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Vacations, Tours & Travel Experiences to Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific Islands


  • Australia's Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge is a must visit on an Australia vacation.
  • Cuddling a koala is a definite highlight on all of our Australia vacations.
  • All Australian tours should include a visit to Australia's most famous landmark - Ayers Rock (Uluru)
  • Explore the Southern Alps on a self drive trip when you book one of our New Zealand vacations.
  • Over water bungalows are a great way to relax on your South Pacific vacation.
  • Experience the smell of a fresh frangipani lei on your South Pacific vacation.
  • Experience tribal festival's in Papua New Guinea
  • Relax on an exotic island in the tropical South Pacific Ocean on a South Pacific vacation.
  • Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef system and a must visit on all Australia tours.

The South Pacific is a world of its own with its special character and personality. Known as Downunder to many of us living in the northern hemisphere, a journey to this region can entail any combination of countries. Most visitors usually opt for a combination of Australia and New Zealand. However, it is very easy to include other wonderful destinations either going to or returning from the South Pacific.

Want to know why we are considered the experts in travel to Australia and the South Pacific? Read 56 Reasons to Go Downunder with Goway

Travel to Australia

Australia is both a continent and an island. When planning a visit, take into consideration the diverse nature of the country. There are exciting cosmopolitan cities, tropical jungles, rainforests, mountain ranges, deserts and wine growing regions – all this in one country. Spend time in Sydney with its beautiful harbour, iconic opera house and historical Rocks district. Then move on to Melbourne, a cultural and sophisticated urban centre complete with suburban beach resorts (most of our trips to Australia include visits to both cities).

What are the top cities and places to visit in Australia?

Serene Canberra is Australia’s capital, architecturally designed as a model city. Adelaide offers not only its green parks but also the close by fascinating animal sanctuary, Kangaroo Island and the outstanding wine region of the Barossa Valley. Perth has the ocean, pleasant parks, a sunny climate and nearby wine districts. When in Brisbane, make a point of visiting the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Tropical Cairns is a major gateway to the amazing Great Barrier Reef and also the Daintree Rainforest.  The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast with their excellent beaches, both offer an escape from North America’s cold climate. 

Darwin can be combined with a visit to the extraordinary Kakadu National Park famous for its ancient rock art and waterfalls as well as its crocodiles.  Unforgettable and mysterious Ayers Rock in the Red Centre and the Olgas are easily combined with Alice Springs.  In Tasmania, you can immerse yourself in historic Hobart and take in some dramatic island scenery which includes mountains and lakes.  

 

What are the must-see attractions in Australia?

There are many other aspects to Australia. You can cruise around the Great Barrier Reef, go skiing in the Snowy Mountains, experience the Great Ocean Road with its spectacular coastline running between Melbourne and Adelaide, enjoy excellent art galleries and museums and partake in fine dining. Whatever your interests, an Australia vacation will provide it. You will certainly want to go back again once having travelled there. 

Best Time to Visit Australia

 

Travel to New Zealand

Just over the Tasman Sea, approximately a 3-hour flight away from Australia is New Zealand, a land of natural wonder with its spectacular mountains, active volcanoes, majestic fjords, picturesque lakes, bubbling hot springs, great beaches and rugged coastline. All of these ingredients are packed into two relatively small islands which can be seen and experienced while in New Zealand.

The iconic fern, the Koru, will be seen throughout your New Zealand vacation

What are the top cities to visit in New Zealand?

The subtropical North Island contrasts perfectly with the more rugged and mountainous South Island. In the North Island, Auckland makes a good introduction to New Zealand with its attractive harbour, home to thousands of sailboats. Wellington, the country’s capital, known as the country’s centre for arts and culture, is scenically located between a stunning harbour and rolling green hills. Unique Rotorua introduces you to the world of thermal activity as well as offering insights into the Maori culture. In the far north, the Bay of Islands gives you not only delightful coastal resorts but interesting history. 

Turning to the South Island, Christchurch will remind you of a typical English provincial city with its church spires, green parks and tree-lined River Avon. Queenstown is a treasure in itself with its stunning scenery, diverse outdoor activities and easy access to other interesting nearby places. It is the gateway to the dramatic Fjordland which includes the spectacular Milford Sound with its lush rainforest and majestic waterfalls and Te Anau, the starting point for several dramatic walking trails. Majestic Mount Cook cannot fail to impress with its massive, snow-clad peaks that make up the Mount Cook National Park. In the far south is Dunedin, a gracious and distinctive city with grand 19th Century buildings and beautiful gardens.

What are the top parks to visit in New Zealand?

