Naturally New Zealand with the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney & Fiji (IPNI)

22 Day Package from Cairns to Nadi

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Airport Arrival

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination (Yes, that's your name on the welcome board!). You'll feel at ease in an instant.

Hotel Transfer

Forget the stress of finding your way to your hotel. As our guest, we'll whisk you off with a friendly Monograms-operated transfer, which is included when you purchase your flights from Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Day-By-Day 2019 / 2020

DAY
1
CAIRNS

Welcome to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The balance of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
2
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where your evening is at leisure.

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DAY
3
CAIRNS

A full day at leisure to explore tropical Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to visit a zoo to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

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DAY
4
CAIRNS–SYDNEY

Today fly to Sydney, Australia’s stunning capital city. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

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DAY
5
SYDNEY

Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, considered the most beautiful beach in Sydney by many. The afternoon is at your leisure.

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DAY
6
SYDNEY

Enjoy a full day at leisure in this vibrant city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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DAY
7
SYDNEY–AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Today, fly to Auckland. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

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DAY
8
AUCKLAND

Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a CRUISE on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland and its surroundings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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DAY
9
AUCKLAND–WAITOMO–HOBBITON–ROTORUA

Today, travel via motorcoach south to Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Afterward, visit the HOBBITON MOVIE SET from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Continue on to Rotorua.

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DAY
10
ROTORUA

This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to TE PUIA, RAINBOW SPRINGS, and the AGRODOME. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, you may choose to join our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
11
ROTORUA–WELLINGTON

Fly to Wellington, capital of New Zealand.

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DAY
12
WELLINGTON

Your guided morning sightseeing tour takes you to see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings as well as scenic views from the top of Mount Victoria. Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanical Gardens, then drive around the rugged Wellington coastline, discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington’s most popular beaches. During your free time today, you may want to visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country’s great heritage and natural wonders.

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DAY
13
WELLINGTON–CHRISTCHURCH

Today, fly to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
14
CHRISTCHURCH. EXCURSION TO AKAROA

Today, travel to Akaroa, a former French and British settlement where you will have some time to explore the charming village with its colonial architecture, galleries, and cafés. Afterward, take a NATURE CRUISE on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see some of the native wildlife, including New Zealand fur seals, the white-flippered blue penguin, and the Hector’s dolphin, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. Return to Christchurch in the late afternoon.

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DAY
15
CHRISTCHURCH–MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK

Travel south by motorcoach via the Canterbury Plains to the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Tekapo, where the Southern Alps provide the backdrop for a stunning photo. Continue on to Mount Cook National Park. After lunch at your hotel, you will have time to explore this alpine wonderland.

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DAY
16
MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK–QUEENSTOWN

Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore the area. In the afternoon, travel via motorcoach past Lake Pukaki and rugged Mackenzie Basin to Omarama, where you will make a comfort stop. Continue on to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.”

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DAY
17
QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley and join your Milford Sound CRUISE for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown in the evening.

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DAY
18
QUEENSTOWN

Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Perhaps choose an optional jetboat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
19
QUEENSTOWN–NADI, FIJI

Fly from Queenstown to tropical Fiji. Transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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DAY
20
NADI

This morning’s, sightseeing includes a visit to the GARDEN OF THE SLEEPING GIANT, VISEISEI VILLAGE, VUDA LOOKOUT, NAMAKA MARKET, and SRI SIVA SUBRAMANIYA HINDU TEMPLE. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

NOTE:
If your included sightseeing is scheduled to take place on a Sunday, it will operate on Monday instead. Your Nadi Local Host will have full details upon your arrival.

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DAY
21
NADI

An additional full day at your leisure to explore this tropical paradise. Your Local Host can give you suggestions for shopping, dining, and additional sightseeing.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
22
NADI

Your stay in Fiji ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included)

Included Hotels

Cairns
Sydney
Auckland
Rotorua
Wellington
Christchurch
Mount Cook
Queenstown
Nadi

Pacific Hotel

Pacific Hotel

Check-in Time: 14:00
Check-out Time: 11:00

Address: Corner Esplanade & Spence Street Cairns, QLD Australia

The Pacific Hotel boasts a magnificent location, personalized service and award winning hospitality. Contemporary, and with a tropical ambience, befitting a bygone era - an era when great service and friendly hospitality were the rule rather than the exception. Ideal for visitors who wish to explore all the attractions Cairns has to offer with shopping and dining right at the hotel's front door. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, ATM, and coin-operated self-service laundry.

