The North Island is steeped in modern and ancient history from Waitangi in the Bay of Islands, the birthplace of modern New Zealand to Rotorua, a vibrant city renown for telling the stories of Maori history and its ancestors. World class cities, superb Coromandel beaches, the movie scenes of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and wonderful natural wonders such as Waitomo and its caves provide something for everyone to enjoy.
Travelling through the heart of New Zealand, you’ll journey past a diverse range of landscapes and scenery. From the North Island’s rich Maori culture & cosmopolitan cities, you’ll venture south crossing the Cook Strait to the mountains, lakes, & glaciers of the South Island. Then cross the Tasman, & explore Australia, visiting Sydney, Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, & the Daintree Rainforest. A great combination & contrast of NZ & AUS highlights!
Showcasing the very best of Australia and New Zealand, this 21 day experience gives you a taste of the best from each country. Travel through New Zealand's Southern Alps, home to glaciers that meet with rainforest and mountain peaks that Sir Edmund Hillary trained on before leading the first team to the summit of Mt Everest. Continue your journey north, discovering local Maori culture and bubbling mud pools in Rotorua before crossing the Tasman Sea to Australia.
Here, you will experience the magic of Uluru (Ayers Rock) under the stars, then dip below the surface to discover the Great Barrier Reef. Wander through the ancient Daintree Rainforest, cruise through Sydney Harbour and take a day trip to the Blue Mountains to meet some unique wildlife before heading home.
Visit iconic locations across two incredible countries on this 21 day journey. You'll visit Sydney Harbour, marvel at natural wonders such as Uluru (Ayers Rock), the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest in Australia. Cross the Tasman to New Zealand and explore the Queenstown, the Southern Alps and Franz Josef Glacier before heading to the North Island. Travel through scenery straight out of the Lord of the Rings and enjoy an evening of Maori culture in Rotorua before finishing your journey in Auckland, the 'City of Sails'.
Discover the best of Australia and New Zealand in this 29 day journey. Starting in Melbourne, Australia you will drive the Great Ocean Road, before heading to Adelaide to uncork some of Australia's best wines. With time to explore iconic natural wonders including Uluru (Ayers Rock), the Daintree Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef before crossing the Tasman Sea.
From Auckland you will travel through Rotorua to witness its geothermal activity and Maori Culture, before crossing over to the South Island, driving through landscapes straight out of the Lord of the Rings on your way to Queenstown. Finally, you'll head up the West Coast, passing glaciers that land on rainforest before taking the TranzAlpine Train back to Christchurch.
This is an incredible 28 day antipodean adventure, exploring Australia and New Zealand. The trip begins in Perth, Australia, taking time to enjoy Western Australia's southern coastline, stopping in Margaret River to experience some of the country's best cuisine. Encounter Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu, and Litchfield National Parks before hitting the east coast to experience lush rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef.
In New Zealand, you will journey around the South Island, with spectacular scenery along the way. See mountains rise from the sea in Milford Sound, experience the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown, and finish with the iconic TranzAlpine Train back to Christchurch.