A land Down Under
Dead centre, surrounded by the blood red sands of Australia’s interior, is the mystical Uluru monolith. To the north – a crown of tropical rainforest and the psychedelic colours of the Great Barrier Reef. World class dive sites line the Boomerang Coast that stretches west before eventually hitting wine country. A perimeter of larger-than-life cities rings it all together: billabongs, walkabout, surf, barbecues and all.
North of Australia is a paradisiacal archipelago made up of the Cook and Solomon Islands, Fiji and a slew of others too numerous to name. Whilst the cultures and traditions are manifold, the voyaging spirit of these islanders is one thing they all have in common. Life here might seem simple but Pacific island culture is as complex as it is unique.
Land of the Long White Cloud
Straddling two tectonic plates is New Zealand: a majestic land of mountain, lake, tree and the doughty Maori culture. ‘Tramp’ your way along hiking routes, drop in on famous movie sets and scale glaciers to get the best of this wondrous landscape.