The South Pacific includes Australia and New Zealand, among other destinations.
Many itineraries in this region feature a stop in Sydney, where you might explore the Taronga Zoo and greet its resident koalas. The city's other key sights are the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour, where you'll learn about the unparalleled marine life of the region. Outside of the city, you might visit Ayers Rock or Alice Springs in the Australian outback.
Many vacations add New Zealand into the mix with a stop in Auckland or Rotorua, a geothermal oasis located inside the rim of a volcanic crater. Fiji or Tahiti are sometimes available as add-ons to itineraries in Australia and New Zealand.
You may need to fly a long distance to reach the starting point of your trip, so we suggest you arrive at least one or two days in advance. This gives you time to rest and get oriented. Most companies that operate in the South Pacific offer hotel packages that can be added before or after your scheduled itinerary.