Australia and Oceania holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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Australia holiday with Fiji stopover
Explore 3 different states of Australia with a Fiji stopover, from £5835 (27 days) ex flights
Uluru and the Olgas tour in Australia
Experience Australia's rugged land of Dreamtime legends, from £364 (3 days) ex flights
Swim with humpback whales in Tonga
7 days with Humpback Whales & stay on the islands of Vava'u, from AU $4650 - AU $4800 (7 days) ex flights
Nature tour in New Zealand
Journey through the heart of New Zealand, from £2650 (21 days) ex flights

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South Island tour of New Zealand, small group
Takahe 11 Day South Island Small Group Tour, from NZ $4790 - NZ $5690 (11 days) ex flights
B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals
Self-drive staying in Tasmania's most charming B&Bs, from AU $950 - AU $2950 (7 days) ex flights
Australia holidays, tailor made
Explore 3 very different states of Australia, from £5395 (22 days) inc UK flights
Diving holiday in Fiji
Discover Fijiís pristine reefs and amazing soft corals, from £3220 (9 days) inc UK flights
Fiji cruise, escape to paradise
Cruise some of Fiji's most beautiful islands and villages, from £1419 (8 days) ex flights
New Zealand holidays, tailor made
Spectacular scenery and dynamic culture, from £2485 (19 days) ex flights
New Zealand holiday, land and sea tour
Visit towering volcanic cones to broad sandy beaches, from £2575 (20 days) ex flights
Western Australia tour, 6 days
Explore the beauty of Esperance and the South West of W. A, from AU $770 (6 days) ex flights
Tui Tai cruising holiday in Fiji
Combine sailing, diving, kayaking, biking, walking and trekking, from £3875 (10 days) inc UK flights
Sports coaching and teaching volunteering in Perth, Australia
Rewarding sports coaching and teaching underprivileged children, from £1995 (4 weeks) ex flights
Swimming with Humpback whales, Tonga
Join us & the spectacular South Pacific Humpback whales of Tonga, from AU $5160 (8 days) ex flights
Kimberley small group tour, 5 days, Western Australia
A 5 day adventure experiencing the Kimberley wilderness, from AU $1695 - AU $1990 (5 days) ex flights
Great Barrier Reef cruise in Australia
Explore the pick of the Barrier Reef and Queensland's Coast, from £1655 - £1727 (8 days) ex flights
Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, Australia
Go where the others only dream of going, from AU $2450 - AU $2495 (10 days) ex flights
Great Ocean Road and Grampians 3 day tour, Australia
Diverse coast and mountain journey. Great accommodation/food, from AU $672.50 - AU $1545 (3 days) ex flights
New Zealand holiday with Fiji stopover
Experience the scenery of New Zealand & beaches of Fiji, from £6500 (24 days) ex flights
Kangaroo Island tours in Austrailia, 3 days 2 nights
A locally guided journey of wildlife discovery, from AU $2609 - AU $3725 (3 days) ex flights
Melbourne to Adelaide 3 day tour, Australia
Experience the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide, from AU $672.50 - AU $1545 (3 days) ex flights
Great Ocean Walk self guided tour, Australia
An Inn-to-Inn accommodated walking holiday, from AU $1645 - AU $1895 (5 days) ex flights
Kokoda track trekking holiday, Papua New Guinea
Trek across the geographical heart of Papua New Guinea, from £1990 (11 days) ex flights
New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise, including Macquarie
Wildlife voyage to the Subantarctic inc Macquarie Island, from US $6600 - US $9900 (13 days) ex flights
Tasmania walking holiday, tailor made
Wilderness walks with Tasmanian guides, from £2625 (12 days) ex flights
Catlins accommodation, New Zealand
Eco cottages in natural settings with serene views and walks, from NZ $190 per cottage per night
New Zealand 19 day small group tour
Kaka 19 Day Small Group Tour of New Zealand, from NZ $8990 (19 days) ex flights
Mount Arthur Tablelands trek, New Zealand
Magnificant vistas from limestone mountains, from NZ $625 - NZ $1549 (6 days) ex flights
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35 reviews for Australia and Oceania holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Australia and Oceania holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Nature tour in New Zealand
Memorable parts? The nature trips, guides and information for the whole trip. The open roads with no cars in sight sometimes for many many miles. The scenery and the different variety that can be experienced. The people and their helpfulness always willing to give advice and make sure you have a good as experience as was possible whatever it was you were looking for. The organisation of our entire trip was seamless and all arragements went like clockwork. Tips? Try it, if its scenery... (more)Christine Breden
From £2650 excluding flights
Tasmania east coast camping & walking tour
If you love nature, want to discover the wild and rugged beauty of Tasmania with a fantastic guide/chef/botanist/photography coach, I wholeheartedly recommend going on this tour! (more)Alexandra Grellet
The holiday was fantastic and I would recommend using this company wholeheartedly. The equipment was excellent, the food was substantial and healthy. The activities were well planned and tailored to the needs of the group. (more)Kathy Layton
