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  • 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.

 

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 the 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. On 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 offers 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, and 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 is 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 its 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!

Relax on the beach after snorkeling on your next Tahiti vacation


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  • Yasawa Island Cruise: Fiji

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Combine the Northern and Southern Yasawa Island cruises into one ultimate Fiji Island cruise. This voyage can be combined in any order with a morning stop in Nadi for some great shopping.
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  • Cairns: Tropical Beaches and Reef: Guided Vacation

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Explore the countless tropical beaches and Great Barrier Reef on Australia’s east coast during this 9-day escorted coach tour. Make your way from Cairns to the Gold Coast with stops at Kuranda, the Atherton Tablelands, Airlie Beach, Sarina, Rockhampton, Fraser Island, and Hervey Bay. Enhance your trip with the expertise of your highly trained travel director and driver.
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  • Bora Bora and Moorea Escape with Airfare

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Magical Moorea Escape with Airfare

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to Moorea for a relaxing stay at a luxury beachside resort. The Manava Beach Resort sits right on the beach on Moorea. Spend your days relaxing poolside or on the beach.
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  • Bora Bora Beach Escape with Air

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to Bora Bora and spend 8 nights at the Hotel Le Maitai Polynesia. Spend your days relaxing on the balcony of your beach or overwater bungalow.
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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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  • Tahiti For Foodies: Tahiti, Bora Bora

    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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  • Tahiti Three Island Love Affair

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Leave your worries behind as you escape to three of the most enchanting islands in French Polynesia. Split your time between premium resorts on Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Tah’aa and fill your days with beaches, coral reefs, and endless sun.
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  • Tahiti: Aranui All Inclusive French Polynesia Cruise

    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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  • Tahiti and the Pearls of French Polynesia

    MODERATE | CRUISE: Embark on a cruise through The Islands of Tahiti. Sailing round-trip from Tahiti, you’ll stop at Moorea, Huahine, Bora Bora, Taha’a, and Raiatea to visit pearl farms, tour ancient temples, and enjoy the natural abundance of French Polynesia by land and sea.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tahiti, the Society and Tuamotu Islands Cruise

    MODERATE | CRUISE: Explore the lesser-known sites of The Islands of Tahiti alongside their famous icons on this Tahitian cruise. Sailing round-trip from Tahiti, you’ll venture to the Tuamotu Islands of Makatea, Rangiroa, and Tikehau before snorkelling the famous lagoons of the Society Islands, including Moorea, Huahine, Taha’a, Raiatea, and the legendary honeymoon island of Bora Bora.
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  • Essence of Bora Bora

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy a few days in paradise on this escape to Bora Bora. Staying at a first-class resort on a private motu, you’ll have several days to snorkel through the waters, suntan on the beach, and enjoy the bounties of island life. You’ll also head on a 4x4 sunset tour on the mainland.
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  • Essence of Australia: Sydney, Rock and Reef

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Visit Australia’s must sees on this quintessential vacation. Drop anchor in Sydney’s famous harbour from the comfort of a luxury yacht. Discover the unique landscape, history and culture in Ayers Rock and then finish your vacation snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Classic Sydney and Great Barrier Reef

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Visit the two of the most popular parts of Australia, particularly for first time visitors. Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and harbourside Sydney. See the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and more, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, then get to know the secrets of the rainforest.
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  • Essence of Moorea

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Spend a few nights on the beautiful island of Moorea, the sister island to Tahiti, and enjoy the luxurious comforts of one of the best resorts in French Polynesia. Spend one day on an ATV tour across the mainland. The rest of your time is at leisure in paradise.
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  • Fiji: Mamanuca Islands Escape

    FIRST CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to the pristine Mamanuca Islands on a Fiji vacation. Staying in a romantic resort in this volcanic archipelago, you’ll be at leisure to swim the crystal-clear waters, snorkel alongside the marine life beneath the waves, and enjoy the comforts of paradise.
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  • Classic New Zealand: Small Group

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This is the ultimate classic New Zealand tour. Begin in Auckland and then it’s on to Rotorua, next head south to the capital, Wellington before embarking on a trip through the scenic South Island. See stunning Milford Sound, and enjoy the day in exhilarating Queenstown before heading into glacier country.
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  • Fijian Tropical Island Escape

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Retreat to the idyllic shores of the Mamanuca Islands on an enchanting Fiji holiday. Stay at a secluded resort in this volcanic archipelago soaking in the beauty of the South Pacific; snorkel alongside the abundant marine life of the coral reef and enjoy the comforts of paradise.
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    11 Days
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  • Ultimate New Zealand: Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Queenstown

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Embark on a journey through the scenic attractions of diverse New Zealand, staying at some of the most luxurious accommodation available in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and Queenstown. Participate as one of the crew on an authentic America's yacht in Auckland, experience one of New Zealand's best wine regions, fly over the snow capped Southern Alps and cruise magnificent Milford Sound.
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