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Travel2 in Australia & New Zealand

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Looking to escape the winter snows this holiday? Book a couple weeks in Australia and/or New Zealand.

Travel2 is one of our favorite vendors in the South Pacific. They offer tailored packages for travelers in Australia and New Zealand, and beyond.

Want to hit the adventure and see the highlights of Down Under, but don’t want to figure out the logistics of a car and hotels? The folks over at Travel2 are your backup team — and Willamette Intl Travel’s got you even more covered!

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On a sample 11-day Sydney, Melbourne & Reef itinerary:

Take in the sights of Australia’s cities–Sydney and Melbourne. See the Great Barrier Reef, a fast-disappearing natural wonder of the world.

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On a sample 14-day New Zealand North Island Explorer Self Drive:

Hit the road and explore Auckland’s City of Sails and the geothermal landscapes of the North Island.

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On an 18-day New Zealand Grandeur Escorted Tour:

Take the Grand Tour of New Zealand, from Christchurch to Auckland. Hike through ancient forests, climb across glacier mountains, admire the historical railway and clear celestial skies.

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On a 22-day Explore Australia & New Zealand Escorted Tour:

Why choose between the two? Combine Australia & New Zealand on a Grand Adventure! Head out on red dirt roads in the Outback, enjoy a sunset cruise on a private yacht, witness the unforgettable glowworms illuminating the Waitomo Caves.

For more information on a trip to Australia, New Zealand or the Cook Islands tailored just for you, call Willamette Intl Travel: 503-224-0180 or email info@wittravel.com.

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Hawaiian Airlines flies to South Pacific

Did you know that Hawaiian Airlines now flies to New Zealand?

Since March 2013, HA has offered nonstop service from Honolulu to Auckland, New Zealand. Planes fly three times a week. Hawaiian Airlines carries an average 8 million customers per year and serves 20 domestic and international destinations. Starting Fall 2013, HA will add two new, exciting destinations to Australia—Sydney and Brisbane. The best part? Travelers from continental USA can take advantage of free stopovers in Hawaii! HA connects to NZ from several cities across the country, including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.

Planning a vacation in New Zealand? Why not stop in Hawaii? Spend a few unforgettable days on the beach of Waikiki before enjoying the natural mountains and fjords of New Zealand.

Book a Goway holiday from only 1799$ per person (double occupancy) with taxes, which includes:

  •   Roundtrip HA airfare from Los Angeles or Seattle to Auckland with a free stop in Hawaii
  •   Accommodation for four nights at the Copthorne Auckland City hotel
  •   Accommodation for five nights at the Ohana Waikiki West hotel

This package can be modified or upgraded to your preference! Let us book your perfect tropical vacation. This special is valid from 13 May to 18 Jul, and 06 Aug to 03 Oct. Max stay one month. Inquire for more details.

Sneak Peak: Starting in April 2014, Hawaiian Airlines plans to start nonstop service from Honolulu to Beijing. Service is planned to run three times a week.

Call Willamette Intl Travel to book your NZ or Hawaii package today! 503.224.0180 or email info@wittravel.com.

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Fiji

This week we’re featuring three of our favorite South Pacific destinations—Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands. Our WIT Agents have traveled these regions extensively and love any chance to chat about them!

Next spot on our idyllic tour through Polynesia is Fiji, the small island nation located in the South Pacific. With over 300 magnificent islands, there’s no shortage of white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and pristine oceans. While Fiji is a year round destination, the best time of visit is from May to October—clearer water, less rainfall, lower humidity—and lower risk of cyclones!

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Fiji has enough varied landscape to captivate any traveler: from rainforest and orchid gardens, to dark caves and coral reefs. Backpack through the jungle and the national parks, go whitewater rafting, join a local guide on a spelunking trip. Head out to the water and learn to jet ski and parasail. Want an adventure that will give you goosebumps? Participate in shark feeding or swim with giant manta rays. Prefer a more languid vacation? Relax by the pool, indulge in an oil massage, have a destination wedding! Fiji is also renowned for its cruises, on lines or yachts. Sail from Nadi to the sandy beaches of the Mamanucas or the Yasawas.

The Great Astrolabe Reef that surrounds Kadavu Island is one of the largest barrier reefs in the world. Here you can spot marlin, sharks, giant trevally, mahi mahi, snapper and manta ray. Varying from 25-32 °C (77-89 °F), with an average visibility of 25 meters, the reef is a main attraction for scuba divers.

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Fiji’s culture is a diverse tapestry of indigenous, Indian, European, Chinese and other influences. Though English is the official language, native village chiefs still exist, and public holidays include Diwali, Easter and the Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday. Learn about the ancient culture that still thrives today—watch or learn how to weave mats, masi hats, or baskets—or listen to native storytelling, song and dance. Dine on traditional Fiji food like taro, sweet potatoes, coconut and fish. Delicious Indian spices such as turmeric, cumin, and chilies have contributed to the unique taste to Fijian cuisine.

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Whatever your fancy, with so many fun things to see and do, Fiji will captivate your heart and give you that special vacation you’ve always dreamed of.

Did you know? Fiji is home to the only hot air balloon flight in the South Pacific!

Our agents Christina, Linda and Nancy have all been to Fiji and would love to share their knowledge with you! Call us up for a chat at 503-224-0180 or email info@wittravel.com.

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