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.
Two incredible countries in 21 days, we have selected the best spots to experience the very different natural wonders of each country.
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.