The specialist in tailor-made holidays to

Australia or New Zealand

Where would you like to go?

Maybe both?

Who are you travelling with?

How can we help you enjoy Down Under like no other?

When you travel through Australia or New Zealand, the possibilities are endless. Awe-inspiring scenery and friendly local hosts and guides keen to share their slice of heaven with you. But where to go, when, and for how long? And how do you arrange it perfectly, just as you would like it, with no compromises? That’s where we can help you.

An Australia and New Zealand travel specialist like no other

We specialise in travel to and through Australia and New Zealand. Nothing more. Nothing less. Where others run out of ideas, we are just getting started.

Unique self-drive routes, awesome things to do, your ideal travel tempo, all the care and attention you need to have the best holiday Down Under. Our UK travel specialists are available in person, even on evenings and weekends, to help you design and arrange your perfect holiday.

Australian holiday itineraries


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New Zealand holiday itineraries

New Zealand

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Special places to stay, carefully selected just for you

The ideal places for you to stay? Just tell us how you like to travel, and our specialists will carefully recommend the best options for you. We offer the largest range of hand-selected boutique accommodations, local guides and special activities in Australia and New Zealand. Our own teams in Australia and New Zealand are always seeking the best unique places to stay and things to do. We know all of our properties and activities personally and work with them directly. Your special wishes and ideas. Just let us know, and we will take care of it. No problem.

Expertise and service from the moment you start planning until you come home

Your holiday is designed just for you - after all, you are unique, so why should your holiday not be too? With a never-ending eye for detail, our Down Under specialists ensure everything is perfectly arranged for you so you can just get on and enjoy your holiday. And we even pre-pay all of your accommodation before you arrive to ensure your holiday is smooth and seamless.

We are, of course, full members of ATOL and ABTA.
For more peace of mind during your holiday, our own people in Australia and New Zealand are available 24/7 if you need us.

Your Perfect Holiday is our goal

Detail matters and knowledge and expertise in arranging your holiday is what you can expect from us.

Catherine and Lambert in Australia


When we started preparing for our trip, we gathered information from several travel agencies and were given a lot…

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The Kising family in New Zealand

New Zealand

There were so many experiences and memories that we will certainly never forget. The accommodations were all amazing, especially...

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Travel like a local

Of course, the guidebooks can send you to well-known places, but only locals can tell you where the locals go. And it doesn't get much more local than your accommodation hosts. Your hosts can’t wait to share their local tips with you. That's why we love small and special places to stay- not just for their comfort and personality, their beautiful locations, their vistas across jaw-dropping landscapes. Local advice makes all the difference to your holiday.

We at TravelEssence are locals too

Our team in the UK have lived Down Under, and our team in Australia and New Zealand are always travelling to make sure we offer you only the best, the most unique, and the most up-to-date. And our experience arranging travel Down Under goes back 20 years.

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Experience the best holiday

with our expertise and meticulous planning.
TravelEssence specialist Kieran visiting Doubtful Sound New Zealand
After living in New Zealand for four years, one of the things that really stuck with me was the close relationship many New Zealanders have...
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Top things to do in New Zealand
From multi-day kayak adventures and wildlife excursions to scenic flights over World Heritage Sites. Connect with local Māori and their fascinating culture.
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Top things to do in Australia
Encounter native wildlife and hike into ancient rainforests. Explore the Outback on a multi-day excursion and embrace the oldest living culture in the world.
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Come and talk to us when and even where it suits you

Call our UK-based travel specialists or come and talk to us when and where it suits you. Evenings or weekends. At our London office, over the phone or online. Yes, we are available to answer questions and discuss your plans where and when it suits you. Whether you already have a comprehensive bucket list or don’t know where to start, our Australia and New Zealand travel experts are ready to help.

Get in touch
We are available 9am-9pm Mon-Sat - call us on 02036 959 569, email us, or fill in our online Contact Form and you will be connected to a travel specialist who knows everything about your dream destination.
Start planning
We take a personal approach when we plan your holiday. We want to get to know you. Everyone is unique, and so is every single trip - no two trips have ever been the same.
Proposal review
At this point, you'll get a proposed itinerary detailing your daily journey with descriptions and photos of regions, accommodations, and activities.
Feedback is welcomed throughout the process - you are in complete control! Once you are happy with the itinerary, we can begin scheduling everything in for you.
Time to go
Now, all that's left to do is pack and bask in that pre-holiday anticipation! Your dream journey is about to begin, and every detail has been handled for you.
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Would you like to find out a little more?

We offer regular online presentations. Get to know Australia and New Zealand a little better. And see if you like what we offer and what we can offer you. It’s free, of course, and no obligation. You can find our next online presentations here.

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