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2023 Women’s Worlds of Soccer Optional Private Tours

There’s a reason so many travelers flock to Australia and New Zealand year after year. There are so many sides of these incredible counties to explore. Both countries have heaps to offer including unique architecture, a vibrant food and wine scene, and some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the world. We’ve carefully selected an incredible lineup of private tours to elevate your Women’s Worlds experience.

Sydney Private Tours
Sydney Highlights – Half Day
Sydney Harbour and The Rocks Walking Tour – Half Day
Fly and Dine – Full Day
Hunter Valley Wine Experience – Full Day
Blue Mountains Experience – Full Day

Wellington Private Tours
Lord of the Rings Experience - Full Day
Wellington Highlights – Full Day
Martinborough Gourmet Food and Wine Tour – Full Day
Auckland Private Tours
Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Adventure - Full Day
Auckland Scenery and Maori Discovery – Full Day
Auckland Wine and Dine – Full Day
Auckland Volcanoes Experience – Full Day

Sydney Highlights – Half Day

This half day private tour is a perfect introduction to Sydney. Designed to provide an orientation of the city, the tour incorporates some of Sydney’s most popular sights. You’ll discover different aspects of this vibrant and cosmopolitan city alongside your knowledgeable guide. Explore the colonial buildings and cobbled lanes in The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest historical precinct. Enjoy views of the iconic Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, a waterfront seat carved into rock. You’ll also make your way through Sydney’s fashionable eastern suburbs, renowned for their upscale homes and gorgeous harbour vistas, to the world-famous Bondi Beach – a haven for both surfers and sun lovers. Immerse yourself in the Bondi scene with a coffee overlooking the surf, enjoy some world-class people watching, or indulge in an ice cream and a walk along the beach. You will be returned to your hotel with time to ask your guide for restaurant or additional sightseeing suggestions.

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Sydney Harbour and The Rocks Walking Tour – Half Day

Your dedicated guide will meet you at your hotel for your half day walking tour experience. Your centrally located hotel allows you to explore many of Sydney’s main attractions by foot. Sydney Harbour is a beautiful waterway, famous around the world. It’s known for the striking outline of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the effervescent eateries dotted around the shoreline. Experience this beautiful area and its myriad of photo opportunities as you explore this iconic area of Sydney.

This leisurely walking tour will also wind its way through Sydney’s historic ‘The Rocks’ district, home to some of the oldest streets in the city. Learn about the story of Sydney’s convict past as you stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour.

Along the way you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The tour will continue past Cadman’s Cottage (Sydney’s oldest cottage built in 1816), Campbell’s Cove, and the hidden Foundation Park. Wander down hidden alleyways and along cobbled laneways as you listen to the captivating story of Australia’s first British settlement, including the characters and rogues who called this area home. Depending on your tastes, your guide can direct you to a local coffee shop, nearby shopping or other areas of interest. Return to your hotel, accompanied by your guide, after a memorable tour discovering some of the best that Sydney has to offer.

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Fly and Dine – Full Day

Spend your day enjoying a memorable dining experience in the Australian countryside. Your tour begins as your guide greets you at your hotel for transfer to the seaplane departure point. Enjoy a scenic flight from Sydney to the award-winning Cottage Point Inn, perched on the Hawkesbury River. You’ll disembark at the restaurant’s exclusive seaplane dock, where you will be welcomed by staff from this delightful culinary hideaway. Located just across the water from Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Cottage Point Inn is nestled in a peaceful oasis where there are few signs of human life. At the Inn, you can sit back and enjoy a leisurely, 3-course a la carte lunch, complemented by fine Australian wine. As you dine, you’re likely to see beautiful river birds and other wildlife just steps from your table. After your meal, enjoy some time to discover the beauty of this remote area, accompanied by your guide. You’ll then board your flight back to Sydney, where you’ll have the rare opportunity to see Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House from a bird’s eye view. You will be transferred back to your hotel with the remainder of the day free to explore more of Sydney.

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Hunter Valley Wine Experience – Full Day

This is an ideal experience for all lovers of good food and drink. This full day tour of the Hunter Valley has something for everyone, from the wine connoisseur to the traditional beer drinker, or anyone looking for a unique Australian experience. The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region, home to almost 200 wineries that are interspersed with breweries, distilleries, and restaurants.

