Kensington Tours Launches New Australia Itineraries

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Kensington Tours has launched new itineraries in Australia, with a focus on bucket-list experiences for guests. Designed with a wide range of travelers in mind, this collection of itineraries highlights Australia’s natural wonders while providing new ways to experience them.

Here’s a look at some of the new itineraries:

Australia’s Lodges in Luxury

Guests begin their 12-day journey in Melbourne, a cultural hub of Australia’s south coast. On a privately guided tour of the city, guests will take in street art and view city landmarks before boarding a private cruise on the Yarra River. Guests can then sample hand-picked local wines on a series of tastings in Yarra Valley before heading into Northern Territory to explore the desert, where they will learn about the spiritual significance of Uluru and hike the landscapes of the Walpa Gorge. For an oceanside break, guests will head to the coast of Northern Queensland to snorkel over the corals of the Great Barrier Reef. The tour will end in Sydney, where guests will be accompanied by a guide on a private city tour before sailing the Sydney Harbor with a private chef and mixologist onboard.

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Australia: Wine, Wildlife and Culture

Starting in Melbourne, guests will have two days of free exploration to take in the city before embarking on their 14-day excursion. On day three, guests will meet a private guide to travel along the Great Ocean Road before boarding a private helicopter for a bird’s eye view of the coastline. Guests will then transfer to Adelaide, where they will learn the history of Australia’s "convict society" on an evening tour of the city and discover local eateries. While in Adelaide, guests will visit the hills of Barossa Valley and sample local Australian wines before heading on a gourmet tour in Adelaide Hills. Next, guests will fly over to Kangaroo Island, where they can search for Australian wildlife with a local guide. Finally, guests will be introduced to the Aboriginal way of life on a tailor-made excursion in Sydney, where they will be accompanied by a local Aboriginal guide who will teach them the ancient history of the bush before heading to the city’s hidden art galleries.

Western Australia In-Depth

This 13-day adventure begins in Perth, the capital of Western Australia, where guests will be introduced to the city’s history over a few drinks in Northbridge. Next, guests will embark on a series of outdoor adventures. First, guests will travel to the Rottnest Island on a full-day guided tour filled with cultural heritage, diverse wildlife and views of the Indian Ocean from the West End lookout. From Perth, the trip heads north to the Ningaloo Coast. Here, guests will have the chance to swim with whale sharks, the largest fish species in the world, before continuing their adventure in Fremantle. In Fremantle, guests will step inside an authentic World War II submarine in the company of a former military service member. The tour ends with a visit to the wine region of Margaret River for behind-the-scenes visits to local wineries and dining experiences.

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