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01 Contents

New Zealand 120 121 124 125 126

Welcome to New Zealand New Zealand Map Rail Journeys & Ferry Crossing North Island Touring Independent Travel

128/North Island & Auckland 129 131

Auckland & Beyond Touring Auckland Accommodation

134/Northland & Coromandel 135 136

137/Rotorua & Regional North Island

Welcome 02 03 04 07 08 12 22 24 26 28 30

32 33 36

Welcome to Australia Australia Map Rail Journeys

39/Sydney & New South Wales

40 43 48 49

138 139 140

About Us What’s On Offer Using The Brochure Helpful Information Airlines Stopovers Car Rentals Motorhome Rentals Independent Touring Escorted Touring Welcome to Australia and New Zealand

Australia

Sydney & Beyond Touring Sydney Accommodation Sydney & Beaches Accommodation Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley Accommodation Coastal New South Wales Accommodation

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144 145 146 148 149 150

85/Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Northern Territory’s Red Centre 86 88 89

Getting Aound by Rail

59/Cairns & The Great Barrier Reef 60 62 63 64 65 66 67 69

Cairns & The Great Barrier Reef Touring Cairns & Beyond Touring Great Barrier Reef Cruising Cairns Accommodation Cairns & Northern Beaches Accommodation Palm Cove Accommodation Port Douglas Accommodation Port Douglas & Beyond Accommodation

70/Islands & The Great Barrier Reef 71 72 73 74 75 77

Northern Great Barrier Reef Accommodation Magnetic Island Touring & Accommodation Whitsunday Islands Touring Whitsundays Mainland Accommodation Whitsunday Islands Accommodation Southern Great Barrier Reef Accommodation

Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Beyond Touring Alice Springs Accommodation Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kings Canyon Accommodation

90/Darwin & Australia’s Top End

57/Queensland

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Independent Travel Marlborough & Abel Tasman Touring Marlborough Touring & Accommodation

147/Christchurch & Canterbury

97 99 100

Melbourne & Beyond Touring Melbourne Accommodation Melbourne & Beyond Accommodation

Wellington Touring & Accommodation

143/South Island

51/Melbourne & Victoria

52 53 56

Rotorua Touring Rotorua Accommodation Regional North Island Touring & Accommodation

141/Wellington

91 93 94 95

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Bay of Islands Touring & Accommodation Coromandel Touring & Accommodation

Darwin & Beyond Touring Darwin Accommodation Darwin & Beyond Accommodation Katherine Touring & Accommodation

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Christchurch & Canterbury Touring Christchurch & Canterbury Accommodation West Coast & Glaciers Touring and Accommodation West Coast & Glaciers Accommodation

152/Queenstown 153 156 159 160

Queenstown & Beyond Touring Queenstown Accommodation Wanaka Touring & Accommodation Dunedin & Stewart Island Touring & Accommodation

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Booking Conditions

96/ Australia’s North West

Kimberley Touring The Kimberley Accommodation & Cruising Broome Accommodation

101/Perth, South West & Coral Coast

102 104 105 106

Perth & Beyond Touring Perth Accommodation Perth & Beyond Accommodation Coral Coast Touring & Accommodation

107/Adelaide & South Australia 108 112 114 115

Adelaide & Beyond Touring Adelaide Accommodation Kangaroo Island Accommodation South Australia Accommodation

116/Tasmania 117 118 119

Tasmania Touring Hobart & Launceston Accommodation Regional Tasmania Accommodation

78/Brisbane & Southern Queensland 79 80 81 82 83 84

Brisbane & Beyond Touring Moreton Island Touring & Accommodation Fraser Island Touring & Accommodation Brisbane Accommodation Sunshine Coast & Beyond Accommodation Gold Coast Accommodation www.worldmarkettravel.com


02 Welcome

World Market Travel

About Us

World Market Travel World Market Travel was formed in 1981 by brothers Peter and Tim Giles. From the company ’s inception the brothers have maintained a very high level of personal service to it ’s clients. They are very proud of their family business and are highly regarded by the major industry suppliers.

Award Winning Service Brothers Peter and Tim have established an enviable reputation both with their clients and principals in the travel industry. World Market Travel is very much a family business and after trading for over 30 years, remains in the sole ownership of the brothers and totally independent. “Our policy is to tailor make the travel arrangements to suit you the client. Our advice is independent and unbiased. We have numerous awards for the service provided.” www.worldmarkettravel.com


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03 What’s On Offer

Booking Your Travel Arrangements Our friendly expert staff at World Market Travel will give you a warm welcome if you visit us here in Bath, but if that’s not convenient, we will handle your booking entirely by telephone or e.mail. Simply call us on 01225 486800 or email sales@wmtbath.co.uk and let us make it happen for you.

Making An Appointment We understand your time is precious, so if you would like to arrange a personal appointment we will be happy to accommodate you. Call us to fix the best time and we will be here waiting for you – it ’s a date!

Personally Planned Itineraries A tailor-made holiday gives you the best of all worlds. You get flexibility, freedom of choice and a holiday filled with all the ingredients of your own choosing. Let us manage the cost and content to suit your budget and travel perameters.

Airfares. The Best Flights, The Lowest Prices This is more complex than most people think. From the thousands of available flights, we will find the right one; convenient and affordable. We have state-of-theart technology operated by experts to make sure we get it right for you.

Visas In many cases, we can issue Australian visas electronically for you right here. Where other countries are involved which prevent automation, we still offer a quick and efficient service. Currently a visa is not required for New Zealand.

Financial Safeguards World Market Travel is a fully bonded Travel Agent. We are members of ABTA and IATA, and also meet the very strict financial conditions applied by the CAA to hold an ATOL licence.

Tourism Australia And Tourism New Zealand At World Market Travel we co-operate very closely with Tourism Australia/New Zealand, taking advantage of the many trade benefits and training. Because of this special relationship, World Market Travel is recognised by them as a specialist and is proud to maintain the high standards placed upon us by this accolade For you it means top service, expert advice and an inside track to a better holiday.

Travel Insurance We believe it is essential for you to be adequately insured. We have negotiated the most competitive yet comprehensive rates. Please check when making reservations.

Transfer Service Take the hassle out of travelling to and from your departure airport with World Market Travels own transfer service. Our vehicles take up to five persons. Sample one way cost per vehicle from the Bath area is £130 Heathrow and £140 Gatwick. This service is extremely popular, book early to avoid disappointment.

Vaccinations Check with your GP about any jabs recommended for your travel destinations.

Currency Australia and New Zealand each have their own dollars. Did you know that the word ‘dollar ’ was simply an English slang word meaning any foreign currency at all? We recommend you take the appropriate cash as well as travellers cheques in the relevant currency. Banking hours are typically 09:30 – 16:00. And how about credit cards? Well, they will do nicely thank you!

Electricity The electrical current in Australia is 250 volts and in New Zealand it ’s 230 volts. The plug configuration is different to the UK so an adaptor is required.

Airport / Security Taxes Most major airports worldwide apply taxes of some kind in general relating to departure/arrival tax, security and noise taxes. Wherever possible the current charge will be advised and added to the airfare. A number of countries may collect the appropriate amount locally.

Sunshine! The sunny climate makes for a great outdoor holiday but take care. Use strong sunsceen on all occasions, wear clothing if possible and feel free to invest in an Aussie-style hat complete with corks! www.worldmarkettravel.com


04 Using The Brochure

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Planning your dream trip We believe in offering you a wide choice and generous support in fulfilling your itinerary detail. Our brochure has been designed to offer you an uncomplicated yet credible tool for you to begin planning and securing your itinerary for your journey. We understand that this trip is often a once in a lifetime experience and through careful organisation with our travel consultants we can deliver a holiday which offers the best value for money and operates smoothly, allowing you to capture the full impact of these unique destinations. The following is a simple step by step guide to tailor-making your holiday.

Step 1 – Where to stay and for how long? Use our planning maps on pages 32-33 and 120-121 to pin-point the areas you wish to visit, and then visit our About Pages to discover more about each region including essential information about each destination. We also have destination experts who are happy to recount first hand experiences and provide suggestions and answers to your questions. It is also important that you ask our staff to check that accommodation and touring is available as some areas do become very busy at times.

Step 2 – Book your seat Our destination experts will provide a range of fares, routes and seat classes at competitive prices. See a selection of airlines we can offer on pages 8-11. In addition we can offer a wide choice of other airlines.

Step 3 – Your journey Depending on your time available and the variety of destinations you would like to visit there are numerous ways of getting around Australia and New Zealand. Please ask our consultants for further information.

Step 4 – Where to sleep Each accommodation option is coded to offer you easily recognisable choice accommodation styles and standards. www.worldmarkettravel.com

Step 5 – Sightseeing and touring Australia and New Zealand are home to a wealth of sightseeing experiences that can be enjoyed in a day, or over a number of days where distances and the range of experiences are vast. Your experience choice is key to gaining the most from your holiday and we strongly recommend you pre-book to avoid any disappointment. To the right is a guide to assist with identifying the range of sightseeing and touring options.

Step 6 – Finalise your booking Before making your final decision, call or email one of our experienced destination experts, who can advise on anything you may have missed and finalise the details of your booking. We can also arrange your Australian Visa.


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05 Using The Brochure

Touring Activities Cruising

Hotel rooms with limited catering options but offering full levels of service and facilities.

Touring includes either river, harbour, lake or reef cruise.

Flying Lodge Small and intimate often with an emphasis on superb food, wine and service combined with luxury accommodation in keeping with the lodge’s style and surrounding environment.

Tour includes a flight element. The distances in Australia are surprisingly long.

Guided Tour Unique and Boutique Distinctly small and usually family run hotel style or unique accommodation often in special settings.

Small and personalised touring with expert guide.

Rail Journey Rail journeys are included in the tour.

Island Resort Resorts located on some of the most beautiful islands.

Coach Touring Seat in coach touring offering maximum value.

Hotel Apartment Hotel standards plus apartment style accommodation providing self-catering and living conditions.

Apartment Units with kitchen facilities and often living areas but usually without the service and facilities you might find in a hotel or resort.

Camping Tour includes camping accommodation in tents or under the stars.

Adventure Adventure touring for the young and young at heart, includes active elements.

Added Offers Look out for added offer icons for excellent value adds that we have sourced for you, and you will be rewarded with bonuses from free transfers to free nights.

Transport/Touring Transport or touring offer valid at certain times of the year.

Honeymoon Offer Honeymoon offer available. To find out more speak to our travel consultants.

Upgrade Offer Room category upgrade offer valid at certain times of the year.

Bonus Meals Bonus meals offers valid at certain times of the year.

STAY 4

PAY 3

Bonus Night Offer

Pay for a number of room nights and get a bonus night.

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06 Using The Brochure

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Understanding Accommodation Options A

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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

The iconic Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is perfectly located overlooking Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay – a short walk to the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the historic Rocks district. The hotel features stylish accommodation following an extensive soft refurbishment, which culminated with the unveiling of the hotel’s four Signature Suites in early 2011. The award-winning spa offers relaxing and rejuvenating massage treatments in addition to an expansive outdoor swimming pool.

Set sail in luxury aboard Quicksilver’s 30-metre sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef island, Low Isles. It's the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation. From the moment Wavedancer moors in the picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities await on this tropical island paradise. Enjoy snorkelling and exploring the island with a marine biologist, view coral gardens in a glass bottom boat or just relax on the beach under thatched umbrellas or on the decks of Wavedancer with a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Price based on tour code: FDBC

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A. Accommodation name B. Accommodation images C. Accommodation Star Rating – See table below for descriptions D. Accommodation Style – See page 5 for descriptions E. Added offers. These are often restricted by dates and circumstance, please enquire with our travel consultants of their validity for your travel – See page 5 for descriptions F. Accommodation description G. Map reference – Refer to map specified to find the accommodation location. H. Pay Stay offers. Please enquire with our travel consultants of their validity for your travel I. Accommodation prices. These are indicative, and change from low to high seasons and room types. The correct price will be quoted for your time of travel

Operated by Quicksilver

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International standard with a high degree of facilities: outstanding appointments, furnishings and décor and an extensive range of first class guest services. A number and variety of room styles and/ or suites, choice of dining facilities, 24 hour room service, housekeeping, valet parking, porterage and concierge services often provided. 4.5 Star Superior First Class International standard with a high degree of facilities: outstanding appointments, furnishings and décor and a limited range of first class guest services. A number and variety of room styles and/or suites, dining facilities, housekeeping, and reception.

4 Star First Class Deluxe Well appointed with a high level of facilities: quality furnishings and a high degree of comfort, presentation and guest services including housekeeping, reception and restaurants.

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A. Tour or attractions name B. Tour or attractions images C. Tour or attractions activities – See above for descriptions D. Tour prices. These are indicative, and change from low to high seasons and room types. The correct price will be quoted for your time of travel E. Tour or attractions’ operator’s name F. Tour or attractions description G. Tour code or details of tour that price is based on

Accommodation – Standards 5 Star Deluxe

From $185

3.5 Star Superior Tourist Class Well appointed with an appealing and comfortable standard of accommodation: modern furnishings, a range of services including housekeeping and reception.

3 Star Tourist Class Deluxe Well appointed with a comfortable standard of accommodation: above average furnishings and floor coverings. A range of services including housekeeping and reception.

2.5 Star Budget Class Well maintained with an average standard: average furnishings, bedding and floor coverings. Limited services.


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07 Using The Brochure

Our Website

This brochure is just a taste of the variety of information available on all the tours and accommodation. Our easy to navigate website offers far more detail of each tour or accommodation included. For accommodation this includes more image details of room types, facilities, dining options and location descriptions in Google maps. For touring you are able to discover the itineraries in full detail plus review many more images. If you are pressed for time please use our website enquiry form. This will provide the opportunity to discover your travel preferences and requirements and we can build your quote to meet your traveling plans.

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08 Airlines

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Airlines – Qantas Qantas Airways was founded in 1920 and is the world’s most experienced airline, having flown continuously for over 88 years. With a history of reliability, innovation, safety and outstanding customer service, Qantas Airways is Australia’s leading international and domestic carrier. International Network As one of the world’s leading global airlines, Qantas operates daily services from the U.S. to over 50 destinations within Australia and beyond, including daily flights to Bangkok and Hong Kong and double daily flights to Singapore. International destinations in Australia include Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, with onward connections to New Zealand. Together with Oneworld alliance partners, Qantas offer an unrivalled choice of international stopovers. Qantas offer a wide range of fares, including the ability to travel around the world if desired. Domestic Network The Qantas domestic network offers unrivalled access to over 50 destinations within Australia. Qantas’ partner airline Jetstar, offer flights within New Zealand to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Travelling with the Qantas Group within Australia and New Zealand is great value with the Qantas Walkabout Pass – ask for details.

Qantas A380 In January 2009, the Qantas A380, the largest and most technologically advanced passenger aircraft ever built commenced selected services between London and Australia. Qantas drew on years of experience in customer service, design and innovation to create an unprecedented level of style and comfort that is yours to enjoy. The award winning Qantas A380 is now operating on selected services from London Heathrow to Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne and will continue to offer our customers with the ultimate in flight experience.

International Economy The A380 Economy seat has been optimised for your comfort. Qantas’ ergonomically designed seat features an exclusive carbon fibre backshell providing a unique natural element and is visually stunning in appearance. Every inch of the Recarobuilt seat onboard the A380 has been optimised for passenger comfort. The new footrest net* elevates your feet and there’s more knee and shin room to stretch out. For convenience, the A380 seat features a literature pocket, water bottle and amenities holder, and a coat hook for your jacket.

• 332 seats in a 3-4-3 seat configuration • Up to 18.1” seat width, 31” seat pitch and 6” seat recline • Custom-designed seat allows your seat back and seat base to move when you recline • An innovative footrest* net that lets you stretch out and raise your legs • 10.6” Panasonic entertainment screen • Self-service snack bars located throughout the cabin • Over 1000 on-demand entertainment options with our awardwinning in-flight programming * On most seats.

Qantas A380 International Economy

International Premium Economy

Qantas A380 International Premium Economy

As a Qantas Premium Economy customer, you’ll enjoy dedicated check-in areas, priority boarding and disembarkation and, once onboard, dedicated service in a dedicated cabin. Your onboard experience includes pre take-off drinks, jacket collection, daily newspapers, a large soft pillow and sheet-backed blanket, and on the A380, a self-service bar throughout the flight. Created by leading Australian industrial designer Marc Newson and manufactured by Recaro, the Qantas International Premium Economy seat offers all the comfort and space you need.

International Business Class The next generation fully-flat Qantas Skybed onboard the A380 is so much more than a bed. With an inbuilt back massager, larger electronic privacy screen and clever laptop stowage, you can work in private and arrive at your destination refreshed and ready for business. The smallest thing can make the biggest difference on a long flight. Marc Newson designed amenity kits featuring Korner skincare products and Morrissey designed pyjamas* have all been created with your enjoyment and comfort in mind. Qantas A380 International Business Class

First Suite

Qantas A380 First Suite

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Designed by designer Marc Newson, the multifunctional seat swivels after take off, transforming into a comfortable armchair with leather armrests enabling you to relax in flight. The seat converts into a fully flat bed, and features a large dining table for two. Leading Australian restaurateur and award-winning chef Neil Perry, has created a five-star level of in-flight dining with fresh and healthy meal options all made to order. Create your own meal from the component menu, choose your dining time and enjoy a drink at any time. Sommelier-trained cabin crew will provide recommendations from a list of award-wining Champagnes and Australian wines to accompany your meal.

• 32 seats located on the upper deck • 2-3-2 seating configuration • Extra-wide up to 19.5”, ergonomically designed seat, up to 42” seat pitch and 9” seat recline • Integrated leg rest with foldout foot rest • 10.6” widescreen in-arm Panasonic entertainment screen • Self-service snack bar

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72 Skybeds located on the upper deck 2-2-2 seating configuration Fully-flat bed 6.8” Spacious 80” seat pitch Fully adjustable seat from upright – ease into any number of seat positions or into a fully flat bed • Large electronic privacy screen between seats • 12.1” widescreen in-arm adjustable Panasonic entertainment screen • Onboard lounge area with a large comfortable sofa and selfservice bar * Available on selected flights.

Specially trained First Hosts are available at key Qantas locations around the world to ensure a smooth travel experience through an extremely personalised, individual service. The Hosts will manage your journey from the moment you make your booking to the moment you arrive at your destination. • 14 luxurious private suites • Spacious swivel armchair with leather armrests that converts to an extra wide and extra long bed up to 83.5” • Large dining table and an extra seat for a companion • Large 17” LCD Panasonic entertainment screen • State of the art touch screen seat and suite controller designed to operate your seat, massage system, window shades, privacy dividers, reading lights and entertainment system.


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09 Airlines

Airlines – Qantas and British Airways

• Qantas operates 28 return services between London and Australia each week, covering all of Australia’s International gateway cities: Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. • Together with alliance partners, Qantas offer an unrivalled choice of worldwide stopovers covering 145 destinations in 37 countries. Qantas also offers services to over 50 regional destinations within Australia. • When travelling via the Eastern Hemisphere, stopover options include Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Tokyo. If routing via the Atlantic and Pacific, stopover options include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fiji. • First, Business and Premium Economy class fares are available • Qantas offers a range for fares to suit all types of passengers. Travel in the same global direction or create a round the world. • Walkabout – The simplest point to point fare to Australia and New Zealand. • Travel to any one of 7 Australian gateways: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin or Cairns or one of 4 New Zealand gateways: Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington or Queenstown. • Travel eastwards or westwards to Australia or New Zealand and stopover once in each direction. Stopover options include Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, Tokyo, Fiji, New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco. • World Walkabout – The Ultimate round-the-world ticket to Australia and New Zealand. • Choose up to 6 international stopovers from a selection of Worldwide Qantas and British Airways destinations. • Up to a massive 29,000 mileage allowance. • Walkabout Pass • Purchase an airpass in conjunction with the above fares and enjoy up to 6 sectors within Australia giving you access to any one of 26 Australian destinations.

Airlines – Emirates

Emirates is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and since its inception in 1985 has won more than 400 international awards for excellence. Departing daily from six airports in the UK, Emirates offers a unique combination of award-winning inflight entertainment and one of the most modern fleets in the sky. Fly daily from Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow.

Australia and New Zealand

Emirates Airbus A380

Inflight Entertainment

Emirates is proud to offer 56 flights a week to Australia via Dubai – flying double daily to Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In addition, services will grow in 2009 with the introduction of a third daily flight to Melbourne and Sydney. Fly daily to New Zealand with daily flights to Auckland and Christchurch, via Dubai.

The introduction of the Emirates Airbus A380-800 heralds a new dawn in long-haul passenger aviation, consuming around 13% less fuel than its closest competitor. Serving direct services on selected flights from Dubai to Sydney and Melbourne in 2009, the Emirates A380 promises passengers an unrivalled travel experience – further, faster, and – quite simply, better, than ever before with 58 new aircraft due to join the Emirates fleet.

Your flight will fly by with Emirates ’ice’ inflight entertainment system – ’information, communications, entertainment’ – which features more than 600 channels of entertainment available to all passengers on individual seat-back TV screens (selected aircraft). The ’ice’ system sets the benchmark for inflight entertainment and offers a choice of more than 140 on demand movies, 70 TV channels, 350 audio channels (including every UK number one hit since the charts began) and 40 interactive video games. Flights that do not offer ’ice’ offer a personal video system with a high definition screen with 18 video and 26 audio channels with a library of over 50 films and 50 interactive games.

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Airlines – Etihad Airways

With outstanding guest hospitality, cutting-edge in-flight entertainment, and convenient connections, you will quickly learn why Etihad describes its customers as guests not passengers. There are three classes of travel, Coral Economy, Pearl Business Class and Diamond First Class, all of which are industry leading:

Coral Economy class

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and the world’s fastest growing carrier. Based in Abu Dhabi, the hub that links more than 50 destinations, the airline differentiates itself by delivering outstanding hospitality on brand new, technically advanced aircraft. Etihad Airways fly daily from the UK to Sydney and three times a week to Brisbane via our home in Abu Dhabi. From March 2009 Etihad Airways will also be launching a daily service to Melbourne via Abu Dhabi.

• Ergonomically designed seats with up to 33 inch pitch with lumbar support, headrests and footrests and a cradle recline feature. • 10.4-inch personal LCD screens with over 350 hours of world-class entertainment on our advanced audio-video-on-demand system and a wide range of interactive games. • Mood lighting designed to soothe and refresh you as you pass through different time zones, dramatically reducing the effects of jet lag.

Pearl Business class • Access to our exclusive lounges at London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi. • A Pearl Business class seat with 88 inch pitch and direct access to the aisle which reclines 180 degrees into a fully flat, comfortable, 6 ft 1-inch Business Bed. • 15-inch personal LCD screens with over 350 hours of audio-video on-demand, a wide range of interactive games and a Plug-and-Play feature which allows you to view your own videos.

Diamond First class

Diamond First

Pearl Business Class

Coral Economy Class

• Exclusive chauffeur-drive service at both ends of your journey. • Access to our exclusive lounges at London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi. • Revolutionary seats that recline to a luxurious 6 ft 8-inch flat bed and rotate 180 degrees – creating a perfect setting for a business meeting or a quiet dinner. • Access to our exclusive Diamond First class lounge, the best place for a formal meeting or a casual chat in the air. • Air Theatre, which brings big-screen luxury – at 23 inches, our new LCD video screens are the largest in the business offering over 350 hours of audio-video-on-demand, a wide range of interactive games and a Plug-and-Play feature which allows you to view your own videos.

Airlines – Virgin Atlantic

Upper Class

Premium Economy

Economy

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class is the ultimate travel experience. The Upper Class Suite comes with one of the longest fully flat beds in business class travel, laptop power and multi directional 10.4” TV with a huge choice of films and TV programmes, you can work, relax or sleep in complete comfort. Eat what you want, when you want with the Freedom Menu, or enjoy a drink at the onboard bar*.

Virgin Atlantic’s dedicated Premium Economy cabin gives you plenty of personal space; a place where you can relax, stretch out and unwind during your flight. The new Premium Economy seat* is one of the widest in its class, and with an increased seat width of 21 inches, it’s equivalent to other airlines’ business class. The dedicated cabin also comes with inseat laptop power**, tempting meals served on china dinnerware, preflight drinks and after dinner liqueurs to enjoy, when you land you’ll be rested and ready to go.

Every seat has its own seatback TV with the very latest movies, comedy, sports, drama and kids shows to keep you entertained throughout the flight. You’ll also enjoy complimentary drinks, a choice of three delicious meals and a complimentary amenity kit.

* Available on most flights.

* The new Premium Economy seat is available on all Heathrow aircraft. ** Available on London Heathrow routes. Virgin Atlantic is an award winning international airline. In everything Virgin Atlantic does, it strives to make the travel experience more enjoyable for passengers, from super stylish cabins and a revolutionary onboard bar* to the private members’ club look and feel of the London Heathrow Clubhouse, complete with salon and spa**. * Available on most flights. ** Lounge facilities vary at each destination.

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Airlines – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand, the national airline of New Zealand, offers daily service from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Auckland. Onward connections to Australia as well as an expansive route network to the Pacific Islands of the Cook Islands, Tahiti, New Caledonia, Western Samoa and Tonga. Pacific Economy offers a spacious 34 inch seat pitches on 747 aircraft and 32 inch on 777’s and in-flight entertainment on-demand with a high resolution 8.4 inch screen in every seat. Pacific Premium Economy offers a generous 38-40 inch seat pitch – 50% more seat recline than Economy with full leg rest and foot bar. On 747 aircraft Pacific Premium Economy cabins are located on both the upper and main decks. On 777 aircraft Pacific Premium Economy is located between Business Premier and Pacific Economy. Enjoy business Premier New-Zealand inspired menus and award-winning wine list Enjoy the most comfortable, fully lie flat bed in Air New Zealand’s Business Premier cabin. You’ll experience an in-flight environment that leaves you feeling relaxed and refreshed for your journey ahead. A luxurious leather armchair converts to a fully lie-flat bed 6 foot 7 inch long allowing maximum comfort. Frequent Flyer partners: Member of Star Alliance – Air Canada, Air China, All Nippon, Asiana, Austrian, BMI, Egyptair, Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airlines, Spanair, Swiss, Air Portugal, Thai, Turkish Airlines, United, USair

Airlines – Singapore Airlines

Suites Twelve individual cabins with manual sliding doors, 4 of which convert into 2 double suites • Separate seat and a bed, seat is 35” wide with 81” pitch while the single sized bed is 27” wide, 78” long with a 4” thick mattress • 23” LCD in-flight entertainment screen • down service for all flights over 7 hours • Two USB ports, DVD port, laptop power, personal wardrobe, under seat baggage stowage, vanity mirrors with LED • Lounge check-in at Singapore • 40kg baggage allowance

First Class

Singapore Airlines offer three daily services to Singapore from London Heathrow, plus service from Manchester 5 times per week. Operating from its award winning hub at Singapore Changi Airport, the airline offers an extensive global route network, serving 67 cities in 35 countries. This includes over 100 flights per week between Singapore and Australia and up to 21 per week between Singapore and New Zealand. Travellers will also experience unparalleled world gourmet cuisine, designed by an international panel of award-winning chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, and a selection of the world’s finest wines chosen by the airline’s international wine experts.

78” seat pitch reclining to a flat bed position • Exclusive cabin with only 12 seats • Sleeper suits, socks, eyeshades for night flights • Stylish toiletry bags including toothbrush, earplugs, lip balm, moisturizer, facial mist spray • Turn down service – our cabin crew will convert your seat into a flat bed with duvet, pillow and fresh bed linen for all flights over seven hours • Each seat has a 14” in-flight entertainment screen • Lounge check-in at Singapore Changi Airport • 40kg baggage allowance

Business Class (A380) 55” pitch and 34” wide seat which converts to a 76” long and up to 34” wide 180 degree flat bed • Under seat baggage stowage • Each seat has unique access to the aisle • Electrically operated foot and leg rests • 15.4” LCD in-flight entertainment screen • Laptop power with two USB ports • Height adjustable table, personal vanity mirror, glove box, cocktail tray • Self–service Passenger corner offering snacks and refreshments in-flight • 30kg baggage allowance

Economy Class

Passengers in all cabin classes can enjoy KrisWorld, a new generation ‘on demand’ in-flight entertainment system offering up to 1000 entertainment audio and video options, with the highest quality pictures and sound, which can be started, paused or stopped at any time.

Up to 33” seat pitch (Boeing 777 and A380) • 20 kg baggage allowance • Socks, toothbrush/ paste, blankets and pillows for night flights • Adjustable headrests with foldable side ears, individual footrests • Each seat has its own personal in-flight entertainment screen, personal telephone and individual reading light • Hot towels provided • Choice of 2/3 main meals and complimentary refreshments

Singapore Airlines is the first to fly the new Airbus, which is currently in service London to Singapore twice a day and onwards to Sydney once a day. There are 12 Suites, 60 Business Class and 399 Economy Class seats on board.

Internet check in using www.singaporeair.com.sg • Singapore Stopover Package – from £32 per person per night including 6 categories of hotel to choose from. Transfers to/from airport, use of the SIA Hop On bus, free entry to 7 attractions, range of discounts for shopping and entertainment in Singapore

All Classes

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12 Stopovers

Worldwide

With so many airlines flying to Australia and New Zealand there are a wide variety of stopover opportunities available. You can stopover

either on the way out or on the return journey or of course both ways! Round the world air fares are almost common place nowadays and enable a large number of stopovers to be taken. We have outlined some of the main geographical areas which are firm stopover favourites and in each of these, the key cities are highlighted. We have featured just a sample of hotels however we do have a wide range catering for all budgets so if you have a particular favourite or would like to know about other alternative hotels, please ask.

Bangkok

Bali

Thailand offers both city, country and beach stopovers. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is one of the most fascinating cities in Asia. It is both ancient and modern with everything from golden-roofed Temples set within local communities to modern office buildings and luxurious hotels. Excellent sightseeing tours, shopping, eating and vibrant nightlife abounds. Attractions include the Grand Palace, the Floating Markets and the long-tail boats that cruise up and down the main Chao Phraya River and canals or ‘klongs’.

Bali is the tourist resort in Indonesia and is an island that offers vibrant culture, ceremonies, arts and crafts and warm seas and sandy beaches. Spectacular scenery of villages and rice terraces abound in the countryside. Excellent sightseeing tours and shopping and dining represent real value for money.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Bel-Aire Princess • Return coach transfers • Half day City and Temples tour.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Inna Grand Bali Beach • Breakfast • Return coach transfers• Kintamani Lake and Volcano tour.

Singapore

Hong Kong

Singapore is a traditional favourite and offers shopping, culture and history in a modern, bustling city which is very clean and safe. Attractions include Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Street, the world class Singapore Zoo and the holiday island of Sentosa. Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, which are both located alongside the Singapore River, offer a range of eating venues and shops.

Hong Kong exudes energy and excitement and is known as the City of Life. Since the handover to the Chinese, the former British Colony still has a lot to offer and is very much where the East meets the West. This provides a unique insight into Chinese culture and colonial heritage as well as excellent dining, shopping and sightseeing. Attractions include Victoria Peak, Stanley Market and the Star Ferry.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Hotel Mirimar • Return coach transfers • Half day City tour.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Cosmopolitan Hotel • Return coach transfers • Hong Kong Island tour.

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13 Stopovers

Beijing

Shanghai

Formerly known as Peking, Beijing has been China’s capital for 3000 years under the Mongols and Manchu Emperors and the Peoples Republic of China today. The Forbidden City, Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven are popular sights as are the art and antique stores. Other Beijing sights include the infamous Tiananmen Square and Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum.

It is cosmopolitan, famous for its fine arts, entertainment and crafts as well as being an important commercial centre. Former occupation by foreign powers is reflected in Shanghai’s architecture, particularly on the ‘Bund’ road which runs along the busy Huangpu River. Make sure you visit the Garden of Joy (Yu Yuan), Jade Buddha Temple, and take a stroll along the ‘Bund’.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Novotel Peace Hotel • Breakfast • Private car transfers • Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven tour.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Holiday Inn Downtown • Breakfast • Private car transfers • Shanghai Day tour.

Kuala Lumpur

Dubai

Malaysia also offers city and beach opportunities. Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s capital and is a thriving modern city but still retains some of its old charm. Excellent shopping and sightseeing tours are available. Attractions include the domed railway station, old temples, butterfly and bird parks and the market stalls of Petaling Street in Chinatown.

Dubai is just one of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates. It’s only 7 hours flying time from London and offers sandy beaches, excellent standards of accommodation and a multitude of things to do and see. Attractions include good food, shopping, desert safaris, golf, sightseeing or just sunbathing!

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Corus Hotel • Return coach transfers • Kuala Lumpur Explorer tour.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Traders Hotel • Breakfast • Dubai Shopping tour • Return private car transfers.

Cape Town

Hawaii

Affectionately known as the Mother City, Cape Town is South Africa’s oldest city and is rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world (the backdrop of flat-topped Table Mountain juxtaposed by the sweep of the Atlantic Ocean in the foreground is a sight indeed). Top attractions include catching the cable-car up Table Mountain to enjoy a panorama of the city and peninsula; taking a ferry to historic Robben Island; drinking tea at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and visiting the Castle of Good Hope.

The islands of Hawaii are located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean between USA and Australia. Oahu is where Honolulu, the state capital, is located and most of the hotels are spread along Waikiki Beach. Kauai is one of the neighbouring islands and is just a short flight away. Another island is Maui which is also a short flight away and is the second most developed island after Oahu.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Park Inn, Greenmarket Square • Return private transfers • Half day Table Mountain and City tour and full day Winelands tour.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the ResortQuest Waikiki Circle • Return transfers • Kualoa Ranch Adventure.

Los Angeles

San Francisco

Los Angeles buzzes with excitement and diversity and there is so much to do here. There’s the Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland in Anaheim and of course people-watching along some of the beach front communities.

San Francisco is the ‘The City by the Bay’ with its famous Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars. The city has so much character, fantastic restaurants and lots of shopping opportunities. Attractions include Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Union Square and Lombard Street one of the most crooked streets in the world.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Hollywood Heights • Return shuttle transfers• Los Angeles by Night tour.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Hotel Union Square • Return shuttle transfers • City Sightseeing Hop on Hop off-All loops.

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14 Stopovers

Tahiti

Tahiti’s Tahiti is just one of the 115 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. Dramatic mountain backdrops fringed with lush green

vegetation combine with volcanic black sand beaches and bright white coral sands. Tahiti is the largest island and close by is the popular island of Moorea which you can easily access by catamaran or a short flight. Bora Bora, is further away and can be accessed by a flight.

InterContinental Resort Tahiti

Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti

InterContinental Tahiti is an impressive resort set within well established grounds and featuring Bathys Diving Center, Lagoonarium, private beach, two pools, tennis courts and 30 acres of gardens. Resort-style guest rooms offer views ranging from the magnificent lagoon to the majestic tropical gardens. All guest rooms have a private balcony to relax and enjoy the sunset. Romantic over water bungalows gifted with sweeping views of the lagoon, reef and the Pacific ocean beyond. The resort offers a swim-up bar and choice of restaurants.

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

A true destination experience is guaranteed when staying at The Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti. Set amidst a lush tropical garden landscape facing the exotic black sands of Lafayette Beach, the resort features a range of Luxury waterfront accommodation, including deluxe rooms, premium suites and some with self serviced kitchens. All feature a Lanai, a large covered balcony made for indoor outdoor living with stunning panoramic views over beautiful Matavai Bay. Opened since March 2009, The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti is the premier Papeete resort offering 121 guest rooms ranging from superior rooms to multi-bedroom duplex suites. All guest rooms reflect authentic Polynesian décor while still offering contemporary amenities. The four star resort encompasses five separate buildings, with the first housing the reception area, restaurant, meeting rooms and 12 guest rooms, and the additional four housing 109 suites on 3 floors. Featuring two bars, a restaurant, a fitness center and spa and the island’s largest infinity swimming pool facing the lagoon and nearby Moorea.

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Soak up the warmth of Tahiti’s sun, laze around the infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, refresh your thirst at the pool bar, or simply choose from the tantalising array of contemporary cuisine infused with French Polynesian fare. Revitalise and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul at “Le Spa” and health club. Indulge in traditional treatments using natural local produces.


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InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa

Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa

InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is nestled between mountains and a beautiful lagoon in 27 acres of lush gardens with a fantastic variety of activities to entertain and rejuvenate. Enjoy the Moorea Dolphin Center, Bathys Diving Club, Hélène’s Spa, tennis, kayaking and a new infinity pool featuring swim-up bar. Two restaurants feature French, Tahitian and international cuisine, and the bar serves up refreshing tropical cocktails. Accommodations include 144 stunning deluxe rooms and bungalows.

Situated on 7.5 acres of white sand beachfront , a short drive from arrival points on the island (air and sea) and two miles from the magnificent Cook’s Bay. This traditional Polynesian style hotel offers 95 rooms and bungalows. It features 28 over-water Bungalows, 9 Beach Bungalows, 28 Garden Bungalows and 30 Garden Rooms and Family Rooms.

Bora-Bora Pacific Island beach

Hotel Les Tipaniers

Hotel Les Tipaniers awaits the nature lovers who appreciate the beauty and authenticity of this little paradise. Situated in lush green gardens and fronted by a perfect white sand beach, the hotel offers you a choice of 22 polynesian bungalows some fully equipped with kitchenettes. In our two restaurants you will enjoy many local specialities. At no charge you will find at your disposal outrigger canoes, Wi-Fi and bicycles hire, perfect for a ride to Le Petit Village just 1km away. Scuba diving, lagoon excursions, 4x4 safaris, tahitian dances and hiking adventures are among the many activities easily arranged at your request.

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

This traditional Polynesian style hotel, is located ten minutes by private boat from the airport and 15 minutes from Vaitape, the main village of Bora Bora. It offers 50 overwater bungalows, ten beach suites and 20 garden pool suites. All feature ceiling fan, air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar, hair dryer, safety box, 20” LCD satellite television with DVD player, IDD telephone and a CD player. In addition, the overwater bungalows have glass tables to view the aquatic life of the lagoon, a large sundeck and sitting area with direct access to the water.

The lastest pearl to discover in the Tuamotu – the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort welcomes guests in 4 hectares of enticing tropical paradise. Located on secluded white sandy beaches fringed with palms, the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort offers 13 Beach Bungalows and 24 over-water Bungalows.

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16 Stopovers

Fiji

Fiji is a nation of over 300 islands set in a shimmering sea and offers all the ingredients for the most memorable of holidays: hospitable and charming people, mile after mile of beautiful white sandy beaches, and beside each, a tropical blue sea, warm in temperature, in which to swim,snorkel, sail or lie upon. Sporting facilities abound. You’ll find everything from first class golf courses to big game fishing and the most beautiful dive sites. There are also far flung islands to cruise to and superb cruise vessels to cruise upon.

Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, Managed by Hilton

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

Discover just how effortless true luxury can be at the Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, Managed by Hilton. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape, a fun-packed family break or a group vacation, with Hilton you’ll experience the perfect holiday – in a setting that’s simply breathtaking. Refreshingly spacious accommodation offers a full range of options from luxurious Studios to self contained one, two and three bedrooms with kitchens and private BBQ’s. Restaurants and bars give you exciting choices from Pan Asian to traditional Fijian.

Located 45 minutes from Nadi International Airport and nestled among 35 acres of lush tropical grounds, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa features six restaurants and bars, a serene spa, 18-hole championship golf course, four pools including dive pool, and kids’ club. The 271 superbly appointed spacious guest rooms and contemporary suites, the resort design is inspired by the traditional ‘Fijian outer island’ village with signature Cleopatra style bath tubs for two and day beds located on your private balcony or terrace.

Indulge in a spa treatment, take a dip in one of seven pools, or stroll the private beach front. If you’re feeling more energetic, there’s plenty of excitement nearby, from fishing to golf. At the Kids Club, your little ones are guaranteed to have a great time. Best of all, enjoy our famous service – where the smiles, along with the luxury, are effortless.

Club Intercontinental, set high on the hills with sweeping panoramic views of Natadola Bay, is a celebration of style where seasoned travellers are treated to an elevated standard of hospitality through luxurious accommodation and personalised service that ensures every stay is enriching.

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Fiji Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

17 Stopovers

Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji

This officially rated five-star resort is situated in the heart of Fiji’s Coral Coast – just an hour’s drive from Nadi International Airport. The resort is set on a white sand beach, amongst 40 acres of tall palms and lush tropical landscaped gardens. The accommodation is comprised of 207 deluxe rooms, most with sweeping ocean views and 47 traditional thatched bures/bungalows. Guest facilities include a huge lagoon swimming pool, 24-hour gym, five bars, four restaurants and Fiji’s finest spa, Bebe Spa Sanctuary – located on a mountain ridge, with eight spectacular treatment rooms.

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island

Just steps from the private beachfront locale on Denarau Island, Sofitel Fiji’s stylish range of rooms and suites, each offer private terraces overlooking the Pacific’s largest lagoon style pool measuring 1,080sqm. Resort activity staff tailor holiday and activity programs for the whole family, couples, or solo thrill seekers that include skydiving, beach and water sports, snorkelling and scuba diving courses. For sweethearts, dreamy sunset cruises and picnic cruises to neighbouring islands, or exploring the Marmanuca or Yasawa group, are simply a recipe for romance. World class dining, a sublime International Day Spa, premier event and conference facilities (the largest in Fiji), access to an 18-hole par 72 championship golf course, and a ten tennis court complex set this Resort in a league of its own.

Enjoy beach frontage on Denarau Island a short drive from Nadi airport. Guestrooms, one and two bedroom suites combine contemporary and traditional Fijian style and all have either a private balcony or patio with views across lush gardens, the golf course, or the lagoon pools. An array of activities and facilities include five pools, including an adult recreational lagoon, children’s waterslide, and swim-up pool bar, plus beach activities, golf, tennis, Harmony Retreat Spa and six unique dining experiences.

The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa

First Landing Beach Resort & Villas

The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa offers everything from a private beach, award winning Heavenly Spa by Westin™, 18 hole championship golf course to the seemingly unending selection of dining choices. The resorts 273 luxurious rooms all feature air conditioning, mini-bar, refrigerator, coffee and tea making facilities, balcony or terrace and a flat screen TV. Hotel amenities include a boutique, children’s playground, swimming pools, fitness centre, spa, health club, several restaurants, snack bar, nightly events and laundry facilities.

First Landing Beach Resort is the perfect location for a destination stay, in combination with an outer island resort or cruise or a short stop-over in Fiji due to the location. First Landing offers affordable bures, self catering ocean view apartments and four Luxury twobedroom Villas with private pool only 15 minutes away from Nadi airport and has easy access to the nearby Mamanuca Islands for day trips from the resort’s new jetty. The resort is nestled amidst magnificent tropical gardens, majestic palms and massive rain trees and blessed with the only white sand beach in the Nadi area.

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18 Stopovers

Fiji

Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa

Royal Davui Island

The Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa is ideally located on the Coral Coast, along a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach. Famous for the friendliness and fun of the Fijian locals, the resort offers a tropical setting, with accommodation options from romantic Deluxe Beach Front Bures to Family Villas, all perfectly positioned only metres from the coral lagoon. The on-site Day Spa also provides the ultimate pampering experience with a tranquil Reflection Pool and Spa and unique Lava Rock Sauna.

Rising out of crystalline Beqa Lagoon, Royal Davui Island is 40 minutes by helicopter off Fiji’s gateway, Denarau. The 16 exquisitely appointed, air-conditioned vales (Fijian homes) are created with couples in mind, with private terraces, stone plunge pools and views of white sand beaches over sapphire waters. Award-winning Pure Fiji bathroom amenities and a private Jacuzzi spa in each vale invite couples to relax. All meals are designed daily utilising fresh, seasonal ingredients, to complement the tropical Fijian climate.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji

Castaway Island, Fiji

Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a haven of relaxed refinement capturing the true essence of Fiji with its Melanesian architecture and the warmth of the renowned and friendly Fijian hospitality. This resort is for couples only where they can recapture the essence of their romantic spirits and individual sense of serenity in surroundings steeped in both historical significance and inescapable beauty. With 45 bures including 10 overwater and 35 on the beachfront in a mix of 3 Garden Beachfront, 14 Beachfront and 18 Deluxe Beachfront, the accommodation is set amongst tropical gardens, steps from the beach and Lagoon. Includes all meals.

Castaway Island, Fiji is an iconic private island resort surrounded by white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, perfect for romantic couples with or without children. Offering exceptional facilities and creative island cuisine, Castaway is one of Fiji’s most popular island resorts. The traditionally thatched air-conditioned bures with vaulted “tapa” lined ceilings are stylish and spacious. Activities include snorkelling off the beach, PADI Five Star Gold Palm diving, catamarans, kayaks, windsurfers, parasailing, hand line fishing, speedboat champagne island hops, two stunning swimming pools and more.

Vomo Island Resort

Lomani Island Resort

On its own private island, Vomo Island Resort is located 15 minutes from Nadi International Airport via helicopter or seaplane. The 28 one bedroom villas, and luxurious three and four guestsuite villas grace the beachfront and hillside with the clear waters always only steps away. Lush tropical gardens, coconut groves and pristine coral reefs help to create a sophisticated and discreet island holiday experience where guests will feel embraced by the natural beauty of the island and the local Fijian people. Ideal for families with children of all ages, destination weddings, romantic escapes and full spa retreats.

Lomani Island Resort is an adults only boutique resort located in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands of Fiji. Hidden amongst the swaying palms and tropical gardens of Malolo Lailai Island, Lomani fronts a sprawling seven kilometre white sand beach and sheltered, pristine lagoon.

This is a full service resort experience, heightened by superb dining. Villa rates are inclusive of all meals, an la carte menu, changing daily, which focuses on delivering innovative dining options, whilst highlighting the very best produce, seafood and meats internationally sourced and locally grown.

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With only 17 rooms in the resort, you will feel like an honoured guest. Lomani’s 12 luxurious suites and five Beachfront Bures all feature spectacular views of the ocean and white sandy beach. The crystal blue waters that gently lap onto the shores of Lomani provide a haven for tropical marine life and vibrant corals. Enjoy the complimentary snorkeling trips, windsurfing, glass-bottom kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and hobie-cat sailing in the turquoise waters of the lagoon. Most activities are free of charge, including guided village tours, dolphin safaris and daily cultural lessons.


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Mana Island Resort & Spa

Against a tapestry of lush tropical gardens, Mana is a 300 acre island resort wreathed with numerous natural white beaches and crystal clear lagoons. The island is spruced with rolling soft grass hills and mountainsides offering robust hiking to those in search of adventure. Mana is located in the Mamanuca Island group and is a short journey from Fiji’s mainland. There are a variety of transfer options available, with daily boat service being the most popular. Within a few hours of your arrival, you could be sitting on one of their beaches, or sipping a cocktail by the infinity pool. Mana offers a wide variety of both bures and hotel rooms along with two dining options.

The accommodations offer plenty of variety, and can suit anyone’s needs. Large Honeymoon bures sit on their own beach and come with personal golf carts! Oceanfront Suites offer split level accommodations, two bathrooms and cater to families or groups traveling together. The newest addition, Deluxe Oceanview bures; are situated right on North Beach and have large open decks allowing for fabulous view of their magnificent sunsets. Activities are varied with a full Gold Palm 5 Star PADI dive facility offering 42 dive sites within 25 minutes of the resort and many other water sport activities including the Seaspray Sailing Adventure. Don’t forget to visit Mana’s five-star multi-bure spa facility. It’s situated in a private bamboo garden setting with a variety of treatments using Pure Fiji and Epicurean products. Try their Mana Bliss massage, you deserve it!

Tokoriki Island Resort Fiji

Matangi Private Island Resort

With white sandy beaches, palm trees, a grassy hill with a small-forested area and a steep rock cliff on the one side, Tokoriki Island is a place where dreams come true. The uniqueness of Tokoriki is found in the combination of excellent accommodation, good food, and a variety of activities, the perfect island setting and the friendliest staff in the South Pacific. At Tokoriki you will arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend! For stays of 5 nights or more receive F$250.00 per Bure total to use in Tokoriki Island Resort’s Spa. For stays of 7 nights or more receive free return helicopter transfers per couple. Above offers cannot be combined.

Matangi Private Island Resort is a family owned and operated resort on a 240-acre private island located in the lush tropical northern part of the Fiji Islands. This unique horseshoe shaped island paradise boasts virgin tropical rainforest, and white sand beaches and has been voted one of the top ten private islands in the world. Matangi offers ten traditional Fijian designed bures and three unique treehouses each with airconditioning, iPod docking stations, outdoor stone shower, and lounge. The island caters to adults only.

Navutu Stars Resort

Viwa Island Resort

Unwind on an intimate and secluded island in the Yasawas, rated one of the most beautiful places on earth. Navutu Stars Resort offers barefoot luxury in a hush-hush tropical paradise, with an emphasis on sound ecological values. Relax in one of the nine spacious bures combining traditional Fijian architecture with modern comfort and design. The resort offers organic spa treatments plus truly special gourmet style Italian and Pacific Rim flavors, created daily using fresh seafood and produce from the organic garden at the resort.

Viwa Island Resort is a Fijian resort of exotic beauty. Incorporated in the beautiful Yasawa Islands and approximately 48 nautical miles northwest of Denarau, Viwa Island is pure heaven. Viwa Island Resort is a beautiful, small, intimate, affordable boutique resort catering for adults only. Viwa does not cater for children under 12 years of age. With only 11 Deluxe Beachfront Bures, a stay at Viwa is very special and certainly one to remember! The island is surrounded by a blossoming rich colourful coral reef that is abundant with a variety of aquatic life.

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20 Stopovers

Cook Islands Rarotonga Beach Bungalows

Just five individual, tropical beach bungalows are clustered like a native style village on the beach in Titikaveka, south Rarotonga, located in front of a marine wildlife reserve which forbids hooks, spears or nets. All ensuite units are comfortably and identically furnished featuring Polynesian decor throughout with garden shower, air-conditioning and white sand at the entry doorstep. All the modern conveniences are in place to allow a memorable and fun beach vacation. Nothing sterile, stuffy or stainless steel, just a secluded and small resort for complete relaxation.

Te Vakaroa Villas

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nvigorating and exotic, with enticing resorts, restaurants, watersports and snorkelling, the Cook Islands of Rarotonga and Aituataki nevertheless retain their authenticity and offer a good value and a relaxed stopover or longer stay.

Set right on Muri Beach, Te Vakaroa Villas is a remarkable gated haven, offering unsurpassed views of Muri Lagoon and beyond the reef to the South Pacific Ocean. The contemporary design of six villas are sympathetic to the natural surroundings, opening onto a private patio over looking an infinity pool and Jacuzzi – the ideal place to unwind and enjoy a cocktail. Muri Lagoon is a water playground for snorkelling, kayaking, kite surfing and swimming. With kayaks and snorkelling equipment complimentary for those who want to pull themselves away from their luxury villa.

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Rarotonga

Enjoy absolute beachfront luxury villa accommodation in the Muri Beach area at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Rarotonga. Seven villas have been designed for the discerning traveler, and guests celebrating special occasions. Each villa is equipped with the same luxurious fittings and furnishings and has been finished to exacting standards with great attention to detail. Guests will be greeted on arrival with fresh flower ei and private transfer, and a champagne gift basket will be waiting in the villa on arrival. A day room is also available at the property. Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa also boasts an award-winning Waterfall Spa facility. Here guests can enjoy the exclusive use of the retreat complete with indoor waterfall to enhance relaxation. The spa menu includes a range of Polynesian, Eastern

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and European organic and holistic treatments and the very rejuvenating Vichy Shower. Couples massages are the spa’s speciality. An extensive range of dining options are available. Gourmet lunch hampers can be delivered to your villa at a time of your choosing, pre-provisioning is provided for guests who prefer to arrive to a stocked kitchen, fully cheffed barbecues are one of the most popular requests and a wonderful way to add to a special occasion. Rarotonga now hosts an excellent range of restaurants inclusive of wines, with many of these being within a very close range of Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Rarotonga.


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Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach

Indulge in Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, Rarotonga’s stylish new adults-only, absolute beachfront resort with a distinctive South Pacific ambience. Imagine stepping from your Beachfront Suite onto the secluded white sands of Aroa Beach, then into the crystal clear blue waters of Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve to swim and snorkel among the jewel-coloured tropical fish, at any tide. Enjoy a cocktail at the unique swim-up pool bar, be pampered at SpaPolynesia LUXE @ Lime Blossom Villa, dine on fine Pacific cuisine at the Blue Water Grill or enjoy fresh asian flavours and teppanyaki at Ginger Garden.

Muri Beachcomber is a small, intimate property superbly located on the shores of beautiful Muri Lagoon, in the heart of Muri Village consisting of 22 units, ensuring a truly relaxing holiday atmosphere. Recently refurbished, our stylish rooms offer separate air-conditioned bedrooms, spacious living/dining area, well-equipped kitchen and modern bathroom. The Seaview Units and Watergarden Villas are perfect for couples seeking a peaceful retreat and the poolside Garden Units are ideal for families seeking quality time together. Facilities include a swimming pool, barbecues, internet/email facilities, Wi-Fi, guest lounge with Sky TV, bocceball court, laundry, bicycle hire, tour desk, snorkeling equipment, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Shops, ATM, pharmacy, cafes and restaurants are adjacent with more within very easy walking distance.

Sunset Resort Rarotonga

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

Idyllically set on the shores of a sheltered lagoon, Sunset Resort has 35 spacious studios and suites situated either on the beachfront overlooking the lagoon or beside one of two swimming pools amid lush tropical gardens. Experience the unique open-air ‘Anchorage Restaurant & Bar’ which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The resort provides complimentary daily tropical breakfast, reef shoes, snorkeling gear, DVD’s, Black Pearl demonstrations, scuba diving lessons, pareu tying and coconut husking.

Edgewater Resort & Spa

Follow in the footsteps of the famous and journey to Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, the only resort on one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons, fabled Aitutaki Lagoon. This intimate, all-bungalow resort is uniquely situated on its own private island amid the exquisite turquoise waters of the lagoon, offering a truly idyllic and beautiful escape.

On the sunset coast of Rarotonga with breathtaking coral sunsets, lush green mountains, white sands and clear blue waters lies the Edgewater Resort & Spa, a special destination that’s been sharing its warm Polynesian welcome of Kia Orana with treasured guests for more than 40 years. Edgewater offers a genuine, naturally friendly atmosphere. There is a wide range of bedroom or villa accommodation options, great dining choices, pampering options at our day spa, a free Kids Club, tennis courts, swimming pool and a host of fun activities for the whole family.

Just a two minute ride by small private ferry from the main island of Aitutaki, the resort offers exclusive Overwater Bungalows and the new Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa Te Arau, Aitutaki’s private luxury pool villa complete with spa, pool, daybed pavilion, four-poster bed, kitchen and dining pavilion. Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa also features a brand new stunning bungalows, Premium Beachfront Bungalows. Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is the ultimate wedding destination which also offers the exclusive Oneroa Beach Chapel.

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22 Car Rentals

Australia

GROUP A Toyota Yaris or similar

GROUP C Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar

GROUP S Toyota Camry Sedan or similar HERTZ AUSTRALIA Hertz Australia operates from over 200 locations around the country. The Australian rental fleet ranges from economical hatch backs through to luxury sedans, minibuses and 4WDs. The average fleet age is around 7 months, so Hertz customers can be assured of driving the latest model vehicles. All Hertz vehicles undergo stringent maintenance to the manufacturer’s standards and are professionally detailed between each rental. Hertz total commitment to quality ensures customers receive consistently high standards of service throughout the network.

