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AUSTRALIA AMAZING LANDSCAPES, ANCIENT CULTURES, LIVELY CITIES, STUNNING BEACHES – ALL IN ONE AWESOME CONTINENT KNOW YOUR DESTINATION Australia caters to all travel styles, from jet-setting sophisticates, to honeymooning newlyweds, to families on fun-filled vacations, to friends on adrenaline-jazzed outdoor adventures. Its most iconic attractions range from the instantly recognizable Sydney Opera House – the height of urban sophistication – to the sacred Uluru, mighty symbol of the Outback.
Down Under Up Top The rugged Red Centre landscape. Thousands of miles of beaches. The stupendous Great Barrier Reef. Kangaroos and koala bears. Magnificent wine regions. Subtropical rainforests. Sprawling deserts. That’s a ton of attractions, but still only a fraction of what makes Australia one of the world’s most desirable vacation destinations. Discover why residents and visitors alike consistently rate Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth among the best, most livable cities on the globe. Gregarious, open, and informal, with a refreshing lack of pretension, Australians welcome the opportunity to share with visitors the country’s abundant and wildly diverse range of attractions and pursuits. Oh, and you should expect to be called “mate” a lot.
Get In & Get Going Visiting Australia is easy: English is spoken, and the current prevailing dollar exchange rate is similar to Canada. Visitors must have a valid US passport and a visa to enter Australia; passports must have at least 6 months left before expiration when applying for a visa.
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Visit New South Wales for its pristine beaches, breathtaking natural treasures, and one of the world’s most famous and vibrant cities. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take the ferry past the Opera House to Manly. Join a day tour of Hunter Valley vineyards.
Australia is a continent, and a big one, making air travel perhaps the most efficient way of getting around. There are four domestic carriers operating jet service that links capital cities and major destinations, plus several regional airlines.
In Queensland, sun yourself on the golden sands of Surfers Paradise, and snorkel amid the technicolor treasures of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the Daintree Rainforest with an Aboriginal guide, and board a catamaran to the unspoiled Whitsunday Islands.
Drive Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, hop onto Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant for a rolling 5-course dinner, and catch exciting Australian Rules Football action at Etihad Stadium. Stroll Hobart’s cobblestone waterfront in Tasmania, and hike the spectacular Maria Island Walk. Fly to the Northern Territory and catch the eye-popping sunset colors blanketing Uluru. Hike the rim of wondrous Kings Canyon. Savor exotic flavors at Darwin’s Mindil Beach Sunset Market. In South Australia, sip your way through the many Barossa Valley wineries outside Adelaide, and immerse yourself in the Old World vibe of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Dip your toes into the white-sand beaches of Perth, capital of Western Australia, and tee off on the world’s longest golf course – 850-mile-long Nullarbor Links.
Convenient, affordable, and scenic long-distance rail service exists mainly to link regional townships with state capitals, although cross-country lines run from SydneyPerth as well as Darwin-Adelaide. (note: Tasmania has no passenger rail service.)
Bus Bus travel – the most popular way to get around Australia – is cheap and convenient, although the distances involved can be daunting. Coaches go virtually everywhere, and many coach tickets allow you to hop on and off en route to your destination.
Car A rental car is an excellent way to travel, as Australia has a generally well-maintained system of roads and highways. (note: Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road.)
IN-TOWN Transit All of Australia’s capital cities are served by a variety of public transit, including trains, buses, ferries, monorail, light rail, and trams.
Outback, Northern Territory
DINE YOUR WAY ACROSS AUSTRALIA In the big cities and off the beaten path, you owe it to yourself to indulge in Australia’s tastiest cuisines and foodie experiences. • Don’t forget to sample Aussie meat pies, “bush tucker,” potato cakes, a BBQ by the river, and cheeses from King Island Dairy. • Australian equation: Sponge cake + chocolate + coconut = Lamingtons, the dessert of choice for millions of Aussies. •
Chomp into a sandwich of toasted bread lathered with Vegemite, a savory spread and, without doubt, the most famous authentic Australian food product. Sit down for some low-fat, high-protein kangaroo meat, fresh off the barbecue grill.
Kakadu National Park
Gulf of Carpentaria Port Douglas Cairns
• Hit the road for a tour of wineries, and sip some Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz from the celebrated wineries of the Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Margaret River.
Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef
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Great Australian Bight Port Lincoln
Noosa Heads Brisbane
NEW SOUTH WALES
TASMANIA Koala bears
The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road
AUSTRALIA 10-13 Days • SYDNEY • AYERS ROCK • PORT DOUGLAS • MELBOURNE Day 1: Sydney
Day 7: Ayers Rock – Cairns – Port Douglas
Arrive in Sydney. Relax in your hotel, or stroll along Darling Harbour and head to The Rocks for dinner.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef. Transfer to the resort town of Port Douglas, nestled between the rainforest, palm trees, and the golden sands of the Pacific Ocean.
Day 2: Sydney In the morning, board the hop-on/hop-off bus tour of Sydney, a fantastic opportunity to visit some of the city’s most spectacular sights. Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, where you’ll find one of the best views of Sydney. This evening, head to Woolloomooloo and try one of the amazing restaurants overlooking the harbor.
Day 3: Sydney
Day 8: Port Douglas Transfer to the marina for your trip to the Outer Barrier Reef, which you can explore by submarine, glass-bottom boat, snorkeling, and the underwater viewing platform. In the evening, explore Port Douglas and sample local beer and fresh seafood.
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Noosa Heads Brisbane
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Immerse yourself even deeper into the Outback on a day trip that takes you to not only Uluru but also the Olgas, a series of fascinating natural rock formations.
Great Australian Bight
Day 6: Ayers Rock
Hunter Valley Sydney
Great Barrier Reef
After arriving at the airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. If time permits, make a beeline for the Queen
In the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Uluru. After settling in, you’ll be picked up and taken into the Outback to enjoy the Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars.
Day 11: Melbourne
Port Douglas Cairns Coral Sea
Day 5: Sydney – Ayers Rock
Kakadu Darwin National Gulf of Park Carpentaria
See Sydney by sea aboard the Harbor Hop-On/Hop-Off boat tour, checking out the coastline and sights while taking in the breathtaking views across the harbor. One of the stops is the world-famous Taronga Zoo.
In the morning, join a tour of the Great Ocean Road, a natural wonder on Victoria’s south coast. Watch the scenery change from the urban sights of Melbourne to rural Victoria on one of the most breathtaking coastal drives in the world.
Enjoy breakfast at Port oneHedland of the trendy restaurants in the Wharf and Grant Street dining areas, and then transfer to the airport for your connecting flight home. Have more Learmonth time? Add on three days in Melbourne. WESTERN
Day 10: Port Douglas
Day 13: Melbourne
Day 4: Sydney
Embark on a tour of the breathtaking Daintree Rainforest, and visit Mossman Gorge. Explore a beautiful freshwater Indian Ocean swimming hole (bring your bathing suit and go for a quick Derby dip). Return to Port Douglas for a leisurely evening.
Enjoy the Melbourne tour arranged by your travel consultant. Then visit Phillip Island, about two hours south, where you will witness the famous Penguin Parade.
Day 9: Port Douglas
Day 12: Melbourne
In the morning, head to Sydney Opera House for an exclusive look behind-the-scenes. In the afternoon, climb the world-renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge and view the city from this breathtaking vantage point. In the evening visit Darling Harbor and Kings Wharf, and explore the numerous shops, restaurants, and bars.
Victoria Markets just north of the city. Afterwards, head to Southbank for a selection of Melbourne’s best restaurants and bars.
Loomis Beach, Lizard Island
A TASTE OF LUXURY 10 Days • SYDNEY • WOLGAN VALLEY • LIZARD ISLAND Day 1: Sydney Arrive into Sydney. Head to The Rocks for a dinner in a restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour.
Day 2: Sydney
Day 6: Wolgan Valley – Sydney – Lizard Island Transfer by helicopter to Sydney, then fly to Cairns to board a private charter flight to Lizard Island.
See the highlights of the city on a small group halfday Panoramic Sydney tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure in a luxury vehicle, taking in Sydney city sights, spectacular harbor views, the beautiful city beaches, and some historic places. This trip is the perfect balance of fantastic scenery, history, and fun times. Highlights include the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Dover Heights, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, and the city’s trendiest and most historic neighborhoods.
Days 7-9: Lizard Island
Day 3: Sydney
Return to Sydney and depart for home.
Discover everything about the Sydney Opera House, a World Heritage Site and architectural icon, on a Red Carpet Tour. Explore the backstage goings-on, sit down for a pre-performance Tasting Plate at Opera Kitchen, and be treated to a world-class performance of your choice.
An oasis of seclusion and privacy, Lizard Island is surrounded by a magnificent reef that’s teeming with marine life just off its 24 beaches, most of which you’ll find blissfully deserted – except for you. Go snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing. Onshore, play tennis, hike the shoreline, and unwind with morning yoga on the beach.
Day 10: Lizard Island – Sydney Timor Sea
Indian Ocean Derby Broome Port Hedland
After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast, explore the reserve on your own, join one of the guided nature-based activities, or relax by your private pool.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Cook Great Australian Bight
NEW SOUTH Coffs Harbour Wolgan Valley WALES
Port Lincoln Southern Ocean
Noosa Heads Brisbane
Day 5: Wolgan Valley
Lizard Island Port Douglas Cairns Coral Sea
Day 4: Sydney – Wolgan Valley After arrival in Sydney, board a helicopter to the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, hidden away in a private 4,000-acre conservation reserve – the ultimate way to unwind after a long flight and get up close and personal with Australia’s natural beauty.
Kakadu Darwin National Gulf of Park Carpentaria
Melbourne The Rocks, Sydney Launceston
FOOD & WINE 8 Days • SYDNEY • HUNTER VALLEY • MELBOURNE Day 1: Sydney
Day 7: Melbourne
Day 8: Melbourne
Arrive into Sydney. For dinner, head out to a trendy restaurant in Haymarket.
Join the exceptional Yarra Valley Wine tour for an entertaining, sociable, and educational day out. With the help of expert guides, you’ll discover the richness of the Yarra Valley’s thriving wine industry. A genuine Wine Expert will entertain and educate you, and you’ll experience tastings at the cellar doors at Yering Farm, Balgownie Estate, and Punt Road Wines. Sit down to an à la carte lunch at Balgownie Estate, accompanied by a glass of the estate’s wine, then take a privately conducted tour of Domaine Chandon, complemented with a glass of their premium sparkling wine.
Depart for home.
Day 2: Sydney Explore the Paddington area, filled with great shopping, markets, and restaurants. For dinner, head to 360 Bar and Dining for a combination of dining with fine flair in a sophisticated environment and unsurpassed 360° revolving views of Sydney’s skyline. Enjoy excellent Australian cuisine from a seasonal menu prepared by award-winning chefs.
Day 3: Sydney – Hunter Valley Pick up a car and drive north to Hunter Valley. Regarded as Australia’s oldest wine region, Hunter Valley has emerged as a prime tourism destination, with much of the rolling countryside under vine with the traditional varieties Shiraz and Semillon as well as extensive plantings of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir.
Drive to Newcastle Airport for your flight to Melbourne.
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Day 6: Melbourne Southern Ocean
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Spend the day at leisure, perhaps wandering through the Queen Victoria Market.
Noosa Heads Brisbane
Hunter Valley Sydney
Day 5: Hunter Valley – Melbourne
Port Douglas Cairns Coral Sea
Kakadu Darwin National Gulf of Park Carpentaria
Join a wine and local produce tasting tour, visiting familyowned and boutique-style wineries for a cheese and wine matching experience or a chocolate and wine tasting match. Sit down to a superb gourmet antipasto platter with a glass of wine for lunch. Continue with a visit to the local micro-brewery, which includes a small tour and three glasses of beer.
Passion for food and wine is a tradition in this city. There are so many great restaurants in Melbourne, the best Indian Ocean way to sample the city’s wonderful restaurant scene is to experience a few in one evening. Enjoy an Derby early evening walk to discover three hidden Broome restaurants in Melbourne. Each venue will offer carefully chosen wine tastings and Port Hedland tantalizing savory tastes from their menus. Each venue is a different food style, with history and design as diverse as the city too.
Day 4: Hunter Valley
Day 8: Melbourne
Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road
SOUTH COAST OCEAN DRIVE 10 Days • MELBOURNE • LORNE • WARRNAMBOOL • ROBE • KANGAROO ISLAND Day 1: Melbourne
Day 6: Warrnambool – Robe
Arrive in Melbourne, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. In the early evening, board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines
Continue to Robe, a quaint fishing village with historic buildings and fascinating history. Be sure to try the local seafood – it doesn’t get any fresher than this.
Day 2: Melbourne In the morning, stroll the streets of St. Kilda, check out the pastry shops on Acland Street, and sample some local coffee. You’ll be picked up at your hotel for a visit to Phillip Island, about two hours south, where you can witness the famous Penguin Parade.
Day 3: Melbourne
Days 7-8: Robe – Kangaroo Island Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-biggest island, full of natural beauty, animals, and a great local gastronomy. Make sure to visit Seal Bay and sample the locally grown food and locally produced wine.
Day 9: Kangaroo Island – Melbourne Head back to the mainland via air.
Day 10: Melbourne
Departing flight home.
Today is at your leisure, a perfect opportunity to explore Melbourne’s laneways and boutiques. Ascend to the top of the Eureka Tower in Southbank for a 360º view of the city. For dinner, head to Lygon Street, just north of the CBD, for excellent Italian food.
Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island
Indian Ocean Derby Broome Port Hedland
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NEW SOUTH WALES
Port Lincoln Southern Ocean
Noosa Heads Brisbane
Hunter Valley Sydney
Day 5: Lorne – Warrnambool Not far after Lorne starts one of the most majestic drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road. Keep your eyes peeled as this road hugs the coast and around every bend is another amazing sight. The Great Ocean Road is home to natural wonders like the 12 Apostles, which should be explored on foot. Your stop for tonight is Warrnambool at the end of the Great Ocean Road. Chill out, relax, and sample some of the local cuisine.
Port Douglas Cairns Coral Sea
Day 4: Melbourne – Lorne Pick up a rental car and drive south to Victoria’s south coast. Your first stop is the picturesque seaside town of Lorne, home to beautiful beaches and great surfing. Make sure to visit the Lorne Pub for some great Australian food.
Kakadu Darwin National Gulf of Park Carpentaria
AUSTRALIA • TASMANIA: ITINERARY
View of Sydney Harbour from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair
SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & TASMANIA 10 Days • SYDNEY • MELBOURNE • TASMANIA Day 1: Sydney
Day 6: Melbourne
After arriving at Sydney, you’ll be transferred to your hotel, and the remainder of the day is at leisure.
In the morning, stroll the streets of St. Kilda, check out the pastry shops on Acland Street, and sample some local coffee. You’ll be picked up at your hotel to visit Phillip Island and see its famous Penguin Parade.
Day 2: Sydney Join an afternoon tour that gives you a thorough introduction to Sydney and its neighbors. Stroll through The Rocks area and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St. Marys Cathedral, and Parliament House. Stop at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for magnificent views of the harbor. Proceed to world-famous Bondi Beach, which boasts year-round sun and the coolest beachside vibe anywhere. The return coach to Sydney passes through Paddington and the exclusive Eastern suburbs.
Day 3: Sydney
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Noosa Heads Brisbane
NEW SOUTH WALES
Coffs Harbour Hunter Valley
Canberra Tasman Sea
Renowned for numerous historic buildings that house artist’s studios, pubs, restaurants, cafés, galleries, and craft shops, Hobert’s Salamanca Place buzzes with energy. Southern Ocean Every Saturday, Salamanca Market stallholders offer a variety of products from around Tasmania, including fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet produce, food, plants, clothing, jewelery, books, music, toys, gifts, souvenirs, art, crafts, and unique handmade items. Then, head to
Day 9: Tasmania
Kakadu Darwin National The Neck Lookout on Bruny Gulf ofIsland, Tasmania Park Carpentaria Port Douglas Cairns Tennant Creek Coral Sea
The full-day Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour explores Broome spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce, an amazing foodie’s Port holiday where every course on the Hedland menu is a stop on your journey. Meet cheese makers, oyster farmers, fudge makers, beekeepers, berry farmers, Learmonth viticulturists, and whisky distillers, and hear the stories WESTERN behind their harvests. At The Neck, see the narrow Carnarvon AUSTRALIA isthmus stretch south in graceful curves while you take a stroll and leave your footprints in the sand of a deserted beach. In the Geraldton dense rainforest, spot diverse wildlife Kalgoorlie including rare white wallabies.
Day 8: Tasmania
Join a tour of the Great Ocean Road on Victoria’s south coast. Watch the scenery change from the urban sights of Melbourne to rural Victoria, one of the most breathtaking coastal drives in the world.
In the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hobart, Tasmania, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. In Hobart, museums dedicated to 19th-century pioneer life, harbor Timor Sea cruises, the Cascade Brewery, and Japanese gardens with a miniature Mt. Fuji are favorite attractions.
Day 5: Melbourne
Day 7: Melbourne – Hobart, Tasmania
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Melbourne. Today is at your leisure, a perfect opportunity to explore Melbourne’s laneways and boutiques. Perhaps you can roam the Queen Victoria Markets or head to Southbank for a selection of the city’s best restaurants and bars.
Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
Day 4: Sydney – Melbourne
Day 10: Hobart
Venture outside of the city and head west to Blue Mountains National Park to explore some of Australia’s natural beauty. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park and see koalas and kangaroos, not to mention an array of other animals that call Australia home. The evening is at your leisure.
historic Battery Point and wander winding streets amid colonial architecture and historical ambiance.
AUSTRALIA • NEW ZEALAND: ITINERARY
Hobbit house, Hobbiton, New Zealand
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 13 Days • SYDNEY • MELBOURNE • QUEENSTOWN • AUCKLAND Day 1: Sydney
Day 6: Melbourne
Arrive in Sydney and spend the day at leisure.
Departing Melbourne, visit the city’s most colourful attraction – the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes – before continuing to Phillip Island. Enjoy a guided walk around the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary. Enjoy the spectacular “Conservation in Action” wildlife show. Hand-feed a broad array of Australian animals, including kangaroos and wallabies. Head to the island’s coast to experience the rugged rocky outcrops and panoramas of the Nobbies before continuing to Summerland Beach for the highlight of the show – the internationally renowned Penguin Parade, where you will enjoy upgraded viewing at the exclusive “Penguins Plus” boardwalk.
Day 2: Sydney Discover everything about the Sydney Opera House, a World Heritage Site and architectural icon, on a Red Carpet Tour. Explore the backstage goings-on, sit down for a pre-performance Tasting Plate at Opera Kitchen, and be treated to a world-class performance of your choice.
Day 3: Sydney The Blue Mountains Deluxe Day is a real journey into the heart of this unique World Heritage Region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you’ll see and experience it all. Let the landscape work its wonders and become part of you for a lifetime. This small group tour includes early entry to Featherdale Wildlife Park, a complete circle loop of the Blue Mountains, short walks to explore the remote regions with stunning views, lunch, and a visit to Mt. Tomah Botanic Gardens. The evening is at your leisure.
Day 4: Sydney – Melbourne Depart Sydney by air to Melbourne. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 5: Melbourne In the morning, stroll the streets of St. Kilda, check out the pastry shops on Acland Street, and sample some local coffee. Explore Melbourne’s laneways and boutiques. Ascend to the top of the Eureka Tower in Southbank for a 360º view of the city. In the early evening, board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines.
Day 7: Melbourne – Queenstown Fly to Queenstown.
Day 8: Queenstown You will be picked up and taken to a cruise on Milford Sound. One of the most accessible fjords, Milford Sound remains quiet and still, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest. After arriving back to Queenstown, the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 9: Queenstown The action-packed city of Queenstown is a launching pad for some of the most adrenaline-filled sports known to man, as well as some of the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 10: Queenstown – Auckland Fly to Auckland
Day 11: Auckland Get acquainted with Auckland on a half-day tour starting in the city center and traveling along famous Queen Street to eclectic and historic Karangahape Road and
through fashionable Ponsonby Village. Cross over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. Visit Viaduct Harbour before continuing to Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park. Explore Parnell Village, where historic buildings have been transformed into trendy boutiques and specialty shops. Travel along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, and drink in panoramic views of the picturesque Eastern Bays, Auckland city, and Waitemata Harbour before returning to downtown Auckland.
Day 12: Auckland See the magical Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland. Step on board your luxury coach and travel south, taking in typical New Zealand scenery as you ride – lush green farmland and rolling hills. The Hobbiton Movie Set has become one of New Zealand’s must-see destinations. A working farm near the small town of Matamata was transformed into a film set for “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies, and you can visit the set and see where the magic was created. After you’ve had your fill of movie magic, sit down to a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn. Your next stop is the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a network of underground tunnels and caves made from incredible limestone formations. Set off on a guided tour of the caves, ending with a truly special boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto, where glow worms twinkle and shine overhead as you sail through a dark and silent cavern. After exploring these two top New Zealand visitor attractions, your driver guide will take you back to Auckland.
Day 13: Auckland Depart for home.
AUSTRALIA • FIJI: ITINERARY
Sydney Harbour Bridge at dusk
AUSTRALIA/FIJI COMBO TOUR 13 Days • SYDNEY • PORT DOUGLAS • MELBOURNE • CORAL COAST Day 1: Sydney On arrival at Sydney Airport, transfer to your hotel. Use your 24-hour Hop-On/Hop-Off Harbour Explorer Day Pass to enjoy the complete Sydney Harbour experience, or take the 1-1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary. Afterwards, you’re free to wander around Darling Harbour and have dinner at one of the many restaurants.
Day 2: Sydney In the morning, take the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb to the summit of this iconic structure for awesome views of the harbor and city. Then, join the Bondi Beach and Sydney Sights tour through The Rocks and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House, and the Art Gallery. Stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for more magnificent views. Then, stop off at Bondi Beach for a magnificent sunny afternoon on the sands. Enjoy dinner in The Rocks.
Day 3: Sydney – Port Douglas Tour Sydney Opera House in the morning, then fly to Cairns and transfer to Port Douglas for your hotel.
Day 4: Port Douglas Travel to the Great Barrier Reef. Join a cruise/fly tour of this World Heritage Site, and take a luxury catamaran to the platform for a semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour, reef presentation by a marine biologist, buffet lunch, fish feeding, and snorkeling. Return to Port Douglas via scenic helicopter flight.
Day 5: Port Douglas Embark on a tour of the breathtaking Daintree Rainforest; your guide will explain the history of the rainforest and the importance of its diverse wildlife. Join the Kuku Yalanji
Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge, followed by lunch at Silky Oaks Lodge. Embark on a Daintree River cruise, then explore Port Douglas on a short tour. Morning and afternoon refreshments are included.
Day 6: Port Douglas – Melbourne Fly to Melbourne in the afternoon, then soak up spectacular views with a visit to Eureka Skydeck 88, the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. Upgrade to experience “The Edge,” a moving glassbottomed cube that lets you hover over the city streets 88 floors below.
Day 7: Melbourne Join a small group eco tour to explore Phillip Island’s natural attractions. Learn about native bush tucker on a guided walking tour before enjoying your delicious lunch. Visit the acclaimed Koala Conservation Centre, and sample the region’s finest wines and Gippsland cheeses at Phillip Island Winery. Experience the rugged rocky outcrops and panoramas of the Nobbies before heading to Summerland Beach for the highlight of the show – the renowned Penguin Parade, where you will enjoy upgraded viewing at the exclusive Penguins Plus boardwalk.
Day 8: Melbourne Discover the charm of Melbourne on a tour that includes Captain Cook’s Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens, and Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix. Stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens, and see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance and see the Southbank waterfront precinct, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Princess and Regent theatres. Cross the Bolte Bridge for great city views. Hop on board a Melbourne River cruise and experience the city from the beautiful Yarra River.
Day 9: Melbourne – Fiji Arrive at Fiji’s Coral Coast.
Day 10: Coral Coast Relax on the beach or take a zip-line adventure.
Day 11: Coral Coast Gear up for Fiji’s original jet-boat safari, the Sigatoka River Safari, and enjoy a half-day, adventure into the heart and soul of Fiji aboard a custom-built safari jet boat. Travel along the Sigatoka River to visit authentic Fijian villages and experience a day in the life of the real kaiviti (Fijian). To bring the safari to life, a driver/guide is assigned to each group and introduces passengers to the rich culture of the Fijian people, and shares the history, customs, and legends of the area.
Day 12: Coral Coast Board the magnificent classic 83-foot schooner Seaspray for a day exploring the crystal-clear waters, beautiful beaches, and lagoons of the Mamanuca Islands. Help set the sails, take the helm, or just laze around on deck. Anchor off Modriki and explore this uninhabited island with magnificent beaches and snorkeling. On Yanuya, visit a traditional Fijian village. Enjoy a Kava ceremony, explore the village, and meet the locals. Passengers travel to and from Mana Island onboard the fast catamaran (where you transfer directly to Seaspray) so as to maximize the sailing time amongst the most beautiful island areas.
Day 13: Coral Coast Spend the morning in the spa or at the beach before an evening flight back to the USA.
Sydney Opera House
NEW SOUTH WALES BEACHES, BUSHWALKS, BARBECUES, BUZZ & AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST CITY THE REGIONS Sydney Known for its beautiful beaches, sophisticated style, and iconic white-sailed Opera House, Sydney is your gateway to Australia. A vibrant culture, world-class dining and shopping, and striking architecture pair with national parks, day trips to Hunter Valley wine country, and a sunkissed coast to place Sydney at the top of every savvy Australian itinerary.
Central Coast A mix of rural and beachside lifestyle, the Central Coast is just an hour north of Sydney and presents ample opportunities for fun, adventure, and relaxation with its bays and inlets, gorgeous beaches, state forests, and national parks. Bushwalk in Bouddi National Park, surf the waves at Avoca Beach, and cast a line at the quaint fishing village of Terrigal.
Blue Mountains/Hunter Valley Not far from the urban joys of Sydney, the Blue Mountains is a World Heritage Site full of craggy peaks, cliffs, forests, canyons, waterfalls, and magnificent vistas, one of the country’s largest tracts of protected bushland. And Hunter Valley, Australia’s most celebrated wine region, invites you to winery tours, tastings, gourmet feasts, and more.
TOP EXPERIENCES High Times Sydney Tower SkyWalk lets you “walk on air” – 900 feet above the city – with views to the horizon as well as through a glass-floored viewing platform to the streets below.
Rhapsody in Blue
Discover a whole bunch of family fun at the “Big Banana” in Coffs Harbour, encompassing a vast water park, rides, laser tag, ice skating, and tobogganing.
Go hiking and biking, kayaking and canyoning, and offroading and rappelling in the beautiful Blue Mountains, where you can also board the world’s steepest railway for the ride of your life.
Canberra Salutes Pay your respects and discover what it means to be Australian in one of the world’s great museums, dedicated to the history of Australian involvement in conflict.
Walk the Walk
Rock On Best explored on foot, The Rocks is one of Sydney’s original neighborhoods, lined with antiquated buildings, including two of the city’s oldest pubs.
Stroll the 3½-mile-long coastal promenade that leads from famous Bondi Beach along the cliffs to Tamarama (a/k/a “Glamarama”), Bronte Beach, Clovelly Beach, and beyond.
Stage Door Experience the real-life drama of the Sydney Opera House – that is, the drama that plays out behind the curtains – with a backstage tour of the iconic performing arts center.
Truly Manly Deeply You’ll be rewarded with spectacular vistas during the halfhour trip via the Manly Ferry from Sydney’s Circular Quay across the harbor to Manly’s tree-lined beaches.
Take It to the Bridge Get an outstanding view of the Sydney skyline from atop the Harbour Bridge. Escorted climbs are available by day, by night, at twilight, and at dawn.
Wine Time Take a tour of the finest of Hunter Valley’s numerous wineries and gourmet restaurants. There are also hot-air balloon rides, biking, and horseback trails. The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park
SYDNEY: SIGHTSEEING BLUE MOUNTAINS DELUXE DAY TOUR
BLUE MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE
BREAKFAST WITH THE KOALAS AT HARTLEY’S
Sydney / Full Day / AEA Luxury Tours
Sydney / 2 Days / AEA Luxury Tours
Sydney / 6 Hours / Merlin Entertainments Group
Discover the unique Blue Mountains on this luxury small group tour. Enjoy exclusive early entrance to Calmsley Hill Farm, and get up close and personal with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and many other native animals while enjoying morning tea. View spectacular scenery, the world-famous Three Sisters, and an enjoyable exclusive lunch venue. Visit the stunning Govetts Leap before a brief stop at Mt. Tomah Botanical Gardens before returning to Sydney.
Arrive at Calmsley Hill Farm for early entrance. Get up-close and personal with koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies while enjoying morning tea. Continue to the Blue Mountains, stopping at various points of interest including the worldfamous Three Sisters. After arriving at your accommodation, the remainder of your day is at leisure. The next day, enjoy an exclusive lunch venue before visiting scenic lookouts including Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens.
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo offers the unique opportunity to meet our iconic Australian koalas, all while enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast, a guided tour of the zoo, and the opportunity to get up close and have your photo taken with our koalas. Includes a take-home photo.
GRAY LINE SYDNEY
Sydney / 2.5-3.5 Hours / Captain Cook Cruises
Sydney / Gray Line Sydney
Sydney / 2-Day Pass / Captain Cook Cruises
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier fleet, including the spectacular Sydney 2000 and/or John Cadman 2, both with million-dollar views and expansive cocktail decks. Air-conditioned restaurant decks, private dining rooms, and 360° open Star Deck are just a few of the features. The Captains Dinner offers a threecourse contemporary Australian cuisine dining option and live entertainment. Enjoy fine dining on the most beautiful harbor in the world.
Discover a new world, meet new people, and explore a different way of life. There are many who can take you sightseeing, but only with Gray Line Sydney will you feel like a local at each and every destination you visit. Full- and half-day tours introduce you to one of the world’s most exciting cities, its landmarks, natural wonders, culture, and much more. Professionally trained coach drivers and tour guides make sure you travel in safety and comfort, and enjoy world-class service.
The Flexible 2 Day Sydney Harbour Explorer Pass experience is a state-of-the-art Hop-On/Hop-Off rocket ferry that features live guided commentary (on selected routes), with 10 amazing stops such as Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison (subject to availability), and Shark Island. Ferries depart the main tourist precincts of Circular Quay (The Rocks and Opera House), Darling Harbour, and Manly aboard these red rocket ferries criss-cross the harbour throughout the day.
INSTYLE CHAUFFEURED LIMOUSINES
LET’S GO SURFING – BONDI BEACH
Sydney / InStyle Chauffeured Limousines
Sydney / Half-Day / Let’s Go Surfing
Sydney / Half-Day / AEA Luxury Tours
Instyle Chauffeured Limousines provides clients with a private and personalized luxury transfer service across most of Australia. On the day of your transfer you will be met by an Instyle representative who will assist you to the vehicle, and while travelling to your destination you will enjoy friendly commentary from your highly experienced chauffeur. So let us chaperone you – in comfort and InStyle.
Join your friendly local Bondi Surf Instructor and experience Australia’s most beautiful beach the way the locals do. Enjoy a half-day Bondi Beach group tour that includes hotel transfers, surf lifesaving club tour, a surf or bodyboard lesson, and a casual beachside lunch with views across Bondi. There are awesome sight-seeing and photo opportunities and all equipment is included. Tours depart daily. You’re never a tourist when you’re cruising Bondi with us.
See the highlights of Sydney on this small group half-day tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure in a luxury vehicle, taking in Sydney city sights, spectacular harbor views, the beautiful city beaches, and some historic places. This trip is the perfect balance of fantastic scenery, history, and fun times.
SYDNEY ATTRACTIONS PASS
SYDNEY CITY PRIVATE HALF DAY EXPERIENCE
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Sydney / iVenture Card Australia
Sydney / Half-Day / AEA Luxury Tours
Sydney / Sydney Opera House
This all-inclusive pass to over 35 of the best attractions, tours, and things to do in and around Sydney lets you enjoy incredible savings of up to 40% off general admission fees. The Unlimited Pass gains access to as many attractions as you like for three or seven consecutive days; the Flexi Pass allows you to select three, five, or seven attractions with the flexibility to use over three months.
