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Australia

South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory & Tasmania


Australia Map

TORRES STRAIT

ARAFURA SEA TIMOR SEA ARNHEM LAND

DARWIN

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Katherine

Kununurra

Broome

Tennant Creek

Fitzroy Crossing

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PILBARA

Kalgoorlie

PERTH

York

Hyden

Fremantle

QUEENSLAND Noosa

SOUTH AUSTRALIA Coober Pedy

Geraldton

Mackay

Alice Springs

ULURU Kings Canyon KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK YularaUlu_ru Kata Tju_ta

GIBSON DESERT

Monkey Mia

Branbury Albany

Surfers Paradise

NEW SOUTH WALES Broken Hill

Dubbo

Port Augusta ADELAIDE

Margaret River

BRISBANE

Lake Eyre

Wilpena Pound

Esperance

INDIAN OCEAN

CORAL SEA

Townsville

FLIN RAN DERS GES

Ningaloo Reef

Cairns

Halls Creek

Port Hedland Exmouth

Port Douglas

NORTHERN TERRITORY

PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK

Derby

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT

SOUTHERN OCEAN

BAROSSA VALLEY

Victor Harbour Kangaroo Island

McLaren Vale

Tamworth HUNTER VALLEY

Bathurst Katoomba

Mildura

CANBERRA Echuca Bendigo

Wodonga

Ballarat

VICTORIA

Geelong

MELBOURNE

King Island

ACT

SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

Flinders Island Launceston

TASMANIA HOBART

TASMAN SEA


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Contents General Information

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Welcome to Australia

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Experience Northern Territory

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Darwin Accommodation Alice Springs & Surrounds Uluru & Surrounds

Experience South Australia

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Adelaide Accommodation

Northern Territory Touring Northern Territory Self-Drives

Adelaide Sightseeing

Experience Tasmania

Wine Country

Tasmania Accommodation

Kangaroo Island

Tasmania Sightseeing

The Murray River

Tasmania Touring

Flinders & the Outback

Tasmania Self-Drives

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South Australia Touring

Touring Australia

South Australia Self-Drives

Experience Western Australia Perth & Surrounds Accommodation Perth Sightseeing

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Rental Cars

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Cruise Australia Rail Journeys Flightseeing Holidays

© Don Fuchs

South West Coral Coast Broome & Kimberley Western Australia Touring Western Australia Self-Drives

© Tourism NT

General Information House of Travel Accommodation Ratings To assist with the selection of your accommodation we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. These are personal ratings offered by our people from their own experience and should therefore be used as a guide only. These ratings may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances. Moderate accommodation with a reasonable range of rooms and facilities, with rooms furnished to a comfortable standard. Superior standard of accommodation with a wide range of rooms and facilities, and a higher standard of service. First Class accommodation with an excellent range of facilities and services. Accommodation in this rating is considered among the best in the country. A half star is noted when the level of service and facilities falls between two grades. Grading accommodation can be quite subjective and generally speaking the standard and services will be in line with the price paid. Please check with your House of Travel specialist to ensure you get the accommodation to best suit your needs. CHILD POLICY: Please note bedding configuration varies between properties and in some cases with different room types within a property. Some hotels also offer family bonuses and specials. Your House of Travel consultant will help you choose the hotel to best suits you and your family’s needs. PRICE INDICATOR: The price is provided as a guide only. The actual price may differ to that indicated in this brochure due to currency fluctuations, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Your travel specialist will quote you the actual price at the time of booking. Per person pricing is based in New Zealand dollars.

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Welcome to

Australia

South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory & Tasmania

© Greg Snell

Discover the four states that are filled with diverse and iconic Australian experiences that are renowned the world over: South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. Whether you’ve got two weeks to see the sights or six months to cover these vast states in a campervan, here you’ll find everything you need to know about the places to go and things to do on your unique holiday. Step into South Australia with Adelaide festivals or a visit to the Adelaide Hills. Meet native wildlife on Kangaroo Island and swim with sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula. Explore wineries in the Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula. South Australia’s Outback is home to the Flinders Ranges, Simpson Desert and often parched Lake Eyre. Explore Western Australia from beach-blessed Perth. Visit Rottnest Island and Freemantle heading south for Margaret River wineries, Kalgoorlie’s goldfields and pink lake and Albany’s dramatic coastline. Head north for the rugged Pinnacles and Karijini National Park, and Ningaloo and Monkey Mia’s marine treasures. North in the Kimberley, an epic 4WD links Broome’s Cable Beach with Kununurra and El Questro Station. Experience Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness, great food and wine, compact cities and clean air. Hobart is gateway to historic Port Arthur, the wildlife of Bruny Island and Maria Island, and breathtaking Wineglass Bay in Freycinet. From Launceston or Devonport, discover Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Liffey Falls and Flinders Island in Bass Strait. Discover Tasmania’s wild west coast via Strahan. Lose yourself in the Northern Territory’s ancient Aboriginal culture and rugged landscapes. Tropical Darwin is your gateway to World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park, lush Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge and the communities of Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land. From Alice Springs, discover the Red Centre attractions of Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Devils Marbles, the Larapinta Trail and historic Tennant Creek. The choices for travelling these spectacular states of Australia are as diverse as the country itself. Sit back, relax and plan your unique Aussie escape today! 2


Experience

South Australia

Festivals and Events 2016/17 12 Feb-14 Mar

Adelaide Fringe

18 & 20 Feb

Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival

03-06 Mar

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars

26 Feb-14 Mar

Adelaide Festival of Arts

May (date TBC)

Kangaroo Island FEASTival

13-15 May

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

10-13 Jun

McLaren Vale Sea & Vines

10-25 Jun

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Aug (date TBC)

Barossa Gourmet Weekend

Oct (date TBC)

Adelaide Film Festival

15 Oct

Riverland Food & Wine Festival

14-29 Nov

Feast Festival

Jan 17 (dates TBC)

Harvest Festival

Average Temperatures in ˚C Dec-Feb: 14/26 Jun-Aug: 7/16

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Mar-May: 10/25 Sep-Nov: 9/24

South Australia is a bit of a hidden gem for Kiwis who have traditionally visited the eastern gateways on their holidays to Australia. In fact, a direct flight to Adelaide from Auckland is only 50 minutes longer than flying to Melbourne, and it’s well worth the extra time in the air. Known as the ’20 minute city’, Adelaide is the gateway to all there is to see and do in South Australia. It is both cultural and cool, and its superb shopping, beaches, history and restaurants are not to be missed. It seems like all roads lead to wine and food in South Australia. From Adelaide there are nine distinct wine regions within 90 minutes drive, none more famous than the Barossa wine region located less than an hour drive from the CBD. Another popular region just one hour from Adelaide is the majestic Murray River. Take an escorted river cruise on an historic paddlewheeler or, if you feel like creating your own adventure, get a group of friends together and captain your own luxury houseboat as you cruise the Murray River. Whatever you choose to do on your holiday, South Australia boasts an outstanding variety of places to see and experiences to enjoy. You’ll find vast landscapes, dazzling uncrowded beaches, varied wildlife and friendly locals who always have time for a chat. So what are you waiting for? Pick up a few bottles of local wine, stock up on local produce and pack your cossie because in South Australia you’ve got all the elements of a perfect holiday!


Experience South Australia Our favourite things to see and do ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET – Buzzing with life and colour all year round this is a great place to wander sampling the freshest of local ingredients. There’s a huge range of fresh food, all under one roof and surrounded by some great cafés. The market is open Tuesday – Saturday. 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 hours drive and a short ferry ride south of Adelaide. BEACHES – Glenelg, Henley and Semaphore are some of the most popular, catch the tram from the city to historic Glenelg (our favourite) just 12km 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. WINE – You can’t come to Adelaide without sampling the superb wine. There are household names like Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Jacob’s Creek plus countless boutique estates. There’s the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale all just an easy drive away, then Coonawarra 4 hours drive south. HAHNDORF – With its rich German history and buildings dating back to the 1800s. Spend the day exploring art and craft stores, German bakeries, cheese cellars and cellar doors. SEA LIFE ENCOUNTERS – Swimming with sea lions may sound a tad scary, but what an experience. Getting up close and personal to these puppies of the sea on the Eyre Peninsula is an experience you’ll never forget. If you are looking for a thrill, then why not cage dive with the great white sharks at Neptune Island. See these majestic predators up close, a little too close for comfort perhaps?

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Mount Gambier

VICTORIA

Kingston South East

WILPENA POUND

Mannum

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Peterborough Clare Valley Renmark

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Port Lincoln

Port Pirie

MCLAREN VALE

Whyalla

Elliston

HAHNDORF

Port Augusta

Streaky Bay

INDIAN OCEAN

Wilpena

COOBER PEDY

Ceduna

Lake Frome

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Great Australian Bight

Lake Torrens

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Woomera Lake Gairdner

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NEW SOUTH WALES

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Distances are approximate, in kilometres and based on direct routes.

CAPE JERVIS

QUEENSLAND

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65

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453

253

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105

75

169

151

371

516

650

135

156

138

156

202

516

772

779

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810

647

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49

44

202

412

80

68

234

429

23

155

418

171

433

CAPE JERVIS

107

CLARE VALLEY

123

253

COOBER PEDY

848

953

650

HAHNDORF

22

105

135

772

MCLAREN VALE

34

75

156

779

33

MANNUM

66

169

138

787

49

80

MURRAY BRIDGE

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151

156

802

44

68

23

RENMARK

254

371

202

810

202

234

155

171

WILPENA POUND

453

516

249

647

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Adelaide

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Known as the ‘20 minute city’, Adelaide is the gateway to all there is to see and do in South Australia. It is both cultural and cool, and its superb shopping, beaches, history and restaurants are not to be missed. 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. Shopaholics feel right at home on Rundle Mall, Adelaide’s shopping heart. At the end of the day you can soak up the atmosphere in one of more than 700 restaurants along Adelaide’s eat streets – try Gouger St, Rundle St or Hutt St. 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 (home to the largest collection of Aboriginal artifacts in Australia), 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 cafes along Jetty Road. In the Adelaide Hills, 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. 5


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Whitmore Square

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Ibis Adelaide

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This is an affordable option if you want to save your pennies for the important things like South Australian wine, shopping, dining and sightseeing! You’re still an easy walk from all the main city attractions and cultural experiences of the Art Gallery of South Australia and The South Australian Museum.

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.

Awarded ‘Best Economy Hotel in Australia’ at the 2015 Hotel Management awards, the brand new ibis Adelaide marries a funky design with great service and is changing perceptions of what an economy hotel can be. Perfectly located in the heart of the CBD, the $70 million hotel is a short stroll from all major tourist attractions.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $69 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms & Studios

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $79 ROOM TYPES: Studios, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $79 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Riverview Apartment

Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

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Oaks Horizons

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An historic hotel located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace – opposite the Festival Centre and Casino in the heart of the restaurant, bar and shopping precinct. Wandering North Terrace is a must as it’s home to some great museums and galleries. You’re just seconds from the free city tram and an easy walk from Adelaide Oval & Rundle Mall.

Everything Adelaide has to offer is right on the doorstep of these great apartments. You’re right on North Terrace with the city’s shopping and dining precincts just a quick walk away. Stroll up the road to find museums, art galleries and the National Wine Centre, or cross the river to see the famous Adelaide Oval.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115 ROOM TYPES: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Adelaide Accommodation

Adelaide Rockford

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Oaks Plaza Pier, Glenelg

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Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

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This boutique style hotel, with rooftop pool, is in the vibrant arts precinct of the city. You’ll find galleries nearby and the ‘Jam Factory’ where you can watch the artists at work. Only minutes from the redeveloped Adelaide Oval, the scenic river precinct, shopping and dining areas, including the famous Central Market.

Glenelg, just 10km from the heart of Adelaide, is a charming seaside resort set on the sandy shores of Holdfast Bay. This apartment hotel is absolute beachfront, so it’s perfect for experiencing what Glenelg is all about. Soak up the scenery from your balcony that overlooks the beach or the park, or head out to the nearby jetty.

This is a superb spot, just a 50m stroll from cosmopolitan Rundle Street with its superb shopping and array of cafés and restaurants where you can eat your way around the world on one street. The museums, galleries and monuments of North Terrace are also just a quick walk away.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $95 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $105 ROOM TYPES: Studios, 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $109 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Studio King Room

Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury

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Crowne Plaza Adelaide

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Peppers Waymouth Hotel

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Superbly located in Adelaide’s CBD, adjacent to the Town Hall and opposite the GPO. Overlooking Victoria Square and is just three blocks from Rundle Mall. The hotel is just minutes from the delights of Adelaide’s Central Market – perfect for sampling South Australia’s fresh produce, or strolling to Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens on North Terrace.

Relax in the refreshingly modern surrounds of the city’s latest upscale hotel. Located in the heart of the city, you are only a short walk from many attractions, including Rundle Street’s fashion boutiques, lively café culture and Adelaide Oval. And as you’re in Australia’s wine capital, we recommend a trip to the National Wine Centre of Australia.

A stylish cosmopolitan hotel located in the heart of Adelaide. Explore all that Adelaide and its surrounds have to offer. Rundle Mall Shopping precinct, cultural boulevard North Terrace, Adelaide Convention Centre and the dining areas of Gouger and Waymouth streets are all within walking distance.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $119 ROOM TYPES: Studios, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $125 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Adelaide Sightseeing

Adelaide City Highlights Tour

Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf

Victor Harbor & McLaren Vale Highlights

South Australia’s capital city offers a wealth of experiences including arts and culture, worldclass sporting events and great food and wine. Check out the North Terrace Cultural District, Haigh’s Chocolate and then on to Glenelg, Adelaide’s premier seaside suburb.

Take in the Adelaide Hills, home to the Mt Lofty Ranges, rolling vineyards and unspoilt bush as you make your way to the historic German settlement of Hahndorf. Sample the local handmade produce as well as the arts and crafts of this beautiful region.

Travel the picturesque Adelaide Hills and into the Fleurieu Peninsula, where the vines meet the sea. Pass through Goolwa and onto Victor Harbor, one of South Australia’s most popular seaside towns, before returning to Adelaide via the popular wine region, McLaren Vale.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $79

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Half day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $85

DEPARTS: Wed & Sat DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $129

River Murray Highlights

Fleurieu Explorer

Craft Beer Discovery

Cruise the historic River Murray enjoying the magnificent landscapes of this picturesque region. Relax while taking a cruise and gain an insight into this unique river system. On the return journey, visit Melba’s Chocolate Factory and Woodside Cheese Wrights at Woodside.

Join your local tour guide on a thrilling, holistic journey exploring the unknown and hidden beauty where other tours do not go. Incredible outdoor lunches serving local food and wine while showcasing breathtaking landscape, wildlife and unforgettable coastlines – the way locals see it.

Visit Fleurieu Peninsula’s quirky breweries offering a huge spectrum of beautifully made, local craft beers. Enjoy thrilling off-road adventure, journeying to exclusive locations for intriguing beer-cheese pairing, wildlife, a beach drive and endless fun and laughter.

DEPARTS: Mon & Fri DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $185

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $335

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $335

Rental Cars

Adelaide Airport Transfers

The perfect way to tour this state is to self-drive so you can explore at your own pace. With so much to offer when it comes to landscapes and the great outdoors. From Kangaroo Island to Eyre Peninsula and the Barossa to Adelaide Hills, the scenery is vast and diverse.

Reduce your carbon footprint and have the peace of mind of a pre-arranged transfer to your hotel accommodation. JC Minibuses provide the most frequent and direct, door to door airport transfer services to and from Adelaide City. So sit back, relax and be transferred in air conditioned comfort!

