Australia & New Zealand Escorted Tours

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We invite you to take the Scenic route through the heart of Australia & New Zealand, discovering the wild majestic beauty and immersive cultures of this incredible nations.

Vast desert outback, rocky mountain ranges, winding ocean roads and cosmopolitan cityscapes, take the Scenic route through Australia as the allure of true adventure beckons. In New Zealand, uncover intriguing Mãori folklore, sample the finest cold climate wines, travel along wild waterways and take a rail journey through the Southern Alps. You’ll fall in love with the beauty of this magnificent country. 

At Scenic, we handpick each and every unforgettable experience to ensure our innovative itineraries continue to set the standard for 5-star luxury land touring. Offering the best in comfort and service, your journey also includes return flights, all once-in-a-lifetime excursions and daily activities, dining, luxurious accommodation and rail journeys, as well as all transfers and even tipping. 

Every Scenic journey delivers excellence on every level.


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With years of experience creating unforgettable, handcrafted escorted tours, there is simply no better choice for a luxury inclusive experience in Australia and New Zealand.
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5-star Luxury Inclusions 

With Scenic, the perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.
  • Scenic Enrich
    Designed to feature the most compelling experiences, these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities promise to become unforgettable highlights of your trip.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    We offer a range of award-winning activities and dining options, allowing you to choose your preferred excursions to suit your taste. All at no extra cost.
  • Scenic Rail
    Journey across the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine, considered one of the top six train journeys in the world.
  • Stopovers
    Before you arrive at your destination, why not enjoy a stopover in one of our many exciting destinations, adding another dimension to your adventure of a lifetime.
  • Travel Tailored to You
    We've thought about the details so you don't have to. With return flights from the UK, first-class transport and local guides, tips and gratuities all included.
  • World-Class Hotels
    Each luxurious hotel has been hand-selected by our experts for their character and location, and to ensure every night is one of complete opulence.

Extraordinary Experiences

We have created a series of unique and exclusive experiences that will make your time in Australia and New Zealand an unforgettable one.
All-inclusive, exclusive and unique, our Scenic Enrich experiences take you behind the scenes for encounters inaccessible to the ordinary traveller, and best of all they’re all included in the price you pay. While many touring operators will offer a planned excursion each day, our Scenic Freechoice daily excursions and dining experiences, give you the chance to pick from a diverse range of options so that you can create your own bespoke experience during your time Down Under.

Scenic Enrich

  • Soar over Sydney’s main attractions by seaplane, and savour a unique bird’s eye view of the picturesque coastline and its neighbouring metropolis.
  • Dine in the light of a thousand bulbs next to Ayers Rock, Uluru as you enjoy canapés, authentic food and complimentary drinks.
  • Discover the award-winning Hamilton Gardens, as you meander its mysterious paths before enjoying lunch in one of the private themed gardens.
  • New Zealand’s Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Tamaki Village grant unique insights into the historical and cultural past of the country’s native Mãori people.

Scenic Freechoice

  • Take a hot air balloon adventure over the Atherton Tablelands, and embark on a Harley Davidson™ motorbike ride through the outback.
  • Sail through Auckland Harbour aboard an America's Cup Yacht, and enjoy a boutique winery tour in Queenstown. 
  • Board a historically restored tramcar in Melbourne and tour the streets while indulging in some fine Aussie cuisine with paired wines. 
  • Enjoy modern New Zealand cuisine, complimented by stunning lake views, during dinner at Queenstown’s Three Sixty Restaurant.

Word Class Hotels & Special Stays

In both Australia and New Zealand, you can look forward to accommodation that warmly welcomes you, delivers a relaxing experience and has the destination on your doorstep. 
Scenic have personally sourced all accommodation to ensure our guests experience the best hotels in the best locations. From grand city centre properties to idyllic hideaways, there’s nothing like checking into a spectacular hotel, knowing it’s been selected in order to introduce the best of each destination. 

