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Contents

New Zealand 118 119 120 121 122 124

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

125/North Island & Auckland 126 128

Auckland Touring Auckland Accommodation

131/Northland & Coromandel 132 133 134

Welcome 02 03 04 08 12 20 21 22 23 24 27

135/Rotorua, Taupo & Hawke’s Bay

Welcome What’s On Offer Using The Brochure Airlines South Pacific Stopovers Car Rentals Australia Car Rentals New Zealand Motorhome Rentals Australia Motorhome Rentals New Zealand Escorted Inclusive Tours Australia Escorted Inclusive Tours New Zealand

136 137 138 139

Adventurously Australia Welcome to Australia Australia Map Independent Travel Passes Independent Travel & Rail Journeys Rail Journeys

141 142

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

47/Melbourne & Victoria 48 49 52

Melbourne Touring Melbourne Accommodation Beyond Melbourne

53/Queensland 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 63 65 66 67 68 69 70 72 73

Getting Around By Rail Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef & Tropical North Cairns & Port Douglas Touring Great Barrier Reef Touring Great Barrier Reef Cruising Cairns Accommodation Northern Beaches Accommodation Port Douglas Accommodation Rainforest Lodges Islands & The Great Barrier Reef Northern Great Barrier Reef Islands North Queensland Coast Whitsundays Islands Touring Whitsundays Islands Whitsundays Mainland Whitsundays & Central Islands

74/Brisbane, Gold & Sunshine Coasts 75 76 78 79

Brisbane Accommodation Southern Islands Sunshine Coast Accommodation Gold Coast Accommodation

Wellington Touring Wellington Accommodation

143/South Island 144 145 146

Independent Travel Marlborough & Abel Tasman Touring Marlborough Accommodation

147/Christchurch & Canterbury 80/Red Centre 81 83 84 85 86

36/Sydney & New South Wales 37 38 40 44 46

Rotorua Touring Rotorua Accommodation Tongariro Regional North Island Accommodation

140/Wellington

Australia 28 30 31 32 33 34

Northland Touring Northland Accommodation Coromandel & Bay of Plenty

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

87/Darwin & Australia’s Top End 88 90 91 92

Darwin Touring Darwin Accommodation Kakadu Katherine

148 149 150 151 152 153

Christchurch & Canterbury Touring Christchurch & Kaikoura Touring Christchurch & Kaikoura Accommodation West Coast & Glacier West Coast & Mt Cook Wanaka

154/Queenstown 155 157 159 160

Queenstown Touring Queenstown Accommodation Queenstown & Te Anau Dunedin & Stewart Island

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Terms & Conditions

93/Australia’s North West 94 95 96

Broome & the North West Touring Broome Accommodation Kimberley Accommodation

97/Perth & The South West 98 99 100 101 102

Perth Touring Western Australia Touring Perth Accommodation South West Accommodation Western Australia Coral Coast

103/Adelaide & South Australia 104 105 107 110 111

Adelaide Touring Adelaide Accommodation Kangaroo Island South Australia Country South Australia Touring

112/Tasmania 113 115 116 117

Hobart, Strahan & Tasmania Touring Hobart Accommodation Launceston Accommodation Tasmania Accommodation

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02 Welcome

Sunspots International

Sunspots International Sunspots International achieves its success by being the most dedicated, professional and accomplished wholesaler to the South Pacific today. We are a family owned and operated business who provides superb quality in conjunction with outstanding value. Sunspots International boasts a 37-year business history and our skilled travel professionals are South Pacific experts committed to unsurpassed service. The alliance between Sunspots International, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, V Australia and Qantas Airlines is an exciting and unrivaled combination who’s purpose is to inspire you to new ideas of outstanding travel and tour experiences.


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03 What’s On Offer

Accommodation We can offer an extensive range of accommodation options including hotels, suites and apartments throughout Australia and New Zealand. From budget to 5-star luxury hotels we can cater for your needs.

Getting Around We can offer a wide choice of transport options including airport transfers, coach tours, rail travel, car hire, motor homes and domestic flights within Australia and New Zealand.

Stopovers We can offer a wide range of airfares to Australia and New Zealand that allow stops en route to your final destination. We have included in the next few pages some of our popular stopover cities including Tahiti, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

Honeymoon & Special Occasions If you are planning your honeymoon or celebrating another special occasion we can include those extra touches that help make the holiday of a lifetime. We can arrange sparkling wine, flowers or fruit to room upgrades.

Holiday Experiences AAustralia and New Zealand can offer an endless choice of experiences that will make your holiday unique and memorable. Choose from Aboriginal experiences, vibrant cities, unspoilt beaches, food and wine experiences, or why not discover some of nature’s finest spectacles such as the Great Barrier Reef and The Red Centre. www.sunspotsintl.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 tailormaking your holiday.

Step 1 – Where to stay and for how long? Use our planning maps on pages 28-29 and 116-117 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 travel consultants 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 travel consultants 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.sunspotsintl.com

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

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.

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

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

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.


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Accommodation – Styles 3.5 Star Superior Tourist Class

5 Star Deluxe 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Added Offers 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.

Our Pledge When you book your holiday trip with Sunspots International our commitment to you is to provide you with an ultimate unforgettable travel experience of a lifetime. Our expert travel reservations team all have first hand knowledge of our destinations and welcome the chance to help you plan your dream trip. www.sunspotsintl.com


06 Using The Brochure

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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.

Cruising Discover the long rivers, coastal reefs or magnificent fiords on a luxury cruise.

Flying Flights are an inexpensive and fast way to move from one place to another. In particular, the distances in Australia are frequently surprisingly long.

Step 6 – Finalize your booking Before making your final decision, call or email one of our experienced travel consultants, who can advise on anything you may have missed and finalize the details of your booking. We can also arrange your Visa.

Guided Tour Small and personalised touring with expert guide. Rail Journey Rail journeys are included in the tour.

Coach Touring Seat in coach touring offering maximum value.

Camping Tour includes camping accommodation in tents or under the stars. Adventure Adventure touring for the young and young at heart, includes active elements.

Disabled Passengers We are able to give advice to disabled passengers to assist in choosing a holiday that meets your requirements. Please provide us with your exact requirements at the time of booking so that we can recommend suitable accommodation and activities for your holiday.

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Passport and Visas A valid passport is essential to travel to any of the destinations featured within this brochure and must be valid for 6 months after travel is complete. A visa may be required and our reservations staff can assist with visa applications. Airlines require passport information for all bookings to be in the record at time of ticketing.

Travel Documents Your travel documents will be sent to you or your travel agent approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. Please ensure that you check all your documents carefully as flight and check in times are subject to change. It is your responsibility to ensure your travel documents are in order.


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Baggage Allowance Baggage allowance varies by airline and destination and also by the class of service you are booked in. Please contact us for the baggage allowed for your trip.

Hotel Check In/Out Times Generally check in times range between 2pm and 4pm, and check out between 11am and 12.00 noon. Subject to the availability of rooms you may be able to check in earlier. However, early check in is at the discretion of the hotel and cannot be guaranteed unless you book and pay for the accommodation from the night prior to arrival.

07 Using The Brochure

Maintenance Renovations and / or construction work may sometimes be taking place at your chosen hotel / resort during your stay. When we have been advised of such cases and consider that it may affect the enjoyment of your holiday we will notify you as quickly as possible. However, while every effort will be made, it may not always be possible to advise you of emergency repairs to facilities prior to your departure from the US. www.sunspotsintl.com


08 Airlines

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Airlines – Qantas

Qantas was founded in the Queensland outback in 1920. Registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS), they have built a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance, and customer service. Today, Qantas is widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. Qantas continues to provide outstanding service to its customers and is at the forefront of the international civil aviation industry.

International Economy Your ergonomically designed slimline seat features adjustable headrest ‘wings’ and built-in lumbar support for your comfort. The international economy menu is better than ever and the Heart Foundation Tick approved meals provide you with a healthier dining option. To accompany your meal you can enjoy an individual bottle of premium Australian wine. If you’re feeling puckish, fresh fruit, water bottles and snacks on Q bags are available throughout your flight. The state-of-the-art entertainment system on all B747 and A330 aircraft features 6.4 inch touch screen, personal headsets, on-demand control, 60 movies, 200 TV programs (including destination guides), 20 Radio Q channels, 150 CDs, Moving Map and 10 interactive games. Your complimentary comfort kit comes in a handy zip lock pouch. It contains eyeshades, toothbrush and toothpaste, and will help you stay refreshed and relaxed as you travel. Your soft blanket and cotton pillow will keep you cozy throughout your flight. International Economy

International Premium Economy

International Premium Economy

With a focus on enhanced personal space and comfort, the Premium Economy seat, designed by acclaimed Australian designer – Marc Newson and built by Recaro, sets a new standard in international travel. Sit back and relax in the comfort of the ergonomically designed 19.5 inch wide seat. Enjoy the layback of 9 inch seat recline, as you rest your head on the multi-way adjustable head support. The Premium Economy seat has been specially designed to optimize legroom so you can really stretch out and relax. Rest your legs on the fold-out footrest which is integrated into your seat to give your legs extra support. A power outlet for your laptop means there’s no need to worry about running out of battery power. Now you can work or play as long as you like. To keep you entertained there’s your own 8.4 inch touch screen, in-arm, digital monitor which adjusts to any seat position. Enjoy the privacy of a 32-seat* cabin (*40-seats on some B747s) hosted by a dedicated flight attendant throughout your flight. Start your journey with a complimentary pre take-off Champagne (juice or water if you prefer). When it’s time to dine, you’ll enjoy our Neil Perry inspired menu complemented by premium Australian wines.

International Business

International Business

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From check-in to arrival, it’s all about you. The Business cabins are all about comfort and flexibility with the latest technological devices. Skybed is available on international routes between the mainland US and Australia/New Zealand. The extensive seat adjustment controls ensure maximum comfort in any position regardless of your height. Decide when you’d like to dine with a menu created in conjunction with leading Australian restauranteur, Neil Perry. Choose from a room service-style breakfast to a multi-course dinner, ‘dine later’ or ‘express meal’ options, all served on beautiful Marc Newson designed Noritake and Alessi tableware. Choose complementing wines from our award-winning wine list* (*2009 Cellars in the Sky award). Our crew can always provide refreshments or you can help yourself in our inflight bar. Your state-of-the-art entertainment system includes a 10.2 inch touch screen. Your amenity kit features a collectible premium cotton canvas travel bag featuring a distinctive Florence Broadhurst print, a unisex selection of luxury Malin+Goetz skin care products and comfort items, including eyemask, ear plugs, socks, and toothbrush with Colgate toothpaste. Peter Morrissey designed pyjamas are also available on selected flights.


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Airlines – Air New Zealand

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Airlines – V Australia

Experience Australia from the moment you take off. What makes Australia truly special is not just the accents, iconic destinations and the wildlife, but the warmth of its people. You can experience this warmth with Virgin Australia when you fly direct from LA to Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne and then on to over 30 other destinations across the continent. With a team of hard working Australians who offer award-winning service to every guest and a delicious in-flight menu designed by top Australian chef Luke Mangan, you’ll experience some of the best aspects of Australia before you’ve even arrived.

From left to right: Cabin Supervisor Nicole Berdar, Senior Base Pilot Adam Barr, Guest Services Michelle Hughes.

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Airlines – Air Pacific

Your exotic island sojourn starts the moment you step on board one of Air Pacific’s flights to Fiji and the South Pacific. Offering non-stop service from Los Angeles and Honolulu to Fiji with convenient connections to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Samoa, the Solomon’s, Tuvalu and Tarawa with free stopover in Fiji. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure all flights are scheduled to make the most of your time in Fiji with late evening departures and early morning arrivals. Once in Fiji, Pacific Sun, Air Pacific’s wholly owned domestic Fiji carrier operates an extensive route network to the outer Fijian Islands, home to some of the world’s premier luxury resorts.

Pacific Voyager Class t Designed to give a sense of relaxation from the moment you step onboard. With naturally friendly cabin crew and elegant, yet relaxed, cabin decor you can sit back and enjoy the hospitality of one of the world’s most welcoming cultures. t Located on the Boeing 747 Main Deck and Upper Deck. 32 inch pitch seats and 6 inch recline t Seat back video with 12 video channels and 8 audio channels. From the classics to comedies, enjoy the broad range of block buster movies and TV programs, challenge yourself with the selection of interactive games available and appreciate the joy of music t Complimentary meals and beverages are served inflight on both our short haul and long haul flights. A range of special meals to suit religious, cultural or medical/dietary needs are available if requested in advance.

Tabua Class In Fijian culture, the ”tabua” (whale’s tooth), is the most rare and highly prized possession. The presentation of a tabua is considered a superlative expression of respect and goodwill. This is what Air Pacific strives to offer its Tabua class passengers – quality service and amenities in the spirit of this highest of gifts. Air Pacific’s attention to detail ensures discerning travelers a unique and exclusive class of travel – a first class experience at a business class price. t On the ground, enjoy business class check-in, increased baggage allowance, priority tagged luggage and access to lounge facilities at most airports. t Located on the Boeing 747 A-Zone (nose) 57 inch pitch seats with 160 degree recline. t Personal In-seat video with 22 video channels and 8 audio channels. t Menu including a South Pacific influenced three course meal and a range of fine wines, champagne, liqueurs and a selection of cheeses Frequent Flyer partners: Qantas, American Airlines AAdvantage

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12 Stopovers

Tahiti

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ahiti’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, another popular island, 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. From $352.00

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 & spa and the island’s largest infinity swimming pool facing the lagoon and nearby Moorea. From $237.00

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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. The Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti is your perfect ‘destination resort’. From $253.00


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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 & Family Rooms.

From $415.00

Bora-Bora Pacific Island beach

From $285.00

Hotel Les Tipaniers

Hotel Les Tipaniers awaits the nature lovers who appreciate the beauty and authenticity of this little paradise. Situated in lush green garden and fronted by a perfect white sand beach, the hotel offers you a choice among 22 polynesian bungalows some fulled equipped with kitchenettes. In our two restaurants you will enjoy many locals specialities. At no charge you will find at your disposal outrigger canoes. Scuba diving, lagoon excursions, 4x4 safaris, tahitian dances, bicycles, hiking and canyoneering are among the many activities easily arranged at your request. From $250.00

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 over water bungalows, ten beach suites and 20 garden pool suites. All feature ceiling fan, air conditioning, coffee & 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 over water 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.

From $522.00

From $692.00

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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.

From $450.00

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From $403.00


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Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

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.

Enjoy the best beach frontage on Denarau Island’s newest resort.

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.

Only a short ride from Nadi airport, the resort boasts 270 elegantly appointed guest rooms and one and two bedroom suites combining contemporary and Fijian style. All guest rooms and suites have either a private balcony or patio with views across lush gardens, the golf course, or the lagoon pools. With an array of activities available at your fingertips to entice, entertain, relax and delight your senses, at Radisson we encourage you to do as little or as much as you want! There are a total of 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.

From $368.00

From $274.00

First Landing Beach Resort & Villas

The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa

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. From $265.00

Outrigger on the Lagoon

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 is an intimate, authentic Fijian resort ideally located 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. 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 Sanctaury – located on a mountain ridge, with eight spectacular treatment rooms. From $258.00

The resort features a range of accommodation options from Fijian style Bures Garden or Beachfront and four, two bedroom, luxurious, self-catering Villas in their own enclosed tropical garden with a full sized pool. There is a lively bar and popular beachside restaurant.

From $275.00

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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 utilizing fresh, seasonal ingredients, to complement the tropical Fijian climate.

From $170.00

From $983.00

Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji

Matamanoa Island Resort 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.

The Island boasts a volcanic cone jutting out of the turquoise/aqua blue waters of this unspoilt area of the Fiji Islands. Clad with dense bush and palm trees, the brilliance of the vegetation contrasts magnificently with the white curved sandy beach and pristine coral reefs. Matamanoa, caters to couples from all around the world, either in Fijian thatched beachfront bures or air conditioned resort rooms overlooking tropical garden. International cuisine, cocktail bar, PADI 5 star dive operation, floodlit tennis court, numerous complimentary water sports and island activities together with nightly entertainment.  

From $1088.00

From $292.00

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.

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.

From $1020.00

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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.

From $440.00


Fiji

17 Stopovers

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! From $245.00

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.

From $710.00

From $730.00

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.

From $230.00

From $465.00

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18 Stopovers

Cook Islands Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach

Invigorating 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.

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. From $365.00

Te Vakaroa Villas

Rarotonga Beach Bungalows

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 sympathentic 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.

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.

From $700.00

From $475.00

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 occassions. 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

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.

From $800.00

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Cook Islands

19 Stopovers

Muri Beachcomber

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.

Facilities include a swimming pool, barbecues, internet/email facilities, guest lounge with Sky TV, petanque court, laundry, motorbike hire, tour desk, snorkeling equipment, kayaks and guest lounge.

Recently refurbished, our stylish rooms offer separate air-conditioned bedrooms, spacious living/dining area, well-equipped kitchen and modern bathroom.

Shops, ATM, pharmacy, cafes and restaurants are adjacent with more within very easy walking distance.

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.

From $270.00

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.

From $131.00

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. From $209.00

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.

From $572.00

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20 Car Rentals

Australia

GROUP A Toyota Yaris or similar – From $60.00

GROUP C Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar – From $74.00

GROUP S Toyota Camry Sedan or similar – From $80.00 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 – From $161.00

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 – From $144.00

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New Zealand

21 Car Rentals

ECAR Hyundai Getz or similar – From $90.00

CCAR Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar – From $102.00

FCAR Toyota Aurion Sedan or similar – From $120.00

THRIFTY NEW ZEALAND Thrifty is one of the world’s leading international car rental brands. With over 30 locations throughout New Zealand we are everywhere you’ll need a car. Try us – we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly impressed.

FWAR Ford Territory or similar – From $134.00

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 & 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.

FFAR Toyota Prado or similar – From $146.00

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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.

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 at the commencement of the rental, which covers additional costs such as fuel and optional services. Thrifty 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$2990.00 incl GST & NZ$3450.00 incl GST depending on the car

Additional Drivers There is no charge for Additional Drivers. Minimum rental age and driver licence requirements are the same as for the renter. Additional Drivers must be registered on the rental agreement at time of vehicle collection.

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

group. The Accident Damage Excess is subject to change at any time. Hertz offers a number of optional Renter Protection Services which reduce the Accident Damage Excess to nil as long as the terms of the rental agreement are met. These options are payable direct. One-way Rentals t 0OFXBZSFOUBMTBSFQFSNJUUFEBOEESPQPGGDIBSHFTNBZBQQMZ t 3FOUBMTPGEBZTPSNPSFEPOPUJODVSPOFXBZGFFT t "NJOJNVNSFOUBMQFSJPEPGEBZTBQQMJFTJOFBDIJTMBOEGPS any multi island rental. Satellite Navigation Thrifty New Zealand offers portable GPS 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$11.50 incl GST per day payable direct (if not included in the rate)

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22 Motorhome Rentals

Australia

APOLLO MOTORHOME 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. 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.

Hitop Camper From $168.00

Euro Tourer From $242.00

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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. 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.

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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.


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New Zealand United 2 Motorhome From $134.00 Perfect for the couple who want to get the most of their holiday in every sense of the word. United’s 2 berth motorhome offers you all the luxurious extras of the larger motorhomes, yet remains extremely economical to run.

Motorhome Rentals UNITED CAMPERVAN ”excellent campervans, excellent people, an excellent holiday in our beautiful land”

United Campervans, a premier fleet of modern motorhome rentals, offers you spacious campervans ranging from 2 to 6 berth models for hire – including the impressive United 2 & 4 Premier motorhomes with automatic transmission. All our campers are designed to our own exacting specifications and include luxurious innovations that ensure you will enjoy a perfect holiday in New Zealand. All motor homes in the United Campervans fleet incorporate eco friendly features and are guaranteed less than 3 years old.

United 2 Premier Motorhome From $222.00 United’s popular 2 berth Premier Automatic motor home is the perfect small vehicle choice for two adults.

United 2+1 Premier Motorhome From $188.00

United 4 Premier Motorhome From $290.00

Suitable for two adults and a small child, designed to be fully self contained and environmentally friendly, the new generation United 2+1 Premier Motorhome is packed with exciting extras to enhance your holiday experience.

United’s new generation 4 berth Premier Automatic motor home allows all 4 passengers to sit up front, while travelling New Zealand, with two purpose built seats behind the driver.

United 2+1 Premier Motorhome (Automatic) From $247

United 6 Motorhome From $267.00

Designed in response to the growing popularity of our automatic vehicles, this super motorhome has the same layout as the current 2 + 1 Premier Motorhome and is perfect for 2 adults and a child.

Discovering the beauty of New Zealand in the spacious United 6 motorhome is about as good as it gets.

United 4 Motorhome From $226.00

United 6 Premier Motorhome From $308.00

Whether it’s four adults or a family with children, United’s 4 berth motorhome is the perfect vehicle for discovering those special places that will take your breath away.

Now there are no more arguments about who gets the best view! United’s new generation 6 berth Premier Automatic motorhome allows everyone to be seated at the front of the vehicle.

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24 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

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2 DAYS – Uluru Explorer

Tour Code: YY43

Uluru Explorer Operated By AAT Kings )JHIMJHIUTt8BMQB(PSHFt.VUJUKVMV8BUFSIPMF On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (ights 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. 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 ight (own expense). Return to Ayers Rock Resort. Departs: Daily

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

From $465.00

2 DAYS – Kakadu National Park

Tour Code: DK40

Hotel: Park Regis City Centre (standard), The Grace Hotel (superior), Intercontinental, City View Room (ďŹ rst 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 oor 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 ight (ights anytime, airfare not included). B

From $899.00

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Outback Explorer Operated By AAT Kings )JHIMJHIUTt,BLBEV/BUJPOBM1BSLt(VMVZBNCJ$SVJTF 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 proliďŹ c 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 ight (own expense) over the Arnhem Land Escarpment. Return to Darwin this evening. L Departs: Daily From $659.00


Australia

25 Escorted Inclusive Tours

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

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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 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

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

B Full Buffet Breakfast L Lunch HD Highlight Dinner

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26 Escorted Inclusive Tours

Australia

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

East Coast Explorer Operated by AAT Kings INCLUSIONS Rooms with private facilities in quality hotels, on a twin share basis t 5PVSCZMVYVSZBJSDPOEJUJPOFEDPBDIXJUIEPPSBDDFTT SFTUSPPN TFBUCFMUT SFDMJOJOH  seats, and panoramic windows. t 5SBWFMXBMMFUBOENBQ t 1PSUFSBHFBUZPVSUPVSIPUFMT t "JSQPSUUSBOTGFST 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

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

B Full Buffet Breakfast L Lunch HD Highlight Dinner

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27 Escorted Inclusive Tours

12 Day Low Cost Escorted – Christchurch t Queenstown t Franz Josef t Rotorua t Auckland t 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 t 8FMDPNFESJOL t 5SBWFMXBMMFUBOENBQ t "JSQPSUUSBOTGFST %BZGSPN$ISJTUDIVSDI"JSQPSUonJHIUTUPBSSJWFQSJPSUPQN Day 14 to Auckland Airport – ights anytime) t )PUFMQPSUFSBHFJODMVEFE

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

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

B L D HD

Full Buffet Breakfast Lunch Hotel Dinner Highlight Dinner

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Kakadu to the Gulf Trail - 13 Day Small Group 4WD Adventure

Rocky escarpments, stepped waterfalls, subterranean lava tubes and ancient rock art – this adventure is packed full of geological and cultural wonders.

Water Billabong. Brimming with native flora and fauna, you will see crocodiles and ancient aboriginal rock art.

Board the legendary Gulflander Train and traverse stark red plains and savannah landscapes. Visit Leichhardt Falls on your way to beautiful Lawn Hill National Park. Enjoy a guided tour of Riversleigh Fossil Fields. Take a walk among the strange rock formations at Caranbirini Conservation Reserve. Visit the famous Daly Waters Pub, decorated with the memorabilia of visitors from across the globe.

Travel to Arnhem Land and enjoy your Aboriginal-guided Guluyambi cruise along the East Alligator River. This comprehensive outback tour will provide you with 13 days of fascinating touring through the rugged terrain of the Outback to the tropical Top End. Tour Code: CK13

At Mataranka – in the heart of the Never Never – visit Mataranka Thermal Pools for a relaxing swim. Enjoy breakfast onboard a cruise of Katherine Gorge and visit the beautiful pools around rocky Edith Falls. In Kakadu National Park enjoy a relaxed cruise of Yellow Operated by Australian

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Cape York 4WD Wilderness - 13 Day Small Group Adventure

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.

disembark near beautiful Frangipani Beach and take a mildly challenging walk to the tip of the peninsula to experience being at the Australian mainland’s most northerly point.

Travel to the Daintree National Park and cruise along the Daintree River. Absorb the beauty of Cape Tribulation, where age-old rainforest meet spectacular coastline. Travel the remote and rugged Bloomfield Track to Cooktown. Journey into Lakefield National Park. Explore the old goldmining town of Coen then drive via Mungkan Kandju National Park, to Weipa, on the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Skirting the Jardine River National Park, continue through the traditional lands of the Injinoo Aboriginal people.

Cruise across Endeavor Strait to visit isolated Thursday Island and take in its fascinating history and culture. Enjoy a flight back to Cairns with unforgettable views of this spectacular region. Tour Code: CY13

The road then becomes quite adventurous when you travel on some of the original sections of the Old Telegraph Track. Travel to the tip of the Cape York Peninsula where you Operated by Australian

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Heritage & Hinterland - 15 Day Small Group Adventure

Starting in Cairns, you’ll take in some of Queensland’s most beautiful scenery and amazing history all the way to Brisbane. You’ll enjoy a range of accommodation that will give you a real taste of the destination, from rainforest retreats, tented cabins immersed in nature, and centrally-located motels. You’ll explore Lawn Hill and Carnarvon National Parks, renown for their spectacular gorges and array of plant life, as well as enjoyable 4WD tour through Lamington National Park‘s lush rainforest. Visit the 190,000 year-old Undara Lava Tubes and the World Heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields. You’ll enjoy local prawns and a glass of wine on the beach as the sun sets over the waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and stop at famous outback Queensland pubs.

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Retrace Burke and Wills footsteps and tour Lark Quarry, where you can see fossilised tracks from a dinosaur stampede. Along the way, you’ll get a real insight into the history of the outback with visits to the Qantas Founders Outback Museum, the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and the famous Royal Flying Doctor Museum. There is time to fossick for gems and tour Mount Isa Mine and even a stop at the billabong thought to have inspired ‘Waltzing Matilda’ – all in one epic 4WD adventure. Tour Code: CQLR

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4 Day Red Centre Safari

5 Day Top End Safari

Spend four days exploring the highlights of the Red Centre including sunset and sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Take in the fascinating Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) on a guided interpretive walk through the Valley of the Winds. Check out Kings Canyon with its Amphitheater, Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the sheer outcrops of the North and South Walls.

This five day Top End Safari provides an in-depth look at the spectacular sights of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

Get off the beaten track in a comfortable 16 seater 4WD and travel along the less travelled Mereenie Loop Track passing the 140 million year old meteorite crater Gosse Bluff road in the majestic Western MacDonnell ranges.

See the stunning waterfalls of Gunlom, Twin and Jim Jim Falls, spot crocodiles and birdlife on a wildlife cruise, view ancient Aboriginal rock art and enjoy the lush swimming holes and plunge pools of Maguk and Edith Falls. An Aboriginal cultural experience is included where you will learn first hand about bush tucker and have the opportunity to throw a spear. The majestic Katherine Gorge can be experienced in a canoe or on a cruise (own expense) and then relax in the thermal springs.

Stay in permanent twin share tents or choose to sleep out under the stars in a swag (Aussie bedroll). Tour Code: AR4

This small group safari is a combination of 4WD and minibus touring and includes four nights of camping with an experience guide. Tour Code: NTK5

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From $1083


30 Welcome to Australia

Australia

Australia is the world's largest island and is made up of eight

contrasting states and territories (seven featured within this brochure). A wild and open country that has only been settled for just over 200 years, Australia offers a young, friendly and fresh personality. 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. You can swim with whale sharks, manta rays and wild dolphins. Perth sparkles as one of Australia’s best lifestyle cities for climate, entertainment and culture. In the south west, world-class food and wine are in abundance, whilst the north west is Australia’s last frontier.

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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Queensland Queensland best captures Australia’s costal lifestyle and vast outback life. From the tropical north, the Great Barrier Reef stretches over 1,242 miles to the south, ringed by rainforests, islands, long beaches and interesting towns. Brisbane is the modern river city surrounded by the spectacular Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

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South Australia The vast ancient landscape of the Flinders Ranges is the heart of South Australia. Experience Australia’s best wineries in the Barossa Valley, experience the amazing wildlife on Kangaroo Island or cruise the long, wide Murray River. Adelaide is a magnificent garden city with Australia’s best Aboriginal Cultural Museum.

Victoria Packed into such a compact area is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions with sweeping coastlines, pristine beaches, national parks and forests teeming with wildlife, wineries, lakes and mountain ranges offering skiing, climbing and hiking. Melbourne is home to Australia’s best arts, fashion and shopping.

New South Wales Discover breathtaking Sydney Harbour, travel to the inspiring Blue Mountains or set up your towel on the golden sand beaches. New South Wales has it all. Sydney is the birthplace of modern Australia and remains the vibrant center for the largest population today.

State Lines Highways Primary Roads Major Rivers

Tasmania View massive 2000-year-old Huon Pines, cruise the pristine waters of Macquarie Harbour and Gordon River. Behold Cradle Mountain with its soaring peak. Discover Freycinet’s pink granite mountains, white sand beaches, grey-green casuarinas and saltwater as blue as sapphire. This is Tasmania’s natural beauty.

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Distance Chart (miles)

Mornington Peninsula

The Twelve Apostles

Adelaide

Phillip Island

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952

Alice Springs

980

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1543

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760

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Broome

2083

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1551

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243

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1709

783

2035

1595

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32 Independent Travel Passes

Australia Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park

Sightseeing Day Tour Pass

Purchase an APT Sightsee ‘n’ Save Pass and you can save up to 30 percent on Australia’s largest selection of day tours. A Sightsee ‘n’ Save pass contains four coupons that can be exchanged for travel on day tours in Sydney and Melbourne. Simply purchase your pass before you leave home then call APT the day before you want to travel and secure your seat. Enjoy the convenience, flexibility and savings offered by Sightsee 'n' Save. Your coupons are transferable and apply to Sightseeing Day Tours. In Sydney these include the Hunter Valley Wine Taster, Port Stephens & Nelson Bay Adventure, 4WD Blue Mountains, Jenolan Canes. In Melbourne the selection includes The magnificent Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island Penguins & Wildlife, Yarra Valley & Wineries. Tour Code: SSNS

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Spaceships Self Drives Australia

Freedom to travel around Australia in your own time has arrived with Spaceships Australia. Spaceships are award-winning, uniquely designed vehicles that are like a good car to drive with more useful features than a campervan. They are fun, safe and feature automatic transmission, power steering, electric windows, air-conditioning, unlimited miles and 24-hour roadside assistance.

info, campground guides, and a ’How to use your Spaceship’ manual for your Space Adventure. Take advantage of the support and guidance pack, which is full of useful tips and discount offers exclusive to Spaceship drivers. This is your chance to see Australia with absolute freedom. No set itineraries, low accommodation costs, just you, a friend or two and the open road!

Spaceships have a double bed and can be extended at the back for good ventilation and 30 percent more space. They are fitted with a fridge, cooker and equipment, CD/MP3/DVD player and iPod connector. There’s no need for powered campsites as a second battery charges as you drive. Your free Outer Space Survival kit comes together with frisbee, maps, DVDs, environmental Operated by Spaceships

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33 Independant Travel & Rail Journeys

Rail Australia Rail Passes

Proserpine

Winton

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Cunnamulla

Maryborough Noosa

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

More than simply a mode of transport that takes you to your destination, a train journey becomes an unforgettable part of your holiday experience. Calmly weave your way through Australia’s stunning scenery, from lush tropics to bountiful farmlands, to the Red Centre and outback or along the East Coast in a padded reclining seat. Enjoy a meal in the buffet carriage or settle into an easy conversation with fellow passengers in the lounge car. Three Australian train companies form the Rail Australia Alliance offering a choice of rail passes at exceptional value. Rail Australia 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 if time is limited. Operated by Great

RAIL PASSES: Ausrail Pass: Great Southern Rail, Queensland Rail and CountryLink networks AUS Reef and Outback Pass: Great Southern Rail and Queensland Rail networks 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 as well as many regional coach services Queensland Rail: The Sunlander, Tilt Train, The Inlander, The Westlander, Spirit of the Outback and connecting coach services.

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Indian Pacific - Perth-Adelaide-Sydney or vv

SAMPLE DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARY Day 1 to 2: Board the mighty Indian Pacific in Sydney and travel to Adelaide Day 3 to 4: Touring around Kangaroo Island Day 5 to 6: City tour of Adelaide before rejoining the Indian Pacific for travel to Kalgoorlie and city tours Day 7 to 8: Explore areas of Esperance and Albany Day 9 to 10: Visit and stay in the beautiful Margaret River region Day 11 to 14: See the sights of Perth and its surrounds before flying home The Indian Pacific gives you two oceans on one of the world’s longest and greatest train journeys. From either Sydney or Perth experience the spectacular Blue Mountains to the treeless plains of The Nullarbor Desert, where the train travels the world’s longest straight Operated by Great

stretch of railway track. You’ll see unique landscapes unfold while you spot a fascinating array of wildlife from the comfort of your cabin or Day/Nighter seat. The Indian Pacific offers three accommodation options. Platinum Service is a new luxury level of train travel. Platinum Cabins are approximately twice the size of the standard Gold Twin Cabins with each room offering deluxe accommodation including double or twin beds, spacious ensuite and 24-hour room service. Gold Service is the comfortable mid range level of service; fully inclusive of sleeper accommodation and all meals, which are served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant car. Alternatively, Red Service offers Day/Nighter seating in comfortable two abreast recliner armchairs with generous legroom. Gold Service, Sydney to Adelaide, Adelaide to Kalgoorlie

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34 Rail Journeys

Australia

The Southern Spirit - Brisbane - Melbourne/Adelaide or vv

Enjoy a journey of discovery as The Southern Spirit winds its way through the rural heartlands of four states, traveling through hills and mountain ranges, across green valleys, past country towns, wide open plains and fertile farmlands.

South Wales, with visits to Port Macquarie and Byron Bay. The Southern Spirit’s timetable makes the most of the daylight hours to maximize your enjoyment of the inspiring views and rich natural tapestry of Australia’s eastern seaboard.

Onboard guests will travel in complete comfort combined with either Platinum or Gold Service. Sumptuous meals are included, served en route in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. ‘Whistle Stop Tours’ at selected locations en route, are also included in the fare, as The Southern Spirit highlights the essence of Australia’s southeast including The Grampians National Park, Ned Kelly Country, and the majestic Murray River.

The Southern Spirit departs Brisbane and Adelaide on selected Saturdays, seasonally from November to March each year.

Visit the Western Plains then cross the awe inspiring Blue Mountains and descend to the Hunter Valley for an extended tour. Enjoy a taste of the pristine mid-north coast of New Operated by Great

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From $4635

The Ghan

SAMPLE DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARY Day 1 to 5: Flight to Darwin, city tour, visit Territory Wildlife Park, Adelaide River, Kakadu National Park, Billabong Cruise, Guluyambi Cruise, Arnhem Land Day 6: Join The Ghan for travel to Alice Springs with a short stop in Katherine Day 7 to 10: MacDonnell Ranges, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Simpsons Gap, Stanley Chasm Day 11: Rejoin The Ghan for travel to Adelaide Day 12: Adelaide City Sights tour and enjoy a day tour to the Barossa Valley Day 13: Morning at leisure before returning home The Ghan. It’s an odd name for a train, but in Australian history it is a living legend. Onboard, guests will marvel at the spectacular Australian landscapes; from the red-hued vistas of the Operated by Great

MacDonnell Ranges surrounding a town called Alice, gateway to Uluru and the Red Centre, and on to the magnificent gorges of Katherine and the tropical splendor of the Top End. The Ghan offers three accommodation options. Platinum Service offers new levels of comfort to elevate The Ghan experience including Twin or Double sleeper accommodation with full ensuite and all meals, which are served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant car. Gold Service is the comfortable mid range level of service; fully inclusive of sleeper accommodation, compact ensuite and like Platinum Service all meals are included in the fare. Platinum and Gold Service guests may also relax in the Outback Explorer Lounge car. Alternatively, Red Service offers Day/Nighter seating in comfortable two abreast recliner armchairs with generous legroom. Meals and snacks can be purchased in the Matilda Café or guests can relax in the Red Gum Lounge (small fee applies).

Southern Rail All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $644


Australia

35 Rail Journeys

Tilt Train - Brisbane to Cairns

Queensland’s favorite coastal destinations are all easily accessible by the Tilt Train. The trains are the most modern and innovative passenger trains in Australia and are capable of operating at high speeds, reaching an allowable top speed of 100m/h. It uses special technology to smoothly assist the carriages to ‘tilt’ into curves. Fitted with stateof-the-art facilities the Tilt Train is a great alternative to driving or traveling by coach. Relax in reclinable seats and enjoy the onboard entertainment to keep passengers of all ages entertained, or simply watch the scenery whiz by. The Tilt Train is perfect for quick getaways up and down the Queensland coastline. Board the Tilt Train for a relaxing break in the Whitsunday Islands, to explore the Great Barrier Reef, discover the natural beauty of Fraser Island or take the family on an experience of a lifetime with whale watching in Hervey Bay.

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From $434

The Sunlander - Brisbane to Cairns

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 breathtaking 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 1,045 miles (1,681 kilometres) over 31 hours of travel, The Sunlander offers a range of accommodation options to suit every taste and budget, from economy class seating to the indulgent all-inclusive Queenslander Class. Operated by Queensland

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From $579


36 Sydney & New South Wales

New South Wales

New South Wales is a world of astonishing natural attractions –

wine regions, beaches, World Heritage national parks and spectacular coastal and country scenery. Sydney, bursting with character, is a vibrant city on the Harbor with its Opera House, Harbour Bridge, historic Rocks area, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and popular Bondi Beach – one of the many fabulous beaches. Travel out of Sydney and discover the Blue Mountain peaks and Hunter Valley wineries.

Day 2: See the highlights of Sydney today on an escorted tour to Manly and Northern Beaches followed by downtown Sydney, Bondi and Kings Cross. Capture the beauty and lifestyle of the harbor 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. Day 4: Choose to extend your stay or your driver will meet you at your hotel today for shuttle coach transfer to the airport.

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Sydney Classic Cycle Tour

Sydney Harbour Cruise

What other experience in town shows you as much or entertains you like the Sydney Classic Cycle Tour? Sit back on one of the super comfortable bikes while the expert Bonza guides show you the way. They have carefully planned routes that ride in the street a minimal amount of time. Instead, they take you through parks, harbor fronts, and sidewalks. The guides will give you great tips on what to do while in town, what's on and where to eat. An all-around entertaining and informative experience.

Cruise Sydney Harbour aboard the prestigious MV Sydney 2000. Offering panoramic viewing windows on every deck, the harbor 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 a 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.

Operated by Bonza

Operated by Captain

Bike Tours

From $119

Cook Cruises

From $102

Sea Sydney Cruise

Sydney in Style

See Sydney and its surrounds aboard Calypso, a 52-foot luxurious motor yacht. Cruise the foreshores of Sydney Harbour past the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House before dropping anchor in a secluded cove. Here you can enjoy a gourmet barbecue lunch, swim, kayak and relax on the expansive sunbed soaking up the Sydney sunshine. With guaranteed daily departures with a minimum two, maximum 12 passengers, this is your chance to cruise like a local and truly enjoy this quintessential Sydney experience.

This half day small group journey of Sydney city and the Eastern Suburbs starts at The Rocks, Sydney’s birthplace, to explore fascinating relics and buildings. See the Opera House from the base of Harbour Bridge before stopping at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for a superb view of the harbor. The tour continues through Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay and Rose Bay for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and harbor entrance. After morning tea, its on to Bondi Beach, where there is time to spot the surfers and lifesavers.

Operated by Sea

Operated by Australian

Sydney Cruises

From $322

Tour Code: A115

Eco Adventures

From $143

Sydney Opera House Tours

Darling Harbour Experience

Come inside the world’s most recognisable sails and experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. Take a one-hour Sydney Opera House Tour inside the building; available in English, French and German. 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-theater dinner followed by a performance of your choice and an interval drink.

See the best of Sydney all in one ticket! Visit 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 Sydney Wildlife World. Experience Sydney Tower and view Sydney from a height of 820 feet. Take a cruise with Captain Cook, enjoy lunch or dinner at Jordon’s Seafood Restaurant, use your Monorail Day Pass and take in a film at Imax.

Operated by Sydney

Operated by Sydney

Opera House Tours

From $42

Attractions

From $281

Let's Go Surfing Bondi

Sydney with the Works

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 the equipment and personal service in a safe and fun environment. Bondi is just four miles from Sydney’s city center and surfing Bondi is a great way to see Sydney, meet some locals and uncover why Let’s Go Surfing is a Sydney must-do experience. Perfect for beginners, it’s safe, exciting and lots of fun!

Enjoy the day exploring the spectacular highlights of Sydney and discover Sydney with the Works! Combine the morning Manly and Northern Beaches Tour with the afternoon Downtown Sydney, Bondi and Kings Cross Tour. Capture the beauty and lifestyle of the harbor city from specially selected vantage points with many photographic opportunities. In the afternoon, tour Sydney’s bustling city precincts and admire the white sands of Bondi Beach and other eastern beaches. A great introduction tour into the wonderful city of Sydney. Tour Code: S17

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Operated by APT

Go Surfing

From $100

Touring

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $112


38 Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley Touring

New South Wales

Manly & Sydney Harbour National Park

2 Day Blue Mountains High Country

Travel in style on this unique two hour, small group (maximum 11) driving tour of world famous Manly. This tour showcases Sydney’s famous coastal scenery and provides a great insight into the classic Aussie beach culture and alfresco style living of Sydneysiders. Interact with your local guides hearing their stories, be mesmerised by the amazing harbor and bush views, admire the pristine beaches whilst you enjoy fish'n'chips and soak up the atmosphere that makes Manly a must see for any traveler. Your local guide will meet you at Manly Wharf. Operated by Flamin

Galah Tours & Adventures

From $34

Blue Mountains & Australian Wildlife

Spend two days and one night in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park on this small group tour. Immerse yourself in the eucalyptus forest, go deep into the national park to spot kangaroos while enjoying a typical Aussie morning tea. Travel backcountry 4WD tracks leading to amazing lookouts and learn about Australian history, flora and fauna. Enjoy a buffet lunch at an historic mountain hotel before being transferred to either Lilianfels Spa Resort or Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa for the night. Stretching for over one million hectares, explore World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. Pass by Homebush Bay, site of the 2000 Olympic Games, climb into the mountains via the sleepy townships of Blaxland, Leura, Wentworth and Lawson. Discover Leura village and enjoy free time to wander its eccentric streets. Stop at Echo Point and see the famous Three Sisters. Enjoy an easy walk along the boardwalk through the rainforest, grab a bite to eat or sit and enjoy the 360-degree views of the Three Sisters. Enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Tour Code: S15

The next day indulge a full continental breakfast before venturing out to the magnificent lookouts, go shopping and taste local produce, or stay in house to relax and have a relaxing spa. In the afternoon you will return to Sydney via Featherdale Wildlife Park to get close to koalas, emus and kangaroos.

