Best of Australia with Queenstown

16 Day Package from Sydney to Queenstown

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne & Queenstown

Meals Included

American breakfast daily1 lunch

Sightseeing & Activities

Sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017 / 2018

DAY
1
Arrive in Sydney, Australia

Welcome to beautiful Sydney. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent activities.

DAY
2
Sydney

Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The afternoon is at your leisure.

DAY
3
Sydney

Enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

DAY
4
Sydney–Cairns

Fly to tropical Cairns.

DAY
5
Cairns. Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where the evening is at leisure.

DAY
6
Cairns

A full day at leisure to explore Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to visit a zoo to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

DAY
7
Cairns–Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Fly to Uluru. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
8
Uluru (Ayers Rock)

This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Kata Tjuta. Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Later this afternoon, visit “Sunset Strip” for a DRINK & CANAPES, and to witness the changing colors of the rock.

DAY
9
Uluru (Ayers Rock)–Alice Springs

Today, fly to Alice Springs. Then, enjoy guided sightseeing that includes visits to the OLD TELEGRAPH STATION, ANZAC HILL, SCHOOL OF THE AIR, and the ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE.

NOTE:
From December through February, the included sightseeing in Alice Springs (Royal Flying Doctors, School of the Air, Anzac Hill & Telegraph Station) will only be offered on Monday, Thursday & Saturday due to operational changes with our vendor. Those arriving in Alice Springs on non-operational dates will visit Desert Park for a closer look into Australia’s deserts and enjoy a 3-course dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY
10
Alice Springs–Melbourne

Today, fly to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
11
Melbourne

Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick’s Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), the Italian Quarter, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the EUREKA SKYDECK for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
12
Melbourne

Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. You may want to join an excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel the spectacular Great Ocean Road, or dine aboard a tramcar restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne.

DAY
13
Melbourne–Queenstown, New Zealand

Today, fly to Queenstown, New Zealand. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
14
Queenstown. Excursion to Milford Sound

Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK. View the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound CRUISE for an unforgettable experience.

DAY
15
Queenstown

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Perhaps choose an optional jetboat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

DAY
16
Queenstown

Your stay in Queenstown ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 1, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Sydney
Cairns
Uluru
Alice Springs
Melbourne

Rydges World Square

389 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Feel right at home when checking into Rydges World Square and enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. After a great day of sightseeing, wine and dine in their Italian & Mediterranean-inspired Sphere Restaurant or relax while sipping a cocktail at the Cidery Bar and Kitchen with a great outside deck overlooking the World Square area.

Location & Highlights

Conveniently located in Sydney’s Central Business District, providing easy access to the Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, Qantas Credit Union Arena and the city’s financial precinct.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Window Opens

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
Take advantage of modern comforts and thoughtful amenities. Guest rooms are well-equipped with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The cozy Rydges Dream Bed with crisp, white linens will have you sleeping soundly and waking fully refreshed. Guests also have access to 24-hour room service, minibar and tea and coffee maker.

Pacific Hotel

Corner Esplanade & Spence Street
Cairns, QLD Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

The Pacific Hotel boasts a magnificent location, personalized service and award winning hospitality. Contemporary, and with a tropical ambience, befitting a bygone era - an era when great service and friendly hospitality were the rule rather than the exception. Ideal for visitors who wish to explore all the attractions Cairns has to offer with shopping and dining right at the hotel's front door.

Location & Highlights

On the waterfront and an easy walk to shopping and the famous Esplanade precinct with art galleries, cinemas, and entertainment.

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Dry Cleaning
Rooms include a private balcony, air-conditioning, coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, high-speed Internet access, and hairdryer in the bathroom.

Desert Gardens Hotel

Yulara Drive
Uluru, NT Australia

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 10:00

Centrally located to all resort facilities the hotel offers a range of accommodation, outdoor pool, and the popular Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resorts' numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colors across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert.

