Clients Can Follow The Royals on their Down under Itinerary with these Trips
Stop everything – The Royals are here and Meghan is pregnant! His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex are undertaking a three-week tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga surrounding this year’s Invictus Games. The games are a Paralympics-style event for wounded or injured armed service veterans founded by Prince Harry in 2014 which this year is being hosted in Sydney.
During their three-week working holiday the newly-weds will be visiting Sydney, Melbourne, Dubbo and Fraser Island in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and Wellington, Auckland and Rotorua in New Zealand – the couple’s first major overseas tour, sure to further boost Australia’s credentials.
Not only will this their travels show off Australia to the world, but it reiterates that some of the best travel opportunities are available right in our own backyard. Ripe for clients are these incredible trips to follow in the royal footsteps!
During their trip down-under, Meghan and Harry will spend five days in Sydney experiencing some of the best attractions Sydney has to offer including a visit to Taronga Zoo and a climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – Harry at least, in order to fly the Invictus games flag proudly atop our world-renowned monument. Clients can explore the best of Sydney on AAT Kings Sydney In Style full day trip that takes them through majestic Sydney harbour, the historic Rocks district and the glorious white sand of Bondi beach before a delicious sit down dinner at the Sydney Tower Restaurant with revolving panoramic views of the CBD. Expert local guides will unveil a whole other side to this beautiful city through their fascinating storytelling.
Melbourne is widely considered the culture capital of Australia, bursting with amazing restaurants, café’s, art galleries, museums and fashion houses. If that isn’t enough it is also just a short trip away from world renowned natural wonders, wildlife and premium wine regions. With only one day to fit everything in, the duke and duchess may be missing out, but your clients don’t have to. Inspiring Journeys Victoria’s Hidden Gems will take them on a luxurious seven day jaunt through Melbourne and the highlights of Victoria including The Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles, the eclectic village of Daylesford, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Jack Rabbit Vineyard – complete with an exclusive lunch and wine tasting.
Only a few hours from Brisbane off the coast of Hervey Bay is Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand bar island. This stunning natural wonder is also World Heritage Listed and for good reason, as this hot spot is an unspoiled island paradise. The royals will spend a day here visiting a completed Queen’s Canopy project, which aims to restore rainforest across the Commonwealth. Clients can “casually” run into Harry and Meghan with AAT Kings Tropical Islands & Rainforest trip leaving on the 18th of October, with seats still available!
Our cousins across the water also receive the royal treatment as they host the pair from the 28th to the 31st of October before they fly back home. During their stay the royals are set to explore Wellington, Auckland and Rotorua which clients can do to on Inspiring Journeys Inspiring New Zealand. Unlike the royals, your clients’ trip won’t be cut short due to royal engagement so they can explore stunning New Zealand for the full 10 days and have truly authentic encounters, such as meeting the local Maori community at Whakawerawera Living Village.