Explore historic buildings, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, Kings Cross, and Watsons Bay, and stroll the coastline at The Gap and on the sands of Bondi Beach. Continue to Centennial Park and Oxford Street before arriving back in the city. Continue to the Harbour Bridge with great views of the harbor and Opera House. Enjoy morning tea on the beautiful Northern Beaches, then follow the amazing sandstone coast out to Manly and North Head before taking the back roads to the city.
Uncover the stories, history, and magic of the Sydney Opera House with an incredible guided tour, explore behind-thescenes on the Backstage Tour, or pair a tour with the best of local dining on sparkling Sydney Harbour with the Tour and Tasting Plate. For the ultimate experience, enjoy a VIP Evening Tour, dinner at Sydney Opera House’s signature restaurant, and world-class performance.
SYDNEY: SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS TARONGA ZOO
Sydney / Taronga Zoo Taronga Zoo is a not-for-profit conservation society and Sydney’s premium location to discover wildlife from Australia and beyond, with a variety of free keeper shows, talks, and the Sky Safari cable car providing panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Book a tour offering intimate behind-the-scenes experiences and a chance to get up close and personal with some unique Australian animals. Thrill-seekers can challenge themselves on the exciting treetop adventure course Wild Ropes.
Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House
AMORA HOTEL JAMISON SYDNEY
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SYDNEY
Set in Sydney’s CBD within walking distance of the city’s many iconic attractions, this newly refurbished high-rise hotel is all about traditional personalized service. Retreat to spacious guest rooms and suites with the latest tech amenities and city views.
This sophisticated hotel in Sydney’s The Rocks historic district is close to shopping and other attractions. Large guest rooms have marble baths, the latest tech amenities, and skyline, Opera House, or Harbour Bridge views.
• 415 ac rooms • restaurant & lounge • 24-hr concierge & room service • indoor heated pool • Amora Spa/fitness center/steam room/sauna/ Jacuzzi • complimentary Wi-Fi
FRASER SUITES SYDNEY
• 531 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/poolside restaurant • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool/whirlpool • spa/24-hour fitness center/saunas • LCD-TV/DVD/iPod®-MP3 dock
HYATT REGENCY SYDNEY
HHHHH Sydney Designed by noted architect Sir Norman Foster, this striking high-rise hotel is close to Darling Harbour and Sydney’s vibrant shopping and entertainment district. Luxurious accommodations feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping skyline views. • 201 ac rooms & suites • daily buffet breakfast • concierge/room service • indoor heated pool/Jacuzzi • 24-hr fitness center/sauna/personal trainers • complimentary Wi-Fi
THE LANGHAM SYDNEY
RADISSON BLU PLAZA HOTEL SYDNEY
Overlooking Darling Harbour, this modern high-rise hotel is the ideal base for exploring Sydney and its surroundings, offering contemporary dining, a rooftop bar, and contemporary guest rooms and suites with panoramic views.
Channeling true modern luxury, this stellar hotel enjoys a premium location in the heart of The Rocks and offers the largest guest rooms in Sydney, all with balconies or terraces. After sightseeing, rejuvenate with sumptuous treatments at The Day Spa.
This intimate boutique-style hotel occupies a Heritage-Listed building in the center of downtown Sydney. Pamper yourself with a massage at the spa, relax in the steam room, and dip into the pool. Stylish rooms have the latest tech amenities.
• 892 ac rooms and suites • restaurant/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • Regency Club Lounge • 24-hr fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 96 ac rooms • restaurant/brasserie/bar/afternoon tea/nightly entertainment • 24-hr concierge & room service • indoor heated pool • The Day Spa/fitness center • tennis • complimentary Wi-Fi
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL SYDNEY
• 366 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars/high tea • 24-hr concierge & room service • indoor pool • Tanatcha Spa/fitness center/ steam room • complimentary Wi-Fi
SIR STAMFORD AT CIRCULAR QUAY
STAMFORD PLAZA SYDNEY AIRPORT
This modern hotel stands in the historic Rocks District on Sydney Harbour, overlooking the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Enjoy superior service and premium harbor views from the guest rooms and suites.
Set in a stunning 19th century building listed with the National Heritage Register, this deluxe hotel puts you close to Sydney’s many attractions. Spacious guest rooms feature superb city view, with French doors and Juliet balconies.
Ultimately convenient, this modern hotel is just five minutes from the airport and provides easy access to all of Sydney’s many attractions. Soundproof rooms have contemporary style, plus views of the airport, Botany Bay, or Sydney skyline.
• 565 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars • Horizon Club Lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated pool/Jacuzzi • CHI, The Spa/fitness center/sauna • business center • disabled facilities • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 105 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor heated pool • fitness center/sauna • live entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 315 ac rooms • 2 restaurants/café/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • fitness center/sauna/Jacuzzi • live entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
SYDNEY: HOTELS PARKROYAL DARLING HARBOUR
RADISSON HOTEL AND SUITES SYDNEY
My Time / Preferred Partner
THE YORK BY SWISS-BELHOTEL
The Harbour, Opera House, The Rocks, Chinatown, and more of Sydney’s attractions are within a short walk of this stylish high-rise hotel. Guest rooms have the latest tech amenities and knockout views of Darling Harbour or the skyline.
Darling Harbour’s famous dining, shopping, and nightlife are right outside the doors of this distinctive boutique hotel in Sydney’s central business district. Guest rooms and suites, many with private balconies, feature contemporary style.
You’re just steps away from Sydney’s iconic attractions and great nightlife and dining, when you stay at this contemporary luxury apartment hotel. Guest accommodations have openplan lounges, kitchens, and private balconies with city views.
• 340 ac rooms & suites • Club Lounge • 2 restaurants/bar • 24-hour concierge & room service • fitness center/jogging track • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 101 ac rooms & suites • breakfast restaurant • concierge/room service (breakfast only) • indoor pool • fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 100 ac apartments • 24-hr concierge • outdoor pool/sundeck • fitness center • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi
THE GREAT SOUTHERN HOTEL SYDNEY
HOLIDAY INN DARLING HARBOUR
OAKS GOLDSBROUGH APARTMENTS
Set in a Heritage-Listed 1854 building packed with modern conveniences, this boutique hotel on George Street welcomes guests into sleek rooms with the latest tech amenities. Darling Harbour, Chinatown, and many of Sydney’s attractions are nearby.
An oasis in the middle of the lively Darling Harbour district, this Heritage-Listed former wool store cloaks the northern wing of the hotel in history. You’re just steps from some of Sydney’s best restaurants, theaters, and shopping complexes.
Adults-Only A restored 1883 landmark building is home to this luxury apartment hotel, close to Darling Harbour and more of Sydney’s many attractions. Guest accommodations feature modern décor, kitchens, and city or harbor views.
• 370 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center/steam room/sauna/whirlpool • baby-sitting • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 323 ac rooms & apartments • coffee shop • indoor pool • fitness center/sauna • 24-hr concierge/room service
THE TANK STREAM HOTEL
VIBE HOTEL SYDNEY
• 167 ac rooms • restaurant • Internet kiosk
THE SYDNEY BOULEVARD HOTEL
Just a short walk from Sydney’s CBD, this modern highrise hotel puts you close to Sydney’s CBD, Hyde Park, and Royal Botanical Gardens. Guest accommodations command fabulous views of the skyline and harbor.
The Rocks, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Harbour Bridge are within walking distance of this modern high-rise hotel in the heart of Sydney CBD. Sit down to the best of local produce with French and Asian influences at Le Petit Flot.
Perfectly positioned in the heart of Sydney CBD, this newly renovated is close to George Street, Hyde Park, Chinatown, the Opera House, Darling Harbour, and Sydney’s best dining and nightlife. Retreat to modern rooms with the latest tech amenities.
• 280 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge/room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 198 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge/room service • outdoor rooftop pool • fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
MERCURE RESORT HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS
EMIRATES ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY
• 270 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/café/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center/sauna/steam room • complimentary Wi-Fi
Enjoy excellent value at this B&B-style hotel near Sydney CBD, close to major attractions like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Guest rooms and spacious Family Studios are modern respites after a day of sightseeing.
In the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, surrounded by beautiful gardens, this stellar resort is an ideal base for exploring the region – you’re just minutes from several top wineries. Guest accommodations open onto private balconies or courtyards.
• 117 ac rooms & studio apartments • 2 restaurants/daily buffet breakfast room • concierge/room service • Internet kiosk in lobby with wireless access ($) • tour desk • meetings & functions facilities
• 72 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor pool • Heavenly Hunter Massage/Locomotion Health Club • spa/sauna • tennis/bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
Wolgan Valley Providing a quintessentially Australian bush experience, this ultra-luxury conservation-based resort stands in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains on 7,000 acres of carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve. • 40 ac villas • 2 restaurants/bar & terrace lounge • 24-hr concierge & room service • main outdoor pool • One&Only Spa/fitness center • tennis/horseback riding • safaris/nature walks • Wolgan Rangers kids club • complimentary Wi-Fi
SYDNEY: HOTELS NOVOTEL CANBERRA
NRMA MURRAMARANG BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY RESORT
In the heart of Canberra, within easy walking distance to excellent shopping, dining, and nightlife, this modern hotel welcomes guests into spacious, individually furnished guest rooms with city views.
It’s just a few steps to a sandy beach along the pristine waters of Beagle Bay from this deluxe resort, surrounded by a national park. Modern villa accommodations, most overlooking the ocean, feature kitchens and private balconies or patios.
Set near the pristine clear waters and white-sand beaches of Jervis Bay, this unique and peaceful bush retreat welcomes guests into luxury tented accommodations, each erected atop its own small pavilion, with furnished wraparound terraces.
• 286 ac rooms • restaurant/lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor pool • fitness center/Jacuzzi/sauna
• 82 ac villas • restaurant/bar/poolside bar & snack bar • outdoor pool • kids playground • bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 12 safari-style tents • restaurant/bar • water sports/bicycling/hiking
ARAJILLA RETREAT LORD HOWE ISLAND
BROAD LEAF VILLAS
Lord Howe Island
The epitome of luxurious laid-back ambiance, this stellar hideaway is a haven of tranquility and peace on Lord Howe Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Swim, surf, snorkel, hike, play golf, and bask on the pristine beach.
Just minutes from Norfolk Island National Park as well as the village of Burnt Pine and its many restaurants, this intimate ecofriendly hideaway welcomes guests into spacious individual villas with private balconies overlooking the Watermill Valley.
• 12 ac suites • restaurant/bar/BBQ facilities • Ayurvedic Day Spa • bicycles available • library • complimentary airport shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 5 ac villas • BBQ facilities • bicycle & snorkelling gear rentals • complimentary tour • complimentary airport transfers • complimentary Wi-Fi
The Rocks in Circular Quay, Sydney
Sydney Opera House
Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast
QUEENSLAND BRILLIANT BEACHES, ANCIENT RAINFORESTS & SUPER CITIES IN AUSTRALIA’S SUN & FUN CAPITAL THE REGIONS Brisbane Queensland’s capital and Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane is known for its laid-back ambiance, but it also has plenty of big-city drive. Dive into a world of great cuisine, shopping, first-class museums, galleries, and performing arts centers. Take in the panoramic view from atop Story Bridge, explore the Southbank Parklands, and walk the Heritage Trail.
Cairns / Port Douglas Most area visits begin in Cairns, a thriving seaport and magnet for travelers that’s just a stone’s throw from the Great Barrier Reef. Get yourself to the Esplanade, an oceanfront promenade with restaurants, bars, hotels, and a pedestrian/bike path. A lively city with a village feel, Port Douglas is the ideal starting point for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or Daintree Rainforest.
Fraser Down Under
A Month of Whitsundays
Rent a 4WD vehicle to explore Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, and its freshwater lakes, seawater pools, rocky outcrops, and endless beach.
If Whitehaven Beach looks familiar, that’s probably because it’s the most-photographed beach in Australia, a stunning swirl of white silica sand and turquoise waters on Whitsunday Island.
Dive Deep Grab your snorkeling gear for some of the greatest diving on the planet, just off Port Douglas at Low Isles, absolutely the poster child for your “typical island paradise.”
Surfin’ Safari At gorgeous, iconic Surfers Paradise, you can chill out, watch the action on the waves, or learn the sport at one of its numerous surfing schools.
Bigger than several European countries combined, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, and a must-visit location for divers.
With its sweeping beaches, the Gold Coast is Australia’s great playground. Excitement runs 24/7 at Surfers Paradise, where days on the beach give way to nights spent in the bars and clubs. Lying between the Queensland coast and the Great Barrier Reef,the Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands, heavy on stunning natural landscapes and dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns.
Into the Woods
Hop on the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns to the village of Kuranda, and check out the galleries and markets for authentic Aboriginal artwork, music instruments, etc.
Lace up your hiking boots to explore the exotic Daintree Rainforest, home to the largest range of plants and animals on the planet, including 13 bird species found nowhere else.
Snuggle with one of nature’s cutest creatures at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in suburban Brisbane, the world’s first and largest reserve dedicated to Australian wildlife.
Hike through Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge, the oldest continuously surviving rainforest on earth, and home to over 30,000 species of plants and animals.
Stroll just a few minutes from Port Douglas center city, and you’re at Four Mile Beach, which stretches along the Coral Sea in a gentle curve of soft sands and swaying palms.
Gold Coast & Whitsundays
I Can See Four Mile
Great Barrier Reef
QUEENSLAND: GREATER BRISBANE SIGHTSEEING AUSTRALIA ZOO
BRISBANE WHALE WATCHING
KOALA & RIVER CRUISE
Brisbane / Australia Zoo
Brisbane / Brisbane Whale Watching
Brisbane / 5.5 Hours / Mirimar Cruises
Australia Zoo, one hour north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast, was made famous by “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin. The 105acre zoo is the most interactive conservation destination on the planet, where you can get up-close to animals including koalas, wombats, and kangaroos. Watch a saltwater crocodile strike from the water’s edge in the daily Wildlife Warriors show, and explore the world’s busiest Wildlife Hospital, where you can watch vets saving endangered Australian animals.
Brisbane Whale Watching is a multiple award-winning, Eco Accredited, nature-based tour company offering guests an exciting and up-close encounter on board the MV Eye-Spy to meet the mesmerizing Humpback Whales that migrate through the crystal-clear waters of Brisbane’s Moreton Bay between June and November.
This popular journey has been taking visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 60 years. Cruise through Brisbane’s most historic landscapes, iconic attractions, and historical sites as you listen to an entertaining and informative commentary by the captain. The tour includes 3 hours to explore the sanctuary, where you can see more than 130 koalas, hand-feed kangaroos, spy on platypus swimming, and watch an incredible bird-of-prey show before a relaxing cruise back to the city.
SPIRITS OF THE RED SAND – ABORIGINAL DINNER SHOW
Brisbane / Pterodactyl Helicopters
Brisbane / 5 Hours / Sirromet Wines
Brisbane-Gold Coast/ 4 Hours / Spirits of the Red Sand
Looking to do something extraordinary? So much more than just a helicopter company, Pterodactyl Helicopters partners with the best local cafés, wineries, restaurants, pubs, breweries, and accommodations in southeast Queensland and Brisbane to put together a selection of once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tours and scenic flights, where getting there is only half the fun.
A short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, go behind the scenes of the state-of-the-art Sirromet Winery at picturesque Mount Cotton and gain an insight into the winemaking process. Learn about the Australian family who created one of the most famous wine brands in Queensland, enjoy a private wine tasting of six Sirromet wines, and sit down to a twocourse lunch at the award-winning Restaurant Lurleen’s, with breathtaking views to Moreton Bay and Stradbroke Island.
Chapters of a true moving story immerse you as you are led by a storyteller and a cast of direct descendants from Dreamtime to 1800s Australia to learn the story of when the British settlers meet the Aboriginal for the very first time. Engaging all your senses, witness history come alive through powerful storytelling, song, dance, and ancient traditions. Includes complimentary transfers from Brisbane and Gold Coast, theatre show, and three-course dinner/dessert.
FRASER ISLAND BEACH & BBQ CRUISE
GOLD COAST ATTRACTIONS PASS
WHALE WATCHING CRUISES
Gold Coast / Half-Day / Whalesong Cruises
Gold Coast / iVenture Card Australia
Gold Coast / Whalesong Cruises
Cruise to the golden silica sands of the remote West Coast beach of K’gari (Fraser Island) or Pelican Bank and spend your time kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, exploring, playing, and resting on this half-day cruise. Morning tea and Aussie BBQ lunch are provided. Complimentary tea, coffee, milo, and filtered drinking water are available throughout the cruise. Fully licenced bar. Dietary requirements catered for. All equipment (kayaks, fishing rods/bait, etc.) included.
This all-inclusive pass to over 30 of the best attractions, tours, and things to do on the Gold Coast, Mount Tamborine, and Byron Bay lets you enjoy incredible savings of up to 40% off general admission fees to your choice of either three, five, or seven must-see attractions and experiences.
From late July to late October, experience close encounters with majestic humpback whales on the luxurious, environmentally friendly catamaran MV Whalesong, featuring extra-wide decks, multi-level viewing, low passenger numbers, expert commentary, and multi-lingual crew. Lunch and morning/ afternoon tea included. Complimentary tea, coffee, milo, and filtered drinking water are available throughout the cruise. Fully licenced bar. Dietary requirements catered for.
Brisbane city skyline and Brisbane River
QUEENSLAND: GREATER BRISBANE HOTELS TREASURY CASINO & HOTEL
OAKS FESTIVAL TOWERS
O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST RETREAT
Set inside two grand heritage buildings in Brisbane’s CBD, just a few minutes’ walk from lively South Bank, this deluxe hotel buzzes with 24-hour casino action. Retreat to spacious guest rooms with large marble baths and sweeping city views.
Just minutes from top Brisbane attractions, this family-friendly apartment hotel is a great base for discovering the city’s many charms. Step into contemporary-style accommodations with expansive balconies and sweeping city and river views.
• 125 ac rooms & suites • 5 restaurants/5 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center/sauna • 24-hr casino • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 173 ac 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • BBQ area • outdoor plunge pool & heated lap pool/sundeck/hot tub • fitness center/sauna
KINGFISHER BAY RESORT
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND ECO RESORT
HHHH Fraser Island
The ideal base to explore Fraser Island, a World Heritage Site, this stellar resort has hosted the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (a/k/a Harry and Meghan). Accommodations range from lagoon-view rooms to spacious villas. • 152 ac rooms & villas • 3 restaurants/4 bars • 24-hr concierge • 4 outdoor pools • Frasier Island Day Spa • tennis/water sports • complimentary Wi-Fi
SURFERS PARADISE MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA
HHH½ Canungra In the heart of Lamington National Park, a World Heritage Site, this century-old resort puts you into the center of the rainforest’s unmatched beauty. Step into accommodations with balconies or decks featuring stunning mountain or valley views. • 111 ac rooms, suites & villas • restaurant/bar/lounge • outdoor infinity lap & plunge pools/kids pool/hot tub • Lost World Spa/sauna • Eco Rangers kids activities • complimentary Wi-Fi
XANADU MAIN BEACH RESORT
Lady Elliot Island
This unique eco-resort stands on its own coral cay at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. Take your choice of deluxe rooms, suites, cabins, or “glamping” tents. Go snorkelling and scuba diving in some of the planet’s clearest waters.
Nestled on the sandy shores of the Gold Coast’s glamorous Main Beach, this modern luxury high-rise apartment is close to great shopping, dining, and nightlife. Sunshinefilled accommodations feature the latest tech amenities and spectacular ocean views.
• 43 rooms, suites, cabins & tents • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor saltwater pool • water sports/PADI dive center • kids playground
• 65 ac 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • BBQ facilities • outdoor pool & whirlpool/indoor heated pool • fitness center/sauna/whirlpool • tennis • library/game room • golf nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi
NRMA TREASURE ISLAND HOLIDAY RESORT
Set between iconic Main Beach and Surfers Paradise, this stellar luxury resort welcomes guests with award-winning service, and comprehensive amenities. Contemporary guest rooms open to private balconies, most with ocean views.
Close to Surfers Paradise and major theme parks such as SeaWorld® and Wet’n’Wild, this deluxe resort invites you into guest accommodations featuring full kitchens or kitchenettes, plus private verandas or patios.
• 216 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • 24-hr concierge/room service • outdoor pool/2 kids pools/whirlpool • Ruby Spa/fitness center/ sauna • kids club • water sports/tennis/bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 127 ac rooms & villas • restaurant • 4 outdoor pools • water park/ mini-golf/tennis • kids club/game room/outdoor cinema • complimentary Wi-Fi
In the heart of the Gold Coast, close to great shopping, dining, and nightlife, this modern high-rise puts you in the center of all the action. Spacious 1- and 2-bedroom apartments feature full kitchens, plus breathtaking views of the beach and Pacific Ocean.
SAND DUNES RESORT
NOOSA BLUE RESORT
• 59 ac apartments • BBQ facilities • outdoor heated pool/kids pool/ whirlpool • Internet lounge
NOOSA LAKES RESORT
HHHH½ Preferred Partner
Enjoy the best of the famed Sunshine Coast at this relaxed resort, welcoming guests into individual accommodations, some with private BBQ areas and rooftop Jacuzzis. It’s just steps to quiet white-sand Marcoola Beach.
Nestled between the beach and Lake Doonella, this stylish boutique resort is a relaxing environment with a variety of room options and three beautiful lagoon pools. There’s easy access to surfing, boating, hiking, and horseback riding.
Surrounded by water on three sides, this stellar resort on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast puts you close to great recreation, from surfing and boating, to hiking and horseback riding. Contemporary-style rooms have private balconies.
• 75 ac rooms, villas & houses • BBQ facilities • 2 outdoor pools • spa/ fitness center • game room • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 65 ac suites & penthouses • BBQ facilities • room service • 3 outdoor heated pools/whirlpool • personal trainers/steam room/Jacuzzi/yoga classes • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 76 ac studios & 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • BBQ facilities • 3 outdoor lagoon-style pools • bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
QUEENSLAND: GREAT BARRIER REEF SIGHTSEEING AQUAQUEST DAY TRIP – SNORKELING
BREAKFAST WITH THE KOALAS AT HARTLEY’S
CAPE TRIBULATION, DAINTREE & MOSSMAN GORGE
Cairns-Port Douglas / Full Day / Divers Den A brand-new luxury dive and snorkel vessel in Port Douglas, AquaQuest is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including Nitrox and gives passengers a unique experience available at exclusive dive and snorkel locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at the Agincourt, Opal, and St. Crispin’s Reefs locations.
Cairns-Palm Cove / 4 Hours / Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures Enjoy a hot Aussie breakfast in the company of a cute koala and its keeper. After breakfast, take time to experience the activities and natural places that Hartley’s is known for, including a crocodile spotting cruise, crocodile feeding shows, cassowary feeding, and crocodile farm tour. Optional Koala encounter photos (additional cost). Drive yourself or transfer from Cairns, Cairns Beaches, or Port Douglas.
Travel in air-conditioned comfort in a luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation, through some of the world’s oldest rainforest. Included is a driver/guided tour and morning tea at Mossman Gorge Centre, a delicious tropical lunch amid the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation beach, where two World Heritage sites meet. Enjoy a cruise on the Daintree River before returning home.
FLAMES OF THE FOREST
GREEN ISLAND ECO-ADVENTURE
HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURES
Cairns-Port Douglas / 3 Hours / Flames of the Forest Feast on sumptuous local cuisine while enjoying quality Australian wines – all in the magnificent natural surroundings of the North Queensland rainforest. The only dining experience in the rainforest, your evening will be so relaxing and uplifting for your soul that you’ll never want to leave. Choose from either a cultural experience featuring two local Aboriginal brothers sharing their remarkable history through storytelling, didgeridoo, and song, or a romantic experience enjoying the dulcet tones of a solo acoustic guitarist.
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / Half-Day or Full Day / Quicksilver Group For a unique reef and rainforest experience, Great Adventures’ fast catamaran will whisk you away to beautiful Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef, just 45 minutes from Cairns. With a full- or half-day tour, choose your way to experience the reef – stay dry in a glass-bottom boat or snorkel from the white sandy beaches. Stroll in the lush rainforest, dip in the island swimming pool, or just relax on the beach.
Cairns-Port Douglas / Half-Day / Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures Experience a range of inclusive educational shows and interactive wildlife activities at the best place to see crocodiles and wildlife in the Tropical North. Highlights include the crocodile spotting and feeding cruises on Hartley’s Lagoon, snake shows, and cassowary, wallaby, and koala feeding. It’s also home to Koalas, wombats, gliders, bettongs, wallabies, and quolls. Drive yourself or transfer from Cairns, Cairns Beaches, or Port Douglas.
HELICOPTER REEF PACKAGES
DAINTREE & CAPE TRIBULATION ECO EXPERIENCE WITH JUNGLE SURFING
Cairns-Port Douglas / Full Day / Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours Enjoy the scenic coastal drive to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas to see the endangered cassowary, tree kangaroos, and other local wildlife. Cross the Daintree River and arrive in Cape Tribulation for lunch. Join the guided Jungle Surfing tour, flying on zip-lines between tree platforms with spectacular views of the world’s oldest rainforest. Stop at Alexandra Lookout on your return, and spot crocodiles and birds in the mangroves on a Daintree River cruise.
Cairns-Port Douglas / 12 Hours / Down Under Tours
Cairns / Nautilus Aviation
Cairns / Nautilus Aviation
Nautilus Aviation with HeliFish offers half-day and full day helicopter fishing tours. Flying over impressive landscapes, fishing guides/pilots target anything from the mighty Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, and Salmon, to Giant Trevally, Mackerel, and Coral Trout. More than just fishing, this tour is a photographer’s dream. Expect to see sandy beaches, rainforests, and the Great Barrier Reef. Specializing in helicopter fishing, the tours are flexible to suit personal requests, fishing skill, and groups of all sizes.
Discover the Great Barrier Reef from above with a helicopter scenic flight and up-close with a partnered reef cruise. Be treated to lunch and experience the magic of flying over reef systems to and from floating helicopter pads and the mysteries of the underwater world with complimentary snorkeling equipment. Scenic flights are available for guests cruising both ways. Scuba diving for beginners and experienced divers, plus other activities, are an optional extra.
LEARN TO DIVE 3 DAY OPEN WATER DIVE COURSE WITH E-LEARNING
OCEANQUEST – 1 NIGHT LIVEABOARD – SNORKELING & SCUBA DIVING
OCEAN SPIRIT CRUISE TO MICHELMAS CAY
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / 3 Days-2 Nights / Quicksilver Group If you’re thinking about learning to scuba dive but are short on time, this 3-day course is ideal. Classroom theory is replaced with online e-Learning which can be completed in your own time before arriving in Port Douglas. Following a day of pool training at Quicksilver Dive’s 5-Star PADI Training Centre, you’ll have two exciting day trips to the Great Barrier Reef to become a certified diver.
Cairns-Port Douglas / 2 Days-1 Night / Divers Den Experience a night on the reef under the starts onboard the luxurious liveaboard vessel OceanQuest. With daily departures via a fast transfer vessel and 18 Outer Reef moorings, OceanQuest offers flexible itineraries taking 48 passengers for both snorkeling and scuba diving. Nitrox and Fluoro Diving are also available.
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / Full Day / Quicksilver Group Experience a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef when you set sail to picturesque Michaelmas Cay aboard the 105foot luxury sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit. Snorkel, cruise in the semi-sub for a diver’s view of the reef, and discover the cay’s sanctuary birdlife. For the more adventurous, optional introductory diving and marine biologist snorkel tours are available. Homeward bound, enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine under the sails.
QUEENSLAND: GREAT BARRIER REEF SIGHTSEEING POSEIDON CRUISES
PRO DIVE CAIRNS – DIVE ADVENTURE FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS & SNORKELERS
QUICKSILVER OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISES
Cairns-Port Douglas / Quicksilver Group
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / 3 Days-2 Nights / Quicksilver Group The best way to really experience the Great Barrier Reef is to stay out there for a few days, giving you time to relax and enjoy more diving and snorkeling. Staying on a premium liveaboard boat with a maximum 32 passengers, certified divers can experience up to 11 dives including two exciting night dives on a variety of exclusive outer reef sites, each chosen for great visibility and variety of brilliant coral and marine life.
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / 6.5 Hours / Quicksilver Group For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver will take you to a spacious activity platform at the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef with spectacular coral formations, myriad of marine life, and clear outer reef waters. Here, the widest range of activities for swimmers and non-swimmers awaits. Snorkel and dive, or stay dry and explore from the semi-sub and underwater observatory. Scuba and helmet diving, marine biologist snorkel tours, and helicopter flights are also available.
REEFQUEST DAY TRIP – SNORKELING
SAILAWAY PORT DOUGLAS – SAILAWAY OUTER REEF MACKAY CAY
SAND CAY GETAWAY
Cairns-Port Douglas / Full Day / Divers Den This luxury day boat from Cairns offers friendly and professional service, whether it’s your first time to the reef as a snorkeler, introductory, or certified diver. Visit two Outer Great Barrier Reef locations on Norman, Saxon, and Hastings Reefs. ReefQuest is an unforgettable full-day Great Barrier Reef experience.
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / 9 Hours / Sailaway Port Douglas Sailaway sets the highest level of nature experiences on the Great Barrier Reef. Eco-tourism is an opportunity to increase awareness and appreciation of our natural environment. Enjoy first-class service on this small group premium sailing and snorkeling experience to Mackay Coral Cay with spectacular marine life.
SCENIC FLIGHTS – REEF & RAINFOREST
SUNLOVER BY STARLIGHT
Cairns / Nautilus Aviation From above, experience the sheer size and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and gain a true appreciation of the one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Scenic flights of 30 minutes include views of beautiful Green Island and Fitzroy Island and on low tide, Vlasoff and Upolu Sand Cay. The Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef can together be experienced in one awe-inspiring flight of either 45 minutes or 60 minutes.
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / Full Day / Quicksilver Group Get set for an exhilarating day of fun, discovery, and adventure when you step aboard the ultramodern dive and snorkel catamaran Silverswift. Designed for small groups of adventureminded people, you’ll have five hours to experience the thrill of diving and snorkeling at three different Outer Great Barrier Reef sites awash with spectacular coral gardens and colorful marine creatures. Enjoy unlimited snorkeling and the option of introductory diving, and up to three certified dives.
For an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime overnight experience on the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy two days on Moore Reef Pontoon, including the only water slide on the Reef. As the sun sets, a lucky few can experience the Reef exclusively with private snorkelling tours at sunset and sunrise, a deluxe BBQ, and a magical night of stargazing. Tucked up in an Aussie swag, slumber in one of the natural wonders of the world.
TJAPUKAI, SKYRAIL & SCENIC RAIL
YOU FLY – TAKE THE CONTROLS
Cairns / Nautilus Aviation
Cairns-Palm Cove / 1 Hour / Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures Feel like a VIP on this private tour with an experienced Hartley’s guide to meet, feed, and enjoy close encounters with unique and rare Australian and exotic animals. Includes park admission, wombat encounter, Koala holding opportunity and photo, kangaroo and wallaby feeding, cassowary feeding, and reptile encounter. Reptastic 5 and Birds of a Feather now available for reptile and bird lovers. Other special packages are available for families with younger children, so check with your travel consultant.
Designed for personalized Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel adventures, the modern 79-foot catamaran Poseidon will take you to experience three different reef sites in the pristine marine wilderness of the Agincourt ribbon reefs. With clear outer reef waters, beautiful corals, and incredible marine life diversity, you can enjoy unlimited snorkeling while experienced divers and first-time divers can enjoy up to three dives. A marine biologist guided snorkel tour is also included.
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / Full Day / Down Under Tours This tour offers the wonders of the rainforest and unique indigenous culture. Enjoy the many attractions of Tjapukai before gliding over and through the World Heritage Rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Use your Kuranda Boarding Pass for discounted entry to select Kuranda attractions. Enjoy preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. This spectacular journey offers wonderful views as you wind your way over bridges and through tunnels to Kuranda.
Looking for that unique bucket-list experience? Pilot your own scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. With a pre-flight briefing and a highly experienced instructor by your side, the sky really is ‘your’ playground. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – or the start of a career as a helicopter pilot.
Cairns / Nautilus Aviation An exclusive experience on your own piece of paradise. Feel the thrill of flying over coral-studded sea before landing on Vlasoff Cay, a pristine sand cay in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef for a 2-hour experience of a lifetime. Relax on the pure white sand, beachcomb for treasures, lay in the shallow crystal waters, and snorkel straight off the cay and discover the magic beneath. The experience is complete with a picnic hamper and sparkling wine.
