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Destination Guide

Destination Guide

How Many Countries Can You Visit on New Year’s Eve?

The end of December is fast approaching and the year 2018 will be with us before we know it. If you’re the type to party the night away, there is an abundance of celebrations waiting for you all over the globe over the48-hour period that makes New Year’s Eve.   Let’s assume you were a billionaire. (Feels good, doesn’t it?) Now let’s give you a private jet. (Get you!) It would be good to note,..

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The top animal and wildlife islands in the world

Cute, cuddly and a little wild. Ray Mears that is, not the animals he meets on his latest adventures in the Australian Wilderness. In his latest show (hitting our screens this October) Ray visits Kangaroo Island, and there’s no prizes for guessing what he finds there. This got us thinking: what other islands are named after their resident wildlife? If you love adventure, animals and travelling, th..

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Adelaide – Destination Guide

Sights and experiences To help you make the most of your stay in Adelaide during your tour of Australia, we’ve put together our pick of the best things to do, places to visit and sights to see while you’re here. North Terrace Your sightseeing in Adelaide should really start on its most-loved boulevard, North Terrace. Whether you’re interest lies in art, history, or a combination of the two, North..

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Queenstown – Destination Guide

Queenstown is world famous as one of the centres of New Zealand’s tourist industry, and for good reason. The city sits on the edge of the beautiful Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by stunning scenery. Our Highlights of Australia and New Zealand and Magnificent New Zealand tours both stop here, so here are some details of exactly what there is to see in the area. Sights and Experiences Lake Tekapo..

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Franz Josef – Destination Guide

The spectacular Franz Josef Glacier is one of New Zealand’s must see sights, and our tours visit it for two nights. Together with the Fox Glacier to the south, it is unique as it drops all the way from the peaks of the Southern Alps to just 300 metres above sea level, where it ends among the greenery and lushness of a temperate rainforest.  According to Maori legend Franz Josef was created by a yo..

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Christchurch – Destination Guide

Christchurch is known as the Garden City or the English City, because it’s the one New Zealand city which is most similar to an English cathedral city. Although it was affected by an earthquake in 2011, it has recovered well and the city is enjoying a new lease of life. You’ll spend a day in the city after flying in, so here are some suggestions for things to do while you’re in Christchurch. Sight..

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Rotorua – Destination Guide

Sights and experiences Tamaki Maori Village With Rotorua being the heart of Maori culture in New Zealand, experiencing their culture is a must when you visit. Tamaki Maori Village is the most award winning Maori experience in Rotorua, and offers a 3 and a half hour experience. Ceremonial rituals, cultural performances and hangi feasting are just a few of the experiences you will undergo. The Pre-E..

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Bay of Islands – Destination Guide

Sights and experiences Waitangi Treaty Grounds Arguably New Zealand’s most important historic site, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the indigenous Maori in February of 1840. The attractions include the Treaty house, the giant flagstaff where the treaty was first signed, and the world’s largest single-hulled canoe, known as a waka. Guided tours run throughout the day..

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Auckland – Destination Guide

Throughout your time in New Zealand, our aim is to make sure that you get to see the highlights of all the destinations your visit. So when your stay in Auckland comes around, we want you to make the most of its many tourist attractions. Take a look at our sightseeing suggestions and dining recommendations below. Sights and experiences Auckland Museum A place to visit in Auckland is the Auckland M..

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Bangkok – Destination Guide

Sights and experiences If there’s one thing for sure; you won’t struggle with finding things to do in Bangkok. And to help you plan your sightseeing, we’ve put together a list of what to see and places to visit during your stay in Bangkok. Wat Arun When you’re asking yourself what to do in Bangkok, the Wat Arun is a must-see. Wat Arun translates as the Temple of Dawn, and its architecture is somet..

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