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Welcome to Australia General Information AAT Kings Guided Tours Independent Holidays Car & Motorhome Rentals Rail Coral Expeditions Guided Walks Luxury Lodges

AUSTRALIA BY STATE NEW SOUTH WALES 34 - 35 Introduction & Independent Touring 36 - 40 Sydney 41 Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley 42 - 43 Coastal Regions QUEENSLAND 44 - 45 Introduction & Independent Touring 46 - 47 Brisbane & Moreton Bay 48 - 49 Gold Coast & Hinterland 50 - 52 Sunshine & Fraser Coasts 53 - 54 Whitsunday Islands 55 Hamilton Island 56 - 59 Cairns 60 - 63 Port Douglas & Daintree VICTORIA 64 - 65 66 - 68 69 - 71

Introduction & Independent Touring Melbourne Regional Victoria

TASMANIA 72 - 73 74 75

Introduction & Independent Touring Hobart Regional Tasmania

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 76 - 77 Introduction & Independent Touring 78 - 80 Adelaide 81 Regional South Australia NORTHERN TERRITORY 82 Introduction 83 - 86 Darwin & The Top End 87 Alice Springs 88 - 89 Ayers Rock 90 Kings Canyon 91 Multiday Tours WESTERN AUSTRALIA 92 - 93 Introduction & Independent Touring 94 - 95 Perth 96 - 97 Margaret River & South West 98 - 99 Coral Coast & North West

All prices in $AUD

Cover: Uluru Aboriginal Tours, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, NT. Photo Credit: James Fisher/Tourism Australia Opposite Page: Glass House Mountains, Mary Cairncross Lookout, QLD. Photo Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland / Jason Charles Hill Photography


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 Special airline arrangements with 4 major Trans Tasman airlines 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, simple vouchers, maps and document wallets


WELCOME

TO ANZCRO AUSTRALIA

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, Great Ocean Road, VIC. Credit: Tourism 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 over 20 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 & itinerary.

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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 ABTA, ATOL & is an IATA accredited agent meaning that all flights, air holidays and land arrangements booked by us are fully protected.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FREEWHEEL IN YOUR MOTORHOME

MEET NEW FRIENDS ON A GUIDED TOUR An escorted coach 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.

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 tailor-make an itinerary just for you! We offer a fantastic choice of accommodation, transport and sightseeing... but

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 self-drive 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 selfdrive holiday just for you!

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.

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.

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GENERAL INFORMATION TIME ZONE

CLIMATE

There are three time zones in Australia:

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.

EST ( Eastern Standard Time ) New South Wales, Australian Captial 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

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

Approximately 24 million

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

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 26 Jan 18 30 Mar 18 02 Apr 18 25 Apr 18 11 Jun 18 01 Oct 18 25 Dec 18 26 Dec 18

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Australia Day Good Friday Easter Monday Anzac Day Queen’s Birthday Labour Day Christmas Day Boxing Day

GOODS & SERVICES TAX (GST)

Primary, Intermediate & Secondary School 14 Apr 18 – 30 Apr 18 07 Jul 18 – 23 Jul 18 29 Sep 18 – 14 Oct 18 20 Dec 18 – Jan 19 (Guideline only – each state will vary)

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.

Jacaranda Trees at Circular Quay, Sydney Credit: Destination NSW

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

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.

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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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 2018 From international food and wine festivals and art exhibitions to action-packed cycling and running marathons, Australia hosts many world class events. The below outlines just a couple of the major ones that are extremely popular. Tip: Over these times we’d suggest you book as early as possible so you don’t miss out.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

Australian Open, Melbourne Australia Day, National

Chinese New Year | Adelaide Fringe Festival Mardi Gras, Sydney | Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne Grand Prix WOMADelaide Mardi Gras, Sydney

Australian Open

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Grand Prix

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

Commonweath Games, Gold Coast | ANZAC Day, National Byron Bay Bluesfest | Fashion Week, National

Vivid Sydney Ironman, Port Macquarie

Dark MOFO, Hobart Sydney Film Festival

Borobi, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games maskot

Ironman

Sydney Film Festival

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Gold Coast Airport Marathon Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay

Noosa Jazz Festival Australian Surf Festival

AFL Grand Final, Melbourne | Brisbane Festival Floriade Flower Festival, Canberra

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Floriade Flower Festival

Australian Surf Festival

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Gold Coast 600 | Bathurst 1000 Invictus Games, Sydney

Melbourne Cup

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race New Years Eve, National

Gold Coast 600

Melbourne Cup

Yacht Race

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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

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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 Tour 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.

When arranging your holiday well in advance, there is nothing worse than having your plans turned upside down when something is cancelled. AAT 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 guaranteed so have your travel agent check with ANZCRO for more information.

AAT 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: 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.

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 EARLYBIRD OFFER Many travellers plan their holiday well in advance and if you would like to book your tour early, then we can help you save money. Book and pay any AAT King Guided Tour up until 31st January 2018 and save 10%. Valid for any travel, 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. That’s a great saving and means more spending money for you to take on holiday! (Note: discount not valid with any other offer).

TRAVEL IN COMFORT

COMPLIMENTARY TRANSFERS

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.

Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and AAT Kings hotels on scheduled start and end days of Guided Holidays and with pre or post tour accommodation booked through AAT Kings.

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AUSTRALIAN HIGHLIGHTS 13 days Melbourne to Sydney

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS »» 12 nights quality Hotel accommodation »» Travel by luxury coach accompanied by experienced Tour Director »» 12 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 4 dinners »» Indulge with a unique dining experience on board Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant »» Discover Melbourne’s colourful hidden laneways and arcades »» Savour a unique Aussie BBQ experience at Earth Sanctuary »» Toast an Uluru Sunset with gourmet canapés and wine »» Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise »» Discover aboriginal rock art and learn about sacred sites at Uluru »» Explore Kata Tjuta and hike through Walpa Gorge »» Interact with local Aboriginal artists and create your own dot painting masterpiece »» Cruise and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef »» Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at famous Bondi Beach »» Experience Sydney Opera House on a guided tour

TOUR ITINERARY DAY 1 - WELCOME TO MELBOURNE (D) Welcome to Melbourne. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner onboard Melbourne’s famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Stay: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 3 nights

DAY 2 - MELBOURNE SIGHTS (B) Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour then discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, café society and street art on a private walking tour. The rest of your day is free. You may like to take an optional experience to Phillip Island or even experience some of Melbourne’s well known food and culture.

Sydney Harbour, NSW. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Uluru (Ayers Rock),Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT Credit: Tourism Australia

The Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland. Credit: Tourism Australia

DAY 3 - MELBOURNE FREE TIME (B)

DAY 10 - CAIRNS - SYDNEY (B)

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. You may like to take a full day optional experience to the Great Ocean Road Twelve Apostles. Or maybe treat yourself to a theatre production.

Today you’ll fly to Sydney. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will give you hints and tips on the best places to eat, and after dinner why not take a stroll along the beautiful waterfront. Stay: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 3 nights

DAY 4 - MELBOURNE - ALICE SPRINGS (B,D) Today you fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs. On arrival visit School of the Air and hear how this school delivers education to children living in remote areas. Next stop is the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening you’re Invited by Joe, Dan, Tommy and Ben Falzon for a home-cooked gourmet BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of ecology, culture and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long. Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, Alice Springs

DAY 5 - ALICE SPRINGS - ULURU (B) Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges and pause to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) often mistaken for Uluru, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon is free for you to enjoy. Later, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying gourmet canapés and wine. Stay: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights

A day of sightseeing around this stunning harbor city awaits! Join a guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House before discovering Sydney’s famous Eastern Suburbs and putting your feet in the sand at famous Bondi Beach. Take to the water on a Captain Cook lunch cruise. Spend the rest of your day seeing the sights of your choice.

DAY 12 - SYDNEY FREE TIME (B,D) Today is free for you to do as you choose. Why not take a day trip to the spectacular Blue Mountains for fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. You’ll visit the charming village of Leura, see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit a Wildlife Park to get up close and personal to some of Australia’s cuddly native animals. Spend your last evening in Sydney together along with your Travel Director and companions in a local restaurant by the water.

DAY 13 - FAREWELL SYDNEY (B) This morning you say goodbye to Australia.

DAY 6 - ULURU AND KATA TJUTA (B) This morning, view the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise. Afterwards, gain insight in to the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art and hearing stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta and take a walk at Walpa Gorge. Later experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine and nibbles.

DAY 7 - ULURU - CAIRNS (B) Join an Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will provide you with cultural insight, explaining the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. In the afternoon you will fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns. Stay: Hilton Cairns, 3 nights

DAY 8 - CAIRNS FREE TIME (B,L,D) Today is free for you to do as you choose! Maybe visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an insightful look at indigenous culture or journey to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter native Australian animals. You may choose to travel to Kuranda on the historic scenic railway or just sit back and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

DAY 9 - GREAT BARRIER REEF (B)

Melbourne shopping and laneways. Credit: Tourism Australia

DAY 11 - SYDNEY SIGHTS (B,L)

2018 - 19 DEFINITE DEPARTURE DATES 2018: 01 & 15 Apr; 02, 16 & 30 Sep; 14 Oct; 04, 11, 18 & 25 Nov; 02 & 16 Dec 2019: 06, 13, 20 & 27 Jan; 03, 10, 17 & 24 Feb; 03, 10, 17 & 24 Mar

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime - board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semisubmersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. This evening enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the Cairns waterfront.

Price Per Person | IMSE* Twin share Single room traveller

Apr 18 – Mar 19

$4,675 $6,410

*Flights are not included

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13 DAY

EAST COAST ISLANDS & RAINFOREST 13 days Sydney to Cairns (or vice versa)

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS »» 12 nights acommodation »» Travel by luxury coach »» 12 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners »» Arrival Private transfer in Sydney »» Tropical paradise Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach »» Enjoy a delicious winery lunch and wine tasting in the Hunter Valley

DAY 4 - GOLD COAST – NOOSA (B,D)

DAY 10 - HAMILTON ISLAND – MISSION BEACH (B,D)

After a short tour of buzzing Brisbane, visit Australia Zoo made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin and his family. Enjoy a sneak peek into the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and see how AAT Kings works with the Wildlife Warriors to support the koala rehabilitation project at the hospital, the country's largest and busiest wildlife facility. Catch one of the many shows and wander through the zoo's fascinating grounds. Later travel to the resort town of Noosa for a relaxing stay. This evening join your fellow travellers for dinner at a restaurant with views over the beach.

This morning you'll board a ferry back to the mainland and continue north along the Bruce Highway for a stop at lunchtime in Townsville, when you'll have the opportunity to take a stroll along the Strand with views to Magnetic Island. Your destination for the night is Mission Beach where you'll stay with views over the ocean. Magic.

Stay: The Sebel Resort (2 nights)

This morning there will be time to take a walk along the shore and feel the golden sand between your toes before you depart Mission Beach. Today you'll travel through the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and see the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Keep an eye out for the spectacular Ulysses Butterfly while you're there. Continue to Kuranda where you’ll stop around lunch time. Enjoy some free time to explore 'the village in the rainforest'. You may choose to journey to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Stay: Castaways Resort & Spa

DAY 11 - MISSION BEACH – CAIRNS (B)

»» Visit Australia Zoo, home of the Irwin family

DAY 5 - AT LEISURE IN NOOSA (B)

»» See the cute koalas at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

»» Visit a working cattle property, Langmorn Station

Take time out to discover Noosa for yourself. Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy, spectacular walk along the headland through Noosa National Park. If you're feeling adventurous, you may like to hire a stand-up paddle board or even take a boat ride through the incredible Noosa Everglades.

»» Stop at the Sarina Sugar Shed for a guided tour and lunch at a miniature sugar mill

DAY 6 - NOOSA – HERVEY BAY (B,L)

Stay: Hilton Cairns (2 nights)

A day of discovery lies ahead as you cross by ferry to explore World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Your 4WD tour takes you to the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach (tidal) and beyond. Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station with its huge satiny, scribbly gum and kauri trees and enjoy a delicious lunch before arriving in Hervey Bay.

DAY 12 - GREAT BARRIER REEF (B,L,D)

»» Let your hair down in the ultimate holiday town of Noosa »» Take an exciting 4WD tour on Fraser Island

»» Stay on Hamilton Island – everyone has a view over the Whitsundays from their balcony »» Stop at Millaa Millaa Falls and the Curtain Fig Tree »» Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef »» Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

DAY 7 - HERVEY BAY – ROCKHAMPTON (B)

TOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 - SYDNEY – PORT MACQUARIE (L, D) Welcome to Sydney! Travel to the Hunter Valley for an exclusive wine tasting and get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious lunch at a local winery. After lunch continue north to picturesque seaside Port Macquarie and enjoy a dinner with your new found friends. Stay: Waters Edge, Port Macquarie

Journey to Cape Byron Lighthouse and enjoy superb views over the Pacific Ocean from Australia's eastern-most point. At the right time of year you may be lucky enough to spot migrating whales frolicking off the coast. For lunch we recommend fresh fish and chips on the beach at Byron Bay – there's nothing more Australian! Continue to the Gold Coast, where you'll stay for the next two nights. Stay: Novotel Surfers Paradise (2 nights)

DAY 3 - GOLD COAST & INCLUDED CHOICE (B) Today you can choose from a selection of three sightseeing experiences. Take a half day tour inland to Tamborine Mountain by 4WD, explore the rainforest on a guided walk to a tropical waterfall and wander through Mt Tamborine’s Gallery Walk. If the water beckons, take a boat trip to learn about crab fishing or “pumping yabbies”, a truly unique and local experience. Or perhaps you prefer to be 270m in the air at the iconic Q1 building, the SkyPoint Climb of the highest external building is sure to be a thrilling experience.

GUIDED TOURS

This morning stop at Ohana Exotic Fruit Orchard for a guided tour with the opportunity to try some local flavours and produce. Later you’ll stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational family run cattle station. Take a guided tour of the property including the original family homestead, built in 1873. Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden in the company of the pet kangaroo! Cross the Tropic of Capricorn as you arrive in Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia! Your night is free so why not try some local beef at one of the town’s steakhouses.

DAY 13 - FAREWELL FROM CAIRNS (B) Your wonderful holiday concludes after breakfast when you bid farewell to your new-found friends.

Stay: Quality Hotel Regent

DAY 2 - PORT MACQUARIE – GOLD COAST (B)

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Stay: Mantra Hervey Bay

Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. The world heritage listed reef is the only living organism you can see from the moon! You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up- close and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi- submersible craft. Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns in the late afternoon. This evening you’re in for a Aussie treat, enjoy a Be My Guest Aussie BBQ dinner with your local hosts in their family home.

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

2018: 23 Jul; 17 Sep; 15 Oct; 12 Nov

Stay: Reef View Hotel (2 nights)

2019: 07 Jan; 04 Feb; 04 Mar

DAY 9 - AT LEISURE HAMILTON ISLAND (B) Take a cruise to explore famous Whitehaven Beach, voted Australia's best! Feel the sand between your toes and if you’re up to it, take a walk to a lookout for views over the beautiful waters and islands of the Coral Sea. This afternoon you’re free to enjoy paradise.

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Price Per Person | QSC Twin share Single room traveller *Flights are not included

Apr 18 – Mar 19

$4,925 $6,205


5 DAY

THE COLOUR RED 5 days Ayers Rock to Alice Springs (or vice versa)

Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, NT

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS SMALL GROUP TOUR - Up to 20 passengers

TOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 - WELCOME TO AYERS ROCK (D)

»» Toast an Uluru sunset with gourmet canapés and wine

This afternoon a private transfer will collect you from the airport, you'll then meet your fellow travellers and driver guide for a drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Having lived in the region for tens of thousands of years, Traditional Owners, the Anangu, have a strong connection with this land. You’ll learn about Tjukurpa, the history, knowledge, religion, morality and law of the local Aboriginal people and their ancestors. Travelling to the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta, you’ll take a guided walk through Walpa Gorge. Later enjoy gourmet canapés and wine as the sunsets over Uluru. This evening get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious meal at Ilkari Restaurant at your hotel.

»» Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise

Stay: Sail in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort

»» Discover Aboriginal rock art at Uluru

DAY 2 - AYERS ROCK - KINGS CANYON (B,L,D)

»» 4 nights hand-picked accommodation »» Travel by luxury small group vehicle »» Experienced Driver Guide »» 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners »» Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta »» Hike through Walpa Gorge

»» Learn about Uluru’s sacred sights »» Dine ‘Under a Desert Moon’ at Kings Canyon Resort »» Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views »» Get off-road on the Mereenie Loop 4WD track »» Indulge in wine & canapés overlooking the West MacDonnell Ranges at Glen Helen »» Visit Ormiston Gorge »» Take a dip in Ellery Creek Big Hole »» Explore fascinating Standley Chasm »» Wander into Simpsons Gap »» Visit School of the Air & the Royal Flying Doctor Service »» Taste traditional bush foods & experience a ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremony in Alice Springs Itinerary

Start the day with an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the fantastic Kata Tjuta dune viewing area. From here it’s off to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for breakfast and an insight into the history of the local Anangu People. Take a walk around the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Visit Curtin Springs Station where you’ll sit down to a BBQ lunch and meet one of the locals as you hear about the Severin family and the logistics of running a million acre cattle property. Next head towards Kings Canyon and view the ‘forgotten wonder’ of Central Australia – Atila (Mt. Conner) then make a quick stop at Kings Creek Station, the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. This evening you’re treated to the unique dining experience, Under a Desert Moon, set in the wilderness under a canopy of the Southern Night sky (weather permitting).

Uluru, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, NT. Credit: Tourism Australia

DAY 5 - FAREWELL FROM ALICE SPRINGS (B) Before your trip comes to an end, visit School of The Air to learn how children living in the far reaches of the Outback receive an education over the air waves and visit the Overland Telegraph Station, once a school for Aboriginal children known as The Bungalow. Your Colour of Red Inspiring Journey comes to an end in the late morning.

Stay: Kings Canyon Resort

DAY 3 - KINGS CANON - ALICE SPRINGS (B,L,D) Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, today you're off on a sunrise 6km Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, a stop at Cotterill’s Lookout, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk you can opt or a walk along the Creek Bed. Afterwards we’re off the beaten track, travelling to the Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve. The 12 fascinating craters were formed when a meteor hit the earth's surface 4,700 years ago. Continue to Alice Springs and enjoy dinner at your hotel. Stay: Lasseters Hotel, 2 nights

DAY 4 - WEST MACDONNEL RANGES (B,L,D)

Standley Chasm, NT. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

The West MacDonnell Ranges is the ideal place to experience the geology, land forms and variety of native flora and fauna. You’ll take a walk to Simpsons Gap and dramatic Angkerle (Standley Chasm). There’ll be time to cool off with a swim at Ellery Creek Big Hole and to explore the Ochre Pits and learn about ochre’s importance to the aboriginals. This afternoon you’ll also visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this facility provides medical assistance to those living in remote outback Australia. Tonight you’ll enjoy an incredible dinner cooked in a bush oven and your host, Bob, will share some tips on his cooking style and his knowledge of aboriginal bush foods while you dine under the Milky Way.

2018 DEFINITE DEPARTURE DATES 2018: 17 Apr; 01& 29 May; 26 Jun; 10 & 24 Jul; 07 & 21 Aug; 04 & 18 Sep; 02 Oct

Price Per Person | CRAU* Twin share Single room traveller

May 18 – Sep 18

$2,530 $3,150

*Flights are not included

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11 DAY

TASTES OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA 11 days Sydney to Adelaide

Barossa Valley, SA. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS »» 10 nights quality accommodation »» Travel by luxury coach »» Accompanied throughout by experienced Tour Director & professional Driver Guide »» 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 5 dinners »» Experience farm life at Gold Creek Station »» Discover Canberra, the nation’s capital »» Visit the Australian War Memorial »» Historic Beechworth »» Visit Ned Kelly country »» Walking tour of Melbourne »» Travel along the magnificent Great Ocean Road »» Visit the Twelve Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge »» Indulge in food & wine in the picturesque Barossa Valley »» Walk amongst Sea Lions at Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island »» Adelaide sightseeing & markets

DAY 3 - BEECHWORTH - MELBOURNE (B)

DAY 9 - KANGAROO ISLAND – ADELAIDE (B)

Travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to the culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a sightseeing tour including a private walk through its famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and interesting shops. This evening perhaps take a stroll to Southbank for dinner.

This morning, board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to the picturesque Adelaide, the ‘City of Churches’. Choose from a selection of three Included Choice sightseeing experiences. A guided tour of The Art Gallery or a 1.5 hour guided walk through historic Adelaide’s North Precinct. For the animal lover, maybe The Adelaide Zoo would appeal to you more. This evening you're free to explore Adelaide and enjoy a meal at any of the wonderful local restaurants. Did you know that Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia? You do now!

Stay: Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 nigths)

DAY 4 - MELBOURNE FREE TIME (B) Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. Perhaps Eureka Skydeck for fantastic views of Melbourne, join a guided tour of the historical Queen Victoria Markets or discover Melbourne’s famous laneways on a guided walking tour of the city’s eclectic lanes of café society and fascinating street art. Speak to your Tour Director to hear about the many options on offer.

DAY 5 - GREAT OCEAN ROAD, WARRNAMBOOL (B,D) Hold onto your seats today for one of the world’s great road trips – the Great Ocean Road! You’ll get plenty of photo opportunities along this coastal road. Stop in the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay before you visit the amazing Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. We finish the day in Warrnambool. Stay: Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel

DAY 6 - WARRNAMBOOL – NARACOORTE (B,D)

TOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 - SYDNEY, BERRIMA, CANBERRA (L,D) Depart Sydney this morning for your journey to the capital via the Southern Highlands with a stop at historic Berrima. Visit Gold Creek Station, a working sheep farm, for a taste of country life including a welcome reception and an Aussie barbecue lunch. On arrival in Canberra, you’ll walk through impressive Parliament House with a local guide and visit the Australian War Memorial. Stay: Crowne Plaza Canberra

DAY 2 - CANBERRA, BEECHWORTH (B) Before departing Canberra, you’ll visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie in Canberra Nature Park to take in views of this unique city and surrounding ranges. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth for your unique stay in one of the B&B properties. Stay: Boutique Country Accommodation

This morning visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Game Reserve. The area was a rich food source for the Koroit Gundidj people whose descendants retain links with this country. Your guide will provide you with an Aboriginal perspective about flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices. Continue into Mt. Gambier to visit the mysterious Blue Lake and then travel on to the world renownd Coonawarra wine region. Stop at a vineyard for a wine tasting. The Coonawarra wine region is centred in the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia. It is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its "terra rossa" soil. Afterwards you'll continue to Naracoorte where you will experience a 30 minute guided walk through The Alexandria Cave. One of 28 limestone caves in this world heritage park before continuing to your stop for the night.

Stay: Stamford Plaza (2 nights)

DAY 10 - ADELAIDE HILLS AND THE BAROSSA (B,L,D) The rolling Adelaide Hills and Barossa lay ahead of you today and you'll have the opportunity to taste a number of their worldrenowned wines! First stop is picturesque Hahndorf. Experience its charm and hospitality as you wander down the tree lined streets and take time to explore the quaint shops and even taste some of the town's artisan produce. Continue to The Barossa Valley for lunch at The Company Kitchen, part of the South Australian Company Store. At The Company Kitchen they believe in locally produced South Australian food and that a food experience is to be savoured and enjoyed. You'll taste two local wines with canapés that featuring fresh local produce, followed by a delicious main meal of your choice. After lunch, one more stop to Jacobs Creek Estate to sample some of their world famous wines before traveling back to Adelaide through the Barossa’s rolling hills. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner.

DAY 11: DEPART ADELAIDE (B) After an indulgent trip away, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow travellers after breakfast when your holiday comes to an end.

Stay: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoorte

DAY 7 - NARACOORTE TO KANGAROO ISLAND (B,D) Journey to Fleurieu Peninsula and visit the seaside town of Victor Harbor at lunchtime. This afternoon board your ferry at Cape Jervis, bound for Kangaroo Island, famous for its natural beauty and fresh local produce. Kick off your island adventure with a visit to South Australia’s only boutique distillery. Finish up with a short journey to Kingscote. 2018 - 19 DEFINITE DEPARTURE DATES

Stay: Aurora Ozone Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 8 - KANGAROO ISLAND (B,L)

Great Ocean Road, VIC. Credit: Tourism Australia

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Today head to Flinders Chase National Park, the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. You’ll also have the chance to spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. ‘You’re invited’ to Andermel Marron Farm for a food and wine experience that captures what makes the island so special. Later join a guided tour at the Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk among a breeding colony of Australian sea lions. Stay: Aurora Ozone Hotel (2 nights) The Australia Book 2018 - 19 | Australian Dollars

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Apr 18 – Mar 19

$4,125 $5,155


10 DAY

TASMANIAN WONDERS 10 days Hobart to Hobart

Cradle Mountain National Park. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS »» 9 nights comfortable accommodation »» Travel by luxury coach »» Accompanied throughout by experienced Tour Director & professional Driver Guide »» 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 6 dinners »» Explore Hobart’s iconic sights »» View spectacular Russell Falls »» Discover Cradle Mountain National Park »» Historic Highfield House

DAY 2 - HOBART – STRAHAN (B,D)

DAY 8 - BICHENO – HOBART (B)

This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania’s oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. Take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair and travel through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of the World Heritage protected Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan. Stay in Strahan.

Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking – Freycinet National Park. You’ll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville lookout is magic! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Hobart.

Stay: Strahan Village, Strahan

DAY 3 - GORDON RIVER CRUISE – CRADLE MOUNTAIN (B,L,D)

»» Enjoy Bridestowe Lavender Estate

A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, is the highlight of today. Stop at Sarah Island for insight into Tasmania’s lesser known convict history. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, before you travel to your hotel on the boundary of Cradle Mountain National Park.

»» See the penguins at Bicheno

Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel

»» Step back in time at historic Port Arthur

DAY 4 - CRADLE MOUNTAIN – SMITHTON (B,D)

»» See ‘The Nut’ at Stanley »» Cheese, wine & berry tastings »» Explore Launceston

TOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 - WELCOME TO HOBART (D) Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in and then you’ll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. See Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart. Stay: Wrest Point, Hobart

Stay: Wrest Point, Hobart, 2 nights

DAY 9 - PORT ARTHUR (B,D) Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. See rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening celebrate with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

DAY 10 - FAREWELL FROM HOBART (B) Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.

We’ll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain! You’re likely to spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of ‘the Nut’ and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton. Stay: Tall Timbers, Smithton

DAY 5 - SMITHTON – LAUNCESTON (B) First up you’ll experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia’s largest unprotected temperate rainforests and contains vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples. Stay: Best Western Plus Launceston, 2 nights

Aurora Australis, Freycinet. Credit: Tourism Australia

DAY 6 - LAUNCESTON (B) This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the Tamar Valley. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past and tell you of the town’s heritage. This afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston. Maybe take a tour of Boags Brewery!

DAY 7 - LAUNCESTON – BICHENO (B,D) Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. Bridestowe has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife's birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe's lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. After your lunch time stop at St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno's wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils. Stay: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno

2018 - 19 DEFINITE DEPARTURE DATES 2018: 04 & 11 Apr; 09 May; 01 & 12 Sep; 03 & 13 Oct; 10 & 21 Nov; 01, 05, 12 & 29 Dec 2019: 02, 09, 16, 19 & 30 Jan; 06, 09, 20 & 27 Feb; 02, 06, 13, 16 & 20 Mar

Price Per Person | FHLH* Twin share Single room traveller

Apr 18 – Mar 19

$3,225 $4,000

*Flights are not included

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CITY, ROCK & REEF

Sunrise Platform, Uluru Photo Credit: NT Tourism

DAY 4 - DAY AT LEISURE

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

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.

»» 11 Nights Accommodation »» Airport Transfers »» Sydney Attraction Pass

DAY 5 - SYDNEY TO AYERS ROCK

»» Blue Mountains Day Tour

Depart Sydney today on your journey to the Red Centre and the iconic Ayers Rock. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure to take it all in.

»» Uluru Sunrise Tour

Voyages Desert Gardens (2 nights)

»» Sounds of Silence Dinner

DAY 6 - EXPERIENCE AYERS ROCK

»» Kuranda, Rail & Skyrail »» Sailaway IV Reef Cruise

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 Ayers Rock and the desert. Enjoy a gourmet picnic breakfast and then explore Walpa Gorge with its massive natural domes.

TOUR ITINERARY

In the evening you’ll get to experience a night under the stars at Sounds of Silence with a bush tucker inspired buffet.

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. Parkroyal Darling Harbour (4 nights)

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 7 - AYERS ROCK TO ALICE SPRINGS In the afternoon your coach will take you on a journey between Ayers Rock and Alice Springs, through some of the most beautiful and rugged scenery that the outback has to offer. Along the way your guide will keep you informed on all the key landmarks to look out for while sharing some local history and stories on the many sacred sites you will pass through.

Pixies Pinnacle at Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, QLD Photo Credit: Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

DoubleTree by Hilton (1 Night)

DAY 12 - DEPART PORT DOUGLAS

DAY 8 - FLY TO THE TROPICAL NORTH

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

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. QT Port Douglas (4 nights)

DAY 9 - KURANDA DAY TOUR

Port Douglas

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.

Cairns

Alice Springs Ayers Rock

DAY 10 - 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. Sydney

DAY 11 - REEF CRUISE & SNORKEL

Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains, Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

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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.

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Apr 18 – Mar 19

$3,520


Great Adventures Pontoon and Vessel, Norman Reef, Great Barrier Reef, QLD. Photo Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

DUAL CITY & TROPICAL EXPLORER HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

DAY 5 - FAREWELL MELBOURNE

DAY 12 - KURANDA DAY TRIP

Say goodbye to Melbourne and fly North to Sydney.

Australia’s extraordinary landscape is on display as you travel by rail above Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway was built over 120 years ago and winds its way through the tropical mountain ranges between Cairns and Kuranda.

»» 12 Nights Accommodation

Parkroyal Darling Harbour (4 nights)

»» Airport Transfers

DAY 6 - HUNTER VALLEY

»» Hidden Secrets Walking Tour »» Phillip Island Day Tour »» Hunter Valley Wine Tour »» Sydney Opera House Tour »» 4 Day Car Hire with Full Insurance »» Sailaway IV Reef Cruise »» Kuranda, Rail, Skyrail

Escape to the oldest wine growing region in Australia. Just 2 hours north of Sydney, the rich soil in the Hunter Valley produce some of the world’s best wines. Amble your way through serene vineyards and learn about fabulous Australian wines at an intimate cellar door experience.

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 take the Hop on Hop off ferry for a cruise around the harbour.

DAY 8 - SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO MELBOURNE Stamford Plaza Melbourne (x4 nights)

Today you will visit one of the world’s great architectural and cultural treasures. The Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and within this most recognisable of Australian landmarks, you will see inside its grand performance halls, theatres and recording studios.

DAY 2 - EXPLORE MELBOURNE

DAY 9 - SYDNEY TO PALM COVE

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 will give you an appreciation of what daily life is like for Melbournians. You will also get a number of restaurant, bar and shop recommendations for the rest of your stay.

Today fly to Cairns, pick up your car hire and make your way to Palm Cove, a tropical paradise in Far North Queensland. Palm trees line its stunning beaches and you can enjoy boutique shopping and great dining in this cosmopolitan village by the sea.

DAY 3 - PHILLIP ISLAND 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, Churchill Island, 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 - DAY AT LEISURE Today you have free to do what takes your fancy. You could catch the tram to St Kilda for lunch by the sea or indulge in some of the world’s best shopping with many arcades and malls on offer.

Transfer to Cairns airport for your next destination or the journey home.

DAY 7 - SYDNEY AT LEISURE

TOUR ITINERARY On arrival into Melbourne you will be transferred to your central city accommodation and have the rest of the day at leisure to explore.

DAY 13 - DEPART CAIRNS

Bondi Beach, Sydney Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove (x4 nights)

DAY 10 - REEF DAY Sailaway will take you out for a day to remember with a reef and island cruise to Low Isles. Explore this protected ww, 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.

Palm Cove Cairns

DAY 11 - EXPLORE PALM COVE Enjoy a day of activities in your tropical retreat. Explore reef, rainforest, wildlife, adventure or indigenous culture. There’s endless opportunities just ask your hotel reception and with your car you have the freedom to go anywhere. Sydney

Coopers Creek, Daintree Rainforest, QLD. Photo Credit: Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

Melbourne

Per Person Twin Share from Twin share

Apr 18 – Mar 19

$3,006

*Flights are not included

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16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS

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TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 4 - EXPERIENCE ROTTNEST

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO PERTH

»» Airport Transfers

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.

»» City Sights Tour

Pan Pacific Perth (4 nights)

»» 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

Self Drive at Great Ocean Road, VIC. Credit: Tourism Australia

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.

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 FROM PERTH - MELBOURNE Say goodbye to the West Coast and fly to Melbourne. DoubleTree by Hilton, Flinders St (3 nights)

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. Kings Park, Perth, WA. Credit: Tourism Australia

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Laneways, Melbourne, VIC. Credit: Visit Victoria

Ferry to Cockatoo Island, Sydney, NSW. Credit: Tourism Australia

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. Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD. Credit: Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

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 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 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.

Port Douglas Cairns

DAY 16 - DEPART PORT DOUGLAS Wave goodbye to Port Douglas on your transfer to the airport.

QT Port Douglas (4 nights)

DAY 13 - CAPE TRIBULATION

Perth Sydney

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.

Melbourne

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.

Price Per Person Palm Cove Credit: Tourism Australia

Twin share

Apr 18 – Mar 19

$3,793

*Flights are not included

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TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 5 - PORT FAIRY

DAY 1 - ARRIVE MELBOURNE

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 Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, an interesting volcanic crater that is full of aboriginal history, local wildlife & plants. Tonight you’ll spend in the quaint fishing town of Port Fairy.

»» 7 Days Car Hire with Full Insurance

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.

»» Coach Transfers

Doubletree by Hilton, Flinders St (3 nights)

»» Colonial Tramcar

DAY 2 - EXPLORE MELBOURNE

»» Airport Transfers

»» Phillip Island Day Trip

Today you have time to explore the city; visit the famous Queen Victoria markets or make your way to the beach at St Kilda. For dinner you will be hopping on board the famous Colonial Tramcar. As you cruise the streets of Melbourne by night, you’ll enjoy a seasonal menu accompanied by some quality Australian wines.

»» Return Kangaroo Island Ferry »» Barossa Day Tour »» The Ghan »» Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Tour

DAY 3- PHILLIP ISLAND DAY TRIP

»» Sounds of Silence Dinner »» Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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, Churchill Island, 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 - LORNE, 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. Kangaroo Island, SA. Credit: Tourism Australia

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

Captains at the Bay (1 night)

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Oscars Waterfront Boutique (1 night)

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. Ann’s Place (1 night)

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. McCracken Country Club (1 night)

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. Aurora Ozone (2 nights)

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.


Barossa Valley, SA. Credit: Nick Rains - Tourism Australia

The Ghan train, Alice Springs

DAY 10 - ADELAIDE

DAY 15 - ALICE SPRINGS, AYERS ROCK

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.

Travel south from Alice Springs through the MacDonnell and James Ranges. Your guide will talk about your surrounds. Visit a camel farm where there is time to take a short camel ride (own expense). Later you will have the opportunity to purchase morning tea at Mount Ebenezer. Marvel at majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. In the evening you’ll get to experience a night under the stars at Sounds of Silence with canapes, a glass of sparkling and bush tucker inspired buffet.

Stamford Plaza Adelaide (3 nights)

DAY 11 - EXPLORE ADELAIDE Day at leisure to explore this quirky city. Soak up Adelaide's colonial elegance in the spacious green parklands, bustling Adelaide Central Markets and the museums and libraries of North Terrace.