Operated by APT

Operated By Mount’n

Touring

From $135

Beach Safaris

From $395

Blue Mountains Deluxe Eco Day

Tobruk Outback Experience

Experience a real Australian journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage region on this small group tour. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you will see it all. Highlights of this guided small group tour include a unique experience at Featherdale Wildlife Park with a chance to enjoy all the animals before the crowds arrive, sensational remote views away from other tourists with a delicious lunch included, searching for kangaroos in the wild, a visit to the Scenic World attractions, and finally a glass of champagne to toast the day. Tour Code: A183

From Sydney, experience the outback. Relax at Drovers Camp and learn how to make Aussie damper and billy tea over the campfire. Watch the stockmen and their dogs demonstrate a real live sheep muster. Take part in a sheep shearing demonstration followed by a wool-room presentation. Watch a boomerang throwing and whip cracking display by the skilfull stockmen and why not try it yourself. Enjoy authentic Aussie tucker in the Tobruk Station Woolshed Restaurant along with a drink at the Stockman’s Bar with views over the Hawkesbury River Valley and the world-famous Blue Mountains. Tour Code: J2

Operated by Australian

Operated by AAT

Eco Adventures

From $302

Kings

From $177

Hunter Valley Wine & Wilderness Day

Magnificent Hunter Valley Wine Taster

This small group tour to the Hunter Region offers the real Australian history, wildlife and Aboriginal cultural experience along with wine tastings in a full day of complementing experiences. Meet some of the locals, travel through beautiful national parks, learn of the harsh settlers’ days and convict conditions as they worked here to establish the European Australia. Enjoy meeting native Australian animals at a wildlife park, scenic touring to the Hunter Valley, boutique wine tasting, a gourmet wine and food appreciation lunch, and cheese and chocolate tasting. Tour Code: A198

Discover the picturesque Hunter Valley. Explore the fertile valley and taste awardwinning regional foods and wines. Enjoy private vineyard inspections and learn of the wine making process. Lunch is included at Hunter Resort accompanied by wine tastings, experience further tastings at Oakvale Winery. Spend your time strolling amongst the vineyards, purchase some wines, or just take in the beautiful Australian countryside. Your afternoon includes a visit to Hunter Valley Gardens Village, a little township within the Hunter Valley. Tour Code: S14

Operated by Australian

Operated by APT

Eco Adventures

From $272

Touring

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $178


New South Wales

39 Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley Touring

2 Day Blue Mountains

Clean, crisp mountain air, the perfect escape from Sydney. This rugged and beautiful region forms part of the Great Dividing Range, linking tropical north to temperate south, while dividing coastal cities from the vast outback. With its sleepy hamlets, waterfalls, forested ravines and pristine bushland, The Blue Mountains National Park has something for everyone. The best way to explore and experience this region and all it has to offer is to stay overnight. Enjoy your full day tour taking in all the highlights of the Blue Mountains including the Three Sisters, Leura and Scenic World before checking into your overnight accommodation, Lilianfels. This boutique-style property is a renowned haven of relaxation. Tour Code: S151

Operated by APT

Touring

From $493

Hunter Valley vineyards

4 Day Views & Vineyards Self Drive

Day 1: Sydney – Blue Mountains (77 miles) Collect your hire vehicle and drive along either the Western Motorway or the Great Western Highway to the Blue Mountains. Visit the Three Sisters and beautiful waterfalls like Leura, Linda, Lila and Bridal Veil Falls and maybe try the Skyway cable car for superb views.

Day 3: Hunter Valley – Port Stephens (59 miles) Travel to Maitland where you join the New England Highway. Port Stephens is a series of idyllic seaside villages and is best known for its resident population of over 140 bottlenose dolphins.

Day 2: Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley (155 miles) One of Australia’s more scenic wine growing areas, the Hunter Valley has wineries ranging from very large, more commercial estates to the smaller boutique style wineries.

Day 4: Port Stephens – Sydney (127 miles) Return to Sydney.

Operated by Independent

Travel

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $693


40 Sydney Accommodation

New South Wales

InterContinental Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney

Emerging from a dramatic transformation, the newly redesigned Park Hyatt Sydney offers an intimate, residential-style hotel with architecture, design and art reflecting the Australian landscape. With a coveted harbor-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 to private balconies. A dedicated team of butlers provide personalized service for all 155 guest rooms and suites. Map Page 36 Ref 4 From $880

The Observatory Hotel

Positioned on the edge of the world’s most stunning harbor, InterContinental Sydney is just moments from the famous Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, vibrant Circular Quay and exclusive shops. The hotel’s 509 contemporary designed guest rooms and suites, each with a picture frame view, are a blend of elegance and comfort.

For the ultimate experience upgrade to a Club InterContinental guest room or suite, for access to the exclusive rooftop lounge with panoramic views across Sydney Harbour.

Superbly positioned near Sydney’s historic Rocks, The Observatory Hotel, one of the most luxurious hotels in Sydney, is the ideal base for exploring Australia’s most vibrant city. This prestigious hotel, which has won almost every celebrated domestic and international award, offers impeccable personalized service, lavishly appointed rooms and suites, exceptional fine dining, plus one of Sydney's most awarded day spas.

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Beyond your room, discover the hotel’s outstanding facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool, 24-hour gymnasium, massage facilities, restaurants and bar.

From $425

From $377

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Quay Grand Suites Sydney

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. Map Page 36 Ref 2

Set majestically on the eastern shore of Circular Quay, this contemporary, luxury apartment-style hotel offers spectacular views of Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Royal Botanical Gardens and city skyline. Each suite comprises a spacious lounge dining room, fully appointed bathroom with spa, meticulously equipped gourmet kitchen with integrated laundry and a private furnished balcony. The hotel features the highly acclaimed Quadrant Restaurant, ECQ Bar and a private recreation deck. Map Page 36 Ref 6

From $479

From $398

BLUE Sydney, A Taj Hotel

Quay West Suites Sydney

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. Map Page 36 Ref 3

Set in the heart of Sydney’s historical Rocks, offering the ultimate home away from home in glorious surrounds, this superb all-suite hotel affords uninterrupted views across Sydney’s spectacular bridge, harbour and Opera House or city skyline. Every beautiful suite has separate sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, laundry and windows that open to let in the fresh air. Facilities include a stunning sunken Romanstyle heated swimming pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium and outdoor sundeck. Map Page 36 Ref 7

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From $381

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $375


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41 Sydney Accommodation

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney

From the moment you arrive at this luxury Sydney hotel, you will experience the Amora difference. This award-winning boutique hotel combines space, style and warmth to provide the ultimate ambiance for holiday pleasure. There are 415 stylish guest rooms, two restaurants and two bars offering exceptional wining and dining facilities, Amora Spa, swimming pool and gymnasium. Wine, dine, relax, meet, explore or play… it’s up to you. Map Page 36 Ref 8

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 attractions, landmarks and shopping. Its central location means that many of the hotel's 345 rooms enjoy views of Darling Harbour and the nearby landmarks such as Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf. The hotel features a gymnasium and business center, as well as great range of dining options. Map Page 36 Ref 11

From $390

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From $280

Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour

The Grace Hotel

Located in Sydney’s center and overlooking the 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 only steps away from Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf as well as the best shopping, theaters and entertainment on offer. Find Sydney’s bustling hub at your door step; George Street, Pitt Street Mall, the Queen Victoria Building, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Circular Quay and The Rocks.

As one of Australia's largest hotels with 630 room and 45 suites Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour is just a short walk from the major entertainment and shopping districts including Pitt Street Mall and Queen Victoria Building. Take a stroll and explore this amazing city. Four Points offers an extensive range of facilities for the leisure traveler, including the Corn Exchange Restaurant, renowned for its sumptuous seafood and delicious dessert buffet. Recharge your batteries in the 24-hour gymnasium or experience a slice of Sydney’s past and the great local brews at the heritage-listed Dundee Arms pub. Map Page 36 Ref 9

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Standing beautifully restored today, the heritage-listed Grace Hotel offers warm, personalized service and a unique blend of art deco charm and contemporary comfort. Designed with the frequent traveler in mind, all 382 spacious and contemporary rooms feature the latest in-room entertainment and exceptionally comfortable beds. Whilst away from home, relax and keep fit at the rooftop Recreation Center with gymnasium, heated indoor lap pool, spa, sauna and steam room. Map Page 36 Ref 12

From $322

From $284

The Sebel Pier One Sydney

Mantra on Kent

Nestled alongside Sydney Harbour Bridge in the heart of the famous Rocks precinct, The Sebel Pier One Sydney boasts breathtaking panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Sydney’s first 'on and over' the water hotel blends its federation 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 a unique base for exploring Sydney’s magnificent harbor. Map Page 36 Ref 10

Mantra on Kent offers a stylish, contemporary and convenient base in the heart of Sydney. The superb services and facilities at this property include 105 studio, onebedroom and two-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens. For your convenience, Mantra on Kent’s in-house Cascade Restaurant & Bar is open daily for breakfast while the restaurants, bars and nightclubs of Cockle Bay Wharf and King Street Wharf offer a dazzling choice of multi-cultural dining options nearby.

From $348

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All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $307


42 Sydney Accommodation

New South Wales Holiday Inn Old Sydney

Medina Grand Sydney

Along with studio rooms, Medina Grand Sydney has 144 one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments, ideally suited to both short and long stays. Superbly located in Sydney’s city center, Medina Grand Sydney is your passport to Sydney’s best shopping, only minutes from over four hundred specialty stores in the renowned Pitt Street Mall. The central location offers easy access to premier tourist spots such as Sydney Centrepoint Tower, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and a great selection of restaurants and nightlife. Map Page 36 Ref 14 STAY 5

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From $302

Medina Executive Sydney Central

Holiday Inn Old Sydney is one of the city’s little secrets, uniquely positioned between the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Perfectly located to experience the surrounding shops, cafés and restaurants that Sydney is known for. Located in the heart of the city, the majority of Sydney’s attractions are only footsteps away with a variety of activities available to keep everyone entertained. This magnificently restored heritage landmark building is positioned adjacent to Central Station, offering great public transport options to discover Sydney’s many attractions. Located close by are Paddy’s Market and Chinatown, filled with restaurants and grocers specialising in genuine Asian cuisine. In addition to a myriad of dining options, Medina Executive Sydney Central allows you to experience Sydney’s live music and theater at nearby Sydney Entertainment Center or the Capitol Theater before returning to relax in your luxury apartment. Map Page 36 Ref 15 STAY 5

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By day or by night, Holiday Inn Old Sydney also offers a spectacular rooftop, which provides some of the best views over Sydney Harbour from the rooftop pool and spa. Holiday Inn Old Sydney offers 175 guestrooms, which have been thoughtfully designed for comfort and a complimentary business center to keep you connected whilst away from home. The Lobby Bar is the perfect place to relax with a drink after a day of sightseeing. Map Page 36 Ref 18

From $284

Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments

From $321

Rydges World Square Sydney

Oaks Goldsbrough Apartment Hotel on Darling Harbour, offers a charm reminiscent of Sydney’s colorful past. Originally built in 1883, the unique historical features remain, creating a romantic ambiance. The magnificent neo-classical facade, the original tallowwood floors and exposed ironbark columns, which feature throughout the hotel, 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. Map Page 36 Ref 16 From $232

The Menzies Sydney

This award-winning contemporary hotel is located adjacent to the World Square, right in the entertainment, theater, business and shopping heart of the city center. This great location provides easy access to major tourist attractions by foot and public transport.

Embracing Sydney’s best location, The Menzies Sydney is surrounded by Sydney’s famous attractions including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Royal Botanic Gardens. The hotel also has the luxury of direct rail access to the airport and close accessibility to public transport. The Menzies Sydney offers an unparalleled standard or personal service in time-honored tradition. It boasts two restaurants, two cafés and four bars. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa and gym. Map Page 36 Ref 17

There are 450 spacious and luxuriously appointed rooms and suites including King and Twin Deluxe Rooms, Executive Rooms, Family Rooms plus One-Bedroom Suites. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, gymnasium, valet car parking, guest laundry, retail arcade, plus 24-hour reception, concierge and room service. As a guest of Rydges World Square Sydney you will feel at home with their warm and friendly staff, whilst enjoying the facilities and services this elegant hotel has to offer. Map Page 36 Ref 19

From $250 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $258


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43 Sydney Accommodation

Cambridge Hotel Sydney

Rendezvous Stafford Hotel, The Rocks

Rendezvous Stafford Hotel is a collection of spacious studios, one-bedroom apartments and historic terrace houses. In the heart of the famous Rocks area and just moments to Circular Quay, downtown Sydney and the harbor foreshore, the Rendezvous Stafford Hotel offers flexible accommodation for the business or leisure traveler. Relax in style and comfort and experience the best of Sydney. Map Page 36 Ref 20

STAY 6

PAY 5

From $250

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Cambridge Hotel Sydney is conveniently located near Hyde park, within easy walking distance from the city center, entertainment arenas, sporting venues and many of Sydney’s major attractions.

Ideally situated opposite the Sydney Entertainment Center, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is at the gateway to Sydney’s famous Darling Harbour, dining and shopping complexes. The theater district, Cockle Bay Wharf, Star City are also close by. The Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is a unique blend of old and new. Much of the hotel was originally built in the 18th century and the facade has been restored in keeping with the heritage classification of the former wool store. Inside, the hotel is comfortable and contemporary in design. Map Page 36 Ref 21

With a range of spacious comfortable rooms from premium to deluxe rooms, Cambridge Hotel Sydney is a comfortable hotel and 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, European pillows and duvets. One-bedroom deluxe rooms are ideal for families as they feature a separate bedroom with queen beds and double sofa bed in the lounge with a kitchenette. Map Page 36 Ref 24

From $271

From $201

Vibe Hotel Sydney

Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney

A unique hotel offering chic accommodation in the heart of Sydney, Vibe Hotel Sydney exudes style. It is perfectly positioned for you to easily discover Sydney’s vibrant city center, Surry Hills, Chinatown, World Square and the downtown entertainment precinct that offers live theater and music year round. Sydney’s premier tourist destinations like Darling Harbour and Hyde Park are only minutes walk away and with public transport on the doorstep, you are not far from other major attractions. Map Page 36 Ref 22

Located right in the heart of the historic Rocks entertainment precinct, this heritagelisted property is on the site of the Sydney’s first hospital. Built by twelve convict carpenters, and sixteen hired men, it provides a fascinating glimpse into Sydney’s past and is a unique base from which to explore the city of today. This fully refurbished chic boutique hotel offers well appointed rooms with modern amenities whilst preserving the historic charm of the 150-year-old building. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and city center are at your doorstep. Map Page 36 Ref 25

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $268

From $289

Travelodge Wynyard

The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney

Whether you are looking for an exciting day in the city or a sensational night out on the town, Travelodge Wynyard is next door to Sydney’s most wonderful attractions. Travelodge Wynyard offers 270 rooms on 22 levels, a restaurant, bar and gymnasium. You can visit the Opera House, the historical Rocks area, Darling Harbour, the Botanical Gardens, a huge variety of restaurants and a great selection of major shopping outlets. Adjacent to Wynyard railway station, you will find it easy to discover the best that Sydney has to offer. Map Page 36 Ref 23

This stylish and contemporary hotel is located minutes from Sydney’s city center and only 218 yards from Central Railway & Sydney Lightrail Station. This hotel offers spacious and contemporary accommodation rooms, indoor 49 foot heated pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium and rooftop sundeck. Along with two restaurants, two bars, a coffee shop and in-ground glass aquarium, Sebel Surry Hills is only a short walk to the shopping and dining areas of Oxford and Crown Street, the Entertainment Center, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and Moore Park. Map Page 36 Ref 26

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $265

STAY 5

PAY 4

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From $224


44 Sydney & Beaches Accommodation

New South Wales

BreakFree on George

Hotel Ibis World Square

BreakFree on George offers smart, affordable accommodation at the heart of Sydney’s vibrant entertainment district. 160 studio rooms and one and two bedroom apartments have broadband, movies and cable TV. BreakFree on George also has the convenience of an onsite restaurant, and is within easy reach of Chinatown, Capitol Theater, the Sydney Entertainment and Convention Center, Darling Harbour, Star City Casino, and city shopping outlets. Map Page 36 Ref 27

Located next to the World Square Center, you are within easy walking distance of local attractions including Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf, Chinatown, Sydney Entertainment Center and the Capitol Theater. Hotel Ibis World Square is close to vibrant entertainment and shopping precincts with trendy restaurants and bars for all tastes and budgets nearby. The Monorail, Light Rail and Central Railway are within five to ten minutes' walk, providing easy access within the city and beyond. Map Page 36 Ref 30

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $274

From $185

Arts Hotel

Travelodge Sydney

Located in the trendy and historic Paddington area, Sydney’s art and fashion precincts are within walking distance. Arts Hotel is family owned and operated and offers a unique location, personal service and great value. The hotel is surrounded by boutiques, bookshops, cinemas, art galleries, pubs and restaurants. On Saturdays the Paddington markets operate. Facilities include a garden courtyard and pool, as well complimentary bicycle hire, in-house movies, internet, wi-fi and parking. Arts Hotel has direct buses to the city center, Circular Quay and Bondi Beach. Map Page 36 Ref 28

On the edge of the city center, Travelodge Sydney is perfectly positioned to let you explore the city. Superb restaurants, theaters, lively nightclubs and a great range of shops from designer stores to funky boutiques are within close walking distance. Major attractions including Darling Harbour, Entertainment Center, Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Football Stadium are all easily accessible, as are family orientated attractions including the Sydney Aquarium and the Sydney Imax Cinema. Map Page 36 Ref 31

From $218

Holiday Inn Potts Point

From $206

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Crown Street

The village atmosphere of Surry Hills offers a number of popular breakfast and late night dining spots that have huge people-watching appeal. Stroll along Crown Street to shop at a host of independent record stores, vintage clothing specialists and great homewares and accessory stores. Adina on Crown is located only minutes from the Entertainment Quarter, Sydney Football Stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground. Fabulous city center shopping or Westfield Bondi Junction are only ten minutes away. Map Page 36 Ref 32

From $348

Q Station Retreat

Surrounded by more than 300 popular street cafés and bars, Holiday Inn Potts Point is an alternative location for your upcoming visit to Sydney. Five minutes from the city center, one stop on the adjacent underground train will have you at the footstep of the many shops and attractions that Sydney is famous for. With great access to public transport, visit the iconic Bondi Beach located only 15 minutes away and enjoy the Sydney climate with a beachside culture offering great shopping, restaurants and cafés to experience. Soak up the sights of Sydney from one of the spacious and contemporary rooms with harbor views. Holiday Inn Potts Point facilities include the Sirocco Bar & Restaurant and a fitness center. Map Page 36 Ref 29

From $228

Q Station is a heritage retreat like no other, offering superb accommodation overlooking Sydney Harbour and the surrounding 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 great program of tours and activities as well as its popular Boilerhouse restaurant, positioned beside a quiet harbor beach. A free shuttle bus is available to nearby Manly.

STAY 3

PAY 2

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $190


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45 Sydney Beaches & New South Wales Accommodation

The Sebel Manly Beach

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach

Located on the secluded, southern end of Manly Beach, just a 98 foot walk from the sand, The Sebel Manly Beach guestrooms and suites are well-appointed and spacious offering a choice of accommodation, which ranges from studio rooms to one and two bedroom suites – all completed to high standards of style and design. Many of the rooms and suites offer views of Manly Beach. All are individually air-conditioned and feature a large balcony to welcome the ocean breeze. The hotel offers two swimming pools, spa, sauna and an onsite restaurant.

Surrounded by one of the East Coast’s most breathtaking beaches and headlands and located only four miles from the center of Sydney, Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach's convenient location makes it the ideal base to explore Sydney and its surrounds. Nearby you’ll find eight premier golf courses, Randwick Racecourse as well as the Sydney Football Stadium and Sydney Cricket Ground. The hotel’s guest rooms offer a sense of Australian beach life – from bright rooms with king or twin double beds to luxury suites. Balcony rooms with ocean views are also available.

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $263

From $260

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Hunter Resort, Hunter Valley

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, which is famous for its restaurants and world-class Shiraz and Semillon.

Everything you are looking for in the Hunter Valley all at the one resort. Featuring timber cathedral ceilings, Hunter Valley Resort is just two hours’ easy drive north of Sydney situated within its own 40-year-old vineyard. The resort has many activities including daily vineyard tours at 9am, wine theater, horse and carriage tours, horse riding, Bluetongue Brewery Café, wine school, fantastic food from San Martino Restaurant, board games, pool table, 2 mile walking/jogging track, Heavenly Hunter Massage Center, pool, tennis, heated spa and mountain bikes.

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. 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 the neighboring vineyards, a wide-range of facilities, extensive accommodation options and an impeccable reputation for quality and customer service, you are invited to discover Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

Within minutes of the resort you will find three championship golf courses, The Hunter Gardens, hot air ballooning, cheese factories, a chocolate factory, antique stores, a shopping village, and over 140 wineries to visit. Or if you prefer, just sit back, relax and finish that book you have been promising to do.

From $237

From $292

Peppers Guest House

Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa

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, providing the perfect base to explore the world famous region. Foodies love the new Restaurant Sanctuary with menus based on local and seasonal produce, complementing the excellent local wines.

Just a short drive from Sydney and nestled on the edge of the magnificent Jamison Valley, overlooking the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, Lilianfels is a breath-taking escape for romantics, a delight for gourmets and a wonder for lovers of nature. This historic country mansion is set amidst one hectare of manicured gardens, complete with a heated outdoor pool. Lilianfels is the perfect base from which to explore the many sites of the Upper Blue Mountains including Katoomba, Leura, Mount Victoria and Blackheath.

From $449

From $441

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Coastal 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 traveler, or guests seeking a civilized 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 take to mountain walks, relax on white-sanded beaches and explore the riot of submarine color 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.

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $1821

The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa

Overlooking Kiama Harbour and just a short stroll from the famous ‘blowhole’, The Sebel Harbourside Kiama offers an idyllic holiday destination. Choose from 83 fully selfcontained guest rooms and apartments with ocean, garden or town views. Hotel facilities include The Blue Diamond Bar & Bistro for modern European Cuisine, alfresco dining or for a casual drink or snack. Less than 90 minutes’ drive from Sydney, The Sebel Harbourside Kiama is positioned on arguably one of the country’s most enjoyable coastal drives, in the heart of the historic Kiama township.

Be inspired by nature at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. Set within a stunning 18-hectare subtropical rainforest, just moments from Tallow Beach, this multi-awardwinning resort provides an idyllic escape in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a place to indulge with nurturing spa treatments, fresh local cuisine, endless walks through the rainforest, daily yoga and spacious well-appointed one-bedroom suites. Relax and enjoy the warm welcome and exceptional service, offering all the special touches you would expect.

From $221

From $399

Paperbark Camp

Nestled in a pristine setting amongst towering gum trees sits the amazing Paperbark Camp. The architecturally designed luxury tented accommodation takes in beautiful bushland scenery and is only minutes away from the deserted white beaches and crystal clear waters of Jervis Bay. Just over two hours’ drive from Sydney, Paperbark is the perfect spot to sight resident possums and sugar gliders while enjoying the finest local produce and seafood served within the chic treetop dining room. Paperbark Camp is the ultimate luxurious camping experience. STAY 3

PAY 2

From $470

Beach of Byron Bay

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Victoria

Melbourne & Victoria

Victoria is a pocket of diversity – with arts, sport, superb food and wine, culture and natural beauty. From luxury hotels to rustic farm stays, Victoria offers a range of accommodation options to suit your style and budget. Melbourne is a city with something for everyone. From chic fashion stores to buzzing laneway cafés and trendy bars, elegant Victorian-era streetscapes to Manhattan-style skyscrapers, film and food festivals to sports stadiums and opulent theaters.

Phillip Island

6 Day Great Ocean Road Self Drive

Just 90 minutes from Melbourne Phillip Island is the home of the famous Penguin Parade as Fairy Penguins emerge at dusk each day from the surf. The island has a major wildlife reserve where you can see koalas, fur seals, pelicans, mutton-birds and other sea birds.

From $687 Day 1: Melbourne – Apollo Bay. Collect your hire vehicle and drive to Apollo Bay. Join the Surf Coast Highway to the coastal resort town of Torquay. Here you meet the famed Great Ocean Road. Travel past the scenic coastal towns of Anglesea and Lorne to arrive at Apollo Bay. 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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The road hugs the coastline for much of this magnificent route, revealing breath-taking coastal scenery, as well as the inland splendor of the Otway Ranges. The eight remaining limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles is a popular pit stop on one of the most spectacular drives in the world.

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.

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The Yarra Valley is richly endowed with some of the most beautiful countryside in Victoria. Distant blue ranges, rolling hills strung with vines, towering trees, and verdant valleys with pristine rivers make up the spectacular scenery on offer around Marysville and Warburton. Pour a glass of local wine and relax.

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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Victoria

Melbourne City Sights

The Great Ocean Road Adventure

A wonderful blend of architectural heritage, modern skyscrapers and contemporary designs, explore the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne. View Bourke Street Mall and the tree-lined beauty of Collins Street. See Melbourne Town Hall, the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Stroll around Melbourne’s spectacular Royal Botanic Gardens, visit the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, explore Captain Cook’s Cottage and pay tribute to the soldiers at the Shrine of Remembrance and cross the Bolte Bridge for amazing views of the city skyline. Tour Code: M1

Enjoy one of the world’s great coastal drives, with its dramatic scenery of striking contrasts. The region boasts powerful seas, golden beaches, peaceful townships, giant cliffs and lush forests. Stroll along the pristine sandy beaches and wander through sleepy seaside towns. View the Twelve Apostles rising from the sea. Discover the deep fern gullies and eucalypt trees as they meet the sheer coast that plunges into the sparkling Southern Ocean. Hear the legends of ‘The Shipwreck Coast’, stop for photos and relax while savoring breathtaking coastal views. Tour Code: M4

Operated by APT

Operated by APT

Touring

From $59

Touring

From $148

Yarra Valley Puffing Billy & Healesville

Phillip Island Penguins & Wildlife

Enjoy a ride on a steam train, wine tasting and Aussie wildlife. Ride the renowned Puffing Billy Steam Train as it winds its way through lush ferns and towering timbers. Relax and enjoy the great scenery, famous wines and delicious cuisine. Arrive at Fergusson Winery where you will have the chance to enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch. In the afternoon stroll through Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and see unique native creatures. Get up close to koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, cockatoos, parrots and much more.

See remarkable penguins and wildlife of Australia. Visit Warrook cattle farm, a working cattle farm, enjoy the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of farm animals. Encounter koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Center, stroll along the elevated boardwalks and spot koalas in the trees. Browse through the educational Phillip Island Visitors Information Center. Take your place in the viewing stands and watch the little penguins as they make their way to their dune burrows.

Operated By APT

Operated by APT

Touring

From $145

Tour Code: M10

Touring

From $115

Melbourne Outlet Shopping Tours

Melbourne Aquarium

On Melbourne's Bargains and Bubbles Shopping Tour you will enjoy a relaxed and fun day of discount retail therapy without the worry of carrying bags or finding directions. Explore Melbourne's famous discount outlets, accessories, bag and shoe shops and hard-to-find warehouse sales. Your tour includes a Shopaholic Melbourne tour host, Melbourne City Highlights Tour & Transport, shopping gift and a café lunch with a glass of bubbles. Tour Code: BB

Take a journey through four amazing worlds at the must-see Melbourne Aquarium. Awarded Australia’s Best Major Tourist Attraction in 2009, Melbourne Aquarium features thousands of Australian aquatic animals including fearsome sharks, massive stingrays, turtles and fish. The 2.2 million-litre Oceanarium provides fantastic 360 degree viewing with daily animal feeding shows. Plus, do not miss Australia’s only Antarctic Penguins. Marvel as the majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins slip and slide across the ice in their multi-million dollar exhibit.

Operated by Outlet

Operated by Melbourne

Shopping Tours

From $101

Aquarium

From $27

Melbourne Sports Tours

Explore behind the scenes of Melbourne's renowned international sporting venues. Discover the coach's box, media centers and exclusive member areas. Smell the liniment in the change rooms and walk on the hallowed turf. Choose between the Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour or National Sports Museum at the MCG. See Flemington Racecourse and the F1 Grand Prix Circuit. Includes pub-style lunch at Etihad Stadium. Fosters Brewery, Rod Laver Arena, Play Tennis and Eureka SkyDeck tours are available on request or why not join us for the thrill of a live Aussie Rules Football match. Tour Code: SL Twelve Apostles

Operated by Melbourne

Sports Tours

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $27


Victoria

49 Melbourne Accommodation

Lyall Hotel and Spa

The Langham Melbourne

Situated in the heart of Australia’s most fashionable and cosmopolitan district of South Yarra, The Lyall is just steps from Melbourne's top designer fashion stores and worldclass 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.

Located on the exclusive Southbank of the Yarra River, The Langham is surrounded by an abundance of alfresco cafés, restaurants, bars and boutiques.

The Lyall’s warm ambiance attracts guests who appreciate personal recognition and attention to their individual needs. Each suite has a separate living room, kitchen, luxurious bathroom and outdoor terrace. A gourmet personal bar, 24-hour room service, a pillow menu and complimentary wireless internet access are standard at The Lyall. Within the hotel is a restaurant and 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. Map Page 47 Ref 1

Federation Square, the Botanical Gardens, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Center are all on its doorstep. All guest rooms are elegantly appointed with Langham blissful beds, marble bathrooms with separate shower unit and bath tub and offer views either over the Southgate area or the river and the city skyline. Club guestrooms offer exclusive access to The Langham Club lounge located on level 24 and serving breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapés and aperitifs. Chuan Spa boasts eight treatments rooms, pool, saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzi, gymnasium, movement studio and a magnificent sun terrace overlooking the Yarra River and city. Map Page 47 Ref 3

From $427

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

From $398

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Grand Hyatt Melbourne may be described as the city’s center of luxury, located on Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne’s most prestigious shopping, dining and theater precinct and within walking distance to many tourist attractions. Guest rooms feature a brand new design concept that enhances the hotel’s uninterrupted Melbourne city views. This iconic Melbourne hotel includes striking upper and lower lobbies, a state of the art health and fitness center, City Club, and a luxury retail precinct. Map Page 47 Ref 4

From $455

Park Hyatt Melbourne

Beautifully appointed and designed, the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto blends contemporary and heritage elements into a stunning 253-room luxury hotel in the heart of the city. The 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 at your doorstep. Featuring the contemporary Market Lane Bar, Bluestone Wine Lounge and the modern Australian dining experience at Alluvial Restaurant, the hotel's understated elegance is enhanced by its classic 19th century façade. The rooms blend the latest technologies with luxurious fittings and furnishings. There’s a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool, featuring a spa bath. Map Page 47 Ref 2

Nestled amongst century old elm trees in the heart of the city, Park Hyatt Melbourne is the first choice for discerning travelers. The oversized guest rooms feature walk-in wardrobes, king beds, deep soaking tubs with inset television, twin basins and separate showers. Park Club Health & Day Spa offers divine health and beauty treatments, gymnasium, tennis court and 82-foot edgeless aquamarine indoor pool. The fine dining of the award-winning Radii Restaurant & Bar features modern European cuisine served by expert culinary chefs in open kitchens. Map Page 47 Ref 5

From $427 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $433


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Victoria

Quay West Suites Melbourne

Hotel Lindrum

This superbly located apartment-style hotel is set amongst picturesque Southbank promenade, just minutes from Melbourne’s city center. All apartments come with fully equipped kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, ensuite bathroom and a furnished balcony with stunning Melbourne views. Jarrah Restaurant & Bar overlooking the city skyline provide a superb setting featuring contemporary cuisine. Adjacent to the restaurant is an outdoor terrace where diners can enjoy alfresco dining. The hotel facilities also include a gymnasium, spa, sauna and stunning indoor pool. Map Page 47 Ref 6

Hotel Lindrum is a renowned boutique hotel that combines modern design with the ultimate in contemporary facilities and personalized service. The hotel is ideally located in cosmopolitan Melbourne, close to all fashion, dining, cultural attractions and sporting venues. Enjoy luxury with a choice of stylish guestrooms or impressive suites. For breakfast and dinner, delight in the warm ambiance of the restaurant. Unwind in the Back Bar with open fireplace or enjoy a game of snooker on an original billiard table from the Lindrum Billiard Center, the hotel’s namesake. Map Page 47 Ref 10

From $349

From $306

The Sebel Melbourne

Clarion Suites Gateway

Within walking distance to Melbourne’s shopping, dining and theater precincts, this 19th century landmark has been beautifully restored into one of Melbourne’s finest boutique hotels. The Sebel Melbourne offers stylish suite accommodation with self-contained kitchenette, laundry and spacious living and dining areas. The hotel also features a gymnasium and a bar, as well as the renowned Treasury Restaurant a unique venue that provides diners with impeccable service and a relaxed atmosphere. Map Page 47 Ref 7

Clarion Suites Gateway is a well refurbished hotel, located on the banks of the Yarra River opposite to the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and a short stroll to the vibrant Southgate dining precinct. With trams running just outside the front door, you have easy access to the best shops, restaurants, sporting facilities and attractions Melbourne has to offer. All one-bedroom suites are fitted with fully equipped kitchens. Map Page 47 Ref 11

From $325

From $286

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne

Crowne Plaza Melbourne is in the heart of the city's vibrant docklands. The bright Lobby Bar is alive with conversation as you sit back with a local microbrew. You are surrounded by restaurants on the Yarra's north bank, just over the bridge from the Crown Casino and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. The concierge has all the insider tips on sport, culture and entertainment, and the chefs at Clarendon St Grill will provide a good quality food option. Map Page 47 Ref 8

Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne is situated in the heart of the city’s vibrant theater district and within close proximity to all the delights Melbourne has to offer. Live theater, cinemas, Chinatown and, of course, the exceptional shopping are all just moments away. The hotel is also within walking distance to major sporting venues. Enjoy the delights of Footlights Restaurant and Encore Café & Bar, or take a dip in the fabulous heated rooftop pool. Map Page 47 Ref 12

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $271

From $216

Oaks on Market

Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne

Recently refurbished, the Oaks on Market is centrally located Melbourne accommodation, offering easy access to Melbourne’s attractions. Oaks on Market comprises 280 luxuriously appointed studio rooms, one and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments. Some rooms have views over the Yarra River and guests can also enjoy access to the indoor heated lap pool, fully equipped gym, spa and sauna. There are two licensed restaurants; Alexi’s on Market and R2 Restaurant & Bar, both of which provide delicious dining options for hotel clients and the general public. Map Page 47 Ref 9

Blending the zest of the Vibe brand with the beautiful façade and internal grandeur of an drt deco heritage building, Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is opposite Spencer Street station and a couple of blocks from the hub of Collins Street. Melbourne’s city center is made up of precincts, each with their own flavor. Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is the base from which to explore them. With the tram on your doorstep, you will have easy access to all the attractions. Map Page 47 Ref 13

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $319

STAY 4

PAY 3

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $254


Victoria

51 Melbourne Accommodation

Travelodge Southbank

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

Travelodge Southbank Melbourne is ideally positioned for you to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer. You are within easy walking distance to great restaurants and cafés (charge-back facilities available with some restaurants in Southbank), impressive shopping, renowned art galleries and the Crown Casino. The MCG, Melbourne Aquarium, Rod Laver Arena, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Melbourne Exhibition Center are also just minutes away. Map Page 47 Ref 15

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From $213

Mercure Welcome Melbourne

One of Australia’s Grand Hotels, Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is centrally located in the very heart of the city. Built in 1913 as the Commercial Travelers 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 leading 21st century facilities. The hotel features 340 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites in a grand residence that ensures comfort and convenience. This award-winning hotel is the ultimate destination and walking distance to world-class shopping, famous theaters, major sporting venues, premier entertainment, spectacular dining, Crown Casino, Federation Square and directly opposite the equally historic Flinders Street Railway Station. Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is a perfect base whether you are visiting for a week-long holiday or a leisurely weekend. Map Page 47 Ref 14

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Positioned in a perfect location in the very heart of Melbourne, the Mercure Welcome Melbourne is surrounded by the city’s most popular shopping precincts, theaters, galleries, bars and restaurants. This popular hotel features great places to eat and drink including the chic and cozy Cocoon Bar and The Louden Kitchen & Grill. All rooms have cable TV and pay movie channels, fully stocked mini-bars, and broadband or wireless internet connectivity. Concierge, luggage storage and valet/self parking are also available. Map Page 47 Ref 16

From $236

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From $183

Mantra on the Park

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, plus two penthouses – all with private balconies and spectacular city skyline or scenic garden views. Rooms are spacious and feature full kitchen and laundry facilities, plus lounge and dining areas. Overlooking Carlton Gardens and the Melbourne Exhibition Building, Mantra on the Park is minutes from the cosmopolitan city scene. Map Page 47 Ref 17 From $253

Travelodge Docklands

Located on Aurora Lane in the 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 fabulous public transport options with Southern Cross Station located adjacent to Docklands. Map Page 47 Ref 18

Boats in harbor, Melbourne

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From $213


52 Beyond Melbourne Touring & Accommodation Lake House

Victoria The Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley

A stunning hotel offering guests total luxury, the Sebel Heritage is Ideally positioned at the gateway to the Yarra Valley wine region. Embodying the essence of a relaxation, this true country club offers excellent leisure facilities including two championship 18-hole golf courses, a retreat and day spa for total well-being, an indoor heated pool, gymnasium and two floodlit tennis courts. The hotel features spacious and superbly appointed guestrooms with balconies, a stunning restaurant showcasing local ingredients, two bars and café. From $287

Port Fairy lighthouse

One of the best destinations for tailor-made food and wine, Lake House boasts one of Australia’s most awarded restaurants and cellar. Guests can dine in the plush restaurant overlooking the lake or the waterfront terraces. Lake House was named Australia’s ‘Regional Property of the Year’ and ‘Australia’s Best Boutique Hotel’ in the Luxury Travel Gold List. Guests have access to manicured gardens, retreat facilities and, of course, the lakeshore with its myriad of walking tracks. The Salus Day Spa is an oasis of tranquility and offers guests an indulgent way to ‘take to the waters’ with all manner of hydrotherapy on offer. Two tree house cabins overlook Lake Daylesford and incorporate hot mineral water tubs, perfect for a pre–pamper soak. The 80 staff on site ensure your every need is met with discreet service. For lovers of good living, Lake House is heaven.

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From $652

Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel, Port Fairy

2 Day Great Ocean Road Adventure

Approximately 180 miles from Melbourne along The Great Ocean Road, Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel is located in Port Fairy. It offers absolute Moyne River frontage and is centrally located to all Port Fairy's many attractions. The boutique style of Oscars is French Provincial, with many lounging areas and interesting pieces of furniture within the grand drawing room and breakfast room. Oscars offers one suite and a range of individually decorated king size rooms all with stunning views.

From $321

The Sebel Deep Blue Warrnambool

Enjoy one of the world’s most picturesque drives along the Great Ocean Road. Begin your day traveling through coastal townships before arriving at Lorne for your overnight stay at Erskine Beach Resort. This resort is one of the only beach front properties and you will have free time to explore the natural attractions, boutique shops or dine in one of the fantastic restaurants. Perfectly positioned on a peninsula between Lady Bay and Stingray Bay. Known as the ‘City by the Sea’, Warrnambool is the largest settlement at the end of the picturesque Great Ocean Road and offers a charming maritime atmosphere. The hotel offers stylish accommodation featuring private balconies many with breathtaking views, Water Table Restaurant, Mii Spa Day Spa with geothermal mineral pools, onsite car parking, a gymnasium and stunning heated indoor swimming pool.

From $188

On day two your tour will continue traveling along the Great Ocean Road visiting the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. Tour Code: M401

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Touring

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From $416


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experiences. Meet the laidback locals, swim in the glistening waters of the Great Barrier Reef, relax on sun drenched beaches and explore the rainforest. An Australian rite of passage is a trip of a lifetime from north to south of the ‘Sunshine State’. For the active traveler there many opportunities for scuba diving, snorkeling, bushwalking, surfing, bungee jumping, white-water rafting and exceptional cultural experiences.

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Discover Hervey Bay and Fraser Island Depart from Brisbane (daily except Sat) aboard the Tilt Train for Hervey Bay (journey time approx 4 hours, business class recommended, private transfer from Marlborough West to Hervey Bay required). Hervey Bay is famed for its whale watching July-September as humpback whales visit during their annual migration. Extend your stay here or enjoy a catamaran crossing this afternoon to World Heritage Fraser Island. We recommend a three night stay at the awardwinning ecotourism Kingfisher Bay Resort, your base for exploring the world’s largest sand island. Cruise back to the mainland to continue your rail journey north or back to Brisbane.

Getting around Queensland is made easy by Queensland Rail

Travel. With so many must sees in the sunshine state, the challenge can be including everything into one itinerary. The Rail network is vast, reaching across many of the state’s best destinations and creates memorable journeys along the way. So when planning your trip to Queensland, arrive relaxed and refreshed and experience Queensland the way it meant to be, by rail!

Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Travel the east coast from Brisbane north right through to Cairns on The Sunlander train as you 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 (Sun, Tues, Thurs) 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 Reef.

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Island Hopping from The Whitsundays Airlie Beach and The Whitsunday Islands are a highlight of many visitors’ itineraries. Base yourself on the mainland at the beautifully positioned Coral Sea Resort, or stay at one of the island resorts whilst enjoying 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 it’s time to leave, you will also be at an ideal starting point (coach from Airlie Beach to Proserpine) for exploring the Queensland coast. For those traveling south (Tue, Thur, Sat) to Brisbane, take The Sunlander Queensland class so that during the night portion of the journey you can relax in the comfort of your private sleeper cabin with exclusive use of the dining and lounge car. If you are traveling north to Cairns take the Tilt Train in a business seat for the 10 hour journey to the tropics. On arrival in Cairns why not, transfer to your preferred tropical north island destination, a short boat transfer to Green Island (day trip or overnight stay including outer reef trip) or air transfer to the luxurious Lizard Island Resort.


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The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region is Australia’s premier

tropical escape combining some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery with a wide range of activities. The unique environment is as diverse with the reef, rainforest and outback all within reach. Nowhere else on earth do two World Heritage listed sites, namely the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, sit side by side. These two areas are renowned for their beauty and myriad of attractions.

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5 Day Cairns and Port Douglas Itinerary

A tropical city, Cairns provides an ideal base for visiting the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforests. Whilst in Cairns you can choose to do a spot of shopping, dine alfresco style, visit the many cultural centers or relax by the picturesque swimming lagoon.

From $636

Palm Cove Home to the wonders of the reef and the rainforest, Port Douglas is popular with celebrities for its seclusion and laid-back style. With a superb yearround climate, Port Douglas is home to numerous delightful restaurants, charming shops, luxury resorts and historic Queenslander buildings.

Day 1: Upon arrival in Cairns, you will be transferred to your accommodation for two nights. Day 2: Today you’ll travel the Kuranda Scenic Railway before visiting Rainforestation Nature Park and the Koala and Wildlife Park, and enjoying a Dreamtime Walk. Return to Cairns via the iconic Skyrail. Day 3: Cairns – Port Douglas. Experience a full-day Outer Barrier Reef Cruise with Quicksilver to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, dazzling with color and life. Agincourt Reef offers excellent swimming and snorkeling areas or you can choose to stay dry on the wellequipped pontoon with underwater observatory and glass-bottom boat. Cruise back to Port Douglas and your luggage will be waiting for you at your Port Douglas accommodation. Day 4: Port Douglas. A day at your leisure Day 5: Port Douglas – Cairns. Transfer to Cairns for your onward flight.

Port Douglas Home to the wonders of the reef and the rainforest, Port Douglas is popular with celebrities for its seclusion and laid-back style. With a superb yearround climate, Port Douglas is home to numerous delightful restaurants, charming shops, luxury resorts and historic Queenslander buildings.

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Cape Tribulation is one of the truly magnificent areas of Australia where two World Heritage areas meet – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Enjoy the lush tropical rainforests, crystal clear swimming creeks, long sandy beaches and the great range of adventure activities.

