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AUSTRALIA CITIES From Melbourne’s eclectic food scene, exploring colourful laneways to kicking back and soaking up the laid-back Aussie lifestyle on Sydney’s golden beaches, you’ll find a great diversity in the experiences on offer in each major city. Head to a rooftop bar in Brisbane, get a taste of the country’s multi-cultural influences at Adelaide’s Central Market or enjoy a vino or two in Adelaide, Australia’s wine capital. If nature and wildlife is more your style, take a stroll through Kings Park in Perth, take a day trip to Rottnest Island or climb a mountain and view captivating modern art in Hobart. If that’s not enough test your sense of adventure in the Northern Territory’s tropical capital – Darwin. Whichever city your journey takes you, whether you stay a few days or a few weeks, you’ll uncover natural and cultural treasures, friendly locals and world-class dining.
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3 / EVENTS DOWN UNDER With a jam-packed calendar of culture and celebrations, bright lights, the weird, the wonderful - there is an event in just about every city. Food & Wine Festivals, Sporting events, Arts and Exhibitions and not to mention stellar musicals, opera, plays and dance across the different cities. There is no denying it, Australia has an event that’s sure to feed your passions, buzzing with activity, no matter which season!
1 / SYDNEY’S SECRET BEACHES With so many beaches in Sydney, it’s easy to find a beautiful sandy spot that’s close to the city. You just have to know where to look. Quiet and secluded beaches are sprinkled around Sydney Harbour as well as along the coast. Just a short walk or kayak along the coast from Manly is Shelly Beach. The waters off Shelly Beach are popular with snorkellers and divers, while the beach itself is perfect for watching the world go by. By Vaucluse, there are two quiet beaches within Sydney Harbour National Park. Shark Beach in Nielsen Park has a netted swimming area and is great for snorkelling, while Milk Beach, a short walk from the park, is an isolated stretch of coastline that offers its few visitors a dramatic view of Sydney.
2 / SHOP O’CLOCK Australia has everything to satisfy your thirst for shopping. With so much to offer, shopping in the city becomes an exhilarating experience that one must indulge in. Shopping always comes with added extras, with laneway discoveries and café culture as much a part of the experience, from local designers to the best of international brands. Ever-evolving shopping choices make it possible to create a different shopping spree every time you venture out. The city’s passion for fashion is a serious matter! Get your retail on and don’t forget your credit card!
5 / WINE & DINE Adelaide is the gateway to many world-renowned wine regions including the Barossa, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley; cultivating a good grape is something they do extremely well. As well as a decent tipple, the South Australians are well respected for their excellent food. Locally sought produce is an important aspect of their famed food scene, with Adelaide’s premier bars, restaurants and eateries all putting an emphasis on produce that’s made by artisans in the region. The Adelaide Central Market is a must, one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the Southern Hemisphere - if not for the gooey cheese stalls, then definitely the molten fountain of chocolate!
4 / MELBOURNE’S FAMOUS LANEWAYS Melbourne’s hive of bustling laneways, with their covert boutiques, famed restaurants, hole-in-the-wall cafés and astonishing bars are always exciting. If a tiny laneway isn’t hiding a boozy den or caffeine lair, you’re likely to find colourful street art. More secret artwork can be uncovered in the galleries of Guildford Lane or duck into lofts showcasing independent exhibitions. With shops selling streetwear and bespoke footwear, soak up the diversity and ride away with a takeaway coffee from a little-known café.
6 / TO MARKET TO MARKET Vibrant culture, irresistible food, unique gifts and endless bargains and you can find this at Paddy’s Market Sydney, Queen Victoria Market Melbourne, Adelaide Central Market and Salamanca Market Hobart – all are unique in their own way! Pick up a jam donut or find supplies for a simple picnic or an extravagant banquet, listen to the hawker cries and grab some lunch whilst listening to the sweet tunes of the buskers. Browse aisles of fresh produce and endless glass cabinets of heavenly deli goods, as well as organic wines, freshly brewed coffee and baked treats. Best of all, the stallholders’ spruiking and bargaining is great theatre!
As one of the world’s top cities to visit, Sydney has a vibrant buzz year-round with its endless list
of high profile events, iconic landmarks, popular beaches and stunning harbour. If you want to get a feel for Sydney, here’s a tip: head straight to Sydney Harbour, one of the most photographed locations in the world. Nothing compares with seeing the harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House with your own eyes. Take a stroll along Circular Quay and soak up the atmosphere. As well as being a main transport hub, Circular Quay has some of the city’s best restaurants, including Quay, Aria Sydney and Café Sydney. Only a 10 minute stroll from the Sydney Town Hall, Darling Harbour is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious harbourside meal or experience the energetic nightlife. As an absolute shopper’s paradise, there are seemingly endless options whatever you’re looking for. In the heart of the CBD is the Queen Victoria Building, dating back to the 1890s, this grand and beautiful building is one of the city’s premier shopping destinations. Further south you’ll find Chinatown, with Paddy’s Markets and some great Chinese restaurants on offer.
OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Paddington – Or ‘style mile’ as it is known, really comes alive with its famous markets held every Saturday from 10am-4pm. The market is a well established outlet for up and coming designers as well as jewellery, antiques, toys and collectables. ©Pierre Toussaint; Tourism NSW
Surry Hills – Has a colourful past as the centre of the fashion and publishing trade; now it’s one of Sydney’s most chic destinations, particularly renowned for its vintage fashion, homewares and eateries.
Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk – This lovely walk combines beaches, parks and spectacular views. Allow one hour walking time from start to finish. If you finish at Bondi, you may even see the world-famous Bondi Surf Rescue in action!
Sydney Fish Market – Home to Australia’s leading cooking school and is worth a visit just to marvel at the huge range of fresh seafood in every shape and size imaginable.
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the artistic set where locally made art is a specialty, along with historic streetscapes, art galleries and stylish cafés lining the main streets.
Manly – One of Sydney’s favourite beaches, Manly Beach has a casual village atmosphere that feels a world away from the city – yet it’s just a 30 minute ferry trip from Circular Quay and then just a five minute walk along the Corso from Manly Wharf to the oceanfront promenade.
Dining – Sydney is one of the world’s great dining destinations. You can dine by the harbour in 5-star style, enjoy a traditional pub bursting with history or find sublime Sydney views at a cool rooftop bar. Treat yourself to a mouth-watering taste of Sydney’s best food and wine, served in stunning locations around the city.
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Centrally located in the heart of Darling Harbour, surrounded by an array of attractions, restaurants and bars. Guest rooms are modern and comfortable, Ibis is renowned for its quality, simplicity and value for money with many of the rooms boasting spectacular views of Darling Harbour. With a popular bar, restaurant and 24-hour reception. iBar and ibis Kitchen is available for all guests.
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Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central
Sydney is literally at your doorstep! If you like being in the thick of the action, then Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central is the hotel for you. Conveniently close to public transport, 5 minute walk to Central Station â€“ perfect location to venture out and see a lot more of Sydney. It is one of the closest hotels to Capitol Theatre so you can enjoy a show and be back in your room within minutes. Each of the comfortable rooms includes tea and coffee facilities and free WiFi or make your way to the renovated rooftop pool for a quick dip.
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Travelodge Hotel Sydney
Located on the edge of Sydney’s CBD, close to Oxford Street, Surry Hills and the serenity of Hyde Park. You will be perfectly positioned to explore Sydney. Superb restaurants, theatres, lively nightclubs and a great range of shops are within walking distance. Major attractions including Darling Harbour, the Entertainment Quarter, Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Football Stadium are all easily accessible from the hotel. All air-conditioned rooms have a kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator plus a guest laundry and drycleaning service upon request. Travelodge Hotel Sydney has a restaurant on-site which offers hot and cold buffet breakfast.