DAY 12 - BAROSSA DAY TOUR Spend the day ‘tasting the Barossa’. On today’s tour you’ll find yourself tasting some of the world’s best wines at 4 different wineries and sampling the amazing produce of the region, such as the famous Peter Lehmann's Weighbridge Platter Lunch.

DAY 13 - THE GHAN TRAIN Begin your epic overnight journey from the deep green pastures of the South into rich red outback splendour on the world famous Ghan. You’ll travel in style on the Gold Service, where you can enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops. The Ghan (1 Night )

Voyages: Desert Gardens Hotel (1 night)

Kings Canyon, NT Credit: Tourism Australia/Tourism NT

Alice Springs

DAY 16 - SYDNEY

Ayers Rock

Farewell the Red Centre and fly back to the East coast for your last few days. Parkroyal Darling Harbour (3 nights)

DAY 17 - EXPLORE SYDNEY Enjoy a beautiful afternoon cruising Sydney Harbour with a gourmet 3 course BBQ lunch, regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking – or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.

Kangaroo Island

DAY 18 - EXPLORE SYDNEY & SURROUNDS

DAY 14 - ALICE SPRINGS

Today you have free to choose what suits you. We’d recommend a tour of the opera house or take a day trip to the Blue Mountains. The options are endless.

Arrive into Alice Springs and transfer to your hotel for a good night’s sleep.

DAY 19 - DEPART SYDNEY

Doubletree by Hilton (1 night)

Say goodbye to Sydney and Australia with many great memories.

Sydney

Adelaide Victor Harbor Robe Port Fairy

Melbourne Apollo Bay

Per Person Twin Share from Twin share

Apr 18 – Mar 19

$5,973

*Flights are not included

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Nissan Micra or similar

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 29 Jun 18 30 Jun 18 - 14 Dec 18 15 Dec 18 - 06 Jan 19 07 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19

Hyundai i20 or similar

Group ECMR

Group CDAR

IDAR

3 door, Manual 1.3 litre, 3 door Air Con., Seats 4 Luggage: 2 suitcases

5 door, Auto, hatch, 4 cylinder Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 3 suitcases

5 door, hatch, Auto, 4 Cylinder, Air Con, Seats 5, ABS, Luggage: 3 suitcases

2-3

4-6

7-13

14+

$80 $87 $116 $87

$79 $84 $110 $84

$78 $82 $107 $82

$76 $79 $102 $79

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 29 Jun 18 30 Jun 18 - 14 Dec 18 15 Dec 18 - 06 Jan 19 07 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19

Toyota Camry or similar

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 29 Jun 18 30 Jun 18 - 14 Dec 18 15 Dec 18 - 06 Jan 19 07 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19

4-6

7-13

14+

$86 $90 $122 $90

$84 $88 $115 $88

$83 $87 $110 $87

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 29 Jun 18 30 Jun 18 - 14 Dec 18 15 Dec 18 - 06 Jan 19 07 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19

2-3

4-6

7-13

14+

$91 $103 $138 $103

$90 $96 $130 $96

$88 $95 $124 $95

$87 $91 $119 $91

Mitsubishi Pajero or similar

Group FDAR

Group PVAR

Group FFAR

5 door, Auto, hatch, 4 cylinder Air Con, ABS Cruise Control, Seats 5, Luggage: 3 suitcases

5 door, Auto, 6 cylinder Air Con, ABS Seats 8, Luggage: 3 suitcases

5 door, Auto, 4WD, 6 cylinder turbo diesel, Air Con, ABS Cruise Control, Seats 5, Luggage: 4 suitcases

2-3

4-6

7-13

14+

$110 $127 $152 $127

$99 $112 $140 $112

$96 $107 $131 $107

$94 $104 $126 $104

Conditions & General Information

CAR RENTAL

2-3

$87 $96 $131 $96

Kia Grand Carnival or similar

Rates: Determined by date of pick up for the entire hire. Hire is based on a 24 hour period. Separate rates apply for hires originating in remote areas. Driver Qualifications: A customer must be a minimum of 21 years of age to be eligible to rent a car (21-24yr olds will incur an age surcharge of AU$30.25* per day). A minimum age of 25 yrs is required for the following vehicles GDAR, GWAR, GFAR, GFDR, FFAR, PFAR, PVAR, XVAR and all prestige vehicles. Driver’s license must be valid for the period of rental and must be in English, probationary or restricted licences are not acceptable nor are photocopies. Depots: Europcar has a large fleet range available in over 140 locations across Australia including major airports, capital cities and many suburbs and regional locations. Delivery & collection: On a request basis for an additional charge. One Way Rentals & Minimum Hires: Different fees and minimums apply between certain locations (available on request and advised at the time of confirmation). Any fees must be paid direct to Europcar Australia at time of vehicle collection and cannot be prepaid. Driving Restrictions: Vehicle must only be used on sealed roads unless it is the SFDR, FFAR 4WD, PFAR or KPGB in which case it can be driven on an unsealed

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Toyota Corolla or similar

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 29 Jun 18 30 Jun 18 - 14 Dec 18 15 Dec 18 - 06 Jan 19 07 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19

2-3

4-6

7-13

14+

$155 $179 $208 $179

$146 $167 $202 $167

$128 $150 $184 $150

$123 $142 $174 $142

road (only if Road Cover 4WD has been purchased). Please check with your agent for specific roads. Any specific location restrictions will be advised at the time of collection including limitations due to adverse weather conditions. Inclusive Rates: Unlimited Kilometres, GST, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), Administration Fee, Premium Location surcharge (where applicable), Third Party Cover, Unlimited additional drivers, Damage Liability Fee and Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee. Damage Liability Fee: When hiring a vehicle the Renter is liable for damage to the vehicle and third party property. In the event of an accident or third party property, a Damage Liability Fee (DLF) will be charged. This fee is charged regardless of who is at fault or the amount of damage. You can reduce the (DLF) by paying a supplement fee. Damage Liability Fee will incur all applicable taxes such as premium surcharge and administration fee. Damage Liability fee is included in the rate and reduces the liability to AU$550 - AU$1,100 depending on car group. Security Deposit: The Europcar location will pre authorise your Visa, AMEX or Mastercard for the bond amount at time of collecting the vehicle of AU$100. Europcar also accepts Visa and Mastercard debit cards with a bond amount of AU$400. The security bond is held to cover any outstanding auxiliary items identified on return of the vehicle. The bond will then be released if there are no outstanding items. * - Plus local fees & taxes.

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2-3

4-6

7-13

14+

$202 $234 $274 $234

$176 $210 $250 $210

$159 $174 $219 $174

$151 $168 $200 $168


Recognized world wide, there is no better way to discover Australia than with Hertz. Offering premium rental cars at competitive prices combined with 24 hour assistance and friendly staff who are only too pleased to answer any of your queries and share their local knowledge.

Hyundai Accent or similar

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 30 Nov 18 01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

Toyota Corolla or similar

ECAR

Group CCAR

Group FCAR

3 door, auto, hatch, 4 Cylinder, Air Con, ABS, 4 persons, Luggage: 2 suitcases

5 door, auto, hatch, 4 Cylinder, Air Con, ABS, 4 persons, Luggage: 3 suitcases

5 door, sedan, auto, 4 Cylinder, Air Con, ABS, 5 persons, Luggage: 3 suitcases

4-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$80 $83

$78 $80

$75 $78

$74 $75

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 30 Nov 18 01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

Holden Calais or similar

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 30 Nov 18 01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

Toyota Camry or similar

4-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$88 $91

$84 $87

$82 $84

$79 $82

Toyota Rav4 or similar

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 30 Nov 18 01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

4-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$96 $99

$92 $95

$90 $92

$86 $88

Toyota Landcruiser Prado or similar

Group PCAR

Group HFAR

Group FFBD

5 door, sedan, auto, 6 Cylinder, Air Con, ABS, 5 persons, Luggage: 4 suitcases

5 door, auto, AWD, 4 Cylinder, Air Con, ABS, 5 persons, Luggage: 4 suitcases

5 door, auto, 4WD, 6 Cylinder, Air Con, ABS, Cruise Control 5 persons, Luggage: 4 suitcases

4-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$108 $112

$104 $108

$100 $103

$96 $99

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pickup for the entire hire. A Rental Day consists of a consecutive 24 hours. Separate rates apply for hires originating in remote areas. Drivers Qualifications: All Renters must present a full, valid national driver’s licence that has been held for at least one year. Where a licence has two parts, photo card and paper, both parts of the licence must be presented. An overseas driver’s licence, issued in a language other than English, must be accompanied by a current International Drivers Permit (IDPs) or where in a country where IDPs are not issued official government approved translation document. Restricted, Provisional or Probationary Licences are NOT accepted. Drivers between 21-24 years will incur a surcharge of 16.50 per day. Depots: Hertz operates in 220 locations nationwide; including in each state, each territory, each major airport and each major town. Delivery and Collection: On a request basis only, subject to location, fleet and staff availability. A delivery fee of between $25.00 - $100.00 inclusive of GST will apply for each delivery and/or collection.

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 30 Nov 18 01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

4-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$98 $100

$94 $96

$87 $94

$87 $90

Days & Rates 01 Apr 18 - 30 Nov 18 01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

4-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$167 $172

$162 $167

$155 $160

$150 $154

One Way Rentals & Minimum Hires: All One Way Rentals are on a request basis. Different fees and minimums apply between certain locations, please refer to the one way matrix. One way fees are to be paid directly to Hertz at the time of collection and cannot be pre-paid Driving Restrictions: Vehicle must only be used on sealed roads unless otherwise advised. Please check with your agent for specific roads. Any specific location restrictions will be advised at the time of collection including limitations due to adverse weather conditions. Inclusive Rates: Unlimited Kilometre’s, Damage Cover for the vehicle & Third Party Property (subject to an excess which can be reduced), Location fee, MAX Cover, Vehicle Registration Recovery, Administration Fee Recovery, GST Security Bond: All rentals are subject to a bond deposit which covers additional costs such as fuel, one way fees and optional extras. Hertz accepts all major credit cards and VISA debit cards (Not Eftpos) and will authorise a deposit bond – Minimum of $100 – at time of rental. Cash deposits are not accepted.

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maui Ultima 2 Berth

maui Cascade 4 Berth

maui River 6 Berth

Capacity: 2 Adults. Description: Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 2 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Rear cabin heating - diesel, gas cooker & external slide out BBQ. 110 litre Fridge/freezer, microwave & sink. Shower & Toilet. Hot & cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.00m, Width 2.43m & Interior Height 1.94m Bedding: 1 Double or 2 singles.

Capacity: 4 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Air Con. In drivers cab. Radio, DVD/LCD Screen. Reversing camera. Main Cabin heating – diesel, gas stove, 130 litre fridge/freezer, sink. Shower & toilet. Side awning & external storage locker. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 6.7m, Width 2.21m & Interior Height 2.06m Bedding: 2 doubles.

Capacity: 6 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 6 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Main Cabin heating - Diesel & gas stove. 130-140 litre Fridge/freezer, microwave & sink. Shower & Toilet. Hot & cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Exterior side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length: 7.10m, width: 2.80m, interior height: 2.10m. Bedding: 3 double beds.

Ultima 2BTSM

Day

Cascade

Day

Night

River 6BMPC

Day

Night

Night

5 - 20 day per day

5 - 20 day per day

5 - 20 day per day

Price on Application

Price on Application

Price on Application

Conditions & General Information

equipment, GPS, Camperhelp, Customer care 24 hour, 7 days per week roadservice helpline (toll free). Extra Drivers will incur a fee of $2 per day. All Inclusive Rates (Maui 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 Maui Inclusive Pack). Liability Deposit: If the Liability Reduction Option or the maui Inclusive Pack is not taken, the customer must pay the Liability Deposit. The Liability Deposit is $7,500 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 December to 10 January.

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, Alice Springs or Perth, the one-way fee will be AU$250. 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.

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, Hobart, Darwin (incurs an AU$30 Airport Concession 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$100 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

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MOTORHOME RENTAL

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maui elite Guarantee any maui motorhome less than 1 year old at time of pick up, for just an extra $35 per day.


Euro Tourer 2 Berth

Euro Star 4 Berth

Euro Deluxe 6 Berth

Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Diesel, automatic vehicles, power steering, air conditioning/heating, hot water, 3 burner gas stove, 80L refrigerator/freezer, microwave, radio, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Vehicle Dimensions: 7.1m length, 3.2m height, 2.0m width. Bedding: 1 double.

Capacity: 4 Adults. Description: Diesel, automatic, power steering, air conditioning/heating, hot water, 2 burner gas stove & 1 electric plate, 150L refrigerator/freezer, microwave, radio, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Vehicle Dimensions: Headroom: 2.1m, length 7.7m, 3.5m height, width 2.3m. Bedding: 2 doubles.

Capacity: 6 Adults. Description: Diesel, manual and automatic vehicles, power steering, air conditioning/heating, hot water, 3 burner gas stove, 110L refrigerator/freezer, microwave, radio, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Vehicle Dimensions: Headroom: 2.1m, length 7.7m, height 3.5m, width 2.3m. Bedding: 3 doubles.

5 - 20 day per day from 01 May 18 - 30 Jun 18

Day

Day

Day

Night

Night

Night

Standard Liability

$144

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: Drivers must be 21 years of age or over. Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required. If the driver’s licence is not in the English language then an international driver’s licence is also required. The driver’s licence must have been held for at least two years and be valid for the whole length of the rental. Depots: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Please note: Euro Star is only available to/from Brisbane, Sydney and Cairns. Vehicle availability in certain locations is subject to change. Branch Hours: Please check with your consultant for each branch. All branches are closed Christmas Day, New year’s Day, Good Friday and Australia Day Public Holiday (26 January). All rentals picking up or dropping off on the following days will incur an additional AU$100 surcharge: Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Boxing Day, Easter Monday, Labour day, Queens Birthday & Day after New Year’s day.

5 - 20 day per day from 01 May 18 - 30 Jun 18

Standard Liability

$176

Standard Rates include: Unlimited Kilometres, 10% GST, 3% Administration Fee/Taxes, Personal Kits, Kitchen Kit, Apollo Welcome Pack, Personal Check Out and Check In Service, Pre-hire Cleaning Fees, Vehicle Consultation Fee, 24hr Roadside Assistance, Extra Driver Fees, Camp Ground Guides All Inclusive Rates (Value Pack) Include: VIP Cover, Pre-purchased Gas Bottle, Initial set of Toilet Chemicals, Camp Chairs and Table, and Baby or Booster Seats (on request). Vehicle Security Deposit: A) A Bond of AU$5,000/AU$7,500 (depending on vehicle type) will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. Liability can be reduced to AU$2,500. This Option can be purchased by paying to Apollo AU$27 per day. B) A Bond of AU$250 will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. The Bond is payable to Apollo by an open signed credit card imprint with an authorisation obtained (sufficient funds must be available). Minimum Hire: A 10 day minimum rental period applies during the period of 15 December 2018 to 05 January 2019, as well as to Bathurst from 1 October to 20th October 2018 and 1 February to 12 February 2019 in Melbourne.

5 - 20 day per day from 01 May 18 - 30 Jun 18

Standard Liability

$202

One Way Rentals: One way rentals are available subject to minimum rental periods. A one way rental fee of $350 is charged for one way rentals collecting or dropping off in Broome, Perth, Darwin or Alice Springs. All other one way rentals will be charged a fee of $160. The one way fee is waived for each rental segment of 21+ days. $300 one way fee for rentals dropping off in Cairns Road Restrictions: Two Wheel Drive Vehicles cannot be driven on any unsealed roads. The only exception is well-maintained access roads less than 12 kilometres long to recognised campgrounds. Can be driven to any island including Tasmania and North of the Daintree River as long as written permission is obtained from Apollo Motorhomes prior to travel.

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TRAINS

SEE THE BEST OF AUSTRALIA BY TRAIN SPIRIT OF QUEENSLAND

Route: Brisbane – Cairns

Distance: 1681kms

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.

Onboard facilities available to all customers: Club Car - The licensed Club Car allowing guests to purchase light refreshments, confectionery and beverages throughout the journey. Water Fountains - Drinking fountains are located at the end of all passenger carriages. Showers & Toilets - Showers and toilets are located at the end of all passenger carriages.

One way fares per person

Northbound Service Timetable

Southbound Service Timetable

Departs Brisbane

Departs Cairns:

Premium Economy

RailBed

Brisbane - Cairns or v.v

$222

$390

Arrives Proserpine: Tues, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun 5.52am

Arrives Proserpine: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun 6.20pm

Brisbane - Whitsundays or v.v

$190

$329

Departs Proserpine: Tues, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun 6.02am

Departs Proserpine: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun 6.30pm

Whitsundays - Cairns

$122

-

Arrives Cairns:

Arrives Brisbane:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 3.45pm

Tues, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun 3.45pm

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun 9.00am

Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat & Mon

9.00am

PREMIUM ECONOMY

RAIL BED

Premium Economy Seats offer full leather seats that use the very latest in seating technology to provide a truly comfortable ride and very generous leg room.

The revolutionary RailBed is a spacious and comfortable seat by day that includes a state-of-the-art personal entertainment system, a 240v powerpoint and a USB point. In the evening the onboard team convert the seat to a lie-flat bed with all linen provided.

Inclusions: Personal entertainment systems offering on-demand movies, music and audio books • Overhead lockers and luggage racks • Premium Economy seat customers may check in one (1) item of luggage not exceeding 20kg each (44 pounds), plus one item of carry on hand luggage free of charge.

Inclusions: • All main meals served directly to your seat • Personal entertainment featuring a large screen with on-demand movies, music and audio books • Seat features include reading light, footrest, drink holder, 240v power adapter and USB charging • Towel and personal amenity pack with Queensland organic and sustainable products • All bed linen provided (sheets, duvet & pillow) • RailBed customers may check in two (2) items of luggage not exceeding 20kg each (44 pounds), plus one item of carry on hand luggage free of charge • Carry on luggage for under seat or overhead compartments is maximum size of 23cm x 34cm x 48cm and maximum weight of 20kg.

Darwin

Cairns Townsville Airlie Beach Alice Springs Gladstone Hervey Bay Brisbane

Perth

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RAIL JOURNEYS

Adelaide

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Sydney

Prices are based on two people sharing, single travellers may attract additional charges and cabin facilities may differ. Trains schedules are subject to change without notice.


THE GHAN Route: Adelaide - Alice Springs - Darwin

Distance: 2979 kilometres

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train ride. This three day / two night journey promises access to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to – the perfect balance of comfort and adventure culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever changing landscape. And when the train stops along the way, the adventures begin. A series of immersive Off Train Excursions are included and add another exciting dimension to your journey, giving you a chance to breathe in the beauty you’ve been watching pass by. Experience the grandeur of one of the Northern Territory’s most monumental natural wonders with a leisurely Nitmiluk Gorge boat cruise, explore local culture with a tour in beautiful Katherine or get up close to the flora & fauna at Alice Springs Desert Park, to name a few.

Timetable Departs Darwin

Wednesday 10.00am

Departs Adelaide

Sunday 12.15pm

Departs Alice Springs Thursday 12.45pm

Departs Alice Springs Monday 6.15pm

Arrives Adelaide

Arrives Darwin

Friday 1pm

One way fares per person from

Tuesday 5.30pm

Platinum Service

Gold Service

Alice Springs - Darwin or v.v

$2,399 $2,399

$1,909 $1,909

Adelaide - Darwin or v.v

$3,487

$2,773

Adelaide - Alice Springs or v.v

INDIAN PACIFIC Route: Sydney - Adelaide - Perth

Distance: 4352 kilometres

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 Nullabor and every goldmine, ghost town and grapevine in between. Take advantage of the Off Train Excursions 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. With stops in places such as Kalgoorlie or Rawlinna, Adelaide, Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains you’ll be spoilt for choice; indulge on a wine tour in the Barossa or discover the unique art scene in Broken Hill.

Timetable Departs Sydney

Wednesday 3pm

Departs Perth

Sunday 10am

Departs Adelaide

Thursday 9.40pm

Departs Adelaide

Tuesday 10.15am

Arrives Perth

Saturday 3pm

Arrives Sydney

Wednesday 11.30am

One way fares per person from Sydney - Adelaide or v.v Adelaide - Perth or v.v Sydney - Perth

Platinum Service

Gold Service

$1,386 $2,975 $4,010

$885 $1,802 $2,549

PLATINUM SERVICE

GOLD SERVICE

Platinum Service offers guests the most luxurious transcontinental holiday Australia has to offer. Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Club, this service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations. The first thing you’ll notice about your cabin is the abundance of space; by it is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night you’ll sleep easy as the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds. Feeling peckish? Step out of your spacious cabin and into the Platinum Club where an all-inclusive menu is prepared by on-board chefs using fresh local fare. Hearty breakfasts, two course lunches and three course dinners are all included and can be complimented by a selection of exclusive wines & beverages.

With room to stretch out and all the comforts of home, Gold Service is the most popular level of service aboard The Ghan and Indian Pacific. You’ll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining & beverages in the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Gold Service accommodation is available in both single and twin-share so you can choose to travel with your partner, friends or roll solo. For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin features a private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day, whilst the Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin features a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage.

The Indian Pacific Credit: Great Southern Rail

Prices are based on two people sharing, single travellers may attract additional charges and cabin facilities may differ. Trains schedules are subject to change without notice. Note: Other services still available on request.

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION Ready yourself for an incredible, one-of-a-kind experience on The Ghan Expedition. Beginning in Darwin, this epic four day, three night, 2979km tour will take you to some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in style and luxury.

DAY ONE Your journey aboard the legendary Ghan begins at Darwin Rail Station where you'll take the small but momentous step from platform to carriage. Friendly staff will lead you through corridors to your comfortable private cabin where you can take your time settling in and exploring the amenities as the view outside your window begins its smooth and spectacular transformation.

the First and Second Gorges listening to stories about how the Gorge came to be named. The sheer walls of the Gorge, etched by time and the elements, are home to a myriad of plant and animal life, much of it unique to this area and all playing a role to the lives of its traditional owners. Back on board you'll return to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, enjoying dinner as the sun sets over the outback. Then back in your room you'll find your bed turned down. As the train rolls soothingly onwards, fall asleep in awe of wonders seen, and excited by those yet to come.

Lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant is bound to satisfy and delight with culinary wonders prepared onboard by our talented chefs. And as you sit back and loosen your belt, you'll have arrived in Katherine ready to experience your first included Off Train Excursion to the magnificent and spiritual Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Cruise down Katherine River as the large rock formations of the Gorge tower over the calm water. Nitmiluk is home to the Indigenous Jawoyn people and many of their stories centre around the Gorge. Calls of the cicada resonate across the water between the massive sandstone cliffs while you cruise down

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DAY THREE DAY TWO Wake up to a new view outside your window, in a world which feels a million miles from home. An outback sunrise could be one of the most spectacular you'll ever see, setting the tone for the day ahead. After coffee, a juice and a sumptuous breakfast you'll arrive in Alice Springs ready for another day of exploration. Here you have the opportunity to embark on one of the included Off Train Excursions, taking in the delights of this famous outback town. A full day in Alice Springs gives you ample opportunity to visit the town landmarks, get up close and personal with

Australia's incredible flora and fauna or explore the Alice at your own leisure. At this point you may choose to upgrade your excursion with the ultimate outback experience; an intimate scenic fixed wing flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. There really is no better way to comprehend the vastness of the Northern Territory. Come the evening you'll dine beneath a canopy of stars at an authentic Outback BBQ Tour. This is a truly unique experience with live Australiana music and a mouth-watering feast. After dessert, cast your eyes skyward and ponder life, the universe and everything with an informative astronomical talk. And with a full belly and deep sense of wonderment, it's back on the train to rest up and roll out of Alice Springs, fulfilled in every sense of the word.

After breakfast this morning you'll wake up and rub your eyes with disbelief as we pull into the middle-of-nowhere stop at Manguri. Here, a friendly tour guide awaits ready to whisk you away for the day. Your destination - the sun-scorched opal mining capital of the world, Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground.

After an eye-opening action-packed day - if you haven't chosen to stay and find your fortune - it's back on board with plenty of time to ease into a slower gear and prepare yourself for your final evening onboard The Ghan. Dine in style in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, meet and share stories with new friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge (open until late) or simply head back to the privacy of your cabin to wind down, read a book and plan your next epic journey.

Venture into the tunnels and caves of this underground town, where you may even catch opal fever as you mine for riches, visit the otherworldly underground Serbian Orthodox church and take a glimpse of Umoona Opal Mine. Below the earth's surface, you'll enjoy a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations before setting off to the stunning outback moonscape that is the Breakaways.

DAY FOUR Looking out of your window this morning you'll notice a dramatic change in landscape as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the beautiful green fields and pastoral lands of South Australia. After breakfast you'll have time to reflect on your journey before The Ghan rolls into Adelaide. Here, you may wish to extend your stay with trips to the Barossa Valley or Kangaroo Island topping the to-do list. Or stay close to the city, nibbling, sipping and munching your way through the famous Central Market, perusing the revitalised Riverbank precinct (including the updated Adelaide Oval and free Donald Bradman Exhibition), before exploring a myriad of chic laneway restaurants, bars and entertainment venues in this, Australia's City of Churches.

TIMETABLE: April – October 2018 and from March 2019 Wednesday Depart Darwin 10.00am

Katherine Afternoon Excursion

INCLUSIONS

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Alice Springs Full Day Excursion

Coober Pedy Full Day Excursion

Arrive Adelaide 10.50am

All food is included, from a hearty full cooked breakfast to a delectable 3 course dinner, Off Train Experiences where specified.

ONE WAY FARES 02 May 18 -29 Aug 18

Per Person Darwin to Adelaide

04 Apr - 25 Apr 18, 05 Sept - 24 Oct 18 & 06 Mar - 27 Mar 19

Gold Service Twin

Gold Service Single

Gold Service Superior

Platinum

Gold Service Twin

Gold Service Single

Gold Service Superior

Platinum

$4,095

$3,882

$5,343

$6,399

$3,839

$3,626

$4,853

$6,079

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Sea Turtle, Great Barrier Reef, QLD Credit: David Miller, Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

CORAL EXPEDITIONS

Coral Expeditions has focused on small ship expedition cruises to remote and exotic destinations. The fleet of three Australian-flagged and crewed ships were purpose-built for expedition exploration. With no more than 72 guests, there are no queues. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients ensure that cuisine served is fresh and small-batch, the wines are Australian artisanal, and the service is personalised. Come explore your world with Australia’s pioneering eco-cruise line.

4 NIGHTS LIZARD ISLAND - CAIRNS This cruise is the perfect option for those guests wanting to spend as much time as possible discovering the reefs of the Tropical North, whilst still enjoying time ashore, this itinerary offers you plenty of time to come face to face with the very best parts of the Great Barrier Reef. Day 1: 4:00pm Board your Coral Expeditions small ship for a 5:00pm departure from Cairns. As we depart Cairns and cruise Trinity Bay there is time to settle. In the evening, join our crew and fellow travellers in the lounge to enjoy a glass of champagne as we cruise northward with views of Double Island and the pretty beachside village of Palm Cove. Admire a spectacular sunset over the World Heritage-listed rainforest of the Macalister Range before sitting down to a sumptuous dinner.

Day 2: We have the morning to discover historic Cooktown where you’ll have the option to visit the fascinating historical museum, featuring artefacts from Cook's ship – Endeavour. Cooktown is steeped in history with most stone buildings dating back almost a century, enjoy time to discover at your own pace. This afternoon we visit one of the remote uninhabited islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Join our marine biologist for a glass bottom boat tour over the colourful coral gardens and discover some of the 1,500 species of tropical fish found in these waters. Enjoy your first snorkelling opportunity for an up-close view of the hundreds of varieties of coral growing on this section of reef.

Per Room CC4 Cabin Stateroom Upper Deck Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom

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7 NIGHTS LIZARD ISLAND - CAIRNS

Day 3: This morning we awaken moored beside beautiful Lizard Island. The energetic may join our guides on a walk to 'Cook's Look' on the island's peak. A photographer's delight, the views from the lookout over the reef and surrounding tropical islands are magnificent. Lizard Island's fringing reef, in the shallow waters just metres off the beach, offers some fantastic snorkelling opportunities. Discover giant clams and a profusion of fish. Enjoy the remainder of the morning at your leisure. You may wish to simply relax on the golden beach soaking up the sun, join the Marine Biologist for a glass bottom boat tour, or for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience, take the plunge with our Dive Instructor on a guided SCUBA dive. The choice is yours! This afternoon we cruise to Ribbon Reef No. 9, a spectacular and seldom visited part of the reef where our activities will include more snorkelling opportunities and glass bottom boat tours.

Day 4: The Great Barrier Reef is not actually one continuous reef, but a series of thousands of individual coral cays stretching over 3,000 kilometres. We spend today visiting two of the most pristine sections of the reef, Ribbon Reef No. 3 and Rachel Carson Reef. Explore the coral gardens and marine life with guided snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours. This evening, we enjoy our final memorable night cruising the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 5: 8:00am: Farewell our Captain, crew and new-found friends before disembarking at Trinity Wharf in Cairns.

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$2,280 $2,580 $2,780 $2,980

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For guests with more time and a great sense of adventure, the 7-night Cairns – Hinchinbrook Island – Lizard Island – Cairns cruise offers the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience! You will discover everything that this memorable region has to offer; the best parts of the Reef, spectacular rainforest trails and beautiful tropical islands including Lizard and Dunk, and the stunning Sudbury Cay. Day 1: 10:00am: As we depart Cairns and cruise Trinity Bay there is time meet your fellow travellers & settle in. After a delicious lunch we arrive at our mooring at Thetford Reef and Sudbury Cay. Join the Marine Biologist aboard the glass bottom boat for your first encounter with the reef before gathering on the snorkel deck to participate in a fish feed. Discover some of the 1500 species of fish that live on the reef, including the Hump-Headed Maori Wrasse as they are hand fed. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon to snorkel in the shallow waters. In the evening, join our crew and guests as the sun spectacularly sets over the reef before sitting down to a memorable dinner. Day 2: Awaken this morning as we cruise the spectacular Hinchinbrook Channel, discovering Hinchinbrook Island's towering cliffs and mangrove eco-systems. Spot crocodiles, dolphins, turtles and dugongs, all of which can often be seen frolicking in these waters. Next, we invite you to join us for

Per Room CC7N Cabin Stateroom Upper Deck Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom

a gourmet beach BBQ, freshly prepared by the Captain. Then, explore the surrounding rainforest on a guided nature walk. The islands fringing reef, in the shallow waters just metres off the beach, offers some fantastic snorkelling opportunities. Accompany our Dive Instructor on a guided SCUBA dive or simply relax on the long stretch of golden beach, the choice is yours!

Day 3: This morning join our naturalist guides on a rainforest walk discovering Dunk Island's unique flora and fauna. We may be lucky enough to see the brightly coloured blue-winged Ulysses Butterfly. Keen birdwatchers should keep an eye out for many of the up to 100 species of native birds. Following lunch, discover Nathan Reef at your own pace. From our exclusive mooring experience some of the most colourful coral gardens found anywhere. Laze away the late afternoon on the sun deck, enjoying the comfortable onboard facilities.

Day 4: Travel ashore to explore beautiful Fitzroy Island. Surrounded by a reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Fitzroy Island offers wonderful bush walking opportunities and idyllic white sandy beaches. Relax on the beach or perhaps enjoy a swim in the sheltered waters or a snorkel over the island's fringing reefs. This afternoon enjoy time to explore Cairns or join an included visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park before reboarding Coral Expeditions II. Cruise past the pretty coastal village of Palm Cove as the sun sets over the Macalister Range. *To see what is included in the rest of this trip please look at the 4 Night itinerary from Day 2.

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$3,680 $4,180 $4,480 $4,780


7 NIGHTS CORAL DISCOVERER HOBART - HOBART Become immersed in Tasmania’s breathtaking National Parks; from the perfect circular formation of Wineglass Bay, to the dramatic peaks of pink granite at Freycinet, or the otherworldly remoteness of Maria Island National Park. At Tasman national park, seals, dolphins and albatross await to greet you, backed by intimidating 300m high cliffs. As adaptable as the original explorers to this rugged area, this itinerary is crafted to be flexible and immerse you in the very best of Tasmania’s flora, fauna and wild coastline. The expedition highlights include:

Hobart & River Derwent River Derwent and mighty Tasman Bridge > Captain's Welcome Drinks > Tasmanian Cheeses and Bruny Island oysters > D`Entrecasteaux Channel > overnight anchorage near Bruny Island.

Woodbridge & Huon

home to a large population of Australian Fur Seals > swim, kayak or relax on the beach at Adventure Bay > Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration > optional guided Fluted Cape Walk > explore the historic 19th century whaling station ruins > Tasmanian wine tasting.

Tasman National Park

Tour and tasting at Grandvewe Cheeses > Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre > Huon Cruise and Franklin Township > Wooden Boat School > cruise South East Cape, southernmost point of Tasmania.

Recherche Bay

Freycinet National Park

Port Arthur Historic Site

Dawn at Freycinet National Park > optional early morning guided hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout > beachcombers walk Wineglass Bay.

Port Arthur Historic Site: Australia's most evocative convict site housing Britain and Australia's "worst criminals" > 'behind the scenes' tour by resident archaeologist featuring private collections and historical buildings not accessible to public > evening Captain's reception at Port Arthur's Asylum building.

Explorer Cruise of beautiful Recherche Bay > Cockle Cree > bronze southern right whale statue > optional scenic hike at start of the famed South Coast Track led by our Expedition Leader and Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Ranger.

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Port Davey > the 'Narrows' > Bathurst Harbour (optional kayaking) > guided hike of Balmoral Hill Track > Melaleuca village > possible sighting of the endangered Orang-bellied parrot.

Bruny Island - Adventure Bay Scenic Cruise along the southern coast of Bruny Island > historic Cape Bruny Lighthouse > The Friars:

Maria Island Historic ruins, bays and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park > possible sightings of native pademelons, Forester kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies and Tasmanian Devils > World Heritage-Listed Darlington: "Convict Trail of Australia" > tour restored 17th century convict penitentiary > view the dramatic Painted and Fossil Cliffs > from Encampment Cove walk to the ruins of Maria Island's second (probationera) convict station at Point Lesueur on the island's west coast (also known as Long Point).

300 metre sea cliffs and monumental rock formations of Tasman National Park > Tasman Arch, The Candlestick and Cathedral Rock > seals, dolphins and albatross at Tasman Island.

Cruise concludes in Hobart Early morning cruise of River Derwent towards Hobart.

Per Room

Mar 18 - Sep 18

Main Deck

$4,990 $6,290 $7,290

Promenade Deck Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

10 NIGHTS CORAL DISCOVERER DARWIN - BROOME This 10-day voyage takes you on a journey back in time. Ancient ochres meet thundering waterfalls on this voyage that visits all of those “Bucket List” destinations that you’ve long dreamt of. From the remarkable Horizontal Falls, to the pounding Mitchell Falls and King George Falls, see the power of nature at her best.

Day 3: Join our Expedition Leader on a walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force C53 which crash landed on the beach during WWII. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the outstanding rock art gallery. Our Guest Lecturers will point out fine examples of the Kimberley's mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion), dating back some 20,000 years.

Day 4: After anchoring in Winyalken Bay we travel

Day 1: Day 1: Farewell Darwin Harbour, we cross Cambridge Gulf and sail into Western Australian waters. This afternoon join our Expedition Staff for an informative introduction to the Kimberley before meeting your fellow travellers & crew at the Captain's Welcome Drinks.

ashore to explore the maze of natural sandstone caves known as Hathaway's Hideaway (if no optional Heli Flights over Mitchell Falls are booked). Helicopters are available for optional scenic flights over the Mitchell Plateau for close up views of the mighty four-tiered Mitchell Falls. This evening, enjoy a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset as we indulge in a gourmet Aussie Beach BBQ.

