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Tour Code: AKA_07

ACTIVITY LEVEL Level 1

Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Port: AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND
Destination: Australia & New Zealand

One of New Zealand's most gorgeous harbors, Akaroa provides a scenic backdrop for this excursion around its pristine shore, where you're bound to see abundant marine life.


Board a luxury catamaran that's ideal for viewing the natural wonders of Akaroa harbor. Cruising along the pristine waterway, you'll learn of the harbor's geological history and see how the sea has eroded ancient lava flows into natural attractions such as Cathedral Cave and the sheer cliff face of Scenery Nook. Still, the harbor's most impressive natural wonder is the teeming marine life.


The chances are likely, that you’ll see fur seals, little blue penguins and cormorants that nest in colonies on rocky cliffs. These waters are also home to the playful Hector's dolphin, the world's smallest oceanic dolphin. Being gray with black-and-white markings, they are easy to spot frolicking around the harbor.


Note: Tour involves limited walking and is mostly seated.
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  • This tour requires guests to transfer from their wheelchair to board the motorchoach (wheelchairs must be collapsible). Guests must be self-sufficient or if assistance is required, they should travel with a companion who can provide this.

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Tour Code: AKA_09

ACTIVITY LEVEL Level 2

Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

Port: AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND
Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Admire the natural beauty of Christchurch by gliding down the Avon River in a Punt boat, followed by a tour of the city's botanical gardens and a wine tasting at the Melton Estate. In Christchurch, you'll board an open, flat-bottomed boat known as a Punt and begin gliding along the Avon River. Sit back and relax as the punter, standing on the stern like a gondolier, propels your boat by pushing a long pole against the riverbed. Shallow and tranquil, the river is also narrow, providing you with a bird's-eye view of the beautiful scenery that has earned Christchurch the nickname Garden City.


You’ll get a different perspective of the flora in New Zealand's second-largest city by riding through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens in an open-sided shuttle called the Caterpillar. Founded in 1863 with the planting of a single English Oak tree, the gardens have grown to include nearly 75 acres of native species, rare plants, and exotic succulents. Then, it's on to Melton Estate, a boutique winery that produces numerous award-winning wines that include Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noirs, and Rieslings. You'll have the opportunity to sample some of the vintages while enjoying lunch.


Note: Tour involves a limited amount of walking; however, guests must be able to enter and exit the punt which sits low in the water, from alongside the river.
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  • A meal and beverage is provided on this tour.

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Tour Code: AKA_03

ACTIVITY LEVEL Level 2

Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

Port: AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND
Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Discover how the US and New Zealand have explored Antarctica together since the 1950s and learn about the Kiwis' aviation history at the Air Force Museum. In Christchurch, lies a rich and once concealed history of Antarctic exploration and military involvement. Antarctic explorers began sailing from this area in the early 1900s, and since the 1950s Christchurch has been the main staging center for Operation Deep Freeze, the US government's Antarctic project.


It's all explained in revealing detail at the International Antarctic Center, a one-of-a-kind with fascinating exhibits, audio-visual shows and even rescued baby penguins. During your self-guided tour, you'll gain a deep insight into the challenges of exploring the frozen frontier and have the opportunity to participate in some interactive activities. You can also purchase a bite or snack at the café.


You’ll visit the Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum, where the country's aviation history has been preserved. Inside, you'll find dozens of historic aircrafts including the world's only Vickers Vildebeest biplane, aviation barracks dating back to World War I, rare military uniforms and medals.


Note: Tour involves approximately 3-hours of moderate walking/standing over mostly flat surfaces. Other interactive activities are at the guests' discretion. The drive to Christchurch is just over 1 1/2 hours each way.
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Tour Code: AKA_08

ACTIVITY LEVEL Level 2

Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

Port: AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND
Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Sail around Arakoa harbor viewing the natural scenery and plentiful marine life on a spectacular 50-foot ketch built in 1922. You’ll board the stunning Fox II, a historic former cargo carrier that has been restored and updated for sightseeing. You'll sail through the harbor of Akaroa, which in the native Maori language means Long Harbor, a reference to this lengthy stretch of sea.


There's no telling what marine life you'll see, but these unspoiled waters are teeming with fur seals, little blue penguins, yellow-eyed penguins, and playful Hector's dolphin, the world's smallest oceanic dolphin. Being gray with black-and-white markings, they are easy to spot frolicking around the harbor. You may also see a variety of birds such as petrels, mollymawk albatross, gannets, and spotted shags. And, if you're feeling energetic, feel free to lend the crew a hand.


Note: This tour involves limited walking and is mostly seated. Assisting the crew is optional and at guests' discretion.
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Tour Code: AKA_05

ACTIVITY LEVEL Level 2

Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

Port: AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND
Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Experience life on a traditional New Zealand sheep farm, where six generations of the Johns family have their 900-acre property. A short ride brings you Paua Bay Farm, nestled among extensive gardens. The charming farmhouse is the centerpiece of this expansive working farm. As many as 4,500 sheep, cattle and deer roam the rural acreage.


You'll be greeted by Murray Johns, who will share stories of the family's history and about farming in New Zealand. Then, the eager sheep dogs take center stage and demonstrate their talents for herding sheep, while following their master's commands. If you'd like, you can participate in separating the sheep, before moving to the woolshed, where Murray will elaborate on the life of a sheep shearer.


In addition to watching farming activities, you'll also have time to stroll the garden of native plants and relax over tea and homemade scones.


Note: Tour includes approximately 90-minutes of walking/standing. There may be some natural surfaces to negotiate at the farm.
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  • A light snack or refreshment is served in this tour.

