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Australasia and Pacific History and culture

Australasia and Pacific History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

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

Port Douglas beach, Queensland, Australia

Australia and New Zealand Discoverer

21-day tailor-made holiday from £4,115 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made holiday combines the best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. You'll explore New Zealand's world-famous glaciers and remote fjords with a self-drive before discovering Australia's sacred Ayers Rock, stunning beaches and delightful waterside cities.

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

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.

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania’s West Coast Explorer

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,470 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.

Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Melbourne, the Grampians & Great Ocean Road

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,665 pp incl. flights

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

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Top offers for Australasia and Pacific History and culture

Queenstown, New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,865 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £105pp
Book by: 05 March 2020

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.

Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

New Zealand Getaway

19-day escorted tour from £3,645 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £400pp
Book by: 29 February 2020

This New Zealand Getaway, Travelmarvel by APT escorted tour offers great value and is ideal for those looking to see all the highlights of New Zealand in the company of others, with expert guides and a comfortable hotel at the end of your action-packed days.

Self Drive, Mt Cook, New Zealand

New Zealand Wonderland

20-day escorted tour from £5,095 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £500pp
Book by: 29 February 2020

Discover the best New Zealand has to offer on this comprehensive and popular and fully-guided tour with APT Touring.

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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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