My daughter LOVED her experience - she refers to it as 'a trip of a lifetime'!
KJ104 / Student traveler Baltimore, MD / Posted on July 11, 2018
a couple of recommendations:
1 / have EF staff schedule a personal zoo tour at the beginning of the day instead of the end. We roamed all as much as we could & during the tour some of the same exhibits were repeated. This would avoid duplicates.
2 / consider minimizing bus travels during 1 day....we rode 2.5 hours ...break...then rode 2.5 more...that afternoon...1 hour & then another hour...too much bus riding in one day...be mindful of your travelers...enough is enough
3 / overall - fabulous career
renea / Adult traveler McKinney, TX / Posted on July 10, 2018
The South Pacific
Just returned from New Zealand and Australia tour that was jam packed with adventure and beauty. Our tour guide was exceptional as were all the extra excursions.
Short stop in Hawaii was also great.
Remember it is WINTER in the Southern Hemisphere in June, July, and August so pack accordingly...also you get to see The Southern Cross.
Highly recommend this tour.
Yogababe / Adult traveler Asheville, NC / Posted on July 09, 2018
New Zealand/Australia AMAZING
Our daughter just got back from her trip and everything she learned, saw and experienced has inspired her to work hard and achieve her dream of making Australia her new home! The tour guides are truly awesome at taking pictures and videos when a friend wasn't available to do so - This is our second child that we have sent on an EF Tour- I would highly recommend you do the same for your kids to experience a fun an safe educational experience!!
Dizz / Parent Lee's Summit,MO / Posted on June 20, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip with my daughter. What a great way to see a new part of the world.
Duey / Adult traveler Louisville, Kentucky / Posted on June 16, 2018
Good with some improvements
Overall a good tour. People were great, and it was a tremendous opportunity to see sites that were breathtaking with fun events planned. Flexibility on a daily basis was good and there was the opportunity to have unique experiences such as holding a Koala.
My only criticism is that educational opportunities were limited and too many activities felt like we were going to an amusement park. While I think it is important to have those types of experiences some balance would be helpful. An example would be telling the guide to add a tour of the Sydney opera house. Given the stature of this landmark this seemed odd not to be on the agenda but being pitched surfing lessons was.
What was good is that he did adjust as asked. (Hobbiton tour, Opera house, etc) Otherwise Great tour I would recommend. 4.5 Stars!
Same / Adult traveler Posted on August 26, 2017
We had the best time!!!!
Just came back from a awesome tour of New Zealand and Australia. Could not have asked for a better tour guide! She was very welcoming and very informative and kept us on time to see our various local tours. I loved our time in both countries.
0617 / Adult traveler Longwood, Florida / Posted on June 20, 2017
Totally rad trip
Had an amazing time in Australia and New Zealand for my first international travel. My group leader was very intelligent and knew a lot about both countries. The excursions were super fun and I made a lot of new friends. Overall want to go on more EF trips!
Madawg / Adult traveler Orlando, FL / Posted on June 19, 2017
unforgettable, wonderful experience
Tour of Australia and New Zealand was professionally arranged and organized. The physical features, beauty and amazing cultures of both countries came alive before our eyes. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and accommodating. The experience was very educational and extremely rewarding.
montin / Adult traveler Tamarac, Florida / Posted on April 12, 2017
First and foremost it was an amazing experience our tour guide Adam, was THE BEST OF THE BEST!!! I don't have enough words to price his dedication and his great nature to deal with all of us.
I was absolutely taken by the beauty of both countries and it was unbelievable GREAT!!
Mamuchi / Adult traveler Gaithersburg, MD / Posted on July 29, 2016