The countries dotted around Pacific waters showcase mother nature at her finest, so prepare for blow-your-socks-off scenery, white-knuckle adventure, heartwarming wildlife and plenty of colonial and indigenous history on these shores.
With Australia the size of a continent alone, a holiday here can take two weeks or two years. The country's sheer size takes in a kaleidoscope of red desert, tropical rainforest, cosmopolitan cities and reef-fringed ocean, making it a real adventurer’s playground. Its remote location in the Pacific and Indian Oceans gives it a winning hand on the wildlife front, too. From the cuddly to the lethal, the flamboyant to the frankly absurd, Australia's animals serve as a reminder that while Oz feels like home in many ways, it actually sits diametrically opposite the UK on the globe.
Across the Tasman Sea lies the spiritual home of the activity holiday, New Zealand. A country of extremes, this is a place where you can scale a volcano and see otherworldly geysers and bubbling mud pools one day then hike glaciers, ski powder-perfect pistes and quaff world-famous wines the next.
From the easy-to-travel-round countries of Australia and New Zealand to the laid-back island life in Tahiti and Tonga, there’s a destination for everyone in Australasia’s suitcase. Discover our Australasia holidays below.