Add to all of the above, the many beautiful national parks such as the Coromandel, the Abel Tasman and Tongariro National Parks plus the rugged coastline of the west coast of the South Island with its marine animal life, there is absolutely no doubt that a New Zealand vacation is a true scenic wonderland.

Travel to Tahiti

Definitely break your journey in one of any of the delightful, tropical islands which offer all year round great weather with guaranteed sunshine. Tahiti is the heart of Polynesian culture with its towering jagged mountain peaks, tranquil, sheltered blue lagoons and white coral sand beaches set off by turquoise waters. Take your pick from romantic Bora Bora, breathtakingly beautiful Moorea or any of the smaller, less inhabited but equally stunning islands that make up Tahiti.

About Fiji

Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands and known for its rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons. Its major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, contain most of the population. Consider a scenic cruise to the outer islands or just languish on one of the many wonderful beaches. The Cook Islands has a culture firmly anchored by traditional Polynesian values and is steeped in history. You will definitely find yourself attracted to the very friendly Cook Islanders.

Travelling to Samoa, Tonga, and Papua New Guinea

Samoa and Tonga are other stopover possibilities, each with their own special character and attractions which definitely include beautiful beaches.  For something different, head to Papua New Guinea which remains one of the world’s last frontiers where you can take a river cruise into the hinterlands of this exotic island. 

Plan to visit the South Pacific and discover a world of delights, Downunder!

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  • Bora Bora Dreaming with Airfare

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to Bora Bora for a romantic stay in paradise. This air-inclusive vacation takes you to Bora Bora for a 7 night stay at a first-class beachside resort. The InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort occupies what most people say is the most beautiful site in French Polynesia. Swim through turquoise lagoons, dine on French-inspired cuisine, and bask in the warmth of the South Pacific’s most romantic island.
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    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Relax on two of the world’s most beautiful islands on this escape to French Polynesia. Staying at first-class beachside resorts, you’ll recharge in pampering accommodations and have the freedom to enjoy the green mountains, white sands, and turquoise waters.
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  • Magical Moorea Escape with Airfare

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to Moorea for a relaxing stay at a luxury beachside resort. The Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea sits on the best beach on Moorea. Spend your days relaxing poolside, getting to know the island on a thrilling ATV ride and exploring the underwater world in a transparent kayak.
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  • Active in the Garden of Eden: Huahine

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Huahine, often called the ‘Garden of Eden’ is a dream destination for all divers, explorers, sea lovers and those who treasure vacations rich in emotion and discoveries. Stay active and see all the sites on your Goway vacation. Hike to archaeological sites, get off the beaten path by ATV and experience a true ‘sea to table’ lunch on a motu while seated at a table with your feet in the water. The Maitai Lapita Village Huahine lies between a lake and the lagoon, on an ancient archaeological site.
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  • Le Taha’a by Pearl Resorts: Idyllic Retreats Collection, including airfare

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Escape to the romantic Islands of Tahiti and stay in an overwater bungalow at a private island resort. At Le Taha’a by Pearl Resorts, you’ll have several days at leisure to enjoy the bounties of land and water. You’ll also head on a tour of Taha’a and enjoy a canoe breakfast. Includes international airfare.
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  • Essence of Tahiti and Moorea

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Spend a few days on the island of Tahiti, the centre of Polynesian culture, before continuing to its beautiful sister island, Moorea. Enjoy luxurious accommodations at your beachside resort and several days at leisure, swimming and snorkelling, as well as island excursions.
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  • Two Island Love Affair: Moorea and Bora Bora

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Escape to two of the most enchanting islands of the South Pacific on this journey through paradise. Split your time between Moorea, known for its lush mountains and valleys, and the idyllic atoll of Bora Bora to discover Polynesian culture and enjoy the white-sand beaches and warm waters of two romantic havens.
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  • Island Hopper: Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy the spoils of The Islands of Tahiti on this island-hopping beach vacation. Splitting time between first-class resorts on Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora, you’ll enjoy exquisite beachside accommodations, several jungle and lagoon excursions, and access to the endless beaches and lagoons.
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  • Adventure in Paradise: Moorea

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to Moorea for a relaxing stay in paradise. Staying at a luxury beachside resort, you’ll have several days at leisure to enjoy the island’s beaches. You’ll also set out in a transparent kayak to get up close and personal with underwater creatures and explore the island interior on a thrilling ATV ride.
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  • Luxury Honeymoon in Moorea

