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Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific Islands Travel Brochure 2011-2012


Contents

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NEW ZEALAND

WELCOME 02 04 06 08 10 14 15 16 17 18 20

116 118 119 120 122

About Us Using The Brochure Researching Your Trip Airlines South Pacific Stopovers Car Hire Hire Australia Car Hire Hire New Zealand Motorhome Rentals Australia Motorhome Rentals New Zealand Customized Packages Escorted Inclusive Tours

123/North Island and Auckland 124 125 126

Adventurously Australia Adventurously New Zealand Welcome to Australia Independent Travel Pass Independent Travel & Rail Journeys Rail Journeys

34/ Sydney and New South Wales 35 36

38 42 43 44

Sydney Tours Sydney Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley Tours Sydney Accommodation Sydney and Beaches Accommodation Sydney Beaches and New South Wales Accommodation Coastal New South Wales

45/ Melbourne and Victoria 46 47 48 50

Melbourne Tours Great Ocean Road Tours & Accommodation Melbourne Accommodation Melbourne & Victoria Accommodation

51/ Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef & Tropical North 52 54 56 57 58 59 60 63 64 65 66 67 69 70 71 72

Cairns & Port Douglas Tours Great Barrier Reef Tours Great Barrier Reef Cruising Cairns Accommodation Cairns & Northern Beaches Accommodation Northern Beaches Accommodation Port Douglas Accommodation Rainforest Lodges Queensland Islands Northern Great Barrier Reef Islands Northern Great Barrier Reef Islands & Coastal Havens Whitsundays Islands Whitsundays Touring Whitsundays Mainland Whitsundays and Central Islands Southern Islands

73/ Brisbane, Gold & Sunshine Coasts 74 75 76 77

Brisbane Tours & Accommodation Brisbane Accommodation Sunshine Coast & Moreton Island Gold Coast Accommodation

Auckland Tours Auckland Tours & Accommodation Auckland Accommodation

129/Northland and Coromandel

AUSTRALIA 24 26 28 30 31 32

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

130 131 132

Northland Tours Northland Tours & Accommodation Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

133/Rotorua, Taupo and Hawke’s Bay 78/ Red Centre 79 81 82 83 84

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

85/ Darwin and Australia’s Top End 86 87 88 89 90

Darwin Touring Kakadu Touring Darwin Accommodation Darwin & Kakadu Accommodation Kakadu Touring & Accommodation

91/ Australia’s North West 92 93 94

Broome and the North West Touring Broome Accommodation Kununurra Accommodation & Touring

95/ Perth and The South West 96 97 98 99 100

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

134 135 136 137 138

Rotorua Tours Rotorua Tours & Accommodation Rotorua & Taupo Accommodation Tongariro Tours & Accommodation Hawke’s Bay, Napier, Martinborough

139/Wellington 140 141

Wellington Tours Wellington Accommodation

142/South Island

143 144 146

South Island Touring & Independent Travel Marlborough Nelson & Abel Tasman Tours Kaikoura

147/Christchurch 148 149 150 151 152 153

Christchurch Tours Christchurch Tours & Accommodation Christchurch Accommodation West Coast & Glacier Tours West Coast & Mt Cook Tours & Accommodation Wanaka

154/Queenstown 155 156 157 159 160

Queenstown Tours Queenstown Tours & Accommodation Queenstown Accommodation Queenstown, Central Otago and Te Anau Dunedin & Stewart Island

161

Terms and Conditions

101/Adelaide and South Australia 102 103 105 108 109

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

110/Tasmania 111 113 114 115

Hobart, Strahan, Tasmania Tours Hobart Accommodation Launceston Accommodation Tasmania Accommodation


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Welcome

ABEL TASMAN TOURS

About Us Seattle-based A.T. Tours has been collaborating in designing dream-cometrue trips to Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific since 1989. Over the years we’ve seen changes in the way American travelers regard our destinations. In the early days, they went expecting to find Crocodile Dundee and shrimp on the barbie – both wildly exaggerated products of the media’s imagination, but lots of fun. Today’s visitor is far more sophisticated and discerning. Sure, the legendary friendliness of the Aussies, Kiwis and Islanders is still eagerly anticipated, and icons such as the Sydney Opera House, Milford Sound and the Bora Bora lagoon remain as staples on every wish list. But contemporary travelers are now seeking a far wider range of travel experiences, areas of stunning scenery off the tourist track, and the rich culture of our shy indigenous peoples. They’re seeking experiences such as sleepovers on the Barrier Reef, camping safaris in the Outback, food and wine touring throughout New Zealand’s Marlborough region, and America’s Cup yacht sailing in the Bay of Islands. Where else in the world can travelers find such diverse options, even in remote areas, and feel perfectly confident about their health and safety? Travelers can enjoy convivial conversations with anyone they meet in (a version of) English, at a fraction of what these options cost elsewhere, if they are even possible outside the South Pacific. To respond to the needs of our ever more discriminating clientele, the Destination Specialists at A.T. Tours are truly that – people who know the places, hotels and tours that will exceed your expectations, no matter what your budget or quest. Having traveled Down Under many times themselves to inspect hotels, compare day tours and visit attractions, their knowledge is current and comprehensive. Despite the plethora of information available online, nothing is more reassuring than hearing someone say, “I just stayed at that hotel…did that tour… went to that museum.” Please call and ask us. Chances are, we just did.


ABEL TASMAN TOURS

What’s On Offer

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

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

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

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

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

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Using The Brochure

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

Stage 1

WHERE TO STAY AND FOR HOW LONG?

Use our planning maps on pages 28-29 and 116-117 to pin-point the areas you wish to visit, and then visit our About Pages to discover more about each region including essential information about each destination. We also have travel consultants who are happy to recount first hand experiences and provide suggestions and answers to your questions. It is also important that you ask our staff to check that accommodation and touring is available as some areas do become very busy at times. Stage 2

ACCOMMODATION STYLES

Hotel

H

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

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

BOOK YOUR SEATS

Unique and Boutique Our travel consultants will provide a range of fares, routes and seat classes at competitive prices. In addition to Qantas Airlines on pages 8-9, we can offer a wide choice of other airlines.

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

Island Resort Stage 3

YOUR JOURNEY

Depending on your time available and the variety of destinations you would like to visit there are numerous ways of getting around Australia and New Zealand. Please ask our consultants for further information. Stage 4

Resorts located on some of the most beautiful islands.

Hotel Apartment

HA

WHERE TO SLEEP

Each accommodation option is coded to offer you easily recognizable choice accommodation styles and standards.

A

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

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


Using The Brochure

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ACCOMMODATION STANDARDS

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

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

4.5 Star Superior First Class International standard with a high degree of facilities: outstanding appointments, furnishings and dĂŠcor and a limited range of first class guest services. A number and variety of room styles and/or suites, dining facilities, housekeeping, and reception.

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

ADDED OFFERS

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

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

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

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

Bonus Night Offer PAY 2

GET 3

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

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

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


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Researching Your Trip SIGHTSEEING AND TOURING

Australia and New Zealand are home to a wealth of sightseeing experiences that can be enjoyed in a day, or over a number of days where distances and the range of experiences are vast. Your experience choice is key to gaining the most from your holiday and we strongly recommend you pre-book to avoid any disappointment. To the right is a guide to assist with identifying the range of sightseeing and touring options. Stage 6

FINALIZE YOUR BOOKING

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

TOUR ACTIVITIES

UNDERSTANDING ACCOMMODATION PRODUCTS A. B. C. D. E.

Accommodation name Accommodation images Accommodation Star Rating – See page 5 for descriptions Accommodation Style – See page 4 for descriptions Added offers. These are often restricted by dates and circumstance, please enquire with our travel consultants of their validity for your travel – See page 5 for descriptions F. Accommodation description G. Pay Stay offers. Please enquire with our travel consultants of their validity for your travel H. Accommodation prices. These are indicative, and change from low to high seasons and room types. The correct price will be quoted for your time of travel A

B

C

D

Whitsunday Apartments

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

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

Guided Tour

These one bedroom hotel-style serviced apartments located opposite Catseye Beach are ideal for families or holiday-makers who prefer a little independence. Alternatively, ask about the private Hamilton Island Holiday Homes spread throughout the island. Free daily buffet breakfast for stays of 4 nights or longer • Return Hamilton Island airport/ marina to hotel transfers • Use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment • Unlimited use of scheduled ‘Island Shuttle’ service • Kids Stay & Eat for Free program (conditions apply)

Small and personalized touring with expert guide.

PAY 4

E

F

GET 5

G

From $200.00

H

Rail Journey Rail journeys are included in the tour.

Coach Touring Seat in coach touring offering maximum value.

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

UNDERSTANDING TOUR PRODUCTS A. B. C. D.

Tour or attractions name Tour or attractions images Tour or attractions activites – See page 6 for descriptions Tour prices. These are indicative, and change from low to high seasons and room types. The correct price will be quoted for your time of travel E. Tour or attractions’ operator’s name F. Tour or attractions description G. Duration/tour code/extra information A

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

B

C

Fraser Explorer Tours

Operated by

Kingfisher Bay Resort Group

2 Day Tours ex Hervey Bay & Rainbow Beach

Fraser Explorer Tours offer a fun and relaxing experience for all types of travellers singles, couples, families and small groups, with a choice of accommodation styles to suit. 2 days of fun and adventure on Fraser Island, led by an experienced local guide who will take you to see the very best the island has to offer. Tours depart daily from Hervey Bay & Rainbow Beach and include 1 night motel style accommodation at Eurong Beach Resort, 2 full-day guided 4WD tours and meals. From $200.00

D

E

F

G


Researching Your Trip

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Passport and Visas

Travel Documents

Baggage Allowance

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

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

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

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

Maintenance

Disabled Passengers

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

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

Frequent Flyer Miles When air is booked through us, we are happy to enter your frequent flyer numbers into your airline record as a courtesy. Please note that it is your responsibility to check with your mileage plan to determine what amount, if any, award/mileage credit you will receive, and that your frequent flyer numbers have been received by the airline. Tipping In general, Australians and New Zealanders do not tip. Although you will probably feel awkward the first time or two that you leave a restaurant after enjoying a good meal with friendly attentive service, you do not need to give any tip behind at all. It is the same when you take a taxi ride. While a tip would probably be accepted if you choose to give one, we would encourage you not to tip at all. We are proud of the fact that our home countries give good service “for free�!


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Airlines Qantas

Qantas was founded in the Queensland outback in1920. Registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services limited (QANTAS), they have built a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance, and customer service. Today, Qantas is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. Qantas continues to provide outstanding service to its customers and is at the forefront of the international civil aviation industry. Abel Tasman Tours is proud to be QANTAS preferred partners. They are unrivalled in their commitment to quality and safety and together we can provide a world of travel opportunities.

International Economy

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


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International Premium Economy

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

International Business

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


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South Pacific

STOPOVERS

Visiting Tahiti’s collection of gorgeous Islands and atolls is an amazing experience. Known for its very special beauty, Tahiti has long been a favorite haven for couples to relax and enjoy each other’s company in perfect surrounds. Tahiti

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

Tahiti is just one of the 115 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. Dramatic mountain backdrops fringed with lush green vegetation combine with volcanic black sand beaches and bright white coral sands. Tahiti is the largest island and close by is the popular island of Moorea which you can easily access by catamaran or a short flight. Bora Bora, another popular island, is further away and can be accessed by a flight.

Slated for March 1st, 2009 opening, the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti promises to be the premier Papeete resort, offering 121 guest rooms ranging from superior rooms to multibedroom duplex suites and apartments. Located in the island’s northwestern region, in the community of Punaauia, conveniently located ten minutes from Faa’a International Airport and fifteen minutes from the city center.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Radisson Plaza Resort, Tahiti • Return coach transfers • Tahiti and Her Tropical Treasures Tour. From $488.00

From $209.00

InterContinental Tahiti Resort

Intercontinental Moorea Spa & Resort

The South Pacific’s premier destination - InterContinental Tahiti Resort has long been the island’s top resort and the perfect place to begin a visit to French Polynesia. On the grounds are the Bathys Diving Club, Lagoonarium, private beach, two pools, tennis courts and 12 hectares (30 acres) of gardens. Papeete’s museums, shops, galleries, market and nightclubs are a short drive away.

South sea splendor and authentic experience - InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is nestled between the mountains and lagoon. Right on the resort grounds is Moorea’s widest range of activities, which includes the Moorea Dolphin Center, Bathys Diving Club, tennis, kayaking, canoeing, skiing and Jeep tours.

From $317.00 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room, per night” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $356.00


STOPOVERS

South Pacific

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Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa

The St Regis Bora Bora Resort

Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa is situated on 7.5 acres of white sand beachfront , a short drive from arrival points on the island (air and sea) and two miles from the magnificent Cook’s Bay. This traditional Polynesian style hotel offers 95 rooms and bungalows. It features 28 Over Water Bungalows, 9 Beach Bungalows, 28 Garden Bungalows and 30 Garden Rooms & Family Rooms.

At The St Regis Bora Bora Resort, Over-water and oceanfront pool villas range from Premier to Royal and feature a private terrace, gazebo and butler service for all villas. Guests enjoy jet skiing, jeep safaris, shark & ray feeding, sailing, diving, hiking, sunset cocktail cruises and for kids the Kids Creativity Club. The Miri Miri spa is also available for those who want to be pampered.

From $347.00

From $1142.00

Legends Resort Moorea

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

This private haven is set on 17 acres with views stretching the crystal clear blue waters of the lagoons, the Pacific Ocean and tropical landscapes. Each villa features a spacious panoramic deck, Jacuzzi, sun loungers, and a pool house to enjoy in total privacy. Legends Resort owns a private beach on a motu exclusively available to guests via 10 minute boat ride, perfect for sunbathing, napping, snorkelling, reading and playing.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa boasts over-water suites, where you can marvel at the South Pacific marine life floating past glass panels in the floor. Visit Ta Le Le Beach Bar for a local cocktail or sample delicious local cuisines from the Iriatai Panoramic Restaurant. Explore the lagoon with a snorkel or or a catamaran cruise stopping on the resort’s private island for a picnic.

From $528.00

From $730.00

Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

An eco friendly jewel worthy of five stars - InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located between the “two hearts” of Motu Piti Aau, a coral island on the barrier reef. The Deep Ocean Spa is the centerpiece, but the resort offers lots of cultural and recreational activities to fill your days including canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, stargazing and handicraft demonstrations. Including complimentary breakfast daily.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a spacious hideaway overlooking spectacular Mount Otemanu. Dining is a recipe for romance - divine views and imaginative culinary creations showcasing the seafood specialties, accompanied by the finest wines. Water sports are at the ready, for novices and experts scuba diving is stunning, sailing, shark and ray feeding exhilarating. Sacred sites and breathtaking vistas can be experienced on a 4-wheel drive safari.

From $1214.00

From $1185.00

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa

Discover the sparkling magic of the lagoon, admire the awe-inspiring Mount Otemanu while luxuriating in the peace and tranquility of the surroundings. This resort is located on the island Motu Tevairoa, 10 minutes by boat from the Bora Bora airport, 15 minutes from the main city of Bora Bora Vaitape. It offers 50 Over Water Bungalows, 10 Beach Bungalow Suites and 20 Garden Pool Suites.

”Uporu” island, known as Taha’a, is a wild paradise located 230 km west of Tahiti. Taha’a, with the rich aroma of vanilla lingering heavily in the air, offers a glimpse of the traditional, tranquil life of the Tahitians. The resort offers 48 Over Water Suites and 12 Beach Villas with private patio and tropical gardens, private swimming pool at beach villas, spacious lounge and terrace, private decks with direct access to the lagoon from over water bungalows.

From $777.00 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room, per night” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $910.00


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South Pacific

STOPOVERS

Fiji

Royal Davui Island, Beqa Lagoon

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

Royal Davui Fiji is an exclusive island escape, secluded on a remote lush island hideaway atop a living barrier reef, fringed by white sand beaches and saphire waters. Your Vale (vah-le is the Fijian word for home), or villa, is one of 16 nestled into the tropical vegetation. The ever changing view of the reef and lagoon from your terrace, is simply captivating.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Tambua Sands • Continental breakfast • Return coach transfers • Cave Tour. From $461.00

From $876.00

Tokoriki Island Resort Fiji

Matangi Private Island Resort

With white sandy beaches, palm trees, a grassy hill with a small-forested area and a steep rock cliff on the one side, Tokoriki Island is a place where dreams come true. The uniqueness of Tokoriki is found in the combination of excellent accommodation, good food, and a variety of activities, the perfect island setting and the friendliest staff in the South Pacific. At Tokoriki you will arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend!

Matangi’s beachfront and ocean view bungalows, hand-built by local Fijian craftsmen of traditional design with bamboo walls and coconut palm thatched roofs, lend a harmonious balance between modern comforts and traditional island flair. This glorious intimate hideaway is an exclusive privately owned 240-acre unique horseshoe-shaped Fiji island paradise abounding in marine diversity, a recipe for superb snorkelling and premier scuba diving.

From $768.00

From $610.00

Sonaisali Island Resort, Fiji

Vomo Island Resort

A true island escape - yet the world you’ve left behind is only 25 minutes from Nadi airport and a three-minute boat ride across the lagoon from the main island. The resort is stylish in both design and execution. Native timbers, plantation shutters and Fijian architecture harmonize with modern interiors designed to please the most discerning guest. Experience the luxury of privacy on Sonaisali without feeling marooned.

Vomo Island is 225 acres of natural vegetation, surrounded by over 5km of white sandy beaches. Quietly set in lush tropical environment the resort complements the island natural geography, and plantations. Vomo luxury villas are just a few steps from its pristine beaches.

From $980.00

From $305.00

Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji

Intercontinental, Fiji

Likuliku Lagoon Resort, will be a haven of relaxed refinement whilst capturing the true essence of Fiji—reflected not only in the Melanesian architecture, but in the warmth of the renowned and friendly Fijian hospitality. This resort is for couples only where they will recapture the essence of their romantic spirits and individual sense of serenity in surroundings steeped in both historical significance and inescapable beauty. With 45 bures including 10 over-water and 35 on the beachfront in a mix of 3 Garden Beachfront, 14 Beachfront and 18 Deluxe Beachfront, the accommodation is set amongst tropical gardens, steps from the beach and lagoon.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa offers contemporary luxury on white sands. Nestled amongst 35 acres of lush tropical grounds and 45 minutes from Nadi International Airport the resort is located on a ‘world’s best beach’. Featuring 5 restaurants and bars, a serene spa, 18 hole championship golf course, 4 swimming pools, kids club, wedding chapel and conference facilities, the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa defines all that a tropical retreat should be. Offering 271 superbly appointed spacious rooms and contemporary suites.

From $986.00 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room, per night” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $363.00


STOPOVERS

South Pacific

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Cook Islands

Little Polynesian, Rarotonga

Relaxing, invigorating and wonderfully exotic, the Cook Islands boast excellent restaurants, resorts, watersports and year-round snorkelling. Rarotonga, with a circumference of just 32kms, is the main island; richly attractive, lush, mountainous and fringed with reef. Just a 50 minute scenic flight from Rarotonga is the paradise island of Aitutaki. Boasting a spectacular lagoon teeming with marine life and surrounded by a sparkling array of uninhabited islands, Aitutaki is a tranquil destination of great natural beauty.

With only 10 overbeach Ares (bungalows) and four Pia Tiare (garden units), only a privileged few can claim to have enjoyed the enriching experience of the Little Polynesian way of life. Each of the luxury bungalows have a private gazebo and daybed overlooking the white sandy beach of Titikaveka. The King size beds also face the lagoon and out-door showers and spa tubs for bathing under the stars.

3 night stopover package per person twin share includes: 3 nights at the Moana Sands Beach Hotel • Return coach transfers • Rarotonga Island Discovery Tour. From $455.00

From $516.00

Pacific Resort, Rarotonga

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

Pacific Resort, Rarotonga boasts 64 rooms offering respite from life’s chaos with its divine blend of modern comforts and traditional island hospitality. Guest can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking around the islands and its small islets. Culinary delights range from casual beachfront dining, secluded romantic options for couples or lingering indoors to an official summons by beating drums that signal an authentic Cook Island feast.

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is the only resort in the Cook Islands with overwater bungalows and its own private island. The Resort’s 37 thatched-roof bungalows are distinctively Polynesian by design. Deluxe beachfront bungalows are spacious and airy and just steps from the water’s edge. Dining options include the Flying Boat Beach Bar & Grill or the Bounty Restaurant which is also the stage for fantastic them nights.

From $367.00

From $394.00

Te Vakaroa Villas, Rarotonga

Pacific Resort, Aitutaki

Set right on Muri Beach, Te Vakaroa Villas is a remarkable gated haven, offering unsurpasssed views of the remarkable Muri Lagoon and beyond the reef to the South Pacific Ocean. The contemporary designs of the six villas are sympathetic to the natural surroundings. A short stroll along the beach gives access to some of the island’s renowned restaurants. Guests can enjoy a fully hosted holiday or choose to be full self-catering - each villa has a beautiful fully appointed kitchen.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki is a holiday delight for the senses. The Pacific Resort Aitutaki is a siren of the Pacific limited to just 27 luxurious absolute beachfront bungalows, suites and villas, all with panoramic ocean. Villas are gorgeously appointed in an eclectic blend of timber furnishings. Beachfront Villas are of split-level spacious design perched on spectacular black volcanic rock with an outdoor staircase meandering down to the sandy beach.

From $650.00 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room, per night” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $709.00


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Car Hire

AUSTRALIA

CCAR (Group B) Hyundai Getz 5 door or similar

FROM $72.00

AVIS AUSTRALIA Rates Include On Airport: Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Administration Fee, Goods & Services Tax (GST), Concession Recovery Fee (CRF) or Premium Location Surcharge (PLS) and Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF). Off Airport: Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Administration Fee and Goods & Services Tax (GST) and Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF). Rates Exclude On Airport: Excess Reduction (ER), One-way rental fees, Tolls and refuelling service fees. Off Airport: Concession Recovery Fee (CRF) or Premium Location Surcharge (PLS), Excess Reduction (ER), Oneway rental fees, Tolls and refuelling service fees.

FROM $77.00

ICAR (Group C) Hyundai Elantra or similar

Kilometer Allowances Groups B, C, D, E, F, V Metropolitan, Country & Northern Territory Locations Rates include unlimited kilometers. Remote Locations (excluding Northern Territory) Rates include 100km per day, excess kilometer charges at AUD 27.5 cents (incl. GST) per kilometer. Groups K & W Metropolitan & Country Locations Rates include 200km per day excess kilometer charges at AUD 22 cents (incl. GST) per kilometer. Northern Territory Rates include unlimited kilometers. Remote Locations (excluding Northern Territory) Rates include 100km per day, excess kilometer charges at AUD 27.5 cents (incl. GST) per kilometer.

FROM $85.00

SCAR (Group D) Mitsubishi Lancer or similar

Minimum Driver Age Groups B, C, D - 21 years of age. Groups E, F, V, K & W - 25 years of age. A surcharge for renters 21-24 years of A$27.50 per day will apply, which is paid to Avis by the renter at the time of rental (max fee per rental is A$192.50). No maximum age applies. Drivers License Requirements Drivers must present a current drivers license that has been held for a minimum 12 months. Foreign licenses must be in English. If the Foreign license is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by an International Drivers Permit (containing an English translation). Avis Australia will not rent to any person on a Provisional or Probationary drivers license. Additional Drivers: Avis do not charge for additional drivers. It is essential that proof of a valid drivers license is provided and the additional driver signs the rental agreement. One Way Fee When renting between NSW, CBR, VIC, QLD & SA, continuous rentals of a minimum 3 day hire do not incur a One-Way Rental fee with some exceptions. Please inquire for further details on one way rentals.

FCAR (Group E) Ford Falcon or similar

FROM $94.00

Concession Recovery Fee / Premium Location Surcharge: The Concession Recovery Fee (CRF) or Premium Location Surcharge (PLS) is applicable at most Australian Airports and is included in the On Airport rates. The Concession Recovery Fee (CRF) or Premium Location Surcharge (PLS) may also apply to any additional items not included in the rate which are paid directly to Avis at the time of rental. The fee varies between Airports and may be up to 20%. Insurance Standard Accident Excess (Deductible) - In the case of damage to the vehicle the renter is liable for an insurance excess. The amount of the excess is AUD$2750 for Groups B, C, D, E, F, V and AUD$5500 for Groups K & W.

FWAR (Group F) Commodore Wagon or similar

FROM $111.00

Excess Reduction For Groups B, C, D, E, F, V this excess amount can be reduced to AUD$385 by purchasing Excess Reduction at commencement of the rental at AUD$22 per day. For Groups K & W this excess amount can be reduced to AUD$1100 by purchasing Excess Reduction at commencement of the rental at AUD$33 per day. Deposit All rentals are subject to a deposit at the time of vehicle collection to cover miscellaneous/optional charges, the applicable insurance excess and a AUD$100.00 fuel bond. Deposits can be made by credit card or cash.

FVAR (Group V) Toyota Tarago or similar

FROM $136.00

Restrictions Driving Roads/Areas: General: The vehicle must only be used on roads that are properly formed and constructed as sealed, metalled or gravel roads. All vehicles, including vehicle groups K & W, cannot be driven on beaches or through streams, dams, rivers or floodwaters. Vehicles rented from Mainland Australia may not leave the Mainland and be taken to Tasmania or any other island. Vehicles cannot be taken onto any boat or ferry. There are a number of roads in Northern Territory and Western Australia that are access roads to Aboriginal communities, driving is not permitted in these areas without an approved permit. Please inquire for further details on restricted areas. Refunds No refunds are available for unused rental days. Avis Cares 24 Hour Emergency Road Services This will provide your customer with that feeling of knowing that they are never far from Avis assistance. Accessories Child Safety Seats, Child Booster Seats, Ski Racks and Chains and / or GPS units are available on application at an additional cost per item per hire. These are to be requested in advance at time of booking. Please specify the age of the children when requesting child safety / booster seats.

SFAR (Group K) Toyota RAV4 or similar

FFMR/FFAR (Group W) Nissan Patrol or similar

FROM $140.00

FROM $150.00

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


Car Hire

NEW ZEALAND FROM $71.00

EDMR (Group A) Daihatsu Sirion or similar

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AVIS NEW ZEALAND Rates Include Goods and Services Tax (GST), currently at 15% Unlimited kilometers Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance

CDMR/CDAR (Group B & C) Toyota Corolla or similar

FROM $77.00

Rates Exclude One Way Fee Remote Location Fees Airport / Wharf Concession Fees Special Request Delivery Fees Miscellaneous charges (GPS, child safety seats etc) Additional insurances Petrol Minimum Driver Age Minimum Rental age is 21 years. Drivers License Requirements All drivers must hold a current non probationary drivers license (with an English translation shown on the drivers license) for their home country. If the driver presents an international drivers permit, this must be accompanied by their home country license. There is no maximum age for hiring a car in New Zealand. Additional authorized drivers have to be registered on the rental agreement. There is no extra charge for additional authorized drivers, however, they must meet the above criteria.

FROM $95.00

IDAR (Group D) Toyota Camry or similar

One Way Fee Hires which are one way and less than 7 Days, a one way fee of $50+GST will apply. Airport / Wharf Concession Recovery Fees An Airport/ Wharf Fee of NZ$35+GST per hire will apply for all hires commencing or terminating at an airport or ferry location. This surcharge is payable directly to Avis at the time of rental. Country Locations Remote Location Surcharge of NZD$50+GST are applicable to rentals commencing at any one of these locations: Greymouth, Hokitika, Westport, and Gisborne - for all Car Groups. Kerikeri has a remote location fee of NZD$30+GST. Insurance Insurance Excess (deductible) In the case of damage to the vehicle the renter is liable for an insurance excess. The amount of the excess is NZD$3000+GST for Groups A - E, and NZD$3750+GST for specialty Groups F, P, V and W.

FDAR (Group E) Holden Commordore or similar

FROM $112.00

Excess Reduction This excess amount can be reduced to NZD$225+GST by purchasing Excess Reduction at commencement of the rental, either separately or as part of an insurance protection package. The charge for Excess Reduction only is NZD$25+GST per rental day for car groups A - E and NZD$28+GST per rental day for car groups F, P, V and W. Insurance Protection Package The insurance protection package is NZD$28+GST per day Groups A –E and NZD$30+GST per day Group F,V,P and W which includes Excess Reduction Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance and Personal Effects and Baggage Insurance. Please note: If Excess Reduction Insurance or Insurance Protection Package is purchased your clients will receive complete cover for one front windscreen replacement, if damaged – which means the excess is fully waived.

FWAR (Group F) Toyota Highlander or similar

FROM $121.00

Continuous Hire / Multi Island Hire Policy Continuous Rentals Customers renting from several locations within one itinerary in one or both of the islands can accumulate the total number of rental days provided the subsequent vehicle is picked up within 5 hours. Multi-island Hires New Zealand is made up of two major islands; North Island and South Island. AVIS vehicles cannot be picked up in one island and left in another. When travelling between islands, changeover vehicles are supplied in Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island. To ensure that the next vehicle is available at the Ferry Terminal Avis needs to be advised of the expected cross over date at the time of reservation. The changeover service will be calculated as one continuous hire, providing the next vehicle is picked up within 5 hours. Minimum 10 days notice is required for the changeover service. Cross-over dates must be provided to ensure availability of vehicles in both islands.

IFAR (Group P) Toyota RAV4 or similar

FROM $116.00

Bond / Deposit All New Zealand rentals require a NZ$150 (inclusive of GST) security bond to be paid at the commencement of the rental. The bond can be paid by any major international credit card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Diners Club). Avis can not accept debit cards and cash payment for excess, bond etc Rental Period A minimum three (3) day rental period applies for car groups A, B, C, D and E. For specialty groups F, P, V and W if pick up and drop off is the same location 3 day minimum can apply. Otherwise a minimum five (5) day rental period applies for specialty groups F, P, V and W which are one way. Upgrades and Extensions of Rentals Upgrades If a customer decides to upgrade at the time of rental, the charge will be at local applicable rates. Extensions Voluntary extension of rentals notified to AVIS at the time of rental will be charged at local applicable rates. This service is available for customers who decide at the time of the rental to use the vehicle for a longer period than reserved. Additional hours are charged at 1/3rd of the daily rate to a maximum of 3 hours when an additional rental day will be charged.

PVAR (Group V) Toyota Previa or similar

FROM $141.00

Restrictions to South and North Island Roads Please note that you are not permitted to drive on the following dangerous roads. There is no insurance cover for damage to the vehicle driven on these roads, regardless whether you purchased the Excess Reduction Insurance (ER) or not. TASMAN VALLEY ROAD - SOUTHLAND This road runs from Mount Cook Village to the Blue Lakes. It is unsealed and prone to avalanches. You may drive to Mount Cook Village (The Hermitage) but no further. SKIPPERS ROAD - SOUTHLAND A very dangerous, narrow mountain road near Queenstown. There is a sign at the entrance to this road stating that there is no insurance cover for rental cars. NINETY MILE BEACH - NORTHLAND UNFORMED ROADS e.g. – dirt, farm roads. This also includes beaches. There are no driving restrictions applicable for other remote locations, which would jeopardize insurance claims, as long as the client uses the car within the general terms and conditions of our rental agreement.

PFAR (Group W) Toyota Prado or similar

FROM $144.00

Refunds No refunds are available for unused rental days. Avis Cares 24 Hour Emergency Road Services This will provide your customer with that feeling of knowing that they are never far from Avis assistance. Accessories Child Safety Seats, Child Booster Seats, Ski Racks and Chains and / or GPS units are available on application at an additional cost per item per hire. These are to be requested in advance at time of booking. Please specify the age of the children when requesting child safety / booster seats.

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


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Motorhome Rentals

AUSTRALIA Maui Spirit 2 T/S Ultima

MAUI MOTORHOME INCLUDED IN GROSS RATES • Unlimited kilometers • Vehicle liability (deductible applies @ AUD$7500) • 10% GST* • 3% Administration fee* • Extra driver fees • Kitchen equipment* • Linen and bedding* • General equipment* • Customer care 24 hour, 7 days per week road-service helpline (toll free) • 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 * Goods and Services Tax (GST) - GST is an Australian Federal Government imposed tax. GST is included in all Maui rates and is currently 10%. Maui reserves the right to amend GST upon Government intervention. * Administration fee - A surcharge of 3% of the total cost will be levied to cover state government taxes, duties, vehicle registration recovery and administration costs. This fee is included in the daily gross vehicle rates. * Kitchen equipment - includes plates, bowls, cups, glasses, knives, forks, spoons, bottle/can opener, mixing bowls, colander, saucepans, frying pans, cooking utensils, chopping board, kettle, teapot, coffee plunger, toaster and tea towel. * Linen and bedding - includes pillow, pillowcase, sheet and towel per person plus one doona (duvet) per bed. * General equipment - includes pegs, dustpan/brush, fire extinguisher, bucket/hose, broom, matches, ice cube tray, coat hangers, toilet chemicals and floor safe in all vehicles. General equipment also includes starter items that are designed to provide the customer with some basic requirements as might be needed at the beginning of a hire, before the customer has had an opportunity to visit a supermarket and includes dishwashing detergent, disposable gloves, mosquito coils, bin liner, toilet roll, sponge, scourer, soap, tissues and shampoo and conditioner sachets.

MAUI PREMIUM PACKAGE Inclusions are: • Deductible Reduction Option 2* • One-way fee if applicable • Taxi fare from closest airport to Maui branch upon vehicle collection only. Receipt must be presented for re-imbursement. • Pre-purchase Gas* (PGO) • Picnic table and chairs (chairs per person travelling) • Baby or booster seats if required* • GPS included with all vehicle categories where the Maui Premium Package is selected

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

4 different bed configurations Leather or fabric upholstery Heating Air conditioning Awning is available for hire on request • Fridge/freezer, 3 burner gas stove plus microwave

From $156.00

Maui Spirit 4 Ideal for a group of friends or a family of up to four, this vehicle offers room to move about whilst cooking and entertaining. • • • • • •

2 double beds Heating Air conditioning external awning Fly screens Fridge/freezer, 4 burner gas stove plus microwave

From $189.00

Maui Platinum Forest Want to explore Australia without compromising on day to day luxuries? The Maui Platinum 6 motorhome offers the discerning traveller ultimate comfort and safety. Maui Platinum 6 caters for up to six people – it is also perfect for a couple who desire extra space and style. The Platinum 6 berth is available for pick up and drop off in Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide branches... • • • • • • •

3 large double beds Leather upholstery Heating Air conditioning Electric side awning Fly screens Fridge/freezer, 4 burner gas stove plus microwave

Maui Platinum Beach Our focus for this motorhome was on creating unparalleled personal space for you and your travelling companion. We’ve done this by creating two separate living areas. The front dining zone has also been enhanced by pairing swivel seats with the table behind for a really versatile space. For uber comfort, the seating has been upholstered with real leather. • • • • • • •

From $231.00

From $193.00

Maui Platinum River The Platinum River is our new state of the art motorhome, designed for you and the kids. With two living areas, DVD player, awning, coupled with a modern interior with leather upholstery, there’s no need to slum it – you’ll even find china crockery, a coffee plunger and decent wine glasses. Of course there is vast storage space for all of your luggage and theirs. • • • • • • •

3 large double beds Leather upholstery Heating Air conditioning External side awning Fly screens Fridge/freezer, 4 burner gas stove and grill plus microwave

From $214.00

2 spacious double beds Leather upholstery Heating Air conditioning Exterior awning Fly screens Fridge, 4 burner gas stove and grill plus microwave

Maui Platinum Lake Maui Platinum Lake offers a family or group of up to five friends a level of comfort and convenience unsurpassed. Featuring two large double beds plus huge king single, leather upholstery and design touches that will make your holiday relaxing and stress-free. • • • • • • •

3 large beds Leather upholstery Heating Air conditioning External awning Fly screens Fridge/freezer, 4 burner gas stove and grill plus microwave

From $195.00 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


Motorhome Rentals

NEW ZEALAND

Maui Spirit 2 T/S

MAUI MOTORHOME Maui is an experienced & trusted rental vehicle provider. Every year we significantly invest in building new vehicles, including 2, 4 and 6 person motorhomes. Contemporary design and spacious beds allow your customers to experience New Zealand in superior comfort and style. Maui thinks of everything - apartment styled kitchen equipment (including essentials such as wine glasses, china crockery, coffee plunger), freshly laundered bedding & linen plus a range of other useful items for a worry free self drive journey around New Zealand.

