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TRAVEL EXPERTS ~ AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS

PLANNER DOWN UNDER ANSWERS TRAVEL 2014-2015

DOWN UNDER ANSWERS TRAVEL EXPERTS ~ AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS

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NEW ZEALAND FIJI • TAHITI COOK ISLANDS • VANUATU SAMOA• PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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Be prepared to forget everything you know about flying. At Air New Zealand we're committed to delivering a world-class flight experience to every customer. Fly with us to experience award-winning innovations like the Economy Skycouch™ and Premium Economy Spaceseat™. North American services include non-stop flights to New Zealand from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Vancouver, and Los Angeles non-stop to the Cook Islands and London. Once in New Zealand, you can fly on to 8 cities in Australia and access the many islands of the South Pacific. A proud member of the Star Alliance, Air New Zealand passengers enjoy reciprocal loyalty rewards, services and greater connectivity through the Alliance’s global network of airline partners. It’s who we are – Ko matou enei.


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About us Vacations we offer Resources to help you plan your vacation Accommodation passes & apartments Getting around Rental cars Motorhomes AAT Kings touring Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Indigenous experiences

Australia Foldout map Helpful information Escorted touring The Great Australian Air Cruise Experiences of a lifetime Self-drive vacations Suggested Australian experiences Pre & post cruise stopovers Rail journeys Sydney, New South Wales Beyond Sydney Queensland Cairns Palm Cove Port Douglas Beyond Cairns Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Brisbane & the Sunshine Way Melbourne, Victoria Beyond Melbourne Adelaide, South Australia Beyond Adelaide Kangaroo Island Red Centre, Northern Territory Darwin, the Top End Hobart, Tasmania Perth, Western Australia Beyond Perth

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New Zealand Foldout map Helpful information Small group touring APT touring Escorted touring Self-drive vacation Middle-earth encounter Classic New Zealand Wine Trail Active independent touring Auckland The Coromandel Bay of Islands Rotorua Taupo Hawke’s Bay Wellington Marlborough, South Island Abel Tasman National Park Christchurch & Canterbury West Coast Queenstown & beyond Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

South Pacific Foldout map Helpful information Fiji Islands Tahiti The Cook Islands Vanuatu Samoa Papua New Guinea Terms & conditions


02 Those of us who work in this industry know that travel is essentially about people. Yes, we go to see wondrous sights new and old, scenery different from our own, and to enjoy experiences that are unique from those we can find at home. But the memories we treasure most are of the people that we meet, and the people that we travel with.

I often receive emails and letters from our clients telling me about their amazing vacations and sharing with me their most memorable moments. I love reading these letters and hearing firsthand how a trip impacted their life.

father holding his own young son at the same location in Sydney. Both of these photos warmed my heart. As a father, I would love to know that the trips I take with my children make such a positive impression on them, and that 40 years later they’d want to recreate these memories with their own children.

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I’m not in a hurry to be a grandfather, mind you, but, as The Byrds sang: “To everything – turn, turn, turn – there is a season.”

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This Travel Planner offers a number of exciting travel possibilities, but if the experience you are looking for is not listed, we’ll find it for you. Our partners in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Vanuatu, the Cook Islands, Samoa and Papua New Guinea have access to virtually any accommodation or tour you would ever want.

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We take pride in our unparalleled travel knowledge and employ staff who have either lived in, or regularly visited these areas and who are wonderful resources for you to work oneon-one with to build your ultimate itinerary.

people, your Australian, New Zealand or South Pacific vacation will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

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Down Under Answers has been providing personalized vacations to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands for more than twenty years.

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I can’t think of a better way to celebrate life’s inevitable seasons than traveling with loved An agent recently sent a note to me along with ones, and knowing that they may one day two photos. Both photos featured a man with a recreate these travel experiences with their young boy sitting on his lap and were taken at children and grandchildren. the same place on Sydney Harbour’s foreshore. With gratitude, The first photo was taken in 1973 and captures the agent’s client, Geoff, as a young boy, sitting on his father’s lap. The second photo was taken Kirk Demeter President & Owner in 2013, 40 years later, and shows Geoff as a

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Vacations we offer

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Customized independent vacations

Rail journeys

Let our Destination Specialists use their extensive knowledge to create the perfect vacation that suits your style, taste and budget. We can tailor all the arrangements for you whether it is an Australian adventure or a South Pacific island hop, let our Destination Specialists share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

Australia and New Zealand feature some of the great train journeys of the world. From the Ghan to the Indian Pacific, the TranzAlpine to the Northern Explorer – there is a train trip for everyone. Small ship cruising

If you are looking for a different perspective on the world, take to the water and soak up the Coach touring can be a very simple and views. We have included some of our favorite convenient way to see Australia or New Zealand. small ship cruises and expedition style cruising We have included many of the most popular that lets you see more. escorted vacations in this Travel Planner to Special interests show you how easy it can be to see the South Whether you’re looking for a round of golf, a Pacific when someone else takes care of all your hiking vacation, a dive trip or perhaps to attend arrangements. a sporting event, we can hook you up. Your touring, hotels and most of your meals are included which leaves you with time to take Active & adventure Escorted touring

photos, listen to the commentary and enjoy the view from the road. Independent coach touring If you like flexibility, but also want peace of mind, choose a pre-set itinerary that allows you freedom and convenience. Private charters & personalized tours Let us create personalized, private experiences to suit your specific needs. Whether it is for a small group or you just prefer a tailor-made itinerary, our Destination Specialists can help.

From the Outback to the islands, we cater to the active traveler and can provide an extensive range of tours to get your heart racing. Working holiday Want to live and work in Australia or New Zealand? Ask about our working holiday programs that can assist you with job placements and discounted travel. Air only Just looking for a flight? We can certainly assist with competitive airfares.

Destination weddings, honeymoons & romance Thinking of a wedding in Sydney, a honeymoon in an overwater bungalow in Tahiti or a romantic getaway to the South Pacific? We can set these up. Beds of flowers, secluded picnics, champagne breakfasts… you get the picture. Ask about our romantic packages, bonus offers and ideas we have for your celebrations.

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04 Resources to help you plan your vacation Down Under Answers wants to make your vacation planning as seamless as possible. We understand that you want options before you decide to travel – so here are a few ways we’re making your research less time-consuming.

Destination Specialists Our team offers highly personalized service and lots of one-on-one contact with you. Let us share our knowledge and passion for the South Pacific.

www.duatravel.com Our easy to navigate website has everything you’ll need – maps, vacation ideas, hot deals, blogs, helpful information and tips, frequently asked questions and hotel and tour descriptions.

Down Under Answers' Tour Protection Plan & Insurance Protect your travel investment and your trip with Down Under Answers’ Tour Protection Plan. We strongly recommend that you purchase our Tour Protection Plan, which covers non-refundable tour costs and cancellation fees, should you need to cancel or interrupt your trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Complete benefit descriptions are available on request.

Symbols and Abbreviations For a quick reference on the features of certain hotels and tours, refer to our symbols guide: Accommodation Styles

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(MT) Morning Tea

(FD) Featured Dinner

(L) Lunch

(FL) Featured Lunch

(HD) Highlight Dinner

(D) Dinner

(AT) Afternoon tea

Island Resort Accommodation Facilities

Touring Activities

Meals

Bonus Offers

† Bonus offers apply on additional dates, ask for more details.

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Resources / PLANNING YOUR VACATION

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Airline Partners We partner with the best airlines in the industry and we know that they are as committed to your comfort, safety and service as we are. Air New Zealand

Kia Ora and welcome aboard. Experience the magic and romance of flying with Air New Zealand. Each seat is equipped with more than 500 hours of entertainment and all cabins are privy to their signature concierge service.

At Down Under Answers we believe in offering you a wide selection of choices and we have designed our Travel Planner as an uncomplicated tool to start planning and creating your dream vacation. We understand that this trip is often a once in a lifetime experience and by working with our Destination Specialists we can deliver you a vacation that offers value for money and allows you to capture the full impact of these unique destinations. Step One: Plan your itinerary Use the maps throughout this Travel Planner to pinpoint the areas you wish to visit, then visit the specific destination pages to learn more about those areas. Our Destination Specialists are happy to talk about their experiences, provide suggestions and answer your questions. Step Two: Select an airline and book your seat

Fiji Airways

Your exotic island sojourn begins the moment you set on board Fiji Airways’ non-stop flights from Los Angeles or Honolulu to Fiji. Experience the ‘Bula’ spirit on the World’s Friendliest Airline on your way to the South Pacific.

Qantas Airways

The smiles are genuine on Qantas Airways and the staff want you to be as comfortable and as safe as possible. With an extensive service network throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe, Asia and Africa, Qantas is ranked number one in safety among airlines around the world.

Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui is the leading carrier to French Polynesia. Just like the islands they visit, beauty influences everything they do. Passengers will be immersed in a different world the moment they step on board.

Virgin Australia

We are able to offer you outstanding economy, premium economy, business and first class airfares to the South Pacific. The airlines that cross the Pacific are leading the way in aviation with unique products and stylish offerings. We partner with Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Qantas Airways and Air Tahiti Nui and our Destination Specialists will help you select the right airline that suits your routing, taste and budget needs.

Virgin Australia is putting the magic back into flying, and with attentive in-flight service, boutique bars, gourmet meals, generous legroom, state-of-the-art inflight entertainment and unique mood lighting, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Step Three: Documentation

In International Business guests can stretch out and relax in a luxurious fully flatbed seat with personalized and attentive service. Passengers in International Premium Economy will appreciate more room to move and amenities to make the journey more comfortable.

Depending on the time available and the variety of destinations you would like to visit, there are numerous ways of getting around Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Options include flights, trains, boats, coaches and helicopters to name a few.

Guests seated in International Economy enjoy all inclusive in-flight food and drinks with meals and beverages served throughout the flight and snacks available from the snack kiosk. Daily direct flights leave Los Angeles and connect to more than 50 destinations within Australia and New Zealand.

All of the destinations in this Travel Planner require a passport that should be valid for 6 months after you return to the USA. Visitors from the USA and Canada require an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia and our Destination Specialists can arrange this for you. Step Four: Choose how to get around

Step Five: Accommodation We offer a wide choice of accommodation options and we have coded each of them in this Travel Planner for easy understanding and comparison. We feature hotels, lodges, apartments, island resorts and boutique properties. Step Six: Tours The South Pacific is home to a wealth of sightseeing experiences that can be enjoyed in a day or over a number of days. Hiking the many tracks in New Zealand, diving the Great Barrier Reef, meeting the locals in Fiji, watching a performance at the Sydney Opera House or taking a guided walk with an Aboriginal elder at Uluru (Ayers Rock) will make your vacation an unforgettable lifetime experience. Step Seven: Finalize your booking When you are ready to make your final decisions, call our Destination Specialists who can advise you on anything you have missed and finalize the details of your booking.

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06 Accommodation passes & apartments Hospitality Plus Farmstays and B&Bs Discover the warm and friendly hospitality that Kiwis are famous for when you stay with a family in New Zealand. Hospitality Plus is one of New Zealand’s leading hosted accommodation providers with accommodation in homestays, farm stays and B&Bs. Stay in popular tourist areas or venture off the beaten track! Homestays and B&Bs are available in private homes, and guests choose the level of interaction. Farm stay hosts make their main

income from the land, either a small acreage or a large cattle or sheep farm. Hospitality Plus offers Standard stays based on comfortable accommodation with private en suite facilities and Deluxe stays with superior comfort and private en suites. All stays include breakfast daily, with an option to pre-purchase dinner.

Hospitality Plus Pass Category price from: Standard Bed & Breakfast 213 304 Standard Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Deluxe Bed & Breakfast 225 Deluxe Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 364 *We suggest pre-booking accommodation over peak periods

New Zealand Apartments New Zealand Apartments provide modern, spacious, private, self-contained serviced accommodation options across New Zealand. With 32 locations, these studio, one, two and three-bedroom vacation apartments feature full kitchens, large living rooms and laundry facilities, and are perfect for friends and family traveling together. All central city, resort and

key touring route destinations are available and with no minimum night stay, apartments are the ideal accommodation for your self-drive vacation. New Zealand Apartments provide high quality, four star plus accommodation with great value for money, guaranteeing you independence.

Go Kiwi Hotel Pass With more than 90 properties in 46 locations, the Go Kiwi Hotel Pass program is a convenient, flexible and cost effective way to travel in New Zealand. It is the largest hotel pass program in New Zealand and has been operating for more than 15 years and was designed with the independent traveler in mind.

All properties have been selected for their location and facilities. The pass has five easy to use common rated categories and travel can be conducted on a convenient pre-booked or flexible open-dated basis with no minimum or maximum night restrictions.

New Zealand Apartments price from:

Go Kiwi / Go Koala

Bronze Pass Good standard budget style hotels & motels Silver Pass Standard quality accommodation with a good range of facilities Gold Pass First Class hotels and resorts with excellent services and facilities Jade Pass Superior hotels throughout Australia Platinum Pass Deluxe style hotels and resorts Platinum Plus Pass Something special

Go Kiwi Pass Category price from:

Go Koala Hotel Pass The Go Koala Hotel Pass is a convenient and flexible voucher program designed specifically for the independent traveler to Australia. With more than 220 accommodation properties in 130 key city and resort locations ranging from three to five star, the Go Koala Hotel Pass features extensive coverage in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Purchase

pre-booked or open-date accommodation vouchers depending on the flexibility you desire. Pre-booking is recommended for the Queensland islands, the Northern Territory and remote destinations.

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142 Platinum 158 Platinum Plus 188

Bronze Silver Gold

Go Koala Pass Category price from: 148 Jade 182 Platinum 215 Platinum Plus

Bronze Silver Gold

251 325

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We strongly recommend pre-booking during the summer months (Oct-Apr)

Choice Hotel Pass The Choice Hotel Pass gives you access to more than 300 hotels, motels, resorts and apartments across Australia. Specifically designed to suit the needs of independent travelers, this Pass is a great way to purchase some excellent value-for-money accommodation as well as helping with your pretrip budgeting. You can either pre-book your

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accommodations before arriving, or if you need the flexibility, you may opt to purchase open-dated vouchers. The Choice Hotel Pass offers six levels of accommodation options that reflect a combination of a hotel’s price level, location and facilities. Choice Hotels include ComfortTM, QualityTM and Clarion®.

Choice Hotel Pass Category price from:

Yellow Pink

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Green Blue

198 237

Red Silver

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Yellow Budget hotels and motels found in country areas Pink Regionally located standard hotels Green Standard hotels in city and resort locations Blue First class hotels in city and resort locations Red Centrally located deluxe hotels Silver Centrally located luxury hotels


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Getting around

Greyhound Pass What better way to see the vast country of Australia than with a Greyhound Kilometre Pass. Buy a ticket for the distance you want to travel over a 12 month period, from 1,000 to 25,000kms, and the road is yours. All passes over 1,000kms are valid for 12 months from the first day of travel and you can take as many trips as you like to use up to the amount of kilometers purchased.

range of popular destinations. The pass is valid for 90 days from your first travel date and travel must be in one continuous direction (no back-tracking). Popular routes include: Sydney to Cairns; Brisbane to Cairns or Melbourne to Cairns. All routes can also be purchased to travel in the reverse direction.

Price per person, from: 1,000 km 2,500 km 7,500 km Mini-traveler pass

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Alternatively, look at a Mini-Traveler Pass that allows you a short stay trip in one-direction between a

East Coast Discovery Rail Pass Ride the rails in Australia and enjoy the unbeatable value for money as you explore all corners of this great southern land. The East Coast Discovery Pass is available to international travelers and is the most flexible, easy and versatile way to discover the east coast of Australia by rail.

Beach, Townsville, Cairns and all stops in between. Passes are valid from the first day of travel for six months, in the one direction only. If you want to travel further afield, ask our Destination Specialists about other passes that may suit your needs.

Price per person, from: Brisbane to Cairns Sydney to Brisbane Melbourne to Sydney Passes can be used in the reverse direction.

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With unlimited stopovers in one direction between your two selected cities, your East Coast Discovery Pass gives you access to many popular destinations. You can visit Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Airlie

New Zealand InterCity flexipass Go where you want, when you want and see the real New Zealand at your own pace. Travel on New Zealand’s largest coach network with access to more than 120 services to more than 600 towns, cities and communities nationwide. The flexipass by InterCity Coachlines is designed for the truly independent traveler and is sold in blocks of time allowing you to travel on regular InterCity bus services and any Great Sights premium day tours. Travel in any direction and hop on and off as Toll-Free 877 888 6227

many times as your hours allow, plus you can top them up at any time. Manage your travel plans online and remember, the more hours you buy, the cheaper each trip becomes.

Price per person, from: 15 hours 30 hours 50 hours 60 hours

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AVIS RENTAL CARS / Australia & New Zealand

Avis is the leading car rental company in Australia and New Zealand. With over 200 locations in Australia and 40 locations in New Zealand, including all major airports and downtown areas, their locations are convenient for your vacation. With a wide range or late model, air-conditioned vehicles and 4WDs to choose from, Avis is suitable for all your travel needs.

(AUS) Group K Standard SUV Auto

(NZ) Group E Full Size Auto

(AUS) Group C Intermediate Auto

(NZ) Group F Full Size Wagon Auto

(NZ) Group V Premium Auto

Avis Australia Includes: – Unlimited miles (except 4WDs & remote regions) – Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee (VRF) – Administration Fee – Concession Recovery Fee (CRF) – Premium Location Surcharge (PLS) – Standard Insurance: Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) (subject to a deductible) – Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Note: Damage deductible for Passenger Cars is AU$2,750 which can be reduced to AU$385 on purchase of optional deductible reduction at AU$22 per day. Deductible on 4WDs is AU$5,500 which can be reduced to AU$1,100 on purchase of optional deductible reduction at AU$33 per day. Driver’s age is 21 years or over (Groups B-D) or 25 years or over (all other vehicles) with a valid international

Price per day, from*: driver’s license. A young driver’s surcharge may apply. All rentals are subject to a deposit which covers additional costs such as fuel and insurance, payable by credit card or cash directly to Avis. *Prices are ‘from’ and seasonal surcharges and currency fluctuations apply.

Avis New Zealand Includes: – Unlimited miles – Standard Insurance – Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) (subject to a deductible) – Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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Note: Minimum 3 day rental. Damage deductible for Passenger Cars is NZ$3,000 + GST (Groups B-E) and NZ$3,750 + GST for (Groups F, P, V and W) which can be reduced to NZ$225 + GST on purchase of Excess Reduction at NZ$25 + GST (Groups A-E) or NZ$28 + GST (Groups F, P, V and W) per day. Driver’s age is 21 years or over with a valid international driver’s

Fleet subject to change. For full terms and conditions and details on the cars visit www.duatravel.com/rentals

Group B - Compact Auto Group C - Intermediate Group D - Standard Group E - Full Size Group P - Full Size Sports Group F - Full Size Wagon Group V - Premium Auto Group K - SUV Group W - Full Size 4WD

Price per day, from*: license. All rentals are subject to a deposit, which covers additional costs such as fuel and insurance, payable by credit card or cash directly to Avis. *Prices are ‘from’ and seasonal surcharges and currency fluctuations apply.

Group B - Compact Manual Group C- Compact Auto Group D - Intermediate Group E - Full Size Group F - Full Size Wagon Group P - 4WD Intermediate Group W- Premium 4WD Group V- Premium Auto

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Australia & New Zealand / MAUI RENTAL CARS

Maui

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A self-drive vacation is a great way to see the diversity of these two great countries. Combine car hire with accommodation, and you’ll have the freedom to explore Australia and New Zealand at your own pace.

(NZ) Economy

(AUS) Intermediate

(AU) Compact

(AU & NZ) Standard

(AUS) Full Size Wagon

Maui Australia Includes: – Extra driver fees – Unlimited miles – Vehicle Registration Surcharge – Goods and Services Tax – Vehicle liability (liability – Premium Location Surcharge of AU$385 applies, or (vehicle only) AU$990 for Large 4WD, Premium 8 Seater Van & – 24/7 road service Intermediate Van applies) help line

Note: Minimum rental for cars is 2 days in Australia (excluding Northern Territory which is 3 days). Standard insurance is included. A refundable bond (liability) of AU$385 is required at time of collection. Should you have an accident, the bond covers the cost of damage to third party property, or to the rented vehicle, including windscreen and

Fleet subject to change. For full terms and conditions and details on the cars visit www.duatravel.com/rentals

Price per day, from*: tire damage, towing and recovery costs, theft, fire, break-in or vandalism. Discounts available for extended rentals. *Prices are ‘from’ and seasonal surcharges and currency fluctuations may apply. A location surcharge for airport pick-ups applies. One way rentals require a minimum rental period and may incur additional fees.

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Maui New Zealand Includes: – Unlimited miles – Goods and Services Tax – Vehicle liability (liability of NZ$345 applies)

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– Airport transfer upon vehicle collection and return – Extra driver fees – One-way rental fees – 24/7 customer care on-road assistance

Note: Damage liability is NZ$345. Driver’s age is 21 years or over with a valid international driver’s license. All rentals are subject to a security deposit, which covers additional costs such as fuel and insurance, payable by credit card only directly to Maui. *Prices are ‘from’ and seasonal surcharges and currency fluctuations apply.

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MAUI MOTORHOMES / Australia & New Zealand

If your idea of a real vacation is to have all the comforts of home at your fingertips, whilst having the flexibility to travel wherever the road may take you, then a Maui motorhome rental is the perfect self-drive option for exploring Australia or New Zealand.

Ultima

Platinum Beach

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Book 120 days or more before travel and receive a 10% discount off the daily vehicle rate. Valid Apr 1, 14 – Mar 31, 15 (Excludes Premium Pack)

Platinum River

AUSTRALIA PREMIUM PACK Pay an additional AU$65/day and receive: Liability Reduction Option #2, waivered one-way fee if applicable, taxi fare from closest airport to Maui branch upon vehicle collection only on presentation of receipt, Pre-purchase Gas* (PGO), Picnic table and chairs, LPG Gas Bottle exchange, MP3 connectivity and Express key return. NEW ZEALAND PREMIUM PACK Pay an additional NZ$65/day and receive: Liability Reduction Option #2, waivered one-way fee if applicable, Road User Charge Recovery Fee (RUCRF), Pre-purchase Gas* (PGO), Picnic table and chairs, Snow chains if required, Portable heater if required, LPG Gas Bottle exchange, MP3 connectivity and Express key return.

Ultima

Maui Australia Includes: – Unlimited miles – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – Vehicle Liability (subject to a liability of AU$7,500) – Administration fees – Extra driver fees – Kitchen equipment – Linen and bedding

– 24/7 Customer care on-road assistance – Travel wallet including map of Australia with driving tips and travel informations – Magazine with discounts to tourist attractions – 10% off powered sites at all BIG4 parks

Includes: – Unlimited miles – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – Vehicle Liability (subject to a liability of NZ$7,500) – Extra driver fees – Tourism radio – Kitchen equipment

– Airport transfers upon vehicle collection and return – Linen and bedding – 24/7 Customer care on-road assistance – Supermarket discount card – 10% off powered sites at all Top 10 Holiday Parks

Note: Minimum rental periods are: 5 days for Ultima and 7 days for all other vehicles for same city collection and return (subject to change over peak periods). Discounts are available for extended rentals. Liability Reduction Option available for AU$45/day to reduce liability from AU$7,500 to nil. Models pictured are an indication only and may vary between Australia and New Zealand. A AU$100 surcharge applies when picking up and/or dropping vehicles off on Apr 18, 21, 25; Dec 25.

Price per day, from* (5-20 days):

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MAUI Motorhome Australia Depots

Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Maui New Zealand Note: Minimum rental for a motorhome is 5 days (subject to change over peak periods). One-way fee of NZ$750 applies for rentals between Oct-Mar. Discounts are available for extended rentals. Liability Reduction Option available for NZ$45/day to reduce liability from NZ$7,500 to nil. Models pictured are an indication only and may vary between Australia and New Zealand. A NZ$50 surcharge applies when picking up and/or dropping vehicles off on Jan 1, 2: Feb 6; Apr 18, 21, 25; Jun 2; Oct 27; Dec 26.

Price per day, from* (5-20 days): ULTIMA PLATINUM BEACH PLATINUM RIVER

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MAUI Motorhome New Zealand Depots Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.

For full terms and conditions and details on the motorhomes visit www.duatravel.com/rentals

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Australia & New Zealand / BRITZ MOTORHOMES

Britz If you want a relaxing getaway for two, an adventurous action-packed vacation for four or a family break for six, then look no further than a Britz motorhome rental. Explore Australia or New Zealand from the comfort of your own ‘home’ at your own pace.

Britz Voyager

Britz Venturer

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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Book 120 days or more before travel and receive a 5% discount off the daily vehicle rate. Valid Apr 1, 14 – Mar 31, 15 (Excludes Britz Bonus Pack) AUSTRALIA BONUS PACK Pay an additional AU$65 (AU$75/day Challenger 4WD & Safari 4WD) and receive: Liability Reduction from AU$7,500 to nil (to AU$500 for Challenger 4WD & Safari 4WD), waivered one-way fee if applicable, Pre-purchase Gas* (PGO) and Picnic table and chairs.

Britz Explorer

NEW ZEALAND BONUS PACK Pay an additional NZ$65/day and receive: Liability Reduction from NZ$7,500 to Nil, waivered one-way fee if applicable; Road User Charge Recovery Fee (RUCRF); Pre-purchase Gas* (PGO); Picnic table and chairs; Snow Chains if required and Portable Heater if required.

Britz Frontier

Britz Venturer

Britz Australia Includes: – Unlimited miles – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – Vehicle Liability (subject to a liability of AU$7,500) – Administration fee – Extra driver fees – Kitchen equipment

– Linen and bedding – 24/7 Customer care on-road assistance – Travel wallet including map of Australia with driving tips and travel information – Magazine with discounts to tourist attractions – 10% off powered sites at all BIG4 parks

Note: Minimum rental for a motorhome is 5 days (subject to change over peak periods). Minimum rental period for one-way hires is 7 days or greater depending on collection and return location. Discounts are available for extended rentals. Liability Reduction Options are available for AU$29 (AU$34/day – Challenger 4WD & Safari 4WD) to reduce liability from AU$7,500 to AU$2,500 (AU$3,500 – Challenger 4WD & Safari 4WD) or AU$45 (AU$52/day – Challenger 4WD & Safari 4WD) to reduce liability to NIL (AU$500 – Challenger 4WD & Safari 4WD). Models pictured are an indication only and may vary between Australia and New Zealand. A AU$50 surcharge applies when picking up and/or dropping vehicles off on Apr 18, 21 & 25; Dec 26.

Price per day, from*:

VOYAGER VENTURER EXPLORER CHALLENGER 4WD FRONTIER SAFARI 4WD

124 142 186 203 212 213

Britz Motorhomes Australia Depots

Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Britz New Zealand Includes: – Unlimited miles – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – Vehicle Liability (subject to a liability of NZ$7,500) – Extra driver fees – Airport transfers – Kitchen equipment – Linen and bedding

– 24/7 Customer care on-road assistance – Supermarket discount card – Travel wallet including map of NZ, driving tips, travel information, leading attraction information and discount coupons – 10% off powered sites at all Top 10 Holiday Parks

Note: Minimum rental for a motorhome is 5 days (subject to change over peak periods). One-way fee of NZ$300 applies for rentals between Oct-Mar. Discounts are available for extended rentals. Liability Reduction Options are available: NZ$45/day to reduce liability from NZ$7,500 to nil or NZ$29/day to reduce liability to NZ$2,500. Models pictured are an indication only and may vary between Australia and New Zealand. A NZ$50 surcharge applies when picking up and/or dropping vehicles off on Jan 1 & 2: Feb 6; Apr 18, 21 & 25; Jun 2; Oct 27; Dec 26.

Price per day, from*:

HITOP VOYAGER VENTURER EXPLORER FRONTIER

56 75 99 117 123

Britz Motorhomes New Zealand Depots Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown.

For full terms and conditions and details on the motorhomes visit www.duatravel.com/rentals

Toll-Free 877 888 6227


12AAT Kings Touring Enjoy a hassle-free vacation to Australia and New Zealand by joining an AAT Kings escorted tour. Everything is pre-arranged which allows you to relax and enjoy these marvelous destinations without the worry of getting lost, finding attractions and reading maps! On an AAT Kings tour, there is a perfect balance of planned sightseeing and free time for independent exploration or relaxation.

take you to where no guide book can. They are as passionate as they are experienced and pride themselves on giving travelers their “insider” knowledge and entertaining insights.

Offering a selection of short or extended itineraries to independent touring packages, AAT Kings caters to all travelers from the young to the young at heart. They also understand that large coach tours are not for everyone and With 85 years of experience under their belt, AAT Kings offer, as an alternative, small group journeys that specialize in understands that having the best coaches and itineraries are one experiential touring. Whether you take the whole family, prefer thing, but running a professional tour is another. This is where to travel as a couple or are a solo adventurer, AAT Kings offers their staff truly excels. Your experienced crew and local guides a diverse range of programs and touring styles for every style will, literally, go the extra mile to bring your tour to life and and budget.

2

NEW ZEALAND AUCKLAND

AUSTRALIA 1 2 3 Night Stopovers

Waitomo Caves

Airfares are not included in holiday price

SYDNEY

Arthur’s Pass

Hokitika

3

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER Milford Sound

1

Mt. Cook

TranzAlpine Train

1 1 CHRISTCHURCH

3 QUEENSTOWN

MELBOURNE 2

NOT TO SCALE

CAIRNS

AYERS ROCK RESORT 2

17 Days

2

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Kuranda

Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

CAIRNS

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

1

3

Australian Icons

ALICE SPRINGS

13 Days

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Tour code: MS12 From 3,695/person

1 ROTORUA

Tour code: QCANA From 5,250/person

1 2 3 Night Stopovers Airfares are not included in holiday price

Blue Mountains

SYDNEY

Airfares are not included in tour price

MELBOURNE 3 Great Ocean Road

3

Grindelwald Sheffield

LAUNCESTON

Tullah Rosebery

Queenstown

STRAHAN

Mt. Field National Park/ Russell Falls

1

2

Tassie’s Parks & Nature 7 Days

Tour code: THL From 2,725/person

Lake St. Clair

1

Gordon River Cruise

Airfares are not included in tour price

Apollo Bay

2

Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory

CRADLE MOUNTAIN 2

Salamanca Place

HOBART 1

Airfares are not included in tour price

Night Stopovers

Airfares are not included in holiday price

CAIRNS

2

Kuranda Atherton Tablelands

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

1 MISSION BEACH 2 DAYDREAM ISLAND

Townsville Airlie Beach

Mackay

ROCKHAMPTON

1

HERVEY BAY

1

Fraser Island

2 NOOSA Brisbane

1

GOLD COAST Byron Bay

COFFS HARBOUR

1

Port Macquarie

1

Sydney

2 Night Stopovers

East Coast Tropical Discovery

PORT 2 DOUGLAS CAIRNS

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

2

12 Days

2 HAMILTON ISLAND

Tour code: QUSC From 3,925/person

Airfares are not included in holiday price

3 SYDNEY

Airfares are not included in holiday price

AUCKLAND

1 1 Matamata

2 ROTORUA

10 Days

Taupo

1 NAPIER

Tour code: QFSC From 3,325/person

1 2 3 Night Stopovers

Airfares are not included in tour price

2 BAY OF ISLANDS

Sydney, Reef & Rainforest

Airfares are not included in tour price

Picton

2

Buller Gorge

2 WELLINGTON

NELSON

PUNAKAIKI 1 Greymouth Hokitika

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER Haast

1 1

MILFORD SOUND

1

3

Mt. Cook

1 CHRISTCHURCH

OMARAMA

QUEENSTOWN

Te Anau

Spirit of New Zealand 21 Days

Tour code: LCQB From 5,225/person Airfares are not included in tour price

1 DUNEDIN 1 2 3 Night Stopovers Airfares are not included in holiday price

Bay of Islands

Waitomo Caves

9 Days Arthur’s Pass TranzAlpine Hokitika Train Mt. FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 2 Cook 1 1 Haast CHRISTCHURCH Lake WANAKA Tekapo 1 Milford Sound Arrowtown 3 QUEENSTOWN Te Anau 1 2 3 Night Stopovers Airfares are not included in tour price

2 ROTORUA

Mt. Ruapehu

Tour code: ZCC From 2,350/person Airfares are not included in tour price

1

PICTON 1

Hokitika

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER Haast Milford Sound

TE ANAU 1

1

Arthur’s Pass Mt. Cook

Taupo

1 WELLINGTON

Kaikoura TranzAlpine Train

1 1

CHRISTCHURCH

1 OMARAMA 2

QUEENSTOWN

Oamaru

The Southern Drift

14 Days

Tour code: LCCA From 3,295/person Airfares are not included in tour price

PUNAKAIKI

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER Arrowtown

MILFORD SOUND

1 2 Night Stopovers

1

Te Anau

8 Days

1

Hokitika

1

TranzAlpine Train

1 1 CHRISTCHURCH Lake 1 Tekapo MT.COOK

3 QUEENSTOWN Lindis Pass

Bluff

STEWART ISLAND

1 DUNEDIN Local touring options Airfares are not included in holiday price

www.duatravel.com

New Zealand Marvel A Pa rth ss ur ’s

Southern Icons

AUCKLAND

2

1 2 3 Night Stopovers Return Ferry Airfares are not included in holiday price

Tour code: NZCQ From 3,195/person Airfares are not included in tour price


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Highlights of Australia & New Zealand – 22 day premium escorted tour GR E

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Cairns

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Alice Springs Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Auckland

Sydney

Waitomo Caves

Melbourne

Rotorua

Arthurs Pass

Franz Josef Glacier Milford Sound

Christchurch

Queenstown

Highlights See the sights of Melbourne Tour the town of Alice Springs Discover Uluru (Ayers Rock) Explore Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Cruise the Great Barrier Reef Visit the Sydney Opera House Cruise on Sydney Harbour Tour the Waitomo Caves See Te Puia Thermal Reserve Enjoy a Maori Hangi and concert Ride the famous TranzAlpine Train Behold Franz Josef Glacier Cruise on Milford Sound Observe the Church of the Good Shepherd Experience Maori Culture Dine at a New Zealand working sheep farm Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Day 1: Arrive Melbourne (D) On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Tour Director and traveling companions onboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 3 nights.

Day 5: Uluru (Ayers Rock) (B) Travel through rugged Outback scenery towards Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while watching the sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

Day 2: Melbourne Sights (B) Discover Melbourne’s eclectic laneways, arcades and café society on a private walking tour.

Day 6: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) (B) Rise early to view Uluru at sunrise. Tour the caves at the base and hear stories of the Dreamtime. This afternoon travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Enjoy sunset here with a glass of complimentary sparkling wine.

Day 3: Melbourne ‘Free Time’ (B) Enjoy a day at leisure in cosmopolitan Melbourne. Perhaps add a tour to the wineries in the Yarra Valley or along the famous Great Ocean Road to see the sandstone monoliths of the Twelve Apostles rise from the sea. Day 4: Melbourne - Alice Springs (B,FD) Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Alice Springs. On arrival visit the School of the Air, stop at the Royal Flying Doctor Service and tour the historic Telegraph Station before arriving at Anzac Hill for panoramic views of Alice Springs. This evening visit the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a tour and BBQ dinner. Accommodation: Chifley Alice Springs Resort.

Day 7: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns (B) Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will provide you with an introduction to their culture. You’ll be assisted to complete your own painting, which you can take home as a memento of your experience. You’ll then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairns. Accommodation: Hilton Hotel, Cairns, 3 nights. Day 8: Great Barrier Reef (B,L) Cruise on a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. View the coral and fish from a semi-

submersible craft and snorkel along the reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation on this living wonder and a delicious buffet lunch. Day 9: Cairns ‘Free Time’ (B) Enjoy a full day at leisure in Cairns. You may like to join an optional tour to Kuranda, or visit the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. Day 10: Cairns – Sydney (B) Spend time at the Cairns Wildlife Dome where you’ll encounter unique Australian animals. You will then be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour, 3 nights. Day 11: Sydney Sights & Harbour Cruise (B) This morning you will see the sights of Sydney. Tour the Sydney Opera House with a local guide and visit Bondi Beach, where you can dip your toes in the ocean before returning to the city for a Sydney Harbour cruise. Later, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Australia’s national gemstone - the opal.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND / 22 Day Premium Escorted Tour

Includes: – Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows – Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver – Touring as specified – Travel wallet and map – Airport transfers – Hotel portage – 21 nights in twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels – 31 Meals: 21 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Featured Lunch, 3 Dinners, 4 Featured Dinners

Land Price per person twin share, from: Apr 1, 14 – May 31, 14 Jun 1, 14 – Jun 30, 14 Jul 1, 14 – Sep 30, 14 Oct 1, 14 – Nov 30, 14 Dec 1, 14 – Dec 20, 14 Dec 21, 14 – Jan 2, 15 Jan 3, 15 – Mar 31, 15 Single Supplement additional

7,250 7,075 7,225 7,675 7,495 8,430 7,495

Departure Dates: 2014: Apr 6, 20; Jun 8; Jul 6; Aug 24; Sep 21; Oct 5, 19; Nov 9, 16, 30; Dec 21. 2015: Jan 4, 11, 18; Feb 1, 8, 15; Mar 1, 8, 15. TOUR CODE: AAT/IMZB

Day 12: Sydney ‘Free Time’ (B,FD) Today is at leisure in Sydney before joining your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a Sydney Farewell Dinner.

Day 16: Rotorua – Christchurch (B) Today you’ll fly to Christchurch. Spend the afternoon exploring Christchurch and see how the city is slowly rebuilding. Accommodation: Novotel Christchurch.

Day 20: Queenstown ‘Free Time’ (B) Enjoy a full day at leisure in Queenstown. Take it easy with a wine or garden tour, or walk on the wild side with a jet boat ride (own expense).

Day 13: Sydney – Auckland (B,D) You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Auckland. On arrival you will be taken to your hotel where the afternoon is free for you to explore Auckland. This evening meet your Tour Director for a dinner at the top of Auckland’s Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. Accommodation: SKYCITY Grand Auckland, 2 nights.

Day 17: Christchurch – Franz Josef (B,D) Board the famous TranzAlpine train and travel over the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Continue to Greymouth, and then follow the coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier.

Day 21: Queenstown – Christchurch (B,FL,FD) Travel past Mount Cook National Park and stop at Lake Tekapo to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd. You are invited to lunch at Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm, to discover an authentic taste of country life. Continue to Christchurch where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Accommodation: Novotel Christchurch.

Day 14: Auckland Sights (B) A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a city sightseeing tour. Day 15: Auckland – Rotorua (B,FD) Travel into the Waikato region to visit the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto for a guided boat tour. Continue to Rotorua and visit Te Puia with a local guide. This evening you are invited to a Maori Hangi and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua. www.duatravel.com

Day 18: Franz Josef – Queenstown (B) See the Haast Pass, Thunder Creek Falls, Lake Wanaka, Cromwell and Kawarau Gorge. Visit historic Arrowtown then continue to Queenstown. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown, 3 nights. Day 19: Milford Sound (B,L) Drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau then through the rainforest of Fiordland National Park. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, en route to Milford Sound to board your cruise which includes a Highlight Lunch.

Day 22: Depart Christchurch (B) You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

Airfares not included, please call for pricing.


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Indigenous experiences Australia offers a selection of spectacular and unique destinations and experiences to enjoy while traveling this great land. For a vacation that is the best of both worlds, you simply can’t go past having a knowledgeable Aboriginal guide showing you a side of Australia you wouldn’t otherwise see. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, cultural enthusiast, foodie or nature lover, you’ll benefit from the knowledge and insights only an Aboriginal guide can provide. Taste bush tucker, experience the healing powers of nature, discover breathtaking scenery, ancient rock art galleries, meet artists or take an art workshop yourself, and gain first-hand insight into the creation of contemporary Aboriginal art. Incorporating an Indigenous experience into your itinerary is easy, and in most cases, you don’t have to travel too far off the beaten path.

Sydney • Take a guided Aboriginal Walkabout to see sacred sites, taste bush tucker and see native wildlife or experience traditional dance and interactive didgeridoo performances at the Waradah Aboriginal Centre in the Blue Mountains. • Check out the Indigenous Tourism experiences hosted at the Australian Museum in Sydney or take an Aboriginal heritage tour in the Royal Botanic Gardens. • Join the Nura Diya Aboriginal Wildlife Experience at Taronga Zoo and get an Indigenous perspective and introduction to Australia’s native wildlife.

Cairns • Experience rich Aboriginal history with The Bama Way and learn traditional fishing techniques in the mangroves before visiting the Mossman Gorge Centre to hear enchanting stories about the rich Indigenous heritage. • Spend time with Willie Gordon, a Nugal-warra Elder and visit ancestral rock art sites with Guurbi Tours or immerse yourself in authentic music, dance and storytelling at Tjupukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Northern Territory •  Take an extended tour into Arnhemland with Lords or Davidson’s to view towering escarpments, living culture, ancient rock art, beautiful billabongs and panoramic vistas. • Take a cruise down Nitmulik Gorge and meet the traditional owners of the land.

South Australia • Take a leisurely stroll around the Botanic Gardens in Adelaide to learn about Aboriginal bush foods and plants and enjoy great tastes of the Australian Outback by sampling some native bush food products.

Victoria •  Travel the Great Southern Touring Route to the Grampians and visit Brambuk, the National Park and Cultural Centre. Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and watch the award-winning multimedia presentations in the Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre. • Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Western Australia • Get Outback and camp out with Kimberley Wild Expeditions on a short tour around ancient sites. • Take a break from wine tasting in the Margaret River and join a Twilight Didgeridoo Cave Tour.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227


Australia There’s nothing like Australia! Capture the essence of Australia and experience unique Australian wildlife, the rugged Outback terrain and the magnificent beaches and dive sites that surround the coastline. Australia’s major cities offer a diverse and unique independence from one another. Sydney is a glamorous collusion of beaches and bars. Melbourne is all about the arts and Aussie Rules football. Brisbane is a subtropical town on the way up. Adelaide is a city of festivals and colonial stone architecture. Boomtown Perth breathes west-coast optimism. Darwin is the tropical frontier town and Hobart is a chilly sandstone city with incredible history. Unique animals are one of the many reasons people travel to Australia including the kangaroo, koala, echidna, dingo, platypus, wallaby and wombat. Spot native animals in the wild on Kangaroo Island – a natural wildlife haven, or visit one of the many wildlife parks to come face to face with the unique wildlife. Learn about the Dreamtime, the sacred ‘time before time’ of the world’s creation, from Indigenous Australians. Join a tour led by an Aboriginal elder and learn how their tribes survived on the land. Australia – you will fall in love with this amazing sunburnt country. Barron Falls, Australia


Australia

Kakadu National Park

Lizard Island

Lake Argyle

Gibb River

Cape Trib National Park

r ri Ba at G re

Daintree Palm Cove

Re ef

er

Geikie Gorge

Gulf of Carpentaria

Dunk Island Bedarra Island Orpheus Island

Arlie Beach

Hayman Is Hamilton Is

Wilson Island

Heron Island

Lady Elliott Island

Fraser Is

FLIN DE RS RA N

GE S

Hervey Bay

Port Augusta Clare Valley

Barossa Valley

Blue Mountains National Park

Adelaide 951

Alice Springs

990

288

Uluru

1273

1859

2010

Brisbane

2005

1054

1341

2898

Broome

1845

1502

1790

1059

2541

Cairns

743

1592

1631

746

2645

1572

Canberra

1881

930

1217

2127

1163

1771

2451

Darwin

902

1853

1892

1513

2906

2222

868

2783

Hobart

2004

1053

1340

2250

649

1894

2573

515

2904

Kununurra

453

1404

1442

1058

2457

1766

413

2333

456

2456

Melbourne

1584

2241

2280

2692

1383

3264

2313

2503

2485

1989

345

Perth

875

1724

1762

571

2777

1493

180

2471

1000

2594

546

2444

Kangaroo Island Yarra Valley

Distances in miles (0.62 mile = 1km)

The Twelve Apostles

Mornington Peninsula

Strahan

Sydney

Phillip Island

Hunter Valley Lord Howe Island


Helpful information

Visa – Australia A tourist visa – usually issued as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) – is required for all US and Canadian citizens traveling to Australia for a stay no longer than three months. Possession of a confirmed onward or return ticket to a place where entry is authorized and sufficient funds to show support is also required. See Terms and Conditions for more details.

Visa – responsibility You may purchase an ETA for US$25 from: • Down Under Answers • Travel Agent • The Australian Consulate (plus a service fee) Non-US citizens, minors, people with a past criminal conviction and those wishing to stay in Australia for a longer period of time should contact the Australian Embassy for further information.

Credit cards Major credit and debit cards are accepted at most stores. A credit card is required as a security deposit to check in to a hotel or to rent a car. Please note, that it is becoming standard practice in most hotels to impose a service fee if you are finalizing your account by credit card.

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Money Currency in Australia The Australian dollar which is divided by 100 cents. Coins: 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2 Notes: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

Electrical appliances 240 volts, 50 cycles A.C. is the norm. Most hotels have a 110 volt 20 watt A.C. outlet for an electric shaver only in the bathroom. A voltage converter and three-pin power plug adapter are required for all other appliances.

Goods & Services Tax All goods and services purchased in Australia are subject to a 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is usually included in the displayed price. You may apply for a refund on the GST but only on goods costing AU$300 (GST inclusive) or more, bought from the same store no more than 30 days before you leave Australia, which are to be taken with you as hand luggage or worn onto the aircraft upon your departure. Further information is available from Australian Customs upon arrival.

Tipping

What to pack

Tipping is not as entrenched a custom as it is in the US, however, generous donations by American visitors have changed the expectations of many who work in the tourism industry. Generally, a 10% tip at finer restaurants is sufficient, and taxi drivers only expect a tip if they helped with luggage.

Australian lifestyle is generally informal and the accepted norm is to dress for comfort. We recommend you pack lightweight, comfortable clothes and shoes, while a sun hat and sunscreen are essential. If you’re visiting during winter, leave space for a jacket or sweater and if you’re planning a special occasion a more formal outfit may be required.

Weather Australia’s climate varies across the continent, from hot and tropical in the far north to cool and even snowy in the south. The seasons are the opposite of the Northern Hemisphere. Between December and February is summer for most of the country, and the wet season in the tropical north. The Australian winter from June to August is mostly mild, although it can snow in the southern mountain regions, while the northern states enjoy mostly dry, sunny days. Summer (Dec-Feb)

Winter (Jun-Aug)

Spring (Sep-Nov)

Min

Max

Min

Fall (Mar-May) Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Adelaide

61

82

58

69

46

59

52

69

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

68

98

54

83

40

70

55

87

Brisbane

69

84

62

79

50

70

60

78

Broome

79.1

92

71

92

58

85

71

91

Cairns

74

89

71

87

62

80

66

87

Darwin

77

89

74

90

68

87

76

91

Hobart

53

69

48

62

41

53

46

60

Melbourne

55

78

47

75

42

59

46

71

Perth

62

86

54

77

44

65

51

73

Sydney

65

77

58

71

49

63

57

71


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Discover Australia – 9 day premium escorted tour

Day 1: Arrive Sydney (D) Once in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel and are free to explore this beautiful city. Enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House before boarding a Captain Cook cruise in the evening for a Welcome Reception with your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Take in the views of magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands as you enjoy a delicious contemporary Australian menu. Accommodation: Four Points Sheraton Darling Harbour, 3 nights. Day 2: Sydney Sights (B,FL) Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs. Macquaries Chair and be invited to Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. Be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Take an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club and learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Day 3: Sydney ‘Free Time’ (B) Spend a free day in Sydney taking in the sights of your choice. Or why not take an excursion to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains, explore Jenolan Caves, visit Australia’s capital city of Canberra, or travel to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine growing region, for a wineries tour.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Day 4: Sydney – Uluru (Ayers Rock) (B) Board your flight to Ayers Rock and check into your hotel. Travel to the Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunset viewing area, known as the ‘sunset strip’ and witness and photograph the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. Day 5: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) (B) Rise early to experience sunrise at Uluru. Watch the first rays of dawn set Uluru and the Red Centre alight, then travel by coach to the base of Uluru. Your guide will escort you on a walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, indicating the natural features of the landscape, Aboriginal rock paintings and traditional Aboriginal stories relating to this special place. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before traveling to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), 36 massive domes of red conglomerate rock. The walking trail through the Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes. Later, enjoy complimentary sparkling wine as the sun sets at Kata Tjuta. Day 6: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns (B) Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will provide you with an introduction to their culture. You’ll be assisted to complete your own painting, which you can take home as a memento of your experience. You’ll then be transferred to the airport for your fight to the resort town of Cairns. Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights.

Day 7: Great Barrier Reef (B,L) Encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome before boarding a high speed catamaran for an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist. Snorkel in the underwater paradise with its colorful coral and tropical fish and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Visit the underwater observatory and watch the marine life glide by and take a ride in the semi-submersible vessel. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon where you can visit the Cairns Night Markets in the evening. Day 8: Cairns ‘Free Time’ (B,FD) Enjoy a full day at leisure in this tropical city. Suggested activities include; taking a ride on the famous Kuranda Railway for a breathtaking journey to the village of Kuranda with time to stroll through the market before returning by the Skyrail Cableway above the National Park, visiting the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and experiencing the History, Creation and Dance Theatres where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life or taking a trip to Cape Tribulation. This evening join your Tour Director and new found friends for a Farewell Dinner. Day 9: Depart Cairns (B) Your tour concludes after breakfast. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight.

Includes: – Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows – Experienced Tour Driver and Tour Director – Touring as specified – Airport transfers – 8 nights First Class accommodation – 12 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Featured Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Featured Dinner

Land Price per person twin share, from: Apr 1, 14 – Jun 30, 14 Jul 1, 14 – Nov 30, 14 Dec 1, 14 – Mar 31, 15

Departure Dates: 2014: Apr 7; May 5; Jun 2, 30; Aug 4; Sep 1; Oct 6; Nov 3; Dec 1. 2015: Jan 5; Feb 2; Mar 9. TOUR CODE: AAT/ASACL

3,050 3,125 3,050


20 Australian Highlights –

Day 1: Arrive Melbourne (D) On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 3 nights. Day 2: Melbourne Sights (B) See the city sights this morning, including Melbourne’s eclectic laneways, arcades and cafe society on a private walking tour. This afternoon and evening are at leisure. Day 3: Melbourne ‘Free Time’ (B) Today you can explore Melbourne at your leisure and discover some of the secrets of this unique city – cafés, galleries, museums, markets, restaurants, laneways and parks await you. Join a tour to the famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, journey along the Great Ocean Road to see the famous Twelve Apostles or visit the Yarra Valley’s wineries (own expense). Day 4: Melbourne – Alice Springs (B,FD) Fly to Alice Springs and visit the School of the Air, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Telegraph Station, a historic reserve that marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. This evening experience the Aussie Outback at the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre with a BBQ dinner. Accommodation: Chifley Alice Springs Resort.

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Day 5: Uluru (Ayers Rock) (B) Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges and pause to view magnificent Atila (Mt. Conner) often mistaken for Uluru, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. This evening, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area and witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. Day 6: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) (B) Rise early to view Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise. Watch the first rays of the sun set alight the Red Centre, tour the caves at the base of Uluru and hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime before visiting the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and take a walk through Walpa Gorge between two of the tallest domes. Celebrate the glorious sunset at Kata Tjuta with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Day 7: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns (B) Meet local Aboriginal artists and learn about the Anangu culture as you create your own artwork. Fly to Cairns and be transferred to your hotel. Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights. Day 8: Great Barrier Reef (B,L) Cruise on a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef and see the colorful coral and tropical fish from a semi-submersible vessel. Snorkeling 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 before returning to Cairns late afternoon. Day 9: Cairns ‘Free Time’ (B) Today is at leisure in Cairns where you can decide to either relax by the hotel pool or join an optional tour to Kuranda including a scenic rail journey on the Kuranda Train and ride the Skyrail Cableway above the canopy of the rainforest or try hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands (own expense). Day 10: Cairns – Sydney (B) Visit Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome before boarding your flight to Sydney. Transfer to the hotel where your evening is free to explore this exciting city. Perhaps take a stroll to Circular Quay and view the panorama of the sparkling harbor surrounded by the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour, 3 nights. Day 11: Sydney Sights & Harbour Cruise (B,L) See the sights of Sydney with a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a local guide, a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Chair and Kings Cross. Drop by famous Bondi Beach where you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool, clear ocean. Return to the city and board a cruise on the glistening water of Sydney Harbour.