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Kuranda Classic Tour with Train, Skyrail & Rainforestation

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through tunnels and over bridges. Wander through the picturesque Village in the Rainforest, then transfer to the awardwinning Rainforestation Nature Park. Travel on both land and water on an Army Duck Rainforest Tour. Watch a performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers then learn to play the didgeridoo and throw a boomerang on the Dreamtime Walk. Enjoy a barbecue lunch then see native Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park. Return to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, gliding over the rainforest canopy. Tour Code: CKB

Winner of TNQ Tourism Awards 2009 and 2010 for Major Tourist Attraction, Hartley’s is the ultimate eco-adventure in a natural setting. 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. Lilies restaurant serves delicious meals. Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, Captain Cook Highway you can self drive or half-day tour from Cairns with Downunder Tours.

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Wings Coach Tours

From $266

Crocodile Adventures

From $25

Morning or Afternoon Half Day Tour

2 Day Cape Tribulation Go Wild Tour

Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen. Only accessible by boat, Crocodile Explorer is the only air-conditioned cruise taking small numbers of visitors along Trinity Inlet. Discover the maze of waterways and mangroves, over 70 species of fish, an array of bird life and the home to wild saltwater crocodiles. Spot them basking on the muddy banks and get up close and personal with them via exclusive access to the Cairns Crocodile Farm. Throughout the tour passengers receive informative commentary from trained interpretive staff. Tour Code: CE AM / CE PM

On your first day, travel from Cairns along a scenic coastal drive to Port Douglas. Visit The Wildlife Habitat, spotting the Australian cassowary, kangaroos and koalas. Cruise on the Daintree River searching for crocodiles and other wildlife, and enjoy a picnic lunch at a picturesque setting. Visit Alexandra Lookout, then join a guided rainforest walk. Stop at Cape Tribulation Beach before retiring to your accommodation. Spend the following day at your leisure or join activities such as ‘jungle surfing’ (zip-lining). Full-day and three-day tour options also available, overnight accommodation is included.

Operated by Crocodile

Operated by Jungle

Explorer

From $74

Tours

From $323

Port Douglas & Wildlife Experience

Cape Tribulation Go Jungle Surfing Day Tour

From Cairns you’ll experience the stunning coastal drive to Port Douglas where you can enjoy the environmental wildlife experience of Wildlife Habitat. Sit down to ‘Lunch with the Lorikeets’ buffet before joining a guided tour to see the cassowary, koalas, kangaroos and birdlife. A wildlife keeper will take you ‘behind the scenes’ to explain how they care for the sick, injured and orphaned animals. Travel into Port Douglas Village to browse the shops, relax on Four Mile Beach or unwind with a few drinks before returning to Cairns. Departs Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tour Code: PDH

Enjoy a scenic coastal drive to Port Douglas and visit The Wildlife Habitat, Australia’s leading environmental experience, where you will see the cassowary, 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. Join the Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour and fly through the trees on zip-lines, with a bird’s eye view into the canopy and out to the reef. Enjoy some free time to explore the beach before returning to Cairns.

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Wings Coach Tours

From $109

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From $161

Cairns Night Zoo

Great Barrier Reef Heli

A very Australian experience, you’ll first indulge in an Aussie barbecue and a variety of salads and delicious desserts, as well as Australian beers, wines and soft drink. Then, complete with spotlight and wildlife guide, find out what the 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 kangaroos – you will have them eating out of your hands. End the night getting into the swing with traditional Aussie music.

The quintessential Australia experience will elevate your senses on a journey of discovery, which combines the best of North Queensland’s reef, rainforest and outback. Enjoy an exhilarating flight over the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, soar over ancient rainforest, past cascading waterfalls, land beside a natural waterhole and savor a gourmet picnic lunch or enjoy a romantic day out on your own private, secluded sandy cay. Appreciate the contrast of the vast outback with a flight out to Mt Mulligan – a truly unforgettable spectacle from an aerial perspective.

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Night Zoo

From $168

Helicopters

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Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Silversonic Dive & Snorkel Adventure

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

Get set for an exhilarating day of fun and adventure aboard the ultramodern dive and snorkel catamaran, Silversonic.

You’ll cruise aboard a high-speed wave-piercer catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. With activities for snorkellers and non-swimmers, a spacious activity platform with semi-subs, underwater observatory, marine biologists on hand and exciting optional activities like diving and helicopter tours, you can fully enjoy this stunning reef world. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas included. This is one of Australia’s most awarded reef cruises and has Advanced Ecotourism Certification.

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From $277

Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

Designed for small groups of people, adventure snorkellers will have five hours to explore three spectacular Outer Reef sites at the renowned Agincourt Reef. With each site chosen for visual and ecological diversity, there’s a snorkel brief at each site and your day also includes a guided snorkel tour. In between water activities, 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, a licensed bar and hot showers. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas included. The option of up to three certified dives, as a well as introductory diving, is available.

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From $169

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise

Set sail in luxury aboard Quicksilver’s 98-foot 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 snorkeling 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. Tour Code: FDBC, FDRR, HDAM, HDPM Operated by Quicksilver

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Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

A low lying vegetated sand cay encircled by a superb fringing reef, Michaelmas Cay is a national park and a protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds.

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 snorkeling, buffet lunch, glass-bottom boat and semi-submarine coral viewing tours, relaxing on the white sandy beach and exploring the walking tracks that lead through the national park. A range of optional extras including helmet and scuba and helmet diving, scenic flights and parasailing are available. Tour Code: FDBC, FDRR, HDAM, HDPM Operated by Big

Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

From $118

The Michaelmas Cay cruise offers a wide range of activities. Slip on your flippers and goggles to snorkel from the shallow clear waters off the sand cay amongst tropical reef fish, giant clam, and a myriad of soft and hard corals. Join a snorkeling lesson or guided tour with the marine biologists. View the underwater world via the semi submersible boat or try an introductory scuba dive with the qualified instructors and experience the Great Barrier Reef like never before. Options for 3 Day, 4 Day and 7 Day Expeditions

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Spirit Cruises

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

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Cod Hole & Coral Sea Dive Expeditions

2 Day 1 Night Liveaboard Reef Encounter

Join Spirit of Freedom for your choice of a three, four or seven night Great Barrier Reef expedition to the world-renowned diving destinations of the Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs, and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

Reef Encounter offers an outstanding accommodation base for Cairns visitors to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on this two-day/one-night tour

These unique ecosystems showcase an amazing diversity, from picturesque coral gardens crowned with colorful reef fish to the stunning 3280 foot walls of the volcanic atolls of the Coral Sea. Likely encounters include the giant potato cod, grey reef sharks, hammerheads, manta rays, schools of barracuda, anthias, parrotfish and anemone fish. Spirit of Freedom is one of Australia’s most comfortably appointed live-aboard dive vessels, with three decks of living space, generous cabins with private bathroom and every convenience provided – all complemented by first class meals and outstanding service. Options for 3 Day, 4 Day and 7 Day Expeditions Operated by Spirit

of Freedom

From $2662

Onboard the fully air-conditioned vessel you’ll find modern, spacious and bright Staterooms with ensuite and plenty of storage space. The dining room is big and fresh, while the onboard heated spa is perfect to relax in after a night dive or to watch the sunset with a glass of champagne. Hydraulic scuba dive/snorkel platform makes scuba diving and snorkeling a breeze. Your vessel is large enough to provide all the comforts of larger cruise ships, yet small enough to enable access to spectacular reef locations inaccessible to other vessels. Also available for Private Charter for the ultimate vacation experience.

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5 Day PADI Learn To Dive Course

3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Diving

If you are thinking about taking the plunge and learning to scuba dive, this five-day PADI Open Water Dive Course is a very popular option for those visiting Cairns. The dive course consists of two days of theory and pool training then 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 your 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.

Your 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 include all meals and bed linen while onboard.

For certified divers and snorkellers their 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 some snorkeling on a variety of the 16 exclusive Outer Reef dive sites. You’ll 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. Your dive trip will be a highlight of your time in Cairns and a memorable experience.

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Dive Cairns

From $1059

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Dive Cairns

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $1249


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Discover the Great Barrier Reef with Coral Princess Cruises

For most travelers, a visit to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience. With only a few precious days to explore, so making the most of your time is important. Join multi award-winning Coral Princess Cruises to discover Australia’s most famous natural wonder, with 29 years’ experience and an unrivalled reputation for cruising excellence, their exclusive three, four and seven night itineraries introduce you to the very best of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands in total comfort and style. Traveling with an intimate group of just 50 like-minded guests, you will explore well beyond the reach of the busy day tour groups. Only when you travel with Coral Princess Cruises will you awaken each morning with the very best of the reef and secluded tropical islands right outside your window. Relax and enjoy the finest local dining with the freshest seafood and tropical fruits, while the all-Australian crew introduces you to more of the reef, rainforest and islands than you ever thought possible. Operated by Coral

A highlight of any Coral Princess cruise is the opportunity to snorkel and scuba dive over spectacular coral gardens at their exclusive reef moorings. Access is made easy from the snorkel platform at the stern of the ship. Less experienced swimmers will enjoy the opportunity to join guided snorkeling tours. The informative staff are always on hand to provide assistance and information about the fascinating reef life and habitats. Aboard the glass bottom boat, the reef is your oyster as their Marine Biologist explains the many wonders clearly revealed under 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, deserted but for a myriad of colorful tropical fish, peaceful tropical islands and primordial rainforests well beyond the reach of most visitors, or simply relax on the sun deck or in 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! Accommodation, all meals and most activities are included in the price. Cruises depart year round.

Princess Cruises All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

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Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

Luxury accommodation nestled on the edge of Cairns’ magnificent waterfront. All guest rooms feature contemporary interiors and panoramic views of Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay, the surrounding mountains or the hotel’s lush tropical gardens. The hotel’s boardwalk offers an extensive array of innovative restaurants and bars where guests can relax while watching the yachts sail into the world-class marina. The Shangri-La is only a short stroll from the City Center, Esplanade Lagoon, Reef Fleet Terminal and is an integral part of the Pier Shopping Complex. Map Page 55 Ref 1

Located in the heart of the city, 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 any of the three other restaurants and bars. Other facilities include a gymnasium, spa and rooftop swimming pool. They also host the Cairns Wildlife Dome, ‘Xtreme Illusion’ cabaret show, bar promotions and live entertainment. Map Page 55 Ref 5

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The Sebel Cairns

Pacific International Hotel

The exceptional Sebel Cairns is known for its spectacular foyer and resort-style pool deck. The hotel is located in the City Center and a short two-minute walk to the Pier Shopping Center and departure points for the Great Barrier Reef. From your private balcony enjoy views of the city, the harbor and surrounding hills. Guest rooms are a minimum of 430 square feet and feature luxurious bedding and marble bathrooms. Choose to relax poolside or pamper yourself in Mii Spa, the hotel’s luxurious day spa, before sampling the best of the tropics in Coco’s Restaurant. Map Page 55 Ref 2

Location, location, location. Conveniently located on the picturesque Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour and opposite the departure terminal to the Great Barrier Reef, Pacific International Hotel is only a short walk to the resort-style Esplanade Lagoon, waterfront boardwalks, tropical parklands, casino and shopping precinct. Beautifully appointed rooms have balconies offering fantastic views. Onsite is a swimming pool, tour desk, Sugarcane Rhumbar and Bushfire Flame Grill Restaurant offering Brazilian inspired, Australian-style BBQ. Map Page 55 Ref 6

From $231

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Cairns Harbour Lights

Holiday Inn Cairns

Brilliantly positioned right in the heart of Cairns, this stylish, waterfront hotel offers stunning views of Cairns Harbour and offers the facilities and services of a contemporary apartment hotel. Apartments overlook the harbor, Marlin Parade or parklands and comprise of separate living areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and private furnished balconies. Enjoy an excellent array of facilities including a well-equipped gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, spa, sauna and barbecue area. Map Page 55 Ref 3

Ideally located on the Cairns Esplanade, Holiday Inn Cairns is within walking distance to everything Cairns is famous for including the Reef Terminal. After a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2010 the hotel features modern guest facilities including in-room ergonomic workstation, restaurant and bar, fitness center and wireless internet access. The hotel's 237 modern guest rooms open onto a rainforest atrium and feature expansive views across either the Coral Sea, rainforest clad mountains or Cairns City, some with private balconies. Map Page 55 Ref 7

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $256

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PAY 4

From $186

Mantra Esplanade Cairns

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

With its central position in the heart of Cairns, Mantra Esplanade provides direct access to the lively local streetscape and departure points for the Great Barrier Reef. Mantra Esplanade features premium, self-contained accommodation with comfortable hotel rooms and spacious one and two bedroom suites with panoramic views. Onsite leisure facilities include a swimming pool, spa, sauna and exercise room. The resort is opposite the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and with cafés, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, Reef Casino and Night Markets on the doorstep. Map Page 55 Ref 4

Located in the center of Cairns City, the award-winning Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is set upon two hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens that surround a superb lagoon pool complete with beach and swim-up bar. Boasting stylish and contemporary décor, the resort embraces muted natural tones and materials throughout. All 314 rooms offer the latest in style, functionality and comfort, each with a balcony and either pool or garden views. All this is within walking distance of the Cairns Esplanade, the Reef Casino and city attractions. Map Page 55 Ref 8

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $173

STAY 5

PAY 4

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $185


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61 Cairns & Northern Beaches Accommodation

The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

The award-winning Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa entices you to experience the charms and convenience of resort life in tropical Australia with all the services of an international hotel. With expansive indoor-outdoor living areas, all apartments are fully self-contained, air-conditioned and designed to take full advantage of the tropics. The resort is situated alongside Cairns Botanical Gardens, featuring 20 hectares of tropical flora and fauna parkland and is only a short distance from Cairns city center.

Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens in the heart of Cairns, you will enjoy superb location and comfort of a family-owned boutique Cairns accommodation. Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments offer a perfect base to discover the region’s natural wonders of reef and rainforest. All rooms and apartments feature cool tiled floors, natural colors, modern fabrics and local rattan furniture. Room choices range from standard hotel studio or family rooms to one, two and three bedroom apartments.

You can choose to unwind at the day spa, dine in Rambutan Bistro or cook a barbecue by the pool. Four lagoon style pools, including one with an outdoor spa, are located throughout the complex. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, 24-hour reception, resort store, tennis court, free undercover parking, gymnasium and spacious guest lounge. Map Page 55 Ref 9

The retreat also boasts the award-winning Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant & Bar, which features authentic Balinese cuisine with an indoor or outdoor setting. Other facilities include complimentary airport transfers, internet room with wireless internet, barbecue facilities, free car parking, guest laundry and resort pool. Map Page 55 Ref 12

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $256

STAY 5

PAY 4

From $160

Coral Sands Resort

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

With the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage rainforest at your fingertips, this hotel is a great location to commence your Tropical North Queensland experience. On the Esplanade and a short stroll to the heart of the city, the resort offers 240 hotel rooms with mountain or ocean views and 20 self-contained apartments. Facilities include restaurant, lobby bar, complimentary health and fitness club, two tennis courts, three swimming pools, swim up bar, convenience store, tour desk, complimentary scheduled city shuttle and car parking. Map Page 55 Ref 10 STAY 5

PAY 4

From $195

all seasons Cairns Colonial Club

Trinity Beach is a short drive north of Cairns. On the stunning beachfront is Coral Sands Trinity Beach Resort.

The resort is nestled amongst 4.5 hectares of lush tropical gardens. With 345 rooms spread over four categories there is something for everyone. An extensive refurbishment took place recently with the Resort and Rainforest Rooms now featuring fresh and contemporary bedding and furniture. The resort is also renowned for great food and excellent service. Overlooking one of the three pristine lagoon pools is the Homestead Restaurant, offering a relaxed approach to dining. For light snacks and cocktails, the Poolside Café is ideal. Airport transfers are available 24 hours. Map Page 55 Ref 11 STAY 5

PAY 4

From $166

Individually decorated resort holiday apartments have spacious, open plan living areas, with floor to ceiling glass, opening out to large private balconies – perfect for enjoying evening cocktails as the sun goes down. There’s beautiful resort gardens, a swimming pool and the Esplanade right outside your door. The resort is level, so it’s easy to get around, and it has direct access to the beach via the Esplanade. The extensive tropical gardens have two barbecue areas and a beachfront restaurant that offers wonderful wood-fired pizzas and stylish modern cuisine where you can dine while taking in the beautiful views of the beach and the Coral Sea. Map Page 55 Ref 13

STAY 7

PAY 5

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $296


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Northern Beaches Accommodation Sea Temple Resort & Spa Palm Cove

Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

Located on absolute beachfront at Palm Cove, you can choose from beautifully detailed studio rooms or apartments complete with the option of luxurious private plunge pool and rooftop terraces. This magnificent resort features sandstone finishes infused by modern design and Asian simplicity, offering guests the ultimate indulgence in first class relaxation. With an onsite 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. STAY 4

PAY 3

From $277

Novotel Palm Cove Resort

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

Enjoy the luxury of superb facilities and resort accommodation set in 40 hectares of tropical beach coastline in Palm Cove village. At Novotel Palm Cove Resort you have the opportunity to select from a variety of spacious, well-appointed rooms set amidst tranquil gardens and boardwalks each designed for natural living with every modern convenience at hand. All rooms have their own outdoor terrace or balcony overlooking one of the resort’s several swimming pools or garden areas. The resort is perfect for couples and families alike. STAY 4

PAY 3

A secluded hideaway in picturesque North Queensland set on 12 hectares of lush landscaped rainforest gardens, this private beachfront property provides the ultimate authentic tropical Australian honeymoon experience. Boasting its own, extensive botanical gardens, with detached secluded suites and private bungalows, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa is nestled amongst a natural oasis of coastal lagoons and surrounded by swathes of palms and endemic rainforest, which provide a home to dozens of native species. This wonderfully romantic resort has become a favorite with honeymooners and nature lovers the world over. All tours in the region pick up and return to Kewarra each day.

From $178

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $296

Angsana Great Barrier Reef Resort & Spa

Peppers Beach Club & Spa

The only absolute beachfront resort in Palm Cove village, Angsana Resort & Spa is nestled amongst majestic palm trees with a picture postcard beachfront location, offering azure tropical water and a magnificent stretch of golden sandy beach. Absolute luxury at its best, the resort features spacious all suite accommodation and a stunning restaurant – Far Horizons. Angsana also plays host to the multi award-winning Angsana Spa, recently recognized by Conde Nast, this is the perfect place to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

Overlooking the palm-fringed beach at Palm Cove, Peppers Beach Club & Spa is an idyllic beachfront destination in Tropical North Queensland offering the perfect place to indulge in tropical relaxation. This intimate, tropical world offers 153 elegant suites and spa rooms from private one-bedroom to luxurious two-bedroom penthouses with rooftop terraces featuring lounges, a barbecue 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.

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $366

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $361

Mantra Amphora

Alassio on the Beach Resort

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

Located on the beachfront in beautiful Palm Cove, Alassio on the Beach is a small boutique resort offering modern and stylish one, two and three bedroom fully selfcontained apartments and studio rooms. The resort facilities include a freeform saltwater lagoon-style pool, guest entertaining and barbecue area, outdoor jacuzzi and lush tropical gardens. These spacious apartments are perfectly suited for both families and couples alike, and only five minute walk to great shopping, bistros and world-class restaurants and bars.

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $200

STAY 5

PAY 4

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $242


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Northern Beaches & Port Douglas Accommodation

Reef House Resort & Spa

Mantra PortSea

Reef House Resort & Spa offers a boutique style of ‘our house’ service to enhance its comprehensive range of resort facilities including an ocean view restaurant and awardwinning day spa. The accommodation offers supreme privacy with each room featuring the luxury of uninterrupted ocean, pool or garden views from a private balcony or patio. The Reef House Resort & Spa’s surroundings embrace tropic-style with sun-drenched terraces, three swimming pools, two spa pools, as well as an honesty bar and signature restaurant with ocean views.

Mantra PortSea is perfect for a relaxing getaway or carefree family holiday. With hotel rooms as well as one and two bedroom studios, Mantra PortSea is a fantastic resort choice offering also guest laundry, undercover parking, internet room and tour desk. Just 109 yards from the beach and a 15-minute walk from the shops, restaurants and cafés of Port Douglas center, Mantra PortSea keeps the family entertained with tennis court, gym, PortSea Beauty & Day Spa and three swimming pools with the central lagoon featuring a swim-up pool bar, water slide, spas and waterfalls.

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $300

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $224

Coconut Grove Port Douglas

Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas

Coconut Grove Apartments Port Douglas is situated in trendy Macrossan Street, just 153 yards from Four Mile Beach. Divine views of rainforest mountains and blue seas can be enjoyed in absolute privacy from a choice of 33 glamorous holiday apartments that come complete with their own outdoor entertaining terrace that extends seamlessly from sophisticated living areas. The ultimate indulgence awaits when opting for a penthouse or terrace pool apartment, which incorporates its very own swimming pool, spa and outdoor entertaining facilities.

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 echoing the natural features that center on an expansive lagoon pool and island bar. Featuring 194 beautifully appointed studio rooms, elegant two and three bedroom apartments and villas with exclusive plunge pools, luxury swim-out apartments and penthouses with rooftop spa and barbecue area, the resort boasts a luxurious Day Spa with couple rooms, 18-hole golf course and onsite restaurant.

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $446

Cayman Villas Port Douglas

From $358

Thala Beach Lodge

Cayman Villas Port Douglas offers families, couples and discerning travelers luxury apartments for a relaxing holiday stay, a romantic getaway or business trip. Located a short distance from the famous Four Mile Beach and Port Douglas town center, Cayman Villa Apartments feature recently refurbished luxury one, two and three bedroom villas. Spend long tropical days lounging around the vast heated horizon pool featuring a wading area, spa and an undercover barbecue patio. Each villa has a spa and the two and three bedroom villas have two bathrooms. STAY 4

PAY 3

From $302

Oaks Lagoons

Family-owned Thala Beach Lodge, a luxurious eco resort south of Port Douglas, sits spectacularly atop a headland with breathtaking views of untouched coastline, and provides the perfect location to explore the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Just three minutes’ stroll to Four Mile Beach, the new Oaks Lagoons Port Douglas is a relaxed getaway that aims to please with its friendly service, relaxed ambiance and unique ‘lagoon’ lifestyle. At the Oaks Lagoons, 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. There are also rooms with a ‘swim out’ option or apartments with their own private plunge pool and spa. All rooms have balconies. STAY 4

PAY 3

From $216

This is a an ‘island on the mainland’ with deluxe timber bungalows that are built high on stilts and nestled into the forest canopy providing a magical and unobtrusive relationship with the natural world. All bungalows have views either to the ocean or the forested mountains. The views from the restaurant are simply panoramic. Guests dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly five-star service. Complimentary guided onsite tours led by informative and passionate staff include tree planting, a unique coconut odyssey, stargazing, wildlife walks and bird watching tours.

STAY 4

PAY 3

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $330


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Port Douglas Accommodation The Meridian at Port Douglas

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront 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 Daintree or the Great Barrier Reef. Located close to all facilities, the Macrossan Street restaurants and Four Mile Beach are within an easy stroll. Being an adult haven, guests have the luxury of using the heated lagoon style pool anytime. Superior studios and apartments feature timber decks, providing direct pool access or are equipped with private heated jacuzzis.

Mandalay Apartments are within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants of the Port Douglas village and Marina Mirage with a 164-foot walkway to the famous Four Mile Beach.

Free Sunset Cruising is offered with bookings of four continuous nights or more – the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise. Sail along the Port Douglas Coastline on Sailaway sipping champagne, wine or beer. A selection of canapés including dips, crudités and cheese platter is also offered.

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PAY 3

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. Your accommodation reflects the beach-style and relaxed elegance that gives this Queensland resort township its reputation as the ultimate holiday playground for discerning travelers. A blend of contemporary design and casual charm, Mandalay Apartments is designed to ensure a memorable holiday.

From $218

Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $330

QT Port Douglas

Injecting new personality into Tropical North Queensland, QT Port Douglas is a vibrant, designer resort boasting fun and quirky design and unique food and bar experiences. Set in lush tropical gardens, the resort is located only minutes from the township of Port Douglas and 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 catch a movie in the 300-capacity outdoor Moonlight Cinema. STAY 4

PAY 3

From $244

Peppers Beach Club

An award-winning adult-only boutique hotel with a palm fringed beach location and ocean views, Peninsula Boutique Hotel provides a taste of luxury. Indulge in the serenity and comfort of your suite with private balcony or terrace. The spacious suites feature modern-style furnishings, living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with separate walk-in shower. Relax by the stunning heated pools or jacuzzi. An ideal base from which to explore the nearby reef and rainforest. Dine in the relaxed restaurant and bar overlooking the sea, where modern Australian cuisine is served. This is a tranquil adult oasis within a minute’s walk of the village center and is the perfect choice for a tropical resort experience with the added personal touches of a small hotel.

STAY 5

PAY 4

From $436

The tropics meet the Mediterranean at elegant Peppers Beach Club with its inviting, open-air design and premium accommodation. There’s romantic spa suites for couples or one to three bedroom suites, which are perfect for friends or family. Many suites feature a plunge pool or barbecue terrace and tranquil views of the lagoon or gardens. Swim-up pool decks on some suites provide access to the resort’s stunning lagoon. Guests are pampered at the club’s Exclusive Spa or savor sumptuous cuisine in the soothing surroundings of Sublime Bar & Grill. STAY 4

PAY 3

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $334


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65 Port Douglas Accommodation & Rainforest Lodges

Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas

Shantara Resort & Spa Port Douglas offers adult-only boutique-style accommodation ideal for couples or the independent traveler looking to escape in tranquil surrounds. Shantara is located walking distance of Macrossan Street, where you will find an array of restaurants, cafés and only 437-yards to Four Mile Beach.

Rendezvous Reef Resort is a premier family resort in Port Douglas and is located just a short drive to Four Mile Beach and Port Douglas township. This refurbished resort offers two-storey one, two and three bedroom villas – each with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, separate lounge and dining areas, DVD player and balcony or patio in over 1,184 square feet of living space.

A family-operated business, Shantara has a selection of spacious one-bedroom apartments with full kitchen, lounge/dining area, spa bath and separate shower. The studios are perfect for the shorter stay with kitchenettes. All apartments feature an outdoor balcony to enjoy a relaxing drink after a day out. After a refurbishment in January 2011 Shantara Resort & Spa features internet access, two pools, gymnasium, day spa and barbecue area.

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PAY 3

The resort is set on six hectares of lush tropical gardens offering plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the facilities, which include two lagoon-style pools, a leisure pool, an 8-lane 82 foot lap pool, a children’s pool, gymnasium and a family barbecue area. While the kids are splashing around, relax and enjoy alfresco dining at Swish Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy the convenience of self-catering accommodation within a full-service resort. It’s the perfect tropical family holiday.

From $278

From $239

Port Douglas marina

Regal Port Douglas Holiday Apartments

The Regal Port Douglas Holiday Apartments are located on the Port Douglas restaurant strip, at the quieter end of Macrossan St. Your accommodation is only a short stroll to Four Mile Beach, Marina Mirage and the Sunday markets. There are a variety of accommodation options from studios with indoor spa baths, one-bedroom apartments with either an indoor spa bath or jacuzzi on the balcony, two-bedroom apartments with both indoor spa bath and outdoor jacuzzi, to rooftop penthouses with outdoor jacuzzi and barbecue on large private balcony and indoor spa bath. From $253

Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

Mungumby Lodge

In the heart of Cape Tribulation, just a short stroll from Myall beach, Ferntree Rainforest Lodge offers an affordable tropical getaway for eco-explorers. Walk through the forest and you'll discover 20 air-conditioned Garden Loft rooms set amongst beautiful tropical gardens. Garden Lofts are the ideal choice for the budget conscious family, sleeping two adults and two children. Ferntree Lodge also offers eight air-conditioned Poolside rooms offering a private balcony overlooking the pool suitable for couples.

Mungumby Lodge is the perfect base to explore South East Cape York and the Cooktown region. Offering complete privacy and home-style comforts, this preserved private estate and nature refuge is a fine example of eco-tourism. Ten spacious wooden bungalows with ensuite bathrooms and private patios are constructed separately from each other within the gardens. You'll enjoy total relaxation in harmony with one of the world's oldest living rainforests and some of Australia's most interesting Aboriginal history.

From $234 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $354


66 Islands & The Great Barrier Reef

Queensland

Nothing says Queensland like a day spent relaxing in a

hammock on a bone-white beach, miles away from the hustle of the mainland, underneath a set of swimming palms. The islands of Queensland offer you the chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef, sail The Whitsundays or just kick back with a cocktail in a resort pool and watch the world go by. This is Queensland at its best – beautiful one day, perfect the next.

Northern Queensland Islands With the Great Barrier Reef running down the entire North Queensland coastline, it’s little wonder that the North Queensland islands are such a popular attraction. From Lizard Island to Green Island these are some of the best you will find in the world for natural beauty, indulgence and eco-adventures. Haggerstone Island

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Hayman Island

Coastal Areas Queensland isn’t just about beautiful islands. Spotted right up the coastline you’ll find many exciting coastal cities and town to explore – each one with its own unique history and attractions. A road trip up or down its coast is a must to truly take in the full beauty of Queensland.

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Lizard Island

Hook Island Daydream Island

Cooktown

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Cairns

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Whitsunday Island

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Airlie Beach 8 Shute Harbour

Double Island Green Island

South Molle Island

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Hamilton Island

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Long Island

Fitzroy Island

Lindeman Island

Dunk Island Bedarra Island

Hinchinbrook Island Orpheus Island

Magnetic Island Townsville

Whitsunday Islands & Mainland With 74 islands spotted throughout this magnificent region, The Whitsundays offers everything from the best resorts to deserted islands – perfect for the secluded picnic. With vibrant Airlie Beach as a launching pad, to islands such as Hamilton and Daydream, The Whitsundays are just waiting to be explored.

Airlie Beach Brampton Island

Proserpine Mackay

Keswick Island

Great Keppel Island

Rockhampton

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Wilson Island

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Gladstone

Southern & Central Islands 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 – Fraser Island. The islands of the Queensland Coast are the epitome of a natural and romantic tropical paradise.

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Heron Island Lady Musgrave Island Lady Elliot Island

Bundaberg

Hervey Bay Maryborough

Sunshine Coast

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67 Northern Great Barrier Reef Islands

Lizard Island

Green Island Resort

Located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches, Lizard Island is a premier Australian island resort.

A coral cay, a luxury resort, a natural wonderland – Green Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most unique and memorable destinations in Tropical North Queensland.

Sensational diving opportunities are on offer around this marine national park, including the famous Cod Hole. Snorkellers are rewarded with coral gardens, brightly colored tropical fish and giant clams just off the island’s beaches. Discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or by motorized dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two. Or perhaps indulge in the serenity and relaxation of a treatment at the Azure Spa. Featuring 40 villas and suites, Lizard is an idyllic retreat, reserved for a fortunate few. Rates include three gourmet meals daily, champagne, premium Australian wines, use of non-motorized watersports and motorized dinghies. Map Page 66 Ref 1

Located 16 miles across the Coral Sea from Cairns, this beautiful eco-sensitive resort has just 46 suites harmoniously nestled amongst rainforest and secluded from 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 snorkeling and scuba diving or simply relax by the private pool. A variety of complimentary activities include sunset drinks, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, rainforest and guided evening nature walks, glass bottom boat tours and daily fish feeding presentations. Map Page 66 Ref 2

From $1702

Lizard Island

From $735

Fitzroy Island Resort

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. The 99 rooms include Ocean Suites, Resort Studios, Beach Cabins and a threebedroom Penthouse. The resort facilities include a contemporary restaurant, large pool with a swim-up bar, indoor cinema, dive center, Foxy's Day Visitors Center and mini supermarket. 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. The emeralds of the ancient tropical rainforest are remarkable, home to a prolific endemic population of forest birds, butterflies and the startling white sulphur-crested cockatoos. Fitzroy Island will create memories to last a lifetime. Pure tropical island magic. Map Page 66 Ref 3

From $185 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


68 North Queensland Coast

Queensland Hamilton Island

Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach

Castaways Resort & Spa is your absolute beachfront escape. Bound by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage wet tropics rainforest, Castaways is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups. Ideally positioned just feet from the 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 to explore Tropical North Queensland or to simply sit back and enjoy the local vibe of Mission Beach. Map Page 66 Ref 4

From $260

Australian Wildlife, Island and Bush Self Drive Safari – North Queensland

On a self drive safari of North Queensland you will experience nature and wildlife in a land of contrasts – starting in Townsville, a modern beachside city, then on to Magnetic Island – a National Park full of Eucalypt trees and home to the largest colony of koalas in Northern Australia and the native rock wallaby. From the island head north and west through historic gold mining towns, the Outback, ancient rainforest and the largest single drop waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. See stunning wetlands with abundant birdlife and mountain rivers home to the shy platypus, the amazing underwater life of the Great Barrier Reef. On this journey you will meet native Australian wildlife in both the wild and interpretive environments and be welcomed by the locals in island and bush villages, where the people and animals engage you in their eccentric and colorful world. Day 1: Townsville Billabong Sanctuary Wildlife Park;transfer with Sealink to Magnetic Island; Overnight: Magnetic Island – Grand Mercure Magnetic Island or Bungalow Bay. Operated by Sealink

Day 2: Magnetic Island Choice of Champagne Breakfast with Koalas (Available Wed, Fri, Sun) or Koala Park tour; koala forts walk & native rock wallaby feeding; snorkeling. Overnight: Magnetic Island – as Day 1 Day 3: Charters Towers A gateway to the Outback and historic gold mining town. Enjoy the Ghosts of Gold drive and One Square Mile walking trail; watch the sun set over the Australian bush; view leather work demonstration at Saddle Shop. Overnight: Leahton Park Guest Ranch. Day 4: Wagon tour of Leahton Park viewing famous Texas Longhorn Cattle, enjoy camp oven damper and billy tea; drive through the rainforest of Paluma into the Australian bush of Hidden Valley; be welcomed by your Australian hosts and take part in famous Platypus safari (voted No.1 Platypus site in Australia). Overnight: Hidden Valley Cabins. 2,3,4 & 5 night Safaris available

Queensland All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $664


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69 Whitsundays Islands Touring

Reefsleep Overnight Experience

Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

Experience the unique solitude and tranquility of the Great Barrier Reef with Fantasea Adventure Cruising's exclusive Reefsleep. Limited to just six guests you’ll enjoy the unique facilities on your two-day reef adventure, sleeping the night over the world’s greatest marine park.

Voyage to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef aboard Fantasea’s superb air-conditioned, high-speed catamaran for a day of incredible adventure.

Pop the champagne at sunset and view the nocturnal activities of the reef’s marine life from the underwater viewing chamber before enjoying dinner, served by your own Reefsleep Host, beneath a canopy of stars. King or bunkroom options are available and a dive or guided snorkeling safari are included in your experience. Reefsleep is unique to Fantasea and is an exclusive and highly individual way of sharing the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Tour Code: CSA

Operated by Fantasea

Adventure Cruising

From $141

At the amazing reef pontoon you’ll come face to face with schools of tropical fish and amazing coral formations. Activities include snorkeling and diving, semi-submersible rides, marine biologist tours, underwater observatory, kids club and a waterslide, just to name a few! All guests are provided with snorkeling equipment to explore the easy to follow snorkeling trails. If you are more adventurous, fully qualified dive instructors will show you the magic of the reef with an introductory or certified dive. Witness amazing Heart Reef, just a 10-minute scenic flight from Reefworld. Departs daily from Hamilton Island, Club Med Lindeman Island and Airlie Beach.

Operated by Fantasea

Adventure Cruising

From $257

Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure

Great Barrier Reef Adventures

Swimming, snorkeling, beautiful beaches and bays, an all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch with unlimited refreshments, plus exhilarating sailing – altogether an awesome day out on the Whitsunday waters!

Sample a slice of the world’s most spectacular aquatic playground with Great Barrier Reef Adventures. Cruise out to Knuckle Reef Lagoon to see more than 200 types of fish and 150 types of hard and soft coral that provide a colorful home for the anemone, parrotfish, turtles and reef sharks.

'Camira' is a world first with her sleek lines, spacious deck areas and breathtaking performance – an 85 foot catamaran capable of sailing speeds of up to 30 knots. Relax and take in the spectacular scenery as you sail through the Whitsunday Islands National Park. With all snorkeling gear provided explore the underwater world of the inner reefs. Stroll the four miles of brilliant silica sand on Whitehaven beach, join in the beach games, swim or relax with your beach towel. Tour Code: CSA

Operated by Cruise

Whitsundays Pty Ltd

From $212

‘Seaflight’, a 121 foot wave-piercer will transport you to an innovative pontoon where you can dive, snorkel, or stay dry in the underwater observatory and glass bottom boat. The pontoon is also equipped with a giant waterslide, sun deck and a delicious lunch for all. Awarded with an Advanced Eco Certification, Cruise Whitsundays has a very strong dedication to ensure their 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, Long and South Molle Islands. Operated by Cruise

Whitsundays Pty Ltd

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $254


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Whitsundays Islands Hamilton Island

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and only a short boat ride to Whitehaven Beach, the most famous beach in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other. Experience the beautiful natural surrounds, calm waters, secluded beaches, warm weather, fascinating coral reefs and diverse flora and fauna. Getting there is easy with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. Or a quick 30-minute direct boat transfer from Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach on the mainland. Whether you’re looking for luxury, action, relaxation, romance or a fun family getaway, it’s all here, on Hamilton Island. Map Page 66 Ref 5

Located opposite Catseye Beach, the Reef View Hotel features extremely spacious, wellappointed rooms all with private balconies overlooking either landscaped gardens or the breathtaking vista of the Coral Sea. The upper-most floors boast a range of luxuriously appointed suites. All rooms face the sea complete with outdoor furniture to experience the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

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Great Barrier Reef

Queensland

Airlie Beach Shute Harbour

Whitsunday Island Whitehaven Beach/ Hill Inlet

The hotel features a Kids Stay & Eat for Free program (conditions apply), as well as free use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkeling equipment. Return Hamilton Island airport/marina to hotel transfers are included as is unlimited use of the scheduled ‘Island Shuttle’ service. Map Page 66 Ref 5

HAMILTON ISLAND

Brisbane

STAY 5

PAY 4

From $448

Beach Club, Hamilton Island

Palm Bungalows, Hamilton Island

With its absolute beachfront location, the Beach Club offers an intimate adult-only holiday experience that is perfect for couples. Set in landscaped gardens, all rooms in this boutique hotel face directly onto Catseye Beach, each with their own 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 WiFi access, exclusive restaurant and infinity edge pool.

If you’re looking for relaxed and charming, you can’t beat the Palm Bungalows. The freestanding island bungalows are situated in a tropical garden setting, each with its own balcony and outdoor furniture. Rooms are spacious and specifically designed for couples or small families.

Exclusive room inclusions: a la carte breakfast daily in the Beach Club Restaurant, VIP return Hamilton Island airport/marina Beach Club transfers, VIP chauffeur buggy service, use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkeling equipment, use of the gymnasium, spa and sauna, tennis and squash court hire, use of the Beach Club lounge, pool and restaurant. Map Page 66 Ref 5

STAY 5

PAY 4

From $720

Your stay includes 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, windsurfers and snorkeling equipment. You’ll enjoy unlimited use of scheduled ‘Island Shuttle’ service as well as the Kids Stay & Eat for Free program (conditions apply). Whether you’re after plenty to do or nothing at all, Palm Bungalows, Hamilton Island is an ultimate Great Barrier Reef getaway! Map Page 66 Ref 5

STAY 5

PAY 4

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $399


Queensland Yacht Club Villas, Hamilton Island

71 Whitsundays Islands

qualia, Hamilton Island

Only a short stroll from the new Hamilton Island Yacht Club, each 4 bedroom Villa, enjoys spectacular views and a unique balance between tranquil serenity and world class facilities. 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 will offer an unrivalled lifestyle. Map Page 66 Ref 5

STAY 5

PAY 4

From $1789

Hamilton Island Packages - Great Value!

qualia is nestled into the secluded northern most tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. With a distinctive Australian style, this world-class adult-only resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalized and intuitive service.

Hamilton Island offers some fantastic packages including: Great Barrier Reef Adventure, Best of Whitsundays, Romantic Escape, Whitehaven Beach and Golf & Spa packages. Plus Kids Stay and Eat Free Program (conditions apply). For couples and honeymooners, the popular Romantic Escape includes a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, On The Edge Twilight Sail on one evening, choice of Denison Star Dinner Cruise or three-course set dinner at Romano’s Italian restaurant on one evening. Map Page 66 Ref 5

STAY 5

PAY 4

There are 60 individual pavilions, all boasting stunning views of the Whitsundays, with some featuring private plunge pools. For the ultimate indulgence, visit Spa qualia, which offers a range of luxurious treatments. Book the three night qualia Golf Package and test your skills on Australia’s only island championship golf course with a round of golf at the Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighboring Dent Island. The course features unparalleled views of the Whitsundays and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef. Map Page 66 Ref 5

From $461

From $1180

Daydream Island Resort and Spa

Hayman

Multi award-winning Daydream Island Resort & Spa offers guests affordable luxury with 296 beautiful rooms and suites, each one luxuriously appointed with modern amenities, framed by views of secluded beaches or stunning rainforest.

Hayman is Australia’s celebrated private island destination, lapping the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Hayman welcomes guests to enjoy a unique and memorable experience offering luxury, relaxation, adventure and a lifestyle that is genuine and sincere.

The Rejuvenation Spa has 16 treatment rooms offering salon services, naturopathy, therapeutic and pampering treatments. There’s a ‘Putt Your Way Around Australia’ themed mini-golf course, lagoon pools, restaurants, bars, tennis courts, a waterfront wedding chapel, modern conference facilities, plus an amazing 44-foot outdoor movie cinema. You can even feed sharks and stingrays at the world’s largest outdoor aquarium. Daydream Island Resort and Spa offers action and excitement too with amazing diving and snorkeling off the fringing coral reef, plus a wide range of water sports including jet skiing, parasailing, fishing and kayak adventures. Map Page 66 Ref 6

STAY 5

PAY 4

From $457

The resort features superbly appointed rooms, suites, penthouses, Beach Villas, a Beach House, world-class restaurants offering a range of cuisine, award-winning Spa Hayman health and beauty facility, Kids Club and Creche. Marine facilities offer PADI diving, fishing, snorkeling, 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 snorkeling or take one of the fascinating art and garden tours. Map Page 66 Ref 7

STAY 4

PAY 3

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $724


72 Whitsundays Mainland Touring & Accommodation

Queensland Whitehaven Beach

at Marina Shores

With an absolute waterfront location in Airlie Beach, Marina Shores boasts 50 luxurious apartments with views overlooking the Coral Sea and to the Whitsunday Islands. The variety of rooms include one, two and three bedroom spa apartments and incredible two-level two-bedroom spa penthouses. Marina Shores has been designed to be totally different in space, light and color with vogue interiors, spacious balconies with barbecue, state-of-the-art lighting, a 98 foot pool, lush tropical gardens, sunset viewing and seaside boardwalk. All this just a threeminute stroll along the boardwalk to Abel Point Marina where tours for the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands depart. BONUS: Stay two or more nights and receive a stunning collector’s edition 120 page full color Great Barrier Reef 'Reefworld' book complimentary. Map Page 66 Ref 8

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $286

at Water's Edge Resort

DescaradA Luxury Charters

Water’s Edge Resort comprises one, two and three bedroom self-contained oversized apartments with exceptional uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands from your private balcony. If location, tranquility and comfort are what you are looking for in holiday accommodation, then Water's Edge Resort is for you.

DescaradA Luxury Charters sets a high standard in affordable luxury cruising. Their 65 foot motor yacht provides guests with the ultimate cruising experience throughout the magnificent Whitsunday Islands.

