Begin in Melbourne, Australia’s Cultural Capital. Referred to as the “garden city”, Melbourne is also home to a vibrant art scene and more than 460 music venues. It was named a UNESCO City of Literature, acknowledging the breadth, depth and vibrancy of the city’s literary culture. It is consistently ranked among the world’s most livable cities. Relax, and take in the beautiful galleries, culture and flavour of the city.
From there, fly to Hobart, Tasmania, the second oldest capital city in Australia. Rich with cultural heritage, Hobart also offers award winning dining, galleries, beautiful beaches and an iconic waterfront. Saturdays feature the Salamanca market, Australia’s best outdoor market.
Kangaroo Island is your next stop, and a must see for anyone going Down Under. A true natural wonder, this island is home to the richest and most diverse variety of plant life in Australia. It has been nicknamed “Australia’s Galapagos”. You will have the opportunity to meet a many of the native wildlife inhabitants, including wallabies, seals and of course, Kangaroos!
Leaving Kangaroo Island, you will then fly to Ayers Rock. This is one of the continent’s most impressive natural wonders, and is a UNESCO Heritage Site. It is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. A must see on your journey.
Next fly to Cairns to take in the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. This is where two of the world’s most incredible ecosystems converge. As a UNESCO Heritage Site, the Great Barrier reef is home to more than 1,500 species of fish and 400 types of coral, as well as home to six species of sea turtle. The Daintree Rainforest is home to hundreds of species of rare plants, birds and mammals. Truly a natural wonder.
New Zealand is next on the list. Fly from Auckland to Taupo and discover the beauty of New Zealand’s volcanic lake. Here you will find amazing waterfalls, snow capped mountains, steaming craters, geysers and the beautiful Lake Taupo, a caldera filled with blue and turquoise waters. Explore the lake on foot or by mountain bike. Breathtaking scenery not to be missed.
A short flight from Taupo lies Hawke’s Bay. This is a beautiful region devoted to orchards and vineyards. This region is a world-renown wine producer and his home to approximately 75 wineries. Relax and enjoy the regions offerings. Cheers!
Queenstown is the adventure tourism capital of the world and the next stop. Stunning scenery await at the world famous Milford Sound and its surrounding fjords, mountains and lakes. A helicopter ride is recommended to take in the amazing scenery and check out the glacier that carved this landscape. The city and surrounding area boast a great golf course, day spa, vineyard tours and award winning restaurants.
Finally, end your amazing journey in Sydney, Australia’s cosmopolitan hub. The city hosts one of the worlds largest natural harbours, on which the Sydney Opera House is located. Great restaurants, accommodation and shopping, Sydney doesn’t disappoint. Enjoy a walk through the historic district, take in a river harbour cruise or even climb the Harbour Bridge!
With so much to see and do, why wait? Book your trip to Australia and New Zealand today!