Are you an eco explorer, thrill seeker or food enthusiast? Here at Experience Oz, we understand that not everyone is the same type of traveller. While one person may have skydiving on their travel bucket list another person may hyperventilate at the mere thought of jumping out an aeroplane and would much prefer a relaxing holiday soaking in hot pools, hiking a glacier or chowing down on fresh food with a glass of Shiraz or two.
Experience Oz has an experience for every kind of traveller regardless of whether you like to fly solo, bring the kids or escape in nature searching for inspiration. We have profiled 8 kinds of travellers with experiences to match your travel preference. What kind of traveller are you?
The Animal Lover
Wildlife can be found in every corner of Australia’s sunburnt land. If a visit to the Australian Outback or the incomparable Great Barrier Reef is not possible then you can always pop down to the country’s best zoos and aquariums to see all your favourite Aussie and New Zealand native animals on display.
The animal lover will particularly enjoy the interactive experiences that allow you to hand feed kangaroos or cuddle up to a koala in Queensland at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. If you are a local though, you may prefer to see more exotic animals at Taronga Zoo or Werribee Open Range Zoo where a taste of Africa can be found just moments away from our major city centres. Step inside SEA LIFE Sydney and face off with some scary sharks or marvel at some King Penguins that are full of personality.
Wildlife attractions serve as a great family activity and you can even save a few dollars with our range of discounted zoo and aquarium tickets.
The Adrenaline Seeker
When life starts to get boring or you simply enjoy living in the fast lane, Experience Oz has a range of extreme activities to choose from across Australia and New Zealand. The adrenaline seeker can throw themselves out of a perfectly good aeroplane on a skydive over the Great Barrier Reef with a mind-blowing free fall, jump and zipline through the treetops like Tarzan, bungy jump off a bridge or hold on tight for a white knuckle ride on the Shotover Jet in New Zealand
Cairns and Queenstown are the hotspots for extreme activities and both cities are surrounded by beautiful landscapes. If one activity isn’t enough to satisfy your adrenaline fix (and we assume it won’t be) then make sure to check out our deals and combo passes with massive savings to be made.
The Family Planner
The family planner makes sure that there is a list and everything has been checked twice. On that list are must visit attractions such as Australia’s best theme parks based on the Gold Coast. There has never been so much choice for families than ever before at the Gold Coast theme parks with a huge variety of shows, attractions, wildlife presentations and thrill rides suitable for families with children of all ages.
The multi-park theme park tickets ensure that not only do you get your money’s worth but entertainment for the kids is taken care of for a couple of days. Dreamworld tickets give you access to the Big 9 thrill rides, a water park on the hot summer days and cute tiger cubs on display at Tiger Island. Village Roadshow Passes include tickets to Movie World, Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild with your choice of a 3 day, 7 day or 14 day pass. Click on through to view the best Gold Coast theme park deals.
The Food Enthusiast
The best part of travelling for many is the opportunity to dine on delicious food. If only for a few days, toss the diet out the window and indulge on the best gourmet tours, buffet restaurants, steak houses dinners and evening experiences that combine sightseeing and entertainment with mouth watering meals.
From a Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise to a secluded lunch in the Botanic Gardens Restaurant or an entertaining dinner and show at the Australian Outback Spectacular transporting you into the heartland of the outback with a gourmet Aussie meal and drinks included. Food enthusiasts will find that there are a bounty of options available to suit every budget and appetite.
The Water Baby
Australia and New Zealand are nations girt by sea with some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines and secluded islands. It would be crazy of you not to venture into the water or over to a tropical island and discover some of the world’s greatest wonders including The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.
Water babies will be in heaven here snorkelling and diving the rich coral gardens with hundreds and thousands of sea critters to be discovered above and below the water’s surface. Swim with dolphins, turtles or even sharks or zone out on a luxury sailing cruise with the wind in your hair sailing off into the sunset. Extraordinary experiences await for the water baby.
The Eco Explorer
Sometimes a quiet, secluded sanctuary is what is needed to re-energise the soul. Rather than wild parties or a travel itinerary bursting with attractions, the eco explorer prefers to get off the grid and go for a long hike surrounded by nature and wildlife.
Australia and New Zealand have some of the best walking and hiking experiences getting you up close with remarkable landscapes that will leave you feeling inspired. From single day hikes to multi-day treks, strap on those hiking boots and discover the great outdoors. Nothing else says ‘getting off the beaten track’ like a heli hike on a New Zealand glacier or a challenging walk to Mt Warning to be one of the first Australians to see the sunrise. View some of our very best walking treks here.
The Culture Creature
The Aboriginal culture is the world’s oldest living culture and the sacred heart can be found in Central Australia at Uluru- Ayers Rock National Park. This giant monolith is not only intriguing but so are the stories and legends that traditional elders are happy to share with you.
Uluru is a sacred ground for the local Anangu people and for many visitors is a spiritual experience that cannot be explained in words. There are several ways that visitors can enjoy Uluru whether it is by a bus tour, an adventurous segway tour around the base or a watching a colourful sunset over the famous landmark with a glass of bubbly. The culture creature should seek out a visit to the Northern Territory to discover more about Australia’s Indigenous history and sacred landmarks.
The Wine Wanderer
There are few prominent wine regions in the world and Australians and New Zealanders are lucky to have some of them right here in the Southern Hemisphere. It doesn’t get much fresher than a wine tasting straight from the barrel. Divine, curated wine tastings and wine blending experiences are available in the Yarra and Barossa Valley, Margaret River, McLaren Vale, Queenstown, Marlborough and beyond. Wine wanderers can stroll through vineyards with a glass of Shiraz in hand and disover how the famous blends of wine are transformed from vine to wine. The extravagent winery experienced are often paired with gourmet food tastings and degustation lunches. Sounds like heaven to us.