Quietly nestled in the hillside amongst lush tropical gardens, 109 yards from the center of Airlie Beach, Water's Edge Resort exudes sophistication and refinement. Personalized service, breathtaking location, famous Deja Vu Restaurant and exquisite décor make Water's Edge Resort the perfect choice for a first class Whitsundays holiday.

DescaradA is available for both prescheduled tours and private charters, accommodating a maximum of eight guests in four private cabins. The home port is Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach however they can arrange pick ups from Hamilton Island on request. Private charter pickups can be arranged from other locations. The vessel is spread across three levels of spacious living, providing the perfect facilities for leisurely holiday making.

Map Page 66 Ref 9

DescaradA is fully equipped and comes complete with a high speed boat, inflatable rigid tender, two jet skis, two kayaks, a dive tank fill station and a minimum crew of three to see to guests every need.

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $280

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $1212


Queensland

73 Whitsundays & Central Islands

Coral Sea Resort

Positioned on the absolute oceanfront and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village, with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafés, lies the Coral Sea Resort. A stroll in the opposite direction is Abel Point Marina, your direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

The onsite tour desk can assist you with activities such as the crocodile river tour, overnight sailing and island adventures including the magical Whitehaven Beach. The knowledgeable local staff speak a variety of languages including French, Italian and Japanese.

Coral Sea Resort features a variety of hotel rooms including luxury suites and one, two and three bedroom apartments, penthouses and beach houses. All accommodation is serviced daily. The resort offers an enticing array of facilities including, an award-winning oceanfront restaurant, private dining seaside gazebo, cocktail lounge, fitness room, disabled and lift access, private jetty, water sports, 82-foot pool, wedding chapel, 200seat function room, resort shopping and tour desk. All daily flights are met by commercial transport bringing you directly to the resort’s front door.

Coral Sea Resort is an engaging deluxe resort in the magical Whitsundays, combining first-class facilities with award-winning hospitality. Map Page 66 Ref 10

From $296

Wilson Island

Long Island Resort

Long Island Resort is a 156-room, natural island resort in the Whitsunday’s. Surrounded by 1,011 hectares of unspoilt national park, it is the perfect place for families and couples to connect with nature. For the energetic there’s a myriad of watersports, or discover colorful coral and fish and snorkel off the fringing reef, only 164 yards offshore. Enjoy free resort activities including non-motorized water sports, kids club, tennis, mini-golf and over 12 miles of bush walking paths to discover in the surrounding national park. Map Page 66 Ref 12 From $557

Heron Island

Wilson Island is a tiny coral cay located just 40 minutes from Heron Island. Wilson is both part of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by it. Its pristine waters host an unimaginable variety of marine life, with some of the best snorkeling just off the beach. Offering designer-inspired tented accommodation, Wilson provides just 12 guests with access to the magnificent reef and beach environments, including rare turtle and bird breeding grounds. Those that are drawn to Wilson Island will enjoy the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef island, its seclusion and the freedom from modern-day living. A true communion, nature is at the core of the Wilson Island experience – to live and enjoy life as a beachcomber. Map Page 66 Ref 11

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 program for kids 7-12 years. Heron is famous for its scuba diving and snorkeling and the island is ribboned by sugar white sands, crystal clear waters and hectares of coral with beautifully colored marine life. Map Page 66 Ref 13

From $1329 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $481


74 Brisbane, Gold & Sunshine Coasts

Queensland

Stunning beaches, a surfing paradise, exciting theme parks, sun-

kissed locals and sophisticated style: this region has it all. In between the two famous stretches of coastline lies the city of Brisbane where you can indulge in the finest dining, shopping and adventure, all with a touch of true Queenslander style. Known as the ‘Sunshine State’, this is your chance to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Fraser Island

Brisbane Package

An unusual formation of sand and rainforest make Fraser Island a special place for adventure and exploration. Its natural history is expressed through wonderful colored sand cliffs, unique fresh water lakes, long stretches of beaches and hidden forests.

From $249

Day 3: Enjoy a day at leisure or pre-book a tour.

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CLEM JONES TUNNEL

Surfers Paradise is the center of the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast region has one of the highest growth rates in Australia and lays claim to being the tourist capital of Australia. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, some of the best beaches in Australia, it is no wonder the area draws visitors like a magnet.

Day 2: You will be collected from your hotel to tour by coach seeing City Hall, Parliament House, Saint John’s Cathedral and the Treasury Casino. Then cruise up 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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Day 1: Upon arrival in Brisbane a shuttle coach will transfer you to your hotel.

CITY BOTANIC GARDENS

Brisbane, Australia


Queensland

75 Brisbane Accommodation

Quay West Suites Brisbane

Oaks Festival Towers

A secluded oasis in the heart of Brisbane city, Quay West Suites Brisbane offers luxuriously appointed and spacious one and two bedroom apartments and executive suites. With each apartment featuring magnificent views of the Botanical Gardens, the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the city skyline, this luxury inner-city hotel is within close proximity to the Queen Street Mall shopping and dining precinct. It features a beautiful resort-style swimming pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium, an elegant onsite restaurant and bar. Map Page 74 Ref 1

Oaks Festival Towers combines a premier position with spacious modern design, firstclass facilities and technology – all on a site that enjoys a unique place in Brisbane’s entertainment history. Offering one and two bedroom contemporary, self-contained apartments each with a private balcony and city views, you’re on the spot for the very best of this relaxed river city. The cream of café society is at the door and it is an easy stroll to the Queen Street Mall, Treasury Casino, the beautiful Botanic Gardens and the Sunday Riverside Markets. Map Page 74 Ref 5

From $298

From $299

Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane, Clarion Collection

The Chifley at Lennons

In the heart of the Brisbane city, opposite Central Railway Station and overlooking evergreen Anzac Square Memorial Gardens, this landmark building boasts over 131 beautifully appointed hotel rooms and spacious suite-style apartments. Close to the major city attractions and with many special touches, like the charming Guest Library adjoining the foyer, Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane is much more than a stylish hotel – it’s an absolute pleasure. This beautifully restored, heritage-listed building exudes true oldworld grace, making every day a most enjoyable experience. Map Page 74 Ref 2

Located on the Queen Street Mall in the heart of Brisbane’s city center, The 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 for the leisure traveler. Air-conditioned guest rooms are available in variety of accommodation styles including Deluxe Rooms, One-Bedroom Suites, Courtyard Rooms and Luxury Spa Rooms – most with panoramic views of the Brisbane City skyline. All rooms are non-smoking. Map Page 74 Ref 6

From $200

From $266

The Sebel Suites Brisbane

Medina Executive Brisbane

The Sebel Suites Brisbane is located just steps away from the Queen Street Mall, superb cafés and entertainment precincts. Offering studio, one and two bedroom suites with spectacular views over Brisbane’s skyline, each suite is stylishly decorated with a spacious lounge room, fully equipped kitchen, laundry and private balcony. Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, pool gymnasium and sauna. Map Page 74 Ref 3

Enjoy world-class theater, premier nightspots and top restaurants in this modern, cosmopolitan city, famous for its relaxed and friendly style. Medina Executive Brisbane can be found at the east-end of the city center. The 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 Center or Cultural Center via the Goodwill footbridge. Map Page 74 Ref 7

From $272

From $257

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

The Marque Hotel Brisbane

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane is located on the highest point of the city center just opposite Brisbane’s Roma Street Parklands. Most rooms feature balconies that provide spectacular river, city or mountain views. There are a total of 194 rooms, ranging from Standard and Superior Rooms, to Superior Suites with private lounge and kitchen facilities. A short stroll leads into the heart of the city’s malls and shopping. Rooftop swimming pool, spa and gymnasium are available. Map Page 74 Ref 4

The Marque Hotel Brisbane is a vibrant hotel offering easy access to the best that Brisbane has to offer. Located in the heart of the city, adjacent to the Treasury Casino, its central location makes it the ideal base from which to explore some of Brisbane's best attractions and just a minute's walk to the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane River, South Bank Parklands, QPAC and cultural arts precinct. With just 99 rooms and suites on offer, The Marque Hotel Brisbane offers a truly personal hotel experience. Map Page 74 Ref 8

From $160 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $188


76 Southern Islands

Queensland

Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island

Fraser Island supports beautiful freshwater lakes, massive sand dunes, towering rainforest growing in sand, spectacular cliffs of colored sands, a 75-mile beach with fresh water creeks flowing into the ocean and a shipwreck.

This ultimate island wilderness is a 50-minute ferry journey from Hervey Bay, easily accessible by self-drive, daily direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane, 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. The resort offers hotel rooms and self-contained two and three bedroom villas, boasting private decks with sea or bush views. With Expert Ranger guides you can enjoy nature walks and 4WD tours. From August to October, a marine ranger will take you cruising to see the magnificent humpback whales at 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.

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

From $227

Fraser Explorer Tours

3 Day Fraser Island Adventure

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

Operated by Kingfisher

Bay Resort Group

From $291

2 or 3 Day Fraser Island Cool Dingo

Are you itching to explore the world’s largest sand island? Kingfisher Bay’s Fraser Island Adventure package gives you the opportunity to see Fraser’s iconic beauty spots including 75 Mile Beach, Lake McKenzie and beautiful Wanggoolba Creek from the comfort of an air-conditioned, custom-designed 4WD coach. By day you’ll explore Fraser’s famous sand tracks and by night you’ll enjoy resort living with all the comforts of home. This three-day/two-night package 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 Hervey Bay. It is simply a great way to experience Fraser Island from the comfort of Kingfisher Bay Resort. Train and shuttle transfer options from Brisbane available (additional cost). Depart from Hervey Bay or Brisbane

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 two or three days of guided 4WD touring and accommodation at Kingfisher Bay’s Wilderness Lodge plus meals. Your guide is a true Fraser guru and will not only take you to the island’s most incredible spots, like 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.

Operated by Kingfisher

Operated by Kingfisher

Bay Resort Group

From $374

Bay Resort Group

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $307


Queensland

77 Southern Islands

Fraser Day Tour

Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure Day Tour

Australia’s multi award-winning eco-touring company, The Discovery Group, offers an unforgettable wilderness adventure to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Jump aboard a 20-seat ‘Warrior’ 4WD and experience the thrill of beach driving at its best. Enjoy a guided rainforest walk and refreshing lake swim followed by a delicious Aussie barbecue lunch to top off a perfect day of discovery on the world's largest sand island! Tours service the Sunshine Coast and depart daily.

Operated by The

Discovery Group

From $204

2 Day Fraser Experience

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. Arriving at the island you will be personally welcomed to the resort, before you enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. You’ll experience the thrill of sand tobogganing on a Desert Safari tour, and then join marine biologists for an informative Dolphin Behaviour and Data Collection presentation. You’ll be able to put your new knowledge to good use when you hand feed one of the playful wild dolphins at sunset – truly an experience you will never forget. You will also have unlimited access to the exclusive Day Lounge throughout the day and over 40 free land-based activities. Tour Code: DAT

Operated by Tangalooma

Island Resort

From $212

The Discovery Group offers a uniquely Australian experience showcasing the very best of World Heritage listed Fraser Island in two days. Experience the excitement of beach driving and immerse yourself in pristine wilderness as your guide leads you on a journey of discovery. Enjoy guided rainforest walks, refreshing lake swims and comfortable overnight accommodation at Happy Valley where you can celebrate your discovery with a delicious Aussie barbecue dinner. Day two highlights include a visit to Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck and the famous colored sands. Operated by The

Discovery Group

From $312

Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island

Set amid lush national park and overlooking stunning Moreton Bay, Tangalooma Island Resort is the perfect island escape. Only 75 minutes from Brisbane, Tangalooma is ideal for a unique adventure, educational or nature-based experience in a truly relaxed environment. The resort offers a choice of accommodation allowing you to tailor your stay to your requirements.

experience of hand feeding one of these amazing creatures. Tangalooma has over 80 tours and activities (more than 40 of them are free) with something to suit everyone. From sand tobogganing and ATV quad bike tours to whale watching cruises (seasonal) and snorkeling the Tangalooma Wrecks, the hardest choice will be what to do next.

The highlight of any stay is the opportunity to interact closely with nature. Each evening a pod of wild dolphins visits the resort, and the overnight guests enjoy the unforgettable STAY 3

PAY 2

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $393


78 Sunshine Coast Accommodation

Queensland

Oceans Mooloolaba Beach

Oaks Seaforth

Located beachside on one of the Sunshine Coast’s most picturesque headlands, Oaks Seaforth Resort offers spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, all with spa baths and balconies to take in the superb views over the Pacific Ocean. All apartments and penthouses feature full kitchen facilities as well as large open plan living areas. Each penthouse has a private rooftop balcony. Facilities include swimming pool, spa, gymnasium, sauna, poolside barbecue facilities, restaurant, wine cellar and gaming lounge. From $272

BreakFree French Quarter

Oceans Mooloolaba Beach, a luxury Mooloolaba resort, is perfectly positioned directly opposite the beach and in the center of Mooloolaba Esplanade. Walk out the door and choose from dozens of great restaurants, boutique shopping outlets and watch the ocean waves sparkle on the stunning Mooloolaba Beach. The 46 exquisite self-contained luxury apartments and penthouses feature state-of-theart facilities, smart technology and modern design details. Luxury two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses are also available, all with stunning ocean views.

From $803

Welcome to BreakFree French Quarter, a beachside resort located in the center of all the action on Noosa’s famous Hastings Street on the Sunshine Coast. BreakFree French Quarter is set back from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street yet offers direct access to the shopping, dining and entertainment hub, making it a good base to enjoy the best of Noosa. From your doorstep you can also walk to the National Park and Main Beach. At BreakFree French Quarter you will find great value Noosa accommodation and a range of recreational facilities. STAY 4

PAY 3

From $265

The Sebel Resort Noosa

Ideal for couples or family holidays, The Sebel Noosa Resort is perfectly positioned on Noosa's famous Hastings Street amongst a plethora of superb shopping galleries, restaurants and cafés. Offering luxuriously appointed one or two bedroom apartments all featuring spacious living and dining areas, guests are free to relax by the resort pool or stroll along the boardwalk to Noosa’s Main Beach

From $413

Hyatt Regency Coolum

Escape to Hyatt Regency Coolum – one of Australia’s finest all-encompassing luxury resort destinations. Enjoy superior accommodation rooms, an 18-hole championship golf course, the largest day spa in the southern hemisphere, a privately patrolled beach, nine swimming pools, tennis center, Camp Hyatt for children, an activities center and five restaurants serving the best of local produce. From $290 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

Noosa Beach


Queensland

79 Gold Coast Accommodation

Sea Temple Surfers Paradise

Australis Sovereign Hotel

Soaring 77 storeys high and positioned at the heart of the Gold Coast right near the popular shopping, restaurants and nightlife of Cavill Avenue, Sea Temple Surfers Paradise boasts one of the world's most vibrant coastal locations with panoramic views of the ocean from all apartments. Facilities include a sparkling outdoor pool overlooking the beach, landscaped gardens with barbecues for entertaining, an indoor lap pool, gymnasium, spa and steam room.

Located in central Surfers Paradise, Australis Sovereign Hotel is close to the beach and other local Gold Coast attractions. For the outdoors and golf enthusiasts, the scenic hinterland and premier golf courses are close by. Australis Sovereign Hotel offers a range of fantastic facilities, excellent value for money as well as absolute convenience. The twin low-rise towers feature a variety of accommodation including hotel rooms and fully serviced one and two bedroom suites, which include a separate, spacious lounge dining area.

STAY 7

PAY 5

From $365

From $129

Outrigger Surfers Paradise

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Combining a bold new look with an ideal location, Outrigger Surfers Paradise is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise surrounded by shops, restaurants, attractions and only yards from the famous Surfers Paradise beach. All 406 modern accommodation rooms are spacious, boast a private furnished balcony and have either a north or south facing ocean view. Relax by the hotel’s swimming pool and spa, be pampered in the day spa, enjoy a workout in the gymnasium or dine in the inviting Sirocco Restaurant offering a Mediterranean and fresh seafood buffet.

Overlooking a picturesque sweep of the Nerang River and with views to the east of the sparkling ocean, or west to the Gold Coast Hinterland, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast makes an ideal base. Guests will love the hotel’s location, which is close to designer shopping, trendy restaurants and a lively nightlife scene and only 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 $189

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $178

Mantra Legends Hotel

Mantra Sun City

Capturing the very essence of Queensland’s Gold Coast, Mantra Legends Hotel is just 328 feet from patrolled surf beaches with shopping, restaurants and legendary nightlife on the doorstep. With a casually elegant ambiance, the 403 luxuriously appointed rooms and deluxe suites have stylish decor, private balconies and a full range of services, creating the perfect backdrop for your holiday. During the day relax poolside then enjoy a refreshing drink in Tales Bar before having a delicious dinner in Fables Restaurant.

Providing a special sense of Gold Coast fun, Mantra Sun City offers premium accommodation just a short stroll to Surfers Paradise Beach and the cosmopolitan hub of Cavill Avenue. Set in lush tropical gardens, the 39-level property offers luxury hotel rooms, apartments and the delightful Sayas Restaurant Café Bar. The property's extensive facilities also include a heated indoor pool, plunge pool, outdoor freeform lagoon pool with sandy beach, two waterslides with lifeguard on duty, spa, sauna, steam room, tennis court, children’s playroom and onsite day spa.

From $224

From $212

O'Reillys Rainforest Retreat

Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove

Located only two-hours drive from Brisbane, O'Reilly's offers a range of guest rooms to cater to all tastes, from the grandeur of the luxurious Rainforest Retreat Canopy Suites through the Mountain Villas set amongst a spectacular rainforest and mountain setting. Situated in the middle of World Heritage listed Lamington National Park and surrounded by 20,000 hectares of sub tropical rainforest, O’Reilly’s is the ideal base to explore, or just get back to nature. Let the mists of the mountains dissolve the pressures of a busy lifestyle and open your heart to the warm and friendly mood of O’Reilly’s.

Escape to a world of comfort, style and relaxation. Just 45 minutes’ drive midway between Gold Coast and Brisbane airports, the hotel is set in beautiful surrounds and offers wonderful views from the spacious 243 guestrooms and suites. Inspired by the grandeur of a beautiful ‘Queenslander’ home, Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove offers a unique blend of colonial design and resort-style facilities. Enjoy great food and wine, shopping and recreational facilities, championship golf courses, day spa, theme parks and the hinterland only minutes away.

From $351 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $296


80 Red Centre

Northern Territory

Taking its name from the uniquely reddish soil found in the area,

Australia’s Red Centre is the heart of Outback Australia where you find Australia’s most famous rock monolith – Uluru and the town of Alice Springs. Uluru is an iconic image of outback Australia located in the Northern Territory in the very heart of the continent. Be sure to take the time to navigate through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Kings Canyon and the MacDonnell Ranges.

Kings Canyon Kings Canyon is the deepest gorge in the Red Centre. Waterholes on the canyon floor never completely dry up and foster lush growth, including palms of ancient biological origin. On your way around the rim of the canyon you will pass the tropical pools of the Garden of Eden and beehive rock formations called the Lost City.

Alice Springs Situated in the geographic center of Australia near the southern border of the Northern Territory, Alice Springs was established by the early explorers as the center of activity for central Australia. The gateway to many outback attractions, Alice Springs sets a great scene for outback adventure.

East and West 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. Experience the gorges, waterholes, flora and fauna, hiking, swimming and the spectacular ranges.

3 Day Alice Springs and Uluru Itinerary From $736 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 Center, the Royal Flying Doctor Base, Anzac Hill for panoramic views of ‘The Alice’ and School of the Air. Day 2: Alice Springs – Ayers Rock. Departing Alice Springs this 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 Center 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 guide on the Mala Walk. Explore Kantju Gorge. Late in the afternoon, watch the sunset. A complimentary glass of wine will be served while you view one of Australia’s greatest icons. Day 3: This morning return to Uluru to watch the sunrise. With a tea or coffee in hand, watch as the first light of day brings the desert to life. Journey to Kata Tjuta and take a guided walk along the creek bed between the striking red walls of Walpa (Olga) Gorge. Transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for flights after midday. g River Bungles ie ge

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Hermannsburg Situated 80 miles south west of Alice Springs is the Aboriginal community of Hermannsburg, best known as the birthplace of artist Albert Namatjira. Today the old mission’s whitewashed, German farmhouse style buildings have been fully restored and are now protected by the National Trust.

Red Centre, Australia


Northern Territory The Best Of Alice In A Day

81 Alice Springs Touring

Red Centre Culture and Country Safari

This special day is a combination tour of the Morning West MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs City Sights tour. Highlights include: Anzac Hill, Rev. John Flynn’s Grave, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air, Alice Springs Telegraph Station and Mbantua Aboriginal Cultural Museum & Gallery. Enjoy a picnic lunch with billy tea before returning to Alice Springs. This is an action-packed day in Central Australia you’ll never forget. Tour Code: TT5

Operated by Tailormade

Tours

From $192

Alice Springs Helicopters

This authentic Two-Day Aboriginal Culture and Country Safari visits three Aboriginal locations set in the outback of Central Australia. Between the three communities your Aboriginal hosts will impart their local knowledge of ‘creation’ stories, indigenous art, wildlife, bush tucker and medicine, artefacts, hunting utensils and weaponry. Departing and returning to Alice Springs this safari encompasses the raw Australian outback – driving on exclusive bush tracks, remote bush camping, campfire cooking and sleeping under the clearest southern skies you can imagine. A perfect addition to the Uluru Safaris, this adventure is designed for those wanting a deep understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Operated by Wayoutback

Desert Safaris

Expand your horizons and be whisked away by helicopter on a thrilling journey over the waterholes, plunging gorges and ancient mountain ranges that surround Alice Springs. The heli-tours allow you to view some of the world’s best scenery and culturally significant areas in comfort and style. Departing from their base in Alice Springs, all scenic tours feature the famous West MacDonnell Ranges. Varied daily flights are available, from a 15-minute buzz, up to a one-hour flight. The Champagne Sunset Flight is one for the romantics, highlighting the afternoon color changes of the majestic ranges and finished with sparkling wine. Book a scenic flight to complement your Alice Springs visit or venture further a field on your own private charter, perhaps to Uluru. All ages and fitness levels welcome. All helitours include transfers from all Alice Springs accommodation or The Ghan train.

Operated by Alice

Springs Helicopters

From $158

Alice Springs City Sights Tour

Spend a delightful afternoon exploring ‘A Town Like Alice’ in the heart of Central Australia. Beginning with panoramic views from Anzac Hill overlooking the Rugged West MacDonnell Ranges, you’ll visit the Royal Flying Doctor Base and School of the Air, Alice Springs Telegraph Station and Mbantua Aboriginal Cultural Museum & Gallery, which features a fascinating private collection of rare Aboriginal artefacts, bush tucker and art. Tour Code: TT1

Operated by Tailormade

Tours

From $103

Heron, Ormiston Gorge

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From $1188


82 Alice Springs Touring

Northern Territory

West MacDonnell Ranges and World Class Desert Park

4WD Palm Valley Safari

The day commences with a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view from the summit of Anzac Hill before traveling west alongside the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges. Stop at Rev Flynn’s Grave, one of Australia’s greatest heroes. Explore the dramatic features of Simpsons Gap before arriving at majestic Standley Chasm just before midday. Marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun. On the return trip to town visit the world-class Desert Park where you will witness free-flying birds at the Nature Theater presentation and see rare and endangered animals. Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: TT2A

This one-day 4WD safari travels through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Hermannsburg, an Aboriginal community and historic precinct that is renowned for its Aboriginal art collection and the works of Albert Namatjira. Either morning or afternoon tea is provided in Hermannsburg. Travel down the bed of the Finke River, one of oldest watercourses in the world, into Palm Valley. See spectacular rock forms and an oasis of rock pools and palm trees. Visit the spectacular rock formation known as the Amphitheater. Enjoy a picnic lunch within the Finke Gorge National Park. Tour Code: A5

Operated by Tailormade

Operated by AAT

Tours

From $144

Kings

From $224

Morning Western MacDonnell Ranges

The Larapinta Trail

Taking half a day, this tour includes some of the most spectacular scenery unique to Central Australia. Commencing with a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view from the summit of Anzac hill before traveling west alongside the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges. Stops include Flynn’s Grave, one of Australia’s greatest heroes. Explore the dramatic feature of Simpsons Gap before arriving at majestic Standley Chasm just before midday. Marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun before returning to Alice Springs. Tour Code: TT2 Operated by Tailormade

Tours

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 5 day, 5 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 into the finale of walking into Alice Springs Old Telegraph Station. Fully guided and fully supported by a ground crew, walkers are required to carry daypacks with the ground 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.

Operated by Wayoutback

Desert Safaris

From $1402

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $100


Northern Territory

83 Alice Springs Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs

Chifley Alice Springs Resort

Set against the MacDonnell Ranges, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is a deluxe hotel committed to excellent service and innovation in environmental practises. All guest rooms have balconies that either overlook the MacDonnell Ranges or the hotel’s heated swimming pool. All rooms are air-conditioned and have access to high-speed internet and 24-hour room service. With facilities including the popular Hanumans restaurant, gymnasium, spa, sauna and two tennis courts, discover why Crowne Plaza Alice Springs stands out as an excellent choice in Alice Springs.

Conveniently located only five minutes’ walk from the town center, Chifley Alice Springs Resort is situated on the banks of the Todd River and offers friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. The stylish resort has 139 guest rooms and hotel facilities including 24-hour reception, internet access, swimming pool, guest laundry, restaurant and bar. Ride a camel down a dry riverbed or fly in a hot air balloon above the MacDonnell Ranges from this comfortable base.

From $218

Desert Palms Resort

From $189

Aurora Alice Springs

This vibrant property is the only accommodation, situated on Todd Mall in the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct. A popular choice the Aurora Alice Springs features a courtyard and pool areas. Enjoy the Red Ochre Grill restaurant and savor the contemporary and native cuisine on offer. Red Ochre Grill also features one of the finest collections of Central Australian photography by Ken Duncan. The location of Aurora Alice Springs places you in a perfect position to explore both the town and the outback.

From $180

Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge

The Desert Palms Resort, as the name suggests, provides a cooling, peaceful setting with over 700 palm trees and trailing bougainvillea creating a colorful, calming atmosphere. Situated in the Mt. John Valley tourist precinct, the property fronts the famous Todd River and backs onto the beautiful Alice Springs Golf Course. Just five minutes from the center of Alice Springs and 546 yards from Lasseter’s Casino, the resort is ideally located for visitors. 80 individual villas allow guests complete privacy, with palm trees creating a wall of seclusion. The villas are self-contained with kitchenettes, verandas, ensuite bathrooms and wi-fi. There is also secure off-street parking outside each villa and a licensed minimart for convenience. The attractive pool with island, gazebo, waterfall and footbridge offers a true oasis in the desert along with a large undercover BBQ area.

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Situated at the base of the stunning MacDonnell Ranges, Heavitree offers a unique Australian outback accommodation experience, located only a three-minute drive from central Alice Springs. There is a free shuttle bus service for guests to the town center, which operates weekdays. The Heavitree Gap Tavern & Bistro is there for you to enjoy wonderful food and entertainment. It’s a great place to enjoy outback music with entertainment every Wednesday to Sunday night from April till September. Make sure you also take the chance to hand feed the wild black-footed rock wallabies.

From $166

From $132

West MacDonnell Ranges All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


84 Red Centre Touring

Northern Territory

5 Day Uluru, Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge Escape

3 Day Uluru Safari

Day 1: Visit the Ayers Rock Cultural Center and walk to Mutitjulu waterhole. Join the Mala Walk along the base of Uluru and explore Kantju Gorge. Watch the sun set over Uluru with a glass of wine. Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, choice of hotel. Day 2: See sunrise at Uluru. Travel to Kata Tjuta and join the guided Walpa (Olga) Gorge Walk. Depart for exclusive Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge, tonight, dine under the stars around the campfire. 2 Night Stay: Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge (includes 3 course dinner and breakfast). Day 3: Tour the grounds of the cattle station for a chance to spot wild camels and kangaroos, see ancient Aboriginal petroglyphs. Dinner tonight is around the campfire under the stars of the southern sky. Day 4: Explore Kings Canyon on a choice of walks. Head up to the canyon rim for stunning views of the canyon walls or the easier floor walk takes you deep into the canyon. Travel to Alice Springs. Stay: Alice Springs, choice of hotel. Day 5: Time at leisure to explore ‘The Alice’ before the tour concludes. Tour Code: RKC5

Experience the remote outback of the Red Centre on this three-day camping safari staying at exclusive permanent campsites. With time to take in all the sites, you will explore the highlights of the Red Centre including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.

Operated by Australian

Operated by Adventure

Pacific Touring

From $1986

Deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people as you take a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide and interpreter. Explore the many caves of the Mala people, learning how they lived and prepared for ceremonies. Walk through the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta, watch the sunset and sunrise over Uluru, explore the base of Uluru, hike to the rim of Kings Canyon plus much more. Tour Code: AR3

Tours Australia

From $731

3 Day Red Centre Highlights

5 Day Kangaroo Dreaming 4WD Safari

Join the only small group accommodated tour offering true outback journeys along The Red Centre Way.

Experience the adventurer’s ultimate escape in Central Australia with Advanced Eco Certified Wayoutback Desert Safaris. With small group sizes (maximum 16 people), traverse the remote outback in purpose-built 4WD vehicles, crossing massive cattle stations and dry riverbeds. Sleep around the campfire, under clear outback skies in comfortable swags at private campsites.

Day 1: Travel the West MacDonnell Ranges to Wallace Rockhole Aboriginal Community and gain an insight into the art and culture of their homeland. Explore Gosse Bluff a 140 million-year-old comet impact crater. Travel The Red Centre Way past Camel Hump, through Lift’um Foot Gap and the Mereenie Wilderness Area to Kings Canyon. Day 2: Climb Kings Canyon and transverse outback cattle stations enroute to Ayers Rock. Enjoy a private afternoon base tour before revelling in the changing light show and refreshments as the sun sets on Uluru. Day 3: In the early morning light explore Kata Tjuta without the crowds. Your tour can end at Ayers Rock or return to Alice Springs. Tour Code: 3CH

Operated by Centre

Highlights

From $1233

Experience Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon as well as the rare opportunity to spend the night in a genuine cultural exchange with your Aboriginal hosts at Oak Valley Aboriginal community or Rainbow Valley. You will tour their land, witnessing rock art and gain an insight into bush tucker and living off the land. Incorporating the West MacDonnell Ranges, Palm Valley and Ormiston Gorge, this safari is for those that want to experience outback Australia, not without creature comforts, whilst embracing the spirit of adventure. Tour Code: RKC5

Operated by Wayoutback

Desert Safaris

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $869


Northern Territory

85 Uluru (Ayers Rock) Touring

3 Day / 2 Night Uluru Eco Safari

About Uluru

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, whose main attractions are Uluru (Ayres Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Mt. Olga), is the best known, most visited and most photographed place in the Northern Territory. A World Heritage Area, managed jointly by the Aboriginal traditional owners and the Australian Nature Conservation Agency, there is a great deal to enjoy in the park including photography, magnificent views, sunsets and the changing colors of Uluru, especially at sunrise and sunset.

This three-day safari of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon is perfect for experience seekers wanting an authentic small group 4WD experience with the luxury of hotel accommodation. Your tour will feature stunning scenery, beautiful walks and lovely food and wine. You’ll stay clear of the crowds and drive along bush tracks to your destinations that include options such as the ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner and Aboriginal guided Mala Walk at Uluru. This safari is designed with total flexibility and offers you the choice to commence your safari in either Alice Springs or Uluru.

Uluru / Ayres Rock is the world’s largest monolith, measuring over 5 miles around the base, and rising 380 yards about the mulga plain. Named Uluru by the Aborigines, it is a sacred monument to them, and the walls of the caves, which comb the base, are covered in Aboriginal carvings and paintings, many of which are thousands of years old. Kata Tjuta / The Olgas are a dramatic series of 36 dome-like rock formations which stand up to 1,800 feet high and cover an area of 13 square miles. Like Uluru, they produce an incredible light show at sunset and to walk amongst them is a memorable experience.

Operated by Wayoutback

Uluru Aussie BBQ Dinner

Sounds of Silence

Enjoy a true Aussie barbecue dinner near the mighty Uluru. Savor the mouth-watering flavors of beef, kangaroo and sizzling gourmet sausages, accompanied by crisp seasonal salads, fresh bread rolls, wine, beer and soft drink. After dinner, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with dessert. Relax and admire the sight of the sun sinking below the desert plain, gradually revealing a magnificent outback night sky. Enjoy a star orientation tour of the southern sky. Tour Code: OPY10

A gourmet desert barbecue under the stars, Sounds of Silence is a unique outback experience. The romance of the desert, the setting of the sun behind the domes of Kata-Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock), the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo, sumptuous outback fare and the star-filled heavens. Shortly before sundown, guests are driven to a secluded location in the desert. As a didgeridoo player weaves his magic spells you’ll enjoy canapés, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages followed by a gourmet buffet barbecue and a star talk.

Operated by Australian

Operated by Voyages

Pacific Touring

From $118

Join your guide and a maximum of 14 guests on this personalized experience of the outback.

Desert Safaris

Indigenous Tourism Australia

From $2025

From $218

Desert Awakenings

Uluru Base Tour and Sunset Drinks

Experience the tranquility of the pre-dawn land under a canopy of stars. Then watch the amazing transformation of colors and life as the desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop. Travel away from the crowds to a secluded sand dune to watch the spectacular sight of sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. With an expert guide and with no more than 11 other passengers, Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region.

Head to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Center, then travel to Mutitjulu waterhole for a guided walk, viewing ancient cave paintings. Join the guided Mala Walk to learn the story of the Mala people. Tour the base of Uluru and visit Kantju Gorge – a waterhole and old hunting ground. See painted caves and learn of the region’s geology and flora. Watch the sunset over Uluru, admire the ever-changing colors of the monolith as the sun sinks below the horizon, all while you enjoy a glass of wine and canapés. Tour Code: U10

Operated by Voyages

Operated by Australian

Indigenous Tourism Australia

From $215

Pacific Touring

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From $142


86 Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kings Canyon Accommodation Longitude 131°

Northern Territory Sails in the Desert Hotel

Sails in the Desert is Ayers Rock Resort's premium hotel. Immerse yourself in the beauty of an ancient world from the sanctuary of this hotel, named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof. The interior décor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture, with the renowned Mulgara Gallery onsite and significant 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 $581

Desert Gardens 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 Uluru (Ayers Rock). This intimate experience offers exquisite food and wine, an exclusive touring program and an unforgettable encounter with this spirited land. Included in the tariff are accommodation, all meals, a selected range of premium alcoholic beverages, an exceptional touring program designed exclusively for Longitude 131° guests, and return Ayers Rock Airport transfers. As far from anywhere else as you can be. As close as possible to serenity. Rejuvenation for the body. Stimulation for the mind. Liberation for the spirit.

A comfortable, yet stylish hotel at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe ‘rock view’ rooms. Set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, you can choose to relax in the comfort of your private balcony or unwind near the pool over cocktails. With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within the resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, your days will be action packed.

From $2127

From $481

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge

Kings Canyon Resort

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge specializes in traditional Aussie hospitality. 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 nightly entertainment. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant over a buffet dinner.

Kings Canyon Resort is located in Australia’s Northern Territory, mid-way between Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock). The eco-sensitive resort is located just five miles from Watarrka National Park, the home of the magical sandstone formation of Kings Canyon, and the eerie formations of weathered rock known as ‘The Lost City’. Kings Canyon Resort Hotel is the oasis in the outback for those who want to explore before retreating to the luxury of the resort after an active day of hiking through the rugged terrain of Watarrka National Park.

From $411

Kings Canyon All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $328


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Northern Territory

Darwin & Australia's Top End

As the capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin has an outdoor

lifestyle and enjoys warm weather all year. Perched on a peninsula with sea on three sides, Darwin is an excellent base to explore the natural attractions of World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks, the Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land. More than 50 nationalities make up its 100,000 population including the area's traditional landowners, the Larrakia Aboriginal people.

Kakadu National Park

Darwin Package

Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest National Park, covering more than 7,335 square miles and is World Heritage listed for both its natural and cultural values. With savannah woodlands, open forests, rivers, floodplains, mangroves and mudflats Kakadu National Park is home to an abidance of native wildlife.

From $714

Litchfield National Park Litchfield National Park is a constant source of water that attracts wildlife to its changing terrain, including monsoonal rainforests, hot springs, the Tabletop Range Escarpment with its imposing sandstone outcrops, spring fed creeks, huge groves of cycads and historic tin mines.

Tiwi Islands

Day 1: Shuttle coach transfer to your hotel before beginning the afternoon tour. Visit the Botanic Gardens, Stokes Hill Wharf Precinct and Mooring Basin, and the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Day 2: Venture to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center and gain insight into the cultural and historical significance 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. (P) 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 Center 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.

The Tiwi Islands lie 50 miles north of Darwin and features dense rainforest, sandy beaches and rock pools. Comprising Melville and Bathurst Islands, the area known as ‘The Islands of Smiles’ is renowned for its unique Aboriginal arts, crafts and warm hospitality.

Arafura Sea

Kakadu National Park

Arnhem Land Bounded by Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria, Arnhem Land is made up of wild coastlines, deserted islands, rivers teeming with fish, lush rainforests, soaring escarpments and savannah woodland. Its small population of traditional Aboriginal culture remains largely intact.

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Northern Territory

Kakadu, Nourlangie Rock and Yellow Water

Litchfield National Park Tour

Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Center to learn about the traditional Aboriginal land owners (Bininj). Join a guided cruise on Yellow Water billabong. Keep an eye out for the wildlife, including crocodiles. See rock art sites at Nourlangie Rock including the famous rock art picture called Namondjok. En route to Darwin, stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Center to learn about the wildlife, seasonal changes, various animal groups and local Aboriginal and European history. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with views over the floodplains.

Departing early, travel south from Darwin and ascend the rocky Tabletop Range, stop to view the giant magnetic termite mounds. At Litchfield National Park, admire the rainforest that thrives in the gorges created by the force of the waterfalls. These waterfalls, in particular Florence, Tolmer and Wangi falls are the park’s major attractions. At Wangi Falls there’s time to enjoy a swim (conditions permitting) before your return to Darwin. Tour Code: D22

Operated By Australian

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

From $196

Pacific Touring

From $142

Yellow Water Cruise

Katherine Gorge Cruise & Leliyn (Edith Falls)

The indigenous-owned Yellow Water Cruise takes you on a discovery tour through the most famous Kakadu Wetland. Operating all year round, sunrise to sunset, the boat cruise winds its way through the distinct ecosystems of Yellow Water Billabong and the South Alligator River. As the seasons and time of day changes, so does Yellow Water Billabong. During the cruise, experienced guides offer insights into this ancient wetland, including the birdlife, flora, crocodiles and historic human habitation to make an unforgettable experience.

Depart Darwin and stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, continue via Pine Creek to the township of Katherine. Enter Nitmiluk National Park and wander through the Visitor Center. Join a guided cruise between the sheer sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge. Enjoy commentary from your guide detailing the area’s plants and wildlife, while keeping an eye out for crocodiles and birds. Travel to Leliyn (Edith Falls) on the western boundary of Nitmiluk National Park. Enjoy a swim (conditions permitting) in the refreshing cool waters of the natural pool at the base of Leliyn. Tour Code: D23+L

Operated by Intercontinental

Operated by Australian

Hotels Group

From $54

Pacific Touring

From $167

Crocs and Sights

Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Culture Tour

Spend time at Crocosaurus Cove in the heart of Darwin city and enter the world of the awesome saltwater crocodile. Get up close and personal with some of the biggest crocodiles in captivity at the Big Croc Feed and see the world's largest display of Australian reptiles. Enjoy a relaxing lunch at the local's favorite bistro, The Tap on Mitchell, before joining a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Darwin with Darwin Day Tours. Tour the historic sights including the East Point Military Precinct, the museum and art gallery, Stokes Hill Wharf and Botanic Gardens. Operated By Crocosaurus

Cove

A short scenic flight takes you to the Aboriginal community, Nguiu on Bathurst Island to experience the Tiwi culture. Take in the arts and crafts centers, museum, early mission precinct and savor billy tea and damper with Tiwi ladies while they weave and paint. Your guide and the ladies will demonstrate totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless your visit. Enjoy lunch before visiting a secret waterhole for an afternoon swim. Take a trip to a Tiwi burial site to learn about some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani poles (burial poles) before the conclusion of this enthralling excursion. Tour Code: DB01 Operated by AAT

Kings

From $295

Sunset, Darwin

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $92


Northern Territory

89 Darwin Touring

3 Day Top End Highlights

3 Day Kakadu Safari in Style

Day 1: Depart Darwin and enter Kakadu National Park, visit the ancient Aboriginal rock art sites at Ubirr. Join an Aboriginal guide for the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River. Stay overnight at Kakadu National Park - APT Exclusive Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge including dinner & breakfast or Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn Room Only (First-Class). Day 2: Visit the Bowali Visitor Center, travel to Nourlangie Rock to view Aboriginal art. Depart for Katherine, visit Pine Creek enroute. Join the Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Cultural Dinner Cruise on Katherine Gorge. As the sunsets enjoy a three course buffet dinner as you take in the surroundings by candlelight. Stay overnight at All Seasons Katherine. Day 3: Travel to Litchfield National Park, stop to view the intriguing termite mounds. See the picturesque double waterfall that forms Florence Falls, surrounded by lush rainforest. Journey to the rock pool at Wangi Falls, enjoy a refreshing swim or nature walk to the top of the falls. Tour Code: KNL3

The 'safari’ tour is designed for those wanting a comfortable but adventurous small group tour.

Operated by Australian

Operated by Adventure

Pacific Touring

From $1180

Safari accommodation features twin-share permanent tents with interior lights, fans and share bathrooms. All linen including towels is provided. The menu features quality produce and Australian wines with the evening meal. In addition to a guide, a host will accompany the group when passenger numbers exceed eight, to further provide a better level of service and a greater variety of meals. Highlights include your experienced guide, quality meals, Litchfield National Park, Florence Falls, Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal cultural experience, rock art, Twin Falls (seasonal), three-hour wildlife cruise, guided walks and small group touring. Tour Code: NTY3

Tours Australia

2 Day Kakadu, Art Sites & Wildlife

Day 1: Kakadu National Park, Nourlangie Rock Art Site, Yellow Water Cruise. Travel to Kakadu National Park. Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center then cruise on Yellow Water Billabong. Visit Nourlangie Rock to see Aboriginal rock art. Stay overnight at Kakadu National Park – Aurora Kakadu, Std Room (Budget), Superior Room (Standard), Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (First-Class), Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge including dinner & breakfast (Exclusive) Day 2: Ubirr Aboriginal Art, East Alligator River Cruise, Window on the Wetlands. Travel to Ubirr to see ancient rock art. Cruise the East Alligator River with an Aboriginal guide. Stop at Window on the Wetlands en route to Darwin, where the tour concludes. Note: December to April – Ubirr, East Alligator River Cruise and Arnhem Land subject to seasonal conditions and may be substituted.

Operated By Australian

Pacific Touring

From $431

Yellow River Billabong, Kakadu National Park

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From $1059


90 Darwin Accommodation

Northern Territory

SKYCITY Darwin

Mantra on the Esplanade

SKYCITY is Darwin’s exclusive beachside resort, located only moments from the city’s central business district. The property features boutique-style accommodation, worldclass entertainment complex, four restaurants, five bars, superior conference and event facilities. The resort is perfect for unwinding with leisure choices in abundance. Relax by the pool, laze on the beach or enjoy a complimentary game of tennis or golf. Then make the most of the 24-hour entertainment choices.

Overlooking Darwin Harbour and the Arafura Sea, Mantra on the Esplanade is perfectly positioned for experiencing the famous Northern Territory sunset. The stylish hotel offers 64 hotel rooms, plus 140 one to three bedroom apartments, designed to reflect the local, laid-back tropical style. Apartments feature large private balconies, fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Finz Restaurant and Bar is onsite for contemporary a la carte cuisine and the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and spa, 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, beauty salon and tour desk.

