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Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble Updates

A Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble has been acknowledged as a priority in the toad to economic recovery by the Australian and New Zealand Governments, with many Pacific Island nations indicating their interest to be involved. Below is an excerpt from a joint media release by both Prime Ministers addressing the issue:Australia and New Zealand are committed to...
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New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic Islands

By Leanne Dunhill
The Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia lie in the Southern Ocean. These remote and desolate stepping stones to Antarctica offer rich biodiversity, breathtaking scenery and fascinating human history. They are home to some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on Earth. Many bird species, invertebrates and plants (including the...
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Visiting Antarctica from New Zealand

By Leanne Dunhill
Over the past few years I have been very privileged to visit Antarctica not once, but twice. Once from Bluff in the south of New Zealand and more recently from Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentina. Since I returned from the Antarctic Peninsula in December I’ve been asked on a number...
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Top New Zealand Destinations

By Ben Janeczko
New Zealand is world-famous for adventure, a pristine natural environment and some of the best fresh seafood & wine produced anywhere on Earth. We surveyed our well-travelled team at Eclipse Travel to get their favourite spots in this remarkable country. The Southern Alps – Luke The Southern Alps towns of Queenstown and...
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Queenstown

Queenstown is Not Just Adventure

By Alisha Lockie
Bungy-jumping, ziplining, the Shotover Jet, the luge and snow sports – these are just a few of the activities that are sure to come to mind for anyone when thinking about Queenstown. While the title of “Adventure Capital of the World” is truly well earned for Queenstown and Wanaka Lakes District, there...
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Top 5 Diving Spots in the South Pacific

By Aya Ishii
& Blake Powell The islands of the South Pacific are a diver’s paradise. Opportunities to immerse yourself in the deep blue and explore the marine life are numerous and it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to go. We have put together a list of our top five diving spots...
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Top 12 Australian Travel Experiences

By Ben Janeczko
Australian travel experiences are a favourite topic amongst the team here at Eclipse Travel. Whilst we have all travelled extensively around the world, most of our team is based in Australia and we often share our favourite travel stories and help plan each others’ local holidays. Here is a selection of our...
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Australia’s Top Food and Drink Experiences

By Ben Janeczko
Australian food and drink is sought after all over the world due its high quality and consistency. The unique combination of multicultural history, enterprising spirit and great expanses of pristine growing environments have all contributed to the development of a sophisticated food culture. In recent years a focus by Tourism Australia on...
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Australia’s Best Walking Tracks

By Ben Janeczko
The Great Walks of Australia cover some of the most spectacular terrain the country has to offer. With coastal, inland and outback trails on offer, these walks include high levels of service in small walking groups, gourmet food and wine, and exclusive accommodation, ensuring you are treated to the comforts of a luxury...
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Top 9 South Pacific Islands

By Ben Janeczko
Pristine beaches, spectacular landscapes, engaging culture and crystal clear water abounds – how do you choose? We have asked our team for their favourite islands to help you navigate your way to the perfect South Pacific adventure! Upolu, Samoa – Alisha I have visited most of the islands in the Pacific, and...
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Four Seasons in One Day – A Guide to NZ Weather

By Alisha Lockie
For a small country, the climate in New Zealand can be very variable. From the near-tropical climate of Great Barrier Island in the North to the chilly bite of the Southern Alps in the South, you have a huge range of weather possibilities to prepare for.  The majority of the country lies...
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