greeting upon arrival to the airport

    Discover nearby reefs during a snorkeling tour 

    Enjoy a beach-side lunch

    Relax on the beach during free time 

  • Day 11: Rarotonga Island

    Cook Island traditional community visit:

    • Learn about island ecology with a local guide
    • Help prepare lunch then sit down for meal with local community members

    Free time to relax and explore Rarotonga Island on your own

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carries; Comfortable motorcoach; Internal flights; Ferry

  • Hotels

    9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast daily; 7 dinners

  • Entrances

    Sydney Tower; “Introduction to Opals in Australia”; Agrodome; Hyde Park Barracks; Royal Botanical Gardens; Rotorua duck tour; “Introduction to Jade in New Zealand”; Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal area; snorkeling

  • 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.

  • Continuous Support

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

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

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

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

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

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  • Peace of Mind Program

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