Australia and New Zealand are home to captivating communities that range from international cities and sprawling countryside. The unique culture of each country is influenced by their Aboriginal and Maori roots that bind them to their Pacific neighbors as well as the colonial influences they maintain as members of the Commonwealth of Nations. These island nations are home to some of the world’s most inspiring landscapes, spanning arid deserts, tropical rainforests, glacier-carved bays and snowcapped peaks. Road Scholar’s local experts are waiting to take you on an adventure of a lifetime in the world’s most fascinating classrooms.
Australia and New Zealand are home to captivating communities, international cities, and sprawling countryside. Their unique cultures are influenced by the Aboriginal and Maori roots that bind them to their Pacific neighbors and the colonial influences they maintain as members of the Commonwealth of Nations. These nations are home to some of the world’s most inspiring landscapes, spanning arid deserts, tropical rainforests, and glacier-carved bays.
Road Scholar’s local experts have curated some amazing Australian and New Zealand tours for seniors that offer you the adventure of a lifetime. Walk into an extinct volcano in New Zealand, and explore the wildlife and white sandy beaches of Kangaroo Island off Australia. Discover the rolling green pastures, snowcapped peaks, and dramatic fjords spread throughout the two nations. Let Road Scholar experts guide you through tours of Maori and Aboriginal cultures and foods.
With Road Scholar’s Australia and New Zealand vacations, you will be guided through the best there is to offer in these two beautiful countries.
Australia and New Zealand are huge masses of land with so much to offer — where do you even begin to explore? Road Scholar has done the work for you by putting together some of the best Australian and New Zealand trips around.
Australia and New Zealand, separated by 1,200 miles of open sea, are both geographically isolated and rich in indigenous heritage. Join Road Scholar on a 31-day trip through Australia and New Zealand, traveling alongside experts who will teach you about the native cultures, vibrant cities, and vast landscapes. This Australia and New Zealand tour is great for seniors and families alike.
On this trip, you'll learn the story of New Zealand’s settlement by Maori and Europeans, see the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, and learn about efforts to protect it. In New Zealand, you'll take a yacht cruise on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, the city, and the surrounding volcanic cones.
This Australian and New Zealand tour offers travelers a chance to see the very best of both worlds.
What better way to spend quality time with your grandchild than by taking a trip down under to the land of kangaroos and koalas and the home of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef in the world?
On Road Scholar’s epic 17-day journey through Australia, you and your grandchild will go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, find big crocs in a swampy lagoon, and camp out under the stars. You'll learn about Aboriginal dot painting from the experts, eat traditional bush food, and canoe through Sydney’s Royal National Park, the second oldest national park in the world. This tour is sure to please both the older and younger generations.
Just sit back and enjoy the view as you experience Australia by train, taking in the vastness and beauty of the landscape.
This four-week journey will take you on two iconic trains, the Indian Pacific across the Nullarbor Plain and the Ghan from Darwin to Alice Springs. Step onto one of the most unique and beautiful islands in the world, Kangaroo Island, a paradise of unspoiled wilderness that is 91 miles long. The island is known for its sea lion colonies, white sandy beaches, and, of course, kangaroos.