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Uluru Aboriginal Tours, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, NT Credit: James Fisher/Tourism Australia

WE ARE THE EXPERTS

Guaranteed prices at time of booking

Tailor-made itineraries each and every time

Security - we are a fully licensed travel agent

Airline arrangements into and around Australia

Highly specialised reservation consultants

Access to ANZCRO exclusive deals

A large range of Australian accommodation, transport and sightseeing

Client assistance and support through a fully owned ANZCRO office in Australia

A host of options for first time travellers and families

Non technical descriptions even first time travellers can comprehend

Detailed itineraries and simple vouchers provided electronically

WELCOME TO ANZCRO AUSTRALIA

THE DIVERSE NATURAL AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF AUSTRALIA IS INSPIRING.

From the endless space and changing colours of the Australian Outback and Red Centre to the awe-inspiring national parks of the Top End. From the big city excitement of Sydney and Melbourne to the underwater wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef, with miles of pristine, sun-loving coastline in between. Discover 40,000 years of indigenous history, wildlife you never thought existed and local characters whose warmth and humour will stay with you long after you return home.

As one of the UK’s leading and most innovative travel specialists, we promise to show you the real Australia. With 30 years experience and knowledge in arranging holidays for hundreds of thousands of travellers, ANZCRO’s expertise in organising meticulously planned itineraries will ensure that you end up with the holiday you want!

ANZCRO is your one stop travel shop to Australia ... we can co-ordinate all elements of your holiday including flights, stopovers, accommodation, sightseeing and tours from start to finish. Simply ask your travel agent to contact us for a free quotation and itinerary.

PEACE OF MIND

It is important to know that you’re booking your holiday with a financially secure and fully bonded tour operator and that your money is protected. ANZCRO is fully licensed and bonded with ABTOT, ATEC & is an IATA accredited agent meaning that all flights, air holidays and land arrangements booked by us are fully protected.

GETTING TO AUSTRALIA

Over a dozen airlines will fly you directly from the United Kingdom to Australia, with most offering multiple stopovers en route in the United Arab Emirates, Asia, North America, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Airfares will vary depending on the time of year, your preferred airline and your chosen class of travel but ANZCRO will find you the best deal available that suits your travel needs… simply have your agent contact one of our travel specialists for details and prices.

ENJOY A STOPOVER ON YOUR WAY

Unfortunately, there is no escaping the fact that Australia is about as far away from the United Kingdom as you can fly and the travel time is roughly the same whether you fly via the East or West. However, this means that you can take the opportunity to stopover in new and exotic destinations for very little extra. If time and budget allows, we strongly recommend taking advantage of the many stopover packages ANZCRO can offer.

GREAT HOLIDAY IDEAS

With so much great product on offer, let us take away the stress of coming up with the perfect holiday. Whether you’re a first time traveller, visiting friends and relatives or a seasoned traveller returning for the second or third time and would like to see Australia by car, coach, motorhome, air, train or ferry, our expert consultants will be only too happy to tailormake an itinerary just for you! We offer a fantastic choice of accommodation, transport and sightseeing... but should you prefer to travel as part of a group, we can book all of Australia’s leading escorted coach tour companies and will find you the tour, small or large, that best suits your travel plans.

MEET NEW FRIENDS ON A GUIDED TOUR

An escorted holiday is a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving. Australia is a great touring destination and AAT Kings, our touring partner, will ensure every aspect of your guided holiday runs smoothly whilst providing you with a witty, informative commentary. Share new experiences with fellow travellers from all corners of the globe and make new friends on a holiday that will leave you with lifelong memories of a wonderful journey through one of the most rustic and beautiful countries in the world.

TAKE TO THE ROAD ON A SELF-DRIVE HOLIDAY

Driving around Australia is relatively easy and stress free by international standards. Once you leave the main city centres, you will find that the highways and roads are well maintained and easy to navigate. But whilst Australia is a great destination to explore by road, it is a vast country and driving distances can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. The selfdrive itineraries featured in this brochure have been carefully planned to ensure that they allow ample time for personal exploration and they can be changed to fit in with your own individual travel needs and style of accommodation. Alternatively, one of our specialist consultants will be more than happy to make recommendations and tailor-make a completely new self-drive holiday just for you!

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

Our passionate and highly knowledgeable reservations team are all accredited Kiwi, Aussie and South Pacific Specialists. All of our staff have travelled extensively to this part of the world, with many having either lived or visited there many times. They are only too willing to share their expertise and love of Australia by helping you create your perfect holiday. And with offices in Australia & New Zealand, you will never be far from an ANZCRO helping hand should you need it.

FREEWHEEL IN YOUR MOTORHOME

For the ultimate freewheeling experience, take to the road in a fully equipped campervan. Climb in, unpack your bags and hit the open road. No need for a pre-planned itinerary, simply pick a route and go! Wake up to a different view each morning and enjoy the ability to be spontaneous as you get to enjoy all the comforts of home while exploring the great outdoors at your own pace. The great Aussie adventure awaits you.

INDEPENDENT & TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

ANZCRO offers a large range of accommodation, island resorts, rental cars, sightseeing and transport, with this brochure featuring only a selection of the many hotels, tours and services loaded into our booking system. You can combine the many elements of these individual components to come up with your own holiday itinerary... but don’t forget our team is here to help you with your planning and to offer advice, recommendations and suggestions.

THE MAGIC OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

Why not combine your holiday downunder with a stopover on one of the beautiful islands of the South Pacific? ANZCRO can arrange your stay in Fiji, the Cook Islands & Tahiti. These tropical paradises offer white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters and a pristine natural environment, complimented with a vibrant culture and warm welcome by the local islanders.

GENERAL INFORMATION

TIME ZONE

There are three time zones in Australia:

EST ( Eastern Standard Time )

New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Victoria & Tasmania (GMT+ 10 – Winter, GMT+11 – Summer)

CST ( Central Standard Time )

South Australia & Northern Territory (GMT+ 9 ½ – Winter, GMT+10 1/2 – Summer)

WST ( Western Standard Time )

Western Australia (GMT+ 8 – Winter, GMT +9 – Summer )

Daylight Savings is observed in every state except Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

POPULATION

Approximately 24 million

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

01 Jan – New Year’s Day

26 Jan – Australia Day

7 Apr – Good Friday

9 Apr – Easter Sunday

10 Apr – Easter Monday

25 Apr – ANZAC Day

12 June – King's Birthday (select states)

25 Dec– Christmas

26 Dec – Boxing Day

AUSTRALIAN

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Primary, Intermediate & Secondary School

22 Jun - 21 July

14 Sept - 13 Oct

14Dec - 30 Jan

5 Apr - 26 Apr

28 Jun - 19 July

(Guideline only – each state will vary)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All visitors to Australia will require a valid passport. Some nationalities will qualify for visafree entry however please check www.immi.gov. au for full details or talk to your agent for advice.

ELECTRICITY

Australia’s electricity supply runs at 220-240 volts. We suggest an adaptor just in case.

GOODS & SERVICES TAX (GST)

GST is currently at 10%. The Tourism Refund Scheme allows Australians and overseas visitors to claim a refund, (subject to certain conditions), of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax paid on goods bought in Australia and then taken out of Australia in checked luggage or carry-on bags. For more detailed information please visit www.border.gov.au

CASH & FOREIGN CURRENCY

If you bring in or take out of Australia more than $10,000 cash or equivalent in foreign currency you must declare it to customs.

CLIMATE

Australia is so vast that the temperatures can vary from one state to another. Ask your agent for advice about the best time of the year to travel.

DRIVING

A full Australian, English language or international license is required to hire most vehicles. Motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road & operate right-hand drive vehicles. Wearing seatbelts is mandatory. Speed limits are generally 100kph (60mph) on open roads & 50kph (30mph) through towns unless otherwise stated. We urge you to read your rental contracts fully before signing as conditions can vary.

IMPORTANT

We highly recommend that you take out personal travel insurance to cover yourselves in case of any emergencies or incidents. Note: This does not cover any vehicle hire insurance.

SPECIAL EVENTS 2024/25

From international food and wine festivals and art exhibitions to action-packed marathons, Australia home to a variety of world class events. The below guide showcases some of the major events occurring in 2024.

Tip: Over these times we’d suggest you book as early as possible so you don’t miss out.

JANUARY

APRIL

FEBRUARY

MARCH

JUNE

SEPTEMBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Bay Bluesfest Sydney Film Festival
Floriade Flower Festival
Mona Foma, Hobart
City to Surf, Sydney

GETTING THERE

EMIRATES

When you fly with Qantas, you’ll discover warm Australian hospitality the moment you step onboard, shaped by almost 100 years of flying. Whether you choose to fly non-stop from London Heathrow to Perth or travel via Singapore, you can experience specious cabins Offering offer Economy, Premium, Business and First Class with ergonomically designed seats for comfort, delicious cuisine, self-service snack bars for refreshments around the clock and thousands of hours of in-flight entertainment options, all seamlessly connecting on to their unrivalled domestic network. Before you even leave, eligible customers can also enjoy the sleek new Qantas Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3.

The Qantas domestic network boasts over 60 routes across Australia and New Zealand,from Byron Bay to Broome and Ayres Rock in-between. With a Qantas Explorer pass, you can discover more of Australia and New Zealand for less when booking domestic flights in conjunction with your international flights on Qantas. From take-off to landing, enjoy an unparalleled travel experience with Qantas, the Spirit of Australia.

FIJI AIRWAYS QANTAS

As Fiji’s flying billboard to 333 beautiful islands, Fiji Airways stands proud as the first and last impressions of Fiji’s world-famed, authentic hospitality, where your holiday paradise experience begins the moment you step on board.

Fiji Airways operates international services from its hubs in Fiji to 13 Countries and 23 Cities including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United States and the Oceania Region and extends its network of 108 international destinations through its codeshare partners.

Experience our A330s or A350s on our international routes covering Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Narita, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Our Business Class customers can enjoy dedicated check-in, increased baggage allowance, express airport lanes and access to lounge facilities at selected airports, Enjoy a 3-course meal, with fine wines, cocktails and liqueurs. Long haul flights offer duvets & Mattress Toppers on select aircrafts. Amenity kits with deluxe Pure Fiji toiletries, eco dental kit, eye shades, and socks is part of the inflight service on all longhaul flights.

Emirates flies 18 times daily to Dubai from a choice of six UK airports, offering convenient onward connections to over 150 worldwide destinations. With one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world, Emirates offers passengers worldclass service from multi-national, multi-lingual cabin crew; regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and up to 2,500 channels of award-winning entertainment - plus phone, SMS and email connectivity from every seat. On the ground, First Class and Business Class passengers can take advantage of a complimentary Chauffeur-drive service, expedited check-in, dedicated baggage handling and luxurious lounges - ensuring a seamless journey from start to finish.

On flights originating from Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester passengers can experience the magnificent Emirates A380. This revolutionary superjumbo features Private Suites and Shower Spas in First Class, an on-board Lounge and flat-bed seats in Business Class as well as room to stretch out and relax in Economy Class with Wi-Fi* available throughout. Economy class passengers also enjoy the benefit of a generous 25kg checked luggage allowance.

Business Class
Qantas 787 Economy

SINGAPORE AIRLINES CATHAY PACIFIC

The care and attention that Singapore Airlines gives to its customers has earned the airline many industry and travel awards over the years, including the Best Airline in the World at “TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for the second consecutive year (2018 and 2019). It boasts one of the youngest, most modern and comfortable aircraft fleets in the world. Singapore Airlines’ success has been fuelled by its dedication to customer service. In-flight menus in all classes of service offer gourmet meals created by a panel of internationally renowned chefs, and all customers can enjoy the carrier’s state-ofthe-art in-flight entertainment system, which offers passengers one of the industry’s widest choice of movies, music and games.

Singapore Airlines offers multiple services daily from London Heathrow to its Singapore hub, in addition five flights a week departure from Manchester. Convenient onward connections to nine Australian gateways as well as frequent services to three gateways in New Zealand through the award-winning Changi Airport make the journey a seamless travel experience.

AIR NEW ZEALAND

Code Share flight with Virgin Atlantic and United Airline.

Air New Zealand offers you more ways to New Zealand than any other airline from the UK and ensures a uniquely Kiwi experience before you touch down. Renowned for their exceptional crew and innovative onboard product, Air New Zealand fly to New Zealand daily from the United Kingdom. With a wide range of free stopover destinations between the UK and New Zealand, you can choose to travel with Air New Zealand from London to Los Angeles and onwards to Auckland or fly from London or Manchester with one of their airline partners via Asia or North America and then pick up an Air New Zealand flight onto New Zealand. Once in New Zealand, only Air New Zealand can take you to 20 domestic destinations including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Once onboard, sit back, relax and enjoy the unique Kiwi hospitality onboard. Experience the ergonomically-designed Economy seat, stretch out on the innovative Economy Skycouch™, enjoy the luxurious leather seat in Premium Economy or unwind in their Business Premier™, home to one of the longest beds in the sky. Get a taste of modern Kiwi cuisine and tuck into delicious, celebrity-chef curated menus including locally sourced ingredients alongside free poured New Zealand wine. Plus, with over 2,000 hours of on-demand entertainment that starts from the moment you sit down, you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained on your journey.

Totalling 49 weekly non-stop flights from Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester our schedule offers you the most flights, more flexibility and greater convenience to Hong Kong and beyond.

From Hong Kong and with connections from 50 minutes, we fly to over 70 destinations in Asia, a further 24 in China and 7 cities in Australia & New Zealand Cathay Pacific operates Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins on all services out of the UK, with First class cabins also available on selected flights out of London Heathrow.

Flights from/to London Gatwick & Manchester are operated by our new state of the art and technologically advanced Airbus A350-900 & -1000 aircraft.

Economy Cabin Business Class

WORLDWIDE STOPOVERS

Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city brimming with diversity and blending a fascinating mix of culture, language, arts, and architecture. Find your way to the ethnic quarters of Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India, Joo Chiat and Katong where your senses will be treated to a myriad of experiences. With incredible shopping promenades and high-end restaurants to cheap-and-cheerful markets and a lively nightlife, and there's one thing for sure - this modern metropolis will keep you in awe.

HONG KONG

SINGAPORE DUBAI KUALA LUMPUR

One of the most fascinating cities in the world that will capture you as soon as you arrive. This sprawling metropolis boasts amazing food, stunning skyscrapers, and some of the most amazing shopping around. Whether you’re after a luxury holiday with spa pampering and other delights or an adventure holiday exploring the city’s enigmatic history, buzzing streetscapes and cultural idiosyncrasies, Hong Kong has much to offer everyone. Enjoy the sophistication of the west with the charm of the East, take a tram to Victoria Peak (best time to visit is near dusk) or head to Macau on a high-speed ferry.

Occupying an almost indistinct location near the centre of Peninsular Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is an Asian super city where the soaring skyscrapers and ritzy shopping malls are often outshined by the aromatic street foods and Malaysian cultural curiosities. KL, as it is often referred to by locals, has its fair share of must-see attractions too. The Petronas Twin Towers are high on everyone’s must-see list, but just as impressive is the Jamek Mosque, just a few minutes away. There is also a great range of museums and galleries to keep the culture lovers happy. This city has attractions for every taste.

This is a city of true contrasts, old vs new and has to be seen to be believed. A bustling hub of activity, breath-taking architecture, stunning beach resorts and a haven for nightlife, this extravagant destination is for those who enjoy opulence. Dubai is famous around the world as being extremely extravagant, and when you arrive and see it for yourself, you’ll realise there just aren’t the words to do it justice. Indulge at some of the best malls in the world where you’re spoilt for choice, sit back, and relax on the beach or adventure out into the desert dunes.

LOS ANGELES

Break your journey at this popular U.S city so you can rub shoulders with the stars. Go window shopping on Rodeo Drive, spend a family day out at the Universal Studios or spend a relaxing afternoon at the beautiful Huntington Gardens. There are the tourist traps that lure in even the most discerning of travellers, but that keep everyone entertained, such as the Hollywood sign and Sunset Boulevard. And then there are the beaches – Venice, Malibu and Santa Monica all provide a gorgeous sandy setting to your days.

COOK ISLANDS TAHITI FIJI

The Cook Islands are a uniquely wonderful collection of 15 small islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Soon after landing in Rarotonga, you can be kayaking on the crystalclear lagoon, sipping on your first cocktail or relaxing poolside at your beautiful resort. Rarotonga, the hub of the Cook Islands, has so much to see and do, yet remains unspoilt. No traffic lights, no McDonald’s, and no building taller than the highest coconut tree. After Rarotonga, Aitutaki is the second most visited island in the Cook Islands. Secluded and romantic, it holds a compelling allure for honeymooners, many of whom choose this haven for the duration of their stay. You can look forward to languid, leisurely days simply reveling in each other’s company and the jaw-dropping surroundings. Work on your suntan lazing under a coconut palm, relax with a massage or explore the island by cycle or motor-scooter.

Welcome to Paradise. With 118 individual islands and a history of visitors from faraway lands that never leave, diversity of people, cuisine, art, terrain, wildlife, and language tell the story of French Polynesia. Crowned by a circle of majestic peaks, Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia, towers over the ocean like a proud and royal Queen. Moorea rises magically out of the ocean like a cathedral. High, sharp, inspiring green spires, crowned by clouds. Bora Bora island will make you feel love at first sight. With ocean views of turquoise waters resembling an artist’s palette of bright blues and greens.

Comprising of 333 islands, the archipelago of Fiji is a picture-perfect nirvana of blissful beaches and crystal-clear waters. The pace is slow, and the landscapes are naturally beautiful, the friendliness of the locals where nothing it too much and sensational water sports only add to the enviable charm that makes Fiji such an amazing destination. Denarau Island is Fiji most exclusive resort enclave and is a short 20-minute drive from Nadi Airport. The Coral Coast’s laidback vibe and huge range of things to do, make it a firm favourite for families and cultural adventurers and there’s no denying that the Mamanuca and the Yasawa islands are top contenders for Fiji’s most picturesque region. When you land get ready to set your clock to Fiji time.

GUIDED TOURS

With more than 100 years’ experience, AAT Kings are highly regarded within the tourism industry, enjoying a reputation for customer service, professionalism, safety and of course, amazing holidays. In 2015 more people chose to travel with AAT Kings than any other guided holiday company in Australia and they are committed to maintaining this high standard and to creating memorable travel experiences for their guests.

FULLY GUIDED TOURING EXPERIENCES

If you’re ready to set off on an unmatched adventure, an AAT Kings Guided Holiday is the best way to discover Australia in all its glory. Their experienced and fun loving Travel Directors and Driver Guides will share their detailed knowledge and local insights to make sure you experience each destination to the fullest and have an incredible time along the way.

AAT Kings offers Guided Holidays through Tasmania, Southern Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and the Kimberley, as well as the Red Centre and the Top End in the Northern Territory. Just a small collection of the many guided tours available are featured in this brochure so please ask us for details and prices for the many more touring options available.

An escorted tour with AAT Kings provides you with the perfect way to share new and fascinating experiences and make life-long friendships.

TWO HOLIDAY STANDARDS TO CHOOSE FROM

AAT Kings offers two standards of Guided Holiday to suit your budget. Look for these symbols on our Guided Holiday itinerary pages:

TRAVEL IN COMFORT

AAT Kings boasts the newest coach fleet in Australia. The fully air-conditioned coaches are equipped with modern features like reclining seats with seat belts and footrests, panoramic windows, on-board restroom, two-door access and state of the art technology including DVD player, GPS & PA systems. Most of their vehicles are also equipped with phone chargers and free WiFi to keep you in touch with the outside world.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES

When arranging your holiday well in advance, there is nothing worse than having your plans turned upside down when something is cancelled. AAT Kings have guaranteed many of the tour departures shown in this brochure so you can have confidence in booking your flights and other travel arrangements around your chosen tour. These dates are highlighted in bold but as tours fill, many new dates become definite so have your travel agent check with ANZCRO for more information.

SOLO TRAVELLERS

Some guests travelling alone do not wish to incur the additional expense of a single room supplement. On First Choice and Best Buys holidays, AAT Kings will accommodate you with a guest of the same gender (non-smoking rooms only), at no extra cost. If they fail to match you, you will be accommodated in a single room at no additional cost. Naturally, if you wish to be guaranteed your own room, then single room supplement costs are shown for each tour.

SAVE MONEY WITH OUR PAST TRAVELLER DISCOUNT

First Choice holidays offer premium accommodation in central locations, more meals and sightseeing inclusions, plus unique ‘Be My Guest’ dining experiences. Best Buys holidays offer great value, comfortable accommodation with easy access to city centres and more free time.

When you choose to travel with us again, you'll join our Kings Club which means you'll get exclusive access to VIP sales and our Past Traveller Discount. Get 5% OFF if you've travelled with AAT Kings before (conditions apply).

COMPLIMENTARY TRANSFERS

Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and AAT Kings hotels on scheduled start and end days of First Choice Guided and Inspiring Journeys.

6 DAY OUTBACK AUSTRALIA OUTBACK CONTRASTS

ALICE SPRINGS | WEST MACDONNELL RANGES | KINGS CANYON | KATA TJUTA | ULURU

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

Small Group Tour - Up to 20 passengers

» 5 Nights hand picked accommodation

» Travel by Luxury Small Group Vehicle

» Experienced Drive Guides

» 5 Breakfast, 2 lunch, 4 Dinners

» Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta

» Hike through Walpa Gorge

» Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise at Field of Light

» Dine “Under a Desert Moon” at Kings Canyon Resort

» Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views

» Visit the local Karrake Aboriginal Cultural Experience

» Enjoy Lunch at Curtin Springs Station a million acre property in the heart of the Red Centre

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1: Welcome to Alice Springs (D)

Meet your Journey Director who will share their take on what life is like in such an isolated town as Alice Springs. Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and hear how the north and south of Australia were connected by a single wire. Then the stunning landscapes of the West MacDonnell take centre stage, as you embark on a walk though Simpsons Gap, and later view Alice Springs and surrounds from the top of Anzac Hill. This evening join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at Tali Restaurant.

HOTEL Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters)

Day 2: Alice Springs – Kings Canyon (B, L, D)

We head off along the 4WD Giles Track, crossing dry riverbeds and outback landscapes, to Kings Canyon Resort. The flickering glow of this evening's fire, dancing under the canopy of a starry Southern Hemisphere sky, is the perfect accompaniment to your Local Dining Experience 'Under a Desert Moon'. This degustation menu with matching wines is the perfect end to the day. Sit back and listen to the sounds of the outback come alive at night in the company of new friends.

HOTEL Kings Canyon Resort

Day 3: Kings Canyon – Uluru (B, L)

Gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on the spellbinding 6km sunrise Rim Walk, past the sandstone domes of the 'Lost City' and down the stairs to the lush 'Garden of Eden'. Or you can opt for a gentler stroll along the canyon creek bed, treading in the footsteps of the Luritja people who once found sanctuary amidst the Itara trees at the canyon's base. Then we head off towards Uluru, visiting the local Wanmarra Community to learn about the Luritja and Pertame people's spiritual connection to the land at the Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience. Discover bush food and bush medicine used for spirituality and healing. Now you'll wander across desert landscapes arriving at Curtin Springs Station, a vast farming property, for lunch. Feel the stirring of something bigger than you as you arrive at Ayers Rock Resort, your launchpad to Australia's spiritual heart in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the day fades, the outback sun bids a fiery farewell. Uluru towers over the Northern Territory's remote landscape, the perfect back drop for this evening's sparkling sundowners.

HOTEL Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights

Day 4: Uluru & Kata Tjuta (B,D)

Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before exploring, and learning about the spiritual connection the local Anangu caretakers have with the land. Skirt the red walls of Uluru, hear ancient tales and see rock art, then visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Relax by the resort pool or take to the skies to see Uluru from above before an afternoon visit to Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walpa Gorge. This evening enjoy dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.

Day 5: Field of Light – Uluru – Alice Springs (B,D)

Observe the shifting lights of Bruce Munro’s impressive Field of Light art installation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Traverse the vast outback to the hidden gem, Rainbow Valley, a significant site to the southern Arrernte people, before arriving in Alice Springs. Enjoy free time to wander around the town. The Todd Street Mall has cafés and many Aboriginal art galleries to explore. Immerse yourself this afternoon and evening against the backdrop of the outback at our open-air bush BBQ Celebration Dinner. Located off the beaten track in the heart of the East MacDonnell Ranges, you'll enjoy drinks as a bush balladeer sings classic Australian songs and shares stories of outback living. Indulge in a dinner of local produce as the Milky Way lights up the sky.

HOTEL Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Day 6: Farewell from Alice Springs (B)

Relax this morning as your journey comes to an end. You might choose to take an optional hot air balloon ride to experience the scenic landscapes of the outback before your journey is completed.

Standley Chasm, NT.
Photo Credit: Tourism Australia
Uluru, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, NT. Credit: Tourism Australia
Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, NT

12 DAY EAST COAST ISLANDS & RAINFOREST

12 days Sydney to Cairns

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

» 11 Nights accommodation

» Travel by Luxury coach

» Experienced Travel Director and Drive Guides

» 11 Breakfast, 3 lunch, 2 Dinners

» Airport Transfers

» Afternoon tea at Langhorn Station, a historic cattle homestead

» Guided tour of the Sarina Sugar Shed near Mackay

» Two Nights on incredible K’gari (Fraser Island)

» 4WD Tour of K’gari

» Two Nights in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsundays

» Visit Curtain Fig Tree and Lake Barrine Cruise

» Kuranda Villages and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

» Snorkelling out on the iconic Great Barrier Reef

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1: Sydney – Coffs Harbour (D)

As much as you’ll want to linger in Sydney, Coffs Harbour is calling. On the mid-North Coast of New South Wales, this pocket of paradise has some of the state’s most impressive beaches, not to mention the glorious national parkland that surrounds. Follow the breeze (and lead of locals) to the beach for a dazzling end of day, before a Welcome Dinner with your fellow adventure seekers.

Hotel: BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort

Day 2: Coffs Harbour – Gold Coast (B)

Australia’s most easterly point is the stuff that postcards were made for, as you’ll discover when you reach the Cape Byron Lighthouse, standing proud over the Pacific Ocean. Dolphins are a common sight year round, and they’re joined by whales during migration. For lunch, we can point you in the direction of a tasty Byron Bay fish-and-chip shop – order a haul to eat with your feet in the sand. Which you’re going to see plenty of at your next destination.

Stay: Novotel Surfers Paradise, 2 nights

Day 3: Gold Coast Free Time (B)

Your base in Surfers Paradise is the heart of the Gold Coast, a city that really does sparkle. Today you might choose to explore beaches (there are too many to count), lingering in light-filled cafés and restaurants. Or enlist in a Gold Coast tour to see another side of the ‘Goldie’ in the Mt. Tamborine hinterland – a hub for creatives and foodies. The city also breaks records for its extensive network of canals, which you might opt to explore on a leisurely cruise.

Day 4:

Gold Coast – K’gari (Fraser Island) (B)

Guests joining this morning on the Gold Coast will need to pre-book accommodation for the previous night (Code: QGC). Follow the waves north to Hervey Bay, the gateway to K’gari (Fraser Island). The ferry ride across the strait is a highlight, particularly during whale migration when these gentle giants come to the calm, protected waters to calve. Landing on K’gari, expect to see a lot of sand. This is, after all, the

world’s largest sand island, and the only place in the world where rainforest grows from the sand.

Hotel: Kingfisher Bay Resort, 2 nights

Day 5: K’gari (Fraser Island) (B,L)

The island also has a really long sand highway, which you’ll get to zip along on a 4WD tour across 75 Mile Beach, all the way up the east coast to the Pinnacles Coloured Sands, calm Eli Creek and the Maheno shipwreck, which offers quite the photo opportunity. Just when you thought the island couldn’t get any prettier, Lake McKenzie appears on the horizon, this dazzling patch of blue formed only with rainwater. It’s a hard act to follow, but the ancient rainforest at Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek lives up to the challenge with its huge satiny, scribbly gum and kauri trees.

6 K’gari (Fraser Island) – Rockhampton (B)

Back on the mainland you’re in Queensland’s cattle country. Case in point Langmorn Station, where the Creed family will welcome you with afternoon tea and a tour of the immense (and historic) cattle property – the original family homestead was built in 1873. The Creeds will regale you with stories about life on the land. The theme continues as you cross the Tropic of Capricorn to arrive in Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. See if it deserves its title sampling some of the town’s restaurants. Ask us for tips.

Hotel: Quality Regent

Day 7: Rockhampton – Airlie Beach (B,L)

Another town with an impressive title is Sarina, Australia’s sugar capital. If you’ve ever wanted to know how sugar cane is processed and distilled, you’ll find the guided tour at the Sarina Sugar Shed a sweet addition to the itinerary. And yes, you get to sample the wares. Continue, on a high, to Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsundays. Life moves at a leisurely pace here. Fall into step and take things slow tonight.

Hotel: Mantra Club Croc, 2 nights

Day 8: The Whitsunday Islands Free Time (B)

The Whitsunday Islands need little introduction, the 74 tropical drops of land a beguiling union of powdery beaches and rainforest, all ringed by the Coral Sea. There are endless ways to explore this part of the Great Barrier Reef – today, we’re letting you choose. Perhaps rise early for an optional helicopter ride over Heart Reef. Or catch a catamaran to Whitehaven Beach, with sand so high in silica it squeaks underfoot.

Day 9: Airlie Beach – Cairns (B)

After all the excitement of yesterday, today it’s time to relax and enjoy the scenery – more sugar cane fields and rolling green paddocks, all framed by the ocean and rainforest-clad mountains. Stretch your legs en route to Cairns and soak up this steamy part of the state.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton, 3 nights

Day 10: Cairns (B)

The Cairns Esplanade is a hive of activity in the morning, with active locals out before the humidity of the day sets in. Keep pace, before cooling off in the Atherton Tablelands, a high tropical plateau of rainforest, including the heritage listed Curtain Fig Tree. And Lake Barrine, where it's 'all aboard' for a tranquil cruise. Explore Kuranda before getting some perspective on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, high above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park.

Day 11: Great Barrier Reef (B, L, FD)

Just when you thought your outlook couldn’t get any better, you’re zipping over the Great Barrier Reef on a high-speed catamaran.

Snorkel with six of the world’s sea turtles bobbing over fans of coral, as well as so many fish you won’t know where to look. If you prefer to keep your head above water, the marine world can also be glimpsed from an underwater observatory and glass-bottom boat.

Day 12: Farewell from Cairns (B)

A ridiculous number of beaches, world-record breaking rainforest, dreamy islands and even dreamier ocean… it’s going to be hard to say goodbye to this backdrop. Not to mention your fellow travellers.

2024/2025 Departure Dates

2024: 09 Sep, 04 Nov

2025: 03 Feb, 03 Mar

*Flights are not included

Lake Mckenzie. Credit: Tourism Australia

13 DAY AUSTRALIAN HIGHLIGHTS

13 days Melbourne to Sydney

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

» 12 Nights accommodation

» Travel by Luxury coach

» Experienced Travel Director and Drive Guides

» 12 Breakfast, 2 lunch, 4 Dinners

» Savour a unique Aussie BBQ experience at Earth Sanctuary

» Toast an Uluru Sunset

» Experience a spectacular Red Centre Sunrise at Field of Light

» Explore Kata Tjuta and hike through Walpa Gorge

» Cruise & snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

» Experience Sydney Opera House on a guided Tour

» Sydney Harbour Highlight Lunch Cruise

» Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at famous Bondi Beach

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 - Welcome to Melbourne (D)

Is there such a thing as too much time in Melbourne? Arrive early before meeting your fellow adventure-seekers over a beverage or two.

Stay: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 3 nights

Day 2 - Melbourne Sights (B)

Melbourne is known for its cool cafés – we recommend grabbing a coffee to fuel you through a walking tour exploring the city’s most eyepopping laneways. This afternoon, you decide. Perhaps a nature-based sojourn to Phillip Island to see penguins waddle from the ocean to the sand? We wouldn’t blame you for lingering and taking a deep dive into Melbourne’s culinary offerings. Ask us for tips on the hottest spots to drink and dine.

Day 3 - Melbourne Free Time (B)

If you’re still getting your Melbourne bearings, linger in town to explore boutiques, galleries, and eclectic suburbs. But if it’s time to venture further afield, you might want to sign up to discover the Great Ocean Road, a stretch of coastline that deserves its reputation as one of the most scenic touring routes in the world. Wherever you wander, be sure to take in a show at one of the city’s glorious theatres.

Day 4 - Melbourne – Alice Springs (B,D)

Some parts of Australia are so remote that the only way kids can get an education is remotely via the School of the Air. Your next stop is the birthplace of the Alice Springs township, the historic Telegraph Station. Being this far flung also means there’s no light pollution from cars or skyscrapers. The result? Unrivalled stargazing (and a BBQ feast) with the Falzon family at their eco-oriented Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre.

Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Day 5 - Alice Springs - Uluru (B)

Spiritual, sacred and spectacular, the world’s largest rock monolith will give you goosebumps. In Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru has been home to the Anangu people for millennia. Their connection is palpable, as you’ll discover when you arrive at Uluru-Kata Tjuta

National Park, at sunset watching the shifting colours transform the desert with every last ray (sparkling wine essential).

Stay: Desert Gardens, 2 nights

Day 6 - Uluru and Kata Tjuta (B)

If there’s one thing worth getting out of bed early for, it’s sunrise over Uluru. Incredibly, the Rock’s base caves are home to First Nations art that dates back tens of thousands of years. What an honour to glimpse it. The ochres and silvery greens of the NT outback follow you to Kata Tjuta, where Walpa Gorge humbles with its soaring cliffs. Wander through the tallest domes before yet another sparkling sunset (and sparkling wine).