Day 2: Today we discover the first of the

Day 5: Discover the rock art gallery on Bigge

Kimberley's 'big' rivers, the mighty King George. Aboard Explorer, our specially designed excursion vessel, we'll explore scenic gorges, and in our inflatable zodiacs we'll cruise close to the base of magnificent King George Falls, the tallest singledrop waterfalls in Western Australia.

Island, featuring fine examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art.

Day 6: Explore Careening Bay which was named by Phillip Parker King after his ship 'HMC Mermaid' was careened during his second voyage of discovery in the Kimberley. Our lecturers lead us to the site of a large

tree baring the inscription "HMC Mermaid - 1820", still clearly visible almost 200 years later. We cruise the mighty Prince Regent River aboard Explorer to breathtaking King Cascades, an unusual and picturesque waterfall cascading over terraced rock formations. Enjoy lunch at beautiful Camp Creek, where there is time for a leisurely swim in the fresh water pools.

Day 7: Today savour a truly unforgettable moment as Montgomery Reef 'rises' out of the ocean as the tide ebbs. Join our Expedition Staff aboard the Explorer and zodiacs to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef's diverse marine life including turtles, and reef sharks. Day 8: Cruising through Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry, we travel ashore at Raft Point and visit a secluded and very interesting Aboriginal rock art gallery to view Wandjina art and the mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion). Later, explore Red Cone Creek and enjoy a cooling dip at Ruby Falls.

Day 9: Cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to over 800 islands. In Talbot Bay, the region's 12 metre tides (tidal dependent) create an amazing spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls. Board the

zodiacs for an exhilarating, ride through the falls. Later, explore Silica Beach on Hidden Island with its stunning white sands and crystal-clear waters.

Day 10: We cruise through Pender Bay and, subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef. This nature reserve has been identified as an Important Bird Area as it supports up to 18,000 breeding pairs of Brown Boobies and Roseate Terns. Explore the island's lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife. The islands are also renowned as Western Australia's most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle, often seen nesting on the islands. This evening we enjoy the Captain's Farewell Drinks. *Ask your consultant about the itinerary in reverse

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Mar 18 - Sep 18

Main Deck

$10,290 $11,190 $12,860

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GUIDED WALKS

Great 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. The Arkaba Walk, Elder Camp, Elder Range, Flinders Ranges, SA. Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

Credit: Great Walks of Australia

Credit: Great Walks of Australia

THE ARKABA WALK, 3 Night / 4 Day - South Australia

CLASSIC LARAPINTA TREK, 5 Night / 6 Day - Northern Territory

Traversing the ancient Flinders Ranges and the private Arkaba Conservancy in outback South Australia, The Arkaba Walk is an experience that immerses you in the story of the land. 600-million years of geological history echo through the stratified layers of Wilpena Pound and the Elder Range, providing spectacular backdrops throughout the walk; while craggy sandstone bluffs and dry creek beds lined with River Red Gums offer a quintessential outback landscape. Large numbers of Red and Western Grey kangaroos, wallaroos and emus are regular sightings along the walk, 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.

Soak up the ethereal scenery of vast flood plains, razorback rocky outcrops and the glorious scale of this ancient land, walking the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Range, led by your guides at World Expeditions. On the Larapinta Trail, you’ll enjoy comfortable facilities in splendid isolation, and experience true bush tucker. Reflect on the dynamic landscape with walks that are as achievable as they are satisfying. The Larapinta Trail will delight the wilderness lover and challenge the seasoned hiker. Ideal for the more ambitious walker, the Larapinta Trail also has some challenging stages, passing over remote ridges and canyons, walking up to 72 kilometres over six days.

Operated by Bush Luxury

01 Apr 18 - 16 Oct 18

Operated by World Expeditions

01 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

The Arkaba Walk (per person)

$2,200

Classic Larapinta Trek (per person)

$2,828

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Credit: Great Walks of Australia

SCENIC RIM TRAIL, 3 Night / 4 Day - Queensland

TWELVE APOSTLES LODGE WALK, 3 Night / 4 Day - Victoria

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.

With the Twelve Apostles as your end goal, you will love every step of the beautiful Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk. Delight in the variety of landscapes from cool-climate rainforest and remote beaches to coastal cliff tops, and finally view it all from the air on a Twelve Apostles scenic helicopter flight. Graded overall as moderate, this is a fabulous introduction to walking for a first time hiker. Operating between September and May, there are few better places to see Australian wildlife first-hand than the Great Ocean Walk – this trail is alive with native flora and fauna: birds, fur seals, wallabies, koalas, and many plant species unique to this special corner of the world. Learn about the land through the eyes of the first Australians, and the British convicts transported here on ships over 200 years ago.

Operated by Spicers

Operated by Australian Walking Company

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$2,290

Scenic Rim Trail (per person)

01 Sep - 30 Sep 18 & 01 Dec 18 - 28 Feb 19

01 oct 18 - 30 Nov 18 & 1 -31 mar 19

$2,285

$2,500

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk (per person)

Credit: Great Walks of Australia

Credit: Great Walks of Australia

BAY OF FIRES LODGE WALK, 3 Night / 4 Day - Tasmania

Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, 5 night/ 6 day – Tasmania

At the edge of Mt William National Park in north-eastern Tasmania, the magnificent coastline known as the Bay of Fires provides dramatic landscapes, ecology, and wildlife. Immerse yourself in one of the most pristine environments that Tasmania has to offer; walk the soft sandy beaches, explore coves, kayak the Ansons River and enjoy the uncomplicated luxury of our accommodation at the Forester Beach Camp and award winning Bay of Fires Lodge. Departing daily from October to May, the walk is a four-day experience. Led by well-informed guides, small groups of no more than ten walkers explore both the fascinating beach environment and the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands.

Discover one of Australia’s most spectacular World Heritage Areas while trekking the world famous Overland Track in the peaceful and exquisite terrain of Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania. Cradle Mountain Huts walk offers a six-day option for the more ambitious walker. This itinerary maximises opportunities for optional side trips including Mt Ossa – Tasmania’s highest peak (weather permitting), Lake Will and a number of lookouts and waterfalls. Each day, you’ll walk between seven and twelve kilometres (excluding side trips) over varied terrain including button grass plains, temperate rainforests, alpine meadows and open moorland. Wildlife often encountered along the way.

Operated by Tasmanian Walking Company Bay of Fires Lodge Walk (per person)

01 Apr 18 01 May 18

01 Oct 18 30 Nov 18

01 Dec 18 31 Mar 19

$2,539

$2,582

$2,859

Operated by Tasmanian Walking Company Cradle Mountain Huts Walk (per person)

01 Apr 18 01 May 18

01 Oct 18 30 Nov 18

01 Dec 18 31 Mar 19

$3,520

$3,606

$4,139

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Credit: Great Walks of Australia

FREYCINET EXPERIENCE WALK, 3 Night / 4 Day - Tasmania

THE MARIA ISLAND WALK, 3 Night / 4 Day - Tasmania

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 four-day 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.

Maria Island is a delightful blend of rare wildlife, convict heritage, and elegant accommodation. On the multi-award winning Maria Island Walk, you’ll enjoy gentle walking by day and candlelit gourmet dining at night. Maria Island National Park lies just a few kilometres off Tasmania’s east coast, within easy reach of Hobart. On the Maria Island Walk, you’ll explore a heritage listed convict settlement, walk empty white-sand beaches, view rare wildlife, and enjoy gourmet food, all in the confines of a national park.The Maria Island Walk is an active, but pampered, holiday experience, designed to let you experience the remoteness and tranquility of a wilderness experience in comfort. This is a soft adventure, where the packs are light, the food is gourmet, the wine is Tasmania’s best, and a comfortable bed awaits you each night.

Operated by Freycinet Experience Walk

Operated by The Maria Island Walk

Freycinet Experience Walk (per person)

01 Oct 18 - 23 Dec 18

24 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

$2,400

$2,550

01 Oct 18 - 25 Dec 18

26 Dec 18 - 30 Apr 19

$2,500

$2,550

The Maria Island Walk (per person)

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LUXURY LODGES

Couple arriving by helicopter for a romantic weekend. Credit: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, WOLGAN VALLEY Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is set amidst the stunning scenery of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Although it feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, the resort is located some 190kms from the city centre. This unique spa resort is built around a fully restored homestead and nestles within its own private conservation and nature reserve. Comprising of 40 free-standing luxury suites, each with its own swimming pool and private terrace with stunning views over the valley, the resort blends seamlessly with the vastness and dramatic beauty of the Australian bush. Facilities include 2 restaurants and bar, outdoor pool, tennis courts, mountain bikes, luxurious spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre. Rates include full board and 2 nature based tours per day. Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Rates from $2,880 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

qualia, HAMILTON ISLAND A unique Australian expression of luxury, qualia is nestled in the most pristine and secluded position on Hamilton Island. It’s a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. Feel time unravel in exquisitely appointed pavilions whilst two exclusive restaurants provide the ideal stage to whet the appetite with the fresh and innovative. For a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. Includes Breakfast.

Rates from $1,800 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Spicers Peak Lodge, SCENIC RIM Experience the height of luxury in Queensland High Country; just under two hours from Brisbane. Here, Spicers Peak Lodge is set amongst some of Australia’s most breathtaking and diverse natural landscapes, including rugged mountain escarpments, and ancient volcanic regions, to the pristine backdrop of World Heritage Listed national park and rainforest. With ten luxe suites commanding stunning mountain views and an all-inclusive gastronomic menu that showcases the very best of fresh, local produce, the Lodge offers a unique Australian luxury wilderness lodge experience. Includes All Inclusive meals & beverages.

Rates from $1,199 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

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Lake House, DAYLESFORD Lake House lies on the shores of picturesque Lake Daylesford in the heart of Victoria’s Spa Country just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Choose from individually appointed lodge style studios to sumptuous waterfront suites. A popular haunt for seasoned travellers and culinary nomads, the property boasts one of Australia's top restaurants and award winning wine lists. For those more active travellers, walking tracks lead from the property, around the lake and into the Wombat State Forest, complete with local fauna and the abundant mineral springs that the area is renowned for. Includes Breakfast.

Rates from $460 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Saffire Freycinet, FREYCINET Saffire Freycinet’s concept and design are like no other in Australia, capturing the essence of the unique Freycinet Peninsula region of Tasmania and connecting with its environment to bring an authentic and enriching experience for its guests. Distinct in its design, exclusive in its features and set apart by its approach to individually tailored experiences and service, Saffire features 20 accommodation suites, each with sweeping views of Great Oyster Bay and the Hazards Mountains and complete privacy from the neighbouring suites. Guests can experience culinary delights in Palate, relax with personalised treatments in Spa Saffire or explore with a few of the complimentary experiences. Includes Breakfast & Dinner.

Rates from $2,520 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Southern Ocean Lodge, KANGAROO ISLAND Located at Hanson Bay on the Island’s south west coast, the Lodge site adjoins both the Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer / Kelly Hill National Parks. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe, Kangaroo Island style. Twentyone luxe suites commanding mesmerising views of the Southern Ocean cantilever along the coast. Includes All Inclusive meals & beverages.

Rates from $2,600 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Longtitude 131, AYERS ROCK Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° offers immersion in the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, complete with 5-star luxury & private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Venture into the spirited land of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & you are exposed to an expansive living cultural landscape in the company of only a few others. Whether you spend your time learning of the ancient cultures of traditional owners, or exploring the stunning flora & fauna with expert guides, face to face with this irresistible land, your senses come alive. In the evening savour dishes from a new, daily menu which fuses modern Australian cuisine & indigenous flavours with a hint of international influences. The evening also offers up experiences to last a lifetime. Dine out under the spectacular desert night sky at Table 131° or with the haunting sounds of the Didgeridoo in the background, & the beautiful dusk desert sky fading from vibrant pinks/red to a starlit sky, Longitude 131°’s resident storyteller shares stories from the past at Tales by Firelight. Includes All Inclusive meals & beverages.

Rates from $2,900 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Sal Salis, NINGALOO REEF Where the outback meets the reef…Sal Salis is a remote, beach-side safari camp nestled in the dunes of Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park, on the shores of Ningaloo Reef. With just sixteen ecoluxe wilderness tents you will share this striking location, and one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets, with few others. Safari guides are on hand to provide an immersive wilderness experience whilst the resident chef ensures this is supported by the very best of Australian bush cuisine and a selection of fine Western Australian wines. Includes All Inclusive meals & beverages.

Rates from $1,500 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

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NEW SOUTH

WALES Lightning Ridge

Glen Innes

White Cliffs

Narrabri

Grafton

NEW ENGLAND NAT PARK

Cobar

WARRUMBUNGLE NAT PARK

Nyngan

Tamworth

Coonabarabran

Menindee

Port Macquarie

KINCHEGA NAT PARK

Dubbo

Indian Pac i

fic & Ghan

Parkes

Wentworth

West Wyalong

Mildura

Hay

Griffith

Echuca

Bathurst

Wagga Wagga Albury

Port Stephens

Newcastle

HUNTER VALLEY

Katoomba

Cowra Abercrombie Caves Wombeyan Caves

Yass Gundagai

CANBERRA

BLUE MOUNTAINS NAT PARK MORTON NAT PARK

Goulburn

KOSCIUSZKO NAT PARK

EXPLORE THE NSW

MYALL LAKES NAT PARK

WOLLEMI NAT PARK

Orange

Forbes

Young

Narrandera Deniliquin

BARRINGTON TOPS NAT PARK

Western Plains Zoo

WILLANDRA NAT PARK

MALLEE CLIFFS NAT PARK

Coffs Harbour

Armidale Wilcannia

Ballina

Lismore

Moree

Paci f Tour ic Coast ing R oute

Broken Hill

Byron Bay

Tenterfield

Bourke Walgett MUTAMINTJI NAT PARK

Tweed Heads

Goondiwindi

STURT NAT PARK

From pristine beaches to the awe-inspiring

Gosford

Australian outback, New South Wales

SYDNEY Wollongong

(NSW) is one of the most unique places in

Kiama Nowra

the world. NSW Holidays are the ideal way to explore the State and enjoy stunning

Batemans Bay Cooma

Mt Kosciuszko

Thredbo

stretches of coastline, great bushwalks in

Narooma Bega Merimbula Eden

TASMAN SEA

beautiful national parks, and outstanding dining experiences in spectacular locations.

Sun rising over Sydney Harbour Credit: Destination NSW

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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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TOP EXPERIENCES: »» Climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and experience the spectacular views »» Experience the perfect Sydney evening with a concert, theatre, opera or ballet at the Sydney Opera House »» Walk along one of the worlds whitest sandy beaches of Jervis Bay on the South Coast »» Discover Sydney’s colorful convict past in the historical Rocks District »» View stunning lookouts, spectacular rock formations, native wildlife & quaint villages in the Blue Mountains

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»» Learn to Surf at world famous Bondi Beach »» Take a lunch time cruise on Sydney harbour past waterfront mansions, national parks & islands »» Indulge in gourmet food & visit over 100 wineries and cellar doors in the Hunter Valley »» See Dolphins play in the crystal clear waters at Port Stephens »» Enjoy a walk around Australia’s easternmost mainland point on the Cape Byron Walking Track, Byron Bay


Blue Mountains. Credit: David ireland/Tourism Australia

Kayaking, Jervis Bay. Credit: Dee Kramer

MOUNTAINS, WINE & BEACH - 6 day self drive from Sydney

SOUTHERN DELIGHTS - 6 day Self Drive Sydney to Melbourne (or vice versa)

INCLUDES

INCLUDES

• 5 nights accommodation as shown • Mid-size rental car on all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms • Breakfasts daily

• 5 nights accommodation as shown • Mid-size rental car on all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms • Breakfasts daily

DAY 1: SYDNEY TO BLUE MOUNTAINS (100KM) (B)

DAY 1: SYDNEY, JERVIS BAY (210KM) (B,D)

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. Stay: Old Leura Dairy (2 nights)

This morning collect your hire car before heading south along the Princes Highway to Jervis Bay, the gem of the southern NSW coastline. Your accommodation is in African safari inspired tents set amongst rugged wilderness allowing you to get close to nature without sacrificing on comfort. Stay: Paperbark Camp (2 nights)

DAY 2: AT LEISURE IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS (B)

DAY 2: AT LEISURE (B,D)

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) (B) 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. Stay: Crowne Plaza (2 nights)

DAY 4: EXPLORE THE HUNTER VALLEY (B) 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) (B)

Drive past pristine lakes, gorgeous estuaries, sparkling rivers and beautiful beaches stretching out along kilometres of brilliant Pacific Ocean shoreline. Underneath the blue surface lies the spectacular Batemans Marine Park, home to dolphins, seals, humpback whales and hundreds of species of fish. Further south you are greeted by the dazzling turquoise waters of Narooma, which has become a mecca for fishing, sailing, whale watching and eco-tourism. On the way to the fishing town of Merimbula, you’ll drive through the rich dairy farming land of the pretty Bega Valley, home of some of the best cheeses in Australia. Close to the NSW-Victoria border is Eden, an old whaling town set in beautiful Twofold Bay. Stay: The Crown & Anchor B&B

DAY 4: EDEN, LAKES ENTRANCE (235KM) (B)

DAY 5: BAIRNSDALE, PHILLIP ISLAND (310KM) (B) Travel through Bairnsdale as you make your way to the popular seaside town of Inverloch. Drive through the fishing and pelican haven of San Remo and over the bridge to Phillip Island. See koalas and waterbirds in the wild at Rhyll and watch fairy penguins waddle home at dusk on Summerland Beach. Cruise past Australia’s largest seal colony of fur seals at Seal Rocks and see thousands of short-tailed shearwaters on the rugged bluffs of Cape Woolami. Stay: Glen Isla House

DAY 6: NEWCASTLE, CENTRAL COAST, SYDNEY (210KM) (B)

DAY 6: ON TO MELBOURNE (140KM) (B)

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.

Time for some last minute sightseeing before making your way into Melbourne city where you drop off your rental car on arrival.

Per person twin share from Oct 18 - Mar 19

DAY 3: BATEMANS BAY, MERIMBULA, EDEN (310KM) (B)

Lakes Entrance is situated on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meets the Southern Ocean. Cross the footbridge to the popular Ninety Mile Beach surf beach, patrolled by lifesavers during the summer months, or take a hike to ‘the entrance’ of the Gippsland Lakes. Stay: Waverley House Cottages

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. Stay: The Anchorage

Apr 18 - Sep 18

Jervis Bay’s famous white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters are amongst the safest and most beautiful in the world. The area is teeming with native Australian marine and wildlife and you can see dolphins, whales, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wombats, and many rare bird and animal species in the wild.  The many bay and ocean beaches, lagoons, secret coves and hidden creeks are perfect for swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding and surfing. The area boasts world-class cafes, restaurants, pubs, wine bars and a burgeoning music scene.

Per person twin share from

$1,238 $1,040

Apr 18 - Sep 18 Oct 18 - Mar 19

$1,227 $1,244

Hermitage Road Winery,Hunter HunterValley. Valley.Credit: Credit:Tourism MJK Creative Vinyards Australia

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Tunnel Sydney Harbour

SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE

SYDNEY HARBOUR

Dawes Point

Millers Point

OVERSEAS PASSENGER TERMINAL

The Rocks

OBSERVATORY

Circulay Quay

WOOLOOMOOLOO BAY

ELIZABETH BAY

CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC

AUSTRALIA SQUARE

Wynyard

CAPTAIN COOK GRAVING DOCK

BOTANIC GARDENS

SYDNEY AQUARIUM

St. James St. James Railway Station

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Ultimo

Haymarket

2

Woolloomooloo

AUSTRALIAN MUSUEM

SYDNEY

Rushcutters Bay

Kings Cross

East Sydney MUSEUM WORLD SQUARE STATION

Central

Arts Hotel

Hotel

Located in the trendy precinct of Paddington, a heritage conservation area famous for its village atmosphere and Victorian terraces, this affordable family run hotel is surrounded by designer boutiques, specialty shops, bookshops, restaurants, cafes, cinemas & art galleries. Within walking distance of the city, buses run from the hotel to Circular Quay, Bondi Beach & Watsons Bay & on Saturdays, you can visit Paddington Markets.

Per Room From

Surry Hills

Paddington

CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION

01 Apr 18 31 Jul 18

01 Aug 18 31 Jan 19

01 Feb 19 31 Mar 19

$168 $195

$188 $215

$224 $251

Standard Room Garden Room

Travelodge Wynyard

SYDNEY

$322 $351 $391

Darlinghurst

CHINATOWN

Sydney CBD

3

$271 $300 $340

Executive Room

Elizabeth Bay ST.MARYS CATHERAL

HYDE PARK

SYDNEY EXIHIBITION CENTRE

01 Oct 18 - 31 Mar 19

THE MINT

4

Pyrmont

01 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

Deluxe Suite

THE ROYAL THEATRE

16

Hotel

Vibe Hotel Sydney is surrounded by Sydney’s premier attractions such as Hyde Park, Chinatown, and Sydney Tower. The hotel features 191 spacious and well-equipped hotel guest rooms, including 13 suites. At the end of a busy day, there is no better place to retire than to Vibe Hotel Sydney. Take a dip in the rooftop pool, relax in the sauna, work out in the gym, or simply lay back and take it easy in your spacious room.

Per Room From

Potts Point

FESTIVAL MARKET PLACE SYDNEY CONVENTION CENTRE

Vibe Sydney

Guest Room

DARLING HARBOUR AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

SYDNEY

MRS MACQUARIES POINT

14

DARLING HARBOUR PASSENGER TERMINAL

1

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Circular Quay Station

17

Fort Denison

Hotel

4

SYDNEY

Conveniently located adjacent to the Wynyard metro railway station with its direct link to Sydney airport, this modern, friendly hotel with 277 rooms overlooks Wynyard Park in the heart of Sydney’s main business and shopping district. Just a stone’s throw away from many major city attractions including The Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the historic Rocks area, this popular hotel offers great value set amidst many shops and cafes.

Park Regis City Centre

Per Room From Per Room From

01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

$251 $271

$328 $348

Guest Room Executive Room

5

SYDNEY

Rendezvous Sydney The Rocks

Self Contained

One Bedroom Apartment Harbour View Studio

7

SYDNEY

Park Suites

6

SYDNEY

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Deluxe Studio

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Deluxe 1 Bedroom Deluxe 2 Bedroom

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01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Jan 19

01 Feb 19 31 Mar 19

01 Oct 1831 Mar 19

Deluxe Room

$327

$427

$327

$296 $336 $347

$340 $380 $391

Deluxe Corner King Room

$380

$480

$380

Jamison Club Room

$460

$560

$460

Self Contained

The York by Swiss-Belhotel is the perfect choice for serviced apartments in Sydney. With 120 Apartments ranging from Studio to Three Bedroom Apartments, The York by Swiss-Belhotel offers a home away from home complete with fully equipped kitchen, laundry, separate bath and shower, open plan lounge and dining area and spacious open air balconies.

EARLYBIRD: 10% discount for travel till 27 Dec 18, book by 30 Jun 18

Hotel

From the moment you arrive in you’ll experience the Amora difference. This award winning hotel in Sydney combines space, style and warmth to provide the ultimate ambience. Make use of two restaurants and a bar as well as the relaxation zone including a day spa & swimming pool or explore the city, only a 5-10 min walk to Circular Quay & The Rocks.

01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

The York by Swiss-Belhotel

Per Room From

$223 $251 $367

Executive King Room

Per Room From

Studio Room

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Premier Room

A charming boutique hotel in the heart of the historic Rocks district just a short stroll to Opera House & CBD. 61 rooms with choice of studio, one bedroom apartment or historic terrace house, all rooms have kitchenettes & some with views over Sydney Harbour. Facilities on-site include an outdoor heated swimming pool, gym, spa & sauna.

Per Room From

Hotel

Park Regis City Centre is located in the heart of Sydney City; opposite Hyde Park and a short stroll to Darling Harbour, Pitt Street Mall, Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall. Unwind in your modern hotel room incorporating contemporary décor & complimentary Wi-Fi up to 250MB daily or experience the rooftop pool & sundeck with view over the harbour.

01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

$314 $354 $467

$354 $407 $560

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Oaks Goldsbrough

Self Contained

Situated in the heritage listed 1883 Goldsbrough Building overlooking Darling Harbour containing 309 spacious self contained studio, one & two bedroom apartments with DVD players, full kitchens & laundry facilities. The property also has a heated swimming pool, spa, sauna, 24 hr concierge, a cafe & grocery store on site & undercover car parking.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Studio Apartment

$259 $279 $475

One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment

Hotel Room, Studio & One Bedroom Apartments are based on 2 people sharing. 2 Bedroom Apartments 1-4 People unless stated otherwise. Australian Dollar Rates may be subject to surcharges & minimum night stays during special events.


9

Mantra 2 Bond Street

SYDNEY

Self Contained

10

SYDNEY

Seasons Darling Harbour

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 - 31 Mar 19

$325 $375 $525

$390 $440 $590

Executive Studio Apartment One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment

11

SYDNEY

Old Sydney Holiday Inn

Per Room From One Bedroom Two Bedroom

Hotel

12

Standard Room VALUE ADD: Stay 4/Pay 3. Valid: Apr – Sep 18. Excluding special events

13

SYDNEY

King Superior Room Extra Person

01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

$318 $344 $59

$482 $508 $59

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

Hotel

15

SYDNEY

Per Room From Superior Room Deluxe Room

14

SYDNEY

Club Room

Intercontinental Sydney

Deluxe Eastern harbour View Room Deluxe Harbour View Room Premium Opera House View Room

17

SYDNEY

Hotel

Oct 17 14 Dec 17

01 Aug 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

$274 $314

$300 $340

$380 $420

Hotel

Sir Stamford Circular Quay is centrally located on historic Macquarie Street just metres from Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens. The 105 room boutique hotel features 18th Century Louis XV and Georgian antiques, and houses one of Australia’s largest private collections of fine art. Renowned for its exceptional personalised service.

VALUE ADD: Stay 3 nights or more & receive complimentary breakfast daily for 2 pax. Valid: 01 Apr – 30 Sep 18 & 16 Dec 18 – 31 Jan 19. Excluding special events

Hotel

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01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

$403 $470 $511 $552

$518 $586 $628 $674

01 Apr 1830 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

$347 $427

$420 $500

Superior Room Deluxe Room

Hilton Sydney

SYDNEY

Located in the centre of the CBD with exceptional service, worldclass facilities, luxury accommodation, and Club InterContinental with wrap-around outdoor terrace overlooking Sydney harbour, you’ll find everything you need to make your time in the city count and be truly memorable. The hotel offers an array of dining options as well as a spa and pool to relax.

Standard City View Room

$294 $587

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay

Per Room From

$347 $400 $487

Darling Harbour View Room

Per Room From

$254 $507

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Superior Room VALUE ADD: Stay 3 nights and receive complimentary breakfast daily. Valid: Apr – Sep 18 & 10 Dec 18 – Jan 18. Excluding peak dates.

01 Oct 18 - 31 Mar 19

Located in the heart of Sydney, this heritage-listed hotel offers warm and personal service and exuding a unique blend of old world charm with modern comfort to meet the needs of guests today. The Grace Hotel has been beautifully restored to its former glory, making one of Sydney’s most prominent historical landmarks. Facilities include a gym, heated indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam room and brasserie.

You’ll always be in the centre of the action at the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour hotel. With Darling Harbour and the Sydney CBD just minutes away, the hotel is conveniently located near exciting entertainment districts, restaurants, cafes and the most popular attractions in Sydney. Facilities include gym access, in-room high speed internet and a range of entertainment options.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

The Grace Hotel

SYDNEY

One of Sydney’s little secrets uniquely positioned between the Harbour Bridge and Opera House with unobstructed views from the hotels rooftop pool. Onsite dining at Playfair Terrace restaurant overlooks the lobby and the hotel boasts refurbished bathrooms, pillow options and all the extra little touches to make your stay feel like home.

Per Room From

Hotel

Your search for the darling of Darling Harbour boutique accommodation ends here. Seasons Darling Harbour is the go-to accommodation solution for those who know Sydney. Surrounded by lively commercial and cultural activity, Seasons is the perfect place for a Sydney getaway. Make yourself at home in one of our stylish modern apartments and enjoy the rooftop pool, gym or sauna.

Perfectly positioned in central Sydney. With a sophisticated sense of cosmopolitan style over 170 spacious executive studios, one & two bedroom apartments most with stunning city views. Room facilities include full kitchen & laundry facilities with 24 hour reception. Guests will enjoy the Lobby Café & Bar located within the hotel & the luxurious rooftop pool & spa.

Hotel

Hilton Sydney is superbly located right in the heart of the city, with magnificent views and convenient access to Sydney's favourite attractions, including Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach. You can choose from a range of hotel accommodationfrom guest rooms to spacious suites. Get active in at the LivingWell Health Club or enjoy one of the stylish bars and restaurants like Glass Brasserie.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

Guest Room Plus

$346 $412 $559

$439 $506 $652

Deluxe Room Executive Room

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Hotel

With stunning views of Sydney’s spectacular harbour from all spacious and luxurious guest rooms and suites, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney brings warm hospitality and luxury to the historic Rocks district. An extensive range of services and facilities is on offer and the city’s finest dining at the award-winning Altitude Restaurant and Blu Bar.

Per Room From Deluxe Opera House View Room Deluxe Grand Harbour View Room Premier Grand Harbour View Room Horizon Opera House View Room

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01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

$394 $411 $523 $584

$588 $606 $726 $792

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TARONGA ZOO At Taronga, we believe that wildlife and people can share this planet. There’s always plenty happening with over 4,000 animals to see, over 20 keeper talks and shows a day, tours, events & concerts, there’s always a new reason to visit Taronga Zoo. Challenge yourself on our exciting new sky high adventure course or experience Sydney’s ultimate sleepover in safari style tents at the zoo, waking up to spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge. Opening hours: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Operated by Taronga Zoo General Entry Wild Ropes Roar & Snore

Adult

Child

$44 $79 $358

$26 $56 $230

THE ROCKS WALKING TOUR There is no better way to get up close and personal with the living history & heritage of Sydney than on foot. Let our experienced guides entertain you with these lively tales from our colourful past while enjoying the ambience of our vibrant present. The Rocks Walking Tours has long been introducing travellers & locals alike to the fascinating story of this unique place in Sydney’s history. Hear how The Rocks was inhabited by that First Fleet of convicts arriving as they did into Sydney Cove in 1788. Our groups weave their way through hidden narrow alleyways, along charming cobbled lanes & into shady courtyards, linger by quaint terrace cottages & visit a gothic church. These enjoyable aspects of a visit to The Rocks could be easily overlooked by the casual unguided visitor. Departs: Daily - Weekdays 10.30am & 1.30pm.

Operated by The Rocks Walking Tours

Adult

Child

The Rocks Walking Tour

$32

$15

PANORAMIC SYDNEY See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. Visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost). See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney’s best panoramic view at Dover Heights. Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie’s Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city centre. Departs: Daily at 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 5pm

Operated by AEA Luxury Tours Panoramic Sydney Tour

Adult

Child

$125

$86

SENSATIONAL SYDNEY CITY: SEA & LAND Begin your day with a sensational morning tea cruise. A unique, luxury two hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard Ambiance - a 52 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain & host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Return to land and explore the “Rocks” for lunch (own cost) before departing from in front of the Sydney Harbour Marriott for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half day tour. Visit Sydney’s trendy districts, superb costal cliff walks and famous Bondi Beach. Your personal guide will entertain you along the way. Departs: 9.45am Campbell’s Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay Returns: 5.00pm

Operated by Sensational Sydney Cruises Sensational Sydney City: Sea & Land

Can you imagine yourself riding a wave on beautiful Bondi Beach? Lets Go Surfing is an award-winning business that’s been voted one of Sydney’s top 3 tourist activities. These popular lessons will get you safely up and onto your first wave before you’ve had time to worry about falling off. Designed for anyone who wants to give surfing a try, we promise to give you an authentic taste of surfing, useful safety information about waves and the beach, and a smile that you won’t be able to wipe off for hours! We teach surfers of all levels

2 Hour Bondi Surf Experience from

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Child

$136

SYDNEY SEAPLANE SCENIC FLIGHT

LETS GO SURFING – BONDI

Operated by Lets Go Surfing

Adult

$204

Join Sydney Seaplanes on an iconic Sydney experience. Take off from the waters of Rose Bay in an immaculately restored seaplane and enjoy the awesome sights of Sydney Harbour, including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Fly over world famous Bondi Beach and see the luxurious waterfront homes of the rich and famous. Scenic flights start from 15 minutes duration whilst longer flights also showcase the northern beach suburbs of Sydney and the spectacular Blue Mountains.

Operated by Sydney Seaplanes

Adult

Child

Sydney Highlights (15 mins)

$102

$91

Sydney Secrets (30 mins)

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$255 $330


SYDNEY HARBOUR CRUISING WITH CAPTAIN COOK CRUISES BRIDGECLIMB SYDNEY

Sydney is a harbour like no other. Inside its narrow heads lie more than 250 kilometres of bays, coves, beaches and promontories just waiting to be explored. Captain Cook Cruises 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.

Take the Climb of Your Life with BridgeClimb Sydney. You have the choice of 2 amazing adventures that take you to the top of the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge & are available at Dawn, Day, Twilight & Night.

Harbour Highlights - Sydney’s best value for money sightseeing cruise. See all the harbours best known landmarks on this fully narrated cruise. All cruises stop at Darling Harbour for a visit to Sydney Aquarium (entry not included). Departs: 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.45pm, 2.30pm & 4.30pm. Duration: 1 Hour 15 Minutes.

The Bridge Climb - This is a 3½ hr guided journey overlooking the magnificent harbour city of Sydney. You’ll enjoy uninterrupted views as you climb the outer arch of the Bridge all the way to the summit. With your arrival at the summit, the 360-degree views of the city, the Opera House and beyond are unforgettable.

Operated by Bridgeclimb Sydney Day Climb Night Climb Twilight Climb

Adult

Child

$329 $286 $399

$222 $201 $282

Top Deck Lunch Cruise - Cruise aboard Sydney’s flagship MV Sydney 2000. Enjoy stunning views from the upper deck, superb dining and attentive service. Includes contemporary 2 course a la carte dining and great views. Departs: 12.30pm - 2.20pm or 3.45pm. Sunset Dinner Cruise - Cruise the harbour aboard Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000 with a special seasonal flavour through spring twilight, summer evenings, winter city lights or autumn sunsets. Includes Canapès on arrival, 2 course meal, sparkling & still wines and the Main Harbour sights. (Surcharge applies for guaranteed window seat). Departs: 5.00pm - 6.30pm.

Operated by Captain Cook Cruises

Adult

Child (4-15yrs)

Apr - Oct

Nov - Mar

Apr - Oct

Nov - Mar

Harbour Highlights

$35

$35

$19

$19

Top Deck Lunch Cruise

$89

$95

$59

$65

Sunset Dinner Cruise

$99

$99

$69

$69

SYDNEY HARBOUR TALL SHIPS 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. BBQ 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, live acoustic music & a delicious ‘Aussie Sailors Feast’ Departs: Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks. Sailing schedule: 1.30-3.30pm every day but Tuesday, 11am to 1pm on weekends only. BBQ 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 delicious ‘Aussie Sailors Feast’, great drinks, amazing views and live musicians to serenade you as you sail off into the sunset. Departs: Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks. Sailing Schedule: 5.30pm to 7.30pm Daily but Tuesdays, 7.45pm to 9.45pm selected days in Nov-Mar only.

