12 or 14 days
New Zealand, Australia, extension to Honolulu

From afar, New Zealand and Australia may seem similar. An up-close look reveals distinct cultures and personalities.

Both descend from the same British colonial family tree, so you may struggle to tell the accents apart in the streets of Auckland and Sydney. But as you dig deeper in the Maori culture in Rotorua and Aboriginal roots along the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, each country's individual identity becomes clear.
  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland • Rotorua

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Rotorua

    Watch a sheep and dog show at the Agrodome

  • Day 4: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua Duck Tour

    Visit a Rotorua geothermal area

    Visit a Maori Village for a traditional Hangi feast

  • Day 5: Rotorua • Auckland

    Ride the Skyline Gondola

    Travel to Auckland

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 6: Auckland • Sydney

    Fly to Sydney
  • Day 7: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a harbor cruise

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Visit Sydney Tower

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

  • Day 8: 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 9: Sydney • Cairns

    Fly to Cairns
  • Day 10: Cairns

    Take a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Snorkeling with a marine biologist

    Snorkeling with a marine biologist

    Enhance your time in the world’s largest reef system by opting for a snorkeling adventure with a marine biologist. Learn about the sights and sounds of the Great Barrier Reef from an expert who can teach you more about the animal and plant life you spot in this interactive, aquatic classroom.

  • Day 11: Cairns

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Kuranda

    Kuranda

    Take an excursion to the picturesque mountain town of Kuranda, where you’ll learn about traditional Aboriginal culture and customs through live dancing and boomerang throwing at Tjapukai Cultural Center. A short walk from Tjapukai is the Skyrail train, which you’ll board to take a journey through a pristine rainforest that spans Red Peak and Barron Falls stations’ dramatic mountain lookouts.

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 12: Cairns • Honolulu

    Explore Cairns on your own

    Fly to Honolulu

    Receive a lei greeting

  • Day 13: Honolulu

    See the Dole Plantation

    Visit the Waimea Valley

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Luau evening

    Luau evening

    Follow the gentle sounds of the ukulele to tonight’s luau, a traditional Hawaiian feast under the stars and swaying palm trees. Once you’ve put on your lei, sit back and enjoy the Polynesian art form of hula, as dancers in grass skirts and flowing gowns perform in perfect time to the beat of the drum. A luau feast usually features chicken, fish, pork and a variety of fresh island fruits and vegetables, so be sure to bring your appetite. 

  • Day 14: Honolulu • Depart for home

    Visit the USS Arizona Memorial

    Tour Honolulu with an expert local guide

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to New Zealand

  • Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Day 3: Auckland • Rotorua

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Rotorua

    Watch a sheep and dog show at the Agrodome

  • Day 4: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua Duck Tour

    Visit a Rotorua geothermal area

    Visit a Maori Village for a traditional Hangi feast

  • Day 5: Rotorua • Auckland

    Ride the Skyline Gondola

    Travel to Auckland

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 6: Auckland • Sydney

    Fly to Sydney
  • Day 7: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a harbor cruise

    Visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Visit Sydney Tower

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

  • Day 8: 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 9: Sydney • Cairns

    Fly to Cairns
  • Day 10: Cairns

    Take a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Snorkeling with a marine biologist

    Snorkeling with a marine biologist

    Enhance your time in the world’s largest reef system by opting for a snorkeling adventure with a marine biologist. Learn about the sights and sounds of the Great Barrier Reef from an expert who can teach you more about the animal and plant life you spot in this interactive, aquatic classroom.

  • Day 11: Cairns

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Kuranda

    Kuranda

    Take an excursion to the picturesque mountain town of Kuranda, where you’ll learn about traditional Aboriginal culture and customs through live dancing and boomerang throwing at Tjapukai Cultural Center. A short walk from Tjapukai is the Skyrail train, which you’ll board to take a journey through a pristine rainforest that spans Red Peak and Barron Falls stations’ dramatic mountain lookouts.

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 12: Cairns • Honolulu

    Explore Cairns on your own

    Fly to Honolulu

    Receive a lei greeting

  • Day 13: Honolulu

    See the Dole Plantation

    Visit the Waimea Valley

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Luau evening

    Luau evening

    Follow the gentle sounds of the ukulele to tonight’s luau, a traditional Hawaiian feast under the stars and swaying palm trees. Once you’ve put on your lei, sit back and enjoy the Polynesian art form of hula, as dancers in grass skirts and flowing gowns perform in perfect time to the beat of the drum. A luau feast usually features chicken, fish, pork and a variety of fresh island fruits and vegetables, so be sure to bring your appetite. 

  • Day 14: Honolulu • Depart for home

    Visit the USS Arizona Memorial

    Tour Honolulu with an expert local guide

Interested in learning more about this tour?

Refer a friend or colleague to EF and we’ll thank you with $1,000.  Learn more

Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Internal flights

  • Hotels

    9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (11 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast daily; 4 dinners (6 with extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    3 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director (4 with extension); 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Rotorua Duck Tour; Whaka geothermal area; Maori Village; Skyline Gondola; Agrodome; Great Barrier Reef; Sydney Tower; Harbor cruise; WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo; With extension: USS Arizona Memorial; Waimea Valley

  • 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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