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Australia and New Zealand's Can't miss List, from Collette


 With over 100 years of experience taking guests on adventures all over the world, Collette has the expertise to ensure your first guided touring holiday is worry-free and all the details are covered.

Many travellers visit Australia and New Zealand to see the ‘big three’: The Great Barrier Reef, the outback, and the city of Sydney, but there’s so much more to explore beyond these fantastic highlights. Here are a few experiences to add to your can’t miss list.

See the wild things

Venture out into the woodlands and rainforests and stay on the lookout for birds, reptiles and wallabies. Opt for a lagoon cruise in search of crocodiles and you won’t be disappointed. Not to worry though; they don’t get too close.

Put some shrimp on the Barbie

There’s a reason why the Australian barbeque is world famous. This popular method of cooking ‘on the Barbie’ places a variety of meats on the barbeque: shrimp, fish, chicken, beef, and for the adventurous, kangaroo and emu. Most dishes are accompanied by a variety of sauces ranging from sweet to spicy and everything in between.

Meet the aboriginal people

Be sure to come away feeling connected to Australia’s aboriginal culture with a visit to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Watch traditional dances, try playing the didgeridoo or throwing a boomerang. Visit the art gallery for fascinating artifacts.

Visit Hobbiton

Lord of the Ringsfans will delight in a journey to Middle Earth to tour the many places where the film version of the stories were shot.  For an even more immersive experience, visit the Hobbiton movie set, just outside the rural town of Matamata.

Experience a geothermic wonderland

New Zealand’s geothermic experience can be found in Te Puia. This fascinating landscape is dotted by erupting geysers, bubbly mud pools and other geothermal wonders. Look for Pōhutu Geyser. It erupts every thirty minutes and can sometimes reach heights of 30 metres! Wonderful surprises await around every corner in Australia and New Zealand. 

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