15 days from $8,745 per person*
  • Fly by seaplane into Chase National Park for a delicious meal.
  • Experience the traditions of the Kubirri Warra brothers in Daintree.
  • Visit a collection of boutique wineries and a cheese factory.
  • Embark on a scenic cruise of Milford Sound.
  • Featuring luxurious hotels.
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We have carefully selected hotels and destinations which create the best experiences Australia and New Zealand have to offer. Enjoy the contrasts of the Outback's blue sky and red earth, sip your favourite cocktail and take in the best of Queensland relaxing at exclusive properties in the Tropical North and the Whitsundays. In Sydney we take you further, literally. Enjoy the crisp air of the Blue Mountains and the gourmet food and wine of the Hunter Valley. At times you may have trouble comprehending that you are only a short distance from Australia's largest city, all of this before even setting foot in New Zealand! Arrive in the capital of New Zealand and experience New Zealand's best lodges. Enjoy the vast landscapes of Queenstown, the English charm of Christchurch and the spectacular rural terrain of the North Island. NOTE: Tour does not include domestic airfare, which can be worked into your international ticket. You may also wish to speak to your travel agent about the Australian Air Pass with Qantas.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Transfer - Private - City to Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Sightseeing (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Shared - Seaplanes - Fly & Lunch Cottage Point Inn (4hrs) - Seaplane
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Shared - Hunter Valley Wine Tour (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Sydney to Ayers Rock
    Sydney to Ayers Rock
    • Transfer - Private - City to Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Transfer - Longitude 131
    • Longitude 131- Touring Program I
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Ayers Rock
    Ayers Rock
    • Longitude 131- Touring Program II (AM)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Ayers Rock to Cairns to Port Douglas
    Ayers Rock to Cairns to Port Douglas
    • Transfer - Longitude 131
    • Cairns - Port Douglas [1hr] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Optional Activities - At Leisure(1)
  • Day 7 Port Douglas
    Port Douglas
    • Shared - Full Day Daintree Aboriginal Experience with Lunch (9hrs) - Mini Coach
  • Day 8 Port Douglas
    Port Douglas
    • Shared - Wavedancer Low Isles Sailing with Lunch (6.5hrs) - Shuttle/Cruise(0)
  • Day 9 Port Douglas to Auckland
    Port Douglas to Auckland
    • Port Douglas - Cairns [1hr] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Welcome to New Zealand - Welcome Package
  • Day 10 Auckland to Queenstown
    Auckland to Queenstown
    • Transfer - Private - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Skyline Queenstown, Gondola, Dinner and Kiwi Haka - Per Person
  • Day 11 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Shared - Famous Routeburn Track with Lunch (9hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 12 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Shared - Milford Sound Nature Cruise by Coach and Flight with Lunch (9hrs) - Coach/Cruise/Flight
  • Day 13 Queenstown to Christchurch
    Queenstown to Christchurch
    • Transfer - Private - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver (Intl Apt)(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 14 Christchurch
    Christchurch
    • Shared - Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula with Dolphin Swim (9.5hrs) - Mini Coach/Cruise
    Breakfast
  • Day 15 Christchurch
    Christchurch
    • Transfer - International/Domestic Airport (private) - Car/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Sydney

A private transfer from Sydney to the airport is provided.

Enjoy a 4 hour private sightseeing tour in the company of a vehicle, driver and Expert Guide capturing the history of Sydney, stunning architecture, spectacular harbour views and the world famous Bondi Beach. Pass through the historical Rocks area and Circular Quay as you learn about the history and significance of the area. View the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a chair specially designed for the governor’s wife to look out over the harbour. Travel through Chinatown, Darling Harbour, and the nightlife district of Kings Cross. Travel via Watson Bay and stop at “The Gap”, for fantastic views and photo opportunities before arriving at world famous Bondi Beach. Return to the city, passing the exclusive suburbs of Double Bay and Rose Bay. The Harbour Bridge toll is AUD 5 (not included).