Day 7 - Uluru - Cairns (B)

Ok, so the other reason to get up early is to view artist Bruce Munro’s installation Field of Light at dawn – 50,000 glowing spindles of light blanketing the desert. Clamber to the top of a sand dune to marvel in the morning unfolding over this very special part of the world. An Anangu artist will explain just what makes it so spiritual over an introduction to Western Desert art, introducing totems and symbols important to the region and represented in paintings and installations. Head to your next stop in sunny Cairns.

Stay: Hilton Cairns, 3 nights

Day 8 - Cairns Free Time (B, D)

If you’re in the habit of getting up early now, you may wish to begin your day with an optional horizon-bending hot-air-balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands. Prefer to stay grounded? Sign up for a guided walk through the Daintree Rainforest, or surround yourself with nature riding the Scenic Railway to Kuranda returning on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway – perhaps with a side visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for wetlands cruise? Tonight, celebrate the end of an incredible day at dinner on Cairns’ waterfront at Salt House, highlighting fresh, local ingredients, and prepared on their custombuilt Argentinian wood fired grill.

Day 9 - Great Barrier Reef (B,L)

The world’s largest living organism, the Great Barrier Reef, never fails to dazzle. Set out on a catamaran to explore a kaleidoscope of colour: over 1,500 species of fish, 215 different birds, 3,000 molluscs, six of the world’s seven marine turtle species, and 30 species of dolphins and whales are residents. Strap on a snorkel or visit an underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft to take in the menagerie without getting your hair wet.

Day 10 - Cairns - Sydney (B)

Touch down in Australia’s largest city, and spend time at leisure in the buzzing metropolis of Sydney. Take a stroll along the iconic harbour, visit one of the city’s many bars, pubs, or restaurants, or simply while away the day at the beach. You decide how best to enjoy this bustling city of delights.

Hotel: InterContinental, 3 nights

Day 11 - Sydney Sights (B,L)

Bring your stamina: today is one of innumerable highlights. Go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House, discovering its architectural and performance secrets. If these sails could talk. Then see the city from the water on a Sydney Harbour Highlight Lunch Cruise enjoying a menu focusing on local food and wine. One icon to another: The world’s most famous beach beckons this afternoon, with your chance to pad along the sand at Bondi with Sydney’s beautiful people.

Day 12 - Sydney Free Time (B,D)

You could spend weeks exploring Sydney. Months even. But you have today, so get set for a wild ride. Your agenda is completely up to you, but we have more than a few ideas. Perhaps a ferry ride to Manly for fish-n-chips on the beach? And ideally a stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden, which offers so many lookouts for sparkling harbour views. This evening, celebrate your holiday at a Farewell Dinner at Midden restaurant at the Sydney Opera House. Talk about ending on a high.

Day 13 - Farewell Sydney (B)

This morning you say goodbye to Australia.

Departure Dates (D=Definite departure as of June 2024)

2024: 23 Jun, 25 Aug, 22 Sep, 06 Oct, 03 Nov, 08 Dec 2025: 12 & 26 Jan, 09 Feb, 02 & 16 Mar

*Flights are not included.

The Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland. Credit: Tourism Australia
Sydney Harbour, NSW. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia
Uluru (Ayers Rock),Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT Credit: Tourism Australia

11 DAY TASTES OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA

11 days Sydney to Adelaide

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

» 10 Nights accommodation

» Travel by Luxury coach

» Accompanied throughout by an experienced Tour Director & a professional Driver Guides

» 11 Breakfast, 1 lunch, 3 Dinners

» Experience farm life at Gold Creek Station

» Discover Canberra, the nations capital

» Visit Parliament House

» Historic Beechworth

» Visit Ned Kelly country

» Travel along the magnificent Great Ocean Road

» Visit the Twelve Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge

» Drive thru Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

» Indulge in the food & wine in the picturesque Adelaide Hills & Barossa Valley

» Walk amongst Sea Lions at Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island

» Adelaide sightseeing & Markets

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Sydney - Canberra (B, D)

As hard as it is to say goodbye to Sydney, it’s just as easy to say hello to the Southern Highlands. South of the ‘Harbour City’, the bucolic countryside of Berrima awaits – fun fact: this is the oldest Georgian village in Australia. Further on, you’re welcomed to Gold Creek Station by sheep farmer Craig Starr for a Be My Guest BBQ lunch and tales about life on the land. Onward to the country’s cool little capital, home to Parliament House, where you’ll go behind the political scenes. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Crowne Plaza

Day 2 Canberra – Wangaratta (B)

Get some Canberra perspective from the summit of Mt. Ainslie. You won’t be able to see the Murray River, but you’ll soon cross it en route to Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold rush town. We’ll give you the Beechworth lowdown, then set you on your way to explore character-filled antiques stores, galleries and museums at your leisure. There are plenty of charming places to refuel, as well, before Wangaratta’s cathedrals beckon.

Stay: Quality

Day 3 Wangaratta – Melbourne (B)

Meandering south toward historic Glenrowan, you’re well and truly in Ned Kelly country – this is where the infamous bushranger and his gang were finally captured in 1880. We’ll tell you all the tales, then a few more about Melbourne, the home of Aussie rules football, some of the country’s best arts institutions, and a swag of stellar restaurants, cafés and bars. Once you have your bearings, explore as you will. We can help with evening restaurant reservations.

Stay: Crowne Plaza, 2 nights

Day 4 Melbourne Free Time (B)

You’re on your own today. Well, not really, because your Travel Director is at your service to help arrange optional sightseeing experiences. After you’ve enjoyed a strong coffee in one of Melbourne’s atmospheric laneways, that is. Adrenaline junkie? Linger in the city, gaining bird’seye views from the Melbourne Skydeck at the Eureka Tower. Animal lover? Venture to Phillip Island to see hundreds of little penguins pad along the sand. Want to get back to nature? Chug through the lush Dandenong Ranges on the Puffing Billy Steam Train, followed by a sip or two of wine in the Yarra Valley. The choice is yours.

Day 5 Melbourne – Warrnambool (B, DW)

Guests depart this morning in Melbourne (Code: ESBM). Guests joining this morning in Melbourne will need to pre-book accommodation for the previous night (Code: EMKA). The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most epic journeys, a dramatic 240-kilometre union of limestone stacks (Twelve Apostles, we’re looking at you), World Heritage listed rainforest, untouched coastal coves and sleepy towns, like Lorne and Apollo Bay. It’s hard to know where to point your camera. We recommend having it poised to snap shots of the Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge rock formations. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Hotel: Lady Bay Resort

Day 6 Warrnambool – Naracoorte (B, DW)

Emus, kangaroos, koalas, echidnas… These are just some of the animals you’ll possibly spot as you drive through Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve – housed in a dormant volcanic crater. Remarkably, this pocket of paradise was once wasteland, transformed by volunteers. More volcanic history awaits across the South Australian border in Mt. Gambier, home to the crater-filling Blue Lake. By now you’ll be pretty thirsty, so it’s a good thing the Coonawarra wine region is around the corner. After a few sips, you may find yourself getting deep – literally. Naracoorte’s Alexandra Cave is a maze of delicate needle-like stalactites and massive twisting columns.

Stay: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge

Day 7 Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island (B, L)

The Fleurieu Peninsula is a natural adventure playground, all rolling hills, rugged clifftops and sandy beaches. Seaside Victor Harbor turns on the charms – there are steam locomotives – before your ferry blasts its horn. All aboard for Kangaroo Island. A well-deserved tasting of craft beer awaits at a boutique brewery, the only one on the island. How does a Golden Ale sound? Your destination is South Australia’s oldest European settlement, Kingscote.

Stay: Aurora Ozone, 2 nights

Day 8 Kangaroo Island (B)

If you like alliterations, you’ll love today’s attractions: first stops are Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, home to an immense colony of raucous fur seals. Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary was badly damaged by the 2019 bushfires. Through this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, you’ll assist with their bushfire recovery plan and wildlife rehabilitation program. Learn from one of their experienced guides about the delicate ecosystem and Australian native animals. More wildlife greets you at Seal Bay Conservation Park, where enormous sea lions barrel down the sand to the water. This is one of the most significant breeding colonies in the country.

Day 9 Kangaroo Island – Adelaide (B)

You’ve arrived in the South Australian capital, known for its wellpreserved churches and well-admired cuisine. Did you know that Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in

Australia? After a cultural walking tour in the Botanic Garden with an Aboriginal Guide, and an Adelaide city tour, the afternoon is yours to see just how many you can sample – we have a few recommendations, including the epic Central Market, where you can try green ant gin with cheese, among so many other delicacies. This place is the largest of its kind in the Southern.

Hemisphere. Hotel: Crowne Plaza, 2 nights

Day 10 Adelaide Hills & The Barossa (B)

Today is one of indulgences through the Adelaide Hills and atmospheric towns like Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. Wander down its tree-lined streets and take time to explore the quaint shops. This part of the state is known for its food and wine, and you’ll discover local flavours over lunch at Lambert Estate, nestled in the rolling hills of the Barossa, enveloped by vines. Return to Adelaide through landscape dotted with stone cottages and olive groves to join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at Koomo, Adelaide’s highest restaurant, for a Japanese inspired feast.

Day 11 Farewell from Adelaide (B)

By day 11, you will have a suitcase full of wine and cheese; a camera full of dreamy images; and more memories than you can count.

Departure Dates (D=Definite departure as of June 2024)

2024: 29 Aug, 17 Oct, 21 Nov

2025: 06 Feb, 20 Mar

Per Person From |

*Flights are not included

Barossa Valley, SA. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

10 DAY TASMANIAN WONDERS

10 days Hobart to Hobart

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

» 9 Nights accommodation

» Travel by Luxury coach

» Accompanied throughout by an experienced Tour Director & a professional Driver Guides

» 9 Breakfast, 2 lunch, 6 Dinners

» Explore Hobart’s iconic sights

» View spectacular Russell Falls

» Cruise down the Gordon River

» Discover Cradle Mountain National Park

» Become a Day Keeper at Devils @ Cradle

» Cheese, Wine & Berry tastings

» Explore Launceston’s Cataract Gorge

» Enjoy Bridestowe Lavender Estate

» See the penguins at Bicheno

» Step back in time at historic Port Arthur

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 Welcome to Hobart (D)

The Tasmanian capital of Hobart may be small in size, but it’s big in attractions, as you’ll discover this afternoon. Put your destination into perspective from the summit of Mt. Nelson, offering endless vistas over Australia’s southernmost city. View the charming Georgian cottages of Battery Point and explore the streets and convict built warehouses along Salamanca Place, the backdrop of epic Saturday markets. Gaze over boats at Constitution Dock - this is where yachts finish when competing in the annual Sydney to Hobart race, and take a stroll in the second oldest Botanical Gardens in Australia with its amazing collection of plants from around the world. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Best Western

Day 2 Hobart – Strahan (B, D)

Western Tasmania is like nature amplified, a place where the wilderness rules and people are few and far between. Visiting Mount Field National Park is a humbling experience, not only for the fact it’s part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, but also because it’s home to some of the tallest eucalypts and flowering plants on Earth. Wander amid these giants to reach Russell Falls –take a deep breath; you’re officially on holiday. Records continue to be broken at Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater Lake in Australia, before you arrive in Strahan, gateway to World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Stay: Strahan Village, 2 nights

Day 3 Strahan – Gordon River Cruise (B, L, D)

The inky waters of the Gordon River – given its colour by amber buttongrass tannins – are as eery as they are beautiful, the mirror-like surface only broken by your Gordon River chariot as you cruise through Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour before returning to Sarah Island. It’s hard to reconcile the beauty of this part of the state with its grim history as a penal colony; a place where convicts would fell Huon pines for boat building. Disembark at Heritage Landing to

view one of these 500-year-old majestic trees. Safely back on dry land, it’s soon time to discover ‘The Ship That Never Was’, the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island! You’ll see it performed live by a group of theatre professionals.

Day 4 Strahan – Cradle Mountain – Burnie (B, L, D)

Today your journey reaches new heights – quite literally with a visit to the 1,545-metre Cradle Mountain, your backdrop as you explore Dove Lake on your Cradle Mountain tour, the wild alpine moorlands here a natural magnet for lovers of the wilderness. The spectacular and pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain is home to the mysterious and secretive Tasmanian Devil. You’ll love the next adventure today, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. A Day Keeper at Devils @ Cradle will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into its operation. When joining this tour you will be directly supporting these animals and threatened species conservation. Leave the Central Highlands after an uplifting day and head towards the scenic northwest coast for your overnight stay.

Hotel: Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn

Day 5 Burnie – Launceston (B)

Table Cape is by far Wynyard’s most remarkable natural wonder, at 180 metres high, ‘The Cape’ - as locals refer to it - offers spectacular views of Tasmania’s coastline. As you drive to the top of the remains of a 12-million-year-old volcano you’ll reach Table Cape lookout where, on a clear day, you can see mountain ranges over 175 kilometres away. If there’s a town with a cuter name than Penguin, we’re yet to find it. Locals embrace its appeal – there are penguin sculptures at every turn, including one measuring over 3 metres tall. Your journey along the northwest coast also passes through Ulverstone and Sheffield, The Town of Murals, boasting over 100 large paintings depicting the area’s rich history and local characters. All this exploring builds an appetite. Refuel at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm, where happy cows contribute to award-winning cheeses – everything from cheddar and red Leicester to creamy Tasmanian blue.

Hotel: Best Western Plus, 2 nights

Day 6 Launceston (B)

There are few places in the world where you can leave the city behind and within minutes be amid an immense wilderness area. Launceston is one. Blink and you’re at Cataract Gorge, a yawning chasm carved by ancient rivers. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the optional scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. We wouldn’t blame you for lingering here, or perhaps sample more of Tassie’s finest fare on a Tamar Valley winery tour. Guests join this afternoon in Launceston.

Day 7 Launceston – Bicheno (B, D)

You’ll smell Bridestowe before you see it, this enormous lavender farm perfuming the Tasmanian countryside. The flowers grown here aren’t just used in fragrances – they’re also infused into ice-cream, teas and jams. It’s a tasty entrée to the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, sculpted into World War One soldiers. Little penguins come out to play in Bicheno; sign up to spot them after dark as they waddle to shore from the water.

Hotel:Beachfront Bicheno

Day 8 Bicheno – Hobart (B)

The colours at Freycinet National Park are so vivid you’ll think someone has taken the glasses off your nose and cleaned them for the first time. The patchwork of ocean blues that lap Coles and Wineglass bays. The dramatic pink granite cliffs. There’s a reason why the peninsula stars on postcards. The other place on postcards is Richmond, its grand 1820s

Georgian buildings today home to bijou boutiques, galleries and cafés that appear to be lost in time.

Stay: Best Western, 2 nights

Day 9 Port Arthur Historic Site (B, FD)

The Isle of the Dead, Devil’s Kitchen, Blowhole… the attractions at and around Port Arthur nod to the region’s notoriously grim history. This is the best-preserved convict site in Australia, and among the most significant convict-era destinations worldwide. The stories these walls could tell.

Day 10 Farewell from Hobart (B)

It took early explorers months to circumnavigate Tasmania. You’ve done it in 10 days. What a wild ride.

Cradle Mountain National Park. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

INDEPENDENT HOLIDAYS

This continent of extremes is an ideal destination for the independent traveller

From tasting some of the world’s best wines amidst lush vineyards to traversing the otherworldly landscapes of the ancient red desert, exploring vibrant cities to gliding metres above steamy tropical rainforest in a gondola cabin, following vast stretches of pristine coastline to riding a camel in the Outback, snorkelling marine reserves teeming with dazzling sea-life to ascending dramatic mountains; the unexpected waits at every turn.

These packages are based on popular touring itineraries, crafted to ensure an unforgettable experience and fully customisable to create the holiday of your dreams. Use the tear-out map of Australia to plan your ultimate tour of Down Under, then speak with our team of experts who will bring it all to life.

The benefits of an Independent Holiday Package:

• Freedom to go where you want, at your own pace No set start date

• Most essentials are included, making for stress-free travelling

Credit: Tourism Australia

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS CITY, ROCK & REEF

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

» 10 Nights Accommodation

» Airport Transfers

» Sydney Attraction Pass

» Blue Mountains Day Tour

» Field of Light

» Uluru Sunrise Tour

» Kata Tjuta sightseeing

» Sounds of Silence Dinner

» Kuranda, Rail & Skyrail

» Sailaway IV Reef Cruise

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive into Sydney

Start your holiday in beautiful Sydney on Australia’s east coast. On arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the afternoon to relax or explore.

Day 2 - Explore Sydney

Make the most of your day by using your Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass; with over 30 attractions to choose from there’s something for everyone. Whether you want to get up close with some animals at Taronga Zoo, cruise around the harbour on the Sydney Explorer or visit the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Day 3 - Blue Mountains

This morning you’ll be picked up early to venture into the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains region. Begin your day by getting up close with the Koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park before your guide will take you off the beaten track to see some of the iconic views and stunning waterfalls that this region is famous for. Enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch in the village of Blackheath as well as a glass of sparkling to end the day at Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens.

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

Head out and take advantage of the last day of your Unlimited Attractions Pass to make sure you’ve not missed any of what Sydney has to offer.

Day 5 - Sydney to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Depart Sydney today on your journey to the Red Centre and the iconic Uluru. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure and as darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, Field of Light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the desert as you savour a selection of outback canapes with sparkling wine or beer.

Day

6 - Experience the Red Centre

Start the morning with your guide by travelling to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where you’ll have the best views of sunrise over Uluru and the desert. Enjoy a outback picnic breakfast and then explore Mutijulu Waterhole on the Kuniya Walk and learn the Creation stories followed by a drive around the base of Uluru before heading back to the resort. In the afternoon you will travel to a place where unique flora and fauna thrive, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Arriving at Walpa Gorge you will walk between the mighty conglomerate domes and hear how these 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta have evolved over millions of years. In the evening you’ll get to experience a night under the stars at Sounds of Silence with a bush tucker inspired buffet.

Day 7 - Fly to the Tropical North

Say goodbye to the red centre and make your way to Tropical North Queensland where you will be transferred from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas. This is a beautiful drive right along the coast.

Day 8 - Kuranda Day Tour

This morning you’ll be transferred to Skyrail which will take you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest where you can enjoy Ranger guided boardwalk tours and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays. You will then board the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway which was built over 120 years ago and winds its way through the tropical mountain ranges between Cairns and Kuranda.

Day 9 - Day at Leisure

Today enjoy Port Douglas at your leisure, with plenty of great restaurants and bars or you could choose to venture out to the Daintree National Park.

Day 10 - Reef Cruise & Snorkel

Sailaway invites you to enjoy a day to remember with a reef and island cruise to Low Isles. Explore this protected Coral Cay, with white sandy beaches and coconut palms, surrounded by magnificent coral gardens and the Coral Sea. Relax on the island, join the guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass bottom boat or laze on deck before an exhilarating sail back to Port.

Day 11 - Depart Port Douglas

Say goodbye to Port Douglas as you’re transferred to the airport for your next destination.

Sydney
Ayers Rock
Cairns
Port Douglas
Sunrise Platform, Uluru Photo Credit: NT Tourism
Pixies Pinnacle at Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, QLD
Photo Credit: Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree
Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains, Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS PACIFIC COAST EXPLORER

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

» 12 nights accommodation

» 9 Days Mid-Size Car Rental with Premium cover & unlimited kms

» Airport Transfers

» Cape Tribulation Day Tour

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Welcome to Port Douglas

On Arrival you will be transferred to your central accommodation and the rest of the day at leisure to explore.

Day 2: Day in Port Douglas

Today travel to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Included is an hour Daintree River Cruise to spot local wildlife, Alexandra lookout, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Also enjoy a driver/guided tour with an Indigenous presentation & afternoon tea at the Mossman Gorge Centre to learn about the local Kuku Yalanji people before returning home.

Day 3: Day in Port Douglas

Today enjoy Port Douglas at your leisure, with plenty of great restaurants and bars you can indulge or you could choose to venture out to Great Barrier Reef.

Day 4: Fly to Brisbane

Wave goodbye to Port Douglas on your transfer to the airport. Time to Fly South to Brisbane. Upon arrival at the Airport, collect your hire car.

Day 5: Day in Brisbane

Day free to explore this City on the River. You may wish to take a cruise up the river to Lone Pine Sanctuary where you can cuddle a Koala or indulge in the Many shops and restaurants that Brisbane has to offer

Day 6: Gold Coast

There is plenty to offer everyone on Australia’s Gold Coast. Enjoy the best of Aussie beach life, indoor and outdoor attractions,

markets and water sports... the choice is almost endless! Main Beach, Broadbeach & Surfers Paradise boast some of the Gold Coast’s best shopping and fashion, not to mention an array of beachfront café’s and upmarket restaurant’s.

Day 7: Byron Bay

Make you way down the Pacific Coast Highway to Byron Bay, only an hour & half drive from the Gold Coast, you can take you time and explore the many coast towns on the way down.

Day 8: Byron Bay at Leisure

Time to relax in Byron Bay, the most easterly point in Australia. Walk the Cape Byron Track to the trademark lighthouse, kayak with dolphins, trawl the markets, indulge in a day spa or simply explore the glorious beaches of the area.

Day 9: Ballina, Grafton, Coffs Harbour

Your drive today will skirt the beautiful Yuraygir National Park on-route to Coffs Harbour. Coffs is well known for its spectacular coastline and friendly relaxed atmosphere & there are plenty of things to see and do in the area.

Day 10: Nambucca Heads, Port Macquaire

Pass through the seaside villages of Laurieton and Harrington today as you continue your journey to Port Macquaire. You can do everything from fishing, golf, tennis, family theme parks and water sports or choose to do nothing but relax.

Day 11: Port Stephens

This beautiful resort offers something for everyone but is best known for its crystal clear water, beautiful beaches, gourmet restaurants and whale and dolphin watching.

Day 12: Port Stephens at Leisure

Why not join a dolphin watch boat trip today? There are boat trips that are designed to give you the best possible view of these lovely playful creatures and on warm days, it may even be possible to swim with the dolphins. If you want to see koalas in the wild then Port Stephen’s Tilligerry Habitat State Reserve offers a good opportunity.

Day 13: Central Coast to Sydney

Travel south along the Pacific Highway. We recommend spending time in Newcastle and the Central Coast before returning your car on arrival back in Sydney.

Gold Coast / Credit: Tourism Australia
Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay Credit: Tourism Australia

16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS WEST TO EAST DISCOVERY

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

» 15 Nights Accommodation

» Airport Transfers

» City Sights Tour

» Rottnest Island Day Tour

» Hidden Secrets Walking Tour

» Great Ocean Road Tour

» Unlimited Sydney Attraction Pass

» Blue Mountains Day Tour

» Cape Tribulation Day Tour

» Sailaway IV Reef Cruise

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 - Welcome to Perth

Arrive into Perth where you’ll be transferred to your hotel of choice and can spend the rest of the day getting acquainted with the city.

Day 2 - Perth City Tour

This morning you’ll be picked up to join a fantastic tour taking in Perth and Fremantle, the city and the alfresco lifestyle that Perth people enjoy. Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Perth City, Cottesloe Beach and Fremantle.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

Enjoy a day a leisure or book a wine tour.

Day 4 - Experience Rottnest

Rottnest – WA’s most beautiful Island is just 19km off Perth’s coastline. You’ll get to cruise from Perth on the Swan River before enjoying a complete tour of Rottnest Island where you’ll be taken to some spectacular locations and vantage points. Visit Rottnest Lodge for a full buffet lunch.

Day 5 - Fly Perth - Melbourne

Say goodbye to the West Coast and fly to Melbourne.

Day 6 - Explore the City

Melbourne is a truly international city which it prides itself on its arts, culture, architecture, cafes and bars. Within the city laneways this vibrancy is at play and today, your walking tour today will give you an appreciation of what daily life is like for Melbournians and some secret spots to go back and try.

Day 7 - Great Ocean Road

You have an early start this morning. The incredible Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most beautiful and naturally maintained secrets! Experience and enjoy the breath-taking coastline. Every twist and turn exposes you to stretches of broad, uninterrupted beaches, dramatic coastlines and the lush rainforests of the Otway Ranges –all of which provides an amazing postcard backdrop for all your memories!

Day 8 - Farewell Melbourne

Depart your hotel on the airport transfer and fly onwards to Sydney to continue your adventures.

Day 9 - Explore Sydney

Make the most of your day by using the Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass; with over 30 attractions to choose from there’s something for everyone. Whether you want to get up close with some animals at Taronga Zoo, cruise around the harbour on the Sydney Explorer or visit the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Day 10 - Day at Leisure

Use today to explore at your own pace. Take the train to Bondi to soak up some sun and enjoy Aussie fish’n’chips or use the Hop on Hop off ferry for a cruise around the harbour.

Day 11 - Blue Mountains

This morning you’ll be picked up early to venture into the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains region where you will experience the raw magic the Blue Mountains has to offer, with sheer rock faces that plunge into eucalypt clad valleys, along with native flora and fauna and spectacular waterfalls. Highlights will include the Three Sisters, Featherdale Wildlife Park and a river cruise on the Parramatta River back to Sydney Harbour Circular Quay.

Day 12 - Fly to Cairns

Say goodbye to the big city and head to the tropical north. Departure and arrival transfers will ensure you get to and from the airport.

Day 13 - Cape Tribulation

Today travel to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Included is an hour Daintree River Cruise to spot local wildlife, Alexandra lookout, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Also enjoy a driver/guided tour with an Indigenous presentation & afternoon tea at the Mossman Gorge Centre to learn about the local Kuku Yalanji people before returning home.

Day 14 - Enjoy Free Time

Today enjoy Port Douglas at your leisure, with plenty of great restaurants and bars you can indulge or you could choose to venture out to the Daintree National Park.

Day 15 - Reef Day

Sailaway invites you to enjoy a day to remember with a reef and island cruise to Low Isles. Explore this protected Coral Cay, with white sandy

Day 16 - Depart Port Douglas

Wave goodbye to Port Douglas on your transfer to the airport.

Aerial view of Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park. Credit: Tourism Western Australia
Credit: Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree
Sydney Melbourne
Perth
Cairns Port Douglas
Opera on Sydney Harbour, Sydney, NSW Credit:Tourism Australia
beaches and coconut palms, surrounded by magnificent coral gardens and the Coral Sea. Relax on the island, join the guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass bottom boat or laze on deck before an exhilarating sail back to Port.

19 DAYS / 18 NIGHTS

AUSTRALIAN ODYSSEY

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

» 18 Nights Accommodation

» Airport Transfers

» 7 Days Car Hire with Excess Buy Down

» Coach Transfers

» Laneways & Lunch tour

» Melbourne Eureka SkyDeck

» Phillip Island Day Trip

» Return Kangaroo Island Ferry & Full Day Tour

» Barossa Day Tour

» The Ghan

» Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) Tour

» Sounds of Silence Dinner

» Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Melbourne

Begin your journey in Australia’s second biggest city, Melbourne. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and left to enjoy the afternoon/evening to relax.

Day 2 - Explore Melbourne

Today you have time to explore the city, Visit the Famous Queens Victoria Markets. Join Hidden Secrets for a Laneways & Lunch tour for a three hour walk through Melbourne's beautiful lanes and arcades, Finishing your afternoon off with a visit to the Melbourne Skydeck, the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing attraction, the city of Melbourne comes alive in front of your eyes when you take it all in from nearly 300 metres high.

Day 3- Phillip Island day trip

Enjoy a day trip to the beautiful Phillip Island. It has a rugged surf coastline with many sheltered beaches and it’s here that you will get to enjoy the sights and sounds that make this part of the world a unique haven for Australian wildlife. Experience Moonlit Sanctuary, Nobbies, Cape Woolamai and the highlight of course the Penguins at dusk. Amongst all the excitement you’ll get to enjoy a BBQ lunch as well.

Day 4 - Apollo Bay

This morning pick up your car and start your journey towards the Great Ocean Road. With lots of waterfalls and walks there’s plenty to stop and do. Lorne is a great little seaside town with lots of galleries and cafes for lunch. Then on to your stop for the night Apollo Bay, a perfect spot to sample the local seafood

Day 5 - Warrnambool

Depart early and make your way to the 12 Apostles before the crowds arrive. Take your time to enjoy the views from the ground or you can opt for a stunning helicopter ride. Afterwards we’d suggest visiting

wildlife & plants. Tonight you’ll spend in the town of Warrnambool.

Day 6 - Robe

Between Port Fairy and Robe you can enjoy areas like Cape Bridgewater and Mt Gambier, famous for it’s Blue Lake and volcanic craters.

Day 7 - Victor Harbour

Cruise down the coast, taking time to stop and see The Coorong wetlands as well as Langhorne Creek, well known for its wine before finding yourselves at Victor Harbor where you can try the world’s only Horse Drawn Tram to Granite Island.

Day 8 - Kangaroo Island

This morning board the Sealink ferry with your car at Cape Jervis and head across to Kangaroo Island, with it’s 509km of Coastline, native bushland & wildlife you’ll have lots to explore. Pristine beaches, local wines & sunsets are on your doorstep.

Day 9

- Kangaroo Island Tour

Today you’ll be picked up from your accommodation and taken on a small group 4WD tour of the highlights that Kangaroo Island has to offer.

Day 10 - Adelaide

Start the morning early and make your way to Penneshaw where you will catch the ferry back across to Cape Jervis and then drive on to Adelaide. We’d recommend stopping in McLaren Vale for lunch and a wine tasting! Drop your car back to the depot in the city this afternoon.

Day 11 - Barossa Valley

Today, you'll embark on the Taste the Barossa Premium Day Tour, a culinary journey to the renowned Barossa Valley wine region. You'll be picked up by a coach for a full-day tour to Barossa Valley, known for its world-class wineries, gourmet food, and picturesque landscapes. During the tour, you'll visit premium wineries for

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, an interesting volcanic crater that is full of aboriginal history, local
Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC. Credit: Tourism Australia

tastings of fine wines, learn about winemaking techniques, and savor gourmet cuisine paired with local produce. The tour provides insights into Barossa's rich wine heritage, cultural significance, and culinary delights, offering a memorable experience for wine enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

Day 12 - The Ghan

Step aboard the legendary Ghan and take time acquainting yourself with our friendly staff and your comfortable private cabin. From Adelaide, you’ll travel through the pastoral fields of South Australia’s mid north. Indulge in a pre-dinner drink and lively discussion with fellow diners as you anticipate tomorrow’s breathtakingly beautiful outback experience. A multi-course dinner awaits, with a regionally inspired menu and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

Day 13 – Alice Springs

Alight the train to watch the sun come up over the desert. You have never truly experienced a sunrise until you have seen one in the heart of the Australian outback. Brunch is served on the train and soon you are crossing the state border and into the Northern Territory. Then you’ll glide through the MacDonnell Ranges and arrive at Alice Springs.

Day 14 – Travel to Uluru

Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru and take in the rugged desert landscapes of the region, passing through the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. Learn the natural and geological history of the region, as well as the unique Australian desert flora and fauna, and hear about the traditional customs and beliefs of the local Aboriginals. View flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. As the sun sets, you'll gather at a special location with panoramic views and enjoy a gourmet meal featuring Australian flavors and ingredients. During the dinner, listen to captivating stories about the stars and constellations from an expert astronomer and immerse yourself in Aboriginal cultural performances, including didgeridoo music and dance.

Day 15 – Day at Leisure

As you have the day free, you have time to explore or participate in optional activities offered by Ayers Rock Resort. You might choose to relax by the pool, visit the Indigenous Art Markets, or take a guided walk to learn about the local flora and fauna. You might wish to consider joining a guided tour and get closer to Uluru and view the infamous dancing lights across the desert at sunset.

Day 16 – Fly to Sydney

On your final morning at Ayers Rock Resort, take some time to savor the views before setting off for Sydney. After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is free to enjoy at your own pace.

Sydney
Melbourne Apollo Bay Port Fairy
Kangaroo Island
Alice Springs Robe
Victor Harbor Adelaide
Ayers Rock
Package code: AUB2419DAO. *Flights are not included
Barossa Valley, SA. Credit: Nick Rains - Tourism Australia
The Ghan train, Alice Springs
Kings Canyon, NT Credit: Tourism Australia/Tourism NT

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25 DAYS / 24 NIGHTS

ULTIMATE AUSTRALIA EXPEDITION

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 - Welcome to Brisbane

Upon arrival in Brisbane, you'll be transported to your Brisbane hotel. After settling into your room, you might want to explore the immediate surroundings of the hotel, perhaps strolling through nearby streets or enjoying a meal at a local restaurant..

Day 2 - Day at Leisure

Brisbane offers a vibrant mix of cultural attractions, shopping opportunities, and beautiful parks. You could visit South Bank Parklands, a riverside oasis with gardens, dining options, and even a man-made beach. Queen Street Mall is another highlight, perfect for shopping and people-watching.

Day 3 - Australia Zoo

Today is dedicated to your visit to Australia Zoo, located about an hour's drive from Brisbane. Australia Zoo is renowned for its extensive collection of native Australian wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, and various bird species. You can attend animal shows, interact with some of the animals, and learn about conservation efforts.

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- Day at Leisure

Today is a free day to explore Cairns; why not consider taking an optional excursion to Kuranda Rainforest Village, accessible via the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or on the Scenic Railway. Explore the lush rainforest, visit local markets, and learn about the region's indigenous culture. Alternatively, you may choose to spend the day relaxing at Palm Cove, a nearby beach known for its picturesque setting and relaxed atmosphere.

Day 7 - Day at Leisure

Another day at leisure, maybe consider some time to relax and unwind at your hotel or venture out to explore Cairns further. There are plenty of dining options, shops, and cultural attractions to discover in and around the city to keep you busy.