From $213

From $180

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Darwin Central Hotel

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

The executive boutique Darwin Central Hotel enjoys an envious position in the heart of Darwin. It offers guests contemporary elegance combined with touches of the outback lifestyle, where you can expect nothing but the best during their stay.

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is the ideal haven for guests that want to trade in tradition for a fresh and vibrant accommodation alternative that offers a contemporary edge and a whole lot of style.

This environmentally friendly property is the ideal place for the leisure traveler and is within easy walking distance to cinemas, theaters, nightclubs, restaurants and shopping. The hotel features 132 beautifully appointed rooms furnished with state-of-the art décor, with most rooms featuring kitchenette facilities and stunning panoramic views of Darwin.

Reflecting the lifestyle of the guests, the rooms are stylish, the food is delicious and the location provides the best that Darwin has to offer. Curve café and bar attracts laid-back brunchers and lingering lunchers. You’ll warm to the helpful service, refreshing menu and spirited atmosphere.

Amidst all the bustle, the Darwin Central Hotel is a city sanctuary that reveals a surprisingly sophisticated space where guest can relax in comfort and style.

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Winner of the 2009 HM Awards ‘Best New Hotel’, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is situated in the iconic Darwin City Waterfront, on the fringe of Darwin city center. Guests are perfectly positioned to explore the restaurants, boutique shops and seafront promenades.

From $133

From $154

Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin

Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin

Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin is in the perfect location to enjoy stunning parklands with ocean views and the excitement of Darwin’s most vibrant location, Mitchell Street. Boasting a large outdoor pool, comfortable rooms and a friendly relaxed atmosphere, the hotel is the perfect place to enjoy your stay in the Top End. Dine in Sirocco restaurant and enjoy a Mediterranean menu with a Northern Territory twist. At Holiday Inn, kids stay and eat free.

Located in the heart of the city center, Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin is an inner city oasis, close to everything in town while providing privacy in a lush setting. Designed around resort-style swimming pools and waterfalls, the hotel has a tropical feel while offering excellent leisure, dining and extensive conference facilities. Darwin is a perfect destination to experience fiery sunsets, local markets and indigenous art galleries or simply use it as a gateway to Australia.

From $160

From $201

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


Northern Territory Melaleuca on Mitchell

91 Darwin & Kakadu Accommodation & Touring Overnight Kakadu with Aboriginal Art & Cultural Tour

Located in the heart of Darwin's entertainment district, Melaleuca on Mitchell is home to some of the best facilities you will find at any Australia budget accommodation. Overlooking bustling Mitchell Street, relax on the first floor sundeck and enjoy one of two swimming pools, a waterfall spa, pool bar or watch the latest sports on the 13-foot big screen. Air-conditioned four and six bed dorms, and double/twin rooms are available with or without ensuite. There is a female only floor, as well as 24-hour reception and free off-street parking. STAY 4

PAY 3

From $30

Value Inn

Staying in a superior room at Aurora Kakadu in the heart of the Kakadu National Park, experience the natural and cultural wonders of Kakadu with Aboriginal owned and operated Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu.

Value Inn offers affordable accommodation in the heart of Darwin's entertainment and shopping district. Air-conditioned, ensuite rooms sleep up to three people and include TV, tea and coffee making facilities and fridge. Onsite facilities include swimming pool and barbecue 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 center, Value Inn is a great accommodation option for those on a budget and looking for a city center location. STAY 4

PAY 3

From $135

This tour includes one of Kakadu's major aboriginal rock art sites in Ubirr, East Alligator River, the spectacular Magela floodplains and more. Your guide, Victor Cooper, is a former park ranger and traditional owner who enjoys sharing stories about the spectacular Kakadu rock art and his knowledge of bush tucker and the floodplain country on his small group tours.

Operated by Aurora

Hotels-Resorts-Attractions

From $360

Aurora Kakadu

Aurora Kakadu is just on a two-hour drive from Darwin and is the perfect place to unwind and relax while enjoying the many attractions offered by the famous World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Aurora Kakadu is set in attractive, spacious and lush tropical surroundings. Marvel at the stunning wildlife from the comfort of this unique property. The grounds surrounding the complex offer an exciting opportunity to observe local wildlife such as wallabies, corellas and magpie geese. All rooms have a private balcony or patio overlooking the grounds. From $188

Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, Kakadu

A Kakadu experience like no other, the indigenous Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn is the only deluxe accommodation in Kakadu. Relax in recently refurbished comfort, enjoy indigenous art by local artists in the hotel gallery and explore the stunning surrounds of Kakadu National Park. If you’re looking for itinerary ideas, their friendly staff can provide you with all the information on the surrounding area. After an adventurous day, relax in the air-conditioned comfort of Escarpment Restaurant and Bar or cool down with a refreshing swim in the shaded outdoor pool. From $209

Twin Falls, Kakadu National Park

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Northern Territory Nitmiluk Chalets, Katherine Gorge

About Katherine

Katherine is the heart of the real Outback. Attractions in the area include places of historic interest, birds and wildlife in their natural surroundings, caves, gorges, Aboriginal lore and art, and for the adventurers, magnificent waterfalls, canyons and billabongs that are still unspoiled. Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park - The highlight here is undoubtedly Katherine Gorge, located in the Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. The main entrance to the National Park is 20 miles from Katherine.

Timeless Land 3 Gorge Cruise

Set in the grounds of the Nitmiluk Camping and Caravan Park, the Nitmiluk Chalets offer a self-contained accommodation option for discovering Nitmiluk National Park and the world-renowned Nitmiluk Gorge. Just 656 yards from the star of the gorge system, the one or two bedroom chalets have a lounge and dining area, ensuite, kitchen and a generous balcony where wallabies and other wildlife can be observed wandering freely by. Prepare for a truly memorable experience as you travel through time and the first three gorges of the Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge system. Sit back and relax as your four hour cruise takes you past immense sandstone cliffs that have been thousands of years in the making. The views and the absolute silence will take your breath away but make sure you keep an eye out for local animal and birdlife – many of which are unique to this part of the Top End. Tour Code: 3N

Operated by Nitmiluk

Tours

The beautifully landscaped resort-style swimming pool is the perfect place to unwind after a day’s exploring and offers a haven for visitors to cool off from the tropical sunshine or just take pleasure in a cool drink or snack poolside. The Sugar Bags Bistro overlooks Katherine River and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

From $63

From $236

Nabilil Dinner Cruise

Maud Creek Lodge

Choose the jewel in the crown of our cruises, sit back and relax as the tranquil surroundings transport you into a spiritual world of Jawoyn culture and history. Discover the stories and ways of the Jawoyn people against the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge. Watch the cliff face change color with the setting sun. Experience the spectacular beauty of the Gorge by candlelight whilst enjoying delicious Australian cuisine.

Maud Creek Lodge is an exclusive outback property situated on the banks of the majestic Katherine River, just four miles from the stunning Nitmiluk Gorge.

Tour includes a three course meal, tea and coffee, complimentary glass of sparkling wine and the Nit Nit Dreaming Two Gorge Cultural Cruise. A selection of soft drinks, wine and beers are also available for purchase. There is a small amount of walking between the first and second gorge so appropriate footwear is required. The tour is subject to river and weather conditions and operates with a minimum of ten passengers.

Once a working cattle station, the workers accommodation has been transformed into private, comfortable ensuite rooms with a full-length timber balcony and deck, perfect for watching the stunning outback sunsets. Experience the tranquility and crisp clean air of the Top End from the balcony whilst a myriad of birdlife and wallabies roam the grounds. In true outback style, sunset drinks and canapés are served each evening in the guest lounge. Complete with a resort style pool and its own helipad, Maud Creek Lodge is the perfect location from which to explore Nitmiluk Gorge.

Tour Code: NITSS

Operated by Nitmiluk

Tours

From $122

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $157


Western Australia

Take 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 the place to go for an authentic Aussie outback adventure. Relax on the breathtaking Cable Beach, be inspired by the Bungle Bungle Range and marvel at the rocky landscapes of Karijini National Park.

Bungle Bungle Range From the air, the Bungle Bungle Range is an awesome site, rising 984 feet out of the plains. The orange and black stripes of these massive sandstone structures are a hidden world of gorges and pools with fan palms clinging to walls. A must-see on your North West adventure.

Broome Broome is an exotic pearling town and offers some deliciously indulgent eco-resorts. Cable Beach – with 13 miles of white sand, kissed by warm, crystal waters – is the ideal place to watch the sunset on a balmy, tropical night. Visit between March and October for the famous natural phenomenon ‘Stairway To The Moon’.

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10 Day Kimberley Explorer 4WD Self Drive From $2069 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, stop 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. Your day is at your leisure to explore El Questro. Day 5: El Questro Wilderness Park to Kununurra. Travel to Kununurra. Re-stock any supplies and fuel and later this afternoon head to Kelly’s Knob Lookout to watch your last sunset in the Kimberley’s. 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 the Kakadu National Park. Day 9: Kakadu National Park to Darwin. Depart Kakadu via the Arnhem Highway and stop at the famous Bark Hut. Continue on until you reach Darwin.

Kununurra From Kununurra is easy to venture out and visit Purnululu National Park, Lake Argyle, Mitchell Plateau, Ord River and Argyle Diamond Mine. The word Kununurra means ‘big water’ in the language of Aboriginal locals for the landscape is dotted with gorges and waterfalls.

Lake Argyle Gibb Bungle River Bungles Geikie Gorge

Geikie Gorge National Park Geikie Gorge National Park is the most easily accessible national park in the Kimberley. Geikie Gorge was carved by the Fitzroy River, through an ancient limestone reef, approximately 350 million years old. The river’s tranquil water abounds with fish, and birds are attracted to its tree lined banks.

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10 Night Kimberley Expedition Cruises

Broome to the Bungle Bungle Range

Join one of Australia’s premier small-ship cruise lines to discover Western Australia’s outback Kimberley Coast – one of Australia’s most remote and spectacular wilderness areas – aboard the award-winning ‘Coral Princess’ or state-of-the-art flagship ‘Oceanic Discoverer’.

Journey from Broome along an unforgettable trail that leads you deep into Purnululu National Park. Along the way you’ll visit Tunnel Creek, cruise Geikie Gorge with a traditional landowner and see the unusual quartz formation of China Wall. Hike along Piccaninny Creek and into spectacular Echidna Chasm. Every day you’ll discover a new landscape more impressive than the last.

Coral Princess Cruises’ ten-night Kimberley expedition cruises depart between April and October each year to explore the ancient coastline between Darwin and Broome. Discover 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 vessel.

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, arrive at incredible Purnululu National Park, where the striped beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range will leave you lost for words. Enjoy two nights in tented ensuite cabins at the exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge in the heart of the National Park. If you’re short on time, this tour will show you many of the Kimberley’s highlights in style. Tour Code: GBR5

Your guides and naturalists will acquaint you with the region’s unique marine, bird and wildlife providing insights that only true local knowledge can deliver. Operated by Coral

Princess Cruises

From $8458

Operated by Kimberley

Wilderness Adventures

From $1877

13 Day Kimberley Complete

The popular Kimberley Complete offers a thorough exploration of the region. Discover the 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 Mitchell Falls up close, cruise through Geikie Gorge and tour Kununurra and the Ord River. Begin your journey on the Gibb River Road. Experience the sheer cliffs and white sands of Windjana Gorge and wade through the cool waters of Tunnel Creek. Explore the waterholes and pools of Bell Gorge and travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to Galvans Gorge and Barnett River Gorge. Ascend the Mitchell Plateau and view rare Wandjina and Gwion (Bradshaw) art. Spend a full day discovering the majestic Mitchell Falls, a scenic helicopter flight is included before crossing into El Questro Wilderness Park – 404,685 hectares of Kimberley wilderness. Operated by Kimberley

Hike into Emma Gorge and soak in thermal pools at Zebedee Springs. See Lake Argyle and cruise on the Ord River. Enter Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park and hike into Echidna Chasm, Piccaninny Creek and the spectacular Cathedral Gorge. See the unusual China Wall then head to Fitzroy Crossing where you explore Geikie Gorge aboard a cruise along the Fitzroy River. Your experience concludes in Broome. Price includes 12 nights’ accommodation including two nights at APT’s exclusive Wilderness Lodges; Bell Gorge, Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungle. Tour Code: GKC13

Wilderness Adventures

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $5716


Western Australia Pinctada McAlpine House

95 Broome Accommodation

Pinctada Cable Beach Resort & Spa

Welcome to Pinctada McAlpine House & Captain Kennedy House. These two century-old homes, which provide luxurious accommodation in Broome, Western Australia, are the legacy of Master Pearler Captain Herbert Kennedy. Pinctada McAlpine House has been transformed to an award-winning boutique hotel in Broome with just eight rooms – each with its own style and private outdoor escape. Here, a sense of space and escape is blended with a feel of intimacy and serenity. Captain Kennedy House, which adjoins Pinctada McAlpine House offers a different experience of total seclusion. From $228

Seashells Broome

Inspired by Pinctada maxima, the shell that nurtures the world’s most beautiful pearl, Pinctada Cable Beach is created to nurture you.

Located 328 yards from Cable Beach, Seashells Broome is a five-minute drive from the Broome airport and town center. Lush, tropical gardens surround a choice of one, two or three bedroom fully self-contained apartments and bungalows, each with kitchen and laundry, private balcony or veranda, free in-house movies, cable TV, DVD player, iPod docks, broadband internet, air-conditioning, plus a spa bath in the one bed apartments. Facilities include an outdoor heated/chilled pool, spa, paddling pool, playground, barbecues, resort shop, tour desk and free parking.

This award-winning new luxury spa resort offers an intimate environment that reflects the unique beauty, heritage and culture of Broome. From the original art to the hand selected décor and customized 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 award-winning SELENE Brasserie and rejuvenate your spirit at the world-class day spa featuring LI'TYA Spa Care from the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Pinctada Cable Beach epitomizes the spirit of relaxation. Enquire about the Pinctada Seasonal Special.

From $280

From $280

Oaks Broome

Set in picturesque Roebuck Bay, Oaks Broome combines hotel and apartment-style holiday accommodation with extensively landscaped gardens and two swimming pools. Contemporary, well-appointed hotel rooms and apartments feature balconies and large decks overlooking the pools. A superb café, restaurant and bar overlooking the central pool adds to the ambiance of this tropical paradise. Oaks Broome is situated just a short drive to Cable Beach and many of Broome’s most famous attractions.

From $445

Agile Wallaby

Camels on Cable Beach

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


96 Kimberley Accommodation

Western Australia Home Valley Station

Pinctada Kimberley Grande

By day, immerse yourself in the ancient landscape that is the Kimberley. By night, soak up the classic outback hospitality of Pinctada Kimberley Grande. This 72-room homestead-style resort at Kununurra is the ideal base to discover the romantic grandeur of the untouched Kimberley region. Each graciously sized spa suite and guest room reflects the peace, space, colors and textures of the Kimberley landscape. The 82-foot swimming pool is available along with a fascinating art collection and a Kimberleyinspired menu. Enquire about the Pinctada Seasonal Special. From $203

Kununurra Country Club Resort

Home Valley Station, owned by the Indigenous Land Corporation, is a working cattle station and premium tourist resort on the Gibb River Road in the East Kimberley. The station features luxurious Grass Castle Suites on the Bindoola Gorge, comfortable Homestead Guesthouse Rooms, safari-style Eco Tents, and camping across two stunning locations. Kununurra Country Club Resort is the ideal sanctuary from which to explore Australia’s northwest. This modern, award-winning resort features stylish rooms set amongst lush tropical gardens – the perfect retreat after a long day exploring the Bungle Bungles and the Kimberley World Heritage area. All rooms are air-conditioned and include all modern comforts including, television, DVD player and complimentary in-house movies. Cool off in the swimming pool or at one of the three onsite bars. Indulge your tastebuds at the restaurant – the perfect escape experience. STAY 4

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Nestled at the base of Cockburn Range this is the perfect location for fishing and boating, cattle mustering, horse riding, ancient gorge walks and Indigenous cultural tours. Dining is at the iconic Dusty Bar and Grill with live local entertainment. For the adventurous, check out the all-inclusive three-night/four-day Bindoola Experience or the epic Kimberley Heritage Cattle Drive.

From $225

From $284

El Questro Wilderness Park

El Questro Wilderness Park is one of the world's most unique holiday destinations, providing a truly Australian holiday experience. A million hectares in size, El Questro is located in Western Australia’s untamed Kimberley, and extends for approximately 50 miles into the heart of the region, most of which has never been explored. It is one of the last true frontiers. At El Questro Wilderness Park, you can choose from three types of accommodation, each different in style and budget, including Emma Gorge Resort with its tented cabins, the comfortable Station Bungalows at the heart of El Questro Wilderness Park and Riverside Camping, where you can opt for a central campsite close to amenities or one of the private sites just 10 minutes away. For those with no budget constraints, try the exclusive El Questro Homestead.

Boab tree, Kimberly All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

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Day 4: Pemberton – Albany (148 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, many of which have been developed as museums, display galleries of restaurants.

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Regarded as one of Australia's most unique landscapes, these incredible limestone spiers rise eerily out of the sand, some several feet tall. You can get up close to the Pinnacles on a scenic drive and walk trail that includes an amazing lookout over the Nambung National Park.

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 growing all around. Extensive karri and marri forests grow in the district, enhanced by clear streams, pretty cascades and by a wealth of wildflowers in the spring.

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Day 2: Busselton – Margaret River (30 miles) A beautiful and thriving destination for nature lovers and wine lovers alike. Perhaps visit Leeuwin Estate, or the smaller Cape Mentelle Estate. 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.

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The Margaret River region offers a wide variety of attractions – from the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay in the north, down the ancient cave-carved Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. The region is well known for its award-winning wines, fine food, pristine beaches and breathtaking scenery.

Day 1: Perth – Busselton (138 miles) Collect your hire vehicle and depart Perth heading south to the pretty port city of Fremantle. Travel south on the Bussell Highway, through the Stuart Forest National Park, to the town of Busselton.

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Western Australia Perth, Fremantle & Swan Valley Region

City of Lights Dinner Cruise

Highlights of this well-rounded tour include Kings Park Botanic Gardens, seeing Boab trees and viewing the Perth city skyline from the Tree Top Walkway. You will explore the historical port of Fremantle by the Swan River with a visit to Swan Valley, Australia’s oldest wine growing region. You will also stop at Margaret River Chocolate Company and enjoy the tastes of Sandalford Wines. Visit Caversham Wildlife Park, see koalas, kangaroos and an Australian farm show. Free time is given in Perth to purchase lunch (at own expense). Tour Code: PFSV Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

From $236

Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise

Perth’s longest running dinner cruise offers the opportunity to see the impressive Perth ‘City of Lights’ skyline after sunset. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere whilst the attentive crew take care of all your needs. On arrival at your table, enjoy freshly baked breads and olive oil. The cold selection awaits featuring gourmet salads and mixed continental meats whilst the hot buffet offers tempting dishes such as freshly carved beef, barbecued chicken and a range of vegetarian dishes. Complete your dining experience with refreshing fresh fruit, wicked gateaux and coffee. Their own Waters Edge Estate wines are served throughout, together with local beers, sodas and cocktails. Live entertainment from the crew completes this delightful three hour cruise. Music during your cruise is provided by the resident pianist or DJ.

Enjoy a full day cruise upstream into the picturesque Swan Valley with onboard morning tea followed by cheese and biscuits with premium tastings of the ‘Wines of the Month’. Disembark at the prestigious Sandalford Winery to sample some of their excellent wines before cruising downstream to Waters Edge Estate. It is here that you will enjoy a delicious three-course lunch overlooking the Swan River and sample further wines in their underground cellar. Surprise entertainment is included on the journey home.

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Operated by Captain

Cook Cruises Perth

From $139

Cook Cruises Perth

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Adventure Rottnest

Swan River Cruise and Tram

An adventure aboard the ‘Eco-Express’ promises you a complete intimate experience. You will be taken to pristine crystal clear bays and see close ups of the surf breaks while listening to a complete interpretation of the geography and marine life of the island with expert commentary developed exclusively for Rottnest Express. Your 90-minute adventure tour includes admission to Rottnest Island, hotel transfers and Swan River Cruise with commentary and refreshments when departing from Perth.

Relax with tea or coffee on a morning scenic cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle as the Captain points out all the sights and history en route. Once in Fremantle, your Fremantle Tram drive will take you for a fascinating tour of the port city with commentary of all the highlights. Reboard your vessel an hour later and return to Perth to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, including Australian prawns, continental meats, salads and a selection of hot dishes. A fully licensed bar is onboard so you can enjoy premium wines as you cruise. Tour Code: LTT

Operated By Rottnest

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From $108

Cook Cruises Perth

Cottesloe beach All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $95


Western Australia

99 Western Australia Touring

4WD Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Boarding Adventure

Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers & Aboriginal Cultural Tour

Explore the Pinnacles Desert, enjoy off-road driving and sand boarding on huge white sand dunes, hand feed kangaroos, photograph koalas and view wildflowers. Highlights include Caversham Wildlife Park, driving over massive sand dunes, sand boarding, lunch at the rock lobster fishing town of Cervantes, stops to view the wildflowers in season and a walk through the amazing limestone pillars of Pinnacles Desert. Tour Code: P3

Journey through the wheat belt region to Wave Rock, one of Australia’s incredible natural monuments where we will enjoy a picnic lunch. Visit the Dog Cemetery; a tribute to more than 80 Australian working sheepdogs, the historic township of York and view other significant geological formations of the area including Hippos Yawn and the Humps. Learn about the Dreamtime and Aboriginal sacred sites including Gnamma Holes and make stops along the way to view wildflowers (seasonal). Tour Code: WR

Operated by Pinnacle

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

From $260

Tours

From $260

3 Day Pinnacles, Kalabarri and Monkey Mia

This luxury coach tour journeys north via the 'lobster fishing' town of Port Denison where we stop for lunch by the water. Continue across the Greenough Flats, known for unusual 'leaning trees', to the World Heritage listed area of Shark Bay to your overnight accommodation located at the Monkey Mia Beach where the dolphins come in.

Homeward bound, you will enjoy sightseeing along the Kalbarri coastal gorges. Travel south stopping for lunch at the rock lobster fishing village of Cervantes – gateway to the renowned Pinnacles Desert, an amazing moon-like landscape and truly one of Australia's most mystical experiences. Stroll among these limestone spires and take photos before continuing back to Perth. Tour Code: 3DMM

Spend the morning at the waters edge where you may encounter a visit by the famous Monkey Mia dolphins. Visit the town of Denham for lunch, incredible Shell Beach and the Stromatolites before traveling south to Kalbarri. Known for wild flowers between July and October and its magnificent rocky landscapes you visit Hawks Head and its spectacular red river gorges in the Kalbarri National Park. Stay overnight at Kalbarri Edge Resort or similar.

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

From $1450

Pinnacles Desert All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


100 Perth Accommodation

Western Australia

Hyatt Regency Perth

Pan Pacific Perth

Overlooking the picturesque Swan River and only minutes from the central business, entertainment and shopping district, Hyatt Regency Perth offers all the amenities of a renowned five-star hotel. Completely renovated in 2011, the hotel features include spacious guest rooms, a selection of dining options including two restaurants, a coffee terrace and two bars, plus excellent leisure facilities including fitness center, 65-foot outdoor heated pool, sauna and floodlit tennis court. Map Page 97 Ref 1

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 with thoughtful touches provide the perfect place to relax. Inspired by the love of creating great cuisine Pan Pacific Perth offers a range of delicious dining options at your doorstep. After a full day of traveling or sightseeing, luxuriate in the outdoor pool or enjoy the fully-equipped 24-hour fitness center with steam rooms and day spa facilities. Map Page 97 Ref 5

From $306

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PAY 3

From $372

Medina Executive Barrack Plaza

Mantra on Hay

Ideally located in the heart of Perth, Medina Executive Barrack Plaza is a contemporary apartment hotel minutes from major shopping areas such as Murray Street Mall, opposite Perth's central railway station and a short stroll from the Barrack Street Ferry Terminal. Your hotel apartment features a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, Foxtel cable TV, broadband internet access and, in many apartments, stunning city views over Northbridge and the city. Map Page 97 Ref 2

Located on the eastern end of Hay Street, the newly refurbished Mantra on Hay offers home-away-from-home apartment living, appealing to a wide range of leisure travelers visiting this lively city. Some of the facilities that make this an attractive choice include a restaurant, cocktail bar, indoor rooftop pool and gymnasium with views of Perth city. The stylish 153 hotel rooms and one, two and three bedroom apartments are well-appointed with lounge and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers, private balconies, laundry facilities and mini bar. Map Page 97 Ref 6

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From $342

From $399

The Marque Hotel Perth

Travelodge Perth

Conveniently located just off the main street of Perth, The Marque Hotel Perth is only a short stroll to Perth Convention Exhibition Center, Kings Park, Swan River retail shopping, restaurants and nightlife. The Marque Hotel Perth puts the city center in the palm of your hand. Featuring comfortable, spacious rooms with mini kitchenettes, a restaurant and a bar, The Marque Hotel Perth is where you want to be. You will experience warm service and a welcoming atmosphere, making the hotel perfect for both business travelers and holidaymakers. Map Page 97 Ref 3

The modern Travelodge Perth is centrally located in the heart of the city with convenient access to many great features that Perth has to offer including Perth Concert Hall, WACA Ground and shopping malls. The hotel features comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. The Travelodge Perth has recently undergone complete refurbishment of all guest rooms, which now have an intimate and stylish décor. The lobby, restaurant and bar have also been refurbished making Travelodge Perth one of the freshest hotels in Perth. Map Page 97 Ref 7

From $259

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From $274

Sullivans Hotel

Goodearth Hotel Perth

Sullivans is a family-owned hotel situated in Perth's premier location, adjoining Kings Park with views over parklands to the city skyline. Ideally positioned for leisure travelers, Sullivans is an easy stroll to the city center or the free CAT bus stops right outside and travels to and around the city. The hotel offers comfortable standard or deluxe accommodation and is great value with exceptional service. Free services include Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, parking, internet terminal, guest bicycles and in-house movies. Map Page 97 Ref 4

The Goodearth Hotel offers great value accommodation in Perth, within minutes of Perth’s city center, shopping, entertainment and nightlife areas, WACA sporting ground, Burswood Casino, Perth Convention & Exhibition Center and King’s Park. The tranquil waters of the Swan River and Barrack Street Jetty are just a short stroll away. Each apartment features a fully equipped kitchenette, air-conditioning/heating, wireless internet access, Foxtel (cable TV) and movies on demand. Facilities include a licensed restaurant and bar, hairdresser/beauty salon and 24-hour reception. Map Page 97 Ref 8

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PAY 3

From $218

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $169


Western Australia

101 Perth & South West Accommodation

Duxton Hotel Perth

Rendezvous Hotel Perth

The Duxton Hotel offers guests quality accommodation in the heart of the city. With 306 refurbished accommodation rooms ranging from Deluxe Rooms through to Club Rooms and Suites, there is an option to suit everyone’s needs. The hotel’s facilities include 24-hour reception and room service, restaurant and bar, onsite gymnasium with sauna and steam room, outdoor heated pool and spa, and business center. Within easy access to the Swan River, Perth's shopping precinct, and many entertainment venues, the Duxton Hotel is a recommended choice to stay when visiting Perth. Map Page 97 Ref 9

With 333 guest rooms, Rendezvous Hotel Perth is the only beachside hotel located at popular Scarborough Beach. The hotel is just 20 minutes from downtown Perth and ideally situated for access to Swan Valley, shopping, golf courses and beach lifestyle. Most rooms feature a private balcony with breathtaking ocean views. Facilities include heated outdoor swimming pool, children's wading pool, two floodlit tennis courts, Vanilla Face and Body Day Spa, gymnasium with a steam room and high speed internet access.

From $357

From $234

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Seashells Scarborough

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

Situated directly opposite Scarborough Beach, these stylish two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments all offer spectacular Indian Ocean views. Accommodation includes a kitchen and laundry, private balcony or courtyard, free in-house movies, cable TV, DVD player, iPod dock, broadband internet and tea and coffee facilities. Facilities include an outdoor heated pool, sauna, barbecues and complimentary parking. You will be a short stroll to beachfront restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and 20 minutes drive from Perth. Housekeeping is weekly.

From $286

From $316

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Seashells Yallingup

The Sebel Mandurah

Located in the Margaret River wine region south of Perth, only a short stroll to Yallingup Beach, the property offers a choice of studio spa rooms or one and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments with kitchen and laundry. Features include private balconies with garden views, free in-house movies, cable TV, DVD player, iPod docks, broadband internet, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, weekly housekeeping service, plus a restaurant, bar, conference facilities, guest lounge with fireplace, barbecues, tour desk and free parking.

The super-size Sebel Mandurah is located 50 minutes south of Perth, offering panoramic views of the magnificent Mandurah Estuary. Choose from beautifully appointed studios, suites and one two or three bedroom self-contained apartments, most with balconies and choice of estuary or canal views. An array of excellent cafés and restaurants are within walking distance, with a popular restaurant and bar located beneath the hotel. Facilities include a gymnasium, heated swimming pool, with superb beaches, golf courses and popular attractions nearby.

From $330

From $182

Quay West Resort Bunker Bay

Seashells Mandurah

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

Only 50 minutes from Perth, Seashells Mandurah is on the absolute beachfront of Comet Bay and adjacent to the marina. A choice of one, two or three bedroom apartments and luxurious beach villas, most enjoy breathtaking ocean or marina views. Each room features 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, barbecues, tennis court, conference facilities and complimentary parking. Housekeeping is weekly.

From $292 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $268


102 Western Australia Coral Coast

Western Australia Bayview Coral Bay

About Western Australia Coral Coast

Beaches, exotic marine life, national reserves and the bluest ocean you’ll see in the world. Commencing at Cervantes, where you’ll find the unique rock formations of the Pinnacles, the Coral Coast region stretches north to Exmouth, home of the renowned Ningaloo Reef. The region offers amazing experiences and interactions with a variety of marine life, including meeting the dolphins of 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 Whale Shark.

Bayview Coral Bay offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Ningaloo Reef. Located at the southern gateway of this unique marine environment, 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. Relax by the pool or on the idyllic beach. Enjoy a boat tour or snorkel over the magnificent reef. So much to do, or simply sit back, relax and do nothing at all. From $306

Whale Shark Discovery Day Tour

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Join Ocean Eco Adventures for a Whale Shark Discovery from April to early August. With Exmouth transfers included, you will board the well-appointed 60 foot vessel to experience the beauty of snorkeling 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. A maximum of 18 snorkelers are taken on each tour, offering a more intimate experience. A feature on all tours is also delicious gourmet food featuring fresh Western Australian produce. Research programs conducted on all cruises.

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, brings ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ to Western Australia’s remote coral coast. With just nine safari tents, raised boardwalks, solar power and rigorous water management, the camp’s ecological footprint is minimal. Key creature comforts have been attended to do including supremely comfortable bedding. Great bush cuisine, with a hint of native produce, is prepared by the resident chef and accompanied by a selection of premium wines.

Operated by Ocean

Eco Adventures

From $317

From $1658

Ningaloo Reef Resort

Ocean Park Aquarium Attraction and 4WD Tours

Ningaloo Reef Resort’s beachfront accommodation is the ideal place to unwind and experience Western Australia’s very own tropical playground – Ningaloo Reef in Coral Bay, home to incredible whale sharks. The resort features a range of accommodation for all tastes, from motel-style rooms to apartments built around comfortable features to provide the ideal location for relaxation during your stay in Coral Bay. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, manicured lawns, picturesque gardens and a barbecue area – all less than 100 paces from Ningaloo Reef. From $278

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Ocean Park Aquarium runs guided tours including shark feeds every hour at the open water lagoon. Charters & Group Tours offer tailor made itineraries for marine research and special interest groups on request. An adventure-filled day to spot the amazing marine creatures in the wild, the 4WD tour to the most westerly point of mainland Australia begins at Ocean Park Aquarium and then ventures onto Steep Point. Your expert marine guides will immerse you in the rich biology, history wildlife and spectacular scenery with 656 foot high cliffs and secluded beaches. Experience the beauty of Francois Peron National Park in the Shark Bay with snorkeling available in season. Go bush walking, enjoy hot tubbing at the Peron Homestead and dining with amazing views at Oceans Restaurant.

Operated by Ocean

Park

Dolphins are just the beginning. Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is the only place to meet the dolphins of Monkey Mia, and the experience is totally free. With absolute 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 range of features for optimum comfort. The range of onsite facilities include swimming pool, artesian spring hot tub, bar and restaurant.

From $153

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $336


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South Australia

Day 4: This morning, head south to arrive at the Clare Valley. Visit the heritage-listed village of Mintaro and enjoy a walk around the remarkable buildings, all a short distance from each other. Day 5: There is ample time this morning to discover more about the Clare Valley. Perhaps discover the Riesling Trail, which runs for 25 kilometres along the old Riverton to Spalding railway line between the towns of Clare and Auburn. Return to Adelaide.

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Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness. Along its 96 miles you will find a surprisingly diverse range of natural wonders. With soaring cliffs, dense forest, towering sand dunes, wetlands and massive white beaches, Kanagroo Island is a place of beauty and is considered one of Australia's premier wildlife destination.

The largest mountain range in South Australia, the Flinders Ranges punctuate a huge expanse of the Australian vastness. You can explore on 4WD trips, ride horses with Aboriginal guides, hike the beautiful mountains or enjoy hearty Australian outback meal with your choice wines of the region.

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Coober Pedy is the opal-mining outpost where half the population live in underground dugouts to escape high temperatures in summer. Adventure through the opal capital of the world and find an underground church, underground hotels and a golf course without a blade of grass.

Day 3: Spend today exploring the area either by walking trail or a guided 4WD tour, keeping an eye out for native animals and wildflowers, especially in September and October. To the west of the pound lies the tiny ‘town’ of Parachilna – a stop in at the Prairie Hotel here is a must. The hotel enjoys an Australia-wide reputation for its fine ‘native’ cuisine.

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Day 2: Travel to Wilpena via Melrose, the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges. It has a beautiful setting at the foot of Mount Remarkable, which is surrounded by national park. Be sure to stop at the North Star Hotel for a drink or bite to eat. Then continue north to the former railway town of Quorn then on to Wilpena Pound in Flinders Ranges National Park.

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The Barossa Valley is an area of softly rolling hills forming shallow fertile valleys, which combine with the perfect South Australian Mediterranean climate in one of the best wine producing regions in Australia. A glass of local wine on an open-air deck and you will find yourself in paradise.

From $186 Day 1: Take the picturesque route through the Adelaide Hills, via Chain of Ponds and Kersbrook to Williamstown. After Lyndoch, there is an endless choice of attractions and wineries such as Elderton Wines, Penfolds Wines and Wolf Blass Visitor Center.

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outh Australia is renowned for its gourmet food and wine and pristine environments. The landscape varies greatly from the wideopen plains of the outback, to the island wilderness of Kangaroo Island and the coastlines of the Eyre Peninsula. In Adelaide, there is a brilliant blend of things to see and do. Explore the ‘City of Churches’ with its beautiful parkland areas and take time to visit the Adelaide Museum home to Australia’s best Aboriginal arts and history displays.

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104 Adelaide Touring

South Australia

Adelaide City Highlights

Life’s A Beach

Adelaide is a cosmopolitan blend of European and modern architecture, great food, wine and a relaxed stress-free lifestyle. This tour is an ideal introduction to the Adelaide way of life and provides a brief historic overview, places of interest and up-to-date information. Inclusions include return hotel transfers, Haigh’s Chocolates Tour (except Sunday and Good Friday) including tastings, Colonel Light’s Lookout and Glenelg Esplanade.

All over the world, Australia is known for its beaches, and some of the best are in the region to the south of Adelaide. This region is known as the Fleurieu Peninsula and is rich not only with beaches and striking seascapes, but also with an abundance of native animals in their wild habitats. This adventure takes you from Adelaide, down the rugged southern coast, along adventurous 4WD terrain, through conservation parks teeming with wildlife and down to the shores of the Great Southern Ocean. Tour Code: 4058

Operated By Adelaide

Operated by Banksia

Sightseeing

From $50

Adventures

From $466

Barossa Wine Tour with Hahndorf

Barossa Valley Wine Tour

This full-day tour takes you to South Australia’s premium wine region, to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines at the world famous Jacobs Creek Winery and Langmeil Winery. Before departing the Barossa, you’ll enjoy a two-course lunch at the SA Company Store before winding through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement where you will have free time to explore the many shops and galleries full of local arts and produce. Before you leave you will take in the views from Mount Lofty Summit. Tour Code: AS10

The Barossa Valley is Australia’s most important wine region. This picturesque valley, sprinkled with quaint towns and villages, is a feast for the eye as well as the pallet. Your day in the Barossa will be spent with an expert wine guide exploring a variety of wineries, large and small, so as to introduce you to the major wine styles of the region as well as the boutique local food produce and lovely countryside, which make this area so famous. Tour Code: 4100

Operated by Adelaide

Operated by Banksia

Sightseeing

From $159

Adventures

From $466

Morning Dolphin Cruise and Swim

A Night To Remember

The Morning Dolphin Cruise & Swim is an absolute must-do while visiting Australia. Dolphins are one of the earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures and Temptation offers you the experience to swim with wild dolphins – something that you will remember forever. Temptation is a 58-foot sailing catamaran that operates from Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg. Temptation has been operating the swims for over nine years and they still have a 100 percent success rate of seeing dolphins as the gulf is home to thousands of dolphins. Half Day Cruise

This afternoon to evening tour introduces you to a new and extraordinary world. The Fleurieu Peninsula, within easy reach of Adelaide, provides one of the best opportunities to discover Australia’s nocturnal animals, including a fairy penguin colony. Visit the historic German settled town of Hahndorf, with exclusive after-hours access to Urimbirra Wildlife Sanctuary and the koala enclosure for up-close photos and then top the evening off with a sumptuous meal at a seaside restaurant whilst recounting the afternoon’s activities. Tour Code: 4055

Operated by Temptation

Operated by Banksia

Sailing

From $70

Adventures

Barossa Valley vineyard, South Australia All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $482


South Australia

105 Adelaide Accommodation

InterContinental Adelaide

Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury

InterContinental Adelaide is exclusively positioned on the River Torrens, adjacent to the convention center, casino and festival center. The 367 spacious guest rooms and suites feature expansive views of Adelaide. Club InterContinental guest rooms are situated on higher floors and feature superior amenities and exclusive access to the Club InterContinental Lounge. For dining, guests can enjoy the modern award-winning Japanese cuisine in Shiki or the sumptuous buffet selections in Riverside. In the evening relax with a cocktail or light meal in the Atrium Lounge. Map Page 103 Ref 1

Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury is superbly located in Adelaide’s center, adjacent to the Town Hall. The former Treasury building overlooks Victoria Square and is just three blocks from Rundle Street Mall. The hotel is just minutes from the delights of Adelaide’s Central Market - perfect for sampling South Australia’s wonderfully fresh produce. Or why not stroll up to the Adelaide’s beautiful Botanic Garden on North Terrace. Opposite the hotel you can catch a tram that takes you to the beachside suburb of Glenelg. Map Page 103 Ref 5

From $339

From $310

Rendezvous Hotel Adelaide

The Sebel Playford Adelaide

Rendezvous Hotel Adelaide is impressive with its clever blend of smart contemporary design and 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. Map Page 103 Ref 2

This unique boutique hotel is set in Adelaide’s vibrant North Terrace, just steps from the convention center, city casino and major tourist attractions. Blending contemporary style with character and elegance, this hotel features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, luxurious amenities, exquisite cuisine and first-class facilities. The Sebel Playford Adelaide was awarded ‘Best Deluxe Accommodation’ at the 2010 Australian Hotels Association Awards for South Australia and ‘Best Luxury Hotel Accommodation’ at the 2010 South Australian Tourism Awards. Map Page 103 Ref 6

From $259

From $251

Oaks Horizons

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley

The Oaks Horizons is ideally situated in the heart of Adelaide opposite the convention center, festival center and casino. The Rundle Street Mall shopping precinct is within walking distance. The Oaks Horizons Hotel Adelaide is one of the newest hotels on North Terrace. The 17-storey Oaks Horizons offers one and two bedroom contemporary and spacious apartments with full kitchen and laundry facilities including individual balconies. Guests have access to broadband internet, indoor heated lap pool, sauna, plunge pool, gymnasium, steam room and a licensed café. Map Page 103 Ref 3

Located in the heart of Adelaide, Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide is a beautiful, thoroughly restored, neo-Georgian building. Being just a short stroll away from the vibrant Rundle Street Mall and Adelaide's bustling entertainment district, this property offers an ideal location and provides a great base 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, or for the more energetic there is a gymnasium. Map Page 103 Ref 7

From $299

From $186

Oaks Plaza Pier

Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Oaks Plaza Pier, located on the beachfront of Adelaide’s popular seaside suburb of Glenelg, offers sensational ocean views with luxurious one or two bedroom apartments with generous balconies. Located adjacent to Holdfast Marina and overlooking Glenelg beach, Oaks Plaza Pier offers a comprehensive range of onsite guest facilities, which include an indoor heated lap pool, gymnasium, spa, plunge pool, sauna, steam room plus a fabulous selection of bars, restaurants and cafés. Map Page 103 Ref 4

One of Adelaide’s newest hotels, the Crowne Plaza Adelaide is centrally located in the heart of the city on Hindmarsh Square, just feet from Rundle Street Mall shopping precinct and Adelaide’s popular East End. Offering modern accommodation and leisure facilities, including swimming pool, spa, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, Crowne Plaza Adelaide also has wireless internet throughout the hotel. Redsalt restaurant offers alfresco dining that showcases modern Australian cuisine and the best of South Australian wines. Map Page 103 Ref 8

From $343 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $271


106 Adelaide Accommodation

South Australia

Grand Chifley Adelaide

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

Grand Chifley Adelaide is a hotel of superior quality, located opposite the South Terrace Parklands. The comfortable hotel offers contemporary design and all rooms featuring a personal balcony. Facilities include 24-hour reception, swimming pool, complimentary parking, wireless broadband, and video on demand. Dining options include Zouk Restaurant, alfresco dining on the Fuchsia Deck and 24-hour in-room dining. Map Page 103 Ref 9

From $206

Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is an inner city hotel that oozes personality and charm. The award-winning stylish hotel is perfectly located in Adelaide's vibrant East End. An envied mix of elegance and contemporary design, the 120 spacious rooms are unique and luxurious throughout with stylish interiors, king size beds, tasteful linen and opulent bathrooms. This historic hotel is superbly located opposite the festival center, casino, convention center and tram in the heart of the cultural boulevard of North Terrace. Sport, entertainment, tourist attractions and shopping precinct are all within walking or tram ride. Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide offers a wide variety of room types that will fit the needs of all travelers. Hotel facilities include Federal Restaurant & Bar, 24-hour reception and room service, parking and a hair and beauty salon. Map Page 103 Ref 10

Unique designer boutiques, specialty shops and fine alfresco dining are all nearby, allowing you to experience Adelaide with minimum effort and maximum style. High above the city streets, with panoramic views of the Adelaide Hills and city skyline, the designer roof garden is a unique sanctuary. Located on the upper most level of the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, relax and enjoy the view. Map Page 103 Ref 12

From $230

From $200

North Adelaide Heritage Group

Majestic Minima Hotel

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, beautiful drawing rooms, equipped kitchens and furnished with 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 the Shops, Cafés and Restaurants of North Adelaide. Map Page 103 Ref 11

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 150 square feet. This property has set new trends in Adelaide and provides a hip alternative for the technologically savvy and budget conscious traveler. Located in the heart of cosmopolitan North Adelaide, the Majestic Minima Hotel is a sleek, compact boutique hotel that offers stylish yet inexpensive city fringe accommodation for a broad range of travelers. Map Page 103 Ref 13

From $265

From $139

BreakFree Adelaide

BreakFree Adelaide is an apartment hotel located in Adelaide’s West End, an emerging arts district offering unique theaters, restaurants and entertainment. Guests enjoy accommodation in contemporary, spacious apartments. The 142 studio and twobedroom apartments feature lounge and dining areas, private balconies, fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. Wireless broadband, cable television and pay movies are available. The hotel has a restaurant, which also offers room service. Map Page 103 Ref 14

Glenelg, Adelaide

STAY 4

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All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $125


South Australia

107 Kangaroo Island

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 almost everything one would hope to find in mainland Australia. 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-sanded beaches, the lodge commands spectacular panoramic vistas. 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.

