The cuddly giant panda is not only a national symbol of China but also their national animal. China is leading the way in preserving this wonderful species, which has been brought back from the brink of extinction, with numbers of giant pandas in China rising by almost 20% in the past decade. If you’re wondering where to see giant pandas in China, there are numerous places across the countr..
Home to some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, New Zealand is steeped in natural beauty, and one of the more unusual ways to experience this is in its caves. There are a few caves in New Zealand that are truly magical and awe-inspiring when you walk around inside, and this is because the towering walls, stalagmites and stalactites are decorated with bioluminescent glow worms. The..
If you’re keen to visit Australia’s rainforests and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience during the process, our excursion visiting Kuranda and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a must-visit during your time in Tropical North Queensland. Starting from the city of Cairns, which enjoys beautiful beaches and coastline on one side and lush green rainforests on the other, your Kuranda Rainforest adve..
Located at the northern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, Cape Reinga is a wildly beautiful region and also a place steeped in Maori tradition: the perfect destination for experiencing the real New Zealand. It’s also extremely remote; over 100km north of the nearest small town, and the meeting point of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. There are a whole host of amazing things to do in Cape Re..
Rotorua is one of the most romantic places on Earth, and when you visit it’s easy to see why. Set on the edge of Lake Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island, one of the main reasons people visit Rotorua is for its amazing geothermic landscapes. Vast lakes, incredible thermal pools and hot springs are interspersed with towering mountains and impressive volcanoes, including some which are still active..
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is often one of those places talked about as somewhere you should definitely visit at least once in your lifetime, but why visit the Great Barrier Reef? Whether it’s the amazing sights of the blue waters and colourful coral or an unforgettable marine adventure you’re after, there are plenty of reasons to visit the Great Barrier Reef. (more…)..
Covering hundreds of miles of beautiful rolling scenery and offering relaxing comfort as you gently cruise along, New Zealand rail journeys are one of the best ways to see the country and enjoy the variety of stunning landscapes in a short period of time. New Zealand train trips range from rides aboard heritage steam trains to coastal railways and scenic train rides past mountains, lakes an..
The Great Ocean Road drive is among one of the best coastal road trips in the world, spanning over 400 kilometres of Victoria’s coastline west of Nelson. Connecting Allansford near the South Australian border in the west to the surfer’s paradise of Torquay in the east, with some mesmerising sights and landmarks in between, the Great Ocean Road is simply a must-do journey when visiting Australia. I..
When you’re in the process of planning a holiday to Australia, there are lots of things to think about. After all, you are going half way around the world. Something you may have overlooked, however, is the weather. Being in the southern hemisphere, the seasons in Australia are the opposite to ours here in the UK, and so while we are in the middle of winter, it will be the summer months in Austral..
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...