Vibe Hotel Sydney
Perfectly positioned for you to easily discover the vibrant CBD or the city fringe suburbs of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst. Vibe Hotel Sydney is right in the middle of some of Sydney’s finest cuisine, with cafés, restaurants and trendy bars all being within walking distance. The hotel features spacious and well-equipped hotel guest rooms. At the end of a busy day, take a dip in the rooftop pool, relax in the sauna or simply lay back and take it easy.
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard
This full-service hotel features 22 levels of air-conditioned rooms including a minibar and tea and coffee facilities. The on-site bar and restaurant offers a relaxed environment with a range of modern cuisine or refreshing cocktails. Ideally located adjacent to the Wynyard Railway Station and just a stone’s throw away from the famous Circular Quay where you can jump on a ferry to some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. The location means you can opt to explore Sydney by foot or via the extensive public transport. Enjoy some of Sydney’s awardwinning restaurants nearby or visit a number of attractions which are all within 2 kilometres from the hotel. Definitely a great place to explore Sydney and so close to so much!
Rydges World Square
Offering a comfortable stay in the CBD, just moments away from Sydney’s famous attractions, entertainment and shopping precincts – Mercure Sydney is the perfect option. Located near Central Station makes it really easy to get around Sydney. Featuring deluxe accommodation, yet spacious and modern, the guest rooms offer plush beds, a pillow menu, 24-hour room service and views of the Sydney skyline. Choose from one of two on-site dining venues and savour delicious locally inspired cuisine. Those looking to unwind and enjoy a drink or two, relax at the bar, a popular meeting spot! Take a dip in the heated rooftop pool, work out in the fitness centre or simply just enjoy a rejuvenating sauna session.
Feel right at home when checking into Rydges World Square Sydney and enjoy our convenient location in the Central Business District. Our world-class Sydney accommodation and services raise the standard of hospitality while providing easy access to the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay and the city’s financial precinct. The Sydney CBD hotel is 20 minutes from Sydney Airport. Premier shopping and dining options abound for leisure and business travellers alike.
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
Dive in and discover Sydney! Situated on the city side of Darling Harbour, this hotel puts YOU at the centre of Sydney’s sights. Dining and shopping precincts, including Town Hall, Cockle Bay Wharf and Chinatown, are all within walking distance. Iconic attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks historic precinct, the Sydney Harbour Bridge are easy reach. And when you need to reset, the 340 stylish rooms and suites, Club Rooms with Lounge access, gym, awardwinning restaurant – ABODE Bistro & Bar and complimentary WiFi, will make PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, your calm sanctuary.
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Mantra Sydney Central
You can’t get any more central than being right in the heart of Sydney city. Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan vibe of the city with modern and spacious rooms, decked out with everything you’ll need for your Sydney holiday. Most rooms have balconies so you can take in the urban atmosphere. When you’re not kicking back in your room, indulge in the many delights of the restaurants close by heading out to explore all the surrounding sights of Sydney.
Rydges Sydney Central
Featuring 309 newly refurbished accommodation rooms and suites finished in a unique Surry Hills inspired design. For your convenience there is 24 hour reception, free WiFi throughout, 15 metre renovated indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, gym facility and underground car parking. The Hotel also features Rydges “Rise” breakfast and our unique Craft Brewery venue, Sydney Brewery Surry Hills.
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Central
Delight in the heritage-listed ambience of these impeccably restored apartments. Great dining nearby and you’re just a block from Chinatown where you can enjoy a superb meal before watching a show. The hotel features spacious one and two bedroom serviced apartments and studio rooms that are spacious and welcoming, with all the comforts of home.
Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
The Goldsbrough maintains and incorporates historical features of the building originally built in 1883. Suitable for travellers in search of centrally located apartment accommodation in one of Sydney’s most sought-after locations. Combing comfortable, selfcontained living, this hotel is perfect for every kind of stay!
Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay
Sitting on the edge of harbourside Rushcutters Bay Park, the hotel is just minutes from vibrant Potts Point, Double Bay and Darlinghurst, all of which are filled with exceptional bars, restaurants and shopping boutiques. Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay boasts a range of beautiful rooms. Relax with a swim in the heated rooftop pool, work out in the fitness centre or enjoy a meal in The Storehouse offering modern Australian dishes.
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The Grace Hotel
The Grace Hotel has been beautifully restored to its former glory, making it one of Sydney’s most prominent historical landmarks, offering a combination of Art Deco charm with all the modern comforts. Located in the heart of Sydney, this heritage-listed hotel offers a warm and personal service. Shopping at Queen Victoria Building and Pitt Street Mall is right at your doorstep and only 15 minutes walk to The Rocks and Circular Quay.
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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall
Enjoy entertainment, nightlife and worldclass shopping, all on your doorstep or stroll through the speciality stores of the Queen Victoria Building or the ‘High Street’ shops on Pitt Street Mall. Each apartment has a balcony and a fully self-contained kitchen, Studio’s has a kitchenette, some rooms with stunning views of the city skyline. Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall features an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna.
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
The original home of the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this heritage listed building now accommodates holidays guests from around the globe. Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is the perfect hotel for short strolls to fine restaurants, superb shopping, iconic sites such as the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, the Queen Victoria Building and Martin Place.
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The Old Clare Hotel
Situated along the re-developed Kensington Street precinct, The Old Clare Hotel stretches across two iconic heritage-listed buildings. With its rich, varied history and architecture, Chippendale has become the home of choice for art galleries, fashion design studios, plus Sydney’s most exciting new restaurants, cafés and bars. The unique rooms offer high ceilings and vintage designer furniture.
Fraser Suites Sydney
Fraser Suites Sydney offers complimentary unlimited WiFi and is near Town Hall Station providing easy access to all transport. Local attractions include The Queen Victoria Building, Pitt Street Mall, Darling Harbour and Hyde Park. The 5-star property has direct access to Regent Place, a shopping and dining precinct located adjacent to the hotel. Rooms are spacious with smart TVs, Nespresso machines and complete with Malin and Goetz amenities. BridgeClimb Sydney
OFFICIAL HOME & AWAY TOUR
HARBOUR STORY CRUISE
Visit the stunning location of the popular Home and Away set and re-live some of your favourite scenes whilst soaking up the Summer Bay lifestyle. If you’re lucky you may see some filming and fingers crossed you get a photo with one of the cast.
BridgeClimb Sydney is an iconic Australian experience that takes you on a journey to the top of the nation’s most famous and celebrated structure – the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Climbs run 364 days a year, from dawn through to nightfall, delivering unique experiences and memorable moments on every ascent.
A combination of the old and the new, the fun and amazing, the sights and the characters, all told through a series of stories! Every cruise includes Sydney’s iconic landmarks such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Government House and much more! Unlimited self-service tea, filtered coffee and biscuits are included.
COOGEE TO BONDI WALKING TOUR
SYDNEY BIKE TOUR
You will be guided on a 3 hour walk to Bondi Beach. Along the way you’ll learn all about the local history, culture, Aboriginal heritage and European heritage and the fascinating natural environment.
What could be more fun than touring the beautiful waterfront city of Sydney by bike? Your no-stress cycling tour takes you through Sydney’s historic neighbourhoods for unforgettable harbour views. Cycle over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and spot the Opera House.
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Enjoy an elegant meal while overlooking the Sydney skyline at 360 Bar and Dining, the revolving restaurant atop Sydney Tower. Soaring 88 stories above the ground, this sophisticated restaurant offers an intimate and stylish fine dining experience.
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TASTE OF SYDNEY – BARANGAROO & THE ROCKS This is the ultimate Sydney experience and the perfect start to any trip for lovers of food, culture and history. Try Sydney’s newest dining delights and explore one of Sydney’s oldest colonial areas, The Rocks and Sydney’s newest urban suburb, Barangaroo.