Location & Highlights

On the waterfront and an easy walk to shopping and the famous Esplanade precinct with art galleries, cinemas, and entertainment.

Room Amenities

Rooms include a private balcony, air-conditioning, coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, high-speed Internet access, and hairdryer in the bathroom.

  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • ATM

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Cairns
Sydney
Auckland
Rotorua
Wellington
Christchurch
Queenstown

Pullman Cairns International

Pullman Cairns International

Check-in Time: 14:00
Check-out Time: 11:00

Address: 17 Abbott St Cairns, QLD Australia

Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel exuding the architectural grandeur of the city's rich colonial past. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321-room hotel is perfectly positioned in the CBD to take advantage of all the city has to offer. After a great day of sightseeing, dine in Coco's Restaurant, grab a drink at the Lobby Bar, or pamper yourself at Vie Spa. Laundry is available through the hotel for a fee.

Location & Highlights

Pullman Cairns International is perfectly located in the heart of Cairns, just moments from the city's best shopping and dining, and an ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Room Amenities

Rest in comfort and style surrounded by upscale decor in a spacious guestroom featuring a private balcony with incredible views of the city and beyond. Amenities include a private bathroom with classic Italian marble, bathrobes, minibar, complimentary toiletries, Wi-Fi access, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, and more.

  • Pay Movies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool

Hilton Cairns Hotel

Hilton Cairns Hotel

Check-in Time: 14:00
Check-out Time: 11:00

Address: Wharf Street Cairns, QLD Australia

Boasting a superb waterfront location with sweeping views of Trinity Inlet and Cairns Esplanade makes this the ideal base from which to discover the region's natural wonders. Pampered guests will enjoy deluxe furnishings and quality amenities throughout the hotel. Satisfy your appetite for culinary indulgence and superior service in the award-winning Mondo Café Bar and Grill on the waterfront, or an exploration of exotic Asian flavors at the renowned Hanuman restaurant. From an elevated position overlooking the water, the chic Six Degrees Bar and Lounge is the place to meet, for cocktails or a decadent Lindt chocolate fondue.

Location & Highlights

Overlooking beautiful Trinity Inlet and Cairns Marina, close to the Esplanade, and within easy access to shopping and restaurants.

Room Amenities

Unwind in comfort and enjoy the tropical ambience of a spacious guestroom that features a large bathroom and offers panoramic views of Cairns' unique cityscape and the rainforest covered mountain ranges beyond from its own private balcony. Stay connected with wireless internet access, watch a movie on the 37-inch LCD HD TV and take advantage of iPod connectivity.

  • Desk
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage

Activities & Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following activities & excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Cairns
Sydney
Auckland
Rotorua
Wellington
Mount Cook
Queenstown

Cairns

Upgrade Helicopter Flight from the Great Barrier Reef - Monograms

Upgrade Helicopter Flight from the Great Barrier Reef - Monograms

After a day out on the Great Barrier Reef why not upgrade to a different perspective of the Great Barrier Reef? Enjoy the exhilaration of flying over the 8th Wonder of the World - The Great Barrier Reef. Flying low over the reef, your pilot will show you the wonders that live beneath the sea as you search for sea turtles, manta-rays and dugong. You will marvel at the sheer size of coral displays that form part of the Great Barrier Reef. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the masive Great Barrier Reef from the air!

Price Range: $$$$

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Mix and mingle with the local wildlife of Tropical North Queensland including crocodiles, cassowaries, kolas and more!

Price Range: $$

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Daintree Rainforest region of far north Queensland.

Price Range: $$$$

Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail

Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail

Tropical North Queensland awaits on this memorable day trip that combines the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the world-famous Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Price Range: $$$

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Experience the world's most beautiful rainforest experience. The Skyrail experience is a must do Cairns attraction spanning 7.5kms (4.6 miles) over pristine railforest, allowing you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.

