The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

PRINCESS Cruises has re­freshed its cel­lars with a range of new Aus­tralian wines on its lo­cal ships, Sun Princess, Dawn Princess and Sea Princess; the mix in­cludes the cruise line’s first verdelho (from Hope Es­tate in the NSW Hunter Val­ley) and a pre­mium caber­net sau­vi­gnon (from D’Aren­berg in South Australia’s McLaren Vale) • The first Bear Grylls Sur­vival Academy in Australia has been launched amid un­tamed ter­rain at Glen­worth Val­ley in the NSW cen­tral coast hin­ter­land; 24-hour adult or fam­ily cour­ses are of­fered to learn “the ul­ti­mate in self-res­cue skills from the world’s most recog­nised face of sur­vival and out­door adventure” • Ac­tive Travel has new tex­tile-themed tours in June and July, one of 15 days to West Ti­mor and an­other of 18 days to Sri Lanka, both guided by ex­perts • Popular foodie Lyn­dey Mi­lan is host­ing a 20-day Europe tour for Trav­el­rite that in­cludes a 10-night cruise aboard Celebrity Re­flec­tion; de­parts Australia on Septem­ber 7 • On March 5, Imag­ine Cruises will launch the first overnight camp­ing tours to 114ha Broughton Is­land, 14km north­east of Port Stephens; guides in­clude a bi­ol­o­gist, pho­tog­ra­pher and nat­u­ral­ist, and the ex­pe­ri­ence is limited to 10 peo­ple, fully catered for at a com­fort­able camp­site.

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