Accommodation: Park Hyatt (5*)

The iconic Park Hyatt Sydney is now open after the largest and most comprehensive transformation in its 21 year history. Every aspect of the hotel has been dramatically transformed, setting a new benchmark in contemporary luxury. Architecturally designed guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass that opens onto private balconies and unmatched views of scenic Sydney Harbour, honoring Park Hyatt Sydney's coveted harbor front location. Renowned Australian artists have been commissioned to create artwork especially for the new hotel adding a modern and trendy feel. Park Hyatt Sydney's guest rooms are residential in style, offering contemporary luxury. Room interiors are rich with layers of chocolate, cream and beige hues. Luxurious new furnishings and fittings, naturally-textured fabrics, subtle plush carpets, designer lighting and the latest technology are featured throughout. Guests also have exclusive access to the hotel’s rooftop bar and terrace. The hotel’s restaurants and bar, private dining rooms, day spa and recreational facilities have also been enhanced to reinforce Park Hyatt Sydney’s position as one of Australia’s premier hotels.

Sydney
Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney

Day 2: Sydney

Sydney Seaplanes will take you a mere 20 minutes flying time from the hustle and bustle of Sydney to the exquisitely tranquil and award winning Cottage Point Inn. This beautiful restaurant is perched on the water’s edge in the heart of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and is renowned for offering exceptional modern Australian cuisine. Upon landing the aircraft will be taxied to the restaurant’s seaplane dock, where Cottage Point Inn’s friendly staff offers a warm welcome and any number of great Australian wines. After a leisurely 3 course à la carte lunch re-board your seaplane and return to Sydney Harbour. To top off a magical afternoon you will be offered an incredible photo opportunity flying a circuit over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, before landing at Rose Bay.  The flight departs 11.30 a.m. (12.30 noon in winter) & 1.30 p.m (summer only) and returns at 3.30 p.m. (4.30 p.m. in winter).

Accommodation: Park Hyatt (5*)
View from Cottage Point Inn as a waterplane lands
View from Cottage Point Inn as a waterplane lands

Day 3: Sydney

A trip to Sydney is not complete without a visit to the world class wineries of the Hunter Valley. We wind our way through the leafy Northern Suburbs, and then escape through the brilliant sandstone outcrops of Ku-ring-gai National Park to reach the mighty Hawkesbury River. We stop for a traditional Aussie morning tea deep in the bush and then continue on to the historic township of Wollombi, famous for its local brew called Dr Jurd’s Jungle Juice.From Mt View we descend into the Hunter Valley and begin our wine tasting at a few of the very special boutique wineries in the area. We chat to the owners, admire their cottage locations and let them show off the best of their vintages. At the foothills of the Broken Back Range, we enjoy a sumptuous lunch and then spend the afternoon visiting some of the larger vineyards for more superb wine tasting. As the afternoon approaches we return to Sydney via the scenic freeway to conclude this relaxing and enjoyable day

Accommodation: Park Hyatt (5*)
Water Dragon Sunbathing in the Hunter Valley
Water Dragon Sunbathing in the Hunter Valley

Day 4: Sydney - Ayers Rock

A private transfer from Sydney to the airport is provided.

Longitude 131 will arrange transportation to escort you between the airport and property.

After arriving at Longitude 131° and settling in, meet in the Dune House for a 3.00 p.m. departure to the Cultural Centre where you learn about the cultural and spiritual meanings of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Afterwards travel to Uluru, where you take a short walk into Kantju Gorge. On arrival at the gorge refreshments will be served 'inside' Uluru while you can watch the sunset. Return to Longitude 131° at approximately 7.15 p.m. On your return, relax in the Dune House over pre-dinner drinks and canapés before enjoying a gourmet dinner with your fellow travelers or for a special occasion a private dinner by the pool or on the Dune Top.

