12 days
Sydney, Rotorua, Auckland, Rarotonga

Tour the South Pacific, from Sydney and Auckland to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Far away on the other side of the globe, Australia and New Zealand boast exotic wildlife, beautiful natural wonders, and some of the world’s most fascinating indigneous cultures. Spend time exploring customs and traditions of Australia’s Aborigines, New Zealand Maori, and the Cook Island’s own indigineous people. Then discover how these cultures continue to thrive and change in a modern world.
  • Day 1: Fly to Australia

  • Day 2: Cross International Date Line

  • Day 3: Sydney

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

  • Day 4: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a harbor cruise

    Visit Sydney Tower
  • Day 5: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Discover two sides of Sydney on this optional excursion linked by Aboriginal culture. At Taronga Zoo listen to your Aboriginal guide’s personal stories and discover their connections back to the land, animals and nature. 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. Enjoy lunch with your group and then learn about the indigenous elements of the Bennelong Point site.
  • Day 6: Sydney • Auckland • Rotorua

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Featherdale Wildlife Park

    Featherdale Wildlife Park

    Spend half a day getting 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.
  • Day 7: Rotorua

    Fly to Auckland

    Travel to Rotorua

    Visit the Whakarewarewa geothermal area

    Visit the Whakarewarewa Maori Village

  • Day 8: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua Duck Tour

    Ride the Skyline Gondola

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

    Enjoy an authentic Hangi feast

  • Day 9: Rotorua • Auckland

    Watch a sheep and dog show at the Agrodome

    Travel to Auckland

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 10: Auckland • Raratonga Island

    Fly to Rarotonga Island, one of the Cook Islands

    Go snorkeling

    Tour Rarotonga Island with an expert local guide

  • Day 11: Rarotonga Island

    Visit a local school

    Explore Rarotonga Island on your own

    Take a cultural tour of the rest of the Cook Islands

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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

  • Day 2: Cross International Date Line

  • Day 3: Sydney

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of the Rocks neighborhood

  • Day 4: Sydney

    Take a tour of Sydney

    Visit the National Opal Collection

    Enjoy a harbor cruise

    Visit Sydney Tower
  • Day 5: Sydney

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Taronga Zoo and Opera House

    Discover two sides of Sydney on this optional excursion linked by Aboriginal culture. At Taronga Zoo listen to your Aboriginal guide’s personal stories and discover their connections back to the land, animals and nature. 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. Enjoy lunch with your group and then learn about the indigenous elements of the Bennelong Point site.
  • Day 6: Sydney • Auckland • Rotorua

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Featherdale Wildlife Park

    Featherdale Wildlife Park

    Spend half a day getting 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.
  • Day 7: Rotorua

    Fly to Auckland

    Travel to Rotorua

    Visit the Whakarewarewa geothermal area

    Visit the Whakarewarewa Maori Village

  • Day 8: Rotorua

    Take a Rotorua Duck Tour

    Ride the Skyline Gondola

    Learn about jade carving in a local craftsman's shop

    Enjoy an authentic Hangi feast

  • Day 9: Rotorua • Auckland

    Watch a sheep and dog show at the Agrodome

    Travel to Auckland

    Take a tour of Auckland
  • Day 10: Auckland • Raratonga Island

    Fly to Rarotonga Island, one of the Cook Islands

    Go snorkeling

    Tour Rarotonga Island with an expert local guide

  • Day 11: Rarotonga Island

    Visit a local school

    Explore Rarotonga Island on your own

    Take a cultural tour of the rest of the Cook Islands

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carries; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast daily; 7 dinners (including Hangi)

  • Entrances

    Skyline Gondola; Sydney Tower; Harbor Cruise; WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo; Rotorua Duck Tour; Agrodome; Whaka geothermal area; Maori Village; Whaka geothermal area; Snorkeling; Cultural Tour; School visit

  • 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.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • 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.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • 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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