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Australia & New Zealand

Date: Wed, October 3, 2018 - Sun, October 28, 2018

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $9,284 (includes international airfare)

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: Oceania

Arrangements: Odysseys Unlimited

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Your remarkable 22-day small group journey to the Lands Down Under begins in Cairns.  Ride the historic railway to Kuranda then descend via the Skyrail gondolas.  Board a boat for a day-long excursion to the Great Barrier Reef.  In Alice Springs, embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour and learn about the Walpiri tribespeople’s ancient culture.  Watch the sun set over fabled Ayers Rock.  Travel to Sydney where you tour the iconic Opera House; board a catamaran for a Sydney Harbour cruise; and enjoy ample leisure time.  Tour  Featherdale Wildlife Park, where koalas roam free.  Fly to New Zealand and explore Mt. Cook National Park, then you take a cruise through Milford Sound’s breathtaking fjords.  Visit geothermal Rotorua and experience Maori culture at a traditional hangi dinner.  Celebrate your journey’s end in Auckland.  Enjoy more time in the “City of Sails” at your own pace on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

Activity Level 

Moderate: Considerable walking up hills


Ride aboard vintage Kuranda steam train and Skyrail gondolas; Great Barrier Reef excursion; Aboriginal “dreamtime” experience; Sunset at Ayers Rock; Sydney touring and Harbour cruise; Ample leisure time in Sydney; Christchurch; Two-night stay at Mt. Cook National Park; Milford Sound cruise; Geo-thermal Rotorua; Maori cultural experience; Auckland touring

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Phillip J. Cook

Terry Sanford Professor Emeritus of Public Policy Studies

Mode of Travel

Air & Land

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