Aussie World Travel
 
 
 
 
South African Specialist
 
 
Specializing in travel to Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Africa & Asia
 
 

Destinations to Discover with Aussie World Travel

Aussie World Travel, based out of Surprise, Arizona, is proud to offer you out of this world vacations to many amazing destinations. For a custom tour of any locations that we travel, give us a call. 623-249-7680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
including Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa
 
 
 
 
including Tahiti, Cook Islands, and Fiji
 
 
 

Discover Australia

Perfect for travelers who desire it all, Australia offers a breathtaking array of scenery – from the Colorful Great Barrier Reef to rugged mountain ranges and expansive forests. Stay at Ayers Rock for surreal desert views and dining under the stars, in an incredible Outback experience. Seeking the energy of a city? Visit Melbourne for spectacular parks, landmarks, shopping and entertainment, or catch a grand performance at the Sydney Opera House. Welcome to a land of endless opportunity and adventure.

Rail Australia

  • Ride "The Ghan Expedition" from Darwin to Adelaide or "The Indian Pacific" from Sydney to Perth.
  • Experience Australia with all-inclusive train travel.

The Australian Capital Territory

Canberra is the national capital and the centre of government. It is located approximately 290 kilometers south of Sydney in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Canberra lies on the ancient lands of the Indigenous Ngunnawal people, and its name is thought to mean ‘meeting place', from the Aboriginal word ‘Kamberra'. It is home to important national institutions, including the Australian Parliament and the High Court of Australia.
 
  • Nation's capital, Canberra.
  • Parklands
  • National Attractions
  • Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in the North Australian Alps
  • Poacher's Trail
 
  • Wineries
  • Farms
  • Wildflowers
  • Glacial Lakes
  • Spot Dolphins from beaches on the South Coast
 

Northern Territory

At the top end of Australia lies the Northern Territory. Darwin, on the northern coast, is the capital, and Alice Springs the principal inland town. Alice Springs is the physical heart of Australia, almost exactly at the nation's geographical centre. The Northern Territory is home to the famous Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kakadu National Park.
 
  • Rich in Aboriginal History
  • Natural beauty
  • Explore the Rainforest
  • Rock art of Kakadu National Park
 
  • Kings Canyon
  • Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa
  • Pan for gold in Tennant Creek
 

Western Australia

Western Australia is Australia's largest state by area. About three-quarters of the state's population live in the capital Perth, which is the fourth most populated city in Australia. The east of the state is mostly desert while to the west the state is bound by almost 13000 kilometres of pristine coastline. In the 1890s gold was discovered and mining is still one of the state's biggest industries.
 
  • Swan Valley Vineyards
  • Tall forests
  • Crashing surf in the Margaret River
  • Dive with the whale shark Ningaloo Reef
 
  • Feed the Dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Ride a camel on the beach at sunset
  • Dampier Peninsula
  • Fly over Bungle Bungle ranges
 

South Australia

South Australia is a state in the southern central part of the country which covers some of the most arid parts of the continent. It is the fourth largest of Australia's states and shares its borders with all of the mainland states and the Northern Territory. The state capital is Adelaide, the fifth-largest city in Australia. South Australia has a thriving arts scene and is sometimes known as the ‘Festival State', with more than 500 festivals taking place there every year.
 
  • Cellar hop in Barossa Valley
  • Picturesque German village of Hahndorf
  • Meet wildlife on Kangaroo Island
 
  • Swim with Sea Lions
  • Dive into Shipwrecks
  • Explore the Naracoorte Caves
 

New South Wales

New South Wales is Australia's oldest and most populated state. It was originally settled as a penal colony on the shores of Port Jackson where the bustling capital city of Sydney now stands. More than a third of Australians live in New South Wales, and Sydney is the nation's largest city.
 
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Take the ferry past the Opera House
  • Hunter Valley Vineyards
  • Watch the dolphins play in Jervis Bay
 
  • Dive on Lord Howe Island
  • World's Oldest Ceremonial burial site
  • Snowy Mountains
  • Natural Artesian Spas
 

Victoria

Victoria is the smallest of the mainland states in size but the second most populated. During the gold rush of the 1850s, it became one of the world's largest and wealthiest cities. Melbourne is sometimes referred to as the “cultural capital of Australia” and is the birthplace of Australian film, television, art, dance and music. Victorians' enthusiasm for sport is also legendary and this is where Australian Rules football began.
 
