From Cosmopolitan Auckland to Tropical Cairns

Down Under Answers, LLC • Auckland, New Zealand

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Escape Kit

  • An 11-Day Trip to Auckland and Cairns ($2,499 to $2,599 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip International Flights from Los Angeles to Auckland and Cairns via Air New Zealand
  • Flights from Auckland to Cairns via Air New Zealand
  • Round-Trip Airport Transfers in Auckland and Cairns
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Four Nights at The Sebel Suites Auckland and Four Nights at The Hotel Cairns
  • Two-Hour America's Cup Experience in Auckland and Great Barrier Reef and Green Island Sailing Adventure in Cairns
  • Airline Taxes and Fuel Surcharges Included
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

The Destinations
Roughly 1,300 miles south of Fiji, Auckland is perched on a narrow isthmus at the northern tip of New Zealand. Gazing out at the hundreds of boats docked at Waitemata Harbour, it's easy to see how the City of Sails got its name. More than one million people—including indigenous Māori, Southeast Asians, and the world's largest community of expats—call this thoroughly cosmopolitan city home. Auckland sports all the trappings of a major metropolis, from the state-of-the-art StarDome Observatory to the high-end shops on Vulcan Lane, as well as the natural majesty of dormant volcanoes and the Waitakere Ranges.

Across the island-dotted waters of the Tasman Sea, the gloriously tropical Cairns is home to a variety of unique wildlife. The only place on earth where two World Heritage sites—the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef—rest side by side, the city is fast becoming one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. Stationed on a strip between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range, Cairns serves as a lagoon-lined gateway to northern Queensland.

Make a splash in these coastal cities with this 11-day trip to Auckland and Cairns, courtesy of Down Under Answers, LLC.

The Itinerary
days 1 and 2: Board your overnight flight from the US to Auckland, New Zealand. You'll lose a calendar day crossing the International Date Line, but get it back on your return flight.

day 3: Touch down in Auckland, where you'll transfer to your four-star hotel.
Overnight at The Sebel Suites Auckland.

day 4: Head to Waitemata Harbour where you'll take to the sea via an actual America's Cup yacht. As the world's oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and yachting regatta, America's Cup attracts the grand-prix elite. During your two-hour adventure, an expert guide will explain the ins and outs of yachting.
Overnight at The Sebel Suites Auckland.

days 5 and 6: Explore New Zealand's largest city at your leisure.
Two Nights at The Sebel Suites Auckland.

day 7: Depart your hotel for the Auckland airport, where you'll board your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival, transfer to your four-star hotel.
Overnight at The Hotel Cairns.

day 8: Coast over gorgeous beds of coral and catch glimpses of vibrant marine life during a sailing tour of the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island. Your trip with Ocean Free allows you to savor sea breezes as you cruise around these tropical wonders.
Overnight at The Hotel Cairns.

days 9 and 10: Explore Cairns at your leisure.
Two Nights at The Hotel Cairns.

day 11: Transfer back to the Cairns airport, where you'll board your flight back to the US.

The Dates
Los Angeles (LAX) departures: August 11, 12, 25, 26, 29, and 30 ($2,499); September 1, 2, 5, 8, and 19 ($2,499); or September 23, October 17, and 21 ($2,599)
*Priced per person based on double occupancy (see fine print)

  • "On Cairns’ foreshore, Korean bird-watchers swivel 15cm lenses, local ladies aqua dance at the very public lagoon pool, Islander families share picnics, and fitness types jog along the Esplanade where pelicans cavort on mudflats."

    -- Lonely Planet

Location

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    85/89 Customs Street West Auckland, NTL 1010
    866-612-9378 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Please contact Down Under Answers to check availability before purchasing your vouchers
  • Reservations required and subject to availability; must provide two voucher numbers when confirming reservations for double occupancy purchases
  • Reservations must be confirmed by June 27, 2013
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the hotel. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $699
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies, $300 fee to make changes plus airline and hotel fees; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Voucher and airfare are non-refundable once booked
  • All other major US airports available for a surcharge to be collected at time of booking; subject to availability
  • Credit card information and photo ID is required at check-in; must be 18 or over to check in
  • Hotels and routing are subject to change based on availability
  • Voucher includes ground transportation, roundtrip airport transfers in Auckland and Cairns, double-occupancy accommodations for four nights at the Sebel Suites Auckland and four nights at The Hotel Cairns, two-hour America's Cup Experience in Auckland and Great Barrier Reef and Green Island Sailing Adventure in Cairns, airline taxes, and fuel surcharges
  • Voucher does not include visa fees, gratuities to drivers and local guides, meals and beverages other than specified, personal and baggage insurance, and costs for anything not specified above
  • Environmental Management Charge ($10aud per person) and Cairns Port Authority Administration Fee is payable direct on the day of the tour
  • Australian Visas available; contact Down Under Answers with questions
  • Valid only for date/option bought
  • Routing subject to change based on availability
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • All stays must be completed within date range listed on voucher
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 21, 2013 • Enjoy By October 21, 2013
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