From the mysterious moai statues of Easter Island to the whimsical wildlife of Tasmania, Australia and the islands of the South Pacific are home to fascinating cultures and diverse geography which spans jungles, glaciers, deserts, and coral reefs. Experience these wild places up close and get to know the native people that call them home, whether you’re kayaking and hiking along New Zealand's western coast, encountering the fascinating endemic species of Australia's Kangaroo Island, or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef.
From casual to premium to private expeditions that range from light to more challenging levels of activity, National Geographic trips to this bucket list region all come with the deep knowledge and commitment to the land National Geographic is famous for.
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New Zealand’s South Island is split by the snowcapped spine of the Southern Alps, fringed with karst cave systems and wild beaches, laced with gorgeous fjords, and iced with glaciers. It’s no wonder that the “adventure capital of the world” is found here. Set off on a multi-sport adventure, paddling along the pristine northern coast in a sea kayak, hiking coastal trails between soaring mountains and the Tasman Sea, trekking across a glacial landscapes, and white-water rafting through Buller Gorge. Get to know the charm and personality of towns like Nelson and Wanaka, and opt to try bungee jumping in Queenstown, birthplace of the commercial sport. Then cap off the adventure with an overnight cruise on the sublime Milford Sound.
Discover Australia’s legendary highlights on a 12-day loop of the country. Explore world-class cities and the outback’s sacred Red Centre, the Great Barrier Reef, and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy meaningful cultural experiences and a guided foodie walk through Melbourne. With all of the details taken care of — and your flights in Australia included — you’ll find yourself on top of the world Down Under.
Encounter incredible wonders down under on a journey across New Zealand to the wildlife-rich rain forests, reefs, and islands of Australia. Glide across the glassy waters of Milford Sound; snorkel the Great Barrier Reef’s intricate maze of coral; and encounter rare kiwis, koalas, and kangaroos on isolated isles. Explore vibrant cities from Queenstown to Sydney, and see how the Maori and Aboriginal cultures are deeply connected to the wild landscapes of Australia and New Zealand.
The vast stretch of sea from Easter Island to French Polynesia has seen the passage of missionaries and mutineers, intrepid explorers and enigmatic cultures. Sail on the National Geographic Orion to explore spectacular lagoons and rare, uplifted atolls, and snorkel and dive and pristine reef systems in the “low islands” known as the Tuamotu Archipelago. Soak up the joyous rhythms of traditional music and dancing, meet the descendants of the H.M.S.
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