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $61 (based on 7 day car hire)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $85

The price guide shown is per adult, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Wine Country

It seems like all roads lead to wine and food in South Australia. The state produces 50 percent of Australia’s wine and boasts some of the most diverse, accessible and legendary cellar doors in the country. 1

Clare Valley

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McLaren Vale

Adelaide Hills

Victor Harbor Kangaroo Island 9

Cape Jervis

Start in the Adelaide Hills, just a short 20 minute drive from Adelaide’s city centre. With its many interlinking villages, roadside stalls and excellent cellar door restaurants, you can spend the day exploring and tasting the region’s fresh produce and vibrant wines. This cool climate wine growing area specialises in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. Continue north to the Barossa. Less than an hour drive from Adelaide and you’re in Australia’s most famous wine region. Rich in history and bursting with the nation’s most renowned names in wine, the Barossa consists of two major sub regions – the Barossa floor and Eden Valley, each producing richly textured and generous styles of wine. Further north, the Clare Valley offers a taste of authentic country life at the foot of the Flinders Ranges and Outback. It’s well known as a picturesque wine region, with more than 30 cellar door outlets and a reputation for sensational Rieslings. South of Adelaide, McLaren Vale boasts 70 boutique wineries within 45 minutes drive of the city. Renowned as a boutique wine region where “the vines meet the sea”, McLaren Vale is best known for its great vineyard restaurants and relaxed coastal lifestyle. It’s also a region of outstanding fresh produce, including its famous almond groves – all of which can be tasted at Saturday’s popular Willunga Farmers Market. Be sure to get there early.


Wine Country Accommodation & Sightseeing

Clare Country Club

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Adelaide Hills Country Cottages

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Spend the days exploring over 35 boutique wineries, art galleries and antique stores, then come home to a beverage in front of the crackling log fire. If you’ve been playing golf at the adjacent course or cycling or walking the Riesling Trail, sinking into your own hot spa is the perfect way to end the day before delighting your taste buds with regionally inspired cuisine at Conners Restaurant and Bar.

Escape to your own private cottage in the Adelaide Hills, tucked away on an idyllic 200-acre apple orchard, lemon grove and grazing property. Each one has its own character, style and attention to detail with gorgeous names like Apple Tree Cottage, Gum Tree Cottage, Lavender Fields Luxury and The Nest. Will yours be an English country cottage or a Mediterranean style villa?

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $85 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $245 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

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The Louise

When you’re not out trying all those amazing local wines and produce, you can relax on your private balcony and soak up the views of the Barossa Valley, play tennis, have a round of golf or treat yourself to a little indulgence at the Endota Spa. The Barossa has lots of events – grab a map and explore the villages, rolling hills and vineyards by foot, bike or car.

The Louise offers absolute luxury with breathtaking vineyard views. Located in the heart of the Barossa wine country, on a hill, surrounded by sweeping vistas overlooking thousands of acres of vineyards. Be sure to check out Appellation for a world-class dining experience, known for a commitment to showcasing the best of the Barossa with fresh local ingredients and an award-winning wine list.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $325 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Barossa Food & Wine Experience

Barossa Highlights Tour

Day tour from Adelaide

Day tour from Adelaide

Explore South Australia’s premium wine region on this food and wine tour. Sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines and gourmet food that makes this wine region so special. Visit four cellar doors including a delicious two course Barossa lunch at Saltram Wine Estate, Angaston including an option to taste some of their quality wines.

Take in the sights, smells and tastes of the Barossa on this unique small group tour. Enjoy great wines from some of the most popular wineries, be amazed by the spectacular views of the beautiful Barossa and enjoy a delicious lunch with your new found friends.

DEPARTS: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $165

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $185

The price guide shown is per adult or per adult per night for twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is one of the most unique, unspoilt places in Australia. It is a pristine wilderness offering protection to large populations of native Australian animals. Traverse the 155km length and you’ll find soaring cliffs, dense forest, towering sand dunes, wetlands and massive white beaches with clear waters. ADELAIDE Kingscote

Cape Jervis

Penneshaw American River Flinders Chase National Park

Seal Bay Vivonne Bay Remarkable Rocks

Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park

There’s something for everyone here – get up close and personal with the kangaroos, koalas and fur seals in their natural habitat, relax on one of the many stunning beaches found on the island, jump on a sand board for an adrenalin rush, quad-bike the coast, try your hand at fishing and discover the dramatic granite boulders at Remarkable Rocks. Recharge your batteries and delight your taste buds with the fine gourmet foods produced on the island – freshly caught King George Whiting, sheep cheese, marron, a unique variety of honey and an exciting range of varietal wines. SeaLink ferries take 45 minutes and have connecting mainland coach transfers. Recognised as one of Australia’s iconic National Landscapes, Kangaroo Island offers a wealth of inspiring nature-based experiences. There are many National and Conservation Parks on Kangaroo Island, which cover almost one-third of the island, a great way to see them all is to purchase a National Parks Pass. See Kangaroo Island come alive over the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival weekend held at the beautiful Cygnet River Race Course. Get ready for trackside marquees, colour, fashion and a party atmosphere! More and more people are making a long weekend of it and enjoying the carnival atmosphere of the Coopers KI Cup.

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Kangaroo Island Accommodation & Sightseeing

Kangaroo Island Experience

Kangaroo Island Food, Wine & Wilderness

2 days/1 night

3 days/2 nights

Explore South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination. Visit unique Seal Bay where you’ll get up close to nature as the wild Australian Sea-lions frolic and laze about on this stunning beach. Enjoy lunch in an Australian bush setting, followed by a walk around Remarkable Rocks and see Admirals Arch in the Flinders Chase National Park.

If food and wine are your thing, look no further. Experience an array of wine and food tastings at some of Kangaroo Island’s famous spots. See kangaroos, koalas, native birdlife and wild Australian sea lions in their natural habitats and visit some of the hot spots of Kangaroo Island. You won’t miss a thing on this three day tour.

DEPARTURES: Daily INCLUSIONS: Return Adelaide transfer, return ferry, 4WD touring with expert guide, 1 night accommodation, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch PRICE GUIDE FROM: $495

DEPARTURES: Mon, Wed & Fri INCLUSIONS: Return Adelaide transfer, return ferry, 4WD touring with expert guide, 2 nights accommodation, selected tastings, 3 lunches PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2155

Best of Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Self-Drive

2 days/1 night

2 days/1 night

Explore the fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, landscapes and unique local produce. Visit Clifford’s Honey Farm, enjoy a Seal Bay guided tour, marvel at the Birds of Prey flight show and watch pelican-feeding. See the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, feed kangaroos and spot koalas and visit Flinders Chase National Park including Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

Experience the unspolit beauty of Kangaroo Island on this self-drive tour. One third of the island is a national park so it is a premier destination for nature lovers. Walk amongst wildlife and view dramatic scenery from dunes to boulders that will take your breath away. Extend your stay so you can take in the scenery on the way, and perhaps swim with dolphins or spend an evening with penguins.

DEPARTURES: Daily INCLUSIONS: Return Adelaide coach transfer, return ferry, air-conditioned coach, local guide, 1 night accommodation, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches PRICE GUIDE FROM: $669

DEPARTURES: Daily INCLUSIONS: Return Adelaide coach transfer, return ferry, 2 day medium car rental, 1 night accommodation PRICE GUIDE FROM: $485

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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The Murray River The mighty Murray River carves its way some 650km through South Australia before it enters the Southern Ocean at Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula. With more than 40 national parks located along the river, the region is rich in wildlife with many species of birds, fish and native animals.The golden age of the paddle steamer, when there were dozens plying the waters of the Murray carrying passengers and goods, have long departed but there are still a few grand old ladies on the water and they’re a great way to absorb the landscape and history of this region. Spend some time exploring the Riverland region’s orchards and wineries; it produces almost all of Australia’s citrus fruit and stonefruit. It’s also a great family destination; hire a houseboat and explore the river, or just find a favourite sandy beach on the riverbank and spend a few lazy days fishing, swimming, canoeing and waterskiing. © SATC/Photographer

Unforgettable Houseboats

Captain Cook - PS Murray Princess

8 days/7 nights

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.

Day 1: Embark The instructor will take you through the boat and teach you how to drive.

Along the way visit historic ports and lush vineyards as you navigate the Murray’s big river bends. You can hike around a boardwalk trail or join a guided nature walk. Take a small boat safari, visit a riverside village and enjoy all the fun of a riverside BBQ. Sample some of the local produce at the cellar door, or take a camera and catch some memorable scenes of the abundant birdlife.

Day 2: Bowhill – Walker Flat Travel to Bowhill, stop for lunch and continue to Walker Flat for the evening.

Take a 3 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.

Day 4: Walker Flat – Big Bend Travel from Walker Flat to Big Bend.

The 4 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.

Day 6: Day cruising between Walker Flat – Bowhill Cruise back downstream and find a mooring between Walker Flat and Bowhill.

A 7 night cruise is a combination of the 3 and 4 night cruises and includes a free side trip to the Barossa valley.

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Imagine tying up at the riverbank for a walk, gathering some firewood then settling in around the campfire to watch the stars. Unforgettable Houseboats have 10 luxury vessels to choose from, sleeping between 2 - 12 passengers, so you can take the whole family or enjoy an intimate cruise for two.

Day 3: Day at leisure at Walker Flat Hop off the boat and enjoy the day experiencing South Australia at its best.

Day 5: Big Bend-Swan Reach Travel up to Swan Reach, stop at Swan Reach for lunch or dinner.

Day 7: Mannum Continue downstream to Mannum and moor overnight in the town or at a secluded spot. Day 8: Disembark

DEPARTURES: Fri & Mon at 4.30pm

DEPARTURES: Mon and Fri

INCLUSIONS: Based on 3 night Discovery Cruise (Inside Cabin), 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: Based on a 8 berth boat for 7 nights, all linen & towels, kitchen utensils, crockery & cutlery, fresh drinking water, safety jackets and river maps. Note: Houseboat driver must have full car or boat drivers license and be over 21 years

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1095

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $325 (Unforgettable 1 – sleeps 8) The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


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Flinders & The Outback South Australia’s Outback is about as far removed from city life as you can get, and yet it’s surprisingly accessible. Hire a car and within four hours you can be exploring this incredible destination. The rugged mountain ranges, deep gorges and varied wildlife of the Flinders Ranges create a photogenic landscape, but the area is also prized for its ancient Aboriginal rock art and fossils. If you’ve got the time,it’s well worth venturing further into the Outback and discovering the more out of the way gems – the deep Outback is home to vast salt pans, natural thermal springs and desert trails where you’ll encounter varied wildlife and interesting locals. Your biggest surprise may be what appears on your plate at meal times. Delicacies like quandongs (sometimes described as a native peach), Bundaleer wine (produced in the Southern Flinders Ranges) and bush honey all feature in local cuisine.

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Rawnsley Park Station

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There’s nothing quite like an Outback sunset, and this sheep station has seen plenty. Whether you opt for a camping experience or a private eco-villa, it’s a great base for 4WD tours, scenic flights or just enjoying the scenery. With an abundance of Australian native wildlife and flora, Rawnsley Park Station is ideally situated for exploring South Australia’s remarkable Flinders Ranges. A great way to experience the Flinders Ranges is to take a guided morning walking tour and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the Australian bush.

For the ultimate Coober Pedy experience, spend a night underground in one of the cool, quiet rooms that make up the Desert Cave Hotel. If you prefer to be able to see the stars, they also have rooms above ground. The location of this hotel allows you to experience the underground shops and bar as well as the usual hotel services. There are a number of spots around town where you can try your luck searching for opals and if you want to pick up some tricks on how the old folks did it, pay a visit to the Old Timers Mine and Museum.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $169 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Simpson Desert Regional Reserve

Oodnadatta

Tallaringa Conservation Park

Coober Pedy

William Creek

Kati Thanda Lake Eyre National Park

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Strzelecki Regional Park

Marree Leigh Creek Nullarbor Regional Reserve

Glendambo

Lake Gairdner National Park

Lake Frome

Lake Torrens National Park

NEW SOUTH WALES

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Port Augusta

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Touring

South Australia

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South Australia Touring Whether you’re travelling for your tastebuds in the Barossa or the Clare Valley, looking for some adventure in the Outback, or hoping to discover wildlife on Kangaroo Island, make the most of your stay in South Australia with one of these great touring itineraries. There is definitely plenty to do, so why not let the experts do the hard work for you, whilst you take in the sights.

City, Wine & Wildlife

Adelaide, Murray River & Kangaroo Island

6 days/5 nights

7 days/6 nights

Discover the delightful city of Adelaide, taste wines from the Barossa, meander through Hahndorf in the picturesque Adelaide Hills and explore the fantastic sights and attractions of Kangaroo Island. A great taste of the many highlights South Australia has to offer, exploring the different regions at your leisure.

Visit the picturesque city of Adelaide, a short introduction to the beautiful and historic Murray River between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge on a PS Murray Princess cruise. Tour the wonders of Kangaroo Island such as the Seal Bay Conservation Park, Flinders Chase National Park and Parndana Wildlife Park.

Day 1: Arrive Adelaide

Day 1-3: Murray River Travel onboard the PS Murray Princess for your 3 night cruise. The cruise includes a number of onshore tours & activities as well as onboard entertainment, great service and delicious food with local South Australian wines.

Day 2: Barossa Valley Explore Australia’s famous wine region on the Taste of Barossa tour and enjoy the picturesque Adelaide Hills, visiting Hahndorf – Australia’s oldest German Settlement. Alternatively enjoy a food and wine journey to the Barossa to sample some of the region’s finest food and wine on a Barossa Food and Wine Experience tour. Day 3-5: Kangaroo Island Head to Kangaroo Island and pick up your rental car to explore. Check out the Dudley Peninsula, including a visit to Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Dudley Cellar Door, beautiful Pennington Bay and the fishing village of American River. Discover some of Kangaroo Island’s great food and wine including nearby Island Beehive where they produce organic honey, Kangaroo Island Pure Sheep Dairy for great cheese and yoghurts, KI Spirits, which produces a range of unique liqueurs and gin and Bay of Shoals Wines, a delightful cellar door. On day 5 take the ferry back to Adelaide for your final night. Day 6: Depart Adelaide *Extra nights can be added to your Adelaide or Kangaroo Island stay (extra cost)

Day 4: Discover Adelaide Return to Adelaide and enjoy a free afternoon exploring the city. Day 5-6: Kangaroo Island You will be picked up from your hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. Board your luxury SeaLink coach and your local driver/ guide will take you on an amazing two day tour of Kangaroo Island. This relaxed yet comprehensive tour allows you to discover Kangaroo Island’s fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes and unique local produce. On day 6 take the ferry back to Adelaide for your final night. Day 7: Depart Adelaide *Extra nights can be added to your Adelaide or Kangaroo Island stay (extra cost)

DEPARTURES: Daily (excluding hotel blackout dates)

DEPARTURES: Departs Fri (closeouts apply)

INCLUSIONS: 3 nights accommodation Adelaide, 2 nights accommodation Kangaroo Island, Barossa Food & Wine Experience or the Barossa & Hahndorf Highlights tour, Return coach/ferry to/from Kangaroo Island, 3 day rental car on Kangaroo Island

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights accommodation Adelaide, 4 day/3 night Cruise on the PS Murray Princess (Twin) including all meals & entertainment onboard, 2 Day/1 Night Best of Kangaroo Island including accommodation, lunch & breakfast

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $989

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1789

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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South Australia Self-Drives Once you arrive in South Australia, getting around is easy. With short driving distances and very little traffic, it makes sense to pick up a rental car and explore at your own pace. You’ve heard it’s not the destination but the journey that counts, so make the most of a great South Australian road trip by taking in the state’s regions on your own self-drive journey. South Australia is the perfect self-drive destination, with wine regions, beaches, wildlife, the Murray River and the Outback all in close proximity, you can enjoy a taste of everything that South Australia has to offer!

