The great continent of Australia is a country of contrasts. A relatively small population on one of the biggest land masses, you can find lots of areas of peace and tranquillity. Most of the population lives within the major urban areas of the south east – from Brisbane in Queensland, via Sydney, New South Wales & Melbourne, Victoria to Adelaide in South Australia. These major cities offer all you expect with top class hotels, fine dining, adventure activities and more. On the west side of the country is Perth, a stunning city located around the Swan River as it opens into the Indian Ocean, offering a wonderful city experience and some great seaside resorts and golden beaches. We can now also access Perth directly from London; Qantas fly the route every day in about 17 hours. Between the Pacific and Indian Ocean, Australia boasts so much outdoor and natural attractions, you need a long time to visit this wonderful country. The Red Centre is home to famous Uluru (Ayers Rock), Queensland has vast rainforests and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef while the Blue Mountains of New South Wales are easily access from Sydney. Further on from Australia and you will find New Zealand. A land of such stunning natural beauty, a lot of the country was made famous as the backdrop for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies and its hard to escape that feeling of being in ‘Middle Earth’ whether you are in the rolling green hills of North Island or the sky scrapping Southern Alps on South Island. New Zealand has major cities such as Auckland and Wellington, as well as stunning towns. Head to South Island for a walk on ancient glaciers or a sail around stunning Fjordland while the tallest mountain in Australasia – Aoraki/Mount Cook – sits majestically at the top end of a glacial blue lake in the Southern Alps.