Our 23-day program in Australia and New Zealand
introduces our teenagers to the highlights of these two incredible countries through exciting travel and enriching cultural immersion. We begin our adventure by traveling to Auckland, New Zealand and starting with the thrill of sailing on an actual America’s Cup Yacht on Waitemata Harbour. Next, travel north to the beautiful Bay of Islands where we will explore the Maori Meeting House and Waitangi Treaty House, the birthplace of modern New Zealand. We visit breathtaking 90-Mile Beach located at the northernmost point of New Zealand. We’ll enjoy an exciting Jet Boat ride to famous Huka Falls on our way to the thermal hot-springs of Rotorua and the Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Take a private tour of Hobbiton, the setting for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Next, learn about the proud Maori people at our traditional Tamaki cultural show and dinner. We’ll tackle the impressive Kaituna River on our white-water rafting adventure. No visit to Rotorua is complete without experiencing the thrills of the OGO, one of New Zealand's most popular activities! Throughout our stay we will feel the warmth of Kiwi (as New Zealanders are called!) hospitality.
Next, get ready to go Down Under, as we board our flight and head to Cairns, the vibrant and tropical gateway of beautiful northern Australia. We’ll spend a full day snorkeling along the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, learn about the local Aboriginal culture, and enjoy the views from the scenic Kuranda Skyrail. Learn how to throw a boomerang and swim at Josephine Falls during our stay at a traditional Outback cattle station! Our next stop is Surfers Paradise located on the Gold Coast of Australia, famous for beautiful beaches and world-class surf. We’ll enjoy an Aussie Outback Dinner and Performance, kayak in the beautiful blue Pacific waters, and catch the waves during our professional surf lessons. No stop to the Gold Coast is complete without a stop at the Australia Zoo, made famous by the incomparable Steve Irwin. Our final stop is Sydney, one of the world’s most beautiful and modern cities. Take in a performance at the Sydney Opera House, cruise through famous Darling Harbour, visit famous Bondi Beach, and finish your trip with an incredible night climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
For a complete description of the Rein Teen Tours Australia/New Zealand Adventure, Request a Rein Teen Tours Brochure.