From AU $995 - AU $1295 excluding flights
Australia holidays, tailor made
Excellent with a lot of variety. All memorable, but perhaps going to Uluru and spending a week in Sydney over Christmas and new Year (more)Jan Baker
This is a fabulous place with great food and service. Lizzie and Shayne are so knowledgeable and passionate, it is really inspiring. We were surrounded by wildlife. We had breakfast with kangaroos grazing right in front of the window...It was brilliant, I wish I could do it all again. (more)Diane Bushell
From £5395 including UK flights
B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals
We'll be back - can't speak more highly than that. (more)kathleen revell
The whole of Tasmania is just awesome; so every part of the travel is memorable. (more)Lim HunHo
It was a fantastic tour of the island, the memories from which we we will savour for the rest of our lives. (more)Sandra Mendenhall
From AU $950 - AU $2950 excluding flights
Great Ocean Walk holiday in Victoria, Australia
Memorable parts? The first two days of the Great Ocean Walk; also the Atherton tablelands stay. Tips? Do some research into precisely what's offered on each trip - the Red Centre tour wasn't exactly what was predicted. Local benefits? Yes, except for Red Centre tour, which relied a lot on Aboriginal culture and settings, but seemed to involve no indigenous people. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Anne Owers
From AU $2595 - AU $2795 excluding flights
Uluru and the Olgas tour in Australia
Memorable parts? The tour of Kata Tjuta - Ben the guide's knowledge and experience was simply wonderful. I've never met someone who could talk with such knowledge about geology, widlife, country lore. Tips? Camping was a bit basic but a wonderful experience - cooking over an open fire under a clear unpolluted night sky was simply ethereal. Local benefits? Yes. (more)Farida Parkyn
From £364 excluding flights
Fiji cruise, escape to paradise
Memorable parts? The Blue Lagoon Cruise, no question. We did the 3 day cruise 15 years ago, always said we would do it again, this time the 7 day cruise. We worried a bit, wondering if it would be as good, but it was fabulous! We would highly recommend it, if you like small ships. We also had 6 days on the 'mainland' 2 days on Bounty Island, it was okay if you were 20 (our guide said she thought we were 30)nothing on the island but the resort, and extremely loud music! We had a 2 day... (more)Ms Adrian Redford
From £1419 excluding flights
Melbourne to Adelaide 3 day tour, Australia
Memorable parts? Travelling along the Ocean Drive road and thanks to Pierre, our guide and driver, showing us places and providing loads of interesting information, which we would never have had doing the trip between Melbourne and Adelaide on our own. Tips? Local benefits? Certainly. All our stops were to local restaurants, hotels and a winery. Overall rating? A tremendous success, it was a small group, four of us and I thick I can say we all felt comfortable sharing... (more)Jane Jimenez
From AU $672.50 - AU $1545 excluding flights
Great Barrier Reef & Lizard Island cruise, Australia
Memorable parts? Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. Tips? Make the most of it. The food is excellent, the service is amazing and the snorkeling and diving are the best experience ever. Local benefits? I hope so. I would't have minded paying more if needed. Overall rating? One of the best experience of my life. (more)Isabelle Kerdranvat
From £1089 - £1135 excluding flights
Fiji holidays, island hopping tour
Memorable parts? Fiji is an amazing destination, charming and beautiful. We enjoyed our Bure in Fiji, the snorkelling, scuba diving well everything. Tips? Go for it. Local benefits? Yes, in every way possible. Overall rating? Excellent - couldn't have been better. (more)Subodha Bhatt
From £4175 including UK flights
New Zealand holidays, tailor made
Memorable parts? We had a wonderful holiday. Loved New Zealand, what is there not to like? Beautiful countryside, lovely people, lots to do and a nation that is responsible in maintaining the environment. Hard to pick most memorable....both my husband and I did a 2 day horse trek and we had a ball. Then landing on a glacier in a ski plane was awesome. Can't overlook the wonderful people we met everywhere, they made the trip! My personal favorite place was Arthur's Pass at the Wilderness Lodge.... (more)Cathy Shiner
From £2485 excluding flights
Heaphy Track hiking trip in New Zealand
The most memorable part of the track was coming down from the tussock highlands along the Heaphy River, emerging out of the forest and seeing the beaches of The Tasman Sea. (more)Allan Justus
A great experience particularly with the tour operator passing on so much information about the geography, flora, fauna and history. (more)Peter Ladd
Seeing the rare Blue Duck close up in it's natural environment was very special. I also loved being in the company of people from around the World who were passionate about the environment. (more)Wendy Grace
From NZ $1749 excluding flights
Swimming with Humpback whales, Tonga
I thought it was an amazing trip, we spent most of our days on the water so it was nice to return to our lovely resort after an incredible day of whale swimming, with my own beach room. I could even see whales passing by from my porch and I could hear them in the evening on one occasion. (more)Claire Bartlett
