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Whitsundays Gem: A retreat for couples

Hi everyone, this is Candice. I wanted to tell you about this wonderful resort I stayed in while I was traveling to Australia. Elysian Resort, located on Long Island in the Whitsundays, caters to couples seeking an intimate escape. Getting there is pretty straightforward, with boat/helicopter access from Airlie Beach or a scenic helicopter ride Read More…

How to enjoy peak season in Australia

G’day all, I just returned from an epic trip to Australia.  I was there for 3 weeks and yes, I did get to see the fireworks in Sydney Harbour for New Year’s Eve.  Let me say, the experience lives up to the hype. December is a very popular time to visit Australia, due to the Read More…

Aussie Outback Experience in Queensland Australia

When you think of Queensland Australia, typically the first thing to come to mind is the beach, Great Barrier Reef or even the Daintree Rainforest. However, did you know that you can get an authentic Aussie outback experience here too? Nestled in the shadow of Ngarrabullgan, an impressive tabletop mountain ten times the size of Read More…

Experience the Best of Summer in Melbourne: Activities You Won’t Want to Miss

Summertime in Melbourne is an incredible season, with exciting and memorable experiences to be had. If you want to get to know the locals and join their summer experiences, then Melbourne is the perfect place to be. From art exhibitions to golf courses and cultural festivals to fresh seafood, there is something for everyone to Read More…

French Polynesia – A Diver’s Paradise

Hello everyone; this is Shannon. As a scuba diver, I am always looking for places to add to my list for diving. While I have been to French Polynesia twice, I have yet actually to get underwater there! So as you can imagine, I am really hoping to go back to dive in both the Read More…

What is it like to travel in New Zealand now?

Hi everyone. It’s Shannon, and I have just returned from a trip to New Zealand. While travel has not returned to exactly the same as before COVID, it is easy and very safe to travel to New Zealand. The weather was stunning. Consider November for your trip. Here are some tips: Immigration/Customs. New Zealand has Read More…

Australia has recently opened the borders to the world!

G’day mates, this is Corinne, and having just come back from my own travels to visit family in Australia, I have a few insider tips and tricks to share in order to make your travels go as smoothly as possible.   Things to think of ahead of arriving at the airport: Purchasing your Australian ETA Read More…

Why Iceland is a great place to travel to now

I was recently reminiscing about my trip to Iceland and thought I would tell you a bit more about it. I would say that Iceland is very comparable to New Zealand in the types of activities that are available. Both are worth a visit but read below for the most important differences between the two. Read More…

Perfect Weekend Getaway – Big Sur and the Post Ranch Inn

San Francisco is a personal favorite weekend getaway for me, but next time you are planning a trip to the City by the Bay, make it a long weekend, so you have time to explore Big Sur and The Post Ranch Inn. Spending a few days in San Francisco and a few days along the Read More…

What will air travel look like in the future?

As travel advisories and alerts surrounding the coronavirus continue to evolve in the US and worldwide, airlines are continuing to cooperate with authorities and accommodate customers concerned about their upcoming trips. Here at Down Under Endeavours, we are starting to be asked – What does the future of air travel look like? What are they Read More…

What will a trip look like post COVID-19?

In the span of two months, most people’s lives have been turned topsy-turvy. It seems that with each day, we hear of new challenges that we must conquer. And yet each day, hopeful news materializes that we are advancing in the right direction and will come out on top. Albeit with time. We at Down Read More…

Best Beach Vacations of the South Pacific

Hello there, mates! The dreary February weather here in the Midwest has us dreaming of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Below is a list of some of our all-time favorite best beach vacations and destinations. Australia: Whitehaven Beach Private picnic on Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays. Image courtesy of Ellen Hoffman Whitehaven Beach is Read More…

Bora Bora: Perfect Island Getaway

A Bora Bora island getaway is perfect for honeymoons, special occasions, and anyone looking for some relaxation and sunshine. Bora Bora is world-famous for its luxurious overwater bungalows, where you can see colorful fish swimming beneath your floor and lounge on your outdoor terrace surrounded by a bright turquoise lagoon. Here are just a few of Read More…

Why You Should Consider New Zealand Winter Travel

Hello, everyone! I just returned from a trip to New Zealand, and I wanted to tell you why you should consider New Zealand winter travel. Now, as you know, New Zealand runs opposite of us with their seasons. I had the opportunity to fly on the inaugural United flight from San Francisco to Auckland on 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…

Christmas, South Pacific Style

Christmas is the perfect holiday to travel to the South Pacific—filled with white sandy beaches and blue waters for miles. Countries like Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji are perfect destinations to spend your holiday relaxing and soaking up some vitamin D. Christmas is a popular time of the year to travel to the South Pacific; Read More…

Adventures & Adrenaline on New Zealand’s South Island

The South Island of New Zealand has so many outdoor adventures on offer, you can hardly fit them all into one trip! Most of these adventures can be found in and around Queenstown, but there’s also the rugged West Coast and beautiful Abel Tasman National Park to explore! Our travel experts have rounded up the 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…

Western Australia: Outback, Culture, Wine & Wildlife

G’day mates! English Marie here. This week it’s all about Western Australia. Where you’ll the landscapes will leave you breathless and in awe; here, you can ride a camel on Cable Beach, sip amazing wine, eat delicious food in Margaret River, swim with the whale sharks, and do a small bar tour in Perth. You’re Read More…