Accommodation: Longitude 131° (5*)

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° offers complete immersion into the wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This award-winning luxury camp in Australia's Red Centre has achieved new heights in ecotourism and has raised the bar for responsible travel. Longitude 131° is set atop an isolated sand dune close to the border of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From the crisp, white linen of a king-sized bed, visitors are introduced to the peaceful sleep of the wild and awaken to the remote and beautiful expanse of the Australian Desert. As one of only a select number of guests, bask in the comfort of your intimate, luxury tent and take pleasure in your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Dine out at Table 131° situated directly in the outback, and enjoy an unforgettable evening experience as the glow of the sun fades and your voices carry on through the night. This property was named one of National Geographic’s Most Unique Lodges in the World.

Ayers Rock
Ayers Rock
Longitude 131°
Longitude 131°

Day 5: Ayers Rock

Depart Longitude 131° at 6.00 a.m. bound for Kata Tjuta. Upon arrival you begin your journey with a guided tour of Walpa Gorge, where the natural history of Kata Tjuta is explained in great detail. Learn how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created what is seen today. Return to Longitude 131° at approximately 10.00 a.m. Spend your afternoon at leisure or take the opportunity to enjoy any of the optional tours, such as a camel ride, Harley ride or helicopter tour over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Enjoy sunset drinks and canapés on the Dune Top from 6.00 p.m. You then transfer to the outdoor dining venue, where you have an unforgettable dining experience under the stars. Return to the Dune House for complimentary after dinner drinks.

Accommodation: Longitude 131° (5*)
Walpa Gorge
Walpa Gorge

Day 6: Ayers Rock - Cairns - Port Douglas

Longitude 131 will arrange transportation to escort you between the airport and property.

Transfer between Cairns airport and the beautiful town of Port Douglas with private vehicle and driver.

We all need time out now and again, enter a laid back tropical oasis with sophisticated worldly comforts with a small friendly village atmosphere. Go from business suit to barefoot and frantic to free. Refresh, restore and revitalise, in the aquamarine reef waters of the Coral Sea, the crystal creeks of Mossman Gorge, and the palm fringed golden sands of Port Douglas' Four Mile Beach.

Accommodation: Peninsula Boutique (4.5*)

Peninsula Boutique Hotel is an oasis of tropic luxury perfectly located in Port Douglas, overlooking Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea in quiet seclusion. Just 50 minutes north of Cairns International Airport, the 34 modern tropical beachfront one bedroom suites provide stunning views and offer a unique hotel experience. No traffic noise and only a short stroll to Port’s Village with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options. All rooms boast a large private balcony that allows guests to relax and rewind. An oasis of tiered heated pools, submersed grotto, and Jacuzzi spa, offer a quiet tranquil setting while relaxing on the sun lounges or in your suite. The discreetly concealed kitchenette in all suites provides self-catering options for those looking for a beachfront apartment but with the convenient facilities of a hotel. Fresh flowers and aromatherapy burners coupled with individual, personal service sets this Port Douglas Hotel apart from the rest.  The hotel’s popular licensed restaurant, Hi Tide, continues with beautiful views over the Coral Sea. Discover the local’s best kept secret, this is the perfect relaxing escape from the world.

Port Douglas
Port Douglas
Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Day 7: Port Douglas

This fun, exclusive tour allows you to join in a real Aboriginal cultural experience, combining pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. A day you will never forget! Travel to Cooya Beach north of Port Douglas and meet with the Kubirri Warra brothers who follow the traditions of their ancestors. This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji. The unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangroves and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the every changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. The brothers teach their guests how to throw a spear and demonstrate how to search and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels. Learn about bush tucker and medicines before enjoying home-made damper on the balcony of the family home and taste your catch of the day. Share an authentic Aboriginal art experience with Binna, Artist in residence. Learn about the Dreamtime, animals and stories of country of the Aboriginal people of the Mossman region. Take home a memento of your time with Binna. Enjoy a delicious lunch infused with local flavors in the Mossman Gorge Center. Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park – Mossman Gorge, home of the Kuku Yalanji people and experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests. An easy going walk is across boardwalks, tracks and bridges protecting the delicate eco system that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. Your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and eco system of this amazing rainforest. Ensure you bring your swimming bathers so you can make the most of the beautiful private swimming hole that is encased in the rainforest. Please note: Itinerary can operate in reverse and is subject to tides. The tour includes pick up/drop off at your Port Douglas accommodation, departs at 8.30 a.m. and takes approximately 9 hours. The group size may vary between 4 and 18 passengers.

