If you are looking to escape the sweltering Asian heat, Australia and New Zealand are ideal options, with a wide variety of activities and diverse landscapes that will keep you coming back for more.

Australia:

The Australian outback, located in the northern part of the country offers dusty, red plains as far as the eye can see. Ayers Rock is the star attraction of the region, and has attained the status of a pilgrimage for most visitors discovering Australia. Other sites that are worth the detour include the equally extraordinary Kata Tjuta and the lifestyle of the Anangu people.

After unearthing the Northern Territory, make you way to Queensland and dive head first into the Great Barrier Reef, amongst the most stunning dive destinations in the world.

Properties: Bamurru Plains, Longitude 131, Lizard Island, Qualia

New Zealand:

Looking to ski in June? New Zealand has great powder and the ski season is in full swing.

Queenstown gives you access to skiing, and for the more adventure, heli-skiing, but also a plethora of adventurous activities such as ski-diving, bungee jumping or zorbing.

Properties: Matakauri Lodge, Silverpine Lodge, Blanket Bay

Properties for Summer in Australasia

Mayfair Hotel

Australia, South Australia

Following a $55 million redevelopment, Mayfair Hotel has reopened its doors in Adelaide, making it the talk of the town. Set within the heritage-listed, beautifully renovated Colonial Mutual…

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Qualia

Australia, Queensland

Qualia is a unique Australian example of world-class luxury, situated at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef on the northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. Unravel in exquisitely appointed pav…

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Lizard Island

Australia, Queensland

Truly secluded from the rest of the world, this resort is the northern-most property located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. WIth no less than 24 powdery-white beaches to explore enjoy…

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A Selection of Summer in Australasia Itineraries

Australia with Kids

Australia, Sydney

Lightfoot Travel specialise in tailor-made itineraries for family holidays, honeymoons and corporate travel around the world. Below is a sample itinerary for a family holiday to Australia, a…

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Island Hopping in Fiji

Fiji

Fiji is known for its tropical white sands, turquoise seas, beautiful resorts and above all else, its wonderfully warm and friendly people. Comprised of over 300 islands, it's natural that o…

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