Day 8 - Fly to Uluru

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Day 4 - Fly to Cairns

Traveling north to Cairns, after settling into your room and taking in the beautiful surroundings, you might want to explore the hotel's facilities or take a leisurely walk along the Cairns Esplanade, explore the night markets or take a swim at the public lagoon.

Day 5 - Great Barrier

Reef

Time to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Your cruise will take you to some of the most spectacular parts of the Great Barrier Reef, where you'll have the opportunity to snorkel, swim, or simply admire the vibrant marine life. Lunch will be provided on board, allowing you to refuel and continue exploring this natural wonder.

After a 3 hour flights you will arrive at Ayers Rock Resort; your home for the next 2 nights. This evening, you'll experience the Sounds of Silence Dinner, an iconic outdoor dining experience set against the backdrop of Uluru and the vast outback sky. Enjoy a gourmet meal featuring Australian flavors and ingredients while listening to captivating stories about the stars and constellations from an expert astronomer and immerse yourself in Aboriginal cultural performances, including didgeridoo music and dance.

Day 9 - Sunset Uluru Tour

This morning you have some free time to relax by the pool, visit the Indigenous Art Markets, or take a guided walk to learn about the local flora and fauna. In the afternoon, a knowledgeable guide will take you to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, home to the iconic Uluru. Your guide will share stories and insights into the cultural and spiritual significance of this sacred site to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Later you'll witness the breathtaking spectacle of Uluru changing colours as the sun sets over the desert landscape. Capture memorable photos and take in the peaceful ambiance of this natural wonder.

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC. Credit: Tourism Australia
Barossa Valley, South Australia

Day 10 - Fly to Sydney

On your final morning at Ayers Rock Resort, take some time to savor the views from the resort before setting off for Sydney. After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is free to enjoy at your own pace.

Day 11 - Sydney City Sights

Start your day with the Morning Rocks Historic Walking Tour. Your guided tour takes you through The Rocks, one of Sydney's oldest and most historic neighbourhoods. Learn about the area's colonial history, convict past, and vibrant present as you stroll through narrow laneways and along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour. Hear fascinating insights into Sydney's early days and its evolution into a modern metropolis. Later you will discover the iconic Sydney Opera House from inside, exploring its unique architecture, performance venues, and cultural significance. Learn about the design process, engineering challenges, and the stories behind this world-renowned landmark.

Day 12 - Blue Mountains

This morning you will jump on a luxury coach and set out to the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed area known for its stunning landscapes and natural attractions. During the tour, you'll visit scenic viewpoints for views of the Three Sisters, explore the lush Jamison Valley, and ride the Scenic Railway at Scenic World for panoramic vistas. Your guide will share stories about the region's history, flora, and fauna, providing an enriching experience in this picturesque wilderness.

Day 13 - Day at Leisure

Today is a day at leisure; you might consider choosing to visit other attractions such as Bondi Beach, Taronga Zoo, or the Royal Botanic Garden. Alternatively, indulge in shopping at Queen Victoria Building or explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Newtown or Surry Hills.

Day 14 - Train to Melbourne

Today you will set off on a train journey from Sydney to Melbourne. The journey from Sydney to Melbourne offers scenic views of the Australian countryside, passing through picturesque landscapes and charming towns along the way.

Day 15 - Melbourne City Tour

Immerse yourself in Melbourne's culinary scene with the Melbourne Foodie Culture Walking Tour. Discover local eateries, food markets, and cafes known for their delicious offerings. Sample a variety of dishes, from gourmet snacks to artisanal treats, and learn about Melbourne's multicultural food culture. The tour provides insights into the city's food history, culinary trends, and popular dining spots.

Day 16 - Day at Leisure

With a free day to Melbourne, take this opportunity to further discover some of the other city's attractions; from iconic landmarks such as Flinders Street Station, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Grounds. Melbourne is also renowned for its arts and culture scene, with galleries, theaters, and street art to explore. Alternatively, indulge in shopping at Bourke Street Mall or visit Queen Victoria Market for fresh produce and local crafts or head over to Chadston, home to the largest shopping mall in the Southern hemisphere.

Day 17 - 3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour

An early morning start as you join your memorable 3-day adventure to Adelaide. As you travel along the Great Ocean Road, your guide will provide commentary on the region's history, geology, and

natural attractions. Highlights of the day may include stops at iconic landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Arch, and the Gibson Steps. You'll have opportunities to take photos, explore walking trails, and marvel at the rugged coastline and rock formations.

Day 18 - 3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour

After breakfast at your accommodation, depart for the next leg of your Australian Natural Treasure tour. Today's journey takes you through the picturesque countryside of Victoria and South Australia, with stops at notable attractions along the way. Possible highlights of the day may include visits to Mount Gambier, known for its Blue Lake and limestone formations, Coonawarra wine region for wine tasting experiences, and Naracoorte Caves National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site with impressive limestone caves and fossils.

Day 19 - 3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour

Continue your journey towards Adelaide, En route, you'll pass through charming towns, scenic landscapes, and possibly stop at additional points of interest. As you approach Adelaide, your guide will provide information about the city's history, culture, and must-visit places.

Day 20 - Barossa Valley

Today you will join a culinary journey to the renowned Barossa Valley wine region. Known for its world-class wineries, gourmet food, and picturesque landscapes. During the tour, you'll visit premium wineries for tastings of fine wines, learn about winemaking techniques, and savor gourmet cuisine paired with local produce. The tour provides insights into Barossa's rich wine heritage, cultural significance, and culinary delights, offering a memorable experience for wine enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

Day 21 - Day at Leisure

Today is a day at leisure; you might visit cultural attractions such as Adelaide Zoo, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Oval or take a scenic walk along the River Torrens Linear Park. Alternatively, indulge in Adelaide's food scene with a visit to nearby eateries, cafes, or wine bars. Adelaide is also known for its vibrant festivals, markets, and live music scene, providing plenty of options for entertainment and cultural immersion.

Day 22 - Fly to Perth

Heading further west on a 3.5 hour flight you will land in Perth. After settling in you might take some time to explore some of the nearby city landmarks like Elizabeth Quay, Perth Cultural Centre, or Kings Park.

Day 23 - Rottnest Island

Join a scenic ferry ride to Rottnest Island; upon arrival, join the guided bus tour that takes you around the island's highlights, including pristine beaches, historical sites, and stunning viewpoints. Learn about the island's unique flora and fauna, history, and the famous quokkas, adorable marsupials native to the island. Enjoy a delicious lunch during the tour, with options showcasing local produce and flavors. Later you have some free time to explore Rottnest Island before heading back to the city.

Day 24 - Day at Leisure

Perth's culinary scene with a visit to local cafes, restaurants, or food markets. Perth is also known for its cultural institutions, art galleries, and vibrant nightlife, offering a range of experiences to suit different interests.

Day 25 - Farewell Perth

On your final day you can enjoy a leisurely morning reflecting on your experiences over the last 25 days before continuing your journey to your next destination.

Another day at leisure; you might want to join the Swan River cruise or explore Fremantle's historic streets and markets or head north to the iconic pinnacle desert. Alternatively, indulge in

Melbourne CBD from the Yarra River, Victoria Credit: Tourism Australia
Rottnest Island Credit: Tourism Australia

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MOTORHOME ITINERARIES

There is no better way to discover Australia than with a motorhome holiday. Below are three suggested motorhome itineraries to help you roam free, wake up to a new view every day, and immerse yourself in nature.

10 DAY TOP END HEARTLAND

Day 1: Arrive Darwin

Day 2: Free day in Darwin

Day 3: Darwin to Kakadu National Park 255km (2hr 45min)

Day 4: Free day in Kakadu National Park

Day 5: Kakadu National Park to Katherine 305kmn (3hr 10min)

Day 6: Free day in Katherine

Day 7: Katherine to Litchfield National Park 255kms (2hr 35min)

Day 8: Free Day in Litchfield National Park

Day 9: Litchfield National Park to Darwin 106km (1hr 15min)

Day 10: Depart Darwin

12 DAY SOUTHWEST EDGE

Day 1: Arrive Perth

Day 2: Free day in Perth

Day 3: Perth to Bunbury 170km (2hr)

Day 4: Bunbury to Margaret River 105km (1hr 30min)

Day 5: Free day in Margaret River

Day 6: Margaret River to Pemberton 135km (1hr 40min)

Day 7: Pemberton to Albany 230km (2hr 45min)

Day 8: Albany to Hopetoun 340km (3hr 40min)

Day 9: Hopetvoun to Esperance 220km (2hr 10min)

Day 10: Esperance to Hyden 385km (4hr)

Day 11: Hyden to Perth 335km (3hr 45min)

Day 12: Depart Perth

MUST DO'S:

Wine & dine with Sunset views with Darwin Harbour Cruises

Make a splash around Darwin with a 00Seven Jet Ski Adventures.

▪ Visit a modern-day Aboriginal community over on Tiwi Island with Sealink

▪ Journey across to Arhemland National Park with Kakadu Cultural Tours

▪ Find wild crocodiles with Yellow River Cruises

Get lost in the Katherine gorges with Nitmilul Katherine

Take to the skies on a scenic flight with Katherine Helicopters

MUST DO'S:

▪ Take to the street of Perth with a local guide with Two Feet & a Heartbeat

▪ Cruise down the Swan River with Captain Cook Cruises

▪ Cruise over to see the smiling quokka with Rottnest Express

▪ Swim with the wild dolphins with Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre

▪ Sample the local wines at either Voyager Estate, Leeuwin Estate or Vasse Felix

▪ Join a Whale Watching cruise with Naturalist Charters Discover traditional medicines, bushtucker & culture with Koomal Breaming Cultural Experience

12 DAY TASMANIA EXPLORER

Day 1: Arrive Hobart

Day 2: Free day in Hobart

Day 3: Perth to Port Arthur 90km (1hr 20min)

Day 4: Port Arthur to Coles Bay 200km (2hr 55min)

Day 5: Free Day in Coles Bay

Day 6: Coles Bay to Launceston 179km (2hr 15min)

Day 7: Launceston to Cradle Mountain 150km (2hr 15min)

Day 8: Free Day in Cradle Mountain

Day 9: Cradle Mountain to Strahan 149km (3hr 10min)

Day 10: Free Day in Strahan

Day 11: Strahan to Hobart 300km (4hr 30min)

Day 12: Depart Hobart

MUST DO'S:

▪ Discover the history of Hobart with Hobart historic walking tours

Enjoy a scenic flight over the city with Par Avion

See vertical sea cliffs of the Tasman Peninsular with  Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

▪ Travel back in time at the Port Arthur Historic Site

Uncover the iconic Wineglass Bay by boat with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

▪ Taste the local wines at either Josef Chromy or House of Arras

Meet the infamous Tassie Devil at Devils@Cradle

▪ All Aboard the Heritage West Coast Wilderness Railaway

▪ Explore untouched Rainforest on the Gordan River Cruise

Capacity: 2 Adults, 1 Child Description: Diesel engine, 71L fuel tank capacity, Automatic transmission, Cruise control Cook: Gas cooker, External slide-out cooker, Microwave (operates when connected to mains power), 130L fridge with freezer, Sink, Hot and cold pressurised water Live: Internal walk-through from driver’s, cab12V battery / 240V mains / solar panel, 85L fresh water tank, 104L waste water tank, Internal powerpoints, 12V socket and USB input, DVD Player with flatscreen and HDMI input, Shower, Toilet, Driver’s cab seats swivel to the front dining table, Rear dining table, Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating (when connected to mains power), External table.

Vehicle dimensions: Length: 7m Width: 2.02m Height: 2.8m Interior Height: 1.90m

Capacity: 4 adults, Drive: Diesel engine, 71L fuel tank capacity, Automatic transmission, Cruise control. Cook: Gas cooker, External slide-out cooker, Microwave (operates when connected to mains power), 130L fridge with freezer, Sink, Hot and cold pressurised water. Live: Internal walk-through from driver’s cab, Electric drop down double bed, 12V battery / 240V mains / solar panel, 97L fresh water tank, 97L waste water tank, Internal powerpoints, 12V socket and USB input, DVD Player with flatscreen and HDMI input, Shower, Toilet, Driver’s cab seats swivel to the rear, Dining table, Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating (when connected to mains power), External storage locker.

Vehicle dimensions: Length: 6.7m, Width: 2.25m , Height: 3.2m, Interior Height: 2.06m

Capacity: 6 adults, Drive: Diesel engine, 71L fuel tank capacity, Automatic transmission, Cruise control Cook: Gas cooker, Microwave (operates when connected to mains power), 130L – 188L fridge with freezer, Sink, Hot and cold pressurised water. Live: Internal walk-through from driver’s cab, 12V battery / 240V mains / solar panel, 82L - 90L fresh water tank, 82L - 90L waste water tank, Internal powerpoints, 12V socket and USB input, DVD Player with flatscreen and HDMI input, Shower, Toilet, Front and rear dining tables, Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating (when connected to mains power), External storage locker.

Vehicle dimensions: Length: 7.55m - 7.90m, Width: 2.25m - 2.45m, Height: 3.35m - 3.60m, Interior height: 2.00m - 2.15m

Conditions & General Information

Rates: Determined by date of travel therefore split season rates may apply.

Rates are charged by calendar day, not 24 hour periods.

Driver’s age: Min 21 years.

Driver’s Licence: A full resident country driver’s licence, held at least one year. If not in English, an International Drivers Licence is also required.

Depots: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Darwin, Hobart(incurs an AU$115 location fee), Broome (incurs an AU$835 remote location fee).

Branch Hours: Please check with your consultant for each branch. All branches are closed Christmas Day and Australia Day Public Holiday (26 January). All rentals picking up or dropping off on the following days will incur an additional AU$115 surcharge: Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and State Holidays. Standard Rates Include: Unlimited kilometres, 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax), 3% Administration fee, Kitchen equipment, Linen & bedding, General equipment, GPS, Camper help, Customer care 24 hour, 7 days per week road service helpline (toll free). Extra Drivers will incur a fee of $4 per day. All Inclusive Rates (Maui “High Road” Value Pack) Include: The Value Pack is a bundled extra which provides reduced liability and selected value-added products/services for a great road trip. Liability Reduction Option (liability reduction), Unlimited Windscreen and Tyres, Undercarriage/Overhead damage (covered for accidental damage), Single Vehicle Rollover, Fan/ Heater, 3x Toilet Chemicals, Camp Chairs and Table, and Baby/Booster Seats (with prior request). When taking out Maui Inclusive

maui Cascade
maui River
maui Ultima Plus

when connected to mains power) 130L – 188L fridge with freezer, Sink Hot & cold water Kitchen kit (cooking utensils, pots & pans) Kettle and toaster, Front and rear dining tables Live: 12V battery / 240V mains / solar panel 82L – 100L, fresh water tank 82L – 100L, waste water tank, Internal powerpoints, 12V socket and USB input Shower/ Toilet, Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating (when connected to mains power) Personal kit, Including bedding for each person.

Vehicle dimensions:Length: 7.55m - 7.90m Width: 2.25m - 2.45m Height: 3.35m - 3.60m Interior height: 2.00m - 2.15m

Conditions & General Information

Rates: Determined by date of travel therefore split season rates may apply. Rates are charged by calendar day, not 24 hour periods.

Driver’s age: Min 21 years.

Driver’s Licence: A full resident country driver’s licence, held at least one year. If not in English, an International Drivers Licence is also required.

Depots: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Darwin, Hobart(incurs an AU$100 location fee), Broome (incurs an AU$750 remote location fee).

Branch Hours: Please check with your consultant for each branch. All branches are closed Christmas Day and Australia Day Public Holiday (26 January). All rentals picking up or dropping off on the following days will incur an additional AU$115 surcharge: Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and State Holidays.

Capacity: 2 adults Drive: Diesel engine, 71L fuel tank capacity, Automatic transmission, Cruise control Cook: Gas cooker, Microwave (operates when connected to mains power) 78L fridge with freezer, Sink Hot & cold water, Kitchen kit (cooking utensils, pots & pans) Kettle and toaster, Dining table with front cab swivel seats Live: 12V battery / 240V mains / solar panel 75L fresh water tank 55L waste water tank, Internal powerpoints, 12V socket and USB input Shower/ Toilet Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating (when connected to mains power) Personal kit, Including bedding for each person.

Vehicle dimensions: Length: 7.05m Width: 1.93m Height: 3.10m Interior height: 1.92m

Standard Rates Include: Unlimited kilometres, 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax), 3% Administration fee, Kitchen equipment, Linen & bedding, General equipment, GPS, Camper help, Customer care 24 hour, 7 days per week road service helpline (toll free). Extra Drivers will incur a fee of $2 per day. All Inclusive Rates (Britz Inclusive Pack) Include: Liability Reduction Option (to NIL), Single Vehicle Rollover, Extra Driver Fees, Picnic table and chairs (chairs per person travelling), Linen Exchange, Baby / Booster seat – on request, Wifi (1GB).

Express Return Pack: Allows customers to return gas bottle empty, return fuel tank empty, Toilet emptying services (Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne only), Express key return (when purchased in conjunction with Liability Reduction Option or the Britz Inclusive Pack).

Liability Deposit: If the Liability Reduction Option or the Britz Inclusive Pack is not taken, the customer must pay the Liability Deposit. The Liability Deposit is $5,000 and is applicable regardless if the hirer has purchased

private travel insurance. The customer must provide a valid credit card to pay the Liability Deposit and the amount will be debited to the customer’s credit card on the day of vehicle collection.

Minimum Hire: Minimum rental period is 5 days for same city rentals. Minimum rental period is 10 days for hires where travel dates include 20 Dec to 10 Jan.

One Way Rentals: One-way rentals are available between all locations. Minimum rental for one-way hires is 7 days or greater depending on location. A fee of $165 applies where pick up originates from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart or Adelaide & returns to these locations. Any hires from/ to Darwin, Broome,

Capacity: 5 adults Drive: Diesel engine, 80L fuel tank, capacity, Automatic transmission, Cruise control, Outback Safety Kit Cook: Kitchen gear in the rear slide-out unit, Portable butane cooker with canisters, 40L slide-out fridge (set to either fridge or freezer) Camp table provided for the portable cooker to sit on Live: 12V battery (rear), 20L jerry can for fresh water, 12V socket and USB input in rear canopy, Awning, Camp table and chairs, 1 double bed (roof-top tent): 1.97m x 1.25m, 3 single self-inflating sleeping mats (for annex): 1.92m x 0.58m x 0.08m thick

Vehicle dimensions:Length: 5.33m Width: 1.87m Height: 2.42m (3.52m roof-top tent up)

Conditions & General Information

Rates: Determined by date of travel therefore split season rates may apply. Rates are charged by calendar day, not 24 hour periods.

Driver’s age: Min 21 years.

Driver’s Licence: A full resident country driver’s licence, held at least one year. If not in English, an International Drivers Licence is also required.

Depots: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Darwin, Hobart(incurs an AU$115 location fee), Broome (incurs an AU$835 remote location fee).

Branch Hours: Please check with your consultant for each branch. All branches are closed Christmas Day and Australia Day Public Holiday (26 January). All rentals picking up or dropping off on the following days will incur an additional AU$115 surcharge: Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and State Holidays.

Standard Rates Include: Unlimited kilometres, 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax), 3% Administration fee, Kitchen equipment, Linen & bedding, General equipment, GPS, Camper help, Customer care 24 hour, 7 days per week road

Capacity: 2 adults Drive: Diesel engine, 80L fuel tank capacity, Automatic transmission, Cruise control Cook: Gas cooker Microwave (operates when connected to mains power), 80L fridge with freezer, Sink, Hot and Cold water Live: Internal walk-through from driver’s cab, 12V battery / 240V mains / solar panel110L fresh water tank, 110L waste water tank, Internal powerpoints, 12V socket and USB input, DVD Player with flat screen and HDMI input, Shower, Toilet, Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating (when connected to mains power Vehicle dimensions:Length: 5.5m Width: 2.06m Height: 3.10Interior Height: 1.95m

service helpline (toll free). Extra Drivers will incur a fee of $4 per day. All Inclusive Rates (Britz “High Road” Value Pack), LIABILTY OPTIONS Travellers can choose between the following liability options: ‘The Low Road’ - our most basic level of liability cover - liability AU$5,000 - AU$8,000

‘The High Road’ - our highest liability cover giving the most peace of mindliability reduced to Nil (AU$0) excluding 4WD which is AU$500.

If hiring: Britz toilet & shower - Liability Reduction Option (liability reduction), Unlimited Windscreen and Tyres, Undercarriage/Overhead damage (covered for accidental damage), Single Vehicle Rollover, Fan/ Heater, 3x Toilet Chemicals, Camp Chairs and Table, and Baby/Booster Seats (with prior request).

If hiring: Britz non-toilet & shower - Liability Reduction Option (liability reduction), Unlimited Windscreen and Tyres, Undercarriage/Overhead damage (covered for accidental damage), Single Vehicle Rollover, Fan/ Heater, Camp Chairs and Table, and Baby/Booster Seats (with prior request).

Liability Deposit: If the Liability Reduction Option or the Britz Inclusive

Capacity: 2 adults, 2 Children Drive: Diesel engine, 71L fuel tank capacity, Automatic transmission, Cruise control Cook: Gas cooker, Microwave (operates when connected to mains power), 130L fridge with freezer, Sink, Cold water, Driver’s cab seats swivel to the

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Pack is not taken, the customer must pay the Liability Deposit. The Liability Deposit is AU$5,000- AU$8,000 and is applicable regardless if the hirer has purchased private travel insurance. The customer must provide a valid credit card to pay the Liability Deposit and the amount will be debited to the customer’s credit card on the day of vehicle collection.

Minimum Hire: Minimum rental period is 5 days for same city rentals. Minimum rental period is 10 days for hires where travel dates include 20 Dec to 10 Jan.

One Way Rentals: One-way rentals are available between all locations. Minimum rental for one-way hires is 7 days or greater depending on location. A fee of $185 applies where pick up originates from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart or Adelaide & returns to these locations. Any hires from/ to Darwin, Broome, Alice Springs or Perth, the one-way fee will be AU$280. Road Restrictions: Campervans can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads. Should a customer wish to travel on an unsealed road it will be on a request basis only pending road conditions, weather & distance.

Britz Safari
Britz Trailblazer
Britz Voyager

TRAINS SEE THE BEST OF AUSTRALIA BY TRAIN

THE GHAN

A journey a million years in the making. An Australian icon. And rightly so. The Ghan travels north to south, south to north, between Adelaide and Darwin through the heart of Australia’s Red Centre. Stop at Katherine, Alice Springs and on The Ghan Expedition, Coober Pedy. Get ready to be awed by this land and everything it represents.

THE GHAN

Departing Adelaide, travel through the Red Centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best on The Ghan. Watch the landscape change from verdent greens to arid plains, where the colours of the outback saturate the landscape. Stop in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine to learn about the history, culture and significance of each remote outpost as you travel on this legendary train. Or, experience the return journey in March and November and stop in Manguri for an evening experience.

THE GHAN EXPEDITION

A unique and epic experience, explore the wonders of Australia’s vast interior on one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys. Beginning in Darwin, this 4-day, all-inclusive journey takes you to some of the most remote and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort. Your adventure through the country’s vast, varied, and captivating interior will show you the true meaning of the Australian outback. In the Northern Territory, explore Katherine and Alice Springs, where you’ll enjoy a signature dining experience at the Telegraph Station, and in South Australia, visit Manguri and Coober Pedy before reaching your final destination of Adelaide.

ONBOARD EXPERIENCE

Platinum: For the discerning traveller, Platinum adds an enhanced level of sophistication to each journey. Stylishly appointed spacious suites, personalised service, along with world-class food and wine in the exclusive Platinum Club carriage, make this a very special travel experience.

Gold Premium: A new style of travel, featuring newly designed, contemporary twin cabins that take inspiration from the colours and contours of the Australian outback, with exclusive access to the new Gold Premium Lounge and Gold Dining carriages.

Gold: The moment you step into your cabin, you’ll be immersed in the world of romance that epitomises rail travel. Our Gold Twin and Single cabins, our most popular choice of accommodation, have everything to make you feel at home and the journey even more memorable.

SPIRIT OF QUEENSLAND

ROUTE: BRISBANE – CAIRNS | DISTANCE: 1,681 KM

Contemporary, comfortable and designed for relaxation, the Spirit of Queensland offers features that redefine the modern rail travel experience. Travelling the state’s coastline from Brisbane to Cairns and all regions in between, the Spirit of Queensland will boast an Australian first with the revolutionary RailBed that converts from a seat to a lie-flat bed for overnight travel.

NORTHBOUND SERVICE TIMETABLE

Departs Brisbane Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat

Arrives Proserpine Tues, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun

Departs Proserpine Tues, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun

Arrives Cairns Tues, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun

One way fares per person from

Brisbane - Cairns or v.v

Brisbane - Whitsundays or v.v

Whitsundays - Cairns

SOUTHBOUND SERVICE TIMETABLE

Departs Cairns Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun

Arrives Proserpine Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun

Departs Proserpine Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun

Arrives Brisbane Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat & Mon

£132 £232

£114

£196

£73 -

INDIAN PACIFIC

ROUTE: SYDNEY - ADELAIDE - PERTH | DISTANCE: 4,352 KM

Stepping aboard the mighty Indian Pacific, you’ll feel a great sense of anticipation as this unforgettable Australian adventure begins to unfold. Whether you’re journeying from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific or the other way round, you’ll be making your way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. This is a journey defined by contrast, encompassing the towering majesty of the Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor and every goldmine, ghost town and grapevine in between. Take advantage of the Off Train Experiences which are specially designed to fit in with the train timetable so you’ll have the opportunity to experience some of the area’s best sights and better yet, they are included as part of your journey.

TIMETABLE:

Eastbound sectors are: Perth to Sydney, Perth to Adelaide and Adelaide to Sydney. Westbound sectors are: Sydney to Perth, Sydney to Adelaide and Adelaide to Perth.

One way fares per person from

Sydney - Adelaide or v.v

Adelaide - Perth or v.v

- Perth

Travel Seasons:

• High Season: September to November 2025

Shoulder Season: January to May 2025, August 2025, December 2025.

• Low Season: June to July 2025.

GREAT SOUTHERN

ROUTE: ADELAIDE - BRISBANE | DISTANCE: 2,623 KM

Great Southern is the newest Australian rail adventure from Journey Beyond. Only available in December and January, the journey features rugged coastlines, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks, and exhilarating capital cities.

From Adelaide, it’s a two-night, three-day journey to Brisbane, stopping at the stunning Grampians along the way.

Disembark and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Grampians National Park before continuing to the nation’s Capital, Canberra, where you’ll get the chance to explore some of its highlights. Finally, a stop on the breathtaking northern New South Wales coast will be another highlight of your journey before reaching your final destination of Brisbane.

From Brisbane, it’s a three-night, four-day journey through to Adelaide. Enjoy a beachside dining experience on the northern New South Wales coast before continuing south to world-renown wine region, the Hunter Valley. Continuing from here, travel overnight where the Off-Train Excursions include Melbourne, Geelong or regional Victoria and the Great Ocean Road. As with The Ghan and the Indian Pacific, your journey on Great Southern is all inclusive of meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions.

Timetable: Eastbound sector is Adelaide to Brisbane. Westbound sector is Brisbane to Adelaide.

One way fares per

Travel Season: December 2025 and January to February 2026

GUIDED WALKS

Walks of Australia offers superb and quintessentially Australian walking experiences that engage walkers in some of the world’s most spectacular terrain. They inspire travellers to explore Australia’s diverse landscapes on foot, where guests reconnect with nature in small, intimate groups. The journeys are led by expert guides with a deep understanding and appreciation of the environment. All operators provide the utmost in style and comfort with outstanding food and wine and exclusive comfortable accommodation so travellers can discover the people and places that make Australia unique without foregoing the creature comforts of home.

LARAPINTA SIGNATURE WALK - 5 Night / 6 Day - Northern Territory
Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, Great Ocean Road, VIC Credit: Tourism Australia
THE ARKABA WALK - 3 Night / 4 Day - South Australia
Pound and the Elder Range and the country is littered with the stories, and often heroic failures, of early pioneers who tried to eke a living from the harsh but beautiful country.
Credit: Great Walks of Australia
Credit: Great Walks of Australia

This truly unique adventure starts in the foothills of South East Queensland’s Main Range National Park, an area famous for its stunning collection of mountains, ridges, escarpments, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus. From here, experienced guides will lead you through a region that contains more than 30,000 hectares of parkland, numerous state forests and national parks. The Scenic Rim region is a real treasure trove of unique plants, animals and distinctive vegetation types. The mountains preserve living links to Australia’s ancient past, while one of Australia’s two species of lyrebird inhabits the region’s rainforest and wet eucalypt forests. The stories, rituals and traditions of the indigenous inhabitants are woven around the natural environment and highlight their connection to a living landscape.

Located in north-east Tasmania, the magnificent wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires provides a dramatic landscape, ecology and wildlife. The walk is a 5 day/4 night experience, led by well-informed guides, small groups of no more than 10 walkers can explore both the fascinating beach environment and the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands. The First Night's accommodation is spent at Red Feather Inn, in a twin room, The second night’s accommodation is spent at Forester Beach Camp, in a private haven nestled in a protected dune swale behind a stretch of superb white-sand beach. The third and fourth nights’ accommodation are at the award winning Bay of Fires Lodge. Includes: All Meals and Beverages. Departs: Daily Sept to June

The Freycinet Experience is the original guided walk on Tasmania’s east coast, taking you through the pink granite Hazard Mountains and rich coastal forests, and the purest of white-sand beaches including the world-renowned Wineglass Bay. Travel in the footsteps of the Oyster Bay Tribe, walking the same ancient bush tracks trodden some 30,000 years ago. Here, you’ll discover diverse marine and wildlife, nesting lagoons, wildflowers and other unique flora and fauna. The Freycinet Experience Walk is a fourday submersion into one the most stunning coastal wilderness areas on Earth. The ethos of this walking company is simple; serve up the best that nature has to offer.

Your four-day/three night guided walk covers 46.5 kilometres of the stunning Great Ocean Walk. Prepare for untouched beaches and towering Eucalypts just three hours from Melbourne. With expert guides by your side on the track and long table dinners come nightfall, Your accommodation each evening is in our exclusive eco lodge set in the forest, where foot spa’s and a comfortable bed awaits at the end of each days walk. Your experience concludes with a scenic helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles before returning to Melbourne. Departs: Weekly from 01 September through until 31 May.

The Cradle Mountain Huts seven-day walk is a fabulous journey within Tasmania’s World Heritage Area. Following the famous Overland Track, the walk extends from Cradle Valley to Lake St. Clair. This extraordinary World Heritage Area features a huge diversity of flora and fauna. Glacial lakes, rainforests, craggy peaks and alpine meadows provide the backdrop. Each evening’s accommodation is in one of five private huts nestled away in this remarkable park. Just off the Overland Track, each hut is a haven to retreat to at the end of the day with hot showers, heating, twin-share rooms with comfortable beds and a hearty three-course dinner with fine Tasmanian wines.

Departs: Daily between October – May

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The Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk is a 4 day small group experience showcasing WA’s turquoise ocean, sandy beaches, clifftops and towering karri forests which runs along WA’s famed south-west coastline. The experience combines up to 5 hours a day on this spectacular trail with magnificent food and wine of the Margaret River Region and secluded beachfront accommodation overlooking the National Park. Immerse yourself in the natural landscape, get up close with the rare flora and fauna, swim in the ocean, spot whales and dolphins from the cliff-tops. Relax in the luxury private pool villas with panoramic ocean views & indulge in Margaret River cheese and wine as the sunsets over the trail and ocean. Departs weekly on Sundays in season (March-June; Sept-Dec). Additional departures available on request.

Credit: Great Walks of Australia
Credit: Great Walks of Australia
Credit: Spicers Property Group
Credit: Great Walks of Australia
Credit: Great Walks of Australia
FREYCINET EXPERIENCE WALK - 3 Night / 4 Day - Tasmania
MARGARET RIVER CAPE TO CAPE WALK -
Night /
Day - Western Australia
Credit: Great Walks of Australia
WOLGAN VALLEY Southern
Ballies Lodge - At Longitude 131

from £1,189

from £1,133*

Arkaba’s beautifully restored 1850’s homestead, welcoming just ten guests at a time, is

beds and arid salt lakes have given way to spectacular rock formations and seemingly immortal River Red Gums; this is an ancient landscape in revival. Kangaroo mobs, emus and colonies of yellow-footed rock wallabies roam while a team of expert field guides immerse you in all-inclusive Wild Bush Luxury safari experiences.

inspired treatment or drink in the sunset on the Dune Top with jaw-dropping views to Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

With the backdrop of its majestic 18km long sandstone namesake, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers laid-back luxury in the rugged outback environment of Queensland. Located on a 28,000-hectare working cattle station, Mt Mulligan Lodge invites just 16 guests to experience the spirit of the outback’s captivating landscape that’s steeped in indigenous significance dating back 37,000 years. The property bears the marks of the gold and coal rush and in its current operation, the pastoral history of Australia. A range of experiences have been designed including guided tours of the goldfields, including a demonstration of Australia's oldest operating gold crusher, exploration of the historic Mt Mulligan coal mine and abandoned township, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) adventures, barramundi fishing, scenic helicopter flights and guided nature walks. Mt Mulligan Lodge is accessible via a 35-minute helicopter flight or 2.5-hour 4WD adventure from Cairns.

The height of luxury in Queensland High Country; Spicers Peak Lodge is set amongst some of Australia’s most breathtaking and diverse natural landscapes, including mountain escarpments, ancient volcanic regions to pristine backdrop of World Heritage national park. With 10 Suites and 2 private Lodges and an all-inclusive menu that showcases the best fresh, local produce, the Lodge offers a unique luxury wilderness experience.

supported by the very best of Australian bush cuisine and a selection of fine Western Australian wines. Includes All Inclusive meals & beverages.

