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Discover the magnificent landscape of Glenorchy in New Zealand

You may never have heard of New Zealand’s hidden treasure Glenorchy, but if you’ve watched the Lord of the Rings films then you will certainly have seen it. One of the most spectacular and otherworldly landscapes on earth, Glenorchy was the perfect setting for Middle Earth, including Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, the Misty Mountains and Ithilien. (more…).. Read More >


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10 fascinating facts about Bangkok

Bangkok is just one of the incredible cities that you can spend a 2-night stopover on your inbound or return flight when heading on a tour with Distant Journeys. It's no surprise that this bustling city has become increasingly popular over the years, with so many things to do in Bangkok you really will be spoilt for sights to see, foods to sample and streets to wander.   (more…).. Read More >


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Five must try traditional Australian foods

When jetting across the world on a trip down under, spending time sampling and tasting foods is an excellent part of the experience. Today, many Australian restaurants display multicultural menus for a modern-day palate, offering visitors foods from all across the globe. Australia however has a unique culinary history and has plenty of traditional foods that are certainly worth a try when heading on a combined tour visiting Australia and New Zealand. (more…).. Read More >


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Sydney: a city of exceptional culture

Sydney is one of the planet’s most cosmopolitan cities: an incredible melting pot of cultures and influences. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s home to some of the most remarkable cultural attractions in the Southern Hemisphere – if not the entire world. Here are just a few of the reasons culture vultures should take a flight Down Under.   (more…).. Read More >


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13 Examples of Australian Slang You May Not Have Heard

Though the UK and Australia are close cousins, each country still has its own unique slang and vocabulary which not only sets it apart from the other but also causes confusion between tourists and natives. So if you are wanting some tips for your first time in Australia, having a peek at some Australian expressions is an excellent place to start. (more…).. Read More >


Uluru viewing area at sunrise

Take a tour around Uluru that you’ll never forget

Along with Sydney Opera House, Uluru/Ayers Rock is probably the most iconic image of Australia. This breathtaking sandstone rock formation stands 1,142 feet high, with a circumference of almost six miles, and famously appears to change colour at different times of day – glowing an eerie red at dawn and sunset. (more…).. Read More >


Great barrier reef aerial view

4 great attractions to explore in and around Cairns

Situated on the coastline of beautiful tropical Queensland, Cairns is one of Australia’s most exciting cities with plenty of great experiences to enjoy and beautiful landscapes to feast your eyes upon. You'll certainly want to ensure you make the most of Cairns as both in the city and its surrounding areas are sights and even natural wonders that really can't be seen anywhere else on earth. Below are just 4 of the top attractions around Cairns that we can guarantee you will not want to miss….. Read More >


Gin and Tonic with lime

Mix it up with the best bars in Sydney

After a busy day exploring Sydney, a relaxing evening complete with a cool beverage is a wonderful way to wind down. But how would you like to relax in a fabulous Australian bar, promising glamourous themes, authentic cocktails and spectacular views, all in the heart of Australia’s most popular city? Well, when heading on an escorted group tour of Australia you'll have plenty of opportunities to do exactly that. We've put together a list of some of the top bars in Sydney so that you'll know exac.. Read More >


Franz Josef Glacier landscape South Island New Zealand

The legend of the Franz Josef Glacier formation

When heading on a tour to New Zealand from the UK, you will have the opportunity to feast your eyes upon the Franz Josef Glacier, a beautiful and breath-taking sight that is a must-stop for every visitor. Still to this day a Maori legend is told to explain the formation, a terribly tragic story of a young woman’s love and heartbreak that led to her becoming the creator of the Franz Josef Glacier. (more…).. Read More >


colourful hot air balloons flying above blue skies

Three of the best hot air balloon experiences in Australia

Australia – the only country that’s also a continent – is one of the most remarkable places on earth. It’s not just the incredible contrast in landscapes, from stunning tropical beaches to verdant rainforest to the supremely desolate Outback, but the sheer unrivalled scale that makes it the ultimate travel destination. And how better to survey these lofty landscapes than from a hot air balloon, drifting gently on the warm currents? Here are three Australian ballooning experiences you will simply.. Read More >


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Australia & New Zealand
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