In a Vantage Adventures small group, we have greater access to people and places, which means you’ll enjoy more intimate glimpses and a more rewarding journey. Here are some Vantage Adventures highlights hand-picked by our adventure specialists, each one based on their intimate knowledge of their destinations.
Embark on a full-day excursion that includes a presentation by a marine biologist and options to swim, snorkel, and view marine life from an underwater observatory
Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, immense in size and sacredness to its Aboriginal traditional owners
Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by nature’s breathtaking beauty during a full-day Milford Sound cruise
Discover the city’s cosmopolitan highlights, from the storied Sydney Opera House to Bondi Beach
View Sydney Harbor’s iconic skyline and be regaled with tales of the city on a scenic coffee cruise
Follow a local indigenous Australian through Queensland’s Mossman Gorge and get a firsthand experience of their cultural heritage
Take in a bird’s-eye view of Queenstown and the Southern Alps as you ride the Skyline Gondola up to Bob’s Peak
Take a tour of Gibbston Valley Winery, one of Central Otago’s founding wineries, and sample its vintages
Attend a special concert at the Auckland War Memorial Museum and get a glimpse of traditional Maori culture
Join a local family for dinner and conversation in Queenstown, New Zealand
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The wine in this region — and particularly on New Zealand’s South Island — is among its many splendors. The delightful vintages are reason enough for a visit, but the breathtaking beauty of the wine regions add an entire other dimension to your experience.
Queenstown: We’ll visit Gibbston’s Winery, enjoying an opportunity to immerse ourselves in wine culture while sampling wine. On this excursion, we’ll also get a chance to admire the region’s beauty, as we pass vast fields of vineyards in the Central Otago wine region amidst dramatic slopes.
The long, harrowing histories of the Aboriginal and Maori peoples have shaped the regional culture on this adventure. Your sojourn across Australia and New Zealand will explore the history and traditions of these indigenous groups, as well as offer eye-opening connections with locals. Here’s how:
Bring an extra memory card — the scenery you’ll encounter on this trek through Australia and New Zealand will keep your camera quite busy. Here’s a sampling of what to expect:
There’s never a bad time to visit Australia and New Zealand for birdwatching — the summers may lure more migrants, but the winters offer comfortable temperatures to stay outdoors longer. Whatever time of the year you go, here are a few birdwatching highlights to pursue:
Whether you’re biking in Queenstown or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, this active adventure will leave you breathless with awe. While your regular itinerary offers plenty of activities and options for getting in a little more exercise, there’s even more adventure to be found in Australia and New Zealand. Here are a few suggestions:
Your land adventure has been enhanced with special features catering to independent travelers, including:
Customize your adventure Down Under with these top Concierge suggestions: