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Why have only great experience on vacation? Let Down Under Endeavours whisk you from one dream destination to the next. Combine the Great Barrier Reef with Sydney and scenic New Zealand. Pair the rough-and-tumble Outback with an over-water bungalow in Bora Bora. Stalk lions, leopards and elephants on safari then hunt for the perfect cafe in Cape Town’s colorful waterfront district. Down Under Endeavours handcrafts luxury vacations designed around your wants, needs, timeframe and budget. To get a taste of what’s possible, check out these sample itineraries. Have a look, see what catches your eye, then chat to the Down Under team to custom-create your itinerary. Occasionally, we offer traditional “package” vacations focused on a special event. But those are the exception, not the rule. The itinerary of your trip of your lifetime will be unique to you.
This New Zealand and Cook Island package was created for a family of four with two children under the age of eight. This vacation was perfect for the whole family as they experienced Queenstown and Franz Joesef Glacier. They ended their trip spending a relaxing two nights at the Cook Islands.
You want a unique and luxurious vacation on the Great Barrier Reef? Here is an amazing itinerary that we know will leave you with many fond memories of a once in a lifetime trip!
Escape the humdrum routine of work and ignite your senses...visit 2 amazing Australian destinations and uncover a vacation that reminds you how invigorating it is to go off and explore the globe...Indulge in our 4 and 5 star custom vacation packages hitting all of the highlights of Australia.
Head to Australia and enjoy this fabulous trip to Sydney and the Gold Coast. Start your vacation in Sydney at your waterfront hotel and exploring all the cites that the city has to offer. After Sydney jet over to Byron Bay surrounded by the beautiful coastline and by magnificent rain forests on either side, as you get lost in the scenery.
This Australian excursion was designed for a family of three, the parents wanted to take their eighteen year old daughter on an adventure of a lifetime. Australia was the last continent on their bucket list and they wanted to see all the highlights: the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and the Sydney Opera House. This family vacation is the perfect excuse to spend quality time with one another and will be an exotic and thrilling adventure that everyone is sure to remember.
Spend 10 days exploring New Zealand's highlights. From the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, to the stunning mountain peaks of Queenstown, New Zealand is a nature and outdoor enthusiast's dream destination.
This vacation was planned for a family of four from Chicago, who wanted to go to Kenya, South Africa and Victoria Falls. They began their adventure with three days of game viewing in the famous Masai Mara before spending some time in the spectacular Victoria Falls partaking in a few adrenalin filled activities. Then for their Kenya, South Africa and Victoria Falls vacation, we sent them back to safari mode and headed to South Africa to experience three days of exploring the leopard-rich game park - Sabi Sands. They finished off their Best of Africa adventure in the Cape Town, the Mother City to discover all the cosmopolitan city had to offer. Suggested Length: 15 Days
This special Australia travel package was planned for a couple that really wanted to see Australia from a train and a boat. So we started them on a sailboat excursion to have a unique wildlife experience at Kangaroo Island, allowing for some beach time at Emu Bay. They also got to experience the McLaren Vale wineries and taste local food. For this Australia travel package, we included an aboriginal cultural experience where they learned about Australian wildlife, food, wine and culture. They ended their special rail and sail vacation with a train ride from Adelaide to Sydney. This was truly a unique vacation for this empty nest couple from Dallas. Suggested Length: 8 Days
Looking for a little New Zealand and Cook Islands indulgence for a special occasion, like an anniversary or birthday? How about enjoying the beautiful landscapes on the NZ South Island, coupled with one of the most popular wine regions of New Zealand and then treat yourself to a few days on the beach in the quiet, beautiful Cook Islands. You will start your trip in the adventure capital of the world in Queenstown where you can bungy jump, jet boat, hike, and kayak. Then you will view the beautiful glacier region of the South Island. From there you will drive up to Punakaiki for the amazing pancake rocks. You will end your journey in the beautiful Marlborough region for great wine tasting and then drive to Auckland for your flight to the Cook Islands. Finally end with some relaxation and unwinding on a beautiful beach to top off your NZ vacation. Suggested Length: 8 Days
This itinerary was designed for a couple that wanted to explore the less traveled areas of Australia. It’s the Best of the Western Australia in this vacation, with deluxe accommodations in Cable Beach, Perth Australia, Broome and Sydney. We added a five-day, five-night cruise aboard the True North cruise line, which took them through the coral atolls off the northwest coast of Australia. They enjoyed ventures by air, land and sea plus they had plenty of time for exploring the vast beauty of the remote Australia state. Suggested Length: 16 Days
This package is a blend of our traveler’s favorite moments of New Zealand, filled with unique and diverse experiences and finishing at one of the best beach resorts in new Zealand. Cruise through fiords, land on a glacier and soak in natural hot springs. 4WD exploration of back country, straight from the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit. Stay in boutique lodgings, meet some of our favorite hosts and come home with incredible stories and photos. All within 17 days, and designed with enough flexibility to make this trip your own.
