New Australia Experiences

G’day! It’s Xan and I’m just back from amazing Australia! I had a great time visiting some of our favourite hotels and enjoying our tried and true tours, and also had the opportunity to experience new properties and excursions that I’m excited to share with you.   In addition to visiting Palm Cove and Port Read More…

Outdoor adventure in Australia’s winter

Many travelers shy away from Australian travel from June to September, as the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing its winter. But, in fact, Australian winter is still balmy by northern standards and offers plenty of outdoor adventures. Some activities are actually best at this time of year! At Down Under Endeavours, we have several Australian travel packages Read More…

Why South Africa

Ah, South Africa – how you’ve gotten under my skin! After visiting last year, I was bitten hard by the Africa bug and can’t wait to return. From the cool (as in hip), cultured and beautiful city of Cape Town, to the gorgeous winelands where I discovered I really do like South African Cap du Read More…

South Africa Adventures

Having traveled to South Africa, I can tell you that it leaves an indelible impression on you.   The beauty of the land, the varied cultures and of course, the awe of seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is something I hope everyone can experience in their lifetime. It may seem like a dream or bucket Read More…

New Zealand Family Adventures

If you are a family that loves adventure and beautiful scenery, then you must make your way to New Zealand!  Made-up of two, small islands, the country of New Zealand features a variety of destinations very distinctive in character, and because the country is so compact, you can easily visit several different areas on your Read More…

Australia Family Vacations

As the end of the school year nears, I’m sure that many of you are thinking of summer travel for your family and you should absolutely consider Australia. With an abundance of fascinating wildlife, cultural experiences and of course, plenty of water-based activities, Australia will be sure to keep you and the kids busy and Read More…

Consider Australia for your Holiday Travel

G’day!  Xan here as guest editor of our DUE blog.  In this post, we are sharing some of the many reasons we love holiday travel Australia.  Certainly, for most people the period between Christmas and NYE is a break from work and schooling, so it makes a perfect time to get away, whether you’re a 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 Can you believe such little 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…

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…

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 Outdoor Adventure

New Zealand is home to beautiful scenery and loads of opportunity for outdoor adventures.  From mountain biking and stargazing to white water rafting and bunjy jumping, you can find an adrenaline fix around every corner. Your next New Zealand outdoor adventure can be full of exciting experiences!  New Zealand is literally a playground.  It’s particularly Read More…

Maori Indigenous Heritage & Culture

G’day!  Did you know that the Maori make up 14% of New Zealand’s population and that their history, language, and traditions are key to Kiwi identity?  The Maori are the tangata whenua, the indigenous people of New Zealand.  According to Maori legend, they came to New Zealand more than 1000 years ago, from their Polynesian Read More…

New Zealand’s South Island

Welcome to the adventure capital of the world – New Zealand’s South Island.  With it’s diverse scenery of lakes, mountains and beaches, you’d be hard pressed not to have an outdoor adventure! Like its scenery, the wildlife found on New Zealand’s South Island is also diverse, from whales and dolphins to fur seals and penguins, Read More…

Botswana Wildlife & Wonder

Botswana is a unique and magical African destination.  Home to some of the greatest wildlife on the planet, Botswana is one of the greatest destinations for African safaris.  Here are just a few quick facts about this amazing place:  there are more elephants in Botswana than any other country,  39% of the country is protected Read More…