Best Of Travel: Australia & New Zealand
Program One: Australia - Sydney
Seize the day in a city that knows how to play! Rudy Maxa tours the famed Opera House, goes pub hopping in the Old Rocks quarter, explores the cliffs and rainforests of the Blue Mountains, and captures glimpses of Australia's legendary wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park. You will bask in the sun at Bondi Beach, and swim with sharks at Oceanworld Manly.
Program Two: Australia: Queensland
Queensland has it all! From the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef to the ancient Daintree Rainforest, a trip to Queensland is a once in a lifetime chance to explore a natural world virtually unchanged for millenia. Rudy explores aboriginal culture and visits the remarkable Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island.
Program Three: New Zealand: North Island
Take in New Zealand's most historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where Maori chiefs signed a controversial treaty with the British. Stops also include the fruit and olive groves of Hawke's Bay, the massive colony of gannet birds at Cape Kidnappers, a blast from the art deco past at Napier, as well as a primeval forest, an oyster farm, Cape Britt Lighthouse, and regional wineries.
Program Four: New Zealand: South Island
South Island is a mecca for extreme sports and outdoor adventures. It is also a haven for wine-country tours and rapturously beautiful scenery. Rudy visits the winding costal hiking trails of Abel Tasman National Park, takes in the birthplace of bungee jumping in Queenstown, and braves white water rapids in the spirit of adventure.