Ultimate Australia and New Zealand Yoga Retreat *SOLD OUT!*
A Mary Veal Yoga Retreat
1. Australia AND New Zealand
September 5, 2024 – September 29, 2024
Includes Australia, New Zealand and international airfare from Miami
2. Australia ONLY
September 5, 2024 – September 22, 2024
Includes Australia and international airfare from Miami
Price includes airfare from MIA, lodging and most meals.
Price if you book your own airfare is:
Australia and New Zealand: $7,790
Australia Only: $4,695
1. Call Overseas Adventure Travel Reservations at 1-800-955-1925. Open Monday – Friday: 9am-8pm (ET), Saturday: 9am-6pm (ET), Sunday: 9am-6pm
2. Tell the Travel Counselor that you would like to reserve Ultimate Australia and POST TRIP New Zealand with Mary Veal Yoga Group September 5th, 2024. (Tell them to match Mary Veal’s itinerary)
3. Mention the group code: G4-26667
4. The required deposit on this adventure is $350 per person. Deposits can be made by. check or credit card (American Express not accepted).
5. Purchase the optional travel protection plan to maximize your coverage.
6. You must state any flight preferences at the time of making your deposit. (EX. Business Class, Aisle Seat or Specified Airline)
Australia is an incredibly diverse country, and is home to so many different wonderful cultures and communities. But there is something truly unique that links everyone together here – a one-of-a-kind shared spirit and attitude that is the Australian way of life.
From laid-back attitudes to a serious love of nature and sports, there’s one thing Aussies are known for, it’s their easy-going, friendly attitude. Of course food, events, art and history are all vital parts of the Australian culture, but what really distinguishes an Aussie is his or her laid-back outlook on life. It’s the reason you’ll hear the words “no worries, mate” exchanged between strangers on the street. Most of all, it’s about putting aside stress to appreciate the good things in life that are right in front of you.
From the red sands of Uluru to the clear blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the flora- and fauna-rich rainforests, Australia is blessed with some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. A passion for nature runs deep through Australia’s veins, and is anchored in the foundations of the country’s history; a respectful connection with the earth has been central to Aboriginal culture for more than 50,000 years.
New Zealand is a welcoming, diverse country with a history of Māori, European, Pacific Island, and Asian immigration. This rich blend of cultures, combined with geologically fascinating landscapes and unique flora and fauna, make New Zealand an exciting country to explore.
Spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forest, volcanic plateau, miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches – it’s all here. No wonder New Zealand is becoming so popular as a location for movies.
Before humans settled in New Zealand, it would have been an extremely noisy place! Large tracts of lush native bush supported an incredible variety of bird life. As they evolved, wings became unnecessary for some birds, as they had no natural predators to fly away from. As a result, several of New Zealand’s native birds became flightless, including the kakapo parrot, the kiwi, and the takahe.
This trip is hosted by Mary Veal and will include yoga daily. Please register and pay your deposit of $350 to hold your spot. Balance due 90 days prior to travel. All rooms are double occupancy, no single rooms. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your scheduled return to the U.S. Contact Mary Veal at [email protected] or 561-385-8003 with any questions. Proof of full Covid vaccination including one booster is required to attend.
Sample Australia Main Trip:
Day 1: Depart US
Day 2: Cross International Date Line
Day 3: Arrive Melbourne, Australia, Orientation Walk
Day 4: Explore Melbourne, Koorie Heritage Trust visit, Birrarung Mar park, Yarra River, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Federation Square
Day 5: Melbourne, Optional Great Ocean Road Wildlife tour
Day 6: Melbourne, Wildlife Sanctuary, Mornington Peninsula
Day 7: Fly to Alice Springs, Australian Outback, Old Telegraph Station, Anzac Hill, Meet an Indigenous Elder
Day 8: Alice Springs, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Outback barbecue, West MacDonnell Mountain Range
Day 9: Alice Springs, Overland to Uluru, Ayers Rock, Sunset viewing, Yulara
Day 10: Ayers Rock, Uluru sunrise viewing, Kata Tjuta rock formations
Day 11: Fly to Cairns, Transfer overland to Palm Cove
Day 12: Palm Cove, Williams Esplanade
Day 13: Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, Grand Circle Foundation visit Coral Nurture Program, Catamaran to the Outer Reef
Day 14: Daintree Rainforest walk, Thornton’s Beach
Day 15: Fly to Sydney, Spice Alley
Day 16: Explore Sydney, Sydney Harbour ferry ride, Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquarie Chair lookout, Hyde Park,
Rushcutters Bay, Bondi Beach, The Gap, Watsons Bay, Circular Quay
Day 17: Explore Sydney, Sydney Tower, Sydney Fish Market
Day 18: Return to US OR Begin New Zealand Post Trip
Sample New Zealand Post Trip:
Day 1: Fly from Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand
Day 2: Explore Auckland, Viaduct Harbour, Harbour Bridge, Newmarket, Mission Bay, Walking Tour with a Maori guide
Day 3: Auckland to Christchurch, Overland to Canterbury, Sheepdog Demonstration, Local Sheep Farm, Twizel, Church of
the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo
Day 4: Overland to Queenstown, View Mount Cook, Wine Tasting, Southern Alps
Day 5: Queenstown, Fiordland National Park, Cruise Milford Sound, Lake Te Anau
Day 6: Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Optional K-JET boat Ride
Day 7: Queenstown to Sydney
Day 8: Sydney, Fly to US
**Itinerary may be subject to change**