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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

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Our vacations Bringing Australia & New Zealand to life Our famous vacations Come & share Australia & New Zealand with us Highlight experiences Indulge your tastebuds Travel in style Ways to save Facebook “f ” Logo

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Day Tours & Passes Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand 18 QCANA Outback Adventure 11/15 NUAD/NAAD Tastes of Southern Australia 11 ESMA East Coast Islands & Rainforest 10/13 QBC/QSC Inspiring Australia 13 IJFLY Outback Australia – The Colour of Red 5 CRUA/CRAU Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets 5 MNDD Tasmanian Harvest 7 HCLL The Long White Cloud 11/12/22 NZNI/NZSI/NZIJ Best of New Zealand 18 ZABC/ZCBA New Zealand Splendour 15 ZAAC/ZCCA Southern Spectacular 10 ZCQR/ZRQC Kia Ora New Zealand 17 LABC/LCBA New Zealand Marvel 14 LCCA/LAAC Southern Spotlight 9 LCQR/LRQC Pre & Post Accommodations  |  Booking Conditions How to book

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Bri n g i n g Austra l i a & New Zea la n d to l ife Our history

Our service

AAT Kings’ story began in 1912 when the Pyke family pioneered coach touring in Australia. Starting with selfdrive car hire in 7 seat vehicles in Sydney, we expanded to guided sightseeing tours. By the 1960s the company, known as AAT, had become Sydney’s largest tour operator. In the 1980s we teamed up with pioneering adventurer Bill King’s Northern Safaris, which led to the creation of what we know today as AAT Kings. We began operations in New Zealand in 1999. Connect to our history page: aatkings.com/history

At AAT Kings we pride ourselves on having the friendliest, happiest and most experienced Travel Directors and Driver Guides in Australia & New Zealand. You will hear fascinating stories and insights that will bring each destination you visit to life. We’ll provide advice, recommendations and directions and reveal ‘Hidden Gems’ you simply couldn’t experience if traveling on your own. Our number one goal, every day, is to share our love of travel and put a smile on your face.

And, of course, our destinations We have Australia & New Zealand covered, with a massive range of vacations and 26 comprehensive itineraries that take you to the heart of each destination. AAT Kings – Bringing Australia and New Zealand to life.

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Our famous vacations Whether you want luxury or adventure we’ve got something for you. Our brilliant vacation experiences offer stress-free travel, luxury air-conditioned vehicles and all the must-see highlights. And our friendly Travel Directors and Driver Guides will enhance your experience with stories, local knowledge and a sense of fun. On these pages you’ll find AAT Kings’ famous complete-package Guided Holidays and our small group luxury Inspiring Journeys.

Guided Holidays

Our fully-guided vacation experiences with definite departures We offer two standards of Guided Vacations to suit your budget. From 5 to 22 days, AAT Kings Guided Vacations fully explore each destination, so you can immerse yourself in its landscape, history and culture. Guided Vacations feature quality hotels, with porterage included. All breakfasts are included, plus up to half of your dinners, using quality local produce, and feature a ‘welcome reception’ and a ‘farewell dinner’. For other meals, we offer tips on where the locals eat.

Look out for these symbols on itinerary pages First Choice vacations offer premium accommodations in central locations, more meals and sightseeing inclusions, plus unique Be My Guest dining experiences.

Fiordland National Park

Inspiring Journeys

Best Buys vacations offer great value, comfortable accommodations with easy access to city centers and more free time.

Luxury boutique experiences On an Inspiring Journey we will take you off the beaten track with unique and immersive experiences in a boutique small group setting. You’ll travel in luxury coaches or 4WD vehicles and stay in boutique retreats, lodges and resorts with gourmet cuisine to match. We offer the perfect balance of freedom from the stress of vacation planning, with the flexibility to shape your journey with a choice of optional experiences. You’ll share your vacation with a small group of up to 20 like-minded travelers. Best of all our expert Travel Directors and/or Driver Guides will take care of everything else, so you can sit back and be inspired by the journey.

See page 20 for more details or visit: aatkings.com/ij

Tropical North Queenslaand


Come & share Australia & New Zealand with us

When you’re away from home, you need to know you can rely on someone who’ll look after all your needs. Our fantastic team of passionate Travel Directors, Driver Guides and guest service experts all work together to ensure your vacation runs smoothly. Come and meet the AAT Kings team – we’ll put a smile on your face!

New Zealand is full of ‘wow’ moments. For a small country, we pack a lot in - beaches, mud pools, mountains, rainforest and fabulous fiords. All this and soul stirring Maori culture makes New Zealand a destination above all others. Katie  Travel Director

Meet Sarah

Meet Nellie

Rotorua definitely holds a special place in my heart. It’s so rich and full of New Zealand’s culture and history. This geothermal city offers so many unique and special experiences that you just can’t find anywhere else in the world.

My passion is interacting with the people of this amazing land we travel through. I have been bringing guests to the Kimberley area for over 14 years and I especially love introducing guests to the indigenous people and stories.

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Travel Director

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Highli g ht experiences

We’re always seeking new ways to delight and inspire our guests. Below is just a sample of some of the unique experiences our range of AAT Kings’ vacations offer.

Indigenous

What an honor it is for our team to forge such strong relationships with indigenous communities throughout Australia and New Zealand. In New Zealand the Maori culture is ever present throughout all our vacations, but a visit to the Tamaki Family Marae is an opportunity to get truly hands-on. Get a taste of weaving, carving, dancing and even train to be a Maori warrior, then whet your appetite with a traditional Maori hangi feast of food cooked in the ground, and wow, what an experience you’ll get if you join us in the Tiwi Islands! Tiwi Island people are some of the warmest, most smiling individuals you’ll cross paths with and how they openly share their stories and culture with guests is phenomenal. It’s also very hard to resist purchasing one of the amazing pieces of artwork as a memento of your visit, especially when you’ve watched them being painted or carved right before your eyes.

Tiwi Islands – Our little cover star ‘Nathan’ being painted up by his Mum before a ceremonial dance for our guests

Milford Sound Lodge

Sydney by Night

Nestled beneath the Darran Mountains, Milford Sound Lodge is a fantastic base to experience the beauty and majesty of Fiordland National Park. On an Inspiring Journey, you’ll experience this World Heritage destination in a more authentic, personal way, with many possibilities for relaxation or outdoor adventure right on your doorstep (from 01 October 2017).

Featuring a fabulous double-decker with a clear roof, our evening tour invites you to experience all the excitement of Sydney’s night lights. From Circular Quay and the Opera House to Kings Cross and across the Harbour Bridge and back. Try an Aussie meat pie at world-famous Harry’s Café de Wheels, before a drink in a pub at The Rocks. See page 10 or visit aatkings.com

Milford Sound Lodge

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Gibbston Valley Winery

Indulge your tastebuds Australia and New Zealand are renowned for a diversity of fresh, quality, produce and an innovative approach to culinary experiences. We include a number of meals throughout your vacation with all breakfasts and some lunches and dinners included, depending on the itinerary.

Meals

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Breakfast daily on all vacations

‘Highlight dinners’ & ‘Be My Guest’

On all AAT Kings Guided Vacations & Inspiring Journeys a hearty breakfast is included every day.

Lunches & dinners On Guided Vacations & Inspiring Journeys some lunches and many dinners are included. On selected First Choice Guided Vacations, dinners include wine. Check itinerary pages for details.

AAT Kings ‘First Choice’ Guided Vacations include special dining occasions like our ‘Highlight dinners’ and ‘Be My Guest’ local dining experiences. Encounters that capture the essence of a place through its history, its locals and its unique cuisine.

‘Welcome receptions’ & ‘Farewell dinners’

At the start of a Guided Vacation, your Travel Director gathers the group together to outline your vacation and introduce everyone. When traveling with people from around the world, it’s a great way to get to know your traveling companions. At the end of your vacation, you’ll also want to celebrate after experiencing so much together, with many laughs and smiles at a farewell dinner. It’s also a chance to exchange contact details, as many people make lifelong friends on an AAT Kings vacation.


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Travel in style

Uluru

Throughout your vacation your mode of transport will vary depending on the area we’re traveling in. The most common mode of transport is traveling in style and comfort on a luxury coach. All AAT Kings’ itineraries include scheduled and regular rest breaks.

Our fleet Our fleet of over 70 luxurious vehicles is the newest in Australia and New Zealand. Our fully air-conditioned coaches feature reclining seats with seat belts and footrests, panoramic windows, a restroom, two-door access and state-of-the-art technologies, including DVD player, GPS and PA. Our fleet is supported by a network of depots across Australia & New Zealand.

Our fleet is supported by a network of depots across Australia & New Zealand, so all our vehicles are immaculately maintained & looked after with pride. Wellington  Alice Springs Mechanic

More ways to travel

Over the course of your vacation, depending on the itinerary or optional experience, you could also find yourself on scenic train rides and flights, helicopter and boat rides, river cruises, on foot or maybe even a camel.

Airport transfers All AAT Kings’ guests receive complimentary transfers between designated airports and AAT Kings’ hotels on the scheduled start and end day of Guided Vacations, Inspiring Journeys and Short Breaks, and on other days in conjunction with pre and post-vacation accommodations booked with AAT Kings. See Booking Conditions page 42 >

Kakadu scenic flight

Free WiFi All of AAT Kings’ coaches are equipped with charging points and free WiFi, to keep you in touch with the outside world (WiFi speed and reception may vary in remote areas). Join the conversation on social media by following AAT Kings on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube. Be sure to use our hashtag #smilekings when you post photos from your vacation. Facebook “f ” Logo

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Ways to save Early payment discounts

Save 10 % when you pay in full by 14 April 2017

Save 7.5% when you pay in full by 02 June 2017

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Save 5% when you pay in full by 31 July 2017

Available on selected Guided Vacations (First Choice, Best Buys) and Inspiring Journeys – see itinerary pages. Discount applies only to the land content portion of the vacation. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable. The full amount must be paid by the designated date. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. For more info: aatkings.com/booking-conditions

Kings Club past guest discount

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Kings Club is for guests who have previously traveled with AAT Kings and our family of companies including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Contiki and Uniworld. Membership is free and you’re automatically entitled to our Kings Club past guest discount of 5% off your next Guided Vacation.

2nd vacation discount Traveling alone?

2.5% off

Save when you book 2 or more 3 vacations at the same time.

3 sharing a room

5% off

Save 5% on the twin share price 4 when you book a triple room.

If you don’t want to pay the single supplement on Guided Vacations you can share with a guest of the same gender at no extra cost. If we fail to match you, we will accommodate you in a single room.

Young travelers Children 5-15 years of age receive a discount when sharing a room with an adult (limit of one discount per room), and a discount off the adult price of AAT Kings operated Day Tours.

Add a Short Break or Day Tour

10% off

Save 10% on AAT Kings operated Short breaks & Day Tours when purchased with a Guided Vacation or Inspiring Journey.

Group travel 5-16 people – everybody saves 5% 17 people – one guest also goes free 6

AAT Kings can also tailor an itinerary for you and your group. For specialized group bookings (15 people or more) ask your travel agent or email: groups@aatkings.com.au

Conditions

1.  Discounts apply only to the land component of the vacation (do not apply to pre or post accommodation, vacations incorporating rail or cruise components, or third party operated vacations/day tours). 2.  Kings Club Past Guest Discount – one discount will be available per person, per Guided Vacation. You must have traveled with us before you can redeem the discount. 3.  2nd vacation discount applies to AAT Kings operated Guided Vacations (First Choice, Best Buys) & Inspiring Journeys. Vacations must be booked at the same time and the discount is per person off the Land Only portion of the vacation with the shortest duration.

4.  The triple share discount is available when 3 guests share a twin or double room with an extra bed (foldaway, sofabed or rollaway). Triple share is not available at all hotels. 5.  Traveling alone discount applies only to AAT Kings operated Guided Vacations (First Choice, Best Buys). It does not apply to Inspiring Journeys, Short breaks and Aussie Adventures. 6.  Group Travel option applies only to AAT Kings operated vacations. Please refer to aatkings.com/combined or call AAT Kings for a full list of which discounts can be combined.

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Day Tours

Got a day or half day to spare? Add-on an AAT Kings Day Tour. Choose tours in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Alice Springs, the Red Centre, the Top End or Cairns. See the must-see sights, learn about a specific destination’s history and culture. We also offer free hotel pick-ups, so all you need do is relax. To see our full range of Day Tours visit aatkings.com/daytours

Field of Light 

Tour departs from Ayers Rock Resort. *National Park Entry Fee is not included. See page 43 >

USD59*  CAD69*

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime Uluru event! Acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light, is one of his most beautiful installations to date. Travel to Uluru and under cover of darkness, wander through 50,000 magical spheres of light, before making your way to the Dune Top viewing area. Watch amazing color changes as the desert awakens. Then, as the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert sky, gaze in awe as the sun rises in the behind Uluru, with Kata Tjuta in the distance.

Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Experience

USD239  CAD299

Sydney By Night 

Departs Daily 105 minutes prior to sunrise Concludes 30 minutes after sunrise Inclusions Tea, coffee or hot chocolate at sunrise

Full Day  |  Code: TFER

Half Day  |  Code: J5

Tour departs from Sydney

USD69  CAD79

Half Day  |  Code: FOL

Departs 7.30am Thu & Fri (Apr, Be led by a friendly Tiwi Indigenous Guide through the May, Sep, Oct, Nov) and progressive community of Nguiu. Enjoy billy tea and Mon, Thu & Fri (Jun, Jul, damper with some Tiwi Ladies as they weave and paint, Aug) from Cullen Bay perform totemic dances, and bless the visitors with a Ferry Terminal, Darwin smoking ceremony. At the Museum view art and displays Returns 5.00pm approximately of Tiwi ‘dreamtime’ stories. Explore the Early Mission Precinct and learn how the Tiwi blended their culture Inclusions Return ferry from Darwin to with Christianity. Visit the Tiwi Arts & Crafts Centre Bathurst Island, morning tea, where you can buy arts and crafts at Island prices. light lunch & museum entry

Departs Daily 7.00pm Discover Sydney by night on this 3 hour tour. Explore Circular Quay and Macquarie Street, then for dinner enjoy Concludes 10.00pm one of 'Sydney's Best Pies' at the iconic Harry’s Café de Inclusions One meat pie and a soft Wheels in harborside Woolloomooloo. Discover Chinatown drink for dinner & one before crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point drink at a Sydney pub for stunning views over the harbor, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Your final stop is the city’s historic Rocks district. Finish with a refreshing drink with million dollar views from The Glenmore Hotel’s famous rooftop bar.

Piti & Ochre Sightseeing Passes (Uluru & Kata Tjuta)

The Piti & Ochre Sightseeing Passes offer great value for money for guests wanting to experience the complete wonders of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park.

USD219  CAD269

Code: Y3

Piti

How it works

• Freedom to travel on your day of choice • The pass is valid for 3 consecutive days from the start of your first tour • You may travel once on each included tour

Ochre

Includes: Uluru Morning Guided Base Walk, Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds, Kata Tjuta Sunset, Uluru Sunset  

USD359  CAD449 Code: Y5

Pass

Includes: Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta, Uluru Base Tour & Sunset

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• Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park Entry Fee is included • Due to seasonal conditions, please book as far in advance as possible

Sightsee ‘n’ Save Pass Purchase a Sightsee ‘n’ Save Pass before you go and save up to 35% on over 60 selected Day Tours. Only available for purchase prior to arrival in Australia, each pass contains 4 coupons.

The benefits • No need to pre-book Day Tours before leaving home. Simply book your tours in Australia • Courtesy pick-ups are available from most hotels

• On all tours, seats are guaranteed 24 hours prior to departure. Due to seasonal conditions, please book as far in advance as possible • No extra fees

Half coupon

Full coupon

Double coupon

USD345  CAD425


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I l ove a s u n b u r n t co u n t r y, A l a n d o f swe ep i n g p l a i n s O f ra g g e d m o u n ta i n ra n g es O f d ro u g ht s a n d f l o o d i n g ra i n s. I l ove h e r f a r h o ri zo n s I l ove h e r j ewe l - s e a , He r be a u t y a n d h e r te r ro r T h e wi d e b rown l a n d f o r m e! My Country  Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet 1908


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Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

• Indulge in lunch and learn about Aussie surf culture at Bondi Beach

• Venture inside the Sydney Opera House on a guided tour • Toast the sunset on a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room • Discover native Australian animals at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures • Snorkel and cruise on the Great Barrier Reef

• Discover Melbourne’s colorful hidden laneways

• Experience warm Kiwi hospitality at Morelea Farm

• Discover spectacular Milford Sound on a lunch cruise • View Franz Josef Glacier • Visit a jade factory

• Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train • Experience farm life at the Agrodome Sheep Show

• Immerse yourself in rich Maori arts and culture with the Tamaki family over dinner

• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (17)  B • Be My Guest lunch (1)  BG • Lunches (3)  L • Be My Guest dinners (2)  BG • Dinners with wine (3)  DW • Highlight dinners (3)  HD • Farewell dinner (1)  FD

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Sydney Harbour Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a welcome reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting. Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 2 nights. DW Day 2: Melbourne Join your Travel Director for your city tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. Then there’s time to explore the city on your own. B Day 3: Melbourne – Cairns Say farewell to Melbourne as you fly to Cairns. On arrival join your local guide for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds and of course, crocodiles! This evening feast on a delicious meal of fresh seasonal produce at Salt House with views of the Cairns waterfront. Hotel: Hilton Hotel, Cairns, 3 nights. B DW Day 4: Cairns ‘Free Time’ Spend your free day relaxing or exploring. Perhaps take an optional experience to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to discover the secrets of this ancient culture through theater, didgeridoo and fire-making demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai dance. You could travel to Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’, on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and return to the lowlands above the breathtaking canopy of the Barron Gorge National

Park through some of the oldest rainforest in the world on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. B

Day 5: Great Barrier Reef Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. B L Day 6: Cairns – Sydney Depart Cairns and fly to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax before boarding a Captain Cook sunset highlight dinner cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte dinner and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes and all the main harbor attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Hotel: Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, 3 nights. B HD Day 7: Sydney Kick off this highlight day of sightseeing on a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a local expert. Later board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Your destination is Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. This afternoon if you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of

your life on Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’ (own expense). B L

Day 8: Sydney ‘Free Time’ The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Why not take an optional experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a unique Be My Guest experience at Gardeners Lodge Café. Join Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Beryl, for an intimate dining experience featuring fresh local produce with traditional bush flavors. It will be an evening to remember. B BG Day 9: Sydney – Auckland It’s farewell to Australia as you fly to Auckland, New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for a highlight dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. Hotel: The Langham, Auckland, 2 nights. B HD Day 10: Auckland A morning city sightseeing tour is followed by a cruise on Waitemata Harbour. Later, you’ll have time to explore the city. B Day 11: Auckland – Rotorua Join a guide for a boat tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto. Continue to Rotorua where a Maori guide will accompany you at Te Puia Thermal Reserve. This evening feel the thrill of a heartpounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior during a Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome at a By My Guest experience at the Tamaki Family Marae. Journey into the village and gain a cultural insight into life


Contrast the secrets of Melbourne’s hidden laneways with a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Then there’s Bondi Beach where you’ll lunch with the locals and a Hangi feast that you’ll share with your Maori hosts in Rotorua. You’ll spot crocodiles and kiwis. It’s just a taste of what’s to come. Read on!

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Guided Vacations 18 days from

USD 5875 CAD 7575

CAIRNS 3

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

Melbourne to Christchurch

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Code: QCANA All dates are Definite Departures

AUCKLAND

AUSTRALIA Start End

USD 6350 | CAD 8225

USD 2100 | CAD 2700

USD 2180 | CAD 2800

Per Person Twin Share

2 Waitomo Caves

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Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

USD 6025 | CAD 7775

ROTORUA

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 06 Apr 20

End Apr 23 May 07

USD 5875 | CAD 7575

NEW ZEALAND

Per Person Twin Share

USD 2080 | CAD 2680

Single Supplement Option

SYDNEY 3

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Milford Sound

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Jun 25 Jul 23 Sep 24 Oct 08

USD 6350 | CAD 8225

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CHRISTCHURCH

MELBOURNE 2

Jun 08 Jul 06 Sep 07 Sep 21

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

QUEENSTOWN

Per Person Twin Share

USD 2180 | CAD 2800

Single Supplement Option

Oct 05 Oct 19 Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec 28

Oct 22 Nov 05 Nov 26 Dec 03 Dec 17 Dec 31 Jan 07 Jan 14*

Franz Josef Glacier

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Jan 04 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 01 Feb 08 Feb 15 Feb 22 Mar 01 Mar 08 Mar 15 Mar 22

End Jan 21 Feb 04 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 04 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25 Apr 01 Apr 08

USD 6218 | CAD 7725 Per Person Twin Share

USD 2172 | CAD 2705

Single Supplement Option

Apr 05 Apr 19

Apr 22 May 06

USD 6073 | CAD 7525 Per Person Twin Share

USD 2147 | CAD 2665

Single Supplement Option

Jun 07 Jul 05 Sep 06 Sep 20

Jun 24 Jul 22 Sep 23 Oct 07

USD 6575 | CAD 8175

in New Zealand before European settlement. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua. B BG

Day 12: Rotorua – Christchurch Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a local guide and discover the native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Next stop is the Agrodome Sheep Show for a taste of farm life. Now you’ll fly to Christchurch. Hotel: Novotel Christchurch. B Day 13: Christchurch – Franz Josef Board the TranzAlpine train for your journey over the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory, to see a master carver at work. Travel along the coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier for a short walk to view the glacier and perhaps take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef. B DW Day 14: Franz Josef – Queenstown Enjoy a coastal drive with views of the Tasman Sea. Climb over the Haast Pass winding through Mount Aspiring National Park. Then your journey takes you past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea and heads along the Kawarau River through the Kawarau Gorge. Finally you will visit the historic village of Arrowtown, before arriving in Queenstown. This evening join your Travel Director a highlight dinner at The Boatshed. Set in the restored historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office and relocated to its lakefront setting in 1936, The Boatshed, with its spectacular

views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your exclusive meal with wine. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights. B HD

Day 15: Milford Sound Cruise Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel en route to majestic Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch as you cruise with Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls high above you. B L Day 16: Queenstown ‘Free Time’ Today you may like to consider taking one of our optional experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or just explore Queenstown on your own. This evening perhaps ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. B Day 17: Queenstown – Christchurch Stop to see the morning sun glisten on Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Join your fellow travelers for a Be My Guest experience at Morelea Farm. You’re welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor for to enjoy a barbecue lunch in their 600 acre garden and gain an insight into the day-to-day operation of farm life. Just wait until you try the Pavlova. In Christchurch this evening celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends. Hotel: Novotel Christchurch. B BG FD

Day 18: Farewell from Christchurch Time to bid you farewell as we transfer you to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. B

Flight information

Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Melbourne Airport Day 18 – Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport

Airfares are not included in the prices above.

