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Family tours down under
At Kumuka we believe your adventures shouldn’t stop when you start a family – so try one of these new itineraries.
DOLPHINS, KOALAS AND ISLANDS CAMELS, OPALS AND AYERS ROCK VOLCANOES, MUD POOLS AND GLACIERS, FIORDS AND
■ Ferry trip to Moreton Island, an island ■ Camel safari through the spectacular GLOW-WORMS WILDERNESS
wilderness with sparkling clear water and Flinders Mountain Range. ■ Boat trip to the dormant volcano on ■ Feel your body tingle with cold at the
white sandy beaches ■ An introduction to fascinating ancient the island of Rangitoto where a tractor- Antarctic Centre, where you can explore a
■ Hand-feed bottlenose dolphins, aboriginal art. drawn train takes you to the top. snow cave and slide down an ice slope.
explore the sand dunes, lagoons and ■ Visit the rocket and satellite launching ■ Watch penguins and giant stingrays ■ Try your luck gold-panning at
creeks, swim, snorkel and fi sh. town of Woomera. at Auckland’s Underwater World and Shantytown, a fabulous reconstruction of
■ Visit a Koala sanctuary, where ■ Tour opal mines and stay in an Antarctic Encounter. a 1860s West Coast settlement.
koalas can be cuddled and kangaroos underground motel. ■ Try your luck panning for gold on the ■ Hand-feed a giraffe at Christchurch’s
hand-fed. ■ Watch Ayers Rock change colour at Coromandel Peninsula wildlife park.
■ Farm stay where you can ride horses sunset and again at sunrise – moments ■ Marvel at the boiling mud pools and ■ Walk on ice at the Franz Josef Glacier.
and milk the cows. not to be rushed. swirling clouds of steam at Hell’s Gate. If your party are all more than eight years
■ Learn to throw a boomerang – and ■ Hike the gorges and valleys of Kings ■ Visit the fun park in the mountains old then fl y over the glacier in a helicopter.
catch it too. If you’re brave enough you Canyon. high above the town of Rotorua. ■ Train trips, boat cruises and glass-
could also get lessons in cracking a whip. WHAT’S THE DEAL? ■ Dig your own hot water pool on one topped coach drives through the
■ Walk through a parrot-fi lled rainforest. ■ Seven-day trip starting in Adelaide, of the seven beautiful beaches near spectacular scenery of South Island.
WHAT’S THE DEAL? the capital of South Australia. Whitianga. ■ A sunrise kayak trip on Milford Sound.
■ Seven-day adventure in and around ■ Activities to excite everyone aged fi ve ■ A boat trip through the Waitomo ■ Be taught to dance by a Maori hunter.
Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city. and over. Caves to a glow-worm grotto – a magical WHAT’S THE DEAL?
■ The trip’s suitable for anyone from ■ Your tour ends in Alice Springs, home journey into a starry wonderland. ■ An 11-day tour of New Zealand’s South
the age of fi ve with an average level of to the Camel Cup and the Royal Flying WHAT’S THE DEAL? Island with its glacial mountains,
fi tness and mobility. Doctors. ■ A 10-day tour of New Zealand’s North deserted beaches and crystal clear lakes.
■ Maximum group size is 16 ■ Maximum group size is 16. Island designed especially for families. ■ The tour starts and ends in
WHAT’S INCLUDED? WHAT’S INCLUDED? ■ The trip starts and fi nishes in the Christchurch – the starting point of
■ Six nights accommodation including ■ All activities and entrance fees waterside city of Auckland – a city many Antarctic expeditions.
two farm stays, breakfast, two lunches including the camel safari and National where more people own boats than WHAT’S INCLUDED?
and two dinners. Park fees. anywhere else in the world. ■ All activities listed above except for
■ All activities listed above. ■ Six breakfasts, a lunch and three WHAT’S INCLUDED? the helicopter ride. Other optional extras
■ Your tour guide and driver. dinners. ■ All activities listed above. include bungee-jumping (for over 10s),
■ Airport transfers. ■ Your tour guide and driver. ■ All accommodation – including one white water rafting, hang-gliding and jet
night farm stay. boating down canyons.
■ A lunch, a breakfast and two dinners. ■ All accommodation including a
FAQS SRI LANKA
adults alike (see page 29 of our Family ■ A tour guide with in-depth farm-stay in Canterbury. One breakfast
Adventures brochure). It includes visiting knowledge of the area’s wildlife and and two dinners.
Sri Lanka was badly hit by the an elephant orphanage, an elephant ride culture. ■ Your tour guide and driver.
2004 tsunami. Is it OK to visit and then a safari to see the animals in
now? Most hotels have reopened and the wild; traditional Sri Lankan dancers
offer even better facilities than before, and even some fi rewalkers. The trip ends and even a basic curry will have an exotic Sri Lankan attitudes to informal
but tourism numbers are still recovering. on the palm-fringed beaches of Bentota blend of coconut milk, green chillies and European styles of dress are generally
By simply visiting Sri Lanka you are where there is a host of water sports for aromatic spices. Look out for other dishes relaxed. However, you should be
helping to keep the tourism industry the kids to enjoy while you relax on the like Hoppers – a cross between a muffi n particularly considerate when
alive and in turn putting food on the idyllic white sands. and a crumpet with a wafer-crisp edge, visiting religious sites. Do not enter a
table for many of the locals.
I have two children aged fi ve Q
All I know about Sri Lankan served with a fresh egg soft-baked on Buddhist temple wearing headgear
cuisine is that I can expect a top – and Jaggery, a fudge made from or with bare legs or shoulders and
and eleven years old. Is there decent cup of tea and a good curry. the crystallised sap of the kitul palm. always remove your shoes. You
anything in Sri Lanka that will Are there any other specialities?
interest them? We have a whole tour You’re right about the tea and curries – Q
I don’t want to inadvertently should avoid posing for photographs
cause offence by the way I dress standing in front of a statue of
designed to excite both children and the tea is said to be the best in the world, or act, can you give me some tips? Buddha.
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