Prince William & Kate Middleton: Gearing Up for Australia/New Zealand Tour

Posted Tuesday March 4, 2014 1:53 PM GMT

They love to travel to far-off places, and Kate Middleton and Prince William will fulfill their royal duties in Australia and New Zealand next month.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will bring their son Prince George along for the jaunt and are scheduled to sail against each other on April 11th at Auckland harbor.

Miguel Head, William’s private secretary told press, "They are a little competitive and we expect this to be very enjoyable."

Also on the agenda is a trip to visit the Uluru sandstone formation in the Australian Outback. Head added, “It's something [Kate has] always wanted to do. She's very excited."

"The breadth of, and variety of, things they're going to be seeing and the people they're going to be meeting makes her very enthusiastic about the visit. Both of them are very outdoorsy, sporty people."

"There's no hiding the enthusiasm for this visit by both the Duke and the Duchess. The Duke, because he has been before, and the Duchess because she has never been to either country but has wanted to do so for as long as she can remember."

Photo Credit: Getty Images