Australasia and Pacific holidays
Australasia and the South Pacific offer travellers a wide range of holiday options and experiences for those looking for an Australia holiday, New Zealand holiday or chance to explore the picture-postcard islands close by.
People drawn to Australia and New Zealand by the wonderful combination of sights, wildlife and hospitable people will discover vast open spaces and vibrant cities, stunning panoramas and unspoilt beaches. And if food and drink are close to your heart, Pacific-rim cuisine has a well-deserved reputation, especially for seafood and world-class wine.
In Papua New Guinea you'll find one of the most culturally diverse countries on earth and, in the South Pacific, some of the most beautiful. Both can be visited independently or as extensions to Australia and New Zealand holidays.
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Essential experiences in Australasia and Pacific
Australasia and the Pacific boasts a wide range of natural wonders, with remarkable sights throughout Australia and New Zealand just waiting to be discovered.
Australasia and the South Pacific are ideal destinations for an expedition cruises, with plenty of opportunity for discovering wild coastlines, remote islands and kaleidoscopic coral reefs teeming with life.
A long-term favourite on round-the-world voyages, Australasia and the Pacific are now very much cruise destinations in their own right. And, why wouldn't they be? From iconic seaside cities to idyllic islands, this is a region tailor-made for luxury cruising.
Whether you want to see kangaroos, koalas or kiwis, Australasia and the Pacific has a wealth of endemic wildlife just waiting to be discovered in both Australia and New Zealand.
Australasia and the Pacific offer a wealth of honeymoon options for people looking to enjoy the trip of a lifetime in Australia, New Zealand or islands such as Fiji and Samoa.
Australasia and the Pacific is perfect for discovering the history and culture of the indigenous groups that live here. Discover the Aborigines, Maori and minority tribes of Papua New Guinea to get a feel for traditional Australasia.
Both Australia and New Zealand have several great railway journeys. Take the Indian Pacific Railway or ride the Ghan Railway in Australia, or take the TranzAlpine Express in New Zealand to see some of the finest landscapes in each country.
Seemingly simple to navigate, destinations in Australia and the Pacific are so vast and varied that an escorted tour is a good way of settling on what it is actually possible or realistic to see on a single trip to Australia or New Zealand.
Relax and recharge amidst Australasia and the Pacific's outstanding scenery on a spa break in Australia or New Zealand and come away refreshed and revitalised.
There are countless great beaches in Australasia and the Pacific, with superb sections of coastline in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Pacific Islands, with the Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Fiji starring.
Australasia is awash with opportunities for activity and adventure holidays; Australia and New Zealand are in fact synonymous with adventure whilst the Pacific Islands boast brilliant diving and water sports.
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This itinerary features a collection of ultra-luxurious lodges on Sydney's doorstep, from the majestic Blue Mountains to the turquoise waters of Lord Howe Island. Included gourmet dining and activities make the most of your unforgettable surroundings.
Experience Sydney like a local with this short break at a boutique property tucked away in the heart of the inner suburbs. With an included quintessential boat cruise and classic bike tour, you'll see the best of Sydney from a new perspective.
Enjoy a short self-drive itinerary to the white sand beaches of Jervis Bay, just a couple of hours south of Sydney. View wild bottlenose dolphins on a guided cruise and stay in a luxury tent among the gum trees and paperbarks.
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This tailor-made rail journey is bookended by stays in the wine-soaked Barossa Valley and Brisbane's bushland. Take in the spectacular scenery of Australia's south east, with all-inclusive dining and fine wines on board the Great Southern.
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Take to the rails on this luxury journey aboard the Indian Pacific. You'll travel across Australia’s vast outback as you journey coast-to-coast from Perth to Sydney, enjoying fine dining and tailored touring throughout.
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