Keith Maynard's - Top Tips in Australasia

22 Sep 2015 | by Marcus Harvey

Welcome to the Land Down Under, where natural beauty, extreme landscapes, iconic cities, breath-taking wildlife, 40,000 years of Aboriginal heritage, the Great Barrier Reef and a beach lifestyle to envy are seen as the norm. 

Australasia is a glorious place to visit, this vast island region that comprises of Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. From the Aboriginal outback’s in Australia's heartland to the luscious Blue Mountains in Sydney, all the way to the sandy shores on the gold coast and the fascinating Maori culture in New Zealand. Few places in the world are as inspiring as Australasia; this great region evokes a charm that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, but knowing where to start can be a challenge.


A trip Down Under will amaze you, this part of the world has long been synonymous with escape, exploration and adventure, and very rightly so. There are few places in the world that offer as much diversity as Australasia, between the captivating cosmopolitan cities along the coasts you’ll discover an immense region teaming with natural wonders, majestic sights and sheer beauty. You will never be short of things to see and adventures to embark on in Australasia.

Onboard an unforgettable Australasia cruise guests will be left in awe. With so much to explore,  first time experiences to be had and unforgettable memories to create, Australasia is the place to be. In today's feature, World Cruise Expert and Planet Cruise TV host Keith Maynard gives you his expert travel tips to three exciting destinations on a Australasia Cruise itinerary.


Sydney is an iconic spectacle, from its world famous Harbour home to its towering bridge and artistically designed Opera House, all the way to the unique Bondi beach. Away from the golden shores and city lights Sydney is also thriving; experience the Featherdale wildlife park where Koalas roam free and the Blue Mountains that offer outstanding views way up in the clouds.



Located in Australia's northern territory is the famously named tropical city of Darwin. Renowned for its colourful culture, adventurous activities, sensational food and magical markets at Mindil Beach, visitors to Darwin will have a lot to enjoy. Situated closer to Bali than Sydney, Darwin presents a unique feel in comparison to any other Australian city, come and explore its many charms.



Built on top of an active volcanic field is New Zealands capital city Auckland. The cultural milieu of the city is very diverse with its distinctive Maori, European and Asian influence present throughout. Visitors to the city will discover black-sand beaches, fine restaurants and eateries, stylish monuments like the glass bottom Sky Tower and natural wonders like Waiheke Island, accessible by ferry.


Check out our Australasia Cruise page for more information.

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