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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 journey from £4,090 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £475 pp
Book by: 25 July 2019

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.

Kata Tjuta, Red Centre, Northern Territory, Australia

Highlights of the Top End and Red Centre

13-day tailor-made journey from £3,155 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.

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania’s West Coast Explorer

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,560 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.

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Top offers for Australasia and Pacific History and culture

Port Douglas beach, Queensland, Australia

Australia and New Zealand Discoverer

21-day tailor-made journey from £4,090 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £475 pp
Book by: 25 July 2019

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.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,075 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £175 pp
Book by: 25 July 2019

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.

The Ghan passing through The Flinders Ranges

The Ghan: luxury, wilderness & wildlife

14-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £7,580 pp incl. flights

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offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £140 pp
Book by: 30 September 2019

Combine all-inclusive luxury stays among the wildlife and spectacular natural world of Kangaroo Island and the Flinders Ranges with an epic journey on the Ghan. Expect fine dining, an open bar car and unique excursions throughout.

Maui Ultima Elite

New Zealand by Motorhome

20-day motorhome self-drive from £2,720 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £205 pp
Book by: 25 July 2019

From the subtropical beaches of the Bay of Islands, the geothermal pools of Rotorua and wine lands of Hawke's Bay to the majestic glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef and the towering peaks of the Southern Alps, New Zealand is home to some of the world's most spectacular driving routes.

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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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