Operated by Sydney Tall Ships BBQ Cruise Lunch BBQ Twilight Dinner Cruise

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Sydney Opera House Guided Tour - See inside the world’s most recognisable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture & engineering. A work of art that came into existence against impossible odds - to become one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world. Departs: Daily, between 9am & 5pm. Duration: 1 Hour. Backstage Tour - This intimate tour grants you exclusive access to areas normally reserved for the stars & their crew. Limited to 8 people per tour, you will visit the backstage areas of one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world as it prepares for the upcoming performances. Departs: Daily 7am - 9am. Note: Other experiences and packages including performances are available on request

Adult

Child

Operated by Sydney Opera House

$109 $109

$55 $55

Sydney Opera House Guided Tour

Per Person

$37 $169

Backstage Tour

SEE SYDNEY & BEYOND ATTRACTION PASS - 3 OR 7 DAYS Make the most of your visit to Sydney with a value packed attractions pass for Sydney & beyond – Including the Blue Mountains. Your pass covers over $900 worth of admission fees with unlimited access to over 35 top attractions in Sydney & Surround such as Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower, Madame Tussauds, Magistic Cruise, Oz Jetboating & Much More. Note: must be used on consecutive calendar days, valid for 12 months from purchase

Operated by iVenture Card Australia

Adult

Child (4-15yrs)

3 Days Pass

$117

$80

7 Days Pass

$335

$230

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BOUTIQUE WINE TOURS

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. Enjoy a morning tea of local delicacies at Euroka Clearing where you can spot wild kangaroos and abundant birdlife. Travelling around the mountains, you’ll 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 taking you across a number of valleys and ridges as you hike from Evans Lookout to Govetts Leap all the while looking out across Australia’s Grand Canyon, The Grose Valley. Our last stop is at the Botanic Gardens where there’s time for a short inspection.

Join our multi-award winning tour discovering the best boutique wineries of the Hunter Valley. Our fully flexible itinerary is tailor made every day to suit the needs & interests of our small group of travellers. Visit 3-5 wineries for tastings plus a behind the scenes tour in a boutique winery. Stopping at the Hunter Valley Gardens Village at lunchtime, those doing the Gourmet tour will enjoy a 2 course meal, while those without lunch included can simply do your own thing or bring lunch with you. Head back to Sydney taking in the beautiful surrounds and reflect on your day. Includes: Return hotel transfers, luxury air-conditioned vehicle, visit 3-5 wineries, wine tastings, 2 course lunch (Gourmet Tour only). Departs Sydney: Daily from 7.20am.

Operated by Boutique Tours Australia

Departs Sydney: Daily at 7am – 5pm.

Boutique Wine Gourmet Tour

Operated by AEA Luxury Tours Hike the World Heritage Tour

Adult

Child (14 yrs & under)

$253

$171

Adult

Child (3-12 yrs)

$199

$169

BLUE MOUNTAINS, WILDLIFE PARK & RIVERCRUISE WITH LUNCH Depart the city via Anzac Bridge, stopping for morning tea at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Working our way up the mountains we stop at Govetts Leap lookout for a photo opportunity. Visit the village of Leura for lunch and then follow the Cliff Drive with views over Jamison Valley, Echo Point and the Three Sisters. Take a ride on the world’s steepest railway - Scenic Railway, the Skyway Cable Car or the new Sceniscender Cable Car (rides at own expense). Depart Scenic Skyway for a photo stop at Narrowneck Lookout before travelling to Sydney’s Olympic site and joining a cruise along Parramatta River, concluding at Circular Quay. Includes: Entrance to Featherdale Wildlife Park, Lunch and River Cruise. Departs Sydney: Daily from 8.15am - 6pm.

BLUE MOUNTAINS HIGH COUNTRY ECOTOUR This fantastic Ecotour to the Blue Mountains unlocks a piece of Australia you would never have known existed. Visit an ancient Aboriginal site and outstanding lookouts; examine rock formations and the unusual plants and wildlife. At Katoomba savour the views of the magnificent Jamison Valley (Australia’s Grand Canyon) and the Three Sisters. After a BBQ lunch in a secluded bush setting continue on to a hidden valley to seek out the many kangaroos that graze in the wild (conditions permitting). Return to Sydney via the Olympic 2000 site.

Operated by AAT Kings Blue Mountains, Wildlife Park & Rivercruise with lunch

Adult

Child (15 yrs & under)

$196

$112

Includes: Return Hotel transfers, highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air - conditioned vehicles, home made morning tea, BBQ Lunch, cheese platter, selected Australian wines and refreshments, all park entry fees and comprehensive commentary. Departs Sydney: Daily 8am - 5.30pm.

Operated by Australian Luxury Escapes Blue Mountains High Country Ecotour

Adult

Child (5-12 yrs)

$270

$135

TASTING IN THE HUNTER A WINE LOVER’S ADVENTURE

WILDLIFE IN THE WILD

Travelling north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge we start the day at the Australian Reptile Park where you enjoy morning tea/coffee with the native Australian animals. Departing the park, we travel directly to the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest and best known wine region, with over 150 top class wineries and 65 indulgent restaurants. We visit a 5 star winery nestled in the Mount View area for a private wine tasting before continuing onto Leogate Estate to enjoy a winery tour along with a selection of cheeses before relaxing to a 2 course lunch accompanied by a glass of wine. To end the day we stop at the Hunter Village where you can indulge at the Chocolate Shop or explore the boutique shops. Departs Sydney: Daily at 7am – 6pm.

This is an in-the-wild experience, travelling to private farmland & swathes of pristine bushland in the Southern Highlands, just 90 minutes south of Sydney. Travel in a luxury 4WD with a specialist Naturalist Guide to interpret all you see. Walk through towering forests of Grey Gums in search of koalas, look for platypus along the riverbanks, drive through woodlands as mobs of kangaroos & emus feed. After dinner, go night-spotting for nocturnal wombats, gliders & possums. We seek out the animals when they’re most active, with a noon to evening tour that includes lunch or afternoon tea (depending on season) & a hearty country style dinner in one of Australia’s oldest country inns. Departs Sydney: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat at 12pm – 10pm (varies seasonally).

Operated by AEA Luxury Tours

Operated by Boutique Tours Australia

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Adult

Child (14 yrs & under)

$275

$152

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Per Person

$299


LEURA

Old Leura Dairy

Hotel

This boutique property offers a unique travel experience in the beautiful World Heritage Blue Mountains. Situated in the quaint village of Leura, you are central to all the rugged beauty, attractions, dining experiences. Individual cottages can sleep from 2 to 11 guests.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$280 $346 $439 $570

The Studio Buttercup Barn The Milking Shed The Workers Cottage

LEURA

Leisure Inn Spires

Hotel

Leisure Inn Spires is located at the top of gorgeous Leura Mall in the spectacular Blue Mountains. Set on 3 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the hotel offers studio rooms as well as self-contained, one and two bedroom apartments, all recently refurbished. The property is a short drive to all of the famous attractions as well as a stroll to the village with specialty shops, boutiques and cafes to explore.

Per Room From Studio Apartment One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment

KATOOMBA

BLUE MOUNTAINS & HUNTER VALLEY

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19 Mon - Thur

Fri - Sun

$154 $194 $300

$200 $240 $380

Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa

Hotel

Three Sisters at Echo Point, Katoomba, NSW. Credit: Destination NSW

KATOOMBA

Echoes Boutique Hotel

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$300 $434

Deluxe Resort Room Deluxe Valley View Room

POKOLBIN

Luxury Spa Suite

Estate

HUNTER VALLEY

Deluxe View Room

$354 $420 $447

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

*Saturday Night Surchages apply

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19 Mon - Thur

Fri - Sun

$459 $599

$559 $699

Hotel

Less than 2 hours drive north of Sydney, surrounded by picturesque vineyards and its own golf course, this award winning hotel epitomises the best of hospitality in the Hunter Valley. The hotel offers deluxe hotel & villa style self contained apartments, ample parking, outdoor pool, 2 restaurants and a supervised Kids Club.

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$235 $384 $459

Deluxe Room VALUE ADD: Stay 2 nights & receive breakfast daily for 2 pax. Valid: Apr – 30 Sep 18

ULTIMATE DISCOVERY PASS

Two Bedroom Villa Three Bedroom Villa

FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK

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 Heritagelisted 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. Operated by Scenic World Blue Mountains

Adult

Child (5-12 yrs)

Ultimate Discovery Pass

$39

$26

Hotel Room, Studio & One Bedroom Apartments are based on 2 people sharing. 2 Bedroom Apartments 1-4 People unless stated otherwise. Australian Dollar Rates may be subject to surcharges & minimum night stays during special events.

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Cliff View Room

Picture a luxuriously appointed estate set amongst rolling vineyards and native bushland just two hours’ drive from Sydney. A place where great food and wine provide the perfect recipe for relaxation. Where Spa Anise adds to the feeling of rejuvenation and revitalisation. And where appreciating life comes as naturally as appreciating the latest vintage.

King Spa Suite

Per Room From

Grand Deluxe View Room

Spicers Vineyard Estate

Per Room From

Hotel

Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant is perched at the very edge of the Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains. The unique location offers stunning and uninterrupted panoramas of the National Park from every room. The property offers a range of accommodation options; each room boasts individual personalities – from design, room names and colour palette to its contemporary furnishings and fittings. Unwind and be pampered at the onsite Echoes Day Spa or enjoy renowned local wines and produce at the fine dining restaurant and bar. Fri & Sat Night surcharges apply.

This five star hotel is housed in a historic country house set amidst 2 acres of manicured gardens, nestled on the edge of the magnificent Jamison Valley & overlooking Blue Mountains National Park. The 85 boutique rooms features views over the English style gardens, or the majestic views of Echo Point’s vast mountains & plunging valleys. Includes buffet breakfast. Fri & Sat Night surcharges apply.

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At Featherdale Wildlife Park, they’ve gone out of their way to create a unique wildlife experience! You can hand feed a kangaroo, wallaby or emu or enjoy a face to face encounter and have a photo with one of our friendly koalas. Learn about wombats, cassowaries, crocodiles as you meander through one of Australia's largest private collections of Australian native animals and birdlife. Located en route to the Blue Mountains, you can enjoy animal encounters with Australian native wildlife all within an hour. If you have a little more time, enjoy the free presentations throughout the day, pack a picnic and simply sit and enjoy the sounds of the birdlife chorusing around you. Featherdale Wildlife Park offers a truly up close and personal Australian animal encounter for everyone to enjoy. Operated by Featherdale Wildlife Park

Adult

Child (5-12 yrs)

General Admission

$32

$20

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Crown & Anchor Inn

B&B

The Crown & Anchor Inn is a unique Bed & Breakfast steeped in the history of long gone whalers and sea-faring days. The Inn was the earliest substantial building in Eden and first licensed in 1845. It is being carefully restored to recreate an authentic experience of the Colonial and Victorian eras. Our guest areas created within the old Inn are original and display period furnishings with log fires in the wonderfully charming lounge and dining rooms. Guests can view the Pacific Ocean from the Inn's front verandah or relax on the newer back deck overlooking Twofold Bay. Walk to restaurants, beaches, town walks, the Killer Whale Museum and Eden wharf.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$255

Standard Room B&B

BATEMANS BAY

COASTAL REGIONS

Per Room From

$220 $260

Standard Room

Paperbark Camp

Glamping

WOLLONGONG

Just 2 ½ hrs drive south of Sydney near the pristine clear waters and white sand beaches of Jervis Bay, the camp offers a unique blend of fine food and wine, cosy canvas accommodation and a peaceful bush setting, the perfect base from which to explore this nature lovers paradise. Our 12 canvas safari style tents have been placed thoughtfully amongst the soaring eucalypts and intriguing paperbarks, built above the ground to give privacy and to capture the sea breeze. All tents have wrap around decking with outdoor furniture, polished hardwood floors, high quality linen and all the hotel amenities you would expect for a luxe camping experience. *2 Night minimum all year

Original Safari Tent DBB Deluxe Safari Tent DBB

PORT MACQUARIE

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Deluxe Room

Per Room From

Per Room From Studio Room

$415 $545

One Bdrm Apt

One Bedroom Ocean View Two Bedroom Ocean View

01 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 - 31 Mar 19

$195 $226 $420

$219 $248 $467

Two Bdrm Apt

Hotel

Self Contained

Perfectly located in the heart of Wollongong’s CBD, this property is strolling distance from the city’s beautiful beaches, vibrant restaurants and WIN stadium. The modern studios and one-bedroom apartments are warm and welcoming, with stylish beachside-inspired décor, kitchenettes in studios and fully equipped kitchens in all apartments. Rooms also feature private balconies for extra space to relax. At the end of a busy day, wander back to your apartment to take a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool, workout in the fitness centre, or relax in the sauna.

NEWCASTLE

Create unforgettable memories during your escape at Mantra The Observatory. Ideally located across the road from the beach and 400 metres from the town centre with all of its eateries. Explore the region or relax and enjoy the indoor heated lap pool, sauna, heated spa and BBQ entertainment area.

Ocean View Hotel Room

Adina Apartment Hotel

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Mantra the Observatory

Per Room From

Motel

The Best Western Sunseeker Motor Inn offers newly-refurbished, luxurious accommodation in Batemans Bay, as well as fine dining in a landscaped garden setting. Stay in an executive, family or spa room which all feature queen beds, cable TV, in-room movies and large desks. Relax by the heated outdoor pool or dine on-site at the Trappers Restaurant, offering delicious fresh seafood and modern Australian cuisine in an intimate setting.

Honeymoon Bay, Jervis Bay. Credit: Dee Kramer

JERVIS BAY

Best Western Sunseeker Motor Inn

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Hotel

Enjoy stunning harbour-front views, elegant bars and restaurants and easy access to Newcastle's pristine beaches when you stay at Crowne Plaza Newcastle. Relax and rejuvenate in total comfort when you chose from one of the varied selection of 175 suites, each equipped with functional kitchenette and separate living room. Sample some little known gems from the Seasalt wine menu or try an award-winning Hunter Valley tipple. Guests seeking to remain active during their stay can enjoy full complimentary use of the on-site fitness centre and a 25 metre outdoor pool overlooking Newcastle's working harbour.

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$189 $199 $269

Per Room From Cityside Suite Harbour Suite

01 Apr - 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 - 31Mar 19

$276 $331

$315 $371

Friends parked on the headland getting ready to go for a surf, Port Stephens. Credit: Destination Port Stevens

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PORT STEPHENS

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Apartment Hotel

COFFS HARBOUR

01 Apr 18 23 Dec 18

24 Dec 18 31 Jan 19

01 Feb 19 31 Mar 19

One Bdrm Studio

$224 $342 $534

$267 $383 $577

$224 $342 $534

One Bdrm Apt Two Bdrm Apt frm

BYRON BAY

The Byron at Byron Resort

Hotel

Per Room From

1 Bedroom Standard Suite 1 Bedroom Deluxe Spa Suite

KINGSCLIFF

01 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 - 31 Mar 19

$364

$444

$455

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa

BYRON BAY

Per Room From

KINGSCLIFF

Hotel Room 1 Bedroom Spa Suite 2 Bedroom Spa Suite

Hotel / Self Cont.

Lagoon Edge Villa Luxury Villa

01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

$410 $440 $625

$475 $505 $695

Mantra on Salt Beach

Hotel

Centrally located within Salt Village, Mantra on Salt Beach offers direct access to a variety of restaurants, retail stores and the exquisite Spa at Salt day spa. As well as its superb waterfront position, the property offers hotel and fully self-contained one and two bedroom rooms and suites each with a private balcony and some with breath-taking ocean views. On-site enjoy the gorgeous lagoon style pool perfect for cooling off in on those hot summer days or have a hit on the tennis courts.

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa is a destination in itself, a leisurely coastal resort in Salt Village with a breezy seaside atmosphere - just the place to restore balance. The resort offers contemporary chic hotel rooms, spa suites and apartments. You can laze the days away by the resort and lagoon style pools or stroll down to Kingscliff Beach. Don’t miss trying the signature restaurant Season or take some time to find rejunivations at The Spa at Salt.

Per Room From

Elements of Byron

Set amidst 22 hectares of absolute beachfront paradise. This unique property’s modern Australian beach architecture and interiors are inspired by Mother Nature and the native flora and fauna of this exceptional Byron Bay beachside location, where every luxury awaits. Treat yourself at the Osprey Spa and savour the regions local produce in the restaurants.

VALUE ADD: Continental Breakfast included daily

Hotel

$299 $374

2 Bedroom Apartment

Botanica villa

$535

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

1 Bedroom Apartment

Set within a stunning 45 acre subtropical rainforest, just moments from Tallow Beach, this multi award winning resort provides an idyllic escape in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a place to indulge with nurturing spa treatments, fresh local cuisine, endless walks through the rainforest, daily yoga & spacious well appointed one bedroom suites.

Per Room From

Apartment Hotel

Stay in luxury while enjoying the regional delights of Coffs Harbour. The resort is set amid the lush, green Pacific Bay Golf Course Precinct and offers excellent features including beach access, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, barbecue area and restaurant. With a warm subtropical climate you can laze on the beach, hike through quiet trails in the World Heritage rainforests, scuba, surf, fish or watch the whale migration in the Solitary Islands Marine Park.

The award winning 4.5 star Ramada Resort Shoal Bay is situated on the beachfront in the region of Port Stephens 2. ½ hrs drive north of Sydney. The resort offers 200 luxurious self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, 4 restaurants and 5 bars, 3 swimming pools and the exclusive Aqua Day Spa. A diverse range of unique and exciting activities are available.

Per Room From

Ramada Resort Coffs Harbour

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$209 $259 $459

Hotel Room Ocean View 1 Bedroom Spa Suite 2 Bedroom Spa Suite

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$200 $220 $370

ABORIGINAL CULTURE & SAND BOARDING QUAD BIKE TOUR

BYRON SURF EXPERIENCE

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 your expert guides. No experience is necessary and all abilities are catered for, you’ll be an expert in no time. Along the way you’ll enjoy an un-interrupted 180°view of the beach and dunes, visit Aboriginal Midden sites -bush tucker-fresh water lagoons as well as try sand boarding for those who are a little more adventurous.

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 alike. Now a part of the Lets Go Surfing family, Byron Bay’s longest running surf school is the perfect place to find your inner balance on the waves. Awaken the surfer within you during this 2-hour introductory lesson. From absolute beginners to anyone looking for a refresher course, these lessons offer a truly authentic surfing experience. They’ll have you safely up and onto your first wave before you’ve had time to worry about falling off.

Operated by Sand Dune Adventures

Operated by Lets Go Surfing

Aboriginal Culture & Sand Boarding Quad Bike Tour

Per Person

$135

Byron Surf Experience

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Per Person

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QUEENSLAND Thursday Island Horn Island

CAPE YORK

Torres Strait

Bamaga JARDINE RIVER NAT PARK

Weipa

CORAL SEA

ARCHER BEND NAT PARK CAPE YORK PENINSULA

Gulf of Carpentaria

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Mt Isa

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Lava Tubes UNDARA NAT PARK

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Georgetown

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Rockhampton

Great Keppel Island Wilson Island Heron Island

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Gladstone SIMPSON DESERT NAT PARK

Birdsville

Lady Elliot Island

CARNARVON GORGE NAT PARK

Windorah

Bundaberg Hervey Bay

Chareville

Roma

BUNYA MTS NAT PARK

Fraser Island

Maryborough

Queensland offers warm, relaxing, fun, adventurous holiday experiences where you have the freedom to do as much or little as you like.

Noosa Heads SUNSHINE COAST

Glass House Mountains Cunnamulla CURRAWINYA NAT PARK

St George

Toowoomba Warwick

Maroochydore Moreton Island

BRISBANE

Surfers Paradise

GOLD COAST

Surfing at the sunrise on the Gold Coast. Credit: Tourism Queensland

Cruise down the Brisbane River, walk the golden sandy beaches or four wheel drive on the beach on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Swim, sail or just relax on one of the 74 unspoiled, palm-fringed islands that make up the Whitsundays, snorkel through the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef amongst tropical fish and techni-colour coral or visit the lush Daintree Rainforest. However you choose

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to experience Queensland – you are assured an unforgettable holiday.

QUEENSLAND | INTRODUCTION

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TOP EXPERIENCES: »» Scale the Story Bridge for a breathtaking birds-eye view of Brisbane »» Discover rainforest retreats and rainforest bush walks in the Gold Coast Hinterland »» Spend a few days experiencing the stunning beaches, surfing paradise & exciting theme parks on the Gold Coast »» Stroll through cosmopolitan Hastings Street in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast »» Discover the Whitsunday Islands – 74 islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and walk along the pure white sands of Whitehaven Beach

»» Four wheel drive past rainforest and fresh water lagoons on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island »» Visit Cape Tribulation – where the rainforest meets the reef »» Snorkel, dive or take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef – a World Heritage-listed spectacular of coral islands and marine life »» Take an ecotour to the World Heritagelisted Daintree Rainforest – the planet’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest »» See some of the world’s longest lava tubes in Undara Volcanic National Park


Noosa National Park, Noosa, QLD. Credit: Tourism Australia

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay. Credit: Tourism Australia

SUNSHINE COAST & FRASER ISLAND 6 day Self Drive from Brisbane

PACIFIC COAST EXPLORER 8 day Self Drive Sydney to Brisbane (or vice versa)

INCLUDES:

INCLUDES:

• 5 nights accommodation Cotton Tree Park, Sunshine Coast. Credit: Nelson Eulalio • Mid-Size rental car on all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms

• 7 nights accommodation as shown • Mid-size rental car on all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms

DAY 1: BRISBANE, NOOSA (145KM)

DAY 1: SYDNEY, CENTRAL COAST, PORT STEPHENS (210KM)

Sunshine Coast. Here you can experience the typically Australian laid-back lifestyle centred round pristine beaches, freshwater rivers, lakes and subtropical forests. Stay: Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas (3 nights).

Collect your hire car and head north on the Pacific Highway to Port Stephens via the Central Coast and city of Newcastle. This beautiful coastal resort offers something for everyone but is best known for its crystal clear water, beautiful beaches, gourmet restaurants and whale and dolphin watching. Stay: Shoal Bay Resort & Spa (2 nights).

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, 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. Stay: Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort (2 nights).

DAY 2: 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 3: ON TO PORT MACQUARIE (190KM) Pass through the seaside villages of Harrington and Laurieton today as you continue your journey north today to Port Macquarie. You can do everything from fishing, golf, tennis, family theme parks and water sports or choose to do nothing but relax. Stay: Mantra Observatory

DAY 4: NAMBUCCA HEADS, COFFS HARBOUR (160KM) (B) The Pacific Highway will carry you through the coastal holiday towns of Macksville and Nambucca Heads today before you reach 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. Stay: Ramanda Coffs Harbour

DAY 5: EXPLORE 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 5: GRAFTON, BALLINA, BYRON BAY (245KM) (B) Your drive today will skirt the beautiful Yuraygir National Park on-route to Byron Bay. With rainforest walks on timber boardwalks and luxuriously appointed rooms, The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa provides a unique opportunity to experience Natural Luxury. Stay: The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa (2 nights).

DAY 6: RETURN TO BRISBANE (290KM)

DAY 6: BYRON BAY AT LEISURE (B)

Return to the mainland by ferry this morning and then drive back to Brisbane where you return your rental car on arrival.

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 7: TWEED HEADS, GOLD COAST (90KM) (B) 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. Stay: QT Gold Coast.

DAY 8: ON TO BRISBANE (80KM) (B) Cotton Tree Park, Sunshine Coast. Credit: Nelson Eulalio

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Time for some last minute sightseeing before the leisurely drive up to Brisbane later this afternoon. Return your rental car on arrival into Queensland’s capital city. It’s time to head into the city of Brisbane today to return your rental car. You may like to stay a few days to explore the city before heading further north towards the barrier reef and Cairns.

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Located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River within close proximity to Brisbane’s CBD, entertainment & arts districts & Southbank Parklands. Featuring 161 hotel rooms, studios & 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with balconies. Facilities include an outdoor heated lap pool, spa & fully-equipped gym.

In the heart of the Brisbane city, opposite Central Railway Station and overlooking Anzac Square memorial Gardens, this beautifully restored, heritage listed building boasts over 131 hotel rooms and spacious suite style apartments. An elegant guest library adjoining the foyer offers a perfect quiet retreat for guests.

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Set in Brisbane’s CBD, this trendy high-rise hotel is only a short walk from the Convention & Exhibition Centre and the South Bank cultural district. The rooms are modern with every space being creatively used and maximised. There’s an upscale restaurant and a lobby bar, plus a rooftop pool with a poolside bar/lounge. Make use of the NEXT Hotels Smart App, everything you need is just a few finger taps away.

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This brand new property is a short stroll to River Quay, and the lively Southbank precinct. There are 134 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, many with great views of the river or the city. For the fitness enthusiast, there is a fully equipped gym, swimming pool and outdoor jogging track. Café 63 serves authentic Australian style cuisine with produce sourced from Queensland farms.

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A sleek CBD Brisbane hotel in the cultural centre of Fortitude Valley with an edge in urban design. Brisbane’s only street art hotel, where guests enjoy FREE WiFi, FREE Valley Pool access, onsite gym and rooftop bar. Relax in the stylish, open plan rooms, some with balconies, courtyards or spas.

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Discover an engaging blend of contemporary design, modern amenities and gracious hospitality at this centrally located hotel. Overlooking the picturesque Roma Street Parklands, with commanding views of the city skyline, surrounding mountains or Brisbane River & a short stroll takes you into the heart of the city.

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TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT Surrounded by crystal clear waters & fringed by Moreton Island National Park, Tangalooma offers a wide range of accommodation, dining options & activities to suit all budgets & tastes. The star attraction is undoubtedly the memorable experience of hand feeding a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins. All overnight guests have the opportunity to wade into the water & feed these playful creatures. Location: Tangalooma Island Resort is on

Moreton Island, 40kms from Brisbane. Access: Launch transfers depart 3 times daily from Holt Street Wharf, Pinkenba – north of Brisbane CBD. The journey out to Tangalooma takes approx. 75 min. Connecting coach transfers are available from Brisbane Airport, Brisbane City & the Gold Coast. Facilities: General Store • Outdoor BBQ facilities • Beach Café • 3 Restaurants • Coffee Shop • Massage Hut • Marine

Education & Conservation Centre • 3 Swimming pools • 6 different types of accommodation • Wild Dolphin Hand Feeding Program • Tennis• Archery • Movie Nights • Educational Marine • Sand Tobogganing• Quad Bike Touring • Whale Watching Cruise (Jun - Oct). Getaway Dolphin Package Includes: 1 Night Accommodation, Buffet Breakfast daily, Wild Dolphin Hand Feeding programme & over 30 land based activities. Note: Launch Transfers additional cost.

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RIVER CRUISE & LONE PINE SANCTUARY Board Brisbane’s most famous river Boat, MV Mirimar, taking you upstream through some of the city’s most attractive suburbs and most interesting wildlife habitats. You will arrive at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you have two and a half 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 3pm.

Operated by Mirimar Cruises

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CROC EXPRESS TOUR Australia Zoo is home to some of Australia’s most incredible wildlife. Now a legacy to the famous conservationist, Steve Irwin, you can get up close and personal and are guaranteed wildlife action... snake handling, beautiful birds demonstration, tortoise encounter and of course, fearsome Salt Water Crocodiles! Dangerous in the extreme and a jaw snapping adventure of epic proportions... Prepare yourself! Includes: Entry to Australia Zoo and Shows. Departs: Daily from Brisbane 8.45am - 5.30pm.

Operated by Grayline Croc Express Tour

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SPIRIT OF THE RED SANDS The only one of its type in Australia, Spirits of the Red Sand is an interactive Aboriginal live theatre show and dinner experience. Set in an historical 19th Century Australian village – complete with traditional Aboriginal Gunyah dwellings – be transported back in time to the 1800’s. Witness history retold as you come face to face with the dramatic tale of Jarrah and his brothers. The uniting narrative comes to life via a cast of direct descendants of the very story you’ll be walking through. Located halfway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Spirits of the Red Sand offers transfers from easy pick up points. Show is approximately 2.5 hours duration.

Operated by Great Australian Experiences Aboriginal Live Theatre & Dinner Experience ex Brisbane Aboriginal Live Theatre & Dinner Experience ex Gold Coast

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MORETON ISLAND TOUR This tour will take you to the best Attractions of this environmentally sensitive island, national park and holiday destination. You’ll start the day with a cruise across Moreton Bay Marine Park. Spot dolphins, fish, sometimes whales, dugong and turtles. Spend the morning on the West Coast of the island, sandboarding and 4WD’ing before heading down the beach highway to Blue Lagoon for a relaxing swim or snorkel. Enjoy a fresh picnic lunch at Golden beach so you can revive and then an afternoon filled with some aboriginal history, breath-taking views and shipwrecks.

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Escape to another world and discover the Green behind the Gold! Less than 90 minutes drive from the beaches of the Gold Coast & 2 hrs south of Brisbane is World Heritage Lamington National Park - a world of lush rainforests, fresh mountain air & abundant nature. O’Reilly’s has been owned & operated by the O’Reilly family for three generations & has become legendary for providing quality Australian hospitality. A comprehensive “Discovery Programme” of guided 4WD bus excursions, interpretive rainforest walks & adventure activities operates daily. Enjoy the traditional hospitality of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat or the private, self-contained luxury of O’Reilly’s 2 & 3 bedroom Mountain Villas. A luxurious day spa has opened, allowing guests to enjoy quality pampering treatments while enjoying the natural beauty of the spectacular surrounds. Ask about the Two Wonders Package – O’reillys Rainforest Retreat & Kingfisher Bay Resort.

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Located in the Hinterland just 1 hours drive from Brisbane. Immerse yourself in nature at this idyllic mountain retreat. Private, self-contained cottages featuring cosy fireplaces, double spa, & a private courtyard garden with BBQ/dining area. Delicious hampers with homemade bread delivered each morning & just a short walk to the village shops, cafes, restaurants & wineries!

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Spicers Hidden Vale is a gem, just an hour’s drive from Brisbane located amongst 12,000 acres of true Australian bush, complete with working cattle farm. Enjoy uninterrupted valley views from your personal verandah in a valley view room or upgrade to a standalong cottage with spectacular views, wide verandahs & your own lounge, sitting room & spa bath.

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Oaks Calypso Plaza offers friendly accommodation on Queensland's famous Gold Coast. Coolangatta offers the best of two different worlds – from the theme parks and attractions on the Gold Coast, to the natural beauty and quaint seaside villages of Northern NSW and the Tweed Valley, Oaks Calypso Plaza is the perfect hub from which to explore the exciting region. The resort features spacious 1 and 2 bedroom self-contained apartments, most with sheltered balconies providing pool, ocean or hinterland views.

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If you want to be in the centre of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is the place for you. Stay in one of the hotel's 199 spacious guest rooms. With a prime position in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is moments from sandy beaches, the famous Esplanade, and the Nerang River. Worldclass shopping is on your doorstep, not to mention the celebrated Gold Coast nightlife with its bounty of restaurants, nightclubs, bars and pubs.

QT Gold Coast offers a contemporary living space that is a mixture of nostalgic surfer chic meets Miami swim catwalk. Our 297 spacious guest rooms featuring free WiFi with ocean or mountain and river views offer dazzling views of the coast’s famous scenery.

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Centrally located between Surfers Paradise & the Broadbeach & a short stroll to the beach. The hotel consists of 2 towers & offers a choice of 374 spacious guest rooms, suites, self-contained studio & one bedroom apartments, all with private balconies. Facilities include Queensland’s only revolving restaurant - Four Winds 360, two swimming pools with heated spa and sundecks, tennis courts & gym.

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Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

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Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise featuring panoramic ocean and hinterland views. Featuring 199 Aztec-inspired rooms and apartments and exceptional facilities including - Restaurant, Poolside Bar & Café, indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming lagoon with sand beach, sauna and steam room, two tennis courts, gym, kids games room and water slide.

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WARNER VILLAGE THEME PARKS Australia's largest theme park operator providing some of the most thrilling entertainment, rides and slides available anywhere in the world. WARNER BROS MOVIE WORLD - The ultimate in movie magic, guaranteed to amaze, enchant and excite people of all ages. Experience the adventure rides, your favourite characters and live shows.

SEA WORLD - Get below the surface and up close with dolphins, sharks, stingrays, polar bears, seals, penguins and heaps more. AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SPECTACULAR - An evening & dinner show filled with outback music, drama and action. Legendary Australian stories are brought to life celebrating the stock men and women at work and play. Operated by Warner Village Theme Parks

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SEA WORLD WHALE WATCH Sea World Whale Watch on the Gold Coast have taken the excitement and adventure of whale watching to a new level with their amazing on-board whale theatre experience and purpose-built $3.5M vessel “Spirit of Migloo”. Within 20 minutes of departure you will be assisting the crew to find whales by scanning the horizon for a distant splash and the famous "blow" that indicates we have found a whale. With three levels of viewing platforms, large walk-around decks and restricted passenger numbers you’re ensured a personalised whale watching experience.

GOLD COAST WATER SPORTS Gold Coast Watersports operates within Sea World Resort featuring the largest range of watersports in one place on the Gold Coast with over ten unique activities available, and our guests have access to Sea World Resort facilities. Experience Jet Ski hire and tours, the very exciting watersport Fly board extreme, Parasailing, Boat Charters, Half Cabin Boat and BBQ Pontoon Hire, Stand Up Paddles & Kayaks, and Jet Boating. Operated by Gold Coast Water Sports

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CURRUMBIN CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY SANCTUARY More Australian, More Natural, More Fun - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary includes amazing Australian wildlife encounters & shows, Aboriginal performances and Wildlife Hospital precinct. Cuddle a koala, experience wild Lorikeet Feeding, see an amazing Free-flight Bird Show, have close encounters with friendly marsupials & reptiles, feed Kangaroos, encounter one of Australia’s largest Saltwater Crocodiles, see amazing Aboriginal didgeridoo & dance performances, plus much more. See inside The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, one of Australia’s busiest veterinary hospital, providing a free community service to care for more than 7,500 sick, injured & orphaned wildlife as well as vital conservation research. (Child 4-14yrs). Note: Every day pass adult ticket includes a bonus koala hug and souvenir photo. Entry to Green Challenge Adventure Parc is an extra charge.

Segway Safari - With up to four people on each Segway Safari, you’ll have your own experienced Segway guide who will get you started and lead the way throughout the tour. You will cover Currumbin’s extensive Forest Walk, taking in wildlife displays and experiences along the way. (Child 10-14yrs). Note: Weight restrictions apply.

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Oaks Oasis

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Fully refurbished and perfectly positioned just a 10 min walk from Golden Beach. The property offers a range of apartments & villas with open plan, minimalist living. There is an array of leisure facilities and activities onsite, such as tennis and the play zone with pool, water slides and fountain.

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Ramada Hervey Bay

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Ideally located on the Esplanade near the Urangan Harbour for easy access to the best of the Fraser Coast including Maryborough, Fraser Island & Whale watching. This property offers an onsite restaurant & bar along with inviting swimming pool & spa.

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Peaceful and relaxing eco-friendly accommodation in the heart of the Glass House Mountains, the perfect place to unwind and relax where the sounds of mobiles have been replaced by the early morning bush orchestra of birds. Make the Ecolodge your base for exploring the many attractions of the Sunshine Coast such as walks, Australia Zoo or the beaches. There are a range of rooms to suit all tastes and you can choose to cook your own meals in the fully equipped onsite kitchen.

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Mantra French Quarter

Offering privacy less than 50 metres from the beach, right on the cosmopolitan Hastings Street and set in lush tropical gardens with meandering pathways leading past pools, spas and bridges. Mantra French Quarter provides one and two bedroom self contained apartments all with air conditioning and balconies or terraces.