Day 12: Sydney ‘Free Time’ (B,FD) Today is yours to explore the beautiful harbor city of Sydney. Perhaps take an optional tour to the Blue Mountains. This evening, gather together at a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Director and newfound friends. Day 13: Depart Sydney (B) You will be transferred to Sydney Airport to connect with your onward flight. Includes: – Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows – Experienced Tour Driver and Tour Director – Touring as specified – Airport transfers – 12 nights’ accommodation – 16 Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 2 Featured Dinners

Land Price per person twin share, from: Apr 1, 14 - Jun 30, 14 Jul 1, 14 - Nov 30, 14 Dec 1, 14 - Dec 20, 14 Dec 22, 14 - Jan 2, 15 Jan 3, 15 - Mar 14, 15

Departure Dates:

4,295 4,450 4,295 5,231 4,295

2014: Apr 6, 20; Jun 8; Jul 6; Aug 24; Sep 21; Oct 5, 19; Nov 9, 16, 30; Dec 21. 2015: Jan 4, 11, 18; Feb 1, 8, 15; Mar 1, 8, 15. TOUR CODE: AAT/IMSE


The Great Australian Aircruise – 12 day small group private air tour Darwin

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Kakadu

Kununurra Katherine © Tourism Victoria

Broome Longreach Alice Springs Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Birdsville

Sydney

Aircruising to the quintessential Outback locations of Longreach, Katherine, Kakadu, the Kimberley, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs, as well as the stunning MacDonnell Ranges, the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago, the Gibson Desert and famous Birdsville. This is a unique experience that showcases the history, landscapes and backbone of Australia. Day 1: Longreach (D) Depart Sydney and head to Longreach, the heart of Australia’s Outback. This frontier township truly embodies the characteristics of the Australian Outback. Visit the Champion family at Longway Station, explore the Qantas Museum, and see the aircraft and history come alive before sitting down to dine, surrounded by Australian aviation history. Accommodation: Albert Park Motor Inn. Day 2: Longreach – Katherine (B,L,D) Visit the Longreach School of Distance Education and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, where the legends, explorers and pioneers of the Outback come to life. Reboard the private aircraft and travel to the township of Katherine or “Nitmiluk”. Enjoy a Nabilil Dreaming sunset dinner cruise on the stunning Katherine Gorge. Accommodation: Paraway Motel or similar. Day 3: Katherine – Kakadu National Park (B,L,D) Experience a unique Aboriginal cultural tour with a local Jawoyn elder. Walk in the footsteps of the traditional owners of Katherine and immerse yourself in the culture, heritage and dreamtime legends of this location. Transfer from Katherine to Cooinda, the gateway to Toll-Free 877 888 6227

the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Cruise the beautiful Yellow Waters Lagoon, Kakadu’s most famous wetland, located at the end of Jim Jim Creek. Accommdoation: Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. Day 4: Kakadu National Park – Darwin (B,L,D) Examine some of the finest examples of Aboriginal art at Ubirr Rock with depictions of traditional foods and stories about law and creation ancestors. From the top of Ubirr, panoramic views of the floodplains and the escarpment are waiting for you. Depart Kakadu by small plane and enjoy breathtaking views of Arnhem Land before landing in Darwin. Accommodation: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin, 2 nights. Day 5: Darwin (B,L,D) A full day at leisure is yours to explore the fascinating and turbulent history of Darwin. Enjoy a breathtaking sunset cruise on Darwin Harbour aboard a traditional Pearl Lugger in the afternoon. Day 6: Darwin – The Kimberley (B,L,D) Depart Darwin and fly over the fascinating World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungle Ranges, located in Purnululu National Park before landing in Kununurra -Miriwoong country. Embark on a cruise of the Ord River through the inspiring scenery of the Kimberley region. After the cruise, step back in time and explore the historic Argyle Homestead. Accommodation: Pinctada Kimberley Grande. Day 7: The Kimberley – Buccaneer Archipelago (B,L,D) Board your aircraft and experience spectacular aerial views over the remote far north-west coastline and the

exquisite Buccaneer Archipelago. This isolated part of Australia is rarely seen, as it is virtually impossible to access from the ground. Located deep within Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago are the Horizontal Waterfalls. Massive tidal movements create a waterfall effect as water banks up against one side of the narrow cliff passage, to be repeated again on the turning tide. Arrive at the historic pearling port of Broome for a chance to explore the notable Japanese and Chinese cemeteries, and courthouse, as well as ancient dinosaur footprints at famous Gantheaume Point. Accommodation: Cable Beach Club Broome, 2 nights. Day 8: Broome (B,L,D) A full day at leisure to sit back, and be immersed in the lifestyle and ambiance of beautiful Broome. Day 9: Broome – Alice Springs (B,L,D) Travel to Alice Springs and visit the Telegraph Station, site of the original Repeater Station, which was for many years the sole reason for the existence of a handful of people in this remote area. Accommodation: Doubletree by Hilton, Alice Springs. Day 10: Alice Springs – Uluru (B,L,D) Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service before continuing on to Standley Chasm, where surging flood waters have cut through the tough quartzite over thousands of years to form a picturesque natural alleyway. Experience the impact of watching Uluru (Ayers Rock) appear on the horizon. Enjoy a feast tonight under the stars at the magnificent ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner. Accommodation: Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock, 2 nights.

Day 11: Uluru (B,L,D) Experience a sublime sunrise at Uluru as you watch the giant monolith emerge from the inky landscape, changing from purple through to rusty browns and red in the golden sunlight. Return for breakfast, before continuing to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the facilities of the beautiful Sails in the Desert, before a sumptuous farewell dinner tonight. Day 12: Uluru – Birdsville – Sydney (B,L) On your final day, stop is the quaint Outback Queensland town of Birdsville. Proclaimed a town in 1887, Birdsville was established to collect tolls from the droves of cattle being moved interstate. After a short exploration of the town, enjoy lunch at the famous Birdsville Hotel, where you will experience true outback hospitality and perhaps meet some of the local characters. Reboard your private aircraft for your final flight to Sydney. Includes: - Exclusive travel by private aircraft - All touring including: cruising, aerial sightseeing flights, entrance fees, porterage, taxes and luggage - Services of experienced Journey Directors and flight crew - 11 nights accommodation - 34 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 11 Dinners

Price per person twin share, from: 20,794 TOUR CODE: AAT/IMSE | BP/GA400


22 Experiences of a lifetime

THESE ITINERARIES ARE HERE TO STIR YOUR IMAGINATION. LET US TAILOR-MAKE A VACATION FOR YOU

Remote & Remarkable LUXE

11 days

Discover one of the last true wilderness areas of Australia as you travel to the remote Kimberley region. At Berkeley River Lodge, relax to the rhythms of nature in your villa floating atop the coastal dunes with secluded white sand beaches, rugged river gorges and remote fishing spots. An extraordinary bush experience awaits you on the edge of Kakadu National Park when you stay at the ecologically sensitive, boutique luxury camp of Bamarru Plains. Environmental sustainability and key luxury standards offer the highest levels of comfort and are a key focus of this experience. Longitude 131° lies in Australia’s Red Centre at the gateway of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, complete with five star luxury and private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Explore the expansive living cultural landscape, learn of the ancient cultures of traditional owners and dine out under the spectacular desert night sky. Southern Ocean Lodge floats atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, commanding views of the wild and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, the Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe.

East Coast Escape LUXE

Includes: – 3 nights Berkeley River Lodge, Chalet, including return floatplane transfers from Kununurra, all meals and select activities – 2 nights Bamarru Plains, including air transfers from Darwin, all meals, beverages & scheduled activities – 2 nights Longitude 131°, including return 4WD transfers from Ayers Rock Airport, all meals, Table 131° (Sounds of Silence) one evening, select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, exclusive touring and National Park entry fee – Overnight journey aboard The Ghan from Alice Springs to Adelaide, Platinum Service including spacious private lounge style cabin with en suite, personalized cabin steward service, off train excursions, all meals, standard wines, beers, spirits and sodas – 2 nights Southern Ocean Lodge, Flinders Suite including all meals, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in-suite bar, signature experiences and island airport transfers

Price per person twin share, from: 12,753 Tour Code: DUA/LUX1

10 days

If you are looking for exceptional service, comfortable accommodations and unique experiences, indulge in a nine night vacation staying at some of Australia’s most refined establishments. Reserved for a fortunate few, Lizard Island offers serene accommodations on the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef. With 24 white sand beaches and uninterrupted views of the rest of the world, the Island offers secluded picnics, five star cuisine and a myriad of reef activities. A luxurious sanctuary overlooking the Hazards Mountains on Freycinet Peninsula, Saffire Freycinet boasts 20 suites, an exclusive day spa and a stunning restaurant serving local flavors and culinary delights. Participate in a broad range of innovative activities ranging from 1-3 hours, from adventure to romance and rejuvenation to exploration.

Includes: – 3 nights Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Heritage Suite including all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, select regional alcoholic beverages and 2 on-site nature based activities daily – 3 nights Saffire Freycinet, Luxury Suite including all meals, mini-bar and selected deluxe beverages until dinner is served, a selection of Saffire activities and one AU$100 spa credit per suite – 3 nights Lizard Island Resort, Garden Room, including gourmet meals, fine Australian wines, cocktails and champagne at Osprey’s Restaurant, deluxe picnic hamper, use of non-motorized watersports and motorized dinghies

Price per person twin share, from: 6,996 Tour Code: DUA/LUX2

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is set amidst the stunning scenery of the rugged Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Experience the huge array of native wildlife and learn about Aboriginal history in a variety of traditional outdoor activities led by highly knowledgeable Field Guides.

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Self-drive vacations

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ALL SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS INCLUDE: CO-PILOT PACK INCLUDING DETAILED DRIVING DIRECTIONS, MAPS AND GUIDE BOOKS

Great Southern Touring Route Turn the romance of the road trip into a grand love affair as you drive from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road. Pass the vineyards of the Bellarine Peninsula and the iconic surf spots of Torquay and Bells Beach, and onto the vacation haven of Lorne to the magnificent Twelve Apostles. Walk through the lush forest in Otway National Park and explore

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4 days

and admire the magnificent views over the valleys clad in eucalyptus trees. Take an optional ride on the world’s steepest incline for panoramic views of the region and stop at Katoomba’s Waradah Aboriginal Centre to watch a traditional corroboree dance and to browse local arts and crafts.

Gourmet Getaway Fantastic food accompanied by great wine is one of Western Australia’s true pleasures. From Perth, enjoy a picturesque drive through the Prongurip Range to Albany. Visit the Oyster House Albany with a bottle of Great Southern Riesling and sample delicious fresh oysters straight from the water’s edge. Continue along the stunning southern coastline to Denmark

Includes: – 1 night Claerwen Retreat, Apollo Bay – 1 night Hearn’s Cottage Suites, Port Fairy – 1 night DULC Cabins, Halls Gap – 1 night Quality Heritage on Lydiard, Ballarat – 5 days Group C car rental

Price per person twin share, from 853 TOUR CODE: AOT/MO4ACT

Vineyards & Views Sample fine wines, savor local delicacies and take in the breathtaking views as you leave the hustle and bustle of Sydney and travel to the Hunter Valley to explore some of the 80 wineries in this historic area. Woven into the wine experience are countless activities including golf, spas and gastronomic delights. Next, see the stunning Blue Mountains

5 days

the hiking trails and waterfalls. Watch whales from historic Warrnambool, explore the scenic seaside towns, from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy, and discover Aboriginal history in the Grampians and gold rush heritage in Ballarat.

7 days

and Pemberton. Browse through the boutique shops before you begin exploring the Margaret River Wine Region. Grab a map and discover Margaret River’s world famous wines, wonderful cheeses, chocolates, olive oil, fudge, boutique beers, natural soaps, art galleries and boutique shopping.

Includes: – 1 night Sebel Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley – 2 nights Leisure Inn Spires, Blue Mountains – Admission to the Hunter Valley Gardens – 4 days Group C car rental

Price per person twin share, from 515 TOUR CODE: AOT/S07ACS

Includes: – 1 night The Beach House at Bayside, Albany, inc. breakfast – 2 nights Karma Chalets, Denmark – 1 night Karri Valley Resort, Pemberton – 2 nights Pullman Resort Bunker Bay – 7 days Group C car rental

Price per person twin share, from 1,125 TOUR CODE: AOT/P18ACT


24 Suggested Australian experiences

Sydney, Rock and Reef

11 days

Sydney, Cairns, Adelaide & Melbourne 15 days

Start your Aussie vacation in Sydney and marvel at this iconic city that features the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a halfday city tour and harbor luncheon cruise to see the major sights and orientate yourself! Enjoy two nights in the Red Centre and watch the stunning color changes on Uluru (Ayers Rock) on a Morning Sunrise Tour. Visit the tropics and discover the home of the Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef. View what lies beneath the turquoise waters of the Reef on a full-day Outer Barrier Reef excursion. Departs daily.

Sydney is the vibrant and sophisticated shining star of the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy a half-day city tour that includes a visit to Bondi Beach. Continue to Cairns, where you will have time to relax and enjoy a full-day Outer Barrier Reef excursion. Visit historic Adelaide and get in touch with nature on a full-day tour of Kangaroo Island, home to abundant wildlife in its natural habitat. Experience Melbourne, a lively, stylish and cosmopolitan city, where alleys lead to opulent bars, restaurants and boutiques. Departs daily.

Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney

13 days

Melbourne is considered one of Australia’s most stylish cities! Experience the cuisine and wine, the fashion and the game of ‘footy’. Visit Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. View the majestic coral structures that make up the Great Barrier Reef. Experience Sydney where the laid-back outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant cities to visit. Sydney’s harbor is its natural playground, the dominant factor in so much of what the city has to offer. Departs daily.

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10 nights’ accommodation: Sydney (4), Ayers Rock (2), Cairns (4); Sydney half-day city tour; Kata Tjuta Sunset Tour & BBQ dinner; Uluru Sunrise Tour; Sounds of Silence Dinner; full-day Great Barrier Reef tour; round-trip airport transfers throughout; 2 lunches, 2 dinners.

14 nights’ accommodation: Sydney (4), Cairns (4), Adelaide (3), Melbourne (3); Sydney half-day city tour; full-day Kangaroo Island tour; full-day Great Barrier Reef tour; Melbourne half-day city tour; round-trip airport transfers throughout; 2 lunches.

12 nights’ accommodation: Sydney (4), Cairns (4), Melbourne (4); Sydney half-day city tour; full-day Great Barrier Reef tour; Melbourne half-day city tour; round-trip airport transfers throughout; 1 lunch.

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Price per person twin share, from:

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Standard Accommodation First Class Accommodation Deluxe Accommodation TOUR CODE: DUA/PKG2

1,827 2,019 2,504

Standard Accommodation First Class Accommodation Deluxe Accommodation

1,706 2,025 2,386

TOUR CODE: DUA/PKG3

Single supplements apply. Airfares not included, please call for the best available airfares: 877-888-6227

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Standard Accommodation 1,241 1,443 First Class Accommodation Deluxe Accommodation 2,033 TOUR CODE: DUA/PKG4


25 Pre & Post Cruise Stopovers There’s nothing like cruising between Australia and New Zealand to get a taste for each country. To make the most of your time Down Under, why not add a pre or post cruise experience? Enrich your vacation with a night at the opera in Sydney or a sumptuous dinner under the stars in the Outback. Cook your own lunch in a Steambox in Rotorua or enjoy a round of golf at one of New Zealand’s top courses! Whatever you need, we have plenty of touring ideas to assist!

Sydney

4 days

With a picture postcard setting, glamorous nightlife, a sunny climate, exciting attractions, and a beautiful harbor, Sydney undeniably becomes the centerpiece of any visit. Whatever the time of year, there’s so much to see and do. Visit Darling Harbour or take a trip to the historic Rocks district and discover Australia’s birthplace. Experience the vacation feel of Sydney’s beaches and surrounding suburbs with a surf at famous Bondi Beach or a cruise to Manly on the ferry. Includes: • 3 nights Sydney, choice of hotel grade • Arrival or departure transfer from Sydney Airport • Arrival or departure transfer from Sydney International Cruise Terminal • Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour • Full-day Bondi Beach, City Sights & Harbour Cruise with lunch

Price per person, twin share, from: Based on standard hotels.

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Cairns

5 days

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef but this popular tropical city offers much more; a bustling nightlife, restaurants, shopping and a wide range of accommodation to suit any budget. Enjoy a full-day Great Barrier Reef cruise with lunch and view this magnificent living wonder from above and below the water. Travel north to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation and see where the rainforest meets the reef. The majority of day tours depart from Cairns making it an ideal base. Perhaps get your heart pounding and try white water rafting, ballooning, diving, reef cruising or ziplining through the rainforest. Includes: • 4 nights Cairns, choice of hotel grade • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Full-day Outer Barrier Reef Cruise including lunch • Full-day 4WD Cape Tribulation and Daintree tour including lunch • Full-day Kuranda All-Inclusive tour including lunch

Price per person, twin share, from: Based on standard hotels.

951

Auckland & Rotorua

4 days

Experience some of New Zealand’s best shopping, cuisine and nightlife, along with delectable wineries, wild nature reserves and fantastic beaches. Known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland has more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world and is a water lover’s paradise with some of the best beaches, swimming, diving, fishing and sailing spots in the country. Delve deeper into the New Zealand countryside and discover pastoral farms, fascinating caves lit by glowworms and a Maori cultural experience in Rotorua. Explore this geothermal wonderland with geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. A few days in Auckland and Rotorua is the perfect beginning or end to a cruise in New Zealand. Includes: • 2 nights Auckland, choice of hotel grade • 1 night Rotorua, choice of hotel grade • Arrival or departure transfer from Auckland Airport • Arrival or departure transfer from Auckland Cruise Terminal • Half-day Auckland City Revealed tour • Full-day Waitomo to Rotorua tour including lunch • Tamaki Maori Village Hangi & Concert tour • Return coach transfer from Rotorua to Auckland Price per person, twin share, from: Based on standard hotels.

699

Queenstown

5 days

Nestled beside crystal clear Lake Wakatipu is a cosmopolitan haven, offering unlimited adventure, southern wine and cuisine and breathtaking alpine scenery. Queenstown is a great place to visit year round, the lake gleans in the summer sun and the snow clad mountains tower above the town in the winter. A diverse range of activities including opportunities to bungy jump, sky dive, jet boat, horseback ride and river raft are all available within the surrounding magnificent landscapes. Taste local wines and indulge in a gourmet platter of regional produce on one day, cruise across the lake to Walter Peak Farm for a BBQ and take a day trip and immerse yourself in the beauty of Doubtful Sound. Includes: • 4 nights Queenstown, choice of hotel grade • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Full-day Gourmet Wine tour including lunch • Full-day Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise • TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Farm & BBQ excursion

Price per person, twin share, from: Based on standard hotels.

795


26 Rail Journeys Australia is a vast country and with its extensive rail network one of the best ways of seeing more is by riding the rails. For cabins and service levels matching the world's best, choose Gold or Platinum service aboard The Ghan and Indian Pacific. We always recommend Queenslander Class aboard The Sunlander.

Darwin Katherine Kuranda

Broome

Tennant Creek

Normanton

Croydon

Mount Isa

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Kalgoorlie

Cook Port Augusta

Townsville Mackay

Proserpine

Longreach

Rockhampton Gladstone Hervey Bay

Charleville

Manguri (Coober Pedy)

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Brisbane

Moree Tamworth Dubbo

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Casino

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Melbourne RAIL JOURNEYS: The Ghan Indian Pacific The Overland Spirit of the Outback

Tilt Train The Sunlander (including Queenslander Class) XPT XPLORER

Rock ‘n’ Rail Board the Ghan in Adelaide for an overnight journey into the Australian Outback. Marvel at the diverse landscapes as you settle into the comforts of your Gold Service cabin. Overnight in Alice Springs before traveling through the central Australian Desert to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk between the domes in Walpa Gorge before traveling back to Uluru for the spectacular sunset viewing.

Wake up and watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre and Uluru alight. Drive around the base of Uluru and visit Mutitjulu Waterfall. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before transferring to the airport. Includes: The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs, Gold Service including meals, two nights Alice Springs, one night Ayers Rock and touring as noted. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 2,111

The Ghan The Ghan is a national treasure, traveling through the heart of Australia for over 80 years and offering one of the best ways to experience Australia’s vast interior. The journey from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs (or vice-versa) is a three day/two night 1,846 mile trek through central Australia. From Darwin, through the lush tropics of the Top End, across the deep red earth of central Australia, the magnificent Flinders Ranges and sand dunes of the south; you will experience the very essence of Australia. The Ghan's timetable makes the most of the daylight hours, offering you unsurpassed views of the passing landscapes. Each morning begins with a fresh panorama of changing scenery with the red earth and cobalt blue skies taking on characters of their own at each changing hour. In 2013, Platinum and Gold service on The Ghan became fully inclusive of all on-board meals, beverages and off-train excursions. Travel in style and comfort in www.duatravel.com

Red, Gold or Platinum Service and immerse yourself in the destinations along the way with truly memorable and unique off-train adventures that deliver special memories. Enjoy a dining experience which tells the incredible story of the journey with local produce and flavors. The Ghan is an immersive Australian experience, offering superior hospitality and a real sense of discovery and adventure. ADELAIDE – ALICE SPRINGS OR VV PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: Platinum Service Gold Service Red Service Day/Nighter Seat

DARWIN – ADELAIDE OR VV PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: Platinum Service Gold Service Red Service Day/Nighter Seat

2,453 1,268 467 3,629 2,443 925


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Indian Pacific The mighty Indian Pacific travels from Sydney to Perth (and vice-versa). It is a four day/three night journey traveling between the two oceans which inspired its name. From Sydney, the journey begins through the stunning Blue Mountains to outback Broken Hill before skirting the Flinders Ranges and Spencer Gulf on its way into Adelaide, the food and wine capital of Australia. The Indian Pacific then embarks on the awe-inspiring Nullarbor Plain before winding through the Avon Valley and into Perth. From sweeping valley views to saltbush plains and rich farming lands, guests will be amazed by the ever-changing scenery beyond the window. In 2013, the Platinum and Gold Services became fully inclusive of all on-board meals, beverages and off-train excursions at key destinations. Travel in style and comfort in Red, Gold or Platinum Service and immerse yourself in the destinations along the

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way with truly memorable and unique off-train adventures that deliver special memories. Enjoy a dining experience which tells the incredible story of the journey with local produce and tastes. The Indian Pacific is a truly Australian experience, offering superior hospitality and a real sense of discovery and adventure. The Indian Pacific gives travelers a unique window to Outback Australia. Travel is also available between Sydney and Adelaide and Perth and Adelaide. ADELAIDE – PERTH OR VV P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: Platinum Service Gold Service Red Service Day/Nighter Seat

3,067 1,871 592

SYDNEY – PERTH OR VV P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: Platinum Service Gold Service Red Service Day/Nighter Seat

4,159 2,589 935

Spirit of Queensland The all-new Spirit of Queensland train experience is the perfect addition to your Queensland vacation. Travel in style from the Brisbane metropolis to the natural wonders of Far North Queensland aboard Australia's fastest, most modern train fleet. The revolutionary RailBed brings a higher level of comfort to train travel along this route. As you travel along one of the world's top rail journeys, relax in a comfortable leather seat by day and get a great

night's sleep as your state-of-the-art seat becomes a flat, comfortable bed by night. The perfect alternative to driving or coach travel, arrive at your vacation destination faster and feeling refreshed.

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.

The Sunlander has been rated Australia’s number one train journey, and is amongst the top 25 rail journeys in the world.

BRISBANE – CAIRNS OR VV P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: Rail Bed Premium Economy Seat

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The Sunlander

Enjoy the friendly on-board atmosphere in the comfort of the Club Car or Lounge Car. Covering 1,045 miles over 31 hours 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. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Queenslander Class Inclusions • Private cabin containing two seater lounge by day and twin bunk beds by night, washbasin, wardrobe, full length mirror, complimentary bathrobe, slippers, wet pack and travel compendium • All á-la-carte meals served in the exclusive On-board Dining Car • Lounge Car featuring live entertainment and informative commentary. PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: Brisbane – Cairns Brisbane – Townsville

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• Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

• Vivid Sydney

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The Langham, Sydney blends the modern charm and attention to detail of a boutique hotel, with the timeless elegance and refined sophistication that are hallmarks of the Langham heritage. Ideally positioned in the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks district, The Langham, Sydney is within easy walking distance of luxury boutiques, tourist sites, award-winning restaurants, museums and galleries. Delightfully intimate, The Langham, Sydney comprises 96 luxurious guest rooms and suites, designed for the most discerning traveler. Guests can indulge in the comforts of the Grand Langham Rooms, the exceptional space of the Junior Suites, the privacy of the Langham Suites or the exclusive luxury of the Observatory Suite. Deliciously diverse dining options include the award-winning Galileo Restaurant, offering fine dining and modern cuisine and The Globe Bar and Brasserie, a haven for gourmets who seek a wide variety of international fare or wish to enjoy the signature afternoon tea, Tiffin at The Langham. Since 1865, The Langham has built a legacy of delivering service with poise and luxurious comfort. In one of Australia's most sophisticated and dynamic cities, The Langham, Sydney continues and enhances this fine tradition.

DELUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily & an upgrade to the next room category. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

InterContinental Sydney Positioned with views overlooking the world’s most stunning harbor, InterContinental Sydney is located a short stroll from the famous Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens. The hotel’s 509 contemporary guest rooms and suites are a blend of elegance and comfort. Beyond your room, discover the hotel’s outstanding facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool and 24-hour gym. For the ultimate experience, upgrade to Club InterContinental, with access to the exclusive Club lounge and its wrap-around outdoor terrace.

DELUXE Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - May 20, 14.†

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Sofitel Sydney Wentworth delivers a luxury experience with a touch of French inspiration, located in the heart of Sydney, just minutes from the famous icons of this harbor city. All 436 guest rooms and suites are finished in rich, contemporary, classic tones, sympathetic to the history of this grand hotel. Indulge in stylish dining and cocktails at Garden Court or Soirée. Take in high tea with the Wentworth Afternoon Tea. Spoil yourself at Elixr Health Club. Upgrade to a Club Sofitel Room to include full buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapés with cocktails and private check-in.

DELUXE Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - May 20, 14.†

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park Grand in style and service, the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park is directly opposite Hyde Park in the epicenter of the cultural, theater, sports and retail areas of the city. Providing luxury accommodation in central Sydney, the hotel is a short stroll from Sydney Tower, Oxford Street boutiques, vibrant nightlife, Paddington and Surry Hills' restaurants. The hotel offers 241 superbly appointed guest rooms, each a cocoon of calm and comfort, rest and relaxation. All guest rooms are stylish in design with rich tones and the signature bed designed exclusively for the most restful slumber.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney One of Sydney's most iconic hotels, with 563 spacious recently refurbished guest rooms and luxury suites in the heart of the city. The hotel offers stunning views of Sydney Harbour, and some of the city’s finest dining, including the award-winning One Hat, Altitude Restaurant and Blu Bar on 36. When it is time to relax and revitalize, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La is a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Upgrade to a spacious Horizon Darling Harbour View Room with access to the Horizon Club Lounge for an extra level of personalized service and the best views.

DELUXE Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.†

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style hotel housed within a stunning Heritage-listed building located in the heart of Sydney. It is surrounded by the some of the world’s renowned tourist attractions, including the iconic Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the historical Rocks area and Circular Quay. Major shopping and entertainment precincts in Darling Harbour and King Street Wharf are just around the corner.

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Earlybird Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 when you book by Mar 31, 14. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

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Quay West Suites Sydney Quay West Suites Sydney is a luxury apartment hotel nestled in Sydney's historic Rocks precinct and an easy stroll to Circular Quay. This deluxe property boasts fully-equipped kitchens, laundry, separate living and dining and granite bathrooms featuring separate bath and shower in each of its one bedroom city view apartments. Room service, 24-hour reception, concierge, valet parking and laundry services are also available. With an average size of 540 square feet, this apartment accommodation offers impressive views of Sydney Harbour or the city skyline.

DELUXE Map Reference: 7 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks Immerse yourself in Sydney's colorful past and present in the heart of The Rocks, home to some of the city’s oldest surviving buildings, boutique shops and galleries; this is also where the Australian settlement began. Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks is a charming and intimate 61 room boutique hotel steps from Circular Quay, the Harbour Bridge and city shopping. Combining rich heritage and contemporary design, stylish one bedroom apartments, spacious studio rooms and harbor view rooms allow you to make yourself at home for a comfortable stay. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

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Holiday Inn Old Sydney Holiday Inn Old Sydney is located in the historic Rocks precinct where you can eat in restaurants located in some of the oldest surviving buildings in Sydney, or browse boutique shops and galleries in the place where Australia's European settlement began. Enjoy spectacular views to Sydney Harbour or The Rocks from the comfort of your room and 360-degree panoramas from the rooftop pool terrace. Set only one street back from Sydney Harbour, the hotel is ideally located for exploring the city.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 9 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Oct 8 - Dec 29, 14.†

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney has 144 one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments and studio rooms centrally located close to Darling Harbour, Pitt Street Mall and Sydney Tower. Surrounded by local eateries, from simple cafés to fine dining restaurants, and close to a choice of shopping options, this Apartment Hotel features facilities including a pool, sauna, and gym. All accommodation options offer the comforts of home with kitchenettes (studios) or fullyequipped kitchens.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 10 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.†

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney’s Darling Harbour has to offer on its doorstep. The contemporary, heritage style hotel is a former 1890s wool store situated at the southern end of Darling Harbour, making it ideal for both city and harbor exploring. The spacious rooms include homely touches such as a choice of pillows and a power shower. Take a leisurely stroll to some of Sydney's best restaurants, theaters and shopping.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 11 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 29, 14.†

The Menzies Sydney Located in the heart of Sydney, The Menzies Sydney offers 446 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites in a range of styles to suit every need. Overlooking Wynyard Park and enjoying an unbeatable position in the heart of Sydney’s shopping and business district, this iconic hotel is just a short stroll from the Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour. There is also direct access to the airport and close accessibility to public transport with Wynyard Station located directly opposite the hotel.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 12 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive a room upgrade. Valid Jun 5 - Aug 8, 14.†

Mercure Sydney Mercure Sydney is located right in the heart of Sydney's retail district. All 517 modern, contemporary rooms feature splashes of color to reflect the vibrant Sydney backdrop. Be tantalized by Four Elements Restaurant & Bar, Eve's Place Bistro & Bar, or make use of the indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and sauna located on the rooftop. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - May 30, 14.†

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Holiday Inn Potts Point Holiday Inn Potts Point is located on tree-lined Victoria Street amidst popular restaurants and street-side cafés. The hotel is one train stop into the city center, 15 minutes' drive to Bondi Beach and 20 minutes' drive to Sydney’s airports. The 285 guestrooms are all decorated in contemporary colors to provide a comfortable guest experience and include a safe, coffee/tea maker and TV. Holiday Inn Potts Point offers warm and welcoming service with a distinctly stylish look.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 14 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - May 28, 14.†

Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach Stay at Bondi’s hottest new address. Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach is located on Hall Street, the hip-strip of Bondi that leads to Australia’s most iconic beach. Set amongst a diverse mecca of vibrant restaurants, shops and seaside cool, the commanding position of the Apartment Hotel allows guests to soak up all the glamor and lifestyle that Bondi offers. The hotel includes premium lifestyle facilities such as a pool, gym and yoga room. A two minute stroll will have your toes in the white sand and aqua waters of Bondi Beach.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 15 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Aug 7, 14.†

Travelodge Wynyard Travelodge Wynyard is centrally located, close to Sydney’s key attractions and only a short walk from the Sydney Opera House, historic Rocks area and the harbor. All 277 air-conditioned rooms are well-appointed and offer all the comforts of a home away from home including a fridge and tea and coffee maker. Guests can access limited free WiFi in the lobby as well as high-speed wired access from their rooms (surcharge). Enjoy an evening cocktail in the lobby lounge after a day of sightseeing or a casual dinner at the Citrus Grove Restaurant, serving both Australian and international cuisine.

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Travelodge Sydney Travelodge Sydney is located on the edge of the Sydney city center, adjacent to Hyde Park and perfectly positioned to explore the city. The hotel offers 406 comfortable, air-conditioned guest rooms featuring a microwave, fridge, flat-screen TV, coffee/tea maker hair-dryer and complimentary toiletries. Major attractions are easily accessible from the hotel. There is an excellent selection of restaurants, theaters, bars and shops including designer stores and funky boutiques within easy walking distance. Breakfast is available and served in the guest lounge.

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ibis Sydney King Street Wharf ibis Sydney King Street Wharf is all about the location. Enjoying pride of place on the waterfront in the newest financial district in Sydney, this vibrant hotel offers an affordable base in one of the most desirable locations on the Sydney map. Just minutes from the pulsating excitement of Darling Harbour and Sydney city, ibis Sydney King Street Wharf features 91 inviting, modern and cozy rooms with comfortable beds. It offers easy access to Sydney buses, ferries and trains, as well as the Sydney Aquarium, Australian National Maritime Museum and Circular Quay. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid May 1 - May 29, 14.†

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BridgeClimb Sydney Get a bird's eye view of Sydney and take the climb of your life to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on this ultimate experience. Harness-up in specially designed outdoor gear, latch on in the Climb Base and get ready to walk the catwalks, up ladders, along the underbelly and over arches to the Bridge's summit. Scaling one of Australia's best-loved icons is an unforgettable journey of sight and sound.

The Essential Sydney Tour For your first day in Sydney, consider spending a few hours getting to know Sydney’s secrets and icons. See the historic Rocks precinct, climb Observatory Hill for views of Anzac Bridge and Darling Harbour, cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge on your way to North Head for unrivaled views and a secluded walk along the rugged sandstone cliffs; it will take your breath away. See Sydney’s popular neighborhoods and historic sights on the drive between stops. After lunch at the magnificent Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, see more great sights including a stop at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach before your returning to your hotel. Departs: Daily at 10:30am. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, informative guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles and café style lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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The Express Climb accelerates your ascent to the summit. This energetic experience is the fastest trip to the top! With fewer stops, the climb is ideal if you’re short on time in Sydney and have a higher level of general fitness. Limited to 12 guests per group, this Climb suits independently-minded people who want to fast-track it to the top.

Select your adventure from two exciting climbs: The Bridge Climb or The Express Climb.

Departs: Daily, excluding Dec 30 and Dec 31, 14. Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours. Includes: Climber cap, group photo and commemorative certificate.

The Bridge Climb is the original experience that offers stunning views of Sydney as you journey to the top. Join a professional Climb Leader who will lead you along the outer arches of the Bridge to the summit as they share an unexpected perspective and the history of the Bridge. Limited to 14 guests per group, this Climb is ideal for those who want to soak up the atmosphere and climb the upper arch.

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SEA LIFE Aquarium VIP Tour or WILD LIFE Sydney SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium houses the world’s largest collection of Australian aquatic life. Journey through amazing themed areas including Tropical Bay of Rays, Shark Valley and the largest Great Barrier Reef display in Australia. Encounter some of the world's most incredible animals, including the only pair of dugongs on display anywhere in the world, grey nurse sharks, thousands of tropical fish, platypus and much more. Experience the Australian animal adventure in the heart of the city at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo! Meet some of the most loved, feared and unique Aussie animals. Come face-to-face with Rex, one of the world’s largest crocodiles, walk amongst kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Departs: Daily between 9am and 4pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium or WILD LIFE Sydney entry and a 90-minute VIP guided tour.

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Captain Cook Hop On Hop Off Cruise

Captain Cook's Dinner Cruise is hosted on the MV Sydney 2000, and is the most prestigious cruising restaurant on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy million dollar views, expansive outdoor cocktail decks and elegant surroundings. Departs: Nightly at 7pm from Jetty No 6 Circular Quay. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Contemporary Australian menu, great live music and dancing.

The Hop On Hop Off Cruise is the essential introduction to Sydney Harbour. Experience the harbor highway and destinations as you explore the city on rocket ferries that depart every 45 minutes. Disembark at one of eight stops that includes Taronga Zoo, Luna Park and Shark Island. Departs: Daily. Duration: Travel at your leisure. Includes: Commentary and up to eight stops.

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Bondi Beach, City Sights & Harbour Lunch Cruise See some of the best sights that Sydney has to offer. Your afternoon starts with a harbor cruise aboard the MV Sydney 2000 and a delicious buffet lunch as you watch the Harbour Bridge and Opera House glide by. Take in million dollar harbor views as you listen to the commentary while dining. After lunch, board a coach and visit the historic Rocks area, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery.

Visit the majestic Blue Mountains, view Jamison Valley and the Three Sisters and enjoy a barbecue lunch, including fine Australian wines and cheeses, under the canopy of the Australian bush. This small group tour takes you to the quaint villages of Windsor, Richmond and Yarramundi. Observe native Australian birds in their natural wetland environment and view Aboriginal rock art before the ascent to outstanding views deep in the heart of the Blue Mountains.

Stop at Mrs Macquaries Chair for magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Visit The Gap for stunning views and stop at the world-famous Bondi Beach and enjoy spectacular scenery. This tour is a perfect introduction to Sydney's highlights for those with a limited amount of time.

Visit the spectacular Wentworth Falls for a short walk and roam a hidden valley to seek out kangaroos grazing in the wild before returning to Sydney with a camera full of photos.

Departs: Daily at 12pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Lunch.

Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Experienced guide, travel by luxury vehicle, morning tea and lunch with beverages.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Taronga Wild Australia Experience

Hunter Valley Vintage Tour

Enjoy an exclusive, interactive, behind the scenes tour led by a Taronga Zoo keeper at Australia’s best known wildlife park. Get up close with koalas, kangaroos and unique Australian nocturnal animals like bilby and feathertail gliders; an in-depth experience of native wildlife. Departs: Daily at 10.15am & 2pm. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Refreshments, souvenir photo.

Visit the world-class wineries of the Hunter Valley on this small group tour. Experience a selection of boutique wineries, chat with the owners as they show off the best of their vintages before returning to Sydney. Departs: Daily 8am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch, morning tea, wine tastings, experienced guide and travel by luxury vehicle.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Let's Go Surfing – Bondi Beach

Sydney Classic Cycle Tour

Do what the locals do and experience Sydney’s awesome beach culture with a surf lesson on world-famous Bondi Beach. You will see how fun surfing can be and it is perfect for beginners, making it a great way to see Sydney, meet the locals and have some fun! Private lessons available. Departs: Daily at various times. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Surf lesson, equipment and certificate.

Enjoy a relaxing ride along Sydney's beautiful Harbour and see the iconic sights of Sydney with local perspective. Have fun, get orientated and beat jet-lag at the same time! Tours for more experienced riders also available. Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat at 10.30am from Harrington Street, The Rocks. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Bicycle, helmet, bike bags and secure storage.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Cruise Like A Local

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Blue Mountains High Country Eco Tour

Blue Mountains Deluxe Day

See Sydney Harbour with the small group cruising specialists aboard a 52-foot motor yacht. Cruise past Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House before dropping anchor in a secluded cove for a barbecue. Swim, fish or just relax! Departs: 12.30pm from Commissioner Steps, Circular Quay. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Lunch, beverages and on-board activities.

The Blue Mountains Deluxe Day is a real journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage-listed region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you’ll see and experience it all. Let the landscape work its wonders and become part of you for a lifetime. Departs: Daily 7-7.30am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Lunch and afternoon tea.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Sydney Opera House Performance Packages Experience the best of the Sydney Opera House during your visit to the country and city made famous by this most recognized landmark! In 2013, the Sydney Opera House celebrated its 50th birthday. Since its official opening by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973 to fireworks and the strains of Beethoven, this architectural masterpiece has played host to over 70,000 performances, attended by over 65 million people. Your Sydney Opera House Performance package begins with the Sydney Opera House Tour. For convenience, your tour time is flexible, allowing you to select a time throughout the day that best suits you. Tours depart every 30 minutes between 9am and 4.45pm and take one hour. Visit the major performance venues and learn about the intricate and controversial history of the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Opera House Tour – For the Seeker The only official guided tour of Sydney Opera House. Follow your friendly guide inside this World Heritage-listed masterpiece, home to 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors and hundreds of stories and secrets. Discover the stories, magic and history under the sails. Step inside the inspired theaters where more than 1,600 performances come to life each year, and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s groundbreaking design and vision for a world-class

performing arts venue came into existence. The tour will raise the curtain on one of the greatest buildings of all time and allow you to explore inside the venues. You are sure to find out insider secrets that you won’t hear anywhere else. Departs: Daily 9am-5pm. Duration: 1 hour. Includes: Knowledgeable guide. PRICE GUIDE: $

Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour This intimate tour grants exclusive access to areas normally reserved for stars and their crew, revealing industry secrets that you will not hear anywhere else. You will visit the backstage areas of one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world, stand on stage and hear about the real-life dramas that go on behind the curtain. You might even get to stand on the world-famous Concert Hall stage, take up the conductor’s baton in the orchestra pit or

get a sneak peek inside the stars’ dressing rooms. This intimate tour concludes with a hearty breakfast in the Green Room, the private haven of some of the world’s most famous artists. You won’t believe what goes on behind closed doors! Departs: Daily at 7am. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Breakfast in the Green Room. PRICE GUIDE: $

Sydney Opera House Tour & Tasting Plate – For the Foodie Experience the delicious Tour and Tasting Plate that combines the Sydney Opera House Tour with alfresco dining at Opera Kitchen. Begin your journey by exploring beneath the sails with a spectacular Sydney Opera House Tour, taking you inside one of the world’s greatest buildings of all time. You will see the theaters, discover the stories, history and magic of the House and learn how architect Jorn Utzon’s World Heritage-listed masterpiece came to life. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Have the option of taking your three-tier gourmet Tasting Plate before or after your tour for lunch or return later for dinner. There’s nothing more to do than sit back and soak in the Sydney Harbour views. This is the perfect way to experience one of Sydney’s most treasured icons. Departs: Daily. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Tour and three-tier Tasting Plate. PRICE GUIDE: $

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This evening, you will see the venue transformed when you attend an evening performance at one of the five theaters at the Sydney Opera House. Select from either opera, ballet, symphony, modern dance, theater or cabaret performance that is scheduled during the time you are in Sydney. For the complete evening package why not add a dinner option at one of our many restaurants, including ARIA Restaurant with stunning views of the Sydney Opera House or our new restaurant, Bennelong by Stakehouse opening in 2014. Departs: Daily subject to performance schedule. Duration: Subject to performance schedule. Includes: Sydney Opera House Tour and performance.

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Beyond Sydney Escape the city to the Blue Mountains, sip your way through the many wineries of the Hunter Valley, or head offshore to Lord Howe Island, one of the most picturesque Islands of the South Pacific. LUXE

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, located in the Greater Blue Mountains just 118 miles from Sydney. Nestled between two National Parks, the resort lies within its own 4,000 acre private conservation and wildlife reserve. The 40 luxurious, free-standing suites, each with its own swimming pool and private terrace, are complemented by a main homestead offering distinctive dining, luxury facilities and the stand-alone Timeless Spa. The seclusion of Wolgan Valley creates a natural sanctuary where guests can relax and explore in unsurpassed comfort. This quintessential, luxury Australian bush experience can be explored through a range of activities including four wheel drives, heritage tours, wildlife spotting and horse riding. Includes: All meals, non-alcoholic beverages, select regional alcoholic beverages with meals and two on-site activities per day.

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Leisure Inn Spires, Blue Mountains Leisure Inn Spires is set on three acres of landscaped gardens in Leura, close to all the attractions of the Blue Mountains. Offering spacious apartment-style accommodation with balconies overlooking the gardens, the one and two-bedroom apartments feature spa baths and kitchens. Ample parking is available and the hotel is within walking distance of Leura train station, making it a convenient base from which to explore the Blue Mountains as part of a self-drive or by train from Sydney.

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Milky Way Villas, Lord Howe Island Nestled in the tranquility of a palm and banyan grove on Old Settlement Beach, Milky Way Villas on Lord Howe Island offers comfortable good value accommodation. Each one and two bedroom en suite villa includes living/dining area, full kitchen and balcony or terrace. Enjoy views of North Hills from Malabar to Dawson's Point and relax on-site or explore the Island from this comfortable base. Complimentary fruit and breakfast basket on arrival. Dining is available at the Villa’s restaurant, Beach House on the Moon.

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Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island

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Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay. An inspired architectural design welcomes spectacular views of the ocean, reef and mountains. Relaxed sophistication attracts the discerning experiential traveler and guests seeking a civilized sub-tropical island escape. A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports visitors to a real ‘treasure island’ where guests take to palm forest walks and explore the world’s southernmost coral reef. Capella’s nine island-style suites complement Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment and feature lavish king beds, beach-chic furnishings and generous decks. The Lodge Restaurant showcases fine, fresh regional produce. Luxurious surrounds, exceptional island-inspired dining and unforgettable ‘firstname’ service combine to create an outstanding lodging experience. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3, receive a barbecue lunch pack with premium wine and one AU$50 Spa voucher per stay. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Gourmet breakfast, sunset drinks with canapés, 3-course dinner with inspired daily menu, selected dinner wines, non-alcoholic beverages and island airport transfers.

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Hunter Valley Resort The Hunter Valley has more to offer than wine. It is an easy 90-minute drive north of Sydney where you will find three championship golf courses, Hunter Gardens, hot air ballooning, sky diving, a chocolate factory, antique stores, a shopping village and over 140 wineries to visit. The property is in the heart of the wine country offering many activities on-site including daily vineyard tours, wine theater, cheese tasting, wine-tasting cellars, horse and carriage tours, horse riding, Bluetongue Brewery Café, massage center, tennis, wine school, rooms and cottages within its own vineyards.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Tour of the on-site vineyard with wine tasting and entry into the Hunter Wine Theatre experience.

Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks Hotels & Resorts, Hunter Valley Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks Hotels & Resorts, Hunter Valley is both a golf and spa sanctuary, nestled amongst the vineyards in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. It is a scenic 2-hour drive from Sydney and is surrounded by the beauty of native Australian bushland, a world away from it all. In addition to two outdoor swimming pools, Cypress Lakes Resort features a restaurant, a full-service spa, and a golf course. Guest rooms open to balconies with golf course views and feature open fireplaces and kitchenette facilities.

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The Sebel Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley Set within 40 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and gently rolling grounds with magnificent views over tranquil vineyards and the wineries of the Hunter Valley, The Sebel Kirkton Park offers high quality accommodation which combines the elegance of a bygone era with all the comforts and luxuries of contemporary life. Couples and families will enjoy excellent facilities including tennis courts and an indoor pool. A delightful base from which to explore the Hunter Valley. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Queensland The most popular vacation destination for Australian travelers, Queensland is home to the Great Barrier Reef – one of the seven wonders of the world and the world's most diverse coral reef system. Known as 'Australia's playground' and the 'Sunshine State', the destination is twice the size of Texas and showcases numerous World Heritagelisted attractions.

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Islands & Beaches Follow the sun and experience the sub-tropical paradise of Noosa. Browse the elegant boutiques and dine in fine restaurants and bistros. Laze on the golden beaches which the area is renowned for, catch a wave or perhaps go fishing. Explore the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. Four wheel drive next to the colored sands of The Cathedrals, bushwalk through rainforest growing from the sand and swim in mirrored lakes.

Rail & Reef Discover Brisbane, Queensland’s subtropical capital city and gateway to many attractions including Australia Zoo and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Laze in the lush riverside gardens of South Bank, then browse the markets and swim the lagoon. Bike ride in the City Botanic Gardens and abseil the cliffs of Kangaroo Point. Glide down the river on a majestic paddle steamer or take a high-speed ferry to vibrant inner-city villages like Bulimba and New Farm. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

9 days Travel overnight on the Spirit of Queensland to Proserpine and transfer to Airlie Beach for your ferry transfer to Hamilton Island. Hamilton Island is perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and is an ideal spot to experience the beaches, glorious weather, azure waters and fascinating flora and fauna of the region. The resort features ample activities, a selection of restaurants, cafés and bars as well as shopping, spas and golf courses.

Includes: Two nights Outrigger Little Hastings Street, Noosa, two day/one night Fraser Island Discovery Tour including accommodation, touring and transfers, overnight rail from Nambour to Prosperine on the Spirit of Queensland, Rail Bed, transfer Proserpine to Airlie Beach, launch to Hamilton Island, three nights Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM:

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7 days Board the Spirit of Queensland for a scenic journey up the coast to Gladstone. View the changing landscapes as the train weaves in and out of cities and towns. Heron Island offers a warm welcome to the Great Barrier Reef, where you can snorkel right off the shore, scuba dive one of the 20 dive sites just minutes away, or simply stroll on the pristine white sandy beaches.

Includes: Two nights Mercure Brisbane, three nights Heron Island including all meals, rail journey on the Spirit of Queensland (Tilt Train) from Brisbane to Gladstone, one night Metro Hotel Gladstone, roundtrip ferry transfers Gladstone to Heron Island.

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Pullman Cairns International Pullman Cairns International is perfectly located in the center of tropical Cairns. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, it is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer. Dine in Coco’s Restaurant and Lobby Bar or unwind in Vie Spa. For something a little more active, enjoy the two swimming pools, jacuzzi and sundeck, challenge yourself in the well-equipped gym and wind down in the sauna.

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Pacific International Hotel Cairns Pacific Hotel Cairns is conveniently located on the picturesque Esplanade overlooking Trinity Bay, opposite the departure terminal to the Great Barrier Reef. It is only a short walk to the resort-style Esplanade Lagoon, waterfront boardwalks, tropical parklands, casino and shopping precinct. Well-appointed rooms have balconies with most offering views of the inlet or Esplanade. On-site is a pool, Sugarcane Rhumbar and Bushfire Flame Grill Restaurant offering Brazilian inspired, Australian style barbecue.

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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino 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 128 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites are unmistakably Tropical North Queensland style with plantation shutters and light timbers. Each has spa and private garden balcony with city or water views. Enjoy innovative and award-winning contemporary fusion cuisine in Tamarind, or dine at one of the three other restaurants and bars. Hotel facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, sauna, gym, the Cairns Wildlife Dome, bar and live entertainment. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2 in select room categories. Valid Apr 1 - May 9, 14.† www.duatravel.com

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Mercure Cairns Harbourside Mercure Harbourside Cairns is situated on the beautiful Cairns Esplanade, where the city meets the Coral Sea. With spectacular sights of Cairns and beautiful ocean views, guests enjoy the tropical ambiance of the far north. Spacious guest rooms, all with private balconies, offer just the place to enjoy some of the best views in Cairns. Teshi's Restaurant overlooks the pool and Trinity Bay, serving local Aussie classics to international dishes. Blue Mango offers light meals and snacks. A pleasant stroll to the center of Cairns, the hotel also has a complimentary city shuttle and car parking.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive an AU$50 F&B voucher. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 15, 14.†

The Hotel Cairns The Hotel Cairns is a boutique hotel located just one block from the Cairns Esplanade and an easy five minute walk to the shops and restaurants in Cairns’ city center. Its architectural profile and exterior façade are beautiful examples of Queenslander heritage style. Thoroughly modern, but with an appealing touch of classical Queensland style, the guest rooms and suites are elegant and functional. The hotel features established grounds with tropical trees and plants, an outdoor pool and spa, a gym and a welcoming restaurant, The Plantation Bar & Grill.

