15 or 18 days
New Zealand, Australia

Traveling anywhere is an incredible adventure, but when you add an expedition into tomorrow, you start to realize that New Zealand and Australia are truly a world away.

Meeting with the Aboriginal and Maori people to learn their customs, spending time beneath the southern hemisphere stars, and stretching your legs on beaches, rainforest paths, and city streets; it’s all so exciting, so different down under.

  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in Auckland

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 4: Hokianga

    Travel to Hokianga

    Visit a Maori marae

    Enjoy a Maori bone carving and weaving demonstration

    Take a twilight walking tour through the magnificent Waipoua Forest

  • Day 5: Hokianga • Paihia

    Meet with students at a local school

    Travel to Paihia

    Visit the Waiariki hot pools

    Visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves

  • Day 6: Russell Island • Paihia

    Enjoy a Bay of Islands dolphin cruise

    Explore Russell Island and sample some local food

    Return to Paihia by ferry

    Participate in a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum

    Enjoy a traditional hangi dinner

  • Day 7: Paihia • Brisbane • Sunshine Coast

    Fly to Brisbane

    Arrive in the Sunshine Coast

  • Day 8: Sunshine Coast

    Enjoy an all-day canoe excursion

    Enjoy morning tea and a BBQ lunch

  • Day 9: Sunshine Coast • 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 10: Surfers Paradise

    Travel to Surfers Paradise

    Enjoy free time in Surfers Paradise

  • Day 11: 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 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. Your excursion culminates with a tree-top canopy walk above the rainforest floor.

  • Day 12: Surfers Paradise • Brisbane • Sydney

    Travel to Brisbane airport

    Fly to Sydney

    Visit Sydney Tower
  • Day 13: Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Take a walking tour of Sydney

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

  • Day 14: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Featherdale Wildlife Park and Opera House

    Featherdale Wildlife Park and Opera House

    Get up-close and personal with Australia’s most iconic animals on a visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park. There, students will get a comprehensive lesson in the Learning Burrow—an outdoor amphitheater designed to complement most high school curriculums. The local education officers give live lessons with four of the endemic Australian animals, and walk students through their habitat, behaviors, and nutritional needs. 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.  

  • Day 15: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 15: Sydney • Port Douglas

    Fly to Cairns

    Explore Cairns on your own

    Take a tour of Mossman Gorge

  • Day 16: Great Barrier Reef • Port Douglas

    Enjoy a Great Barrier Reef cruise

  • Day 17: Cape Tribulation • Port Douglas

    Enjoy a Cape Tribulation crocodile river cruise

  • Day 18: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in Auckland

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 4: Hokianga

    Travel to Hokianga

    Visit a Maori marae

    Enjoy a Maori bone carving and weaving demonstration

    Take a twilight walking tour through the magnificent Waipoua Forest

  • Day 5: Hokianga • Paihia

    Meet with students at a local school

    Travel to Paihia

    Visit the Waiariki hot pools

    Visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves

  • Day 6: Russell Island • Paihia

    Enjoy a Bay of Islands dolphin cruise

    Explore Russell Island and sample some local food

    Return to Paihia by ferry

    Participate in a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum

    Enjoy a traditional hangi dinner

  • Day 7: Paihia • Brisbane • Sunshine Coast

    Fly to Brisbane

    Arrive in the Sunshine Coast

  • Day 8: Sunshine Coast

    Enjoy an all-day canoe excursion

    Enjoy morning tea and a BBQ lunch

  • Day 9: Sunshine Coast • 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 10: Surfers Paradise

    Travel to Surfers Paradise

    Enjoy free time in Surfers Paradise

  • Day 11: 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 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. Your excursion culminates with a tree-top canopy walk above the rainforest floor.

  • Day 12: Surfers Paradise • Brisbane • Sydney

    Travel to Brisbane airport

    Fly to Sydney

    Visit Sydney Tower
  • Day 13: Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Take a walking tour of Sydney

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

  • Day 14: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Featherdale Wildlife Park and Opera House

    Featherdale Wildlife Park and Opera House

    Get up-close and personal with Australia’s most iconic animals on a visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park. There, students will get a comprehensive lesson in the Learning Burrow—an outdoor amphitheater designed to complement most high school curriculums. The local education officers give live lessons with four of the endemic Australian animals, and walk students through their habitat, behaviors, and nutritional needs. 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.  

  • Day 15: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 15: Sydney • Port Douglas

    Fly to Cairns

    Explore Cairns on your own

    Take a tour of Mossman Gorge

  • Day 16: Great Barrier Reef • Port Douglas

    Enjoy a Great Barrier Reef cruise

  • Day 17: Cape Tribulation • Port Douglas

    Enjoy a Cape Tribulation crocodile river cruise

  • Day 18: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    10 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 3 overnight stays in cabins with shared camp-style bathrooms (15 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast daily; 7 dinners

  • Guided sightseeing

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

  • Entrances

    Maori marae; Bone carving demonstration; Waipoua Forest; Kawiti Glow Worm Caves; Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise; Waitangi Treaty Museum; Hangi Dinner; Canoe Excursion; Sydney Tower; Hyde Park Barracks; Royal Botanic Gardens; with extension: Great Barrier Reef Excursion; Cape Tribulation Excursion

  • 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—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.

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