A taste of the highlights of New Zealand’s spectacular South Island. Start with the Scottish influenced Dunedin, home to the rare yellow-eyed penguin and Royal Albatross. In Queenstown you will explore the fiord-lands as well as exceptional wineries in Central Otago. Continue your journey along the rugged west coast, heli-hike on a glacier and meet the locals. Carve through the heart of the country on board the Tranz Alpine train, before finishing your journey at an exceptional boutique hotel outside Christchurch.
This South Pacific vacation package covers the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback, and Sydney in Australia then continues with the rugged natural wonders of Queenstown, Rotorua and Auckland in New Zealand. A final stop for some real relaxation is the sunny Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. A magical Australia, New Zealand, Fiji combination to suit travelers of all types, this covers the highlights of the South Pacific in a way that keeps you pampered and adventurous!
One of our favorite Tasmania vacations, this trip was designed for a family of three, parents and a teenage daughter from Chicago. And it was created to give them a taste of Tasmania, they wanted to see some different in Australia. This Tasmania vacation showcases the country’s diverse scenery and unique wildlife. The family got to meet our mate and your private guide, Bushy, for a gourmet outdoor wildlife encounter. They meandered through wilderness galleries and gorges. The highlight of the daughter’s Tasmania vacation was to touch a Tasmanian Devil and see penguins up close as they nested in the front yard of their hotel. They hiked to the Wineglass Bay lookout and discovered natural caves on a boat ride along Tasmania’s rugged coastline. The family also loved discovering Tasmania’s heritage at the local markets and Port Arthur penal colony. Suggested length: 9 Days
Perfect for the young or the young-at-heart, this was a trip of a lifetime for a family from New Jersey who want to see the highlights of Australia in a family-friendly way. From cuddling with koalas to meeting with zookeepers to snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef to spotting glowworms in an ancient rainforest, the locations and activities in this itinerary will kept them entertained at a relaxed pace. The best part of the trip was the overnight experience at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, where they got a behind-the-scenes tours after the tourists all went home and they had a sumptuous roast feast! Suggested Length: 13 Days
We get asked all the time for a trip that gives you the best taste of Australia. This is the trip that we put together for exactly that. The country of Australia includes very diverse climates from reef to rain forests to outback. With this trip, you get a taste of all of that. You will first start on the coast with a bit of beach relaxation, then visit the world’s oldest rainforest, and then a snorkeling trip on the Great Barrier Reef, a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. You would then head to red center to explore the rugged Australian outback and learn about the indigenous Aboriginal culture. Of course, you have to end in spectacular Sydney, complete with a performance at the iconic Opera House and a climb on the Harbour Bridge. Suggested Length: 12 Days
This South Africa family vacation was planned for a family of four from Sacramento. It was a graduation gift for one of the kids. This luxury family vacation was seven days of fun in the sun, beaches, and wildlife while exploring the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa. They swam in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and enjoyed a thrilling luxury safari in the Phinda Resource Game Reserve, while viewing the country’s famous big game animals. This South Africa family vacation was exciting and educational for all. Suggested length: 7 Days
Begin your South Africa vacation in Cape Town where you can take a thrilling cable car ride up Table Mountain, stroll along the V&A Waterfront, visit museums and dine in style at one of the many trendy restaurants and beachfront cafes. From here travel to the Cape Winelands with its rolling hills and endless vineyards for some excellent wine tasting of authentic South Africa wines. The last leg of your South Africa tour takes you on safari in the renowned Kruger National Park where the Big 5 and many other big and small game await you.
This vacation was created for a couple on a babymoon that wanted adventure in South Africa and Victoria Falls but didn’t want to eliminate the luxury. So we created this ultimate and truly luxurious rail expedition through South Africa to Zamibia. This vacation began in Cape Town. Then they traveled through the diverse South African landscape, and enjoyed a 2-night African safari in Kruger National Park. The Rovos Rail luxury train tour then carried them on to Zimbabwe. They spent a night at the Victoria Falls and then crossed over the mighty Zambezi River into Zambia. They descended into the Great Rift Valley and enjoyed spectacular scenery as the luxury train tour continues on to Dar es Salaam. Suggested Length: 14 Days