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Taste of the Barossa

Wine, River and Outback

3 days/2 nights

7 days/6 nights

Discover the Barossa with a three day self-drive. The heart of the nation’s wine industry is just under an hours’ drive from Adelaide. This drive enters the region through the picturesque Adelaide Hills and winds its way through magnificent countryside.

From vibrant Adelaide to its neighbouring regions, you are never far away from another amazing experience. From the history and wildlife of the Adelaide Hills, the majesty of the Murray River, the vine covered hills of the Barossa, to the vast landscapes of the Outback.

Day 1: Adelaide – Adelaide Hills Make your first stop at Mount Lofty Summit, for spectacular views back over Adelaide to the sea. Allow plenty of time to explore the German township of Hahndorf and its many art and craft stores.

Day 1: Adelaide Explore Adelaide city or head to Glenelg just 20 minutes from the city.

Day 2: Barossa Head to Lyndoch, the official start of the Barossa. Here you’ll discover the Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre at Rowland Flat, Orlando Wyndham’s restaurant and cellar door and the enchanting village of Bethany. Continue on to Angaston, home of Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, Yalumba. In Angaston, browse in the town’s art and craft galleries and if you’re in the area on a Saturday, make a stop at the famous Barossa Farmers Market. Head to Penfold’s Winery, where you can have a go at being a winemaker for a day on a ‘Blend Your Own Tour’. Just out of the town, visit Maggie Beer’s famous farm shop for a bite to eat. While there, don’t forget to sample her wonderful selection of gourmet food products or join one of the free cooking demonstrations held at 2pm daily. Day 3: Barossa – Adelaide

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Day 2: Adelaide Hills Check out the vineyards, orchards and walking trails that scatter the countryside as well as the German township of Hahndorf. Day 3: Murray River Follow the river to the historic riverside port of Mannum where you can take a short cruise on the river. Day 4: Clare Valley Head towards the Clare Valley for some wine tasting of local Riesling or to hit the walking trails, or hire a bike and cycle part of the Riesling Trail. Day 5-6: Wilpena Pound Take a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound or explore the gorges either by 4WD tour or at your leisure. Keep an eye out for native wildlife and wildflowers (in season). Day 7: Barossa – Adelaide Head to the Barossa, the famous wine region with over 60 cellar doors to explore.

Highlights worth seeing along the way

Highlights worth seeing along the way

BETHANY: Home of Bethany Wines, established in 1852

HAHNDORF: The historic German village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills

NURIOOTPA: Try your hand at wine making and learn about the characteristics and blends. Then head up the road to Maggie Beer’s

CLARE VALLEY: A great way to experience the vineyards is by bike – cycle The Riesling Trail This is a suggested self-drive itinerary and is to be used in conjunction with a road map.


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© Roberto Seba

© Tourism Australia

Melbourne to Adelaide

Adelaide to Darwin

5 days/4 nights

16 days/15 nights

One of the most fabulous ways to get to South Australia from Melbourne is to drive along the Great Ocean Road. You’ll pass through the Limestone Coast region, famed for its wine, caves and lovely beaches and the Fleurieu Peninsula, home to rolling vineyards, fantastic surfing and abundant local produce.

Explore the rugged Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound. Walk around Uluru with an Aboriginal guide. Explore Nitmiluk National Park, home to Edith Falls and Katherine Gorge and see ancient Aboriginal rock art in World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.

Day 1: Melbourne – Apollo Bay Head for the township of Geelong. Visit the surfing towns of Torquay, Bells Beach and Lorne. End the day in Apollo Bay, the gateway to Otway National Park.

Day 1-2: Adelaide – Wilpena Pound Travel north via the Clare Valley Wine Region and Flinders Ranges National Park.

Day 2: Apollo Bay – Port Fairy Drive through the grand forests of the Otway Ranges. Stop and walk through the rainforests at Maits Rest. Back on the coast road, stop to view the magnificent Twelve Apostles, the world famous rock towers that thrust up out of the ocean. Day 3: Port Fairy – Limestone Coast Follow the coastline to Mount Gambier, home of the mysterious blue lake and on to Penola. Travel to Robe via Naracoorte to explore the labyrinth of caverns and amazing fossil beds that make up the Naracoorte World Heritage Listed fossil site. Day 4: Limestone Coast – Fleurieu Peninsula Continue along the coast road which skirts the Coorong, that ends at the mouth of the Murray River. In Goolwa, join a half day Spirit of the Coorong cruise to discover more of the area’s natural wonders. Day 5: Fleurieu Peninsula – Adelaide Spend some more time exploring McLaren Vale, best known for its great vineyard restaurants and relaxed coastal lifestyle, it’s also a region of outstanding fresh produce. Wander the main street of McLaren Vale exploring art studios, galleries and shops along the way before making your way back to Adelaide.

Day 3-4: Wilpena Pound – Parachilna – William Creek Travel to Parachilna which has a population of seven. Travel north on the Oodnadatta Track to William Creek. Day 5-6: William Creek – Coober Pedy Travel to Coober Pedy, the heart of South Australia’s opal-mining industry. Discovered in 1911, today there are hundreds of opal mines operating. Day 7-8: Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock Cross over the border into Northern Territory and continue to Ayers Rock. Rising to 348m from the desert. Ayers Rock is one of the symbols of Australia. Day 9-11: Ayers Rock – Alice Springs – Tennant Creek Learn about the Aboriginal people whose traditional lands include the area in and around Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges. Drive to Tennant Creek, where the Overland Telegraph Station was built in 1872. Day 12-16: Tennant Creek – Katherine – Kakadu National Park – Darwin Continue north to Katherine. Head to Kakadu National Park and visit Yellow Waters. There’s a lot to see on the road between Kakadu National Park and Darwin, from the clouds of waterfowl on wetlands to jumping crocodiles.

Highlights worth seeing along the way

Highlights worth seeing along the way

BELLS BEACH: Home to the Rip Curl Pro Surf Festival

FLINDERS RANGES: The largest mountain ranges in South Australia

MCLAREN VALE: Internationally renowned for its wine

WILLIAM CREEK: Originally a support station for the Camel Drivers walking on the Overland Telegraph Line

This is a suggested self-drive itinerary and is to be used in conjunction with a road map.

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Experience

Western Australia

Festivals and Events 2016 12 Feb-06 Mar

Perth International Arts Festival

25-28 Feb

Perth Golf International

04-20 Mar

Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe

08-19 Apr

Drug Aware Margaret River Surf Pro

22 Apr-15 May

Perth International Comedy Festival

13-22 May

Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster

26-29 May

Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival

28 May-13 Aug

Broome Race Season

24-26 Jun

Truffle Kerfuffle - Southern Forest Food Festival

24-28 Aug

CinefestOZ

01-30 Sep

Kings Park Festival

Sep (dates TBC)

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival

28 Oct-07 Nov

Fremantle Festival

Nov (dates TBC)

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Average Temperatures in ˚C Dec-Feb: 15/32 Jun-Aug: 8/19

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Mar-May: 10/30 Sep-Nov: 9/26

If you’re looking to step into a world of awe-inspiring beauty and discover experiences found nowhere else on Earth, then Western Australia is for you. To give you some idea of the extraordinary experiences on offer here, we have listed just a few. In Perth you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in Kings Park, explore historic Fremantle, sample local wines and watch an ocean sunset all within 30 minutes of the city. Australia’s South West offers picturesque vineyards, spectacular ocean vistas, world-class surfing and beautiful beaches. The Golden Outback has the vast clear skies and theatrical landscapes of a true Outback, with adventures, Aboriginal encounters and settlements built by goldrush pioneers. Australia’s Coral Coast is an unspoilt coastline with abundant marine life and the most turquoise ocean you’ll ever see. At World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, you can enjoy great snorkelling, diving and fishing with incredible national parks that offer great walks and scenery not found elsewhere in Australia. This is also where you can swim with the world’s largest fish – the whale shark. You’ll also find the unique rock formations of the Pinnacles and inland is just as exciting, as carpets of wildflowers burst into colour across the state during the wildflower season from July onwards. The North West is home to the Kimberley. Broome is the gateway to this spectacular region and from here you’ll venture into red earth country and experience an authentic Aussie Outback adventure. Travel by 4WD, take a scenic flight or cruise through the remarkable billion year old wilderness that makes up the extraordinary coastline.


Experience Western Australia Our favourite things to see and do 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. FOOD & WINE – Western Australia is home to nine beautiful wine regions, each with their own special characteristics, including the popular Margaret River and Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region, the 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. WHALE WATCHING – Western Australia has one of the longest whale watching seasons in the world, with seven months (May-Dec) of viewing. Humpback, southern right whales and the rare blue whale migrate annually from the Southern Ocean to the north Kimberley coast. The best time to see these beautiful creatures is at midday, when the sun is directly overhead. WILDFLOWERS – With over 12,000 species of wildflowers in Western Australia, this is the world’s largest collection of wildflowers. See these beautiful carpets of colour for six months of the year, from June in the north to November in the south. Check out the very best of the wildflowers every September in Kings Park Botanical Garden, Perth.

GIBSON DESERT

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BROOME

STAIRCASE TO THE MOON – Witness this natural phenomenon between March and October each year. When conditions are just right, watch the full moon rise over the exposed mudflats of Roebuck Bay at extremely low tide, this creates the illusion of a staircase to the moon.

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Perth

A lot of Perth’s magnetism is probably to do with the laidback 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. Fremantle is one of the best known destinations in the area immediately surrounding Perth. This historic seaport, which has become a haven for artists, writers and musicians, is a great place to spend a few hours or a few days. Act like a local and potter through the Fremantle markets, enjoy some street food at an outdoor food market and head down to one of the great micro breweries for a popular Sunday session. Head to Rottnest Island, just 19km off the coast of Perth, for a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of Australia’s finest beaches and bays. Having a photo taken with the infamous Quokkas is an absolute must whilst on the island. If you are looking for great food and wine, look no further than Swan Valley, only 25 minutes east of Perth. Home to over 150 places to wine and dine, including award winning wineries, microbreweries and distilleries. Further afield there’s an array of different experiences within a two hour drive. There are stunning beaches like Swanbourne, Cottesloe, Scarborough and Sorrento, or if you’re into food and wine, there are plenty of wineries and piles of fresh seafood. If you prefer to get active there’s surfing, golf courses, beautiful walking and cycling tracks or rivers to explore. 21


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Superior Studio Apartment

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Ibis Perth

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Travelodge Perth

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This apartment style hotel aims to be a home away from home, with kitchenettes great for fixing breakfast and snacks and free WiFi. Linger over dinner while you look out over the Swan River from the on-site restaurant or stroll downtown for some great shopping, entertainment and nightlife.

The stylish Ibis is located at the heart of Perth’s small bar scene, close to the famous King Street shopping mall and Perth Arena, perfect for those who wish to be at the centre of the action. Enjoy a meal in the buzzing hotel restaurant and bar before enjoying a concert or sporting event.

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.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $85 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $95 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central

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Novotel Perth Langley

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Mantra on Hay

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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.

With breathtaking Swan River views and a central location, Novotel is a great base to explore Perth’s restaurants, shopping and Elizabeth Quay. Stroll to the river or soak up the vistas from your spacious guestroom, before enjoying a drink at the wine bar or a Guinness at the traditional Irish pub.

Perth is famed for its laidback atmosphere, so be sure to spend some time relaxing on your selfcontained 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 and vibrant bars and nightlife.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $109 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $205 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Perth & Surrounds Accommodation

Premier Two Bedroom Apartment

Adina Apartment Hotel Perth

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Adina Apartment Hotel Barrack Plaza

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Fraser Suites 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.

Located in the heart of Perth, with many apartments offering views over the city and Northbridge. This contemporary property is minutes from major shopping areas and is opposite the central Railway station. Just a short stroll from the Barrack Street ferry terminal, the Swan Bells and only a short drive to Kings Park, home of the Botanic Gardens.

Located within the fringe of the CBD in 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 windows with views of the Swan River, Langley Park or the WACA - Western Australian Cricket Ground.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $159 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $165 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $135 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Deluxe View Room

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, by Rydges

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The Sebel Mandurah

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Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

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Enjoy the character of this historic yet modern accommodation in the heart of vibrant Fremantle within walking distance to famous markets, museums, beaches, shopping and nightlife. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel with two restaurants and two bars, or relax in one of two outdoor swimming pools or three outdoor spas.

This stylish waterfront property overlooks the tranquil Mandurah Estuary, just 50 minutes south of Perth. The hotel sits on the vibrant Mandurah Boardwalk with alfresco restaurants, theatres and markets to explore. Pristine beaches and waterways provide endless activities with five premier golf courses nearby.

Overlooking Scarborough Beach, the iconic Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough offers panoramic views across the city’s magnificent coastline and is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Perth CBD. With 11 outlets the new Rendezvous Esplanade is a vibrant dining, retail and entertainment precinct.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $145 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $99 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Pan Pacific Perth Hotel

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Two minutes walk to the beautiful Swan River and close enough to explore Kings Park, the location is perfect. Just a short walk away from the dining and entertainment precincts, you’re spoilt for choice with superb places to eat. End your day with a signature Pacific Cocktail in the Lobby Lounge and toast to a great day out in Perth. © Grant V Faint

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $125 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Perth Sightseeing

Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise

Fremantle Explorer

Perth Walking Tours

Head out of the city and into the picturesque wine country of the upper Swan River on this full day cruise. There are wine tastings onboard and you’ll get to sample fine wines at a prestigious winery, then enjoy the great views of the Swan River over a two-course lunch.

Cruise down to ‘Freo’ and explore the historic port city. Discover the Round House, the stunning new WA Maritime Museum and Fremantle Prison. Enjoy a coffee on the Cappuccino Strip, fish and chips at Fishing Boat Harbour, or try a boutique beer at one of the lively pubs.

See another side to Perth on these fun, relaxed and entertaining guided walks with a local. With a number of tours on offer from foodie to crime, history to beer – you’ll hear about past events, social activities and major changes that are happening throughout Perth, led by proud locals.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 7 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $189

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $45

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 2-3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $55

Rottnest Island

4WD Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Dunes

Margaret River, Busselton Jetty & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Spend a day on Rottnest Island and you’ll understand why this is the favourite playground of Perth locals, with a chilled-out holiday ambience, seaside village charm and unspoiled natural environment. You can explore by bike or bus.

After a stop at Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley, travel to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes for lunch. Explore the mystical Pinnacles Desert for a walk through the fascinating landscape and enjoy a thrilling experience of sand boarding and 4WD over vast sand dunes.

Experience a winery tasting and lunch before taking a guided tour of Mammoth Cave, one of the hundreds of spectacular limestone cave formations in this region. Afterwards visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $209 (Bike tour package)

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 11.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $255

DEPARTS: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat DURATION: 13.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $265

Swan Valley Indulgence Winery Tour

Margaret River 3 Day Escape

Swan Valley is the oldest wine region in WA, so they sure know what they are doing. Relax and enjoy a day of indulgence as you sample your way through the best of the Swan Valley, visiting five wineries, a boutique brewery and the famous Margaret River Chocolate Company along the way.

Experience Margaret River with a local true blue Aussie, for a truly unique experience. Take in Margaret River’s stunning scenery and attractions including wineries, galleries, breweries, local produce and lighthouses.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $139

DEPARTS: Tue DURATION: 3 days/2 nights PRICE GUIDE FROM: $939

The price guide shown is per adult, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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South West Australia’s South West is ideal for self-drive holidays. It has a good network of sealed and signposted roads with relatively short travelling distances between towns and attractions. Key towns include Margaret River, Albany, Pemberton, Denmark and Walpole each offering up their own unique experiences in a backdrop of stunning natural beauty. With attractions and an abundance of tour and entertainment options, this region of Western Australia has wide appeal. Discover premium Australian wineries, beautiful beaches, towering ancient karri forests and in peak flowering season, millions of blazing wildflowers. For a great family or couples holiday, Bunbury, Dunsborough and Busselton are great options, while food and wine enthusiasts can’t help but be drawn to the Margaret River region – home to over 80 wineries and plenty of gastronomic delights like cheese and boutique chocolates.

