Explore Australia and New Zealand's stunningly diverse landscapes and wildlife—from the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens to renowned Milford Sound.

Starting at: $10,184 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Sydney Opera House at night  Sydney skyline, early evening  Australia's Great Barrier Reef  The Great Barrier Reef  Tropical fish and coral, the Great Barrier Reef  Fish and coral found along the Great Barrier Reef  Uluru or Ayers Rock  Koala  A joey in Australia Credit: Kirt Kempter  Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, and the Remarkables  Looking out over Queenstown Credit: Chris Sisarich/Tourism New Zealand  Dramatic Milford Sound with Mitre Peak. Credit: Rob Suisted/Tourism New Zealand  View from Mt. Cook. Credit: Hannah Coles  Wines of New Zealand. Credit: Chris McLennan/Tourism New Zealand  Maori sculpture  Maori woman with traditional tattoos. Credit: James Heremaia/Tourism New Zealand  Traditional Maori greeting, or <i>Hongi</i>. Credit: Chris SisarichTourism New Zealand  Maori Haka performance. Credit: James Heremaia/Tourism New Zealand  Traditional Maori meeting house  Rotorua's Te Puia. Credit: Eric Lindberg/Tourism New Zealand

Splendors of Australia and New Zealand

22 days from $10,184 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Explore Australia and New Zealand's stunningly diverse landscapes and wildlife—from the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens to renowned Milford Sound.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Smithsonian Journeys tours always have unique interesting itineraries and always have a very interesting like-minded set of other traveling companions. The lecture information always help better understand the countries and geology better. 

- Previous Journeys Traveler

This was the very best trip I have ever taken. I will travel with Smithsonian Journeys again and again! Thank you so much. 

- Previous Journeys Traveler

This was the only tour we found that went to every place we wanted to visit in Australia and New Zealand (including the outback!). 

- Richard S.

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Experts

Sep 28 - Oct 19, 2019 Departure; Mar 14 - Apr 4, 2020 Departure
George Losey

George Losey

George Losey, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii, received his Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography working on the behavior and ecology of the fishes of the East Pacific. His research, mostly on coral reef fishes, includes cleaning symbiosis, intraspecific aggression, and learning behavior. His most recent work on ultraviolet vision and coloration in reef fishes led him to Australia's Lizard Island Research Station on two research expeditions. He has traveled extensively all over Australia and New Zealand.

Oct 19 - Nov 9, 2019 Departure; Jan 11 - Feb 1, 2020 Departure
Grant Nel

Grant Nel

Grant Nel is a dedicated naturalist whose global travels allow him to study our planet's incredible biodiversity. Although African by birth and heritage, his hunger to explore and learn about Earth's many natural wonders has seen him diving off the Great Barrier Reef, hiking through montane forests in New Zealand, searching for elusive marsupials in the world's oldest rainforest, and exploring the unique geology and wildlife of Australia's 'Red Centre'. Grant holds a postgraduate honors degree in zoology from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, but claims that the thirty years he has spent at the 'School of Experience' has been his main source of naturalist knowledge. As a dedicated conservationist Grant sits on the board of two enviromental organisations in his hometown in Botswana and is an energetic champion for global biodiversity conservation.

Apr 6 - 27, 2020 Departure
Brent Garry

Brent Garry

Brent Garry is a geologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center where he studies lava flows and volcanoes on Earth and compares them to similar features on the Moon and Mars. He earned degrees in geology from The College of William and Mary (B.S.), the University of Kentucky (M.S.), and the University at Buffalo (Ph.D.). He then held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian’’s National Air and Space Museum from 2006-2010, after which he worked at the Planetary Science Institute for two years, and then moved to NASA. From 2008-2011, as a member of NASA’’s Desert RATS team, Brent lived in prototype space vehicles for up to two weeks at a time during simulated missions to the lunar surface and asteroids. Brent has conducted fieldwork in Iceland, Hawaii, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon, and Belize; served as editor for the GSA special volume “Analogs for Planetary Exploration;” and was selected as a Participating Scientist on NASA’’s Dawn and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) missions. Outside the office, Brent enjoys running and scuba diving.