Refreshingly off the radar, the newly refurbished Capella is Lord Howe’s premium luxury retreat. Combining contemporary design with glorious natural surroundings, Capella’s relaxed aesthetic lets the true stars shine: views of the ocean and Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. Nine suites welcome the outside in and feature custom furnishings, island-themed artworks and private decks, many with plunge spas to create a sense of barefoot luxury. Fine dining is a highlight and menus champion a bounty of local seafood and fresh regional produce. The World Heritage-listed site is a paradise of rainforests and beaches and recreations span mountain walks and exploration of the world’s southernmost coral

MOUNT MULLIGAN
SCENIC RIM

EXPLORE THE NSW

From pristine beaches to the awe-inspiring Australian outback, New South Wales (NSW) is one of the most unique places in the world. NSW Holidays are the ideal way to explore the State and enjoy stunning stretches of coastline, great bushwalks in beautiful national parks, and outstanding dining experiences in spectacular locations.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Take a cruise past the Sydney Opera House to Manly or scale Sydney Harbour Bridge. Take a day trip to the natural wonderland of the Blue Mountains or the picturesque vineyards of the Hunter Valley. Rejuvenate your senses in Byron Bay and watch dolphins in the clear waters at Port Stephens. Visit the South Coast with over 30 national parks, marine parks and reserves, as well as gorgeous beaches and rich Aboriginal history.

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DAY 1: Sydney, Blue Mountains (100km) -This morning collect your hire car before heading out of the city to the world heritage listed Blue Mountains. On the way why not stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park to see koalas and hand feed kangaroos.

DAY 2: At leisure - There is time to visit Scenic World where you can ride the world’s steepest incline railway and enjoy spectacular rainforest views from a cable car. At Waradah Aboriginal Centre you can experience traditional dance, music and examine authentic artworks. There is plenty of walking tracks available where you can view the majestic Three Sisters whilst the townships of Katoomba and Leura are well known for their specialty shops and excellent dining.

DAY 3: Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley (240km) - Today you head north to the Hunter Valley wine country. The area offers over 120 wineries and many will offer tastings at the cellar door. In addition to the many wineries there are plenty of great restaurants, galleries, and producers selling locally produced handmade cheese and olive oil.

DAY 4: Explore the Hunter Valley - Today is free to explore all the Hunter valley has to offer. You may like to join a wine tour and visit one of the regions famous wineries. For the more active you can explore the area by hired bicycle or even take a trip in a horse and carriage. There is always the option of enjoying a treatment in the hotel spa and enjoy fine dining at the Chez Pok restaurant.

DAY 5: Hunter Valley, Port Stephens (90km) - Head back to the coast and make your way to Port Stephens. This beautiful resort offers something for everyone but is best known for its crystal clear water, beautiful beaches, gourmet restaurants and whale and dolphin watching.

DAY 6: Newcastle, Central Coast, Sydney (210km) - Travel south along the Pacific Highway. We recommend spending time in Newcastle and the Central Coast before returning your car on arrival back in Sydney.

DAY 1: Sydney, Jervis Bay (200km) Pick up your car hire in Sydney City and begin your journey towards your first destination, Paperbark Camp. Enjoy the scenic drive and stop at interesting places along the way. Arrive at Paperbark Camp and settle into your luxury tent nestled in the Australian bush.

DAY 2: At Leisure Spend your day exploring the surrounding wilderness, perhaps taking guided nature walks or relaxing at the camp's spa. Enjoy gourmet meals prepared with local ingredients and unwind under the starry night sky.

DAY 3: Batemans Bay (115km) - Travel to Lincoln Downs Resort, a serene retreat offering comfort and tranquility. Check-in and take time to relax by the pool or explore the resort's amenities. You might also venture out to nearby attractions or enjoy a leisurely evening at the resort's restaurant.

DAY 4: Eden (200km) - Continue your journey south to Eden, located along the stunning Sapphire Coast. Check-in and discover the natural beauty of this coastal region. Explore nearby beaches, go fishing, or visit local attractions like the Eden Killer Whale Museum.

DAY 5: Lakes Entrance (240km) Arrive at Lakes Entrance, a picturesque waterfront town. Check into your accommodation and spend the next two days exploring the lakes, beaches, and charming cafes of the area. You can also take boat tours, go fishing, or simply relax by the water.

DAY 6: Lakes Entrance (310km) - Visit Metung Hot Springs for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy soaking in the warm mineral-rich waters, indulge in spa treatments, and unwind amidst the serene surroundings.

DAY 7: Melbourne (300km) - Travel west toward Chadstone, you will travel through the picturesque region of the Yarra Valley. Known for its stunning vineyards, gourmet food, and natural beauty. It's a popular destination for wine enthusiasts, offering a wide range of award-winning wineries where visitors can taste exquisite wines and enjoy vineyard tours.

Day 8: Depart Melbourne

Spend you last day exploring Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, is one of Australia's largest and most renowned shopping malls. Featuring over 550 stores, including flagship outlets of top international and Australian brands, making it a paradise for fashion enthusiasts. Chadstone also offers a diverse dining scene, with numerous cafes, restaurants, and food courts serving a variety of cuisines, from casual bites to fine dining experiences.

Kayaking, Jervis Bay. Credit: Dee Kramer
Hanging Rock, Blackheath, Blue Mountains Credit: Tourism Australia
Package code: AUB248DSD
Package code: AUB246DMWB

SYDNEY

Amora Hotel Jamison

TARONGA ZOO

CITY, ROCKS AND EASTERN SUBURBS

ROAR N SNORE OVERNIGHT

WALKING

BRIDGECLIMB SYDNEY

Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney on our original Climb experience. See Sydney at its best - take the Climb of Your Life with BridgeClimb Sydney. From dawn until dusk, the view is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), by day, twilight or night. Don’t miss this unforgettable, and uniquely “Sydney” experience.

Sydney is a harbour like no other. Inside its narrow heads lie more then 250 kilometres of bays, coves, beaches and promontories just waiting to be explored. Captain Cook Cruise is Sydney Harbour’s premier cruise operator. Our fleet of cruise, sail and solar powered vessels set the benchmark for dining, sightseeing and entertaining on the harbour.

Hop On Hop Off: Do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway with our famous Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer ferry pass conveniently allowing you to explore Sydney's best bits - Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay and Manly - all with the convenience of live commentary from a friendly local throughout your journey.

Harbour View Lunch Cruise: The Harbour Lunch Cruise is a great way to experience spectacular Sydney Harbour over Lunch. Featuring two-course à la carte this is one waterfront restaurant with endless and everchanging Sydney Harbour views. Departs: 12.30-2pm Wednesday to Sunday

Sunset Dinner Cruise: Cruise the harbour aboard Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000 with special seasonal flavour through twilight, summer evenings, winter city lights or autumn sunsets. Includes Canapes on arrival, 2 course meal, sparkling & still wines and the Main Harbour sights. (surcharge applies for guaranteed window seat) Departs: 5.00pm -6.30pm.

Welcome to Sydney Harbour Tall Ships, a small family owned company that allows thousands of people each year to ‘step back in time’ aboard a historic Tall Ship. Experience the unforgettable thrill of cruising in classic style & comfort & see all that the world’s greatest harbour has to offer from the unique perspective of Sydney’s only authentic timber tall ships.

Tall Ship Lunch Cruise - We set sail for a wonderful adventure & cruise past all of Sydney’s biggest attractions. You will discover Sydney’s rich history & some of the stories & tales behind these iconic landmarks. During the cruise you will be given an opportunity for a guided tour below deck or get involved & help us hoist & set the sails! Enjoy 2 hours sailing and a Tasty Buffet. Departs: Campbell’s Cove Floating Pontoon. Sails daily except Tuesdays, from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Twilight Dinner Cruise - There simply is no more glorious way to end a busy day of sightseeing than to join our sublime 2 hour twilight tall ship cruise. A truly unique part of your experience aboard a Tall Ship is the moment the wind takes over & the sound of the engine fades away. Enjoy a Tasty Buffet Dinner and amazing views as you sail off into the sunset. Departs: Campbell’s Cove Floating Pontoon. Sails daily except Tuesdays, from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

SEE SYDNEY & BEYOND ATTRACTION PASS - 3 OR 5 DAYS

Make the most

SYDNEY HARBOUR TALL SHIPS
SYDNEY HARBOUR CRUISING
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
The Sydney Opera House is not just the most famous building of the 20th century, but Sydney’s home of opera. Climb

Our first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill a working farm also home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure. Visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas, including views of the famous 3 Sisters and plenty of time available to take some great photos. Travelling around the mountains, we arrive at Evans Lookout where you will be issued your lunch pack and instructions on the hiking track. This is without doubt one of the most scenic hikes available in the mountains. The Hike Concludes at Govetts Leap, one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfalls drop a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you’re not mesmerised by the dancing waves of water spray, you’ll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. Suitable for active people with a reasonable level of fitness. Our last stop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens.

Diamond Tours is a family owned business operating for 10 years. We pride ourselves in providing a luxury personalised small group tour to the Blue

Join our multi-award winning tour discovering some of the best boutique wineries of the Hunter Valley. Appreciate regional variations and feel the process come to life through the passion of the winemakers. Visit 3-4 wineries which vary each day. Enjoy a delicious two course restaurant lunch with a glass of wine. Departs: Daily from 7am.

TWO DAYS BLUE MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT

The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Today your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.

Tour itinerary and highlights: Calmsley Hill Farm, Morning Tea, Complete circle loop of the Blue Mountains, Short walks to explore the remote regions with stunning views, Lunch at Hydro Majestic (day 2) & Spend an evening and morning at leisure in the Blue Mountains.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup, and drop off, Calmsley Hill Admission & morning tea Refreshments, National Park Fees, 2 Course Lunch with tea/coffee, Glass of Sparkling Wine on Day 2 & 1 night accommodation with Breakfast.

Exclusions: Beverages with meals & Lunch & Dinner on day 1.

UNCHARTED BLUE MOUNTAINS

POKOLBIN Spicers Vineyards
BLUE MOUNTAINS
WOLLONGONG Adina Apartment
Wollongong PORT MACQUARIE Rydges Port Macquarie
BYRON BAY Discovery Park Byron Bay
BYRON BAY Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

Less than two hours from Sydney, Scenic World is renowned for providing the ultimate Blue Mountains adventure - from native birdlife and fresh air, to breathtaking views of the World Heritage-listed region including the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and Jamison Valley.

Journey on the world's steepest incline railway, glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, descend into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway, explore Jurassic rainforest along the 2.4 kilometres walkway - the longest boardwalk in the Southern Hemisphere.

SUP & HIKING FULL DAY TOUR

Stand up paddle with direct descendants of the world’s first stand up paddlers and connect to land and sea through language and stories, and collect and taste seasonal bush food. Our tours take place on the homelands of the Gumbaynggirr tribal nation and all of our guides are Gumbaynggirr people or Aboriginal people who have strong familial ties to Gumbaynggirr country. This ensures a 100% authentic cultural experience whilst also enjoying adventure! All river locations for our paddle tours are within the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Inclusions: 2.5 hour Aboriginal guided stand up paddleboard tour (double kayak option available), Morning or afternoon tea (dependent on tour time), Wajaana Yaam sunglasses and All paddleboarding/kayaking equipment, life vests, rash guards. Operated by Scenic World

UNCORK THE HUNTER - FULL DAY TOUR

You want all of the inclusions and none of the fuss, right? Two Fat Blokes won’t have you putting your hand in your pocket all day to pay for tastings, lunch, and various nibbles - everything is included. When we say everything, we mean it: multiple wine tastings, a cheese & wine masterclass, a MYSTERY wine experience, chocolate & wine pairing, a super generous grazing box lunch, a glass of wine with lunch, AND a tour of a working brewery while you finish your day with a few cold beers in hand. Not to mention advice from our awesome guides, hotel pick up and drop off, and of course, luxury transport to get between these amazing inclusions! We've created unique wine encounters that are not available to your average walk-in winetaster. No other wine touring company in the Hunter Valley can share these with you!

Operated by Two Fat Blocks Per Person

Uncork the Hunter

Half Day Snapshot

£140

£70

Live the adventure that promises you a Quad Riding experience like no other with Sand Dune Adventures, on the biggest bikes over the biggest dunes! Experience the magnificence of the Worimi Sand Dunes on Stockton Beach, riding safely from bush to beach with our expert guides. Take in the wonders of the highest sand dunes in the southern hemisphere, the glorious

and the Biggest Bikes on Stockton Beach. Min age to Drive is 16years.

SUNRISE BALLOON FLIGHT

Balloon Aloft offers sunrise flights over some of Australia’s most beautiful locations including Hunter Valley & Byron Bay. Be the first to see the sunrise! Our balloon flights over the Byron Bay regionAustralia’s most easterly point - gives you the unique opportunity to be the first to watch the morning’s sunrise over the Australian mainland from the air. Our balloon flights over the Hunter Valley – Australia’s premier vineyard region – offers the perfect backdrop for the flight of a lifetime. Discover the beautiful Hunter Valley from a whole new perspective. Soar over the vineyards and discover the beauty of the Hunter region from above as you fly up to 4,000 feet above the valley floor.

Flight Inclusions: 45-60 minute sunrise balloon flight, Return Transport, The opportunity to assist with the inflation and deflation of the balloons (optional) Delicious gourmet breakfast, Digital in-flight photograph.

Operated by Balloon Aloft Per Person

Byron Bay Sunrise Flight

Hunter Valley Sunrise Flight

£216

£216

When it comes to that authentic beach-town vibe, Byron is a contender for the title all year round. The pristine northern climate and multiple breaks create ideal surf conditions, making it a renowned haven for locals, surfing legends, musicians and movie stars like. Lets Go Surfing is the perfect place to find your inner balance on the waves. These lessons offer a truly authentic surfing experience. Operated by Lets Go Surfing

BYRON SURF LESSON

of experience and context of Australia’s Capital in the time allowed. Witness the wonderful views of Canberra and the region from the top of Mount Ainslie. Visit NCA Exhibition Centre. Be guided through the corridors of power at Australia’s Parliament House. Survey the Parliamentary Triangle & its National Institutions.

BEST OF WILDLIFE & BIRDS

and time again the Best of Wildlife tour impresses those who choose to take part. A half day, afternoon tour, we travel at the best time of the day to see some of Australia’s unique animals in the wild. Pick up from accommodation and enjoy a 40-minute journey through the rural surrounds of Canberra to the Deep Space Tracking Station at Tidbinbilla. We’ll travel the short distance to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve where some of Australia’s most iconic native animals living in the wild . Departs: 1pm Winter, 3pm Summer

NORFOLK ISLAND

PARADISE IS MUCH CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.

Our island is just a 2.5-hour flight from Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland. So what are you waiting for? Come and experience 360° of Wonder with us.

DAY 3: At Leisure

Take a day to relax and enjoy the island at your leisure. You may choose to explore more attractions, indulge in local cuisine, or simply unwind on the island's beautiful beaches.

Day 4: Colleen McCullough Home Tour

Discover the legacy of acclaimed author Colleen McCullough with a tour of her former home. Learn about her life, work, and connection to Norfolk Island.

INCLUDES: 7 nights accommodation, Airport Transfers, Orientation tour, Baunti Fish Fry, Colleen McCullough Home Tour, Convict Kingston Tour & Commandants Dinner & Show.

DAY 1: Arrive Norfolk Island

Arrive at Norfolk Island and enjoy a seamless transfer from the airport to your accommodation. Take some time to settle in and unwind after your journey.

DAY 2: Orientation Tour

Embark on an orientation tour of Norfolk Island, getting acquainted with its history, culture, and attractions. Learn about the island's unique heritage and picturesque landscapes.

DAY 5: Convict Kingston Tour & Commandants Dinner & Show

Delve into Norfolk Island's convict history with a guided tour of Kingston, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Explore historic buildings, ruins, and hear stories of the island's early settlers. In the evening, enjoy a memorable evening at the Commandants Dinner & Show, featuring a blend of delicious local cuisine and captivating performances showcasing Norfolk Island's culture and heritage.

DAY 6: Baunti Island Fish Fry

You will have an eagle-eyed view of the tiny crescent-shaped beach and the magnificent spread of ocean stretching to the far horizon. The beautifully set tables will delight you – it's the most glamorous picnic you will ever attend! Scrumptiously fresh, local fish is prepared the local way and accompanied with a range of seasonal island dishes including those passed down from our Polynesian fore-mothers. This extends even to dessert. Our feast kicks off with entertainment, by a local singer and Tahitianstyle dancers. The venue is subject to change if the weather becomes inclement

DAY 7: At Leisure

Enjoy your last 2 days either exploring more of the island, picking up some souvenirs or relax at a nearby beach.

DAY 8: Depart Norfolk Island

Bid farewell to Norfolk Island as you depart for your onward journey, taking with your memories of a unique and enriching experience on this picturesque island.

NORFOLK ISLAND PARADISE HOTEL & RESORT

NORFOLK ISLAND GOVERNOR'S LODGE

CAR RENTAL INCLUSIONS:

Hire car delivered to your accommodation or airport at extra cost, 24 hour road side service & Unlimited kms

DRIVER REQUIREMENTS: All drivers must hold a full (non provisional),current driver's license in English.

SECURITY BOND

Upon sign up, Aloha Rent-a-Car requires either: Credit card details or cash deposit of AU$1,500.00 as a security bond. A debit card (with visa or mastercard logo on it) is also accepted for bond.

EXCESS DETAILS

Standard Insurance excess $1,500

OTHER KEY DETAILS

- Vehicle must be returned with a full tank of fuel.

- Maps will be provided in the vehicle - Accommodation pick up and return only service is only available at the following properties:

- Aloha Apartments, Bounty, Broadleaf, Castaway, Cumberland, Fletcher Christian, Governors Lodge, Paradise, Pine Valley, Polynesian, Saints, Seaview & South Pacific.

TRAFFIC TIPS

Give cows right of way

ISLAND FISH FRY

You will have an eagle-eyed view of the tiny crescent-shaped beach and the magnificent spread of ocean stretching to the far horizon. The beautifully set tables will delight you – it’s the most glamorous picnic you will ever attend! Scrumptiously fresh, local fish is prepared the local way and accompanied with a range of seasonal island dishes including those passed down from our Polynesian fore-mothers. This extends even to dessert. Our feast kicks off with entertainment, by a local singer and Tahitian-style dancers. We feel sorry for poor old La Perouse – he missed out on so much! But don’t you – come ‘long for ucklun’ on the Baunti Island Fish Fry. Here, you’ll be perched like an angel, between heaven and earth!

Departure days: Thursday and Saturday

Operated by Baunti Escapes

Island Fish Fry

(3-12 yrs)

On the Convict Kingston Tour you’ll learn about World Heritage Listed Kingston. You’ll hear about our first settlers, the Polynesians who came 900 years ago. And gain an insight into our First and second settlements as well as the facts and legends associated with each. After that you’ll learn how Norfolk became home to the descendants of the infamous Bounty mutiny. Walk through the historic cemetery. Refreshments provided. Includes: Refreshments

Departure days: Wednesday and Sunday

Operated by Baunti Escapes

Child (5-12 yrs) Convict Kingston Tour

This world-famous story will be told by a cast of actors hosted at a theatre restaurant. Come and join us for a night on the Bounty. Let us take you on a journey from England to Tahiti. This fun, factual and interactive dinner show will tell the story of life that led to the Mutiny on the Bounty. Join us for a night of feasting, frivolity and a lot of laughs. The cast of this amazing feature show will have you enthralled as we all sail with Captain Bligh and the Mutineers from the famous Bounty. Includes three course dinner.

Operates: Tuesdays only at 6pm Operated by Baunti Escapes

TASTE OF NORFOLK

On Taste of Norfolk you will meet first hand some passionate local producers. Taste and discover the fascinating history of Norfolk Island liqueurs, producing 15 liqueurs, rum, and whiskey from mostly local ingredients. Visit a local bee keeper where you will view flow hives and learn about the fascinating local honeybees on Norfolk Island as well as a tasting of the honey with seasonal fruit. Meet a local host making sea salt from the oceans that surround our beautiful island and taste our local beef with the salt, and something sweet! Then onto a cooking demonstration and tasting of our traditional dishes handed down by our Tahitian foremothers. Watch us create green banana fritters flavoured with local honey, or a similar dish, depending on the seasons.

Departure days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Operated by Baunti Escapes Adult Child (5-12 yrs) Taste of Norfolk

telling the story of the 1856 arrival from

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on Norfolk Island. This stunning 13 acre private property with original 1870’s Homestead and Blacksmiths Forge, includes the Island’s first tour bus - a1928 Model A Ford - plus viewing expansive gardens and memorabilia.

Includes: Tea & Coffee

Operates: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 9.30 am & 1.30pm

Duration: 3 hrs

Our Island Culture Tour showcases our rich and diverse cultural heritage, from our Polynesian and Tahitian fore-mothers, our Bounty Mutineer forefathers through to early influences of religion, and seafaring settlers joining our community including American Indians, African Americans, Irish, English, Sami and New Zealand Maori. You will be welcomed to an Island home steeped in history and gratitude for our forbearers, see artefacts passed down through the generations, listen to and learn about our local language, fishing, whaling, weaving, cooking, and our service to conflict and how these influences have shaped our community as Norfolk Islanders today.

Monday - 1.00pm

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NORFOLK ISLAND CULTURAL TOUR

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SUNSHINE COAST & K'GARI (FRASER ISLAND)

6 day Self Drive from Brisbane

DAY 1: Brisbane, Noosa (145km) - Sunshine Coast. Here you can experience the typically Australian laid-back lifestyle centred round pristine beaches, freshwater rivers, lakes and subtropical forests.

DAY 2: At leisure on the Sunshine Coast - Leave the car parked up today and explore this stylish seaside town by foot. With subtropical trees and greenery blending with low rise architecture, designer boutiques, alfresco cafe's and pristine beaches, it's easy to see why Noosa is such a popular holiday destination for Australians. It certainly offers the best of nature and culture for all to enjoy!

DAY 3: At leisure on the Sunshine Coast - Another day at leisure to explore Noosa. We suggest following the boardwalk from Noosa Main Beach into Noosa National Park. Along the way look out across Laguna Bay for dolphins and whales, or spot a koala in the trees. The National Park has many popular bays and surfing spots, not to mention walking paths for a short stroll or a longer hike.

DAY 4: Hervey Bay, K'gari (Fraser Island) (185km) - Travel north to Hervey Bay where you leave your car in a secure car park at River Heads Mainland Reception. Catch the ferry to world heritage listed Fraser Island. The island supports more than 40 beautiful fresh water lakes, towering rainforests, clear fast flowing streams, spectacular cliff faces of coloured sands and 120km of continuous ocean beach.

DAY 5: Explore K'gari (Fraser Island) - Kingfisher Bay Resort nestles amongst the tree covered dunes on the edge of the calm blue waters of the Great Sandy Straight and offers all the amenities of a modern resort while blending with Fraser Island's sensitive ecological system. It is a paradise for boating, fishing, swimming, beachcombing, bushwalking and four-wheel driving. The resort is surrounded by a wealth of plant and animal species.

DAY 6: Return to Brisbane (290km) - Return to the mainland by ferry this morning and then drive back to Brisbane where you return your rental car on arrival.

QUEENSLAND COASTAL EXPLORER 14

day Rail Travel from Brisbane to Cairns

DAY 1: Brisbane to Sunshine Coast (80km) After picking up your car hire in Brisbane City you will travel to Sunshine Coast hinterland.

DAY 2: Sunshine Coast Explore the region at your own pace. Maybe enjoy joining one of the many hiking trails, head over to the beach or visit Australia Zoo.

DAY 3: Sunshine Coast to Hervey Bay (230km) Today you will travel up to Hervey Bay. Along the way why not check out Maryborough West; home of Mary Poppins, enjoy brunch in Noosa or take a swim at Rainbow Beach.

DAY 4: K’gari (Fraser Island) Discover the world's largest sand island on a one-day 4WD adventure. Led by an experienced local guide, you’ll see K'gari's iconic sights on a curated itinerary of highlights such as Lake McKenzie, World Heritage-listed rainforest, 75 Mile Beach, Eli Creek and the historic Maheno Shipwreck.

DAY 5: Hervey Bay to Bundaberg (110km) Travelling further north you will find yourself in Bundaberg. Discovery the many amazing experiences available from visiting the Bundaberg Rum Factory, The Bundy Barrel, Macadamia Australia and many more.

DAY 6: Lady Musgrave Tour Lady Musgrave Island is surrounded by a 3,000-acre navigable reef lagoon brimming with marine life and colourful coral and known for its resident turtles and reef fish. Immerse yourself in this spectacular underwater world by either snorkeling, diving, glass bottom boat tour and join the informative guided island walk.

DAY 7: Bundaberg to Airlie Beach After a final day of exploring Bundaberg, return your vehicle and join the Spirit of Queensland for your onward journey to Airlie Beach. (Overnight Train Journey)

DAY 8-10: Airlie Beach After checking into your accommodation, you will have the next 3 days to explore the Whitsundays at your own pace. Why not consider booking a trip to the iconic Whitehaven beach, spend a day on Hamilton Island or enjoy a lovely sunset cruise with sparkling wine.

DAY 11: Airlie Beach to Cairns Today you will board the Spirit of Queensland once again and journey to Cairns. After checking into your Cairns accommodation, you have the remainder of the day to relax.

DAY 12-14: Cairns Over the next 3 days you can explore Cairns at your own pace. With access to 2 World heritage sites: Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest, thrill ride experiences, indigenous encounters, and many wildlife encounters to choose from there is something for everyone.

Noosa National Park, Noosa, QLD. Credit: Tourism Australia Green Island, QLD. Credit: Tourism Australia
North Stradbroke Island, QLD. Credit: Brisbane Marketing

BRISBANE & MORETON BAY

BRISBANE Spicers Balfour

With idyllic white beaches, crystal clear blue waters, the most stunning sunsets and the opportunity to hand feed wild dolphins, Tangalooma Island Resort is truly an island paradise in Brisbane’s backyard. Offering a wide range of accommodation, dining options and unique activities to suit all budgets and tastes, Tangalooma is where nature meets adventure.

Access: Boat transfers depart 4 times daily from Holt Street Wharf, Pinkenba – a 15-minute drive from the Brisbane CBD. Connecting coach transfers to the Wharf are available from Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast.

Facilities: 8 types of accommodation, Wild Dolphin Feeding Beach Day Cruise

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, avoid the traffic of going up or down the coast and just enjoy the relaxed tropical island lifestyle for the day - this really is the best Moreton Island day trip. Plus, enjoy full guest access to resort facilities including a heap of free land-based activities, pool tables, swimming pools, restaurants, bars and more.

So close to Brisbane, yet you'll feel worlds away. Or upgrade to the Desert Safari Day Cruise with Dolphin Feeding where you will receive a unique look into the heart of Moreton Island and

RIVER CRUISE & LONE PINE SANCTUARY

Board Brisbane’s most famous river boat, MV Mirimar, taking you upstream though some of the city’s most attractive suburbs and most interesting wildlife habitats. You will arrive at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you will have three hours to cuddle a koala, hand feed kangaroos and marvel at Australia’s many more animal wonders. Departs: Daily from the cultural centre pontoon from 10am till 3.30pm. Operated by Mirimar Cruises

STORY BRIDGE ADVENTURE CLIMB

The Story Bridge Adventure Climb offers an unparalleled 360-degree panorama of Brisbane from the city’s most iconic landmark. As you ascend the Story Bridge, Immerse yourself in Brisbane’s vibrant history and culture, as told by the best story tellers in town, their entertaining Climb Leaders. From the summit, take in the stunning views that capture the essence of Brisbane’s relaxed subtropical vibe, its sprawling cityscape, the winding river, and the lush landscapes beyond. This climb isn’t just a journey upward—it’s a captivating experience of the city’s heart and soul.

Duration: 2 Hours.

CROC TOURS

Australia Zoo, 1 hour north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast, was made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. The 105 acre zoo is the most interactive conservation destination on the planet, where you can get up close to animals, including koalas, wombats and kangaroos! Check out giraffes, rhinos, zebras, cheetahs and our new meerkats at the African Savannah, and majestic tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. See free-roaming ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabra tortoises, colourful macaws and more on Bindi's Island! 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. Includes: Pick up & Drop Off from your Hotel or Accommodation & Day Admission into Australia Zoo.

DOLPHINS & TANGALOOMA WRECKS CRUISE

Throw your swimwear into a bag and set sail to Moreton Island, a world-renowned destination for encountering dolphins, dugong and turtles. Located just 75 minutes from Brisbane, this full-day tour features an eco cruise, tropical buffet lunch, island beach time and guided snorkel tour at the famous Tangalooma Wrecks. Board the brand new AUD 4mill vessel, the Spirit of Migaloo II, and you’ll soon discover that there’s more to Moreton Island than meets the eye.

Departs: Daily Nov to May

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GOLD COAST & HINTERLAND

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CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Meet Australia’s native animals! Cuddle a Koala, pat a kangaroo, feed a crocodile or discover Lost Valley – a forgotten world where you can get up close to exotic animals. Watch Wild Skies Free Flight Bird Show or immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture. Kids can go wild at Wild Island Adventure Splash Zone! Watch our vets in action at one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, and learn about conservation. With over 16 daily shows and encounters, there’s fun for everyone!

GOLD COAST WATER SPORT

Gold Coast Watersports is the longest running & largest Watersports company on the Gold Coast. We feature the largest range of Watersports in one place on the Gold Coast with a huge range of packages including Jetski Hire, Jet Ski Tours, Parasailing, Jet Boat and the only company on the Gold Coast to

Admission & Koala

FULL DAY MOUNT TAMBORINE WINE TOUR

Discover the romance of one of the boutique region known as “The Green Behind the Gold”.

full day with our experienced guides visiting boutique, family owned vineyards in the stunning Gold Coast Hinterland. INCLUSIONS: Guided Tastings at 4 destinations, A delicious two-course

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DREAMWORLD AND SKYPOINT

NATURAL BRIDGE & SPRINGBROOK WATERFALLS TOUR

Step back into the Jurassic Era as you explore an ancient Gondwana rainforest dating back over 100 million years. Take in all that the World Heritage Rainforests of Springbrook and Natural Bridge has to offer as you explore the green behind the gold on this nature based hinterland experience. Experience the beauty of Natural Bridge. Be amazed at majestic 3000 year old Beech trees. Informative guided walks to view 5 waterfalls. Visit UNESCO world heritage listed Springbrook National Park. Travel through Numinbah Valley with its high cliffs and green country pastures. Stand on the edge of an extinct 23 million year old volcano.

INCLUSIONS: Hotel pick up, Afternoon Tea, National Park Fees

BUFFET LUNCH CRUISE

SUNSHINE & FRASER COASTS

Glass House Mountains, Mary Cairncross Lookout.
Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland / Jason Charles Hil Photography
HERVEY BAY Oaks Hervey Bay Resort and Spa

MALENY BOTANIC GARDENS & BIRD WORLD

Whether you are an avid botanist, a nature-lover or simply cherish the peace and tranquillity of beautiful gardens and rolling landscapes, a visit to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World is the perfect day out. No two days are the same at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. Throughout the year, our meandering pathways change from season to season, bursting into colour through the spring, filling with life and warmth in the summer months and taking on a tranquil serenity as winter approaches. Whatever season you choose to visit, there will always be plenty to see and do at Maleny Botanic Gardens.

TASTY TOURS

From the rolling hills of the Hinterland to its laid back vibe and world famous beaches, Queensland's Sunshine Coast has something for everyone. This tour focuses on meeting the makers. Whether it's following ancient traditions or developing innovations to advance production, we're sure you'll enjoy the journeys and stories of the Master Distillers, Head Brewers and Winemakers on this full day tour.

INCLUDES: Gin, beer, wine tastings, grazing plate, lunch, Tasty Tours Water Bottle, Hotel pickup.

Tasty Sunshine Coast Tour

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an abundance of curves and over numerous gentle hills. More than a train ride, it’s a truly magical experience. Journeys start at either Gympie or Amamoor’s historic railway stations.

Operated by Mary Valley Rattler

Classic Ratter

AUSTRALIA ZOO

Australia Zoo, one hour north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast, was made famous by the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. With over 110-acres, the 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.

HALF DAY WHALE WATCHING ENCOUNTER

by Tasman Venture

Day Whale Watching Encounter

NOOSA RIVER EVERGLADES BBQ CRUISE

For Hervey Bay’s ultimate whale watching experience, cruise aboard the Tasman Venture. The luxurious 20m catamaran offers spacious viewing decks, underwater viewing windows and a unique water level viewing platform for the ultimate up close and personal experience. Let the humpbacks amaze you with their close encounters and spectacular breaching. Our friendly, experienced and accredited staff will ensure you have an amazing experience you will never forget. Operated by Habitat Noosa

Board your purpose built vessel for a cruise along the pristine Noosa River lakes and into the dark, tranquil, mirrored waterways of the Noosa Everglades. Experience a guided boardwalk at Kinaba Interpretive Centre – your opportunity to explore the wetlands before we navigate our way into the Everglades. Enjoy a delicious Aussie BBQ lunch at historic Harry’s Hut – a relic of the early timber cutting days. Explore, take a swim in pristine waters, photograph the abundant wildlife or simply relax in this unique natural environment.

Departs: Daily (excluding 25th & 26th Dec) from 9am - 3.30pm

Optional Upgrade: Consider the more adventurous canoe option from morning tea to lunch - the “Bar-B-Canoe”. Paddle approx 75 minutes following the boat.