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Cafes of Melbourne
  • Wineries in Yarra Valley
 
  • Paddle-Steam the Murray
  • Swim with dolphins on Morniongton Peninsula
  • Penguins on Phillip Island
 

Tasmania

Tasmania is separated from mainland Australia by Bass Strait and is the smallest state in Australia. The capital, Hobart, was founded in 1804 as a penal colony, and is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney. One-fifth of Tasmania is covered by national parks and wilderness areas. It is one of the world's most mountainous islands whose geology reflects Australia's connection millions of years ago with Antarctica.
 
  • Hobart's Riverfront streets
  • Wineglass Bay
  • Discover Shipwrecks and Diamonds on Flinders Island
 
  • Cataract Gorge
  • Dove Lake
  • Thriving Creative Culture
 

Queensland

Queensland is Australia's second-largest state in size. The state capital is Brisbane, the third most populated city in Australia. Queenslanders enjoy more winter sunshine and warmth than most other Australian states and it's perfect for all types of outdoor activities and water sports. Queensland is also home to the world famous Great Barrier Reef as well as five World Heritage listed areas.
 
  • Surfer's Paradise
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Daintree Rainforest
 
  • Beaches of the Capricorn Coast
  • Dinosaur footprints near Winton
  • Rodeos
 
 
 

Discover New Zealand

Boasting 27 distinct regions, New Zealand delights travelers with its gracious Kiwi hospitality and diverse natural beauty. Explore North Island's scenic harbors and beach coves. Rotorua's famed geothermal hot springs, or the cosmopolitan energy of Auckland. Discover South Island's pure landscapes – from snowcapped mountains to dense rainforests and deep blue lakes. Marvel at Milford Sound's verdant cliffs and spectacular waterfalls. Experience the lush sceneries of Canterbury Plains, or Mount Cook – set in the majestic Southern Alps.

Discover the North Island

 
  • Active Volcanoes
  • Island Sanctuaries
  • Maori Culture
 
  • Geothermal Terrains
  • Northland and Auckland
  • Tranquil Bays
 

Discover the South Island

 
  • Pure Natural Landscapes
  • Glacial Valleys
  • Alpine Lakes
 
  • Mountains with Ski Fields
  • Vineyards
  • National Parks
 
As a small island nation, New Zealand is over 4.5 million people strong, located just east of Australia. Due to its relative remoteness and being water locked, New Zealand was one of the last countries to be found and settled. The country is made up of some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, from stunning volcanoes to spectacular glaciers and subtropical forests, it is a natural playground for thrill seekers and adventurers and those who are looking for that unique cultural getaway. Just slightly larger than California, each destination in New Zealand offers travelers its own unique and distinctive charm! With some of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth, New Zealand is a must see travel destination!

Explore some of New Zealand’s destinations:

  • Auckland
Nestled between two harbors, Auckland is New Zealand's largest city brimming with cultural excitement, sea-flavored challenges and attractions and activities of all kinds. Auckland tourism is alive and well with the region being a popular tourist area. Auckland City boasts world-class shopping, restaurants, 5-star accommodation, wine bars and night clubs, art galleries and cafes. The surrounding Auckland region features vineyards, stunning beaches, pristine rainforest, wildlife encounters, island adventures and endless water activities.
  • Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s favorite travel destinations. With over 140 islands encompassed in the region, the Bay of Islands is a stunning place with a wide variety of attractions from the relaxing to the adventurous. It’s known for its undeveloped beaches, big-game fishing and Maori cultural artifacts. It's also home to the 19th-century whaling port of Russell, whose waterfront promenade is lined with remnants from its days as the country’s first colonial capital.
  • Christchurch
Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand's South Island. The area is alive with color, atmosphere and world-class attractions, including the International Antarctic Centre, Orana Park and Willowbank Wildlife Park. You can ski, bungee jump, hike, mountain bike, raft, surf, swim, golf, see whales, dolphins and seals, visit wineries and gardens, shop, be entertained and awed, and so much more, all within 2 hours of Christchurch.
  • Dunedin
Dunedin is a city at the head of Otago Harbour on the South Island’s southeast coast. It's known for its Scottish and Maori heritage, Victorian and Edwardian architecture and a large student population. Hiking and cycling trails crisscross the dramatic landscape of the adjoining Otago Peninsula, home to colonies of albatrosses, sea lions and rare yellow-eyed penguins.
  • Queenstown and Wanaka
Queenstown, New Zealand, sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Renowned for adventure sports, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. There's bungee jumping off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and jet-boating on the Shotover and Dart rivers. In winter, there's skiing on the slopes of The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. With top golf courses and destination spas, this region is a must see for most New Zealand travelers!
  • Wellington
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. Wellington is an experience that will reveal the creative, political and cultural nature of New Zealand, but still provide blockbuster scenery. From rolling green hills to one of the country’s most beautiful harbors, exploring Wellington is as easy as walking outside! A compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbor and colorful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. On the waterfront, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national centre focusing on the country’s natural history, cultures and art. From the city centre, a promenade lined with restaurants, parkland and heritage buildings leads to Oriental Bay. The Mt. Victoria Lookout has panoramic views of the city and harbour. Also reached by the Wellington Cable Car is the Carter Observatory, which houses the Space Place planetarium. A national arts hub, the city is home to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (in the Michael Fowler Centre) and the Royal New Zealand Ballet (in St James Theatre).
  • Other destinations include:
 