SYDNEY GUIDED WALKING TOUR
MAGISTIC LUNCH/DINNER CRUISE
Get to know Sydney on a 2 hour walking tour that takes in the city’s most popular sites. With a knowledgeable local guide, trace the route of a historical freshwater stream through central Sydney as you learn little-known facts about the city!
The 2 hour Sydney Harbour cruise will be onboard one of the best Australian-built luxury catamarans which boasts modern comfort and classic elegance. Enjoy a gourmet buffet that is freshly prepared onboard and featuring some of the best loved seafood dishes.
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Do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway. The Hop on Hop off Harbour Explorer Pass is the easy way for visitors to explore Sydney visiting famous harbour precincts including Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo and many more. Combines easily with attraction entry.
Awaken the surfer within you during this 2 hour introductory surf lesson. Even if this is your first time around a board, you will be up on your first wave before you’ve even had time to worry about falling off.
Hop onboard the ‘Shopper Hopper’ for a fantastic Sydney Harbour experience where you can shop and dine! The service runs between Circular Quay, Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre and Darling Harbour (Harbourside Shopping Centre).
EVENTS & SHOWS From sporting events, edgy art exhibitions to world-class musicals at Sydney’s beautiful theatres - Sydney is the premier city for shows and events in Australia. The city ends each year and kicks-off every new-year with a world-renowned display of fireworks. There are countless festivals, cultural exhibitions, days of celebration, local and international artists at a range of stunning venues and sporting events filling Sydney’s calendar. Sydney is always buzzing with activity, no matter which season!
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Raise your glass, flutter those lashes. He’s staring at you, he’s singing for you… Violetta is the life of every party. A courtesan with a heart of gold, she’s free and free-spirited. Could a little love change everything? Experience the joy and heartache of the world’s most popular opera at Sydney’s best night out. Fireworks light up the sky at every performance. A giant chandelier shimmers over the harbour stage. Don’t miss this Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour experience.
The Sydney CBD is an energetic hub of creative industries and every year the Vivid Sydney Festival celebrates this. For three weeks Sydney becomes a colossal canvas, as iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are turned into giant works of art using interactive light sculptures and building projections.
From the producers of Aladdin and The Lion King, Disney’s new hit musical Frozen is storming Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from July 2020. Adapted from the Oscar-winning film, Frozen the Musical is expertly brought to the stage by acclaimed Director Michael Grandage, giving life to this beloved story in an all new, unforgettable theatrical experience. An inspiring tale of sisterhood and true love, it features the songs you know and love from the original film.
Ask your travel consultant about other events and shows.
NRL GRAND FINAL October
SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST 1000 October
It’s the biggest day on the NRL calendar as the two best teams of the season go head to head in the season decider - the 2020 NRL Grand Final. The NRL is one of Australia’s major sporting events attracting large attendances and high television ratings. Tickets sell fast, so get in quick!
It’s the Ultimate battleground where a 1000 kilometre endurance race on an unforgiving mountainous track is won and lost in the last lap. The engines revving will be like music to your ears over the four thrilling days of racing action. Who will be crowned King of the Mountain at the 2020 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000?
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NEW YEARS EVE GALA CONCERT – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE December The Opera Gala on New Year’s Eve at the Sydney Opera House offers an evening of talented performances and dazzling fireworks. The line-up for this even include performers such as Verdi, Bizet and Puccini with musical accompaniment provided by the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Additionally, enjoy the fireworks show over the Sydney Harbour during intermission.
Name your passion and Melbourne can match it. The city is a visitor-friendly combination of bustling thoroughfares and fascinating lanes, no other Australian city has as many alluring arcades to explore. A packed agenda of food, wine, sports, shopping and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne – from its creative, exciting city centre, to its buzzing neighbourhood hubs. It’s the gateway to Victoria’s world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages. Winding through the city is the Yarra River. A Melbourne icon, the river is the focus for numerous spectacular events including the famous Moomba festival, rowing regattas and the Melbourne Festival. Its Southbank district is lined with cafés and bars, while on the north side you’ll find the city’s creative heartland around Federation Square. Further afield, the vibrant, trendy and culturally diverse suburbs such as Fitzroy, St Kilda and Prahran are easily accessible via the famous city tram and bus network.
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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Shopping – The city’s passion for fashion is a serious matter, a fact not overlooked by international retail
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giants looking to establish Australian outposts and local designers keen on getting a strong start. The city’s myriad laneways and arcades harbour untold gems, inner city precincts spoil you for choice, while department stores and shopping centres continue to raise the bar. The city’s shopping precinct Emporium Melbourne features a mix of local and international designers, innovative concept, flagship stores and worldclass architecture. It connects to Melbourne Central, Myer Melbourne and to David Jones via pedestrian bridges and tunnels. You have to see it to believe it!
Food & Wine - Experience Melbourne’s mix of cultures in its myriad restaurants, cafés, bistros and bars. Whether you’re after modern, traditional, exotic or homespun flavours – the city’s eclectic dining scene offers a startling array of the world’s great cuisines, from popular favourites to the truly ground breaking.
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Creative laneways, covert boutiques, famed restaurants and hole-in-the-wall cafés and bars. Each arcade, laneway and alley has their own individual character and charm.
Art, Theatre & Culture – Scratch the surface in Melbourne and you’ll discover a city buzzing with dynamic and cutting-edge arts and culture. Head to the Southbank precinct – where The Arts Centre, MTC, Malthouse, Recital Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria form Melbourne’s beating cultural heart. At Federation Square, where art meets architecture, watch inspiring audio-visual shows at ACMI, see the collection at the Ian Potter Centre, or catch a recital at The Edge theatre. Inside and out, you’ll discover the innovation and skill of local artists and designers at hole-in-the-wall galleries and theatres across the city.
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This is a prime position on Bourke Street Mall, the vibrant heart of Melbourne, opposite Myer and David Jones department stores. The hotel is surrounded by lively cafés, fashion and accessory boutiques, Melbourne’s famous shopping arcades and international fashion houses Zara and H&M.
Mercure Welcome Melbourne
Centrally located, Mercure Welcome Melbourne offers modern and spacious rooms featuring all the facilities required for a relaxed and enjoyable stay in the heart of Melbourne. Experience 3.5-star comfort and choose from 330 Standard, Family, Superior and Premium accommodation options. Ideal for both business and leisure trips, the rooms are of a generous size and are perfect for families who are travelling to Melbourne on a budget.
Quality Hotel Batman’s Hill on Collins
In the heart of Melbourne CBD, opposite Southern Cross Station and within walking distance of many of the city’s most sought after attractions. The hotel features 190 rooms and fully equipped apartments (Studio, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom), two bars, two restaurants and 10 event spaces. The heritage listed building offering an impeccable service, Batman’s Hill will make your stay truly unique.
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Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank
Whether you’re in town for some culture, shopping, food and wine or a special event − this location is perfect. Only a 10 minute walk to the National Gallery, a 5 minute walk across the river to Flinders Street, or a 20 minute stroll to the Rod Laver Arena. Or why not grab a drink along Southbank and people watch for the evening.
Oaks Melbourne Lonsdale Suites
Causeway 353 Hotel Contemporary in style and tucked away in a little laneway with unique shops, fashion boutiques and heaps of eateries right on your doorstep. The bustling Bourke Street Mall is within walking distance, with all CBD entertainment, sporting and cultural venues just a stroll away.