Wake up to the gentle sounds of the rainforest in one of the most romantic and unique places in Australia. Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an extraordinary experience, an Asian-influenced refuge that spirits you away to another world, surrounded by natural beauty and healing calm. Relax in Spa Anise, astonish yourself at the Tamarind Cooking School or just enjoy the stillness of a truly original escape.

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Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park. Spend your days lazing in the inviting free-form swimming pool, pamper yourself in Stephanie’s Ocean Spa, or make use of the gym & steam room. World class shopping and restaurants are a short stroll 500 metres away in bustling hub of Hastings Street and Laguna Beach.

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Corner The Esplanade and Venning Street. Set amongst the restaurants, cafĂŠs and beachfront along the Esplanade. Facilities include two heated swimming pools, spa and sauna, barbeque facilities, exercise room & undercover parking. 181 fully furnished suites featuring air conditioning, private balconies, cable TV, kitchen/ kitchenettes, internet access & laundry facilities.

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Discover the natural beauty of the rainforest in eco-friendly luxury. With just six contemporary design cottages, seclusion is guaranteed. Delight in fully appointed kitchens, deep double spa baths, a log fireplace and your own veranda from which to take in the views. Located just one hour drive north of Brisbane and a short drive from Fraser Island, Narrows Escape is minutes from charming hinterland villages, art galleries and wineries. Taste the finest regional produce at award-winning restaurants and explore the myriad of walking trails at your doorstep.

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KINGFISHER BAY RESORT, FRASER ISLAND Multi-award-winning ecotourism resort Kingfisher Bay Resort is just a 50 min ferry from River Heads, Hervey Bay which is a 50 min flight or four hour drive from Brisbane. Nestled among the tree-covered dunes on the edge of the calm blue waters of the Great Sandy Strait, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island’s sensitive ecological system. Location: Kingfisher Bay Resort is on the western side of Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world. 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. Facilities: 4 Swimming Pools • 3 Restaurants • 4 Bars • Café • Gift Shop • Massage & Beauty Centre • General Store • Tennis • 152 Hotel Rooms • Over 100 self-contained Two & Three Bedroom Villas • 4WD Expeditions • Night Walks • 4WD Hire for private exploration • Whale Watching Cruises • Fishing Clinics.

FRASER ISLAND ADVENTURE PACKAGE (FIA25) Includes: 2 Nights Resort Hotel accommodation, daily hot buffet breakfast, full day 4WD ranger guided Beauty Spot eco-tour of Fraser Island including morning tea, lunch & national park fee and return passenger transfer from Hervey Bay. Package is also available from Brisbane. Packages combining Kingfisher Bay & O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat are available. Note: Return airport transfers are available at an additional charge. Return Ferry Transfers from Hervey Bay $35 Adult $18 Child.

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Wallum Lagoon View Room Bay View Hotel Room Fraser Is. Adventure Package from Hervey Bay

2 DAY FRASER ISLAND TOUR Your adventure begins from Noosa to Tin Can Bay to see the wild dolphins up close. Then continue over to Fraser and take a guided walk through Pile Valley & Central Station. Visit Lake McKenzie, one of 40 crystal-clear lakes. Continue traveling to your comfortable accommodation at Happy Valley & enjoy a group dinner in the resort restaurant. Continue on to the Maheno shipwreck & discover the history of this once-luxurious passenger ship that now lies rusted and buried in the sand. Stop for a picnic lunch in the wilderness before continuing along the beach to the Pinnacles & Coloured Sands. See the multi-hued coloured cliffs of the Cathedrals & the stunning panoramic views from Indian Head before returning to Noosa via the spectacular beach highway.

AIR FRASER ISLAND Hop onboard and let us fly you to magnificent Fraser Island for the day with breath-taking views along the way and maybe a whale sighting in season. After landing Spend your time relaxing on the beach, visiting Lake Wabby, dingo spotting or just chilling out at the Eurong Resort. If you’re looking for some more adventure why not collect a 4WD and spend the day exploring at your own pace. Visit the crystal clear Lake McKenzie for a swim. Drive out to Central Station and walk the rainforest or cruise along 75 Mile Beach.

Departs: Mon, Wed & Fri. Pick-up: 6.30am Drop-off: 4.30pm

Operated by The Discovery Group

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Fraser 2 Day Tour

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LUXE TREKKING PACKAGE A luxury three day, two night all-inclusive guided exploration of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. On the Sunshine Coast, the only thing more refreshing than the water is the lifestyle. With its lush rainforests and easy smiles, it’s a place where you feel like a local from the moment you arrive, a place where you can forget everything – and that feeling’s unforgettable. Inclusions: 2 Nights accommodation at Narrows Escape, All meals and Guided Day Walk. Note: Transfers from/to Brisbane are available on request at an additional cost.

NOOSA RIVER EVERGLADES BBQ CRUISE 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.

Operated by Habitat Noosa Operated by Narrows Escape

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$1,494

Everglades BBQ Cruise Bar-B-Canoe

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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

LADY ELLIOT ISLAND

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Lady Elliot Island is a coral bay located within a Marine National Park ‘Green’ Zone and is at the southernmost tip of the Great Barrier Reef. The island is renowned to be the ‘Home of the Manta Ray’ and has over 1200 different species of marine life in the surrounding waters including turtles and dolphins. You can simply grab your snorkel and step straight off the shore of the coral cay island and enjoy an average visibility of 30-40 metres all year round. The lagoon protects and nurtures the curiosity of beginners while a little further out experienced snorkelers and divers descend to explore the magic of the reef. Throughout the year there are a range of free, nature based activities including turtle nesting, turtle hatchlings, bird nesting and whale watching. Tour the reef in a glass bottom boat, learn to scuba dive, join one of the free guided tours or explore the island at your leisure. Access: Flights depart daily from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast & Bundaberg. Flights are also available from the Gold Coast

Return Flight From Hervey Bay/Bundaberg

01 Apr 18 - 30 Apr 18 & 15 Dec 18 - 28 Jan 19

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$239

(Coolangatta), Brisbane (Redcliffe). Virgin fly direct from Sydney to Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast & Qantas Link from Brisbane to Hervey Bay & Bundaberg. Facilities: Beachfront Café, Dining & Bar • Beach Volleyball • Children’s playground • Guest laundry • PADI Dive Shop • Resort Shop • Salt Water Pool • Airstrip • Dive Courses & Expeditions • Guided Reef Walk (low tide) • Bird Watching Tours (in season) • Turtle Tours (in season) • Glass Bottom Boat/Guided snorkel Tours • Island Tours/Activities • Key Dates to Remember: Nov - Feb Turtle nesting, Feb - Apr Turtle hatching, Oct - Apr Bird season, Jun - Oct Whale season. Overnight Rate Includes: Full buffet breakfast & dinner daily • One free glass bottom boat/ guided snorkel tour per person • Free use of snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins) • Range of free Island activities/tours • Environmental management charge.

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Heron Island

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Heron Island is a true coral cay located right on the Great Barrier Reef. A nature lover’s haven, Heron is renowned for its abundance of birdlife and endless gardens of coral right off the beach. Activities include guided island and reef walks, semi-submersible cruises & beach picnics, the Aqua Soul Spa, plus the Junior Rangers kids program. Heron is famous for its scuba diving and snorkelling. Location: Heron Island lies 72 kms NE off the coast from Gladstone, Queensland. 534kms north of Brisbane and 1,183kms south of Cairns. Heron Island operates 1 hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) all year round. Access: Launch & Helicopter transfers depart daily from Gladstone.

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A courtesy coach operates between Gladstone Airport & Gladstone Marina to connect with the launch. The one way journey by launch from Gladstone takes approximately 1 ¾ - 2 hours. Facilities: Restaurant • Cocktail bar & lounge • Aqua Soul spa • Swimming pool • Tennis court • Boutique • Guest laundry service • 109 rooms featuring balcony or terrace • Guided reef walks (subject to tides) • Trivia night • Guided birdlife walks • Snorkelling excursions • Semi-submersible coral view cruises • Scuba diving • Scenic helicopter flights • Turtle viewing (peak nesting times) • Heron Kids Junior Ranges Program (7-12 years inclusive) available during select periods.

01 Apr 18 - 16 Dec 18

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14 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19

$371 $475 $629 $742

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$371 $475 $629 $742

Hotel Room, Studio & One Bedroom Apartments are based on 2 people sharing. 2 Bedroom Apartments 1-4 People unless stated otherwise. Australian Dollar Rates may be subject to surcharges & minimum night stays during special events.


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Peppers Airlie Beach

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Coral Sea Resort

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25 Oceanview Avenue. Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes; lies the Coral Sea Resort. A stroll in the opposite direction crossing a separate boardwalk with the sea below is Abel Point Marina, your direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Mirage Whitsundays offers spacious, north-facing luxury apartments flooded with natural light. Framed by breath-taking views and with generous living areas leading out to terraces perfect for entertaining, these are an exhilarating experience. The ocean view apartments have been designed to capture the very essence of indoor/outdoor living. Offering two bathrooms, a separate study area and modern kitchen fitted with stainless steel Miele appliances, this is indeed refined living.

Mt Whitsunday Drive. Magnificently set overlooking the majestic Whitsunday Passage, Peppers Airlie Beach offers a luxury fullserviced apartment resort like nowhere else on the mainland of the Whitsundays. Accommodation includes 102 beautifully Ro ute panoramic ocean views appointed apartments with spectacular and wide breezy verandas maximizing the North Queensland tropical lifestyle experience.

01 Apr 18- 31 Mar 19

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$539 $595 $618 $675

Two Bedroom Mirage Apartment

$299 $419 $549

Three Bedroom Mirage Apartment Two Bedroom Deluxe Apartment Three Bedroom Deluxe Apartment

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WHITSUNDAY ISLAND & WHITEHAVEN BEACH HALF DAY CRUISE

There can be fewer greater experiences offered in the world than the chance to sleep under the stars, 40 nautical miles from shore, at the Great Barrier Reef! By day, you’ll enjoy all the wonderful activities on offer with a Great Barrier Reef Adventure, including snorkelling, swimming, semi-sub rides, viewing fish from the underwater observatory and sunbathing on deck! Of course, diving (for beginners and certified divers), massage and heli flights are also on offer (at an additional cost).

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.

Soak up the unique solitude and tranquility of the Great Barrier Reef and watch as the underwater world comes to life as the sun starts to sink lower on the horizon. Choose to sleep in a swag -cosy, low tent with a clear viewing panel above your head, a comfortable mattress and snug bedding OR in a Double Room if you prefer. Enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner & hearty breakfast.

A delicious lunch is included. Half day tour departs from Hamilton Island at 11.30am. Full day tour departs from Whitsunday mainland at 8am & includes a morning visit to Hamilton Island.

Departs: 8am - 5.30pm

Note: No children allowed.

Operated by Cruise Whitsundays Under the Stars Swag

Operated by Cruise Whitsundays Per Person

$560

Half Day Tour from Hamilton Island Full Day Tour from Airlie Beach

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WHITSUNDAY ISLAND FLIGHT AND OCEAN RAFTING

AIR WHITSUNDAYS

This 60 minute fixed wing Reef and Island flight gives you a spectacular view of the Great Barrier Reef from the air, including the famous heart reef. The beauty of the reef combined with the Whitsunday Islands makes this a must do. Once you land the day has only just begun, as you’ll be heading out on the ‘Ocean Rafting’ tour including snorkelling around the Whitsunday Islands, a visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, a guided national park walk and buffet style lunch.

Operated by GSL Aviation Whitsunday Island flight and Ocean Rafting

WHITSUNDAYS

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Travel in style by seaplane over the remarkable Whitsunday Islands, snorkel in secluded coral suspended lagoons, and arrive at the Great Barrier Reef in only 30 minutes. Whether you want to experience the pristine coral gardens of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from both above and below sea level or just relax on the pure white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, there is a tour suited to all preferences.

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Reef & Whitehaven Scenic Flight

$353 $315 $560

Whitehaven Experience

$415

Reef Adventure Tour

Daydream Island Resort and Spa

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DAYDREAM – AUSTRALIA’S FAMOUS REEF ISLAND There’s no other island quite like Daydream, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from the beach and a Living Reef on the island itself, it’s an incredible place to not only live and learn about one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, but to experience it first hand. This is not your average read-a-book-by-the-pool kind of island (although there are abundant glorious spots to do just that.) The free form Living Reef that courses through the resort is actually one of the world’s largest outdoor aquariums, home to more than 140 species of marine fish, 82 species of coral and 15 species of invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs. Step off the beach at Lovers’ Cove and you’ll be greeted by a kaleidoscopic, Great Barrier Reef welcoming party of parrot fish,

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inviting you into their world and the beautiful fringing reef just beyond the shore. Getting to Daydream Island is simple, with the Whitsunday Islands serviced by flights to the Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) or to Whitsunday Coast Airport on the mainland at Proserpine. Cruise Whitsundays provides regular ferry transfers to Daydream. Each of the rooms and suites offer views of the tropical waters or rainforest. All are stylishly furnished and well appointed. Guests are able to indulge in mouth-watering creations in the resorts eight individual food and beverage outlets, including casual, a la carte and buffet restaurants. Enjoy a plethora of land and water based activities (most of which are complimentary) or alternatively relax in the Spa which offers a range of pampering treatments and a holistic approach to wellbeing.

29 Sep 18 - 16 Dec 18

17 Dec 18 -13 Jan 19

14 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19

$410 $500 $660

$680 $800 $1,014

$410 $500 $660

Hotel Room, Studio & One Bedroom Apartments are based on 2 people sharing. 2 Bedroom Apartments 1-4 People unless stated otherwise. Australian Dollar Rates may be subject to surcharges & minimum night stays during special events.


Hamilton Island Credit: Tourism Australia

HAMILTON ISLAND

Palm Bungalows

Hotel

VALUE ADD: May 18 – 31 Aug 18, 1 Dec – 21 Dec 18 & Feb 19 – 31 Mar 19. Excluding special events.

These famous island-style Bungalows have always been popular with visitors, especially families and couples. You’re at one with nature in a Palm Bungalow. In fact, being in a tropical garden, nature literally surrounds you. The recently refurbished Palm Bungalows now have a sleek contemporary feel. Bright, airy and beautifully appointed. They feature a King size bed and single divan, air conditioning and a ceiling fan, a spacious, crisp white bathroom with new fittings, basin and walk-in shower, and importantly a smart, expanded kitchenette complete with microwave, bar fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities. Perfect for occasional in-room entertaining and meals.

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Reef View Hotel

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HAMILTON ISLAND

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

Perfectly located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is nestled amongst the 74 Whitsunday Islands. There are more than enough activities on Hamilton Island to keep you entertained, from snorkelling the reef to scenic helicopter flights or a round of golf. And believe us, after all that you’ll be hungry. Which is great, for when it comes to food and wine Hamilton Island has an endless array of dining options.

HAMILTON ISLAND

Beach Club

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VALUE ADD: Stay 5/Pay 4. Valid: May 18 – 31 Aug 18, 1 Dec – 21 Dec 18 & Feb 19 – 31 Mar 19. Excluding special events.

The 4-Star Reef View Hotel features extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms all with private balconies overlooking either landscaped gardens on the breathtaking vista of the Coral Sea. The hotel has its own swimming pool, lounge, restaurant, concierge and tour desk, and complimentary guest access to the Hamilton Island Sports Club.

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$390 $470 $730 $55

Coral Sea View Room Reef Suite Extra Person

With an incredible beachfront location and impeccable service, the recently refurbished Beach Club offers the ultimate romantic island holiday experience. Set in landscaped tropical gardens, all 57 rooms face directly onto Catseye Beach, and each with their own private courtyard or balcony. Exclusive guest facilities include a restaurant, lounge, bar and infinity-edge pool.

Per Room From

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$760

Beach Club B&B Beach Club does not cater for guests under the age of 18 years

4 NIGHT GREAT BARRIER REEF ADVENTURE HERE’S A GREAT WAY TO EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD. SPEND A FULL DAY EXPLORING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, HOME TO SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING MARINE LIFE EVER SEEN ON THE PLANET This package includes four nights’ accommodation, buffet breakfast daily, a full day trip to Reefworld with Cruise Whitsundays, plus complimentary use of non-motorised watersports, gym, spa, sauna and tennis courts, and return airport transfers.

Per Room for 2 People From Palm Bungalow Garden View Room (Reef View Hotel) Coral Sea View Room (Reef View Hotel) Beach Club

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$226 $291 $326

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Pacific Hotel Cairns

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Set in a magnificent location & offering personalised service & award winning hospitality. Spacious rooms & suites, all with balconies (higher rooms have views), outdoor swimming pool, onsite restaurant Bushfire Flame Grill, free parking and free wifi. Located downtown on the waterfront opposite the Reef Terminal, a major departure point to the Great Barrier Reef.

Centrally located overlooking the picturesque Coral Sea on the Cairns Esplanade. The hotel features hotel & apartment style rooms, three superb resort swimming pools, one children’s wading pool, two tennis courts, a complete Health & Fitness centre & Coral Hedge Brasserie & Lobby Bar.

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Wake up to stunning Cairns Esplanade and Ocean Views from the luxury self-contained 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom apartments and enjoy all the convenience of a City Central hotel with a relaxed resort feel. 7 minutes from the Cairns airport and a short drive to Palm Cove and Port Douglas, this property is the perfect base for your Cairns adventure.

01 Apr 18 -31 Mar 19

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Boasting the largest guest rooms in Cairns, enjoy modern two and three-bedroom apartments with complimentary Wi-Fi with up to 250MB daily, before taking a dip in the outdoor pool. If you want to get out and explore, on your doorstep you have the best of what cairns has to offer; the Esplanade, Reef Casino, Marlin Marina and Night Markets.

The Hotel Cairns, with its private and tropical ambience, is superbly positioned in the CBD, one block from the famous Esplanade. The rooms are thoroughly modern with Queensland style; marble floors & terracotta tiles. The hotel features an outdoor pool and spa, state of the art gym and a welcoming indoor/outdoor restaurant.

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01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

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Hotel Room, Studio & One Bedroom Apartments are based on 2 people sharing. 2 Bedroom Apartments 1-4 People unless stated otherwise. Australian Dollar Rates may be subject to surcharges & minimum night stays during special events.


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Castaways Resort & Spa

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Superior Room Superior Sea View VALUE ADD: Stay 3/Pay 2. Superior, Executive & Deluxe rooms. Valid: Apr 18 – June 18 & Oct 18 Mar 19. Excluding special events.

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Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

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Peppers Beach Club & Spa

VALUE ADD: Stay 4/Pay 3. Valid: 23 Apr – 22 Jun 18 & 15 Oct – 7 Dec 18. Excluding special events.

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01 Jul 18 31 Aug 18

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$170 $190 $230

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Mantra Amphora is located on the beachfront on Williams Esplanade & features an award-winning central lagoon pool, & offers spacious accommodation from hotel rooms to 3 bdrm penthouses. With stunning garden, lagoon pool or Coral Sea views, the rooms boast quality furnishings & premier finishes, including stone bench tops & floor.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove

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Set in over 3 hectares of lush tropical gardens, the resort is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday, featuring 2 swimming pools, restaurant, bar, alfresco dining, massage, beauty & hair salon, games room and is within 5 mins walk to the beach. Each room or suite has either a balcony or terrace overlooking one of the swimming pools or lush vegetation.

Overlooking a stunning palm-fringed beach, the award winning & inviting Peppers Beach Club & Spa is set in the heart of charming Palm Cove. Offering the perfect place to indulge in tropical relaxation, this idyllic intimate beachfront destination is situated at the start of the beautiful coastal drive to Port Douglas and majestic Daintree Rainforest and lies only 20 minutes from Cairns airport.

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$290 $304 $370 $430

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$299 $399 $560

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Two Bedroom Suite

$379 $392 $458 $519

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Two Bedroom Apartment

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Pandanus Bungalow

One Bedroom Resort

$290 $304 $370 $430

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Situated beachfront, just 20 min North of Cairns and featuring private bungalows set within 22 acres of private beachfront and coastal rainforest. Resort services and facilities including 2 lagoonstyle swimming pools with waterfalls (one heated), free internet access, beachfront yoga, Day Spa, Paperbark Restaurant, cocktail lounge & bar and Seasonal Beachfront Café.

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Modern luxurious apartments surrounded by resort facilities overlooking a central lagoon only a short stroll from the beach of the beachside holiday village Trinity Beach. Nestled by a lagoon in an ideal spot just moments from the white sands of Trinity Beach, our luxurious self-catering apartments are a tropical dream come true. With a tennis court, gym and 3 swimming pools, everything you need to unwind is right at your fingertips.

$124 $234 $274 $399

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01 Apr 18 30 Jun 18

Blue Lagoon Resort

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Located only 1,5h drive from Cairns, Castaways Resort & Spa is ideally positioned absolute beachfront and with only 50m to Mission Beach Village. Featuring Drift Day Spa, Bibesia Bar & Restaurant, Palms Event centre and 4 star accommodation - all with private balconies and magnificent views over the Coral Sea and Dunk Island.

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Conveniently located by the Marina waterfront in the heart of Cairns and strategically placed as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, this five-star hotel offers 255 spacious guestrooms and suites with magnificent views of the city, the gardens or the Marina. All rooms offer large outdoor terraces or balconies. Inhouse guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.

The hotel overlooks the picturesque Cairns Esplanade, and is just moments from Cairns Lagoon and Cairns Casino. The Great Barrier Reef departures terminal is 100m away. Stylish and comfortable, the guest rooms and suites are flooded with natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows. Energize in the complimentary 24-hour fitness centre and refresh in the swimming pool.

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Orpheus Island Resort Orpheus is a rare island hideaway of exceptional beauty. Stretching across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline, access is either via a 30 minute helicopter journey from Townsville, or a 1½ hr journey from Cairns. The lodge accommodates just 28 indulged guests, ensuring absolute seclusion! The principal dive site boasts 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef and is home to the most sought after reef fish species in the world. Guests can take a dingy packed with a gourmet picnic hamper to discover the many pristine coves that fringe Orpheus. A range of unique experiences are available for couples and families and range from sunset cruises to fishing, snorkelling or a visit to the island’s marine research centre. The lodge makes the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or wedding or for a truly memorable experience; the island

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can be booked for exclusive use. Accommodation rates are inclusive of all gourmet meals, a selection of regional wines and beers, and a daily nature-based experience. The island’s must-do signature ‘Dining with the Tides’ experience allows guests to enjoy an intimate dinner for two under a starlit canopy.

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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. Then board Skyrail for your journey, 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 All Inclusive • Entry and buffet lunch at Tjapukai Restaurant • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway • 1 ½ hours free time to explore Kuranda • Kuranda Scenic Rail and transfer to Cairns Kuranda, Rail & Skyrail • Pre allocated preferential seating on Kuranda Scenic Railway • Free time in Kuranda • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway • Return Hotel Transfers

CAPE TRIBULATION, DAINTREE AND MOSSMAN GORGE Travel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built vehicle 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. Departs: Daily 6.45am – 6.30pm

Operated by Down Under Tours Operated by Down Under Tours Kuranda All Inclusive from Cairns/Northern Beaches (KRST) Kuranda All Inclusive from Port Douglas (PKRST) Kuranda, Rail & Skyrail from Cairns/Northern Beaches (KQS) Kuranda, Rail & Skyrail from Port Douglas (PKQS)

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$137 $137

NIGHT FIRE BY TJAPUKAI

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: Return transfers, guided rainforest walk, Aboriginal coastal walk, morning tea, picnic lunch and an exclusive visit to Niau Falls. Departs: From Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas - Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 7am – 6.30pm.

Operated by Adventure North Australia

Adult

Child (3-14 yrs)

Full Day Tour from Cairns/Northern Beaches

$255

$240

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Night Fire is Tjapukai’s signature evening activity where you will meet the Indigenous rainforest people, who paint your face to link you to their traditional land and more. Follow the Tjapukai warriors to a corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and join the Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional language songs before the ceremonial fire is lit with a spectacular fire ball shooting towards the stars. Dinner will see you enjoy Australian meats, seafood and an array of salads and desserts featuring tantalising Indigenous flavours at the Flame Tree Bar & Grill. Relax around the fire with the Tjapukai warriors where there is time for an intimate chat, an end to a night of cultural entertainment.

Operated by Tjapukai Night Fire

Adult

Child (3-14 yrs)

$151

$91


FULL DAY DAINTREE 4WD WANDERER After arriving at Mossman Gorge, you will be treated to a guided Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime rainforest walk along Departing your accom. (transfers commence from 6.45am) we travel toward the World Heritage Listed forest region of Cape Tribulation. Our first stop is a cruise on the Daintree River where we seek out the vivid Ulysees Butterfly, Kingfishers and crocodiles basking on the muddy banks. From here we travel over the beautiful Alexandra Range stopping at the Jindalba boardwalk for home-style morning tea and a guided walk where we view plants of ancient linage right through to examples of our more recent species of flowering plants. We may even encounter the elusive Southern Cassowary. Our next stop is magical Thornton Beach where our guides will highlight the amazing wildlife and ecosystems unique to this part of the world – “where the rainforest meets the sea”.

MARINE WORLD OUTER REEF CRUISE Travel by luxury catamaran to the Marine World Outer Reef activity platform located on the premium outer edge. Snorkel, Dive or stay dry and climb aboard the semi-submersible, glass bottom boat or visit the underwater viewing observatory. Marine World is perfectly suited for all ages and swimming abilities. Best of all, they are Proudly Australian Owned! Departs: Daily from Cairns at 9am – 5pm

Lunch is a special treat today, deep under the Rainforest canopy. We have the chance for a private rainforest walk here as well, and may possibly spot rainforest lizards, birds, butterflies and perhaps even marsupials! After lunch, we visit an exotic tropical fruit orchard famous for its delicious ice cream. Our last stop and final lasting impression will be at the outstanding panoramic picture postcard view at Alexandra Range Lookout. From here you’ll have a spectacular view of the mouth of the Daintree River, Snapper Island and on a clear day Port Douglas. One final treat for the day is the crossing on the Daintree River Ferry – the iconic vehicle punt which transfers you out of the world heritage rainforest and on to your home-ward road. You will be back at your accommodation early in the evening. Please note during wet season the itinerary may change due to higher water levels.

Operated by Australian Luxury Escapes Tour DWR

Adult

Child (2-12 yrs)

$270

$135

Operated by Reef Magic Cruises Marine World Outer Reef Cruise

Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

$223

$113

OCEAN FREEDOM UPOLU CAY AND REEF CRUISE Travel with low passenger numbers on a comfortable high speed 20M CAT. Visit two very different reef locations – “Wonder Wall” on the Outer Edge Upolu Reef and Upolu Cay Reef. You will have 6 hours to snorkel, dive and relax. Complimentary Adventure Drift Snorkel, Glass Bottom Boat tours, lunch and snacks included in your day.

OCEAN FREE SAIL TO GREEN ISLAND Highly personal tour offering a sailing, reef and tropical Green Island experience . Snorkel and dive off our exclusive mooring on Pinnacle Reef where the “bommies” – (coral outcrops) come to just 1m under the surface. Only 25 passengers and crew guarantees extremely high level of customer service.

Departs: 7.30am – 4.30pm

Departs: 7:15am – 5:00pm

Operated by Ocean Freedom Ocean Freedom Upolu Cay and Reef Cruise

Adult

Child

$196

$110

Operated by Ocean Free Ocean Free Sail to Green Island

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Child

$196

$110

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PORT DOUGLAS

Meridian Port Douglas

Self Contained

Meridian Port Douglas offers boutique accommodation in the heart of Port Douglas. An adult haven of privacy and relaxation for couples and singles has been created in a selection of stylish self-contained Studio Rooms and One Bedroom Apartments, surrounding a newly renovated and heated lagoon style pool set in tropical gardens. Accommodation options include swim-up pool access rooms or your own private jacuzzi.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 31 May 18

01 Jun 18 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 31 Mar 19

$215 $270 $300 $350

$280 $330 $400 $440

$215 $270 $300 $350

Studio Premier Superior Studio One Bedroom Premier One Bedroom Superior

PORT DOUGLAS

Bay Villas Resort

Self Contained

Within easy walking distance of downtown Port Douglas & 4 Mile Beach, all apts have been designed with an emphasis on spaciousness & value with cable TV & large balconies. Bay Villas features 2 swimming pools, BBQ’s, spa, & free broadband internet at reception. 2 Night minimum applies.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 30 Jun 18

01 Jul 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

Studio Apartment

$160 $190 $220 $290

$190 $250 $340 $470

$160 $190 $220 $290

One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment Coopers Creek, Daintree Rainforest, QLD. Credit: Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

PORT DOUGLAS

Mantra Aqueous on Port

Self Contained

Three Bedroom Apartment

PORT DOUGLAS

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas

Per Room From Per Room From Resort Room 1 Bedroom Apartment 2 Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

PORT DOUGLAS

01 Apr 18 30 Jun 18

01 Jul 18 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 31 Mar 19

$185 $230 $345

$235 $290 $430

$345 $290 $430

Mantra Heritage

Self Contained

Mirage Resort Room Lagoon Room Lagoon Edge Room Mirage Studio Suite

PORT DOUGLAS

Hotel Room 1 Bedroom Suite 2 Bedroom Suite

PORT DOUGLAS

01 Apr 18 30 Jun 18

01 Jul 18 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 31 Mar 19

$180 $220 $335

$225 $275 $395

$180 $220 $335

QT Port Douglas

Self Contained

QT Resort Room VALUE ADD: Stay 3/Pay 2. Valid Apr 18 – Mar 19. Excluding peak season

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01 Apr 18 30 Jun 18

01 Jul 18 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 31 Mar 19

$250 $299 $410

$320 $371 $480

$250 $299 $410

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01 Nov 18 31 Mar 19

$290 $340 $370 $390

$380 $460 $510 $560

$290 $340 $370 $390

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apts

Per Room From 1 Bedroom Apartment 2 Bedroom Beachfront Apt 3 Bedroom Apartment

PORT DOUGLAS

QT Port Douglas boasts quirky design and two cool new food and bar experiences – an interactive marketplace kitchen and a hip cocktail bar. Set in lush tropical gardens only minutes from Port Douglas village and Four Mile Beach, the resort offers a range of chic hotel rooms and spacious one and two bedroom apartments. Guests can enjoy the lagoon style pool, designer day spa and exclusive outdoor cinema in the winter months.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 30 Jun 18

Self Contained

Nestled among lush tropical gardens, with access to Port Douglas’ famous Four-Mile Beach via a 5-metre walkway, these luxurious apartments have been designed and furnished to reflect the beach style and relaxed elegance, which gave Port Douglas its reputation as the ultimate holiday playground for discerning travellers. Minimum 3 night stay applies. 21 Dec - 08 Jan surcharges apply.

Mantra Heritage is the perfect place to stay on your Tropical North Queensland holiday, located in the heart of Port Douglas just 200 metres from the golden beach and a few seconds walk to popular Macrossan Street's award-winning cafes, pubs and restaurants. With just 45 rooms and suites nestled amongst 1200 square metres of saltwater lagoon pools, spas and lush tropical gardens, Mantra Heritage is all about the laid back Port Douglas lifestyle.

Per Room From

Hotel

A revitalised beachfront luxury resort on famous Four Mile Beach surrounded by 147 hectares of lush tropical gardens, 2 hectares of sparkling saltwater lagoon pools and an 18-hole golf course, 5-star resort amenities and service to make you feel at home in paradise. The newly transformed 5-star rooms and suites afford captivating views of the lagoon pools, tropical gardens or select rooms feature private balconies.

Featuring tranquil water features, four luxury pools, cabanas with BBQ facilities and large sundecks, Mantra Aqueous on Port offers a range of deluxe accommodation in an idyllic location. All rooms feature a/c & a private balcony with spa & most have pool views, some with direct pool access. The one and two bedroom apartments also have full kitchen and laundry facilities. Minimum 2 night stay.

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23 Jun 18 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 31 Mar 19

$290 $390 $365

$390 $505 $480

$290 $390 $365

Shantara Resort & Spa

Resort

Only 400 metres to the beach, this up-market adults only resort offers a tranquil & relaxing getaway. With a choice of spacious studios, large 1 bedroom self contained apartments each offering either a pool view or direct pool access. The resort features 2 lagoon style pools, BBQ area, gym, day spa, free undercover parking & a short stroll to Port Douglas village.

Per Room From Pool View Room 1 Bedroom Apt Pool View 1 Bedroom Apt Pool Deck

01 Apr 18 31 May 18

01 Jun 18 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 31 Mar 19

$215 $290 $320

$280 $370 $420

$215 $290 $320

Hotel Room, Studio & One Bedroom Apartments are based on 2 people sharing. 2 Bedroom Apartments 1-4 People unless stated otherwise. Australian Dollar Rates may be subject to surcharges & minimum night stays during special events.


PORT DOUGLAS

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Hotel

PORT DOUGLAS

Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Hotel

VALUE ADD: Stay 4/Pay 3. Valid Apr – Jun 18 & 11 Jan – 31 Mar 19

This perfectly located beachside hotel is a quiet, peaceful oasis; ideal for those looking for an adult only haven. All suites have air-con., kitchenettes, Wifi, cable TV, iPod docks, twin soaker bath & a spacious balcony or terrace with either pool or ocean views or direct beach access. A restaurant & bar onsite as well as heated pools & spa, free parking & only a stroll to the village. Includes full breakfast daily.

Located just 15 minutes south of Port Douglas or 45 minutes north from Cairns, Thala offers 83 deluxe timber bungalows built high on stilts in the forest canopy providing views either to the ocean or mountains. Paths meander through rainforests & connect with private sandy beaches & the views from the restaurant are panoramic across the Coral Sea and forested coastline.

Per Room From

$354 $484 $718

Eucalypt Bungalow Coral Sea Bungalow

DAINTREE

Per Room From

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Jungle Walk Bungalow

Daintree Wilderness Lodge

VALUE ADD: Stay 5/Pay 4. Valid Apr – Jun 18 & Nov 18 – 31 Mar 19

Pool View Suite Ocean View Suite Peninsula Suite

Resort

Located 2 hours from Cairns and 30 minutes from Cape Tribulation, Daintree Wilderness Lodge is nestled amongst the rainforest and offers guests a true and unique rainforest experience. Offering 7 air-conditioned boutique style cabins and personalized service, facilities also include an outdoor heated spa, fully licensed bar & FREE Wifi in public areas. Includes daily cooked breakfast and DVD library.

Per Room From

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01 Jul 18 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 31 Mar 19

Rainforest Cabin

$310

$360

$310

DAINTREE

01 Apr 18 30 Jun 18

01 Jul 18 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 8 31 Mar 19

$390 $425 $495

$405 $440 $525

$390 $425 $495

Silky Oaks Lodge

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Silky Oaks Lodge is the ultimate luxury Daintree eco lodge in an unrivaled riverside location on the beautiful Mossman River just downstream from the Mossman Gorge and only 40 minutes from Port Douglas. The boutique hotel lodge and the award winning Healing Waters Spa blends casual and contemporary design with 50 River and Treehouses designed to connect with the natural surroundings and each featuring wide verandahs and luxurious spa baths. Silky Oaks Lodge is an iconic Daintree accommodation experience and a unique window into the natural wonder of the oldest living rainforest. The Treehouse Restaurant is one of Northern Queensland’s premier dining experiences and the open-sided restaurant offers sensational Daintree rainforest and Mossman river views. The menu showcases the freshest local produce and fine Australian wines. Set in lush tropical gardens, the Healing Waters Spa at Silky Oaks Lodge has been inspired by ancient wisdoms that celebrated water as a renewing and life giving force. Children under 12 are not catered for at Silky Oaks Lodge.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 30 Jun 18

01 Jul 18 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 31 Mar 19

Garden Treehouse

$707 $840 $931

$774 $907 $998

$707 $840 $931

Deluxe Treehouse River Treehouse

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas. Credit: Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

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SAIL & SNORKEL This exciting new tour is the only outer reef experience on a sailing vessel departing from Port Douglas and with only a max 30 guests this tour is like no other. SV Aquarius will set sail for a two hour relaxing journey to Horseshoe Bay at Tongue Reef. Once moored, guests will enjoy exploring the coral gardens with our experienced crew on a guided snorkel tour or a coral viewing boat which is available for non-swimmers. A delicious lunch will be served on board and guests will have the opportunity to snorkel again before sailing back to Port Douglas. Board at 8:20am, depart The Reef Marina at 8:45am and return back at approximately 4:00pm.

