Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

From the dusty desert of the Australian Outback to the clear waters of the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands are the perfect playground for any kind of adventure.

Overview

Australia is a country full of diverse contrasts, offering something for everyone, from jungle trekking and cultural adventures to city sightseeing and relaxing beach breaks, while the scenery in New Zealand really has to be seen to be believed. The Cook Islands are a pearl in the mighty Pacific Ocean just waiting to be discovered and the stunning French Polynesia is on many a seasoned traveller's bucket list, whilst the more established Fiji offers sun-seekers a fantastic range of opportunities - both on the mainland and on it's smaller islands.

Countries

From the contrasting landscapes in Australia to the towering mountains of New Zealand and the picture-perfect beaches in the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands offer unique experiences to suit every budget.

Australia

Australia

The land of Oz - maybe no yellow brick roads, but with glittering cities, rainbow coloured landscapes, mythical creatures and larger than life characters, it's certainly not Kansas. Vast and varied, from tropical jungles and coral reefs teeming with marine life to empty deserts and verdant vineyards, this fairy-tale destination offers scope for every sort of adventure.

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The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are made up of 15 tiny islands and atolls scattered across two million square kilometres of the South Pacific Ocean. This is a tropical island paradise filled with crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, warm weather, friendly locals and thousands of years of Polynesian history. However, the spectacular natural beauty of The Cook Islands is more than just stunning beaches, as breathtaking, jungle-clad mountains cascade to the sea and are perfect for 4x4 drives, biking and hiking adventures. Be enchanted at 'Island Night' cultural shows, explore local markets for local cuisines or souvenirs, snorkel through the turquoise lagoons or simply soak up the stunning surroundings from the soft white sands of a pristine beach.

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Fiji

Fiji

Bula! A word heard throughout the Fijian islands, meaning many things such as hello, welcome, cheers or good health. Welcome to the Fiji Islands, where Bula is delivered with the warmest of smiles from some of the world's friendliest people. Located at the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji's incredibly blue skies, perfectly swaying palms and soft white sands are a daydream come true. However, there's more to this island nation than sun-lounging; explore a colourful undersea world, hike over jungle-covered mountains, discover a fascinating culture and visit some of the 333 islands. Whether unwinding in a luxurious resort, sampling the latest extreme sport or discovering classic island delights, Fiji has plenty on offer.

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French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Immersed in a world of majestic mountain peaks, turquoise waters and white sand beaches, visitors to French Polynesia create memories through authentic experiences that can't be found anywhere else in the world. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, each of the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, an authentic island experience and unique French Polynesian style. From ultra luxurious resorts with over water bungalows to family-friendly beach hotels, each island offers a diverse experience combined with scenic beauty, tranquillity and privacy. Discover the rich stories of the people, the culture and the heritage of French Polynesia, while experiencing the world-renowned landscapes and seascapes that have lured travellers to this part of the world for centuries.

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New Zealand

New Zealand

On the edge of the Pacific's 'ring of fire', New Zealand's mountains, glaciers, volcanoes, rivers and fiords make it the top destination for adventure lovers. Two contrasting islands, North and South, are separated by the Marlborough Sound with its maze of waterways. The North Island is known for its thermal and volcanic activity, its many notable National Parks and Forest Parks and the nation's harbour-side capital, Wellington. New Zealand's South Island is blessed with pristine lakes and fiords, impressive glaciers and dramatic mountain peaks, with the Southern Alps forming a backbone stretching the entire island.

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