Internal-vacation flights

Land Only price requires the following internalvacation flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the vacation itinerary: Day 3 from Melbourne to Cairns – QF702 Day 6 from Cairns to Sydney – JQ957 Day 9 from Sydney to Auckland – QF143 Day 12 from Rotorua to Christchurch – NZ5785

Optional Experience Day 4: Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail

Take in spectacular mountain views on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Explore the quaint ‘village in the rainforest’, including the Heritage Markets. Then board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your return journey, that glides silently over the rainforest. Ask your Travel Director for details.

Per Person Twin Share

USD 2210 | CAD 2755

Single Supplement Option

Oct 04 Oct 18 Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 29 Dec 13 Dec 20 Dec 27

Oct 21 Nov 04 Nov 25 Dec 02 Dec 16 Dec 30 Jan 06 Jan 13*

*Festive season surcharge applies. Ask us for details. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/10/17. For additional departure dates and for the itinerary from Melbourne to Sydney (Code: ACANA) visit: aatkings.com/qcana

Looking for a winter escape?

We also have Guided Vacations departing between December 2016 & March 2017. Prices and itinerary may vary from those quoted on this page. For details visit aatkings/com/qcana 2016

Start Dec 01 Dec 22 Dec 29

End Dec 18 Jan 08 Jan 15

2017

Start Jan 05 Jan 19 Feb 09 Feb 16 Mar 02 Mar 16

End Jan 22 Feb 05 Feb 26 Mar 05 Mar 19 Apr 02

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD660 | CAD820 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD495 | CAD615 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD330 | CAD410 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD990 | CAD1230 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD825 | CAD1025 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD660 | CAD820 Young traveler Save up to USD660 | CAD820 Triple share Save up to USD330 | CAD410 Kings Club Save up to USD330 | CAD410 All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.


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Outback Adventure

• Join a food expert at Adelaide Central Market • Wine tasting in the Clare Valley

• Explore Wilpena Pound

• Discover opals at Coober Pedy • Sparkling wine while watching the magnificent Uluru sunset

• Explore Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) • Learn about indigenous culture in the Red Centre

• Climb Kings Canyon

• Meet the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary for a Be My Guest dinner

• Discover the Devils Marbles • Enjoy a refreshing ale at Daly Waters Historic Pub • Swim at Mataranka Thermal Springs

• Cruise on Katherine Gorge & discover ancient rock art • Discover wildlife on the Yellow Water Billabong

• View the rock art galleries of Ubirr in Kakadu • Swim beneath Litchfield’s pristine waterfalls • Enjoy a Darwin Harbour dinner cruise

• Included Choice Experiences in Darwin

• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (14)  B • Be My Guest dinner (1)  BG • Dinners with wine (8)  DW • Farewell dinner (1)  FD

11/15 days

Yellow Water Billabong Day 1: Welcome to Adelaide You’ll be transferred from Adelaide Airport to your hotel by private car. This afternoon explore the sights of the historic ‘city of churches’ then join a local food expert for a guided tour of 140 year old Adelaide Central Market. Enjoy the hustle and bustle, sample the culinary delights, meet the traders and share the history and secrets of the colorful marketplace. Relax with your Travel Director and fellow travelers at a welcome reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill. Hotel: Stamford Plaza, Adelaide. DW Day 2: Adelaide – Flinders Ranges Travel to the beautiful Clare Valley for a wine tasting at the Jesuit owned Sevenhill Cellars, the oldest existing winery in the region. Take a stroll through the vines before stopping in Clare at lunchtime. Later, travel through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheater covering nearly 8,000 hectares. Pass the intriguing ruins of deserted pastoral leases and keep an eye out for mobs of emus on the plains as dusk draws near. Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort, Flinders Ranges. B DW Day 3: Flinders Ranges – Port Augusta Take a spectacular walk with your Travel Director to Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout for incredible views of Wilpena Pound. You’ll likely see wild emus and kangaroos grazing along the riverbank. Journey through Pitchi Richi Pass and historic Quorn on your way to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Center then venture to Cena on Chapel for a delicious dinner. Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments, Port Augusta. B DW

Day 4: Port Augusta – Coober Pedy Visit Woomera, then travel through salt lake country watching as the landscape changes near isolated Coober Pedy, Australia’s opal capital! Visit an underground church and home with a local guide and view an opal demonstration. Tonight enjoy dinner at Umbertos Restaurant. Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy. B DW Day 5: Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Enter the dual World Heritage listed National Park to enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, ‘Sunset Strip’. As the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of color for which Uluru is renowned. Guests join this afternoon in Ayers Rock (Code: NUAD). Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. B Day 6: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) See the Red Centre set alight by the morning’s first rays of sunlight. After sunrise tour the base of Uluru. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of ‘The Rock’ or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You’ll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. Visit Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while you enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles. B

Day 7: Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon Travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’ and stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Learn the intriguing story of owners, Ian and Lynn Conway, and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the region’s remote communities. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You don’t want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You’re off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvelous views of Watarrka National Park. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed is also available. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort. B DW Day 8: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs Today we journey to Alice Springs. Travel across vast cattle properties and get a feel for just how expansive the outback is. In Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station, established in 1872. It first served for 60 years as one of 12 stations Adelaide Central Market


Discover the Australian Outback on a journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre to Darwin in the Top End. You’ll witness the stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park.

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Guided Vacations

Kakadu National Park DARWIN 2

1 JABIRU 1 KATHERINE

Litchfield National Park

Mataranka

Karlu Karlu KINGS CANYON 1

15 days from

1 TENNANT CREEK

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

2 ALICE SPRINGS

AYERS ROCK

End

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

Adelaide to Darwin

15 days  Code: NAAD All dates are Definite Departures

2

Start

USD 5095 CAD 6350

COOBER PEDY 1

FLINDERS RANGES

Woomera

1

1

PORT AUGUSTA

1

Clare Valley ADELAIDE

USD 5095 | CAD 6350

USD 5250 | CAD 6525

USD 1345 | CAD 1675

USD 1370 | CAD 1700

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 23 May 23

USD 5295 | CAD 6595

along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretched 3,000km to relay messages between Adelaide and Darwin. It later served as a school for Aboriginal children and was known as ‘The Bungalow’. Top off the day at Anzac Hill for panoramic views over Alice Springs. Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights. B

Day 9: Aboriginal Culture Learn about the life and survival of the Arrernte People, including the search for water and bush food, from a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park. Visit the Nocturnal House and enjoy a captivating Birds of Prey presentation. Continue to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. Join Joe, Dan, Tommy and Ben Falzon for a home cooked gourmet Be My Guest BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Share stories of ecology, culture and astronomy with the Falzon family and they may even lead you in a sing-a-long, accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember! B BG Day 10: Alice Springs – Tennant Creek Your first stop is the School of the Air. Witness a live class room lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square kilometers, to children living in remote locations who would otherwise have no access to public education. Later, travel north towards Tennant Creek stopping at interesting Wycliffe Well on the way to visit Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). You’ll have plenty of time to walk around the precariously balanced boulders.

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Apr 03 Apr 24 May 22

End Apr 17 May 08 Jun 05

Per Person Twin Share

USD 5475 | CAD 6795

Single Supplement Option

USD 1555 | CAD 1935

USD 1535 | CAD 1905 Jun 13 Jul 04 Jul 25 Aug 22 Sep 12 Sep 19

Kings Canyon

End May 07 Jun 06

Per Person Twin Share

Jun 27 Jul 18 Aug 08 Sep 05 Sep 26 Oct 03

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

Jun 12 Jul 03 Jul 24 Aug 21 Sep 11 Sep 18

Jun 26 Jul 17 Aug 07 Sep 04 Sep 25 Oct 02

Ayers Rock to Darwin End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town along the Stuart Highway. Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn, Tennant Creek. B DW

Day 11: Tennant Creek – Katherine Today you’ll travel north and visit eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub for a refreshing ale at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, ‘Land of the Never Never’. At Mataranka you can visit a replica of the original Elsey Homestead, used in the filming of ‘We of the Never Never’, an autobiographical film about Jeannie Gunn’s life in the Outback. Or, you may take the palm lined walkway for a swim in the famous thermal springs – a bit of a must do! Travel on to Katherine for the night. Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine. B DW Day 12: Katherine – Kakadu Join your local guide on a serene early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Discover the cultural significance of this ancient waterway to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn, and keep an eye out for the resident crocodiles. Continue to Kakadu National Park via Pine Creek. We recommend treating yourself to a mango smoothie along the way! Travel deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. You should see a stunning variety of birdlife such as sea eagles, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers. You’ll also see feared estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows. This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru. B DW

Day 13: Kakadu – Darwin This morning visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for spectacular views over the flood plains and escarpment country. You may recognize the location from the famous Australian film, Crocodile Dundee! This afternoon on arrival in Darwin, you can choose from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You could take the opportunity to visit the colorful Mindil Beach Sunset Market, where we’ll treat you to dinner and a spectacular sunset over the Timor Sea, or visit Crocosaurus Cove at your leisure or even sit back and relax at Darwin’s famous Deckchair Cinema. Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin, 2 nights. B Day 14: Litchfield National Park Today travel to Litchfield National Park. You’ll stop at the amazing Termite Mounds and then Florence Falls to view the famous plunge pool from a high vantage point. Venture on to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal clear waterhole before heading back to Darwin. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a farewell dinner on board a Darwin Harbour Cruise. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal as you watch the sun set over Darwin and the surrounding area – it’s time to celebrate your Northern Territory outback adventure. B FD Day 15: Farewell from Darwin Bid your fellow travelers goodbye when your incredible vacation concludes after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight. B

11 days  Code: NUAD All dates are Definite Departures USD 3795 | CAD 4725

USD 3925 | CAD 4875

USD 940 | CAD 1165

USD 950 | CAD 1185

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 27 May 27

End May 07 Jun 06

USD 4075 | CAD 5075

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Apr 07 Apr 28 May 26

End Apr 17 May 08 Jun 05

Per Person Twin Share

USD 4195 | CAD 5195

Single Supplement Option

USD 1140 | CAD 1420

USD 1125 | CAD 1400 Jun 17 Jul 08 Jul 29 Aug 26 Sep 16 Sep 23

Jun 27 Jul 18 Aug 08 Sep 05 Sep 26 Oct 03

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

Jun 16 Jul 07 Jul 28 Aug 25 Sep 15 Sep 22

Jun 26 Jul 17 Aug 07 Sep 04 Sep 25 Oct 02

Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/04/18. For additional departure dates visit: aatkings.com/naad or nuad

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD530 | CAD660 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD395 | CAD495 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD265 | CAD330 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD795 | CAD990 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD660 | CAD825 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD530 | CAD660 Young traveler Save up to USD530| CAD660 Triple share Save up to USD265 | CAD330 Kings Club Save up to USD265 | CAD330 All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Flight information

Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Adelaide Airport (NAAD) Day 5 – Flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Ayers Rock Airport (NUAD) Day 15 – Flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport (NAAD, NUAD) Airfares are not included in the prices above.


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Tastes of  Southern Australia

11 days

• Travel along the magnificent Great Ocean Road • Visit the Twelve Apostles • Visit historic Berrima in the Southern Highlands

• Experience farm life at Gold Creek Sheep Station

• Enjoy a guided tour through impressive Parliament House • Explore the Australian War Memorial

• Enjoy views over Canberra from Mt. Ainslie

• Discover historic Beechworth • Visit Ned Kelly Country

• Throw a boomerang and taste bush tucker at Tower Hill Nature Reserve

• Visit the Coonawarra for a wine tasting

• Indulge in food & wine in the Barossa

• Wine tour & tastings at The Lane Vineyard • Visit a micro distillery on Kangaroo Island

• Explore seaside Victor Harbor • Taste delicious local cuisine & wine on Kangaroo Island

• Walk amongst Sea Lions at Seal Bay

• Explore picturesque Hahndorf • Included Choice experiences in Melbourne

• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (9)  B • Be My Guest breakfast (1)  BG • Be My Guest lunch (1)  BG • Highlight lunches (2)  HL • Dinners with wine (4)  DW • Farewell dinner (1)  FD

The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills As this Guided Vacation departs early morning, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Day 1: Sydney – Canberra Welcome to your vacation! This morning begin your scenic journey to Canberra via the Southern Highlands. Stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and early colonial architecture then visit Gold Creek Station and meet local sheep farmer, Craig Starr. Get a taste of life on the farm before you join Craig and his family for an Aussie BBQ highlight lunch. Your destination is the country’s capital where you’ll enjoy a tour through Parliament House with a local guide. Later visit the Australian War Memorial and stay to hear the evocative Last Post. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers tonight and get to know each other over a delicious meal. Hotel: Novotel, Canberra. HL DW Day 2: Canberra – Beechworth Before leaving Canberra this morning, you’ll visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie to take in views of the city and surrounding ranges from the lookout. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town for your unique overnight stay in one of the Bed and Breakfast properties. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with towering winter snow-capped mountains, treecovered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Why not grab a coffee and delicious treat from the legendary Beechworth Bakery! Tonight, if you’re feeling up to it, head

down to Hotel Nicholas for a good pub meal. The hotel was built in 1857 during the heady gold rush days and houses a great collection of local memorabilia. Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation, Beechworth. B

Day 3: Beechworth – Melbourne This morning join your B&B host for a Be My Guest breakfast. Travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a sightseeing tour. This evening perhaps take a relaxing walk along the Yarra River and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants at Southbank. Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 2 nights. BG Day 4: Melbourne Included Choice Today Melbourne is all yours to explore! Choose from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit Eureka Skydeck for fantastic views of Melbourne. With 360 degree floor to ceiling views, it’s the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. Maybe join a Hunt & Gather Food Tour of Queen Victoria Market to take in the life, sounds and stories of the historic marketplace and taste your way around the market’s seemingly endless food stalls. Or you may choose to discover the city’s famous laneways and arcades on a walking tour. These hidden laneways also house some of the best restaurants the city has to offer. Treat yourself for dinner tonight. B Day 5: Melbourne – Warrnambool Hold on to your seats and make sure your camera is charged for one of the world’s great road trips – the Great Ocean Road! Enjoy spectacular scenery that never ends and the quaint seaside towns of Lorne and

Apollo Bay. Visit the amazing Twelve Apostles. These fascinating limestone formations tower 45 meters above the Southern Ocean. Later view Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool. Hotel: Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel & Spa, Warrnambool. B DW

Day 6: Warrnambool – Naracoorte This morning visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Game Reserve. The area was a rich food source for the Koroit Gundidj people whose descendants retain links with this country. Your guide will provide you with an Aboriginal perspective about flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices. Continue into Mt. Gambier to visit the mysterious Blue Lake and then travel on to the world renowned Coonawarra wine region. Stop at Brand’s Laira vineyard for a wine tasting. The vineyard’s first vines were planted in 1893 when an English Sea Captain purchased a plot of land in the Penola fruit colony, naming it ‘Laira’ after the ship that traded around the Australian and New Zealand coasts at the time. Afterwards you’ll continue to Naracoorte, your stop for the night. Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoorte. B DW Day 7: Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island Journey to the Fleurieu Peninsula and visit the seaside town of Victor Harbor at lunchtime. You might like to take the horse-drawn tram to Granite Island or just sit back and relax with some fish and chips on the beach. Yum! This afternoon board a ferry at Cape Jervis, bound for Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and its fresh local produce.


Leave no stone unturned when you discover country Victoria, cosmopolitan Melbourne and the stunning coast and produce of Southern Australia. Meet farmers, wine makers and whisky distillers, and indulge in their delectable produce while you take in spectacular scenery on the Great Ocean Road, Kangaroo Island, the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa. Start End

2

Guided Vacations

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

The Barossa ADELAIDE

2 KANGAROO ISLAND

17

NARACOORTE 1

Sydney Berrima CANBERRA 1 Glenrowan 1

BEECHWORTH Great Ocean Mt. Road Gambier 2 MELBOURNE Tower Hill 1 Lorne WARRNAMBOOL

11 days from

USD 3695 CAD 4595

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

Sydney to Adelaide

Code: ESMA All dates are Definite Departures USD 3695 | CAD 4595

USD 3695 | CAD 4595

USD 950 | CAD 1180

USD 950 | CAD 1180

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 18

End Apr 28

Single Supplement Option

USD 3795 | CAD 4725

May 09

May 19

USD 3695 | CAD 4595 Per Person Twin Share

USD 950 | CAD 1180

Single Supplement Option

Day 8: Kangaroo Island Today explore Kangaroo Island! Visit spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery, where you may even spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. Later, join your fellow travelers for a Be My Guest lunch at Andermel Marron Farm, an experience that captures much that is special about the island. You’ll see the Marron (freshwater crayfish) tanks and enjoy a tasting of the farm’s very own Two Wheeler Creek wine and farm-produced bush tucker before

indulging in some marron for lunch. You can choose to try a hot or cold marron dish, or something else equally as delicious with a glass of wine. It’s up to you! Afterwards join a ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a colony of sea lions. B BG

Day 9: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide This morning board a ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to picturesque Adelaide. On arrival enjoy an orientation of the ‘City of Churches’ with your Travel Director, before checking in to your hotel. This afternoon you’re free to explore Adelaide and enjoy a meal at any of the wonderful local restaurants. Did you know that Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia? You do now! Hotel: Stamford Plaza, Adelaide, 2 nights. B Day 10: The Barossa The rolling Adelaide Hills and Barossa lay ahead of you today and you’ll have the opportunity to taste a number of their world-renowned wines! First stop is picturesque Hahndorf. Experience its charm and hospitality

as you wander down the tree lined streets and take time to explore the quaint shops and even taste some of the town’s artisan produce. Enjoy a wine tasting overlooking the stunning vineyards before continuing to The Barossa for lunch at The Company Kitchen, part of the South Australian Company Store. At The Company Kitchen they believe in locally produced South Australian food and that a food experience is to be savored and enjoyed. You’ll taste two local wines with canapés that feature fresh local produce, followed by a delicious main meal of your choice. Travel back to Adelaide through the Barossa’s rolling hills. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a farewell dinner. B HL FD

Day 11: Farewell from Adelaide After an indulgent time away, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow travelers when your vacation concludes after breakfast. You will be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight. B

Optional Experience Day 4: Penguin Parade Travel directly to the Penguin Parade. Enjoy panoramic views of French Island before witnessing the amazing nightly ritual. Upgrade to the viewing platform located in the ‘high penguin traffic area’ (K11P). Watch penguins march up the sand to their nests and enjoy time browsing through the educational center. Café meals available (own expense). Travel express back to Melbourne. Ask your Travel Director for details.

2018

Per Person Twin Share

USD 1015 | CAD 1250

Kick off your island adventure with a visit to South Australia’s only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. All the spirits are hand made in small batches onsite, so you’ll be able to smell the aroma of botanicals, citrus peel or even fennel lingering as you taste the award-winning Australian gin and delicious liqueurs. Finish up with a short journey to Kingscote, and rest up for the exciting day that awaits you tomorrow. Hotel: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kangaroo Island, 2 nights. B DW

Single Supplement Option

Start Jan 09 Jan 30 Feb 13 Mar 06 Mar 20

USD 3750 | CAD 4665

Historic Beechworth

Per Person Twin Share

Sep 05 Sep 26 Oct 17 Nov 07 Nov 28

Sep 15 Oct 06 Oct 27 Nov 17 Dec 08

End Jan 19 Feb 09 Feb 23 Mar 16 Mar 30

Per Person Twin Share

USD 960 | CAD 1195

Single Supplement Option

Apr 17 May 08 Sep 04 Sep 25 Oct 16 Nov 06 Nov 27 Dec 18

Apr 27 May 18 Sep 14 Oct 05 Oct 26 Nov 16 Dec 07 Dec 28

Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/04/18. For additional departure dates visit: aatkings.com/esma

Looking for a winter escape?

We also have Guided Vacations departing between December 2016 & March 2017. Prices and itinerary may vary from those quoted on this page. For details visit aatkings/com/esma 2016

Start Dec 20

End Dec 30

2017

Start Jan 10 Jan 31 Feb 21 Mar 14 Mar 28

End Jan 20 Feb 10 Mar 03 Mar 24 Apr 07

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD370 | CAD460 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD275 | CAD345 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD185 | CAD230 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD555 | CAD690 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD460 | CAD575 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD370 | CAD460 Young traveler Save up to USD370 | CAD460 Triple share Save up to USD185 | CAD230 Kings Club Save up to USD185 | CAD230 All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Flight information

Day prior to Day 1 – Flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport Day 11 – Flights to depart anytime from Adelaide Airport Airfares are not included in the prices above.