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Most popular vehicle on our fleet Ultimate comfort for a couple Sleeps 2 Full headroom 1 x double bed

• Automatic or manual transmission • Diesel • Fridge/freezer, 3 burner gas stove plus microwave

Maui is committed to reducing its environmental footprint without sacrificing style, comfort and functionality - all vehicles meet Euro 4 low emissions standards. All Maui customers also receive a complimentary Travel Wallet, Supermarket Discount Card and airport transfers (except Wellington). Whilst travelling on the road, Maui provides the reassurance of a 24/7 Customer Care freephone helpline. There is no better way to discover New Zealand than with a Maui Motorhome. MAUI PREMIUM PACKAGE – WORRY FREE TRAVEL Your one-stop shop for worry free travel. At just an additional $55 per day to your daily rate, we’re sure you’ll find the extra peace of mind during your journey well worth it. Inclusions are: • Excess reduction option 2 • Diesel Tax Recovery Fee • Pre Purchase LPG (used for hot water and stove) • Picnic table & chairs • 1 x baby seat (if required) • Snow chains (if required) • Portable heater (if required)

From $97.00

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

4 different bed configurations Heating Air conditioning Awning is available for hire on request • Fridge/freezer, 3 burner gas stove plus microwave

From $106.00

Maui Spirit 4 • Sleeps up to 4 people, but we also know that couples love the extra space • Manual or Automatic transmission (Automatics available for an additional cost)’ • Sleeps up to 4 • Full headroom • 2 x double beds • Diesel • Fridge/freezer, gas cooker plus microwave

• Personal safe for belongings • DVD player & screen (selected models) • Awning (selected models)

From $119.00

Platinum River • 3 thick comfy double beds - kids love the overhead bunk • Personal safe for belongings • CD Player/Radio/Screen and DVD Player • Pressured hot shower • Microwave, gas cooker, grill and family size fridge • Panoramic windows – light and airy interiors

From $148.00

Maui Spirit 6 • Latest design – enjoy the comforts of home • Offers extra space if travelling as a couple. Or comfortable for a family or group of up to 6 friends. • Sleeps up to 6 • Full headroom • 3 x double beds • Automatic or manual transmission • Diesel • Fridge/freezer, 4 burner gas stove plus microwave

• DVD player & screen • Awning (selected models)

From $136.00 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Customized Packages

AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

Meet the People

Riding the Rails

10 Nights

12 Nights

Ask ten returned visitors to name their favorite place in New Zealand and you’ll receive ten different answers; ask what made their trip wonderful and you’ll get one answer: the people.

New Zealand’s incredible scenery is best enjoyed from the window of a train, and this package includes NZ’s most enjoyable rail itineraries. With this daily departure package all travelers get to sit back and relax in all the scenery and experiences, without worrying about the driving. Where rail service is not an option, you’ll be driven in a coach.

This package showcases not just the stunning scenery of New Zealand but also provides opportunity to meet the locals and stay in their homes. A mixture of hotel and B&B vouchers is included, when you want to socialize you can opt for a B&B, and if you prefer a quiet night, you can use your hotel voucher. If you wish to tweak this itinerary we can customize it to suit you, this package is just a suggested itinerary for first time visitors to New Zealand. It is possible to extend, or add Australia and/or Fiji to this itinerary; please enquire. SUGGESTED ITINERARY PACKAGE INCLUDES • Roundtrip air on Qantas from Los Angeles to Auckland, returning from Queenstown • 11 Day midsize rental car • 5 nights B&B vouchers • 5 nights Hotel vouchers • Coffee cruise in Auckland • Sightseeing pass in Rotorua • Admission to Antarctic Center, Christchurch • Queenstown Gondola and Buffet Dinner • InterIslander Ferry passenger fare • Applicable airline fuel surcharges SUGGESTED SELF DRIVE ITINERARY Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. Upon arrival at Auckland airport, pick up your mid-size car rental for the next 11 days. Your travel arrangements include open unreserved accommodation vouchers - 5 nights Go Kiwi (silver) hotel accommodation and 5 nights B&B/ farmstay Standard accommodation. During your time in Auckland enjoy an afternoon coffee cruise on the harbor. Day 2 & 3: Make your way to Rotorua. During your time in Rotorua you have a Rotorua Diamond Pass to use. This “drive yourself” Five Star Attraction package is the perfect way to explore Rotorua. The pass includes entry into Te Puia, Skyline Skyrides, Agrodome, Polynesian Spa and Paradise Valley Springs. Day 4 & 5: The inland route from Rotorua to Wellington will take you through National Park where the terrain becomes more volcanic in appearance. The village is well positioned for those who want to explore the Tongariro National Park. Upon arrival in Wellington you’ll notice it is compact, cultured and full of character. During your stay in Wellington visit Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum. Day 6 & 7: Today you will drop your car off at the Interislander ferry terminal before crossing Cook Strait. Interislander - linking New Zealand’s North and South Islands – is a 57 mile journey between Wellington and Picton, taking only 3 hours. Upon arrival on the South Island, you will pick up another car to continue your self-drive vacation. Drive along the rugged east coast to Christchurch. During your time in Christchurch, admission to Antarctic Center is included in your package. Day 8 thru 11: The South Island has some of the best alpine scenery in the world. Departing from Christchurch, travel through the rich pastoral farmland of the Canterbury Plains and past the ever-changing spectacular scenery of the foothills of the Southern Alps. Continue up the western side of Lake Pukaki to arrive at Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. After a short stop, continue your drive to Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. Included in your package is a gondola ride with Skyline and buddet dinner.

From $2899 Per Person

It is possible to extend, or add Australia and/or Fiji to this itinerary; please enquire. SUGGESTED ITINERARY PACKAGE INCLUDES • Roundtrip air on Qantas from Los Angeles to Auckland, returning from Christchurch • 12 nights Standard accommodation • Arrival transfer in Auckland • Transfers within journey • Waitomo Glowworm Caves including lunch • Maori Hangi & Concert • Sightseeing in Rotorua • InterIslander Ferry passenger fare • TranzCoastal train journey, Picton to Christchurch • Taieri Gorge train/coach journey, Dunedin to Queenstown • Milford Sound Cruise including lunch • Skyline Gondola, Queenstown • TranzAlpine train journey, Greymouth to Christchurch • Applicable airline fuel surcharges ITINERARY Day 1: Arrive in Auckland. Welcome to Auckland, known as the ‘City of Sails’ where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay 1 night in Auckland. Day 2: Auckland, Waitomo and Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo Caves for lunch and a guided tour of the famous Glowworm Grotto. Then onto Rotorua. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in Rotorua. Day 3: Rotorua. This morning visit Te Puia thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and see performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome. Your afternoon is at leisure. Day 4: Rotorua to Wellington. (flight not included) Fly to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. The rest of your day is at leisure. Stay 1 night in Wellington. Day 5: Wellington to Christchurch. Boarding the Interislander ferry enjoy the scenic journey across the Cook Strait. Once in Picton ride the TranzCoastal train along the East Coast to Christchurch. Stay 2 nights in Christchurch. Day 6: Christchurch. A day at leisure to enjoy the ‘Garden City’. Day 7: Christchurch, Mount Cook, Dunedin. Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ (please note no commentary is provided on this journey). Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin. Day 8: Dunedin to Queenstown. Board the Taieri Gorge train and enjoy the spectacular scenery to Pukerangi where you will join your coach and continue your journey to Queenstown. Stay 3 nights in Queenstown. Day 9: Milford Sound Day Excursion. Travel by coach on a stunning journey to the Fiordland National Park. Cruise iconic Milford Sound for an unforgettable experience in this majestic fiord. Day 10: Queenstown. A free day to enjoy the multitude of activities on offer. Day 11: Queenstown to Franz Josef. Travel through the Southern Lakes district to the Glaciers. Stay 1 night in Fox or Franz Josef Glacier townships. Day 12: Franz Josef, Tranzalpine Train and Christchurch. Travel to Greymouth and board the TranzAlpine train. Arrive Christchurch early evening. Stay 1 night in Christhchurch.

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

From $3999 Per Person


AUSTRALIA

Customized Packages

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ITINERARY

Sydney, Rock & Reef

12 Nights

This is the most popular itinerary for first-time visitors to Australia. Featuring vibrant Sydney, the legendary Outback and the splendid Great Barrier Reef, this itinerary includes all of Australia’s icons.

ITINERARY Start with 4 nights in Sydney, the jewel in the crown of the South Pacific. Your accommodation is included, and airport transfers and day touring can be added.

The package includes international air from the US, 12 nights accommodation in Australia, and domestic flights within Australia.

Next, you’ll fl y to Alice Springs for 2 nights, then take a bus to Ayers Rock where you’ll spend 2 nights discovering why this barren but beautiful region has such significance to the Australian aborigine.

It is possible to add New Zealand to this itinerary, please enquire. SUGGESTED ITINERARY PACKAGE INCLUDES • Roundtrip air on Qantas from Los Angeles to Sydney, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock, Cairns, Los Angeles • 4 nights accommodation Sydney, choice of hotel grade • 2 nights accommodation Alice Springs, choice of hotel grade • 2 nights accommodation Ayers Rock (Uluru), choice of hotel grade • 4 nights accommodation Cairns, choice of hotel grade • One way coach transfer from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock • Applicable airline fuel surcharges

Finally, you’ll fly to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef for 4 nights. There is so much to do and so much to see you’ll wish you didn’t have to go home.

From $2649 Per Person

ITINERARY

Sydney, Reef & Melbourne

12 Nights

For those who enjoy urban pleasures - great restaurants, night life and markets, this is the perfect itinerary. Sydney is one of the world’s great cities, and Melbourne, although lesser known to international visitors, has as much to offer as its northern cousin. Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, is a buzzing little town offering myriad activities for day and night. The package includes international air from the US, 12 nights accommodation in Australia, and domestic flights within Australia. It is possible to add New Zealand to this itinerary, please enquire. SUGGESTED ITINERARY PACKAGE INCLUDES • Roundtrip air on Qantas from Los Angeles to Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne • 4 nights accommodation Sydney, choice of hotel grade • 4 nights accommodation Cairns, choice of hotel grade • 4 nights accommodation Melbourne, choice of hotel grade • Applicable airline fuel surcharges

ITINERARY Start with 4 nights in Sydney, the jewel in the crown of the South Pacific. Your accommodation is included, and airport transfers and day touring can be added. Next, you’ll fl y to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef for 4 nights. There is so much to do and so much to see you’ll wish you didn’t have to go home. Finally, you’ll fl y to Melbourne for 4 nights. Melbourne is a sophisticated city where the good life is celebrated at fine restaurants and cafes, in designer boutiques, and at theaters and music halls.

Terms & Conditions: Economy class travel from Los Angeles with Qantas Airways. Triple and Single share pricing available. Add-on fares from other US cities available. No refunds or changes are allowed and space is strictly limited. Ticket must be issued within 72 hours of confirmation but no later than December 31, 2011. U.S./Foreign taxes of approximately $227 - $250 including September 11th Security Fee are additional, depending on itinerary. Cancellation / change penalties and other restrictions may apply. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change. From $1999 Per Person

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


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Escorted Inclusive Tours

AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND

ITINERARY

21 Day Royal Escorted - NO MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

Tour Code: E21

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Sightseeing Highlights: • Cross New Zealand’s Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train • Cruise majestic Milford Sound • Enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour, taking in the Opera House & Harbour Bridge • Take a cruise over the Great Barrier Reef • From Cairns, ride the Kuranda Skyrail & the Kuranda Scenic Railway • Tour Uluru (Ayers Rock), viewing sacred sites & ancient rock paintings • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne

activities available (at own expense). B

FINEST DINING – INCLUDES 33 MEALS 18 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) & 5 Dinners (D) 9 Feature Meals (FL, FD)

Day 16. Skyrail, Kuranda, Wildlife, Cairns. TThis morning take a guided tour of Cairns before a ride on the scenic Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over lush rain forest to Kuranda. On arrival in Kuranda, visit a wildlife park. Perhaps have your photograph taken with a koala (own expense). After seeing a performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers, take in the stunning landscapes as you travel aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway back through the rain forest to Cairns. B

SOUTH PACIFIC TOUR DIRECTOR Same Tour Director in both countries. ITINERARY Itinerary effective 24 April 2011. Tours prior follow a different itinerary. Please inquire for details. Day 1. Los Angeles. Board one of our selected evening flights to Auckland, New Zealand. D Day 2. In Flight. Cross the international dateline. Day 3. Arrive Auckland. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. An early check-in has been arranged before an afternoon tour of Auckland. Enjoy a fascinating visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World before joining your fellow travelers at a special Welcome Dinner at your hotel. Stay: Auckland, Crowne Plaza Hotel. FD Day 4. Rotorua, Maori Hangi Feast. This morning you will journey to the Waitomo Caves for a tour of the limestone caverns and glow-worm grotto. Then continue to Rotorua. Tonight you will enjoy a traditional Hangi feast and Maori cultural performance of song and dance. Two Night Stay: Millennium Rotorua. B, FD Day 5. Rotorua, Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Today visit the Agrodome to learn about the sheep farming industry. Then head to Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see the power of geothermal energy first-hand. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. A Country Homestay option is also available tonight. BD Day 6. Rotorua, Fly to Christchurch. Enjoy free time in Rotorua after breakfast before flying to Christchurch. On arrival, you can relax or explore in this historic city. Stay: Christchurch, Crowne Plaza Hotel. BD Day 7. Southern Alps, Franz Josef. This morning after breakfast, board the TranzAlpine train for one of the top rail journeys in the world. Travel through the visually spectacular Southern Alps before disembarking to continue across rugged coastal terrain to Franz Josef, the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast glaciers. Stay: Franz Josef, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Day 8. Franz Josef, Queenstown, Dine Around Dinner. Journey over Haast Pass and along the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to Queenstown. Tonight, you may choose to cruise on the vintage steamboat TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for dinner. Or select from a range of other fantastic restaurants on our Dine Around Dinner. Two Night Stay: Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. B, FD Day 9. Milford Sound Cruise. Absorb the majesty of Fiordland National Park on the journey to Milford Sound. On arrival, enjoy a cruise along the full length of the sound, passing beneath cliffs, tumbling waterfalls and towering mountains. Return to Queenstown by coach, or perhaps take an optional scenic flight back (own expense). BL Day 10. Queenstown, Mt Cook. Enjoy free time this morning before travelling to World Heritagelisted Mt Cook National Park. On arrival, settle in to your room and take some time to admire the view before dinner in the hotel tonight. Stay: Mt Cook National Park, The Hermitage, with guaranteed Mt Cook views. BD Day 11. Fly to Sydney, Australia. Travel via Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo, Burkes Pass and the Canterbury Plains before arriving in Christchurch in the afternoon. Head to the airport and board your flight to Sydney. On arrival, check in to your luxurious hotel, before enjoying dinner and a glass of wine overlooking Sydney Harbour. Three Night Stay: Sydney, The Sebel Pier One. B, FD

Day 14. Sydney, Fly to Cairns. Fly to Cairns today. On arrival, check in to your hotel before the rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this tropical city. Three Night Stay: Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina. B, FD Day 15. Great Barrier Reef Cruise. Board your catamaran cruise out to Moore Reef and view the colorful coral and diverse range of marine life through the glass bottom of your boat. While out on the reef you have the option to go for a snorkel or a swim. Afterwards, visit your boat’s underwater observatory before enjoying a delicious tropical lunch of local specialties. B, FL

Day 17. Cairns, Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru Base Tour, Sounds of Silence Dinner. This morning, board a flight to Uluru from Cairns. Join your coach and head into Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a tour of Uluru’s base. Your guide will show you ancient caves and traditional Aboriginal rock art. See Aboriginal artists at work at the Maruku Arts and Crafts Gallery. Tonight you will be treated to the unforgettable Sounds of Silence dinner, where you’ll dine under the stars with vistas of Uluru. Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel. B, FD Day 18. Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Alice Springs. Today, after breakfast head out to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park again. Here, visit the stunning Kata Tjuta, a cluster of 36 unique domes, and learn about this sacred place from a local guide. You’ll walk through the domes to the majestic Walpa (Olga) Gorge, a tranquil place of much significance to local Aboriginal people. Later, re-board your coach and travel to Alice Springs. Stay: Alice Springs, Crowne Plaza Hotel. B Day 19. Alice Springs, Fly to Melbourne, Tramcar Dinner. On a tour of Alice Springs, visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Base and Anzac Hill. Following this, board a flight for Melbourne, where on arrival you’ll take a brief sightseeing tour. Tonight, indulge in a unique meal aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Two Night Stay: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. B, FD Day 20. Melbourne at Leisure. Today spend the day at leisure in Melbourne. There are many optional activities available (at own expense).B Day 21. Depart Melbourne. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles. B DEPARTURE DATES 2011 May 8, Jun 26, Sep 4, 18, Oct 2, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 8, 18 2012 Jan 1, 15, 22, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, Apr 22 Price Per Person Twin Share From: Apr 11-Mar 12 Land* $8180 Land with Air** $9210 # # International Seasonal Air Add $230 for Jun, Oct to Dec 16, Jan to Mar Add $560 for Dec 18 IMPORTANT *Land fare includes all New Zealand and Australian domestic flights and is based on Qantas as the international carrier. Fare will differ for other airlines **Land With Air includes all domestic, trans-Tasman and flights to/from Los Angeles Fuel surcharges included and are subject to change. Departure and air taxes are additional and will be confirmed at time of final payment

Day 12. Sydney Sights, Sydney Harbour Cruise, Opera House Guided Tour. This morning after breakfast, step inside the magnificent Sydney Opera House during a guided tour. Then enjoy a delicious lunch during your cruise, surrounded by the many sights of the famous Sydney Harbor. This afternoon, discover Hyde Park and the famous Bondi Beach on a city tour. B, FL Day 13. Sydney at Leisure. Enjoy this vibrant city at your own pace today. There are many optional All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

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Escorted Inclusive Tours

ITINERARY

15 Day South Pacific Highlights - THE PERFECT TWO WEEK VACATION!

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Services of an APT Tour Director & Driver • Welcome Dinner in Auckland • In Queenstown, cruise Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm for dinner • Cruise the full length of Milford Sound • Visit majestic Mt Cook National Park • Take a city sights tour of Christchurch • Take a cruise on Sydney Harbour & tour the iconic Sydney Opera House • Presentation on Australian opals, Sydney • See native animals at Sydney Wildlife World • Enjoy 360° panoramic city views over dinner at Sydney’s Tower Restaurant • Visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park • Full day cruise on the Great Barrier Reef QUALITY ACCOMMODATION • Spend three nights at Queenstown’s Copthorne Lakefront Resort • In Sydney, stay three nights at the Old Sydney Holiday Inn • Stay three nights at The Hotel Cairns • Fine Dining – Includes 20 Meals • 13 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) & 1 Dinner (D) • 5 Feature Meals (FL, FD) – Carvery dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm in New Zealand – Dinner at Sydney’s Tower Restaurant – Delicious tropical buffet lunch during your Great Barrier Reef cruise ITINERARY Itinerary effective 17 September 2011. Tours prior follow a different itinerary. Day 1. Sat. Los Angeles. This evening board your flight bound for New Zealand. D Day 2. Sun. In Flight. Cross the international dateline as you travel. Day 3. Mon. Arrive Auckland. Arrive in Auckland today and be met on arrival at the airport. This beautiful city sprawls over a narrow isthmus between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours. Take in the highlight attractions during a tour. Tonight enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Director. Two Night Stay: Auckland, Rendezvous Hotel. B, FD Day 4. Tue. Auckland at Leisure. Enjoy a day at leisure to discover the City of Sails for yourself. Perhaps wander down to the harbor, or explore the shops and restaurants of the city. Alternatively, you could join an extended day trip to Rotorua, the centre of Maori culture and renowned for its geothermal activity (own expense). B Day 5. Wed. Auckland Sightseeing, Fly to Queenstown, Walter Peak Dinner. This morning after breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure to relax or further explore Auckland. Then join your flight to Queenstown. Tonight, cruise aboard the vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a delicious carvery dinner. Three Night Stay: Queenstown, Copthorne Lakefront Resort. B, FD Day 6. Thur. Milford Sound Cruise. Today travel one of the most scenic alpine drives into World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park. Here, take a cruise along the full length of Milford Sound. Relax and enjoy the view as your boat glides past towering Mitre Peak, cascading waterfalls, dense rain forest and rugged mountains. BL Day 7. Fri. Queenstown at Leisure. Today is free for you to explore Queenstown for yourself. Perhaps go shopping in one of the local boutiques, take a jetboat ride on the Shotover River or board a thrilling helicopter ride. Or perhaps you may like to play a round of golf or enjoy a winery tour to sample the local vintages (all at own expense). B Day 8. Sat. Mt Cook, Christchurch. View spectacular alpine scenery today as you journey into the national park to New Zealand’s highest peak, Mt Cook. Here, the huge Tasman Glacier, 17 miles long and two miles wide, flows down Mt Cook’s eastern slopes towards the Mackenzie Basin. Perhaps take a ski plane flight over the region, including a landing on the glacier (weather permitting, own expense). Continue on to the lovely city of Christchurch. Check in to your hotel and relax with the evening at leisure. Stay: Christchurch, The Latimer Hotel. B

Tour Code: EV15

Australia and on arrival enjoy the afternoon at leisure to relax or start exploring the many attractions of this lovely destination. Three Night Stay: Old Sydney Holiday Inn. B Day 10. Mon. Sydney Sights and Opera House Tour. Today see Sydney’s famous sights on a tour of the city. Cruise on Sydney Harbour, see the Harbour Bridge and enjoy a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House. Later, learn about opals and other gemstones before visiting Sydney Wildlife World. Here you’ll see koalas, kangaroos and other native animals. This evening, take in panoramic views of the city as you enjoy a gourmet dinner at the renowned Sydney Tower Restaurant. B, FD Day 11. Tue. Sydney at Leisure. Today is yours at leisure in Sydney, allowing you to discover the sights for yourself. Perhaps join an optional trip to the wine region of the Hunter Valley or visit the Blue Mountains to see the Three Sisters rock formation (both at own expense). B Day 12. Wed. Cairns, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. This morning after breakfast, join a flight to Cairns – the stunning gateway to Far North Queensland. Enjoy some time at leisure to relax or begin exploring this tropical paradise for yourself. Later this afternoon, visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and enjoy the opportunity to learn about the unique culture and traditions of Australia’s Aboriginal people. Three Night Stay: The Hotel Cairns. B Day 13. Thur. Great Barrier Reef Cruise. Enjoy a full day to discover the beauty of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, composed of more than 2,800 individual reefs. Board a catamaran cruise out to the Moore Reef and take advantage of the opportunity to swim or snorkel among the brilliantly colored coral, giant clams, tropical fish and other marine life. You’ll also enjoy a tropical buffet lunch as you relax on board. B, FL Day 14. Fri. Cairns at Leisure. Today is free for you to explore the delights of Queensland’s tropical north at your own pace. You can simply relax on the pristine white sandy beaches, unwind by the hotel pool or go shopping. There are also some optional day tours available such as a trip to Kuranda, a village deep in the heart of the rainforest. Here, perhaps ride the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over the rain forest, visit the local markets or embark on a unique journey aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway – passing over 40 bridges and through 15 tunnels, travelling in tropical rain forest and past rushing waterfalls (all at own expense). This evening gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner. B, FD Day 15. Sat. Depart Cairns. Your tour concludes after breakfast this morning with an included transfer to the airport. B DEPARTURE DATES 2011 Sep 17, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 17 2012 Jan 14, Feb 4, Mar 10 Price Per Person Twin Share From: Sep 11-Mar 12 Land* $4095 Land with Air** $5315 #

# International Seasonal Air Add $330 Dec IMPORTANT *Land fare includes all New Zealand and Australian domestic flights and is based on Qantas as the international carrier. Fare will differ for other airlines **Land With Air includes all domestic, trans-Tasman and flights to/from Los Angeles Fuel surcharges included and are subject to change. Departure and air taxes are additional and will be confirmed at time of final payment

Day 9. Sun. Christchurch, Sydney. This morning take a tour of Christchurch, and discover why this beautiful place is known as New Zealand’s Garden City. Later, board a flight to Sydney, All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

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AUSTRALIA

ITINERARY

12 DAY SCENIC SIGHTS

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Services of an APT Tour Director & Driver • Days 10-12 are Independent Touring • Take a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves • Discover geothermal Rotorua • Visit pristine World Heritage-listed national parks – Tongariro & Mt Cook • Cruise through the Marlborough Sounds • Visit the seaside settlement of Kaikoura • Ride the famous TranzAlpine train across the majestic Southern Alps • In Hokitika, see jewelry carved from jade • See placid lakes Wanaka & Hawea • Cruise the full length of Milford Sound • Travel into Mt Cook National Park • Absorb stunning views from Lake Tekapo SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION SUPERIOR DINING – INCLUDES 19 MEALS 11 Breakfasts (B) & 6 Dinners (D) 2 Feature Dinners (FD) ITINERARY Itinerary effective 5 April 2011. Tours prior follow different itinerary. Please inquire for details. Day 1. Arrive Auckland, Freedom of Choice Touring. Be met on arrival in Auckland and transferred to your centrally located hotel. This afternoon choose from an extensive range of Freedom of Choice Touring activities. Perhaps relax with a Bliss Reflexology treatment at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, join a cruise on scenic Waitemata Harbour, visit Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World, take a city sightseeing tour or explore Auckland Museum. The more adventurous might wish to climb Auckland Bridge for incredible views of the harbor. Stay: Auckland, Rendezvous Hotel Auckland. Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua. Travel to the Waitomo Caves and take a tour of the underground limestone caverns that are lit by thousands of tiny glow-worms, creating an iridescent glow. Continue to Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland and an important centre for Maori culture. Tonight enjoy a Hangi feast and traditional Maori cultural performance of song and dance. Two Night Stay: Rotorua, Heritage Hotel. B, FD Day 3. Rotorua, Freedom of Choice Touring. Rotorua is New Zealand’s oldest and bestknown thermal resort, where generations of visitors have enjoyed its waters, marvelled at its incredible geothermal activity and experienced the region’s unique Maori culture. Today you have the opportunity to choose your activity from our range of Freedom of Choice Touring options. Your options include soaking in a thermal mineral pool at the Polynesian Spa, the Hobbiton movie set tour, encountering native flora and fauna at Rainbow Springs and visiting the Rotorua Museum. Or perhaps take in the Rotorua Icons – at the Agrodome enjoy a sheep show and shearing display and visit Te Puia thermal reserve to view boiling mud pools and exploding geysers. A Country Homestay option is available tonight. BD Day 4. Rotorua, Wellington. Journey to the heart of the North Island. View Wairakei Steam Valley and its geothermal power plant. The station was the world’s second geothermal power station, and the first to utilize flash steam from geothermal water as an energy source to generate electricity. See Huka Falls at the mouth of the Waikato River then cross the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park. Continue to Wellington and take in the stunning panorama of the city and its surrounds. Two Night Stay: Wellington, Duxton Hotel. BD

Tour Code: NCH12

South Island. Rejoin your coach and journey through the renowned vineyard region of Marlborough. Visit the fishing town of Kaikoura, famous for its whale and dolphin watching, before arriving in Christchurch. Stay: Christchurch, Rydges Hotel. BD Day 7. TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef. Board the award-winning TranzAlpine train and cross the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, formed from the alluvial shingle fans of several large rivers, before climbing into the Main Divide. Cross the Southern Alps, then disembark at Arthurs Pass and continue to Hokitika, the gateway to World Heritage-listed Westland National Park. See Pounamu (jade) being carved into jewelry. Continue along the coast and view magnificent Franz Josef Glacier. Together with Fox Glacier, it is unique in the fact that it descends from the Southern Alps to just 650 feet above sea level amid the greenery and lushness of a temperate rain forest. Perhaps join a scenic flight (own expense, weather permitting) Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. BD Day 8. Queenstown, Dine Around Dinner. Enjoy the scenery today as you travel past mountains and glaciers, lakes and rivers. Follow the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to Queenstown, an alpine resort that has gained a reputation as a wine and gourmet food centre. Tonight select from four dining experiences, including a cruise on Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a carvery dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead, or a gondola ride up to the Skyline Restaurant. Three Night Stay: Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Hotel. B, FD Day 9. Queenstown, Freedom of Choice Touring. Today, your touring options include a guided tour of gardens or wineries, a jetboat ride, a tour through the streets of Queenstown in a double-decker bus or a lakeshore forest and bird walk. You may like to take a 4WD Safari of the Scenes tour, or enjoy an exhilarating adventure in Skippers Canyon. These activities are just some of the touring options available to you in Queenstown. B Day 10. Milford Sound, Queenstown. Leave your escorted tour for independent touring to Milford Sound. Following the Remarkables mountain range, trace the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Fiordland National Park. On arrival, cruise the full length of Milford Sound. View waterfalls, cliffs, dense rain forest, mountains and famous Mitre Peak. Seals, penguins and dolphins frequent these waters. This afternoon, following this memorable cruise, return to Queenstown. BD Day 11. Queenstown, Christchurch. Travel to Otago and visit Mt Cook Village. Join an optional scenic helicopter or ski plane flight with a snow landing (own expense, weather permitting). Stop at the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo before continuing on to Christchurch. Stay: Christchurch, Rydges Christchurch. BD Day 12. Depart Christchurch. Today, your tour ends with an airport transfer included. B

Price Per Person Twin Share From: All Meals B&B $4995 $4650 Low Season $4495 $4185 Enquire for full details on departure dates and low season dates.

Day 5. Wellington, Freedom of Choice Touring. Today choose from a wide selection of exciting Freedom of Choice activities. Take a guided tour of the city, including Parliament, or experience New Zealand’s incredible natural history at Zealandia. Discover the secrets behind the Lord of the Rings movies with a tour of the Wellington sets, visit the Carter Observatory & Planetarium or choose from many other options. For dinner, choose from one of the many restaurants in this fabulous city. B Day 6. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and through stunning Marlborough Sounds to Picton on the

*Land only

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Escorted Inclusive Tours

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ITINERARY

14 Day Great Rail Experience

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

INCLUDED RAIL JOURNEYS The Overlander train: Auckland to Otorohanga / Te Kuiti to Tongariro National Park The TranzMetro train: Featherston to Wellington The TranzCoastal train: Picton to Christchurch The TranzAlpine train: Christchurch to Greymouth The Seasider: Dunedin to Palmerston SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Services of an APT Tour Director & Driver • Take a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves • Cruise through the Marlborough Sounds • Cruise the full length of Milford Sound • Travel into Mt Cook National Park SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION SUPERIOR DINING – INCLUDES 24 MEALS • 13 Breakfasts (B) 8 Dinners (D) & 3 Feature Dinners (FD) ITINERARY Itinerary effective 8 April 2011. Tours prior follow different itinerary. Please inquire for details. Day 1. Arrive Auckland, Freedom of Choice Touring. On arrival be met and transferred to your hotel. Then, choose a sightseeing activity from a range of options. Stay: Auckland, Rendezvous Hotel. FD Day 2. Auckland, The Overlander, Rotorua. Board The Overlander train and journey to Otorohanga. Continue by coach to the Waitomo Caves and be guided into a labyrinth of limestone to see the thousands of glow-worms that call these caverns home. Continue to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua by coach. This evening, enjoy a Maori Hangi feast and cultural performance. Two Night Stay: Rotorua, Heritage Hotel. B, FD Day 3. Rotorua, Freedom of Choice Touring. Rotorua is New Zealand’s oldest and best known thermal resort, where generations of visitors have enjoyed its waters and learnt of its proud Maori heritage. Our Freedom of Choice Touring presents a range of options for you to select from today, including a thermal reserve tour, a visit to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, time at Rotorua Museum or a relaxing soak in a thermal mineral pool. Other options are also on offer. A Country Homestay option is available tonight. BD Day 4. Rotorua, The Overlander, Tongariro National Park. This morning you will travel to Te Kuiti by coach and join The Overlander train for a tour through the heart of the North Island. Travel over the world-famous Raurimu Spiral before spending the night in World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park, nestled at the base of the majestic Mt Ruapehu. Stay: Tongariro National Park, Chateau Tongariro. BD Day 5. TranzMetro Train, Wellington. This morning head south to Featherston. Travel through Taihape, renowned as the gumboot capital of New Zealand. Every year a festival is held here to celebrate this essential item of rural kiwi footwear. Continue through the Manawatu Gorge and the Wairarapa region to Featherston. On arrival in Featherston, visit the Fell Engine Museum before boarding the TranzMetro train. Journey to Wellington via the Rimutaka Tunnel. Two Night Stay: Wellington, Duxton Hotel. BD Day 6. Wellington, Freedom of Choice Touring. Today choose from a selection of Freedom of Choice activities. Take a guided tour of the city, including Parliament, or experience New Zealand’s incredible natural history at Zealandia. Discover the secrets behind the Lord of the Rings movies with a tour of the Wellington movie sets, visit the Carter Observatory & Planetarium or choose from many other options. For dinner, choose from one of the many restaurants in this fabulous city (own expense). B

Tour Code: NRC14

across the Southern Alps. Disembark at Greymouth and head to Franz Josef. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier Hotel. BD Day 9. Franz Josef, Queenstown, Dine Around Dinner. Enjoy incredible scenery leaving this World Heritage-listed area. See spectacular mountain ranges, native forests, lakes and glaciers. Journey along the shores of beautiful lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown, with the Remarkables mountain range nearby. Tonight choose from four unique dining experiences with our Dine Around Dinner options. Settle into your accommodation for a two night stay in this beautiful region. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. B, FD Day 10. Queenstown, Freedom of Choice Touring. Queenstown is an exhilarating year-round alpine resort, perfect for adventurers and leisure-seekers alike. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, overlooked by the majestic Southern Alps, the town was named because ‘it was fit for a Queen’. Today there is a selection of activities for you to choose from. A Queenstown double-decker explorer tour, a wine tour of some of the award-winning local wineries, an exhilarating jetboat ride on the Shotover River or a relaxing garden tour might appeal. Alternatively, take the Safari of the Scenes, journey into Skippers Canyon by 4WD or take a lake shore forest and bird walk. B Day 11. Milford Sound, Te Anau. Today journey into beautiful Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. On arrival, embark on a cruise of the full length of this magnificent, glacier-carved fiord. Afterwards, return to your coach and travel to the delightful lakeside town of Te Anau. Stay: Te Anau, Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. BD Day 12. Dunedin, Freedom of Choice Touring. This morning after breakfast, travel to the charming city of Dunedin, widely referred to as the Edinburgh of the South. Here, enjoy a choice of sightseeing activities through our Freedom of Choice Touring concept. Among the options available: you might like to embark on the Taieri Gorge Railway Excursion, take a trip to the Otago Peninsula to view the magnificent Royal Albatross or Yellow-eyed Penguin colonies, visit Speight’s Brewery or take a tour of historic Larnach Castle. Stay: Dunedin City Hotel. BD Day 13. Dunedin, Seasider Train, Mt Cook, Freedom of Choice Touring. This morning board the Seasider Train at Dunedin, and journey north along the east coast. Then travel into World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park, home to Australasia’s highest mountain, Mt Cook. On arrival, join your selected Freedom of Choice Touring activity. Choose from a guided walk through the national park, a Glacier Explorer cruise, a discovery of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, or stargazing with expert astronomy guides. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage. BD Day 14. Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch. Today, visit Lake Tekapo and view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, built from locally gathered stone and oak in tribute to the hard-working early pioneers of the land. Dwarfed by the surrounding mountains, the church is a definite photographic highlight. After stopping to enjoy some of the country’s freshest air, continue through Burkes Pass to the Garden City of Christchurch, with its distinctive English feel. Your tour concludes on arrival in Christchurch and a departure transfer to the airport is included. B Price Per Person Twin Share From: All Meals B&B $5495 $5045 Low Season $4945 $4540 Enquire for full details on departure dates and low season dates.

Day 7. Wellington, TranzCoastal Train, Christchurch. Join a cruise for a journey between the North and South islands. Travel across Cook Strait and through the picturesque Marlborough Sounds and Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton. On arrival join the TranzCoastal train for a scenic journey between mountains and sea. Continue to Christchurch, known as the Garden City. Stay: Christchurch, Rydges Christchurch. BD Day 8. TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef. Board the award-winning TranzAlpine train, voted one of the top rail journeys in the world. Travel through breathtaking gorges, river valleys and

*Land only

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Adventurously Australia

14 Day Cairns to Sydney

Operated by Adventure

Tours Australia

Tour Code: CS14

14 days exploring the east coast of Australia. See amazing beaches and experience unique Australian activities. This is small group touring at its best! With a maximum 14 people per tour, you’ll set off in a comfortable mini-van with loads of leg room. You’ll travel at a relaxed pace with two night stays in beautiful places such as Byron Bay, on an outback cattle station, aboard a yacht and at Mission Beach. Itinerary highlights include Cape Tribulation ’where the reef meets the rainforest’, a trip to the Great Barrier Reef and Mission Beach, where you can search for a cassowary or try white water rafting or sky diving.

There’s time to explore the Whitsundays on a private sailing charter before contrasting this as you go outback and experience life on a working cattle station. Feel the sands between your toes at Rainbow Beach and take a 4WD tour on Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. You’ll find Byron Bay is a great change of pace and the prefect place to relax for a couple of days. A surf lesson is even included in your tour! Along the way your guide will show you all the ‘must’ see destinations plus the hidden treasures of the east coast allowing you to mix a little adventure with a touch of relaxation, creating a perfect and memorable holiday! Tours depart weekly.