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Sebel Busselton

Margarets Beach Resort

Busselton is the gateway to the Margaret River wine region and is the ideal place for you to enjoy the local wineries, bars, cafés, restaurants and galleries. There’s loads of fantastic activities and sights. Swim, snorkel, kayak and dive in the crystal clear waters of Geographe Bay, catch the train to the end of Busselton Jetty to see the marine life at the Underwater Observatory and check out the caves.

The perfect location for a romantic getaway or memorable family holiday in the renowned Margaret River Wine Region. You can enjoy everything the region has to offer, with easy access to the South West’s world-class wineries, caves, national parks, nature walk trails, surf breaks and other outstanding attractions and tours.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $105 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, Margaret River Region

Winery, Gallery & Brewery Tour

Spoil yourself at this impressive beachfront resort, a tranquil haven three hours drive from Perth in the Margaret River Wine Region. The resort overlooks the sparkling waters of Bunker Bay, and the infinity-edge pool and restaurant both have exquisite ocean views. Head out and explore the world-class wineries, breweries and fine restaurants, or if you are seeking relaxation, enjoy a massage at award-winning Vie Spa or complimentary yoga and wine tastings.

What’s not to love about a tour that involves wine, beer and culture. Experience personalised wine tastings at four of Margaret River’s finest cellar doors, including the iconic Leeuwin Estate. Become a beer connoisseur at Cowaramup Brewery where you will also enjoy lunch. This tour also includes delicious tastings of coffee, cheese, chocolate, olive oils and condiments.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $149 ROOM TYPES: Villas

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $129 The price guide shown is per adult or per adult per night for twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Coral Coast Imagine swimming in water so warm and clear it’s as though you’re floating in space. Suddenly a vast shape looms out of the blue depths, and you are swimming alongside a whale shark measuring as much as 12m in length. Truly one of those experiences that will remain with you for the rest of your life, but it’s just one highlight on offer during your stay on Western Australia’s Coral Coast. Marine life at various times of the year can include humpback whales, manta rays, turtles, dugong, orca, dolphins... plus the fish and coral that live here year round. On dry land you’ll find kilometres of white sandy beaches, limestone towers, wildflower fields, sandstone gorges – it’s a photographer’s dream! Better yet, the weather is superb year round, so it’s always a great time to visit. A great self-drive destination, with Geraldton, Kalbarri, and Denham and Monkey Mia making up some of the must see experiences en route.

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Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Novotel Ningaloo Resort, Exmouth

Only steps from the water’s edge, this is the perfect spot for interacting with the wild dolphins that visit daily. Your accommodation choices range from a lodge with shared facilities to beachview rooms, with great resort facilities. Crystal clear waters and pristine white shell beaches attract holidaymakers as the bay is ideal for cruising, sailing and snorkelling. Make sure you visit the Stromatolites and see how Earth looked 3.5 million years ago or go on an Aboriginal culture walk. After all the excitement, unwind with a beach camel ride, then relax in the resort’s spring hot tub.

Explore the beauty of Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Reef from this lovely resort on the beachfront at Sunrise Beach. The luxury apartments and bungalows are spacious and cool – the perfect retreat from a busy day in and on the water. The amazing red rock canyons and gorges of Cape Range National Park are in stark contrast to the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, where you can slip on a mask and snorkel and swim with manta rays, dolphins, tropical fish, and between April and June, the docile whale shark.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $175 (Garden View Room) ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $169 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Whale Shark Discovery A once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget. The whale shark is the biggest and one of the rarest fish in the world’s oceans, so what better way to discover this beautiful creature, by taking a dip with them. With the benefit of an exclusive spotter aircraft, you can maximise your swimming and snorkelling time with the sharks. Snorkel in the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Marine Park and look out for the abundant tropical fish life, turtles, dolphins, dugong, rays and other marine life throughout the day. Take a break during the day and feast on a delicious gourmet food lunch to refuel. DEPARTS: Daily/Seasonal (Apr-Jul) DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $455

The price guide shown is per adult or per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Broome & Kimberley Walk for kilometres along white sand beaches, dip your toes in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, pick out a locally grown South Sea pearl or a locally mined diamond and soak up the colourful, relaxed vibe. All of this is possible in Broome, gateway to the Kimberley and just a two and a half hour flight from Perth. Broome was founded in the late 1880s as a pearling port and today it’s still home to a thriving pearling industry with a fascinating history. The Kimberley is one of the world’s last remaining true wilderness areas. Travel between April and November is recommended, with a number of ways to explore; self-drive, coach or cruise this remote and spectacular coastline, which have the second largest tides in the world. Your Kimberley holiday could take you to Western Australia’s World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park, featuring the famous beehive-shaped Bungle Bungles. Or you could find yourself in the magnificent Mitchell River National Park and the beautiful waterways of Geike Gorge National Park.

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Mercure Broome

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

El Questro Wilderness Park, The Station

Set amongst landscaped tropical gardens overlooking beautiful Roebuck Bay, this stylish hotel offers spacious guest rooms and panoramic ocean views. A short stroll to Broome’s vibrant town centre and 5km from famous Cable Beach. It’s an ideal base to explore all that the Kimberley region has to offer; feed a crocodile, discover world-class pearls or experience a sunset camel ride. If relaxation is what you’re after, enjoy a meal at the contemporary restaurant and Irish pub, lounge by the two outdoor swimming pools and enjoy the tennis and BBQ picnic area.

This property is the only resort in Broome with views overlooking the spectacular Cable Beach. The Resort is a 26 acre haven set amongst tranquil gardens with two pools, a kids water playground and a choice of restaurants. The seaside town of Broome has balmy days, stunning beaches, glorious sunsets and is a great spot to explore from. You can ride camels at sunset, stand in dinosaur footprints, witness the ‘Staircase to the Moon’ and enjoy an outdoor movie.

Start your exciting holiday in the Kimberley at The Station in the heart of the El Questro Wilderness Park. The bungalows are air-conditioned and set beside the Pentecost River. After exploring this dramatic land of extremes, lounge on the riverbank and swim in the tranquil swimming hole. Experience boating on the Chamberlain Gorge, take a scenic helicopter flight through canyons and gorges, hike to the waterfalls and caves and observe the wide variety of wildlife.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $99 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $135 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $195 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Touring

Western Australia

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Western Australia Touring with APT & Travelmarvel The APT Group is owned and operated by the family that started the business in the 1920s, focused on delivering memorable holidays. When heading to Western Australia’s rugged wilderness in the Kimberley region, small group 4WD adventures are the ideal way to explore through the towering gorges and vast expanses. The other option for destinations not so off the beaten track is a Travelmarvel Escorted Tour – they have a range of journeys that will take you to experience the remote secrets and iconic wonders in comfort and style. Drive through incredible national parks that emerge on spellbinding coastlines and encounter natural wonders such as the World Heritage Listed Shark Bay. You’ll travel by air-conditioned coach and stay in superb accommodation with a perfect balance of inclusions and leisure time.

Hamersley Splendour

Broome to the Bungles

9 days/8 nights

5 days/4 nights

Start in Perth before heading north to view the eerie Pinnacles in Nambung National Park. Walk along the beach at sunrise and see the playful, wild dolphins being hand-fed at Shark Bay. Board a glass bottom boat and cruise over World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef and travel through the ancient Outback landscapes.

Join this small group 4WD tour and journey from Broome along an unforgettable trail that leads you into Purnululu National Park, where the impressive striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range await. Along the way you’ll visit Tunnel Creek, cruise Geikie Gorge and see the unusual quartz formation, China Wall.

Day 1: Perth – Geraldton Travel to Nambung National Park to see the Pinnacles then onto Geraldton.

Day 1: Broome – Windjana Gorge Travel to Derby and visit the Boab Prison Tree. Head to Tunnel Creek, a 750m long tunnel carved through the Napier Range and continue to Fitzroy Crossing.

Day 2: Geraldton – Shark Bay Enjoy a sunset cruise at Shark Bay. Day 3: Monkey Mia – Carnarvon See the wild dolphins being fed, visit Shell Beach and Hamelin Pool.

Day 3: Cathedral Gorge – Piccaninny Creek Hike into Piccaninny Creek, through to the Cathedral Gorge. Walk among the beehive domes and watch the sun set over the Bungle Bungle Range.

Day 4: Carnarvon – Exmouth Cruise along Ningaloo Reef in a glass bottom boat. Day 5-6: Exmouth – Karijini National Park – Karratha Pass through the Pilbara then tour Tom Price Mine. In Karijini National Park visit Dale and Fortescue falls and stop at Oxers Lookout. Day 7: Karratha – Port Hedland Explore Karratha then travel to Roebourne, a former gold rush town. Day 8: Great Sandy Desert – Broome Day 9: Depart Broome

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Day 2: Fitzroy Crossing – Purnululu National Park Head to Purnululu National Park, home to the black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range.

Day 4: Echidna Chasm – China Wall – Halls Creek Discover Echidna Chasm, a spectacular cleft in the rock massif that, in places, rises up over 200m as it narrows to less than two metres. Day 5: Halls Creek – Geikie Gorge – Broome Explore peculiar Geikie Gorge, where annual flooding has created a bleached effect on the limestone walls. Join a cruise along this stunning gorge, then travel back to Broome where your tour concludes.

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Apr-Aug)

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 8 nights accommodation, Travelmarvel Tour Director, luxury air-conditioned coach, 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners, airport transfers, sightseeing as per Travelmarvel brochure

INCLUSIONS: 4 nights accommodation (2 nights in Purnululu National Park), 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, tour leader, transport, park fees, cruises, permits and sightseeing as per APT brochure

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $4145

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3295 The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Western Australia Touring with AAT Kings For over 85 years, AAT Kings has been representing the best that Australia and New Zealand has to offer. With a wide range of Guided Holidays, Short Breaks and Day Tours, they have a travel style to suit every traveller’s taste and budget.Their people are warm, friendly, engaged and enthusiastic and they love a laugh and a good story. They’ll show you landscapes and cities that are beautiful beyond belief and deliver service with a welcoming smile. Come and share Western Australia with AAT Kings, they’ll bring Western Australia to life and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

South Western Escape Best Buys Guided Holiday

Untamed Kimberley First Choice Guided Holiday

9 days/8 nights

11 days/10 nights

Outback, forests and coast, this trip has it all. ‘Surf’ Wave Rock and experience coastal Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park. View the stunning Stirling Ranges, take the Valley of the Giants tree top walk, then indulge your palate in Margaret River and relax in seaside Fremantle.

Cruise on ancient waterways, hike to magnificent waterholes, discover the rich Ord River Valley and enjoy a tour of a rum distillery. Visit a remote indigenous community to meet the locals and relax while taking in a magnificent Cable Beach sunset in Broome.

Day 1: Perth Enjoy a city tour of Perth including Kings Park for views of the Swan River.

Day 1: Darwin

Day 2: Perth – Kalgoorlie Visit Wave Rock, formed from granite over three million years ago. Day 3: Kalgoorlie – Esperance Take a tour of Australia’s largest open cut gold mine. Day 4-5: Esperance See the views of Cape Le Grand National Park and enjoy free time in Esperance. See the Pink Lake and Bluff Knoll Lookout for views of the Stirling Ranges.

Day 2: Darwin – Katherine Stop at Nitmiluk National Park to cruise the waters of the Katherine River. Day 3: Katherine – Kununurra See Lake Argyle and cruise along the Ord River to Kununurra. Day 4-5: Kununurra Explore Kununurra, Mirima National Park, Ord Valley and tour a rum distillery. Day 6-7: El Questro Wilderness Park Visit the Lirrgarn Argyle diamond mine and the historic town of Halls Creek.

Day 6: Albany – Margaret River Journey to the Valley of the Giants to explore the canopy of the Tingle Forest.

Day 8: Halls Creek – Fitzroy Crossing Visit a remote indigenous community and cruise through Geckie Gorge.

Day 7-8: Margaret River Visit a winery for tastings and lunch. Enjoy a private tour of Fremantle Prison and enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 9: Fitzroy Crossing – Broome Travel to the port of Derby, see Boab Prison Tree and enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 9: Fremantle – Perth

Day 10-11: Broome Explore tropical Broome at your leisure

DEPARTURES: Set departures

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 8 nights comfortable accommodation, 8 full buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners, luxury coach, experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide and airport transfers

INCLUSIONS: 10 nights quality accommodation (2 in tented cabins with en suite), 10 full buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, 9 dinners, luxury coach, experienced Travel Director and driver guide and airport transfers

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3575

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $5950

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Western Australia Self-Drives A driving holiday in WA is one of the best ways to experience the state’s diverse landscapes. Head down to the South West and indulge in world-class wine, gourmet food and pristine beaches. Or head north from Perth to the Coral Coast for marine life, golden beaches and many natural attractions. Wherever you choose to go, you will be spoilt for choice.

South West

Coral Coast Ultimate Road Trip

7 days/6 nights

11 days/10 nights

Australia’s South West is perfect for a road trip, whether it’s a couple of days or a couple of weeks. The driving distances aren’t too far and the scenery and experiences are exceptional. Drive south from Perth into a diverse destination of wine, surfing, ancient forests, captivating coastlines and long summers.

Visit any time of the year and enjoy the unique attractions of the Monkey Mia wild dolphins, marine life of Ningaloo Reef including the whale shark, wildflowers on the inland road, stromatolites (ancient living fossils) at Hamelin Pool, Shell Beach, Kalbarri with stunning gorges and forests and so much more.

Day 1: Perth – Busselton Head south from Perth through quaint country towns, magnificent forests and national parks. Swim with dolphins in Bunbury, catch the train to the end of Busselton Jetty to see the marine life at the Underwater Observatory.

Day 1: Perth – Geraldton Travel north to the Pinnacles Desert. Sample the freshest seafood in WA.

Day 2-3: Margaret River Spend a couple of days indulging in long winery lunches and delicious food trails and perhaps a surf at Margaret River.

Day 3-4: Exmouth Continue to Ningaloo Reef. Swim with a Whale Shark (March-July), view limestone ranges and spectacular gorges, and the sunset from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

Day 4: Augusta Visit Cape Leeuwin, the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet.

Day 5-6: Coral Bay Coral Bay is a snorkellers´ paradise with calm, protected waters and hundreds of fish and coral species just metres from the shore. Swim, snorkel or try some beach fishing, and take a 4WD along the coast.

Day 5: Pemberton Head inland to enjoy the colourful shops of Balingup. Tackle one of the giant climbing trees in Pemberton, hike, or take a 4WD tour over the Yeagerup Dunes. Day 6: Albany The Tree Top Walk in the Valley of the Giants, lets you experience the excitement of walking 40m above ground through a canopy of trees. Day 7: Perth Drive through the heart of the magnificent Stirling Range National Park and witness the wildflowers and unusual rock formations on your way to Perth.

Day 7-8: Shark Bay Along the Shark Bay World Heritage Drive, visit the stromatolites of Hamelin Pool and Shell Beach. Meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins. Day 9-10: Kalbarri Explore the Murchison River gorges of Kalbarri National Park, enjoy a fishing tour, river cruise or take in the sights of this unique coastline. Day 11: Perth Enjoy stunning views of coastal gorges and the pink lake south of Kalbarri.

Highlights worth seeing along the way

Highlights worth seeing along the way

BUSSELTON JETTY: The longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere, stretching almost 2km out to sea

THE PINNACLES: Limestone formations contained within Nambung National Park

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Day 2: Carnarvon Visit the HMAS II Memorial.