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East Coast Islands  & Rainforest

10/13 days

Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island

• Tropical paradise Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach

As this guided vacation departs at 7.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

• Visit Australia Zoo, home of the Irwin family

Day 1: Sydney – Port Macquarie Welcome to Sydney! Travel to the Hunter Valley for an exclusive wine tasting and get to know your fellow travelers over a delicious lunch at a local winery. Continue north to picturesque seaside Port Macquarie. This evening join your Travel Director for a welcome reception. Hotel: Waters Edge, Port Macquarie. L

• Enjoy a delicious winery lunch and wine tasting in the Hunter Valley

• See the cute koalas at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

• Let your hair down in the ultimate vacation town of Noosa

• Take an exciting 4WD tour on Fraser Island

• Visit a working cattle property, Langmorn Station • Stop at the Sarina Sugar Shed for a guided tour and lunch at a miniature sugar mill

• Stay on Hamilton Island – everyone has a view over the Whitsundays from their balcony • Stop at Millaa Millaa Falls in World Heritage listed rainforest

Day 2: Port Macquarie – Gold Coast Journey to Cape Byron Lighthouse and enjoy superb views over the Pacific Ocean from Australia’s easternmost point. At the right time of year you may be lucky enough to spot migrating whales frolicking off the coast. For lunch we recommend fresh fish and chips on the beach at Byron Bay – there’s nothing more Australian! Continue to the famous vacation destination, the Gold Coast, where you’ll stay for the next two nights. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Gold Coast, 2 nights. B Day 3: Gold Coast ‘Free Time’ Today is yours to do as you choose. You may like to take an optional experience to the stunning Gold Coast Hinterland to discover the

• Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (12)  B • Lunches (4)  L • Dinners (3)  D • Farewell dinner (1)  FD

Gold Coast

rainforest and the picturesque village of Mt. Tamborine or just take the opportunity to relax and unwind with a stroll along famous Surfers Paradise beach. B

Day 4: Gold Coast – Noosa Guests join this morning in Brisbane (Code: QBC). After a short tour of buzzing Brisbane, visit Australia Zoo made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin and his family. Enjoy a sneak peek into the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and see how AAT Kings works with the Wildlife Warriors to support the koala rehabilitation project at the hospital, the country’s largest and busiest wildlife facility. Catch one of the many shows and wander through the zoo’s fascinating grounds. Later travel to the resort town of Noosa for a relaxing stay. This evening join your fellow travelers for dinner at a restaurant with views over the beach. Hotel: The Sebel Noosa, 2 nights. B D Day 5: Noosa ‘Free Time’ Take time out to discover Noosa for yourself. Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy, spectacular walk along the headland through Noosa National Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may like to hire a stand-up paddle board or even

take a boat ride through the incredible Noosa Everglades, one of Australia’s most beautiful wilderness areas. You’ll love the dark waterways and myriad of wildlife along the Noosa River – it’s truly spectacular! This evening choose one of the town’s eateries and dine on inspiring local delights. B

Day 6: Noosa – Hervey Bay A day of discovery lies ahead as you cross by ferry to explore World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Your 4WD tour takes you to the colored sands of Rainbow Beach (tidal) and beyond. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with white sandy beaches. Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station with its huge satiny, scribbly gum and kauri trees and enjoy a delicious lunch before arriving in Hervey Bay. Hotel: Mantra Hervey Bay. B L Day 7: Hervey Bay – Rockhampton Stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational cattle station. A member of the Creed family will treat you to a guided tour of the property including their original family homestead, built in 1873. Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden in the company of the pet kangaroo! Cross the Tropic of Capricorn as you arrive in Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. Your night is free so why


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Explore the glittering coastline of Eastern Australia. Travel from Sydney to Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast. From Brisbane it’s off to relaxing Noosa and pristine Fraser Island. Tour a Rockhampton cattle station. Explore Hamilton Island and the exquisite Whitsundays, then head to tropical Cairns for a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef.

Guided Vacations

13 days from

CAIRNS 2

Atherton Tablelands

USD 4375 CAD 5425

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

1 MISSION BEACH Townsville 2 HAMILTON ISLAND Airlie Beach

Sydney to Cairns

13 days  Code: QSC All dates are Definite Departures

Sarina

End

USD 1150 | CAD 1430

2017

Fraser Island

Start Jul 24 Sep 18 Oct 16 Nov 13

Brisbane

2 GOLD COAST

2018

Jan 08 Feb 05 Mar 05

Byron Bay

End Aug 05 Sep 30 Oct 28 Nov 25

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018 continued Start Apr 30 Jul 23 Sep 17 Oct 15 Nov 12

End May 12 Aug 04 Oct 29 Oct 27 Nov 24

Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17

Brisbane to Cairns

PORT MACQUARIE 1 Hunter Valley Sydney

Fraser Island Continue to Kuranda where you’ll stop around lunch time. Enjoy some free time to explore ‘the village in the rainforest’. You may choose to journey to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Hotel: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns, 2 nights. B

Australian Wildlife Park, Hamilton Island not try some local beef at one of the town’s steakhouses. Hotel: Quality Hotel Regent, Rockhampton. B

views over the waters and islands of the Coral Sea. This afternoon you’re free to enjoy paradise. B

Day 8: Rockhampton – Hamilton Island Travel north to the sugar town of Sarina for a guided tour through a miniature sugar mill. Discover the growing, harvesting and crushing processes of sugar cane. See how it’s turned into a tantalising array of handmade and sugar-inspired boutique products. Afterwards you can taste some of the products made on site before sitting down to a light lunch. Continue past Mackay to Airlie Beach to catch a ferry to Hamilton Island, one of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays. You’ll be surrounded by pristine beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life. Hotel: Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island, 2 nights. B L D

Day 10: Hamilton Island – Mission Beach This morning you’ll board a ferry back to the mainland and continue north along the Bruce Highway for a stop at lunchtime in Townsville, when you’ll have the opportunity to take a stroll along the Strand with views to Magnetic Island. Your destination for the night is Mission Beach where you’ll stay with views over the ocean. Magic. Hotel: Castaways Resort & Spa, Mission Beach. B D

Day 9: Hamilton Island Take a cruise to famous Whitehaven Beach, voted Australia’s best! Feel the sand between your toes and if you’re up to it, take a walk to a lookout for

USD 1135 | CAD 1410

Single Supplement Option

2 NOOSA

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

USD 4495 | CAD 5595

Per Person Twin Share

ROCKHAMPTON 1 HERVEY BAY 1 Start

USD 4375 | CAD 5425

Day 11: Mission Beach – Cairns This morning there will be time to take a walk along the shore before you depart Mission Beach. Today you’ll travel through the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and see the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Keep an eye out for the spectacular Ulysses Butterfly while you’re there.

Day 12: Great Barrier Reef Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. The world heritage listed reef is the only living organism you can see from the moon. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided) and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns in the late afternoon. This evening join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, where you’ll get the opportunity to taste traditional Australian bush flavors. B L FD Day 13: Farewell from Cairns Your wonderful vacation concludes after breakfast when you bid farewell to your new-found friends. B

Flight information

Sydney to Cairns (QSC) Day prior to Day 1 – Flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport Day 13 – Flights to depart anytime from Cairns Airport Brisbane to Cairns (QBC) Day 3 – Flights to arrive anytime into Brisbane Airport Day 13 – Flights to depart anytime from Cairns Airport Airfares are not included in the prices above.

10 days  Code: QBC All dates are Definite Departures USD 3675 | CAD 4575

USD 3795 | CAD 4725

USD 895 | CAD 1110

USD 910 | CAD 1130

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Jul 27 Sep 21 Oct 19 Nov 16

2018

Jan 11 Feb 08 Mar 08

End Aug 05 Oct 30 Oct 28 Nov 25

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018 continued Start May 03 Jul 26 Sep 20 Oct 18 Nov 15

End May 12 Aug 04 Oct 29 Oct 27 Nov 24

Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17

Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/04/18. For additional departure dates visit: aatkings.com/qsc or qbc

Looking for a winter escape? We also have Guided Vacations departing between December 2016 & March 2017. Prices and itinerary may vary from those quoted on this page. For details visit aatkings/com/qsc or qbc Code: QSC 2016

Start Dec 13

End Dec 25

2017

Start Feb 07 Mar 07

End Feb 19 Mar 19

Code: QBC 2016

Start Dec 15

End Dec 25

2017

Start Feb 09 Mar 09

End Feb 19 Mar 19

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD440 | CAD545 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD330 | CAD405 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD220 | CAD270 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD660 | CAD815 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD550 | CAD675 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD440 | CAD540 Young traveler Save up to USD440 | CAD545 Triple share Save up to USD220 | CAD270 Kings Club Save up to USD220 | CAD270 All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.


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Inspiring Australia

13 days

Alamanda Palm Cove

• Experience an exclusive dinner under the stars

• Sail an America’s Cup yacht on Sydney Harbour

• Toast an Uluru sunset with gourmet canapés and wine

• Taste your way through the Hunter Valley • Take part in a papermaking workshop • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon

• Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta

• Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

• Hunt for mud crabs using traditional methods

• Indulge in lunch overlooking Sydney Harbour • Take a bush walk through the Blue Mountains

• Explore spectacular Sydney

Day 1: Welcome to Cairns Sit back and relax while you’re transferred in a private car to your resort. This afternoon meet your Travel Director and join them for a cocktail reception and dinner overlooking the stunning crystal clear water of the Coral Sea. Dine on awardwinning modern Australian cuisine using only the freshest local produce at the ultimate tropical beachfront restaurant. Hotel: Alamanda Palm Cove, Cairns, 3 nights. DW Day 2: Daintree and Culture Today will be one to remember. Join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive journey to discover the Daintree and gain insight into the deep relationship the local Kuku Yulanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, bush foods and traditional medicine and experience traditional hunting techniques and have a go at spear throwing and if you are lucky, catch a mud crab. Enjoy a lunch in a tranquil and relaxing rainforest setting in the Daintree. This evening relax and dine at your leisure. B L Day 3: Great Barrier Reef Discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef on a cruise that will take

• Luxury small group experience • Small vehicle with no more than 20 guests

• Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (12)  B • Lunches (7)  L • Dinners with wine (5)  DW • Highlight dinners (2)  HD

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

you to three secluded outer reef dive sights. Take to the water and discover spectacular coral formations and a world of unique marine creatures. Snorkel around underwater gardens or maybe take the opportunity to take a dive or relax while you bask in the sun on deck. Enjoy a delicious tropical lunch on board the boat in air conditioned comfort before returning to Palm Cove. B L

Day 4: Cairns – Alice Springs Today fly from Cairns to Alice Springs. This afternoon you’ll take a tour of Alice Springs to discover what life is like in an isolated Australian town. You’ll visit School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, that provides a lifeline of essential medical support for people living in remote Australian communities. Tonight you’ll enjoy an incredible dining experience in a bush setting. Dinner will be cooked in a bush oven with the burning Mulga wood giving extra flavor to the meal. It will be a delicious 3 course meal and feature some traditional bush foods. Your host Bob will share some tips on his cooking style and his knowledge of Aboriginal bush foods while you dine under the Milky Way. Hotel: Lasseters Hotel, Alice Springs. B HD

Day 5: Alice Springs – Kings Canyon First up you’ll travel to the Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve, formed when a meteor hit the earth’s surface 4,700 years ago. Though most of the craters have eroded and become lined with plant life, their footprints create an interesting diversion from the surrounding flat Australian desert landscape. Perfect for observing the changing colors of the landscape, this afternoon enjoy a relaxed walk along the Creek Bed of Kings Canyon. This evening you’re treated to the unique dining experience, Under a Desert Moon, set in the wilderness under a canopy of the Southern Night sky (weather permitting). The only light comes from the moon and the flickering glow of the fire and the only sound is soft music intertwined with the whispering of the breeze through the Desert Oak trees and the crackling flames. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four course dinner, prepared from fresh produce. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms. B L HD Day 6: Kings Canyon – Uluru At sunrise you’re off on a 6km Rim Walk of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you explore the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’ and a stop at Cotterill’s Lookout. Or you can opt for an easier shorter walk along the canyon creek bed. Visit Curtin Springs Station at lunch time. It’s been home to the Severin family since 1956 when Peter Severin arrived with his young wife Dawn, their toddler son Ashley and 1,500 head of cattle. Join a unique paper-making workshop, then sit down to a barbecue lunch and meet one of the locals, as you hear about the Severin family and the logistics of running a million acre


Feel the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair as you delight your senses on a journey from the Tropical North, to Central Australia’s spiritual heartland and on to spectacular Sydney. Experience ancient culture, uncover stunning scenery, indulge in gourmet produce and meet local characters whose warmth you’ll remember forever.

KINGS CANYON AYERS 1 1 ALICE SPRINGS ROCK 2 Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Start End

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

USD 6695 CAD 8350

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

Cairns to Sydney

Uluru (Ayers Rock) Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

Inspiring Journeys

13 days from

CAIRNS

3

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Code: IJFLY

HUNTER VALLEY THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

1

1 1 2

SYDNEY

USD 6695 | CAD 8350

USD 6695 | CAD 8350

USD 8895 | CAD 11095

USD 8895 | CAD 11095

Per Person Twin Share Single*

2017

Start Apr 11 Oct 10 Nov 07

End Apr 23 Oct 22 Nov 19

Per Person Twin Share Single*

2018

Start Feb 06 Mar 06

End Feb 18 Mar 18

*Single traveler must pay the single price. For additional departure dates visit: aatkings.com/ijfly

Ways to Save cattle property. This afternoon we enter Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park to witness a spectacular Uluru sunset. Enjoy sparkling wine while you watch Uluru change color as the sun sets below the horizon. Hotel: Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. B L

Day 7: Uluru & Kata Tjuta Start this highlight day with an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuta and Uluru from the dune viewing area. Then it’s off to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. Having lived in and looked after the Uluru and Kata Tjuta region for tens of thousands of years, the Anangu (traditional owners) have a strong connection with this land. Then you’re off to the domes of Kata Tjuta to join your Travel Director for a walk through Walpa Gorge. The large, steep dome-like formations are amazing and have great cultural significance for the Anangu people. This afternoon take a walk around the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole, an historical water source for the area. This evening you’ll dine at Ilkari Restaurant at your hotel. The resort’s chefs are continually finding new ways to incorporate local native ingredients to create world-class Indigenous bush-tucker-inspired outback fare. So you’ll find a unique variety of herbs and spices creatively incorporated into the dishes, such as Native Basil, Lemon Myrtle and Wattle Seed. B DW Day 8: Ayers Rock – Sydney Sleep in and relax before your flight to Sydney. Perhaps take a scenic helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, join a dot painting workshop, book a massage or just relax with a good book. In the afternoon fly

to Sydney and on arrival at your harbor side hotel, enjoy a drink and some canapés overlooking Walsh Bay. Hotel: The Langham, Sydney. B

Day 9: Sydney – Blue Mountains Head off on a day of discovery to the million acre World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Breathe the pristine air and discover the Three Sisters at Echo Point and Govett’s Leap Lookout to see spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. Then with your Travel Director you delve deeper, traveling off the well-worn track to secluded lookouts and peaceful short bushwalks where we may be the only ones around. You’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring views across the valleys as far as the eye can see and pictureperfect memories to take away. This afternoon arrive at your hotel and after taking the time to relax, enjoy a delicious meal featuring produce sourced from local Blue Mountains suppliers. Hotel: Parklands Country Garden & Lodges, Blue Mountains. B L DW Day 10: Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley Travel to the Hunter Valley wine region for a day of good food, great wine and beautiful scenery. You’ll indulge with private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional lunch before spending the afternoon doing as you wish at your hotel. You may like to sit in your private courtyard with a good book and bottle of wine. Tonight enjoy dinner at the resort. Hotel: The Sebel Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley. B L DW Day 11: Hunter Valley – Sydney Get ready for a day of sailing on Sydney Harbour. Become part of a big boat sailing crew on board

an America’s Cup yacht. You can take the helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you sail past the harbor’s iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the Rocks district and small secluded coves surrounded by multimillion dollar waterfront homes. It’s a day you’ll remember for years to come. This evening is free for you to explore and discover one of Sydney’s incredible restaurants. Hotel: The Langham, Sydney, 2 nights. B

Day 12: Sydney Sightseeing A day of sightseeing around the city awaits! Explore the famous Eastern Suburbs, taking a stroll along the coastal walk for incredible views over the Pacific Ocean and wild coastal cliffs. Join a VIP guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House then enjoy a shared tasting lunch at Opera Kitchen overlooking the sparkling harbor. After a free afternoon to explore, meet up with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for one last meal together as your vacation draws to an end. B L DW Day 13: Farewell from Sydney Your Inspiring Journey concludes this morning when you’ll be transferred by private car to Sydney Airport. B

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD670 | CAD835 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD500 | CAD625 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD335 | CAD420 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD1005 | CAD1255 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD835 | CAD1045 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD670 | CAD840 Kings Club

Save up to USD335 | CAD420

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Flight information

Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Cairns Airport Day 13 – Flights to depart anytime from Sydney Airport Airfares are not included in the prices above.

Internal-vacation flights

Land Only price requires the following internalvacation flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the vacation itinerary: Day 4 from Cairns to Alice Springs – QF1949 Day 8 from Ayers Rock to Sydney – JQ661

Blue Mountains

The Sebel Kirkton Park


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Outback Australia – The Colour of Red

5 days

Uluru

• Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta

• Hike through Walpa Gorge • Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine

• Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise • Discover Aboriginal rock art at Uluru

• Take part in a papermaking workshop

• Dine ‘Under a Desert Moon’ at Kings Canyon Resort

• Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views • Visit Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve • Taste traditional bush foods in Alice Springs • Spend time at Ellery Creek Big Hole

Day 1: Welcome to Ayers Rock On arrival in Ayers Rock you’ll be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you’ll meet your Driver Guide and fellow travelers then take a drive to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Having lived in the region for tens of thousands of years, Traditional Owners, the Anangu, have a strong connection with this land. You’ll learn about Tjukurpa, the history, knowledge, religion, morality and law of the local Aboriginal people and their ancestors. Traveling to the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta, you’ll take a guided walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek bed between two of the largest domes. Kata Tjuta has great cultural significance for the Anangu people, specifically for Anangu men. Later enjoy sparkling wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, ‘Sunset Strip’. As the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out

• Explore fascinating Angkerle (Standley Chasm) • Wander into Simpsons Gap

• Visit School of the Air & the Royal Flying Doctor Service • Luxury small group experience

• Small vehicle with no more than 20 guests

• Experienced Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (4)  B • Lunches (3)  L • Highlight dinners (2)  HD • Dinners with wine (2)  DW

Kings Canyon

the many shades of color for which Uluru is renowned. This evening get to know your fellow travelers over a delicious meal at Ilkari Restaurant at your hotel. Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort. DW

Day 2: Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon You’ll start the day with an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the fantastic Kata Tjuta dune viewing area. From here it’s off to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for breakfast and an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. Take a walk at the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole, once an important water source for the Aboriginal people and animals in the area. Visit Curtin Springs Station at lunch time. Curtin Springs has been home to the Severin family since 1956 when Peter Severin arrived with his

young wife Dawn, their toddler son Ashley and 1,500 head of cattle. Join a unique paper-making workshop, then sit down to a BBQ lunch and meet one of the locals as you hear about the Severin family and the logistics of running a million acre cattle property. Next, view the ‘forgotten wonder’ of Central Australia – Atila (Mt. Conner), then head up the Luritja Road towards Kings Canyon for a quick stop at Kings Creek Station. Established in 1982 by Lyn and Ian Conway, the station is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Travel a short distance to Kings Canyon Resort. This evening you’re treated to the unique dining experience, Under a Desert Moon, set in the wilderness under a canopy of the southern night sky (weather permitting). The only light comes from the moon and the flickering glow of the fire and the only sound is soft music intertwined with the


Explore the highlights and mind-blowing hidden treasures of the Red Centre on our small group journey. Immerse yourself in local culture and ancient traditions and come away with a deeper understanding of what makes the Red Centre so unique and inspiring. Get all of this and first class dining experiences along the way.