From $ 3019

4 Day Red Center Safari

Operated by Adventure

Tours Australia

5 Day Top End Safari

Tour Code: AY4

Operated by Adventure

Tours Australia

Tour Code: NTK5

4 Day 4WD Red Center ‘Safari in Style’ is designed for those who want a comfortable but adventurous small group tour.

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

The safari departs Alice Springs early morning or Ayers Rock Resort after lunch and finishes early evening on day four in Alice Springs. Learn about the geology, flora/fauna, history and Aboriginal culture from your experienced guide as you explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. You’ll return to Alice Springs via the Mereenie Loop with an exciting 4WD adventure into Palm Valley, an overnight stay at Glen Helen and travel alongside the picturesque Western MacDonnell Ranges as you return to Alice Springs.

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

A host will accompany the guide and group when passenger numbers exceed six to provide a better level of service and variety of quality meals.

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

From $1075

From $ 945 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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7 Day / 6 Night Desert Patrol

Operated by Groovy

Grape

Starting in Adelaide, you’ll head north to the Flinders Ranges with hikes through ancient rock formations and an overnight stay in the magnificent Parachilna Gorge. On Day Two you’ll travel the dirt roads and experience the real outback. This is remote territory, with red, stony plains stretching to the horizon. Day Three is spent at the opal capital of the world, Coober Pedy. You’ll take an underground tour to learn about the history of Coober Pedy and its opal. Tonight you’ll sleep like the locals, underground. The goal for Day Four is Uluru (Ayers Rock). You’ll set up camp at Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort), for nights four and five before watching the sunset over Uluru. Day Five includes a guided cultural walk around the base. Time will be available for those wishing to climb.

Spend the morning of Day Six at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), hiking the magnificent Valley of the Winds followed by lunch and an afternoon drive to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) before camping at Kings Creek cattle station. Day Seven of the tour begins at Watarrka. Cool off in the waterhole before returning to camp for a feed. Then it’s on to your final destination: Alice Springs. The guides are knowledgeable with a passion for the outback. Quality is paramount, with the buses having a maximum of 21 comfortable seats, airconditioning, music and either top quality swags or comfortable hostel accommodation for each night. This all-inclusive eco-certified tour caters for all dietary requirements.

From $ 965

10 Day Kakadu to Uluru Safari

Operated by Adventure

Tours Australia

This ten-day Kakadu to Uluru Safari features all the major icons of the Northern Territory and unique experiences exclusive to Adventure Tours. The package includes six nights camping in permanent tents and three nights budget ensuite accommodation. The safari has a refreshing start checking out the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park. You will receive a unique welcome to country by the traditional owners of the land the Limilngan – Wulna people and experience the local Aboriginal culture, cooking your own bush tucker, playing the didgeridoo, basket weaving and spear throwing. Spot wildlife on a river cruise, discover ancient Aboriginal Rock Art at Ubirr, swim in the plunge pools at Muguk, 4WD into Jim Jim Falls, view the mighty Twin Falls and return to Darwin for a free day to explore the city.

Tour Code: PB10DA

From Darwin to Alice Springs enjoy the majestic Katherine Gorge, Mataranka Thermal Springs and Devils Marbles. From Alice Springs head to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Your guide will take you through the amazing domes at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and then watch the colors of an Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunset. Rise early to catch the sunrise then join an Aboriginal guide for an interpretive Mala Walk. At Kings Canyon there’s time to hike and explore the full rim in the beautiful Watarrka National Park. The tour is available in reverse, to start in Alice Springs or Uluru and finish in Darwin.

From $1593 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Adventurously New Zealand

14 Day All of South Island

Operated by Adventure

Tours New Zealand

Tour Code: ASI14

The biggest South Island Adventure Tour – this is two weeks packed full of awe-inspiring scenery and adventure. Keep your camera ready at all times to capture the amazing beaches, fiords, mountains, and glaciers that line the South Island. Day 1: Christchurch to Picton. Take a scenic drive to Picton. Day 2: Picton to Abel Tasman. Enjoy the picturesque beaches and bays of the Abel Tasman National Park. Day 3: Full day exploring Abel Tasman National Park. Day 4: Abel Tasman to Hanmer Springs. Immerse in the natural hot pools of Hanmer Springs. Day 5: Hanmer Springs to Christchurch via Kaikoura for its amazing marine life. Day 6: Christchurch to Franz Josef. Enjoy majestic scenery on the way to Franz Josef glacier.

Day 7: Full day at World Heritage Franz Josef to hike the glacier. Day 8: Franz Josef to Makarora. Amazing coastal scenery and the breathtaking Mount Aspiring National Park. Day 9: Makarora to the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown. Day 10 & 11: Free days to explore beautiful Queenstown. Day 12: Queenstown to Doubtful Sound. Enjoy an overnight cruise (Milford Sound in winter) Day 13: Doubtful Sound to Central Otago. Head to this historic and picturesque gold mining area. Day 14: Central Otago to Christchurch. Includes mountain biking on the famous Otago Rail trail.

From $2246

9 Day All North Island

Operated by Adventure

Tours New Zealand

Tour Code: ANI9

If you want to see and experience the North Island then this is the trip for you. With the Bay of Islands, beaches, Maori culture, volcanoes, and New Zealand’s capital city – it’s got it all! Enjoy a wildlife cruise around the Bay of Islands before your unique overnight stop on the beautiful Urupukapuka Island. Hike New Zealand’s best one-day walk the ’Tongariro Crossing’, walk or kayak to the stunning Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel, see bubbling mud and Maori culture in Rotorua, and canoe down the Reteruke river to the environmental award-winning stop at Whakahoro. All in this nine-day adventure! Your tour includes experienced tour guides, transport, accommodation, snorkelling gear for marine reserve, Native Bird Recovery Center, wildlife boat trip, some meals including a traditional Maori hangi meal and cultural experience, kayak trip in Whanganui National Park and Te Papa Museum. From $1068 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


Adventurously New Zealand

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23 Day All of New Zealand

Operated by Adventure

Tours New Zealand

Tour Code: ANZ23

The largest Adventure Tour in New Zealand - start and finish in Auckland for a trip that includes the best of the North and South Islands.

Day 11: Abel Tasman to Hanmer Springs. Today we set off early passing through two more national parks enroute to the tranquillity of Hanmer Springs. (D)

Visit the scenic Bay of Islands; experience down-to-earth Maori culture; hike a volcano or glacier (or both); explore the stunning Abel Tasman National Park; relax in the natural hot pools of Hanmer Springs; enjoy our exclusive overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound and go mountain biking in central Otago. This is the trip to do if you want to experience the vast differences of landscape, scenery and culture that New Zealand has to offer.

Day 12: Hanmer Springs to Christchurch via Kaikoura. The day begins with a small drive to the coast to head north for Kaikoura, a stop that offers a sanctuary of marine life. (B)

Day 1: Auckland to Paihia. We head north from Auckland to Paihia with some stops on the way including going to see giant kauri trees and Goat Island marine reserve. (D) Day 2: Day in Paihia with optional activities. Today you can choose a day of exploring the Paihia area. There are great nearby beaches, or you can walk to the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds. Day 3: Paihia to Auckland In the morning there is time to relax or visit Russell and/or the Treaty Grounds. In the afternoon we have a boat trip, which travels through the Bay of Islands taking in many of the 144 islands and the chance to see dolphins and whales. Day 4: Auckland to Hahei (Coromandel). We head south east to the ‘Coromandel region’ via views of Waikato farmland. We head to our remote beach area to hike to the stunning Cathedral Cove, and have a chance to bathe in the natural hot pools of Hot Water Beach (tide dependent). (D) Day 5: Hahei to Rotorua. Traveling along the stunning Coromandel Coast we stop for some great walks then head to our unique Maori cultural stop at “Uncle Boys”. We enjoy a hangi meal and a concert with the local Maori, have a chance to learn the Haka and Poi. (B,D) Day 6: Rotorua to Waitomo. This morning we explore the Rotorua area, visiting stunning lakes, geothermal areas and hiking through Redwood forest with optional adventure activities. (D) Day 7: Waitomo to National Park. This morning we head to the Central Plateau and the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park with chance to hike the Tongariro Crossing. (B,D) Day 8: National Park to Wellington. We head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. We have the afternoon to explore “Te Papa”, NZ’s national museum. (B) Day 9: Wellington/Picton to Abel Tasman. From Wellington we catch the inter-island ferry to the port of Picton for the trip through to Marahau. We stop for a wine tour of NZ’s premier wine region world-famous for its Sauvignon Blanc. (B,D)

Day 13: Christchurch to Franz Josef. We start early to cross the majestic Canterbury plains, over Arthur’s Pass and the Southern Alps (with option to take famous Tranzalpine train journey). (D) Day 14: Full day at Franz Josef. Today is free for exploring this World Heritage area. There are many great walks but we highly recommend that you also pay to go on one of the guided trips. (B) Day 15: Franz Josef to Makarora. We follow the coast further south today for even more amazing scenery (including NZ’s most photographed lake), some great walks, waterfalls and a breathtaking alpine pass. (B,D) Day 16: Makarora to Queenstown. We start with a guided walk in the morning then journey on to the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown, the spiritual home of bungy jumping. (B) Day 17 & 18: Full day Queenstown. Optional activities available! Note: No meals. Day 19: Queenstown to Doubtful Sound. This morning we head to Fiordland National Park. Doubtful Sound is truly an amazing place; one of the most remote and untouched places on earth where you will see fur seals, Fiordland Crested Penguins and dolphins. (L,D) Day 20: Doubtful Sound to Central Otago. The morning is spent departing Doubtful Sound. We board our own mini-coach at midday and head on through the Otago region. We explore relics of the gold rush. (B,D) Day 21: Central Otago to Christchurch. In the morning we grab our mountain bikes put them in our mini-coach and head out to sample part of the old Otago Gold Heritage Rail Trail. (B) Day 22: Christchurch to Picton/Wellington. We leave Christchurch this morning for an express trip to Picton and Wellington. Enjoy the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. (B) Day 23: Wellington to Auckland. Today is an express journey from Wellington to Auckland. We will stop on the way to have lunch in Taupo for a short walk and for you to see New Zealand’s largest lake. (B)

Day 10: Full day in Abel Tasman. An entire day to explore the Abel Tasman National Park. We have included a boat transfer out of the park so you can walk this famous coastal track, incorporating some of the NZ’s best beaches. (B) From $ 3200 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Welcome to Australia

AUSTRALIA

Australia is the world’s largest island and is made up of eight contrasting states and territories. A wild and open country that has only be settled for just over 200 years, Australia offers a young, friendly and fresh personality. Natural attractions combine with the Australian quality lifestyle to deliver a travel experience often rated the best on earth.

Western Australia Marine Encounters abound in Western Australia. You can swim with whale sharks, manta rays and wild dolphins. Perth sparkles as one of Australia’s best lifestyle cities for climate, entertainment and culture. In the south west, world-class food and wine are in abundance, whilst the north west is Australia’s last frontier.

Timor Sea

Da

Kalumburu

Indian Ocean

Wyndham Kununurra

Fitzroy Crossing

Broome

Halls C

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

Goldsworthy

Port Hedland Roebourne

Exmouth

Queensland Queensland best captures Australia’s costal lifestyle and vast outback life. From the tropical north, the Great Barrier Reef stretches over 1243 miles to the south, ringed by rainforests, islands, long beaches and interesting towns. Brisbane is the modern river city surrounded by the spectacular Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

We s t e r n Australia

Coral Bay

Monkey Mia

Denham

Meekatharra

Kalbarri

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

Perth

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

Northam

Norseman

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Fremantle

Esperance

Busselton Albany

Indian

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

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

International Boundaries Highways Primary Roads

North

Major Rivers


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Welcome to Australia

AUSTRALIA

Bamaga

arwin

Milingimbi

Aurukun

Lockhart River

G

Arhnhem Land

Gulf of Carpentaria

at

Katherine

Coral Sea

re

Kakadu NP Cooktown

Daintree & Cape Tribulation Port Douglas Palm Cove Cairns

Ba

Timber Creek

rr

Normanton

Mission Beach

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Creek

Airlie Beach

Whitsundays

ef

Mount Isa

Re

Northern Te r r i t o r y

r

Townsville

Mackay Queensland

Longreach

Rockhampton Gladstone

Alice Springs Kings Canyon

Bundaberg Hervey Bay Fraser island

Uluru

Sunshine Coast

Brisbane

Toowoomba Murwillumbah

Gold Coast Byron Bay

Coober Pedy

South Australia

N e w S o u t h Wa l e s ng rli Da

Flinders Range

Port Macquarie

Broken Hill

Head of Bight Whyalla

G re a t A u s t r a l i a n B i g h t

Dubbo

Port Augusta Port Pirie

Barossa Valley Maitland

Murray

Coffs Harbour Tamworth

Bathurst Blue Mountains

Mildura

Sydney

Narrandera

Adelaide

Vinefera Murray

Vi c t o r i a

Bendigo Maryborough

Kangaroo Island

A.C.T.

Wodonga

Wollongong

Canberra Bega

Yarra Valley

Great Ocean Road

Geelong Mornington Peninsula

Lord Howe Island

Hunter Valley Newcastle

Melbourne Wonthaggi

Ta s m a n S e a

Ocean Devonport Cradle Mountain

Launceston Freycinet Ta s m a n i a

Hobart

Maria Island

Australia – Distance by land (miles) Adelaide

Alice Springs

Brisbane

Broome

Cairns

Darwin

Melbourne

Perth

Sydney

Uluru

977

272

2072

1906

1744

1146

1376

2279

1801

Sydney

866

1719

633

3419

1691

2465

620

2521

2157

Perth

1721

2197

2791

1397

3669

2556

Melbourne

460

1355

1058

3510

1936

2384

Darwin

1831

874

2168

1159

1768

Cairns

2203

1473

1058

2498

2928

Broome

3212

1634

Brisbane

1307

1933

Alice Springs

957

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(1 mile = 1.61 kms)

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Independent Travel Passes

AUSTRALIA

Choice HotelPass

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No matter where you go, Choice Hotels Australasia – representing the Econo Lodge, Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands – has a place to stay that will make you feel right at home. Choice Hotels has a selection of more than 280 hotels, suites, resorts and apartments across Australia. With Choice Hotels you may prefer to pre-book and confirm your accommodation in advance at your desired location or you can enjoy the option of an opendated HotelPass. A Choice Hotels HotelPass is a convenient, flexible and very cost effective way to travel. For those that prefer a confirmed itinerary before departure you have the option of pre-booking your accommodation. Whether it’s one night or more, from a suite to a family room, you can select accommodation that is suitable to your travel needs, confirm your booking in advance and enjoy peace of mind when traveling Australia. From $140

Sightseeing Day Tour Pass

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

Tour Code: SSNS

Purchase an APT Sightsee ‘n’ Save Pass and you can SAVE UP TO 30% on Australia’s largest selection of day tours. A Sightsee ‘n’ Save package contains four coupons that can be exchanged for travel on Day Tours in Sydney and Melbourne. These day tours are flagged in the APT Australian Tour Directory. Here’s how it works: Purchase your Sightsee ‘n’ Save Pass before you leave home. Your Sightsee ‘n’ Save coupons are transferable and apply to Sightseeing Day Tours. Call APT the day before you want to travel and book your seat. Enjoy the convenience, flexibility and savings offered by Sightsee ‘n’ Save. Day Tours are available in Sydney and Melbourne.

From $ 388

Spaceships - Australia

Operated by Spaceships

Australia

Freedom to travel around Australia in your own time has arrived with Spaceships Australia. Spaceships are award-winning, uniquely designed vehicles that are like a good car to drive with more useful features than a campervan.

you drive. Your free Outer Space Survival kit comes together with frisbee, maps, DVDs, environmental info, campground guides, and a ’How to use your Spaceship’ manual for your Space Adventure.

Spaceships are fun, safe and easy to drive and feature automatic transmission, power steering, electric windows, air-conditioning, unlimited miles and 24-hour roadside assistance.

Take advantage of the low fuel costs and a support and guidance pack full of useful tips and discount offers exclusive to Spaceship drivers.

Spaceships have a double bed and can be extended at the back for good ventilation and 30% more space. They are fitted with a fridge, cooker and equipment, CD/MP3/DVD player and iPod connector.

This is your chance to see Australia with absolute freedom. No set itineraries, no accommodation costs, just you, a friend and the open road!

From $ 63

There’s no need for powered campsites as a second battery charges as All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


Independent Travel & Rail Journeys

AUSTRALIA

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

Proserpine

Winton

Quilpie

Maryborough Noosa

Cunnamulla

More than simply a mode of transport that takes you to your destination, a train journey becomes an unforgettable part of your holiday experience. Calmly weave your way through Australia’s stunning scenery, from lush tropics to bountiful farmlands, to the red center and outback or along the east coast in a padded reclining seat. Enjoy a meal in the buffet carriage or settle into an easy conversation with fellow passengers in the lounge car. Three Australian train companies formed the Rail Australia Alliance offering a choice of rail passes at exceptional value. Rail Australia Passes offer flexibility and value for money, with seven Rail Passes offering unlimited travel for either three or six months. The East Coast Discovery Pass is a directional pass which offers shorter distances along the east coast. Choose to see all of Australia or focus on particular areas if time is limited. From $ 553

RAIL PASSES: Ausrail Pass: Great Southern Rail, Queensland Rail and CountryLink networks AUS Reef and Outback Pass: Great Southern Rail and Queensland Rail networks Trans AUS Pass: Great Southern Rail and CountryLink networks AUS Reef and Beach Pass: Queensland Rail and CountryLink networks Backtracker Rail Pass: CountryLink network Queensland Explorer Pass: Queensland Rail network

Rail Explorer Pass: Great Southern Rail network East Coast Discovery Pass: Queensland Rail and CountryLink network RAIL COMPANIES: Great Southern Rail operates: The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland CountryLink operates: XPT and Xplorer as well as many regional coach services Queensland Rail: The Sundlander, Tilt Train, The Inlander, The Westlander, Spirit of the Outback and connecting coach services.

Indian Pacific - Sydney to Perth v.v

Operated by Great

Southern Rail

HIGHLIGHTS • Private luxury coach touring • Sightseeing as stated • Quality accommodation • Porterage • Meals as stated • Overnight stay with exciting sightseeing on Kangaroo Island • Two nights stay in Adelaide including city sightseeing tours • Overnight stays and touring in Kalgoorlie and Albany • Sample the wines and beautiful produce with a two night stay in picturesque Margaret River • Enjoy the sightseeing in and round Perth staying for three nights From $790

Gold Service, Sydney to Adelaide, Adelaide to Kalgoorlie

The Indian Pacific gives you two oceans on one of the world’s longest and greatest train journeys. From either Sydney or Perth experience the spectacular Blue Mountains to the treeless plains of The Nullarbor desert, where the train travels the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track, see unique landscapes unfold and spot a fascinating array of wildlife from the comfort of your cabin or Day/Nighter seat. The Indian Pacific offers three accommodation options. Platinum Service is a new luxury level of train travel. Platinum Cabins are approximately twice the size of the standard Gold Twin Cabins with each room offering deluxe accommodation including double or twin beds, spacious ensuite and 24 hour room service. Gold Service is the comfortable mid range level of service; fully inclusive of sleeper accommodation and all meals which are served in a stylish Restaurant Car. Alternatively, Red Service offers Day/Nighter Seating which is in comfortable two abreast recliner arm chairs with footrest and generous leg room.

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


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Rail Journeys

AUSTRALIA

The Southern Spirit

Operated by Great

Southern Rail

Enjoy a journey of discovery as The Southern Spirit winds its way through the rural heartlands of four states, traveling through hills and mountain ranges, across green valleys, past country towns, wide open plains and fertile farmlands. Onboard guests will travel in complete comfort combined with either Platinum or Gold Service. Sumptuous meals are included, served en route in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Including ‘Whistle Stop Tours’ at selected locations enroute, The Southern Spirit highlights the essence of Australia’s southeast including The Grampians National Park, Ned Kelly Country, and the majestic Murray River.

Visit the Western Plains then cross the awe inspiring Blue Mountains and descend to the Hunter Valley for an extended tour. Enjoy a taste of the pristine mid-north coast of New South Wales, with visits to Port Macquarie and Byron Bay. The Southern Spirit’s timetable makes the most of the daylight hours to maximise your enjoyment of the inspiring views and rich natural tapestry of Australia’s eastern seaboard. The Southern Spirit has set departures during January 2011 - March 2011 and November 2011 - March 2012.

From $ 8592

The Ghan

Operated by Great

Southern Rail

HIGHLIGHTS • Gold Service on The Ghan • Darwin sightseeing • Visit Territory Wildlife Park • Explore the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park • Alice Springs town tour • Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the rugged Kings Canyon • Adelaide City Sights • Barossa Valley

SAMPLE DAY TO DAY ITINERARY Day 1 to 5: Flight to Darwin, city tour, visit Territory Wildlife Park, Adelaide River, Kakadu National Park, Billabong Cruise, Guluyambi Cruise, Arnhem Land Day 6: Join The Ghan for travel to Alice Springs with a short stop in Katherine Day 7 to 10: MacDonnell Ranges, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Simpsons Gap, Stanley Chasm Day 11: Rejoin The Ghan for travel to Adelaide Day 12: Adelaide City Sights tour and enjoy a day tour to the Barossa Valley Day 13: Morning at leisure before returning home

The Ghan. It’s an odd name for a train, but in Australian history it is a living legend. On board, guests will marvel at the spectacular Australian landscapes; from the redhued vistas of the MacDonnell Ranges surrounding a town called Alice, gateway to Ayers Rock and the Red Center, and on to the magnificent gorges of Katherine and the tropical splendor of the Top End. The Ghan offers three accommodation options. Platinum Service offers new levels of comfort to elevate The Ghan experience to a truly global standard of luxurious travel including Twin or Double sleeper accommodation with full ensuite and all meals are served in a stylish Restaurant Car. Gold Service is the comfortable mid range level of service; fully inclusive of sleeper accommodation, compact ensuite and like Platinum Service all meals which are included in the fare. Alternatively, Red Service offers Day/ Nighter Seating which is in comfortable two abreast recliner arm chairs with footrest and generous leg room.

From $ 393 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


AUSTRALIA

Rail Journeys

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Tilt Train - Brisbane to Cairns

Operated by Queensland

Rail

Queensland’s favorite coastal destinations are all easily accessible by QR’s Tilt Trains. The trains are the most modern and innovative passenger trains in Australia and are capable of operating at high speeds, reaching an allowable top speed of 100mi/h. It uses special technology to smoothly assist the carriages to ‘tilt’ into curves. Fitted with state-of-the-art facilities the Tilt Train is a great alternative to driving or traveling by coach. Relax in reclinable seats and enjoy the onboard entertainment to keep passengers of all ages entertained, or simply watch the scenery whiz by. The Tilt Train is perfect for quick getaways up and down the Queensland coastline. Board the Tilt Train for a relaxing break in the Whitsunday Islands, to explore the Great Barrier Reef, discover the natural beauty of Fraser Island or take the family on an experience of a lifetime with whale watching in Hervey Bay. From $ 372

Seat only

TILT TRAIN INCLUSIONS • Reclining Business seating on the Cairns service and reclining Business and Economy seating on the Rockhampton service • In-seat entertainment and dining • Drop down tray tables, foot rests, window shades and overhead reading lights Best Travel Sectors Travel between Brisbane, Hervey Bay (access point to Fraser Island) and Gladstone (access point to Heron Island) and between Whitsundays, Townsville and Cairns.

The Sunlander - Brisbane to Cairns

Operated by Queensland

Rail

Comfort, flexibility and a great social atmosphere have made The Sunlander one of Australia’s great overnight rail journeys. Sit back, relax and watch the breathtaking scenery roll by as The Sunlander weaves its way along the picturesque coastal stretch between Brisbane and tropical Cairns where the Great Barrier Reef meets the timeless Daintree wilderness. The Sunlander connects passengers with some of Queensland’s most popular tourist attractions, including the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Fraser Island, Kuranda Scenic Rail and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience. Enjoy the friendly onboard atmosphere in the comfort of a Club Car or Lounge Car. Covering 1045 miles (1681 kilometer) 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. From $260

2 Days Brisbane Cairns, includes all meals in Queenslander

The Sunlander has been rated Australia’s number one train journey, and amongst the top 25 rail journeys in the world. 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, wetpack and travel compendium • All a-la-carte meals served in the exclusive Onboard Dining Car • Lounge Car featuring live entertainment and informative commentary

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


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Sydney and New South Wales

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

NEW SOUTH WALES

Sydney Package

ITINERARY

The Blue Mountains Deriving their name from the ever-present blue haze caused by the sun’s rays striking the minuscule droplets of eucalyptus oil, which evaporate from the leaves of the dense forest, the Blue Mountains comprises 26 towns and villages. Echo Point at Katoomba is a must. Day 1: Arrive Sydney. Upon arrival in Sydney, shuttle transfer to your chosen hotel.

Canberra Canberra, the capital city of Australia, is a beautiful city home to a long list of attractions including Parliament House, The War Memorial, The National Gallery, The High Court of Australia, The Questacon Science Center and the Mount Stromlo Observatory.

Day 2: Visit the Rocks precinct, climb Observatory Hill to view Anzac Bridge and Darling Harbour and cross Sydney Harbour Bridge to arrive in Manly. After lunch, continue through Woolloomwooloo, Kings Cross, Darling Point, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, before reaching Bondi Beach. Return to Sydney. Day 3: Full Day Blue Mountains & Wildlife Park including lunch. Visit Homebush Bay, Leura village and Echo Point to see the Three Sisters rock formation. Travel through Katoomba, and discover the Blue Mountains National Park. At Featherdale Park take a photo with a cuddly koala, see kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and fairy penguins. Day 4: Depart Sydney. Choose to extend your stay or your driver will meet you at your hotel today for shuttle coach transfer to the airport.

Hunter Valley The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s more scenic wine growing areas, with the Hunter River winding its way lazily through the grapevine clad hills. Wineries in the region range from very large estates to the smaller boutique style wineries. The Hunter Valley offers the perfect escape from the city.

Port Stephens

Byron Bay

NEW SO SOUTH WA WALES

Hunter Valley Blue Mountains

Port Stephens is a series of idyllic seaside villages scattered along a crystal clear waterway out to the Pacific Ocean. Famous for its natural unspoilt beauty, the area is known as the ‘Blue Water Paradise’ for its attractive bays and inlets. Its seemingly endless white sandy beaches border waters frequented by dolphins and whales.

A.C. C TT..

Port Stephens

Sydney

Canberra

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

From $ 469


Sydney Tours

NEW SOUTH WALES Sydney Classic Cycle Tour

Operated by Bonza

Bike Tours

Sydney Harbor Cruise

Half Day Tour

There is no other experience in town that shows you as much or entertains you like the Sydney Classic Cycle Tour. Sit back on one of the super-comfortable bikes while the expert Bonza guides show you the way. They’ve carefully planned routes that ride in the street a minimal amount of time – instead, they take you through parks, harbor fronts, and sidewalks. The guides will give you great tips on what to do while in town, what’s on, where to eat, and an all-around entertaining and informative experience. From $107

Operated by Captain

Cook Cruises

Cruise Sydney Harbor aboard the prestigious MV Sydney 2000. Offering panoramic viewing windows on every deck, the harbor is presented like a picture postcard. Each deck features a covered outdoor area, plus access to the upper open Star Deck. Enjoy a Seafood Buffet Lunch with commentary, two or three course a la carte Top Deck Lunch, an early Sunset Dinner or Captains Club Dinner with live entertainment. Cruises depart daily from No.6 Jetty Circular Quay, Sydney. From $ 32

Cruise Like a Local

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Sydney Harbor Sailing

4 Hour Cruise Incl Lunch

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Harbor Sailing

See Sydney and its surrounds with the small group cruising specialists aboard Calypso, a 52-foot luxurious motor yacht. Cruise the foreshores of Sydney Harbor past the world famous Sydney Harbor Bridge and The Opera House before dropping anchor in a secluded cove where you will enjoy a gourmet barbecue lunch. Swim, kayak or relax on the expansive sunbed soaking up the Sydney sunshine. With guaranteed daily departures with a minimum two, maximum ten passengers, this is your chance to cruise like a local and truly enjoy this quintessential Sydney experience. From $ 308

Come join them and experience the fun of sailing on Sydney Harbor aboard our 44-foot stylish catamaran. Choose one of the three harbor tours and enjoy a classic cruising experience jam packed with lots of fun. Designed to accommodate up to 45 people, the cruises represent outstanding value and enables you to experience this famous harbor and see up close Australian icons including the Harbor Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park, and Taronga Zoo. Whilst at anchor, swim into the beach for a friendly game of beach cricket or relax on the expansive deck. Light meals included. From $ 82

Sydney Opera House Tours

Darling Harbor Experience

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Operated by Sydney

Opera House Tours

Come inside the world’s most recognisable sails and experience this miracle of architecture. Take a one-hour Essential Tour inside the building, running daily. Come backstage on the Backstage Tour with exclusive access behind the scenes to explore the building from a different angle. The Red Carpet package is the ultimate experience and includes the Essential Tour, an A-reserve performance ticket, and a three-course dinner under the sails at the world-class Guillaume at Bennelong or Aria restaurant. From $ 38

Lets Go Surfing Bondi

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Go Surfing

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See the best of Sydney all in one ticket! Visit Sydney Aquarium, showcasing over 11,500 all-Australian animals including huge sharks, rays, platypus and dugongs. Meet massive saltwater crocodile Rex and interact with Sydney’s largest collection of Australian wildlife under one roof at Sydney Wildlife World. Experience Sydney Tower + OzTrek and view Sydney from a height of 250 meters. Take a cruise with Captain Cook, enjoy lunch or dinner at Jordon’s Seafood Restaurant, use your Monorail Day Pass and take in a film at Imax. From $248

Sydney with the Works

2 Hour or Half Day Experiences

Do what the locals do and experience Sydney’s awesome beach culture with Lets Go Surfing on world famous Bondi Beach. The award-winning team at Lets Go Surfing will show you how easy, safe and fun surfing Bondi can be. Your small group lesson or private session includes all the equipment and personal service in a safe and fun environment. Bondi is just four miles from Sydney’s CBD and surfing Bondi is a great way to see Sydney, meet some locals and uncover why Lets Go Surfing is a Sydney must do experience. Perfect for beginners, it’s both safe and fun! From $ 96

Operated by APT

Touring

Full Day Tour

Enjoy the day exploring the spectacular highlights of Sydney and discover Sydney with the Works! Combine the morning Manly and Northern Beaches Tour with the afternoon Downtown Sydney, Bondi and Kings Cross Tour. Capture the beauty and lifestyle of the harbor city from specially selected vantage points with many photographic opportunities. In the afternoon tour Sydney’s bustling city precincts and admire the white sands of Bondi Beach and other eastern beaches. A great introduction tour into the wonderful city of Sydney. From $126

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Sydney Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley Tours

Blue Mountains Overnight Experience

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Hunter Valley Wine & Wilderness Day

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Eco Adventures

Small Group Day Tour - Code: A198

This small group tour to the Hunter Region offers the real Australian history, wildlife and Aboriginal cultural experience along with wine tastings in a full day of complementing experiences. Meet some of the locals, travel through beautiful national parks, learn of the harsh settlers’ days and convict conditions as they worked here to establish the European Australia. Enjoy meeting native Australian animals at a wildlife park, scenic touring to the Hunter Valley, boutique wine tasting, a gourmet wine and food appreciation lunch, and cheese and chocolate tasting. From $253

2 Day Hunter Valley

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Eco Adventures

Small Group 2 Day Tour - Tour Code: A182

The best way to fully experience the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park is to spend an evening in the region. With stunning waterfalls, cliff top views and luxurious accommodation, there is something for everyone. Led by experienced guides, day one of this small group tour includes an exclusive ‘Breakfast with the Koalas’ at Featherdale Wildlife Park as well as a chance to view remote regions away from other tourists as you head on a complete loop of the Blue Mountains. After a delicious lunch you will be dropped at your accommodation where you have the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure. On day two, the morning is free to explore more great views, unique rock formations, deep canyons and ancient rainforests before being collected in the early afternoon. Finally, you will be taken to the southern section of the National Park on the way back to Sydney. From $ 848

Blue Mountains & Australian Wildlife

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Touring

2 Day 1 Night Tour - Tour Code: S145

Enjoy the fertile Hunter Valley, taste award-winning regional foods and wines. With so much to see and do in the Hunter Valley staying overnight is the perfect getaway for those who want to explore this picturesque region. Operated by APT

Touring

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: S15

Explore World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. Stretching for over one million acres. Pass by Homebush Bay, site of the 2000 Olympic Games, climb into the mountains via the sleepy townships of Blaxland, Leura, Wentworth and Lawson. Discover Leura village and enjoy free time to wander its eccentric streets. Stop at Echo Point and see the famous Three Sisters. Enjoy an easy walk along the boardwalk through the rainforest, grab a bite to eat or sit and enjoy the 360-degree views of the Three Sisters. Enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park. From $129

Blue Mountains Deluxe Eco Day

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Eco Adventures

Spend your time strolling amongst the vineyards, purchase some wines, or just enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside. Begin with a guided tour, lunch and wine tasting at McWilliams Mt Pleasant Estate followed by further tastings at McGuigans. After a food and wine feast relax in your overnight accommodation at the Grand Mercure.

From $ 359

Magnificent Hunter Valley Wine Taster

Small Group Day Tour - Tour Code: A183

Experience a real Australian journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you’ll see it all. Highlights of this guided small group tour include an exclusive ‘Breakfast with the Koalas’ at Featherdale Wildlife Park with a chance to enjoy all the animals before the crowds arrive, sensational remote views away from other tourists with a delicious lunch included, searching for kangaroos in the wild, a visit to the Scenic World attractions, and finally a glass of champagne to toast the day. From $275

Operated by APT

Touring

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: S14

Discover the picturesque Hunter Valley. Explore the fertile valley and taste award-winning regional foods and wines. Enjoy private vineyard inspections and learn of the wine making process. Enjoy lunch included at Hunter Resort accompanied by wine tasting and enjoy further tastings at Oakvale Winery. Spend your time strolling amongst the vineyards, purchase some wines, or just enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside. Your afternoon includes a visit to Hunter Valley Gardens Village, a little township within the Hunter Valley. From $166

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Sydney Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley Tours

4 Day Views & Vineyards Self Drive

Operated by Independent

2 Day Blue Mountains

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Sydney - Sydney

Day 1: Sydney to Blue Mountains. Head towards the Blue Mountains. Visit Wentworth Falls and enjoy a trip on the scenic railway. Visit Leura and dine in one of the restaurants. Day 2: Blue Mountains to Hunter Valley. Travel north through Mt Victoria and Bilpin. Near Kurrajong, join the winding Putty Road which takes you through the Wollemi National Park to reach the Hunter Valley. Day 3: Hunter Valley. Explore the wineries, art and gourmet delights. Dine in one of the many gourmet restaurants. Day 4: Hunter Valley to Port Stephens or Shoal Bay. Travel to Port Stephens. Take an afternoon cruise with the dolphins (at own expense) or book ahead for a cruise tomorrow morning. Day 5: Port Stephens or Shoal Bay to Sydney. Head south along the Pacific Highway, detour to Newcastle and past Lake Macquarie. Continue along the coast through The Entrance and Gosford, before going over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. From $ 679

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Touring

The best way to explore and experience this region and all it has to offer is to stay overnight. Enjoy your full day tour taking in all the highlights of the Blue Mountains including the Three Sisters, Leura and Scenic World before checking into your overnight property, Lilianfels. This boutique-style property is a renowned haven of relaxation.

From $ 463

Hunter Valley Overnight Experience

Operated by Australian

Operated by Australian

Small Group 3 Day 2 Night - Tour Code: A187PG

2 Day 1 Night Tour - Tour Code: S151

Clean, crisp mountain air – the perfect escape from Sydney. This rugged and beautiful region forms part of the Great Dividing Range – linking tropical north to temperate south, while dividing coastal cities from the vast outback. With its sleepy hamlets, waterfalls, forested ravines and pristine bushland, The Blue Mountains National Park has something for everyone.

Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley Experience

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Small Group 2 Day - Tour Code: A198PG

This unique small group tour to the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley offers an Australian history and Aboriginal culture experience, along with beautiful scenery and wine tasting over three days.

Experience Australia’s oldest wine growing region with this overnight small-group tour. The Hunter Valley is the perfect getaway, with many activities available such as wine and cooking schools, hot air ballooning, day spas and exploring the Hunter Valley Gardens.