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Say “I do” and jet down to Moorea for a romantic honeymoon escape. Staying at the luxurious Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, you’ll have several days to relax in paradise. You’ll also head on a helicopter tour to soar above Mount Moua Puta and the spectacular landscape.
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  • Conrad Bora Bora Nui: Idyllic Retreats Collection

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Get a bird's eye view of Bora Bora's famous lagoon while you soar over Mt Otemanu in your own private helicopter. Stay at the secluded and luxurious five-star Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa. Located on a private islet off the main island of Bora Bora, nestled in a cove of white sand amongst a turquoise lagoon. This beautiful resort offers Polynesian tradition with state-of-the-art amenities; allowing guests to unwind and rejuvenate in style.
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  • Essence of Moorea and Bora Bora

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Spend a few nights on the beautiful island of Moorea and stay at a beautiful beachside resort. Then continue to Bora Bora, the jewel of the South Pacific. Stay at a first-class beach resort and have several days at leisure on the famous island paradise.
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    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the fresh flavours of Tahitian cuisine on this island escape. Split your time between first-class resorts on Tahiti and Bora Bora and enjoy the crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches of these famous islands. You’ll also dine at two celebrated restaurants on Bora Bora.
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  • Bora Bora Dream Catamaran Cruise: Raitea, Bora Bora, Taha'a, Huahine

    MODERATE | CRUISE: Experience Bora Bora, Taha'a and Huahine on a shared boutique catamaran cruise with no more than 12 guests on board. Relax on this hassle-free cruise with an experienced skipper and cook on board. Spend you days swimming and snorkeling in the most beautiful waters you have ever seen. The catamaran can also be booked as a private charter.
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  • The Brando: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: The Brando is an eco-luxury resort dedicated to realizing visitors’ South Pacific dreams with surroundings and facilities fit for Hollywood royalty. As the name suggests, the island was once privately owned by Marlon Brando. This VIP luxury vacation package includes inter-island air on The Brando's private plane, 5 nights in a 1 bedroom villa with private pool, daily spa treatments and excursions, meals and beverages and more!
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  • All-Inclusive Cruise to the Marquesas

    MODERATE | CRUISE: This two-week cruise aboard Aranui is one of the most unusual and interesting ways to island hop in French Polynesia. Aranui is a dual-purpose freighter: it is a passenger cruise carrying 200 guests to the remote Marquesas Islands, with stops at popular islands of Bora Bora and Rangiroa. Aranui also serves as a working cargo ship with crew on board carrying vital suppliers to the islands it visits.
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  • Diving Adventure: Moorea, Rangiroa

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the underwater world of The Islands of Tahiti on this diving adventure. Splitting time between Moorea and Rangiroa, you’ll have ample time at beachside resorts in between diving excursions to some of the world’s best diving sites, where you’ll spot sharks, rays, and dolphins in their natural environments.
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  • Tahiti and the Pearls of French Polynesia

    MODERATE | CRUISE: Sailing round-trip from Papeete port, Tahiti, uncover the islands of Tahiti by small ship including visits to Bora Bora, Taha'a, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, all sculpted by sky-piercing, moss-green peaks and lined with vivid turquoise lagoons.
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  • Polynesian Dream Catamaran Cruise: Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea & more

    MODERATE | CRUISE: Uncover a true Polynesian dream by cruising through beautiful clear waters. Encounter the many highlights this paradise has to offer including Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Bora Bora and more.
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  • Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is located 15 minutes from the airport by boat with exotic over-water bungalows and beachfront villas with private pools embracing operatic sunsets over the island’s primeval peaks.
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  • Essence of Tahiti

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Spend 4 days on the island of Tahiti, the centre of French Polynesian culture. Enjoy a magnificent sunset with outstanding views on Moorea's island from the lagoon of Tahiti with a cocktail in hand. Spend your nights at your stunning beachfront resort surrounded by 30 acres of lush gardens.
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  • InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa: Idyllic Retreats Collection

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Escape to Bora Bora, the most romantic island in the South Pacific. Relax in an overwater villa and enjoy the amenities of your luxury beachside resort. Explore the lagoon on a water safari and go wakeboarding or tubing in between days at leisure in paradise.
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  • Rangiroa Dream Catamaran Cruise

    MODERATE | CRUISE: Experience the Islands of Tahiti with Archipels Cruises, offering small luxury catamaran cruises through the turquoise waters of Rangiroa. Visit a traditional Polynesian village and snorkel the colourful reefs of this incredible island.
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  • St. Regis Bora Bora Resort: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: A magnificent 44 acre resort 15 minutes from the airport by boat with panoramic views fronting the main island of Bora Bora, Mount Otemanu, and the remote islands of Tahaa and Raiatea on the horizon.
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