Location & Highlights

Set among magnificent ghost gums and native shrubs in the Ayers Rock Resort complex.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • ATM
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
Rooms are set throughout the gardens of the hotel and feature either a balcony or courtyard area.

Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

82 Barrett Drive
Alice Springs, NT Australia

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

Experience this eco-friendly hotel and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the hotel is only 15 minutes' drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Friendly staff and the signature, warm DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie will welcome you when you check-in. Swim in the heated outdoor pool overlooking the lush garden landscape, unwind in the inviting Lobby Bar or enjoy lunch in the bistro-style restaurant.

Location & Highlights

Set against the MacDonnell Ranges, 1.5 miles from the town center.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
Comfortable guestrooms feature plush decorative cushions and floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the room with natural light.

Mercure Treasury Gardens

13 Spring Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Mercure Treasury Gardens offers a great location for exploring Melbourne along with comfortable accommodations and a restaurant/bar featuring modern Australian cuisine.

Location & Highlights

Overlooking Treasury Gardens in the heart of Melbourne's theatre and shopping district, the Mercure Hotel is the perfect base to explore the city's renowned restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Alarm Clock
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
Newly refurbished rooms feature views of Melbourne's vibrant CBD.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Sydney
Cairns
Uluru
Alice Springs
Melbourne
Queenstown

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

176 Cumberland Street
Sydney, NSW Australia

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 11:00

The luxurious rooms and suites of the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney are situated in the historic Rocks district in the heart of the city. The hotel has breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour encompassing the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Celebrate the end of a great day in their signature restaurant, bar or café.

Location & Highlights

Situated in the historic Rocks district in the heart of the city, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney has breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour encompassing the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
Luxuriously furnished, the Deluxe Grand Harbour View rooms offer breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. These rooms feature modern design and furnishings, triple-glazed soundproofed windows, plush duvets, iHome docks and bathrobes.

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

11 Jamison St
Sydney, NSW Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

The award-winning luxurious Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney combines space, style and warmth to provide guests ultimate ambience. Their two restaurants and bar offer exceptional wining and dining experiences. A dedicated relaxation zone is available at the Amora Day Spa. Guests can also take advantage of the heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and gym.

Location & Highlights

Located in the heart of Sydney's financial district, near the Opera House, Harbour Bridge & Circular Quay.

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Pay Movies
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
Rooms offer exceptional comfort and space with complimentary Wi-Fi and fitted to a high standard with all the latest amenities, including air-conditioning, cable TV, blackout shades, robes and slippers, complimentary toiletries, and mini-bar.

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

61-101 Phillip Street
Sydney, NSW Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Located in the heart of Sydney, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is a 5 minute stroll from the Opera House, the Rocks, the Royal Botanical Garden, restaurants, nightclubs, and museums. The hotel features Club Sofitel, Sofitel Lounge, Library, Elix'r Health Club, and Lattouf Hair & Spa.

Location & Highlights

On Phillip Street in the financial heart of the Sydney Central Business District and just minutes from the Opera House, Circular Quay, the Rocks, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
All rooms are finished in rich contemporary yet classic tones, sympathetic to the history of this grand hotel. Design does not compromise your comfort; in fact, space has been optimized by furniture selection and layout. Guestrooms feature air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi access, coffee/tea maker, minibar, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and bath amenities.

Pullman Cairns International

17 Abbott St
Cairns, QLD Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel exuding the architectural grandeur of the city's rich colonial past. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321-room hotel is perfectly positioned in the CBD to take advantage of all the city has to offer. After a great day of sightseeing, dine in Coco's Restaurant, grab a drink at the Lobby Bar, or pamper yourself at Vie Spa.

Location & Highlights

Pullman Cairns International is perfectly located in the heart of Cairns, just moments from the city's best shopping and dining, and an ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
Rest in comfort and style surrounded by upscale decor in a spacious guestroom featuring a private balcony with incredible views of the city and beyond. Amenities include a private bathroom with classic Italian marble, bathrobes, minibar, complimentary toiletries, Wi-Fi access, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, and more.