SHARK BAY: Famous for its rich marine life including a large population of dugongs This is a suggested self-drive itinerary and is to be used in conjunction with a road map.


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North West

Outback Coast

7 days/6 nights

5 days/4 nights

The eastern North West region is one of the world’s last true wilderness areas, with some parts still truly isolated even today. Enjoy a week in comfort by choosing luxurious station-style accommodation, ranging from homestead to wilderness cabins, or a stunning resort in coastal seclusion.

Where yellow moonscapes, ancient red gorges and wildflower blooms meet Indian Ocean blues. Take a colour-filled road trip along Indian Ocean Drive, from one of Australia’s most unique landscapes, the Pinnacles Desert, to the ancient gorges of Kalbarri National Park.

Day 1: Kununurra Relax for an evening under the stars, this region seems to have more than its fair share.

Day 1: Perth – Cervantes Heading north from Perth, the Indian Ocean Drive begins and leads you direct to the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park.

Day 2: Bungle Bungles – Lake Argyle Take a scenic flight to the World Heritage Listed Bungle Bungle range. These sandstone domes striped orange and grey have formed over 20 million years.

Day 2: Cervantes – Jurien Bay – Dongara It’s especially dazzling in spring, when Lesueur National Park is filled with the blooms of more than 900 wildflower species.

Day 3: Lake Argyle – Ord River Return to Lake Argyle, by boat this time. Several times bigger than Sydney Harbour, this glassy lake seems to go on forever. Make a day of it on a cruise that takes in the upper reaches of the Ord River.

Day 3: Dongara – Geraldton More of the region’s history is revealed at the beautifully preserved Greenough Central Historic Settlement, as well as in the grand colonial architecture of Geraldton and on the Batavia Shipwreck coast.

Day 4: Cockburn Range – Carr Boyd Range – Wyndham Hit the road today with a 4WD tour into the ranges. The Cockburn Range is fantastic for walking, with its steep-sided gorges and fiery red rock formations.

Day 4: Geraldton – Kalbarri The Indian Ocean Drive ends in Geraldton, but your coastal adventure continues. Head north to explore 400 million year old river gorges, dramatic coastal rock formations and dazzling spring wildflower displays (JulyOctober) in Kalbarri National Park.

Day 5: Kununurra Spend the day checking out the local art galleries, as well as the shops. Day 6: Mitchell Falls – King George Falls – Prince Regent River Take a flight over the Mitchell Falls, the coastline and the King George Falls. Day 7: Kununurra – Perth Head to Perth to enjoy some more of Western Australia.

Day 5: Kalbarri – Perth Head back to Perth, but if you’re visiting between the months of July and October, consider heading inland to the wildflower hotspots of Mullewa, Three Springs and Carnamah.

Highlights worth seeing along the way

Highlights worth seeing along the way

BUNGLE BUNGLES: Sandstone domes striped orange and grey formed over 20 million years ago

PINNACLES DESERT: Golden limestone formations formed over millions of years ago

LAKE ARGYLE: The biggest man-made lake in the southern hemisphere This is a suggested self-drive itinerary and is to be used in conjunction with a road map.

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Experience

Northern Territory

Festivals and Events 2016 18 Apr-04 May

Alice Springs Cup Carnival

23-30 Apr

Barra Nationals Fishing Tournament

22-25 Apr

Tjungu Festival

23 May

BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival

19-21 Jun

SKYCITY Triple Crown, V8 Supercars Championship Series

25 Jun

Darwin PBR Touring Pro Division

02 Jul-01 Aug

Darwin Cup Carnival

05-07 Aug

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

04-21 Aug

Darwin Festival

01-04 Sep

Red CentreNATS

09-18 Sep

Desert Song Festival

Average Temperatures in ˚C Dec-Feb: 20/38 Jun-Aug: 3/31

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Mar-May: 8/34 Sep-Nov: 9/34

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. The Top End of the Territory has a tropical climate. Darwin experiences a distinct wet and dry season with temperatures rarely exceeding 32°C during both seasons. Dry season is normally from May to October with comfortable all day temperatures to enjoy the outdoors. Wet season from November to April is a mixture of amazing storms, rain and spectacular sunsets. If you’re headed for the Red Centre, you’ll experience only a smattering of rain if any, and temperatures in excess of 35°C in the summer but a more bearable 20°C in the winter.


Experience Northern Territory Our favourite things to see and do OPEN AIR MARKETS – 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. Also make sure you visit Nightcliff and Parap markets, and the Happy Yess Market. Look out for regular and one-off markets in other regional centres, especially the Katherine Community Market, Alice Springs Night Markets and Todd Mall Markets.

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KINGS CANYON – Be captivated by the sheer sandstone walls of Kings Canyon. Witness a sunset from the gorge or experience a three hour guided climb to the rim and marvel at the breathtaking views of Watarrka National Park. FISHING – Throw a line into the waters of Darwin’s tropical coral reefs for a spot of offshore fishing. Catch a Snapper for lunch or a delicious Spanish Mackerel.

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NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK – Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) covers a vast area of escarpment country, including 13 gorges carved from ancient sandstone. Enjoy a cruise or paddle along the gorges at your own pace. ABORIGINAL ART & CULTURE – A holiday in the Territory is a cultural journey. Learn about the Dreamtime and experience Indigenous storytelling, dance and music. Get hands-on and try spear throwing, didgeridoo playing or dot painting. View ancient rock art sites at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock in Kakadu National Park or wander the modern galleries in Darwin, each art piece will tell a story.

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MACDONNELL RANGES – The East and West MacDonnell Ranges are an adventure playground with hiking trails, 4WD tracks and swimming holes. Take in the beauty of the rugged ranges from the air in a hot air balloon or on a helicopter flight, or take it all in on the Larapinta Trail, stretching 223km along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

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Tennant Creek Devils Marbles

Ti Tree

WATARRKA (KINGS CANYON) N.P.

SIMPSONS GAP NATURE PARK

ULURU-KATA TJUTA N.P. Kata Tjuta ULURU

FINKE GORGE N.P.

TREPHONA GORGE N.P. Ross River ALICE SPRINGS

TI TREE

Elliott

TENNANT CREEK

ALICE SPRINGS

KINGS CANYON

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

KATHERINE

Katherine

KAKADU

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

ELLIOTT

LITCHFIELD N.P. Pine Creek

Distances are approximate, in kilometres and based on direct routes.

Arnhem Land

Jabiru

DEVILS MARBLES

Cooinda

DARWIN

DARWIN

ARAFURA SEA

ULURU

Seven Spirit Bay

ALICE SPRINGS

KEY The Ghan

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1289

406

762

1521

1040

251

451

195

1414

837

1194

1967

1199

115

699

627

1093

736

211

271

1313

875

1305

356

1072

776

729

102

212

716

420

1085

254

568

340

1290

1013

1284

1092

611

988

583

519

ULURU

337

DARWIN

1289

1414

DEVILS MARBLES

406

837

1093

ELLIOTT

762

1194

736

356

KAKADU

1521

1967

211

1072

716

KATHERINE

1040

1199

271

776

420

340

KINGS CANYON

251

115

1313

729

1085

1290

1092

TENNANT CREEK

451

699

875

102

254

1013

611

583

TI TREE

195

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1305

212

568

1284

988

519

Simpson Desert

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Darwin 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. Litchfield is ideal for a day trip to experience the waterfalls, or venture further afield to Nitmiluk National Park, the Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land. You’ll love the relaxed outdoor lifestyle and warm weather in this multi-cultural capital. Founded as a northern harbour port in 1869, the population expanded when gold was discovered at Pine Creek in 1871. Darwin became a major allied military base during World War II for troops fighting the Japanese in the Pacific. More recently, in 1974, the city was rebuilt in the wake of Cyclone Tracy. This colourful history combines cultural and culinary benefits which you can experience at the weekly markets, in the restaurants and at the various festivals. © Tourism NT

Garden Bungalow

Palms City Resort

Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin

Located on the Esplanade overlooking the Darwin Harbour and parkland foreshores, it’s only a one block stroll to Mitchell Street with its plethora of restaurants, pubs and clubs and just seconds away from the Smith Street shopping district. This tropical resort offers motel room and bungalow accommodation and is surrounded by lush tropical landscaped gardens with a lagoon pool. A tropical paradise in the heart of the city.

An oasis in the heart of Darwin’s CBD, Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin offers a range of accommodation options perfect for both long and short stays. Located just a block away from the vibrant city centre, Travelodge’s resort facilities include two swimming pools, two spas, a children’s paddling pool, a poolside bar with all day dining and a licensed restaurant.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $95 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $65 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Guest Room with Harbour View

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Mantra on the Esplande

Hilton Darwin

Boasting panoramic views across the harbour or city, you’ll have the ideal vantage point from which to experience a famous Northern Territory sunset. With your location near Darwin Harbour, and close to the CBD, this is a great base to explore the Territory’s lively capital city and a host of stunning natural attractions, being both a short stroll to the Mitchell Street restaurant precinct and within driving distance of Kakadu National Park.

Hilton Darwin offers fabulous esplanade views and an ideal location in the heart of the city. Situated a short distance from shopping, dining, entertainment opportunities and the Darwin Convention Centre. Enjoy the sunshine at the outdoor swimming pool or sip drinks at the bar before enjoying a delicious meal in the restaurant offering an innovative menu of local specialties, including kangaroo, crocodile and Barramundi.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $95 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $85 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Alice Springs & Surrounds Spectacular sunburnt landscapes, Outback spirit, isolated communities and colourful local characters…welcome to Alice Springs! The perfect destination for an authentic Outback encounter. Surrounded by the rugged MacDonnell Ranges, ‘Alice’ as it is affectionately known, is a quintessential Outback town. As the hub of Central Australia, Alice Springs combines the rich culture and art of Indigenous Australia with a modern and vibrant atmosphere. Considered the gateway to the Red Centre, Alice Springs provides the ideal base for travellers exploring the area. Whether it be a day trip to attractions around Alice Springs, a trip out to the gorges, chasms and gaps of the West MacDonnell Ranges, an adventure to Palm Valley or Rainbow Valley or a longer journey to Uluru and Kings Canyon, there is a tour to suit everyone.

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Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

Lasseters Hotel

This is a perfect base from which to start an adventure. Guests can enjoy the resort style setting which combines efficient and friendly service with lush tropical gardens to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, all only a short walk to town. Rooms offer ground floor terraces and upper floor balconies.

Located at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges and backing onto the Alice Springs Golf Course, Lasseters Hotel offers spacious rooms and suites all with a private balcony or courtyard showcasing magnificent views. Guests can also enjoy the resort pool, day spa, sauna and complimentary use of mountain bikes to explore Alice Springs. Lasseters Hotel is the centre of entertainment in Alice Springs with four restaurants, five bars, a sports lounge, night club and an international standard casino.

Join this half day tour highlighting the must-see sights of Alice Springs including the historic Telegraph Station and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you will see how medical aid reaches those who live in the remote Outback. Visit the School of the Air and the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Finish the day with panoramic views of Alice Springs and the ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $79 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $75 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $105

A Town Like Alice Tour

The price guide shown is per adult or per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Uluru & Surrounds Discover the mysteries of the Red Centre as you embark on an unforgettable journey to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Six hundred million years in the making, these incredible natural creations will captivate you from sunrise to sunset. Marvel at the enormity of Uluru, discover the spiritual significance of Kata Tjuta and explore the rim of Kings Canyon. Whether walking with a traditional owner, meandering atop a camel, exploring by 4WD, car or coach, or dining under a million stars, there is something to suit every budget and every visitor to the Red Centre.

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Luxury Tent

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Ayers Rock Resort –

Longitude 131°

Here you can immerse yourself in the timeless landscape of one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders. This superb oasis provides a variety of accommodation options for every possible taste and budget – from the deluxe Voyages Sails in the Desert and the superior Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel, to the self-contained Voyages Emu Walk Apartments and the modern and authentic Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge. With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within the resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, your days will be action-packed. Voyages also has a strong commitment to social responsibility and established the Mutitjulu Foundation. The foundation’s goals are to remove disadvantage by supporting the local communities.

Longitude 131° offers immersion in the Australian Outback, a true sense of stillness and beauty in this desert landscape, rich in cultural heritage and history. Explore the World Heritage Listed wilderness of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and discover some of the ancient creation stories of the Anangu, the land’s traditional custodians. Spend time exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the desert and come face to face with this irresistible land with the lodge’s personally guided adventures. Stay in canopied pavilions that seem to float over the rust-red dunes. Luxuriously contemporised, in surrounds that favour refined comfort over ostentation. A private glass wall yields unparalleled views of the fabled icon, Uluru (Ayers Rock).

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $189 (Based on Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge) ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1529 (Minimum 2 night stay) ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Touring

Northern Territory

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Explore the Northern Territory with AAT Kings The Northern Territory, home to iconic Uluru and Kakadu National Park, is the heart of the country and full of rich and authentic experiences, vibrant Indigenous culture and authentic landscapes. Immerse yourself in one of the world’s oldest living cultures as you watch the most inspiring sunrise and sunset at Uluru, find bush tucker, discover Aboriginal rock art at the amazing Nourlangie Rock or spot crocodiles while cruising the Yellow Water Billabong. You’ll meet local characters and be inspired by their stories that will stay with you long after you return home.

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Kakadu & East Alligator River

Kakadu & Arnhem Land

Kakadu & Katherine Gorge

2 days/1 night

2 days/1 night

3 days/2 nights

Escape to the Top End and be mesmerised by its natural wonders and cultural experiences. View Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie and Ubirr in Kakadu National Park, cruise Yellow Water Billabong and East Alligator River in search of crocs.

Escape the crowds and explore Kakadu National Park and journey into Arnhem Land by 4WD vehicle. Experience the Aboriginal culture, cruise the Yellow Water Billabong and take in the beautiful views of this spectacular area.

Head to Kakadu National Park for some culture and wildlife. Explore Katherine, the third largest town in the Northern Territory and the Katherine Gorge. Relax in the paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at Edith Falls.

Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway into Kakadu National Park. Located 257km east of Darwin, the national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape varying from rocky escarpments that are home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife. Join a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong and search for saltwater crocs and colourful birdlife.

Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, across the Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains, into Kakadu National Park. Stop at Nourlangie where your guide will lead you to see the ancient Aboriginal rock art. Join a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong and search for saltwater crocs and the colourful birdlife.

Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park Join the famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Travel into Kakadu National Park for lunch and visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. View ancient Aboriginal rock art and take a guided walk to the top of Ubirr for magnificent views.

Day 2: Kakadu National Park – Darwin Explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr and climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries. Join a cruise along the East Alligator River and learn about their culture.

Day 2: Arnhem Land – Darwin Travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. The spectacular scenery includes sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests, floodplains and billabongs. You’ll visit places inaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites. Meet Aboriginal artists at Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre in Oenpelli (conditions permitting).

DEPARTURES: Daily (Apr-Nov), Mon & Thu (Dec-Mar)

DEPARTURES: Daily (May-Nov)

INCLUSIONS: 1 night accommodation, 2 lunches, Kakadu National Park ticket, experienced Driver Guides and airport transfers

INCLUSIONS: 1 night accommodation, 2 lunches, Kakadu National Park ticket, air-conditioned vehicles, experienced Driver Guides and airport transfers

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $689

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $889

Day 2: Kakadu National Park – Katherine Take a guided walk to the Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie. Continue to the Warradjan Cultural Centre for exhibits depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Travel to Katherine ‘where the Outback meets the tropics’. Day 3: Katherine – Darwin Enjoy a morning cruise through Katherine Gorge then continue onto Edith Falls for a quick dip and stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery. DEPARTURES: Mon, Thu & Sat (Apr & Nov), Tue & Sat (May-Oct) & Mon & Thu (Dec-Mar) INCLUSIONS: 2 nights accommodation, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, Kakadu National Park ticket, experienced Driver Guide, air-conditioned coach and airport transfers PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1175

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Uluru & Kings Canyon Discovery

Alice Springs to Uluru Discovery

Kings Canyon & Uluru Explorer

3 days/2 nights

4 days/3 nights

3 days/2 nights

Home to Australia’s most iconic natural wonder, Uluru, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park boasts an ancient landscape and culture that are nothing short of inspiring, full of rich and fascinating experiences.

