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Australasia and Pacific History and culture

Australasia and Pacific History & Culture Holidays


Although Australasia and the Pacific has far less in the way of temples and palaces to explore, there is still enormous amounts of history and culture to be discovered in this region. People in Australia, New Zealand and across the Pacific Islands are hugely proud of their traditional heritage and a chance to visit these countries is a chance to get to know the locals.

In Australia, Aboriginal culture is widespread and evident in lots of different forms, whether you visit sacred sites such as Uluru or look for rock art and other evidence of their culture in the Outback or Northern Territory.

People in New Zealand are justifiably proud of their Maori heritage; the haka remains a spectacular chant and a well-known sample of indigenous heritage. Other songs, dance, mythology and legends abound and modern Maori are keen to share the stories of their roots. Visit Auckland, Eastland or Rotorua to discover what it means to be a modern Maori or take in the Te Papa museum in Wellington for the history and background to how they got where they are now.

There are literally dozens of tribes and minority groups in Papua New Guinea but the Asaro Mudmen in the highlands are probably best known, for their menacing war costumes and mesmerizing tribal dances, whilst the Melpa people of the Wahgi Valley sport impressive body art.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in Australasia and the Pacific by adding a city stay, activity and adventure holiday or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Australasia and Pacific History and culture

Pristine Tasmania ‬

14-day tailor-made cruise and stay

From wine tastings and wildlife excursions to kayaking on pretty bays and national park hikes, this small-ship cruise combines the best of Australian luxury and wilderness.

Highlights of the Top End and Red Centre

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,975 pp incl. flights

Contrast the wildlife-filled seaside and wetlands of Australia’s north with the frontier towns, indigenous culture and iconic rock formations of its heartlands.

Tasmania’s West Coast Explorer

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,760 pp incl. flights

Explore the west coast of Tasmania uncovering its dark convict past, encountering unique wildlife and travelling through some of Australia's most spectacular wilderness.

Grand Australian Discovery

21-day escorted tour from £5,475 pp incl. flights

Uncover the best of Australia's iconic East Coast and the untamed landscapes of the Red Centre with escorted tour specialists, Travelmarvel by APT.

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Top offers for Australasia and Pacific History and culture

A Taste of Australia

23-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,120 pp


Flight offer – Save up to £335 pp
Book by: 27 March 2018

Explore the delights of New South Wales before spending time in Australia’s cultural heart – the Red Centre. Finish your trip with a beach stay in tropical north Queensland.

Melbourne, the Grampians & Great Ocean Road

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,680 pp


Flight offer – Save up to £95 pp
Book by: 05 April 2018

Drive one of the world’s greatest road trips as you trace Victoria’s spectacular coastline. Swap Melbourne’s city cool for golden sands, vineyards and the Twelve Apostles.

Sydney to Byron Bay in style

18-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,435 pp


Flight Offer – Save up to £120 pp
Book by: 04 April 2018

Enjoy a luxury road trip from Sydney to Byron Bay, pausing at the mist-shrouded Blue Mountains, dolphin-rich Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley’s world-famous vineyards.

Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,460 pp


Flight & free car hire offer – Save up to £515 pp
Book by: 05 April 2018

With boutique hotel stays and car hire included throughout, this curated road trip perfectly showcases the unique cultures and natural wonders of New Zealand's North and South islands.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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