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13 New Tours & About A Million New Reasons To Explore Australia & NZ

Globus and Cosmos have given new life to the Aussie and Kiwi travel industry with the launch of 13 new and exciting itineraries that are designed for locals and destined to deliver on incredible travel experiences you never knew existed in your own backyard...

Globus and Cosmos have given new life to the Aussie and Kiwi travel industry with the launch of 13 new and exciting itineraries that are designed for locals and destined to deliver on incredible travel experiences you never knew existed in your own backyard…

It’s common wisdom that when one door closes, another one opens.

True, COVID has vanquished all hopes of travelling far off to distant lands. But then again, why do we equate distance with desirability? The fact is, there’s a whole world of exciting travelling possibility literally at our footstep, and, stretching a little further, just on the other side of that sparkling blue ditch…

These new tours, nine in Australia and four in New Zealand, have a massive geographic spread, visiting over 70 towns and cities and enlisting the local help of 65 new suppliers. And, most importantly, each tour bulges with incredible experience after incredible experience, day after day, night after night.

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What’s more, in-line with keeping everybody safe during these crazy COVID times, you’ll be happy to know that these tours all feature solid health and safety precautions to keep everyone fit and healthy. For example, trips will have a maximum capacity of 24 guests to allow for comfortable physical distancing.

Moreover, new on-trip protocols and procedures have also been put in place to elevate Globus and Cosmos’ already high hygiene standards to help mitigate the risk of infection. These procedures include pre-trip health screenings for staff and guests, daily disinfecting, reduced luggage handling and pre-screening each restaurant, activity and accommodation to ensure its Covid-safe.

But back to the trips.

We’d literally need to write a book to tell you about all the places you could go and all things you could do with these new offerings. But nobody got time for that!

Instead, we’ve gathered up five fave local experiences that feature in these new tours and listed them below. Just click on the link below them to learn more… Or visit cosmostours.com.au and globus.com.au to check them all out.

Also, make sure you read until the very end, because, as to be expected with every new launch, there are some awesome promo savings to be had…

1. Paddle in Paradise in New Zealand

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Soak up the silence of Doubtful Sound as you cruise across its unspoiled waters

Kayak on NZ’s largest lake, Lake Taupo, on a guided kayaking tour. This placid lake belies an eruptive history: it swims in an ancient volcanic caldera and has been habited by the local Māori since time immortal. They were the ones that caved 12-metre-high rock art into the imposing steep cliffs that perimeter the lake…

Visit on: New Zealand Adventure – 14 Days, Auckland to Christchurch. Priced From $5633 incl. discount

2. Visit a UNECSO Site Across the Ditch

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Finish your visit in Rotorua with a traditional hangi dinner and Maori concert

You don’t have to travel to the other side of the globe to tick off a natural wonder that’s the envy of the world. But you do have to fly over the Tasman Sea. Milford Sound – ring a bell? ha! – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site adorned with waterfalls and dramatic cliffs and full of fur seals, dolphins and Fiordland-crested penguins. You can experience all of this on a stunning dinner cruise with the chance of on-deck star-gazing when the universe comes out to play…

Visit on: Naturally New Zealand – 14 Days, Queenstown to Auckland. Priced From $6713 incl. discount

3. Get Schooled in Australiana

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Swimming at Mataranka Thermal Pool. Credit: Tourism NT & Natalie Sum

Visit the red heart of our great sunburnt land and learn about the 50,000-year history of the local aboriginal people, go on a cruise down a real billabong, and meet some of the other locals along the way, too, such as water buffalo, crocodiles, and an abundance of bird species. Kakadu National Park is an education in why we should be so, so, so very proud to call Australia home.

Visit on: Top End & Central Australia Explorer – 11 Days, Darwin to Uluru. Priced From $4764 incl. discount

4. The Coolest Walk, EVER!

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Exploring the icy depths of Franz Josef Glacier

Lace-up your boots, charge your camera batteries, and slip, slop, slap, because walking on a glacier is going to set your adventurous heart on fire! Walk alongside the Waiho River in the glaring reflection of the ancient Franz Josef Glacier and then climb onto the milky-white chest of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site. Let the guides tell you about its geological history and learn about some of the local legends while your jaw drops in awe…

Visit on: South Island Showcase – 9 Days, Christchurch to Queenstown. Priced From $3609 incl. discount

5. Cruise through Spectacular Tasmanian Nature

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Witness the beauty of Wineglass Bay on a cruise. Credit: Wine Glass Bay Cruises

Take a cruise through the lush Corinna Wilderness on the only Huon Pine river cruiser in the world through some of the oldest rainforest on the planet, aka, the Tarkine. This variety of pine is native to the wet southwestern corner of Tasmania, Australia, and the locals have been harvesting it since the settlement of the area centuries ago. This is a slice of Australian mining history worth learning about…

Visit on: The Essence of Tassie – 11 Days, Hobart to Hobart. Priced From $3866 incl. discount

But wait – there’s more!

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Snorkelling with fish with off the Marine World activity pontoon, outer Great Barrier Reef

Check out these other new tours:

8 Days l Melbourne to Adelaide l Priced From $3427 incl. discount

10 Days l Darwin to Broome l Priced From $5226 incl. discount

6 Days l Alice Springs to Uluru l Priced From $3019 incl. discount

8 Days l Auckland to Wellington l Priced From $3495 incl. discount 

10 Days l Brisbane to Airlie Beach l Priced From $4022 incl. discount 

7 Days l Hobart to Launceston l Priced From $2612 incl. discount

9 Days l Hobart to Hobart l Priced From $3731 incl. discount

7 Days l Perth to Perth l Priced From $2580 incl. discount

Exciting new launch promo!

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Visit the mighty Huka Falls in Taupo with its turbulent turquoise-hued rapids

To celebrate the launch of these new trips, Cosmos is offering a 5% discount and Globus a 10% discount on trips booked by 31 January 2021 for travel in 2021. And to give customers peace of mind, all guests will receive complementary SafetyNet Protection, which gives you the opportunity to cancel with no penalties up to 30 days prior to your trip. Alternatively, you can amend your holiday up to 24 hours in advance of your tour departure.

So what are you waiting for?

Check out all the new tours online at cosmostours.com.au and globus.com.au, or contact your BDM for a product update.

Hero image – Emma Gorge Cabin Balcony

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