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      New Zealand - South Island Splendor

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      This 15-day driving tour starts in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. After jetboating the Dart River, visiting Milford Sound, and exploring the area?s wineries, drive to Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park, where towering peaks, glaciers, and Alpine lakes await. Visit Christchurch, the most English city outside England, before swimming with the dolphins off Kaikoura. Explore the award-winning wineries outside Blenheim and go sea-kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park. Visit the rustic West Coast and return to Chirstchurch via the fabled Tranz Alpine Express ? one of the world?s top five train trips. Ideal for those who love the outdoors and unforgettable scenery. Best from September through May.

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      Sydney

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      This in-depth exploration of Sydney includes must-see attractions like the Rocks and the Opera House, lesser known treats like the Powerhouse Museum and the Paddington Sunday Market, and a healthy dose of beach culture at Manly and Bondi. It?s great in every season and can be added to the beginning or end of any visit to Australia. Ideal for first-timers or those who hurried through Sydney once before.

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      The Best of Southeast Australia

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      This 17-day itinerary combines air and car to explore Australia?s two most exciting cities and the surrounding countryside. It includes in-depth visits to Sydney and Melbourne, plus getaways to the Blue Mountains, the Yarra Valley, the Mornington Peninsula, and the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Ideal any time of year for first-time visitors or those who really want to get to know the area.

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