Hilton Cairns Hotel

Wharf Street
Cairns, QLD Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Boasting a superb waterfront location with sweeping views of Trinity Inlet and Cairns Esplanade makes this the ideal base from which to discover the region's natural wonders. Pampered guests will enjoy deluxe furnishings and quality amenities throughout the hotel. Satisfy your appetite for culinary indulgence and superior service in the award-winning Mondo Café Bar and Grill on the waterfront, or an exploration of exotic Asian flavors at the renowned Hanuman restaurant. From an elevated position overlooking the water, the chic Six Degrees Bar and Lounge is the place to meet, for cocktails or a decadent Lindt chocolate fondue.

Location & Highlights

Overlooking beautiful Trinity Inlet and Cairns Marina, close to the Esplanade, and within easy access to shopping and restaurants.

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
Unwind in comfort and enjoy the tropical ambience of a spacious guestroom that features a large bathroom and offers panoramic views of Cairns' unique cityscape and the rainforest covered mountain ranges beyond from its own private balcony. Stay connected with wireless internet access, watch a movie on the 37-inch LCD HD TV and take advantage of iPod connectivity.

Sails in the Desert

174 Yulara Drive
Uluru, NT Australia

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 10:00

Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, this is Voyages Ayers Rock Resort's premium hotel. The interior decor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture, with a gallery in the lobby and significant artworks featured throughout the public areas and in the private rooms

Location & Highlights

In the Ayers Rock Resort complex close to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Pay Movies
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Room Service

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking/Valet
Natural tones are complemented by Indigenous artwork and decorative pieces that surround you with stories of the local Anangu people. Step out onto the balcony, terrace, or verandah and bask in the magical atmosphere as the desert day transforms to night before curling up in the pure luxury of one of Sails in the Desert's 'Ahh' Beds.

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs

93 Barrett Drive
Alice Springs, NT Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

The modern Lasseters Hotel is located at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges, in Australia's unforgiving red center, Their 205 spacious rooms and suites all with a private balcony or courtyard, showcase magnificent views. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, concierge, pool and spa, fitness center and complimentary bikes to explore Alice Springs. Guests can also enjoy the Lasseters Hotel Casino, with three restaurants, two bars, a sports lounge, night club.

Location & Highlights

Lasseters Hotel sits on the banks of the dry Todd River and is framed by the MacDonnell Ranges, 1 mile from the town center.

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
All spacious non-smoking guestrooms feature gorgeous views, stylish décor, and private balcony or courtyard.

Novotel Melbourne on Collins

270 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 11:00

Located in the heart of Melbourne, the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins is perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street. From streetside dining and Federation Square to shopping at Bourke Street Mall the hotel offers easy access to all the city has to offer.

Location & Highlights

Situated in the heart of Melbourne, within walking distance of Block Arcade, Federation Square, and Bourke Street Mall. Also nearby are Eureka Tower and Melbourne Central.

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
The spacious and light-filled rooms offer an uninterrupted outlook over prestigious Collins Street or Australia on Collins shopping arcade. With generous feather duvet and pillow menu you are sure to have a perfect night's sleep.

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

25 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Located at the 'Paris' end of Collins Street close to the city's premier dining, shopping, and entertainment precincts as well as leading attractions. Enjoy contemporary dining in No35, cosmopolitan cocktails in The Atrium Bar On 35, and sumptuous afternoon tea in Sofi's Lounge.

Location & Highlights

Centrally located in the heart of the premier shopping, dining, and theatre district, near the City Museum at Old Treasury Melbourne, Federation Square, Eureka Tower, and the famous Cricket Ground.

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
Rooms offer breathtaking city views through floor to ceiling windows. Enjoy a restful night's sleep assisted by black out shutters and the comfortable Sofitel MyBed.