Set amongst a scenic farmland and mountain backdrop, you’ll spend the day indulging in premium hand-crafted wine paired with local cheeses, mouthwatering canapes, and even chocolate. There are four cornerstone varieties that flourish in the Hunter Valley’s ancient soil and scorching hot summers: semillon with a lemon citrus punch, zesty passionfruit rich verdelho, lightly oaked peachy chardonnay, and a spicy shiraz. Throughout the day, you’ll also visit wineries with creative winemakers experimenting with sparkling wine, pinot grigio, chambourcin, cabernet, and pinot noir among others. For a change of pace, you’ll also have the opportunity try local gin, tomato vodka, bourbon or single malt whiskey, and even a hazy pale ale at a craft brewery.

When you’re ready for lunch, your private guide will provide suggestions based on your tastes from wealth of local options. When you’re finished imbibing, relax on your ride back to Sydney through national parks, local towns, and most notably, the charming heritage village of Wollombi.

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Blue Mountains Experience – Full Day

Blue Mountains National Park is a stunning wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines, and hazy blue eucalyptus forests. On this full day tour you’ll travel off the beaten track to remote lookout locations and the stunning views they provide. Your guide will discuss the history, flora, and fauna of this magnificent region as you explore.

After departing Sydney, your first stop will be Euroka Clearing, located deep into the park. From here you may catch a glimpse of the area’s abundant birdlife or wild kangaroos. Enjoy lunch alongside stunning views of mountains, cliff edges and the lush rainforest of the Jamison Valley. From there you’ll travel to Govetts Leap, one of Australia’s most famous lookouts. You’ll discover why it’s so popular once you see the dramatic waterfall that drops a whopping 180 meters to the base of the cliff. After a full day exploring the park, you will be returned to your hotel.

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Lord of the Rings Experience – Full Day

What’s a visit to New Zealand without this iconic experience? Your day begins with your private guide meeting you at your hotel in the morning. From there you will head north into the Hutt Valley. You’ll follow the “River Anduin” as you take in the sights of “Helms Deep” before stopping at the “Gardens of Isengard.” Your next stop is “Rivendell” and the famous “Legolas Tree” before heading on to Weta Cave in Miramar. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the museum and shop, with plenty of time for photos of the exhibits. You can also watch a short documentary which explains the making of this ambitious film franchise by Peter Jackson and his remarkable team. This is followed by a fascinating “Weta Experience,” where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at film props and weaponry, with the artists themselves describing how the artifacts were created. We suggest lunch at a seaside cafe, before heading up Mount Victoria for some spectacular views. The final stop on this extensive tour is the extraordinary “Outer Shire” and the “Hobbit’s Hideaway.” You will be returned to your hotel late in the afternoon with memories to last a lifetime.

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Wellington Highlights – Full Day

Experience the best of Wellington on a privately guided full day excursion, where you’ll discover the best this beautiful city has to offer. Start off the day exploring the majestic lookout points of Mount Victoria and the Brooklyn Hill Wind Turbine, then sit back and enjoy a picturesque drive around the Eastern and Southern Bays. As the tour continues you’ll follow the rugged southern coastline around to Red Rocks before heading off-road to visit a seal colony. Continue your day as you explore quaint villages and take in panoramic vistas.

Your private guide will recommend a lunch stop based on your preferences. You will return to Wellington for a cable car ride, folloved by a walk through the picturesque Botanical Gardens. After exploring the gardens you’ll head to the iconic Beehive and Parliament buildings before contining on to visit Wellington’s oldest church: Old St Pauls. As the day winds down, you’ll travel to the Wright Hills Fortress, a historic military site that also boasts dramatic views of greater Wellington. Relax on the drive back to your hotel, escorted by your guide who will provide suggestions for further sightseeing or restaurants.

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Martinborough Gourmet Food and Wine Tour – Full Day

Enjoy a guided culinary and wine experience featuring diverse tastes from around the region. Your knowledable guide will accompany you throughout this fun, full day tour. You’ll begin the day at a coffee roastery where you will undertake a ‘bean to cup’ experience. Once you’ve been properly caffeinated, you’ll have the pleasure of sampling irresistable artisan chocolates at Wellington Chocolate Factory. Learn about the chocolate making process, from how cocoa is grown to the time it is crafted into premium chocolate. Depending on your preferences, you can continue on to a local distillery to sample its product or choose to visit a family-owned winery to taste a wide range of wines from the region. Indulge in a local lunch with your guide’s recommendations.

This afternoon, enjoy tasting locally produced honey and experience the unique life of a beekeeper. Your tour continues with a scenic drive around the Eastern and Southern Bays where you’ll have the opportunity to explore a vineyard and sample artisan cheeses. Enjoy another picturesque drive as you travel back to your hotel late in the afternoon.

