Save up to $400 pp on Kensington’s Oz Explorer package complete with Round Trip Air from Air New Zealand.*
"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!
While Australia is known for the Great Barrier Reef - the only UNESCO World Heritage Site visible from outer space - there are countless other things to do in the area, including swimming with whales. This activity is illegal in most countries, so if you're on a tour of Australia, you should take full advantage of this rare opportunity.
At Cod Hole, located on the northern end of the reef, you can get under the waves and witness numerous varieties of human-sized fish, including the potato cod, which can reach upwards of 250 pounds in adulthood. Native to Australia, these beastly fish are surprisingly docile and curious whenever divers come into their aquatic homes.
For the main attraction, divers can jump into the deeper end of Cod Hole, where they may be lucky enough to have a close encounter with dwarf minke whales, which travel by the hundreds from the south from June to August. These beautiful and majestic mammals have a bird-like beak and smooth skin, and much like the humpback whale, are extremely kind creatures.
(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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