  • Te Anau
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Glaciers and West Coast
  • Hawkes Bay
 
  • Coromandel
  • Kaikoura
  • Mount Cook
  • Nelson and Marlborough
 
  • Rotorua
  • Taupo
  • Stewart Island
 
 
 

Discover Asia

From mega-metropolises to remote islands, Asia's top travel spots offer a healthy dose of adventure, ancient history and culture. Asia is a continent that offers something for everyone, from Thailand’s magnificent beaches to Beijing’s famed shopping districts and the temples of Hanoi, you’re practically guaranteed to discover your perfect destination. Renowned for its amazing cuisine, both on the street and in the restaurants, dining is one of the most exciting parts of traveling to Asia. Maybe it is the beautiful beaches, mesmerizing historical sights and a touch of adventurousness, but this comparatively inexpensive travel destination baits thousands amongst thousands of people every year with landmarks like Angkor Wat, Cambodia; the city of Bangkok, Thailand; and the scenic views of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

Bali, Indonesia

Many travelers have never been to this Indonesian island. Yet, the word "Bali" conjures daydreams of the most fantastical landscape: towering volcanoes wrapped in a deep green canopy, sandy shores that fade into turquoise waters and curving coastlines crowned with staggered pagodas. And believe it or not, Bali rarely disappoints. You'll be amazed at how many different types of visitors revel in this paradise. With world-class surfing and diving, a large number of cultural, historical and archaeological attractions, and an enormous range of accommodations, this is one of the world's most popular island destinations and one which consistently wins travel awards.
 

China

China is so vast, and has such diversity of terrain and culture that it is impossible to see all the many highlights in one trip. Discover the Great Wall near Beijing, water towns near Shanghai, Terracotta Army in Xi'an, or Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo, China offers an experience unlike any other in the world. China's international visitors have rocketed to an impressive 26 million in 2015. It is said that in less than 10 years, the country will become the first tourist destination with the world's largest number of visitors. With over 300 destinations to see, exploring everything China has to offer can be difficult. Here are some of the countries more popular attractions:
 
  • Great Wall of China
  • Forbidden City
  • Terracotta Army of Xi’an
  • The Bund
  • Potala Palace in Lhasa
  • Jiuzhaigou
  • Huangshan
  • Summer Palace
 
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Ming Tombs
  • Guilin
  • Chengdu
  • Yangtze River
  • Dunhuang
  • Hong Kong
 

Thailand

Thailand has so many unique destinations that it could take you years to see them all. From its hundreds of islands, to its metropolitan capital city, Thailand caters to all types of travelers and budgets. Thailand is a collage of animated scenes that comprise bustling modern cities crowded with motorbikes and tuk-tuks, Buddhist temples tended by orange-robed monks, hill tribes selling handicrafts, lush landscapes dotted with traditional farming villages, ancient ruins and stunning coastlines peppered with gorgeous beaches and blue lagoons. Such a captivating portrait explains why Thailand is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular travel destination. In 2016, Bangkok ranked 1st after London and New York in Euromonitor International's list of "Top City Destinations" with 21 million visitors.

