14 days from $12,698 per person*
  • Discover the wonders of New Zealand’s South Island.
  • Visit Sydney’s iconic Opera House and explore the city from the passenger seat of a vintage car.
  • Walk the UNESCO-protected wetlands of Daintree National Park, then explore the Great Barrier Reef by helicopter and catamaran.
  • Learn about Uluru (Ayers Rock) and its significance to Aboriginal Australian culture.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of luxury accommodations.
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The Great Outdoors are at their greatest way down south. This fascinating romp across New Zealand and Australia connects travelers to sparkling cities and all-natural marvels alike, from Sydney’s majestic Opera House to the grand mountainscapes of the Routeburn Track, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and many other incredible stops.

We begin in Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island with a visit to Waiheke Island, locally known as the "Island of Wine." Later in Queenstown, the self-proclaimed “Adventure Capital of the World” and birthplace of bungee-jumping, you’ll get the chance to traverse the famous Routeburn Track on a full-day guided walk from Lake Wakatipu through a gorgeous valley of towering beech trees and snow-capped peaks to Routeburn Falls, one of the island’s most picturesque spots.

A flight across the Tasman Sea brings you to your next stop: Sydney. Here, a private guide, driver, and vintage 1964 Holden sedan will treat you to a tour of The Rocks, a stylish inner-city enclave, before hitting three of Sydney’s stunning beaches – Bronte, Tamarama, and Bondi – and Sydney Harbour National Park. Later, visit the Sydney Opera House where, with the help of a private guide, you’ll be treated to an intimate portrait of the architectural marvel’s difficult birth and eventual status as a beloved local landmark. Elsewhere, a private tour will give you the chance to meet kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and other creatures at Featherdale Wildlife Park before heading out to explore Blue Mountains National Park, home of Kings Tableland, Wentworth Falls, and the famous Three Sisters rock formation. ... Show More »

Kata Tjuta and Uluru (Ayers Rock), the remarkable tor formations of Australia’s Red Center, have long served as spiritual touchstones of Aboriginal culture. Once you see them in person, they’ll do the same for you; after a sunset orientation tour at your luxurious tented camp, you’ll head into the Walpa Gorge on a full-day tour of these geological marvels while learning about their significance through a captivating blend of Aboriginal folktales and historical accounts.

From the Red Center, the journey moves north to the edge of the Coral Sea and Port Douglas, where two UNESCO-protected wonders – Queensland’s Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef – meet. You’ll get introduced to the former at Daintree National Park, courtesy of a storytelling tour led by an expert guide that will teach you about the area’s distinct ecosystems, learn about traditional Aboriginal hunting practices, and see how the locals live off of the land. Later, see the sprawling Great Barrier Reef from the deck of a catamaran from which you’ll be able to swim and snorkel in this massive living coral complex.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Auckland
    Auckland
    • New Zealand - Welcome Package
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Auckland City Highlights (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 2 Auckland to Waiheke Island
    Auckland to Waiheke Island
    • Ferry - Auckland - Waiheke Island [40 mins] - Fullers Ferry
    • Private Tour - Wine Tour (7 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Ferry - Waiheke Island - Auckland [40 mins] - Fullers Ferry
  • Day 3 Auckland to Queenstown
    Auckland to Queenstown
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Auckland - Queenstown [2 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 4 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Milford Sound Cruise & Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing (4 hrs) - Flight/Cruise
    • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Day 5 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Private Tour - Routeburn Track Guided Walk (with Lunch, 9 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 6 Queenstown to Sydney
    Queenstown to Sydney
    • Shared Tour - Shotover Jetboat Ride (1.5 hrs) - Jet Boat/Driver
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Queenstown - Sydney [3.5 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - International Airport Pick Up with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver/City Hotels
    • Australia - Welcome Package
  • Day 7 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Sydney Detour in a Holden (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Private Tour - Sydney Opera House (1 hr) - Guide
  • Day 8 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Tour - The Best of the Blue Mountains (with Lunch, 9-10 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 9 Sydney to Ayers Rock
    Sydney to Ayers Rock
    • Private Transfer - City to Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Sydney - Ayers Rock [Separate Purchase] -
    • Transfer - Airport - Longitude 131 - Shuttle/Driver
    • Longitude 131 - Arrival Tour Program
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Ayers Rock
    Ayers Rock
    • Longitude 131 - Walpa Gorge Tour
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 Ayers Rock to Cairns to Port Douglas
    Ayers Rock to Cairns to Port Douglas
    • Transfer - Airport - Longitude 131 - Shuttle/Driver
    • Air - Ayers Rock - Cairns [Separate Purchase] -
    • Private Transfer - Cairns - Port Douglas [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 12 Port Douglas
    Port Douglas
    • Shared Tour - Calypso Reef Cruise (with Snorkeling & Lunch, 8 hrs) - Coach/Cruise
  • Day 13 Cairns to Port Douglas
    Cairns to Port Douglas
    • Private Tour - Daintree and Cape Tribulation Wanderer (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 14 Port Douglas
    Port Douglas
    • Private Transfer - Port Douglas - Cairns [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Auckland

