Australia and the South Pacific Adventure Travel & Expeditions
The ultimate land of discovery, Australia and New Zealand offer the adventuresome traveler much to love. Whether your sights are set on the sub-Antarctic islands where few have visited before, New Zealand’s Fiordland World Heritage Park, the rugged Kimberly region of Australia or the incredible landscapes and wildlife of Tasmania, Australia and New Zealand adventure travel is the answer to your wanderlust. Rare photographic opportunities are sure to present themselves: legendary yellow-eyed penguins in the sub-Antarctic islands; elaborately painted Aboriginal caves on Bigge Island; Milford Sound, which Rudyard Kipling described as the “eighth wonder of the world;” and giant kauri tree forests. The land Down Under is a welcome mix of exotic environments and a friendly, comfortable ambience—making an Australia and New Zealand expedition one of the most enriching travel experiences on Earth. The itineraries we offer vary from year to year; below please find our upcoming Australia and New Zealand adventure travel expeditions.
Expeditions to Australia & the South Pacific
This Western Australia expedition takes you to The Kimberley, one of the most remote and captivating regions on earth—a land of towering cliffs, plunging waterfalls, ancient cultures, and exotic wildlife. The 65-guest Oceanic Discoverer easily navigates the mighty rivers and tiny inlets of the region throughout your Kimberley adventure travels.
Indonesia adventure travel offers an exotic blend of culture and nature, showcasing the incredible diversity of this enigmatic archipelago. Search for colorful birds in Tangkoko Nature Reserve and investigate the waters of Bunaken National Marine Park, a World Heritage Site. In the highlands of Toraja view unique boat-shaped architecture and cliff-side graves marked by life-sized effigies.
New Guinea is a revelation of exquisite wild beauty, exotic cultures, and incredible underwater vistas. From traditional fishing villages to the mysterious world of the Asmat, discover the beliefs and traditions of ancient cultures that have changed little over the centuries on this Papua expedition. Snorkeling and diving on this voyage is exceptional and includes the Raja Ampat archipelago whose seas, part of the fabled Coral Triangle, are considered to hold the richest variety of marine species on the planet.
Book-ended by the fabled islands of Fiji and Tahiti, this South Pacific expedition strings together a dazzling array of palm-fanned islands ringed in waters of incredible hues. From the jungle-draped volcanic mountains of Wallis & Futuna to the tiny, low-lying atolls of the Cook Islands, Tahiti adventure travel reveals a world of supreme natural beauty and people proud to share their ceremonial traditions of music and dance. Along the way discover seldom-visited Tokelau and search for endemic species in the lush rain forests of Samoa.
New Zealand adventure travel is invariably described as awe-inspiring—from the soaring mountains and glacier-carved waterways to islets teeming with seabirds, and flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth. Add to this Milford, Breaksea, and Doubtful Sound tours, visits to gracious, British-flavored cities, and a fascinating cultural mix of hospitable people eager to share their history and tradition—all the makings of a truly memorable journey.
For many, Polynesia is the very definition of paradise; evoking classic images of palm-fanned beaches, azure lagoons, and exotic, flower-bedecked islanders. Begin in legendary Tahiti and continue east for a Marquesas tour, admiring their sky-piercing volcanoes, lushly-carpeted canyons, and chiseled bays. The low-lying Tuamotu Archipelago, whose remote atolls—mere rings of coral dotted by tiny islets enclosing aquamarine lagoons—offer some of the world’s most dazzling snorkeling and diving.