GROUP R Toyota Landcruiser or similar

Price Includes -

Unlimited kilometers Damage Waiver Insurance 24 hour assistance Maps available on collection

Depots Hertz has over 200 depots in Australia, all conveniently located – ask for details.

Optional Equipment Optional equipment such as child seats must be pre-booked and is payable on collection of your vehicle.

CONDITIONS OF HIRE Duration of Hire Hire is based on 24 hour rental period with a minimum hire period of one day. Driver Qualifications All drivers must be 21 years of age or over with a valid driver’s licence held for at least 12 months or a valid international licence. Age restrictions may apply. Deposits All rentals require a minimum refundable deposit or a credit card imprint at commencement of rental to cover fuel and optional services. Amount may vary depending on location. Details available on application. One-way Rentals One-way rentals are permitted for certain car groups and drop-off charges may apply (details on application).

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GROUP T Toyota Tarago or similar

Additional Drivers There is no extra charge for additional drivers. Included Insurance • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) provides Accident Damage Cover which is subject to a $3,300 Accident Damage Excess. • Third Party Property Liability Insurance is automatically covered under a third party property damage Master Policy executed by Hertz and is subject to the renter complying with all Terms and Conditions of the rental and payment of the Accident Damages Excess (subject to excess). Optional Rental Protection Services Hertz has a number of optional renter protection service packages available at the time of hire to reduce Accident Damage Excess or personal liability. These are payable direct. You should also check what is covered by your travel policy. All inclusive rates are also available – please ask for details and prices.

Mandatory Costs Payable • Credit card deposit $400 on collection of your car • Vehicle Registration Recovery (VRR) • Under 25 years, driver surcharge of $27.50 per day (includes GST) • Location service charge Special Offers • Free delivery during normal business hours within ten kilometers of selected Hertz depots, on a request basis. Details available on application. • No charge for additional drivers • Free one-way rentals at participating locations. Terms and conditions apply. • Can offer rates all-inclusive of unlimited mileage and Accident Damage Excess. Please ask for details Satellite Navigation The Hertz Neverlost Navigation System can be reserved at the time of booking. Please ask for details.

Please ask your travel consultant for details on other car classes that are available.


New Zealand

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GROUP B Toyota Yaris or similar

GROUP D Toyota Corolla Hatch/S or similar

GROUP E Toyota Camry Sedan or similar

HERTZ NEW ZEALAND When renting your Hertz car you know you’ve made a great choice. The comprehensive Hertz New Zealand fleet offers a range of choices with something for everyone.

GROUP K Toyota Pervia or similar

Price Includes - Unlimited kilometres - Loss Damage Waiver, subject to an excess Third Party Liability GST

Depots Hertz has over 40 locations throughout New Zealand including airports, inter island ferry terminals and cities.

Optional Equipment Optional equipment such as Infant, Child and Booster Seats or Ski / Snow Board racks and snow chains are available and can be can be confirmed at time of booking. All charges for Optional Equipment is payable direct.

GROUP M Toyota Prado VX or similar

CONDITIONS OF HIRE Additional Costs payable direct • Fuel • Airport Concession / Ferry Terminal Recovery Fees (if not included in the rate) • One-way fees • Locations Surcharges • Optional Renter Protection Services • Optional Equipment • Deposit

been held for more than 12 months. Drivers Licences issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a current International Drivers Permit or official translation.

group. The Accident Damage Excess is subject to change at any time.

Additional Drivers There is no charge for Additional Drivers. Minimum rental age and driver licence requirements are the same as for the renter.

rental agreement are met. These options are payable direct.

Additional Drivers must be registered on the rental agreement at time of vehicle collection.

• Rentals of 3 days or more do not incur one-way fees.

Duration of Hire Hire is based on a 24 hour rental period from time of vehicle collection with a minimum rental period of one day. To qualify for a multi island rental there must be a minimum rental period of 3 days in each island.

Deposits All rentals are subject to a minimum deposit of NZ$300 at the commencement of the rental, which covers additional costs such as fuel and optional services. Hertz accepts all major credit cards.

Driver Regulations Minimum rental age is 21 years (except Group M 25 years) and all drivers must present a full valid unrestricted drivers licence which has

Renter Protection Services All rentals are subject to an Accident Damage Excess of between NZ$2813.00 incl GST and NZ$3375.00 incl GST depending on the car

Please ask your travel consultant for details on other car classes that are available.

Hertz offers a number of optional Renter Protection Services which reduce the Accident Damage Excess to nil as long as the terms of the

One-way Rentals • One-way rentals are permitted and drop off charges may apply. • A minimum rental period of 3 days applies in each island for any multi island rental. Satellite Navigation Hertz New Zealand offers portable NeverLost navigation units at participating locations. The units are available on all car classes, subject to availability and can be confirmed at time of booking. The daily cost is NZ$11.20 incl GST per day payable direct (if not included in the rate).

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24 Motorhome Rentals

Australia

APOLLO MOTORHOME

Hitop Camper

Euro Tourer

As a proudly Australian, family owned company, Apollo Motorhome Holidays strives to exceed your expectations with its award winning service. Since its inception in 1985, Apollo has grown to become the largest privately owned leisure vehicle operator in the Southern Hemisphere, with 10 branches in Australia, 2 in New Zealand and 3 in the USA.

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Vehicle collection and drop off is possible from any Apollo branch, and one way hires are possible between all Australian branches, subject to minimum rental periods. Apollo’s Australian depots are located in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

The Hitop Camper offers a comfortable and functional interior. With kitchenette, spacious dining and sitting area and storage galore, this vehicle is the ultimate surprise package. The Hitop Camper suits a couple and child (8-13 years).

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Top Quality Large Double Bed Economical Easy to Drive

Apollo motorhomes and campervans are designed by engineers, and built by leading Australian manufacturer Talvor Motorhomes or other respected manufacturers. Apollo branded vehicles are on fleet for a maximum of three years, and are always maintained and serviced to the highest industry standard.

Top Quality Large Double Bed Walk-Through Long Wheel Drive Slide Door Entry Easy to Drive

All the luxuries of a motorhome are provided in the deluxe Euro Tourer campervan. The 2 berth vehicle is equipped with a highly functional kitchenette, ample living/dining areas, and a quality bathroom including shower and toilet and a generous bed for two.

With a fleet of over 3000 vehicles, Apollo’s broad selection of quality rental campervans, motorhomes, 4WDs and cars suit all needs and budgets. Enjoy service advantages including; toll free phone numbers, competitive and easily understood protection cover, exemplary customer service, and complementary living equipment.

4 Berth Euro Star

Euro Camper

6 Berth Euro Deluxe

Adventure Camper

• Top Quality • Automatic • Electronic Bed Lift • Flat Screen TV/DVD • Walk-Through • 3 Way Fridge

• Top Quality • Large Double Bed • Walk-Through • Dinette Behind Cabin

• Top Quality • Large Beds • TV/DVD • Large Awning • Walk-Through • Dinette Behind Cabin

• Top Quality • Awning • EPIRB • Extra Fuel Capacity • In/Outdoor Cooking • Rear Air Conditioning • Recovery Shovel

The luxury 4 berth Euro Star motorhome features a unique bed lift system, meaning making your bed up each evening is a thing of the past. The ultimate self drive experience has arrived in the spectacular Euro Star.

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The Euro Camper allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Australia’s magnificent flora and fauna without sacrificing the luxuries of home. Comfortably housing four people, the vehicle’s turbo engine and power steering ensure easy handling and a smooth ride.

Enjoy the ultimate self-drive experience in the exceptional 6 berth Euro Deluxe. This spacious family vehicle boasts smooth handling and is surprisingly easy to drive. The thoughtfully designed interior features all the comforts you expect from a vehicle of this calibre.

The Adventure Camper’s considered, spacious design offers a unique driving experience. Thrill seeking couples will enjoy an outback adventure in this innovative 4WD campervan. All your needs are provided for.


New Zealand

25 Motorhome Rentals

MAUI MOTORHOME Maui is an experienced and trusted rental vehicle provider. Every year we significantly invest in building new vehicles, including 2, 4 and 6 person motorhomes. Contemporary design and spacious beds allow your customers to experience New Zealand in superior comfort and style. Maui thinks of everything – apartment styled kitchen equipment (including essentials such as wine glasses, china crockery, coffee plunger), freshly laundered bedding and linen plus a range of other useful items for a worry free self drive journey around New Zealand. Maui is committed to reducing its environmental footprint without sacrificing style, comfort and functionality – all vehicles meet Euro 4 low emissions standards. All Maui customers also receive a complimentary Travel Wallet, Supermarket Discount Card and airport transfers (except Wellington). Whilst travelling on the road, Maui provides the reassurance of a 24/7 Customer Care freephone helpline.

Maui Spirit 2

Maui Spirit 2 T/S

Features: • Luxury camping • Perfect for a couple • Added convenience of kitchen facilities • Sleeps 2 • 1 x double bed • Manual transmission • Petrol or diesel • Fridge/freezer, gas cooker plus microwave

Features: • Most popular vehicle on our fleet • Spacious bed • Ultimate comfort for a couple • Sleeps 2 • Full headroom • 1 x double bed • Automatic or manual transmission • Diesel • Fridge/freezer, gas cooker plus microwave

Maui Spirit 2 Ultima

Maui Spirit 4

Maui Spirit 6

The Maui Spirit 2 Toilet/Shower Ultima offers the comfort of an apartment on wheels with extras such as a versatile bed and living area set up, the largest bed in the industry, external slideout BBQ, loads of storage plus screen and DVD player.

Features: • Sleeps up to 4 people – couples love the extra space • Automatics available – for an additional $10 per day • Sleeps up to 4 • Full headroom • 2 x double beds • Automatic or manual transmission • Diesel • Fridge/freezer, gas cooker plus microwave • Personal safe for belongings • DVD player and screen (selected models) • Awning (selected models)

Features: • Latest design – enjoy the comforts of home • Offers extra space if travelling as a couple. Or comfortable for a family or group of up to 6 friends. • Sleeps up to 6 • Full headroom • 3 x double beds • Automatic or manual transmission • Diesel • Fridge/freezer, gas cooker plus microwave • DVD player and screen • Awning (selected models)

There is no better way to discover New Zealand than with a Maui Motorhome.

MAUI PREMIUM PACKAGE Worry free travel! Your one-stop shop for worry free travel. At just an additional NZ$53 per day to your daily rate, we’re sure you’ll find the extra peace of mind during your journey well worth it. Inclusions are: • Excess reduction option 2 • Diesel Tax Recovery Fee • Pre Purchase LPG (used for hot water and stove) • Picnic table and chairs • 1 x baby seat (if required) • Snow chains (if required) • Portable heater (if required)

Features: • 4 different bed configurations • Leather upholstery • Air conditioning • Awning is available for hire on request

• Heating • Fridge/freezer, gas cooker plus microwave

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26 Escorted Inclusive Tours

Australia

AAT Kings AAT Kings has been operating tours for almost 100 years and has an extensive array of holiday options for your trip to Australia or New Zealand. Itineraries range from half day city sights tours to extended 22-day country-wide tours, combining state of the art coach transportation, quality accommodation, varied dining, diverse sightseeing with professional tour directors and drivers to provide the best possible touring experience. AAT Kings prides itself on the extraordinary quality, exceptional service and unrivalled value for money of its holiday program. 4 DAYS – Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Tour Code: SS11

• Premium Escorted Tours • Low Cost Escorted Tours • Small Group Touring • City Explorer Packages • Outback Explorer Packages • Sightseeing Day Tours For brilliant itineraries, friendly staff and expert local knowledge, look no further. Many more holiday ideas and options available in the AAT Kings brochure

2 DAYS – Uluru Explorer

Tour Code: YY43

Uluru Explorer Operated By AAT Kings Highlights: • Walpa Gorge • Mutitjulu Waterhole On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 1.00pm). This afternoon explore Walpa Gorge at Kata Tjuta, then travel to the sunset viewing area to enjoy nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine while watching the sunset at Uluru. Accommodation: Outback Pioneer Budget Rooms (Budget), Outback Pioneer Hotel (Standard), Desert Gardens Hotel (Superior), Sails in the Desert Hotel (First Class), Ayers Rock Resort.

City Explorer Operated By AAT Kings

Day 2: Uluru (Ayers Rock) This morning join the Uluru Sunrise and Guided Cultural Walk. This includes viewing the amazing Uluru sunrise followed by a guided cultural tour along the Mutijulu Walk. A visit to the Uluru/Katat Tjuta Cultural centre and morning tea is followed by another guided tour along the Mala Walk. You may have time for an optional scenic helicopter flight (own expense). Return to Ayers Rock Resort. Departs: Daily

AAT Kings’ independent touring 4 day City Explorer in Sydney, enjoy a Harbour Cruise, Blue Mountain and Wildlife trip and time to explore independently Day 1: Arrive Sydney On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime, airfare not included). The afternoon is at leisure. Stroll through the historic Rocks area and Circular Quay. You can view the Opera House and Harbour Bridge up-close as you relax in a café along the concourse.

2 DAYS – Kakadu National Park

Tour Code: DK40

Hotel: Park Regis City Centre (standard), The Grace Hotel (superior), Intercontinental, City View Room (first class) or Intercontinental, Harbour View Room (deluxe), Sydney, 3 nights. Day 2: City Sights – Harbour Cruise Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Travel to Sydney’s worldfamous Bondi Beach. Visit Milsons Point for a close-up view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while cruising Sydney Harbour and later discover the northern beaches including Manly. BL Day 3: Blue Mountains – Wildlife Park Visit the award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park and pat a cuddly koala. See our amazing Australian animals including kangaroos and crocodiles. See the Three Sisters rock formation and enjoy views of the Jamison Valley. Ride the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest incline railway or the Skyway with its electro-sceni glass floor or quietly glide out of the valley aboard the Cableway (rides at own expense). B Day 4: Depart Sydney You will be transferred to Sydney Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime, airfare not included). B

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Outback Explorer Operated By AAT Kings Highlights: • Kakadu National Park • Guluyambi Cruise Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu Travel across Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains and deep into Kakadu National Park. Take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. After lunch join the famous Yellow Water Billabong cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of prolific bird life for which this region is renowned. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and view the informative displays and exhibits depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people. Accommodation: Aurora Kakadu (Budget), Kakadu Lodge Studio (Budget Studio), Aurora Kakadu (Standard) or Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (Superior), Kakadu. L Day 2: Kakadu – Darwin This morning stop at Ubirr with a short walk to view Aboriginal rock art. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles. We have an Aboriginal guide with us and with the special permission of the local people, we will be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. Opportunity for a scenic flight (own expense) over the Arnhem Land Escarpment. Return to Darwin this evening. L Departs: Daily


Australia

27 Escorted Inclusive Tours

13 DAYS FULLY ESCORTED – Melbourne • Sydney • Cairns • Barrier Reef • Alice Springs • Ayers Rock • Blue Mountains

Highlights of Australia Operated By APT FIRST CLASS HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS Transportation • Tour by luxury coach with 2-door access, air-conditioned, restroom equipped, seatbelts, reclining seats and large panoramic windows Professionally Escorted • Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver Dining Inclusions • Full Buffet Breakfasts (12) (B) • Lunches (2) (L) • Exciting Highlight Dinners (1) (HD) Accommodation • Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels Plus • Welcome drink • Airport transfers • Hotel porterage included

Tour Code: IMSE

Day 7: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns This morning enjoy free time at Ayers Rock Resort. You will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation: Hilton Hotel, Cairns, 3 nights. B Day 8: Great Barrier Reef Cruise by high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. View the coral and fish from a semisubmersible vessel. Snorkelling gear is included (extra charge for scuba). Enjoy a reef education presentation on this living wonder and a tropical buffet lunch on-board the pontoon. B L Day 9: Cairns at leisure Today is at leisure in Cairns to relax by the hotel pool or go shopping. You may like to join an optional tour to Kuranda including a scenic rail journey on the Kuranda Train, Skyrail Cableway ride above the canopy of the rainforest and visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. B Day 10: Cairns – Sydney This morning encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney (Flight to depart after 1pm). On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Accommodation: Old Sydney Holiday Inn, Sydney, 3 nights. B

Day 1: Arrive Melbourne On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flight to arr prior to 4.00pm). This evening enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Director and travelling companions. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 3 nights.

Day 11: City – Harbour Cruise This morning tour Sydney and see the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and Kings Cross. Visit famous Bondi Beach, with time to stroll along the beach, then return to the city for a Sydney Harbour luncheon cruise. This afternoon is at leisure. Why not visit the historic Rocks area at Circular Quay, which dates back to the early settlers. B L

Day 2: City Sights Enjoy a morning tour of Melbourne including the Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take an optional tour to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade. B

Day 12: Sydney at leisure Explore the beautiful harbour city of Sydney further today. Perhaps take an optional tour to the Blue Mountains to see the spectacular Three Sisters or enjoy some wine tasting in the Hunter Valley. B

Day 3: Melbourne at leisure Enjoy a day at leisure in cosmopolitan Melbourne. You may like to join an optional tour and ride on Puffing Billy followed by wine tasting in the Yarra Valley or tour along the famous Great Ocean Road. B

Day 13: Depart Sydney You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight. B

Day 4: Melbourne – Alice Springs You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your early morning flight to Alice Springs (flight to arrive prior to 1pm). Enjoy a tour of this unique outback town. Visit the Telegraph Station, Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air and enjoy panoramic views of Alice Springs from the top of Anzac Hill. Tonight we travel to a genuine Aussie outback homestead, Ooraminna, to enjoy a special barbecue dinner with the Hayes family. We’ll hear about their family story of five generations living on the land. Accommodation: Alice Springs Resort, Alice Springs. B HD Day 5: Uluru (Ayers Rock) Depart early for Ayers Rock Resort, stopping at a camel farm where you can try your hand riding ‘a ship of the desert’ (own expense). This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the facilities at Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy a glass of wine this evening while watching sunset over Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the special viewing area known as the ‘sunset strip’. The subtle colour changes are truly amazing. Accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. B

B Full Buffet Breakfast L Lunch HD Highlight Dinner

This tour also has the following variations: 21 Day Melbourne to Christchurch 9 Day Auckland to Christchurch *Land only’, all flights domestic and International are not included

Day 6: Uluru (Ayers Rock) –Kata Tjuta (Olgas) Rise early to view Uluru at sunrise. There is the opportunity to climb to the summit (optional). Tour the caves at the base of Uluru and hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Later, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (Olgas). The size and grandeur of these 36 massive domes of conglomerate red rock will amaze you. Take a walk to through Walpa Gorge following the natural creek bed between two of the domes. Enjoy sunset here with a glass of sparkling wine. B

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28 Escorted Inclusive Tours

Australia

12 Day Low Cost Escorted – Cairns • Sydney • Great Barrier Reef • Townsville • Fraser Island • Byron Bay

East Coast Explorer Operated by AAT Kings INCLUSIONS Rooms with private facilities in quality hotels, on a twin share basis • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2 door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, and panoramic windows. • Travel wallet and map • Porterage at your tour hotels • Airport transfers Flight Information Day 1 from Cairns Airport –flights to arrive prior to 1.00pm; Day 12 to Sydney Airport –flights to depart after 7.00pm Professional Team Services of a professional Tour Director and Tour Driver Included Meals Welcome Drink Full Buffet Breakfasts (11) B Lunches (2) L Hotel Dinners (6) D Day 1 Tue: Arrive Cairns On arrival in Cairns you will be transferred to your hotel. Join your Tour Director for an orientation tour of Cairns. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions. Hotel: Rydges Esplanade, Cairns, 3 nights. D Day 2 Wed: Great Barrier Reef Join Sunlover Cruises for a full day cruise to Moore Reef. Enjoy a reef presentation to learn more about the wonders of the reef, view the spectacular coral and tropical fish on a glassbottom boat tour. There is also the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch, before returning to Cairns. BL Day 3 Thu: Cairns ‘Free Time’ Enjoy a day at leisure in Cairns. There is an opportunity to take an optional tour to the rainforest village of Kuranda with time to wander through the various stalls of the colourful Kuranda Markets. Ride the Skyrail Cableway that takes you above the canopy of the rainforest. You may like to visit the famous Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and experience the History, Creation and Dance Theatres. Learn about Aboriginal culture and traditions. Or perhaps visit Cape Tribulation and the Daintree National Park. B Day 4 Fri: Cairns – Townsville Climb the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. Enjoy a guided cruise with full commentary on the serene crater of Lake Barrine and watch for pelicans and other wildlife. View the famous Curtain Fig Tree and Millaa Millaa Falls, before our journey to Townsville. This evening you may like to take a stroll along the Strand. Hotel: Hotel Ibis, Townsville. BD

Tour Code: LCS

activities on offer including catamarans, aqua aerobics and waterpolo. B Day 7 Mon: Rockhampton Today we take a ferry back to Airlie Beach. Travel south through Mackay, Australia’s sugar capital, to Rockhampton situated on the broad Fitzroy River. Hotel: Rockhampton Plaza, Rockhampton. BD Day 8 Tue: Hervey Bay Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational cattle station. Enjoy morning tea at the homestead, a restored ‘Queenslander’ built in 1873. Continue south to Hervey Bay, which is our base for the next two nights. Just offshore lies remarkable Fraser Island waiting to be explored. Hotel: Mantra Hervey Bay, 2 nights. BD Day 9 Wed: Fraser Island 4WD Cruise to World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the longest sand island in the world and the largest island off Australia’s east coast. On arrival board a 4WD and traverse the sand dunes. Tour 75 Mile Beach, see Lake Mackenzie, a beautiful freshwater lake, then stop at Eli Creek. A buffet lunch is included today. BL Day 10 Thu: Hervey Bay – Gold Coast Today we travel to Brisbane. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city and learn about opals, before continuing to the exciting Gold Coast, Australia’s premier holiday destination. Tonight, the evening is free for you to discover the vibrant Gold Coast and dine at one of the many local restaurants. Hotel: Australis Sovereign Hotel, Surfers Paradise. B Day 11 Fri: Gold Coast – Coffs Harbour Today follow the lush Tweed River Valley to Cape Byron Lighthouse for superb views from Australia’s eastern most point. We stop at colourful Byron Bay for lunch (own expense), before continuing along the Pacific Highway to Coffs Harbour. Enjoy an overnight stay in this picturesque town. Hotel: Country Comfort, Coffs Harbour. BD Day 12 Sat: Coffs Harbour – Sydney Stop at the coastal town of Port Macquarie. Continue along the scenic coastal route crossing the Hawkesbury River into Sydney. You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight. B B Full Buffet Breakfast L Lunch HD Highlight Dinner Land only all flights domestic and international are not included. All prices are per person.

Day 5 Sat: Daydream Island Enjoy breakfast with the animals and a guided tour of the wildlife park at the Billabong Sanctuary, before continuing south through to Airlie Beach. At Airlie Beach take a ferry to Daydream Island in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Hotel: Daydream Island Resort & Spa Garden View Room, 2 nights. BD Day 6 Sun: Daydream Island ‘Free Time’ Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Daydream Island, one of over 70 islands which make up the beautiful Whitsundays. Opportunity to take a rainforest walk or enjoy the many water

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New Zealand

29 Escorted Inclusive Tours

12 Day Low Cost Escorted – Christchurch • Queenstown • Franz Josef • Rotorua • Auckland • Plus more

New Zealand Experience Operated by AAT Kings INCLUSIONS Quality Touring Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows Professionally Escorted Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver Dining Inclusions Full Buffet Breakfasts (13) B Exciting Highlight Dinner (1) D Hotel Dinners (9) D Accommodation Twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels Plus • Welcome drink • Travel wallet and map • Airport transfers (Day 1 from Christchurch Airport – flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm; Day 14 to Auckland Airport – flights anytime) • Hotel porterage included

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch After your airport transfer and hotel check-in, explore the ‘most English city’ outside of England, your way. You could visit Hagley Park, the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Cathedral and the Botanic Gardens. Tonight meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner. Hotel: Ibis, Christchurch. D Day 2: Fox Glacier We’ll travel through the West Coast rainforest to Punakaiki. View the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Pass through Greymouth en route to Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Next stop is Fox Glacier – a rare, still advancing glacier (optional scenic Fox Glacier flight). Hotel: Fox Glacier Hotel, Fox Glacier. B D Day 3: Queenstown Travel through the Haast Pass, view Thunder Creek Falls, take a rainforest walk. Then it’s a trio of lakes – Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan. Next is Cromwell and its stone fruit and Arrowtown on the Arrow River. Enjoy a Queenstown orientation tour followed by dinner with views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. Hotel: Mercure Queenstown Resort, Queenstown, 2 nights. B D Day 4: Queenstown ‘Free Time’ Explore exciting Queenstown your way. From wine and garden tours to jet boat rides and white water rafting, Queenstown will keep you occupied and exhilarated. For dinner you have the option to dine at the Skyline Restaurant on Bob’s Peak. Access is via the steepest Gondola in the Southern Hemisphere. Dinner options include the Kiwi Haka Maori Show. B Day 5: Milford Sound Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You’ll be awestruck by great sights from Fiordland National Park – New Zealand’s largest – to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you will cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. En route we’ll drive through the hand made Homer Tunnel to the abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lakes, Pop’s Lookout, Claudu Valley, The Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Then we return to Te Anau. Tonight you have the option to see the Glow Worm Caves. Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel, Te Anau. B D

Tour Code: HCCA

Day 8: Christchurch Soak up the scenery of Mt. Cook National Park (optional scenic flight). We’ll see Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and travel across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. ‘Free Time’ – ride the Christchurch Tram or just relax. Hotel: Ibis, Christchurch. B Day 9: Picton Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast to Kaikoura, famous for its whales (optional Whale Watching flight). We’ll get up close and personal with some New Zealand’s fur seals at Ohau Point. Pass the Grassmere Salt Works then travel to the pretty seaside fishing village of Picton for an orientation tour. Hotel: Beachcomber, Picton. B D Day 10: Wellington We’ll cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait to Wellington for a city tour. ‘Free Time’ then we visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Hotel: Mercure Wellington Willis Street, Wellington. B D Day 11: Rotorua Travel along the Kapiti Coast, through the dairy farms of Manawatu and Tongariro National Park, discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu. Visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. View Huka Falls and pass the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. Tonight enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert and gain an insight into Maori culture. Hotel: Ibis, Rotorua, 2 nights. B HD Day 12: Rotorua We visit the Agrodome Sheep Show for a sample of farm life. See the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle feeding lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Then enjoy an afternoon of ‘Free Time’ – visit Paradise Valley Springs, abundant with Rainbow Trout and New Zealand farm animals or Te Puia, where a local Maori will guide you through the Geothermal Valley with its mud pools and geysers. B Day 13: Waitomo Caves This morning travel through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves. We’ll see the amazing underground Glow Worm Grotto by boat and walk the limestone caves. Later we follow the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, into Auckland. Enjoy views from Mt. Eden before continuing to your hotel. Hotel: Mercure, Auckland. B D Day 14: Depart Auckland Time at leisure until your transfer to Auckland Airport for your onward flight. B B L D HD

Full Buffet Breakfast Lunch Hotel Dinner Highlight Dinner All prices are per person. Land only all flights domestic and international are not included.

Day 6: Dunedin We’ll cross sheep-filled farming land to Dunedin for a city tour. ‘Free Time’ this afternoon – take a wildlife cruise to see the Penguins and Royal Albatross, visit the Cadbury Factory or ride the Taieri Gorge Railway. Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel, Dunedin. B D Day 7: Mt. Cook ‘Free Time’ this morning – visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Travel through Oamaru, famous for its limestone buildings, passing the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and the Benmore Dam. Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama. B D

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30 Introduction Australia & New Zealand

Majestic landscapes, cobalt skies, pristine beaches, rich cultural heritage and prolific, unique fauna and flora are just some of the attractions of a vacation in Australia and New Zealand. With so much to see and do, it is not surprising that both countries have hosted an increasing number of repeat travellers keen to return to discover a different part of the country.

Australia offers a profusion of colours from the brilliant red desert earth floor on which you sit cross-legged with an Aboriginal elder at Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the tepid azure waters of The Great Barrier Reef, the only living organism visible from space. Witness the earth at its most ethereal as waters bubble and geysers rumble in New Zealand’s Rotorua and inhale the pure, iced air as you climb the West Coast’s alpine peaks, camera in hand as mesmerizing vistas unfold. Vibrant cities surprise with Sydney’s spectacular harbour showcasing one of the world’s most recognized tourism icons, the Sydney Opera House. Melbourne’s sports, arts and culinary scenes complement the natural wonders and relaxed lifestyles of other gateways such as Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Brisbane and Darwin. Fly into Auckland in New Zealand to true Kiwi hospitality, choose Christchurch as your gateway to Canterbury and enjoy the fun-filled frivolity of Queenstown. With these vast destinations offering so many contrasting experiences, it can be difficult to decide where to go. Our comprehensive recommendations throughout the following pages will help plan your journey.

Choice HotelPass

Go Koala & Go Kiwi Hotel Pass

Choice Hotels Australasia, representing the Econo Lodge™, Comfort™, Quality™ and Clarion® brands, has more than 280 hotels, inns, suites and resorts across Australia and New Zealand.

The Go Koala Hotel Pass & Go Kiwi Hotel Pass are convenient and cost effective way to access a wide range of Australian and New Zealand accommodation. The pass is ideal for the independent traveller seeking flexibility, quality assurance and choice throughout cities and regional areas.

Regardless of the destination, Choice Hotels Australasia endeavors to meet guests’ accommodation requirements and to make them feel at home. Whether it is for business or leisure, guests can trust the hotels to provide them with clean, comfortable and dependable accommodation at good rates. Here you can relax and unwind; that is the essence of what we are all about at Choice Hotels. Choice Hotels Australasia is part of Choice Hotels International, one of the largest and most successful accommodation franchisers in the world. With over 6,100 hotels currently open or under development in more than 40 countries, they offer a wide choice for all the discerning customers.

With hundreds of different properties from which to choose, ranging from three to four star, there is something for everyone. Whilst the pass is designed for flexible travel, bookings are essential in some areas at certain times of the year. The vouchers are easy to use and can be either open dated or pre booked. The Go Koala and Go Kiwi pass makes it easy to explore Australia and New Zealand at your leisure.


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Uluru and the Red Centre

Golden Chain Motel Pass - Australia and New Zealand

Sightsee 'N' Save

Explore Australia and New Zealand at your leisure with the Golden Chain Motel Pass. This is a flexible, cost effective and convenient accommodation pass covering friendly self-contained motels offering premium local hospitality. The easy to use vouchers can be open-dated or pre-booked. With many great locations in both the city and in tourist spots, the pass is ideal for the independent traveller seeking affordable and flexible accommodation.

The Signtsee 'N' Save Pass is a pre-paid tour pass that allows flexibility in touring.

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Available only for purchase prior to arrival in Australia, you can save up to 35 per cent on selected day tours. Each pass gives you four coupons. A range of day tours is available for half, one or two coupons. With over 65 fascinating tours to choose from Australia wide, the pass represents excellent value for money.


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ustralia is the world's largest island and is made up of eight contrasting states and territories (seven of which are featured in this brochure). A wild and open country that has only been settled for just over 200 years, Australia offers a young, friendly and fresh approach to life. Natural attractions combine with the Australian quality lifestyle to deliver a travel experience often rated the best on earth.

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Western Australia Marine encounters abound in Western Australia. Swimming with graceful whale sharks, manta rays and dolphins are highlights. One of Australia’s great lifestyle cities, Perth sparkles with entertainment, fun and outdoor living. In the south west, excellent food and wine are in abundance, whilst the north west is one of Australia’s last frontiers.

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Northern Territory Home to iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park, the Northern Territory offers the best opportunity to discover the cultural ‘Dreamtime’ of the Aboriginal people. The diverse landscape includes red deserts, ancient gorges, lush floodplains, monoliths and forests. Darwin is the capital city of this aweinspiring region.

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Queensland Queensland best captures Australia’s coastal lifestyle where the tropics meet the outback. From the north, the Great Barrier Reef stretches over 1,241 miles and to the south, ringed by rainforests, islands, long beaches and picturesque towns. Brisbane is a modern river city, surrounded by the vibrant Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

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South Australia The ancient Flinders Ranges outback landscape is the heart of South Australia. Experience some of Australia’s best wineries in the historic Barossa Valley, marvel at the amazing wildlife on pristine Kangaroo Island or cruise the mighty Murray River. Adelaide is a vibrant city, home to Australia’s most important Aboriginal collection at its museum.

Victoria Packed into this compact area is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions with sweeping coastlines, surf beaches, National Parks, wildlife, forests, lakes, vineyards and mountain ranges offering skiing, climbing and hiking. Melbourne is home to some of Australia’s best arts, fashion, sporting events, restaurants and shopping.

New South Wales Scintillating Sydney is home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, world-famous Bondi Beach and some of Australia's best European historic sites. The Blue Mountains lie west of the city with breathtaking views and hiking trails to explore. Stretches of surf beach, coastal drives, tropical retreats, fine dining and shopping are all within easy reach in Sydney.

Tasmania Tasmania is renowned for its natural beauty and wilderness. From the gateways of Hobart and Launceston, journey to admire towering 2000 year old Huon Pines, cruise the limpid waters of Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River. Explore Cradle Mountain with its soaring peak and discover Freycinet’s pink granite mountains and diamond white beaches.

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XPT XPLORER The Sunlander Spirit of the Outback Tilt Train (Brisbane to Cairns) Tilt Train (Brisbane to Rockhampton) The Inlander The Westlander The Prospector The Australind Connecting Coaches

The Ghan The Ghan Indian Pacific Indian Pacific The Overland The XPT Overland XPT XPLORER XPLORER The Sunlander The SpiritSunlander of the Outback Spirit of the Outback Tilt Train (Brisbane to Cairns) Tilt Train (Brisbane to Rockhampton) Cairns) Ti (Brisbane to Rockhampton) lt Train The Inlander The Westlander Inlander The Westlander Prospector The Prospector Australind The Australind Connecting Coaches Connecting Coaches

More than just a mode of transport, these train journeys become an unforgettable part of your vacation. Cross Australia’s stunning scenery in quiet comfort, from lush tropics to the Outback or along the East Coast in a reclining seat. Enjoy a meal in the buffet car or chat to other passengers in the lounge. Three Australian train companies form the Rail Australia Alliance offering a choice of rail passes. These passes offer flexibility and value for money, with seven Rail Passes offering unlimited travel for either three or six months. The East Coast Discovery Pass is a directional pass that offers shorter distances along the East Coast. Choose to see all of Australia or focus on particular areas.

Trans AUS Pass: Great Southern Rail and CountryLink networks AUS Reef and Beach Pass: Queensland Rail and CountryLink networks Backtracker Rail Pass: CountryLink network Queensland Explorer Pass: Queensland Rail network Rail Explorer Pass: Great Southern Rail network East Coast Discovery Pass: Queensland Rail and CountryLink network. RAIL COMPANIES: Great Southern Rail operates: The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland. CountryLink operates: XPT and Xplorer and many regional coach services Queensland Rail: The Sunlander, Tilt Train, The Inlander, The Westlander, Spirit of the Outback and connecting coach services.

RAIL PASSES: Ausrail Pass: Great Southern Rail, Queensland Rail and CountryLink networks AUS Reef and Outback Pass: Great Southern Rail and Queensland Rail networks

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Platinum Service

Gold Service

Platinum Service offers the premium Australian train experience with all the inclusions of Gold Service plus spacious private cabins with large en–suite facilities. Settle into the deluxe lounge chairs by day, which convert to either a full size double bed or twin beds by night. The en–suite comprises full size shower and toilet facilities with natural Australian toiletries. Enjoy the vastness of Australia in the comfort of your cabin with large picture windows and cabin steward service.

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Red Service Travel through Australia’s vast landscapes in the comfort and style of Gold Service offering twin cabins, which are private with compact en–suite facilities and a two seater lounge that converts to upper and lower berths at nights, or with single cabins which are private with a single lounge chair that converts to a lower berth at night with wash basin facilities. All meals are included in the fare and are served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant and Outback Explorer Lounge. The Queen Adelaide Restaurant is the elegantly appointed dining room on board The Ghan and Indian Pacific. Commencing in 2013, guests may book their dining time (subject to train arrival and departing times), making it possible for gourmands to savour long lunches inspired by the rolling landscapes. The Outback Explorer Lounge with fully licensed bar is ideal for relaxing and socialising en route.

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Red Service is the most budget friendly way to see Australia by train. With two abreast swivelling chairs with in-armrest stowed tables for convenience, sit back and relax with a recline of approximately 45 degrees and make the most of the generous leg room. Guests benefit from access to the shower and toilet facilities (including toiletries and towels) which are conveniently located at the end of each carriage. The fully licensed Matilda Cafe sells beverages, freshly made salads, made-to-order sandwiches and hot meals.

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The Ghan

Named after the Afghan cameleers who once traversed this route, The Ghan is a legendary journey between Adelaide and Darwin via Alice Springs, gateway to Australia’s Outback. Through the heart of the Red Centre this three day/two night transcontinental adventure is one of the great train journeys in the world, offering unrivalled views of Australia. The Ghan’s timetable makes the most of the daylight hours offering unsurpassed views of the passing landscape. Travel from Adelaide to Darwin or vice versa, or meet the train at Alice Springs for part of the journey. From the sweeping Adelaide Plains unfolding before your eyes to the majestic Flinders Ranges, each new day begins with a fresh panorama of this changing landscape. Red

earth and cobalt blue skies, the essence of Central Australia takes on a character of its own with every passing hour. Wake up to an outback sunrise, and enjoy an Off Train tour of Alice Springs providing an insight into the Outback way of life. Off Train tours offer the opportunity to taste destinations, discovering the region’s most fascinating sites. In the Top End, a stop in the northern town of Katherine offers you the opportunity to experience the inspiring wonders of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) before your rail journey concludes in tropical Darwin, the relaxed capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory. Price based on Adelaide to Darwin or vice versa

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Indian Pacific

One of the world’s great train journeys, the Indian Pacific embarks on a truly epic voyage between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Travelling from Perth to Sydney or vice versa by rail provides a unique opportunity to experience the vastness of Australia. Discover changing landscapes, from the scenic Avon Valley through the golden splendor of the western wheat belt and across the ancient Nullarbor Plain where the land is unmarked by the passing millennia. Stepping off during a brief pause at Cook in the middle of the Nullarbor Plain, you will marvel at Australia’s sweeping, open spaces. Upon arrival in Adelaide you can choose to break the journey for a few days, to visit this cultural and gastronomic city, before continuing through the Blue Mountains and onto Sydney.

This four day/three night journey includes two days/one night between Sydney and Adelaide and three days/two nights between Adelaide and Perth. Whether the final destination is west to Perth or east to Sydney, there are numerous possibilities for leaving the train to explore some of the highlights en route. With so many wonderful sights to enjoy, this isn’t just one of the longest train journeys in the world; it is one of the most memorable.

Price based on Sydney to Perth or vice versa

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Tilt Train

Queensland’s favourite coastal destinations are all accessible on the Tilt Train. Settle into your comfortable seat onboard Australia’s most innovative train, which not only transports visitors through some of the most beautiful scenery between Brisbane and Cairns, but also makes it possible to spend more time exploring it. The Tilt Train is a great alternative to driving or travelling by coach. Relax in reclining seats and enjoy the onboard entertainment or simply watch the scenery unfold. The Tilt Train is perfect for quick getaways up and down the Queensland coastline including a rejuvenating break in the Whitsunday Islands, a discovery holiday on the Great Barrier Reef or on beautiful Fraser Island or a family fun vacation whale watching in Hervey Bay.

Tilt Train Inclusions * Reclining Business Class seating on Cairns service with in-seat entertainment and reclining Business and Economy Class seating on Rockhampton service * A range of dining options in the galley car and convenient trolley service to seat * Access to Club Car (Cairns Tilt Train) * Secure overhead lockers and luggage racks Best Travel Sectors: Services operate twice weekly in each direction between Brisbane and Cairns. Daily services are available (except Saturday) between Brisbane and Bundaberg and Brisbane and Rockhampton. Travel between Brisbane, Hervey Bay (access point to Fraser Island) and Gladstone (access point to Heron Island) and between Whitsundays, Townsville and Cairns. Price based on Brisbane to Cairns or vice versa business class

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The Sunlander

Comfort, flexibility and a great social atmosphere have made The Sunlander one of Australia’s great overnight rail journeys. Sit back, relax and watch the breath taking scenery roll by as The Sunlander weaves its way along the picturesque coastal stretch between Brisbane and tropical Cairns where the Great Barrier Reef meets the timeless Daintree wilderness. The Sunlander connects passengers with some of Queensland’s most popular tourist attractions, including the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Fraser Island, Kuranda Scenic Rail and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience. Enjoy the friendly, onboard atmosphere in the comfort of a Club Car or Lounge Car. Covering 1,044 miles in around 31 hours, The Sunlander offers a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets, from Economy Class seating to the indulgent all-inclusive Queenslander Class. Operated by Queensland www.worldmarkettravel.com

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The Sunlander has been rated one of Australia’s best train journeys and is one of the most interesting rail journeys in the world. Queenslander Class Inclusions: * À la carte meals in private dining car * Vanity pack featuring locally made products * Private lounge car with access to entertainment tablets * Informative onboard commentary 2 Days Brisbane/Cairns, includes all meals in Queenslander Class on the Sunlander Price based on Brisbane to Cairns or vice versa

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Sydney & New South Wales

New South Wales boasts contrasting natural and man-made attractions. From picturesque wine regions, topaz surf beaches, World Heritage-Listed National Parks with spectacular landscapes, to the city of Sydney itself. Sydney bursting with character, is a vibrant city on the harbour, home to the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, historic Rocks area, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach. Key highlights include the hazy peaks of the Blue Mountains and the pretty Hunter Valley vineyards.

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Deriving their name from the ever-present blue haze caused by the sun's rays, the Blue Mountains’ area consists of 26 towns and villages. Majestic views, eerie ancient landscapes, verdant forests, fragrant eucalypts and cascading waterfalls are all part of this World Heritage–Listed site. Echo Point at Katoomba is a must as are the Three Sisters.

From £471 per person Day 1: Upon arrival in Sydney, shuttle transfer to your chosen hotel. Day 2: See the highlights of Sydney today on an escorted tour to picturesque Manly and the Northern Beaches, followed by downtown Sydney, Bondi and Kings Cross. Capture the beauty and lifestyle of the harbour city from specially selected vantage points with the best photo opportunities. Day 3: Either a full-day at leisure or pre-book the small group tour to the Blue Mountains.

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New South Wales Sydney Opera House Tours

BridgeClimb Sydney

Venture inside the world’s most recognisable sails and experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. Take a one hour Sydney Opera House Tour inside this magnificent building. The Backstage Tour grants you exclusive access to areas normally reserved for the stars and their crew and includes breakfast. The ultimate Red Carpet package combines The Sydney Opera House Tour, a pre-theatre dinner followed by a performance of your choice and an interval drink. Price based on 1 hour tour

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Opera House Tours

From £25 per person

Sydney Sights with the Works BridgeClimb is a signature Sydney experience which offers spectacular, guided climbs to the top of iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, 436 feet above the city's beautiful harbour. The three and a half hour guided journey with a professional climb leader provides magnificent views of Sydney’s scenic harbour and surroundings. As you climb the outer arch of the Bridge to the summit, take in the uninterrupted panoramas en route. At the summit, the vistas are even more amazing with striking 360 degree views of the city, Opera House and beyond. With departures scheduled at different times throughout the day, you can choose one to suit you. Morning or afternoon tours are possible with one of the best options being the twilight climb against the marbled, setting sky. The evening climb brings out the magic of Sydney by night. BridgeClimb is truly one of Sydney’s must-dos.

On your way to Manly, stop at Milsons Point for spectacular views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Stroll along The Corso to see the famous Manly beach. Enjoy views from Seaforth and Arabanoo lookouts before returning to Sydney. In the afternoon, see the historic Rocks area and take in views of Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House, the Art Gallery, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Enjoy the spectacular scenery at the world-famous Bondi Beach.

Price based on night climb

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Sydney

From £147 per person

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Kings

From £65 per person

Sydney Harbour Cruise

Cruise Like a Local

Cruise Sydney Harbour aboard the prestigious MV Sydney 2000. Offering panoramic viewing windows on every deck, the harbour is presented like a picture postcard. Each deck features a covered outdoor area, plus access to the upper open Star Deck. Enjoy a seafood buffet lunch with commentary, two or three course à la carte top deck lunch, an early sunset dinner or Captains Club dinner with live entertainment. Cruises depart daily from No.6 Jetty Circular Quay, Sydney.

Discover Sydney with the small group cruising specialists aboard Calypso, a 52 foot luxurious motor yacht. Guaranteed departures with a minimum of two and a maximum of twelve passengers are a key feature of this memorable cruise which motors past the foreshores of beautiful Sydney Harbour, the legendary Sydney Harbour Bridge and the elegant Opera House, before dropping anchor in a secluded cove for a gourmet barbeque lunch. This is your chance to cruise like a local and swim, kayak or relax on the comfortable sunbed soaking up the Sydney sunshine.

Price based on seafood buffet lunch cruise

Price based on 4 hour cruise including lunch

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Cook Cruises NSW

From £56 per person

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Sydney Cruises

From £200 per person

Darling Harbour Experience

Madame Tussauds Sydney

See the best of Sydney in one ticket. Visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, showcasing over 11,500 Australian animals including huge sharks, rays, platypus and dugongs. Meet the massive saltwater crocodile Rex and interact with Sydney’s largest collection of Australian wildlife under one roof at WILDLIFE Sydney. Experience Sydney Tower Eye and view Sydney from a height of 816 feet. Experience the glittering world of fame at Madame Tussauds. Discover Sydney’s glorious harbour with a Captain Cook cruise, enjoy lunch/dinner at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant.

Experience the glittering world of fame with a day at Madame Tussauds at Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney. Start your journey on the red carpet and strike a pose for the paparazzi. Move on to challenge your favourite sports heroes and sing along with your favourite music stars. Do all these things and much, much more as you interact with the world’s most famous figures at Madame Tussauds Sydney. Stars are in abundance here, so the choice is yours.

Price based on 7 included attractions

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From £155 per person

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From £31 per person


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Sydney in Style

Sydney Classic Cycle Tour

This is a small, group tour of Sydney with a difference. Highlights include the beautiful northern surf beaches, stunning sandstone coast and rock pools. Enjoy morning tea with harbour views at North Head then cross the Bridge to tour traditional city highlights such as Macquarie Street, Mrs Macquarie's chair, Eastern Suburbs' Bays, Watsons Bay and The Gap. Bondi Beach and quaint Paddington, with its beautifully restored semidetached homes, are next. Final stops include the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the historic Rocks area, all of this with splendid harbour views.

No other Sydney experience shows you as much or entertains you in the way that the Sydney Classic Cycle Tour does. Sit back on one of the very comfortable bikes while the expert Bonza guides show you the way. They have carefully planned routes in order to make the most of your trip. Instead of spending time riding through busy streets, they take you through shady parks, spectacular harbour fronts and bike paths. The guides will offer hot tips on what to do in the great city of Sydney, including what’s on and where to eat. An all-round entertaining and informative experience.

Price based on tour code: A115

Price based on morning Sydney classic half-day tour

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Eco Adventures

From £95 per person

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Bike Tours

From £70 per person

Let's Go Surfing Bondi

Sydney Harbour Headlands Tour

Do what the locals do and experience Sydney’s awesome beach culture with Let’s Go Surfing on world famous Bondi Beach. The award-winning team at Let’s Go Surfing will show you how easy, safe and fun surfing Bondi can be. Your small group or private session includes all equipment and personalised service in a secure and enjoyable environment. Situated 3.7 miles from Sydney’s city centre, Let's Go Surfing Bondi is a great way to see Sydney, meet some locals and uncover why this is a Sydney must-do experience. This is ideal for beginners.

Travel in style on this unique two hour driving tour around Sydney Harbour. With a maximum size of 11, the tour showcases Sydney’s attractive coastal scenery and provides a valuable insight into Australian beach culture and the city’s outdoor lifestyle. Interact with the local guide, hear their stories and be mesmerised by the stunning harbour and bushland views. Admire the pristine beaches whilst you enjoy complimentary fish and chips and soak up the atmosphere that makes Manly a must-see for any traveller. Your local guide will meet you at Manly Wharf.

Price based on Bondi surf experience small group session

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Go Surfing

From £190 per person

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Galah Sydney Tours & Airport Transfers

From £99 per person

Blue Mountains and Australian Wildlife

Magnificent Hunter Valley Wine Taster

World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountains National Park is a rugged and beautiful region that forms part of the Great Dividing Range. The tour includes the iconic Three Sisters rock formation seen from Echo point, a visit to the Koomurri Centre and free time for lunch in picturesque Leura village (own expense). Enjoy the afternoon at Featherdale Park where you can have your photo taken with a koala and admire kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and fairy penguins. Last stop is at Homebush Bay, venue of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Explore Hunter Valley and taste award-winning regional foods and wines. Enjoy private vineyard inspections, wine tasting at Lindemans, then visit Hunter Resort to enjoy a presentation on how the winery operates. A delicious luncheon is accompanied by wine tastings. You have the opportunity of further tastings at Bluetongue Brewery, McGuigans Winery and the Hunter Valley Cellars. Your last stop takes you to Hunter Valley Gardens, where you have free time to explore many hidden delights in the garden village.

Price based on tour code: S15

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £78 per person

Price based on tour code: S14

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £102 per person

Blue Mountains Deluxe Eco Day

Hunter Valley Wine & Wilderness Day

Experience a real Australian journey with a small, guided group tour into the heart of this unique World Heritage region near Sydney. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, the views in this remote land are sensational, especially when you are discovering them far away from other tourists. Other highlights include a stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park to observe the animals before the crowds arrive, a delicious two-course lunch, a fascinating visit to the Koomurri Aboriginal Cultural Centre and an optional visit to the attractions at Scenic World.

On this small group tour to the Hunter Region, you will learn about local Australian history, wildlife and Aboriginal culture and discover the region’s wines in a full-day of exciting experiences. Meet some of the locals, travel through scenic National Parks and hear about the settlers’ and convicts’ harsh living conditions in colonial times. Observe native Australian animals at a wildlife park, tour the charming Hunter Valley and appreciate fine, boutique wines as well as the gourmet wine and food lunch and exquisite cheese and chocolate tastings.

Price based on tour code: A183

Operated by Australian

Eco Adventures

From £179 per person

Price based on tour code: A198

Operated by Australian

Eco Adventures

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2 Day Blue Mountains: Lilianfels with full breakfast

2 Day Blue Mountains High Country

Day 1: The first stop will be Echo Point and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and an opportunity to visit the Koomurri Centre and hear the ancient Aboriginal legends of this impressive formation. Upon departing Echo Point, your coach driver will drop you off for your overnight accommodation at Lilianfels. The remainder of your day is at your own leisure.

This two day/one night small group tour heads deep into the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountains National Park. Enjoy a typical Aussie morning tea against the backdrop of magnificent eucalyptus forests and sweeping mountain views. Cross rugged 4WD back roads to reach scenic lookouts and learn all about Australia’s history and unique flora and fauna. Kangaroo spotting is a must in this splendorous panorama. Relax and savour a delicious buffet lunch at an historic mountain hotel before being transferred to either Lilianfels Spa Resort or Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa for the night.

Day 2: Your coach driver will meet you at Scenic World at 11.30am. There are walking tracks for you to enjoy a short walk through the Blue Mountains National Park. Discover Leura village, a delightful blend of groomed gardens and quaint shops. Enjoy an afternoon at Featherdale Park and have your photo taken with a koala, see kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and fairy penguins. Finally, stop at Homebush Bay, the venue of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

The next day, stock up on a full continental breakfast before venturing out to lookouts or sampling regional produce from local stores. Alternatively, stay in and make the most of the spa. In the afternoon return to Sydney via Featherdale Wildlife Park to see koalas, emus and kangaroos at close range.

Price based on tour code: J151

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £378 per person

Blue Mountains 4WD & Wildlife Discovery

Price based on tour code: BM02M

Operated by Mount'n

Beach Safaris

From £391 per person

4 Day Views & Vineyards Self Drive

Explore the majestic Blue Mountains on this small, personalised group tour. Depart Sydney to discover Australian flora, fauna and history in the heart of this mountain country. Access back country and key attractions such as the Three Sisters, which are only attainable by 4WD. Enjoy the pretty views from the lunch venue at a typical country hotel, take a leisurely stroll or a ride at Scenic World. Complete the day with a close-up look at koalas, emus and kangaroos at a top wildlife park. Price based on tour code: BM01

Operated by Mount'n

Beach Safaris

From £172 per person

Tobruk Outback Experience Day 1: This flexible self-drive trip covers Sydney to the Blue Mountains (77 miles). Collect your rental vehicle and drive to the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountains. Visit the Three Sisters and waterfalls such as Leura, Linda, Lila and Bridal Veil Falls or check out the Skyway cable car for superb views. Day 2: Travel from the Blue Mountains to the Hunter Valley (154 miles), one of Australia’s more scenic wine growing areas. The Hunter Valley has wineries ranging from large, commercial estates to boutique style wineries. The outback show is an exciting and engaging experience for anyone wanting to see the real Australia. Enjoy authentic Aussie tucker in the Tobruk Station Woolshed Restaurant with great photo opportunities over the Hawkesbury River Valley and Blue Mountains. Just over an hour's drive from Sydney, Tobruk offers the chance to relax at Drovers’ Camp and make Aussie damper and billy tea. Watch the stockmen and their dogs demonstrate a real live sheep muster and have fun taking part in a sheep shearing demonstration, boomerang throwing and a whip cracking display.

Day 3: Continue from the Hunter Valley to Port Stephens (59 miles). Port Stephens, a series of idyllic seaside villages. Port Stephens is best known for its resident population of over 140 bottlenose dolphins. Day 4: Return to Sydney from Port Stephens (126 miles).

Price based on tour code: J2

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From £142 per person

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From £368 per person


New South Wales InterContinental Sydney

43 Sydney Accommodation

Park Hyatt Sydney

The hotel has recently undergone a dramatic transformation. The award-winning Park Hyatt Sydney offers an intimate, residential style hotel with architecture, design and art reflecting the Australian landscape. With a coveted harbour front location between the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge, its spacious rooms feature contemporary interiors, modern bathrooms with dual vanity, wet area, rainshower, deep bathtub and floor to ceiling glass doors that open onto private balconies. A dedicated team of butlers provides personalised service for all 155 guest rooms and suites. Map Page 39 Reference 2

From £523 per room per night

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney The InterContinental Sydney is elegance personified. Positioned on stunning Sydney Harbour, InterContinental Sydney is just a short stroll from the famous Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Circular Quay ferries and exclusive shops. Built around the immaculately restored Treasury Building of 1851, the hotel’s 509 contemporarily designed guest rooms all enjoy picture frame views. This includes the collection of 28 exquisite suites that have been home to leaders and celebrities from around the globe. The hotel's outstanding facilities and services include a fine restaurant, bar, 24-hour concierge, massages, gym and indoor pool. For the ultimate Sydney experience, upgrade to a Club InterContinental guest room to obtain access to the exclusive rooftop lounge with its wrap around terrace which captures panoramic views across the harbour. This is Sydney style at its best.

