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4 of Melbourne’s biggest events

Melbourne is one of Australia’s most thriving and lively cities, bursting with exciting attractions and events with something for everyone to enjoy. Many city-wide, national and international events fill the calendar each year, meaning that during your time in the city it’s highly likely that you’ll be able to experience one of these incredible events for yourself. Take a look below for the top events in Melbourne that shouldn’t be missed on a trip down under…   (more…).. Read More >


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Top 3 Unmissable Wine Tours in Australia

Australia – the only country that’s also a continent – is a unique destination. Its sheer scope and scale, and its distinctive flora and fauna, much of which cannot be found anywhere else on earth, make it a remarkable experience, and its unimaginably vast and desolate outback, cosmopolitan cities and beautiful beaches have rightly become world-renowned. It has also become famous for its superb wines, and the verdant scenery in its wine-growing regions rivals anything to be found in Europe. We’v.. Read More >


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10 amazing facts about New Zealand that you need to know

One of the world’s most intriguing countries, New Zealand is loved by travellers the world over. Even though it’s well-known for its stunning scenery and relaxed way of life, there is still plenty that visitors might know about this fantastic country. So before you head off on a magnificent New Zealand tour, why not get all clued up. Take a look below for our top interesting facts about New Zealand… (more…).. Read More >


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Four experiences to enjoy in and around Alice Springs

Located almost in the geographic centre of Australia sits the small town of Alice Springs, with a population of only around 29,000 people. This might not be a bustling city, but you certainly won’t be short of things to do here. With this fascinating town situated in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, it offers up some of the most unique and unforgettable experiences you will ever encounter. Luckily Alice Springs is a top stop on this tour of Australia and includes a Freedom day so that you ca.. Read More >


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The 6 best things to do on a visit to Queenstown, New Zealand…

Sitting on the shore line of the magnificent Lake Wakatipu with the Southern Alps as a back drop, Queenstown New Zealand offers up a view like no other town. When heading on your escorted tour to New Zealand, you will be treated to a few freedom days so that you can explore the town and its beautiful surroundings. Take a look below for out top tips on what to do in Queenstown… (more…).. Read More >


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6 animals you can spot on Kangaroo Island

Part of the appeal of visiting Australia is getting the chance to see some truly extraordinary wildlife in their natural habitats that we would never get the chance to see in the UK. With one of Distant Journeys’ Australian tours, you’ll have several opportunities to meet the diverse array of wildlife that call Australia their home, with Kangaroo Island being just one of the places you’ll be lucky enough to visit. (more…).. Read More >


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Cool rooftop bars in Sydney to get the best views

Sydney is arguably the most exciting city in the Southern Hemisphere and certainly the most cosmopolitan. According to the 2011 census, more than 250 different languages are spoken here and more than a third of the population was born overseas, making Sydney a unique melting pot of different cultures and traditions. The city is as famous for its distinctive skyline – particularly the iconic Sydney Opera House – as its diversity, and the best way to drink in this unforgettable panorama is from on.. Read More >


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Abel Tasman National Park: Small but mighty

As part of one of our New Zealand escorted tours, you will get the opportunity to visit the city of Nelson; the oldest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Whilst in Nelson, you will have a day to explore the city and its surrounding areas, with the option of taking a tour of the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. It’s no surprise that this national park is one of our 10 unmissable tourist attractions in New Zealand, the natural beauty of the park certainly speaks for itself. (more…).. Read More >


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5 peaceful and relaxing botanical gardens in South Africa

South Africa is a country of incredible contrasts, where cultures meet and mix in fascinating ways. But it’s not just a place of bustling cities, world-class shops, unique restaurants and great nightlife – it’s also home to some of the world’s most lovely botanical gardens. So when you’re enjoying a spectacular tour of South Africa, make sure you take some time out to visit these oases of calm.   (more…).. Read More >


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Discover Fraser Island with these 7 things to do

Fraser Island is one of the most remarkable destinations on earth. In fact, it’s the only place in the world where tall rainforests grow on sand dunes, and it’s home to 72 different colours of sand – mostly vivid reds and yellows. 76 miles long and nearly 14 miles wide, it’s the largest sand island on the planet and a World Heritage Site in its own right, placing it on an equal footing with more famous Australian attractions such as Uluru/Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Here are a few unf.. Read More >


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