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Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort Centrally located in the heart of Cairns, Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is situated on six acres of tropical gardens and boasts the largest lagoon-style pool in the city center, complete with its own white sandy beach and swim up bar. All 314 rooms offer accommodation with a balcony or terrace overlooking the city, gardens or pool. Facilities also include a restaurant, day spa, on-site hairdressers, 24-hour gym and free WiFi in the lobby area. The hotel is within walking distance of the Casino, Reef Terminal and the Esplanade, including ‘Muddys’ a fun, safe playground and parkland.

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Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments is centrally located just a short stroll from Cairns Esplanade. A familyowned boutique hotel with friendly service, offering a variety of guest rooms including Standard, Family, Studio, One-bedroom suites, Two, and Three-bedroom apartments. All are tastefully decorated, enhanced by the warmth of forest timber complementing the tropical surrounds. Services and facilities include a popular restaurant with an award-winning wine list, pool, complimentary parking, internet lounge and guest laundry.

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ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club The ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club is set amongst 11 acres of lush tropical gardens. Guests enjoy the relaxed and informal atmosphere created by the tropical surrounds. The resort combines the tranquility of a tropical resort with the advantages of a mainstream hotel to create an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions in and around Cairns. It features 345 Standard, Studio and Superior rooms surrounding three lagoon style pools, one child pool, bars, restaurants and conference centers for weddings, parties, meetings and special events. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

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Angsana Great Barrier Reef Resort & Spa The only absolute beachfront resort in Palm Cove village, Angsana Great Barrier Reef 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. Well-appointed in style and location, the resort features spacious all-suite accommodation, each with private balcony or terrace and the stunning multi-award winning absolute beachfront Far Horizons Restaurant. Angsana also plays host to the multi-award winning Angsana Day Spa, the perfect place to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

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The Reef House The Reef House’s setting embraces the tropics with sun-drenched terraces, three swimming pools, two spa pools, as well as an honesty bar. The accommodation provides privacy with the luxury of tropical verandas with uninterrupted ocean, pool or garden views. The Reef House’s comprehensive facilities and services include complimentary WiFi, sunset punch in the Brigadiers Lounge nightly, dining in the ocean view restaurant or beside two of the three swimming pools, use of DVD players and DVD collection.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade Palm Cove Set amongst thriving melaleuca trees close to the beachfront and the relaxed buzz of Palm Cove village, Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade Palm Cove is located in the heart of the health day spa capital of Australia. This unique seaside village features a variety of outdoor cafés, restaurants, bars, boutiques and convenience shops scattered along the Esplanade. The resort features a choice of premium appointed studios, one and two-bedroom self-contained apartments and a magnificent three-bedroom ocean front condo. Each apartment has a large private balcony overlooking the lagoon pool or beach area. Bonus Offer: Stay 6 nights, pay for 5. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 16, 14.† www.duatravel.com

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Novotel Palm Cove Resort Enjoy activity, fun and the luxury of quality facilities at this amazing resort set in 100 acres of tropical beach coastline in beautiful Palm Cove. Novotel Palm Cove Resort offers a choice of spacious, well-appointed guest rooms and suites set amidst tranquil gardens and boardwalks, each designed for natural living with every modern convenience. All guest rooms have their own outdoor terrace or balcony overlooking one of the resort's several swimming pools or garden areas, suiting couples and families alike.

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The Reef Retreat A boutique, intimate resort within rainforest grounds, settled opposite the beautiful palm-fringed Palm Cove beach. The 36 spacious studios, suites and villa apartments come complete with kitchenettes and living/dining areas opening to private balconies. Each overlooks the tranquil, heated pool and spa or the tropical gardens where guests can relax surrounded by majestic paper bark trees, palms, exotic plants and birds. Enjoy the seclusion of this rainforest setting just 150 feet from the beach and restaurants.

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Alassio Palm Cove on the Beach Located on the beachfront in beautiful Palm Cove, Alassio Palm Cove is a private boutique resort offering stylish one, two and three-bedroom self-contained apartments and studio rooms. The spacious accommodation consists of ocean facing or pool garden view apartments which are surrounded by lush tropical foliage. The resort caters for individuals, couples and families and is only minutes’ walking distance from the village center shops, bistros and bars and the region’s finest dining. Resort facilities include a saltwater lagoon-pool, outdoor entertaining and barbecue area and elevated spa.

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Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa The only private beach resort and spa of its kind in the region, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa is a private boutique beachfront resort, five minutes from Palm Cove. Environmentally sensitive, with superb cuisine and attention to service, the secluded hideaway is set on 30 acres of lush landscaped rainforest gardens, and provides detached secluded suites and private bungalows nestled in an oasis of coastal lagoons, palms and endemic rainforest. This is a rich habitat home to dozens of native species. All tours in the region pick up and return to Kewarra each day.

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Melaleuca Resort Palm Cove Melaleuca Resort Palm Cove is set amongst an award-winning, vibrant and lush tropical garden populated with exotic Australian native birdlife. Featuring a lagoon style walk-in pool, the property boasts comfortable one bedroom fully self-contained beachfront apartments, each with a relaxing lounge, large balcony with spectacular views of the Coral Sea and gardens and a fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and in-room laundry facilities.

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Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments are located in secluded tropical gardens and opposite the legendary Four Mile Beach. Offering a blend of contemporary design and casual charm, these air-conditioned one, two, and threebedroom apartments exemplify the beach style and relaxed elegance which Port Douglas is renowned for. With spacious balconies and interiors, all apartments are equipped with a full kitchen, dining room and a separate laundry room. On-site facilities include two swimming pools, jacuzzi, tennis court and barbecue facilities.

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Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort Ideally poised right on Four Mile Beach and nestled within 321 acres of lush tropical gardens between the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas is an oasis of luxury. The resort features 294 superbly appointed rooms and 100 split-level luxury villas. Experience a world of diverse cuisines at the resort’s four dining venues, including award-winning Lagoons Restaurant. Challenge yourself to a round of golf at the stunning 18-hole course. Escape to Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, 'where you don’t just stay, you belong'.

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Thala Beach Lodge Family-owned Thala Beach Lodge sits spectacularly atop a headland with breathtaking ocean views. Deluxe timber bungalows with ocean or forest views are built high on stilts amid the forest canopy. Dining takes place among the birds of surrounding treetops and guests marvel at uninterrupted coastal vistas enjoying modern Australian cuisine in the well positioned restaurant. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Star gazing at Thala's Observatory, evening presentations by guides, bird watching and nature walks with guides.

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Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas Rendezvoeus Reef Resort Port Douglas offers two story, one, two and three-bedroom villas each with kitchen, laundry, separate lounge and dining areas, TV/DVD player and balcony or patio in over 1,184 square feet of living space. The resort is set on 15 acres of lush tropical gardens, offering plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the facilities including Straits Café, two lagoon style pools, leisure pool, an 82-foot lap pool, a children's pool and playground, a small gym and barbecue area.

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QT Port Douglas Injecting new personality into Tropical North Queensland, QT Port Douglas is a vibrant resort boasting fun, 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. It features a range of chic hotel rooms, including spacious one and two-bedroom apartments with garden or pool views. QT Port Douglas is also home to an interactive marketplace style restaurant, hip cocktail bar, lagoon style pool and day spa.

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Villa San Michele Villa San Michele enjoys a fantastic location on Macrossan Street in the heart of Port Douglas, just a few minutes' walk to Four Mile Beach. Villa San Michele features one and two-bedroom Mediterranean style apartments set around a courtyard of tropical gardens, complete with two saltwater swimming pools (heated), spa and poolside barbecue. Additional facilities include free WiFi, undercover parking, laundry facilities, tour desk and book and magazine exchange. The boutique apartments are spacious in size and feature a private balcony and kitchen facilities. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Oct 1 - Dec 28, 14.†

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Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail Make your visit to Kuranda a memorable one from door to door. The Kuranda Boarding Pass allows for driver check-in, offering you pre-allocated preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Avoid the ticketing lines at Freshwater Station as you have already checked in. Purchase a light breakfast or explore the souvenir shop and museum before boarding the Kuranda Scenic Railway. The journey takes you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the falls before arriving at Kuranda station. There is free time to explore the village and your Kuranda Boarding Pass offers discounted entry into Birdworld, Kuranda Koala Gardens, The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Rainforestation. Board the Skyrail for one of the world’s most memorable rainforest experiences. Glide over the

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Your tour ends at Caravonica Lakes where a hostess is waiting to assist you with your return coach transfer to your accommodation. Alternatively, continue on to your pre-booked choice of two exciting options, visiting either the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Park. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily from 8am. Duration: 10 or 11 hours depending on option chosen. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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Complete your Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail Tour with a visit to Tjapukai. Learn how bush foods were used to create medicinal remedies; master the didgeridoo and throw a traditional boomerang and spear. Interact with the Tjapukai people as they illustrate their ancient skills. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily from 8am. Duration 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

This thrilling adventure known as the best crocodile show in Australia takes you on a lagoon cruise in specially constructed boats to explore the natural habitat of the saltwater crocodile. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily from 8am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, Kuranda Scenic Rail, Skyrail and Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure Park.

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Daintree Walkabout Travel past rich farming areas, cruise across the Daintree River and explore what lies beneath the rainforest canopy. Visit Mossman Gorge, where an Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional plant use and identify bush tucker. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas Mon, Wed, Fri from 7am. Duration: 10-11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and refreshments. PRICE GUIDE: $

4WD Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge Explore the rainforest and amazing landscapes of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Park’s wilderness area with a knowledgeable driver/guide. Enjoy a traditional smoking ceremony at Mossman Gorge and a Daintree River Wildlife Cruise. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily from 7am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and refreshments. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Daintree Dreaming Experience the region's rich Aboriginal history and culture, take a journey from coast to rainforest to learn the ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanji people. With spear in hand, learn traditional hunting and gathering techniques on a two-hour coastal walk as you track and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels through the mangroves. After a delicious lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre, wander into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge and experience the wonders of the World Heritage-listed rainforest. Immerse yourself in the enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage. Continue to the Janball Aboriginal Art Gallery in Mossman township and meet the resident artist. Enjoy an Aboriginal art class and view local art and craft of the Kuku Yulanji people on display depicting the reef and rainforest. Departs: Cairns and Port Douglas Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun from 7.30am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $$


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Daintree Wanderer 4WD Small Group Eco Tour This small group tour travels to the Daintree National Park, aboard a personalized craft along the smooth waters of the Daintree River, up the scenic Alexandra Range, passing through rainforest to Jindalba and the magical Thornton Beach ‘where the rainforest meets the sea’. Enjoy a private rainforest walk to look for rainforest lizards, birds, butterflies and perhaps even marsupials before continuing on to visit an orchard of exotic fruit. Admire the outstanding panoramic view at Alexandra Range Lookout with views of the Daintree River, Snapper Island and, on a clear day, Port Douglas. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily from 6.45am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, experienced guide, morning tea and lunch.

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Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Eco Tour Small group tour of the Tablelands visiting pockets of World Heritage rainforests in search of rare and endemic wildlife including the elusive platypus. After dinner your adventure continues, spotlighting the rainforest for animals such as the tree kangaroo and ringtail possums. Departs: Daily at 2pm. Duration: 8-9 hours. Includes: Transfers, refreshments and dinner. PRICE GUIDE: $

Cape Tribulation Go Jungle Surfing Day Tour Enjoy a scenic coastal drive and visit the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat. Cross the Daintree River and stop at Alexandra Lookout for stunning views. Fly through the trees on ziplines with a bird’s eye view into the canopy and out to the reef. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily at 7.30am. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Enjoy a barbecue dinner of steak, chicken, prawns, salads and desserts. After dinner, guides take you on a fascinating spotlighting tour to see what crocodiles, koalas and kangaroos get up to after dark. An option to have your picture taken with a koala is available (additional cost). Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove Mon-Thu and Sat from 6pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, welcome drink, dinner, soda and entertainment. PRICE GUIDE: $

Breakfast with the Koalas Enjoy a hot Aussie breakfast or Belgian waffles in the company of a cute koala and its keeper. Koala photo available (additional cost). After breakfast enjoy the Zoo's wildlife presentation, including a free flight bird show, reptile and mammal talks. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily from 8.30am. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, breakfast and wildlife displays. PRICE GUIDE: $

30 Minute Balloon Flight Experience a spectacular start to your day – a sunrise balloon flight over the Atherton Tablelands. As the sun rises, so does your balloon! Float over the picturesque landscape and enjoy panoramic views across rolling hills and farmland. Keep an eye out for awakening wildlife and watch as sleeping towns stir as the balloon gently lifts higher. Your expert pilot will share his knowledge of the region en route as well as the fascinating world of ballooning. The Atherton Tablelands are regarded as one of the world's best ballooning locations with over 300 days of sunshine every year – even when it’s raining on the coast. Departs: Cairns daily at 4.15am. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and flight certificate.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Ocean Freedom

Two hours south of Cairns through the spectacular World Heritage-listed rainforest, quench your thirst for adrenalin negotiating grade three and four rapids under the direction of a highly trained river guide. Previous experience is not necessary. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily at 6.30am. Duration: 11.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and all equipment.

Travel in style on a 65-foot CAT to two destinations – the shallow waters surrounding Upolu Cay and Wonder Wall on Outer Edge Upolu Reef. Enjoy six hours' reef time to snorkel, dive, Adventure Drift Snorkel and take a glass bottom boat tour. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily from 8.00am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Lunch, morning tea, snacks, wetsuit, use of snorkeling equipment and tuition.

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SIGHTSEEING / Great Barrier Reef

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise For your experience of a lifetime Quicksilver, Australia’s most awarded Great Barrier Reef operator, will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef showcasing unsurpassed coral formations, colorful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility. You will cruise aboard a high speed wave-piercing catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. From the spacious activity platform, guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this spectacular reef.

Optional activities available include introductory and certified scuba diving, Oceanwalker helmet diving, guided snorkel tours with a marine biologist and scenic helicopter flights. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily from 7am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, lunch, snorkeling equipment, semi-submersible boat tour and access to the underwater observatory.

Friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you enjoy and gain the most from your day. Explore the reef in a semi-submersible and from the underwater observatory, see the unique fish feeding display, or snorkel and dive in the beautiful coral gardens. Quicksilver is Advanced Ecotourism Accredited.

Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise Set sail in luxury aboard Quicksilver’s 98-foot sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef island, Low Isles. From the moment Wavedancer moors in the picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities awaits on this tropical island paradise. Enjoy snorkeling and exploring the island with a marine biologist and viewing coral gardens through a glass-bottom boat, or relaxing on the beach under thatched umbrellas or on the decks of

Wavedancer with a delicious tropical buffet lunch. The perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation. Advanced Ecotourism Certified. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily from 7am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, lunch and use of snorkeling equipment. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Poseidon Cruises Locally owned and operated by diving enthusiasts, Poseidon travels to three spectacular sites on the outer edge of the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. Visiting crystal-clear waters, beautiful corals and incredible fish life found at the Agincourt Reefs, Poseidon offers personalized service to divers and snorkelers. Departs: Port Douglas at 10am daily. Duration: 6.5

hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning/afternoon tea, buffet lunch with prawns, reef interpretation talk, guided snorkel tour, snorkel equipment and tuition, use of lycra suits and flotation devices, dedicated tender for adventure certified diving and photography service on board. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise Set sail aboard the 105-foot luxury sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit for a day to remember at Michaelmas Cay. Encircled by a spectacular fringing reef teeming with colorful marine life including sea turtles and renowned for an abundance of giant clams, it is also a protected seabird sanctuary. Snorkel from the Cay’s shallow protected waters, cruise in the semisubmersible for a diver’s view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation and discover the island www.duatravel.com

birdlife. Introductory diving is also available. Or if you prefer just relax and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef. The choice is yours. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily from 8.30am. Duration: 8 hours Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, lunch, snorkeling equipment and semi-submersible boat trip. PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Great Barrier Reef / SIGHTSEEING & TOURING

Outer Reef Dive and Snorkel Tour The TUSA Dive day tour will take you to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel and dive. With a selection of 16 reef sites, you will visit the best two for the day’s conditions. Reef sites include vast coral gardens, caverns, walls and isolated pinnacles, all teeming with marine biodiversity. The 82-foot TUSA 6 is one of Cairns’ newest reef vessels, providing the latest technology and comfort on board. At the reef, platforms lower into the water so you can glide

right in. Dive or snorkel with your buddy or join a guided tour. Up to three certified dives and two introductory dives are available. Departs: Cairns Jetty daily at 8am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, snorkel and dive equipment, wetsuits or lycra skins, guided snorkel tour and hot showers. PRICE GUIDE: $

Silver Series – Dive & Snorkel Adventures Imagine entering an underwater world of spectacular coral formations and exotic marine life – the Silver Series is ready to whisk you away for your dive and snorkel adventure of a lifetime to explore the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. This is an active day – you visit three different outer reef sites, each chosen for visual and ecological diversity. You will be doing it in style and comfort aboard 95-foot catamarans; Silverswift from Cairns or

Silversonic from Port Douglas. With five hours at the reef you have the option of up to three certified dives and introductory diving. Departs: Cairns and Port Douglas daily from 8.30am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning and afternoon tea, buffet lunch, snorkel equipment, lycra suit, guided snorkel tour and dive equipment including wetsuit. PRICE GUIDE: $$

PADI Learn To Dive Course If you are thinking about taking the plunge and learning to scuba dive, try this five day PADI Open Water Dive Course. Stay out on the reef for three days and two nights and enjoy five more recreational dives than other courses include. The package consists of two days of theory and pool training then a three day, two night liveaboard dive trip, with up to nine dives. These extra dives, especially the night dive, are often the highlights of guests’ trips.

5 days Off-boat accommodation is not included. Departs: Cairns Mon-Sat. Duration: 5 days. Includes: Hotel transfers, meals, PADI Open Water Certification, PADI Open Water Manual, dive log book, two passport photos (for certification), transfers, dive equipment, two nights’ twin share or double accommodation on board the vessel and dive insurance. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 879

Coral Sea Dive Expedition Dive some of Australia’s most isolated and spectacular dive locations, including the picturesque coral gardens and marine life of the Ribbon Reefs and the incredible shark dive and 1,000-yard walls of Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. Your adventure starts with a one hour flight to join Spirit of Freedom at Lizard Island. With all the modern comforts, this 120-foot vessel provides three decks of living space, spacious cabins, professional dive service and

4 days gourmet meals. Suitable for certified divers with a mid to high level of experience. Departs: Cairns Thursdays at 8am. Duration: Four days. Includes: Cairns hotel transfers, flight Cairns to Lizard Island, four nights' accommodation on board, meals, wine with evening meal, up to 15 dives and WiFi when in range. Three and seven day adventures are also available. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 2,444

Liveaboard Diving Dive with Australia’s premier PADI dive school and leading outer reef liveaboard dive trip operator. For certified divers and snorkelers, this liveaboard dive trip offers outstanding experience and value. Participate in up to nine day and two night dives as well as some snorkeling on a variety of the 16 exclusive outer reef dive sites. Stay on one of three premium multi-million dollar dive boats in air-conditioned comfort with a maximum of only 32 passengers. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

3 days Departs: Cairns Wed-Mon at 7am. Duration: Three days. Includes: Hotel transfers, meals, two nights’ twin share or double accommodation on board vessel, bed linen, prescription masks if needed, wetsuit, snorkel equipment and dive insurance.

PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 640

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Coral Princess Cruises There’s no better way to discover the Reef, islands and the rainforests of the Great Barrier Reef region than aboard a small ship cruise from Cairns. These small ship, nature-based expeditions feature exemplary service and unforgettable environmental and leisure experiences that take you through this World Heritage-listed region. Coral Princess Cruises takes a maximum of 50 guests out to the Great Barrier Reef where they each feel like they have this World Heritage-listed wonderland all to themselves. An incredible underwater world hides just beneath the surface and can be explored with a Marine Biologist on a glass bottom boat, a snorkeling trip or SCUBA diving into this mystical world filled with coral, marine life and vibrantly colored fish. Awaken each morning at exclusive reef moorings, with the very best coral gardens, rainforests and

Cairns – Pelorus Island – Cairns, 3 Night Small Ship Cruise The perfect combination of activities makes the three night Pelorus Island cruise a truly memorable Great Barrier Reef experience. You will have ample time to explore the Reef by glass bottom boat, with snorkels or by SCUBA diving, whilst also providing you time to see the private islands, tropical resort paradises and ancient rainforests. Experience the reef from exclusive moorings and discover Thetford Reef, the spectacular Hinchinbrook Channel, beautiful Dunk

Island, Nathan Reef, Fitzroy Island and the private tropical island of Pelorus. Enjoy a gourmet beach barbecue on Pelorus Island and take advantage of the many opportunities offered to explore the rainforests and waters on the Great Barrier Reef. Departs: Cairns on Friday at 11am. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 1,660

Cairns – Lizard Island – Cairns, 4 Night Small Ship Cruise This four night cruise is the perfect option for those guests wanting to spend a longer amount of time exploring the colorful coral gardens of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a full day discovering two different sections of the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, considered to be the most colorful and pristine reefs found anywhere along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise to famous Lizard Island where you can explore this

stunning tropical paradise’s walking trails, beautiful white sandy beaches and the wonderful fringing reef off the Island. You will also have the opportunity to explore historic Cooktown and savor a full morning discovering spectacular Lizard Island. Departs: Cairns on Monday at 5pm. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 2,076

Cairns – Cairns, 7 Night Small Ship Cruise If you have a little more time and a great sense of adventure, combine three and four night Coral Princess Great Barrier Reef cruises to create the ultimate reef, rainforest and island vacation experience and receive a discount off the total price. Explore the best parts of the reef, including Ribbon Reef and discover the tropical beauty of Lizard and Dunk Islands and the private island of Pelorus. Wander through ancient rainforest trails with www.duatravel.com

naturalist guides and discover the Hinchinbrook Channel. Traveling with a small group, this seven night cruise is sure to be a highlight of anyone’s Australian vacation. Departs: Cairns Monday at 5pm or Friday at 11am.

PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 3,177

secluded tropical islands right outside your window. There are opportunities to explore the world above the ocean with strolls along golden sandy beaches on remote coral cays, pristine tropical islands to visit and ancient rainforest trails to wander through. The vessels are large enough to provide all the comforts and facilities you would expect of a much larger cruise ship, yet small enough to enable access to reefs and island sites inaccessible to other vessels. Enjoy the stylish on-board facilities, spacious accommodation and savor sumptuous dining options while the all-Australia crew looks after your every need.


Beyond Cairns / ACCOMMODATION

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Beyond Cairns Explore over 450 square miles of World Heritage-listed National Park. Jungle surf above the rainforest canopy, take a guided walk, or spot crocodiles on a river cruise in the Daintree Rainforest. Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa is conveniently located to explore the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree. Offering luxurious design and indulgence, guests will be completely in touch with nature. The 36 River and Treehouses include wide verandas, spa baths, complimentary mini-bars and Sodashi amenities. Relax at the award-winning Healing Waters Spa which is inspired by the energy of the Daintree Forest and mineral rich waters of the river. Includes: Breakfast daily, yoga and lodge activities.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive a 2-course dinner or stay 3 nights and receive a 3-course dinner for 2 people once during stay. Valid Apr 1, 14 – Jun 30, 14.† Includes: Breakfast daily, yoga and lodge activities.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Rose Gums is an Advanced Eco-Tourism accredited retreat perched on 230-acres of tropical rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands near Lake Eacham, bordering the World Heritage-listed Wooroonooran National Park. Abundant wildlife includes over 160 species of birds including cassowary, as well as platypus and kangaroos. Rose Gums' pole and timber treehouses are totally private and feature large spa baths, cozy fireplaces and balconies with rainforest views. This cool tropical mountain retreat offers peace, relaxation and a genuine family welcome from your friendly hosts, Jon and Peta.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Breakfast hamper on morning of arrival.

LUXE

Crystalbrook Lodge Crystalbrook Lodge is in remote Outback bush just 112 miles west of Cairns. The lodge overlooks a spectacular lake on a 84-acre working cattle station, and caters for a maximum of 10 guests. All five Courtyard Suites are air-conditioned and include complimentary WiFi, Apple TV and a private courtyard daybed. A haven to a range of wildlife including birds, freshwater crocodiles and fish, this oasis of luxury is an Outback mecca for keen fisherman and nature lovers. Spend your days on the lake or riverside, explore the bush wilderness or just enjoy the serenity and stillness of the Outback. Enjoy elegant outdoor dining overlooking the lake with a menu featuring the best of the rich local produce of the region.

LUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Meals, open bar including boutique Australian wines and lodge activities.

Mungumby Lodge Mungumby Lodge is a welcoming property for exploring the base of Cape York. Offering complete privacy and homestyle comfort, this private estate is also a fine example of ecotourism. Enjoy total relaxation in harmony with one of the world's oldest living rainforests and some of Australia's most colorful Aboriginal history. Spacious bungalows with private patios look out to the forest. Mungumby Lodge is ideally positioned for travelers wanting to get off the beaten track and experience Cape York, its Aboriginal legends, gold rush history, rainforest parks and unique wildlife. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 30, 14.† Includes: Tropical breakfast daily.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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ISLANDS / Great Barrier Reef

Islands of the Great Barrier Reef

Hayman Island

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Daydream Island

Coral Sea 1

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Airlie Beach Shute

Lizard Island

Cape York Peninsula

Seemingly remote, yet easily accessible, the enchanting islands of the Great Barrier Reef cater for day trips or extended stays, providing everything from quiet seclusion to adventure. Select from standard to experiential luxury accommodation, and cruise or fly to your chosen Great Barrier Reef island destination – a world away.

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South Molle Island

Whitsunday Island

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Coral Sea

Long Island

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Lindeman Island

Cooktown

Kuranda Cairns

Normanton Forsayth

Burketown

Great Barrier Reef

Croydon

Magnetic Island Townsville

Mount Isa

Whitsunday Islands

Cloncurry

Proserpine

Pacific Ocean

Airlie Beach Mackay

Queensland

Winton Longreach Yeppoon

Emerald

Great Keppel Island Heron Island Gladstone

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Rockhampton

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Windorah

Charleville Roma

Hervey Bay

Maryborough Gympie

Quilpie

Sunshine Coast

Cunnamulla

Brisbane

Thargomindah

LUXE

Lady Elliot Island Fraser Island

Bundaberg

Gold Coast

Lizard Island The resort has 40 beautifully appointed rooms and suites. World renowned for its scuba diving and big game fishing, the resort provides less adventurous guests with an array of activities including a gourmet picnic on one of the many secluded beaches or an indulgent treatment in the award-winning Azure spa. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, receive free round-trip scheduled flights between Cairns and Lizard Island. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 18, 14.† Includes: Gourmet meals, fine Australian wine and Champagne at Osprey Restaurant, deluxe picnic hamper and use of non-motorized watersports and dinghies.

LUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Paradise Bay Eco Escape This boutique eco-resort, set on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. With just eight waterfront bungalows, Paradise Bay offers unpretentious luxury, an all-inclusive tariff including superb food and wine, sailing, aquatic adventures and utter peace. It represents an ideal opportunity to connect with oneself and nature. Includes: Buffet breakfast, picnic lunch, 3-course gourmet dinner with Australian wines, sunset cocktails with canapés, non-alcoholic beverages, sailing adventures on the resort's private catamaran (subject to weather), use of nonmotorized water equipment, pool and National Park entry fee.

www.duatravel.com

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


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Coral Sea Resort boasts a great location on Paradise Point, an exclusive seaside setting in Airlie Beach offering easy access to downtown Airlie Beach and Abel Point Marina via a seaside boardwalk. Airlie Beach has an array of restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy plus you are free to use the Airlie Beach Lagoon where you can relax or have a barbecue with friends. Coral Sea Resort features a variety of rooms including luxury suites, apartments and penthouses so you are sure to find a room to suit couples and families alike. This Whitsundays accommodation also offers an enticing array of facilities including award winning seaside restaurant, private dining oceanfront gazebo and cocktail lounge, swimming pool and access to motorized and non-motorized water sports. Situated just 30-minutes from two major domestic airports, Proserpine and Hamilton Island, the Coral Sea Resort is a low rise four-story tropical resort adorned in Mediterranean architecture with expansive balconies, arches, columns surrounded by lush tropical resort gardens. Combining first class facilities with award winning hospitality, Coral Sea Resort is the perfect choice for your next self-catering vacation or romantic getaway to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Heron Island Heron Island is a true coral cay situated on the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, where the emphasis is on enjoying natural beauty. The resort is set amongst aquamarine waters, shimmering white-sand beaches and color-splashed reefs teeming with life. Explore the reef and encounter extraordinary marine life, keep your feet dry in a semi-submersible or take a guided reef walk. Heron Island is a breeding and nesting sanctuary for a variety of birds, primarily the Black Noddy Tern and Wedgetailed Shearwater. Heron Island truly is a world renowned diving location and nature's wonderland.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, receive boat transfers from Gladstone. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 17, 14.† Includes: Breakfast, lunch and a 3-course or buffet dinner daily.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa The Whitsundays’ multi-award-winning Daydream Island Resort and Spa provides affordable luxury with 296 beautifully appointed rooms and suites. The resort’s leading Rejuvenation Spa has 16 treatment rooms and offers hydrotherapy, salon services, naturopathy, therapeutic and pampering treatments. Guests also enjoy the lagoon swimming pools, waterfront restaurants and bars, a gym, tennis courts, and a 42-foot outdoor movie cinema. Explore the Island’s fringing coral reef and even feed sharks and stingrays at The Living Reef, one of the world’s largest man-made coral reef lagoons.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 12, 14.† Includes: Breakfast daily, shell necklace and mocktail on arrival, vacation portrait and over 20 guest activities.

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is situated right on The Great Barrier Reef and is the home of the Manta Ray. At Lady Elliot you can walk out of the resort onto the coral beach and snorkel or dive in the "Green Zone". With exceptionally clear water and visibility all year round, you will encounter turtles, a huge variety of coral, fish and even the iconic Manta Rays. In season there are turtles nesting and hatchlings - nature at its best. Daytrips and overnight stays available from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast), Bundaberg, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive lunch daily. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 16, 14.† Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, one glass-bottom tour/boat tour per stay, all island activities and environmental charge. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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qualia, Hamilton Island qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef on the secluded, northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. qualia in Latin means "a collection of deeper sensory experiences". It is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. Feel time unravel in exquisitely appointed pavilions which sit in perfect harmony with the rare, natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Each of the 60 light-filled pavilions faces the water, surrounded by tropical bushland with uninterrupted views over the sea. Two exclusive restaurants provide the ideal stage to whet the appetite with fresh and innovative menus. For a truly memorable experience, step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. Children under 15 years are not catered for at qualia. Includes: Breakfast daily, VIP chauffeur service, 1 x two seater golf buggy, VIP transfers from Hamilton Island airport, use of non-motorized watercraft and all non-alcoholic beverages including mini-bar. Except Aug 16 - Aug 23, 14.

LUXE Map Reference: 7 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Beach Club, Hamilton Island With an absolute beachfront location and impeccable service, the Beach Club is a haven for couples. Facing directly onto Catseye Beach, each spacious Beach Club Room has an elegant seaside dĂŠcor and opens onto a private, furnished terrace or balcony with divine palm-fringed views of the Coral Sea - you will find it hard to leave your room. The Beach Club offers exclusive guest facilities including a restaurant, lounge, bar and infinity-edge outdoor pool. Beach Club does not cater for children 17 years and younger.

DELUXE Map Reference: 8 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: VIP transfers from Hamilton Island airport/marina, breakfast daily, VIP chauffeur buggy service, use of nonmotorized water equipment, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, pool and Beach Club Lounge.

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island The view of Catseye Bay from a Coral Sea View Room at the Reef View Hotel is considered to be one of the best outlooks in the world. The Reef View Hotel offers modern and very spacious guest rooms, all with private balconies. Garden View Rooms have leafy views and ocean glimpses, while each Coral Sea View Room has spectacular views over Catseye Bay and nearby Whitsunday Island. The hotel has its own pool, lounge and restaurant, and in addition, guests gain complimentary access to the sports club and use of non-motorized water sports.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 9 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Round-trip transfers from Hamilton Island airport/marina, use of non-motorized water equipment, gym, jacuzzi, sauna and Island Shuttle service.

Palm Bungalows, Hamilton Island If you are looking for charm and relaxation, then you cannot pass the Palm Bungalows. Free standing and set in tropical gardens, the property is ideal for couples or small families. Each bungalow has its own deck, complete with outdoor furniture and garden views. The bungalows have everything you need for a comfortable island vacation. During your stay, try the 18-hole Hamilton Island Golf Club - the course offers exceptional views and special packages are available, or try a treatment at the nearby Spa Wumurdaylin. Includes: Round-trip transfers from Hamilton Island airport/marina, use of non-motorized water equipment, gym, jacuzzi, sauna and Island Shuttle service. www.duatravel.com

STANDARD Map Reference: 10 PRICE GUIDE: $$$


Great Barrier Reef / ISLANDS LUXE

One&Only Hayman Island

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One&Only Hayman Island, Australia’s celebrated private island destination presents natural beauty, adventure and indulgence and offers a front-row seat to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. Within One&Only Hayman Island, stylish elegance reflects the harmonious freshness of the tranquil surrounds. Guests can hide away in their own superb haven, guest room, suite, penthouse, villa or beach house, each with stunning appointments and peaceful garden, lagoon, pool, beach or sea vistas. Featuring world-class gourmet dining experiences, One&Only Hayman Island’s chefs present innovative menus in superb restaurants showcasing a range of contemporary Australian and international cuisine. Resort activities available include catamaran sailing, paddle skiing and windsurfing from Hayman Beach, golf putting and chipping, tennis, squash, island walks, culinary tours and classes plus indulgent spa experiences. Relax and unwind with a visit to Hayman Spa, accredited as a Leading Spa of the World, offering a wide range of relaxing treatments. One&Only Hayman Island’s unique location invites guests to explore with a range of sightseeing cruises, yacht charters, seaplane and helicopter tours, PADI diving, snorkeling and fishing adventures. Includes: Breakfast in Azur Restaurant daily, use of non-motorized watercraft, golf course, tennis court, golf putting green and gym facilities. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

LUXE Map Reference: 11 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


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Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Excursion Visit Hamilton Island in the morning and Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon, or vice-versa. Jump on a Hamilton Island shuttle bus and tour around the Island. There is a generous choice of swimming pools, including the Main Pool with its swim-up bar, hit the long sandy curve of Catseye Beach for seaside fun and visit the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park. Wander the waterfront of Hamilton Island’s iconic Front Street and Marina Village and enjoy

either a pub lunch at Marina Tavern or a two-course multi-choice lunch at Manta Ray Café. Board your vessel to Whitehaven Beach. Sink your toes into the fine, white silica sands and enjoy the warm, crystalclear waters. Departs: Daily. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruise See the best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this fully-guided, half-day cruise. Sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 islands of the Whitsundays, starting with views of Passage Peak and Pentecost Island. The waters of Solway Passage lead to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, a definite 'must see' in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand stretch for over four miles along

Whitsunday Island, the largest of the Whitsundays. Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters. Departs: Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, Long Island and Hamilton Island daily. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Morning and afternoon tea and informative commentary. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Great Barrier Reef Adventures Experience the ultimate outer Great Barrier Reef trip. Jump in and explore the underwater wonderland of the magnificent corals and abundance of fish and marine life, or view it all from the underwater viewing chamber and semi-submersible submarine. The pontoons, which have a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities, are adjacent to spectacular coral walls. The sites have their own eco-system with a diversity of marine life found www.duatravel.com

only in sheltered areas, providing a unique world for you to explore. The prolific fish life will surprise and delight you – especially the giant groper! Optional extras include guided snorkeling tours, diving and helicopter flights. Departs: Airlie Beach, Daydream, Long and Hamilton Islands daily. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Transfers, refreshments and lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $$


Brisbane / ACCOMMODATION

Brisbane & the Great Sunshine Way Brisbane is a vibrant destination that embraces the playful side of life. As well as shopping, dining and enjoying the nightlife, wander along the river in lush parklands, cuddle a koala at Lone Pine Sanctuary, or head to the hinterland for nature activities in subtropical rainforest. For those who like the sun on their backs and the sand between their toes, venture offshore to explore Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, before returning to the mainland coast to discover the glitz and the glamor of the Gold Coast and the relaxed, carefree culture of the Sunshine Coast. With nature, culture, entertainment and above all variety, there is something for everyone along the 'Great Sunshine Way'.

Quay West Suites Brisbane A secluded oasis in the heart of Brisbane, Quay West Suites Brisbane offers luxuriously appointed one and two-bedroom apartments and executive suites with views of the river, Kangaroo Point cliffs and the city skyline. All rooms feature balconies overlooking the City Botanical Gardens. Located within walking distance of the Queen Street Mall shopping and dining precinct, the hotel features a resort-style swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym, and an elegant on-site restaurant and bar.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$

Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square Located opposite Central Station in the heart of the city center, the Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square is in the epicenter of Brisbane’s cultural heartbeat. Guests can expect quality facilities, leading technology and excellent service. This hotel is one of Brisbane’s most loved heritage properties and offers Studio Rooms and One Bedroom Apartments. Guest facilities include laundry service, mini bar, and complimentary WiFi and local phone calls. All rooms and apartments have double-glazed windows and blackout curtains to ensure you enjoy an uninterrupted sleep.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $

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ACCOMMODATION / Brisbane & Byron Bay

ibis Brisbane ibis Brisbane is conveniently located in the city center, within easy walking distance of the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, South Bank Parklands and the Roma Street Transit Centre. The hotel features 218 air-conditioned rooms, with all the modern conveniences of a standard hotel. The on-site restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily. Enjoy a drink at the Bar after a day of shopping or sightseeing. Guests also have access to food and beverage outlets and conference facilities at the neighboring Mercure Hotel.

STANDARD PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 30, 14.†

Mercure Brisbane Nestled along the Brisbane River, Mercure Brisbane recently finished a multi-million dollar room rejuvenation. The quintessential ‘River City’ hotel not only boasts some of the most spectacular views Brisbane has to offer, the super-stylish hotel showcases Mercure’s beautiful new design standards throughout all of the guest rooms and suites, providing excellent value for all. The hotel's refurbished interiors reflect the Brisbane area’s local character through the use of vibrant colors and emblazoned black and white imagery of the river on the bed heads.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay Fri, Sat & Sun, receive breakfast daily. Valid Dec 15, 14 - Jan 31, 15.

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa Be inspired by nature at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. Set within a stunning 44 acre subtropical rainforest just steps 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, walks through the rainforest and daily yoga. Bordered on one side by beautiful coastline and the other by magnificent rainforests, Byron Bay has become world-famous as a center for relaxation and activity. Spacious luxury accommodation at the resort comprises 92 one bedroom air-conditioned suites. Each suite contains a kitchen, separate living and dining area, plasma TV as well as two enclosed balconies. Luxurious bathrooms have deep free standing bathtubs and separate shower and the California king beds ensure dream time really does exist. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid May 1 - Sep 18, 14.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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The Great Sunshine Way / ACCOMMODATION

Mantra Hervey Bay Mantra Hervey Bay is the perfect location for experiencing the fabulous natural attractions of Queensland’s Fraser Coast. With its enviable waterfront location overlooking the marina, the property offers premium accommodation, from hotel rooms to three-bedroom apartments, designed to ensure maximum comfort. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, barbecue and adjoining restaurants. Hervey Bay is the gateway to the world’s largest sand island and World Heritage-listed area, Fraser Island and, between July and November, is a phenomenal place for whale-watching.

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FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 17, 14.†

Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island Queensland’s World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, is a 'must-see' destination on any east coast itinerary. Kingfisher Bay Resort is the ideal base for exploring the many attractions, including over 100 freshwater lakes, massive sand dunes, towering ancient rainforests, a shipwreck, spectacular cliffs of colored sands and the amazing 75 Mile Beach highway crossed by freshwater creeks that flow into the ocean. Set in a natural amphitheater on the west coast, Kingfisher Bay Resort is surrounded by native bushland and overlooks the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait. There is a choice of accommodation from Resort Hotel Rooms to Two or Three-bedroom self-contained villas featuring private decks with sea or bush views. Guests can enjoy three restaurants, four bars, café, swimming pools, spa, tennis court and Natural Therapy Center. Activities include nature walks, guided canoe paddles, 4WD Segway PT sessions and stand-up paddle boarding. With expert ranger guides, you can discover this Australian icon's wildlife and natural beauty with a full-day or personalized ranger-guided 4WD eco tour. Access is easy with a 50-minute ferry ride from Hervey Bay after a four-hour drive north from Brisbane. There are also daily direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane, or a shuttle bus service or train from Brisbane to Hervey Bay.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$

Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island Set amid a plush National Park and overlooking stunning Moreton Bay, Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort is the perfect island escape. Only 75 minutes from Brisbane via luxury catamaran and with over 80 tours and activities on offer, Tangalooma is ideal for a unique adventure or nature based experience in a truly relaxed environment. The highlight of your visit will be the opportunity to closely interact with nature. Each evening, a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins visits the resort and resort guests wade into the water to hand feed one of these beautiful creatures – a truly unforgettable experience. The resort also offers whale watching cruise (Aug-Oct) and the Marine Discovery Cruise which searches the bay for its varied marine creatures and other wildlife. More than 40 tours are free of charge. Try the exhilarating sport of sand tobogganing on the Desert Safari tour, snorkel the Tangalooma Wrecks, go on an ATV quad bike tour, parasail or take in a scenic helicopter flight. The resort boasts six accommodation options from hotel rooms through to luxury apartments, all with easy access to the beach. Enjoy a cocktail at sunset or dinner at the Beach House Restaurant at South East Queensland’s most exciting island destination. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2 (select room types). Valid May 1 - Aug 31, 14.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Makepeace Island Makepeace Island is a private hideaway a few minutes downstream from Noosa Heads. This heart-shaped island is the Australian home of Sir Richard Branson and has been created to luxuriously accommodate and entertain up to 22 castaways in seclusion, but with all the attractions that Queensland's Sunshine Coast has to offer just a mere boat ride away. You will succumb to the serenity and charms of this little slice of ‘Bali’ heaven. Makepeace is privately and exclusively yours to explore.

LUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: All meals, transfers from Noose or Maroochydore Airport, River transfers, non-alcoholic beverages, non-motorized activities and one barge cruise dinner.

Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort & Spa This village-style resort nestled beside the Noosa National Park is close to cosmopolitan dining and fashion hub of Hastings Street and Laguna Bay. The beautifully appointed serviced apartments, villas and penthouses, offer either village or National Park views and transport guests into another world where nature melds with indulgence. Features include a heated resort pool, lap pool, Stephanies Ocean Spa, View on Little Hastings Restaurant & Bar, gym, games room, buggy transfers to and from Hastings Street and access to Noosa National Park.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$

The Sebel Resort Noosa Located in the heart of cosmopolitan Hastings Street, The Sebel Resort Noosa is surrounded by top restaurants, cafés and fashion boutiques and is only steps from Noosa’s main beach, Laguna Bay and the beautiful Noosa River. Each One and Two-bedroom apartment is fully self-contained, featuring spacious living and dining areas, separate bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry and spa bath. Unwind on the private balcony or enjoy the sub-tropical surroundings of the resort gardens while relaxing poolside.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach Right on the waterfront, Mantra Mooloolaba Beach offers an ideal base for your Sunshine Coast stay, offering self-contained accommodation with over 30 restaurants, cafés and shops on your doorstep. The hotel features one, two and three bedroom suites, each with a private balcony and sweeping ocean or garden views, as well as a kitchenette or full kitchen plus laundry facilities. On-site you will find a selection of dining options as well as many leisure facilities including two swimming pools, a spa, sauna, recreation deck and fully-equipped gym.

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Gold Coast / ACCOMMODATION & TOURING

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Positioned right opposite the white sandy beach of Broadbeach, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach is an ideal choice for a luxurious Gold Coast experience. Just a short drive from the bustle of Surfers Paradise, the hotel is linked to Jupiters Casino by monorail. Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach features 296 spacious rooms with balconies and panoramic views, with two pools, tennis court and an outdoor spa, your stay can be as active or as relaxing as you choose. Undertake one of the many activities available or simply relax by the pool taking in the magnificent ocean view – the choice is yours.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Jun 1 - Aug 31, 14.†

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is centrally located in the heart of the Gold Coast shopping area, overlooking the picturesque Nerang River. Ideally placed for a leisurely stroll to Surfers Paradise beach, shopping, nightlife, restaurants and attractions, it is a great base for enjoying the Gold Coast lifestyle and fun activities including fishing charters, bungy jumping, surfing or golf. Vibe Hotel Gold Coast features 199 fresh and stylish guest rooms and four suites, a pool, spa and riverside sundeck.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $

Mantra Legends Hotel In the heart of the Gold Coast, Mantra Legends Hotel is close to the lively and famous Surfers Paradise beach, with shopping, restaurants and legendary nightlife on the doorstep. With a casually elegant atmosphere, the hotel boasts 403 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, featuring ocean or hinterland views. Mantra Legends Hotel’s extensive range of facilities includes Fables Restaurant and Tales Bar, outdoor pool, gymnasium, steam room, and Swedish-style sauna, combined with its central Surfers Paradise location provides the ideal base to explore the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 17, 14.†

Two Wonders In One

5 days

Enjoy two nights in each World Heritage wonder in one vacation. O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park, where you will enjoy the view from on top of the mountain with daily buffet breakfast. Throughout the day take part in the bird feeding or participate in the activities from the ‘Discovery Program’. Then, journey by Tilt Train from Brisbane to Maryborough West and be transferred to Kingfisher Bay Resort and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Explore the wonders of Fraser in air-conditioned comfort on a 4WD coach. Visit Lake McKenzie with its crystal-clear blue waters, see the towering rainforest growing in sand and drive along the sandy highway of 75 Mile Beach, returning for amazing sunsets from the Jetty Hut. Your package includes accommodation, breakfasts, transfers and 4WD tour.

PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: 399

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Fraser Island Tour ex Hervey Bay If you've always wanted to see Fraser Island or revisit it, then book a Fraser Explorer Day Tour and explore the Island with the experts. Local guides take you on a natural adventure, in air conditioned comfort, to see the very best of Fraser. Take a dip in the clear blue waters of Lake McKenzie, visit ancient rainforests at Central Station, drive along the sandy highway of 75 Mile Beach, take a snap of the rusting hull of the Maheno and float down Eli Creek until it reaches the ocean. Optional overnight stay right on 75 Mile Beach at Eurong Beach Resort. All tours have Advanced Eco Accreditation. Departs: Daily. Duration: One or two days. Includes: Return transfers from Hervey Bay and lunch at Eurong Beach Resort.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure Day Tour An unforgettable day at Tangalooma Island Resort, 75 minutes from Brisbane. Hand-feed a wild dolphin at sunset, try out the thrilling sport of sand tobogganing, and after a buffet lunch choose from over 80 island tours and activities. Departs: Daily 10am from Holt Street Wharf. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Lunch voucher, return catamaran transfers and marine and wildlife presentations. PRICE GUIDE: $

Australia Zoo, Home of the Crocodile Hunter Located on the Sunshine Coast, just an hour north of Brisbane, you will find Australia Zoo, created by Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. Cuddle a koala, hand feed the Asian elephants, walk with a Sumatran tiger and watch a crocodile launch from the water’s edge. Australia Zoo is the ultimate wildlife adventure, delivering conservation through exciting education. Departs: Daily. Duration: Open 9am-5pm. Includes: Admission. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Fraser Island Discovery Tours ex Noosa Your choice of either a Fraser One Day tour or Fraser Two Day experience showcases the very best of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island from your base on the Sunshine Coast. Travel in comfort aboard our 4WD vehicle and enjoy the thrill of beach driving at its best. The Fraser One Day tour includes a guided rainforest walk, refreshing lake swim and delicious Aussie barbecue lunch. The Two Day experience includes a visit to Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head and the famous colored sands. Departs: One Day tour departs daily at 6.30am. Two Day experience departs Mon, Wed and Fri at 6.30am. Duration: 10 hours (or overnight extension). Includes: Hotel transfers, ferry crossing to Fraser Island, refreshments, lunch, National Park fees. Fraser Two Day experience includes one night accommodation at Happy Valley and all meals.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Fraser Island Discovery ex Noosa

2 days

Fraser Island Discovery offers a uniquely Australian experience, showcasing the very best of the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island in two days. Renowned for quality small group touring, experience the excitement and adventure of the world's best beach driving and immerse yourself in pristine wilderness as your guide leads you on an epic journey of discovery. Tour highlights include Lake McKenzie, Central Station, Pile Valley, Eli Creek and the Maheno shipwreck, the stunning Pinnacles sand cliffs and views from Indian Head. Departs: Mooloolaba at 5:30am, Noosa at 6:30am and Rainbow Beach at 9am. Tour departs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Duration: 2 days. Includes: Overnight resort style accommodation, national park fees and all meals.

PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: 411


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Crown Towers Renowned as one of the finest hotels in the world, Crown Towers offers an atmosphere of utmost luxury and sophisticated elegance. Rising above the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, Crown Towers is only a short stroll from the city center. Melbourne’s famous arts, culture and sporting precincts are waiting to be explored. Crown Towers’ six signature restaurants are among the most exclusive and refined in the world. Multi-award winning Koko offers authentic Japanese cuisine and features a sake bar with Melbourne’s best range of aged and exclusive sake from Australia and Japan. Nobu’s innovative interpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine is renowned worldwide. At Silks, superb Cantonese cuisine is prepared by skilled chefs including chef de cuisine, Fei Wu. The Atlantic offers the freshest selection of seafood for an ‘ocean to plate’ experience in a bold new architecturally designed space. For pure indulgence, Crown Spa is a tranquil retreat for the ultimate in private pampering. The luxurious spa facilities include a 82-foot heated indoor pool, sun terraces, fully-equipped gym and two rooftop tennis courts. For the more adventurous, Crown Entertainment Complex is home to cinemas, nightclubs, bars, the southern hemisphere's premier range of luxury brands and the excitement of the world renowned Crown Casino.

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Crown Metropol An elegant oasis of space and calm, Crown Metropol is a modern private getaway in one of the world’s most livable cities, with especially commissioned works of art, bespoke fittings and designer furniture throughout. From the top floors of the 28 story tower, Crown Metropol offers spectacular views of Melbourne’s Yarra River and a bay panorama. The hotel is close to the city's major transportation hubs with easy rail and road access to anywhere in metropolitan Melbourne and beyond. Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar, Crown Metropol’s rustic signature restaurant, is the brainchild of Executive Chef John Lawson, whose reputation for modern comfort food bursting with big flavors recently earned him a coveted nomination for The Age’s Young Chef of the Year. Influenced by stints in New York and Toulouse, Lawson combines traditional French techniques with world-class local produce. This a young man who is not afraid to make luxurious produce the hero on the plate. No visit to Crown Metropol is complete without indulging at ISIKA day spa. The ultimate cosmopolitan retreat, ISIKA is an oasis for the soul offering luxurious spa and relaxation areas, a stunning indoor pool and an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art equipment in its studio with panoramic views.