With expert guides leading the tour, the highlights on day one include ‘Breakfast with the Koalas’ at Featherdale Wildlife Park, unique touring to remote regions, a wonderful lunch and an evening in the Blue Mountains. On day two, you’ll travel through the scenic Wollemi National Park with time to enjoy morning tea at a local farm, before visiting the Hunter Valley to enjoy wine tastings at award winning boutique wineries, a gourmet lunch and a relaxed evening. The morning of day three is at leisure, before you return to Sydney in the afternoon. Stay at luxurious accommodation as you escape the city and explore these unique regions for an experience of a lifetime.

Led by experienced guides, highlights include meeting native Australian animals, scenic Hunter Valley touring, boutique wine tasting, a wine and food appreciation lunch and an evening and morning at leisure – all before returning to Sydney at the end of two full days of pleasure.

From $1908

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InterContinental Sydney

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Park Hyatt Sydney

Enjoying the most prestigious location on Sydney Harbor, this landmark hotel is a sanctuary of luxury and sophistication. With breathtaking views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge, personalized butler service, private boat access and a contemporary ambience, Park Hyatt Sydney is the perfect place to relax and be pampered. The hotel is located close to the city’s cultural and shopping districts and within walking distance of the Rocks area, offering guests an intimate, residential-style hotel. The hotel has a waterfront restaurant, lounge bar, day spa and pool. From $ 942

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

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Positioned on the edge of the world’s most stunning harbor, InterContinental Sydney is just moments from the famous Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, vibrant Circular Quay and exclusive shops. The hotel’s 509 contemporary designed guest rooms and suites, each with a picture frame view, are a blend of luxury and comfort. Beyond your room, discover the hotel’s outstanding facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool, 24-hour gymnasium, massage facilities, restaurants and bar. For the ultimate experience upgrade to a Club InterContinental guest room, for access to Sydney’s only roof top lounge with panoramic views across Sydney Harbor.

With stunning views of Sydney’s spectacular harbor, the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House the Shangri-La Hotel brings legendary hospitality to the historic Rocks District in the heart of Sydney. Altitude Restaurant on Level 36 was awarded Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year at the 2010 Australian Hotels Association Awards of Excellence. Blu Bar on 36 is located high above the city with panoramic views of Sydney Harbor Bridge, Opera House and Darling Harbor. Australia’s first CHI, The Spa boasts the most luxurious private spa suites in Sydney. From $ 309

From $ 340

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

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A Sydney icon, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is perfectly located by the harbor with stunning views over the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge. The hotel features the city’s most up-to-date guest rooms and suites following an extensive room refurbishment in 2009. Kable’s restaurant showcases the best of contemporary Australian cuisine whilst the cocktail bar is a popular meeting place for Sydneysiders and visitors alike. Enhance your stay with a visit to the award-winning spa or relax by Sydney’s largest outdoor hotel swimming pool. PAY 3

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A chic and sexy, BLUE Sydney is a Taj Hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s most famous and luxurious marina complex featuring exceptional restaurants. BLUE has a well-established reputation of blending the intimacy of a boutique hotel with the facilities and reliability of a five-star experience. The hotel offers 100 guest rooms with stylish interiors, unique characteristics of the original heritage-listed wharf, modern décor and a view of either the eclectic city skyline or Sydney Harbor foreshores.

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From $ 447

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Set majestically on the eastern shore of Circular Quay, this contemporary 5-star luxury apartment-style hotel offers spectacular views of Sydney’s famous Harbor Bridge, the Opera House, Royal Botanical Gardens and city skyline. Each suite comprises a spacious lounge dining room, fully appointed bathroom with spa, meticulously equipped gourmet kitchen with integrated laundry and a private furnished balcony. The hotel features the highly acclaimed Quadrant Restaurant, ECQ Bar and a private recreation deck.

From $ 312

BLUE Sydney, A Taj Hotel

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Quay Grand Suites Sydney

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From $ 470

Quay West Suites Sydney

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Set in the heart of Sydney’s historical Rocks, offering the ultimate home away from home in glorious surrounds, this superb 5-star all-suite hotel affords uninterrupted views across Sydney’s spectacular Bridge, Harbor and Opera House or city skyline. Every beautiful suite has separate sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, laundry and windows that open. Facilities include a stunning sunken Roman-style heated swimming pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium and outdoor sundeck.

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From $ 361


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The Sebel Pier One

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Nestled alongside Sydney Harbor Bridge in the heart of the famous Rocks precinct, The Sebel Pier One Sydney boasts breathtaking panoramic views of Sydney harbor. Sydney’s first ‘on and over’ the water hotel blends its federation building with contemporary chic architecture, providing a rich fusion of heritage legacy and modern lifestyle. Stunning sunset views are the ideal complement for dining either inside Front Restaurant or alfresco on the pier. The hotel’s unique private pontoon is ideal for exploring Sydney’s magnificent harbor. From $ 308

The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney

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This award-winning contemporary hotel is located adjacent to the World Square development, right in the entertainment, theater, business and shopping heart of the CBD. This great location provides easy access to major tourist attractions by foot and public transport. There are 450 spacious and luxuriously appointed rooms and suites including King and Twin Deluxe Rooms, Executive Club Rooms, Family Rooms plus One Bedroom Suites. Non-smoking and disabled rooms are available on request. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, complimentary gymnasium, Executive Club Lounge, valet car parking, guest laundry, business center, foreign currency exchange, retail arcade, plus 24-hour reception, concierge and room service. As a guest of Rydges World Square Sydney you will feel at home with their warm and friendly staff, whilst enjoying the facilities that this elegant hotel has to offer.

This 4.5-star contemporary hotel is located minutes from Sydney’s CBD in cosmopolitan Surry Hills and only 200m from Central Railway Station. Perfect for both business and leisure travellers. This hotel offers spacious and contemporary accommodation rooms, indoor 20m pool, spa, sauna, gym and rooftop sundeck. Along with two restaurants, two bars, a coffee shop and Australia’s first hotel lobby with in-ground glass aquarium. Located within a short walk are the shopping and dining areas of Oxford and Crown Street, the Entertainment Center, Darling Harbor and Chinatown. PAY 4

From $211

The Grace Hotel

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Bayview Boulevard Sydney

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Bayview Boulevard Sydney, Sydney City’s 4-star harbor view hotel, offers 271 guest rooms with stunning views of the picturesque Sydney skyline and harbor. Centrally located to Sydney’s CBD, tourist attractions, shopping, dining and entertainment districts, Bayview Boulevard Sydney is the perfect destination to truly experience Sydney. Boasting a guest list of high profile personalities, the hotel continues to attract a wide variety of clientele who seek comfort with style.

From $238

Mantra on Kent

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Located in the heart of Sydney, The Grace Hotel is only steps away from Darling Harbor, King Street Wharf as well as the best shopping, theaters and entertainment on offer. Standing beautifully restored today, the heritage listed 4.5-star Grace Hotel offers warm, personalized service and a unique blend of Art Deco charm and contemporary comfort. Designed with the frequent traveller in mind, all 382 spacious and contemporary rooms feature the latest in-room entertainment and technology. And it’s rumoured The Grace Hotel boasts the most comfortable beds in Sydney.

From $276

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

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Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbor

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Welcome to Sydney’s largest hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbor. With 630 rooms including 45 suites, you’ll enjoy the comfort and convenience of the best location in town. Located in Sydney’s central business district and overlooking Darling Harbor, the hotel is just a short walk from the major entertainment and shopping districts including Pitt Street Mall, Queen Victoria Building, and Chinatown. You’re invited to take a stroll and explore this amazing city. Four Points offers an extensive range of facilities for the business and leisure traveller, including the Corn Exchange Restaurant, renowned for its market fresh seafood buffet. Recharge your batteries in the 24-hour fitness center or experience a slice of Sydney’s past and pull up a barstool and sample great local brews and beers from all over the world at The Dundee Arms pub.

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Oaks Goldsbrough Apartment Hotel on Darling Harbor, offers a charm reminiscent of Sydney’s colorful past. Originally built in 1883, the unique historical features remain, creating a romantic ambience. The magnificent neo-classical facade, the original tallowwood floors and exposed ironbark columns, which feature throughout the hotel, complement the modern luxury apartments inside. Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments combine the outstanding facilities and service of a modern luxury hotel with the privacy and spaciousness of a fully self-contained apartment.

This magnificently restored heritage landmark building is positioned adjacent to Central Station, offering great public transport options to discover Sydney’s many attractions. Located close by are Paddy’s Market and Chinatown, filled with restaurants and grocers specialising in genuine Asian cuisine. In addition to a myriad of dining options, Medina Executive Sydney Central allows you to experience Sydney’s live music and theater at nearby Sydney Entertainment Center or the Capitol Theater before returning to relax in your luxury apartment. GET 5

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Embracing Sydney’s best location, The Menzies Sydney is ideally located in the heart of Sydney City with famous attractions including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbor Bridge and The Royal Botanic Gardens all a short stroll away. The hotel also has the luxury of direct rail access to the airport and close accessibility to public transport. The Menzies Sydney offers an unparalleled standard or personal service in time-honored tradition boasting two restaurants, two cafes and four bars. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa and gym. PAY 3

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The Menzies Sydney

From $204

Medina Executive Sydney Central

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Holiday Inn Old Sydney is perfectly located to experience the surrounding shops, cafes and restaurants that Sydney is known for. Located in the heart of the city, the majority of Sydney’s attractions are only footsteps away with a variety of activities available to keep everyone entertained. By day or by night, Holiday Inn Old Sydney also offers a spectacular rooftop, which provides some of the best views over Sydney Harbor from the rooftop pool and spa. Holiday Inn Old Sydney offers 175 guestrooms, which have been thoughtfully designed for comfort and rest, a complimentary business center to keep you connected whilst away from home. The Lobby Bar is the perfect place to relax with a drink after a day of sightseeing.

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Holiday Inn Old Sydney is one of the city’s little secrets, uniquely positioned between the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House.

From $292

Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments

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Holiday Inn Old Sydney

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From $199

Medina Grand Sydney

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Medina Grand Sydney has 144 one, two & three bedroom serviced apartments, ideally suited to both short and long stays, along with studio rooms. Superbly located in Sydney’s CBD, Medina Grand Sydney is your passport to Sydney’s best shopping, only minutes from over four hundred specialty stores in the renowned Pitt Street Mall. The central location offers easy access to premier tourist spots such as Sydney Centerpoint Tower, Darling Harbor, Chinatown and a great selection of restaurants and nightlife.

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From $269


NEW SOUTH WALES Holiday Inn Potts Point

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Surrounded by more than 300 popular street cafes and bars, Holiday Inn Potts Point is where you want to be on your upcoming visit to Sydney. Located five minutes from the city center, one stop on the adjacent underground train will have you at the footstep of the many shops and attractions that the city is famous for. With great access to public transport, visit the iconic Bondi Beach located only 15 minutes away and enjoy the Sydney climate with a beachside culture offering great shopping, restaurants and cafes to experience. Soak up the sights of Sydney from one of the spacious and contemporary rooms with harbor views. Holiday Inn Potts Point facilities include the Mediterranean-themed Sirocco Bar & Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), a fitness center, complimentary business center to keep you connected whilst away from home and a guest laundry.

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

With a range of spacious comfortable rooms from Premium to Deluxe rooms, Quality Hotel Cambridge is a comfortable hotel and offers well-appointed facilities at an affordable price offers. Featuring new furnishings, work desk and carpets, all Deluxe rooms have been incorporated on the top floors of the property and have been designed to create both a contemporary and comfortable ambience for the most discerning guests. All rooms have LCD televisions, European pillows and duvets. One-bedroom Deluxe Rooms are ideal for families as they feature a separate bedroom with queen beds and double sofa bed in the lounge with a kitchenette.

Travelodge Wynyard

For a stylish, contemporary hotel experience in the heart of Sydney city, a stay at The Marque Hotel Sydney is a must. Recently renovated and refurbished modern décor and clean simple lines are complemented by sophisticated, attentive service. Unwind by the pool on the rooftop sundeck or relax in the lobby bar lounge. Located adjacent to the transport hub of central Sydney, The Marque Sydney is just minutes to Darling Harbor, the fashionable Surry Hills and vibrant Chinatown.

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

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

From $245

The Marque Hotel Sydney

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Quality Hotel Cambridge

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Holiday Inn Darling Harbor

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From $164

Vibe Hotel Sydney

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

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From $152


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BreakFree on George

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BreakFree on George offers stylish, affordable 4-star accommodation at the heart of Sydney’s vibrant entertainment district. Offering 160 studios, and one and two bedroom apartments with broadband, movies and cable TV, BreakFree on George also has the convenience of the on-site restaurant, open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. BreakFree on George is within easy reach of Chinatown, Capitol Theater, the Sydney Entertainment and Convention Center, Darling Harbor, Star City Casino, Circular Quay and city shopping outlets. PAY 3

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NEW SOUTH WALES Travelodge Sydney

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

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From $ 206

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From $120

Arts Hotel

The Sebel Manly Beach

Set in trendy Paddington – Sydney’s art and fashion precinct – the Arts Hotel offers a unique location, personal service and great value. The hotel is surrounded by cuttingedge fashion boutiques, bookshops, cinemas, art galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Facilities include a garden courtyard and pool, plus complimentary bicycles, in-house movies and internet booth as well as free Wi-Fi in public areas. Guests can choose from Garden, Standard and Family Rooms, all within walking distance of the city, with direct buses to Circular Quay, Bondi Beach and Watsons Bay.

Located on the secluded, southern end of Manly Beach, just a 30-meter walk from the sand, The Sebel Manly Beach guestrooms and suites are well-appointed and spacious offering a choice of accommodation ranging from studio rooms to one and two bedroom suites – all completed to high standards of style and design. Many of the rooms and suites offer views of Manly Beach. All are individually air-conditioned and feature a large balcony to welcome the ocean breeze. The hotel offers two swimming pools, spa, sauna and an onsite restaurant. PAY 4

From $ 205

Harbor Rocks Hotel Sydney

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Brilliantly located right in the heart of the historic Rocks entertainment precinct, this heritage-listed property is on the site of Sydney’s first hospital. Built by twelve convict carpenters, and sixteen hired men, it provides a fascinating glimpse into Sydney’s past and is a unique base from which to explore the city today. This boutique hotel offers well-appointed rooms with modern amenities whilst preserving the historic charm of the 150-year-old building. The Sydney Harbor Bridge, Opera House and CBD are at your doorstep.

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Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach

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The Crowne Plaza is opposite Coogee Beach and is four miles to the city center. Within three miles of the hotel you’ll find eight premier golf courses, Randwick Racecourse, The Sydney Showground, Football Stadium and Cricket Ground. Crowne Plaza Coogee is a beach hotel with ocean views. It is surrounded by one of the East Coast’s most breathtaking beaches and headlands. The hotel’s guest rooms offer a sense of Australian beach life – from bright rooms with king or twin double beds to luxury suites. Balcony rooms with ocean views are also available.

From $ 261

Hotel Ibis World Square

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Located right in the heart of Sydney, next to the World Square Center, you are within easy walking distance to local attractions including Darling Harbor, Cockle Bay Wharf, Chinatown, Sydney Entertainment Center and the Capitol Theater. The hotel is perfectly located within vibrant entertainment and shopping precincts with trendy restaurants and bars for all tastes and budgets nearby. The Monorail, Light Rail and Central Railway are within five to ten minutes walk, providing easy access within the city and beyond, making the perfect choice for both business and leisure. From $173

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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Crown Street

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Adina on Crown is the best way to experience an alternative to the postcard Sydney – having captured the buzz of a unique pocket filled with an eclectic mix of fashion, art and culinary gems. Located in the heart of chic Surry Hills, yet just a short walk to the heart of the Sydney CBD. It is literally surrounded by excellent restaurants and boutique pubs, hip designer shops, cool cafes and art galleries. Adina’s 5-star facilities include cable TV, broadband internet, spa, sauna and swimming pool.

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From $ 270


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Q Station Retreat

The Sebel Harborside Kiama

Q Station is a heritage retreat like no other, offering superb accommodation overlooking Sydney Harbor and the surrounding National Park. Occupying Australia’s first former quarantine station, Q Station is located in a secluded sandy cove featuring native bushland and towering cliffs. Day-trippers are also welcome, with the property featuring a great program of tours and activities as well as its popular Boilerhouse restaurant, positioned beside a quiet harbor beach. A free shuttle bus is available to nearby Manly.

Overlooking Kiama Harbor and just a short stroll from the famous ‘blowhole’, The Sebel Harborside Kiama offers an idyllic holiday destination. Choose from 88 fully self-contained guest rooms with ocean, garden or town views. Hotel facilities include modern Australian Restaurant 1871 or for a casual drink or snack, Blue Diamond Bar & Bistro. Less than 90 minutes’ drive from Sydney, The Sebel is positioned on arguably one of the country’s most enjoyable coastal drives in the heart of Kiama.

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From $ 233

Peppers Guest House

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Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

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Encapsulating the charm and hospitality of Hunter wine country, Peppers Guest House has a delightfully relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and exceptional food and wine. Set in the heart of the Hunter Valley vineyards, this distinguished sandstone retreat has 48 elegant boutique rooms and an exclusive four-bedroom homestead, providing the perfect base to explore the world famous region. Foodies love the new Restaurant Sanctuary with menus based on local and seasonal produce, complementing the excellent local wines.

From $ 390

Hunter Valley Resort

The Hunter Valley is famous for its world class Shiraz and Semillon. The area is also home to more than 60 restaurants and 140 cellar doors making it a must see destination. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is ideally located in the heart of the Hunter Valley. The resort has a diverse choice of luxury accommodation options for couples, groups and families with 150 deluxe rooms, 104 two-bedroom villas and 70 three-bedroom villas. The hotel has extensive leisure facilities including an 18-hole golf course, Tea Tree Spa, a spacious resort pool, backlit tennis and basketball courts. The child-friendly resort also boasts the only complimentary and full-supervised Kids Club in the region. With the neighbouring vineyards, wide-range of facilities, extensive accommodation options and an impeccable reputation for quality and customer service, come and discover the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

From $ 247

An easy two-hour drive north of Sydney is the famous Hunter Valley wine country, and centrally located Hunter Resort. Surrounded by its own 40-year-old vineyards, you’ll enjoy the onsite winery, brewery, horse riding, massage center, pool, tennis, and an excellent restaurant with separate brewery café. There is even a wine theater and wine school. Choose between 4-star rooms, spa cottages or the two-bedroom cottage. They all feature timber cathedral ceilings with floor to ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony giving superb views of the local wine country. Nearby you’ll find hot air ballooning, three championship golf courses, the famous Hunter Valley Gardens, cheese and chocolate factories, some 75 restaurants and cafes, and over 140 wineries to visit. Return mini coach transfers to Sydney city hotels and Sydney Airport are available on request. PAY 3

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From $ 259

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Coastal New South Wales

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island

Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay at the foot of the imperious mountain twins rising dramatically above.

style suites are designed to complement Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment. Inspired by the carefree spirit of the authentic Australian beach house and featuring lavish king beds, beach-chic furnishings and generous decks, this is barefoot luxury at its best.

An inspired architectural design welcomes spectacular views of the ocean, reef and mountains into the lodge. A feeling of relaxed sophistication flows throughout, and attracts the discerning traveller, or guests seeking a civilized sub-tropical island escape. A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports visitors to a real ‘treasure island’, a paradise lost in time and perfectly preserved.

Fine dining in the Lodge Restaurant showcases a bounty of seafood and fresh regional produce. Guests unwind in the petite Capella Spa with a menu of signature treatments. Luxurious surrounds, exceptional island-inspired dining and unforgettable ‘first-name’ service combine to create an outstanding lodging experience. Capella Lodge sets world-class standards of exclusive luxury on Lord Howe.

Guests take to mountain walks, relax on white-sanded beaches and explore the riot of submarine color in the world’s southern-most coral reef. Capella’s nine contemporary islandFrom $1656

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa

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Be inspired by nature at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. Set within a stunning 45 acre subtropical rainforest, just moments from Tallow Beach, this multi award winning resort provides an idyllic escape in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a place to indulge with nurturing spa treatments, fresh local cuisine, endless walks through the rainforest, daily yoga and spacious well appointed one bedroom suites. Relax and enjoy the warm welcome and exceptional service, offering all the special touches you would expect.

From $ 372

Paperbark Camp

Nestled in a pristine setting amongst towering gum trees sits the amazing Paperbark Camp. The architecturally designed luxury tented accommodation takes in beautiful bushland scenery and is only minutes away from the deserted white beaches and crystal clear waters of Jervis Bay. Just over two hours’ drive from Sydney, Paperbark is the perfect spot to sight resident possums and sugar gliders while enjoying the finest local produce and seafood served within the chic treetop dining room. Paperbark Camp is the ultimate luxurious camping experience. PAY 2

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From $ 429

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VICTORIA

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

Melbourne and Victoria

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6 Day Great Ocean Road Self Drive

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

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

The Great Ocean Road

Day 1: Melbourne to Lorne. Cross the West Gate Bridge and take the Princes Highway to Geelong. From Geelong travel to Torquay, stop at Bells Beach before heading to Anglesea and Lorne. Day 2: Lorne to Port Fairy. Depart Lorne and travel to Port Campbell. See the Twelve Apostles and the London Bridge - the broken arch. Continuing the ‘Shipwreck Coast’ begins, from Port Campbell and Warrnambool and on to Port Fairy. Day 3: Port Fairy to Robe. The shorter route will take you via Portland and Cape Nelson, directly to Mount Gambier, and then on to Robe, via Millicent. The longer route will mean a very early start, travel via Penhurst to Dunkeld, and through the Grampians National Park and onto Halls Gap. Return to Dunkeld, and then onto Mt Gambier and Robe. Day 4: Robe to the Barossa Valley. Continue on to Kingston and travel towards Adelaide, traveling along the Coorong National Park skirting Lake Albert and Lake Alexandria. Travel to Tailem Bend and Murray Bridge. Travel through Mannum, Mt Pleasant and Angaston. Arrive in the Barossa Valley. Day 5: Barossa Valley to Adelaide. Visit many famous wineries including, Yalumba, Orlando and Penfolds. Travel south through Gawler to Adelaide.

The road hugs the coastline for much of this magnificent route, revealing breath-taking coastal scenery, as well as the inland splendour of the Otway Ranges. The eight remaining limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles is a popular pit stop on one of the most spectacular drives in the world.

Ballarat The main center of the Victorian Central Highlands, Ballarat was made famous through the bloody miners’ rebellion in 1854 known as the Eureka Stockade. Gold was first discovered in the Ballarat area in 1851 including the world’s second biggest gold nugget. Discover this Victorian treasure for yourself.

VICTORIA VICT ORIA

Ballarat The Great Ocean Road

Yarra Valley

Melbourne Phillip Island

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

From $ 669


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Melbourne Tours

Melbourne City Sights

Operated by APT

VICTORIA Melbourne Bike Tour

Touring

Half Day Tour - Tour Code: M1

Operated by Bonza

Bike Tours

A wonderful blend of architectural heritage, modern skyscrapers and contemporary designs, APT Touring will help you explore the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne. View Bourke Street Mall and the tree-lined beauty of Collins Street. See Melbourne Town Hall, the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Stroll around Melbourne’s spectacular Royal Botanic Gardens, visit the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, explore Captain Cook’s Cottage and pay tribute to the soldiers at the Shrine of Remembrance. Cross the Bolte Bridge for amazing views of the city skyline. From $ 64

There is no other experience in town that shows you as much or entertains you like the Melbourne Classic Cycle Tour. The well-trained and professional guides focus on creating a fun and personal experience for every one of their guests. The easy, relaxing tour will take you to all of the iconic sights, and tons of other sights you may miss on your own. From the Yarra River to the Queen Vic Markets and everywhere in between, the expert guides will give you the information you need to get the most out of your trip to Melbourne. From $107

Yarra Valley Puffing Billy and Healesville

Melbourne Aquarium

Operated by APT

Touring

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: M15+L

Enjoy a ride on a steam train, wine tasting and Aussie wildlife. Ride the renowned Puffing Billy Steam Train as it winds its way through lush ferns and towering timbers. Relax and enjoy the great scenery, famous wines and delicious cuisine. Arrive at Fergusson Winery where you will have the chance to enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch. In the afternoon stroll through Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and see unique native creatures. Get up-close to koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, cockatoos, parrots and much more. From $172

Operated by Melbourne

Aquarium

Take a journey through four amazing worlds at the must see Melbourne Aquarium. Awarded Australia’s Best Major Tourist Attraction in 2009, the aquarium features thousands of Australian aquatic animals including fearsome sharks, massive stingrays, turtles and fish. The 2.2 million litre Oceanarium provides fantastic 360 degree viewing with daily animal feeding shows. Plus don’t miss Australia’s only Antarctic Penguins. You’ll marvel as the majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins slip and slide across the ice in their multi-million dollar exhibit. From $ 33

Phillip Island Penguins and Wildlife

Operated by APT

Touring

Afternoon Evening Tour - Tour Code: M10

Get close to the remarkable penguins and wildlife of Australia. Visit Warrook cattle farm, a working cattle farm, enjoy the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of farm animals. Encounter koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Center, stroll along the elevated boardwalks and spot koalas in the trees. Browse through the educational Phillip Island Visitors Information Center. Take your place in the viewing stands and watch the little penguins as they make their way to their dune burrows. From $136

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


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Great Ocean Road Tours & Accommodation

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Great Ocean Road Adventure

Operated by APT

Touring

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: M4

Enjoy one of the world’s great coastal drives, with its dramatic scenery of striking contrasts. The region boasts powerful seas, golden beaches, peaceful townships, giant cliffs and lush forests. Stroll along the pristine sandy beaches and wander through sleepy seaside towns. View the Twelve Apostles rising from the sea. Discover the deep fern gullies and eucalypt trees as they meet the sheer coast that plunges into the sparkling Southern Ocean. Hear the legends of ‘The Shipwreck Coast’, stop for photos and relax while savouring breathtaking coastal views. From $149

3 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour

2 Day Great Ocean Road

Operated by Groovy

Operated by APT

Grape

Without a doubt, this is one of the world’s best coastal routes. A fantastic trip at any time of the year and high on the list of must-see destinations for travellers. This three-day tour gives you plenty of time to explore the very best that this amazing coastline has to offer. View the Twelve Apostles at sunset or from the sky with an optional helicopter flight, marvel at the history of the Great Ocean Road and check out the local waves at surf towns along the way. Experience the diversity of the Otway National Park, as you walk through some of the oldest temperate rainforest in the world. Take in the beauty and history of the Grampians National Park, with some spectacular hikes that are full of breathtaking views and stunning scenery and visit to the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Center. From $ 383

Touring

Tour Code: M403

Enjoy one of the world’s most picturesque drives along the Great Ocean Road. Begin your day traveling through coastal townships before arriving at Lorne for your overnight stay at Erskine Beach Resort. This resort is one of the only beach front properties and you will have free time to explore the natural attractions, boutique shops or dine in one of the fantastic restaurants. On Day Two your tour will continue traveling along the Great Ocean Road visiting the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge.

From $ 364

Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

The Sebel Deep Blue Warrnambool

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

The Sebel Deep Blue Warrnambool is perfectly positioned on a peninsula between Lady Bay and Stingray Bay. Known as the ‘City by the Sea’ Warrnambool is the largest settlement on the picturesque Great Ocean Road and offers a charming maritime atmosphere. The hotel offers stylish accommodation featuring private balconies many with breathtaking views, Water Table Restaurant, Deepwater Bath House & Day Spa, a fully equipped gymnasium and a stunning heated indoor swimming pool.

From $ 325 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

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Melbourne Accommodation

Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto

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Beautifully appointed and designed, the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto blends contemporary and heritage elements into a stunning 253-room luxury hotel in the heart of the city’s financial district within close proximity to the city’s leisure attractions. Featuring the contemporary Market Lane Bar, The Rialto Bluestone Wine Bar and the modern Australian dining experience at Alluvial Restaurant, the hotel’s understated elegance is enhanced by its classic 19th century façade. The rooms blend the latest technologies with luxurious fittings and furnishings. PAY 2

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Park Hyatt Melbourne

Conveniently situated in one of Melbourne’s most historic areas, at the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street and opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral, Park Hyatt Melbourne overlooks an historically significant district of Victorian architecture bordered by Melbourne’s delightful Fitzroy Gardens. This low-rise boutique hotel provides a warm ambience with exceptional levels of personalized service. Its range of spacious and elegant rooms – including some with opening windows, fireplaces and balconies – are a haven of luxury, relaxation and absolute comfort.

From $ 369

Lyall Hotel and Spa

From $ 407

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Situated in the heart of Australia’s most fashionable and cosmopolitan district of South Yarra, The Lyall is just a short stroll from dozens of Australia’s top designer fashion stores and world-class restaurants. Small, privately owned and operated by Melbourne couple Peter and Rowina Thomas, it offers grand hotel services and facilities on a more intimate and personal scale. The Lyall’s private club-like ambience attracts guests who appreciate personal recognition and discreet attention to their individual needs.

The Langham Melbourne

Located on the exclusive Southbank of the Yarra river, The Langham is surrounded by an abundance of al fresco cafes, restaurants and bars. Federation Square, the Botanical Gardens, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Center are all on its doorstep. All guest rooms are elegantly appointed with marble bathrooms with separate shower unit and bath and offer views either over the Southgate area or the river and the city skyline. Chuan Spa boasts eight treatments rooms, overlooking a magnificent terrace.

From $ 399

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

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From $ 356

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The hotel features spectacular lobbies, the restaurant, Collins Kitchen, the bar, RU-CO plus a luxury retail precinct. A complete interior redesign of the hotel’s guest rooms is also now underway, with the hotel’s premium suites, Grand Club Lounge and Club floors now complete. Carpets, drapery and furniture have been updated with a brand new residential design concept which enhances the hotel’s uninterrupted Melbourne views. All rooms will be complete by 2011.

Quay West Suites Melbourne

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Superbly located 5-star apartment-style hotel set amongst the picturesque Southbank promenade overlooking the Yarra River, Quay West Suites Melbourne is just minutes from Melbourne CBD. Each stylish suite comprises a spacious sitting room, fully appointed bathroom and a meticulously equipped kitchen and laundry. Jarrah Restaurant & Bar overlooking the city skyline provides a superb setting with contemporary cuisine, plus a terrace and umbrellas for alfresco dining. Hotel facilities include 15-meter lap pool, spa, sauna and well equipped gymnasium.

From $ 388 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $ 300


VICTORIA The Sebel Melbourne

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Centrally located in the very heart of Melbourne CBD, this 19th century landmark has been beautifully restored and transformed into Melbourne’s finest boutique hotel offering contemporary apartment-style accommodation with self-contained kitchenette, laundry and separate living and dining areas. Melbourne’s major shopping attractions, sporting and entertainment venues are just steps away. Carrying the hallmark of timeless heritage and values, complemented by a distinct emphasis on friendly service, this hotel is ideally positioned for both business and leisure travellers.

Hotel Lindrum Melbourne

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Crowne Plaza Melbourne is situated directly opposite the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a conference venue. At Crowne Plaza Melbourne, you will experience the full range of hotel facilities and services at reasonable prices. Refurbished guest rooms provide the comfort of a home away from home with free morning newspaper, full size iron/ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar, remote control television, individually controlled air conditioning, 24-hour room service, express check-out, direct STD/IDD telephones. PAY 3

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Located in the heart of Melbourne, Novotel Melbourne on Collins is the city’s premier 4.5star hotel. Boasting spacious, contemporary guest rooms and suites, Michel’s Restaurant & Bar, indoor heated swimming pool, health club and direct access to Australia on Collins shopping center, the Novotel provides all of the facilities and services for a comfortable stay. Surrounded by some of Melbourne’s top shopping, dining and nightlife options, the hotel offers the ideal location from which to explore Melbourne.

Blending the zest of the Vibe brand with the beautiful façade and internal grandeur of an art deco heritage building, Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is opposite Spencer Street station and a couple of blocks from the hub of Collins Street. Melbourne CBD is made up of precincts, each with their own flavour, making Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne the perfect base from which to explore them. With the tram on your doorstep, you will have easy access to the Telstra Dome and the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center.

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Located right in the new Docklands waterfront precinct in the heart of Melbourne, Travelodge Docklands will provide the perfect base for you to explore all of Melbourne’s exciting attractions including: the MCG, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Rod Laver Arena, Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne Exhibition Center. The Hotel also provides fabulous public transport options with Southern Cross Station located adjacent to Docklands and the Melbourne International Airport just 20 minutes away.

From $132

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne is situated in the heart of the city’s vibrant theater district and within close proximity to all the delights Melbourne has to offer – live theater, cinemas, Chinatown and of course the exceptional shopping. This 4-star, 160-room, ecofriendly hotel offers a rooftop pool, gymnasium and two restaurants. Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne provides modern rooms with seating areas, premium satellite channels, and bathroom amenities. Most rooms feature a private balcony with city views.

From $215

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Travelodge Docklands

From $247

Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne

From $271

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Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne

From $284

Novotel Melbourne on Collins

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Hotel Lindrum Melbourne is a boutique-style hotel ideally located in cosmopolitan Melbourne. You’ll be 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 ambience of the restaurant. Unwind in the Back Bar with indulgent open fireplace or enjoy a game of snooker in the Billiard Room featuring an original billiard table from the Lindrum Billiard Center – the hotel’s namesake.

From $287

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

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Oaks on Market

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Recently refurbished, the Oaks on Market is centrally located Melbourne accommodation, offering easy access to Melbourne’s attractions. Oaks On Market comprises 280 luxuriously appointed Studio, one and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments. Some rooms have views over the Yarra River and guests can also enjoy access to the indoor heated lap pool, fully equipped gym, spa and sauna. There are two licensed restaurants: Alexi’s on Market and R2 Restaurant & Bar, which provide delicious dining options for hotel clients and the general public. PAY 4

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Travelodge Southbank

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Featuring 11 storeys and 275 modern comfortable guests rooms, Travelodge Southbank Melbourne is ideally positioned for you to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer. You are within easy walking distance to great restaurants and cafes (charge-back facilities available with some restaurants in Southbank), impressive shopping, renowned art galleries and the Crown Casino. The MCG, Melbourne Aquarium, Rod Laver Arena, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Melbourne Exhibition Center are also just minutes away.

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VICTORIA Mercure Welcome Melbourne

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

From $125

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

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From $166

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Mantra on the Park

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Combining luxurious space and affordable comfort in central Melbourne, Mantra on the Park is the ideal choice for your next Melbourne getaway. The 4-star property consists of 144 self-contained, one and two bedroom apartments, plus two penthouses – all with private balconies and spectacular city skyline or scenic garden views. Rooms are spacious and feature full kitchen and laundry facilities, plus lounge and dining areas. Overlooking Carlton Gardens and the Melbourne Exhibition Building, Mantra on the Park is minutes from the cosmopolitan city scene. From $204

Lake House

Situated directly opposite the historic Flinders Street Railway Station, this awardwinning hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city and walking distance to world class shopping, famous theaters, major sporting venues, galleries, restaurants, bars and vibrant entertainment. Built in 1913, this 4.5-star heritage listed hotel overlooking the Yarra River has been meticulously restored to retain the feel and style of the classical 1900s era, whilst at the same time providing guests with leading 21st century technology and facilities. Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is distinguished by its excellent service, historic significance, elegance and traditional style. Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne was recently crowned winner of Superior Accommodation of the Year at the Australian Hotels Association Victoria State Awards for Excellence 2010.

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From $201

The Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley

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One of the best destinations for tailor made food and wine. Lake House boasts one of Australia’s most awarded restaurants and cellar. Guests can dine in the plush restaurant overlooking the lake or the waterfront terraces.

Nestled amidst the superb Yarra Valley vineyard countryside, The Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley, embodies the essence of a relaxed elegant boutique hotel and is a true country club in the style of those found in the USA and Asia. It is a wonderful place to combine relaxation at the state-of-the-art holistic haven, Mii Spa or play golf at the only private Jack Nicklaus signature course in Australia. Henley, the second 18-hole championship links course designed by Tony Cashmore complements this wonderful experience.

It was named Australia’s ‘Regional Property of the Year’ and ‘Australia’s Best Boutique Hotel’ in the Luxury Travel Gold List. Guests have access to manicured gardens, retreat facilities and of course the lakeshore with its myriad of walking tracks. The Salus Day Spa is an oasis of tranquillity and offers guests an indulgent way to ‘take to the waters’ with all manner of hydrotherapy on offer. Two tree house cabins overlook Lake Daylesford and house hot mineral water tubs – perfect for a pre–pamper soak. The 80 staff on site ensure your every need is met with discreet service. For lovers of good living – Lake House is heaven.

From $ 315 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $ 618


QUEENSLAND

Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef & Tropical North

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

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5 Day Cairns and Port Douglas Itinerary

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

Mission Beach Located approximately two hours’ drive south of Cairns, this area consists of four separate beach villages that lie at the base of the rainforest and are linked by a gorgeous stretch of beach 9 miles long. Perfect for a few nights of complete relaxation or combined with a trip to the nearby islands Dunk & Bedarra.

