New Zealand and Australia

New Zealand & Australia Tours, Flights and Deals - Grand Escapades

When a place has as much to offer as Australia and New Zealand, it is wise to organize your time before leaving home. By arranging an independent tour or joining an escorted, group tour, you’ll be able to make the most efficient use of your time and see more of the wonder down under!

Australia and New Zealand are full of amazing natural landscapes, vibrant cities and modern attractions. There’s so much of interest it’s not surprising visitors return inspired and excited about their experiences.

With today’s non-stop flights from Vancouver to both Sydney and Auckland, it’s easier than ever to visit both countries.

New Zealand is compact and can be covered, top to bottom, in a couple of weeks.

Across the Tasman Sea lies Australia. This vast country has many areas catering to visitors that are long distances apart.

Combining both countries is an adventure of a lifetime as you see two of the most fascinating countries in the world – from spectacular Fjordland National Park, New Zealand to Ayers Rock, Australia and everything surrounding these amazing places.

Independent Touring

Through our industry partnerships, we can arrange a custom vacation for you to see all you want in Australia and New Zealand.

  • From luxury hotels to budget camping adventures there are many options available for singles, families and groups.
  • In New Zealand, the road system on both the North and South islands is immaculately maintained and un-crowded making it easy to tour by car or motor-home. You can also travel by rail and coach.
  • Farm stays let you experience first hand a vital part of these agricultural nations.
  • With the long distances in Australia, take advantage of an air pass if you have limited time. There are also rail and coach passes available for independent travellers.
  • Independent tours designed for families include activities just for kids like a visit to the School of the Air, a program of radio instruction for children of the Outback.
  • For the outdoor adventurer, trekking, bird and wildlife viewing are safe and pleasant in New Zealand as there are no natural predators or snakes. Take a hike on White Island, an active marine volcano or through the Waitomo Caves to glow worm grotto. Go bungee jumping where it was invented, in Queenstown, the capital of extreme adventure activity.

Escorted Tours

For many travellers, organized tours with a group provide the most efficient way to see the most important areas of Australia and New Zealand. They enjoy the carefree experience with luggage handled for them, having a full time local guide and the camaraderie of travelling with others.

  • Tours are available with accommodation from budget to luxury with most sightseeing and some meals included.
  • Group Tours range from a one day tour to the Hunter Valley north of Sydney to comprehensive one month tours of both countries with domestic flights included.
  • Combine shorter tours and city stays to create your own adventure. Pick and choose from a wide selection of destination and special interest escorted tours.
  • A must see, easily visited by guided tour, is famous Ayers Rock, situated at the Red Centre of Australia, the dry, outback desert area in the middle of the country. The area is part of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park which is Aboriginal land and one of the few World Heritage properties listed for both natural and cultural importance. Experience Aboriginal culture at the visitors centre and music and dance shows.
  • To see more of the South Pacific, add a stop over in Fiji or the Cook Islands to your flight home.

Cruise Tours

Australia and New Zealand offer an exciting vacation experience. We’re here to help plan your dream vacation down under and ensure you see and do everything you want in these spectacular countries.

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