Grand Tours made for you
Delve into the best of Australasia
Australasia is a truly spellbinding region, with vast and varied landscapes of mountains, gorges, deserts and rain-forests, fascinating ancient cultures and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world; here there is something for everybody. For those with a love for the great outdoors and a keen sense of adventure, Australia and New Zealand‘s offerings are large.
If you’re keen to immerse yourself into culture, visit the quaint coffee shops and street art in Melbourne, the iconic Sydney Opera House, or the set of Lord of The Ring’s Hobbiton over in New Zealand. Delve into the Māori way of life and learn the origins of their famed haka, and understand more about Aboriginal traditions in the Australian Outback. Those who venture to Papua New Guinea can get a glimpse into tribal traditions that are very much kept alive today and discover its outstanding wildlife.
Why not combine your grand tour of Australasia with another beautiful region, the South Pacific. Here you’ll find the idyllic islands of Fiji and French Polynesia. The glorious beaches and brilliant blue seas lend themselves to a variety of water activities as well as simple relaxation, the perfect way to end a memorable grand tour.
Get stuck into the landscape at the sweeping Blue Mountains in New South Wales
Marvel at the wonders of the natural world at the Great Barrier Reef
Jump into the surf at Bondi Beach or Byron Bay
Tie up your hiking boots and take on the Franz Josef Glacier
White water raft down the Kaituna River
Kayak in the glorious Milford Sound
A Grand Tour is the perfect way to experience the very best this part of the world has to offer. There are lasting memories to be made at every turn and experiences you'll be talking about for years to come. We can create a trip for you that not only showcases the finest parts of Australia and New Zealand, but is also specially tailored to your own interests.
New South Wales
Victoria and Melbourne
Victoria and Melbourne
Queenstown and Wanaka
Rotorua and Taupo
Marlborough Sounds and Wine Region
25 Day trip
15 Day trip
26 Day trip
25 Day trip
15 Day trip
26 Day trip
Whatever you want from your Australasia tour, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Where to go
Encompassing gleaming coastal cities and the oldest continuous culture on earth, famous beaches, iconic endemic wildlife with a vast landscape of red desert, alpine mountains, rainforests and coral reefs ripe for exploration.Discover more
Escape to the other side of the world and discover this small country that packs a punch with rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, snow-capped mountain ranges and bubbling geysers.Discover more
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea sits just a few thousand kilometres from the northern tip of Australia, but those that venture that little bit further will find themselves in a country defined by its spectacular natural beauty and fascinating culture.Discover more
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When to visit
Due to Australia‘s vast size, different regions have different weather throughout the year. The best time to visit Australia depends on which regions you’re interested in visiting.
The best time for the Great Barrier Reef is from April to October, with April and May being slightly quieter shoulder months.
Peak season for the southern islands runs from December to March and New South Wales is temperate year-round. The best time to visit the Outback is between April and October, when the daytime weather is slightly cooler.
The best time to visit New Zealand is all about when you can enjoy the great outdoors.
Their summer – January and February – sees some of the best weather but it is also the busiest time of year. Visiting during the spring (March to April) and autumn (November to December) is a good option, as the weather is still warm but the main sites tend to be less busy.
Skiing or Snowboarding
June - September
Great Barrier Reef
April - May
April - October
Australasia Travel Guides
Plan your trip to Australasia
Whatever you want from your adventure of Australasia, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Why book with Jacada?
We’ll plan your trip around your specific interests, tastes and preferences, providing helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.
Our expert guides and brilliant travel concierges are hand-picked to provide a genuine experience, bringing your destination to life with care and passion.
Our luxury trips are designed with responsible travel principles that prioritise travel experiences that are both good for you and good for the planet.
Jacada organized a completely custom made 17-day tour for our family of 4 to Ecuador and Peru, including the Galapagos and Machu Pichu. They really listened to our preferences and every details of the trip was well planned, super fun, and exceeded our expectations most of the time. Would highly recommend Jacada. We will definitely book with them again.
Extremely well organized. Ours was a multi-facetted trip in 4 different locations in Chile and Boliva and, at every step of the way, everything worked like clockwork. The recommendations were thoughtful and well-tailored to our needs and the whole experience was above expectations.
Cara always does a wonderful job of not only picking the best places to stay but by putting together excellent excursions.
Jacada arranged an extensive private tour for my wife and me in November (2022), visiting Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The entire trip took 3 weeks, starting with 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, 2 nights at the Iguazu Falls, 3 nights in Buenos Aires, then a week in Patagonia followed by a week in and around Santiago in…
Everything was wonderful. We really appreciated the thoughtful touches and surprises along the way.
Plan with peace of mind
When you book a trip in today’s world there’s a lot to think about. But with the right advice and expert planning, you can do it with confidence.
If you book to travel with us but your plans are impacted by circumstances you can’t control, we’ll change your reservation or cancel your booking for a full credit towards future travel.