Australia and New Zealand aren’t as far away as you think – and once you’re there, you’ll be so glad you made the journey, as you’re rewarded with incredible attractions, adventures, and local treasures. If you need some convincing, here are some reasons everyone should visit this lovely destination at least once in their lifetime.
When planning your Australia or New Zealand trip, it’s important to have realistic expectations. First off, Australia is huuuuge – surprise! That means that you need to set some realistic expectations. You can’t see it all in one trip, so you’ll have to pick the places you want to see first.
And since Australia is so large, things are very far apart. When selecting your destinations, you’ll need to factor in the time it takes to reach them. A rewarding Down Under vacation – one that doesn’t make you feel rushed, offering enough time to explore each place – should be at least two weeks long.
Most of Australia is still rugged, unsettled, still in its natural state. It’s the perfect place to sunbathe at stunning beaches, dive at the Great Barrier Reef, bathe under a tropical waterfall, explore ancient Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) and camp surrounded by wildlife. Australia’s iconic wildlife - kangaroos, koalas, wombats, cockatoos, and kookaburras are some of the creatures you will see wandering around in their natural habitats.
Exquisite mountain ranges, glaciers, and lush forestry – New Zealand has some of the most unique and surprising landscape in the world…and the best way to see it is by walking! New Zealand is perfect for those who want active or moderate hikes (not too strenuous!) New Zealand offers a variety of breathtaking walks to suit every person’s taste and ability. And if walking or hiking isn’t your thing, there are plenty of travel options that will bring you to all of the amazing sights, sounds and smells of New Zealand in style and comfort.
One common quality Australia and New Zealand share is friendliness. Hospitality is a big part of culture down under, and Aussie and Kiwis are just naturally polite and friendly — and that is a bonus for travelers visiting this lovely countries.