Rydges Melbourne

186 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Let the stylish surroundings and convenient location of Rydges Melbourne welcome you to the thriving metropolis of Melbourne. Warm and friendly staff complement the modern comforts and thoughtful amenities throughout the hotel. Belly up to the bar, dine at the restaurant or head to the heated rooftop pool or fitness center for additional fun.

Location & Highlights

Rydges Melbourne's central location provides guests with an abundance of dining and shopping options. The hotel is adjacent to Chinatown and a short stroll to Melbourne's renowned sporting and entertainment venues.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service

Hotel Amenities

  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
Guest rooms boast the comfortable Rydges Dream Bed - perfect for a sound night¿s sleep, and flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi keep guests well-connected. Relax in your room with modern-day amenities, including air-conditioning, coffee/tea maker, complimentary toiletries, and more. In-room massages are also available (additional fee).

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Corner Earl St & Marine Parade
Queenstown, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Centrally located in one of the most picturesque settings in the world, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is nestled beside beautiful and tranquil Lake Wakitipu. This fresh, modern hotel offers guests 273 contemporary rooms plus superb, uninterrupted views of the lake, mountains and adjoining gardens. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside also features great facilities including a Jacuzzi, plus the excellent Elements Restaurant and the Elements Cafe and Bar.

Location & Highlights

In the center of Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu within an easy walk to shops and restaurants.

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
Rooms offer contemporary design and include all the normal amenities one would expect.

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Cnr. Frankton Rd & Stanley St
Queenstown, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

The Millenium Hotel Queenstown features contemporary city-inspired design throughout the hotel. Guests have a variety of amenities to choose from including a fitness room, sauna, spa, bar and restaurant.

Location & Highlights

Right in the heart of the action, Millennium Hotel Queenstown is just minutes from Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
After an outdoor adventure or shopping spree, come back to a room that's designed for complete relaxation. With its inviting bed and cozy ambience, it's a good night's rest for sure.

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St
Queenstown, New Zealand

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 11:00

Within a tranquil, garden setting, the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly, personal service and offers panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountain peaks. The resort is a short stroll from the town center, and minutes from Queenstown's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. After a great day of sightseeing, relax at the Impressions Cocktail Bar and Impressions Restaurant with views over the lake and mountains or take a dip in the two spa pools. Wireless broadband internet access is available in all public areas (fee may apply).

Location & Highlights

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront is a year round resort on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and within walking distance of Queenstown’s central shopping and entertainment area.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
The stylish rooms reflect a total dedication to friendly, hospitable service, contemporary ease and attention to detail. Enjoy fantastic views over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range, and rest easy with tea and coffee maker, LCD TV, fridge & minibar.

Scenic Suites Queenstown

27 Stanley St
Queenstown, New Zealand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

Take in the picturesque beauty of Queenstown from this apartment-style hotel complex. Dine at the Hillside Brasserie or Lobby Bar, or after a day of sightseeing, book a service at the Amaia Luxury Spa, which is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated for your next day's adventure.

Location & Highlights

Conveniently located, the Scenic Suites Queenstown serves as a great base for exploring the many attractions Queenstown has to offer.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
Rooms are comfortable with complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV, coffee/tea maker, separate bath and shower, toiletries, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and private balcony or patio.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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Queenstown
Sydney
Cairns
Ayers Rock
Melbourne

Queenstown

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

Cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the 103-year-old TSS Earnslaw steamship to enjoy a popular dinner excursion at Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Price Range: $$

Safari of the Scenes

Explore the magical side of New Zealand and understand why this beautiful country was chosen to portray Middle Earth in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is the perfect tour for those who want the thrills of an off-road adventure to see the breathtaking film locations.

Price Range: $$$

Wilderness Safari

Join us for a spectacular jet boat journey along the Dart's ever-changing braided river system. Awe-inspiring surroundings include breathtaking snowcapped mountains, ancient native forest, waterfalls, and glacial valleys frozen in time. Your excursion includes an easy guided walk through the Heritage Trail at Paradise, where your knowledgeable guide will enhance your experience with informative and entertaining commentary about the ancient native beech forest, the unique fauna, amazing history, and fascinating Maori legends. You'll also ride aboard a 4WD coach along a scenic backroad route to view scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings movies.