Day 1: Arrive Cairns. Upon arrival in Cairns, you will be transferred to your accommodation for two nights. Day 2: Kuranda, Skyrail Tjapukai. Travel the Kuranda Scenic Railway before boarding Skyrail. A short distance from the Skyrail Terminal is the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you will enjoy lunch and see all the attractions at Tkapukai. Day 3: Cairns / Port Douglas - Full day Outer Barrier Reef Cruise. Cruise with Quicksilver to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. Agincourt Reef offers excellent swimming and snorkelling areas or you can choose to stay dry on the well equipped pontoon with underwater observatory and glass bottom boat. Cruise back to Port Douglas and your luggage will be waiting for you at your Port Douglas accommodation. Day 4: Port Douglas. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Day 5: Depart Cairns. Transfer from your hotel to the airport. Depart Cairns.

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

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

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

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Cairns & Port Douglas Tours

QUEENSLAND

Morning or Afternoon Half Day Tour

Blazing Saddles

Operated by Crocodile

Operated by Blazing

Explorer

Morning or Afternoon Tea - Tour Code: CE AM or PM

Saddles

Half Day Tour

Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen. Only accessible by boat, Crocodile Explorer is the only luxury, air-conditioned cruise taking small numbers of visitors along Trinity Inlet. Discover the maze of waterways and mangroves, over 70 species of fish, an array of bird life and the home to wild saltwater crocodiles. Spot them basking on the muddy banks and get up close and personal with them via exclusive access to the Cairns Crocodile Farm. Throughout the tour passengers receive informative commentary from trained interpretive staff. From $ 68

On their full working cattle station, Blazing Saddles offers you the opportunity to explore native Australian bushland, giant termite mounds, rainforest creeks and the savannah plains of the outback either on horseback or Quad Bikes. For a ‘Cattle muster’ experience or adrenaline pumping quad biking, these tours include transfers, meals and friendly staff. Blazing Saddles is situated 35 minutes from Cairns near the world famous Kuranda rainforest village and is Australia’s most popular horse riding and ATV experience. From $122

Aussie Outback & Atherton Tablelands

Scenic Balloon Flight from Cairns and Port Douglas

Operated by Tropic

Wings Coach Tours

Full Day Tour Incl. Lunch - Tour Code: TAOC

Operated by Balloon

with Hot Air

Half Day Tour - Tour Code: C60

Witness diverse landscapes as you travel over the Great Dividing Range. Visit Lake Barrine and enjoy a Lake Cruise and Devonshire Morning Tea, then visit the twin Kauri Pines. See the Curtain Fig Tree then stop off at Millaa Millaa Falls for photo opportunities. Experience the Australian outback at Woodleigh Cattle Station, enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the pioneer homestead followed by a delicious barbecue Lunch. Enjoy panoramic views from Halloran’s Hill Lookout. Visit Mount Uncle Distillery for a tour and sample its local produce and liqueurs. From $153

Choose to get your morning off to a great start, with our spectacular balloon inflation display, with so many colorful balloons in Hot Air’s fleet, it’s just like a balloon fiesta every day. Rise up and float over the scenic Atherton tablelands with its rainforest fringed mountains and tranquil country landscapes. This is one of the best times of day to see kangaroos, wallabies, cockatoos, galahs and the local wildlife from the balloon. Hot Air departs daily from Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Trinity Beach, Cairns Beaches and the Atherton Tablelands. Champagne Breakfast is Optional. From $ 319

Cairns Night Zoo Including Transfers

Kuranda Classic Tour with Train, Skyrail & Rainforestation

Operated by Cairns

Night Zoo

Evening Tour

Operated by Tropic

Wings Coach Tours

Full Day Tour Incl. Lunch - Tour Code: CKB

A very Australian experience, you’ll first indulge in an Aussie barbecue and a variety of salads and delicious desserts, as well as Australian beers, wines and soft drink. Then, complete with spotlight and wildlife guide, find out what the Australian native animals get up to after dark. Koalas, kangaroos, wombats, possums, owls and saltwater crocodiles are all on show. Join ’Swaggie’ at the campfire for Billy Tea and Damper with the Kangaroos – you will have them eating out of your hands. End the night getting into the swing with traditional Aussie music. From $151

Journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through tunnels and over bridges. Wander through the picturesque Village in the Rainforest, then transfer to the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park. Travel on both land and water on an Army Duck Rainforest Tour. Watch a performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers then learn to play the didgeridoo and throw a boomerang on the Dreamtime Walk. Enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch then see native Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park. Return to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, gliding over the rainforest canopy. From $204

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

GBR Helicopters

Operated by Hartley’s

Crocodile Adventures

Self Drive or 1/2 afternoon Tour

Winner of TNQ Tourism Awards 2009 for Major Tourist Attraction, Hartley’s is the ultimate eco-adventure in a natural setting. Daily activities from 8.30am to 5pm include crocodile spotting cruises, crocodile shows and wildlife presentations with cassowaries, koalas, quolls, reptiles and more. See kangaroos and wallabies in the Gondwana Gateway. Lilies restaurant serves delicious meals. Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, Captain Cook Highway. Self drive or 1/2 day tour from Cairns and Cairns Beaches with Down Under Tours. From $ 34

Operated by GBR

Helicopters

The Quintessential Australia package will elevate your senses on a journey of discovery, that combines the best of North Queensland.. Reef, Rainforest and Outback in a single unforgettable odyssey. Enjoy an exhilarating flight over the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, soar over ancient rainforest, past cascading waterfalls, land beside a natural waterhole and savour a gourmet picnic lunch. Appreciate the contrast of the vast outback as you touchdown at an iconic Aussie pub for a chilled refreshment, whilst reflecting on the extraordinary experience of your Australian journey. From $ 418

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


QUEENSLAND Full Day Tully River Rafting

Operated by RnR

White Water Rafting

Cairns & Port Douglas Tours

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Cape Tribulation “Go Wild” 2 Day Overnight Tour

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: TR

Operated by Jungle

Tours

Incl Lunch (1st Day) & accommodation - Tour Code: JGW2

On Australia’s most famous one-day white water rafting adventure, RnR look after you on an action-packed experience filled with fun, thrills and spills. Ride the rush through World Heritage rainforest with up to five hours rafting on more than 45 exciting grade four rapids and, if you dare, try raft surfing, rapid swimming and rock jumping with your guide. Includes return coach transfers, safety equipment, barbecue lunch and refreshments with DVD and photos available for purchase. Half-day rafting on the Barron River is also available. From $192

On your first day, travel from Cairns along a scenic coastal drive to Port Douglas. Visit The Wildlife Habitat, spotting Australian wildlife such as the cassowary, kangaroos and koalas. Continue on through Mossman for a guided walk and enjoy a picnic lunch at a picturesque setting. Search for crocodiles and other wildlife on the Daintree River Cruise. Visit Alexandra Lookout then arrive at your accommodation. Spend the following day at your leisure or join activities such as jungle surfing or a reef trip. Various other tours are available. From $231

4WD Cape Tribulation and Daintree

Cape Tribulation “Go Jungle Surfing” Day Tour

Operated by Jungle

Tours

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: JGS

Enjoy a scenic coastal drive to Port Douglas and visit The Wildlife Habitat, Australia’s leading environmental experience to see the endangered cassowary and other wildlife. Enter Daintree National Park and stop at Alexandra Lookout for magnificent views of the Daintree River and Coral Sea. Arrive in Cape Tribulation and enjoy lunch. Join the Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour and fly through the trees on ziplines, with a bird’s eye view into the canopy and out to the reef. Enjoy some free time to explore Myall Beach before returning to Cairns. From $215

Daintree Walkabout

Operated by Down

Under Tours Australia

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: CTR

Your informative and knowledgeable driver/guide will collect you from your accommodation and travel one of Australia’s great scenic highways before arriving at the Daintree Environmental Center for a refreshing morning tea. Here an expert guide will take you on a boardwalk and unveil the secrets of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. After the walk, guests can view theater presentations and the interactive displays, or ascend the Rainforest Canopy Tower. The tour continues onto Cape Tribulation Beach before stopping for a barbecue lunch in a rainforest setting. Re-crossing the river, you’ll join a calm water cruise on the Daintree River. Keep your eyes peeled for the estuarine saltwater crocodile! After completion of your cruise, board your coach for the return journey to your accommodation.

From $190

Operated by Down

Under Tours Australia

After arriving at Mossman Gorge, you will be treated to a guided rainforest walk with your experienced Indigenous guides demonstrating traditional plant use, identifying bush tucker sources and explaining the history of cave paintings. Silky Oaks Lodge is your lunch venue today overlooking a rainforest river lagoon. Enjoy a fascinating hour cruise on the Daintree River, home to birds, tree snakes, unique plants and the estuarine crocodile. A tropical tasting of in-season fruits is included before a short tour of the historical town of Port Douglas. From $178

Kuranda, Rail & Skyrail

Operated by Down

Under Tours Australia

Tour Code: DWA

Tour Code: KQS/PKQS

You will be collected from your accommodation and transferred to board the Kuranda Scenic Rail. This breathtaking journey on one of the world’s most scenic train routes will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. The day is yours free for you to explore Kuranda, the ‘Village in the Rainforest’. Board Skyrail for the world’s most beautiful rainforest experience. Glide over the Rainforest canopy and take advantage of the two stops enroute to enjoy a walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. From $154 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Great Barrier Reef Tours

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise

Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

Operated by Quicksilver

Connections

QUEENSLAND

Full Day Cruise Incl Lunch

Set sail in luxury aboard Quicksilver’s 30-meter sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef Island, Low Isles. It’s the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation. From the moment Wavedancer moors in the picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities await on this tropical paradise. Enjoy snorkelling and exploring the island with a marine biologist, view coral gardens in a glass bottom boat, or just relax on the beach under thatched umbrellas, or on the decks of Wavedancer with a delicious buffet lunch. From $184

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Operated by Ocean

Spirit Cruises

Full Day Cruise Incl Lunch

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

Operated by Big

Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Tour Code: FDBC, FDRR, HDAM, HDPM

Green Island is a tropical island paradise on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Big Cat offers half and full day cruises departing daily from Cairns at 9am, 11am and 1pm. Cruise to Green Island in comfort aboard a modern air-conditioned catamaran. Activities include snorkelling, buffet lunch, glass-bottom boat and semi-submarine coral viewing tours, relaxing on the white sandy beach and exploring the walking tracks that lead through the National Park. A range of optional extras are available including helmet and scuba diving, scenic flights and parasailing. From $103

Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise

Operated by Quicksilver

Connections

The Michaelmas Cay cruise offers a wide range of activities. Slip on your flippers and goggles to snorkel from the shallow clear waters off the sand cay amongst tropical reef fish, giant clam, and a myriad of soft and hard corals. Join a snorkelling lesson or guided tour with the marine biologists. View the underwater world via the semi submersible boat or try an introductory scuba dive with the experienced instructors and experience the Great Barrier Reef like never before. On your return to Cairns, enjoy live musical entertainment and a glass of sparkling on the homeward sail. From $210

Silversonic Dive & Snorkel Adventure

Full Day Snorkelling Cruise Incl Lunch

Operated by Quicksilver

Connections

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch

For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver’s friendly crew will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

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

Here, special reefs known as ‘ribbons’ run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life. You’ll cruise aboard a high-speed wave-piercer catamaran in airconditioned comfort. With activities for snorkellers and non-swimmers, a spacious activity platform with semi-subs, underwater observatory, marine biologists on hand and exciting optional activities like diving and heli tours, you can fully enjoy this stunning reef world. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas included.

Designed for small groups of people, adventure snorkellers will have five hours to explore three spectacular Outer Reef sites at the renowned Agincourt Reef. With each site chosen for visual and ecological diversity, there’s a snorkel brief at each site and your day also includes a guided snorkel tour.

This is Australia’s most awarded reef cruise and has Advanced Ecotourism Certification. From $243

In between water activities, relax on the expansive sun decks overlooking the Coral Sea or in the vessel’s comfortable lounges. Silversonic features state-of-the-art ride control, change rooms, air-conditioned lounges, a licensed bar and hot showers. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas included. Option of up to three certified dives and introductory diving is available. From $219

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


Great Barrier Reef Tours

QUEENSLAND Cod Hole & Coral Sea Dive Expeditions

3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Dive Trip

Operated by Spirit

Operated by Pro

of Freedom

Options for 3 Day, 4 Day and 7 Day Expeditions

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Dive Cairns

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

Pro Dive Cairns is Australia’s premier PADI dive school as well as a leading outer reef liveaboard dive trip operator. The best way to really appreciate the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef is to stay out there for a few days.

These unique ecozystems showcase an amazing diversity from picturesque coral gardens crowned with colorful reef fish to the stunning 1000 meter walls of the volcanic atolls of the Coral Sea. Likely encounters include the giant Potato Cod, grey reef sharks, hammerheads, manta rays, schools of barracuda, anthias, parrotfish and anemone fish.

For certified divers and snorkellers their three-day two-night liveaboard dive trip is unmatched for experience and value. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in up to 11 dives (nine day and two night and a maximum of two dives per dive site) as well as some snorkelling on a variety of the 16 exclusive Outer Reef dive sites. You’ll be diving off one of three premium multi-million dollar dive boats in air conditioned comfort with a maximum of only 32 passengers on board, staying in either double or twin share accommodation.

Spirit of Freedom is one of Australia’s most comfortably appointed live-aboard dive vessels, with three decks of living space, generous cabins with private bathroom and every convenience provided – all complemented by first class meals and outstanding service. From $1674

Your dive trip will be a highlight of your time in Cairns and a memorable experience. From $ 594

2 Day 1 Night Live Aboard Diving

Haba Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Operated by Haba

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Haba operates daily all-inclusive scuba diving and snorkelling adventures from Port Douglas. With small passenger numbers and a high crew to passenger ratio their stateof-the-art high speed wavepiercer visits exceptional sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. For experienced and certified divers they offer three unique guided dives. View spectacular coral gardens and reef lagoons from a custom designed glass bottom boat. Haba is a multiple award-winning national ecotourism accredited reef operator, and is 100 per cent Australian owned. From $198

Operated by Reef

Encounter

Reef Encounter offers an outstanding accommodation base for Cairns visitors to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef whether they have a night or a week to spare. Accommodation facilities onboard the fully air-conditioned vessel includes, modern, spacious and bright Staterooms with plenty of storage space. All have an ensuite bathroom. The dining room is big and fresh, while the onboard heated spa is perfect to relax in after a night dive or watch the sunset with a glass of champagne. Hydraulic scuba dive/snorkel platform makes scuba diving and snorkelling a breeze. Your vessel is large enough to provide all the comforts of larger cruise ships, yet small enough to enable access to spectacular reef locations inaccessible to other vessels. Also available for Private Charter for the ultimate vacation experience. From $ 388 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Great Barrier Reef Cruising

QUEENSLAND

Discover the Great Barrier Reef with Coral Princess Cruises

Operated by Coral

Princess Cruises

Join multi award-winning Coral Princess Cruises to discover Australia’s most famous natural wonder, with 28 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for cruising excellence, their exclusive three, four and seven night itineraries introduce the very best of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands in total comfort and unmatched style.

A highlight of any Coral Princess cruise is the opportunity to snorkel and SCUBA dive over spectacular coral gardens at their exclusive reef moorings. Access is made easy from the snorkel platform at the stern of the ship. Less experienced swimmers will enjoy the opportunity to join guided snorkelling tours. The informative staff are always on hand to provide assistance and information about the fascinating reef life and habitats. Aboard the glass bottom boat, the reef is your oyster as their Marine Biologist explains the many wonders clearly revealed under the boat.

Traveling with an intimate group of just 50 like-minded guests, you will explore well beyond the reach of the busy day tour groups. Only when you travel with Coral Princess Cruises will you awaken each morning with the very best of the reef and secluded tropical islands right outside your window. Relax and enjoy the finest local dining with the freshest seafood and tropical fruits, while the all-Australian crew introduces you to more of the reef, rainforest and islands than you ever thought possible.

But the beauty of a Coral Princess cruise is that you can be as adventurous – or as relaxed – as you please. Explore remote coral cays, deserted but for a myriad of colorful tropical fish, peaceful tropical islands and primordial rainforests well beyond the reach of most visitors, or simply relax on the sun deck or in the open-bridge or spa as we cruise serenely through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery Australia has to offer. The choice is yours! Accommodation, all meals and most activities are included in the price. Cruises depart year round.

For most travellers, a visit to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience. With only a few precious days to explore, making the most of your time is important.

From $1670 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


QUEENSLAND Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

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Luxury 5-star accommodation nestled on the edge of Cairns’ magnificent waterfront. All guest rooms feature contemporary interiors and panoramic views of Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay, the surrounding mountains or the hotel’s lush tropical gardens. The hotel’s boardwalk offers an extensive array of innovative restaurants and bars where guests can relax while watching the yachts sail into the world class marina. The Shangri-La is only a short stroll from the City Center, Esplanade Lagoon, Reef Fleet Terminal and is an integral part of the Pier Shopping Complex. PAY 2

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The 5-star Sebel Cairns is known for its spectacular foyer and resort-style pool deck. The hotel is located in the city center and a short two-minute walk to the Pier Shopping Center and departure points for the Great Barrier Reef. From your private balcony enjoy views of the city, the harbor and surrounding hills. Guest rooms are a minimum of 40 square meters and feature luxurious bedding and marble bathrooms. Choose to relax poolside or pamper yourself in Mii Spa, the hotel’s luxurious day spa, before sampling the best of the tropics in Coco’s Restaurant.

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

Holiday Inn Cairns

With its central position in the heart of Cairns, Mantra Esplanade provides direct access to the lively local streetscape and departure points for the Great Barrier Reef. Mantra Esplanade features premium, self-contained accommodation with comfortable hotel rooms and spacious one and two bedroom suites with panoramic views. Onsite leisure facilities include a swimming pool, spa, sauna and exercise room. The resort is opposite the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and with cafes, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and the Reef Casino and Night Markets on the doorstep. From $130

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Ideally located on the Cairns Esplanade, Holiday Inn Cairns is within walking distance to everything Cairns is famous for including the Reef Terminal. After a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2010 the hotel features modern guest facilities including in-room ergonomic workstation, restaurant and bar, gymnasium, business center and wireless internet access. The hotels 237 modern guest rooms open onto a rainforest atrium and feature expansive views across either the Coral Sea, rainforest clad mountains or Cairns city, some with private balconies. PAY 3

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The 176 room recently refurbished (2010) Pacific International Hotel has a location to envy. Right on the picturesque Cairns Esplanade, Pacific International Hotel is within meters of the Reef Fleet Terminal, the major departure point to the Great Barrier Reef. Opposite the hotel you’ll find the Esplanade Lagoon, the restaurant precinct, the Casino and parklands, it’s a short stroll to shops, galleries and all facilities. The in-house restaurant, BushFire Flame Grill brings the theater of the kitchen right to your table, is an experience not to be missed.

From $230

Mantra Esplanade Cairns

PAY 3

Pacific International Hotel

From $201

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Located in the heart of the city, the 5-star Pullman Reef Hotel Casino overlooks Trinity Bay and the departure point for the Great Barrier Reef. The hotel features 128 rooms and suites, all with spa baths and private garden balconies. Enjoy innovative and awardwinning contemporary fusion cuisine in the exquisite setting of Tamarind, or any of the three other restaurants and bars. Other facilities include a gymnasium, spa and rooftop swimming pool. They also host the Cairns Wildlife Dome, ���Xtreme Illusion’ cabaret show, bar promotions and live entertainment.

From $187

Cairns Harbor Lights

PAY 3

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From $ 305

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Pullman Cairns Reef Casino

From $ 302

The Sebel Cairns

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Cairns Accommodation

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From $167

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

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Located in the center of Cairns City, the award winning Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is set upon five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that surround a superb lagoon pool complete with beach and swim-up bar. Boasting stylish and contemporary décor, the resort embraces muted natural tones and materials throughout. All 314 rooms offer the latest in style, functionality and comfort, each with a balcony and either pool or garden views. All this is within walking distance of the Cairns Esplanade, the Reef Casino and city attractions. PAY 4

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

From $171


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Cairns & Northern Beaches Accommodation

The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa

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The award winning Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa entices you to experience the charms and convenience of 4-star resort life in tropical Australia with all the services of an international hotel. With the accent on indoor-outdoor living, large lanais or balconies flow from the elegantly appointed, fully self-contained and air-conditioned luxury apartments. The resort is ideally situated alongside Cairns Botanical Gardens, featuring 50 acres of tropical flora and fauna parkland and is only a short distance from Cairns town center. You can choose to unwind at the day spa, dine in Rambutan Bistro or cook a barbecue by the pool. Four lagoon style pools, including one with an outdoor spa, are located throughout the complex. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, Reds Day Spa & Salon, 24-hour reception, resort store, tour desk, tennis court, free undercover parking, gym and spacious guest lounge. PAY 3

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Bay Village Tropical Retreat

Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens in the heart of Cairns, you will enjoy superb location and comfort of a family-owned boutique Cairns accommodation. Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments offer a perfect base to discover the region’s natural wonders of reef, rainforest and outback. All rooms feature cool tiled floors, natural colors and surfaces, tropical fabrics and local rattan furniture. With some of the largest fully serviced hotel rooms in Cairns, you’ll find yourself located within easy walking distance to Cairns waterfront and CBD. The retreat also boasts the award-winning Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant & Bar, which features authentic Balinese cuisine with an indoor or outdoor setting. Other facilities include complimentary airport transfers for FIT guests (7am – 7pm), internet room, barbecue facilities, guest laundry and resort pool.

PAY 4

From $129

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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From $150

Coral Sands Resort

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With the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest at your fingertips, this hotel is the perfect location to commence your Tropical North Queensland experience. Located on the Esplanade and a short stroll to the heart of the city, there is a range of accommodation from 240 hotel rooms with mountain or ocean views to 20 self-contained apartments. Facilities include restaurant, lobby bar, complimentary health and fitness club, two tennis courts, three swimming pools, swim up bar, convenience store, tour desk, complimentary scheduled local city shuttle and car parking. PAY 4

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From $161

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

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Nestled on this stunning beachfront is Coral Sands Trinity Beach Resort. Their individually decorated resort holiday apartments have spacious, open plan living areas, with floor to ceiling glass opening out to large private balconies – perfect for enjoying evening cocktails as the sun goes down. The resort is nestled amongst 11 acres of lush tropical gardens. With 345 rooms spread over four categories there is something for everyone. An extensive refurbishment took place in 2008 with the Resort and Rainforest Rooms now featuring fresh and contemporary bedding, furniture. The resort is also renowned for great food and excellent service. Overlooking one of the three pristine lagoon pools is the Homestead Restaurant, offering a relaxed approach to dining. For light snacks and cocktails, the Poolside Café is ideal. Airport transfers are available 24 hours. PAY 4

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From $150

The extensive tropical gardens have two barbecue areas and a beachfront restaurant that offers wonderful wood-fired pizzas and stylish modern cuisine where you can dine while taking in the beautiful views of the beach and the Coral Sea.

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

From $199


Sea Temple Resort & Spa Palm Cove

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Located on absolute beachfront at Palm Cove, you can choose from beautifully detailed studio rooms or apartments complete with the option of luxurious private plunge pool and rooftop terraces. This magnificent resort features sandstone finishes infused by modern design and Asian simplicity, offering guests the ultimate indulgence in first class relaxation. With an onsite Day Spa including three private treatment rooms, large lagoon pool and exquisite restaurant, Sea Temple Resort & Spa Palm Cove is the absolute 5-star escape, designed for those with total luxury in mind. PAY 5

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Northern Beaches Accommodation

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Novotel Rockford Palm Cove

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Enjoy the luxury of superb facilities and resort accommodation set in 100 acres of tropical beach coastline in Palm Cove village. This non-smoking property lets you select from a variety of spacious, well-appointed rooms and apartments nestled in various locations around the resort. All rooms have their own outdoor terrace or balcony overlooking one of the resort’s several swimming pools. Fully self-contained two bedroom apartments feature full kitchen facilities – perfect for couples and families. KidZone club is available with a host of activities for kids 4-12 years. PAY 3

From $ 340

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From $157

Angsana Palm Cove

Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

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The only absolute beachfront resort in Palm Cove, Angsana Resort & Spa is nestled amongst majestic palm trees with a picture postcard beachfront location, offering azure tropical water and a magnificent stretch of golden sandy beach. 5-star luxury at its best, the resort features spacious all suite accommodation and a stunning restaurant – Far Horizons. Angsana also plays host to the multi-award-winning Angsana Spa, recently recognized by Conde Nast, this is the perfect place to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

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From $ 343

Peppers Beach Club & Spa

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Australia’s window to the Great Barrier Reef, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa is a private boutique beach resort, boasting a strong focus on environmental sensitivity with superb cuisine and world-class service. A secluded hideaway in picturesque North Queensland set on 30 acres of lush landscaped rainforest gardens, this private beachfront property provides the ultimate authentic tropical Australian honeymoon experience. Boasting its own, extensive botanical gardens, with detached secluded suites and private bungalows, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa is nestled amongst a natural oasis of coastal lagoons, and surrounded by swathes of palms and endemic rainforest. This rich habitat provides a home to dozens of native species, this wonderfully romantic resort has become a favorite with honeymooners and nature lovers the world over. All tours in the region pick up and return to Kewarra each day.

Overlooking the palm-fringed beach at Palm Cove, Peppers Beach Club & Spa is an idyllic beachfront destination in Tropical North Queensland offering the perfect place to indulge in tropical relaxation. This intimate, tropical world offers 153 elegant suites and spa rooms from private one-bedroom to luxurious two-bedroom penthouses with rooftop terraces featuring lounge, barbecue and private pool or heated jacuzzi. Facilities include Lime & Pepper Restaurant, Lobby Bar, On the Rocks Cafe Swim-up Bar, swimming pools, Sanctum Spa, tennis courts and boutiques. PAY 3

From $ 347

Mantra Amphora

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Mantra Amphora is central to the gorgeous, palm-fringed beach at one of Tropical North Queensland’s most sought-after destinations, Palm Cove. The spacious, contemporary accommodation ranges from hotel rooms to apartments and three bedroom penthouses with stunning ocean views. Apartments feature quality furnishings and premium finishes including stone bench tops and quality timber floor coverings. Take a swim in the spectacular central lagoon, indulge in the Beauty Spa Club International Amphora and sip a cocktail before dining at Vivo Bar & Grill. PAY 3

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From $169

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From $ 315

Alassio on the Beach Palm Cove

Located on absolute beachfront in beautiful Palm Cove, Alassio on the Beach is a small boutique 4-star-resort offering one, two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments and studio rooms. The resort facilities, including superb freeform salt-water lagoon-style pool, guest barbecue area, tropical gardens and views overlooking the Coral Sea, make these spacious apartments perfectly suited for both families and couples alike. You are within five minutes’ walk of great shopping, bistros, world-class restaurants and bars.

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

From $222


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Port Douglas Accommodation

Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas

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Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas has been designed with the utmost luxury and relaxation in mind. This 5-star hotel blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape echoing the natural features that center on an expansive lagoon pool and island bar. Featuring 194 beautifully appointed studio rooms, elegant two and three bedroom apartments and villas with exclusive plunge pools, luxury swim-out apartments and penthouses with rooftop spa and barbecue area, the resort boasts a 5-star Day Spa with couple rooms, 18-hole golf course and onsite restaurant.

Mantra PortSea

Mantra PortSea is perfect for a relaxing getaway or carefree family holiday. With hotel rooms and one and two bedroom studios, Mantra PortSea is a fantastic resort choice with 24-hour reception, guest laundry, undercover parking, internet room and tour desk. Just 100 meters from the beach and a 15-minute walk from the shops, restaurants and cafes of Port Douglas, Mantra PortSea keeps the family entertained with tennis court, gym, PortSea Beauty & Day Spa and three swimming pools with the central lagoon featuring a swim-up pool bar, water slide, spas and waterfalls. PAY 3

From $ 331

Coconut Grove Port Douglas

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Coconut Grove Apartments Port Douglas is situated in cosmopolitan Macrossan Street, just 140 meters from Four Mile Beach. Divine views of rainforest mountains and blue seas can be enjoyed in absolute privacy from a choice of 33 glamorous holiday apartments that come complete with their own outdoor entertaining terrace that extends seamlessly from sophisticated living areas. The ultimate indulgence awaits when opting for a penthouse or terrace pool apartment, which incorporates its very own swimming pool, spa and outdoor entertaining facilities.

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From $173

Thala Beach Lodge

Family-owned Thala Beach Lodge, a 5-star eco resort south of Port Douglas, sits spectacularly atop a headland with breathtaking views of untouched coastline, and provides the perfect location to explore the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. This is a an ‘island on the mainland’ with deluxe timber bungalows that are built high on stilts and nestled into the forest canopy providing a magical and unobtrusive relationship with the natural world. All bungalows have views either to the ocean or the forested mountains. The views from the restaurant are simply panoramic. Guests dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly 5-star service. Complimentary guided onsite tours led by informative and passionate staff include tree planting, a unique coconut odyssey, stargazing, wildlife walks and bird watching tours.

From $ 364

Oaks Lagoons

From $294

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Just three minutes’ stroll to Four Mile Beach, the new Oaks Lagoons Port Douglas is a relaxed getaway which aims to please with its friendly service, relaxed ambience and unique ‘lagoon’ lifestyle. At the Oaks Lagoons, accommodation styles vary, from hotel rooms with large corner spas, to one and two bedroom apartments complete with gourmet kitchen and laundry facilities. There are also rooms with the ‘swim out’ option or apartments with their own private plunge pool and spa. All rooms offer air conditioning, king beds, broadband connectivity and balcony. PAY 5

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From $173

Peppers Beach Club

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The tropics meet the Mediterranean at elegant Peppers Beach Club with its inviting, openair design and premium accommodation. There’s romantic spa suites for couples or one to three bedroom suites, which are perfect for friends or family. Many suites feature a plunge pool or barbecue terrace and tranquil views of the lagoon or gardens. Swim-up pool decks on some suites provide access to the resort’s stunning lagoon. Guests are pampered at the club’s Exclusive Spa or savour sumptuous cuisine in the soothing surroundings of Sublime Bar & Grill. PAY 3

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

From $ 310


QUEENSLAND The Meridian at Port Douglas

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Port Douglas Accommodation Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments

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The Meridian is a Boutique Contemporary Resort offering 4 star luxury in a cosmopolitan tropical environment. This is an ideal place to unwind after a day exploring the Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef.

Mandalay Apartments are within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants of the Port Douglas village and Marina Mirage with a 50-meter walkway to the famous Four Mile Beach.

Located close to all facilities, the Macrossan Street restaurants and Four Mile Beach are within an easy stroll of 200 meters. Being an adult haven, guests have the luxury of using the heated lagoon style pool anytime. Children over 16 years are welcome. Superior studios and apartments feature timber decks, providing direct pool access or are equipped with private heated Jacuzzis.

The cool white exterior of the three-storey building is surrounded by formal lush green gardens. The interiors have been timelessly refurbished with understated luxury and a touch of spice, enhancing the tropical ambience of this exclusive property. Your accommodation reflects the beach-style and relaxed elegance that gives this Queensland resort township its reputation as the ultimate holiday playground for discerning travellers.

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

A blend of contemporary design and casual charm – all designed to ensure a memorable holiday.

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From $199

From $227

Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Sabaya Resort, Port Douglas

This stunningly located beachside Port Douglas accommodation is a quiet peaceful oasis.

Located just minutes from the township of Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach, the resort is close to all the natural wonders of Tropical North Queensland, including the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest.

There are 34 contemporary-style 4.5-star one-bedroom suites – 28 with direct beach and ocean views. All suites fully open onto your spacious balcony or terrace and offer a separate living/dining area and ensuite bathroom with large vanity, separate walk in shower and twin bath. Set in lush green tropical gardens, you’re free to relax around the unique oasis of heated pools, waterfall and spa or enjoy the submersed grotto. With its own beachside restaurant and bar, catch the breeze whilst enjoying an ice cold drink on the deck. Perhaps a cocktail around the pool or a two-minute stroll to the cosmopolitan village center of Port Douglas. Your tariff includes full buffet breakfast daily, complimentary transfers to and from Cairns Airport and a daily maid service.

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From $ 380

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This full-service resort offers a range of accommodation from hotel rooms to large, spacious one and two bedroom apartments. All rooms feature a private balcony and modern bathrooms with walk-in shower. The apartments include a kitchenette and open plan lounge/dining area. Facilities include Sakinah House Restaurant – open daily for breakfast and dinner, Lotus Lounge – the ideal place to unwind with a cocktail at the end of the day, a large lagoon-style pool with swim-up bar and sundeck, kids club for children 5-12 years (fee applies), Sabaya Day Spa, 24-hour reception and tour desk. A ‘stay four pay three’ offer is available for apartments on selected dates.

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

From $298


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Port Douglas Accommodation

Shantara Resort and Spa Port Douglas

QUEENSLAND HA

Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas

HA

Shantara Resort & Spa Port Douglas offers boutique-style accommodation for couples who are looking for tranquillity with personalized and friendly service.

Rendezvous Reef Resort is the premier family resort in Port Douglas and is located just two minutes from Four Mile Beach and Port Douglas township.

The open tropical-styled three-storey complex features classical North Queensland architecture and offers your choice of spacious studio rooms or large comfortable onebedroom self-contained apartments, with either an outdoor Jacuzzi or direct pool access. Two-bedroom apartments are also available on request.

This newly refurbished resort offers two-storey one, two and three bedroom villas each with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, separate lounge and dining areas, TV/DVD player and balcony or patio in over 110 square meters 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, which include two lagoon-style pools, a leisure pool, a 25meter lap pool, a children’s pool, tennis courts, gymnasium and a barbecue area.

The Shantara Day Spa offers exclusive indulging treatments with one of the qualified therapists or you can be pampered in the privacy of your one-bedroom apartment. Shantara Resort & Spa Port Douglas is for the discerning holidaymaker looking for the ultimate in luxury, modern holiday facilities with comfort and most of all, serenity. Children over the age of 16 are welcome.

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While the kids are splashing around, relax and enjoy alfresco dining at Swish Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy the convenience of self-catering accommodation within a full-service resort. Enjoy a tropical family holiday to remember.

From $249

Regal Port Douglas Holiday Apartments

From $181

HA

The Regal Port Douglas Holiday Apartments are located on the Port Douglas restaurant strip but at the quieter end of Macrossan St. Your accommodation is only a short stroll to Four Mile Beach, Marina Mirage and Sunday markets. There are a variety of accommodation options from studios with indoor spa baths, one-bedroom apartments with either an indoor spa bath or jacuzzi on the balcony, two-bedroom apartments with both indoor spa bath and outdoor jacuzzi, to rooftop penthouses with outdoor jacuzzi and barbecue on large private balcony and indoor spa bath. From $218

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


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Rainforest Lodges

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Bloomfield Lodge

Mungumby Lodge

Mungumby Lodge is located near Helenvale at Black Mountain, 21 miles before Cooktown. Mungumby Lodge, bungalows and its swimming pool are set within large, well maintained tropical gardens. Within walking distance are opportunities to swim in jungle waterfalls and observe a myriad of diverse wildlife and fauna. Arrive at Mungumby Lodge by self drive rental car from Cairns (3.5 hours) or scheduled flight from Cairns to Cooktown (40 mins) or private charter flight to Helenvale (30 minutes). Complimentary transfers available with the latter. From $ 315

Cape Tribulation Resort & Spa

Offering a unique and relaxing rainforest experience on the shores of the Coral Sea, you’ll discover peace, tranquillity and solitude at magnificent Bloomfield Lodge. Hugging this spectacular coastline is the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Nestled almost unseen within this pristine ecozystem and boasting stunning views over Weary Bay, this is a hideaway free from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Luxury accommodation goes hand in hand with gourmet dining, complementing days of relaxation and adventure. A special place to rejuvenate body and mind.

From $1015

Cape Tribulation Resort & Spa, Coconut Beach offers a true eco-friendly retreat accommodation experience set amongst the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Just 86 miles from Cairns, you’ll find no better place to escape, relax and refresh in natural surrounds. With only 66 private retreat accommodation rooms you will enjoy uninterrupted views of the wildlife and rainforest, whilst being a short stroll to the white sands of Coconut Beach. Scattered through the jungle, select from air-conditioned Daintree Retreats (pictured) nearer to the main reception, or for a truly eco experience, try a individual Rainforest Retreat (fan-cooled) for a night in your own private rainforest. Enjoy the peace with no telephones and televisions for a true escape from the world. Located across the road you’ll find The Cape Restaurant and Coconut Beach. Seasonal: open May to November.