Bangkok, Thailand's capital is a cosmopolitan city with both a vibrant nightlife and plenty of culture to keep you entertained during the day. Must-see includes the Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw, a complex of temples built in 1782 by order of the king. The Damnoen Saduak, or Floating Market is another interesting attraction. Hundreds of boats scurry by through narrow canals, selling fruits and vegetables just as they did a century ago. Visitors can shop while sitting in their own chauffeured boat or simply take a tour of the surroundings.
 
  • Must see destinations include:
o Grand Palace
o Wat Phra Kaew
o Wat Arun
o Khao Yai National Park
o Jim Thompson House
o Golden Buddha
o Wat Saket
o Wat Chedi Luang
o Elephant Nature Park
 
o Other destinations include:
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
 
 
 

Discover Africa

A journey to Africa is special, one that should be crafted with care, passion and great attention to detail. Africa, a continent made up of 54 countries and nine territories, all of which have unique cultures, should be at the top of your travel list! Africa is not only blessed with warm weather, a variety of wildlife and great people and food, but also with great historical sites that tell the diverse and rich history of the continent. Our destinations: South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Mozambique, Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius, Egypt, Dubai, Qatar, Morocco and Oman.
Africa boasts a rich variety of attractions that draw in tourists from around the world. The continent has a wealth of archaeological sites and historic monuments, such as pyramids (Egypt), cave churches (Ethiopia), Robben Island (South Africa), Gorée Island (Senegal) and cave paintings (Tassili N’Ajjer in Algeria and Tsodilo in Botswana). It is also a place of stunning landscapes and scenery, boasting attractions such as Victoria Falls, the Sahara, Namib and Kalahari deserts, picturesque coastlines, mountains, plains, tropical rainforests and bush ecosystems – home to exceptional plants and wildlife and flourishing small businesses. Recent years have seen the launch of numerous initiatives, across the continent, to attract more tourists.
The world’s most exciting town square, Djmaa el Fna reminds you're in Africa. In the heart of the old city of Marrakech, snake-charmers, henna-painters, story-tellers, date-sellers and orange juice vendors set up their stalls in the sleepy heat of the afternoon. How about the Sossusvlei Dunes in Namibia? These dunes have developed over millions of years, the result of material flowing from the Orange River into the Atlantic, carried north and returned again to land by the surf. Climbing the dunes yields breathtaking views, including the Deadvlei, a ghostly expanse of dried white clay punctuated by skeletons of ancient camelthorn trees. Better yet, how about a close encounter with the mountain gorillas of the Rwandan rainforest? Africa has so much to offer… Come see why!

Some of the top destinations in Africa include:

 
  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Morocco
  • Reunion Island
 
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Seychelles
  • Madagascar
  • And more!
 

Kenya

 
  • Savannahs
  • Big Game
  • Timeless Cultures
  • Pristine Beaches
  • Coral Reef
 
  • Forests
  • Snow-Capped Mountains
  • Deserts
  • Highland Retreats
 

Tanzania

 
  • Swahili Coast
  • Serengeti Plains
  • Zanzibar Beaches
 
  • Maasai Culture
  • Warm and Sunny Days
  • Cool Nights
 

South Africa

South Africa is an incredible destination in so many ways - it is the kind of destination that will touch all of your senses in a myriad of ways, and once all is said and done you probably won't be the same again. Situated at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa encompasses over 475,000 square miles with nearly 2000 miles of coast line. The country is strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife travel and is a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism. The incredible diversity is a key attraction - from the deserts of the Kgalagadi to the lush green forests of Tsitsikamma to the unspoiled beaches of the Wild Coast to the vibrant nightlife of Cape Town – South Africa really does have it all.

Egypt

Egypt is synonymous with Pharaohs, the pyramids, temples and antiquities from ancient civilizations. And at the center of these great civilizations lies the Nile River that has influenced their economics, social life, politics, and religion. Egypt is the 29th biggest country in the world, covering a total area of over 387,000 square miles. It is located in the northeast corner of the African continent, on the Mediterranean Sea, at a crossroad between Africa, Asia, and Europe. It is bordered to the east by the Red Sea, Palestine, and Israel to the northeast, Libya to the west, and Sudan to the south.
 
