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Enjoy beaches, mountains, wine, tropical rainforests, unusual wildlife and beautiful weather on these island nations.

Visit the Southern Hemisphere islands of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific to enjoy spectacular beaches, forested hinterlands and Polynesian cultures. 

Australia is a vast country of sophisticated cities and beautiful landscapes. On the southern shores, follow the Great Ocean Road to enjoy a celebrated scenic drive. Visit Bells Beach, home of a World Championship Tour surfing competition. 

Drive farther on to see the 12 Apostles natural rock sculptures rising dramatically out of the sea. In Melbourne, watch cricket and rugby matches, visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and sample Yarra Valley wines. 

Continue north to Canberra, Australia’s capital, to see impressive government buildings, monuments and galleries. Farther north, Sydney is noted for its striking opera house and harbor bridge, beautiful beaches, the Taronga Zoo and Hunter Valley wines. Learn about Australia’s indigenous people at the Australian Museum.

The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are known for surfing. See this for yourself in the town named Surfers Paradise. Nearby Brisbane is a sophisticated city straddling a winding river. Enjoy the koala sanctuary and venture into hinterland wilderness. 

Visit Port Douglas and Cairns in the far north to see the Great Barrier Reef, ideal for snorkeling, diving or viewing colorful fish and coral from a glass-bottom boat. See kangaroos, cassowaries and other animals at the Wildlife Habitat and exotic birds in the Daintree Rainforest. 

Fly west to enjoy other famous Australia areas including the giant red rock of Uluru, the Barossa Valley wines of Adelaide and food and wine tours of Perth

New Zealand is actually two islands. On the North Island, visit Auckland to sail from its lovely harbor and appreciate multiethnic culture and food. Drive to Rotorua to experience sulfur springs, cooking corn on the cob over the hot steam eruptions or relaxing in a natural hot tub. Continue to the southern city of Wellington, the capital, to enjoy a beautiful harbor surrounded by cultural attractions.

The South Island has mountains, glaciers, fjords and blue-green glacial lakes that provided Mount Cook and other locations as fantasy film settings for The Hobbit. Visit Christchurch where the indomitable spirit of its residents has helped to maintain colorful gardens and rebuild the city after a devastating earthquake. Queenstown has an eclectic community of backpackers, artists and adventure seekers. Ski, rock climb and bungee jump. Enjoy New Zealand wines throughout the country.

Elsewhere in the South Pacific, explore islands that were described by James Michener as having “endless ocean” with “coconut palms nodding gracefully” and “lagoons, lovely beyond description.” Find this beautiful scenery at Fiji, Samoa, the Cook Islands and French Polynesia. Learn about the Polynesian explorers who once sailed the high seas in outrigger canoes.


Guide to Exploring Australia - New Zealand and the South Pacific


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The Victoria Hotel Melbourne €68
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 5,556 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Melbourne Town Hall and Regent Theatre. Her Majesty's Theatre and Bourke Street Mall are also within 6 miles (10 km).

    Swissotel Sydney €119
    Swissotel Sydney

    Swissotel Sydney

    68 Market Street, Sydney
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 4,397 reviews
      5.0 out of 5.0

      This family-friendly Sydney hotel is located in the business district, steps away from Westfield Shopping Centre, Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade. Pitt Street Mall and Sydney Tower are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park €128
      Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

      Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

      161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 3,504 reviews
        5.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Sydney Tower, Royal Botanic Gardens and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Rocks Markets are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Space Hotel - Hostel €57
        Space Hotel - Hostel

        Space Hotel - Hostel

        380 Russell Street, Melbourne
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 1,542 reviews
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is steps away from Old Melbourne Gaol and RMIT University. Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Museum are also within 15 minutes. Flagstaff Station is 15 minutes by foot and Flinders Street Station is 19 minutes.

          Citadines on Bourke Melbourne €90
          Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

          Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

          131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 3,517 reviews
            4.5 out of 5.0

            Located in the entertainment district, this family-friendly aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Her Majesty's Theatre, Parliament House of Victoria and Emporium Melbourne. Bourke Street Mall and Federation Square are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Rydges World Square €102
            Rydges World Square

            Rydges World Square

            389 Pitt Street, Sydney
               
              4.2
              of 5, from 2,587 reviews
              4.5 out of 5.0

              Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of World Square Shopping Centre and Queen Victoria Building. Hyde Park and Circular Quay are also within 6 mi (10 km). Fish Market Light Rail Station is 27 minutes by foot.

              Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne €81
              Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

              Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

              328 Flinders Street, Melbourne
                 
                4.3
                of 5, from 6,010 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Located in the entertainment district, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Rod Laver Arena and Royal Botanic Gardens are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Sofitel Sydney Wentworth €117
                Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

                Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

                61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney
                   
                  4.4
                  of 5, from 6,512 reviews
                  5.0 out of 5.0

                  This family-friendly Sydney hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Castlereagh Street and Martin Place. Sydney Tower and Pitt Street Mall are also within 10 minutes. Martin Place Station is only a 4-minute walk and St. James Station is 8 minutes.