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Kingfisher Bay Resort

Found on the world’s largest sand island, K’gari (Fraser Island), which literally translates to “paradise” in the local Butchulla language, Kingfisher Bay Resort is the island’s premier ecoaccommodation offering. Base your adventure to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site at Kingfisher Bay Resort, choosing between their hotel, villa, or private holiday house accommodation.

Either style you choose, you’ll have access to the resort’s four swimming pools, Island Day Spa and three onsite resort restaurants.

Take a seat on Kingfisher Bay Resort’s Beauty Spots tour, which packages into a full day of adventuring, the highlights reel of K’gari’s sights. Aboard a custom built 4WD bus you’ll discover Lake McKenzie, Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek and Pile Valley’s giant forests growing miraculously out of the sand, before opening out on to 75-mile beach, a sand highway that leads towards the Maheno Shipwreck and Eli Creek. All meals are included in this day-long tour

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot is a coral cay located on the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, 80kms north-east of Bundaberg, just north of Fraser Island. The island is situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ of the Marine National Park and is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life.

Lady Elliot Island is regarded as one of the best diving and snorkelling locations on the Great Barrier Reef and is renowned for its healthy coral reef and abundance of turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and the entire cast of Finding Nemo.

Guests can snorkel straight from the beach and enjoy an average visibility of 20 metres all year around. The lagoon protects and nurtures the curiosity of beginners while the experienced snorkellers and divers explore the magic of the reef in deeper waters. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort offers a range of comfortable accommodation options, with each suite, unit and cabin designed to minimise impact on the island while enriching guests' experience of the seasonal wildlife. In keeping with the natural eco-friendly lifestyle there are no telephones, television or radios, and all rooms are fan-cooled. The rooms are simple but comfortable and have everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

Facilities:

Beachfront Café, Dining & Bar; Beach Volleyball; Children's Playground; PADI Dive Shop; Gift Shop

Access: A ferry departs 4 times daily from River Heads, Hervey Bay (9am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm & 6.45pm). Hervey Bay is accessible by Tilt Train, Coach or Air through Hervey Bay Fraser Coast Airport.

Discover K’gari Package

Inclusions: Return passenger ferry transfer ex River Heads ferry Terminal, Accommodation, Full day Ranger guided Beauty Spots 4WD bus tour of K'gari (Fraser Island) including morning or afternoon tea, lunch and National Park fees. Optional Extras: Breakfast & Car parking can be added

Activities:

Glass Bottom Boat/Guided Snorkel Tour; Guided Reef Walk (low tide); Island Tours/Activities; Bird Watching Tours (in season); Turtle Tours (in season)

Overnight Rates Include : Full Buffet Dinner and Breakfast, Use of Snorkel Equipment & lesson if required, Combined Glass Bottom/ Guided Snorkel Tour, Guided Reef Walk (on low tide), Guided Bird Tour (in season), Guided Turtle Nesting & Hatchlings (Nov - Apr), Whale Sightings (June to Oct) & Island Tours. Reef Levy not included.

Tropic of Capricorn
Elysian Eco Retreat, QLD / Credit: Tourism Australia
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
K'GARI - FRASER ISLAND

Gliding through the turquoise waters towards the idyllic tropical nature of Magnetic Island, you can see why it is one of Townsville's most loved islands. Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is elegantly laid out at the water's edge overlooking the Coral Sea and private marina. The ferry that transports you to the island from Townsville delivers you to the finest Magnetic Island accommodation. Boats bob at the marina and behind this modern Magnetic Island resort is a mountainous terrain that provides a picture perfect backdrop. At night, you can dine on the glittering boardwalk, with great food and wine on the table and a canopy of stars above. Peppers Blue on

Experience life on the Great Barrier Reef on Heron Island, world famous for its spectacular coral reef, extraordinary variety of aquatic life, whales, nesting turtles and as a breeding ground for an abundance of bird life where you are very much a guest of the natural environment. Activities include diving, snorkelling, semisubmersible and sunset cruises, a Junior Reef Ranger Program along with complimentary guided Island, Turtle and Reef tours. Heron Island offers 112, rooms, suite and beach house accommodation. It is the only hotel accommodation on Heron Island and one of the few locations on the planet where you can walk from

Orpheus Island Lodge is a rare island hideaway of exceptional beauty located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Nestled in a sheltered bay on the western side of the island, the lodge is dotted along a ribbon of serene beach and boasts Coral Sea views, languid breezes and spectacular sunsets. Orpheus showcases a plethora of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The fringing reefs and the neighbouring islands is home to 1,100 of the 1,500 reef fish species. Orpheus Island Lodge accommodates just 28 indulged guests at any one time. With a beautiful balance between contemporary and laid-back luxe island aesthetic, all accommodation types ensure a tranquil sanctuary for guests to unwind with enjoy the coral Sea views.

Lizard Island is located 240km north of Cairns and 27kmoff the coast of Tropical North Queensland. It is a National Park covering 1,013ha with 24 sandy beaches. The only resort located on a 1,013-hectare National Park and literally on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island offers seclusion and natural privacy that you will cherish. Add 24 private beaches, and with only 40 suites and villas, that means a private beach for every guest, couple or group. Lizard Island presents elegant, yet understated Great Barrier Reef accommodation in a variety of rooms, suites and villas. All of our resort rooms and suites offer serene luxury and a private location in which to enjoy your stay. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in each of the resort’s guest rooms and at dedicated areas across the resort.

Blue Resort provides idyllic accommodation on Magnetic Island making it an ideal escape destination all year round.

The resort features a range of accommodation choices from Hotel Rooms to Three Bedroom Apartments and Four Bedroom Penthouses, some with private plunge pools and all with sunny balconies upon which to relax.

The grounds are laid out around the Nelly Bay Marina with some rooms overlooking its pristine waters. Accommodation is situated within blocks of three storey walk-ups, with one of the blocks having lift access. The resort is positioned beside the island ferry terminal, just a short 20 metre stroll from the ferry.

your room to the beach and literally dive into one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

All accommodation, ranging from rooms set amongst an ancient Pisonia Forest that serves a sanctuary for marine birds and beachside rooms steps from the water to the larger Beach House and Point Suite, offer relaxed, low-key comfort and immediate access to crystal clear waters teeming with nesting turtles, reef fish, turtles, rays, reef sharks and more.

Includes: Accommodation, breakfast daily, snorkel equipment hire (mask, snorkel and flippers) and complimentary guided tours. Return Boat Transfer

Rates include all gourmet meals, a selection of quality Australian wines, spirits and beers, all-inclusive mini bar, a daily Orpheus experience (local snorkel, sunset cruise, guided hike, cocktail class, low tide walk, wine tasting and when in-season whale watching) and unlimited use of water equipment (motorised dinghy, paddle boards, kayaks, catamaran, light fishing and snorkelling gear).

Orpheus Island is accessible by a 30-minute helicopter journey from Townsville. Due to helicopter weight restrictions, passengers are requested to bring a small, soft duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 15kg in total.

*Please note room prices do not include heli transfer

The hour flight from Cairns allows you to take in the true majesty and scale of the reef, and the resort is literally on the reef - no long boat rides are needed to enjoy one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Your stay includes gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, a selections or fine Australian wines, beer, Spirits and Sparkling wine, use of non-motorised water sport equipment. Minimum Stay 2 nights and caters for children 10 years and over.

GETTING THERE: Regular flights are available from all Australian capital cities to Lizard Island daily via Cairns. East Air operates the connecting flight between Cairns and Lizard Island up to twice a day, which takes around 60 minutes.

HERON ISLAND Heron Island Resort
ORPHEUS ISLAND
Orpheus Island Lodge Hotel
LIZARD ISLAND Lizard Island

THE WHITSUNDAYS

AIRLIE BEACH Discovery Holiday Park
AIRLIE BEACH
AIRLIE BEACH Mantra Club Croc
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays Islands, QLD. Credit: Tourism Whitsundays

WHITSUNDAY ISLAND & WHITEHAVEN BEACH CRUISE

Picturesque Whitehaven Beach is one of the Whitsunday’s premier natural attractions. With seven kilometres of glistening white silica sand & crystal clear waters, Whitehaven is considered one of the top ten beaches in the world. Travel on board a high speed, air-conditioned catamaran with detailed Whitsunday commentary. On arrival at Whitehaven Beach take a relaxing stroll along the pristine sandy beach, enjoy a refreshing swim, join in the beach activities or just relax under a sun shelter.

Half Day Tours departs Port of Airlie (7.15am or 12pm), Daydream Island (7.50am or 12.35pm) and Hamilton Island (8.30am or 1.10pm)

Full day Whitehaven Beach tours depart at 7.15am from Port of Airlie, 7.50am from Daydream Island and 8.30am from Hamilton Island and include a delicious lunch on the beach and a walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout.

THUNDERCAT

Thundercat offers the “Adventure of a lifetime” around the Whitsunday Islands in one day. The tour visits the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet lookout, and offers two snorkels on the fringing Great Barrier Reef. Thundercat Whitsundays is a catamaran specifically designed for comfort, stability and speed. Thundercat visits the North and South Whitsundays Island in one day. Thundercat is suitable for anyone seeking an ‘adventure of a lifetime’ and is well known for being family-friendly. Departs: Daily from Airlie Beach at 9am returning at 5pm. Includes: Lunch and snorkelling equipment

Operated by RedCat Adventures

Operated by Cruise Whitsundays Adult Child (5-15 yrs)

Half Day Tour from Hamilton Island

Full Day Tour from Airlie Beach

REEFSLEEP

Depart Airlie Beach or your Island Resort early morning with Cruise Whitsundays for your cruise through the gorgeous Whitsundays to the Reefworld Pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Swimming, snorkelling, a semi-submarine ride, underwater observatory and generous buffet lunch – all part of your Reefsleep experience. Optional upgrades include guided snorkel safaris, scubadiving and heli-scenic flights. After the day-trippers head back to shore, the pontoon and the reef are exclusively yours. When darkness falls, dinner is served. The stars twinkle and the wine and conversation flow – a truly unique experience! Enjoy a sunset drink before your evening meal is served on deck, featuring fresh and delicious local produce. After dinner, slip into your cosy ‘Reefbed’ –it’s just you, the ocean and a galaxy of stars. Dawn on the reef is peaceful and unhurried. There’s time for some more snorkelling after breakfast – the reef is all yours to enjoy – or return to the underwater observatory and watch the reef come to life. After lunch, your Cruise Whitsundays vessel returns you to the mainland.

Departs: Port of Airlie (8am), Daydream Island (7.50am) and Hamilton Island (9.00am)

Returns: Hamilton Island (5pm), Daydream Island (5.40pm) and Port of Airlie (6.10pm)

Operated by Cruise Whitsundays

WHITSUNDAY BLUE SAILING

Whitsunday Blue is a beautiful sailing catamaran, with a spacious, open foredeck, shaded back deck and plenty of indoor seating. Enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival, relax and enjoy your cruise. Your host will prepare delicious, fresh meals using local produce. Whitsunday Blue has modern amenities and well-appointed cabins. See the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, snorkel in the beautiful blue waters over fringing reefs and maybe spot a turtle. Enjoy the use of stand-up paddleboards to view tropical marine life from another perspective. INCLUSIONS: Services of skipper and crew, all meals and snacks, tap water, tea and coffee, snorkelling equipment and basic tuition, bath towel & stinger suit

OCEAN RAFTING

Ocean Rafting offers two exciting day tour adventures, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights, as well as packages including the Fly and Raft and 60 minute scenic flights. The tours offer an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, the ultimate access to Hill Inlet Lookout and beaches, and special snorkelling sites. The fleet of semi-rigid inflatable vessels are super-fast, allowing guests to experience an exhilarating ride amongst the beauty of the Whitsundays. Departs Airlie Beach

Operated by Ocean Rafting

Rafting

Child (2-14 yrs)

HAMILTON ISLAND

WHETHER YOU’RE LOOKING TO DO PLENTY, OR NOTHING AT ALL, HAMILTON ISLAND IS THE ULTIMATE GETAWAY.

Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most spectacular and sought-after holiday destinations. A private, 100% Australianowned island resort, on Hamilton Island you’ll find a range of

a choice of cafes and restaurants, over 65 tours and activities and a 300+ berth marina. With its very own airport, you can fly direct to Hamilton Island from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and be enjoying the year-round average temperature of 26 degrees in under three hours.

3 NIGHT SNORKEL & EXPLORE EXPERIENCE

HAMILTON ISLAND
HAMILTON

Experience Australia’s most iconic private island resort

Welcome to a secluded paradise of serenity and breathtaking beauty. Surrounded by verdant cliffs, crescent-shaped white beach and celestial-blue sea, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will immerse guests in a world of five-star luxury and island wonders beyond their imagination. From the moment guests step off their seaplane, helicopter or luxury yacht, they’ll discover an idyllic destination of privacy and pampering; where diving the Great Barrier Reef, swimming in their private pool, sailing the Coral Sea, indulging in culinary artistry and personalised spa treatments are just a few of the many experiences that await.

The resort offers 182 elegantly appointed and recently renovated rooms across four distinct accommodation wings including 12 Beachfront Pavilions launched in September 2022. All rooms and suites feature a private balcony or terrace, air conditioning, TV, Wifi, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and daily room service. Families will love the Three Bedroom Hayman Suite, the Three Bedroom Beach House, and the luxurious Four Bedroom Hayman Residences. Indulge in one of four restaurants and bars alongside a bespoke collection of destination-inspired private dining experiences. Resort facilities include 24-hour room service, two pools, private beach, fitness centre, spa, 4 tennis courts, 2 squash courts, concierge desk.

Pool Wing
One Bedroom Suite Pool Access
Premium Lagoon Ocean View Room
Restaurant
MISSION
TRINITY BEACH
Sand Beach

KURANDA PACKAGES

Experience the contrast of the region’s oldest railway and the world’s most beautiful Cableway, knowing that we have taken care of all the details with our Kuranda Boarding Pass. Tjapukai is our first stop, including lunch and an Indigenous guide for the morning. Experience Wet Tropics Rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, before some free time in Kuranda. Avoid the ticketing lines before boarding the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail, our Kuranda Boarding Pass ensures you will have preferential seating. Gold Class upgrade available on Kuranda Scenic Rail – ask for details. Kuranda, Rail & Skyrail: • Pre allocated preferential seating on Kuranda Scenic Railway • Free time in Kuranda • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway • Return Hotel Transfers

Operated by Down Under Tours

Kuranda, Rail & Skyrail from Cairns/Northern Beaches (KQS)

Kuranda, Rail & Skyrail from Port Douglas (PKSQ)

TRIBULATION, DAINTREE AND MOSSMAN GORGE

and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Also enjoy a driver/guided tour with an Indigenous presentation & afternoon tea at the Mossman Gorge Centre to learn about the local Kuku Yalanji people before returning home. Departs: Daily 6.45am – 6.30pm

HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURES

Advance Ecotourism accredited, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures lies between Palm Cove and Port Douglas in the UNESCO World Heritage Area, offering crocodile safari boat cruises, educational wildlife presentations and engaging interactive opportunities. Breakfast with the Koalas, Zootastic 5, Reptastic 5 and Mammal Magic are popular options. The natural setting is perfect for a relaxing day of immersive wildlife fun with the Gondwana Gateway, Cassowary Walk, Wildlife Walk and Gallery of Living Art - reptile exhibit amongst the additional attractions to enjoy. Lilies Licensed Restaurant overlooking Hartley's Lagoon offers a range of delicious lunch options as well as snacks.

Operated by Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

General Admission

Hartley’s Big Croc Feed

Hartley’s Breakfast with the Koala

(3-14 yrs)

SCENIC REEF FLIGHT

Welcome to the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region - where Rainforest meets the Reef. This is the only place on earth where two World Heritage Listed icons exist side by side - Australia’s Great Barrier Reef & Wet Tropical Rainforest. The sheer scale and beauty of these incredible natural assets simply has to be seen from the air with Nautilus Aviation! Witness a vast panorama of sprawling coral reefs, tropical islands and sand cays merging seamlessly into lush rainforest covered mountains housing vast river systems and spectacular seasonal waterfalls with breathtaking views as far as the eye can see.

by Nautilus Aviation

DAINTREE DREAMING

This fun, exclusive tour allows you to join in a real Aboriginal cultural experience, combining pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. A day you will never forget! Travel to Cooya Beach north of Port Douglas and meet with the Kubirri Warra brothers who follow the traditions of their ancestors. This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangroves and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the every changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. The brothers teach their guests how to throw a spear and demonstrate how to search and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels. Learn about bush tucker and medicines before enjoying a homemade damper and the catch of the day. Enjoy and share in an authentic Aboriginal art experience with a local artist. Learn about the Dreamtime, animals and stories of country of the Aboriginal people of the Mossman region. Enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking the Mossman River and rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge. The Niau Falls are a pristine natural wonder, and your guided rainforest walk will unlock the secrets of this fascinating ecosystem with time for a swim in this magical rainforest environment.

Includes: SEIT professional guide, Daintree rainforest walk with the Kuku Yalanji people at Mossman Gorge, morning tea and lunch at Mayi Café and Restaurant, hands-on experience at the Kuku Yalanji traditional fishing grounds.

Pick-up: Approximately 7:30am from Cairns, 8:30am from Port Douglas Duration: 9-10 hours

Tour departures: Monday, Friday and Saturday

by SEIT Australia

Day Tour from Cairns/Northern

MARINE WORLD OUTER REEF CRUISE

Reef's Frankland Islands are a pristine archipelago located 10km offshore, about 45km south-east of Cairns. The group consists of five continental islands: Normanby, High, Russell, Round and Mabel. Together they form part of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. All the islands are uninhabited and surrounded by healthy fringing reefs, full of hard and soft corals, giant clams, schools of fish, turtles, octopus and more. Dugongs, manta rays and whales have been sighted here.

INCLUSIONS: Transfers, Mulgrave River cruise, Guided snorkel tour, Adventure snorkel safari, Guided island walk, All snorkelling equipment, Use of kayaks & paddleboards, Buffet lunch, Morning & afternoon tea, Protection suit (Nov-Apr).

Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a day trip from Cairns. Whether you’re a snorkeller, first time diver or certified diver, you’ll spend a magical day with Divers Den Discover the marine wonderland of the outer Great Barrier Reef, just a 90-minute boat trip from Cairns. We’ll spend five hours at the reef and visit two stunning dive sites. These are expertly chosen from our exclusive moorings on the Norman, Saxon and Hastings reefs to bring you the best quality conditions and diverse marine life, from colourful corals to inquisitive

The Spirit of Freedom dive vessel visits the remote northern Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea reefs. The 37 metre vessel offers spacious en-suite cabins, every comfort on board, and exceptional service. Marine encounters include the Potato Cod feed, Minke Whales in season, and the shark dive at Osprey Reef. Minimum child age is 10 years.

PORT DOUGLAS
PORT DOUGLAS Mantra Portsea
PORT DOUGLAS

In the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, the Daintree Ecolodge combines nature, nurture and culture in a pure rainforest environment. Believed to be over 135 million years old, and the oldest tropical lowland rainforest on Earth. Nestled amongst the foliage, the Daintree Ecolodge showcases 15 eco-friendly bayans (treehouses) immersed in the breathtaking rainforest canopy. Rise to the sound of the above, breathe-in the fresh tropical air and discover the lodge's private onsite waterfall on a leisurely. The Daintree Ecolodge provides the perfect base to explore the region; the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites meet (the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef)! Located 90 minutes north of Cairns and self-driving is recommended.

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park Credit: Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree PORT
PORT DOUGLAS Daintree Ecolodge
Heritage-listed wilderness
the Daintree Rainforest and along the banks of the gently flowing Mossman River, Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish tropical rainforest escape. Private treehouses invite luxurious retreat complete with contemporary furnishings and generous balcony with hammock ready to sway in the afternoon breeze. Dining in the open-air

SAILAWAY

Sailaway invites you to enjoy a day to remember with authentic nature experiences whether it be exploring the protected Coral Cay and snorkelling with the local marine life of the great Barrier Reef. Join the Mossman Gorge Dreamtime and walk with the local indigenous guides. Or sit back and relax taking in the stunning views of the coral sea and Daintree Rainforest on our sunset sail.

Low Isles: Enjoy a full day experience of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkelling and sailing tour to Low Isles, a Coral Cay Island. Relax on the white sandy beaches, snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon and swim with turtles in their natural habitat.

Sunset Cruise: Ideal for those wanting a later departure with an afternoon at the island and a spectacular Sunset sail back to Port Douglas aboard a luxury sailing catamaran

Outer Reef: Immersed in the northern frontier of Great Barrier Reef, this is the perfect sailing and snorkelling adventure for a conservation minded visitor. Ideally suited to those who can swim and have a spirit of fun and adventure. Discerning guests can enjoy an inspiring full day experience to the absolutely stunning Coral Cays on the Great Barrier Reef in the most sustainable way

Full Day Tour departs at 8.30am from Port Douglas, returning at 4pm.

Afternoon Tour departs 1pm from Port Douglas, returns 6.30pm .

Sunset Sail departs from Reef Marina, Port Douglas at 5pm, returns 6.30pm.

Operated by Sailaway

Full Day Low Isles

Sunset Sail

Full Day Outer Reef Mackey Coral Cay

Adult Child (4-12 yrs)

£203 £142

£51 £51

£188 £129

QUICKSILVER GROUP

CALYPSO SNORKELLING

Discover the underwater world of the outer Great Barrier Reef with Calypso. Visiting three spectacular reef sites in one day, guests are able to explore the diversity of marine life at each of these locations. Enjoy snorkelling from Port Douglas with faster access and the flexibility of visiting multiple reef sites. Comfortable day bed style seating, spacious decks and professional crew ensures Calypso provides a unique and personalised Great Barrier Reef experience for every guest. With much of the reef's colour and marine life visible within the first few metres below the water's surface, snorkelling allows even the most apprehensive swimmer to view the reef, with minimal effort or skills require.

Includes: Transfers from accommodation in Port Douglas, morning & afternoon tea, tropical buffet lunch, interpretive reef talk, snorkelling equipment, guided snorkelling tour, lycra sunsuits, wetsuits and prescription masks.

Departs: Daily from Port Douglas at 8.40am, returns 4.30pm An Environmental Management Charge is payable on board. Maximum capacity: 38

GREAT

BARRIER REEF CRUISES

Operated by Quicksilver Connections

With the widest range of Great Barrier Reef experiences, Quicksilver offers a choice of award-winning day trips to the magnificent Outer Barrier Reef and the idyllic Low Isles. Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise - 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 discover from the semi-sub and underwater observatory. There’s also scuba and helmet diving, marine biologist snorkel tours and helicopter flights available. Departs: Daily from Port Douglas at 10am, returns at 4.30pm.

Silversonic Dive & Snorkel Adventures - Experience the thrill of snorkelling and diving the renowned Agincourt ribbon reefs with an exciting day aboard the ultramodern Silversonicperfect for small groups of adventure seekers who are confident in the water. You’ll have five hours to explore 3 different sites, each chosen for visual impact and ecological diversity. Enjoy unlimited snorkelling, a guided snorkel tour, plus the option of certified and introductory diving. Departs: Daily from Port Douglas at 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise - Set sail aboard Quicksilver’s luxury 30 metre sailing catamaran Wavedancer, to the idyllic Low Isles, an unspoilt Great Barrier Reef coral island – the perfect day for families and couples seeking a day of tropical island relaxation and all-inclusive activities. Discover the reef from a glass bottom boat, join the marine biologist for a guided snorkel tour and island walk. Or if you prefer, just laze under a thatched umbrella or onboard Wavedancer. Departs: Daily from Port Douglas at 10am - 4.30pm.

Adult Child (4-14 yrs)

Outer Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas £201

Outer Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns/Northern Beaches £187

Silversonic from Port Douglas £180

Silversonic from Port Douglas incl. 1 Intro. Scuba Dive £227 £228

Silversonic from Port Douglas incl. 1 Certified Scuba Dive

Wavedancer to Low Isles from Port Douglas

Wavedancer to Low Isles from Cairns/Northern Beaches

HOT AIR BALLOONING

Experience the fun & unique sensation of being in a Hot Air Balloon, flying gently high above the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. The balloon takes off from Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn, floating in your Hot Air Balloon, time to really breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia's largest fleet of Hot Air Balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximise the enjoyment of your balloon flight. It's just like a balloon festival, every day! Includes: Transfers

Operated by Hot Air

Classic Ballooning Ex Port Douglas

Luxury Ballooning ex Port Douglas

Child (4-14 yrs)

CHILLAGOE CAVES & OUTBACK TOUR

Explore the Chillagoe Caves, Granite Gorge and other highlights of Tropical North Queensland on this full-day tour from Cairns.

Highlights/ Inclusions: Small-group day tour in a luxury 4WD, Travel off the beaten track down exclusive 4WD backroads, Morning tea Skybury Coffee Plantation with local coffee or tea, and a snack, Spot kangaroos, emus, wallabies, wedge-tail eagles (wildlife galore!), Visit the Balancing Rock for a photo opportunity, See some Aboriginal Rock Art and learn about local Dreamtime stories, Visit the Chillagoe Smelter Ruins, Explore the famous Chillagoe Caves with a local expert guide who will share stories and local history of the area, Find fossils in ancient limestone casts at Chillagoe, Enjoy an Aussie Outback lunch in the 100-year-old local pub in Chillagoe, Visit the wallabies at Granite Gorge and see local wildlife & Pass through historic mining ghost towns & small outback communities

Operated by Billy Tea Safaris Adult Child (4-14 yrs) Chillagoe Caves & Outback Tour

£215 £185

DAINTREE RAINFOREST, CAPE TRIBULATION & BLOOMFIELD TRACK

Full day Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation tour including Daintree River cruise, Emmagen Creek, Cape Tribulation Beach and more! Sit back and relax in comfort in a custom-built 4WD air-conditioned vehicle while listening to informative and entertaining commentary by your local naturalist guide. Group size is limited for a more personalised experience. As one of the only tour operators to travel on the Bloomfield Track your experience will be like no other. Spot crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise, learn about flora, fauna and the history of the Daintree on a guided boardwalk tour, take a 4WD ride through a World Heritage-listed rainforest on the rugged Bloomfield Track, visit Cape Tribulation Beach and enjoy a homemade Daintree ice-cream on your journey home.

Operated by Billy Tea Safaris Adult Child (4-14 yrs)

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation & Bloomfield Track

£136 £107

WILDLIFE HABITAT

The award-winning Wildlife Habitat, located in Port Douglas, provides visitors with a chance to experience the wildlife of Wetlands, Rainforest, Savannah and Woodlands environments up close in an open and interactive setting.

Experience a sumptuous Breakfast with the Birds and join a guided tour with one of our experienced Wildlife Keepers or create a lasting memory with a koala or reptile souvenir photograph. As you wander through the park’s diverse environments, you can hand-feed kangaroos, observe cassowaries, admire emus and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos, as well as embark on the unparalleled Swim with The Salties and private Croc Feed experiences Operated by Wildlife Habitat

WALKABOUT ADVENTURES

Aboriginal guides escort visitors through Kuku Yalanji country, the only place in the world where two world heritage sites meet, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Learn about the cultural connection the people have with their land: the environment, different bush foods and medicines. Sample some seasonal bush tucker while gaining an understanding of the history, culture and traditions of the Australian Aboriginal people. INCLUSIONS: Pick up and drop off from Port Douglas, Mossman or Daintree Village*, comfortable vehicles, Interpretative Aboriginal guided tour & Fully escorted professional Aboriginal guide *pick ups from north of Daintree river can be arranged for Ngana Kulkinga Dungay tour.

RIVER DRIFT EXPERIENCE

Escape into the rainforest on our River Drift Experience, a perfect retreat from the heat, located just 20 minutes north of Port Douglas. This unique tour offers a blend of hiking and serene river floating in the lush rainforest of the Mossman River. Begin with a rewarding walk upstream on a granite sand bed, towing your lightweight river sled behind amidst the rainforest canopy.

Uncover the fascinating history and significance of the Mossman River, learning about its

Here, surrounded by rainforest and the gentle sounds of flowing water, the river carries you through its winding path.

by Back Country

VICTORIA

Discover the cafes and bars of Melbourne’s gothic laneways and drive the Great Ocean Road. Wind your way through the wineries of the Yarra Valley and chug down the Murray in a paddle-steamer. Swim with dolphins on Mornington Peninsula and see fairy penguins on Phillip Island. Trek the rugged Grampians then relax in a Daylesford health spa. Bushwalk Gippsland’s coastal wilderness, hit the

Country slopes or

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TOP EXPERIENCES:

» Lose yourself in the bustle of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market and the countless laneways and arcades dotted through out the city

» Check out Southbank’s casino complex and string of riverside restaurants, cafes & bars

» Go sports mad with a guided tour and hosted AFL game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

» See the nighttime sights of Melbourne whilst enjoying a gourmet meal aboard a tramcar restaurant

» Travel one of the world’s most scenic roads through the Great Ocean Road and see the

Twelve Apostles spectacular limestone stacks rising from the ocean

» Enjoy a wine tasting tour through the Yarra Valley famous for wine, fresh food & breathtaking scenery

» Visit Healesville wildlife sanctuary and the historic Puffing Billy Steam Railway in the Dandenong Ranges

» Travel through the rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula where you’ll find great beaches, wineries and golf courses

» Experience Australian wildlife in its natural habitat with penguins, seals, koalas and birds at Phillip Island

GO BEYOND MELBOURNE

6 day Self Drive from

DAY 1: Yarra Valley (60km) - After collecting your vehicle in Melbourne City and start your journey towards the Yarra Valley. Enjoy the scenic drive through the countryside, with the option to stop at vineyards or attractions along the way.

DAY 2: Phillip Island (165km) - Spend the day exploring the vineyards and cellar doors, indulge in wine tasting sessions, and savor delicious meals at local restaurants showcasing the region's gourmet food before making your way down to Phillip Island.

DAY 3: Phillip Island - Visit popular attractions like the Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, the chocolate factory, or head out on a scenic boat ride. Enjoy the coastal beauty, beaches, and wildlife experiences that Phillip Island has to offer. In the evening join the infamous Penguin Parade, witness a magical spectacle as hundreds of Little Penguins return ashore after a day of fishing in the sea.

DAY 4: Mornington Peninsula (130km) - Continue your journey to the Mornington Peninsula and check into your accommodation for two nights. Take in the stunning coastal views, indulge in local cuisine, or opt for additional activities such as golfing or visiting wineries.

DAY 5: Mornington Peninsula - Enjoy a leisurely day exploring more of the Mornington Peninsula's attractions or simply relax and unwind in your accommodation. Don't miss your visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs for a relaxing bathing experience amidst natural thermal pools.

DAY 6: Return to Melbourne (100km) - Time to drive back to Melbourne City to return your car hire. Alternatively, you can traverse by ferry between Sorrento to Queenscliff and head off to explore the Great Ocean Road.

GREAT OCEAN ROAD LOOP

5 days Self Drive from Melbourne

DAY 1: Melbourne, Apollo Bay (190km) - Collect your car and head out of the city towards Apollo Bay. On the way you will pass through the picturesque town of Lorne with its buzzing arts community and mediterranean atmosphere. Once in Apollo bay you will be treated to a choice of galleries, tea houses and of course plenty of restaurant’s offering locally caught seafood.

DAY 2: Twelve Apostles, Warrnambool (159km) - Enjoy spectacular scenery as you pass through the Great Otway National Park and the Twelve Apostle rock formations. Continue along the beautiful shipwreck coast to the charming village of Warrnambool.

DAY 3: Dunkeld, Grampians National Park (100km) - Spend a morning enjoying the diverse array of boutiques, antique stores and craft shops that Port Fairy has to offer. Why not take a walk down to the port and watch as the fishermen unload their catch of crayfish & abalone. Head inland this afternoon to the twin peaks of mounts Sturgeon and Abrupt in Dunkeld, gateway to the southern Grampians.

DAY 4: At leisure in the Grampians National Park - The Grampians offer a wide range of outdoor recreational activities that can be explored by foot or bicycle. There is also a wealth of aboriginal rock art in the area.

DAY 5: Ballarat, Melbourne (260km) - Today head back towards Melbourne and pay a visit to the historic gold mining town of Ballarat. The town is the site of the worlds largest deposit of alluvial gold. You can still pan for gold today and experience an authentic 1850’s gold mining settlement. Return your hire car before continuing with your onward journey.

Per person twin share from

Drinking wine at Yarra Valleyy Credit: Visit Victoria Content Hub
Package Code: AUB246DGBM
Package Code: AUB245GORL
MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE SKYDECK

It's Melbourne, on another level... Located in the heart of the city, Melbourne Skydeck captures everything that is special about Melbourne and beyond. Featuring the Southern Hemisphere’s highest observation deck, the Melbourne Skydeck experience dazzles, entertains and informs through its spectacular and ever-changing views and state-of-the-art virtual and augmented reality technology. The multi-milliondollar Voyager Theatre is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, taking guests on a voyage of discovery through Melbourne and Victoria in super high-definition 8K video with 6D sensory immersion. For the more adventurous, push the boundaries of thrill-seeking with the Edge and VR Plank experiences. Conclude your experience at Bar 88 with a delicious array of drinks and snacks brought to you by the Eureka 89 restaurant. This is Melbourne, on another level.

Operated by Melbourne Skydeck Adult Child Family (2 Ad

The famous penguin parade will lure you to Phillip Island but a day out with Oceania Tours will allow you to discover so much more, including: Moonlit Sanctuary for up-close animal encounters, Woolamai Surf Beach (time permitting), and a stroll along the boardwalk

LANES & ARCADES TOUR

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told about and ended up missing everything else on offer? Melbourne’s arcades and laneways hide many of these treasures, and Hidden Secrets Tours Lanes and Arcades walking tour is the ideal way to discover and learn about the enchantment of Melbourne. On this tour of Melbourne’s signature lanes and arcades, you’ll see local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Your guide will reveal some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, with historical tales of Melbourne along the way. There is something for everyone!