 

Discover the Southern Pacific Islands

The South Pacific inspires images of small island paradises, palm tree-covered sandy atolls, and premier tropical resorts. With more than 20,000 islands spread across a watery area larger than Asia, Africa and Europe combined, there's plenty of South Pacific to discover.

South Pacific islands are culturally and geographically divided into Polynesia and Melanesia. Polynesian islands include Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island while Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are Melanesian. The Polynesian triangle between Hawaii, New Zealand, and Easter Island stretches 8,000 km across the central Pacific Ocean—a fifth of the earth's surface. Melanesia encompasses the hulking island chains of the Western Pacific from Fiji to New Guinea. A tremendous variety of cultures, peoples, languages, and attractions make up this relatively large region of mountainous islands.
 

Tahiti

The word Tahiti evokes visions of an island paradise. With 118 islands boasting high, rugged mountain peaks, coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, white sand, palm-fringed beaches, and luxuriously intimate resorts, each island paradise has something for everyone. Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Taha'a, Raiatea, Manihi, Tikehau, Rangiroa, Fakarava, The Marquesas and the other exquisite Islands of Tahiti cover more than two million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean and is comprised of 118 islands and atolls spread over five great archipelagos. Many islands are crowned with jagged peaks while others appear to barely float above the breaking waves. Spanning an area in the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, the total land mass of all the islands adds up to an area only slightly larger than the tiny state of Rhode Island. Easier to travel to than you might imagine, Tahiti's FAA International Airport is under 8 hours by air from Los Angeles (LAX) airport, with daily nonstop flights. As far south of the equator as Hawaii is north, Tahiti is halfway between California and Australia, on the same side of the International Date Line as North America, and in the same time zone as Hawaii (only three hours behind California from March to October and two hours behind California from November to March)
 
  • 118 islands
  • Coral Reefs
  • Blue Lagoons
  • White Sand
  • Bora Bora
  • Moorea
 
  • Huahine
  • Taha'a
  • Raiatea
  • Manihi
  • Halfway between California and Australia
 

Fiji

Fiji boasts a stunning range of over 330 islands, situated in the Melanesian area of the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji is known providing travelers with secluded replenishment and unforgettable pampering. Authentic Fijian hospitality is found throughout the islands, bestowing a warm, friendly ambiance that inspires the soul. Explore a traditional village, fascinating water caves, and numerous crystal-clear lagoons – full of tropical fish and multi-colored soft coral reefs. Stroll among the luxuriant rainforests, admiring vibrant parrots and exotic flowers. Fiji transports its privileged guests to a world of serene, unspoiled beauty.
 
  • Tropical Islands
  • Traditional Village
  • Water Caves
  • Crystal-clear lagoons
 
  • Tropical Fish
  • Coral Reefs
  • Rainforests
 

The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands, welcome to the secret of the Pacific! Breathe in the fresh pure air. Wade into the cool, calm, blue lagoons. Let the untouched charm of these beautiful Cook Islands capture your spirit and hold your heart. The 15 islands of the Cooks lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii in the South Pacific, scattered like fragrant frangipani petals floating across 2.2 million square kilometers of a seductive, sensual ocean. Boasting rare beauty, an idyllic climate, warm welcoming people with the widest white smiles and a pace of life unsurpassed for peace: the Cook Islands is an Island Paradise. Come explore and share with us the pleasures of the Cook Islands on your next Cook Islands Vacation.
 
  • 15 Islands
  • Island Paradise
  • Saturday Markets
 
  • Polynesian Drummers and Dancers
  • Extensive Reefs
  • Scuba Diving
 

Samoa

Samoa, the vibrant and uniquely beautiful country located in the Polynesian region of the South Pacific. Samoa is a postcard of natural beauty consisting of 10 islands, each offering very distinct and different environments to explore. From the rainforest covered volcanic mountain peaks of the two main islands to the vast valleys leading to a coastline by with a necklace of white sandy beaches. The islands include Upolu, home to most of Samoa's population, and Savai'i, one of the largest islands in the South Pacific. Amongst all this natural beauty and picturesque valleys and coastline you will find nu'u or villages with their churches, meeting houses and open fale or homes encircling the malae or village green.