DELUXE Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 25, 14.†

Crown Promenade Hotel Stylish and thoroughly modern, Melbourne's Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action of Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex by air-bridge. Crown Promenade Hotel is also close to the city center, Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne city center and Yarra River. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 25, 14.†

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Melbourne / ACCOMMODATION

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Grand Hyatt Melbourne is located on Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne’s most prestigious shopping, dining and theater precinct, within walking distance of many tourist attractions. Spacious guest rooms are furnished with Hyatt custom-made beds and Egyptian cotton linen and floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular Melbourne city views. Restaurants and bars include Collins Kitchen where patrons wander through the open kitchen seeing chefs in action. Guests can access the City Club Health and Fitness Centre, and Sanctuary Day Spa offers a range of indulgent and therapeutic treatments.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, receive a room upgrade. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 25, 14.†

Novotel Melbourne St Kilda For the ultimate seaside escape, head to the Novotel Melbourne St Kilda located four miles from the city center. Perfectly positioned on The Esplanade overlooking St Kilda beach, the hotel boasts 211 rooms and suites, many offering spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay. Spacious, modern and light-filled, each room is designed to ensure your stay is both peaceful and productive. Walk to the iconic Luna Park, experience the famous Sunday art and craft market on The Esplanade or discover the many shopping options and bustling nightlife on nearby Acland and Fitzroy Streets.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.

Quay West Suites Melbourne Located on the banks of the Yarra River, Quay West Suites Melbourne is Southbank's only upmarket, fully serviced, all-suite hotel, located just minutes from the city center and in the heart of Melbourne's arts precinct. Each suite comprises a spacious sitting room with private balcony, fully appointed bathroom and a meticulously equipped kitchen and laundry. Choose from one, two and three-bedroom suites with magnificent views of Melbourne either across parklands, Yarra River, city skyline, MCG or Southbank. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, an indoor heated lap pool, spa, sauna and gym.

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Sofitel Melbourne On Collins One of Melbourne’s most luxurious hotels is ideally located at the ‘Paris’ end of prestigious Collins Street, close to the city’s premier dining, shopping and entertainment precincts. Guest rooms and suites begin from level 36 for breathtaking views over Melbourne through floor-to-ceiling windows. All rooms feature Sofitel MyBeds with mood lighting, LED\LCD or Plasma televisions and iPod|MP3 connection. Marble bathrooms offer French toiletries and a shower over bath. Consider indulging in unparalleled Club Sofitel hospitality with access to full service Club lounge and upgraded accommodation.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Jun 1 - Aug 31, 14.

Oaks on William Set against a backdrop of outstanding shopping, dining and entertainment experiences, Oaks on William is perfectly located within the legal, education and medical precinct. It is the ideal choice for international visitors seeking quality accommodation and a prime city address. The property features 220 stylish-appointed studio apartments, all boasting full kitchens, modern appliances, air-conditioning, WiFi access and private balconies - some with views over Flagstaff Gardens, the city skyline and famed Melbourne laneways. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 5, 14.†

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The Swanston Hotel Melbourne, Grand Mercure Positioned in the very heart of Melbourne, The Swanston Hotel Melbourne, Grand Mercure is surrounded by the city's most popular business and shopping precincts, theaters, galleries, bars and restaurants, with vibrant Bourke St Mall right on your doorstep. Enjoy supremely comfortable beds and opening windows for fresh air. The hotel features a gymnasium, heated indoor relaxation pool, the chic and cozy Cocoon Bar, Soul Café and The Louden Kitchen & Grill. The most knowledgeable concierge in town is ready to provide you with all the information you need to make your Melbourne stay memorable!

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 25, 14.†

Hotel Lindrum 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 guest rooms 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 Centre, the hotel’s namesake.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne offers a sophisticated ambiance in a central location. Surrounding the property are a myriad of local eateries ranging from cafés to fine restaurants. The lanes and arcades that Melbourne is famous for are close by, offering a chance to do some serious shopping. Choose from one, two and three-bedroom apartments and studio rooms, some with balconies and spectacular city views. With quality fittings, appliances and facilities including a pool, sauna and gym, Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne offers the comforts of home in the hub of Melbourne.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 25, 14.†

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne Built in 1913 as the Commercial Travellers Club, this Heritage-listed hotel has been meticulously restored to retain the feel and style of the classical 1900s era, whilst at the same time providing guests with leading technology and facilities. The hotel features 340 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites in a grand residence to provide comfort and convenience. Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne is one of Australia's grand hotels centrally located in the very heart one of its most popular cities.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 25, 14.†

Oaks on Market Oaks on Market is centrally located offering easy access to all attractions, shopping, theaters, dining and entertainment. Fusing convenience with style, the 280 luxuriously appointed studio, one and two-bedroom fully self-contained apartments are all furnished with TVs, sofas and contemporary artwork. Some rooms boast views over the Yarra River or the city. Guests also appreciate the individual stereo systems, climate control, indoor heated lap pool, fully-equipped gym, spa and sauna, and two licensed restaurants – Alexi’s on Market and R2 Restaurant & Bar. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 5, 14.†

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Melbourne / ACCOMMODATION

Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne Blending the zest of the Vibe Hotel brand with the beautiful façade of a heritage building, Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is located only a couple of blocks from the hub of Melbourne’s Collins Street. The exciting Melbourne city center is made up of precincts, distinct enclaves, each with its own charm. From here you are also ideally located to take advantage of Melbourne’s tram and rail network. The 163 rooms and six suites are sumptuously decorated at this award-winning property where a variety of dining options are available, from café to à la carte style.

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Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens has the ideal city location and is within walking distance of Melbourne's premier sporting venues - the MCG, AAMI Park and Rod Laver and Hisense Arenas. The hotel features 164 stylish guest rooms, many with Treasury Garden views and some with balconies. Dine in the contemporary chic surroundings of Lime Restaurant and Bar. From this prime location next to the Paris end of Collins Street, you can experience the best of Melbourne's shopping, theaters and restaurants. Take the free city tram from the doorstep of the hotel to explore Melbourne's main attractions.

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Travelodge Docklands Located within the new Docklands waterfront precinct in the heart of Melbourne, Travelodge Docklands provides the perfect base for exploring all of Melbourne’s exciting attractions including the Melbourne Cricket Grounds, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Rod Laver Arena, Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. The hotel also provides excellent public transport options with Southern Cross Station located adjacent to Docklands. Modern, comfortable rooms and great service will help to make your stay in Melbourne a memorable one.

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Travelodge Southbank Travelodge Southbank is ideally positioned for experiencing all that Southbank and Melbourne has to offer. Guests are within easy walking distance of great restaurants and cafés (chargeback facilities available with some restaurants in Southbank), impressive shopping, renowned art galleries and the Crown Casino. Travelodge Southbank, with 275 fresh and functional guest rooms, is well placed for access to all of Melbourne’s major attractions.

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ibis Melbourne Conveniently located in the center of Melbourne, ibis Melbourne offers guests great value accommodation. With close proximity to the famous Queen Victoria Markets, the legendary Lygon Street restaurant quarter and the central shopping district of Melbourne, ibis Melbourne is the perfect choice for visitors to the city. The fully refurbished, new look ibis Melbourne features 250 modern, comfortable rooms. Choose from Standard Rooms or One and Two bedroom apartments. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast and the iBistro and iBar are open each evening for dinner and drinks. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Jul 18, 14.† Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Lanes & Arcades Walking Tour Stroll through Melbourne’s charming small streets and covered walkways to discover its hidden secrets. Ideal for your first day, the tour offers an insider’s view more current than a guidebook. Uncover local designers and specialty stores. A little history and attention to the amazing architecture will inspire you on this fascinating walking tour. With a small group and a knowledgeable local guide, discover places that you would otherwise

Melbourne City Sights

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Yarra Food & Wine Journey

Discover the charm of Melbourne and learn about the city’s colorful past, historical buildings and shopping precincts. Stop at Fitzroy Gardens and visit Captain Cook’s Cottage, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance. Drive along the Grand Prix track and see St Paul’s Cathedral, Port Phillip Bay and the Arts Centre. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 4 hours.

Visit De Bortoli Winery for wine tastings with matching cheeses. Travel to Yering Station Winery, Art Gallery, Produce Store and Domaine Chandon. Head to Coldstream Hills Winery and the Yarra Valley Dairy for cheeses and finish with coffee, tea, beer or wine. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, guide, wine tastings, lunch and afternoon tea.

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Penguin Parade, Kangaroos & Koalas

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never find and get to know and love Melbourne like a local. Other laneway foodie walks are available too. Option without lunch (duration 3 hours) also available. Departs: Federation Square Mon-Sat at 10am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Goodie bag, VIP offers, bottle of water, city map, morning tea and bistro lunch with a glass of wine.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Ultimate Eco Tour

Travel to Warrook Cattle Farm and see unique Australian wildlife. After Devonshire tea, visit the Koala Conservation Centre to observe koalas before viewing Seal Rocks and Nobbies. Watch the nightly ritual of cute penguins marching up on the sand to their nesting places at the world-famous Penguin Parade. Departs: Daily 1.15pm. Duration: 11-12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Get up close and personal with the friendly residents of Moonlit Sanctuary, hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, visit historic Churchill Island and the Koala Conservation Centre before arriving at Summerland beach to watch as hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach. Departs: Daily. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and park entry fees.

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Melbourne & Great Ocean Road / SIGHTSEEING

Yarra Valley Wine Experience Take in some of Victoria’s best wineries in the beautiful Yarra Valley, only one hour’s drive from Melbourne. Expert guides guarantee a social, entertaining and educational day out! Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then sip at cellar door tastings at Yering Station, Yering Farm and Balgownie Estate as well as a private tour of Domaine Chandon. Kick back and relax over lunch and a glass of wine at one the most stylish venues in the Yarra Valley, Balgownie Estate. This small group tour offers a personalized insight into Yarra Valley wine region.

Cruise the Great Ocean Road and marvel at the white sandy beaches and stunning rock formations. View the popular coastal townships of Torquay and Lorne and see fern filled gullies and river inlets on your journey. Pass towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. Marvel at the amazing Twelve Apostles, the limestone stacks that rise dramatically from the Southern Ocean and enjoy the scenery from the various viewing platforms. See Loch Ard Gorge and the remnants of London Bridge and be swept away by the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost in these waters. Explore Port Campbell and learn about the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this rugged coastline.

Departs: Central Melbourne city locations daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Transfers from select meeting places, tutored tastings at four premium wineries, lunch with a glass of wine and a tasting platter at Domaine Chandon with a glass of bubbly.

Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 11.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Private Penguin Parade & Koalas Board a small luxury vehicle with your experienced guide to Phillip Island. Enjoy afternoon tea then walk among the treetops at the Koala Conservation Centre. As the sun goes down, await the Little Penguins from your privileged position. With a maximum of 10 people, you will see the march of the Little Penguins from an exclusive area on the beach with a private ranger. Experience the marvel away from the crowds with the best viewing available. Finish with dinner in the township of Cowes before returning to Melbourne late evening. Departs: Daily at 1pm. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, experienced guide, all park entries, afternoon tea, dinner, luxury touring vehicle and private penguin viewing.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Koalas & Kangaroos Experience Australia’s wild animals, on the grasslands and in gum-tree forests, with an experienced Wildlife Guide. Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher. Help collect important data, remove Boneseed (a weed) and make a difference to the koala habitat. Walk quietly amongst a wild kangaroo mob. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care you may get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life. Help your Guide record sightings of all native wildlife. Look out for cockatoos, kookaburras, echidnas, parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. Departs: Daily from Melbourne at 8.10-9.00am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Bush lunch and entry fees.

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Yarra Valley Puffing Billy and Healesville

This small group tour focuses on the scenic and historical areas of Geelong, the Great Ocean Road, Corio Bay, the Otway Ranges National Park, Port Campbell, the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard shipwreck site. Departs: Mon, Wed and Fri at 8am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, informative guide, lunch, refreshments and luxury touring vehicle.

All aboard the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train. Take in the views of the picturesque mountain villages and spectacular Melbourne skyline. Travel from Belgrave to Gembrook through lush ferns and dense forest. Enjoy a traditional Aussie morning tea, lunch at a winery, tour the Yarra Valley and stop at the Healesville Sanctuary. Departs: Daily at 8.20am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $$


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Sunrise hot air balloon flight, Yarra Valley, Victoria

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Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel, Yarra Valley This stunningly restored mansion is located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Victoria's premier wine growing region. The hotel features 32 luxurious suites individually decorated with antiques and fine furnishings, each with a balcony or patio to enjoy the views of the Yarra Valley or the magnificent heritage gardens. The hotel’s two restaurants offer fine local produce skillfully prepared, complemented with wines from the property’s historic cellar. Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel is a luxury base from which to explore the beautiful Yarra Valley region.

DELUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Petit fours on arrival, breakfast, newspaper and bottled water daily.

DULC Holiday Cabins, Grampians National Park DULC will take you away into another world with modern facilities especially coordinated to gently ease away stress and instill inner calm. Set in the depths of the spectacular Grampians National Park, choose from four exclusive cabins, architecturally designed with magnificent views in mind and styled to blend intimately with the landscape. All feature elegant minimalist décor with rough-sawn timbers, polished concrete, wooden floors, abundant natural light, glass top bathrooms and secluded settings with tree-fringed views.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Southern Ocean Villas, Port Campbell Southern Ocean Villas has set a new standard of contemporary accommodation in Port Campbell. Located a short stroll from the town center and beach, Southern Ocean Villas are fully self-contained including microwave, dishwasher, full sized refrigerator, television with DVD and CD player, reverse cycle air conditioning, separate laundry and complimentary WiFi. Quality linen and crockery are provided and there is an outdoor deck area and barbecue facilities to enjoy. Whether you are looking to stay overnight or a few days, this is a great place to kick back and relax along the Great Ocean Road.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel, Port Fairy Fewer than 190 scenic miles from Melbourne, Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel is located in Port Fairy along the Great Ocean Road. This luxury hotel offers Moyne River frontage and is centrally located to all of Port Fairy's attractions, with the beach a short stroll across the sand dunes. The 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 beautifully appointed with delightful views. Includes: Breakfast daily.

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Perfectly located in the heart of this vibrant city, award-winning Crowne Plaza Adelaide offers modern, spacious rooms, understated style and superior facilities. Indulge in the best of contemporary South Australian cuisine at Redsalt Restaurant. Relax at Redsalt Bar and enjoy world-renowned Adelaide wines from local vineyards. Unwind in the gym, pool or steam room. A wide range of room types will suit all your needs. Enjoy plush bedding, luxurious bathrooms, contemporary design, modern facilities and breathtaking views. Crowne Plaza Adelaide is Adelaide’s hub for the savvy traveler.

DELUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Feb 25, 15.†

Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury Your stay in this friendly city is complemented by the historic charm of Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury, situated at the heart of the city center, overlooking Victoria Square, adjacent to the Town Hall. Originally the offices for the State Treasury, the property has been completely restored and rejuvenated with its heritage features making it one of the country's most appealing boutique hotels. The hotel features an indoor pool, restaurant and bar and offers a choice of studio rooms with kitchenette or one and two-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.

The Sebel Playford Adelaide This unique, boutique hotel is set on Adelaide’s vibrant North Terrace, just steps from the convention center, casino and major tourist attractions. Blending contemporary style with character and elegance and a stunning Art Nouveau ambiance, the hotel features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, luxurious amenities and exquisite cuisine with world-famous South Australian wines in Playford Restaurant. The 182 wonderfully detailed guest rooms and suites offer classical elegance and style. Opening windows provide fresh air, and many rooms include a spa bath for complete relaxation.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 in select room categories. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 30, 14.†

InterContinental Adelaide This iconic Adelaide hotel on the River Torrens connects guests with everything that’s special about the city. Culinary feasts await at two award-winning restaurants: exquisite seafood at Riverside and Japanese specialities at Shiki. Indulge in the outdoor rooftop pool and luxurious suites with breathtaking views. The 367 spacious guest rooms and suites feature expansive views of Adelaide. Club InterContinental guest rooms include superior amenities with access to the Club InterContinental Lounge. It's only a short stroll to the cultural boulevard of North Terrace and exclusive shopping. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Jan 31, 15.

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Majestic Roof Garden Hotel The award-winning Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is an enviable mix of sophistication and contemporary design. Positioned amongst a myriad of cafés, restaurants and designer boutiques, the hotel offers an experience of Adelaide with minimum effort and maximum style. The 120 rooms are luxurious throughout with modern design, king size beds, complimentary WiFi, tasteful linen and opulent bathrooms. For views over Adelaide, enjoy the signature roof garden. On-site Culshaw’s Restaurant offers dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 25, 14.†

Rockford Adelaide Perfectly positioned on the corner of Morphett and Hindley Streets in the vibrant arts precinct of the city and bustling West End, the Rockford Adelaide is central to all of Adelaide's major attractions. Rockford Adelaide provides the highest level of guest comfort and quality with spacious, modern, contemporary-style rooms. Guest rooms consist of Standard Queen, Superior King or Deluxe King rooms. Superior King suites feature a spa bath and the new Deluxe King suites include kitchenettes. The roof-top pool captures panoramic views of the cityscape.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 6 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide Just seconds from the shopping precinct of Rundle Mall. Take the tram outside the hotel to the Central Market, Entertainment Centre and Glenelg Beach. Providing 181 newly refurbished rooms all with new bathrooms, contemporary furniture, LCD televisions, iPod docking station, WiFi and broadband internet (charges apply) and the new Mercure concept photo mural feature wall. Hotel facilities include the Federal Restaurant & Bar, 24-hour reception and room service, internet and parking (charges apply).

STANDARD Map Reference: 7 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - May 31, 14.†

The Chifley on South Terrace The Chifley on South Terrace is located adjacent to South Parklands. The hotel is an ideal base for exploring Adelaide and surrounding regions, including the famous Barossa Valley wine district. This comfortable four story hotel offers the hospitality of a home away from home. The hotel lounge area features an open fireplace and breakfast and dinner are available in the on-site restaurant. All rooms enjoy either a view over the hotel’s pool and gardens or the parklands. On-site parking is complimentary.

STANDARD Map Reference: 8 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

BreakFree Adelaide BreakFree Adelaide is conveniently situated in Adelaide’s West End, the arts and entertainment district, within close proximity of the Adelaide Oval and Rundle Mall shopping. Guests can relax in contemporary, spacious apartments. The 142 Studio and Two-Bedroom apartments feature lounge and dining areas, private balconies, fully-equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. Wireless broadband, cable TV and pay movies are available. Enjoy local colorful theaters, a range of restaurants, and cafés and bars playing live music, all within walking distance of the hotel. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Jan 18, 15.†

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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SIGHTSEEING / Adelaide

Adelaide City Highlights

Truly experience the Barossa Valley region, its wineries and breathtaking scenery. You may also be lucky enough to see kangaroos and emus grazing en-route. Lunch is at the award-winning Peter Lehmann Wines. Departs: Mon, Wed & Fri at 8.30am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, knowledgeable guide, refreshments, wine tastings and lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Barossa & Hahndorf Experience

Best of Barossa

This tour takes guests to South Australia's premium wine region, The Barossa, and includes a visit to Jacob's Creek Winery and Saltram Wine Estate. Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Adelaide's oldest German town, where you will have free time to explore the historic main street. Departs: Daily at 9.15am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Touring and lunch.

A comprehensive tour to tastefully explore South Australia’s famous Barossa Valley. Visit the region’s top wineries such as Peter Lehmann, Torbreck, Henschkes and Charles Melton, with your experienced wine guide. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, information kit, pre and post-tour assistance, wine tastings, refreshments and lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Insider's Adelaide

Adelaide Hills Experience

Walk with a local guide to discover the best of Adelaide’s highlights and hidden secrets. Your choice of four unique and insightful tours: Market Culture, Classic Adelaide, East End Pub Culture, or West End Art. Departs: Central city locations daily at 10am or 2pm. Duration: 2 or 4 hours. Includes: Local guide, goodie bag, refreshments and entrance fees.

Join an expert guide to highlight South Australia’s best in one day, showcasing the city, Central Markets (on market days) and the Adelaide Hills. Visit a selection of wineries in and around the Adelaide Hills including small boutique wine makers. Departs: 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, information kit, pre and post tour assistance, wine, cheese and chocolate tasting, refreshments and lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Murray River Cruises

McLaren Vale Food and Wine

Discover the beautiful South Australian Outback with its unique flora and fauna, the legacy of old riverside ports and Indigenous culture aboard the paddle-wheeler Murray Princess. Take a historic adventure through some of the driest parts of the continent. See towering gorges and limestone cliffs, visit lush vineyards, hike a boardwalk trail, take a boat safari, and enjoy a riverside barbecue.

Join an expert guide to tour the McLaren Vale wine region featuring some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. Visit wineries such as D'Arenberg, Wirra Wirra, Coriole and historic Hardy’s winery. Other attractions include local chocolates, olives and cheese. Departs: 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, guide, refreshments, wine tastings and lunch.

Departs: Mannum. Three night cruise departs Friday 4.30pm and returns Monday 9am. Four night cruise departs Monday 4.30pm and returns Friday 9am. Seven night cruise departs Friday and Monday 4.30pm and returns Monday and Friday 9am. Includes: Meals, a selection of shore-side tours, onboard presentations, use of spa, sauna and gym, entertainment and complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or car-parking in Mannum.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: 935

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Barossa Valley Experience

Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city with a blend of European and modern architecture, offering a wealth of experiences including great food and wine, arts, culture, and world-class sporting events. This tour offers an introduction to the best of Adelaide. Departs: Daily 9.15am. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and commentary by local guide.

Swim with Wild Dolphins Temptation is a 58-foot sailing catamaran operating from Glenelg. The dolphin swim cruise has a 100 per cent success rate of seeing dolphins, so swims are guaranteed. Your encounter with wild dolphins in their natural environment will amaze and delight you. Departs: Daily (Nov-Apr) and Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun (May, Jun, Sep, Oct) at 7am. Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, wetsuit and snorkel gear. PRICE GUIDE: $


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Beyond Adelaide The exquisite wineries of the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills, are so easily accessible from Adelaide. Choose to drive or fly to the rugged and majestic Flinders Ranges for a taste of the Outback. LUXE

The Louise Barossa Valley Food, wine, luxury accommodation and a genuine welcome await at The Louise Barossa Valley. Just one hour from Adelaide and set atop a gentle hill with sweeping vistas across the internationally renowned Barossa Valley, The Louise is an idyllic luxury vineyard retreat. Encompassing acclaimed restaurant Appellation, South Australia’s finest regional dining experience, offering fresh, seasonal cuisine and an outstanding wine list presenting the best of the Barossa (reservations essential). The Louise has just 15 suites offering absolute luxury and inspired design. The three suite types include extensive private guest space, with individual terraces overlooking the surrounding vineyards and private gated courtyards, all with soft contemporary furnishings, spacious en suites with dual rain showers and spa tubs, espresso-makers and king beds with crisp linens. Additional features of Stonewell and Seppeltsfield suites include outdoor private rain showers and cozy fireplaces. With professional, attentive and caring staff enthusiastic to share their excellent local knowledge, The Louise is your entree to the authentic Barossa wine region experience. Rates include in-suite gourmet continental breakfast, welcome port and cookies and complimentary WiFi. The Louise is a founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia and a Small Luxury Hotel of the World.

LUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Gourmet in-suite continental breakfast daily.

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort The resort features 140 apartments, incorporating 116 Studio Rooms and 24 Two-Bedroom Apartments, each with a private balcony. All rooms are designed with comfort in mind and create a sense of spaciousness and contemporary dĂŠcor. You have the option to relax, get active or indulge your senses. Experience the 18-hole Tanunda Pines Golf Club; outdoor heated pool; half-court basketball, badminton and tennis courts; gymnasium; bike hire and more. Indulge in a 'spa-tacular' treatment at Endota day spa or meet a local wine-maker at the daily complimentary wine tasting.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $

Jacobs Creek Retreat at Moorooroo Park Nestled within the property's extensive gardens is the ancestral homestead of the Nitschke Family, these historic stone buildings, originally built in the 1840s, have been transformed into four styles of boutique accommodation suites, all uniquely designed and furnished to create a world of pure relaxation and tranquility. Jacobs Creek Retreat is crafted to ensure you have the most relaxing stay, with a solar heated infinity edge pool, including luxury spa bays and overlooking the extensive lawns and vineyards, plus the exclusive on-site cellar door of Moorooroo Park Vineyards. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$$


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TOURING / Beyond Adelaide

Sea Lion and Outback Experience

3 days This tour offers an amazing diversity and profusion of wildlife numbers rarely seen elsewhere in Australia. The Gawler Ranges area has an extraordinary range of 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 seasonally 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 encompasses a variety of Australian animals in the wild. Accommodation is at Kangaluna, a luxury standing camp. Kangaluna Camp has been developed by its owners from a lifetime of experience on how to best live in this dry environment. Water is collected

Outback Experience

2 days

Coober Pedy is the opal capital of the world, famous for the fact that most residents live underground. Remote and isolated, this quirky Outback town is always guaranteed to be interesting. Ceduna is the oyster capital of Australia, located on the far west coast of South Australia. Ceduna is famous for local seafood, untouched beaches and authentic Indigenous art. Combine these two very different Outback destinations into one convenient two day/one night small group air tour. See the magnificent expanse of South Australia from the luxury of a charter flight. Departs: Sun-Thu. Duration: Two days. Includes: One nights' accommodation, meals, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, scheduled flight from Adelaide to Coober Pedy, private charter flight between Coober Pedy, Ceduna and Adelaide, half-day tour of Coober Pedy and The Breakaways and a 4WD tour of Ceduna. PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: 4,777

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from the roofs and is the only water source. Techniques are used for its preservation but you still have private showers and flushing toilets. Enjoy the brightness of the stars, the unpolluted sounds of nature, and the intoxicating colors of the changing landscapes in a very special place. Departs: Mondays at 8am. Duration: 3 days. Includes: Two nights' accommodation, meals, refreshments and touring. Flights between Adelaide and Port Lincoln are not included.

PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 1,897

Outback Wildlife

5 days

Welcome to two areas of South Australia which are rich in Australian wildlife – Kangaroo Island and the Gawler Ranges in Outback South Australia. See kangaroos, koalas, sea lions, fur seals, wallabies, emus and over 100 different varieties of birds. Local guides tell stories, night skies are unspoiled by lights – this is the Australia you've come to see. Duration: Five days. Includes: Two nights in a boutique B&B, two nights in a safari tent with private en-suite, airport/ hotel transfers, flight Adelaide-Gawler Ranges-Kangaroo IslandAdelaide, two days on a shared small group 4WD tour of Kangaroo Island with a local guide, three days on a shared, small group 4WD tour of the Gawler Ranges with local guide and all meals.

PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: 7,648


Beyond Adelaide / ACCOMMODATION

Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy

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In 1981, Umberto Coro began to realize a dream of sharing the extraordinary experience of underground living in Coober Pedy with visitors to the town. He had been associated with the town's mining and hospitality industry for more than 26 years, so in 1984 construction on the Desert Cave Hotel commenced. Officially opened in 1988, the Desert Cave Hotel allows you to experience dugout style living, underground shops, bar and opal display areas - all within sandstone surrounds in the heart of Coober Pedy. For an experience of a lifetime, stay in one of the underground rooms, or if you prefer, above ground rooms are also available. Sleeping underground is a unique experience; the rooms are quiet, cool, dark and airy with high ceilings. Past guests have commented that sleeping underground was one of the best night's sleep they have ever had! Enjoy an excellent selection of menu items at Umbertos Restaurant and be sure to pop into the lounge for a pre-dinner drink. For breakfast or lunch options, visit the Café Crystal located underground.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$

Rawnsley Park Station, Flinders Ranges Rawnsley Park Station has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets including the station’s luxury eco-villas. Discover a land rich in Aboriginal culture, marvel at the wildlife and watch the Ranges, which include some of the oldest landscapes on earth, turn a brilliant red at sunset. Overlooking the southern side of Wilpena Pound, the 47 square mile working sheep station provides a blend of Outback location, heritage and excellent facilities. The Woolshed restaurant serves delicious country style food in air-conditioned comfort.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $

Includes: Continental breakfast daily.

Angorichina Station, Flinders Ranges Angorichina is a sheep station covering 214 square miles of sun-seared wilderness in the Flinders Ranges, one of Australia’s most impressive landscapes. Owners and hosts Ian and Di Fargher are the fourth generation of his family to run this station and welcome guests exclusively, one booking at a time, to enjoy scenic flights, wildlife, rugged 4WD tours, scenic walks and classic Australian country hospitality. Guests become completely absorbed in the life of a working Outback sheep station as they experience of the real Australian Outback.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Meals, limited beer and wine, station activities including guided walks, 4WD tours and wildlife observations.

Prairie Hotel, Parachilna The Prairie Hotel is an oasis on the cusp of the rugged Flinders Ranges and desert plains. Step into a haven of character, charm, creature comforts, country hospitality and great food with a wide range of room types. Dating back to 1876, when the hotel was first licensed, the Prairie Hotel continues its duties as Parachilna's 'local'. The restaurant is renowned for innovative dishes with Australian native and 'Flinders Feral Food' twists, and a focus on local and South Australian produce, while the intimate Prairie Front Bar is where you will meet locals and visitors from all over the world.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Kangaroo Island

Flinders Chase National Park

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The opportunity for visitors to see kangaroos, koalas and sea lions in their natural environments.

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Kangaroo Island in Style or Kangaroo Island Wanderer Explore Kangaroo Island in a custom-made 4WD touring vehicle and enjoy extraordinary wildlife, excellent local produce and warm hospitality on this award-winning small group tour. Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness that offers a protective haven to many native Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and echidnas. Fly from Adelaide to meet your local wildlife guide who will host you and an intimate group of travelers through a conversation, not a commentary. Discover iconic landscapes from both the main roads and the back roads, putting you in the diverse Island scenery not accessible on larger tours. A home baked morning tea and an elegant lunch prepared by the in-house chef features local produce with boutique, premium, local wines, beer and sodas on touring days. Kangaroo Island in Style includes two days touring and one nights’ accommodation. Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Life

Departs: Daily except Dec 25. Duration: 2 or 3 days. Includes: Round-trip airfares from Adelaide, one or two nights’ accommodation with a choice of hotel grade, meals, refreshments, touring and knowledgeable local guide.

PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 1,277

Kangaroo Island Coast to Coast

2 days

Enjoy a scenic flight to Kangaroo Island to meet your local guide on this exceptional small group, signature tour. Watch sea lions frolic at Seal Bay and spot kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife. Spend the afternoon exploring destinations chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities. Departs: Daily, except Dec 25. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Round-trip airfares from Adelaide, morning tea, lunch, alcoholic drinks and touring.

Experience wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery and locally grown produce as you explore Kangaroo Island over two days. Visit Seal Bay and Flinders Chase National Park. Departs: Adelaide Central Bus Station and select Adelaide and Glenelg daily. Duration: Two days. Includes: One nights' accommodation Kangaroo Island, choice of hotel, transport and touring.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: 542

Kangaroo Island Highlights Day Tour

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Wanderer is for those wanting to spend more time on the Island and includes two days touring with two nights’ accommodation and a day at leisure to sleepin, go fishing or do some exploring on your own.

Kangaroo Island Highlights

2 days

Discover the highlights of Kangaroo Island in comfort. Get close to nature at Seal Bay and watch Australian sea lions frolic on the beautiful beach. See Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and koalas at Hanson Bay Sanctuary. Departs: Daily at 6.45am. Duration: 16 hours. Includes: Coach transfers, return ferry crossing, lunch, park entry fee and commentary by local driver guide.

Discover nature and wildlife on this two day odyssey to experience the best of Kangaroo Island. See kangaroos, koalas and birdlife in their natural habitat, wander past wild Australian sea lions, lunch in style in a bush setting and visit Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Departs: Daily. Duration: Two days. Includes: Small group 4WD touring and one nights' accommodation.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: 1,130

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Kangaroo Island / ACCOMMODATION

Southern Ocean Lodge

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From its crowning clifftop expanse overlooking the great Southern Ocean, this contemporary Bond-style retreat provides a stylish base from which to explore Kangaroo Island – Australia’s very own Galapagos. The Great Room, at the heart of the lodge, is a hub of activity; enjoy lounging with a book, local-produce dining in the restaurant or a drink at the convivial bar with its extensive South Australian wine selection. Luxurious suites welcome panoramic vistas of the boundless coastal wilderness, inviting complete immersion. A dramatic glass-surround bathroom with heated limestone underfoot, plush bespoke furnishings and sunken lounge evoke an elegant cocoon, complete with in-suite bar filled with premium beverages and gourmet treats. Naturalist guides lead guests on a first-hand experience of the Island’s remarkable natural icons and abundant wildlife; a walk amongst the sea lions, spotting a soaring osprey or coming up close to a kangaroo are just some of the many privileges. The Southern Spa features rejuvenating signature treatments using Kangaroo Island botanicals. Generous inclusive rates, ‘first–name’ service and personalized itineraries combine to offer the ultimate Kangaroo Island experience. Exclusive and award-winning, Southern Ocean Lodge is Australian luxury defined. Includes: All meals, open bar with premium wine and spirits, in-suite bar, signature experiences and island airport transfers.

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Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge Designed to blend with its surroundings, Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge sits in bushland overlooking American River Bay. Well positioned in a region popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers, the hotel is close to the Penneshaw Penguin Centre, providing a truly idyllic getaway. Reflections brasserie offers you an alfresco dinner, a barbecue under the stars, or an intimate meal indoors. A bar and pool are also on-site. The 38 rooms, with pool or water views, are warm, welcoming and modern, with a comfortable bed and a practical bathroom, offering everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

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Aurora Ozone Hotel The hotel is positioned on the foreshore at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island’s main town. Aurora Ozone Hotel has three sections, the original section, the modern section and the townhouse section, each with smart accommodation options. The original section of the hotel has a Victorian façade and amenities that blend with the atmosphere of old world charm, and the property offers a comfortable base for your explorations of Kangaroo Island. Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive continental breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Nov 30, 14.†

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TOURING / Red Centre Kimberley

Top Springs Gibb River

Red Centre, Northern Territory

Bungle Bungles

Daly Waters

Kalkaringi

Halls Creek

Karumba

Newcastle Waters

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Mt Isa

Barrow Creek Urandangi

Alice Springs

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon – immerse yourself in Australia at its rugged best.

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Uluru Docker River

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Uluru & Kings Canyon

Travel from Alice Springs through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Stop en route for an optional camel ride (own expense) and view the majestic Atila (Mount Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Visit Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge one evening and experience the sun rise over Uluru the following morning. Drive around the base of Uluru to Mutitjulu Waterhole and visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before traveling to Kings Canyon.

3 days Join either a guided tour of the rim for marvelous views of Watarrka National Park or walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor. Enjoy lunch at Kings Canyon Resort (own expense) before returning to either Ayers Rock or Alice Springs. Departs: Daily at 7.30am. Duration: Three days. Includes: Two nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade and touring. PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: 929

Uluru to Adelaide Imagine flying over the Flinders Ranges, the vast Outback and the Red Centre, gaining a bird's eye view of the ever-changing scenery. This private air safari from Uluru to Adelaide or vice-versa showcases the landscapes and the people. Departs: On demand. Duration: Four days. Includes: Meals, one night Sails in the Desert, one night Desert Cave Hotel and one night Rawnsley

4 days Park Station, private charter flights between Uluru, Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre, the Flinders Ranges and Adelaide, half-day small group 4WD tour with local guides in Coober Pedy, The Breakaways and in the Flinders Ranges and airport/hotel transfers throughout. PRICE PER PERSON TWIN, FROM: 9,155

Uluru 4WD Eco Safari This three day 4WD Eco Experience to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon is perfect for people that like small groups, keeping away from the crowds, walking and soaking up the atmosphere of Central Australia but with all the comforts of home. Rather than just seeing these icons of the Red Centre, here's the opportunity to really experience them before retiring to your hotel for a nice shower and restaurant meals.

3 days Departs: Alice Springs Mon and Thur from 2pm. Duration: Three Days. Includes: Meals and snacks as noted, two nights' accommodation, professional guide, sightseeing, travel in modern air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, reference books and park entry fee.

PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 5,470

4WD Goanna Dreaming Red Centre Safari An authentic Outback adventure with a touch of style and quality. Travel with a small group in a purpose built 4WD vehicle. As well as experiencing the wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon), you will have the opportunity to really see the desert – driving on dirt roads, remote private camps complete with permanent safari tents, eating quality food cooked over a campfire and sleeping under the clearest www.duatravel.com

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southern stars you can imagine. A fully inclusive safari, your guide will bring the history and culture to life. Departs: Alice Springs or Ayers Rock daily. Duration: Three days. Includes: Meals, professional guide, camping equipment and fees, sleeping bag hire and park entry fee. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 723

Marla Bore Great Victoria Desert

Oodnadatta Innamincka Coober Pedy

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Uluru (Ayers Rock) / ACCOMMODATION

Longitude 131°

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Longitude 131° offers immersion in Uluru-Kata Tjuta in the purest sense. The beauty and stillness of the land is palpable. Explore Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and encounter an expansive living cultural landscape, rich in history. Learn some of the ancient creation stories of the traditional custodians and spend time exploring the stunning flora and fauna. Guests ‘own’ their exclusive view, nothing distracts or intrudes. Each of the 15 ‘tents’, elevated on rust-red dunes, offer the illusion of camping with high canopy ceilings and one entirely glass wall providing unparalleled private views of Uluru. Exclusive guided experiences combined with world-class cuisine and the feeling that ‘I can have almost anything I desire’, is balanced, refreshingly, with a complete absence of ostentation. Luxurious and unfettered, Longitude 131° will make your senses come alive. Includes: Meals, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in-suite bar, signature experiences and return Ayers Rock Airport transfers.

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Sails in the Desert Hotel Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, Sails in the Desert Hotel is Ayers Rock Resort's premium hotel. The interior décor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture, with the renowned Mulgara Gallery and significant artworks featured throughout. All rooms include a balcony and Indigenous artwork. Enjoy a cocktail in the beautiful grounds or relax with a treatment at the Red Ochre Spa. The hotel also features lively, buffet style cuisine at the Ilkari Restaurant, alfresco dining at the Piru pool bar and fine dining at the stylish Mayu Restaurant.

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Desert Gardens Hotel A comfortable hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel offers a range of accommodation options, from Poolside rooms to Deluxe rooms with magnificent views of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Set as its name suggests in a garden of beautiful ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, Desert Gardens Hotel offers a relaxing environment to return to after sightseeing. Guests can unwind in the comfort of their private balcony or courtyard, or near the pool enjoying cocktails at the end of the day.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge With its relaxed Outback ambiance and friendly staff, you will experience traditional Aussie hospitality at the Outback Pioneer Hotel. Taste Australia’s pioneering past as you enjoy a beer and some Outback delights at the do-it-yourself Outback barbecue. Swap stories of your day's adventures or sing along with the nightly entertainment. Alternatively, opt for the quieter Bough House Restaurant with a buffet dinner. The Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge offers a choice of hotel or budget accommodation in relaxed surrounds.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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SIGHTSEEING / Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Tali Wiru Tali Wiru, meaning 'Beautiful Dune' in the local Anangu language, is a unique fine dining experience under the Outback sky. Savor champagne and canapés as the sun sets while listening to the sounds of the didgeridoo. Stroll to an isolated dune-top for an intimate four-course table d’hote dinner with matched Australian premium wines. After dinner, fall under the spell of a local storyteller who will captivate you with stories of Aboriginal history, language, spirituality, land and culture. Tali Wiru Season: Apr 1 - Oct 15. Departs: Daily at sunset. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, dinner and premium Australian wines. Children 15 years and under are not catered for.

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Kata Tjuta & Uluru Sunset Tour Travel to Kata Tjuta and see the mystical 36 domes made up of a variety of elements including basalt, sandstone and granite, with the tallest, Mt Olga, measuring a huge 656 feet higher than Uluru. Explore the Walpa Gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations and walk the trail through the Gorge following the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. Estimated to be over 500 million years old, Kata Tjuta is deeply sacred to the Anangu people, who have inhabited the area for more than 22,000 years. Journey to the Uluru sunset viewing area and gaze in awe as the evening sky brings out the many striking shades of color for which Uluru is famous, while enjoying nibbles and a glass of wine. Departs: Daily between 2.30pm – 3pm. Duration: 4-5 hours. Ask about adding a barbecue under the stars!

Sounds of Silence At the Sounds of Silence experience you dine under the canopy of the desert night, while your very own storyteller shares tales as told in the stars. Your journey begins on a lone sand dune. A path takes you to an uninterrupted, 360° view of this vast landscape. In front of you the fabled Uluru, behind the domes of Kata Tjuta and possibly the most spectacular sunset you have ever seen. Feast on a barbecue buffet of authentic Australian delicacies including barramundi, kangaroo, crocodile and bush salads with Australian wines. Attention then turns to some of the world's best stargazing, as the Star Talker takes you on a tour of the spectacular night sky. Departs: Daily at sunset. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, dinner and alcoholic beverages.

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The Rising Sun Behold the majesty of Uluru as the sun rises to reveal the desert's red heart. Witness the changing colors and see Kata Tjuta shimmering in the distance. Your experienced guide will describe the geology of Uluru, local flora and fauna, as well as provide an insight into the colorful history of the local people, the Anangu. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Ininti Café at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before joining a member of the Mututjulu community and an interpreter. Hear stories of Uluru's cultural significance and learn about the ancient tools used to live on the land, from making bush glue to how to carry heavy loads on your head. Head to the base of Uluru where your Indigenous guide will take you on the Lungkata Walk. Departs: Daily 90 minutes prior sun rise. Duration: 4 hours.

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Camel to Sunrise/Sunset

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Ayers Rock Sunrise & Base Tour

Skilled cameleers describe the flora and fauna of the central Australian Outback landscape as you experience the wonder of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) at sunrise or sunset during your camel ride. Departs: Daily 1 hour prior to sunrise or 1.5 hours prior to sunset. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments and a one hour camel ride.

Rise early and watch the first rays of dawn set the Red Centre alight. Choose to either climb Uluru or take a guided tour around the base where you will visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole and view Aboriginal rock paintings as well as visiting the UluruKata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Departs: Daily 90 minutes prior sunrise. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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Alice Springs / ACCOMMODATION

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Alice Springs Set against the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges, the DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs is located nine miles from Alice Springs Airport and close to the Alice Springs Convention Centre and Lasseters Casino. Hotel services include same-day laundry, 24-hour business center, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, and flexible meeting spaces. Springs Restaurant offers continental and full buffet breakfast daily from 6am-10am.

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Chifley Alice Springs Resort Chifley Alice Springs Resort offers friendly, Outback service and modern facilities only five minutes’ walk from the town center. Low-rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of this resort. Situated on the banks of the Todd River with its magnificent river red gums, the resort has 139 comfortable, well-equipped guest rooms. Relax in the stylish surroundings and experience sumptuous full buffet breakfast, à la carte lunches and contemporary cuisine dinners at the Barra on Todd Restaurant. Facilities include pool, free WiFi, laundry, bar and free parking.

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ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis sits just minutes from the town center and features 102 rooms, two pools set among tropical gardens, spa, barbecue area, restaurant, bar and free outdoor parking. The hotel is ideally located for exploring the attractions of Alice Springs, including Flynns Memorial and the Old Ghan train. Warm, welcoming and modern, with a comfortable bed and a practical bathroom, the rooms offer everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 30, 14.† Includes: Continental breakfast and 30-minutes internet access daily.

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Aurora Alice Springs This vibrant hotel is the only accommodation situated on Todd Mall in the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct of Alice Springs. A popular choice, the Aurora Alice Springs features a courtyard and pool area, the Red Ochre Grill Restaurant with contemporary and native cuisine and one of the finest collections of Central Australian photography by Ken Duncan. Aurora Alice Springs’ location places you right in the center of the activity. Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive a room upgrade and continental breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 30, 14.†

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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4WD Palm Valley Safari

Kings Canyon & Outback Station Life

Follow the Finke River’s ancient bed in a 4WD to Palm Valley, an oasis of white sand, palm trees and spectacular rock formations. Discover rich plant life, the spectacular rock formations and spring-fed pools that have created this fertile valley in the heart of the desert. After a picnic lunch in Finke Gorge National Park, continue to the historic Aboriginal community of Hermannsburg. Visit the town's mission, known for the mid-20th-century Aboriginal paintings of Albert Namatjira and explore the painter’s home and see his signature pastel-hued landscape paintings in the art gallery. Relax on the trip back to Alice Springs and watch the desert landscape and mountains change color in the afternoon light.

Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station (own expense) along the way. Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for marvelous views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge at look-out points. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden'. The circuit walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor. After lunch (own expense), return to Alice Springs.

Departs: Daily at 8am (Jun-Oct) and daily except Tue and Fri (Nov-May) at 7.30am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Lunch.

Departs: Daily between 4-5am. Duration: 15.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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A Town Like Alice

West MacDonnell Ranges, Outback, Gaps & Gorges

Learn how Alice Springs has evolved into the central hub of Outback Australia on this informative tour including the School of the Air which provides an educational service for children living in remote areas. Other highlights include the Telegraph Station, Royal Flying Doctor Service, a reptile center and stunning views from Anzac Hill. Departs: Daily at 2pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Depart Alice Springs and follow the West MacDonnell Ranges past the John Flynn Memorial as you travel to Simpson’s Gap and Angkerle (Stanley Chasm). Enjoy a light lunch before returning to town. There is an optional visit to the Alice Springs Desert Park to witness free-flying birds of prey in the nature theater. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Light lunch.

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Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge is located on Kings Creek Station, a fully operational cattle and camel station of 695 square miles. Set in a private part of the station among the Desert Oak trees, Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge gives guests a memorable Australian Outback experience. The exclusive tented cabins offer the ultimate Outback accommodation. Each cabin features air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom. At Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge you can experience the greatest of comfort in the Outback, with a perfect opportunity to absorb the natural landscapes.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily.

Kings Canyon Resort Kings Canyon Resort is located in the Red Centre of Australia, three hours from Uluru (Ayers Rock) and four and a half hours from Alice Springs. The sensitively designed property is located in Watarrka National Park, just six miles from the magical sandstone formation of Kings Canyon. Experience the Rim Walk by climbing to the top of Kings Canyon to view the spectacular sunrise or sunset. Kings Canyon Resort is an oasis in the Outback for those who want to explore before retreating to the luxury of the resort after an active day of hiking.

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Adina Apartment Hotel & Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront & Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront are located in Darwin's newest hotspot. The two hotels share the prime position and enjoy picturesque water views. Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront boasts 121 Studios and One-Bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens and Vibe Hotel offers 120 guest rooms. Take a leisurely stroll along Darwin’s seafront promenade, shopping and restaurants. Unwind at the pool or enjoy the myriad of boutiques, cafés and attractions nearby.

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Darwin Central Hotel The contemporary, boutique Darwin Central Hotel enjoys an excellent position in the heart of Darwin. This environmentally friendly property is within easy walking distance to nightlife, restaurants, shopping and cinemas. The hotel features 132 beautifully appointed rooms, furnished with state-of-the-art décor, some rooms featuring kitchenette facilities. Amidst the bustle, Darwin Central Hotel is devoted to providing a city sanctuary that, when entered, reveals a surprisingly sophisticated space where guests can relax in comfort and style. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Nov 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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ACCOMMODATION / Darwin & Top End

Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin has a unique tropical feel. Designed around resort-style pools with a waterfall and ample space for relaxing, the hotel is located in the heart of Darwin, close to everything this tropical city has to offer, providing privacy in a lush setting. Accommodation is comfortable with good facilities. Treetops Restaurant offers traditional Australian meals with a modern twist in a relaxing atmosphere. A barbecue area and poolside bar complete the picture and a laid-back Top End experience awaits you.

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DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Darwin The DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin is on Darwin's famous Esplanade – accessible to Darwin’s Central Business District, vibrant Mitchell Street, Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin Wharf Precinct and famous historical landmarks. Hotel services include same-day laundry, 24-hour business center, fitness center (located in the adjacent DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin), outdoor swimming pool and tropical gardens, as well as three flexible meeting spaces. Poolside Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers an exciting menu featuring modern Australian cuisine with a twist of the Territory.

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Bullo River Station, East Kimberley This iconic Outback property offers a quintessential Australian experience on half a million acres of working cattle station. The purpose-built guest accommodation area consists of 12 rooms, each with air-conditioning and en suites. Activities may include fishing, cruising down the gorge by boat, horse riding, quad biking, 4WD safaris, cattle mustering, hiking, bird and wildlife watching, traveling to scenic vantage spots to sketch or paint, helicopter tours and tours of the Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park. The choice is yours to do as much or as little as you wish.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive a 15-minute helicopter flight. Valid Sep 1 - Oct 31, 14.† Includes: All meals, limited alcohol and scheduled activities.

Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk Gorge Cicada Lodge, Australia’s newest Indigenous-owned luxury lodge, provides a truly authentic cultural and natural Australian wilderness experience of a lifetime. Designed to provide a base, Cicada Lodge allows you to explore the cultural and natural landscapes of Nitmiluk and Kakadu National Parks. With your own experienced Indigenous guide, immerse yourself in these ancient terrains and cultures. The Lodge has been designed to ensure guests enjoy the highest standards of comfort and service.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Breakfast daily.

Nitmiluk Chalets, Nitmiluk Gorge Self-contained, the Nitmiluk Chalets are ideally situated for guests to discover Nitmiluk National Park and the world-renowned Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Just 656 yards from the start of the gorge system, the One or Twobedroom Chalets have a living and dining area, kitchen and a generous balcony where wallabies and other wildlife can be observed wandering past. Set in the grounds of the Nitmiluk Camping and Caravan Park, with a beautifully landscaped resort style pool, the resort is a perfect place for unwinding after a day's exploring as you cool off from the tropical sunshine.

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Top End / ACCOMMODATION & TOURING

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In the majestic Mary River National Park Wetlands, approximately halfway between Darwin and Kakadu, Wildman Wilderness Lodge provides an unforgettable experience. The Lodge is just a two hour or 106 mile drive from Darwin or fly from Darwin to the property’s bush airstrip in just 30 minutes. With teeming wildlife and unique tours, in a world far removed from your own, yet with all the modern comforts. Enjoy delicious meals and wine at the end of each day. Surrounded by a seasonal floodplain, a year-round, naturally occurring billabong and natural habitat for hundreds of species of birds and animals, adventure is right on your doorstep. After a day of adventure, return to the communal lodge. The communal lounge is the focal point of the resort and epitomizes Top End architecture. It is a central meeting for guests to unwind, housing the restaurant and bar. Similarly appealing are the 10 indulgent, romantic cabins or ‘Habitats’ providing quality accommodation for your stay in the Top End wilderness, whilst the 15 ‘Safari Tents’ offer an equally stylish en-suite luxury ‘camping’ option for the more adventurous guests.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Nov 30, 14. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily.

Aurora Kakadu Aurora Kakadu is a two hour drive from Darwin and offers a place to unwind and relax while enjoying the many attractions offered by the famous World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. The hotel is set in attractive, spacious and lush tropical surroundings. Marvel at the wildlife from the comfort of your hotel. The grounds around the complex offer an exciting opportunity to observe wallabies, corellas and magpie geese. All rooms have a private balcony or patio overlooking the grounds.

STANDARD PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive breakfast daily. Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn Uniquely shaped as the Territory's most famous inhabitant, the salt water crocodile, Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn is Kakadu's only full service hotel. The Indigenous-owned hotel offers 110 guest rooms, unique landscaped gardens, a relaxing shaded outdoor pool and onsite gallery with a display of Indigenous art by local artists. Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, just two and a half hours' drive from Darwin, offers a cool retreat in the midst of the Kakadu wilderness, from the marble foyer to the air-conditioned guest rooms.

