Best Overwater Bungalow Destinations

Not all overwater bungalows are created equal! From the deep azure waters of the Maldives, to the famed Bora Bora lagoon in the Islands of Tahiti, to the laid-back Cook Islands, here are our favorite overwater bungalow destinations in the South Pacific and beyond. 1. Islands of Tahiti An iconic view of Mt Otemanu in Bora Read More…

African Wildlife Adventure – The Ugly 5

G’day!  Now that you know all about Africa’s Big 5, both on land and in the water, and the Little 5, it’s time to get acquainted with the Ugly 5. Which animals are considered so unsightly they get their own little club? Turns out the Vultures, Marabou Storks, Hyenas, Warthogs, and Wildebeest are the winners. Read More…

Africa’s Marine Big 5

You’ve heard of Africa’s Big 5 on land, but what about the marine Big 5? The East Coast of Africa is home to loads of marine life, and happens to be home to the Big 5 of the water: Southern Right Whale, African Penguin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Great White Shark, and Cape Fur Seals! Many of Read More…

African Wildlife – The Big 5 & Little 5

G’day!  Here at Down Under Endeavours, we absolutely love wildlife and love travel that involves interacting with native species.  One of our favourite destinations in Africa.  From the Big 5- Lions, Leopards, Black Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo, to the Little 5- Rhinoceros Beetle, Buffalo Weaver, Antlion, Elephant Shrew, and Leopard Turtle, you’ll find there’s so Read More…

New Zealand Wildlife

G’day!  You’ve heard all about the unique and fascinating wildlife of Australia, but what about New Zealand?  From the fascinating kiwi bird and the world’s smallest penguins to swimming with dusky dolphins and the massive amount of sheep, discover a variety of critters who call this island country home. Kiwi Kiwi’s are a beloved icon Read More…

Aussie Critters and Creatures

Australia has so much to offer travelers, from the Great Barrier Reef to wild outback to bustling cities. But no matter where you go or what type of traveler you are, a highlight of your trip will be the amazing Aussie critters! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite animals from the Read More…

There’s Nothing Like Australia!

G’day mates!  Australia possesses a powerful lure to travelers of all stripes. There is much to explore in this continent the size of America’s lower 48 states.  Is it any wonder we just can’t get enough of it?  We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite packages featuring the best of Australia.  Keep Read More…

Go to a Better Place: Go to the Northern Territory

G’day mates! English Marie, here.  We’re kicking off this week with our favorite packages featuring Australia’s Northern Territory. To get in the swing of things, check out this fun & cheeky video from our friends at Tourism Northern Territory. Go to a better place, go to the NT. Australia Outback Family Adventure Vacation Guided camel Read More…

Sun, Sand & Romance – Luxury Island Getaways

G’day mates! The holidays are over, the new year is here, and the next special day is just around the corner- Valentine’s Day!  Why not get out of the never-ending cold and into the sunny island paradise of the South Pacific?  We love our island getaways, and we’ve got the perfect romantic island destinations for Read More…

How About a Beach Getaway?

G’day mates! English Marie, here and  I’m a tad bit frozen. It’s a balmy 13° F in Chicago and we at Down Under Endeavours think everyone could all use a beach vacation. Whether you’re looking at a romantic getaway to the Maldives or a family vacation to Fiji, we’ve got just what you’re looking for. Check out Read More…

Best Beach Destinations

It’s a new year, why not start planning your new travels?  It’s winter here in the Northern Hemisphere and quite a cold one in Chicago.  Needless to say, we are all dreaming of sand between our toes and lying in the warm sunshine.  So stop staring out the window into the grey of winter and Read More…

Island Escape

2015 is coming to a close, what better time to start dreaming up your new year getaway or maybe a special spring break vacation for the family?  An island vacation is perfect for every traveler in the upcoming new year.  From Tahiti and Bora Bora to the Cook Islands, you’ll find there are loads of Read More…

DUE’s Top Fiji Tours & Adventures of 2015

As 2015 nears its end, we at Down Under Endeavours are sharing our favorite tours with our favorite clients- you!  This week it’s all about Fiji.  When you think of Fiji you may automatically jump to gorgeous beaches and scuba dives, which are all amazing activities- but don’t forget that Fiji has so much more Read More…

Exciting Adventures Down Under

G’day mates! The long Thanksgiving weekend is upon us, here in the states and we would love to share some of the vendors we are thankful to have partnered with.  Check them out! Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas – Port Douglas Who doesn’t want to get up close with a quokka? Here at Down Under Endeavours, we Read More…

Australia’s Top Tours & Adventures

G’day mates! English Marie here, as we continue to give a shout out to our favorite Australian tour providers, we’d also like to give you a taste of our favorite tours and excursions. Great Barrier Reef Excursion If you’re looking for a Great Barrier Reef excursion, like no other then you should talk to our Read More…

New Zealand: The South Island’s Top Touring

G’day mates! This week it’s all about the best touring on New Zealand’s South Island.  From sea kayaking Abel Tasman to hanging with the yellow-eyed penguins near Dunedin, to heli tours of alpine mountains  or cruising Doubtful Sound, or classic Maori cultural experiences, our top-notch friends on the South Island have got you covered! Nelson, Read More…

New Zealand: The North Island’s Top Touring

G’day mates! This month we’d like to put the spotlight on some of our favorite touring companies in the South Pacific.  This week it’s all about New Zealand’s North Island.  From wine & food tours and cultural tours to adventure touring like black water rafting and caving, to exciting tours of sites like Hobbiton, our Read More…