Mantra on the Park
An apartment-style hotel in a great CBD location. The spacious one and two bedroom apartments are fully self-contained featuring a private balcony overlooking the impressive city skyline or the World Heritage-listed Carlton Gardens. Relax in the sauna or indoor heated pool or go for a stroll to nearby shopping, historic theatres, world-class entertainment and renowned dining areas such as Lygon Street and China Town.
Situated in one of Melbourne’s most sought-after locations, close to a selection of restaurants, cafés and the vibrant theatre district and only a short stroll to local transport. Oaks Melbourne Lonsdale Suites provides comfortable, modern studios and spacious fully self-contained apartments all complete with fully equipped kitchens fitted with stainless steel appliances and reverse cycle air conditioning. St Kilda Pier & Pavilion
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Fraser Place Melbourne
Located in one of the city’s famous laneways Fraser Place Melbourne’s location is so good as you are surrounded by cafés, shopping and theatres. Modern and comfortable studio apartments feature a kitchenette, opening windows or balconies and modern furnishings. Enjoy city views of Melbourne from the rooftop terrace that also features an edible garden for your use. Stay connected with family and friends with complimentary and unlimited WiFi.
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
A heritage-listed hotel, built in 1913 retains the feel and style of the classical 1900’s era while providing all the leading facilities of the 21st century. It’s in the very heart of the city, across the road from Flinders Street Station and the footpath that heads across the river to Southbank, with its dining strip and entertainment complex. Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is equipped with quality amenities and are furnished for your comfort.
The Windsor Melbourne
A grand heritage hotel dating back to 1883, the timeless rooms offer various views and configurations in keeping with the original architecture. Beautiful historic details and features abound – from antique mirrors, desks and lights. Situated opposite Parliament House and in the heart of the dazzling theatre and restaurant district, within walking distance of Collins Street’s luxury boutiques.
Mantra on Little Bourke
The central CBD location provides the perfect base to discover the joys of Melbourne’s shopping, dining and cultural scenes, with self-contained accommodation to suit everyone. Mantra on Little Bourke offers 24 hour room service, fully equipped gym and sauna. You won’t go hungry as Chinatown is right on your doorstep!
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Crown Promenade Melbourne
With its blend of modern style, relaxed and warm service, Crown Promenade Melbourne is perfect for your business trip or a week of seeing the sights. The unrivalled location connects you to the best of Melbourne’s shopping, sporting and cultural precincts. Whether your idea of relaxation is a workout or reclining by the pool, be sure to visit The Deck.
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Take advantage of the proximity to Southbank’s thriving art, dining and entertainment precincts. Guests can relax in the self-contained comfort of a studio, one or two bedroom apartments, enjoying stunning city and river views or make the most of the on-site facilities such as the indoor swimming pool, sauna, well-equipped gymnasium and restaurant.
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
In the heart of Melbourne with its chic boutiques, cool laneways and trendy bars sits Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne. Offering spacious and stylish apartments with a sophisticated décor which runs through the hotel. Splash in the indoor heated pool, work out in the gym or unwind in the sauna. Only minutes from Bourke Street Mall and the Old Melbourne Gaol – the location is unbeatable.
Located on South Wharf along the Yarra river, providing direct access to DFO shopping outlet, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and close proximity to major attractions and the central business district. All rooms feature floor to ceiling windows with panoramic, uninterrupted views of the city, Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra river.
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MELBOURNE COFFEE LOVERS
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MELBOURNE WALKING TOUR
Melbourne is obsessed with coffee and has the most cafés and restaurants per person than any other city in the world! By the end of the 2-3 hour walking tour you’ll be ordering coffee like an expert from even the most complicated Melbourne coffee menu.
Walk from the heart of the city, along the Yarra River into Melbourne’s world-famous sporting precinct over 150 years of sports history ranging from the Olympics, Cricket, Australian football, Rugby, Tennis through to F1, Surfing and Golf.
Explore Melbourne with a local who can share the history of the city as well as point out things to do after your walking tour is done. Your walking tour will include a stop for a coffee near the Old Melbourne Gaol where you learn about Australia’s infamous bush ranger. Tour ends at a classic Australian pub!
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One of only four giant observation wheels in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. With 21 spacious cabins and 120 metres high, enjoy a 30 minute flight and take in the unparalleled 360° views of Melbourne and surrounds by day or night.
Take an unforgettable guided tour of the MCG and visit the National Sports Museum to discover what makes Australia such a great sporting country. With over 3500 objects on display showcasing Australian football, cricket, the Olympic Games, soccer and more.
Discover the secrets and hidden treasures of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades on this smallgroup walking tour. Immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of this cosmopolitan city. You’ll fall in love with Melbourne and realise how many secrets there are that you would have missed.
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MELBOURNE OUTLET SHOPPING TOUR
CITY SIGHTSEEING MELBOURNE BUS
The Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne is famous for its seemingly endless fresh food stalls. During this 2 hour walking tour, your guide will lead you through the iconic food precincts and offer you a selection of tastings from the market stalls.
Discover Melbourne’s famous discount outlet strips, pop-up sales and hard-to-find warehouses, where you’ll find big savings on clothing and accessories, housewares, shoes, handbags, jewellery and more! Browse the shops on Swan Street, Bridge Road and Smith Street and find bargains galore.
Explore and see the city’s major attractions, bustling laneways, cafés and beaches at your own leisure as you hop on/hop off at any of the 27 stops. With panoramic views and an informative audio commentary this is truly the best way to experience and enjoy this cosmopolitan city.
MELBOURNE BIKE TOUR
YARRA VALLEY WINE TOUR
Explore Melbourne by bike with a professional, mature, local guide who shows you famous locations and little-known gems on an intimate 2-wheeled tour through the city.
Discover Victoria’s Yarra Valley wine region on this day trip from Melbourne. During your series of wine tastings and an included vineyard lunch, you’ll find out why the Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s favourite wine regions, loved for its picturesque scenery.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD & TWELVE APOSTLES Offering an experience unlike any other on the continent. Once you have entered this land of breath-taking rock formations and heard the tales of the shipwreck coast, you will have just experienced the most wonderful day tour of all time.
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EVENTS & SHOWS A whole world of events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever the season, Melbourne is buzzing with exhibitions, concerts, festivals, sporting events, musicals and theatre shows! If you didn’t know, Melbourne is New York’s Broadway with its rich theatrical tradition with many shows making their world premiere in Melbourne. Catch a blockbuster at the beautiful Princess and Her Majesty’s theatres in the East End Theatre District. Ensure there is space in your calendar as it’ll fill up quickly with the never-ending list of events and shows!
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One of the biggest tennis events in the world – the Australian Open is an event you don’t want to miss. The first out of the four Grand Slam events, sit back in the Melbourne sunshine in January to watch the world’s top players compete to become tennis legendaries.
A true New York City Institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the slickest dancing in town. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score includes “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle”. It would be a crime to miss it!
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD January-December Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the record breaking, multi-award-winning production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now playing exclusively in Melbourne, Australia’s ultimate destination for theatre. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
Ask your travel consultant about other events and shows.
FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX March
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW March
Secure your spot now to see the 25th Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Experience the thrills and spills as the cars navigate this spectacular track in Albert Park. With the largest on-track programme of any Formula 1 event and the quality of off-track entertainment you won’t want to miss help celebrate Melbourne’s 25th race anniversary.
The smell of freshly cut grass and bursting blooms will scent the Melbourne air once again for the 24th annual show, hosted in the exquisite heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens over five glorious Autumn days. Featuring the best landscape and floral talent from Australia and around the world alongside an extensive array of garden retail products, the Show is a celebration of lifestyle and great outdoors.
Ask your travel consultant about other events and shows.
MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL November It’s ‘the celebration that stops a nation’. One of the world’s greatest racing carnivals. A unique social and cultural event encompassing, thoroughbred racing, food, wine and incredible fashion. An unforgettable four days at Flemington Racecourse, the playground of racing royalty.
