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Holidays ‘downunder’ offer indigenous culture and adventure

Date Posted: 25/10/2012

A range of new group holidays to Australia and New Zealand offer everything from a tipi in a hippie commune, canvas swags under the stars, and secluded eco-lodges, to riding the Ghan train and staying on an historic yacht.

Group travel organisers have plenty of choice with small adventure travel operator G Adventures launching tours ‘downunder’ for the first time in its 22-year history.

The new Australia and New Zealand programme consists of four major routes: Sydney to Cairns and Melbourne to Darwin in Australia, and the North Island and South Island of New Zealand.

Various package offers different experiences:

  • You will be able to learn about Aboriginal history, culture and contemporary life from the indigenous people.
  • Take the back road to a remote conservation farm, kayak to a secluded harbour, stay at a coastal eco-camp in native bush land , visit the geothermal area of Rotorua, and enjoy a traditional Maori dinner.
  • Island hop through the Whitsundays, stay on a traditional sheep station and in a beach tipi, learning to surf at Byron Bay and spearing fish to eat with the local Aborigines.    

G Adventures’ founder, Bruce Poon Tip said: “We recognised an opportunity to offer something new and exciting in Australia and New Zealand, and to provide our guests with a different experience to what is available in terms of indigenous and community tourism. We included the local communities in the development of itineraries to ensure there’s a fair trade arrangement and that local people benefit from us being there.

G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions to more than 100 countries on all continents.

These destinations complete the company’s product line-up as the seventh and last continent it operates tours on for group travellers.

For more group travel information telephone 0844-272 2040 or visit

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