With stunning views of Sydney’s spectacular harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the Shangri-La Hotel brings legendary hospitality to the historic Rocks district in the heart of Sydney. Altitude Restaurant on Level 36 was awarded Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year at the 2010 Australian Hotels Association Awards of Excellence. Blu Bar on 36 is located high above the city with panoramic views of the beautiful city and Darling Harbour. Australia’s first CHI spa, The Spa at Shangri-La, offers an exciting range of treatments in luxurious private spa suites.

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From £223 per room per night

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From £228 per room per night

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

The Langham Sydney

Overlooking Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay, the iconic Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a short walk to the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the historic Rocks district. The hotel features some of the city's most stylish guest rooms, with timeless fixtures blended to exude a warm yet luxurious residential ambiance. Each room offers the latest technology with 42 inch LCD televisions, DVD plyers, iPod/MP3 docking stations and wireless internet access. The award-winning spa offers relaxing massage treatments and houses a large, outdoor swimming pool.

The Langham, Sydney enjoys a premium location in the heart of the Rocks, one of Australia’s most historic districts. Close to Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the hotel is surrounded by exclusive boutiques, top restaurants, cafés and a myriad of tourist attractions. Afternoon tea has been part of the Langham legacy since 1865 so try “Tiffin at The Langham” which includes a choice of 20 fine tea blends gathered from all over the world. This is an excellent way to appreciate the comfort of this charming hotel after a day of exploring and discovering Sydney.

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From £231 per room per night

From £234 per room per night

BLUE Sydney, A Taj Hotel

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

Chic and sexy, BLUE Sydney is a Taj Hotel located in the heart of Sydney's most famous and luxurious marina complex featuring exceptional restaurants. BLUE has a wellestablished reputation of blending the intimacy of a boutique hotel with top facilities and service. The hotel offers 100 guest rooms with stylish interiors, unique characteristics of the original Heritage-Listed wharf, modern décor and a view of either the eclectic city skyline or Sydney Harbour foreshores.

Positioned on the eastern side of Circular Quay, this luxury apartment style hotel offers panoramic views of Sydney’s key tourism attractions, including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Royal Botanical Gardens and colourful city skyline. All suites in this contemporary hotel feature a spacious lounge/dining room, well-appointed bathroom with spa, well-equipped gourmet kitchen with integrated laundry and a private, furnished balcony for taking in the city lights. Facilities include the acclaimed Quadrant Restaurant, ECQ Bar and a private recreation deck.

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From £208 per room per night

From £275 per room per night

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Sydney Accommodation Quay West Suites Sydney

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Set in the heart of Sydney’s historical Rocks area, Quay West Suites Sydney provides guests with a tasteful home away from home. This superb all-suite hotel is graced with uninterrupted views across Sydney’s spectacular Bridge, Harbour, Opera House and vivid city skyline. All beautifully decorated suites have a separate sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, laundry and windows which open to let in fresh air. Facilities include an attractive, sunken Roman style heated swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym and outdoor sundeck.

From the moment you arrive at this luxury Sydney hotel, you will experience the Amora difference. This award-winning, boutique style hotel is conveniently located above Wynyard Station in the heart of the city. It combines space, style and warmth to provide the ideal ambiance for vacation pleasure. With a choice of 415 stylish guest rooms, two restaurants and two bars offering outstanding wining and dining facilities, the Amora Spa, swimming pool and gymnasium, guests can wine, dine, relax, meet, explore or play.

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From £293 per room per night

From £225 per room per night

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Crown Street

The Sebel Pier One Sydney

Adina on Crown is located close to the Entertainment Quarter, Sydney Football Stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground. The lively village atmosphere of Surry Hills adjacent to Sydney’s city centre provides the opportunity to check out popular breakfast and late night dining spots. Stroll along Crown Street to shop at a host of independent record stores, vintage clothing specialists and other stores. The hotel is well placed for visiting Bondi Junction shops and the beach.

Nestled alongside Sydney Harbour Bridge in the heart of the historic Rocks precinct, The Sebel Pier One Sydney is blessed with breath taking, panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Sydney’s first 'on and over' the water hotel blends its Federation period building with contemporary chic architecture, providing a rich fusion of heritage legacy and modern lifestyle. Stunning sunset views are the ideal complement for dining either inside Front Restaurant or alfresco on the pier. The hotel’s private pontoon is ideally positioned for exploring Sydney’s magnificent harbour.

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From £209 per room per night

From £208 per room per night

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park

Rydges World Square Sydney

Overlooking verdant Hyde Park in the centre of the city, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park is well placed for exploring Sydney. Setting a high standard in upmarket accommodation, the hotel features 241 spacious rooms with bathrooms with corner baths, mini-bar, toaster and tea/coffee making facilities. Windows signature restaurant and Bar 36 set the tone for a relaxing meal or drink. With its contemporary style and attentive service, this is an address where you can check in and chill out with a sense of connectivity, calm and serenity. Map Page 39 Reference 13

From £190 per room per night

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour This award-winning contemporary hotel enjoys an enviable location adjacent to lively World Square, in the heart of one of Sydney’s main entertainment, theatre, business, dining and shopping areas. Access to key tourist attractions from this central city position is easy, either on foot or by public transport. The hotel offers spacious and luxuriously appointed rooms, including king and twin deluxe as well as family rooms. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, gymnasium, guest laundry, retail arcade, 24-hour reception, concierge and room service. Rydges World Square’s warm and friendly staff provides a welcoming and personalised level of service to guests throughout their stay.

Enjoy the magic of the city skyline and the stunning views of Darling Harbour at the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour hotel. Located in one of the world's great waterfront settings, the hotel is close to Sydney's favourite attractions including SeaLife Sydney, Madame Tussaud's, The Maritime Museum, IMAX Theatre, WILDLIFE Sydney and the Star Casino. The hotel’s features and services include a restaurant, bar, gym, tennis court, swimming pool and laundry service. Both the city and vibrant Pyrmont can be reached on foot. Map Page 39 Reference 14

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45 Sydney Accommodation

Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour

The Grace Hotel

Located in the centre of Sydney overlooking spectacular Darling Harbour, Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour is in one of the best spots in town.

Located in the heart of Sydney, The Grace Hotel is a short walk from vibrant Darling Harbour and King Street Wharf where there is a great choice of restaurants, bars, nightlife and boutiques. City theatres, entertainment and major shopping and tourism precincts such as Pitt Street Mall, the Queen Victoria Building, Martin Place, Circular Quay and The Rocks are all close by.

One of Australia's largest hotels, the property is just a short walk from the main entertainment and shopping districts, including Pitt Street Mall and the historic Queen Victoria Building, making it easy to discover this attractive city. Four Points offers an extensive range of facilities for the leisure traveller, including the Corn Exchange Restaurant, renowned for its sumptuous seafood and delicious dessert buffet. Recharge your batteries in the 24-hour gym or experience a glimpse of Sydney’s past with the great local brews at the Heritage-Listed Dundee Arms pub.

Exquisitely restored, the Heritage-Listed Grace Hotel offers warm, personalised service in a unique blend of art deco charm and contemporary comfort. Designed with the frequent traveller in mind, all 382 spacious and modern rooms feature the latest in-room entertainment and very comfortable beds. Guests will appreciate the rooftop recreation centre with its gym, heated indoor lap pool, spa, sauna and steam room. The Grace is an exceptional property in the hub of the city.

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From £189 per room per night

From £180 per room per night

Holiday Inn Old Sydney

Holiday Inn Potts Point

Pocketed between the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, Holiday Inn Old Sydney is one of the city’s discrete secrets. Its location is ideal for exploring key Sydney attractions on foot or for discovering the quaint, historic Rocks area with its colourful cafés, boutiques, bars and restaurants.

Surrounded by more than 300 popular street cafés, bars and restaurants, Holiday Inn Potts Point is an alternative location for your upcoming visit to Sydney. This vibrant inner city neighbourhood is only one stop to the city centre on the adjacent underground train and is a short, pleasant walk to visit Sydney’s key attractions.

An enviable attribute of the Holiday Inn Old Sydney is the spectacular rooftop where guests can admire magnificent daytime and evening views of Sydney or relax in the rooftop pool and spa.

Sun seekers can make the most of this access to public transport and be in legendary Bondi Beach in 15-minutes on transport. Tap into beachside culture, groovy bars and restaurants or stay in the city and soak up the sights from one of the spacious and contemporary rooms with harbour views. Holiday Inn Potts Point facilities include the Sirocco Bar & Restaurant and a fitness centre. Shopping, fun and nightlife are assured from this convenient location.

The hotel’s 75 rooms have all been thoughtfully designed to ensure a high standard of comfort. Other features include a complimentary business centre and the cozy Lobby Bar which provides a great setting for post sightseeing drinks. Discovering Sydney is easy from this charming property in the heart of the city. Map Page 39 Reference 17

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From £146 per room per night

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46 Sydney Accommodation

New South Wales

Mantra 2 Bond Street

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney

Located in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District, Mantra 2 Bond Street is a short walk from Circular Quay, The Rocks and the Opera House. The hotel offers tastefully appointed apartments with a sense of space and cosmopolitan style. With a choice of executive studios or one and two bedroom apartments, most enjoy stunning Sydney city views. Guests can relax in the luxurious rooftop pool and spa with panoramic Sydney City views, toast cocktails in the Lobby Café & Bar, or dine in one of the many restaurants and bars located within close proximity of the hotel.

Located on the city side of Darling Harbour, the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney offers premium hotel accommodation and facilities within minutes of the city’s most popular highlights, landmarks, restaurants and shopping. Its central location means that many of the hotel's 340 rooms enjoy views of Darling Harbour and nearby attractions such as Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf. The hotel features a gym and business centre, as well as a great range of dining options. This is an ideal location for discovering vibrant Sydney.

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From £205 per room per night

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From £180 per room per night

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central

In addition to studio rooms, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney features 144 one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments which are suitable for both short and long stays. Ideally located in Sydney’s city centre, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney is a gateway to Sydney’s top shopping with over 400 stores nearby in lively Pitt Street Mall. The central location offers easy access to premier tourist spots such as Sydney Tower Eye, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and a great selection of restaurants and nightlife.

This magnificently restored heritage landmark building is positioned adjacent to Central Station, offering an excellent choice of public transport for discovering Sydney’s key attractions. In close proximity, Paddy’s Market and Chinatown are renowned for their wide choice of restaurants and providores specialising in authentic Asian cuisine. In addition to a myriad of dining options, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central is well placed for experiencing Sydney’s live music and theatre at nearby Sydney Entertainment Centre or the Capitol Theatre. Enjoy a night out and sojourn in style.

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From £182 per room per night

From £194 per room per night

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The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park - Manly

This stylish and contemporary hotel is close to Sydney’s city centre and only 217 yards from Central Railway and Sydney Lightrail Station. This hotel offers spacious and contemporarily decorated rooms, a 15 metre indoor heated pool, spa, sauna, gym, two restaurants, two bars and an alfresco coffee shop. The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney, with its lobby level glass aquarium set in the ground, is located only a short walk from the shopping and dining areas of Oxford and Crown Streets, the Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and Moore Park.

Q Station is a heritage retreat like no other, offering 81 superb accommodation options overlooking Sydney Harbour and the surrounding serene National Park. Occupying Australia’s first former Quarantine Station, Q Station is located in a secluded, sandy cove featuring native bushland and towering cliffs. Day visitors are also welcome, with the property featuring a range of tours and activities as well as dining at the popular Boilerhouse restaurant, positioned beside a quiet harbour beach.

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From £130 per room per night

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From £112 per room per night

The Menzies Sydney

Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour

Embracing Sydney’s best location, The Menzies Sydney is surrounded by many of Sydney’s famous attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Royal Botanic Gardens. The hotel is close to public transport with direct rail access to the airport. The Menzies Sydney offers an excellent standard of personal service in a time-honoured tradition. It boasts two restaurants, two cafés and four bars. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa and gymnasium.

Positioned in the heart of Sydney’s vibrant Darling Harbour, Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour offers centrally located accommodation within walking distance of popular Darling Harbour restaurants and attractions. A short distance from the airport, this contemporary hotel offers a full range of services and facilities including 230 guest rooms, 24-hour reception, newly refurbished indoor heated lap pool, gym, Ceezens breakfast restaurant, Brew Café and the Heritage-Listed Pumphouse Bar and Restaurant.

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From £139 per room per night

From £156 per room per night

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47 Sydney Accommodation

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks

Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks is a combination of spacious studios, one bedroom apartments and historic terrace houses. In the heart of the quaint Rocks area, the accommodation is close to Circular Quay, downtown Sydney and the pretty harbour foreshore. Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks offers flexible accommodation for the business or leisure traveller. Relax in style and comfort in this unique property and experience the best of Sydney inside and outside.

Oaks Goldsbrough Apartment Hotel on Darling Harbour offers a charm reminiscent of Sydney’s colourful past. Built in 1883, the original historical features remain, including the magnificent neo-classical facade, the original tallow wood floors and exposed ironbark columns which feature throughout the hotel. These traditional characteristics complement the modern, luxury apartments inside. Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments combine the outstanding facilities and service of a modern, luxury hotel with the privacy and spaciousness of a fully self-contained apartment.

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From £156 per room per night

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From £156 per room per night

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

BreakFree on George

Benefiting from its prime location near the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is opposite Sydney’s picturesque Darling Harbour. It is well placed for access to nearby theatres, Cockle Bay Wharf with its selection of restaurants, Star Casino, Chinatown and Darling Harbour shops and attractions. With much of the hotel being originally built in the 18th century, the facade has been restored in keeping with the heritage classification of the former wool store. Blending old with new, the interior of the hotel features comfortable and contemporary designs.

BreakFree on George offers smart, affordable accommodation in the heart of Sydney’s vibrant entertainment district. The 160 studio rooms and one and two bedroom apartments are equipped with broadband internet, movies and cable TV. Featuring an on-site restaurant, BreakFree on George is within easy reach of Chinatown with its choice of restaurants, Capitol Theatre, the Sydney Entertainment Centre, the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, The Star Casino, and city shopping outlets.

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From £160 per room per night

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From £151 per room per night

Vibe Hotel Sydney

Cambridge Hotel Sydney

Offering chic accommodation in the heart of Sydney, Vibe Hotel Sydney exudes style and comfort. The hotel’s ideal location makes it a great venue for discovering Sydney’s vibrant centre, trendy Surry Hills, Chinatown, World Square and the downtown entertainment precinct that offers live theatre and music all year round. Sydney’s major tourism attractions such as Darling Harbour and Hyde Park are a short walk from the property with access to other sites being facilitated by its close proximity to public transport. The hotel is surrounded by an endless selection of restaurants and cafés. Map Page 39 Reference 32

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From £161 per room per night

Travelodge Wynyard Conveniently located near Hyde Park, Cambridge Hotel Sydney is within easy walking distance of the city centre, entertainment arenas, sporting venues and many of Sydney’s major attractions. With a range of spacious, comfortable rooms from premium to deluxe, Cambridge Hotel Sydney is a comfortable hotel which offers well-appointed facilities at an affordable price. Featuring new furnishings, all deluxe rooms have been incorporated on the top floors of the property and have been designed to create both a contemporary and comfortable ambiance for the most discerning guests. All guest rooms have LCD televisions, iPod docking stations, European pillows and duvets. One bedroom deluxe rooms are ideal for families as they feature a separate kitchen, a separate bedroom with queen beds and a double sofa bed in the lounge.

Whether you are looking for an exciting day in the city or a sensational night out on the town, Travelodge Wynyard is close to Sydney’s top attractions. Key sights are easily accessible including the Opera House, the historic Rocks area, Darling Harbour and the Botanical Gardens in addition to an impressive variety of restaurants and shopping outlets. The hotel offers 277 rooms on 22 levels, a restaurant, bar and gym. From this privileged positon adjacent to Wynyard railway station, there is an excellent choice of public transport options for exploring the city. Map Page 39 Reference 33

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From £120 per room per night

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48 Sydney & Beaches Accommodation

New South Wales

Rendezvous Studio Hotel Sydney Central

Arts Hotel

The Rendezvous Studio Hotel Sydney Central is a smart and contemporary hotel, located in the heart of Sydney. The modern decor and clean simple lines of the 116 rooms and suites are complimented by sophisticated, attentive service. Located just minutes from Darling Harbour, fashionable Surry Hills and vibrant Chinatown with its great selection of restaurants, the hotel provides ready access to the transportation hub of Central Station. Guests will find it easy to explore Sydney’s major attractions from this stylish base.

The hotel is located in trendy, historic Paddington where Sydney’s art and fashion precincts are within walking distance. Close to shops, cinemas, galleries, pubs, restaurants and the Paddington markets, the family owned and operated Arts Hotel offers personal service and great value. Facilities include a garden courtyard and pool, as well as complimentary bicycle hire, in-house movies, internet, Wi-Fi and parking. There are direct buses to the nearby city centre, Circular Quay and Bondi Beach.

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From £126 per room per night

From £103 per room per night

Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney

Travelodge Sydney

This boutique, Heritage-Listed property enjoys a prime position in the heart of Sydney’s quaint Rocks district, close to the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and other attractions. Built by convict carpenters and hired men on the site of the town’s first hospital, the hotel provides a fascinating glimpse into Sydney’s past. Exploring the city on foot is easy from this comfortable base, with ferries and public transport being close by. This refurbished, chic hotel offers well-appointed rooms with modern amenities in the historic charm of this 150 year old building.

On the edge of the city centre, Travelodge Sydney enjoys a prime position for exploring this beautiful city. Superb restaurants, theatres, lively nightclubs and a great range of shops from designer stores to funky boutiques are within close walking distance of this comfortable and convenient property. Major attractions including Darling Harbour, The Entertainment Centre, Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Football Stadium are all easily accessible, as are family-oriented attractions such as the SEALIFE Sydney Aquarium and the Imax Cinema.

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From £180 per room per night

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From £121 per room per night

Ibis Sydney World Square

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach

Located next to the vibrant World Square Centre, the hotel is within walking distance of key attractions such as Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf, Chinatown, Sydney Entertainment Centre and the Capitol. Hotel Ibis World Square is close to the buzzing entertainment and shopping precincts and is in the midst of myriad restaurants, bars and shops. The Monorail, Light Rail and Central Railway are all within five to ten minutes’ walk, providing easy access to other parts of the city and beyond. This is an ideal central city location for exploring vivid Sydney.

Surrounded by one of Sydney’s most breathtaking beaches and headlands, Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach is located 4 miles from the city centre. This convenient beachside position makes it an ideal base for exploring Sydney as well as Coogee with its beach culture. There are eight premier golf courses, prime sporting venues, shopping, entertainment and dining options all close by. The hotel’s rooms offer a sense of Australian beach life, from bright rooms with king or twin double beds to luxury suites. Balcony rooms with picturesque ocean views are also available.

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From £105 per room per night

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From £149 per room per night

The Sebel Manly Beach

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Bondi Beach

The Sebel Manly Beach is located on the secluded, southern end of Manly Beach, just a few feet from the golden sand. Rooms and suites are spacious and well appointed with a choice of studio rooms and one and two bedroom suites, all of which enjoy a high standard of style and design. Many of the rooms and suites offer views of iconic Manly Beach. All are individually air-conditioned and feature a large balcony for cooling off in the ocean breeze. The hotel features two swimming pools, spa, sauna and an on-site restaurant run by Manly Wines.

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Bondi Beach is located on the main strip that leads down to Bondi Beach and offers a diverse mecca of vibrant restaurants, shops and seaside cool. Residing behind a chic façade of coloured masonry panels, this stylish apartment hotel features one and two bedroom apartments as well as studio rooms. The interior aesthetics reflect the contemporary edge of the building’s exterior design and the vibe of its vogue beachside location. Other touches include a luxurious pool and fitness centre.

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From £163 per room per night

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From £156 per room per night


New South Wales Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

49 Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley Accommodation Lilianfels a Luxury Collection Resort Blue Mountains

Nestled on the edge of the magnificent Jamison Valley, Lilianfels overlooks the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountains National Park. A short drive from Sydney, the resort provides a relaxing escape for romantics and a delight for gourmets. Nature lovers will enjoy the chance to explore the breath taking sights of the area, including Katoomba, Leura, Mount Victoria and Blackheath. This charming, historic country mansion is surrounded by 2.5 acres of manicured gardens, complete with a heated, outdoor pool.

From £173 per room per night

Peppers Guest House Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, located in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area 119 miles from Sydney or 50-minutes by helicopter. Beneath dramatic escarpments, the resort lies within its own 4000 acre wildlife and conservation reserve. Featuring 40 luxury stand alone suites (all with private swimming pools), distinctive dining and a superb spa, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa also offers impeccable, personalised service and much more. This is the quintessential luxury Australian bush experience; a blend of wildlife, dramatic natural beauty, conservation, heritage and a spectacular Australian bush setting. All of this can be explored through a range of nature based activities including four wheel drives, heritage tours, wildlife spotting and horse riding.

Encapsulating the charm and hospitality of the Hunter wine country, Peppers Guest House has a delightfully relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and exceptional food and wine. Set in the heart of the Hunter Valley vineyards, this distinguished sandstone retreat has 48 elegant boutique rooms and an exclusive four bedroom homestead. Peppers Guest House is an ideal location for exploring this important wine region. Fine diners will love the new restaurant Sanctuary, with menus based on local and seasonal produce, complementing the excellent, local wines.

From £1,089 per room per night

From £248 per room per night

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Resort

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney. The region is well known for its award-winning Semillons and Shiraz. The resort has a diverse choice of luxury accommodation options for couples, groups and families with 150 deluxe rooms, 104 two bedroom villas and 70 three bedroom villas.

Located two hours’ drive north of Sydney, Hunter Valley Resort looks out over its own picturesque 40 year old vineyards. Featuring timber cathedral ceilings and pretty views from all 35 rooms and cottages, the property offers an exceptional range of activities and services, including a daily vineyard tour, wine theatre experience, horse and carriage tours, horse riding, wine school, pool table, cheese tasting factory, walking/jogging track, Heavenly Hunter Massage Centre, pool, tennis, heated spa and mountain bikes.

The hotel has extensive leisure facilities including an 18-hole golf course, Tea Tree Spa, a spacious resort pool as well as backlit tennis and basketball courts. The child-friendly resort also boasts the only complimentary and fully supervised kids’ club in the region. With a wide range of facilities, extensive accommodation options and an impeccable reputation for quality and customer service, this is an ideal base for exploring the nearby wineries and other local attractions.

From £136 per room per night

Dining options include the San Martino Italian Restaurant and the Bluetongue Brewery Café. And to add to this, championship golf courses, The Hunter Gardens, hot air ballooning, chocolate factory, shopping village and over 140 wineries are all close by. For those in search of less action, there is always the option of relaxing with some fine local wines in the comfort of the property.

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50 Coastal New South Wales Accommodation

New South Wales

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island

Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-Listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay at the foot of the imperious mountain twins rising dramatically above. An inspired architectural design welcomes spectacular views of the ocean, reef and mountains into the Lodge. A feeling of relaxed sophistication flows throughout and attracts the discerning traveller, or guests seeking a civilised sub-tropical island escape. A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports visitors to a real ‘treasure island’, a paradise lost in time and perfectly preserved.

Inspired by the carefree spirit of the authentic Australian beach house and featuring lavish king beds, beach-chic furnishings and generous decks, this is barefoot luxury at its best. Fine dining in the Lodge Restaurant showcases a bounty of seafood and fresh, regional produce. Guests unwind in the petite Capella Spa with a menu of signature treatments. Luxurious surrounds, exceptional island inspired dining and unforgettable ‘first name’ service combine to create an outstanding lodging experience. Capella Lodge sets worldclass standards of exclusive luxury on Lord Howe.

Guests can take to mountain walks, relax on white sandy beaches and explore the riot of submarine colour in the world’s southern most coral reef. Capella’s nine contemporary island style suites are designed to complement Lord Howe’s pristine, natural environment.

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From £1,000 per room per night

The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa

Overlooking pretty Kiama Harbour, The Sebel Harbourside Kiama is a scenic 90 minute coastal drive south of Sydney. Ideally located for exploring local beaches, historic Kiama and attractions such as the impressive blowhole, the hotel offers 83 fully self-contained rooms and apartments, with a choice of ocean, garden or town views. Hotel facilities include The Blue Diamond Bar & Bistro for modern European cuisine, alfresco dining as well as casual drinks and snacks.

From £126 per room per night

Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay Inspiration by nature is the hallmark of The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa in the tropical north of New South Wales. Set within a stunning 44 acre subtropical rainforest, close to Tallow Beach, this multi-award-winning resort provides an idyllic escape in a relaxed ambiance.

Just over two hours’ drive from Sydney, Paperbark Camp is a luxury, tented accommodation close to Jervis Bay on the south coast. Nestled in a pristine setting amongst towering gum trees, the architecturally designed camp provides a relaxing retreat in beautiful bush land. Next to the deserted, white beaches and crystal clear waters of Jervis Bay, Paperbark Camp is a great spot for observing the resident possums and sugar gliders, whilst enjoying the finest local produce and seafood served in the chic, treetop dining room. This is camping with a difference.

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From £165 per room per night

At this beautiful property, guests can indulge with nurturing spa treatments, sample fresh local cuisine, wander on one of the multiple walks through the lavish rainforest or relax each day with yoga. The spacious well appointed one bedroom suites, the warm and friendly welcome, exceptional service and attention to detail make this a truly memorable experience. Visit this serene haven in exotic Byron Bay where the ocean laps the tropics.

From £224 per room per night


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Day 5: Glenisla – Naracoorte. Depart via the East-West Road, then join the Wimmera Highway and travel west, crossing the Victorian/South Australian border. On arrival, visit the Naracoorte Caves National Park. Day 6: Naracoorte – Adelaide. Join the South East Freeway to reach Adelaide.

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Daylesford Romance is never far away in historic Daylesford. Natural spas, bubbling natural springs, undulating green hills, top dining and relaxing accommodation make the short trip from Melbourne well worthwhile. Be prepared to be pampered in this treasured setting where bodily treats and culinary delights come together in the garden mist.

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The pretty Yarra Valley area is endowed with distant blue ranges, frollicking hills strung with vines, towering trees, verdant valleys and pristine rivers. Fine wines and refined dining are the stars of this scenic setting, including around Marysville and Warburton. Many arts and craft studios offer a great chance to meet the locals.

Day 4: Day at leisure. Explore the rugged beauty of the Grampians including the many waterfalls, lakes, tall forests and captivating alpine-like landscapes.

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Day 3: Port Fairy – Glenisla. Depart Port Fairy today and travel northwest on the Hamilton Road to the town of Hamilton. You may wish to make a stop here to visit the art gallery renowned as being one of Australia’s leading provincial galleries. Leaving Hamilton, join the Henty Highway and travel north through Cavendish to reach Glenisla and The Grampians.

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Located 90-minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island is known for its Penguin Parade, the Island’s top tourism experience. Tiny fairy penguins can be observed from seats on the beach as they emerge at dusk each day from the surf. Koalas, fur seals, pelicans, mutton-birds and other sea birds can also be viewed on the Island.

Day 2: Apollo Bay – Port Fairy. Enjoy a stroll through Otway National Park and then travel along the Great Ocean Road through the town of Port Campbell.

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From £602 per person Day 1: Melbourne – Apollo Bay. Collect your rental vehicle and drive to Apollo Bay. Travel the Surf Coast Highway to the coastal resort town of Torquay and then on to the iconic Great Ocean Road. Travel past the scenic coastal towns of Anglesea and Lorne to arrive at Apollo Bay.

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Marvellous Melbourne City Sights

Yarra Valley, Puffing Billy and Healesville

Discover the charms of Melbourne taking in highlights such as Captain Cook's Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix. Stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit the Royal Exhibition Buildings, Federation Square, the Shrine of Remembrance and the vibrant Southbank waterfront precinct. Admire fine examples of the city's architecture (including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Princess and Regent theatres) whilst taking advantage of the oppportunity for great city photo shots across Bolte Bridge.

Admire the beautiful landscape taking in the lush ferns and dense forests of the Dandenong Ranges, home to lyrebirds, crimson rosellas, cockatoos and kookaburras. Ride the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train for a memorable journey on Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway. Tour Yarra Valley’s hills and prosperous vineyards and after lunch, transfer to Healesville Sanctuary, one of Australia's most renowned wildlife and nature sanctuaries. Get up close to koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, cockatoos and parrots and witness the amazing Eagles Fly demonstration.

Price based on tour code: K1

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From £34 per person

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Phillip Island Penguins and Wildlife

Koalas and Kangaroos in the Wild

Visit Warrook, a working cattle farm in the Gippsland region. Enjoy the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies, farm animals and admire koalas in their natural habitat. On Phillip Island, stroll along boardwalks to glimpse Australia's largest population of fur seals. Visit Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre to learn about the penguins and life on the island. See the penguins up close as they return to their nests and families and take in the picturesque southern coastline.

See koalas and kangaroos in the wild and interact with them in their natural habitat on this full-day, fully-inclusive small group eco-tour from Melbourne city, led by an experienced wildlife guide. With a maximum group size of eight, walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas and learn about their history from your koala researcher; you can also remove a weed and make a difference to the koala habitat. Mix with wild mobs of kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. The tour is vehicle based and includes short walks and a substantial picnic lunch.

Price based on tour code: K10

Operated by AAT

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From £89 per person

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Walkabout

From £126 per person

Great Ocean Road Adventure

2 Day Great Ocean Road

Travel along the Great Ocean Road past towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. Marvel at the impressive limestone stacks which make up the Twelve Apostles as they rise from the Southern Ocean. Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery from different viewing platforms. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge. Don’t forget to bring your camera as we head off to a number of great photo locations including Razorback and Island Arch. This is truly one of the world's great scenic coastal drives. Price based on tour code: K4

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From £201 per person

Classic Great Ocean Road Tour Day 1: The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most renowned drives. The rugged cliffs and dazzling azure ocean waves have carved a masterpiece of rock formations that stretch along this famous coastal region. Nestled into the cliffs and sweeping beaches is a blend of beach resort towns. Here the ambiance ranges from trendy and sophisticated in places such as Lorne, to sleepy and peaceful in Apollo Bay. Arrive at your accommodation late morning and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Day 2: On day two of your of your adventure say G'day to your new day tour driver, taking in the natural beauty of this rugged coastline as it unfolds along the way. Observe this powerful ocean as you visit the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and the remains of London Bridge. Discover why this coastline has been named "The Shipwreck Coast".

Spend the day exploring the Great Ocean Road which is one of the most picturesque stretches of coastal scenery in the world. Marvel at the breathtaking coastline where every twist and turn leads onto uninterrupted beaches, dramatic coastlines and the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges. Visit the iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse and enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch. There are ample opportunities to see native wildlife in their natural habitat, including koalas and a variety of birds. Join this tour for a truly memorable day of contrasting seascapes.

Price based on tour code: K402

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53 Melbourne Accommodation

Lyall Hotel and Spa

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Situated in the heart of Australia’s fashionable and cosmopolitan district of South Yarra, The Lyall is close to Melbourne's top designer boutiques and world-class restaurants. Small, privately owned and operated by Melbourne couple Peter and Rowina Thomas, it offers grand hotel services and facilities on a more intimate scale.

Beautifully appointed and designed, the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto blends contemporary and heritage elements to create a stunning, 253 room luxury hotel in the heart of the city. Vibrant Southbank, the Yarra River, the ever changing Docklands, leading tourist attractions, exclusive shops and boutiques and some of the best restaurants this cosmopolitan city has to offer, are all close by.

The Lyall’s warm ambiance attracts guests who appreciate personal service and attention to their individual needs. Each suite has a separate living room, kitchen, luxurious bathroom and outdoor terrace. The gourmet personal bar, 24-hour room service, pillow menu and complimentary wireless internet access are part of The Lyall's standard services. Other features include the restaurant, champagne bar and mini art galleries on each level. The Lyall Spa offers an exotic menu of spa rituals and beauty treatments with a state of the art gymnasium.

The hotel's understated elegance is enhanced by its classic 19th century façade. Rooms blend up to date technology with luxurious fittings and furnishings. Diners will enjoy the contemporary Market Lane Bar, Bluestone Wine Lounge and modern Australian dining at Alluvial Restaurant. And those wishing to relax or keep fit will appreciate the hotel’s 24-hour fitness centre and indoor pool with spa.

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The Langham Melbourne

Park Hyatt Melbourne

It is difficult to beat the location, design and attention to detail of Park Hyatt Melbourne. The hotel is a private haven in the heart of cosmopolitan Melbourne. Offering large guest rooms with luxurious king beds, walk-in wardrobes and Italian marble bathrooms with deep soaking tub, the hotel is an ideal base for visiting nearby attractions. The radii restaurant & bar serves fresh and exciting modern European cuisine, while the Park Club Health & Day Spa offers blissful treatment rooms, pool, spa and fitness studio. Map Page 51 Reference 4

From £257 per room per night

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Located on exclusive Southbank set on the Yarra River, The Langham is surrounded by a selection of alfresco cafés, restaurants, bars and boutiques. Federation Square, the Botanical Gardens, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Centre are all on the doorstep. The elegantly appointed rooms all feature Langham blissful beds, marble bathrooms with separate shower unit and bath tub and offer picturesque views over either the Southgate area or the river and the city skyline. Club rooms offer exclusive access to The Langham Club lounge (located on level 24) which serves breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapés and apéritifs. Chuan Spa boasts eight treatments rooms, a pool, saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzi, gym, movement studio and a magnificent sun terrace overlooking the Yarra River and city.

Luxurious Grand Hyatt Melbourne is located on Collins Street, in the heart of Melbourne’s shopping, dining and theatre district and within close walking distance of the main tourism attractions. Designed in a contemporary style, the rooms feature hushed tones complemented by bespoke furniture, creating a picture-perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying uninterrupted views of the city. This elegant hotel features a spectacular lobby, the exclusive Grand Club lounge, Collins Kitchen restaurant, ru-co bar, City Club, a state of the art gym and a retail luxury precinct.

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54 Melbourne Accommodation

Victoria

Quay West Suites Melbourne

Hotel Lindrum

Hotel Lindrum is a delightful, boutique hotel in the centre of the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne. Combining modern design with contemporary facilities and personalised service, the hotel is close to top fashion shops, dining, cultural attractions and sporting venues. With a choice of stylish rooms and impressive suites, guests can enjoy breakfast in the warm ambiance of felt restaurant or unwind next to the open fireplace in the Back Bar. Snooker enthusiasts will marvel at the chance to play on an original billiard table from the Lindrum Billiard Centre, the hotel’s namesake. Map Page 51 Reference 7

From £181 per room per night

Grand Hotel Melbourne From its prime location on the lively Southbank promenade, this apartment style hotel is a few minutes from Melbourne’s city centre. All tastefully designed apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining areas, en–suite bathroom and a furnished balcony with stunning views of Melbourne. Looking out over the city, Jarrah Restaurant & Bar provides a superb setting for enjoying the contemporary cuisine on offer. Adjacent to the restaurant is an outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy alfresco dining. The hotel facilities also include a gym, spa, sauna and attractive indoor pool.

Grand Hotel Melbourne is an historic Melbourne icon. Located on Spencer Street between Flinders and Collins Streets, the property features palatial apartments which are all fully self-contained with modern kitchen facilities and luxurious furnishings. The king-sized grand beds are ideal for a decadent slumber. Other features include a large, indoor heated pool and spa, fully-equipped gym, sauna and the elegant RAB Bar and Restaurant.

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From £196 per room per night

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From £162 per room per night

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Oaks on Market

Situated on the banks of the meandering Yarra River, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is conveniently located a short walk from Crown Casino, Southbank dining, Melbourne Aquarium and city shopping. The hotel is well placed for access to premier sporting venues including Etihad Stadium, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Picturesque river views can be enjoyed from the hotel whose facilities include an outdoor pool, gym, wireless internet and a restaurant and bar.

Oaks on Market is ideally situated in the heart of Melbourne, offering easy access to key tourist attractions, boutiques, cafés and eateries. Recently refurbished, the hotel consists of 280 luxuriously appointed studio rooms and one and two bedroom fully selfcontained apartments. Some rooms have views over the majestic Yarra River. Guests can work out in the indoor heated lap pool or fully-equipped gym or simply relax in the spa and sauna. The hotel’s restaurant, which is open to both guests and the general public, prides itself on the quality and variety of the menu.

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From £161 per room per night

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From £158 per room per night

Clarion Suites Gateway

Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne

Located on the banks of the Yarra River opposite the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex in Melbourne, Clarion Suites Gateway is a short stroll to the vibrant Southgate dining, café and night life precinct. It offers easy access to the city centre for shopping, sporting facilities and other local attractions. Standard rooms are equipped with mini kitchen and one or two bedroom suites are fitted with full kitchens and laundry facilities. The free Circle Tram to the city departs from outside the front door.

Blending the zest of the Vibe brand with the beautiful façade and internal grandeur of an art deco heritage building, Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is situated opposite Spencer Street station. The hotel is located a couple of blocks from the hub of Collins Street with its many boutiques. Melbourne’s city centre is made up of precincts, each with its own identity. Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is a great base from which to explore them all using the tram which passes in front of the hotel.

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55 Melbourne Accommodation

Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

Located in seaside St Kilda, Novotel Melbourne St Kilda is 3.7 miles from the centre of Melbourne. With a prime position on the lively Esplanade, the hotel is a short drive from the airport either by external shuttle bus, taxi or self drive. Guests love the terrace dining and bar, ample carpark and sweeping ocean views. Fitted with modern features and natural lighting, all 211 stylish rooms have been designed to maximize comfort. Some of Melbourne’s best known sights are easily accessible from the hotel which is close to a number of cafés, restaurants and boutiques.

Centrally located near Southern Cross Station, Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is close to many of the city's main attractions including the Melbourne Aquarium, Etihad Stadium and the Docklands precinct, all of which are within walking distance. Recognised for its friendly staff and helpful service, Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is an excellent base for discovering Melbourne. Guests appreciate the comfortable rooms and suites with extra living space, as well as the range of facilities on offer, including the outdoor heated pool, gym, relaxing bar and restaurant.

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Mantra on the Park

Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne

Combining luxurious space and affordable comfort in central Melbourne, Mantra on the Park is the ideal choice for your Melbourne getaway. The property consists of 144 recently renovated self-contained, one and two bedroom apartments as well as two penthouses, all with private balconies providing spectacular city skyline or scenic garden views. The large rooms all feature full kitchen and laundry facilities, lounge and dining areas. Overlooking Carlton Gardens and the Melbourne Exhibition Building, Mantra on the Park is close to this cosmopolitan city's key attractions.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne is situated in the heart of the city’s vibrant theatre district and within close proximity of Melbourne’s key attractions. Theatres, cinema, historic Chinatown, good food and great shopping are all close by. The hotel is also within walking distance of major sporting venues. Guests can enjoy quality dining at Footlights Restaurant and Encore Café & Bar, or exercise in the fabulous, heated rooftop pool.

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Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Crossley Hotel Melbourne

One of Australia’s charming, grand hotels, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne is centrally located in the heart of the city. Built in 1912 as the Commercial Travellers Club, this Heritage-Listed hotel has been meticulously restored to retain the feel and style of the classical 1900's era, whilst still providing guests with superior 21st century facilities. The hotel features 340 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites in a grand residence which ensures comfort and convenience.

Crossley Hotel Melbourne enjoys an ideal location at the top end of town. Surrounded by theatres, restaurants, wine bars and quaint laneways, the hotel is only a short walk from all of Melbourne’s major attractions.

This award-winning hotel is ideally located as it is within walking distance of world-class shopping, theatres, major sporting venues, premier entertainment, fine dining, Crown Casino and Federation Square. Furthermore, it is directly opposite the historic Flinders Street Railway Station allowing for easy transportation. Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne is a welcoming base whatever your length of stay.

Other services include valet parking, a free book swapping service and a business centre. Guests can also choose to relax at the trendy, mezzanine wine bar and restaurant.

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Guest rooms all offer free in-house movies, free internet access, tea and coffee making facilities, hair–dryer, ironing facilities, mini-bar and complimentary magazines.

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Victoria

Travelodge Docklands

Travelodge Southbank

Located on Aurora Lane in the attractive new Docklands waterfront precinct in the heart of Melbourne, Travelodge Docklands is a comfortable hotel from which to explore all of Melbourne’s exciting attractions including the MCG, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium and Rod Laver Arena. The hotel also provides excellent public transport options as Southern Cross Station is located adjacent to Docklands.

Travelodge Southbank Melbourne is ideally positioned for experiencing all that this vibrant city has to offer. This comfortable and convenient hotel is within easy walking distance to great restaurants and cafés where charge-back facilities are available with some restaurants in Southbank. Also close to hand is an array of attractions including quality shopping, renowned art galleries, the Crown Casino, the MCG, Melbourne Aquarium, Rod Laver Arena, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

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Mercure Welcome Melbourne

PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport

Favoured by its central location in the very heart of Melbourne, the Mercure Welcome Melbourne is surrounded by the city’s popular shopping precincts, theatres, galleries, bars and restaurants. With its own great dining and bar facilities, guests can dine in-house at the chic and cozy Cocoon Bar or The Louden Kitchen & Grill. All rooms have cable TV, pay movie channels and broadband or wireless internet. Concierge services, luggage storage and valet or self parking options are also available.

PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport provides an unrivalled connection to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. Rest before a flight or refresh yourself in the comfort of the hotel before heading home. Conveniently located adjacent to the airport, the property features 276 spacious and attractive rooms. Restaurants at the PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport offer dining choices that range from fresh seafood to international favourites. PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport has been named Best Airport Hotel Australia/Pacific at the 2012 World Airport Awards.

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From £102 per room per night

The Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley

From £155 per room per night

Lake House

Positioned at the gateway to the Yarra Valley wine region, The Sebel Heritage blends a touch of luxury with the ambiance of an authentic country club. Embodying the essence of relaxation, the hotel offers excellent leisure facilities, including two championship 18-hole golf courses, a retreat and day spa for total wellbeing, an indoor heated pool, gym and two floodlit tennis courts. The hotel features spacious and superbly appointed guest rooms with balconies, a stunning restaurant showcasing local ingredients, two bars and a café. From £156 per room per night

Wyndham Resort Torquay One of the best destinations in Victoria for tailor-made food and wine, Lake House boasts one of Australia’s most awarded restaurants and cellars. Guests can dine in the plush restaurant overlooking the lake or the waterfront terraces. Lake House has received numerous awards, including Australia's ‘Regional Property of the Year’ in the Luxury Travel Gold List.

Ideally positioned opposite Zeally Bay Beach at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Wyndham Resort Torquay is a very romantic escape on Victoria’s Surf Coast. The resort features stylish guest rooms and spacious apartments, most of which enjoy private balconies overlooking the swimming pool, gardens or the beach. The impressive facilities include an outdoor resort style swimming pool and spa pool, an indoor heated lap pool, barbeque area, a fully-equipped gym, tennis court, Latitude-38 Restaurant & Bar, Sand Bar, day spa and superb function venues. From £126 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com

Access to the manicured gardens, retreat facilities and the lake shore with its many walking tracks are part of the treasures on offer at the property. An oasis of tranquility, The Salus Day Spa offers an indulgent way to discover different types of hydrotherapy. The two tree-house cabins overlooking Lake Daylesford include hot mineral water tubs, perfect for a pre–pamper soak. The 80 staff on site ensure guests' needs are met with discreet, attentive service. For lovers of good living, Lake House is truly heaven.

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Queensland

57 Welcome to Queensland

Queensland offers a diverse range of experiences in different settings.

Tourmaline seas, sun-drenched beaches, lavish rainforests, picturesque inland hills and outback are just part of the Queensland story. One of the world’s great treasures, the Great Barrier Reef can be accessed from various towns along the coast. The active traveller will find it difficult to choose between scuba diving, snorkelling, hiking, surfing, white-water rafting not to mention cultural and theme park experiences.

Getting Around Queensland Queensland benefits from the best network of regional airports in Australia. Mixing transport modes is an ideal way to see the State. Trains, planes, coaches, self-drive, tours and cruises can easily be combined to experience the best that the State has to offer. A 4WD is advisable for access to remote rainforest and outback locations.

Cairns and The Great Barrier Reef Fun-filled Cairns is the gateway to the World Heritage-Listed Great Barrier Reef. Stretching for 1,428 miles off the coast, this is the largest coral reef system in the world. Be prepared for adventures galore in this vibrant town which is home to rich rainforests, exotic wildlife and the splendors of the Tropical North.

Islands of The Great Barrier Reef Renowned for its biodiversity, the reef’s many inhabitants include giant fish, turtles and dugongs. Cruising through and diving or snorkeling around the beautiful island resorts threaded through the azure waters is the best way to meet these magnificent creatures. Relaxation in an exquisite setting and being in harmony with nature are assured.

Brisbane and Southern Queensland Sandwiched between the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, Brisbane is the epitomy of a relaxed lifestyle. Gateway to theme parks, surfing paradises and inland forests, Brisbane embraces the arts and festivals. The majestic Brisbane River, traditional Queenslander architecture, golden beaches, fun and casual dining are just some of the highlights.

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Getting Around by Rail

Discover Hervey Bay and Fraser Island Depart from Brisbane (daily except Saturday) aboard the Tilt Train for Hervey Bay (journey time approximately 4 hours). Business Class is recommended with private transfer from Maryborough West to Hervey Bay required. Hervey Bay is renowned for its whale watching July-September as humpback whales visit during their annual migration. Extend your stay here or enjoy a catamaran crossing in the afternoon to World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island. We recommend a three night stay at the award-winning ecotourism Kingfisher Bay Resort, the ideal base for exploring the world’s largest sand island. Cruise back to the mainland to continue your rail journey north or back to Brisbane.

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etting around Queensland is made easy by Queensland Rail. With so much to see and do in the Sunshine State, the challenge is how to include everything in one itinerary. The vast Queensland Rail network reaches across many of the State’s best known sights, creating memorable journeys along the way. So when thinking of Queensland, experience Queensland the way it was meant to be, by rail. You will arrive refreshed and relaxed at each destination point.

Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Travel north along the east coast from Brisbane right through to Cairns on The Sunlander train and watch the Queensland coastline unfold. This journey includes an overnight portion so you will relish the comfort of a private sleeper cabin and exclusive use of the dining and lounge car that Queenslander Class on The Sunlander affords. Depart from Brisbane (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday) and arrive in Cairns the following day refreshed and ready to explore the tropical north where the rainforest meets the reef. Visit the very outer edge of the Great Barrier to explore this marine wonderland.

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Airlie Beach and The Whitsunday Islands are some of the treasured highlights of a Queensland vacation. Base yourself on the mainland at the ideally positioned Coral Sea Resort, or stay at one of the island resorts and enjoy the pristine environment, activities and relaxation of island life. You might even choose to charter a yacht and skipper yourself, or take a cruise and let someone else do the sailing for you. When the time comes to leave, you will be well placed for taking the coach from Airlie Beach to Proserpine to further explore the Queensland coast. For those travelling south (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) to Brisbane, take The Sunlander Queensland class and enjoy the chance to relax in the comfort of your private sleeper cabin with exclusive use of the dining and lounge car. For those travelling north to Cairns, take the Tilt Train in a Business seat for the 10 hour journey to the tropics. On arrival in Cairns you can transfer to your preferred tropical island destination or transfer by boat to nearby Green Island (day trip or overnight stay including outer reef trip) or transfer by air to luxurious Lizard Island Resort.


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Cairns & The Great Barrier Reef

Rich rainforest meets the unrivalled reef in exotic Cairns, rendering it a

great location for visiting both of the World Heritage-Listed sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. The region is Australia’s premier tropical destination, combining lavish scenery with a wide range of activities. Visitors cherish the alfresco dining and shopping in Cairns before cruising off to explore and dive some of the many islands bordering the world’s largest coral reel.

Cairns Tropical Cairns provides an ideal base for visiting the Great Barrier Reef and nearby rainforests. With an enviable casual lifestyle, there is a choice of establishments to suit café afficionados, bar hoppers and night owls. Relaxing, touring, shopping, adventuring and discovering the surrounds are all possible from this exotic town.

Palm Cove Accessible from Cairns and Port Douglas, Palm Cove offers a great range of accommodation options and tours. The exotic setting and flourishing spa centres ensure relaxation and exploration go hand in hand. Palm-fringed beaches share their habitat with the local wildlife, including colourful lizards and lorikeets.

5 Day Cairns and Port Douglas Itinerary From £549 per person Day 1: Upon arrival in Cairns, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for two nights. Day 2: Today you will travel the Kuranda Scenic Railway before visiting Rainforestation Nature Park and the Koala and Wildlife Park. Enjoy a Dreamtime Walk prior to your return to Cairns via the iconic Skyrail. Day 3: Cairns – Port Douglas. Experience a full-day Outer Barrier Reef Cruise with Quicksilver and travel to the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. Dazzling with colour and life, Agincourt Reef offers excellent places for swimming and snorkeling or alternatively you can choose to stay dry on the well equipped pontoon with underwater observatory and glass-bottom boat. Cruise back to Port Douglas where your luggage will be waiting for you at your Port Douglas accommodation.

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Day 4: Port Douglas. Day at leisure. Day 5: Port Douglas – Cairns. Transfer to Cairns for your onward flight.

Port Douglas Home to the reef and the rainforest, chic Port Douglas is popular with celebrities for its seclusion and relaxed lifestyle. With an enviable climate, Port Douglas is known for its restaurants, exclusive shops, luxury resorts and historic Queenslander buildings. Port Douglas style equates with sailing, sunning, shopping or simply just chilling out.

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The oldest living rainforest in the world, the Daintree is situated north of Cairns and Port Douglas. Emerald forests harbour an exotic and important array of endemic species, including the elusive cassowary. Key highlights include guided tours and walks to areas such as Cape Tribulation which is known for its biodiversity and Aboriginal history.

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60 Cairns & The Great Barrier Reef Touring

Queensland

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Silversonic Dive & Snorkel Adventure

Travel on this experience of a lifetime where Quicksilver’s friendly crew takes you to the renowned Agincourt Reef on the very edge of the famed Great Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as ribbons run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility and in addition encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life.

Get set for an exhilarating day of fun and adventure out of Port Douglas aboard the ultramodern dive and snorkel catamaran, Silversonic. Designed for small groups, the tour enables snorkelers to spend five hours exploring three spectacular outer reef sites at the renowned Agincourt Reef. Each of these sites has been chosen for its visual and ecological diversity. A snorkel brief at each site and a guided snorkel tour ensure that visitors make the most of this exquisite reef world.

Cruising aboard a high speed, wave-piercer catamaran in air-conditioned comfort, both snorkellers and non-swimmers can enjoy the spacious activity platform with semi-subs an underwater observatory and onboard marine biologists. Exciting optional activities such as diving and helicopter tours complement this reef world experience. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included. This is one of Australia’s most awarded reef cruises and has Advanced Ecotourism Certification.

In between water activities, swimmers can relax on the expansive sun decks overlooking the Coral Sea or in the vessel’s comfortable lounges. Silversonic features state of the art ride control, change rooms, air-conditioned lounges, licensed bar and hot, freshwater showers. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included. As an option, we offer up to three certified dives, as a well as introductory diving.

Price based on full-day cruise including lunch

Operated by Quicksilver

Connections

From £177 per person

Price based on full-day snorkeling cruise including lunch

Operated by Quicksilver

Connections

From £167 per person

GBR Helicopters

Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

This quintessential Australian experience flies you on a journey of discovery which combines the best of north Queensland’s reef, rainforest and outback. Enjoy an exhilarating flight over the renowned Great Barrier Reef, soar over ancient rainforests, past cascading waterfalls before landing beside a natural waterhole. Relax with a gourmet picnic lunch or enjoy a romantic day out on your own private, secluded sandy cay. Admire the vivid contrasts of the vast outback with a flight out to Mt Mulligan; a truly memorable aerial spectacle. Operated by GBR

Helicopters

From £279 per person

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises Set sail in luxury from Port Douglas aboard Quicksilver’s 98 foot sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef coral island, Low Isles. This is an ideal day excursion for both families and couples seeking island relaxation. From the moment Wavedancer moors in the picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities are on offer in this tropical island paradise. Enjoy snorkelling and exploring the island with a marine biologist, view coral gardens in a glass bottom boat or just relax on the beach under thatched umbrellas or on the decks of Wavedancer. Take in the sun and savour a delicious tropical buffet lunch.

Green Island is a tropical paradise on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Big Cat offers halfday and full-day cruises departing daily from Cairns at 9am, 11am and 1pm. Cruise to Green Island in comfort aboard a modern air-conditioned catamaran. Activities include snorkelling, glass-bottom boat and semi-submarine coral viewing tours, relaxing on the white sandy beach, exploring the walking tracks that lead through the National Park. A range of optional extras (including helmet diving and scuba diving as well as scenic flights) are available.

Price based on full-day cruise including lunch

Operated by Quicksilver www.worldmarkettravel.com

Connections

From £140 per person

Price based on tour code: FDBC

Operated by Big

Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

From £70 per person


Queensland

61 Cairns & The Great Barrier Reef Touring

3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Diving

5 Day PADI Learn To Dive Course

One of the best ways to appreciate the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef is to stay out there for a few days. Pro Dive Cairns is a premier PADI dive school and a leading Outer Reef live-aboard dive trip operator.

For those thinking about taking the plunge and learning to scuba dive, this five day PADI Open Water Dive Course is a very popular option for visitors to Cairns. The dive course consists of two days of theory and pool training followed by a three day, two night liveaboard dive trip, which includes the opportunity to experience up to nine dives. These dives, especially the night dive, will be the highlight of the course.

For certified divers and snorkellers, the three day/two night live-aboard dive trip offers the opportunity to participate in up to 11 dives (nine day and two night with a maximum of two dives per dive site) as well as snorkelling on a variety of the 16 exclusive outer reef dive sites. You will be diving off one of three premium multi-million dollar dive boats in air-conditioned comfort with a maximum of only 32 passengers onboard, staying in either double or twin share accommodation.

The tour price includes a PADI Gold Open Water Certification, PADI Open Water manual, dive log book, two passport photos (needed for certification), accommodation transfers, dive insurance and all dive equipment including wetsuit, dive computer and torches. Accommodation onboard the vessel is twin share and includes all meals and bed linen while onboard.

This very special dive trip will be a highlight of your time in Cairns, making it a treasured memory of your holiday experience. Price based on 3 day 2 night cruise snorkeling

Operated by Quicksilver

Connections

From £415 per person

Price based on 2 days pool and classroom and 2 night live-aboard

Operated by Quicksilver

Connections

From £572 per person

Cod Hole & Coral Sea Dive Expeditions

Tusa 6 Dive & Snorkel Day Trip Adventure

Join Spirit of Freedom to dive some of the world’s most famous, remote and spectacular sites on the Great Barrier Reef. The multi-day expeditions offer amazing diversity ranging from the picturesque coral gardens of the Ribbon Reefs, to the enormous Potato Cod at The Cod Hole, to the incredible shark dive and 3,280 feet walls of the Coral Sea reefs. Equipped with all modern comforts, the Spirit of Freedom provides spacious cabins, gourmet meals, as well as the latest in navigation and scuba technology. This is a great way to make your diving dream come true.

Snorkel and dive the pristine outer coral gardens on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, travelling on the custom-built catamaran, TUSA 6. With a selection of 16 amazing reef sites, cruise in comfort to the day’s two reef locations. With limited guest numbers, Tusa Dive’s friendly professional crew ensures that this will be a special reef experience. A water level platform allows divers and snorkellers to glide right from the back of the boat to the reef. The day's activities include guided snorkelling, certified diving, firsttime introductory diving and marine talks.