Immerse yourself in the sophisticated sunshine capital of Queensland, Brisbane. Nestled along
the Brisbane River that curves its way through the city, delight in cockatoos and kookaburras in abundance at the many green leafy parks, before heading into the urban precincts and indulging in world-class fare at one of many alfresco restaurants and bars overlooking the glittering Story Bridge. If shopping is your thing, take advantage of the city’s supreme shopping! With over 1000 stores it will be a day well spent in Brisbane CBD – a shopping experience like nowhere else in the city. Whether you love designer, discount or a little bit of both, Brisbane satisfies every shopping appetite. Check out Fortitude Valley for something a little different; it's raw yet sophisticated, where elegance and style meet grungy and offbeat. See heritage listed buildings stand loud and proud amongst new and contemporary structures. Put on something sensational and hit the thriving nightlife, known by the locals as Australia’s first dedicated entertainment district. Experience one of Brisbane’s lively and social hubs – South Bank. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, man-made beach, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind. With so much to see and do you’re already planning your next visit so you can venture a little further afield, including a day trip to stunning Moreton island. Moreton Island
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Brisbane Comedy Festival
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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Brisbane River CityCat – Spend a day getting your bearings by jumping on a CityCat and exploring the city and its riverside precincts like New Farm, Kangaroo Point, South Bank and West End.
South Bank – Cool off with a free dip at Streets Beach, Australia’s only inner city man made beach. Kick back with picnic areas, a water park, walks, markets, promenades and loads of restaurants!
Free Bus Service – Take the ‘Loop’, a free and convenient bus service that travels around the CBD in both directions and gives you a great feel for the layout of the city (Monday-Friday).
Foodie Heaven – You’ll be in foodie heaven! Try Eagle Street Pier in the city, River Quay at South Bank, the eat streets in urban villages like Boundary Street in West End, Oxford Street in Bulimba and Logan Road in Woolloongabba. And for those seafood lovers Moreton Bay seafoods!
Events and Culture – Enjoy exclusive shows, exhibitions and sporting events including the Brisbane International and State of Origin. Alongside outstanding world-class venues and inviting outdoor settings.
Walking Tours – Jump on a Brisbane Greeter Walking Tour – a great free way to explore Brisbane with a local Brisbanite. Brisbane Greeters are locals who love living here, whether you’re passionate about public art, architecture or WWII – you name it, the Brisbane Greeters can cover it in their various walking tours around the city.
Nature and Wildlife – Brisbane is blessed with parks and feels like a green city. Explore the City Botanic Gardens or Roma Street Parklands. For koala lovers, head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or take a trip to North Stradbroke Island for the perfect nature getaway.
Howard Smith Wharves – Brisbane’s newest hot spot! Head to this heritage listed wharf, beneath the story bridge lies a riverside precinct. Take on the day with your pick of restaurants, abundant green spaces for picnics or riverwalk boardwalk all with a superb backdrop of Brisbane city.
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Immerse yourself in this grand historic building suitably in the centre of Brisbane. Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane is heritagelisted and artfully restored with a classic yet contemporary design. Located on George Street, only a stone’s throw from Queen Street Mall and Queen’s Wharf or a brief stroll will find you in amongst buzzing South Bank’s cool bars, restaurants and parklands.
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Sage Hotel Brisbane, James Street
Nestled in the heart of fashionable James Street Precinct in Fortitude Valley and one of Brisbane premium suburbs, Sage Hotel brings a melding of the traditional and modern surrounded by designer fashion, awardwinning restaurants, cafés and clubs, stylish beauty salons and much more.
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Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
Centrally located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites offer modern and spacious apartments with a range of first-class resort style facilities including a pool, sauna, spa and gymnasium. Plus, with an abundance of restaurants, retailers, alfresco cafés, bars and pubs right at its doorstep, there really is no better place to base your Brisbane stay. Howard Smith Wharves © Richard Greenwood
In a great spot on the riverside with fabulous views across the Brisbane River or the city skyline. Located in the heart of Brisbane, just steps away from Brisbane’s best shopping. After a day out exploring, relax at the outdoor pool before quality dining at MRepublic Restaurant, Bar and Lounge.
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Deluxe River View Room
Mantra South Bank Soak up the views of Brisbane’s skyline from your apartment’s private balcony at this contemporary styled property within walking distance to South Bank Markets, Parklands and Lagoon and the Performing Arts Complex & Lyric Theatre. There are dining options galore around here too.
Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane In a great location in the heart of Brisbane. A short walk will have you strolling the paths of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens or browsing the shops of Queen Street Mall. Take advantage of the Queensland weather at the riverside lagoon on South Bank, also within easy reach.
NEXT Hotel Brisbane Located on Brisbane’s iconic Queen Street Mall and only a short stroll across to South Bank, NEXT Hotel Brisbane is designed for the modern traveller. Enjoy complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout the hotel, four free mini-bar items of your choice daily, access to the NEXT Lounge, outdoor swimming pool and 24 hour gym.
Stamford Plaza Brisbane
One of Brisbane’s most prestigious landmarks, Stamford Plaza Brisbane is unquestionably Brisbane’s finest 5-star hotel. Nestled on the bank of the Brisbane River and a stone’s throw to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, the Stamford Plaza Brisbane is perfectly located, only minutes to the city centre for shopping. For lovers of fine cuisine, guests will be spoilt for choice with a superb selection of restaurants and bars which cater for every taste and occasion.
The Calile Hotel Brisbane
A sub-tropical resort on a city streetscape, the hotel combines architectural amenities with climate-centric spaces, fusing warm weather with warmer hospitality. The Calile Hotel Brisbane’s enviable location on James Street gives you direct access to one of Australia’s pre-eminent lifestyle precincts. Discover the latest in fashion, hidden bars and laneway restaurants.
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A hidden gem for Kiwis known as the ‘20 minute city’, Adelaide is the gateway to all there is to see
and do in South Australia. Bursting with multicultural flavours, surrounded by buzzing cosmopolitan towns and pumping arts and live music-scene. Check out Adelaide’s laneways and side streets which have been transformed with hidden bars and eateries. Foodies love the sights, tastes and smells of the Adelaide Central Market. Regarded as the ‘pantry of the city’, it’s the perfect place to stop and pick up supplies for your stay. Take a wander down North Terrace, regarded as Adelaide’s cultural boulevard and home to the city’s grandest treasure houses. It’s a heartland of art, history, knowledge and people. You’ll find the State’s Art Gallery, SA Museum, Library and Botanic Gardens, which are all free to visit. From the city centre it’s just a 20 minute tram ride to the beachside suburb of Glenelg. This seaside playground is always buzzing with people enjoying the sand, sea, foreshore parks, cafés and local entertainment. Stroll along the jetty, browse through the hundreds of shops and dine at sidewalk cafés along Jetty Road. Whatever you choose to do on your holiday, the region boasts an outstanding variety of places to see and experiences to enjoy. Glenelg Beach
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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Wine – You can’t get far without encountering one of the famous regions. Adelaide is Australia’s wine capital and the gateway to 18 distinctive, world-renowned wine regions. There’s the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale all just an easy drive away, then Coonawarra 4 hour drive south. You just have to decide red, white or sparkling! ©Pierre Toussaint; Tourism NSW
Adelaide Central Market – Adelaide’s premier food destination for multi-cultural cuisine and fresh produce. One of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the Southern Hemisphere buzzing with life and colour all year round. This is a great place to wander sampling a huge range of food on offer, all under one roof and surrounded by some great cafés. The market is open Tuesday – Saturday.
