Have you ever dreamed of life in the Outback? Not life as in total relocation, but life as in a chance to experience all that Australia has to offer. Imagine an Australian travel package tailored to your needs. If you have a travel agent who’s attentive, this  is  exactly the trip you get.

So what is it about Australia that makes us all want to experience the land down under?

  • Lush terrain
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Giant rock formations
  • White sands
  • Sparkling tropical waters
  • Panoramic horizons
  • Cascading waterfalls

Do you really have to ask why you should go to Australia? As one of the organizers of the first ever Social Media Boot Camp for Lawyers, Adrian Dayton, says, “why do I go to Australia? Because I can. We only get one chance to live this life, so we might as well choose where we want to spend it. I encourage everybody else to do the same.”

So, let’s work out the perfect Journeys Down Under trip for you. Are you ready?

Let’s focus on getting wild in Tasmania!

This is a vacation for you independent types. Those who would like to drive the wild Outback. Over the course of six days, you will drive from Hobart to Launceston .

On that drive your will travel through the very heart of Tasmiania to the village of Strahan (suggesting you check out the Strahan link to tripadvisor to find out some of the fun things you can do while visiting Strahan, Australia). Once you leave Strahan, you will arrive at Cradle Mountain Lodge with some of the most breathtaking scenery and the finest food and accommodations in this part of Australia.  After an restful stay at Cradle Mountain, you’re off on the road again on your way to Launceston (this is a wonderful journal entry on Launceston, Australia.).

Enjoy yourself. And see you when you get home!

Like what you see? Then please join Journeys Down Under and Travel Leaders on Tuesday May 3rd at 7:oo P.M. This is an amazing opportunity to hear from Michael Power with Qantas Vacations and expert on all things Down Under. Spend the evening with us at the Spokane Quality Inn Valley Suites  tasting Australian foods and competing for door prizes. Call Donna White at 509. 327.9585 extension 348 for more information on visiting Australia and knowing where to start, what states and territories are the go to places. We’ll even toss in a little information on New Zealand and Fiji to give you the full Down Under experience!

As an Australia Travel Agent and Specialist I have been able to learn a lot of Australia. The more I’ve visited Australia; my love for the country has grown.  When a Travel agent experiences Australia, we check out hotels, adventures, restaurants, roads, sites, wineries, etc and rate them as to how these experiences will meet our client’s expectations. Each trip I’ve made just teaches me more about Australia, making me want to learn more about this country! My desire is my clients will have some of the unique experiences I’ve had or learned about on their Journey Down Under.  It’s the little incidents, the fantastic scenery, food, and the people which makes you really look at yourself and say, wow! I’m Here, in Australia. I want come back soon!

Langauge sounds downunder

I love the sounds of language used in Australia and New Zealand for their places of interest. Australia: Katoomba, Wollongong, Bungendore, Wagga Wagga, Murwillumbab, Dromana, and Warrnambool. New Zealand: Aotearoa, Otakou, Rakiura, Te Ika A Maui, Te Whanganui A Tara, Tongariro, Akaroa, Dunedin and Punakaiki.  The words are like babbling rivers winding throughout the areas. The words have a musical flow which adds your journeys down under.

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“How long should I stay in New Zealand, Australia or Fiji?” This is again up to how much time you have available and what your budget will allow.  Several people have decided they will do three different trips, one to each country.  Especially after they realize now much there is to do.  Other people will just do one trip. A stopover in Fiji either going or returning is always a great addition.

Explore some of the suggested itineraries.  We can add, subtract, or change these itineraries to build your journey down under.


Welcome to Journeys Down Under. Through my blog, the unique features of the South Pacific area, the people, flora and fauna, and places will be shared. You will realize not one, but many journeys to the South Pacific are needed to experience all it has to offer.  The word “Journey” is defined: 1. as a trip or expedition from one place to another: 2. a gradual passing from one personal state to another regarded as more advanced; and 3. to travel to a place or over a particular distance.  So many people have returned from “down under’ with a changed out look on their lives for the better. A journey to these countries can be magical indeed.

My most often asked question is which country should I visit if I can only visit one  – New Zealand or Australia?  Unfortunately these are two different countries, and a short stop over in each does not really let you see the real country or meet the people.  Both countries are beautiful with their own distinct personalities.

New Zealand has two large islands, the North and South.  Both were formed by plate tectonics. The North Island’s geothermic pressures caused the geothermal active areas and volcanoes and have shaped the lives of the northern New Zealanders and the Maori people.  The South Island was formed by plates thrusting together and up thus forming the high mountain ranges and the fiords.

Australia is an expansive and diversified country as large as the continuous mainland states of the USA.  Tropical areas some including the oldest rainforests on earth, spectacular wildlife habitat, ranging from the high stone plateaus to forest woodland, savanna-like flood plains doted with billaboungs, mangrove-fringed estuaries to coastal beaches, mountains, lakes, gorges and metropolitan areas.

Depending on your personal needs, tastes, and wants would determine which country I would advise you to see first.

Come with me as we journey down under…