Australia & New Zealand Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Australia & New Zealand in a way like no other. Known as the land 'down under’, Australia and New Zealand are in a league of their own. From the glorious white beaches of Hamilton Island, to the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps, these two islands in the Pacific Ocean have every angle covered. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto another planet when you see the towering fjords, bubbling geysers, and volcanic moonscapes of New Zealand, while in Australia, you’ll be struck by the sheer size and beauty. You can go from the world’s largest coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef, to the oldest tropical rainforest in the Daintree, then on to the vast red deserts of Uluru, the largest rock monolith on earth. When you travel Australia and New Zealand with Trafalgar, we’ll reveal the ancient cultures and legendary friendliness that makes these countries unforgettable. From discovering the sacred artwork of the Aboriginals in Australia, to seeing the soul-stirring rituals of the Maoris in New Zealand, these islands are filled with endless pinch-me moments. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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From the snowy Southern Alps to the glorious beaches of Hamilton Island, the 'land down under' has every angle covered. You’ll feel like you’re on another planet when you join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director to see the towering fjords, volcanic moonscapes, coral reefs and vast red deserts of Australia & New Zealand.
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Australia and New Zealand at a glance

"Australia & New Zealand are two of the world's most beloved destinations. I love showing our guests all the iconic sights from the red desert to the dreamy beaches."

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What to pack for Australia & New Zealand

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All climate clothing

The climates in the region range from the sweltering desert to the snowy alps, so you’ll need to pack some versatile layers to be prepared for all seasons.

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You’ll see some of the world’s most extraordinary sites in Australia and New Zealand, and you’ll need a camera to capture all the action.

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Australia is the world’s largest island, while New Zealand is famed for its scenic roads. Bring some headphones to accompany your long journeys through the panoramic landscapes.

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Reef-safe sunscreen

Australia and New Zealand are known for their harsh sun, and you’ll need to bring a strong, reef-safe sunscreen to protect your skin on your Pacific Island holiday.

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Versatile shoes

You’ll need a range of shoes for your journey, from flip-flops for the beaches, to hiking boots for the mountains, and even a formal pair for a night at the Sydney Opera House.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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Our Australia & New Zealand destinations