Highlights of Australia & New Zealand
It’s a long way to the South Pacific, but a tour to Oceania is worth it, especially for the diversity and range of its wild landscapes. The island nations of Australia and New Zealand are a haven for those who like the outdoors, are adventure seekers, or want to explore the region’s very unique animal life. But, if you happen to prefer the energy and vibe of cosmopolitan cities and towns instead, you will not for a moment be disappointed.
Few places embrace and take advantage of their waterfront locations the way the cities of this region do. From Sydney, Australia to Queenstown, New Zealand, spectacular harbor locations are embraced and showcase their very best. Each regional city, from Melbourne and Adelaide, to Auckland and Wellington, has its own exciting cultural offerings in the form of art galleries, museums, and a rich performing arts scene. Cafés, craft beer pubs, clubs are all very much part of the lively city experience, ensuring every gastronomic desire is fulfilled.
Beyond the world-renowned wines produced in Australia’s Barossa Valley or New Zealand’s Marlborough region, there are numerous vineyards producing fantastic boutique wines that you can visit. These are complemented by fine restaurants serving modern cuisine, created from the freshest local ingredients. No trip to the region is complete without a “barbie”, or barbeque, an integral part of both Aussie and Kiwi culture. It’s a perfect extension of their great love of food and outdoor life.