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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!
Lee Abbamonte, 34, has visited every single country in the world - earning distinction as the youngest American to do so in the process - and in a recent report for Conde Nast Traveler, the frequent flier said that Australia's Lord Howe Island "is quite possibly the most perfect place in the world."
This crescent-moon archipelago is located in the Tasman Sea, about a quarter of the way between Brisbane and Auckland, New Zealand, and features unspoilt beaches and towering mountains that are covered in green vegetation throughout the year. If that's not enough, the lucky few who live on the island are some of the nicest people in the world, according to Abbamonte, and why not? They're living in paradise.
During Australia tours, you'll undoubtedly fill your itinerary with close encounters with sea creatures in the Great Barrier Reef and adorable critters like koalas at any number of petting zoos, but if you want to really experience the Land Down Under, you can take a short flight from Sydney or Brisbane, or even sail on a private yacht, and lose yourself completely.
(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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