4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Top End Safari An authentic Top End adventure safari with a touch of style and quality. Traveling with a maximum of 16 people in purpose built 4WD vehicles, stay in private campsites complete with permanent safari tents. Swim in pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park, learn about Aboriginal culture on an authentic Indigenous experience and explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park World Heritage-listed for both its cultural and natural Toll-Free 877 888 6227

3 days assets. Travel along rocky 4WD tracks and search for crocodiles and other wildlife on a private cruise in the Mary River Wetlands. Optional upgrade to lodge accommodation. Departs: Darwin daily. Duration: Three days. Includes: Professional guide, all meals, camping equipment and fees, sleeping bag hire and park entry fee. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 1,056

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SIGHTSEEING & TOURING / Darwin

Darwin City Sights & Indigenous Cruise This is the perfect introduction to Darwin with your experienced and knowledgeable guide. See the Chinese Temple and the lush Botanic Gardens. Tour the historic sites of the city including the East Point Military Precinct and see the Stokes Hill Wharf area and the Mooring Basin. There is also time available to explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. At Cullen Bay board your Sunset Dreaming boat. The captain will provide an interactive cultural

experience as you cruise out to a sand bar or beach to try your hand at spear throwing, playing a didgeridoo and creating traditional Aboriginal craft items. Departs: Daily at 2pm. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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Litchfield National Park Tour Litchfield National Park is an Aboriginal Dreamtime region located 90-minutes south of Darwin. The Park retains its mysterious spirituality in the silence of still forest valleys and rock face escarpments. View the rugged sandstone, monsoon forests, spectacular waterfalls and fascinating termite mounds. Stop at Florence Falls and take the opportunity to join a bush and monsoon vine walk before visiting Tolmer Falls, which offers a

magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls. The final stop is at Wangi Falls that offers a crystal clear pool and time for a swim. Departs: Daily at 7.15am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Lunch.

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Kakadu & East Alligator River 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. Join the Yellow Water Billabong Cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and a colorful range of prolific bird life. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, before an overnight stay in Kakadu. On day two, stop at Ubirr for a short walk to view rock art. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East

Kakadu National Park Day Tour

Alligator River in search of crocodiles. Accompanied by Aboriginal guide, and with the special permission of the local people, go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. Departs: Daily at 6.30am except Christmas and New Year. Duration: Two days. Includes: One night accommodation, choice of hotel grade, park ticket and lunch. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 615

Arnhem Land Safari

Discover the magic of Australia's Kakadu National Park. Cruise along Yellow Waters, while looking out for crocodiles and visit Nourlangie Rock, famed for its ancient Aboriginal rock art. Top it all off with an optional return scenic flight to Darwin, giving you a birds-eye view of the spectacular Northern Territory wilderness. Departs: Daily at 6.30am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Lunch.

During this small group tour a traditional Aboriginal guide will show you rock art on Injalak Hill and you will meet Aboriginal people painting and weaving pandanus baskets. Departs: Darwin Mon-Sat at 5.30am or Jabiru at 8.30am (MayOct). Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Darwin hotel transfers, Aboriginal guide in Arnhem Land, lunch and refreshments.

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Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls

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Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Private Charters

Travel past former WWII airstrips and stop briefly at the War Cemetery before continuing to Edith Falls for a swim in the waterhole. After lunch join a two hour cruise through Katherine Gorge, viewing the sandstone cliff walls before returning to Darwin via the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek. Departs: Tue, Thu and Sat at 6.30am. Duration: 14 hours. Includes: Lunch.

Specializing in Aboriginal culture, flora and fauna. Whether you are cruising a billabong, air-boating across a flood plain, lounging under a waterfall or exploring and learning culture from Aboriginal people, you will enjoy unforgettable life changing experiences across the Top End of Australia. With a private charter, the choice of itinerary is yours.

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Stroll through the 19th century waterfront warehouses now home to cafés, galleries, art studios, and hotels. Explore the beautiful parks and gardens, peruse the popular Saturday Salamanca Markets, and take in the sweeping views from Mount Wellington. Visit one of Australia's most important historic sites – Port Arthur, or cruise to Bruny Island.

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The Henry Jones Art Hotel This former jam factory and waterfront warehouse from the 1820s has been transformed into an enthralling hotel, dedicated to showcasing the work of Tasmania's finest artists. All suites feature natural timber furnishings, special lighting and a lavish king-size bed. Most suites have harbor views, while others overlook the characterful glass atrium revealing glimpses of the old jam factory interior. Over 300 original and contemporary works of art, most of which are for sale for an unusual souvenir, are exhibited throughout the hotel in guest rooms and public spaces.

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Islington is an 11 room luxury urban lodge for those seeking a gracious and elegant retreat amid a charming and tranquil setting with commanding views of Mount Wellington. Built in 1847, this is an outstanding example of Regency architecture, recently restored to showcase the property’s original glory and updated to include modern indulgences such as the glass enclosed, mountain view pavilion and a cellar stocked with the finest Tasmanian wine. Each sumptuously furnished guest room features distinct characteristics and reflects an eclectic mix of rich Tasmanian history and contemporary elements.

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Includes: Breakfast daily. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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The Lodge on Elizabeth Experience the grace and grandeur of this stately Georgian Mansion. The Lodge on Elizabeth is elegant heritage accommodation, located just a short stroll to the Hobart city center. All rooms have their own en suite with the larger more luxurious rooms featuring spas, four-poster, half tester or antique beds. There are 13 rooms plus a self-contained cottage, conveniently situated within a few minutes' walk to approximately 20 North Hobart restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. There are many tourist attractions within close proximity for both the adventurous and those looking for something a little more tranquil.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $

Wrest Point Hotel With a spectacular waterfront location on the sparkling River Derwent in Sandy Bay, quality accommodation, fine dining, a range of entertainment and million-dollar views from the window of every room, Wrest Point Hotel features a variety of accommodation. This includes well-appointed rooms and suites in the Tower with picturesque sweeping views of Hobart. Other room types include stylish Water-edge rooms with large picture windows overlooking the Derwent River. A wide selection of restaurants and bars are offered, ranging from cafés to fine dining, traditional to contemporary.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $

Hadleys Hotel Located in the heart of Hobart’s city center, Hadleys Hotel is Tasmania’s oldest continuously operating boutique hotel. Originally constructed by convict labor in 1834, the National Trust-listed heritage hotel makes for unique accommodation. Fully refurbished and restored, the 71 room hotel features an inspired atrium restaurant and bar. The 1834 Restaurant features local produce, a two-story high glass atrium roof, fireplaces and Victorian furnishings for an intimate dining experience. The hotel is just five minutes' walk from Salamanca Place and Constitution Dock.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 25, 14.†

Lenna of Hobart Lenna of Hobart is located on the southern end of Salamanca Place and provides a unique combination of traditional elegance, modern accommodation and first-class service. The guest accommodation wing comprises 50 spacious hotel rooms offering well-appointed living and superior comfort with views of either the magnificent harbor, majestic Mount Wellington or surrounding parklands and Hobart city. The Lenna king suites offer elegance overlooking the harbor and the two deluxe rooftop penthouse apartments are the ultimate luxury indulgence with 360 degree views of Hobart.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 6 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive an AU$50 F&B voucher. Valid May 1 - Sep 30, 14.

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart Hobart’s waterfront is a vibrant location where The Old Woolstore’s heritage façade masks one of Hobart’s finest apartment hotels. Located five minutes’ walk from Salamanca Place and only one block from the waterfront, the hotel offers a choice of guest rooms or spacious apartments featuring separate living area, laundry and fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, oven and dishwasher. All guests staying at the property can enjoy complimentary parking, free WiFi, 30 TV channels, on-site gym and guest lounge. Reception, room service and security all operate 24-hours for your convenience. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid May 1 - Sep 30, 14. www.duatravel.com

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 7 PRICE GUIDE: $$


Beyond Hobart / ACCOMMODATION

Saffire Freycinet

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Saffire Freycinet on Tasmania's east coast is a premium luxury property that is truly in touch with the beauty and depth of its natural surroundings. Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazard Range, Freycinet Peninsula and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind with nature and breathtaking beauty. Saffire features 20 beautifully appointed, luxurious suites with Tasmanian timber furnishings and fittings, alluring views, generous relaxation area and an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings. With an exclusive day spa, restaurant, guest lounge and bar, this experience is a celebration of the art of service, internal and external well-being, local culinary delights, ancient landscapes and abundant wildlife. Includes: Meals, mini-bar, select deluxe beverages until dinner (all beverages during and after dinner are purchased separately), Saffire activities and a AU$100 spa credit per suite.

LUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Freycinet Lodge Set within Freycinet National Park at the foot of the Hazard Range, Freycinet Lodge's spectacular waterfront location is a superb base for exploring famed Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Peninsula. The 60 environmentally friendly one and two-room cabins are sensitively located in coastal bushland on the shores of Great Oyster Bay. Stylish yet simple, the cabins are designed to impart welcoming familiarity and warmth without the intrusion of telephones or television. With two restaurants, a lounge and bar and an expansive deck overlooking the water, enjoy the freshest regional produce and fine wines.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Includes: Breakfast daily.

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is considered one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences. Located on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, the Lodge provides a luxury haven amid the wilderness. It showcases the best of Tasmanian lifestyle, with warm hospitality, sensational local food and wine, the stunning Waldheim Alpine Spa, beautiful scenery, and magnificent wilderness surrounds. A selection of spacious room types each offer a balcony and gas or log fire. Some also include a spa.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$

Includes: Breakfast daily.

The Sebel Launceston This elegant boutique-style hotel is in a central location, close to all major attractions in 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.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $


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Country Club Tasmania Located minutes from Launceston's city center, Country Club Tasmania is nestled amongst 300 acres of parkland, lakes and rolling paddocks. This idyllic resort is abundant with wildlife, fresh air and tranquility. It is a perfect platform for guests to explore the wine region of Tamar Valley and the rugged beauty of northern Tasmania. The first-class accommodation at Country Club Tasmania offers an exceptional range of room choices including the beautifully appointed Manor Suites and Deluxe Rooms. With five restaurants and four bars, Country Club Tasmania offers an impressive variety of dining options.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $

Strahan Village This is an ideal base for exploration and adventure in a heritage area. Set right on the waterfront, the 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 enjoy sweeping views over the water and magnificent sunset views from their private decks. From Strahan, take the cruise along the ancient, mirror-like waters of the Gordon River, through a breathtaking World Heritage river cape of temperate rainforest and discover the wild west of Tasmania.

www.duatravel.com

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Tasmania / SIGHTSEEING

Port Arthur Discovery Experience the historic birthplace of Hobart at Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and Battery Point. Here Abel Tasman’s 1642 expedition first set foot on this land, the first known Europeans to do so. Visit the convict village of Richmond and Devils Kitchen enroute to Port Arthur.

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Departs: Daily on demand. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Park entries, cruise, morning tea and lunch.

Port Arthur is a quaint village, but is better known for the well-preserved penal colony buildings found at the Port Arthur Historic Site. Covering more than 100 acres and containing more than 30 historical buildings this settlement grew to be Australia’s most notorious industrial prison and reform institutions. Enjoy a cruise around Arthur’s Carnavon Bay on a modern catamaran. This small group tour takes you back in time as the stories of Port Arthurs’ characters are brought to life by expert guides. Hear amazing narratives, rich with detail, of the crimes, imprisonment and lives of the convicts – a fascinating day.

Taste of Tamar Wine Tour

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

The Maria Island Walk

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A wine lovers treat! Enjoy an intimate and personalized day in the heart of high-yielding vineyard country showcasing orchards, scenic pastures and forests. Sample the diversity of the Tamar Valley Wineries from family-run producers to state-of-the-art wineries.

On a beautiful island National Park off Tasmania’s east coast, small groups of just 10 guests and two friendly guides explore pristine beaches, ancient blue gum forests and convict settlements. The island is a Noah’s Ark for rare Tasmanian birds and animals and enjoys World Heritage status.

Visit eight cellar doors in the Tamar Valley with an outstanding range of Tasmanian cool climate wines. Meet people passionate about the wines they produce. A stylish and modern waterfront eatery overlooks the picturesque Tamar River offering fine Tasmanian foods by chef Jason Smith, a variety of local wines, relaxed surroundings and sensational views. Vineyards includes Jansz, Pipers Brook, Delamere, and Velo.

Every evening's reward is a three course candlelit dinner with Tasmania's finest food and wine. The first two nights are spent in exclusive wilderness camps and the final night is in the restored colonial Bernacchi House. You carry a light pack and walk 18-27 miles over four days. The adventure starts and finishes in Hobart.

Departs: Daily. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Lunch.

Departs: Daily (Oct 1-May 1). Duration: 4 days. Includes: Meals, hotel transfers, three nights' accommodation, refreshments, park entry fees, backpacks and waterproof jackets.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: 2,340


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ibis Styles Perth Located in Northbridge, the main cultural and entertainment area of Perth, ibis Styles Perth is close to the largest concentration of restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs in the city and is a short walk from the city center. With key attractions close to hand, ibis Styles Perth features 94 stylish and functional guest rooms, a restaurant and bar. Sphere Restaurant's seasonally-changing dinner menu features fresh ingredients from local suppliers.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Dec 15, 14 - Jan 31, 15.

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ibis Perth Hotel Ideally located in the heart of the city, ibis Perth Hotel is a short walk to the major shopping and entertainment districts. ibis Perth Hotel is a quality hotel offering a comfortable, simple and value for money vacation experience. The property has a range of comfortable rooms and suites which are equipped with modern facilities and simple furnishings. The hotel bistro serves great value meals, and guests can relax after a busy day at Rubix Bar, which offers meals and drinks and is popular with guests and locals alike.

STANDARD Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 2 consecutive nights Fri-Sun & receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Feb 22, 15.†

Mercure Perth Mercure Perth is within easy walking distance of the city center, the main shopping malls, cafés, Swan River cruises and many other attractions. Mercure Perth is a contemporary, inner-city hotel offering a variety of wining and dining options including an à la carte restaurant, licensed café and lobby bar. For those wanting to unwind, an unexpected leisure oasis awaits on the rooftop with a heated outdoor pool, spa, sauna and gymnasium. The 235 refurbished rooms and suites are fresh and friendly, offering space, comfort and modern amenities.

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Esplanade Hotel Fremantle The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle is just 20 minutes from Perth city center and 30 minutes from Perth Airport. Fremantle is an attraction on its own and is well worth a visit. Enjoy the famous Fishing Boat Harbour, old Fremantle Prison, the Maritime Museum, the Fremantle Markets and the historic Round House. The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle offers 300 well-appointed rooms, most with private balconies and facilities including two heated swimming pools, three outdoor spas, fitness center and sauna.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Mar 31, 15.

Rottnest Island The subtropical Island of Rottnest offers 63 beaches, 6,500 years of history and amazing wildlife. Jump aboard the ferry and enjoy a 25-minute cruise down the picturesque Swan River to Rottnest Island. Explore the remote coastline on a 90-minute circumnavigation of the Island where you’ll look for dolphins, seals and sea birds. Swim, snorkel or dive among spectacular shipwrecks and reef formations, or cycle around the Island and meet the local

Perth & Fremantle Experience Enjoy Western Australia’s premier city and coastal town. Start by visiting Kings Park for views of Perth and the Swan River. Then stop at one of Perth’s best kept secrets, Cottesloe Beach, and enjoy morning tea overlooking the Indian Ocean. Travel to Fremantle and visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum. Board a private cruise back into Perth on the beautiful Swan River, before stopping again at Kings Park to photograph the outstanding panorama of Perth and the Swan River. Departs: On demand. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicle, morning tea, fish and chip lunch with select Australian wines and refreshments and a one way ferry journey.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Pinnacles Desert with 4WD, Kangaroos & Koalas

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

wildlife (own expense). Keep an eye out for the local quokka, described as one of the happiest animals in the world and one of most well-known animals on Rottnest Island. Departs: Daily at 8.30am. Duration: 8 hours.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Pinnacles Day Tour Encounter pristine white sand dunes, spectacular coastal vistas, valleys with masses of grass trees and see kangaroos in their natural environment. Visit Pinnacles Desert Discovery Interpretive Centre before driving into the Pinnacles Desert to travel the three-mile trail for a truly unique experience walking among this stunning phenomenon. The Pinnacles Desert is made up of thousands of limestone pillars, resembling an ancient ruin. Visit Hangover Bay to see pristine white beaches and sparkling aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. Go for a walk along the beach and visit Lake Thetis and view Stromatolites, one of the earliest forms of life on our planet. Departs: Daily 7.30am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Picnic morning tea, park entry fees and lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Wave Rock & Aboriginal Culture

Massive sand dunes, emerald waters, white sandy beaches, kangaroos and koalas - see it all on this full-day tour. Walk through the dramatic limestone pillars of the Pinnacles Desert, 4WD over massive sand dunes in Lancelin and then go sandboarding for an adrenaline rush. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 11.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and wildlife park fees.

Journey through the Western Australian wheat belt region and cross vast farming plains to the historic township of York and enjoy a picnic lunch at the Wildflower Shop. See the spectacle of Wave Rock and the ancient Gnamma Holes. Visit either the Native Wildlife Park or the Antique Lace Collection. Departs: Tue, Fri & Sun at 8am. Duration: 10.5 hours. Includes: Lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Beyond Perth Western Australia is often referred to as the 'real' Australia. Vast, rugged, and natural, the state showcases the largest collection of wildflowers in the world, a magnificent fringing coral reef, wide soft white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and spectacular Outback landscapes of red earth and towering pinnacles. Swim with the ocean’s largest fish - the whale shark and make time to sit back and relax as you sample a selection of Margaret River wines.

Pullman Resort Bunker Bay, Margaret River Region Bordering the spectacular Cape Naturaliste National Park in the world-renowned Margaret River wine region, this resort has a beachfront location with boardwalk access through landscaped grounds to the white sands and turquoise waters of Bunker Bay. Choose from 150 luxuriously appointed Studio, One, Two and Three-bedroom Villas with lake or garden views. Dine at the award-winning restaurant and enjoy first-class recreational facilities including Vie Spa, outdoor heated infinity-edge pool offering tranquil views of Bunker Bay, tennis court, gym, weekly recreation classes and wine tastings.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 16, 14.†

Novotel Ningaloo Resort Exmouth The only resort in its class in Exmouth, Novotel Ningaloo Resort is just steps from the water’s edge. An ideal base for experiencing the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park, the contemporary resort sits in harmony with its environment, offering superior ocean views. The resort features a choice of spacious guest rooms and apartments, along with fine dining at Mantaray’s Restaurant. Look out for whales from your own private balcony or from one of the resort’s beachfront pools. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Nov 1 - Dec 22, 14.†

Sail Ningaloo

Experience the pristine and remote World Heritagelisted Ningaloo Reef in style, on board the luxurious 50-foot sailing catamaran Shore Thing. Enjoy guided activities with an Advanced Eco-tourism operator including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, whale watching and fishing. Discover vibrant corals, colorful reef fish and amazing marine life including manta rays, marine turtles, dolphins, dugongs and whales. A maximum of 10 guests www.duatravel.com

4, 6 or 10 days are accommodated in four beautifully appointed cabins, two with private en suite. Departs: Coral Bay at 4pm (Mar-Dec) Duration: Scheduled three, five and nine night small group tours. Private charters are also available on request. Includes: Meals, professional crew, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, linen, hotel transfers and activities. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 2,070

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$


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Berkeley River Lodge The Berkeley River Lodge is Australia's newest, most remote luxury accommodations on the Kimberley Coast. The 20 luxurious villas sit atop a coastal dune with stunning views of the Timor Sea and the Berkeley River. Do as little or as much as you like with a great range of activities to suit your mood. Relax by the pool, go on a scenic river cruise through majestic gorges, experience a helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls or go fishing where few have ever been! Trek through the Kimberley wilderness on a guided hike or a 4WD tour. See turtles nesting and all that the Kimberley has to offer.

LUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Meals and return scheduled floatplane flights from Kununurra.

El Questro Homestead & Wilderness Park A million acres in size, El Questro Wilderness Park is one of Western Australia's most loved tourism icons. Combining the intrigue of a working cattle station with comfortable accommodation, the park offers a truly quintessential Kimberley experience. At El Questro Wilderness Park, you can choose from three types of accommodation, each different in style and budget, including the luxurious Homestead, Emma Gorge Resort with its tented cabins and the comfortable station bungalows and riverside camping at the heart of El Questro Wilderness Park.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: All meals, select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, touring and Wilderness Park Permit (Homestead Only).

Home Valley Station Home Valley Station is a working cattle station located on Gibb River Road in the East Kimberley. The station features luxurious Grass Castles on the Bindoola Creek, comfortable Guesthouse Rooms, safari style Eco Tents and camping in two stunning locations. Dining is at the iconic Dusty Bar and Grill with live local entertainment most evenings. Home Valley Station is an Outback adventure playground offering tours which include station tours, horse riding, fishing and sunset viewing over the Cockburn Ranges. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$


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Kimberley Snapshot

The Kimberley coastline is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Explore secluded beaches and river inlets – famous for an abundance of wildlife. See spectacular waterfalls and awe inspiring gorges, ancient cultural history and Indigenous rock art. The best way to experience the Kimberley is aboard North Star Cruises’ True North! Designed for the discerning adventurer, guests can witness natural splendor from a number of lavish vantage points. True North's focal point is the opulent observation lounge – which overlooks the bow on the middle deck and provides commanding views. All cabins feature enhanced décor, en suite facilities, in-house entertainment and satellite telephones. The Explorer Class Staterooms and the River Class cabins offer king size beds that can be converted to singles and the Ocean Class twins feature roomy single beds. Multiple expedition boats allow guests to do “what they want, when the want” and, to add yet another dimension to adventure, True North is the only Kimberley adventure-cruise ship that sails with its own helicopter!

www.duatravel.com

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View the Horizontal Waterfalls, Montgomery Reef, The Prince Regent River, the Hunter River and King George Falls. Experience for yourself a journey that many past guests have described as “the best vacation that I have ever had!” Inclusions: Seven nights on-board accommodation, all meals, hotel transfers, one way coach transfer between Wyndham and Kununurra, shore excursions, lectures and presentations, use of the ship’s six expedition vessels and fishing gear. Alcohol and optional helicopter flights are additional. Additional departure dates and cruises are available. PRICE PER PERSON TWIN SHARE, FROM: Ocean Class River Class Explore Class

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Beautiful colors of an Ubirr Sunset, Kakadu

Toll-Free 877 888 6227


New Zealand New Zealand is an unspoiled wilderness bursting with awe inspiring scenery, spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forests, and miles and miles of sandy coastline. Experience spouting geysers, hot water pools and bubbling mud pools in Rotorua and kayak through the Milford Sound to admire the breathtaking scenery of cliffs, mountain peaks and thundering waterfalls. New Zealand is also an adventurer’s paradise. With jet boating, whitewater and blackwater rafting, hiking, kayaking, zorbing, fishing, repelling, bungy jumping, golfing, fly-fishing and skiing available for you to try. Wildlife lovers will discover a unique array of distinct inhabitants including the kiwi, kea, albatross, hector’s dolphin, gannets and the yellow eyed penguin. Uncover the unique Maori culture and learn how their values have an ongoing influence on everyday life with a number of opportunities to experience their customs first-hand. When you are ready to relax and enjoy some food and wine, New Zealand does not disappoint. With an array of unique food and dining styles complemented by some of the world’s best cool climate wines, you will find a style of dining to suit your taste.

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Masterson

Greytown

SOUTH ISLAND

Carterton Featherston Martinborough Wairarapa

Cape Palliser

Wellington

ait

266

Hastings Waipukurau

Feilding Dannevirke Palmerston North

Marlborough Sounds Levin Queen Charlotte Otaki Sound Paraparaumu

Str

465

Waiouru Taihape

Wanganui

Abel Tasman Tasman National Bay Park

273

Gisborne Wairoa Haw ke Napier ’s Ba

Tongariro National Park

Hawera

Gisborne

Murupara

Turangi

Inglewood

Hamilton

Portage

65

Whakatane Kawerau Opotiki

Rotorua

Taumarunui

Moteuka

183

Cambridge

Otorohanga Tokoroa Te Kuiti

Cook

416

Te Puke

Te Awamutu

Napier

South Island 209

Tauranga

Hamilton

NORTH ISLAND

Distance in miles (0.62 mile = 1km)

165

Whangamata

Waihi Morrinsville

y

334

206

330

Tairua

Thames Paeroa

46

326

Whitianga

Auckland

558

484

Peninsula Coromandel

Helensville

90

611

Bay of Islands


Helpful information

Visa – New Zealand US citizens intending to stay in New Zealand no longer than three months will be issued a Visitor’s Permit on arrival, provided they are in possession of a confirmed onward or return ticket to a place to which entry is authorized, and they have sufficient funds to support themselves. No advance procurement is required. Refer to the back page for Terms & Conditions.

Tipping Tipping is not as entrenched a custom as it is in the US, however generous donations by American visitors have changed the expectations of many who work in the tourism industry. Generally, a 10% tip at finer restaurants is sufficient, and taxi drivers only expect a tip if they helped with luggage.

Money Currency in New Zealand The New Zealand Dollar is divided by 100 cents. Coins: 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2 Notes: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

Credit Cards Major credit and debit cards are accepted at most stores. A credit card is required as a security deposit to check in to a hotel or to rent a car. www.duatravel.com

Electrical appliances 240 volts, 50 cycles A.C. is the norm. Most hotels have a 110 volt 20 watt A.C. outlet for an electric shaver only in the bathroom. A voltage converter is required for all other appliances. An adapter to suit the South Pacific plug shape is also required.

Goods & Services Tax All goods and services purchased in New Zealand are subject to a 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is usually included in the displayed price. No refund of GST paid is available when you leave New Zealand.

What to pack New Zealand’s weather is as ever-changing as its landscape, so pack layers of all-weather clothing, from t-shirts to heavy sweaters. Bring a good raincoat and comfortable walking shoes. New Zealanders dress casually, so don’t worry about fashion over function. The country has high-quality outdoor stores, as well as fashion boutiques, so it is easy to pick up items there.

Weather New Zealand’s seasons are the opposite of the Northern Hemisphere. The North Island is temperate, while the South Island’s mountains have snow year round. New Zealand is roughly the same size as California, and summer and winter climates vary from area to area. For those wishing to ski, the most predictable months are July and August. If you wish to explore the whole country, the best traveling months are September through May. Summer (Dec-Feb)

Winter (Jun-Aug)

Spring (Sep-Nov)

Min

Max

Min

Fall (Mar-May) Max

Min

Max

Min

Auckland

54

75

55

68

48

59

48

67

Bay of Islands

56

76

52

70

45

61

48

67

Max

Central Otago

50

73

42

62

32

48

41

62

Christchurch

54

72

54

72

37

54

45

63

Fiordland

48

66

41

59

33

48

39

59

Hawke’s Bay

57

75

50

68

41

57

48

66

Queenstown

50

72

43

61

34

50

41

61

Rotorua

54

75

55

68

48

59

45

63

Wellington

55

68

52

63

43

54

48

59


103

The Long White Cloud – 14 day small group tour

Breathe in the wondrous, pristine landscapes of New Zealand. Board the famous TranzAlpine train, view the mighty Franz Josef Glacier and savor an overnight cruise on the majestic Milford Sound. Moving northwards to Rotorua, let yourself melt away in the bubbling mud pools and thermal springs, before enjoying a relaxing jaunt in the turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands.

Day 5: Queenstown – Milford Sound (B,D) Travel south along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and through Fiordland National Park and the Homer Tunnel to the amazing Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout and Cleddau Valley. See the Chasm on your way into Milford Sound with time to kayak the Fiord, before your overnight cruise. Accommodation: Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise.

Day 1: Christchurch (D) Upon arrival at Christchurch Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. Accommodation: The George, Christchurch.

Day 6: Milford Sound – Stewart Island (B) Enjoy the many early morning activities on board. Then continue south to Invercargill before boarding a ferry to cruise to Stewart Island. Accommodation: Bay Motel, Stewart Island, 2 nights.

Day 2: Christchurch – Franz Josef (B,D) All aboard the famous TranzAlpine train for your journey to Arthur’s Pass. Visit the small town of Hokitika for a Greenstone ( jade) jewelry demonstration. After lunch, it is off to the gold-mining town of Ross before arriving at Franz Josef, where you’ll take a guided tour with an expert local guide to the viewing area at Franz Josef Glacier. Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef.

Day 7: Stewart Island (B,L) This morning you’re off on a Village and Bays tour before taking a cruise on Paterson Inlet and enjoying lunch. You’ll stop at Ulva Island for a tour of Ulva Island’s wildlife sanctuary.

Day 3: Franz Josef – Queenstown (B) Travel over the Haast Pass and along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, stopping at Makarora. Stop to explore historic Arrowtown, followed by an orientation tour of Queenstown. Accommodation: Millbrook Resort, Queenstown, 2 nights. Day 4: Queenstown (B,FD) Today is free for you to explore New Zealand’s adventure capital. Tonight, you will ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for dinner.

Day 8: Stewart Island – Queenstown – Rotorua (B) Board a ferry to return to the mainland and travel to Queenstown for your afternoon flight to Rotorua (airfare not included). Accommodation: Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights. Day 9: Rotorua (B,FD) Visit the living thermal village of Whakarewarewa, set amid a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, thermal springs, hot bubbling mud pools and geysers. See the Agrodome Sheep Show and Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Gain an insight into local Maori culture and history with our special Maori show and traditional Hangi.

Day 10: Rotorua – Coromandel (B,D) Travel to the famous Waitomo Caves and visit Cave World, for an exclusive 5 star eco glowworm experience. Visit the Coromandel Ranges and tonight you’ll stay in Tree Hut Chalets, set among the native bush. Accommodation: Puka Park, Coromandel Ranges Day 11: Coromandel (B) Explore the lush rainforest of the Coromandel Ranges with a local expert – Kiwi Dundee. Then it’s off to Auckland to board your champagne and canapés cruise on the historic Lady Gay. Accommodation: SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland. Day 12: Auckland – Hokianga (B,D) Travel to Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast, the birthplace of Sir Edmund Hillary. Continue through to the Waipoua Forest, home to many native trees including the largest Kauri tree in existence. A Maori Guide will walk you through the native bush and explain the history and legend behind the mighty Kauri. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Hokianga, 2 nights.

Includes: – 13 nights’ accommodation – Touring as specified – Luxury mini coach with air-conditioning, reclining seats, extra leg room, tinted windows (Maximum 20 passengers) – Experiences, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver – Airport transfers – Travel wallet and map – 22 Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners, 2 Featured Dinners

Price per person twin share, from: 5,575 Tour Code: AAT/NZCA Departure Dates: 2014: Mar 3, 10, 17, 24; Apr 21; Jun 23; Aug 18; Sep 15 Starting Oct 1, 14, tour expands to 22 days. Please contact us for details.

Day 13: Bay of Islands (B,D) After a leisurely start, depart Hokianga for a journey across the top of the North Island into the Bay of Islands. Enjoy a scenic cruise to Cape Brett and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. Day 14: Bay of Islands – Auckland (B) Today there’s free time before taking a ferry to historic Russell for a guided tour of the first European settlement in New Zealand. Head back to Auckland where your Long White Cloud inspiring journey comes to an end with a transfer to Auckland Airport for your onward flight. Airfares not included, please call for pricing.

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104 APT Touring There are few places in the world that offer as much diversity as New Zealand and Australia. Pristine white-sand beaches, arid desert landscapes, spectacular ancient rainforests, majestic alpine peaks and award-winning wine regions are just some of the scenic offerings that spring to mind when you picture New Zealand and Australia.

better equipped to take you there than APT, the pioneers of escorted touring vacations in New Zealand and Australia. With an unrivaled base of knowledge, expertise and passion for each destination, APT offers an exciting range of unique and memorable experiences. Whether you’re looking for an indulgent getaway, an inspirational adventure or a blend of both, this entrancing region provides a truly unforgettable experience with a range of possibilities.

APT invites you to discover the vast, contrasting landscapes, the fearless wildlife, the world-class cuisine and the rich, native cultures that these two magnificent countries offer. No one is Ask about our Earlybird Specials.

Magnificent New Zealand

Auckland 2 2 Rotorua

Taupo 1 Napier

Nelson

2

2 Christchurch Mt Cook 2 Lake Tekapo Haast Coach Oamaru Milford Sound Cruise 3 Queenstown 1 1 2 3 No. of nights stay 2 Dunedin Te Anau World Heritage Area TranzAlpine Train

2 Rotorua

Taupo Coach Cruise 3 No. of nights stay World Heritage Area TranzAlpine Train

Tongariro National Park

2

Picton

2 Christchurch 1

Haast Queenstown Milford Sound 2 1

Airfares are not included in tour price

Tekapo Mt Cook

Oamaru

Arthur’s Pass Franz Josef Glacier 1 Haast Milford Sound

1 Mt Cook

Wanaka Oamaru 2 Queenstown

Airfares are not included in tour price

1 Dunedin

1 Te Anau

Waitomo Caves

2 Rotorua

Tongariro National Park

Coach Cruise No. of nights stay

2

Tour code: NCW09 From 2,860/person Airfares are not included in tour price

Cairns f Mission Beach

1

Wet Tropics of Queensland

QUEENSLAND

2

Airlie Beach

12 Days

Daydream Island

Tour code: TQ12 From 3,695/person

Rockhampton Coach Cruise 1 2 No. of nights stay World Heritage Area

2 Fraser Island

Hervey Bay Brisbane 1

Port Macquarie 1

Gold Coast Byron Bay

NEW SOUTH WALES

Gore

Sydney

2 Wellington

Airfares are not included in tour price

East Coast Adventure

Whitsunday Islands National Park

Townsville

9 Days

2

Auckland

Tour code: NCC09 From 2,985/person

Christchurch

Great Northerner

2

ee

2

1

Haast

Whangarei

9 Days

Outer Reef Cruise

Kuranda

rR

Arthur’s Pass

Coach Independent Touring Cruise TranzAlpine Train 1 2 3 No. of nights stay World Heritage Area

3 Queenstown

Port Douglas

2 Bay of Islands

Franz Josef Glacier

2 Christchurch Lake Tekapo

Mt Cook

Te Anau

Warkworth

Tour code: NCH12 From 4,090/person

Kaikoura

Gore

Southern Tourer

12 Days

2 Wellington

1 Dunedin

Te Anau

Scenic Sights

Taupo Tongariro National Park

Picton

Tour code: NCC17 From 5,485/person

Arthur’s Pass Hokitika Franz Josef Glacier 1

Waitomo 2 Rotorua

Picton

17 Days

Wellington

Kaikoura

Airfares are not included in tour price

Auckland 1

rr i e t Ba ea Gr

Coach Cruise 1 2 No. of nights stay TranzAlpine Train

New Zealand Wonderland

2

Waitomo

Tour code: NZACS23 From 8,995/person

Kaikoura

Franz Josef Glacier 1

Milford Sound

Auckland

23 Days

Picton 2 Wellington

Arthur’s Pass Hokitika

2 Bay of Islands

Cape Reinga

2 Bay of Islands

Airfares are not included in tour price

1

Stanley and The Nut National Park

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Kings Canyon

Alice Springs 2

Uluru-Kata Tjuta 1 Nat. Park Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Outer Reef Cruise Cairns 2 1

Mission Beach

2

Rockhampton

Daydream Island 1

Fraser 2 Island

QUEENSLAND

Hervey Bay 1 Gold Coast

NEW SOUTH WALES

Port Macquarie 1 Sydney

Coach Cruise Flight (not included) 1 2 No. of nights stay World Heritage Area Optional (TQK19)

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Grand Australian Discovery 16 Days

Tour code: TQC16 From 5,195/person Airfares are not included in tour price

1

Beaconsfield

SMITHTON Sheffield CRADLE MOUNTAIN 1 1

STRAHAN

LAUNCESTON Dove Lake Ross

Lake St Clair Russell Falls

St Helens

1 BICHENO Coles Bay Freycinet Nat. Park

Richmond 2 HOBART

Coach Cruise 1 2 No. of nights stay World Heritage Area

1 PORT ARTHUR

Tasman Discovery

King Edward River

9 Days

Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge

Tour code: TX9AA From 2,595/person Airfares are not included in tour price

Derby Broome 2

r Rive R d

1

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Home Valley

Ord River 2 Kununurra

El Questro Pentecost River

2

Windjana Gorge Tunnel Creek

Durack River

Geikie Gorge

1

Fitzroy Crossing

15 Days

Wyndham

1

Fitzroy River

Kimberley Complete

King George River

Emma Gorge

2

Drysdale River Station Prince Regent River Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge Gib b

1

ef t ea r Re Gr rrie Ba

2 Darwin

Lake Argyle

2

Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

Purnululu National Park

Halls Creek

1 2

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Sealed Road 4WD Track No. of nights stay

Tour code: GKC15 From 7,995/person Airfares are not included in tour price


New Zealand Highlighter – 14 day premium escorted tour

Beginning in the North Island, this 14 Day tour takes in many of New Zealand’s premier attractions including the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, Milford Sound and the majestic Franz Josef Glacier. Day 1: Auckland, Freedom of Choice (HD) You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon select a sightseeing activity that interests you, including an Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb or a cruise on Waitemata Harbour before joining your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. Accommodation: Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland. Day 2: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua (B,HD) Travel to Waitomo Caves for a guided tour of the incredible underground limestone caverns. Continue to Rotorua and experience an evening of entertainment with a Maori hangi feast and cultural performance. Accommodation: Holiday Inn Rotorua, 2 nights. Day 3: Rotorua, Freedom of Choice (B) Select from a variety of activities today including a 4WD Bush Safari; an eco–thermal tour; a round of golf; a tour to Hobbiton; a visit to Rotorua Museum, and more. Substitute your second night in Rotorua for a country homestay. Day 4: Rotorua – Wellington, Freedom of Choice (B,HD) Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway and view Wairakei Steam Valley, Huka Falls, Lake Taupo and cross the Tongariro National Park to Wellington. This evening enjoy a choice of restaurants. Accommodation: Amora Hotel, Wellington, 2 nights.

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Day 5: Wellington (B) Discover the delights of the New Zealand capital with an extended stay. Set off on a sightseeing tour, taking you to the city’s best-loved landmarks, including New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa Tongarewa. Ride Wellington’s iconic cable car and gain a fresh perspective on this coastal city. Day 6: Wellington – Kaikoura – Christchurch (B,D) Step aboard the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait and through stunning Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Visit the seaside township of Kaikoura famous for its whale watching before continuing to Christchurch. Accommodation: Heartland Hotel Cotswold, Christchurch. Day 7: TranzAlpine Train – Franz Josef (B,HD) Board the TranzAlpine train and marvel at the stunning scenery across the magnificent Southern Alps. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and continue by coach to the glacial West Coast to view Franz Josef Glacier. Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef. Day 8: Franz Josef – Queenstown, Freedom of Choice (B,HD) View magnificent scenery today as you travel along the rugged West Coast to Haast and continue to Queenstown. Tonight, choose from four great dining options with our Freedom of Choice Dining. Accommodation: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, 2 nights. Day 9: Queenstown, Freedom of Choice (B) Choose from a selection of tours today, including a guided tour of local gardens or wineries; a

Shotover Jetboat River ride; a double–decker bus tour; a lake shore forest and bird walk; a 4WD Safari of the Scenes tour, and many more. Day 10: Milford Sound – Te Anau (B,D) Follow the Remarkables mountain range by coach to Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. Cruise the full length of the Sound before returning to Te Anau. Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas. Day 11: Te Anau – Dunedin – Freedom of Choice (B,D) Travel across the South Island to Dunedin where you can select from a range of activities including a tour to the Otago Peninsula; a visit to Speight’s Brewery or a tour of Larnach Castle. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. Day 12: Dunedin – Mount Cook, Freedom of Choice (B,D) Journey north to see the Moeraki Boulders before stopping at Oamaru to see the distinctive limestone buildings. Travel to Mount Cook National Park, where you can select your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activity, including the Glacier Explorer cruise; a guided walk through the National Park; or stargazing with an astronomy guide. Accommodation: The Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook. Day 13: Lake Tekapo – Christchurch (B,HD) Travel to Lake Tekapo and visit the picturesque Church of the Good Shepherd. Leaving the High Country, cross the Rakaia River and travel through the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch.

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Day 14: Depart Christchurch (B) After breakfast, transfer to Christchurch airport for your flight. Includes – 13 nights’ accommodation – Tour Director and professional driver – Luxury Coach with panoramic windows, reclining seats and restroom – Touring as specified including a selection of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing experiences – Arrival and departure transfers – 23 Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners, 6 Highlight Dinners

Price per person, twin share, from: Including Breakfast (13) and Highlight Dinner (6) Including Breakfast (13), Highlight Dinner (6) and Dinners (4)

4,675 5,035

Tour Code: APT/NCA14 Departure Dates: 2014: Mar 1, 6, 15, 22, 27; Apr 3, 15, 24; May 13; Jun 10; Jul 8; Aug 12; Sep 4, 16, 23; Oct 7, 14, 25; Nov 1, 11, 18, 25, 29; Dec 6, 16, 23. 2015: Jan 6, 10, 17, 27; Feb 3, 10, 14, 21, 24, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28. Ask us about our Earlybird Specials

Itinerary effective October 7, 2014. Tours prior follow a different itinerary. Please enquire for details. Airfares not included, please call for pricing.


106 New Zealand escorted tours

Northern Discovery – 8 days Discover the majesty of New Zealand’s North Island and take in the beauty of the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Mt Ruapehu and Wellington. Day 1: Arrive Auckland On arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Tour Director. Accommodation: SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland. Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands (B,D) Travel along the scenic Hibiscus Coast, walk among the Kauri trees and explore Whangarei before arriving at the Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, 2 nights. Day 3: Bay of Islands Included Choice (B) Select from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences including a cruise to the ‘Hole in the Rock’, a tour to historic Russell, sailing on a tall ship or dolphin-watching on the bay. Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland (B,FD) You have some free time to explore or relax before traveling back to Auckland. Tonight dine at the Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360º views of the city. Accommodation: SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland. Day 5: Auckland – Rotorua (B,FD) After a tour of Auckland visit the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto before continuing to Rotorua for an orientation tour. This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi feast with local wine and a concert. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights.

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Day 6: Rotorua Included Choice (B) A selection of sightseeing experiences are available today including a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland or the Agrodome Farm Show. Enjoy a treatment at the Polynesian Spa, ride an amphibious Rotorua Duck, or luge at Rotorua Skyline. A farm stay option is available this evening.

Southern Spotlight – 9 Days

Day 7: Rotorua – Wellington (B,FD) Travel to Wellington for a sightseeing tour and join your Tour Director for a Farewell Dinner. Accommodation: James Cook Grand Chancellor, Wellington.

Day 2: Christchurch – Omarama (B,D) A free morning before traveling to Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki to see the Church of the Good Shepherd before arriving at Mount Cook National Park. Accommodation: Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama.

Day 8: Depart Wellington (B) This morning visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Later, you’ll be transferred to Wellington Airport for your onward flight. Includes: – Touring as noted by luxury air-conditioned coach equipped with a restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows – Tour with experienced, professional Tour Director and driver – Airport transfers – Travel wallet and map – 11 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner, 3 Feature Dinners

Tour Code: AAT/ZABW Price per person twin share, from: 2,525 Departure Dates: 2014: Apr 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3; Jun 7; Jul 5; Aug 2, 16, 30; Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec 6, 13, 20, 27. 2015: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28.

Experience the highlights of the South Island including Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound and Franz Josef Glacier. Day 1: Christchurch Transfer to your hotel and join a Welcome Reception this evening. Accommodation: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch.

Day 3: Omarama – Dunedin (B,D) Travel along the Waitaki River and through Oamaru to Dunedin for a city tour. Your afternoon is free to explore the city at your leisure. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. Day 4: Dunedin – Te Anau (B,D) Enjoy a tour of Larnach Castle before traveling across South Otago to Te Anau. Accommodation: Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau. Day 5: Te Anau – Queenstown (B) Travel to Milford Sound and cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. Continue to Queenstown and enjoy an orientation tour. Accommodation: Mercure Queenstown Resort, 2 nights. Day 6: Queenstown ‘Free Time’ (B,FD) Explore exciting Queenstown at your leisure before joining an evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station for a carvery Feature Dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead.

Day 7: Queenstown – Franz Josef (B,D) Visit Arrowtown and see the trio of lakes – Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka before traveling over Haast Pass to Franz Josef Glacier – a rare, still advancing glacier. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. Day 8: Franz Josef – Christchurch (B,FD) Visit Hokitika and travel to Arthur’s Pass to board the TranzAlpine train for your journey across the Southern Alps to Christchurch. This evening join a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers. Accommodation: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch. Day 9: Depart Christchurch (B) Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

Includes: – Touring as noted by luxury air-conditioned coach equipped with a restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows – Tour with experienced, professional Tour Director and driver – Airport transfers – Travel wallet and map – 14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts , 4 Dinners, 2 Feature Dinners

Tour Code: AAT/LCQR Price per person twin share, from: 2,175 Departure Dates: 2014: Apr 6, 13; May 4, 11: Jun 15; Jul 13; Aug 10, 24; Sep 7, 21, 28; Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 14, 21, 28. 2015: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 8, 15, 22; Mar 1, 8, 15.


107

Best of New Zealand – 22 day self-drive

Head for the horizon with nothing but the open road beneath your wheels and scenic New Zealand all around you. Tour the magnificent North and South Islands at your own pace, stopping off where and when you want to create your perfect itinerary. Get the most out of this beautiful country, from bustling Auckland to the idyllic Bay of Islands and volcanic Rotorua to the rugged Mount Cook region, it will be the journey of a lifetime. Day 1: Auckland After arriving in Auckland, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Accommodation: SKYCITY Hotel. Day 2: Auckland – Paihia (140 miles) Collect your rental vehicle and commence your road trip with a drive to the Bay of Islands. Popular with local Kiwis, the Bay of Islands is a paradise with stunning scenery and an abundance of water activities to enjoy. Accommodation: Copthorne Resort, Bay of Islands, 3 nights. Day 3-4: Bay of Islands Enjoy two full days to explore the magnificent Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a cruise, see the dolphins, or visit the Treaty House at Waitangi. Take a ferry ride to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand, on the car ferry or a boat cruise through the Bay of Islands. Day 5: Bay of Islands – Coromandel (260 miles) Continue your journey to the Coromandel Peninsula, a large swathe of rugged landscape. Visit Hot Water Beach, take a cruise or ride the Driving Creek railway through lush rainforest to an artist’s colony. Accommodation: Grand Mercure Puka Park, 2 nights.

Day 6: Coromandel The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful area, with cool forests, picturesque beaches, rugged coastlines and swimming holes. Take a bushwalk, a walk on the beach, dangle a line, or do nothing at all. Day 7: Coromandel – Rotorua (140 miles) Move on to Rotorua, a geothermal hot spot renowned for its geysers, mud pools and therapeutic hot springs. Experience a traditional haka dance performed by Maori warriors, discover local arts and crafts and enjoy a Hangi feast. Accommodation: Novotel Rotorua, 2 nights.

Day 12: Nelson A day at leisure to explore the Marlborough and Abel Tasman region around Nelson. Day 13: Nelson – Greymouth (280 miles) Arise early and continue on to Greymouth, set at the mouth of the Grey River. You could visit the nearby Shantytown for a recreated gold-rush experience, go quad biking or go-karting, or visit the Mahaki Pounamu Gallery. Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel.

Day 8: Rotorua Today you have time to visit some of the major attractions in and around Rotorua.

Day 14: Greymouth – Glacier Region (110 miles) Today, continue on to the Glacier Region, home to the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Perhaps experience an optional scenic flight over the glacier (weather permitting) or relax in one of the local hot pools. Accommodation: Franz Alpine Retreat.

Day 9: Rotorua – Tongariro National Park (110 miles) Continue on to Tongariro National Park, the oldest National Park in New Zealand and a UNESCO mixed World Heritage Site. At the center of the park are three active volcanoes, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Accommodation: Chateau Tongariro.

Day 15: Glacier Region – Queenstown (220 miles) This morning continue your journey to Queenstown, the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ and an ideal place for some adrenalin pumping activities. A ride on the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for dinner is a must. Accommodation: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, 2 nights.

Day 10: Tongariro – Wellington (200 miles) Travel south to Wellington, the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ and perhaps visit the Te Papa National Museum for a history of New Zealand and take the cable car to the botanical gardens. Accommodation: Novotel Wellington.

Day 16: Queenstown Today is at leisure for you to explore the many activities and scenic wonders of Queenstown and the surrounding areas.

Day 11: Wellington – Nelson (200 miles) Leave Wellington aboard the Interislander ferry and travel to Picton. Drive to Nelson, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park, for the opportunity to sail, kayak and bush walk. Accommodation: Grand Mercure Puka Park, 2 nights.

Day 17: Queenstown – Te Anau (110 miles) Arise early and make your way to Te Anau, perched on the eastern shore of Te Anau Lake and gateway to the Fiordland National Park. See highlights such as the Mirror Lakes, Pop’s Lookout and the Chasm. Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.

Day 18: Te Anau – Dunedin (180 miles) Continue to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ and perhaps stroll through The Octagon, visit the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, experience Larnach Castle, or enjoy the serenity of the botanical garden. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, 2 nights. Day 19: Dunedin Enjoy a free day to explore Dunedin at your leisure. Day 20: Dunedin – Mount Cook (150 miles) Leave Dunedin for the rugged alpine beauty of the Aoraki/Mount Cook Region and gaze up at snowcapped peaks, glaciers and spot birds, indigenous plants and wildlife within the National Park. Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel. Day 21: Mount Cook – Christchurch (180 miles) Cross the Canterbury Plains and stop at Lake Tekapo to see the Church of the Good Shepherd before arriving in to Christchurch. Accommodation: Chateau on the Park. Day 22: Christchurch Your touring ends today when you return your rental vehicle. Includes: – 21 nights’ accommodation – 21 days Group C car rental – Interislander ferry transfer from Wellington to Picton, Passenger

Price per person twin share, from: 3,127 Tour Code: AOT/AK3ADS

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– 9 day coach tour Inclusions: – 8 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade – Coach transport – Airport transfer on arrival – Waitomo Glowworm Caves with lunch – Maori Hangi & Concert – Te Puia Geothermal Experience – Rainbow Springs – Agrodome Sheep Show – Hobbiton Tour – Lord of the Rings Tour, Wellington – Milford Sound Cruise including lunch – Safari of the Scenes Tour, Queenstown

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Embark on a journey of Middle-earth and New Zealand. Visit official sites used in the filming of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ movies, whilst experiencing some of New Zealand’s most stunning attractions including glowworm caves, active geysers, dramatic mountains and deep fiords. Day 1: Auckland Welcome to Auckland, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Today is yours for optional activities. Accommodation: Auckland, choice of hotel. Day 2: Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua Travel south through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Enjoy lunch as you continue east to Rotorua, an area steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and concert. Accommodation: Rotorua, choice of hotel, 2 nights. Day 3: Rotorua This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te Puia thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs www.duatravel.com

at the Agrodome. This afternoon you will be taken to visit the set of ‘Hobbiton’. Day 4: Rotorua – Wellington Continue south to Wairakei – wreathed by steam, then on to Taupo. Skirt Lake Taupo, and cross the volcanic landscape of Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Travel across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along the rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Accommodation: Wellington, choice of hotel, 2 nights. Day 5: Wellington A full day ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour takes you to some of Wellington’s film set locations including Rivendell, Minas Tirith, Helms Deep and much more. Visit the Weta Cave and learn about New Zealand’s five time Oscar winning digital production company. Day 6: Wellington – Queenstown Transfer to Wellington Airport for your flight to Queenstown (flight not included). On arrival in Queenstown the rest of the day is at leisure. Accommodation: Queenstown, choice of hotel, 3 nights.

Day 7: Queenstown – Milford Sound An early start takes you around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau before continuing into Fiordland National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to Queenstown by evening. Day 8: Queenstown Travel by 4WD to many of the sites used for the filming of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ including: Ford of Bruinen, Misty Mountains, Pillars of the Kings. Your afternoon is free to explore independently, or at an extra cost, add an afternoon tour including: Lothlorien, Isengard and Ithilien Camp. Day 9: Queenstown – Mount Cook – Christchurch Travel north through country used to portray the Pelennor Fields, Misty Mountains, and the foothills of the White Mountains. Continue north to Christchurch where your tour ends in the evening.