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Inspiring Journeys 5 days from

USD 2125 CAD 2650

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

Ayers Rock to Alice Springs Angkerle (Standley Chasm) Simpsons Gap KINGS CANYON 1 AYERS ROCK 1 Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Start End

2 ALICE SPRINGS

Henbury Meteorites site

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

5 days  Code: CRUA All dates are Definite Departures USD 2125 | CAD 2650

USD 2195 | CAD 2725

USD 2665 | CAD 3320

USD 2745 | CAD 3410

Per Person Twin Share

Per Person Twin Share

Single*

2017

Start Apr 18 May 02 May 16 May 30 Jun 13 Jun 27

Single*

2018

End Apr 22 May 06 May 20 Jun 03 Jun 17 Jul 01

Start Apr 17 May 01 May 15 May 29 Jun 12 Jun 26

USD 2195 | CAD 2750

USD 2295 | CAD 2850

USD 2815 | CAD 3520

USD 2925 | CAD 3630

Per Person Twin Share

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

End Apr 21 May 05 May 19 Jun 02 Jun 16 Jun 30

Per Person Twin Share

Single*

Jul 11 Jul 25 Aug 08 Aug 22 Sep 05 Sep 19 Oct 03

Single*

Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 12 Aug 26 Sep 09 Sep 23 Oct 07

Jul 10 Jul 24 Aug 07 Aug 21 Sep 04 Sep 18 Oct 02

Jul 14 Jul 28 Aug 11 Aug 25 Sep 08 Sep 22 Oct 06

Alice Springs to Ayers Rock 5 days  Code: CRAU All dates are Definite Departures

West MacDonnell Ranges

USD 2125 | CAD 2650

USD 2195 | CAD 2725

USD 2665 | CAD 3320

USD 2745 | CAD 3410

Per Person Twin Share

whispering of the breeze through the Desert Oak trees and the crackling flames. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four course dinner, prepared from fresh produce. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms. B L HD

Day 3: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs Perfect for observing the changing colors of the landscape, today you’re off on a sunrise 6km rim walk exploration of spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, a stop at Cotterill’s Lookout, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk you can opt for a walk along the creek bed. Afterwards we’re off the beaten track, traveling to the Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve. The 12 fascinating craters were formed when a meteor hit the earth’s surface

4,700 years ago. Continue to Alice Springs and enjoy dinner at your hotel. Hotel: Lasseters Hotel, 2 nights. B L DW

Day 4: West MacDonnell Ranges The West MacDonnell Ranges are the ideal place to experience the geology, land forms and variety of native flora and fauna. You’ll take a walk to dramatic Angkerle (Standley Chasm). Created over millions of years, the deep red sandstone formation contrasts with the carpet of lush, green ferns and gum trees on the valley floor. There’ll be time to cool off and relax at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This afternoon you’ll also visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this facility provides medical assistance to those living in remote outback Australia. Tonight you’ll enjoy an incredible dinner experience in a bush setting. Have a drink and walk around before dinner enjoying a scenic

setting sun. You’ll witness sunset’s influence on the changing colors of the rock. A great photographic opportunity! Dinner will be cooked in a bush oven with the burning Mulga wood giving extra flavor to the meal. It will be a delicious 3 course meal and features some traditional bush food. Your host, Bob, will share some tips on his cooking style and his knowledge of Aboriginal bush foods while you dine under the Milky Way. B L HD

Day 5: Farewell from Alice Springs Before your trip comes to an end, visit the School of the Air to learn how children living in the far reaches of the Outback receive an education over the air waves. Also visit the Overland Telegraph Station, once a school for Aboriginal children and was known as ‘The Bungalow’. Your Colour of Red Inspiring Journey concludes in the late morning. B

Per Person Twin Share

Single*

2017

Start May 12 May 26 Jun 09 Jun 23

Single*

End May 16 May 30 Jun 13 Jun 27

2018

Start May 11 May 25 Jun 08 Jun 22

End May 15 May 29 Jun 12 Jun 26

USD 2195 | CAD 2750

USD 2295 | CAD 2850

USD 2815 | CAD 3520

USD 2925 | CAD 3630

Per Person Twin Share

Per Person Twin Share

Single*

Jul 07 Jul 21 Aug 04 Aug 18 Sep 29

Single*

Jul 11 Jul 25 Aug 08 Aug 22 Oct 03

Jul 06 Jul 20 Aug 03 Aug 17 Sep 14 Sep 28

Jul 10 Jul 24 Aug 07 Aug 21 Sep 18 Oct 02

*Single traveler must pay the single price. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/04/18. For additional departure dates visit: aatkings.com/crua or crau

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD220 | CAD275 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD165 | CAD205 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD110 | CAD140 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD330 | CAD415 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD275 | CAD345 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD220 | CAD280 Kings Club

Save up to USD110 | CAD140

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Flight information Ayers Rock to Alice Springs (CRUA) Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Ayers Rock Airport Day 5 – Flights to depart after 2.00pm from Alice Springs Airport Alice Springs to Ayers Rock (CRAU) Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Alice Springs Airport Day 5 – Flights to depart after 1.00pm from Ayers Rocks Airport

Kata Tjuta

Flights are not included in the holiday price.


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Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets

5 days

• Swim at Gunlom Falls overlooking Kakadu

• Indulge in a three course meal on Katherine Gorge • Immerse yourself in WWII history at Adelaide River War Cemetery • Stay in luxury accommodation at Cicada Lodge

• Climb Nourlangie for spectacular views over the National Park

• Learn about Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr • Relax in luxury at Wildman Wilderness Lodge

• Cruise the Mary River on a safari cruise • Get off road on the Marrakai 4WD track

• Cool off with a refreshing dip at Wangi Falls • Enjoy picnic lunches in secluded locations off the beaten track • Enjoy an exclusive Aboriginal cultural experience

Gunlom Falls As this Inspiring Journey departs early morning, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Day 1: Darwin – Mary River Welcome to Darwin! This morning, meet your local Driver Guide and board your luxury 4WD vehicle to begin a journey of discovery in the Top End. Travel across the Finniss River to Litchfield National Park. You’ll enjoy a swim to cool off at tumbling Florence Falls and you’ll also visit Wangi Falls, surrounded by tropical monsoon rainforest and hear about its importance in Aboriginal custom. Get ready for a cross-country journey via the unsealed Marrakai Track (seasonally accessible), through cattle stations and back country to the Mary River region. Late-afternoon you’ll arrive at Wildman Wilderness Lodge, where you’ll stay in private permanent safari tents. Situated in the Mary River Wetlands and renowned for its incredible wildlife, the property seamlessly combines

comfort and chic with the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The lodge is the definition of ‘outback luxury’. Enjoy a beverage while the sun sets over the floodplains and after dinner maybe sit back with a nightcap by the fire pit. Hotel: Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Mary River. L DW

Day 2: Mary River – Kakadu Wake up to the evocative sounds of the floodplains. Head out to Corroboree Billabong and enjoy a wonderful wildlife cruise. You’ll join a local guide on a safari-style boat to see a myriad of different bird species, spot estuarine crocodiles and simply enjoy the stunning Mary River floodplains system. Next stop is Australia’s largest National Park – Kakadu. World Heritage listed, as both a cultural and natural sanctuary, Kakadu National Park is an Australian icon. Visit park headquarters, Bowali Visitors Centre then check in to your hotel where the buildings are shaped to represent a crocodile – the

region’s most famous resident! Relax and unwind with a refreshing dip in the hotel’s shaded outdoor pool or even wander through the on-site art gallery before you join your Driver Guide on a sunset walk at Ubirr rock art site. You’ll see ancient rock art and take a walk to discover remarkable views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments from the fantastic vantage point, Nadab Lookout. An Ubirr sunset is something that has to be seen to be believed, you will remember it forever. Return to your hotel for a delicious dinner. Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru. B L DW

Day 3: Kakadu – Katherine Gorge If you’re an early riser there’s a chance to take an early morning scenic flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land, or perhaps you might just want to sleep in before your day of activities. This morning you’ll visit Nourlangie to see its fascinating Aboriginal rock art for

• Canoe on the Katherine River

• Luxury small group experience

• Small vehicle with no more than 20 guests

• Experienced Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (4)  B • Lunches (5)  L • Dinners with wine (4)  DW

Katherine Gorge Dinner Cruise


Travel in a small group and stay in luxury accommodations in idyllic settings like Cicada Lodge in Nitmiluk National Park and Wildman Wilderness Lodge on the Mary River. Swim in nature’s infinity plunge pool at Gunlom Falls and see Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Cruise ancient waterways, spot native wildlife, and enjoy first class fare along the way.

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Inspiring Journeys

5 days from

Darwin Wangi Falls

Kakadu National Park MARY RIVER Ubirr 1 JABIRU 1 Nourlangie

Litchfield National Park Start End

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

Gunlom Falls 2 KATHERINE

GORGE Mataranka

Wildman Wilderness Lodge yourself. You’ll also hear firsthand from your Driver Guide a detailed interpretation of the art and the rich Aboriginal culture as you explore the various outdoor ‘galleries’ with art that dates back some 20,000 years. Later you’ll veer off the sealed road and on to a gravel track for a scenic crosscountry journey to Gunlom Falls. You’ll have time to take a hike to the top of the falls for a splash in picturesque natural plunge pool where you’re rewarded with spectacular views over the National Park. Take in the pristine natural beauty of the area while you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon you continue through Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park. Indulge in five-star luxury at Cicada Lodge, a stunning architect designed eco-lodge surrounded by nature, where each room has a private balcony that opens to the glories of Nitmiluk National Park. 

Hotel: Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park, 2 nights. B L DW

Day 4: Katherine Today meet Manual Pamkal who will welcome you with a traditional song on the didgeridoo. Manual was born and raised immersed in his rich traditional culture. He’ll share with you stories of growing up in the bush and teach you the fine art of rarrk painting using a special brush from a reed called Julk. Call up the inner artist within you and paint your own masterpiece to take home! Journey to Mataranka for a swim in the relaxing natural spring-fed thermal pool. The pool is said to have the power to soothe your aches and pains and bubbles up at a fairly constant 90 degrees. Just glorious! This evening, relax on a special dinner cruise along Katherine River. You’ll marvel at the gorges while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local

Jawoyn people. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance during the candle-lit three course dinner prepared on board your boat. B L DW

Day 5: Katherine – Farewell from Darwin This morning, either have a lie in or take the opportunity to grab a canoe for a paddle on the river (seasonal). It’s the most relaxing way to experience the National Park, completely immersed in nature in the mystical morning light. Travel north along the Stuart Highway stopping at Edith Falls along the way for a relaxing dip. Continue to Adelaide River War Cemetery. During WWII, Adelaide River was headquarters to a large military base, and a large cemetery was created especially for those who gave their lives in the service and defense of their country. Your Inspiring Journey concludes on arrival in Darwin. B L

USD 2625 CAD 3250

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

Darwin return

Code: MNDD All dates are Definite Departures USD 2625 | CAD 3250

USD 2675 | CAD 3325

USD 3410 | CAD 4225

USD 3470 | CAD 4315

Per Person Twin Share

Per Person Twin Share

Single*

2017

Start Apr 23 May 07 May 21 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 02 Jul 09 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 10 Sep 24

Single*

End Apr 27 May 11 May 25 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 06 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 03 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 14 Sep 28

2018

Start Apr 22 May 06 May 20 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 01 Jul 08 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 09 Sep 23

End Apr 26 May 10 May 24 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 05 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 13 Sep 27

*Single traveler must pay the single price. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/04/18. For additional departure dates visit: aatkings.com/mndd

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD260 | CAD330 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD195 | CAD245 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD130 | CAD165 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD390 | CAD495 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD325 | CAD410 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD260 | CAD330 Kings Club

Save up to USD130 | CAD165

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Flight information

Day prior to Day 1 – flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport Day 5 – flights to depart after 8.00pm from Darwin Airport Flights are not included in the holiday price.

Optional Experience: Nitmiluk Scenic Flight

Whether it’s a 3 gorge buzz or a flight over all 13 gorges, it’s definitely worth seeing Nitmiluk’s varied scenery from the air. You can even choose to land at a remote site for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity. Ask your Travel Director for details.

Mary River Wetlands Cruise


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Tasmanian Harvest

• Stay in luxury boutique accommodation • Immerse yourself in evocative art at MONA

• Taste delicious local wine at Moorilla Estate • Enjoy a degustation at The Source Restaurant

• Explore Salamanca Market • Indulge your senses on Bruny Island

• Step back in time at historic Shene Estate

• Visit World Heritage listed Brickendon Estate • Enjoy a country picnic at Quamby Estate • Taste 41° South Salmon produce

• Visit 7 Sheds micro brewery • Experience a Hunter and Gatherer dinner at Quamby Estate

• Hike around Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain

• Enjoy complimentary refreshments along the way • Taste whisky at Hellyers Road Distillery • Luxury small group experience

• Small vehicle with no more than 16 guests

• Experienced Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (6)  B • Lunches (4)  L • Highlight dinner (1)  HD • Dinners (3)  D

7 days

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Day 1: Welcome to Hobart On arrival in Hobart you’ll be transferred by private car to The Henry Jones Art Hotel. Designed by award-winning architects, the hotel is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel, standing proudly on Hobart’s glorious waterfront. A handsome row of historic warehouses dating from the 1820s (the former IXL jam factory) have been creatively transformed into this superb first class hotel that seamlessly combines antique and ultra modern styling and showcases the work of Tasmania’s visual artists. At Henry Jones, they’ve thought of everything! Meet your Driver Guide and traveling companions before setting out on your journey to discover Tasmania’s world class produce, culture and natural beauty. Cruise down the Derwent River for an afternoon of wine tasting and cultural regeneration at Hobart’s most fascinating and confronting cultural attraction, MONA. You’ll taste Moorilla Estate’s fine wines from the tank on a private tasting experience and Moo Brew Brewery’s famous beers before letting loose in the evocative MONA gallery. After discovering David Walsh’s famous collections, get to know your fellow travelers over a delicious 3 course degustation at The Source restaurant where Head Chef Phillipe Leban and his team have designed an ever evolving menu featuring seasonal produce from Tassie and beyond. Hotel: The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, 3 nights. D Day 2: Salamanca Market This morning is all yours, free to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavors, color and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through

the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts, and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce, meeting the friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Take a moment to sit back and relax at one of Salamanca’s cafés and watch the world pass you by with a refreshing ale or locally produced cider. This afternoon you’ll have a unique opportunity to delve in to Tasmania’s unique history from its convict past to modern day when you join a walking tour with a focus on Hobart’s early colonial days and the fascinating role alcohol consumption played. You’ll taste wines from several Tasmanian wine regions at the Gasworks Cellar Door, sample some fine Tasmanian Whisky and finish off with a cooling cider from a local craft cider house. B

Day 3: Bruny Island Discover the best of Bruny Island to experience the spectacular landscapes, gourmet produce and inspiring local people. After a short ferry ride to the secluded island, your first stop will be the Bruny Island Cheese Company where you’ll taste a selection of gourmet cheeses in a beautiful bush setting, along with fresh sourdough bread, baked onsite in the baker’s outdoor wood fired

oven. Next it’s on to Get Shucked Oyster Bar to sample freshly shucked pacific oysters. Delicious! If you thought that was enough eating for now, next up enjoy an al fresco morning tea. Bruny Island truly does provide Tasmania’s ultimate wilderness experience so you’ll have the opportunity to see white wallabies, native wildlife and birds in their natural habitat and take a beach walk to enjoy the fresh unspoiled air. Visit Australia’s southern most vineyard at lunch time to sample the premium wines with lunch then top off the day with a little locally made fudge and a visit to Bruny Island House of Whisky before you take the ferry back to the mainland. It’s sure to be a day to remember. B L

Day 4: Hobart – Launceston Today is all about grand estates and bygone eras. This morning take a short trip to Pontville to visit Shene Estate. Shene’s custodian, Anne Kernke will give you exclusive access to the country estate’s iconic colonial buildings including the main homestead where Anne lives with her family, the stables, barn, dairy and outbuildings. Anne and her family are incredibly passionate about sharing the rich and colorful past by throwing open and inviting you to look, touch and be inspired

Moorilla Estate


Only the best of the best will do! It’s all about fresh local produce and superb boutique accommodation. From Hobart to Cradle Mountain, explore Bruny Island, visit country estates and taste your way around the Meander Valley. Cruise to MONA, taste local whisky and wines and indulge with gourmet picnics and degustation dinners.

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Inspiring Journeys

Burnie Seven Sheds Brewery Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm

Launceston

2

CRADLE 1 41° South QUAMBY MOUNTAIN Salmon Farm ESTATE Start End

Brickendon Estate

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

7 days from

USD 3125 CAD 3875

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

Hobart to Launceston Shene Estate MONA HOBART 3

Code: HCLL

USD 3125 | CAD 3875

USD 3250 | CAD 4050

USD 4080 | CAD 5055

USD 4270 | CAD 5315

Per Person Twin Share Single*

2017

Start Feb 24 Mar 24 Apr 21

2017 continued Start Sep 15 Oct 13 Nov 17

2018

Jan 12 Feb 16 Mar 23 Apr 27

End Sep 21 Oct 19 Nov 23

Jan 18 Feb 22 Mar 29 May 03

*Single traveler must pay the single price. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/09/17. For additional departure dates visit: aatkings.com/hcll

Gourmet indulgence

41 ° South Salmon Farm

Single*

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Bruny Island

by the stunning property. It’s not uncommon to be strolling around the property when something shiny catches the eye and you realise you’ve uncovered more history in the form of antiquities, broken china or even decades-old horse shoes from the property’s polo days of old. Sit down with a warm cup of tea or coffee and a light bite to eat then continue north through the Midlands. Very different to Shene is World Heritage listed Brickendon Estate. While Shene was owned by gentry, Brickendon is an original convict working farm and is still, 7 generations on, owned and operated by the Archer family. The stunning grounds are reminiscent of a quaint English garden with ducks and geese waddling their way around the original timber barns and cottages. You’ll take a guided stroll with one of the Archer family around the property including the magnificent gardens that Angela Archer has been tending for the last 30 years. You’ll stay for the next two nights at Quamby Estate, an iconic country manor situated on 150 acres of picture perfect landscape. The estate dates back to 1828 and was formerly the ancestral home of Tasmania’s first local born Premier, Sir Richard Dry. At Quamby, the elegance lets you know you’re staying at one of Tasmania’s most prestigious properties and

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blends old world charm with modern touches. Quamby has rediscovered the lost art of picnics! On arrival, grab a picnic blanket and a basket full of goodies and take yourself off to a private patch of paradise with nothing between you and your partner but countryside. Just magic! This afternoon you may like to wander around the property, play a game of tennis or even grab a bicycle and take a ride down the surrounding country lanes. Hotel: Quamby Estate, Launceston, 2 nights. B L D

Day 5: Meander Valley Today’s journey will take you through the Meander Valley, known for its produce and farm gate sellers. You’ll visit Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm to enjoy a morning tea featuring the farm’s fresh raspberry creations, then 41° South Salmon & Ginseng Farm where you’ll join the Pyka family to hear how they came to be salmon farmers when they arrived in Australia from Germany. Take a wander through their property to learn a little about aquaculture and feed the salmon that have been reared in cold pristine waters sourced from Montana Falls. Before you leave, you must try the fresh smoked salmon. Next it’s off to a little town called Railton, known as the Town of Topiary, to visit Willie Simpson and Catherine Stark at their micro brewery. Enjoy a guided tour through their Seven Sheds Brewery and hop garden and hear how they use fresh local produce to create great flavors in the beer brewed on site. Before you leave you can taste their craft creations on tap in the tasting room. Back at Quamby Estate, tonight you’ll sit down to a special Hunter and Gatherer dinner crafted by the

estate’s Executive Chef to highlight the surrounding local produce. B HD

Day 6: Launceston – Cradle Mountain This morning it’s time to explore the pristine inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Driver Guide for a walk around Dove Lake before choosing how you spend your afternoon. For those that who want a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout and Wombat Pool, or if you’d like a leisurely meander back to Cradle Mountain lodge through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands you can follow the purpose built boardwalks and spot grazing wallabies, pademelons and echidna along the way. If horse riding or a pampering Vichy Shower Spa Treatment are more your thing, your Driver Guide can assist you in making a booking. Tonight have a delicious meal at the lodge in Highland Restaurant. Afterwards, sit back by one of the log fires and sip a warming whisky nightcap. Hotel: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. B L D

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD330 | CAD410 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD245 | CAD305 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD165 | CAD205 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD495 | CAD615 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD410 | CAD510 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD330 | CAD410 Kings Club

Save up to USD165 | CAD205

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Flight information

Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.00pm into Hobart Airport Day 7 – Flights to depart after 5.00pm from Launceston Airport Airfares are not included in the prices above.