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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Adventure – Full Day

This popular private tour provides the unique opportunity to experience two world-famous New Zealand attractions on a personally guided experience. Begin the day with a scenic drive to Waitomo, passing through the beautiful countryside of Waikato and King Country. Your experienced and knowledgeable local guide will tell you all about New Zealand and the extraordinary places you will see along the approximately 2.5 hour journey from Auckland to the Waitomo Glowworm caves. As you travel south, you’ll see the sacred Taupiri Mountain as well as Ngaruawahia, the site of the famous Turangawaewae Marae (Maori meeting place) and the seat of New Zealand’s Maori King. Upon arrival at Waitomo you will experience the famed Glowworm Caves on a 45-minute tour, which includes a boat ride along an underground stream to view the magically dazzling glowworms. Your private guide will provide lunch recommendations following your morning tour.

From Waitomo, your tour continues on to the Hobbiton Movie Set near the rural town of Matamata. This area was made famous as an original setting for extensive portions of Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies. You will spend a couple of hours touring the set, gaining astonishing insights into the movie-making process, and find out which parts of the movies were filmed here. This unique experience is an abosolute treat for movie lovers, as it provides inside views of the Hobbit Village including Hobbit Holes, Bag End, The Green Dragon Inn as well as astonishing facts about the filmmaking and spectacular landscape all around. You’ll return to your hotel in the late afternoon, in time for dinner at a local restaurant.

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Auckland Scenery and Maori Discovery – Full Day

On this fascinating tour, you’ll learn about Indigenous Maori culture as you tour Tamaki Makaurau (the Maori name for Auckland) as well as Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa (Waitakere Ranges). Start your day in Tamaki Makaurau, marveling at the beautiful architecture of the city. You’ll visit the boutique suburb of Parnell, lovingly restored in old colonial style with many stunning homes. Continue along Tamaki Drive, one of the world’s most beautiful city drives. You’ll pass by several stunning beaches along the way including Mission Bay, arguably Auckland’s most well-known beach. Travel over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge as you take in memorable views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland’s largest volcano: Rangitoto Island.

Your dedicated guide will make suggestions for lunch today, dependent on your tastes and preferences. As you make your way to Auckland’s famous west coast, visit the Arataki Visitor Centre to explore its interesting displays and magnificent views over the Manukau Harbour. From there, you’ll have the opportunity to discover Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa, the Indigenous forest that covers the Waitakere Ranges. Walk amongst unique Indigenous trees and plants as your guide explains their Maori names and their importance as both food and medicine. You may even get the chance to meet some shy bush-dwelling native birds. Hear the lore and legends of this captivating area throughout the tour. You’ll be treated to more spectacular vistas as you explore Te Taihauuru with its impressive soaring cliffs. Your day concludes as you return to your hotel late in the afternoon.

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Auckland Wine and Dine – Full Day

Matakana, a picturesque village just north of Auckland, is fast becoming a favorite destination for both locals and visitors alike. With its wonderful boutique cuisine and wine experiences, it is a highly recommended addition to any Auckland trip. This private guided tour allows you to choose an exclusive itinerary with the option of including local producers of honey, cheese, yogurt, wine, chocolate, ice cream, and blueberries. Your guide will customize your experience based on your preferences. Alongside these delicious culinary treats, Matakana produces some of the most exclusive and boutique wines in the region. You will have the opportunity to sample a variety of locally produced wine.

In this scenic area, you’re sure to find plenty of unique photo opportunities. Admire the huge Kauri trees, the second largest trees in the world. Visit the Puhoi Bohemian Village, famous for its delicious cheeses. Explore Waiwera and its lovely beach. Learn about New Zealand farming and explore this beautiful area of the country. Your guide will recommend restaruants for a delicious local lunch today. After a day to remember in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions, return to Auckland to enjoy the remainder of your evening.

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Auckland Volcanoes Experience – Full Day

Auckland is the world’s largest Polynesian city and a fascinating destination to explore. Built on a fertile volcanic isthmus between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea, Auckland is home to two main natural harbours: the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours. Including the city and its surrounding area, Auckland is built on approximately 55 volcanic cones, many of which still exist today.

This engrossing tour highlights both iconic and also lesser-known volcanic cones in the Auckland area, all of which are of great natural and historical significance. With the help of your guide, you’ll learn about how they shaped the history of the city. The tour includes a visit to the Auckland Museum where you’ll have the opportunity to discover a special volcanic display. Learning about the volcanoes Auckland is built on is interesting, exciting and also a little disconcerting; according to vulcanologists, it’s not a matter of if, but rather when, the next volcanic eruption will occur. Dependent on your tastes, your private guide will make recommendations for lunch today. You will be dropped off back at your hotel with a better understanding of why Auckland really is a unique city.

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