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Which overwater bungalow in Tahiti should I choose?

G’day everyone, it’s Corinne and Jill here.  We have so many clients contact us about overwater bungalows.  Many of our honeymooners and anniversary travelers want that special experience.  But there are so many choices, how do you pick the right one.  Well, as experts in the South Pacific, we can tell you that they are Read More…

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Down Under Endeavours handcrafts dream vacations to some of the most exotic, rejuvenating, and exciting places on earth. We are not your average travel agency, and our clients are not average travelers. They are adventurous, curious, and passionate. They seek an authentic experience on the road less traveled, yet want to see it all. What Read More…

Society Islands, French Polynesia: Like No Other

Hello everyone. It’s Shannon here and I just returned from French Polynesia. I had the opportunity to see several of the Society Islands, French Polynesia: Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Taha’a and Bora Bora. Each of these islands are different and have different things to offer. I can tell you that these are islands are like no Read More…

Top 10 Can’t-Miss Experiences in Fiji

Fiji offers two of the most beautiful reefs: the Great Astrolabe Reef, which is the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef, curling around the southern island of Kadavu; and the Great Sea Reef- a coral reef off the northern island of Vanua Levu. Both of the reefs have wonderful snorkeling opportunities, where you’ll have the opportunity to view an abundance of wildlife; including eagle and manta rays, green turtles, and spinner dolphins.

Guide to Australia’s Northern Territory

The stunning hues of reds, browns, and greens make up the Northern Territory of Australia. Places like Uluru, Darwin, Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Katherine, Tennant Creek, and Alice Springs make up some of our favorite spots to visit. The Northern Territory is rich with Aboriginal history, rugged natural beauty, amazing wildlife, charismatic outback characters, and amazing Read More…

Namale: Rest & Relax in Luxury

Bula! Everyone needs to take some time for a little rest & relaxation. One of our favorite places to relax on vacation is Fiji! Especially if it’s at Namale Resort & Spa. The pristine beaches of Namale. Image: Namale Resort & Spa Located on the gorgeous island of Vanua Levu in Fiji, Namale is an Read More…

Matangi Private Island: A Fantastic Fiji Vacation

G’day!  Imagine yourself in the most gorgeous of tropical settings of Fiji, surrounded by lush rain forests, white sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. Sounds amazing, right?  Well, Matangi Private Island Resort has all that and more. The palm lined beaches of Matangi. Image: Vanessa Massey Matangi Private Island  is a unique, privately owned, island Read More…

Best Golf Courses in Australia & New Zealand

Golf is a sport of strategy and leisure, which is hugely popular in Australia and New Zealand. You’ll find a plethora of courses throughout the countries, with Championship courses adorning the areas as well. From the beginner to the aspiring professional, you’ll find a course that will keep you on your toes and enjoying every Read More…

Marine Life of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, filled with beautiful coral and unique marine life. It is made up of thousands of individual reefs, along with hundreds of islands. This massive natural wonder supports an amazingly diverse ecosystem, made up of 350 different species of dazzling corals, over Read More…

Viti Levu

Viti Levu Land at Nadi (the international airport) and head out by land around Viti Levu – the largest, most populous and most developed island in the country. The capital (Suva) is on this island, as are major chain hotels like Westin, Sofitel, Sheraton, Radisson, Hilton, InterContinental, Shangri-La, Mercure and Ourtrigger. The Viti Levu island Read More…

Mamanuca Islands

Mamanuca Islands Close but not too close, the Mamanuca Islands here offer wonderful privacy within easy reach (30-120 minute boat ride from Nadi International Airport).  The Mamanucas are a chain of 20 islands near Nadi and Denarau. One of the most established resort areas in Fiji, the Mamanukas provide a stunning array of activities for Read More…

Yasawa Islands

Yasawa Islands Farther north than the Mamanucas, the Yasawa Islands take a charter flight or a long boat ride to reach. There are very few resorts in this area, but the ones that are here are well worth the trek. The Yasawa Islands have the best beaches in Fiji, hands down, and are also quite dry (not Read More…

The North

The North Head to the north for rainforest, waterfalls and epic diving. The region is home to the second and third biggest islands in the country (Vanua Levu and Taveuni). Both have regularly scheduled flights from Nadi. Make sure you head out to the Great Sea Reef or Somosomo Strait for spectacular diving. Vanua Levu Read More…

Society Islands

Society Islands Closest to the international airport at Papeete, the Society Islands are the most popular destinations in the country. Most trips to French Polynesia go here and nowhere else. Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha’a and Huahine offer an awesome array of delicious luxury and stunning natural beauty. Come here to relax and lose Read More…

The Tuamotu Atolls

The Tuamotu Atolls Laid back diving wonderlands. The Tuamotu Atolls are a collection of 76 unspoiled isles dotted across 20,000 square kms (7700 sq mi) of blue-green South Pacific. There are no mountains. Just reef, sand and sky. Come here to get off the beaten path, mix with friendly locals and swim in clear, bath-warm Read More…

The Marquesas Islands

The Marquesas Islands Culture, cliffs and history. A visit to the Marquesas Islands is unlike anything else in French Polynesia. Far from Tahiti, the islands’ powerful jungle-clad peaks rise sharply from the placid ocean. Here, an ancient culture persists. The art of tattoo is prized. Many patterns and techniques have been passed on for generations. Here, Read More…

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions There are many things you should know before planning a vacation to the far corners of the globe. For example, when can you see penguins on Kangaroo Island? What’s the best time to dive off of Lizard Island? How far in advance should you start planning? We travel to Australia, New Zealand, Read More…

Golf

It’s time to play the hottest courses in the Southern Hemisphere.  Australia is home to 6 of the top 100 courses in the world, and both New Zealand and South Africa chime in with 2 each (Golf Magazine, September 2011).  From Royal Melbourne in Australia – home of the recent 2011 Presidents Cup – to Read More…

Spa & Relaxation

Experience tranquility you have only imagined. Let Down Under Endeavours take you to the world’s most peaceful locations on one of our spa travel packages.  Listen to the lapping waves from your overwater massage table in Tahiti.  Have a facial at Red Ochre at Sails in the Desert employing principles of the Anangu people.  Unwind Read More…

Cities

Experience the buzz of some of the world’s most iconic cities. Let Down Under Endeavours take you to the far side of the globe for an urban adventure. Cruise from one of the most famous cities in Australia, Sydney’s famed Opera House to the stunning Harbour Bridge. Dine on fusion cuisine beneath the majestic Table Read More…