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. 

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

On this half day sightseeing tour of Auckland, experience the very best of the City of Sails; spectacular ocean vistas, dramatic volcanic landscapes, lush green parkland, iconic landmarks, tranquil harbor-side bays and a historic picturesque marine village. Highlights throughout the tour abound, including Mount Eden - Auckland’s most famous volcano - Auckland Domain and the Auckland Museum, one of the city’s architectural icons. You’ll also drive through the suburb of Parnell, restored in old colonial fashion and featuring a range of striking mansions, then drive along the waterfront of Tamaki Drive with its gorgeous beaches that stretch across the Auckland shoreline. Snap a few keepsake photos over the dramatic Hauraki Gulf and the mystical island volcano, Rangitoto before crossing Harbour Bridge to span its sparkling blue waters dotted with white sails. In Devonport, the charming old North Shore marine village nestled in the shadow of historic Mount Victoria has great cafes and boutiques, making it an excellent finale for the day. After time to enjoy the village, you will be returned to your accommodation in Auckland.

Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (5*)

Experience life on the waterfront at a 5-star Auckland hotel, blending Sofitel’s French chic and the pure beauty of New Zealand’s capital city. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour welcomes guests with a heartfelt Bonjour! The stylish Auckland luxury hotel places guests in the heart of Auckland Central between the upscale Viaduct Harbour lifestyle development and the attractions of the new Wynyard Quarter. Its understated elegance overlooks the shimmering Waitemata Harbour. Each luxuriously 172 spacious room and 4 suite features a private balcony floor-to-ceiling windows and 5-star indulgences from the unparalleled comfort of the Sofitel MyBed to marble bathrooms with both a rain shower and deep soaking tub.

New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Auckland
Auckland
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Auckland Coastal Piha Beach
Auckland Coastal Piha Beach

Day 2: Auckland - Waiheke Island

Travel with Fullers Ferry to Waiheke Island. It's 92 square kilometers of sandy beaches, vineyards, native bush settings pristine coastline, olive groves and laid back seaside villages' only 40 minutes cruise from downtown Auckland. There is so much to see, do and explore, try sea kayaking, mountain biking or take a scenic coastal walk.

On this tour, visit up to four vineyards or have one replaced with an olive oil tasting or a visit to a local artist’s studio. On Waiheke Island, which also known as New Zealand’s Island of Wine, discover an abundance of impressive vineyards. Wineries on your tour may include Obsidian, which is a boutique winery established in 1993 with the single objective of producing a great Bordeaux-style red. They now make ten varietal wines, including several award winners. Their flagship wine is a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Another fantastic option is Kennedy Point, which produces Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Chardonnay and Rosé wines. The winery’s Syrah recently won the International Syrah Trophy, the New Zealand Syrah Trophy, the New Zealand Red Wine Trophy and the Auckland Syrah Trophy at the International Wine Challenge. You may also want to taste manuka and pohutukawa honey, estate grown olive oil, and New Zealand avocado oil, all of which are locally produced; on this privately guided tour, the option is yours.

Take the ferry to travel from Waiheke Island to Auckland Downtown.

Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (5*)
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Waiheke Island Vineyard
Waiheke Island Vineyard
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Day 3: Auckland - Queenstown

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

Board a flight in Auckland with service to Queenstown. Approximate flight duration is two hours. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

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

Accommodation: Eichardt’s Private Hotel (5*)

Eichardt’s Private Hotel is a Queenstown icon, providing fine accommodation in seven luxurious Lake View Suites, four comfortably appointed Lakefront Apartments, The Residence and The Penthouse, all situated on premium lakefront positions in the heart of Queenstown. Eichardt’s is a significant local landmark, and is listed as a Category Two historic place by the Historic Places Trust. For guests seeking to explore Queenstown while enjoying the utmost in luxury accommodations, Eichardt’s the ultimate option.

