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Exploring Australia and New Zealand

Unique programs designed for travelers age 50+

Discover rolling green hills, snow-capped mountain peaks, and amazing cities of Australia and New Zealand. Explore Melbourne, Sydney, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef and the stunning natural wonders of New Zealand. Road Scholar’s local experts will take you on a journey through unique rainforests, native villages, and the ancient cultures of this great continent.

Australia & New Zealand with Road Scholar
Australia & New Zealand

Each adventure includes:

  • All lodgings & most meals
  • Expert-led lectures & field trips
  • Hands-on experiences & performances
  • All gratuities
  • Road Scholar Assurance Plan
Australia & New Zealand

Favorite Experiences in Australia & New Zealand:

  • Marvel in Victoria’s coastline as you explore the Great Ocean Walk in the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks.
  • Stargaze in the Mackenzie Basin, home to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, located in New Zealand’s only International Dark Sky Reserve.
  • Enjoy time to explore Melbourne and Sydney on your own during full free days.


A university of the world, Not-for-Profit Road Scholar has been leading global educational adventures for adults for nearly 50 years.

Our programs are all-inclusive educational adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975.