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Top 25 Things to Do in Australia & New Zealand: 2015 Viator Travel Awards

Ayers Rock

You’ll find all kinds of activities listed, including climbing iconic bridges, learning about indigenous culture, tasting the fruits of the area’s vineyards, and getting up close to local wildlife. Join us for this tour of the Top 25 Things to Do in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands!

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December 18, 2014 by | 2 Comments

Seven Unusual Ways to Greet People Around the World

From sticking out your tongue to pressing noses together to breathing on someone way up close, there’s more than one way to say hello around the world.

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September 24, 2014 by | Comments Off

The Hobbit’s Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Matamata, the famous setting for Hobbiton

Luckily for travelers to New Zealand, this fantasy-world of rings and hobbits was shot in a very real place, and thanks to the convenience of movie-themed tours, it’s easy to visit the same outposts where dwarves and trolls once voyaged. To take a walk in the footsteps of The Hobbit, here is a guide to many of the locations where scenes from the movies were filmed.

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December 16, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Save 7% on Shore Excursions in Australia and New Zealand

Australia shore excursions

From now until December 19, 2013, save 7% on all Shore Excursions in Australia and New Zealand! Use promo code 701 during checkout, and the discount will be applied.

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December 5, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Auckland’s Best Beaches

Mission Bay

So you’re in Auckland, the sun is out and you’re thinking, wow this is a great day to go to the beach: where do you go? West to the black sand and surf? North to the sandy suburban shores? Or closer to home to a city beach?

Auckland is located on an isthmus between two coasts – east and west – so there are many beaches to choose from. For some you’ll need a car, for others a bus ticket or short ferry ride will get you there in no time.

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October 24, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Festivals Around the World in September


From the world’s largest and most famous beer festival to Mexican Independence Day and even an African Reed Dance ceremony; there are plenty of good excuses to celebrate this month. Here are some of the best festivals happening around the world in September.

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August 26, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Queenstown: More than Just an Extreme Sports Destination

The Skyline Gondola

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s must-visit places no matter which season you’re visiting the South Island. It’s famous for its snowfields, its lake – Lake Wakatipu – its autumn leaves and spring blossoms and most of all just for that scenery. Oh, and the extreme sports – so many extreme sports. The town is full of young travellers there to work and play, to ski and bungee jump and luge and hang-glide and, well, you get the idea.

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July 22, 2013 by | 0 Comments

10 Best Places to Hike in the World

Mount Cook in New Zealand

Whether climbing Everest is at the top of your bucket list or you’d prefer a gentle hike through the British countryside, the world is full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes that beg to be discovered on foot. From Iceland’s otherworldly topography to unveiling the real Middle Earth in New Zealand, here are 10 of the best places to hike in the world.

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April 22, 2013 by | 3 Comments

The World’s Coolest Caves

Inside the Majlis al Jinn cave

Caves have always fascinated human beings. We have used them for shelter, for food storage, as canvases for our art – we have even transformed them into homes and temples. Caves tend to have an otherworldly mystery about them, with their often tortuous, claustrophobic chambers, their strange creatures and the intensity of their darkness. It is no wonder we are drawn to them. And there is no shortage of caverns to explore — the United States alone has more than 55,500 caves, with over 1,000 new ones discovered each year, according to the National Speleological Society. There are countless to choose from, but here is a list of eight of the world’s coolest caves to get you started.

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April 15, 2013 by | 0 Comments

The World’s Strangest Beaches

Giant's Causeway, Dublin, Ireland.

While white sand beaches with azure waters and billowing palms are nice, they’re far from unusual. For those looking for a truly unique coastal experience, the following beaches provide just that. Barking sand, star-shaped fossils and natural underground hot springs are just a few of the strange experiences you can have on the following weird beaches.

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April 12, 2013 by | 2 Comments

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