Day 4: Queenstown

Today you will explore Milford Sounds stunning fiord from the air and on the water. Upon landing in Milford, join an unforgettable cruise, past sheer cliffs, gushing waterfalls and perhaps even spot dolphins, seals and penguins. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular rivers, valleys and mountains with blue-green ice falls, and land upon Mount Tutoko glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park. The trip takes approximately four hours and has a maximum group size of six guests.

This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Eichardt’s Private Hotel (5*)
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Milford Sound
Milford Sound

Day 5: Queenstown

This full day walk in the ancient beech forest of the Mount Aspiring National Park starts 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 splendor of the world-famous Routeburn Track. Your walk begins among towering ancient beech forest, climbing gradually through blankets of forest moss and fern and skirting the thundering Routeburn through the gorge it has carved over the millennia. 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. The flats is a pristine sites for us to enjoy a well-earned lunch, as is the next stop, Routeburn Falls, a short stride through more alpine forest. You and your guide will decide which point suits you best.

Accommodation: Eichardt’s Private Hotel (5*)
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Routeburn Track
Routeburn Track
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Queenstown
Queenstown

Day 6: Queenstown - Sydney

Prepare yourself for the thrill and excitement of the ultimate jet boating experience with the world famous Shotover Jet; it's a unique, breathtaking white water ride and an adrenaline rush you'll never forget! From the moment the accelerator hits the floor your adrenaline hits the roof as you speed in mere inches of water along the famous Shotover River and deep into the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. As the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts your 'Big Red' Jet Boat through the paces and skillfully whips it past rocky outcrops, skims around crags and boulders, and speeds through the dramatic and narrow canyons. Rock faces blur in your peripheral vision and the water sprays into white water crystals with every turn as you speed in your state of the vessel at up to 52 miles per hour over water as shallow as four inches deep. Make sure to hold on tight when your driver makes the signal that you are about experience the thrills of trademark 360° spins. You'll grip the hand rail for comfort and reassurance as your Jet Boat spins fully around within its own boat length and, without losing momentum, keeps speeding along the river.

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

Board a flight in Queenstown with service to Sydney. Approximate flight duration is three hours and 20 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

For your comfort, an assistant will be waiting for you outside of Customs holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will assist you in meeting your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation in Sydney to assist with check-in. 

A welcome package with a detailed itinerary, supplier contact list, various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon arrival at the first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5*)

Be swept away by the beauty of the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House, Sydney’s crown jewels, from the doorstep of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. The Four Seasons is impressively situated overlooking Sydney Darling Harbor in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centers. All rooms feature a refrigerated private bar, down pillows, thick terry bathrobes, and complimentary coffee and tea making facilities. A luxurious day spa features exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments, and with three dining options as well as an outdoor pool, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a getaway of its own. 

New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Shotover Jetboat Ride
Shotover Jetboat Ride
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sydney
Sydney

Day 7: Sydney

Your adventure begins with a greeting from your local tour guide, who will be arriving in a vintage 1964 Holden - the most popular and iconic luxury car ever made in Australia. After a scenic drive around The Rocks – Sydney’s first borough – you will arrive at your first destination. With your guides insider knowledge, you will have the chance to discover a thriving inner-city enclave like a local, where Aboriginal murals and street art decorate laneways lined with coffee shops and turn-of-the-century terrace houses. Get ready for an education on everything from architecture to soaring house prices, local lifestyle and Aboriginal culture. As no trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to its iconic beaches you will be taken to a sprawling seaside cemetery, a site that provides breathtaking views of the ancient sandstone coastline. From there, you will be whisked off to three of Sydney’s most iconic beaches: Bronte, Tamarama, and world-famous Bondi. Ask your guide to wind down the windows so that you can breathe the fresh eucalyptus as you weave through the hills of Sydney's most exclusive suburbs’ in the midst of the Sydney Harbour National Park. Led down a secret street, you will emerge at your final destination: a remote beach with panoramic views of the harbor and city skyline. Here, you can choose to be left to your own devices, or be returned to your hotel.