Price based on 3 day 3 night Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs quad share

Price based on full-day cruise including lunch and 2 dives

Operated by Spirit

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From £1,030 per person

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Dive

From £158 per person

Barron River White Water Rafting

Cairns Harbour Cruises

Located only 20-minutes north of Cairns, the Barron River winds its way through spectacular rainforest where a great afternoon of fun awaits visitors keen to experience the thrill of white water rafting. The highly trained river guide will lead you on an ecoadventure through the Barron Gorge tackling grade two and three rapids, including Cheese Churn, Hells Gate and the infamous Rooster Tail. Learn about the surrounding flora and fauna, cool off with a refreshing dip in Lake Placid then enjoy a drink before being transferred back to your accommodation.

Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary which is rarely seen and only accessible by boat. MV Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable, air-conditioned vessel taking visitors along Trinity Inlet on this scenic nature cruise. With waterways winding through a 72 square miles maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from our crew. This is the saltwater crocodile's natural habitat, with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks, particularly in the cooler months.

Price based on half-day tour code: CBL

Operated by Raging

Thunder Adventures

From £76 per person

Operated by Cairns

Harbour Cruises

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62 Cairns & Beyond Touring

Queensland

Kuranda Classic Tour with Train, Skyrail & Rainforestation

30 Minute Balloon Flight

Winding through tunnels and over bridges, Kuranda Scenic Railway enables visitors to explore the picturesque rainforest village and the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park. Other activities include the Army Duck Rainforest Tour on both land and water, the fascinating performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers, learning the didgeridoo and throwing a boomerang. After the barbeque lunch, visitors can discover native Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park before returning to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, gliding over the rainforest canopy.

Your day begins with an early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cairns before travelling to Mareeba via the Kuranda Range. At the launch site, watch the fascinating display of balloons being inflated before the first flights lift off as the sun rises. Glide over the scenic panorama of the Atherton Tablelands where you are likely to spot native Australian wildlife, especially kangaroos and wallabies. When the flights are over, join in the fun of packing up the giant balloons before being either returned to your accommodation late morning or joining another tour.

Operated by Tropic

Operated by Raging

Price based on tour code: CKB

Wings Coach tours

From £154 per person

Price based on a standard flight

Thunder Adventures

From £139 per person

Cairns Night Zoo

Wildlife in the Rainforest

This is a true Australian experience, commencing with an Aussie barbeque which includes a variety of salads, delicious desserts, tea/coffee, soft drinks as well as complimentary Australian beer or wine upon arrival. After dinner, enjoy a guided spotlight tour to discover what Australian native animals get up to after dark. Koalas, kangaroos, wombats, possums, owls and saltwater crocodiles are all on show. Join ’Swaggie’ at the campfire for billy tea and damper with the friendly kangaroos before completing your special evening with traditional Aussie music and a bush dance.

This product combination gives visitors to Kuranda the chance to immerse themselves in a world of iconic Australian wildlife, such as magnificent native birds. At Birdworld Kuranda, observe brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and many more. Next door, visit Kuranda Koala Gardens, a delightful award-winning attraction where options include holding a cuddly koala for photos, patting and feeding kangaroos and viewing wombats, freshwater crocodiles and reptiles in the beautiful rainforest setting.

Price based on evening tour including dinner and transfers

Operated by Cairns

Night Zoo

From £92 per person

Price based on entry only

Operated by Kuranda

Koala Gardens

From £12 per person

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

12 Day Cape York and Cooktown in Depth

Winner of Tourism North Queensland Tourism Awards 2009-2011 for Major Tourist Attraction, Hartley’s is a great eco-adventure. Daily activities from 8.30am to 5pm include crocodile spotting cruises, crocodile shows and wildlife presentations with cassowaries, koalas, quolls, reptiles and more. See kangaroos and wallabies in the Gondwana Gateway and dine on delicious meals at Lilies restaurant. Situated 40-minutes north of Cairns and 25-minutes south of Port Douglas, on Captain Cook Highway, access is possible by self drive or half-day tour from Cairns with Downunder Tours. Operated by Hartley's

Crocodile Adventures

From £41 per person

Cape Tribulation Go Jungle Surfing Day Tour This superb small group 4WD adventure will take you from the vibrant tropical city of Cairns to the remote wilderness of Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands. Travel to the Daintree National Park to cruise the Daintree River and onwards to take in the exceptional beauty of Cape Tribulation. Journey the remote and rugged Bloomfield Track to Cooktown and Lakefield National Park. Experience an enriching Aboriginal cultural tour with Guurrbi Tours and visit the old gold mining town of Coen and Weipa, located on the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Other key attractions include the Jardine River National Park, the traditional lands of the Injinoo Aboriginal people and the Old Telegraph Track. The tip of Cape York Peninsula, the mainland's most northerly point is the next stop before cruising across Endeavour Strait to visit isolated Thursday Island before returning to Cairns.

Enjoy a scenic coastal drive to Port Douglas to visit the award-winning Wildlife Habitat, an outstanding environmental experience, where you will see cassowaries, koalas, kangaroos and plenty of birdlife. Enter Daintree National Park and stop at Alexandra Lookout for magnificent views of the Daintree River and Coral Sea. Arrive in Cape Tribulation and enjoy lunch before joining the Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour where you can fly through the trees on zip-lines, with a bird’s eye view into the rainforest canopy and out to the reef before returning to Port Douglas or Cairns. Price based on tour code: JGS

Operated by APT

Outback Wilderness Adventures

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From £6,463 per person

Operated by Jungle

Tours

From £139 per person


Queensland

63 Great Barrier Reef Cruising

Discover the Great Barrier Reef with Coral Princess Cruises

Join award-winning Coral Princess Cruises to discover Australia’s most famous natural wonder, the World Heritage-Listed Great Barrier Reef. With 29 years' experience and a reputation for cruising excellence, the company offers three, four and seven night itineraries from Cairns. Introduce yourself to the best attractions of the reef, rainforests and tropical islands, in total comfort and unrivaled style. This is the ultimate Australian vacation experience. For many, a visit to the reef is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so making the most of the time spent there is important. With Coral Princess Cruises, you will be travelling in an intimate group of no more than 50 guests and exploring well beyond the reach of the busy day tour groups. Awaken each morning with the highlights of the reef and tropical islands right outside your window. Relax and enjoy the finest local dining with the freshest seafood and tropical fruits, while the all Australian staff introduces you to more of the reef, rainforest and islands than you ever thought possible. A memorable component of any Coral Princess cruise is the chance to snorkel and scuba dive over colourful coral gardens at exclusive reef moorings. Access is made easy from Operated by Coral

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the snorkel platform at the stern of the ship. Less experienced swimmers will enjoy the opportunity to join guided snorkelling tours. The staff are always on hand to provide assistance and information about the fascinating reef life and habitats. Aboard the glass bottom boat, delight in the treasures of the underwater world as the Marine Biologist explains the many wonders clearly on display underneath the boat. But the beauty of a Coral Princess cruise is that you can be as adventurous – or as relaxed – as you please. Explore remote coral cays, idyllic tropical islands such as Lizard, Dunk and Pelorus and wander through spectacular rainforests well beyond the reach of most visitors. Or, simply relax on the sun deck or on the open bridge or spa as you cruise serenely through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery Australia has to offer; the choice is yours. Well-appointed accommodation, all meals and most activities are included in the price. Three, four and seven night cruises depart and return to Cairns each week, all year round.

Price based on 4 day 3 night Cairns-Pelorus Island-Cairns cruise

From £1,078 per person www.worldmarkettravel.com


64 Cairns Accommodation

Queensland

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

From its prized marina waterfront location in Cairns, the hotel is well placed as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Rooms feature contemporary interiors and panoramic views of the marina, the hotel’s lush landscaped tropical garden. The hotel’s boardwalk offers an extensive choice of innovative restaurants and bars where guests can observe yachts sailing into the world-class marina. Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns is only a short stroll from the City Centre, Esplanade Lagoon, Reef Fleet Terminal and is an integral part of the Pier Shopping Complex. Inhouse guests enjoy complimentary internet access.

Located in the heart of Cairns, the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino overlooks Trinity Bay and the departure point for the Great Barrier Reef. The hotel features 128 rooms and suites, all with spa baths and private garden balconies. Enjoy innovative and award-winning contemporary fusion cuisine in the exquisite setting of Tamarind, or in any of the other three restaurants and bars. Additional facilities include a gymnasium, spa and rooftop swimming pool. Other attractions include the Cairns Wildlife Dome, ‘Xtreme Illusion’ cabaret show, bar promotions and live entertainment.

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From £198 per room per night

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From £210 per room per night

Pullman Cairns International

Cairns Harbour Lights

Located close to Cairns' top dining and shopping area, the hotel is situated one block from the Reef Fleet Terminal. This heritage style property boasts 321 spacious rooms with private balconies and Italian marble bathrooms. The Mii Spa is located on level two and provides an extensive array of treatments, some of which are based on Australian Indigenous healing philosophies. Cocktail hour is a must at Daintrees Pooldeck, home to two pools and a jacuzzi.

Ideally positioned right in the heart of Cairns, this stylish, waterfront hotel offers stunning views of Cairns Harbour. Providing the facilities and services of a contemporary apartment hotel, the apartments overlook the harbour, Marlin Parade or the parklands. They include separate living areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, a fullyequipped kitchen, laundry and private furnished balconies. There is an excellent array of facilities including a well-equipped gym, outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, spa, sauna and barbeque area.

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From £133 per room per night

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From £156 per room per night

Pacific International Hotel

Mantra Esplanade Cairns

Pacific International Hotel is conveniently located in Cairns on the picturesque Esplanade, overlooking Trinity Harbour. Opposite the departure terminal for the Great Barrier Reef, the hotel is only a short walk to the resort style Esplanade Lagoon, waterfront boardwalks, tropical parklands, casino and shopping precinct. Well-appointed rooms have balconies with most offering panoramic views. Facilities include a swimming pool, the Sugarcane Rhumbar and the Bushfire Flame Grill featuring Brazilian inspired and Australian style barbeque.

With its central position in the heart of Cairns, Mantra Esplanade enjoys a lively local street scene. Well situated with direct access to departure points for the Great Barrier Reef, the resort is opposite the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, with its many cafés, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, Reef Casino and night markets close to hand. Mantra Esplanade features premium, self-contained accommodation with comfortable hotel rooms and spacious one and two bedroom suites with panoramic views. On-site leisure facilities include a swimming pool, spa, sauna and exercise room.

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From £129 per room per night

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From £124 per room per night

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Holiday Inn Cairns

Located in the centre of Cairns, the award-winning Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is set on 50 acres of landscaped, tropical gardens that surround a superb lagoon pool, complete with beach and swim-up bar. Characterised by stylish and contemporary decor, the resort embraces muted natural tones and materials throughout. All 314 rooms offer style, functionality and comfort, with a balcony or terrace either overlooking the pool, mountains or gardens. The resort is within walking distance of the Cairns Esplanade, the Reef Casino and city attractions.

From its prime site on the Cairns Esplanade, Holiday Inn Cairns is within walking distance of Cairn’s main tourism attractions and the Reef Terminal. As a result of the hotel’s multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2010, the hotel vaunts modern guest facilities, including in-room ergonomic workstations, restaurant and bar, fitness centre and wireless internet access. The 237 attractive rooms, some of which have private balconies, open out onto a rainforest atrium and feature expansive views across either the Coral Sea, rainforest clad mountains or the city of Cairns.

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From £102 per room per night

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From £109 per room per night


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65 Cairns & Northern Beaches Accommodation

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club

The hotel is ideally located for exploring two World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Situated on the Esplanade, the property is a short stroll from the centre of Cairns. There are 240 comfortable rooms which enjoy mountain or ocean views and 18 self-contained apartments. Facilities include CHB Restaurant and Bar, health and fitness club with free access, two tennis courts, three swimming pools, swim-up bar, convenience store, tour desk, internet kiosk, 24-hour reception, complimentary scheduled city shuttle and car parking.

Nestled amongst 4 hectares of tropical gardens, the hotel's 345 rooms in four categories cater for diverse budgets and needs. Standard and studio rooms are fresh and contemporary whilst Superior rooms have a private balcony or courtyard for relaxing. The resort prides itself on its high quality of food and excellent service. Overlooking the main lagoon pool, Homestead Restaurant offers a casual approach to dining whilst the Poolside Café is ideal for snacks and cocktails. Airport transfers and city shuttle service are available for guests at additional cost.

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From £108 per room per night

From £89 per room per night

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

Nestled amongst abundant, tropical gardens in the heart of Cairns, this family owned boutique property is the ideal location for any vacationer. Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments is a great base for discovering the region’s natural wonders of reef and rainforest. All rooms and apartments feature cool, tiled floors, natural colours, modern fabrics and local rattan furniture. Room choices range from standard hotel studio or family rooms, to one, two and three bedroom apartments.

Located on the shores of the Great Barrier Reef, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa is a private boutique beach resort which has a strong focus on environmental sensitivity, combined with superb cuisine and world-class service.

The retreat also boasts the award-winning Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant & Bar, which features authentic, delicious Balinese cuisine served in an indoor or outdoor setting. Other facilities include internet café and Wi-Fi, barbeque facilities, free car parking, guest laundry and resort pool.

Set on 30 acres of lush, landscaped rainforest gardens in picturesque north Queensland, this secluded, beachfront hideaway provides an authentic tropical Australian honeymoon experience. With its own extensive botanical gardens, detached, secluded suites and private bungalows, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa is nestled amongst a natural oasis of coastal lagoons. Surrounded by swathes of palms and rainforest, the property is home to dozens of native species. This wonderfully romantic resort has become a favourite with honeymooners and nature lovers the world over. All tours in the region pick up and return to Kewarra each day.

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From £93 per room per night

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Cairns Plaza Hotel

Coral Sands Resort

At the heart of Tropical North Queensland, Cairns straddles the coast between the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoying a prime location close to the waterfront, Cairns Plaza is a short stroll from the city centre, shops, restaurants and Cairns’ swimming lagoon. Accommodation options include suites with kitchenettes, studios for up to four people or standard rooms. All room types offer large private balconies and many have water views. Make the most of balmy tropical days and nights by relaxing at the poolside bar.

Situated on the stunning beachfront, Coral Sands Trinity Beach Resort is just a short drive north of Cairns. Individually decorated resort vacation apartments have spacious, open plan living areas and floor to ceiling glass opening out onto large, private balconies which are ideal for enjoying evening cocktails as the sun goes down. The beautiful resort gardens and swimming pool are outside the door and the Esplanade is close by. The resort is on one level, so getting around is easy, as is direct access to the beach via the Esplanade.

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66 Palm Cove Accommodation

Queensland

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Angsana Great Barrier Reef Resort and Spa

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Located right on the beachfront at Palm Cove, the resort offers beautifully detailed studio rooms or apartments, complete with the option of a luxurious private plunge pool and rooftop terrace. This magnificent property features sandstone finishes infused with modern design and Asian simplicity, offering guests the ultimate indulgence in first class relaxation. With an on-site day spa including three private treatment rooms, large lagoon pool and exquisite restaurant, Sea Temple Resort & Spa Palm Cove is an opulent escape, designed for those with total luxury in mind.

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From £177 per room per night

Angsana Resort and Spa is the only resort in Palm Cove village which is situated right on the beachfront. Nestled amongst majestic palm trees with a picture postcard location, the resort boasts a magnificent stretch of golden, sandy beach with azure, tropical waters. With spacious all-suite accommodation and the stunning Far Horizons restaurant, guests can easily relax in this luxurious setting close to Cairns. The awardwinning Angsana Spa is the ideal place for rejuvenating mind, body and soul.

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From £219 per room per night

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Peppers Beach Club & Spa

Reef House Boutique Resort & Spa

Overlooking the palm-fringed beach at Palm Cove, Peppers Beach Club & Spa is an idyllic beachfront destination in Tropical North Queensland. Indulging in tropical relaxation is easy at this intimate property which offers 153 elegant suites and spa rooms, ranging from private one bedroom to luxurious two bedroom penthouses with rooftop terraces graced with lounges, a barbeque and private pool or heated jacuzzi. Facilities include Lime & Pepper Restaurant, Lobby Bar, On the Rocks Café Swim-up Bar, swimming pools, Sanctum Spa, tennis courts and boutiques.

This boutique colonial beach house in the heart of Palm Cove in Cairns offers intimate and discrete service. Complimentary continental breakfast daily in the ocean view restaurant is included as is complimentary Wi-Fi and sunset punch in the Brigadiers Lounge. Room features include uninterrupted ocean, pool or garden views from the private balcony or patio. The Resort & Spa’s surroundings embrace tropical style with sun-drenched terraces, three swimming pools, two spa pools, as well as an honesty bar, signature restaurant with ocean views and award-winning day spa.

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From £203 per room per night

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From £175 per room per night

Novotel Palm Cove Resort

Mantra Amphora

Novotel Palm Cove Resort near Cairns is set in 98 acres of exotic, tropical beach coastline in the Palm Cove village. Offering excellent facilities, the resort provides guests with the opportunity to select from a variety of spacious, well-appointed rooms set amidst tranquil gardens and boardwalks. With an ambiance of natural lifestyle, all rooms have an outdoor terrace or balcony overlooking one of the swimming pools or garden areas. The resort is suitable for both couples and families.

Mantra Amphora enjoys a premium, central position on the palm-fringed beach at Palm Cove, one of Tropical North Queensland’s most sought-after destinations. The spacious, contemporary accommodation ranges from hotel rooms to apartments and three bedroom penthouses with stunning ocean views. Apartments feature quality furnishings with premium finishes such as stone bench tops and quality timber floor coverings. Swim in the spectacular central lagoon, indulge in the Beauty Spa Club International Amphora or sip a cocktail before dining at Vivo Bar & Grill; the choice is yours.

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From £109 per room per night

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From £95 per room per night

Alassio on the Beach Palm Cove

Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club

Located on beautiful Palm Cove Esplanade opposite the beach, Alassio is a private, boutique resort offering modern, stylish one, two and three bedroom apartments and studio rooms. Facilities include saltwater lagoon pool, outdoor jacuzzi and a barbeque area set amongst lovely tropical gardens. The spacious apartments are ideal for both families and couples seeking a more relaxed, private setting, close to shops, cafés and restaurants in Palm Cove. With access to the Great Barrier Reef and World HeritageListed rainforest, this is the perfect location for visiting Cairns.

With its idyllic setting 20-minutes north of Cairns at the base of rainforest-clad mountains, Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club invites discerning guests to participate in a truly special visitor experience. With views of rolling fairways, lush greens and the Coral Sea, Paradise Palms is a resort with a difference. Featuring a 96 room resort, with hotel and apartment style rooms, large Adventure Playground with 18-hole mini-golf, all day dining in Fifty Nine Restaurant and an 18-hole championship golf course, Paradise Palms has something for everyone.

From £140 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com

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From £109 per room per night


Queensland Thala Beach Lodge

67 Port Douglas Accommodation

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas has been designed with the utmost luxury and relaxation in mind. This lavish hotel blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape and natural environment. Centred around an expansive lagoon pool and island bar, the resort features 194 beautifully appointed studio rooms, elegant two and three bedroom apartments and villas with private plunge pools, luxury swim-out apartments and penthouses with rooftop spa and barbeque area. The resort also boasts a luxurious Day Spa with couple rooms, 18-hole golf course and on-site restaurant.

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From £215 per room per night

Coconut Grove Port Douglas Nestled in 144 acres of native forest on a private beach, family-owned Thala is an eco and nature retreat near Port Douglas. Sitting spectacularly atop a headland with breath taking vistas, it provides an island style vacation on the mainland. The lodge is well placed for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Built high on stilts, the 83 deluxe timber bungalows, which are discretely tucked away in the forest canopy, blend in with the natural environment. All bungalows have views either to the ocean or the forested mountains. Panoramic views are to be enjoyed in the restaurant where guests dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops, whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly and attentive service. Complimentary guided on-site tours include a unique coconut odyssey, stargazing, tree planting, nature walks and bird watching tours.

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Coconut Grove Apartments is Tropical North Queensland’s newest and very impressive interpretation of luxurious Port Douglas accommodation; it is a heavenly retreat redefined. From its idyllic setting on Macrossan Street, Coconut Grove Port Douglas is just 150 yards from Four Mile Beach and a short stroll to the colourful restaurants and boutique precinct. The property's terrace and penthouse apartments include outdoor entertaining terraces complete with their own barbeque area, private plunge pool and spa.

From £272 per room per night

From £191 per room per night

Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments

Shantara Resort Port Douglas is an exquisite boutique resort, ideal for both couples and independent travelers seeking to relax in tranquil surroundings. For adults only, Shantara is located within walking distance of vibrant Macrossan Street, with its array of restaurants and cafés. Shimmering Four Mile Beach is a short stroll from this family operated property.

The cool white exterior of the three storey building is surrounded by formal, lush green gardens. The interiors have been timelessly refurbished with understated luxury and a touch of spice, enhancing the tropical ambiance of this exclusive property in Port Douglas. The accommodation reflects the beach style and relaxed elegance which gives this Queensland resort township its reputation as one of the ultimate vacation playgrounds for discerning travelers.

Shantara offers a selection of spacious, one bedroom apartments with full kitchen, lounge/dining area, spa bath and separate shower. The studios with kitchenettes are suitable for shorter stays. All apartments enjoy outdoor balconies, ideal for sipping sunset drinks.

A blend of contemporary design and casual charm, Mandalay Apartments is designed to ensure that guests return home with treasured memories of their Mandalay vacation.

Breakfast options may be ordered prior to arrival. Choose from an American breakfast hamper or Continental hamper, which can include bacon, organic eggs, tropical seasonal fruit, toasted muesli, fresh bread, jams, milk, yoghurt, orange juice, tea and coffee.

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From £153 per room per night

From £221 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


68 Port Douglas Accommodation

Queensland

Peppers Beach Club

Cayman Villas Port Douglas

The tropics meet the Mediterranean at elegant Peppers Beach Club in Port Douglas. With its inviting, open-air design and premium accommodation including romantic spa suites and one to three bedroom suites, the resort is suitable for couples and families. Many suites feature a plunge pool or barbeque terrace with lagoon or garden views. Swim-up pool decks on some suites provide access to the resort’s stunning lagoon. Guests can relax and be pampered at the club’s Exclusive Spa prior to dining on sumptuous cuisine in the serene surroundings of Sublime Bar & Grill.

Cayman Villas Port Douglas is located a short distance from glorious Four Mile Beach and Port Douglas town centre. Families, couples and discerning travelers will feel at home in the recently refurbished luxury one, two and three bedroom villas. Whether it be for a romantic vacation or business trip, lounging around the vast heated horizon pool with wading area, spa and undercover barbeque patio is a must. All villas have spas and the two and three bedroom villas feature two bathrooms. This is an excellent address for beginning a tropical sojourn.

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From £201 per room per night

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From £194 per room per night

QT Port Douglas

Oaks Lagoons

QT Port Douglas is a vibrant, designer resort which blends fun and quirky design with top food and bar experiences. Set in lavish tropical gardens, the property is located only minutes from Port Douglas and glistening Four Mile Beach. Featuring a range of chic hotel rooms, including spacious one and two bedroom apartments, QT Port Douglas also boasts a lagoon style pool and designer day spa. During the warm winter months, movies are shown in the 300 seat outdoor Moonlight Cinema.

The new Oaks Lagoons Port Douglas is a relaxed getaway, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious Four Mile Beach. With its lagoon focus, the hotel offers friendly service, a warm ambiance and casual lifestyle. Accommodation styles vary, from hotel rooms with large corner spas on the balcony, to one and two bedroom apartments complete with gourmet kitchen and laundry facilities. Guests love the rooms with a ‘swim out’ option or the apartments with private plunge pool and spa. Balconies are a feature of all rooms and apartments, making sunset cocktails a must.

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From £163 per room per night

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From £92 per room per night

Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas

This award-winning boutique hotel overlooks palm-fringed Four Mile Beach and the ocean. From this ideal site, this adult haven hotel is a short walk from cosmopolitan Macrossan Street's chic boutique shopping, fine restaurants and alfresco cafés. The Peninsula offers a taste of luxury in absolute privacy within the serenity and comfort of the suites. Floor to ceiling glass doors lead to either a private balcony or terrace. Choose from poolview, oceanview or peninsula suites, all of which are light and spacious, with modern style furnishings, living/dining area, fully-equipped kitchenette and bathroom with large twin plunge bath and separate walk-in shower. Hotel facilities include lift access

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to all levels, three attractive heated pools, jacuzzi, complimentary guest laundry on each level and free in-room internet. Return airport transfers for stays of three or more nights, full buffet breakfast and daily room servicing are included. Featuring modern Australian cuisine, the hotel's relaxed Hi Tide Restaurant and Bar look out on to the azure sea. This tranquil oasis close to the village centre takes pride in offering added personal touches to maximize guests’ enjoyment of their tropical experience. Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas is well placed for exploring the beauty of Port Douglas, the nearby Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Cape Tribulation Rainforest.

From £255 per room per night


Queensland Meridian Port Douglas

69 Port Douglas & Beyond Accommodation

Mantra PortSea

Mantra PortSea is ideal for a relaxing getaway or carefree family vacation in Port Douglas. With hotel rooms as well as one and two bedroom studios, Mantra PortSea’s facilities include guest laundry, undercover parking, internet café and tour desk. Just 160 yards from the beach and a 15-minute walk from the shops, restaurants and cafés of Port Douglas centre, Mantra PortSea keeps the family entertained with tennis court, gym, PortSea Beauty service and two swimming pools with the central lagoon featuring a swim-up pool bar, water slide, spas and waterfalls.

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From £126 per room per night

Regal Port Douglas Holiday Apartments The Meridian is a boutique, contemporary resort offering luxury in a cosmopolitan, tropical environment. This is an ideal place to unwind after a day exploring the extraordinary rainforests of the Daintree or the marine wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Located close to all facilities and attractions, the hotel is a short stroll from Macrossan Street restaurants and iconic Four Mile Beach. As this is an adult haven, guests have the luxury of using the heated lagoon style pool at any hour. Superior studios and apartments feature either timber decks with direct pool access or private heated jacuzzis. The Meridian Port Douglas is Port Douglas in style.

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From £122 per room per night

Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas

The Regal Port Douglas Holiday Apartments are located on the quieter end of the Port Douglas restaurant strip in Macrossan Street. Key attractions, including Four Mile Beach, Marina Mirage and the Sunday markets are all a short walk from the resort. Accommodation options range from studios with indoor spa baths, one bedroom apartments with either indoor spa bath or jacuzzi on the balcony, two bedroom apartments with both indoor spa bath and outdoor jacuzzi, to lovely rooftop penthouses with outdoor jacuzzi, barbeque on the large private balcony and indoor spa bath.

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From £105 per room per night

Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Surrounded by verdant Melaleuca rainforest, the Ramada Port Douglas is a short walk from shimmering Four Mile Beach. Nestled within this lush and tranquil setting, the resort is close to the stylish cafés, restaurants and bars of vibrant Macrossan Street and Marina Port Douglas. A central feature is the tropical lagoon style pool which is complete with waterfall and swim-up bar. Spacious, attractively appointed rooms and modern resort facilities create a relaxing and exciting environment for couples and families alike.

From £96 per room per night

Mungumby Lodge Rendezvous Reef Resort is a premier family resort in Port Douglas, located a short drive from Four Mile Beach and Port Douglas village. This tropical resort offers two storey one, two and three bedroom villas, all with fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, separate lounge and dining areas, DVD player and balcony or patio in over 360 square feet of living space. Set on 15 acres of luxuriant tropical gardens, the resort provides ample space for making the most of the facilities which include two lagoon style pools, a leisure pool, an eight lane 82 foot lap pool, a children’s pool, gym, tennis courts, family barbeque area and children's playground. Dining facilities include alfresco dining at Straits Café and Bar. The property offers the convenience of self-catering accommodation within a full service resort making it a favoured destination for a family vacation or a couple's romantic getaway.

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From £119 per room per night

Mungumby Lodge is a private estate and nature refuge which is ideally situated for exploring South East Cape York and the Cooktown region. Offering complete privacy and home style comfort, Mungumby Lodge is a fine example of eco-tourism. Ten spacious wooden bungalows with en-suite bathrooms and private patios have been constructed separately from each other within the pretty gardens. You will enjoy total relaxation in harmony with one of the world's oldest living rainforests and some of Australia's most interesting Aboriginal history. From £195 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


70 Islands & The Great Barrier Reef

Queensland

Sun-drenched Queensland is the place to go for a tropical vacation on a

shimmering white beach, relaxing or swimming away the cares of the modern world. The islands offer you the chance to explore the legendary Great Barrier Reef, cruise the wonderful Whitsundays or chill out with sunset cocktails at one of the many resorts. Bask in the treasures of the underwater marine world and lounge on land. This is quality, quintessential Queensland.

Northern Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef stretches along the entire North Queensland coastline which is dotted with islands from Lizard Island to Green Island. These northern islands are some of the best places to visit for those seeking eco-adventures, natural beauty or pure indulgence. There is a place for everyone and every budget in this aquatic paradise.

Poruma Island

Haggerstone Island

Magnetic Island Easily accessible by short ferry ride from Townsville, Magnetic Island is known for its National Parks and secluded bays. Visitors can swim in this aquatic playground or don shoes to check out the koalas in the lofty eucalypts. Walking trails provide an opportunity to observe the other island species in their natural environment.

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The Whitsunday Islands With 74 islands scattered throughout The Whitsundays, choice is paramount. From top resorts to deserted islands ideal for honeymooners and romantics, to magnificent National Parks and gleaming beaches, there is never a dull day. From charming Airlie Beach as a departure point to islands such as Hamilton and Daydream, the choice is yours.

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Airlie Beach Brampton Island

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Keswick Island

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Southern Great Barrier Reef Get amongst it and see turtles in their natural environment at Heron Island, visit the wildlife sanctuary that is Wilson Island or walk the largest sand island in the world, World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island. Coral cays, crystalline waters and close encounters with local wildlife all make for a paradisaical but accessible vacation.

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71 Northern Great Barrier Reef Accommodation

Lizard Island

Green Island Resort

Diving enthusiasts love Lizard Island, Australia's most northern resort. Set right on the Great Barrier Reef, this exquisite resort is acclaimed for its 24 powdery-white beaches in the heart of pristine wilderness. Divers are thrilled with the Cod Hole and the face to face encounters with the massive and curious potato cod fish. Less adventurous guests can relax with a gourmet picnic on one of the many secluded beaches, or take a gentle snorkel through the pretty coral and spectacular giant clam garden.

Indulgence, romance and adventure await on this tropical island paradise where a coral cay, luxury resort and natural wonderland come together to make this an exceptional experience.

Idulgent treatments are on offer at the Azure Spa; the invigorating LI’TYA Mala Mayi is just one recommendation. Dining at Osprey's Restaurant is another treat. The menu features the finest, local produce and contemporary cuisine with top Australian wines and Champagne. With only 40 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, Lizard Island is a place reserved for the fortunate few.

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Located 16 miles across the Coral Sea from Cairns, this beautiful, eco-sensitive resort is home to 46 suites which are harmoniously nestled amongst rainforest and secluded from the day visitor facilities. Your stay can be as active or as relaxing as you please. Indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, escape to sandy beaches, revel in an array of island activities including snorkelling and scuba diving or simply relax by the private pool. A variety of complimentary activities are included such as sunset drinks, snorkelling, kayaking, rainforest and guided evening nature walks, glass bottom boat tours and daily fish feeding presentations.

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From £1,060 per room per night

From £508 per room per night

Fitzroy Island Resort

Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach

Just 45-minutes from Cairns by boat, Fitzroy Island Resort is an accessible, affordable tropical paradise nestled between rainforest, beaches and the Great Barrier Reef. With 99 rooms including ocean suites and resort studios, the resort has an excellent range of facilities designed to appeal to all guests. These include the contemporary restaurant, large pool with a swim-up bar, indoor cinema, dive centre, Foxy's Day Visitors Centre and mini supermarket.

Situated on the beachfront, Castaways Resort & Spa is a genuine and stylish escape retreat. Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage wet tropics rainforest, Castaways is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups.

Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. The turquoise ocean waters are alive with vibrant corals and marine life and the ancient tropical rainforest is home to a prolific, endemic population of forest birds, butterflies and startling white sulphur-crested cockatoos. Fitzroy Island is pure tropical magic; it will create memories to last a lifetime.

Positioned just a few feet from the expansive white sands of Mission Beach and the sparkling Coral Sea, the newly refurbished resort features a day spa, conference and wedding facilities, as well as modern hotel and apartment accommodation. Castaways is an ideal base from which to explore Tropical North Queensland or for simply sitting back and enjoying the local vibe of Mission Beach.

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From £109 per room per night

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72 Magnetic Island Touring & Accommodation

Queensland

2 Night Island Discovery

Discover Magnetic Island’s natural wonders on this island paradise located just 5 miles off Townsville’s coast within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Park. Indulge in an island discovery getaway and enjoy the relaxing experience that is magic Magnetic Island. This signature package offers three days to explore the island's beautiful beaches, relaxed village atmosphere, walks and wildlife. This is the ideal North Queensland holiday.

Operated by Sealink

Stay at the luxury Peppers Blue on Blue Resort which is positioned on the water’s edge in the heart of a new waterfront precinct with its own marina. Rooms include an en-suite with a large shower, air-conditioning, full mini-bar, large flat screen TV and a private balcony for admiring the brilliant tropical sunsets. This two night Magnetic Island package includes return SEALINK ferry transfers for two people, two days’ car hire on the island, afternoon sail on a Tall Ship and two nights’ accommodation in a hotel room at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort.

Queensland

From £374 per person

2 Night Pure Magnetic

2 Night Bungalow Bay Stay

Indulge yourself at Pure Magnetic on magic Magnetic Island off the coast of Townsville in the north of Queensland. The villa styled accommodation consists of self-contained luxury units situated a few feet from the shimmering beach and fringing reef that surrounds this beautiful island.

Magnetic Island is a beautiful island paradise within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Park just 5 miles off the coast of Townsville in the north of Queensland.

Experience the best of Magnetic Island's 23 picturesque bays, azure water, abundant wildlife and relaxed tropical atmosphere. Enjoy snorkelling, walking and strolling along the pretty Nelly Bay foreshore. This two night Pure Magnetic package includes return SEALINK ferry transfers, two days’ car hire on Magnetic Island, lunch on a Tall Ship for two people and two nights’ accommodation in Nelly Bay at Pure Magnetic.

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From £569 per person

Showcasing Australia’s unique wildlife in a boutique koala sanctuary on Magnetic Island, this very special eco-experience is ideal for the adventure traveler. Accommodation is in the local village with its relaxed, tropical ambiance. The two night bungalow package includes a Champagne breakfast with the koalas, two hour koala tour with souvenir photo, two nights in double or twin bungalow accommodation with share amenities and return ferry transfers with SEALINK Queensland.

Operated by Sealink

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From £153 per person


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73 Whitsunday Islands Touring

DescaradA Luxury Charters

DescaradA Luxury Charters set a high standard in affordable luxury cruising. The new 110 foot motor yacht, DescaradA2, provides guests with a memorable cruising experience throughout the magnificent Whitsunday Islands. Visit some of the most beautiful locations in the Whitsundays; from the pure white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, the stunning Nara Inlet and snorkel the spectacular waters of Manta Ray Bat and Blue Pearl Bay. Available for both pre-scheduled tours and private charters, DescaradA accommodates a maximum of 12 guests in four private cabins, all with en-suites. Although the home port is Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach, transfers can be arranged from Hamilton Island upon request. Private charter transfers can be also be arranged from other locations.

This luxury vessel boasts three levels of spacious living area, providing excellent facilities for holiday making. DescaradA is fully equipped and comes complete with a high speed boat, inflatable rigid tender, jet ski, kayaks and a minimum crew of four, including a top chef who caters for all dietary and culinary requirements. DescaradA Luxury Charters provides a full cruise itinerary with activities, professional crew of four, onboard accommodation, all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, marine park and island fees, and transfers to and from your local area accommodation.

From £1,395 per person

Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure

Great Barrier Reef Experience

Relax and take in the spectacular scenery as you sail through the paradisaical Whitsunday Islands National Park on Camira. This 85 foot catamaran is a world first, sailing at speeds of up to 30 knots. Camira’s sleek lines and spacious decks complement her breathtaking performance.

Experience one of the world’s most spectacular aquatic playgrounds with Great Barrier Reef Adventures. Cruise out to Hardy Reef to see more than 200 types of fish and 150 types of hard and soft coral which provide a colourful home for anemone, parrot fish, turtles and reef sharks. A high speed catamaran will transport you to an innovative pontoon where you can dive, snorkel, or stay dry in the underwater observatory and semi-submersible. The pontoon is also equipped with a waterslide and sun deck. Refreshments include a delicious lunch and morning and afternoon tea.

Swimming, snorkelling, beautiful beaches, secluded bays, a delicious barbeque lunch with unlimited refreshments and exhilarating sailing on the turquoise Whitsunday waters come together to make this an excellent experience. All snorkelling gear is provided enabling visitors to explore this underwater world of inner reefs and marine treasures. Stroll the full four miles of brilliant silica sand on pristine Whitehaven Beach, join in the beach games, swim or just relax with your beach towel.

Awarded an Advanced Eco Certification, Cruise Whitsundays is dedicated to ensuring that staff and guests respect the reef and surrounding environment. Diving, massage and heli-scenic flights are available as optional extras. Cruises depart daily from Airlie Beach, Hamilton, Daydream and Long Islands.

Cruises depart daily from Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Long Island. Price based on full-day cruise including lunch

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Whitsundays Pty Ltd

From £123 per person

Price based on full-day cruise including lunch

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Whitsundays Pty Ltd

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74 Whitsundays Mainland Accommodation

Queensland

Coral Sea Resort

Positioned right on the seafront, Coral Sea Resort is just a short stroll to Abel Point Marina, the departure point for the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Enchanting Airlie Beach resort village, with its eclectic shops and cafés, is a short walk in the opposite direction along the seaside boardwalk. Coral Sea Resort features a variety of hotel rooms, including luxury suites and one, two and three bedroom apartments, penthouses and beach houses, all of which are serviced daily. The resort offers a wide range of facilities and services, including an award-winning oceanfront restaurant, private dining seaside gazebo, cocktail lounge, fitness room, disabled and lift access, private jetty, water sports, 98 foot pool, wedding chapel, resort shopping and tour desk.

All daily flights arriving either into Proserpine, the Whitsunday Coast Airport or Hamilton Island airport are serviced by commercial transport direct to the resort’s front door. The on-site tour desk can assist you with activities: discover the glorious golden sands of Whitehaven Beach, spend the day on the exotic Great Barrier Reef, check out the exciting crocodile river tour or the wonderful overnight sailing and island adventures. Coral Sea Resort is an engaging, deluxe resort in the magical Whitsundays, combining first class facilities with award-winning hospitality. Languages spoken by the friendly and knowledgeable local staff include French, Italian and Japanese.

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From £139 per room per night

Marina Shores

Water's Edge Resort

Set right on the waterfront in Airlie Beach, Marina Shores boasts 50 luxurious apartments with views overlooking the Coral Sea and the Whitsunday Islands. Accommodation includes one, two and three bedroom spa apartments and stunning two level, two bedroom spa penthouses.

Water’s Edge Resort comprises one, two and three bedroom self-contained and very spacious apartments with exceptional, uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands. Enjoy the exquisite views from your private balcony in this resort nestled into lush tropical gardens.

Marina Shores’ design is very different with space, light and colour playing an important role. Vogue interiors, spacious balconies with barbeque, state of the art lighting, a 98 foot pool, lush gardens, sunset viewing and seaside boardwalk are just some of the special features. The resort is a three minute walk from Abel Point Marina, the departure point for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands.

Situated 100 yards from the centre of Airlie Beach, Water's Edge Resort exudes sophistication and refinement. Personalised service combines with the breathtaking location, excellent cuisine at Deja Vu Restaurant and exquisite décor to make Water's Edge Resort the ideal choice for a premium Whitsundays holiday. If location, tranquillity and comfort are what you are looking for in holiday accommodation, then Water's Edge Resort is the place for you.

BONUS: Stay two or more nights and receive a complimentary copy of the stunning collector’s edition 120 page full colour Great Barrier Reef 'Reefworld' book. Map Page 70 Reference 6

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From £187 per room per night

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Queensland Hamilton Island

Whitsunday Islands Accommodation

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HAMILTON ISLAND

Queensland Brisbane

Hamilton island offers truly memorable experiences at the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays. Beautiful natural surroundings, azure waters, secluded beaches, warm weather, fascinating coral reefs and diverse flora and fauna all make Hamilton a very special place. Add to this, it is only a short boat ride to legendary Whitehaven Beach, with its glittering and endless expanse of white sand. Access is easy with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. In addition, there is a 30-minute direct boat transfer from Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach, on the mainland. No matter what kind of holiday you are looking for, it is all here on Hamilton: luxury, action, relaxation, romance or a fun family getaway.

Surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia is nestled into the secluded, most northern tip of Hamilton Island. With a distinctive Australian style, this world-class, adult-only resort immerses guests in a relaxed ambiance of exceptional, personalised and intuitive service. The 60 individual pavilions all boast stunning views of the Whitsundays, some with private plunge pools. Spa qualia, with its range of luxurious and indulgent treatments, offers the ultimate relaxation experience. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the three night qualia Golf Package, with the chance to test their skills with a round of golf on Australia’s only island championship golf course, the Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighboring Dent Island. The course features unparalleled views of the Whitsundays and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef.

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From £681 per room per night

Beach Club, Hamilton Island

Yacht Club Villas, Hamilton Island

Gracefully positioned on the Dent Passage waterfront within a lush, tropical setting, the luxury Yacht Club Villas symbolise the new vision for Hamilton Island. Designed by renowned architect Walter Barda, with landscaping design by Jamie Durie, the Villas offer a lifestyle which is difficult to match. Only a short stroll from the new Hamilton Island Yacht Club, all four bedroom villas enjoy spectacular views, enhanced by the balance between tranquil serenity and world-class facilities. Map Page 70 Reference 10

From £656 per room per night

Hamilton Island Packages - Great Value! Set right on the beachfront, the Beach Club offers couples an intimate holiday experience which is exclusively for adults. Set in landscaped gardens, all rooms face directly onto Catseye Beach and all include a private courtyard or balcony. Beach Club guests have access to all of Hamilton Island’s facilities as well as access to the Beach Club lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi access, exclusive restaurant and infinity edge pool. Guests at this boutique resort also benefit from the following inclusions as part of their stay: à la carte breakfast daily in the Beach Club Restaurant, VIP return Hamilton Island airport/marina/ Beach Club transfers, VIP chauffeur service, use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfing and snorkelling equipment, use of the gymnasium, spa and sauna, tennis and squash court hire, use of the Beach Club lounge, pool and restaurant.

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From £404 per room per night

Tropical Hamilton Island has some great packages available for discovering this fun destination. There is something for everyone: Great Barrier Reef Adventure, Best of Whitsundays, Romantic Escape, Whitehaven Beach and Golf & Spa packages as well as the Kids Stay and Eat Free programme (conditions apply). The popular Romantic Escape, ideal for honeymooners and couples, includes a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, On The Edge Twilight Sail one evening and choice of Denison Star Dinner Cruise or three course set dinner at Romano’s Italian restaurant on another evening. Price based on Great Barrier Reef Adventure in a Garden View Room at Reef View Hotel

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76 Whitsunday Islands Accommodation

Queensland

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

Palm Bungalows, Hamilton Island

Located opposite Catseye Beach, the Reef View Hotel features very spacious, wellappointed rooms, all with private balconies overlooking either landscaped gardens or the breath taking vista of the Coral Sea.

For guests seeking charm and relaxation, Palm Bungalows is the ideal location on Hamilton Island. Situated in an attractive, tropical garden setting, the freestanding island bungalows all have balconies and outdoor furniture. Rooms are spacious and suitable for both couples and small families.

A range of luxuriously appointed suites are situated on the top floors. All rooms face the sea and are equipped with outdoor furniture, enabling guests to relax and admire the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The hotel offers a Kids Stay & Eat for Free programme (conditions apply), as well as free use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfing and snorkelling equipment. Return Hamilton Island airport/marina to hotel transfers are included, as is unlimited use of the scheduled Island Shuttle service.

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As part of their stay, guests enjoy free daily buffet breakfast for stays of four nights or longer, return Hamilton Island airport/marina transfers as well as free use of catamarans, paddle skis and windsurfing and snorkelling equipment. Other benefits include unlimited use of scheduled Island Shuttle services as well as the Kids Stay & Eat for Free programme (conditions apply). Palm Bungalows is a great place for guests seeking to relax and do nothing at all or for those seeking a more active vacation on the renowned Great Barrier Reef.

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From £258 per room per night

From £237 per room per night

Hayman

Daydream Island Resort and Spa

Lapping the azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Hayman is Australia’s celebrated, private island destination. Hayman's warm welcome ensures that guests enjoy a unique and memorable experience offering luxury, relaxation, adventure and a lifestyle that is genuine and sincere.

Award-winning Daydream Island Resort and Spa, in the tropical Whitsundays, offers affordable luxury with 296 rooms and suites, all framed by magnificent views of secluded beaches or stunning rainforest.

The resort features superbly appointed rooms, suites, penthouses, beach villas, a beach house, world class restaurants offering a range of cuisines, award-winning Hayman Spa health and beauty facility, kids' club and creche. Marine activities on offer include PADI diving, fishing, snorkelling, sea kayaking, reef cruises and seaplane and helicopter adventures. Guests can relax and enjoy Hayman’s superb salt and fresh water pools, head to the island’s beaches for sunbathing and snorkelling or take one of the fascinating island walks or garden tours.

Daydream’s Rejuvenation Spa has 16 treatment rooms offering salon services, naturopathy, massage and therapeutic and other treatments. Other facilities include an Australian themed mini-golf course, lagoon pools, restaurants, bars, tennis and a large outdoor cinema. Water sports include jet skiing, parasailing, fishing and kayaking. Diving and snorkelling off the pretty coral reef is easy as is feeding sharks and stingrays at the world’s largest outdoor aquarium. All Daydream packages include over 20 free guest activities including non-motorised water sports, gym, rainforest walk and others. Children stay and eat breakfast for free if they share with adults and use existing bedding.

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Queensland Heron Island

77 Southern Great Barrier Reef Accommodation Wilson Island

Heron Island is a true coral cay situated right on the World Heritage-Listed Great Barrier Reef. A nature lover’s haven, Heron is renowned for its abundance of birdlife and endless gardens of coral right off the beach. Activities include guided island and reef walks, semi-submersible cruises, the Aqua Soul Spa and the Junior Rangers' programme for kids from 7 to 12 years. Famous for its scuba diving and snorkelling, the island is ribboned by sugar white sands, crystal clear waters and hectares of coral with beautifully coloured marine life. Map Page 70 Reference 15

From £325 per room per night

Long Island Resort Wilson Island is a very special place on the Great Barrier Reef, enabling you to live as a castaway in this paradisaical setting. The sweeping, castor sugar sands and pristine waters are shared by exotic birds, turtles and a large variety of marine life, including colourful coral and fish. Some of the best snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef can be experienced just off the beach.

Imagine hammocks rocking under palm trees, golden sandy beaches, gentle waves lapping onshore with 2,500 acres of tropical rainforest as decor - this is Long Island Resort in the Whitsundays. For the energetic, the resort has a lot to offer, from diverse water sports, to exploring 12 miles of bushwalking paths to snorkeling colourful fish and coral on the fringing reef. Facilities include two pools, tennis courts, kids’ club, bars, spa, restaurant, café and gift shop. Guests can choose between a lovely garden view or beachfront room.

The island welcomes a maximum of only 12 guests at a time and offers tastefully designed, tented accommodation, which looks out to the reef and ocean. Each tent has its own shower and changing facilities within the wash house which is located nearby. Featuring fresh and local produce, all dining options, beverages, snorkelling equipment and return boat transfers from Heron Island are included in the daily rate. If being shipwrecked in style is your dream, Wilson is truly the destination for you.

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From £157 per person

From £795 per room per night

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a true coral cay island situated at the southern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The island, regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving locations on the Great Barrier Reef, is known for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life. Guests at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort can tour the reef in a glass bottom boat, snorkel to explore the wonders of the reef, learn to scuba dive, take a guided reef walk, enjoy a range of other guided activities, stroll along a deserted beach or simply relax and unwind. With exceptionally clear water all year round, visitors marvel at the inhabitants of this Marine National Park (green zone) where they can encounter turtles, dolphins and the resident manta rays.

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From £371 per room per night

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Queensland

Brisbane & Southern Queensland

Expansive stretches of golden beach, surfing paradises, exciting theme

parks, fine dining and a relaxed lifestyle are they keys to a wonderful Brisbane and Southern Queensland holiday. Sandwiched in between two gilded stretches of sunny coastline, Brisbane is well placed for admiring traditional Queenslander architecture and enjoying casual dining, shopping and adventure. Leisurely sea and sun experiences abound in what is known as the Sunshine State, with Brisbane as a base.

Fraser Island

Brisbane Package

World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. Untouched ancient rainforests, shimmering sands, coloured sand cliffs, pure freshwater lakes and turquoise seas make this a special place for exploration and adventure. Rare and endangered flora and fauna co-inhabit the delicate ecosystems of this pristine setting.

From £246 per person

Day 1: Upon arrival in Brisbane a shuttle coach will transfer you to your hotel. Day 2: You will be collected from your hotel to tour to City Hall, Parliament House, Saint John’s Cathedral and the Treasury Casino by coach. Then cruise up the river past prestigious suburbs and magnificent sandstone buildings, under the Story Bridge and past the Kangaroo Point Cliffs to South Bank Parklands before visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to cuddle a koala – an unforgettable experience.

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Look out for humpback whales and dolphins in this natural marine wonderland close to Brisbane. With unspoilt sandy beaches, abundant wildlife and shady bays, Moreton Island is a popular attraction. Explore the shallow freshwater lagoons of the National Park and the sweeping sand dunes or swim in the gentle blue waters of this adventure playground.


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2 Day Fraser Explorer Tour

3 Day Fraser Island Cool Dingo Tour

Fraser Explorer Tours offers a fun and relaxing experience for all types of travellers, from singles and couples to families and small groups, with a choice of accommodation styles to suit. Two days of fun and adventure on pristine Fraser Island, led by an experienced local guide, will take you to the very best the island has to offer. Departing daily from Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach, the tours include one night in motel style accommodation at Eurong Beach Resort, two full-days of guided 4WD tours and meals. Day tours from Hervey and Rainbow Beach are also available.

This tour is ideal for the young or young at heart who would like to experience Fraser Island in a more adventurous and fun way. Your tour will include three days of guided 4WD touring and accommodation at Kingfisher Bay’s Wilderness Lodge plus meals. Your guide is a true Fraser guru who will not only take you to the island’s most incredible spots, such as Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, 75 Mile Beach or Indian Heads but also wow you with fascinating facts about the Island’s history, fauna and flora.

Price based on 1 night standard accommodation at Eurong Beach Resort

Operated by Kingfisher

Bay Resort Group

From £223 per person

Fraser Day Tour

Price based on 2 nights standard accommodation at Wilderness Lodge

Operated by Kingfisher

Bay Resort Group

From £314 per person

2 Day Fraser Island Discovery

Australia’s multi award-winning eco-touring company, The Discovery Group, offers an unforgettable wilderness adventure to World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island. Jump aboard one of our Warrior 4WD vehicles and experience the thrill of beach driving at its best. Enjoy a guided rainforest walk and refreshing lake swim followed by a delicious Aussie barbeque lunch to top off a sublime day of discovery on the world's largest sand island. Departing daily, tours service the Sunshine Coast. Price based on full-day tour including lunch

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Discovery Group

From £123 per person

Noosa Everglades "Bar-B-Canoe" Tour The Discovery Group offers a very special Australian experience showcasing the very best of World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island in two days.

The adventure begins with a river cruise through the magnificent lakes and wetlands of the Noosa River to the start of the Noosa Everglades. After morning tea, paddle upstream in your canoe through ancient landscapes and mirrored waterways to re-join your tour group for a delicious barbeque lunch prepared by your guide in the tranquil surroundings of historic Harry’s Hut. After lunch experience the striking wonders of the Everglades, recognised as one of the most spectacular canoeing adventures in Australia. Enjoy a leisurely river cruise with your tour group back to Noosa.

Experience the excitement of beach driving and immerse yourself in pristine wilderness as your guide leads you on a journey of discovery. Enjoy the island's bold beauty with guided rainforest walks, refreshing lake swims and comfortable overnight accommodation at Happy Valley where you can celebrate your discoveries with a delicious Aussie barbeque dinner. Day two highlights on this exciting tour include a visit to Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head and the renowned coloured sands.

Price based onfull-day river cruise

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Discovery Group

From £56 per person

Price based on 1 night shared facility accommodation

Operated by The

Discovery Group

From £276 per person

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Gold Coast

Yanguwah – Indigenous Dinner and Show

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast features unique Australian wildlife as well as fascinating Aboriginal cultural performances, outstanding wildlife presentations, Green Challenge Adventure Parc high ropes course and a miniature train. Visitors can have fun at Wild Island playground, hold a cuddly koala and feed a kangaroo. There is a lot more to see and do as well at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a great way to see Australia's unique fauna close up. More Australian, More Natural, More Fun.

Yanguwah (welcome)! Immerse yourself in an engaging evening of Indigenous Australian culture including a welcome didgeridoo performance, a traditional in-ground cooking of a Kup Murri feast and energetic Aboriginal dancing. Enjoy a delightful dinner and a fascinating Torres Strait Islander song and dance performance at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast. This exciting cultural evening is complemented by the chance to meet native fauna along the way. More Australian, More Natural, More Fun!

Operated by Currumbin

Operated by Currumbin

Wildlife Sanctuary

From £47 per person

Wildlife Sanctuary

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80 Moreton Island Touring & Accommodation

Queensland

Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure Day Tour

Tangalooma Wrecks

Enjoy a unique island experience only 75-minutes from Brisbane at Tangalooma Island Resort on majestic Moreton Island, the world’s third largest sand island. Start your day with a cruise across beautiful Moreton Bay, keeping an eye out for dolphins and dugongs on the way. Upon arrival at the island, staff personally welcome guests to the resort prior to the delicious buffet lunch. You will experience the thrill of sand tobogganing on a Desert Safari tour and then join our eco-rangers for an informative Dolphin Behaviour and Data Collection presentation. You will be able to put your new knowledge to good use when you hand feed one of the playful wild dolphins at sunset which is an experience you will never forget. You will also have unlimited access to the exclusive day lounge throughout the day and be able to make the most of over 40 free land-based activities.

Price based on full-day tour including lunch

Operated by Tangalooma

Island Resort

From £123 per person

Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island

Set amidst lush National Park and overlooking stunning Moreton Bay, Tangalooma Island Resort is an ideal island escape. Only 75-minutes from Brisbane, Tangalooma offers a special adventure, educational or nature-based experience in a truly relaxed environment. The resort offers a choice of accommodation, allowing guests to tailor their stay to suit their requirements. There are over 300 rooms, each set amidst luscious landscaped gardens and natural bushland, most with ocean views. Guest facilities and services include babysitting, buggy hire, currency exchange, housekeeping, stroller hire, towel hire, wake up calls and a safety deposit box.

late. Offering a selection of popular beer, Australian wine and refreshing cocktails, it is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day. In the evenings, when a pod of wild dolphins visits the resort, overnight guests enjoy the unforgettable experience of hand feeding one of these graceful creatures. Tangalooma has over 80 tours and activities (of which more than 40 are free) with something to suit everyone. From sand tobogganing and ATV quad bike tours to whale watching cruises (seasonal) and snorkelling the Tangalooma Wrecks, there is so much choice that it is difficult to decide what to do next.

