Australia & New Zealand
Australia & New Zealand
This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that allows you to explore New Zealand by land and Australia by water! Visit New Zealand and spend 14 days immersing into Māori culture, witnessing natural wonders, and exploring a variety of dramatic landscapes. After bidding New Zealand farewell, you have the option to extend your adventure by heading to Australia to embark on a sailboat & sail along the stunning coastlines of Northern Queensland, across the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. A collaboration between Deaf Sailing Captain Troy Stilwell & Deaf local guide Rachel Soudakoff will ensure that you get to experience all the best that Australia and New Zealand has to offer!
Price is per person, based on double occupancy. A single supplement may apply.
You have the option to do New Zealand only, Australia only, or both. You must make a non-refundable $500 USD deposit for each adventure you would like to participate in. Full payment is due 90 days before the adventure start date.
Australia ItineraryWhat's Included?
✔ 7 nights of accommodation on a sailboat in a shared room
✔ All activities mentioned in the itinerary
✔ 7x Breakfasts, 6x Lunches, and 6x Dinners
✔ Services of an experienced Deaf sailor on call 24/7
✖ Meals not mentioned above
✖ Transportation to and from Airlie Beach
Meet at Airlie Beach and embark at 6:00PM
Sail for 3 hours from Airlie Beach to Nara Inlet, enjoying the Whitsunday Islands' natural beauty and keep an eye out for coral reefs and marine life
Sail for 3 hours from Nara Inlet to Cid Harbour, exploring the island's walking trails and secluded beaches
Sail for 3 hours from Cid Harbour to Hamilton Island, indulging in luxurious resorts, world-class restaurants, and vibrant nightlife
Sail for 3 hours from Hamilton Island to Whitehaven Beach, marveling at its pristine silica sand and turquoise waters, perfect for swimming and sunbathing
Sail for 6 hours from Whitehaven Beach to Butterfly Bay, discovering hidden coves, abundant coral reefs, and excellent snorkeling opportunities
Sail for 4 hours from Butterfly Bay back to Airlie Beach, reflecting on your unforgettable Whitsunday Islands adventure.
Check-out & farewell by 9:00 a.m
New Zealand ItineraryWhat's Included?
✔ 14 nights of accommodation at hotels
✔ All transportation and activities mentioned in the itinerary
✔ Round trip flight from Auckland to Queenstown
✔ Scenic boat tour through the Bay of Islands
✔ Tour through Glowworm Caves
✔ Admission to Hell's Gate Mud Bath
✔ Tour at the National Kiwi Hatchery Centre
✔ Visit two geothermal parks, including a Māori culture performance and dinner
✔ Boat tour on Tasman Lake
✔ Cruise on Milford Sound
✔ Services of an experienced Deaf local guide on call 24/7
✖ International flights to and from New Zealand
Meet in Auckland. Dinner together in the evening
Drive to the beautiful Bay of Islands, with stops along the way
Full day boat tour of the Bay of Islands with various activities
Return to Auckland and tour of the city
Drive to Rotorua with stop at Hobbiton Movie Set for a tour
Morning visit to the National Kiwi Hatchery Centre. In the evening, we visit a geothermal park to witness a geyser eruption and enjoy a Māori cultural experience.
Day trip to Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand.
Tour at glowworm cave, return to Auckland & catch evening flight to Queenstown.
Free day in Queenstown to do whatever gives you an adrenaline rush!
Drive to Te Anau, rest for the night
Full day tour of Milford Sound
Drive to Wanaka, with several picturesque stops
Full day exploring the Mt. Cook region, home of the highest peak in Australia and New Zealand
Return to Queenstown & catch a flight to Auckland