Price Range: $$$$

Kjet Thrill Ride

Get ready for unimaginable thrills across three waterways on one of the world's most exhilarating adventures!

Price Range: $$

Wine & Food

'This unique food- and wine-tasting excursion delivers an authentic introduction to Central Otago's wine region.

Price Range: $$$

Skyline Gondola, Dinner & Kiwi Haka

Take a relaxing gondola ride to the summit of Bob's Peak, dine overlooking Queenstown's panoramas and step into the world of the Maori.

Price Range: $$

Panorama Evening

Sit and relax as you experience one of the best views in the world!

Price Range: $$

Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb - Day

Take a climb over the famous arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a birds' eye view of the iconic city of Sydney.

Price Range: $$$$

Revolving Restaurant 3 Course Dinner

Enjoy a memorable evening of excellent cuisine and incomparable views from atop Sydney Tower at the opulent 360 Bar and Dining.

Price Range: $$

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium & WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Combo

Take a walk on the wild side on this amazing discovery of Australia's incredible sealife and wildlife.

Price Range: $

Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

Board your luxury Australian made catamaran for a one hour sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour.

Price Range: $

Taronga Zoo - General Entry

See the animals of the world including Wild Australia themed area at the zoo with a view!

Price Range: $

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Discover Australia's oldest wine-producing area on this exceptional, full-day excursion to the Hunter Valley.

Price Range: $$$$

Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

Grab your camera and step aboard a luxury catamaran for a sumptuous seafood buffet lunch and relaxing cruise around Sydney Harbour.

Price Range: $$

The Sydney Opera House Tour

See inside the world's most recognisable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering.

Price Range: $

Blue Mountains

Join us for an excursion to the famed Blue Mountains that is truly off the beaten track!

Price Range: $$$$

Cairns

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Mix and mingle with the local wildlife of Tropical North Queensland including crocodiles, cassowaries, kolas and more!

Price Range: $$

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Explore the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest region of far north Queensland

Price Range: $$$$

Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail

Tropical North Queensland awaits on this memorable day trip that combines the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the world-famous Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Price Range: $$$

Ayers Rock

Sounds of Silence

Join us for the ultimate Outback dining experience: dinner under the stars in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Price Range: $$$$

Stargazing in the Outback

One of the best places on Earth to explore the galaxy's celestial wonders, Australia's Red Centre is home to low humidity and minimal artificial light¿ideal for viewing the wide canopy above the impressive silhouette of Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Price Range: $

Scenic Helicopter Flight - Uluru/Ayers Rock & Kata Tjuta/The Olgas

Take in the mysterious grandeur of the Outback on a thirty-six 36 minute scenic flight.

Price Range: $$$$

Melbourne

Melbourne Tramcar Dinner

Get a unique view of Melbourne's most famous sights as you dine in style aboard the city's legendary Colonial Tramcar Restaurant! Join us for this fun and memorable journey on a historical tram that will whisk you into the past with authentic period ambiance and décor. You'll savor a fine, 4-course luncheon and the very best Australian wines as your shiny, burgundy mobile restaurant cruises along the streets of Melbourne. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Price Range: $$

Melbourne Tramcar Lunch

Get a unique view of Melbourne's most famous sights as you dine in style aboard the city's legendary Colonial Tramcar Restaurant! Join us for this fun and memorable journey on a historical tram that will whisk you into the past with authentic period ambiance and décor. You'll savor a fine, 4-course luncheon and the very best Australian wines as your shiny, burgundy mobile restaurant cruises along the streets of Melbourne. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Price Range: $$

Phillip Island Penguins Plus

Enjoy a full afternoon and evening exploration of fascinating Phillip Island and its surroundings.