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Classic New Zealand Wine Trail – 9 day self-drive

The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail serves up unforgettable wine and food experiences along the sign posted 240 mile route. The journey takes you on a drive through regions accounting for more than 80 per cent of New Zealand’s wine production. Combined with farmers’ markets, eateries and artisan food producers you’ll encounter along the way, the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail offers New Zealand’s most memorable wine and food experiences.

Day 3: Napier (B,L) Hawkes Bay is the country’s oldest winemaking region and is New Zealand’s leading producer of award winning red wines, including Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon and blends. Today, join a small group tour that combines a visit to five to six wineries (tastings included) and two specialty food outlets. Your tour includes a two-course winery lunch and gourmet platter.

Day 1: Auckland Collect your rental vehicle at Auckland Airport and make your way to your accommodation. Accommodation: Pullman Auckland.

Day 4: Napier to Martinborough (B) (178 miles) Today travel south allowing time to stop at the small country towns including Greytown where you can cruise the cafés, art galleries and antique shops. Continue on to Martinborough, well known for the range of vineyards in the area and its growing worldwide reputation for Pinot Noir wine. Accommodation: Peppers Parehua Country Estate, 2 nights.

Day 2: Auckland to Napier (264 miles) (B) Journey through the center of the North Island on the Thermal Explorer Highway. A riverside drive takes you to Hamilton, a city known for its gardens, riverboat cruising and free flight aviary. The antique town of Tirau is an interesting stop on your way to Rotorua, where you can explore geothermal attractions and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. An hour south is the trout fishing mecca of Taupo, which sits on the edge of New Zealand’s largest lake. Your final destination today is Napier, a place to enjoy Art Deco architecture and fine wine. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel, Napier, 2 nights.

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Day 5: Martinborough (B) Martinborough village is surrounded by an array of wineries that offer wine tours and tastings. You can either explore the vineyards by foot, bicycle or perhaps a horse-drawn carriage (additional expense). There is an excellent selection of restaurants, cafés and pubs in the area for dining or perhaps shop at designer clothing outlets, galleries and specialist shops – or pamper yourself at the day spa.

Day 6: Martinborough – Blenheim (B) (110 miles) Drive to Wellington and return your rental vehicle before taking the Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Picton. The 50 mile journey takes a little more than three hours, yet it’s one of the world’s great scenic cruises. On arrival, collect your rental car and enjoy a short 30 minute drive to the beautiful wine district of Blenheim. Spend your afternoon exploring the area or traveling to some of the local wineries such as Hunter, Seresin, Alan Scott or Cloudy Bay. Accommodation: The Chateau Marlborough, 2 nights. Day 7: Blenheim (B,L) Today, join a fabulous tour of the Marlborough wine region specializing in wine and food, behind the scenes access, winemaker hosted tastings and special reserve grade wines. Each winery experience has been specially created and privately hosted away from the public areas. You will not only receive fabulous private service but you will also get to see areas of the winery that are not normally accessible to the public. Day 8: Blenheim to Christchurch (B) (196 miles) Stop at Kaikoura where you can enjoy a whale watch tour (own expense) or perhaps Hanmer Springs to relax in the mineral rich springs before continuing to Christchurch for your overnight stay. Accommodation: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch.

Day 9: Christchurch After breakfast, return your rental vehicle at Christchurch Airport, or speak to one of Destination Specialists about exploring more of the South Island. Includes: – 9 days Group C Car Rental – One night Pullman Auckland, Superior Room – Two nights The Crown Hotel Napier, Studio Suite – Two nights Peppers Parehua Country Estate, Winemakers Cottage – Two nights Chateau Marlborough, Classic Studio – One night Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch, Standard Room – One-way Interislander ferry transfer from Wellington to Picton – Full-day Premium Reserve tour, Napier including lunch – Full-day Taste of Marlborough Tour, Blenheim, including lunch – Breakfast daily

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Central Otago Cycle

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Stretching from Clyde in the north to Middlemarch in the south, the Otago Rail trail runs along the old Dunedin to Clyde railway. This trail takes you on a cycling or walking adventure of a lifetime through 93 miles of some of New Zealand’s most memorable scenery and awe-inspiring gold mining history. Day 1: Christchurch Upon arrival in Christchurch, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Accommodation: Chateau on the Park. Day 2: Christchurch to Clyde (D) Start your day with an equipment check before traveling across the Canterbury Plains. After a quick lunch in Tekapo continue with a quiet ride alongside a canal system before crossing over the Lindis Pass and down to Cromwell. Road cycling 15 miles. Accommodation: Dunstan House, Clyde. Day 3: Clyde to Lauder (B,D) Ride across flat rural countryside to Omakau for lunch. Drive to Ophir for a bird’s eye view of the trail before continuing on with the ride. Rail Trail Ride 27 miles. Accommodation: Lauder School House. Day 4: Lauder – Ranfurly (B,D) Today’s ride takes you through two tunnels, over two

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rail bridges and through willow-edged gorges into the Idaburn Valley before you make your way to the art deco township of Ranfurly. Rail Trail Ride 29 miles. Accommodation: Hawkdun Lodge, Ranfurly. Day 5: Ramfurly – Dunedin (B,D) A full day of riding from Waipiata to the Taieri Gorge and past the scene of the famous Hyde rail disaster into Middlemarch. Visit the local Stone Sheep Yards before boarding the Taieri Express for a ride into Dunedin. Rail Trail Ride 37 miles. Accommodation: Dunedin Plams Hotel. Day 6: Dunedin - Christchurch (B) Depart Dunedin and travel north towards Omarau. View the stunning Moeraki Boulders on the coastal ride before arriving in Christchurch where your tour concludes. Rail Trail Ride 15-24 miles. Includes: – One night Chateau on the Park, Christchurch – Four night/five day Otago Rail Trail Classic including four nights’ accomodation, transfers, guide, four breakfasts and four dinners – Arrival transfer in Christchurch

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On the Green Golf

6 days

The spectacular southern lakes and resort courses are big features in this trip, with the cosmopolitan touch of Christchurch at the start and finish. Day 1: Christchurch to Wanaka Collect your rental car early this morning and make your way across the Canterbury Plains and over Burkes Pass to Wanaka. Accommodation: Edgewater Resort, 2 nights. Day 2: Wanaka Enjoy a round on a gently undulating course at the Wanaka Golf Club. The course offers superb views of Lake Wanaka as well as Mt Aspiring National Park. Day 3: Wanaka – Queenstown This morning travel the short distance to Queenstown. Your choice of route, either via Cromwell which is in the heart of the Bannockburn wine region then on through the rugged Kawarau Gorge with its gold rush relics, or take the alpine route across the Crown Range. Either way, you’ll have time to visit historic Arrowtown en route, perhaps for lunch or an afternoon stroll. Accommodation: Millennium Queenstown, 3 nights. Day 4: Queenstown Drive to Millbrook Resort, a championship course boasting 18 challenging holes, about 15-minutes from

Queenstown. The rugged mountain scenery offers an unsurpassed backdrop. This afternoon there is time to enjoy some of the numerous attractions and activities that have made Queenstown famous including a visit to one of the region’s many wineries. Day 5: Queenstown You have the option to reserve a round of golf at Kelvin Heights course at Queenstown Golf Club (own expense). With its special alpine setting beside Lake Wakatipu and under the Remarkable Ranges the course offers sensational views of the area. Day 6: Queenstown Return your rental vehicle to Queenstown airport or perhaps extend your stay and explore more of the South Island. Includes: – Two nights Edgewater Resort, Wanaka, One Bedroom Suite – Three nights Millennium Queenstown, Superior Room – Six days Group C Car Hire – 18-holes at Wanaka & Millbrook including club hire

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The 'City of Sails' is flanked by two magnificent harbors, and with more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world, Auckland's lifestyle is as enticing as its geography. Vibrant and diverse, New Zealand's largest city enjoys a mix of cultures old and new, as well as beautiful beaches, hiking trails and enchanted islands all in close surrounds.

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Pullman Auckland Pullman Auckland is centrally located within walking distance of a range of entertainment, shopping and tourist attractions. Visit Vector Arena, walk High Street or catch a ferry to one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf. The hotel's sleek interiors emit a warm and friendly vibe, creating an intimate atmosphere whether in the lobby lounge and bar, dining at the restaurant, or enjoying the 82-foot lap pool in the luxury health club and spa. Features free WiFi, well-appointed guest rooms, executive lounge and chic residential apartments with living and kitchen areas. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.

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SKYCITY Grand Hotel Sophisticated and elegant, the SKYCITY Grand Hotel offers a range of facilities and services unparalleled in Auckland. SKYCITY Grand Hotel rooms are all superbly appointed and range from King and Twin rooms, to Executive Suites and the indulgent Grand Presidential Suites. Harbour View rooms are available on request and have stunning views across the Waitemata Harbour. Room service is available 24-hours a day, along with valet parking and an executive car service. Free uncapped WiFi is also available throughout the hotel. In addition, the fully-equipped and complimentary fitness center is second to none, boasting an 82-foot heated lap pool, sauna and spa pool. Entertainment seekers can enjoy the world-class Casino or take a trip up the iconic 1,076-foot Sky Tower to enjoy the stunning view over Auckland. Awardwinning cuisine can be tasted at Depot by Al Brown or The Grill by Sean Connolly, and there are plenty of casual bars and eateries on-site if you’re on the go. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 15 - Sep 30, 14.†

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SKYCITY Hotel SKYCITY Hotel is one of New Zealand's most popular hotels and offers a place to relax and unwind in the heart of the city, with entertainment on your doorstep. Enjoy all the luxury and comfort of a first-class hotel with spacious rooms and all the facilities you’d expect of an international hotel. SKYCITY Hotel's recently renovated, modern, spacious rooms feature Premium or Deluxe King and Twin rooms and Suites. Harbour view, interconnecting and accessible rooms are available on request. Guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, valet parking, an executive car service and free uncapped WiFi throughout the hotel. In addition guests can head to East Day Spa, specializing in Eastern-style holistic treatments to deliver total wellness and restore the balance of mind, body and soul. From the world-class Casino to the selection of up to 20 restaurants, bars and cafés, entertainment and the spectacular views across Auckland from the Sky Tower, there really is something for everyone at SKYCITY. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 15 - Sep 30, 14.†

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The Sebel Auckland Occupying undoubtedly one of the best waterfront locations in Auckland, this contemporary hotel combines apartment style accommodation with personalized hotel service. The Sebel Auckland's prime location in the Viaduct Harbour allows extensive views of the marina and the city. The finest bars and restaurants, cafés, shops, transportation hubs, and numerous leisure activities are all on your doorstep. The hotel is an ideal haven from which to explore all that the Auckland has to offer. Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive a room upgrade. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.

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Heritage Auckland Heritage Auckland is an iconic landmark hotel with magnificent views overlooking the Waitemata Harbour and Viaduct Basin. The hotel is centrally located, just a short walk to the waterfront, Queen Street, city center and Sky Tower. Luxurious suite-style accommodation offers a spacious environment in which to relax with full kitchen and laundry facilities in many suites. The resort-style facilities include a rooftop complex with heated pool, spa and gym, plus an indoor pool and award-winning restaurant.

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Scenic Hotel Auckland This landmark site has been totally refurbished to create a superb deco-style hotel. Conveniently located in the heart of Auckland’s vibrant entertainment district, the hotel is only a short stroll to central city shopping and the harbor’s edge. The elegant and spacious Scenic Hotel Auckland has a total of 100 Standard and Superior Studio apartments and Executive suites. All guest 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.

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Crowne Plaza Auckland Crowne Plaza Auckland is ideally located in the heart of Auckland’s city center, with numerous attractions, entertainment and dining in close proximity. Rooms range from Superior Rooms to Executive Club and luxury Hotel Suites. Hotel features include complimentary access to a 24-hour gym with sauna, high speed broadband and wireless connectivity in all rooms and public areas, in-room safes, undercover car parking and exceptional dining in Aria Restaurant and Bar.

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Copthorne Hotel Auckland HarbourCity Positioned right on Auckland's waterfront, Copthorne Hotel Auckland HarbourCity occupies one of Auckland's best locations and provides easy access to Auckland’s bustling Viaduct Basin, city center, shopping, bars, restaurants and Waitemata Harbour activities. Offering contemporary style and attention to detail, all of the hotels 187 guest rooms take advantage of the magnificent sweeping views of the Viaduct and the sparkling Waitemata Harbour. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

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Mercure Auckland Located in the heart of the Auckland Waterfront district, Mercure Auckland overlooks the harbor and bustling city. The hotel is close to the Viaduct Harbour, ferry terminals, Britomart Transport Centre and Vector Arena. Offering comfortable rooms, a gym and undercover valet parking in a prime location, the hotel features Vue Restaurant and Attica Bar located on the top floor, offering commanding views and classic cuisine with a modern twist. Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive a room upgrade. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.

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America’s Cup Sailing Experience The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Enjoy the thrill of two hours of unforgettable sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Be a guest or participate as crew on an actual America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the action as you sail the beautiful harbor. Since 1851, some of the biggest characters in the world have pursued the America's Cup, yet over that span, it has changed hands just five times, having been proudly won by New Zealand in 1995. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, this is a unique opportunity for everyone to participate in sailing a grand prix racing machine.

Discover the Bay of Islands Take a scenic drive north of Auckland via the Hibiscus Coast to the Bay of Islands, a haven for people who enjoy water activities and the beauty of uncrowded sandy beaches and native forests. Upon arrival in Paihia visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds and see a traditional Maori meeting house and a huge waka (war canoe), before joining a pre-booked afternoon activity. You can board the Bay Belle ferry to cruise from Paihia to historic Russell and wander through the cafés, museums and craft shops along the waterfront, before returning to Paihia and starting your journey back to Auckland. Alternatively, you can board a cruise to Cape Brett and travel through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. Should you decide on a nature-based experience, arrive in Paihia and join a Fullers Bay of Islands ultimate eco-marine adventure for the chance to get up close and even swim with the dolphins in their natural environment.

Auckland is known as the 'City of Sails', comprised of glistening harbors, waterways and a blend of islands, and is consistently ranked amongst the best lifestyle cities in the world. What better way to start or end your vacation than by enjoying views from the water! Departs: Daily at 2pm. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Safety briefing, life jackets and sunscreen. No experience necessary and subject to weather permitting.

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Auckland's Whale & Dolphin Safari Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and travel aboard Dolphin Explorer into the expansive Hauraki Gulf Marine Park on Auckland’s Whale and Dolphin Safari. On Auckland’s doorstep, the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is one of the world's most diverse marine parks. Over 25 of the 37 southern hemisphere marine mammals have been identified in this marine park, making up almost a third of the world’s population of species. See a feeding frenzy with sea birds, whales or pods of dolphins swimming by the boat. Dolphins are viewed on over 90 per cent of the safaris and whales are viewed on 75 per cent. Departs: Daily 12.30pm in winter, 1.30pm in summer. Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Cruise with commentary and a dolphin sighting guarantee.

Departs: Daily from 6.45am. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. Lunch options available, ask for details. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Auckland Maori Tour

A deluxe vineyard tour combining world-class wine set against the backdrop of stunning Waiheke Island. You will be transported by coach to enjoy tastings at three of Waiheke’s finest vineyards and enjoy spectacular views of the Auckland skyline across the water. Departs: Daily at 1pm. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Return ferry crossing, all day bus pass and wine tasting.

Global Tourism Award Winner TIME Unlimited Tours utilizes experienced Maori guides to bring to life Auckland's history and people on this very personal tour. See Auckland and its volcanoes, Devonport and the amazing west coast, iconic black sand beaches and Kauri trees. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, lunch and park fees.

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Bush & Beach Wilderness Experience From central Auckland explore the real New Zealand. Revel in the natural splendor and learn about the area’s flora and fauna, coastal rainforest and the Waitakere Ranges, just 30 minutes from downtown Auckland. Travel to the Arataki Centre and enjoy panoramic views. Walk the easy bush tracks in the lush rainforest among giant tree ferns and Kauri trees before you move on to experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll on one of the most aweinspiring beaches the world has to offer. Other options include full-day Best of Both Worlds tour combining the Wilderness Experience with Auckland city sights. Departs: Daily at 12.30pm. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and refreshments.

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Bush & Beach Hobbiton Express Tour Enjoy a magical journey through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set from 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' movies. This fascinating tour travels from Auckland to the Waikato region and through the undulating green hills on approach to Hobbiton Shire. On arrival at Shire’s Rest, location of the largest green set in the world, be thrilled by the Party Tree, see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge, and visit the Green Dragon Inn. At this fascinating location you can take a photo at the door of Bilbo’s house, ’Bag End’ and look out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. Lunch is included at Shire's Rest Café before the journey back to Auckland. Departs: Daily 7am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, Hobbiton entry, drink at Green Dragon Inn, lunch at Shire’s Rest Café and a souvenir.

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Bush & Beach Coromandel Day Tour

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Experience Coromandel Peninsula's sheltered bays and stunning coastlines loved by New Zealanders. Travel via Thames to the spectacular western coast road that leads to the Coromandel. Here the Barry Brickell designed and built mountain railway system takes you on a memorable journey through the rugged landscape before you enjoy a quiet stroll in pristine forest amongst magnificent Kauri trees. Journey across the mountain divide towards the east coast beaches where you stop for lunch. Visit Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove where the Pacific Ocean washes through a natural arch onto a white sandy beach. The return walk down to the beach takes approximately 80 minutes (walk subject to guide's discretion). Departs: Daily at 7am. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and railway entry.

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Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves Travel through the rich farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions to Waitomo. From Auckland to Waitomo you will see Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars battle site and Ngaruawahia, home to the Maori King. Alternatively, travel to Waitomo from Rotorua and enjoy passing through beautiful Fitzgerald Glade and the quaint town of Tirau. 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 boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Then continue onto Rotorua or Auckland. Departs: Daily. Duration: 9.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, guided tour and lunch.

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The Coromandel East of Auckland, The Coromandel's coastal scenery, golden beaches, and misty rainforests await. Dig your own hot spa pool at Hot Water Beach, explore the Forest Park and cruise the islands by boat. Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort This secluded hideaway is situated on Mount Pauanui, a two hour drive from Auckland. The 48 newly refurbished private chalets and suites, each with their own balcony, are hidden amid lush native bush, offering romantic furnishings that reflect the soothing hues of the surrounding bush. Dine in grand luxury at the award-winning Miha restaurant for a sumptuous dining experience in elegant surrounds, or dine al fresco on the large outdoor deck with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. Take a dip in the solar heated pool, relax in the sauna or day spa, get active at the gym or on the tennis court.

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Marina Park Apartments, Whitianga On the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island, the Marina Park Apartments are just 220 yards from the town center of Whitianga. Overlooking the adjacent marina, the Apartments offer tranquil water vistas, the best of which can be seen from the two-bedroom marina view apartments. All other Apartments have estuary or urban views. With the wharf situated 875 yards away, taking a ferry to one of the picturesque beaches or going on a fishing trip is easy. Other facilities include large private decks, heated outdoor swimming pool, spa and on-site gym.

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Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge Relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of the Coromandel Peninsula at Pauanui Pines, set amongst established trees and open spaces. Accommodation consists of 18 one and two-bedroom self-contained motel units, each offering superior dĂŠcor and spacious functional living with full kitchen facilities, large bathrooms, living and dining areas. Within easy walking distance of the harbor, ocean beach, hikes and the shopping village, the property's facilities include tennis courts and a pool. Golf clubs and bikes may be hired.

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Cathedral Cove Classic Kayaking

From the panorama of mountains and forest, travel to the contrasting coastal scenery of beautiful beaches, islands, cliffs and Hot Water Beach (tide permitting). Walk through the Kauri forest full of fern trees and along the old tracks of Puketui to see glowworms in an historic gold cave. View a gold and mineral collection and historic photos of the region. Departs: Daily. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

Paddle through amazing sea caves, interact with local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak sailing with the wind on your back. Land at Cathedral Cove for a treat of cappuccinos and cookies on the beach. Departs: Daily at 8.45am and 1.30pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Qualified guide, safety equipment, refreshments and dry bags to protect valuables.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Bay of Islands The lifestyle of Northland and the Bay of Islands springs from its subtropical climate and tourist appeal. A myriad of beautiful islands, bays and beaches set the scene for activity and relaxation alike. LUXE

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Set on 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180° views of the Pacific Ocean, Cape Brett and the Cavalli Islands from its verandas, lounge, card and dining rooms. The Lodge accommodation has 22 large guest suites and a two bedroom Owner’s Cottage, providing utmost luxury. Superb facilities include two tennis courts and an infinity pool. The three secluded swimming beaches offer ideal picnic spots. Includes: Pre-dinner drinks with hors d'oeuvres, 3-course à la carte dinner, breakfast, free mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines), use of lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments. Lodge facilities include infinity pool and hot tub, state-of-the-art spa and fitness center with lap pool, sauna and jacuzzi, tennis courts, three private beaches, mountain bikes and walking trails.

LUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

The Waterfront Suites, Bay of Islands The Waterfront Suites, Bay of Islands are an oasis of tranquility for your Paihia vacation. These all-suite luxury apartments are only steps away from Paihia's restaurants and wharf, ideally situated to take advantage of all that the glorious Bay of Islands and Northland region has to offer. Many suites offer ocean views, while the two-bedroom premium suites and penthouses offer sweeping views from their spacious private balconies. All suites feature a relaxed, contemporary design for indoor and outdoor entertainment, perfect Paihia accommodation for both couples and families.

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Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands Located within the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands Harbour, this resort offers 180 well-appointed guest rooms and suites each with garden or sea views, and with a balcony or patio to complement the facilities. The Waitangi Restaurant offers buffet and à la carte dining and the spacious Café Bar overlooks the ocean. The pool and spa complex is beautifully created from free form rock pools.

STANDARD PRICE GUIDE: $

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Enhanced by subtropical gardens and extensive guest facilities, this resort-style hotel provides a comfortable base from which to explore the beautiful and historic Bay of Islands. The hotel is conveniently located at the southern entrance to Paihia and features 114 standard and superior rooms and air-conditioned deluxe rooms. Amenities include Sky TV, mini-bar, fridge and high-speed internet access. The hotel’s restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner. Features include a guest lounge bar and an outdoor pool.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Dune Rider, Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach This tour departs Paihia and travels north to the Gumdiggers Park, where an ancient Kauri forest was buried thousands of years ago.

Mangonui Fish Shop on the way home and grab the freshest fish and chips and a cold drink from the fully licensed bar (own expense).

Arrive at the famous 90 Mile Beach and climb giant sand dunes at the Te Paki stream and toboggan back down. Arriving at Cape Reinga you will enjoy magnificent, sweeping views where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. Visit the iconic

Departs: Daily at 7:30am. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch, entry to Gumdiggers Park and guided tour. PRICE GUIDE: $

Footprints Waipoua Twilight Encounter Step into this special world, walk under the same stars that guided the Maori ancestor Kupe from legendary Hawaiiki to New Zealand. On the paths of the forest, meet trees that were already giants before Kupe's arrival and that have been standing for over 2,000 years. Learn of the rich bird life and other fauna that inhabits the forest and witness the transitions of life

and the day turning into the night. The highlight of the tour will be your meeting with 'The Lord of the Forest' - the giant Tane Mahuta! Departs: Daily at 5pm (Mar-Sep) and 6pm (OctFeb). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers in Hokianga and Maori guide. PRICE GUIDE: $

Discover the Bay 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise

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Take the opportunity to swim with dolphins in season (May-Sep), cruise and discover the very best of the Bay of Islands. Experience the spectacular scenery of an area rich in culture and history.

whales. The Dolphin Discovery V catamaran has plenty of space for an up close dolphin and whale encounter. The option to stay on Urupukapuka Island for the afternoon is available.

Explore the Bay of Islands, cruising amongst the 144 islands with skipper’s commentary. Visit the iconic ‘Hole in the Rock’ and, when conditions permit, travel through it and meet the local dolphins and

Departs: Daily at 9am and 1.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Cruise and lifetime viewing guarantee for dolphins/whales. PRICE GUIDE: $


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Peppers On The Point Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua and just five minutes from the heart of Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is an intimate luxury retreat featuring spectacular views to historic Mokoia Island. This 1930s mansion has been exquisitely furnished and converted with all suites individually decorated and boasting underfoot heating, spa baths and showers with massage jets, as well as all the usual modern comforts. Known for its fine dining, choose to dine in the main dining room, a private dining room, your suite or in warmer weather outside overlooking the stunning lake.

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua Millennium Hotel Rotorua is the largest hotel in its class in Rotorua and is ideally situated in the heart of the city overlooking the lake. The internationally acclaimed Polynesian Spa is just a short walk across the road. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views of the lake, forest, gardens, or the native forest courtyard. Restaurant Nikau offers fresh local tastes and the Spa provides relaxing massage, indulgent body treatments including Rotorua mud wraps. The hotel also boasts a heated pool, spa pools, saunas and a gym.

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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Novotel Rotorua Lakeside’s central location provides easy access to the café district, city center and many of Rotorua’s most popular tourist attractions. Located on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua with tranquil surroundings and sensational views, the hotel has 199 rooms, some with stunning lake views, as well as 11 suites including the prestigious Royal Suite. Rooms are modern and well-appointed with two double beds or a king bed, en suite with shower over bath, mini-bars and in-room safes. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights in a Superior Lakeside Room, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay, known for its idyllic setting and superb facilities, is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Rotoiti. The magnificent surroundings provide the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, or a longer break, where you can relax and unwind and simply soak up the atmosphere. Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay is fully-equipped to make your stay a pleasurable one. The hotel features 44 stylish rooms, including 34 Superior Lake View Rooms, seven Deluxe Garden View Rooms and seven Suites. Each room has a terrace or balcony to soak up the atmosphere and views. The hotel restaurant offers the finest and freshest international cuisine and the best of New Zealand wines. Choose to dine inside or outdoors on the terrace on private dining platforms overlooking Okawa Bay. Take time out to enjoy a drink in the upbeat and stylish lounge bar. Whether it is a nice glass of New Zealand wine or a glamorous cocktail that you are after, they can assist. The extensive wine list is always a hit with guests, showcasing a fabulous range of New Zealand wines. The resort offers a variety of facilities including a gymnasium, heated swimming pool and tennis court.

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Holiday Inn Rotorua Holiday Inn Rotorua is located adjacent to the renowned Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historic Living Village, making the hotel a well-positioned base for exploring the natural and cultural excitement of Rotorua. The hotel offers 203 well-appointed guest rooms with complimentary parking on site. Leisure facilities include an outdoor, thermally heated, swimming pool and two spa pools as well as a fitness center. A complimentary shuttle service is also available to/from town. Chapman’s Restaurant and Bar offers contemporary à la carte and a locally renowned buffet dining experience.

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Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is nestled on the shores of Lake Rotorua, adjacent to the legendary Polynesian Spa complex and just a short walk from the Rotorua Museum and Government Garden, Rotorua Convention Centre and the Energy Event Centre. Only a five minute stroll from the city center, the hotel features 250 well-appointed guest rooms, many with superb views across Lake Rotorua. Facilities and services also include a newly refurbished restaurant and bar, a heated swimming pool with three private spas and a massage therapist on site.

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Hotel ibis Rotorua Located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, adjacent to the cosmopolitan café district, Hotel Ibis Rotorua is the newest hotel in the region. The city center is only a short walk away, offering easy access to cafés and restaurants. The hotel has 145 rooms featuring two double beds and a number of triple rooms with three single beds. Interconnecting rooms are also available. iRestaurant and Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights in a Superior Room Lakeside, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.

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Rotorua / SIGHTSEEING

Mount Tarawera Heli Flight – Exclusive to HELiPRO Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight and land on the site of the largest volcanic eruption in New Zealand’s recent history. The volcano is currently dormant and visitors can view the dramatically altered landscapes on a 40 minute flight from Rotorua or Taupo.

Come up close and see the devastation caused by the eruption of Mount Tarawera over 100 years ago. It is perfectly safe. Scientists measure volcanic activity, keeping an eye on the restless earth for signs of the next eruption. Luckily, these can be easily and accurately predicted nowadays.

Land on the summit of sacred Mount Tarawera and try to comprehend the earth forces which created this awe inspiring volcanic icon. Unobstructed views of the volcano’s magnificent craters, domes and the Lakes District can be seen from the summit. Complimented with informative commentary, this is much more than a flight. It is an experience to remember.

Departs: Rotorua and Taupo daily (on demand). Duration: 40-minute flight plus transfer time. Includes: Hotel transfers from Rotorua hotels.

Rotorua is situated close to the place where great tectonic plates meet; the land has been moving here for thousands of years and continues to do so. Deep in Tarawera Mountain the pressure builds. This majestic mountain merely sleeps.

Rotorua City Sights Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua’s iconic attractions. Visit Te Puia, for Maori culture, geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park showcasing native flora and fauna and be entertained at the Agrodome for a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials. Departs: Daily. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and entry fees. PRICE GUIDE: $

Hobbiton Tour Attention Lord of the Rings fans! Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque, private farmland near Matamata on the North Island of New Zealand. Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy and the new 'The Hobbit' Trilogy, on a fascinating guided tour. Departs: Daily, times vary. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Rainbow Springs Mitai Combo This exciting evening combo combines a memorable Maori cultural experience with the Rainbow Springs Beauty by Night. The opening, provided by the Mitai Maori Cultural Group, is one of the many highlights of the experience. It features Maori warriors paddling down Wai-o-whiro stream by waka (war canoe), followed by a Maori cultural performance, topped with a succulent hangi meal, tranquil bush walk, glowworm viewing and a visit to sacred Fairy Spring. Visitors walk through the bush to Rainbow Springs to experience Beauty by Night. Your guided tour through the park showcases the flora and wildlife at night including a walk-through an outdoor kiwi enclosure. A special, magical time is guaranteed. Departs: Daily. Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, dinner, guided kiwi walk and entry fees.

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Tamaki Maori Village

This is an authentic cultural experience including a groundcooked hangi meal, cultural performance and guided bush walk. The unique experience incorporates a Waka warrior canoe pass by, glowworms and the sacred Fairy Springs. Departs: Daily. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and dinner.

Share in the ancient ceremony of welcome before entering the pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. The village comes alive with sights, sounds and activity of days gone by. Enjoy a powerful cultural performance and then dine on the mouth-watering hangi buffet feast and dessert. Departs: Daily. Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, dinner and entry fee.

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Taupo Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake, sits in the caldera of a volcanic eruption. Peaceful and picturesque yet with intriguing thermal hot spots and plenty of activity options, Taupo attracts discerning travelers from around the world. LUXE

Huka Lodge Huka Lodge is nestled amongst 17 acres of mature and manicured gardens on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, upstream from the Huka Falls. This iconic New Zealand retreat is consistently ranked amongst the very finest in the world, with its reputation and many awards richly deserved. Every detail has been considered and service is both solicitous and seamless. Gourmet cuisine and private dining venues, both indoors and outdoors are truly sublime and intentionally romantic. All 18 guest rooms and suites and the two private cottages enjoy views of the hypnotic and powerful deep turquoise-green waters flowing by. The Owner’s Cottage and its companion the Alan Pye Cottage present the ultimate Huka Lodge experience. Two of the world’s most exclusive private hideaways, they offer total independence and privacy as well as all the Lodge’s amenities. Includes: Pre-dinner drinks, 5-course dinner, breakfast, use of lodge facilities and round-trip transfers from Taupo Airport.

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Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo boasts a spellbinding location right on the foreshore of Lake Taupo with uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountain scenery. With 51 guest rooms including suites and deluxe spa bath units, you will step from your room to the beach or your private balcony. The hotel is luxuriously furnished with an ambiance and art collection to delight all visitors. Hotel facilities include complimentary on-site parking, a tennis court, gym, heated swimming pool, sauna, and the unique 'grotto' plunge pool.

Totally Taupo Combo – Cruise, Heli, Jet boat

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Start the day with a scenic cruise on Lake Taupo to view the Maori rock carvings on-board the Chris Jolly cruise catamaran.

jet boat ride with Hukafalls Jet will excite as you slide past cliffs and trees at an incredible 50 mph before reaching the base of the Huka Falls.

On arrival back at the Taupo Marina, your HELiPRO helicopter awaits to give you a 12-minute scenic flight over the geothermal areas of Craters of The Moon, the Maori rock carvings and the Huka Falls before landing at the Hukafalls Jet base. A 30-minute

Departs: Daily 10.30am and 1.30pm. Duration: Allow 3 hours. Includes: Scenic cruise, 30-minute jet boat ride, food and drinks and helicopter flight. PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Hawke's Bay New Zealand's second largest wine producing region offers food and wine markets, award-winning restaurants and vineyards, as well as the inspiring art deco city of Napier. LUXE

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pasture land in Hawke’s Bay, affording spectacular 180° views of the Pacific Ocean, the luxury lodge buildings at Cape Kidnappers are suggestive of a working farm. Combining rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture, the 22 suites and a four-bedroom Owner's Cottage offer luxury accommodation. The main lodge living and dining spaces are welcoming with roaring open fires, contemporary art and stylish design, and guests also enjoy the wine cellar with tasting room. Includes: Pre-dinner drinks with hors d'oeuvres, 3-course à la carte dinner, breakfast, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments. Lodge facilities include a computer room, gymnasium, heated infinity pool, jacuzzi, cabana, mountain bikes and walking trails.

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The Crown Hotel Napier Set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri, The Crown Hotel offers boutique accommodation with 43 guest rooms and suites. Choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel, modern contemporary rooms overlooking the ocean or the two and three-bedroom luxury apartments. Enjoy complimentary undercover car parking, daily newspaper, laundry facilities and fitness center. Other features include WiFi and high speed internet, the Globe Theatrette – 45 seat cinema and Milk & Honey Restaurant. Relax and indulge at a boutique hotel with timeless charm and genuine personalized service.

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Scenic Hotel Te Pania 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. A fresh, contemporary-style hotel, Scenic Hotel Te Pania is just a short stroll from Napier’s main art deco street. The hotel offers 109 superior rooms and suites. All rooms face out to the Bay with floor to ceiling sliding windows. Each room includes Sky TV, high-speed internet access, mini-bar and fridge.

Art Deco Guided Walk Experience

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Hawkes Bay Wine Tour

Nowhere else can you hear the stories of a city’s rebirth and see the variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930's jazz age in such a concentrated area. Your local volunteer guide brings history to life as you take an easy stroll through Art Deco Napier. Departs: The Art Deco Centre daily at 2.30pm. Duration: 2 hours. Other tour options include the Deco Bus tour and the Vintage Deco Car tour.

Hawke’s Bay is known as 'Wine Country', so why not join an expert wine and sightseeing tour. Sample four to six wines at each award-winning winery. An informative and entertaining tour. Departs: 10am. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments and lunch at a winery.

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Museum Art Hotel Located opposite Te Papa, the vibrant Wellington waterfront and close to the capital’s bustling entertainment precinct Courtenay Place, Museum Art Hotel provides fantastic harbor views whilst being in the heart of the city. The hotel is within walking distance of diverse shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife. 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, wellequipped fitness center and day spa.

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Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay If location is everything, then the Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay has it all. The hotel overlooks one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, and offers one of the most luxurious accommodation experiences in Wellington. All rooms are enhanced by colors capturing the natural beauty of the nearby ocean and landscape. Enjoy the stunning harbor views from One80° Restaurant, or relax at the heated indoor pool.

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Mercure Wellington Located in a prime location at the top of The Terrace, Mercure Wellington 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 Standard 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 taste buds. Be sure to relax in Lobby Bar where you can choose from an extensive beverage menu. Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid: Apr 1, 14 – Aug 31, 14.†

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Wellington to Picton, Interislander Interislander travels the Cook Strait between Wellington on the North Island and Picton on the South Island and is known as one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. Journey through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton on a three hour cruise. With up to 11 sailings a day, there is a wide choice of travel times when booked in advance. The many facilities provide comfort and convenience on-board. Enjoy a meal with a drink, catch the latest movie release or stroll on the deck and take in the views. For a small surcharge, upgrade to the Premium Plus Lounge, and enjoy the crossing with all food and beverage included, beer and wine as well. Relax with WiFi, comfortable seating, newspapers, with no children under 18 permitted.

Wild Wellington Tour Discover Wellington’s extraordinary natural features and contrasts and take an exciting 4WD journey over rock beachfront and around craggy headlands to visit a captivating colony of fur seals, sprawled over the rust-colored rocks that give Red Rocks its name. You will see the Tasman Sea meet the Pacific Ocean, the tumultuous waters of Cook Strait, and the distant mountain ranges of the south. Walk through bush to see endangered birds, the kaka, kiwi, saddleback, and bellbird which are regenerating in the native forest. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, knowledgeable guide and lunch.

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Half-Day Film Locations Tour Wellington is production central for the creation of 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy and 'The Hobbit' Trilogy films. Take a personal small group tour of the sites used for these films and learn about the creative techniques that made these blockbusters. Full-day tour available including lunch. Departs: Daily at 9am and 1.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel or airport transfers and refreshments. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Wharekauhau Country Estate Recapturing the gracious lifestyle of a bygone era, Wharekauhau Country Estate is a luxury lodge with award-winning style situated on a 5,000 acre working farm not far from Wellington. Framed by the Rimutaka Ranges to the west and Palliser Bay to the east, the Lodge is surrounded by ancient, native forest, spectacular beaches, bountiful rivers, and tranquil lakes facilitating a veritable smorgasbord of outdoor activities. The main lodge is built along the lines of an Edwardian country mansion. Inside the antique furniture captures the grandeur of yesteryear, yet the atmosphere is cozy and intimate. Dotted throughout the extensive grounds are 18 sumptuously furnished guest cottages, each within 164 yards of the main lodge but offering complete privacy with magnificent ocean views. Features include super king size bed heated marble floors and a double spa bath. Includes: Pre-dinner drinks & canapes, 4-course dinner and breakfast.

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Peppers Parehua Just an hour by road from Wellington is the world-famous wine-growing region of Wairarapa. With its vineyards and rolling green hills on the rugged New Zealand coast, it's a jewel in the charming historic village of Martinborough. On the outskirts of this is Peppers Parehua Martinborough, a meticulous sprawling country estate, with large sweeping gardens and panoramic views. Open the door to your own luxurious and private haven. Exclusive suites, cottages and villas overlook lush fields, a private willow-fringed lake and the nearby Tararua ranges. Each accommodation has been thoughtfully positioned to provide privacy and views. Your heart will tell you that you are somewhere completely special, staying in a place that truly romances the soul. Exclusively for guests enjoyment, the Pavilion is set apart and surrounded by trees and lawn. It features a restaurant, bar and relaxation area and is a popular place to unwind. Each night the Pavilion hosts the Martinborough Degustation dinner offering the best of New Zealand with an emphasis on matching Martinborough's finest wines. In the morning stroll across to the Pavilion for a delicious breakfast. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Martinborough Wine Tour

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Indulge in a day tasting some of New Zealand's leading wines and enjoying the specialist knowledge of some of Wairarapa's leading wine makers.

Murdoch James, Te Kairanga, Palliser, Muirlea Rise and Tirohana. Option available to visit the olive processing estate.

In the heart of the Wairarapa wine region between a rugged coastline and bush-clad hills, are Martinborough's boutique wineries, internationally renowned for pinot noir. This tour includes tastings at award-winning boutique wineries, such as

Departs: Daily at 9.30am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, entry fees, wine tastings and lunch at a vineyard. PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Marlborough, South Island The South Island of New Zealand showcases some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. On arrival from the Cook Strait, Marlborough Sounds sets the scene, with its rugged mountain ranges, intricate waterways, and fertile plains basking in almost year-round sunshine. Nelson, west of Marlborough, is one of New Zealand's most 'livable' cities - creative, thriving, with a pleasant climate. Conditions are just right for the perfect sauvignon blanc, and an enchanting vacation.

Bay of Many Coves Resort

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There is a place in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand’s famous wine growing region, where lush green hills kiss azure blue waters and a uniquely tranquil and restful sanctuary awaits. Bay of Many Coves Resort is a luxurious retreat offering spacious hillside apartments with an uninterrupted vista of coastline and native bush-clad hills from private balconies. The restaurant’s irresistible cuisine reflects the region's finest harvest, from succulent seafood to delicious olives and fruits and, naturally, the very best hand-selected wines. Watch the sun set across the bay and the moon as it sails above the distant hills. On cooler nights, nestle in by the open fire with a glass of Marlborough’s finest and a dining experience you will never forget. Take relaxation even further by indulging in a massage with the resident therapist, or enjoy the swimming pool or cedar spa. This exclusive picture-postcard retreat presents an extraordinary playground for sailing, fishing, walking and kayaking, in an unspoiled natural environment that is absolutely world-class. An excellent destination for discerning travelers.

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Scenic Hotel Marlborough Scenic Hotel Marlborough brings a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to the heart of Marlborough wine country. A recent multi-million-dollar renovation has upgraded the comfort and style of this attractive and contemporary property. The hotel is conveniently located just a short walk from the center of Blenheim and 20 minutes’ drive to the Interisland 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. Facilities include the heated outdoor pool (Oct-Apr) and Seymours Restaurant and Bar.

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Cambria House, Nelson Cambria House is a bed and breakfast located in a quiet part of town, and within easy walking distance to Nelson’s top cafés and restaurants. This restored colonial villa with modern facilities, gracious ambiance, and Victorian charm combining style, luxury and service. You will awaken refreshed to the sound of song birds, and a gourmet breakfast featuring Nelson’s abundant fresh produce. All rooms are on the ground floor and offer complimentary WiFi.

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Rutherford Hotel Nelson – A Heritage Hotel Situated in the center of the country’s sunshine capital, Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers a high standard of space and comfort with a range of fully refurbished rooms and suites. Extensive dining options include Oceano Restaurant serving the best local seafood and Miyazu Restaurant for an authentic Japanese experience. Guest facilities include a well-equipped gym, sauna and outdoor swimming pool. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, receive an upgrade to the next room category. Valid Jun 1- Aug 30, 14.

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Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Surrounded by well-kept gardens, this hotel is pleasantly positioned just 15 minutes drive from the heart of Nelson. Featuring 85 rooms, the hotel boasts boutique hotel rooms plus elegant self-contained one and two-bedroom cottages and one-bedroom studio apartments, an outdoor solar-heated pool and gym. Each cottage is uniquely furnished and opens onto the green, the stream, or your own private courtyard. Rooms feature elegant furnishings and superior comfort with views of cottage gardens and Nelson’s mountain range or the Waimea Inlet. Indulge in The Orangerie restaurant’s Mediterranean courtyard overlooking Waimea Estuary and the mountains and beyond.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30. 14.

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Greenshell Mussel Cruise

Nelson's blend of climate and landscape has produced ideal grape growing conditions for elegant pinot noirs, chardonnays, sauvignon blancs, rieslings and pinot gris. Experience wine, food, olive oils and preserves, all presented with passion. Fullday tour with lunch available. Departs: Daily on demand at 12pm (Dec-Mar). Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Take in the natural beauty of this stunning environment; learn about the history of the Marlborough Sounds and the pioneering families who have settled here. Visit a Greenshell Mussel Farm where your launch captain will explain how and why this delicacy grows so well in the Marlborough Sounds. Departs: Daily at 1.30pm. Duration: 3 Hours. Includes: Seafood and wine.

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Seafood Odyssea Cruise Wonderful Marlborough seafood, award-winning Marlborough wine and the stunning Marlborough Sounds – a perfect combination for an afternoon cruise in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the area with seemingly endless bays and coves to explore, and different scenery around each corner. Visit a New Zealand king salmon farm, and enjoy a wonderful seafood tasting on board, matched to a glass of award-winning Marlborough www.duatravel.com

sauvignon blanc. This is the perfect way to enjoy the Marlborough Sound or use the cruise as the perfect way to get to Bay of Many Coves Resort. Departs: Picton Marina daily at 1.30pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Seafood and wine.

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Abel Tasman National Park New Zealand's smallest National Park is perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure. You will love the mix of kayaking turquoise waters and hiking, contrasted with sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. Stonefly Lodge Stonefly Lodge is situated on 150 acres of private forest on the banks of the Motueka River, only 50 minutes' drive from Nelson. The luxury lodge is centrally located between three spectacular National Parks, making it an ideal base from which to explore the Nelson region. Operating on alternative energy sources, complete with library, a snooker table, and the "Matai Bar", guests have the ideal setting to relax after an exciting day's fly fishing or exploring the local region. Four stunning, upstairs guest rooms come complete with private balconies overlooking Motueka River. Includes: Breakfast, pre-dinner canapĂŠs and a 3-course dinner daily.

Kayak, Seals & Walk Day Trip For a taste of everything the Abel Tasman National Park has to offer, join a tour with Wilsons. Explore the protected beaches and spectacular granite sculptures of the southern coast with an easy guided sea kayak. Travel deeper into the Abel Tasman National Park and explore the secrets of forest-fringed golden sandy bays for an enchanting walk. View New

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Zealand fur seals as the Vista Cruise pauses at Tonga Island Marine Reserve with its resident seal colony. Self-drive option available. Departs: Nelson daily (Oct 20 - Apr 18). Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, two hours' guided sea kayaking, scenic cruise and unguided walk. PRICE GUIDE: $

New Zealand's finest coastal National Park is waiting for you. Choose how much walking or kayaking you want to do. Be welcomed at beachfront lodges within the Park: Torrent Bay Lodge and Meadowbank Homestead – Awaroa. Expert guides help design each day to suit you. Enjoy inspired meals featuring local specialties. Take a stroll under the stars, be lulled to sleep by waves lapping

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golden sands. Awake to birdsong and breakfast overlooking the sea. Share the Wilson family's eight generations of experience in the region. Departs: South: Mon, Fri, Sat and Sun. North; Wed. Duration: 3 days. Includes: Two nights' accommodation, meals, kayak equipment and transfers from Nelson or Motueka. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 1,338

Abel Tasman Day Pass For those unable to decide on an adventure, or seeking independence, select a single day Pass that allows you to choose any cruise and walk option the day before you travel to the park. Board the Vista cruising catamaran and sit back in the open or enclosed viewing decks to enjoy amazing views from comfortable seating. Take the time to relax as you discover golden sand beaches, lush native forest and panoramic coastal vistas along the Abel Tasman Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Coast Track. Discover the diverse native forest idyllic beaches and picturesque inlets on extended walks. Your flexible day pass offers a selection of walks if you disembark, or three to eight hours' cruising should you stay on board. Departs: Daily. Duration: 3-8 hours. Includes: Round-trip cruise. PRICE GUIDE: $

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The 150-year-old Homestead houses character rooms such as the library, lounge, bar and evening dining rooms. Thirteen guest rooms spread through the lodge, chalet and cottage boast panoramic views of lakes, rivers or rugged mountains. Meals feature superb New Zealand produce and may include farm-raised venison, lamb and salmon or regional delicacies in season. Carefully trained staff embody traditional southern hospitality and are well-informed about the region and all it offers. From the lodge, enjoy horseback riding, walking, kayaking, mountain biking, clay bird shooting, fly-fishing or farm activities. Relax and rejuvenate in the Mountain Spa or by the heated outdoor pool. Includes: Breakfast, pre-dinner wine tasting and canapĂŠs, 4-course dinner and home-baked cookies, tea and coffee available anytime.

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, near Kaikoura Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses were built to give guests a great night's sleep in one the most beautiful places in the world. Located seven miles north of the world renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura, Hapuku Lodge 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, Hapuku is composed of four luxury lodge suites, the Olive House suite and five luxury Tree Houses built in the canopy of a native Manuka grove. All rooms feature custom designed, hand-crafted furniture, tailor-made beds and mattresses, European style bathrooms with heated towel rails and floors and rain drop showerheads. The Tree Houses also have large spa baths and fireplaces and the lodge suites have Japanese soaking tubs. Breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains and surf washed coastlines are seen from all rooms. The chefs strive to take advantage of seasonal ingredients, sourced whenever possible from local organic farmers. On-site facilities include guest restaurant, 50-foot solar heated lap pool, pool house, guest change room/rainforest shower, in-house spa treatment and mountain bikes. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily.

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The George, Christchurch The George is a luxury boutique hotel set beside the beautiful Hagley Park and Avon river in the heart of Christchurch. Offering 53 chic and stylish rooms, two award-winning restaurants and a guest to staff ratio of one-to-one ensuring an attentive and welcoming stay. Nestled quietly beside the park, The George is just steps to the cultural attractions of museums, punting on Avon, the art gallery, botanical gardens, casino, golf course, boutique shopping and a myriad of new cafés and restaurants. Complimentary WiFi, bikes, off-site gym and parking are also available.

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The Chateau on the Park, Christchurch Nestled in five acres of beautiful gardens, The Chateau on the Park is a 192 room hotel located opposite Hagley Park. Guest rooms and suites provide both space and comfort with most enjoying garden views. This is a delightful base for your Canterbury stay. The award-winning restaurant, Garden Court Brasserie, is located within the very heart of the hotel and overlooks the moat. The Den Bar, also overlooking the moat, features dark wood paneling, welcome warmth of an open fire and cozy booths. A complimentary shuttle service to and from Riccarton is available.

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Heritage Christchurch Heritage Christchurch’s Old Government Building is a beautifully restored, century old, iconic building, offering a unique hotel experience. The opulence of an Italian High Renaissance Palazzo awaits you at the Heritage Christchurch. The hotel comprises of self-contained suites with lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities. Hotel facilities include a heated indoor lap pool, spa pool, sauna and Madisons’ Restaurant. Heritage Christchurch is located on Cathedral Square within easy walking distance of Hagley Park.

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Heritage Hanmer Springs, North Canterbury This historic landmark building has been lovingly restored to its former glory, and is surrounded by immaculately landscaped gardens, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, in the center of Hanmer Springs township. The historic Hanmer Lodge building accommodation includes spacious hotel rooms and garden rooms, plus self-contained threebedroom villas with full kitchen, laundry and garage. Guests can relax in the gazebo or on the tennis and petanque courts, in the outdoor swimming pool or at the renowned Thermal Pools and Spa across the road.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights, receive a room upgrade. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport is located just 800 yards from the airport, making it the ideal place to stay upon arrival or before departure from Christchurch. This is very convenient for guests who are arriving late or departing early. The hotel‘s 208 well-appointed guest rooms, restaurant and bar ensure that your stay is very comfortable. Guests also benefit from complimentary airport transfers and parking.

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The Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook Positioned in a World Heritage wilderness playground, and a Kiwi icon since 1884, The Hermitage Hotel is an elegant property surrounded by the silent splendor of the Southern Alps and within arm’s reach of the majestic Aoraki Mount Cook. The main Hermitage Hotel has 162 well-appointed rooms, equipped with a fine array of modern conveniences for a comfortable stay. Guests staying in the Motel or Chalet units can use the courtesy shuttle service between to the main hotel complex. Providing a unique and inspiring atmosphere, the Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Café and Bar specializes in classic Kiwi fare with a modern twist. Curl up and relax in front of an open log-fire at the Snowline Bar or enjoy a drink, pub meal, game of pool and big screen TV at the Chamois Bar.

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Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook This coach tour takes you from Christchurch to Queenstown, through diverse farmland via Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and then on to New Zealand’s tallest mountain Aoraki, known as Mount Cook. At Mount Cook, enjoy the spectacular scenery but remember that there is also time for an optional scenic flight (weather permitting, own expense),

before continuing on to New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown. This is an ideal way of journeying from Christchurch to Queenstown where you will arrive in the early evening. Departs: Daily at 7:30am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Whale Watch Kaikoura Kaikoura is overlooked by majestic mountains, snow-capped for many months of the year with the magic continuing offshore. A deep undersea canyon combines with unusual sea currents to attract an extraordinary abundance of marine life, not least the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic dusky dolphins. Travel through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury to Kaikoura where you will be transferred

to your whale-watching tour by boat or light aircraft, the choice is yours. Visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. Your day continues with a stop at a winery in the Waipara Wine Valley for wine tasting en route back to Christchurch. Departs: Daily at 7.30am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Hanmer Springs Day Tour Visit the naturally picturesque and tranquil setting of Hanmer Springs nestled in a valley surrounded by a superb expanse of mountains and forest-clad hills. Enjoy the excitement of jet boating at Thrillseekers Canyon, visit a working sheep farm and in Hanmer Springs drive up Jacks Pass into the mountains overlooking the Hanmer Plateau or explore the village. End the day by relaxing in the hot thermal pools found in the center of the village.