Cairns / 2 Days-1 Night / Sunlover Reef Cruises
QUEENSLAND: GREAT BARRIER REEF SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS BIRDWORLD & KURANDA KOALA GARDENS
Kuranda / 4-8 Hours / Friends in The Rainforest Meet some cute, cuddly, and feathered friends at Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda. Hold a koala for a photo (extra cost), as well as pet and feed kangaroos, and see wombats, quokkas, bilbies, freshwater crocodiles, and reptiles amid a beautiful rainforest setting. At Birdworld, enter the free flight enclosure with some of Australia’s most beautiful birds, including parrots, waterbirds, and the endangered cassowary. Cairns boardwalk and pier
3 DAY/2-NIGHT BEST OF MAGNETIC ISLAND TOUR
CORAL SEA RESORT
AIRLIE BEACH HOTEL
HHHH½ Townsville / 3 Days-2 Nights / SeaLink Travel Group
There’s so much to see and do on this stunning tropical island, so whether you’re meeting the local Agile Rock Wallabies, watching sea eagles snatch fish, or enjoying the sunset from one of the many vantage points around the island, this handpicked excursion gets the most out of your visit to Magnetic Island. Highlights include a cruise across Cleveland Bay, freedom to explore Magnetic Island’s picturesque settlements, snorkeling remote beaches and bays, and fishing with Aquascene.
This beachfront Whitsundays resort is just a short stroll from enchanting Airlie Beach village and Abel Point Marina. Deluxe suites, penthouses, and 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments are spacious. Dine in the award-winning oceanfront restaurant.
Located on the Esplanade in Airlie Beach, this boutique property boasts a village atmosphere and views of the Coral Sea coastline. Discover the Great Barrier Reef (ideal for snorkeling and diving) and the 74 islands of the Whitsundays with daily tours.
DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT
• 77 ac rooms, suites, apartments & penthouses • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor pool/kids wading pool • fitness center • private jetty/ water sports • wedding chapel • complimentary Wi-Fi
Located in the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef, this deluxe, newly renovated resort is an island experience unlike any other, with one of Australia’s most unique attractions, the Living Reef coursing through the property. • 277 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars • 3 outdoor pools/kids pool • fitness center • water sports/tennis courts • outdoor cinema • wedding chapel • live music • kids club • complimentary Wi-Fi
REEF VIEW HOTEL
qualia, GREAT BARRIER REEF
HHHHH Hamilton Island
Adults-Only Set amid tropical gardens, this sophisticated adults-only resort opens directly onto beautiful Catseye Beach. Hide away in luxurious, newly refurbished guest rooms with private balconies or courtyards facing the beach. Dive into numerous water sports!
Adults-Only Seamlessly integrated into its natural surroundings on the quiet north end of the island, this exceptional resort envelops you in luxury and sweet solitude. Spacious freestanding pavilions have sundecks or plunge pools, plus island or sea views.
• 57 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor infinity pool • spa/fitness center/sauna/salon • tennis/water sports/library • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 60 ac pavilions & beach house • 2 restaurants/2 bars/library • in-room dining • 2 outdoor pools • Spa qualia/fitness center • complimentary non-motorized watercraft • complimentary Internet access
WHITSUNDAY APARTMENTS, HAMILTON ISLAND
INTERCONTINENTAL HAYMAN ISLAND RESORT
HHHH Hamilton Island
• 60 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars/bottle shop • outdoor saltwater pool • complimentary Wi-Fi
HHHH½ Daydream Island
Spectacular views of the Coral Sea greet guests at this modern high-rise resort on Catseye Beach. Spacious accommodations open to private furnished balconies; suites also have their own outdoor spa tubs.
Step outside the doors of this great value hotel directly onto pristine Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Spacious one-bedroom apartments feature full kitchens and private balconies overlooking the Coral Sea.
This iconic private island resort presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, blissful indulgence, and exciting adventure. Hike, swim, play tennis, renew yourself at the spa, and explore the Great Barrier Reef.
• 381 ac rooms & suites with balconies or terraces • restaurant/lounge/ bar • outdoor pool/tennis • spa/fitness center • water sports • mini-bar/ in-room safe/coffee & tea maker
• 168 ac 1-bedroom apartments • guest lounge • outdoor lagoon-style pool/whirlpool • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 166 ac rooms, suites & villas • 4 restaurants/bar • 24-hr concierge/ room service • 2 outdoor pools • spa/fitness center • water sports • tennis & squash courts • kids club
QUEENSLAND: GREAT BARRIER REEF HOTELS GREEN ISLAND RESORT
ORPHEUS ISLAND LODGE
HHHH½ Green Island
Located across the Coral Sea from Cairns, this eco-sensitive resort blends luxury, romance, and adventure on a beautiful Great Barrier Reef coral cay. Enjoy a host of complimentary activities including water sports and guided nature walks. • 46 ac suites with private balconies • restaurant/2 bars/poolside bar • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor pools • Massage Salon • water sports/dive shop • glass-bottom boat tours • welcome sunset drinks
HHHH½ Heron Island
All-Inclusive Explore the Great Barrier Reef’s most secluded tropical island – accessed only via helicopter from Cairns or Townsville. This all-inclusive luxury resort includes gourmet meals, Australian fine wines, premium beers, and deluxe service.
A nature lover’s haven, this resort is a true coral cay situated right on the Great Barrier Reef, and renowned for its abundance of birdlife, the delightful Green and Loggerhead turtles, and endless gardens of coral right off the beach.
• 14 ac beachfront rooms, suites & villas • restaurant/bar/lounge/beach picnics • room service • outdoor infinity pool/sundeck • water sports/ PADI dive center • Gwandalan Day Spa • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 109 rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • outdoor pool • Aqua Soul Spa • scuba diving/snorkeling lessons & excursions • Heron Kids Junior Rangers Program • tea & coffee-making facilities • Internet access
VISION CAIRNS ESPLANADE
HHHHH Preferred Partner
RILEY, A CRYSTALBROOK COLLECTION RESORT
HERON ISLAND RESORT
KEWARRA BEACH RESORT & SPA
Set at the northern end of Cairns’ iconic Esplanade, this sophisticated hotel puts the accent on elegance, contemporary design, and a splash of fun. Your private balcony overlooks the lagoon, beach, Esplanade, city skyline, or the coastline beyond.
Settle in to these modern, spacious apartment accommodations at this stylish property on the Cairns Esplanade, overlooking the Coral Sea and just steps from downtown Cairns. Luxury apartments have balconies with mountain, sea, or Esplanade views.
Set amid 30 acres of lush rainforest, this private beachfront resort provides the ultimate Australian vacation experience, featuring detached private bungalows and a focus on environmental sensitivity, superb cuisine, and world-class service.
• 311 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • 2 outdoor pools/cabanas/man-made beach • Eléme Day Spa/24-hr fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 26 ac 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • outdoor pool/saltwater lap pool • BBQ facilities • fitness center/sauna/massage services available • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 49 ac suites & bungalows • restaurant/bar • room service • 2 outdoor free-form pools/private beach • Desert Fig Beauty & Spa • complimentary Wi-Fi
THE LAKES CAIRNS RESORT
PACIFIC HOTEL CAIRNS
CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB RESORT
Set amid tropical gardens close to downtown Cairns, the Esplanade, and Cairns Botanical Gardens, this laid-back hotel is an ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Retreat to guest accommodations with modern décor, kitchens, and balconies or lanais.
The best location in Cairns – downtown on the Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour, Marlin Marina, and Reef Fleet Terminal – makes this hotel an ideal base for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
• 50 ac 1, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • restaurant/bar/BBQ areas • 4 outdoor pools/3 kids pools • tennis • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 207 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • room service (limited hours)/24-hr reception • outdoor pool/sundeck • duty-free shopping adjacent • tea & coffee facilities • on-site coin laundry • complimentary Wi-Fi
THE HOTEL CAIRNS
QUEENS COURT HOTEL
Cairns This beautiful tropical resort is nestled amid eleven acres of lush gardens and features three lagoon-style pools for recreation. Modern guest rooms overlook the gardens and resort pool. • 345 ac rooms • restaurant/2 bars/café • concierge • 3 outdoor lagoonstyle pools/kids pool • kids playground • airport transfers ($) • free shuttle to City Center • complimentary Wi-Fi
ALAMANDA PALM COVE BY LANCEMORE
Adults-Only Known for its beautiful Queensland-style architecture, this modern hotel is superbly positioned in the Cairns CBD, just a block from the famous Esplanade and an ideal base for Great Barrier Reef recreation and adventures.
An ideal base for exploring Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Daintree Rainforest, this boutique hotel stands in the Cairns city center, close to the vibrant Cairns Esplanade, main business district, shops, and restaurants.
Nestled between the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, this outstanding resort opens directly onto a sandy beach lined with swaying palms. Spacious suites have designer furnishings, fully equipped Miele kitchens, and private balconies or terraces.
• 92 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge • outdoor pool • spa/fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 81 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/complimentary buffet-style Continental breakfast • outdoor pool • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 69 ac suites • restaurant/bar/beach bar/BBQ • concierge/room service • 3 outdoor pools • Alamanda Spa/fitness center • water sports • tour desk/game room/media library • complimentary Wi-Fi
QUEENSLAND: GREAT BARRIER REEF HOTELS THE REEF HOUSE -- MGALLERY BY SOFITEL
CORAL TREE INN
PALM ROYALE CAIRNS
HHHHH Palm Cove
Embrace a colonial beach house ambiance and tranquility at this unparalleled tropical resort, set just across the Esplanade from Palm Cove’s sandy beach. The spa’s soothing rituals incorporate the latest techniques and formulations.
This intimate boutique hotel in the heart of Cairns is just a short walk from the famous Esplanade and close to the city’s many attractions, including shopping, dining, and entertainment. Modern guest rooms feature private balconies or patios.
Surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, this hotel is Mediterranean at heart with a tropical ambiance. Featuring two magnificent swimming pools, it’s the ideal base for exploring the region’s natural wonders.
• 67 ac rooms, villas & apartments • restaurant/2 bars • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor pools/Jacuzzi • The Reef House Spa • complimentary bicycles • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 58 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/snack bar/BBQ facilities • concierge • outdoor saltwater pool • massage & beauty center • golf nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 150 ac rooms • café (breakfast only) • concierge • guest lounge • 2 outdoor pools/spa tub • guest laundry/free parking • airport transfers ($) • free shuttle to City Center • complimentary Wi-Fi
VUE LUXURY APARTMENTS TRINITY BEACH
THALA BEACH NATURE RESERVE
FREESTYLE RESORT PORT DOUGLAS
Located on a hilltop overlooking the Esplanade beachfront, this modern apartment hotel gives you easy and immediate access to a white-sand beach along the Coral Sea. Retreat to contemporary-style accommodations with private verandas and sea views.
Gain a new perspective on the world from your secluded bungalow, set on stilts and nestled in a forest canopy at this refined and eco-friendly hotel set along private sandy beaches. You can arrange for a romantic picnic on the sands.
• 35 ac apartments • restaurant/bar • outdoor infinity pool • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 83 ac bungalows • restaurant/2 bars • 2 outdoor free-form pools • Rejuvenate Massage Studio/yoga • nature walks/turtle spotting/art gallery • mini-bar/coffee & tea maker/CD & DVD players
MERIDIAN PORT DOUGLAS
PENINSULA BOUTIQUE HOTEL
HHHH½ Port Douglas
It’s just a short stroll to palm-lined Four Mile Beach or to Port Douglas Village’s shops, restaurants, and galleries from this family-friendly boutique resort. Colorful, spacious accommodations have full kitchens and private balconies or patios. • 31 ac 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • BBQ • concierge • outdoor heated free-form saltwater pool/sundeck/whirlpool • library • complimentary Wi-Fi
VILLA SAN MICHELE
Step into newly upgraded studios and apartments at this contemporary boutique resort for adult singles and couples seeking a peaceful, relaxing getaway. You’re within walking distance of Four Mile Beach.
Adults-Only Renowned for its welcoming hospitality and friendly service, this deluxe adults-only haven welcomes you into tropically inspired guest suites with breezy private balconies overlooking Four Mile Beach.
In the heart of Port Douglas, just a short stroll from Four Mile Beach, this boutique apartment hotel places all the city has to offer right at your door. Refurbished apartments with private balconies overlook a courtyard of verdant gardens.
• 33 ac studio & 1-bedroom apartments • BBQ area • outdoor heated lagoon-style pool/sundeck/8 Jacuzzis • tour booking office • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 34 ac suites • restaurant/bar/café/complimentary breakfast • concierge/ room service • 3 outdoor heated pools/Jacuzzi • library • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 40 ac 1- & 2-bedroom apartments with private balconies • poolside BBQ • 2 outdoor heated pools/spa tub • complimentary guest laundry & undercover parking • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi
BAY VILLAS RESORT
Just a short walk from Four Mile Beach and downtown Port Douglas, this boutique resort hotel is an ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests. Guest rooms open to breezy balconies.
An excellent base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, this modern hotel is also an easy walk from Four Mile Beach and lively Macrossan Street. Guest accommodations feature full kitchens and private balconies.
• 59 ac studios & 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • BBQ facilities • room service • 2 outdoor pools/spa tub • tennis • laundry • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 124 ac rooms & apartments • 6 outdoor lagoon-style pools • BBQ facilities • Marissa Massage • bicycle rentals Fitzroy Island
VICTORIA & TASMANIA BIG MELBOURNE, QUAINT VILLAGES, BROAD BEACHES, AND TANTALIZING TASMANIA THE REGIONS Melbourne Discover the many allures in a thriving capital of culture with a diverse population – Melbourne, Australia’s second largest metropolis. In addition to riveting sports from tennis and cricket, to motor racing and Australian Rules Football, explore fashionable restaurants and shops, and a nightlife full of clubs, bars, music venues, and theaters.
Australian Rules Football Rules
Head to Etihad Stadium or the “G” in Melbourne for a taste of Australian Rules Football, an exciting hybrid of soccer, American football, rugby, and, well, utter anarchy.
Stroll through Sovereign Hill’s restored and recreated historic Gold Rush town – and pan for gold yourself – at one of Victoria’s most popular attractions.
Make a beeline to iconic, century-old Luna Park amusement park in St. Kilda for old-fashioned fun, then unwind in one of the numerous cafes on nearby Acland Street.
Water Feature Immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of Hobart’s waterfront, all docks, boats, shops, cafés, and restaurants, plus the bustling Salamanca Marketplace.
Outside of Melbourne, travel the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most scenic coastal routes, and see the magnificent 12 Apostles rock formations, pro surfers at Bells Beach, and a treasure trove of ancient Aboriginal culture. Get up close with the penguins of Phillip Island, and pan for gold at Ballarat, a beautifully preserved Victorian-era boomtown.
Rock the Cradle
Shores & Stores
Get away from it all at Cradle Mountain, one of Tasmania World Heritage Sites, which also encompasses Lake St. Clair, the Southern Hemisphere’s deepest glacial lake.
Pull off the Great Ocean Road for a round of antiquing, fish & chips, homemade ice cream, and more in the quaint Victorian seaside village of Queenscliff.
A destination for active vacationers in search of hiking, biking, diving, and fishing, Tasmania also has the charming city of Hobart to explore, with stone cottages and tea rooms, museums and harbor cruises, and brewery tours and wine routes. Head to Maria Island for a guided nature walk followed by fine food and wines.
Home of the world’s longest-running surfing competition, Bells Beach is just down the road from Torquay, shopping mecca of the Great Ocean Road.
V for Victorian
Road Trip Get an eyeful of koalas, limestone cliffs, dreamy beaches, surfers, mountain ranges, Aboriginal villages, and much more when you travel the Great Ocean Road.
Phill ‘er Up
Discover Phillip Island’s amazing ocean vistas, motorcycle GP and World Superbike racing, and, of course, the nightly parade of penguins from water’s edge to their nests in the dunes.
Tram Fare The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is exactly what it sounds like, so enjoy a great meal and quality Australian wines while cruising the streets of Melbourne in style.
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
MELBOURNE: SIGHTSEEING GRAY LINE MELBOURNE
EUREKA SKYDECK 88
GLOBAL BALLOONING AUSTRALIA
Melbourne / Gray Line
Melbourne / 1 Hour / Eureka Skydeck 88
Melbourne / Global Ballooning Australiaa
Regularly listed among the world’s most livable cities, the heart of Melbourne is its cultural diversity presenting endless opportunity to create memorable moments. Discover striking street art, luscious garden escapes, quirky laneways, and magnificently preserved architecture, to beach-laden coast, peninsulas, and natural wildlife wonders. Gray Line Melbourne offers an array of half- and full-day tours with knowledgeable driver guides to fulfill your sightseeing needs.
Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. Eureka Skydeck 88 is home to the world’s only “Edge Experience,” a glass cube which projects ten feet out from the building – with you inside. Enjoy panoramic views and pinpoint key Melbourne landmarks with the viewfinders. Located in Southbank at the top of Eureka Tower, Skydeck 88 is an experience above all else.
Global Ballooning Australia has shared a sunrise with over 100,000 people over 26 years. Operating 364 days a year (weather permitting), enjoy award-winning balloon flights over Melbourne city and the Yarra Valley. Traversing the breeze, every journey is different. Nothing excites us more than bringing out a childlike joy in adults and a sense of wonderment in children. It’s all part of a journey that’s finished around 9-10am, but leaves a lifelong impression.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD SMALL GROUP ECO TOUR
LANES & ARCADES WALK
Melbourne / Full Day / Go West Tours
Melbourne / Zoos Victoria
Melbourne / 3-4 Hours / Hidden Secrets Tours
Experience all the famous sights of the Great Ocean Road with this highly awarded small group eco tour. Enjoy the famous beaches and cliffside driving of the Surf Coast before exploring the cool temperate rainforest of Great Otway National Park. Marvel at the iconic rock formations of Port Campbell National Park, including the 12 Apostles and Gibson Steps. Visit the spectacular Loch Ard Gorge to hear the tragic tales of the Shipwreck Coast. Onboard Wi-Fi included.
Meet iconic Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingos, wombats, and emus in a natural bush setting. Don’t miss the remarkable daily bird show “Spirits of the Sky” and daily platypus show “Tales from Platypus Creek.” Visit the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, open to the public daily, which cares for more than 1,500 native animals annually. Wade with a platypus, an exclusive world-first experience where you can play with one of these unique creatures.
Join this guided small group walk through Melbourne’s beautiful covered walkways and laneways, and immerse yourself in the life of the city that locals love. You’ll find some of the quirkiest cafés, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales in these walkways. Soak in the city via all your senses and engage with passionate creatives. The tour includes a stop for a drink. One-course lunch with wine is optional.
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL TREASURES TOURING
MELBOURNE ATTRACTIONS PASS
Melbourne / Australian National Treasures Touring
Melbourne / iVenture Card Australia
Melbourne / Zoos Victoria
Australia is a big country, so join one of these small group tours (maximum 8 guests) and be treated to relaxed, informative, and indulgent touring. Carefully crafted journeys avoid the crowds and focus on diverse and rewarding experiences with high-quality food and accommodations. Ask about the Great Ocean Road, Outback, and Food and Wine tours.
This all-inclusive pass to over 25 of the best attractions, tours, and things to do in and around Melbourne lets you enjoy incredible savings of up to 40% off general admission fees. The Unlimited Pass gains access to as many attractions as you like for three or seven consecutive days; the Flexi Pass allows you to select three, five, or seven attractions with the flexibility to use over three months.
You won’t believe how many animals are at Melbourne Zoo, with over 320 species from around the world just minutes from city center. Walk where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with orang-utans, explore the Trail of Elephants, and hit the bush track to see unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and emus. Submerge yourself in the underwater world to see Victoria’s iconic penguins and Australian fur seals.
PHILIP ISLAND SMALL GROUP ECO TOUR
Melbourne / Go West Tours
Ballarat / Sovereign Hill
Visit Melbourne’s most colorful attraction – the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes – before continuing to Phillip Island. Take a guided walk around the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary before enjoying the spectacular “Conservation in Action” wildlife show. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, and get up close to koalas. Experience the rocky outcrops of the Nobbies before heading to Summerland Beach for the highlight of the show – the internationally renowned Penguin Parade.
Internationally acclaimed Sovereign Hill brings to life the color and excitement of Australia’s 1850s gold rush, providing a full day’s entertainment for the whole family. Pan for real gold in the creek, visit an underground gold mine, enjoy the street theatre, take the opportunity to be photographed with costumed ladies and gents on Main Street, and see a $150,000 gold pour. At night, the sound-and-light spectacular AURA reveals how gold revolutionized Australia.
Bathing houses at Brighton Beach, Melbourne
MELBOURNE: HOTELS CROWN TOWERS MELBOURNE
GRAND HYATT MELBOURNE
STAMFORD PLAZA MELBOURNE
Lavishly appointed and offering impeccable standards of customer service and attention to detail, this hotel is a haven of rare luxury in the heart of Melbourne’s arts and leisure district. Oversize accommodations feature superb views.
Located on Collins Street and surrounded by the city’s worldclass business, shopping, dining, and theatre scene, this iconic hotel sets the bar for luxury in the heart of Melbourne. Guest rooms feature spectacular city views.
• 481 ac rooms, suites & villas • 10 restaurants/9 bars/2 nightclubs • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated pool/sun terraces • Crown Spa/fitness center • rooftop tennis courts
• 550 ac rooms • restaurant/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • indoor heated pool • 24-hr City Club Health & Fitness Centre/massage services • tennis/golf nets • complimentary Wi-Fi
Melbourne’s best shopping, dining, and other attractions are right outside the doors of this luxury all-suite hotel. Contemporary guest suites have marble baths and city views. After sightseeing, stop by Harry’s Restaurant for regional cuisine.
OAKS ON WILLIAM
• 282 ac suites • restaurant/bar/poolside bar • 24-hour concierge/ room service • indoor-outdoor heated pool with retractable roof/Jacuzzi • fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
PUNTHILL NORTHBANK MELBOURNE
Adults-Only Step outside the doors of this downtown adultsonly hotel and into a world of outstanding shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences. Accommodations feature full kitchens and private balconies with views of the skyline and Flagstaff Gardens.
Many of Melbourne’s best and world-famous restaurants are right at the doorstep of this luxury apartment hotel. Explore the Victorian-era buildings, prestigious boutiques, and highend retail stores nearby.
Located in Melbourne’s vibrant city center, this modern apartment hotel is close to Crown Casino, Etihad Stadium, and great nightlife, dining, and shopping. Spacious, contemporary accommodations have full kitchens and panoramic city views.
• 46 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • concierge • fitness center/ whirlpool • tour desk
• 130 ac apartments • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • fitness center
THE SAVOY HOTEL ON LITTLE COLLINS MELBOURNE
BATMANS HILL ON COLLINS MELBOURNE
• 268 ac studio apartments • off-site restaurant/café • 24-hr concierge/ room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
RENDEZVOUS HOTEL MELBOURNE
This elegant century-old grand hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne, close to its many attractions. Step into guest rooms and suites with city views. After sightseeing, treat yourself to a classic martini from the Travellers Bar.
This sophisticated luxury hotel is set in a historic 1928 Art Deco building, now boasting the latest modern amenities. Step into contemporary guest rooms with city views. You’re just steps from Melbourne’s top attractions.
In the heart of downtown Melbourne, this deluxe hotel occupies a historic former bank building within easy walking distance of great dining, nightlife, shopping and major attractions. Accommodations feature modern décor.
• 340 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 163 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 190 ac rooms & apartments • 2 restaurants/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
CAUSEWAY 353 HOTEL
HOLIDAY INN MELBOURNE ON FLINDERS
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, this hotel offers modern and comfortable accommodations with warm and inviting ambiance. Set amid an array of eateries, shops, and boutiques, it’s just a short walk to Melbourne’s many attractions.
You’re close to Melbourne’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment, iconic laneways, and major attractions like Rod Laver Arena at this modern high-rise hotel. Step into modern guest rooms with the latest tech amenities, huge windows, and city views.
A stylish boutique hotel appreciated for its warmth, charm, and prized location, this property offers spacious contemporary rooms in the heart of Melbourne, surrounded by lively cafés, fashion boutiques, and great shopping.
• 142 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/Continental buffet breakfast daily • fitness center/steam room • guest laundry • 24-hr reception • business center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 201 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 45 ac executive & spa rooms • breakfast room/Continental buffet breakfast daily • fitness center/steam room • rooftop terrace • guest laundry • 24-hr reception • complimentary Wi-Fi
GREATER MELBOURNE: HOTELS PUNTHILL FLINDERS LANE
PUNTHILL LITTLE BOURKE
Ideally located close to the Flinders Street transport hub, this modern apartment hotel is the perfect base for exploring Melbourne. The SoHo-style apartments include studio, 1- and 2-bedroom units with city views. • 60 ac apartments • café
CAUSEWAY INN ON THE MALL
Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, this luxury apartment hotel is one of the best places to stay and experience Melbourne’s finest in culture, entertainment, and dining. Stylish, spacious studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartments have kitchens and city views. • 71 ac rooms • restaurant • indoor pool • fitness center • Internet kiosk
GREAT OCEAN ROAD RESORT
Boasting comfortable contemporary style and affordable accommodations in the heart of Melbourne, this hotel is located on Bourke Street Mall, surrounded by shops, cafés, and many of the city’s famous laneways. • 82 ac rooms • breakfast room & lounge/Continental buffet breakfast daily • guest laundry • Internet kiosk • 24-hr reception • complimentary Wi-Fi
CHATEAU YERING HOTEL
Set in the seaside town of Anglesea, gateway to the Great Ocean Road, this boutique resort hotel is ideal for exploring the awesome Victoria coast. Guest rooms feature kitchenettes and private furnished decks or balconies.
The celebrated Yarra Valley Wine Country is home to this unique luxury hideaway, set in a gracious Victorian mansion on a 250-acre estate. Lavish, individually decorated suites open to private balconies or verandas with garden or mountain views.
• 40 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/BBQ facilities • concierge/ room service • indoor heated lap pool/kids pool/whirlpool • Lux Spa/ fitness center/steam room • tennis/bocce/golf nearby • Jumpz Anglesea trampoline park • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 32 ac suites • 2 restaurants/lounge • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor pool • massage & beauty services • tennis/croquet • library • golf nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi
Melbourne Central Business District
TASMANIA: SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS GRAY LINE TASMANIA
5 DAY ICONS OF TASMANIA
WINEGLASS BAY CRUISES
Tasmania / Gray Line
Tasmania / 5 Days-4 Nights / Premier Travel Tasmania
Tasmania / 4.5 Hours / Wineglass Bay Cruises
Gray Line is Tasmania’s premium sightseeing operator, offering the widest range of half- and full-day touring options from Hobart and Launceston. Visit historic Port Arthur and enjoy a guided tour, see the sights of Hobart and its surroundings on a City Tour, or visit the MONA art gallery. Journey beyond to explore the Huon Valley, Cradle Mountain, and Russell Falls, or join the Bruny Island Wilderness Coast adventure.
Bringing you into contact with pristine wilderness, unique wildlife, beautiful beaches, a sense of history, and the best of Tasmanian hospitality, this tour allows you to experience the magic of Australia’s island state. Designed by people who know and love Tasmania, this small group tour incorporates Tasmanian icons such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cradle Mountain, famous Wineglass Bay, the Tasmanian Devil, the convict ruins of Port Arthur, and Salamanca market in Hobart.
Wineglass Bay, nestled underneath the Hazards Mountain range in Tasmania’s Freycinet National Park, is a location of primeval peace and beauty. Experience the tranquility from a truly unique perspective with award-winning Wineglass Bay Cruises. Step aboard Schouten Passage II for an unforgettable 4.5-hour cruise with a “Ploughman’s lunch” included. You’ll see stunning scenery and abundant wildlife, and be captivated by the history with a live commentary from the skipper.
HADLEY’S ORIENT HOTEL
LENNA OF HOBART
THE OLD WOOLSTORE APARTMENT HOTEL
In the heart of Hobart near the city’s many attractions, this elegant 1834 Heritage-Listed hotel is the oldest boutique property continuously operating in Tasmania. Classic guest rooms have Victorian-style mahogany furniture and city views.
Step inside the doors of this colonial mansion (circa 1874) in historic Battery Point, virtually on Hobart’s waterfront. The adjacent accommodation wing offers modern amenities and en suite rooms feature city, mountain, park and harbor views.
Set in a century-old building, this deluxe hotel is centrally located in historic Sullivans Cove, close to Hobart’s city center and just a block from the majestic waterfront. Stockmans Restaurant serves Tasmanian cuisine and local wines.
• 71 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge/room service • live music • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 52 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • room service • complimentary parking • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 242 ac rooms & apartments • restaurant/bar • 24-hr room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
HHHH½ Hobart, Tasmania Located adjacent to Hobart’s picturesque waterfront and historic Battery Point, this boutique hotel is close to galleries, shopping, dining, and nightlife. Retreat to studio and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with city views. • 25 ac rooms & apartments • restaurant/bar • complimentary parking • complimentary Wi-Fi
TRAVELODGE HOTEL HOBART
HHH½ Hobart, Tasmania
Battery Point, Constitution Dock, and Hobart’s waterfront are just steps from this modern high-rise hotel. Salamanca Place’s restaurants, pubs, shops, and galleries are right outside the front door. • 131 ac rooms • breakfast restaurant • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi
NORTHERN TERRITORY ABORIGINAL HISTORY, A SWIRL OF CULTURES AND CUISINES, AND A NATION’S ICONIC MONUMENT THE REGIONS Uluru / Ayers Rock Known as Uluru and considered sacred by the Aboriginal tribes who have lived here for more than 20,000 years, this massive sandstone formation is the Outback’s answer to the Grand Canyon. Climbing the rock is a sacrilege to indigenous Australians, so sign up for a base tour or trek to get a close-up look at the natural springs, caves, and ancient rock paintings.
Alice Springs “Capital of the Outback” and the vibrant hub of central Australia, Alice Springs – with a population of 25,000 and stylish shopping and dining facilities – provides a perfect base to access the Outback’s natural wonders, including Uluru, the sand dunes of the Simpson Desert, and the hiking trails and ghost towns of the MacDonnell Ranges.
Darwin Darwin, smallest of the capital cities, is one of the most diverse, shared by over 50 different cultures. The arts thrive here, with music, open-air cinemas, and Aboriginal art galleries topping the bill. For a taste of nature, head to nearby Litchfield National Park or Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site and Australia’s largest national park.
TOP EXPERIENCES Sounds Advice Dine under the canopy of the desert night while listening to a “star talker” decode the southern night sky at Ayers Rock Resort’s Sounds of Silence experience.
Back to the Garden
Climb on the back of a Harley and groove to the views while a professional motorcycle pilot wheels you around Uluru at sunrise, daytime, or sunset.
Beneath the towering walls of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, you’ll find the Garden of Eden, full of palm trees, lush vegetation, and tropical pools you can swim in.
Put together “shopping” with “hangin’ on the beach,” and you’ve got the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, a weekly evening of exotic food, and live entertainment, just a short stroll from downtown Darwin.
Dip into a cool waterfall rock pool in Litchfield National Park, and take a bushwalk through the rainforest and savannah of Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site.
What a Croc
Before there were online universities, there was radio’s School of the Air, an educational service based in Alice Springs that serves the far-flung children of the vast Outback.
Just an hour from Darwin is Crocodile Central, and on a boat cruise along the Adelaide River you can watch saltwater crocs as they propel themselves high out of the water to snatch their prey.
One Cool School
Spring Ahead Dip into the ultimate soothing experience in Elsey National Park, where both Mataranka Hot Springs and Bitter Springs Thermal Pools flow at a constant 90º F and are still very much in their natural state.
Dry Humor Catch one of the Outback’s oddest traditions, the Henleyon-Todd Regatta – a day of fun centering on mock “boat races” held on a dry riverbed.
Look Closely Watch as Uluru appears to change color – various hues of red, purple, orange, gray, and yellow – depending on weather conditions, time of day, and your distance from it.