Enjoy four dining options from buffet style to beachfront dining – Tangalooma offers something to suit all tastes. The Wrecks Bar is the main resort bar and is open daily until

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From £245 per room per night


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81 Fraser Island Touring & Accommodation

Fraser Island Adventure

If you are itching to explore Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, Kingfisher Bay’s Fraser Island Adventure package is the ideal solution, offering the chance to visit iconic spots such as 75 Mile Beach, Lake McKenzie and beautiful Wanggoolba Creek. By day you will explore Fraser’s famous sand tracks in the comfort of an air-conditioned, custom-designed 4WD coach. By night you will enjoy resort living with all the comforts of home. This package of three days/two nights includes resort hotel accommodation, ranger-guided Fraser Island Eco Tour including lunch, refreshments and National Park fees, hot buffet breakfast daily and return ferry transfer from Brisbane.

Price based on tour code: FAB25

Operated by Kingfisher

Bay Resort Group

From £404 per person

Kingfisher Bay Jetty

Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island

Fraser Island is blessed with beautiful freshwater lakes, massive sand dunes, towering rainforest jutting out of sand, spectacular cliffs of coloured sands, an exquisite 75 mile beach with fresh water creeks flowing into the ocean and a shipwreck.

Access to this hauntingly beautiful island wilderness is easy. The ferry from Hervey Bay takes 50-minutes; the island can also be reached by self-drive. There are daily direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane and a shuttle service or train from Brisbane.

You can explore the wonders of the world’s largest sand island from the comfort of awardwinning Kingfisher Bay Resort. The ecotourism resort is designed to blend in with the natural island environment. Both the hotel rooms and self-contained two and three bedroom villas feature private decks with sea or bush views. With expert ranger guides, you can discover the island's wildlife and natural beauty, either on a guided walk or 4WD tour. From August to October, cruise with a marine ranger to admire the magnificent humpback whales that play just north of the resort. Watch the sun set over the sea, go star gazing, enjoy Australian bush foods, sip a cocktail, or simply bubble in a spa and indulge in a massage, the choice is yours.

Facilities and services include restaurants, bars, café, swimming pools, spa, tennis court, water sports, laundry, child minding, 4WD guided tours, nature walks and whale watching. All rooms include air-conditioning, TV, radio, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and hair-dryer, fridge, telephone and for villas only, full cooking facilities.

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82 Brisbane Accommodation

Queensland

Quay West Suites Brisbane

Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square

A secluded oasis in the heart of Brisbane city, Quay West Suites Brisbane offers luxuriously appointed one and two bedroom apartments and executive suites. With each spacious apartment featuring magnificent views of the Botanical Gardens, the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs or the city skyline, this luxury inner city hotel is within close proximity of the Queen Street Mall shopping and dining precinct. Enhanced by its beautiful resort style swimming pool, the hotel also has a spa, sauna and gym, as well as an elegant on-site restaurant and bar.

Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane is much more than a stylish hotel – it is pleasure absolute. This beautifully restored, Heritage-Listed building exudes true, old-world grace, making every day a most enjoyable experience. Located in the heart of Brisbane city, opposite Central Railway Station and overlooking evergreen Anzac Square Memorial Gardens, this landmark building boasts 135 beautifully appointed hotel rooms and spacious suite style apartments. It is close to the major city attractions and enjoys many special touches, such as the charming guest library.

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From £171 per room per night

From £112 per room per night

The Sebel Suites Brisbane

Oaks Festival Towers

The Sebel Suites Brisbane is located in the heart of the city, close to Queen Street Mall. With access to an extensive selection of boutiques, cafés, dining and entertainment options, the studios and one and two bedroom suites boast spectacular views of the city’s colourful skyline. The stylishly decorated suites all feature a spacious lounge room, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry and private balcony. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, pool, gym and sauna.

Oaks Festival Towers combines a premier position with spacious, contemporary design, modern technology and first-class facilities. Offering one and two bedroom selfcontained apartments, all with private balconies and city views, the property is close to Queen Street Mall, Treasury Casino, the beautiful Botanic Gardens, the Sunday Riverside Markets and the entertainment area. Guests can take advantage of the lap pool, heated spa, sauna and barbeque area or simply relax and admire the city sights over a drink.

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From £147 per room per night

From £162 per room per night

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Chifley at Lennons

Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

Located on the Queen Street Mall in the heart of Brisbane’s city centre, Chifley at Lennons is only a short walk to the South Bank Parklands and the art gallery and museum precinct. The hotel offers well-appointed accommodation in a great downtown location which is ideal for the leisure traveller. Air-conditioned guest rooms are available in a variety of accommodation styles including deluxe rooms, one bedroom suites and luxury spa rooms, most with panoramic views of the Brisbane city skyline. All rooms are non-smoking.

Enjoy top theatre, premier nightspots and great restaurants in this modern, cosmopolitan city which is known for its relaxed and friendly style. Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane can be found at the east end of the city centre. This comfortable hotel offers sweeping views of the Brisbane River, the city skyline and Story Bridge. Take the River Boardwalk to the Botanic Gardens or visit the Southbank Parklands, Convention Centre or Cultural Centre via the Goodwill footbridge.

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From £133 per room per night

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From £168 per room per night

Rendezvous Studio Hotel Brisbane On George

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Rendezvous Studio Hotel Brisbane On George is a vibrant hotel offering easy access to the best that Brisbane has to offer. The hotel is a two minute walk from the Treasury Casino and even closer to the Brisbane River. Its central location makes it the ideal base from which to explore some of Brisbane's best attractions. With 99 stylish rooms, an outdoor pool area and a popular restaurant, the hotel provides a high level of service and is ideal for any visitor wishing to discover the charms of the city.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane is located on the highest point of central Brisbane, opposite Roma Street Parklands. Most rooms feature balconies which afford spectacular river, city or mountain views. The 194 comfortable rooms range from standard and superior rooms, to superior suites with private lounge and kitchen facilities. Other facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, spa and gym. Walking to city shopping malls and other attractions is easy from this prime location.

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From £112 per room per night

From £110 per room per night


Queensland Oceans Mooloolaba Beach

83 Sunshine Coast & Beyond Accommodation Noosa Beach

The Sebel Resort Noosa Oceans Mooloolaba Beach, north of Brisbane, is the only deluxe resort in the picturesque seaside town of Mooloolaba. From its prominent position directly opposite the beach and in the centre of vibrant Mooloolaba Esplanade, access to both surf and shops is easy. Guests can enjoy the bustling vibe of the Esplanade, with its great choice of restaurants, open air cafés and boutiques or wander along the sparkling sands of the beach. The 46 exquisite self-contained two, three and four bedroom apartments and penthouses feature state of the art facilities, smart technology and modern design. Daily maid service, private balconies, free standing spa baths and stunning ocean views all complement the experience on offer at the property. The tastefully designed penthouses all come with private rooftops, heated spa or lap pool and outdoor dining and barbeque.

The Sebel Noosa Resort is located on Noosa's lively Hastings Street, set amongst galleries, superb boutiques, restaurants and colourful cafés. Offering luxuriously appointed one or two bedroom apartments all featuring spacious living and dining areas, the hotel is suitable for both couples and families. Relaxing at the resort pool, strolling along the boardwalk on pretty Main Beach, or casual dining are all part of a Noosa vacation at this prime location.

From £236 per room per night

From £402 per room per night

Oaks Seaforth

Ramada Hotel & Suites Hervey Bay

Poised on the beach side of one of the Sunshine Coast’s most picturesque headlands, Oaks Seaforth Resort offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments and penthouses, all with spa baths and balconies for taking in the superb views over the Pacific Ocean. All apartments and penthouses feature full kitchen facilities as well as large open-plan living areas. Penthouses offer private rooftop balconies, ideal for sunset cocktails. Other facilities include swimming pool, spa, gym, sauna and poolside barbeque.

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From £144 per room per night

BreakFree French Quarter Experience the vibrant yet laid back seaside town of Hervey Bay with its spectacular natural beauty and abundance of eco-tourism and water sports’ activities. A 10-minute drive from the airport, Ramada Hotel & Suites Hervey Bay provides the ideal location to enjoy all the wonders of Queensland's Fraser Coast.

Welcome to BreakFree French Quarter, a beachside resort located in the centre of all the action on Noosa’s lively Hastings Street on the Sunshine Coast. Set back from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street, BreakFree French Quarter offers direct access to the shopping, dining and entertainment on offer in this delightful town. Walking to the lush National Park and pretty Main Beach is also possible from the property. At BreakFree French Quarter you will find great value Noosa accommodation and a range of recreational facilities.

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From £154 per room per night

Ramada Hotel & Suites Hervey Bay offers apartment style accommodation with all the services and facilities of a hotel. The studio rooms and self-contained apartments feature kitchenette and laundry facilities (apartments only), high speed internet access, in-house movies and furnished balconies. In addition, spa bathrooms are available. The resort features a heated swimming pool, spa, barbeque area, licensed restaurant and bar, fitness room, table tennis, bike hire, conference facilities and undercover off street parking.

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84 Gold Coast Accommodation

Queensland

Sea Temple Surfers Paradise

Australis Sovereign Hotel

Sea Temple Surfers Paradise is positioned right in the heart of the Gold Coast, on a magnificent stretch of coastline. Soaring 77 storeys high and surrounded by a plethora of boutiques, dining and nightlife, this hotel boasts fully self-contained, luxurious beachfront apartments with uninterrupted, panoramic ocean views. With 24-hour guest services, facilities include a sparkling outdoor pool overlooking iconic Surfers Paradise beach, indoor lap pool, landscaped garden and barbeque area, gym, spa, steam room and restaurant.

Located in Surfers Paradise, Australis Sovereign Hotel is close to the beach and other local Gold Coast attractions. The scenic hinterland and premier golf courses are within the vicinity, making it an ideal spot for golfers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Australis Sovereign Hotel, with its convenient position and top quality facilities, represents excellent value for money. The low-rise twin towers feature a variety of accommodation styles, including hotel rooms and fully serviced one and two bedroom suites with a separate, spacious lounge dining area.

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From £208 per room per night

From £60 per room per night

Mantra Legends Hotel

Mantra Sun City

Capturing the very essence of Queensland’s Gold Coast, Mantra Legends Hotel is a short stroll from patrolled surf beaches. Boutiques, restaurants and nightlife are all within the vicinity. With a casual and elegant ambiance, the luxuriously appointed rooms and deluxe suites are stylishly decorated and feature private balconies. The hotel proposes a full range of services, ensuring a carefree vacation. Guests can relax by the pool before enjoying a refreshing drink in Tales Bar and a delicious dinner at Fables Restaurant.

With an ambiance of Gold Coast fun, Mantra Sun City offers premium accommodation close to Surfers Paradise Beach and the cosmopolitan hub of Cavill Avenue. Set in lush tropical gardens, the property offers luxury hotel rooms, apartments and the delightful Sayas Restaurant Café Bar. The extensive facilities include a heated indoor pool, plunge pool, outdoor free-form lagoon pool with sandy beach, two waterslides with lifeguard on duty, spa, sauna, steam room, tennis court, children’s playroom and on-site day spa.

From £116 per room per night

From £119 per room per night

Outrigger Surfers Paradise

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Outrigger Surfers Paradise is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, on Queensland’s iconic Gold Coast. The hotel enjoys a prized location at the centre of the entertainment precinct and is 100 yards from golden Surfers Paradise Beach. The property offers 411 spacious, refurbished rooms with sweeping views of Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean. Featuring a large pool area, children’s wading pool, spa, tennis court, gym, business centre and conference facility, Outrigger Surfers Paradise is the ideal choice for business and leisure travellers alike.

Overlooking a picturesque expanse of the Nerang River with sweeping views to the east of the sparkling ocean, or west to the Gold Coast Hinterland, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast makes an ideal base for exploring the area. Guests love the hotel’s location which is close to designer shopping, trendy restaurants and the lively nightlife scene. Furthermore, this chic property is a short drive to Dreamworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild and Movie World. The riverside setting and friendly service blend to create a perfect venue for your Gold Coast getaway.

From £105 per room per night

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From £105 per room per night

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove

O'Reillys Rainforest Retreat

Escape to a world of comfort, style and relaxation, only 45-minutes' drive and half way between Gold Coast and Brisbane Airports. Set in beautiful surroundings, the hotel offers exquisite views from the spacious 243 guest rooms and suites. Inspired by the grandeur of a traditional Queenslander home, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove offers a unique blend of colonial design and resort style facilities. Enjoy great food and wine, shopping, recreational facilities, championship golf courses, day spa and theme parks, with the hinterland being only minutes away.

Situated in the heart of the World Heritage site of Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s is a pleasant two hour drive from Brisbane. Set amongst spectacular rainforests and mountains, the resort offers rooms to suit all tastes, ranging from luxurious Rainforest Retreat Canopy Suites through to Mountain Villas. Surrounded by 49,000 acres of subtropical rainforest, O’Reilly’s is a great base for exploring nearby or for unwinding with the mountain mist in the background. The warm and friendly style of O’Reilly’s ensures a memorable, stress-free stay.

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From £168 per room per night


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Northern Territory

Uluru & The Red Centre

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aking its name from the brilliant red soil found in the area, Australia’s Red Centre is the heart of the nation’s Outback and home to the famous monolith, Uluru and the historic town of Alice Springs. Rich in Aboriginal culture and history, the area’s highlights include Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Kings Canyon and the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges. The contrasting colours of terracotta, blue and green give way to sweeping panoramas set against the desert silence.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta

3 Day Alice Springs and Itinerary

A World Heritage area, Uluru-Kata Tjuta is Anangu land. Travelling around Uluru-Kata Tjuta is an aweinspiring experience, discovering ancient rock formations such as Uluru, the largest monolith in the world, Aboriginal history and culture and endemic wildlife. Observing sunrise and sunset when the rocks change colour is one of the highlights.

From £600 per person

Alice Springs Situated in the geographic centre of Australia, Alice Springs was established by the early explorers as the gateway to Central Australia. The pioneering town is the departure point for exploring outback sites including Aboriginal sites and National Parks. Authentic Aboriginal art galleries and cultural centres are a feature of the town.

Day 1: Upon arrival in Alice Springs a shuttle coach will transfer you to your hotel before the Afternoon Alice Springs Town Tour. This is a comprehensive tour to the Old Telegraph Station, Alice Springs Reptile Centre, the Royal Flying Doctor Base, the School of the Air, Anzac Hill for panoramic views of ‘The Alice’. Day 2: Alice Springs – Ayers Rock. Departing Alice Springs in the morning, enjoy a short stop at the Camel Farm. You will then continue past Atila (Mt Conner) mesa, arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Visit the Cultural Centre to learn more about the ancient culture. You may see Aboriginal artists at work at the Maruku Arts and Craft Cooperative. Take a guided walk to the beautiful waterhole of Mutitjulu. Tour the base of Uluru before joining your Strait Torres guide on the Mala Walk. Explore Kantju ArafuraGorge Sea and admire the late afternoon sunset. A complimentary glass of wine will be served whilst you view one of Timor Sea Australia’s greatest icons. Kakadu National Park

Day 3: In the morning, return to Uluru to observe the sunrise. Savouring of your tea or coffee, watch as the first light of day bringsGulf the desert to life. Journey to Uluru-Kata Tjuta and take a guided walkCarpentaria along the creek bed between the striking red walls of Walpa (Olga) Gorge. Transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for flights after midday.

Kings Canyon Spectacular Kings Canyon is the deepest gorge in the Red Centre with waterholes which never completely dry up. Rich growth springs up from the canyon floor, including palms of ancient biological origin. Highlights around the canyon rim include the tropical pools of the Garden of Eden and beehive rock formations called the Lost City.

MacDonnell Ranges The East and West MacDonnell Ranges stretch for hundreds of miles on both sides of Alice Springs. The traditional owners, the Arrernte people, believe giant caterpillars called the Yeperenye became the Ranges. Juxtaposed against blue sky and red earth, the mountains are resplendent with gorges,WESTERN waterholes AUSTRALIA and colourful flora and fauna. Indian Ocean

Lake Argyle Gibb Bungle River Bungles Geikie Gorge

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Cape Trib National Park


86 Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Beyond Touring

Northern Territory

Desert Awakenings

Uluru Sunset & Uluru BBQ Dinner

Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region. Under a canopy of stars, admire the tranquility of the landscape before dawn. Then watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru-Kata Tjuta as the striking backdrop. Travel away from the crowds to a secluded sand dune to observe the imposing magic of the sun as it rises over UluruKata Tjuta. This small group tour, of a maximum of 11 passengers, is accompanied by an expert guide.

With nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine in hand, marvel at the magic of the setting sun as its hues tinge the evening sky in tones for which is renowned. Remember to photograph Uluru every five minutes to capture these striking colours as they change. If it rains, you may be fortunate enough to film the spectacular sight of water cascading down the walls of Uluru. Enjoy a BBQ dinner at our exclusive venue.

Price based on full-day tour

Operated by Voyages

Indigenous Tourism Australia

From £111 per person

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £137 per person

Tali Wiru

Sounds of Silence

Complement your visit to Uluru in Red Centre country with dinner at Tali Wiru. 'Tali Wiru', meaning ‘beautiful dune’ in the local Anangu language, offers the magic of fine dining under the southern desert sky. Limited to an intimate group of 20 people, the Tali Wiru experience begins with French Champagne and canapés around a fire pit and progresses to the dune top for a table d'hôte four course dinner, matched with premium Australian wines set to the backdrop of the Uluru setting sun.

Sounds of Silence is a unique outback experience offering a gourmet desert barbeque under the stars. The romance of the desert, the setting of the sun behind the domes of Uluru-Kata-Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock), the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo, sumptuous Outback fare and the star-filled heavens are all part of this stunning experience. Shortly before sundown, guests are driven to a secluded location in the desert. As a didgeridoo player weaves his magic spells you will enjoy canapés, beverages (including beer and wine) as well as a buffet barbeque and a star talk.

Price based on 4 hour small group experience including premium dining

Price based on 4 hour experience including dining

Operated by Voyages

Indigenous Tourism Australia

From £229 per person

Uluru Sunrise & Base Tour or Climb

Operated by Voyages

Indigenous Tourism Australia

From £137 per person

Larapinta Trail Walkabout

Journey to the Uluru sunrise viewing area and marvel at the magic of the desert sun as it stripes the sky whilst you enjoy coffee or tea. Travel with your guide along the Mutitjulu Walk to discover the history of the area including the Aboriginal rock paintings. Enjoy the visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn about Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal arts and crafts. Those with a good level of fitness can embark on the Uluru Climb (if it is open) instead of doing the Uluru Base Tour.

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £84 per person

Thorny Devil

Join one of the world’s most inspiring guided walks, The Larapinta Trail, which extends along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges. On this five day/five night expedition, experience highlights such as the Ormiston Pound Circuit, traversing from Glen Helen Gorge to Redbank Gorge, ascending Mount Sonder at sunrise and marvelling at the view across Euro Ridge. It all culminates with the finale of walking into Alice Springs Old Telegraph Station. Fully guided and supported by a ground crew, walkers are required to carry day packs with the crew taking care of the rest. Whatever your motivation for walking the trail, be it the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, the inspiration, the challenge or the window it provides into the varied and fragile ecology, the beauty and grandeur of the Larapinta Trail will leave a lasting impression long after your visit to Central Australia.

Price based on The Larapinta Trail 5 day/5night walking journey twin share

Operated by Walking www.worldmarkettravel.com

Country

From £1,207 per person


Northern Territory

87 Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Beyond Touring

3 Day Uluru and Kings Canyon

3 Day Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon

Day 1: Spend the afternoon touring Kata Tjuta, including a walk at Walpa Gorge. Travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area to observe the magnificent, changing colours of Uluru whilst enjoying nibbles and a glass of wine.

This three day safari of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon is ideal for experience seekers wanting a small group 4WD experience with the luxury of hotel accommodation. With a maximum of six guests, this safari features stunning scenery, beautiful walks, lovely food and wine, driving on bush tracks away from the crowds and optional extras such as the magical ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner at Uluru.

Day 2: Journey to the Uluru sunrise viewing area and marvel at the magic of the desert sun as it stripes the sky whilst you enjoy coffee or tea. Travel with your guide along the Mutitjulu Walk to discover the history of the area including the Aboriginal rock paintings. Those with a good level of fitness can embark on the Uluru Climb (if it is open) instead of doing the Uluru Base Tour. In the afternoon travel to Kings Canyon. Day 3: Join a three hour guided climb to the rim of the canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Alternatively, you may wish to explore the canyon floor. In the afternoon, continue to Alice Springs or return to Ayers Rock.

Our departure time at 2pm on day one from Alice Springs enables vistors to start touring immediately upon arrival. On day three, there is the option of finishing at Uluru at 12.30pm and flying on to the next destination or for those wishing to continue exploring, they can return to Alice Springs at 5.30pm.

Price based on Twin Share per person

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £743 per person

Price based on accommodated tour code: WA03

Operated by Wayoutback

Australian Safaris

From £1,765 per person

5 Day 4WD Kangaroo Dreaming Safari

3 Day Uluru Explorer

Experience the adventurer’s ultimate escape in Central Australia with Advanced EcoCertified Wayoutback Desert Safaris. Travelling with a maximum of 16 guests, traverse the outback in purpose-built 4WD vehicles, crossing cattle stations and dry riverbeds. Sleep around the campfire, under clear outback skies in comfortable swags or for those seeking comfort, choose our permanent tents complete with beds at our remote, private campsites. Be prepared, one night we will be camping wild!

Explore the wonders of the Red Centre on this three day camping safari from Alice Springs. Discover the World Heritage-Listed site of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with an experienced guide in a group with a maximum of 24. View the Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunset with nibbles and sparkling wine to celebrate the setting hues. Marvel at the sunrise as it stripes over the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta before setting off on a hike to the ‘Valley of the Winds’. Discover Kings Canyon's sheer rock walls and ancient plant life and embark on a four mile hike to magical Watarrka National Park.

Experience, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon as well as the rare opportunity to visit our hosts at Oak Valley Aboriginal community. You will tour their land, observing rock art and gaining an insight into bush tucker as well as living off the land. Incorporating the West MacDonnell Ranges, this safari is ideal for those seeking to experience Outback Australia whilst embracing the spirit of adventure.

Accommodation is in quality private campsites with permanent tents and includes linen, lights and fans. Tasty meals include Outback Pride bushtucker produce accompanied by wine with evening meals. Departing daily from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Resort, the tour concludes in Alice Springs.

Price based on camping tour code: W05

Operated by Wayoutback

Australian Safaris

From £680 per person

Price based on camping tour code: AR3

Operated by Adventure

Tours Australia Group

From £423 per person www.worldmarkettravel.com


88 Alice Springs Accommodation

Northern Territory Desert Palms Resort

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs

Set against the majestic MacDonnell Ranges, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is a first class hotel committed to excellent service and innovation in environmental practices. All rooms have balconies that either overlook the MacDonnell Ranges or the hotel’s heated swimming pool. Rooms are all air-conditioned and feature high speed internet and 24-hour room service. With facilities including the popular Hanuman restaurant, gym, spa, sauna and two tennis courts, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is an excellent choice in Alice Springs.

STAY 3

PAY 2

From £126 per room per night

Chifley Alice Springs Resort The Desert Palms Resort, as the name suggests, provides a cooling, peaceful setting with over 700 palm trees and trailing bougainvilleas creating a colourful atmosphere. Situated in the Mt. John Valley tourist precinct, the property fronts the Todd River and backs onto the beautiful Alice Springs Golf Course. Just five minutes from the centre of Alice Springs and 500 yards from Lasseter’s Casino, the location is ideal for visitors.

Conveniently located only five minutes’ walk from the town centre, Chifley Alice Springs Resort is situated on the banks of the Todd River. It offers friendly outback service combined with modern, comfortable facilities. With 139 stylish guest rooms, the resort's facilities include 24-hour reception, complimentary wireless internet access, swimming pool, guest laundry, restaurant and bar. Try riding a camel down a dry riverbed or flying in a hot air balloon above the MacDonnell Ranges; these are just some of the activities possible from this comfortable base. From £113 per room per night

The 80 individual studio villas allow guests complete privacy, with palm trees creating a secluded ambiance. The villas are self-contained with kitchenettes, verandahs, en-suite bathrooms and Wi-Fi. There is also secure off street parking outside each villa and a licensed mini-mart for convenience. The large undercover barbeque area and the attractive pool with island, gazebo, waterfall and footbridge create a true oasis in the desert.

STAY 4

PAY 3

From £95 per room per night

Aurora Alice Springs

Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge

This vibrant property is the only accommodation situated on Todd Mall in the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct. The Aurora Alice Springs is a popular choice for tourists wishing to discover both the town and the stunning Outback. It houses a courtyard, pool areas and the not-to-be missed Red Ochre Grill restaurant, renowned for its innovative, contemporary and native cuisine. Red Ochre Grill also features one of the finest collections of Central Australian photography by Ken Duncan.

Situated at the base of the stunning MacDonnell Ranges, Heavitree offers a unique Australian Outback accommodation experience. Although the hotel is only a three-minute drive from central Alice Springs, a free shuttle bus service to the town centre is available for guests on weekdays. The Heavitree Gap Tavern & Bistro is a great spot for enjoying wonderful food and entertainment (including Outback music) every Wednesday to Sunday night from April to September. Guests should not miss the chance to hand feed the wild black-footed rock wallabies.

From £104 per room per night

Standley Chasm www.worldmarkettravel.com

From £76 per room per night


Northern Territory

89 Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kings Canyon Accommodation

Longitude 131°

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge specialises in traditional Aussie hospitality in the Red Centre. You can choose between the hotel accommodation with comfortable, affordable rooms or the lodge with hostel style dormitories. Taste Australia’s pioneering past as you enjoy a beer at the “do it yourself” Outback BBQ & Bar. Swap stories of your day’s adventures, or sing along with the entertainment on offer every night. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant over a buffet dinner.

From £165 per room per night

Sails in the Desert Hotel Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Voyages Longitude 131° offers immersion in the wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, complete with private views of the sun rising and setting over majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock). This intimate experience offers exquisite food and wine, an exclusive touring programme and an unforgettable encounter with this spirited land. Included in the tariff is accommodation, all meals, a select range of premium alcoholic beverages, an exceptional touring programme designed exclusively for Longitude 131° guests and return Ayers Rock Airport transfers. Longitude 131° is as far from anywhere else as you can be and as close as possible to serenity. Rejuvenation for the body, stimulation for the mind, liberation for the spirit; this is what you will encounter at this outstanding resort.

Sails in the Desert is Ayers Rock Resort's premium hotel. Immerse yourself in the beauty of an ancient world within the sanctuary of this hotel which has been named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof. The interior decor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture with artworks featured throughout the public areas and in the private rooms. Relax in beautifully appointed rooms, enjoy a cocktail in the lovely grounds, or sit back and relax under the magnificent white sails.

From £1,179 per room per night

From £385 per room per night

Desert Gardens Hotel

Kings Canyon Resort

A comfortable and stylish hotel at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel offers a range of attractive accommodation options, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rock-view rooms. Nestled amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, the hotel setting ensures that guests can relax in the comfort of their own room with private balcony or unwind near the pool over sunset cocktails. With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within the resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, action-packed days are bound to be part of the experience.

Kings Canyon Resort is located in Australia’s Northern Territory, between Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock). The sensitively designed property is situated in Watarrka National Park, just 5.5 miles from the magical sandstone formation of Kings Canyon. Experience the Rim Walk by climbing to the top of Kings Canyon to view the spectacular sunrise or sunset. Kings Canyon Resort is an oasis in the outback for visitors wishing to return to a luxury retreat after an active day of hiking through the rugged terrain of Watarrka National Park.

From £233 per room per night

From £189 per room per night

Sunset lookout at Kings Canyon www.worldmarkettravel.com


90 Darwin & Australia's Top End

Northern Territory

D

arwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, enjoys a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle. Perched on a peninsula with sea on three sides, Darwin is the departure point for exploring the awe-inspiring attractions of World HeritageListed Kakadu National Park, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks, the Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land. The traditional land owners are the Larrakia Aboriginal people. Sunny Darwin, with its cultural attractions, colourful eateries, galleries and museum merits a sojourn.

Kakadu National Park

Darwin Package

World Heritage-Listed Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park, covering more than 7,300 square miles. Recognized for both its natural and Aboriginal cultural significance, this wetland paradise is home to savannah woodlands, rivers, floodplains, mangroves, mudflats, crocodiles and colourful birds.

From £579 per person Day 1: Transfer by shuttle coach to your hotel before beginning the afternoon tour. Visit the Botanic Gardens, Stokes Hill Wharf Precinct, Mooring Basin and the Museum Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Day 2: Venture to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and gain insight into the cultural and historical significance that the Park holds for its traditional owners. Join a guided boat cruise on Yellow Water, look out for the powerful saltwater crocodiles, diverse birdlife and beautiful waterlilies. After lunch, travel to Nourlangie art sites and view the ancient artwork. The unique x-ray style works record the traditional cultures, changes and evolution of the land and people over the last 40,000 years.

Litchfield National Park Luxuriant Litchfield National Park is home to a plethora wildlife which roam, swim and flutter across changing terrain, including monsoonal rainforests, dazzling hot springs, spring-fed creeks, huge cycad groves and historic tin mines. The Tabletop Range Escarpment, with its imposing sandstone outcrops, is one of the highlights.

Day 3: Travel to Ubirr to see preserved Aboriginal rock art before joining an Aboriginal guide for a cruise on the East Alligator River. Learn of the flora, fauna, Aboriginal mythology and history of the region and by special permission, take a short walk into Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre and stop at Window on the Wetlands for a glass of wine while watching the changing light of day over the wetlands. Return to Darwin.

Tiwi Islands Located 50 miles north of Darwin, the Tiwi Islands are covered in dense rainforest fringed with sandy beaches and rock pools. Comprising Melville and Bathurst Islands, the islands are renowned for their traditionally colourful Aboriginal arts and crafts as well as their warm hospitality.

Arafura Sea

Timor Sea

Kakadu National Park

Arnhem Land Bordered by Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria, Arnhem Land is a majestic land of wild coasts, deserted islands, rivers overflowing with fish, lush rainforests, soaring escarpments and savannah woodland. This is an authentic place for discovering Aboriginal crafts as traditional culture remains largely intact.

Gibb River Geikie Gorge

Great Sandy Desert

Lake Argyle

Torres Strait

Gulf of Carpentaria

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NORTHERN TERRITORY Darwin and Australia’s Top End

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Northern Territory Kakadu National Park

91 Darwin & Beyond Touring

Tiwi Aboriginal Culture Experience

Travel on the Arnhem Highway across the Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains. Stop at Nourlangie Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch join your local guide for a cruise on the legendary Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and myriad tropical birds. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Take advantage of the optional, spectacular 50-minute scenic flight over Kakadu.

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £151 per person

Litchfield National Park Make your way (own expense) to the General Aviation Terminal, Darwin Airport by 7.30am for the start of your authentic tour. Depart at 8am for the 30-minute flight to Bathurst Island to join a guided journey through the contemporary Aboriginal community of Nguiu.

Visit Litchfield National Park's beautiful falls with the opportunity for scenic bush and monsoon vine forest walks. View Florence Falls from above before making your way down to the plunge pool below for a refreshing dip. Travel to Buley Rockhole (when accessible) and visit Tolmer Falls to observe the cascading waters. Venture to Wangi Falls for another swimming opportunity and an optional walk through the lavish rainforest. A picnic lunch is included.

Visit the museum to discover the traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi ‘Dreamtime’ stories and the Early Mission Precinct with its unique Tiwi style Catholic Church. Visit the Arts and Crafts Centres for the opportunity to purchase authentic Tiwi arts and crafts at island prices. At morning tea, spend time with our guides and Tiwi ladies enjoying billy tea and damper. Witness traditional totem dances and hear about the meanings behind them. Attend a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors. Visit a Tiwi burial site and learn some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani Poles (burial poles). Price based on tour code: TIB1

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £105 per person

Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £416 per person

2 Day Kakadu & Alligator River

First stop is at the Adelaide River War Cemetary, a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940s. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterhole beneath Edith Falls (conditions permitting). Visit the Nitimiluk National Park Information Centre before enjoying lunch aboard a two hour cruise through magnificent Katherine Gorge. Your driver/guide will then give you a brief tour of the historic Outback town of Katherine. On return to Darwin, travel via Pine Creek, before an evening stop at Adelaide River.

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £153 per person

Big Croc Feed Experience Day 1 - Travel across Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains to Kakadu National Park. Take a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. After lunch, join the legendary Yellow Water Billabong Cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and colourful tropical birds. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to view the informative displays and exhibits depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people.

Crocosaurus Cove allows visitors a unique, close-up view of massive saltwater crocodiles, hatchlings and juveniles, right in the heart of Darwin. Introduced for the first time in 2012, the Big Croc Feed Experience offers guests an exciting behind the scenes' tour. Hold unique critters from the reptile house, get your feet wet in the aquarium and participate in feeding some of the largest crocs on the planet. The tour runs for 75 -minutes and includes full-day entry as well as express entry to the Fishing for Crocs platform. Tours depart daily at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm. Operated by Crocosaurus

Cove

From £53 per person

Day 2 - This morning stop at Ubirr with a short walk to view rock art. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles. We have an Aboriginal guide with us and with the special permission of the local people, we will be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. Note: November - April: access to Ubirr and East Alligator River is not always possible. Alternative touring will be arranged.

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £294 per person www.worldmarkettravel.com


92 Darwin & Beyond Touring

Northern Territory

4 Day Brolga Dreaming - Camping

3 Day Top End Highlights

This safari in Australia's Northern Territory, known for its spectacular landscapes, World Heritage-Listed National Parks and remote towns, captures the essence of the Territory.

Day 1 - Journey to Australia’s northernmost tropical wetlands region, the Mary River Floodplains and cruise on part of Australia’s most extensive swamplands' system. Travel to World Heritage-Listed Kakadu National Park. Visit Bowali Visitor Centre and learn about the X-Ray and Mimi style Aboriginal rock art sites at Ubirr.

Spend four days and three nights exploring Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks (Katherine Gorge) travelling on outback tracks, swimming in pristine waterfalls and gaining an insight into the indigenous culture that makes this place so unique. Highlights of this experience include 4WD tours to Twin and Jim Jim Falls, searching for crocodiles on a cruise along the Mary River and witnessing 1000 year old rock art at Ubirr before paddling or cruising Katherine Gorge. Travel in small intimate groups of 16 guests, sleep in permanent tents complete with beds or for the more adventurous, spend a night under the stars in an Aussie swag after enjoying a hearty campfire cooked meal at our private campsites.

Operated by Wayoutback

Australian Safaris

From £839 per person

Day 2 - Travel south in the park to Gunlom Falls. After a relaxing dip in the pools, we head through the township of Pine Creek. Travel on to Katherine and join the Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Cultural Dinner Cruise on Katherine Gorge. Day 3 - Depart Katherine and travel to the Adelaide River War Cemetery, the resting place for many Second World War soldiers and civilians killed in the 1942 air raids on Darwin. Continue on to Litchfield National Park and visit Buley Rockhole, Florence Falls and Wangi Falls where you can enjoy a swim or nature walk.

Operated by AAT

Kings

From £859 per person

3 Day 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Safari - Camping

3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Safari

Explore Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks over three days/two nights. Travelling with a maximum of 16 guests in purpose built 4WD vehicles, explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park, World Heritage-Listed for both its cultural and natural significance.

Explore the tropical Top End with one of our experienced guides. Verdant Litchfield National Park is the first stop for visiting Florence Falls and the natural Buley Rockhole spa where you can take a refreshing dip.

Travel along rocky 4WD tracks and search for crocodiles on a cruise in the Mary River Wetlands. Swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park and learn about the Aboriginal Dreamtime from your guide. During the Northern Territory dry season, visit Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls both of which are spectacular and remote. During the warmer summer months visit a variety of waterfalls in the park as they come to life with the plentiful supply of water. Sleep in our comfortable permanent campsites or sleep out under the starry skies.

In Kakadu National Park, cruise the magnificent wetlands, home to saltwater crocodiles, shining lilies and amazing birdlife. Step out and hike to Ubirr to view ancient Aboriginal rock art and admire the striking views across the plains. Continue your 4WD adventure, combining this with a short ferry ride and walk to the imposing Twin Falls. Safari accommodation is in comfortable, twin share permanent tents furnished with linen and lights. The tour departs Darwin from June to November, with a host joining the guide for groups of eight or more passengers.

Ask about an accommodation upgrade for those hot summer months. Price based on camping tour code: NTK3

Operated by Wayoutback www.worldmarkettravel.com

Australian Safaris

From £437 per person

Operated by Adventure

Tours Australia Group

From £412 per person


Northern Territory

93 Darwin Accommodation

SKYCITY Darwin

Darwin Central Hotel

SKYCITY is Darwin’s only premium beachside resort, located a few minutes from the city centre.

Darwin Central Hotel, a contemporary, executive boutique property, enjoys an unrivalled position in the heart of Darwin. This environmentally friendly property is the ideal place for both leisure and business travellers and is within easy walking distance of banks, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, restaurants and shopping.

The property features boutique style accommodation (where all room types have their own balconies), five restaurants, five bars including Darwin's only swim up bar, outside dining, 24-hour casino and entertainment complex and day spa with eight treatment rooms. The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, complimentary scheduled transfers to the city four times a day as well as complimentary valet and on-site parking.

The hotel takes pride in offering the highest level of customer service to guests who appreciate its contemporary style and friendly, relaxed setting. Darwin Central Hotel is a sophisticated city space; the essence of a city sanctuary.

With an abundance of leisure activities from which to choose guests can relax by the infinity pool or new lagoon pool with its own man-made 30 metre white sandy beach, enjoy a complimentary game of tennis or golf, or make the most of the 24-hour entertainment programme.

STAY 4

PAY 3

From £122 per room per night

Adina Apartment Hotel & Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

STAY 4

PAY 3

From £138 per room per night

Mantra on the Esplanade

Overlooking Darwin Harbour and the Arafura Sea, Mantra on the Esplanade is an ideal location for relaxing and enjoying the magnificent sunsets. This stylish hotel offers hotel rooms and one, two and three bedroom apartments, all of which reflect the local, laidback tropical style. Apartments feature large private balconies, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry which are complemented by facilities and services such as an outdoor swimming pool, spa, 24-hour reception and room service, beauty salon and tour desk. Finz Restaurant and Bar offers contemporary à la carte cuisine. From £105 per room per night

Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin

Adina Apartment Hotel & Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront are located in Darwin's newest hot spot. The two hotels share this prime position which is blessed with picturesque water views. The properties are on the fringe of Darwin’s city centre and are ideally located for enjoying Darwin’s interesting restaurants, boutique shops and seafront promenade. Adina Apartment Hotel boasts 121 studios, one and two bedroom apartments with fullyequipped kitchens and Vibe Hotel offers 120 guest rooms. Both hotels feature 24-hour reception, restaurant and bar, gymnasium, swimming pool, car parking and dry cleaning services. Unwind at the pool or check out the many boutiques, cafés and attractions close by. Access to the Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, Larrakeyah, Stuart Park and Darwin’s city centre is easy from this ideal location. From £114 per room per night

Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin enjoys an ideal location next to tropical parklands offering ocean views and neighboring, action-packed Mitchell Street adorned with cafés, eateries and bars. Boasting a large outdoor pool, comfortable rooms and a friendly relaxed atmosphere, the hotel provides an excellent setting for making the most of a Top End vacation. Dine in Sirocco restaurant on a sumptuous Mediterranean menu with a Northern Territory twist. At Holiday Inn, kids stay and eat for free.

STAY 4

PAY 3

From £83 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


94 Darwin & Beyond Accommodation

Northern Territory

Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin

Value Inn

Located in the heart of the city, Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin is an inner city oasis. Close to key attractions, the property provides privacy in a lush setting. Designed around resort style swimming pools and waterfalls, the hotel has a tropical feel whilst offering excellent leisure, dining and extensive conference facilities. Darwin, gateway to Australia, is a great place for viewing fiery, tropical sunsets. Other activities include shopping at local markets and checking out indigenous art galleries which offer an excellent choice of authentic Aboriginal art.

Value Inn offers affordable accommodation in the heart of Darwin's entertainment and shopping district. Air-conditioned, en-suite rooms sleep up to three people and include TV, tea/coffee making facilities and fridge. On-site facilities include swimming pool and barbeque area, with access to Value Inn's sister property, Melaleuca on Mitchell, which provides sundeck, spa and pool bar as well as laundry and kitchen facilities. Situated across from the Transit Centre, Value Inn is a great accommodation option for those on a budget seeking a central city location.

From £85 per room per night

STAY 4

PAY 3

From £83 per room per night

Aurora Kakadu

Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, Kakadu

A two hour drive from Darwin, Aurora Kakadu is the perfect place to unwind and relax whilst enjoying the many attractions offered by the famous World Heritage-Listed Kakadu National Park. Set in attractive and spacious tropical surroundings, the hotel provides guests with the chance to marvel at the stunning wildlife from the comfort of this special property. The grounds surrounding the complex offer an exciting opportunity to observe local fauna such as wallabies, corellas and magpie geese. All rooms have a private balcony or patio overlooking the grounds.

A Kakadu experience like no other, the indigenous Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn is the only deluxe accommodation in Kakadu. Relax in recently refurbished comfort, appreciate authentic indigenous art by local artists in the hotel gallery and explore the stunning surroundings of renowned Kakadu National Park. The friendly hotel staff are more than happy to provide you with touring suggestions. After an adventurous day, relax in the airconditioned comfort of Escarpment Restaurant and Bar or cool down with a refreshing swim in the shaded, outdoor pool.

STAY 7

PAY 6

Kakadu National Park www.worldmarkettravel.com

From £107 per room per night

From £194 per room per night


Northern Territory

95 Katherine Touring & Accommodation

About Katherine

Katherine is in the heart of the authentic Australian outback. Key attractions in the area include places of Aboriginal historic and cultural significance, historic sites, colourful birds and wildlife, impressive caves and gorges and for the adventurers, magnificent, unspoilt waterfalls, canyons and billabongs. Splendid Katherine Gorge, located in the Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park is a highlight of any visit. The main entrance to the National Park is situated 20 miles from the town of Katherine.

Katherine Gorge

Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise

Timeless Land 3 Gorge Cruise

This is the jewel in our selection of cruises. Discover the fascinating stories and ways of the Jawoyn people against the magnificent backdrop of rugged Nitmiluk Gorge in the Northern Territory. Experience the spectacular beauty of the gorge by candlelight whilst enjoying a delicious three course meal which includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and tea and coffee. A selection of sodas, wine and beer is available for purchase. More than a cruise, this is dinner with a difference, set to the romance and colours of this timeless land.

Prepare for a truly memorable experience on this tour through the first three gorges of the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge system in the Northern Territory. This four hour cruise passes immense sandstone cliffs that have been thousands of years in the making. The breathtaking views and eerie silence are reminiscent of another era in this special Top End land, where unique animals and birds are also in abundance.

Price based on tour code: NITSS

Operated by Nitmiluk

Tours

From £106 per person

Operated by Nitmiluk

Tours

From £57 per person

Cicada Lodge

Nitmiluk Chalets, Katherine Gorge

Cicada Lodge lies on the riverfront of the Katherine River, south east of Darwin. Set in the grounds of magnificent Nitmiluk National Park, the property is centrally positioned below the escarpment and the entrance to the Nitmiluk Gorge system.

Set in the grounds of the Nitmiluk Camping and Caravan Park to the south east of Darwin, Nitmiluk Chalets provide self-contained accommodation for visitors keen to explore the impressive gorges and waterfalls of Nitmiluk National Park, including spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge.

With only 18 rooms, Cicada Lodge has been designed in harmony with the natural environment. With the design accentuating and facilitating natural airflow, the panoramic windows create the visual effect of inviting the outside into each room. Cicada Lodge delivers a high standard of discreet service and is the only property of its kind in the Top End. This serene setting and surroundings ensure a memorable adventure exploring the awe-inspiring beauty of the park and gorges.

From £450 per person

A short walk from the start of the gorge system, the one or two bedroom chalets have a lounge and dining area, en-suite, kitchen and a spacious balcony for observing local wildlife, including wallabies in their natural habitat. Guests can unwind after a day’s exploring or relax and cool off with a snack or drink at the resort style swimming pool which has been attractively landscaped.

From £137 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


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ake a journey to a timeless land, of majestic Outback vistas, millions of years in the making. This is landscape on a grand scale, romantic and true, home to larger than life characters, each with a story to tell. Australia’s North West is one of the world’s last true wilderness areas and a great place to visit for authentic Aussie Outback adventure. Relax on the immense expanse of Cable Beach, be inspired by the Bungle Bungle Range and marvel at the rocky landscapes of Karijini National Park.

Broome Broome, an exotic pearling town with a colourful history, is home to some fine eco-resorts. Cable Beach, with 12 miles of white sand, kissed by warm, crystal waters, is an exquisite setting for watching the sunset on a balmy, tropical night. Whether it be pearl shopping or cocktail hopping, tropical bliss is guaranteed.

Bungle Bungle Range Viewed from the air, the Bungle Bungle Range is an awesome sight, rising 984 feet out of the plains. The orange and black stripes of these massive sandstone structures mask a world of gorges and pools with fan palms clinging to walls. This enthralling sight is a must.

10 Day Kimberley Explorer 4WD Self Drive From £1,745 per person Day 1: Broome to Mt Hart. Depart Broome and stop in Derby. Continue on the Gibb River Road. Day 2: Mt Hart to Mt Elizabeth Station. Continue off road along the Gibb River Road, stopping at Galvans Gorge and Barnett Gorge before arriving at your destination – the Mt Elizabeth Station. Day 3: Mt Elizabeth Station to El Questro. Continue driving the Gibb River Road. Depart Mt Elizabeth Station and travel past Home Valley and follow the turn-off signs to Voyages El Questro Station. Day 4: El Questro Wilderness Park. Day at leisure to explore El Questro. Day 5: El Questro Wilderness Park to Kununurra. Travel to Kununurra to restock supplies and fuel before heading to Kelly’s Knob Lookout to watch your last sunset in the Kimberleys. Day 6: Kununurra to Katherine. The Victoria Highway will take you through the town of Timber Creek and the Gregory National Park before reaching Katherine. Day 7: Katherine to Kakadu National Park. Travel north to Pine Creek on the Stuart Highway and then turn onto the Kakadu Highway. Day 8: Kakadu National Park. You have a full-day to explore Kakadu National Park. Day 9: Kakadu National Park to Darwin. Depart Kakadu via the Arnhem Highway and stop at the Bark Hut. Continue on until you reach Darwin.

Timor Sea Kakadu National Park

Kununurra Kununurra is a great base for venturing out to Purnululu National Park, Lake Argyle, Mitchell Plateau, the Ord River and the Argyle Diamond Mine. The word Kununurra means ‘big water’ in the language of Aboriginal locals for the landscape is dotted with gorges and waterfalls. Discover the famed local diamonds, shimmering in diverse shades.

Lake Argyle Gibb Bungle River Bungles Geikie Gorge

Gelkie Gorge National Park Geikie Gorge National Park is the most accessible National Park in the Kimberley. Geikie Gorge was carved by the Fitzroy River through an ancient limestone reef, approximately 350 million years ago. The river’s tranquil water abounds with fish and myriad colourful birds shelter on the tree-lined banks with colourful cliffs as a backdrop.

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Western Australia

97 Kimberley Touring

13 Day Kimberley Complete

The popular Kimberley Complete provides an in-depth experience of this magnificent region. Discover the scenic gorges of the Gibb River Road, the vibrant Aboriginal culture of the Mitchell Plateau and the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park. Explore cascading Mitchell Falls, cruise through Geikie Gorge and tour Kununurra and the Ord River. Set off on the legendary Gibb River Road to marvel at the sheer cliffs and white sands of Windjana Gorge and the cool waters of Tunnel Creek. Explore the waterholes of Bell Gorge and travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to Galvans and Barnett River Gorges. Ascend the Mitchell Plateau and view rare Wandjina and Gwion (Bradshaw) art. Spend a full-

day discovering the majestic Mitchell Falls (including a scenic helicopter flight) before crossing into El Questro Wilderness Park with over 1500 square miles of Kimberley wilderness. Hike into Emma Gorge, soak in thermal pools at Zebedee Springs and admire Lake Argyle before embarking on an Ord River cruise. Enter Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park and hike into Echidna Chasm, Piccaninny Creek and the spectacular Cathedral Gorge. Next stop is the unusual China Wall and then on to Fitzroy Crossing to explore Geikie Gorge aboard a cruise along the Fitzroy River. Concluding in Broome, the tour includes 12 nights’ accommodation including two nights at APT’s exclusive Wilderness Lodges: Bell Gorge, Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungle. Price based on tour code: GKC13

Operated by APT

Kimberley Wilderness Adventures

From £4,984 per person

15 Day Top End and Kimberley Discovery

On this complete Australian outback experience, you will visit the Mitchell Plateau, Purnululu National Park, Kakadu National Park and much more over two unforgettable weeks. With overnight accommodation in hotels and exclusive wilderness lodges and touring and meals included, you will discover the majesty of Australia's Top End and Kimberley regions. Whether you are interested in Aboriginal culture, local wildlife or the incredible land and rock formations, this tour covers it all at a leisurely pace enabling you to relax and take in the sights.

travellers. Hike among the famous Bungle Bungle domes along Piccaninny Creek and into Cathedral Gorge to join the legendary Gibb River Road to El Questro station, a million acre cattle station in the heart of the Kimberley frontier. Swim in the pools above Mitchell Falls before embarking on a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls which is included as part of the trip. At Windjana Gorge, observe ancient marine fossils embedded in gorge walls and look out for freshwater crocodiles lazing on the banks of the Lennard River. This aweinspiring adventure departs Darwin and concludes in Broome.

Explore galleries of ancient Aborginal art, cruise along rivers keeping an eye out for fascinating wildlife and visit Arnhem Land and other remote regions inaccessible to most Price based on tour code: GKD15

Operated by APT

Kimberley Wilderness Adventures

From £7,216 per person www.worldmarkettravel.com


98 The Kimberley Touring

Western Australia

Broome to the Bungle Bungle Range

2 Day Bungle Bungle Complete

New landscapes even more impressive than the last unfold day by day on this journey from Broome along an unforgettable five-day trail leading deep into Purnululu National Park.

This journey offers spectacular views of magnificent Purnululu National Park and the Argyle Diamond Mine from a unique perspective – by air.

Walk by torchlight through Tunnel Creek, hike to see the dramatic cliffs of Windjana Gorge and onwards to Purnululu National Park to marvel at the hauntingly beautiful striped beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range.

Take a scenic flight to one of Australia’s last frontiers, World Heritage-Listed Purnululu National Park. Together with the local guide, walk up the dry bed of Piccaninny Creek for a close inspection of the ranges' striped domes. Visit stunning Cathedral Gorge where your guide will bring the natural history of the Bungle Bungle domes to life.

Enjoy two nights in tented en-suite cabins at APT’s exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge in the heart of the National Park. Cruise Geikie Gorge with its two toned walls and see the unusual quartz formation of China Wall. If time is of the essence, this tour is ideal as it covers many of the Kimberley’s highlights in style.

Stay overnight at Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, then on day two hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into magical Echidna Chasm. After a delicious picnic lunch, wander down an ancient river bed to pretty Mini Palms Gorge before your scenic flight back to Kununurra, where the tour concludes.

Price based on tour code: GBR5

Operated by APT

Kimberley Wilderness Adventures

From £1,636 per person

Price based on tour code: GBUP2

Operated by APT

Kimberley Wilderness Adventures

From £1,364 per person

Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Located in the World Heritage-Listed Purnululu National Park in the Kimberleys, Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge sets a high standard. Our ‘leave no trace’ philosophy helps protect this pristine land. Guests will treasure this wonderful outdoor environment and enjoy spending time around the campfire in the evenings after dinner, relaxing and stargazing under the midnight blue night skies. Visitors can choose between two categories of accommodation in this exquisite bush experience: standard or superior king tented cabins, both of which are surrounded by natural beauty.

Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge is an indigenous-owned site which affords magnificent views of the King Leopold escarpment. Located just off the Gibb River Road in the King Leopold Ranges close to the Imintji Aboriginal community, the lodge is well placed for visiting some of the Kimberley’s striking gorges. Featuring delicious home style meals, the lodge offers 24 tented cabins with twin beds, en-suites and private decks. Key attractions of the Western Kimberley are within easy access including Bell, Galvans, Barnett River and Windjana gorges as well as Tunnel Creek.

From £356 per person

From £231 per person

Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge

Mt Hart Homestead

Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge is the Kimberley’s best kept secret. The Lodge’s location close to spectacular Mitchell Falls and next to a swimming hole on Camp Creek makes it ideal for discovering this majestic region. Offering a touch of luxury in the wilderness, this remote property is surrounded by beautiful bush land. Guests can explore this magnificent area, cool off in the camp waterhole, or take a short trip to admire the mighty Mitchell Falls as they cascade over the plateau’s edge, into the Mitchell River in the far north of Western Australia.

Mt Hart Homestead is set in heart of the spectacular King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park, off the Gibb River Road in the Kimberley. Its close proximity to key tourism attractions makes it an ideal base for exploring this striking region. The secluded outback homestead comprises two sites; the first is a re-creation of the original working cattle station homestead and the second is the original one itself. Both sites offer rustic ambiance, exceptional hospitality and comfortable double or twin rooms which are close to shared facilities.

From £231 per person www.worldmarkettravel.com

From £282 per room per night


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Western Australia

Kimberley Accommodation & Cruising

Pinctada Cable Beach Resort & Spa

Cable Beach, Broome

Pinctada McAlpine House Inspired by Pinctada maxima, the shell which nurtures the world’s most beautiful pearl, Pinctada Cable Beach has been created to nurture you. This award-winning, new luxury spa resort offers an intimate environment which reflects the unique beauty, heritage and culture of historic Broome. From the original art to the hand selected décor and customised Pinctada furniture, every detail reflects the palate and textures of the Kimberley, while generously sized guest rooms capture natural light and Indian Ocean breezes. Indulge your senses with a meal at the award-winning SELENE Brasserie or rejuvenate your spirit at the world-class day spa featuring LI'TYA Spa Care from the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Pinctada Cable Beach epitomises the spirit of relaxation. Enquire about the Pinctada Seasonal Special.

Pinctada McAlpine House and Captain Kennedy House provide luxurious accommodation in Broome, Western Australia. A century old, these two exquisite houses are the legacy of master pearler, Captain Herbert Kennedy. Pinctada McAlpine House has been transformed into an award-winning boutique hotel with only eight rooms. Each one has its own individual style as well as a private outdoor area, blending a sense of space and escape with intimacy and serenity. This contrasts with the diverse experience of total seclusion offered by Captain Kennedy House. From £147 per room per night

From £149 per room per night

Seashells Broome

Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary

Located 300 yards from dazzling Cable Beach, Seashells Broome is a five minute drive from Broome airport and the town centre. Colourful tropical gardens surround the one, two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments and bungalows. All feature a kitchen, laundry, private balcony or verandah, free in-house movies, cable TV, DVD player, iPod docks, broadband internet, air-conditioning and in the one bed apartments, a spa bath. Facilities include outdoor heated/chilled pool, spa, paddling pool, playground, barbeques, resort shop, tour desk and free parking.

