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Species of Kangaroo you can find whilst touring Australia

One of the main reasons people dream of visiting Australia is to see the wildlife, which is like no other country on the planet – with its kangaroos being one of the main draws. So before you head on an escorted holiday to Australia, why not make sure you are all clued up on the three main types of kangaroo in Australia. Read on to find out more about these fascinating creatures… (more…)..

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7 Wetlands in Australia for nature lovers!

Wetlands are a crucial part of Australia’s unique ecosystem. They protect the country’s stunning shores from waves, reduce the impact of floods, absorb pollution and enhance water quality. Equally important, they provide a habitat for countless exotic animals and plants, supporting an incredible diversity of life that can be found nowhere else. Australia has 66 wetlands of International importance..

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The Awhitu Peninsula – One of New Zealand’s Best Kept Secrets!

When flying across the world to explore New Zealand, you'll want to make sure you see all the big sights on offer – but what about New Zealand's hidden gems? Well we think that the Awhitu Peninsula is certainly one of them and is a fantastic choice when deciding what to do on an Auckland Freedom Day.   (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 wi..

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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 ev..

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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 Zealan..

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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. Luc..

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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…)..

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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..

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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..

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