In select locations we feature Scenic Special Stays. These spectacular properties have been handpicked because they offer a unique experience that balances luxury, location and first-class facilities. We can safely say there’s nothing average or ordinary about any of these hotels. What’s more, all Special Stays are included in the price of your itinerary at no extra cost. Find a list below of our Scenic Special Stays throughout Australia and New Zealand. 
  • Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock
    In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, this hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a luxurious outback holiday experience.
  • Stamford Plaza, Brisbane
    Located on the bank of the Brisbane River, this luxurious high-rise hotel boasts an array of dining experiences, a spa and heated outdoor pool.
  • Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet National Park
    A perfect union of luxury accommodation and superb natural setting, the timber eco cabins are located within Freycinet National Park.
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
    Overlooking the waterfront in central Hobart, this hotel features the ultimate in accommodation with views over the Derwent River.
  • Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
    Widely considered one of Australia’s iconic wilderness experiences, enjoy stunning views of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
  • Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg
    One of the best deluxe accommodations in Glenelg, this beachfront property has a central location without the constant buzz of the city.
  • Duxton Hotel, Perth
    Located a short walk away from the city’s major shopping, entertainment and restaurant centres is the 5-star Duxton Hotel Perth.
  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Thala Beach
    This property sandwiched between the rainforest and the ocean, promises an eco-friendly stay set amidst 145 acres of land.
  • Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
    Set in the heart of the city, only minutes from famous landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
    Inspired by New Zealand’s landscape and boasting panoramic views of Waitemata Harbour, this hotel is a landmark destination.
  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Franz Josef
    At Te Waonui Forest Retreat, all focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests’ wellbeing.
  • Hermitage Hotel - Mount Cook
    Located in Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village, this hotel features rooms with views of the magnificent Mount Cook.

Stopovers

Before you arrive at your destination, why not enjoy a stopover in one of our many exciting destinations, adding another dimension to your adventure of a lifetime.
Break up your long-haul flight, and enhance your journey by including a two-night stopover from only £180 per person. Stay in great, centrally located hotels, allowing you the luxury of free time to explore the destination of your choice. Choose from one of eight exciting destinations. From Dubai beach breaks to Hong Kong city jaunts, you’ll find plenty to choose from.
  • Amari Watergate Bangkok
    • Breakfast • Return airport transfers • Scenic Freechoice available 2-night stay from £180pp / 3-night stay from £235pp
  • Mövenpick Siam Hotel, North Pattaya
    • Breakfast • Return airport transfers 2-night stay from £180pp / 3-night stay from £235pp
  • Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villa, Hua Hin
    • Breakfast • Return airport transfers 2-night stay from £225pp / 3-night stay from £290pp
  • Park Royal, Singapore
    • Breakfast • Return airport transfers • Scenic Freechoice available 2-night stay from £280pp / 3-night stay from £395pp
  • The Outpost, Sentosa Island
    • Breakfast • Return airport transfers 2-night stay from £345pp / 3-night stay from £490pp
  • Cordis, Hong Kong
    • Breakfast • Return airport transfers • Scenic Freechoice available 2-night stay from £330pp / 3-night stay from £460pp
  • Sheraton, Abu Dhabi
    • Classic room with breakfast • Return airport transfers 2-night stay from £360pp / 3-night stay from £685pp
  • Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi
    • Classic room with breakfast • Return airport transfers 2-night stay from £500pp / 3-night stay from £895pp
  • Hotel Sofitel Dubai Downtown
    • Classic room with breakfast • Return airport transfers 2-night stay from £650pp / 3-night stay from £935pp
  • Sofitel Hotel, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
    • Superior room with breakfast • Return airport transfers 2-night stay from £710pp / 3-night stay from £1040pp
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Travel tailored to you

When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ll go further to ensure that every aspect of your journey has been carefully considered. It’s about going a degree beyond to ensure that your trip is a truly carefree experience.
Airlines you can count on
Flexibility and choice is key when it comes to travel arrangements, which is why we offer a choice of flights through a range of established airlines. We only use the best airlines to ensure your journey is stress-free. Departing from a number of UK airports, we aim to provide a seamless journey that is one of complete luxury and comfort.

The personal touch
We’ll personally greet you at the airport and arrange your transport to your hotel. And, at the end of your journey, we’ll transfer you to your airport.

Travel in style
Whether you’re travelling by road, boat or rail, your transport will be in First Class or luxury standard. That includes special luxury coaches. Likewise, no effort has been spared to ensure the best possible touring options, no matter where in the region you happen to be travelling.


Local knowledge
We use knowledgeable local guides and Tour Directors as we firmly believe that nobody knows a location as well as someone who’s lived there. So, not only can you expect to be taken to the must-see attractions, you’ll also be treated to the little-known gems and delightful backstreets that only a native would know.

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