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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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6 reasons to visit Victoria Falls – The World’s largest waterfall

When heading on an African adventure there will certainly be an endless list of places on your bucket list and Victoria Falls is definitely one you will want to cross off. The world’s largest waterfall which straddles the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe is deservingly one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Take a look at our 6 reasons below to makes sure you know why to visit Victoria Falls..

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Hop aboard New Zealand’s most scenic rail journey – The TranzAlpine Express

When deciding on our top ten unmissable attractions in New Zealand the TranzAlpine rail journey easily made the list. But in order to give you a true taste of just how fantastic an adventure onboard will be, we thought we’d need to tell you a little more about it…   On a guided tour of New Zealand, there’s a lot of travelling required for you to discover all the country’s highlights and hidde..

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5 of the best places to shop in Melbourne

Whether you’re looking for the perfect outfit or souvenirs to take home to your family and friends, a shopping day can be a perfect addition to a trip. As one of Australia’s largest cities, Melbourne is full of shopping quarters, each with something different to offer. If it’s your first time in Melbourne then exploring the markets, shopping centres and bustling streets can be excellent way to get..

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5 must-see stops on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most incredible highways, winding for hundreds of kilometres along the coast of Victoria next to the breath-taking Southern Ocean. Taking a drive with views of magnificent cliffs, rolling national parks, historic ports, spectacular mountains, and beautiful beaches is must-do for all visitors down under. With so many spectacular sights to see, take a look..

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New Zealand’s best beaches

As an island nation, New Zealand has close ties to the sea and its people love beach life.  Australian beaches may be better known, but New Zealand has beaches which rank among the world’s best. Which beaches in New Zealand are the nation’s favourites, which should not be missed when you visit this beautiful country?   (more…)..

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Top 5 water activities to enjoy in Bay of Islands

Boasting 144 breathtaking islands, it’s clear to see why New Zealand’s Bay of Islands is one of the country’s most popular natural beauties. New Zealand tours with Distant Journeys gives you the chance to discover all the activities that the Bay of Islands has to offer. With so much to explore, you certainly won’t be struggling for things to do. With its endless crystal waters, an obvious place to..

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The best Great Barrier Reef activities you can enjoy in just a day

One of the world’s most popular attractions is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. All year round, tourists flock to the city of Cairns to experience this magical wonder. However, many often ask if it’s possible to enjoy most of the Great Barrier Reef in a day. So, let us reassure you by saying you can – some Great Barrier Reef day tours give you the option to do it all, so there’s no need to worry ab..

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8 experiences not to be missed in Uluru (Ayers Rock)

A trip to Australia isn’t complete without a visit to Uluru and its surrounding area. This incredible location gives you the ultimate outback experience with its unique wildlife and red rock landscapes creating a mysterious and intriguing backdrop. Ayers Rock is brimming with authentic attractions, allowing visitors to really immerse themselves in the beauty of the Australian outback, and we have..

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What makes New Zealand’s North and South Islands so unique?

When planning your trip to New Zealand, you’ll soon discover that there are two sides to this wonderful country. There is the North Island which features the popular Bay of Islands and Rotorua. Then you have the South Island with other highlights, such as Milford Sound and Franz Josef. There are contrasting, but equally as exciting, experiences that make both worthy of a visit, so make sure you ch..

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