NORTHERN TERRITORY: SIGHTSEEING EMU RUN EXPERIENCE
PYNDAN CAMEL TRACKS
CAMEL TO SUNSET OR SUNRISE
Alice Springs-Ayers Rock / Emu Run Experience
Alice Springs / 1 Hour / Pyndan Camel Tracks
Ayers Rock / 1 Hour / Uluru Camel Tours
With departures from Alice Springs and Ayers Rock, Emu Run Experience offers both day and overnight tours to Outback Australia’s most amazing locations – Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, West MacDonnell Ranges, and Palm Valley, as well as Alice Springs transfer services from the airport, Ghan Train, or to the Desert Park. Travel in luxury coaches or 4WD vehicles and experience these beautiful locations with guides who are passionate about the Outback and its many stories.
Explore the Red Centre by camel against the backdrop of the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. Take a one-hour afternoon ride to bond with your charismatic camel, led by an experienced guide. See kangaroos and other wildlife as you experience the true beauty of the Outback. An unforgettable experience that will be your trip’s highlight, it’s a super photo opportunity located 15 minutes from Alice Springs. Free transfers or selfdrive. Tours depart daily at 12noon, 2:30pm, and sunset.
Join skilled cameleers for a peaceful one-hour ride over classic Central Australian dune country to watch the changing colors of Uluru as the sun rises or sets. On the sunrise tour, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee along with freshly baked damper, and on the sunset tour, enjoy a refreshing glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink, and damper.
SEIT OUTBACK AUSTRALIA
ULURU SEGWAY TOURS
WAYOUTBACK AUSTRALIAN SAFARIS
Ayers Rock / SEIT Outback Australia
Ayers Rock / 5 Hours / Uluru Segway Tours
Ayers Rock / Wayoutback Australian Safaris
Come and join SEIT Outback Australia on exciting, adventurous, and interpretive small group tours in the heart of Australia. Friendly, knowledgeable guides will take you on immersive and educational tours to Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and beyond the National Park boundaries across rugged tracks to iconic, exclusive locations such as an outback cattle station featuring impressive Mt. Conner or to remote Aboriginal homelands such as Cave Hill and Patji.
Uluru Segway Tours offers a Segway tour that cannot be beat. See stunning views of the World Heritage Site of Uluru as you cruise the full base of this amazing rock on a Segway. Learn about local Aboriginal culture, geology, flora, and fauna from your knowledgeable and accredited guide. With small group touring, get up-close with Uluru, see the amazing landscape, have a photo stop to make the whole family jealous, and beat the heat.
From Uluru in the Red Centre, to the waterfalls and wetlands of the Top End, Wayoutback Australian Safaris offers authentic small group experiences incorporating indigenous culture for adventurous travellers through the Northern Territory. Safaris comprise different styles, catering for travellers of varying ages and budgets. When choosing to travel with Wayoutback, you’ll experience the passion, knowledge, and commitment Wayoutback feels for the unique areas within this beautiful region.
DARWIN SCENIC FLIGHTS
KAKADU, KATHERINE AND LITCHFIELD ADVENTURE – 4 DAYS
Darwin / 30 Min. / Nautilus Aviation
Darwin / Full & Half-Day / Nautilus Aviation
Darwin / 4 Days-3 Nights / Intrepid Group
Flying coastal, enjoy a scenic flight of Darwin City’s vast and contrasting views, while discovering from above the sights that make Australia’s northern capital historically significant and so special to the people of Darwin. Scenic flights of various durations provide a true layout of the city, its history, and landmarks, pre- and post-World War II and Cyclone Tracy. The extended scenic flight of 30 minutes includes flying along city coastline to the Northern Beaches.
Nautilus Aviation with HeliFish offers helicopter fishing tours. Flying over impressive landscapes, fishing guides/pilots target the mighty Barramundi and other species. More than just fishing, it’s a photographer’s dream. Expect to see floodplains teeming with wildlife, rivers, wetlands, billabongs, and sandy beaches, and on the full-day tour, the magnificent coastal red cliffs and Litchfield National Park’s waterfalls, plus a stop at an iconic pub. The tours are flexible to suit personal requests and fishing skill.
Journey into the Northern Territory’s rugged Top End on this family-friendly 4-day adventure. Learn the ancient culture and traditions of the First Peoples of Australia in Katherine, go birding and croc-watching on the lush Mary River, and take an optional flight over the astounding landscapes of Kakadu National Park. Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the knowledge of a passionate local guide, and the magic of camping under the great southern sky.
NATIONAL PARK TOURS
OUTBACK FLOATPLANE ADVENTURES
Darwin / 2 Hours / Nautilus Aviation
Darwin / Full Day / Offroad Dreaming
Darwin / Half-Day / Outback Floatplane Adventures
Seeing Litchfield and Kakadu National Park from a helicopter offers one of the best ways to marvel at their magical attractions. Enjoy the sights of Litchfield’s Lost City, Magnetic Termite Mounds, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, and Florence Falls, and at Kakadu, Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls, and its famous wetlands and gorges including Ubirr. Upgrades available include an exclusive waterfall landing in Litchfield complete with Champagne, or a Yellow Water Cruise and buffet lunch in Kakadu.
Offroad Dreaming is a family-run business providing professionally guided tours throughout the Northern Territory. Choose from two group day tours, to Litchfield National Park and Kakadu National Park, and customizable private tours (day or multi-day) with camping or hotel accommodations. Group tours are small, maximum 20 passengers, traveling in a Deluxe Coaster. Chilled water, snacks, and lunch are included. Private tour itineraries are available, or you can create your own.
Widely renowned as the most exciting tour operator in the Top End, Outback Floatplane Adventures offers the pinnacle in luxury outback experiences. Departing Darwin in a floatplane and touching down on the pristine waters of Sweets Lagoon, the exciting aspects come from the combination of aircraft, airboats, and unique, abundant wildlife. Witness a showcase of the Northern Territory at its best with state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled guides.
NORTHERN TERRITORY: SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS SEALINK 1-DAY TIWI ISLAND TOUR
YOU FLY – TAKE THE CONTROLS
Darwin / Full Day / SeaLink Travel Group
Darwin / Nautilus Aviation
Darwin / Nautilus Aviation
Your local Tiwi guide will show you their community on this walking tour. From the ferry landing, wander up to Tiwi Design for a cultural ceremony and morning tea. Visit the museum and historic mission precinct, where you will learn of the culture and history of the Tiwi People. After lunch, participate in a behind-the-scenes screen printing session with a local Tiwi artist to create your own print to take home. An authentic Tiwi experience.
Combine a spectacular 60-minute helicopter flight over Top End floodplains with an exhilarating, sensory-filled 45-minute airboat adventure and 90-minute safari lunch cruise on the majestic Mary River Wetlands. The world-class Mary River Wetlands, teeming with wildlife and the highest concentration of Saltwater Crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere, is a must-see experience. The highly qualified and passionate guides will take you on an unrivalled tour of Australia’s largest wetland system.
Looking for that unique bucket-list experience? Pilot your own scenic flight. With a pre-flight briefing and a highly experienced instructor by your side, the sky really is ‘your’ playground. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – or the start of a career as a helicopter pilot.
CROWNE PLAZA ALICE SPRINGS LASSETERS
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ALICE SPRINGS
VOYAGES SAILS IN THE DESERT HOTEL
Set beneath the stunning MacDonnell Ranges and along the banks of the Todd River, this lively resort keeps the action going with two bars, three restaurants, and an international casino. Hide away in contemporary guest rooms with furnished balconies or courtyards.
This luxury resort hotel is an ideal base for exploring the area’s many natural attractions. retreat to guest rooms and suites that open to private balconies with views of the MacDonnell Mountain Ranges.
Experience Uluru, Kata Tjuta, the Outback, and local culture at this premium hotel. In addition to the renowned Mulgara Gallery, the hotel showcases significant Aboriginal artwork throughout.
• 235 ac rooms & suites • 5 restaurants/2 bars/pool bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor heated pool • 24-hr fitness center • 18-hole golf course/tennis courts
• 228 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 bars • outdoor pool • Red Ochre Spa • Mulgara Gallery • complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms • Indigenous activities program • complimentary return Ayers Rock Airport transfers
VOYAGES EMU WALK APARTMENTS
VOYAGES OUTBACK PIONEER HOTEL & LODGE
• 205 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/2 bars/sports bar/pool café • concierge/room service • outdoor heated pool/sundeck • spa/24-hr fitness center/sauna/personal trainers/salon • casino • complimentary Wi-Fi
VOYAGES DESERT GARDENS HOTEL
HHHH½ Ayers Rock
This property at Ayers Rock Resort offers a range of appealing accommodations, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Uluru views. Unwind over cocktails by the pool amid magnificent gardens.
The awesome Uluru is just minutes from this luxury apartment hotel in Ayers Rock Resort. Accommodations have Indigenous design elements showcased in the separate kitchen, living, and bedroom areas.
• 218 ac rooms • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • Red Ochre Spa • tennis • short stroll to numerous outlooks • complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms • Indigenous activities program • complimentary return Ayers Rock Airport transfers
• 63 ac apartments • outdoor pool (at Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel) • complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms • access to Ayers Rock Resort restaurants • Indigenous activities program • complimentary return Ayers Rock Airport transfers
HHH Ayers Rock
Experience traditional Aussie hospitality at this comfortable resort. Enjoy a beer and regional delights at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ. Sing along with the nightly entertainment. • 167 ac rooms • 3 restaurants/bar/BBQ • outdoor pool • live entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms • Indigenous activities program • complimentary return Ayers Rock Airport transfers
ARGUS APARTMENTS DARWIN
Located in the heart of the city, this luxury hotel is close to major attractions, galleries, shopping, dining, and Darwin’s vibrant nightlife. Sit down to a modern Australian menu with an emphasis on seafood at Mitchell’s Grill.
The excitement never ends at this luxury hotel and casino, set among tropical beachside gardens just minutes from Darwin CBD. Contemporary-style guest accommodations feature the latest tech amenities, plus private balconies with resort or ocean views.
• 234 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor rooftop pool • fitness center/salon
• 152 ac rooms & suites • 4 restaurants/4 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • 2 outdoor pools • Lagoon Day Spa/24-hr fitness center & sauna • 24-hr casino • jogging trail/bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
This modern luxury high-rise hotel stands in Darwin’s CBD, close to the city’s many attractions, dining, and entertainment. Hide away in guest rooms with open-plan living spaces, kitchens, and private balconies with panoramic city views. • 58 ac rooms • outdoor pool/whirlpool tub • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
NORTHERN TERRITORY: HOTELS DOUBLETREE BY HILTON DARWIN
ARGUS HOTEL DARWIN
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON EXPLANADE DARWIN
Set in downtown Darwin overlooking the Esplanade, this deluxe hotel is close to the city’s major attractions and a great base for exploring the region. Spacious guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies with harbor or city views.
In the heart of Darwin, this modern high-rise hotel puts you in the center of the action, close to major attractions, plus dining and entertainment. Step into contemporary rooms and suites that open to private balconies with city views.
• 184 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor pool/kids pool • complimentary Wi-Fi
PALMS CITY RESORT
• 104 ac rooms & suites • complimentary Continental breakfast • outdoor pool/whirlpool tub • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
HHHH Darwin Overlooking the Esplanade and next to the Darwin Entertainment Centre, this newly renovated modern hotel is within walking distance of the city center and its many attractions. Step into contemporary guest rooms with city or harbor views. • 197 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor pool • 24-hr fitness center/salon
RAMADA SUITES ZEN QUARTER DARWIN
WILDMAN WILDERNESS LODGE
A tropical vibe courses through this modern boutique property, set amid lush gardens in the center of the city, close to the Esplanade and great dining and shopping. Retreat to contemporary guest accommodations with private balconies or terraces.
This modern high-rise hotel is close to Darwin’s CBD, waterfront, shopping, dining, and nightlife. Spacious guest accommodations feature kitchens and laundries, and open to private balconies with city or bay views.
Situated on the beautiful Mary River Wetlands, this unique boutique resort offers travelers the opportunity to explore this amazing region while staying in stylish eco-lodge accommodations as close to nature as you can be.
• 218 ac suites • restaurant/bar/complimentary buffet breakfast • outdoor infinity pool • fitness center/HIIT Circuit training classes • playground • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 25 rooms, tents & cabins • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast • outdoor infinity pool • yoga/fishing/outdoor cinema/library/cultural activities • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 89 ac rooms, bungalows & villas • breakfast restaurant • 24-hr concierge • outdoor free-form pool • complimentary Wi-Fi
PINE TREE MOTEL
HHH½ Katherine This excellent value hotel is an ideal base for exploring the region’s attractions and natural scenic beauty, such as Katherine Gorge and the hot springs. After a day of recreation, retreat to comfortable guest rooms with garden views. • 50 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/BBQ facilities • outdoor pool • laundry • complimentary Wi-Fi
Ancient aboriginal painting art, Kakadu National Park
Vineyard in South Australia
SOUTH AUSTRALIA WINE COUNTRY, WIDE-OPEN SPACES & WORLD-FAMOUS HOSPITALITY THE REGIONS
Sehr gut! (Very good!)
Adelaide, South Australia’s capital, caters to cultured travelers with colonial architecture, art exhibits, and pedestrian-friendly streets. Sample gourmet fare at the Central Market, peruse Aboriginal art at the South Australian Museum, and wander the surrounding parks. On nearby Kangaroo Island, stroll amid majestic scenery and commune with native wildlife like sea lions, koalas, wallabies, penguins, and, of course, kangaroos. On nearby Fleurieu Peninsula – all sandy beaches, undulating landscapes, and Mediterranean ambiance – the McLaren Vale region boasts around 65 wineries and numerous farmers markets bearing the fruits of lush regional produce.
A little slice of Germany in Australia, Hahndorf is the continent’s oldest surviving German settlement. Soak up the scene in its museums, galleries, and Bavarian-style chalet restaurants.
Regional South – Barossa Valley From historic buildings to pristine islands, South Australia delivers a rich heritage and spectacular natural attractions. Bordering Adelaide to the north, east, and south, you’ll find rolling hills, verdant plains, and vineyards aplenty. And in the Barossa Valley, you’ll discover some of the best wines in the world – and more than half of all the wineries in Australia – plus traditional German-heritage food reflecting the Valley’s original settlers.
In the Mood for Food Follow the lead of top local chefs and scour the Adelaide Central Market for oysters, olive oils, cheeses, coffees, baked goods, seafood, and other delicacies.
Corking Good Head out beyond the Adelaide burbs to verdant McLaren Vale, home to wineries producing superb reds and whites, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay.
Living Color Spend a day at the Flinders Ranges and watch as the mountains and cliffsides change colors, from the bluegray tones of dawn to the deep reds of dusk, as the sun bakes the land.
Regional South – Coober Pedy Hundreds of miles from the nearest settlement, Coober Pedy is self-described as the “opal capital of the world,” and the opals are the only reason why there is a town. The harsh summer temperatures and the dominant industry mean that most residents actually live underground, i.e., in caves bored into the rock of the hills around the town. Indeed, if you travel there, you can stay in an underground hotel.
Going Underground An isolated Outback burg, Coober Pedy is the world’s opal capital, and you can legally “fossick” (search) for opals amid waste rock and even stay overnight in a former opal mine!
Wine, All Wine Drive the food and wine trails of the Barossa Valley, home to some 150 wineries, source of seasonal produce and artisan food, and full of Old World charm.
‘Roo Zoo See numerous species of native wildlife in their natural habitat in the ecological haven of Kangaroo Island, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, penguins, and bird life.
Watch This Drive It’s 18 holes. It’s a par-72 course. And it’s 850 miles long… Tee off on the world’s most unusual golf course, Nullarbar Links, stretching along the Eyre Highway and traversing two states.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: SIGHTSEEING ADELAIDE OVAL STADIUM TOURS
BAROSSA & HAHNDORF HIGHLIGHTS
BAROSSA FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE
Adelaide / Adelaide Oval
Adelaide / Full Day / Adelaide Sightseeing
Adelaide / Full Day / Adelaide Sightseeing
Since its inception in 1871, Adelaide Oval has been regarded as one of the most picturesque sporting grounds in the world, attracting thousands of visitors from within South Australia, interstate, and overseas. Go behind the scenes of this famous stadium on an Adelaide Oval Tour, where expert guides share captivating tales of the history of the venue, the sporting greats who have competed there, and the Oval’s iconic status in South Australia.
This full-day tour takes passengers to South Australia’s premium wine region to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines, including world-famous Jacobs Creek Winery and Saltram Wine Estate. Enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch, then wind your way through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement, where you’ll have free time to explore the many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts, and produce.
Travel in a small coach and enjoy a food and wine journey to South Australia’s premium Barossa Valley wine region. Take time to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines and gourmet food that makes this wine region so special. On this tour you’ll visit three cellar doors, including the award-wining Pindarie, and enjoy a two-course lunch at Lambert Estate.
BUSHWALK, WINE AND BBQ TOUR
GRAY LINE ADELAIDE
2-DAY HIGHLIGHTS OF KANGAROO ISLAND TOUR
Adelaide / Full Day / Pure SA
Adelaide / Gray Line
Adelaide / 2 Days-1 Night / Kangaroo Island Odysseys
Enjoy a morning immersed in nature on this fully guided Aussie bushwalk. Follow the trails of Morialta with your guide and witness an abundance of native flora and fauna among the rock faces, gorges, and seasonal waterfalls. Morialta is one of the best places in Adelaide to see koala’s in the wild. At the end of the trail, your experience continues at the eco-certified winery of Sinclair’s Gully where a BBQ lunch and wine await.
Boasting a Mediterranean climate and a reputation as the “20-Minute City,” Adelaide truly is a delight to visit. Gray Line offers half- and full-day tours conducted by experienced driver guides. Wander around Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement; tantalise your palate with food and wine from Barossa Valley; get snap-happy along the picture-perfect coast of Victor Harbor, or simply enjoy the relaxed pace of a riverboat luncheon cruise on the River Murray.
Your local guide will take you on a personalized tour of Kangaroo Island to see sea lions, kangaroos, koalas, and native Australian birds in pristine wildlife settings. Travel to Seal Bay to witness a colony of Australian sea lions, and to Flinders Chase National Park to discover the awe-inspiring formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. This two-day tour is a perfect way to experience Kangaroo Island, a natural wildlife haven and one of Australia’s iconic nature-based destinations
ONE DAY KANAGAROO ISLAND EXPERIENCE TOUR
ROOFCLIMB ADELAIDE OVAL
Adelaide / Full Day / SeaLink Kangaroo Island
Adelaide / Temptation Sailing
Explore the highlights of South Australia’s premier naturebased tourism destination, Kangaroo Island. Visit unique Seal Bay Conservation Park, where you’ll get up-close to nature as the wild Australian sea lions frolic and laze about on the stunning beach. Enjoy lunch in an Australian bush setting, followed by a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park.
Discover the sights and stories of Adelaide from above as you embark on this exhilarating adventure across Adelaide Oval’s roofline – right in the heart of the city. Enjoy picturesque views of the city and beyond before testing your nerve with a thrilling lean-out point 165 feet above the ground. With a wide range of climb options available, RoofClimb is a must-do for all visitors and without a doubt the best way to experience Adelaide.
Temptation Sailing offers all dolphin lovers a chance to encounter one of the most fascinating sea creatures on the planet. Temptation is the first South Australian vessel to receive a dolphin swim license and has been conducting successful dolphin swims since 2002. Temptation guarantees dolphin sightings on each cruise, and because dolphins are naturally curious creatures, Temptation doesn’t have to look for dolphins – they usually come to the boat. Departs from Marina Pier, Glenelg.
EXCEPTIONAL KANGAROO ISLAND
KANGAROO ISLAND WILDERNESS TOURS
Kangaroo Island / Exceptional Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island / Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours
Kangaroo Island is the Australia you have dreamed of – immersive wildlife encounters in the wild (kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, sea-lions, and those impossibly coloured birds), beautiful beaches, sheep farms, eucalyptus trees, endless open roads, and friendly people. Family-owned Exceptional Kangaroo Island tours celebrate the best the island offers in small group and private tours, promising good food, good wine, and wildlife in the wild.
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours provides a world-class nature and wildlife experience. Using only award-winning luxury 4WD vehicles that carry a maximum of six passengers, this is truly a personalized tour. Fully trained and accredited guides are locals who have spent most if not all of their lives on the island and can give you an insight into the people, history, and culture as well as the spectacular scenery and wildlife.
Admirals Arch, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: HOTELS MCLAREN VALE MOTEL & APARTMENTS
BAROSSA SHIRAZ ESTATE
DESERT CAVE HOTEL
The beautiful beaches and award-winning wineries of the Fleurieu Peninsula are close to this laid-back resort, set between the southern Mt. Lofty Ranges and the Gulf St. Vincent. Guest rooms feature the latest tech amenities.
Literally surrounded by a private vineyard of premium Shiraz and Cabernet varieties, and endowed with sweeping views over the Barossa Ranges, this intimate resort welcomes you into elegant individual villas with fireplaces, kitchens, and spa baths.
This stunning hotel, located in the sandstone surrounding Coober Pedy, features underground rooms, dining, shopping, and gaming. Subterranean guest rooms are carved from rock, with rough-hewn ceilings and walls.
• 37 ac rooms & apartments • breakfast restaurant • outdoor heated saltwater pool • fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
SEA DRAGON LODGE
• 5 ac villas • complimentary breakfast/BBQ grills/restaurants & bars nearby • golf, tennis, hiking & mountain biking nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi
RAWNSLEY PARK STATION ECO VILLAS
Adults-Only Step directly onto sandy Pink Bay Beach along a pristine coastline from this rustic luxury boutique hideaway on spectacular Kangaroo Island. Kangaroos and wallabies hop past your private terrace while you gaze at the ocean and sunset.
Overlooking the south side of Wilpena Pound, this eco-resort provides the perfect base for exploring South Australia’s beautiful Flinders Ranges. Environmentally friendly villas have wide verandas with retractable ceilings.
• 7 ac villas • gourmet meal hampers/complimentary Continental breakfast • concierge/room service • private beach • hiking trails/private 4WD tours • complimentary Wi-Fi
Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island
• 19 underground rooms & 31 aboveground rooms • restaurant/café/ underground bar • outdoor pool • underground gaming room • Opal World
• 8 ac 1- & 2-bedroom eco villas • restaurant/bar/general store • outdoor pool • mountain bikes • flights & day tours • complimentary Wi-Fi Coober Pedy
WESTERN AUSTRALIA MADE FOR FOODIES, WINE LOVERS, OUTDOOR ADVENTURES, AND SUN-WORSHIPPING THE REGIONS
Perth & Western Region
All Four You
Filled with green parks and waterways, Perth is the capital of Western Australia and features enough art galleries, historic buildings, and shops to engage you for days, not to mention the most restaurants per capita of any Australian city. Nearby are excellent beaches and Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine-producing region.
Fire up a 4WD vehicle for a 400-mile adventure through the vast Kimberley and see crocodiles, Mitchell Falls, Wandjina rock art, limestone reefs, Lennard Gorge, a working cattle station, and more offbeat sights.
Margaret River Margaret River Wine Country is not only more than 120 wineries (including Leeuwin Estate, Xanadu Wines, and Voyager Estate), but also artisan cheeses, local organic beef, handmade chocolates, and farmers’ markets. Many wineries offer a range of fine food and wine experiences from tastings to gourmet degustation dinners featuring seasonal menus. In addition, there’s also a thriving arts community of photographers, jewellers, painters, potters, glass blowers, furniture makers, and other artists.
The Kimberley You’ll be enthralled by the rugged gorges and chasms, spooky monoliths, epic waterways, and incandescent ocean of the Kimberley, in Western Australia’s northwest corner. At the doorstep of the Kimberley, Broome is a great launching pad for journeys deeper into the Outback. A historic town known for its pearl diving and farming, Broome is also famous for its gorgeous Indian Ocean beaches and unforgettable sunsets.
Market News Perth’s Subiaco neighborhood is home to Rokeby Road’s fabulous summer markets, where you can browse for fresh local produce, homemade wares, arts & crafts, unique gifts, and great street food.
Here Comes the Sunset In Perth, take a dip or catch a wave at one of the 19 sensational beaches from Cottesloe to Two Rocks, relax at a beachside café, and catch one of Australia’s great sights as the sun sets over the golden Indian Ocean.
Prison Furlough Take a walking tour of Perth landmarks built by convict labor in the mid-1800s, including Government House, Perth Town Hall, Freemantle Prison, the Western Australia Museum, and The Round House.
Top This Just over two hours from Perth, the lunar-like Pinnacles form one of Australia’s most unique and fascinating natural landscapes. Formed over millions of years, these tall limestone spires rise eerily out of the yellow desert sands of Nambung National Park.
Grapevine Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays top the list of acclaimed offerings from Margaret River Wine Country’s 120+ wineries. (Best served with local chocolates and cheeses.)
Gourmet Grounds You’ll find a diverse mix of new-style eateries and restaurants in the dynamic port city of Fremantle, from casual and fine dining, to street food, markets, and roving street trucks.
Reef Madness The world’s easiest fringing coral reef to access – it’s barely 100 yards offshore in places – the Ningaloo Reef is home to over 500 species of colorful fish. Wade right in.
Swan Dive Just outside Perth, check out some of Western Australia’s oldest vineyards, as well as award-winning wineries and microbreweries, in beautiful Swan Valley. Pinnacles at Namburg National Park
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS PINNACLES & SWAN VALLEY DAY TOUR
SWAN RIVER SEAPLANES
SWAN VALLEY GOURMET WINE CRUISE
Perth / 10 Hours / Explore Tours Perth
Perth / Swan River Seaplanes
Perth / Full Day / Captain Cook Cruises
This fun-packed day tour from Perth combines the natural wonders, Aussie wildlife, plus a relaxing vineyard lunch. Visit Caversham Wildlife Park, where you can hand-feed a kangaroo or pet a koala, followed by a lovely lunch at a Swan Valley vineyard. In the afternoon, the tour heads north to Nambung National Park to see the striking Pinnacles, followed by a visit to Lancelin to experience the sparkling dunes (and try your hand at sandboarding).
Experience world-class tours directly from the Swan River in Perth to the renowned Margaret River wine region and Rottnest Island. Swan River Seaplanes is an award-winning, unique tour operator specializing in luxury day tours. Taking off from the Swan River, witness unobstructed views of the Perth cityscape, Fremantle, and Kings Park from the state-ofthe-art seaplane. Enjoy a captivating, exclusive, and interactive experience on this tour of a lifetime.
Nowhere else in Australia can you depart from a capital city and arrive in an award-winning wine region on the same day. Relax and enjoy the iconic city skyline and beautiful picturesque landscape as you cruise into the upper regions of the Swan Valley. Enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch from Sandalford Estate following an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and tasting, all capped off with live entertainment and tantalizing desserts on board your return cruise.
TASTE BUD TOURS
TWO FEET AND A HEARTBEAT
DISCOVER BROOME SIGHTSEEING
Perth / Taste Bud Tours
Perth / Two Feet & a Heartbeat
Broome / 4 Hours / Willie Creek Pearls
Taste Bud Tours’ award-winning “Speed Grazing” concept features small personalized groups of 6-16 exploring the Food & Wine Trail of the Swan Valley – Perth’s Culinary Playground – visiting 10 delicious locations and enjoying 25+ different tasting experiences and the opportunity to meet the people behind the label. Join the Good Food Wine & Cider morning tour or the Good Food Wine & Beer afternoon tour. Tours operate Wednesday AM, and both AM & PM on weekends. It’s fast, fun, and filling.
Join Perth’s premier guided walking tour, with daily departures in Perth City and Fremantle town. Explore Perth’s unique history, food, culture and art via foot with local guides. Private guiding available on request. Guides provide a fun, relaxed, and conversational experience.
This spectacular introduction to Broome should be your first port of call. See ancient rocky outcrops, rugged landscapes, and pristine coastline as well as some of Broome’s most iconic landmarks. Hear fascinating stories of Broome’s colorful past that have shaped the multi-cultural community it is today. Also enjoy a Pearling Master’s High Tea and captivating historical Pearl Luggers Tour.
CROWN TOWERS PERTH
HYATT REGENCY PERTH
Wave Rock, Hyden Wildlife Park
Located by the beautiful Swan River, this contemporary hotel is close to shopping, entertainment, and recreation. Spacious, airy guest rooms have the latest tech amenities and views of the city, poolside, river, or Darling Ranges.
• 500 ac rooms & suites • 6 restaurants/3 bars/snack • outdoor multitiered pool area • Crown Spa/fitness center/sauna/steam room • live entertainment/theatre • shopping
• 367 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars/café/pool bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • 24-hr fitness center • lighted tennis court/bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
PAGODA RESORT & SPA
RENDEZVOUS HOTEL PERTH SCARBOROUGH
HHHHH My Time / Preferred Partner
Adults-Only Superb personal service, deluxe accommodations, and proximity to Perth’s main shopping, dining, and entertainment districts make this modern high-rise hotel an optimum choice. Hide away in spacious rooms and suites with city or Swan River views. • 486 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool • 24-hr fitness center/steam room • complimentary Wi-Fi
Designed to create the feeling of unimagined luxury and spaciousness, modern high-rise hotel’s guest rooms are styled in peaceful neutral tones and offer magnificent views, the latest touchscreen technology and 24-hour guest service.
PAN PACIFIC PERTH
Just minutes from Perth CBD, this deluxe boutique hotel stands on the banks of the picturesque Swan River. Retreat to guest rooms with Wi-Fi and kitchens or kitchenettes, plus views over the river, parkland, or poolside gardens.
It’s just a few steps to a glorious white-sand beach from this deluxe modern hotel, close to downtown Perth. Guest rooms feature tropical décor and Indian Ocean views. Straits Café serves up a modern Australian menu.
• 101 ac rooms, suites & apartments • restaurant/bar/afternoon tea • room service • outdoor heated pool • fitness center • bicycle rentals • complimentary daily mini-bar
• 337 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/café/bar/pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated lagoon-style pool/kids pool • Vanilla Face & Body Spa/fitness center • tennis • game room • complimentary Wi-Fi
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: HOTELS QUALITY RESORT SORRENTO BEACH
BAY VILLAGE RESORT & SPA DUNSBOROUGH
RAC KARRI VALLEY RESORT
Step into sleek contemporary accommodations just steps from a golden beach at this apartment hotel, a few miles from Perth and close to Sorrento Quay. Spend your days on a breezy private balcony with endless horizon views.
In the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region, and just steps from Dunsborough town center and beautiful Geographe Bay Deluxe guest accommodations feature the latest tech amenities. It’s a perfect base for exploring dozens of acclaimed regional wineries.
Relax in the heart of nature at this rustic property, set on the edge of picturesque Lake Beedelup and surrounded by majestic Karri Forest in Western Australia’s South West Region. Guest accommodations feature lake or forest views from private balconies.
• 35 ac rooms, suites, cottages & villas • 2 restaurants/bar • outdoor pool • Cosmedic Spa • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 62 rooms & chalets • restaurant/bar/BBQ facilities • outdoor lazy river pool • water sports/tennis/mini-golf • game room/playground
RAC MONKEY MIA DOLPHIN RESORT
RAC EXMOUTH CAPE HOLIDAY PARK
• 78 ac studios & 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments with balconies • 2 restaurants/bar/BBQ & picnic area • outdoor heated pool/sundeck/ spa tub/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi • complimentary parking
RAC NINGALOO REEF RESORT
Just a stone’s throw from the spectacular Ningaloo Marine Park, this boutique resort stands amid Western Australia’s own tropical playground. Retreat to accommodations with kitchenettes and verandas. Go snorkeling in the world’s second largest fringing reef.
Set within the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, this laid-back resort opens directly onto a white-sand beach along the Coral Coast. Step into modern accommodations with garden, pool, or ocean views. Go swimming, fishing, and snorkelling all day long.
Perfect for families, couples and singles, this rustic property stands at the tip of the North West Cape at the gateway to the Ningaloo Reef. Choose from self-contained cabins and motelstyle accommodations.
• 34 ac rooms & apartments • restaurant/coffee bar/lounge • outdoor pool/sundeck • live entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 128 ac rooms & villas • restaurant/bar/BBQ facilities/camp kitchen • 2 outdoor pools/whirlpool • water sports/tennis • game room
• 159 ac rooms & cabins • BBQ facilities/camp kitchen/convenience store • outdoor free-form pool • playground/bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
MOONLIGHT BAY SUITES
PINCTADA MCALPINE HOUSE
BAYSIDE HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
On the water’s edge along Roebuck Bay, this contemporary luxury resort is a short walk from Broome’s restaurants and entertainment. Contemporary guest suites have kitchens, patios or balconies, and bay, pool, or garden views.
