From the sophistication of Sydney to the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, the grandeur of New Zealand's Southern Alps to Rotorua's thermal playground, the lands down under offer travelers many natural wonders and iconic sights to explore.
Head for Australia and New Zealand to be amazed by many unique places and experiences! Whether you want to enjoy a fabulous beach vacation, an outback adventure, a tour of world class wineries or the amazing wildlife, you won't be disappointed on a vacation to these remarkable countries.
The most popular route in Australia includes Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Red Center however you'll also be impressed by what you'll see in other parts of the country. South Australia's Barossa Valley is renowned for its world class wineries, natural Kangaroo Island and the amazing landforms of the Flinders Ranges. Western Australia's coastlines, surfing beaches and the charming Margaret River wine region are this country's best kept secret. Victoria is home to cosmopolitan Melbourne and the rugged beauty of the Great Ocean Road while natural Tasmania is a hiker's delight. You'll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the rare wildlife that Australia is famous for along the way. Koalas and kangaroos are certainly high on most visitors' 'must see' lists!
New Zealand is home to many active adventures, after all, this is where bungee jumping and jet boating were invented and it’s the base for most Antarctic expeditions. You'll marvel at the scenic beauty and variety of landscapes you'll see at every turn from the tranquil Bay of Islands to the rolling vinyards near Napier; breathtaking glow worm grotto to the geysers and steaming landscape around Rotorua; the majesty of Mount Cook to the stunning beauty of Milford Sound and the southern fjords. New Zealand is truly one of the world's most beautiful countries.
Cruising is a good option for combining these two countries which are separated by the Tasman Sea. A port intensive New Zealand cruise ending in Sydney, followed by a land stay in Australia, is one option that gives you an excellent overview of these two great nations.
There are also limitless options for an exciting land based vacation.
The important thing it is to make sure you see these amazing countries at some point in your travels. These are two countries you certainly don't want to miss!
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