Kuoni highlights unique experiences and new touring routes in latest Discover Australia & New Zealand collection
Kuoni’s latest Discover Australia and New Zealand brochure has a range of suggested itineraries including multi-centre holidays and self-drive road trips, which have been expertly curated to highlight the best things to do, see and experience.
Bookings to Australia through Kuoni are up by 29% for 2020, with the ease of the non-stop Qantas flight from London to Perth having a positive impact on the destination’s tourism.
The latest collection has a strong focus on experiences which are unique to the destination such as Bruce Monro’s stunning Field of Light at Uluru and crossing the outback on a luxury train, as well as promoting sustainability in resorts.
Tom Waite, Product Manager – Discover said: “The latest revamped brochure is filled with inspiration and ideas for our customers, including a host of unique experiences and some of the best and most innovative product you’ll find anywhere in the world. We have included our favourite things to do with signposts to suggested itineraries and tried and tested routes from our experts. It is also a great conversation tool for travel agents, making it easier to tailor the itineraries to suit each customer.”
As part of Kuoni’s investment in staff knowledge and expertise, there will be a dedicated Australia Fam trip for Personal Travel Experts at the end of November, followed by an Australia Expert Training Day held on 03 December.
Luxury lodges, glamping and unique experiences in Australia
Created by Tourism Australia, Luxury Lodges of the World is a collection of independently owned and operated luxury lodges, a number of which are featured in the brochure. From outback glamour at Longitude 131 with uninterrupted views of Uluru to the adults-only hideaway, Qualia on Hamilton Island with elegant hillside pavilions.
Themes such as wildlife, luxury lodges, wine regions and urban cities are brought to life throughout with inspirational imagery and expert recommendations.
Following on from BBC Two’s Great Australian Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo, Kuoni has added a suggested route from Darwin to experience The Ghan Expedition with the option to add-on a stay at Kangaroo Island.
There is also focus on glamping, with a number of eco-friendly camps promoting sustainability such as Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. The remote bush camp provides individual solar lanterns to guide guests back to their tents at night as well as monitoring water usage with an allowance of 20-litres of water a day per tent.
Unique cultural attractions and historical points of interest are also listed such as, Sydney Opera House, Port Arthur, National Anzac centre and for sports-lovers – there are tours of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Australian National Sports Museum.
Focus on touring routes in New Zealand
From walking on the wild side to discovering Maori culture, Kuoni has added a selection of suggested itineraries which showcase New Zealand’s active, authentic and spectacular experiences.
Kuoni’s New Zealand Splendour Self Drive includes the main highlights of the North and South Islands, including visits to the cosmopolitan capital, Wellington and the colourful crater lakes in Rotorua and stunning scenery within Fiordland National Park.
Best known as the world’s southernmost wine region, Central Otago, near Queenstown is a popular hotspot with cyclists offering self-guided e-bike tours around its picturesque vineyards – all easily accessible from Kuoni’s self-drive itineraries.
Additionally, Kuoni works closely with its partners, ATT Kings, THL Motorhomes and Journey Beyond to curate tailor-made itineraries.
The latest collection is out now and can be found in Kuoni’s Discover Australia and New Zealand brochure and online at www.kuoni.co.uk/brochures