Discover Alice Springs including the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Take in the beauty of Uluru during sunset and sunrise including a walk around its base. View aboriginal rock art and the Mutitjulu Waterhole.

Tour the sites of Alice Springs, see the West MacDonnell and James Ranges, Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Stop at Kings Creek Station for breakfast and enjoy the beautiful Uluru Sunrise and Base Tour.

Day 1: Alice Springs – Uluru Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Visit a camel farm for an optional camel ride on your way to Kata Tjuta. Enjoy a wine and canapés while watching the sunset at Uluru.

Day 1: Alice Springs Tour the sights of ‘Alice’ including the historic Telegraph Station, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air.

Day 1: Alice Springs – Uluru Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Stop to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner), before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Head to Kata Tjuta for a 2-3 hour walk among the domes to the Valley of the Winds.

Day 2: Uluru – Kings Canyon Experience the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Take a tour around the base of Uluru then onto Mutitjulu Waterhole. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultral Centre before heading to Kings Canyon. Day 3: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs Climb the rim of Kings Canyon for spectacular views of Watarrka National Park. Enjoy lunch at Kings Creek Station on your way back to Alice Springs. DEPARTURES: Daily INCLUSIONS: 2 nights accommodation, national park fees, air-conditioned coach, experienced Driver Guide and airport transfers PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1285

Day 2: Alice Springs – Kata Tjuta – Uluru Visit a camel farm for an optional camel ride before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Tour Kata Tjuta, before watching the sun set over Uluru. Day 3: Uluru – Alice Springs Watch the sunrise at Uluru, then drive around the base of Uluru. View Aboriginal rock art and see the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Day 4: Depart Alice Springs

DEPARTURES: Daily (Mar-Nov), Mon, Thu & Sat (Dec-Feb)

Day 2: Kings Canyon Climb the rim of the canyon for views of Watarrka National Park or explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor. Day 3: Uluru Rise early to see the sunrise over Uluru then drive around the base of Uluru. View Aboriginal rock art and visit the Uluru Cultural Centre.

DEPARTURES: Daily

INCLUSIONS: 3 nights accommodation, national park fees, luxury coach and experienced Driver Guide

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights accommodation, air-conditioned coach, experienced Driver Guide and airport transfers

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1189

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1089

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Northern Territory Self-Drives Hit the open road and follow the paths of pioneering adventurers through Outback landscapes, or head off the beaten track on your own Outback exploration. Experience a holiday like no other, with vast open skies, endless dramatic landscapes and a wide array of Outback characters you’ll meet along the way. Make sure you head to Kakadu National Park, this World Heritage Listed park is only three hours drive from Darwin and is the largest national park in Australia. Be sure to stop at one of the many picturesque waterholes, perfect for cooling down after a day of driving.

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Red Centre Discovery

Red Centre Way – Mereenie Loop

4 days/3 nights

6 days/5 nights

Venture to the heart of the Northern Territory and experience the beauty of the Red Centre’s natural wonders. Explore the remote outback town of Alice Springs, marvel at the sheer enormity of Kings Canyon, wander through the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta and witness an Uluru sunrise or sunset.

Through the ancient heart of the Australian Outback, travel by 4WD along the Red Centre Way as it navigates through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Kings Canyon, the West MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs. Your journey along the Red Centre Way will leave you in awe of the Northern Territory’s sheer size.

Day 1: Alice Springs A day to explore Alice Springs or take the opportunity to explore the spectacular gorges and gaps of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Day 1: Alice Springs Spend a full day exploring Alice Springs at leisure. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Base, School of the Air or the Alice Springs Desert Park (own expense).

Day 2: Alice Springs – Kings Canyon From Alice Springs travel along Luritja Road to reach Kings Canyon. The soaring sandstone walls frame the ‘Garden of Eden’, a unique waterhole surrounded by palms and ferns. Day 3: Kings Canyon – Uluru Start early to complete the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Then travel to Yulara and see the world’s greatest monolith, Uluru and the domes of Kata Tjuta. Learn about the region’s history, unique flora and fauna, how the earth created such remarkable landmarks and also how the Aboriginal communities have lived and thrived here for thousands of years. Day 4: Uluru Enjoy the morning at leisure or explore some more of this amazing region. Perhaps experience a beautiful sunrise over Uluru or take a walk into majestic Walpa Gorge.

Day 2: Alice Springs – Glen Helen Depart Alice Springs and head west following the MacDonnell Ranges. Along the way visit Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Gorge, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge. Day 3: Glen Helen – Kings Canyon Experience some real 4WD today on the Mereenie Loop to Kings Canyon. Day 4: Kings Canyon – Uluru Depart Kings Canyon, travelling back along the Luritja Road to the Lasseter Highway. Travel to Uluru. Ayers Rock Resort is at Yulara, situated on the outskirts of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Day 5: Uluru The colours of the Rock change with sunrise, sunset and the hours of the day. Today explore all that this stunning area has to offer. Day 6: Uluru Enjoy more time exploring this amazing area.

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Highlights worth seeing along the way

Highlights worth seeing along the way

KINGS CANYON: Wander along the rim of the Canyon and hold your breath as you gaze 300 metres down to the valley floor

ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK: Home to the world renowned sandstone monolith, which stand 348m high

This is a suggested self-drive itinerary and is to be used in conjunction with a road map.


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Top End Discovery

Territory Discovery

6 days/5 nights

8 days/7 nights

Discover this enchanting land as you meander through Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Nitmiluk National Park. The combination of these national parks allow you to spot amazing wildlife, relax at spectacular waterfalls, discover ancient rock art and journey deep into stunning gorges.

From the Red Centre to the Top End, discover the highlights, contrasts and spectacular scenery that the Territory has to offer. Journey from the red heart of the Northern Territory to where the outback meets the tropics, Katherine, before continuing to the tropical north of Darwin and Kakadu National Park.

Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park Depart Darwin for Jabiru. Birdwatchers and nature lovers should stop along the way at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre. A visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre Park Headquarters is a must.

Day 1: Uluru Enjoy a relaxing start to the day before heading to see a stunning Uluru sunset.

Day 2: Kakadu National Park Join a Yellow Water Billabong cruise to discover a range of wildlife. Take the opportunity to visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr Rock, to see some amazing Aboriginal rock art. Day 3: Kakadu National Park – Katherine Travel towards Pine Creek and onto Katherine, making a leisure stop at the beautiful Edith Falls.

Day 2: Uluru Take a walk around the base of Uluru or explore the domes of Kata Tjuta. Day 3: Uluru – Alice Springs Drive to Alice Springs then spend the rest of the day exploring. Day 4: Alice Springs – Tennant Creek En route to Tennant Creek, stop at the Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). Day 5: Tennant Creek – Katherine Start early for the drive from Tennant Creek to Katherine.

Day 4: Katherine Enjoy a spectacular two hour Katherine Gorge cruise. Perhaps visit Mataranka Thermal Pools this afternoon, or visit Katherine’s iconic attractions.

Day 6: Katherine – Kakadu National Park Enjoy a two hour Katherine Gorge cruise this morning. Visit the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre then continue on to Kakadu National Park.

Day 5: Katherine – Litchfield National Park Drive north and enjoy a full day exploring Litchfield National Park, offering spectacular waterfalls year round.

Day 7: Kakadu National Park Cruise Yellow Water Billabong this morning. Continue to Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock and view Aboriginal rock art.

Day 6: Litchfield National Park – Darwin Enjoy more time in Litchfield National Park before returning to Darwin.

Day 8: Kakadu National Park – Darwin Visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre, then journey to Darwin.

Highlights worth seeing along the way

Highlights worth seeing along the way

YELLOW WATER BILLAONG: Marvel at the diverse range of colourful birdlife along the billabong as you try to spot a crocodile

KARLU KARLU (DEVILS MARBLES): Lose yourself in the surreal collection of huge boulders some standing up to six metres

KATHERINE GORGE: A spectacular gorge best seen from the water This is a suggested self-drive itinerary and is to be used in conjunction with a road map.

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Experience

Tasmania

Festivals and Events 2016/17 11-16 Apr 16

Targa Tasmania

05-07 May 16

Agfest - Agricultural Show

Jun 16 (dates TBC)

Dark MoFo

30 Jun-17 Jul 16

Festival of Voices

14 Aug 16

Chocolate Winterfest

Sep 16 (dates TBC)

Junction Arts Festival

06-08 Oct 16

Royal Launceston Show

20-22 Oct 16

Royal Hobart Show

04-07 Nov 16

Tasmanian Craft Fair

26 Dec-01 Jan 17

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

28 Dec-03 Jan 17

The Taste of Tasmania

Jan 17 (dates TBC)

MONA FOMA

10-13 Feb 17

Royal Hobart Regatta

10-12 Feb 17

Festivale

10-13 Feb 17

Wooden Boats Festival (Hobart)

17-26 Mar 17

Ten Days on the Island

Average Temperatures in ˚C Dec-Feb: 11/22 Jun-Aug: 4/13

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Mar-May: 7/21 Sep-Nov: 6/19

Australia’s island state of Tasmania is best known for its native wildlife, intriguing history and natural beauty, but the incredible local produce is another highlight. From wine to strawberries, cheese and seafood, you’ll find artisan producers around every corner and farmers' markets in many towns. Tasmania is easily accessible. Airports at Hobart and Launceston connect to the mainland, or you can take the overnight Spirit of Tasmania passenger and car ferry from Melbourne to Devonport. At about half the size of the North Island of New Zealand, Tasmania is an ideal self-drive destination. We recommend you allow at least a week to take in all those towering forests, deserted beaches, historic sites, beautiful mountains and meet the Tasmanian wildlife – perhaps even the iconic Tasmanian devil. Kayaking, white water rafting and hiking are all popular ways to get out and experience the landscape up close, plus the cities are small enough that you can easily explore them on foot, and historic sites like Port Arthur are made for walking tours. There are plenty of other options for the less energetic too: take a ride on a scenic railway through a spectacular rainforest gorge, join a cruise on a mirror-calm river, soar over mountains and beaches in a helicopter or go off-road on a guided 4WD tour. Tasmania has also made it onto the international art scene with the addition of MONA, the world class art museum in Hobart which is a must-see.


Experience Tasmania 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. MONA – The Museum of Old and New Art. Filled with antiques, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. Just 15 minutes from Hobart on the shore of the River Derwent. FOOD & WINE – Tasmania is a great place to learn about and try fresh produce. Head to the farmers' markets and local eateries to experience Tasmania’s fine produce. Tasmania’s cool climate, mild summers and long autumn days, make perfect conditions for wine making. Be sure to take on a wine route and find out why we love their wines so much. NATURE AND WILDLIFE – A treasure trove of natural wonders, beautiful landscapes, unique plants and wildlife. From alpine ranges, wetlands and rainforests. Look out for Australian fur seals, bottle nosed dolphins and penguins, which are seen all year round. Depending on the time of year you are visiting, you will also see platypus, Tasmanian devils, southern right whale and the humpback whale. OUTDOOR AND ADVENTURE – Over one third of Tasmania is national park, reserve or World Heritage protected wilderness, so you will have plenty to see and do. Go mountain biking, fishing or play golf at two of the top 100 golf courses in the world.

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WALKING – Tasmania is a walker’s paradise, known for its world famous walks like the Overland Track, Wineglass Bay and the South Coast Track. WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY – Journey through rugged terrain and step back in time and relive history on this majestic steam train. Depart from both Queenstown Station and the Regatta Point Station in Strahan for a unique Tasmanian Heritage and Wilderness Experience. © robburnettimages

Lake Burbury

Cape Sorell Macquarie Harbour

Low Rocky Point

Arthurs Lake Lake Sorell

Coles Bay

FREYCINET N.P.

Ouse

FRANKLIN GORDON WILD RIVERS N.P.

Lake Pedder

Lake Gordon

HARTZ MTN N.P.

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293

240

179

159

226

362

353

300

49

325

146

379

79

180

334

252

194

173

237

337

409

86

332

153

407

308

279

100

353

126

245

Campania

HOBART

Mona

Storm Bay Dover

198

99

402

296

271

223

294

456

398

BURNIE

284

COLES BAY

38

300

CRADLE MOUNTAIN

293

334

DEVONPORT

240

49

252

86

HOBART

179

325

194

332

279

LAUNCESTON

159

146

173

153

100

198

PORT ARTHUR

226

379

237

407

353

99

271

STANLEY

362

78

377

126

402

223

456

STRAHAN

388

188

409

308

275

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294

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Triabunna

MT FIELD N.P.

SOUTHWEST N.P.

BICHENO

Bicheno

Great Lake

Lake Tarraleah King William

Strathgordon

SOUTHERN OCEAN

DOUGLAS APSLEY N.P.

WALL OF JERUSALEM N.P Lake St Clair

STRAHAN

Strahan

STANLEY

Zeehan

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Perth

Cradle Valley CRADLE MT LAKE ST CLAIR N.P.

St Helens

BEN LOMOND N.P.

LAUNCESTON Westbury

PORT ARTHUR

Lake Barrington

LAUNCESTON

Waratah Corinna

Bay of Fires

Lalla

Beaconsfield

HOBART

DEVONPORT

DEVONPORT

Ulverstone

CRADLE MOUNTAIN

Bridport

BURNIE

Distances are approximate, in kilometres and based on direct routes.

Gladstone

BICHENO

ROCKY CAPE N.P.

COLES BAY

Cape Portland

Spirit of Tasmania to Melbourne

BURNIE

BASS STRAIT Stanley Smithon

MARIA ISLAND N.P.

Sorell

Nubeena Port Arthur Tasman Peninsula

TASMAN SEA

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Tasmania Accommodation

Best Western Plus Launceston

Discovery Holiday Parks

Best Western Hotels

TasVillas Group

Discovery Holiday Parks offer a range of value for money, self-contained cabins, all of which boast genuine service in a range of great locations. Each location provides a different range of recreational experiences within a relaxed holiday setting. All cabins feature linen, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletry products and kitchen facilities.

Offering five properties across Tasmania, each with their own unique personality and charm. Each property offers spacious rooms, modern facilities including high-speed internet access, and all the other extras required for a relaxing holiday. Most properties also feature on-site restaurants, swimming pools, spas and BBQ areas.

TasVillas Group is one of Tasmania’s largest statewide accommodation groups offering a wide variety of accommodation options. TasVillas Group properties complement your natural experience in Tasmania with quality self-contained, self-catering apartments, motel and hotel style accommodation and affordable rates.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $79 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $85 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $69 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Choice Hotels Australasia

Innkeepers Tasmania –

Federal Group Tasmania –

Explore Tasmania with Choice Hotels and experience a variety of hotels under the global brands of Comfort, Quality and Clarion. Whether you are after a beach, mountain or city location, visiting family and friends or simply taking a well-deserved break, Choice has Tasmania covered with places to stay that will make you feel right at home.

When you stay in one of the Innkeepers properties, wilderness, heritage and vibrant cities are right on your doorstep. State-wide locations allow you to experience Tasmania with a range of standards including inns, hotels, apartments and intimate retreats. You could be in a room overlooking crystal seas or emerald-cloaked farmland.

