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The Franz Josef Glacier: Facts and Figures

Situated in the spectacular Southern Alps, The Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand is a breath-taking site of natural beauty. New Zealand is known across the globe for its magnificent scenery and dramatic landscape and the glaciers of New Zealand are a prime example. Take a look below at our fascinating facts about the glacier and we can guarantee you’ll want to take a tour visiting the Franz Josef..

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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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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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10 of the best waterfalls in Australia and New Zealand really worth visiting!

Discovering natural wonders are often one of the most fulfilling and memorable moments of a trip. Luckily, many escorted tours to Australia and New Zealand offer an abundance of stunning natural scenery for you to immerse yourself in. We think that some of New Zealand and Australia’s most impressive landscapes feature the most majestic waterfalls. Across each of these countries, there are a large..

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Phillip Island – A paradise for nature lovers!

Phillip Island is an essential stop-off point on your dream Australia tour holiday. From seals and penguins to koalas and kangaroos, the island offers a generous collection of Australian wildlife. There is also a great choice of other activates like shopping, spas, a track circuit and museums. Oh and did I mention the tour of a Willy Wonka style chocolate factory? So if you’ve been wondering what..

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Visiting New Zealand’s North Island for the first time? Here’s what not to miss!

New Zealand’s North Island has many attractions, possibly too many to fit into just one trip. So if this is your first time touring the magnificent New Zealand, you’ll want to make sure that you experience the best bits.   Your New Zealand North Island itinerary should be filled with discovery, adventure and breath-taking views. So to set you on the right path, we’ve carefully selected a fant..

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Two great ways to discover the ‘Big Five’ in South Africa

A safari is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of a South Africa tour experience. The allure of getting within close proximity of the ‘Big Five’ and seeing the likes of the African lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo with your very own eyes is an exciting thought! But not everyone has the same idea as to what constitutes as their ideal safari experience. For some, it’s about exper..

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Discover the enchanting parks and gardens of Perth

Hustle and bustle is anticipated when visiting a big city. However Perth, the captivating capital of Western Australia, offers something a little more magical – something you may not have anticipated…   Impressive parks and stunning gardens can be found all over Perth, displaying fabulous water features, art and wildlife. The sheer beauty of the parks and gardens of Perth quickly make you for..

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5 reasons why you should visit Australia’s Kakadu National Park

Guided tours of Australia and New Zealand are packed full of culture, rare sights and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Many of which, can be experienced with a visit to the breath-taking Kakadu National Park in Australia. This World Heritage sight, located just three hours east of Darwin, is filled with extraordinary sights, from stunning landscapes to rare Aboriginal rock art. And that’s just fo..

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Wildlife wonders to look out for in New Zealand

On your escorted holiday to New Zealand you’ll instantly be greeted by its stunning landscapes and picturesque scenery, all of which is uniquely decorated by its native flora and fauna. The fauna in New Zealand have flourished in its generous environments and favourable climate, making a trip to this beautiful land as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the soul. (more…)..

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