Price Range: $$$$

Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Whether you're a wine enthusiast or simply would like to spend the day surrounded by beautiful, off-the-beaten-path scenery, this is the perfect day trip from Melbourne.

Price Range: $$$$

Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour with Lunch

Discover just what makes Melbourne so enchanting on this excursion that reveals the city's hidden gems. We'll pair you up with a passionate expert guide for a casual stroll through the city's back streets and beautiful old lanes and arcades. Discover the architectural highlights, street art, historical tales, and small, independent retailers found only in the city. Hiding in basements or in seemingly private buildings are many of the country's emerging creative talents, where one-off pieces are not uncommon. You will be amazed at what these small businesses offer: fashion, food, art, music, chocolate, accessories, vintage items, and more! A refreshing morning tea or coffee is included, along with a souvenir bag, bottled water, map, and special offers from local retailers.

Price Range: $$$

Great Ocean Road Adventure

Experience the majestic Great Ocean Road in style, with time to really appreciate the wonders of Australia's most scenic drive. Be sure your camera battery is fully charged, because there's plenty to see and photograph throughout the day. In the company of an expert Local Guide, watch for animal life, including whales, dolphins, echidnas, and bandicoots. Stroll along the beaches or grab a coffee at the striking Split Point Lighthouse, and take in the awe-inspiring scenery. Next, stop at Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside town, for a great selection of lunch spots (not included). Gain exclusive access to the Great Ocean Ecolodge's eucalyptus forest for close encounters with koalas, kangaroos, and native birds. Your adventure concludes with a visit to the ancient Twelve Apostles rock formations and dramatic Loch Ard Gorge.

Price Range: $$$$

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Alice Springs
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Sydney

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Sydney, AustraliaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Sydney. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Sydney and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Sydney, Australia insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Sydney

After working in Australian tourism for over 20 years, I feel privileged that I can give travelers an unforgettable experience visiting the beautiful harbour city of Sydney.

I love sharing my local knowledge, from it’s small (and interesting) beginings to the bustling city it has grown into.

Manly Beach

Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to this iconic Sydney beach. Stroll through the corso while enjoying an ice-cream or treat yourself to a beer at the Hotel Steyne overlooking the ocean. You may wish to walk along the beachfront to Little Manly Beach.

Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city surrounds as you take an easy stroll across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and back.

Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade

These shopping arcades are both architectural beauties in their own right. Even if you aren’t interested in shopping, they are worth a glimpse.

Clifftop Coastal Walk

This walk hugs the coastline from Bondi to Coogee and is 6 kms in length. Walk all or part of it for amazing views and perhaps stop for a swim at one of the beaches along the way.

Altmann & Cherny Opal Store

Located on Pitt St. at Circular Quay, this family-owned and operated business offers an impressive range of opal jewelry.

Paddy’s Market

If you want to bring home inexpensive, kitschy souvenirs, this Chinatown market is the place. Kangaroo oven mitts and Opera House shot glasses abound. Note: Paddy's Market is not open on Monday's and Tuesday's.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Stroll the MCA and experience the work of today’s artists from across Australia and around the world on your own or take part in one of the free daily guided tours. Getting hungry? Stop at the MCA Cafe on Level 4 for spectacular harbor views, site-specific art and a fresh daily menu. On Wednesdays, make sure to check out their contemporary art after dark when the galleries, Cafe and Store are all open until 9pm.

Sydney Opera Bar

Found at the water’s edge of the Sydney Harbour and base of the famous Sydney Opera House, the Opera Bar promises an experience to remember. Toast to unforgettable views, new friends and new experiences in the afternoon sun.

Explore The Rocks

Get a sense of Sydney's past exploring The Rocks' cobbled laneways, cozy cafés and oldest pubs in the country. Major highlights within this area are: Sydney Observatory, Argyle Gallery, Cadman's Cottage, Sydney Theatre Company, Lord Nelson Brewery and The Rocks Markets where Sydneysiders flock to on Fridays and over the weekend.

