Discover New Zealand

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Discover Australia

Discover New Zealand and Australia Explore the best in both New Zealand and Australia. Embark on a journey through the contemporary Middle Earth to see the remnants of ancient natural wonders in New Zealand. Then, travel to Australia and visit its famous landmarks and bustling cities.

If you’d like to discover New Zealand and Australia, you can participate in an optional snorkeling or scuba diving excursion to the Great Barrier Reef while you’re in Sydney. To cap off your journey through the natural wonders of the Norwegian fjords and Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, savor a traditional Maori feast. 

Explore Australia

Despite its size, Australia is surprisingly easy to get around in. Striking out on your own is advantageous because there are numerous established routes and countless hidden treasures to discover.

Australia is the tiniest continent on earth and one of the world’s largest countries. Australia’s capital Canberra is situated in the southeast, midway between Sydney and Melbourne, the two country’s two largest and most important cultural and economic hubs.

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, and the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef, are all popular tourist destinations in Australia. Uluru and the Australian Outback, as well as the Tasmanian wilderness, are also popular destinations. The unique wildlife also bolsters tourism to Australia found only in Australia.

Explore New Zealand

From the untamed wilderness to a rich cultural heritage in New Zealand. Find inspiration in the peaks and fjords of Norway. Calmness can be found on golden beaches that curve around calm bays.

Sightseeing, adventure tourism, hiking, and camping are some of the most popular tourist activities in New Zealand. Walking and hiking trails (often maintained by the DOC) are abundant in New Zealand, and some are well-known worldwide (such as the Milford Track). Te Araroa, New Zealand’s national walking, and cycling trail traverse the country’s length.

Australia

In addition to its stunning beaches, iconic architecture, awe-inspiring wildlife, and fascinating history. Prepare to be charmed by Australia’s carefree attitude and incredible appetite for adventure, from the bustling streets of Sydney to the vast landscapes of the Outback.

Sydney

Sydney, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities globally, is a must-see on any visit to Australia. This unique metropolis is situated on a harbor of epic proportions, with waterways winding into hidden coves and lapping at beautiful sand beaches.

In three words, you can describe Bondi Beach, which is one of the most famous in Australia: sun, sand, and the Australian obsession with relaxing and watching the world go by. Sydney and the rest of the world flock here to worship the sun, but there’s room for everyone. These famous breaks are practically a rite of passage, and a private surf lesson is the best way to get upon them.

Diverse landscapes

There are countless ways to explore Australia’s rural areas, but it can be not easy to get started because, well, there’s so much to see and do. One of the best sights in Sydney is the sapphire-shrouded mountains’ of the one million-hectare Blue Mountains/Wollemi National Park. With the world’s largest living thing, the Great Barrier Reef, the red earth and desert of The Centre, and the oldest tropical rainforest on earth, the Daintree, it’s no wonder Australia has been voted the best place in the world to visit.

The Great Barrier Reef

Simply put, the Great Barrier Reef is a work of art. You can’t help but be impressed by the world’s longest coral reef system, whether you’re snorkeling, diving, or just sailing over it. A rainforest is a great place to “jungle-surf” on zip lines after you’ve had enough of the water activities.

Wildlife

Australian animals that are only found in Australia include the Koala (a tree-dwelling marsupial that lives in coastal areas) as well as the Echidna (spiny, egg-laying anteater) and the platypus (a duck-beaver-otter hybrid), all of which are best viewed in their natural habitat in the wild.

New Zealand

As a first-time visitor, you’re sure to be amazed by New Zealand’s incredible attractions. Visiting New Zealand is a great idea for a variety of reasons. A trip to New Zealand is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In addition to its snow-covered mountains and ancient glaciers, rolling hills, and abundant wine, it is a truly unique destination.

Great culture and heritage

Observe a traditional Maori dance known as the haka, which the All Blacks rugby team performs before every match. New Zealand’s Mori culture is celebrated in everyday life, and there are numerous places to do so.

Abel Tasman National Park

Entering Abel Tasman is akin to entering a great island in some ways. Thanks to the stunning beaches and turquoise waters, they look like they belong in the Caribbean, not New Zealand. It’s a beautiful place to go hiking, with large ferns, lush trees, and a moderate climate. The Abel Tasman Coastal Walk, a 60-kilometer hike and one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks, is here.

Amazing lakes

New Zealand’s lakes range from the massive Lake Taupo to the brightly colored glacial lakes of the South Island. Lakeside highways are the backdrop for many iconic road trips, so follow them for postcard-worthy scenery at every turn. Remember to visit Lake Tekapo and the stunning Lake Pukaki. Lake Hawea is a must-see if you’re in Wanaka, and it’s only a short drive away.

Middle of earth

In New Zealand, the middle of earth was when the world of Middle-earth came to life. You’ll find locations from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy throughout the country. As well as seeing the actual Hobbit houses used in the movies, you’ll also get to see the cutting-edge Wellington studios where the films were shot. Getting to Hobbiton is best done by car if you want to see the film set in Matamata.

Home of extreme sports

Adventure-seekers from around the world flock to New Zealand to participate in a wide range of activities, from bungee jumping to skydiving to whitewater rafting. You can skydive almost anywhere; there are Shotover jets and ziplines, as well as zorbing, transalpine hiking, and paragliding; there’s also caving. If it can be done outside, New Zealand can do it.

Great wine

The quality of New Zealand wine is becoming increasingly well-known around the world. It’s a great opportunity to taste Central Otago pinot noir and Marlborough sauvignon blanc at the vineyard where they were grown.

Final thought

There are many similarities between New Zealand and Australia, including a laid-back attitude, beautiful natural scenery, and almost identical national flags. When it comes to our differences with our trans-Tasman family members, a few things separate us from them. Understandably, you’d want to visit both Australia and New Zealand in one trip since they’re so close and you’re already flying to either location.