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..
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..
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..
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...
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..
Melbourne is a destination full of international chefs providing authentic Australian dishes alongside some of the best European delicacies. For culinary travellers Melbourne offers one of the most unique dining experiences in the world. If you are visiting Melbourne for the first time, make sure to visit some fabulous restaurants and experience the unforgettable culinary delights that this city h..
Auckland, in New Zealand’s North Island, is the country’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, including the biggest Polynesian population in the world. It’s a truly fascinating place to visit, with a wealth of free attractions – and a glorious cityscape surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, verdant rainforest and dozens of dormant volcanoes. Here are the places from which you can see the city at its ve..
The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets. Just three hours’ drive or a 35-minute flight north of Auckland, this subtropical paradise boasts no fewer than 144 stunning islands. Paihia is just one of the many charming villages in Bay of Islands and is the gateway to the region’s fantastic sites for diving, but it’s also an amazing destination in itself. Here are just a few of its..
South Africa is an amazing cultural experience. The sights, the sounds, the smells – and the tastes – will stay with you forever. Our flexible escorted tours of South Africa can take you to cosmopolitan Cape Town, the lush and verdant Garden Route and lively Durban plus many more destinations. Here’s what you should eat along the way. (more…)..
Situated in Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is a beautiful city that shouldn’t be missed on a trip down under. Perfectly located near to both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, this is a stop with plenty of natural wonders that are bound to take your breath away. You'll want to make the most of your time in Cairns as this is a city with unforgettable experiences at every turn. (..