Set around a huge tropical lagoon type pool, Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary is a luxury resort offering apartment style accommodation with resort style facilities. The resort is only a short walk from the shimmering sandy shores of Broome’s Cable Beach. Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary is comprised of studios and self-contained one and two bedroom apartments as well three bedroom freestanding villas. This is an ideal base for exploring historic Broome and the Kimberleys.

From £156 per room per night

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From £150 per room per night

Rocks at Gantheaume Point, Broome www.worldmarkettravel.com


100 Broome Accommodation

Western Australia

El Questro Wilderness Park

Home Valley Station

Stretching across one million acres, magnificent El Questro Wilderness Park is one of Western Australia’s most loved tourism icons. Combining the attributes of a working cattle station with comfortable accommodation, the park offers a truly quintessential Kimberley experience.

Home Valley Station is a working cattle station that takes pride in providing guests with the ultimate Australian Outback experience. Located on the Gibb River Road in the East Kimberley in Western Australia, the station features luxurious Grass Castle Suites on the Bindoola Gorge, comfortable Homestead Guesthouse Rooms, safari-style Eco Tents and camping in two stunning locations. Dining is at the iconic Dusty Bar and Grill with live local entertainment.

At El Questro Homestead, guests enjoy luxury in the setting of the rugged Kimberley landscape. Catering to a maximum of 18 guests, the homestead is an all-inclusive retreat, cantilevered over the magnificent Chamberlain Gorge. Hidden within the wilderness of the spectacular Cockburn Ranges, Emma Gorge offers 60 comfortable, safari style tented cabins, all with private facilities.

Home Valley Station is an outback adventure playground offering tours which include mini musters, station tours, fishing and sunset viewing over the Cockburn Ranges. Experience some of nature's most breathtaking combinations of towering gorges, sparkling waterholes, ever-flowing rivers, untouched beaches, billabongs, waterfalls and majestic ancient landforms and ranges.

The Station, the central hub of El Questro Wilderness Park, offers air-conditioned bungalows on the river, some accommodating up to six people. This is an ideal family product. From £189 per room per night

Pinctada Kimberley Grande

From £95 per room per night

10 Night Kimberley Expedition Cruises

By day, immerse yourself in the ancient landscape of the Kimberleys. By night, soak up the classic Outback hospitality of Pinctada Kimberley Grande. This 72 room homestead style resort at Kununurra is the ideal base for discovering the grandeur of the untouched Kimberley region. All the graciously sized spa suite and guest rooms reflect the peace, space, colours and textures of the landscape. Guests can cool off in the 82 foot swimming pool, admire the fascinating art collection and savour the regionally inspired menu. Enquire about the Pinctada Seasonal Special. From £140 per person

Kununurra Country Club Resort Discover Western Australia’s outback Kimberley Coast, one of the world's most remote and spectacular wilderness areas, aboard the award- winning Coral Princess or state of the art flagship Oceanic Discoverer, Australia’s pioneers of small ship cruising.

Kununurra Country Club Resort is a relaxing sanctuary from which to explore Australia’s magnificent northwest. This modern, award-winning resort features stylish rooms set amongst tropical gardens. After a long day exploring the impressive Bungle Bungles and the Kimberley World Heritage area, the resort provides a real retreat. All rooms are airconditioned and include all modern comforts, including TV, DVD player and Foxtel. Cool off in the swimming pool or at one of the three on-site bars or indulge yourself at the restaurant, the choice is yours. From £151 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com

Coral Princess Cruises’ 10 night Kimberley expedition cruises depart between April and October each year to visit the ancient coastline between Darwin and Broome. Explore the region’s striking natural beauty, including the world’s oldest Aboriginal rock art sites, rarely seen native wildlife, towering waterfalls and natural phenomena such as Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef. Both ships travel with a fleet of Zodiacs and Xplorer excursion vessels. Your guides and naturalists will acquaint you with the region’s native marine, bird and wildlife, providing insights that only genuine local knowledge can deliver.

Operated by Coral

Princess Cruises

From £5,051 per room per night


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5 Day South West Splendor Self Drive

ome of Australia's best beaches, combined with bustling markets, inner city parks, outdoor dining and amazing marine adventures are to be found in Perth. The modern city of Perth is the gateway to the extensive southwest coastal and inland area. From towering native forests to whale watching, fine regional produce, wine, art galleries, boutiques and serious surfing, the south west of Western Australia offers a top blend of exciting travel experiences.

From £411 per person Day 1: Perth – Busselton 138 miles Collect your hire vehicle and depart Perth heading south to the historic city of Fremantle. Travel south on the Bussell Highway, through the Stuart Forest National Park, to the town of Busselton. Day 2: Busselton – Margaret River 30 miles A thriving destination for nature and wine lovers alike. There are several beautiful limestone caves in the area. You may wish to take a scenic drive through the Bonarup Karri Forest and visit the Bonarup Lookout at the southern end of the forest.

Margaret River The beautiful Margaret River region offers a wide variety of attractions, including the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay and the ancient cave-carved Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. Bordering tall forests and the sea, the region is well known for its awardwinning wines, fine food, surf beaches and arts. The region has become a mecca for local artists.

Day 3: Margaret River - Pemberton 86 miles Depart Margaret River this morning on your drive to Pemberton. Pemberton, steeped in timber lore, is the best place to experience the magic of the magnificent karri forest. Extensive karri and marri forests grow in the district, enhanced by clear streams, cascades and a wealth of wildflowers in the spring. Day 4: Pemberton – Albany 56.5 miles Today drive from Pemberton to Albany past the towns of Northcliffe, Walpole and Denmark. Albany was Western Australia’s first settlement and was once a major whaling centre. In the town itself there are over 50 historic buildings.

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Steeped in history, Rottnest island is the only place in the world where the marsupial quokka can be viewed in its natural habitat. Pristine and unspoilt, the island provides an ideal environment for cycling, swimming or walking to explore the beaches and settlement. Off the coast of Fremantle, the island is a jewel in the Indian Ocean.

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102 Perth & Beyond Touring

Western Australia Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise

City of Lights Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a full-day cruise upstream into the picturesque Swan Valley with morning tea onboard, followed by cheese and biscuits with premium tastings of the ‘Wines of the Month’. Disembark at the prestigious Sandalford Winery to sample some of the excellent wines before cruising downstream to Waters Edge Estate. Here you will enjoy a delicious three-course lunch overlooking the majestic Swan River and taste a selection of wines in the underground cellar. Surprise entertainment is included on the journey home, making this a truly memorable occasion. Price based on full-day cruise including lunch

Operated by Captain

Cook Cruises Perth

From £116 per person

Perth, Fremantle & Swan Valley with Swan River Cruise Perth’s longest running dinner cruise is a great way to see the impressive "City of Lights" skyline after sunset. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere whilst the attentive crew takes care of all your needs. Upon arrival at your table, enjoy freshly baked breads and olive oil. The cold selection features gourmet salads and mixed continental meats whilst the hot buffet offers tempting dishes such as freshly carved beef, barbequed chicken and a range of vegetarian dishes. Complete your dining experience with an array of fresh fruit, wicked gateaux and coffee. Waters Edge Estate wines are served throughout the journey, together with house beer and sodas. Live entertainment from the crew completes this delightful three hour cruise. Music during the cruise is provided by the resident pianist or DJ.

Spend a full-day exploring Perth - highlights of this well-rounded tour include Kings Park Botanic Gardens with views of the Perth city skyline from the Tree Top Walkway. Visit the historical port of Fremantle on the mouth of the Swan River (option for a river cruise). Visit Swan Valley, Australia’s oldest wine growing region. You will also stop at Margaret River Chocolate Company and a leading winery. Visit Caversham Wildlife Park, see koalas, kangaroos and an Australian farm show with sheep shearing. Free time is given in Perth to purchase lunch (own expense).

Price based on 3 hour cruise including dinner

Price based on tour code: PFSV

Operated by Captain

Cook Cruises Perth

From £85 per person

Unleash your adventurous spirit with the breeze in your hair as you cycle your way around picturesque Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth. Alternatively, combine both bike and snorkel for an unforgettable land and sea experience. Don’t waste valuable time waiting in queues, book a bike before you go. Ride straight from the jetty for breath taking views, secluded bays and stunning beaches. Rottnest is a fascinating destination, juxtaposing convict history with its unspoilt natural environment. Look out for endemic and unique wildlife such as quokkas on your journey. Price based on tour code: DR2

Express

Tours

From £137 per person

1 Day Margaret River, Caves, Wine & Busselton Jetty & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Experience Rottnest - Bike, Ferry and Snorkel

Operated by Rottnest

Operated by Pinnacle

From £116 per person

Known as one of Australia's finest wine regions, the Margaret River area south of Perth is blessed with natural beauty. This tour covers a diverse range of activities including wine tastings, a guided tour through Mammoth Cave and a walk through the main street of Margaret River. Following on from this is a drive through the beautiful Boranup forest with its massive Karri trees and a visit to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. A visit to picturesque Busselton Jetty and a buffet picnic lunch are also part of the day’s pleasures. Price based on tour code: MR Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

From £150 per person

1 Day 4WD Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Boarding Adventure

Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers & Aboriginal Cultural Tour

This fabulous day tour explores the renowned Pinnacles Desert north of Perth. The highlights of this tour to the amazing moon-like landscape with limestone spires include off-road driving and sand boarding on huge white sand dunes at Lancelin. Spanning over a mile in length, these mighty dunes are fun to ride and climb. Caversham Wildlife Park is the place for hand feeding kangaroos, photographing koalas and meeting Western Australia's wildlife close up. Endemic wildflowers can be viewed seasonally. The tour includes a buffet lunch, expert commentary and entry fees.

The journey travels through Western Australia's sunny wheat belt region to view the amazing natural monument which is Wave Rock, southeast of Perth. The visit to the Dog Cemetery, a tribute to more than 80 Australian working sheepdogs, is a highlight. The tour passes historic York and stops at Hippos Yawn for photos. After a delicious picnic lunch, the tour continues on to explore important geological formations, including The Humps, Gnamma Holes and Mulka's Cave. Learn about local Aboriginal sacred sites and admire the State’s brilliant wildflowers when in season.

Price based on tour code: P3

Operated by Pinnacle www.worldmarkettravel.com

Tours

From £151 per person

Price based on tour code: WR

Operated by Pinnacle

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From £150 per person


Western Australia

103 Perth & Beyond Touring

3 Day Margaret River & Tree Top Walk

Walk amongst some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world in majestic Boranup forest, the home of the Karri Tree. South of Perth, the forest harbours endemic flora, including the 200 foot Gloucester Tree which daredevils may wish to climb. Climb up into the canopy to obtain a bird's eye view, 131 feet above the forest floor on the Valley of the Giants Treetop walk, and walk amongst Tingle Trees on the ancient Empire Walk. At Mammoth Cave, there is an ancient underground world to discover inside its confines. Panoramic ocean views await photographers at the historic Cape Leeuwin lighthouse where the Southern and Indian Oceans entwine. The south west's rugged wilderness and reputation

for fine living come together on this three day tour. Local produce features in cheese tastings and chocolate tastings at factories in the Margaret River area, and a delicious lunch is served on the wilderness cruise. This exciting tour includes luxury coach travel, accommodation, a wilderness cruise at Nornalup Inlet which is known for its rich and diverse marine life, sheep dog and sheep shearing demonstrations, a guided cave tour and most meals.

Price based on tour code: 3MRT

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

From £720 per person

3 Day Pinnacles, Kalbarri and Monkey Mia

This luxury coach tour heads north from Perth to the traditional lobster fishing town of Port Denison which is our picturesque lunch setting on the water. The journey continues across the Greenough Flats, known for their unusual leaning trees, to the World Heritage-Listed area of Shark Bay. Our choice of accommodation at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort or similar ensures that we are close to the beach and ready for a short early morning walk to see the glorious dolphins arrive. The morning is spent at the water’s edge, admiring and encountering the wild but curious Monkey Mia dolphins. Denham is our lunch stop before we head onto incredible Shell Beach and the Stromatolites and then south to Kalbarri. The area is carpeted in pretty

wildflowers between July and October, with more than 12,000 species covering over 771 square miles during certain months. Magnificent rocky landscapes at Hawks Head and spectacular red river gorges in the Kalbarri National Park are other highlights. Accommodation is at Kalbarri Edge Resort or similar. On the homeward journey, view scenic coastal gorges and stop for lunch at the rock lobster fishing village of Cervantes, the gateway to the renowned Pinnacles Desert. The eerie desert houses an amazing moon-like landscape which is one of Australia's most mystical experiences. A walk amongst these daunting limestone spires is a great way to end the tour before returning to Perth. Price based on tour code: 3DMM

Operated by Pinnacle

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From £836 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


104 Perth Accommodation

Western Australia

Hyatt Regency Perth

Pan Pacific Perth

Overlooking the picturesque Swan River, Hyatt Regency Perth is a short walk from the Central Business District and a 20-minute drive from Perth Domestic Airport. The hotel offers all the amenities associated with Hyatt worldwide. Completely renovated in 2011, the hotel's main attributes include the spacious guest rooms, the choice of dining options (including the award- winning Café, Joe's Oriental Diner and PSB - Plain Street Bar) plus the excellent leisure facilities such as the fitness centre, the outdoor heated 65 foot pool, sauna and floodlit tennis court.

Pan Pacific Perth is centrally located a short walk from the city’s bustling shopping, dining and entertainment districts. The 486 guest rooms and suites have been thoughtfully designed to maximise guests’ comfort. Inspired by our desire to create outstanding cuisine, Pan Pacific Perth offers a range of delicious dining options. After a full-day of travelling or sightseeing, relax in the outdoor pool or enjoy the fully-equipped 24-hour fitness centre with steam rooms and day spa facilities.

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From £180 per room per night

From £174 per room per night

Duxton Hotel Perth

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth Scarborough

The Duxton Hotel Perth offers guests quality accommodation in the heart of the city. With 306 refurbished rooms, ranging from Deluxe Rooms through to Club Rooms and Suites, the hotel offers a wide choice to suit most needs. Facilities include 24 hour reception and room service, restaurant and bar, on-site gym with sauna and steam room, outdoor heated pool and spa and a business centre. Close to the picturesque Swan River, the hotel is ideally situated for visiting Perth's shopping precinct and entertainment venues, making it a great base for exploring the city.

The prime beachside location of Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth Scarborough is complemented by the smart design and modern technology of the 336 luxuriously renovated rooms and suites. Top class facilities include Pines Restaurant, Lobby Lounge and K1 Bar, as well as a heated pool, floodlit tennis courts and Vanilla face+body spa. Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth Scarborough’s two large ballrooms and 14 meeting rooms cater for 680 guests, making it an ideal place for tailor-made events.

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From £197 per room per night

From £129 per room per night

Adina Apartment Hotel Perth, Barrack Plaza

Travelodge Perth

Ideally located in the heart of Perth, Adina Apartment Hotel Perth, Barrack Plaza is a contemporary apartment hotel close to shopping areas such as Murray Street Mall. It is opposite Perth's central railway station and a short stroll from the Barrack Street Ferry Terminal. Many of the apartments enjoy stunning views over Northbridge and the city. This comfortable apartment hotel features a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry, Foxtel cable TV and broadband internet access.

The modern Travelodge Perth is centrally located in the heart of the city with convenient access to Perth’s key attractions such as the Perth Concert Hall, WACA Ground and shopping malls. The hotel is known for offering comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. All guest rooms have recently been fully refurbished, transforming them into intimate and stylish accommodation. The lobby, restaurant and bar have also been refurbished making Travelodge Perth one of the freshest hotels in Perth.

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From £241 per room per night

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From £181 per room per night

Rendezvous Studio Hotel Perth Central

Goodearth Hotel Perth

Completely renovated, Rendezvous Studio Hotel Perth Central is a modern property which is conveniently located in Perth’s Central Business District. With a choice of 103 recently refurbished rooms and apartments, this is a smart address which has been designed to suit guests’ needs. The stylish Straits Café and The Bar are ideal for enjoying an elegant meal, evening drinks or an al fresco dining experience. Rendezvous Studio Hotel Perth Central can provide tailor-made packages for up to 130 guests in the tastefully decorated meeting spaces.

The Goodearth Hotel provides excellent value accommodation in Perth. Centrally located, the hotel is close to the city centre, shopping, entertainment, nightlife, WACA sporting ground, Burswood Casino, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre and Kings Park. The majestic Swan River and historic Barrack Street Jetty are just a short stroll away. Each apartment features a fully-equipped kitchenette, air-conditioning/heating, wireless internet access, Foxtel and in-house movies. Facilities include a licensed restaurant and bar, hairdresser/beauty salon and 24-hour reception.

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From £129 per room per night

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105 Perth & Beyond Accommodation

Sullivans Hotel

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Sullivans is a family owned hotel situated in Perth's premier location which adjoins Kings Park with views over parklands to the city skyline. Ideally positioned for leisure travellers, Sullivans is an easy stroll from the city centre or can be reached with the free CAT bus service which is invaluable for travelling in and around the city centre. Providing comfortable standard or deluxe accommodation, the hotel offers great value with exceptional service. Free services include Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, parking, internet terminal, guest bicycles and in-house movies.

The award-winning international Esplanade Hotel Fremantle is ideally located in the heart of the historic, port city of Fremantle. The hotel is only 20-minutes from the chic city centre and within easy walking access to galleries, cinemas, museums, markets, shopping, fashionable bars, restaurants and cafés. The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle comprises 300 well-appointed guest rooms, most with private balconies, bath and some with spa baths. In addition, the recreation facilities include two restaurants, a bar, two swimming pools, three outdoor spas, fitness centre and sauna.

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From £131 per room per night

From £163 per room per night

Pullman Resort Bunker Bay

Seashells Mandurah

A pristine paradise in the Margaret River Wine Region, this beachfront resort borders the glorious white sands and crystal clear waters of Bunker Bay and the Indian Ocean. Enjoy walking through 14 hectares of landscaped native gardens or visit one of the 90 wineries nearby. The resort features beautifully appointed studio, one, two and three bedroom villas in contemporary Australian architectural style. Facilities include heated infinityedge swimming pool, tennis court, gym, award-winning day spa as well as a restaurant and bar overlooking the azure Indian Ocean.

Enjoying a splendid location right on the beachfront, Seashells Mandurah is adjacent to the marina and is a pleasant 50-minute drive from Perth. Breathtaking ocean or marina views are a key aspect of the one, two and three bedroom apartments and luxurious beach villas. Rooms feature a kitchen, laundry, private balcony, bath spa, in-house movies, cable TV, iPod dock, broadband internet and air-conditioning. Facilities include a sparkling outdoor heated pool, spa, barbeques, tennis court, conference facilities and complimentary parking. Housekeeping is on a weekly basis.

From £182 per room per night

From £146 per room per night

Seashells Yallingup

Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough

Located in the pretty Margaret River wine region south of Perth, the property offers studio spa rooms and one and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments with kitchen and laundry. A short walk to surfing Yallingup Beach, Seashell Yallingup’s features include private balconies with garden views, free in-house movies, cable TV, DVD player, iPod docks, broadband internet, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, tea/coffee facilities, weekly housekeeping service, a restaurant, bar, conference facilities, guest lounge with fireplace, barbeques, tour desk and free parking.

Situated two hours’ drive from Perth, Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough transports you to a world of luxury and indulgence. The extensive facilities are set amongst exquisite, landscaped gardens which sweep down to the shores of Geographe Bay. These include the on-site Toby’s Restaurant & Bar, Escape Day Spa, tennis court, outdoor pool, spa, gym, volleyball court, children's playground and barbeque area. Combine this with your choice of accommodation in either the attractive studio rooms or fully selfcontained two bedroom apartments to create a superb holiday experience.

From £183 per room per night

From £95 per room per night

Seashells Scarborough

Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

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Situated directly opposite attractive Scarborough Beach, these stylish two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments enjoy spectacular Indian Ocean views. Accommodation features include a kitchen, laundry, private balcony or courtyard, free in-house movies, cable TV, DVD player, iPod dock, broadband internet, weekly housekeeping and tea/coffee facilities. Other facilities include an outdoor heated pool, sauna, barbeques and complimentary parking. Beachfront restaurants, cafés, bar and shops are just outside the door and the city of Perth is a short 20-minute drive.

From £178 per room per night

PAY 4

Close to the centre of Perth north of Scarborough Beach, Sorrento Quay offers luxury hotel rooms and spa apartments featuring ocean views. This picturesque beach setting makes it an ideal romantic getaway. The comfortable two bedroom apartments are suitable for a family holiday. The complimentary parking, on-site restaurant, Foxtel, Wi-Fi, heated outdoor pool, spa, sauna and barbeque area are just some of the facilities which make this an attractive holiday experience.

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Western Australia

Western Australia Coral Coast

Monkey Mia

Commencing at Cervantes with the haunting rock formations of the Pinnacles, the Coral Coast region stretches north to Exmouth, home of the renowned Ningaloo Reef. The region offers contrasting experiences and interactions with a variety of marine life, including the wild dolphins at Monkey Mia, sea lions, manta rays, dugongs and humpback whales. Australia’s Coral Coast is one of the few places where you can swim with the world’s largest fish, the graceful whale shark. Treasured creatures, turquoise seas and shimmering sands combine to make this a special destination.

Whale Shark Discovery Day Tour

Join Ocean Eco Adventures for a Whale Shark Discovery from April to early August. With transfers from Exmouth included, board the well appointed 59 foot vessel to experience the beauty of snorkelling alongside whale sharks with the use of a private spotter plane to locate them. Snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef and search for turtles, dolphins and dugongs. This is an intimate experience with a maximum of 18 snorkellers on each tour. Delicious gourmet food with fresh Western Australian produce is a feature of all tours as are the research programmes conducted onboard. Operated by Ocean

Eco Adventures

From £276 per room per night

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Bayview Coral Bay

Dolphins are just the beginning. Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is the only place to meet the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia and the experience is free. With beachfront accommodation in the heart of Shark Bay World Heritage area, the resort includes a variety of rooms, from comfortable backpacker rooms to luxury villas. Rooms are fresh and air-conditioned, with a modern design and a range of features for optimum comfort. On-site facilities include swimming pool, artesian spring hot tub, bar and restaurant.

Bayview Coral Bay is a great place for immersing yourself in the wonders of the colourful Ningaloo Reef. Located at the southern gateway of this unique marine environment in Western Australia's tropical north, Bayview offers a variety of air-conditioned accommodation to suit any budget, including self-contained two and three bedroom villas, motel style studio units, chalets, basic cabins and camping grounds. Guests can relax by the pool or on the idyllic beach, enjoy a boat tour, snorkel over the magnificent reef or simply sit back, relax and do nothing at all.

From £201 per room per night

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From £171 per room per night

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef Resort

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive wilderness camp hidden amongst the dunes on the edge of one of the most pristine reef systems in the world. Bringing ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ to Western Australia’s remote coral coast, the property hosts nine safari tents, raised boardwalks, solar power and rigorous water management ensuring that the camp’s ecological footprint is minimal. The high standard of comfort is complemented by the delicious bush cuisine, with a hint of native produce and matched by premium wines, which has been created by the resident chef.

Ningaloo Reef Resort’s beachfront accommodation is the ideal place for unwinding and experiencing Western Australia’s very own tropical playground, Ningaloo Reef in Coral Bay. Ningaloo is best known as the home of the hauntingly beautiful whale sharks. The resort features motel style accommodation designed to provide a relaxing and comfortable environment during your stay. On-site facilities include swimming pool, manicured lawns, picturesque gardens and a barbeque area; all less than 100 steps from Ningaloo Reef.

From £1,011 per room per night

From £164 per room per night

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Day 4: This morning, head south to the pretty Clare Valley. Visit the Heritage-Listed village of Mintaro and enjoy a walk around the historic buildings which are all within the vicinity. Day 5: Make the most of the morning to discover the Clare Valley including The Riesling Trail which runs for 15.5 miles between the towns of Clare and Auburn. Return to Adelaide. NORTH COURSE

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Situated in the untouched Eyre Peninsula west of Adelaide, the rugged Gawler Ranges were formed by volcanic activity 1,500 million years ago. Glistening, massive salt lakes contrast with red desert earth and blue skies. Wildlife teem around and over impressive rock formations in this peninsula which is also a haven for export-quality seafood.

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The famed Barossa Valley is home to many awardwinning wines. One of the best wine producing regions in Australia, the Barossa is steeped in history and tradition. Undulating hills and quaint towns provide cellar door and Barossa label food experiences to add pleasure to any vacation. Fine dining, cycling and tastings are all part of the fun.

Day 2: Travel to Wilpena via Melrose. This exquisite setting at the foot of Mount Remarkable is surrounded by virgin National Park. The iconic North Star Hotel is a great spot for a drink or bite to eat. Then continue north to the quaint former railway town of Quorn and on to Wilpena Pound in Flinders Ranges National Park.

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Day 1: Take the picturesque route through the Adelaide Hills, via Chain of Ponds to Williamstown. After Lyndoch, attractions and wineries abound including Elderton Wines, Penfolds Wines and Wolf Blass Visitor Centre.

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One of Australia's premier wildlife destinations, Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness. Brimming with wildlife including thousands of koalas, the island is also a place of exquisite beauty. Rolling sand dunes, soaring cliffs, dense forest, wetlands and pearly white beaches combine with fine local produce and wines to enhance the experience.

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outh Australia is where unique wildlife, timeless outback landscapes and rugged seascapes converge with historic wine valleys and gourmet food experiences. The stunning island wilderness of Kangaroo Island combines with that of the Eyre Peninsula to produce close and authentic wildlife encounters. Adelaide, the gateway to the ancient Flinders Ranges, is also the gateway to 200 cellar doors and the home of the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal artifacts at the South Australian Museum.

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South Australia

Adelaide City Highlights

Glenelg, Adelaide

Barossa and Hahndorf Wine Experience The coastal city of Adelaide is noted for its many festivals, food, wine and the arts as well as its long expanses of beautiful beachfront. Visit Light's Vision where Colonel Light stood and planned the city; here you can enjoy the best views of Adelaide as well as historic Adelaide Oval. Drive past Adelaide’s cultural precinct of North Terrace, St Peters Cathedral and Victoria Square, before travelling through the city’s wide streets on the way to iconic Haigh’s Chocolate Factory. Continue your journey to picturesque Glenelg, Adelaide’s premier seaside suburb. Take a walk along the jetty, check out the boutiques on Jetty Road, sip a coffee or explore the local attractions. Return to Adelaide for a free afternoon, visit the giant pandas at the Zoo, or extend your stay at Glenelg Beach and make your own way back on the Glenelg to Adelaide tram service.

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Sightseeing

From £67 per person

Morning Dolphin Cruise and Swim Discover one of Australia's best known wine regions on this full-day tour to the historic Barossa Valley outside Adelaide. The first stop is at Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre where you will have the opportunity to take a tour, sample this iconic brand's wines in a structured tasting and enjoy morning tea overlooking the vinyards.

The Morning Dolphin Cruise and Swim out of Adelaide is an absolute must-do while visiting Australia. Dolphins are one of the earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures so join a Temptation cruise to swim with these wild creatures; this is something that you will remember forever. Temptation is a 59 foot sailing catamaran that operates from Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg. Temptation has been operating the swims for over 10 years and still has a 100 per cent success rate of seeing dolphins, as the gulf is home to thousands of them.

A visit to Mengler Hill Lookout provides sweeping views over the valley before heading to Saltram Wine Estate at Angaston. Learn more about Saltram's 150 year history and taste some of the delicious wine from the cellar door. Enjoy a sumptuous two-course Barossa lunch at The South Australian Company Store in Angaston. After lunch the tour winds through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement. Meander through this charming village to explore the many shops and galleries packed with local art and craft and produce.

Price based onfull-day cruise including transfers

Operated by Temptation

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Sailing

From £104 per person

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Sightseeing

From £124 per person


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South Australia

Adelaide & Beyond Touring

3/4 Day Sealion and Outback Experience

Murray River Cruises

This tour offers an amazing diversity of wildlife in numbers rarely seen elsewhere in Australia. Close to Port Lincoln, the extraordinarily beautiful South Australian outback contrasts the colours of red sands and rocky gorges, blue skies and the glistening white salt of massive Lake Gairdner. It is one of the few places where three large species of macropods can be seen together. Emus are common and cohabitate with 140 species of birds in a background of brilliant, spring wildflowers. The combination of wild koalas at Mikkira Station and swimming with sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay means you will experience almost everything that Australia has to offer in types of wild animals.

Discover the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic South Australian Outback, its unique flora and fauna, the rich legacy of old riverside ports and indigenous culture aboard the paddlewheeler, Murray Princess.

Accommodation is at Kangaluna, a luxury standing camp with private facilities. Enjoy the brightness of the stars, the unpolluted sounds of nature and the intoxicating colours of the changing landscapes.

Three night cruise departs Mannum Friday 4.30pm. Returns Monday 9.00am. Four night cruise departs Mannum Monday 4.30pm. Returns Friday 9.00am. Seven night cruise departs Mannum Monday and Friday 4.30pm. Returns Monday and Friday 9.00am.

Included in the cruise are all meals, an exciting selection of tours on shore, guided nature walks and eco-excursions, onboard presentations, use of spas and saunas, Captain's Dinner & Cocktail Party, live entertainment, 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar, as well as complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or car parking in Mannum.

Price based on tour code: 3SLE

Operated by Gawler

Ranges Wilderness Tours

From ÂŁ1,256 per person

Price based on 3 night discovery cruise inside cabin

Operated by Captain

Cook Cruises South Australia

From ÂŁ619 per person

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South Australia

Kangaroo Island Highlights

2 Day Kangaroo Island Coast to Coast

Discover the highlights of South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination, Kangaroo Island.

On this two day small group, guided tour you will experience the wildlife and spectacular coastal scenery of beautiful Kangaroo Island.

At Seal Bay Conservation Park, enjoy a walk on the pristine beach amongst a colony of wild Australian sea lions in the company of a National Parks’ ranger. Marvel at the sea lions as they frolic and laze about on this stunning beach or in the sand dunes, before travelling on to Vivonne Bay Bistro for a delicious two course lunch. Koala gazing amongst the eucalypts at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is the next stop on this day tour of island treasures. Spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park, where you can walk on spectacular Remarkable Rocks, with its great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Stroll down Admiral’s Arch boardwalk on a rugged cliff face to admire this rock archway which is a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals.

On day one, visit Clifford’s Honey Farm then travel onto Vivonne Bay Bistro for a two course lunch. After lunch visit pristine Seal Bay for a guided beach walk amongst a colony of wild Australian sea lions. Visit the fascinating Birds of Prey free-flight demonstration before heading to Kingscote to watch the pelican feeding. Overnight accommodation of your choice is included. On day two, visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Parndana Wildlife Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where you will enjoy a two course lunch. Walk amongst the trees to look for koalas nestled in the eucalypts. After lunch, travel to Flinders Chase National Park where you will be taken to the rugged southern coastline for a walk on Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch.

Price based on full-day tour including lunch, tour code: HTCC including return ferry crossing

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Island Sealink

From £173 per person

Price based on tour code: CCCC including return ferry crossing

Operated by Kangaroo

Island Sealink

From £369 per person

Kangaroo Island Overnight Wildlife Experience

2 Day Highlights of Kangaroo Island

See Australian sea lions, kangaroos, koalas and native Australian birds in the wild.

On day one, head off on a small group 4WD island nature experience to discover Kangaroo Island’s hidden secrets. Encounter wildlife in their natural habitat, starting at Seal Bay with a memorable walk with your guide along the topaz beach to admire wild Australian sea lions. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at an exclusive Heritage-Listed property, whilst keeping an eye out for cuddly koalas. Explore the spectacular north coast and with dusk falling, spot kangaroos leaving the bush to graze. Travel on to your accommodation for the evening. On day two, observe playful New Zealand fur seals at Admirals Arch and marvel at impressive Remarkable Rocks. Relax with a gourmet lunch in a secluded bush setting whilst remembering to look out for koalas in their treetop habitat en route. Visitors are allowed to enter, by permit, the Kelly Hill Conservation Park to observe kangaroos grazing on the open plains.

At spectacular Seal Bay your guide will escort you on a beach walk to see wild sea lions as they bask on the beach and frolic amongst the sand dunes. Admire these wonderful, endangered creatures from a safe distance. Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic lunch with complimentary wine at our exclusive, Heritage-Listed natural bush property. Set off on a pleasant bush walk after lunch and then head on to explore the spectacular beaches of the north coast. Listen for the rare Kangaroo Island Glossy Black Cockatoo and watch for Tammar Wallabies in their natural habitat. Later in the afternoon, spot kangaroos leaving the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures before you arrive at your overnight accommodation. Return to Adelaide the following day. Price based on tour code: KI21FF including return flights from Adelaide

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Island Odysseys

From £649 per person

Price based on tour code: KI23CC including return ferry crossing

Operated by Kangaroo

Island Odysseys

From £738 per person


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111 Adelaide & Beyond Touring

2 Day Kangaroo Island Wanderer

Since 1986, Exceptional Kangaroo Island has been the first choice for visitors wishing to engage with the landscape, culture and history of Kangaroo Island. Operated by local couple Craig and Janet Wickham, the company offers experiences on a small group or private basis, focused on the strong nature-based attractions for which the island is known. This can also include family friendly activities and the emerging food, wine and arts culture on the island. Join a small group of like-minded travellers exploring Kangaroo Island with one of Australia's leading tour companies. Your exceptional local wildlife guide will host you through a conversation (not a commentary) exploring not only the iconic landscapes but also the backtracks of this large and diverse island. Travel in 4WD comfort and enjoy nature and hospitality in equal measure with good food, good wine and wildlife in the wild.

After breakfast on day two, travel to Flinders Chase National Park, a vast wilderness reserve that offers habitat for the rare Cape Barren geese, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, platypus and a myriad of bird species. Break for morning tea and visit Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and the fur seals before enjoying a picnic in the bush featuring the best of local produce. In the afternoon, sample more of Kangaroo Island before returning to your overnight accommodation (dinner, bed and breakfast). On day three, enjoy breakfast before a short transfer to the airport to connect with your Adelaide flight to continue your Australian adventure.

On day one you fly to Kangaroo Island and meet your wildlife guide. Explore different habitats seeking out koalas, wallabies and kangaroos in the wild with morning tea en route. Enjoy an elegant lunch in the bush and visit the Australian sea lions. Learn about the history and culture of the Island before meeting your hosts for dinner, bed and breakfast at your accommodation overlooking the ocean. Operated by Exceptional

Kangaroo Island

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112 Adelaide Accommodation

South Australia

InterContinental Adelaide

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Adelaide

At InterContinental Adelaide, we understand our guests' desire to be connected to what’s special about a destination. Our staff are pleased to be able to share their local knowledge with guests to ensure that they have a holiday with a difference. Set on the leafy banks of the sunny River Torrens, adjacent to the Adelaide Convention Centre and the Casino, the 367 rooms and suites feature uninterrupted views across the historic and cultural city of Adelaide. For dining, try the award-winning Japanese cuisine in Shiki or a sumptuous buffet selection in Riverside.

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Adelaide is a charming, boutique hotel which tastefully blends contemporary design with opulent European style. Located in the heart of the 'city of churches', the gateway to the famed Barossa Valley wine and food district, this cosmopolitan hotel provides a range of elegant guest rooms and suites, all within easy walking distance of the Gouger Street Restaurant precinct, the cultural boulevard of North Terrace and Rundle Street Mall shopping. This discrete property has a heated indoor pool, gym, business centre and 24-hour in-room dining.

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From £194 per room per night

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Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury

The Sebel Playford Adelaide

Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury is superbly located in Adelaide’s centre, adjacent to Town Hall. This exquisite former Treasury building overlooks Victoria Square and is close to Rundle Street Mall. With comfort and style at a premium, the property is well situated for exploring one of the best markets in the nation; Adelaide’s Central Market with its magnificent array of fresh local produce. Other attractions such as the museum and art gallery are close by as is the tram for exploring the picturesque beachside suburb of Glenelg. Extensive facilities include a pool and gymnasium.

This stylish, boutique hotel is set in Adelaide’s vibrant North Terrace, opposite the Adelaide Convention Centre and Casino. With major tourist attractions, shops and restaurants close to hand, the hotel blends contemporary style with character and elegance. Featuring beautifully appointed rooms and suites, lavish amenities, exquisite cuisine and top facilities, the hotel has received many awards, including silver in 'Luxury Accommodation' at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, 2009 – 2011.

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Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

Crowne Plaza Adelaide is centrally located on Hindmarsh Square, a short walk from Rundle Street Mall shopping precinct and Adelaide’s popular East End cafés and restaurants. Offering modern accommodation and leisure facilities, including swimming pool, spa, gym, sauna and steam room, Crowne Plaza Adelaide also has wireless internet throughout the hotel. Showcasing modern Australian cuisine and the best of South Australian wine, Redsalt restaurant is a great place for enjoying alfresco dining. Map Page 107 Reference 5

From £163 per room per night

Oaks Horizons The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is the award-winning flagship property of Majestic Hotels in Adelaide.

Oaks Horizons is a charming, boutique hotel conveniently situated in the heart of Adelaide, opposite the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Festival Centre and casino. The lively Rundle Street Mall shopping precinct is within easy walking distance. One of the newest hotels on North Terrace, the property offers one and two bedroom contemporary, spacious apartments with full kitchen and laundry facilities together with individual balconies. Guests enjoy access to broadband internet, indoor heated lap pool, sauna, plunge pool, gym and steam room.

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Opened in 2004, this attractive, boutique hotel features king-size beds throughout, minibar, restaurant, 24-hour room service, secure parking, free Wi-Fi and a location that is hard to beat. Situated only yards from vibrant Rundle Street in Adelaide’s East End, the hotel is just a few feet from trendy bars, fine dining, casual restaurants and eclectic shopping. Rundle Mall shopping precinct is a further five minutes' walk and the historic Art Gallery of South Australia, University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum are close by. Plus you can expect the usual conveniences you would expect from a 4.5 star hotel such as 24-hour reception, security card access, business centre, mini-gymnasium, outstanding in-house restaurant and on-site secure parking.

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113 Adelaide Accommodation

Oaks Plaza Pier

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley

From its stunning location on the beachfront of Adelaide’s popular seaside suburb of Glenelg, Oaks Plaza Pier offers scenic ocean views with luxurious one or two bedroom apartments with spacious balconies. Adjacent to Holdfast Marina and overlooking Glenelg Beach, Oaks Plaza Pier offers a comprehensive range of on-site guest facilities including an indoor heated lap pool, gymnasium, spa, plunge pool, sauna, steam room as well as a great choice of bars, restaurants and cafés. The property is close to boutiques, nightlife and public transport.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide is a beautifully restored, neo-Georgian building in the centre of charming Adelaide. With vibrant Rundle Street Mall shops, bars and cafés and Adelaide's bustling entertainment district a short walk away, this property provides an ideal location from which to explore this sophisticated city. After a day's sightseeing, escape to the hotel's spa, sauna and pool for some well-earned rest and relaxation. The more energetic might like to try out the gym.

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From £128 per room per night

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Grand Chifley Adelaide

North Adelaide Heritage Accommodation

Grand Chifley Adelaide is a comfortable hotel of superior quality, located on South Terrace opposite the parklands. Contemporary design is a feature of the hotel as are the balconies leading off every room. Facilities include 24-hour reception, complimentary parking, wireless internet and Foxtel. Dining options include the Zouk Restaurant and 24-hour in-room dining. The hotel is just a short walk to the free tram to Rundle Mall shopping precinct, the River Torrens, Adelaide Casino and Central Business District.

North Adelaide Heritage Group consists of 20 beautiful heritage self-contained properties situated in Adelaide’s most prestigious city precinct. Offering boutique accommodation experiences, all properties are spacious with romantic bedrooms, exquisite drawing rooms, equipped kitchens and feature Australian antiques. Properties include the Bishop’s Garden, Residency Penthouse, the Fire Station Inn with its 1942 International Fire engine and The Friendly Meeting Chapel. All are on the free city bus loop and close to vibrant North Adelaide’s shops, cafés and restaurants.

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Majestic Minima Hotel

BreakFree Adelaide

Adelaide’s first 24-hour self check-in hotel, the Majestic Minima is a three storey boutique property with 46 compact studio rooms measuring approximately 45 square feet. This property has set new trends in Adelaide and provides a hip alternative for the technologically savvy and budget conscious traveller. Located in the heart of cosmopolitan North Adelaide, the Majestic Minima Hotel is a compact boutique hotel that offers stylish yet inexpensive city fringe accommodation for a broad range of travellers. It is close to trendy boutiques, cafés and restaurants.

BreakFree Adelaide is an apartment hotel located in Adelaide’s West End, an emerging arts district of theatres, restaurants and entertainment. Accommodation in the contemporary, spacious apartments includes 142 studio and two bedroom apartments. All feature lounge and dining areas, private balconies, fully-equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. Wireless broadband internet, cable television and pay-per-view movies are also available. Guests will appreciate the hotel’s restaurant, which also offers room service.

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Adelaide Meridien Hotel & Apartments

Robe House

Positioned in the heart of trendy North Adelaide, the Adelaide Meridien Hotel & Apartments is set amongst leafy parklands with a selection of restaurants, cafés, galleries and boutiques nearby. All spacious rooms have recently been refurbished and offer 42 inch LCD televisions, iPod docking stations, mini-bars, tea/coffee making facilities and free wireless internet. The on-site Perfect Cup Café serves à la carte breakfast and casual style meals throughout the day. Dine alfresco on the deck or relax inside with a refreshing beverage in this fully licensed restaurant and bar. Complimentary on-site car parking is available.

Robe, four hours’ drive from Adelaide, is a small fishing and tourist village settled on the shores of Guichen Bay on the Limestone Coast, South Australia. Built in 1847 as the Government Resident's home, Robe House was the first building to be built in quaint Robe on the coast between Melbourne and Adelaide. The wide verandahs and thick stone walls, Robe House has now been tastefully converted into four luxurious self-contained apartments. All are fully-equipped with kitchen and dining facilities, with provisions for a country style breakfast delivered daily.

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From £100 per room per night

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114 Kangaroo Island Accommodation

South Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge

Widely regarded as Australia’s Galapagos and brimming with diverse wildlife and natural beauty, Kangaroo Island is just a short hop from Adelaide but a world away in spirit. From rugged landscapes and a fascinating history to world-class culinary producers and a star studded cast of wildlife, the island encapsulates the best of the mainland.

Contemporary design welcomes the outside in. Superbly appointed suites instil relaxed sophistication and feature bespoke furnishings, dramatic glass-surround bathroom, sunken lounge and private terrace with hypnotic Southern Ocean views. Guests are invited to enjoy the lodge as their luxe island home.

On the Island’s south-west coast where natural icons jostle and Antarctica is next stop on the horizon, the globally celebrated Southern Ocean Lodge offers unrivalled luxury in a uniquely Australian setting. Blending seamlessly with the pristine landscape overlooking limestone cliffs and white sandy beaches, the lodge commands spectacular panoramic vistas.

Exceptional guided adventures invite guests to experience abundant wildlife first hand (a walk amongst the sea lions is one of the island’s many privileges), whilst the secluded Southern Spa features signature treatments with Kangaroo Island botanicals to relax and rejuvenate.

At the heart of the lodge, the expansive Great Room offers cinematic ocean views for guests to enjoy exceptional island inspired dining in the restaurant, or a relaxed drink at the convivial open bar with an exclusively South Australian wine selection.

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A generous all inclusive rate, first name service and personalised experiential itinerary combine to offer the ultimate Kangaroo Island experience. Exclusive and awardwinning, Southern Ocean Lodge is Australian luxury defined.

From £1,521 per room per night


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115 South Australia Accommodation

Rawnsley Park Eco Villas, Flinders Ranges

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

With spectacular views of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding ranges, Rawnsley Park Station's luxury Eco-Villas provide the perfect base for exploring the breathtaking scenery of South Australia's Flinders Ranges. These stylish, environmentally friendly villas are set on a secluded site which is within easy reach of the station's facilities. A retractable ceiling panel enables guests to watch the stars from the comfort of their bed. Rawnsley Park Station has eight Eco-Villas with one or two bedrooms. These exquisite villas are 267 miles north of Adelaide.

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat is the ideal location for exploring the western part of this exquisite island; this is the gateway to Flinders Chase and home to Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. The retreat blends in with the natural environment in this wonderful setting where management is committed to environmental sustainability practices. The heart of the retreat is a native bush courtyard which is ideal for relaxing amongst the natural flora and fauna. Family friendly and suitable for children of all ages, the property is simplicity set in a beautiful landscape.

From £258 per room per night

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The Louise Barossa Valley

Set atop a gentle hill with sweeping vistas across the internationally renowned Barossa Valley, The Louise is an idyllic luxury vineyard retreat encompassing acclaimed on-site restaurant Appellation.

spa tubs, espresso makers and king beds with crisp linens complement each room. Additional features of some suites include outdoor showers, fireplaces, BOSE Wave CD player, iPod docking stations and a second LCD TV in the en-suite.

With a passion for fresh, local ingredients, executive chef Ryan Edwards and his team harvest from their kitchen garden, bake their own breads, butcher and cure their own meats and see wine and food as natural partners. Understated, informed service and intimate ambiance complement a seasonal menu and signature Chef's Tasting Menu. Appellation’s extensive wine list presents the best of the Barossa, Australia and iconic wines of the world.

With professional, attentive and caring staff who are keen to share their excellent local knowledge, The Louise is your entrée to the authentic Barossa wine region experience. Just one hour from Adelaide, The Louise is the food, wine and luxury accommodation destination for discerning travellers to Australia’s most famous wine region.

The Louise has just 15 suites offering absolute luxury, inspired design and extensive private guest space with individual terraces overlooking the surrounding vineyards and private gated courtyards. Soft contemporary furnishings, spacious en-suites with dual rain showers and From £294 per room per night

Aurora Ozone Hotel

Kangaroo Island Seafront

The hotel enjoys a stunning location on the foreshore at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island's main town. The Island has a worldwide reputation for its locally produced gourmet foods and wines, some of which are featured in the restaurant and bar. The property is well placed for visitors wishing to walk on the virgin beaches or discover the unspoilt habitat of the Island's native animals. Aurora Ozone Hotel has three sections: original, modern and townhouse. It has been developed to international standards to become a flagship in hospitality.

Kangaroo Island Seafront is ideally located in Penneshaw, the gateway to pristine Kangaroo Island. From its prime site, the hotel overlooks the magnificent Backstairs Passage and untouched beachfront. Guests appreciate the stunning, turquoise ocean views of the Island's pearly white beaches, rugged coastlines and teeming, unique wildlife. This is accommodation in an idyllic setting on the Esplanade, just half a mile from the Sealink Ferry Terminal. Discovering this Island paradise is an unforgettable holiday experience.

From £104 per room per night

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Hobart and Launceston

6 Day Tasmanian Highlights Self Drive

Historic Hobart is a reminder of Australia’s colonial past. Heritage buildings, quaint streets and prized waterfront locations can easily be accessed on foot. Picturesque Launceston is the state’s second city and as such is also steeped in history. Stately homes, fine period architecture and good living are all features of this elegant town.

From £582 per person Day 1: Launceston – Cradle Mountain 110 miles Collect your hire vehicle and drive west through undulating and at times, dramatic scenery. We have included two nights’ accommodation at Cradle Mountain Lodge, our preferred accommodation near the National Park. This is an experience to remember. Up

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West Coast Wilderness Railway

Gordon River Cruise

Ride a steam train more than 100 years back in time, to when pioneers forged a rail link between the mining town of Queenstown and the port of Strahan. This is one of the world's great railway journeys, authentically re-created with its many timber trestle bridges and the unique Abt rack and pinion system for the steep grades. The West Coast Wilderness Railway meanders through ancient wilderness, crossing the wild King River before climbing through sheer-sided rainforest gorges on its 21 mile journey. Lunch and interpretive guiding enhance the experience.

This memorable half-day cruise from Strahan on the comfortable Lady Jane Franklin II takes you deep into Macquarie Harbour. You will marvel at the perfect reflections of the Gordon River, stroll in magnificent, ancient rainforest to see 200 year old Huon pines, cruise past a working fish farm and visit Sarah Island (the site of a feared penal colony) to hear stories of convicts, seafarers and piners. Departs daily with lunch included. For real indulgence, try the Captain's Premier Upperdeck with complimentary premium Tasmanian wines and beers.

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Port Arthur Historic Site

4 Day Icons of Tasmania

The World Heritage-Listed Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Australia’s great travel experiences. This is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world. Situated one and a half hours’ drive south east of Hobart, this is an ideal destination for learning about Australia's convict past.

Experience the magic of Australia’s island state with a small group tour which enables visitors to experience pristine wilderness, unique wildlife, beautiful beaches, local history and the best of contemporary Tasmanian hospitality. Designed and operated by people who know and love Tasmania, this four day journey incorporates Tasmanian icons such as Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur convict ruins, Tasmanian devils, Hobart’s vibrant Salamanca Markets as well as some off the beaten track treasures.

The site is very large with over 30 historic buildings and ruins to explore. Other activities include guided tours, a harbour cruise, participation in the high-tech interactive installations at the Dockyard and Separate Prison as well as visits to furnished houses, the museum, convict study centre and convict gallery. Two cafés and a bistro provide refreshments whilst evening ghost tours and monthly paranormal investigations offer an unorthodox heritage experience. Private tours and private dining are available by prior arrangement.

Award-winning Premier Travel Tasmania is a specialist tour operator of international standard, offering premium, small group and specialised tours in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian. With a long standing commitment to service excellence and responsible tourism practices, the company is proud of its 15 year track record in delivering refined encounters in Tasmania.

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118 Hobart & Launceston Accommodation

Tasmania

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Lenna of Hobart

The Henry Jones is Australia’s first, dedicated art hotel. With an ingenious mix of contemporary design elements, traditional building structures and artworks throughout, the award-winning architecturally designed hotel is in itself a work of art. Standing in the historic position where Hobart was first settled 200 years ago, a row of historic 1820's warehouses and a former IXL jam factory have been sensitively transformed into an enthralling and luxurious, first class experience on the edge of Hobart’s waterfront.

Stately Lenna of Hobart is a modern hotel which has been designed using the original, beautifully preserved colonial mansion. The adjacent guest accommodation wing comprises 50 spacious en-suite rooms including five king suites, most of which offer pleasant views of the harbour, gardens, city or Mount Wellington. The Lenna mansion is Heritage-Listed and classified by the National Trust. Situated right in the heart of historic Sullivan´s Cove adjacent to fashionable Salamanca Place, Lenna is just a few minutes’ walk from the waterfront and city centre.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Wrest Point Hotel

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is situated overlooking Hobart’s historic and picturesque harbour. Ideally placed for exploring this quaint and pretty city, the hotel’s 243 rooms offer sweeping views of the meandering Derwent River, Mt Wellington or the city. Fine Tasmanian timbers, polished granite and local artworks add an elegant touch to every room. This deluxe hotel’s facilities include Restaurant Tasman and the Atrium Bar, as well as a fully-equipped gym, heated indoor pool, sauna and undercover car park.

With its spectacular location on the sparkling River Derwent, first class accommodation, fine dining, entertainment options and million dollar views from the window of every room, Wrest Point is the perfect choice for a memorable stay in Hobart. The variety of accommodation on offer includes superbly appointed rooms and suites in the Tower with spectacular sweeping views of Hobart and stylish Water Edge rooms with large picture windows overlooking the Derwent River.

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Innkeepers Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Hobart's waterfront is a vibrant location where the Old Woolstore's heritage façade masks one of Hobart's finest apartment hotels. Located five minutes' walk from Salamanca Place and only two blocks from the waterfront, this charming establishment offers a choice of rooms and spacious apartments featuring separate living area and fully-equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher. All guests staying at the property can enjoy complimentary parking and use of the on-site gym and guest lounge. Reception, room service and security all operate 24-hours.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston is one of the city’s premier hotels, offering superior accommodation right in the heart of charming Launceston. Featuring 165 rooms and a popular restaurant and bar, Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston has eight retail stores within the property. Offering a full range of services, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main shopping precinct, public gardens and other city attractions.

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Country Club Tasmania

Rydges Hobart

A true country retreat just a few minutes from Tasmania’s northern city of Launceston, Country Club Tasmania offers manor suites, deluxe rooms and self-contained villas at nearby Country Club Villas. Choose from five restaurants, four bars and a wide range of live entertainment. Dining options include the award-winning Terrace restaurant where you can sample exquisite, regional delights or enjoy casual dining with an alfresco touch at the Links Restaurant. Country Club activities include golf on the championship 18-hole golf course, pool and trail horse riding.

Rydges Hobart's Heritage-Listed buildings and antique suites capture the essence of picturesque Hobart and provide an ideal base for exploring the city's attractive sights. Situated one mile from the city centre, the hotel blends the ambiance of historic Hobart with modern comfort and the warmth and intimacy of a smaller hotel. The HeritageListed main building hosts The Manor Bar & Grill where guests can dine on sumptuous Tasmanian produce and fine local wines. Map Page 116 Reference 6

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Saffire Freycinet

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Saffire is an intimate sanctuary on Tasmania’s east coast, delivering an inspirational experience in sophisticated, coastal style. Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty.

Nestled high in the Tasmanian wilderness, on the edge of the World Heritage-Listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain Lodge brings you as close as you can get to the entrance of this spectacular national park. Set to this backdrop of breathtaking wilderness, the cosy cabins combine fine food and wine with comfort and landscape.

Featuring 20 luxurious suites, exclusive day spa, restaurant, guest lounge and bar, this new experience is a celebration of the art of service, internal and external well-being, local culinary delights, ancient landscapes and abundant wildlife. Saffire’s Signature Experiences have been exclusively designed to enable guests to discover the east coast in depth. Awaiting you is a world of deserted islands, wild bushland and secluded beaches to explore.

This iconic Australian wilderness property offers four types of private timber cabins, from contemporary Pencil Pine Cabins, to luxurious King Billy Suites. The lodge itself is warm and inviting with open fires, comfortable chairs and plenty of places from which to admire the picturesque views. With more than 20 walking trails around the lodge, there is something to suit all fitness levels. And for those just wishing to relax, indulgent treatments are on offer at the Waldheim Alpine Spa.

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Freycinet Lodge

Cradle Mountain Chateau

Set in Freycinet National Park on a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring the renowned Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. The site of these two room cabins was chosen to respect the environment of this rugged coastal bushland, on the shores of Great Oyster Bay. With two restaurants and a lounge bar, you can enjoy the freshest regional produce and fine wines while admiring the breathtaking sunsets. Venture out to discover a land of sea, sand and sky and enjoy the many activities on offer.

On the fringe of Cradle Mountain's Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain Chateau is the perfect base from which to explore the ice-carved mountain scenery of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area. The Chateau’s 60 beautifully appointed rooms and suites range from a comfortable deluxe room, to a split-level king spa room with a sunken lounge, king size bed and lavish bathroom spa. The Chateau is also home to The Wilderness Gallery, which showcases ten rooms of the world’s finest nature photography.

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Ormiston House

Strahan Village

Charming Ormiston House is located in Strahan, the departure point for Gordon River cruises. Based on the edge of a World Heritage area and surrounded by gracious 100 year old trees, this boutique property is one of Tasmania’s magnificent, stately homes. Lovingly restored with first class fittings, cosy bar and all modern comforts, this warm house has beautiful ground floor air-conditioned and en-suite bedrooms, off-street parking, guest laundry service and Wi-Fi. Guests are free to explore the museum or enjoy the roof deck. A hearty continental breakfast is included.