Contemporary design welcomes the outside in. Superbly appointed suites instil relaxed sophistication and feature bespoke furnishings, dramatic glass-walled bathroom, sunken lounge and private terrace with hypnotic Southern Ocean views. Guests are invited to enjoy the lodge as their luxe island home. 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. All inclusive rates, first-name service and personalized experiential itinerary combine to offer guests the quintessential Kangaroo Island encounter. Exclusive and award-winning, Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge experience.

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PAY 5

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $2556


108 Kangaroo Island

South Australia

Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort

1 Day Kangaroo Island Fly & 4WD

If you are looking for high quality accommodation in an idyllic setting, this is surely the place. Located on the Esplanade just 546 yards from the ferry terminal, Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort has 22 stylishly appointed rooms. Choose from the Ocean Front Rooms with spectacular views and private balcony, the sanctuary of their new Garden Villas or the newly renovated Heritage Rooms. You will see kangaroos hopping near the roadside and you can get up close with seals at Seal Bay and see Koalas cuddling a tree. This is a zoo without fences. From $272

Aurora Ozone Hotel

Kangaroo Island is one of the world’s last unspoilt wilderness areas offering 280 miles of spectacular coastline. The national parks, which make up one third of the island, are teaming with wildlife and surrounded by pristine beaches. Visit Seal Bay and experience the only accessible sea lion colony by land in the world.

The hotel is stunningly located on the foreshore at Kingscote, Kangaroo Islands main town. The island has a world wide reputation for its locally produced gourmet foods and wines, while its unspoiled environment offers opportunities to see native animals in their natural environment and walk along pristine beaches. Aurora Ozone Hotel has three sections, the original section, the modern section and the townhouse section and has been developed to international standards to become a flagship in hospitality.

From $192

If you’ve ever wanted to get close to nature, this is the place to do it. Your adventure begins with a 30-minute scenic flight from Adelaide to Kingscote. Upon arrival, your professional 4WD guide will meet you for a day of spectacular exploration. See landscapes and seascapes ranging from thick bushland, dramatic cliffs, sand dunes and sheltered beaches. At the end of the day enjoy the wonderful evening panoramic colors as you fly back to the city lights of Adelaide. Tour Code: 4018

Operated by Banksia

Adventures

From $1558

2 Day Kangaroo Island Wanderer

Join a small group of like-minded travelers 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. On day one you will 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

After breakfast you will travel to Flinders Chase National Park, a vast wilderness reserve that offers habitat for the rare Cape Barren goose, 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 accommodation for dinner, bed and breakfast. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to connect with your Adelaide flight. Tour Code: WATW1213KIL

Kangaroo Island

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $1225


South Australia

109 Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Highlights

Kangaroo Island Overnight Wildlife Experience

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

Explore Kangaroo Island on a small 4WD group tour through several differing island habitats and see wildlife in their natural environment. At spectacular Seal Bay your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. Walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes – a truly unforgettable experience.

Walk on the beach among a colony of rare and wild Australian sea lions with a National Parks Ranger. Head to Vivonne Bay for a two-course lunch, followed by a spectacular free-flight display of Australian Birds of Prey. Spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park, renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas. The tour of the park will take you to the rugged southern coastline to Remarkable Rocks for great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Admiral’s Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals.

Operated by Kangaroo

Island Sealink

From $199

Enter the exclusive heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic lunch with complimentary wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk. Explore the spectacular north coast, listen the rare Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch for the tammar wallaby. Later in the afternoon, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. After a full day of exciting adventures, your tour concludes at your accommodation for your overnight stay before departing the island in the morning. Tour Code: KI21

Operated by Kangaroo

Island Odysseys

From $745

2 Day Coast to Coast

2 Day Kangaroo Island Highlights

Take the time to explore Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s finest nature-based destinations in this two-day small group guided tour. With your local guide you will experience the wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, and unique landscape.

On day one your small group 4WD island nature experience visits hidden secrets of the island to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach, a truly unforgettable experience. At the exclusive heritage-listed natural bush property, you will enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic lunch, while keeping an eye out for koalas. Explore the spectacular north coast. At dusk see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to graze before stopping at your accommodation for the night.

On day one, take the ferry to Kangaroo Island and tour Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery. You will then visit Seal Bay, walk on the beach among a colony of rare and wild Australian sea lions, before a trip to Clifford’s Honey Farm and Kingscote to watch the pelicans. Overnight accommodation of your choice is included. Tour Flinders Chase National Park including a walk on Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch where you can see New Zealand fur seals swimming and playing. The tour finishes with a spectacular free-flight display of Australian Birds of Prey.

The next day you will see some of the 10,000 healthy New Zealand fur seals at Cape du Couedic and discover the formation of the Remarkable Rocks. A delicious gourmet picnic lunch with wine will be served in a secluded bush setting. During the day, koalas can be observed in their treetop habitat. By special permit, enter the Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see kangaroos and other native wildlife graze the open plains. Tour Code: KI23

Operated By Kangaroo

Operated by Kangaroo

Island Sealink

From $403

Island Odysseys

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $869


110 South Australia Country

South Australia

The Louise and Appellation

Set atop a gentle hill with sweeping vistas across the internationally renowned Barossa Valley, The Louise is an idyllic luxury vineyard retreat encompassing acclaimed onsite restaurant Appellation. Casual and elegant are the hallmarks of Appellation where Executive Chef Mark McNamara guides one of Australia’s finest regional dining venues. Understated, informed service and intimate ambiance complement a menu focusing on locally sourced, fresh, seasonal produce and a signature Wine Flight Tasting Menu. Appellation’s extensive wine list presents the best of the Barossa, Australia and iconic wines of the world.

private gated courtyards. Soft contemporary furnishings, spacious ensuites with dual rain showers and 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 and iPod docking stations, and a second LCD TV in the ensuite. With professional, attentive and caring staff, 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 travelers 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 From $357

Robe House

Southern Blue Apartments

Built in 1847 and home to the Government Resident, Robe House was the first building to be built in Robe. A traditional colonial home with wide verandas and thick stone walls, Robe House has now been tastefully converted into four luxurious self-contained apartments. All apartments are fully equipped with kitchen and dining facilities, with provisions for a country-style breakfast left daily. Set in a lovely cottage garden and situated close to Robe's many restaurants, Robe House is perfect for exploring the historic town.

Visit the Eyre Peninsula for authentic Australian coastal living and the freshest seafood. The newly opened Southern Blue Apartments offer quality, fully serviced accommodation in Port Lincoln. Sleeping up to four people, the one and two bedroom self-contained apartments feature modern décor, digital entertainment, full cooking facilities, plush lounges and balconies with panoramic ocean views. Adjacent to a secluded beach, Maritime Museum and only a short walk along the foreshore to the main esplanade, shopping and cafés.

From $233

From $333

Barossa Valley All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


South Australia

111 South Australia Touring

3/4 Day Sealion and Outback Experience

Murray River Cruises

This tour offers an amazing diversity and profusion of wildlife numbers rarely seen elsewhere in Australia. The area has an extraordinary range of wildly beautiful outback country boasting contrasting colors of red sands and rocky gorges, blue skies and the glistening white of massive Lake Gairdner. It is one of few places that three large species of Macropods can be seen together. Emus are common and 140 species of birds inhabit the area while spring displays a brilliance of wildflowers. Together with wild koalas at Mikkira Station and swimming with sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay, your experience has almost everything in Australian wild animal types.

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. Cruise inclusion consist of all meals, an exciting selection of shore-side tours, guided nature walks and eco-excursions, onboard presentations, use of spas and saunas, Captains 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.

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 colors of the changing landscapes in a very special place.

Cruise departs from Mannum on Mondays and Fridays at 4.30pm. Returns to Mannum on Fridays and Mondays at 9am.

Operated by Gawler

Operated by Captain

Ranges Wilderness Tours

From $2219

Cook Cruises

From $1269

Flippers and Feet

3 Day Flinders Ranges 4WD Discovery

Have you ever made friends with a sea lion or lazed with the kangaroos? Do all this within in Lincoln National Park on Eyre Peninsula. The relentless pounding of the Antarctic swells have artfully carved bays and headlands, reefs and rocks into spectacular scenery that is also a haven for wildlife. Your day tour includes accommodation pickup, a boat cruise to Hopkins Island to swim with sea lions, lunch at the Marina Hotel and a land tour through Lincoln National Park where you will discover mobs of kangaroos, dozing koalas, flocks of birds and breath taking views. Tour Code: SBFF Operated by Southern

Blue Travel & Touring

From $478

Oceans and Oysters

Your small group adventure starts with a trip to one of the boutique wineries in Clare Valley. The lilac haze of the Flinders Ranges looms ever closer and you are now in the habitat of Australia’s famous wildlife. Wilpena Pound Resort is your destination, providing access to walking trails and excellent accommodation. On day two you will travel through Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges. This region was once an ancient seabed and now has some of the most important early fossils known. Enjoy lunch at the historic Prairie Hotel with a chance to taste kangaroo and emu. After lunch you will proceed up to Blinman. The next morning the journey takes you through the Moralana Scenic Drive. After lunch you make your way from Quorn, home of the Pichi Richi Steam Railway through the Pichi Richi Pass and Devils Peak.

Operated by Banksia

Adventures

From $2060

The waters surrounding Port Lincoln are home to some of the best seafood in Australia and the one-day Oceans and Oysters tour gives you a behind the scenes glimpse into this tasty industry. Heading west from Port Lincoln you will pass prime farming land to enjoy morning tea overlooking Dutton Bay. The tour takes in Minniribbie Yabbie Farm, then Coffin Bay Oyster Farm to learn about the ‘Oyster Town’, before tasting the local oysters with lunch at Coffin Bay. The afternoon sees you exploring the National Park with its spectacular coastal wilderness before returning to Port Lincoln. Tour Code: SBOO Operated by Southern

Blue Travel & Touring

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $197


112 Tasmania

Tasmania

View massive 2000-year-old Huon Pines, cruise the pristine

waters of Macquarie Harbour and Gordon River. Behold Cradle Mountain with its soaring peak. Discover Freycinet’s pink granite mountains, white sand beaches, grey-green casuarinas and saltwater as blue as sapphire. This is Tasmania’s natural beauty.

Hobart

6 Day Tasmanian Highlights Self Drive

Hobart is situated on the Derwent River, one of the deepest harbors in the world. The old city center – with its wealth of colonial buildings – clusters around Sullivans Cove, backed by wooded slopes rising to the peak of Mount Wellington. Hobart offers a wonderful blend of cultural heritage and a low stress lifestyle.

From $659

Launceston Launceston is Tasmania’s second largest city and has defined itself as a cultural hub with vibrant cafés, museums and open parkland. Attractions include The Penny Royal Gunpowder Mill and Cataract Gorge, where a chairlift crosses the gorge.

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. Day 2: Full day in Cradle Mountain at leisure to enjoy the spectacular scenery and activities. Day 3: Cradle Mountain – Strahan (81 miles) Depart Cradle Mountain and travel to the Murchison Highway, where you will head south-west, past the towns of Tullah, Rosebery and Zeehan to reach Strahan. If you would like to take the afternoon Gordon River Cruise, we recommend prebooking. Day 4: Strahan – Hobart (186 miles) Depart Strahan via the Lyell Highway, traveling past the towns of Queenstown, Derwent Bridge, Lawrenny, New Norfolk and Granton to reach Hobart.

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Tasmania West Coast Wilderness Railway

Hobart, Strahan & Tasmania Touring

4/6/7 Day Icons of Tasmania

Ride a steam train back into history, more than 100 years, to when pioneers forged a rail link between the mining town of Queenstown and the port of Strahan. One of the world's great railway journeys – authentically recreated 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 your experience. Operated by Federal

Hotels

From $136

Cradle Mountain

The Icons of Tasmania Tours are fully guided, small group journeys of the highest international standard, providing interpreted and personalized experiences. The tours incorporate pristine wilderness, unique wildlife, beautiful beaches and a sense of history as well as the best of Tasmania’s contemporary hospitality. Some of the icons visited include the famous Cradle Mountain, renowned Wineglass Bay, the colonial heritage of Port Arthur, the endangered Tasmanian Devil and Hobart’s vibrant Salamanca Markets. The Icons of Tasmania Tours are available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian. Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese guides are also available on request. You have the choice of three options: a seven-day round trip of Tasmania, a six-day Launceston to Hobart adventure via Cradle Mountain, or a four-day Launceston to Hobart trip. Private departures are available year round.

Operated By Premier

Travel Tasmania

From $2518

Gordon River Cruise

On this memorable half-day cruise from Strahan on the comfortable Lady Jane Franklin II, you’ll journey deep into Macquarie Harbour, marvel at the perfect reflections of the Gordon River, take a stroll into 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. Departing daily, lunch and all-day tea and coffee are included. For real indulgence, choose the Captain's Premier Upperdeck with complimentary premium Tasmanian wines and beers. Operated by Federal

Hotels

From $100

Tasmanian Devil All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Tasmania

Bruny Island Full Day Coastal Wilderness Tour

Tasman Island Cruises, Port Arthur

Robert Pennicott's Bruny Island Cruises operates a multi-award-winning daily wilderness cruise along the coast of Bruny Island. Cruise alongside towering sea cliffs, drift up close and listen to the awesome Breathing Rock, creep into sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and the Monument and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. Join in the search for abundant wildlife such as seals, dolphins, whales and sea birds.

Robert Pennicott's Tasman Island Cruises operates three-hour wilderness cruises out of Port Arthur daily.

The custom-built yellow boats are ideal for eco-cruising, with covered open-air tiered seating for an excellent all-round view. You have the choice of driving yourself to Bruny Island for the cruise, or taking a tour from Hobart including a return guided tour to Bruny Island, morning tea, lunch and the cruise. Tours operate every day, all year round.

You will travel the extraordinary coastline of the Tasman National Park, home to the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. Experience a close encounter with Tasman Island and join in the search for the abundant wildlife including seals, migrating whales, dolphins and sea birds. Self drive to Port Arthur for a cruise, or take a tour from Hobart including return transfers. A refreshment as well as a visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site or the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park is an additional option. Tour Code: FDT / 3EC

Tour Code: FDT / 3EC

Operated by Pennicott

Wilderness Journeys

From $132

Operated by Pennicott

Wilderness Journeys

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $133


Tasmania

115 Hobart Accommodation

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Wrest Point Hotel

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is situated overlooking one of the world’s most picturesque harbors and is perfectly placed for exploring this fascinating historic city. Each of the 243 rooms offers sweeping views of the Derwent River, Mt Wellington or the city. Tasmanian timbers, polished granite and local artworks add an elegant touch to every room. This deluxe hotel has a range of facilities to suit everyone with Restaurant Tasman and the Atrium Bar as well as a fully equipped gymnasium, heated indoor pool, sauna and undercover car park.

A spectacular location on the sparkling River Derwent, first-class accommodation, fine dining, a range of entertainment and million dollar views from the window of every room – Wrest Point is the perfect choice for a memorable stay in Hobart. Wrest Point’s variety of accommodation includes superbly appointed rooms and suites in the famous Tower, with spectacular sweeping views of Hobart. Other options include stylish Water Edge rooms, with large picture windows overlooking the Derwent River.

From $254

From $152

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Rydges 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.

With views of the city, the property offers 64 spacious guest rooms including charming antique beds, capturing the ambiance of historic Hobart. The heritage-listed main building hosts The Manor Bar & Grill, offering sumptuous Tasmanian steaks, a home-style fireplace and plenty of fine wines. Guests are made to feel at home in this unique property.

From $381

From $169

Wineglass Bay

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Tasmania

The Sebel Launceston

Country Club Tasmania

This is an elegant boutique-style hotel in a central location, close to all major attractions within the Tamar Valley. The Sebel Launceston is within walking distance of the city, and Launceston’s vibrant and colorful seaport and offers spacious self-contained accommodation complemented by full hotel services. All suites include a private furnished balcony with many featuring an indulgent spa bath, kitchenette and laundry. Leisure facilities include a restaurant showcasing locally inspired dishes, a bar, gymnasium, relaxing terraces, an open fireplace and car parking.

A true country retreat just a few minutes from Tasmania’s northern city, 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.

From $216

From $224

Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston is one of the city’s premier hotels, offering superior accommodation right in the heart of the city. Featuring 165 rooms and a popular restaurant and bar, Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston has eight retail stores within the property. Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers all the services you would expect of a superior hotel only a short stroll from the main shopping precinct, public gardens and other city attractions.

From $188

Liffey Falls

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


Tasmania

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Ormiston House

Cradle Mountain Chateau

Warm and inviting, Ormiston House is in Strahan – the departure point for Gordon River cruises. Located 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, cozy bar and today's comforts, you’ll find beautiful ground floor air-conditioned and ensuited bedrooms, off-street parking, guest laundry service and Wi-Fi internet. Guests are free to explore the museum or enjoy the roof deck. Hearty continental breakfast included.

On the fringe of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain Chateau is the perfect base 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. From $269

From $166

Freycinet Lodge

Cradle Mountain Lodge

Uniquely set within Freycinet National Park with a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring the world famous Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. The environmentally friendly one and tworoom cabins are sensitively sited in 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 taking in breathtaking sunsets. Venture out to discover a land of sea, sand and sky and enjoy the many activities available. From $230

Strahan Village

Nestled high in the Tasmanian wilderness, on the edge of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain Lodge is a superb escape featuring cozy cabins, breathtaking wilderness, fine food and wine.

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 the perfect base for exploration and adventure. With a setting right on the waterfront, the individual cottages and terraces at Strahan Village take you back to a time when the 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 their private decks.

The lodge offers four types of private timber cabins, from the contemporary Pencil Pine Cabins, to the luxurious King Billy Suites. The lodge itself is warm and inviting with open fires, comfy chairs and cozy spots to enjoy the postcard views. Around the lodge there are more than 20 walking trails that suit every fitness level. And when it’s time to relax, you can indulge in a soothing treatment at the Waldheim Alpine Spa. Cradle Mountain Lodge is an iconic Australian wilderness experience and is the closest you can be to the entrance of the spectacular Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

From $150

From $306

Mount Wellington All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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New Zealand

Auckland Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping – you're beginning to get the picture of Auckland.

Northland & Coromandel Subtropical Northland brings the senses alive. Imagine ocean waves lapping on white sand beaches with the warming sun on your skin. Listen to native birdsong in ancient kauri forests. Savor the taste of luscious fruits and fresh seafood and inhale the fragrance of early blooms.

Rotorua, Taupo & Hawkes Bay Beneath Rotorua, the forces that have shaped the landscape are still at work. Over millions of years, volcanic action has created mountains, lakes and large areas of geothermal activity. The scenery has a highly unique type of beauty. Rotorua is the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture.

Wellington Wellington is New Zealand's capital city, and is also known as the arts and culture capital. A special blend of heritage buildings, museums and galleries, fine food and live entertainment opportunities make this city a great place to visit in any season. Part of Wellington's charm is its close proximity to nature.

South Island The incredible South Island offers everything from glacier climbing to whale watching. The compact island, presents dramatic scenery changes from lush green meadows, to alpine and fiordlands, and the pleasure of discovering some of the most flavor some white wines in the world.

Christchurch & Canterbury The South Island’s largest city, Christchurch is an entertaining mixture of refined lifestyle and cultural excitement. The tranquil Avon River meanders through the city, historic buildings house a lively arts community and restored trams make it easy for visitors to get around this beautiful city.

West Coast & Glaciers With a population of only 31,000 people, the wildest side of New Zealand retains the feeling of a pioneer frontier. It’s a place known for its rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Legends and stories from the past cling to every feature of the landscape.

Queenstown The resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated, fun, and fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited to almost any kind of adventure; but it is just as well known as a place for indulgence. Adventure activities include snow sports, bungy jumping, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting.

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120 Rail Journeys & Ferry Crossing

New Zealand

TranzAlpine

The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rainforest to the West Coast town of Greymouth – a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the popular glaciers.

This rail trip is 139 miles long and takes just four and a half hours. There are 19 tunnels, and four viaducts, the highest being the Staircase standing at 240 feet. The TranzAlpine includes a fully licensed café car and professional Train Managers who provide informative commentary to ensure a totally unique experience. The TranzAlpine train departs Christchurch and Greymouth daily and is the perfect way to relax while rediscovering the uniqueness of rail travel.

The TranzAlpine rail journey is an ideal weekend getaway or honeymoon vacation highlight. All train carriages include both one-way seating and tabled group seating allowing you to experience the amazing views while enjoying the company of other passengers onboard. An open-air viewing rail carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favorite spots. Operated by Tranz

Scenic Rail

From $185

Overlander

Coastal Pacific

The Overlander is a journey through the heart of the North Island, traveling between Auckland – New Zealand's largest city and the home of the Sky Tower – and Wellington, New Zealand's arts and culture capital. Along the way you pass the Central North Island ski towns of National Park and Okahune. You also see fantastic views of New Zealand farmland, the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the world famous Raurimu Spiral and the stunning river gorges – all from your panoramic window or from the open-air viewing decks. Operated by Tranz

Scenic Rail

From $138

Wellington to Picton, Interislander

The Coastal Pacific train journey travels between the delightful port of Picton and Christchurch. This journey is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other.

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 spectacular cruises in the world. Interislander operates three ships to carry both passengers and their vehicles: Arahura, Aratere and Kaitaki. Your trip across the Cook Strait will be both enjoyable and unforgettable.

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From $69

Along the way you pass though the village of Kaikoura, where you can break your journey to take in the whale watching or dare to get closer and swim with the dolphins. Travel through some of New Zealand’s finest farmland and see amazing wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins from the comfort of your train carriage. One of the world’s most scenic train journeys, you’ll travel through 22 tunnels and crosses 175 bridges. The Coastal Pacific includes an open air viewing carriage where all your senses are awakened with the clean, fresh, sea air. The Coastal Pacific departs Christchurch and Picton daily.

Operated by Tranz

Scenic Rail

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From $135


New Zealand

121 Small Group Touring

18 Day PaciďŹ c Escapade

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New Zealand’s leading and most innovative small group specialist, The Great New Zealand Travel Company, are proud to offer an exciting collection of escorted luxury journeys and adventures through this spectacular country. With no more than 16 guests on any tour, they promise to show you the real New Zealand on all of their meticulously planned itineraries ranging from 9 to 24 days in duration. Call now for details of all the different tours available. Day 1: Arrive Auckland On arrival at Auckland, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your city hotel. Stay: Heritage Auckland Hotel Day 2: Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula We make our way to the Coromandel Peninsula, a beautiful rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches & a place where many kiwis choose to escape the stress of city life. At Coromandel town, ride the Driving Creek narrow gauge railway to a fascinating artist colony. Stay: Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort Days 3 & 4: Rotorua & Lake Tarawera Travel along the Bay of Plenty Coastline before heading inland across the volcanic plateau to Rotorua. The next day’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the pristine, clear waters of Lake Tarawera. Visit the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. Stay: Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay (2 nights) Days 5 & 6 Lake Taupo, Napier Visit Wai-O-Tapu, a wonderland of geothermal activity. Take time to wander around the lakeside resort of Taupo. In Napier, your local guide will bring the fascinating architecture of this Art Deco city to life on your walk around the town. Enjoy a free day to explore this beautiful region, home to some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Stay: Te Pania Hotel (2 nights) Day 7: Wairarapa, Mt Bruce & Wellington Travel through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region to Pukaha Mount Bruce, New Zealand's National Wildlife Center. Continue on to Wellington, the nation’s capital. Stay: James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel Days 8 & 9: Picton & the Marlborough Sounds Morning at leisure, then travel across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to Picton and transfer by floatplane to your resort located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. Enjoy a free day to relax & marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Stay: Raetihi Lodge (2 nights) Day 10: Blenheim, Kaikoura Travel through Blenheim to Kaikoura, the world-renowned whale-watching center of New Zealand, for our next overnight stay. Stay: White Morph Inn

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icebergs. Then it’s on to Queenstown, a beautiful alpine village regarded as New Zealand's premier holiday destination. Enjoy two free days to experience this magnificent resort that boasts adventure & leisure activities in all forms Stay: Heritage Queenstown Hotel (4 nights) Day 15: Milford Sound Travel to Milford Sound and board your vessel for a relaxing nature cruise. View spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains & wildlife as you cruise the entire length of the fiord. Day 16: Arrowtown, West Coast Glaciers Stroll through the historic village of Arrowtown. Then experience incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park to Fox Glacier. Stay: Te Weheka Inn Day 17: Spectacular Tranz Alpine Train, Methven Board the TranzAlpine for a rail adventure rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. Leaving the train at Darfield, a short drive brings us to Methven where our luxury resort is perched on the edge of the spectacular Rakaia River. Stay: Terrace Downs Resort Day 18: Depart Christchurch Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred directly to Christchurch airport late morning to connect with your onward flight. Tour Highlights:t .BYJNVNHSPVQTJ[FPGHVFTUT t OJHIUTTVQFSJPSIPUFMBDDPNNPEBUJPO t "DDPNQBOJFEUISPVHIPVUCZQSPGFTTJPOBM  experienced Tour Host t 'VMMCSFBLGBTUTEBJMZ MVODIFTEJOOFST t 5SBWFMCZQVSQPTFCVJMU NPEFSO  air-conditioned midi-coaches t 4JHIUTFFJOHBDUJWJUJFTJODMVTJPOT as stated in the itinerary 2012-13 departure dates: 2012: Apr 01, 08, 15, 22; May 13; Jun 17; Jul 15; Aug 05, 26; Sep 16,30; Oct 14, 28; Nov 04, 11, 18, 25; Dec 02, 30 2013: Jan 06, 13, 20, 27; Feb 03, 10, 13, 17, 24; Mar 03, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr 07, 21;

Day 11: Lake Tekapo & Mt Cook Stop at beautiful Lake Tekapo and view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before traveling on to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery. Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel. Days 12-14: Tasman Glacier, Queenstown This morning, an experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Get up close to touch & taste 400-year old Operated by The

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122 Independant Travel

New Zealand

12 Day New Zealand Experience

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Arrive in Auckland and transfer from the airport to your overnight accommodation. Day 2: Auckland/Waitomo/Rotorua. Travel over the Bombay Hills, following the Waikato River to Hamilton, then on via Te Awamutu to Waitomo. Visit the Waitomo Caves. Continue on to Cambridge before reaching Rotorua. Enjoying a Maori Hangi and concert before being returned to your hotel. Day 3: Rotorua Sightseeing. Start with a sightseeing excursion of New Zealand's thermal wonderland, Rotorua. Enjoy the guided tour of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute before continuing on to the Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Agrodome Show are the last stops in the tour, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Day 4: Rotorua/Wellington. Travel from Rotorua to Wellington. Visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo and travel through the Rangipo Desert where you will view the three volcanoes – Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu. Travel through Wairarapa before finishing up in Wellington. Day 5: Wellington. Today is at your own leisure. Day 6: Wellington/Picton/Christchurch. Depart Wellington for Picton on the inter-islander ferry. Operated by Independent

Take a short walk to the Picton Railway station. Board the TranzCoastal train which journeys between Picton and Christchurch. On arrival in Christchurch you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Day 7: Christchurch/Mt Cook/Queenstown. Depart Christchurch and travel across the Canterbury Plains. Make your way to Mt Cook National Park and stop for lunch (own expense). Continue through Omarama and Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown. Day 8: Milford Sound Day Excursion. Drive through Eglington and Hollyford Valleys, through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Upon conclusion of the cruise, return to Queenstown. Day 9: Queenstown. Today is at your own leisure. Day 10: Queenstown/Franz Josef Glacier. Depart the hotel and journey from Queenstown to Franz Josef, where you will traverse Kawarau Gorge, Hawera River and Lake Wanaka. Travel through Haast and continue on to Franz Josef (lunch own expense). Day 11: Franz Josef/Greymouth/Christchurch. Travel to Greymouth and board the Tranz Alpine. On arrival at Christchurch Railway Station you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Day 12: Depart Christchurch. Transfer to the Airport for departure (included).

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9 Day Majesty of New Zealand

Day 1: Arrive and transfer from the airport to your overnight accommodation. Day 2: Travel south over the Bombay Hills, following the Waikato River to Hamilton, then on via Te Awamutu to Waitomo. While in Waitomo you will visit the Waitomo Caves. Continue on to Cambridge before traveling over the Mamaku Ranges to Rotorua. After enjoying a Maori Hangi and concert you will be returned to your hotel. Day 3: Start the morning with a sightseeing excursion of New Zealand's thermal wonderland, Rotorua. Enjoy the guided tour of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute before continuing on to the Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Agrodome Show are the last stops in the tour, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Day 4: Transfer to Rotorua Airport and fly to Christchurch. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. (Airfares not included) Day 5: From Christchurch travel South across the Canterbury Plains, stopping to view Lake Tekapo. Continue to Mount Cook village. In Mount Cook village there are a number of Operated by Independent

activities including walks, tramps and scenic flights that will enable views of Mt Cook and the glaciers (own expense). Day 6: From Mount Cook return along the length of Lake Pukaki then head South through Twizel and Omarama to the scenic Lindis Pass. Once over the pass follow the Clutha Valley to its junction with the Kawarau Gorge at Cromwell. Queenstown is reached by following the "gold trail" alongside the winding Kawarau River. Day 7: Drive through Eglington and Hollyford Valleys, through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound for a launch excursion on the fiord. Upon conclusion of the cruise, return to Queenstown. Day 8: Today is free to enjoy the many leisure pursuits. Clear, glacial-fed rivers swell in spring, making rafting and jetboating escapades an exciting option. Day 9: Your tour arrangements conclude this morning. A Transfer from your hotel to Queenstown Airport is included.

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From $1514


New Zealand

123 Independant Travel

21 Day New Zealand Wanderer

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. On arrival, collect your rental vehicle and drive to Auckland to your overnight accommodation. Day 2: Auckland/Bay Of Islands. Travel North to the Bay of Islands, a comfortable 3 and a half hour drive. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the many activities of the area. Day 3: Paihia/Cape Reinga/Paihia. Today, either continue to enjoy the local sights or leave the car at your accommodation and enjoy the journey to Cape Reinga. Drive along Ninety Mile beach, here you can ride the sand sledges. Day 4: Bay Of Islands/Auckland. The morning is again available to spend time exploring the Bay. Day 5: Auckland/Waitomo/Rotorua. Travel south over the Bombay Hills following the Waikato River to Hamilton, before continuing onto Waitomo via Te Awamutu. Tours to the Waitomo Caves include the magical boat-ride through the Glow-worm Grotto. Continue on via Lake Karapiro to arrive in Rotorua. Day 6: Rotorua Sightseeing. Today enjoy many activities including a half day thermal tour, visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome Sheep show and Lake Rotorua. This afternoon is at leisure. This evening perhaps enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and concert. Day 7: Rotorua to Napier. Depart Rotorua this morning for the three hour journey to Napier. After passing through Taupo, turn left to rejoin SH 5 Taupo to Napier Highway. Pass through pine plantations and village of Tarawera before descending into the vineyard country of the Hawkes Bay. This afternoon, perhaps take in a winery tasting tour, an art deco walking tour or a trip to the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony. Day 8: Napier to Wellington. SH 2 leads south today towards Palmerston North. After leaving Operated by Independent

Palmerston North pass through the Manawatu Gorge and along the Kapati Coast before arriving into Wellington. Day 9: Wellington. Today is at your own leisure. Day 10: Wellington/Picton/Blenheim. After returning your rental to the depot, depart Wellington for Picton on the inter-island ferry. Upon arrival in Picton collect your South Island rental. Spend the afternoon exploring Picton. Blenheim lies just 30 minutes to the South. Day 11: Blenheim to Nelson. After departing Blenheim continue West towards Nelson. Perhaps take in the Hogluund Glass Blowing Factory, Wearable Arts Awards Museum or visit a local crafts outlet. Enjoy a meal at sunset near the harbor side. Day 12: Abel Tasman. Just an hours’ drive this morning (or a local bus transfer) brings you to the gateway of the Abel Tasman National Park where several operators offer guided walks, water taxi services and or marine tours including kayaking. These range from a half and full day to multi night experiences. Return to Nelson. Day 13: Nelson to Greymouth. SH 6 lead today South towards Murchison and onwards to Westport. After departing Westport the road turns towards the coast continuing on to the Punakaiki. Make a lunch stop and take time to walk to the nearby Pancake Rocks and blow hole. Continue on to Greymouth. Day 14: Greymouth to Franz Josef (or Fox) Glacier. Passing by Hokitika and Harihari this morning, aim to arrive into Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers this afternoon to allow for either a guided walk or Glacier helicopter excursion, or take in one of the many walks. Day 15: Franz Josef (or Fox) Glacier to Queenstown. This morning depart for a full day journey to Queenstown to Franz Josef. During the trip, you will travel through Haast, Lake Wanaka and traverse the Kawarau Gorge before arriving into Queenstown. Day 16: Queenstown. Today is free to enjoy the many leisure pursuits. Day 17: Milford Sound Day Excursion. You will be collected by Real Journeys. Drive through the magnificent beech forests of the Eglington and Hollyford Valleys, through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound for a launch excursion on the fiord. Upon conclusion you will return to Queenstown. Day 18: Queenstown. Today is free to enjoy the many leisure pursuits. Day 19: Queenstown/Mt Cook/Christchurch. Follow the Southern Alps north to Christchurch. Travel alongside the Kawarau River to Cromwell. Then on through the Lindis Pass to Omarama, Twizel to Lake Pukaki and The Mount Cook Village. At the Mt Cook Village, enjoy lunch at The Hermitage Hotel. The journey north passes Lake Tekapo with its beautiful stone church at the edge of the turquoise glacial lake, The Church of the Good Shepherd, then through the Two thumb range to descend down to the patchwork quilt of the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Day 20: Christchurch. Today is at leisure, to enjoy the "Garden City". Day 21: Depart Christchurch. Day at leisure until departure.

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Spaceships Self Drives New Zealand

Spaceships are award-winning, uniquely designed vehicles that are like a good car to drive with more useful features than a campervan.

The Beta is a newer model vehicle and comes with a bigger DVD screen, bigger fridge/ freezer, new design back awning and a side awning.

They contain all the essential traveling equipment including a cooker, chiller/fridge, full size double bed (use your bed fully inside the vehicle or it can be extended out the back with a waterproof awning for 30 per cent more space and ventilation), water supply, seatbelt seating for three or four and a great stereo with CD/MP3/DVD (and unlimited DVDs).

Spaceships also have a unique culture, community as well as a support and guidance system. There are Space Stations located all around New Zealand for free local advice and DVD exchange. All Spaceships have their own name and you can swap your DVDs with other Space Travelers while traveling. They provide campground guides, maps, environmental information and suggested itineraries to help you get the most out of your adventure in New Zealand's outer space!

Choose from the original Alpha Spaceship, the Alpha 4-berth – which comes with a rooftop pod to sleep an extra two people – or the new generation Spaceship, the Beta.

Operated by Spaceships

New Zealand

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From $39


124 North Island Touring

New Zealand

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 Waitangi. 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. Operated by Australian

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 of leisure before airport transfer. Tour Code: NCW09

Pacific Touring

From $2903

7 Day Twin Coast Discover Self Drive

8 Days Northern Discovery

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Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Collect your rental car and drive to your hotel. Stay: The Esplanade Hotel. Day 2: Auckland/Opua. Make your way to the Bay of Islands. Stay: Bay of Islands Lodge. Day 3: Opua. Today is a full day at leisure in the Bay of Islands, use your Fullers Northland Flexichoice ticket to enjoy a Cape Brett cruise or Dolphin Adventure. Stay: Bay of Islands Lodge. Day 4: Opua/Awanui. Follow the scenic drive towards Matauri Bay, before driving to the base of Ninety Mile Beach and your accommodation. Stay: Taharangi Marie Lodge. Day 5: Day at Leisure. Stay: Taharangi Marie Lodge. Day 6: Awanui/Waipoua Forest. Head south today and cross the Hokianga Harbour by car ferry (cost not included). Travel on to the Waipoua Forest to see Tane Mahuta the biggest kauri tree in New Zealand. Take a walk and view native New Zealand forest and bush, before travelling on to your accommodation for the night. Stay: Waipoua Lodge. Day 7: Waipoua Forest/Auckland. One hour into your journey, visit the Matakohe Kauri Museum. Travel via Wellsford and Helensville. On conclusion return your rental car to the city or airport depot. Operated by Independent

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Day 1: Arrive Auckland. On arrival at Auckland Airport transfer to your hotel. Day 2: Auckland/Waitomo Caves/Rotorua. Travel south over the Bombay Hills and through the Waikato. At Waitomo, tour the glow worm grotto. Cross the Waikato River and the Mamaku Hills to Rotorua. Enjoy a Maori hangi dinner and concert. Day 3: Rotorua. A full day Rotorua sightseeing tour including a guided tour through Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs, The Agrodome Leisure Park, a gondola cable car ride to the Skyline Skyride complex and the Polynesian Spa. Day 4: Rotorua/Taupo/Napier. Travel today is south via Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake and the World Heritage, Tongariro National Park, where the three volcanic mountains of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro dominate the scenery. Continue on to Napier. Day 5: Napier. Today is at your own leisure. Day 6: Napier/Wellington. Travel south through the Manawatu Gorge, to Wellington. Day 7: Wellington. Today is at your own leisure in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Day 8: Wellington. Tour concludes in Wellington, a transfer to the airport is included if you wish to conclude your tour here. Alternatively a transfer is included to the ferry terminal if you wish to combine with Interislander Ferry crossing.

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From $649


125

North Island

North Island & Auckland

Te Ika a Maui or Maui’s fish is the North Island of New Zealand.

Visit the Polynesian metropolitan atmosphere of Auckland and contrast this with the lush-green hills of Wellington. Take in the bubbling mud of Rotorua and the deep crater lakes of the Central Volcanic Plateau or enjoy the sub-tropical rainforest of the Bay of Islands. The center of the island is primarily a volcanic landscape with vast forests, volcanic peaks, and picturesque lakes. The eastern side is covered with vineyards.

Auckland

Auckland City Package

Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping – you're beginning to get the picture of Auckland.

From $267

Day 3: Either a day at leisure or join the highly recommend Sail NZ for a sail on beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Day 4: Choose to extend your stay or your driver will meet you at your hotel today for shuttle coach transfer to the airport.

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A great place to explore, Parnell is a boutique central suburb of Auckland with Victorian buildings, gardens, galleries and restaurants. Nearby is the Auckland Domain, which features a tranquil park of immaculately manicured gardens, lawns and ponds. At its center is the iconic Auckland Museum.

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Waiheke Island, the gem of the Hauraki Gulf, is only 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland. Its landscape is a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves. Must-visits include a trip to the vineyards, olive groves, the art studios, swimming at a local beach and a meal at a café or vineyard restaurant.

Day 2: Learn about the city's history and discover the spectacular scenery on an introductory half-day tour of Auckland. You’ll 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.

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North Island

Auckland City Sights

America’s Cup Sailing Experience

Learn about the city's history and discover the spectacular scenery on this introductory half-day tour of Auckland. You'll visit Auckland's oldest park, the Auckland Domain and explore Parnell, a historical village transformed into boutiques, cafés and antique shops. Take in the panoramic views over Auckland from Mt Eden, then travel over Auckland's Harbour Bridge, past the Viaduct and along Tamaki Drive for stunning waterfront views. Extend your morning sightseeing with optional extras including Kelly Tarlton's or the Auckland Museum with a Maori Cultural performance. Half Day - Tour Code: GS1

This is a unique opportunity to participate on an actual America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride as you sail the Waitemata Harbour. The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Explore NZ offer you the unique opportunity to participate in sailing on these grand prix racing machines.

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Sights

From $72

Tour Code: ENZ-SAC

NZ

From $156

Auckland All Inclusive Tour

Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

Experience the very best of Auckland on this full day tour with global tourism award winner TIME Unlimited Tours. Be amazed by Auckland’s many volcanoes, the marine village of Devonport and the famous black sand beaches on the West Coast. See spectacular ocean vistas, dramatic views from the top of several volcanoes, lush green parkland, iconic landmarks, tranquil bays, native rainforest with ancient Kauri trees plus unique indigenous flora and fauna. All on a very personal tour with a passionate, highlyqualified guide. Includes gourmet picnic lunch.

Explore New Zealand’s ocean depths and come face to face with incredible marine life from the Pacific and Southern oceans. Travel through New Zealand’s only colony of King and Gentoo sub-Antarctic penguins, get up close with majestic stingrays, journey deep beneath the ocean on a moving walkway to see sharks and other deep sea creatures, and visit the Seahorse Kingdom. For a real adventure join one of the Animal Adventures and snorkel with sharks from the safety of a submerged Shark Cage or for the true adrenaline junkie, try a cage-free shark dive!

Operated by TIME

Operated by Kelly

Unlimited Tours

From $235

Tarltons

From $37

Auckland Maori Tour

Auckland to Cape Reinga Fly/Drive Tour

Your camera is sure to get a work out as you experience the very best sights of Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and the ‘Wild West Coast’ with an indigenous Maori as your guide. Explore some of Auckland's amazing volcanoes, historic Devonport and the Waitakere Ranges with its subtropical rainforest and black sand beaches. Visit Maungawhau (Mount Eden) plus Takarunga (Mount Victoria) to see Auckland from the top of ancient volcanoes. Learn about the Maori culture, myths and legends. Your tour includes a gourmet picnic lunch.

This fantastic adventure takes you on full-day tour to the beauty of Cape Reinga and the Bay of Islands. Fly in a comfortable fixed-wing aircraft to Kerikeri, then via the West Coast over world-famous 90-mile beach. Once landed you will enjoy a guided vehicle tour to Cape Reinga, Tapotupotu Bay and the Te Paki giant sand dunes. The return flight down the East Coast offers spectacular coastal scenery of the Far North. Landing in Kerikeri you will be transferred to Paihia with free time to explore before returning to Auckland.

Operated by TIME

Operated by Salt

Unlimited Tours

From $141

Air

From $975

Auckland Kayaking and Fishing Tour

Auckland to Bay of Islands Heli Cruise Island Escape

Imagine kayaking along stunning coastline, paddling through sparkling waters along some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found anywhere. Away from the crowds, but close to Auckland, there are many hidden treasures and spectacular beaches waiting to be discovered. The full or half-day Kayaking Adventures show you some of the most spectacular coastline in New Zealand. For the ultimate day, combine kayaking with fishing for a full-day Kayak Fishing Adventure. Tours includes all gear, snacks and hot/ cold drinks, plus a picnic lunch on all full-day tours.

This ultimate adventure of sea, land and air captures the best of the Bay of Islands in one day. Enjoy the views from a fixed-wing aircraft to Kerikeri and then transfer to Paihia where you depart on a sea shuttle for a pleasant cruise to the islands. Dropped off on an island beach, you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and a relaxing island walk. Picked up again by boat you are transferred to a floating heli-barge for a spectacular scenic helicopter flight to the Hole and the Rock and back to Paihia. Enjoy some free time before returning to Auckland.