Price Range: $$

Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Get ready for the climb of your life! This exhilarating excursion at the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is a unique way to enjoy incredible views of the city and its beautiful harbor.

Price Range: $$$$

Sydney Tower Panoramic Dinner

Sydney Tower Panoramic Dinner

Enjoy a memorable dinner experience with excellent cuisine and incomparable views from atop the famous Sydney Tower.

Price Range: $$

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium & WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Combo

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium & WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Combo

Take a walk on the wild side on this amazing discovery of Australia's incredible sealife and wildlife.

Price Range: $

Taronga Zoo - General Entry

Taronga Zoo - General Entry

See the animals of the world including the Wild Australia themed area at the zoo with a view!

Price Range: $

The Rock's Pub Tour

The Rock's Pub Tour

Walk in the footsteps of the Australia's early convicts, mischievous gangs and locals of the past as you share a drink in four of Sydney's oldest pubs. Between watering holes, your guide will take you through the alleys and cobbled streets of The Rocks as they share the gossip, legends and stories of Australia's first European settlement. Learn about the fight for the title 'Sydney's Oldest Pub', what is the 6 O'clock Swill, how beer quelled the rum rebellion, and more stories, myths, and legends that you can pack into two and a half hours of fun.

Price Range: $$

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Discover Australia's oldest wine-producing area on this exceptional full-day excursion to the Hunter Valley.

Price Range: $$$$

Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

Grab your camera and step aboard a luxury catamaran for a sumptuous seafood buffet lunch and relaxing cruise around the famous Sydney Harbour.

Price Range: $$

The Sydney Opera House Tour

The Sydney Opera House Tour

See inside the world's most recognizable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering while learning the history of this iconic landmark.

Price Range: $

Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour

Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour

Join us for a full day excursion to the famed Blue Mountains, a journey into the heart of a unique UNESCO World Heritage Region.

Price Range: $$$$

Bondi Beach Like a Local Tour

Bondi Beach Like a Local Tour

Join your friendly local Bondi Surf Instructor and experience Australia's most beautiful beach... the way the locals do! Enjoy a half day Bondi Beach group tour that includes hotel transfers, surf lifesaving club tour, a surf or body board lesson and a casual beachside lunch with 5 star views across Bondi. There are awesome sight-seeing and photo opportunities and all the equipment is included. These tours depart daily and will pick you up from your city accommodation at 10am and drop you back around 2pm. You're never a tourist when you're cruising Bondi with a local!

Price Range: $$$$

Auckland

Sky Tower

Sky Tower

Enjoy incredible views of Auckland and the harbor from atop Sky Tower. Spot the key landmarks, a number of volcanoes and historical locations within the greater Auckland area.

Price Range: $

Rotorua

Redwoods TreeWalk at Night

Redwoods TreeWalk at Night

The TreeWalk consists of 21 suspension bridges traversing between 22 Californian coastal redwoods. It gives walkers a unique view of the native undergrowth below from up to 12 meters (40 feet) above the ground. The TreeWalk allows plenty of time to appreciate the beauty of the forest that is quite different from what you experience on the ground. In the evening, the forest and ferns are illuminated by 30 suspended lanterns designed by David Trubridge and multiple colored spot lights. A truly unique night time experience!

Price Range: $

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Valley by Floatplane

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Valley by Floatplane

Near the northeast coast of the North Island is Mount Tarawera, the volcano whose massive eruption in 1886 destroyed the famed Pink and White Terraces and buried three Maori villages. This exciting flight-seeing excursion includes the thrill of a water take-off and landing on Rotorua Lake.

Price Range: $$$$

Rotorua Duck Tours

Rotorua Duck Tours

Get a unique view of Rotorua's geothermal wonders on this fun excursion by Duck! Discover historic sights, Maori culture, and incredible natural beauty on this sightseeing adventure aboard a WWII amphibious vehicle that travels on both land and water.

Price Range: $$

Rotorua Zipline and Canopy Tour

Rotorua Zipline and Canopy Tour

Soar along 500-year-old Mamaku Forest on New Zealand's only native forest zipline canopy tour. Set in a 1,200-acre forest, this 3-hour adventure combines heart-racing fun and pristine natural beauty as you switch between six zipline cables suspended 72 feet above the ground. Keep your eyes open for bellbirds, whiteheads, fantails, and many other native bird species. This is an experience of a lifetime!