From $ 341

Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

In the heart of Cape Tribulation, just a short stroll from Myall beach, Ferntree Rainforest Lodge offers an affordable tropical getaway for eco-explorers. Walk through the forest and you’ll discover 20 air-conditioned Garden Loft rooms set amongst beautiful tropical gardens. Garden Lofts are the ideal choice for the budget conscious family, sleeping two adults and two children. Ferntree Lodge also offers eight air-conditioned Poolside rooms offering a private balcony overlooking the pool suitable for couples, with LCD televisions and IDD telephones. From $228 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Queensland Islands

Nothing says Queensland like a day spent relaxing in a hammock on a bone-white beach, miles away from the hustle of the mainland, underneath a set of swimming palms. The islands of Queensland offer you the chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef, sail The Whitsundays or just kick back with a cocktail in a resort pool and watch the world go by. This is Queensland at its best – beautiful one day, perfect the next.

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LOCATION

Northern Queensland Islands With the Great Barrier Reef running down the entire North Queensland coastline, it’s little wonder that the North Queensland islands are such a popular attraction. From Dunk and Lizard to Green and Bedarra these islands are some of the best you’ll find in the world for pure funfilled adventure.

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

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

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Whitsunday Islands & Mainland

Townsville Airlie Beach

Whitsundays

Southern & Central Islands Get amongst it and see turtles in their natural environment at Herron Island, visit the wildlife sanctuary that is Wilson Island or walk the largest sand island in the world – Fraser Island. The islands of the Queensland Coast are the epitome of a natural and romantic tropical paradise.

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Wilson Island

Hervey Bay

Fraser Island

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


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Northern Great Barrier Reef Islands

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Bedarra, Great Barrier Reef

Dunk Island, Great Barrier Reef

When you simply don’t wish to be found, when you need to escape, unwind and experience the finer things in life, there is no better place to disappear to than Bedarra.

Welcome to Dunk Island, one of Australia’s most spectacular and breathtaking rainforest islands with palm fringed beaches, luxury resort living and endless adventure.

This is one of Australia’s most exclusive resorts, an indulgent tropical private haven, lying off the coast of Cairns. At Bedarra, guests can do as they wish, when they wish. A maximum of just 32 guests are accommodated in 16 secluded villas, each hidden in the rainforest, only minutes from the beach.

One visit and you may just want to call it paradise. What makes Dunk Island special is that you can shape your stay into whatever you want it to be, whether it’s a romantic getaway, adventure fuelled, family celebration or a simple return to quiet pleasures with close friends. Dunk Island has an amazing array of activities to choose from, many of which are complimentary. For families the Kids Club gives 3-12 year olds plenty to do, while parents enjoy a little time out. For couples looking for romance, romantic picnics can be arranged or end the day over a cocktail as you watch the perfect sunset.

Venture from your villa and discover exquisite food, flawless service and secluded beaches. Price includes luxury accommodation, all gourmet meals, selected alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, launch transfers between Dunk and Bedarra Islands, motorized and non-motorized water sports and snorkelling. Spa treatments and packages are available at an additional cost.

The legendary Spa of Peace & Plenty offers the ultimate tropical island spa experience. All rooms are well appointed, each with beach or garden views.

From $1701

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef

From $ 513

Green Island Resort

A coral cay, a luxury resort, a natural wonderland unlike any other – Green Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most unique and memorable destinations in Tropical North Queensland. With just 46 suites, this beautiful eco-sensitive resort is harmoniously nestled amongst rainforest and secluded from day visitor facilities. Indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, escape to sandy beaches or revel in an array of island activities including snorkelling and scuba diving.

From $ 628

Located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches, Lizard Island is Australia’s premier island resort. Sensational diving opportunities are on offer around this Marine National Park, including the famous Cod Hole. Snorkellers are rewarded with coral gardens, brightly colored tropical fish and giant clams just moments from the island’s beaches. Discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or by motorized dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two or perhaps indulge in the serenity and relaxation of a pampering treatment at the Azure Spa. Featuring 40 villas and suites, Lizard is an idyllic island retreat, reserved for a fortunate few. Rates include: gourmet meals, French champagne, premium Australian wines, use of non-motorized watersports and motorized dinghies.

From $1537 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Northern Great Barrier Reef Islands & Coastal Havens

Fitzroy Island Resort

QUEENSLAND

Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach

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Castaways Resort & Spa combines stylish accommodation and contemporary openplan resort facilities. Recreated as a unique holiday destination for guests, the resort’s refurbishment also marks the opening of the Bibesia Beach Club. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner their chefs serve up a taste of the tropics with fresh produce and seasonality. Hemmed in by the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, rainforests and 8 miles of uninterrupted beach, Castaways is the perfect base for exploring Tropical North Queensland. From $174

The Elandra Resort

Just 45 minutes from Cairns by boat, Fitzroy Island Resort is an accessible, affordable 4-star tropical paradise nestled between rainforest, beaches and the Great Barrier Reef. The 99 rooms include Ocean Suites, Resort Studios, Beach Cabins and a three bedroom Penthouse. The resort facilities include a contemporary restaurant, large pool with a swimup bar, internet cafe, indoor movie theater, resort shops and wellness area. Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The turquoise ocean waters are alive with vibrant corals and marine life. The emeralds of the ancient tropical rainforest are remarkable, home to a prolific endemic population of forest birds, butterflies and the startling white sulphurcrested cockatoos. Fitzroy Island will create memories to last a lifetime. Pure tropical island magic.

The Elandra Mission Beach is a boutique resort which houses 55 creatively designed rooms. It is nestled in amongst the lush tropical rainforest, interlinked by elevated boardwalks and contains an amazing fusion-style restaurant, glamorous cocktail bar, tennis court, chic boutique, in room massage, National Park walking track, private dining room, chill out lounge areas, conference facilities and an alluring swimming pool.

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From $272

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

Operated by Sunferries

Travel

On a self drive safari of North Queensland you will experience nature and wildlife in a land of contrasts – starting in Townsville, a modern beachside city, then on to Magnetic Island - a National Park full of Eucalypt trees and home to the largest colony of koalas in Northern Australia and the native rock wallaby. From the island head west to the historic gold mining town of Charters Towers and gateway to the Outback. You will then discover the ancient rainforest and the largest single drop waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. See stunning wetlands with abundant birdlife and mountain rivers home to the shy platypus, along with the amazing underwater life of the Great Barrier Reef. On this journey you will meet native Australian wildlife in both the wild and interpretive environments and be welcomed by the locals in island and bush villages, where the people and animals engage you in their eccentric and colorful world.

Day 1: Townsville Billabong Sanctuary Wildlife Park; Great Barrier Reef Aquarium; Overnight: Magnetic Island- Bungalow Bay or Mantra One Bright Point. Day 2: Magnetic Island Choice of Champagne Breakfast with Koalas (Available Wed, Fri, Sun) or Koala Park tour; koala forts walk & native rock wallaby feeding; snorkelling or Great Barrier Reef trip. Overnight: Magnetic Island- Bungalow Bay or Mantra One Bright Point. Day 3: Charters Towers A gateway to the Outback and historic gold mining town. Enjoy the Ghosts of Gold drive and One Square Mile walking trail; watch the sun set over the Australian bush; view traditional horse saddle making. Overnight: Leighton Park Guest Ranch. Day 4: Texas Longhorn Cattle Wagon Tour of Leahhton Park Station, enjoy camp oven damper and billy tea; drive through the rainforest of Paluma into the Australian bush of Hidden Valley; be welcomed by your Australian hosts and take part in famous Platypus safari (voted No.1 Platypus site in Australia). Overnight: Hidden Valley Cabins. Day 5: Hinchinbrook and Wallaman Falls day options: Drive to Wallaman Falls – look out for Cassowarries on the way; Visit Mungalla Station and enjoy Aboriginal Culture. Suggested overnight, Ingham, Tully, Mission Beach or drive onto Cairns (not included) and history.

Price on Request All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


QUEENSLAND Hamilton Island

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Whitsundays Islands qualia, Great Barrier Reef

Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and only a short boat ride to Whitehaven Beach, the most famous beach in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other. Getting there is easy with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. Experience the beautiful natural surrounds, calm waters, secluded beaches, warm weather, fascinating coral reefs and diverse flora and fauna. Whether you’re looking for action, relaxation, romance or a fun family getaway, it’s all here, on Hamilton Island. qualia is nestled into the secluded northern most tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. With a distinctive Australian style, this world-class resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalized and intuitive service. Cairns Townsville Airlie Beach Mackay

Great Barrier Reef

Airlie Beach Shute Harbour

Whitsunday Island Whitehaven Beach/ Hill Inlet

HAMILTON ISLAND

Queensland Brisbane

There are 60 individual pavilions, all boasting stunning views of the Whitsunday’s, and some featuring private plunge pools. For the ultimate indulgence, visit Spa qualia, which offers a range of luxurious treatments. Take the Three Night qualia Golf Package and test your skills on Australia’s only island championship golf course with a round of golf at the Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighbouring Dent Island. The course features unparalleled views of the Whitsundays and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef. qualia does not cater for persons under the age of 16.

From $1004

Beach Club

Hamilton Island Packages - Great Value!

With its absolute beachfront location, the Beach Club offers an intimate holiday experience that is perfect for couples.

Hamilton Island offers some fantastic three and four night experience packages including: Great Barrier Reef Adventure, Best of Whitsundays, Romantic Escape, Whitehaven Beach by Helicopter and Golf & Spa. Plus Kids Stay and Eat Free Program (conditions apply).

Set in landscaped gardens, all rooms in this boutique hotel face directly onto Catseye Beach, each with their own private courtyard or balcony. Beach Club guests have access to all of Hamilton Island’s facilities as well as access to the Beach Club lounge, restaurants and infinity edge pool. Beach Club does not cater for persons under the age of 18. Exclusive room inclusions: A la carte breakfast daily in the Beach Club Restaurant, VIP return Hamilton Island airport/marina Beach Club transfers, VIP chauffeur buggy service, use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment, use of the gym, spa and sauna, tennis and squash court hire, use of the Beach Club lounge, pool and restaurant.

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From $ 629

The Great Barrier Reef Adventure package includes a full day trip to the reef with Fantasea Adventure Cruising, return Hamilton Island airport/marina transfers, free use of nonmotorized watersports, accommodation and breakfast. For couples and honeymooners, the popular Romantic Escape includes a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, Banjo Paterson Twilight Sail on one evening, choice of Denison Star Dinner Cruise or three-course set dinner at Romano’s Italian restaurant on one evening.

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

From $ 814


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Whitsunday Islands

QUEENSLAND

Reef View Hotel

Whitsunday Apartments

These one-bedroom hotel-style serviced apartments, located opposite Catseye Beach, are ideal for families or holidaymakers who prefer a little independence. Alternatively, ask about the private Hamilton Island Holiday Homes spread throughout the island. Your stay includes return Hamilton Island airport/marina to hotel transfers as well as use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment. There’s free breakfast (four nights or longer), unlimited use of the ‘Island Shuttle’ and a Kids Stay & Eat for Free program (conditions apply). PAY 4

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From $ 374

Palm Bungalows

Located opposite Catseye Beach, the Reef View Hotel features extremely spacious, wellappointed rooms all with private balconies overlooking either landscaped gardens or the breathtaking vista of the Coral Sea. The upper-most floors boast a range of luxuriously appointed suites. All rooms face the sea complete with outdoor furniture to experience the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Bonus Offer: Stay four nights and receive breakfast for FREE. The hotel features a Kids Stay & Eat for Free program (conditions apply), as well as free use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment. Return Hamilton Island airport/marina to hotel transfers are included as is unlimited use of the scheduled ‘Island Shuttle’ service.

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The Palm Bungalows are freestanding island bungalows situated in a tropical garden setting, each with its own balcony and outdoor furniture. Rooms are spacious and specifically designed for couples or small families. Your stay includes free daily buffet breakfast for stays of four nights or longer, return Hamilton Island airport/marina to hotel transfers as well as free use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment. You’ll enjoy unlimited use of scheduled ‘Island Shuttle’ service as well as the Kids Stay & Eat for Free program (conditions apply). PAY 4

From $ 387

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From $ 347

Daydream Island Resort & Spa

Hayman

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

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

The Rejuvenation Spa has 16 treatment rooms offering salon services, naturopathy, therapeutic and pampering treatments. There’s a ‘Putt Your Way Around Australia’ themed mini-golf course, lagoon pools, restaurants, bars, tennis courts, a waterfront wedding chapel, modern conference facilities plus an amazing 44-foot outdoor movie cinema. You can even feed sharks and stingrays at the world’s largest outdoor aquarium.

The resort features superbly appointed rooms, suites, penthouses, Beach Villas, a Beach House, world-class restaurants offering contemporary Australian, modern European, Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine, the award-winning Spa Hayman health and beauty facility, Kids Club and Creche. Marine facilities offer PADI diving, fishing, snorkelling, sea kayaking, reef cruises and seaplane and helicopter adventures.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa offers action and excitement too with amazing diving and snorkelling off the fringing coral reef, plus a wide range of water sports including jet skiing, parasailing, fishing and kayak adventures.

Guests can relax and enjoy Hayman’s superb salt and fresh water pools, head to the island’s beaches for sunbathing and snorkelling or take one of the fascinating art and garden tours.

From $ 370

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

From $ 624


Whitsundays Touring

QUEENSLAND DescaradA Luxury Charters

Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure

Operated by DescaradA

Operated by Cruise

Luxury Charters

DescaradA Luxury Charters sets a new standard in affordable luxury cruising. Their 20 meter motor yacht provides guests with the ultimate cruising experience throughout the magnificent Whitsunday Islands. DescaradA is available for both prescheduled tours and private charters, accommodating a maximum of eight guests in four private cabins. The home port is Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach however they can arrange pick ups from Hamilton Island on request. Private charter pickups can be arranged from other locations. The vessel is spread across three levels of spacious living, providing the perfect facilities for leisurely holiday making.

Whitsundays Pty Ltd

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Full Day Cruise Incl Lunch - Tour Code: CSA

Experience a full day sailing adventure on board Camira to famous Whitehaven Beach. Camira is a 26m state of the art sailing catamaran, capable of sailing at speeds of up to 30 knots! Explore beautiful bays and beaches and enjoy time on Whitehaven Beach. Snorkeling stop en route with all equipment provided. BBQ lunch, morning and afternoon tea and all beverages are included. Departs daily from Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, Adventure Island Resort (South Molle Island) and Long Island.

DescaradA is fully equipped and comes complete with a high speed boat, inflatable rigid tender, two jet skis, two kayaks, a dive tank fill station and a minimum crew of three to see to guests every need. From $1080

From $192

Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

Operated by Fantasea

Adventure Cruising

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Full day including BBQ Lunch

Operated by Cruise

Whitsundays Pty Ltd

Full Day Cruise Incl Lunch - Tour Code: GBRA

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

Cruise on board ‘Seaflight’, a 37-meter wavepiercer fitted with computerised stabilizers, to pristine Knuckle Reef Lagoon.

At the amazing reef pontoon you’ll come face to face with schools of tropical fish and amazing coral formations. Activities include snorkelling and diving, semi-submersible rides, marine biologist tours, underwater observatory, kids club and a waterslide, just to name a few!

It has spacious air-conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks and two bars serving refreshments. Once there you’ll enjoy a range of activities and facilities at the innovative and spacious reef pontoon including semi-submersible rides, glass bottom boat rides, underwater viewing chamber, snorkelling and a giant waterslide. Buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea included. Discover the underwater wonderland and be held in awe by the magnificent corals and abundance of fish and other marine life. There’s even a good chance you’ll see ’Dollar’ the turtle!

Witness amazing Heart Reef, just a 10-minute scenic flight from Reefworld. Departs daily from Hamilton Island, Club Med Lindeman Island and Airlie Beach.

From $248

Diving, massage and heli-scenic flights are available as optional activities. Cruises depart daily from Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, Adventure Island Resort (South From $215 Molle Island), Long Island and Hayman. All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Whitsundays Mainland

QUEENSLAND

at Marina Shores

HA

Marina Shores’ absolute waterfront living is positioned in the prestigious location of the Coral Sea, offering an array of luxury accommodation. This picturesque Airlie Beach accommodation features 5-star fully self-contained luxury penthouses and holiday apartments, all with optional servicing. With views overlooking Abel Point Marina and the Whitsunday Islands, this is certainly a new standard of fashionable living in Airlie Beach. Designed by renowned Ken Down Architects, Marina Shores has been designed to be totally different in space, light and color with vogue interiors, spacious decks and state-of-the-art themed lighting. You are free to relax in sophisticated style as you take in the spectacular views. The apartment-style Airlie Beach resort accommodation boasts a combination of stylish one, two and three bedroom

apartments and penthouses, all with spacious private balconies. The two-bedroom penthouses have superb ocean views from two levels, a fully self-contained kitchen and laundry and an upstairs entertaining deck with a kitchenette and wet bar.Located just steps from your Airlie Beach luxury accommodation is the popular bicentennial boardwalk, which leads to Abel Point Marina where all the main operators depart for tours out to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. Further along the boardwalk is the cosmopolitan village of Airlie Beach, famous for its restaurants, bars, nightlife and shopping. Boasting a dramatic 30-meter pool and tropically landscaped gardens, Marina Shores offers some of the most picturesque 5-star accommodation Airlie Beach has on offer.

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From $265

at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat

at Water’s Edge Resort

Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat sets new standards of luxury couples-only boutique accommodation in the Whitsundays. Adjoining Airlie Beach and nestled on Pioneer Bay, which features pristine turquoise waters surrounded by breathtaking rainforest, guests can expect a high level of privacy coupled with exceptional unobtrusive personalized service. The luxury retreat comprises an exclusive collection of one-bedroom suites and a three-bedroom penthouse, with views over Port of Airlie and the Coral Sea. The luxury suites feature contemporary inspired interior furnishings, natural timber louvers, spacious balcony with corner spa, gourmet galley kitchen and pebbled ensuite bathrooms. Redefining intimate levels of service, suites are serviced daily whilst the retreat boasts a private sun deck, deep water horizon pool, guest BBQ, lush tropical gardens, native bird feeding, wireless internet, concierge, and personalized limousine transfers. Conveying luxury and romance, Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat offers the travel connoisseur a perfect blend of relaxation, intimacy and personalized service for an unparalleled couples-only retreat experience.

Water’s Edge resort comprises of 49, one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments all with modern furnishings, and uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands from your own private balcony.

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From $275

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Quietly nestled in the hillside amongst lush tropical gardens, you’ll be only 100 meters from the center of the bustling of Airlie Beach village. Water’s Edge is quite simply one of the Whitsunday’s premier holiday locations, letting you enjoy the best of both worlds. You are within walking distance to the cosmopolitan village of Airlie Beach and all it has to offer as well as being on the door step of the Whitsunday Islands and the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Water’s Edge Resort exudes style, sophistication and refinement. Professional and personalized service, breathtaking location and exquisite Balinese décor combine to make Water’s Edge the perfect choice for a first-class Whitsundays holiday. This is the epitome of paradise.

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

From $236


QUEENSLAND

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Whitsundays and Central Islands

Coral Sea Resort

HA

Positioned on the absolute oceanfront and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village, with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes, lies the Coral Sea Resort.

access, massage facilities, private jetty, water sports, 25-meter pool, wedding chapel, 200seat function room, resort shopping and tour desk. Two major airports service the area and all daily flights are met by commercial transport bringing you directly to the resort’s front door.

A stroll in the opposite direction is Abel Point Marina, your direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Sea Resort features a variety of hotel rooms including luxury suites and one, two and three bedroom apartments, penthouses and beach houses. All accommodation is serviced daily.

The 4-star Coral Sea Resort is one of the most appealing deluxe resorts in the magical Whitsundays, combining first class facilities with award winning legendary hospitality.

Coral Sea Resort offers an enticing array of facilities including, an award winning oceanfront restaurant, private dining seaside gazebo, cocktail lounge, fitness room, disabled and lift

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

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Wilson Island, Great Barrier Reef

GET 3

From $275

Long Island Resort

Long Island Resort is a 156-room, 3.5-star natural island resort in the Whitsunday’s. Surrounded by 2500 acres of unspoilt national park, it is the perfect place for families and couples to connect with nature. For the energetic there’s a myriad of watersports, or discover colorful coral and fish and snorkel off the fringing reef, only 150 meters offshore. Enjoy free resort activities including non-motorized water sports, kids club, tennis, minigolf and over 12 miles of bush walking paths to discover in the surrounding national park.

From $ 396

Heron Island

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

Heron Island is a true coral cay situated right on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. A nature lover’s haven, Heron is renowned for its abundance of birdlife and endless gardens of coral right off the beach. Activities include guided island and reef walks, semisubmersible cruises, the Aqua Soul Spa and the Junior Rangers program for kids 7-12 years. Heron is famous for its scuba diving and snorkelling and the island is ribboned by sugar white sands, crystal clear waters and acres of coral with beautifully colored marine life.

From $1150 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $ 425


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QUEENSLAND

Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island

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Queensland’s World Heritage Fraser Island is a must on any Australian itinerary. The world’s largest sand island supports beautiful freshwater lakes, massive sand dunes, towering rainforest growing in sand, spectacular cliffs of colored sands, a 75-mile beach complete with fresh water creeks flowing into the ocean and a shipwreck. You can explore the wonders of Fraser Island from the comfort of Australia’s leading and award-winning ecotourism resort. A beautiful, well appointed resort designed to blend in with the natural island environment. The resort offers Queenslander-style hotel rooms or self-contained two and three bedroom villas, all boasting private decks with sea or bush views. With Expert Ranger guides you can enjoy nature walks and 4WD tours and, from August to October, a marine ranger will take you

cruising to see the magnificent humpback whales at play just north of the resort. Take time to watch the sun set over the sea, go star gazing, enjoy Australian bush foods, sip a cocktail by one of the four swimming pools, or simply bubble in a spa and indulge in a massage. This ultimate island wilderness is a 50 minute ferry journey from Hervey Bay which is easily accessible by self drive, daily direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane, a shuttle service or train from Brisbane. Resort Facilities: Restaurants, Bars, Coffee Shop, Swimming Pools, Spa, Tennis Court, Water sports, Laundry, Child minding, 4WD guided tours, nature walks & talks, Whale watching. Room Facilities: Air-conditioning (not in all villas), TV, Radio, Tea & Coffee making facilities, Iron and Hairdryer, Refrigerator, Telephone, full cooking facilities (villas only). From $239

Fraser Explorer Tours

Fraser Island Adventure

Operated by Kingfisher

Bay Resort Group

2 Day Tours ex Hervey Bay & Rainbow Beach

Fraser Explorer Tours offer a fun and relaxing experience for all types of travellers - singles, couples, families and small groups, with a choice of accommodation styles to suit. Two days of fun and adventure on Fraser Island, led by an experienced local guide who will take you to see the very best the island has to offer. Tours depart daily from Hervey Bay & Rainbow Beach and include one night motel style accommodation at Eurong Beach Resort, two full-day guided 4WD tours and meals. From $ 389

Fraser Island Cool Dingo

Operated by Kingfisher

Bay Resort Group

3 Day package ex Hervey Bay and Brisbane

Are you itching to explore the world’s largest sand island? Kingfisher Bay’s Fraser Island Adventure package gives you the opportunity to see Fraser’s iconic beauty spots including Seventy Five Mile Beach, Lake McKenzie and beautiful Wanggoolba Creek from the comfort of an air-conditioned, custom-designed 4WD coach. By day you’ll explore Fraser’s famous sand tracks and by night you’ll enjoy resort living with all the comforts of home. This three-day two-night package includes resort hotel accommodation, ranger-guided Fraser Island Eco Tour including lunch, refreshments and national park fees, hot buffet breakfast daily, return airport and ferry transfer from Hervey Bay. Train and shuttle transfer options from Brisbane are available for additional cost. This is simply a great way to experience Fraser Island from the comfort of From $ 425 luxurious Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Operated by Kingfisher

Bay Resort Group

2 or 3 Day escorted 4WD Tour ex Hervey Bay and Brisbane

This tour is ideal for the young or young at heart who would like to experience Fraser Island in a more adventurous and fun way. Including two or three days of guided 4wd touring and accommodation at Kingfisher Bay’s Wilderness Lodge plus meals. Your guide is a true Fraser guru and will not only take you to the island’s most incredible spots, like Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, 75 Mile Beach or Indian Heads but also wow you with fascinating facts about the island’s history, fauna and flora. From $ 438

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QUEENSLAND

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

Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coasts

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Byron Bay Bryon Bay is a mix of cultures and lifestyles. Byron – ‘where the sun first hits the sand’ – has a year-round subtropical climate. Bryon has a number of beaches with surf breaks that are famous all around the world. It’s idyllic setting and relaxed atmosphere makes for an intimate experience.

Fraser Island Its unusual formation of sand and rainforest make Fraser Island a special source of adventure for visitors to explore. Its natural history and Aboriginal culture are expressed through wonderful colored sand cliffs, unique fresh water lakes, long stretches of beaches and hidden forests.

Day 1: Arrive Brisbane. On arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Day 2: Croc Express including Australia Zoo. The Sunshine Coast, home of the Crocodile Hunter and Australia Zoo, made famous by Steve and Terri Irwin. Spend the day touring the Zoo. View the Glasshouse Mountains as you travel along the Steve Irwin Way scenic route. Transfers are included. Day 3: City Sights, River Cruise & the Wheel of Brisbane. Tour by coach visiting City Hall, Parliament House, St Johns Cathedral and the Treasury Casino. Enjoy a relaxing cruise through the city centre, the tour concludes at South Bank. Day 4: Depart Brisbane. Transfer to Brisbane airport for departure.

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

Noosa Heads Noosa Heads has a cosmopolitan atmosphere coupled with the natural beauty of the area. The headland is a National Park and there are several walks meandering through to the various attractions of Laguna Bay, Hell’s Gate and Paradise Cove. You’ll fall in love with the laidback ‘café beach’ lifestyle.

Hervey Bay SOUT O H QUEENS QUEENS EENSLAND LAND

Noosa

Fraser Island Sunshine Coast

Brisbane Gold Coast Byron Bay

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

From $ 529


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Brisbane Tours & Accommodation

World Heritage Tour

Operated by Australian

Day Tours

QUEENSLAND Rainforest Discovery

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: B32/G32

Operated by Bushwacker

Eco Tours

Full Day Tour inc Lunch

Catch a ride on the World Heritage Tour of South East Queensland and escape to spectacular waterfalls, cool, lush rainforest, ancient trees and impressive views. Experience one of the region’s newest attractions, the Rainforest Skywalk – the longest canopy walk in southeast Queensland – then enjoy time for shopping in the quaint village atmosphere of Mount Tamborine. To cap off the day, there’s wine tasting at Witches Falls Winery and stops at Canyon Lookout and Purlingbrook Falls in magnificent Springbrook National Park. Flat walking shoes are required. From $126

Join a small group nature tour to Springbrook National Park for a walking-based tour in World Heritage rainforest. Highlights include, Natural Arch (cave and water fall), 2.7-miles Twin Falls circuit walk and Best Of All Lookout with views over Northern NSW to Byron Bay. Your tour also includes an afternoon guided Glowworm Tour. This tour is suited to nature lovers who wish to be fully immersed in the spectacular rainforests. Tour includes picnic lunch and city pick up.

Tangalooma’s Dolphin Adventure Tour

Australian Outback Spectacular

From $135

Operated by Australian

Outback Spectacular

Australian Outback Spectacular is the first show of its kind in Australia; a unique and exciting evening dinner show filled with outback music, drama and action. This remarkable true story of the legendary Australian Light Horse captures the grandeur of the Australian outback, bringing it to life with spectacular audio and visual effects. This is a high-energy show that demands every participant be well fed. So, 40 stockmen and women will serve up a gourmet Aussie feast with beer, wine or soft drink. From $108

1 Day Moreton Island 4WD Adventure Trip

Operated by Tangalooma

Island Resort

Tour Code: DAT

Enjoy a unique island experience only 75 minutes from Brisbane at Tangalooma Island Resort on majestic Moreton Island, the world’s third largest sand island. Start your day with a cruise across beautiful Moreton Bay, keeping an eye out for dolphins and dugongs on the way. Arriving at the island you will be welcomed to the resort by a Guest Services team, before you enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. You’ll experience the thrill of sand tobogganing on a Desert Safari tour, and then join marine biologists for an informative Dolphin Behaviour and Data Collection presentation. You’ll be able to put your new knowledge to good use when you hand feed one of the playful wild dolphins at sunset, truly an experience you will never forget. You will also have unlimited access to the exclusive VIP Lounge throughout the day. From $70

Operated by Bushwacker

Eco Tours

Full Day Tour

Take a small group nature tour to Moreton Island National Park for a 4WD trip of the island. Highlights include sand boarding, swimming, beautiful forests, white sand beaches, freshwater lakes and Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 360-degree views over the island. It’s a great spot for seeing dolphins, turtles, whales (May-November) and many bird species. The tour includes a one-hour cruise across Moreton Bay. Tour includes picnic lunch and city pick up. From $193

Brisbane’s Best Tour

Operated by Australian

Day Tours

Medina Executive Brisbane

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: B84/G84

Tour by coach through Brisbane City past historical and significant architectural buildings such as City Hall, Parliament House, Saint John’s Cathedral and the Treasury Casino. Take to the water and cruise up river, past prestigious suburbs and magnificent sandstone buildings, under the Story Bridge and past the Kangaroo Point Cliffs to South Bank Parklands where you can ride the 60m high Wheel of Brisbane. Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and cuddle a koala. For a bird’s eye view of this vibrant city, we visit Mt Coot-tha Lookout with views from the city to Moreton Bay. From $166

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Enjoy world-class theater, premier nightspots and top restaurants in this modern, cosmopolitan city, famous for its relaxed and friendly style. Medina Executive Brisbane can be found at the east-end of the city center. The hotel offers sweeping views of the Brisbane River, the city skyline and Story Bridge. Take the River Boardwalk to the Botanic Gardens or visit the Southbank Parklands, Convention Center or Cultural Center via the Goodwill footbridge.

PAY 4

GET 5

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From $202


QUEENSLAND Quay West Suites Brisbane

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A 5-star luxury hotel ideally located opposite the city’s Botanic Gardens, Quay West Suites Brisbane is conveniently situated in the CBD and offers magnificent views of Kangaroo Point cliffs, the Brisbane River, Parliament House, South Bank Parklands and the city skyline. Each apartment has a furnished balcony to take advantage of the extensive views. Enjoy everything from a beautiful resort-style swimming pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium, superb restaurant and all the services you would expect from a 5-star hotel.

Oaks Festival Towers

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

PAY 2

From $ 325

Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane - Clarion Collection

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

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The Chifley at Lennons

From $240

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Centrally located in the heart of Brisbane’s Central Business District, this superb apartment-style hotel is on the doorstep to the main shopping and entertainment precincts and all major tourist attractions. Offering studio rooms as well as fully self-contained suites with separate bedroom, lounge, dining, kitchen and laundry. Recreational facilities include heated pool, fully equipped gymnasium, sauna and Outdoor Recreation Deck with views of Brisbane city skyline and City Botanical Gardens. The hotel was beautifully refurbished in 2009.

Ibis Brisbane

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Ibis Brisbane is conveniently located in the city center, within easy walking distance to the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, Treasury Casino, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Queensland Performing Arts Center and Roma Street Transit Center. The hotel features 218 rooms, a restaurant and bar. Enjoy the ibis all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast with local specialities for you to enjoy. Guests also have access to food and beverage outlets and conference facilities at the neighbouring Mercure Hotel.

From $243

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

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Located on the Queen Street Mall in the heart of Brisbane’s city center, The Chifley at Lennons is only a short drive to the Convention Center, South Bank Parklands and Queensland Art Gallery. The hotel offers well-appointed accommodation in a great downtown location for the leisure traveller. Air-conditioned guest rooms are available in variety of accommodation styles including Deluxe Rooms, One Bedroom Suites, Courtyard Rooms and Luxury Spa Rooms – most with panoramic views of the Brisbane City skyline. All rooms are non-smoking.

From $201

The Sebel Suites Brisbane

From $225

From $175

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane is located on the highest point of the city center just opposite Brisbane’s Roma Street Parklands. Most rooms feature balconies that provide spectacular river, city or mountain views. There are a total of 180 rooms, ranging from recently refurbished Standard and Superior rooms, to suites with private lounge and kitchenette facilities. A short stroll leads into the heart of the city’s malls and shopping. Rooftop swimming pool, spa and gym are available.

The Marque Hotel Brisbane

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

From $189 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $187


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Sunshine Coast & Moreton Island

Tangalooma Island Resort

QUEENSLAND Croc Express Incl Australia Zoo Entry

Operated by Australian

Day Tours

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: B7/G7

This tour goes directly to and from Australia Zoo, made famous by Steve and Terri Irwin and their global documentaries. Daughter, Bindi, is now a favorite with children everywhere. This wildlife theme park is a fun and educational day out with approximately six hours viewing the many free shows and demonstrations including crocodile feeding and snake handling. The zoo has a team of over 500 dedicated staff who ensure you will have an unforgettable wildlife experience seeing over 1000 animals! From $136

Oceans Mooloolaba Beach

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Set amid lush National Park and overlooking stunning Moreton Bay, Tangalooma Island Resort is the perfect island escape. Only 75 minutes from Brisbane, and with over 75 tours and activities, Tangalooma is ideal for a unique adventure, educational or nature-based experience in a truly relaxed environment. The highlight of any stay at the resort is the opportunity to closely interact with nature. Be enchanted by the playful antics of the wild dolphins that visit Tangalooma jetty each night. Echo, Nari and the rest of the family are always full of chatter and love to show off. Hand feed them as they gather at the shore or watch from the jetty, either way the experience is unforgettable. From sun up to sun down Tangalooma is a haven for those who want to relax and have fun.

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GET 3

Oceans Mooloolaba Beach, the only 5-star Mooloolaba Resort, is perfectly positioned directly opposite the beach and in the center of Mooloolaba Esplanade. Walk out the door and choose from dozens of great restaurants, boutique shopping outlets and watch the ocean waves sparkle on the stunning Mooloolaba beach. The 46 exquisite self-contained luxury apartments and penthouses feature state-of-the-art facilities, smart technology and modern design details. Luxury two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses are also available, all with stunning ocean views. From $ 648

From $167

RACV Noosa Resort

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RACV Noosa Resort is set beside the Weyba Creek, a branch of the Noosa River, with nearly 20 acres dedicated back to the community as conservation sanctuary. Iconic Hastings Street, with its chic fashion and culinary experience, is located just two minutes from the resort. RACV Noosa Resort is an architecturally designed, low-rise villa-style resort has been created to offer luxurious accommodation whilst complementing the relaxed nature of a coastal lifestyle. RACV Resort Noosa features studio rooms, apartments, villas as well as three bedroom homes.

Hyatt Regency Coolum

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Hyatt Regency Coolum resort is situated along the Sunshine Coast, fronting onto one mile of pristine beach. An ideal holiday destination, the resort also backs onto the base of Mt Coolum and set in over 370 acres of natural grounds. The superb leisure facilities cater for all needs, including nine swimming pools, a tennis center, championship golf course, The Spa, Camp Hyatt, a variety of dining options, Creative Arts Center, plus an activities center with a comprehensive range of family activities.

From $270

Oaks Seaforth

From $295

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

PAY 4

GET 5

From $232

BreakFree French Quarter

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Welcome to BreakFree French Quarter, a beachside resort located smack-bang in the center of all the action on Noosa’s famous Hastings Street on the Sunshine Coast. BreakFree French Quarter is set back from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street yet offers direct access to the shopping, dining and entertainment hub, making it the perfect place to enjoy the best of Noosa. From your doorstep you can also walk to the National Park and Main Beach. At BreakFree French Quarter you will find great value Noosa accommodation and a range of recreational facilities. PAY 3

GET 4

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From $185


QUEENSLAND Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise

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Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise; surrounded by shops, restaurants, attractions and only meters from the famous Surfers Paradise beach. All 406 modern accommodation rooms are spacious, boast a private furnished balcony and have either a North or South facing ocean view. Guests will feel totally relaxed in the inviting Sirocco Restaurant offering a Mediterranean and fresh seafood buffet. Holiday Inn’s bold new look, coupled with its ideal location makes it the perfect choice.

Mantra Sun City

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Providing a special sense of Gold Coast fun, Mantra Sun City offers premium accommodation just a short stroll to Surfers Paradise Beach and the cosmopolitan hub of Cavill Avenue. Set in lush tropical gardens, the 39-level property offers luxury hotel rooms, apartments and the delightful Sayas Restaurant Café Bar. The property’s extensive facilities also include a heated indoor pool, plunge pool, outdoor freeform lagoon pool with sandy beach, two waterslides with lifeguard on duty, spa, sauna, steam room, tennis court, children’s playroom and onsite day spa. PAY 3

From $167

Mantra Legends Hotel

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From $189

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Capturing the very essence of Queensland’s Gold Coast, Mantra Legends Hotel is just 100 meters from patrolled surf beaches with shopping, restaurants and legendary nightlife on the doorstep. With a casually elegant ambience, the 403 luxuriously appointed rooms and deluxe suites have stylish decor, private balconies and a full range of services, creating the perfect backdrop for holidays or combining business travel with pleasure. The hotel also offers conference facilities for up to 300 delegates.

