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Six films that made destinations in Australia famous

Stunning landscapes and remarkable city views are commonplace in Australia. So, it’s no surprise that moviemakers from all over the world turn to this magnificent country to be the backdrop in their films.   Whilst you’re touring this amazing country it’s likely you’ll come across many sights that have made it on to the big screen. But so you know what to look out for, below are six famous fi..

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rooibos tea south africa

Introducing Rooibos Tea, South Africa’s traditional cup!

Your dream tour of South Africa would not be complete without a taste of the famous African red bush tea. The Rooibos tea in South Africa is something you really must try. Not only does it have incredible herbal benefits, but a sip of this tea will also immerse you into the wonderful African culture through its unique aroma and taste. (more…)..

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The best souvenirs to bring back from Australia

When your trip to Australia comes to an end, you’ll be left with many amazing memories. But why not also bring a little piece of Australia back with you in the form of a souvenir or gift? To help inspire your souvenir selection from your trip of a lifetime, here are some of the traditional and quirky treats we brought home from our 'Wonders of Australia' tour. (more…)..

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New Zealand’s 7 most romantic destinations

Exploring the world with your other half is an amazing way to travel, especially when you find yourselves amidst some of the most romantic settings New Zealand has to offer. Or if you’re travelling alone, there are plenty of picturesque places for new romances to blossom. (more…)..

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The best places in New Zealand to experience Maori culture

New Zealand is a country with a rich and vibrant history that is still present today. Should you be visiting soon, discovering New Zealand's Maori culture will be a remarkable, eye-opening, but most of all, fun experience. So to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the most enchanting experiences to be had, take a look at our list of top Maori sites in New Zealand and be sure to take note for y..

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Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand

The Top National Reserves and Parks to Visit in New Zealand

For many of us, a trip to New Zealand involves a long haul flight. So when you touch down, the thought of being free to explore the country’s expansive national reserves and parks couldn’t sound more welcoming.   On your magnificent tour of New Zealand there is so much beautiful land to discover. And with each area possessing its own unique characteristics, choosing which ones to explore can..

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The Best Ways to Discover Nitmiluk National Park

If you find yourself in the northern territory of Australia, visiting Nitmiluk National Park on a tour is a must. The Park (formerly known as Katherine Gorge National Park) plays host to 13 breath-taking gorges where the Katherine River has carved its way through the landscape. The 70 metre high sandstone cliffs and stunning waterfalls make it one of the most popular national parks in Australia. F..

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Our favourite food experiences at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront

When visiting a new country on an escorted tour, the doors of opportunity open when it comes to tasting new foods and delicacies. An escorted tour of South Africa is no exception, offering an abundance of delightful dining experiences. Many of our most highly recommended places to eat are on the stunning Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. Whether you’re after a quick snack, a hearty me..

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Gardens in Melbourne – a hidden paradise of tranquility!

An Australia tour wouldn't be complete without visiting Melbourne. This magnificent, vibrant city offers so much more than your standard city break. There are many amazing things to visit in Melbourne, but the exquisite garden greenery hidden amongst the city’s busy streets and towering buildings make for a delightful sight, giving you the tranquility and peace rarely found within a city. To make..

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Australia or New Zealand? Which one to pick for your dream holiday

It's a question which stumps many travellers when planning their global adventures - Australia or New Zealand? With each fascinating country offering so many unique opportunities, it can be an almost impossible task picking between guided tours of Australia and New Zealand. However, we hope to make your decision easier with a rundown of what each has to offer. (more…)..

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