Itinerary and costs subject to change
Assumes travel between June 1 and July 3rd

New Zealand

June 1st - Travel day(s) - Chicago to Auckland

Auckland (June 3rd - one day)

  • Auckland Museum
  • The Domain
  • Optional activities include:
    • Rugby Match
    • Shopping

     

 

June 4th - Travel Day - Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Cave

Rotorua (June 5th to 7th - three days)

  • Wiatomo Caves
  • Te Puia
  • Mitai
  • Polynesian Spa
  • Agridome
  • Optional activities include
    • Hobbitton (home of the hobbits)
    • Zorbing
    • white water rafting
    • Wai-o-Tapu
    • Skyline Rotura
    • Whakarewarewa Forest
    • Hiking

 

June 8th - Travel Day - Rotorua to Wellington

Wellington (June 9th and 10th - two days)

  • Te Papa
  • Optional activities:
    • Lord of the Rings Tours
    • Shopping
    • Botanical garden and Cable car
    • Weta Cave
    • Welly Walks

 

 

Travel Day - June 11th - Wellington to Christchurch via Ferry and intercoastal Rail (13th best Ferry in World - Travel and Leasure)

Christchurch (June 12th - one day) - Open City

  • Optional Activities
    • Cantebury Museum
    • Air Force Museum
    • Botantical Gardens
    • Quake City
    • Willow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
    • International Anarctic Center
    • Arts Center

Travel Day - June 13th - Christchurch to Franz Josef (TranzAlpine - 4th most scenic trail trip in world - Fodor)

Franz Josef (June 14th and 15th - two days)

  • Glacier walk
  • Rainforest walk
  • Optional activities include:
    • Hot pools
    • Wedges and sweet chili sauce

 

 

Travel Day - June 16th - Franz Josef to Queenstown

Queenstown (June 17th and 18th - two days) - open city

  • Optional activities include:
    • Fergburgers
    • Adrenaline junky heaven (not all recommended)
      • bungee jumping,
      • canyon swinging
      • jet boating
      • sky diving
      • parasailing
      • four-wheeling
      • hiking
      • luge
      • Wine Tasting
      • fishing
      • boating
      • Shopping
      • Zero Degree Bar

 

 

Travel Day - June 19th - Queenstown to Dunedin

Dunedin (June 20th and 21st - two days)

  • Eco tour
  • Otago Museum
  • Optional activities include:
    • Worlds steepest residential street
    • Shopping
    • Taleri Gorge Railroad

 

 

Travel Day - June 22nd - Dunedin to Sydney

Australia

Sydney (June 23rd - one day) - open city

  • Optional activities include
    • Rugby match
    • Opera house
    • Harbor bridge
    • Harbor tour
    • Blue Mountains
    • iMax theater
    • The Rocks
    • Darling Harbor
    • Bondi Beach

 

 

Travel Day - June 24th - Sydney to Cairns

Cairns (June 25th and 26th - two days)

  • Tjapaki
  • Optional activities include
    • Kuranda
    • Atherton Tablelands
    • Fitzroy Island
    • Green Island
    • Great Barrier Reef

 

 

Port Douglas (June 27th to June 30th - four days)

  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Tropical Ice Cream Parlor
  • Crocodile Tour
  • Cape Tribulation Beach Tour
  • Aboriginal Beach Walk (Walker Brothers)
  • Aboriginal Art (Janbel Gallery)
  • Optional activities include
    • Great Barrier Reef
    • Green Island
    • Outer Reef
    • Inner Reef
    • Fitzroy Island

 

 

Cairns (July 1st and 2nd - two days) - Open City

  • Optional activities include
    • Kuranda
    • Atherton Tablelands
    • Fitzroy Island
    • Green Island
    • Great Barrier Reef

 

Travel Day - July 3rd - Cairns to Chicago

Itinerary and costs subject to change