NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA WITH EDUCATIONAL AGRICULTURAL VISITS
Embark on a trip of a lifetime to the green & peaceful country of New Zealand. Experience Maori culture, craggy coastlines, sweeping beaches, snow-capped mountains and impressive geysers. And this truly majestic scenery offers a stunning backdrop some fascinating agricultural visits including innovative beef, dairy and tillage farms. Visit the charming & vibrant Australian city of Sydney & take a cruise on the most spectacular harbour in the world! A truly remarkable tour! And this truly majestic scenery offers a stunning backdrop some fascinating agricultural visits including innovative grassland dairy farms. A truly remarkable tour!
Depart Dublin Airport for your flight to Hamad International Airport, Doha, with Qatar Airlines.
Connect with your flight to New Zealand. Overnight on the flight.
Arrive in Auckland International Airport & meet your local guide for transfer to your hotel by executive coach. En
route a brief orientation tour of Auckland is included. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Auckland. It
is only a short walk to the Viaduct Basin and a variety of cafés, restaurants and bars. Overnight in Auckland.
Following breakfast at your hotel enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Auckland, known as the ‘City of Sails’ due to
the large number of yachts and sail-boats that use the beautiful waters of Auckland Harbour and the stunning Hauraki
Gulf. Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum including the Maori and Pacific Islands Court. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner
and overnight in Auckland.
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Auckland and travel south through the lush green dairy farmlands of the Waikato Valley. Visit a dairy farm to view Herd Homes, a covered area in which animals can relax, be fed and lie down in comfort – all with a built-in and sustainable effluent system. This unique system combines the best features of traditional standoff areas, feed pads, and loafing areas, with the added benefit of protecting the animal from the elements. Continue to Hamilton and enjoy a visit to a local farm in the afternoon. Overnight in Hamilton.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning visit a local dairy farm. Lunch at Longlands Dairy Farm and restaurant, a
working dairy farm that also offers a delicious lunch amidst lovely gardens. In the afternoon visit one of New Zealand’s best-thoroughbred horse racing studs. Free time in the evening and overnight in Hamilton.
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Hamilton and travel south through rolling farmland to Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s
largest freshwater lake. Visit a large beef, deer and sheep property overlooking Lake Taupo. The farm is a 4300ha property,
with 2500ha effective grazing. They winter 7,500 ewes, 2000 hoggets, 600 breeding cows, 2800 hinds, and progeny. Taupo
is a very popular resort, located on the shores
fishing. Overnight in Taupo.
Following breakfast depart Taupo and drive north to Rotorua. En route visit Wai O Tapu, one of the most colourful
geothermal reserves. Visit Agrodome and enjoy the informative and entertaining sheep show. Also, visit Rainbow Springs
to see the huge rainbow trout and the rare kiwi birds. This evening transfer from the hotel to Tamaki Marae and learn
about the culture of the Maori people, taste traditional food cooked over hot stones in an earth oven and be entertained
and educated with concert party performing Maori songs and dance including the vigorous haka. At the conclusion of the evening, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Rotorua.
After breakfast transfer to Auckland Airport for your flight to Queenstown. This evening enjoy dinner in the Skyline
Restaurant overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Overnight in Queenstown.
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning there will be a guided sightseeing tour of Queenstown including a drive out
past the famous Shotover River to historic Arrowtown, the site of a major 1860s gold rush and where some of the scenes
were shot for the iconic Lord Of The Rings trilogy. After an afternoon spent at your leisure, board the TSS Earnslaw for a relaxing evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Station and enjoy dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Overnight in Queenstown
After breakfast depart the hotel farm visits in the Southland region with lunch. Overnight in Queenstown.
and cattle farming country. Drive over the Lindis Pass and descend to the McKenzie Country. The landscape is barren, dry and covered in tussock. Continue up through the McKenzie Country & then on to Mt Cook National Park. Time to enjoy the National Park with some short walks. Continue to Omarama. Dinner at the hotel & overnight in Omarama.
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart and travel past Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo then over Burke Pass and on to the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Overnight in your hotel near Christchurch.
Breakfast at your hotel. Today enjoy a full day of local farm visits. Overnight in your hotel near Christchurch.
Following breakfast transfer to Christchurch Airport for your flight to Sydney. Arrive in Sydney and enjoy a city tour visiting the historical Rocks area. See St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair with splendid views
at leisure. Overnight in Sydney.
Following breakfast enjoy a guided tour of Sydney Opera House, described as the Eighth Wonder of the World. In the afternoon take a cruise on the magnificent Sydney Harbour. See spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison, million dollar mansions and the bays that dot the harbour. Evening at leisure and overnight in Sydney.
Breakfast at your hotel. Free day to enjoy Sydney at leisure. Overnight in Sydney.
Breakfast at your hotel & check-out. Free day to enjoy Sydney at leisure. Depart Sydney for Doha. Overnight on the flight.
Connect with your flight to Dublin arriving home in the morning.
• Flights with Qatar Airlines from Dublin to Auckland & from Sydney to Dublin via Doha
including taxes & charges
• Air New Zealand flights from North Island to South Island and on to Sydney including taxes &
• Professional tour manager and executive coach transfers throughout
• 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Auckland with breakfast
• 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Hamilton with breakfast
• 1 night 4* hotel accommodation in
• 1 night 4* hotel accommodation in Rotorua with breakfast
• 3 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Queenstown with breakfast
• 1 night 4* hotel accommodation in Omarama with breakfast
• 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Christchurch with breakfast
• 3 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Sydney including breakfast
• 5 evening meals & 2 lunches, including a traditional Maori dinner with
• Fascinating tours in New Zealand visiting beautiful Auckland, the lush green Waikato Valley,
lovely Lake Taupo, the colourful Wai O Tapu
energetic Queenstown, spectacular Mt. Cook National Park, vibrant Christchurch & visit
Rainbow Springs to see the rare kiwi birds
• Guided tour of Sydney, cruise on Sydney Harbour & tour of the Opera House
• Selection of fascinating agricultural visits including innovative dairy, beef and tillage farms
• Free time for shopping and sightseeing
Price is based on a minimum group size travelling staying in twin/double rooms. Single room supplements apply. Price includes all airport taxes
& charges. If you are travelling alone and are willing to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex, we will do our best to accommodate this
request although it cannot be guaranteed. Non-refundable/ non-transferable deposit of €500pp required at time of booking. Balance due 10 weeks before departure
(2% charge on balance payments made by credit card). Price includes 1 standard piece of checked-in luggage. Optional insurance available from €59pp (terms &
conditions apply). City taxes may apply, payable locally at your hotel. Flights, taxes, hotels prices & itinerary subject to change. Booking terms & conditions apply. GTI
is fully licensed and bonded in accordance with the Commission of Aviation Regulation (T.A. 0533). E&OE
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