Price Range: $$$

Hangi Dinner & Maori Concert

Hangi Dinner & Maori Concert

Meet New Zealand's indigenous people during this fascinating and entertaining evening.

Price Range: $$$

Dinner with a New Zealand Family

Dinner with a New Zealand Family

Experience New Zealand "Kiwi" hospitality and a traditional 3-course dinner on this authentic New Zealand dining experience.

Price Range: $$

Wellington

Zealandia By Day

Zealandia By Day

'Take an educated and extended tour around New Zealand's unique predator free sanctuary, Zealandia.

Price Range: $

Mount Cook

Glacier Encounter Helicopter Flight - 25 minutes

Glacier Encounter Helicopter Flight - 25 minutes

Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Tasman Terminal Lake and get a bird's-eye view of the Hochstetter Icefall before landing on the blue ice and moraine rocks of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier. Bask in the incredible vistas of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park-the scenery and experience are simply beyond expectation!

Price Range: $$$$

Queenstown

Upgrade One-Way Flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

Upgrade One-Way Flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

After your cruise of Milford Sound, take a scenic flight back to Queenstown.

Price Range: $$$$

Cruise onboard the historic TSS Earnslaw Steamship

Cruise onboard the historic TSS Earnslaw Steamship

It's New Zealand's most iconic boat and one of Queenstown's most historic destinations.The leisurely cruise across beautiful Lake Wakatipu showcases some of Queenstown's spectacular alpine scenery while offering you plenty of time to explore a piece of Queenstown's living history - the 105 year old TSS Earnslaw.

Price Range: $$

Queenstown Wine Trail Tour

Queenstown Wine Trail Tour

Take this tour and experience the true flavor of the local pinot noir and other wine varietals at three premium vineyards.

Price Range: $$$

Walter Peak Farm and BBQ Lunch

Walter Peak Farm and BBQ Lunch

Cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the 103-year-old TSS Earnslaw steamship to enjoy a popular lunch excursion at the historic Walter Peak High Country Farm. Enjoy great scenery, a delcious meal, and learn more about life on a New Zealand farm.

Price Range: $$$

Discover Arrowtown and Wanaka

Discover Arrowtown and Wanaka

Discover the beauty of Arrowton and Wanaka with a half day tour exploring these stunning towns. Experience Arrowtown's charming streets, journey over the Crown Range (New Zealand's highest main road), and learn the histiory of the area and take in breathtaking view at every turn.

Price Range: $$$

Insider

Cairns
Sydney
Auckland
Wellington
Christchurch
Mount Cook
Queenstown
Nadi

Cairns

Cairns, Australia Must See SightsMonograms provides travellers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Cairns, Australia. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Cairns and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Cairns insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Cairns

Hi, I'm Debra, and I've been working in the tourism industry for over 27 years. My knowledge and love of Australia ensures that guests get the best information on how they can have an incredible time here in Cairns. I like to provide customized support to help meet each traveler's unique interests.

Bang Espresso

Fresh and funky cafe with baristas trained professionally to produce the perfect espresso. A must visit for coffee connoisseurs.

Cairns Botanic Gardens

The lush tropical flora of Cairns can’t be beat and a trip to the Cairns Botanic Gardens invites you to explore the beauty of its tropical flowers, trees and ferns. Home to approximately 4,000 species of plants, you’ll want more than a day to capture it all, which can be easy to do, since admission is free. Buses run to the Botanic gardens from the Cairns city center, departing roughly every 25 minutes.

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

Many rainforest animals are nocturnal and difficult to spot during the day. If you’re a little nocturnal yourself, consider one of these tours designed to maximize wildlife encounters. They start at 3:00 pm and end around 11:00 pm.

Fishing Cairns

Cairns is the black marlin capital of the world. Whether you want to reel in one of these giant fish or try your skill against a barracuda or a tiger shark, this outfit can get you to the secret spots.

Cairns Esplanade

Get a taste of local life as well as a little exercise at this Cairns focal point. Go for a morning jog, join families flying kites, or take a swim in the lagoon.

