AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC
The land of adventure with remarkable landscapes and iconic sights.
With much on offer other than a 'beach and Barbie' holiday, Australia appears high on wish lists and on once-in-a-lifetime things to do.
This vast country will certainly take several visits to see all it has to offer. The blues and turquoises of the Great Barrier Reef, the deep red soils of the outback and the different shades of green of the tropical rainforest makes this a very colourful country. The land of adventure, with remarkable landscapes and iconic sights means Australia is often voted the world’s most desirable destination by UK travellers.
Kia Ora – Welcome to New Zealand, an awe-inspiring land, consisting of three main islands, North Island, South Island and Stewart Island and a population of less than four million people. Here you can experience magnificent coastal scenery, snow capped mountains that sweep down to mysterious fiords, dense rainforests and of course you can expect a very warm Maori welcome from the folk who call their land “God’s Own Country”.
New South Wales
Home to Sydney, one of the world’s favourite cities. Climb to the summit of Sydney Harbour Bridge for stunning views of the Opera House. Head for the Blue Mountains National Park or hang out like a local on the white-sand beaches at Byron Bay.
Australia’s “Sunshine State”, so slip on a t-shirt and slop on the sun screen as temperatures soar. Combine the action-packed playground of the Gold Coast with one of nature’s finest spectacles of all, the Great Barrier Reef.
There is so much to do in the Northern Territory, a land of extreme contrasts. The monolithic Ayers Rock, dramatic Kings Canyon and of course Alice Springs. At the opposite end of the scale is the tropical “Top End” with its wetlands, abundant wildlife and the capital city of Darwin.
The state of South Australia produces over half of the country’s wine. A whole holiday could be spent just wine tasting! Every visitor to this region should visit the beautiful city of Adelaide, with its leafy streets and gourmet restaurants. Experience too the wilds and wildlife of Kangaroo Island or cross the Outback to the quirky town of Coober Pedy.
Explore cosmopolitan Perth, the laid back capital city. Perth is home to pristine beaches and beautiful parks. Western Australia is the largest state of all and covers everything you can imagine an Australian holiday to be. Remote tropical Islands, coastlines that are home to whale sharks and dolphins. Kangaroos and koalas roam freely in the state that experiences more days of sunshine than any other.
The smallest mainland state boasts a wealth of natural wonders including the Twelve Apostles, the eroded limestone rock formations that can be seen from the Great Ocean Road. Make time to discover Melbourne, the multi-cultural city and sport and shopping capital, a mix of old and new.