Australia and the Pacific

Islands dotting the ocean like a string of pearls. Exotic ports of call and frontier lands. Australia and the Pacific is the stuff of storybooks and legends. Its beauty will dazzle you. Its diversity will amaze you. Drop off the grid, right off the map; lose yourself in beautiful climates among the wondrous sights and the many friendly people of this quarter of the globe.

Popular

  • Sydney, Australia
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Tahiti, Morea, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • South Island, New Zealand

Authentic and Undiscovered

  • St Kilda food scene, Melbourne
  • Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
  • Cape Tribulation, Queensland
  • Tasmania

Highlights

Explore the ‘Greats’ of Australia, and more!

Explore the greatness of Australia, with its Great Ocean Road and Great Barrier Reef, and also its cosmopolitan cities, stark deserts, and Aboriginal culture. The Great Ocean Road offers breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean and coastal cliffs, the famous 12 Apostles, and a chance to spot a Koala or Kangaroo. The Great Barrier Reef is bursting with a huge variety of exciting marine life, including over 1500 species of fish and 460 varieties of coral. The cities to see in Australia include Melbourne and Sydney. Melbourne is a sophisticated cultural hub, known for the good things in life – fashion, food, entertainment and sport, while Sydney is synonymous with its picture-perfect harbour, its sleek urban centre, and its beautiful beaches. And, if you’ve got a little more time and want to explore more facets of this country-continent, head into the red centre to explore Uluru and Kata Tjuta; head north and lose yourself in the wonders of Kakadu; or head to West Australia to explore Perth and beyond.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love New Zealand!

New Zealand’s picturesque cities and wide-ranging flora, fauna, and geology make it a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Starting off with the cities, Auckland and Wellington both have stunning backdrops. Auckland is situated between two enormous harbours and dotted with 48 extinct volcanic cones, and just a 40-minute cruise brings you to Waiheke Island. This island is 92 square kilometres of sandy beaches, vineyards, native bush settings, pristine coastline, olive groves and laid-back seaside villages. Wellington is situated between a stunning and sparkling harbor and verdant, rolling hills. It is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture, and native beauty. Getting more into nature, visit Rotorua, which sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so volcanic activity is part of this city’s past and present. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. Explore Abel Tasman National Park, famous for numerous small bays with sandy beaches and turquoise waters and granite cliffs. Seabirds and penguins dominate the wildlife of the park. Further south still – Franz Joseph Glacier, Queenstown (with all its activities for adrenaline-junkies!), Milford Sound, and many more outdoor wonders await you. Hike, Kayak, bike, climb, and marvel your way through this spectacular place!

Hop between isolated, beautiful island archipelagos

The islands in the Pacific are a tropical paradise. Get away from the bustle of the cities, and enter into serene isolation, surrounded only by turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Enjoy luxurious resorts, with your suite sitting right on top of the water. Kick your feet up and relax and enjoy the resort amenities. Or, if you’re feeling a bit more energetic, try snorkeling, hop on a boat excursion, or take a jet ski tour. Hop between islands and enjoy them all – Fiji, Tahiti, Micronesia, Bora Bora; there are many to explore!

Sample Itineraries

Australian Family Adventure (11 days)

This 11-day itinerary features an extraordinarily wide range of activities and experiences which will not only be fun for the whole family, but which will also expose you to much of what Australia has to offer the traveler in a relatively short time!

Luxury Honeymoon in Tahiti (10 days)

Honeymooners will spend 10 romantic days in Tahiti, Bora Bora and Morea. Rest and relax, and enjoy the luxurious rooms and amenities at these beautiful islands and resorts.

New Zealand North and South Island Adventure (15 days)

This 15-day trip is a comprehensive, distinctive, and diverse tour of the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The trip is designed to provide travelers with a stimulating and insightful perspective on this beautiful country, and features a wide range of activities and excursions. The mix of culture, active content, and stunning scenery will make for a truly fulfilling experience; and the comforts of top-end accommodation, the services of world-class guides, and the wonderful food throughout will make the trip an absolute pleasure for our guests.

Australia and the Pacific