Operated by TIME

Operated by Salt

Unlimited Tours

From $284

Air

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $749


North Island

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The Waitomo and Rotorua Experience

Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock

Travel to Waitomo where you will enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Glowworm Caves, including a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. Upon arrival in Rotorua see New Zealand's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome. Then continue to Te Puia where you will see the mighty geysers and boiling mud pools for which this thermal area is famous. Then sit back and enjoy a Maori cultural performance. Tour includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Tour Code: GS16AL

Make the most of this popular day tour from Auckland, with return coach travel to Paihia, and enjoy a spectacular dolphin-watching cruise in the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands. The experienced local skippers will guide you through the beautiful 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 fullday tour brings together the historical highlights and stunning scenery of this spectacular region. Tour Code: GS9NW

Operated by Great

Operated by Great

Sights

From $327

Sights

From $246

Dune Rider, Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach Tour

Waitomo Caves Tour

Join Dune Rider on the Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach Adventure. Discover scenic Northland on the purpose-built off-road vehicle. You’ll have the chance to visit Ancient Kauri Kingdom, Gumdiggers Park and spiritual Cape Reinga. The tour includes a drive along 90 Mile Beach, boogie boarding down massive sand dunes and a stop at Mangonui fish and chip shop. This tour is a fun day for any age and includes lunch.

Travel through the rich farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions to Waitomo. Along the way see Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars battle site and Ngaruwahia, home to the Maori King. Upon arrival at Waitomo enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world famous Glowworm Caves. Your tour continues with a unique boat ride through Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Options from Auckland and Rotorua. Lunch is included.

Operated by Explore

Operated by Great

NZ

From $141

Sights

From $253

3 Day North Island Highlights

Kiwi Dundee Adventures have designed these three days to give visitors a special experience of New Zealand’s natural beauty and nature. Enjoy a visit to the fascinating old gold mine town of Thames and see stunning coastal scenery with its white sand beaches, magnificent cliffs, old Maori Pa sites and offshore islands. Visit New Zealand’s mural town and a kiwi fruit plantation and export flowers. Enjoy a walk to a stunning waterfall where you may see rafters and kayakers going over the falls. Gain an insight into Rotorua, which is set inside and active volcano. Operated by Kiwi

Dundee Adventures

From $2046

Auckland Ferry Building

Bay of Islands All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


128 Auckland Accommodation

North Island

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Directly across the road from SKYCITY Auckland entertainment complex, SKYCITY Grand is a masterpiece of contemporary elegance and style offering 316 beautifully appointed, modern and spacious rooms, executive and self-contained suites. SKYCITY Grand is host to New Zealand’s largest day spa, two restaurants including dine by Peter Gordon, 82-foot indoor lap pool and gymnasium. The Lobby was recently voted one of the top ten hotel bars in Australasia, while dine by Peter Gordon is the award-winning fine dining in-house restaurant featuring renowned New Zealand chef Peter Gordon's unique blend of Asian Pacific and traditional European cuisine.

exclusive in-room bath menu from East Day Spa, sauna, spa pool, access to personal trainers, private transfer service and daily dry cleaning and pressing. The central location means you will have easy access to shops, restaurants and city nightlife with most major tourism attractions accessing the complex for complimentary transfer services. Map Page 125 Ref 1

Start the day at The Terrace and enjoy the extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast or sumptuous a la carte breakfast menu. The Hotel offers 24-hour concierge, SOAK - an From $188

SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

Experience New Zealand's premier entertainment destination when you stay at SKYCITY Auckland.

A fantastic range of guests services include heated 24-hour room service, private transfers, baby sitting and dry cleaning and pressing.

Situated in the heart of Auckland, SKYCITY Hotel gives views from large picture windows and offers a superb night’s sleep with sound proofing and black out curtains. All rooms have been recently refurbished complete with plasma Televisions, CD player, iPod dock and iPhone charger. This hotel allows you to relax and enjoy all the luxuries of a top hotel – spacious deluxe rooms, sauna and gym. Or choose from the two casinos, 19 restaurants and bars, a theater, live entertainment and the spectacular Sky Tower – all on your doorstep.

Don’t miss the chance to take the Sky Walk, a dizzying 192 meters or 630 feet up strapped into a full body harness and overhead safety lines to keep you safe. Sky Jump is another amazing option which allows you to take a 192 meter or 630 feet base-jump by wire off the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Map Page 125 Ref 2

From $156 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


North Island

129 Auckland Accommodation

The Langham, Auckland

Quay West Suites Auckland

The luxurious Langham is situated in the vibrant heart of New Zealand’s largest city. The Langham, Auckland is located close to key motorway access points making airport transfers convenient. It is within walking distance of the spectacular waterfront, while the beautiful Domain and Auckland Museum are nearby. Guests can enjoy a short stroll to nearby fashion houses and local tourist attractions or they can travel in the hotel’s complimentary city shuttle. The hotel also operates a luxury limousine service.

Quay West Suites is set right in the heart of Auckland and enjoys stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour. This luxury, boutique apartment hotel provides guests with elegantly appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments – all with large balconies, fully fitted kitchens and in-suite laundries. This hotel is complemented by an indoor heated pool, spa pool, gymnasium, sauna and a brand new in-house café and bar. This is an awardwinning hotel that is within easy walking distance of the finest bars, restaurants, cafés, casino, art galleries and shopping precincts. Map Page 125 Ref 7

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From $228

From $222

Crowne Plaza Auckland

Rendezvous Hotel Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel is ideally situated above the Atrium On Elliott boutique shopping center and just a few minutes’ walk to SKYCITY. The hotel has 352 recently refurbished guest rooms and suites, offering accommodation ranging from superior rooms to the style and comfort of the Executive Crowne Plaza Club accommodation. The hotel features include a fitness center with sauna, wireless internet access in all guest rooms and public areas and exceptional dining in Aria Restaurant and Bar.

Having recently completed an extensive refurbishment, Rendezvous Hotel Auckland is New Zealand’s largest hotel. Located in the heart of the city, you are walking distance to some of the finest dining, shopping and entertainment precincts. All 452 contemporary rooms and suites provide abundant natural light, space and divine bathrooms with a separate shower and bath. The hotel offers fantastic facilities including a Club Lounge, business center, gym, indoor heated swimming pool, individual male and female saunas, Japanese rooftop garden and a variety of restaurants and bars. Map Page 125 Ref 8

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STAY 3

PAY 2

From $217

From $198

Heritage Auckland

Oaks iStay Residences

An iconic landmark hotel, Heritage Auckland is centrally located with magnificent views overlooking the Waitemata Harbour and Viaduct Basin. Luxurious suite-style accommodation offers a spacious environment to relax, with full kitchen and laundry facilities in many suites. Resort-style guest facilities include a spectacular rooftop complex including heated pool, spa and gym, plus indoor pool and award-winning restaurant. Wi-Fi internet access is available in all public areas. Map Page 125 Ref 5

The tallest apartment tower in New Zealand, Oaks iStay Residences comes with sweeping views of the harbor and city, and is centrally located on the corner of Fort and Gore Streets. This modern complex contains 37 levels consisting of studio, one and two bedroom apartments, all with full kitchen and laundry facilities. Just a short walk to the Auckland Waterfront, the Britomart Transport Center and the Viaduct Harbour, Oaks Residences is ideally positioned for guests attending concerts and events at Vector Arena or The Viaduct. Map Page 125 Ref 9

From $200

From $162

The Sebel Suites Auckland

Pullman Auckland

The Sebel Suites is conveniently situated on the vibrant Viaduct Harbour, one of Auckland city's most exciting locations. Enjoy the independence of apartment-style living in the spacious studios and one-bedroom suites, which include fully equipped kitchens and in-suite laundries. This intimate property offers all the facilities you would expect of a exceptional hotel including dining options that invite you to explore the array of nearby restaurants, cafés and bars for which charge back facilities are in place.

Conveniently located in the city center, close to popular attractions and well-known shopping and entertainment districts, Pullman Auckland features sleek interiors that emit a warm and friendly vibe. You’ll find a stylish lobby lounge, 82-foot heated lap pool, international restaurant, bar, and award-winning spa. With spectacular city and harbor views Pullman Auckland offers a selection of spacious hotel rooms, the exclusivity of an executive lounge, and chic residential suites with living areas and kitchen facilities.

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From $253 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $195


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North Island

Citylife Auckland

Rydges Auckland

A stylish and sophisticated hotel, CityLife Auckland boasts a superb central location in the heart of Queen Street shops, restaurants and attractions. The hotel features spacious rooms and suites, with separate living/dining area plus full kitchen and laundry facilities in all suites. After a day’s sightseeing guests may unwind in the indoor heated swimming pool and gymnasium, then savor award-winning dining in Zest Restaurant or pre-dinner beverages in the relaxed lounge-style Zest Bar. A 24-hour concierge and room service are available to cater for every need. Map Page 125 Ref 11

A refreshing haven from the bustle of town, Rydges Auckland has the heart of the city right at its door. The casino and thriving bars and restaurants of the viaduct are just a short walk away. Newly refurbished lobby and conference areas bring a stylish and contemporary feel while the hotel’s recently revitalised rooms are designed to exude warmth and comfort. Chic yet affordable guest rooms enjoy either inner city or sweeping Waitemata harbour views. Map Page 125 Ref 15

From $192

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PAY 2

From $164

Mercure Auckland

Scenic Hotel Auckland

Located in the heart of Auckland’s waterfront, Mercure Auckland overlooks the spectacular harbor. Within walking distance are endless attractions, shopping, restaurants, Viaduct Harbour, ferry terminals and Vector Arena. Mercure Auckland offers a variety of guest rooms, all equipped with air-conditioning, Sky TV and high speed internet access. The Harbor View Rooms also offer spectacular views overlooking the Waitemata Harbour. Map Page 125 Ref 12

This is a landmark site that has been totally refurbished to create a superb ‘deco-style’ hotel conveniently located in the heart of Auckland’s vibrant shopping district and only a short stroll down to the harbor’s edge. Scenic Hotel Auckland has a total of 100 Standard and Superior Rooms. All rooms include a kitchenette with microwave, while many have full kitchen facilities, Sky TV, mini bar and high-speed internet access. The hotel also has the MLC Café & Bar situated on street level offering delicious alfresco dining. Map Page 125 Ref 16

From $140

From $153

Best Western President Hotel

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City

Best Western President Hotel Auckland is located in the absolute center of Auckland City and only 328 foot walk to Sky Tower, Sky City Casino and 164 feet to Queen Street, with its shopping and attractions. The 120 rooms all feature kitchenettes, while a full kitchen and laundry complete the two-bedroom apartments. All rooms are air-conditioned with en-suites. The hotel features 24-hour reception, restaurant, conference room, gymnasium, guest laundry, internet room, satellite TV and wireless internet.

A stylish hotel located in central Auckland, Copthorne Hotel Auckland is just a tenminute walk from Queen Street. The hotel has 110 recently refurbished rooms, all of which feature ensuite facilities, Sky TV, high speed internet access, mini bar, soundproof ‘hush windows’, iron and ironing board, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and hair-dryer. Every room also has a balcony, on which you can relax and take in the magnificent views of the Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto Island, or towards the city and the beautiful High Court Building. Map Page 125 Ref 17

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From $140

From $153

Sudima Auckland Airport

Sudima Auckland Airport is a well-appointed hotel located only two minutes from Auckland Airport. The hotel offers 153 well-appointed rooms, heated pool, complimentary parking for the duration of your stay and a 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle transfer. The onsite Visaya Restaurant and Bar offers something to tempt every set of taste buds, with good service and dining. Enjoy the convenience of being so close to Auckland Airport, yet being able to enjoy the warmth and comforts of this modern hotel. Map Page 125 Ref 14 From $160

Auckland waterfront

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


North Island

131 Northland & Coromandel

With a small-town feel and sublime scenery, much of the peninsula

is made up of subtropical rainforest, and the terrain is rugged and smells of fresh foliage. The region has great beaches with beautiful rock formations and lovely sands on which to relax and enjoy. Spring signals the opening of the Coromandel scallop season. Dive for scallops to barbecue yourself or savor them at a local seafood restaurant. Take a cruise and see an abundance of marine life up close.

The Birthplace of a Nation

4 Day Bay of Islands Self Drive or Coach Tour

History has always been made in Northland. The Hokianga Harbour was the first Polynesian landing place, Russell was New Zealand’s first capital and the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in the Bay of Islands.

From $564

Bay of Islands On the east coast of Northland a length of sand and rock coastline circles a sea pierced by 150 islands. Discovered by legendary Maori navigator Kupe and visited by Captain Cook in 1769, the Bay of Islands is a truly remarkable area and one of the most picturesque and popular holiday sites in New Zealand.

Hot Water Beach This beach lives up to its name. For two hours either side of low tide, you can create your own hot pool by digging into the sands. The hot spring bubbling up through the sand is the legacy of an exciting volcanic past.

Highlights: t5SBOTQPSUFJUIFSTFMGESJWFPSTFBUJODPBDI t5ISFFOJHIUTBDDPNNPEBUJPO t"JSQPSUUSBOTGFSTPOBSSJWBM t8BJUBOHJ5SFBUZ(SPVOET t$BQF3FJOHB%BZ5PVSJODMVEJOH.JMF#FBDI-VODI t)PMFJOUIF3PDL%PMQIJO$SVJTF 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 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 in 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. Cruise amongst the many islands of the Bay and through the intruiging Hole in the Rock, dolphin watching en-route. Board your waiting coach and travel back to Auckland once more. Kaitaia

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Cathedral Cove Boasting some of New Zealand’s most spectacular coastal scenery, a two-hour return walk, or a guided kayaking trip, will bring you to the white sands and arches of Cathedral Cove. It’s an idyllic place to swim, snorkel, picnic or simply relax under the pohutukawa trees.

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Auckland

Coromandel Peninsula

Coromandel Whitianga Tairua

Northland & Coromandel, New Zealand


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North Island Dolphin and Sail Adventure Combo

Ipipiri Overnight Bay of Islands Cruise

Combine Swim with the Dolphins and Lion New Zealand Day Sail 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 barbecue lunch before an island stopover with activities including snorkeling, swimming, exploring and kayaking. With the warmest water in New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is the best choice for a swim with the dolphins and sailing adventure combo.

Operated By Explore

NZ

From $156

Dolphin Watching Cruise and Hole in the Rock

Experience the Bay of Islands onboard the Fullers Great Sights overnight cruise ship, Ipipiri. This unique overnight cruise takes you on a relaxing journey through many of the 144 islands that make this one of New Zealand’s most outstanding marine environments. Departing at 1pm, returning at 10.30am the following day, this two-day experience includes accommodation in one of 30 deluxe king cabins, each with private ensuite and panoramic sea views. Complimentary onboard activities include snorkeling, kayaking, beach walking or bush walking. Do as much or as little as you choose. Discover secluded beaches and historical sites or just sit back and enjoy the view from the rooftop sun deck. In the evening enjoy a three-course dinner, featuring fresh local produce, as well as a continental and full cooked breakfast in the morning.

This half-day cruise is a must-do for dolphin lovers. Take the opportunity to view common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life in their natural habitat. There are plenty of viewing decks onboard to get you up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you. Cruises depart 9.15am and 1.35pm daily.

Operated by Great

Operated By Great

Sights

From $538

Sights

Northland Cape Reinga Fly/Drive

This fantastic adventure takes you on half-day tour from the Bay of Islands over the Far North to the beauty of the Cape Reinga area. Fly in a comfortable fixed-wing aircraft via the West Coast over the world famous 90 Mile Beach before enjoying a 2.5-hour guided vehicle tour that includes time at Cape Reinga to learn about this spiritual area. Enjoy a drink at stunning Tapotupotu Bay before touring down to the Te Paki Giant Sand Dunes. The return flight along the East Coast offers some spectacular views of the Northland coastal region. Operated by Salt

Air

From $439

Northland Bay of Islands Heli Cruise Island Escape

Experience the Bay Of Islands from the sea, land and air all in the one tour. You’ll depart from Paihia Wharf on a Sea Shuttle for a pleasant cruise to the islands. Dropped off at an island beach, you’ll have time to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, island walks or you can simply relax on the sandy beach. You are then picked up by boat for a transfer to a helibarge where you will start a spectacular scenic helicopter flight to the Hole and the Rock, over the islands and back to Paihia.

Operated by Salt

Air

From $311 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $119


North Island

133 Northland Accommodation

Carrington Resort A Heritage Hotel

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Carrington is a luxury resort with 2.5 miles of secluded white sand coastline, Karikari Estate Winery and vineyard, and full 18-hole championship golf course with stunning views towards the Pacific Ocean. Accommodation options are spacious lodge rooms and self-contained three-bedroom villas. Located in Northland’s Karikari Peninsula, Carrington Resort’s world-class facilities include an infinity swimming pool and spa pool, Carrington Restaurant & Bar, two championship tennis courts, Olympic standard clay and skeet target shooting range and a gymnasium. From $368

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Copthorne boasts 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 and part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Featuring a spectacular free-form lagoon style swimming and spa pool, this modern hotel and resort features 180 guests rooms, including four suites, all featuring an individual patio or balcony. Rooms provide a serene escape, with designs inspired by nature. Offering a choice of bay, estuary or garden views. Onsite facilities include a renovated massage studio, tennis court, mountain bike hire and courtesy shuttle to Paihia. Golf, bush walks, sailing and scuba diving are close by.

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PAY 3

This resort-style hotel is enhanced by sub-tropical gardens and extensive guest facilities. The hotel is conveniently located at the southern entrance to Paihia and features 114 standard and superior rooms, and air-conditioned deluxe rooms. Rooms include Sky TV, mini bar, and high-speed internet access. The hotel’s restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner. Also for your convenience are a guest lounge bar, guest laundry and an outdoor swimming pool.

From $245

From $145

Stingray Bay at Coromandel All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


134 Coromandel & Bay of Plenty

North Island

Nature and Coast

Bushland Park Lodge

Experience a day of fun and entertainment with Kiwi Dundee Adventures. Highlights of your day will include a walk along the old tracks of Puketui through the Kauri forest full of fern trees, as well as seeing the glowworms in an historic old gold cave. Lunch will be at a delightful café, or a delicious picnic with a chance to view your guide’s spectacular collection of quartz, obsidian, old photos of the Coromandel and beautiful rocks full of gold. Travel from the mountains to the contrasting coastal scenery of beautiful beaches, offshore islands and magnificent cliffs. Operated by Kiwi

Dundee Adventures

From $251

The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga

The only internationally branded hotel in the region, the Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga was designed to take full advantage of the magnificent Tauranga Harbour views. The hotel is just minutes from the city center, three miles from Tauranga Airport and a pleasant 2.5-hour drive from Auckland. With a stunning over-water position, this unique and elegant hotel offers the best of luxurious contemporary styling and service. Guests can enjoy superior alfresco dining in the chic yet casual restaurant or relax in the sleek bar and lounge.

Experience the unique variety of luxury Bushland Park Lodge. Enjoy fine dining with your private chef in the lodge’s dining wine cellar with award-winning glass dinnerware created in the lodge’s art studio. Accommodation is elegant with three spacious suites, all with a distinct character and unique design. Manicured parklands surround the lodge with 300 year-old Kauri Trees and a glowworm grotto. Luxuriate in the outdoor garden bathroom in the double slipper claw-foot bath whilst star gazing. Enjoy the local wildlife with native birds, glowworms and possums frequenting this 100 percent pure nature spot. Explore all of the Coromandel East Coast attractions like Hot Water Beach or Cathedral Cove at Hahei. Take advantage of the best of both worlds with Whangamata’s white sandy beaches within ten minutes’ drive or take the Wentworth waterfall walking track right from your door step.

From $197

STAY 3

PAY 2

From $506

Colleith Lodge

Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Colleith Lodge offers boutique luxury accommodation in a unique, breathtaking location. Set on half a hectare, amid native bush, the lodge is built in tune with the natural environment for your relaxation, privacy and comfort. The spectacular panoramic views of Tairua Estuary, Pauanui, Slipper Island and Pacific Ocean can be enjoyed from all rooms. A vista bringing lasting memories, Colleith Lodge offers three guest bedrooms, all with their own ensuite bathrooms and private patios overlooking the sea.

Relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of the Coromandel Peninsula. Pauanui Pines is set amongst established trees and open spaces for your enjoyment. Accommodation consists of 18 one and two bedroom self-contained motel units, each one offering superior decor and spacious functional living with full kitchen facilities, large bathrooms, lounge and dining areas. Within easy walking distance to the harbor, ocean beach, bush walks and the shopping village, the complex offers a tennis court, swimming pool with golf clubs and bike usage also available.

From $512

From $185

Coromandel Peninsula All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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North Island

Mount Tarawera In the 1800s, the Tarawera region was the center of tourism in New Zealand. People travelled from all over the world to view the famous Pink and White Terraces, which were quickly becoming known as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. The terraces were destroyed on the 10th June 1886, in an eruption that killed more than 150 people.

Rotorua, Taupo & Hawkes Bay

Beneath Rotorua, the forces that have shaped the landscape

are still at work. Over millions of years, volcanic action has created mountains, lakes and large areas of geothermal activity. The scenery has a highly unique type of beauty. Rotorua is the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture. Learn carving or weaving from master artists, sample contemporary food cooked using traditional methods or participate in Maori singing and dancing shows.

Huka Falls New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction, Huka Falls provides a fantastic photo opportunity as more than 220,000 litres of water tumble over the cliff face every second. Located in Wairakei Park, just 5 minutes drive north of Lake Taupo. A foot bridge right at the top of the falls puts you in a prime position to witness the frightening display.

Lake Taupo Lake Taupo was created by a giant volcanic eruption in 181AD. At 238 square miles, it is as big as Singapore Island. The lake’s attractive pumice sand beaches give it the appearance of an inland ocean. Some of the best trout fishing brings international anglers to the area while mountain peaks draw skiers and adventurers.

Hawke’s Bay

Cape Kidnappers This site is special for its links to Maori culture, for its connection to Captain Cook and because it is home to the world’s largest mainland gannet colony. The views are grand – sweeping around the coastline to Mahia Peninsula in the north and to Mount Ruapehu in the west. Cape Kidnappers was named by Captain James Cook during his first voyage in 1769.

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A landscape lined with vineyards, orchards and lavender fields. Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s second largest wine producing region. It is particularly well known as the leading producer of award-winning red wines. Drive or bike around the vineyards, or join one of the professional tours operated by experienced wine guides.

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North Island

Rotorua Sights

Skyline Rotorua

Rotorua – an area steeped in Maori culture, history, geothermal activity and stunning lakes. Visit Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see New Zealand’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome. Extend your day with a cable car ride at Skyline Gondola for lunch and stunning views over Rotorua (additional cost). Tour Code: GS39

Set high on the side of Mount Ngongotaha with extensive views of Rotorua city, Lake Rotorua, geothermal areas and surrounding hinterlands, Skyline Rotorua provides the ideal venue for a day of family fun, a romantic evening for two or a event with that all important wow factor. Skyline Rotorua is an all-weather year-round attraction suitable for all ages. The Cableway Restaurant is famous for its Best of New Zealand Buffet. For added thrills take a ride on The Luge – a fun-filled gravity ride on a three-wheel cart down the mountainside.

Operated by Great

Operated by Skyline

Sights

From $135

Rotorua

From $18

New Zealand Riverjet

Rotorua Duck Tours

More than just a jet boat ride, this is New Zealand’s only jet boat thermal safari to combine scenic and spin-thrilling jet boating on the magnificent Waikato River, with geothermal attractions, flora and fauna, hot pools and commentary. Choose from two great trips: Thermal Safari – jet boating and exploring Orakei Korako geothermal wonderland with gushing geysers, incredible silica terraces, boiling mud pools and a rare geothermal cave. The Squeeze – jet boating, and wading and squeezing through a hot thermal stream plus swimming in a waterfall-fed natural hot pool.

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. Your guided tour includes the thrill of riding in an authentic WWII amphibious craft, affectionately known as a ‘duck’, from where you will view spectacular scenery and splashdown into pristine lakes. The experienced ‘Conducktor’ will bring Rotorua alive with stories and legends of the past, as well information about local flora, fauna and the history of Rotorua.

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Operated by Rotorua

Zealand Riverjet

From $153

Duck Tours

From $65

The Waimangu Experience

White Island - Mount Tarawera Helicopter Tour

This half-day tour through Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world's youngest geothermal system, is a unique opportunity to see how the world began. See Frying Pan Lake and Inferno Crater, the world’s largest hot spring and crypto geyser. Walk through volcanic craters. Discover newly forming silica terraces and rare thermal plants. A cruise on Lake Rotomahana, a native and exotic birdlife reserve with its own separate geothermal system, reveals yet more geothermal wonders. Picnic lunch included.

Experience the best of New Zealand’s raw and unspoilt 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 32 miles 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. Approx 3 hours

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Operated by HELiPRO

Volcanic Valley

From $215

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Rotorua Museum of Art & History

Rotorua’s rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary figures are all brought to life in this ‘must see’ museum. Innovative displays, art exhibitions, cinema experiences and guided tours enable visitors to discover the fascinating history of this unique region. Located centrally in the iconic Bath House building, Rotorua Museum can be explored from basement to rooftop, with fantastic views of the city and lake. In 2011 a major new development was opened with a raft of exciting new exhibitions and experiences.

Operated by Rotorua

Museum of Art & History

From $19

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From $925


North Island Peppers On The Point

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Distinction Rotorua

Distinction Rotorua Hotel offers 133 rooms, providing an international standard of accommodation, and excellent service. The hotel boasts a variety of dining options, including a traditional Maori Dinner and Show, an a la carte restaurant, Japanese restaurant Mr Yakitori, and a full buffet restaurant each morning. Amenities include heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, underground private spas, hotel gymnasium facilities, and 24 hour reception. Map Page 135 Ref 3

From $142

Holiday Inn Rotorua

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. Once a Maori Pa site, the property is steeped in history. The luxury lodge is a converted 1930s mansion with beautiful antiques and a choice of nine spacious, exquisite suites, most with lake views. Peppers on the Point’s dining room is renowned for its gourmet cuisine accompanied by the finest New Zealand and international wines. Map Page 135 Ref 1

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Holiday Inn Rotorua is a modern and stylish hotel that offers 203 well-appointed rooms, adjacent to the renowned Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historical Living Village. Enjoy the outdoor heated swimming pool, two spas, fitness center, 24-hour room service and complimentary car parking. The central position of Holiday Inn Rotorua will suit holidaymakers, while the friendly, professional team will ensure that their considerable knowledge is always available to you. Map Page 135 Ref 4

From $911

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

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Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is the largest hotel in Rotorua, and is set right on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua. The hotel is also adjacent to the world famous Polynesian Spa complex and just a short stroll from the Rotorua Convention Center, the Energy Event Center and Rotorua’s vibrant city center. Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua offers 248 guest rooms in a range of accommodation options, many with superb views across Lake Rotorua. Facilities include a bar and restaurant, geothermal heated pool, three private spas and daily Hangi Feast & Maori Cultural Show. Map Page 135 Ref 5 From $122

Rydges Rotorua

Rotorua’s largest deluxe hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the city overlooking Lake Rotorua. The internationally acclaimed Polynesian Spa is just a brief walk across the road. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views from the lake, forest or Government Gardens, to the serene beauty of the native forest courtyard. A total of 227 air-conditioned rooms over five levels offer guests an extensive choice of accommodation. Stay in an executive floor room with complimentary use of the exclusive Club Lounge. Choose a classic suite, spa room with private outdoor spa and patio, a lake view room with individual balcony, a city view room, or garden view room looking on to the serene beauty of the hotel’s own interior native garden. All rooms are equipped with Sky TV. Map Page 135 Ref 2

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Rydges Rotorua offers guests the city's most spacious accommodation. Located in a park-like setting on the edge of Rotorua's racecourse, Rydges Rotorua boasts panoramic views across the city to Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. The hotel is within walking distance of the Rotorua Convention Center, city, local attractions and a 15 minute drive to the Rotorua Airport. The Atrium Restaurant is situated in the heart of the hotel with natural lighting and a cascading waterfall. Atrium is open seven days with contemporary dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Map Page 135 Ref 6 STAY 3

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From $151


138 Tongariro Touring & Accommodation

North Island

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Bayview Chateau Tongariro

This volcanic trek is known as New Zealand’s best one day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro and then diverts to the still active Red Crater with stunning views of the Emerald Lakes. The landscape on Mt Tongariro has dazzling colors and textures. There are old and new craters, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs, lava flows, and brightly colored lakes. Guided trips are available throughout summer and winter and for something extra special, they can guide you to Red Crater to watch the sunrise over this fantastic landscape. Operated by Adrift

Outdoors Ltd

From $218

North Island Rail Trails Cycleway

Nestled on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu, Bayview Chateau Tongariro places you in the midst of the dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park. Built in 1929, this is one of New Zealand’s most historic hotels and national icons with unsurpassed views of three magnificent volcanoes. Renowned for its classical elegance, it is considered to be New Zealand’s most romantic hotel.

The Central North Island Rail Trails are new and exciting additions to this picturesque area that includes the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There are two new trails, both of which have been created from historical disused tracks, roads and railways and can now be enjoyed on foot or cycle. Catering for individuals, families and groups the guides have vast experience working with people of all ages and abilities to ensure your adventure is comfortable, safe and fun.

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Outdoors Ltd

Bayview Chateau Tongariro is located below Whakapapa Ski Area with skiing in the winter and picturesque walking in the summer, particularly the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand’s most popular one-day walk. Mountain biking is also a popular local activity. The cuisine in The Ruapehu Room is renowned and is an experience not to be missed. Couples and families will be equally at home here with facilities, which include a 9-hole golf course, fitness center, indoor heated plunge pool, tennis court and cinema.

From $218

From $192

Tongariro National Park and Alpine landing

On this 90 minute flight, 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. Operated by HELiPRO

From $796

Waterfall along the Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro national park

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139 Regional North Island Accommodation

The Point Villas

The Crown Hotel Napier

Situated in a private estate overlooking the iconic blue waters of New Zealand’s largest lake and surrounded by forest, these two luxury villas are only a ten-minute drive from Taupo with its world-renowned golf courses and fly-fishing. Exceptionally spacious, each villa is elegant and comfortable with a large living area featuring an open fireplace and huge expanses of glass that open onto wide terraces with panoramic views. A 40-foot magna mineral heated lap pool is available for guests. Full catering, servicing and a private chef are available on request.

Set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri. The Crown Hotel Napier is only five minutes to Napier and a short drive to the award-winning vineyards of the Hawkes Bay. The hotel offers 45 guestrooms and suites including luxury two and three bedroom apartments. Choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel building or the contemporary designed rooms overlooking the ocean. Enjoy two bars, the award-winning restaurant Milk & Honey and the boutique cinema Globe Theatertte.

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From $1071

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

The Martinborough Hotel

Scenic Hotel Te Pania is styled to complement its remarkable location on the edge of the beautiful Hawke's Bay. This modern hotel is shaped to echo the lines of the Bay, offering stunning views out over the ever-changing Pacific Ocean. The hotel offers 109 airconditioned superior rooms and suites. All rooms face out to the bay with floor to ceiling windows that can slide open. Each room includes Sky TV, high-speed internet access, mini bar, fridge, tea and coffee facilities.

Established in 1882, The Martinborough Hotel is an elegant retreat, located at the heart of one of New Zealand's most delightful wine regions. This historic village in the Wairarapa region of the North Island, is a 75-minute drive east of Wellington surrounded by vineyards. The hotel is now a delightful reminder of the past, with a choice of 16 rooms with either a touch of history or a contemporary country feel. The nine Veranda Rooms are at the top of the grand flight of stairs while Garden Rooms are through a pretty courtyard.

From $180

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Gannets at Cape Kidnappers

Bayview Wairakei Resort Hotel Taupo

Bayview Wairakei Resort Taupo offers couples and families the perfect base for exploring the Central North Island. Come back at the end of the day and relax in the geothermal heated pools and spas, or play a round of golf on the stunning 9-hole course. Enjoy a game of tennis or squash, or even have a workout in the fully equipped gym. Keen golfers can try their hand on the famous Wairakei International Golf Course, next door. Bayview Wairakei Resort Taupo is one of New Zealand’s original resorts and is still one of the only true full service resorts in the North Island. From $166

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From $234


140 Wellington

North Island

Wellington is New Zealand's capital city, and is also known as

the arts and culture capital. A special blend of heritage buildings, museums and galleries, fine food and live entertainment opportunities make this city a great place to visit in any season. Part of Wellington's charm is its close proximity to nature.

Museum of New Zealand

Wellington and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Te Papa is New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum and a recognized world leader in interactive and visitor focused museum experiences. New Zealand's geology and natural environment and the stories of New Zealand's indigenous people, the Maori, are celebrated in the permanent exhibition.

Wellington was the main filming and production location for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Shot in New Zealand between October 1999 and December 2000, you should experience Middle Earth in all its diversity whilst in Wellington. Some suggestions include.

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- Hop on one of the tours of Middle Earth. - Visit the newly opened Weta Cave! - For lunch check out Eva Dixon’s. It was a popular café with the cast and crew, given its proximity to Weta Studios. - For dinner The Green Parrot was popular with Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) who also launched one of his books there. Otherwise check out the Hobbits hangout - Matterhorn, a Wellington institution. - Take a short trip to Seaview, Lower Hutt, and visit Experience Stansborough who made the beautiful fabrics used in the costuming of Lord of the Rings. - Catch a movie at The Embassy Theater, the venue of the world premiere of the Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King. Be sure to check out the name plates with the actors and characters names by the engulfing leather seats.

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Matiu Somes Island Tour

Martinborough Wine Tour

Discover Wellington’s extraordinary natural features and contrasts. Visit the summit of Mount Victoria for 360-degree views of the city, harbor and coastline and learn about the legendary warrior who landed his canoe on the Wellington shore. Enjoy the 20 minute boat trip to Matiu Somes Island in the middle of Wellington Harbour. Explore a tranquil island and wildlife sanctuary with a rich history, sometimes colorful and sometimes tragic. Somes is now home the mysterious tuatara. Your guide will bring the history to life and help guests find these shy wild creatures. Tour Code: MS9

Indulge in a day of tasting some of New Zealand’s leading wines leaving the worries of driving behind. Meeting a host, right at the door you’ll be chauffeured to Martinborough – the heart of the Wairarapa wine region. Enjoy the specialist knowledge of some of New Zealand’s leading wine makers and experience a day of tastings that is uniquely Martinborough. Enjoy a fantastic bistro lunch at one of the regions great vineyards and visit some emerging, boutique wineries. Take the option of visiting an olive processing facility before returning to Wellington.

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Operated by Flat

Earth NZ Experiences

From $153

Earth NZ Experiences

From $341

Middle Earth Filming Locations – Extended Version Tour

Marlborough Sounds Safari

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 to the Gladden Fields. Fernside’s white bridge remains as a reminder of the bridge of Lothlorien. Explore Rivendell and the riverside spot where Aragorn was washed ashore. You’ll also visit Miramar, home to many of the stars and the new Weta Cave with souvenirs and a virtual tour of Weta Workshop. Tour Code: FLW5

On this 75 minute flight, escape the hustle and bustle of New Zealand’s capital city and visit the South Islands remote, sparsely populated and beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Here you will explore the Sounds’ complex waterways that abound with dolphins, marine farms, and all manner of sea life. After flying over Ship’s Cove where legendary explorer Captain Cook anchored his ship the Endeavor, you’ll land for a stroll along the beach at remote Furneaux Lodge. Relax and enjoy refreshments before boarding your helicopter for the return flight.

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Operated by HELiPRO

Earth NZ Experiences

From $341

From $671

Highlights of Wellington

Capital Tastes and Walking Gourmet

An unforgettable journey around Wellington’s dramatic highlights, you’ll enjoy views of the harbor from the top of Mount Victoria and ride the steep cable car up to an incredible, fareaching panorama. See Parliament buildings, the Beehive and the gorgeous Old St Paul’s Cathedral. On the earthquake-scarred South Coast visit the site of the Wahine ferry disaster. Houses perched on the steep, rocky hills overlook the distant ranges of the South Island. Visit Te Papa to experience the extraordinary mix of history amid the nation’s natural and cultural treasures. Tour Code: IH5

Enjoy sightseeing with great food, discover the café capital, savor favorite food places and tastings with a knowledgeable guide at 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, 'A real hit with foodies'.

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Operated by Zest

Earth NZ Experiences

From $153

Food Tours

From $144

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North Island

Mercure Wellington

Travelodge Wellington

Mercure Wellington's prime location at the top of The Terrace offers panoramic views over the city and is just a short walk to the funky Cuba Quarter and many of the capital's famous attractions. The hotel has 104 Mercure rooms and seven Executive suites. Facilities include a business center, onsite car parking, indoor heated pool, gymnasium and sauna. With panoramic views over the city and harbor, Brasserie 345 is the ideal place to satisfy your tastebuds. Be sure to relax in Lobby Bar where you can choose from an extensive beverage menu. Map Page 140 Ref 1

The newly renovated Travelodge Wellington is situated in the town center and is a short stroll to lively cafés, shops and the beautiful Wellington Harbour. The hotel offers 132 spacious rooms with a cozy restaurant that offers you the chance to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before you spend your day exploring Wellington. Guests enjoy close access 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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Museum Hotel

Located opposite Te Papa, the vibrant Wellington waterfront and close to the capital’s bustling entertainment precinct Courtenay Place, Museum Hotel is the preferred choice for business and leisure travelers. The hotel incorporates 165 elegant rooms, spacious studios and suites, an award-winning restaurant, bars and a superb collection of contemporary New Zealand art displayed in the lobby and foyer areas. Leisure facilities include a heated lap pool, spa pool, sauna, well-equipped fitness center and day spa. Map Page 140 Ref 2

From $273

View From Wrights Hill, Wellington

East Harbor Regional Park, Wellington

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South Island

The incredible South Island offers everything from glacier

climbing to whale watching. The compact island, presents dramatic scenery changes from lush green meadows, to alpine and fiordlands, and the pleasure of discovering some of the most flavor some white wines in the world.

Marlborough Marlborough is the largest and most famous winegrowing region in New Zealand. It basks in year-round sunshine, providing perfect conditions for walking and sea kayaking, while a tour of some of the regions vineyards and a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a must for all visitors.

Queen Charlotte Track This spectacular walking track winds through 44 miles of native forest, along ridges and beside idyllic coves. Travel with a local guide to learn about the habitat and hear the local Maori legends.

Nelson

Kiakoura mountains

Nelson is a region renowned for warm sunshine, fine beaches, lakes, mountains and native forests. Nelson has more than 350 working artists and crafts people, including traditional and contemporary Maori artists. Enjoy the beautiful environment while you get acquainted with the creative local culture.

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South Island

9 Days Simply South Coach Tour or Self Drive

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch. On arrival at Christchurch Airport you are met and transferred to your hotel. Day 2: Christchurch/Greymouth. This morning transfer to the train station. Board the Tranz Alpine Express train through the rugged Southern Alps to Greymouth. On arrival in Greymouth you will be taken on a tour of Punakaiki. Day 3: Greymouth/West Coast Glaciers. A full day to continue southwards following the coast to reach Westland National Park. This afternoon enjoy a guided walk to the Glacier Terminal. Day 4: West Coast Glaciers/Queenstown. Travel over the Haast Pass and through Mt Aspiring National Park, past Lake Wanaka and along the Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown. Day 5: Queenstown. A full day free to explore the many exciting optional excursions available in Queenstown. Day 6: Queenstown/Milford Sound/Te Anau. An early start as you follow Lake Wakatipu via Kingston arriving in Te Anau for a morning tea break. Traveling either by coach or selfOperated by Independent

drive passengers in your rental car. Follow the shores of Lake Te Anau before entering the Eglington Valley. Our spectacular drive continues through the mountains, valley and forests of the Fiordland National Park, with a dramatic descent into Milford Sound. A fascinating launch cruise to Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak is included. Later today return by coach to Te Anau or self-drive passengers make your own way to Te Anau. Day 7: Te Anau/Invercargill. This morning depart for Invercargill. Day 8: Invercargill/Dunedin. Continue on the Southern Scenic route through the spectacular area of the Catlins and on to reach the charming city of Dunedin. Day 9: Dunedin/Christchurch. This morning is free for optional tours, perhaps visit Larnach Castle or Olveston House. Head north to Moeraki. Continue across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch via Oamaru and Timaru. Day 10: Depart Christchurch. A transfer to the airport is included for your departure flight. Tour Code: Seat-in-coach throughout or rental car for duration

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7 Day Top of the South

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch. Meeting service and pick up your car at the airport depot and drive to your hotel for the night. Overnight: The Charlotte Jane. Day 2: Christchurch/Marlborough Sounds. Travel to Marlborough Sounds today via the beautiful Kaikoura Coast. Stop off at Kaikoura for an optional whale watch excursion or swim with the dolphins. On arrival in Picton park your car and take a short water taxi ride to your accommodation. Overnight: Raetihi Lodge. Day 3: Marlborough Sounds. A day of leisure to explore the Marlborough Sounds area. You may like to take a boat ride or join one of the many bush walks available. Overnight: Raetihi Lodge. Day 4: Marlborough Sounds/Nelson. Today take a water taxi back to Picton and depart for Nelson. Rest of day at leisure. You may like to visit the Wearable Arts Museum or one of the many

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art and handcraft centres. Overnight: Cambria House. Day 5: Nelson. A day of leisure to explore the Nelson region. Take advantage of the many bush walks available or perhaps go kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park. Overnight: Cambria House. Day 6: Nelson/Hanmer Springs. A beautiful drive today will take you via the Nelson Lakes and Springs Junction to Hanmer Springs. Take time to stop off along the way at Maruia Springs for a thermalspa. Hanmer Springs has plenty of optional activities including bike rides and bush walks. Entrance to the thermal pools is included. Overnight: Cheltenham House. Day 7: Hanmer Springs/Christchurch. Return to Christchurch where your tour concludes with returning your rental car to the city or airport depot.

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From $733


South Island Abel Tasman Sailing Tours

145 Marlborough & Abel Tasman Touring

3 Day Guided Kayak and Walk

Cruise Abel Tasman National Park coastline on your 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, with 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 personalized tours are available. Sailing tours depart Kaiteriteri Beach with coach transfers available. Operated by Abel

Tasman Sailing Adventures

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Taste Marlborough Tour

Take a journey along one of the finest coasts in the world, staying at the only two Beachfront Lodges within the Abel Tasman National Park – Torrent Bay Lodge and Meadowbank Homestead - Awaroa.

Taste Marlborough with a full-day tour through Marlborough’s world famous wine region. Taste Marlborough has been created for visitors who love great wine and those who want to learn more about the region, the wineries, the wines and the people who create them. Each winery experience has been specially created and privately hosted to ensure a stunning tasting experience. You’ll tour through a select number of boutique and iconic wineries including Cloudy Bay and Te Whare Ra. Each winery is selected for its history, fabulous service and stunning range of wines. Tour Code: TMT Operated by Marlborough

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Expert Guides help you design each day to be as adventurous or relaxed as desired. Walk through lush native rainforest, sea kayak the forest-fringed bays or simply laze on a golden-sand beach. You’ll travel in style between lodges on the fast, comfortable Vista Cruise look for seals, penguins, dolphins and birds basking under the most sunshine hours in New Zealand. At day’s end, relax in your ensuite room before indulging in a fine meal of local specialities. Welcoming visitors since 1841, your hosts, the Wilson family, share eight generations of experience in the region. Quality private rooms, friendly hosts, fine dining, open fires and central heating provide civilized adventure year round.

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Abel Tasman National Park

From $1414

Greenshell Mussel Cruise

Kayak, Seals & Walk Day Trip

Enjoy an informative and fun afternoon cruising from Havelock into the Marlborough Sounds. Take in the natural beauty, learn about the history of the area and the pioneering families who have settled here. Visit a Greenshell Mussel farm where your launch captain will explain how this delicacy grows in the Sounds. Then indulge in freshly steamed mussels and a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Cruise departs daily at 1.30pm from 1 September – 31 March. If you require transport, Marlborough Icons Tour collect from Picton, Blenheim and Nelson.