Accommodation: Peninsula Boutique (4.5*)
Mossman River
Mossman River

Day 8: Port Douglas

Today take a trip to the Low Isles, which is an idyllic, unspoiled coral cay island in the Great Barrier Reef, just one hour’s sailing from Port Douglas. Combined with the romance of sailing aboard the luxury sailing catamaran Wavedancer, this is the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation. Snorkel, enjoy a glass bottom boat tour, take a guided beach walk and snorkel tour with a marine biologist or just relax on the beach under a thatched umbrella. This tour is limited to 156 passengers. The cruise departs marina Mirage Port Douglas at 10:00 a.m. (check in 9:30 a.m., earlier start for hotel pick up) and returns at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Accommodation: Peninsula Boutique (4.5*)
Clownfish
Clownfish

Day 9: Port Douglas - Auckland

You will be picked up from your Port Douglas Hotel and taken by private car to Cairns City or airport.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the Auckland airport and your hotel.

You will receive a welcome package on arrival which will include a welcome letter, detailed itinerary, vouchers for each service, supplier contact list as well as various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting. This will be available at your first service. 

Accommodation: Hotel De Brett (5*)

Settled in Auckland CBD, the Hotel De Brett links two unique precincts - High Street's hip fashion and Shortland Street's tailored commerce. Hotel's iconic building has been stylishly reinterpreted into a 25-room luxury boutique hotel. Every room is individually designed and complimented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography. Experience contemporary New Zealand cuisine featuring the best local produce prepared and cooked with care in the Kitchen. The hotel provides a gym and DVD and book library and bars.

Auckland Coastal Piha Beach
Auckland Coastal Piha Beach
Hotel DeBrett
Hotel DeBrett

Day 10: Auckland - Queenstown

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the Auckland airport and your hotel.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Meet your diver for a private transfer between Queenstown and the Domestic Airport.

Scenic Gondola ride and Taste of New Zealand buffet of legendary proportions in the Skyline Restaurant. The Skyline complex has fantastic views over Queenstown and towards the Remarkables Mountain range.

Accommodation: Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel (4.5*)

Queenstown Park Hotel is one of Queenstown’s new luxury boutique hotels. Be awed and inspired by the incredible views, luxuriate in the quality and appreciate the stylish design and sophisticated service of an urban boutique hotel. Revel in the personal attention and local knowledge provided by your hotel hosts. Centrally located, yet surrounded by parklands, this 19 room architecturally-designed hotel compliments Queenstown's majestic mountain backdrop to perfection.

Queenstown
Queenstown
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Day 11: Queenstown

Today you will be collected from your accommodation at approximately 8.00 a.m. for a full day walk within the ancient Beech forest of the Mount Aspiring National Park. Start the tour with a scenic drive to the northern end of Lake Wakatipu and into the Routeburn Valley. The high snow-capped mountains provide a magnificent backdrop for the walk up this beautiful river valley. A journey along the edge of the lake from Queenstown, to the head of Lake Wakatipu is the ideal preparation for the splendour of the world-famous Routeburn Track. The walk begins amongst the towering trees of the ancient Beech forest, making route gradually through blankets of forest moss and ferns.  The woodland eventually parts to reveal the rich grassland of Routeburn Flats, overlooked on all sides by cloud-scraping mountains, some so high they have permafrost and small glaciers. These flats provide the perfect location to enjoy a well-earned lunch, before heading to the next stop at Routeburn Falls. The tour takes approximately 9 hours with a walking time of 3 to 5 hours (optional). The distance is 16 kilometers on an easy hiking path. The group size is varying between 2 to 6 participants per guide. Please wear closed toe trainers or boots (no sandals or jandals), a hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, waterproof/windproof/warm clothing for changeable weather and a small daypack. And remember to bring you camera and a smile!