Shopping - Shopaholics feel right at home on Rundle Mall, with over 700 retailers in one convenient pedestrian-friendly strip. Discover boutiques selling local designs and higher-end clothing stores on Rundle Street or one-off luxe homewares on King William Road. No matter which way you look at it, Adelaide is a shopper’s delight! © Tourism Australia
Beaches – Glenelg, Henley and Semaphore are some of the most popular. Catch the tram from the city to historic Glenelg, just 12 kilometres from the city centre, or if you don’t mind travelling a bit further the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula is just 45 minutes from the CBD.
Hahndorf – A stop at the German village of Hahndorf is recommended. Lined with jacaranda trees, the main street’s quaint and historic stone buildings are filled with art and craft galleries, cellar doors, antique shops, German bakeries, chocolate shops, pubs, cafés and a fantastic cheese cellar.
Kangaroo Island – One of the best places in Australia to see native animals in the wild. You may find kangaroos, koalas, platypus and sea lions. It has pristine beaches, dramatic coastal scenery and fresh seafood, and is a 30 minute flight or 2 hour drive and a short ferry ride south of Adelaide.
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Vibrant, affordable and best value in the heart of the city. Ibis Adelaide marries a funky design with great service and is changing perceptions of what an economy hotel can be. Boasting modern guest rooms with the latest technology and floor to ceiling windows welcoming great views and plenty of natural light. Located in the heart of the CBD and is just a short stroll from Rundle Mall and all major tourist attractions.
Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre
Situated in the vibrant north-west quarter of the Adelaide’s central business district. The great location provides easy accessibility to the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Casino, Adelaide Zoo and Rundle Mall shopping. Start the day right with free Express Start buffet breakfast, stay connected with free WiFi, recharge with our high quality bedding including a selection of soft and firm pillows.
Timelessly elegant, the Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury is conveniently located in the heart of Adelaide’s vibrant CBD. Overlooking Victoria Square, the beautifully restored UNESCO recognised renovation is reflective of Adelaide’s architectural beauty. Opposite the Town hall and GPO, the former treasury building is minutes away from Adelaide’s Central Market and Rundle Mall. © Frances Smith
These apartments are an easy walk to the cafés and restaurants and in the vibrant arts precinct, the cultural hub of Adelaide’s West End. Also nearby is the Casino, Convention Centre, Rundle Shopping Mall and the Art Gallery which was founded in 1881 and houses one of Australia’s great art collections.
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Great location, conveniently situated on North Terrace in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD, opposite the Adelaide Convention Centre, Sky City Casino, Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Adelaide Oval. Oaks Horizons is one of Adelaide’s most contemporary buildings offering modern one and two bedroom air-conditioned accommodation with cable TV and laundry facilities. Most apartments have private balconies with city views. 2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, guests can enjoy the hotel’s leisure facilities which include an indoor heated lap pool, sauna, spa, plunge pool, gymnasium and a tour booking service.
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
Located in a superb spot, within walking distance to many key attractions including Rundle Mall, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Zoo, National Wine Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval and the Botanic Gardens. The hotel is also minutes away from vibrant Rundle Street with its huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping. Majestic Roof Garden Hotel offers a variety of rooms ranging in sizes and features. All rooms feature custom made king beds and complimentary unlimited WiFi for your convenience. Facilities include a business centre, fitness room and on-site secure parking. Relax in the signature rooftop garden and enjoy panoramic views of Adelaide Hills and East End.
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ADELAIDE CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
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BAROSSA VALLEY CELLAR DOORS
South Australia’s capital city offers a wealth of experiences including arts and culture, worldclass sporting events and great food and wine. Drive past Adelaide’s cultural precinct, continue through North Adelaide, where you’ll see treelined streets before visiting Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre.
Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages before arriving at the Beerenberg Farm Shop, where there is time to taste and purchase from their full range of products. Then it’s on to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement.
A large selection of Cellar Doors to choose from. A good wine tour day is a visit to at least four to five Cellar Doors with Lunch. Experience breath-taking scenery of the amazing wine region of Barossa Valley with a local viewpoint.
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BEST WALKING TOUR
Mclaren Vale original upmarket off-road wine and wild life touring adventure. Enjoy an authentic, local day out with an exclusive home visit surprise lunch, alfresco food and drink tasting and beach drive.
This Adelaide walking tour is a must for anyone visiting the city. The Adelaide Tour master has spent a lifetime in the city and will point you in the direction of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets as you see the major tourist sites.
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Experience the best of Adelaide Central Market’s on this 2 hour tour. Home to over 80 product stalls, Adelaide Central Markets have become a ‘Foodie Heaven’. Discover the history of the markets and local gourmet tastings along the way.
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Captain Cook Cruises – PS Murray Princess
Discover the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic South Australian Outback, its unique flora and fauna, the legacy of old riverside ports and indigenous culture aboard the paddle wheeler PS Murray Princess. Experience a unique historic and nature based adventure, through some of the driest parts of the driest continent, past mallee scrub and ancient red gum forests, through towering gorges and ochre coloured limestone cliffs.
Hire a houseboat with Unforgettable Houseboats and experience a wonderful travel holiday on the Murray River South Australia, one of the most beautiful spots in Australia. Cruising on one of the fabulous, houseboats is the best way to enjoy the panoramic views the Murray River has to offer in comfort and style. Unforgettable Houseboats have over twenty years of experience in the houseboat rental and houseboat hire market and you can choose the houseboat that best accommodates your travel needs. The fleet of houseboats feature king and queen-size beds, jacuzzis, gourmet kitchens with dishwashers and microwaves, ducted air-conditioning and all the creature comforts of home!
Along the way visit historic ports and lush vineyards as you navigate the Murray’s big river bends. You can join a guided nature walk, take a small boat safari or visit a riverside village. Sample some of the local wine and produce, or take a camera and catch some memorable scenes of the abundant birdlife. Take a three night cruise for an indulgent long weekend. Discover the beautiful lower riverlands, a guided nature walk and backwater wildlife tour, visit Murray Bridge markets, historic houses and art galleries and taste the food and wine of this famous region. The four night cruise follows in the wake of great Australian pioneers along the Outback river highway, discovering towering sandstone cliffs and ancient gorges along the way. Enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door and an Aussie riverside bush BBQ at one of the most spectacular sites along the river. A seven night cruise is a combination of the three and four night cruises and includes a free tour to the Barossa valley.
The best part of all, if you don’t want to drive from Adelaide to Mannum there is an option of a return transfer from Adelaide Airport or CBD accommodation, additional charge applies. Unforgettable Houseboat holidays on the Murray River provides you with a comfortable and spacious living area for your own entertainment with family and friends. Whether cooking a gourmet meal in the kitchen or a barbecue on the front/rear deck you can relax and enjoy the company, wining and dining at your leisure and the best part of all is there is no itinerary to follow. You feel you are in another world. Stretch your legs with a stroll along the river bank in the afternoon. Set up your campfire for a memorable night around the bonfire under a canopy of stars. For the more adventurous traveller, you can hire on water equipment such as canoes for exploring the back waters of the Murray River. So sit back, relax and let the Murray River work its magic on you!
Departures: Set departures for 3, 4 & 7 night cruises
Departures: Set departures for 3, 4 & 7 night cruises
Inclusions: All meals including Captain’s Dinner, live entertainment, excursions as per itinerary, use of mini gym & sauna, tea & coffee bar, return coach transfers from Adelaide or car-parking in Mannum
Inclusions: All linen & towels, kitchen utensils, crockery & cutlery, fresh drinking water, safety jackets & river maps. Note: Houseboat drivers must hold a full current car drivers license & be over the age of 21 years
A lot of Perth’s magnetism is probably to do with the laid-back atmosphere the city exudes. The
warm sunny climate, picturesque location on the banks of the Swan River, and rich café culture all lend themselves to a holiday that’s all about slowing down and catching your breath. Nature and urban life exist in harmony in Perth, on Australia’s west coast. Perth is where the locals soak up more sunny days than in any other Australian capital city. The city is bustling with new bars, restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces. From eclectic markets to stylish malls, Perth offers a host of shopping options, each oozing their own unique style. You’ll find so much to buy; the only issue is making space in your suitcase for your new purchases. Not only is Perth in Australia’s biggest state, covering nearly one-third of the continent, but it is also the gateway to the acclaimed Margaret River wine region, the ancient Kimberley region, the romantic outback beach town of Broome and World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef.
