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Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia

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Few places can evoke such spectacle as the must-see destinations of Australia & New Zealand that you can visit during your trip.

From hopping marsupials to enchanting cultures, shimmering red deserts to dramatic turquoise fjords. Famous attractions effortlessly touch as you explore the world’s largest reef, the oldest living rainforest, famous movie sets, and a succession of dazzling cities surrounded by nature.

Ethereal landscapes provide the backdrop across Oceania to create a dozen distinct ecosystems dramatically juxtaposed. With soft-spoken flair and unforgettable natural grandeur,  you can enjoy the essential destinations of Australia & New Zealand as you discover the highlights that can make you feel alive.

1. Immerse yourself in Famous Cosmopolitan Ambiance | Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland

Melbourne, Sydney, and Auckland are shaped by the landscape, effortlessly blending inimitable city life with vibrant nature. Sydney provides celebrated allure; sophisticated Melbourne is centered around its river and beaches, while Auckland epitomizes the laid-back rhythm of the islands. Each makes a stunning place to start or end your adventure.

Highlights Melbourne, Sydney, & Auckland: Federation Square | Royal Botanic Gardens | Sydney Opera House | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Sky Tower Auckland | Waitemata Harbour

2. Find the Comparisons with Middle Earth | Matamata

Meander through the seemingly fictional landscape and discover innumerable spots that have graced the big screen; the journey is packed with intriguing twists and photography-worthy brilliance. You can immerse yourself in the point where the naturally cinematic landscape blends with the movie set to find how the fantastical ambiance of New Zealand becomes part of the fantasy.

Highlights of Matamata: Wairere Falls | Hobbiton | Alexander Farm | The Green Dragon Inn

3. Lose yourself in Endless Expanses of White Sand and Coral | Great Barrier Reef

Indulgent beaches cover Australia’s idyllic coastline. Nowhere on the planet can offer such dazzling choices both above and below the water with countless islands and pristine blue waters in which to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Whether scuba diving along the drop-off or sailing in search of sea turtles, the Great Barrier Reef is much more than just the coral and embodies the scenery and marine life it supports.

Highlights of the Great Barrier Reef: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park | Whitsunday Islands | Whitehaven Beach | Fitzroy Island | Green Island | Magnetic Island

4. Indigenous Cultures Protect the Continent’s Beauty

With the Maori and Aboriginal tribes having preserved the natural landscapes for millennia, ancient traditions and culturally authentic experiences await everyone with an open heart and mind. From warrior welcomes to evocative rock art, discovering bush tucker to roasting meat on volcanic rock, these immersions in local culture have a pure legitimacy that opens your eyes to a different relationship with the land, sea, and history.

Highlights of Rotorua & Port Douglas: Rotorua Lakeside Trail | Waimangu Volcanic Valley | To Wairoa | Four Mile Beach | Mossman Gorge | Daintree Rainforest

5. Allow Nature to Unfurl a Hypnotic Spell | Fiordland National Park, Great Ocean Road

Take a journey through some of the planet’s most dramatic landscapes in Australia and New Zealand. Cross the Fjordlands National Park and cruise on Milford Sound to find an incredulous expanse of blue water, thunderous waterfalls, and towering peaks. Weave down the Great Ocean Road in Australia to marvel at shimmering cliffs, phantasmal rainforests, and imposing rocky outcrops that stand isolated in the ocean. Together, you can embrace the planet’s natural spectacle shaped only by the elements and time.

Highlights of Fiordland National Park & Great Ocean Road: Milford Sound | Doubtful Sound | Te Anau | Port Campbell National Park  | Torquay | Twelve Apostles

Find the Best Australia & New Zealand Destinations for You

Cherish the colorful marine life at the Great Barrier Reef and capture the picturesque beauty of epic scenery at Fiordland National Park when you explore Australia and New Zealand. Famous destinations like the Great Ocean Road and Rotorua represent only a fraction of the enticing places you can visit in Australia and New Zealand with more inspiration found on our Australia & New Zealand Tours. Complete a Trip Request or call us on 1-888-265-9707 to speak with an Australia & New Zealand travel specialist who can make your dream trip a reality.

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