Experience two great adventures for one amazing price with the
launch of two-week packages to Australia and New Zealand from
The 12-night Australia and New Zealand Sampler package includes
three nights each in Sydney and Melbourne or Brisbane and six
nights exploring New Zealands North Island with car rental
and an accommodation pass, plus international and domestic air,
Other great value deals include:
- 12-night Reef, City and Self Drive vacation from $1999,
incorporating the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney, and self-drive
around New Zealands North Island from Auckland
- 12-night Best of Australia and New Zealand package from $1999,
featuring the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney and the New Zealand
cities of Auckland and Queenstown.
The Australian Tourist Commissions Vice President for the
Americas, Mr Michael Londregan, said the packages were a fantastic
introduction to the two countries.
Australia and New Zealand are distinct but complementary
destinations. Weve designed the packages to showcase both
their remarkable natural contrasts and their shared antipodean
lifestyle, making for exciting and varied vacation experiences.
Australias vibrant cities and the ecological wonders
of the tropical norths Great Barrier Reef and pristine wetlands
and rainforests combine with New Zealand's panorama of sleeping
volcanoes, alpine lakes, glaciers, lush forested national parks
and modern cities to produce an adventure for everyone.
Tourism New Zealands regional Director for USA and Canada,
Mr Gregg Anderson, said that the great value packages come at
a time when travellers are demanding to see more of the hot destinations
they are seeing in the pages of magazines and on film.
Interest has been building for New Zealand and Australia
as our profiles in popular culture have come into the spotlight.
Events such as The Americas Cup in 2000 and 2003, the 2000
Sydney Olympics, the Millennium and now The Lord of the
Rings and the Aussie Posse taking on Hollywood has whetted
travelers appetites to see the people and places behind these
scene stealing global events.