Step inside the world’s most recognizable sails on this privately guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. A work of art and a marvel of engineering that came into existence against impossible odds, the Sydney Opera House has since become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world. Working with a new interactive audio-visual component where images are projected onto the fabric of the building, your guide will take you on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns. You’ll also have the chance to visit one of the major venues where live performance are conducted daily. Host to some 1,500 performances annually, spanning every genre imaginable, the Opera House welcomes audiences of approximately 1.5 million each year; today, discover this world-renowned building for yourself. Please note: Guests must make their own way to and from the Opera House. As well, access to individual theatres is subject to availability and may be limited due to performances, rehearsals or other events. 

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5*)
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sydney by Restored Holden
Sydney by Restored Holden
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

Day 8: Sydney

An authentic journey into the heart of a remarkable World Heritage Region of towering sandstone escarpments and temperate rainforests, see and experience the best of the Blue Mountains National Park area on this tailored, private adventure. After a hotel pick-up, you’ll drive through the historic Rocks precinct – Australia’s first European settlement – passing convict-built cottages and Australia’s first church before crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge. Following a short westbound drive, you’ll arrive at Featherdale Wildlife Park to get up-close with a range of native animals including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and wombats. Carrying onward, you’ll enter the Blue Mountains National Park, first stopping at a secluded clearing to enjoy morning tea. Roam the area in search of wild kangaroos and birdlife and then set off for magnificent Kings Tableland to bask in the incredible views overlooking the Jamison Valley. Break for lunch at a local café in the heart of the Blue Mountains, then track to Wentworth Falls, a beautiful waterfall found between Blue Mountains National Park and Kanangra-Boyd National Park. You will be guided down a well-worn path towards the falls, taking in excellent views along the way and learning about the geological conditions that spawned the Blue Mountains. Next you’ll hop into an awaiting vehicle and skirt around cliffs, driving towards the township of Katoomba. At Eagle Hawk lookout you will see the famous Three Sisters rock formation, marveling at the views of the Jamison Valley and then visit Narrowneck Plateau to enjoy a few more outstanding vantage points. Having discovered the essential highlights of the Blue Mountains, you’ll return to Sydney, arriving at your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5*)
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters

Day 9: Sydney - Ayers Rock

A private transfer from Sydney to the airport is provided.

Board a flight in Sydney with service to Ayers Rock. Approximate flight duration is three hours and 30 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

A shared airport transfer is provided by your Ayers Rock accommodation, Longitude 131.

At Longitude 131° guests take the road less traveled, sharing exclusive and authentic experiences with only a few others. Longitude 131° provides its exclusive guests a luxury wilderness experience like no other. After settling in, you will begin your outback foray with an informational session at the Dune House (at approximately 3:00 pm) before heading out to spend some time at the cultural center to learn about the spiritual significance of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. From here, travel to Uluru for a short walk into the stunning Kantju Gorge before heading back for some sunset refreshments as the marvelous Australian horizon fades under a starlit blanket. Return back to the beautiful Longitude 131° camp in the early evening (approximately 7:00 pm) for some pre-dinner drinks and canapés as the highly trained culinary team prepares a scrumptious private dinner to be served by the pool or on the Dune top.

Accommodation: Longitude 131° (5*)

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° - found atop an isolated sand dune bordering Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - offers complete immersion into the wilderness of the region. 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. 

 

New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hiking in the Kantju Gorge
Hiking in the Kantju Gorge
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ayers Rock
Ayers Rock

Day 10: Ayers Rock

Begin your morning of touring by departing Longitude 131° at approximately 6:00 am, traveling in the direction of Kata Tjuta; a series of large domed rock formations located 31 miles west of Uluru. Upon arrival, head out for a guided tour of the Walpa Gorge where the natural history of this postcard perfect location is explained in further detail. Listen to folktales and historical accounts of how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created this remarkably unique landscape. Return to the comforts of Longitude 131° at approximately 10:00 am and perhaps chat with your guide who will be available for further discussions regarding the days touring. Spend some time at leisure in the afternoon or participate in some of the many optional tours and activities (at an additional expense) in and around wonderful Ayers Rock which range from camel rides to motorcycle rides, helicopter tours over Uluru and Kata Tjuta and much more. For further information on optional excursions, please speak to your Destination Expert.