Accommodation: Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel (4.5*)
Hiking the Routeburn Track
Hiking the Routeburn Track

Day 12: Queenstown

Commence the days touring after being picked up by a coach, travelling alongside Lake Wakatipu and through the countryside to Te Anau. Continue along the picturesque Milford Road to Milford Sound, which takes approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival to the wharf, board the ship to enjoy a scenic cruise around Milford Sound, providing spectacular visuals including local wildlife, rainforests, mountains and waterfalls. Lunch is provided on board. Following the cruise, depart back to Queenstown by flight and enjoy the scenery by air (weather permitting). The trips departs at 6.55 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m.

Accommodation: Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel (4.5*)
En Route to Tasman Sea
En Route to Tasman Sea

Day 13: Queenstown - Christchurch

Meet your diver for a private transfer between Queenstown and the Domestic Airport.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.

Accommodation: The George (5*)

Located picturesquely in the heart of Christchurch overlooking its very own "Central Park," this very individual boutique hotel is just steps away from all the key attractions including the tram, arts market, restaurants, theatres and gardens. The hotel’s spacious rooms are designed with a stylish eye for detail, complete with luxury amenities and, with a one-to-one ratio of staff to guests, impeccable service is guaranteed. Boasting two world class restaurants that rate amongst the best in New Zealand, visitors come from far and wide to savor the delicious cuisine in both Pescatore and 50 on Park. Stroll down to the city center and explore the city’s many attractions including the popular casino and world-class art gallery.

Christchurch
Christchurch
The George
The George

Day 14: Christchurch

The Banks Peninsula was formed following the violent eruptions of two volcanoes. A crater nurses the picturesque harbour of Akaroa with many smaller bays indenting the coastline. Sighted by Captain Cook in 1770, the Peninsula was then inhabited by Maori. In 1840 French settlers arrived at Akaroa, which had just been claimed under the Treaty of Waitangi by the English. The charm of this old French town with incredible scenery encountered on the way, have assured Akaroa’s popularity as a unique destination. Visit the Barry's Bay Cheese Factory for some cheese tasting. Enjoy the quaint colonial style architecture and wander around the charming 150 year old French harbour side village of Akaroa with its museum of settlers' history, art and craft shops and studios, cafes and wine bars. This is followed by an eco-marine adventure, swimming with the Hector’s Dolphins. The tour departs at 8.30 a.m. and takes approximately 9.5 hours with group sizes varying between 2 and 8 passengers.

Accommodation: The George (5*)
Akaroa Harbour
Akaroa Harbour

Day 15: Christchurch

Private transfer from your hotel to the airport 

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Park Hyatt (5*): Sydney

The iconic Park Hyatt Sydney is now open after the largest and most comprehensive transformation in its 21 year history. Every aspect of the hotel has been dramatically transformed, setting a new benchmark in contemporary luxury. Architecturally designed guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass that opens onto private balconies and unmatched views of scenic Sydney Harbour, honoring Park Hyatt Sydney's coveted harbor front location. Renowned Australian artists have been commissioned to create artwork especially for the new hotel adding a modern and trendy feel. Park Hyatt Sydney's guest rooms are residential in style, offering contemporary luxury. Room interiors are rich with layers of chocolate, cream and beige hues. Luxurious new furnishings and fittings, naturally-textured fabrics, subtle plush carpets, designer lighting and the latest technology are featured throughout. Guests also have exclusive access to the hotel’s rooftop bar and terrace. The hotel’s restaurants and bar, private dining rooms, day spa and recreational facilities have also been enhanced to reinforce Park Hyatt Sydney’s position as one of Australia’s premier hotels.