Reef House Day Spa

Visit this spa in the Sebel Reef House Hotel for a little rejuvenation. The Kodo Body Massage—a rhythmic massage using ancient Aboriginal techniques—should do the trick.

Cairns Night Markets

These markets are somewhat of an institution, popular with both locals and visitors alike. Located on the Esplanade, they offer everything from souvenirs, home wares and gifts to tattoos, crocodile skins and pearls. They are open every night from 5pm and offer casual dining in a well-serviced food court.

Port Douglas

If you find yourself with a free day, Port Douglas, located an hour’s drive north of Cairns, is a lovely place to spend your time. Wander the shops and art galleries, see St Mary’s by the Sea wooden chapel, or enjoy a drink on the balcony of the Courthouse Hotel or in the uniquely Australian Ironbar.

Sydney

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Sydney, AustraliaMonograms provides travellers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Sydney. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Sydney and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Sydney, Australia insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Sydney

I love sharing my "insider knowledge", the cultural idiosyncrasies, history and people, as well as the landscape, plants and animals we encounter. I hope this extra knowledge allows guests to appreciate their destination on a deeper level, and leave feeling they were honorary locals for a little while!

Manly Beach

Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to this iconic Sydney beach. Stroll through the corso while enjoying an ice-cream or treat yourself to a beer at the Hotel Steyne overlooking the ocean. You may wish to walk along the beachfront to Little Manly Beach.

Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city surrounds as you take an easy stroll across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and back.

Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade

These shopping arcades are both architectural beauties in their own right. Even if you aren’t interested in shopping, they are worth a glimpse.

Clifftop Coastal Walk

This walk hugs the coastline from Bondi to Coogee and is 6 kms in length. Walk all or part of it for amazing views and perhaps stop for a swim at one of the beaches along the way.

Altmann & Cherny Opal Store

Located on Pitt St. at Circular Quay, this family-owned and operated business offers an impressive range of opal jewelry.

Paddy’s Market

If you want to bring home inexpensive, kitschy souvenirs, this Chinatown market is the place. Kangaroo oven mitts and Opera House shot glasses abound. Note: Paddy's Market is not open on Monday's and Tuesday's.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Stroll the MCA and experience the work of today’s artists from across Australia and around the world on your own or take part in one of the free daily guided tours. Getting hungry? Stop at the MCA Cafe on Level 4 for spectacular harbor views, site-specific art and a fresh daily menu. On Thursdays, make sure to check out their contemporary art after dark when the galleries, Cafe and Store are all open until 9pm.

Sydney Opera Bar

Found at the water’s edge of the Sydney Harbour and base of the famous Sydney Opera House, the Opera Bar promises an experience to remember. Toast to unforgettable views, new friends and new experiences in the afternoon sun.

Explore The Rocks

Get a sense of Sydney's past exploring The Rocks' cobbled laneways, cozy cafés and oldest pubs in the country. Major highlights within this area are: Sydney Observatory, Argyle Gallery, Cadman's Cottage, Sydney Theatre Company, Lord Nelson Brewery and The Rocks Markets where Sydneysiders flock to on Fridays and over the weekend.

Island hopping on Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour Islands Fort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat and Cockatoo are among some of Sydney's most popular natural attractions. Catch one of the regular ferry services from Circular Quay during summer and take in the sparkling scenery.

Auckland

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Meet a Local Host® in Auckland

I'm Sharron and I've been involved in tourism since 1990. I strive to ensure that visitors experience the major tourist activities in each destination along with some of the "off the beaten track" highlights. My extensive knowledge of the country and friendly approach means that visitors to New Zealand always take home fond, long-lasting memories.

Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum

Voyager Maritime Museum is a place of stories, ambition, courage, exploration and amazing journeys. Discover how the nation’s relationship with the sea has shaped the New Zealand identity; from stories of the Polynesian people’s epic migration to Aotearoa, to early European exploration then settlement and modern-day yachting successes.

Devonport, New Zealand

Take a ferry from downtown Auckland direct to Devonport or drive over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The historic seaside village of Devonport has a charming and relaxed atmosphere. Stroll around the village at your leisure and visit some of its attractions including the many art galleries, historic points of interest and lookouts.

