Begin your Australasian tour in the Bay of Islands, the northern most region of New Zealand, home to the Maori.
It’s in the Waipoua forest that you can set your eyes upon the Tane Mahuta, the “Lord of the Forest”, a 3,000-year-old tree that also happens to be the second largest tree in the world!
You should not miss out on the opportunity to visit the Waitangi National Reserve where you’ll move among the mangroves, see impressive waterfalls and visit local villages.
As we sail from the Pacific into the Tasman Sea, you’ll cruise into Auckland, the City of Sails. You won’t be able to miss the 380-metre tall Sky Tower, from which you’ll be able to see 360° and up to 80 km away. Quite a breathtaking view!
With its art galleries, museums, cultural events and many restaurants, Auckland has a lot to offer to the most curious of travellers.
In Sydney you will be welcomed by yet another iconic monument, the Sydney Opera House. Should the South Shore with its bustling city life not satisfy you, head for the vast Royal Botanic Gardens to the east of Sydney Cove or the historic area of The Rocks to the west.
Melbourne will certainly surprise you. It may even remind you of Europe with its magnificent landscaped parks and city architecture, seen most of all in the Victorian-era facades gracing beautiful tree-lined boulevards. Urban explorers won’t be able to resist the Queen Victoria Market, which pleases both serious shoppers and people watchers.
The unexpected atmosphere of Fremantle will give you a chance to see the casual side of town, famous for its weekend markets and café-lined “Cappuccino Strip”. South Terrace district is the ideal place to just walk around, popping into some funky boutiques along the way.
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