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Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand have a distinct history like no other country. This distinction has made it and its people some of the most accommodating anywhere and is evidenced in Australia's cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. In New Zealand, the city of Auckland reflects the warm nature of its people as well.

When Colonel Light founded Adelaide in 1836, he had a simple plan: a one square mile city center and lots of open space. He laid out the streets in a grid, surrounded by a ring of what are now State Heritage Listed parklands. The city centre is surrounded by parklands and is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, parklands, cafes and restaurants. Just two hours’ drive and a short ferry ride south of Adelaide is Kangaroo Island with its pristine beaches, unique wildlife and awesome sunsets.

Auckland is the place to go for adrenaline junkies. They can get their fix from kayaking, sailing and high-octane bungee jumping! But it is also an incredible place for sightseeing. A trip to the top of Sky Tower, the largest building in the Southern Hemisphere, offers three observation decks with incredible 360-degree views of Auckland. For a unique dining experience, have a meal at one of two restaurants at the top of the Sky Tower, Thrill seekers can enjoy some extreme sightseeing on Skywalk by walking around the outside of the Sky Tower, 92 meters above the ground.

Brisbane is Australia's third largest city. You can experience its colorful past where you can visit the historic Windmill and Old Commissariat Store that was built by convicts in 1828 and then celebrates the future with a visit to the new Gallery of Modern Art.

Founded in 1876 as the port for inland goldfields, Cairns has matured from a small frontier town to friendly international gateway and has become the most welcoming of all Queensland cities. Cairns is the heart of the Tropical North, and as such provides an ideal base for exploring and enjoying the rich, varied pleasures of this region.

When the Surfers Paradise Hotel was established in 1925, it set the tone of what to expect for tourism on the Gold Coast of Australia. The area grew so quickly through real estate tourism speculators that it came to officially be named the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is today a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate, beautiful beaches, canal, waterway systems and high rise skyline. It has become known as the Surfers Paradise. The area also offers great theme parks, a vibrant nightlife and a rain forest to enjoy. The Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Melbourne is best described as being "laid back", family friendly and a city with something for everyone. It is also a great city for experiencing Australian and Aboriginal history and spectator sports, especially cricket.

Perth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Australia, although it is considered to be one of the world's most isolated cities. This "isolation" has not kept it from being an active beach scene with a great nightlife.

The resort town of Queenstown is surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. It is truly a four season resort destination with stunning scenery. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Queenstown for the kayaking, bungee jumping, jet boating, white-water rafting, hiking and skiing.

Sydney has more than just an opera house. It is a world class metropolis with a famous harbor, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. All tourist activities emanate from the harbor usually with a tour of the Sydney Opera House, the iconic photograph of Sydney. Here you can see dawn break from the top of the Harbor Bridge or the sun set on the Opera House.

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