Galleries are scattered throughout the village with a range of art by specialists in glass, ceramics, painting, sculpture and jewelry. Take a break at one of the many cafes or indulge at the renowned Devonport Chocolates.

Victoria Park Market

Auckland's historic market has many shops to browse around, and a New Zealand Walk of Fame. Walk across to the nearby Victoria Park, where you may catch some locals engaged in a game of cricket.

Auckland Bridge Climb

Admire the expansive city and harbor views as you climb over (and under) Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Beautifully situated in the Domain and occupying one of Auckland’s finest heritage buildings, the Auckland War Memorial Museum is a key destination for those wishing to experience New Zealand’s cultural and spiritual history. Exciting stories of the Pacific, the people, and the flora, fauna and landforms of New Zealand’s unique islands are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for New Zealand.

The Museum is home to a valuable collection of Maori taonga (treasures) and the daily cultural performances provide a warm, vibrant and entertaining glimpse into Maori culture through song and dance. The cultural experience includes the opportunity to meet, talk and take photos with the performers.

Ponsonby

Visit the trendy suburb of Ponsonby and enjoy delicious cuisine, superb lattes or cocktails if more to your taste! For the younger travelers, this is a popular place for nightlife.

Viaduct Harbour

This is the perfect spot to take a leisurely stroll and watch the activity in and around the harbor. After you admire the super yachts and launches in the water there are many bars to choose from where you enjoy the views while sipping on fine, local wine.

Wellington

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Te Papa Museum

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Collections span five areas: Art, History, Pacific, Maori, and Natural Environment.

Wellington Cable Car

This icon runs from Lambton Quay through the leafy suburb of Kelburn and up to the Botanic Garden. There are spectacular views of the harbor and city from the top of the terminus, and you can take a stroll through the city's award-winning Botanic Gardens.

Old St Paul's

Old St Paul's is a fine example of 19th century Gothic Revival architecture adapted to colonial conditions and material.

Surprising sculptures

Keep an eye out for sculptures hiding below seawalls or twisting and turning in the wind, sculptures pop up everywhere around you when wandering through the city.

Eat out

Wellington’s known as the culinary capital, famous for our tucked-away bars (with award-winning bartenders), quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants, curly fries and really good coffee. Just head to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street to immerse yourself in the delights.

Christchurch

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Meet a Local Host® in Christchurch

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Christchurch Gondola

For incredible views of the Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, Pegasus Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and the Kaikoura Ranges, take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola.

Sumner Beach

Hit Sumner Beach for swimming, surfing, and fun in the sand, a bus ride of about 40min from city. There are plenty of cafes and stores on The Esplanade and in nearby Sumner village.

Honey Pot Café

Sightseeing requires energy, and you can get loads of it at the warm and cozy Honey Pot Café. Stop here for the giant “Full Breakky” breakfast and fuel up for the day.

Untouched World

Head to this store in the Arts Centre for a great selection of ethically-made luxury garments. Then enjoy an organic lunch in the shop’s Native Garden Café.

Punting on the Avon

The Avon River flows through the city of Christchurch, and you can float through this charming city as well. Relax on the velvet cushions of your boat as an Edwardian punter propels you through the prettiest stretches of Christchurch.

Traiteur of Merivale

Watching the punters float by is as peaceful as being on a boat yourself. Before making your way to the banks of the Avon, head to this gourmet take-out shop for a grand selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts to create a fantastic picnic.

RE:START

Don't miss a chance to view the city’s most fearless and entertaining street performers at the re:START village project, a shopping district built after the 2010 & 2011 earthquakes that houses retailers in unique architecturally-designed shipping containers.

Quake City

Delve deeper into the 2010 & 2011 earthquakes at Quake City, a unique multi-sensory attraction coordinated by the Canterbury Museum.

The Tannery

Just 15 minutes by taxi from downtown lies The Tannery, one of the first brick factory warehouses in Christchurch fully rebuilt into a shopping center. Enjoy local shops, cafes and two restaurants including The Brewery.

Waipara Valley Wineries

If time permits, take a trip out to the Canterbury wine region, just 45 minutes north of Christchurch. Stop for lunch at one of two stand out wineries with a good reputation for their cuisine at Pegasus Bay or Waipara Springs. With over 30 unique wineries to choose from, the hardest part is finding the enough time to try them all!