HOT AIR BALLOONING Experience the fun & unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands, just 50 minutes west of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise with 30 minutes minimum flying time. Breathe in the wide-open spaces! If you’d like to treat yourself a little more you could opt for the luxury tour to enjoy champagne and a gourmet breakfast on the beach.

Operated by Hot Air 30 Minute Scenic Flight Operated by Tropical Journeys

Per Person

$240

Sail & Snorkel Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

60 Minute Scenic Flight 60 Minute Luxury Ballooning

Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

$280 $365 $600

$249 $280 $400

AQUARIUS LOW ISLES SAILING AND SNORKELLING 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 Silversonic - perfect 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. Maximum capacity: 150

Operated by Quicksilver Connections

Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

Outer Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

$277 $294 $250 $319 $302 $225 $242

$143 $152 $180 $319 $302 $117 $126

Outer Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns/Northern Beaches Silversonic from Port Douglas Silversonic from Port Douglas incl. 1 Intro. Scuba Dive Silversonic from Port Douglas incl. 1 Certified Scuba Dive Wavedancer to Low Isles from Port Douglas Wavedancer to Low Isles from Cairns/Northern Beaches

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DAINTREE WALKABOUT A unique experience awaits today ... After arriving at Mossman Gorge, you will be treated to a guided rainforest walk along private, easy graded tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over cool rainforest streams. Your experienced interpretive Indigenous guides demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush tucker sources, share their dreamtime legends, explain the history of cave paintings and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationships within this unique tropical environment. After your 1.5hr walk, enjoy tea, damper and question time with guide before heading to Mossman where your guide will point out the highlights of Australias northern sugar town. Enjoy lunch at The Daintree Tea House and then join a fascinating 1 hour Daintree River Cruise, home to birds, tree snakes and crocodiles. Departs: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. 7am – 5.30pm.

Operated by Down Under Tours From Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

JUNGLE SURFING CANOPY TOURS This action-packed full day tour includes a visit to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, plus the Daintree River Ferry, scenic lookouts, picnic lunch, morning tea plus a Daintree River Cruise, all combined with the thrilling Jungle Surfing experience. Jungle Surfing takes you into the beating heart of the Daintree Rainforest on a guided tour through six tree platforms, seven ziplines and the world’s first Human Hamster Wheel cable lift. Our guides are with you every step of the way, offering interpretive talks on each platform, they also control your flight throughout the tour, so there’s no experience necessary. Departs: 9am returning at 6.30pm

Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

$216

$138

Operated by Jungle Tours Go Jungle Surfing Day Tour

Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

$105

$95

CALYPSO PURE SNORKELLING Travelling daily from Port Douglas to the outer Great Barrier Reef with a maximum of 38 passengers, Calypso’s Pure Snorkelling visits three spectacular sites, each showcasing the diversity of marine life. Enjoy snorkelling from Port Douglas with faster access and the flexibility of visiting multiple sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef in one day. Onboard this 19 metre vessel, comfortable day bed style seating, spacious decks and professional experienced crew ensures Calypso Snorkelling 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 required. 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

SAILAWAY LOW ISLES Enjoy the thrill of pure sailing onboard a luxury catamaran and explore the protected coral cay of the Low Isles, with white sandy beaches & coconut palms, surround by magnificent coral gardens & the Coral Sea. The full day tour offers fantastic snorkelling & coral viewing, including a superb tropical lunch buffet. The afternoon tour also offers prime quiet time on the idyllic coral cay island including afternoon tea with fresh scones & fresh fruit platter. Alternatively, soak up the peace & tranquility of a tropical sunset & enjoy an exhilarating twilight sail with complimentary sparkling wine & canapés. 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 Tour

Operated by Tropical Journeys From Cairns/Northern Beaches

Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

$240

$175

Afternoon Tour Sunset Sail

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Child (4-12 yrs)

$265 $265 $65

$183 $265 $65

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VICTORIA Mildura

HATTAHKULKYNE NAT PARK

MURRAY SUNSET NAT PARK

Ouyen Lake Tyrell WYPERFELD NAT PARK

Swan Hill

Lake Hindmarsh The Overland & The G ha n

Charleton

Yarrawonga Rutherglen Albury

Echuca

LITTLE DESERT NAT PARK

Shepparton Bendigo

Beechworth

Benalla

Heathcote

Rocklands Reservoir

Stawell GRAMPIANS NAT PARK

Castlemaine

Avoca

Ballarat SOVEREIGN HILL

Lake Corangamite

Port Fairy

Warrnambool

Port Campbell

PORT CAMPBELL NAT PARK

TWELVE APOSTLES

AVALON AIRPORT

Lorne GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Apollo Bay

Mt Hotham

Omeo

SNOWFIELDS

Mt Buller ALPINE NAT PARK

Healesville

MELBOURNE

Bairnsdale

Olinda

Port Phillip Bay

Geelong Colac

Mansfield

KINGLAKE YARRA NAT PARK RANGES YARRA NAT PARK VALLEY

BRISBANE RANGES NAT PARK

MT ECCLES NAT PARK

Portland

Lake

LAKE Eildon EILDON NAT PARK

Daylesford

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Dunkeld Hamilton

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Mt Beauty Falls Creek

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Halls Gap

Corryong Lake Dartmouth

Bright

MT BUFFALO NAT PARK

Seymour

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Wodonga

Lake Hume

Wangaratta

Horsham

Dandenong Traralgon

Queenscliff Sorrento MORNINGTON PENINSULA PHILLIP ISLAND

NINETY MILE BEACH

Inverloch Foster

BASS STRAIT

Paynesville Sale

SNOWY RIVER ERRINUNDRA NAT PARK NAT PARK COOPRACAMBRA NAT PARK

Mallacoota Orbost

CROAJINGOLONG NAT PARK

Lakes Entrance

TASMAN SEA

From world-class wineries to natural springs, the coastal villages of the peninsulas to alpine towns. Drive along one of the many scenic routes, pull on your walking boots and follow tracks and trails, or wander the shops and produce markets.

Feast of Merit - Richmond, Melbourne. Credit: Visit Victoria Content Hub

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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 High Country slopes or explore the grand architecture of a Goldfields town.

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TOP EXPERIENCES:

Twelve Apostles spectacular limestone stacks rising from the ocean

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

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

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

»» Visit Healesville wildlife sanctuary and the historic Puffing Billy steam railway in the Dandenong Ranges

»» 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

»» 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


Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, Great Ocean Road, VIC. Credit: Tourism Australia

Aboriginal Guide at MacKenzie Falls, Grampians National Park, VIC. Credit: Tourism Victoria

GREAT OCEAN ROAD LOOP

SOUTHERN COAST DISCOVERY

5 days from Melbourne

6 day Self Drive Melbourne to Adelaide (or vice versa)

INCLUDES:

INCLUDES:

• 4 nights accommodation as shown • Mid-size rental car on an all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms • Breakfasts daily

• 5 nights accommodation as shown • Mid-size rental car on an all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms • Breakfasts daily

DAY 1: MELBOURNE, APOLLO BAY (190KM) (B)

DAY 1: MELBOURNE, APOLLO BAY (190KM) (B)

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. Stay: Captains At The Bay

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. Stay: Captains At The Bay

DAY 2: TWELVE APOSTLES, PORT FAIRY (190KM) (B)

DAY 2: GREAT OCEAN ROAD, PORT FAIRY (190KM) (B)

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 fishing village of Port Fairy. Stay: Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

DAY 3: DUNKELD, GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK (100KM) (B) 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. Stay: Royal Mail Hotel (2 nights)

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. Stay: Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 3: EXPLORE LOCAL SURROUNDS (B) 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) (B)

DAY 4: AT LEISURE IN THE GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK (B) 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) (B) 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.

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 Stay: Robe House

DAY 5: FLEURIEU PENINSULAR, VICTOR HARBOUR (350KM) (B) 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. Stay: Mcracken Country Club

DAY 6: MCLAREN VALE, ADELAIDE (85KM) (B) 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.

Lydiard Street, Ballarat. Credit: Tourism Victoria

Per person twin share from Apr 18 – Sep 18 Oct 18 – Mar 19

Winery, McLaren Vale. Credit: Tourism Australia

Per person twin share from

$806 $862

Apr 18 – Sep 18 Oct 18 – Mar 19

$950 $1,044

Bathing Boxes - Mt Martha,Vinyards Melbourne Credit: Visit Victoria Content Hub Hunter Valley. Credit: Tourism Australia

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Located in the heart of the Southgate precinct and within walking distance to some of Melbourne’s landmark attractions. All 275 rooms feature an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette with microwave and tea and coffee-making facilities, TV with radio and movie channels. Hotel facilities include Breakfast lounge, car parking & 24 hour reception.

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Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

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$228 $279 $419

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Alto Hotel on Bourke is one of Melbourne’s newest boutique apartments hotels & is one of the few Environmentally Friendly rated, hotels in Melbourne’s CBD. Bringing together classic architecture & a contemporary interior, this hotel offers apartment living with true hotel-style hospitality. An onsite restaurant & bar, relaxation room, unlimited espresso coffee, library & free access to nearby gym & free Wifi.

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Park Regis Griffin Suites

MELBOURNE

Built in 1913 this heritage listed hotel has been meticulously restored to retain the feel and style of the classical 1900’s era, whilst at the same time providing 21st century technology and facilities. Centrally located opposite Flinders Street Railway, the hotel features 340 stylishly appointed rooms and suites with LCD TV’s and mini bars.

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Located on Lonsdale Street, the 4.5 star property encourages both short and longer stays, owing to its supreme location, self-contained convenience and quality leisure facilities. Close to restaurants, bars and cosy cafes. Parliament Train Station is within easy walking distance, as is Bourke Street Mall, Federation Square and Chinatown. Contemporary rooms with colourful artwork and apartments add separate sitting rooms, full kitchens, laundry facilities and private balconies.

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Park Regis Griffin Suites is the perfect choice for guests who need to be with easy reach of all that Melbourne and its surroundings have to offer. Close to Albert Park, home of the Grand Prix and St Kilda Road's business district, it's also just minutes from the Crown Casino and Entertainment complex, MCG - internationally renowned sports stadium and Chapel Street for exquisite shopping and dining.

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Stamford Plaza Melbourne

With its blend of modern style, warm service and city-side location, Crown Promenade is perfect for a week of seeing the sights or a quick stopover. This vibrant hotel has everything you need for a week away or a weekend in town including The Deck fitness centre and pool, Mesh restaurant and Crown’s bars, cafes and entertainment just minutes away, so you’re never far from the action.

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Stamford Plaza Melbourne is located at the “Paris” end of Little Collins Street in the heart of the city, the hotel is a short stroll to theatres, art galleries, shops and fine restaurants. The Stamford Plaza Melbourne is exclusively Melbourne’s best all-suite 5-star CBD hotel catering to a wide variety of travelling needs.

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Doubletree by Hilton, Flinders Street

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Fraser Place Melbourne

This modern Melbourne hotel is situated directly opposite historic Flinders Street Station and Federation Square, and is within walking distance of the famous Melbourne Laneways and the South Bank precinct. Enjoy easy access to Melbourne attractions, restaurants, sporting venues and retail precincts. The rooms are stylish, modern and spacious, equipped with contemporary amenities designed to help you relax and stay productive.

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Hilton Guest Room

$243 $276 $336

$264 $297 $357

King City View Room King Room with Skyline River View

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PHILLIP ISLAND TOUR 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: Churchill Island, the Koala Conservation Centre, Nobbies and the seaside town of Cowes to explore, shop or taste some local seafood (not included). And finally, to the island’s black tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. From the Visitor’s Centre, you will meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform and watch the little penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows. By travelling in a small group, you will see the best that Phillip Island has to offer.

Operated by Oceania Tours & Safaris Phillip Island Tour

Serviced Apartments

Enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer at Fraser Place Melbourne. This contemporary apartment hotel is tucked away from the main street in a charming laneway in the middle of the city’s cultural, retail and entertainment hub. Modern, comfortable interior design meets easy living, each serviced studio is fully furnished and features open-plan living and dining areas, as well as a convenient kitchenette with gas cooktop, dishwasher and washer/dryer in selected studios.

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$129 $143

$227 $256

YARRA VALLEY WINE TOUR Let Oceania Tours be your designated driver to the Yarra Valley to taste some of Victoria’s best wine and fresh local produce. Our day will commence with a private, behind the scenes, barrel tasting at the boutique winery, Dominique Portet. You will learn about how their wine is made, and why Frenchman Dominique chose the Yarra Valley to continue his family’s winemaking tradition. Enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch at Oakridge wines, overlooking the soft green rolling hills from their open terrace. At Coldstream Hills, founded by famous wine critic James Halliday, you will taste their exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. And finally, onto Yering Station – a wine institution of the Yarra Valley with its striking, modern, light-filled cellar door to taste their award-winning wines and its old farmhouse-style produce store, where you can taste and purchase some tasty accompaniments. By the end of the day, you will be quite the expert on one of the world’s most beautiful and delicious wine regions.

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$186

$92

Yarra Valley Wine Tour

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$204

$111

COLONIAL TRAMCAR RESTAURANT

LANES & ARCADES TOUR

Dining in Melbourne can be a fabulous experience, especially aboard the fleet of historical trams. These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling tramcar restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful innovative approach to dining. As they cruise the scenic streets of Melbourne, diners can enjoy our fine cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines or make a selection from our fully stocked bar at a fully inclusive price. The atmosphere is cosy, the service friendly and the decor as inviting as the colonial period these trams reflect.

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!

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MELBOURNE CITY TOUR

WILSONS PROMONTORY DAY TOUR

Welcome to Melbourne, a city of contrasts, world famous sporting arenas and historic gardens. Be dazzled by the wondrous sights of Australia’s most vibrant city and learn about Melbourne’s fascinating history with your expert guide. Take a stroll in the gardens, see some of our world famous attractions like Albert Park Lake (Formula 1) and Federation Square before your tour finishes at the famous Eureka Tower where you can purchase a ticket for the skydeck. Departs: Daily at 8.30am – 11.30am.

Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s most loved and cherished natural attractions. Located at the southernmost region of mainland Australia, this wildlife haven will inspire and intrigue even the most discerning traveller, with its panoramic views, pristine white beaches, coastal forest, cool climate rainforests and well preserved walking tracks. (Lunch available to purchase). Departs: Sun & Wed at 7.15am.

Operated by Oceania Tours & Safaris

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Child

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$70

$31

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$135

$95

NEIGHBOURS TOURS Want to head over to Ramsay Street and meet one of the stars of the show? Well you have come to the right place. Bunyip is home to the original official Neighbours tour and with us you can get unparalleled access. You will meet one of the stars of the show, so get ready to grab an autograph and selfie with one of your favourite Neighbours actors. While at Ramsay St you can also get some photos of the iconic houses that feature on the show and you might even be lucky enough to see the cast and crew filming! Official Neighbours Tour (Mon-Fri). Ultimate Tour with Exclusive Access (Sat & Sun)

Operated by Bunyip Tours

Adult

Child (2-12 yrs)

Neighbours Tours

$63 $91

$54 $75

Ultimate Tour

Some of Australia’s finest wines come from the Mornington Peninsula, a cool maritime region which produces wines of great elegance and finesse. The whole region is steeped in a passionate culture of food and wine, with award-winning restaurants featuring local produce on their menus, great cafes, farm gates, gourmet producers, fine food stores and local produce markets. Our full day winery tour includes stops at members of the Wine Food Farmgate trail. You’ll be assured of a warm welcome as you sample some of the Peninsula’s top wines, as well as enjoying the spectacular coastal and country scenery.

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Operated by Bunyip Tours Great Ocean Road Day Tour

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Child (2-12 yrs)

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$95

Sovereign Hill magnificently recreates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851. To truly appreciate the colonial history of Melbourne, Victoria a visit here is an absolute must! Experience exciting street theatre, enjoy live goldfields music and get into the spirit by panning for gold yourself. We then continue our journey of discovery and travel to Daylesford, deep in the heart of spa country. Enjoy the quaint village atmosphere, browse some of the renowned art galleries and stop in for a coffee. From here it`s a short trip to Trentham Falls, Victoria`s highest single-drop waterfall formed some five million years ago. Relax and unwind as you soak in the atmosphere. Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri 8.30am to 5.30pm

Departs: Mon, Thurs, Sat 07.30am to 6pm

V.I.P Mornington Peninsula Winery Tour

Travel west to the start of the Great Ocean Road and pass the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Arrive at the iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse, and enjoy breathtaking views over the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait from the lighthouse. Discover the Shipwreck Coast, stroll along the historic beaches and see Loch Ard Gorge. Arrive at the 12 Apostles and descend the Gibson’s Steps where you will be dwarfed by the high cliff line and these enormous offshore stacks.

SOVEREIGN HILL ‘A TOUCH OF GOLD’ TOUR

V.I.P MORNINGTON PENINSULA WINERY TOUR

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GREAT OCEAN ROAD CLASSIC TOUR

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Hot air balloon Yarra Valley Credit: Visit Victoria Content Hub

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REGIONAL VICTORIA Waverley House Cottages

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Waverley House Cottages is located in a quiet bushland setting overlooking the ocean. Relax in one of 6 secluded cottages nestled in 8 acres of private landscaped native gardens & shady gums. Each spacious cottage features king & queen size beds and quality linen, DVD/VCR/TV, leather couches, fully equipped kitchen, laundry & covered carports. Catch the views of Bass Strait from your verandah, relax and watch the beautiful sunsets on outdoor settings. Drinking wine at Yarra Valleyy Credit: Visit Victoria Content Hub

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Chateau Yering

YARRA VALLEY

An hour’s drive east of Melbourne is the beautiful Yarra Valley and villages of the Dandenong Ranges, a haven for nature lovers and food tourists alike. Get lost in the acclaimed wineries like Domaine Chandon, De Bortolio or Yering Station. If you’d prefer to get closer to nature spend some time at Healesville Sanctuary encountering platypus or take a ride on the famous Puffing Billy Steam Railway. As evening sets in sit on your deck and spot Kangaroos on The Eastern Golf Course. Stay: Yering Gorge Cottages

DAY 2: YARRA VALLEY TO PHILLIP ISLAND (150KM)

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This morning favours the early birds; imagine a sunrise balloon flight over the patchwork vineyards followed by a champagne breakfast. Head towards the paradise of Phillip Island, where you can enjoy some iconic Australian wildlife. Arrive in time for the wild eco boat tour and ensure you don’t miss the Little Penguins at dusk, best seen up close at the Penguin Parade. Stay: Phillip Island Apartments

Garden Suite

DAY 3: PHILLIP ISLAND TO MORNINGTON PENINSULA (130KM)

Yarra Suite

For a little adventure take in the region by helicopter this morning before exploring Churchill Island Heritage Farm. In the afternoon take a leisurely drive to the Mornington Peninsula, with its welcoming villages and spectacular coastlines. Spend sunset relaxing at the Peninsula Hot Springs before enjoying dinner in the quaint town of Flinders, your home for the next two nights. Stay: Flinders Hotel (2 nights)

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Yering Gorge Cottages

Today is free to do whatever you fancy and the options are endless; swim with the dolphins, explore maritime and military history or simply marvel at the quaint jetties & bathing boxes. If you’re feeling active there are hundreds of walking trails throughout the region. To reenergise there are plenty of outstanding cellar doors, cafes & restaurants; a great spot for lunch is Green Olive at Red Hill & treat yourself to some Mornington Peninsula Chocolates for dessert.

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Overlooking The Eastern Golf Club and nestled into the hillside, alongside the Yarra River relax on your balcony watching the kangaroos grazing, whilst enjoying a glass of local Yarra Valley wine. All cottages offer floor to ceiling windows; fully equipped kitchenette; large private deck with bbq and separate bathroom with a corner spa bath to relax.

DAY 5: SEAROAD FERRY TO QUEENSCLIFF (50KM) This morning catch the 40 minute scenic Searoad Ferry across Port Phillip bay to Queenscliff where you can stroll the historic township with its clifftop Fort or browse the many studios & galleries. Explore the Bellarine Taste Trail with stunning bay views as well as wine, cider, seafood & artisan beer before heading back to the city. Or if you’re just not ready for the holiday to end we’d highly recommended continuing on down the Great Ocean Road.

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Mountain View Suite

YARRA VALLEY

DAY 4: DAY AT LEISURE ON THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

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This gracious heritage listed property is set on 250 acres, in the heart of the Yarra Valley. 32 individually decorated luxury suites feature TV, free Wifi, DVD & room service. Facilities also include restaurant, bar library, swimming pool, tennis court & free parking. Only 50 mins drive from Melbourne.

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Two Bedroom Cottage

$499 $475

Four Bedroom Cottage

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Glen Isla House B&B

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PHILLIP ISLAND

$335 $325 $485

The Gate Cottage The Anderson Heritage Suite

Jackalope Hotel

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

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Glen Isla Classic Room

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$237 $289 $323

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Resort

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Flinders Hotel

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Vineyard View Room Den

HEPBURN SPRINGS

Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa

Westall Room Flinders Room

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DUNKELD

Garden Spa Room Deluxe Spa Room

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Mountain View Room Deluxe Mountain View Room One Bedroom Cottage

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APOLLO BAY

Located directly across from glorious Louttit Bay and nestled between vibrant restaurants and boutiques, Cumberland Lorne Resort combines breathtaking views, friendly atmosphere, and the most luxurious Great Ocean Road accommodation available. With indulgent penthouses, as well as one and two-bedroom apartments available, Cumberland Lorne’s beachfront position provides the perfect setting for your next getaway.

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Royal Mail Hotel

Dunkeld’s historic Royal Mail Hotel is idyllically located at the base of Mount Sturgeon, at the entrance to the Grampians National Park. Set in extensive gardens, with stunning views of the Grampians Ranges this property offers award-winning accommodation, food & wine. Rooms range from spacious garden rooms through to more contemporary deluxe mountain view rooms & self-contained apartments.

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Springs Classic Room

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Bauer Room

Set in Victoria’s picturesque Daylesford and Macedon Ranges just over an hour from Melbourne, the stylish and serene Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa is a grand 1930’s guest house, transformed into a deluxe retreat with leafy gardens, stunning courtyards and 40 luxurious rooms to choose from. The multi award winning Mineral Spa is one of the great pleasures of your stay. Minimum 2 nights Fri & Sat night.

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Bass Room

$650 $750 $800

Terrace Room

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The award winning 4.5 star Flinders Hotel is a unique culinary destination. This boutique hotel offers guests a feeling of relaxed luxury with 40 spacious accommodation rooms, fabulous dining, premium conference facilities and a new cookery school located in a historical coastal village in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula wine and food region.

Set on a pristine property amid the renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region, an intoxicating vineyard acreage frames a luxury hotel, unique in both design & destination. A delicate interplay between the ideal and surreal, interiors are lavished with custom-made comforts, while floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces connect the room’s contemporary design with its country entwine.

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Centrally located, Phillip Island Apartments are just a stroll from local shops, restaurants, beaches and within easy travelling distance of the islands many attractions. Enjoy the spacious fully self-contained apartments and relax by the outdoor pool, spa before cooking up a storm at BBQ.

Set in the established heritage gardens of the historic & original Glen Isla homestead, this multi-award winning boutique country house B&B offers discerning travellers the very finest surroundings with purpose-architected & historic guest facilities. Close to the Phillip Island Nature Park & with a beachside location other attractions include swimming & surf beaches & wineries. Only 1½ hours drive from Melbourne.

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Captains at the Bay

B&B

Captain’s at the Bay is a contemporary B&B. Old is combined with new in an environment that is friendly and non intrusive, with great service. They offer superb accommodation with the advantage of being strolling distance from the foreshore, beach, restaurants, Visitor Information Centre and the busy shopping centre.

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$204 $264 $385

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Bridge Room B&B

$357 $357 $419

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Alkina Lodge

WATTLE HILL

B&B

Designed to create an exclusive and intimate experience, Alkina Lodge offers private luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road set amongst the native forest, just 20 minutes from the 12 Apostles. Each of the four bedroom lodges are fully self-contained & are fitted with the most luxurious of features; bespoke fireplaces & nespresso machines.

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Drift House

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Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

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Spa Dreaming Centre - Reserved for guests 16 years and over, the emphasis is on tranquil spaces, private pools and an array of pampering spa treatments to revitalise body, mind and spirit. Treatments include Australian Aboriginal-inspired kodo full body massages to facials, mud and salt wraps and ancient healing stone experiences.

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PHILLIP ISLAND NATURE PARK Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Victoria’s Wildlife Island features spectacular coastal scenery and amazing Australian wildlife. Experience an amazing, natural animal event at the nightly Penguin Parade, see seals up close on an EcoBoat tour, view koalas from treetop boardwalks, visit a Heritage Farm, and take a virtual Antarctic Journey.

Operated by Phillip Island Nature Park

12 Apostles, London Bridge & Bay of Islands 25 Min Scenic Flight

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Bath House - Experience over 20 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.

Experience a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in Australia. Perhaps a journey over the 12 Apostles, a flight to the Bay of Islands via London Bridge, or take in the beauty of the entire Shipwreck Coast all the way to Australia's oldest lighthouse at Cape Otway. 12 Apostles Helicopters offers the highest level of safety and service to make this a day you will never forget.

London Bridge & 12 Apostles 15 Min Scenic Flight

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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:

12 APOSTLES HELICOPTERS

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PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS

Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most recognised attractions, showcasing more than 200 species of Australian wildlife, only one hour from Melbourne. Get closer to Australia’s wildlife, featuring unique experiences with kangaroos, koalas and amazing birds of prey. Check on the progress of animals being cared for at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre. This is Australian flora and fauna at its best! For something a bit more special you can also choose to Wade with the Platypus where you step into the shallow water of the ‘platypus play pool’ and can play, frolic, tickle and feed the little platypus.

Operated by Zoos Victoria

B&B

This French provincial style property has a superb waterfront location overlooking a marina of yachts and just a short stroll to the beaches and a short drive to the magnificent Twelve Apostles. Featuring one suite and six individually decorated king rooms with amazing views. All have en-suites, televisions and bar fridge. Includes breakfast.

The ultimate accommodation in Port Fairy situated close to Port Fairy beach and Port Fairy restaurants. All suites have been appointed to a very high standard, with bespoke design and materials. They have a beautiful modern bathroom, kitchen facilities, a relaxing lounge area and the very special Drift House Maxi-bar along with free Wi-Fi. Put simply it is a place to stay, relax, celebrate, unwind, love, laugh, drift and help you find your luxury.

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TASMANIA Flinders Island

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Stanley

Smithton

Clarke Island

BASS STRAIT Wynyard

ROCKY CAPE NAT PARK

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Pipers River Beaconsfield District Tamar Valley

Ulverstone Sheffield

Corinna

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Bay of Fires Walk - Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania Credit: Tourism Australia, Anson Smart

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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 & nature lovers will be enthralled by the endless amounts of rare birds, abundant ocean life & unique wildlife. Tasmania offers inspirational experiences and you’ll never want to leave.

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

»» Drink and eat your way through the Tamar Valley

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

»» Explore the rugged peaks & mirrored lakes of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park

»» 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

»» Cruise down the Gordon River on the Lady Jane Franklin II on the rugged West Coast

»» Ride the Historic West Coast Wilderness Railway from Queenstown - Strahan »» Cruise Bruny Island’s spectacular coastline past sea stacks, caves and abundant wildlife


Port Arthur Historic Site. Credit: Tourism Tasmania

BEST OF TASMANIA - 10 day Self Drive from Hobart INCLUDES:

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet, TAS. Credit: Tourism Australia, Ian Butterworth

• 9 nights accommodation as shown • Mid-size rental car on an all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms • Breakfasts daily • Airport transfers on arrival & departure

TASTE OF TASMANIA - 6 day Self Drive from Launceston to Hobart

DAY 1: ARRIVE HOBART On arrival at Hobart airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. 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. Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor

DAY 2: DERWENT VALLEY, STRAHAN (299KM) (B) Collect your rental car this morning and 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. Stay: Strahan Village

DAY 3: ZEEHAN, CRADLE MOUNTAIN (160KM) (B)

INCLUDES: • 5 nights accommodation as shown • Mid-size rental car on an all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms • Breakfasts daily

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. Stay: Peppers Seaport Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 2: EXPLORE TAMAR VALLEY WINE REGION (B)

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. Stay: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge (2 nights)

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 4: EXPLORE CRADLE MOUNTAIN (B)

DAY 3&4: ON TO FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK (180KM) (B)

DAY 5: ON TO LAUNCESTON (138KM) (B)

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. Stay: Freycinet Lodge (2 nights)

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. Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

DAY 5: COLES BAY, HOBART (195KM) (B)

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 6&7: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK (180KM) (B) 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. A highlight of your visit here will be Wineglass Bay, a stunning curved bay of white sand and sparkling blue sea. Stay: Freycinet Lodge (2 nights)

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. Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor

DAY 6: DEPART HOBART ( B) At leisure until you return you car at Hobart airport in time for your onward flight.

DAY 8: COLES BAY, PORT ARTHUR (236KM) (B) 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. Stay: Port Authur Villas

DAY 9: TASMAN PENINSULA, HOBART (95KM) (B) This morning is free to enjoy the scenic Tasman Peninsula before returning to Hobart for some last minute sightseeing and shopping. Return your rental car on arrival. Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor

DAY 10: DEPART HOBART (B)

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At leisure until you are transferred to Hobart airport for your onward flight.

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Looking towards The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart. Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett

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Travelodge Hobart is as central as it gets with the city at your doorstep and a leisurely stroll to famous Battery Point, Salamanca Place and Hobart’s waterfront. Offering 112 newly refurbished rooms, the property also provides limited complimentary undercover parking, onsite restaurant & 24hr reception.

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Set amongst beautifully managed gardens with the convenience of Port Arthur Historic Site at a short walk away this property provides a welcoming place to spend a few nights taking in the sights of the Tasman Peninsula region. All villa units feature full kitchens and free wi-fi.

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Standing on Hobart’s waterfront, in a row of historic warehouses dating back from the early 1820’s, the Henry Jones is a former Jam factory and Australia’s first and only dedicated Art Hotel. All suites feature iPod docks, natural timber, original furnishings, lavish beds and either close views of the harbour or the stunning glass Atrium.

Ideally located on the Hobart waterfront, Somerset on the Pier is an award winning transformation of the early 1930s pier building, offering breathtaking views of the River Derwent & historic Sullivan’s Cove. 56 non-smoking, spacious serviced one and two bedroom residences are available. For comfort and convenience Somerset on the Pier has 24 hour reception, complimentary broadband internet & charge back with local restaurants.

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Overlooking the harbour & just moments away from the Salamanca markets, bars & cafes. The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart offers panoramic views over the Derwent River. Rooms offer superior comfort, space & facilities with 243 a/c rooms, TV & Wifi, indoor heated pool, restaurant, sauna, gym & parking.

Salamanca Terraces offers self contained & fully serviced accommodation located right on Salamanca Place in the picturesque and historic Sullivan’s Cove waterfront precinct of Hobart. Salamanca Terraces is operated by Lenna of Hobart situated directly opposite, which provides the added benefits of comprehensive hotel facilities including 24hr room service, bars, the award-winning “Alexander’s Restaurant” & more. Min 4 Night stay required.

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Freycinet lodge

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Uniquely located within the Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s East Coast - 2 hrs from Hobart or Launceston. Timber boardwalks link each of the 60 environmentally friendly comfortable & private cabin to the main Lodge, with 2 restaurants, lounge & bar, cosy log fire & expansive deck overlooking the water.

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Leisure Inn Penny Royal

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Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments is a heritage property featuring modern facilities and conveniently located within 10 minutes walking distance to the CBD. Close by is the newly opened Penny Royal Adventure, Cataract Gorge, the beautiful Tamar River. Enjoy spacious, modern and comfortable hotel suites and self-contained apartments, with free WiFi up to 250MB daily.

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Situated on the shores of Macquarie Harbour amid landscaped gardens, on the stunning West Coast of Tasmania, this heritage B&B offers 5 beautifully appointed ensuite rooms offering a unique experience of quality, service & hospitality. Step back in time at this grand federation mansion & relive the grandeur of a bygone era. Hearty breakfast included.

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Peppers Cradle Mountain is an iconic, unique wilderness experience and is the closest you can be to the entrance of the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Sample the warm hospitality in modern comfortable cabin style accommodation, with fine local food and wine, an award winning spa, breathtaking scenery & magnificent wilderness surrounds.

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Take a Full Day Tour from Hobart & spend a day on Bruny Island including a guided return bus tour, three hour cruise, morning tea & lunch. Robert Pennicott’s multi-award winning wilderness cruise takes you along Bruny Island’s rugged coast beneath some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs. You will enter deep sea caves and join in the search for wildlife such as seals, dolphins & sea birds. The custom built boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline & wildlife with covered open-air seating providing an excellent all round view & connection with the environment.

GRAND PORT ARTHUR WITH LUNCH 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) from Hobart at 08:15am (October to April) and 09:15am (May to September) - 5pm.

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WINE GLASS BAY CRUISES

Step back in history and climb aboard a majestic steam train at Queenstown Station. Journey deep into the heritage of the wild West Coast, where tales of resilience and triumph showcase the iconic local spirit. Discover how the Feud of the Irishmen helped shape the rugged and isolated region. The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a must do experience.

From deep within Tasmania’s World Heritage Area, the majestic Gordon River winds its way through the wilderness to reach its mouth in the broad expanse of Macquarie Harbour. You’ll discover the secret corners of the harbour & the lower reaches of the Gordon River, take a stroll into the rainforest, cruise past a working fish farm. Atrium Seating incl. Buffet Lunch & Tea & Coffee. Captains Premier Upper Deck also incl. snacks, beverages, a dedicated guide/steward & exclusive viewing deck.

Wineglass Bay, nestled underneath the Hazards Mountain range, is a location of primeval peace and beauty. Experience the tranquility from a truly unique perspective with award winning Wineglass Bay Cruises. Step aboard Schouten Passage II for an unforgettable 4 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, selected by the head chef at Freycinet Lodge.

Included in Wilderness Class: Balcony carriage, a glass of sparkling wine or juice on arrival, morning tea, light lunch, tea & coffee

Departs: Daily from the Strahan Activity Centre at 8.30am. During Peak Season (26 Dec - 31 Mar) an additional cruise departs at 2.45pm.

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

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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.

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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 worldfamous vineyards in the Barossa Valley

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»» 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, Barossa Valley, SA. Credit: Tourism Australia

Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island. Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

WINE LOVERS PARADISE - 4 Day Self Drive from Adelaide

4 DAY ADELAIDE HIGHLIGHTS

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DAY 1: ADELAIDE TO BAROSSA VALLEY (B)

• Taste the Barossa Full Day Tour

This morning collect your hire car and travel northwest from Adelaide on the Princess Highway to the Barossa Valley. Why not stop at the famous Jacob’s Creek visitor centre to take a tour and enjoy a wine tasting. On arrival at your accommodation, enjoy a complimentary bottle of Creed Wine & cheese platter. Stay: The Louise (2 nights)

DAY 2: AT LEISURE (B) With the Barossa Chateau located within your accommodation grounds you don’t need to go far for creed wines. There are also a number of cellar doors within minutes and plenty of vineyards surrounding! The resort is also home to 30,000 roses and 5 kilometers of walking trails, an arts & antiques gallery and you may even see kangaroos jumping through the vineyards!

