Australia & New Zealand: Fit for Royalty

Wednesday, 10th October 2018

Becky Masih

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As we all know The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (plus baby on the way!) are due for an official visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Beginning on Tuesday 16th October, the Royal tour will go on for 16 days ending in New Zealand.

In need of inspiration? We’ve included our favourite holiday itineraries so you can follow in their royal footsteps…

1. Melbourne - Sydney, Australia

Holiday inspiration: Coastal Highlights »

After a day in the vibrant city of Melbourne, the Duke and Duchess will head back to Sydney for 4 days. Here they’ll celebrate the opening of the Invictus Games, created by Harry in which ex and injured servicemen take part in a multitude of sporting events.

Our Coastal Highlights itinerary takes you from Melbourne to Sydney, admiring plenty of lakes, rivers and beautiful beaches – you’ll even spot wildlife including kangaroos, wombats, koalas and penguins. From hiking to relaxing on the beach, this holiday has it all. You’ll also be able to explore the iconic cities of Melbourne and Sydney!

2. Australia's East Coast including Fraser Island

Holiday inspiration: East Coast Wonders »

As part of Australia’s dedications to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative to preserve forests, the Duke and Duchess will fly down to Queensland to spend a couple of days on World Heritage Site and the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island.

Included on our incredible East Coast Wonders holiday, spend a night on Fraser Island and explore rainforests, spectacular sand formations and the iconic Lake Mckensie. This holiday also includes some of Queensland’s premier coastal attractions from Brisbane to Port Douglas. Take an overnight cruise in the exceptional Whitsunday Islands and stay in a treehouse for a night! A true royal adventure.

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3. Fiji Islands

Holiday inspiration: Discover Fiji’s Paradise Isles »

Next up is Fiji’s capital city, Suva. The Royals will embark on a three-day programme, experiencing the rich Fijian culture and generous hospitality.

Find out for yourself why the Fijian people are one of the happiest nations and immerse yourself in Fijian life spending 6-nights in the northern outer islands, surrounded by the spell-bounding beauty of the palm-fringed beaches and coral reefs. However you choose to spend your days in Fiji, you’ll be sure to be wowed by the sheer beauty of its landscapes, culture and of course people. Be prepared to be treated like royalty!

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4. Auckland - Christchurch, New Zealand

Holiday inspiration: The Green Kiwi »

The Duke and Duchess’ will end their tour in one of our absolute favourite destinations, New Zealand. Their trip will include a visit to Wellington, Auckland and Abel Tasman, where they will go on a walk with a park ranger to learn about the environmental challenges of protecting the park’s flora and fauna.

Our brand new eco-friendly New Zealand tour takes you on a 20-day self-drive exploring the iconic natural beauty, cultural experience and attractions. The holiday highlights the benefits of sustainable travel and conserving resources. With unique stays including many conservation projects to get involved with. Along the way, you’ll witness stunning landscapes, from secluded beaches and bays in the Coromandel to the glaciers and rainforests on the West Coast of the South Island, this is an experience not to miss.

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Don't just dream about it...

Our Australasia experts are on hand to help tailor make your trip, ensuring every element is personalised and suits your requirements. Whether you’re looking for a wildlife adventure, scenic self-drive or escorted coach trip, our experts can advise on the best options available.

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