Accommodation: Longitude 131° (5*)
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Walpa Gorge
Walpa Gorge

Day 11: Ayers Rock - Cairns - Port Douglas

A shared airport transfer is provided by your Ayers Rock accommodation, Longitude 131.

Board a flight in Ayers Rock with service to Cairns. Approximate flight duration is two hours and 30 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately. 

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

Accommodation: Peppers Beach Club (5*)

Situated in one of North Queensland's most desired holiday destinations is Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas. This accommodation combines beautifully appointed rooms and suites, luxury facilities and easy access to the magical Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, making it the perfect holiday getaway. The resort's elegant open-air design, calming water features and lush tropical gardens create an amazingly relaxed and peaceful atmosphere reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa. Our Port Douglas accommodation is composed of Spa Suites and elegant one, two and three bedroom suites. Private plunge pools and terraces including lounge and barbeques are available with some rooms. Enjoy delectable, contemporary cuisine at the Sublime Bar & Grill which exudes a relaxed yet chic atmosphere with a beach style feel. Peppers Beach Club also features a serene lagoon pool with sun deck and spa, fitness center, and an exclusive spa for all your pampering needs.

New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Port Douglas
Port Douglas
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Peppers Beach Club
Peppers Beach Club

Day 12: Port Douglas

Explore the outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style. Departing daily from Port Douglas, custom designed vessels travel to both the Opal and Agincourt Reefs, each regarded as some of the most significant sites of this natural wonder. Visiting these spectacular reef sites in one day, you will see the beautiful diversity of marine life and coral gardens. Catering for apprehensive snorkelers to the avid diver, the ships crew will ensure a safe and memorable day for all. After setting sail and cruising to the reefs, enjoy a buffet lunch mid-day, listen to informative interpretive discussions, and set out to snorkel (scuba diving is not possibly on this cruise). Please note: An Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 must be paid on board.

Accommodation: Peppers Beach Club (5*)
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

Day 13: Cairns - Port Douglas

After being picked up from your accommodation by your private driver-guide, travel through rich farming areas toward the World Heritage Forest region of Daintree National Park. Step aboard your own personalized craft to cruise on the mirror-smooth waters of the Daintree River. Coast close to riverbanks and under the overhead canopy of the rainforest in search of rare and endemic species include the Ulysses butterfly, kingfishers, and pythons. Arriving on the northern side of the river, you'll enter the Daintree section of the Wet Tropics World Heritage protected rainforest. Enjoy a home-made morning tea underneath the rainforest canopy while your guide provides key insights into the local aboriginal culture of the area. The Wet Tropics is incredibly biodiverse, and this rugged land of mountains, gorges and rivers dazzles even the most seasoned and intrepid of travelers. Continuing along, your next stop is one of magical beaches that adorn the coastline of Cape Tribulation; here your guide will discuss the amazing wildlife and ecosystems unique to this part of the world and arrange lunch, which will consist of rainforest-inspired local produce. After lunch, you will get to see unusual, exotic fruit originating from all over the globe's tropical regions in an orchard that is also a host to beautiful species of tropical flowering plants, both native and introduced. One final treat for the day is the crossing on the Daintree River Ferry – the iconic vehicle punt which transfers you out of the rainforest and onto your homeward road, from where your driver-guide will return you to your hotel.

Accommodation: Peppers Beach Club (5*)
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Daintree National Park
Daintree National Park

Day 14: Port Douglas

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

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) ( )

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (5*): Auckland

Experience life on the waterfront at a 5-star Auckland hotel, blending Sofitel’s French chic and the pure beauty of New Zealand’s capital city. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour welcomes guests with a heartfelt Bonjour! The stylish Auckland luxury hotel places guests in the heart of Auckland Central between the upscale Viaduct Harbour lifestyle development and the attractions of the new Wynyard Quarter. Its understated elegance overlooks the shimmering Waitemata Harbour. Each luxuriously 172 spacious room and 4 suite features a private balcony floor-to-ceiling windows and 5-star indulgences from the unparalleled comfort of the Sofitel MyBed to marble bathrooms with both a rain shower and deep soaking tub.

