When heading down under you'll want to make sure that you see all of the spectacular scenery that this fantastic country has to offer, and there is no better way than on an unforgettable train journey. The Ghan rail tour in Australia follows an epic stretch of railway that connects the north and south taking you through scenic towns, mountains, rivers, farmland and of course, the pure Australian o..
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…)..
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…)..
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..
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…)..
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…)..
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…)..
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..
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 d..
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...