Australia & Oceania
The region of Oceania encompasses some of the world’s most remote and idyllic islands. The continent of Australia forms a major part of this region and this is where most journeys begin or end.
Lynne Swinnerton has been a registered Aussie Specialist with Tourism Australia for over 20 years and she has personally made several visits to this vast country. No longer viewed as a once-in-a-lifetime destination, Australia’s epicurean and cultural experiences complimented by its diverse landscapes and climates will leave you yearning for more than one journey. The cosmopolitan coastal cities such as Sydney are an integral part of most itineraries and combine well with fly and stay, fly drive, rail and coach journeys that can lead you on to experience tropical rainforests, the sunbaked landscape of the outback and of course the island jewels that have formed on or near to the Great Barrier Reef.
The majestic scenery of New Zealand is just one reason as to why any discerning traveller should visit this stunningly beautiful country. If you have a passion for the great outdoors, every activity that you could possibly wish for can be found here. Combine this with the fascinating Maori culture, the wildlife that can be found on and around its shores, exceptional food and wine and the genuinely welcoming Kiwi people then you should have an irresistible urge to begin planning an itinerary straight away.
The many islands that make up the Pacific Rim are ideal stopovers en route to or from Australia and or New Zealand. Indeed, countries such as Fiji and French Polynesia have many islands and make an ideal cruise destination in order to experience the diversity of the islands.
Power white sands are often the order of the day and a gentle stroll will lead you in to the perfect blue marble ocean where divers and snorkelers will be in heaven amongst the beautiful reefs that thrive off the shores of many of the islands. Rainforests can also be experienced on some islands along with the culture of the Polynesian people.
The natural tranquillity of the Fijian islands is embodied in the Fijian people and they take a pro-active approach to protect their islands in order for this to remain. Eco-tourism is promoted throughout its 333 islands as well as on many other islands along the Pacific Rim.
We are able to offer quotations for holidays to the Oceania region that include the following countries:-
- American Samoa, Australia
- Cook Islands
- Fiji, French Polynesia
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Samoa, Soloman Islands