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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Food and Wine – Delight your taste buds in Perth! You’ll find the warm climate makes for sensational
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alfresco dining. From food trucks to fine dining, organic local produce paired with locally-produced premium wines – Perth is bursting with flavour! Venture out to Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region, Swan Valley. Be sure to try a tasting tour of the cellar doors for perfect pairing of restaurants as well as boutique breweries. Perth is well known for its restaurant and bar scene, with more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in Australia, so you are spoilt for choice.
Kings Park – The jewel in the city’s crown. Kings Park is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful innercity parks and is visited by over 6 million people each year. The stunning location overlooks Perth city and the blue waters of the Swan River. Kings Park is 400.6 hectares and features both cultivated gardens and untamed bushland. Pack a picnic, take a jog or attend one of the Summer outdoor concerts.
Cottesloe Beach – You can’t visit Perth and not spend a bit of time on Perth’s pin-up beach. Feathery © Tourism Australia
soft blonde sand and clear aquamarine ocean. Only a 20 minute drive from the city centre, ‘Cott’ is one of the city’s most popular spots for swimming, snorkelling, surfing and drinking in ocean sunsets over a glass of wine.
Fremantle – A port city just 30 minutes from Perth. Known for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types, the streets are buzzing with buskers, wild collections of art and trendy cafés and bars. Be sure to check out Little Creatures Brewery, set on the waterfront, with award-winning craft beers and ales brewed on-site.
Rottnest Island – Home of the quokkas, the happiest little animal on earth! With 63 beaches to choose from you can snorkel in translucent waters, a great destination for water sports. Get around the island on a bicycle, escape the rush of the city and kick back on soft sand beaches. Only a 90 minute ferry from Barrack Street Jetty.
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Travelodge Hotel Perth Situated in the heart of the CBD, Travelodge Perth is nestled in a picturesque location, close to major shopping areas and a short stroll from the beautiful Swan River. Visitors to Perth can take advantage of the free city bus service which departs from the hotel’s doorstep and goes to the city’s major attractions.
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central
Located just around the corner from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and St Georges Terrace. Take a stroll through the greenery of Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens. After a day of exploring the beautiful city of Perth, relax and unwind with a drink and some tapas in the hotel’s restaurant courtyard.
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Perth is famed for its laid-back atmosphere, so be sure to spend some time relaxing on your self-contained apartment’s large balcony, embracing that vibe. The rooftop pool is another great spot for unwinding after a day of sightseeing. Perth’s dining precinct is a short stroll away with plenty of cuisine, bars and nightlife to enjoy.
Adina Apartment Hotel Perth
Adina Apartment Hotel Perth makes the perfect base from which to enjoy it all. The apartment hotel is ideally located on-site at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, close to the magnificent Kings Park. Jump on the free city transport system operating from the bus terminal, adjacent to the hotel, to discover this great city.
Fraser Suites Perth
Located in the East Perth of the CBD within the free transit zone, so you can jump on and off the local buses for free! Experience the beautifully furnished Studios, One and Two Bedroom Apartments all with floor to ceiling window views of the Swan River, Langley Park or the WACA - Western Australian Cricket Ground.
EXPLORE PERTH CITY WALKING TOUR
PERTH ELECTRIC BIKES TOUR
Discover the dynamic and vibrant city of Perth on a 2 hour walking tour with a fun local tour guide. Visit fantastic historical landmarks, hidden laneways and arcades, Perth’s street art scene, historic buildings and gardens.
Choose between Perth City Foreshore, Rottnest Island, the Northern Lakes or the Sunset Coast. Tours have an average distance of about 35-40 kilometres and offer an interpretation of the geological formations of the Swan Coastal Plain, learn about the Aboriginal Culture of the Noongar People’s uses of natural resources.
Take in the wonderful sights as you cruise the calm waters between Fremantle and Perth. Enjoy the Captain’s commentary for the duration of your cruise. Enjoy free time to explore Fremantle at your own leisure, before boarding your return cruise to Perth.
ROTTNEST ISLAND BIKE & SNORKEL TOUR
SWAN VALLEY GOURMET WINE CRUISE
PINNACLES DESERT, KOALAS & SANDBOARDING
Explore the island by bike (the only form of transport – cars are not allowed), discover secluded beaches, snorkel among the reefs and meet the local wildlife. You have the option to depart from Perth or Fremantle.
Relax and enjoy the iconic city skyline and beautiful picturesque landscape as you escape the city and cruise leisurely into the upper regions of the Swan Valley. Cruise along the river and get to know the Swan Valley a different way!
See koalas and other native animals at a wildlife park, have the option to enjoy a fish and chip lunch at the coastal town of Cervantes, take a guided walk through the Pinnacles, go sandboarding and 4WD over the vast sand dunes of Lancelin.
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Inhabiting much of Australia’s central mainland and central northern regions, the Northern Territory
is one of the last remaining genuine ‘Outback’ destinations in Australia. With so many natural wonders, ancient history, rich culture and unique wildlife to explore, a holiday to the Northern Territory can be as diverse as the region itself. Today, with its World Heritage-listed sites like Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Kakadu National Park, along with a huge number of other natural attractions, there are plenty of places to lose yourself and become immersed in your surroundings. With its long history of Aboriginal settlement you’ll find plenty of Indigenous culture on display – everything from ancient rock art and cultural centres to the sacred and iconic Uluru. Arnhem Land, to the east of Darwin, is one of the largest Aboriginal reserves in Australia and a bastion of Aboriginal culture – rock art, bark paintings and the home of the didgeridoo. Darwin is the perfect base to explore the natural attractions of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park with one of the highest concentrations of Aboriginal rock art sites in Australia. Alice Springs is the perfect destination for an authentic Outback encounter. Spectacular sunburnt landscapes, Outback spirit, isolated communities and colourful local characters. © Adrian Brown
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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Open Air Market – Soak up Darwin’s tropical night air, as well as aromas of food from all over the world beneath magical sunsets and browse the stalls at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Purchase natural skin care, local art, jewellery and clothing. ©Pierre Toussaint; Tourism NSW
Movie under the Stars – Under open skies, catch a flick at Deckchair Cinema – ‘the Deckie’ to locals. Operates seven nights a week from mid April to mid November screening a mix of local art house and mainstream movies. Local eateries operate pop-up food stalls, while the cinema bar sells frozen mango cheeks to keep you cool.
Art & Culture – Be inspired by the wealth and diversity of Darwin’s art, culture and heritage. Learn about the Dreamtime stories behind the region’s landscape and wildlife from the land’s traditional owners. Get hands-on and try spear throwing, didgeridoo playing or dot painting. Admire the abundance of local art, both traditional and contemporary at locally owned and run art centres and galleries in Darwin and on the Tiwi Islands.
Fishing – Throw a line into the waters of Darwin’s tropical coral reefs for a spot of offshore fishing. Catch a Matt Cherubino ©©Tourism Australia
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Rich in history – Immerse yourself in the diverse and fascinating history of Darwin. Tales of pioneering spirit and immigration, survival stories of WWII and Cyclone Tracy. The region’s history is captivating!