Most memorable would definitely be the first time that you slip in the water and your eyes take in the huge picture in front of you that is the humpback whales. Phenomenal, breathtaking, hard to describe to anyone who has not seen it. (more)Jenaya Bailey
Getting into the water for the first time with the whales. I really didn't think that we would be so close so to see a mother and calf just hanging in the water right in front of us was truly amazing. It was an honour to be allowed to enter their world and to get just a glimpse if them in the wild. (more)Deborah Marzohl
From AU $5160 excluding flights
Antarctica and New Zealand Subantarctic Islands Wildlife Cruise
Memorable parts? The sub antarctic islands, wildlife and the icebergs. Tips? Prepare for a big sea voyage and lots of time to spare. Local benefits? There are no people, but the environment is excellent and getting better as recovery from last 2 centuries of exploitation has taken place. Nz and Aust governments should be congratulated on the feral pest controls. Overall rating? Up there with the big ones. (more)Robert Mock
From US $22300 - US $30200 excluding flights
Uluru & Kings Canyon holiday
Memorable parts? Meeting the traveling group and getting to know their travel history and sharing ours. Also, sunset at Uluru was fantastic. Tips? Consider a day before and after this trip in Alice Springs. Local benefits? Somewhat. There wasn't much interaction with the aboriginals as expected. The food preparation and camping was good for the environment. Overall rating? Great - first trip with this operator and set a great tone with us for consideration for future... (more)Takeaki Chijiiwa
From £464 excluding flights
Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, Australia
Memorable parts? The wonderful walks -- canyons, gorges, other natural features -- that revealed to us the natural riches of the Outback, from birds and other creatures to the land itself. Also... the bush knowledge and sensitivity of our leader, Steve. He added immeasurably to our appreciation, and therefore our pleasure. Tips? Probably more important for Europeans than Canadians or Americans (who live in big-scale countries): realize emotionally, not just intellectually, that once... (more)Penny Williams
From AU $2450 - AU $2495 excluding flights
Kangaroo Island tours in Austrailia, 3 days 2 nights
Kangaroo Island was a very pleasant surprise. We enjoyed getting down close to a very windy and wild Southern Ocean, and walking on the beach at Sea Bay up close with the sea lions was a real highlight. But then again so was watching Koalas in the trees, and a walk out to the Remarkable rocks (these really are pretty remarkable when you get up close - the hardest granite you could possibly imagine smoothed like butter into strange shape over millions of years by the wind). We bought some of... (more)Justin Francis
From AU $2609 - AU $3725 excluding flights
Flinders Ranges wilderness tours, South Australia
Memorable parts? The Flinders is a very dramatic park and one that invites you get out and walk. Wilpena Pound is a rock fortress, a piece of land enclosed of each side by high cliffs with just one route in. Inside their are lovely walks through huge gums - its a very tranquil and relaxing place. Staying at Rawnsley Park, a working Merino Sheep Station, was a real treat. We stayed in one of the Eco Villas, and the highlight was lying in bed and pushing a button that withdrew a blind... (more)Justin Francis
From AU $495 - AU $1475 excluding flights
Great Ocean Road and Grampians 3 day tour, Australia
Memorable parts? Having a very close encounter with a baby koala, rescued from the main road by our driver/guide Jeremy. Although his mum was up a tree nearby, after sitting at the bottom and thinking about it, he decided to head back towards the road, so we travellers blocked his path. He came right to my feet and sat down!! Very special moment I will never forget. Tips? We could only book a 2 day trip as we were leaving for Tasmania but the company was very accommodating and... (more)Vivienne Grimes
From AU $672.50 - AU $1545 excluding flights
New Zealand trekking holiday
Memorable parts? The scenery, the culture, the tour leader Mayuko was the best leader ever. Very friendly, helpful, warm, informative she made the holiday. Tips? Travel light there is a lot of moving around between train stations and bus stations etc. Food is limiting enough if you don't eat meat/fish. Be prepared to eat a lot of rice and noodles Local benefits? All of the above yes Overall rating? Very good. More travelling on buses and trains than I had... (more)Roisin Courtney
From £5249 - £5799 including UK flights
Swim with humpback whales, Tonga
Memorable parts? Snorkelling with Humpback Whales Tips? Tonga is a backpacking destination. Be aware that taxi drivers may over charge if you don't check the fare with them first! Bring insect repellent and bite cream for when it doesn't work! Local benefits? Yes, we stayed at an eco-tourist resort and spent money in local shops when possible. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Ben McLennan
From AU $5450 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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