There’s a warm welcome to look forward to and memorable experiences to be had. Whether it be in Hobart at the cultural hub of the Henry Jones Art Hotel or on the water’s edge at the iconic Wrest Point; in Launceston with the wide rolling greens of Country Club Tasmania.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $95 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $79 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $85 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Clarion Hotel City Park Grand, Launceston

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Tasmania Accommodation

Pumphouse Point, Central Tasmania

Peppers Seaport Hotel, Launceston

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Central Tasmania

Constructed more than 70 years ago to pump water for hydro-electricity, the iconic Pumphouse has been given new life as a boutique wilderness retreat... inside Tasmania’s World Heritage Area. Pumphouse Point caters to a small number of guests and delivers unique and enduring experiences.

Located on the edge of the Tamar River, Peppers Seaport Hotel Launceston makes an ideal accommodation base for a weekend away, short break or romantic escape and is a great base for exploring the Tamar Valley either by car or river cruise. Enjoy the range of on-site facilities.

Peppers Cradle Mountain is a unique wilderness experience, set right on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park, just 2 hours from Launceston and 1.5 hours from Devonport. Indulge and rejuvenate at the on-site spa.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $249 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $155 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

Sullivans Cove Apartments, Hobart

Horizon Deluxe Apartments, North West Coast

Saffire Freycinet, East Coast

Sullivans Cove Apartments offers award-winning luxury around Hobart’s waterfront. Choose from a selection of spacious and contemporary self-contained 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments located in multiple precincts around Hobart’s famous harbour. All apartments are spacious with a modern fit-out.

Located in the peaceful historical fishing village of Stanley, with magnificent views over Stanley, the famous Stanley Nut and the surrounding waters of Bass Strait. With contemporary designs featuring free standing double spas and fully equipped kitchens.

Saffire Freycinet’s concept and design are like no other in Australia, capturing the essence of the unique Freycinet Peninsular region of Tasmania and connecting with its environment to bring an authentic and enriching experience for its guests. Each suite offers sweeping views of Great Oyster Bay and the Hazards Mountains.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $149 ROOM TYPES: Apartments

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $205 ROOM TYPES: Apartments

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1149 ROOM TYPES: Hotel Rooms

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Tasmania Sightseeing

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Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

West Coast Wilderness Railway

Hollybank Treetop Adventure

Based in Hobart, offering a range of eco-cruises. The Bruny Island and Tasman Island Cruises offer unforgettable three hour cruises to experience spectacular rock formations, intriguing caves and sea cliffs as well as seals, pods of dolphins, migrating whales, birds of prey and seabirds.

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.

Why walk when you can fly on a three hour Treetop Adventure Tour with two highly-trained guides along six cables with spans from 15-400m long. Each span has a slight downward angle, so you can take in the magnificent old and new growth forests around Hollybank.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $149

DEPARTS: Daily (Sep-Apr); Mon-Sat (May-Aug) DURATION: 3.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $145

World Heritage Cruises

Port Arthur Historic Site

Wineglass Bay Cruises

Depart from Strahan for a cruise on the Gordon River. Stop at Sarah Island to see some of Australia’s oldest convict ruins with a fascinating tale of human triumph over adversity and cruise past rugged mountain ranges in the World Heritage Listed national park.

Walk in the footsteps of the early convicts, soldiers and settlers. This World Heritage Listed site is among the most important convict era sites in the world. Get access to more than 30 historic buildings, ruins, gardens, guided walking tour, harbour cruise and cemetery or prison tour.

Take an unforgettable cruise from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay on Tasmania’s stunning East Coast. Experience abundant wildlife which can include dolphins, seals, albatross, sea eagles and even whales on their annual migration from Sep-Dec.

DEPARTS: Daily (morning or afternoon) DURATION: 5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $125

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Half day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $45 (Silver pass)

DEPARTS: Daily (Sep-May) DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $155

The price guide shown is per adult, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Touring

Tasmania


Explore Tasmania with AAT Kings Tasmania is a world unto itself. From its rich colonial history and untouched wilderness to foodie delights like delicate wines, gourmet cheeses and fresh salmon from the pond, Tasmania is a little piece of heaven. Whether you’re soaking up the atmosphere strolling through Hobart’s Salamanca Market or filling your lungs with pure Tasmanian air in the pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain, you’ll be awestruck by everything Tassie has to offer. Experience Tasmania with AAT Kings and tick Tassie off your bucket list!

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Perfect Tasmania First Choice Guided Holiday

Tasmanian Wonders Best Buys Guided Holidays

12 days/11 nights

10 days/9 nights

Explore Hobart and the famous Salamanca Market before venturing to Mt. Field National Park. Witness the stunning natural beauty of Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park. Tantalise your taste buds sampling Tasmanian salmon and Josef Chromy wines.

Journey through Tasmania and experience the natural beauty of Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park. Cruise the dark waters of the Gordon River and step back in time at Port Arthur. Sample local fresh produce and boutique wines and discover Bicheno’s little Blue penguins.

Day 1-3: Hobart – Strahan Take an afternoon tour of Hobart and enjoy a welcome reception and dinner. Explore Hobart with a free day and visit spectacular Russell Falls and the fascinating Wall in the Wilderness.

Day 1: Hobart Take an afternoon tour of Hobart and enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 4-5: Strahan – Cradle Mountain Take a river cruise, stop at Sarah Island and see Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing. Explore stunning Cradle Mountain and join your Travel Director for a guided walk around Dove Lake. The Afternoon is yours to explore. Day 6-7: Cradle Mountain – Launceston Explore historical Shelfield and enjoy a guided tour of a salmon farm with a tasting. Then it’s onto Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory for more delicious tastings. Discover the Tamar Valley with lunch at Josef Chromy Wines. Day 8-10: Launceston – Bicheno – Freycinet National Park – Hobart Visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm, Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, the mining town of Derby then travel through the myrtle rainforest at Weldborough Pass. Experience the breathtaking Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay.

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Day 2-4: Hobart – Queenstown – Smithton Explore magnificent Mt Field National Park and visit spectacular Russell Falls. Take the winding journey to Queenstown along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Visit Strahan on Macquarie Harbour and cruise the Gordon River. Travel past Lake Plimsoll to Cradle Mountain National Park and Dove Lake for spectacular views. Visit Highfield historic site, then onto Smithton. Day 5-7: Smithton – Launceston – Bicheno Take a guided tour of Makers’ Workshop in Burnie. Wander through Sheffield and its colourful murals and wall paintings. Visit the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory for some delicious produce tasting. Experience the delights of the Tamar Valley, including a berry farm, boutique winery and Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Discover Bicheno’s little blue penguins at dusk.

Day 11-12: Port Arthur – Hobart Enjoy a guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison. Depart Hobart after breakfast.

Day 8-10: Bicheno – Port Arthur – Hobart Take a guided walk through breathtaking Freycinet National Park. Explore Port Arthur Historic Site and the infamous convict prison. See the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. When back in Hobart enjoy a farewell dinner.

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Sep-Apr)

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Sep-May)

INCLUSIONS: 11 nights quality accommodation, 11 full buffet breakfasts, 1 morning tea, 3 lunches, 8 dinners, luxury coach, experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide and airport transfers

INCLUSIONS: 9 nights comfortable accommodation, 9 full buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners, luxury coach, experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide and airport transfers

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $5125

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3295 The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Tasmania Self-Drives A combination of good roads, light traffic and short travelling distances, makes Tasmania a perfect destination for self-drive holidays. Venture off the beaten track to discover some of our townships, spectacular scenery, cellar doors, farm gates and talented artists at work. If you plan to circle the entire island, a minimum stay of 10 nights is recommended. However, if you’re short for time, you will still be able to enjoy specific regions of Tasmania in shorter visits.

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Tasmania Adventure

Tasmania Explorer

8 days/7 nights

11 days/10 nights

If time is not on your side, 7 nights offers the opportunity to get a taste of Tasmania’s highlights. Base yourself in a region and take your time to really get a taste of the Tasmanian way of life. This suggested itinerary provides some ideas on what can be seen in 8 days.

If you plan to circle the entire Island, a stay of 10 nights is recommended. An 11 day itinerary gets you to all of the iconic areas with time to stop along the way. This suggested itinerary provides some ideas on what can be seen in 11 days.

Day 1: Launceston – Tamar Valley Explore some of Tasmania’s finest wineries on the Tamar Valley Wine Route, travel north towards Beauty Point and visit Seahorse World, Platypus House and the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre.

Day 1: Hobart Check out the Museum of Old and New Art – MONA.

Day 2: Coles Bay – Swansea Head to the state’s East Coast and discover the sheltered beaches of the Freycinet National Park and take in the breathtaking views of Wineglass Bay. Day 3-4: Hobart Drive south to Hobart. En route check out the Spikey Bridge just south of Swansea or take the ferry at Triabunna to Maria Island. Explore Hobart from the water on a harbour cruise, or join a tour of the city or surrounding winery region. Day 5-6: Strahan Depart Hobart for the West Coast town of Strahan. Stop at the historic town of New Norfolk or at the Mt Field National Park. Take a cruise onboard a luxury catamaran which will take you into the Gordon River.

Day 2-4: Strahan – Stanley Travel to Strahan, along the way walk to the impressive Russell Falls at Mt Field National Park. Join the West Coast Wilderness Railway, taking you through the stunning wilderness between Strahan and Queenstown. Travel to Stanley via Cradle Mountain National Park. Day 5-7: Stanley – Launceston – Coles Bay Head for Launceston via The Tarkine – Australia’s largest temperate rainforest. Explore Launceston or take a cruise on the Tamar River. Visit the Freycinet National Park at Coles Bay. Walk into Wineglass Bay or explore the spectacular coast line. Day 8-9: Port Arthur Drive from the East Coast to the Tasman Peninsula. Arrive at Port Arthur in time for dinner and a memorable Ghost Tour.

Day 7-8: Cradle Mountain – Sheffield Venture through the small towns of Rosberry and Tullah where the rugged west coast gives way to the sub-alpine forests of Cradle Mountain. Head North from Cradle Mountain to Sheffield ‘The Town of Murals’. Explore more of Tasmania or catch a flight home from Launceston or Hobart.

Day 10-11: Hobart Travel south from Hobart to the Huon Valley and walk through the treetops at Tahune Forest Airwalk. The next morning wander the galleries at Richmond, one of Australia’s best preserved colonial villages.

Highlights worth seeing along the way

Highlights worth seeing along the way

WINEGLASS BAY: Considered one of the top 10 beaches in the world - dazzling white sand and sapphire coloured sea set against pink and grey granite peaks

CRADLE MOUNTAIN: Rising to 1,545m above sea level, a principal tourist site

MARIA ISLAND: Mountainous island off the east coast of Tasmania This is a suggested self-drive itinerary and is to be used in conjunction with a road map.

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Touring Australia Motorhomes, Rental Cars, Cruising & Rail Journeys

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There really is only one way to see the best of Australia – SELF-DRIVE. A self-drive holiday is about freedom on wheels. You can go where you want, when you want, at your own pace and with peace of mind. All in the privacy of your choice of vehicle and in the company of your loved ones. It is not about speeding to cover as much distance as possible or rushing to see as many places as you can. It is about experiencing and enjoying the places you visit. Forget about scheduled departures and early wake-up calls. When you are in the driver’s seat, you can take control of your adventure. Call 0800 838 747 or go to houseoftravel.co.nz


Renting a motorhome is perfect for the free spirited who want to explore Queensland at their own pace. Whether you’re travelling with friends or family you can travel with ease knowing that DriveAway Holidays will provide you with the highest quality motorhome at the best price.


Cruise Australia Iconic landmarks, bucket list worthy events and a stunning selection of some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders: phenomenal possibilities await just a quick cruise over the ditch. Australia’s smorgasbord of adventures are waiting. Blissfully meander the nation’s coastal waters while relaxing in luxurious facilities and indulging indulgingininfine fine dining dining as you as float you from float one incredible from one incredible experience experience to the next. to Best the of all, Best next. as Kiwis, of all, we’re asperfectly Kiwis, we’re positioned perfectly to get amongst positioned to it.get Faced amongst with impossible it. Faced with task of choosing the impossible which task of cities choosing and landmarks which cities to leavelandmarks and out, the advantage to leave out, of the cruising advantage is that it allows of cruising forisathat wideit range allows of forexperiences a wide range in oneexperiences of journey. No in matter one what journey. yourNo travelling matter style, your what or who travelling you style, are holidaying or who youwith, are you can explore holidaying with, you your can dream explore Australian your destination dream Australian with a destination cruise to suit. with a cruise to suit.

Australia’s Top End 17 days/16 nights Discover the delights of Australia’s Top End on this 16 night cruise. ‘I didn’t think it would be this good!’ – that’s what we hear most often from our first-time cruisers. We put your holiday enjoyment at the heart of everything we do which is why a Royal Caribbean cruise offers so much more – choice, variety and adventure onboard and ashore. There is something for everyone, so if you fancy enjoying a fine dining experience or climbing the onboard rock climbing wall – they have it all! PORT ARRIVE DEPART Day 1: Sydney

Embark

6.30pm

8.00am

6.00pm

7.00am

5.00pm

Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Brisbane Days 4-5: At Sea Day 6: Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob)

Days 7-8: At Sea Day 9: Darwin

8.00am

10.00pm

Days 10-11: At Sea

Benoa, Bali

Ports of Call Port of Departure Cruising

Darwin Cairns

Perth (Fremantle)

7.00am

6.00pm

9.00am

4.00pm

Day 16: Geraldton

11.00am

5.00pm

Day 17: Perth (Fremantle)

6.00am

Disembark

Day 13: At Sea Day 14: Port Headland Day 15: At Sea

Port Headland

Geraldton

Day 12: Bali (Benoa)

Brisbane

DEPARTURES: 31 Oct 16, 9 Feb 17 Sydney

INCLUSIONS: 16 night cruise Sydney to Perth aboard Radiance of the Seas, main meals & entertainment onboard, award-winning children’s programme, port charges, government fees & gratuities PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2659

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The price guide shown is per adult, per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


The Great Barrier Reef 13 days/12 nights Enjoy a perfect close-to-home sailing adventure, taking a journey around this rugged and diverse landscape. The truly magnificent Celebrity Solstice boasts a half-acre of real lawn on the top deck, and is unlike anything else at sea. You should find yourself pondering the next tantalising meal or which thrilling shore excursions to try. Celebrity Cruises concentrate on making sure everything is perfect, so you can concentrate on having the time of your life.

PORT ARRIVE DEPART Day 1: Sydney

Embark

6.30pm

Day 2: Newcastle

8.00am

5.00pm

Day 3: At Sea Day 4: At Sea Day 5: Airlie Beach

8.00am

Day 6: Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob

10.00am

5.00pm

Day 7: Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob)

7.00pm

Day 8: Port Douglas

7.00am

7.00pm

Day 9: Willis Island

Scenic Cruising

Port Douglas Cairns

Day 10: At Sea Day 11: Brisbane

8.00am

8.00pm

6.30am

Disembark

Airlie Beach

Day 12: At Sea Day 13: Sydney

Willis Island

Brisbane

DEPARTURES: 13 Mar 17

Newcastle

INCLUSIONS: 12 night cruise Sydney roundtrip aboard Celebrity Solstice, main meals & entertainment onboard, port charges, government fees & gratuities

Sydney

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2075

Ports of Call Port of Departure Cruising

The price guide shown is per adult, per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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North Star Cruises North Star Cruises conducts adventurecruises around the Australian coastline and in the stunning waters of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. All cruises are activity based – extended periods at sea are specifically excluded and carefully crafted itineraries provide ultimate opportunity to experience destinations. Daily activities can included scenic walks, fishing, snorkelling, diving, picnics and cultural events. The TRUE NORTH is an Australian registered ship and is not required to exit territorial waters during Australian voyages – every day on the TRUE NORTH is an activity day! The TRUE NORTH is built to access wilderness areas – bigger ships cannot go where we go! Multiple expedition boats explore further and most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter. The TRUE NORTH also features comfort and style, guest numbers are limited to 36 and, an Australian crew of 20 chaperones for every experience. Guests consistently respond with “that’s the best holiday I have ever had!"

