55 days in South Pacific, South America, Europe, United States & Central America Itinerary

55 days in South Pacific, South America, Europe, United States & Central America Itinerary

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Fly to Queenstown, Bus to Te Anau
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Bus to Queenstown, Fly to Ezeiza
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Drive to San Juan del Sur
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to La Tontouta International Airport
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Noumea, New Caledonia
— 1 night
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
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Te Anau, New Zealand

— 2 nights
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the activities along Doubtful Sound. On the next day, stop by Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs, see the interesting displays at Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum, and then Head underground at Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Te Anau trip maker website.

Adelaide, Australia to Te Anau is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Te Anau due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Get some cultural insight at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Museo de los Ninos. Casa Rosada and Museo Histórico Nacional del Cabildo y la Revolución de Mayo will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, explore the world behind art at Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, and surround yourself with nature on Birding Buenos Aires.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Te Anau to Buenos Aires takes 21.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In June in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at São Paulo Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro De Sao Bento.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in June, with highs in Sao Paulo at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Historic Sites · Museums

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu Casa de Santos Dumont capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Cervejaria Bohemia & Imperial Museum). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip site.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in June, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 6 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Appreciate the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee Picasso. Get some cultural insight at La Croisette and Musée Marc Chagall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs & Saint-Paul de Vence). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip app.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Nice in 18 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. In June in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles for their historical value. Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, and visit Montmartre.

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You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in June since evenings lows in Paris dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Grote Markt are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more), Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Stadhuis Haarlem). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Lentevreugd.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip site.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 5 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Kon-Tiki Museum. Visit Oslomarka and Norsk Folkemuseum for their historical value. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Munch Museum, stroll around Vigeland Park, take a memorable tour with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing, and step into the grandiose world of Det Kongelige Slott.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo travel route planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Oslo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Center for the Urban River at Beczak (in Yonkers), Demarest Nature Center (in Demarest) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and take a tour by water with Imagine Yacht Charters.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker app.

Fly from Oslo to New York City in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

— 2 nights
Set in a crescent-shaped bay, San Juan del Sur has become known as a popular surfing spot and coastal holiday destination for Nicaraguan families and international visitors alike.
On the 15th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through La Flor Beach Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, then view the masterpieces at The Art Warehouse, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New York City to San Juan del Sur. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Juan del Sur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in San Juan del Sur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Noumea, New Caledonia

— 1 night
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie and then visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Aquanature, examine the collection at Tjibaou Cultural Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Ville de Noumea.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Noumea road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Juan del Sur to Noumea. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Juan del Sur to Noumea. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noumea

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Sydney, Australia

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Australian National Maritime Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Noumea to Sydney by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Noumea to Sydney, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites · Museums

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Nicaragua travel guide

4.3
Churches · Volcanos · Specialty Museums
Still emerging as a major tourist destination, Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, entices travelers with its rich history and remarkable natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. A holiday in Nicaragua allows you to explore a vibrant culture, scenic beaches, and plenty of spots off the beaten path. Majestic volcanoes, lakes, and forests offer numerous chances for exploration and exciting adventures, while major cities boast splendid colonial architecture. With access to coastlines on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, a vacation in Nicaragua appeals to those looking for thrilling surfing experiences, dramatic views, or a chance to spread out on a deserted tropical beach.

New Caledonia travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
An archipelago consisting of the sizable Grande Terre as well as a scattering of smaller surrounding islands, New Caledonia has many of the tourist draws characteristic of the South Pacific: long sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, azure lagoons, and coral reefs. It also supports many unique species of plants and animals, such as the tall conifers that tower above the palm trees lining the waterside. Nature lovers on holiday in New Caledonia should head to the lagoon that surrounds Grande Terre: a World Heritage Site and one of the largest lagoons in the world, it is home to countless species of marine life, including endangered dugongs and green sea turtles. The local culture blends French chic and Melanesian warmth, and it is usually a only short walk from the beach to a stylish bar, cafe, or gourmet restaurant.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.