Australia and New Zealand offer some of the most unique travel experiences to be had on Earth, with each country – and each region within that country – providing something different yet no less memorable.
With everything from famous natural landmarks and icons, to stunning mountains and fiords, to amazing cities, there’s an experience available in each of their regions to suit everyone. From the renowned architectural feats of Sydney, to the fun-filled ski fields of Queenstown, to the marvellous, fiery red sights of the Australian Outback and much more, it’s the diversity on offer that makes travelling in both of these countries great.
In our Australia and New Zealand travel guides section, we break down all the top regions, detailing what they have to offer in terms of weather, attractions, dining, accommodation & more. Simply select the region you’re looking to explore from the list below for detailed guides on how best to “experience” the best of Oz and NZ.
Adelaide, known as the city of churches and blends wildlife, history, architecture and great food.
Australia’s most famous outback town, Alice Springs is the gateway to the wonders of Uluru.
The spiritual heart of Australia, Uluru / Ayers Rock is one of the country’s most famous natural icons.
QLD’s capital boasts great weather, an iconic bridge, and great riverfront dining and entertainment.
Remote, rugged and beautiful, Broome in north WA is famous for its beautiful mix of beaches & sunsets.
The Easternmost point of Australia, Byron Bay boasts great beaches and an alternative culture.
Australia’s most famous tropical playground, Cairns sits right alongside the stunning Great Barrier Reef.
Australia’s capital city is a modern, green and clean city full of cultural and historical highlights.
Capital of Australia’s Far North, Darwin’s an ideal launch point for exploring Kakadu and the Red Centre.
Perhaps Australia’s most famous holiday destination, the Gold Coast has amazing weather, great beaches, and attractions aplenty.
One of southeast QLD’s most popular coastal towns, Hervey Bay is renowned for some of Australia’s best whale watching.
Tasmania’s capital and its surrounds make for a great escape from the mainland, with a European influence.
Tasmania’s north is a laid-back, verdant region full of stunning mountains and famed for fresh produce.
Western Australia’s hidden gem, Margaret River is one of the best lesser-known holiday spots in the country
Art, food, culture and entertainment are Melbourne’s calling card – it’s known as Australia’s cultural capital for a reason.
Just off the coast of Brisbane, Moreton Island is a marine life-rich aquatic haven that’s a joy to explore.
One of Far North Queensland’s relaxing coastal communities, Palm Cove is only a short distance from Cairns.
Western Australia’s capital is modern, vibrant and the gateway to some stunning surrounding areas.
Australia’s best preserved example of colonial ruins, Port Arthur can be easily reached from Hobart.
This beautiful and exclusive Great Barrier Reef resort town is the place “where rainforest meets the reef”.
A gem on the coast of New South Wales, Port Stephens’ gorgeous beaches are just waiting to be explored.
Immortalised in Aussie folklore, the Snowy Mountains are home to some of Australia’s best skiing.
This wonderful beach holiday destination is full of family attractions just over an hour from Brisbane.
“Surfers” is the tourist hub of the Gold Coast and a hotspot that combines beach, nightlife, and family attractions.
Australia’s most famous city is full of iconic landmarks, activities, nightlife & attractions – there’s truly “something for everyone” here.
If you’re looking for a less-crowded way to explore the Great Barrier Reef & more, Townsville is a great choice.
Looking for perhaps the best example of an island paradise in Australia? Your dream destination awaits.
NZ’s largest city is brimming with charm, has a picturesque harbour, and plenty of sights nearby.
Bay of Islands
A travel paradise for those who love all things marine, with natural beauty and abundant aquatic life.
This city has withstood the challenge of earthquakes to reinvent itself as one of NZ’s most unique cities.
NZ’s premier wine region, Marlborough has countless vineyards to explore plus breathtaking Sounds & walking trails.
NZ’s adventure capital, Queenstown has something for all to get the blood pumping – plus truly stunning surrounds.
A geothermal marvel, this region blends incredible volcanic activity with examples of indigenous Maori culture.
New Zealand’s capital sits in a lovely waterfront location and mixes the best of both natural scenery along with culture, history and dining.