We are so lucky that there is so much to see and do in our own backyards and across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand and Australia! So, sometimes it can be hard figuring out how to pick the ultimate Aussie or Kiwi adventure for you.
Why not discover the crisp mountain air and culinary delights of Tasmania, venture to the outback on an unforgettable trip to the Northern Territory or take a relaxed island-hopping adventure through the Sunshine State? The choice is yours and we’re here to help you decide on the Aussie or Kiwi adventure that suits you.
For getting off-the-grid
There’s nothing quite like switching off and getting off-the-grid to really immerse yourself in a new destination, and we think Australia’s Northern Territory is the best place to do so! Tune in to Mother Nature at Mataranka Thermal Spring; listen to the trees ‘talking’ at Standley Chasm; and stand in awe at the foot of Uluru. You’ll finish your holiday feeling refreshed and recharged.
For the train enthusiasts
Experience one of the world’s greatest train journeys – the TranzAlpine, in New Zealand’s South Island. Covering over 200 kilometres between Christchurch and Greymouth, your eyes will be glued to the non-stop scenery. From the formidable Southern Alps and the stunning Waimakariri River, to the never-ending Canterbury Plains, there’s no doubt that you’ll capture memories to last a lifetime.
Found on: Cosmos’ South Island Showcase tour.
For the wine connoisseurs
Both Australia and New Zealand are well-known for their strong production of wine varietals. Go beyond the big smoke of Sydney and dive into the oldest wine region of Australia, the Hunter Valley; visit Waiheke Island, full of spectacular New Zealand vineyards; sample some of Western Australia’s finest tipples at Margaret River; or visit the birthplace of New Zealand wine at Mission Estate Winery. Wine connoisseurs will love enhancing their knowledge whilst sampling some of the finest local wines.
For the animal lovers
We love that there is so much wildlife to discover across New Zealand and Australia, especially with an abundance of native species. Embark on a scenic cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Milford Sound and spot dolphins, seals and penguins; stay overnight to wake up in the wild at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo with your lodge situated next to giraffes, rhinos and zebras; go croc-spotting on a thrilling cruise through Kakadu National Park; or get up close and personal with the infamous Tassie Devils themselves!
Found on: Cosmos’ New Zealand Adventure tour; Globus’ NSW Wineries & Countryside with Dubbo Zoo overnight, Gems of the Red Centre or Rugged Tasmania tours.