Operated by Hidden Secrets Tours Per Person Lanes & Arcades £82

MCG GUIDED TOUR

Experience the tradition and heritage of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Explore the inner sanctum of the MCG, walk along the arena and more by taking a guided MCG tour.

The Australian Sports Museum is an exciting, interactive and ever-changing experience where the latest technology has been used to create immersive exhibits and galleries. It’s a place to explore, discover and play. This is no ordinary museum.

Operated by Zoos Victoria

MELBOURNE CITY TOUR
YARRA VALLEY WINE EXPERIENCE
GLOBAL

PUFFING BILLY STEAM TRAIN

OCEAN ROAD CLASSIC TOUR
PHILLIP
PORT FAIRY

HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY

Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region! Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet over 200 species of Australian animals including the iconic koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus in their natural surrounds.

For something special book the VIP Sanctuary Tour - Wander through the stunning bushland setting with an expert ranger in this small group experience, who will share stories of our unique wildlife, get up close with a koala and kangaroo and enjoy VIP seating at the Spirits of the Sky bird show or The ECHIDNA CLOSE-UP ENCOUNTER - In this unique encounter you'll learn from our rangers how these egg-laying mammals feed and evolved to become Australian icons.

Operated by Zoos Victoria

General Entry

VIP Sanctuary Tour

Echidna Encounter

Adult Child

£30

£108

PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS

Your journey to relaxation starts here. Peninsula Hot Springs is the first natural hot springs and day spa centre in Victoria, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at this award-winning coastal oasis, providing the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Two bathing facilities provide an experience for everyone:

Bath House - Experience over 30 globally-inspired bathing experiences including a cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish steam bath (Hamam), sauna, cold plunge pools, family bathing area, massaging thermal mineral showers and hilltop pool, offering stunning 360 degree views of the region. The perfect social thermal bathing experience for groups of friends and families.

Spa Dreaming Centre - Reserved for guests of 16 years and over, Spa Dreaming Centre is a sanctuary where mind and body can relax in the natural surrounds. Enjoy the serenity and tranquillity of this area, featuring over 10 bathing experiences. The perfect tranquil bathing experience for special occasions and romantic getaways.

Operated by Peninsula

£15

£93

£66 £52

SEAL & DOLPHIN SWIM

Queenscliff Harbour sets the stage for an amazing 3 hour experience. Board the historic vessel Maureen to embark on an adventure on Port Phillip Bay. Swim with dozens of Australian Fur Seals in clear shallow waters, watch large gentle stingrays gliding below, marvel at the beauty of dolphins as they ride the wake of our vessel so close that you can almost reach out and touch them before entering the water and coming face to face with these amazing animals.

INCLUSIONS: Boom net hammock rides • Upstairs viewing / jump platform • Adventure activities • Equipment hire, Light refreshments, Expert interpretations and snorkel lessons, National Park passes.

Operated by Sea All Dolphin Swim

Seal & Dolphin Swim Tour - Swimmer £128

DISCOVER FRENCH ISLAND

(4-12 yrs)

Seal & Dolphin Swim Tour - Observer £77 £58

Operated by Naturaliste Tours

Mornington Peninsula

Phillip Island

(0-14yrs)

PHILLIP ISLAND NATURE PARKS

TASMANIA

A WILDERNESS ISLAND AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

Home to the cleanest air in the world and rich in convict history, fabulous food and wine, rugged coastlines and pristine wilderness areas and the ideal destination for a self driving holiday.

For avid bushwalkers, Tasmania has more than 3000 kilometres of tracks from beaches to alpine treks. Wine and food lovers will relish in the cool-climate wines, hand made cheeses, summer berries and fresh seafood. History buffs will be fascinated by the penal settlements and convict-built towns and nature lovers will be enthralled by the endless amounts of rare birds, abundant ocean life and unique wildlife. Tasmania offers inspirational experiences and you’ll never want to leave.

TOP EXPERIENCES:

» Wander through the cobblestone square of Salamanca Place on Hobart’s waterfront and on Saturday mornings explore the Salamanca Markets

» See Australia’s most intact convict site at Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula

» Get up close and personal to a Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Park

» Discover the pure white beaches and turquoise sea in Freycinet National Park

» Explore the fine Victorian buildings and contemporary architecture in Tasmania’s “northern capital” - Launceston

» Drink and eat your way through the Tamar

» Cruise down the Gordon River on the

Jane Franklin II on the

» Explore the

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, TAS. Credit: Sean Scott Photography

DAY 1: Arrive Hobart - On arrival at Hobart airport, you will collect your vehicle and make your way into the city. Hobart is Australia’s second oldest city and was originally founded in 1804 as a penal colony. The city enjoys a beautiful harbour setting and is home to a burgeoning arts scene.

DAY 2: Derwent Valley, Strahan (299km) - Today you will drive through to New Norfolk in the picturesque Derwent Valley, home to many small, family-run vineyards. Continue west to Queenstown and on to Strahan, located at the head of the Macquarie Harbour. This attractive town features old timber buildings, a scenic port and a backdrop of thick native bush and mountains.

DAY 3: Zeehan, Cradle Mountain (160km) - Take an optional scenic flight or morning cruise into the world heritage Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park for awesome views of this mainly impenetrable rainforest. Later, continue north to the small towns of Zeehan & Rosebery before entering Cradle Mountain National Park.

DAY 4: Explore Cradle Mountain - Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most spectacular locations with dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife. There are numerous walks available in the park, including a gentle hike around Dove Lake which sits in the shadows of Cradle Mountain’s jagged contours.

DAY 5: On to Launceston (138km) - Drive northeast to the city of Launceston, perhaps stopping at the Towunna Wildlife Park en-route where you can see koalas, wombats, Tasmanian Devils and other native animals.

DAY 6&7: Freycinet National Park (180km) - our next destination is Coles Bay in the spectacular Freycinet National Park. Dominated by the imposing pink granite outcrops of the Hazards Mountain Range, the park is home to a wealth of bird and animal life and walking trails. A highlight of your visit here will be Wineglass Bay, a stunning curved bay of white sand and sparkling blue sea.

DAY 8: Coles Bay, Port Arthur (236km) - Continue your journey south through Dunalley and across the isthmus at Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur, one of Australia’s most significant heritage sites. Be sure to visit the historic convict ruins of one of the largest and most brutal convict prisons in Australia.

Day 9: Tasman Peninsula, Hobart (95km) - This morning is free to enjoy the scenic Tasman Peninsula before returning to Hobart for some last minute sightseeing and shopping.

DAY 10: Depart Hobart - Today is at leisure until you need to make your way to Hobart airport where you will drop off your hire car.

DAY 1: Arrive Launceston - On arrival at Launceston airport, collect your rental car and make your way to your accommodation. Take time to visit Cataract Gorge, just a short distance from the city centre.

DAY 2: Explore Tamar Valley Wine Region - The Tamar Valley Wine Route is the heart of northern Tasmania, home of some of the finest wines in the world. It’s unique cool climate location produces elegant, award winning wines of exceptional quality. From the Valley, to Pipers River in the north and Relbia in the south, there’s over 32 wineries within driving distance of each other. Tamar Valley varieties of note are Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

DAY 3&4: On to Freycinet National Park (180km) - Your next destination is Coles Bay in the spectacular Freycinet National Park. Dominated by the imposing pink granite outcrops of the Hazards Mountain Range, the park is home to a wealth of bird and animal life and walking trails. Enjoy the opportunity to explore this beautiful region by hiking, cruising and kayaking. A highlight of your visit here will be Wineglass Bay, a stunning curved bay of white sand and sparkling blue sea.

DAY 5: Coles Bay, Hobart (195km) - Continue your journey south to Hobart, Australia’s second oldest city. It was originally settled in 1804 as a penal colony and enjoys a beautiful harbour setting and a burgeoning arts scene. There is an excellent choice of restaurants, cafes, pubs and markets, including the colourful Salamanca Market every Saturday.

DAY 6 Depart Hobart - At leisure until you return you car at Hobart airport in time for your onward flight.

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet, TAS. Credit: Tourism Australia, Ian Butterworth
Port Arthur Historic Site.
Credit: Tourism Tasmania
The Hazards, Coles Bay
HOBART
HOBART Macq 01 Hotel
HOBART
HOBART Vibe Hotel Hobart
HOBART

BRUNY ISLAND FULL DAY CRUISE

It's Melbourne, on another level... Located in the heart of the city, Melbourne Skydeck captures everything that is special about Melbourne and beyond. Featuring the Southern Hemisphere’s highest observation deck, the Melbourne Skydeck experience dazzles, entertains and informs through its spectacular and ever-changing views and state-of-the-art virtual and augmented reality technology. The multi-milliondollar Voyager Theatre is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, taking guests on a voyage of discovery through Melbourne and Victoria in super high-definition 8K video with 6D sensory immersion. For the more adventurous, push the boundaries of thrill-seeking with the Edge and VR Plank experiences. Conclude your experience at Bar 88 with a delicious array of drinks and snacks brought to you by the Eureka 89 restaurant. This is Melbourne, on another level.

Operated by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Adult Child (4-14 yrs)

Bruny Island Full Day Cruise £158 £117

WINEGLASS & WILDLIFE

Soar high over Freycinet National Park, home to dramatic pink granite mountains, secluded bays, crystal clear waters and pristine white beaches. Tasmania’s most iconic white sand beach – Wineglass Bay – is the highlight of this scenic tour. Leaving the peninsula, we fly over the seal colony of Ile Des Phoques and continue towards our destination Maria Island. We’ll land and take a walk around the nearby area. Famous for its abundance of wildlife, Maria Island is home to rare and endangered species like the swift parrot and Cape Barron goose, wombats, kangaroos and of course, the Tasmanian Devil. We enjoy an hour-and-a-half on the island, including time for a sumptuous gourmet lunch with local Tasmanian seafood and wine, before returning to Hobart by air.

Inclusions: Return flights, gourmet lunch including wine.

Departs: Daily at 11am

Operated by Par Avion

Adult Child (4-14 yrs) Wineglass & Wildlife 3hr Tour £298 £268

Rich in visual history, the Port Arthur Historic Site evokes a powerful sense of our past convict era and of early Australian settlement heritage. Sitting tranquilly amidst English oaks and gardens, Port Arthur is a harsh contrast to the beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. On this tour you will be guided through the historic Port Arthur convict site with a guide who has access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins, join a walking tour of the “Isle of the Dead” and take a cruise on Carnarvon Bay. Includes: Coach transport from Hobart, guided tour of Port Arthur, harbour cruise, guided tour of Isle of the Dead, Port Arthur admission, individual audio guide and lunch.

Departs: Daily except Sat at 8.45am returning at 5.30pm

Operated by Grayline Tours Adult Child (4-14 yrs)

TASMAN ISLAND CRUISES

Tasman Island Cruises provides unforgettable wilderness cruises along the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck in southern Tasmania. The cruise travels beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar. Guests explore waterfalls, rock formations, archways and deep-sea caves. The coastline is part of the Tasman National Park. It is home to a variety of wildlife including hundreds of seals, migrating whales and abundant sea birds in their thousands.

Includes: return guided bus tour, morning tea, lunch & 3 hour Wilderness Cruise.

Departs: 7.45am daily. Return: 6.30pm with Hobart hotel drop-off available

Operated by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Day Cruise ex Hobart

Day Cruise with Port Arthur ex

HOBART HISTORIC TOUR

Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Hobart, Tasmania's capital city, through our inspiring walking tour. Led by expert local guides, you will embark on a journey to explore the enchanting old town, gaining insights into the establishment and growth of this picturesque waterfront city. As you wander among the heritage-listed buildings, be captivated by the fascinating stories of resilient characters and momentous events that shaped early Hobart. The Hobart Historic Walk is a 1.5-hour tour designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the city's rich history while offering an orientation to its present-day layout.

Departs: Wed to Sun at 2pm

Operated by Par Avion

1.5hr Walking Tour

MONA with City Tour

Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Hobart, explore this historic city on a coach tram with commentary by your local expert guide. Then travel by ferry afterwards to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) which will open your eyes to a gallery experience like no other. Owned by entrepreneur David Walsh, experience Australia's largest private collection of art. The pieces on display will take you on a journey of rival contemplations and an emotional roller-coaster. This will be one of the most interesting places you've ever been to!

Includes: Explorer Coach Tram Tour*, entry to MONA and ferry ticket back to Hobart

Operates: Daily except Tuesday at 9.45am. Returns at 5.30pm

Operated by Grayline

NATIONAL PARK Freycinet
Bayside
STANLEY Stanley Seaview Inn

WINEGLASS BAY CRUISES

Wineglass Bay, nestled underneath the Hazards Mountain range, is a location of primeval

and

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. Let the experienced and friendly crew guide you through the sights and history of the Freycinet Peninsula; taking you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay, to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Stop for lunch at Wineglass Bay and enjoy some of Tasmania’s finest fresh produce.

Departs: 10:00am

just 90 minutes from Hobart, it is a place of global significance. Port Arthur is one of the 11 places that together form the UNESCO Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property. We invite you to come and discover this special place of vivid history, cultural heritage and stories. Your site entry ticket gives you two consecutive days to explore and enjoy Port Arthur Historic Site’s many tours and activities including: entry to the Port Arthur Gallery, which includes interactive exhibits and displays that tell the story of the Port Arthur Historic Site and its people a self-guided Port Arthur Audio Experience a 20-minute Harbour Cruise complimentary site talks at key locations throughout the day access to more than 30 historic buildings, ruins, restored houses, heritage gardens and walking trails.

& Convict

PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC
GORDON RIVER CRUISE

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Home to Australia’s premier wine producing region – the Barossa Valley, the best place in Australia to see native wildlife in their natural habitat on Kangaroo Island and the historic Murray River - South Australia is rich in heritage offering something for everyone, no matter the time of the year.

TOP EXPERIENCES:

» Shop up a storm at Rundle Mall in Adelaide

» Swim with the Dolphins in the seaside precinct of Glenelg

» Visit bakeries, craft shops & galleries in Hahndorf - Australia’s oldest surviving German village in the Adelaide Hills

» Visit Kangaroo Island - arguably the best place in Australia to see the wildest range of Australian native animals in their natural habitats amongst dramatic coastal scenery and pristine beaches

» Take a tour of historic wineries and world-famous vineyards in the Barossa Valley

ALL INTO ONE

If you were to take all that is Australian – diverse wildlife, the wide open spaces and red earth of the Outback, fascinating Aboriginal culture and history, uncrowded sandy beaches, friendly locals, exceptional food & wine and rolled it all into one destination – you would have South Australia.

» Walk or cycle the 25-kilometre Riesling Trail between vineyards and restaurants, past churches and classic stone buildings in the Clare Valley

» Walk to the rim of Wilpena Pound, a huge natural amphitheatre

» Fossick for opals in the underground town of Coober Pedy - recognised as the largest producer of opals in the world

» Get up close to hundreds of wetland birds as you sail along the waterways of the Coorong on the Limestone Coast

» Take in sandstone cliffs from a historic paddlesteamer on the Murray River

Winery, McLaren Vale, SA.

SOUTHERN COAST DISCOVERY

DAY 1: Melbourne, Apollo Bay (190km) - Collect your car and travel around the shores of Port Phillip Bay to Torquay, the start of the Great Ocean Road. On the way you will pass through the picturesque town of Lorne with its buzzing arts community and mediterranean atmosphere. Apollo Bay is a small fishing village named after a local schooner and is famous for being the resting place for many shipwrecks.

DAY 2: Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy (190km) - View some spectacular scenery as you pass through the Great Otway National Park and twelve apostle rock formations. Continue along the beautiful shipwreck coast to the charming fishing village of Port Fairy, located at the far end of the Great Ocean Road. The town boasts wide streets lined with 19th century cottages that overlook the busy harbour, great Norfolk pines and old stone churches.

DAY 3: Explore local surrounds - Enjoy a day at leisure to explore all that this area has to offer. See native animals in the wild, venture into the Grampians National Park or simply relax and enjoy the local arts scene by visiting the open studios and galleries scattered throughout the town.

DAY 4: Mt Gambier, Robe (285km) - Explore South Australia’s magnificent limestone coast today as you head towards the historic seaside resort of Robe. Immerse yourself in the seafaring history of the town and explore its many historic buildings and sites.

DAY 5: Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbour (350km) - Make your way along the South East Coast past Kingston and on through the wetland areas of the Coorong. Cross the Murray River at Wellington and head through Strathalbyn to the Langhorne Creek wine region and the historic river port of Goolwa before driving into Victor Harbor.

DAY 6: McLaren Vale, Adelaide (85km) - Discover the attractions of the Fleurieu Peninsula on your drive into Adelaide. Perhaps take a horse-drawn tram to Granite Island to see little penguins or watch for migrating whales between June and October in Encounter Bay. Or travel through the rolling green hills of Mount Compass and Yankalilla to the McLaren Vale wine region. Return your rental car on arrival into South Australia’s capital city.

Day 6: Kangaroo Island Travel down to Cape Jervis where you will meet your tour guide and board your ferry. Spend the day exploring the iconic sites of Kangaroo Island from the Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, Kanagroo and Koala viewing to the playful fur seals at seal Bay.

Day 7: Victor Harbour to Adelaide Discover the attractions of the Fleurieu Peninsula on your drive into Adelaide. Perhaps take a horse-drawn tram to Granite Island to see little penguins or watch for migrating whales between June and October in Encounter Bay. Or travel through the rolling green hills of Mount Compass and Yankalilla to the McLaren Vale wine region. Return your rental car on arrival into South Australia’s capital city.

Per person twin share from Apr – Sep 24

Oct 24– Mar 25

6 DAY CITY, WINE &

6 Day Self-Guided Tour from Adelaide

guided Kangaroo Island tour

DAY 1: Arrive Adelaide - Arrive in Adelaide and check into your accommodation for the next two nights. Enjoy the remainder of the day leisurely day exploring Adelaide at your own pace. You may choose to visit museums, galleries, or markets, indulge in culinary delights at local restaurants, or simply relax and soak in the city's charm.

DAY 2: Adelaide City & Wine - Embark on a Welcome to Adelaide walking tour, exploring the city's highlights and landmarks. Discover historical sites, cultural hotspots, and iconic attractions while learning about Adelaide's history and heritage. In the afternoon, join your tasting tour and venture to the picturesque McLaren Vale wine region, known for its world-class wineries and stunning coastal scenery. Enjoy the tastings at renowned cellar doors, all while enjoying the coastal views and relax in the serene surroundings before returning to Adelaide.

DAY 3: Kangaroo Island - An early morning pick-up from your Adelaide hotel for a scenic coach transfer to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. Today you will visit Seal Bay Conservation Park where you will be taken on a guided beach walk with an experienced guide and be amongst a colony of rare Australian sea lions followed by a delicious two-course lunch. In the afternoon you will travel to the western most part of the Island, Flinders Chase National Park. Here you will see the rugged coastline from walks around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Your last visit of the day is to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to feed some kangaroos and get up close to the Kangaroo Island Koalas while listening to the Keeper talk about the cuddly mammals.

DAY 4: Kangaroo Island - Today you will learn about the fascinating Birds of Prey at Raptor Domain for an educational, interactive, and inspiring experience followed by Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery for a delicious lunch. Later in the day you will visit Clifford’s Honey Farm, where you will enjoy an informative guided tour of the honey room where you will learn about the extraction process, taste a honey soft drink and have the option to sample the Drunken Drone Brewery’s Honey Wheat Ale. Continue to Pennington Bay, a spectacular beach on the south coast of Kangaroo Island for a photo opportunity before arriving at your final stop False Cape Wines Cellar Door. Here you can take part in a structured wine tasting while enjoying the peaceful views of the surrounding vineyards.

DAY 5: At Leisure - Early this morning you will be collected from your accommodation for your journey back to Adelaide. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to either relax at your hotel or head into town.

DAY 6: Depart Adelaide - Time to bid farewell to Adelaide as you depart for your onward journey.

Per person

£1,079

£1,110

Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island. Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission
Gunyah Beach Sand Dunes, Coffin Bay National Park, SA . Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

Explore the highlights of South Australia’s premier naturebased tourism destination, Kangaroo Island. Visit unique Seal Bay where you’ll get up close to nature as the wild Australian sea lions frolic and laze about on the stunning beach. Enjoy a two-course lunch, followed by a memorable tour through the Flinders Chase National Park. View koalas and kangaroos at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park on your last visit of the day. Includes: Morning pick-up and evening set down, Return travel to Kangaroo Island by coach/ferry & Morning pick-up and evening set down, Return travel to Kangaroo Island by coach/ferry & Two Course Lunch.

Departs: 6.45am – Returns: 10.30pm

1 Day Kangaroo Island Sip & See Day Tour:

Discover Kangaroo Island's nature, wildlife, and local wine and cider on this new one-day tour. Aside from the amazing wildlife, Kangaroo Island is also well known for its thriving food and wine industry. Your local guide will introduce you to some of the island’s leading producers, where you'll have the chance to find out about their products, and history and sample their range. Includes: Morning pick-up and evening set down, Return travel to Kangaroo Island by coach/ferry, Two-course lunch & Structured Wine Tasting.

Departs: 6.45am – Returns: 10.30pm

Operated by Sealink Per person

1 Day Kangaroo Island Experience £222

1 Day Kangaroo Island Sip & See £222

Take the time to explore Kangaroo Island, one of Australia's finest nature-based tourism destinations. This relaxed yet comprehensive two day tour allows you to discover Kangaroo Island's fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, and unique local produce. Discover some of the most popular wildlife, food and wine attractions on Kangaroo Island - wander amongst the wild Australian sea lions at Seal Bay, watch an ‘In-Flight' display of Australian Birds of Prey at Raptor Domain, sample KI's finest produce and enjoy a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in the Flinders Chase National Park.

INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS:

Selected pick-up and set down from Adelaide or Glenelg hotels, Return travel to Kangaroo Island, by coach/ ferry & Overnight accommodation in your Penneshaw including cooked Breakfast

Ultimate Kangaroo Island 2 Day Tour includes:

DAY 1: Seal Bay Conservation Park guided beach walk, 2-course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro, Flinders Chase National Park including Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch, Kangaroos and Koala viewing at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ( #Koala holding additional cost)

DAY 2: In-Flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain, 2-course lunch and Guided Tour at Emu Ridge

Eucalyptus Distillery, Guided Tour and Shop Visit at Clifford's Honey Farm, Visit stunning Pennington Bay o Structured Wine Tasting at False Cape Wines, Free time in Penneshaw for dinner (own expense)

DAY 3: Early this morning you will be collected from your accommodation and transferred to Penneshaw SeaLink Ferry Terminal for your return ferry and coach transfer to Adelaide romantic getaways.

ADELAIDE Eos Skycity
NORTH ADELAIDE Majestic M Suites
ULTIMATE KANGAROO ISLAND TOUR
1 DAY KANGAROO ISLAND EXPERIENCE:

ADELAIDE ZOO

Adelaide Zoo, one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions, is home to more than 2,500 animals and 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings. It is the second oldest zoo in the nation and represents a significant part of South Australia’s heritage and social history. Since Adelaide Zoo first opened to the public in 1883, generations of South Australians have shared in the wonder of a visit to the zoo. It’s a relaxing green city oasis and vibrant sanctuary that gives you the feeling of stepping into another world. It’s full of diversity, colour and unique things to see and do. It offers an intimate zoo experience speckled with elements of curiosity, fantasy, fun and surprise. Adelaide Zoo is the only major metropolitan zoo in Australia to be owned and operated by a conservation charity, Zoos SA.

Operated by Zoos SA

ADELAIDE WALKING TOURS

Welcome to Adelaide Tour & The F Factor Food Tour

Created by an Adelaide local, we unlock the city's secrets to provide immersive experiences because we live and breathe them every day.

Welcome To Adelaide is the only walking tour of its kind in the city, providing an orientation of Adelaide’s main streets and key landmarks. From major shopping areas to key nightlife and food spots, gain understanding of the city by a born-and-raised local.

Departs: Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat 9am | Fri 6pm

The F Factor Food Tour: What is fritz? A frog cake? Find out as you join us for our two-hour Adelaide food tour around the city centre, where you will discover the local meats and sweets of South Australia.

Departs: Tues/Thurs/Sat 11am

ROOFCLIMB

RoofClimb offers unparalleled 360 degree views of Adelaide and beyond, from our stunning coastline to picturesque foothills. Our specially trained RoofClimb Leaders guide you across the rooftop of the iconic Oval’s Western Stand before navigating to the Riverbank platform, perched 50 metres over the hallowed turf. Sit in the world’s first rooftop stadium seats and learn the secrets and stories that shaped Adelaide’s rich history. An experience like no other.

Operated by Adelaide Oval

This tour blends historical wineries, wonderful regional food, breath taking scenery & the people that make the Barossa Valley a truly world class region, this is a day you are bound to enjoy. We start the day at a relaxing 9am picking you up at your accommodation or a pre-arranged point in Adelaide or Glenelg (8.30am). We make our way out of Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills with our first stop the famous Whispering Wall where you will be fascinated by its famous acoustic qualities. Our first winery is the beautiful and historic Château Yaldara. We cross the world famous Jacobs Creek as we head toward the heart of the Barossa Valley, the beautiful & historic township of Tanunda. After lunch we take a leisurely stroll to one of the most historic & beautiful wineries in the Barossa. We walk along this vineyard and into their rustic cellar door where we enjoy their world famous Barossa wines. Continuing on we make our way though the Barossa Valley and feast our eyes on the beauty of the famous Seppeltsfield region. We view the iconic Seppeltsfield winery which ties in perfectly with the last winery we visit for the day. We finish our day at Murray Street Vineyards on the opposite side of the Barossa Valley to where we started. This is one of the smaller wineries we visit however it has one of the greatest stories in the Barossa Valley. Owner and chief winemaker Andrew Seppelt is a 6th generation Barossa wine maker and brings together all his family’s local knowledge with lessons he learnt while working in the famous wine regions of France and the U.S.A. Murray Street Vineyards is a wonderful blend of the old and new world. With a little luck Andrew might pop in and you can ask one of the brightest wine making stars in the Barossa some questions. Return at approx. 5.30pm.

Join a small group of up to six guests as you discover boutique family-owned wineries on these luxury shared-group wine tours. These tours were made by wine lovers for wine lovers. Visiting mainly small family-run wineries you’ll see, smell, and taste some of the best wines in the region and avoid the over-run tourist traps. Both within an hour from Adelaide, choose between touring either the famous Barossa Valley or the local favourite McLaren Vale wine region - it's up to you!

Choose the Barossa for big, strong, red wines, destined for time in the cellar. These powerful red wines are famous the world over for their ageworthy-ness, the best being drunk after 10-20 years in the tomb. You'll visit traditional wineries like Langmeil or Yalumba, as well as more progressive small brands like Rockford or Tomfoolery - always with a focus on top-quality wine.

McLaren Vale, on the other hand, is full of easier-drinking lighter wines made to be enjoyed young. Fun fresh varieties like Sangiovese and Tempranillo sit alongside whites like Fiano or Vermentino, as well as the traditional Shiraz and GSM. It's a great place to get outside the norm and try different things, to find out what other varieties or styles you might enjoy.

Whether you choose the Barossa or McLaren Vale, we really like to focus on the small family-owned wine brands that you won't find in every large retailer around the country. With tastings included at four wineries, we include a stellar restaurant lunch to round out your luxury experience in South Australian wine country.

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The F Factor Food Tour

TASTE THE BAROSSA

REGIONAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA

perched high up on the escarpment of Piccadilly Valley, you'll find Mount Lofty House. Enriched with 170 years of fascinating history, An iconic designer boutique hotel in the Adelaide Hills famous for our luxury escapes, three hat fine dining restaurant and indulgent day spa experiences. Inclusions: Accommodation & breakfast daily, Welcome drink & home made cookie, Bottle of Mount Lofty House Estate sparkling & Daily history tour with signature drink

Overlooking the southern side of Wilpena Pound, Rawnsley Park Station provides the perfect base for exploring South Australia's beautiful Flinders Ranges. The property features luxury eco villas and holiday units to suit all travellers. Whether it’s a 4WD tour through spectacular gorges and historic towns, a guided multi-day bushwalk or scenic flight over Wilpena Pound, the guides will help you discover the region.

Wilpena Pound Resort

KANGAROO ISLAND Kangaroo Island Seafront Hotel
BAROSSA VALLEY Barossa Shiraz Estate
ADELAIDE HILLS Mount Lofty
FLINDERS RANGES Wilpena Pound Resort Resort

Since 1986, Exceptional Kangaroo Island have been offering luxury small group and private Kangaroo Island tours, with a promise of good food, good wine and wildlife in the wild.

East End Explorer: Kangaroo Island's stunning east endfeaturing spectacular coastlines, untouched wilderness, wildlife in the wild plus a visit to one of Kangaroo Island's best cellar doors.

Inclusions: One day small group touring with a local guide, Homebaked traditional Australian treats with a selection of hot beverages, Elegant alfresco lunch set in the bush with a choice of local wines, beer, soft drinks and spring water, Access to field guides, binoculars and maps & All necessary National Parks admission fees.

Fine Flavours - Discover the Fine Flavours of Kangaroo Island! Go behind the scenes to learn about and taste the best produce Kangaroo Island has to offer, including fresh oysters, honey, wine, gin, olives and olive oil.

INCLUSIONS: One day small group touring with a local guide, Homebaked traditional Australian treats with a selection of hot beverages, Elegant alfresco lunch set in the bush with a choice of local wines, beer, soft drinks and spring water, Access to field guides, binoculars and maps & All necessary National Parks admission fees

Operated by Exceptional Kangaroo Island

MAGGIES BEER EXPERIENCE

Maggie Beer, an Australian culinary icon, is celebrated for her passion for creating exceptional food experiences. Nestled amidst verdant landscapes of the Barossa Valley, visitors are treated to an immersive experience, tantalizing taste buds with farm-fresh produce and artisanal delights. From stopping for coffee and cake, joining a tasting experience, to interactive cooking classes offering insight into the farmto-table process, from harvesting seasonal ingredients to the art of crafting Maggie's signature delicacies. The Indulgent experience at Maggie Beer's. Inclusions: Welcome glass of Maggie’s Non-Alcoholic Sparkling, 45min cooking demonstration, History on the farm and Farmshop along with history on Maggie Beer, Tasting of each dish cooked at the end of the demonstration, Time for questions and photos in the “Exclusive Studio kitchen”, Takehome recipes, Guided Wine Tasting & Seasonal lunch at ‘The Eatery’ prepared by Chef Tim Bourke with 1 glass of Pheasant Farm wine.

A seasonal long lunch cooking school at Maggie Beer's Farm: Hands-on long lunch cooking school at Maggie Beer's Farm with seasonal ingredients.

Operated by Maggie Beer's Farmshop Per Person

Indulgent Maggie Beer Experience

1.5 hour Beginner Farm Eatery Cooking School

£89

£118

Immersive oyster lease tour and tasting with

Flinders Chase Focus – This Full Day tour explores the wilderness of the west end of Kangaroo Island, including fire ecology, access to a private wildlife refuge, a series of wildlife encounters, an elegant picnic lunch and the iconic landscapes of Flinders Chase National Park.

INCLUSIONS: One day small group touring with a local guide, Homebaked traditional Australian treats with a selection of hot beverages, Elegant alfresco lunch set in the bush with a choice of local wines, beer, soft drinks and spring water, Access to field guides, binoculars and maps & All necessary National Parks admission fees

Island Life tour - This is our signature Kangaroo Island tour which combines a range of wildlife encounters, some north and south coast landscapes, and an elegant barbecue at a private camp in the bush.

INCLUSIONS: One day small group touring with a local guide, Homebaked traditional Australian treats with a selection of hot beverages, Elegant alfresco lunch set in the bush with a choice of local wines, beer, soft drinks and spring water, Access to field guides, binoculars and maps & All necessary National Parks admission fees

BAROSSA FOOD & WINE E BIKE TOUR

Cheese Company Cheese cellar Tasting. After this we’re back on the bikes to Yalumba, our final stop. Here you will be served a delectable artisan platter for lunch.

Operated by Bike About Per Person

RIVER SAFARIS

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Stay in the Red Centre town of Alice Springs, then visit the iconic wonders of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Cruise down vast Katherine Gorge and pan for gold at Tennant Creek. The Northern Territory also offers a huge array of wildlife, colourful outback characters and landscapes for outdoor adventure.

TOP EXPERIENCES:

» Make time for a day trip to Litchfield National Park where you can swim in waterfalls and waterholes.

» Experience one of Darwin’s fiery sunsets on-board a harbour cruise or at one of the many harbourside restaurants, bars or pubs

» See wildlife, waterfalls and one of the world’s largest areas of accessible rock art in Kakadu National Park

» Cruise the East Alligator River & Yellow Water Billabong in Kakadu National Park to see crocodiles and more than 280 species of birds

» See Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the back of a camel or Harley Davidson

You can lose and find yourself in the Northern Territory, a place rich in Aboriginal history and rugged natural beauty. Immerse yourself in Darwin's melting pot of cuisines, cultures and explore the rainforest and Aboriginal rock art of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.

» Sit back & relax on a scenic cruise through the stunning Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park or take a helicopter for a birds-eye view

» Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Alice Springs – the first aerial medical organisation of its type in the world

» Walk around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) with an Anangu guide and learn the dreamtime stories of this area world heritage listed area

» Enjoy a gourmet BBQ dinner underneath a starlit sky as the sunsets over Uluru and Kata Tjuta at the Sounds of Silence dinner

» Walk through the giant domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) on the Valley of the Winds walk

Credit: Tourism Australia

TOP END ADVENTURE

7 Day Darwin to Darwin

Day 1: Arrive Darwin

One you have checked in the rest of the day is free to enjoy.

