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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!
Besides having an incredible landscape that some of the planet's rarest creatures call home, the Australian island of Tasmania is making a mark on the culinary scene of the Land Down Under. The rich soil and fertile waters surrounding the island are brimming with edible options, from organic produce like stone fruits, truffles and berries to caviar and freshly caught snapper, and foodies on a tour of Australia simply won't want to miss their opportunity to try out Tasmania's blossoming cuisine.
Life on Tasmania is unlike anywhere else, and in a recent interview with Travel and Leisure, Graeme Phillips, author of "A Guide to Tasting Tasmania," attempted to explain how the food culture has evolved on the island.
"You want to know what Tasmania is?" said Phillips. "Five of us get together every year. We bring no food. We catch everything as we go. Crayfish as big as my arms, scallops and crab. And just fifteen minutes up the river from here. That's Tasmania."
If you're thinking about flying or boating over to Tasmania for a culinary adventure during Australia tours, head to the Stillwater River Cafe, where an ever-evolving menu will tickle your tastebuds with dishes like grass-fed prime rib-eye fillet and sea urchin roe.
(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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