Adults-Only It’s just minutes to a pristine Indian Ocean beach with unlimited sunset views from this unique boutique property. After a day of sightseeing, retreat to individually decorated guest rooms and suites that open to breezy private balconies
It’s an easy walk to Roebuck Bay or the center of Broome from this family-friendly boutique hideaway. Guests also have access to all facilities at Moonlight Bay Suites, including a fitness center and Kiva Beauty & Relaxation.
• 50 ac suites • restaurant/bar/BBQ • room service • outdoor lagoon pool • Coco Day Spa/fitness center • tour desk • complimentary rounds at Broome Golf Club • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 8 ac rooms • Continental breakfast/bar • concierge • outdoor pool • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 12 ac apartments • BBQ/picnic area • room service • outdoor pool/ sundeck • fitness center nearby • complimentary rounds at nearby Broome Golf Course
RAC BUSSELTON HOLIDAY PARK
It’s an easy walk to the crystal-clear waters of Geographe Bay from this laid-back family property, set amid picturesque natural bushland. Guest rooms and cabins feature kitchens or kitchenettes, plus private verandas.
An oasis in the rugged Outback, this stylish rustic resort is just a short walk from Halls Creek town center. Guest rooms have patios or balconies with deep-soaking tubs. Sportsmans Bar Lounge serves up sports action on a massive screen.
An ideal base for exploring the rugged East Kimberley region, this excellent value resort is surrounded by tropical gardens in the heart of Kununurra. Sit down to Modern Australian cuisine at Zebra Rock Bar and Restaurant.
• 37 ac rooms & cabins • BBQ facilities/camp kitchen • 2 outdoor pools • game room/playground/mini-golf/BMX track • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 178 ac rooms & apartments • 2 restaurants/2 bars • room service • outdoor pool/sundeck
• 45 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/bottle shop/BBQ • room service • outdoor pool/kids pool • game room • live entertainment
Mitchell Falls, Kimberly
NEW ZEALAND SMALL COUNTRY, BIG ATTRACTIONS – FROM ITS BREATHTAKING SCENERY TO ITS SOPHISTICATED CULTURE KNOW YOUR DESTINATION
Get In & Get Going
Australia’s smaller neighbor Down Under, New Zealand is big on natural beauty, recreation, and culture. The last significant landmass discovered by humans, it is also one of travel’s best-kept secrets – although the hit The Lord of the Rings movies from the past decade have given impetus to more and more travelers to make their own discovery.
Visiting New Zealand is easy: English is spoken, and the country boasts a temperate climate. Every visitor must have a passport that is valid for 3 months beyond the date of departure, an onward/return ticket to a country you have permission to enter, and sufficient money to support yourself during your stay. Visas are not required for stays shorter than 3 months.
North & South
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The two islands, North and South, have surprisingly different characters. The North Island has dramatic volcanic landscapes, beautiful beaches and excellent sailing, ancient indigenous forests, and a strong Maori cultural influence. The South Island has a slower pace of life dominated by the snow-covered Southern Alps and the spectacular scenery of the fjordlands, with its glaciers, deep lakes, and verdant forests.
Nonstop Action New Zealand offers a huge variety of action-packed and laid-back activities like bungee jumping, skiing, swimming with dolphins, and scenic boat cruises, as well as walking trails with unrivaled scenery. Alternatively, visitors can immerse themselves in the sophisticated culture of Auckland and the capital Wellington in the North, and Christchurch in the South. Beyond the mountains, lakes, glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, beaches, cities… The islands of New Zealand are sparsely populated, but easily accessible. Facilities for visitors are modern, and transport networks are reasonably developed.
THE REGIONS Home to three-quarters of the population, the North Island has dramatic volcanic landscapes and highly active thermal springs and natural spas, long stretches of beautiful beaches, ancient indigenous forests, and a collection of easily reached smaller islands. Wilderness treks, tours of Hobbiton, Maori encounters, sailing, the best rugby matches on the globe, and adventure sports like caving and bungee jumping are among the top draws here. Its bustling modern cities include Wellington (the capital) and Auckland, the largest and most populous urban area in Polynesia. Vibrant Wellington, a harbor city that’s also the gateway to the South Island, teems with government and cultural activities. Auckland, at once sprawling and skyscraper-tall, captivates with its nightlife as well as proximity to vineyards, beaches, and island retreats. There’s a slower pace of life on the South Island, which is dominated by a magnificent spine of mountains, the
snow-covered Southern Alps, and the spectacular scenery of the southern waterways of the fjordlands, with glaciers, deep lakes, and verdant forests. The landscapes here are more isolated and the cities smaller. In Christchurch, soaring cathedrals, arts centers and galleries, and beautiful parks and gardens abound. The South Island was made for active pursuits like cycling between vineyards, whale-watching on the east coast, close encounters with penguins and seals down south, jet-boating and glacier-trekking on the west coast.
GETTING AROUND CITY-TO-CITY Air Domestic flights within New Zealand are often cheaper than car or train, especially crossing between the North and South Islands. Service is provided by JetStar and Air New Zealand.
Bus Buses are a relatively inexpensive way to get around, with daily service throughout the country. InterCity Coachlines connects over 600 destinations.
Rail There are three scenic passenger railways in New Zealand: The Northern Explorer from Auckland-Wellington; the Coastal Pacific on the South Island from Christchurch-Picton, and the famous TranzAlpine between Christchurch-Greymouth.
Boat Car ferries operate between the North and South Islands across Cook Strait.
Lake Tekapo, South Island
Car You can drive to all of New Zealand’s top attractions, however, weather extremes, the terrain, and narrow secondary roads require drivers to be very vigilant. (note: traffic drives on the left side of the road.)
Bay of Islands Kaitaia
There are a variety of ways to get around Auckland and Wellington, including bus, commuter train, taxi, and ferry.
DINE YOUR WAY ACROSS NEW ZEALAND
With its primarily agricultural economy, New Zealand cuisine is based on local ingredients and seasonal variations, with products from both land and sea. Similar to Australian cuisine, it is diverse and contains elements of British, Mediterranean, and Pacific Rim influences.
• Hokey Pokey ice cream, one of New Zealand’s most popular ice cream flavors, consists of plain vanilla ice cream dotted with small crunchy lumps of honeycomb toffee. • A top fingerfood delicacy at parties and events, whitebait fritters are based on a small fish with a subtle taste, which are essentially cooked into a buttery omelette.
New Zealand lamb is considered the best in the world, and the country also exports massive quantities of kiwifruit. The country’s wine industry is universally acclaimed. And in addition to Pavlova (a meringue-based dessert named after the dancer Anna Pavlova), there are singular treats that are not to be missed, such as: • Marmite. The New Zealand version of Vegemite, Marmite is a yeast spread with a distinctive, powerful flavor, and a staple of kitchen cupboards since 1910. (Kiwis suffered through “The Year of No Marmite” after the manufacturer’s Christchurch plant was damaged in the November 2011 earthquake, shutting down production for months.)
Whangamata Bay of Plenty Tauranga
Wellington Picton Blenheim
Hanmer Springs Kaikoura
Franz Josef Glacier
Mt. Cook Milford Sound
Queenstown Te Anau
NEW ZEALAND: ITINERARY
SPECTACULAR NZ 11 Days • AUCKLAND • ROTORUA • NAPIER • WELLINGTON • CHRISTCHURCH • FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER • QUEENSTOWN Day 1: Auckland You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
ranges. Upon arrival at Greymouth, pick up your rental car and drive south to the village of Franz Josef, gateway to the Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 2: Auckland
Day 8: Franz Josef Glacier
In the morning, join an Auckland highlights tour and get a closer look at this amazing city, plus a harbor cruise to see the city from a completely different perspective.
Join the Glacier Valley Walk to see Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua
Drive south to the resort town of Wanaka, home to stunning lakes and mountains, then to action-packed Queenstown, launching pad for all manner of adrenalinefilled sports as well as some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best skiing. The afternoon is at your leisure.
In the morning, pick up a rental car and drive south to the adventure playground of Rotorua. Home to an array of geothermal wonders, strong Maori culture, and adventure-based activities, there’s always plenty to do. Join an afternoon city and lakes tour.
Day 4: Rotorua – Napier Continue your drive south to Napier, the home of New Zealand wine, where you’ll find the country’s oldest wineries. Explore a city filled with Art Deco style, and don’t miss the Marine Parade, a tree-lined oceanside boulevard.
Day 9: Franz Josef Glacier – Queenstown
Day 10: Queenstown
Bay of Islands Paihia
Join a cruise on Milford Sound, one of the most accessible fjords, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest. Return to Queenstown, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 11: Queenstown Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Coromandel Bay of Plenty
Day 5: Napier – Wellington
Continue your drive south to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Spend the day visiting the historic museums and memorials.
Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier
In the morning, take the Interislander ferry across the Cook Strait to the South Island, then pick up your car rental and drive to Christchurch. After arriving in Christchurch, the afternoon is at your leisure to explore the city.
STEWART ISLAND Maori Marae
Day 7: Christchurch – Franz Josef Glacier
Day 6: Wellington – Christchurch
Get on board for one of the most amazing train journeys in the world, the TranzAlpine train that crosses the country through the rugged countryside and mountain
NEW ZEALAND: ITINERARY
Franz Josef Glacier
NORTH & SOUTH ISLANDS 12 Days • AUCKLAND • ROTORUA • CHRISTCHURCH • FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER • QUEENSTOWN Day 1: Auckland You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2: Auckland In the morning, join an Auckland highlights tour and get a closer look at this amazing city, plus a harbor cruise to see the city from a completely different perspective.
Day 3: Auckland Spend your day at leisure and explore the city.
Day 4: Auckland – Rotorua See the magical Waitomo Caves on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland. Step on board your luxury coach and travel south, taking in typical New Zealand scenery as you ride – lush green farmland and rolling hills. Arrive at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a network of underground tunnels and caves made from incredible limestone formations. Set off on a guided tour of the caves, ending with a truly special boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto, where glow worms twinkle and shine overhead as you sail through a dark and silent cavern. Your journey to Rotorua continues, passing through the beautiful Fitzgerald Glade where trees arch over the road to form a tunnel of natural greenery. The tour concludes in Rotorua, a city where you can view geothermal activity, Maori culture, and spectacular scenery.
Day 5: Rotorua Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Bath Spa, New Zealand’s unique Maori-owned geothermal, cultural, and mud bath spa experience, features erupting waters, steaming fumaroles, pools of boiling mud, mud volcano and the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.
Immerse yourself in unique geothermal muds and sulphur waters, a unique experience.
Day 6: Rotorua – Christchurch Fly from Rotorua to Christchurch. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Day 7: Christchurch Spend your day at leisure and explore the city.
Day 8: Christchurch – Franz Josef Glacier Get on board for one of the most amazing train journeys in the world, the TranzAlpine train that crosses the country through the rugged countryside and mountain ranges. Upon arrival at Greymouth, pick up your rental car and drive south to the village of Franz Josef, gateway to the Franz Josef Glacier.
Champagne Pool, Rotorua
Bay of Islands Paihia
Day 9: Franz Josef Glacier
Join the Glacier Valley Walk to see Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 10: Franz Josef Glacier – Queenstown Drive south to the resort town of Wanaka, home to stunning lakes and mountains, then to action-packed Queenstown, launching pad for all manner of adrenalinefilled sports as well as some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best skiing. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 11: Queenstown Join a cruise on Milford Sound, one of the most accessible fjords, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest. Return to Queenstown, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Coromandel Bay of Plenty Rotorua Taupo
Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier
Milford Sound Wanaka
Day 12: Queenstown Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
NEW ZEALAND: ITINERARY
Bay of Islands
FOOD & WINE 10 Days • AUCKLAND • NAPIER • WELLINGTON • QUEENSTOWN Day 1: Auckland You will be met at Auckland Airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2: Auckland On arrival at the island you will be greeted by your tour driver and taken first to Stonyridge Vineyard for a tour and tasting plus a scrumptious light lunch. Continue to the award-winning Rangihoua Estate for some olive tasting, followed by a stop at either Wild on Waiheke or Casita Miro (depending on departure date). The tour concludes with tastings at the beautiful Mudbrick Vineyard while enjoying stunning views over the Hauraki Gulf. At the conclusion of the tour, take advantage of the complimentary All Day Bus Pass that allows you to further explore the island on scheduled public bus services.
great coffee. Head to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street for the good stuff.
Day 7: Wellington – Queenstown Fly from Wellington to Queenstown.
Day 8: Queenstown Spirit of Queenstown offers a premium cruising experience on Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy a scenic cruise to Mt. Nicholas High Country Farm on the western shores of Lake Wakatipu, stopping at Bobs Cove to view turquoise waters and flora and fauna up close. Take in stunning views from the spacious outdoor decks looking up towards Glenorchy, the Southern Alps, and The Remarkables mountain range.
Day 4: Auckland – Napier
Disembark and experience life on an authentic, high country merino sheep station set in 100,000 acres of breathtaking terrain. Explore Mt. Nicholas on the ultimate Farm Experience, where your farm guide will introduce you to the working animals. Then sit back and watch the landscape unfold as you get off the beaten track to spectacular vantage points.
Pick up your car rental and drive to Napier.
Day 9: Queenstown
Day 5: Napier
Whether you’re a first-time taster or wine connoisseur, get an introduction to four Queenstown wineries and a tour through an underground wine cave, plus plenty of time for sightseeing and wine tasting at a variety of vineyards just a short journey from Queenstown. Your friendly, knowledgeable wine guide and winery personnel will offer an understanding of the unique Central Otago wine growing conditions and wines tasted.
Day 3: Auckland In the morning, join an Auckland highlights tour and get a closer look at this amazing city, plus a harbor cruise to see the city from a completely different perspective.
Join Bay Tours on a Morning Scenic Wine Tour and taste some of the best wines that Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Visit two wineries for tastings and breathtaking views from Te Mata Peak, and enjoy a winery lunch.
Day 6: Napier – Wellington Drive to Wellington. New Zealand’s capital city, renowned for its arts, heritage, culture, and native beauty. Also the culinary capital of New Zealand, it’s famous for its tuckedaway bars, quirky cafés, award-winning restaurants, and
Bay of Islands Paihia
Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier
Milford Sound Queenstown
Day 10: Queenstown Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Coromandel Bay of Plenty
NEW ZEALAND: ITINERARY
LUXURY NEW ZEALAND 11 Days • AUCKLAND • ROTORUA • NAPIER • QUEENSTOWN Day 1: Auckland You will be met at Auckland Airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2: Auckland Join a full-day guided Auckland city tour. Be amazed by spectacular views of both the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, and dramatic views from several of the city’s 48 volcanoes. Explore untamed coastline, black and golden sand beaches, a subtropical rainforest with the famous Kauri trees, plus unique indigenous flora and fauna. Highlights also include Parnell, Tamaki Drive, Rangitoto Island, Mission Bay, and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Travel on the Skyline Gondola up the side of Mount Ngongotaha for stunning panoramic views over Rotorua’s main center, Lake Rotorua, and its environs. Experience the thrill of a luge ride (additional cost) in the forest; choose from a range of tracks and set the speed yourself.
Day 5: Rotorua – Napier Pick up your rental car and drive to Napier.
Day 6: Napier
Travel to Rotorua and experience New Zealand’s rich cultural heritage and geothermal wonderland, plus a trip through the famous glowworm caves at Waitomo, on a full-day sightseeing tour.
In the afternoon, visit up to three award-winning Hawke’s Bay wineries in the comfort of a luxury vehicle. Take in amazing vistas on a 30-minute scenic flight, spotlighting a countryside of orchards, vineyards, and rolling farmland, including Te Mata Peak, Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony, Marine Parade, and Napier. Relax with an afternoon gourmet platter showcasing some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest local produce, and take home a complimentary bottle of Hawke’s Bay wine.
Day 4: Rotorua
Day 7: Napier
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Rotorua, including Te Puia for an insight into Maori culture and traditions. Tour the workshops of master weavers and carvers, then enter Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and experience its extraordinary landscape of boiling mud and steam, such as the famous Pohutu Geyser.
Spend your day at leisure.
Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua
Get close to a wide range of wildlife at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, including New Zealand’s famous symbol, the kiwi. Then learn about rural life at the Agrodome, a working farm. Learn all about our thriving agricultural industry with an entertaining show where you’ll see sheep being shorn and sheep dogs showing off their amazing skills.
Then, board a vessel for a scenic cruise along the full length of the fjord on modern, spacious catamarans. Spot seals and penguins when in season, and look for dolphins in the twin-hull wake. An informative commentary is provided, and the wheelhouse is open for you to meet the skipper. Lunch options are available for purchase, and complimentary tea and coffee is provided. On disembarking, you’ll be escorted back to the airport for your return flight to Queenstown.
Day 11: Queenstown Depart for home.
Bay of Islands Paihia
Coromandel Bay of Plenty Rotorua Taupo
Day 8: Napier – Queenstown
Fly to Queenstown.
Day 9: Queenstown Take a unique breathtaking ride on the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet. Zoom through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for full 360° spins in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
Day 10: Queenstown Board a plane for a spectacular flight into Milford Sound, the ultimate way to experience New Zealand’s vast and most dramatic scenery. After landing, enjoy a short bush walk to the Milford Sound wharf (weather permitting).
Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier
NEW ZEALAND • COOK ISLANDS: ITINERARY
One Foot island, Aitutaki
NEW ZEALAND/COOK ISLANDS COMBO TOUR 13 Days • AUCKLAND • ROTORUA • QUEENSTOWN • RAROTONGA • AITUTAKI Day 1: Auckland On arrival at Auckland Airport, transfer to your hotel.
entertaining sheep show including a shearing display and sheepdog trial.
Day 2: Auckland
Day 5: Rotorua – Queenstown
Get acquainted with Auckland on a half-day tour encompassing the city center, Queen Street, Karangahape Road, and fashionable Ponsonby Village. Cross over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. Visit Viaduct Harbour before continuing to Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park. Explore historic Parnell Village’s trendy boutiques and specialty shops. Travel the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, and drink in panoramic views of picturesque Eastern Bays, Auckland city, and Waitemata Harbour.
Board the modern, spacious, purpose-built catamaran Spirit of Queenstown for a premium cruising experience on Lake Wakatipu, and enjoy a return cruise to Mt. Nicholas High Country Station. Stop at Bob’s Cove to view flora and fauna up-close, and enjoy spectacular views looking up towards Glenorchy, Mt. Earnslaw, the Southern Alps, and the Remarkables mountain range.
Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua Travel from Auckland into the rich farmlands of the Waikato and King Country Regions. You’ll see Rangiriri, site of a historic Maori Land Wars battle site, and Ngaruawahia, home to the Maori King. Upon arrival at Waitomo, enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the famous Glowworm Caves. The tour continues with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. Then, pass through beautiful Fitzgerald Glade and the quaint town of Tirua. A delicious picnic-style lunch is served on the bus as you make your way to Rotorua.
Day 4: Rotorua Join a guided tour of Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. At Rainbow Springs Nature Park, enjoy a guided tour showcasing native wildlife including the New Zealand Kiwi. Finally, get a glimpse into New Zealand’s proud agricultural heritage at the Agrodome with an
Day 6: Queenstown Depart Queenstown for an unforgettable journey to Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination. Travel through rugged mountain terrain past the quiet town of Te Anau, through the Southern Alps and picturesque Eglinton Valley. You’ll also see stunning Mirror Lakes, which reflect the surrounding mountain ranges, and Knobs Flat, where glaciers have carved their mark on the terrain. Travel through the Homer Tunnel, then experience The Chasm, where footbridges span a series of swirling waterfalls and rapids. Next, set off on a scenic catamaran cruise on Milford Sound and out to the Tasman Sea, gliding past glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls as well as dramatic Mitre Peak. After the cruise, board a coach to Te Anau.
Day 7: Queenstown Explore Queenstown on your own, then take a journey up the Skyline Gondola to the restaurant lounge, where you’ll be greeted by an experienced stargazing guide. After a quick orientation, the tour will begin with a short walk to the star-viewing platform on top of Bob’s Peak.
Day 7: Queenstown – Rarotonga (Cook Islands) Fly from Queenstown to Rarotonga – due to the Cook Islands’ location next to the International Date Line, on most flights you’ll actually arrive the day before you left.
Day 7: Rarotonga Spend the day at the beach, or join a scuba excursion.
Day 8: Rarotonga At Te Vara Nui Village, take in the Over-Water Island Night Show, an electric authentic cultural performance like no other. The amazing Over Water Show spotlights Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians as they perform by flaming torchlight on floating and fixed stages of a waterfall garden. Then sit down to the delicious Island/Western Fusion Buffet prepared by local and international chefs.
Day 9: Rarotonga – Aitutaki Fly into Aitutaki. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 10: Aitutaki Visit unique One Foot Island, a tiny islet that provides great views of the Aitutaki lagoon and, depending on the tide, walk on a sandbank off Tapuaetai. You can hand-feed schools of banded damsels and butterfly fish, and see giant clams in their natural habitat. Enjoy a fresh fish BBQ lunch, and mail postcards from what is the world’s only registered post office that’s located on an uninhabited island. Also, bring your passport and have it stamped with the One Foot Island stamp.
Days 11-12: Aitutaki Spend your days in the sun on some of the world’s great beaches!
Day 13: Aitutaki Fly home or to your next destination.
Wellington cable car
NORTH ISLAND BUSTLING CITIES, DRAMATIC LANDSCAPES, AND A WEALTH OF LOCAL CULTURES THE REGIONS
Auckland & Wellington
Good for Wellington
The harborside capital city of Wellington hosts Parliament and government ministries and departments, as well as a thriving arts scene, café culture, and nightlife. Auckland – New Zealand’s largest urban area – is a mecca for foodies and shoppers, as well as the sailboat capital of the Pacific.
Get familiar with such landmarks as Mt. Victoria, Old St. Paul’s, the Parliament buildings, and Te Papa, during a comprehensive tour of Wellington’s highlights.
Bay of Islands Located in the Northland region of the North Island, the Bay of Islands is one of the most picturesque and popular vacation sites in New Zealand, combining outdoor recreational activities with some of New Zealand’s most significant historic attractions. Renowned for its big-game fishing, this is also the place for chartering a yacht, diving and snorkeling, paddling a kayak in and out of the islands, and swimming with the dolphins.
Rotorua, Hawke’s Bay & Hobbiton Known as the thermal wonderland of New Zealand, Rotorua is home to hot springs and geysers that have attracted visitors for a century, as well as a hotspot for fishing, boating, and white-water rafting. Hawke’s Bay is the center of New Zealand’s oldest wine region; its main urban area, Napier, is a revelation of original 1930s Art Deco architecture and design. A huge tourism draw, the Hobbiton Movie Set near Matamata is the stand-in for Middle-Earth in filmmaker Peter Jackson’s series of “The Lord of the Rings” movies.
Hawking Wine Learn all about the Wine Country’s best products – like chocolate and cheese – and sample both reds and whites on a food-centric tour of Hawke’s Bay wineries.
Enduring Traditions Join a tour to an authentic Maori village near Rotorua, discover their art forms, ancient rituals, and traditions, and share in a celebratory hangi feast with your hosts.
Water World Hop on board for a boat tour of Auckland’s scenic Waitemata Harbour and great views of the skyline, Bean Rock Lighthouse, Devonport Naval Base, and Rangitoto Island.
Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Sweet & Glow Hop into a boat and watch as thousands of tiny glow worms radiate their unmistakable luminescent light inside Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Bay Day Grab some beach time, meet some dolphins, and cruise under the iconic 60-foot-high “Hole in the Rock” on a boat cruise through the Bay of Islands.
Boiling Mud Get a snootful of the distinctive aroma of volcanic activity in the form of steaming sulphur pits, found near Rotorua at Wai-O-Tapu.
Dinner at Eight (Bells) Enjoy a dinner cruise with tasty New Zealand fare and a stunning sunset while floating in a sailboat in Auckland’s magnificent harbor.
NORTH & SOUTH ISLAND: SIGHTSEEING ADVENTURE CAPITAL
KIWIRAIL SCENIC TRAINS
North & South Islands Auckland / Adventure Capital Adventure Capital is New Zealand’s leading provider of guided bike tours and gear rentals with options available from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Half-day, full-day, and multi-day experiences are available. All cycle tours are privately guided by mature professionals with full commentary on modern, quality bicycles. Enjoy an outdoor activity, connect with locals, and soak up local culture. E-bikes and a wide range of bike sizes are available.
North & South Islands Wellington / Interislander Interislander travels the 57 miles between the North and South Islands of New Zealand in three hours, one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. Interislander operates three vehicle ferries up to 11 times a day, so you’ll always have a wide choice of travel times. Once you’re on your Interislander journey, you can take a stroll on the decks, enjoy a meal and drink, or just relax and take in the breathtaking views.
North & South Islands KiwiRail Scenic Trains Discover the heart of New Zealand when you travel by train. There’s a spectacular range of scenery waiting for you – rugged coastlines, winding rivers, towering mountains, and untouched alpine landscapes. Watch it all roll by in purpose-built carriages with enormous panoramic windows, an onboard licensed café, and open-air viewing carriage. KiwiRail Scenic Trains operates three unique train services across the North and South Islands – the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific, and TranzAlpine.
12-DAY SOUTHERN EXPLORER HAKA PLUS TOUR
12-DAY WANDERER HAKA PLUS TOUR
20-DAY NEW ZEALAND UNCOVERED HAKA PLUS TOUR
North & South Islands Wellington / 12 Days-11 Nights / Haka Tours New Zealand This tour kicks off in Wellington and wraps up 12 days later in Christchurch. Travel through some of the most magical scenery you could hope to see in your lifetime. National Parks, rainforests, mountain ranges, UNESCO World Heritage Areas – everywhere you turn, there’s something different to behold.
North & South Islands Auckland / 12 Days-11 Nights / Haka Tours New Zealand Get to know some of the most stunning parts of the North Island – and get a peek at some of the perks of the South Island as well on this 12-day tour. Kicking off in Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, and wrapping up in Christchurch, this is the experience of a lifetime. From cultural activities, to adrenaline-pumping adventures, to sights you’ll have to see to believe, Haka Plus Tours are the way to see Aotearoa New Zealand.
North & South Islands Auckland / 20 Days-19 Nights / Haka Tours New Zealand This tour kicks off in Auckland, and twenty days later wave goodbye in Christchurch. Along the way you’ll get to see some of the most breathtaking scenery New Zealand has to offer, including national parks, rainforests, hidden pools, UNESCO World Heritage Areas, and probably more beaches than you have toes.
AJ HACKETT BUNGY NEW ZEALAND
AMERICA’S CUP AND HARBOUR SAILING – EXPLORE GROUP
AUCKLAND HOP-ON/HOP-OFF EXPLORER
Auckland / AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand
Auckland / Explore Group
Auckland / Great Sights New Zealand
From the two most famous landmarks in Auckland, including the tallest building in New Zealand, you will get exclusive access, breathtaking views, and personally guided experiences. If you are really brave, you can jump from these landmarks for the ultimate thrill. With a 100% safety record and over 30 years of experience, AJ Hackett Bungy NZ offers you your moment to be inspired and to Live More. Fear Less.
Explore Group offers world-class sailing and dining options on Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour. The America’s Cup Sailing experience is an Auckland must-do as well as a much-loved symbol of the city. You can also join an Auckland Harbour Cruise where you can sightsee the city’s iconic landmarks from the water as well as dine on board for lunch or dinner.
Experience the best of Auckland, with informative commentary, Wi-Fi, and Devonport ferry included, with this convenient hop-on/hop-off pass. Buses depart every twenty minutes (30 minutes during winter) and attractions include Kelly Tarlton’s, Auckland Museum, Sky Tower, Mt. Eden, and the Museum of Transport and Technology.
AUCKLAND CITY & WEST COAST LUXURY TOUR
AUCKLAND WHALE & DOLPHIN SAFARI
BUSH & BEACH
Auckland / Full Day / TIME Unlimited Tours
Auckland / 4.5 Hours / Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari
Auckland / Bush and Beach
Experience the very best of Auckland city and Auckland’s glorious West Coast on this full-day tour with TIME Unlimited Tours, winner of the National Geographic World Legacy award. See stunning views of ancient volcanoes and untamed coastline, Auckland’s renowned black-sand beaches, the Arataki Visitor Centre, and the subtropical rainforest with Kauri trees and indigenous flora and fauna. This special smallgroup experience uses luxury transport. Snacks and a gourmet lunch also included.
Join a unique sea safari that’s unforgettable from the moment you leave the central city wharf. Experience the diverse wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. See wild marine mammals, rare birds living in their natural habitat, and spectacular island scenery. You’ll also learn from marine researchers on board working to protect whales, dolphins, and their fragile home.
Bush and Beach is an award-winning sightseeing company that has been showing Auckland and its environs to guests since 1984. Fully guided daily tours create unforgettable memories of untamed New Zealand. Escape to the unique rainforest and black-sand surf beaches just 30 minutes from downtown Auckland. Enjoy panoramic views, walk in primeval rainforest, and learn the history of this area with knowledgeable guides
NORTH ISLAND: SIGHTSEEING CAR RENTALS – GO RENTALS
HOBBITON MOVIE SET & WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES
CAPE REINGA HALF DAY FLY/DRIVE TOUR BY AIRPLANE
Auckland & Wellington / GO Rentals
Auckland / Full Day / Great Sights New Zealand
Bay of Islands / Half-Day / Salt Air
This award-winning, locally owned rental car company offers a diverse fleet of over 3,000 new or near-new cars, SUVs, 4WDs, and vans. Since commencing business in 1997, GO Rentals have built an enviable reputation based around a strong brand and the key elements of a quality fleet, safety, customercentric service, and top value. Branch locations on the North Island are at Auckland City and Airport, Wellington Airport; South Island: Christchurch and Queenstown Airports.
Travel to Hobbiton to a picturesque 1,250-acre farm where “The Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” movies were filmed. You’ll see Hobbit holes, the Mill, the Green Dragon Inn, and other structures created for the films. Next, visit Waitomo, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour through the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Explore underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites, and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years.
This is your chance to see some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, including Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga Lighthouse, and the Bay of Islands. The tour includes a scenic flight up the western coast before landing in the Cape Reinga area for a guided 2.5-hour coach tour. The return scenic flight down the eastern coast takes in remote white sandy beaches, picturesque harbors, and the turquoise waters of the beautiful Bay of Islands.
CRUISES & TOURS – EXPLORE GROUP
WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS
CHRIS JOLLY OUTDOORS SCENIC CRUISES
Bay of Islands / Explore Group
Bay of Islands / Full Day / Waitangi Treaty Grounds & Museum
Lake Taupo / Chris Jolly Outdoors
Jump on board with Explore Group and discover the amazing corner of the world that is Northland, New Zealand. Cruise through the Hole in the Rock, see dolphins and other marine wildlife in their natural habitat, visit the picturesque Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island, and venture up to Cape Reinga on an off-roading adventure – all truly amazing experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime.
The award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds is one of New Zealand’s premier attractions, relating the nation’s story of two peoples coming together as one, under the Treaty of Waitangi. Enjoy an inspiring and interactive full-day experience through Waitangi’s contemporary museum, powerful Maori cultural performances in an authentic Meeting House, entertaining guided tours, traditional Maori waka (canoe) and hangi, tranquil café, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands.
Cruise to the famous Maori Rock Carvings and around the picturesque bays of Lake Taupo in style and comfort in a large catamaran. An informative commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo, and you’ll enjoy a complimentary hot homemade muffin and tea/coffee as you take in the fabulous views of secluded bays and the spectacular snow-capped mountain peaks of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park.
TONGARIRO RIVER RAFTING
Lake Taupo / Rafting New Zealand
Lake Taupo / Taupo’s Floatplane
Lake Taupo / Rafting New Zealand
Fishing and rafting on the spectacular Upper Tongariro River is the ultimate fly fishing adventure. This water opens for trips every year on the 1st of December through the end of March. It is only really accessible via the river, which means you get into untouched water to fish for resident and spawning fish. The upper river holds huge numbers of trout at this time of year due to late-spawning fish from Lake Taupo.
Discover New Zealand’s most scenic and spectacular vistas on a unique flightseeing experience over Tongariro National Park, the Bay of Plenty, and Great Lake Taupo. Get on board a highwing Cessna 206 seaplane for a Bay of Plenty/Taupo scenic flight you won’t forget: experience your take-off (and landing) from the water, then enjoy unrestricted views, looking down on sparkling lakes, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes, geothermal wonders, rolling surf beaches, and lush forest.