Day 2: Darwin

Today is a day at leisure. Maybe consider heading over to Tiwi Island, join a thrilling Jetski ride or enjoy a scenic sunset dinner cruise.

Day 3: Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Heading out early to the floodplains of the Mary River to join Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruises. Here we have ample opportunity to spot a huge range of Top End Bird life and not to mention some fresh and salty apex predators. Journey further into Kakadu National Park where you will discover the Bowali Visitor Center, Cahills Crossing (The border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land) and visit the best-preserved collections of Aboriginal Rock Art in the world at Ubirr before witnessing the sunset over Nadab Floodplain.

Day 4: Kakadu National Park

Today you will visit either Jim Jim or Twin Falls; two of the most famous waterfalls in Kakadu, these amazing waterfalls are situated at the bottom of an adventurous 4WD road. You will then hike out to the falls and enjoy plenty of time to cool off surrounded by thick monsoon forest followed by a visit to Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center where you have time to delve into the culture of Kakadu and gain deeper insight into how the World Heritage Listed Park is managed.

Day 5: Kakadu National Park to Katherine

Early start again for the best sunrise spots in the park, the Nawurlandja Lookout before venturing off to explore Anabangbang Billabong. Then discover Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock which houses fantastic Aboriginal Rock Art of the Bininj which we view at the Anabangbang Gallery before heading up for incredible views of Kakadu’s Escarpment from Kunwarddewardde Lookout. Another 4WD track awaits us as we travel south and enjoy a picnic lunch at the plunge pool of Maguk, one of the most picturesque and pristine waterfalls in Kakadu before reaching Katherine.

Day 6: Katherine to Darwin

The last day of this epic adventure takes you to one of two amazing waterfalls for exploration and swimming. Depending on the time of year and access conditions we will either be visiting Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge, both offer relaxation in picture-perfect Top End surroundings with clear water. Starting the journey back up towards Darwin along the Stuart Hwy, stopping at Adelaide River, a town steeped in history, we visit the Commonwealth Heritage Listed Adelaide River War Cemetery to learn of the World War II impact on this part of Australia. Returning to Darwin in time to freshen up and head down to the vibrant Mindil Markets to grab some delicious local food while watching the sunset.

Day 7: Depart Darwin

Time to say farewell to Darwin and head back to the airport for your next flight.

ICONIC RED CENTRE

6 Day Ayers Rock to Alice Springs

Day 1: Arrive Ayers Rock Resort

After you have collected your bags, make your way to the Ayers Rock Resort Shuttle meeting point where you will be transferred to Desert Gardens. This evening you will be mesmerized by the critically acclaimed Field of Light Uluru by the internationally celebrated artist Bruce Munro. The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara is Munro’s largest work to date

Day 2: Ayers Rock Resort

Before sunrise, you will head out to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the suns morning glow as the desert comes alive. Next you will head over to the west side of Kata Tjuta to relax and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast. Discover the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes that shape Kata Tjuta, your guide will share the significance of this men's sacred ceremonial site.

This afternoon, travel back through the landscapes to the base of Uluru where you will uncover the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, hear about the Creation stories of Liru (venomous snake) and Kuniya (woma python) and fin ancient rock art of the Anangu people and learn how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. Finally experience uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta in the background as the sun sets while enjoying a chilled sparkling wine

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Ayers Rock Resort

Today is at our own leisure. Make sure to take advantage of the many fantastic activities Voyages have on offer around the resort with bush food experiences, Digeridoo workshops and guided Garden walks.

Day 4: Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon (305km)

After collecting your car, depart from Ayers Rock Resort in the morning, drive to Kings Canyon Resort (3-4 hours). Check-in and relax. Explore shorter walks around Kings Canyon if time permits.

Day 5: Kings Canyon to Alice Spring (470km)

Start early for the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Take time to explore highlights like the Garden of Eden and the Lost City. Afterwards you will travel across to Alice Springs where you might have time to explore town center and sunset view up on ANZAC Hill.

Day 6: Alice Springs.

Depending on your travel arrangements, explore Alice Springs in the morning. Visit attractions like Alice Springs Desert Park or the Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre. Return your hired car and prepare for departure from Alice Springs.

DARWIN

DARWIN
DARWIN Mindil Beach
DARWIN
Oaks Darwin Elan
Baby Crocodiles, Darwin, NT. Credit: Tourism Australia

DARWIN CITY SIGHTS & JUMPING CROCS

Later, get set for adventure when the Spectacular Crocodile Cruise takes you on the Adelaide River. When you get your breath back, it’s time to explore Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.

Included: Experienced Driver Guide, Comprehensive commentary, Travel in an air-conditioned coach & Entry to the Museum, Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin Aviation Museum & Jumping Crocodile Cruise.

Departs: Daily 8.30am to 6.30pm

JET SKI SAFARI

We will take you on an adventure where you will not only pass by some of the most beautiful coastal locations around Darwin but get the chance to see some of our magnificent marine life, drift over our famous WW2 wrecks and even relax with the sand between your toes on a deserted sandbar. Casino Royal Tour – 60 mins: Starting from HQ at Darwin Waterfront, cruise at full throttle (or a more leisurely pace – you decide) along sun drenched, unspoilt coastlines while spotting marine life, feeding fish, and enjoying the thrill of the pristine open water.

Die Another Day - 75 Mins: Your assignment? License to thrill.Launch .Head east over towards the Commercial surrounds of east arm wharf. Blast along the coastal mangroves and explore some of the hidden gems of Darwin harbour often forgotten about…Head upstream blessers where the conditions are normally smooth as a martini glass. On the run back to base you will witness the Darwin city skyline in all its glory.

Golden Eye Sunset Tour - 90 Mins

No trip to Darwin is complete without experiencing the iconic, spectacular sunsets. On our evening tour you’ll cruise around to the ‘Magic Mile’ from Mindil Beach to East Point and view the sun heading towards the horizon from an all new vantage point on the water.

Your journey begins at serious speed with a jetboat ride across Darwin Harbour towards our city’s pristine coastline. After some supercharged spins and a cruise along the mangroves you’ll jump onto an airboat for the next round of fun.

Enjoy the local birdlife and keep an eye out in the waters below for sharks, crocs, dolphins and even stingrays as the V8 engine powers you across the mud for some sideway slides and 360º whirls. After all the thrills and getting a little muddied up, you will jump back on the jetboat and soar across the Timor Sea, returning to Dock 1 for the end of an actionpacked hour.

Operates: Daily Duration: 1 Hour

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CROCOSAURUS COVE

‘Tiwi By Design’ is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the busy day of one of the oldest and most artistically diverse art centres in Australia. After disembarking in the Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island, meet your Tiwi guide who will escort you to Tiwi Design Art Centre where local artists and dancers will perform a traditional Welcome to Country with a smoking ceremony and totem dances. Enjoy a typical Tiwi morning tea of damper and a cuppa whilst getting to know some of the Tiwi Island community members. A walking tour with your guide will take in some of the local painted buildings and the historic mission precinct where you will see the beautiful wooden Catholic church that featured in the 'Top End Wedding' movie.

Includes: Return Ferry, Walking tour with local Tiwi guide, Welcome to Country ceremony, Morning Tea, Picnic box lunch, Cultural art workshop & take-home art memento & Entry to the Patakijiyali Museum. Operates: Thursdays & Fridays (01 Apr – 30 Nov).

AIRBOAT SAFARI TOUR
DARWIN HARBOUR CRUISES

KATHERINE GORGE CRUISE & LELIYN (EDITH FALLS) DAY TOUR

Leaving Darwin we travel south through tropical country, passing former WWII airstrips en route to Adelaide River. We make a short stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940’s. Continue to Edith Falls, where there is time for a refreshing swim in the paperbark and pandanas fringed waterhole beneath the falls (conditions permitting). After your included lunch, we join a 2 hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, with a chance to see freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river and many interesting species of birdlife. Our cruise of the first two gorges takes us past sheer rock walls and requires a short walk to reach the second gorge. Enjoy a drive back through the township of Katherine, the hub of the region’s cattle and farming industries. Travel via Pine Creek, an historic gold mining town, to our evening stop where you may purchase dinner at Emerald Springs (own expense) before returning to Darwin. Departs: Mon, Wed, Sat 6.30am – 8.30pm.

5 DAY KAKADU, ARNHEM LAND & COBOURG PENINSULA

Day 1: This morning make your way to Kakadu, enjoy a scenic cruise on Corroboree Billabong with an amazing variety of birdlife before continuing on into the Kakadu visiting White Lily Billabong and Barramundi Gorge, where you can swim or snorkel. Enjoy a sunset across the Arnhem Land Escarpment and relax at Anbinik Kakadu Resort.

Day 2: Head out to the Gunbalanya Aboriginal community with some of the best views in the Top End along the way. Spend the morning watching traditional artists and enjoy some of the best aboriginal rock art in Australia. This afternoon journey to the Cobourg Peninsula for your clifftop camp.

Day 3: Spend the morning exploring the NT’s largest marine park by boat with turtles, dolphins, sharks, crocodiles & more. This afternoon is at your own leisure.

Day 4: Today explore east Kakadu by 4WD with its paperbark swamps & billabongs. Experience hunting for mud crabs using traditional methods and learn how to prepare local delicacies.

Day 5: Travel East Alligator River for lunch on the banks. Then visit Ubirr Rock with spectacular wetland views before heading back towards Darwin.

Departs: Monday & Thursday.

LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK DAY TOUR

We follow the Stuart Highway to the main falls. First stop is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also the chance for a swim. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls. Finally we visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. Lunch is included today. Departs: 07.25am Daily between 01 Apr – 30 Nov / 07.25am on Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sun between 01 Dec – 31 Mar.

Operated by AAT Kings Adult Child (15yrs & under)

Tour D5 £140 £98

Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu - Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to over 1,600 crocodiles, on the Jumping Crocodile cruise. See these prehistoric creatures up-close as your local guide entices the crocodiles to leap out of the water. Then you'll travel into Kakadu National Park. Covering more than 20,000 square kilometres, World Heritage listed Kakadu. The combination of mangrove fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills, and open woodland and forest habitats, make Kakadu one of the most diverse landscapes you'll ever experience. It's home to a myriad of animals, hundreds of bird species and thousands of different insects and plants. Enjoy lunch in Kakadu National Park before a stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre. Continue to Ubirr, where you'll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a spectacular view over the surrounding wetlands. There is the opportunity for an optional 30-minute scenic flight (own expense).

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (S), Kakadu.

Day 2: Kakadu - Katherine - You'll be mesmerized as you wander around the Nourlangie Rock art site. It has provided shelter to the indigenous people for many thousands of years, and while taking shelter, the rock evolved into a canvas that illustrates the traditional owners very deep spiritual culture. With your Driver Guide, you'll have the opportunity to see many different forms of Aboriginal rock art paintings. The Bininj people are the traditional custodians of Kakadu and now you'll visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre where you will be introduced to their way of life. Later, join your local guide for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu's most famous wetland. The picturesque yellow waters are home to thousands of saltwater crocodiles and up to 60 species of colourful birdlife. This afternoon we travel to Katherine, the third largest town in the Northern Territory, stopping at Leliyn (Edith Falls) along the way. The paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting).

Hotel: Ibis Styles, Katherine.

Day 3: Katherine - Darwin - Enjoy a morning cruise through Katherine Gorge. One of the most visited sites in Australia's Top End, it is a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion year old sandstone that are home to many rapids and falls, flowing from the Katherine River. The cruise will put you at the heart of Katherine Gorge among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and some of the most amazing scenery the Northern Territory has to offer. Afterwards take a look through the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre. The Display Centre and Heritage Museum features large scale models illustrating the flora, fauna and rock formations of the park. If you would like to purchase your own memory of Nitmiluk, the centre has a range of souvenirs and artefacts handmade by the Jawoyn people. Next stop Pine Creek an historic gold mining town, then a stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, the resting place for many of those killed in the World War II air raids on Darwin, before returning to Darwin.

3 DAY KAKADU & LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARKS
Maguk, Kakadu National Park Credit: NT Tourism

Yellow Water Billabong, home to world-renowned Yellow Water Cruises, where crocodiles and birds are seen on the flood plain amongst paperbark, pandanus, and fresh water mangroves. The Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre is just five minutes from Cooinda and many local

FINNISS RIVER Top End Safari Camp Safari Camp
FINNISS RIVER

On the edge of the Mary River floodplains, just a short distance from the coast is Bamurru Plains, a 300 km² private property on the edge of Kakadu National Park. Here you’ll experience a beautiful wilderness region and its prolific wildlife and birdlife. At night no other lights shine out; the only sound is the deep chorus of the Australian bush – various frog species, barking owls and the occasional dingo. With just 10 Safari Bungalows and a team of expert field guides, Bamurru Plains offers a select few guests the change to immerse themselves in the story of the bush, while also enjoy the ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ touches. Proudly without wifi or even mobile phone reception, a stay here allows you to focus on nature’s stage show.

Inclusions: 2 Nights accommodation in a Safari Bungalow or the Kingfisher Suite with ensuite, all chef-prepared meals and beverages (including alcohol) as well as daily guided safaris which may include airboat excursions, open-top 4WD safaris, croc-spotting river cruises, quad bike adventures and wilderness walks, subject to weather conditions.

Lodge & Nitmiluk Tours

Cicada Lodge is designed for the sophisticated traveller looking for an authentic Indigenous and natural Australian “experience of- a-lifetime,” in the heart of Northern Australia’s Timeless North. A sanctuary of elegant comfort, just 29km from the historic township of Katherine, the Lodge provides a level of excellence in accommodation, service and dining. Cicada Lodge features 18 King rooms with views out across the distinct sandstone country above the Katherine River. Each room features Indigenous artwork from local artists – the rich colours blending with and complimenting the more modern design and fittings – an elegant fusion of modern Australian and Indigenous culture. The Lodge is designed to provide a base from which you can take part in an experience which very few get the chance to do –

exploring the ancient landscapes of Nitmiluk National Park, home to Nitmiluk Gorge. Guests can tour by helicopter to tranquil waterfalls and swimming holes, or to remote rock art sites to interpret images painted thousands of years before. You can cruise or canoe down the timeless Gorge system; or take a small group Cultural Safari to be enriched by the local culture.

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A scenic flight will give you a great perspective of the Nitmiluk Gorge system with spectacular views from a 4 seater helicopters where everyone gets a window seat! You’ll get magnificent views from the air, with 'photo' or 'video' opportunities of Nitmiluk Gorge, the Arnhem Land escarpment and local wildlife.

Operated by Nitmiluk Tours

Child (15yrs & under) Three Gorges Scenic Flight

Kakadu Air is a leading aviation company specializing in scenic flights and air tours over Australia's Kakadu National Park. Established in 1981, they have decades of experience providing unique aerial perspectives of some of the country's most dramatic and beautiful landscapes. Their fleet includes high-wing aircraft like Cessna 210s and GA8 Airvans, ensuring optimal viewing and comfort. Kakadu Air's tours highlight the region's diverse ecosystems, from ancient sandstone escarpments and cascading waterfalls to extensive wetlands teeming with wildlife. Expert pilots offer in-depth commentary on the geological formations, Aboriginal rock art, and ecological significance, making these tours both educational and visually spectacular.

Yellow Water Billabong is located at the end of Jim Jim Creek, a tributary of the South Alligator River. The South Alligator river system, which is the largest in the Park, contains extensive wetlands that include river channels, floodplains and backwater swamps. Yellow Water Cruises provides you with a unique opportunity to experience this diverse and sublimely beautiful area and it's associated wildlife.

The canopied cruise boats operate year round and are skippered by experienced guides. About one third of Australia's bird species are represented in Kakadu National Park, with at least 60 species found in the wetlands. Whistling ducks and Magpie Geese are the most abundant. Newly refurbished fleet of vessels include padded seating, shade cloth, on board toilet facilities and environmentally safe outboard motors. Complimentary transfers depart from Gagudju Lodge Cooinda 15 minutes prior to cruise departure.

The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise is a unique boat tour on Kakadu's scenically spectacular East Alligator River. Take in the wonderful pristine wilderness of this World Heritage landscape as you leisurely cruise up stream. An Aboriginal guide provides guests with an insight into their culture & local mythology, the river's abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants & animals as well as bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a display of traditional hunting & gathering implements. Limited to just 25 guests, the Cruise ensures an intimate & personalised cultural experience.

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GULUYAMBI CULTURAL CRUISE
Larapinta Trail by World Expeditions, West MacDonnell. Credit: World Expeditions / Great Walks of Australia

A TOWN LIKE ALICE

Tour the sights of ‘The Alice’ including the School of the Air which provides an educational service for children living in remote areas. Stop at the historic Telegraph Station & the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Learn how this marvelous facility operates to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. Visit the Alice Springs Reptile Centre where you will see unique Central Australian reptiles such as the Perentie lizard & Thorny Devil. Conclude with a panoramic view of Alice Springs and the surrounding ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.

Operates: Mon, Tues, Fri-Sun (Apr-Nov) & Tues, Fri-Sat (Dec-Mar)

Departs: 1.45pm from Alice Springs (earlier from your hotel) - Returns: 6.00pm

by AAT Kings

Child (15yrs & under)

This 4 Wheel Drive Safari travels through the West MacDonnell Ranges down the bed of the Finke River, one of the oldest watercourses in the world, into Palm Valley. Marvel at spectacular rock forms, white sands & an oasis of rock pools & palm trees. Visit the spectacular rock formation known as the Amphitheatre. Enjoy a picnic lunch within Finke Gorge National Park. We’ll visit Hermannsburg (not available Dec – Jan), an Aboriginal community & historic precinct which is renowned for its Aboriginal art collection and the works of Albert Namatjira. On the return journey to Alice Springs watch the changing colours of the West MacDonnell Ranges in the afternoon sunlight. (Morning or afternoon tea is included).

Operates: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun (Apr-Sep)& tour does not operate between Oct-Mar

Departs: 7.30am from Alice Springs /Returns: 18:00pm approximately

Experience the legend of Australia’s Outback in an OUTBACK BALLOON! Outback ballooning provides a high quality, fun & totally safe ballooning experience, which may be enjoyed by people of all ages & physical abilities. The setting over the remote desert, serviced only by a few bush tracks enhances the sense of adventure that you will experience. The location also ensures that you are treated to the spectacular colours of the early morning dawn over the MacDonnell Ranges. On most days you will also see Australian wildlife, particularly red kangaroos, in their natural environment. All flights are followed by sparkling wine & tropical fruit juice accompanied by a selection of muffins, slices, cookies, cheese & fresh fruit, served at the ballooning landing site to complete the morning’s experience before you are returned to your accommodation.

Note: AUD$30 per person Aviation insurance charge is payable direct.

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Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) aboard a luxury coach. Take in the rugged desert landscapes of the region, passing through the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. Stop at Camels Australia Camel Farm and learn about the impact camels had in opening up Central Australia. Here you will have the opportunity to ride a camel (own expense). While travelling through this remote country, your friendly Driver/Guide will provide an informative and entertaining commentary. Learn the natural and geological history of the region, as well as the unique Australian desert flora and fauna such as the Perentie Monitor lizard, the thorny devil and the red kangaroo. Also hear about the traditional customs and beliefs of the local Aboriginals. There is time for a stop at Erldunda Roadhouse for a quick break then view flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort rested, relaxed and ready to explore the amazing World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Operates: Sun, Wed, Fri

Departs: 7.00am from Alice Springs (or earlier from selected hotels) /Arrives: 1.00pm approximately

PALM VALLEY 4WD SAFARI
ALICE SPRINGS TO AYERS ROCK RESORT

ULURU AYERS ROCK RESORT

SOUNDS OF SILENCE DINNER

Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours - an unforgettable evening eating beautifully prepared food under the sparkling outback sky. As the sun sets in a blaze of reds and oranges, you feast on a gourmet barbecue buffet of authentic Australian delicacies including barramundi, kangaroo, emu, crocodile, bush salads and classic desserts, complemented by some of Australia’s finest wines. Attention then turns to some of the world’s best star gazing, as our resident astronomer takes you on an unforgettable tour of the spectacular southern night sky. As you wind down after a delicious dinner, you are offered a choice of tea, coffee or port. Departs: daily approximately 1 hour prior to sunset (weather permitting). Note: Not suitable for children under 10 years, surcharge applies for Christmas & New Year’s Eve.

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FIELD OF LIGHT

The Field of Light art installation by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, is the largest Field of Light installation to date. More than 50,000 stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres will bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland. Guests can immerse themselves in Munro’s grand-scale experiential artwork through the Field of Light Pass (includes coach transfers), the Field of Light Star Pass (includes transfers, sparkling wine and canapés) or the A Night at Field of Light (includes transfers, sparkling wine, canapés and threecourse buffet dinner).

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Child (15yrs & under)

the trail you will witness sunrise, visit waterholes and the rock art sites of the ancients and learn of Uluru’s cultural significance to the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people. Take time out to enjoy your picnic outback breakfast as you listen to the variety of desert noises from the surrounding environment. Your guide will tell you a number of stories associated with prominent Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories; such as the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) at the Mutitjulu Waterhole.

to Sunrise - Watch the desert come to life

Camel to Sunset - Meander for 1 hr through the rich red sand dunes on your friendly camel to watch the awe-inspiring backdrop of Uluru & Kata Tjuta change colour as the sun sets. Includes: Return transfers, 1 hr camel ride, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks & light snacks, free time to explore the camel display & gift shop. Departs: 1.5 hours prior to sunset from Ayers Rock Resort.

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During this exhilarating experience you will have a chance to view some of Australia’s greatest landmarks and their natural beauty, along with surrounding desert features. The incredible rock formations of the Olgas and seeing Uluru from a new perspective are must-see amazing views from the air.

Approximate tour duration 1.5 hours, flight duration 40 minutes. Departs on demand.

Outback Australia offers a unique and exclusive experience to Mt Conner, located 100Km east of Uluru on a private cattle station. This is the

Camel
& learn about the flora & fauna along the trail from your knowledgeable cameleer. Includes: Return transfers, 1 hr camel ride, light breakfast, tea, coffee & orange juice, free time to explore the camel display & gift shop. Departs: 1 hour prior to sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort.
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KINGS CANYON

ABORIGNAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

The local indigenous community invite you learn more about their ancient culture. This one hour immersion experience, known as the Karrke Aboriginal Experience is lead by members of the local indigenous community who will take your on a journey of their ancient culture and connectedness to the land through their weapons, musical instruments, bush tucker and medicines and the evolution and meaning of their language.

Tours operate: Wednesday to Sunday

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the crackling flames. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapes followed by a five course dinner with matched wines. Under a Desert Moon is exclusive to Kings Canyon. It is a unique outback dining experience with a menu focusing on the fresh local produce of Australia.

AT DISCOVERY RESORTS

Light-Towers at Discovery Resorts – Kings Canyon is an immersive sound and light installation by acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro. Internationally recognised for his Field of Light at Uluru, Light-Towers is now lighting up Kings Canyon. Experience the wonder of Light-Towers when you stay at our iconic property at Discovery Resorts – Kings Canyon in the heart of the Red Centre. Our premium Light-Towers experience takes place in the golden glow of sunset. Enjoy canapes and drinks with a native influence before the towers transform in front of Kings Canyon

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This small group adventure encompasses the very best the Red Centre has to offer. 3 days, exploring 3 iconic locations (Uluru, Kings Canyon & Kata Tjuta) all wrapped up in 1 tour.

There is a very good reason why Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The park was first added to the list in 1987, when the international community recognised its spectacular geological formations, rare plants and animals, and outstanding natural beauty. Your expert local guide will uncover some of the incredible secrets the Red Centre has to offer with guided commentary, stories and hidden gems that really bring this place to life.

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru / Ayers Rock

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Red Centres Aboriginal interpretive cultural centre, Sacred Rock Art Site Mutitjulu Waterhole, Kuniya Piti, Kantju Gorge & Sunset at Uluru lookout. Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Uluru to Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Hike the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge, The Olgas- Kata Tjuta Spectacular Sunrise at Uluru. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock/Yulara or Alice Spring

Outback Scenery - Travel through the remote central Australian countryside from Kings Canyon on route back to your final destination in either Yulara/Uluru or Alice Springs Kings Canyon Watarrka National Park - Engage in guided walks and learn about the flora, fauna and geology of this very special place Conclude your journey in either Yulara/Uluru or Alice Springs for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Includes: 2 Nights Camping (Uluru & Kings Canyon), 2 x breakfasts, 2 x lunches, 2 x dinners, All National Park pass entry fees, Onboard drinking water (bring own bottle) & Fitted sheet & pillowcase.

Departs: Monday, Wednesday & Saturdays from Ayers Rock Resort at 12.30pm and arrives into Alice Springs at 7pm

3 DAYS ULURU & KATA TJUTA EXPERIENCE

Day 1 Kata Tjuta Sunset

This afternoon enjoy a leisurely drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) for one of our favourite sunset experiences in Central Australia. Along the way your Driver Guide will explain the geological and cultural history of the area. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta while you take in a magnificent outback sunset and relax with canapés and Australian wines. Return to your hotel approximately 1 hour after sunset.

Day 2 Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta & Uluru Sacred Sights and Sunset

Rise early this morning to travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, the Uluru Sunrise Viewing Area. Watch the first rays of sun light up the desert while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. After sunrise travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The 1.3km walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. With plenty of time, travel to the Uluru Sunset Viewing Area where you can relax with a sparkling wine or two while you enjoy a famous Uluru sunset. Witness the incredible changing colours as the sun sets below the horizon. You’ll arrive back at Ayers Rock Resort 30 minutes after sunset.

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3 Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light

This morning you will to be taken the short distance to the exclusive Field of Light location. Arriving in complete darkness, in the quiet of pre-dawn, this once in a lifetime experience will be etched in your mind forever. Enjoy walking through the field of 50,000 globes of light at your own pace, where Desert Oaks seemingly appear from nowhere as the dawn light creeps above the horizon, then make your way up to the top of a large sand dune to the Field of Light sunrise viewing area. Enjoy your drink as the sun starts to rise and lights up the surrounding desert. Watch in awe as it pops up behind Uluru, flooding the landscape with light. From the viewing area you can see both Uluru and Kata Tjuta while the desert comes to life. After sunrise you will be transported back to your hotel.

Inclusions: 3 Day itinerary, Accommodation, Experienced Driver Guide, Comprehensive commentary, Travel in an air-conditioned coach, BBQ Dinner & Uluru-Kata Tjuṯa National Park Ticket.

There is a very good reason why Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The park was first added to the list in 1987, when the international community recognised its spectacular geological formations, rare plants and animals, and outstanding natural beauty. Your expert local guide will uncover some of the incredible secrets the Red Centre has to offer with guided -commentary, stories and hidden gems that really bring this place to life.

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru / Ayers Rock

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Red Centre’s cultural centre, Sacred Rock Art Site, Mutitjulu Waterhole Kuniya Piti, Kantju Gorge & Sunset at Uluru lookout. Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Uluru to Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon

Spectacular Sunrise at Uluru, The Olgas - Kata Tjuta, Hike the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge UluruKata Tjuta National Park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Kings Canyon to West MacDonnell Ranges

Outback Scenery - Travel through the remote central Australian countryside from Kings Canyon on route north through Alice Springs towards our campsite for the evening at Standley Chasm Kings Canyon

Watarrka National Park- Engage in a guided walk and learn about the flora, fauna and geology of this very special place Enjoy a hearty dinner and unwind with your new mates Spectacular Stargazing in remote outback Australia. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Standley Chasm and Tjoritja West MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs

Tjoritja West MacDonnell, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Bighole, Ormiston Gorge, Simpsons Gap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Includes: 3 Nights Camping (Uluru & Kings Canyon), 3 x breakfasts, 3 x lunches, 3 x dinners, All National Park pass entry fees, Onboard drinking water (bring own bottle) & Fitted sheet & pillowcase.

Departs: Monday, Wednesday & Saturdays from Ayers Rock Resort at 12.30pm and arrives into Alice Springs at 7pm

4 DAYS RED CENTRE HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Welcome to Uluru! (Ayers Rock) - This afternoon experience one of our favourite Sunset experiences in Central Australia at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Learn the geological and cultural history of the area and marvel at the unique flora and views of the central valley of the domes all while you enjoy gourmet canapés and Australian wine.

Day 2: Kings Canyon - Today you journey to Kings Canyon; learn the intriguing story of owners, Ian and Lynn Conway and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the region’s remote communities. Now get ready for hike to remember; The Kings Canyon rim walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts with spectacular views of Watarrka National Park. It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness.

Day 3: Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (Olgas) - Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Afterwards you set off to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views before arriving at Walpa Gorge to take a walk that follows the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. In the afternoon you will visit Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before travelling around the base of Uluru. Learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of sacred sites. Join your guide for a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole and explore caves and view Aboriginal rock paintings. In the evening you will relax with a glass of wine and Nibbles as the sun sets over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned. Optional upgrade: AAT Kings Exclusive BBQ dinner (Additional cost)

Day 4: Field of Light - This morning you will experience the exclusive Field of Light location with 50,000 globes of light in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the sunrise viewing platform and enjoy tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

Departs: 60 Minutes prior to Sunset from Ayers Rock Resort Concludes: 30 Minutes after Sunrise at Ayers Rock Resort

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3 DAY ULURU KATA TJUTA SAFARI FROM AYERS ROCK

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FAMOUS FOR DIVERSE LANDSCAPES AND LONG SUNNY DAYS

Cruise down Perth’s Swan River to historic Fremantle or the Swan Valley vineyards. Swim with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef or get Goldrush fever in Kalgoorlie.

Visit wineries fringed by towering forests and world famous surf breaks in the Margaret River. Feed wild bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia. Fly over the Bungle Bungle ranges and ride a camel down Broome’s Cable Beach at sunset.

TOP EXPERIENCES:

» Take a ferry from Perth upstream to the vineyards of the picturesque Swan Valley

» Listen to stories of prisoners on a tour of Fremantle prison, the states first jail

» Explore Rottnest Island by bike and discover secluded beaches & bays

» Visit world-class wineries and drive through towering karri forests in the Margaret River Region

» Swim with the whale sharks - the world’s largest fish, at Ningaloo Reef between April & June

» Head to Kalgoorlie and the goldfields for a taste of gold rush history

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» Visit the Pinnacles - amazing natural limestone structures

30,000 years ago

» From Kununurra see the beehive-shaped domes of the Bungle Bungle Ranges from the air

» Feed wild bottlenose dolphins at Monkey

Parker Point, Rottnest Island Credit: Tourism Western Australia

MARGARET RIVER

7 Day Self Drive from Perth

DAY 1: Perth, Busselton (222km)

This morning collect your rental car and head south following the picturesque coastline and pass through the pretty town of Bunbury and on to Busselton. The holiday resort town of Busselton lies sheltered along the shores of Geographe Bay. Here, you can stroll along a seemingly endless white, sandy beach or visit Busselton Jetty. The Jetty is 1.8-kilometre-long, wooden-piled jetty and the oldest & longest in the southern hemisphere. You can stroll along the 148-year-old jetty, or take the jetty train to reach the Underwater Observatory at the end.

DAY 2: Perth, Margaret River (52km)

Making you way to the Margaret River region, an area of remarkable natural beauty and a relaxed pace of life. Margaret River is home to some of Australia’s most remarkable wines and spectacular vineyards.

DAY 3: At leisure

A free day to explore all that this region has to offer. There are numerous walks through ancient woodland and forest as well as coastal trails. At Cape Leeuwin, view the famous lighthouse and see where the Indian & Southern Oceans meet. Alternatively, you may wish to discover some of the many local wineries that offer cellar door tastings and al-fresco lunches.

DAY 4 & 5: Nannup, Pemberton (140km)

Travel east via the historic mill town of Nannup to Pemberton, nestled in a valley with lush green pastures and acres of rolling vineyards and surrounded by the spectacular Karri forests of the Gloucester National Park, Indulge in the taste sensations offered by many restaurants, cafes and wineries, who specialise in fresh gourmet food and home grown produce. Recreational activities such as canoeing, fishing, swimming and bushwalking are popular pastimes.

Day 6: Mandurah (261kms)

Situated on the coast and is known for its beautiful beaches, waterways, and wildlife and offers a range of attractions, including the Mandurah Ocean Marina, which features a variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops, as well as a range of water-based activities such as boating, fishing, and dolphin watching tours. The city also has a number of parks and nature reserves, including the Serpentine River and Peel Inlet, which are popular spots for boating, kayaking, and birdwatching.

DAY 7: Return to Perth (70km)

Perhaps stop at and visit Rottnest Island on you way back to Perth today and dropping off your rental car on arrival.

ULTIMATE CORAL COAST

9 Day Self Drive from Perth

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1: Perth, Geraldton (419km)

This morning collect your rental car and head north along the Brand Highway to Geraldton. Take a detour to the Nambung National Park where you can view the Pinnacles Desert with its thousands of limestone pillars protruding from the sand.

Day 2 & 3: On to Monkey Mia (430km)

Continue north along the North West Coastal Highway to Monkey Mia in the Shark Bay World Heritage area. Each morning for more than 40 years, wild bottlenose dolphins have swum to the shallows of Monkey Mia to visit and interact with people. This rare and famous animal encounter is one of the world’s great wildlife experiences, one which attracts visitors from all over the world.

Day 4: Carnarvon (352Km)

Carnarvon’s unique location makes it a tropical oasis. It is commonly recognised for its banana plantations, tropical fruits, fine seafood and warm climate and is situated in the heart of the Gascoyne Region on the doorstep of the Indian Ocean. It is the gateway to Australia’s Ningaloo Coast, and in very close proximity to the Ningaloo Reef World Heritage areas.

