Australia is the only country that is also a continent! From Sydney's dazzling blue harbor with its famous opera house and coat-hanger bridge to the vast, dusty plains of the Outback, Australia offers an unequaled diversity of experiences. The raw magnitude of Australia's setting puts nature at the top of the sightseeing list. What's more, with almost 31,000 miles of the most amazing, least-crowded and unspoiled coastline in the world, Australia offers plenty of choices when it comes to beach adventures. There's more than one way to get your toes wet! Will that involve snorkeling on the pristine coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, or staking out a patch of sand on iconic Bondi Beach, or somewhere else beyond? Looking for unique wildlife? Check! Art and culture lovers? Take a journey 50,000 years into the past and discover ancient Aboriginal cave painting or revel in the moment at the Sydney Opera House. Lovers of wine and beautiful scenery won't miss a beat, either!
Everyone should visit New Zealand at least once. If you like gorgeous scenery and gutsy people, you'll enjoy New Zealand. New Zealand is blessed with some of the most varied and dramatic terrain in the world—from glaciers, fjords and beaches to mountains, meadows and rain forests. If you're so inclined, you can admire the breathtaking scenery while skiing, surfing, horseback riding, mountain/glacier hiking, or kayaking. If you prefer more leisurely activities, you can still enjoy New Zealand's natural wonders by strolling on its pristine beaches, sailing along its picturesque coastline or fishing in its crystal clear rivers and lakes. And if all that is still not quite enough, there are more wonders to be found: Maori culture, vineyards, golf, thermal baths, wildlife, sheep, and friendly people, . Need I say more?