Navigate over 60 heart-pounding rollercoaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Throughout the trip, you’ll be treated to sights only accessed by raft. Come and experience this pristine part of New Zealand wilderness.
TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING
HELICOPTER WHITE ISLAND TOUR
Lake Taupo / Rafting New Zealand
Ruapehu / Full Day / Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures
Rotorua / 3 Hours / Volcanic Air
Experience white-water rafting on the Tongariro River with Grade 3 (Grade 2 also available for younger family members) white-water action. In this Tongariro river rafting adventure, you’ll raft over 60 exciting rapids, travel 8 miles, raft through a beautiful volcanic gorge where you can experience native bush and the chance to see one of the rarest birds in the world – the whistling whio, or blue-duck – and fuel up with on-river hot chocolate and snacks.
Walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, known as one of the best 1-day walks in the world, a 7-8 hour, 12-mile hike that showcases panoramas of active volcanic areas and crater lakes. The landscape on Mt Tongariro is peppered with craters that have been active at different periods, leaving scoured volcanic rocks, lava flows frozen in time, mountain springs, and emerald lakes. Professionally guided tours are available every day throughout the year.
Walk to the edge of an active crater lake, over hot streams, past steaming volcanic vents and colorful sulphur formations, before viewing this privately owned volcano’s long abandoned mining ruins. This somewhat-lunar experience on New Zealand’s only permanently active offshore volcano is breathtaking when combined with helicopter flights above the lakes district and Bay of Plenty in a unique and surreal lifetime experience.
NORTH ISLAND: SIGHTSEEING HOBBITON MOVIE SET
HELLS GATE GEOTHERMAL PARK AND MUD BATH SPA
MITAI MAORI VILLAGE
Rotorua / 5 Hours / Hobbiton Movie Set
Rotorua / 2 Hours / Hell’s Gate and Wai Ora Spa
Rotorua / 3 Hours / Mitai Maori Village
Hobbiton™ Movie Set is an experience to tantalize the senses as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of The Shire™, as featured in “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit: Motion Picture Trilogy.” You’ll be taken around the 12-acre set, past Hobbit Holes, the Mill, and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you can sample exclusive, specially brewed beverages to conclude your Middle-earth adventure.
Have you heard of Hell’s Gate’s world-famous mud? After a guided or self-guided tour through New Zealand’s most active geothermal park, take a little time out and treat yourself to Hell’s Gate’s amazing mud baths and spa. Known for its nourishing properties, this mud will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized, and all within a stone’s throw from Rotorua city center. Open every day except Christmas.
Mitai Maori Village will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture, leaving you amazed and in awe. Witness warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe. View glowworms in their natural habitat. Marvel at the sacred Fairy Spring flowing directly from earth. See your traditionally earth-cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. Enjoy a rich and powerful cultural performance that’s educational and fun.
OFF ROAD NZ
Rotorua / Off Road NZ
Rotorua / OGO Rotorua
Rotorua / Polynesian Spa
Off Road NZ, a premium adventure experience, creates fun memories, personal growth, and lasting impressions, providing the best self-drive, off road vehicle experiences in New Zealand, including 4WD Bush Safaris and Monster 4X4 Thrill Rides. The newest adventure is the opportunity to race a 390cc 4-stroke kart on New Zealand’s newest and longest KartSport circuit.
Superman-dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt. Ngongotaha with OGO Rotorua, where the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably. Owned and operated by the Kiwi inventors, the four different ball-rolling tracks – the world’s longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track, the smooth and fast double Straight Track, MEGA Track (the longest, fastest, and steepest track in NZ), and the newest track, Big Air. Ride with water or without water – the choice is yours.
Relax and unwind on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua at Polynesian Spa, a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat. Revealing geothermal marvels in its backyard, the 28 mineral pools at Polynesian Spa are fed from natural springs for a combination that nourishes the skin and relieves tired muscles, aches, and pains. Also a retreat for athletes, wellness rituals ensure maximum sports relaxation featuring hydrotherapy and a reflexology walk.
RIVER RATS RAFT & KAYAK
ROTORUA CANOPY TOURS
Rotorua / Redwoods Treewalk
Rotorua / Half-Day / River Rats Rotorua Raft & Kayak
Rotorua / Rotorua Canopy Tours
Redwoods Treewalk is a Rotorua must-do, featuring over 1,640 feet of suspended bridges and platforms connected to the Redwood Forest giants themselves. The award-winning Redwoods Nightlights experience with lanterns designed by David Tribridge is very unique. Feel rejuvenated and inspired by this awesome eco-experience. Daytime for nature and night time for magic. Open daily.
Situated in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve, the Grade 5 Kaituna River features the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, the awesome Tutea Falls. Although this trip provides full-on action, it is suitable for beginners. Major rapids are followed by calm pools, making it a very forgiving Grade 5 river. For those who prefer a quieter ride, there’s the Rangitaiki Grade 3-4 rapids or Rangitaiki Grade 2 rapids, suitable for participants as young as five years old.
Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before in this award-winning zip-line adventure. Journey with authentic Kiwi guides through this beautiful land the way it once was, in a unique eco-tour experience that puts you at the heart of the forest restoration story. With a portion of each ticket invested in conservation, this number-one ranked outdoor experience in New Zealand is an adventure activity with brain and heart.
AMPHIBIOUS SIGHTSEEING TOURS
SCENIC LAKE CRUISE
Rotorua / Rotorua Duck Tours
Rotorua / 1 Hour / Lakeland Queen
Rotorua / Skyline Rotorua
Experience the thrill of riding on a WWII Amphibious Landing Craft. These fully guided sightseeing and informational tours are a blast. Awesome scenery, great commentary, and spectacular lakes make this a Rotorua must-do activity. Rotorua Duck Tours has scheduled tours available daily departing from a central city location. Daily tours include the popular Rotorua City and Lakes Tour (90 min.) and the all new Tarawera and Lakes Tour (120 min.).
New Zealand’s only stern wheel-paddle driven vessel, the Lakeland Queen offers a relaxing dining cruise while exploring the lake’s unique geothermal features, natural wonders and stunning landscapes. A range of daily cruise options include breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Experience stunning views, including the mystifying geothermal area and bird sanctuary of Sulphur Bay, the volcanic rock dome steeped in cultural history – Mokoia Island – and reflective views of the city.
Just minutes from central Rotorua, the Skyline Rotorua complex sits atop Mt. Ngongotaha and provides unsurpassed views – along with unsurpassed thrills with a raft of activities. Get pumped with the ultimate gondola and luge experiences, the Zoom Zipline, Sky Swing, and Mountain Bike Gravity Park, plus out-of-this-world star gazing, tranquil nature trails, wine tasting, dining, and shopping. This year-round, all-weather attraction is suitable for all ages.
NORTH ISLAND: SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS TE PUIA
WAIMARINO GLOW WORM KAYAKING
RUAPEHU ALPINE LIFTS
Rotorua / Te Puia
Rotorua / 3 Hours / Waimarino Group
Tongariro National Park / Mt. Ruapehu
A powerful reminder of Earth’s natural force, Te Whakarewarewa is home to the famous Pohutu Geyser, hot springs, silica terraces, bubbling mud pools, and cooking pools. At dusk, Te Puia takes on a magical quality in the illuminated thermal valley. Te Po is an award-winning evening experience of Maori storytelling, entertainment, a sumptuous banquet, and a hot chocolate beside a moonlit Pohutu geyser.
On this truly unique experience, paddle a sea kayak and see glow worms in a magical and unforgettable evening. Enjoy great refreshments, beautiful sunset scenery, fantastic birdlife, amazing glow worms, and stunning star-gazing. Guides brief you on how to kayak effectively.
Ride the new Sky Waka gondola at Whakapapa to 6,600ft above sea level, take in the extraordinary views overlooking the Central Plateau, and enjoy a buffet dining experience at Pinnacles restaurant. Build a snowman, race a sled, or just absorb the incredible snowy alpine environment. Learn to ski with qualified instructors who will get you sliding down the Happy Valley or Alpine Meadow slopes in no time. Advanced packages are available for experienced skiers and snowboarders.
MARTINBOROUGH GOURMET WINE TOUR
MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND TE PAPA TONGEREWA
WETA WORKSHOP STUDIO TOURS
Wellington / Full Day / Hammonds Wellington Tours
Wellington / Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington / 4 Hours / Weta Workshop Full Experience
Explore the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all-inclusive wine tour, and treat your taste buds. Visit local boutique vineyards, meet some of the families behind the vineyards, and learn how this sleepy, rural town blossomed into an internationally renowned wine region. This friendly and down-to-Earth tour is a must-do when visiting the beautiful Wellington Region.
Te Papa is New Zealand’s innovative and interactive national museum, located on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront. Explore the great treasures and stories of this country – the unique natural environment, and the vitality of Maori culture and its dynamic art heritage and fascinating history.
This unique behind-the-scenes tour highlights the creativity of five-time Academy Award®-winning studio and practical effects facility Weta Workshop. Guided by a Weta Crew Member, this is your opportunity to get up close to props, costumes, and weapons from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “King Kong,” “District 9,” and ‘The Hobbit” trilogy. Take a tour through a live shooting stage from “Thunderbirds Are Go!” Includes transfers from Wellington i-SITE.
ZEALANDIA NIGHT SAFARI
WHITE ISLAND TOURS
Wellington / 2.5 Hours / Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary
Whakatane / Half-Day / White Island Tours
Zealandia by Night offers a full experience of the sanctuary valley and all the magical sights, sounds, and senses that only New Zealand can offer. Explore the valley by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of some of the distinctive sights and sounds of New Zealand’s native forest. Experience many of the rare and endangered species and see those who only come out at night, possibly including some of the 130 little spotted kiwi who call Zealandia home.
Cruise across the pristine waters of the Bay of Plenty to White Island, New Zealand’s most spectacular volcano. After donning hard hats and gas masks, guides will lead you on an exploration of the crater. Experience roaring fumaroles, sparkling sulphur chimneys, bubbling pools of mud, and the awesome crater lake. Enjoy lunch aboard the boat before the return journey, which often provides the opportunity for dolphin watching.
This modern luxury high-rise hotel stands in Auckland’s lively uptown close to the spectacular waterfront. Large, opulent guest rooms have contemporary style, marble baths, and city views. The soothing Chuan Spa utilizes traditional Chinese therapies.
HOTEL GRAND WINDSOR – MGALLERY BY SOFITEL
SKYCITY GRAND HOTEL
• 411 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars/high tea • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor heated rooftop pool/Jacuzzi • Chuan Spa/fitness center/sauna/steam room • complimentary Wi-Fi
Sleek rooms, gorgeous views, and the perfect location – close to Auckland’s many attractions – make this contemporary waterfront hotel your ideal choice. Stylish accommodations open to private balconies with harbor or city views.
A landmark 1928 building is home to this grande dame hotel, superbly situated in the heart of Auckland and close to worldclass entertainment and shopping. Guest rooms are classic masterpieces of refined design with modern touches.
This modern hotel is located in the bustling SkyCity entertainment complex, next to Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower. Spacious, modern guest rooms feature city views. The casino roars with over 1,700 gaming machines and 130 table games.
• 166 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool • 24-hr fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
• 79 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • fitness center/Jacuzzi • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 312 ac suites • 17 restaurants/4 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • indoor heated lap pool • East Day Spa/fitness center/Jacuzzi/sauna • 24-hr casino • complimentary Wi-Fi
NORTH ISLAND: HOTELS JET PARK AIRPORT HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE
SKYCITY HOTEL AUCKLAND
SUDIMA AUCKLAND AIRPORT
Just a few minutes from the airport, this award-winning modern hotel offers attentive personal service, complimentary airport shuttle transfers, and free Wi-Fi. Te Maroro Restaurant serves superb seasonal dishes.
This modern hotel is located in the bustling SkyCity entertainment complex, next to Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower. Contemporary style courses through the guest rooms, which have modern amenities and harbor or city views.
This contemporary hotel is conveniently located close to Auckland Airport. Guest rooms have modern style, plush bedding, and a range of tech amenities. After a day of exploring Auckland, take a dip in the heated indoor pool.
• 221 ac rooms, suites & apartments • 2 restaurants/lounge bar • 24-hr concierge/room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • gym • kids play area • 24-hr complimentary airport shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 323 ac rooms & suites • 17 restaurants/4 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • indoor heated lap pool • East Day Spa/fitness center/ Jacuzzi/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 153 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • indoor heated pool • fitness center • airport shuttle service available • complimentary Wi-Fi
HEARTLAND HOTEL AUCKLAND AIRPORT
OAKS AUCKLAND HARBOUR
Just minutes from downtown Auckland and its many attractions, this deluxe hotel welcomes you into contemporary guest rooms. After a day of sightseeing, dip into the outdoor pool.
It’s just a short stroll to the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland’s stunning waterfront from this hotel in the city’s tallest apartment tower. Contemporary studios and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with full kitchens open to balconies with sweeping views.
• 141 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool/whirlpool • fitness center • complimentary airport shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi
Set in Auckland’s vibrant K’Road neighborhood in Auckland, this contemporary hotel is close to artisan cafes, great restaurants, and superb shopping. Guest accommodations feature new technology, spacious balconies, and stunning views.
HAKA HOTEL NEWMARKET
SUDIMA HOTEL HAMILTON
Expect all the hotel essentials – but none of the fuss – at this modern hotel in the heart of Auckland. Choose from chic accommodation including private rooms, studios with outside decks, and innovative hotel-standard bunk rooms.
An iconic 1876 building sets the scene for this elegant hotel, next door to SkyCity Casino and close to restaurants, pubs, and shops. Step into modern accommodations with kitchenettes. It’s a great base for visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set.
• 60 ac rooms • fitness center (off-site) • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 69 ac rooms & apartments • bar • concierge • guest laundry • conference facilities • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 60 ac rooms • fitness center (off-site) • complimentary Wi-Fi
BLUE PACIFIC APARTMENTS
The clifftops overlooking Karioitahi Beach provide an awesome setting for this deluxe oceanfront hideaway. Spacious guest accommodations feature state-of-the-art tech amenities as well as balconies with spectacular ocean views. • 25 ac studios, chalets & tents • restaurant/bar • room service (breakfast only) • Bersantai Day Spa • archery/target shooting • golf nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi
HHHH Preferred Partner
• 79 ac rooms • 24-hr concierge • outdoor heated pool • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
HAKA HOTEL SUITES AUCKLAND CITY
TREETOPS LODGE & WILDERNESS ESTATE
JET PARK HOTEL ROTORUA
A picturesque bluff overlooking the Bay of Islands sets the scene for this luxury apartment hotel, an excellent base for enjoying the area’s wide range of outdoor activities and adventures. Modern accommodations feature ocean views.
This outstanding resort is nestled in 2,500 acres of forest on the edge of the Mamaku Plateau, amid a game reserve, trout streams, lakes, and miles of hiking trails. Individually decorated lodge rooms have spa baths, and villas have lavish lounges with fireplaces.
Centrally located just steps from Rotorua town, this boutique hotel is the ideal base for exploring the area’s attractions. Step into spacious modern guest rooms with complimentary Continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
• 10 ac 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartments • breakfast restaurant • concierge/ room service • media library • golf nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 13 ac suites & villas • restaurant/2 bars • 24-hr concierge/room service • Treetops Spa/fitness center • fishing & hunting/water sports/bicycles • kids club • 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 63 ac rooms, suites & apartments • café/lounge • 24-hr room service • outdoor pool/spa pool • kids indoor & outdoor play areas • discounted bookings to local attractions • complimentary Wi-Fi
NORTH ISLAND: HOTELS SUDIMA LAKE ROTORUA
HILTON LAKE TAUPO
Set right on the shores of gorgeous Lake Rotorua, this elegant resort hotel is close to Rotorua’s vibrant city culture and attractions. After a day of sightseeing or recreation, hide away in contemporary guest rooms, many with lake views. • 258 rooms • restaurant & bar • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated pool & 3 private spa tubs • complimentary off-site fitness center • daily cultural show & feast • golf nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi
Set against the stunning backdrop of New Zealand’s largest lake and rolling mountain scenery, this deluxe resort offers a truly memorable stay. Most rooms open to patios or balconies with garden or lake views. Enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities.
Winner of Condé Nast Traveller’s 2018 “Readers’ Choice Award,” this sparkling luxury resort stands along the banks of the magnificent Waikato River. Welcomes guests into plush suites with deluxe baths, French doors, private terraces, and river views.
• 113 ac rooms & suites • restaurant • concierge/room service • outdoor heated pool/kids pool/thermal spa pool • fitness center/sauna/steam room • tennis courts • complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
• 25 ac junior suites & suites • restaurant & lounge • concierge/room service • fishing/tennis • complimentary Wi-Fi
HAKA LODGE TAUPO
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON WELLINGTON
KINLOCH MANOR & VILLAS
Enjoying a spectacular setting above the shores of Lake Taupo, this new ultra-luxury lodge welcomes you into deluxe accommodations amid the magnificent natural setting of a Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole lakeside links course.
Close to Lake Taupo’s wealth of outdoor adventures and recreation options, this modern, newly renovated lodge-style hotel welcomes guests into rooms, apartments, and dorm rooms with premium bedding and free Wi-Fi.
Wellington’s venerable Lambton Quay sets the scene for this new urban oasis, set in a landmark century-old building. Spacious guest rooms feature historic 1920s charm with high ceilings and elegant décor, plus the latest tech amenities.
• 20 ac junior suites & villas • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/room service • Kinloch Solar Spa • Jack Nicklaus 18-hole golf course/tennis • kids club • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 13 ac rooms, apartments & dorm rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 107 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
WHITE ISLAND RENDEZVOUS
HHHH½ Whakatane Experience the relaxed coastal atmosphere at this modern hotel, set opposite scenic Whakatane Wharf and just steps from the town center. Hop on a cruise to White Island and experience an active volcano right at the crater’s edge. • 38 ac studios, apartments & villas • café • concierge/room service • tour desk/gift shop • complimentary Wi-Fi
Cathedral Cove Beach, Coromandel Peninsula
SOUTH ISLAND MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAINS, GLACIERS, AND FJORDLANDS – A GREAT BASE FOR GREAT ADVENTURES KNOW YOUR DESTINATION
Christchurch & Kaikoura
Gateway to the South Island, Christchurch is home to soaring cathedrals, arts centers and galleries, and beautiful parks and gardens, and is the gateway to the South Island’s wineries, sports and recreation, wildlife, glaciers, and other natural attractions. Kaikoura invites you to relax – or to go kayaking, white-water rafting, quad biking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, biking, hiking, skydiving, and a zillion other pursuits.
Tour the picturesque rolling hills of Marlborough, New Zealand’s flagship wine region, and be sure to sample a Sauvignon Blanc, the wine that made the region famous.
West Coast Glaciers & Milford Sound The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, massive remnants of the Ice Age, cascade down from the vast snowfields of the Southern Alps, but are easily accessible to mountaineers and hikers (as well as unforgettable scenic flyovers from helicopters and other aircraft). The definition of “awesome,” Milford Sound astounds with gorgeous waters, stunning Mitre Peak, rare marine life, and raw unspoiled beauty.
Nelson Region Visit wineries and three national parks, and dive into adventure sports and New Zealand’s newest culinary hot spots in Nelson. “Superyachts” line up at the new waterfront along the picturesque town of Picton, the access point to Queen Charlotte Sound and the Marlborough Sounds. Queen Charlotte Sound is dominated by bush-clad shorelines, deep bays, and coves, ideal for exploring by sea kayak.
Sound Advice It may be the world’s most beautiful 45-mile hike: The Queen Charlotte Track, from Ship Cove to Anakiwa, with its variety of landscapes and unsurpassed views.
Edge of Encounter Get up-close and personal with whales, dolphins, albatross, fur seals, and other wildlife at the small coastal town of Kaikoura, also known for its tasty locally caught crayfish.
All Aboard Hop onto the TranzAlpine from Christchurch to Greymouth, winding through the spectacular Southern Alps, one of the most scenic train trips in the world.
Nice Ice See both Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers in their massive, magnificent glory from the best possible vantage point – a helicopter hovering above Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.
Adrenaline Rush Get your fill of thrills in Queenstown, the premier fourseason adventure and sports destination, from bungee jumping, jet boating, skiing, and hang-gliding, to biking, hiking, off-roading, and canyoning.
Fjord Fiesta Cruise the length of the spectacular glacial fjord of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, and explore its stunning waterfalls, sheer rock faces, mountain peaks, rainforests, and wildlife.
Ski Do June to October is “peak” season in Queenstown, and you can ski or board at four ski areas featuring slopes for all levels (including extreme), plus cross country trails. Queen Charlotte Sound
SOUTH ISLAND: SIGHTSEEING INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE
CAR RENTALS – GO RENTALS
Christchurch / International Antarctic Centre
Christchurch & Queenstown / GO Rentals
Dunedin / Half-Day / Taieri Gorge Railway
Open every day of the year, the International Antarctic Centre has a huge range of experiences guaranteed to entertain the whole family. Be chilled in the incredible Antarctic storm room, be thrilled on an all-terrain vehicle tour, make friends with penguins and huskies, and learn about the first expeditions, modern day life on Scott Base, and the future of humanity on the ice. Be amazed through the big-screen ice tour and astonished within the immersive 4D theatre.
This award-winning, locally owned rental car company offers a diverse fleet of over 3,000 new or near-new cars, SUVs, 4WDs, and vans. Since commencing business in 1997, GO Rentals have built an enviable reputation based around a strong brand and the key elements of a quality fleet, safety, customercentric service, and top value. Branch locations on the North Island are at Auckland City and Airport, Wellington Airport; South Island: Christchurch and Queenstown Airports.
A highlight of your visit to Dunedin is a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway, one of the world’s great train trips and one of Dunedin’s top attractions. Departing daily from downtown Dunedin into the Taieri Gorge, this trip travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and ever-changing scenery which cannot be seen by road. With sightseeing stops, the onboard café, and outside viewing platforms, it’s the perfect all-weather activity.
FLYING FOX: HELI-HIKE
GLACIER COUNTRY KAYAKS LTD.
HANMER SPRINGS THERMAL POOLS & SPA
Fox Glacier / 4 Hours / Fox Glacier Guiding
Franz Josef / 4 Hours / Glacier Country Kayaks Ltd.
Hanmer / Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
Fox Glacier is the largest of the West Coast’s glaciers where there’s a glacier experience to suit almost everyone. This popular tour combines the excitement of walking on th Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flight. Fly in and access and explore a pristine and remote part of the glacier where its forces work hardest and often create spectacular ice caves and arches. Take home memories of a lifetime.
Join a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour, just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Glide effortlessly across the water, taking in the panoramic views of the Southern Alps, glaciers, and untouched Jurassic rainforest reflected on the glassy waters of Lake Mapourika. Paddle into the heart of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, exploring the protected area with your knowledgeable guide. Free photos included with each tour.
The best place to escape, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is an easy drive, just 90 minutes north of Christchurch. Hanmer Springs has a range of pools including relaxing rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, and an array of water jets and bubbles at a range of temperatures. The best place to act like a kid, with an activity pool, lap pool, lazy river, water slides, and garden picnic areas. The luxurious day spa features a range of treatments, private pools, sauna, and steam rooms.
SEAL SWIM KAIKOURA
Kaikoura / 2.5 Hours / Encounter Kaikoura
Kaikoura / 3.5 Hours / Encounter Kaikoura
Kaikoura / 2.5 Hours / Seal Swim Kaikoura
Kaikoura is regarded as the best location in the world to see an assortment of albatross and other seabirds at close range in a relatively small coastal area. A short boat trip will introduce you to these magnificent seabirds. To see the wandering albatross, which has the largest wingspan of any living bird, is inspiring. Superb photography opportunities and interesting commentary provides a chance to learn as well as to create your own memories.
Swimming with the dusky dolphins of Kaikoura is a once-in-alifetime experience that will leave you with a fresh appreciation of a very unique encounter with nature. If swimming is not your preference, joining the tour to watch from the comfort of the boat is equally as special. The grace and beauty of the acrobatic dusky dolphins is a sight like no other and their energetic displays are exhilarating and beautiful to watch.
Swim with wild New Zealand Fur Seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. Recently listed as one of the world’s ‘Top 10 Best Marine Encounters,” this is an experience you do not want to miss. Tours operate from November to April and are dependent on suitable weather and sea conditions. All equipment is supplied. Experience the beautiful South Pacific Ocean and its amazing inhabitants.
WHALE WATCH® KAIKOURA
MILFORD SOUND CRUISE & KAYAK
Kaikoura / 3.5 Hours / Whale Watch Kaikoura Ltd.
Milford Sound / Half-Day / Southern Discoveries
Picton / Full & Half-Day / Beachcomber Cruises
Whale Watch Kaikoura is New Zealand’s ultimate year-round nature experience. Kaikoura’s semi-resident sperm whales share their unique world with a host of other whale and dolphin species, all regular sightings aboard Whale Watch tours. Whale Watch’s 95% success rate means you are guaranteed an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale. Choose from three tours daily.
Immerse yourself in natural wonders and enjoy up-close viewing of wildlife on your Milford Sound cruise, where your specialist nature guide will share lively and informative commentary. Disembark at Milford Sound Underwater Observatory into a viewing chamber to see the rare black coral and colorful sea creatures. Gaze through pure glacial waters as you kayak in one of the most majestic places in the world – the ultimate Milford Sound experience.
Beachcomber Cruises is the largest Queen Charlotte Sound cruise, transport, and Queen Charlotte Track transfer specialist. Cruise the Queen Charlotte Sound, taking photos of the wildlife, and deliver the mail on the Mail Boat Cruise. Take a one- or multiple-day walk on the Queen Charlotte Track, one of New Zealand’s classic walkways. The affiliated Picton Water Taxis offer private on-demand cruises and water taxi transfers.
SOUTH ISLAND: SIGHTSEEING COUGAR LINE
AJ HACKETT BUNGY NEW ZEALAND
Picton / 3 Hours / Cougar Line
Queenstown / AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand
Queenstown / Full Day / Southern Discoveries
Marlborough Sounds’ premier water transportation company invites you to sit back and relax as you cruise the breathtaking Queen Charlotte Sound to Resolution Bay, where you begin a 6.5-mile independent walk to Furneaux Lodge, capturing the magic of the Queen Charlotte Track in one day. Rest, explore, or enjoy a glass of wine (time permitting) until the Cougar Line boat picks you up and returns to Piction.
The World Home of Bungy, the home of the world’s biggest swing, and now also home to a new world first catapult. With a 100% safety record, AJ Hackett Bungy NZ has been providing the ultimate in thrills for over 30 years. Not only will the experiences thrill you, the views will take your breath away. It’s your time to Live More. Fear Less.
Cruising through Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s quintessential experiences, and this stunning nature cruise is a highly popular day trip. Journey in a glass-roof coach from Queenstown past dense rainforest, sheer mountains, and towering waterfalls. Embark on the cruise down the full length of the fiord, exploring stunning scenery while keeping your eye out for wildlife. Return by coach or if the weather permits, enjoy a scenic flight back to Queenstown.
DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET
FAMOUS ROUTEBURN TRACK DAY WALK
HOLLYFORD TRACK 3-DAY GUIDED WALK
COACH / NATURE CRUISE / COACH FROM QUEENSTOWN
Queenstown / 6 Hours / Ngai Tahu Tourism
Queenstown / 9 Hours / Ngai Tahu Tourism
Queenstown / 3 Days-2 Nights / Ngai Tahu Tourism
Your wilderness trip is a spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt. Aspiring National Park. Disembark to explore the unique vegetation and wildlife on a guided walk through ancient native forest with your wilderness guide. Return along a back-country route where you stop to view some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for many international movies, including “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.”
As you travel towards Glenorchy on a road that clings to the very edge of the lake, your guide will introduce you to the history and landscape of the region. Make your way on this great walk in Mount Aspiring National Park. Every step can be a story as your knowledgeable guide will describe the forest plants, point out those with medicinal benefits and ensure you stop and meet the native birds which are plentiful.
Located in Fiordland National Park, the Hollyford Track is one of the greatest guided walks in New Zealand. You’ll be transported from the wilderness to the sea, traversing the valley by foot, jet boat, and helicopter. Your expert guide brings to life the diversity of landscape, vegetation, and wildlife, as well as captivating stories of early Maori and pioneering families. Enjoy first-rate cuisine and personal service in comfortable private lodges.
MILFORD SOUND DAY TOUR
MILFORD SOUND FLY / SCENIC CRUISE / FLY
Queenstown / 1 Hour / KJet
Queenstown / Full Day / Great Sights New Zealand
Queenstown / 4 Hours / Air Milford
Only KJet offers 60 minutes of unforgettable thrills, spins, and exhilaration across three waterways in one of the world’s most stunning locations. First, your jet boat roars across crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu at breathtaking speed, surrounded by majestic mountains and mesmerizing scenery. Hold on tight as you zoom onto the Kawarau River, complete with 360° spins. The adventure heightens as your driver navigates the fast-moving currents of Shotover River, racing up the shallow channels.
The pristine fjord of Milford Sound is hidden deep within Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage Site famed for its remote atmosphere and rugged beauty. Discover a world of cascading waterfalls, sheer rock faces, dense rainforest, and native wildlife, including penguins, seals, and dolphins. Although it is accessible by road, Milford Sound remains quiet and still. Visit this dramatic landscape and experience New Zealand’s unspoiled natural beauty for yourself.
Board a plane for a spectacular flight into Milford Sound. The 35-minute flight is the ultimate way to experience New Zealand’s vast and most dramatic scenery. Once you land, enjoy a short bush walk before boarding a vessel for a nature cruise through this spectacular fiord with excellent up-close viewing of wildlife. Upon disembarking at Milford wharf, you’ll be escorted back to the airport for your return flight to Queenstown. Airport transfers included.
MILFORD SOUND HELI / CRUISE / HELI
MILFORD MARINER OVERNIGHT CRUISE
MILFORD SOUND NATURE CRUISE
Queenstown / 4 Hours / Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Queenstown Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters is renowned as the aerial filming company for “The Lord of the Rings” movies, but equally for scenic helicopter trips around “Middle Earth.” Explore wilderness forests, pristine lakes, majestic waterfalls, and jagged mountain peaks. This intimate tour includes a helicopter flight over Fiordland National Park, including a glacier landing and scenic boat cruise.
Queenstown / 2 Days-1 Night / Real Journeys
Queenstown / 13 Hours / Real Journeys
Join a very special B&B experience in the World Heritage Site of Milford Sound. When all the day visitors have left, the fiord transforms into a peaceful scene of dramatic landscape. After boarding the Milford Mariner, enjoy a relaxing cruise of the fiord to spot wildlife such as penguins, dolphins, and seals. Activities include kayaking and small-boat tender cruises, and guests are looked after with a full buffet for both dinner and breakfast. Available September-May with coach connections from Queenstown or Te Anau.
See, learn, and experience more of the fiord on a Nature Cruise, Real Journeys’ longest and most leisurely Milford Sound cruise. Spend over two hours on small boats cruising the full length of the fiord out to the Tasman Sea, nudging into waterfalls, spotting wildlife, and learning from a specialist Nature Guide. Lunch options are available. Available yearround with coach connections from Queenstown or Te Anau in a glass-roofed luxury coach.
SOUTH ISLAND: SIGHTSEEING MT. NICHOLAS FARM EXPERIENCE
Queenstown / 4 Hours / Southern Discoveries
Queenstown / Nomad Safaris
Queenstown / Half-Day / NZONE Skydive
Cruise to Mt. Nicholas farm on the western shores of Lake Wakatipu and enjoy spectacular views towards the Southern Alps and The Remarkables mountains. Disembark and join the farm guide on a tour of this real, working high-country farm. See the farm guide round up sheep, and meet the working farm animals. Watch the landscape unfold as you travel by 4WD to spectacular vantage points. Enjoy a Farmers Platter Lunch before cruising back to Queenstown.
Nomad Safaris operates 4WD tours using a fleet of modern off-road vehicles on half- or full-day tours around the Queenstown area. “Safari of the Scenes” visits “The Lord of the Rings” filming locations, while other exciting adventures take you back to the 1860s into Skippers Canon or Macetown searching for gold.
