12 days

Australia’s ultimate road trip

Barossa Valley, Eyre Peninsula and the Great Outback
Adelaide (1 days) Barossa Valley (2) Whyalla (2) Baird Bay (1) Head of Bight (1) Nullarbor (2) Kalgoorlie (1) Perth (2)
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20 days

The real Gold Coast

The best the coast has to offer between Brisbane and Cairns
Brisbane (3 days) Noosa (1) Fraser Island (3) Mon Repos Conservation Park (2) Eungella National Park (1) Whitsunday Islands (3) Townsville (2) Mission Beach (2) Cairns (3)
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11 days

Sydney to Melbourne inland

Mountain views, gold mining towns and a taste of outlaw life
Sydney (3 days) Canberra (2) Mount Kosciuszko (1) Beechworth (2) Melbourne (3)
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14 days

New Zealand wildlife and waterways

New Zealand in two weeks
Auckland (1 days) Lake Taupo (2) Marlborough Sounds (3) Kaikoura (3) Queenstown (1) Milford Sound (1) Queenstown (3)
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11 days

Bay of Islands and South Island escape

Off-the-beaten path New Zealand
Auckland (1 days) Northland (2) Christchurch (1) Hokitika (3) Queenstown (1) Milford Sound (1) Queenstown (2)
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13 days

South Island wildlife route

Whale-watching, birding and wildlife on New Zealand’s south island
Christchurch (1 days) Milford Sound (2) Stewart Island (3) Dunedin (2) Kaikoura (2) Nelson (3)
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14 days

New Zealand self drive

Wine, wildlife and winding roads
Auckland (2 days) Lake Taupo (3) Hawke’s Bay (2) Christchurch (1) Arthur’s Pass National Park (1) Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (1) Queenstown (4)
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19 days

New Zealand Lord of the Rings route

Head into Mordor, explore Isengard and chill out in Hobbiton
Auckland (1 days) Rotorua (2) Lake Taupo (3) Wellington (3) Nelson (1) Kaikoura (1) Lake Heron (1) Lake Tekapo (1) Queenstown (2) Milford Sound (1) Queenstown (1) Auckland (2)
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10 days

Northern adventure route

Adventures on New Zealand’s North Island
Auckland (1 days) Coromandel (1) Raglan (1) Rotorua (2) Lake Taupo (2) Wellington (3)
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10 days

Southern adventure loop

Thrill seeking around South Island
Christchurch (1 days) Lake Tekapo (1) Queenstown (2) Wanaka (2) Franz Josef Glacier (2) Christchurch (2)
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20 days

North to south white knuckle

Epic adventures from North to South Island
Auckland (1 days) Coromandel (1) Raglan (1) Rotorua (2) Lake Taupo (2) Wellington (2) Kaikoura (1) Christchurch (1) Lake Tekapo (1) Queenstown (2) Wanaka (2) Franz Josef Glacier (2) Christchurch (2)
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  • New Zealand

    New Zealand

    Adventures at the end of the earth
    New Zealand is nothing short of epic...
  • Australia

    Australia

    Iconic cities, awe-inspiring outback and everything in between
    For some, it’s the nature — kangaroos bounding through vineyards or hundred-strong shoals swarming around kaleidoscopic coral on the Great Barrier Reef...

Where to go in Oceania

Our recommended places

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand is nothing short of epic.

With hundreds of national parks, world-class ski slopes, pristine hiking trails, and picture-perfect beaches, no one leaves New Zealand disappointed.

From the Northland’s perfect coastline and near-tropical summer climate, to the adrenaline-fuelled adventures in Queenstown, you’ll find something to suit your holiday style.

Whether that’s mellow and meandering road-trips or action-packed wild adventures, New Zealand’s stunning scenery is your constant travel companion — as well as the deep Māori culture.

Pack your hiking boots and a spare memory card for your GoPro, because New Zealand is waiting to be explored and there’s plenty to see and do to fill your soul with memories.

Australia

Australia

For some, it’s the nature — kangaroos bounding through vineyards or hundred-strong shoals swarming around kaleidoscopic coral on the Great Barrier Reef. For others, it’s the big open spaces — vast outback, ruggedly ancient rock formations and long, empty white-sand beaches. Some may hone in on the coffee, food and wine, others the chance to see the world from a very different perspective with indigenous cultural experiences.

Diversity of landscape, adventure and a sense of freedom are Australia’s lures, but the infrastructure is strong, the stories are fascinating and indulgence is always an option. Big experiences with low stress are what Australia is all about.

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