New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Eichardt’s Private Hotel (5*): Queenstown

Eichardt’s Private Hotel is a Queenstown icon, providing fine accommodation in seven luxurious Lake View Suites, four comfortably appointed Lakefront Apartments, The Residence and The Penthouse, all situated on premium lakefront positions in the heart of Queenstown. Eichardt’s is a significant local landmark, and is listed as a Category Two historic place by the Historic Places Trust. For guests seeking to explore Queenstown while enjoying the utmost in luxury accommodations, Eichardt’s the ultimate option.

New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Eichardt’s Private Hotel
Eichardt’s Private Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5*): Sydney

Be swept away by the beauty of the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House, Sydney’s crown jewels, from the doorstep of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. The Four Seasons is impressively situated overlooking Sydney Darling Harbor in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centers. All rooms feature a refrigerated private bar, down pillows, thick terry bathrobes, and complimentary coffee and tea making facilities. A luxurious day spa features exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments, and with three dining options as well as an outdoor pool, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a getaway of its own. 

New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Seasons Sydney Guestroom
Four Seasons Sydney Guestroom
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Seasons Sydney - Lobby
Four Seasons Sydney - Lobby

Longitude 131° (5*) : Ayers Rock

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° - found atop an isolated sand dune bordering Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - offers complete immersion into the wilderness of the region. 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. 

 

New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Longitude 131°
Longitude 131°
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Luxury Tent
Luxury Tent

Peppers Beach Club (5*): Port Douglas

Situated in one of North Queensland's most desired holiday destinations is Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas. This accommodation combines beautifully appointed rooms and suites, luxury facilities and easy access to the magical Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, making it the perfect holiday getaway. The resort's elegant open-air design, calming water features and lush tropical gardens create an amazingly relaxed and peaceful atmosphere reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa. Our Port Douglas accommodation is composed of Spa Suites and elegant one, two and three bedroom suites. Private plunge pools and terraces including lounge and barbeques are available with some rooms. Enjoy delectable, contemporary cuisine at the Sublime Bar & Grill which exudes a relaxed yet chic atmosphere with a beach style feel. Peppers Beach Club also features a serene lagoon pool with sun deck and spa, fitness center, and an exclusive spa for all your pampering needs.

New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Peppers Beach Club
Peppers Beach Club
New Zealand & Australia Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lounge
Lounge

Depart (Int`l Airport) ( ): Global Location

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Jennifer U. — September 30, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    We had run into a snag on our trip. When we could not resolve this on our own we reached out to the after-hours contact at Kensington and between her and our original trip organizer, the issue was resolved for us promptly. It let us enjoy the rest of our trip without the stress of having to deal with the issue on our own. Peace of mind is priceless.

  • Ronald J. — August 13, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Ashwarya, my Destination Expert, was on top of everything and answered all my questions.

  • Joshua J. — July 24, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    I am always thrilled with Kensington and their experts.

  • Emily D. — June 22, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Renee, our Destination Expert, put together a great trip for our family. She listened to what our priorities were and designed a trip within our budget.

  • William H. — September 10, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Samantha created a great tour itinerary for us. It included all of the sights and activities that we truly wanted to see and do. We were impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of Samantha, our travel consultant. This was a trip of a lifetime and we want to thank Kensington Tours for making it happen!

  • Linda R. — January 06, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    This was a great way to travel, not having to worry about how to get from place to place and decide from day to day on sites to see.

  • Frances Y. — January 12, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Every detail of our trip was meticulously planned out to include the sights we wanted to see, and the additional excursions added to our itinerary made the entire two weeks a vacation we will never forget. From our arrival in Sydney where we met by the wonderful Lyn Redfern at the airport, all of our accommodation and travel arrangements exceeded our expectations. We were impressed by the professional and friendly individuals we met at every turn, including the drivers, hotel staffs and tour guides. They all contributed to the remarkable time we experienced in both countries.

  • James R. — November 29, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    This was our first tour with Kensington and by all counts it was excellent! Everything was very well planned and organized. Accommodations were world class and the tour operators, drivers, etc. were top shelf and very experienced.

  • Dan D. — September 26, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Everything went as planned. The accommodations were great, the tours were better than expected, and the transfers were excellent.

  • Bruce L. — January 05, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Everything was absolutely perfect. Planning and trip ideas beforehand we're awesome. Every hotel, every tour, every tour guide could not have been better. Absolutely the trip of a lifetime and I saw penguins in Akaroa Harbor. New Zealand and it's people are wonderful!

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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