Day 1: Broome Broome Embarkation begins at 5pm – time for a cocktail before getting underway and, the first of many exquisite dining experiences.

Kimberley Snapshot 7 nights (Broome to Wyndham) For those pressed for time, here is the flagship Kimberley Ultimate itinerary condensed into a single week voyage. The Snapshot itinerary features several Kimberley icons including the King George Falls, the Hunter River, the Prince Regent River, Montgomery Reef and the Horizontal Waterfalls.

Day 2: Cockatoo Island – Horizontal Waterfalls – Doubtful Bay Glide past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands where you’ll hear the colourful histories of both. Then it’s time to introduce you to a Kimberley icon – The Horizontal Falls. Day 3: Sale River – Montgomery Reef Swim in a crystal clear billabong. Fish, hike and then visit Montgomery Reef, a unique eco-system that must be seen to be believed as 360 square kilometres of coral reef rises out of the ocean – right before your very eyes! Day 4: Prince Regent River – King Cascade The scenery will astound as the True North graces the majestic Prince Regent River. At King Cascade we manoeuvre the True North right under the falls! Day 5: Hunter River – Vansittart Bay Fishing, mud crabbing, bird watching and just simply exploring the Hunter! Day 6: Vansittart Bay Discover the ‘Bradshaws’ possibly the oldest art known to man. Also visit the site of a bomber that crashed during WWII. Day 7: King George River Anchor at the base of the Twin Falls and you will find endless places to explore. Climb or take the helicopter to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. Day 8: Wyndham – Kununurra Your courtesy coach will arrive at approximately 8am for your transfer to Kununurra.

The Art of Adventure

30th YEAR ANNIVERSARY CRUISES

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep) INCLUSIONS: 7 nights onboard, all expedition boat excursions and activities, onboard dining, non-alcoholic refreshments and fishing equipment (Scenic helicopter flights and alcohol are additional) PRICE GUIDE FROM: $14,115 57

The price guide shown is per adult, per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Rail Journeys Great Southern Rail offers journeys beyond into the wide expanse of the Australian Outback with The Ghan and Indian Pacific. Experience the very best Australia has to offer in a level of comfort only rail travel can provide. Whether you choose to travel from the tropical reaches of Darwin to the wine capital of Adelaide, or from shores of the Indian Ocean to the Pacific coast, your time aboard one of the world’s great rail journeys will deliver a truly iconic Australian holiday beyond expectations. In 2016, guests on The Ghan and Indian Pacific can enjoy a range of Outback Experiences that are included in all Platinum and Gold Service fares. New Outback Experiences allow guests to leave the train for up to two hours to connect with remote Outback destinations during the magnificent hours of sunrise and sunset. Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences offer extended stops whereby guests are invited to undertake a selection of organised tours as part of their rail holiday.

The Ghan

Indian Pacific

3 days/2 nights

4 days/3 nights

Prepare for a holiday of unimaginable proportions as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia. Enjoy the comfort of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with new-found travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever changing landscape. Take your time tapping into the rich creative soul of Adelaide. Experience the dramatic scenery of central Australia on the back of a camel and explore the ancient, awe-inspiring wonders of the Northern Territory. On The Ghan, Off Train Excursions are available at Katherine and Alice Springs. The Ghan Expedition (Four-Day Ghan), operating Darwin to Adelaide between 03 August and 26 October 2016, also includes a full day Off Train Excursion in the fascinating underground mining town of Coober Pedy.

Stepping aboard the mighty Indian Pacific, you’ll feel a great sense of anticipation as this unforgettable Australian adventure begins to unfold. This is a journey defined by contrast, encompassing the towering majesty of the Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor and every goldmine, ghost town and grapevine in between. Outside your window, the landscape shifts over and over, revealing hidden secrets, from long abandoned homesteads on the Nullarbor to the marvellously resilient wildflowers of Western Australia. With all of its variance, this is the definitive Australia. On the Indian Pacific, Off Train Excursions are available at Broken Hill, Adelaide and Kalgoorlie. On westbound journeys, guests can choose to replace their Adelaide-based excursions with a visit to the world-renowned Barossa wine region.

DEPARTURES: Set Departures (Adelaide to Darwin or v.v.)

DEPARTURES: Set Departures (Sydney to Perth or v.v.)

INCLUSIONS: Gold Service Sleeper Cabin with all meals and beverages onboard

INCLUSIONS: Gold Service Sleeper Cabin with all meals and beverages onboard

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2265 (Off Train Excursions now included)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2559 (Off Train Excursions now included)

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Flightseeing Holidays Australian Air Holidays offer unique “flightseeing” and ground touring holidays in private aircraft to visit the Outback, seldom seen and spectacular parts of Australia. Instead of spending long hours on the road, Australian Air Holidays allows you more time at our destination points to “see more in less time”. Our private aircraft is the high wing Fokker 50, perfect for scenic viewing and to fly “low and slow” over many scenic landscapes and attractions, providing a unique perspective of this great country, not to mention fantastic photo opportunities! Australian Air Holidays offer fully inclusive touring experiences including premium 4 or 5-star hotels and resorts, services of an experienced, professional and friendly tour manager, unique and must-do touring experiences and all meals and selected beverages. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.

Cape York & Torres Strait Islands

Icons of Australia

4 days/3 nights

8 days/7 nights

Cape York, one of Australia’s great unspoilt wilderness areas together with the little visited, yet idyllic Torres Strait Islands combine perfectly for this four day premium tour.

Experience a diversity of famous Australian landscapes including the must see Uluru, The Twelve Apostles and Great Barrier Reef. Icons of Australia is a must-do for anyone wanting to experience the truest and best of Australia.

Tour Highlights: -- Stunning Cape York ‘Tip of Australia’ walk -- Wilderness Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait Islands scenic flight -- Paradise Found Thursday Island -- Inspirational ‘In their Steps’ Horn Island Tour -- Succulent fresh crayfish dinner -- Relaxing Torres Strait Islands Cruise -- Spectacular Great Barrier Reef scenic flight -- Beautiful Cooktown

Tour Highlights: -- Scenic flights - Magical 12 Apostles, Kangaroo Island Coast, Uluru, Kata Tjuta & MacDonnell Ranges & Great Barrier Reef -- Must do Uluru & Kata Tjuta -- Sparkling Whitsunday Islands Cruise -- Unique Desert Cave Underground Hotel -- Aussie campfire dinner and entertainment -- Legendary Kangaroo Dundee -- Amazing Flinders Chase National Park -- Close Encounters Seal Bay Tour

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Jun-Oct)

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Nov)

INCLUSIONS: 3 nights accommodation; 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, including selected beverages; professional tour manager; touring as per itinerary; private chartered Fokker 50 aircraft

INCLUSIONS: 7 nights accommodation; 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners, including selected beverages; professional tour manager; touring as per itinerary; private chartered Fokker 50 aircraft

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $5559

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $11,175

BAMAGA

2

Thursday Island 1

1

Alice Springs Uluru 1

Cooktown

Airlie Beach

Longreach

1

BIRDSVILLE Coober Pedy

CAIRNS

1

1

Cairns

1

Kangaroo Island 1

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MELBOURNE

The price guide shown is per adult twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Terms & Conditions Please read these booking conditions carefully CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT The guarantees under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will apply to services supplied by us except where they are acquired, or held out as being acquired for business purposes. 1.

OUR SERVICES AND OBLIGATIONS

1.1 House of Travel Ltd ('we' or 'us' as the case may be) supply services consisting of arranging and co-ordinating travel facilities and services, and making bookings and issuing vouchers to be redeemed by suppliers of travel, entertainment, and accommodation facilities or services ('Suppliers'). House of Travel Ltd is part of the House of Travel group. 1.2 We undertake to perform these services with reasonable care and skill. We will not be liable for any loss or damage which results from the act, default or omission of any person other than ourselves, our employees or agents, or any cause independent of human control. This includes (but is not limited to), loss or damage which arises directly or indirectly from any act of God, weather disruptions, dangers incidental to the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of Governments or other authorities de jure or de facto, wars whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, deaths, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines or medical or customs regulations. 1.3 We are not able to exercise control over services we do not supply directly, therefore we will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from: - Any booking made directly with a service Supplier by your travel agent, or - Any services which are not directly provided by us and which are additional to those recorded in clause 1.1 above. 1.4 We will endeavour to provide the most suitable travel arrangements to meet the particular requirements you make known to us. However, travel is an individual experience, and your preferences and opinions may vary from our own. For this reason, we cannot take responsibility for your individual satisfaction. 2.

SUPPLY OF TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT AND ACCOMMODATION SERVICES AND FACILITIES

2.1 When we make bookings with Suppliers, we are acting as a booking agent for such Supplier. 2.2 All travel, entertainment, and accommodation facilities or services are supplied directly to you by the Suppliers. We have no control over the facilities or services themselves, or the manner in which they are provided by the Suppliers. Therefore you should be aware of the following conditions: - We will not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind which may arise from your use or consumption of, or inability to use or consume those facilities or services. - The provision of those facilities or services is subject to the terms and conditions of your contract with each Supplier. - Where for any reason, a Supplier is unable to provide particular facilities or services, then that Supplier may be entitled, under its contract with you, to substitute those services or facilities with comparable or equivalent facilities or services without incurring any liability to you. You should check your contract with each Supplier. - All facilities or services described by us are subject to availability from the Supplier. - We will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage relating to your baggage, personal possessions, health or welfare, or delays or travel disruptions unless these arise directly from the service we provide to you. 3.

BUSINESS PURPOSES

You agree that where our services are acquired for business purposes, or where you hold yourself out as acquiring our services for business purposes, the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply to any supply of goods or services made under these conditions, and we will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage of any kind to you, including any consequential loss or damage however it may be caused. 4.

INFORMATION IN THIS BROCHURE

4.1 While we attempt to ensure that the contents of this brochure are correct, accurate, and up to date at the time of printing, the contents of this brochure are drawn from information supplied to us by Suppliers. We do not have, and cannot be reasonably expected to have, personal knowledge about all of the facilities or services provided by each Supplier. 4.2 Facilities or services may change after the date of printing.

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We endeavour to keep travel agents informed of any changes to information in this brochure which are brought to our attention. Prior to completing your booking, you should ask your travel agent whether they are aware of any changes to the published information. You should also make sure that if your travel agent is advised of changes which occur after booking, your travel agent is able to contact you. 4.3 Maps and Photographs: Maps are shown for general information and may not necessarily reflect actual routings, locations or services provided. Photographs may show places in the geographic area which are not included in your booking. Hotel room photographs may not be the actual room occupied. 4.4 Property Information: Descriptions featured in this brochure are drawn from information provided by our Suppliers. Any facilities or services shown are subject to change at any time. Please advise your travel agent if you have any special requirements. 4.5 Room Bedding: Prices in this brochure are based on existing bedding in the room. Requests for specific bedding arrangements must be made at the time of booking but can not be guaranteed. For example, twin share may consist of single beds or a shared double bed. 4.6 Rental Cars: We cannot guarantee to provide a particular model or colour within the car category. Availability of car categories is subject to confirmation at the time of booking. We reserve the right to substitute different models. If a vehicle is returned prior to the end of the reserved rental period or if the vehicle is picked up later than the reserved date, NO REFUND will be made for unused rental days 5.

PRICES

5.1 The price indicator is provided as a guide only. It is based on low season, per adult share twin pricing and is correct at the time of printing. The actual price may differ to that indicated due to currency fluctuations, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Price indicators for hotels are per person per night for share twin in a standard room (except for apartments or if specified). Price indicators for tours are based on per adult per night for share twin based on low season travel. Price indicators for cruises are per person for the complete cruise based on the lead-in cabin category on a low season sailing. Per person pricing is based in New Zealand dollars. 5.2 We will guarantee the price of the portion of the booking as processed by us, against currency fluctuation for a period of seven (7) days from the time of confirmation of the booking; note: special conditions apply for cruise bookings. It is the responsibility of your travel agent to advise you of the date of confirmation. If your booking remains unpaid after the seven (7) day guarantee period it will be subject to currency fluctuation, up to the time full payment is received by us. 5.3 Events beyond our control, such as changes to the prices of aviation fuel or changes to the cost of services or facilities may result in the prices charged to you being different from those shown in the brochure. You should check all prices with your travel agent before making reservations, and before ticketing. 5.4 Prices may also be liable to variation between the time of booking and the date of departure due to events beyond our control. Due to unforeseen events we reserve the right to vary the price up to the time of your departure. 6.

HOUSE OF TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION RATINGS

To assist you with the selection of your accommodation, we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. Please note that these gradings are to be used as a guide only and may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances. Please check with your House of Travel consultant to ensure you get the property that best suits your needs. 7.

PAYMENT

7.1 A non-refundable deposit will be required by your travel agent and must be paid at the time of booking. This is in addition to any deposits imposed by Suppliers. 7.2 A communication charge may be made for bookings requested less than 72 hours prior to departure. 7.3 Final payment must be made in full before we can release travel documents (including tickets).

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CANCELLATION

8.1 If you wish to cancel your booking for any reason, you must advise us in writing through your travel agent as soon as possible. 8.2 If you cancel your booking or any part of your booking, we will impose a cancellation fee in respect of each person travelling under that booking. You must also pay all cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and your travel agent. These cancellation fees are required to offset booking, communication, and administrative charges which have already been incurred by us, Suppliers and your travel agent. Cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and travel agents are beyond our control and you should check with your travel agent regarding what cancellation fees may be applicable. 8.3 We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. See Section 10. 9.

RESERVATION AMENDMENTS

We are happy to incorporate any reasonable amendments you request. An amendment constitutes a change to an existing booking and will attract a $25 fee per amendment prior to final payment and the issuing of the travel documents, and a $50 fee per amendment after travel documents have been issued. These fees are to cover administration and communication costs. You may also be required to pay any Supplier imposed fees. 10. INSURANCE We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation, loss of luggage and personal property, and medical expenses. Your travel agent will be able to provide you with further information. 11. ITEMS NOT COVERED Unless otherwise specified, the cost of airfares, meals, drinks, laundry, insurance, sightseeing, transfers, local taxes, airport departure taxes, Airline imposed insurance levies, passenger service charges and Passport or Visa application fees are not included. 12. VISAS/PASSPORTS For all holidays in this brochure you will require a valid passport. You are responsible for arranging your own passport, visa and health requirements including inoculation. You should check with your travel agent who will be able to provide you with the necessary information. 13. NON-USE OF SERVICES OR FACILITIES If, of your own choice, you decide not to use part or parts of the arranged services or facilities, you will not be entitled to a refund from us (provided we have carried out our service with reasonable skill and care and to your requirements) and you may not be entitled to a refund from any Supplier. 14. HEALTH OR DISABILITY Some Suppliers may reserve the right to refuse to carry or accommodate people who because of a health condition or disability may require services or facilities to be provided in a special manner. You should check this with your travel agent. 15. SERVICE SATISFACTION During your holiday, if you encounter any situation where the service supplied to you does not meet your satisfaction, please take the matter up with the Supplier immediately. Your contract for each service is with the Supplier. If this is not possible immediately, or if you are still dissatisfied, please contact your travel agent. Both we and your travel agent will endeavour to investigate on your behalf and to negotiate with the Supplier to resolve the matter as soon as possible, so that you continue to enjoy your journey. 16. LEGAL CLAIMS Any claims or legal action in connection with the provision of our services to you will be governed by the laws of New Zealand. Any claim or legal action against the Suppliers is likely to be subject to the terms of your contract with them, and may be governed by the laws of other countries.


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