This is an all-in-one experience. Start with an easy two-hour Guided Sea Kayak and explore the spectacular sculpted granite Kaiteriteri coast to famous ‘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 cove 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 Oct - April.

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Abel Tasman National Park

From $150

HELiPRO Abel Tasman - Kahurangi National Park Combo

Abel Tasman Day Pass

On this 45 minute flight, enjoy spectacular views of two of New Zealand’s most beautiful National Parks, the world-renowned Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Park. In addition to these stunning National Parks, this tour takes in stunning views of the Nelson district, Mt Arthur, Harwoods Hole and the Takaka Valley before tracking back along the beautiful coastline of the Abel Tasman. Take to the sky and soak up the ultimate view of this magnificent region.

This flexible cruise and walk day-pass offers a range of walks and cruise durations to suit your schedule and abilities. From the comforts of the new state-of-the-art cruising catamaran you’ll discover golden sand beaches, lush native forest, stunning coastal views, seal viewing and opportunities to swim in calm azure waters. The Vista Cruise features onboard café and easy access. 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 your return.

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Operated by Wilsons

From $429

Abel Tasman National Park

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From $75


146 Marlborough Accommodation

South Island

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

Raetihi Lodge

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Resort is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and charming décor. 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 to choose from, 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 a perfect option.

Nestled in a secluded bay of extraordinary beauty in the Marlborough Sounds is Raetihi Lodge – perfect 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 uniquely furnished with French doors that open onto the Village Green, the stream or your own private courtyard. The Monaco has its own awardwinning restaurant ‘The Orangerie’, three purpose built conference venues, pool, gym, a health and beauty spa, craftsman jeweller and hairdresser.

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Setting its own standards for gracious, unsurpassed hospitality, enjoy the comfort and tranquility of this special place. With 14 rooms and three different room types you can choose the option to best suit you with the Seaview rooms enjoying expansive view over the blue water of the Kenepuru Sound from your private deck. Garden rooms are tucked away in a quiet corner where you can unwind in the seclusion and serenity of the beautiful surrounding gardens. While the private Hillview rooms are comfortable and inviting. Do as much or as little as you like with walking, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and golf, all available from the lodge.

From $132

From $186

The Resurgence Luxury Eco-Lodge

Scenic Hotel Marlborough

With Nelson airport just 45 minutes away, this award-winning eco-lodge is the closest luxury accommodation to Abel Tasman National Park, giving you access to native birds, bush tracks and 20 hectares of wilderness. Dinner at The Lodge is a highlight, showcasing fresh local produce and fine Nelson wines. Child and smoke free, The Resurgence is a relaxed and friendly base for exploring Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, Golden Bay as well as Nelson art and wine trails. Boutique rooms and luxury self-contained Bush suites are available.

Scenic Hotel Marlborough brings a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to the heart of Marlborough wine country. The hotel is conveniently located just a short walk from the center of Blenheim and 20 minutes’ drive to the inter-island ferry terminal in Picton. The hotel offers a range of accommodation with 54 guest rooms including superior rooms, family rooms and a one-bedroom suite. A heated outdoor pool (Oct-Apr) and Seymours Restaurant & Bar are onsite, while courtesy transfers to and from the airport are included.

From $684

Vineyards, Marlborough All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $153


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Christchurch & Canterbury

The South Island’s largest city Christchurch, was sadly struct by

a large earthquake on the 22nd February 2011. Whilst much of the city center remains closed, Christchurch continues to be an important access point for many wonderful destinations and experiences around the Canterbury area.

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers Out of the 140 glaciers flowing from the soaring peaks of New Zealand's Southern Alps, only two creep as far as the lower rainforests, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. This phenomenon makes access to these ancient glaciers possible. Guided glacier walks, climbing experiences, heli-hike and scenic flights are available.

Christchurch City Package From $440

In Wanaka you can saddle up a horse or strap on the skis and embrace the great outdoors. If that sounds too energetic, slide into a café and absorb the lakeside scenery. Wanaka is also a handy base if you want to hike or climb in Mount Aspiring National Park.

West Coast

Day 2: A full-day TranzAlpine scenic train journey is included in your package. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth returning to Christchurch this evening. Day 3: Choose to extend your stay or your driver will meet you at your hotel today for shuttle coach transfer to the airport.

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With a population of only 31,000 people, the wildest side of New Zealand retains the feeling of a pioneer frontier. It’s a wild place known for its rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Legends and stories from the past cling to every feature of the landscape.

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Discover Christchurch

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises

The tour commences in the city before traveling to Mona Vale – an historic homestead and gardens, then on to the Sign of the Takahe – an historic building providing spectacular views over the city, Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. Travel to the seaside suburb of Sumner where you stop at Cave Rock before returning to Christchurch via the Port Hills, the Port of Lyttleton and the Lyttelton tunnel. Tour Code: CLT19

Depart Akaroa aboard the large modern catamaran, Black Cat, into the sweeping scenic splendor of Akaroa Harbour. Discover playful, rare New Zealand Hector's dolphins, fur seals, penguins and many other sea birds. Visit Cathedral Cave, and see everything from relics of the Maori and colonial past to a modern working salmon farm of today. The two-hour cruise departs daily from the Main Wharf in Akaroa. Swimming with dolphins is also available all year round in Akaroa. Black Cat Cruises is a previous winner of the Supreme New Zealand Tourism Award. 2-Hour Scenic Cruise

Operated by Canterbury

Operated by Black

Leisure Tours

From $58

Cat Cruises

From $72

TranzAlpine Arthurs Pass

Arthur's Pass - Train, Mountains & Forest

From Christchurch you’ll travel by road to the TranzAlpine train to journey through the Southern Alps, renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world. From Arthur’s Pass you will tour the national park and Otira Gorge by road prior to lunch in the village of Arthur’s Pass. Your return journey is by road through a magnificent scenic region, stopping on the way for an exhilarating jet boat ride through spectacular gorges of the Waimak River. You’ll also stop at a high country sheep farm for a tour, shearing and afternoon tea. Full Day Tour Incl. Train, Lunch, Jetboating & Farm. Tour Code: CLT06

Journey from Christchurch into the heart of Arthur’s Pass National Park by the TranzAlpine train. View spectacular mountain glaciers and the Otira Gorge. Take short walks to explore native bush, forests and waterfalls. Enjoy lunch at a country hotel. Visit the mysterious and sacred site of Kura Tawhiti (Castle Hill) an area of limestone cliffs and weatherworn, rain-smoothed 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. Tour Code: AP02

Operated by Canterbury

Operated by Canterbury

Leisure Tours

From $338

Trails

From $457

Chest Peak Alpine Landing

Akaroa - Cruise, Dolphins and Scenic Drive

From the HELiPRO Helicenter you fly west over the Canterbury Plains on track to the majestic Waimakariri Gorge, gateway to the Southern Alps. Enjoy the thrill of flying through this spectacular steep sided river canyon before climbing to land on the summit of the dramatic Chest Peak. Here you will enjoy expansive 360-degree views overlooking the Canterbury Plains and snow capped alpine mountains. After enjoying some light refreshments, you’ll board your helicopter and enjoy a thrilling descent over the Ashley River and Lee’s Valley for the return flight to Christchurch. Tour Code: HPR/C07

Travel along an extinct volcanic rim with stunning views of Banks Peninsula, Akaroa Harbour, the Pacific Ocean and remote 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. Take a nature cruise on the harbor with Black Cat Cruises and search for the 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 included. Tour Code: AK01

Operated by HELiPRO

Operated by Canterbury

From $684

Trails

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $331


South Island

149 Christchurch & Kaikoura Touring

Scenic Flight Whale Watching

Balloon Adventures Up Up and Away

In a typical 30 minute flight you will see the majestic sperm whale preparing for its next dive and up to 500 dusky dolphins playfully swimming. Occasional sightings include southern right, humpback, fin, sei, Bryde’s, pilot, southern bottlenose and blue whales. Other less frequent visitors to the area include common, Hector’s, Risso’s and southern right whale dolphins, as well as orca. Flying over Kaikoura Peninsula, you can see evidence of Maori fortifications (Pa sites), the township of Kaikoura and New Zealand fur seals relaxing on the rocks. Operated by Wings

Over Whales

From $169

Kaikoura - Whales, Wine, Mountains & Sea

Fly up, up and away in Christchurch/Canterbury, New Zealand with one of the world's most experienced ballooning companies. Canterbury's geography and climate are ideal for ballooning. Fly in view of the sun rising out of the ocean, toward snow-capped mountains. Beginning at sunrise, passengers are actively encouraged to help in the pre-flight preparation before boarding one of the six state-of-the-art balloons for an adventure you will never forget. You will spend approximately one hour in the air taking in 360-degree views of the stunning scenery. After landing you’ll celebrate with a glass of bubbly. Photos of the flight can be purchased. Approximately 4 hours

Operated by Balloon

Adventures Up Up and Away

From $308

Depart Christchurch and travel through rural North Canterbury to Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea. Join a Whale Watch cruise and experience the magic of seeing magnificent sperm whales and dusky dolphins up close. Enjoy a café lunch, discover the glorious vista from the Kaikoura Peninsula and view New Zealand fur seals. Experience local wines at the stunning Kaikoura Winery before returning to Christchurch. Your tour includes whale watch cruise, lunch, guided walks and informative commentary, picnic, teas, wine tastings and transfers. Tour Code: KA01 Operated by Canterbury

Trails

From $506

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Hanmer Springs Day Tour

Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals that can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic dusky dolphins. Travel by coach to Kaikoura and join a whale watch tour by boat or light aircraft – the choice is yours. Enjoy a café lunch and visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. On your return to Christchurch a stop will be made at a North Canterbury vineyard where a wine tasting has been arranged for your pleasure. Tour Code: CLT08

Visit the naturally picturesque and tranquil setting of Hanmer Springs. Enjoy the excitement of river rafting, jet boating or bungy jumping at Thrillseekers Canyon before visiting a working sheep farm. Once in Hanmer Springs lunch at the Garden House Café. In the afternoon the tour takes you up Jacks Pass into the mountains overlooking the Hanmer Plateau or, should you wish, spend the time exploring the village of Hanmer Springs. End the day by relaxing in the hot thermal pools Hanmer Springs is famous for. Tour Code: CLT04

Operated by Canterbury

Leisure Tours

From $284

Operated by Canterbury

Leisure Tours

From $284

Park in Christchurch All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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South Island

The George, Christchurch

The Chateau on the Park, Christchurch

Situated opposite Hagley Park and three miles from the airport, The Chateau on the Park is set in two hectares of landscaped gardens. Visit the Botanic Gardens, golf in Hagley Park, punt aon the River Avon. The Chateau on the Park is a world away from the stresses of city life. Relax and unwind in the landscaped gardens, award-winning restaurant or the cozy bar. Map Page 147 Ref 4

From $169

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

The George, a luxury boutique hotel, is the essence of supreme comfort and is renowned for offering a personalized stay and attentive staff. The décor is stylish and contemporary providing a relaxed but chic ambiance. Located in the heart of Christchurch overlooking the picturesque Hagley Park and river Avon, you will find a peaceful retreat just steps from Christchurch’s cultural precinct and key attractions. With 53 intimate, stylish refurbished rooms and suites, two award-winning restaurants and a one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio, impeccable service is guaranteed. The George was recognized as ‘New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and one of the top two New Zealand city hotels by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure magazines in 2009. It is the only luxury hotel in the south island with an Enviro Gold rating. Map Page 147 Ref 1

Reopening mid 2012. This city center hotel, has 171 chic rooms and suites. All have contemporary furnishings, air-conditioning, iPod docking station and Internet access. Hotel facilities include a spa, fitness center, bar, restaurant and full concierge service. Map Page 147 Ref 5

From $445

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Rydges Christchurch

Heritage Christchurch

With an anticipated reopening mid 2012, this iconic property offers panoramic views of the Southern Alps. Rydges Christchurch offers a choice of contemporary accommodation with an extensive range of facilities and services. Map Page 147 Ref 2

Reopening late 2012, Heritage Christchurch is a unique hotel located on Cathedral Square within easy walking distance of Hagley Park and comprises new hotel-style rooms in the modern tower and self contained suites in the beautifully restored 100 year-old Old Government Building. Resort facilities include heated indoor lap pool, spa pool, sauna, Maddisons Restaurant, Font Bar and Champs Elysées Beauty Day Spa. Map Page 147 Ref 6

On Request

From $243

Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, near Kaikoura

Located two minutes from Christchurch Airport, adjacent to the Antarctic Center and a 15-minute drive from the city center, Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport features 208 well-appointed rooms including newly refurbished superior rooms as well as comfortable premium and standard rooms. The hotel offers a 24/7 airport shuttle, recently refurbished restaurant and bar, pool, 24-hour reception and room service, free parking and seven conference venues accommodating up to 300 delegates. Room facilities include safety deposit boxes, Sky TV and high-speed internet access. Map Page 147 Ref 3

Located seven miles north of the world-renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura, Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses shares the land with a deer stud and olive grove, nestled between the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range and famed Mangamaunu Bay. A contemporary country lodge, featuring four lodge rooms, five luxury tree houses built in the canopy of a native Manuka grove and the Olive House Suite. Onsite facilities include outdoor lap pool, guest change room, sauna, gymnasium, beauty treatment and guest restaurant.

From $145

From $895

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Franz Josef Glacier Hiking

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier Guides gives you the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment with a range of hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability. Combining traditional guiding techniques with modern innovations they are able to access glacier terrain normally only seen by experienced mountaineers. From its origins high in the Southern Alps, the Franz Josef Glacier descends deep into the rainforest of Westland’s National Park, making it the world’s steepest and fastest flowing guided glacier. Full and Half Day Hiking available

Making the most of its alpine location, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier consists of two wings, each individual wing has its own charm and atmosphere and makes the most of the lush native bush surroundings and superb alpine views. Situated on the very edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will welcome you in true New Zealand style. The hotel offers 130 rooms, including Sky TV, minibar, fridge and internet access.

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Twin Glacier Helicopter

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

This is the perfect opportunity to get up close to the glaciers and touch snow. 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: Approx 30 minutes (including snow landing). Tour Code: HLF4

Located in the heart of Fox Glacier village, Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier offers convenient access to the many natural attractions of the area. The hotel has a wide range of accommodation 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.

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Hollyford Track

Punakaiki Resort

Located in spectacular Fiordland National Park, the dramatic Hollyford Track guided wilderness experience is one of New Zealand’s greatest walks. Explore snow-capped mountains, ancient native rainforest, pristine rivers and lakes, remote sand dunes, reef and surf. You’ll enjoy diverse experiences including hiking World Heritage area, native wildlife encounters, wilderness jet-boating, exploring historical sites and a Milford Sound scenic flight. Private lodges, fine cuisine, small groups and personal guides mean it's a great way to explore the very essence of New Zealand.

Situated on the wild West Coast, 30 minutes north of Greymouth and 984 feet south of the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, the resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park and only yards from the beach. The resort offers Standard Resort Rooms or Eco Suites, with ocean or rainforest views. All rooms are modern studio units with ensuite bathroom, Sky TV, and wireless internet. The rooms are designed in harmony with the local environment, offering privacy and seclusion.

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Track

From $1731

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Twin Glaciers Tours

Te Weheka Inn, Fox Glacier

Tour to/from Greymouth taking in the renowned Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and beautiful Lake Matheson, in the Te Wahi Pounamu World Heritage area. Their guides’ intimate knowledge of local people, places and stories will entertain and enthral visitors as you stop at ancient lakes, hike the glacier valley and stroll the forested lake edge. Little known ‘hidden gems’ are revealed, while the frequent stops allow you to discover the amazing scenery the locals live with. Full Day Tour

Distinction Te Weheka is nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps, in the quaint township of Fox Glacier on the West Coast of New Zealand. This boutique hotel offers 20 King rooms, all with spacious bedrooms and private balconies, as well as underfloor heating in the bedroom and bathroom. Relax in the upstairs guest lounge with stunning views of the surroundings, or escape to the luxury of your spacious bedroom and relax on the balcony with a glass of wine.

Operated by Kea

West Coast Tours

From $276

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

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Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass is nestled in the heart of the Southern Alps. Discover wild nature and experience the 2,400-hectare nature reserve and high country merino sheep station. Walk from your room into a natural paradise of beech forest, moss-lined streams and lakes. Your nature guides will help you to explore this special place the first Maori visitors called ‘Te Ko Awa a Aniwaniwa - Valley of the Mother of the Rainbows’. You can also discover the Arthur’s Pass National Park and Craigieburn Forest Park. The lodge has 20 Mountain View rooms and four luxurious Alpine Spa Lodges. They feature gourmet food and an extensive wine selection.

This is where fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins meet wilderness forests, lakes and rivers. You’ll discover spectacular beaches and untouched rainforests between pristine lakes and rivers draining from the snow capped Southern Alps. The lodge has 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. There are 12 miles of forest, river and seacoast walking tracks and a fleet of canoes in front of your room.

The price includes accommodation, four-course dinner, full breakfast and three hours of guided nature and farm trips daily. Travel to the lodge by car or the TranzAlpine train. Minimum two-night stay recommended.

The price includes accommodation, four-course dinner, breakfast and two hours of guided nature or canoe trips daily. Brown trout fishing is available all year. Penguin season is from August till December. Kayak, walk and beach comb for treasures or drive north one hour to Fox Glacier.

From $777

From $777

Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Newly developed Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a stunning, unique lodge-style hotel surrounded by native rainforest on New Zealand’s beautiful West Coast. Nestled between the mountains and the sea with a World Heritage glacier just minutes away, this exclusive retreat offers an experience you simply won’t find anywhere else. Guest rooms have been designed with both comfort and environmental preservation top of mind. In-room features include a heat pump to maximize guest comfort, a pillow menu, luxurious bed linen, as well as a private balcony or courtyard.

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 lake and earth tones. Rakinui Restaurant serves local New Zealand specialities in a delightful setting with breathtaking lake views.

From $680

From $215

Mountains High / Alpine Explorer Mt Cook

Discover Mt Cook

Experience this magnificent environment with a high alpine helicopter flight over the Ben Ohau Mountains. 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 its surrounding peaks. Prepare yourself for an amazing alpine landing where you will be able to play in the snow. Enjoy expansive views down the Tasman Valley on your return to base. 30 minute or 45 minute Heli

Travel to Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park through beautiful farming countryside that’s in view of the majestic Southern Alps. At Lake Tekapo visit the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd that stands on the lake foreshore, before heading to Mt Cook Village. Here you will be mesmerised by the alpine surroundings and the sight of Aoraki/Mt Cook – New Zealand’s highest mountain. Spend time enjoying lunch (own expense) or exploring Mt Cook Village. Tours operate daily from Christchurch and Queenstown. Full Day Tour

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All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

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153 Wanaka

Siberia Wilderness Adventure Heli-Walk-Jetboat

Edgewater

A ‘must-do’ activity when visiting New Zealand, this half-day wilderness experience combines a spectacular 20-minute glacier helicopter flight, a three-hour valley walk and 30-minute jet boat safari back to base.

With lawns stretching right to the water’s edge of Lake Wanaka, Edgewater is a welcoming retreat. It is the perfect destination for you to experience all that Central Otago’s seasons have to offer. The long, hot summers fade slowly into beautiful autumn colors, before the clear mountain air promises snow and crisp winter days. As the snowfalls melt, spring returns with its lush, bright greens.

Start your experience in Makarora with a scenic helicopter flight taking in aerial views of the towering ice carved mountains and glaciers. Land in the remote Siberia Valley and enjoy a relaxing three-hour walk on a well-marked track. You will rendezvous later for a fast-paced return via river jet safari. Suitable for most ages with medium energy levels required, this is a great value combo. Heli-Walk-Jetboat

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River Jets

Whatever the season, at Edgewater you’ll find something unique. From delicious regional café and restaurant fare to a selection of tailored activities and rejuvenation packages. With hotel suite and apartment accommodation options, Edgewater have genuine local knowledge that complements the inviting accommodation and enticing seasonal menu.

From $613

From $224

Lake Wanaka All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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South Island

The resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated, fun, and

fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited to almost any kind of adventure; but it is just as well known as a place for indulgence. Adventure activities include snow sports, bungy jumping, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting.

Fiordland

Queenstown City Package

The power of Fiordland’s scenery never fails to enthral travelers. Waterfalls tumble hundreds of yards into massive fiords, ancient rainforest clings impossibly to the mountains, while shimmering lakes and granite peaks remain today as they did a thousand years ago.

From $380

Milford Sound On a still day in Milford Sound, the waters of the fiord reflect a perfect image of the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak. A cruise is the best way to appreciate the grandeur of Milford, while in torrential rain the mountain walls come to life with thousands of waterfalls.

Day 1: Upon arrival in Queenstown, shuttle transfer to your chosen hotel. Day 2: A full-day tour including return transfers and a Milford Sound cruise is included in your package. At Milford Sound, the onboard nature guides are passionate about sharing the fiord’s natural beauty and detailing its flora and fauna. There is plenty of time available to explore points of interest and view stunning scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and the towering peaks. Remember to keep a look out for wildlife. Day 3: Enjoy a leisurely day by Lake Wakitpu or pre-book from our recommended activities. Day 4: Choose to extend your stay or your driver will meet you at your hotel today for shuttle coach transfer to the airport. Ha

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Queenstown Touring

TSS Earnslaw and 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 over 96 years. Disembark at Walter Peak High Country Farm to experience farming life. Watch the farmer shear a sheep and sheep dogs working stock. Other Walter Peak options include horse-trekking, cycling, barbecue lunch cooked on the terrace or traditional carvery-style evening dining in the Colonel’s Homestead. Operated by Real

Journeys

From $72

Original Wine Tour

Your adventure begins with a short briefing before you will be taken to the most exciting jet boat ride: Shotover Jet. Speed through rocky canyons as you experience the famous ‘Hamilton 360’ spins. From here at Cavells Rafting Lodge, you’ll change into full rafting gear and climb aboard a twin turbine helicopter for a spectacular roller coaster flight into Skippers Canyon. Landing at Deep Creek, you will meet your rafting guide for a full safety briefing. Rafting peaceful waters at first, you will have time to practice your paddling techniques before hearing the roar of the ‘Mother’ section. Your heart will be pumping as you paddle through 'Squeeze', 'Toilet', 'Oh Shit' and 'Pinball'. Finally you arrive at the Oxenbridge Tunnel and raft 170m through darkness before splashing out through your last rapid, 'Cascade'. No experience necessary. Water confidence required. Half Day Tour

Join the ‘Original Tour’ for an in-depth introduction with wine tastings at four wineries, an underground wine cave tour and viewing of Queenstown's original bungy jump. Winery lunch may be purchased. Alternatively relaxed and leisurely, the ‘Summer Sampler Wine Tour’ operates October through April. This tour includes tastings at two wineries, an underground wine cave tour, cheese presentation and tasting and a winery lunch selected off the menu. Both wine tours operate daily, departing at 12.30pm. Tour Code: QTWNWINE ORIG & QTWNWINE SS

Operated by Queenstown

Rafting

From $419

Operated by Queenstown

Wine Trail

From $132

Walter Peak Guided Cycling

Skyline Gondola and Buffet Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely cycle along a quiet backcountry road through tussock high country with 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 required. 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. Tour Code: RJ530

Transport yourself to new heights by scenic gondola to enjoy Queenstown's most spectacular views and a mouth-watering ‘Taste of New Zealand’ buffet of legendary proportions in the Skyline Restaurant. Feast on sumptuous seafood, roast meats, salads and delicious desserts. Tiered seating guarantees stunning views from every table. Plus there's casual dining available during the day in the Skyline Café. There are more activities to choose from with the Skyline Luge, Kiwi Haka, souvenir shop and walks.

Operated by Real

Operated by Skyline

Journeys

From $205

Queenstown

From $77

Dart River Wilderness and Funyak Safaris

Safari of the Scenes

Queenstown's Dart River Jet Safaris are unique combinations of breathtaking World Heritage scenery, exciting wilderness jet boating, Maori heritage and inspiring adventure. It’s these 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 discovery of the Wilderness Safari, or the unique Funyak Safari adventure where you will experience ‘New Zealand's Most Sensational Journey’. Tour Code: DRJS/WS

Queenstown's original 4WD safari company celebrates over 20 years of backcountry adventures. Created to capture the very essence of small group touring, these same principles still drive the company today. They remain fun and informative while getting you in touch with your surroundings. Whether enjoying Lord of the Rings locations, backcountry pioneer history, Skippers Canyon or Macetown, the knowledgeable guides ensure an entertaining and educational experience. A maximum of six clients per guide ensures a very personal experience and one to be treasured. Half Day Tour

(WILDERNESS SAFARI) & DRJS/FS (FUNYAK SAFARI)

Operated by Wilderness,

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From $203

Operated by Nomad

Safaris

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $131


156 Queenstown Touring

South Island

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Day Tour

This relaxing cruise has special appeal for the independent traveler. The onboard nature guides will share the fiord’s natural beauty and detail its flora and fauna. Onboard you will explore points of interest and view stunning scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and the towering peaks. Be sure to keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season. Transport is available in a luxury glass-roofed coach from Te Anau or Queenstown. Or choose to fly over spectacular alpine scenery (subject to weather). Tour Code: RJ200

Journey across the Southern Alps and travel deep into the Homer Tunnel. Uncover Eglinton Valley, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, and then walk across The Chasm. At the deep waters of Milford Sound, board your one hour and 45 minute Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. See the wonders of Mitre Peak the incredible waterfalls and the wide array of wildlife that call this amazing part of the world home. After your cruise return to Queenstown by coach. Alternatively book a scenic flight.

Operated by Real

Operated by Great

Journeys

From $93

Sights

From $215

Milford Sound Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise

Doubtful Sound Fiordland Navigator Overnight Cruise

An overnight cruise in Milford Sound onboard the Milford Mariner is the ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience. In Milford Sound, you will board the purpose-built overnight cruise vessel, Milford Mariner. Once settled in to your private cabin with ensuite bathroom, you will cruise the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea offering stunning views of waterfalls, wildlife, rainforest and mountains with commentary from an experienced onboard nature guide.

Indulge in an overnight cruise in the long southern twilight providing a very special dinner, bed and breakfast experience. From Manapouri, cruise across picturesque Lake Manapouri to West Arm before boarding a coach through dense rainforest over Wilmot Pass to Doubtful Sound. Purpose built, the Fiordland Navigator offers private cabins, spacious viewing decks, a comfortable dining saloon and the opportunity to launch kayaks or explore in tender crafts.

The spacious decks let you view the wilderness scenery and wildlife such as fur seals, dolphins and rare penguins when in season. Anchor overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove with options such as kayaking and tender craft excursions. The next morning, after a hot breakfast, there is time for further cruising on the fiord before returning to the Milford wharf. Coach connections available from Te Anau and Queenstown. Tour Code: RJ250

Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Doubtful Sound offering stunning views of waterfalls, wildlife, rainforest and mountains with commentary from an experienced onboard nature guide. The vessel then anchors overnight in one of Doubtful Sound’s hidden arms. The following morning, after a full breakfast, there is further cruising before retracing your steps to Manapouri. Coach connections are available from Te Anau and Queenstown. Tour Code: RJ350

Operated by Real

Journeys

From $338

Operated by Real

Journeys

From $461

Milford Sound Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise

Milford Sound is awe-inspiring; sheer cliffs, tumbling waterfalls and cheeky wildlife. Join Southern Discoveries on a luxury, spacious scenic cruise or get up close to the wildlife and try pure glacial water on an interactive Encounter Nature small boat cruise. Explore the full 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 Center and Underwater Observatory or try their new kayaking option.

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 most dense rainforest. On reaching Deep Cove, passengers board a modern catamaran for a three-hour cruise exploring the waterways of this serene and isolated fiord. Keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and, in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguin. Tour Code: RJ301

Operated by Southern

Operated by Real

Discoveries

From $89

Journeys

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $229


South Island

157 Queenstown Touring & Accommodation

Milford Track Guided Day Walk

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

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 and walk beside the Clinton River from Glade Wharf to Glade House for a leisurely lunch. The views are magnificent as you walk further up the valley through forest, grassy flats and wetlands. The gradient is gentle with four to five hours of easy walking. Arrive at Neale Burn River and enjoy the spectacular alpine views before returning along the track to Te Anau. Tour Code: RJ410

The journey begins with a cruise across Lake Te Anau to Cavern House on the western shores onboard the luxury purpose-built catamaran, Luminosa. An experienced nature guide takes you underground in small groups 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. Finally, 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. Tour Code: RJ400

Operated by Real

Operated by Real

Journeys

From $202

Journeys

From $58

Cityscape of Queenstown

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

This urban hotel with park-like surroundings and the alpine views offers luxury accommodation while being a short stroll from Queenstown's town center. The 19 spacious rooms, all with designer touches, bring affordable luxury to the sophisticated traveler. Enjoy Central Otago wine and canapés in the stylish Remarkables Lounge while the knowledgeable hosts provide specialized advice on local attractions. A delicious a la carte breakfast is available, the ideal way to start that adventure-filled day.

From $390

The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Millbrook Resort

The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments Queenstown is the new gateway to the ‘True South’. The absolute lakefront hotel and apartments offer a rare blend of luxury accommodation, 21st century infrastructure, unique service features and passionate staff. The Rees Hotel Queenstown's stylish accommodation options include 60 spacious hotel rooms and 90 luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments featuring large terraces showcasing Lake Wakatipu and/or The Remarkable mountains, super king sized beds, under floor heating, flat screen televisions with 25 Sky channels and 60 on demand movies.

The supreme luxury Millbrook Resort near Queenstown is a secluded haven with an internationally renowned reputation. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Millbrook features a full range of stylish accommodation, stone-clad buildings with a 150-year history, three multi award-winning cuisine options, 27-hole world-class golf course, golf academy with New Zealand’s most sophisticated technology, an extensive health and fitness center, award-winning spa facilities and several miles of hiking and biking trails.

Each month their award-winning chef creates new menus for their True South Dining Room to showcase the spectacular produce available in Central Otago. Quiet, private and conveniently, located just a few minutes’ drive from Queenstown’s center, The Rees epitomizes southern hospitality at its finest.

Guests delight in a personalized and dedicated service while enjoying Millbrook’s fourseason appeal. Millbrook is more than a premier 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 a short five-minute drive to the historic Arrowtown.

From $195 All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $113


158 Queenstown Accommodation

South Island

Scenic Suites Queenstown

Crowne Plaza Queenstown

A luxurious hotel, Scenic Suites Queenstown offers guests exquisite style, comfort and spectacular views of Queenstown and the surrounding areas. Being located on Stanley Street, elevated just above the town center, this is a perfect base from which to explore. The hotel has 84 superior rooms and one-bedroom suites. Most rooms have spectacular 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 154 Ref 1

Boasting an unrivalled in-town location with spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, the hotel is located mere steps away from Queenstown’s vibrant shopping center. Stunning facilities including an award-winning onsite restaurant, world-class services and state-of-the-art technology. All guestrooms feature LCD TVs, designer furnishings and private balconies with views of either the beautiful lake, the Remarkables mountain range, or the tranquil green oasis of the private central courtyard. Map Page 154 Ref 4

From $197

From $202

Heritage Queenstown

Oaks Shores Resort

An award-winning European-style alpine lodge with stunning lake and mountain views, Heritage Queenstown is just minutes from the town center. Sumptuous rooms include suites and self-contained three-bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens and open plan lounge/dining areas. Relax after a day spent sightseeing or on the famous ski fields in the resort-style facilities including heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and spa. Map Page 154 Ref 2

Located on the very scenic Lake Wakatipu, Oaks Shores is a luxuriously appointed apartment-style hotel in the most popular New Zealand ski resort town, Queenstown. Accommodation includes one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, all with under floor heating, double glazed windows and superb kitchens/kitchenettes and bathrooms. There are also three and four bedroom Penthouses offering absolute style and comfort, and studio hotel rooms which feature tea and coffee making facilities, under floor heating and ensuite bathrooms. Map Page 154 Ref 4

From $182

From $174

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

The Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown Lakefront is conveniently located within walking distance to the center of Queenstown and just a short stroll from the picturesque Lake Wakatipu.

Relax in an air of timeless elegance and experience a resort that captures the essence of a truly unique region. Millennium Hotel Queenstown is located on Frankton Road, the main road into Queenstown, just four miles from the airport and only minutes away from the Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities.

The hotel blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly personal service. Copthorne Hotel & Resort features 241 superior guest rooms including five suites, some with balconies overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Views from the Lakefront Restaurant are almost as spectacular as the cuisine itself. Fresh New Zealand produce is accompanied by brilliant vistas of the lake and mountains. This stylish hotel holds Qualmark Enviro Gold status for its sustainable practices.

Whatever your leisure, the Millennium Hotel Queenstown will enhance your sojourn in this glorious region. All of the 220 elegant rooms and suites are appointed with those touches of luxury that qualify a Millennium worldwide. The Observatory Restaurant is one of Queenstown's finest dining experiences. You will appreciate the attentive yet discreet service. Map Page 154 Ref 5

Map Page 154 Ref 3

STAY 4

PAY 3

From $191

STAY 4

PAY 3

All ‘From Prices’ for accommodation are ‘per room’ and tours are ‘per person’ and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $214


South Island Distinction Nugget Point, Queenstown

159 Queenstown & Te Anau

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Dating back to 1883, this landmark building now blends Dunedin’s distinctive charm and heritage with the modern day comforts. The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, enjoys a premium location in the heart of the city. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theaters, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. The hotel features 178 stylish rooms and suites, extensive hotel facilities, and a very high standard of service.

From $220

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Distinction Nugget Point is a boutique hotel in Queenstown, offering 36 luxurious rooms, and stunning views of the Shotover River and mountains beyond. This intimate hotel has a lodge-type feel, and all rooms feature spacious lounge and bedroom areas as well as their own private patio or balcony. The beautiful Spa at Nugget Point offers a place for indulgence and pampering, with jetted spa, sauna, marbled plunge pools, mosaic rain showers, relaxation areas and plenty of treatments to choose from. Private treatment rooms are also available with stunning river and mountain views. Map Page 154 Ref 7

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas is set on the shores of Lake Te Anau. The 112 luxuriously appointed rooms offer stunning views of beautiful Lake Te Anau, or the extensive garden setting of the hotel. Enjoy the very best cuisine in the MacKinnon Room Restaurant, and uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau from the Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace. Distinction Te Anau also offers the largest hotel-based events center in the region, including the only lakefront wedding chapel in Te Anau. Guests are free to unwind in the outdoor heated swimming pool, spa and sauna. From $136

From $238

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Located in one of the most picturesque settings in the world, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside combines a stunning lakefront and in-town position with contemporary and stylish décor and attentive professional service. This fresh, modern hotel offers guests superb, uninterrupted views as well as the excellent Elements Restaurant and the Elements Café and Bar. Just 30 seconds from the cosmopolitan town center and Queenstown’s iconic activities, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is the perfect hotel to start your Queenstown experience. Map Page 154 Ref 8 From $185

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

With the airport only a ten-minute scenic drive away, Rydges Lakeland Resort is situated on the shores of Queenstown’s beautiful Lake Wakatipu. One of Queenstown’s largest hotels, the property is just a five-minute flat walk along the lakefront to the center of town and all its attractions. With 255 rooms, most with spectacular lake views, Rydges Lakeland has a variety of rooms to suit all travelers. The onsite Ben Lomond Restaurant is a stylish casual restaurant offering delicious contemporary New Zealand cuisine serving breakfast and dinner. Map Page 154 Ref 9 STAY 4

PAY 3

From $159

View of Lake Wakatipu

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160 Dunedin & Stewart Island

South Island

Otago Peninsula, Wildlife and Larnach Castle

Camp Estate

Camp Estate is a glamorous stone manor, positioned on Larnach Castle land, on the Otago Peninsula. Camp Estate features a grand marble staircase on entry, and five well-appointed bedrooms capturing both pastoral and harbor views. Key features of the rooms include neo classic décor 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 complimentary access to Larnach Castle and Garden. From $404

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

No visit to New Zealand would be complete without seeing the unique wildlife that Dunedin is world renowned for. See the Northern Royal Albatross, Yellow-Eyed Penguin and up to 20 species of other bird and marine life in their natural and otherwise inaccessible environment on the beautiful Otago Peninsula and Harbor. As three-time NZ Tourism Award Winners, their experienced staff and guides will show you a piece of paradise – described by world renowned wildlife expert Dr David Bellamy as ‘the finest example of eco-tourism in the world.’ Tours are fully guided with commentaries, information sheets in a number of languages, jackets, binoculars, refreshments and a licensed bar, which all add to passenger comfort and enjoyment. Suitable for all fitness levels tours offer complimentary pick up and drop off from city accommodation. Penguin Place, Larnach Castle and Royal Albatross Center are all optional inclusions. Half Day & Full day tour available ex Dunedin

Operated by Monarch

Wildlife Cruises & Tours

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is just two blocks from the Octagon in the heart of the city, and is close to shops, parks and the best city attractions and services. Guests visiting for business or lesuire will find the central Dunedin hotel accommodation extremely convenient. The Scenic Hotel Dunedin City provides excellent contemporary accommodation featuring 110 spacious guest rooms with modern styling, some with attractive harbor views. The Princes on Dowling Restaurant is open daily and is the perfect location for observing the central city.

From $226

From $202

Larnach Lodge

Stewart Island Ferry Service

Being built beside the original historic stables and over the foundations of old farm buildings, Larnach Lodge was designed as a recreation of a colonial farm building, positioned with spectacular harbor, ocean and Peninsula views. Lodge guests may dine in a castle dining room. Included in the accommodation package is a cooked breakfast served in the historic stables and entry to Larnach Castle. The lodge is central to the Otago Peninsula wildlife attractions including the Royal Albatross Colony and the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve

Stewart Island is a haven for nature-lovers, walkers and people wanting a peaceful retreat from the modern world. 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 transport from Invercargill to Bluff to connect with ferry departures to Stewart Island. Then experience Foveaux Strait in comfort and style onboard the express catamarans. During the one-hour crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island, keep a look out for wildlife, especially sea birds. Tour Code: RJ5500/RJ5510

From $277

Operated by Real

Journeys

From $71

Paterson Inlet Cruise

Stewart Island Lodge

The Paterson Inlet Cruise is a 2.5-hour excursion exploring Paterson Inlet with a onehour guided walk on Ulva Island – 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 Paterson Inlet. In small, personalized groups, your guided walk follows on well-formed tracks through native podocarp forest and includes a comprehensive commentary.

Stewart Island Lodge is a peaceful island retreat nestled in native bush on Stewart 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 surrounding 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. In the evening, your hosts will join you in the guest lounge for pre-dinner drinks and a selection of appetisers representing the best of local fare.

Tour Code: RJ5590

Operated by Real

Journeys

From $83

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From $297


Sunspots International

DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS Deposits of $200.00 (non-refundable) per person are due within 10 days of booking. Along with this deposit may be additional deposit requests for hotel and cruises. Final payments are due 60 days from departure unless airline requires early ticketing. Documents will be sent approximately two weeks before departure. Only full payment guarantees rates. CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS 1) Unused portions of your tour should be considered non-refundable regardless of statements made by local parties, subject to review by our staff upon your return. 2) All cancellations of packages paid by credit card will incur a 3% credit card fee in addition to the stated fees. 3) The distinction between a change and a cancellation in regards to fees charged shall be maintaining at least 50% of the original itineraries dates and time shall be deemed a change. ALL other circumstances will be treated as a cancellation. 4) Passenger names must match passports exactly. Name changes will incur change fees. CHANGE FEES UPON FULL PAYMENT: $100 PER PERSON HOTEL CHANGE FEES: $10 PER PERSON, PER HOTEL CHANGE FEE AFTER DOCUMENTS ARE ISSUED: $200 PER BOOKING Other restrictions and penalties may apply per the fare rule and are not limited to the above amounts. Many resorts have very strict change or cancellation penalties. The resort policy will apply to their portions of the reservation. CANCELLATION OUTSIDE 30 DAYS: Loss of deposit plus any hotel, airline, cruise fees applicable CANCELLATION 8-30 DAYS PRIOR: 50% of package price plus any hotel, airline, cruise fees applicable. CANCELLATION 0-7 DAYS PRIOR: 100% non-refundable GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS Responsibility Sunspots International acts solely as the agent in arranging all services contracted for in your tour. The operator is not responsible for injury, loss, accidents or any other cause to person or property purchased under the participants contract. In the event that services outlined in the package cannot be provided due to delay or other causes beyond the control of the operator, the operator will exercise efforts to provide comparable service where possible. Travel Insurance Sunspots International strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance. Please inquire for our rates. Price guarantee Due to fluctuations in foreign currency as well as airline fares, Sunspots Int’l can only guarantee prices for packages that are paid in full at the time of reservations. Due to changes in the tourism industry new taxes, at times, seem to reflect the flavor of the day. Sunspots will make every effort to protect you from these types of increases; however, we may find it necessary from time to time to pass these on to you the consumer.

161 Terms & Conditions

PLEASE BE ADVISED A VISA IS REQUIRED FOR U.S. CITIZENS TO TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA. SUNSPOTS INTERNATIONAL WILL ISSUE YOUR VISA FOR YOU. A PASSPORT COPY IS REQUIRED. PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED TO ALL SOUTH PACIFIC DESTINATIONS. MOST COUNTRIES COLLECT A DEPARTURE TAX, VERIFY UPON ENTRY OR WITH YOUR TRAVEL AGENT. VISAS ARE ISSUED FOR UNITED STATES CITIZENS UPON ENTRY TO TAHITI. TIPPING IS NOT CUSTOMARY IN THE COOK ISLAND AND OFFENDS LOCALS. GENERALIZED CAR RENTAL POLICIES Driver must have a valid drivers license and must also be at least 25 years of age. Some car companies may have exceptions to the rule and additional surcharges may apply. Driver must carry a major credit card in drivers name or you may be subject to put down a cash deposit and also purchase rental insurance. If your flight is delayed please call your car rental company, or representative to avoid a no-show cancellation of your reservation. In many of our destinations motor scooters or motorcycles are available for rent. Sunspots International strongly urges extreme caution before you participate in this type of activity. It’s dangers and the lack of high quality medical cars in most cases makes it not worth the risk to participate. 1. PLEASE CHECK YOUR DOCUMENTS Call us if you have any questions. 2. RECONFIRM YOUR RETURN OR CONTINUING FLIGHTS 24 hours for domestic and 72 hours for international. Failure to use any reservations will result in automatic cancellation of all continuing and return reservations. Please advise the airlines if your travel plans change enroute. 3. CHECK-IN Allow a minimum check in time of 2 hours for domestic flights and 3 hours for international flights. 4. FARE RESTRICTIONS Most discount fares involve certain restrictions. A change in carrier, flights or routings could result in higher fares or no credit/refund of your existing ticket. 5. REFUNDS From airlines, hotels and other suppliers will be made to our customers only after we have received the monies from these sources. Refunds, reissue and/or cancellations are subject to agency’s professional fees as well as fees charged by suppliers. 6. NEW SECURITY MEASURES Forbid the transportation of numerous articles commonly used. If you are not sure of the transportability of items please contact your travel agent. Security delays are receiving little compassion from airlines worldwide. 7. BAGGAGE WEIGHT LIMITS Are being reduced from 70lbs to 50lbs with significant charges for overweight baggage. Most local flights within your South Pacific destinations allow 32lbs per piece of luggage. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the states of California, Oregon or Washington. California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account or a bond. Sunspots International has a trust account.


Sunspots International 1918 N.E. 181st Portland OR 97230 OST # 81/CST#2042720-40/WST#602174620 Email: info1@sunspotsintl.com

OFFICE HOURS Reservations: Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm (Pacific Time) For all reservations and further information call (800) 266-6115 or fax (503) 661-7771

Sunspots International - Destination Australia & New Zealand 2012-13  

Australia, New Zealand Travel Brochure

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