Island hopping on Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour Islands Fort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat and Cockatoo are among some of Sydney's most popular natural attractions. Catch one of the regular ferry services from Circular Quay during summer and take in the sparkling scenery.

Thai Town

Thai Town, located in Haymarket on Campbell Street bordering Chinatown, is a neighborhood in Sydney with a Thai theme. While not as elaborate as Sydney's Chinatown, it has quickly become to best place to go in Sydney for great Thai Restaurants as well as Thai grocery stores.

Cairns

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Meet a Local Host® in Cairns

, Hi, I'm LIsa and I have traveled extensively and lived in every state and Territory of Australia prior to coming to work in the tourism industry in beautiful Far North Queensland. Over the last 23 years I have developed a passion for our gorgeous and diverse region. Helping visitors experience the best of Cairns is the most satisfying job in the world!!

Cairns Botanic Gardens

The lush tropical flora of Cairns can’t be beat and a trip to the Cairns Botanic Gardens invites you to explore the beauty of its tropical flowers, trees and ferns. Home to approximately 4,000 species of plants, you’ll want more than a day to capture it all, which can be easy to do, since admission is free. Buses run to the Botanic gardens from the Cairns city center, departing roughly every 25 minutes.

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

Many rainforest animals are nocturnal and difficult to spot during the day. If you’re a little nocturnal yourself, consider one of these tours designed to maximize wildlife encounters. They start at 3:00 pm and end around 11:00 pm.

Fishing Cairns

Cairns is the black marlin capital of the world. Whether you want to reel in one of these giant fish or try your skill against a barracuda or a tiger shark, this outfit can get you to the secret spots.

Cairns Esplanade

Get a taste of local life as well as a little exercise at this Cairns focal point. Go for a morning jog, join families flying kites, or take a swim in the lagoon.

Reef House Day Spa

Visit this spa in the Sebel Reef House Hotel for a little rejuvenation. The Kodo Body Massage—a rhythmic massage using ancient Aboriginal techniques—should do the trick.

Cairns Night Markets

These markets are somewhat of an institution, popular with both locals and visitors alike. Located on the Esplanade, they offer everything from souvenirs, home wares and gifts to tattoos, crocodile skins and pearls. They are open every night from 5pm and offer casual dining in a well-serviced food court.

Port Douglas

If you find yourself with a free day, Port Douglas, located an hour’s drive north of Cairns, is a lovely place to spend your time. Wander the shops and art galleries, see St Mary’s by the Sea wooden chapel, or enjoy a drink on the balcony of the Courthouse Hotel or in the uniquely Australian Ironbar.

Cairns Dinner Theatre

Cairns Dinner Theatre is the only interactive dinner show in Cairns and offers great theatrical productions from comedies to musicals ensuring everyone from all ages is having fun. It’s an ideal get together for locals as well as visitors that makes fora very unique evening in the heart of Cairns.

Uluru

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Shop for Aboriginal Art

Want something unique to take home to remember your trip down under? Stop by the cultural center or one of the shops within the resort to purchase original, unique art created by aborigines.

Relax by the pool

Your free time is limited but in the harsh climate of the Outback cooling off in the pool is a good way to spend the afternoon! The Bunya bar has just the answer to finish off a relaxing afternoon.

Mulgara Gallery

Located in the foyer of Sails in the Desert Hotel the gallery offers superb selection of Australian hand-crafted glassware, pottery, textiles, metal and leather work, featuring renowned artists.

Star Gazing

The Australian Outback is perhaps one of the best places to explore the galaxy of stars in the night sky. The low humidity and minimal unnatural light in the Red Centre allows you to view the stars and planets like you've never seen them before.

Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Golf Club

One of the finest desert golf courses in the world, manicured greens contrast vividly with the surrounding desert and MacDonnell Ranges.

Yubu Napa Art Gallery

Shop for unique artwork painted by aborigines as well as beautifully handcrafted souvenirs and gift ideas. There is an onsite artist studio offering visitors an opportunity to meet the artist and hear stories of the artwork firsthand. Open at the iconic Panorama Guth Building in Hartley Street.

