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Golden sands on Abel Tasman National Park beach

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 attract..

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Proteas Stelllenbosch Botanic Gardens South Africa

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...

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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 f..

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Whale spotting in New Zealand: Where to see them and when to go

Any tour of lush, verdant New Zealand is bound to be a breathtaking experience. There’s so much to see and do, from beautiful beaches to stunning snow-capped mountains; from cosmopolitan cities where cultures blend in a riot of colour to incredibly ancient Māori settlements. But the crowning glory of any Kiwi tour will be a glimpse of massive, magnificent whales – some of the most remarkable creat..

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Sydney harbour view from Cremorne Point

5 of the best spots to enjoy a picnic in and around Sydney

One of the great ways that you can appreciate Sydney and all its beauty is with a relaxing picnic in one of the many parks and nature spots. With stunning scenery and beautiful weather, settling down for a picnic in this bustling city should surely be on any visitor’s bucket list. We’ve picked just five of the best picnic places in and around Sydney so that when you decide to go to Australia you’l..

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8 beaches in Australia you would want to visit

The amazing beaches are one of the best reasons to visit Australia. Offering golden sands bathed in brilliant sunshine, these are the ultimate destinations in which to become a beach bum. But where are the finest beaches to savour in this vast, enigmatic continent? (more…)..

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UNESCO World Heritage sites in Australia you simply have to see

Australia is one of the most remarkable places you could ever hope to visit. The only country that’s also a continent, it’s unimaginably vast and packed with wildlife you simply won’t find anywhere else. It’s also home to no fewer than 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here are just a few of our favourites. (more…)..

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Auckland sky tower at night New Zealand

10 things you need to do on your first visit to New Zealand

A lot of people imagine that New Zealand is little more than a mini-Australia, forever in the shadow of its larger and more widely visited neighbour. Big mistake. New Zealand is a fascinating travel experience in its own right, with a unique atmosphere and some stunning scenery. Here’s what you need to know if you’re going there for the first time. (more…)..

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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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