DAY 3: CLARE VALLEY (90KM) (B) Continue north to the Clare Valley, a hidden gem of historic villages and wineries in a picturesque location famed for its wine and pioneering heritage. The great majority of wineries are small-scale boutique producers, some dating back to the 1850s. Your accommodation overlooks the lush fairways of Clare Golf course and the sparkling waters of Inchiquin Lake. Stay: The Clare Country Club

DAY 4: RETURN TO ADELAIDE (146KM) (B) Enjoy time for some last minute exploration before heading back to Adelaide where you return your hire car late afternoon.

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DAY 1: ADELAIDE Arrive into Adelaide and transfer to your hotel to settle-in. Explore the Central Markets in the afternoon & treat yourself to some of South Australia’s famous produce. Stay: Stamford Plaza (3 nights).

DAY 2: KANGAROO ISLAND Today you’ll get to experience the beautiful Kangaroo Island. An early morning pick up see’s you heading down to Cape Jervis through the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula before you board the ferry across to the island. Visit Seal Bay, Flinders Chase National Park – Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch as well as enjoying a 2 course lunch. Finish the day by seeing Kangaroo Island from the air on your flight back to Adelaide.

DAY 3: BAROSSA VALLEY Spend the day ‘tasting the Barossa’. On today’s tour you’ll find yourself experiencing some of the world’s best wines at 4 different wineries and sampling the amazing produce of the region, including the famous Peter Lehmann's Weighbridge Platter Lunch.

DAY 4: ADELAIDE Enjoy the morning to yourselves Transfer from the hotel to the airport to meet your next flight.

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Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island. Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

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This property is superbly situated in the heart of the city on Adelaide's key cultural boulevard, North Terrace, within walking distance of the Adelaide Oval, the Festival Centre, River Torrens, Adelaide's historic parklands, cinemas and boutique shopping. Enjoy luxury rooms, delicious cuisine at La Boca and TG’s or sample local wines in the Cascade Cocktail Lounge.

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Located in the heart of the ‘city of churches’, this cosmopolitan hotel provides 202 luxurious rooms and suites all featuring the very latest in-room facilities and services, all within easy walking distance of the Gouger Street Restaurant precinct, North Terrace and Rundle Mall. Facilities include a gymnasium, swimming pool, meeting rooms, The Glasshouse Restaurant and Lounge Bar 55.

Location is key, only 50 metres from the ever-vibrant Rundle Street with its huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping. Within 15 minutes’ walk you will find Rundle Mall, the Art Gallery and Museum, Adelaide Convention Centre, Central Markets or Adelaide Zoo. All 120 rooms feature modern bathrooms, king size beds, full mini-bar, 24-hour room service and in-room Wi-Fi.

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$189 $214

$209 $234

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Oaks Embassy

Hotel

Oaks Embassy is situated on North Terrace, just a short walk from the CBD, Sky City Casino and Rundle Mall shopping precinct. All apartments are fully self-contained with kitchen and laundry facilities and boast contemporary furnishings. Take some time out to enjoy our array of onsite leisure facilities such as our indoor heated lap pool, sauna, spa and fully equipped gymnasium.

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$226 $308

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Yacca Lookout, Skytrek Willow Springs Station, SA Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

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Hilton Hotel Adelaide

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$215 $235 $286 $315

$272 $292 $343 $373

Stamford Grand Adelaide

Hotel

City View VALUE ADD: Stay 3 nights & receive complimentary buffet breakfast for 2 pax. Valid: Apr – Sep 18. Excluding special events.

Ocean View Junior Suite

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$187 $256 $256

$255 $323 $324

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$191

$240

Deluxe Room

$238

$287

Deluxe Room Plus

$284

$334

Executive Room

$338

$387

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InterContinental Adelaide Hotel

Stamford Grand Adelaide is located in South Australia’s premier beach district boasting panoramic views of the ocean, city and Adelaide Hills. The hotel is located on absolute beachfront in Glenelg. This vibrant seaside shopping precinct reflects the casual lifestyle and relaxing atmosphere of life by the sea. The hotel is only 20 minutes from the city and 10 minutes from the airport.

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Overlooking Victoria Square, Hilton Adelaide is set in the heart of the city’s entertainment, shopping and dining precincts. The Central Market, Chinatown and Gouger Street are minutes away. After a busy day unwind in the gym or heated outdoor pool. Experience the Coal Cellar & Grill, before retreating to a stylish room with all you need for a relaxing stay.

Style, elegance and a touch of glamour comes to Adelaide with the city's newest five star boutique hotel. The Mayfair Hotel is located right in the heart of the city in the heritage-listed, beautifully renovated Colonial Mutual Life building. Offering luxury accommodation, contemporary dining and premium hotel facilities, the hotel also showcases the very best of South Australia, including innovative food and wine and quality locally made products and furnishings.

Hotel

Located beside the banks of the Torrens River, adjacent to the Adelaide Convention Centre, Casino & directly opposite Adelaide Oval, the InterContinental Adelaide is only a short walk from the North Terrace, home to many attractions including the Parliament House, botanical gardens, the Art Gallery of South Australia. 367 spacious well equipped guest rooms & suites offer expansive views of the city.

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$336 $382 $494

NORTH ADELAIDE HERITAGE GROUP

The NORTH ADELAIDE HERITAGE GROUP est. by Rodney & Regina Twiss in 1989 consists of 18 unique & beautiful heritage self contained, luxury properties situated in Adelaide's most prestigious city precinct North Adelaide offering the premium Australian Boutique Hotel & B&B experience. All properties are spacious with romantic bedrooms, beautiful drawing rooms, well equipped kitchens & furnished with Australian antiques. All properties offer a full compliment of breakfast & room service options as well as a complimentary shuttle bus 7 days a week with use of the world’s first solar electric bus!

THE BISHOP’S GARDEN

PAPRIKA COTTAGE

A 1890’s Adelaidian Villa formerly the Bishop of Adelaide’s Residence, this spacious 5 star luxurious apt has a newly created open plan living room, state of the art kitchen & dining room with glass French doors & windows overlooking the sunlit & floodlit private garden.

Set in the gardens of Buxton Manor this is a beautiful little arts & crafts cottage. Offers 2 bedrooms (1 queen bedroom, 1 double bedroom), lounge room, carrera marble kitchen & king size spa bathroom. Features exposed Oregon rafters, slate floors & cottage furniture.

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$328

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BUXTON MANOR

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Choose from 5 beautifully restored heritage-listed, separate selfcontained stone cottages. Enjoy spa suites or two bedroom cottages with modern, fully-equipped kitchens, private courtyards, gardens or open fires.

A stunning 1909 restored Country Manor on half a city acre of surrounding gardens. Includes four separate, lavish self-contained spacious suites. The Arts and Crafts Historic Mansion offers 1, 2, or 3 bedroom spacious apartments.

Fire Station Inn c1866, was originally Adelaide’s first Fire Station & has now been converted into unique & luxurious spa accomm. featuring the world famous Fire Engine Spa Suite; the Romantic Loggia Spa Suite and the entire second floor is dedicated to a Penthouse Spa Apartment.

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$451

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$328

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Kangaroo Island. Credit: SA Tourism Commission

TASTE THE BAROSSA

KANGAROO ISLAND HIGHLIGHTS

FLEURIEU EXPLORER

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.

Depart Adelaide this morning early for a scenic coach trip to Cape Jervis to connect with SeaLink’s ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Kangaroo Island or travel via air to Kingscote Airport. On arrival onto Kangaroo Island enjoy the scenic drive to the Seal Bay Conservation Park where you can walk on the beach among a colony of rare and wild Australian Sea Lions with a National Parks Ranger. Head to Vivonne. Bay for a two course lunch, then spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park, renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas.

Explore the magnificent Fleurieu Peninsula! This is an exclusive and exciting one-day adventure only 40 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD. It introduces you to the hidden delights of a spectacular wine and food province set in a pristine pocket of South Australian bushland and coast. We drive off the tourist routes in a custom-built 4WD vehicle to discover exclusive locations made accessible to tour guide and passionate Fleurieu local Ben Neville. This exhilarating off-road adventure embraces sprawling vineyards with a dramatic backdrop of rolling hills, local flora and fauna, a spectacular beach drive and a glimpse into indigenous history. It includes a relaxed, midmorning refreshment stop of handmade cheese and local wines and a specially-prepared outdoor lunch experience followed by a visit to the world-acclaimed McLaren Vale wine region and a wine tasting at a respected family vineyard. Throughout the tour Ben shares his knowledge of and passion for the region, stopping at intervals to allow you to soak in breathtaking views of rocky headlands, the Great Southern Ocean and Kangaroo Island. Daily: 9.30 - 5.30pm.

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.

The tour of the park will take you to the rugged southern coastline for a walk on Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch where New Zealand fur seals that can be seen resting, swimming and playing in the waves or on the rocks. Return to Penneshaw or Kingscote Airport for the return journey to Adelaide. Includes: Return hotel transfers from select Adelaide accommodation, return transport to Kangaroo Island, 2 Course lunch and touring as indicated. Departs Adelaide: daily from 6.45am, Return time dependent on transportation option. Note: Ferry & Tours do not operate on 25 Dec.

Operated by Sealink Cruise/Cruise

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$139

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$296 $482 $691

$188 $406 $647

Remarkable Rocks. Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

Operated by Off Piste 4WD Tours Fleurieu Explorer

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$359

Seal Bay Conservation Park. Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

2 DAY KANGAROO ISLAND IN STYLE Day 1 - Once you arrive on the island to start your journey you will join the signature Island Life tour that blends a range of wildlife experiences with an elegant barbeque at a private lunch site out in the bush. At Lathami Conservation Park walk quietly through the bush with your guide - what makes that noise, who’s tracks are those, and who left THAT little pile there? Look for wallabies which are almost extinct on the mainland, and a kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island. At Seal Bay Conservation Park walk with your guide among Australian sealions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing, or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology. The remainder of the afternoon is spent exploring more of the south east region of the Island with destinations and experiences chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities before being dropped to your accommodation for the evening.

a wide array of wildlife species such as kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and many birds including rare Cape Barren Geese. In addition to the wildlife habitat the park also protects important geological features and cultural heritage sites. At Cape du Couedic visit a fur seal colony which now number over 50,000 after being decimated by hunting in the early 1800’s. These animals can be observed at rest on the rocks or frolicking in the surf under Admirals Arch - a spectacular coastal grotto. Then one of the highlights of your trip, see the Remarkable Rocks, huge natural granite sculptures, have been carved by relentless winds, rain and salt from the Southern Ocean. The end result looks like a meeting of the minds of Henri Moore and Salvador Dali! Inclusions: Two full days of personalized touring, Dinner, bed and breakfast., Airport transfers on the Island and return airfares from Adelaide Airport.

Day 2 - This morning your tour will focus on Flinders Chase National Park. Explore some of Kangaroo Islands highlights and lesser known backtracks. It is home to

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Aurora Ozone Hotel

Hotel

KANGAROO ISLAND

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

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Barossa Shiraz Estate

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The Louise

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The Louise offers absolute luxury & inspired design with private spaces & breathtaking vineyard views. The Appellation restaurant is one of Australia’s finest dining destinations; where fresh, local ingredients & exceptional service will ensure a memorable dining experience. All suites feature king size beds, flat screen TV/DVD, Bose iPod stations & Wifi. Easy 1hr drive from Adelaide.

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Desert Cave Hotel

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Barossa Shiraz Estate offers luxury vineyard accommodation in a beautiful location with sweeping views over vineyards and Barossa ranges. They are tranquil, private and fully self-contained cottages with elegant furnishings. Enjoy our rural setting yet minutes away from Lyndoch conveniences. Visit wineries close by and dine in a choice of fine restaurants within 2 km.

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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat is the only accommodation complex adjacent to the entrance of the Flinders Chase National Park - the most popular destination on the Island. The retreat works in harmony with its surroundings through a unique mix of ecofriendly features, exclusive guest facilities, pristine accommodation and a superb licensed restaurant.

Aurora Ozone is located on the beautiful foreshore at Kingscote – the main town on Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the extensive menu made up of local produce & seafood as well as the panoramic views over Nepean Bay while dining at the bistro restaurant. The property features a mixture of Hotel Rooms, Townhouses & Apartments.

FLINDERS RANGES

Rawnsley Park Station

Self Contained

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.

Located 850km north of Adelaide and 680km south of Alice Springs, Coober Pedy is famous for its opal mining. This 50 room hotel includes 19 underground and 31 above ground. Relax in your dugout style room of natural sandstone, where the temperature is naturally controlled by the earth, or stay aboveground with air conditioning. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities.

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$210 $430 $235 $470

One Bedroom Holiday Unit

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Wilpena Pound Resort

Resort

Wilpena Pound Resort is located within the iconic IkaraFlinders Ranges National Park, in South Australia.This extraordinary landscape is 800 million years old and has been home to Adnyamathanha people for tens of thousands of years. Guests enjoy genuine outback hospitality with 60 air-conditioned rooms, 15 luxury Safari Tents, and a picturesque campground set among towering red river gums. The property is home to native wildlife including kangaroos, emus and wedge-tail eagles. A ‘must do’ is a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, or a 4WD tour of the surrounding gorges, and an Aboriginal Cultural Walk.

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Half Day Time Travel & Gorgeous Gorges 4WD Tour Sunset Spectacular Tour

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Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges National Park, SA. Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

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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.

NORTHERN TERRITORY | INTRODUCTION

Aboriginal Dance - Barunga Festival. Credit: Tourism NT

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

»» 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Opened in March 2009 and located in Darwin’s Waterfront, on the fringe of Darwin CBD - perfectly positioned to explore Darwin’s newest restaurants, boutique shops and seafront promenade. 120 stylish guest rooms with air conditioning, tea & coffee facilities. Guest facilities include 24 hour reception, Pool, restaurant & bar.

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Mantra on the Esplanade

Self Contained

Overlooking Darwin Harbour and within short walking distance of the CBD. This beautiful hotel offers 64 hotel rooms plus 140 apartments with private balconies, restaurant and bar, 24 hour reception, 24 hour room service, concierge, outdoor pool and spa and beauty salon.

Set among tropical beachside gardens, SKYCITY offers Darwin’s premium hotel. Located just moments from the CBD. Relax in the pool, laze on our private white sand beach, then make the most of our 24-hour entertainment choices. There are 7 bars and a 24hour casino. Other amenities include 3 outdoor pools, a sauna, a fitness room and a day spa.

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Vibe Hotel Darwin

DARWIN

An inner city oasis designed around the resort-style swimming pools and waterfall, the hotel has a tropical feel while offering excellent leisure & dining facilities. Providing 192 guest rooms with tea & coffee making facilities & 32 self contained townhouses, all accommodation is air-conditioned.

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Overlooking the famous Darwin Esplanade and offering stunning ocean views, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin is within walking distance of all major corporations and government offices in the city, the Darwin Convention Centre, Bicentennial Park and bustling downtown Darwin and Smith Street Mall. The hotel is also close to many Darwin shopping, dining and leisure options, including a nearby golf course and is only a 15 minute drive to Darwin Airport.

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Darwin Wave Lagoon. Credit: Peter Eve/Tourism NT Hotel Room, Studio & One Bedroom Apartments are based on 2 people sharing. 2 Bedroom Apartments 1-4 People unless stated otherwise. Australian Dollar Rates may be subject to surcharges & minimum night stays during special events.

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KAKADU NATIONAL PARK DAY TOUR Experience the magnificence of Kakadu National Park, in the beauty of a small group. Upon entering the Park we make our way to Ubirr Rock, where your Guide will lead and interpret for you, as we walk through the Ancient rock art galleries, home to some of the oldest rock art in the world. We’ll make our way up to the Nadab lookout, which provides us with an amazing view over the top of Ubirr Rock and across the Nadab floodplains, in the direction of Arnhem Land. Another fantastic Territory Experience awaits us as we head to the East Alligator River to join the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, for an interactive, informative, yet tranquil Tour. This is a chance to learn about the area, history and culture, through the eyes of the Traditional Owners. There is a stop during the Cruise, where you will get the chance to step out into Arnhem Land and see for yourself the beautiful expanse of its unique terrain. After this full, yet relaxed day, your Offroad Dreaming Guide will drop you back to your Darwin Accommodation. Departs: Tues, Thurs & Sat. Operated by Offroad Dreaming

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Child (15yrs & under)

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5 DAY KAKADU, ARNHEM LAND & COBURG 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 Coburg Peninsula for your clifftop camp and views over Port Essington. Day 3: Awake to the sound of the birds and enjoy a ‘Coburg-style’ breakfast. Spend the morning exploring the NT’s largest marine park by boat with plenty to see; turtles, dolphins, sharks, crocodiles & more. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure around the camp in a hammock or try your hand at fishing. Day 4: Today explore the eastern side of Kakadu by 4WD with its paperbark swamps & billabongs. Take the opportunity to go hunting for mud crabs using traditional methods and learn how to prepare local delicacies. Day 5: This morning depart early to make your way to the East Alligator River for lunch on the banks. Then visit Ubirr Rock with spectacular wetland views before its time to head back towards Darwin via Mamukala Wetlands. Departs: Monday/Friday (May to Oct) Operated by Venture North

Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park

Superior

$3,490

5 Day Kakadu, Arnhem Land & Coburg Peninsula

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. Operated by AAT Kings

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3 DAY KAKADU & LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARKS Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, passing major river systems and wetland regions, into Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong Cruise. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries. Optional add-on: Kakadu Scenic Flight. Day 2: Guluyambi Cultural Cruise – Darwin This morning stop at Ubirr with a short walk to view Aboriginal rock art. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles. You’ll have an Aboriginal guide with you and with the special permission of the local people, you’ll be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park

LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK DAY TOUR We follow the Stuart Highway via the township of Batchelor to Litchfield National Park where we will visit the main falls. First stop is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also the chance for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below. 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: Daily 7.15am – 6.00pm. Operated by AAT Kings

Tour D5

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Adult

Child (15yrs & under)

$185

$93

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Day 3: Darwin - Litchfield National Park – Farewell Darwin Follow the Stuart Highway to Litchfield National Park. View Florence Falls before making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below with an opportunity to swim. Visit Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole below. Venture to Wangi Falls for another opportunity for a swim. You’ll stop for a picnic lunch. A great day also for taking many interesting photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. Return to Darwin, arriving early evening, where your short break concludes. Departs: Sun & Wed 3 Dec - 31 Mar Operated by AAT Kings

Tour DK48

Adult

Child (15yrs & under)

$1,045

$836


KAKADU’S ANCIENT SECRETS – 5 DAY INSPIRING JOURNEY Day 1: Darwin – Mary River. Meet your local Driver Guide and board your luxury 4WD vehicle to begin a journey of discovery in the Top End. Travel across the Finniss River to Litchfield National Park. You'll enjoy a swim to cool off at tumbling Florence Falls and you'll also visit Wangi Falls, surrounded by tropical monsoon rainforest and hear about its importance in Aboriginal custom. Late-afternoon you'll arrive at Wildman Wilderness Lodge, where you’ll stay in private permanent safari tents. The lodge is the definition of ‘outback luxury’. Enjoy a beverage while the sun sets over the floodplains and after dinner maybe sit back with a nightcap by the fire pit. Day 2: Mary River – Kakadu. Head out to Corroboree Billabong to enjoy a wonderful wildlife cruise. You’ll join a local guide on a safari style boat to see a myriad of different bird species, spot estuarine crocodiles and simply enjoy the stunning Mary River floodplains system. Next stop is Australia’s largest National Park – Kakadu. World Heritage listed as both a cultural and natural sanctuary, Kakadu National Park is an Australian icon. Visit park headquarters, Bowali Visitors Centre then check in to your hotel where the buildings are shaped to represent a crocodile – the region’s most famous resident! Join your Driver Guide on a sun set walk at Ubirr rock art site. You'll see ancient rock art and take a walk to discover remarkable views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments from the fantastic

vantage point, Nadab lookout. Return to your hotel for a delicious dinner. Day 3: Kakadu – Nitmiluk National Park. This morning you’ll visit Nourlangie to see its fascinating Aboriginal rock art for yourself. Later you’ll veer off the sealed road and onto a gravel track for a scenic cross-country journey to Gunlom Falls. You'll have time to take a hike to the top of the falls for a splash in picturesque natural plunge pool where you’re awarded with spectacular views over the National Park. This afternoon you continue through Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park. Indulge in five-star luxury at Cicada Lodge, a stunning architect designed eco-lodge surrounded by nature, where each room has a private balcony that opens to the glories of Nitmiluk National Park. Day 4: Katherine. Today meet Manual Pamkal who will welcome you with a traditional tune on the didgeridoo. Manual was born and raised immersed in his rich traditional culture. He’ll share with you stories of growing

Operated by AAT Kings

Day 5: Katherine – Darwin. This morning, either have a lay in or take the opportunity to grab a canoe for a paddle on the river (seasonal). Travel north along the Stuart Highway stopping at Edith Falls along the way for a relaxing dip. Continue to Adelaide River War Cemetery. Your Inspiring Journey concludes on arrival in Darwin. Adult

Tour MNDD | Per person twin share

Ubirr Sunset, Kakadu National Park Credit: NT Tourism

up in the bush and teach you the fine art of rarrk painting using a special brush from a reed called Julk. Call up the inner artist within you and paint your own masterpiece to take home! Journey to Mataranka for a swim in the relaxing natural spring fed thermal pool. The pool is said to have the power to soothe your aches and pains and bubbles up at a fairly constant 34 degrees. This evening, relax on a special dinner cruise along Katherine River. You’ll marvel at the gorges while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance during the candle-lit three course dinner cook on board your boat.

$3,050

Maguk, Kakadu National Park Credit: NT Tourism

TOP END 6 DAY SELF DRIVE ITINERARY TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE – DRIVE FROM DARWIN TO KATHERINE VIA KAKADU NATIONAL PARK ALONG NATURE’S WAY. THE 550-KM DRIVE CAN BE DONE AS A ONE-WAY TRIP OR A LONGER LOOP BACK TO THE CAPITAL. Day 1: Darwin - Today is free day to explore Australia’s tropical capital city, Darwin. Darwin’s climate sets the scene for a variety of unique outdoor experiences and activities thanks to its balmy weather and the friendly, easy going attitude of locals. Ride the swell at the wave pool, eyeball a croc in the ‘cage of death’, or do as the locals and enjoy one of Darwin’s famous Asian inspired markets. Overnight: Darwin Day 2: Darwin – Kakadu (250kms) - The rare and unspoiled beauty of Kakadu National Park is only a 3-hour drive from Darwin. Drive along the Arnhem Highway stopping at the Adelaide River for a jumping crocodile cruise. Continue on your journey and head to Ubirr in the East Alligator region of Kakadu National Park for a spectacular sunset over the surrounding floodplains and escarpments. Day 3: Kakadu - Kakadu is a World Heritage listed site and Australia’s largest national park, explore and cruise its waterways to see crocs and birdlife, walk through ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, or join a guided tour. This morning, head towards the indigenous rock art site of Nourlangie (Burrungi). The Nourlangie art site is located in an outlying formation of the Arnhem Land escarpment. Make your way towards your accommodation at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu beside Yellow Water Billabong and stop at Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The centre's large display, developed by Kakadu's Aboriginal owners, provides detailed information about Aboriginal culture in Kakadu. After checking into your accommodation, enjoy a sunset Yellow Water Cruise where crocodiles and birds are seen on the flood plain amongst Paperbark, Pandanus and Fresh Water Mangroves or view the sunset while flying over some of Kakadu’s amazing wetlands on a scenic or helicopter flight. Day 4: Kakadu – Katherine (300kms) - Continue to the southern end of Kakadu National Park to Gunlom Falls.

At the top of Gunlom, take a relaxing and well-deserved dip in the crystal clear pools. Or one of Kakadu's lesser known plunge pools and waterfalls, Maguk, is truly a gem for all to experience. Located an hour's drive south from Cooinda, make the 1km journey through lush monsoon forest to discover a pristine waterfall and the enticing plunge pool. Afterwards, head south along Stuart Highway to Pine Creek, a small town that experienced a rush for gold in 1871. A further 90km down the road is Katherine, the gateway to six national parks and over 10 nature parks, reserves and conservation areas, including Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park). Nitmiluk National Park is only a short 30km drive from Katherine where you can stay in style overnight at Cicada Lodge. Day 5: Katherine – Darwin - There are many ways to experience the spectacular Nitmiluk National Park (Nitmiluk Gorge) and its world-renowned gorge system - you can walk, swim, canoe, boat or fly. Take the morning to discover the history, beauty and culture of one of Australia's most spectacular destinations. Make your way back to Katherine, stopping at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery for a genuine Aboriginal Cultural Experience or visit Katherine School of the Air, the largest classroom in the world! Travel back to Darwin this afternoon. Day 6: Litchfield National Park or Tiwi Islands Day Trip - Darwin is a great base for day trips to Litchfield National Park or the Tiwi Islands. Litchfield National Park is renowned for its accessible, unspoiled wilderness of monsoon rainforests and waterfalls that flow year round. Approximately 90 minutes from Darwin, swim in the plunge pool below the permanent spring-fed Florence Falls or wade through the rocky pools at Buley Rockhole. Alternatively, take a trip across the water from Darwin to discover the beautiful Tiwi Islands and find out why they are nicknamed the 'Island of Smiles'. The Tiwi Islands are situated 100 kilometres to the north of Darwin and are popular for their Aboriginal culture, tropical island scenery and blue-water fishing. Per Person twin share from

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Bamurru Plains

MARY RIVER

Luxury Lodge

Bamurru Plains is located just to the west of Kakadu National Park on the Mary River floodplains. A profusion of bird and wildlife are on the doorstep of a unique bush lodge that exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and brings a touch of style to the discovery of a remote and beautiful wilderness. With herds of buffalo, the highest density of saltwater crocodiles in Australia and prolific birdlife, Bamurru is one of Australia’s great wildlife spectacles. With just 10 safari bungalows and a team of expert field guides, Bamurru Plains offers a select few guests the chance to immerse themselves in the story of the bush, while also enjoying the ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ touches. There is no internet access, no television or mobile phone coverage – a rare opportunity to ‘unplug’ and truly escape to your immediate environment.

ULTIMATE WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE PACKAGE Make the most out of your time at Bamurru Plains and would like guided safaris included. Inclusions: Accommodation in a safari bungalow or Kingfisher Suite with eco-friendly ensuite, chef prepared meals and beverages from a select open bar as well as daily guided wilderness safaris which may include airboat excursions, open-top 4WD safaris, river cruises, quad bike adventures, wilderness walks and wildlife viewing, subject to weather conditions.

Per Room From

May - Oct 18

$1,090 $1,420

Safari Bungalow Kingfisher Suites

Cicada Lodge & Nitmiluk Tours

KAKADU

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.

Operated by Nitmiluk Tours

Timeless Land 3 Gorge Cruise Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise Three Gorge Scenic Flight

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Per person

$134 $170 $126

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.

Lodge

ACTIVITIES

Timeless Land 3 Gorge Cruise - Prepare for a truly memorable experience as you travel through time and the 3 gorges of Nitmiluk Gorge. Marvel at the sheer rock face walls as the scenery becomes more striking as you head further into the Gorge. Freshen up with a swim and light refreshments before you return back to the Nitmiluk Boat Jetty. Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise - Sit back and relax as the tranquil surroundings transport you into a spiritual world of the Jawoyn culture and history. Discover the stories and ways of the Jawoyn people against the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge, changing colour with the setting sun. Tour includes a three course candle light dinner, featuring fresh, local Australian produce cooked on board, a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, tea and coffee. Cash bar available. Three Gorge Scenic Flight - 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.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - May 18

01 Jun 18 - Aug 18

01 Sep 18 - Mar 19

Lodge Room B&B

$513

$616

$513

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Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Credit: Steve Strike/Tourism NT

ALICE SPRINGS

Desert Palms Resort

Hotel

Situated on the Todd River & only five minutes from town, Desert Palms Resort is an oasis in the outback offering individual studio villa accommodation, set around a crystal clear free-form pool with island, waterfall & surrounded by tropical gardens. All villas are airconditioned & include bougainvillea-covered verandahs, private en suites & kitchenette facilities. There is a small shop, guest laundry & BBQ area onsite, along with secure gated off street parking.

Per Room From

$140 $14

Standard Villa Extra Person

ALICE SPRINGS

THE RED CENTRE

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Crowne Plaza Lassiters

Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton

ALICE SPRINGS

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 30 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 28 Feb 19

01 Mar 19 31 Mar 19

$165 $206 $280

$146 $186 $260

$166 $206 $280

Deluxe Room Premium Room Suite Room

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. Departs: Daily from 2pm - 6pm.

Tour A3

Per Room From Guest Room Guest Room with View Junior Suite

01 Apr - 30 Nov 18

01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

$158 $184 $224

$147 $174 $214

HOT AIR BALLOONING

A TOWN LIKE ALICE

Operated by AAT Kings

Hotel

All of our spacious guest rooms and suites offer mountain views, generous work surfaces, luxurious bedding and high-speed internet access. Work out in the 24-hour fitness center, improve your serve on one of two tennis courts, swim in the heated outdoor pool overlooking the lush garden landscape or play a round on the 18-hole golf course located just next door.

Nestled under the MacDonnell Ranges and ideally just a few minutes from Alice Springs CBD, this is an ideal place to base yourself. The hotel has a range of quality rooms to suit all tastes and you will find a variety of facilities onsite to enjoy your stay; resort pool, spa and fitness centre as well as fabulous food & beverage options.

Adult

Child (15yrs & under)

$110

$55

xperience 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 champagne & tropical fruit juice accompanied by a selection of muesli biscuits, exotic slices, cheese & fresh fruit, served at a desert campsite to complete the morning’s experience before you are returned to your accommodation. Note: AUD$25 Aviation levy is payable direct. Operated by Outback Ballooning

30 Minute Flight 60 Minute Flight

Adult

Child (6-16yrs)

$265 $360

$212 $288

PALM VALLEY 4WD SAFARI 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).

Travel south through the MacDonnell and James Ranges. Your Driver Guide will provide comprehensive commentary of your surrounds. Visit a camel farm where there is time to take a short camel ride (own expense). Later you will have the opportunity to purchase morning tea and locally made Aboriginal art at Mt. Ebenezer Roadhouse. View majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.

Departs: Daily 8am (Jun - Oct) & Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun 7.30am (Nov - May).

Departs: Daily at 7.30am, arrives Ayers Rock Resort approximately 1pm.

Operated by AAT Kings

Tour A5

Adult

Child (15yrs & under)

$169

$85

ALICE SPRINGS TO AYERS ROCK RESORT

Operated by AAT Kings

Tour A6

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Child (15yrs & under)

$180

$90

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AYERS ROCK

VOYAGES

Voyages Sails in the Desert

Hotel

AYERS ROCK RESORT

Voyages Ayers Rock Resort lies at the gateway to the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in Australia's Red Centre. Given its remote location, a Resort of world-class standards is possibly something guests might not have expected to find ‘in the middle of nowhere’. Here, guests can immerse themselves in the natural and cultural landscapes of one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders.

Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel

AYERS ROCK

Hotel

A comfortable 4 ½ star hotel at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel is set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs. Centrally located to all resort and touring facilities, the hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Rock views. You can also relax in the comfort of your private balcony or courtyard, or unwind near the pool over cocktails. Once the sun sets, you can try some Australian native delicacies at the hotel’s bar or restaurant, there are 15 dining experiences available throughout the Resort.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 31 May 18

01 Jun 18 - 30 Nov 18

01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

Garden View Room

$480 $544 $598

$555 $619 $694

$480 $544 $598

Deluxe Room Deluxe Rock View

Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge

AYERS ROCK

Hotel / Lodge

If you are looking for traditional Aussie hospitality, you will find it at the Outback Pioneer Hotel. You can choose between 3½-star hotel or 2-star budget accommodation, from comfortable, affordable hotel rooms and budget rooms, through to hostel-style dormitories. Taste Australia’s pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ. Swap stories of your day's adventures, or sing along with the nightly entertainment. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant over a buffet dinner.

Per Room From Standard Room

88

01 Apr 18 - 31 May 18

01 Jun 18 - 30 Nov 18

01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

$374

$406

$374

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In Australia’s Red Centre, the five star Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. Against a canvas of neutral tones and textures, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert’s modern design. Discover the passion behind Aboriginal art at Sails in the Desert’s Mulgara Gallery. Then be lulled into complete relaxation by one of the Red Ochre Spa’s package treatments. Sails in the Desert hotel features an expansive gumtree lined heated swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar. Choose Sails in the Desert for an outback holiday with a unique style and modern luxury.

Per Room From Superior Room Terrace Room Deluxe Suite

AYERS ROCK

01 Apr 18 - 31 May 18

01 Jun 18 - 30 Nov 18

01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

$592 $704 $1,024

$704 $832 $1,152

$592 $704 $1,024

Voyages Emu Walk Apartments

Apartments

These are comfortable 4 star, fully-serviced apartments at Ayers Rock Resort. Sheltered behind gardens of native trees and forming a walkway through the heart of the Resort, is an avenue of terraced apartments. Spacious, well-equipped and self-contained, Emu Walk Apartments can cater for up to six people - ideal if you’re holidaying with family or friends, or if you are planning an extended stay. Emu Walk Apartments provide everything you need to cook up a storm. But if you're not in the mood for cooking, choose from the many dining experiences throughout the Resort.

Per Room From One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment Extra Person

AYERS ROCK

01 Apr 18 - 31 May 18

01 Jun 18 - 30 Nov 18

01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

$502 $630 $64

$587 $779 $64

$502 $630 $64

Voyages The Lost Camel Hotel

Hotel / Lodge

The Lost Camel features contemporary, studio-style accommodation decorated in bright colours and crisp, clean whites. Furnished in a stylish mix of Aboriginal and urban themes, The Lost Camel brings a fresh, exciting feel to the Resort. The compact modern studio-style rooms feature a King-zipper bed, air-conditioning/heating, tea/coffee making facilities, in-room safe, TV, mini-fridge and a bathroom with separate shower, toilet and open-plan vanity. Soak up the sun by the hotel’s central swimming pool, browse the shops in the adjacent Resort Town Square or take part in the many free daily guest activities on offer. While there are no restaurant facilities at this property, a number of dining options are located just outside the Hotel within the Resort Town Square and guests can also choose to dine at any of the restaurants and bars across the Resort, with room-charge facilities.

Per Room From Standard Room

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01 Jun 18 - 30 Nov 18

01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

$480

$416

Hotel Room, Studio & One Bedroom Apartments are based on 2 people sharing. 2 Bedroom Apartments 1-4 People unless stated otherwise. Australian Dollar Rates may be subject to surcharges & minimum night stays during special events.


FORK & VIEW Join your professional guides and on-board chef on this exclusive evening tour in the World-Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Enjoy a delicious three-course progressive dinner served at different locations around the base of Uluru on the upper deck of the Uluru Fork and View. You will be served sparkling wine and hot canapés at sunset, main course and beverages served just after dusk at the base of Uluru and dessert served with the backdrop of Uluru silhouetted against a starry desert night sky. This journey embraces the outback pioneering history of this region in its commentary, menu and presentation. After an enjoyable relaxed outdoor dining experience, we will return you to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort. Departs: 1 ½ hours before Sunset, Wed/ Fri/ Sun Operated by Fork & View/ SEIT

This package combines the best of both icons with the flexibility of undertaking the tours on the same day or split over two days. To begin the day be captivated by a truly spiritual sunrise over the Kata Tjuta rock formations before spending some time viewing the 36 domes from above and then walking amongst them in Walpa Gorge. A relaxed picnic breakfast gives you time to take it all in. In contrast to the morning tour you will then find yourself admiring the immensity of Uluru and its many moods at sunset with a glass of sparkling in hand. Operated by SEIT Outback Australia

Per Person

$250

Outback Explorers Dinner

KATA TJUTA SUNRISE & ULURU SUNSET

Tour Y50

As you start your sunrise trek around the 14 kilometre base trail of Uluru you will embrace the culture, geology and environment that is the essence of this amazing monolith. Along 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.

