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Aircruise Downunder 2016/17 with Aussie World Travel
Special to Sun Life Magazine – April 2016
Written by Phil Kennedy of Aussie World Travel
Short on time, long on choreographed vacation desires? I want to see it all! Come fly with me, let's do it while we can and because we can…… This month I will take you on not one, but two, of my amazing “bucket list” journeys. Let's first look at The Great Australian Aircruise, because after all “there's nothing like Australia”, right! From the iconic city to the majestic outback, bathing you in adventure & luxury, aquatic wonderlands & amazing cuisine.

The original Great Australian Aircruise combines the best of outback Australia with a taste of the tropics. From the remote majesty of Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) to the wetland splendor of Kakadu National Park, this is a journey of a lifetime.

Aircruise to the quintessential Aussie outback locations of Longreach, Katherine, Kakadu, the Kimberley, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Uluru (Ayers Rock), Alice Springs and Birdsville. Aerial views of the stunning MacDonnell Ranges and the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago will amaze. The Great Australian Aircruise is a unique experience that showcases the history, landscapes and backbone of Australia. Let the map & pictures tell but a part of my story.

Then we have the “Icons of New Zealand Aircruise”, a beautiful discovery of all the diverse landscapes and timeless natural beauty New Zealand has to offer. New Zealand is home to a vastly different variety of landscapes, from the snowcapped peaks of Mount Cook and the Alps, to the towering geysers of Rotorua and the pristine wilderness of Fiordland NP. Staying at luxurious and perfectly located accommodation throughout, the Icons of New Zealand Aircruise is a unique opportunity not to be missed. After all NZ is definitely ‘100% PURE” in every facet of your adventure.
Yes, it's time to fly……………………….
So what's on your travel bucket list for 2016-17?
Special to Sun Life Magazine – March 2016
By Phil Kennedy / Aussie World Travel
I am so glad you asked!

ON a recent trip to Western Australia's North West Kimberley region I was so close to my Aquatic Northwest Dream – yet I will undoubtedly return for my “trip of a lifetime,” yes, the Bucket List Experience!” You see, I was in Broome for a few glorious days on a travel mission to learn. And I discovered that this exotic multinational town with its captivating & romantic pearling history is the gateway to MY BUCKET LIST adventure.

First, I must paint you a picture of amazing beauty (not that I can do this justice). Yes, there are some places left on mother earth that are larger than life, The Kimberley is one such place. One of the world's last great wilderness areas covers an astonishing 423,000 square kilometers (more than 163,000 square miles), a rough & rugged, but breathtakingly beautiful place of jagged mountain ranges, spectacular waterfalls, serene billabongs, ancient rock art galleries & wild uninhabited places.

The Kimberley is best accessed through one of:
  1. The Aerial Highway: A network of outback airstrips – provides you access to many of the region's remote & awe-inspiring natural attractions & accommodation
  2. A combination of unforgettable cruising & Kimberley land touring
  3. Wilderness Lodges for the self-drive enthusiast with lots of time to explore
  4. We come now to my BUCKET LIST – luxury TRUE NORTH Adventure Cruising!

It was while I was in Broome riding “Mission”, my mount for this glorious sunset Cable Beach Camel ride, when I determined to return one day & head into the wilderness via the unimaginable beauty of these turquoise waters for yet another “Mission”. This Mission, an adventure we will call TRUE NORTH, a purpose built small cruiser limited to 36 guests & an Aussie crew of 20 unique chaperones. Designed to cruise into the inner reaches of the wilderness gorges. They promise me an activity based – no extended periods at sea – scenic walks in the wilderness – fishing – snorkeling – diving – heli flights – picnics & cultural events, that is “as you wish Sir, Anchors aweigh”.

Carrying 6 expedition boats – no one misses out. TRUE NORTH is undoubtedly TRUE LUXURY – TRUE AQUATIC EXPERIENCES – TRUE FARE.

Really, there is nothing like TRUE NORTH'S Australia!

“Are you ready to set your sails with me into the very heart of TRUE wilderness”?

So what's on your bucket list now?
Millions of years to create Your window to explore ….
Special to Sun Life Magazine – January 2016
by: Phil Kennedy / Aussie World Travel
There it was, a thousand year old Hoop Pine guarding in a sense the world heritage rain forests. Volcanic plateaus forged by time, brimming with wildlife that flourished here long before they were named.

It was just after a late summer's afternoon storm, the mist was rising from the mountains cleansed once more and giving way to rolling green hills, cattle grazing, a mob of kangaroos competing for the pasture, a flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos dancing in the last light of day. However it was the distant thunder of a waterfall that drew my attention away.

A short walk through the forest unveiled a ribbon of spray, the falls were in her glory. Wow, we had the entire place to ourselves; we lingered until the last of the sunsets rays diminished beyond what little remained of the storm clouds.

The twilight glow was rapidly fading and we stuck around for millions of stars to light the night sky above. The Southern Cross quickly became evident, as did the “milky way”. We dreamed of far away planets and the miracle of life, creation, all such beyond our comprehension.

How blessed we are to have the opportunity “in the moment” to melt into this environment, this beautiful place seemingly created just for us. How we need to protect, to appreciate, to ensure this place of majestic beauty is preserved for all generations after us.

Phil invites you, to fulfill your dreams, through the “lens of his homelands,” if it's a walk on the plush side or a stroll in the wilderness, if it's just a week or just a month or two, the Islands of the South Pacific, or the great southlands of Australia and New Zealand are open for business. Some of the friendliest people of our world welcome you. Some of the last remaining pristine environments of our world await you.

Hop in to 2016 with some great choreographed touring Contributed by Phil Kennedy/ personalized tour choreographer of Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Islands along with the great African Safari.