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Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Vacation Packages

Enjoy beaches, mountains, wine, tropical rainforests, unusual wildlife and beautiful weather on these island nations.

Visit the Southern Hemisphere islands of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific to enjoy spectacular beaches, forested hinterlands and Polynesian cultures. 

Australia is a vast country of sophisticated cities and beautiful landscapes. On the southern shores, follow the Great Ocean Road to enjoy a celebrated scenic drive. Visit Bells Beach, home of a World Championship Tour surfing competition. 

Drive farther on to see the 12 Apostles natural rock sculptures rising dramatically out of the sea. In Melbourne, watch cricket and rugby matches, visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and sample Yarra Valley wines. 

Continue north to Canberra, Australia’s capital, to see impressive government buildings, monuments and galleries. Farther north, Sydney is noted for its striking opera house and harbor bridge, beautiful beaches, the Taronga Zoo and Hunter Valley wines. Learn about Australia’s indigenous people at the Australian Museum.

The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are known for surfing. See this for yourself in the town named Surfers Paradise. Nearby Brisbane is a sophisticated city straddling a winding river. Enjoy the koala sanctuary and venture into hinterland wilderness. 

Visit Port Douglas and Cairns in the far north to see the Great Barrier Reef, ideal for snorkeling, diving or viewing colorful fish and coral from a glass-bottom boat. See kangaroos, cassowaries and other animals at the Wildlife Habitat and exotic birds in the Daintree Rainforest. 

Fly west to enjoy other famous Australia areas including the giant red rock of Uluru, the Barossa Valley wines of Adelaide and food and wine tours of Perth

New Zealand is actually two islands. On the North Island, visit Auckland to sail from its lovely harbor and appreciate multiethnic culture and food. Drive to Rotorua to experience sulfur springs, cooking corn on the cob over the hot steam eruptions or relaxing in a natural hot tub. Continue to the southern city of Wellington, the capital, to enjoy a beautiful harbor surrounded by cultural attractions.

The South Island has mountains, glaciers, fjords and blue-green glacial lakes that provided Mount Cook and other locations as fantasy film settings for The Hobbit. Visit Christchurch where the indomitable spirit of its residents has helped to maintain colorful gardens and rebuild the city after a devastating earthquake. Queenstown has an eclectic community of backpackers, artists and adventure seekers. Ski, rock climb and bungee jump. Enjoy New Zealand wines throughout the country.

Elsewhere in the South Pacific, explore islands that were described by James Michener as having “endless ocean” with “coconut palms nodding gracefully” and “lagoons, lovely beyond description.” Find this beautiful scenery at Fiji, Samoa, the Cook Islands and French Polynesia. Learn about the Polynesian explorers who once sailed the high seas in outrigger canoes.


Guide to Exploring Australia - New Zealand and the South Pacific


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The Victoria Hotel Melbourne £49
Reviewed on 17 Jun 2019
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The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
     
    4.2 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Great location. Easy walking distance from public transport and short easy stroll to Rod Laver Arena and MCG. Friendly Staff. The foyer was very inviting. Vic's Bar situated in the hotel had a great atmosphere. Room was clean and vey spacious for 3 people. 11 am check out on Sunday meant a little ...

    Swissotel Sydney £101
    Reviewed on 12 Jun 2019
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    Swissotel Sydney

    Swissotel Sydney

    68 Market Street, Sydney, NSW
       
      4.6 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Excellent location and excellent service level. Would definitely stay here again.

      Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park £109
      Reviewed on 10 Jun 2019
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      Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

      Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

      161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW
         
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The hotel was perfect - very clean, very nice staff. Experience of the Sheraton Club room was a bonus.

        Space Hotel - Hostel £52
        Reviewed on 9 Jun 2019
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        Space Hotel - Hostel

        Space Hotel - Hostel

        380 Russell Street, Melbourne, VIC
           
          4.2 of 5
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Good location big kitchen I was able ti change rooms upon request

          Citadines on Bourke Melbourne £90
          Reviewed on 17 Jun 2019
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          Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

          Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

          131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC
             
            4.5 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            My family and i stayed for a week, excellent location thats convenient with many food outlets, city tram stop right at door step. Staff we nice and attentive to our needs, room is pretty spacious and clean.

            Rydges World Square £90
            Reviewed on 11 Jun 2019
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            Rydges World Square

            Rydges World Square

            389 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great location, easy to go around. Overall I am pleased with the hotel, only one thing sometimes it is hard while travelling with baby and need to wait until 2pm to check in. Otherwise all was very good

              Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne £57
              Reviewed on 18 Jun 2019
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              Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

              Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

              328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC
                 
                4.3 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Beautiful hotel, well located, and rooms are modern and clean. The staff are very friendly. The only negative was we returned at about 10.20pm after dinner looking forward to a drink before going to bed to find the hotel bar was closed. Otherwise great value for money.

                Sofitel Sydney Wentworth £100
                Reviewed on 17 Jun 2019
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                Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

                Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

                61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  It was close to everything and the hotel had everything and it was very nice place

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