Australasia & the Pacific Islands

A collection of islands ranging in size from continentally colossal Australia to pinpricks in the vast Pacific Ocean, and land masses of all shapes and sizes in between. No other region on earth is so intrinsically defined by the ocean that surrounds it.

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Diving the Great White Wall in the Somosomo Straight in Fiji and then returning to the out-and-out luxury of Laucala Island Resort. Heaven.

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Top picks for Australasia & the Pacific Islands

Greenhill Lodge

Greenhill Lodge

North Island

Greenhill offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil location at the heart of the Hawke’s Bay wine country, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

Where to stay

Greenhill Lodge
Australia

Australia

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

The vast island of Australia is a country of natural beauty and vivid contrasts, and a big Original Travel favourite.

Where to go

Australia
The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains

Sydney & New South Wales

Take a trip into the gorges and escarpments of the Blue Mountains, inaccessible to all but the keenest of bush walkers and locals who know their way on the unmarked dirt tracks.

What to do

The Blue Mountains
Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers

North Island

Set high above Hawke’s Bay, Cape Kidnappers Lodge is surrounded by 6000 acres of lush green farmland and rolling hills. The Lodge has panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean and a subtropical maritime climate.

Where to stay

Cape Kidnappers
Fiji

Fiji

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

Good things come to those who wait, or at least to those who are prepared to travel to the other side of the globe.

Where to go

Fiji
Sydney City Tour

Sydney City Tour

Sydney & New South Wales

Take a private guided tour around Sydney, seeing all the best features of this fantastic city.

What to do

Sydney City Tour
Wharekauhau Lodge

Wharekauhau Lodge

North Island

Set in secluded beauty on the south east coast of New Zealand’s North Island (90 minutes by road from Wellington) Wharekauhau is a luxurious country retreat based on a 5,000 acre working sheep station overlooking the spectacular Palliser Bay.

Where to stay

Wharekauhau Lodge
New Zealand

New Zealand

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

Comparable in size to the UK, but with a population of only four million, New Zealand is one of the world's least crowded countries.

Where to go

New Zealand
Laucala Island

Laucala Island

Taveuni

Question: what do you do when you own a soft drink company worth billions? Answer: buy yourself a dream island in the South Pacific.

Where to stay

Laucala Island
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

Papua New Guinea is pretty much as close as you can get to frontier travel in this day and age.

Where to go

Papua New Guinea
Capella Lodge

Capella Lodge

Lord Howe Island

World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island is a crescent-shaped sub-tropical island in the South Pacific Ocean, a two-hour flight from Sydney.

Where to stay

Capella Lodge
Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge

North Island

Located on the banks of the Waikato River in 17 acres of parkland, Huka Lodge is the last word in luxury.

Where to stay

Huka Lodge
Wakaya Club

Wakaya Club

Bligh Water

A forty minute turboprop flight from Fiji lies the private island retreat that is the Wakaya Club.

Where to stay

Wakaya Club
French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

They may be on the other side of the planet, but the islands of French Polynesia are well, well worth the detour.

Where to go

French Polynesia
Treetops Lodge and Estate

Treetops Lodge and Estate

North Island

In the heart of the Maori spiritual home of Rotorua, Treetops Lodge and Estate is a delightful haven of peace and relaxation. Surrounded by forest with valley and lake views, the Lodge is equally welcoming of honeymooning couples as of families.

Where to stay

Treetops Lodge and Estate
Gourmet New Zealand

Gourmet New Zealand

New Zealand

Food glorious food. Gourmet New Zealand, is a trip in its own right, as the country is full of culinary delights, from fresh seafood to home grown roasted lamb and even great chocolate confectioneries. New Zealand is also rather famously known for its wine; therefore visitors could spend their holiday indulging if nothing else.

What to do

Gourmet New Zealand
 Eagle's Nest

Eagle's Nest

North Island

Set atop a private peninsula overlooking the Bay of Islands, and surrounded by 75 acres of sub-tropical native bush and secluded beaches, Eagles Nest hotel is in a fantastic location.

Where to stay

Eagle's Nest
Hotel DeBrett

Hotel DeBrett

North Island

Set in the heart of the fashionable district of downtown Auckland, the contemporary and stylish Hotel DeBrett is the perfect base from which to explore the city’s elegant shops and numerous art galleries.

Where to stay

Hotel DeBrett

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