Outback Explorers Dinner

Child (15yrs & under)

$323

$255

SOUNDS OF SILENCE DINNER

SEIT ULURU TREK

Operated by SEIT Outback Australia

Adult

Adult

Child (15yrs & under)

$169

$135

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. Operated by Voyages Sounds of Silence Dinner

Adult

Child (15yrs & under)

$224

$112

ULURU CAMEL TOURS

MT CONNER 4WD OUTBACK ADVENTURE

CAMEL TO SUNRISE - Watch the desert come to life & 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.

SEIT Outback Australia offers a unique and exclusive experience to Mt Conner, located 100Km east of Uluru on a private cattle station. This is the quintessential Aussie Outback experience. Absorb the ambiance of the Red Centre without the crowds as we venture into an extraordinary environment by 4WD. Spot red kangaroos and discover an ancient inland salt lake, learning about the European history of the region along the way. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine whilst watching the spectacular changing colours of sunset over Mt Conner before returning to relish a three-course outback dinner prepared by the cook at Curtin Springs Station.

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. Operated by Uluru Camel Tours

Per Person

Camel to Sunrise/Camel to Sunset

$144

ULURU & KATA TJUTA SCENIC FLIGHT 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. Operated by Ayers Rock Scenic Flights Tour ARO

Per Person

Operated by SEIT Outback Australia

Per Person

$256

Mt Conner 4WD Outback Adventure

$280

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Kings Canyon Resort

WATARRKA NATIONAL PARK

Follow the call of the untamed Never Never to a place you’ll never, ever forget. Between the ancient beauty of Alice Springs and iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock), discover the spellbinding scenery and jaw-dropping experience of the Australian outback at Kings Canyon. Holiday in the heart of Watarrka National Park, where the unspoiled bush and red rock canyons of The Red Centre create an unforgettable outback adventure. Bring your sense of wonder, your family or friends, and discover a private audience with an ancient land, all on your own terms. Kings Canyon Hotel is an oasis in the outback for travellers looking to explore the Red Centre from a well- appointed base camp, complete with pampering amenities and activities for the whole family.

Per Room From

ACTIVITY

Under a Desert Moon - Imagine the romance of a table for two in a wilderness setting under a canopy of the Southern Night sky. The only light comes from the moon and the flickering glow of the fire. The only sound is soft music intertwined with the whispering of the breeze through the Desert Oak trees and the crackling flames. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapes followed by a five course dinner. 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.

01 Apr 18 - 30 Jun 18

01 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19

$219 $257

$296 $340

$301 $257

Standard Room Deluxe Room

Hotel

Under a Desert Moon

Operated by Kings Canyon Resort

Per person

$126

Under a Desert Moon

ULTIMATE OVERNIGHT TOUR PACKAGE

KINGS CANYON SCENIC CLIMB

Guests staying at Uluru can now enjoy the ultimate red centre experience with return coach transfers from Uluru to Kings Canyon. Stay overnight at Kings Canyon Resort and by day immerse yourself with our guided Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Tour showcasing the food and culture of the local Watarrka community. Kings Canyon now provides a truly unique guided experience of the magnificent landscape and unique culture of this ancient land.

Your guide will escort you on the rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon. The views of Watarrka National Park from the top of the canyon are magnificent as are the views down into the canyon itself. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to view the canyon gorge at look-out points. Time permitting, you may choose to descend to the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden'. The walk may take up to 3 hours and is rocky and steep in parts. It is for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor with our Driver/Guide.

Departs: Monday, Thursday, Saturday (April to October) Includes: accommodation, breakfast, return coach transfers from Ayers Rock, Aboriginal Cultural Tour, Light Lunch, Guided Kings Canyon Rim Walk and breakfast. Operated by Kings Canyon Resort Ultimate Red Centre

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Departs: Daily, 30 mins prior to sunrise

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3 DAY RED CENTRE SIGHTS AND SOUND 3 DAY ULURU: RED CENTRE “GOANNA DREAMING” 4WD CAMPING SAFARI Experience the wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) & Watarrka (Kings Canyon) on this 3 Day 4WD small group camping safari - driving on dirt roads, remote private campsites, eating quality food cooked over a campfire & sleeping under the clearest southern stars you can imagine. We also offer the optional Aboriginal guided Kuniya Walk at Uluru where you’ll learn directly from the indigenous landowners of Central Australia, Anangu. Special Features: Visits Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Kings Canyon • Private campsites • Cooking over the campfire • Driving along outback roads • 4-wheel driving • Optional Aboriginal guided Kuniya Walk Day 1: Alice Springs/Ayers Rock Resort to Uluru - Camel Farm • Erldunda • Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse • View Mt Connor • Cultural Centre • Climb/Base Walk or Kuniya Walk at Uluru • Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock) Day 2: Uluru & Kata Tjuta - Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Sunrise • Kata Tjuta • Ayers Rock Resort • Curtin Springs • Kings Creek Station Day 3: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs - Watarrka (Kings Canyon) • 4 x 4 Driving • Finke River • Jims Place • Alice Springs Safari includes all camping equipment, fresh linen, swags & pillows (sleeping bag available for hire), reference books, fresh drinking water, national park entry fees, Aboriginal Access fees & selected meals & snacks. Travel is in late model air conditioned 4WD vehicles with professionally trained guides. Departs: Daily from Alice Springs at 6am, from Ayers Rock Resort at 1.10pm, from Ayers Rock Resort at 1.30pm. Returns: Alice Springs at 5.30pm. A 3 day accommodated safari is also available.

Day 1 Sounds of Silence Dinner - On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon is at your leisure. In the evening dine under a million stars at the award winning Sounds of Silence dinner before you sit back and relax as an astronomer takes you on a tour of the Southern Night skies (weather permitting). Day 2 Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) - Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and to Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru as your Driver Guide provides informative commentary about the numerous sacred sites and geographical features to be found at Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area; native flora and the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. In the late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine. Day 3 Uluru (Ayers Rock) - This morning there is time available for an optional scenic helicopter flight or perhaps a Harley Davidson ride around Uluru. Today you will be transferred from your hotel to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight. Departs: Daily, 75 minutes prior to sunset (Apr-Mar)

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5 DAY ULURU: RED CENTRE “KANGAROO DREAMING” 4WD CAMPING SAFARI The ultimate Central Australia adventure tour experiencing Uluru (Ayers Rock), KataTjuta (The Olgas), Watarrka (Kings Canyon), Palm Valley & the West MacDonnell Ranges. We’ll also get to truly experience the outback in an authentic way by really going ‘wayoutback’; camping at private bush camps, driving a bush track through an old outback cattle station & visiting the Oak Valley Aboriginal Community. Day 1: Alice Springs/Ayers Rock Resort – Uluru. Camel Farm (ride optional) • Stuarts Well • Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse • Mt Connor (view) • Ayers Rock Resort • Cultural Centre • Uluru • Base Walk or Climb at Uluru • Sunset at Uluru Day 2: Uluru – Kings Creek Station. Uluru/Kata Tjuta Sunrise • Kata Tjuta • Curtin Springs Station • Kings Creek Station Day 3: Kings Creek Station – Oak Valley Aboriginal Community. Watarrka (Kings Canyon) • 4x4 Driving • Hugh River Stock Route • Oak Valley Aboriginal Community Day 4: Oak Valley & Glen Helen. Owen Springs Reserve • Ormiston Gorge • Ghost Gum Walk • Glen Helen Day 5: Return to Alice Springs. Gosse Bluff (view comet crater) • Hermannsberg Aboriginal Community • Palm Valley • Alice Springs Includes: All camping equipment, swags & pillows, (sleeping bags available for hire, reference books, chilled face cloths (summer) & supplies of drinking water. All tours include National Park Entry fees and Oak Valley access fees. We travel in the latest model air conditioned 4WD vehicles, meals (except for breakfast day 1 & dinner final day). Departs: Tue-Sat from Alice Springs at 6am, from Ayers Rock Resort at 1.10pm, from Ayers Rock Airport at 1.30pm. Returns: Alice Springs at 5.30pm.

4 DAYS KATA TJUTA, ULURU & KINGS CANYON Day 1 Alice Springs - Uluru: Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru taking in the desert landscapes of the region and passing the MacDonnell Ranges before a stop at the Camel Farm. After arriving at Ayers Rock Resort relax before driving out to Kata Tjuta for a sunset experience with canapes and wine. Day 2 Kata Tjuta: Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area before travelling to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge to explore the rock formations and a natural creek. This afternoon your guide will talk about the sacred sites and features around Uluru and escort you on the Kuniya Walk to the beautifl Mtitjulu Waterhole. Enjoy another evening watching the sunset over uluru. Day 3 Uluru – Kings Canyon: The morning is at your leisure to relax or join an optional tour. In the early afternoon, travel through spectacular desert scenery on your way to Kings Canyon Resort. Pass through Curtin Springs cattle station before viewing Atila (Mt. Conner) from the coach. After you arrive at Kings Canyon Resort there may be time to view the sun set behind Carmichaels Crag, or attend the award winning ‘Under the Desert Moon’ dinner, exclusive to Kings Canyon Resort (own expense). Day 4 Kings Canyon - Alice Springs: This morning join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’. The rim walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor. Stop at Kings Creek Station to purchase lunch (own expense) and take some time to explore this working cattle station. Stop at Erldunda Roadhouse for the opportunity to purchase afternoon tea (own expense). Continue on to Alice Springs as the sun sets in the west over the rugged plains. Departs: Daily at 7am Operated by AAT Kings

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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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»» Ride a camel into the sunset on Broome’s Cable Beach and see dinosaur footprints preserved in rock »» Visit the Pinnacles - amazing natural limestone structures formed 25,000 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 Mia


Coral Bay. Credit: Tourism Western Australia

ULTIMATE CORAL COAST 9 Day Self Drive from Perth

Elizabeth Quay, Perth. Credit: Tourism Western Australia

MARGARET RIVER & WAVE ROCK 7 day Self Drive from Perth

INCLUDES: • 8 nights accommodation as shown • Mid-size rental car on all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms

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DAY 1: PERTH, GERALDTON (419KM)

• 6 nights accommodation as shown

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. Stay: Best Western Hospitality Inn Geraldton

• Mid-size rental car on all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms

DAY 1: PERTH, MARGARET RIVER (265KM) This morning collect your rental car and head south following the picturesque coastline and pass through the pretty towns of Busselton and Bunbury, Arrive into the Margaret River region, an area of remarkable natural beauty and a relaxed pace of life. Stay: Margaret’s Beach Resort (2 nights)

DAY 2: 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 3 & 4: 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. Stay: Karri Valley Resort (2 Nights)

DAY 5: TORNDIRRUP NATIONAL PARK, ALBANY (240KM) Drive on to the port city of Albany in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. It is the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia and boasts a spectacular collection of old colonial buildings including old convict jails, churches and cottages. The Torndirrup National Park located close by offers some wonderful hiking trails whilst the town is famous for whale watching, with southern right, humpback and blue whales often spotted close to shore between May and November. Stay: BW Albany (1 Night)

DAY 6: WAVE ROCK, HYDEN (342KM) Travel north to Lake Grace and Kodinin. On to Hyden, home to the famous Wave Rock and Mulka’s Cave. The Wave on Hyden Rock is one of Australia’s most famous landforms, a giant surf wave of multicoloured granite about to crash onto the bush below. Stand under it and feel rock power from over 2,700 million years ago, before dinosaurs roamed the earth. Stay: Wave Rock Motel (1 Night)

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. Stay: Monkey Mia Resort

DAY 4: CORAL BAY (581KM) You’ll find yourself just a few metres from the sheltered coral gardens of Ningaloo Reef. Take an afternoon swim or snorkel, laze on the white-sand beach, or hire a quad bike for a spin up the coast at sunset. Dining options are varied, and there are plenty of good spots to take in Coral Bay’s stunning sunsets. Stay: Ningaloo Reef Resort

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). Stay: Mantarays Ningaloo Resort (2 nights) *Option to drop off your car & fly back to Perth today

DAY 7: CARNARVON (364KM) 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 8: KALBARRI (444KM)

DAY 7: RETURN TO PERTH (290KM)

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. Stay: Kalbarri Edge Resort Tip: Plan your trip to coincide with the wildflower season (July to October) and experience the eye-popping wonder of over 1100 varieties of Western Australian wildflowers transforming the outback into a sea of colour.

Perhaps wander around the animals and birdlife of the areas at the local Wildlife Park before returning to Perth and dropping off your rental car on arrival.

DAY 9: RETURN TO PERTH (571KM)

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Aerial view of Duke of Orleans Bay, near Esperance. Credit: Tourism Western Australia

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Pan Pacific Perth

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You’re just a short walk away from the city’s main shopping, entertainment and business districts, and Perth’s top attractions. Featuring two restaurants, lobby lounge, outdoor heated pool & fitness centre including a gymnasium with steam rooms, open 24 hours a day for your convenience. Enjoy pure relaxation with a visit to our Day Spa. Wifi is available throughout the hotel.

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Set in the northwest suburbs of Perth, this upscale resort is a 4-minute walk from Scarborough Beach. Chic rooms, studios and apartments feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks as well as room service. Upgraded rooms add balconies or whirlpool baths, while studios and 2-bedroom apartments have kitchenettes and living areas. A sophisticated bar and restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, and offers terrace seating. There’s also a gym, and an outdoor pool to relax.

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Sunmoon Boutique Resort

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Located on the eastern side of Perth’s CBD. On-site leisure facilities include a indoor heated swimming pool, gym equipment and open 7 days - Cornerstone Bar and Kitchen. All apartments have been styled to reflect the easy-going, laid-back charm of Perth with large balconies, fully-equipped kitchens, bathroom and laundry facilities, lounge and dining areas.

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Crown Metropol

Located on the banks of the Swan River, overlooking the Perth city skyline, Crown Metropol redefines luxury accommodation. Positioned within the heart of the Crown Perth, guests can choose from a range of world renowned restaurants and bars including Bistro Guillaume and Nobu.

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Ideally located between Kings Park and the Swan River and just a few minutes walk to the city centre. Consisting of 165 beautifully appointed one & two bedroom fully self contained apartments surrounded by a sanctuary of landscaped gardens. The hotel features 24hr reception, 2 outdoor pools, gym, tennis courts, secure parking, restaurant & bar, bicycle hire & pantry service. (Min 3 night stay 24 Dec-2 Jan).

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Duxton Hotel Perth

The iconic 5 star Duxton Hotel offers exceptional accommodation within minutes of Perth’s major shopping, entertainment & restaurants & just a short stroll from the Swan River. All rooms are tastefully decorated featuring full sized baths, self-controlled a/c, minibar & flat screen TV. Free Wifi, in-Room massages & spa treatments, 24 hour reception, fitness centre, heated outdoor pool.

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Sullivans Hotel Perth

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Sullivans Hotel is a small, family run boutique hotel overlooking the city and Swan River – next to Kings Park. The hotel features an outdoor garden swimming pool, complimentary car parking, restaurant and bar and free guest bicycles. 70 room with air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities and in-house movies.

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Directly overlooking Scarborough Beach, each fully self contained apartment enjoys stunning ocean views from their individual large balconies, air-conditioning, spacious living area, in-house movies, internet access & iPod docks. The property has two outdoor pools, BBQ area, sun lounges, sauna & undercover parking. Only a short stroll to shops, beachfront cafes, restaurants and bars.

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Located 20 minutes from Perth - in the heart of Fremantle. The hotel has 300 well appointed guest rooms and suites, most with private balconies, all with mini bars and individually controlled air conditioning. Facilities include tropical swimming pools, 3 outdoor spas, sauna & the Atrium Garden Restaurant.

4 DAY MONKEY MIA, KALBARRI & SHARK BAY TOUR A spectacular experience awaits you as you join the premium 4WD experience to the World Heritage listed Shark Bay, spending time in Monkey Mia with the local dolphins & being immersed in the natural beauty of Kalbarri. Day 1: Perth to Kalbarri • Pinnacles • Dongara • Historic town of Northampton • Natural reef at Port Gregory Bay • Salt lake at Hutt Lagoon • Natural Bridge • Pot Alley • Red Bluff • Kalbarri • Overnight at Edge Resort Kalbarri Day 2: Kalbarri to Monkey Mia

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• Murchison River Gorge • Shark Bay • Hamelin Pool’s Stromatolites • Shell Beach • Eagle Bluff • Denham • Overnight at Monkey Mia Resort

Day 3: Monkey Mia to Kalbarri • Dolphin feeding • 1 hour boat cruise • Overnight at Edge Resort Kalbarri Day 4: Kalbarri to Perth • Geraldton • HMAS Sydney Memorial • St Francis Xavier Cathedral • Dongara • Eneabba • Gingin Includes: Hotel pick-up & return, quality accommodation at Monkey Mia Resort & Kalbarri Resort, entry fees to the National Parks, catamaran cruise at Monkey Mia, all meals - breakfast, light lunch, dinner. Luxury 4x4 Land Rover vehicle, friendly & informative tour guide. Departs: Daily from Perth CBD at 7am. Returns on Day 4 at 5.30pm.

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MARGARET RIVER LUXURY WINE TOUR

PINNACLES DAY TOUR

The Margaret River area is Western Australia’s best known wine region and is known for its elegant premium white wines and distinctive premium red wines. Our personalised small group luxury 4WD wine tours to the Margaret River region specialise in providing for people who are discerning and passionate about their wine, take pleasure in their food and delight in a great day out. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful wineries of the region, Voyager Estate winery offers elegant charm with its Cape Dutch Style restaurant, extensive gardens and sumptuous food to match. Visit three other wineries of your choice or by our recommendation. Includes: Morning tea and a sumptuous lunch with a glass of wine at award winning Voyager Estate. Departs: Daily from Perth CBD at 7am, returns at 6pm.

Experience a great day combining visiting the Pinnacles & seeing other amazing natural landscapes. Visit the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre before walking amongst this stunning phenomenon made up of thousands of limestone pillars, resembling an ancient ruin. Encounter pristine white sand dunes at Hangover Bay, spectacular coastal vistas, valleys with masses of grass trees & see kangaroos in their natural environment. Enjoy a visit to Lake Thetis to view Stromatolites, which are one of the earliest forms of life to evolve on our planet, another of nature’s wonders. Includes: Morning tea, entry Nambung National Park, Pinnacles Desert & light lunch. Departs: Daily from Perth CBD at 7.30am, returns at 4.30pm.

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Margaret River Luxury Wine Tour

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Pinnacle Day Tour

DISCOVER ROTTNEST ISLAND A natural wonder & West Australian cultural icon, Rottnest Island is only 30 minutes from Fremantle by ferry and this must see destination promises pristine sandy beaches, tranquil bays and a unique blend of flora and fauna. Explore the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest as you relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. This tour includes historical, cultural and natural points of interest. Complete your Rottnest experience with a light lunch or sumptuous buffet lunch. Departs: Daily from Perth at 8.45am & 10am from Fremantle. Returns to Perth at 5.45pm, at Fremantle at 4.45pm.

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HALF DAY MORNING PERTH & FREMANTLE CITY EXPLORER 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. There’s an option to cruise back along the Swan River from Fremantle at extra cost. Departs: Daily from Perth at 8am – 12.30pm.

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Seashells Mandurah ticks all the boxes for an easy and relaxing escape with an absolute beach front location, humming marina and a 45-minute drive from Perth. Our property is located on the shores of Comet Bay, overlooking the Indian Ocean on one side and Dolphin Quay on the Mandurah Ocean Marina on the other. It’s a win-win! A selection of self-contained apartments and beach villas makes this the perfect location for leisure stays.

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Abbey Beach Resort

Resort

As the largest resort in the southwest of Western Australia, Abbey Beach Resort is the perfect place to relax and unwind in comfort if you are exploring Busselton, the Margaret River region and Dunsborough. Set right on the beach in Busselton, Abbey Beach Resort boasts full resort facilities; three swimming pools, two restaurants, three bars, a sauna, a gym, tennis courts, a playground and a squash court as well as direct beach access to top it off.

Per Room From Spa Suite One bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Beachfront Apartment Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River. Credit: Tourism Australia

DUNSBOROUGH

Ramada Resort & Spa Dunsborough

Self Contained

Two Bedroom Apartment

YALLINGUP

Ramada Resort & Spa Dunsborough is perfectly located on the beachfront in the heart of Western Australia’s South West overlooking stunning Geographe Bay. Choose from studios or fully self-contained apartments, all with a balcony or patio. The extensive resort facilities include a fully equipped gym, floodlit tennis court. Experience sensational Margaret River dining at Toby’s Restaurant & Bar or indulge in relaxation at Flourish Day Spa. You’ll love the resort’s direct beach access, swimming pool and spa pool.

Per Room From Hotel King Two Bedroom Apartment

01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 28 Feb 19

01 Mar 19 31 Mar 19

$150 $203

$294 $376

$150 $203

Cape Lodge

YALLINGUP

Guest House

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Garden View Room

$485 $695 $765

Garden Deluxe Room Lakeview Suite

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Margarets Beach Resort

Per Room From One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment

MARGARET RIVER

Per Room From

Exec. King Room

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Studio Apartment

$182 $238 $243 $304

Two Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Townhouse

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Darby Park Serviced Residences

One Bedroom Apartment

Per Room From

Self Contained

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19 Sun - Thur

Fri & Sat

$229 $329

$299 $449

Self Contained

Bordered by the tranquil State Forest and the bustling main street of cosmopolitan Margaret River, Darby Park offers quality serviced studio and apartment accommodation - all with private balconies and forest views. The property also features a heated outdoor pool, guest bar & lounge and charge back facilities with some local restaurants. Free Wifi.

PEMBERTON

Offering idyllic 4 star apartment accommodation just 10 kilometres from the town of Margaret River, on WA’s spectacular South West Coast, and just 500 metres from pristine Gnarabup Beach. Enjoy a range of resort facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, children’s playground.

One Bedroom Spa Apartment

Seashells Resort Yallingup

Studio

Resort

$246 $294 $364 $438

In the heart of the Margaret River region, set by the sea at Yallingup Beach, the resort is adjacent to the heritage-listed Caves House with restaurant, bar and guest lounge with fireplace. Choose from one and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments or studio spa rooms. All are luxuriously furnished and include plasma TVs and private balconies with garden views.

Cape Lodge is a private Country House Vineyard Hotel & Restaurant in the heart of Margaret River wine country minutes away from pristine beaches, magnificent coastline and the great wineries of Vasse Felix, Cullen & Moss Wood. A stylish retreat with 22 Rooms & a private residence, where you can enjoy facilities such as a beautiful free form swimming pool & all weather tennis courts. Alternatively, take advantage of the spa treatments to relax, unwind and rejuvenate in exclusive tranquillity.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Karri Valley Resort

$188 $250 $393

Self Contained

Located 3½ hours drive south of Perth and 22km’s from Pemberton township. Nestled on the edge of Lake Beedelup and surrounded by majestic Karri forest and seasonal wildflowers. Karri Valley Resort offers a range of self-contained chalets and lakeside hotel-style rooms, all with balconies. The resort also features Tennis Courts, Lakeside Restaurant, Mini Golf & Canoeing.

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01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$224 $279 $315

Hotel Room, Studio & One Bedroom Apartments are based on 2 people sharing. 2 Bedroom Apartments 1-4 People unless stated otherwise. Australian Dollar Rates may be subject to surcharges & minimum night stays during special events.


FULL DAY MARGARET RIVER TOUR The Margaret River Region is regarded as one of the world’s great wine regions, if you want to taste the best they have to offer, this is the tour for you! With more than 100 wineries available to visit, let the team at Top Drop Tours use their years of experience to get you beyond the wine industries branding and marketing tricks, to find the perfect Margaret River wines for you. This tour features wine tastings at a range of Margaret River’s premium wineries along with access to the hidden gems that the locals love to keep a secret. Enjoy a delicious lunch, your selection from our contemporary winery menu & glass of wine.

CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE TOUR If you want to try a little bit of everything, this tour is the perfect introduction to the wine, gourmet produce and spectacular coastline that has made the Margaret River Region famous internationally. While the experiences on this tour change with the seasons you can be assured you will always take part in 3 wine experiences, visit 3 gourmet food producers and enjoy a delicious winery lunch.

BREMER CANYON WHALE EXPEDITION Every year, between January and April, this remote spot off the WA coast becomes the epicentre for an unbelievable intensity of life. Journey with Naturaliste Charters to the Bremer Canyon – a stunningly beautiful, remote habitat abundant with marine wildlife: whaler sharks, giant squid, sperm whales, masses of sea birds and the largest known group of killer whales in the Southern Hemisphere. Departs: Daily ( January to April ), 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Departs: Daily, 10am – 4pm.

Operated by Top Drop Tours Wine & Dine

Per Person

$203

Operated by Top Drop Tours Margaret River Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

Per Person

$128

Operated by Naturaliste Charters

Per Person

$385

Killer Whale Expedition

3 DAY MARGARET RIVER & TREE TOP WALK Day 1 - Perth To Tree Tops And Pemberton Region (LD) Travel South through Donnybrook’s famous apple and stone fruit orchards and the rolling farmlands of the Blackwood River Valley, then on through Western Australia’s old growth forest to climb the 51m tall Diamond Tree bush fire watch tower followed by a scenic picnic lunch. Next stop is the Valley of the Giants ‘Tree Top Walk’ which reaches 40 metres high into the forest Canopy. Afterwards head northwest to the Pemberton region for check in at your accommodation. Day 2 - Pemberton Region To Margaret River Wine Region (BLD) Early morning take a short stroll to the majestic Beedelup Falls and then we head North through the stunning Boranup Forest to have the opportunity to climb the 61 metre Gloucester Tree. Then west we arrive at Australia’s most south-westerly point, Augusta, and visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. After lunch we head out to Surfers Point Lookout to see

Operated by Pinnacle Tours 3 Day Margaret River & Tree Tops

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some spectacular coastal views and then north to Mammoth Cave before heading to experience an Australian sheep dog and shearing demonstration at the Yallingup Shearing Shed. Come late afternoon, check in at your accommodation of choice, followed by free time to experience and explore the local surroundings. Day 3 - Margaret River To Perth (BL) After breakfast, we head down to enjoy some free time in the main township of Margaret River. Following shopping time, visit the chocolate and cheese factories (time permitting) to taste some of their delicious samples and then sample some of the delicious locally produced wines at a marquee Winery. Following lunch, head to the dramatic coast at Canal Rocks. Journeying home, at Busselton, you’ll see the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere before a leisure drive back to Perth arriving late afternoon. Departs: Tuesdays from Perth CBD at 8.00am, returns at 7.00pm Adult

Child (1-12yrs)

$988

$768

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MONKEY MIA

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Self Contained

Located 27 kms from the town of Denham in a unique section of World Heritage Coastline. It is the only place in Australia where the dolphins choose to swim with you - frequenting the beach several times a day. Rooms include air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and TV. On-site swimming pool, beach side restaurant, BBQ, tennis court, PaW interactive visitor centre and guest laundry.

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Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

Garden View Room

$256 $256

Beach View Room Superior Beach View Room

CORAL BAY

$326

Ningaloo Reef Resort

Resort

This casual, low-rise resort is across the road from snorkeling on the tranquil Ningaloo Reef in the secluded, settlement of Coral Bay. Functional studios come with Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, kitchenettes and TVs. Some studios include bunk beds and sea views. Laid-back 1- and 2-bedroom apartments add balconies. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a terrace with BBQ facilities and a lawn area.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19

$246 $272 $310 $326

Castaway Unit from Beachcomber Unit from Garden View Apartment from Coral Bay. Credit: Tourism Western Australia

BROOME

Ocean View Apartment from

Seashells Broome

Resort

BROOME

Per Room From One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment Three Bedroom Bungalow

KUNUNURRA

01 Apr 18 31 Oct 18

01 Nov 18 31 Mar 19

$321 $385 $515

$240 $280 $370

Freshwater Apartments

Hotel

Per Room From Garden View Studio Pool View Studio Ocean Side Studio Classic Bungalow

KIMBERLEY

Located amongst beautiful tropical gardens and overlooking Celebrity Tree Park and Lily Creek Lagoon, Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments provides the ideal relaxing environment for your stay in Kununurra. As Kununurra’s newest executive-style, self-contained accommodation, there is a selection of fully selfcontained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with modern fittings and fixtures.

Per Room From Studio Room One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment Three Bedroom Bungalow

01 Apr 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

$224 $265 $353 $415

$197 $233 $311 $365

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Hotel & Self Cont.

Situated on 26 acres of tropical landscaped gardens and the only resort overlooking Broome’s iconic Cable Beach. The resort offers a range of accommodation options including stylish appointed studio rooms & bungalows, a choice of restaurants, two swimming pools, resort shop, tennis courts and Chahoya Day Spa.

The resort is located just 300 metres from Cable Beach and only 5 minutes drive from the Broome town centre. Stylish, fully selfcontained apartments and bungalows are nestled amongst lush and secluded gardens. Make use of an outdoor pool with an island, as well as a kids’ wading pool and play area or the BBQ facilities. Free Wi-fi included.

01 Apr 18 31 May 18

01 Jun 18 30 Sep 18

01 Oct 18 31 Mar 19

$349 $399 $449 $499

$459 $499 $549 $749

$259 $299 $339 $399

Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Lodge

Situated in a beautiful and unique setting close to the Gibb River Road and the Imintji Aboriginal community, the lodge takes full advantage of its prime Indigenous-owned site and affords magnificent views of the King Leopold escarpment. Environmentally friendly, the lodge offers 24 tented Cabins featuring private ensuited bathrooms with hot showers and toilets, fresh linen, doona's and fluffy pillows. All tents feature a spacious front deck with amazing aspects across the Kimberley Outback.

Per Room From

01 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

Tented Cabin DBB

$295

Gregories campsite, Francois Peron National Park. Credit: Tourism Western Australia

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Hotel Room, Studio & One Bedroom Apartments are based on 2 people sharing. 2 Bedroom Apartments 1-4 People unless stated otherwise. Australian Dollar Rates may be subject to surcharges & minimum night stays during special events.


El Questro Wilderness Park

KIMBERLEY REGION

Self Contained

El Questro Wilderness Park is one of the world’s most unique holiday destinations, providing a truly Australian holiday experience. A million acres in size, El Questro is located in Western Australia’s untamed Kimberley, and extends for approximately 80 kilometres into the heart of the region, most of which has never been explored. It is one of the last true frontiers. Go barramundi fishing, set out on a horse trek, or explore remote areas by helicopter that only a lucky few have ever seen. A day spent with a local Ranger will introduce you to a variety of animals, birds and maybe even a saltwater crocodile! El Questro Wilderness Park offers three types of accommodation, each different in style and budget, including Emma Gorge Resort Tented Cabins, Station Township Bungalows and Riverside Camping. At El Questro Homestead, you’ll be immersed in luxury, juxtaposed by a backdrop of rugged Kimberley landscape. The Homestead is an exclusive retreat perched atop the magnificent Chamberlain Gorge.

Catering to a maximum of twelve discerning guests, privacy is assured and friendly staff provide the highest standards of service and cuisine. Guests are encouraged to choose from a selection of dining locations, from a private cliff top to the Homestead’s spacious verandas. Wherever you decide to dine, it will almost always be situated under a canopy of stars. Getting there: El Questro is situated 110 Kilometres west of Kununurra by road. Hiring a 4WD is strongly recommended for the duration of your stay, air and 4WD transfers are also available from Kununurra. Visitors to the property are required to purchase a Wilderness Park permit of AUD$17.50 upon arrival at the property. *Homestead includes all dining and beverages, selected tours and El Questro Wilderness Park Permit. Additional charges apply for Cellar Master List.

Per Room From

01 Apr 18 - 20 Oct 18

$338 $362 $437 $2,177 $3,295

Emma Gorge Deluxe Tented Cabin Wilderness Park

Station Township Gardenview Bungalow

*Homestead (minimum 2 night stay)

Homestead Room*

Station Township Riverview Bungalow

Chamberlain Suite*

WHALE SHARK SWIM Come snorkel with the biggest fish in the sea! Join us for a full day tour on one of our big stable boats for a day of fun on the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef. We use spotter planes to locate the whale sharks as they are in the wild, not fed by us to attract them. Then it’s time to get in with our experienced guides who will lead you on the greatest adventure of a lifetime! On board our marine biologist will teach you all about whale sharks and reef ecology. You will also have the chance to see Manta Rays, Humpbacks, Dugongs and dolphins. Our videographer will take great video of the day – yours free to keep! We offer a good swim guarantee, and one free repeat tour per paying passenger in the unlikely event that we do not sight a whale shark. Snacks, buffet lunch & refreshments throughout the day. Available daily 7am-4.30pm March to early August.

HALF DAY AFTERNOON BROOME TOWN TOUR WITH CAMEL RIDE See the highlights and history of Broome. Learn about it’s heritage and current colourful alfresco lifestyle (with an optional sunset camel ride). Relax and enjoy a stroll, swim or light refreshments (included) as you watch the sun disappear into the horizon. A drop off to your accommodation is provided or you may like to enjoy a cocktail or dinner at one of the nearby cafes at approximately 6.00 pm. Highlights: Chinatown, Sun Pictures, Old Broome, Matso’s Broome Brewery, Japanese Cemetery, Gantheaume Point, Dinosaur footprints, Anastasia’s Pool, Cable Beach Sunset, Optional Camel Ride. Departs: Mon-Sat 12.30pm, returns 6pm. Does not operate Nov - Mar.

Operated by Exmouth Diving

Per Person

$438 $272

Whale Shark Swim Observer

Operated by Kimberley Wild Expeditions Half Day Afternoon Broome Town Tour with Camel Ride

Adult

Child (3-14 years)

$169

$129

1 DAY CAPE LEVEQUE ADVENTURE

5 DAY 4WB BROOME - BUNGLE BUNGLES This 5 day adventure offers the best way to really experience the Kimberley wilderness: enjoy campfires under a canopy of Kimberley stars, check out one of the world’s most unique landscapes at the famous Bungle Bungles, take a cruise through majestic Geikie Gorge, delve into Dreamtime at Mimbi Caves, explore the outback oasis of Windjana Gorge, venture into Tunnel Creek and swim in an idyllic waterhole. Includes: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 3 dinners, 2 nights lodge camping and 2 nights safari camping. Note: sleeping bags are available for hire. Departs: Weekly on a Tuesday - April October 2014. Day 1: Broome t o Geikie Gorge & Fitzroy Crossing; Day 2: China wall & Purnululu National Park; Day 3: Bungle Bungles Day 4: Mimbi Caves; Day 5: Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek & back to Broome.

Travel to Cape Leveque, on the tip of the remote coastal wilderness of Dampier Peninsula, visiting local Aboriginal communities en route. Highlights: Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community • One Arm Point • Cape Leveque - swim, relax or walk along this pristine coastline • Lunch - a seaside restaurant lunch • Lombadina Aboriginal Community - gain an insight into community lifestyle on a guided tour • Scenic flight to Cape Leveque - see Buccaneer Archipelago Islands and Horizontal Waterfalls. Meet up with the group for lunch, free time & return to Broome via either via 4WD or air. Departs: Sunday, Tuesdays & Thursdays from Broome at 7.45am (return time is dependent on travel option, approx 6:30pm or Scenic flight home - depart from Kooljaman at approximately 4.00pm).

Operated by Kimberley Wild Expeditions Operated by Kimberley Wild Expeditions

Per Person

5DBB

$1,695

1DCL: Return 4WD 1DCL1: 4WD/Fly

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Adult

Child (3-14 years)

$269 $535

$169 $435

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