Day 7: Farewell from Launceston Today you head towards Launceston via Tasmania’s rugged North Coast. In Burnie you’ll stop at Hellyers Road Distillery for a Whisky Walk and lunch. You’ll ramble through the working distillery where you’ll be shown the ingredients and processes that deliver one of the finest boutique single malt whiskys in the world. Continue along the coast with views of Bass Strait before you arrive in Launceston where your indulgent Inspiring Journey concludes. We know you’ll have plenty of wonderful tales to tell when you head home, and no doubt your friends and family will want to follow in your footsteps! B L MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)


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The Long White Cloud

11/12/22 days

• Stay in chalets and cruise on stunning Milford Sound for a once-in-a-lifetime experience • Kayak on Milford Sound • Journey on the iconic TranzAlpine Train

• Discover the fascinating Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki • Visit a jade factory

• Walk above the lush rainforest on the Treetop Walkway • Experience Franz Josef Glacier • Explore historic Arrowtown • Ride a gondola to Bob’s Peak for stunning views

• Immerse yourself in the untouched Stewart Island

• Explore New Zealand’s capital Wellington on a guided tour • Feast on a Maori Hangi at a unique dinner experience with the Tamaki family • Experience farm life at the Agrodome Sheep Show

• Discover the glowworms of Waitomo Glowworm Grotto

• Cruise through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ in the Bay of Islands • Hand-picked accommodations • Intimate small group experience

• Small vehicle with fewer than 20 guests

• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (21)  B • Lunches (3)  L • Highlight dinners (2)  HD • Dinners with wine (9)  DW • Dinner (1)  D • Farewell dinner (1)  FD

Tamaki Family Marae Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch Upon arrival in Christchurch, spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. Perhaps visit the International Antarctic Centre or Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s only open-range zoo. This evening meet your Travel Director for dinner and a welcome drink. Hotel: The George, Christchurch. DW Day 2: Christchurch – Punakaiki The TranzAlpine is rated as one of the world’s top ten scenic railway journeys. Travel across the Canterbury Plains through the spectacular Southern Alps. Then re-join your coach at Arthur’s Pass and travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Stay in an eco-friendly resort right on the waterfront. Hotel: Punakaiki Resort. B DW Day 3: Punakaiki – Franz Josef Today visit Hokitika for a greenstone (jade) Jewelery demonstration by a local carver. Then visit the West Coast’s Treetop Walkway, where you may take a stroll through the canopy of this lush rainforest. Stop at the gold-mining town of Ross en route to Franz Josef, where you’ll take a guided tour to the viewing area at the mighty Franz Josef Glacier with a local expert glacier guide. Your eco-friendly accommodation is set amid native bush, with an emphasis on relaxation and rejuvenation. This evening, why not treat yourself to Franz Josef’s local geothermal hot pools or perhaps a massage. Dinner is at the retreat. Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef. B D Day 4: Franz Josef – Queenstown See the glacier from the air on an optional scenic flight. Later today, travel over the Haast Pass and along

the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, stopping at Makarora at lunchtime. Stop to explore the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown, followed by an orientation tour of Queenstown. Surrounded by majestic mountains on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s scenery is inspiring. You’ll stay at Millbrook Resort, set amid sparkling streams and rolling hills in the Southern Alps. Hotel: Millbrook Resort, Queenstown, 3 nights. B DW

Day 5: Queenstown ‘Free Time’ Today is free for you to explore New Zealand’s adventure-capital. Perhaps play a round of golf or indulge in a spa treatment. Tonight you’ll ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for dinner with a view overlooking stunning Queenstown, the awesome Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu. B HD Day 6: Queenstown ‘Free Time’ Make the most of your extended stay in Queenstown. Why not take a trip to the Gibbston Valley Winery or take a jet boat ride down the mighty Shotover River (both own expense). Tonight you can dine at one of the many restaurants and cafés in town, or simply relax at your resort. B Day 7: Queenstown – Milford Sound Travel south along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. Later you’ll travel through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges before driving through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to the amazing Mirror Lake. Afterwards, walk to see the Chasm on your way into Milford Sound and take some time to kayak this majestic fiord, considered by many as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Tonight stay at the magical

Milford Sound Lodge, with views of the Cleddau Valley. Hotel: Milford Sound Lodge.* B D

* Departures prior to 01 October 2017 cruise overnight on Milford Sound. See 2016/17 New Zealand brochure for details.

Day 8: Milford Sound – Stewart Island Board the Southern Discoveries for a breakfast cruise on Milford Sound, before departing for Stewart island. This afternoon it’s on to the southernmost city in New Zealand, Invercargill. Board a ferry at Bluff and cruise to Stewart Island. With its clear, clean waters, lush rainforest, flora and fauna and unspoilt natural beauty, you’ll get a glimpse of an enviable slower lifestyle. Dine at one of the cafés or meet the locals at the hotel. Hotel: Bay Motel, Stewart Island, 2 nights. B Day 9: Stewart Island This morning you’re off on a Village and Bays tour before taking a lunch cruise on Paterson Inlet, where you’ll see many remote sandy beaches and wildlife. You’ll stop at Ulva Island and tour with the Department of Conservation on Ulva Island’s wildlife sanctuary. Learn about native birds like the Weka and spend time up close to native flora and fauna. Tonight, try your hand at a bit of kiwi-spotting in the native bush near your accommodation. B L Day 10: Stewart Island – Mt. Cook Board a ferry to the mainland. Admire the rural farming views of Southland as you travel back towards Queenstown. Travel over the Lindis Pass and into the MacKenzie high country, along the shores of Lake Pukaki to the foothills of Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere. Tonight enjoy dinner with a mountain view. Hotel: The Hermitage, Mt. Cook. B DW


Delve into the scenic delights of New Zealand with a small group of explorers. Combine natural beauty with creature comforts as you overnight in the rainforests of Franz Josef at the foothills of Mt. Cook, sleep among the treetops in the Coromandel Ranges and journey into the deep south to the wild and pristine landscapes of Stewart Island.

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Inspiring Journeys

22 days from

2

USD 8825 CAD 10975

BAY OF ISLANDS AUCKLAND 1 1 COROMANDEL 1 RANGES

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

Christchurch to Auckland

22 days  Code: NZIJ All dates are Definite Departures

2 ROTORUA Waitomo 1 TAUPO Caves

Start Jan 16 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 27 Mar 06 Mar 13

A Pa rth ss ur ’s

PUNAKAIKI 1

2

Start End

Day 11: Mt. Cook – Christchurch Travel to Lake Tekapo, where you’ll stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Later, join us at the home of Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a barbecue lunch in their 600 acre garden. Then travel along the Canterbury Plains to the Garden City of Christchurch. On a sightseeing tour see how the city is being rebuilt after the devastating 2011 earthquake. Hotel: The George, Christchurch. B L Day 12: Christchurch – Wellington Guests depart this morning in Christchurch (Code: NZSI). Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast to Kaikoura, famous for its whales. See New Zealand’s fur seals at Ohau Point, then travel to seaside Picton. Cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait to Wellington for a sightseeing tour. Guests join this afternoon in Wellington (Code: NZNI). Hotel: Sofitel, Wellington, 2 nights. B DW Day 13: Wellington ‘Free Time’ Today is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional Lord of the Rings movie tour, or even a cruise to Somes Island. B Day 14: Wellington – Taupo Travel the Kapiti Coast, past the dairy farms of Manawatu to Tongariro National Park to the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu. Visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. View Huka Falls and pass Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. Hotel: Hilton Hotel, Taupo. B DW Day 15: Taupo – Rotorua Explore the township of Taupo or try your hand at trout fishing before continuing to Rotorua. Gain an insight into local Maori culture and history at the Tamaki Family Marae, where you’ll experience customs like the Hongi

Day 17: Rotorua – Coromandel Make your way to the famous Waitomo Caves for an exclusive 5 star Eco Glow Worm experience. See the amazing glow worms, cave formations and the beauty of Footwhistle Cave. Next up is Matamata before a delicious lunch at Longlands Farm country-style restaurant. Now you’re off to the Coromandel to Puka Park Resort, where you’ll stay in Tree Hut Chalets, set among the native bush. Hotel: Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort, Coromandel Ranges. B L DW Day 18: Coromandel – Auckland After a leisurely breakfast, travel to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. After a sightseeing tour, you’re at leisure to explore the town and try out the Auckland restaurant scene. Hotel: Sofitel, Auckland. B Day 19: Auckland – Bay of Islands Travel to Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Then continue to the Waipoua Forest, home to the largest Kauri tree in existence, Tane Mahuta (over 2,000 years old). You’ll

2018

Start Jan 15 Jan 22 Feb 05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Mar 05 Mar 19

End Feb 05 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 26 Apr 09

Single*

USD 12490 | CAD 15525

Nov 06 Jan 01

Per Person Twin Share Single*

Nov 19 Dec 10 Dec 17

Dec 10 Dec 31 Jan 07

Christchurch to Christchurch 12 days  Code: NZSI All dates are Definite Departures USD 4995 | CAD 6250

USD 5195 | CAD 6475

USD 6555 | CAD 8190

USD 6695 | CAD 8340

Per Person Twin Share

Milford Sound Lodge

Day 16: Rotorua You’re off to the highly entertaining Agrodome Sheep Show. Witness the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog trials, cow milking and even a sheep auction. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park, set around a crystal clear mineral spring. You might even spot a kiwi or two! To complete your day you’ll visit the geothermal Whakarewarewa Living Village for an insight into Maori life. B

Single*

USD 9595| CAD 11925

Oct 16 Dec 11

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

greeting and learn some traditional words. Enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi meal cooked in the ground using geothermal steam. Hotel: Regent of Rotorua, 2 nights. B HD

Per Person Twin Share

Per Person Twin Share

USD 12225 | CAD 15200

TranzAlpine Train

STEWART ISLAND

End Feb 06 Feb 27 Mar 06 Mar 20 Mar 27 Apr 03

USD 9375 | CAD 11650

Kaikoura

FRANZ JOSEF 1 GLACIER 1 1 CHRISTCHURCH Lake Arrowtown 1 Tekapo MT. COOK MILFORD 1 SOUND 3 QUEENSTOWN

Bluff

USD 12225 | CAD 15200

2017

2

Lindis Pass

USD 11640 | CAD 14475 Single*

Picton WELLINGTON

Te Anau

USD 9375 | CAD 11650

Per Person Twin Share

Mt. Ruapehu

Hokitika

USD 8825 | CAD 10975

take a break before a Maori guide walks you through the native bush and explains the history and legend behind the mighty Kauri. Then head to your waterfront resort in the heart of the Bay of Islands and tonight it’s dinner at the resort. Hotel: Copthorne Resort, Bay of Islands, 2 nights. B DW

Day 20: Bay of Islands This morning you’ll take a ferry across the harbor to historic Russell and enjoy a guided tour of the first European settlement in New Zealand. A local guide will also take you on a walking tour of the town. The rest of the day is at your leisure. B Day 21: Bay of Islands – Auckland You’re off to the Bay of Islands, where you’ll take a cruise to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’; see historic Cape Brett as you explore some of the 165 islands in the bay. Later, you’ll have some time in Paihia for you to check out the local craft shops, go for a walk along the beachfront or just relax over a coffee with friends. Celebrate tonight at a farewell dinner in Auckland. Hotel: Sofitel, Auckland. B FD Day 22: Farewell from Auckland Your Inspiring Journey comes to an end as we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight. B

Flight information

Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Christchurch Airport (NZIJ, NZSI) Day 12 – Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport (NZSI) Day 12 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Wellington Airport (NZNI) Day 22 – Flights to depart anytime from Auckland Airport (NZIJ, NZNI) Airfares are not included in the prices above.

Per Person Twin Share

Single*

2017

Start Jan 16 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 27 Mar 06 Mar 13

Single*

End Jan 27 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24

USD 5195 | CAD 6475

2018

Start Jan 15 Jan 22 Feb 05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Mar 05 Mar 19

End Jan 26 Feb 02 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 02 Mar 16 Mar 30

Per Person Twin Share

USD 5325 | CAD 6625

Single*

USD 6845 | CAD 8515

Per Person Twin Share

USD 6695 | CAD 8340 Oct 16 Dec 11

Oct 27 Dec 22

Single*

Nov 19 Dec 10 Dec 17

Nov 30 Dec 21 Dec 28

Wellington to Auckland

11 days  Code: NZNI All dates are Definite Departures USD 3925 | CAD 4875

USD 4350 | CAD 5395

USD 5180| CAD 6435

USD 5750 | CAD 7140

Per Person Twin Share

Per Person Twin Share

Single*

2017

Start Jan 27 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24

Single*

End Feb 06 Feb 27 Mar 06 Mar 20 Mar 27 Apr 03

USD 4350 | CAD 5395

2018

Start Jan 26 Feb 02 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 02 Mar 16 Mar 30

End Feb 05 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 26 Apr 09

Per Person Twin Share

USD 4450 | CAD 5525

Single*

USD 5875 | CAD 7295

Per Person Twin Share

USD 5750 | CAD 7140 Oct 27 Dec 22

Nov 06 Jan 01

Single*

Nov 30 Dec 21 Dec 28

Dec 10 Dec 31 Jan 07

*Single traveler must pay the single price. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/10/17. For additional departure dates visit: aatkings.com/nzij, nzsi or nzni

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD940 | CAD1165 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD705 | CAD875 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD470 | CAD585 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD1410 | CAD1750 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD1175 | CAD1460 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD940 | CAD1170 Kings Club

Save up to USD470 | CAD585

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.


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Best of New Zealand

18 days

• Cruise through ‘Hole in the Rock’ in the Bay of Islands • Discover Waitomo and its famous Glowworm Grotto • Immerse yourself in Maori culture with the Tamaki family over dinner

• Journey through Mt. Ruapehu Tongariro National Park

• By My Guest at Shenandoah for an afternoon tea experience

• Explore Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand • Savor a delicious Kiwi BBQ at Morelea Farm

• Travel past magical glaciers, mountains and rainforest en route to Milford Sound • Taste Central Otago stone fruits at a local orchard

• Discover fascinating Franz Josef Glacier

• Visit a jade factory and marvel at artists at work • Walk around Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

• Travel on the TranzAlpine Train • Included Choice experiences

• Private car airport transfers on arrival and departure • Enjoy New Zealand wines with all hotel dinners

• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Breakfast of choice (6)  BC • Full buffet breakfasts (11)  B • Be My Guest lunch (1)  BG • Be My Guest afternoon tea (1)  BG • Dinners with wine (7)  DW • Highlight dinners (4)  HD • Farewell dinner (1)  FD

Tamaki Maori Village Day 1: Welcome to Auckland On arrival at Auckland Airport you’ll be met by private car and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore Auckland. This evening meet your Travel Director for a welcome reception and highlight dinner at The Langham. Your indulgent degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. Hotel: The Langham, Auckland. HD Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands This morning travel north through Orewa and along the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Enjoy a stop at Parry Kauri Park, then it’s on to Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand. This afternoon you’ll travel into the Bay of Islands. Experience spectacular scenery as you cruise through game fishing waters to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. The return trip to Paihia cruises through picturesque islands. Hotel: Copthorne Resort (Water View), Bay of Islands, 2 nights. B DW Day 3: Bay of Islands Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Perhaps go on a dolphin watching cruise, journey around Kerikeri on a wine tasting tour, or take a guided walk through Russell – New Zealand’s first capital. This evening sail aboard a historic tall ship as the sun sets, or glide down the Waitangi River for a sumptuous dinner cruise. BC Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland Before departing the Bay of Islands today, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve, (own expense). This afternoon sit back and

relax as you make your way down through Northland’s lush farmland scenery. From fresh sushi to mouthwatering seafood, from authentic Indian curries to decadent desserts, your highlight dinner tonight at Eight Restaurant at The Langham will satisfy any and all dining cravings. Hotel: The Langham, Auckland. BC HD

Day 5: Auckland – Rotorua After a tour of Auckland, trace the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves to sail through the Glowworm Grotto and discover the limestone formations. From Waitomo to Rotorua, venture through the King Country. On arrival in Rotorua an orientation tour takes in views of Lake Rotorua. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi feast highlight dinner and concert for an insight into Maori culture at the Tamaki Family Marae. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights. B HD Day 6: Rotorua Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Maori culture at Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, see the Agrodome Farm Show. Maybe ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. Tonight you have the option of staying at your hotel or with a local family – see page 36. BC Day 7: Rotorua – Wellington View the mighty Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. This afternoon visit Shenandoah for a unique Be My Guest experience. The historic villa’s owners, Simon

and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife including friendly Highland cows. Continue along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington. Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor, Wellington. BC BG DW

Day 8: Wellington – Blenheim This morning there’s time to visit the Parliament buildings and the Beehive, home to New Zealand’s politicians. Later, you’ll visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Cruise the Cook Strait into Queen Charlotte Sound. The village of Picton is next, then it’s on to Blenheim for a city sightseeing tour. Tonight enjoy a 5-course highlight dinner prepared from local produce matched with wines of the Marlborough region, including selections from Villa Maria and Saint Clair wineries. Hotel: Chateau Marlborough, Blenheim. B HD Day 9: Blenheim – Christchurch En route to the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, you’ll pass the Grassmere Salt Works and see New Zealand fur seals up close at Ohau Point. Travel to Christchurch and visit the Re:Start Mall, a project designed to breathe life back into the devastated Christchurch city center, after the earthquake of February 2011. Hotel: Novotel, Christchurch. B Day 10: Christchurch – Twizel Visit Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm, where you’ll get a taste of traditional New Zealand country life. You’ll be welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor and their beautiful 600 acre garden. You’ll have the chance to


From the sandy white beaches of the North Island, to the snow-capped mountains and rugged coastlines of the South Island, explore every nook of New Zealand. A heart-pounding haka welcomes you to Rotorua for a taste of Maori culture. A worldrenowned train journey tops-off your time in New Zealand with scenic splendor.

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Guided Vacations 18 days from

2 BAY OF ISLANDS

1 1

AUCKLAND

Waitomo Caves Mt. Ruapehu

2 ROTORUA Taupo

USD 5450 CAD 6775

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

Auckland to Christchurch

18 days  Code: ZABC All dates are Definite Departures USD 5650 | CAD 7050

USD 6075 | CAD 7550

USD 1690 | CAD 2100

USD 1855 | CAD 2310

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 22

Picton

1 WELLINGTON

Hokitika

A Pa rth ss ur’ s

PUNAKAIKI 1

1 BLENHEIM Kaikoura

TranzAlpine Train FRANZ JOSEF Mt. GLACIER 1 Cook 1 1 CHRISTCHURCH Haast 1 TWIZEL

Milford Sound

TE ANAU 1 Milford Sound

2 QUEENSTOWN 1 DUNEDIN

Start End

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

End May 09

USD 5450 | CAD 6775 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1610 | CAD 2000

Single Supplement Option

Jun 03 Sep 09

Jun 20 Sep 26

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Jan 06 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 03 Feb 10 Feb 17 Mar 03 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24

End Jan 23 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 06 Mar 20 Mar 27 Apr 03 Apr 10

USD 6075 | CAD 7550

USD 5795 | CAD 7225

USD 1855 | CAD 2310

USD 1765 | CAD 2195

Oct 07 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 04 Nov 18 Dec 02 Dec 16

Apr 21

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14 Nov 21 Dec 05 Dec 19 Jan 02*

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

May 08

USD 5595 | CAD 6950 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1665 | CAD 2070

Single Supplement Option

Jun 02 Sep 08

Jun 19 Sep 25

USD 6225 | CAD 7725 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1875 | CAD 2330

Single Supplement Option

see sheep shearing and farming demonstrations before enjoying a Be My Guest barbecue lunch and wait until you try Angie’s famous pavlova dessert! Later, see spectacular Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki and visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd on your way to Twizel. Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn, Twizel. B BG DW

Day 11: Twizel – Dunedin View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. You’ll stop in at the gorgeous harbor town of Oamaru. Most well-known for its stunning 19th century white limestone architecture, Oamaru is also home to potters, painters, cheese-makers and many other artisans. On arrival in Dunedin, you may wish to take a wander around the beautiful grounds of New Zealand’s first university, Otago University. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin. B DW Day 12: Dunedin Included Choice – Te Anau This morning choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to tour Larnach Castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway or take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Or choose a tour of Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, travel across farming land to the village of Te Anau, on the shores of Lake Te Anau. Hotel: Distinction Hotel, Te Anau. B DW Day 13: Te Anau – Queenstown You’ll be awestruck by the magnificence of the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. See rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-made Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on Milford Sound

will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown, where an orientation tour finishes this highlight day. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 2 nights. B

Day 14 : Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to ride the Shotover Jet, join a wine tour, play 9 holes of golf or take the gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. BC HD Day 15: Queenstown – Franz Josef Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown then enjoy delicious stone fruit at Cromwell. See lakes Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass and view Thunder Creek Falls. Our final destination for today is the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing), Franz Josef. BC DW Day 16: Franz Josef – Punakaiki Discover temperate rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Then explore Franz Josef Glacier – take a scenic flight or a glacier hike (both own expense). Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and Jewelery demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. You’ll spend the night in an eco-friendly resort, right on the waterfront. This evening enjoy dinner with wine at

your hotel, while watching the surf thundering at your doorstep! Hotel: Punakaiki Resort, Punakaiki. B DW

Day 17: Punakaiki – Christchurch Travel to the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine. This spectacular train journey dates back to 1914, and is rated as one of the word’s most scenic train trips. The train forges through tunnels and over viaducts with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, icy rivers, beech forests, gorges and river valleys. Join your Travel Director this evening for a farewell dinner with wine. Hotel: Novotel, Christchurch. B FD

Oct 06 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 03 Nov 17 Dec 01 Dec 15

Christchurch to Auckland

18 days  Code: ZCBA All dates are Definite Departures USD 6075 | CAD 7550

USD 6075 | CAD 7550

USD 1855 | CAD 2310

USD 1855 | CAD 2310

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 17

End Nov 15 Nov 29 Dec 13 Jan 03*

Day 18: Farewell from Christchurch Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred by private car to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. B

Flight information

Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Auckland Airport Day 18 – Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport Airfares are not included in the prices above.

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD610 | CAD755 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD455 | CAD565 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD305 | CAD380 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD915 | CAD1135 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD760| CAD945 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD610 | CAD760 Young traveler Triple share Kings Club

Save up to USD610 | CAD755 Save up to USD305 | CAD380 Save up to USD305 | CAD380

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06 Nov 13 Nov 20 Dec 04 Dec 18 Jan 01*

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Jan 14 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 11

End Jan 31 Feb 28 Mar 14 Mar 28

USD 6225 | CAD 7725 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1875 | CAD 2330

Single Supplement Option

Oct 28 Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 16

Nov 14 Nov 28 Dec 12 Jan 02*

*Festive season surcharge applies. Ask us for details. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/10/17. For additional departure dates and for the reverse itinerary from Christchurch to Auckland (Code: ZCBA) visit: aatkings.com/zabc or zcba

Looking for a winter escape?