Tiwi Islands – Discover the beautiful Tiwi Islands, the ‘Island of Smiles’. Take the trip across the waterfront Darwin to find Aboriginal arts culture, coastal landscapes with breath-taking sunsets. The people on Tiwi Islands are famous for their traditional lifestyle, vibrant fabrics and textiles and stunning artworks.
Litchfield National Park – Only a two-hour drive South of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is Northern Territory’s © James Fisher
best kept secret. It’s where you let your worries fade away as you soak under a refreshing waterfall. Follow the waterfall walkways, visit historic ruins from pioneering days or simply just relax in a natural pool and breathe in the serenity of the surrounding monsoon forest.
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If you want to be in the middle of the action and close to the Darwin CBD, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is the place for you, it is surrounded by great shopping, a range of Territorian pubs, as well as some of the most amazing restaurants and cafés in the NT. Also on the hotel’s doorstep is the splendour of the Darwin Waterfront Lagoon, which hosts a range of water sports and outdoor activities. No matter how you spend your day, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is the perfect place to retreat to; dive into the refreshing waters of the pool, enjoy some delicious cuisine or a refreshing drink in Curve Restaurant and Bar, or withdraw to your private, comfortable hotel room.
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Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront Serviced apartment style living, combined with the hotel’s inner-city, waterfront location, makes Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront an excellent choice for both short and long-term stays. Featuring stylish and spacious one and two bedroom apartments or studio rooms, fully-equipped with all the comforts of home. Cook up fresh produce from the local markets in your kitchen, freshen up your clothes in your in-room laundry and spread out in your separate living area. On offer is also a large outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness centre, on-site parking and 24-hour reception, along with in-house movies.
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Mindil Beach Casino & Resort
Located just moments from Darwin CBD and set among tropical beachside gardens, Mindil Beach Casino Resort delivers the ultimate premium accommodation experience to the Top End. Experience magnificent dining with over eight award-winning restaurants and bars on-site, relax in the pool, laze on the private white sand beach, then make the most of our 24-hour entertainment choices. You are invited to take full advantage of the picturesque surroundings and extensive facilities on offer. The friendly staff are available 24 hours a day to assist in making your stay comfortable, enjoyable and above all, unforgettable. © Nicholas Kavo
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DARWIN HARBOUR CRUISE
EXPLORE DARWIN CITY SIGHTS
TIWI ISLANDS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Take in the highlights of Darwin Harbour aboard a spacious catamaran. Cruise by Bicentennial Park, Lameroo Beach, Stokes Hill Wharf, Larakeyah Barracks and more. Live commentary provides insight on Darwin, important sites for the Aboriginal Larrakia people.
This tour allows for the exploration of attractions in Darwin and is perfect for first time visitors. Experienced tour guides will showcase Darwin’s sights and attractions. You will be provided full commentary and you can enjoy the colourful sights of Darwin.
Spend the day with the traditional Tiwi people of Bathurst Island, one of the Tiwi Islands, off the coast of the Northern Territory. Take this rare opportunity to interact with a modernday Aboriginal community, gain insights into the complex cultural rituals of Australia’s Tiwi Islands.
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WALK THE BOTANIC GARDENS
LITCHFIELD SCENIC FLIGHT
DARWIN AIRBOAT TOUR
Exploring George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens with a local guide who knows its significance to Darwin, its history and where to find its notable plants along with the flowers and birdlife.
Departing from Darwin you’ll see the hidden corners of Litchfield, which are largely inaccessible by land. Stunning waterfalls, wetlands and ancient Outback landscapes provide perplexing views that won’t soon be forgotten.
Custom built V8 Airboat will take you on a 1 hour journey across Darwin Harbour and towards the city’s scenic mangroves, where you will cruise along the mudflats and take in the beautiful surrounds. Experience the unique thrill of an airboat ride.
Offering a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, with world-class activities and attractions nearby. Nestled amongst the foothills of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Hobart combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle in a setting of exceptional beauty.
Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond. With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone. Award-winning restaurants offer fine dining experiences using the best Tasmanian produce recognised by the world’s best chefs, while on the waterfront punts and fishmongers sell the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean. Enjoy the contrast of elegant heritage sandstone alongside modern architecture. Explore Salamanca Place, a short walk from the waterfront, with its galleries, theatres, craft shops and restaurants in 1830s Georgian warehouses and on Saturdays enjoy the food and entertainment of Salamanca Market. Fico © Osborne Images
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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Salamanca Place & Battery Point – Salamanca Place, famous for its markets every Saturday and Battery Point with its Georgian cottages, art and craft shops and restaurants.
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Walsh collection. Just 15 minutes from Hobart on the shore of the River Derwent.
Food & Wine – Join the locals along the popular dining strips in historic Salamanca or North Hobart. Award-winning restaurants offer fine dining experiences using the best Tasmanian produce recognised by the world’s best chefs, while on the waterfront punts and fishmongers sell the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean.
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington – Sweeping views of Hobart and the surrounding waterways can be appreciated from kunanyi’s peak or from a bike careening down its slopes. Bushwalk to the Organ Pipes or keep to the foothills and take a Cascade Brewery tour. © Tourism Australia
Mt Field National Park – Tasmania’s first national park with stunning vistas, great walks and abundant wildlife. An easy drive from Hobart, Mt Field is very popular with nature lovers for well over a century. There are also many caves throughout the park, most only suited to experienced cavers. The Junee Cave, in the Junee State Reserve, south of the national park is accessible to the general public.
Bruny Island – Accessed via a 20 minute crossing by ferry, around a 35 minute drive south of Hobart. Bruny
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Island has some of Tasmania’s most beautifully preserved natural environments with abundant wildlife and stunning cliff top views. The island is also a haven for many rare and endangered plants and animals. View the Neck from the lookout steps and check out the optical illusion that makes the sea-level appear higher on one side than the other!
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Lenna of Hobart
The award-winning ibis Styles Hobart is Tasmania’s largest hotel. Located in the Hobart CBD with 296 rooms, this hotel features an infinity indoor swimming pool plus Mr Good Guy Bar + Asian Kitchen – Asian street food with a cheeky modern twist. This vibrant and colourful hotel is just a short walk from the famous Salamanca Market and waterfront precinct.
Lenna of Hobart is not just a place to rest your head, it’s an experience. Located a stones throw away from Salamanca Place, Hobart waterfront, Battery Point and walking distance to the CBD and Mona ferry. A separate accommodation wing features modern rooms offering mountain, river or park views. Nearby attractions include Mona, Mount Wellington, Richmond, Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula and the Huon Valley.
Located right on Salamanca Place in the historic Sullivan’s Cove waterfront precinct of Hobart. The stylish contemporary apartments, townhouses, studio apartments and penthouses have been recently refurbished and feature spacious living areas and modern kitchen facilities. Salamanca Terraces is ideally situated on Salamanca Place, adjacent to Hobart’s picturesque waterfront and the historic precinct of Battery Point.
Innkeepers Tasmania Statewide Touring Accommodation
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys – Bruny Island Cruises
Port Arthur Historic Site
When you stay with Innkeepers, Tasmania’s wilderness, heritage and vibrant cities are right on your doorstep. Convenient statewide locations allow you to experience all the best Tasmania has to offer at a price that will not break the budget. Stroll to restaurants, galleries and shopping in the heart of a beautiful Tasmanian city.
Spend a thrilling three hours exploring the spectacular coastline and wildlife of Bruny Island. Cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock’. Enter deep sea caves, cruise past wave carved sea stacks including The Monument, and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, located 90 minutes’ drive southeast of Hobart, brings Australia’s early convict history to life. It is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world. There is a lot to see and do with more than 30 historic buildings and ruins to explore.
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