New Zealand Culture: Maori Tattoos

An important piece of Maori culture is the traditional Maori tattoo, or ta moko. This sacred art form was brought to New Zealand from the Polynesian islands and is a rite of passage for New Zealand’s indigenous Maori population. Ta moko are most commonly given on the face—the head is the most sacred part of Read More…

Where to See Street Art in Melbourne

Last week, we showed you some of Melbourne, Australia’s best art galleries. But in Australia’s second largest city, there’s no need to go inside to see exciting artwork. Bold, masterful murals are put on public view in Melbourne’s laneways and alleys. Strolling through the streets, stopping at fabulous cafes and shops, and stumbling upon beautiful Read More…

Melbourne’s Best Art Galleries

Melbourne is considered the cultural capital of Australia, and as such, it has countless art galleries sprinkled throughout the city. If you have a free day in Melbourne, why not check out some of our favorite galleries? National Gallery of Victoria The NGV, as it’s commonly called, is the most prominent gallery in Melbourne, with Read More…

5 Ways to Travel Australia Like a Local

More people are visiting Australia than ever before! It’s predicted 2016 could be the first year Australia sees over 8 million international visitors. While we’re thrilled that the world is getting to know Australia, at Down Under Endeavours, we’re all about getting away from the tourist crush and creating a deep connection with Australia you’ll Read More…

Best Australia Family Vacations

Summer break is right around the corner, which means summer vacation! Australia is a great choice for family travel, and our specialists here at Down Under Endeavours have broken down their favorite family-friendly spots! With an abundance of fascinating wildlife, cultural experiences, and plenty of water-based activities, Australia will be sure to keep you and Read More…

There is Something for Everyone in Fiji!

Bula, everyone! I have just returned from the lovely islands of Fiji. I had the opportunity to travel for about 13 days and covered several different resorts and different areas of Fiji. All were very different, and it just goes to show that whether you’re a diver, a beach person, or an adventure person… Fiji Read More…

The Marquesas – A Hidden Gem

G’day mates!  This week we want to explore a little known hidden gem in French Polynesia- the Marquesas Islands.  A vacation in the Marquesas is like no other, discover wild and untamed horses roaming freely through rugged gorgeous terrain, steep volcanic mountains plunging straight into the ocean, and thriving jungles with ancient relics and deep Read More…

Hobart, Tasmania: 5 Best Things to Do and See

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, is home to a unique blend of history, charm, and modern luxury. Surrounded by rugged mountains, rolling green hills, breathtaking waterways, and rich cultural heritage, Hobart is a must-see when traveling to Australia! Our Australia experts put together this list of 5 can’t-miss things to see and do while in 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.