New Zealand’s Waitanga Day
By Sukie Chapman
8 February 2018
Waitanga Day has been celebrated in New Zealand, and countries around the world where ex-pat Kiwis have settled.Read more
For such a far-away continent, Australasia feels instantly familiar, with many of its most famous images emblazoned in popular culture.
For such a far-away continent, Australasia feels instantly familiar, with many of its most famous images emblazoned in popular culture. We visit a large number of these on our train holidays in Australasia, taking in a variety of classic landscapes - from the celebrated Great Barrier Reef under Australia's seas to the mighty Uluru rock in the heart of the desert.
We also take in many amazing natural wonders on our New Zealand tour, such as the idyllic Bay of Islands, the vast Franz Josef glacier, and some of the ever-popular Lord of the Rings film locations.
Of course our Australasian rail holidays also take in the main cities, such as Auckland in New Zealand or Sydney in Australia, where you can admire the iconic Opera House and the graceful Harbour Bridge.
As with any of our rail holidays, our Australasian tours include not only great hotels and the services of a professional Tour Manager, but also high quality travel on many classic rail routes.
Enthralling scenery and breathtaking views are found at every turn in the 'Youngest Country on Earth'. Discover steaming geysers, picturesque mountains, bottomless fjords and lush forests on this tour showcasing the beauty of New Zealand's North and South Islands.… see more
22 days from £4,995 ppView tour details >
This fantastic rail adventure takes in many of Australia's natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and the Blue Mountains. A wonderful train journey on the legendary Ghan from Alice Springs to Adelaide is a real highlight, and time in Melbourne and Sydney to explore completes this holiday of a lifetime.… see more
23 days from £6,795 ppView tour details >
Travel rail in Australia will leave you blown away by the stunning vistas and captivating culture. This is why we offer a range of fully escorted holidays featuring rail travel in Australia; so you can focus on enjoying the scenery while we take the strain of organising tickets, booking rooms and sticking to timetables.
The Tour Manager on your trip of the rail travel of Australia is sociable, organised and unflappable, exactly the type of person you want to rely on when you are on the other side of the world. They will meet you before you depart the UK and remain on hand to answer questions and provide you with useful or interesting information. Rail travel in Australia and New Zealand is not a daunting task, the locals are friendly and everyone speaks English, but your Tour Manager will tell you the number to call for the emergency services (000) and not to be taken aback when Australian's start talking about thongs; they mean flip-flops.
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