We also have Guided Vacations departing between December 2016 & March 2017. Prices and itinerary may vary from those quoted on this page. For details visit aatkings/com/zabc 2016

Start Dec 03 Dec 17

End Dec 20 Jan 03

2017

Start Jan 07 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 04 Feb 11 Feb 18 Mar 04 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25

End Jan 24 Feb 04 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 04 Apr 11


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New Zealand Splendour

15 days

• Discover Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto

• Take your pick of a selection of included local highlight experiences at Rotorua • By My Guest at Shenandoah for an afternoon tea experience

• Wellington’s city sights and Mt. Victoria

• Sail the Cook Strait to Queen Charlotte Sound

• Enjoy in a 5 course degustation dinner in Blenheim • Savor a delicious Kiwi BBQ at Morelea Farm

• Marvel at the clear waters of Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki • Discover truly spectacular Milford Sound on a cruise

• Taste Central Otago stone fruit at a local orchard

• Discover Franz Josef Glacier • Visit a jade factory and marvel at artists at work • Walk around Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

• Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train • Included Choice experiences in Queenstown

• Private car airport transfers on arrival and departure • Enjoy New Zealand wines with all hotel dinners

• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Breakfast of choice (4)  BC • Full buffet breakfasts (10)  B • Be My Guest lunch (1)  BG • Be My Guest afternoon tea (1)  BG • Dinners with wine (6)  DW • Highlight dinners (4)  HD • Farewell dinner (1)  FD

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Day 1: Welcome to Auckland On arrival at Auckland Airport you’ll be met by private car and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore Auckland. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a welcome reception and highlight dinner at The Langham. Your indulgent degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. Hotel: The Langham, Auckland. HD Day 2: Auckland – Rotorua After a tour of Auckland, trace the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves to sail through the fascinating Glowworm Grotto and discover the limestone formations. From Waitomo to Rotorua you’ll venture through the King Country. On arrival in Rotorua an orientation tour takes in views of Lake Rotorua. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi feast highlight dinner and concert for an insight into Maori culture at the Tamaki Family Marae. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights. B HD Day 3: Rotorua Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Maori culture at Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, see the Agrodome Farm Show. Maybe ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. Tonight you have the option of staying at your hotel or with a local family in rural setting. Ask us at time of booking. BC Day 4: Rotorua – Wellington View the mighty Huka Falls and

drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. This afternoon visit Shenandoah for a unique Be My Guest experience. The historic villa’s owners, Simon and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife including friendly Highland cows. Continue along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington. Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor, Wellington. BC BG DW

Day 5: Wellington – Blenheim Why not discover more of Wellington this morning. There’s time to visit the Parliament buildings and the Beehive, home to New Zealand’s politicians. Later, you’ll visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Explore the exhibits at your leisure, including their unique Marae (Meeting House). Cruise the Cook Strait into Queen Charlotte Sound. The village of Picton is next, then it’s on to Blenheim for a city sightseeing tour. Tonight enjoy a 5-course highlight dinner prepared from local produce matched with wines of the Marlborough region, including selections from Villa Maria and Saint Clair wineries. Hotel: Chateau Marlborough, Blenheim. B HD Day 6: Blenheim – Christchurch En route to the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, you’ll pass the Grassmere Salt Works and see New Zealand fur seals up close at Ohau Point. Travel to Christchurch and see the extensive work carried out to rebuild the city after the earthquake of February 2011. Stop in and visit the Re:Start Mall, a project designed to

breathe life back into the city center. Hotel: Novotel, Christchurch. B

Day 7: Christchurch – Twizel Visit Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm, where you’ll get a taste of traditional New Zealand country life. You’ll be welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor and their beautiful 600 acre garden. You’ll have the chance to see sheep shearing and farming demonstrations before enjoying a Be My Guest barbecue lunch and wait until you try Angie’s famous pavlova dessert! Listen to the family’s story of growing up in rural New Zealand and their challenges of farming in the foothills of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Later, see spectacular Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki and visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd on your way to Twizel. Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn, Twizel. B BG DW Day 8: Twizel – Dunedin View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest man-made lake, Lake Benmore. You’ll stop in at the gorgeous harbor town of Oamaru. Most well-known for its stunning 19th century white limestone architecture, Oamaru is also home to potters, painters, cheese-makers and many other artisans. And you may even spot an Oamaru Blue Penguin! On arrival in Dunedin, you may wish to take a wander around the beautiful grounds of New Zealand’s first university, Otago University. Dunedin, also known as the Edinburgh of the south, has strong connections to its northern hemisphere sister city, even down to sharing many of the street names. This evening enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin. B DW


So many adventures to be had from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South. Venture down into the depths of a glowworm grotto, experience the fun and frivolity of a sing-along on a cruise in Queenstown, then fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the beach outside your hotel in Punakaiki.

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Guided Vacations 15 days from

USD 4650 CAD 5775

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

AUCKLAND 1

Auckland to Christchurch 2 ROTORUA

Waitomo Caves

Taupo

Mt. Ruapehu

15 days  Code: ZAAC All dates are Definite Departures USD 4825 | CAD 5975

USD 5175 | CAD 6425

USD 1400 | CAD 1745

USD 1540 | CAD 1915

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 25

Picton

1 WELLINGTON

Hokitika

A Pa rth ss ur’ s

PUNAKAIKI 1

1 BLENHEIM Kaikoura TranzAlpine Train

FRANZ JOSEF 1 Mt. GLACIER Cook 1 1 CHRISTCHURCH Haast 1 TWIZEL

Milford Sound

TE ANAU 1

2 QUEENSTOWN 1

DUNEDIN

Start End Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

End May 09

USD 4650 | CAD 5775 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1330 | CAD 1655

Single Supplement Option

Jun 06 Sep 12

Jun 20 Sep 26

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Jan 09 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 20 Mar 06 Mar 13 Mar 20 Mar 27

End Jan 23 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 06 Mar 20 Mar 27 Apr 03 Apr 10

USD 5175 | CAD 6425

USD 4975 | CAD 6195

USD 1540 | CAD 1915

USD 1465 | CAD 1820

Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 21 Dec 05 Dec 19

Apr 24

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14 Nov 21 Dec 05 Dec 19 Jan 02*

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

May 08

USD 4725 | CAD 5875 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1385 | CAD 1725

Single Supplement Option

Jun 05 Sep 11

Rotorua thermal reserve

Jun 19 Sep 25

USD 5295 | CAD 6575 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1550 | CAD 1930

Single Supplement Option

Day 9: Dunedin Included Choice – Te Anau This morning choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to tour Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway or take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Or choose a tour of Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, travel across farming land to the village of Te Anau, on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake. Hotel: Distinction Hotel, Te Anau. B DW Day 10: Te Anau – Queenstown You’ll be awestruck by the magnificence of the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Amazing photo opportunities await you today as you see rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-made Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown, where an orientation tour finishes this highlight day. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 2 nights. B Day 11: Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to ride the Shotover Jet, join a wine tour, play 9 holes of golf or take the gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw

to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. Why not join in a sing-a-long on your way back to Queenstown? BC HD

Day 12: Queenstown – Franz Josef Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown then enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell. See lakes Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass and view Thunder Creek Falls. Our final destination for today is the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier. You may want to view the glacier on a helicopter flight (own expense). This evening enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing), Franz Josef. BC DW Day 13: Franz Josef – Punakaiki It’s time for an exhilarating adventure among temperate rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Explore Franz Josef Glacier – take a scenic flight or a glacier hike (both own expense). Then you’ll depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and Jewelery demonstration. Later, travel to coastal Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. You’ll spend the night in an eco-friendly resort, right on the waterfront. This evening enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel, while watching the surf thundering at your doorstep! Hotel: Punakaiki Resort, Punakaiki. B DW Day 14: Punakaiki – Christchurch Travel to the alpine village of

Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine. This spectacular train journey dates back to 1914, and is rated as one of the word’s most scenic train trips. The train forges through tunnels and over viaducts with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, icy rivers, beech forests, gorges and river valleys. Join your Travel Director this evening for a farewell dinner with wine. Hotel: Novotel, Christchurch. B FD

Day 15: Farewell from Christchurch Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred by private car to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. B

Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06 Nov 20 Dec 04 Dec 18

Christchurch to Auckland

15 days  Code: ZCCA All dates are Definite Departures USD 5175 | CAD 6425

USD 5175 | CAD 6425

USD 1540 | CAD 1915

USD 1540 | CAD 1915

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 17

End Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 31*

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Jan 14 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 11

End Jan 28 Feb 25 Mar 11 Mar 25

USD 5295 | CAD 6575 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1550 | CAD 1930

Single Supplement Option

Oct 28 Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 16

Flight information

Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Auckland Airport Day 15 – Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport

Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06 Nov 13 Nov 20 Dec 04 Dec 18 Jan 01*

Nov 10 Nov 24 Dec 08 Dec 29*

*Festive season surcharge applies. Ask us for details. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/10/17. For additional departure dates and for the reverse itinerary from Christchurch to Auckland (Code: ZCCA) visit: aatkings.com/zaac or zcca

Airfares are not included in the prices above.

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD520 | CAD645 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD390 | CAD480 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD260 | CAD320 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD780 | CAD965 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD650 | CAD800 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD520 | CAD640 Young traveler Triple share Kings Club

Save up to USD520 | CAD645 Save up to USD260 | CAD320 Save up to USD260 | CAD320

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Looking for a winter escape?

We also have Guided Vacations departing between December 2016 & March 2017. Prices and itinerary may vary from those quoted on this page. For details visit aatkings/com/zaac 2016

Start Dec 06 Dec 20

End Dec 20 Jan 03

2017

Start Jan 10 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 07 Feb 14 Feb 21 Mar 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28

End Jan 24 Feb 07 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07 Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 04 Apr 11


34

Southern Spectacular

10 days

Queenstown wine tour

• Visit a working sheep farm

• Experience warm Kiwi hospitality at Morelea Farm for Be My Guest a BBQ lunch

• Visit Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo

• Take your pick of a selection of included local highlight experiences at Dunedin

• Journey through spectacular Fiordland National Park with its magnificent scenery • Cruise on truly inspiring Milford Sound

• Visit historic Arrowtown • See Franz Josef Glacier

• Visit a green stone factory • Walk around Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks

• Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train • Included Choice experiences

• Private car airport transfers on arrival and departure

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch On arrival at Christchurch Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a welcome reception. Hotel: Novotel, Christchurch. Day 2: Christchurch – Twizel Visit Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm, where you’ll get a taste of traditional New Zealand country life. You’ll be welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. You’ll have the chance to experience sheep shearing and farming demonstrations before enjoying a Be My Guest BBQ lunch, and wait until you try Angie’s famous pavlova dessert! Listen to the family’s story of growing up in rural New Zealand and their challenges of farming in the foothills of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. See Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki and visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd on your way to Twizel. Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn, Twizel. B BG DW

• Enjoy New Zealand wines with all hotel dinners

• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Breakfast of choice (2)  BC • Full buffet breakfasts (7)  B • Be My Guest lunch (1)  BG • Dinners with wine (5)  DW • Highlight dinner (1)  HD • Farewell dinner (1)  FD

TSS Earnslaw

Day 3: Twizel – Dunedin Your day starts with a photo stop at the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. From the Waitaki Valley you’ll then travel through to the township of Oamaru, with its stately tree-lined streets and its famous white limestone buildings. This afternoon you’ll make your way down to the southern-most New Zealand city, Dunedin. With the rest of your afternoon at leisure why not take part in an optional experience to see more of the region. Tonight, enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin. B DW

Day 4: Dunedin Included Choice – Te Anau This morning choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to tour Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway or take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Or choose a tour of Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, travel across farming land to the village of Te Anau, on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s

largest lake. This evening enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel. Hotel: Distinction Hotel, Te Anau. B DW

Day 5: Te Anau – Queenstown You’ll be awestruck by the magnificence of the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Amazing photo opportunities await you today as you see rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-made Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown, where an orientation tour finishes this highlight day. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 2 nights. B Day 6: Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to ride the Shotover Jet, join a wine tour, or play 9 holes of golf. Take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant


Indulge in a delicious home-cooked barbecue lunch when you visit Morelea Farm and meet the Kiwi farming family of Angie and Stan Taylor. Make sure you have your camera battery charged to capture magnificent sights as you journey down into Milford Sound. Watch as master carvers create works of art out of the blocks of Pounamu. Start

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

End

35

Guided Vacations 10 days from

USD 3125 CAD 3875

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

Christchurch return

PUNAKAIKI 1

Arthur’s Pass Hokitika TranzAlpine Train FRANZ JOSEF Mt. GLACIER 1 Cook 1 1 Haast CHRISTCHURCH 1 TWIZEL Milford Sound

2 QUEENSTOWN

TE ANAU 1

Oamaru

1 DUNEDIN

10 days  Code: ZCQR All dates are Definite Departures USD 3250 | CAD 4050

USD 3550 | CAD 4395

USD 935 | CAD 1160

USD 1030 | CAD 1280

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 30

End May 09

USD 3125 | CAD 3875 Per Person Twin Share

USD 875 | CAD 1090

Single Supplement Option

Jun 11 Sep 17

Jun 20 Sep 26

USD 3550 | CAD 4395 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1030 | CAD 1280

Single Supplement Option

Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 05 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 24

Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14 Nov 21 Dec 05 Dec 19 Jan 02*

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 04 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25

USD 3395 | CAD 4225 Per Person Twin Share

USD 975 | CAD 1215

Single Supplement Option

Apr 01 Apr 29

Apr 10 May 08

USD 3225 | CAD 3995 Per Person Twin Share

USD 910 | CAD 1135

Single Supplement Option

Jun 10 Sep 16

Road to Punakaiki

End Jan 23 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 06 Mar 20 Mar 27 Apr 03

Jun 19 Sep 25

USD 3625 | CAD 4495 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1040 | CAD 1295

Single Supplement Option

for dinner, or take a 4WD minibus through spectacular Skippers Canyon. After a day of activity, enjoy a peaceful evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Then enjoy an entertaining farm show providing a glimpse into high-country farm life. On the cruise back, join in a sing-along or a dance on the polished floors of the Earnslaw. BC HD

Day 7: Queenstown – Franz Josef Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, then enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell. See lakes Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass and view Thunder Creek Falls. Then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible and still advancing glacier. This evening enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing), Franz Josef. BC DW Day 8: Franz Josef – Punakaiki It’s time for an exhilarating adventure among temperate

rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Explore Franz Josef Glacier – take a scenic flight or a glacier hike (both own expense). Then you’ll depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and Jewelery demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. You’ll spend the night in an eco-friendly resort, right on the waterfront. This evening enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel, while watching the surf thundering at your doorstep! Hotel: Punakaiki Resort, Punakaiki. B DW

Day 9: Punakaiki – Christchurch Travel to the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine. This spectacular train journey dates back to 1914, and is rated as one of the word’s most scenic train trips. The train forges through tunnels and over viaducts with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, icy rivers, beech forests, gorges and river valleys. Join your Travel Director this evening for a farewell dinner with wine. Hotel: Novotel, Christchurch. B FD

Day 10: Farewell from Christchurch Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred by private car to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. B

Flight information

Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Christchurch Airport Day 10 – Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport Airfares are not included in the prices above.

Ways to Save

Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 04 Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 09 Dec 23

Christchurch return

10 days  Code: ZRQC All dates are Definite Departures USD 3550 | CAD 4395

USD 3550 | CAD 4395

USD 1030 | CAD 1280

USD 1030 | CAD 1280

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 17

End Nov 07 Nov 21 Dec 05 Dec 26*

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD355 | CAD440 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD265 | CAD330 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD180 | CAD220 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD535 | CAD660 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD445 | CAD550 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD360 | CAD440 Young traveler Triple share Kings Club

Save up to USD355 | CAD440 Save up to USD180 | CAD220 Save up to USD180 | CAD220

Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06 Nov 13 Nov 20 Dec 04 Dec 18 Jan 01*

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Jan 14 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 11

End Jan 23 Feb 20 Mar 06 Mar 20

USD 3625 | CAD 4495 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1040 | CAD 1295

Single Supplement Option

Oct 28 Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 16

Nov 06 Nov 20 Dec 04 Dec 25*

*Festive season surcharge applies. Ask us for details. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/10/17. For additional departure dates and for the reverse itinerary from Christchurch return (Code: ZRQC) visit: aatkings.com/zcqr or zrqc

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Not your typical jet boat ride. Stay warm and dry and soak up the incredible stories of the Haast region. JP Travel Director

Optional Experience Day 7: Haast River Safari

Complete your New Zealand vacation with the Haast River jet boating safari! Your boat is fully enclosed so you remain warm and dry, yet visibility is ensured. Learn from your experienced jet boat driver about this remarkable glacial valley and the Kiwi spirit that enabled the Haast community to survive on the edge of the wilderness. Ask your Travel Director for details.

Looking for a winter escape?

We also have Guided Vacations departing between December 2016 & March 2017. Prices and itinerary may vary from those quoted on this page. For details visit aatkings/com/zcqr 2016

Start Dec 11 Dec 25

End Dec 20 Jan 03

2017

Start Jan 15 Jan 29 Jan 05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26

End Jan 24 Feb 07 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07 Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 04


36

Kia Ora New Zealand

• Cruise in the stunning Bay of Islands and through ‘Hole in the Rock’

• Cruise through Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto

• Feast on a Maori Hangi at a unique dinner experience with the Tamaki family

• Discover the arts and traditions of New Zealand’s Maori culture • Explore New Zealand’s capital Wellington

• Visit Te Papa the Museum of New Zealand • Set sail on Queen Charlotte Sound

• Marvel at Fur Seals at Ohau Point and Whales at Kaikoura • See spectacular Lake Tekapo and Lake Te Anau • Cruise on breath-taking Milford Sound

• Let loose in the adventure capital Queenstown • Sail across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak for a unique highlight dinner • See awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier

• Visit a green stone factory and watch the jade artists at work • Tour through Christchurch to witness the incredible rebuild of the city

• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (16)  B • Highlight dinners (2)  HD • Farewell dinner (1)  FD • Dinners (8)  D

17 days

Hongi greeting, Tamaki Maori Village Day 1: Welcome to Auckland After your airport transfer to your hotel, explore Auckland your way. This evening enjoy a welcome reception with your Travel Director. Hotel: VR Queen Street, Auckland. Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands Depart Auckland and travel along the Hibiscus Coast to the Bay of Islands. Take a scenic cruise through game fishing waters to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the ‘Hole in the Rock’. The return cruise to Paihia meanders through picturesque islands with deserted sandy beaches and secluded bays. Keep your eyes peeled for the marine life. Hotel: Copthorne Resort (Garden View), Bay of Islands, 2 nights. B D Day 3: Bay of Islands ‘Free Time’ Explore the Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a ferry to Russell, go sailing on a tall ship, dolphin-watching on the bay or play a round of golf or enjoy a dinner cruise on the Waitangi River. B Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland Enjoy a leisurely morning before traveling through lush farmlands on your way back to Auckland. Hotel: VR Queen Street, Auckland. B D

Day 5: Auckland – Rotorua After an Auckland city sights tour you’ll trace the Waikato River to Waitomo Caves. Tour the amazing Glowworm Grotto by boat. Then arrive in Rotorua for an orientation tour. Tonight enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi feast highlight dinner and concert, for an insight into Maori culture, at the Tamaki Family Marae. Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights. B HD Day 6: Rotorua Visit the Agrodome Sheep how, then enjoy an afternoon of ‘Free Time’ – visit Rainbow Springs, abundant with Rainbow Trout and native fauna including the kiwi or Te Puia, where a local Maori will guide you through the Geothermal valley with its mud pools and geysers. B Day 7: Rotorua – Wellington

This morning depart Rotorua traveling south to Wairakei and on to Taupo, in the very heart of the North Island. Stop to view mighty Huka Falls before following the eastern shoreline of Lake Taupo. Continue through rich farming lands into the capital city Wellington. This evening celebrate your vacation

Rural Homestay Option: Day 6

A warm welcome awaits you on your New Zealand rural homestay and your hosts will provide you with the wonderful Kiwi hospitality that really makes you feel ‘at home’. Enjoy dinner and breakfast, a tour to introduce you to their way of life and comfortable accommodation in their home or cottages. You may choose to meet the animals, which may include sheep, cows, deer and many others, or simply relax and enjoy the company of your hosts and the scenic surroundings. Additional cost per person USD55 | CAD70.

at dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends. Hotel: Travelodge, Wellington. B D

Day 8: Wellington – Picton This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Wellington. Take in the panoramic views from the top of Mt. Victoria. There will be time to explore the Parliament buildings and the Beehive, home to New Zealand’s politicians. Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand and explore the fascinating exhibits at your leisure, including their unique Marae or Maori Meeting House. Cruise the Cook Strait into Queen Charlotte Sound and Picton. Hotel: Beachcomber, Picton. B D Day 9: Picton – Christchurch Get up close and personal with some New Zealand fur seals at Ohau Point, watch whales at Kaikoura, (optional scenic whale-watching flight is available) and travel across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch. B Day 10: Christchurch – Omarama Free time to relax this morning. Later see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, visit the Church of the Good


Begin your New Zealand story with a cruise in the stunning Bay of Islands. Continue the narrative with the arts and traditions of Maori culture, and the sweeping vistas of the Marlborough Sounds. Conclude your epic narrative with tales of intrepid settlers in Central Otago, and thrills in Queenstown, the adventure capital.