PAY 2

GET 3

From $174

Australis Sovereign Hotel

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and Mountain Villas are located a scenic two hours from Brisbane or 1.5 hours from the Gold Coast. Situated in the middle of World Heritage listed Lamington National Park and surrounded by 50,000 acres of sub tropical rainforest, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is the ideal base to explore, or just get back to nature. Let the mists of the mountains dissolve the pressures of a busy lifestyle and open your heart to the warm and friendly mood of O’Reilly’s. Located in central Surfers Paradise, Australis Sovereign Hotel is close to the beach and other local Gold Coast attractions. For the outdoors and golf enthusiasts, the scenic hinterland and premier golf courses are close by. Australis Sovereign Hotel offers a range of fantastic facilities, excellent value for money as well as absolute convenience. The twin low-rise towers feature a variety of accommodation including hotel rooms and fully serviced one and two bedroom family apartments, which include a separate, spacious lounge dining area. From $ 341

From $121

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

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

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GET 4

Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove

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The Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove is a 5-star resort hotel, styled as a traditional 1940s grand Queensland homestead offering an elegant and stylish timeless design amidst lush, tropical gardens. Set in beautiful surrounds the pristine white sands of the resorts famous one-acre salt-water beach lagoon pool is the backdrop to a resort filled with relaxation and sophistication. The resort is an elegant reminder of former times, offering a unique chance to escape to a world of comfort, style, luxury and relaxation at Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove.

From $118

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From $276


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Red Center

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

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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3 Day Alice Springs and Uluru Itinerary

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

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

Day 1: Alice Springs, Mutitjulu, Mala Walk, Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunset. Depart Alice Springs, stop at the Camel Farm. Pass Atila (Mt Conner), arrive at Ayers Rock Resort, this afternoon visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Craft Cooperative. Walk to the waterhole of Mutitjulu. Two Night Stay: Ayers Rock Resort - Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget, shared facilities), Outback Pioneer Hotel (Standard), Desert Gardens Hotel (FirstClass), Sails in the Desert (Deluxe) Day 2: Uluru Sunrise, Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Walpa (Olga) Gorge Walk, Sounds of Silence Dinner. Enter Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a tea or coffee as you watch Uluru at sunrise. Travel out to Kata Tjuta. Walk through Walpa Gorge. Tonight, enjoy the Sounds of Silence dinner, which starts shortly before sunset. Day 3: Ayers Rock Resort. Relax at the resort this morning or perhaps enjoy an optional excursion, before transferring to Ayers Rock Airport.

East and West MacDonnell Ranges The East and West MacDonnell Ranges stretch for hundreds of miles on both sides of Alice Springs. The traditional owners, the Arrernte people, believe giant caterpillars called the Yeperenye became the Ranges. Experience the gorges, waterholes, flora and fauna, hiking, swimming and the spectacular ranges.

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

CENTRAL RA AUSTRALIA East & West MacDonnell Ranges Hermannsburg

Alice Springs

Kings Canyon Ayres rock

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From $774


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Alice Springs Tours

NORTHERN TERRITORY West MacDonnell Ranges and World Class Desert Park

1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges & Gorges

Operated by Tailormade

Operated by AAT

Tours

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: TT2A

Travel west from Alice Springs and experience some of the most spectacular scenery, unique to Central Australia. Highlights include: Anzac Hill, Flynns Grave, Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm. On the return trip to town visit the world-class Desert Park where you will spend the afternoon. Your driver will escort you in and return for you after the raptor show at 4.30pm. Includes entry fees, picnic lunch with traditional billy tea and coffee boiled on an open campfire. From $127

Larapinta Trail Walkabout

Kings

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: A9

Travel west from Alice Springs following the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges. See the John Flynn Memorial, Simpson’s Gap with its lovely red gum scenery and the magical Angkerle. Walk into the chasm along the stony watercourse lined with cycads, ghost gums, acacias and cypress pines. Travel to Ellery Creek Big Hole and Ormiston Gorge. Then on to Glen Helen Gorge, a semi permanent water hole, looking out for the Black footed Rock Wallaby. Lunch is provided and with a chance of a refreshing swim at one of the waterholes. From $116

Morning Western MacDonnell Ranges

Operated by Tailormade

Tours

Tour Code: TT2

Take half a day and see some of the most spectacular scenery unique to Central Australia. Commence with spectacular views from Anzac Hill before traveling west. Stops include Rev. John Flynn’s Grave, the dramatic features of Simpsons Gap – a haven for black-footed wallabies, and majestic Standley Chasm where you will arrive just before midday to marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun. Enjoy a picnic lunch with billy tea before returning to Alice Springs. From $ 92

Operated by Walking

Country

5 day/5 night fully guided Walking Journey

Join one of the world’s most inspiring walks – The Larapinta Trail, which extends along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Experience highlights such as the Ormiston Pound Circuit, traversing from Glen Helen Gorge to Redbank Gorge, ascending Mount Sonder at sunrise and marvelling at the view across Euro Ridge. It all culminates into the finale of walking into Alice Springs Old Telegraph station. Fully guided and fully supported by a ground crew, walkers are required to carry daypacks with the ground crew taking care of the rest. Whatever your motivation for walking the trail – be it the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, the inspiration, the challenge or the window it provides to the varied and fragile ecology – the beauty and grandeur of the Larapinta Trail will leave a lasting impression long after your visit to Central Australia. From $1858

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Alice Springs Helicopters

60 Minute Balloon Flight

Operated by Outback

Ballooning

Half Day Tour - Tour Code: OBB60

Outback Ballooning offers the perfect way to appreciate the vast remoteness and spectacular dawn colors of the Australian outback and the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Whilst floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness, scenery and wildlife. Back on the ground you will enjoy champagne, tropical fruit juice with fresh fruit slices. The tour includes return transfers and a picnic champagne breakfast. A $25 per person insurance fee is payable directly to Outback Ballooning on the morning of the tour. From $286

2 Day Culture And Country Safari

Operated by Alice

Springs Helicopters

Expand your horizons and be whisked away by helicopter on a thrilling journey over the waterholes, plunging gorges and ancient mountain ranges that surround Alice Springs. The heli-tours allow you to view some of the world’s best scenery and culturally significant areas in comfort and style. Departing from their base in Alice Springs, all scenic tours feature the famous West MacDonnell Ranges. Varied daily flights are available, from a 15-minute buzz, up to a one-hour flight. The Champagne Sunset Flight one for the romantics, highlighting the afternoon color changes of the majestic ranges and finished with sparkling wine. Book a scenic flight to complement your Alice Springs visit or venture further a field on your own private charter, perhaps to Uluru. All ages and fitness levels welcome. All helitours include transfers from all Alice Springs accommodation or The From $129 Ghan train.

The Best Of Alice In A Day

Operated by Wayoutback

Desert Safaris

This authentic Two Day Aboriginal Culture and Country Safari visits four Aboriginal Communities set in exquisite locations throughout Central Australia.

Operated by Tailormade

Tours

Tour Code: TT5

This special day is a combination tour of the Morning West MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs City Sights tour. Highlights include: Anzac Hill, Rev. John Flynn’s Grave, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air, Alice Springs Telegraph Station and Mbantua – Aboriginal Cultural Museum & Gallery. Enjoy a picnic lunch with billy tea before returning to Alice Springs. This is a action-packed day in Central Australia you’ll never forget. From $153

Your Aboriginal hosts will teach you about their Dreamtime stories, Indigenous art, wildlife, bush tucker and medicine, as well as artifacts, hunting utensils and weaponry. This safari encompasses the raw Australian outback – exclusive four-wheel driving bush tracks, remote bush camping (tents can be provided), small groups (maximum 16 people), open fires at night and sensational campfire meals. Camping under the sensational star-filled southern night sky will be a memory of a lifetime. Their experienced guides have all the required bush skills to keep you safe and comfortable. They are among the best in Central Australia because of their local knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to bring people together. From $724

Alice Springs City Sights Tour

Operated by Tailormade

Tours

Half Day Tour - Tour Code: TT1

The tour commences in the afternoon with panoramic views from Anzac Hill, overlooking the town and the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges. See the generally dry Todd River before visiting the Royal Flying Doctor Base and School of the Air – two unique Australian organisations that provide medical care and education to people in remote areas. Visit the Old Telegraph Station established in 1872. Your tour will conclude with the famous Mbantua (Aboriginal Cultural Museum and Gallery), home to a private collection of rare Aboriginal artefacts, bush tucker and fine art. From $ 92 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


NORTHERN TERRITORY Crowne Plaza Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Accommodation Desert Palms Resort

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Set against the MacDonnell Ranges, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is a deluxe hotel committed to advancement in sustainability. It features the largest rooftop mounted solar array in the Southern Hemisphere. All 235 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies that overlook the MacDonnell Ranges or the hotel’s heated swimming pool. Facilities include a gym, spa and sauna, swimming pool and two tennis courts. A favorite for locals and guests is Hanuman restaurant. Additional dining options include Balloons Bistro, The Lobby Bar and room service dining. From $201

Chifley Alice Springs Resort

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A true oasis in the outback, the Desert Palms offers individual villas, set around a crystal clear pool with island, gazebo and waterfall, surrounded by tropical gardens. Villas are air-conditioned with private verandah, ensuite and kitchenette facilities. There is also secure off-street parking directly outside each villa and a licensed mini mart for guest’s convenience. Situated on the banks of the Todd River you’ll be close to the town and the casino, while the golf club is in your backyard. Chifley Alice Springs Resort is situated on the banks of the Todd River and offers friendly outback service and modern, comfortable facilities, conveniently located only five minutes’ walk from the town center. The 4.5-star resort has 139 guest rooms and hotel facilities include 24-hour reception, internet access, swimming pool, guest laundry, restaurant and bar. Ride a camel down a dry riverbed or fly in a hot air balloon above the MacDonnell Ranges – Chifley Alice Springs Resort is the perfect base for exploring this outback region.

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From $174

Alice on Todd

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The Alice on Todd Apartments are situated overlooking the banks of the Todd River and only a short walk to the town center and the major areas of interest. The apartments offer contemporary self-contained apartments to suit all types of travellers. Ideal for singles, couples and families, there is a children’s playground, ‘The Beach’ relaxation area, games room, as well as a kiosk. Select from a range of studio, one and two bedroom as well as deluxe two bedroom apartments.

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Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge

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

From $148

Aurora Alice Springs

From $156

From $118

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A popular choice for holiday travellers, the Aurora Alice Springs features a refurbished reception, courtyard and pool areas. This vibrant property is the most centrally located hotel, situated on Todd Mall in the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct. Enjoy the Red Ochre Grill Restaurant and savour the contemporary and native cuisine on offer. The Red Ochre also features one of the finest collections of Central Australian photography by Ken Duncan. Aurora Alice Springs’ location places you in a perfect position to explore both the town and the outback. From $153 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Red Center Touring

NORTHERN TERRITORY

5 Day Rock, Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge

3 Day Red Center Safari in Style

Operated by Australian Pacific Touring 2 nights at Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge - Tour Code: RKC5

Operated by Adventure

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

Three Day Uluru ‘Safari in Style’ is designed for those who want a comfortable but adventurous small group tour.

From $1423

The safari departs from Alice Springs early morning or Ayers Rock Resort after lunch and finishes early evening on day three in Alice Springs. Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) will amaze you as you get up close to the majestic features of this ancient landform. Take the opportunity to stretch your legs with a walk around the base of Uluru. Get your hiking shoes on and head out to explore the impressive formations that make up Kings Canyon. A host will accompany the group when passenger numbers exceed six. Meals are prepared with quality Australian produce and served with Australian wines at evening meals. After a delicious dinner each night you’ll be mesmerised by the sky’s starry brilliance before falling asleep in your safari accommodation.

5 Day Kangaroo Dreaming 4WD Safari

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Three Day Tour Kings Canyon Uluru - Tour Code: 3CH

Join the only small group accommodated tour offering true outback journeys along The Red Center Way. Day 1: Travel the West MacDonnell Ranges to Wallace Rockhole Aboriginal Community and gain an insight into the art and culture of their homeland. Explore Gosse Bluff a 14 millionyear-old comet impact crater. Travel The Red Center Way past Camel Hump, through Lift’um Foot Gap and the Mereenie Wilderness Area to Kings Canyon. Day 2: Climb Kings Canyon and transverse outback cattle stations enroute to Ayers Rock. Enjoy a private afternoon base tour before revelling in the changing light show and refreshments as the sun sets on Uluru. Day 3: In the early morning light explore KataTjuta without the crowds. Tour can terminate at Ayers Rock or return to Alice Springs. From $1005

Tour Code: AY3

From $ 859

3 Day Kings Canyon Uluru

Operated by Center

Tours Australia

Operated by Wayoutback

Desert Safaris

Small Group ( Max 16 people ) - Tour Code: RKC5

Experience the adventurer’s ultimate escape in Central Australia with Advanced Eco Certified Wayoutback Desert Safaris. With small group sizes, traverse the remote outback in purpose-built 4WD vehicles, crossing massive cattle stations and dry riverbeds. Sleep around the campfire, under clear outback skies in comfortable swags at the private campsites. Experience the expected sights – Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon and the not so expected. Spend the night in a genuine cultural exchange with your Aboriginal hosts at Oak Valley Aboriginal community, tour their land witnessing rock art, amazing fossil fields and gain an insight into bush tucker and living off the land. Incorporating the Western MacDonnell Ranges, Palm Valley and Ormiston Gorge this safari is for those that want to experience outback Australia, not From $1161 without creature comforts, whilst embracing the spirit of adventure.

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


Sounds of Silence

Uluru

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Uluru (Ayers Rock) Tours

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, whose main attractions are Uluru (Ayres Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Mt. Olga), is probably the best known, most visited and most photographed place in the Northern Territory. It is a World Heritage Area, managed jointly by the Aboriginal traditional owners and the Australian Nature Conservation Agency. There is a great deal to enjoy in the park including photography, magnificent views, sunsets and the changing colors of Uluru, especially at sunrise and sunset. Uluru / Ayres Rock is the world’s largest monolith, measuring over 5 miles around the base, and rising 348 meters about the mulga plain. Named Uluru by the Aborigines, it is a sacred monument to them, and the walls of the caves, which comb the base, are covered in Aboriginal carvings and paintings, many of which are thousands of years old. Kata Tjuta / The Olgas are a dramatic series of 36 dome-like rock formations which stand up to 546 meters high and cover an area of 21 sq mi. Like Uluru, they produce an incredible light show at sunset and to walk amongst them is a memorable experience.

Operated by Voyages

A gourmet desert barbecue under the stars, Sounds of Silence is a unique outback experience. The romance of the desert, the setting of the sun behind the domes of KataTjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock), the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo, sumptuous outback fare and the star-filled heavens. Shortly before sundown, guests are driven to a secluded location in the desert. As a didgeridoo player weaves his magic spells you’ll enjoy canapes, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages followed by a gourmet buffet barbecue and a star talk. From $177

5 Day Red Center Discovery

Uluru Aussie BBQ

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

Tour Code: 5RCD

The Five Day Red Center Discovery from Pinnacle Tours lets you see Australia’s amazing wildlife up close at Alice Springs Desert Park.

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

Dinner - Tour Code: OPY10

Enjoy a true Aussie barbecue dinner near the mighty Uluru. Savour the mouth-watering flavours of beef, kangaroo and sizzling gourmet sausages, accompanied by crisp seasonal salads, fresh bread rolls, wine, beer and soft drink. After dinner, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with dessert. Relax and admire the sunset, then enjoy a star orientation tour of the southern sky. Transfers to and from Ayers Rock Resort are included. From $ 90

You’ll travel through the Western MacDonnell Ranges exploring the hidden gorges and rock holes. See the historic town of Hermannsburg and rare species of palms that give Palm Valley its name. Experience an interpretive cultural tour with the opportunity to purchase local art. Explore the majestic Kings Canyon with a choice of activities. Visit the astrogeological wonder of Gosse Bluff comet crater. Option to do the full rim walk with your experienced guide or shorter creek walk. Experience the Red Center icons in Uluru and Kata Tjuta with a magical sunset and sunrise. This luxury expedition includes four nights in either first class or superior accommodation, quality meals, entry fees and transfers. From $2567

Desert Awakenings

Uluru Base Tour and Sunset Drinks

Operated by Voyages

Operated by Australian

Travel away from the crowds to a secluded sand dune to watch the spectacular sight of sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region. A maximum of 16 guests enjoy a traditional bushman’s breakfast of billy tea and damper while your expert guide explains the retreating star scape above. You’re then taken into the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to visit the Cultural Center and finish off with a base walk of Uluru while listening to Anangu creation stories. From $164

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

Pacific Touring

Half Day Tour - Tour Code: U10

From $107

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Uluru (Ayers Rock) Accommodation & Kings Canyon

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Longitude 131°

Desert Gardens Hotel

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Voyages Longitude 131° offers immersion in the wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, complete with private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock). This intimate experience offers exquisite food and wine, an exclusive touring programme and an unforgettable encounter with this spirited land. Included in the tariff: accommodation, all meals, a selected range of premium alcoholic beverages, an exceptional touring program designed exclusively for Longitude 131° guests, and return Ayers Rock Airport transfers.

A comfortable 4.5-star hotel at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe ‘rock view’ rooms. Set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, you can choose to relax in the comfort of your private balcony or unwind near the pool over cocktails. With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within the resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, your days will be action packed.

From $2384

Sails in the Desert Hotel

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Sails in the Desert is Ayers Rock Resort premium hotel. Immerse yourself in the beauty of an ancient world from the sanctuary of this hotel, named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof. The interior décor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture, with the renowned Mulgara Gallery onsite and significant artworks featured throughout the public areas and in the private rooms. Enjoy three nights for the price of two when traveling between July and November 2011.

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge

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Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge specializes in traditional Aussie hospitality. You can choose between the 3.5-star hotel accommodation with comfortable, affordable rooms or the 2-star lodge with hostel-style dormitories. Taste Australia’s pioneering past as you enjoy a beer at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ & Bar. Swap stories of your day’s adventures, or sing along with the nightly entertainment. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant over a buffet dinner.

From $ 650

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The Lost Camel

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The Lost Camel provides contemporary, 3-star studio-style accommodation that is ideal for couples. Featuring 99 guest rooms, the complex is built around contemporary courtyards and a swimming pool. The lobby features modern furnishings, open spaces and a bar. Furnished in a mix of Aboriginal and urban themes, it is a great base from which to explore one of the world’s most amazing cultural landscapes. The Lost Camel is conveniently located next to Ayers Rock Resort’s Town Center, providing easy access for shopping, tour bookings and dining. From $ 381

Kings Canyon Resort

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Kings Canyon Resort is located in Australia’s Northern Territory, mid-way between Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock). The resort is just four miles from Watarrka National Park, the home of the magical sandstone formation of Kings Canyon. It is the perfect oasis from which to explore the natural wonders of Kings Canyon. Pass through the eerie formations of weathered rock known as ‘The Lost City’. Experience the Rim Walk by climbing to the top of Kings Canyon to view the spectacular sunrise or sunset.

From $137 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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

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Darwin Package

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Kakadu National Park Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest National Park, covering more than 12,000 square miles and is World Heritage listed for both its natural and cultural values. With savannah woodlands, open forests, rivers, floodplains, mangroves and mudflats Kakadu National Park is home to an abidance of native wildlife.

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

Day 1: Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Nourlangie Rock, Yellow Water Billabong Cruise. Depart Darwin and travel to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Join a guided boat cruise on Yellow Water billabong. After lunch, travel to Nourlangie Rock art site and view the ancient galleries of Aboriginal rock art. Stay: Stay: Kakadu National Park - Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Camp, including dinner and breakfast, shared facilities (Exclusive DB), Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room (Standard), Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (First-Class) Includes Lunch. Day 2: Ubirr Art Site, East Alligator River Cruise. Travel by 4WD to Ubirr. Join an Aboriginal guide for the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. Along the way, with special permission, take a short walk into Arnhem Land (conditions permitting) and enjoy lunch in a bush setting. Later, stop at Window on the Wetlands and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. Return to Darwin, arriving at approximately 8 pm. Day 3: Depart Darwin.

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

Tiwi Islands

Darwin Litchfield National Park

Arnhem Land Kakadu National Park Katherine

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

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Darwin Touring

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Yellow Water Cruise

Operated by Intercontinental

Katherine Gorge Day Tour

Hotels Group

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

Tour Code: 1DKAK

The indigenous-owned Yellow Water Cruises take you on a discovery tour through the most famous Kakadu Wetland. Operating all year round, sunrise to sunset, the boat cruise winds its way through the distinct eco-systems of Yellow Water Billabong and the South Alligator River. As the seasons and time of day changes, so does Yellow Water Billabong. During the cruise experienced guides offer insights into this ancient wetland, including the birdlife, flora, crocodiles and historic human habitation to make an unforgettable experience. From $ 92

World renowned for its beauty and expansive gorge system, Katherine Gorge is located within the Nitmiluk National Park. It’s a dramatic setting with towering rock walls and abundant wildlife including fresh water crocodiles. Enjoy a river cruise and learn about the Aboriginal culture of the National Park owners, the Jawoyn people. Explore Katherine, with a rich nature, culture and strong pioneering heritage. Enjoy lunch (included) and swim or relax at the idyllic Edith Falls. You’ll then visit Pine Creek for some ‘gold fever’ before heading back to Darwin. From $170

1 Day Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Culture Tour

Crocosaurus Cove

Operated by Crocosaurus

Cove

Located in the heart of Darwin city, Crocosaurus Cove is Darwin’s ultimate urban wildlife experience and home to the famous ‘Cage of Death’ and their latest attraction ‘Fishing for Crocs’. See the croc handlers feed the big saltwater crocs twice a day, meet the reptiles, hold a croc and don’t miss the barramundi feeding in the 200,000 litre freshwater aquarium. Walk through the Reptile House, which is home to the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles. Don’t forget to bring your bathers to swim with the crocs! From $ 84

Operated by AAT

Kings

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: DB01

A short scenic flight takes you to the Aboriginal community, Nguiu on Bathurst Island. Take in the arts and crafts centers, museum, early mission precinct and savour billy tea and damper with Tiwi ladies while they weave and paint. Your guide and the ladies will demonstrate totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless your visit. Enjoy lunch and visit a secret waterhole for a swim. A visit to a Tiwi burial site to learn about some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani poles (burial poles) finishes this enthralling excursion.

From $ 609

1 Day Litchfield National Park Tour

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: D22

Departing early, travel south from Darwin and ascend the rocky Tabletop Range, stop to view the giant magnetic termite mounds. At Litchfield National Park, admire the rainforestation that thrives in the gorges created by the force of the waterfalls. These waterfalls, in particular Florence, Tolmer and Wangi falls are the park’s major attractions. At Wangi Falls there’s time to enjoy a swim (conditions permitting) before your return to Darwin. From $107 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


3 Day Kakadu Safari in Style

Operated by Adventure

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Kakadu Touring

NORTHERN TERRITORY

2 Day Kakadu, Art Sites & Wildlife

Tours Australia

Tour Code: NTY3

The ‘Safari’ tour is designed for those wanting a comfortable but adventurous small group tour. Safari accommodation features twin-share permanent tents with interior lights, fans and share bathrooms. All linen including towels is provided. The menu features quality produce and Australian wines with the evening meal. In addition to a guide, a host will accompany the group when passenger numbers exceed 6, to further provide a better level of service and a greater variety of meals. Highlights include: experienced guide, quality meals, Litchfield National Park, Florence Falls, Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal cultural experience, rock art, Twin Falls (seasonal), three-hour wildlife cruise, guided walks and small group touring. From $ 913

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

Incl 1 Night Kakadu - Tour Code: KKU2

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

From $ 518

1 Day Kakadu, Nourlangie Rock and Yellow Water

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

3 Day Top End Highlights

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: D31+L

Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Center learn about the traditional Aboriginal land owners (Bininj). Join a guided cruise on Yellow Water billabong. Keep an eye out for the wildlife, including crocodiles. See rock art sites at Nourlangie Rock. The most famous rock art picture at Nourlangie is called Namondjok. En route to Darwin, stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Center to learn about the wildlife, seasonal changes, various animal groups and local Aboriginal and European history. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with views over the floodplains. From $225

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

Incl 1 Night Kakadu & 1 Night Katherine - Tour Code: KNL3

Day 1: Depart Darwin and enter Kakadu National Park, visit the ancient Aboriginal rock art sites at Ubirr. Join an Aboriginal guide for the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. Stay at Kakadu National Park – APT Exclusive Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Camp including dinner and breakfast (shared facilities) or Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (FirstClass room only). Day 2: Visit the Bowali Visitor Center, travel to Nourlangie Rock to view Aboriginal art. Visit Pine Creek before joining the Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Cultural Sunset Dinner Cruise on Katherine Gorge. Stay at All Seasons Katherine. Day 3: Travel to Litchfield National Park, stop to view the intriguing termite mounds. See the picturesque double waterfall that forms Florence Falls. Journey to the rock pool at Wangi Falls, enjoy a refreshing swim. Note: some tour dates may operate From $ 928 in reverse. All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Darwin Accommodation

NORTHERN TERRITORY

SKYCITY Darwin

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SKYCITY is Darwin’s only 5-star beachside resort, located only moments from Darwin’s central business district, the botanical gardens and Cullen Bay. Featuring 120 room boutique-style rooms, a world class entertainment complex, four restaurants, outside barbecue in the dry season, five bars and superior conference and event facilities, SKYCITY is the perfect place to dine stay and play. SKYCITY Casino is a treasure-trove of the old favorites and wild, new games, providing endless opportunities for you to try your luck.

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Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin

Overlooking Darwin Harbor and the Arafura Sea, Mantra on the Esplanade is perfectly positioned for experiencing the famous Northern Territory sunset. The 4.5-star hotel offers 64 hotel rooms, plus 140 one to three bedroom apartments, designed to reflect the local, laid-back tropical style. Apartments feature large private balconies, fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Finz Restaurant and Bar is onsite for contemporary a la carte cuisine and the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and spa, 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, beauty salon and tour desk.

From $183

Darwin Central Hotel

From $209

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Located in the heart of Darwin’s CBD and close to cinemas, theaters, nightclubs, entertainment, restaurants and shopping, Darwin Central is a contemporary executive boutique hotel. Providing extra comfort for guests, the spacious rooms, some with kitchenettes, come complete with mini-bar, in-room movies, broadband internet, working desk, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and tea and coffee facilities. The rooms are decorated with unique local artwork and exude a genuine Darwin feel. The environmentally friendly hotel offers a diverse range of services including 24-hour reception, porterage, undercover valet car parking, outdoor plunge pool and guest laundry facilities. Savour the sensational foods in the restaurants and cafés with the added convenience of 24-hour room service. Conferences are easy with personalized packages tailored to suit your needs.

One30 Esplanade

Guests can enjoy the fully equipped gym, tennis court, basketball hoop, children’s playground, 25-meter lap pool, plunge pool overlooking the Esplanade and a landscaped outdoor barbecue area. Strong security measures are taken at One30 Esplanade, with an intercom system on podium level, your floor-only access and two secure car parking spaces per apartment. The huge 210sqm apartments each feature a large designer kitchen, huge open plan living area, three large bedrooms with contemporary décor, separate family room, pay television and personal laundry facilities. Serviced every three days, each apartment features a large private balcony, which is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the magnificent sunsets over Darwin Harbor. From $290

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

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One30 Esplanade Serviced Apartments are situated within Darwin’s modern CBD, with sweeping views of Darwin Harbor, conveniently located.

From $174

Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin

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Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin

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

From $141

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

From $131


NORTHERN TERRITORY Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

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Vibe Hotel Darwin is the ideal haven for guests that want to trade in tradition for a fresh and vibrant accommodation alternative that offers a contemporary edge and a whole lot of style. Reflecting the lifestyle of the guests, the rooms are stylish, the food is delicious and the location provides the best that Darwin has to offer. Situated in the iconic Darwin City Waterfront, on the fringe of Darwin CBD, guests are perfectly positioned to explore the restaurants, boutique shops and seafront promenades.

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Darwin & Kakadu Accommodation Aurora Kakadu

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

From $144

Melaleuca on Mitchell

From $174

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Located in the heart of Darwin’s entertainment district, Melaleuca on Mitchell is home to some of the best facilities you will find at any Australia budget accommodation. Overlooking bustling Mitchell Street, relax on the first floor sundeck and enjoy one of two swimming pools, a waterfall spa, pool bar or watch the latest sports on the four-meter big screen. Air-conditioned four and six bed dorms, and double/twin rooms are available with or without ensuite. There is a female only floor, as well as 24-hour reception and free offstreet parking. PAY 3

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Value Inn offers affordable accommodation in the heart of Darwin’s entertainment and shopping district. Offering ensuite rooms sleeping up to three people and including TV, tea and coffee making facilities and fridge. On-site facilities include swimming pool and barbecue area, with access to Value Inn’s sister property Melaleuca on Mitchell, which provides sundeck, spa and pool bar as well as laundry and kitchen facilities. Situated across from the transit center, Value Inn is a great accommodation option for those on a budget and looking for a city center location. PAY 3

From $ 36

Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn

Value Inn

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A Kakadu experience like no other, the indigenous Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn is the only deluxe accommodation in Kakadu. Relax in recently refurbished comfort, enjoy indigenous art by local artists in the hotel gallery and explore the stunning surrounds of Kakadu National Park. If you’re looking for itinerary ideas, their friendly staff can provide you with all the information on the surrounding area. After an adventurous day, relax in the air-conditioned comfort of Escarpment Restaurant and Bar or cool down with a refreshing swim in the shaded outdoor pool. PAY 3

GET 4

From $183

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Katherine Touring & Accommodation

1 Day Katherine Gorge Cruise & Leliyn (Edith Falls)

Katherine

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NORTHERN TERRITORY

Katherine is the heart of the real Outback. Attractions in the area include places of historic interest, birds and wildlife in their natural surroundings, caves, gorges, Aboriginal lore and art, and for the adventurers, magnificent waterfalls, canyons and billabongs that are still unspoiled. Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park - The highlight here is undoubtedly Katherine Gorge, located in the Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. The main entrance to the National Park is 19 miles from Katherine. Over millions of years, torrential summer rains in Arnhem Land during the wet season have caused the waters of the Katherine River to cut thirteen spectacular serpentine gorges. Cut into ancient rock, the canyon walls climb steeply above cool blue water, and there is abundant bird, fish and animal life, including the fresh water crocodile.

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: D23+L

Depart Darwin and stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, continue via Pine Creek to the township of Katherine. Enter Nitmiluk National Park, home to 13 gorges, wander through the Visitor Center. Join a guided cruise between the sheer sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge. Enjoy commentary from your guide detailing the area’s plants and wildlife, keep an eye out for crocodiles and birds. This afternoon travel to Leliyn (Edith Falls) on the western boundary of Nitmiluk National Park. Enjoy a swim (conditions permitting) in the refreshing cool waters of the natural pool at the base of Leliyn. From $192

Maud Creek Lodge

This boutique lodge is situated on the banks of the Majestic Katherine River and just 3 miles from the gorge. Maud Creek Lodge is located on the original homestead site, where you can still watch the buffalo roam freely on the 90-hectare property. Take in the crisp clean air from your lodge balcony whilst a myriad of birdlife and wallabies stir around. In true outback style, sunset drinks and canapés will be served in the guest lounge. Let the friendly staff organise an exclusive adventure on an Ultimate Air Tour or a fully guided Dreaming Trail Hike. PAY 3

Nitmiluk Chalets

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From $227

Timeless Land 3 Gorge Cruise

Operated by Nitmiluk

Tours

4 Hour Cruise - Tour Code: 3N

Your visit to the Nitmiluk National Park will become one of your most memorable holidays as you travel by boat along the first of three gorges on this Timeless Land Cruise. Marvel at the sheer rock face walls and the striking scenery as you head further into the gorge. Finish your tour with a cooling swim and morning or afternoon refreshments – a true outback adventure. Please note there is a short walk between gorges of up to 1200 meters, depending on river levels. Appropriate footwear should be worn. From $ 81

Nitmiluk Chalets allow visitors to experience the splendours of the National Park up close with all the convenience of self-contained accommodation. The two bedroom chalets have a lounge and dining area, ensuite and kitchen and a generous balcony where wallabies and other wildlife can be observed wandering freely by. The beautifully landscaped resort-style swimming pool offers a haven for visitors to cool off from the tropical sunshine or just take pleasure in a cool drink poolside. The poolside is the perfect place to unwind after a days exploring.

From $189 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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

Australia’s North West

LOCATION

Bungle Bungle Range From the air, the Bungle Bungle Range is an awesome site, rising 300 meters out of the plains. The orange and black stripes of these massive sandstone structures are a hidden world of gorges and pools with fan palms clinging to walls. A must-see on your North West adventure.

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

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

Kununurra

Geikie Gorge National Park

Bungle Bungle Broome

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

Geikie Gorge

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Broome and the North West Touring

10 Day Kimberley Explorer 4WD Self Drive

4WD Cape Leveque & Aboriginal Communities

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Tour Code: CL

Journey to the tip of the Dampier Peninsular to experience the remote coastal wilderness area of Cape Leveque and local Aboriginal communities. You will enjoy morning tea at Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community as well as viewing an exquisite Pearl Shell Altar. This is a chance to visit the Aquaculture Hatchery at One Arm Point and continue to the coastal wilderness of Cape Leveque. After lunch and swim or relax you will visit Lombadina Aboriginal Community for a guided tour providing an insight into community lifestyle today. From $282

Operated by Independent

Travel

Darwin - Broome

Day 1: Broome to Mt Hart. Depart Broome and stop in Derby. Continue on the Gibb River Road. Day 2: Mt Hart to Mt Elizabeth Station. Continue off-road along the Gibb River Road, stop at Galvans Gorge and Barnett Gorge, before arriving at your destination – the Mt Elizabeth Station.

4WD Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek Adventure

Day 3: Mt Elizabeth Station to El Questro. Continue driving the Gibb River Road. Depart Mt Elizabeth Station and travel past Home Valley and follow the turn-off signs to Voyages El Questro Station. Day 4: El Questro Wilderness Park. Your day is at your leisure to explore El Questro. Day 5: El Questro Wilderness Park to Kununurra. Travel to Kununurra. Re-stock any supplies and fuel and later this afternoon head to Kelly’s Knob Lookout to watch your last sunset in the Kimberley’s. Tour Code: WT

Day 6: Kununurra to Katherine. The Victoria Highway will take you through the town of Timber Creek and the Gregory National Park before reaching Katherine.

Three of the Kimberley’s well known icons: the Prison Boab Tree, Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek will leave you with a great insight into this remote and fascinating part of outback Australia. Always a highlight, Tunnel Creek is a 750 meter long tunnel where water flows beneath the limestone of the Napier Range. Walk through the tunnel, hear the story of the Aboriginal leader known as Jandamarra, enjoy a swim and savour a delicious picnic lunch before returning to Broome.

Day 7: Katherine to Kakadu National Park. Travel north to Pine Creek on the Stuart Highway and then, turn onto the Kakadu Highway.

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

Day 8: Kakadu National Park. You have a full day to explore the Kakadu National Park. Day 9: Kakadu National Park to Darwin. Depart Kakadu via the Arnhem Highway and stop at the famous Bark Hut. Continue on until you reach Darwin. From $2899

From $263

10 Night Kimberley Expedition Cruises

5 Day Broome & Bungle Bungle

Operated by Kimberley

Operated by Coral

Princess Cruises

Join Australia’s premier small-ship cruise line to discover Western Australia’s outback Kimberley Coast - one of Australia’s most remote and spectacular wilderness areas - aboard the award-winning ‘Coral Princess’ or state-of-the-art flagship ‘Oceanic Discoverer’. Coral Princess Cruises’ ten-night Kimberley expedition cruises depart between April and October each year, exploring this ancient coastline between Darwin and Broome. Discover the region’s striking natural beauty; from the world’s oldest Aboriginal rock art sites to rarely seen native wildlife, towering waterfalls and natural phenomena such as Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef. Both ships travel with a fleet of Zodiacs and ‘Xplorer’ excursion vessel. Their guides and naturalists will acquaint you with the region’s unique marine, bird and wildlife providing insights that only true local knowledge can deliver. From $17812

Wilderness Adventures

1n Hotel & 2n Tented - Tour Code: GBR5

Day 1: Broome, Boab Prison Tree, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge LD. Depart Broome to begin your discovery of the Kimberley region. Travel the Gibb River Road, a remote outback highway. At Windjana Gorge see the ancient marine fossils embedded in the gorge walls and watch for crocodiles lazing on the river. Then travel to Tunnel Creek, a natural tunnel. Here, wade through the water to view the oasis that awaits you on the other side. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing. Day 2: Geiki Gorge Cruise, China Wall. Halls Creek BLD. This morning, cruise Geikie Gorge with a traditional Bunuba landowner. Afterwards, travel to the historic gold mining town of Halls Creek. Here, you’ll see the unusual China Wall, formed out of quartz. Day 3: Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park, Echidna Chasm, Bungle Bungle Range BLD. Depart Halls Creek and head for World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park. Hike into Echidna Chasm, a spectacular cleft in the rock massif and tonight stay in the national park without having to rough it. Day 4: Cathedral Gorge, Beehive Domes BLD Hike into Piccaninny Creek and spectacular Cathedral Gorge. Walk among the beehive domes. Learn of bush tucker, bush medicine and the area’s significance to local Aboriginals. There’s time for an optional helicopter flight (own expense). Day 5: Broome BL. Travel back to Broome where your tour concludes at approximately 8.30pm. For this tour you will be accommodated in exclusive tented cabins featuring ensuits. The tour includes all sightseeing, park fees, cruises, meals as specified, permits and accommodation. From $1930

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Broome Accommodation

Pinctada McAlpine House - Truly boutique

Captain Kennedy House - Gateway to Seclusion

A sense of Broome’s past lingers in this century-old former Master Pearler’s home. This award-winning boutique lodge blends a sense of time and space with a feeling of intimacy and an atmosphere of elegant serenity. Named one of the most romantic destinations in Australia, there are just eight guest rooms – each with their own style and outdoor escape. At Pinctada McAlpine House you’ll find original art, al fresco dining, an exotic bird aviary and warm hosts who truly understand personal service. Enquire about the Pinctada Seasonal Special.