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As an alternative to jet boating, a therapeutic massage is available for relaxation. Departs: Daily at 8.30am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch, farm tour, hot pools and choice of either Jet boat ride or 30-minute neck and back massage. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Arthur's Pass & TranzAlpine Train Tour

Enjoy a scenic drive across the crater rim of an extinct volcano before reaching the French village of Akaroa for a harbor cruise or dolphin swim. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning seaside bistro and explore the historic village before returning to Christchurch via Barry's Bay cheese factory. Departs: Daily at 8.30am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

This tour commences with the TranzAlpine train to Arthur's Pass traveling across the Canterbury Plains. Explore Arthur's Pass National Park with short walks into the alpine beech forest, see waterfalls, or search for the rare kea parrot. Enjoy lunch at high country pub, returning via Castle Rocks. Departs: Daily at 7.30am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

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West Coast From Canterbury's Arthur's Pass to the West Coast's mountain peaks and glaciers, this region is breathtakingly diverse and dramatic. Glacier walks, caving, kayaking and scenic flights abound. Kapitea Ridge Kapitea Ridge is an intimate, stylish, luxury boutique lodge which provides a welcoming base for exploring the West Coast. Located between Hokitika and Greymouth, the lodge lies amongst 20 acres of prime coastal land with panoramic views over wild beaches and indigenous rainforest. Guest accommodation is homely and relaxing with beautiful views and furnishings inspired by the colors of the landscape. Gourmet breakfast is served in the lounge, garden conservatory or alfresco. Relax as the sun goes down, in convivial style with fellow guests, indoors or around the outdoor stone fire.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Breakers Boutique Accommodation, Greymouth An absolute beachfront retreat, Breakers is located on two acres of native bush and landscaped gardens and is positioned overlooking the Tasman Sea between Punakaiki and Greymouth on the Great Coast Road. Each of the four guest rooms has an en suite bathroom, balcony access and fantastic sea views. Enjoy direct beach access from the property to secluded Nine Mile Beach. Breakers offers complimentary WiFi, daily breakfast and alfresco or in-room dining with friendly informative New Zealand-born hosts. Come share this little slice of paradise.

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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki Discover spectacular beaches and untouched rainforests between pristine lakes and rivers draining from the snow-capped Southern Alps, just an hours drive south of Fox Glacier. Few places on earth match the natural setting of Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, featuring 24 Rainforest rooms and four Luxury River View rooms on the Moeraki River and Rapids. Guides will introduce you to Fiordland crested penguins (Aug-Dec), unique bird life and primeval forests. There are 12 miles of forest, river and seacoast walking tracks to explore and canoes in front of your room plus gourmet food and wine.

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Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, guided nature and wilderness activities including rainforest and bird watching hikes, river or lake canoe instruction and night sky and glowworm walks.

Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass Nestled in mountain beech forest and surrounded by the Southern Alps, Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass offers comfort and warm hospitality in a 6,000 acre nature reserve and high country merino sheep station. The lodge has 20 Mountain View rooms and four luxurious Alpine Spa Lodges. Enjoy gourmet food and an extensive wine selection. Adventures vary to suit guests interests, weather and wildlife. Walk from your room into a natural paradise of beech forest, moss-lined streams and lakes or try mustering or shearing merino sheep with the resident lodge ecologist or farm manager. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, guided nature and farm activities, nature trails and self-guided nature walks. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier An exclusive luxury hotel experience at Franz Josef Glacier, the newly developed Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a stunning, unique lodge-style hotel and the only luxury property of its kind in the area. Guest rooms have been designed with both comfort and environmental preservation in mind, and features include a pillow menu, luxurious bed linen, deluxe soundproofing technology between rooms, as well as a private balcony or courtyard. Dining is among the trees in The Canopy restaurant, with quality local cuisine and a 5-course degustation option on the menu.

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58 on the Cron Motel, Franz Josef Set within Franz Josef Glacier's beautiful native rainforest but just a five minute walk to the town center and across from the new Glacier Hot Pool Complex. The Motel is architecturally designed for the discerning traveler and each unit is fully-equipped. Relax and enjoy the kereru, tui's, kea and other native bird's that visit the garden. At night you can hear the tree frog's whistling in the rainforest and the local kea population squawking when they head into town as it becomes cold in the Alpine forest areas.

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Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier is nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps on the West Coast of New Zealand. The hotel provides luxury, privacy and location, whilst being a short stroll to Fox Glacier village. After a day of sightseeing, escape into the luxury of your spacious and beautifully appointed king or twin bedroom and breathe in the fresh alpine air from your own balcony. Relax and relive your day's activities in the upstairs guest lounge either in front of the roaring fireplace or whilst taking in the expansive views.

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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Set in a superb alpine location, the recently refurbished Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier consists of two wings, each with its own charm and atmosphere. 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, mini-bar, fridge and internet access.

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Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

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Fox Trot Half-Day Glacier Walk

After an exciting scenic flight, land high up on the glacier and undertake a two hour guided hike amongst some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery available. Departs: Daily in winter. Duration: Up to 3 hours with up to 2 hours on the glacier. Includes: Helicopter flight, guided glacier walk and entry into the Glacier Hot Pools.

Get kitted out before driving into the glacial valley. Hike to the glacier terminus to start the thrilling ascent. Walk 30 minutes uphill before you reach the edge of the ice, than enjoy an exciting hour on the glacier, exploring its features with your guide. Departs: Daily except Dec 25. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Transport, cold weather gear and walking pole.

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Remarkables Lodge In a stunning rural setting at the base of the Remarkables Mountains, with uninterrupted views of this magnificent mile-high mountain range, this delightful country estate lodge has great character and charm. The lodge's mature grounds boast a variety of fruit trees, providing ingredients for preserves, as well as shady seating areas to relax and enjoy the view. The gardens are overlooked by a spa area incorporating sauna and hydrotherapy spa, opening onto a swimming pool and tennis court and, for the cooler evenings, an outside fireplace. A warm welcome, impeccable service and a relaxing environment await.

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Azur luxury lodge is set amongst more than three acres of native bushland in a private and secluded part of Queenstown, only a five minute drive from the town center by complimentary transfer. Azur is renowned for personalized, friendly and professional service and welcomes guests arriving by air personally at the airport.

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Matakauri Lodge Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu just seven minutes from Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge offers views of the Remarkable, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. The main lodge consists of spacious lounge, dining and living areas and offers a range of indoor and outdoor dining options including private dining. Facilities include a full service luxury spa, pool with spa and a fully-equipped fitness center. Eight luxurious outlying cottages and three sumptuous suites located in the main lodge feature a private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom.

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Includes: Pre-dinner drinks with hors d’oeuvres, breakfast and dinner daily, mini-bar with domestic beers (excludes wine and liquor) and use of lodge facilities (spa treatments additional).

Browns Boutique Hotel Superbly situated in the heart of Queenstown in a quiet, secluded location overlooking the town, Browns Boutique Hotel has stunning lake and mountain views. Just two minutes' walk to the shops and restaurants, this stylish, 10-room European-inspired boutique hotel with its spacious guest rooms combines an intimate, timeless feel with genuine New Zealand hospitality. All rooms feature a balcony with stunning views, beautiful décor and free WiFi. Your breakfast is served in the dining room or the outdoor patio with a dramatic alpine backdrop of the town and the Remarkables mountain range.

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Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of New Zealand’s premier four season, lake and alpine resort. The hotel offers exceptional and genuine, warm and personalized service with 82 opulent and stylish deluxe rooms, suites and penthouses, plus two levels of restaurants, bars and boutique retail. Complement the exclusive experience with Sofitel’s very own luxury day spa – LeSpa at Sofitel. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - May 31, 14.

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The Rees Hotel Queenstown Showcasing panoramic lake and alpine views, The Rees Hotel is a sophisticated five star hotel on the shores of Lake Wakatipu offering a variety of spacious accommodation options including hotel rooms and apartments, all with private balconies taking advantage of the spectacular views. The unique features at The Rees Hotel include a fine dining restaurant with an award winning chef, an extensive Wine Spectator awarded wine cellar, spa treatment room, courtesy shuttle to/from Queenstown town centre, free Wi-Fi, conference facilities, gymnasium, observatory and private jetty. Quiet, private and sophisticated, The Rees Hotel epitomises southern hospitality at its finest.

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Hotel St. Moritz Boasting dramatic lake and mountain vistas, the alpine lodge-style design of Hotel St Moritz befits its setting. From the sweeping entrance with its enormous stone fireplace, to the contemporary art works on every floor, Hotel St Moritz epitomizes style and glamor. Rooms and apartment-style suites are each handsomely appointed, cleverly blending timeless classics with modern essentials. Panoramic views across lake and mountains are available in both rooms and apartments. Superbly located, Hotel St Moritz is just two minutes' walk from the town’s vibrant dining and shopping precinct. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive Continental breakfast daily. Valid May 1 - Jun 30, 14. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Peppers Beacon Queenstown Situated on the pristine shores of Lake Wakatipu, with superb lake and mountain views, Peppers Beacon Queenstown is a short, five minute stroll to Queenstown’s center. The hotel offers stylish guest rooms, two and three-bedroom suites and four-bedroom penthouses. Facilities include a breakfast lounge, sauna and spa and gym. Breakfast is available in the restaurant and you can prepare your own barbecue lunch or dinner in the manicured hotel courtyard or choose from over 100 fine dining or casual restaurants, cafés and bars in Queenstown for a different dining experience each day.

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Crowne Plaza Queenstown Overlooking stunning Lake Wakatipu with its majestic mountain backdrop, Crowne Plaza Queenstown offers contemporary and stylish premium accommodation in an ideal location, close to shops, restaurants and attractions. This is a chic, contemporary resort hotel, with quality furnishings and amenities including valet car parking, ski drying room, gym, business center, WiFi throughout and 24-hour room service. The majority of rooms have a private balcony overlooking the lake and mountains and all have luxurious bedding.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive a Skyline Gondola ride ticket. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 30, 14.

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront The Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront is conveniently located within walking distance of the center of town and just a few minutes’ stroll from picturesque Lake Wakatipu. The hotel blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly, personalized service. Choose from 240 guest rooms including six suites and over 60 rooms that have views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, some featuring balconies or courtyards. Comfort and convenience are the hallmark of this welcoming hotel.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

Heritage Queenstown Heritage Queenstown is an award-winning European style alpine lodge with stunning lake and mountain views. The hotel is located a short distance from the town center. Newly refurbished guest rooms and suites are equipped with kitchens and open plan living/dining areas. Relax after a day of sightseeing or winter days on the ski fields in the resort style facilities including heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, and spa. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 25, 14.

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Novotel Queenstown Lakeside In one of the best positions in Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is close to the town center and next to Lake Wakatipu with a beautiful mountain backdrop. The hotel combines its excellent location with a contemporary interior, comfortable furnishings and good facilities. Boasting 273 guest rooms, a restaurant, café, bar and proximity to key attractions, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is a convenient base for experiencing Queenstown. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 30, 14.†

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Queenstown & Te Anau / ACCOMMODATION

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown boasts breathtaking views over the lake and surrounding mountains. Just a five minute flat walk along the lake front to the center of town, the resort offers 255 rooms, almost all with spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkables. Enjoy contemporary New Zealand favorites for breakfast and dinner at Ben Lomond Restaurant while taking in the panoramic views. Socialize in an elegant environment at Fireside Lounge Bar, or take in the views from the outdoor deck.

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FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 13 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 30, 14.†

Mercure Queenstown Resort With a unique vantage point offering majestic views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables, the Mercure Queenstown Resort is the perfect base from which to explore the region. An authentic alpine retreat with a seasonal swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, gym, sports storage room and free car parking. Mercure Queenstown Resort offers 148 spacious accommodation rooms featuring spectacular Lake or Garden views and is a perfect location from which to enjoy all that Queenstown has to offer.

STANDARD Map Reference: 14 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive an NZ$25 Food & Beverage credit during your stay. Valid Apr 1, 14 – Mar 31, 15

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas is surrounded by colorful gardens and set on the shore of picturesque Lake Te Anau, a short stroll from the Te Anau town center. The 112 modern and well-appointed rooms and villas offer stunning lake or garden views, some with balconies. You will taste impressive South Island cuisine in the MacKinnon Room Restaurant and enjoy uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau from The Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace. After a day sightseeing, guests can relax and unwind in the outdoor heated swimming pool, spa and sauna.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau Distinction Luxmore Hotel, conveniently located in the center of Te Anau, offers guests a wide range of refurbished accommodation. With its modern décor and Fiordland themed colors, your stay will be comfortable and enjoyable. Distinction Luxmore Hotel has three restaurants for you to choose from. Hilights Restaurant is known for its excellent buffet breakfast and delicious carvery buffet dinner. Mercado's provides Tapas styled New Zealand cuisine, and Bailiez Café offers guests a café style menu and the opportunity to relax by the fire at the end of the day. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

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STANDARD PRICE GUIDE: $


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SIGHTSEEING / Queenstown & Te Anau

Awesome Foursome Nevis A popular Queenstown adventure, the Awesome Foursome includes a high speed jetboat ride on the Shotover River Canyon with Shotover Jet, the ultimate 440 foot bungy jump from The AJ Hackett Nevis Highwire, a spectacular helicopter flight over Skippers Canyon and whitewater rafting down the Shotover River. Kawarau bungy option is also available. Departs: The Station Information Centre daily at 8am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Transfers between attractions, AJ Hackett Nevis Highwire Bungy Jump, Jetboat the Shotover River Canyon with Shotover Jet, spectacular helicopter flight over Skippers Canyon, whitewater rafting down the Shotover River, hot shower and sauna.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Boutique Wine Tour

World-famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over three million people since 1970 and now it’s your turn! Take a unique, breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for the famous full 360˚ spins and more. Located only 10 minutes from Queenstown, Shotover Jet operates on the Shotover River, the richest gold-bearing river in New Zealand, and is the only company permitted to operate within its spectacular canyons. Departs: Daily every 15-minutes. Duration: 1-1.5 hours roundtrip from Queenstown and including a 25 minute jet boat ride. Includes: Transfers from The Station Information Centre, spray and life jackets.

PRICE GUIDE: $

TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak

Discover the vineyards of Central Otago on this small group tour, tasting a selection of the region’s fine wines with a delightful platter lunch and visit to historic Old Cromwell Town. A full-day Gourmet Tour and Exclusive Tour are also available. Departs: Daily at 12 noon. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Specialist wine guide, wine tastings and gourmet lunch platter.

Enjoy a scenic lake cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm on-board the historic steamship TSS Earnslaw. Settle on the terrace for a barbecue lunch, visit farm animals and watch the sheep shearing demonstration. Departs: Daily from the Steamer Wharf at 10am (Oct-Apr), 12pm and 2pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Barbecue lunch and farm tour.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Glowworm Caves

Dart River Wilderness Safaris

Cruise across stunning Lake Te Anau to join your specialist nature guide. Explore the underground caves by path and small boat into a world of rock formations, fossils, whirlpools and waterfalls to see the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms. Departs: Daily at 2pm and 7pm. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Lake cruise, glowworm cave tour and refreshments.

Journey from Queenstown to Glenorchy to experience a wilderness jet boat ride deep into the World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park. A forest walk at 'Paradise' and a back road Heritage tour showcases spectacular scenery used in many Middle-earth movies. Departs: Daily at 7.40am and 11.40am. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, spray and life jackets.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Safari of the Scenes Explore the magical side of Middle-earth Aoteroa. Queenstown featured prominently in 'The Lord of The Rings' and 'The Hobbit' Trilogies. Nomad Safaris operates tours to Wakatipu, a 4WD tour with film locations and great scenery around Queenstown and Glenorchy, a great sightseeing trip encompassing pivotal scenes. Departs: 8.30am and 1.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Refreshments. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Shotover Jet


Milford Sound / SIGHTSEEING

Milford Sound Overnight Cruise on M.V. Milford Mariner Milford Sound is a world-renowned natural wonder with the most dramatic scenery of the Sounds. Nowhere else in Fiordland do the mountains stand so tall and straight out of the sea. When day visitors depart, silence descends upon the fiord. After boarding your boat and being welcomed with home-baked muffins, cruise the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. Accompanied by a specialist nature guide, you will have time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. Anchoring in a sheltered cove, you can explore the fiord further in the vessel’s tender and kayaks, or simply relax on deck in spectacular surrounds. As evening falls, enjoy a lavish, 4-course buffet in the dining saloon and relax in the company of fellow travelers, or indulge in some star-gazing, perhaps

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with a bottle of local wine, before retiring to your private cabin. The Milford Mariner sleeps up to 60 guests in private cabins with en suite bathrooms. Enjoy a cooked breakfast and more cruising before your return to Queenstown on the morning of day two. Scenic flight option also available. Departs: Queenstown, Te Anau and Milford Sound daily from 8.30am (Sep-May). Not operational JunAug. Duration: 1.5 days. Includes: Hotel transfers, full commentary, refreshments, breakfast, dinner and private sleeping cabins.

PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 346

Milford & Fiordland Highlights Heli Flight The spectacular contrasts in geography and climate of the Fiordland World Heritage-listed region provide an awesome sight from above. Your pilotguide offers personalized commentary on your helicopter excursion into Fiordland. Enjoy the exclusive enhanced visibility of incredible landscapes from blue ice to lush vegetation; from the rugged terrain of the West Coast to the glaciers of the Fiordland.

Milford Guided Walk

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Stepping out into the environment at sites only accessible by helicopter, land on an uninhabited wild yet beautiful beach with the opportunity to stroll along the shore. Other options available. Departs: Daily on demand. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and two landings. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

One of the 'Great Walks of the World', The Milford Track should be seen for its dramatic alpine scenery, clear rivers and ancient bush. Your specialist nature guide will lead you on a leisurely walk through forest, grassy flats and wetlands, to see native birds and plants. Departs: Daily from Queenstown or Te Anau. Duration: 4-5 hours. Includes: Full commentary, lunch and lake cruise.

Rainforest clings to rock walls washed with waterfalls. Cruise this world-famous waterway with a nature guide to point out native flora and fauna and local wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. Upgrade to a flight back to Queenstown over mountains and rainforest. Departs: Te Anau and Queenstown daily. Duration: 8 or 13 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and cruise.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $


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SIGHTSEEING / Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Immerse yourself in the remote beauty of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise. Doubtful Sound is the more tranquil of the Sounds and attracts bountiful wildlife, so you are likely to see seals and dolphins during this cruise. The size, scenery and natural variety of the Sound means that visitors who are able to extend to the overnight cruise gain so much more from the experience. After a short cruise across Lake Manapouri and a coach trip over the alpine route of Wilmot Pass, you will meet your crew and board the Fiordland Navigator. After being welcomed aboard with home baked muffins, cruise the full length of the fiord looking out for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and rare penguins. As evening draws near, explore the shoreline by kayak or tender craft and experience the vast beauty of the fiord. For the more adventurous, there is even

Hollyford Track Guided Walk Located in the Fiordland National Park, the Hollyford Track is one of the greatest guided walks in New Zealand. You will be transported from the wilderness to the sea, traversing the Hollyford Valley by foot, jet boat and finally helicopter. Along the way your expert guide will bring to life the diversity of the landscape, vegetation and wildlife as well as captivating stories of early MÄ ori families. Enjoy first-rate cuisine and personal service along the way in comfortable private lodges.

3 days

Departs: Queenstown and Te Anau (October to April). Duration: 3 days. Includes: Hotel transfers, two nights' accommodation with shared facilities, meals, pre-departure briefing, jet boat journey, scenic flight to Milford Sound, use of backpacks and rain jacket and expert guides. PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 1,634

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise Travel by coach from Queenstown along the edge of Lake Wakatipu, through stunning countryside, before cruising across Lake Manapouri. Continue your journey over the alpine route of Wilmot Pass through dense rainforest. Board your modern catamaran at Doubtful Sound and cruise for three hours, exploring the serene waterways of this magical and isolated fiord. Your on-board nature guide will point out waterfalls, rainforest and mountains all the www.duatravel.com

way out to the Tasman Sea. Doubtful Sound is also home to bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland-Crested penguin. On return, passengers are treated to the 'sound of silence' where the vessels engines are turned off. Departs: Queenstown and Te Anau daily. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and tea and coffee. PRICE GUIDE: $$

a chance to go swimming before dinner. This is a truly magical experience. The Fiordland Navigator features 18 private cabins with en-suites bathrooms and eight quad share cabins with shared bathrooms. After a comfortable overnight stay, enjoy a cooked breakfast and more cruising before your return. Departs: Queenstown and Te Anau daily from 8.30am (Sep-May). Duration: 1.5 days. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, breakfast, dinner, private or shared cabins, water activities and scenic cruising.

PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE, FROM: 372


Dunedin & Otago Peninsula / ACCOMMODATION

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Dunedin & Otago Peninsula One of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Dunedin also boasts New Zealand's only castle, and is the gateway to the unique Otago Peninsula. Fletcher Lodge Located just a few minutes' walk from the center of Dunedin, the intimate Fletcher Lodge offers luxury accommodation in an atmosphere of restrained elegance, while providing the ultimate in contemporary comfort and modern facilities. Nestled in secluded, established gardens, the lodge complex is conveniently located close to many of the city's finest and most popular cafés and restaurants. Guest rooms and apartments are available. Built by Sir James Fletcher in 1924 to serve as his private residence, the main historic property offers a rare glimpse of New Zealand's heritage.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Breakfast daily.

Larnach Lodge A unique re-creation of a colonial farm building set in the gardens of the award-winning Larnach Castle, Larnach Lodge offers a premium accommodation and attraction experience with entry to the Castle included. Individually themed rooms showcase dramatic harbor views, while the lodge occupies an ideal location, not just close to the Castle, but as a perfect base for exploring the Otago Peninsula. Cooked breakfast is served in the historic stables. Lodge guests may dine in a Castle dining room (reservations required).

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$

Includes: Breakfast daily and admission to Larnach Castle.

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Dunedin’s largest and perhaps most prestigious hotel, 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, the hotel provides an ideal base from which to explore Dunedin. Dating back to 1883, this landmark building now blends Dunedin’s distinctive charm and heritage with modern styles and comforts. Featuring 178 attractive rooms and suites and extensive hotel facilities, the hotel is proud of its high standard of service.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$

Hotel St Clair Dunedin’s newest hotel, the award-winning Hotel St Clair, is located overlooking the ocean just seven minutes' drive from Dunedin center. Studios and apartments have been furnished with contemporary colors and fittings. Guests benefit from excellent on-site Pier 24 Restaurant & Bar. Stroll the beach or enjoy the local saltwater pools from this comfortable base, host to some of the city's most discerning visitors. Includes: Continental breakfast daily.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$


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ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING / Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

Park Regis Dunedin Maintaining the original charm of the historic Wain’s Hotel, the Heritage-listed Park Regis Dunedin has an impressive Victorian façade, a rich sense of warmth and character. The hotel offers 48 boutique style rooms, combining history and style. Relish Restaurant and Bar features regional cuisine and a relaxing atmosphere. Secure off-site valet parking is available. The Octagon and the Town Hall are within walking distance and the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Otago University and the Peninsula are a short drive away.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 14.

Elm Wildlife Tours Half-Day Peninsula Encounter Whether you choose to join a small group on a Half-Day Peninsula Encounters Tour or indulge in the privacy of a tailored experience with the Wild Coast Explorer, you will be in awe of the animals and landscape you see. The Half-Day Wildlife Encounter presents close-up wildlife experiences that have been the highlight of many travelers' visit to New Zealand. A unique insight into the habitats and behaviors of internationally significant wildlife – royal albatross,

Monarch Wildlife Cruise

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yellow-eyed and blue penguins, New Zealand sea lions and New Zealand fur seals – is gained from the viewing hides within the private conservation area. The probability of observing another 20-30 marine and wading bird species creates a wildlife enthusiast's dream. Departs: Daily. Duration: 5-6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and binoculars. PRICE GUIDE: $

Taieri Gorge Railway

See what you can't from land! A fascinating cruise and coach tour, views the amazing scenery and unique animals of the Otago Peninsula. This multi-award-winning tour will get you close to albatross, seals, penguins and other birds and mammals at sea. Departs: Daily 10.30am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, fact sheets, jackets, binoculars and refreshments.

One of the world's great train trips, the Taieri Gorge Railway departs on a return trip daily from downtown Dunedin. Departs: Daily at 9.30am and 2.30pm (Oct-Apr) and 12.30pm (May-Sep). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Full commentary and stops en route. Hotel transfers available. One way Dunedin to Queenstown/Wanaka option with coach connection at Pukerangi available.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $


Sydney / TOURING

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Moeraki Boulders at dawn, South Island

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South Pacific The South Pacific evokes visions of brilliant turquoises lagoons, isolated sandy atolls, majestic uninhabited islands, lush tropical rainforests, beaches fringed with swaying palm trees and romantic cocktails at sunset. With a laid back lifestyle, a variety of rich cultures and an assortment of relaxing and adventurous activities, those who discover this part of the world never want to leave. The islands of Fiji are the most visited in the South Pacific and with some of the world’s friendliest people as your hosts it is no secret what keeps travelers returning. The secluded, white, sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons of Tahiti call the romantic traveler, while those looking for a less developed island paradise choose the Cook Islands. Vanuatu offers the world’s most accessible active volcano with a backdrop of a picture perfect landscape of mountains, beaches and lush rainforests. Those searching for a vibrant Polynesian cultural experience can travel to Samoa and discover the traditional lifestyle; while Papua New Guinea offers an adventurous land untouched by time with elaborate rituals and ceremonies to uncover.

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Helpful information Visas Fiji US citizens do not require a visa for stays of less than 60 days, provided that you are in possession of a confirmed onward or return flight ticket, and your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned return date. Tahiti US citizens do not require a visa for stays of less than 30 days, provided that you are in possession of a confirmed onward or return flight ticket, and your passport is valid for at least 3 months beyond your planned return date. Cook Islands US citizens do not require a visa for stays of less than 31 days, provided that you are in possession of a confirmed onward or return flight ticket and valid passport. Vanuatu US citizens do not require a visa for stays of less than 30 days, provided that you are in possession of a confirmed onward or return flight ticket. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned return date and have one blank page available upon arrival in Vanuatu. FSamoa r e n c h US P o citizens l y n e s i ado (France)

not require a visa for stays of less than 60 days, provided that you are in possession of a confirmed onward or return flight ticket. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned return date and have one blank page available upon arrival in Samoa. Papua New Guinea US citizens require a visa to visit that can be obtained through a Papua New Guinea Diplomatic Mission. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months.

Tipping Fiji Tipping is not customary, nor required. In lieu of tipping individuals at resorts, each resort will have a ‘Staff Christmas Fund’ box available so their guests can contribute to the staff as a whole.

Tahiti Tipping is not customary nor expected in Tahitian culture, however, it is welcome for exemplary service. Cook Islands Tipping is not encouraged in the Cook Islands. Tip with a smile and ‘meitaki ma’ata’ (thank you). Polynesian custom says that if you give something for nothing, the person receiving will owe you – and that’s how a tip is perceived. Bargaining can also be taken as an insult. Vanuatu There is no tipping or bargaining, it goes against local tradition. A smile and a ‘thank you’ is tip enough. Samoa Tipping is not practiced or expected in Samoa. However if a guest wishes to leave a gift for good service then you are welcome to do so. Papua New Guinea Tipping is not expected nor the custom in Papua New Guinea. If you would like to show appreciated for service, there is a general staff fund which acknowledges the ‘behind the scenes’ efforts of staff who contribute to the overall success of your visit.

Credit Cards Major credit cards are accepted at most stores. A credit card is required as a security deposit to check in to a hotel or to rent a car.

Electrical Appliances Fiji, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa and Papua New Guinea is 220/230 AC/50 cycle. If you are traveling from a part of the world where your appliances are 110v you will need a voltage transformer and a plug convertor.

Value Added Tax

VAT refund scheme allows tourists to claim a refund (subject to certain conditions) of VAT paid on goods purchased in Fiji and taken out of Fiji via Nadi International Airport or Suva Wharf as the final port of departure to a foreign destination. Tahiti All goods and services in Tahiti have a Value Added Tax (VAT) added to them. A 10% VAT rate applies to bars, excursions, car rentals, snacks and restaurants; a 5% VAT is added for room tax and a 16% VAT rate applies to purchases in shops, stores and boutiques. Cook Islands There is a 12.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) on all goods and services. This is usually included in the quoted price. Vanuatu There is a 12.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) on all goods and services. Samoa There is a Value Added Tax of 12.5% on goods and services (VAGST). When getting prices on accommodation be sure this is included so there’s no nasty surprise when settling your account. This tax is also on food and meals. Papua New Guinea There is a 10% Value Added Tax (VAT, and sometimes called GST) on top of most transactions in Papua New Guinea.

What to Pack The climate and lifestyle on the islands call for casual and comfortable clothing. Pack loose-fitting, natural fabrics and plenty of shorts. Pareus and swimsuits can be worn during the daytime at the resorts, while casual shirts and walking shorts provide the most comfort during island explorations. For dinner, casual slacks and sport shirts are the best choice for men while cool sundresses are most appropriate for women.

Currency in Fiji The Fijian dollar is divided by 100 cents. Coins: 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 Notes: $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Currency in Tahiti The French Pacific franc is divided by 100 centimes. Coins: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, 100c Notes: 500F, 1000F, 5000F, 10,000F Currency in the Cook Islands The New Zealand dollar is used; however they do have some of their own currency in circulation which is equal value to the New Zealand dollar. Both the New Zealand dollar and the Cook Islands dollar are divided by 100 cents. Coins: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2, $5 Notes: $3, $10, $20, $50 Currency in Vanuatu The Vatu has no subdivisions. Coins: 1VT, 2VT, 5VT, 10VT, 20VT, 50VT, 100VT Notes: 100VT, 200VT, 500VT, 1,000VT, 2,000VT, 5,000VT, 10,000VT Currency in Samoa The Tali is divided by 100 Sene. Coins: 10s, 20s, 50s, 1T, 2T Notes: 2T, 5T, 10T, 20T, 50T, 100T Currency in Papua New Guinea The Kina is divided by 100 toea. Coins: 5t, 10t, 20t, 50t, 1K Notes: 2K, 5K, 10K, 20K, 50K, 100K

Fiji A 15% Government Value Added Tax (VAT) is applicable to all goods and services in Fiji. The Fiji

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Fiji is a tropical paradise featuring white sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees and pristine waters waiting for you explore. No visitor can escape the friendliness of the Fijian people or the unique relaxed island atmosphere offered throughout these 333 islands.

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Fiji Escapade

4 days Ultimate Nadi & Outer Islands

Walk hand-in-hand into the sunset, snorkel, dive, surf, kayak, trek, visit local villages and experience sustainable living as you immerse yourself in Fijian history and culture. The islands of Fiji are a tropical paradise – with white sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, pristine oceans and waterways and a diverse range of activities to appeal to the most discerning traveler. Recharge your batteries and unwind at one of the many popular resorts in Fiji with this package. Includes: Three nights in Fiji with your choice of hotel, meet and greet on arrival with fresh flower lei, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers and breakfast daily.

Price per person twin share, from:

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8 days Land and Cruise

Spend a few relaxing days on the mainland; laze by the pool, lie in a hammock and visit the colorful market place. Then head to an island for five nights for an authentic outer island Fijian experience where you can visit friendly villages and see stunning landscapes, white sandy beaches and memorable sunsets. Includes: Two nights Viti Levu, five nights on an outer island resort, round-trip transfers throughout and a personalized airport welcome with pottery lei.

Price per person twin share, from:

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7 days

Relax on a well-appointed private motor yacht and enjoy the simple pleasures of a less complicated world for a few days in this south seas paradise. Cruise Fiji’s Yasawa Islands and be entranced by some of the most enchanting islands in the South Pacific. Uncover the mysteries and myths of these islands and discover how the Fijian people have lived for centuries keeping the spirit and the legends of this area alive through traditions and simple lifestyles. Includes: Three nights Hotel Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, three nights on the Blue Lagoon Yasawa Islands cruise including meals and round-trip airport/hotel/launch transfers throughout. Price per person twin share, from:

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ACCOMMODATION / Denarau

Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, Managed by Hilton Discover how effortless true luxury can be at the Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, Managed by Hilton. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape or a fun-packed family vacation this resort offers a full range of spacious accommodations, from studios to luxurious self-contained homes. Restaurants and bars give you exciting choices from Pan Asian to Fijian inspired specialties. Why not indulge in a spa treatment while the little ones have a ball at the kids' club. Enjoy a luxurious stay with exemplary service.

DELUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Breakfast daily.

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa Featuring luxurious French touches and style, the 296 guest rooms and suites of Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa face the ocean with either a balcony or terrace to make the most of Fiji’s great climate. Accommodation is a few steps from Sofitel’s spectacular lagoon pool, great bars and restaurants, including award-winning Salt. Guests also have access to Mandara Day Spa sanctuary, kids’ club, water sports center, gym and Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, with 10 tennis courts and an 18-hole championship course.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 5. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 25, 14.† Includes: Breakfast daily.

Sheraton Fiji Resort The resort's 264 spacious rooms, each with its own balcony or patio, offer views over the gardens or ocean and feature the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds and generous size bathrooms. Situated on picturesque Denarau Island, experience an array of services including golf, swimming, water sports, dedicated kids' play areas, and kids' club. Guests also have access to facilities at the adjacent Sheraton and Westin Resort and Spa including a choice of six swimming pools, 17 restaurants and bars, an award winning spa, 10 tennis courts and an 18-hole resort golf course.

DELUXE Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 26, 14.† Includes: Breakfast daily.

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island Enjoy the unique beach frontage on Denarau Island’s newest resort. 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 a private balcony or patio with views across lush gardens, the golf course or the lagoon pools. There are a total of five pools, including an adult recreational lagoon, children’s water-slide and swim-up pool bar, plus beach activities, golf, tennis, Harmony Retreat Spa and six unique dining experiences.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Includes: Breakfast daily.

Sonaisali Island Resort Sonaisali Island Resort is a fun-filled tropical escape set on the warm Pacific Ocean. The world is only a three minute boat ride away across the sleepy lagoon to the mainland. On Sonaisali you can relax or choose to make every day an adventure. All rooms have expansive ocean views, from Beachfront Hotel Rooms to Ocean View Bures, Beachfront Spa Bures and Two-bedroom Family Bures. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 23, 14.† Includes: Breakfast, use of non-motorized watersports, nightly live entertainment, use of tennis courts, cultural activities for kids, General Managers cocktail function, jungle cruise and welcome cocktail. www.duatravel.com

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$$


Coral Coast & Mamanuca / ISLAND RESORTS

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Located on a white-sand beach 45 minutes from Nadi International Airport, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa features five restaurants and bars, a serene spa, 18-hole championship golf course and four pools including a dive pool and kids’ club. Boasting 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 situated on your private balcony or terrace.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, receive a FJ$400 resort credit per room and early check-in. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji This resort is set on a white, sandy beach amongst 40 acres of tall palms and tropical gardens and boasts two huge lagoon pools, one is for adult’s only, numerous water activities, fitness center, two floodlit tennis courts, an international standard golf training facility, four restaurants and five bars. The kids' club offers a comprehensive activities program while the spectacular Bebe Spa Sanctuary offers true relaxation. Guests staying in a bure, suite or deluxe ocean view room will experience the 'Talai' (butler) VIP service which includes welcome drinks, personalized service, and complimentary champagne and canapés daily.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 23, 14.†

Royal Davui Island Royal Davui Island Resort is an exclusive adults-only sanctuary in Fiji's spectacular Beqa Lagoon, 40 minutes by helicopter from Denarau. The 16 exquisitely appointed vales (Fijian homes) offer spectacular views. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 20, 14.† Includes: Meals, Love Shack picnics, Pure Fiji amenities, welcome lei, sunset canapés and entertainment nightly, weekly beach barbecue, Manager's cocktail party and Kava ceremony, banana bread on arrival, WiFi in and around the main facility and villas and use of all nonmotorized water-sports.

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Mana Island Resort & Spa The legendary Mana Island Resort & Spa, a 90-minute boat ride from Port Denarau, is situated on 299 acres of lush tropical paradise amid four white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters. The resort features two pools, two restaurants, a full treatment spa, and a kids' club. A PADI dive facility offers 42 dive sites within 25-minutes of the resort. Recommended room types are Island Bures, Deluxe Oceanview Bures and Beachfront Bures. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 23, 14.† Includes: Use of non-motorized water-sports.

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Crusoe's Retreat 'Bula Vinaka!' will greet you on arrival at one of Fiji's best kept secrets. Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens and fronting a palm-fringed sandy beach and stunning lagoon, Crusoe’s Retreat is a friendly, intimate, traditional Fijian resort. With 28 Fijian inspired bures, each with covered verandas and amazing views, Crusoe’s truly embodies Fijian hospitality – an unhurried pace, fresh island cuisine and a dedication to local culture and traditions. Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 5. Valid Apr 1 - May 31, 14.† Includes: Breakfast daily.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Castaway Island Resort, Fiji An iconic private island resort surrounded by white-sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, Castaway Island Resort is perfect for couples with or without children. Castaway's stylish air-conditioned bures are set on the water’s edge and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Services include four bars, three restaurants and two swimming pools. Non-motorized water sports are complimentary, including snorkeling straight off the beach, stand-up paddle surfing and kayaking.

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Includes: Welcome wine cocktail, weekly poolside cocktail party, use of snorkeling equipment and all non-motorized water-sports and tennis courts.

Tadrai Island Resort At palm fringed Selina Cove, Tadrai Island Resort is Fiji’s first all-inclusive luxury retreat for adults only. The Resort features five Fijian style ultra-deluxe 1,076 square foot beachfront villas, designed with decadent finishes, outdoor rain showers and private plunge pools. Superior service includes personalized butler service, and optional private chef. Dine at the signature Na Vatu Rock Pool Restaurant or order a gourmet picnic to savor at one of Tadrai's four secluded white sandy beaches. At this unique and exclusive resort, activities are tailored to your individual interests. Includes: Champagne welcome, meals with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, sunset canapés daily, fully stocked mini bar, laundry service, Pure Fiji amenities, twice daily maid service, free WiFi, movies and the use of an iPad. All non-motorized water-sports with the exception of scuba diving, game fishing and spa facilities.

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Nestled on a secluded island, just 22 miles from Nadi, this boutique retreat is ideal for couples seeking indulgence in paradise. Exuding Fijian character, all free-standing bures and villas are beachfront and enveloped in tropical gardens, with air-conditioning and outdoor and indoor showers.

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Tokoriki Island Resort

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, receive a FJ$250 resort credit. Valid Apr 1 - May 31, 14.† Includes: Welcome lei on arrival with a tropical drink and cool scented towels, WiFi in lobby, afternoon tea daily, nightly entertainment, Fijian cultural activities and use of non-motorized water-sports.

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Likuliku Lagoon Resort A unique haven of relaxed luxury for 45 couples, this resort features Fiji’s only overwater bures (bungalows). This special place was designed to respect cultural values, traditional designs and architecture. Be pampered in the spa, float in the horizon-edge pool, or just enjoy the complimentary activities. Bonus Offer: Stay 6 nights, pay for 5. Valid Nov 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Meals, Fijian welcome with beverage and Likuliku Lei, sulu, bottled water in bure replaced twice daily, use of all snorkeling equipment and non-motorized water-sports and weekly management cocktail party.

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Yasawa & Northern / ISLAND RESORTS

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa Immerse yourself in splendid isolation in Fiji's unspoiled beaches. Hidden amongst the palm trees, the 18 luxury bungalows are just a few steps from a pristine white-sand beach, and feature an outdoor shower, hammock and day bed. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2, select room categories only. Valid Jan 5 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Meals and nonalcoholic beverages, WiFi in and around the main bure and bar, use of computer with internet access in library, three hour excursion to Blue Lagoon caves twice weekly, snorkeling trips, intro scuba pool dive and private beach picnics.

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Nanuya Island Resort Nanuya Island Resort is located on the northern tip of Nanuya Lai Lai island in the beautiful, pristine Yasawa group. Fringed by coconut palms, white sandy beach and azure waters and designed for minimal environmental impact. The resort boasts four deluxe villas close to the beachfront and eight traditional bures nestled along the hillside overlooking the lagoon. The restaurant and bar offer panoramic views of the beach and delicious Ă la carte dining all day and evening featuring local produce. Enjoy a sunset cocktail to end your perfect day.

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Includes: Continental breakfast daily.

Matangi Private Island Resort This resort is a family owned and operated resort on a 240 acre private island located in the tropical northern part of the Fiji Islands that caters only to adults. Offering 10 traditional Fijian designed bures and three unique treehouses each with air conditioning, iPod docking stations, outdoor stone shower and lounge. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Meals, fruit platter, Matangi sarongs, welcome leis, chilled scented refresher towel on arrival, use of non-motorized water-sports, guided hikes and cultural activities once a week.

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Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa Koro Sun offers a truly native Fijian experience, dedicated to adventure, rejuvenation and romance. The 29 enchanting bures and villas are private, exclusive, air-conditioned and offer vivid views of the ocean and reefs beyond. Your stay is all-inclusive with three gourmet meals and afternoon tea (excluding beverages) and activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, biking, tennis and golf. Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 6. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Meals, round-trip hotel transfers to/from Savusavu airport, Koro Kids' Club and use of non-motorized activities.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Dolphin Island This stunning 12 acre private retreat is located 20 minutes by boat from shore on the tip of Viti Levu. Guests arrive by the resort's own private boat through crystal clear waters to this recently renovated and refurbished resort. Hosting a maximum of eight guests at a time, the Dolphin Island Resort offers exclusive private Island use with a choice of off-island tours and activities included. Includes: Meals, vehicle and boat transfers, standard bar and use of island facilities.

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort This unique, award-winning, Eco-sensitive resort, overlooking Savusavu Bay, offers discerning travelers of all ages luxury accommodation combined with nature, discovery and authentic culture. Surrounded by a marine sanctuary with amazing soft corals unique to the area, guests enjoy Fiji's finest gourmet cuisine under the stars. All bures feature custom made king beds and large decks.

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Includes: Meals, unlimited soda and bottled Fiji Water, airport meet and greet, round-trip hotel transfers, nonmotorized water-sports, internet and daily Bula Club for children.

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Toberua Island Resort

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The sole property on the island, Toberua Island Resort features 15 private bures set on the water’s edge and constructed in the traditional Fijian 'Chiefly Style', which dates back many centuries. Your Premium, Deluxe or Tropical Oceanfront bure boasts an exceptional balance of Pacific and contemporary style. This, teamed with the special ambiance of the island, makes Toberua your place, your fun, your sun, your island.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 5. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and catamaran.

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Blue Lagoon / SMALL SHIP CRUISES

Blue Lagoon Small Ship Cruises

Imagine waking every morning surrounded by sparkling blue ocean, islands fringed with gently waving palms and empty, unspoiled beaches of pure white sand. Blue Lagoon Cruises offer luxury boutique-style cruising – a mix of beautifully furnished saloons, outdoor lounging areas, sundecks with cocktail bars and private areas for those looking for a romantic getaway. The on-board spa offers relaxation and indulgence. Tempt your inner gourmet and enjoy a variety of à la carte meals, exotic barbecues and magnificent smorgasbords. The Fiji Princess accommodates 68 passengers complemented by a 100 per cent Fijian crew. Measuring only 179 feet in length, the vessel accesses bays and islands that would be impossible to reach in a large ship, getting so close to shore that it can tie off to a coconut tree and you can swim to the beach. Visit remote island villages, discover the ancient Fijian culture, sit down to an island feast set on a breathtakingly beautiful beach, swim with manta rays, learn how to cook traditional Fijian dishes, and stop off at the Sacred Islands and Sawa-i-lau Caves. Blue Lagoon Cruises offer three itineraries, varying in duration and destinations, taking you on a journey into Fiji’s spectacular Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. Explorer Cruise: This three night cruise is ideal for those with limited time who want a sample of the incredible Fiji islands. Featuring the majestic southern Yasawa Islands, the cruise also spends time at the strikingly beautiful Modriki and Sacred Islands. It’s not just nature that will have you captivated on this boutique cruise; you’ll get to know and love the traditional Fijian culture! Departs: Port Denarau on Friday at 3pm, returning Monday at 3pm Price per person twin share, from: 1,151 Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Wanderer Cruise: A four night cruise that starts aboard a high-speed catamaran to the Southern Yasawas where the Fiji Princess awaits. The truly spectacular Sacred Islands will astound you and the mighty Yasawa Islands will offer all you dreamed of and more. Head further north to the Blue Lagoon area where you’ll find paradise, and a great array of activities, both onshore and in the water. Departs: Port Denarau on Monday at 1.30pm, returning Friday at 10am. Price per person twin share, from: 1,534 Escape to Paradise: This seven night option is an amazing experience combining the three and four night itineraries, covering the full length of the magnificent Yasawa Island chain as well as Modriki and the Sacred Islands. You’ll have the opportunity to see and do so much on this cruise that you’ll come away with memories from a vacation of a lifetime. Departs: Port Denarau on Friday at 3pm, returning Friday at 10am. Price per person twin share, from: 2,478 Includes: Scheduled cruise excursions and activities, cruise accommodation with private ensuite facilities, use of on-board facilities, meals including tea, barista coffee, morning and afternoon tea, filtered water and juice, traditional Fijian entertainment, snorkeling equipment, use of all equipment at Nanuya Lailai, including spyboards and kayaks (four and seven night cruises), ship to shore transfers, entrance fees for all activities and village visits, captain’s complimentary champagne cocktail, Blue Lagoon Cruise souvenir, gratuities, all port charges and taxes.

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Captain Cook Reef Endeavour Cruise

Join Captain Cook Cruises on voyages of discovery across turquoise waters to unspoiled islands where the cool shade of swaying palms fan over white sand beaches. Meet Fijians in traditional villages, explore their culture and swim in warm crystal clear water over coral reefs teaming with life. Do all this from your floating resort, MV Reef Endeavour.

Northern Yasawa Islands: Explore long, white, sandy beaches in sheltered bays and islands and enjoy amazing snorkeling over colorful reefs. There is also the opportunity to visit a local village where you can pick up a few souvenirs and experience the local culture with a lovo feast. Departs: Port Denarau on Tuesday at 2pm, returning Saturday at 9am.

MV Reef Endeavour is a small cruise ship catering for 130 passengers over three accommodation levels. Her small size allows her to negotiate remote islands, reefs and shallow bays where bigger ships are unable to go, showcasing the real Fiji, and giving passengers a true cultural experience.

Price per person twin share, from: 2,035

Cruising over a sparkling sea through the dramatic archipelago of the Yasawas, you’ll discover a new island, village and coral reef daily. Choose from two itineraries; three nights to the islands of the Mamanuca, Waya and Sacred Islands; four nights to Naviti and Northern Yasawa including the famous Sawa-i-lau ‘Blue Lagoon’ limestone lagoon and caves. For an extended cruise, join both the three and four night cruises for the ultimate seven night Yasawa Islands experience. Southern Yasawa Islands: Great for those with limited time, this three night cruise visits the islands of Malololailai, Nukui Mana, Sacred Islands, Monu and Waya which boast fantastic snorkeling and stunning beaches. Enjoy a visit to a traditional village and school plus you can join in on the special church service on Sunday. Departs: Port Denarau on Saturday at 1pm returning Tuesday at 9am. Price per person twin share, from: 1,264

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Yasawa Islands: Explore Fiji’s majestic Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands on this three and four night combination cruise. Departs: Port Denarau on Tuesday at 2pm returning Tuesday at 9am. Price per person twin share, from: 2,661 Two alternating itineraries depart the first Tuesday of each month to places without postcards. The Heritage Cruise features Levuka, the old capital, Savusavu hot springs and pearl farms, Bouma waterfall and Taveuni, the 180th Meridian. The Cultural Cruise explores the four cultures of Fiji – Melanesian (Fijian), Micronesian (Rabi Island), Polynesian (Kioa Island) and Indian, and visits Labasa and the Great Sea reef. Includes: Guided island, village and school tours, daily island stopovers and water activities, cruise accommodation with private en suite facilities, use of on-board facilities, meals including tea and coffee station, morning and afternoon tea, tropical island lovo feast and Kava ceremony, use of snorkeling equipment and mini-gym; snorkeling and glass bottom boat tours, transfers to Nadi hotels or airport after cruise, gratuities, all port charges and taxes.


Fiji / SIGHTSEEING

Tropical Escape This small group tour provides an overview of Fiji's main island in a day. Traveling through local villages, you arrive on the coast at the spectacular Natadola Beach. Renowned as one of Fiji's best beaches, you will have time to swim and snorkel on the reef nearby. Enjoy some morning tea before rejoining the vehicle and heading inland. Pass by rugged mountain ranges before arriving at a local village where you will be met by an elder for an amazing behind the scenes look at village life. Enjoy a lunch of local delicacies and dancing before returning to your hotel late afternoon. Departs: Denarau at 9am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicle, lunch and refreshments.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Navua Village & Waterfalls Tour Take part in an authentic Fijian experience; ride in river long boats, visit and interact with Fijian villagers, see a spectacular waterfall and ride a traditional Fijian bamboo raft (bilibili). Your tour starts in Tokotoko, Navua, where you will enjoy morning tea and sample local breakfast items, then depart for Navua Jetty for the river long boat ride to Nakavu village. Traditional warriors will greet you and guide you to the village hall for a welcome ceremony (sevusevu). Experience a Fijian lunch and entertainment by the local cultural group, before heading to the waterfall and bamboo rafting adventure. Enjoy afternoon tea before returning to your resort. Departs: Denarau and Nadi Mon, Wed and Fri at 8am and Coral Coast at 9am. Duration: 10.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and refreshments.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Nadi Faces & Places

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Set sail to Tivua Island for a day's adventure aboard tall ship Ra Marama or sailing catamaran Fiji One. The historic Ra Marama, a Brigantine rig tall ship, was built for the Governor General of Fiji in 1957. Tivua Island, an atoll, is fringed by a white sandy beach (popular with nesting turtles) and 500 acres of coral gardens. Experience guided snorkeling, cultural presentations, Fijian music and entertainment, fresh local tropical buffet barbecue and water activities. Departs: Port Denarau and Nadi daily at 10am. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, beer, wine and soda whilst on the island, lunch, entertainment, morning and afternoon tea, volleyball, Kava ceremony, use of canoes, glass-bottom boat tours and guided snorkeling. PADI diving and Spa treatments available at additional cost.

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Seaspray Day Sailing Adventure Board the magnificent classic 82-foot schooner Seaspray for a day exploring the crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches and stunning lagoons of the Mamanuca Islands. Help set sail, take the helm or just laze around on deck. Go ashore and explore uninhabited Modriki Island and enjoy superb beaches and snorkeling. Be welcomed ashore on Yanuya Island with a kava ceremony (except Sunday) and wander around the village and meet the locals. Departs: Denarau Marina daily at 9am and selected island resorts at varying times. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments including alcoholic and an all-youcan-eat barbecue lunch. Available to children 10 years and over only.