Set on the shores of Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s historic and spectacular west coast, Strahan Village is the gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area and as such, is the perfect base for explorating the region. Located on the waterfront, the individual cottages and terraces at Strahan Village remind you of the time when Tasmania's wild west was inhabited by miners, piners, fishermen and their families. The rooms and suites of the Hilltop have sweeping views over the water and magnificent sunset views from the private decks.

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120 Welcome to New Zealand Auckland Sophisticated Auckland is surrounded by beaches, misty rainforests dotted with hiking trails and a glorious harbour ideal for sailing. Add to this mix, fine food and wines, local arts and crafts and interesting boutiques, all in the context of a Polynesian ambiance and it is easy to see why Auckland is such a vibrant and enjoyable city.

Northland & Coromandel Rainforest-clad beaches and cosy coves border pristine ocean in this outdoor haven. Cycling, swimming and hiking combine with delicious local seafood and a vibrant arts community to make this a fascinating holiday experience. The area is home to some very important historic sites, including evidence of early Polynesian and European settlement.

Rotorua, Taupo & Hawke's Bay The heartland of New Zealand’s rich Maori culture, Rotorua is also known for its bubbling, geothermal activity. Volcanic action over millions of years has created a hauntingly beautiful landscape of mountains, lakes such as Lake Taupo and steaming earth in the surrounding area. Hawke's Bay highlights include its fine wines and art deco heritage.

Wellington Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, is also known as the arts and culture capital. An exciting blend of heritage buildings, museums, galleries, fine food and live entertainment make this city a great place to visit in any season. Part of Wellington's charm is its close proximity to nature as well as its picturesque houses set on steep hills.

South Island The compact South Island encapsulates adventures as diverse as glacier climbing, heli-skiing, trekking, cycling, rafting, cruising, bungy jumping and whale watching. The dramatic scenery changes from icecapped peaks, to flowing fiords, braided rivers and green, rolling hills sprinkled with vineyards which produce award-winning wines.

Christchurch & Canterbury The South Island’s largest city, Christchurch is gateway to ski fields, daunting mountains and picturesque lakes. History, heritage and the arts contribute to the refined lifestyle for which the city is known. Trams make it easy to get around this charming city which is on the banks of the meandering Avon River.

West Coast & Glaciers Sparsely populated, the wild west of New Zealand evokes the ambiance of a pioneering frontier. This wilderness Glacier Country is the centre of the broader World Heritage-Listed area of Te Wahipounamu. Resplendent with rapid rivers, rich rainforests and glimmering glaciers, the region also abounds in geological treasures.

Queenstown This picturesque resort town of Queenstown is a blend of sophistication, fun and adventure. New Zealand’s adventure capital, with its misty lake and mountain landscapes, is the place to go to for snow sports, bungy jumping, jet boating, horse trekking, hiking and river rafting. Queenstown rocks by night but day owls will love the chance to relax and escape.

New Zealand is blessed with extraordinarily diverse landscapes, from misty

mountain chains to simmering volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, flowing fiords and luxuriant rainforests. With such a diverse array of activities, it is a playground for thrill seekers, skiers, adventurers and those in search of revivication alike. With a small population, crowds are never an issue, even in sophisticated cities like Auckland. With so much to offer, New Zealand is a great place to visit all year round.


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124 Rail Journeys & Ferry Crossing

New Zealand

Northern Explorer

Linking New Zealand’s commercial and political capitals, the Northern Explorer provides a unique opportunity to discover the North Island’s diverse range of scenery in one voyage. Travel through rolling green farmland and virgin bush, past quaint country towns and along rocky coasts. The journey through Tongariro National Park, with its three spectacular volcanic mountains, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, is just one of the highlights. This is a place of extremes and surprises, where snow-blanketed fields, ancient lava flows and dense beech forests can be seen side by side.

Operated by KiwiRail

New carriages, purpose-built in New Zealand, have been introduced onto KiwiRail Scenic services. These carriages enhance the visitor experience with air-conditioning, skylight roof windows and automated in-seat commentary. There is also a viewing car and a café car for sampling local cuisine matched with delicious New Zealand wines or boutique beers. Just sit back, relax and take in the beautiful scenery for which New Zealand is known, on what is one of the world’s best train journeys.

Scenic Journeys

From £103 per person

TranzAlpine

Coastal Pacific

The TranzAlpine scenic train journeys between Christchurch and Greymouth crossing from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From the comfort of your carriage, observe the Canterbury Plains unfold along with spectacular gorges, the Waimakariri River and the Southern Alps, before descending through lush beech rainforest to Greymouth on the west coast. Greymouth is a great base for visiting Punakaiki and the popular glaciers. The TranzAlpine, with its fully licensed café, provides a very special experience with professional train managers offering informative commentary. Operated by KiwiRail

Scenic Journeys

From £111 per person

Wellington to Picton, InterIslander The Coastal Pacific train journey travels between the delightful port of Picton and Christchurch. Views of the picturesque Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of the train contrast with the rugged scenery of the Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. This scenic voyage passes though the village of Kaikoura, where it is possible to break the journey to whale watch or swim with dolphins. Travel through some of New Zealand’s finest farmland and see endearing wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins from the comfort of the train carriage. InterIslander is the New Zealand ferry service that crosses the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The 57 mile, three hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourist experiences and one of the most picturesque cruises in the country. InterIslander operates three ships to carry both passengers and their vehicles: Arahura, Aratere and Kaitaki. This is an unforgettable and enjoyable journey across the Cook Strait through scenic sounds bordered by rugged coastlines.

One of the world’s most scenic train trips, the Coastal Pacific enters 22 tunnels and crosses 175 bridges. The open-air viewing carriage provides passengers with the opportunity to admire the passing landscape in the fresh sea air.

Price based on Wellington to Picton or vice versa

Operated by Interislander www.worldmarkettravel.com

From £40 per person

Price based on Picton to Christchurch or vice versa

Operated by KiwiRail

Scenic Journeys

From £82 per person


New Zealand

125 North Island Touring

9 Day Great Northerner

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Visit the Auckland Museum, explore Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, or cruise aboard the ‘Pride of Auckland’. Stay at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland. Day 2: Auckland, Bay of Islands (B,D). Travel along the Hibiscus Coast to Matakohe’s Kauri Museum. Then continue via the Waipoua Forest Reserve to Bay of Islands. Stay at Copthorne Wait. Day 3: Bay of Islands (B). Take a day trip to Cape Reinga, sailing on a unique tall ship or a dolphin watching adventure. Day 4: Bay of Islands, Auckland (B,D). This morning explore the Bay of Islands on a catamaran cruise. Returning to Paihia, your coach will then take you to Auckland. Day 5: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua (B,D). Head to Waitomo for a guided tour of the caves. Continue to Rotorua and enjoy a Maori hangi feast. Stay at Heritage Hotel. Day 6: Rotorua (B,D). Today you choose from the Te Puia thermal reserve and the

Agrodome sheep show or relax at the Polynesian Spa for a spa treatment, a half-day ecothermal tour or a tour of the Rotorua Museum. Day 7: Rotorua, Wellington (BD). On the way to Wellington, view Wairakei Steam Valley, Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, then travel through Tongariro National Park. Stay at Duxton Hotel, Wellington. Day 8: Wellington (B). Choose a sightseeing tour of Wellington including Parliament House and Old St Paul’s Cathedral or perhaps the Lord of the Rings Tour. Day 9: Wellington (B). Morning at leisure before airport transfer.

Price based on tour code: NCW09

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

From £1,826 per person

Auckland, New Zealand www.worldmarkettravel.com


126 Independent Travel

New Zealand

15 Day New Zealand Experience

Day 1: Auckland/Coromandel. After collecting your rental vehicle, take the scenic route through Clevedon and around the edge of the Firth of Thames past Kawakawa Bay, Orere Point and Kaiaua to the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. Stay 2 nights Coromandel. Day 2: Coromandel. Spend the day exploring the Coromandel area at your leisure. Day 3: Coromandel/ Rotorua. Travel to Rotorua where you have a myriad of activities available to entertain you. Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs Nature Park or the Agrodome Show (own expense). Stay 1 night Rotorua. Day 4: Rotorua/Tongariro. Drive from Rotorua through the volcanic valleys to New Zealand’s largest lake, Lake Taupo. Follow the lake’s edge and continue onto the central plateau to Tongariro National Park. Stay 1 night Tongariro. Day 5: Tongariro/Wellington. Travel across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Stay 1 night Wellington. Day 6: Wellington/Nelson. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to Picton and travel past vineyards built on rich alluvial plains that produce world class wines as you travel to Nelson. Stay 2 nights Nelson. Day 7: Nelson. Today you have the opportunity to discover the region. Perhaps take a full-day excursion to Abel Tasman National Park or spend the day visiting local wineries.

Day 8: Nelson to Glacier Region. Travel through the Buller Gorge to Westport, down the coast to the famous Punakaiki Pancake Rocks before driving south to the Glacier Region. Stay 1 night Glacier Region. Day 9: Glacier Region to Wanaka. Head south through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas to the pretty village of Lake Wanaka. Stay 1 night Wanaka. Day 10: Wanaka to Queenstown. Drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge to the small gold mining town of Arrowtown then onwards to Queenstown. Stay 2 nights Queenstown. Day 11: Queenstown. Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. Day 12: Queenstown to Te Anau. Enjoy a scenic drive taking in the wonders of Milford Sound and Mitre Peak before travelling to the lakeside town of Te Anau. Stay 1 night Te Anau. Day 13: Te Anau to Dunedin. This morning cross the rolling country hillside of Southland and South Otago to Dunedin “the Edinburgh of the South”. Stay 1 night Dunedin. Day 14: Dunedin to Christchurch. Travel north through historic Oamaru and seaside Timaru then across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Stay 1 night Christchurch. Day 15: Depart Christchurch. Return rental vehicle to Christchurch Airport and check-in for your onward flight. From £1,449 per person

8 Day Majesty of New Zealand

Day 1: Auckland. Upon arrival in Auckland, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay 1 night Auckland. Day 2: Auckland/Waitomo Caves/Rotorua. Travel south through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Enjoy lunch onboard and continue east to Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori hangi (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights Rotorua. Day 3: Rotorua. This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te Puia thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome. Your afternoon is free for optional activities. Day 4: Rotorua/Queenstown. Transfer to Rotorua airport to board a flight to Queenstown ‘Adventure Capital of New Zealand’ (flight own expense). On arrival into Queenstown you will be transferred to your hotel. Stay 3 nights Queenstown. Day 5: Milford Sound. Drive around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and the

Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to Queenstown by evening. Day 6: Queenstown. Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and wine tasting. Day 7: Queenstown/Mount Cook/Christchurch. Travel through the Kawarau Gorge and over the Lindis Pass to reach Mount Cook around midday. Pass Lake Tekapo, then north to Christchurch. Stay 1 night Christchurch. Day 8: Depart Christchurch. This morning you will transfer to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

From £979 per person www.worldmarkettravel.com


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127 Independent Travel

22 Day New Zealand Wanderer Day 12: Nelson. Today you have the opportunity to discover the region. Perhaps take a full-day excursion to Abel Tasman National Park or spend the day visiting local wineries. Day 13: Nelson/ Greymouth. Travel through the Buller Gorge to Westport, down the coast to the famous Punakaiki Pancake Rocks to Greymouth. Stay 1 night Greymouth. Day 14: Greymouth/ Glacier Region. Travel south down the West Coast to the Glacier Region. Stay 1 night Glacier Region. Day 15: Glacier Region/Queenstown. Head south through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas to the pretty village of Lake Wanaka then on to Queenstown. Stay 2 nights Queenstown. Day 1: Arrive Auckland. On arrival, collect your rental vehicle and make your way to your Auckland accommodation. Stay 1 night Auckland. Day 2: Auckland/Bay of Islands. Travel north to the Bay of Islands, a comfortable 3.5 hour drive. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the many activities of the area. Stay 3 nights Bay of Islands. Day 3 & 4: Paihia/Cape Reinga/Pahia. Continue to enjoy the local sights or journey to Cape Reinga. Day 5 & 6: Bay Of Islands/Coromandel. Make your way to the stunning Coromandel region for a two night stay. Discover idyllic places such as Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove and Shakespeare’s Cliff. Stay 2 nights Coromandel. Day 7: Coromandel/Rotorua. Drive to the geothermal city of Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Stay 2 nights Rotorua. Day 8: Rotorua Sightseeing. See roaring geysers and boiling mud pools or tame trout at the springs, The day is free to explore the sights of Roturua at your leisure.

Day 16: Queenstown. Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. Day 17: Queenstown/Te Anau. Enjoy a scenic drive taking in the wonders of Milford Sound and Mitre Peak before travelling to the lakeside town of Te Anau. Stay 1 night Te Anau. Day 18: Te Anau/Dunedin. This morning cross the rolling country hillside of Southland and South Otago to Dunedin “the Edinburgh of the South”. Stay 2 nights Dunedin. Day 19: Dunedin. A free day to explore Dunedin and the South Otago. Day 20: Dunedin/Mount Cook. Depart Dunedin and travel north to Oamaru and then inland to the Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. Stay 1 night Mount Cook. Day 21: Mount Cook/Christchurch. Drive along the shores of Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo and the ‘Church of Good Shepherd’ before descending the Burkes Pass in to Christchurch. Stay 1 night Christchurch. Day 22: Depart Christchurch. Return your rental vehicle to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

Day 9: Rotorua to Tongariro. Drive from Rotorua through the volcanic valleys to New Zealand’s largest lake, Lake Taupo. Follow the lake’s edge and continue onto the central plateau to Tongariro National Park. Stay 1 night in Tongariro. Day 10: Tongariro/Wellington. Travel across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Stay 1 night Wellington. Day 11: Wellington/Nelson. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to Picton and travel past vineyards built on rich alluvial plains that produce world class wines as you travel to Nelson. Stay 2 nights Nelson.

From £1,908 per person

6 Day Islands and Thermal Country

6 Day North Island Wine Escape

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Transport - either self-drive or seat in coach Five nights’ accommodation Airport transfer on arrival Waitangi Treaty Grounds Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise Cape Reinga Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach and lunch Maori hangi and concert Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Waitomo Glowworm Caves including lunch

6 days Group C car hire 6 Nights’ accommodation Transfer on arrival in Auckland Tamaki Maori Village Hangi & Concert Twilight Wine Experience, Napier Estate Wine Tour, Hawkes Bay Martinborough Wine Tour, Wellington

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Upon arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your accommodation. Today is free for optional activities. Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation. Today is free for optional activities. Stay 1 night in Auckland. Day 2: Auckland / Pahia. Cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge and travel north to the Bay of Islands. Arrive in Paihia and enjoy a guided visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The rest of day at leisure. Stay 2 nights Paihia. Day 3: Paihia / Cape Reinga / Paihia. A full-day coach tour to Cape Reinga, via Puketi Forest. Zoom along Ninety Mile Beach. Day 4: Paihia / Auckland / Rotorua. Return to Auckland and then travel to Rotorua. Tonight attend a Maori hangi (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

Day 2: Auckland / Waitomo / Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo for a unique underground glow worm tour (own expense). Continue on to Rotorua. Tonight enjoy a Maori hangi (feast) and concert. Stay 1 night in Rotorua. Day 3: Rotorua / Taupo / Napier. Today enjoy a variety of activities including a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome Sheep show and Lake Rotorua (own expense). Travel to Taupo continuing onto Napier. Tonight enjoy a Twilight Wine Experience. Stay 2 nights in Napier. Day 4: Napier. Today you will be taken on an afternoon tour of 3-4 wineries with tastings of iconic local wines and cheeses. Day 5: Napier / Wellington. Journey from Napier to Wellington. Stay 2 nights Wellington.

Day 5: Rotorua. This morning visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome. Your afternoon is free for optional activities.

Day 6: Wellington. Make the most of your guide’s local knowledge of some of Wairarapa’s leading wine makers and experience a day of tastings in Martinborough.

Day 6: Rotorua / Waitomo / Auckland. Travel to Waitomo for a tour of limestone caves and cruise below a galaxy of glow worms. Continue north via Hamilton and follow the Waikato River to Auckland once more.

Day 7: Depart Wellington. Your tour concludes in Wellington or you may consider extending your stay.

From £811 per person

From £983 per person www.worldmarkettravel.com


128 North Island & Auckland

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ccording to Maori legend, Te Ika a Maui (Maui’s fish) is the North Island of New Zealand. Cosmopolitan Auckland, with its Polynesian ambiance and majestic harbour, contrasts with the green hills of Wellington. Rotorua’s bubbling thermal mud, the deep crater lakes of the Central Volcanic Plateau and the scenic Bay of Islands are other key highlights. The centre of the island is mainly volcanic with vast forests, volcanic peaks and limpid lakes whilst the eastern side is adorned with vineyards.

Waiheke Island, the gem of the Hauraki Gulf, is only 35-minutes by ferry from Auckland. A picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, rolling vineyards and olive groves, the Island offers diverse activities including visiting wineries and art studios, swimming, and dining at one of the local cafés or restaurants set amongst the vines.

From £194 per person Day 1: Upon arrival at Auckland Airport, you will be met and transferred by coach to your hotel. Day 2: Learn about the city's history and discover the spectacular scenery on an introductory half-day tour of Auckland. You will visit Auckland's oldest park, the Auckland Domain and explore Parnell’s boutiques, cafés and antique shops. Take in the panoramic views over Auckland from Mt Eden and travel over Auckland's Harbour Bridge, past the Viaduct and along Tamaki Drive for stunning waterfront views. Day 3: Either a day at leisure or join the highly recommended Sail NZ for a sail on beautiful Waitemata Harbour (own expense). Day 4: Choose to extend your stay or transfer back to Auckland Airport by coach. Princes Wharf

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129 Auckland & Beyond Touring

Auckland City Sights

America’s Cup Sailing Experience

This half-day tour is a great way to discover most of the city's top sights. Journey over the Auckland Harbour Bridge for stunning views back to the city and across the water. Visit the trendy Viaduct Harbour area and Auckland's historic Queen Street before continuing on through the Auckland Domain. Following on from this, the tour travels along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay. It concludes in downtown Auckland.

This is a unique opportunity to sail on a genuine America’s Cup yacht with Explore NZ which departs daily. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride and the views as you sail the pretty Waitemata Harbour in Auckland. The America’s Cup, the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy, is the ultimate yachting regatta. Providing an exceptional chance to sail on one of the best of these Grand Prix racing machines, this tour is a must-do for adventure and fun seekers alike. Previous sailing experience is not a pre-requisite.

Price based on tour code: GS1

Operated by Great

Sights

From £43 per person

Price based on 2 hours Sail NZ

Operated by Explore

NZ

From £92 per person

Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium

Auckland All Inclusive Full-day Tour

The all new Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium is home to New Zealand’s only colony of sub-Antarctic penguins. Here you can get close to the majestic King and playful Gentoo penguins or come face to face with sharks, giant stingrays and thousands of other deep sea creatures from New Zealand and beyond. In Seahorse Kingdom you will find the world’s only display of spiny sea dragons. Adventurous visitors will love the chance to snorkel with the sharks in a shark cage, or do a cage-free dive with Shark Dive Xtreme. Price based on entrance fee

Operated by Kelly

Tarlton's SEALIFE Aquarium

From £22 per person

Pride of Auckland Dinner Cruise Experience the very best of Auckland and its glorious west coast on this full-day tour. The tour provides the chance to admire stunning views from the top of volcanoes and discover untamed coastline, deep black and golden sandy beaches, subtropical rainforest with Kauri trees and indigenous flora and fauna. It also includes the Arataki Visitor Centre at the gateway to the beautiful Waitakere Ranges', Auckland and the delightful seaside village of Devonport. The outstanding 360 degree views and spectacular crater at the top of the volcano Maungawhau (Mount Eden) are key highlights. This is a very special experience as only a few tour companies are allowed access to the top of Mount Eden which is Auckland’s highest natural point. Our passionate, highly qualified guide ensures that this is a personalised tour with gourmet picnic lunch included.

Price based on including lunch

Operated by TIME

Unlimited Tours

From £141 per person

Auckland Maori Tour

Experience the best sights of Tamaki Makaurau and the beautiful west coast of Auckland with an indigenous Maori guide. Explore some of Auckland's amazing volcanoes which are of special significance to Maori. Discover historic Devonport, the rainforest-clad Waitakere Ranges, Arataki Visitor Centre, the towering Kauri trees and black sandy beaches. Visit two of the most well known volcanoes Maungawhau (Mount Eden) and Takarunga (Mount Victoria). Learn about the fascinating Maori culture, myths and legends surrounding this special place. The tour includes a gourmet picnic lunch.

A dinner cruise with a menu from one of the city’s top restaurants and one of the best times of the day to experience Auckland’s magnificent harbour. Enjoy great sailing and as the sun sets, watch the lights of the cityscape come alive. Your experienced crew will explain Auckland’s unique sights and those wishing to participate in the sailing can do so.   Choose from a set menu at time of booking which will be served by the crew during the dinner stop at a sheltered mooring.

Price based on including lunch

Operated by TIME

Unlimited Tours

From £141 per person

Price based on 2.5 hours including dinner

Operated by Explore

NZ

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North Island

The Waitomo and Rotorua Experience

Travel to Waitomo where you will enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Glowworm Caves, including an enchanting boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto of shimmering glow worms. Upon arrival in Rotorua, discover New Zealand's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome. The next stop is Te Puia where you will marvel at the mighty geysers and boiling mud pools for which this thermal area is famous. This is followed by a fascinating Maori cultural performance. The tour includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Price based on tour code: GS16ANR

Operated by Great

Sights

From £151 per person

Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands

Ninety Mile Beach

3 Day North Island Highlights

This popular day tour from Auckland features a spectacular, dolphin watching cruise in the sheltered waters of the picturesque Bay of Islands. The experienced local skippers will guide you through the crystal-clear waters in search of dolphins and whales, past many secluded islands to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the famous Hole in the Rock (conditions permitting). This full-day tour brings together the historical highlights and stunning scenery of this spectacular region. Return coach travel to Paihia is included. Price based on tour code: GS8C

Operated by Great

Sights

From £52 per person

Dune Rider, Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach Tour Kiwi Dundee Adventures has designed these three day tours to give visitors an inside experience of New Zealand’s natural beauty.

Join Dune Rider on the Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach in the far north of the North Island. Discover this beautiful coast steeped in history onboard the specially built offroad vehicle. Highlights include the Ancient Kauri Kingdom, historic Gumdiggers Park and spiritual Cape Reinga with its sweeping panoramas over two oceans. This full-day tour includes a drive along golden 90 Mile Beach, boogie boarding down massive sand dunes and a stop at Mangonui fish and chip shop. Suitable for all ages and abilities, the tour departs daily and includes lunch.

There is so much to see and do: drive down the Seabird Coast and visit our private conservation land for our forest and birds. Walk amongst giant Kauri trees and ferns 82 feet high. Step out on walks to the stunning coastal scenery, white sandy beaches, magnificent cliffs, old Maori Pa site, Hot Water Beach, offshore islands. Walk to stunning waterfalls where you sometimes see kayakers and rafters cascading over the edge. A chance to see your guide’s collection of minerals with rocks embedded with gold, crystals, petrified wood and kauri gum and a visit to New Zealand’s mural town, a kiwi plantation and an export flower nursery.

Price based on Auckland to Rotorua including two nights accommodation

Price based on ex Bay of Islands hotel including lunch

Operated by Explore

NZ

From £84 per person

Operated by Kiwi

Dundee Adventures

From £1,218 per person

Matauri Bay, Bay of Islands www.worldmarkettravel.com


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131 Auckland Accommodation

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Directly across the road from SKYCITY Auckland entertainment complex, SKYCITY Grand Hotel is a masterpiece of contemporary elegance and style offering 312 beautifully appointed, modern and spacious rooms as well as superior and self-contained suites.

goal, treat yourself to something special at the rejuvenating East Day Spa. And for breakfast fiends, start the day off well with the ample selection on offer at The Terrace buffet breakfast restaurant.

Enjoy a quiet drink in the modern, sophisticated Lobby Bar with New Zealand art adorning the wall. For discerning guests, this is the place to be for a pre-dinner cocktail or a coffee, no matter what time of the day. Experience award-winning cuisine at dine by Peter Gordon or The Grill by Sean Connolly, both of which are in-house. If leisure and relaxation is your

In addition, the fully-equipped and complimentary fitness centre is an outstanding facility with an 82 foot heated lap pool, sauna and spa pool. The business centre offers up to 30-minutes free Wi-Fi which can also be utilised throughout the hotel. Map Page 128 Reference 1

From £128 per room per night

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Pullman Auckland

Conveniently located in the city centre, Pullman Auckland is close to popular attractions as well as shopping and entertainment districts. The hotel features sleek interiors that emit a warm and friendly vibe. Other features include a stylish lobby lounge, 82 foot heated lap pool, international restaurant, bar and award-winning spa. With spectacular city and harbour views, Pullman Auckland offers a selection of spacious hotel rooms, an exclusive executive lounge and chic residential suites with living areas and kitchen facilities. Map Page 128 Reference 3

From £113 per room per night

Quay West Suites Auckland With unforgettable marina and city skyline views, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is a landmark for anyone visiting Auckland, the gateway to New Zealand’s North and scenic South Islands. The hotel offers 172 chic, luxurious rooms and suites, featuring private balconies, floor to ceiling windows and spacious bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs. All rooms offer Sofitel’s famous “MyBed”, the huge and supremely comfortable bed, together with an espresso machine. LCD televisions and BOSE sound systems installed in all rooms. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the signature restaurant, Lava Dining, features dramatic marble walls, illuminated by night for dramatic effect and floor to ceiling windows with tranquil views of the harbour.

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Quay West Suites Auckland is set right in the heart of the city of Auckland and enjoys stunning views of the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. This apartment style hotel provides guests with well-appointed one and two bedroom apartments featuring large balconies, fully fitted kitchens and laundries. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, gym, sauna, café and bar. This premier location is within easy walking distance of fine bars, restaurants, cafés, casino, art galleries and shopping.

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From £171 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


132 Auckland Accommodation

North Island

Heritage Auckland

Rydges Auckland

This luxurious Art Deco historic building has been restored and is a short stroll from the waterfront, Queen Street, city centre, Casino and Sky Tower. Heritage Auckland boasts 278 rooms and suites with fully-equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, broadband internet and air-conditioning. Facilities include a lap pool, two gyms, spa, sauna, tennis court, restaurant and bar, beauty shop, 24-hour room service, valet parking and car parking (charges apply).

Favoured by its prime location within the heart of the city, Rydges Auckland is a haven tucked away from the bustle of city life. The city centre, SkyCity Casino and the lively bars and restaurants of the attractive Viaduct area are just a short walk away. The refurbished lobby and conference areas have been designed in a contemporary style, whilst the hotel’s recently refreshed rooms exude warmth and comfort. The chic but affordable rooms enjoy either inner city or sweeping Waitemata Harbour views.

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From £94 per room per night

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland

The Sebel Suites Auckland

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland, New Zealand’s largest hotel, has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is within walking distance of some of the city's finest dining, shopping and entertainment precincts. All 452 spacious, contemporarily decorated rooms and suites enjoy abundant natural light and exquisite bathrooms with separate shower and bath. The excellent facilities on offer include a club lounge, business centre, gym, indoor heated swimming pool, Japanese rooftop garden and a variety of restaurants and bars.

The Sebel Suites Auckland is conveniently situated on the vibrant Viaduct Harbour, one of Auckland’s most exciting locations. Adjacent to the city centre, the property offers the independence of apartment style living in spacious studios and one bedroom suites, which include fully equipped kitchens and laundries. This intimate property offers an excellent range of facilities, including dining options for exploring the array of nearby restaurants, cafés and bars for which charge back facilities are in place.

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From £106 per room per night

From £108 per room per night

SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland

SKYCITY Hotel, one of New Zealand's most popular hotels, is ideal for relaxing and unwinding in the heart of the city.

Crowne Plaza Auckland, is in the heart of the City of Sails, conveniently located in Auckland’s business district, above the Atrium on Elliott shopping complex. Close to the Civic Theatre, Auckland Town Hall, Elliott Stables, Queen Street and vibrant Viaduct Harbour, the hotel's location is difficult to beat.

With top entertainment on the doorstep, enjoy all the luxury and comfort of a first class hotel with spacious rooms and all the facilities to be expected in an international hotel. From the impressive casino to the selection of over 20 restaurants, bars and cafés, live entertainment and the spectacular views across Auckland from the Sky Tower, there really is something for everyone. Rising 1,076 feet above Auckland and offering spectacular 360 degree views from three observation levels, the Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand. No matter what time of the day it is or what you want, you’ll find it all here at SKYCITY.

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Featuring 352 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms and suites including interconnecting and accessible rooms, Crowne Plaza Auckland caters for most accommodation and guest requirements. Choose from a selection of superior room layouts, featuring one king, two queen or two double beds and Crowne Plaza Club Rooms, which include 24-hour access to the Club Lounge with an excellent range of associated benefits. With a choice of 10 meeting rooms, the hotel's exciting Aria Restaurant and Bar ensure that Crowne Plaza really is “the place to meet” in Auckland.

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From £126 per room per night


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133 Auckland Accommodation

CityLife Auckland

Best Western President Hotel Auckland

A stylish and sophisticated hotel, CityLife Auckland boasts a superb, central location in the heart of Queen Street’s shops, restaurants and attractions. The hotel features spacious rooms and suites with separate living/dining area as well as full kitchen and laundry facilities in all suites. After a day’s sightseeing, guests can unwind in the indoor heated swimming pool or gym, relax with pre-dinner beverages in the lounge style Zest Bar or savour award-winning cuisine at Zest Restaurant. 24-hour concierge and room service are available to cater for guests’ needs.

Best Western President Hotel Auckland is located in the centre of Auckland city, 100 yards from Sky Tower and Sky City Casino. Historic Queen Street, with its boutiques, cafés and local attractions is 20 yards from the hotel. The 110 rooms all feature kitchenettes, with the two bedroom apartments having a full kitchen and laundry. All rooms are air-conditioned with ensuites. The hotel features 24-hour reception, restaurant, conference room, gym, guest laundry, internet room, satellite TV and Wi-Fi.

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From £111 per room per night

From £75 per room per night

Mercure Auckland

Scenic Hotel Auckland

Located near Auckland’s picturesque waterfront, Mercure Auckland overlooks the pretty harbour area. Numerous attractions, great shops, restaurants, Viaduct Harbour, ferry terminals and Vector Arena are within easy walking distance. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms, all of which are equipped with air-conditioning, Sky TV and high speed internet.

This is a landmark site that has been totally refurbished to create a superb art deco style hotel which is conveniently located in the heart of Auckland’s vibrant shopping district. The property, which is a short stroll from the edge of the harbour, houses the MLC Café & Bar on street level which is open all day. Scenic Hotel Auckland has a total of 100 standard and superior rooms, all of which include a kitchenette with microwave (although many have full kitchen facilities), Sky TV, mini-bar and Wi-Fi.

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From £72 per room per night

From £91 per room per night

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City

The Chatham Auckland

Centrally located, this Auckland city hotel is within easy walking distance of clubs, restaurants and the Queen Street shopping area. Access from the motorway is simple and the attractive Viaduct Basin and Vector Arena can be reached on foot in 10-minutes. The hotel has 106 guest rooms and four luxury suites, all of which are equipped with Sky TV, high speed internet, air-conditioning, soundproofed windows and a balcony with spectacular seascape or city views. The hotel features 24-hour room service and limited car parking. Map Page 128 Reference 15

From £97 per room per night

Sudima Auckland Airport The Chatham Auckland is located close to the city’s colourful Karangahape Road and is a 15-minute walk from the vibrant Viaduct Basin and Ponsonby Road. The architects have kept the façade of the original historic building, but inside the one and two bedroom apartments are large, chic and stylish.

Sudima Auckland Airport combines the convenience of being close to Auckland Airport with the comfort of a modern, warm hotel. Located only one mile from the airport, Sudima Auckland Airport offers 153 well-appointed rooms, indoor heated pool and gym, complimentary parking for the duration of stay and a 24-hour airport shuttle service. The on-site Visaya Restaurant and Bar offers something to tempt all palates, with good service and great dining.

This boutique Auckland apartment hotel comprises 46 luxurious suites, all featuring flat screen TVs with built-in DVD players, iPod docking stations, internet, kitchen and laundry facilities as well as private decks for enjoying the stunning Auckland views. The hotel features 24-hour guest and security reception, room service meals, secure underground car parking and off-site gym access. There are many dining options available just a moment’s walk from The Chatham.

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From £97 per room per night

From £89 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


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ainforest-clad beaches and cosy coves border pristine ocean in this outdoor haven on the east of the North Island. Cycling, swimming and hiking combine with delicious local seafood and a vibrant arts community to make this a fascinating vacation destination. The area is home to some very important historic sites including evidence of early Polynesian settlement and European explorers such as Captain Cook. Abandoned gold mines, shining beaches and misty peaks are some of Coromandel's walking highlights.

The Birthplace of a Nation

4 Day Bay of Islands Self Drive or Coach Tour

Hokianga Harbour is enshrined in history as the first Polynesian landing place. Postcard-perfect Russell was New Zealand’s first capital and the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in the spectacular Bay of Islands. Steeped in history and tradition, this important area is also an attractive destination with its rolling green coast and beautiful harbour.

From £362 per person

Bay of Islands

• Cape Reinga Day Tour including Ninety Mile Beach and lunch

Highlights: • Transport – either self-drive or seat in coach • Three nights’ accommodation • Airport transfers on arrival • Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Situated on the east coast of the North Island, the Bay of Islands is a remarkable site and one of the most picturesque and popular vacation destinations in New Zealand. Here the rocky and sandy coastline circles a sea pierced by 150 islands which were discovered by legendary Maori navigator Kupe and visited by Captain Cook in 1769.

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Hot Water Beach

Manawatawhi / Day 4: Paihia / Auckland. Cruise amongst the many islands of the Bay and Three Kings islands

Living up to its namesake, Hot Water Beach is home to a hot spring bubbling up through the sand. The legacy of an ancient, volcanic past is present with a spring providing a hot pool for two hours either side of low tide. Forget building sand castles and create your own personal hot pool and natural spa by burrowing into the sand.

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Upon arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your accommodation. Today is free for optional activities. Stay 1 night Auckland. Day 2: Auckland / Paihia (Bay of Islands). Cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge and travel north to the Bay of Islands. Arrive in Paihia and enjoy a guided visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Enjoy the rest of day at leisure. Stay 2 nights Paihia. Day 3: Paihia / Cape Reinga / Paihia. A full-day coach tour to Cape Reinga, via Puketi Forest. Zoom along Ninety Mile Beach. through the intriguing Hole in the Rock, dolphin watching en-route. Board your

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Cathedral Cove Boasting some of New Zealand’s most spectacular coastal scenery, Cathedral Cove is an idyllic place for swimming, snorkelling or simply relaxing under the colourful pohutukawa trees. As access is only on foot or by boat, choose between a two-hour return walk, a guided kayaking trip or boat to attain the white sands and arches of Cathedral Cove.

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Dolphin/Sail Adventure Combo

Peppers Carrington Resort

Combine Explore NZ's Swim with the Dolphins and Lion New Zealand Day Sail experiences and give yourself the best of both worlds with a full-day of adventure on the water. Join the Swim with the Dolphins morning cruise then jump ship to Lion New Zealand. Stop at Otehei Bay for a fresh barbeque lunch before an island stopover with activities including snorkelling, swimming, exploring and kayaking. With the warmest water in New Zealand, the picturesque Bay of Islands in the North Island is the ideal choice for a swim with the dolphins and sailing adventure combo.

Carrington is a luxury resort with over two miles of secluded white sand coastline, the Karikari Estate Winery, and a full 18-hole championship golf course with the stunning views out to the Pacific Ocean. Accommodation options include spacious lodge rooms and self-contained three bedroom villas. Located in the North Island’s Karikari Peninsula, Peppers Carrington Resort’s excellent facilities include an infinity swimming pool, spa pool, Carrington Restaurant & Bar, two championship tennis courts, Olympic standard clay and skeet target shooting range and a gym.

Price based on dolphin/sail adventure combo

Operated by Explore

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From £92 per person

From £227 per room per night

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Enhanced by beautiful sub-tropical gardens, this resort style hotel boasts extensive guest facilities. Conveniently located at the southern entrance to Paihia in the North Island, the hotel features 114 standard and superior rooms as well as air-conditioned deluxe rooms. Rooms include Sky TV, mini-bar, and Wi-Fi internet. The hotel’s Nikau restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner daily. Other features include a guest lounge bar, guest laundry and an outdoor swimming pool. This is an ideal setting for visiting the many attractions of this picturesque area. From £84 per room per night

Blue Pacific Paihia Copthorne enjoys a superb, waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, with uninterrupted views across the bay to Russell. Surrounded by 24 hectares of lush, subtropical gardens, it is part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Blue Pacific Paihia is nestled in a beautiful setting in Paihia, the hub of the famed Bay of Islands. Boutiques, cafés and restaurants are all close by, as is the wharf for taking a cruise across the bay or a tour to the important Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The one, two or three bedroom self-catering apartments offer stunning sea views and have Italian styled kitchens and bathrooms, laundry, Sky TV, stereo, video and internet access. Balconies are equipped with outdoor furniture and barbeques.

Featuring a spectacular free-form lagoon style swimming and spa pool, this modern hotel and resort features 180 guests rooms, including four suites, all of which have an individual patio or balcony. With designs inspired by nature, the rooms offer a choice of bay, estuary or garden views of this serene setting. On-site facilities and services include a renovated massage studio, tennis court, mountain bike hire and courtesy shuttle to Paihia. Golf, bush walks, sailing and scuba diving are within the vicinity.

From £195 per room per night

From £78 per room per night

Ramada Suites Paihia

Edgewater Palms Apartments

This relaxing and restorative hotel is conveniently located near the Bay of Islands in the North Island and features luxurious accommodation with excellent facilities. Beautiful Paihia is the activity hub of the Bay of Islands with plenty to keep you occupied. Choose from one or two bedroom apartments, all with spacious kitchens, laundry facilities and ensuite bathrooms with under-floor heating. The property provides an ideal base for exploring this picturesque and historic area.

Opposite the main beach in Paiha, The Edgewater Palms Apartments is a great place to stay when visiting the renowned Bay of Islands. With safe harbour swimming close by, the property is surrounded by local restaurants, cafés and bars. Some apartments enjoy seascape views from fully covered balconies as well as access to a gated lap swimming pool with a large surrounding deck. One bedroom apartments are situated on the ground floor and look out across the central lap pool. Waterfront apartments are ideally placed for admiring the seaside sunsets and views.

From £128 per room per night

From £129 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


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North Island

Nature and Coast

Admiralty Lodge – Whitianga

Experience a day of fun and entertainment with Kiwi Dundee Adventures. Highlights of the day include a walk along the old tracks of Puketui through Kauri forest dense with fern trees and observing glow-worms in an historic, old gold cave. Lunch is either a picnic or at an attractive café, with a chance to view your guide’s spectacular collection of quartz, obsidian, old photos of the Coromandel and rocks embedded with gold. Journey from mountains to the contrasting coastal scenery, including Hot Water Beach, offshore islands, old Maori Pa sites and magnificent cliffs.

Superbly located just across the road from Buffalo Beach, and an easy ten minute walk to Whitianga village centre, cafés, bars and restaurants. All first floor and ground floor units offer stunning seaviews from sheltered balconies. The Lodge features a heated outdoor swimming pool and plenty of parking. Enjoy easy access to walk on/off ferry to explore other nearby beaches. Experience Whitiangas’ hot spa facilities, explore the coast via glass bottom boat to visit the famous Cathedral Cove or take a short drive to Hot Water Beach.

Price based on full-day including lunch

Operated by Kiwi

Dundee Adventures

From £156 per person

From £116 per room per night

Bushland Park Lodge

Colleith Lodge

Set in two hectacres of manicured, rolling grounds, this luxurious lodge is located on the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island. Limited to six guests only, the hotel focuses on offering excellent cuisine. After experiencing the on-site glow-worm tour in the lodge’s pure spring water grotto, guests can relax in the secluded double slipper bath in the garden. Bush walks to Wentworth Falls depart from the hotel and glorious diamondwhite sandy beaches are only a few minutes away. Golf fiends will appreciate the two golf courses which are close by.

Colleith Lodge offers boutique luxury accommodation in a beautiful location on the the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island. Set on 1.5 acres of native bush, the lodge has been built to be in tune with the natural environment. Spectacular panoramic views of Tairua Estuary, Pauanui, Slipper Island and the Pacific Ocean can be seen from all rooms. Colleith Lodge offers three guest bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and private patios. This is a great address for relaxing in private and comfort, close to white sandy beaches and scenic attractions.

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From £297 per room per night

From £317 per room per night

Marina Park Whitianga

Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Based on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island, Marina Park Whitianga is 200 yards from the town centre. Overlooking the adjacent marina, the apartments offer tranquil water vistas, the best of which can be seen from the two bedroom marina view apartments. All other apartments have estuary or urban views. With only a short stroll to the Wharf, taking a ferry to one of the picturesque beaches or going on a fishing trip is easy. Other facilities include large private decks, heated outdoor swimming pool, spa and on-site gym.

Relax and unwind at Pauanui Pines in the peace and quiet of the Coromandel Peninsula. Set amongst elegant trees with plenty of open space, the accommodation consists of 18 one and two bedroom self-contained motel units, all of which feature spacious functional living with full kitchen facilities, large bathrooms, lounge and dining areas. Tastefully decorated, the lodge is within easy walking distance of the harbour, ocean beach, bush walks and shopping village. The complex houses a swimming pool and caters for golf enthusiasts with a number of options available nearby.

From £131 per room per night

From £104 per room per night

Marine Reserved Whangamata

Marine Reserved Whangamata's privileged location is in the heart of the rainforest-clad Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island, close to the golden sands of Whangamata Beach and the town centre’s cafés, restaurants and bars. The apartments are tastefully decorated and include two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry and secure internal car parking. Spacious lounges open onto private balconies with barbeques and outdoor furniture.

From £138 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com

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North Island

Mount Tarawera In the 1800s, the Tarawera region was the centre of tourism in New Zealand but unfortunately the famed Pink and White Terraces at the foot of Mt Tarawera were destroyed in an eruption. Activities in the area include hiking or climbing the now dormant Mount Tarawera, volcano tours, visiting the cascading falls and spectacular lakes.

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The heartland of New Zealand’s rich Maori culture, Rotorua is also

known for its bubbling, geothermal activity. Volcanic action over millions of years has created a hauntingly beautiful landscape of mountains, lakes and steaming earth in the surrounding area. Maori culture is never far away in this ancient land where it is possible to learn carving or weaving from master artists, sample contemporary food prepared using traditional methods and participate in Maori singing and dancing shows.

Huka Falls At Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction, 48,000 gallons of water tumble over the cliff face every second. Located in Wairakei Park, which is a five minute drive from Lake Taupo, the footbridge at the top of the falls offers the best vantage point for viewing this spectacle.

Lake Taupo Created by a giant volcanic eruption in 181 AD, Lake Taupo measures 383 square miles making it the size of Singapore. The lake’s attractive pumice sand beaches give it the appearance of an inland ocean. Karenga Parkanglers to Excellent trout fishing attracts international the area whilst skiers and adventurers are drawn to Lake Rd the lofty peaks.

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North Island Skyline Rotorua

Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua

Set high on the side of Mount Ngongotaha with extensive views of Rotorua city, Lake Rotorua, and the surrounding geothermal area, Skyline Rotorua is an exciting venue. Whether it be for a day of family fun, a romantic evening for two or a special event, Skyline Rotorua is an all year-round attraction, suitable for all ages. Try the Skyline Restaurant which is known for its Best of New Zealand Art of the Grill and Buffet product. For added thrills, take a ride on The Luge, the fun-filled gravity ride on a three wheeler cart down the mountainside. Price based on gondola ride only

Operated by Skyline

Rotorua

From £14 per person

New Zealand Riverjet Experience the ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. With bonfires crackling in the background, the village comes alive with sights, sounds and activity of days gone by including tattooing, weaving, carving, traditional games and arts of warrior training. Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets laden with a mouthwatering feast which has been cooked on hot stones beneath the ground. Relax in our ancestral meeting house in the heart of the village and witness a powerful and entertaining cultural performance. The sharing of food is an important Maori custom so celebrate with us as we dine on the traditional hangi feast. The evening draws to a close with the poroporoaki closing ceremony with speeches and songs of farewell. Return transfers included.

More than a jet boat ride, this is New Zealand’s only jet boat safari which combines spinthrilling jet boating on the North Island's magnificent Waikato River, with geothermal attractions, flora and fauna, hot pools and commentary. Choose from two great trips: Thermal Safari includes jet boating and exploring Orakei Korako geothermal wonderland with gushing geysers, incredible silica terraces, boiling mud pools and a rare geothermal cave. The Squeeze includes jet boating, wading and squeezing through a hot thermal stream plus swimming in a waterfall-fed natural hot pool. Both options 2.5 – 3 hours.

Price based on cultural performance and hangi

Price based on riverjet thermal safari

Operated by Tamaki

Tours Ltd, Rotorua, New Zealand

From £60 per person

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From £97 per person

Rotorua Duck Tours

The Waimangu Experience

Rotorua Duck Tours has been providing amphibious sightseeing and history tours of Rotorua since 2003. With 16 magnificent lakes in the Rotorua region, there is no shortage of places to visit. A highlight of this guided tour includes the thrill of riding in an authentic WWII amphibious craft (affectionately known as a ‘duck’), to view spectacular scenery before splashing down into pristine lakes. The experienced ‘Conducktor’ brings Rotorua alive with stories and legends of the past, as well as information about local flora, fauna and the history of Rotorua.

This half-day tour from Rotorua through Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world's youngest geothermal system, provides a unique opportunity to see how the world began. Visit Frying Pan Lake and Inferno Crater which forms the world’s largest hot spring and crypto geyser. Walk through ancient volcanic craters and discover silica terraces in the process of being formed as well as rare thermal plants. Cruise on Lake Rotomahana, observe native and exotic birdlife in a reserve with its own separate geothermal system and marvel at other geothermal wonders. Picnic lunch included.

Price based on Rotorua city and lakes tour

Price based on half-day including picnic lunch

Operated by Rotorua

Duck Tours

From £41 per person

Operated by Waimangu

Volcanic Valley

From £127 per person

White Island - Mount Tarawera Helicopter Tour

Rotorua Museum

Experience the best of New Zealand’s raw North Island landscape with HELiPRO. Contrasting volcanoes and landscapes combine to provide an unforgettable lifetime excursion. Walk on the active crater floor of White Island with its unique lunar landscape. Located off the Bay of Plenty, the island’s active volcanic vents, steaming Crater Lake, bubbling hot streams and desolate mining ruins are not to be missed. On the return journey, land high on the awe-inspiring summit of the majestic Mt Tarawera, site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory.

A recent multi-million-dollar development has transformed Rotorua Museum into a world class museum. Discover the region’s rich culture, volatile landscape and dramatic history brought to life through stunning multimedia exhibitions, fascinating cinema experiences and guided tours. Five changing galleries showcase local, national and international art. There is also an exciting programme of touring exhibitions, a great café and a museum shop. Centrally located in the iconic Bath House, Rotorua Museum can be explored from the mud bath basement to the roof with a view.

Price based on volcano landings (option 2)

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Operated by HELiPRO www.worldmarkettravel.com

From £547 per person

Operated by Rotorua

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Peppers On The Point

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is an exclusive lakeside retreat offering guests the opportunity to experience Rotorua’s rich culture and dynamic geothermal environment. Steeped in history, the property was once a Maori Pa site. The luxury lodge is a converted 1930’s mansion which has been decorated with beautiful antiques. Most of the nine spacious suites vaunt pretty views of the lake. Peppers on the Point’s dining room is renowned for its gourmet cuisine and fine New Zealand and international wines. Map Page 137 Reference 1

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Distinction Rotorua Hotel The Millennium Hotel Rotorua is one of the most conveniently located and best appointed in Rotorua. All 227 elegant rooms and suites are air-conditioned, with many enjoying excellent views of either Lake Rotorua or the native garden. The guest rooms feature marble bathrooms, residential style decor and heating provided by harnessing the hotel's natural, geothermal resource. The hotel caters for guests with disabilities and offers 24 hour room service. Close to the city centre, Distinction Rotorua Hotel offers 133 rooms, providing an international standard of accommodation with excellent service. The hotel proposes a variety of dining options, including the traditional Maori Dinner and Show, an a la carte restaurant, Japanese restaurant Mr Yakitori and a full buffet breakfast. Facilities include heated outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, underground private spas, gym and 24-hour reception. Setting off on a Rotorua adventure is easy from this central location.

Other facilities include two restaurants, bar, heated swimming pool, spa pools and saunas. Free off-street parking is available as well as complimentary guest access to the Go 360 Gymnasium opposite the hotel. The Spa provides massage and body treatments, including mud wraps. Services and facilities for younger guests include a heated pool for toddlers and a family pool, making the property a genuine child-friendly experience.

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From £92 per room per night

Holiday Inn Rotorua

Rydges Rotorua

Holiday Inn Rotorua is a modern and stylish hotel, adjacent to the renowned Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historical Living Village. Offering 203 well appointed rooms, the hotel’s facilities and services include an outdoor heated swimming pool, two spas, fitness centre, 24-hour room service and complimentary car parking. Guests appreciate the hotel’s central location and friendly staff who do their best to ensure a pleasant and carefree stay.

Rydges Rotorua offers guests very spacious accommodation in a park-like setting on the edge of Rotorua's racecourse. The hotel boasts panoramic views across the city to Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. Within walking distance of the Rotorua Convention Centre, Rotorua city and local attractions, the property is a 15-minute drive from the Rotorua Airport. The Atrium Restaurant enjoys a prime position in the centre of the hotel with natural lighting and a cascading waterfall. Atrium is open seven days/week and features contemporary dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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From £103 per room per night

Sudima Lake Rotorua

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From £88 per room per night

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Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua, Sudima Lake Rotorua is the largest hotel in Rotorua. The hotel is also adjacent to the well-known Polynesian Spa complex and is a short stroll from the Rotorua Convention Centre, the Energy Events Centre and Rotorua’s vibrant city centre. The hotel offers 250 comfortable rooms in a range of accommodation options, many with superb views across the lake. Facilities include a recently refurbished restaurant and bar, geothermal heated pool, three private spas and daily Hangi Feast and Maori Cultural Show. Map Page 137 Reference 6

From £71 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


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North Island

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro National Park and Alpine Landing

In the heart of the North Island, this volcanic trek is known as New Zealand’s top one day walk. Leading up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro, the track diverts to the active Red Crater with stunning views of the Emerald Lakes. Mt Tongariro boasts dazzling colours and textures with old and new craters, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs, lava flows and vivid lakes. Guided trips are available throughout summer and winter and as a special treat, guides will accompany clients upon request to Red Crater to watch the sun rise over this magic landscape.

On this 90-minute tour, experience breathtaking aerial views of pristine Lake Taupo, stunning volcanic alpine scenery and enjoy landing in the remote Kaimanawa Forest Park. This truly amazing tour includes views of World Heritage volcanoes – Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. Fly over the steaming Crater Lake, ancient lava flows and dramatic volcanic formations. From here you will venture further into the remote Kaimanawa Forest Park and land on the banks of the Rangitikei River, renowned for its trophy-sized rainbow trout and crystal clear water.

Price based on Tongariro full-day guided walk

Operated by Adrift

Outdoors Ltd

From £136 per person

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Operated by HELiPRO

From £470 per person

North Island Rail Trails Cycleway

The Crown Hotel Napier

The Central North Island Rail Trails are exciting, new additions to this picturesque area which includes the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There are two new trails, both of which have been created from historical disused tracks, roads and railways and which can now be enjoyed on foot or by cycle. Catering for individuals, families and groups alike, the guides' vast experience in working with people of all ages and abilities ensures that adventures will be comfortable, safe and above all, fun.

Set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri near Napier, the hotel offers boutique accommodation with 43 rooms and suites. Choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel, modern contemporary rooms overlooking the ocean or two and three bedroom luxury apartments. The hotel’s comprehensive facilities and services include complimentary car parking, daily newspaper delivery, laundry facilities, fitness centre access, wireless internet in lobby and bar, 45 seat Globe Theatrette and an award-winning restaurant, Milk & Honey.

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Operated by Adrift

Outdoors Ltd

From £136 per person

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Oreti Apartments

Aylstone Boutique Retreat

Oreti Apartments offer self-contained waterfront accommodation with uninterrupted views of Lake Taupo. Set amidst 2 hectares of tranquil bush, on an elevated site between two scenic reserves, the apartments are located 9 miles from Turangi, on the southern shores of Lake Taupo in the North Island. All apartments have balconies with expansive lake views. The Tongariro Crossing walk and fishing are key attractions which are easily accessible from this family- run property. The on-site restaurant enables guests to dine in comfort and admire the views.

Nestled in the renowned pinot noir wine region of Martinborough Wine Village, Aylstone provides six French provincial style rooms with exquisite views, classic furnishings and ensuite bathrooms. The tranquility of Aylstone, with its backdrop of vines and mountains, renders it a relaxing getaway for wine and food enthusiasts travelling the Classic New Zealand Wine Trial. Guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner in the on-site restaurant; all rates include bed and breakfast. Activities include riding Aylstone’s vintage bikes and exploring Martinborough's boutique vineyards.

From £181 per room per night

From £121 per room per night

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Ballina Motel

Scenic Hotel Te Pania has been designed to complement its remarkable location on the edge of beautiful Hawke's Bay. This modern hotel has been shaped to echo the lines of the Bay, offering stunning views out over the ever-changing Pacific Ocean. The hotel provides 109 air-conditioned superior rooms and suites, all of which face out to the bay with floor to ceiling windows which slide open. All rooms include Sky TV, Wi-Fi internet, mini bar, fridge, tea and coffee facilities. The Exchange Brasserie and Bar open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with alfresco dining.

Drift back in time to the 1930's in Napier in the North Island with Ballina Motel's Art Deco architecture. This comfortable, self catering motel is a great base for embarking on trips to famed Hawke’s Bay vineyards. Explore the stunning scenery or stroll to local eateries and shops or saviour premium wines in the comfort of the motel. The studio, one and two bedroom suites all feature air-conditioning, kitchenette, free in-room high speed Internet and Sky Digital TV, double spa baths, upper floor balconies and room service. Continental and cooked breakfast are available.

From £101 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com

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North Island

Middle-earth Filming Locations

Capital Tastes Tour, Wellington

Visit the Wellington film locations used for the Shire, the Gardens of Isengard, the River Anduin, Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith. Be spellbound at the site of Lothlorien, the majestic Fernside Lodge. In 2000, Fernside’s lake was transformed into part of Lothlorien and then into the Gladden Fields. Fernside’s white bridge remains as a reminder of Lothlorien’s bridge. Explore Rivendell and the riverside spot where Aragorn was washed ashore. Visit Miramar, home to many of the stars as well as the new Weta Cave with souvenirs and take a virtual tour of Weta Workshop.