Olive Pink Botanic Garden

The Olive Pink Botanic Garden opened to the public in 1985, and offers a unique garden experience that celebrates the region’s native flora. There are over 600 central Australian plants represented in the garden, with 145 of these occurring naturally within the rocky hill habitat. Spot the 40 rare or threatened species present by the two horizontal lines on their label. Entry to the Garden is by donation.

Melbourne

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Meet a Local Host® in Melbourne

Hi, my name is Myra, and I'm Melbourne born and bred. My intimate knowledge of local culture, landscapes and wildlife allows me to help guests engage in a broad variety of personal interests. I strive to provide outstanding service that is unique, fun & informative!

The Block Arcade

Step back in time as you stroll the beautiful shops of the Block Arcade. Perhaps enjoy afternoon tea at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms, where the Victorian Ladies’ Work Association ran a small tea room from 1893-1907.

Old Melbourne Gaol

More than 100 hangings took place at this former prison, including that of Australia’s equivalent to Jesse James—hero and bandit Ned Kelly. The collection of artifacts and death masks are most interesting. For a truly chilling experience, take one of the night tours.

Cook’s Cottage

Built in 1755 by Captain Cook’s parents in Yorkshire, England, this cottage was moved in crates and barrels to Melbourne in 1934. The cottage provides a glimpse into Captain Cook’s world voyages as well as insight into 18th- century English family life.

Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne is Australia’s melting pot, and this open-air market offers a true taste of the ethnic mix. Among hundreds of stalls, you’ll find everything from fresh produce and wine to handicrafts and bargain clothes. Closed Monday & Wednesday.

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Witness a local icon originally built in 1853. If you’re unable to see a cricket match or Australia Rules Football, visit the National Sports Museum located at the ground. Or perhaps venture to nearby Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament.

Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Find art, fashion and food on Melbourne's Soho strip. Boredom isn't an option on Brunswick Street, the vibrant Melbourne strip where people from all walks of life go to shop, eat, drink, meet and dance. And it’s a popular spot for filming several TV shows.

Queenstown

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Meet a Local Host® in Queenstown

Welcome to New Zealand. I'm Judy, and I look forward to showing you everything I love about this great country. With over 19 years of experience in the travel industry, I'm passionate about New Zealand and excited to share my intimate knowledge of the history, culture and attractions of the country. I want to make sure your visit is not only enjoyable but also informative.

Mt. Difficulty Wines

With the smoothest pinot noir, chardonnay, Riesling, pinot gris, and merlot, you won’t find anything difficult about sampling the vintages at this winery.

Queenstown Underwater Observatory

View into the depths of Lake Wakatipu for a glimpse at the underwater inhabitants who call the lake home. The Observatory is conveniently located at the Main Town Pier (just look out for the yellow KJet sign).

Visit Arrowtown

A charming and quirky – a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River. Stop by at the award winning Lakes District Museum for a historical lesson of this enchanted town.

Bonz Gallery

Queenstown has an excellent selection of sheepskin and wool products. The Bonz Gallery features original designs—everything from sweaters to jackets—in 100% merino wool.

Barbara Smith Gallery

If you never want to forget the beauty of Milford Sound or Fiordland National Park, visit this gallery and take home one of the artist’s magnificent oil paintings depicting New Zealand’s landscapes.

Coronet Peak

Skiers around the world head to Queenstown from early June to early October to ski. Rent a pair of skis and join them on the slopes of Coronet Peak.

Onsen Hot Pools

The Onsen Hot Pools experience is all about unwinding and soaking-up Queenstown's spectacular scenery. Immerse yourself in the views, the pure waters, and the fresh mountain air, as your mind and body surrenders to the deep penetrating warmth and gentle massage of their private pools.

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Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum party of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.

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  • During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, certain activities may not be available. A different activity may be substituted or a refund offered if your included activity is not available.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).