Park Hyatt Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney
The Park Hyatt Sydney Lounge
The Park Hyatt Sydney Lounge

Longitude 131° (5*) : Ayers Rock

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° offers complete immersion into the wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This award-winning luxury camp in Australia's Red Centre has achieved new heights in ecotourism and has raised the bar for responsible travel. Longitude 131° is set atop an isolated sand dune close to the border of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From the crisp, white linen of a king-sized bed, visitors are introduced to the peaceful sleep of the wild and awaken to the remote and beautiful expanse of the Australian Desert. As one of only a select number of guests, bask in the comfort of your intimate, luxury tent and take pleasure in your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Dine out at Table 131° situated directly in the outback, and enjoy an unforgettable evening experience as the glow of the sun fades and your voices carry on through the night. This property was named one of National Geographic’s Most Unique Lodges in the World.

Longitude 131°
Longitude 131°
Luxury Tent
Luxury Tent

Peninsula Boutique (4.5*): Port Douglas

Peninsula Boutique Hotel is an oasis of tropic luxury perfectly located in Port Douglas, overlooking Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea in quiet seclusion. Just 50 minutes north of Cairns International Airport, the 34 modern tropical beachfront one bedroom suites provide stunning views and offer a unique hotel experience. No traffic noise and only a short stroll to Port’s Village with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options. All rooms boast a large private balcony that allows guests to relax and rewind. An oasis of tiered heated pools, submersed grotto, and Jacuzzi spa, offer a quiet tranquil setting while relaxing on the sun lounges or in your suite. The discreetly concealed kitchenette in all suites provides self-catering options for those looking for a beachfront apartment but with the convenient facilities of a hotel. Fresh flowers and aromatherapy burners coupled with individual, personal service sets this Port Douglas Hotel apart from the rest.  The hotel’s popular licensed restaurant, Hi Tide, continues with beautiful views over the Coral Sea. Discover the local’s best kept secret, this is the perfect relaxing escape from the world.

Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Hotel De Brett (5*): Auckland

Settled in Auckland CBD, the Hotel De Brett links two unique precincts - High Street's hip fashion and Shortland Street's tailored commerce. Hotel's iconic building has been stylishly reinterpreted into a 25-room luxury boutique hotel. Every room is individually designed and complimented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography. Experience contemporary New Zealand cuisine featuring the best local produce prepared and cooked with care in the Kitchen. The hotel provides a gym and DVD and book library and bars.

Hotel DeBrett
Hotel DeBrett

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel (4.5*): Queenstown

Queenstown Park Hotel is one of Queenstown’s new luxury boutique hotels. Be awed and inspired by the incredible views, luxuriate in the quality and appreciate the stylish design and sophisticated service of an urban boutique hotel. Revel in the personal attention and local knowledge provided by your hotel hosts. Centrally located, yet surrounded by parklands, this 19 room architecturally-designed hotel compliments Queenstown's majestic mountain backdrop to perfection.

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

The George (5*): Christchurch

Located picturesquely in the heart of Christchurch overlooking its very own "Central Park," this very individual boutique hotel is just steps away from all the key attractions including the tram, arts market, restaurants, theatres and gardens. The hotel’s spacious rooms are designed with a stylish eye for detail, complete with luxury amenities and, with a one-to-one ratio of staff to guests, impeccable service is guaranteed. Boasting two world class restaurants that rate amongst the best in New Zealand, visitors come from far and wide to savor the delicious cuisine in both Pescatore and 50 on Park. Stroll down to the city center and explore the city’s many attractions including the popular casino and world-class art gallery.

