Australia & New Zealand Tour

Starting Price $4200 per person
Trip Duration 15 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level Medium level of fitness
Highlights

Australia Highlights

  • Walking tour of downtown Sydney
  • Visit Sydney’s beautiful Harbourfront
  • Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Check out the Architectural Wonder that is the Sydney Opera house
  • Cliff walk from Bondi to Coogee
  • Participate in a Community Service Project: Some of the tasks might include: Planting trees and gardening to restore natural habitats
  • Attend a live professional rugby match
  • Get on board the City Circle Tram in Melbourne
  • Visit Dandenong Ranges National Park

New Zealand Highlights

  • Visit Queenstown
  • Travel and hike to the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Stop at Arthurs Pass & Rakaia Gorge
  • Travel from Christchurch, through diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo
  • Head out on a cruise out on the waters of Milford Sound
What To Expect

Bike touring in the shadows of the Opera House around Sydney Harbour and strolling through the art-laden back alleys of Melbourne will delight urban inclined travelers. Spend days working on environmentally sustainable projects in one of New Zealand’s many protected areas. Welcome to Oceania and the Evolve Australia and New Zealand Tour!

Educational Benefits

New Zealand is an environmentally conscious and progressive country. Travelers will come away educated and inspired by the natural beauty offered in the island country. Australia’s major cities, vastness and beautiful coastline make it a viable destination for any curriculum.

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.

Daily Itinerary

Days 1 - 2 - Travel to Australia

Fly to Sydney with a connection. Cross the International Time Line and begin your Australia and New Zealand Tour!

Day 3 - Sydney and Bondi Beach

Hike the coastal walk along Bondi Beaches’ shore, swim in the water, gaze out at the surfers and enjoy your time in the trendy area. Enjoy a cliff top walk from Bondi to Coogee!

 

Day 4 - Sydney and Manly

Take a bike tour of Sydney’s beautiful Harbourfront, Sydney Opera House, and cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy an evening ferry to the beautiful Manly Beach on the other side of Sydney Harbour.

Day 5 - Sydney - Melbourne

Final morning in Sydney. On arriving in Melbourne we bus into the city where we get checked into our accommodation before heading out for dinner as a group.

 

Day 6 - Melbourne

Hop on and off the local tram to check out the Docklands/Harbour Town, the Aquarium, the Old Melbourne Gaol, Federation Square, the Immigration Museum and more! Complete with recorded commentary, the historic trams are an ideal way to familiarize ourselves with the city centre.

Day 7 - Phillip Island Conservation

Travel to Phillip Island where we will be welcomed with Rangers and a boardwalk tour at the Koala Conservation Centre. After lunch at the centre we will spend time working in the field on current environmental programs. Enjoy the evening penguin parade!

Day 8 - Project Work

In the morning, work on some current environmental projects out in the field. Explore Phillip Island after lunch and then visit the Chocolate factory, beaches, boardwalks and more. We then travel back into Melbourne in the evening.

Day 9 - Melbourne

Final day in Australia to explore beautiful Melbourne. Visit amazing St. Kilda beach, walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens, buy some wares at Queen Victoria Market, look at all the street art and much more. In the afternoon, we head to the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch a game of AFL.

Day 10 - Melbourne to Queenstown

Arrive in Queenstown by flight. Check out an art gallery, museums and some of the best shopping areas in the city. Buy some gifts for our friends and family back home.

Day 11 - Franz Joseph Glacier

We will then bus to the Franz Josef Glacier. En route we will stop at Arthur’s Pass, NZ’s highest-altitude settlement. This evening we will head to the Glacier Hot Pools. There are a series of hot pools, each at varying temperatures, surrounded by native bush and fed with pure local glacier water.

Day 12 - Hike the Franz Josef Glacier

With a local guide we will hike the Franz Josef Glacier. Gain extensive knowledge of the formation of the glacier and the wildlife in the area! After dark, we can go on a short walk in search of some of the amazing glow worms native to the ecological area.

Day 13 - FJG to Queenstown

Travel back to Queenstown. Relax and enjoy a final chance to shop for souvenirs and gifts. Take an afternoon walk around the Queenstown Gardens. Make sure you pick up a cheap Frisbee to make the most of the Frisbee golf course there!

Day 14 - Fiordland Cruise

Today we cruise out on the waters of Milford Sound. The trip will be the best way for us to see the Fiordland’s famous sounds, complete with seals, dolphins and cascading waterfalls and misty scenery.

 

Day 15 - Homeward Bound

On this morning we will say our goodbyes and travel to Auckland and then on home.

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip airfare to Australia, and on to New Zealand
  • Bus
    Public coach transportation throughout tour
Accommodation
  • Hostel
    Centrally located, student friendly hostels
Food

Daily breakfasts and dinners included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.

Meet Our Leaders
Katie Leaman
Did you know?

Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902.

Places You’ll Visit

Bondi Beach

One of the most famous beaches in the world for surfing and touring.

Coogee

Enjoy the breathtakingly stunning ocean-front walk from Bondi to Coogee.

Sydney Opera House

Enjoy a tour of Downtown Sydney - on bikes to cover more ground if you prefer!

Manly

A quick ferry ride from Sydney to explore a different part of the city.

Melbourne

Tour Melbourne, including vists to Docklands/Harbour Town, the Aquarium, the Old Melbourne Gaol, Federation Square and the Immigration Museum.

Phillip Island

Hopefully you find Little Penguins as cute as we do (Hint: you will)!

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Get ready for a live game of Aussie Rules Football!

Queenstown

Explore the quaint ski and adventure town of Queenstown.

Franz Jospeh Glacier

Learn about the formation of the glacier and the wildlife in the area.

Queenstown Gardens

Game of Frisbee golf, anyone?

Milford Sound

See the Fiordland’s famous sounds, complete with seals, dolphins and cascading waterfalls and misty scenery.