Sample all that the lands down under have to offer on a journey that expertly combines the best of Australia and New Zealand.
The Southern Hemisphere is one of the best places to explore the galaxy of the night's sky. The low humidity, low light pollution and thicker Milky Way allows you to view stars, planets and other celestial bodies like you've never experienced. Let's Talk Australia/ Let's Talk New Zealand can arrange for gourmet dinner in the outback under the stars, and visits to the largest privately owned telescope in the Southern hemisphere. A great way to reconnect with the heavens.
Let's Talk is a member of CLIA -Cruise Lines International Association. And hold a Master Cruise Counselor Certificate. We can help with small and large ship sailings through out the South Pacific, whether it be the whole vacation or a four day component. We also work with dive boats.
mate. Anyone's a mate, especially when you're trying to strike some kind of rapport, as in the greeting G'day mate.
matey. Must be better than a mate, or adding -y just for the sake of it.
middy. A middle-sized (285ml) glass, usually of beer. Also see schooner.
motza, also motser or motzer. Large amount of money, usually applied to a gambling win.
mug. A fool, one easily duped.
Australia is home to some of the most famous rail rides in the world: The Ghan, The Indian Pacific, and The Sunlander. Just, imagine falling asleep in the red outback and waking up in the green lushness of the vineyard area -it's part of the magic of train travel Down Under.
In a four hour New Zealand train ride you can experience Alp-like mountains, the Pacific Ocean, rolling hills that rival Britain. It's like no where else on Earth. Enjoying this all from the comfort of the rails.
Staying in the special places featured on this site is a highlight of the Let's Talk Australia / New Zealand experience.
How would you like to stay in a treehouse with a hot tub on the verandah? How about a semi-private floating platform in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef? Perhaps a light house with an amazing view of the ocean?
Or get to know the locals, many of the accommodations are operated by the owners and have their own unique atmosphere.
Australian Slang Guide
king brown. Mulga snake. Sometimes applied to a larger (usually brown in color) bottle of beer.
Kiwi. A New Zealander.
knackered. Completely exhausted.
knickers in a knot. To get one's knickers in a knot is to become agitated, flustered, bothered (about something).
lair. One of brash or vulgar behavior, usually flashily dressed as well.
larrikin. A mischievous young chap.
larry. A hoe with a hole in the centre for mixing cement
Lazza. A nickname for Larry, which could already be a nickname for Laurence. We don't leave words alone, do we? Also Wazza or Wozza for Warren.
make a good fist. Do (a task) well.