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The best places in New Zealand to experience Maori culture

New Zealand is a country with a rich and vibrant history that is still present today. Should you be visiting soon, discovering New Zealand's Maori culture will be a remarkable, eye-opening, but most of all, fun experience. So to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the most enchanting experiences to be had, take a look at our list of top Maori sites in New Zealand and be sure to take note for y..

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The Top National Reserves and Parks to Visit in New Zealand

For many of us, a trip to New Zealand involves a long haul flight. So when you touch down, the thought of being free to explore the country’s expansive national reserves and parks couldn’t sound more welcoming.   On your magnificent tour of New Zealand there is so much beautiful land to discover. And with each area possessing its own unique characteristics, choosing which ones to explore can..

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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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Our favourite food experiences at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront

When visiting a new country on an escorted tour, the doors of opportunity open when it comes to tasting new foods and delicacies. An escorted tour of South Africa is no exception, offering an abundance of delightful dining experiences. Many of our most highly recommended places to eat are on the stunning Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. Whether you’re after a quick snack, a hearty me..

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Gardens in Melbourne – a hidden paradise of tranquility!

An Australia tour wouldn't be complete without visiting Melbourne. This magnificent, vibrant city offers so much more than your standard city break. There are many amazing things to visit in Melbourne, but the exquisite garden greenery hidden amongst the city’s busy streets and towering buildings make for a delightful sight, giving you the tranquility and peace rarely found within a city. To make..

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Australia or New Zealand? Which one to pick for your dream holiday

It's a question which stumps many travellers when planning their global adventures - Australia or New Zealand? With each fascinating country offering so many unique opportunities, it can be an almost impossible task picking between guided tours of Australia and New Zealand. However, we hope to make your decision easier with a rundown of what each has to offer. (more…)..

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Essential sights in and around Durban for first timers

There’s no doubt that your spectacular South Africa Tour will be full of discovery and wonder. So much so, in fact, that you may find yourself struggling to fit in all the fantastic things to do and see. When you visit the eastern coast of South Africa there is a wealth of sights and excursions particularly in and around the city of Durban. So to help you make the most of your time when you’re loo..

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Making a Difference: South Africa’s Amazing Wildlife Conservation Projects

When you choose a holiday to South Africa, it’s likely you will encounter some of the country’s amazing animals. There are many ways to discover the South African wild animals, but it’s important to do it in an environment that’s safe for both you and these beautiful creatures. Over the years, animal conservation work has progressed and instead of trying to keep them protected behind fences, the a..

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10 of the best waterfalls in Australia and New Zealand really worth visiting!

Discovering natural wonders are often one of the most fulfilling and memorable moments of a trip. Luckily, many escorted tours to Australia and New Zealand offer an abundance of stunning natural scenery for you to immerse yourself in. We think that some of New Zealand and Australia’s most impressive landscapes feature the most majestic waterfalls. Across each of these countries, there are a large..

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art and culture in perth australia

Our top picks in Perth for amazing art and culture experiences

If you're looking for a taste of Australian art and culture, the city of Perth is hard to beat with its array of attractions ready for you to explore. With so much on offer, here's a handy guide to our top art attractions and museums in Perth: (more…)..

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