Auckland, New Zealand – Auckland is far and away New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city. Called the "City of the Sails" because of its beautiful location between two harbours and great weather, Auckland is a big fish on a small island and a swank city in a rural country. Shop along the picturesque waterfront of this ever-expanding city. From museums housing Maori artifacts to extinct volcanic peaks, this pedestrian-friendly city is the perfect combination of nature and commerce.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand – The Bay of Islands is rich in legend and history and has age-old ties to the Maori, whalers, missionaries, and early settlers. Besides this, with its warm azure waters, golden beaches and some of the bluest skies on the planet, Bay of Islands is a magnet for holiday-goers. It offers broad vistas of sea and sky.
Brisbane, Australia – Once considered the "country cousin" of Australia's cities, Brisbane is today the nation's third largest metropolis. This cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis sure is easy on the eyes. Brisbane is also the gateway to adventures with a uniquely Australian flavor including the dazzling beaches of Queensland's fabled Gold Coast.
Christchurch, New Zealand – Christchurch is like a little English town, and is even named after one of Oxfords colleges. However, this largest city of the South Island has a vibrant arts culture and adventurous spirit and is the gateway to all things "kiwi’ – whale watching, swimming with the dolphins, the oamarau penguins and the beautiful Canterbury plains. Christchurch has also traditionally been a jumping-off point for most Antarctic expeditions.
Darwin, Australia - Located midway along Australia's northern coast, Darwin is a youthful city known for its optimism and its melting-pot culture. Named after famous evolutionist Charles Darwin, the city is the capital of the Northern Territory. It is closer to South east Asia than to Australia’s bigger cities like Sydney & Melbourne. Darwin boasts museums, botanical gardens and the Adelaide River which is home to the famous jumping crocodiles
Hobart, Tasmania – There are few places as tranquil as the island of Tasmania. Hobart is a harbour town which lies in the foothills of Mt Wellington with a rich colonial heritage and natural charms are accented by a spirited atmosphere: festivals, top-notch restaurants and hip urban bars. It has a very Europeanesque feel to it.
Melbourne, Australia - Sitting pretty in the southeast corner of Australia is the very multi-dimensional Melbourne. It boasts great events, a passion for food and wine and a fabulous arts scene. Known as a style-setter, Melbourne is home to a non-stop program of festivals, renowned dining, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas. Easy to explore, at the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and business corridor, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters.
Milford Sound, New Zealand - Milford Sound is one of the most immediately breathtaking places in New Zealand. It is simply stunning! In Maori legend, the fiords were created not by rivers of ice, but by a godly figure who came wielding a magical adze and uttering incantations. Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) is without doubt his finest sculpture. Whatever the fiord’s mood, teeming with rain or with sun glistening on deep water, it will inspire you.
Sydney, Australia – There is no place in the world like Sydney – it is truly in a class of its own. It's stylish, it's sophisticated, it's home to some of the friendliest people on the planet. It offers its visitors e