Beaches to “barbies,” koalas to wallabies, Outback to ocean…where to begin in this island-country-continent of Australia? Unique wildlife and dramatic landscapes, no doubt. But surprise is on your side in the Land Down Under. Whatever your fancy, Australia welcomes you. Mother Nature puts on an incredible show in New Zealand, too. Add Maori culture, friendly cosmopolitan cities and great food, and New Zealand becomes a veritable playground for the adventurous as well as those seeking a little relaxation.