The George
The George
Restaurant
Restaurant
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • JohnDanielson — December 12, 2014 — Australia & Pacific

    We have used a number of small group travel companies and Kensington is the one we would recommend. All details of the trip to New Zealand went as planned. It was the trip of a lifetime. Our travel consultant Daniel did a great job, both pre-trip and post-trip. We will certainly use them again.

  • Susan Pope — April 21, 2014 — Australia & Pacific

    The arrangements all worked out very well, especially the drivers picking us up from airports and hotels. The hotels, although all in different categories, were mostly excellent. We were happy to see so many different areas of New Zealand and experience everything from glow worm caves to fjords to a Maori hangi and geothermals.

  • Sharon Weckenbrock — May 15, 2013 — Australia & Pacific

    We are safely back home but still on Cloud 9 from the fabulous trip that you helped to put together for us! Everything worked just as I had hoped it would and in many cases, exceeded all expectations.

    We have definitely been recommending you and your company to anyone asking our advice and again, we can't thank you enough for a trip of a lifetime!

  • Donna Brennan — April 18, 2013 — Australia & Pacific

    The trip was great we all loved the Saint Regis Hotel. It was incredible! Thank you for helping me plan the trip the group was very impressed.

    Thank you again,

    Donna

  • Paula McNally — April 24, 2013 — Australia & Pacific

    The trip was wonderful!! . That resort is absolutely beautiful. We had good weather -- hot and humid. The people were very nice everywhere we went.

  • Marcia Nunn — April 01, 2013 — Australia & Pacific

    Candace and I are back in Michigan today after a wonderful trip to New Zealand. You and she did a great job in organizing this trip. Couldn't have been better. In particular, the Wilderness Lodge is a very special place.

  • Cindy Burns — April 04, 2013 — Australia & Pacific

    Miranda is the best, I would recommend her and we plan on contacting her in the future. The hotels were all excellent and the guides knowledge & Service were excellent

  • Sheila Black — April 08, 2013 — Australia & Pacific

    We had the best time you could imagine and it was all based on your planning-thank-you so so much!!

    Every hotel was located just where we would have wanted-all so lovely and we loved the buffet breakfasts!! The Grace is a beautiful hotel and everyone was very helpful-we could walk to the main areas and Darling Harbor and we just loved being in Sydney-Norm even got in a game of golf!! Every tour was wonderful. We are so glad you switched us from the large bus Blue Mountain tour to the boutique tour-we heard others talk of the Blue Mountain tour in that it was a long drive, crowded and they did not seem to have a great day. We LOVED our boutique tour-we had a super driver (Cliff)who really really tried to find every animal in the wild he could-we saw kangaroos, emu, wombats and even a koala-it was a wonderful day-we got back about 11;30 pm and because of that we saw so many of the nocturnal animals-he was so accommodating-just a great day!!

    The Pullman in Cairns was just gorgeous-and we could walk to the water-we had a perfect(calm!!) day on the reef and we loved the trip to the rainforest-all in all a wonderful few days there. Our weather for the whole trip was also perfect!!! How did you do that!!??!!

    We thank-you so much, Louise, for helping us-you take full credit for this holiday and we so often spoke of you there “thanks to Louise for another great day” we would say!! Every tour worked out perfectly-the flights were just great and the timing super-and we really felt you listened to what we ‘thought ‘ we wanted to do and you just seemed to know what would be right for us. We packed some Canada pins and tee shirts and gave them to our tour drivers and they seemed to love that!!

    We came home happy and relaxed and so thankful-I will send you a few pictures for certain.

  • Josie Rodriguez — March 19, 2013 — Australia & Pacific

    Thank you for all your help arranging a wonderful Australian tour for us. There was a lot of anxiety/reservation arranging a tour on line, not meeting the other person on the other line but it all ended well and we had a fantastic experience. Please thank also Ruby for us for arranging our domestic flights. The two of you did a very good job in coordinating/planning everything.

    For sure I will use you again in our next trip which will be in September. We would like to go to St. Petersburg, Malta and Sicily.

    Again, thank you!

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