It takes a certain kind of person to jump out of an aircraft at 15,000 feet into thin air. It takes courage. Harnessed to an experienced Jumpmaster, expect sensory overload as you step out of the aircraft door, and for up to 60 seconds freefall at 124mph. Choose to go through life able to say “I did it,” instead of knowing you had the opportunity and turned it down. Achievement doesn’t come sweeter. Maximum weight limit applies.
QUEENSTOWN WINE TRAIL
REMARKABLE SCENIC TOURS QUEENSTOWN
Queenstown / 5 Hours / Original Wine Tour
Queenstown / Remarkable Scenic Tours
Queenstown / 1.5 Hours / Ngai Tahu Tourism
These small, well-organized tours keep traveling time to a minimum, with plenty of time for you to sample cool climate wines with a delicious paired lunch. Wine tasting is at three wineries, each showcasing world-famous Pinot Noir along with other white wines. More than fifteen tastings are included, with an underground wine cave tour as a highlight.
By taking only small, groups, Remarkable Scenic Tours offers a fun, informative, and comfortable experience, with scenic tours from Queenstown to Arrowtown, Wanaka, Cardona Hotel, and the Wanaka Tree. Tours range from four to eight hours, with a maximum group size of up to 13 guests traveling in luxury European tour vans. Private tours to Milford Sound are available.
The ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over three million people since 1965, and now it’s your turn. Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown’s only full 360° spins with the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
TOTALLY TOURISM – THE HELICOPTER LINE
Queenstown / Skyline Queenstown
Queenstown / The Helicopter Line
Queenstown / 2 Hours / Ziptrek Ecotours
Located at the top of the Skyline Gondola, Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a sumptuous lunch, dinner, or sunset cocktail. From fresh New Zealand seafood to delectable desserts, the delicious fare is matched by stunning views. A visit to Stratosfare is a unique and memorable experience.
Totally Tourism brings together some of the South Island’s best sightseeing options and adventure activities, with scenic helicopter ﬂights that are ideal to experience the pristine alpine environment of the West Coast Glaciers with close-up views of the glacier expanse. All ﬂights offer amazing views and glacier landings allow you to capture that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Let The Helicopter Line put you in touch with this special part of New Zealand. Flights vary from 20-40 minutes.
Ziptrek Ecotours is New Zealand’s #1 original zip-line tour company, inviting you on a spectacular and fun zip-line ecoadventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown on Gondola Hill. Ziptrek runs all year round, whatever the weather. Choose from three tours: the all-new one-hour, 2-line + Drop Kereru Tour, the original 4-line Moa Tour, or the 6-line, all-out adrenaline adventure Kea Tour.
DOUBTFUL SOUND & MILFORD SOUND SCENIC FLIGHT
TEKAPO STAR GAZING
Te Anau / 2+ Hours / Southern Lakes Helicopters
Tekapo Springs / 2 Hours / Tekapo Star Gazing
Embark on this scenic helicopter flight from Te Anau lakefront helicopter pad to Doubtful Sound, the “Sound of Silence.” Land first in Campbell’s Kingdom, a unique hanging valley, then fly above several more fiords before arriving at Milford Sound. You’ll be amazed by the sheer granite cliffs and inky blue water. The second landing is at Lake Quill, the head of the spectacular Sutherland Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere.
Located in beautiful Lake Tekapo in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island, Tekapo Springs has the perfect combination of exciting and relaxing activities. Soak up the views from the hot and cooler pools and treat yourself at the Day Spa. In winter, ice skate on the outdoor rink and take a ride on the snow tube. By night, soak in the stars with Tekapo Star Gazing, New Zealand’s only stargazing and hot pools tour.
The ultimate in stellar relaxation, Tekapo Star Gazing is the only guided star gazing and hot pools experience in New Zealand. The tour operates from the renowned facilities of Tekapo Springs, combining the stunning Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with soul-warming hot pools. This unique two-hour tour combines astronomy with storytelling, followed by the magical experience of soaking in the stars from a 99.5ºF hot pool.
SOUTH ISLAND: SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS PADDLE WANAKA
Wanaka / Paddle Wanaka
Wanaka / Skydive Wanaka
Surround yourself with crystal-clear water and the impressive Southern Alps mountain range on Paddle Wanaka’s exclusive guided kayaking and stand-up paddle board activities on Lake Wanaka and the Clutha River. From half-day tours to multiday kayaking adventures, Paddle Wanaka’s tours are small and personalized, adaptable to suit all skill levels. Paddle Wanaka provides something for everyone – friends, family, and those keen for an adventure.
It’s not every day that you strap yourself to a beautiful stranger and leap from a perfectly good aircraft – welcome to Skydive Wanaka, New Zealand’s most spectacular, award winning, highaltitude tandem skydive. Your incredible scenic flight to altitude captures 360º views of NZ’s highest mountains, plus glaciers, lakes, and rivers. Freefall from up to 15,000 feet, and then soar under parachute above snow-capped peaks before landing safely back at the drop zone. Maximum weight limit applies.
SUDIMA CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT
CHATEAU ON THE PARK -- CHRISTCHURCH, A DOUBLETREE BY HILTON
PAVILIONS HOTEL CHRISTCHURCH
Humpback whale, Kaikoura
Located at Christchurch Airport, minutes from city center, this property represents ultimate convenience and comfort. After a day of sightseeing, repair to the Lobby Lounge to warm up by the fireplace with cocktails.
With a moat, vineyard, and rose garden, this elegant resort epitomizes tranquility and is only a few minutes from downtown Christchurch. Contemporary guest rooms have amenities such as balconies, jetted tubs, and garden views.
Just a few minutes’ walk from Christchurch’s dining, shopping, and nightlife, this deluxe boutique hotel welcomes guests into spacious accommodations. Jimmy’s restaurant serves an exquisite New Zealand menu.
• 246 ac rooms & suites • restaurant & bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center • complimentary airport shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 192 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor heated pool • fitness center • complimentary shuttle to Christchurch CBD • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 89 ac rooms, suites & apartments • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor pool • spa/fitness center/sauna • DVD library • complimentary Wi-Fi
SUDIMA CHRISTCHURCH CITY
CAMP ESTATE AT LARNACH CASTLE
TE WAONUI FOREST RETREAT
This high-end apartment style hotel stands right in the hub of Christchurch city center, close to great shopping, dining, and nightlife. Sleek, modern guest accommodations feature the latest tech amenities, plus city views. • 86 ac rooms & apartments • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast • 24-hr concierge & room service • Ora Spa • golf nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi
IBIS STYLES INVERCARGILL
Adults-Only Set on the magnificent grounds of Larnach Castle, this historic guest house is located on the beautiful Otago Peninsula outside Dunedin. Spacious guest rooms are decorated in Neo-Classical style and feature fireplaces and countryside views.
This stunning natural eco-retreat is surrounded by native rainforest, a perfect entrée to the South Island’s pristine West Coast wilderness. Attentive service, fresh local produce, and boutique New Zealand wines make this truly a place to relax and refresh.
• 5 rooms • restaurant & lounge • room service • golf nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi • tour desk
• 98 ac rooms • restaurant/lounge • concierge/room service • Amaia Luxury Spa • complimentary guest valet parking • complimentary Wi-Fi
EDGEWATER – LAKE WANAKA
BAY OF MANY COVES
The charming century-old Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco architectural gems of New Zealand’s southernmost city are just steps from this modern hotel. Sun-filled guest rooms feature kitchenettes plus exclusive amenities by Bose® and Nespresso.
Set directly on the shores of picturesque Lake Wanaka, this deluxe boutique resort hotel is also an easy walk from the town center. Guest rooms feature contemporary style and private balconies or patios with lake and mountain views.
• 66 ac rooms • complimentary Continental breakfast/bar • fitness center • golf nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 104 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/room service • Elements Edgewater Day Spa/sauna • tennis/putting green • mountain bike rentals • playground • helipad • complimentary Wi-Fi
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this luxury eco-lodge puts you in the heart of the South Island’s secluded Marlborough Sounds, reachable by helicopter and water taxi. Posh suites with private balconies or decks overlook Queen Charlotte Sound.
• 10 ac apartments • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor heated pool/cedar hot tub • Miritu Spa • water sports/hiking trails • helipad/private dock • complimentary Wi-Fi
SOUTH ISLAND: HOTELS PICTON YACHT CLUB HOTEL
HILTON QUEENSTOWN RESORT & SPA
Located in one of the South Island’s most picturesque settings, this contemporary boutique hotel is close to Waikawa Bay Marina, ferry terminal, and shopping and dining options in town. Step into modern guest rooms with private balconies.
Situated on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu, this topflight resort is a short water-taxi trip from Queenstown. Spacious guest rooms feature fireplaces, separate lounge areas, and private balconies or patios.
Awesome vistas and world-class golf are the hallmarks of this stunning resort, set against the backdrop of The Remarkables mountain range. Hide away in luxurious accommodations that open to furnished balconies with super views.
• 48 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor pool • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 220 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/café/bar/wine bar • concierge/ room service • indoor heated pool/sauna/steam room/hot tub • eforea:spa/fitness center • guest shuttle to town • Wi-Fi
• 150 rooms, suites & residences • 3 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/room service • indoor pool • Day Spa/fitness center • 27 holes of golf/tennis/ hiking & biking trails • complimentary Wi-Fi
THE REES HOTEL QUEENSTOWN
OAKS CLUB RESORT
Quiet, private, and sophisticated, this exceptional hotel epitomises Southern Hospitality at its finest, set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and an easy walk from Queenstown’s town center.
Capturing the atmosphere of a European-style lodge, this exquisite resort hotel is nestled into Queenstown’s gorgeous alpine landscape. Step into guest accommodations with views of the forest, The Remarkables mountain range, or Lake Wakatipu.
Breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu are just part of the appeal of this modern resort, a haven of luxury amid Queenstown’s lively adventure vibe. Spacious accommodations boast kitchens, gas fireplaces, and private balconies with panoramic vistas.
• 175 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service & reception • outdoor heated pool • Body Sanctum/fitness center/sauna • limited complimentary Wi-Fi (limited)
• 63 ac rooms & apartments • BBQ facilities • fitness center/sauna • complimentary shuttle to/from town center
• 60 rooms/90 apartments/5 lakefront residences • restaurant/ bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center • private jetty • complimentary town shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi
PLATINUM QUEENSTOWN LUXURY VILLAS
HHHH½ Queenstown An ideal base for taking advantage of Queenstown’s recreational and adventure options, this luxury property welcomes you into 3-bedroom villas with modern amenities and stunning views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range. • 36 ac villas • BBQ facilities/grocery delivery service • concierge • outdoor hot tub • tennis courts • complimentary Wi-Fi
HHHH Queenstown Set in the heart of Gibbston, part of New Zealand’s Central Otago wine region, this boutique vineyard hotel, cellar door, and bistro welcomes guests into self-contained cottage rooms with private balconies or patios. • 14 ac cottages • restaurant/bar/complimentary Continental breakfast • concierge • bicycle rentals • winery on-site • golf nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi
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FRENCH POLYNESIA / TAHITI LUSH, UNAPOLOGETIC BEAUTY AND HYPNOTIC VIEWS TO THE BLUE HORIZON
KNOW YOUR DESTINATION
BEST BEACHES FOR....
Exotic French Polynesia’s dramatic mountain ridges, European flair, and luxurious over-water bungalows lure visitors eager to experience serenity and sophistication in equal measure. Discover romance in five-star resorts that open directly onto gleaming beaches and clear blue waters. And keep a sharp eye peeled for international celebs.
Get ready to be dazzled with crystalline waters, perfect sandy beaches, a friendly local vibe, and what may be the world’s most concentrated collection of elite resorts. The largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia, Tahiti is one of the most beautiful in all the South Pacific.
• Plunge into Tahiti’s Le Plage de Maui, Bora Bora’s Matira Beach, and Maupiti’s Plage Tereia.
It’s easier and more affordable than ever to tuck a tiare (fragrant white flower) behind your ear, pack your pareu (sarong) and swimsuit, and head off to find your own idyllic piece of Polynesian paradise. Each of the many islands is a tiny jewel, often appearing as though it is barely floating above the breaking waves… Blessed with a balmy tropical climate, the Tahitian islands are also drenched in French culture, including the language (although English is widely spoken, especially among hotel staff).
Get In & Get Going Every visitor to French Polynesia must have a valid passport; a return airline ticket to their resident country or to at least two more continuing destinations; and sufficient funds to cover their planned stay.
Surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reef, Bora Bora is one of the natural world’s unique creations, dominated by the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. It is the undisputed heavyweight champion of over-water bungalows, which were invented in the French Polynesian islands.
Adventure • Top pros surf the challenging waves of Tahiti’s Teuhupo’o (7 surf breaks). • Dive into Tapu’s (Bora Bora) underwater sanctuary.
Romance • Rest your towel on a perfect patch of sand on Moorea’s Temae Plage Publique. • Remember how it all began on Bora Bora’s secluded talcum-soft beaches Note: It is acceptable and quite common to go topless on beaches in Tahiti, though nudity is not as common.
Just a few miles from Tahiti, Moorea epitomizes the fabled South Seas paradise, its landscape a broad brushstroke of mountains, waterfalls, lagoons, beaches, meadows, and simple villages. Grab your snorkeling gear and head for the channel between Fareone and Tiahura motus, or rest your towel on a perfect patch of sand on romantic Temae Plage Publique.
Other Islands Divers head to Rangiroa, the world’s second largest atoll, for unparalleled underwater exploration. Taha’a is the place to find perfect black pearls from one of the familyowned farms. Pedal a bike around Huahine and be put under the spell of its fragrant vanilla plantations.
Feeding a stingray, Bora Bora
TOP EXPERIENCES Sea & Ski
Catch Some Rays
Grab the controls of a Jet Ski and cruise Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay for a different perspective on the island of Moorea.
The Turtle Sanctuary at Le Méridien Bora Bora invites you to meet, greet, and learn about marine turtles in their natural environment.
Wade into a shallow lagoon, and hand-feed raw fishes to three-foot-wide southern stingrays, which are gentle and playful enough to touch.
I Sea Food…
No surprise that seafood is a Tahitian staple, so try some exotic local dishes such as parrotfish, barracuda, octopus, sea urchin, and river prawns (also known as chevrettes).
For a unique romantic experience, there are some resorts that will have breakfast delivered directly to your overwater bungalow – via canoe.
Don your snorkeling gear and join an underwater safari to Opunohu Bay, where you’ll get a fascinating view of exotic fish and brilliant corals.
Head off the beaten path in a 4x4 and discover relics of the early Polynesian era and WWII artillery left behind by American GIs, plus pearl farms and vanilla plantations.
Explore the brilliant and colorful undersea world to depths of 15 feet with Snuba, a version of scuba diving that uses an air hose instead of a tank.
BORA BORA Faanui Fare Piti Anau Nunue Vaitape Taurere
Maeva Fare Fiiti
Haapu Uturoa Avera Tevaitoa Opoa
Faaie Maroe Tefarerii
Papetoai Paopao Haapiti
FRENCH POLYNESIA: ITINERARY
ISLANDS OF TAHITI 9 Days • MOOREA • BORA BORA Day 1: Moorea
Day 5: Moorea- Bora Bora
Arrive in Moorea, home to amazing marine life and aquatic activities, where you can get up close to nature. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Airplane transfer from Moorea to Bora Bora.
Days 2: Moorea Moorea invites you to explore and experience its unique wonders with an array of exhilarating land and sea activities. Or you can simply relax on the powdery sands and cherish some of the most beautiful views on the planet.
Days 3-4: Moorea Set off on a safari experience and explore the ancient volcano that makes up the mountain range on Moorea. Next, visit the Mooreas Lycée Agricole (agricultural school) and its huge pineapple, vanilla, banana, grapefruit, and lemon plantings. Then head to a marae before driving to the Belvedere Lookout for stunning views of Cook and Opunohu bays. The final stop will be the Magic Mountain, where you’re rewarded with extensive views of the coastline, towns, and coral reefs of Moorea.
Mt. Otemanu, Bora Bora
Day 6: Bora Bora Spend the day at leisure, then head to world-famous Bloody Mary’s for dinner. Known for its fresh seafood, signature cocktails, and unique ambiance, the restaurantbar boasts sand floors and polished palm tree trunks for seats, all under a thatched roof.
Days 7-8: Bora Bora Spend your days exploring the most iconic of all Tahiti’s islands, the backdrop of many movies, TV shows, and of course, celebrity sightings. Take a cruise that will allow you to swim with and touch the graceful rays that reside in the lagoon, then swim with blacktip sharks while enjoying the stunning coral surroundings.
Day 9: Bora Bora Depart for home.
Ancient stone carving, Moorea
FRENCH POLYNESIA: ITINERARY
BORA BORA & TETIAROA 9 Days • BORA BORA • TETIAROA Day 1: Bora Bora Bora Bora is the most iconic out of all of Tahiti’s islands and is continuously the backdrop of many movies, TV shows, and of course, celebrity sightings. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel on a boat. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2: Bora Bora The day is yours to unwind and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Perhaps you may want to balance your senses with a revitalizing massage at the spa, sip a refreshing cocktail by the pool, or read a book on the beach – the options are endless.
Day 3: Bora Bora Embark on a motorized outrigger boat to meet the colorful fish, stingrays, and black tip sharks. It is to the sound of a ukulele that your Polynesian guide will lead
you to the motu where a tasty lunch of typical Tahitian dishes is prepared for you. Sit on one of the common large tables and enjoy local entertainment while sipping a cool drink. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 4: Bora Bora Depart Bora Bora by air to Tetiaroa.
Days 5-8: Tetiaroa Check in to The Brando on the breathtaking private atoll of Tetiaroa. This deluxe all-inclusive resort welcomes guests into individual villas, each with its own private beach area and plunge pool. Dine on Polynesian and French cuisine, play tennis, and unwind at the spa.
Day 9: Tetiaroa Depart for Bora Bora. Snorkeling with butterfly fish
FRENCH POLYNESIA: HOTELS INTERCONTINENTAL TAHITI RESORT & SPA
MANAVA SUITE RESORT TAHITI
CONRAD BORA BORA NUI
With a great location and stunning views of Moorea, this is the perfect place to begin or end your stay in Tahiti. Get pampered at Deep Nature Spa, snorkel in the Lagoonarium, take in a Tahitian dance show, and enjoy a romantic dinner in the overwater restaurant.
Facing the island of Moorea, this contemporary resort offers a superior level of luxury and a dreamy Polynesian theme. The large infinity pool seems to stretch past the horizon, and the nearby Taapuna Pool Bar serves up refreshing cocktails.
Bora Bora’s newest luxury resort, this beachfront property opens to a private cove on Motu To’opua. Step into deluxe accommodations with panoramic ocean views, get away to an exclusive private island, and unwind in Hina Spa’s alfresco treatment area.
• 121 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars • room service • outdoor infinity pool • Manea Spa/fitness center • water sports • entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 114 ac villas & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor infinity pool • Hina Spa/24-hr fitness center • water sports/tennis • daily cultural activities • Tamari’i Kids Club • complimentary Wi-Fi
LE MÉRIDIEN BORA BORA
THE ST. REGIS BORA BORA RESORT
• 246 ac rooms & bungalows (32 over-water) • 2 restaurants/3 bars/ swim-up bar • concierge/24-hr room service • 2 outdoor infinity pools • Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm/fitness center/sauna • water sports
INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA RESORT & THALASSO SPA
This chic resort is unique in every way, from the full-time wedding planner to the mineral-rich seawater in the spa. Spacious over-water villas feature incomparable views of the lagoon and Mt. Otemanu, while family villas nestle in a coconut grove on the islet.
This luxury resort sits on a magnificent islet surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and offers stunning views of Mount Otemanu. Step into overwater bungalows with the largest glass floors in Bora Bora.
Amid 44 acres of lush landscaping edged by white sands and a crystalline lagoon with Mount Otemanu as an iconic backdrop, this resort is the epitome of carefree elegance with villas designed to embrace indulgent island living.
• 98 ac overwater bungalows, beachfront bungalows & pool-beach villas • 3 restaurants/2 bars • 2 outdoor infinity pools • Manahau Wellness Center • complimentary water sports • Bora Bora Turtle Center Sanctuary
• 90 ac villas & overwater bungalows • 4 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • 2 outdoor pools/kids pool/water sports • Miri Miri Spa by Clarins/fitness center/tennis • kids program • complimentary Wi-Fi
INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA LE MOANA RESORT
HILTON MOOREA LAGOON RESORT & SPA
• 84 ac over-water villas (4 Brando Suites) • 3 restaurants/3 bars • 24-hr room service • outdoor infinity pool/PADI dive center/water sports/tennis • Deep Ocean Spa/fitness center • wedding planning/chapel • complimentary Wi-Fi
BORA BORA PEARL BEACH RESORT & SPA
Set amid the gentle beauty of the reef that crowns the island, this luxury boutique resort offers an authentic Polynesian experience coupled with luxurious accommodations, gastronomy, and service.
At this intimate hideaway, air-conditioned bungalows nestle on the white-sand beach and float over the flawless lagoon of Matira Beach. Unforgettable honeymoons are made here! The concierge can organize any activity, including world-class scuba diving.
Ideal for guests seeking a high-end resort with privacy, exceptional service, and a relaxing environment in harmony with the Polynesian culture, this property features beautiful views of the lagoon.
• 30 ac garden pool & beach bungalows & 50 ac overwater bungalows • 3 restaurants/2 bars/pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor freshwater pool • Tavai Spa/fitness center • water sports/PADI dive center/tennis • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 62 ac bungalows (12 beach & 50 over-water) • 2 restaurants/poolside bar • concierge/room service/activity desk • outdoor freshwater infinity pool • Deep Ocean Spa access • water sports • wedding services • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 104 ac bungalows & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars • 24-hr concierge/ room service • outdoor infinity pool • Moorea Lagoon Spa/fitness center • water sports/kids activities • live entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
INTERCONTINENTAL MOOREA RESORT & SPA
MANAVA BEACH RESORT AND SPA MOOREA
THE BRANDO ON TETIAROA PRIVATE ISLAND
Set on 17 lush acres between the mountains and the lagoon, this luxury resort invites you to do everything – or nothing at all. Swim with dolphins and rays. Enjoy a Polynesian massage, and search for treasures at a nearby gallery.
Set near Cook’s Bay and the Gulf of Moorea, this elegant resort blends traditional, modern, and Polynesian style. Beachside accommodations feature sweet privacy and garden views, while overwater bungalows face the blue horizon.
Experience the wonder of a pristine private island at this unique luxury resort, named for legendary actor Marlon Brando, who chose it for his personal sanctuary. Hide away in deluxe individual villas, and unwind at the world-class spa.
• 138 ac rooms & junior suite bungalows • 3 restaurants/2 bars/swimup restaurant-bar • 2 outdoor infinity pools • Hélène Spa/fitness center • water sports • tennis • kids club • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 90 ac rooms & bungalows • restaurant/2 bars • room service • outdoor pool • Manea Spa • Polynesian nights (Wed. & Sat.) with traditional show • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 35 ac villas • 3 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • Varua Polynesian Spa/fitness center • water sports/tennis • Kids ClubLagoon School • complimentary Wi-Fi
FIJI ENDLESS VISTAS, SPARKLING BEACHES, CLOUDLESS SKIES, WARM WELCOMES… IT’S THE VERY DEFINITION OF EXOTIC KNOW YOUR DESTINATION A stunning archipelago with over 300 islands, all surrounded by dreamy beaches, vibrant coral reefs, shimmering sapphire waters, and views to an infinite horizon, Fiji is, hands down, simply one of the most exotic places in the world, a sensory journey where coconutscented trails lead you to the gentle lapping of the waves and awaken you to otherworldly sights and sounds. It’s a life-defining vacation destination. Expect to be entranced by some of the world’s best accommodations, from five-star resorts, to eco-resorts, to hidden finds, all accentuated by authentic smiles, plus a provocative landscape that lures both adventure-seekers and those looking for the utmost quietude.
Get In & Get Going All visitors to Fiji must have a passport valid for 6 months beyond their visit, plus an onward or return airline ticket; visitor permits, good for stays of up to 4 months, are issued upon arrival.
for the Mamanucas, Yasawas, and other outlying island chains. The south coast of the island is known as the Coral Coast, nexus of resorts, adventure sports, and cultural arts.
Mamanuca Islands A volcanic archipelago of 20 different islands, the Mamanucas (just off the coast of Denarau) are all about beautiful beaches, lagoons, and crystal-clear waters, untouched natural wilderness, and unbeatable diving and water sports action, from Vomo to Malolo.
Yasawa Islands One of Fiji’s most stunning regions, this chain of 20 ancient volcanic islands northwest of Viti Levu presents white-sand beaches and dramatic monoliths surrounded by picture-postcard lagoons straight out of your most blissful dreams. Go hiking in gorgeous mountain terrain, hit the surf for kayaking and snorkeling, and stroll the warm sands on the beaches at the edge of the world…
Vanua Levu Whether touring the Snake Temple near Labasa, diving to see the soft corals, or just exploring along the Hibiscus Highway, Vanua Levu has lots to offer. Fiji’s second largest island, it’s less tourist-oriented than Viti Levu, but there’s still lots to see and do for the more adventurous traveler.
BEST BEACHES FOR.... Swimming • Rediscover yourself on Yasawa Island, lined with swimmable white-sand beaches including Yawini Beach and Paradise Beach. • Take a dip into Coral Coast’s pristine Natadola Beach.
Adventure • Snorkel through rainbow-hued coral gardens on secluded Sovi Bay on Viti Levu’s famous Coral Coast. • Dive deep into the waters of the Pacific Harbour and explore the different species of sharks and their way of life.
You’ll find it easy to get around, shop, and enjoy cultural experiences. English is spoken, and public transportation is easy to navigate in Viti Levu, with air-conditioned buses, taxi service, and rental car availability.
• Recline on a hammock at any resort and meditate to the inspiring view of the Pacific horizon.
Viti Levu Viti Levu is Fiji’s largest island, home of Suva, the capital city, and Nadi, Fiji’s main international gateway and transit point for other Fiji destinations. Denarau, a private upscale island, is lined with luxury resorts and is the jumping-off point
• Take a barefoot stroll hand-in-hand on tiny Malolo Lai Lai in the Mamanuca Islands off Viti Levu, with hypnotic sunset views as your backdrop.
Note: Nude sunbathing (and topless sunbathing for women) is illegal in Fiji.
TOP EXPERIENCES Cave to Your Desires
Finding Nemo’s Twin
Live to Dive
The Naihehe Cave seems even eerier when you realize that it’s a fortress of one of Fiji’s last cannibal tribes, and contains a ritual platform and cannibal “oven.”
Meet the superstar known as Nemo – or at least one of the anemone fish or “clownfish” on which he’s based – when you snorkel in the florid reefs off Taveuni.
Hit the Surf
There’s too many great dive spots to list, so flip a coin or just explore. Rakiraki, on the north coast of Viti Luvu, where you’ll find chromatic pristine reefs and an abundance of fish.
Explore the beautiful Mamanuca Islands aboard the classic schooner Seaspray, including a traditional kava ceremony at the Fijian island village on Yanuya.
Catch a wave off the southernmost Mamanucas around Tavarua and Namotu, as well as off the Coral Coast near Pacific Harbour.
The Only Way to Fly
Parasailing, Jet-Skiing, game fishing, surfing, diving, swimming, water-skiing, kayaking, sailing – there’s no end to the water sports fun you can enjoy in Fiji.
Maximize your “island time” by arriving at your resort via seaplane or helicopter transfer, available from multiple operators.
Spa in Paradise There may be nothing more Fijian than indulging at the spa at your resort, which range from open-air bures, to cabanas overlooking the lagoon, to plunge pools with waterfalls, and beyond.
Malolo Island Plantation Island & Musket Cove
Botaira Island Tokoriki Island Matamanoa Island Mana Island Castaway Island
Matangi Island Savu Savu
The Sunshine Coast
Rakiraki Beachcomber Island Treasure Island Bounty Island Navini Island Nadi Denarau
Toberua Island Nakelo
Sigatoka The Coral Coast Korolevu
Royal Davui Island
FIJI CORAL & SAND 9 Days • CORAL COAST • MAMANUCA ISLANDS Day 1: Coral Coast Welcome to Fiji. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your resort on the Coral Coast.
Days 2-4: Coral Coast
Denarau to your resort, where you will be welcomed onto the island by the resort staff. This afternoon is yours to explore the resort and get acquainted with your new surroundings.
Over the next 3 days you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself into the laid-back Fijian way of life. Relax at the resort, soak up the warm rays on the beach, explore the local villages, or try your hand at one of the many water sports available at the resort. Join a cultural tour of Fiji’s picturesque Sigatoka Valley and explore the rich history of the island and its people. After experiencing a traditional Kava ceremony, you will be taken to the extensive Naihehe cave network for an afternoon of light adventurous exploring.
Days 6-8: Mamanuca Islands
Day 5: Coral Coast – Mamanuca Islands
Unfortunately the time has come to say goodbye to this slice of paradise. A ferry will pick you up at your resort and take you back to Port Denarau, where a driver will meet you and transfer you back to the airport.
This morning you will be picked up and taken to Port Denarau, gateway to Fiji’s closest island group, the Mamanuca Islands. A ferry will take you from Port
Snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, sunbathing…the options are endless. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to do as little or as much as you want while exploring one of the world’s most majestic destinations. Take the Seaspray sailing adventure out into the ocean and explore the nearby islands, together with a visit to a traditional Fijian village. Be sure not to get left behind on Monuriki Island, made famous by Tom Hanks in “Cast Away.”
Day 9: Mamanuca Islands – Coral Coast
VANUA Yasawa Island
Tokoriki Island Matamanoa Island Mana Island Castaway Island Malolo Island Plantation Island & Musket Cove
The Sunshine Coast
Beachcomber Island Treasure Island Bounty Island Navini Island
VITI LEVU Nakelo
Sigatoka The Coral Coast
Pacific Ocean Navala village
Royal Davui Island
DENARAU AND THE NORTHERN ISLANDS 9 Days • DENARAU • SAVU SAVU Day 1: Denarau Welcome to Fiji. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your resort on Denarau Island. The island is technically called “an island” and is connected to the mainland by a short bridge. Denarau is home to golf courses, several luxurious resorts, and the Marina, gateway to the islands.
Day 2: Denarau Today is a perfect opportunity for you to enjoy the resort by going for a swim in one of the pools, enjoying some of the water sports and activities, or simply relaxing and relishing the surrounding beauty.
full advantage of your resort’s extensive water sports and other recreation options. Aside from the 9-hole golf course and dreamy spa treatments, there’s an ocean full of fun like snorkeling, sailing, water-skiing, and kayaking. Separately, you can take a leisurely cruise around the island, as well as visit the traditional village of Nukubalavu, wander the nearby rainforest with its picturesque waterfall, tour a pearl farm at the bay, learn about the mangroves from a marine biologist, and explore the bustling and vibrant farmers market in town.
Day 9: Savu Savu – Denarau Transfer to the airport to meet your departing flight.
Day 3: Denarau Today you will head into Fiji’s countryside for a peek into the last remaining traditional village. After taking in the sights of Lautoka and Ba, you’ll be welcomed into the village with a customary Kava ceremony. After touring the village, take the opportunity to meet the local schoolchildren and learn about Fiji’s educational lifestyle.
Days 4-8: Denarau – Savu Savu This morning you will make the short journey to Nadi, where you will board your short flight to Vanua Levu and Savu, and then transfer to your resort. Be sure to take
Tokoriki Island Matamanoa Island Mana Island Castaway Island
Matangi Island Savu Savu Taveuni
Malolo Island Plantation Island & Musket Cove
The Sunshine Coast
Rakiraki Beachcomber Island Treasure Island Bounty Island Navini Island Nadi Denarau
Vatulele Island Pacific Ocean
Toberua Island Nakelo
Sigatoka The Coral Coast Korolevu
Denarau Harbour & Marina
Royal Davui Island
FIJI: SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS BLUE LAGOON CRUISES
PACIFIC ISLAND AIR & SEAPLANES
Fiji / 3, 4 or 7 Nights / Blue Lagoon Cruises
Fiji / Pacific Island Air
Denarau / Captain Cook Cruises
Take a magical journey through the stunning Yasawa Islands with Blue Lagoon Cruises, where you can experience the “real” Fiji. Swim in crystal-clear lagoons, gaze out on an untouched tropical paradise, visit a traditional village, and experience an authentic Lovo meal on the beach, cooked underground. All shore excursions and meals are included.