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Guided Vacations 17 days from

2

BAY OF ISLANDS

USD 3695 CAD 4625

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

1 1 AUCKLAND

Auckland to Christchurch

Waitomo Caves

2 ROTORUA

Mt. Ruapehu

Taupo

17 days  Code: LABC All dates are Definite Departures USD 3925 | CAD 4875

USD 4350 | CAD 5395

USD 1270 | CAD 1580

USD 1365 | CAD 1700

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 22

PICTON Hokitika

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 1 Haast

Milford Sound

TE ANAU 1 Bay of Islands

Arthur’s Pass

1

1 WELLINGTON

USD 3695 | CAD 4625 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1235 | CAD 1535

Single Supplement Option

Kaikoura TranzAlpine Train

Mt. Cook 1 1 CHRISTCHURCH

Jun 03 Sep 09 Sep 30

Jun 19 Sep 25 Oct 16

USD 4350 | CAD 5395 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1365 | CAD 1700

Single Supplement Option

1 OMARAMA

2 QUEENSTOWN

Oamaru

1 DUNEDIN

End May 08

Start End

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

Oct 14 Oct 28 Nov 11 Dec 09 Dec 23 Dec 30

Oct 30 Nov 13 Nov 27 Dec 25 Jan 08* Jan 15*

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Jan 06 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 03 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 03 Mar 24

End Jan 22 Feb 05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Apr 09

USD 4075 | CAD 5075 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1315 | CAD 1635

Single Supplement Option

Apr 21

May 07

USD 3850 | CAD 4795 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1265 | CAD 1575

Single Supplement Option

Jun 02 Sep 08 Sep 29

Jun 18 Sep 24 Oct 15

USD 4425 | CAD 5495 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1375 | CAD 1715

Single Supplement Option

Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mt. Cook National Park (optional Mt. Cook scenic flight is available). Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama. B D

Day 11: Omarama – Dunedin Your day starts along the Waitaki River with the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru with its famous white limestone buildings to Dunedin, where you’ll tour the city. Then you’ve got the afternoon to yourself – perhaps take a Wildlife Cruise, visit the Cadbury Chocolate Factory or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. B D Day 12: Dunedin – Te Anau After a free morning, you’ll cross sheep-filled farming land to the South Island’s biggest lake and the town of Te Anau, where tonight you can take a Glowworm Caves tour (own expense). Hotel: Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau. B D Day 13: Te Anau – Queenstown Journey through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, where you will cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. See Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown for a sightseeing tour on arrival. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown, 2 nights. B Day 14: Queenstown ‘Free Time’ Explore thrilling Queenstown your way – from wine tours to jet boat rides and white water rafting. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw,

to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. Why not join in a sing-a-long on your cruise back to Queenstown? B HD

Day 15: Queenstown – Franz Josef The first stop is historic Arrowtown. Next is Cromwell to taste its sensational stone fruit. Then it’s a trio of lakes – Lake Dunstan, Hawea, Wanaka before you travel through Haast Pass, view Thunder Creek Falls and take a rainforest walk. Our final destination today is the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier (an optional scenic flight is available). Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing), Franz Josef. B D Day 16: Franz Josef – Christchurch You’ll visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and Jewelery demonstration first up then travel to Arthur’s Pass to board the TranzAlpine, one of the top 6 train journeys in the world. This spectacular journey takes you through the Southern Alps and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. This evening celebrate your vacation at a farewell dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends. Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch. B FD Day 17: Farewell from Christchurch Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. B

Oct 13 Oct 27 Nov 10 Dec 08 Dec 22 Dec 29

Optional Experience Day 15:

Haast River Safari

Complete your Kiwi vacation with the Haast River jet boating adventure! Your boat is enclosed so you remain warm and dry. Learn from your experienced jet boat driver how Haast community survived on the edge of wilderness in this glacial valley. Ask your Travel Director for details.

Flight information

Auckland to Christchurch (LABC) Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Auckland Airport Day 17 – Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport Christchurch to Auckland (LCBA) Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Christchurch Airport Day 17 – Flights to depart anytime from Auckland Airport Airfares are not included in the prices above.

Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 24 Jan 07* Jan 14*

Christchurch to Auckland 17 days  Code: LCBA All dates are Definite Departures USD 3925 | CAD 4875

USD 4350 | CAD 5395

USD 1270 | CAD 1580

USD 1365 | CAD 1700

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 10

End Apr 26

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Single Supplement Option

Start Jan 01 Jan 08 Jan 15 Jan 29 Feb 05 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 12

Jun 19 Aug 28

USD 4075 | CAD 5075

USD 3695 | CAD 4625 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1235 | CAD 1535

Jul 05 Sep 13

USD 4350 | CAD 5395 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1365 | CAD 1700

Single Supplement Option

Oct 02 Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 13 Dec 11

Oct 18 Nov 01 Nov 15 Nov 29 Dec 27*

End Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 14 Mar 28

Per Person Twin Share

USD 1315 | CAD 1635

Single Supplement Option

Apr 09

Apr 25

USD 3850 | CAD 4795 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1265 | CAD 1575

Single Supplement Option

Jun 18 Aug 27

Jul 04 Sep 12

USD 4425 | CAD 5495 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1375 | CAD 1715

Single Supplement Option

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD440 | CAD540 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD325 | CAD405 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD220 | CAD270 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD660 | CAD810 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD545 | CAD675 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD440 | CAD540 Young traveler Triple share Kings Club

Save up to USD435 | CAD540 Save up to USD220 | CAD270 Save up to USD220 | CAD270

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Oct 01 Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 31

Oct 17 Oct 31 Nov 14 Nov 28 Dec 26 Jan 02* Jan 16*

*Festive season surcharge applies. Ask us for details. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/10/17. For additional departure dates and for the reverse itinerary from Christchurch to Auckland (Code: LCBA) visit: aatkings.com/labc or lcba

Looking for a winter escape?

We also have Guided Vacations departing between December 2016 & March 2017. Prices and itinerary may vary from those quoted on this page. For details visit aatkings/com/labc or lcba


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New Zealand Marvel

• Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train

• Visit a green stone factory & watch the jade artists at work • See awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier

• Travel through the magnificent rainforest of Haast Pass • Visit the old gold mining village of Arrowtown

• Let loose in the adventure capital Queenstown

• Sail across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak for a unique highlight dinner

• Travel past ancient glaciers, spectacular mountains and magical rainforest en route to Milford Sound • Cruise on mystical Milford Sound

• Visit Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo

• Marvel at Fur Seals at Ohau Point and Whales at Kaikoura • Cruise through Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto

• Feast on a Maori Hangi at a unique dinner experience with the Tamaki family

• Discover the arts and traditions of New Zealand’s Maori culture • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (13)  B • Highlight dinners (2)  HD • Farewell dinner (1)  FD • Dinners (7)  D

14 days

Mirror Lakes Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch On arrival in Christchurch you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Perhaps take a walk along the Avon River before a welcome reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch. D Day 2: Christchurch – Franz Josef This morning you’ll board the TranzAlpine, one of the top 6 train journeys in the world. This spectacular railway takes you across the Canterbury Plains and through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Later, visit Hokitika home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit to see local artists at work. Next stop is Franz Josef Glacier (optional scenic Franz Josef Glacier flight available). Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing), Franz Josef. B D Day 3: Franz Josef – Queenstown Travel through the Haast Pass. See Thunder Creek Falls, take a rainforest walk and then it’s a trio of lakes – Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan. Next up try sumptuous stone fruit at a Cromwell orchard. Later, you’ll visit historic gold mining

Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers. On arrival in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure-capital, you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown, 2 nights. B

opportunities at the Chasm, Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Return to lakeside Te Anau, where this evening you’ll have the option to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Hotel: Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau. B D

Day 4: Queenstown ‘Free Time’ Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day. From wine tours to jet boat rides and white water rafting, Queenstown will surprise and exhilarate! This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining afterdinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. B HD

Day 6: Te Anau – Dunedin Cross sheep-filled farming land to Dunedin for a city tour. With ‘Free Time’ this afternoon, consider a wildlife cruise to see Penguins and Royal Albatross, a visit to the Cadbury Factory or ride the Taieri Gorge Railway. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. B D

Day 5: Queenstown – Te Anau Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You’ll be awe-struck by the great sights of Fiordland National Park on your journey to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you’ll take a spectacular cruise on this natural wonder. En route you’ll have abundant photo

Rural Homestay Option: Day 12

A warm welcome awaits you on your New Zealand rural homestay and your hosts will provide you with the wonderful Kiwi hospitality that really makes you feel ‘at home’. Enjoy dinner and breakfast, a tour to introduce you to their way of life and comfortable accommodation in their home or cottages. You may choose to meet the animals, which may include sheep, cows, deer and many others, or simply relax and enjoy the company of your hosts and the scenic surroundings. Additional cost per person USD55 | CAD70.

Day 7: Dunedin – Omarama This morning, you have the opportunity to visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Later, travel through Oamaru, famous for its limestone buildings, passing the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and the Benmore Dam on your way to Omarama. Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama. B D Day 8: Omarama – Christchurch Soak up the scenery of Mt. Cook National Park (optional scenic flight available). See Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo, visit the Church


From the impressive display of the glaciers of the West Coast, to the sensational alpine landscape of Lake Tekapo and Mt. Cook National Park, right up to the extraordinary geysers of Rotorua and the dramatic underground caverns of the Waitomo Caves, there is an abundance of spectacular natural sights to take your breath away.

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Guided Vacations 14 days from

USD 3075 CAD 3825

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

AUCKLAND 1

Christchurch to Auckland 2 ROTORUA

Waitomo Caves

Taupo Mt. Ruapehu

Start

Haast Milford Sound

TE ANAU 1

USD 1120 | CAD 1390

Start Apr 10

Arthur’s Pass

Hokitika

USD 3650 | CAD 4525

USD 1035 | CAD 1285

Per Person Twin Share

2017

PICTON 1

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 1

USD 3275 | CAD 4050 Single Supplement Option

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

End

14 days  Code: LCCA All dates are Definite Departures

1 WELLINGTON

End Apr 23

TranzAlpine Train

Mt. Cook 1 1 CHRISTCHURCH

Jun 19 Aug 28

USD 3395 | CAD 4225

Per Person Twin Share

Jul 02 Sep 10

USD 3650 | CAD 4525 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1120 | CAD 1390 Oct 02 Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 13 Dec 11

2 QUEENSTOWN

Oamaru

Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 24

Day 10: Picton – Wellington Cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait to Wellington for a city tour before ‘Free Time’ and then you’ll visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where you’ll have time to explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history and cultural heritage. Hotel: Travelodge, Wellington. B D Day 11: Wellington – Rotorua Travel along the Kapiti Coast, past the dairy farms of Manawatu to Tongariro National Park and discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu.

Single Supplement Option

Apr 09

Apr 22

USD 3195 | CAD 3975 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1025 | CAD 1275

Single Supplement Option

Jul 01 Sep 09

Per Person Twin Share

USD 1130 | CAD 1405

Single Supplement Option

Visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. View Huka Falls and pass the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. Tonight enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert and gain an insight into Maori culture. Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights. B HD

Day 12: Rotorua Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a sample of farm life where you’ll gain an exciting and informative insight into agriculture in New Zealand. See the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feeding of lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Then enjoy an afternoon of ‘Free Time’ – perhaps visit Rainbow Springs, abundant with Rainbow Trout and native fauna including the kiwi, or Te Puia, where a local Maori will guide you through the geothermal valley with its mud pools and geysers. B Day 13: Rotorua – Auckland This morning travel through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves. See the amazing underground Glowworm Grotto by boat and walk through the limestone caves. Later you’ll follow

the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, into Auckland, to enjoy a sightseeing tour of New Zealand’s largest city. This evening celebrate your vacation at a farewell dinner with your Travel Director. Hotel: VR Queen Street, Auckland. B FD

Day 14: Farewell from Auckland Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight. B

Oct 01 Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 31

Flight information

Christchurch to Auckland (LCCA) Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Christchurch Airport Day 14 – Flights to depart anytime from Auckland Airport Auckland to Christchurch (LAAC) Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Auckland Airport Day 14 – Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport Airfares are not included in the prices above.

Oct 14 Oct 28 Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 23 Dec 30* Jan 13*

Auckland to Christchurch 14 days  Code: LAAC All dates are Definite Departures USD 3275 | CAD 4050

USD 3650 | CAD 4525

USD 1035 | CAD 1285

USD 1120 | CAD 1390

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 25

End May 08

USD 3075 | CAD 3825 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1000 | CAD 1250

Single Supplement Option

Jun 06 Sep 12

Jun 19 Sep 25

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2018

Start Jan 02 Jan 09 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 06 Mar 27

End Jan 15 Jan 22 Feb 05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Apr 09

USD 3650 | CAD 4525

USD 3395 | CAD 4225

USD 1120 | CAD 1390

USD 1075 | CAD 1335

Oct 03 Oct 17 Oct 31 Nov 14 Dec 12 Dec 26

Apr 24

Per Person Twin Share

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

Single Supplement Option

Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 13 Nov 27 Dec 25 Jan 08*

May 07

USD 3195 | CAD 3975 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1025 | CAD 1275

Single Supplement Option

Jun 05 Sep 11

Jun 18 Sep 24

USD 3695 | CAD 4595 Per Person Twin Share

USD 1130 | CAD 1405

Ways to Save

Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD370 | CAD450 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD275 | CAD340 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD185 | CAD225 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD555 | CAD675 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD460 | CAD565 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD370 | CAD450 Young traveler Triple share Kings Club

TSS Earnslaw

USD 1075 | CAD 1335

USD 3695 | CAD 4595

Tamaki Maori Village

Day 9: Christchurch – Picton Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast to Kaikoura, famous for its whales (optional whale watching flight is available). Get up close and personal with some New Zealand fur seals at Ohau Point. Pass the Grassmere Salt Works then travel to the pretty seaside fishing village of Picton for an orientation tour. Hotel: Beachcomber, Picton. B D

End Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 11 Mar 25

Per Person Twin Share

Jun 18 Aug 27

1 DUNEDIN

of the Good Shepherd and travel across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch to explore the rebuild of this fascinating city. Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch. B

2018

Single Supplement Option

USD 3075 | CAD 3825

Single Supplement Option

1 OMARAMA

Single Supplement Option

Start Jan 01 Jan 08 Jan 15 Jan 29 Feb 05 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 12

USD 1000 | CAD 1250

Kaikoura

Per Person Twin Share

Save up to USD365 | CAD455 Save up to USD185 | CAD225 Save up to USD185 | CAD225

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Single Supplement Option

Oct 02 Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 13 Dec 11 Dec 25

Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 24 Jan 07*

*Festive season surcharge applies. Ask us for details. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/10/17. For additional departure dates and for the reverse itinerary from Auckland to Christchurch (Code: LAAC) visit: aatkings.com/lcca or laac

Looking for a winter escape?

We also have Guided Vacations departing between December 2016 & March 2017. Prices and itinerary may vary from those quoted on this page. For details visit aatkings/com/lcca or laac


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Southern Spotlight

• Journey past crystal clear lakes and towering mountains through Mt. Cook National Park

• Visit Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo

• Stay on the shores of Lake Te Anau

• Travel past ancient glaciers, spectacular mountains and magical rainforest en route to Milford Sound • Cruise on mystical Milford Sound

• Let loose in the adventure capital Queenstown

• Sail on Lake Wakatipu aboard steamship TSS Earnslaw • Indulge in a unique dinner experience in Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak • Visit the old gold mining village of Arrowtown

• Taste Central Otago’s famous stone fruit at an orchard

• Travel through the magnificent rainforest of Haast Pass • Discover fascinating Franz Josef Glacier

• Visit a green stone factory & watch the jade artists at work • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Dining

• Full buffet breakfasts (8)  B • Highlight dinner (1)  HD • Farewell dinner (1)  FD • Dinners (4)  D

9 days

Mt. Cook Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch On arrival in Christchurch you’ll be transferred to your hotel. There will be a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers in the evening. Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch. Day 2: Christchurch – Omarama You have time at leisure this morning. Why not head travel around the city on board the Christchurch Tram, and hear how Christchurch is rebuilding after the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Later, traveling over the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains, the spectacular sightseeing begins. Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki are first up. Next you’ll visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before soaking up the sensational alpine landscape of Mt. Cook National Park – a scenic highlight! You may choose to take an optional scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama. B D

Day 3: Omarama – Dunedin Your day starts along the Waitaki River with the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru with its famous white limestone buildings to Dunedin, for a city tour. Then you’ve got the afternoon to yourself – take a Wildlife Cruise, visit the Cadbury Chocolate Factory or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. B D Day 4: Dunedin – Te Anau After a morning of time to yourself, during which you might like to tour New Zealand’s historic Larnach Castle and its stunning gardens, you’ll head off across South Otago’s fertile, sheep-filled rolling farming land en route to Te Anau, on the shores of beautiful Lake Te Anau, the largest lake on New Zealand’s South Island. Tonight you may choose to travel by boat to the famous Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Hotel: Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau. B D

Day 5: Te Anau – Queenstown Today is a feast for the senses. You’ll be awe-struck by great sights from Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest, to Milford Sound, where you’ll cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. Amazing photo opportunities await you as you see rainforests, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel. Along the way you’ll see the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu. A sightseeing tour on arrival in Queenstown will complete this highlight day. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown, 2 nights. B Day 6: Queenstown ‘Free Time’ Explore the adventure capital, Queenstown your way, all day. From wine tours to jet boat rides, from 4WD tour safaris to white water rafting, Queenstown will surprise

Optional Experience Day 6: Skipper’s Canyon Queenstown Located in Queenstown’s back country, Skippers Canyon is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. You will travel on Skippers Road alongside the Shotover River at a leisurely pace. You’ll then reach Skippers Point in the Mount Aurum Conservation Area and enjoy morning tea. Ask your Travel Director for details.


Tick all the boxes of must-dos in the South Island. Journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train, have a night out at a High Country Station in Central Otago, cruise down the still waters of Milford Sound, and roam through the stone-hewn campus of New Zealand’s oldest university in Dunedin.

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Guided Vacations 9 days from

USD 2025 CAD 2525

Hokitika

FRANZ Arthur’s Pass JOSEF TranzAlpine GLACIER Train Mt. 1 Cook 1 1 Haast CHRISTCHURCH Milford Sound 1 OMARAMA 2 QUEENSTOWN 1 TE ANAU 1 DUNEDIN

End

Christchurch return

9 days  Code: LCQR All dates are Definite Departures USD 2150 | CAD 2675

USD 2350 | CAD 2925

USD 660 | CAD 825

USD 720 | CAD 895

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 02 Apr 30

Oamaru

Start

Per Person Twin Share Land Only

End Apr 10 May 08

Single Supplement Option

2018

Single Supplement Option

Start Jan 07 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 04 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 04 Mar 11

Jun 11 Sep 17

USD 2195 | CAD 2750

USD 2025 | CAD 2525 Per Person Twin Share

USD 640 | CAD 795

Overnight stays Sightseeing stops

Per Person Twin Share

Jun 19 Sep 25

USD 2350 | CAD 2925 Per Person Twin Share

USD 720 | CAD 895

Single Supplement Option

Oct 08 Oct 22 Nov 05 Nov 19 Dec 17 Dec 31

Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 13 Nov 27 Dec 25 Jan 08*

End Jan 15 Jan 22 Feb 05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 19

Per Person Twin Share

USD 685 | CAD 855

Single Supplement Option

Apr 01 Apr 29

Apr 09 May 07

USD 2075 | CAD 2575 Per Person Twin Share

USD 655 | CAD 810

Single Supplement Option

Jun 10 Sep 16

Jun 18 Sep 24

USD 2395 | CAD 2995

Milford Sound

Per Person Twin Share

USD 730 | CAD 905

Single Supplement Option

and exhilarate. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue highlight dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. Why not join in a sing-a-long on your cruise back to Queenstown. B HD

Day 7: Queenstown – Franz Josef First stop is the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, on the Arrow River. Second stop Cromwell, to taste its sensational stone fruit. Then it’s a trio of beautiful lakes – Lake Dunstan, Lake Hawea, Lake Wanaka. Through the Haast Pass, you view mighty Thunder Creek Falls and enjoy a tranquil rainforest walk. Final stop, majestic Franz Josef Glacier – a rare, still advancing glacier. Take the opportunity for an optional scenic flight over the glacier (own expense). Hotel:

Oct 07 Oct 21 Nov 04 Nov 18 Dec 16 Dec 30

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, (Graham Wing) Franz Josef. B D

Day 8: Franz Josef – Christchurch You’ll visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and Jewelery demonstration. Travel through Greymouth, the largest town on the West Coast, to Arthur’s Pass to board the TranzAlpine, one of the top six train journeys in the world. This spectacular journey takes you through the Southern Alps and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. This evening celebrate your vacation at a farewell dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends. Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch. B FD Day 9: Farewell from Christchurch Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. B

Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 24 Jan 07*

Christchurch return

9 days  Code: LRQC All dates are Definite Departures USD 2150 | CAD 2675

USD 2350 | CAD 2925

USD 660 | CAD 825

USD 720 | CAD 895

Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option

2017

Start Apr 10

End Apr 18

Jun 19 Aug 28

USD 2195 | CAD 2750

USD 640 | CAD 795

Christchurch return (LCQR & LRQC) Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Christchurch Airport Day 9 – Flights to depart anytime from Christchurch Airport Airfares are not included in the prices above.

2018

Single Supplement Option

Per Person Twin Share

Flight information

Single Supplement Option

Start Jan 01 Jan 08 Jan 15 Jan 29 Feb 05 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 12

USD 2025 | CAD 2525

Arrowtown

Per Person Twin Share

Jun 27 Sep 05

USD 2350 | CAD 2925 Per Person Twin Share

USD 720 | CAD 895

Single Supplement Option

Oct 02 Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 13 Dec 11

Oct 10 Oct 24 Nov 07 Nov 21 Dec 19

End Jan 09 Jan 16 Jan 23 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 20 Mar 06 Mar 20

Per Person Twin Share

USD 685 | CAD 855

Single Supplement Option

Apr 09

Apr 17

USD 2075 | CAD 2575 Per Person Twin Share

USD 655 | CAD 810

Single Supplement Option

Jun 18 Aug 27

Jun 26 Sep 04

USD 2395 | CAD 2995 Per Person Twin Share

TranzAlpine train journey

USD 730 | CAD 905

Ways to Save Early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD240 | CAD290 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD175 | CAD220 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD120 | CAD145 Kings Club early payment discount Pay by 14 Apr 2017 Save up to USD360 | CAD435 Pay by 2 Jun 2017 Save up to USD295 | CAD365 Pay by 31 Jul 2017 Save up to USD240 | CAD290 Young traveler Triple share Kings Club

Save up to USD235 | CAD295 Save up to USD120 | CAD145 Save up to USD120 | CAD145

All savings are per person. For discounts see page 19.