Mount Cook

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Big Sky Stargazing

Aoraki/Mount Cook is far from city lights and therefore has some of the darkest skies in New Zealand - perfect for viewing the night sky. Explore the southern sky every clear evening from the Hillary Deck with expert astronomy guides. Telescopes ensure a close look at stars, planets, moon craters and distant galaxies.

Short Walks

Established walks include the 10min Bowen Track, the 15min Glencoe walk and nature trails to Kea Point (2.5hr return) and Governors Bush (1hr).

The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world’s greatest explorers, the centre showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe.

Lord of the Rings Gondor Location - Twizel

This 2 hour tour gives you access onto the private land the location was filmed at. Inside stories on what it was like to be an orc and rider on location with replica swords, masks and flags for that extra special video or photo for your album. Not just for Lord of the rings fans as anyone with an interest in movie making will enjoy this.

Queenstown

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Meet a Local Host® in Queenstown

Welcome to New Zealand. I'm Judy, and I look forward to showing you everything I love about this great country. With over 19 years of experience in the travel industry, I'm passionate about New Zealand and excited to share my intimate knowledge of the history, culture and attractions of the country. I want to make sure your visit is not only enjoyable but also informative.

Mt. Difficulty Wines

With the smoothest pinot noir, chardonnay, Riesling, pinot gris, and merlot, you won’t find anything difficult about sampling the vintages at this winery.

Queenstown Underwater Observatory

View into the depths of Lake Wakatipu for a glimpse at the underwater inhabitants who call the lake home. The Observatory is conveniently located at the Main Town Pier (just look out for the yellow KJet sign).

Visit Arrowtown

A charming and quirky – a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River. Stop by at the award winning Lakes District Museum for a historical lesson of this enchanted town.

Bonz Gallery

Queenstown has an excellent selection of sheepskin and wool products. The Bonz Gallery features original designs—everything from sweaters to jackets—in 100% merino wool.

Barbara Smith Gallery

If you never want to forget the beauty of Milford Sound or Fiordland National Park, visit this gallery and take home one of the artist’s magnificent oil paintings depicting New Zealand’s landscapes.

Coronet Peak

Skiers around the world head to Queenstown from early June to early October to ski. Rent a pair of skis and join them on the slopes of Coronet Peak.

Onsen Hot Pools

The Onsen Hot Pools experience is all about unwinding and soaking-up Queenstown's spectacular scenery. Immerse yourself in the views, the pure waters, and the fresh mountain air, as your mind and body surrenders to the deep penetrating warmth and gentle massage of their private pools.

Nadi

Fiji Must See SightsMonograms provides travellers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Fiji. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Fiji and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Fiji insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Fiji Local Host®

I'm the friendly Fijian face that will greet you on your arrival—with a Big "Bula" smile! I have so much to offer when clients are in town, ensuring they receive the true Fiji hospitality and warmth. I've also had a colorful sporting history, during which I've travelled the Pacific representing my country in volleyball. This has also enabled me to promote my beautiful country, Fiji.

Beach time

Lay back, relax, and soak in the sun at your hotel’s private beach while in Fiji—the perfect way to show you are adapting to island life. Sometimes doing next to nothing can be quite rewarding!

Koroyanitu National Heritage Park

The perfect stop for nature lovers, this eco-friendly park features waterfalls, bird-watching, and walking trails through native Dakua forests and grasslands.

Natadola Beach

For a change of pace and a unique experience, travel to the town of Sanasana south of Nadi and “saddle up” for a horseback ride on this stunning white sand beach.

Denarau Golf & Racquet Club

Features an 18-hole championship golf course, driving range, 10 tennis courts, golf & tennis pro shop, restaurant and bar, changing rooms and meeting facilities.

Mandara Spa

At the newly opened Mandara Spa, located at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, the promise of immortality cannot be met but when you experience one of the unique treatments, you too will feel as if you can live forever.

The Republic of Cappuccino

The Republic of Cappuccino offers authentic Italian style espresso in the comfort of air-conditioning or from a wooden terrace under the trees. With sounds from a custom selection of jazz, lounge, African, Latin and other world music styles, ROC is a great place to relax.

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