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Tour Code: BNE_02

ACTIVITY LEVEL Level 2

Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

Port: Brisbane
Destination: Australia & New Zealand

You’ll first be treated to a brief tour of Brisbane's highlights before leaving the city behind and traveling along winding roads to the base of Lamington National Park and the beautiful surroundings of the Gold Coast.


You’ll visit the Rainforest Skywalk and Eco Discovery Centre and upon arrival you’ll have free time to explore the center and choose from a variety of walks through the rainforest. You can begin on the spectacular elevated walkway through the middle and upper canopies of the rainforest. The walkway is a stable, steel structure allowing you to explore the canopies safely. As you descend into the lower canopy, there are points of interest that include rock pools and waterfalls, a butterfly lookout and local history enclosure.


Enjoy lunch at an authentic Aussie pub offering an incredible view over the valley. Travel a short distance to Gallery Walk at Eagle Heights, an artistic center that boasts a variety of craft shops and galleries, as well as numerous cafés. Whether you are looking for a special gift or something unique to take home as a memento, you'll no doubt find it here. From here, your coach will next make its way to a local winery for a wine tasting. As you travel through this magnificent National Parks region, you will be afforded spectacular panoramic views of the Gold Coast and brilliant blue Pacific Ocean.


Note: Tour operates with a driver/guide.
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  • A meal and beverage is provided on this tour.

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Tour Code: BNE_04

ACTIVITY LEVEL Level 2

Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

Port: Brisbane
Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Brisbane is the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland and is the country's third largest city. The original settlement began as a penal colony, and during World War II, served as the South West Pacific Headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur. It was only after the war that it gained prominence as an important urban center. Your tour will give you a glimpse of this relaxed, friendly city and all it has to offer.


As you travel alongside the curving banks of the Brisbane River, you'll see sights such as the Parliament House, the Treasury Building, City Hall and the Old Customs House. Your route also takes you past the impressive South Bank Parklands and Cultural Centre. This is adjacent to the location where the 1988 World Expo was held. Today, the center houses the State's Art Gallery, Performing Arts Complex, a Museum and library, bearing witness to Brisbane's vibrant cultural community.


You’ll next travel to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for a visit. This is the world's largest koala sanctuary, and allows you the opportunity to get close to over 130 free roaming koalas. The sanctuary is also home to kangaroos, wallabies, sheep dogs and other animals such as the Emu, Tasmanian Devil, Wombat, Dingo and Kookaburra. Following a brief tour, you’ll have some free time to explore further on your own.


Note: Tour operates with a driver/guide.
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Tour Code: BNE_05

ACTIVITY LEVEL Level 1

Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Port: Brisbane
Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Travel by coach for a delightful tour of Brisbane and its surrounding areas, beneath its country-like charm, there is a big city vitality. The Capital of Queensland, Brisbane is also the state's historic and cultural capital, seat of government, a major seaport and the third largest city in Australia. Your tour will take you past the Parliament House, the Treasury Building, the old Customs House, the Cultural Centre, the Botanical Gardens and many other sites. The meandering Brisbane River, the lush inner city parks and the unusual blend of historic and modern architecture make this a truly unforgettable city.


Making your way beyond the metropolitan and urban areas, your coach will climb nearly 755 feet above sea level for an unparalleled panoramic view over the city from the Mt. Coot-tha lookout. A brief stop will be made here, giving you the opportunity to capture some memorable photos of the sleek skyscrapers and picturesque suburbs that comprise Brisbane today. Leaving the lookout, your coach will return you to the pier.


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Tour Code: BNE_01

ACTIVITY LEVEL Level 2

Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

Port: Brisbane
Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Take a walk on the wild side at the Australia Zoo, founded by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin’s parents and was owned and operated by Steve Irwin and his wife. Upon arrival, friendly staff from the zoo will greet you and escort you to the star attraction - the famous Croc Show. This show will entertain as well as educate you to the ways of the Crocodile, in a manner that will be sure to have you laughing and clapping.


You’ll have free time here to explore the zoo and its inhabitants at your own pace. Perhaps you'll want to hand feed the red and grey kangaroos, or spend time at the koala enclosure getting to know these creatures up-close. A photo taken with an adorable koala will no doubt serve as a lifelong memento of your visit. Kangaroo feed and Koala photo are available for purchase.


Note: Travel time to and from the zoo is approximately one hour. Comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sun glasses and sun screen are recommended. The Crocodile show is a scheduled performance. Tour operates with a driver/guide.
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  • This tour is great for families.

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Tour Code: BWT_04

ACTIVITY LEVEL Level 2

Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

Port: BURNIE, TASMANIA
Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Tasmania is famous for the Tasmanian Devil as well as its impressive gardens. Visit the award winning Annsleigh Gardens and Wing’s Farm Park, a massive reserve with an impressive array of native Australian animals.


Your relaxing drive takes you through the picturesque countryside of Tasmania, passing fields and lush green vistas en route to Wing’s Farm Park. Here, you’ll find Tasmanian Devils, Quoll’s, and other native wildlife as well as farm creatures including reptiles and kangaroos. What about visiting the animal nursery?


Visit the award-winning Annsleigh Gardens, an English style Garden covering two hectares. These carefully landscaped and tended Gardens feature rockeries, paved courtyards, fountains, waterways and sunken gardens. Enjoy some free time exploring this lovely attraction.


Note: Walking and level of exertion at Wings Wildlife Park and Annsleigh Gardens is at guest’s discretion.
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