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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.

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Australia and New Zealand Tours for Seniors

Explore the diverse communities of Australia and New Zealand, where captivating landscapes, influenced by Aboriginal and Maori roots, await seniors. These island nations, with their colonial ties as members of the Commonwealth of Nations, offer unique cultural experiences. From bustling cities to expansive countryside, arid deserts to snow-capped peaks, Road Scholar's local experts invite seniors on an adventure of a lifetime in these captivating classrooms.


Educational Australia and New Zealand Tours for Seniors

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.


Gems of Australia and New Zealand Tours

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. 


An Odyssey Down Under: Australia and New Zealand

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. 


From the Outback to the Reef: Australia With Your Grandchild

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.


Great Australian Train Trek

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. 


Why Australia and New Zealand Are a Must for Senior Travelers

When it comes to Australia & New Zealand tours for seniors, there are a lot of reasons why these two countries are popular destinations for older adults looking to explore the world. Both of these hot spots offer visitors a wide range of unique activities that can be enjoyed, allowing people to create lasting memories while learning more about the cultures and communities of our world. Some of the top reasons why Australia and New Zealand tours are a must for senior travelers include:

  • Natural beauty: Tours of Australia and New Zealand are the perfect way for senior travelers to explore the diverse landscapes these countries offer. From Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and its rugged Outback to New Zealand’s majestic mountains and awe-inspiring fjords, these countries allow adventurers to witness some of the most breathtaking scenery on our planet.
  • Mild climate: Another reason tours to Australia and New Zealand are perfect for seniors is their mild climate, which makes it comfortable to explore outdoor attractions and engage in various activities, whether enjoying a nature walk or dining out in one of the popular cities like Melbourne or Sydney. Both countries have temperate climates, particularly in their coastal regions, making them a great destination for seniors.
  • Cultural and historical sites: Some of the best tours of Australia and New Zealand will bring senior travelers to unique and significant cultural and historical sites. Both countries have rich indigenous cultures despite being relatively new nations in terms of European settlement. Senior travelers can learn about the traditions, cultures and cuisines of indigenous populations like the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori.
  • Varying activity levels: When booking an Australia and New Zealand tour, ensuring there are senior-friendly activities to enjoy is important. Fortunately, both countries have plenty of excursions that cater to the diverse interests and ability levels of senior travelers, such as wine-tasting tours, scenic cruises, wildlife encounters, cultural performances and train journeys.
  • Accessibility: Accessibility is crucial for seniors booking Australia and New Zealand tours, as it ensures senior travelers can comfortably navigate their adventures throughout these two countries. Australia and New Zealand have advanced tourism infrastructure and transportation networks that make it easy for seniors to move between major cities and access popular attractions.
  • Safety: One of the top tips for first-time travelers is ensuring the destination is known for its high safety standards and healthcare systems. Australia and New Zealand have low crime rates and reputable emergency services that can give senior travelers peace of mind, knowing they can enjoy a safe trip.

There are many reasons why Australia and New Zealand tours are a must for senior travelers. From learning about why coral reefs are important and tips for saving them to exploring the history of indigenous communities, Australia and New Zealand tours are the perfect opportunity to learn more about the cultures of our world with a diverse cohort of like-minded learners.


Road Scholar Australia and New Zealand Trips 

Road Scholar offers tours all over the world, including tours of Australia and New Zealand. Let's go on an adventure together and learn something new!