Pacific Island Air offers helicopter, seaplane, and airplane services from Nadi Airport to all Fiji islands. Flights operate daily on a per-seat basis to the Mamanucas, Yasawas, and Coral Coast; all other destinations are on private charter only. Flights operate during daylight hours only. Scenic flights, day trips, and medivac services are also provided.
Captain Cook Cruises transforms Fiji vacations into voyages of discovery. The Fiji Islands offer tropical beauty and diversity, and there are 330 islands to discover. Learn to dive, swim in the blue lagoon, discover ancient limestone caves, snorkel spectacular coral reefs, visit traditional villages, and meet the locals on six different itineraries for three, four, seven, or eleven nights aboard MV Reef Endeavour, a 130-passenger island-hopping floating resort.
SUNSET DINNER CRUISE
TIVUA ISLAND DAY CRUISE
Denarau / SeaFiji
Denarau / 3 Hours / Captain Cook Cruises
Denarau / Full Day / Captain Cook Cruises
SeaFiji has built a strong reputation for its fast boat transfer services between Denarau and the Mamanuca Islands over the past 16 years. Inter-island connections allow you to choose multiple resorts for your Fiji getaway. SeaFiji offers on-demand day and night transfers 24/7 – your schedule is our schedule. Maximize your island time, and get on board with SeaFiji – your ride to Paradise.
Cruise into the Pacific Island sunset with a complimentary welcome drink and a great BBQ dinner. Fijian cultural entertainment and spectacular scenery round-off a perfect evening on the water. Complimentary transfers are available from Nadi hotels.
Set sail aboard a tall ship or sailing catamaran departing Denarau daily, and cruise to stunning Tivua Island, a paradise ringed by a white-sand beach and 500 acres of coral gardens. The cruise includes snorkeling and glass-bottom boat tours, a tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, beer wine and soft drinks on Tivual Island; kava ceremony and Fijian entertainment, volleyball, and use of canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and snorkeling gear.
MALAMALA BEACH CLUB FIJI
SOUTH SEA ISLAND
BEQA LAGOON RESORT
Denarau Island / South Sea Cruises
Mamanuca Islands / Full & Half-Day / South Sea Cruises
Just 25 minutes from Port Denarau, Malamala Beach Club invites you to enjoy your own island experience at the world’s first island beach club. Relax on “Fiji time” with a poolside daybed or beachside cabana with panoramic views of the South Pacific. Malamala Beach Club’s menu, which ranges from tasty small bites to substantial sharing platters and sweet treats, is complemented by a selection of imported wines, beers, and handcrafted tropical cocktails.
Fiji’s most popular day cruise destination is located just 30 minutes from Port Denarau. Step ashore and receive a warm welcome from the all-Fijian crew, then the island and all its activities are yours to enjoy. Spend your time snorkeling, diving ($), kayaking, or just lazing on the beach. Kids can enjoy a ride in the semi-submersible submarine, and swim in the ocean or saltwater pool. A tasty barbecue lunch is included, as well as complimentary beverages.
World-class diving, spectacular cuisine, a relaxing spa, and genuine Fijian hospitality are the watchwords at this deluxe island resort, a pure paradise. Peaceful, secluded accommodations open to private decks or balconies with Pacific views.
HILTON FIJI BEACH RESORT & SPA
THE PALMS DENARAU
KOKOMO PRIVATE ISLAND FIJI
HHHHH Denarau Island
HHH½ Denarau Island
Effortless luxury defines this evolving beachfront resort, a favorite of couples and families. Take in glorious ocean views through your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Some accommodations open to private or shared plunge pools.
It’s an easy walk to Port Denarau shopping, dining, spas, and the ferry to outer islands from this deluxe boutique resort, nestled with lush tropical gardens. Hide away in sleek, spacious apartments or studios with private balconies.
Pristine reefs set the scene for an unrivaled luxury experience at this stunning resort, featuring spectacular beaches, a worldclass spa, awesome diving, and accommodations with private infinity pools and striking views.
• 319 ac suites & villas • 3 restaurants/deli/3 bars • 9 outdoor pools/kids pool • concierge/24-hr room service • spa/fitness center • water sports/ kids club • golf & tennis nearby • complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
• 38 ac apartments & studios • restaurant & lounge • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • 24-hr fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 26 ac villas & residences • 3 restaurants/3 lounges • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor pool in each villa/kids pool • Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary/fitness center/yoga/Pilates/meditation • water sports/tennis • Kaji Club for kids • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 25 ac villas • restaurant/bar • concierge • outdoor pool • Lali Spa • water sports/PADI dive center/hiking • cultural entertainment
FIJI: HOTELS VOMO ISLAND FIJI
TOKORIKI ISLAND RESORT
CASTAWAY ISLAND, FIJI
My Time / Preferred Partner
All-Inclusive The ultimate in seclusion, this luxury boutique resort for couples and families alike is renowned for its whitesand beaches, acclaimed cuisine, numerous activities, and personal service. Go diving in spectacular South Pacific waters.
Adults-Only Secluded on the most northern of the Mamanuca Islands, this luxury boutique resort delivers exceptional Fijian warmth and hospitality. Freestanding beachfront villas have South Pacific sunset views.
Surrounded by white-sand beaches, this iconic private island resort is ideal for romantic couples. Stylish bures are set at water’s edge and throughout lush gardens. Enjoy creative Pacific Rim cuisine and a myriad of water sports.
• 32 ac villas & residences • 2 restaurants/2 bars • concierge • outdoor pool • Kui Spa/fitness center • water sports/fishing • tennis/9-hole golf course • PADI Dive Center • kids club • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 36 ac Beachfront Villas • 2 restaurants/bar/live entertainment • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor pools • Tokoriki Spa • water sports/ PADI 5-Star Dive Center • tennis/volleyball • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 65 ac bungalows (bures) • 4 restaurants/4 bars/live entertainment • award-winning chef & restaurant • 2 outdoor pools • spa • tennis/ water sports • PADI 5-Star Gold Palm Dive Center • kids club • complimentary Wi-Fi
MANA ISLAND RESORT & SPA
MATAMANOA ISLAND RESORT
MUSKET COVE ISLAND RESORT & MARINA
HHHH Mamanuca Islands
My Time / Preferred Partner
All-Inclusive This intimate resort is a lush tropical paradise surrounded by white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and infringing reefs, with a wide range of accommodation options for families and couples alike.
Adults-Only Opening directly onto a private white-sand beach in the Mamanuca Islands, this intimate adults-only boutique resort caters to couples in stunning beachfront villas and beachfront bures with plunge pools and cabanas.
Just steps from the pristine sands of Malolo Lailai, this relaxed and intimate hideaway blends the barefoot ambiance of a tropical island with the warm hospitality and traditions of the Fijian people. Retreat to plush guest accommodations.
• 160 ac oceanfront suites, beachfront & honeymoon bures • 6 restaurants/coffee & snack bar/4 bars • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor pools/kids pool • Mana Spa/fitness center • water sports/ tennis • entertainment • kids club • wedding chapel
• 47 ac villas, bures & resort rooms • restaurant/lounge • room service • outdoor freshwater pool • Veidomoni Spa • water sports/PADI 5-Star Dive Center • tennis
• 55 ac rooms, villas & bures • 3 restaurants/café/3 bars/complimentary breakfast • 2 outdoor pools/kids pool • Makare Wellness Spa • water sports/PADI dive center/marina/hiking/bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
TROPICA ISLAND RESORT
THE PEARL RESORT
UPRISING BEACH RESORT
HHHH Mamanuca Islands
Adults-Only Ideal for honeymooners, couples, and wedding groups, this adults-only boutique resort stands along a beach in a sheltered bay. Guest accommodations feature private balconies with ocean views; suites also have private plunge pools.
Set on one of Fiji’s longest beaches and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this deluxe resort is an idyllic escape just steps from Pacific Harbour’s Arts Village. Stylish accommodations with private balconies offer garden, marina, and ocean views.
Offering an island experience with mainland convenience in Fiji’s Adventure Capital, this friendly, locally owned resort offers adventure, relaxation, and sheer natural beauty all in one stunning location. Dive into thrilling water sports.
• 33 ac suites & bures • 2 restaurants/bar/beach bar • room service • outdoor horizon pool/sundeck/private beach • spa • water sports • cultural activities • nightly entertainment • excursions • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 210 ac rooms & suites • 6 restaurants/deli/6 bars/pool bar • 24-hr room concierge & service • outdoor pool • The Pearl Spa/fitness center • Robert Trent Jones, Jr. 18-hole golf course • cinema • marina
• 24 bures & villas (deluxe rooms), 20-bed dorm • restaurant/2 bars • room service • outdoor freshwater pool • fitness center • water sports • Jet Skis/excursions & cruises • complimentary Wi-Fi
ROYAL DAVUI ISLAND RESORT, FIJI
DOUBLETREE RESORT BY HILTON HOTEL FIJI – SONAISALI ISLAND
MATANGI PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT
HHH½ Preferred Partner
Royal Davui Island
Adults-Only Set in Fiji’s spectacular Beqa Lagoon, this exclusive adults-only resort delivers an unbeatable level of barefoot luxury, elegance, and privacy. Sail a catamaran, go scuba diving, and unwind with soothing spa treatments.
Embrace island life at this deluxe beachfront getaway, surrounded completely by the warm waters of the South Pacific. Step into guest rooms and bures with the latest tech amenities and private balconies with sweeping ocean views.
Adults-Only This adults-only boutique resort in the lush tropical northern part of Fiji caters to a maximum of 12 couples seeking natural beauty and offering fine dining, extensive hiking trails, superb snorkeling, and premier scuba diving.
• 16 ac private villas with plunge pools • restaurant/bar • concierge/ room service • outdoor pool • Spa Davui/fitness center • water sports/ PADI 5-Star Dive Center • nightly entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 120 ac rooms & bures • 2 restaurants/3 bars/pool bar • concierge/ 24-hr room service • outdoor free-form pool • spa/24-hr fitness center • tennis/paintball/hiking/jogging track • water sports • kids club
• 12 bungalows & treehouses with outdoor stone showers • restaurant/ lounge • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • Ocean Spa • water sports/PADI dive center • daily excursions • complimentary Wi-Fi
FIJI: HOTELS PARADISE TAVEUNI FIJI
KORO SUN RESORT & RAINFOREST SPA
FIJI MARRIOTT RESORT MOMI BAY
Perfectly positioned between the Pacific Ocean and an extinct volcano, this resort on Taveuni’s western coast is one of the world’s most coveted deep-water scuba diving locations. Bures have outdoor Jacuzzis and breezy private terraces.
Embrace a warm and friendly Fiji island experience at this deluxe all-inclusive resort, featuring adventure, rejuvenation, and romance. Private, exclusive accommodations offer vivid views of the ocean and reefs beyond.
A dreamy lagoon beach is all that stands between you and the blue horizon at this secluded luxury resort on gorgeous Momi Bay on Viti Levu. Gaze out onto the lagoon or ocean from the balcony or deck of your beachfront room or overwater bure.
• 10 bures & 6 ac vales • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor horizon-edge pool/kids pool • Oceanfront Bamboo Spa • water sports/PADI dive center • cultural activities
• 51 ac bures & 4 ac rainforest villas • 3 restaurants/3 bars • concierge/ room service • 3 outdoor pools/kids pool • Rainforest Spa • water sports/ PADI Dive Center • tennis/9-hole golf course • Koro Sun Movie Theatre/ Jungle Kids Club
• 250 ac rooms & bures • 4 restaurants/4 bars/swim-up bar • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor pools/kids pool/whirlpool • Quan Spa/24-hr fitness center • water sports/tennis • Turtle Kids Club/nightly entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
INTERCONTINENTAL FIJI GOLF RESORT & SPA
OUTRIGGER FIJI BEACH RESORT
YATULE RESORT & SPA
This captivating resort provides guests with an outer island experience along one of the world’s most desirable beaches. Spacious rooms and suites have Cleopatra-style baths. Tee off on a challenging 18-hole championship golf course.
Reminiscent of a traditional Fijian village, this luxury resort delivers sweeping ocean views in an exquisite tropical landscape along a white-sand beach. Most accommodations feature signature VIP Talai butler service.
This award-winning resort, located along iconic Natadola Beach and just a one-hour drive from Nadi Airport, captures the essence of a dream Fiji beach holiday. Contemporary bures are havens of peace and seclusion.
• 266 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars & 2 lounges • concierge/24-hr room service • 3 outdoor pools • Spa Intercontinental/ fitness center/yoga • 18-hole golf course • kids club • wedding chapel
• 252 ac rooms, suites & bures • 5 restaurants/6 bars/live entertainment • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor lagoon pools/kids pool • Bebe Spa Sanctuary/fitness center • adults-only Vahavu Pool & Bistro • kids club
• 36 ac bures • restaurant/2 bars/complimentary breakfast • concierge • outdoor pool • Spa Vishala • water sports • entertainment • golf nearby
SHANGRI-LA’S FIJIAN RESORT & SPA
HHHH½ Yanuca Island
The golden sands of private Yanuca Island are home to this stellar luxury resort, surrounded by a pristine South Seas lagoon. Hide away in contemporary guest accommodations with traditional Fijian touches inspired by natural elements. • 442 ac rooms & suites • 5 restaurants/4 bars • concierge/room service • 3 outdoor pools/kids pool/water park • CHI, The Spa/fitness center • water sports/9-hole golf course/tennis • Little Chiefs Club/nightly entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
VIWA ISLAND RESORT
HHHH Yasawa Island Adults-Only This intimate adults-only resort occupies its own private island, surrounded by a colorful coral reef and bordered by a spotless white-sand beach. Traditional bures have thatched roofs, high vaulted ceilings, covered verandas, and ocean views. • 11 ac bures • restaurant/bar/nightly entertainment • outdoor pool • Viwa Island resort Spa • water sports/PADI dive center • village visits & cultural activities • complimentary Wi-Fi
My Time / Preferred Partner
Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands
PACIFIC ISLANDS COOK ISLANDS – SAMOA – VANUATU
ULTIMATE SERENITY, UNOBSTRUCTED VISTAS & UNSPOILED SEASCAPES AT THE SOUTH PACIFIC’S BEST-KEPT SECRET KNOW YOUR DESTINATION The South Pacific is a smattering of islands that, while small in size, are big on enjoyment. Samoa, Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Niue add up to a hearty serving of flawless beaches, secluded island hideaways, and adrenaline-fueled action against dramatic natural backdrops. While the official languages of countries such as New Caledonia (French), Samoa (Samoan), and the Cook Islands (Maori) are “foreign,” English is widely understood and spoken in all of these islands, especially by people in the tourism industry.
Get In & Get Going It’s a snap to visit all of the South Pacific islands, as the entry requirements for these destinations are generally the same: visitors need passports that are valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay, plus onward/return tickets. In all cases, visas are not required for stays up to 30 days.
THE REGIONS Cook Islands Settle beneath the shade of a palm tree and let the sand sift through your fingers – the Cook Islands are the ultimate island escape. Unhurried and uncrowded, this spray of tiny Pacific islands lures visitors with wide, secluded beaches, endless shimmering seascapes, and the promise of total relaxation. Striking Rarotonga serves as the gateway to the rest of the islands.
Idyllic beaches, balmy breezes, spectacular reefs, and friendly locals make Vanuatu “the happiest place on Earth”. Find peace and adventure in equal measures in this chain of 83 islands in the southwest Pacific, famous for the world’s most accessible active volcano, located on Tanna Island, and for its picturesque scenery and perfect diving conditions in calm, crystal-clear waters.
No traffic lights, no crowds, no lines… Niue is one of the smallest countries on the planet, and has one of the highest standards of living per capita of the Pacific Islands. All you need to bring is an adventurous attitude – it’s a must in Niue to get the most out of your time here. Gear up for world-class diving, fishing, caving, and swimming with whales and dolphins.
Sun, sand, sea, and exquisite cuisine together create the ultimate island vacation in New Caledonia, renowned for its fusion of French and Melanesian cultures that co-exist in serene tropical surroundings that seem almost too good to be true. Dine on food and wine that would be at home in the finer precincts of Paris.
Samoa Fall in love with one of the smallest countries on the planet – Samoa. Rainforests, waterfalls, caves, blowholes, lava fields, and stunning beaches are your playgrounds. Join in a kava ceremony, get an authentic Samoan tattoo, go scuba diving, catch a game of “kilikiti” (similar to cricket), and unwind on beaches that face endless horizons.
Tonga Very little has changed since Captain Cook “discovered” Tonga over 200 years ago – and that’s a good thing. Recognized as a prime destination for whale-watching, Tonga’s tiny island also impresses with shipwreck dive sites, ethereal lagoons, and stunning coral reefs. Visit charming fishing villages with traditional customs, and revel in all sorts of water sports, like kayaking, and surfing.
Arrive & Dive Explore beyond the protected marine sanctuary in Port Vila to see impressive wrecks, such as the Star of Russia, the Konanda, an ex-Qantas Sandringham “flying boat,” and the luxury liner SS President Coolidge.
Walk the Walk The variety of walks in Niue will leave you breathless. From virgin rainforest, to dramatic caves, to rugged coastlines, you’ll stumble onto spectacular views, hidden swimming coves, and surprises around every corner.
Local Flavor Rise early and visit the Maketi Fou on Fugalei Street in Apia, Samoa, to sample local flavors and enjoy a refreshing tropical juice.
Surfin’ Samoa For prime surfing thrills, head to Upolu’s southern shores at A’ufaga Village, or put your skills to the test at the famed Plum Pudding Rock, Solosolo.
PACIFIC ISLANDS: SIGHTSEEING • HOTELS POLYNESIAN RENTAL CAR & BIKES
TE VARA NUI VILLAGE
DAY TRIP TO ESCAPADE ISLAND RESORT
Rarotonga / Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes
Rarotonga / 2-4 Hours / Te Vara Nui Village
Noumea / Full Day / Promenade Tours
With eight locations around Rarotonga, Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes delivers vehicle rental services and has just upgraded their fleet to provide absolute quality with the latest Toyotas, Mazdas, and BMWs, as well as Yamaha scooters. Enjoy free pick-up and drop-off service from accommodations or prearranged location, plus daily reliable roadside assistance. Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes caters to customers traveling to Rarotonga for vacations, business, events, and schooling.
The award-winning Te Vara Nui Village has something for everyone, inspiring fun, authentic entertainment, activity, and wonder with three distinct experiences. The interactive Cultural Village Tour immerses you in the powerful story of the Cook Islands’ Maori culture. The spectacular Over Water Night Show and Dinner delivers an authentic cultural performance and delicious BBQ by flaming torchlight. The Combo Extravaganza combines both experiences at a discounted rate.
Escape for the day to Escapade Island, a tropical island in the heart of the world’s largest lagoon. Just 20 minutes by boat from Noumea, capital of New Caledonia, it’s surrounded by a 500-acre marine reserve, home to myriad tropical fish and turtles. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, relax by the pool, stroll around the island, and snorkel with the fish – it’s a day to remember.
ALEIPATA DISTRICTS & TO SUA TRENCH DAY TOUR
NORTHERN TOUR OF SAVAI’I
Apia / 8.5 Hours / Samoa Scenic Tours
Apia / 12 Hours / Samoa Scenic Tours
Explore the coasts of Upolu and view magnificent waterfalls, rainforest, plantations, and traditional Samoan villages. A stop will be made at the spectacular To Sua Trench, a natural deep swimming hole surrounded by tropical foliage. Lunch is served on the beautiful white sands of Faofao Beach and the return journey follows the southwest coast with a stop at the Papapapaiatai Falls en route over the cross island road with spectacular views back into Apia.
Tour the island of Savai’i and explore the beautiful northern coast, including visits to Sapapalii, the landing place of the early missionaries, and Saleaula Village, where local families still live among the lava fields created from the 1905 Mt. Matavanu eruptions. See the ruins of the village church and the incredible site of the Virgin’s Grave, and stop at the Satoalepai Wetlands, where you can view the turtles. Lunch is provided, and there is also time for a refreshing swim.
PACIFIC RESORT AITUTAKI
AITUTAKI LAGOON PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT
CRYSTAL BLUE LAGOON LUXURY VILLAS
Discover a sanctuary of romance, refinement, and luxury at this boutique resort on the sandy shores of Aitutaki Lagoon. Secluded beachfront hideaways feature marble bathrooms, plus front porches directly on the beach.
Adults-Only 16+ Serene and sublime with jaw-dropping Aitutaki Lagoon views, this private island resort isd the only property on the Cook Islands with overwater bungalows. Say ‘I do’ on Sunset Beach, then dine on the beach under the Milky Way.
• 29 ac bungalows • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast • concierge/room service • outdoor infinity pool • Tiare Spa/fitness center • complimentary water sports gear • life enrichment activities • welcoming guests aged 12 & over
• 36 ac bungalows & villa • 2 restaurants/2 bars/beach dining • outdoor pool • SpaPolynesia Aitutaki/fitness center • complimentary stand-up paddle boarding/kayaking/snorkeling • cultural activities • wedding planner • Wi-Fi access throughout
The white sands of Muri Beach are right outside the doors of this exclusive boutique luxury resort, a contemporary combination of island simplicity and supreme style. Elegant duplex villas feature private outdoor living space and sweeping ocean views.
RUMOURS LUXURY VILLAS & SPA
TE MANAVA LUXURY VILLAS & SPA
• 4 ac villas • BBQ facilities • outdoor infinity pool • water sports
TE VAKAROA VILLAS
Discerning travelers find ultimate seclusion at this stunning retreat that opens onto a stunning white-sand beach and turquoise lagoon. Step into elegant villas with marble bathrooms, full kitchens, private pools, courtyards, and private decks.
For those who value independence and privacy while relaxing and enjoying luxury surroundings, this exclusive villa complex opens onto white-sand Muri Beach. Set in tropical gardens, guest suites and villas have private pools.
Adults-Only This secluded property is set directly on Muri Beach, with unsurpassed views of Muri Lagoon and the South Pacific. Villas have Polynesian décor, full kitchens, large private verandas, and the latest tech amenities.
• 13 ac suites & villas • concierge • outdoor pool/sundeck • Te Manava Spa • water sports • access to facilities at Pacific Resort Rarotonga including kids club
• 6 ac 1- & 2-bedroom villas • complimentary breakfast daily/restaurant & bar adjacent • concierge/room service • outdoor infinity pool • Nautilus Spa • beachfront Jacuzzi & day bed gazebo • complimentary beach activities
• 7 ac 2-bedroom villas (private pools in all villas) • complimentary daily breakfast/BBQ • concierge/room service • Waterfall Spa • kayaks & snorkelling gear • tour desk • Wi-Fi ($)
PACIFIC ISLANDS: HOTELS LITTLE POLYNESIAN RESORT
MANUIA BEACH RESORT
MURI BEACH CLUB HOTEL
Adults-Only 18+ Nestled on the southern tip of Rarotonga overlooking the azure lagoon, this adults-only resort is a sophisticated playground. Serenity is certain, seclusion guaranteed, and romance everywhere. It’s unpretentious luxury on an idyllic beach.
Adults-Only Experience the magic of a true Polynesian paradise at this intimate adults-only resort. Step into newly refurbished accommodations – only steps away from the sparkling blue ocean – featuring island-style décor and furnished verandas.
Adults-Only This adults-only boutique resort, with all the trimmings, is set on stunning Muri Beach with amenities and facilities designed to pamper! Take advantage of the spa, onsite shopping, tour desk, yoga, and manager’s cocktail reception.
• 14 ac rooms & bungalows • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast • concierge/room service • outdoor infinity pool/sundeck • access to Te Manava Spa • water sports
• 24 ac suites & bungalows • restaurant/bar/tropical buffet breakfast/ daily happy hour • room service • outdoor freshwater infinity pool • water sports/snorkeling • entertainment & cultural activities • Wi-Fi access
• 30 ac rooms with balconies • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • spa/salon • water sports • nightly entertainment • walking distance to cafés, shops, restaurants & cultural center
PACIFIC RESORT RAROTONGA
SANCTUARY RAROTONGA – ON THE BEACH – ADULTS-ONLY
Set in an unrivaled location on the white sands of Muri Beach, this premium Rarotonga resort blends modern comforts and traditional island hospitality. Retreat to intimate guest rooms, suites, and villas with garden or ocean views. • 64 ac rooms, suites & villas • restaurant/café/bar/complimentary breakfast • concierge/room service • outdoor pool/kids pool • access to Te Manava Spa • water sports • Beach Hut Kids Club (ages 6-12)
LAGOON BREEZE VILLAS
This absolute beachfront boutique villa property on the quiet south side of Rarotonga blends Polynesian and modern design – the definitive secluded island experience. Step into deluxe accommodations, just steps from the beach, with amazing views.
HHHH Rarotonga Adults-Only 16+ Indulge in this leading boutique beachfront resort with a distinctive South Pacific ambiance, secluded white sands, crystal-clear blue lagoon marine reserve, and even a unique swim-up bar. Be pampered at the spa.
• 10 ac villas • concierge • complimentary tropical breakfast basket on arrival • outdoor pool • water sports/e-bikes • library
48 ac suites • restaurant/cafe/bar • outdoor pool • SpaPolynesia • complimentary stand-up paddle boarding/kayaking/snorkeling • tennis • cultural activities • WiFi access • access to all facilities at adjacent sister resort The Rarotongan
MOANA SANDS BEACHFRONT HOTEL
MOANA SANDS BEACHFRONT VILLAS
Nestled amid lush gardens, this relaxed family-friendly resort is situated across the road from its own white-sand beach. Guest villas feature kitchens and private balconies. Unwind in the large swimming pool and children’s pool.
Set in the village of Titikaveka on Rarotonga’s stunning southern coast, this deluxe tri-level hotel boasts spectacular beach and lagoon views. Step into guest rooms with spectacular views. Go snorkeling and swimming in the blue lagoon.
This boutique resort on the stunning southern coast of Rarotonga invites you into absolute beachfront villas with amazing views overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the sparkling lagoon of Vaimaanga Beach, a premier spot for snorkeling and swimming.
• 17 ac studio rooms • restaurant/BBQ/bar • Hibiscus Spa • complimentary kayaking & snorkeling gear • tour desk • close to shops and activities
• 10 ac studios, apartments & villas • restaurant/bar • Hibiscus Spa • complimentary kayaking & snorkeling gear • tour desk • close to shops and activities
PALM GROVE RAROTONGA
THE RAROTONGAN BEACH RESORT & LAGOONARIUM
• 24 ac villas • breakfast café/bar/happy hour/4 BBQ areas • daily complimentary tropical breakfast • outdoor pool/kids pool • kayaks/ snorkeling gear • kids playground • Wi-Fi access
MOANA SANDS LAGOON RESORT
Adults-Only Opening onto beautiful Muri Lagoon, this new resort boasts two levels of deluxe lagoon studios with kitchenettes, open-plan living spaces, and delightful lagoon views.
With bungalows on the beach or amid flower gardens on the enchanting southern coast, this resort is an intimate, friendly piece of paradise. The water sports are superb on one of the island’s best beaches. Bungalows have private verandas.
This iconic full-service resort opens onto the beachfront on the shores of Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve, Rarotonga’s best snorkeling spot. Relax on your private veranda with a sunset cocktail. Renowned for romantic sunset beach weddings.
• 22 ac studio rooms • restaurant/lounge • outdoor pool & sundeck • complimentary snorkelling and kayaks
• 22 ac bungalows • open-air restaurant/bar • Friday happy hour/ Sunday BBQ • concierge • outdoor freshwater pool • motorbike rentals/ complimentary snorkels & kayaks • Wi-Fi access • guest laundry
• 110 ac rooms, suites, bungalows & villa • 2 restaurants/2 bars • room service • outdoor pool/beach gazebo • SpaPolynesia@The Rarotongan/ fitness center • gift shops • tour desk • stand-up water sports • fish feeding • cultural activities • wedding planner • kids club • Wi-Fi access throughout
PACIFIC ISLANDS: HOTELS ARO’A BEACHSIDE INN
THE BLACK PEARL AT PUAIKURA
Adults-Only Relax, unwind, and experience genuine Cook Islands hospitality at this beachfront boutique resort on Rarotonga’s western shore. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, contemporary accommodations open to private decks with lagoon views.
A pristine beach is right across the road from this intimate boutique resort, a magical spot to watch awesome South Pacific sunsets! Hide away in breezy guest rooms with vaulted ceilings, private patios, and garden or pool views.
Adults-Only This self-catering boutique resort stands on the sheltered west coast of Rarotonga, known for its spectacular sunsets. Hide away in guest accommodations with kitchenettes and furnished balconies or patios.
• 12 rooms • BBQ facilities • concierge • outdoor saltwater pool • water sports
• 18 ac studios, suites & villas • 2 restaurants/bar/complimentary daily breakfast/BBQ facilities • room service • outdoor saltwater pool • snorkeling gear • live entertainment • cigar shop
THE HAVANNAH VANUATU
WARWICK LE LAGON VANUATU
• 12 ac rooms & suites • restaurant & lounge • concierge • water sports • live entertainment
THE ISLANDER HOTEL
With a gorgeous setting directly on lovely Nikao Beach and close to Avarua, this intimate full-service boutique resort offers an excellent value South Seas getaway. Retreat to spacious guest rooms with brilliant views of the blue Pacific Ocean.
Adults-Only The epitome of luxury and seclusion, this sterling resort stands on the stunning white-sand peninsula of Samoa Point and caters exclusively to couples. Individual villas feature sundecks, the latest tech amenities, private pools, and views to the blue horizon.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the South Seas at this luxury resort hideaway, set amid lush gardens along the edge of Erakor Lagoon. After a day of play, retreat to sleek, modern guest accommodations with private balconies or terraces.
• 17 ac villas • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor pool • The Havannah Day Spa by Thalgo • water sports/tennis • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 142 ac rooms & bungalows • 3 restaurants/3 bars • concierge/room service • 5 outdoor pools/2 kids pools • Oasis Day Spa/fitness center • water sports/tennis/golf • kids club/nightly entertainment
AQUANA BEACH RESORT
SEABREEZE RESORT SAMOA
• 11 ac rooms • restaurant/2 bars • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • day spa • cultural performances • complimentary shuttle to Avarua
ISLAND MAGIC RESORT VANUATU
Nestled amid tropical trees and gardens, and overlooking pristine waters, this exclusive boutique resort is ideal for couples, weddings, and families. Step into spacious guest accommodations that open to private decks with patio furniture and water views.
Set amid lush tropical rainforest, white-sand beaches, and an expansive lagoon, this deluxe resort captures the true essence of Vanuatu and its people. Step directly onto the beach from your spacious bungalow, which opens to a private patio with ocean views.
Adults-Only The magic of Samoa comes alive at this boutique luxury resort, nestled into a private secluded bay and hidden amid coconut palms. Contemporary-style villas feature lava rock baths and private furnished decks. Go snorkeling in crystalline waters.
• 18 studios & bungalows • restaurant/bar • outdoor pool • snorkeling gear/bicycles available • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 13 ac bungalows • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • Ocean Day Spa • water sports • kids club & nannies/media library • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 11 ac villas • 2 restaurants/2 bars/pool bar/pizzeria • room service • outdoor infinity pool • in-villa spa services • water sports • cultural activities • boutique
TAUMEASINA ISLAND RESORT
AGA REEF RESORT
LE VASA RESORT
Step directly onto a white-sand beach from this lively resort, just a few minutes from Samoa’s capital. Retreat to guest accommodations with private patios and Pacific Ocean views. Go diving and sailing, play tennis, and unwind at the spa.
A tropical paradise of cliffs, lagoons, beaches, and lush greenery sets the scene for this tranquil, award-winning resort. Guest accommodations open to private verandas. Go snorkeling in some of the planet’s clearest waters.
Escape to a secluded oceanfront resort in a tropical paradise with stunning views of Manono and Savaii islands. Experience luxurious oceanfront bungalows with private decks. Sip a cocktail while gazing at amazing sunsets.
• 105 ac rooms & villas • 3 restaurants/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • 2 outdoor pools • Fofo Spa & Sauna/fitness center • water sports/tennis • cultural activities/kids activities • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 16 ac rooms & villas • restaurant/bar • room service • 2 outdoor pools • day spa • water sports gear • cultural activities
• 13 ac oceanfront villas • ocean view restaurant/bar • outdoor pool/ sundeck • media & game room • Fofo Spa & Sauna • water sports/ fishing charters/tennis • Wi-Fi available • cultural entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
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