Day 5 & 6: Exmouth (364Km)

Drive on to the charming town of Exmouth on the Coral Coast. Ningaloo, the largest fringing reef in Australia is just a stone’s throw away making this a must-see destination for those who enjoy snorkelling and diving. You can also enjoy kayaking or cruising in a glass bottom boat and for the ultimate marine adventure, experience the thrill of swimming with the world’s largest fish, the mighty whale shark (available mid-March to late July). *Option to drop off your car & fly back to Perth today

Day 7: Carnarvon (364Km)

This time round why not check out the hinterland, home to the Kennedy Range National park and the stunning Honeycomb gorge.

Day 8: Kalbarri (444Km)

Where the ancient rugged outback meets white sand beaches. Hop on a Murchison River cruise, hire a paddleboat or hit the water in a kayak. Take in views from the lookouts, hike the trails or join a canyoning and abseiling tour.

Tip: Plan your trip to coincide with the wildflower season (July to October) and experience the eyepopping wonder of over 1100 varieties of Western Australian wildflowers transforming the outback into a sea of colour.

Day 9: Return To Perth (571Km)

PERTH

ARCADES & LANEWAYS

Where did Perth get its name? Who was Yagan? Where is the best street art? You’ll discover all the answers on Perth’s most informative tour – Arcades and Laneways. Explore downtown Perth via the pedestrian friendly malls, ornate arcades, trendy laneways, back streets and dirty alleys. Starting at the historic Perth Town Hall, the tour winds through the lanes and arcades that cut through the city as you learn all about the stories, people and places that make Perth what it is. You may explore landmarks including The State Buildings and Yagan Square with fascinating stories delivered by a knowledgeable tour guide. Inclusions: 2.5 hour guided tour, Complimentary beverage.

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DISCOVER ROTTNEST ISLAND

Rottnest Island sits just offshore from the city of Perth, in Western Australia. A protected nature reserve, it’s famous for being the home to the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial, as well as pristine sandy beaches, tranquil bays and a unique blend of flora and fauna. Explore the beauty and tranquillity of Rottnest from the comfort and relaxation of an air-conditioned coach. This 90 minute road trip takes you to some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations, where you can experience the island’s diverse flora, fauna, history and culture for yourself with insightful commentary by our knowledgeable crew along the way. The Discover Rottnest tour stops at key vantage points around the island, where passengers can hop off the coach and stretch their legs as they soak up some of Rottnest’s worldfamous views. Add on a bike to explore the island independently or lunch to complete your Rottnest experience (at additional costs). Departs daily from Perth & Fremantle. Complimentary hotel transfers from most metropolitan hotels.

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Known as one of Australia's finest wine regions, the Margaret River region is an area blessed with natural beauty. Providing a diverse range of activities, this tour allows you to experience this highprofile Western Australian area in one day. HIGHTLIGHTS: Busselton Jetty – See the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – The meeting of two oceans, Margaret River Wine Region – One of Lonely Planet's Top 10 World Destinations to Visit, Boranup Forest – Drive through the Karri Tree forest & Local Produce –

PINNACLES DAY TOUR

Explore the world renowned Pinnacle Desert, an amazing moon like landscape. Experience off road driving and sand boarding on huge white sand dunes and see wildlife up close. HIGHLIGHTS: Caversham Wildlife Park – Touch and feed kangaroos, see koalas and wombats, Lobster Shack – See a working seafood processing factory by the Indian Ocean, Pinnacles Desert – View and walk through the amazing moon-like sandscape, 4WD Adventure – Experience an exhilarating 4WD dune adventure & Lancelin Sand Boarding – Enjoy a thrilling downhill sand board adventure INCLUDES: Luxury coach travel, lunch, expert commentary from your Coach Captain, and entry fees to attractions.

Operated by Australian Pinnacle Tours Adult Child Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Boarding 4WD Adventure

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attractions. We've curated the ‘crème de la crème' of Margaret River, creating the ultimate itinerary, perfect for a first time visitor looking to experience the region's finest attractions including wineries, galleries, breweries, local produce, forests, caves and lighthouses – with the knowledge of local expert and award winning guide Neil McLeod. Inclusions: Three days of touring, with local expert guides, Guided wine tasting with three fabulous Margaret River wine producers, Sample local gourmet produce 2 night’s in 4 star accommodation, Breakfast on 2 days + lunches for 3 days on tour, Entry fee onto the Busselton Jetty, Mammoth Cave Tour, Entry into the grounds at Cape Leeuwin & Wildflowers in season (Sept – Oct)

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MARGARET RIVER & SOUTH WEST

MARGARET RIVER Margarets In Town Apartments
MARGARET RIVER Margarets Beach Resort
MANDURAH Seashells Mandurah
BUSSELTON Abbey Beach Resort

For over 50,000 years, the Wadandi and Bibbulman people of the Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River areas of Australia’s south-west have walked this ancient land.

Together with other Aboriginal groups from an area that stretches from Kalbarri to Esperance, they are also known as Noongar. The Noongar culture is as rich and varied as the countryside itself, and their knowledge of the environment is incredible and fascinating.

Koomal Dreaming is your opportunity to follow in their footsteps and experience Wadandi and Bibbulman country through their eye.

This tour commences with a short guided bushwalk identifying traditional medicine plants & knowledge about the region. Next you will venture into Ngilgi Cave where the good spirit Ngilgi dwells, to hear Dreamtime legends and enjoy a mesmerising didgeridoo performance as part of a unique cave experience. Includes Cave entry fee.

rest assured and enjoy peace of mind that you are on a large, stable and incredibly safe vessel along with an expert trained to crew to assist you with any needs throughout the day. The Alison Maree also offers modern facilities on board including air conditioning, toilets, filtered water system, comfortable PFD's and complimentary

Blue and Whaler Sharks, Australian Sea Lions, New Zealand Fur Seals, Giant Squid, Oceanic Sunfish and even the rare Beaked Whale.

Join us for an intimate swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment. This award-winning tour is an exhilarating experience and provides the ultimate opportunity to swim with wild Bottlenose Dolphins. Accompanied by our experienced guide and trained volunteers, this 3-4 hour boat tour in the protected waters of Koombana Bay will leave you breathless. Inclusions: 3-4 hour guided swim tour with our experienced guide, Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins and buoyancy vest if required & Cold drink and snack on board.

Departs: - Every Day (1st November to 30th Mayseasonal and weather dependent).

DIDGERIDOO CAVE TOUR
Operated by Koomal Dreaming Cultural Experiences

CORAL COAST & NORTH WEST

Gorge Resort’s safari-style tented cabins, The Station’s resort style bungalows, private riverside camp sites, all-inclusive luxury lodge El Questro Homestead an oasis of

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BROOME Seashells Broome
BROOME Oaks Broome Hotel
KIMBERLEY Discovery Resorts - Lake Argyle

Relax & enjoy your full day adventure snorkelling with Whalesharks, the biggest fish in the sea. A small group ultimate experience on the World Heritage ‘Ningaloo Reef’. With dedicated spotter planes, we locate big numbers of Whalesharks for the fully natural wildlife interaction. Our experienced guides will lead you out on the greatest adventure of a lifetime! Onboard marine biologists to teach you all about Whalesharks & Reef ecology and our videographer capturing the whole day for you. We often see Manta Rays, Dugongs, multiple species of Dolphin & not to forget from June, watch mighty Humpback Whales making a big splash too. Never go hungry with snacks, buffet lunch & refreshments throughout the day and to complete the experience, your free Whaleshark video, pictures and a Good Swim Guarantee*(some conditions apply). Departs: Daily 7am-4.30pm (March - early August)

Experience the highlights of pristine Dampier Peninsula on this adventurous day trip into indigenous Bardi country. Learn about the Peninsula's place in Australia's history as we travel north through distinctive pindan woodland. Get to know local indigenous communities, discover the art of pearling at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, visit the remote One Arm Point aquaculture hatchery and swim in clear, tropical water at Jologo Beach. HIGHLIGHTS: Beagle Bay Church, Introduction to Cygnet Bay Pearling, One Arm Point.

INCLUSIONS: Experienced Guide, Delicious restaurant lunch at Cygnet Bay, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour, Community Entry Permits, Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community Church Visit & A guided tour of the Ardyaloon Trochus Hatchery & Aquaculture Centre.

Experience the trip of life time with the ONLY operator based at the falls! Depart Broome in a luxury Cessna Caravan seaplane for a stunning low-level scenic flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago and Cape Leveque before landing on the calm waters of Talbot Bay. Climb aboard our power boat to experience the incredible tidal power of the Horizontal Falls. Taking time to relax enjoy a cruise through the surrounding bays and creeks before a swim in our huge “Croc/Shark free” cage. Have time to take it all in on the luxury houseboat for a freshly prepared meal before a scenic flight back to Broome. Includes either a BBQ breakfast or lunch! Price excludes marine park fees.

Departs: Daily at 5.30am or 11.30am between April – October.

See the Highlights and History of Broome. Learn about the outback town's unique heritage and current colourful alfresco lifestyle and relax with a delightful Cable Beach sunset at the end of the day. Highlights: Pearl Luggers, Sun Pictures, Story of Anatasia's Pool, Gantheaume Point, Town Beach, Japanese Cemetery, Chinatown, Cable Beach and Spinifex Brewery.

COOK ISLANDS

ENDLESS ADVENTURES, STUNNING LAGOONS AND WARM TROPICAL DAYS

Boasting rare beauty, an idyllic climate, warm welcoming people and a pace of life unsurpassed for peace, endless adventure, romance & pure relaxation the Cook Islands are a perfect choice of stopover destination.

From surf to safaris; from waterfalls to wakeboarding; from pampering to paddle boarding; from nightlife to night-markets. The island vibe is chilled and the locals can’t wait to welcome you to our Modern Polynesian home. With over 50+ restaurants and cafes and only 45 minutes by car round the whole island of Rarotonga you will feel like you are in one big resort. Take the 45 minute flight from Rarotonga to Aitutaki for the bluest lagoons you have ever seen! Your only problem will be, once you find paradise its hard to let go!

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Manuia Beach Resort & Spa
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Cook Island flower girls. Credit: Cook Islands Destination
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STORYTELLERS ECO CYCLE TOUR

Enjoy a unique & informative cycle tour through quiet lanes & tracks on the island of Rarotonga learning about the history & heritage of this beautiful island. Stories of cultural heritage underpin a deep love & respect of this natural environment. Suits most levels of fitness & riding experience. Each tour finishes with a local lunch & cool down with a swim at a small secluded beach or rainforest stream.

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Discover Cycle Tour

Explore Cycle Tour

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SAFARI 4WD INLAND TOUR

Hop in one of our 4x4 safari jeeps and let Raro Safari Tours take you on the most thrilling road trip inland of Rarotonga! Professional drivers and expert tour guides will create a great way for you to explore and experience the Island along with a lot of humour and fun that you'll never forget. Raro Safari Tours offers exciting half-day adventures into the interior of Rarotonga. On our tour, you will get clear views of the sunrise coming up over the picturesque views of Rarotonga from below the beautiful Te Rua Manga (needle). The scene will surely take your breath away. We not only provide a fun, educational and safe tour to our valued clients but we also serve delicious refreshments. Includes: Transfers, Tours & Tasty BBQ Fish Lunch. (Chicken is available if preferred.- Needs to be advised at time of booking) Departs: Twice Daily 9.30am & 12.30pm

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AITUTAKI DAY TOUR

No visit to the Cook Islands is complete without a trip across to the magical island of Aitutaki. Aitutaki is renowned not only for its vast turquoise lagoon, but also for its colourful coral, tropical fish, sea turtles and long sandy beaches. Pick-up from your hotel on Rarotonga commences from 7am, then it’s on to the domestic airport for your 8am departure and 50 minute flight to Aitutaki. On arrival at Aitutaki you will be taken on a one hour island tour by 'le truck'. Then it's on to the highlight of the day - The Vaka Cruise aboard the 21 metre vaka (catamaran) Titi-ai-Tong. There is time for snorkelling and swimming before stopping for a tasty barbecue lunch, cooked right on board. The cruise stops at several motu (small islets) including One Foot Island, before passing by Akaiam. Snorkelling gear and towels are provided on the lagoon cruise and A fresh BBQ lunch served on board along with tea, coffee and water Departs: Monday to Saturday

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Captain Tamas award winning Lagoon Cruise is undoubtedly one of the best ways to discover and experience the stunning Muri lagoon. Cruise across the beautiful Muri Lagoon to a protected reserve where many species of marine life dwell. You will have the chance here to snorkel and feed the fish before heading to a motu (small islet). On the motu you can enjoy more swimming, a stroll around the island or just relax in the sun while your friendly crew prepare a scrumptious Fish BBQ lunch served with local fruits and side dishes. On the motu following lunch, your crew will explain and demonstrate the many uses of our tree of life ‘the coconut tree. There will also be a pareu (sarong) tying show where with a couple volunteers from the cruise, your crew will demonstrate how a simple and beautiful printed piece of material can be worn in style for many occasions.

Includes Guided Tour, Snorkelling Equipment, Fish BBQ Lunch, Coconut & Pareu Tying Show, Entertainment & return transfers. Operates : Sun to Fri Departs: 11am

Operated by Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruise

Lagoon Cruise with Return Transfers

CULTURAL DINNER & SHOW

Umu Experience share their Cook Islands Culture with visitors through a unique display of performances by local dance group ‘Manavanui’, while showcasing the preparation and delivery of a delicious traditional island feast. Backed by Manavanui’s talented drummers, your evening begins under the stars with warriors demonstrating through chants and dance, the process and preparation of a traditional umu (underground oven). You then delight in a flavourful umu platter served to your table, and help yourself to a buffet of freshly prepared salads and local dishes. As you dine, Manavanui’s string band and impressive vocals will entertain. A simple dessert is later served. Following dinner and to conclude the night, beautiful island maidens will appear on stage and gracefully perform before the warriors join in for slow and fast paced items. The Umu Cultural Night is an absolutely spectacular evening of well choreographed performances and delectable island feasting that both visitors and locals of all ages will no doubt enjoy.

Operated by Umu Experience

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ISLAND DISCOVERY TOURS

Start your holiday with an orientated cultural circle island tour of the island. Be enlightened with a qualified tour guide sharing with you the local history & culture of Rarotonga as you journey around the island in an air-conditioned site seeing coach. You will visit an ancient sacred village and experience a demonstration of the coconut and its tree - the Tumunu - tree of life. Experience a stop at Highland Paradise and enjoy the flavours of our local cuisine for lunch.

Operated by Raro Tours Adult Child (2-12 yrs) Island

MURI LAGOON CRUISE

TE VAKA LAGOON CRUISE - AITUTAKI

AITUTAKI Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
AITUTAKI Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Aitutaki

FIJI

Whether you decide to stay on the main island of Viti Levu or head out to one of the many island resorts, such as the beautiful Mamanuca or Yasawa Islands, we will find the perfect accommodation to suit your budget. Choose from luxury resorts, eco-lodges & health spas through to rental villas or backpackers – there’s something for everyone. Fiji’s natural beauty & friendly people renowned for their warmth, friendliness & generosity make it a favourite stopover destination.

THE HEART OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

Scattered across the South Pacific over 230,000 square km’s of ocean, the 330 islands of Fiji are where happiness finds you. These unique, unspoilt islands are home to 1600 km’s of pristine white sand beaches, fabulous coral gardens & dazzling blue lagoons. Fiji is an exotic friendly group of islands where the locals wear flowers in their hair & smiles on their faces.

Coral Coast
The Sunshine Coast
Viti Levu Mamanuca Islands
Yasawa Islands Nadi
Sofitel Fiji Denarau Island Resort & Spa Double Tree
Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa
First Landing Beach Resort
Tokoriki Island Resort
Yasawa Island Resort & SPA
Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji
Matamonoa Island Resort Malolo Island Fiji
Suva
Vanua Levu
Women's Meke. Credit: Chris McLennan
Yasawa Group
Loma Group Lau Group Taveuni Vanua Levu
Viti Levu Kadavu
(c) Mark Snyder
MAMANUCA ISLANDS Castaway
MAMANUCA ISLANDS Mana Island Resort
MAMANUCA ISLANDS
MAMANUCA ISLANDS Lomani Island

CLOUD 9

Cloud 9 is a floating paradise located in the middle of the tropical oceans of Fiji. Its stunning location offers complete privacy and spectacular 360 degree views of Fiji’s incredible islands, as well as boasting a gourmet pizzeria and bar on board. With a tight roster of international underground chill–house DJs, Cloud 9 is more than just a floating bar; it’s a vibe. Family-run and handcrafted with precision and creativity, Cloud 9 is laid–back and naturally classy with a fun and unpretentious atmosphere, a beautiful sun deck, multiple day beds and a quality surround sound system throughout.

Operated by Storytellers

Full Day - Ex Denarau

Full Day - Ex Coral Coast

Adult Child (10-15 yrs)

£99

£89

£73 £73

CULTURE VILLAGE SHOW & DINNER

5.30pm Return: 8.30pm

SIGATOKA RIVER SAFARI

Fiji’s original jet-boat safari, Sigatoka River Safari, offers a half-day, uniquely Fijian adventure in the heart and soul of Fiji aboard custom-built safari jet boats. Passengers will travel along the Sigatoka River in jet boats to visit authentic Fijian villages and experience a day in the life of the real ‘kaiviti’ (Fijian). To bring the safari to life, a 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.

Includes return hotel transfers, complimentary sarongs for the ladies, complimentary bottle of water each, guided tour in our SRS coach up the Sigatoka Valley, 40 minutes jet boat ride to the village including commentary stops, village tour with your own tour guide, Kava Ceremony, Lunch, entertainment and Jet Boat Thrill ride back to base.

Departs Sigatoka Town 1:00pm and returns 5:45pm. Resort Pick up from 12.00pm to 12.10pm

Operated by Sigatoka Safari

MALAMALA BEACH CLUB

Surrounded by Fiji’s famous crystal-clear waters, Malamala Beach Club, the world’s first beach club is located on its very own island, situated just 30 minutes from Port Denarau. Perfect for those looking for things to do in Fiji, you can enjoy the beach club with a Full or Half Day Pass to experience white sand beaches, Beachside Cabanas, a resort-style infinity-edge pool, and views across the Mamanuca Islands from Fiji’s best-located island.

Surrounded by Fiji’s famous crystal-clear waters, Malamala Beach Club, the world’s first beach club is located on its very own island, situated just 30 minutes from Port Denarau. Perfect for those looking for things to do in Fiji, you can enjoy the beach club with a Full or Half Day Pass to experience white sand beaches, Beachside Cabanas, a resort-style infinity-edge pool, and views across the Mamanuca Islands from Fiji’s best-located island.

Operated by South Seas Cruises Per Person Full

SOUTH SEA SAILING

South Sea Sailing offers a brand new 78 Foot sailing catamaran. SABRE is the first and only of its kind in the southern hemisphere and provides a full day experience like no other. The full day sailing experience will cruise through the Mamanuca island stopping to swim and relax on the sand as well as stopping to snorkel at abundant tropical reefs. With snorkelling gear provided and easy access off the front of SABRE via stairs or a slide, Included in the Day Experience price are a gourmet morning tea buffet lunch designed by our executive chef. Soft drinks and bottled water are complimentary and available all day with wine and beer also included from lunch time for 2 hour.

Departs: Daily 9am Return 4.45pm

Operated by South Sea Cruises

TIVUA ISLAND

Step aboard our magnificent tall ships or the luxurious sailing catamaran to set sail for beautiful Tivua Island, a tiny jewel in the Mamanuca island group. Tivua Island is our exclusive atoll surrounded by a circle of white sandy beach and 500 acres of coral gardens. Here visitors will enjoy an unforgettable day in paradise, with a big range of activities to choose from and something for absolutely everyone. Water based activities range from snorkelling, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and glass bottom boat tours. Or for those wanting a taste of Fijian culture, take a medicine nature walk, learn to husk and weave coconut fibres and partake in a traditional Kava ceremony. Explore the area's natural beauty, we offer seasonal bird and turtle viewing. Or see our baby black tipped reef sharks. Captain's Kids Club and a bunch of great sporting activities including beach volleyball, sandcastle building and a treasure hunt for the adventurous ones.

Includes: Return transfers from Denarau and Nadi hotels, 3 hours sailing with morning & afternoon tea, 4 hours island time with BBQ lunch, beer, wine & soft drink, guided snorkelling, volleyball, kayaks, SUPs, medicine walk, kids club, Fijian entertainment.

Operated by Captain Cook Cruises

CAPTAIN COOK CRUISES

Captain Cook Cruises is proud to announce the arrival of small ship luxury expedition cruising in Fiji. MS Caledonian Sky, the luxury expedition small ship will replace MV Reef Endeavour and see the dawn of a new era of high end cruise experiences never seen in Fiji before. Her arrival elevates and expands the pioneering expeditions

Captain Cook Cruises’ Reef Endeavour has undertaken since the late 1990s and will be exploring the most remote and beautiful parts of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.

GO BEYOND WITH EXCLUSIVE ACCESS With little contact with the outside world, this unspoilt paradise is open exclusively to you when you cruise with us on Caledonian Sky. A new destination or even two each day. Visiting places far off the beaten track, villages and schools, experiencing traditional ceremonies and more - you will go where other travellers cannot get to.

FIJI'S BEST KEPT SECRETS - EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE AND LEARN

Our unmatched expedition team of marine biologists and cultural experts will guide and inform you about the unexplored Lau Islands, the remote north of Fiji and beyond. A unique and exclusive opportunity to learn and experience.

SWIMMING, SNORKELLING, DIVING, SUP & KAYAKING

Be guided by our experts as you discover the pristine coral reefs and marine life of the remote reaches of Fiji, southern Tonga and northern Samoa.

YOUR OCEAN VIEW SUITES

A range of elegantly appointed ocean view standard, superior, premium plus deluxe suites with private balconies.

FLAVOURS OF FIJI

Dining is a vital ingredient of your Fiji cruise. All food is prepared onboard, from fresh, local and imported produce. Our onboard entertainment adds an authentic flavour to the mix.

Comprising 57 exceptionally spacious, well designed suites with ocean views arranged over four decks, all suites feature a sitting room area and some have private balconies.

Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, hot towel rack and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or bath tub. Each have walk-in or spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool or desk, mini-fridge, flat screen television, telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted toiletries, air-conditioning and heating, bottled water, dressing gowns and slippers.

TAHITI

WELCOME TO PARADISE!

Scattered across five archipelagos, the 118 islands of French Polynesia boast high, rugged mountain peaks, coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, white sand, palm-fringed beaches, and luxuriously intimate resorts. Each island paradise has something for everyone.

Immersed in a world of majestic mountain peaks, turquoise waters and white-sand beaches, visitors to our islands create memories through authentic experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. For centuries, the Tahitian people have referred to this as "Mana". Mana is a life force and spirit that surrounds and connects all living things. You can see it. Touch it. Taste it. Feel it. And from the moment you arrive, you will understand why we say our islands are Embraced by Mana.

Bora Bora Tahaa Maiao
Tupai
Huahine-Nui
Tetiaroa Raiatea
Moorea Tahiti
(C) Tim McKenna
MOOREA Manava Beach Resort and Spa
MOOREA Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & SPA

BORA Conrad Bora Bora Nui

FULL DAY 4WD SAFARI & WATERFALL TOUR

Follow your guide for this full day tour of Moorea! Spend your morning in 4WD discovering the interior of the island, its magnificent panoramas and cultural beauties. Lunch time will be enjoyed reef side at the Pointe de Temae, with a typical Polynesian dish served with a glass of punch. A short break will enable you to stroll along the beach, collect up some nice shells and swim in the lagoon. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Afareaitu where an easy climb of about 15mn will take you to one of the waterfalls of the valley. Do not hesitate to take a dip! An enjoyable moment for the discovery of the different facets of Moorea.

INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transfers from/to the meeting point by car ; guided tour ; picnic lunch (Tahitian poisson cru with small salad of rice, mineral water, punch, local beers and fruit juices).

Departs: 08:30am Returns: 03:00

OF THE AUTHENTIC TAHITI

Explore the island on a tour that incorporates Polynesian history and lifestyle, nature and tradition, as you discover the stunning scenery that our spectacular island has to offer. The drive south takes you along the delightful coast road surrounded by crystal clear lagoon waters and dramatic volcanic scenery covered in luscious vegetation, waterfalls, and geographical wonders. On the road side enjoy the sights of local fishermen selling their daily catch or tradesman selling their fruits and local produce.

INCLUSIONS: Guided tour, transfers to/from tour departure point, refreshments.

Departs: 09:00am Returns: 05:00pm

PURE SNORKELLING

This is the best way to explore marine flora and fauna on a trip for swimmers of all levels. Your qualified diving instructor will instruct you and help you explore the beauty of the coral gardens, leopard and manta rays during 4 visits to protected sites on board one of the most comfortable boats on the waters (Larson 254). The 3hrs Private Tour is only available in the afternoon; 1/2 day morning tour also available, price on request.

INCLUSIONS: Guided tour with a diving instructor, beverages provided during the tour: water, soft drinks, juice, wetsuits and life jackets when needed, snorkeling equipment, beach towels.

Departs: 08:30am Returns: 12:00am.

BORA BORA Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resort Hotel
DISCOVERY

BOOKING INFORMATION & CONDITIONS

OUR AGREEMENT WITH YOU

These conditions will form part of the contract between everyone named on your confirmation invoice (‘you’) & ANZCRO (UK) (‘us’). Your contract will be with ANZCRO (UK) which is a member of ABTOT (ABTOT 5555). Our ATOL number (ATOL 5571) granted by the Civil Aviation. Authority protects your air holidays & flights. In the unlikely event of insolvency, the CAA will ensure you are not stranded abroad & will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol. org.uk. All travel arrangements are sold subject to the following booking conditions. Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed in this brochure. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.

BROCHURE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY & PRICE

This brochure was published June 2024 with prices shown in UK£. It is valid from 01 April 2024 to September 2025. Advertised prices shown within our brochure are believed correct at the time of printing. However, for a variety of reasons (such as exchange rate variations) the price of your arrangements as confirmed at the time of booking is very likely to be different to that appearing in our brochure. In addition, despite our best efforts, errors in advertised prices & other details occasionally occur & hotel descriptions & facilities can change even after out brochure has been printed. We reserve the right to correct such errors & information. Current pricing will be advised to you at time of booking. The prices shown in this brochure have been calculated on the basis of the exchange rate applicable on 10 June 2024 as indicated in the Financial Times Guide to World Currencies. The price actually payable will be calculated on the basis of the exchange rates applicable at the time you make your booking. The price may also have changed for other reasons. In order to guarantee the price of arrangements confirmed at the time of booking or any element of them (i.e. any flight(s), we may need to ask you to make full payment for the arrangements/element(s) concerned at time of booking prior to balance due date. If you fail to meet any such request, any increase(s) in the price will be passed on. It may not always be possible to guarantee the price by making payment in this way in which case any increase(s) will be passed on as set out below. Once the price of your arrangements have been confirmed at the time of booking, then subject to the correction of errors we will only increase or decrease the price in the following circumstances. Price increases or decreases after booking will be passed on by way of a surcharge or refund. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out in this clause, in the event of any change in our transportation costs or in dues, taxes or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at airports or in the exchange rates which have been used to calculate the cost of your holiday. Even in the above cases, only if any increase in our costs excess 2% of the total cost of your arrangements (excluding any amendment charges) will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater then 10% of the total cost of your arrangements (excluding any amendment charges), you will be entitled to cancel your booking & receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us (except for any amendment charges). A refund will only be payable if any decrease in our costs exceeds 2% as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the full amount of such decrease. You have 14 days from the surcharge invoice issue date to tell us if you want to cancel or purchase other arrangements. If we do not hear from you within this time, we are entitled to assume that you will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the cost of your arrangements or within 14 days of the surcharge invoice issue date, whichever is the later. No surcharge will be levied within 30 days of your departure. No refunds will be payable if any decrease in our costs occurs within this period either

CANCELLATIONS

BY YOU

If you need to cancel a confirmed booking you must contact us in writing, either directly or through your travel agent, & the lead passenger must sign the letter. If you cancel before the balance is due, you will forfeit your deposit. Cancellations after full payment has been made will incur additional charges to cover administration & cancellation charges imposed by suppliers. Should you cancel your confirmed booking, or part of your booking, the following cancellation charges will apply:

DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FEES

6 days AFTER confirmation Deposit plus any airline or ground operator charges

30-15 days prior to travel 50% of the holiday costs plus any airline or ground operator charges

14 days or less prior to travel 100% of the holiday costs

NOTE: These cancellation charges apply to all bookings, except in circumstances where a booking includes items or services where our suppliers cancellation charges exceed those shown above. In these circumstances any additional cancellation charges will be advised at the time of booking. Please ensure you are certain of the fees applicable to your booking by asking your travel agent or us before proceeding to book your arrangements.

CHANGES BY YOU

If you wish to make a change to a confirmed booking please contact your travel agent. Any changes made before departure will incur a min. charge of £50 per person. In many cases airlines require tickets to be issued on booking & where tickets have been issued changes may be treated as a cancellation. Please note: A change to the travel departure date once confirmed, is regarded as a cancellation & rebooking, not an amendment to the booking. Some suppliers, particularly airlines, whose fares may be non-refundable, may consider a name or other change to an exiting booking, as a cancellation & rebooking, with up to 100% cancellation charges.

CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS BY US

Arrangements are often made many months in advance. Occasionally, we, airlines &/or suppliers have to make changes to & correct errors in published & other details both before & after bookings have been confirmed & cancel confirmed bookings. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes & cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. However, we will only cancel your confirmed booking 8 weeks or less before departure where you have failed to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel or where we are forced to do so as a result of circumstances outside our control or because an insufficient number of people have booked your chosen arrangements & we have notified you of this not less than 8 weeks before departure. Most changes are minor. Occasionally, we have to make a significant change. Significant changes incl. the following changes when made before departure; a change of accommodation to that of a lower official classification or standard for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of outward departure time or overall length of time you are away of 24 or more hours or a change of UK departure point to one which is substantially more inconvenient for you (except between airports within or around the same city). If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options:

(a) For significant changes accepting the changed arrangements or (b) Purchasing alternative arrangements for us, of a similar standard to those originally booked if available (if the alternative is less expensive than the original arrangements, we will refund the difference but if more expensive, we will ask you to pay the difference, or

(c) Cancelling or accepting the cancellation in which case you will receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. If we have to make a significant change or cancel after the date you have to pay the balance of the cost of your arrangements, we will pay you the compensation set out below depending on the circumstances provided we have received full payment subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable & no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result or unusual & unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or where we cancel more then 8 weeks before departure because an insufficient number of people have booked your chosen arrangements. No compensation will be payable & the above options will not be available if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these Booking Conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where any change is a minor one. A significant change or cancellation is notified to you.

FOR ENQUIRIES & RESERVATIONS CALL US

ANZCRO UK - Pool Innovation Centre, Trevenson Rd, Pool, Redruth Cornwall TR15 3PL

Phone: 01872 266 899

Fax: 01872 266 890

Email: sales@anzcro.co.uk Web: www.anzcro.co.uk

DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE COMPENSATION PER PERSON

56 days or more

55 to 29 days

28 to 14 days

Very rarely, we may be forced by “force majeure” to change or terminate your arrangements after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result.

OUR LIABILITY

(a) Packages: We are responsible for ensuring your package holiday is of a reasonable standard & as described to you. If any part fails to reach this standard & affects the enjoyment of your holiday, we will offer reasonable compensation providing it is not due to events outside our control. Our liability in all these cases is limited to an amount we consider reasonable, having regard for the cost of the service or facility concerned & the seriousness of the deficiency.

ANZCRO (UK) accepts responsibility for death, injury or illness caused by the negligent acts &/or omissions of our employees or agents, together with our suppliers & sub-contractors, servants &/ or agents of the same, whilst acting in the course of their employment in the provision of your package holiday. We will pay compensation equivalent to that which would be awarded in an English Court, but will not offer compensation if the injury, illness or death is caused by your own fault or the fault of someone unconnected with the package, or an event that could not have been expected or avoided even with all due care. In respect of international carriage by air or sea our liability in all cases will be limited in the manner permitted by international conventions. You may ask for copies of these on written request to our offices.

(b) Other Travel Arrangements: When acting only as a booking agent

ANZCRO (UK) has no liability whatsoever for any aspect of the travel arrangements & accepts no liability for any loss, personal injury or death however incurred, except where caused by our own proven negligence.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

If you have a problem during the course of your holiday, you must inform the supplier of the service, plus a representative whose details we have provided, or telephone our offices immediately as failure to do so may reduce or extinguish any possible claim. We will endeavour to put things right as soon as possible. We will acknowledge all complaints on their receipt & deal with them promptly & efficiently. Any disputes which cannot be amicably settled may (if the client wishes) be referred to arbitration under a special scheme which although devised by arrangement with the ABTA, is administered independently by IDRS, part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme does not apply for amounts greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking. Neither does it apply to claims that are solely or mainly in respect of physical injury or illness. The application for arbitration must be made within nine months of the date of return to the United Kingdom, but in special circumstances it may still be offered outside this period. Alternatively, you may wish to take any dispute to the Small Claims Court. Full details of the Arbitration Scheme can be obtained from ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ.

DATA PROTECTION POLICY

In order to process your booking & to ensure your travel arrangements run smoothly & meet your requirements we (& your travel agent) need to use the info you provide such as name, address, & special needs/ dietary requirements etc. We take full responsibility for ensuring proper security measures are in place to protect your information. We must pass the info on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as airlines, hotels, transport companies etc. The info may also be provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Additionally where your holiday is outside the European Economic Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will not however, pass any info onto any person not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive info you give us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/ religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking.) In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.

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