From the lush landscapes of New Zealand to the breathtaking beaches of Fiji and the ancient traditions of the Aboriginal people in Australia, Oceania is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, foodies, and culture-seekers alike.
A country of vivid contrasts and natural beauty, Australia's red desert outback, lush green rainforests, sandy white beaches, turquoise blue waters, and rainbow coral reefs will take your breath away.
Take a private cooking class with a master chef under the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
Learn the legends of the Dreamtime from an Anangu elder at Uluru or traditional dot painting techniques from an Aboriginal artist in the ancient Daintree.
There are few destinations that can boast so many breathtaking natural wonders - forests and fjordlands, glaciers and geysers, snowy peaks and vineyards that roll into the sea - packed into just a couple small islands.
Sail the Bay of Islands by luxury yacht, cruising alongside dolphins, exploring remote beaches, and taking in the dramatic scenery while relaxing with cocktails and canapes.
Helicopter from the top of a glacier to a remote mountain-top picnic where you are greeted with champagne and golf clubs. Hit the drive of your life as you take in the majestic Southern Alps.
Turquoise waters and dramatic volcanic peaks are the breathtaking backdrops for your South Pacific travels.
Indulge in a romantic dinner for two on the beach of a private island before watching the sun slowly set from your overwater bungalow's deck.
Get the thrill of a lifetime swimming with sharks before celebrating your feat with kava and a traditional dance lesson.
Explore top and trending destinations below. Reach out to your McCabe World Travel Advisor for more detailed information and recommendations for when and where to go!
Best time to go: September - April
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“I was awe-struck for days after seeing the geysers and bubbling mud pools. I love how Kiwis center and respect their indigenous culture. A must-see!”
“Australia is a place keeps on giving. Its an incredibly diverse country where you can go from a yacht in Sydney Harbour with a private chef, to four-wheeling in the remote Northern Territory while wallabies hop along with you. With so many unique experiences available I always leave planning my next trip back.”
“New Zealand is one of the most special places in the world. In one tiny country, you will encounter the most stunning peaks, turquoise water, lush green nature, and warm people on Earth.”
“Bucket List Alert! Experience the grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef from above on an exclusive helicopter tour. Only accessible by helicopter, land on Heart Island, take a glass-bottom boat tour around Heart Reef, snorkel in its crystalline waters - if you're lucky you'll meet a reef shark - then celebrate with champagne.”
“Every day in New Zealand is the best eating, drinking, hiking, fishing, scenery viewing, boating, meeting lovely people, and shopping! We're never ready to leave.”
“Tahiti is the place to recharge your batteries. It is so easy to become lost in the destination and explore nature fully.”
“People think of Tahiti for the overwater bungalows and crystal clear water. Rightfully so, that is much of the allure! However, I love Tahiti for the beautiful confluence of Polynesian and French cultures.”
“Taking a helicopter ride over the Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound on New Zealand's South Island, is a must.”