Waltzing Downunder on a Holiday of a Lifetime!

What do you get when you experience a small group escorted tour, offering first class accommodation, along with unique travel insights into Australia and New Zealand? It can only be one of our Holidays of a Lifetime®!

Goway Travel is the only company to offer the Waltzing Matilda, an exclusive, 20-day guided exploration of BOTH Australia and New Zealand. It is a wonderful combination of our other two Holidays of a Lifetime® itineraries… Best of New Zealand, an 8-day journey of both North and South Islands of New Zealand, and the 13-day Best of Australia, taking in all the highlights of this amazing country. Australia and New Zealand are considered two of the safest travel destinations in the world, and the people of both countries also are considered to be among the most hospitable and friendly.

Enjoy a Sounds of Silence dinner at Ayers Rock
Enjoy a Sounds of Silence dinner at Ayers Rock

This very special journey starts in Sydney, where guests are met by their Goway escort who will travel with them for the next 20 days. From Los Angeles, fly to Sydney, Australia where you spend three days sightseeing before heading north to tropical North Queensland, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. After a few days of exploration, reef cruising, and wildlife experiences, the tour continues through Australia’s “Red Centre”, with the option to take the world-famous Ghan Train to Adelaide, Australia’s festival city, and then continue on to Melbourne, the last leg of your time spent in Australia.

Explore shops and restaurants in Queenstown, New Zealand
Explore shops and restaurants in Queenstown, New Zealand

Crossing over the Tasman Sea, fly to the English-style city of Christchurch, New Zealand, then explore Queenstown, and cruise on serene Milford Sound before journeying north. Visitors can expect to see the very best of this beautiful country. Experience Rotorua’s geothermal activity and the nearby glow-worm caves at Waitomo, as well as the Hobbiton movie set in Matamata, before arriving in Auckland, where this Holiday of a Lifetime concludes – but not before you enjoy a farewell dinner!

Just like with all our other Holidays of a Lifetime® experiences, The Waltzing Matilda, Best of Australia, and Best of New Zealand are exclusive to Goway. Virtually everything is included, such as most meals, touring, and tips. Every departure has a dedicated theme such as Animal and Wildlife, Food and Wine, or Geography and History. There is also a Twin Share Guarantee, where we will match a single traveller up with another single traveller of the same gender. If a roommate is unavailable, a single room is available at no extra cost.


These tours are perfect for first time visitors to the South Pacific, single travellers, couples, small groups, or anyone that is looking for an escorted vacation with Goway’s promise of something special!

“Our extremely high passenger satisfaction virtually guarantees future repeat business,” states Shirley Rourke, General Manager for Goway’s Downunder department. “It is not unusual to see past travellers booking another Holidays of a Lifetime® itinerary in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. They are even requesting we create MORE Holidays of a Lifetime® itineraries!”.

Full details on Goway’s Waltzing Matilda and additional Holidays of a Lifetime® tours to the South Pacific can be found in our Downunder brochure, and on our website at www.goway.com. For more information call 1-800-387-8850 or email us [email protected].

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Meg Boyd
Meg Boyd

Downunder Product and Marketing Manager - Melbourne-born Meg arrived in Canada in January with no winter coat, one suitcase, a one week booking at a youth hostel, and a sight-unseen job offer at Goway Travel. She thought she’d stay for a year – that was 12 years ago! Never one to shy away from adventure, Meg has been in the industry for 23 years and has journeyed extensively through Europe, Asia and North America. Meg’s heart however belongs to the South Pacific, including New Zealand, Fiji, and her native Australia.

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