Australia & New Zealand
Experience the unparalleled beauty of nature combined with bustling urban landscapes in Australia and New Zealand. Australia has a very diverse geography and boasts mountains, rainforests, beautiful beaches, and the world's largest coral reef system. The cities in Australia are buzzing with amazing nightlife and cultural events, and a fantastic music scene. With its beautiful rugged terrain and volcanic landscapes, New Zealand is a paradise for the adventurous, with regular activities including bungee jumping, rafting, and spelunking (caving). New Zealand is not only known for its stunning scenery (as seen in The Lord of the Rings) but also for its lively culture and impressive wine industry.
Cities & Ports in Australia & New Zealand
Check out some things to do in the top destinations in Australia and New Zealand...
Get a bird's eye view of the city from the top of the SkyTower and enjoy a delicious rack of New Zealand lamb while dining at its 365-degree rotating restaurant. Viaduct Harbor is also a popular spot to eat and grab a drink, for tourists and locals alike. Walk to the top of One Tree Hill and learn a little about the fascinating history of the native Māori people along the way. Don't miss a Māori cultural performance at the Auckland Museum!
Explore the Great Ocean Road to get a true taste of Australia's beautiful coastline. Travel the road all the way to London Bridge, a natural arch that was formed by a gradual process of erosion and, until 1990, formed a complete bridge. This scenic drive is known as one of the best places in Australia to see koalas in the wild! Get spectacular views from 88 floors up in the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing platform, the Eureka Skydeck 88.
Sydney has one of the most recognizable skylines in the world, with the Harbor Bridge and exquisite Sydney Opera House. Visit Sydney Wildlife World, where you will get a sneak peek into the typical habitats of Australian wildlife, such as koalas and wallabies. Catch a game of rugby at ANZ Stadium, or take a one-day eco-tour from the city to the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves.
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is not only a cultural hub, but it is also the gateway to the wine country on the southern side of the North Island. Within a few hours' drive of Wellington, you can visit a plethora of wineries, where you can sample some of the region's finest Sauvignon Blanc. Visit the Museum of New Zealand (Te PapaTongarewa) and explore the many different floors of historical artifact exhibits, engaging science activities, and even an earthquake simulator! From Wellington, you can also catch a ferry to the South Island.