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"This was our 3rd vacation with Kensington & was truly fantastic, probably the best to date. The balance of adventures & activities in New Zealand and a restful couple of days in Bora Bora was just right." Iain Campbell, 2012
From cuddling with koalas to pearl farms, Middle Earth, island hopping by helicopter & dining with kangaroos, we’ve got it!
It's no secret that the farther you get away from civilization, the better it is for stargazing. While rural towns may seem like your best bet for a starry night, they pale in comparison to the night sky above Ayers Rock. A staple of many tours of Australia, this famous formation in the Northern Territory is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to look at the heavens.
The large sandstone formation, which is located in Ulu?u-Kata Tju?a National Park, is perfectly suited to a night underneath the stars. The park is situated about as far from civilization as you can imagine - landing almost exactly in the center of Australia.
With the glare of city lights removed, you can see some of the best constellations in the sky above The Land Down Under. Of course, they change throughout the year, but during Australia's summer the famous formation known as Orion dominates the night sky. Other easily-recognizable constellations above Ayers Rock include Libra, Scorpio and the Southern Cross.
Even the most casual astronomers can see the appeal of viewing the stars through an unfiltered lens, so it's no surprise that Ayers Rock attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
(Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Christchurch)
Value tour combining the highlights on both of New Zealand's Islands. Visit cosmopolitan Auckland and the cultural heartland of the country, Rotorua - then fly South and take in Queenstown, an alpine resort town set amidst towering mountains and serene lakes. Take in the breathtaking scenery of Franz Josef Glacier and continue by train to finish in Christchurch.
(Sydney, Ayers Rock, Cairns)
A lone didgeridoo echoes across the endless desert landscape as the setting sun illuminates the rich red landscape of Australia’s outback heart. This itinerary includes Australia's true highlights, from the red earth of Ayers Rock to the Great Barrier Reef.
(Waiheke Island, Rotorua, Queenstown)
If you need an adrenaline rush, New Zealand’s natural theme park is for you. See New Zealand from the tops of volcanoes, through the caves of Dart River, while free falling from 12,000ft, or from the top of the original bungee bridge before you make the plunge. Spend the bulk of your time in The 'Adventure Capital of the World' and it is a reputation well earned. Queenstown is the home of adventure in New Zealand, and this tour includes it all. From black water rafting to challenging hikes, bike rides and bungee jumps it has something for anyone seeking adventure.
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