Enjoy sightseeing with great food in Wellington. Discover the nation's café capital and favourite food haunts where you can savour tastings with a knowledgeable guide who will introduce you to some of the city’s hidden culinary treasures. Choose either the Capital Tastes tour and receive a bonus voucher to enjoy at two top Wellington eateries, or continue with our guide on our Walking Gourmet tour to enjoy a delicious lunch with New Zealand wines at award-winning Logan Brown Restaurant which is a real hit with foodies.

Price based on half-day

Operated by Flat

Earth NZ Experiences

From £101 per person

Price based on 3 hour tour

Operated by Zest

Food Tours

From £98 per person

Highlights of Wellington

Kapiti Island Nature Tours Overnight

Discover the highlights of quaint Wellington, with spectacular views of the harbour from the top of Mount Victoria. Thrill at the ride on the steep cable car up to see the farreaching panorama of the city. Parliament, the Beehive and the historic Old St Paul’s Cathedral are all on the itinerary. On the earthquake-scarred South Coast, visit the site of the Wahine ferry disaster. View typical Wellington houses perched on the steep, rocky hills overlooking the distant ranges of the South Island. Visit Te Papa to learn about the nation’s historical and cultural treasures.

Viewing the little spotted kiwi in its natural habitat is one of the most memorable experiences to be had in New Zealand. Upon arrival at Waiorua Bay (North end), you will receive an introductory talk by experienced guides. The unique overnight accommodation at Kapiti Nature Lodge provides the opportunity to enjoy genuine Maori hospitality. A highlight of the tour is the kiwi spotting night walk with an experienced guide. In addition, this provides the rare chance to observe endangered New Zealand birds.

Price based on half-day city hghlights inspiration tour

Operated by Flat

Earth NZ Experiences

From £101 per person

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Island Nature Tours

From £321 per person

InterContinental Wellington

Boulcott Suites Apartments

InterContinental Wellington is conveniently located downtown, 5 miles from Wellington International Airport. Favoured by its prime site opposite picturesque Wellington Harbour, this stylish hotel is well placed for exploring the city’s top attractions. InterContinental Wellington has 231 attractively decorated rooms and offers the discerning traveller two Club InterContinental floors with a private and exclusive Club lounge. Comfort, service and location are the hallmarks of an InterContinental Wellington stay.

Centrally located in the heart of picturesque Wellington, Boulcott Suites is a new complex featuring spacious, beautifully designed, fully equipped ensuite apartments. Adjacent to a series of executive townhouses, all two bedroom and two bathroom suites and townhouses feature executive style interior design, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, balcony or courtyard and high speed internet. A gymnasium with a salt water pool, steam room and sauna is conveniently located opposite the property.

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Mercure Wellington

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Mercure Wellington's prime location at the top of The Terrace offers panoramic views over the city. The funky Cuba Quarter and many of the capital's key attractions are close by. With 104 Mercure rooms and seven Executive suites, the hotel’s excellent facilities include a business centre, on-site parking, indoor heated pool, gym and sauna. With sweeping city and harbour views as the decor, Brasserie 345 is a privileged spot for enjoying dinner. The Lobby Bar offers an extensive beverage menu, ideal for pre-dinner drinks.

Enjoying a prized location in the centre of town, the newly renovated Travelodge Wellington is a short stroll from lively cafés, shops and the beautiful Wellington Harbour. The hotel offers 132 spacious rooms and features a cosy restaurant which serves a scrumptious breakfast. This provdes a great start to a day of exploring picturesque Wellington. A very comfortable property, Travelodge Wellington is close to Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the Museum of Wellington City & Sea.

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Manawatawhi / Three Kings islands

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climbing, heli-skiing, trekking, cycling, rafting, bungy jumping, cruising and whale watching. The dramatic scenery changes from ice-capped peaks, to flowing fiords, braided rivers, misty harbours and rolling hills sprinkled with vineyards. Relaxing with a glass or two of the region’s outstanding wines is an excellent adjunct to a thrill-packed day.

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Marlborough Renowned for its exceptional Sauvignon Blancs, Marlborough is the largest and most well known wine region in New Zealand. Favoured by year round sunshine, the region is also an attractive area for walking and sea kayaking. Wine tasting is, however, a must for anyone wishing to appreciate the legendary labels from Marlborough.

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South Island

10 Days Simply South Coach Tour or Self Drive

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch. Known as the ‘Garden City’, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Today is yours for optional activities. Stay 1 night Christchurch. Day 2: Christchurch/Mount Cook/Queenstown. Cross the Canterbury Plains into the Mt Cook National Park and enjoy lunch then travel through the spectacular Mackenzie Country to the Lindis Pass. Pass the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell and past the Kawarau Gorge with its historic gold mines to Queenstown. Stay 3 nights Queenstown. Day 3: Milford Sound. A full-day taking in the wonders of Milford Sound and Mitre Peak, while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound, returning to Queenstown by evening. Day 4: Queenstown. Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine village, and included is admission on the Skyline gondola for you to see the beauty of Queenstown from above. Day 5: Queenstown/Dunedin. This morning board a coach to Pukerangi where you will join the Taieri Gorge train and enjoy rugged, unspoilt landscape and the opportunity for sightseeing stops. Enjoy breathtaking views on this historic journey to Dunedin. Stay 2 nights Dunedin.

Day 6: Dunedin. This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dunedin. This afternoon you will see penguins, fur seals and albatross on this unique Otago Peninsula wildlife tour. Day 7: Dunedin/Christchurch. Travel north through historic Oamaru, and seaside Timaru, then across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch arriving early evening. Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey. Day 8: Christchurch. Your tour concludes with a transfer to Christchurch Airport to meet your onward flight.

From £86 per person

7 Day Trains, Whales and Parks

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch. Upon arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation. Today is yours for optional activities. Stay 1 night Christchurch. Day 2: Christchurch / Kaikoura. The TranzCoastal train passes through North Canterbury, then along the coastline between Kaikoura Ranges and the Pacific. Depending on local conditions, enjoy a cruise along the coast of Kaikoura. Stay 1 night Kaikoura. Day 3: Kaikoura / Blenheim / Nelson. Join the coastal train and turn inland to Blenheim, continuing by coach to Nelson. Stay 2 nights Nelson. Day 4: Nelson / Abel Tasman National Park / Nelson. A full-day excursion to Abel Tasman National Park. Board a coach to Kaiteriteri Beach before boarding your cruise. You can choose to remain onboard for the duration of the cruise or disembark to walk part of the track.

Day 5: Nelson / Greymouth. Travel through Buller Gorge to Westport and down the coast to Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Stay 1 night Greymouth. Day 6: Greymouth / Christchurch. This morning is at leisure. Board the TranzAlpine train and travel through the Otira tunnel, over Arthur's Pass and across to Canterbury Plains. Stay 1 night Christchurch. Day 7: Depart Christchurch. Transfer to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

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Kayak, Seals & Walk Day Trip

3 Day Guided Kayak & Walk

This is an all-in-one experience near Nelson. Start with an easy two hour guided sea kayak trip and explore the spectacular sculpted granite Kaiteriteri coast to ‘Split Apple Rock’. Then travel in style and comfort aboard the 1pm Vista Cruise into the heart of the park. View the antics of the Tonga Island seal colony before disembarking at picturesque Tonga Quarry to enjoy a two hour unguided coastal bush walk, through native forest to the beautiful Bark Bay lagoon and golden sands of Medlands beach, rejoining the Vista Cruise for your return. Tour operates October-April. Price based on full-day kayak, seals and walk tour

Operated by Wilsons

Abel Tasman National Park

From £90 per person

Abel Tasman Day Pass Take a journey along this fine coastal stretch, staying at the only two beachfront lodges within the Abel Tasman National Park: Torrent Bay Lodge and Meadowbank Homestead, Awaroa. Expert guides help you design each day to be as adventurous or as relaxed as you wish. Walk through lush rainforest, sea kayak the forest-fringed bays or simply laze on a golden sandy beach. You’ll travel in style between lodges on the fast, comfortable Vista Cruise looking for seals, penguins, dolphins and birds basking in the sun. At the end of the day, relax in your ensuite room before indulging in a fine meal of local specialities. Your hosts, the Wilson family, share eight generations of experience in the region where the family has been welcoming visitors since 1841. Quality private rooms, friendly hosts, fine dining, open fires and central heating make this a civilised, all year round adventure.

This flexible cruise and walk day pass offers a range of walks and cruise durations to suit different schedules and abilities. From the comforts of the new state of the art cruising catamaran you’ll discover golden sandy beaches, lush native forest, stunning coastal views, seal viewing and opportunities for swimming in calm, azure waters. The Vista Cruise departs from Kaiteriteri with coach connections to Nelson. Stay aboard for the full cruise or select a cruise and walk option, disembarking to enjoy a bush walk or beach stop before rejoining the boat for the return. Price based on open return cruise pass

Price based on 3 days 2 nights including transfers from Motueka

Operated by Wilsons

Abel Tasman National Park

From £802 per person

Operated by Wilsons

Abel Tasman National Park

From £43 per person

Abel Tasman Sailing Tours

Greenshell Mussel Cruise

Cruise Abel Tasman National Park's South Island coastline on a catamaran and enjoy scenic sailing with gentle sea breezes. The only scheduled full-day sailing tour of this coastal paradise explores shallow lagoons and crystal clear waters and includes beach stops, walks and optional swimming. Enjoy the antics of the local fur seals. Get involved with the sailing or sit back and relax. Join a full-day sailing tour, or combined sailing and walking tour. Private personalised tours are also available. Sailing tours depart Kaiteriteri Beach with coach transfers available. Price based on full-day sailing tour including transfers ex Nelson

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Tasman Sailing Adventures

From £108 per person

Taste Marlborough Tour This fun and informative afternoon cruise heads into the scenic Marlborough Sounds from Havelock. Relax and soak in the wondrous natural beauty whilst learning about the history of the area and its pioneering families. Sample delicious greenshell mussells at a local farm and discover how they grow in the Marlborough Sounds. All of this before savouring them freshly steamed with a glass of crisp Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Cruise departs daily at 1.30pm from 1 September – 30 April. Marlborough Icons Tour can arrange pick-ups from Picton, Blenheim and Nelson daily.

Discover the world-renowned wines of Marlborough in this full-day tour. Taste Marlborough has been created for visitors who love great wine and who are keen to learn more about the region, the wineries, the wines and the people who make them. Each winery experience has been specially created and privately hosted to ensure an outstanding tasting experience. Tour through a select number of boutique and iconic wineries, including well-known Cloudy Bay and Te Whare Ra. All wineries have been chosen for their history, excellent service and top range of wines. Price based on full-day tour

Price based on afternoon cruise ex Havelock

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South Island

Purely Marlborough Package

Marlborough Sounds

Scenic Hotel Marlborough Experience Marlborough in the South Island in style and comfort with this three night Purely Marlborough Package tour. Indulge in excellent accommodation, wonderful wine and food, combined with day tours through the majestic Marlborough Sounds and renowned Marlborough wine region. Spend two nights at the luxurious Bay of Many Coves Resort in the Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy waterfront accommodation in a stunning apartment with a guided walk on Queen Charlotte Track with wilderness guides. Treat yourself to an evening at Marlborough Vintners Hotel in the heart of the Marlborough wine region and revel in the country's crisp sauvignon blancs on the Marlborough Icons Tour. All accommodation, transfers, water taxis, day tours, breakfasts and dinners are included in the package. It is purely the best that Marlborough has to offer.

A short walk from the centre of Blenheim, Scenic Hotel Marlborough brings a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to the heart of Marlborough wine country. The hotel has recently undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment and is located 20-minutes’ drive from the inter-island ferry terminal in Picton. The property features 54 superior rooms with Sky TV, Wi-Fi internet, work desk with media hub, fridge and mini bar. The heated, outdoor pool is open from October to April. Seymours Restaurant & Bar serve breakfast and dinner daily.

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From £752 per person

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Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

Raetihi Lodge

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Resort is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and charming decor. Surrounded by stunning, well-kept gardens, the resort is conveniently located just ten minutes’ drive from the heart of Nelson and the city's airport. With four types of accommodation from which to choose, the hotel has 20 boutique rooms and an equally stunning lobby enclosed by a timber-beamed ceiling. For those wanting a bit more space, the comfortable studio units are the ideal option.

Nestled in a secluded bay of extraordinary beauty in the Marlborough Sounds, Raetihi Lodge is a great property for a special getaway, intimate wedding or holiday.

The beautifully furnished one and two bedroom cottages are the main feature of the Monaco Resort. Each cottage is specially furnished with French doors that open onto the village green, the stream or a private courtyard. The Monaco has its own award-winning restaurant The Orangerie, three purpose-built conference venues, pool, gym, a health and beauty spa, craftsman jeweller and hairdresser.

From £99 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com

Setting a high standard for gracious, unsurpassed hospitality, the lodge provides a tranquil retreat with a choice of 14 rooms and three different room types. From the vantage point of their own decks, the Seaview rooms enjoy sweeping views over the saphire blue water of the Kenepuru Sound. Garden rooms are tucked away in a quiet corner where guests can unwind in the seclusion and serenity of the beautiful, surrounding gardens. The private Hillview rooms are comfortable and inviting. In this peaceful setting, guests can do as much or as little as they like with walking, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and golf all on offer at the lodge.

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Christchurch & Canterbury

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earthquake in February 2011. Whilst part of the city centre still remains closed, Christchurch continues to be an important gateway for many of the wonderful experiences on offer around the Canterbury area. From skiing to hiking, mountaineering, trekking, cruising and wine tasting, the region is proud of its diversity. Mountain peaks covered in snow meringue, crystal lakes and verdant hills are some of the highlights.

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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises

Kaikoura - Whales, Wine, Mountains & Sea

Discover historic and scenic Akaroa in the South Island near Christchurch, aboard the large modern catamaran, Black Cat. Gaze at the sweeping splendour of Akaroa Harbour and observe playful, rare New Zealand Hector's dolphins, fur seals, penguins and other sea birds. Visit Cathedral Cave and encounter relics of the Maori and colonial past, as well as a modern, working salmon farm. The two hour cruise departs daily from the main wharf. Swimming with dolphins is possible all year round in Akaroa. Black Cat Cruises is a previous winner of the Supreme New Zealand Tourism Award.

Depart Christchurch and travel through scenic, rural North Canterbury to Kaikoura, where the majestic mountains meet the sea. Join a Whale Watch cruise and experience the magic of observing magnificent sperm whales and dusky dolphins close up. Enjoy a café lunch, admire glorious vistas and view New Zealand fur seals frolicking on the Kaikoura Peninsula. Sample local wines with an expert at a Canterbury winery before returning to Christchurch. The tour includes whale watch cruise, lunch, guided walks and informative commentary, picnic teas, wine tastings and transfers.

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Price based on full-day including lunch ex Christchurch

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Trails

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Kaikoura Wilderness Walks

Experience the Wilderness Walk of a Lifetime in the South Island. 0perated by a family owned business, we pride ourselves on attention to detail. Join us on an extraordinary path of discovery into the “World of the Gods”, with untouched wilderness and sweeping vistas rendering this an unforgettable adventure.

Accommodation is at the luxury Shearwater Lodge which is nestled into the edge of majestic bushland in a spectacular alpine valley at 3,281 feet. This purpose-built, ecofriendly lodge provides the ultimate retreat with spacious ensuite rooms and private balconies overlooking the pristine wilderness.

Enjoy this exclusive two or three day guided walk through renowned Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve in Kaikoura on the highest privately owned land in New Zealand. Revel in breathtaking mountain scenery, admire diverse eco-systems and discover rare and endangered species of native flora and fauna. This is a photographer’s heaven and a birdlover’s paradise, with abundant nature around every corner.

Prices are all-inclusive and include Kaikoura transfers, luggage transport, accommodation, meals, guiding and the loan of equipment. Walk, relax, revive and rejuvenate in this stunning alpine environment. Price based on 2 days 1 night guided walk ex Kaikoura

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Wilderness Walks

From £684 per person

Arthur's Pass - Train, Mountains & Forest

Akaroa - Cruise, Dolphins and Scenic Drive

Journey from Christchurch into Arthur’s Pass National Park on the TranzAlpine train to view spectacular mountains and impressive Otira Gorge. Explore native bush, forests and waterfalls on foot before lunching at a country hotel. Visit the mysterious and sacred site of Kura Tawhiti (Castle Hill), comprised of limestone cliffs and weatherworn, rainsmoothed rocks. Cross over Porter’s Pass and the Canterbury Plains before returning to Christchurch. TranzAlpine train, guided walks, informative commentary, lunch, picnic, teas and transfers included.

Travel along an extinct volcanic rim with stunning views of Banks Peninsula, Akaroa Harbour, the Pacific Ocean and remote South Island bays. Explore the picturesque village of Akaroa, the only French settlement to be established in New Zealand, before enjoying lunch at an award-winning café. Swim with dolphins or cruise in the harbour with Black Cat Cruises to search for rare Hector's dolphins, fur seals and penguins. Return to Christchurch via Barry's Bay Cheese Factory. Nature cruise, lunch, informative commentary, picnic, teas, cheese tasting and transfers are included.

Price based on full-day including lunch ex Christchurch

Price based on full-day including lunch ex Christchurch

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Trails

From £205 per person

Operated by Canterbury

Trails

From £205 per person


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The George, Christchurch

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

The essence of supreme comfort, The George is a luxury, boutique hotel which is renowned for its personalised service and attentive staff. Located in the heart of Christchurch overlooking picturesque Hagley Park and the pretty Avon River, the property is a peaceful retreat close to Christchurch’s cultural precinct and key attractions. With 53 intimate and stylishly refurbished rooms and suites, two award-winning restaurants and a one-to-one staff to guest ratio ensuring impeccable service, the George is a refined and charming address.

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch will be expecting to re-open their doors in early/mid April 2013. Located in the city centre, the hotel has 171 chic rooms and suites. All are comfortably decorated with contemporary furnishings and have air-conditioning, iPod docking station and internet access. Hotel facilities include a spa, fitness centre, bar, restaurant and full concierge service. Guests can enjoy views of the city or the nearby Southern Alps.

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Terra Vive Motel Christchurch

Heritage Christchurch

Terra Vive is an easy drive from Christchurch Airport and is within walking distance of the Christchurch Casino. The motel’s beautifully appointed rooms have been tastefully decorated in contemporary tones. The studio, one and two bedroom units and deluxe suites include a luxury spa bath, sunny private courtyard or balcony, laundry, kitchenette, plasma TV and high speed internet. Other features include a secure on-site guest carpark and room service continental breakfast, which is available upon request.

Reopening in early 2013, Heritage Christchurch is a charming, heritage property located on Cathedral Square within easy walking distance of Hagley Park in central Christchurch. Consisting of one and two bedroom self-contained suites in the beautifully restored 100 year old Old Government Building, the resort enjoys top facilities including a heated indoor lap pool, spa pool, sauna, Maddisons Restaurant and Font Bar. The hotel is well situated for visiting key attractions in this gateway city.

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The Chateau on the Park, Christchurch

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Situated opposite picturesque Hagley Park, The Chateau on the Park is set in five acres of pretty, landscaped gardens. Located three miles from the airport, the hotel is well placed for visiting local attractions including the lovely Botanic Gardens or for golfing in Hagley Park and punting in a boat on the scenic Avon River. The Chateau on the Park provides a relaxing escape, far from the stress of city life. Relax and unwind in the verdant gardens, dine in the award-winning restaurant or chill out with cocktails in the cosy bar.

Located two minutes from Christchurch Airport, the hotel is adjacent to the Antarctic Centre and is a 15-minute drive from the city centre. The 208 well-appointed rooms with ensuites offer safety deposit boxes, Sky TV and high speed wireless internet access. The hotel provides a 24/7 airport shuttle service and has recently refurbished the restaurant and bar. Other attributes include a pool, 24-hour reception and room service, free parking and seven conference venues accommodating up to 300 delegates.

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, near Kaikoura

Waves on the Esplanade, Kaikoura Apartments

Located seven miles north of the pretty seaside town of Kaikoura in the South Island, Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses share the land with a deer stud and olive grove. Nestled between the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range and picturesque Mangamaunu Bay, the property is a contemporary country lodge. Featuring four lodge rooms, five luxury tree houses built in the forested canopy of a native Manuka grove and the Olive House Suite, the lodge’s on-site facilities include an outdoor lap pool, guest change room, sauna, gym, beauty treatment and restaurant.

Waves Apartments Kaikoura is ideally placed for exploring the awe-inspiring naturebased experiences of this waterfront South Island setting. Architecturally designed and fitted to the highest standards, this self-catering accommodation features two bedroom and two bathroom apartments with balconies overlooking the ocean and snow-capped mountains. Features include modern kitchen appliances, Sky TV and quality furnishings. Opposite the beach and a short stroll from the town centre, attractions such as the Dolphin Encounter and Kaikoura Whale Watch are all close by.

From £370 per room per night

From £152 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


150 West Coast & Glaciers Touring & Accommodation

South Island

Twin Glacier Helicopter

Twin Glaciers Tours

This riveting South Island experience provides the ideal opportunity to get up close to spectacular, snow-capped glaciers. You will be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers and land at the head of either the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier. View the incredible natural phenomenon of the glacier as it winds slowly down the carved valleys from its origin in the mountains high above you. Flight away time: Approximately 30-minutes (including snow landing).

Tour to and from Greymouth in the Te Wahi Pounamu World Heritage area in the south west of New Zealand, taking in the renowned Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and beautiful Lake Matheson. The guides’ intimate knowledge of local people, places and stories will entertain and enthral. The tour stops at ancient lakes, with highlights including the opportunity to hike the glacier valley and stroll the forested, lake edge. Photographing the amazing scenery of the West Coast of the Southern Alps is facilitated by frequent stops.

Price based on 30-minutes ex Franz Josef or Fox Glacier

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West Coast Tours

From £166 per person

Mountains High / Alpine Explorer Mt Cook

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Experience this magnificent environment with a high alpine helicopter flight over the Ben Ohau Mountains in the South Island. Watch as the landscape reveals steep, rugged mountains as you rise above scarred ridges left by ancient glaciers. Rise over a mountain pass that reveals superb views out to Aoraki/Mount Cook and the surrounding peaks. Prepare yourself for a spectacular alpine landing where you will be able to play in the snow. Take in the sweeping, expansive views down the Tasman Valley on your journey back to base.

Ideally placed for adventure and leisure pursuits near the shores of dazzling Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort is surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The resort is a scenic 2.5 hour drive from both Christchurch and Queenstown. Accommodation ranges from studio rooms to one, two and three bedroom villas with tranquil decor inspired by tones of the lake and earth. Rakinui Restaurant serves local New Zealand specialities in a delightful setting with breathtaking lake views.

Price based on 30-minutes Alpine Explorer ex Glentanner Park

Operated by Helicopter

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From £188 per person

Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier

From £118 per room per night

58 On Cron Motel, Franz Josef

Surrounded by tranquil native rainforest, 58 On Cron Motel is in the heart of impressive Franz Josef Glacier country in the South Island. Located opposite the new Glacier Hot Pool complex, the property is situated 200 yards from local cafés, restaurants and shops. All studio, spa studio, one and two bedroom units have ensuites and are selfcontained. Kitchen facilities include a microwave and hot plates. Additional services and facilities include an on-site tour booking and information desk, business services, internet access, guest laundry and barbeque area. From £102 per room per night

Distinction Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, Fox Glacier The recently constructed Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a stunning, lodge style hotel surrounded by verdant, native rainforest on New Zealand’s beautiful West Coast. Nestled between the mountains and the sea with a World Heritage glacier close by, this exclusive eco-retreat offers exceptional cuisine and attention to detail. Rooms have been specially designed to take into account both comfort and respect for the environment. Features in the rooms include a heat pump to maximise guest comfort, a pillow menu, luxurious bed linen, as well as a private balcony or courtyard. The appropriately named Canopy Restaurant offers sumptuous breakfast and dinner menus. The five course degustation menu, created from the freshest West Coast and South Island produce, means dinner guests enjoy a complete food experience.

From £361 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com

Distinction Te Weheka is nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps, in the quaint township of Fox Glacier on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This boutique hotel offers 20 King rooms, all with spacious bedrooms and private balconies, as well as under floor heating in the bedroom and bathroom. The upstairs guest lounge is ideal for relaxing, with stunning views of the surroundings in the background. Alternatively, guests can savour a glass of premium local wine in the comfort of their own room with private balcony. From £146 per room per night


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151 West Coast & Glaciers Accommodation

Franz Alpine Retreat Apartments

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Alpine Retreat Apartments provide an excellent option for accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier, only two miles north of the Franz Josef Village in the South Island. Set right in the heart of Glacier Country, the property is surrounded by the magnificent Southern Alps Mountain Ranges. The two bedroom chalets are self contained with full kitchen facilities, Sky TV and wireless high speed internet. Facilities include guest laundry, a barbeque, children’s playground and DVD library. Continental and cooked breakfasts are available upon request.

Making the most of its alpine South Island location, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier consists of two wings. Each wing is characterised by its own particular ambiance and charm. Both wings are enhanced by the lush, native bush surroundings and beautiful alpine views. Situated on the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier welcomes guests in true New Zealand style. The hotel offers 130 rooms with features including Sky TV, mini bar, fridge and Wi-Fi internet access. This is an ideal setting for exploring this pristine area.

From £130 per room per night

From £212 per room per night

Glenfern Villas

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Nestled in a quiet country setting with views of the Southern Alps mountain range and surrounding native bush, Glenfern Villas are situated two miles north of Franz Josef township and three miles from the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand's South Island. Each villa is stylishly furnished with fully self-contained kitchen and bathroom, guest laundry and private decks. Free tour advice and booking service are available at reception.

Located in the heart of Fox Glacier village on the west of the South Island, Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier offers convenient access to the area’s many natural attractions. The hotel has a wide range of accommodation options including 51 standard rooms and 16 budget rooms with ensuites and shared facilities. Experience the comfortable hospitality of a true West Coast hotel, relax in the lounge by the open fireplace, meet the locals in the Climbers Rest Bar and enjoy a meal from the buffet in the Mountain Goats Bakery Café. This is a great base for discovering this region.

From £93 per room per night

From £113 per room per night

Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass is nestled in the heart of the Southern Alps. Offering 20 Mountain View rooms and four luxurious Alpine Spa Lodges, the lodge features gourmet food and an extensive wine selection.

This is where fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins meet wilderness forests, lakes and rivers. Discover spectacular beaches and untouched rainforests sandwiched between pristine lakes and pure rivers draining from the snow-capped Southern Alps. With 24 Rainforest Rooms and four luxurious Riverview Rooms along the Moeraki River and Rapids, the lodge features gourmet food and a very extensive wine list. Explore 12 miles of forest, river and sea coastal walking tracks or set off in a canoe from in front of the lodge.

This is the place for discovering pristine wilderness on the 5,000 acre nature reserve and high country merino sheep station. Guests can walk directly from their rooms into a natural paradise of beech forest, moss-lined streams and lakes. Explore this special place with a guide; the first Maori visitors called it Te Ko Awa a Aniwaniwa - Valley of the Mother of the Rainbows. Arthur’s Pass National Park and Craigieburn Forest Park are also close by. The price includes accommodation, four course dinner, full breakfast and three hours/ day of guided nature and farm trips. Travel to the lodge by car or the TranzAlpine train. Minimum two night stay recommended. From £408 per room per night

The price includes accommodation, four course dinner, breakfast and two hours of guided nature or canoe trips/day. Brown trout fishing is available all year. Penguin season is from August till December. Kayak, walk and beachcomb for treasures or drive north one hour to Fox Glacier. Minimum two night stay recommended.

From £408 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


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South Island

The picturesque resort town of Queenstown is a blend of sophistication, fun and adventure. New Zealand’s adventure capital, with its misty lake and mountain landscapes, is the place to go to for snow sports, bungy jumping, jet boating, horse trekking, hiking and river rafting. Queenstown rocks by night but day owls will love the chance to escape, relax and indulge in the local fare.

Heli-ski down some challenging pistes on the diamond-white slopes in Wanaka. For the less brazen, saddling up a horse or hiking are ideal for discovering the great outdoors. Budding mountaineers will vie to climb daunting Mount Aspiring in the National Park, EAST whilst lakeside lounge lizards can SYDNEY admire the beautiful Darling scenery in café-comfort. Harbour

Fiordland

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

From £212 per person Day 1: Upon arrival in Queenstown, transfer by shuttle to your chosen hotel. Warren

Day 2: A full-day tour including Park return transfers and a Milford Sound cruise is included in your package. The onboard nature guides at Milford Sound are passionate about sharing their knowledge of this beautiful fiord and its flora and fauna. There is plenty of time available for exploring points of interest and to take in the stunning scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and towering peaks. Watch out for wildlife along the way. Day 3: Enjoy a leisurely day by Lake Wakitpu or pre-book from our recommended activities. Hallenstein St

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The power of Fiordland’s scenery Pyrmont never fails to enthral Bridge travellers. Waterfalls tumble into massive fiords, Cockle Bay ancient rainforest clings to mountains, while 9 shimmering lakes and granite peaks are a reminder of another era. Walk, hike and cruise this majestic land and come face to face with its timeless beauty.

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Queenstown & Beyond Touring

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country

Queenstown Rafting Triple Challenge

Relive the elegance of turn of the century travel with a cruise onboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Affectionately known as the ‘Lady of the Lake’, she has transported goods for local run-holders and conveyed passengers on beautiful Lake Wakatipu for 100 years. Disembark at Walter Peak High Country Farm to experience a typical farm with sheep shearing. Observe the sheep dogs working stock and enjoy afternoon tea. Other dining options include a delicious barbecue lunch cooked on the terrace or traditional carvery style evening dining in the Colonel’s Homestead. Price based on 3.5 hours including cruise and refreshments

Operated by Real

Journeys

From £46 per person

Dart River - Wilderness and Funyak Safaris Your adventure begins with a briefing before being taken to this exciting jet boat ride, the Shotover Jet near Queenstown. Speed through rocky canyons and experience the famous ‘Hamilton 360’ spins. At Cavells Rafting Lodge, change into rafting gear and climb aboard a twin turbine helicopter for a spectacular roller coaster flight into Skippers Canyon. Upon landing at Deep Creek, the guide will provide a full safety briefing. Your rafting adventure commences in peaceful waters where it is easy to practice paddling techniques before hearing the roar of the ‘Mother’ section. Your heart will be pumping as you paddle through sections such as 'Squeeze', 'Toilet’ and 'Pinball'. Upon arrival at the Oxenbridge Tunnel, raft 189 yards through darkness before splashing out through the last rapid, 'Cascade'. Whilst no experience is necessary, confidence in the water is required.

Queenstown's Dart River Jet Safaris offer unique combinations of breathtaking World Heritage scenery, exciting wilderness jet boating, Maori heritage and inspiring adventure. These are the truly authentic discoveries that make New Zealand such an exceptional destination. Choose the journey that suits you best from a range of two amazing safari options: the amazing Wilderness Safari, or the unique and remarkable Funyak Safari adventure where you will experience one of New Zealand's most sensational journeys.

Price based on half-day triple challenge

Operated by Real

Journeys

From £243 per person

Price based on full-day wilderness safari

Operated by Wilderness,

and Funyak Safaris

From £126 per person

Real Journeys Te Anau Glowworm Caves

The journey begins with a cruise across Lake Te Anau in the South Island to Cavern House on its western shores onboard the luxury purpose-built catamaran, Luminosa. An experienced nature guide takes small groups underground for exploration by path and small boat into a world of rock formations, fossils, waterfalls, whirlpools and a cathedral cavern with rock walls towering high above. Move beyond the roar of the stream to the magical grotto to discover the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms. Take in the glittering display before retracing your steps to Te Anau. Price based on 7pm departure

Operated by Real

Journeys

From £36 per person

Safari of the Scenes

With over 20 years’ experience in operating small, personalised back country tours in Queenstown, Nomad Safaris will show you the New Zealand of your dreams. Travel by 4WD to the heart of Middle-earth on a half-day Safari of the Scenes. These are authentic adventures, rich in Lord of the Rings’ locations and local history. Enjoy diverse scenery and entertaining stories with a fun and knowledgeable guide. The maximum limit of six passengers per vehicle ensures a personalised experience. Half or full-day tours are available and include photo stops and refreshments. Price based on half-day tour

Operated by Nomad

Safaris

From £98 per person

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154 Queenstown & Beyond Touring

South Island

Queenstown's Original Wine Tour

Private Wine Trail

Join the Original Tour for an in-depth introduction to the region's outstanding wines with tastings at four wineries, a fascinating underground wine cave tour and observation of Queenstown's original bungy jump. Lunch may be purchased at the winery. The alternative relaxed and leisurely Summer Sampler Wine Tour operates from October to March. This tour includes tastings at two wineries, an underground wine cave tour, a delicious cheese presentation and tasting and a winery lunch selected from the menu. Both wine tours operate daily, departing at 12.30pm.

This fascinating tour begins when you are collected from your hotel in Queenstown in one of BLACK ZQN's late model luxury European vehicles. Travel in comfort with an experienced, personable guide and enjoy a half-day tour of three specially selected vineyards in the picturesque "Valley of Vines". Sample New Zealand’s outstanding wines whilst savouring the journey itself as we travel in style along scenic country roads with postcard views. This is wine tasting with a touch of luxury.

Price based on half-day tour

Operated by Queenstown

Wine Trail

From £83 per person

Price based on Cromwell/Bannockburn private tour

Operated by Black

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From £232 per person

Real Journeys Walter Peak Guided Cycling

Real Journeys Milford Track Guided Day Walk

Enjoy a leisurely cycle along a quiet back country road through tussock high country with beautiful views of the Von River and snow-covered Mount Earnslaw at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Cyclists are accompanied by a van with cycle trailer enabling them to cycle as much or as little or as they wish. Along the way, learn about surrounding high country sheep and cattle stations. On arrival back at Walter Peak, visit the Colonel’s Homestead for afternoon tea before boarding the TSS Earnslaw for the return cruise to Queenstown. Picnic lunch and hot drinks are included.

Join this full-day guided walk with a small group and explore the first section of the world-renowned Milford Track. Travel by coach from Te Anau and cruise up to the head of Lake Te Anau. Walk beside the Clinton River from Glade Wharf to Glade House for a leisurely lunch taking in the magnificient views as you walk further up the valley through forest, grassy flats and wetlands. The gradient is gentle with four to five hours' easy walking. Arrive at Neale Burn River and admire the spectacular alpine views before returning along the track to Te Anau.

Price based on ex Queenstown including lunch

Operated by Real

Journeys

From £128 per person

Price based on full-day including picnic lunch

Operated by Real

Journeys

Hollyford Track

Located south of Queenstown in the spectacular Fiordland National Park, the Hollyford Track guided wilderness experience is one of New Zealand’s greatest nature walks. In this 3 day all-inclusive experience, you will be transported from the wilderness to the sea, traversing the Hollyford Valley by foot, jetboat and helicopter. The maximum group number of 16 ensures that this will be a very special experience. As you cross rainforest to the wild sea in the South Island, our expert guide will bring to life the diversity of landscape, vegetation and wildlife and enthrall you with captivating stories of early Maori and pioneering families. Excellent cuisine and personal service are an important part of the experience, with accommodation being in comfortable, private lodges. The trip concludes with a helicopter flight into spectacular Milford Sound before the return to Queenstown.

Price based on 3 days 2 nights including all meals and transfers

Operated by Hollyford www.worldmarkettravel.com

Track

From £1,097 per person

Shotover River in Queenstown

From £179 per person


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South Island Real Journeys Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

Queenstown & Beyond Touring

Real Journeys Milford Sound Nature Cruise

This relaxing cruise is ideally suited to the independent traveller. The onboard nature guides will share their knowledge of the fiord’s natural beauty and its flora and fauna. Highlights include stunning scenery such as tumbling waterfalls, rich rainforest and towering peaks. Seasonal wildlife includes frolicking seals, dolphins and penguins. Transport is available in a luxury glass-roofed coach from Te Anau or Queenstown or by flight over spectacular alpine scenery (subject to weather). Price based on full-day including coach transfers ex Te Anau

Operated by Real

Journeys

From £92 per person

Milford Sound Cruises This overnight cruise in Milford Sound onboard the purpose-built Milford Mariner is the ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience. Board the vessel and settle into your private cabin with ensuite bathroom. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound and on to the Tasman Sea to experience stunning views of cascading waterfalls, wildlife, verdant rainforest and snow capped mountains with commentary from an experienced onboard nature guide. The spacious decks are ideal for viewing the wilderness scenery and wildlife such as fur seals, dolphins and rare penguins when in season. The overnight anchorage in sheltered Harrison Cove provides the opportunity for optional activities such as kayaking and tender excursions. After a hot breakfast the next morning, continue cruising on the fiord before returning to the Milford wharf. Coach connections are available from Te Anau and Queenstown.

Milford Sound is truly awe-inspiring. From sheer cliffs, tumbling waterfalls and cheeky fauna, treasure the experience with Southern Discoveries on a luxury scenic cruise where wildlife is close and pure glacial water can be experienced on an interactive Encounter Nature small boat cruise. Explore the entire length of the fiord with full commentary on modern, spacious, dolphin-friendly boats with expansive viewing and photo opportunities. For the ultimate Milford experience, visit the Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory or try their new kayaking option.

Price based on full-day including coach transfers ex Te Anau

Operated by Real

Journeys

From £190 per person

Real Journeys Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Price based on cruise ex Milford Sound

Operated by Southern

Discoveries

From £38 per person

Milford Sound Day Tour

Discover the wonders of legendary Milford Sound with this journey across the rugged Southern Alps, deep into the Homer Tunnel. Explore Eglinton Valley and the stunning Mirror Lakes, before venturing on the walk across The Chasm. Deep into the waters of Milford Sound, board the Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. On this one hour and 45-minute cruise, admire the wilderness of Mitre Peak, the incredible waterfalls and the wide array of wildlife whose abode is spectacular Milford Sound. Return to Queenstown by coach or scenic flight. Price based on full-day tour ex Queenstown

Operated by Great

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From £125 per person

Real Journeys Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise Indulge in an overnight cruise in the long southern twilight and savour dinner, bed and breakfast with a difference. From Manapouri in the South Island, cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm before boarding a coach through dense rainforest over Wilmot Pass to beautiful Doubtful Sound. Purpose built, the Fiordland Navigator offers private cabins, spacious viewing decks and a comfortable dining saloon. Discover this pristine environment, carved by glacial activity, in tenders or kayaks to view seals, penguins and dolphins. Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Doubtful Sound's waterfalls, wildlife, rainforest and mountains with commentary from an experienced nature guide before anchoring overnight in one of Doubtful Sound’s hidden arms. The following morning, after a full breakfast,we cruise on before returning to Manapouri. Coach connections are available from Te Anau and Queenstown.

Depart Queenstown by luxury coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through farmland to Manapouri. Then cruise across the crystal waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm before boarding a coach and crossing the alpine route of Wilmot Pass through some of Fiordland’s thickest rainforest. On reaching Deep Cove, passengers board a modern catamaran for a three hour cruise to explore the waterways of this serene and isolated fiord. Keep an eye out for the local pod of bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and when in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguin.

Price based on 2 days 1 night private cabin ex Te Anau

Operated by Real

Journeys

From £247 per person

Price based on full-day tour ex Queenstown

Operated by Real

Journeys

From £139 per person www.worldmarkettravel.com


156 Queenstown Accommodation

South Island

Azur Lodge

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

French antique chic sits side by side with sophisticated, modern design from New Zealand at this centrally located boutique hotel. Providing exceptional personal service, the hotel invokes the panache of Paris and the warm hospitality inherent to any Queenstown stay. The lobby and lounge flow into a resplendent reception enclave complementing the intimate Nue Lounge and Left Bank Café which offer a charming dining experience in Parisian fashion. The ‘piece de resistance’ is LeSpa, a relaxing haven where mind, body and spirit unite. Map Page 152 Reference 1

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From £197 per room per night

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel Azur Lodge is set amongst over 2.5 acres of native bushland and features a magnificent lodge with nine identical villas, all offering stunning views of pretty Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain ranges. Situated five minutes by complimentary transfer from downtown Queenstown, Azur is renowned for its personal service and attention to detail, making it a favourite for those celebrating honeymoons or special occasions. Each villa boasts its own private terrace, lounge and gas fireplace, TV, DVD/CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi and deluxe surround sound Yamaha stereo system. The spacious bathrooms offer double spa baths which enjoy spectacular views. All rates include personalised airport transfers, full breakfast in either the Lodge or in the privacy of the villas, homemade afternoon tea and pre-dinner drinks and canapés.

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A short walk from Queenstown's city centre, the hotel offers luxury accommodation in park-like surroundings. Enjoying majestic alpine views, the 19 spacious rooms, all with designer touches, bring affordable luxury to the sophisticated traveller. Guests can sample delicious Central Otago wine and canapés in the stylish Remarkables Lounge, whilst the hotel's hosts provide specialised advice on local attractions. A delicious a la carte breakfast is available, making this a great way to start an adventure-filled day.

From £242 per room per night

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Millbrook Resort

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Millbrook Resort near Queenstown is a secluded haven with an international reputation as one of New Zealand's leading luxury resorts. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains, Millbrook features a range of stylish accommodation with stone-clad buildings dating back 150 years. The resort is proud of its award-winning cuisine options, 27-hole world-class golf course, golf academy with the nation's most sophisticated technology, health and fitness centre, top spa facilities and several miles of hiking and biking trails.

Millennium Hotel Queenstown provides the opportunity to relax in an air of timeless elegance and experience a resort which captures the essence of a truly unique region. Located on Frankton Road, the main road into Queenstown, the hotel is four miles from the airport and a few minutes from the Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and outdoor areas.

Guests will value the personalised and dedicated service whilst enjoying Millbrook’s all year round appeal. Millbrook is more than a holiday, it is the essence of sophisticated relaxation in one of the world’s most stunning natural locations. Millbrook is only 15-minutes' shuttle ride from Queenstown and five minutes' drive to quaint, historic Arrowtown.

All of the 220 elegant rooms and suites enjoy those touches of luxury that ensure recognition of a Millennium property worldwide. The Observatory Restaurant, renowned for its attentive and discrete service, is one of Queenstown's finest dining experiences. Whatever your reason is for visiting Queenstown, the Millenium will ensure that your stay is a memorable one.

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From £120 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com

From £96 per room per night


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Peppers Beacon Queenstown

Situated on the pristine shores of Lake Wakatipu, Peppers Beacon Queenstown vaunts superb lake and mountain views. This is an ideal base, both for exploring this exciting year-round destination and for relaxing in this serene setting. There are four luxury accommodation styles from which to choose including hotel rooms, two and three bedroom suites and a deluxe penthouse suite with picturesque views of the lake and the Remarkables' mountain range. The property is a five minute walk from Queenstown’s vibrant array of restaurants, cafés and shops. Map Page 152 Reference 3

From £152 per room per night

Heritage Queenstown Showcasing breathtaking panoramic lake and alpine views, The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. A short walk from the centre of Queenstown, the hotel offers a variety of luxurious and spacious accommodation options including 60 hotel rooms and 90 apartments, all with private balconies to take advantage of the spectacular views. Features of the hotel include a fine dining restaurant with an award-winning chef whose exquisite menus are based on fresh produce from Central Otago, an extensive wine cellar, spa treatment room, courtesy shuttle to/from the centre of Queenstown, free Wi-Fi, conference room, gym, observatory and private jetty. Quiet, private and sophisticated, The Rees Hotel Queenstown epitomises southern hospitality at its best.

An award-winning European style alpine lodge with stunning lake and mountain views, Heritage Queenstown is close to the town centre. Sumptuous rooms include suites and self-contained three bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens and open plan lounge/ dining areas. After a day spent sightseeing or on the ski fields, relax in the resort style facilities including heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and spa. Map Page 152 Reference 4

From £97 per room per night

From £118 per room per night

Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

With spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range, the hotel boasts a prime location in the heart of vibrant Queenstown, close to major attractions. The chic rooms, decorated in natural tones, feature LCD TV, state-of-the-art technology, designer furnishings and private balconies or courtyard access with views of either the beautiful lake, The Remarkables, or the tranquil green oasis of the private central courtyard. Enjoy contemporary dining with lake views and excellent service or sample local wines in the intimate Red Bar.

Located on one of the most picturesque settings in New Zealand, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside combines a stunning lakefront with its centre of town position. Offering contemporary, stylish decor with superb, uninterrupted views, this modern hotel provides guests with attentive, professional service and excellent dining experiences at Elements Restaurant and Elements Café and Bar. Right in the heart of this cosmopolitan town, with easy access to its iconic activities, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is the ideal choice for beginning a Queenstown adventure.

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From £126 per room per night

From £86 per room per night

Oaks Shores Resort

Central Ridge Boutique Hotel

Straddling scenic Lake Wakatipu, Oaks Shores is a luxuriously appointed apartment style hotel in the popular New Zealand ski resort town of Queenstown. Accommodation includes one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, all with under floor heating, double glazed windows and top of the range kitchens or kitchenettes and bathrooms. In addition, the resort provides three and four bedroom stylish and comfortable penthouses, as well as studio hotel rooms which feature tea and coffee making facilities, under floor heating and ensuite bathrooms.

Central Ridge Boutique Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Queenstown and offers boutique accommodation combined with warm hospitality. A top of the range bed & breakfast, the hotel is an ideal holiday getaway. This is an intimate property with spacious rooms where the welcoming hosts can provide advice on the best of what the area has to offer, from restaurants to fun-filled outdoor adventures and prime ski locations. Alternatively, guests can choose a relaxing massage in the newly opened on-site day spa, or a soak in the local hot pools.

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From £89 per room per night

From £156 per room per night www.worldmarkettravel.com


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Scenic Suites Queenstown

Scenic Suites Queenstown is a luxurious hotel which offers guests exquisite style, comfort and spectacular views of Queenstown and the surrounding areas. Located on Stanley Street and elevated above the town centre, the hotel is a practical base from which to explore the area. The property has 84 superior rooms and one bedroom suites, many of which enjoy wonderful lake and mountain views. The one bedroom suites feature a separate bedroom, spacious ensuite with separate bath and shower, lounge with music system, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer. Map Page 152 Reference 9

From £130 per room per night

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Queenstown

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Rydges Lakeland Resort is situated on the shores of Queenstown’s beautiful Lake Wakatipu. One of Queenstown’s largest hotels, the property is a five minute walk along the scenic lakefront to the centre of town and a ten minute pretty drive from the airport. With 255 rooms, most with spectacular lake views, Rydges Lakeland has a variety of rooms to suit travellers. The on-site Ben Lomond Restaurant is a stylish, casual restaurant offering delicious contemporary New Zealand cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Map Page 152 Reference 10

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From £84 per room per night

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas The Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Queenstown Lakefront is conveniently located within walking distance of the centre of Queenstown and is just a short stroll from picturesque Lake Wakatipu. The hotel blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly, personal service. Copthorne Hotel and Resort features 240 superior guest rooms including five suites, some of which have balconies overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Views from the Lakefront Restaurant are almost as spectacular as the cuisine itself. The quality of the fresh New Zealand produce is rivalled only by the brilliant vistas of the lake and mountains. This stylish hotel holds Qualmark Enviro Gold status for its sustainable practices.

From £81 per room per night

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas is set on the shores of Lake Te Anau in New Zealand’s South Island. The 112 luxuriously appointed rooms offer stunning views of beautiful Lake Te Anau or the lovely hotel gardens. Dine on fine cuisine in the MacKinnon Room Restaurant, with uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau from the Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace. Distinction Te Anau also offers the largest hotel-based events’ centre in the region, including the only lakefront wedding chapel in Te Anau. Facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, spa and sauna. From £97 per room per night

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159 Wanaka Touring & Accommodation

Fly-Walk-Jetboat Siberia Wilderness Adventure

Maple Lodge Wanaka

Experience this "must do” activity in the World Heritage Mt Aspiring National Park in the South Island. This unique four hour, half-day wilderness experience combines a 20-minute scenic heli-glacier flight, three hour valley walk and a 30-minute river jet safari.

Guests enjoy both luxury and a homely atmosphere at this stylish property, set within the quiet haven of its 7 acre garden close to Lake Wanaka near Queenstown.

Start your experience in Makarora with a spectacular scenic helicopter flight to take in aerial views of the towering ice-carved mountains and glaciers. Wild deer and chamois are often sighted en route. Land in the remote Siberia Valley and enjoy a three hour walk on a well-marked track. Rendezvous with Wilkin River Jets for a thrilling and informative jet boat ride through the icy blue waters of the Wilkin and Makarora rivers back to base. A low to medium energy level is required.

The elegant modern guest suites with stunning mountain views offer privacy and comfort. Relax by the log fire in the spacious guest lounge and enjoy afternoon tea here or on your private patio. This luxury lodge features a spa tub and complimentary Wi-Fi access. There are many walking tracks and mountain bike tracks in Wanaka area from gentle lakeside strolls to day hikes to see the magnificent Rob Roy Glacier, and, for any of these, we are able to provide a packed lunch for you to enjoy during your walk. During the winter months Maple Lodge is a great ski lodge with log fires and warm rooms to make your stay comfortable.

Price based on half-day tour

Operated by Wilkin

River Jets

From £222 per person

From £162 per room per night

The Moorings Motel Wanaka

Belvedere Apartments Wanaka

Relax on the private balcony of a studio unit and enjoy magnificent uninterrupted lake and mountain views towards the Treble Cone Ski Area and Mt Aspiring National Park in New Zealand's South Island. Located opposite the lake, the property is a short walk from the town centre’s galleries, shops, cafés and restaurants.

Enjoy quality accommodation in Wanaka at Belvedere Apartments which are situated 200 yards from the centre of town and the pretty lake front. This South Island town is a great base for outdoor and adventure activities in the nearby national parks.

Studio units have kitchenette facilities and interconnecting room options with on-site facilities and services including a guest laundry, continental breakfast on request and wireless internet at reception. June to September is ski season. The cool slopes of Cardrona, Treble Cone, Snow Farm and Snow Park ski fields are all within 45-minutes drive of The Moorings, and Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski fields are an hour-and-a-half's drive away.

From £127 per room per night

The property is close to restaurants, cafés, galleries, shopping and sightseeing and tour companies. With well appointed, fully self-contained kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities, all apartments are blessed with wonderful mountain and/or lake views. Additional facilities include undercover parking, guest sauna, elevator and a ski and snowboard drying room. A complimentary pack containing tea, coffee, milk, sugar is provided in every apartment and townhouse for guest arrival.

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160 Dunedin & Stewart Island Touring & Accommodation Camp Estate

South Island

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Camp Estate is a glamourous stone manor situated on the Larnach Castle estate, a short drive from Dunedin on the Otago Peninsula. This beautiful property features a grand marble staircase at the entrance and has five well-appointed bedrooms capturing both pastoral and harbour views. Key features of the rooms include neo-classical decor and individual fireplaces. Guests are invited to dine in one of the castle dining rooms at night. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served by the Camp Estate host. Guests enjoy free access to Larnach Castle and Garden. From £243 per room per night

Larnach Lodge Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is situated two blocks from the Octagon in the heart of the city. Close to shops, parks, key attractions and services, the property is conveniently placed for guests visiting for business or leisure.

Situated close to Dunedin, Larnach Lodge is a real castle which was built beside the original historic stables and over the foundations of old farm buildings. With beautiful gardens, this re-creation of a colonial farm building enjoys a spectacular harbour with views of the Otago Peninsula. Lodge guests may dine in a castle dining room. Included in the accommodation package is a cooked breakfast in the historic stables and entry to Larnach Castle. The Otago Peninsula wildlife attractions (such as the Royal Albatross Colony and the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve) are nearby.

The Scenic Hotel Dunedin City provides excellent contemporary accommodation featuring 121 spacious and stylishly decorated rooms with internet, some of which feature attractive harbour views. Some room facilities include Sky TV, mini-bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, desk space, fridge, hair-dryer, wireless internet, ironing facilities and a balcony. Open daily, The Princes on Dowling Restaurant offers great food with central city views. The Lounge Bar is ideal for cosy cocktails by the fireplace.

From £158 per room per night

From £132 per room per night

Real Journeys Stewart Island Ferry Service

Real Journeys Paterson Inlet Cruise

The South Island’s Stewart Island is a haven for nature lovers, walkers and people seeking a peaceful retreat from the stress of modern life. Most of the island is protected within Rakiura National Park, making it a sanctuary for native birds and plants. There is a 25-minute shuttle service from Invercargill to Bluff to connect with ferry departures to Stewart Island. On board, experience Foveaux Strait in comfort and style on our express catamarans. During the one hour crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island, keep a watch out for graceful seabirds and other creatures.

The Paterson Inlet Cruise is a two and a half hour excursion exploring Paterson Inlet on the South Island's Stewart Island. It includes a one hour guided walk on Ulva Island. The island is a renowned, open wildlife sanctuary where many rare and endangered native birds live in a predator-free environment. The cruise takes in the site of the historic Whalers Base with views of the hidden coves and unspoilt beaches of the inlet. In small, personalised groups, your guided walk heads off on formed tracks through native podocarp forest and includes a comprehensive commentary.

Price based on one way ferry crossing

Operated by Real

Journeys

From £41 per person

Price based on 2.5 hour cruise ex Stewart Island

Operated by Real

Journeys

From £55 per person

Real Journeys Stewart Island Lodge

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Stewart Island Lodge is a peaceful island retreat nestled in native bush on Stewart Island in the South Island. Located just five minutes’ walk from the island’s small village, the lodge is private and secluded, commanding views of Halfmoon Bay and the ocean. The lodge has an extensive garden and its grounds are home to many native birds, including kaka (native parrots), which may be viewed from the terrace. Our friendly staff will check you in and welcome you to the Lodge which is not hosted. Transport to and from the Lodge is provided, as is continental breakfast.

Built in 1883, this landmark building blends Dunedin’s distinctive charm and heritage with modern comfort. The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross enjoys a premium location in the heart of the city and is a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres and shops. Otago University is also close by making the property an ideal location for exploring Dunedin. The hotel features 178 stylish rooms and suites which feature Sky TV, mini bar, fridge, Wi-Fi internet access and work desk. Dining options include the Carlton restaurant, Café D'Oro and Ports O'Call restaurant.

From £113 per person www.worldmarkettravel.com

From £124 per room per night


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the price of your travel arrangements, you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. 5. If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of £50, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements (e.g. Apex Tickets) may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements. 6. If You Cancel Your Holiday You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent on your behalf must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown in clause 7. Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. 7. If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 8 weeks before your departure date, except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements, you can either have a refund of all monies paid or accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). If it is necessary to cancel your travel arrangements, we will pay to you compensation as set out in this clause. In accordance with EU Regulation 2111/2005 we are required to advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change. Other examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/ return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard. If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. In all cases, except where the major change arises due to reasons of force majeure, we will pay compensation as detailed below: Period before departure within which notice of cancellation or major change is received by us or notified to you

If we make a major change to your holiday amount you will receive from us

161 Booking Conditions 8. If You Have A Complaint If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) and our resort representative immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services Department at World Market Travel, 7 New Bond St Place, Bath, BA1 1BH giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services in question as well as to our representative without delay and complete a report form whilst in resort. If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were in resort and this may affect your rights under this contract. 9. Our Liability to You If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or our suppliers we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. However we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to: you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall. Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of two times the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to: (a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and (b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. You can ask for copies of the transport companies’ contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices (Address & Telephone). Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in clause 6. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount. If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Air Transport Users’ Council on 020 7240 6061 www.auc.org.uk 10. Prompt assistance in resort If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances. 11. Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND C If we cancel your holiday amount you will receive from us

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12. Excursions Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday provided by us. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.

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We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of

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