Single Supplement Option

Oct 01 Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 31

Oct 09 Oct 23 Nov 06 Nov 20 Dec 18 Dec 25* Jan 08*

*Festive season surcharge applies. Ask us for details. Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change from 01/10/17. For additional departure dates and for the reverse itinerary from Christchurch return (Code: LRQC) visit: aatkings.com/lcqr or lrqc

Looking for a winter escape?

We also have Guided Vacations departing between December 2016 & March 2017. Prices and itinerary may vary from those quoted on this page. For details visit aatkings/com/lcqr or lrqc


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Staying a little longer is easy with pre & post accom modations

Our special discounted rates make adding days either before or after your vacation both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Simply choose the number of extra nights and ask your travel agent to reserve the additional accommodations at the time of booking. Prices are per person per night and include breakfast, or room only where indicated.

Australian hotels

New Zealand hotels USD Twin

USD Single

Stamford Plaza

94

Lasseters Hotel

88

Sails in the Desert

303

City

Hotel

Adelaide Alice Springs Ayers Rock

CAD Twin

CAD Single

189

117

235

153

109

191

556

376

692

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

89

162

111

202

Alamanda Palm Cove

209

394

260

490

Darwin

Mantra on the Esplanade

131

234

163

291

Hobart

Henry Jones Art Hotel

176

315

219

392

Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor

114

200

142

249

Melbourne

Crowne Plaza

115

209

143

260

Vibe Hotel

125

252

156

313

The Langham

238

476

296

592

Cairns

Sydney

AAT Kings Tours USA Inc. United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA) Member Address: 801 East Katella, Anaheim CA 92805  T: 1 866 240 1659

Booking Conditions

All references to tours in these booking conditions refer to all Guided Vacations, Short Breaks, Day Tours, Inspiring Journeys and Aussie Adventures.

Payments

Deposit required Final Payment

Disclaimer

$200 per person per tour 45 days prior to departure

Travel is personal and each individual's goals and experiences may differ, AAT Kings will not be bound by, or liable for any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any vacation offered by AAT Kings.

General Information & Conditions

Vacation prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure. All are subject to change. For up-to-date pricing contact your travel agent or visit www.aatkings.com. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuation will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total vacation price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the vacation within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in US and Canadian Dollars unless specified.

Fees & Taxes

Other fees and taxes are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by airlines such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are at the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply.

Tour Participation, Exclusion and Release

Children under eighteen (18) years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Clients with disabilities are welcome on AAT Kings tours provided they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from AAT Kings personnel. You must advise AAT Kings at the time of booking if you are affected by a condition, medical or otherwise, that may affect your enjoyment of the tour or its enjoyment by others. Failure to do so may result in the termination of your travel arrangements without any liability on the part of AAT Kings. • Guests must advise AAT Kings, at time of booking of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. AAT Kings will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. • A AT Kings may impose safety requirements. AAT Kings may exclude an individual from participation in a vacation or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of others. The decision, made solely by AAT Kings, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment and reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policy, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude the guest. • A AT Kings does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveler who requires services of a personal nature should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that the other travelers, Travel Director and AAT Kings staff will not be available for such purpose. • Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on any AAT Kings vacations. • A AT Kings does not employ medical personnel; any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. AAT Kings is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical service, or medical services obtained while on vacation, or for the quality of the care or services received.Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on vacation. Your regular health insurance may not apply abroad. • In purchasing your vacation, you attest that you are physically fit for it, if you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your travel agent or AAT Kings. • Some vacations include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps, and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the vacation, AAT Kings may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which AAT Kings does not control. Accommodations in international vacations may differ from those in North America. AAT Kings cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guest traveling on international vacations. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not AAT Kings. These are not part of the vacation package provided by us.

City

Auckland

Christchurch

Hotel

USD Twin

USD Single

CAD Twin

CAD Single

VR Queen Street

104

208

129

258

The Langham

125

219

155

271

Sofitel

140

280

175

350

Ibis Hotel

104

208

129

258

Novotel

129

258

160

320

The George

226

417

281

519

All prices for these hotels are based on High Season. Low Season prices are available on request.

Important: Only AAT Kings clients qualify for the above accommodations and prices. Surcharges may apply.

Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability; we suggest that you speak with your medical providers if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. AAT Kings may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guests or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with AAT Kings' terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and AAT Kings shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. You agree that AAT Kings is released from all liability for, and you agree not to hold AAT Kings responsible for termination of your tour arrangements in accordance with the previous conditions, or any decision made by AAT Kings or by any service provider who refuses to provide you with special accommodation facilities or services that are not available or who refuses to carry you by reason of any disability or medical condition. You agree that our AAT Kings' Travel Director or Representative may take photographs and videos of you while you are on vacation and that these may be used in our brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films.

Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements

To enter and leave Australia and New Zealand, all guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Some countries require multiple entry visas. Please refer to www.aatkings.com ‘All You Need To Know’ section. For Australia, Canadian and US passport holders require an ETA prior to departure. Please consult AAT Kings or your travel agent for further details. Due to government imposed security/immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunizations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. In some countries you may be subject to (reciprocity) fees and or departure taxes/exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete and, if this occurs, no refund is due. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. AAT Kings bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your vacation related to improper documentation.

Air Arrangements

Special airfares for travel within Australia and New Zealand are available to international visitors, in conjunction with their international air tickets. Your travel professional will have details. Reservations/Ticketing: Air-inclusive bookings require an additional nonrefundable deposit at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit, your airfare, taxes and surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided vacation including flight, you will be required at the time of booking to provide us with the full name as detailed on the passport, date of birth, passport number, date and place of issue and expiration date for each guest. For published airfare bookings, a $75 per person processing fee will be charged. Changes to flight itineraries, name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers, including AAT Kings) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation: Cancellations prior to airline ticketing incur a service fee of $50 per person plus air deposit or after airline ticketing service fees of $75 per person plus deposit is charged. This is in addition to any airline imposed penalties, which may be up to 100% of the air ticket price, will be charged for cancellation. Some airfares including published fares booked by AAT Kings are non-changeable and non-refundable. Lost ticket replacement can take up to one year and processing fees may be assessed. Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. AAT Kings does not hold block spaces on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided vacation departure date. Airline Seating: Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for preassigned seats. Any additional charges imposed by airlines will be at the guest’s expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired guests must contact the airline(s) directly to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. AAT Kings reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment flight delays, flight cancellations and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. AAT Kings will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Price Changes: Airlines and other travel providers (including AAT Kings) change pricing and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to change at any time. Guest Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airline Fuel Surcharges and Air-Related Taxes, Fees and Restrictions Airfares will be provided at time of

booking, will be based on round-trip purchase, and will include air-related taxes, fees and fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling, seat selections and/or any other services are at the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Airline Special Requests: Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. AAT Kings does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by AAT Kings. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. AAT Kings shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. Air Transportation: Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel. Please be advised that due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight Program, airlines must collect required information from guests. For more information regarding TSA’s Secure Flight Program, please visit www. tsa.gov

Booking Changes, Cancellations & Refunds

A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further costs we incur, will be charged for any revisions or alterations made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed with payment unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and changes may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of Guided Vacation date or itinerary within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when changing to an earlier departure date and the vacation price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation and fees may apply. You must also pay any charges or fees imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket.

Cancellations & Cancellation Fees

• Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If the notice of cancellation is received by AAT Kings more than 45 days prior to the vacation departure date, deposit will be returned along with any Travel Protection payment. • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date AAT Kings has the right to cancel your reservation. AAT Kings will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to AAT Kings or through your travel agent. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), changes for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. • The charges detailed in the Summary Information Table will be applied when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the vacation on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the vacation later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees applied to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers, prior to and after the vacation reserved through AAT Kings, are additional to any cancellation or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • Additional hotel accommodation and/or chargeable transfers cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booking date the following fees will be charged.

AAT Kings Guided Vacations, Short Breaks & Inspiring Journeys

PERIOD OF NOTICE 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure day (no show)

AAT Kings Day Tours

PERIOD OF NOTICE Less than 6 days prior to departure 24 hours or no show

CANCELLATION FEE Deposit forfeited 25% of tour price 30% of tour price 50% of tour price 100% of tour price CANCELLATION FEE 50% of tour price 100% of tour price

Hotel and/or Chargeable Transfer Cancellation Fees

PERIOD OF NOTICE 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-15 days

CANCELLATION FEE $35 per person 25% of the price for the accommodation and or chargeable transfers 30% of the price for the accommodation and or chargeable transfers

Travel agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply.


Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any changes prior to airline ticketing incur a $35 service fee per person or if after ticketing a $75 service fee per person. This is in addition to any airfare rate increase and any additional change fees imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by AAT Kings are non-changeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section above. AAT Kings is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside AAT Kings that are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You and your Travel Agent are responsible to make this claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a vacation, included but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. AAT Kings urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. AAT Kings makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim.

Quad Share Rooms

Quad share rooms are not available and clients are required to book two twin rooms. Inter-connecting rooms are available on request and subject to availability.

Solo Travelers

Where single rooms are available, an additional charge applies. Refer to individual programs. Single rooms in some remote locations cannot always be guaranteed and in some cases, the single charge is obligatory. Triple rooms are available on request and a discount per person applies. The third bed may be a 'fold-away', 'sofa-bed' or 'roll away'. If you are traveling alone on a vacation and do not wish to pay the single supplement, AAT Kings will ensure that you share a room with a person of the same gender. If we are unable to match you, we'll provide a single room at no additional charge. Please request at time of booking. Does not apply to Small Group Tours and Short Breaks.

Hotel Check-in/Check-out

Check-in time at most hotels is 3pm. If you are arriving early into a city, you may wish to request an early check-in to your hotel room, so as to allow for immediate check-in. An additional nights charge will apply.

Extended Stays

If you are arrange with AAT Kings to remain at a destination before or after your vacation, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Why not stay a little longer’ section of this brochure for a list of pre and post vacation accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each vacation. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. If your extra night/s accommodation is not the hotel where your vacation begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense.

Refunds and Penalties

Illness or absenteeism: in the event of your withdrawal from a tour after commencement for reasons of illness you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including but not limited to, missed meals or sightseeing. AAT Kings makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement of funds paid by you under any insurance claim.

Travel Insurance

AAT Kings recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. AAT Kings cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason.

Vacation Inclusions

Transportation, entrance fees and boat cruise prices as per itinerary, services of a Travel Director and Tour Driver and meals as specified. Accommodation on a twin share basis (unless otherwise specified). Subject to a minimum number of clients, AAT Kings reserves the right to operate touring on a smaller vehicle with a Driver Guide. On some occasions coach restrooms may be inaccessible depending on operational conditions.

Itinerary Variations

AAT Kings strives to improve vacation itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order, hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On vacations which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons and on Milford Sound may be shared. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We will try to notify you or your travel agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your travel agent before making a reservation. AAT Kings ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome AAT Kings guests, AAT Kings will attempt to find an alternative experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience.

Holidays & Changes

During local or regional holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by AAT Kings seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other occurrences may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, regional meals, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national, state or territory tourist office before selecting a specific departure date.

Airport Transfers

Where indicated in this brochure, complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and AAT Kings' hotels on the scheduled start and end days of your tour only. Complimentary transfers are only included with pre/post tour accommodation booked with AAT Kings, and where flight arrival and departure details are advised.

Special Meals

Please advise AAT Kings of any special dietary requirements at least 14 days before departure. Note that any special meal requirements will be on a request basis only. AAT Kings cannot guarantee the availability of special meal types.

Not Included in Your Tour Price

Any items and matters not referred to above, including airlines to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, seat selections and any other services, passport and visa fees, insurances or all kinds, tips/gratuities to Motorcoach Driver, Local Host, Local Specialists and Travel Director; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; Optional Experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided vacation whether of your own volition, our decision based on behavior that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included.

Luggage Allowance

One medium size suitcase per person plus one piece of hand luggage which may be carried on board the coach. Please note that hand luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments of the vehicle and cannot be accepted as hand luggage. Maximum weight of the suitcase is not to exceed 50lbs (23kg). We are required by strict Government vehicle weight regulations to enforce and adhere to this limit. If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. We suggest that you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available (e.g. railway stations and cruise terminals). Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airlines/s directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. AAT Kings is not responsible for additional fees imposed by carriers in regard to luggage. All luggage and personal effects are at all times, and in all circumstances at the risk of the tour participant. Luggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Smoking and Seat Rotation

Government regulations prohibit smoking inside tourist coaches, including

e-cigarettes. Please restrict smoking to the ample stops en route. To enable everyone the opportunity of enjoying window and front seats, guests change seats daily during the course of the tour.

What to Bring

We recommend casual, lightweight, drip-dry clothing with some warmer articles for the evenings and cooler days. For the winter months, a warm jacket is recommended. Pack shorts, pullover, rubber-soled walking shoes, swimsuit, towel, sleeping clothes and waterproof jacket. Do not forget a hat, camera, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen, toiletries and a bottle for drinking water. Note that regular laundry facilities may not always be available. Dress is usually casual, so bring comfortable clothing. In Central Australia, Southern Australia and New Zealand nights in winter (May to August) can be cold, frosts and snow do occur and occasionally cold winds blow, so bring warm clothing to suit. Days are usually sunny and mild. In Northern Australia warmer conditions apply, so come prepared.

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi service is available in many hotel guest rooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided on-board most of our touring coaches. Wi-Fi on coaches uses a mobile/cellular network and as a result the connection will be slower than regular broadband and at times may not be available in some areas. Please note that Wi-Fi may not be available on transfer coaches and other local services.

Independent Touring

Companies other than AAT Kings operate some touring in this brochure.

Third Party Suppliers

IMPORTANT: Scenic Flights, Boat Cruises, Helicopter Flights, Cable Car Rides, some 4WD Tours, White Water Rafting, Camel Rides, Hot Air Ballooning, Rail, Rural Homestay Options etc. These excursions are not operated by AAT Kings Tours, or by persons or companies associated with AAT Kings Tours. These activities may involve inherent risk of injury, death, accident, delay and loss, and guests assume all such risk with regard to any misadventure, death, injury, delay or loss which occurs during, or as a result of any such activity.

Complaints

If an issue arises or you need assistance, you should immediately inform the relevant supplier (for example the hotel) and your Travel Director or our local representative who will endeavor to assist you. Prompt action will assist the supplier of the services to rectify the situation and ensure enjoyment of your holiday. It is a legal requirement that you advise the supplier of any issues you may have whilst on tour. If you fail to give the supplier and/or AAT Kings the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint at the time, this may affect your rights under this contract if your complaint cannot be resolved locally or through our office (detailed below). You should make contact with the travel agent with whom you booked your holiday who will contact us to advise of the problem so that we may endeavor to resolve it. Should a problem remain unresolved, we request that a complaint be made in writing within 28 days of completion of your tour to: Guest Relations Department, AAT Kings Tours (USA), 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim CA 92805

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park & Kakadu National Park Entry Fees

The entry fee for Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park is USD21/CAD26 per adult and USD10/CAD13 per child and is valid for a period of 3 consecutive days. The fee for Kakadu National Park is USD33/CAD41 per adult (April-October), USD21/CAD26 per adult (November-March), USD16/CAD20 per child (April-October), USD10/CAD13 per child (November-March) and is valid for 7 consecutive days. The entry fee is included on all Short Breaks. The entry fee is not included on any Day Tours and must be pre-purchased at time of booking or on day of travel. This is an additional compulsory government charge and is subject to change without notice. You must carry your entry ticket with you every time you enter the National Parks or you will be required to purchase another ticket. Child age is 5-15 years.

Protection of Funds

AAT Kings shares coverage under Trafalgar Tours' USTOA Active Membership and $1 million letter of credit, posted with the United States Tour Operators Association, in the unlikely event of the company's insolvency AAT Kings Tours (USA) Inc., is a registered seller of travel with the Attorney General of the State of California pursuant to section 17550.20 of the California Business and Professions Code CST#2019957-20

Disclaimer for Warranties

The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, through in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to change and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof.

Responsibility

1. This brochure represents the entire agreement between the Guest and AAT Kings Tours International Ltd., who is the product owner. 2. A AT Kings and its agents (collectively 'AAT') act only as agent for the guest and upon express condition that AAT Kings shall not be liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damage, injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity of any kind, which may be occasioned by reason of any act, or omission of any third party (including without limitation, any act, inaction or breach of contract of any third party which is to, or does supply any goods or services for this tour). Without limiting the foregoing, AAT Kings does not own or operate any third party suppliers of services such as hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, sightseeing companies or local tour operators. It is not responsible for any injury, death, loss or expense due to overbooking of accommodations, default of any third parties, sickness, weather, strikes, acts of God, government/s, acts of terrorism, criminal activity, war, quarantine, force majeure events or any other cause beyond its control. All such risk, loss and expense must be borne by the guest. 3. Most coach tours are subject to a minimum number of guest bookings. Where this is not reached, we endeavor to give ample notice and suggest suitable alternatives. Any additional costs incurred are the responsibility of the guest. 4. Legal proceedings against the company may be instituted only in a State or Federal Court within the State of California, or in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The applicable law shall be the law of the State of California. 5. We reserve the right to change the hotels and vehicles used, if operational considerations require this. 

Additional Risks

Additional risks and damages may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance , animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation of medical facilities and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved and you are hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with AAT Kings to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against AAT Kings or its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, traveling to or from, or on any and every other way participating in the trip. You release AAT Kings, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Safety

Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither AAT Kings nor the operator nor its agents or co-operating organizations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being used at the time of such an accident or incident. The exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances.

International Treaties

Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any

act, omission or event during the time the guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention, the Berne Convention for rail travel, Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea, the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liabilities in relation to any claim of death, injury, loss, damage and delays to guests and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a vacation shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by and office of the Company.

AAT Kings Limited Roll

AAT Kings, a California corporation, serves only as a sales representative, and is not responsible for any activity beyond its limited role in arranging reservations and ticketing. AAT Kings shall not be responsible or liable for any acts, omission or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of any other entity whether or not affiliated with the operator.

Choice of Law and Venue Selection

This Agreement is deemed to be entered into in Orange County, California. The exclusive venue for any action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions shall be solely in the Superior Court of California in or for Orange County or the United States District Court for the Central District of California. This Agreement shall be construed according to the internal laws of California without regard to conflicts of law principles, all guests claims must be submitted in writing and received by AAT Kings no later than 60 days after completion of the AAT Kings vacation. GUEST CLAIMS NOT SUBMITTED AND RECEIVED WITHIN THIS TIME SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE WAIVED AND BARRED.

Errors and Omissions

In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press however AAT Kings cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from AAT Kings or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made within any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations and liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with AAT Kings. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the AAT Kings group of companies, or any other servants or agent, accept responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances.

Guests who purchase from within California

Transactions entered into with AAT Kings are covered by the California Travel Consumer Resolution Fund (TCRF) if the guest is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible guests may file a claim with TCRF if the guest is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services with the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one guest is the total amount paid on behalf of the guest to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to wave their rights to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale of which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, P.O. Box 6001, Larkspur, CA 94977-600; or faxing a request to (213) 897-8846

Guests purchasing from outside of California

Transactions entered into with AAT Kings are not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund.

Data Protection

To process your vacation booking, AAT Kings will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guests name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc.). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive). In making your booking you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set above. We may also use personal information you provide us to review and provide the vacations and services we offer, and to contact you (by post, email, telephone or other means) about other vacations and services offered by AAT Kings that may interest you, if you do not want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at AAT Kings 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805. AAT Kings may charge a fee for supplying you this information as permitted by law.

Photography

A selection of images in this brochure have been supplied by Hamilton Island, South Australia Tourism Commission, Tourism Australia, Destination New South Wales, Tourism Northern Territory, Tourism and Events Queensland, Tourism Tasmania, Tourism Tropical North Queensland, Visions of Victoria, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, Wildlands Wetlands Cruises, Wildman Wilderness Lodge, The Puia, Real Journeys, Tamaki Maori Village, Destination Queenstown, Destination Rotorua. Images in this brochure are indicative only and may not reflect specific destinations visited.

Brochure Validity

01 April 2017 – 31 March 2018 For tour pricing and itineraries departing before 01 April 2017, refer to our 2016 brochure. Please note surcharges and minimum night stays may apply, and itineraries may vary due to special events, New Year’s Eve, Christmas, Easter etc. The tours advised in this brochure are operated by AAT Kings Tours Pty. Ltd., on behalf of AAT Kings Tours International Ltd. AAT Kings Tours Pty. Ltd. ABN 97 079 722 464 82-86 Bourke Road Alexandria NSW Australia 2015  Website: aatkings.com

Financial Protection US$20 MILLION – your peace of mind guarantee

The traveling public has always been concerned about protection of advance bookings. As part of AAT Kings' commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with AAT Kings, Travcorp Financial Services Ltd has provided a letter of credit to Trafalgar of US$20Million in respect of all customers traveling with AAT Kings.

The USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

AAT Kings shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of the Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, according to the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payment of AAT Kings customers in the unlikely event of The Travel Corporation bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 million posted by the Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by AAT Kings. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.ustoa.com

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Here’s how to book your Australian and New Zealand vacation, f ull o f smiles. Marty  Travel Director

Toronto

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