Australia is a country of rugged beauty filled with endless adventures. This large island-nation offers some of the world’s most beautiful beaches perfect for surfing, swimming and scuba diving - especially along the Great Barrier Reef. There is also the vast Outback, which envelops most of the country. This vast landscape is home to open deserts, ancient rock formations and mountains that are great to hike. Australia also boasts many major cosmopolitan cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Australia offers something for every traveler, not to mention an endless amount of sunshine!
A stunning landscape and beautiful weather year-round, New Zealand has something to offer every visitor. New Zealand is a small country made up of 2 islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The landscape is dotted with volcanoes, mountains, geysers, hot springs and rushing rivers. There are many spectacular hikes to take throughout New Zealand including Mt. Victoria and the South Islands' Fiordland, which were featured in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” movies. The capital, Wellington, also known as ‘Windy Wellington’ has a beautiful waterfront promenade, beaches, and the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa.