Oceania

Oceania: Luxury & Private Safaris

For those looking for pure unadulterated fun, pristine landscapes, wild beauty, unique life-changing experiences, and charming quirky locals, look no further than Australia and New Zealand. Iconic sites like the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, and Fiordland are familiar to most travelers contemplating a journey to this part of the world, but there is so so much more. From wildlife adventures spanning classic outback safaris to kiwi sanctuaries, this part of the world is brimming with endemic mammals, birds, and marine life. If you’re a serious foodie, Melbourne and Wellington will fulfill your fine-dining dreams. Into farm-to-table experiences? Taste your way around Tasmania’s Bruny Island, an Epicurean delight. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish the full-day and multi-day walks across other-worldly landscapes. And then there are the beaches… Join us for an Oceania safari!

Oceania of course includes the hundreds of island nations which dot the South Pacific. A stopover in Fiji or the Cook Islands, for example, could certainly be part of the journey we craft for you. You might also consider the Bay of Islands in New Zealand’s far north, the Whitsundays, or Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea to reduce your travel time.

Unforgettable experiences on an Oceania safari

  • Consider Port Lincoln in place of Kangaroo Island for three-nights alongside our hand-picked private guide. Spot koalas in the wild at Mikkira Station; swim with wild sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula; hand-feed kangaroos at the local wineries; watch the sunset from the best vantage spot along the Great Australian Bight.
  • Take on one of the Great Walks of New Zealand (or part of one) down in Fiordland. At the end, take to the skies to see Milford or Doubtful Sound by helicopter or to the sea on an overnight boat. For the bold, consider (cold water!) scuba diving to see the black coral.
  • Immerse yourself in Tasmania’s thriving food scene. Spend the day off the shores of the Tasman Peninsula with legendary guide Rob Penicott on a Seafood Seduction cruise. Sample your way through Hobart’s  Salamanca Market and enjoy the intersection of wine and museums at Moorilla Wine Meets MONA Art
  • Dine under a glittering canopy of stars overlooking Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light‘ installation at Uluru as a guest at Longitude 131. Immerse yourself in the Aboriginal culture and the beauty of their sacred mountain.

Itineraries to inspire your adventure to Australia & New Zealand

Uluru commands the landscape, bright red at sunset
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Australia’s Golden Triangle

Sydney, Rock, and Reef…Australia’s icons without the crowds

15 Days
Sydney Opera House
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Sydney and South Australia

Vibrant Sydney, stunning Kangaroo Island, rugged Outback, and the vineyards of the Barossa Valley

13 Days
Two kayakers paddle toward Split Apple Rock in Abel Tasman National Park on New Zealand safari
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New Zealand by Road: Highlights of the North and South Islands

Experience New Zealand from North to South – the drive is half the fun!

17 Days
lush native green forests with a pedestrian bridge crossing a river on the Hollyford Track on New Zealand's South Island tour
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Active South Island Explorer

Striking Fiordland, expansive Canterbury, and serene Abel Tasman

13 Days

Experiential accommodation on a safari in Oceania

Discover Oceania from the map

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4 locations, 9 flights, 5 transfers, 18 scheduled (by EJ or us) tours/events and many more unscheduled stops along the way – not one single glitch the entire time! Australia was great and the people we met were even greater. Unfortunately, our trip to Kangaroo Island was cancelled due to the wildfires just prior to our arrival, but Pearl and her team helped us set up 3 days in Port Lincoln instead. David Doudle/Australian Coastal Safaris and all his friends were a blast! Coordination of the entire trip was flawless. I don’t like bumps in the road and everything went off like clockwork!

Robert Early, Feb 2020

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