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South Sea Island Day Cruise

This tour of Nadi and her surrounds is ideal to get to know Fiji's main island upon your arrival. Enjoy a tour through the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, the most popular and spectacular garden in Fiji, see the largest Hindu temple in the South Pacific and visit the local Nadi market. Departs: Shangri-La Fijian or Coral Coast hotels Mon-Sat at 8am and 1.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

For the greatest fun under the sun you can't beat a day on this uninhabited island surrounded by crystal clear waters with magnificent coral and fish life. Enjoy a full day in paradise or take a quick trip in the morning. Departs: Denarau Marina at 9am or 12.15pm daily. Duration: Two, three or nine hours. Includes: Fijian Meke (except Sunday), barbecue, refreshments, snorkeling and kayaking.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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158 Tahiti Recognized as the ‘Island of Love’, Tahiti's turquoise lagoons, sugary white sand beaches and dramatic volcanic peaks unfold before your eyes and invites you to experience some of the most memorable scenery on earth.

Papeete Experience

4 days Tahiti & Moorea Escape

Tahiti is an idyllic stopover destination to/from Australia or New Zealand. Papeete is the energizing capital city that boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine dining, nightclubs, vibrant markets, pearl shops and boutiques. The mountainous interior is adorned with deep valleys, clear streams, and high waterfalls, all bathed in the green iridescence of Mother Nature’s light. The coastal lands, edged with rugged coastline, are home to fields of tropical flowers and most of the island’s population. Includes: Three nights’ accommodation Papeete, meet and greet with fresh flower lei, round-trip airport/hotel transfers and a half-day Tahiti and Her Tropical Treasures tour. Price per person twin share, from:

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7 days Moorea & Bora Bora Escape

Discover the wide, shallow lagoon that surrounds the island’s vertical mountains and threads of waterfalls that tumble down fern-softened cliffs. Pastel-painted houses surrounded by gardens of hibiscus and birds of paradise circle the island in a fantasy of happy, yet simple villages. They say the beauty of Moorea is unforgettable, and we are sure you will agree. Located only 30-minutes by high-speed catamaran from Papeete, discover the mystery and allure of Moorea. Includes: One night Papeete, five nights Moorea, meet and greet with fresh flower lei on arrival, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, round-trip launch transfers and breakfast daily. Price per person twin share, from:

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Bask in the warmth of a secluded, sugar-white beach. Explore lagoons of breathtaking clarity, their waters teeming with rainbows of tropical fish. Discover Moorea with its panoramic views and idyllic island vibe. Explore Bora Bora, the most romantic island in the world with lush tropical slopes and valleys blossoming with hibiscus and a palm-covered motu circling the irradiated lagoon. Includes: Two nights Moorea, five nights Bora Bora, meet and greet with fresh flower lei on arrival, round-trip airport/hotel transfers throughout, round-trip airfare from Papeete to Moorea and Bora Bora, half-day Moorea Circle with Belvedere tour, halfday Panoramic Motu Picnic tour and breakfast daily. Price per person twin share, from:

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Tahiti / ACCOMMODATION

InterContinental Tahiti Resort and Spa InterContinental Tahiti is an impressive resort set within well-established grounds and featuring a TOPDIVE 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. Romantic overwater bungalows are blessed with sweeping views of the lagoon, reef the Pacific Ocean and beyond. The resort offers a swim-up bar and choice of restaurants. The Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm offers relaxing massages and Marine cosmetic products for a unique experience.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, receive 20% off the nightly rate. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

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 waterfront accommodation. All rooms boast a large covered balcony with stunning panoramic views over beautiful Matavai Bay, featuring tasteful décor combining contemporary style with Polynesian influences. Soak up the warmth of the Tahitian sun, laze around the horizon pool and outdoor spa or revitalize at the award-winning Le Spa. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

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Le Méridien Tahiti Located on the edge of a lagoon on one of the Island's most beautiful white-sand beaches, Le Meridien Tahiti will bathe your senses in exceptional views. Perfectly integrated into the island fauna, Le Méridien Tahiti imbues a stylish and relaxed atmosphere. The resort features colorful standard rooms overlooking lush gardens, contemporary chic guest rooms with views of the crystal clear lagoon, spacious suites with large open terraces, and exclusive Polynesian overwater bungalows. Guests enjoy a choice of two restaurants, a large pool, water sports and a local art center. Without forgetting the on-site Ecological center, open in 2012, which offers a unique experience of touching pool, marine life museum and aquariums.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 6 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti offers 121 large, comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms and suites including a kitchenette, a balcony or patio with wonderful views over the garden or ocean and free WiFi. The resort features two bars, a restaurant, a fitness center, a spa and beauty center and the island’s largest infinity pool facing the lagoon and the nearby island of Moorea. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, receive 25% off the nightly rate. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

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SIGHTSEEING / Tahiti & Moorea

City Tour of Papeete and Circle Island Tour of Tahiti Enjoy a day exploring the capital city of Papeete. The day begins with a visit to the traditional market where the Tahitians sell fish, fruits and local crafts before heading to the Cathedral of Papeete and the Vaima Center to browse shops. Board a vehicle for a discovery tour of the Polynesian Institutions including the Pearl Museum. After lunch (own expense) continue on a journey around the

Tahiti and Her Tropical Treasures

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Dolphin Encounter at Moorea Dolphin Center

Take a tour of the treasure chest that is Tahiti on a trip around the island. Visit Venus Point situated in the north on the edge of Matavai Bay, Arahoho Blow Hole, a powerful seawater geyser that showers onlookers, the waterfalls at Faarumai, Gauguin Museum (entry additional cost) and Vaipahi Garden. Departs: Papeete Mon-Sat at 12.45pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Dolphins occupy a special place in our hearts, perhaps because of their playfulness and love of humans. Encounters with the ocean's friendliest residents are waiting at Moorea Dolphin Center at Moorea InterContinental Resort & Spa. Here, adults swim with dolphins while children wade in the waters with them. Departs: Moorea at 9am, 1pm and 3.15pm daily. Duration: 30 minutes.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Hiking in the Lava Tubes

Tahitian Feast at Tiki Village

Enjoy a moderately difficult canyoning hike visiting the lava channels formed during the volcanic period when the island was born. Explore the rocks and vaults that Mother Nature herself carved out. Coming out of the lava tubes, follow the river bubbling with waterfalls and swim in the cool water. Departs: Papeete at 9am daily. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Lunch, headlight, gloves and coverall.

Visit Tiki Village, a picturesque recreated Polynesian cultural village and enjoy a Polynesian dance show and feast on dishes cooked in a Tahitian oven and barbecue. This village is a testament to traditional Tahiti, where you can wander from one fair to the next and explore local craftsmanship. Departs: Moorea Tue, Wed, Fri and Sun at 6pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Inner Island 4WD Tour Tahiti

Moana Lagoon Excursion & Motu Picnic

Set off from the east coast towards the center of the island and explore the Papenoo Crater. Here you will find lush vegetation, giant ferns and a myriad of colorful plants. Your 4WD will take you over rivers from where you can admire Tahiti’s waterfalls and misty mountains. Departs: Papeete Mon-Sat at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Set off on Moorea Lagoon and head for the famous Cook and Opunohu bays. During the first stop your guide will attract the reef sharks to the boat, and later stingrays at another stop. Your guide will show you how to make the iconic raw fish dish on the motu during the barbecue. Departs: Moorea Tue, Wed, Fri and Sun at 9.30am. Duration: 6 Hours. Includes: Mask, snorkel and lunch

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Catamaran Sunset Cruise Moorea

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island. Tahiti’s glittering gems include Pointe Venus and the Trou du Souffleur, a wonderful waterfall with a stunning backdrop. The day concludes with a visit to the Gauguin Museum followed by the stunning Vaipahi Gardens. Departs: Papeete Mon-Sat at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and most entry fees.

Moorea Tiki Island Tour

As the sky turns pink, orange, and purple over Cook Bay, set sail on an intimate catamaran cruise on the lagoon up to Maharepa. Enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets over the seas and bask in this magic moment. An attentive crew will ensure you have an enjoyable evening. Departs: Moorea Mon, Wed and Fri at 5pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Explore Tahiti's sister island, the heart shaped Moorea, and visit the unique Polynesian cultural village, Tiki Village. Enjoy beautiful views of this paradise island whilst visiting vanilla plantations and pineapple fields, before settling down to watch Tiki Village's Polynesian dancers. Departs: Papeete Tue-Sat at 9.30am. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Moorea / ISLAND RESORTS

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

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Set within abundant tropical gardens and rimmed by a white-sand beach and a brilliant lagoon teeming with friendly tropical fish, all bungalows have private terraces, beach or garden views and enjoy either their own private plunge pool or overwater direct lagoon access. For the ultimate in romantic meals, experience unique beach dining under the stars, illuminated by tiki torches and facing the lagoon.

DELUXE

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, receive 25% off the nightly rate. Valid Apr 1, 14 – Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is nestled between mountains and a beautiful lagoon in 24 acres of lush gardens, with a fantastic variety of activities to entertain and rejuvenate. Enjoy the Moorea Dolphin Center, TOPDIVE Center, Hélène's Spa, tennis, kayaking and the infinity pool featuring swim-up bar. Two restaurants feature French, Tahitian and international cuisine. Accommodation includes 144 stunning deluxe rooms and bungalows.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa Situated on a spectacular white-sand beach within walking distance of the main village of Maharepa, this Polynesianstyle resort offers garden bungalows with private plunge pools, beach access and overwater bungalows. All rooms feature a private balcony or sun-deck to while away the days. Protected coral gardens are located under each overwater bungalow, making this an ideal area for snorkeling.

FIRST CLASS

Bonus Offer: Book and pay 60 days in advance and receive 30% off the nightly rate on select room categories. Valid Nov 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Map Reference: 7

Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora is situated in an exceptional location, on a stunning white-sand beach surrounded by the tropical beauty of Tahiti. Inspired by Tahitian culture, the 113 bungalows, including large overwater bungalows and a new two-bedroom villa, subtly blend ultra-modern features with traditional design. The gastronomic restaurant K offers a unique barefoot elegance in the sand experience, while Pure and the Vue bar provide contemporary cuisine and a lively atmosphere.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 8 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2 (except Superior Garden Bungalow). Valid Nov 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Legends Resort Moorea Imagine a private haven nestled in 17 verdant acres surrounded by breathtaking views of a crystal blue lagoon and set against a backdrop of the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean. Now imagine savoring this spectacular view from the privacy of your own luxury villa with jacuzzi. Enjoy the private snorkeling beach, infinity pool, spa & wellness center, tennis court and fitness room. The motto at Legends is find your rhythm, find your time, find yourself. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Nov 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 9 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$


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ISLAND RESORTS / Bora Bora

The St Regis Bora Bora Resort

LUXE

Recognized as French Polynesia’s most desired escape, this sprawling resort matches the blissful Polynesian paradise of its surrounds with flawless signature services. Located on one of the most picturesque motus on Bora Bora, the Resort is one of the most glamorous on the Island. Situated on a 44-acre lush private island, the resort features luxurious accommodations, world class gourmet dining, and a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center. Accommodation options include regular and premier pool beach villas, luxury and Premier Overwater Villas and Royal Overwater Pool Villas. The St. Regis’s signature butler service, offered to all guests, is one of the resort’s distinguishing features. The resort also offers an Oasis Pool and Lagoon Pool with swim-up bar and restaurant. There are four delectable restaurants on the property including Bora Bora’s first sushi restaurant, the exclusive signature LAGOON by Jean-Georges and the Far Niente, the new Italian restaurant. Be sure to visit the 13,000 square foot spa, private Lagoonarium for snorkeling, as well as the gift and black pearl boutiques, art gallery and beauty salon. The St. Regis Bora Bora is a stunning resort with spectacular surroundings making it the perfect backdrop for a memorable Bora Bora vacation. Bonus Offer: Receive free half-board on select room categories. Valid Nov 1 - Dec 25, 14.†

LUXE Map Reference: 10 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa Suspended between turquoise waters and limitless skies, the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa is nestled in a sacred cove protected from the open sea by a string of tiny islets. With garden, hillside and lagoon views as well as overwater villas and suites, there is a choice of accommodation. Snorkel, picnic on an unspoiled islet or relax by the pool before an evening at Iriatai, Tamure Beach Fare Grill and Panoramic or Beach Bar.

DELUXE

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, receive 25% off the nightly rate. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Map Reference: 11

Le Méridien Bora Bora Contemporary and elegant style, the luxurious Le Méridien Bora Bora is set on a magnificent islet surrounded by the beautiful lagoon, with stunning sights over Mount Otemanu. The resort offers overwater bungalows with large glass floors, beach bungalows, intimate pool beach suites and villas with private infinity pools, all with chic Polynesian furniture and full facilities. The resort is proud of its turtle sanctuary which works to protect the species. For a unique experience vist the Ecological center where you’ll find aquariums, touching pool and the marine life museum. Bonus Offer: Stay 6 nights, pay for 5 and receive a free 30 minute sunset cruise. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily. www.duatravel.com

DELUXE Map Reference: 12 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


Bora Bora / ISLAND RESORTS & SIGHTSEEING

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa offers many activities including on-site diving with the renowned Bathys Diving Center. The resort stands out for its Balneotherapy & Thalassotherapy Center - the Deep Ocean Spa unique to the South Pacific, designed by Dr Treguer. Dine on fine cuisine at Le Reef Restaurant, Terrace and the Le Corail. Luxurious rooms feature traditional Polynesian crafts and the Resort provides daily shuttle boat transfers to the main island of Bora Bora.

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DELUXE Map Reference: 13 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Nov 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.† Includes: Breakfast daily.

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Nestled on a private white-sand beach, on the edge of one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is set in an exceptional environment. With a total of 55 bungalows, this address offers an intimate atmosphere, with traditional, Polynesian décor. Activities range from relaxing at the Holistic Spa to an Eco-tour on the lagoon, whilst Latitude 16° and Hurricane bar will take you on a Tahitian culinary voyage.

FIRST CLASS

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, receive half-board daily. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Map Reference: 14

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Sofitel Bora Bora is the only luxury, boutique resort in Bora Bora, featuring an intimate collection of 31 bungalows. The restaurant Manu Tuki and Mako Bar offer simple and exotic flavors from the Pacific to showcase a refined cuisine in sumptuous décor. Sunset champagne, romantic soirées and holistic spa treatments - the choice for personalized pampering is endless. Private Island guests receive complimentary WiFi, mini-bar (water, soda and beer restocked daily), non-motorized water sports equipment and boat transfers to Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort.

DELUXE Map Reference: 15 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4 and receive daily half-board in select room categories. Valid Apr 1, 14 – Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Visit the Lagoonarium See and swim with the amazing creatures of the Bora Bora lagoon at the private motu Lagoonarium, an outdoor aquarium displaying fish, turtles, rays and sharks. This is fun and safe for all ages. One of the specialties is the shark and ray feeding exhibition. Knowledgeable guides are experts in the behavior of these magnificent creatures, and demonstrate their skills with daily feeding exhibitions. You will be able to witness close up the actual feeding of sharks and various species of rays. This is an incredible experience you won't forget! Departs: Bora Bora Sun-Fri at 8.45am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and use of snorkeling equipment.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Shark & Ray Snorkeling Safari Bora Bora Explore Bora Bora’s marine life on board a covered boat. The waters will amaze you with the clarity and vivid blue colors. Two stops, one shallow, one deeper, will give you the opportunity to swim amongst the colorful fish, blacknose sharks and stingrays in their natural habitat. Departs: Bora Bora Mon-Sat at 1pm. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and use of snorkeling equipment. PRICE GUIDE: $

Dinner at Bloody Mary's Bora Bora One of Bora Bora’s most popular restaurants has welcomed many Hollywood stars to its typically Bora Bora interior. Sink your feet into the sand and indulge in an exotic cocktail with a seafood house special. Dinner includes an appetizer, choice of meat, salad, rice, vegetables and local fruits. Departs: Bora Bora Mon-Sat 6pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and dinner. PRICE GUIDE: $


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OUTER ISLAND RESORTS / Tahiti

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort Nestled in a wild coconut grove on a pink sand beach, the beautifully remote and relaxed Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is an idyllic escape. Offering a variety of spacious rooms including suites, overwater bungalows and beach bungalows, Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is one of the Pacific’s best-kept secrets. With private decks and modern comforts including fans, a mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities, safe and TV, the rooms provide the perfect décor for a restful and romantic stay at the heart of untouched wilderness. View the underwater life of the lagoon through the glass in your overwater bungalows, or relax on the beach just steps from your beach bungalow. Snorkeling equipment, canoes and kayaks are available for whiling away your time on this paradise island. The Manea Spa will provide the extraordinary experience of a traditional Polynesian massage, based on 100 per cent natural certified plants and Monoi oil. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, receive 25% off the nightly rate. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 16 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Royal Huahine Royal Huahine is a luxury hotel in Huahine tucked away in a small bay and accessible only by boat. This resort features six beaches, five lagoons and 11 overwater bungalows with wonderful views of Raiatea and Taha’a islands and the spectacular sunsets. Each bungalow provides comfort in a Polynesian atmosphere, featuring air-conditioning, ceiling fan, coffee/tea facilities, mini bar, hair-dryer, television, IDD telephone, a bath tub and sundeck with access to water. The main building, home to the restaurant, bar, lounge and boutique is also located overwater with views of the lagoon.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 17 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Hotel Maitai Rangiroa Located on one of the largest lagoons in the southern hemisphere, Hotel Maitai Rangiroa offers access to one of the top five dive destinations in the world. Just a 50-minute flight from Papeete, the resort is set amid exotic gardens and overlooks the beautiful azure lagoon with access to the beach and water sports. The hotel restaurant and bar, The Blue Lagoon, offers French, international and Polynesian specialties for lunch and dinner in a graceful, traditional Polynesian setting. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15.

www.duatravel.com

STANDARD Map Reference: 18 PRICE GUIDE: $$


165 The Cook Islands If a secluded island paradise is on your radar, the Cook Islands is your destination. Each island features just one main road that loops the island, and no building is higher than a coconut tree. The spectacular, natural scenery, the laid back lifestyle and the welcoming Polynesian culture create an extremely welcoming and peaceful environment that immediately puts visitors into a trance of relaxation.

Rarotonga Escape

6 days Aitutaki Escape

If you’ve ever dreamt about escaping to a remote deserted island, then look no further than the Cook Islands – where you will find a thousand years of Polynesian culture sitting side by side with some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the South Pacific. Discover Cook Islands’ culture, people and hospitality on these value priced vacations, loaded with inclusions. Includes: Five nights’ Rarotonga, choice of hotel, early check-in or late check-out, Island Discover tour with lunch, choice of Highland Paradise Sunset Island dinner or Te Vara Nui Over Water Dinner & Show, four NZ$50 dining vouchers to use at a choice of restaurants, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, meet and greet with fresh flower ei and tropical breakfast daily. Price per person twin share, from: Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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6 days Rarotonga, Aitutaki & Atiu

View the vast lagoon that extends out below like an artist’s palate in shades of jade-greens, turquoises and indigo blues, and studded with bright banks of orange coral just beneath the ocean’s surface. Aitutaki is most famous for its magnificent coral lagoon that will make lasting impressions as you arrive by air from Rarotonga. Escape to this amazing island paradise! Includes: Five nights Aitutaki, choice of hotel, lagoon cruise on Aitutaki, five NZ$50 dining vouchers to use at a choice of restaurants, round-trip airfare from Rarotonga to Aitutaki, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, meet and greet with fresh flower ei and tropical breakfast daily. Price per person twin share, from:

Palmerston

Mangaia

13 days

Experience the variety and uniqueness of three islands. Rarotonga is a blend of craggy mountains, dense jungle and stunning white sandy beaches. Aitutaki sits above one of the world’s largest coral lagoons while Atiu is a small rock island with limestone caves, coffee plantations and bush-beer drinking! Includes: Five nights Rarotonga, four nights Aitutaki, three nights Atiu, a choice of a bird tour or cave tour at Atiu, round-trip airport hotel transfers throughout, round-trip airfare Rarotonga, Atiu and Aitutaki, meet and greet with fresh flower ie and tropical breakfast daily.

Price per person twin share, from:

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ACCOMMODATION / Rarotonga

Crown Beach Resort & Spa Crown Beach Resort & Spa sits on the sheltered, sunset coast of Rarotonga, just 15 minutes from downtown Avarua and 10 minutes from the airport. Enjoy pure indulgence at Crown Beach Resort & Spa, Rarotonga's finest full service luxury boutique resort. It is set in five acres of lush tropical gardens nesting 36 stand-alone villas, on-site spa, on-site dive center, two restaurants and bars, a cocktail lounge, gym, an expansive white-sand beach, surreal turquoise lagoon, beautiful waterfall mineral swimming pool and spectacular sunsets. With a choice of Garden Villas, private Courtyard Pool Suites and Beachfront Villas with stunning views, all villas and suites feature a king bed adorned with lavish textures in neutral tones. All are equipped with self-catering facilities, lounge suite and private deck or courtyard, and all guests receive nightly turn down service. Crown Beach Resort & Spa oozes luxury and romance for those seeking a private heavenly space. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4 and receive a NZ$250 F&B, spa or WiFi credit. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily, use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks and daily triple happy hour featuring buy one, get one for free.

DELUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Rarotonga Enjoy true beachfront luxury at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Rarotonga. All seven villas have been designed for the discerning traveler and are equipped with luxurious fittings and furnishings and finished to exacting standards with great attention to detail. Guests are greeted on arrival with a fresh flower ei, private transfer and a champagne gift basket is waiting in their villa. Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa boasts an award-winning Waterfall Spa facility offering a full spa menu including a range of Polynesian, Eastern and European organic and holistic treatments and the very rejuvenating Vichy Shower. An extensive range of dining options are available. Gourmet lunch hampers can be delivered to the villas or you can request provisions for their arrival. Fully catered barbecues are one of the most popular requests and offer a wonderful way to add to a special occasion.

DELUXE

Includes: Breakfast daily, round-trip transfer, arrival basket with a bottle of wine, use of DVD/CD and reading libraries, kayaks, snorkeling equipment and barbecues.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Map Reference: 2

Royale Takitumu An intimate resort, located directly on pristine Titikaveka Lagoon, Royale Takitumu is an all-villa property, providing a genuine and uniquely Cook Islands vacation. The 10 exclusive, free standing, thatched roof villas, all boast breathtaking views of the palm-fringed, sandy beach and turquoise lagoon. Each villa is designed and decorated in true Polynesian style and dĂŠcor. All feature kitchenettes, private verandas, while some also include the added luxury of flowering lily ponds and entry bridges. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, arrival drink and use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment.

www.duatravel.com

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$


Rarotonga / ACCOMMODATION

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

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Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, Rarotonga’s newest adults-only beachfront resort. Guests enjoy cocktails at the swim-up pool bar, pampering at SpaPolynesia LUXE@Lime Blossom Villa, cuisine at the Bluewater Grill and fresh Asian flavors and Teppanyaki at Ginger Garden. Step from your stylish beachfront suite onto Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve for all-tide world-class snorkelling in this underwater playground.

FIRST CLASS

Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, Manager’s sunset cocktail party, use of snorkeling equipment & stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, tennis equipment and court and daily activities program.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Map Reference: 4

Little Polynesian Resort The Little Polynesian Resort offers 10 ares (bungalows) built over the beach. Snorkel along majestic reefs, dive worldclass sites or simply lie back and enjoy the sun and sand from the privacy of your very own gazebo. Indulge in a Polynesian massage and therapeutic treatment, either in the sanctuary of your own are or in the open breeze of your exclusive sun deck.

DELUXE

Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 6. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily, round-trip airport transfers, tropical welcome drink, use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks and stand up paddleboards.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Map Reference: 5

Muri Beach Club Hotel Absolute beachfront – the adults only Muri Beach Club Hotel is located on the south east corner of the island, right on stunning Muri Beach overlooking the tropical islet of Ta'akoka. Muri Lagoon boasts some of the most pristine snorkeling grounds on the island and offers a variety of water-sports for the more energetic. Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 6. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily and use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 6 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa Slip off your watch, your shoes and your cares at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, located right on the beachfront with a crystal-clear, blue lagoon on the south-west coast of Rarotonga. Guests enjoy sizzling sunsets and all tide swimming. Choose from Garden and Beachfront guest rooms, Deluxe Beachside and Beachfront suites, fully-equipped Grand Beachfront suites and Two-bedroom Beachside suites. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, Manager’s sunset cocktail party, use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, tennis, gym and free daily activities program.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 7 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Rarotonga Beach Bungalows Just five individual, tropical beach bungalows are clustered like a native-style village on the beach in Titikaveka, south Rarotonga, located in front of a marine wildlife reserve. All en suite units are comfortably furnished, with garden shower, air-conditioning and white sand at every doorstep. 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. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 8 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$


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ACCOMMODATION / Rarotonga

Pacific Resort Rarotonga The Pacific Resort Rarotonga is nestled discreetly on the white sands of what is Rarotonga’s most spectacular lagoon. Authentic and boutique, Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers a blend of modern comforts and traditional island hospitality. Here is a place where simple, lazy days meet luxurious evenings and where friendly, gracious staff meet your every request. Be relaxed with a casual beachfront meal at the Barefoot Bar, be tempted by succulent fresh seafood, Pacific and international dishes at Sandals restaurant, or be summoned by beating drums to an authentic Cook Island feast. Spend your days swimming, sunbathing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking around the islands and its small islets or relaxing on the beach, sipping on a cocktail at The Barefoot Bar and savoring the tropical paradise. Choose from two bedroom beachfront villas and garden villas, and two and three-bedroom lagoon view villas, garden suites, family rooms and studio rooms. All accommodation options are spacious and combine contemporary features with barefoot luxury. Each include a private patio or balcony to ensure complete relaxation.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 9 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment, intro scuba diving session in resort pool, garden tour, daily activities and free kids' club.

Palm Grove Set in the enchanting area of Vaimaanga on the stunning southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga. There are 26 individual bungalows scattered over five acres of landscaped beachfront and garden property. Facilities include an on-site restaurant and bar, pool, barbecue area and motorbike rentals in this private piece of paradise. Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 6. Valid Nov 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks and beach towels.

STANDARD Map Reference: 10 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Sunset Resort Rarotonga Sunset Resort Rarotonga is a lovely boutique property located on the western beaches of Rarotonga, just five minutes' drive from the airport and within 10 minutes of the main township, Avarua. The property offers 35 spacious selfcatering apartments situated either on the beachfront overlooking the lagoon or poolside amid lush tropical gardens. The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast, lunch, ĂĄ la carte and theme night dining. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Nov 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily.

www.duatravel.com

STANDARD Map Reference: 11 PRICE GUIDE: $$


Rarotonga / SIGHTSEEING

Aitutaki Day Tour

Pacific Divers

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This Aitutaki Day Tour is a full-day excursion featuring one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. Everyone visiting the Cook Islands should take the opportunity to visit Aitutaki but if you are unable to stay overnight, take advantage of this awardwinning day tour. Departs: Rarotonga daily at 8am. Duration: 7.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments and lunch.

Experience the magic of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy the beautiful unspoiled reef of the Cook Islands as a Pacific diver. Join a committed and enthusiastic team to explore coral terrain, canyons, drop offs and drifts. Fish life is varied and includes hawksbill and green turtles, white tip and grey reef sharks. View Napoleon wrasse, giant moray, giant clams and a myriad of reef fish and invertebrates.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

If you have never dived before you may prefer to join a beginners course, designed for those who want to try diving for the first time. Snorkeling and night dive options available.

Pa's Cross Island Walk Cross the island of Rarotonga and explore the rugged interior. The hike leads up the valley and across the island under a canopy of native trees to a steep 1,300 foot ascent of the Needle. See ancient ceremonial stones and hear legends of the ancient Polynesians. Departs: Rarotonga Mon, Wed and Fri, time varies. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and light lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $

Jungle Quad Adventure

Departs: Rarotonga Mon-Fri at 8.30am and Sun at 12.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, one tank dive, all equipment and refreshments.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Overwater Night Show & Dinner

If true adventure is what you are looking for, enjoy the thrills and challenge of getting lost deep in lush and preserved jungle, driving your very own 350cc Yamaha Grizzly Quad. Mostly off road, venture through hidden valleys and get a close view of the great Te Atukura Mountain (subject to weather). Departs: Rarotonga daily at 10.30am. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

The largest and most spectacular cultural show in Rarotonga starts with a delicious buffet of both island and western food. Enjoy a rich cultural performance as Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians perform on fixed and floating stages in a waterfall garden. Departs: Rarotonga Tue, Thu and Sat at 6pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, buffet dinner and show.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Island Discovery Tour

Lagoon Cruise

A convenient way to explore the island of Rarotonga is to orientate yourself on arrival join an Island Discovery tour. Learn about the island's history and culture, see landmarks and enjoy a coconut demonstration by your guide. Departs: Rarotonga Mon-Fri 10am-1pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, shopping stop and coconut demonstration.

This marine reserve lagoon cruise on a glass-bottom boat will take you to see giant clams and a variety of colorful marine life with the option of swimming and snorkeling. Departs: MonSat at 11am. Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, barbecue lunch, snorkeling, coconut show, string band and pareo tying show.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Raro Reef Sub Raro Reef Sub offers visitors a chance to tour Rarotonga's reef without getting wet. Cruise the north coral reef of Rarotonga, go aboard the semi-submersible to enjoy the views of the island from the top deck or go below to observe the sea life and shipwrecks. Departs: Rarotonga daily at 9am, 2pm and 4pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $

Toll-Free 877 888 6227


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ACCOMMODATION / Aitutaki

Pacific Resort Aitutaki Pacific Resort Aitutaki offers secluded luxury on an atoll. Let Aitutaki seduce you with its beauty and its most exclusive and luxurious resort. Relax in the gardens or sip on a tropical cocktail at the The Black Rock CafĂŠ & Bar. Swim, sunbathe, explore rock pools, kayak around the islands and its small islets, or head out for a spot of fishing and perhaps dine on your catch for dinner. The cuisine will fire up your palate as the signature Rapae Bay Restaurant features the very best of tantalizing South Pacific fare. Surrender to the spell of this exclusive sanctuary which offers beautifully appointed options in a variety of styles and furnishing. Limited to just 27 luxurious, absolute beachfront bungalows, suites and villas, all with their own personal, panoramic view of Aitutaki Lagoon. Featuring a private day bed for ultimate relaxation. Multi-award-winning and known as one of the world's leading boutique island resorts, Pacific Resort Aitutaki provides an enclave of romance, refinement and luxury that beckons even the most discerning traveler. Includes: Breakfast daily, round-trip airport transfers, fresh coconut nu on arrival, use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, beach towels and bicycles.

DELUXE Map Reference: 12 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Aitutaki Escape Aitutaki Escape is a unique collection of three private villas which have been designed with couples and small groups in mind. The beachfront villas, located at the water's edge on the stunning Aitutaki Lagoon, provide a luxurious home away from home. Each fully air-conditioned villa features a private pool with a cascading waterfall, a tropical garden and a deck, spa, super-king-size four poster bed, floor-to-ceiling glass en suites, home theater system and DVD library, with full designer kitchen, beautiful marble floors throughout and spacious open plan living. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Nov 1, 14 - Mar 31, 15. Includes: Continental breakfast basket, round-trip airport transfers with flower ei greeting on arrival, welcome wine basket, a NZ$50 F&B voucher for an Aitutaki restaurant of choice, one day scooter hire per villa, laundry service, use of DVD/CD and reading library, bicycles, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, barbecue and concierge services during regular business hours.

DELUXE Map Reference: 13 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Tamanu Beach Resort Tamanu Beach Resort is located on the western coast of Aitutaki, with stunning sunset views from the beachfront restaurant and bar. The resort features 22 bungalows with five accommodation options, including self-contained studio rooms and one bedroom lagoon view rooms. All bungalows are nestled amongst lush tropical gardens and the beachfront rooms are on the water's edge, just steps from the gorgeous blue lagoon and the two freshwater pools. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily and use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, beach towels and bicycles.

www.duatravel.com

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 14 PRICE GUIDE: $$$


Aitutaki / ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

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Secluded and romantic, Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is nestled on its own island in the pristine waters of Aitutaki Lagoon. Acclaimed as one of the world’s top private island resorts, it is the only accommodation located directly on what is considered one of the earth’s most beautiful lagoons. This enchanted adults-only retreat for guests aged 16 years and over has recently enjoyed a multi-million makeover and offers the only Overwater Bungalows in the Cook Islands, along with Deluxe Beachfront Bungalows, new Premium Beachfront Bungalows, Beachfront Bungalows and the completelyprivate, fully self-contained Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa Te Arau. Effortlessly blending traditional Polynesian aesthetics with modern comforts, all bungalows are hand-thatched with plaited coconut fronds and feature local wood carvings, open-air showers, air-conditioning, private verandah, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The Resort offers memorable romantic experiences for couples in love including private candlelit dinners on the champagne sands under the stars, served by your personal waiter. Choose from a sumptuous 7-course Degustation Menu or a succulent fresh Seafood Platter to share.

DELUXE Map Reference: 15 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, manager’s sunset cocktail party, use of standup paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, sunloungers, beach towels and extensive daily activities.

Ranginui's Retreat Ranginui’s Retreat is a small property with just eight self-contained bungalows, located on the edge of the channel separating the main island of Aitutaki and Motu Akitua. Each bungalow sleeps up to three adults and includes a kitchenette with fridge. Ranginui's Retreat looks out to Motu Akitua and guests can explore the lagoon at leisure by sea kayak or lagoon cruise. The Boatshed Bar & Grill, Koru Café and Samade Bar & Restaurant are all within a couple of minutes' walking distance. This is a great option for the budget-conscious traveler.

Bishops One Foot Island Lagoon Cruise See Aitutaki Lagoon from its beautiful blue waters cruising aboard the Lagoon Lova to the Motu of Akaiami and the volcanic island of Moturaku. After optional snorkeling and fish feeding, stop at Tapuaetai Motu, better known as One Foot Island, for a barbecue lunch. Departs: Aitutaki Mon-Sat at 9am. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, lunch and use of towels. PRICE GUIDE: $

The Vaka Cruise Cruise beautiful Aitutaki Lagoon on aboard beautiful "Titi ai Tonga". This superb cruise takes you to two fantastic, remote islets and a snorkeling area where you can feed tropical fish and see giant clams. Departs: Aitutaki Mon-Sat at 10am. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, barbecue lunch and use of snorkeling equipment. PRICE GUIDE: $

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

STANDARD Map Reference: 16 PRICE GUIDE: $


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Atiu Guesthouse, Are Manuiri Experience real island life, be part of the village and gain insight into the daily routine of a remote island community. Atiu Guesthouse, also known as Are Manuiri, meaning guesthouse, is your opportunity to live like a local. The Guesthouse has two twin bedrooms and one family bedroom with a queen size and a single bed; each equipped with a fan and screened windows. The kitchen, living, dining and bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. The owners do not live on premises, but are easily contacted during your stay.

STANDARD

Atiu Island is just a 45-minute flight from Rarotonga and home to cave structures, fossilized coral, birds, jungle, walking trails, deserted beaches, coffee plantations and a small community of just 450 residents. Six chalet-style villas are set in tropical gardens surrounded by jungle and overlooking a valley with views to the ocean. On-site is an evening restaurant, pool, tennis court, cars, scooters, bicycles and free WiFi. Atiu Villas is the perfect place to stay so that you can explore and experience the adventures of Atiu Island from the comfort of traditional-style accommodation.

STANDARD

Map Reference: 17 PRICE GUIDE: $

Atiu Villas

Anatakitaki Cave Tour

PRICE GUIDE: $

Bird Watcher's Tour

Anatakitaki Cave Tour offers a unique opportunity to visit the only habitat of the indigenous kopeka Bird. The kopeka, a tiny swift like bird, lives in the dark interior of the cave, only coming out to feed. While in the pitch darkness of Anatakitaki Cave, the kopeka finds its way around by using an echo-locating clicking sound, similar to bats.

A bird watcher's paradise, Atiu has a traditional name, Enuamanu, which means land of the birds. See the best of this unique island as you set out on a search of exotic bird species including the Kopeka and Kakerori. The Bird Watcher's Tour is a wonderful way to explore Atiu Island, its natural beauty, lush plants, jungle and savor the views of the beautiful coastline.

The trek to the cave entrance is an exhilarating and sometimes challenging 30-minutes of walking over rugged coral and limestone terrain. The path is lined with interesting coral formations featuring fossilized shells embedded in the limestone structures. Some of the fossils along the track date back to over 120,000 years. A reasonable level of fitness and agility is required.

When the first Polynesians arrived in Atiu, the island must have been covered with birds. This is not quite the case today, as Atiu's birds were plundered for food and decoration by the early Polynesians. The community is now active in re-establishing Atiu as the land of the birds in the Cook Islands, and these endeavors have resulted in rapid increases in almost all species.

Departs: Various times. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Atiu Island Tour Visiting the more remote Atiu Island on an orientation tour is an ideal way to commence your stay. Walk white-sand beaches, picnic in paradise, discover fascinating historic sites, learn of the people of Enuamanu and their customs and see the dramatic variations between bush and coast. Departs: Various times. Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and refreshments. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Departs: Various times. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

PRICE GUIDE: $


173 Vanuatu

Torres Islands

Vanua Lava

Vanuatu comprises a string of 83 islands that stretch across the Pacific Ocean bursting with swaying palm trees, beautiful coral reefs, and unspoiled beaches to discover. Vanuatu has activities to offer all visitors including treks, abseiling, wreck dive exploration, cultural village visits and anything for those looking to experience something new.

Banks Island Santa Maria

PACIFIC O CEAN Maewo

Aoba Espiritu Santo

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Vanuatu Escape

6 days Tanna Island Experience

Vanuatu is more than a decadent escape with balmy breezes and gourmet food. Port Vila spreads up steep hillsides offering sensational views over the harbor, sculpted inlets, lagoons and islets. With a faded French atmosphere, rambling streets and café scene, Vila offers a fun atmosphere and caters for all ages with a choice of nightclubs, pubs, casinos, and resort bars. Shopping is fun, easy going and hassle free, as prices are fixed and bargaining is not a part of the Vanuatu lifestyle. Includes: Five nights Vanuatu, choice of hotel, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, half-day Sail and Snorkel tour, a Vila and Environs tour and a Secret Garden tour. Price per person twin share, from:

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745

3 days Vanuatu Highlights

Tanna means ‘earth’ in Tannese and is truly reflected throughout your visit. Glorious, rich, soft volcanic earth; lush, undisturbed rainforests, mighty mountains, hot springs, and waterfalls all surround the fuming Mount Yasur, one of the world’s most active volcano. There is a lot to see and do in Tanna – from swimming in underwater caves, snorkeling on some of the best coral in the South Pacific, visiting untouched waterfalls, watching the island’s wild horses and experiencing an ancient culture that remains largely unchanged. Make sure you allow time to explore! Includes: Two nights Tanna, choice of hotel, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, round-trip airfare from Port Vila to Tanna, a Yasur Volcano tour and continental breakfast daily. Price per person twin share, from:

1,467

8 days

Vanuatu – a land of volcanoes, underwater shipwrecks, ancient cultures, waterfalls, and a myriad of hidden bays and beaches. Visit Efate and experience top diving, world-class game fishing, local culture and a relaxed tropical lifestyle. Travel across to Tanna and view the magical Mount Yasur and Santo to see the Blue Hole. Includes: Three nights Iririki Island Resort, one night Jungle Oasis Resort, three nights Bokissa Private Island Resort, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, round-trip airfare from Port Vila to Tanna and Santo, sunset cruise, Mele Cascade Waterfalls tour, Vila and Environs tour, Yasar Volcano tour and a Northern Seaside and Blue Hole tour. Price per person twin share, from:

2,800


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The Havannah, Vanuatu The Havannah is Vanuatu’s newest luxury retreat and is exclusively for adults. You will find this intimate, beachfront resort in an unrivaled location at Samoa Point set amidst flame trees and tropical gardens. The resort features 16 luxurious, air-conditioned villas, some with infinity plunge pools and others with private access to a split level lagoon pool. Enjoy indulgent treatments at Arom’essence Day Spa, fishing, diving and tennis. The Point Restaurant offers gourmet cuisine using fresh local ingredients and fine wines.

DELUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Breakfast, return airport transfers, daily Port Vila shuttle, welcome drink on arrival, use of non-motorized water sports equipment, and internet access in public areas.

Iririki Island Resort & Spa Iririki Island Resort & Spa is an island haven located just 15-minutes from the airport and five minutes from Port Vila town center, accessible via a short, complimentary 24-hour ferry crossing. With two distinct styles of accommodation, you have the choice of staying in one of the island bungalows or apartments. Facilities include two pools, tennis courts, gym, and Spa Frangipani. Dining options include four restaurants and bars with a wide variety of local and international dishes.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Includes: Breakfast daily.

Aore Island Resort A private and secluded tropical paradise, Aore Island Resort is set on the water’s edge just two miles from Santo. This accommodation is a boutique resort offering personalized service and 18 en suite bungalows, each with a large balcony overlooking the beach and ocean. The resort’s restaurant ‘Big Nakamal’ is located right on the beach with panoramic bay views. Explore the coastline by kayak, or the island by bike, or simply relax around the resort pool.

FIRST CLASS

Includes: Continental breakfast.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Map Reference: 3

Breakas Beach Resort Breakas Beach Resort provides an intimate vacation retreat exclusively for adults. The boutique resort is exceptionally well presented, offering unique quality accommodation and facilities. Located within the natural beauty of Pango Peninsula with a private cove, swimming, snorkeling, diving, surfing, hiking, windsurfing and relaxing on the beach are possible year round. With an unrivaled backdrop in Port Vila, and awarded for their distinctive tropical design, Breakas Beach Resort Garden and Beach Bungalows provide a stylish base for an idyllic and relaxed beachfront vacation.

STANDARD Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Includes: Continental breakfast, welcome fruit cocktail, guided reef walk and a 30-minute beach massage.

Bokissa Private Island Resort Bokissa Private Island Resort is an exclusive Resort located on its own privately owned island. This secluded sanctuary is set on 175 acres of dense tropical rainforest, surrounded by clear ocean water and lush coral reefs. The private air-conditioned bungalows provide absolute beach frontage and are separated enough so that guests have a sense of privacy while still being close to the swimming pool, dining area, bars and entertainment facilities. The Resort’s excellent location allows you to enjoy the pristine natural surrounds and an authentic island experience. Includes: Meals and return coach and boat transfers from Santo Airport.

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FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


175 Samoa Made up of 10 islands, each with their own distinct and unique environments, Samoa is a postcard of natural beauty and scenery. Rainforest covered volcanic mountain peaks, white sandy beaches, thundering waterfalls and crystal clear waters await your discovery on this island paradise.

Samoa Escape

6 days Discover Samoa

Samoa is a special land of extraordinary beauty, where turquoise lagoons lap onto unspoiled white sandy beaches lined with coconut palms, and where cascading waterfalls and mist covered mountain peaks are all contained within a sparkling necklace of coral reefs. Visitors are welcomed with genuine hospitality within this spectacular island haven, and this five night escape to Samoa offers a chance to experience a taste of paradise. Includes: Five nights’ Apia, choice of hotel, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, half-day Experience Apia tour, full-day Manono Island tour including light lunch and breakfast daily.

Price per person twin share, from:

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987

10 days

Discover the magical islands of Samoa with stops at three of the most enchanting resorts on the two main islands of Upolu and Savai’i. Enjoy three nights at the legendary Aggie Grey’s Lagoon, Beach Resort & Spa in the capital city of Apia. Continue your journey to the neighboring, and still largely uninhabited, island of Savai’i where you will stay three nights at the Le Lagoto Resort, before returning back the main island of Upolu to unwind during your three nights at the renowned Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa. Includes: Nine nights’ accommodation and airport/ hotel/ferry transfers.

Price per person twin share, from:

1,795

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Aggie Grey’s Lagoon, Beach Resort & Spa Offering direct access to the beach, Aggie Grey’s Lagoon, Beach Resort & Spa in Faleolo is within easy reach of a golf driving range and whale-watching. Feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the private white-sand beach. All 140 Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are spacious and comfortable and positioned for the best views of the beach and lagoon. Suitable for families, the room sleeps up to four guests and is fully air-conditioned.

FIRST CLASS

Includes: Hotel transfers and breakfast daily.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Map Reference: 1

Le Vasa Resort Samoa Le Vasa Resort is a secluded spectacular oceanfront resort with modern amenities; offering a complete vacation experience. The resort features a romantic ocean view restaurant with fresh local ingredients and South Pacific Mediterranean cuisine, a full bar and a large swimming pool. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance and stunning views of Manono and Savai’i islands. Eight Oceanfront Fales and three Oceanfront Villas all have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, large en suite bathrooms, hot water, open beam structure, wood or tile floors, bar fridge, electric kettle and private waterfront decks. Children over 10 years are welcome.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Use of bicycles, fishing hand lines, sea kayaks and snorkeling equipment.

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa Located on the beautiful south coast of Upolu, Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa is a friendly and peaceful retreat. Set amongst lush exotic gardens and embraced by spectacular ocean views, the resort reflects simplicity, seclusion and serenity. Offering 31 Fales including Gardenview, Oceanview and Beachside Fales, all rooms feature air-conditioning with standard facilities including phone, fridge, hair-dryer, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and a balcony.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Friday Champagne and canapé hour and afternoon tea.

Le Lagoto Beach Resort Located on the island of Savai’i, Le Lagoto Resort is the ideal tropical getaway. A boutique resort in a private and intimate setting on a secluded white sandy beach fringed with coconut palms and crystal clear water, Le Lagoto Resort is the perfect spot for you to relax and unwind. The Samoan styled Fales have contemporary touches to ensure that guests are completely comfortable. Each Fale has a private patio with sea views, tropical gardens and are perfectly situated for views of the famous sunsets. With only 10 private Fales and one Beach House the resort guarantees personal attention from the friendly Samoan staff.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Tropical breakfast, 15-minute massage per Fale and use of non-motorized watersports.

Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa Coconuts is ‘Samoa in a hotel’, designed specifically to harmonize with its natural and cultural surroundings. Just as life in Samoa is truly relaxing, so is life at Coconuts. Whether that means reading a book by the beachfront pool, with an occasional stop at the swim-up bar; a relaxing massage; snorkeling or kayaking in the lagoon; or taking a long walk down the miles of beach, it is difficult not to relax at Coconuts. Boasting a range of luxury accommodation options; this boutique resort is perfect for couples, honeymooners and even those who wish to be married in a traditional Samoan ceremony. Includes: Free mini-bar (no spirits) and transfers. www.duatravel.com

STANDARD Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$$


177 Papua New Guinea Incredible and diverse cultural heritage is kept alive by the more than 200 traditional Melanesian cultures present today in Papua New Guinea. Elaborate rituals, dress and dialects can be seen across the country with a number of cultural shows open to the public throughout the year. Discover the magnificent scenery ranging from unspoiled coral atolls to lush tropical rainforests and giant volcanic mountains.

Islands to Highlands

8 days New Guinea Explorer

Providing an unparalleled array of natural beauty, exotic wildlife and cultural tradition, Papua New Guinea is one of the last frontiers of adventure travel. Malolo Plantation Lodge is set amidst palm trees and lush tropical gardens overlooking volcanic islands in the Bismark Sea. Enjoy daily cultural tours to nearby villages and learn how locals use the forest plants and fruits for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. From the north coast of Madang, travel to the highlands and explore the world of the Melpa people. A comprehensive touring program takes you on a journey through the traditions and customs of these people. Includes: Four nights Malolo Plantation Lodge, three nights Rondon Ridge, transfers, touring and most meals. Price per person twin share, from:

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3,648

2

4,474

Bougainville Island

Madang New Britain Island

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6 days The New Guinea Odyssey

Papua New Guinea remains one of the world’s last lands of mystery and wonder. With much of the region unexplored, travelers have the opportunity to discover exotic animals, unusual art and extravagant warriors. Start in the Western Highlands province and explore the culture of the local Melpa People, walk along endless trails for an opportunity to experience the unique ecology of the area. Continue your expedition into the Sepik region, an area that had restricted access until the 1960s. Spend one night at Tari, home to one of the most immediately recognizable cultures in Papua New Guinea – the Huli Wigmen. Includes: Two nights Rondon Ridge, two nights Sepik Spirit, one night Ambua Lodge, transfers, touring and most meals. Price per person twin share, from:

Latangai Island

3

Port Moresby

12 days

Discover the culture and natural environment as you immerse yourself in the “Land of the Unexpected” with a journey through Papua New Guinea. Explore the many cultures of this country including the Melpa of the Wahgi Valley, the Iatmul of the Sepik River, the Yokoim of the Karawari River and the Huli of the Tari Basin. It is not just the tribes that are unique to this region, some of the flora and fauna is just as exclusive. Keep an eye out for the ribbon-tailed astrapia, the Sepik blue orchid and the twelve-wired bird of paradise. Includes: Three nights Rondon Ridge, two nights Karawari Lodge, three nights MV Sepik Spirit, two nights Ambua Lodge, one night Airways Hotel, transfers, touring and most meals. Price per person twin share, from:

8,294


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Ambua Lodge – Southern Highlands Province Nestled amongst the Doma Peaks near Tari, almost 7,000 feet above sea level, is Ambua Lodge, an award-winning, eco-friendly lodge boasting magnificent views of the Tari Valley. Accommodation consists of 40 round houses, set amongst landscaped gardens and built almost exclusively from natural materials. Each unit features 180 degree picture windows to soak in the view and en suite bathrooms. Ambua arranges culturally based excursions to nearby Huli villages and is a favored destination amongst birders.

STANDARD Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Tours, transfers and meals from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day.

Karawari Lodge – East Sepik Province One of the most remote and unspoiled destinations in Papua New Guinea - the Lodge’s private airstrip and the Karawari River are the only way in or out. Guests are accommodated in 10 separate cottages, each offering two private twin beds with modern en suite bathrooms, and a communal verandah. Despite its remoteness, the lodge has electricity, hot and cold water, comfortable mosquito-netted beds, ceiling fans, and a breezy verandah - all make for a welcome sanctuary after a day’s exploration.

STANDARD Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Tours, transfers and meals from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day.

Malolo Plantation Lodge, North Coast Madang Set amidst palm trees and lush tropical gardens overlooking volcanic islands in the Bismark Sea is a most magical and peaceful retreat - Malolo Plantation Lodge. Daily cultural tours visit nearby coastal villages where local people still live mostly off the ocean and surrounding forests. Experience a traditional canoe trip over crystal clear waters to an exotic uninhabited island for snorkeling or guided nature walks. Sea kayaks and scuba diving excursions can also be arranged from Malolo. Guests are accommodated in 14 air-conditioned rooms, each with en suite bathroom, private balcony and stunning ocean views.

STANDARD Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Tours, transfers and meals from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day.

Bensbach Wildlife Lodge, Western Province The remote and sparsely populated south-western corner of Papua New Guinea is home to the country’s most isolated wilderness lodge - Bensbach. Unlike most of the country there are no towering mountains or waterfalls, only wide, sweeping flood plains abundant with all forms of wildlife. Bensbach accommodates up to 16 guests in two separate wings, each linked to the main lodge building that houses the dining area, a well-stocked bar and comfortable lounge. Built entirely from local materials, visitor comforts include 220V electricity, ceiling fans, hot and cold water.

STANDARD Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Tours, transfers and meals from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day.

Rondon Ridge, Western Highland Province Rising 7,100 feet above sea level and boasting panoramic views of the Wahgi Valley below, Rondon Ridge is the pinnacle of luxury in a remote and rural setting. A comprehensive touring program takes you on a journey through the traditions and customs of the Melpa people. Guests are accommodated in 12 tastefully appointed rooms with warmed king beds for those fresh highlands nights, with modern en suite bathrooms. Rondon Ridge has 24-hour, ecofriendly electricity, provided by its own hydroelectric power plant that generates clean, natural energy from a nearby mountain stream. Includes: Tours, transfers and meals from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day. www.duatravel.com

STANDARD Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


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