Hidden from the world by lush gardens, this century old villa is your own private home in Broome. Enjoy it with family and friends or find total solitude to share with that one special person in your life. Once home to a Master Pearler, Captain Kennedy House blends old-world charm with relaxed elegance. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home features original art and a gourmet kitchen. The ambience and seclusion makes this the ideal place to dine under the stars or take a dip in your own private pool. Enquire about the Pinctada Seasonal Special.

From $1078

Pinctada Cable Beach Spa Resort

From $1296

Seashells Broome

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Located 300m from Cable Beach, Seashells Broome is a five-minute drive from the Broome airport and town center. Lush, tropical gardens surround a choice of one, two or three bedroom fully self-contained apartments and bungalows, each with kitchen and laundry, private balcony or verandah, free in-house movies, cable TV, DVD players, iPod docks, broadband internet, air-conditioning, plus a spa bath in the one bed apartments. Facilities include an outdoor heated/chilled pool, spa, paddling pool, playground, barbecues, resort shop, tour desk and free parking. PAY 4

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From $252

Oaks Broome

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Inspired by Pinctada maxima, the shell that nurtures the world’s most beautiful pearl, Pinctada Cable Beach is created to nurture you. This award-winning new 5-star spa resort offers an intimate environment that reflects the unique beauty, heritage and culture of Broome – the famous pearling town in the Kimberley landscape of northwest Australia. From the original art to the hand selected decor and customized Pinctada furniture, every detail reflects the palate and textures of the Kimberley, while generously sized guest rooms capture natural light and Indian Ocean breezes. Indulge your senses with a meal at award-winning SELENE Brasserie and rejuvenate your spirit at the world-class day spa featuring LI’TYA Spa Care from the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Pinctada Cable Beach epitomises the spirit of relaxation. Enquire about the Pinctada Seasonal Special. From $ 337

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

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Kununurra Accommodation & Touring

Pinctada Kimberley Grande

WESTERN AUSTRALIA El Questro Homestead & Wilderness Park

By day immerse yourself in the ancient landscape that is the Kimberley. By night soak up the classic outback hospitality of Pinctada Kimberley Grande. This 72-room homesteadstyle resort at Kununurra is the ideal base to discover the romantic grandeur of the untouched Kimberley region. Each graciously sized spa suite and guest room reflects the peace, space, colors and textures of the Kimberley landscape. The 25-meter swimming pool is available along with a fascinating art collection and a Kimberley-inspired menu. Enquire about the Pinctada Seasonal Special. From $195

Kununurra Country Club Resort

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El Questro Wilderness Park is a unique Australian holiday destination that showcases one of the world’s last unspoilt frontiers. A million acres in size, El Questro is located in Western Australia’s untamed Kimberley region, one of the last true frontiers.

Kununurra Country Club Resort is the ideal sanctuary from which to explore Australia’s northwest. This 4-star resort features newly refurbished, modern rooms set amongst lush tropical gardens – the perfect retreat after a long day exploring the Bungle Bungles and the Kimberley World Heritage area. All rooms are air-conditioned and include all modern comforts including, television, DVD player and complimentary in-house movies. Cool off in the swimming pool or at one of the three onsite bars. Indulge your tastebuds at the restaurant - the perfect escape experience. PAY 3

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Choose from three types of accommodation including the tented cabins at Emma Gorge Resort, riverside camping and air-conditioned bungalows at The Station or the exclusive and intimate El Questro Homestead. The homestead is an all inclusive luxury accommodation retreat that sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Escape from it all while enjoying the comforts of a small luxury hotel. Wherever you choose to stay, your experience of the Kimberley is one that will linger in your heart for a long after you depart.

From $ 350

From $243

13 Day Complete Kimberley

Operated by Kimberley

Wilderness Adventures

Begin your journey on the Gibb River Road. Experience the sheer cliffs and white sands of Windjana Gorge and wade through the cool waters of Tunnel Creek. Explore the tiered waterholes and pools of Bell Gorge and travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to discover the secluded Galvans Gorge and Barnett River Gorge. Ascend the Mitchell Plateau and view rare Wandjina and Gwion (Bradshaw) art galleries. Spend a full day discovering the majesty of the Mitchell Falls, a scenic helicopter flight is included.

From $ 6145

Cross into El Questro Wilderness Park – one million acres in the Kimberley wilderness.

Exclusive Wilderness Camp, Lodges and Hotels - Tour Code: GKC13

Hike into Emma Gorge and soak in the thermal pools at Zebedee Springs. See Lake Argyle and cruise on the mighty Ord River. Enter the Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park and hike into Echidna Chasm and Piccaninny Creek and test the acoustics at spectacular Cathedral Gorge. Visit Halls Creek and see the unusual China Wall then head to Fitzroy Crossing where you explore the bleached cliffs of Geikie Gorge aboard a unique cruise along the Fitzroy River. Return to Broome where your tour concludes. Price includes: 12 nights’ accommodation including 2 nights stays at APT’s exclusive Wilderness Lodges; Bell Gorge, Mitchell Falls and Bungle Bungle. 35 meals, all sightseeing, park fees, cruises and permits.

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Some of the country’s best beaches, a vibrant nightlife, bustling markets, inner city parks, outdoor dining and amazing marine adventures are found in Perth – Australia’s modern city. From towering forests to whale watching, fine food and wine, to world class surfing, the South West of Western Australia offers the most enriching travel experiences in Australia. A visit to one of the many fantastic breweries in the region will become a highlight of your travels.

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6 Day South West Splendor Self Drive

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

Day 1: Perth to Margaret River. Collect your car and head south to Bunbury. You are booked on the Dolphin Watch Eco Cruise that departs at 11.00am (please note driving down from Perth takes approx. 2 hours). The cruise ticket also includes admission to the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Continue on to Busselton, drive south to Margaret River. Day 2: Margaret River. Day at leisure to explore Margaret River. Day 3: Margaret River to Pemberton. Leave Margaret River and travel south on Caves Road. Stop at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse then make your way to Pemberton.

Denmark The town of Denmark is surrounded by hills and karri forests that sweep down to meet the sea. It spreads along the western bank of the lower Denmark River and the Wilson Inlet to Ocean Beach. Further scenic beauty is provided by the rugged coastline with its beaches and headlands.

Day 4: Pemberton to Albany. Make your way to Albany via Northcliffe and Walpole. Stop off at Northcliffe’s famous forest sculpture walk and visit the Giant Tingle Tree. Continue onto Albany. Day 5: Albany. Explore Albany by walking the Amity Trail and visit Whale World. Day 6: Albany to Perth. Depart for Perth today taking the Albany Highway. You may wish to visit the Stirling Range National Park – the only Alpine area in Western Australia. Another good stop on the way back to Perth is at Kodja Place in Kojonup. The centre provides an insight into rural life, as well as a history of Aboriginal life in the region.

Busselton Jetty With a length of one mile, The Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. Today it is a major landmark, and daily train rides are conducted along its length. A visit the Oceanarium to the ideal way to see the local marine life up close. WES ERN AUST WEST A RALI ALI LIA A

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Fremantle features the largest collection of heritage-listed buildings in Western Australia and is internationally recognized as the world’s best preserved example of 19th century port streetscape. Hop on the Fremantle Tram for a guided tour of the city’s best attractions.

Fremantle Brusselton Jetty

Margaret River Denmark From $ 809

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Perth Tours

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

City of Lights Dinner Cruise

Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise

Operated by Captain

Cook Cruises Perth

Full Day Cruise Incl Lunch

Enjoy a cruise upstream into the picturesque Swan Valley with onboard morning tea followed by cheese and biscuits with premium tastings of the ‘Wines of the Month’. Disembark at the prestigious Sandalford Winery to sample some of their excellent wines before cruising downstream to Waters Edge Estate. It is here that you will enjoy a delicious three-course lunch overlooking the Swan River and sample further wines in their underground cellar. Surprise entertainment is included on the journey home. From $161

Lunch and Tram Tour

Operated by Captain

Cook Cruises Perth

3 Hour Cruise Incl Dinner

Perth’s longest running dinner cruise offers the opportunity to see the impressive Perth ‘City of Lights’ skyline after sunset. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere whilst the attentive crew take care of all your needs. On arrival at your table, enjoy freshly baked breads and olive oil. The cold selection awaits featuring gourmet salads and mixed continental meats whilst the hot buffet offers tempting dishes such as freshly carved beef, barbecued chicken and a range of vegetarian dishes. Complete your dining experience with refreshing fresh fruit, wicked gateaux and coffee. Their own Waters Edge Estate wines are served throughout, together with local beers, soft drinks and cocktails. Live entertainment from the crew completes this delightful cruise. Music during your cruise is provided by the resident pianist or DJ. From $107

Operated by Captain

Cook Cruises Perth

Relax with tea or coffee on a morning scenic cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle as the Captain points out all the sights and history on route. Once in Fremantle, your Fremantle Tram drive will take you for a fascinating tour of the port city with commentary of all the highlights. Reboard your vessel an hour later and as you return to Perth to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, including Australian prawns, continental meats, salads and a selection of hot dishes. A fully licensed bar is onboard so you can enjoy premium wines as you cruise. From $ 87

Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers & Aboriginal Cultural Tour

Perth, Fremantle & Swan Valley Region

Operated by Pinnacle

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

Tour Code: WR

This one-day tour will take you to visit the unusual natural rock formation at Hippo’s Yawn as well as a Dog Cemetery, a tribute to Australian working sheep dogs. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at famous Wave Rock and join an Aboriginal cultural tour learning about dreamtime stories while discovering Aboriginal sacred sites including Gnamma Holes. You will take in intriguing rock formations including the Humps and finally Mulka’s Cave. Depending on the season, roadside stops allow a close up view some of the spectacular native wildflowers. From $225

Tours

Tours

Tour Code: PFSV

Highlights of this well-rounded tour include Kings Park Botanic Gardens, seeing Boab trees and viewing the Perth city skyline from the Tree Top Walkway. You’ll explore the historical port of Fremantle by the Swan River with a visit to Swan Valley, Australia’s oldest wine growing region. You’ll also stop at Margaret River Chocolate Company and enjoy the tastes of Sandalford Wines. Visit Caversham Wildlife Park, see koalas, kangaroos and an Australian farm show including sheep shearing and whip cracking. Free time is given in Perth to purchase lunch (at own expense). From $170

4WD Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Boarding Adventure

Operated by Pinnacle

Tour Code: LTT

Tour Code: P3

Explore the Pinnacles Desert, enjoy off road driving and sand boarding on huge white sand dunes, hand feed kangaroos, photograph koalas and view wildflowers. Highlights include Caversham Wildlife Park, driving over massive sand dunes, sand boarding, lunch at rock lobster fishing town of Cervantes, stops to view the wildflowers in season and a walk through the amazing limestone pillars of Pinnacles Desert. Tour not suitable for pregnant women, people with back problems and infants. From $225 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA 3 Day Margaret River & Tree top Walk

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

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5 Day Pinnacles, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia & Ningaloo Reef

Tour Code: 3MRT

A tour to two of the great icons of Australia’s South West. Towering old growth forests are combined with Margaret River wine, caves, coast and farming heritage. Day 1: Perth to Margaret River Wine Region. Highlights include Margaret River wine region, wine tasting, Yallingup Shearing shed, Busselton Jetty. (LD) Accommodation is at Abbey Beach Resort, Busselton or similar. Day 2: Margaret River Wine Region to Pemberton. Highlights include Mammoth Cave, Boranup Forest, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Gloucester Tree. (BLD) Accommodation is at Karri Valley Resort, or similar. Day 3: Pemberton to Tree Top Walk to Perth. Highlights include Beedelup Falls, Wilderness cruise along Nornalup Inlet and Tree Top Walk. (LD) Notes: Strong wind conditions may result in the closure of the Tree Top Walk and Wilderness cruise may not operate during winter. Alternative touring arrangements will be made. From $792

Western Australia Touring

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

Tour Code: 5DMM

Journey along the Western Australian outback coast to experience an encounter with the wild Dolphins of Monkey Mia, Ningaloo Reef, stunning red gorges of Kalbarri and mystical Pinnacles Desert. Highlights include: accommodation in World Heritage listed Shark Bay area, Shell Beach, the Stromatolites, a whole day at Coral Bay/Ningaloo Reef, glass bottom boat cruise, Kalbarri National Park, Hawk’s Head Lookout, Kalbarri coastal gorges and the Pinnacles Desert. This is a fully accommodated tour with private facilities throughout, luxury coach travel with expert commentary and bonus half-day ‘Perth & Fremantle City Explorer Tour’.

From $1146

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Hyatt Regency Perth

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Overlooking the picturesque Swan River and only minutes from the central business, entertainment and shopping district, Hyatt Regency Perth offers all the luxuries of a renowned 5-star hotel. With an elaborate new fit out of guestrooms, an innovative selection of dining facilities, including the award-winning Cafe Restaurant, plus excellent leisure facilities including a fitness center, 20-meter outdoor heated pool, sauna and floodlit tennis court, Hyatt Regency Perth is the ideal base for discovering the vibrant city of Perth.

Duxton Perth

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The Duxton Hotel offers its guests 5-star accommodation in the heart of the Perth CBD. With 306 well appointed rooms ranging from Deluxe Rooms to Club Rooms and Suites, there is an option to suit every individual’s needs. Club Rooms, located on the top two floors of the hotel, offers the discerning traveller luxurious accommodation with security key lift access. Complimentary continental breakfast and pre dinner drinks and canapés are served daily in the Club Lounge on the top floor, overlooking the picturesque Swan River.

From $264

Rendezvous Hotel Perth

From $ 318

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With 333 guest rooms this is the ultimate beachside hotel located at popular Scarborough Beach, just 15 minutes from downtown Perth and ideally situated for access to Hillary’s Harbor, Swan Valley, shopping and championship golf. Most rooms feature a private balcony with breathtaking ocean views. Facilities include heated outdoor swimming pool, children’s wading pool, two floodlit tennis courts, Vanilla face & body day spa, gym with a steam room, business center and high speed internet access.

Mantra on Hay

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Located on the eastern end of Hay Street, the newly refurbished Mantra on Hay offers home-away-from-home apartment living, appealing to a wide range of business and leisure travellers visiting this lively city. Some of the facilities that make this an attractive choice include a restaurant, cocktail bar and indoor rooftop pool and gym with views of Perth city. The stylish 153 hotel rooms and one, two and three bedroom apartments are well-appointed with lounge and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers, private balconies, laundry facilities and mini bar. From $258

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Travelodge Perth

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The 4-Star Travelodge Perth is centrally located in the heart of the city with convenient access to many great features that Perth has to offer including Perth Concert Hall, WACA Ground and shopping malls. The hotel features comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. The Travelodge Perth has recently undergone complete refurbishment of all guest rooms, which now have an intimate and stylish décor. The lobby, restaurant, and bar have also been refurbished making Travelodge Perth is the freshest hotel in town.

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

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Ideally located in the heart of Perth, Medina Executive Barrack Plaza has a convenient location whether you’re traveling for business or leisure. This contemporary apartment hotel is minutes from major shopping areas such as Murray Street Mall and is opposite Perth’s central railway station and a short stroll from the Barrack Street Ferry Terminal. Your hotel apartment features a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, Foxtel cable TV, broadband internet access and, in many apartments - stunning city views over Northbridge and the city.

From $233

Sullivans Hotel

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Medina Executive Barrack Plaza

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From $270

The Marque Hotel Perth

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

From $215

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From $168


WESTERN AUSTRALIA Seashells Mandurah

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Under an hour from Perth, Seashells Mandurah is on the absolute beachfront of Comet Bay and adjacent to the marina. With a choice of one, two or three bedroom apartments and luxurious beach villas, most enjoy breathtaking ocean or marina views. Each room features a kitchen, laundry, private balcony, bath spa, in-house movies, cable TV, iPod dock, broadband internet, reverse-cycle air-conditioning and a weekly housekeeping service. Facilities include a stunning outdoor heated pool, spa, barbecues, tennis court, conference facilities, tour desk and free secure parking. PAY 2

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A pristine paradise in the magnificent Margaret River Wine Region. This 5-star beachfront resort offers access to the glorious white sands and crystal clear waters of Bunker Bay and the dazzling Indian Ocean. Enjoy walking paths through the 35 acres of immaculately landscaped grounds and complementing native flora. The resort features 150 villas in contemporary Australian architectural style, and recreational facilities including a heated swimming pool, gymnasium, award-winning Other Side of the Moon restaurant and the Mii Spa Day Spa. From $261

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Situated directly opposite Scarborough Beach, these stylish two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments all offer views of the spectacular Indian Ocean. Accommodation includes a kitchen and laundry, private balcony or courtyard, free in-house movies, cable TV, DVD player, iPod dock, broadband internet, tea and coffee making facilities and a weekly housekeeping service. Facilities include an outdoor heated pools, sauna, barbecues and free secure parking. You’ll only be a short stroll to a number of beachfront restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and just 20 from Perth. GET 3

Quay West Resort Bunker Bay

From $216

Seashells Scarborough

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South West Accommodation

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Located in the Margaret River wine region, south of Perth only a short stroll to Yallingup Beach. The property offers a choice of studio spa rooms or one and two bedroom fully selfcontained apartments with kitchen and laundry. Features include private balconies with garden views, free in-house movies, cable TV, DVD players, iPod docks, broadband internet, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, weekly housekeeping service, plus a restaurant, bar, conference facilities, guest lounge with fireplace, barbecues, tour desk and free parking. PAY 2

From $ 311

The Sebel Mandurah

Seashells Yallingup

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The Sebel Mandurah is located 50 minutes south from Perth, offering panoramic views of the Mandurah Estuary at The Point Peninsula. Situated alongside the world class Mandurah Performing Arts Center, this superb hotel offers beautifully appointed guestrooms, most with private balconies. An array of excellent local cafés, restaurants and bars are within walking distance, with a cosmopolitan restaurant, bar and lively tavern located beneath the hotel. Facilities include a gymnasium, heated swimming pool, business center and meeting and conference facilities. From $165

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

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Award winning 4.5-star International Esplanade Hotel Fremantle is ideally located in the heart of the historic, port city of Fremantle only 20 minutes from the CBD and within easy walking access to galleries, cinemas, museums, markets, seven-day shopping and fashionable bars, restaurants and cafes. The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle comprises 300 well-appointed guest rooms, most with private balconies, bath and some with spa baths. In addition, the resort style recreation facilities include two restaurants, bar, two swimming pools, three outdoor spas, fitness center and sauna. PAY 4

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From $291

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Western Australia Coral Coast

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Manta Ray Adventure

Western Australia Coral Coast

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Beaches, exotic marine life, national reserves and the bluest ocean you’ll see in the world. Commencing at Cervantes, where you’ll find the unique rock formations of the Pinnacles, the Coral Coast and stretches as far north as Exmouth, home of the renowned Ningaloo Reef. The region offers amazing experiences and interactions with a variety of marine life, including meeting the dolphins of Monkey Mia, sea lions, manta rays, dugongs and humpback whales. Australia’s Coral Coast is one of the few places where you can swim with the world’s largest fish – the Whale Shark.

Operated by Coral

Bay Adventures

Available all Year

Manta Rays feed on plankton and krill. They inhabit areas near Coral Bay all year round. The largest Manta Rays found in the world have measured up to seven meters across their wingspan and have weighed approximately two tonne in weight. The average size of the Manta Rays encountered on our tours is 2-4 meters. Snorkel with these graceful, harmless creatures as they “dance through the water”. This half-day boat tour also takes you to some great snorkel sites, cruising the calm enclosed waters of the reef searching for turtles, dolphins or dugong. From $178

Whale Shark Adventure

Operated by Coral

Bay Adventures

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Available end of March to mid June

An incredible day snorkeling with the largest fish in the ocean, the mighty Whaleshark. The Ningaloo Reef is the only place in the world where the harmless Whalesharks, measuring up to 18 meters in length are known to visit on an annual basis, in large numbers, so close to the coast. This is a full day tour and incorporates cruising the waters of the Ningaloo Reef looking for turtles, dolphins, dugongs and you also have an opportunity to snorkel at some incredible snorkeling sites. Confident swimming and snorkeling skills are required. From $270

Novotel Ningaloo Resort Exmouth

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Exmouth is located 774 miles north of Perth. The Novotel Ningaloo Resort is located on Sunrise Beach and is a part of Exmouth’s new marina development. It is an excellent base for discovering the natural treasures of the North West Cape including Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Reef. Featuring a range of hotel rooms as well as one and two bedroom apartments the Novotel Ningaloo Resort Exmouth provides modern comfort, a unique feeling of spaciousness and contemporary decor for the leisure traveller.

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Ningaloo Reef Resort

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Whalesharks are just the beginning. Ningaloo Reef Resort’s absolute beachfront accommodation is the ideal place to unwind and experience Western Australia’s very own tropical playground – Ningaloo Reef in Coral Bay. The resort features a range of accommodation for all tastes, from motel-style rooms to apartments built around comfortable features to provide the ideal location for relaxation during your stay in Coral Bay. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, manicured lawns and gardens and barbecues – all less than 100 paces from Ningaloo Reef. From $260

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Bayview Coral Bay offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Ningaloo Reef. Located at the southern gateway of this unique marine environment, Bayview offers a variety of air-conditioned accommodation to suit any budget, including self-contained two and three bedroom villas, motel-style studio units, chalets, basic cabins and camping grounds. Relax by the pool or on the idyllic beach. Enjoy a boat tour or snorkel over the magnificent reef. So much to do, or simply sit back, relax and do nothing at all.

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Bayview Coral Bay

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Sal Salis is an exclusive wilderness camp hidden amongst the dunes on the edge of one of the most pristine reef systems in the world. Bringing ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ to Western Australia’s remote coral coast Sal Salis features just five safari tents, raised boardwalks, 100% solar power and rigorous water management to keep the camp’s ecological footprint at a minimal. Key creature comforts have been attended to do with supremely comfortable bedding, and great bush cuisine. Meals are prepared by the resident chef and accompanied by a selection of premium wines.

From $219

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

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

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From $108


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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

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5 Days Wine & Wilderness Self Drive

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

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

Day 1: Adelaide to Wilpena Pound. Start the day heading north along the Princes Highway past Port Pirie, turning just before you reach Port Augusta. Travel onto Quorn well known for its heritage steam train journeys to/from Port Augusta. Continue along and see the Aboriginal art of the Yourambulla Caves before arriving into Wilpena Pound situated in the centre of the Flinders Ranges National Park. In the afternoon take a 20 minute Scenic Flight, giving you the opportunity to get the best view of the region from the air! Day 2: Wilpena Pound. Today enjoy a half day 4WD tour, including either morning or afternoon tea. This tour will enable you to view one of the most extraordinary formations in the Flinders Ranges off the beaten track with expert guides to teach you about this fascinating region. Day 3: Wilpena Pound to Clare Valley. Depart Wilpena Pound this morning and travel south to Clare and the Clare Valley Wine Region. Visit the nearby heritage towns of Burra and Kapunda and don’t miss the oldest winery – the beautifully historic Sevenhill Cellars established by the Jesuits in 1851. Day 4: Clare Valley to Adelaide. Depart Clare Valley and travel south to Adelaide.

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

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

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Adelaide Touring & Accommodation

3 Day Flinders Barossa & Flinders Ranges Tour

SOUTH AUSTRALIA Barossa Valley Wine Tour

Operated by Banksia

Adventures

Tour Code: 4100

The Barossa Valley is Australia’s most important wine region. This picturesque valley, sprinkled with quaint towns and villages, is a feast for the eye as well as the pallet. Your day in the Barossa will be spent with an expert wine guide exploring a variety of wineries, large and small, so as to introduce you to the major wine styles of the region plus boutique local food produce and lovely countryside, which make this area so famous. From $ 392

A Night To Remember

Operated by Pinnacle

Tours

Tour Code: 3BVF

Touring in luxury through South Australia’s premium wine producing regions with wine tasting opportunities at world renowned wineries. Experience the Flinders Ranges packed with wildlife and incredible scenery with kangaroos and emus in abundance. You’ll view ancient rock art at Arkaroo Rock while your guide teaches you about the rich cultural heritage of the Flinders Ranges and the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Tour includes an experienced guide, accommodation at the Clare Country Club and Wilpena Pound Resort, all meals, winery tastings, entry fees and accommodation transfers. The Three-day Barossa & Flinders Ranges tour departs/returns to Adelaide and is the perfect short South Australian getaway.

Operated by Banksia

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This afternoon/evening tour introduces a new and extraordinary world. The Fleurieu Peninsula, within easy reach of Adelaide, provides one of the best opportunities to discover Australia’s nocturnal animals, including a Fairy Penguin Colony. Visits to the historic German settled town of Hahndorf, exclusive after hours access to Urimbirra Wildlife Sanctuary and the koala enclosure for up close photos and then top the evening off with a sumptuous meal at a seaside restaurant whilst recounting the afternoon’s activities. From $ 431

From $1290

Morning Dolphin Cruise & Swim

Operated by Temptation

Sailing

Half Day Cruise

The Morning Dolphin Cruise & Swim is an absolute must-do while visiting Australia. Dolphins are one of the earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures and Temptation offers you the once-in-a-lifetime encounter to swim with them – something that you will remember forever. Temptation is a 58-foot sailing catamaran that operates from Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg. Temptation has been operating the swims for over nine years and they still have a 100% success rate of seeing dolphins as the gulf is home to thousands of dolphins. From $159

Life’s A Beach

Operated by Banksia

Adventures

Tour Code: 4055

Tour Code: 4058

All over the world, Australia is known for its beaches and some of the best are in the region to the south of Adelaide. This region is known as the Fleurieu Peninsula and is rich not only with beaches and striking seascapes, but also with an abundance of native animals in their wild habitats. This adventure takes you from Adelaide, down the rugged southern coast, along adventurous 4WD terrain, through conservation parks teeming with wildlife and down to the shores of the Great Southern Ocean. From $ 424 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA InterContinental Adelaide

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InterContinental Adelaide is exclusively positioned on the River Torrens, adjacent to the Adelaide Convention Center, Casino and Festival Center. Their 367 spacious guest rooms and suites feature expansive views of Adelaide. Club InterContinental guest rooms are situated on higher floors and feature superior amenities and exclusive access to the Club Lounge. For dining, guests enjoy the modern award-winning Japanese cuisine in Shiki or the sumptuous buffet selections in Riverside. In the evening relax with a cocktail or light meal in the Atrium Lounge.

Adelaide Accommodation

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Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury

Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury is superbly located in Adelaide’s CBD, adjacent to the Town Hall. The former Treasury building overlooks Victoria Square and is just three blocks from Rundle Street Mall. The hotel is just minutes from the delights of Adelaide’s Central Market, perfect for sampling South Australia’s wonderfully fresh produce, or stroll up to Adelaide’s Botanic Garden on North Terrace. Opposite the hotel you can catch a tram that takes you to the beachside suburb of Glenelg.

From $282

Rendezvous Allegra Hotel - Clarion Collection

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Adelaide’s most desirable CBD hotel combines contemporary urban design with opulent European style. Located in the heart of the ‘city of churches’, gateway to the famed Barossa Valley, this upscale cosmopolitan hotel boasts an array of elegant rooms and exquisite suites that are within easy walking distance to the Adelaide Convention Center, Gouger Street restaurant precinct, North Terrace and Rundle Mall shopping strip. Facilities include a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, a restaurant and lounge bar.

The Sebel Playford Hotel Adelaide

From $242

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The Oaks Horizons is ideally situated in the heart of Adelaide opposite the convention center, Festival Center and Sky City Casino. The Rundle Mall shopping precinct is within walking distance. The Oaks Horizons Hotel Adelaide is one of the newest hotels on North Terrace. The 17-storey Oaks Horizons offers one and two bedroom contemporary and spacious apartments with full kitchen and laundry facilities including individual balconies. Guests have access to broadband internet, indoor heated lap pool, sauna, plunge pool, gym, steam room and a licensed cafe.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley

From $232

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

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Located in the heart of Adelaide, Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide is a beautiful, thoroughly restored neo-Georgian building. It offers the perfect location. Just a short stroll away from the vibrant Rundle Mall and Adelaide’s bustling entertainment district, this property provides a great base from which to explore this sophisticated city. After a day’s sightseeing escape to the hotel’s spa, sauna and pool for some well-earned rest and relaxation or for the more energetic there is a gym.

From $217

Oaks Plaza Pier

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This boutique 5-star hotel is set in Adelaide’s vibrant North Terrace, just steps from the Convention Center, City Casino and major tourist attractions. Blending contemporary style with character and elegance, this hotel features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, luxurious amenities, exquisite cuisine and first class facilities. The Sebel Playford Adelaide has been awarded ‘Best Deluxe Accommodation’ at the 2010 Australian Hotels Association Awards for South Australia and Winner of ‘Best Luxury Hotel Accommodation’ at the 2009 South Australian Tourism Awards.

From $206

Oaks Horizons

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Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

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Mercure Grosvenor Adelaide is located in the heart of Adelaide, opposite the Adelaide Casino and Convention Center and within close proximity to the entertainment district and sports venues. The Mercure Grosvenor is a historic 1920s Adelaide landmark. The hotel offers a wide variety of facilities and comforts yet it retains its nostalgic Australian charm. Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide boasts a variety of guest rooms and suites to cater for a range of budgets with rooms featuring contemporary décor that ensures a comfortable stay.

From $200

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Grand Chifley Adelaide

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Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

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Grand Chifley Adelaide is a hotel of superior quality, located opposite the South Terrace Parklands and just minutes to the central business district. The 4.5-star hotel offers contemporary design and comfort with all rooms featuring a personal balcony. Facilities include 24-hour reception, swimming pool, complimentary onsite parking, wireless broadband, and video on demand. Dining options include Zouk Restaurant, alfresco dining on the Fuchsia Deck and 24-hour in room dining. You will find the central position of Grand Chifley Adelaide perfect for your needs. From $196

BreakFree on Hindley

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Opened in April 2004, Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is an inner city hotel that oozes personality and charm. The award-winning 4.5-star hotel is perfectly located in Adelaide’s vibrant East End. An envied mix of elegance and contemporary design, the 120 spacious rooms are unique and luxurious throughout with modern interior design, king size beds, tasteful linen and opulent bathrooms. BreakFree on Hindley is an apartment hotel located in Adelaide’s thriving West End, an emerging arts district offering unique theaters, restaurants and entertainment. Guests enjoy accommodation in contemporary, spacious apartments. The 142 studio and twobedroom apartments feature lounge and dining areas, private balconies, fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. Wireless broadband, cable television and pay movies are available. The hotel has a restaurant, which also offers room service.

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

From $166

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From $226


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Aurora Ozone Hotel

Kangaroo Island

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

From $170

2 Day Kangaroo Island Wanderer - Fly / Fly

Operated by Exceptional

Kangaroo Island

Join a small group of like-minded travellers exploring Kangaroo Island with an exceptional local wildlife guide and participate in a conversation not a commentary. Travel in 4WD comfort and enjoy nature and hospitality in equal measure – good food, good wine and wildlife in the wild. Day 1: Fly to Kangaroo Island and meet your wildlife guide. Explore different habitats seeking out koalas, wallabies and kangaroos in the wild with morning tea en-route. Enjoy an elegant lunch in the bush and visit the Australian sea lions. Learn about the history and culture of the island before meeting your overnight hosts. Dinner, bed and breakfast are at one of the island’s finest accommodation houses.

Incl 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation & 2 days 4WD touring

Day 2: After breakfast travel to Flinders Chase National Park, which offers habitat for the rare Cape Barren goose, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, platypus and a myriad of bird species. Break for morning tea and visit Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and the fur seals before enjoying a picnic in the bush featuring the best of local produce. In the afternoon sample more of Kangaroo Island before returning to your accommodation for dinner, bed and breakfast. Day 3: After breakfast transfer to the airport to connect with your Adelaide flight.

From $ 3138 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Kangaroo Island

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge experience. Sensitively designed to float amongst the untouched coastal drama of Kangaroo Island’s South West coast and commanding spectacular ocean, beach and wilderness views, the celebrated world-class lodge offers a unique fusion of nature and luxury. The Great Room is the center of activity; guests plan the day ahead, enjoy exceptional Island-inspired dining in the restaurant, or a relaxed drink at the convivial open bar with an exclusively South Australian wine selection. The Restaurant menu honors the fine local ingredients with a sophisticated and simple cuisine menu that promotes the intense purity of flavours and creates a very special dining experience, unique to the island and to Southern Ocean Lodge. The 21 organic luxe suites feature bespoke furnishings, lavish sleeping areas, sunken lounge, glass-walled ensuite and outdoor terrace, each extending breathtaking views to the great Southern Ocean. Locally commissioned designer furnishings, recycled timbers, hand cut limestone walls and sandblasted floors complement a groundbreaking sustainable philosophy that promotes a very real sense of place.

Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience. A signature itinerary of guided island excursions is designed daily and included in the tariff, allowing guests to encounter abundant wildlife in a ‘zoo without fences’ and discover the island’s unique natural attractions. The Southern Ocean Lodge guide introduces sea lions at Seal Bay, guides an exploration of the vast wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park, and leads a journey through coastal flora along the limestone cliff tops. The secluded Southern Spa features signature treatments with Kangaroo Island botanicals to relax and rejuvenate. All inclusive rates, first name service and personalized itinerary combine to offer guests the ultimate Kangaroo Island experience. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxury.

From $2207 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


Kangaroo Island

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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1 Day Kangaroo Island Highlights

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Experience (1d/1n)

Operated by Sealink

Operated by Kangaroo

Discovers all the highlights of Kangaroo Island.

Arrive on Kangaroo Island and be met by your guide.

On arrival enjoy the scenic drive to the Seal Bay Conservation Park. Here you can walk on the beach among a colony of rare and wild Australian sea lions with a National Parks Ranger. Travel on to Vivonne Bay for a two-course lunch, followed by a spectacular freeflight display of Australian Birds of Prey. Spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park, renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas. The tour of the park will take you to the rugged southern coastline for a walk on Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch.

Begin by touring several island habitats, seeing wildlife in its natural environment. Head to Seal Bay and walk along the beach, home to a colony of rare Australian sea lions. Watch them bask on the beach and hear them interact with each other.

Your tour includes Adelaide CBD hotel transfers, return SeaLink coach and ferry travel to and from Kangaroo Island, expert commentary by local driver/guide, lunch and all park entrance fees. Flight options to and from Kangaroo Island are available. From $220

Enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine in your own exclusive and secluded bush location and then join a bushwalk or beach stroll, looking for native wildlife along the way. Later in the afternoon, watch as kangaroos and wallabies graze on the fields of the north coast and then check in to your choice of accommodation – Standard, First-Class or B&B Boutique. Depart Kangaroo Island the following morning after time to further explore your surrounds. From $ 546

1 Day Kangaroo Island Fly & 4WD

Operated by Banksia

Island Odysseys

Adventures

2 Day 1 Night Kangaroo Island Highlights

Tour Code: 4018

Operated by Kangaroo

Island Odysseys

Kangaroo Island is one of the world’s last unspoilt wilderness areas offering 279 miles of spectacular coastline. National and Conservation Parks, which make up one third of the island, are teaming with wildlife and surrounded by pristine beaches. It is famous for its seal, sea lion and penguin colonies.

Day one starts by departing Adelaide by air, arriving on Kangaroo Island by 10am. Meet your guide and then head out in search of wildlife. Take a beach walk at Seal Bay, home to Australian sea lions. Enjoy a picnic lunch with wine, before exploring the north coast. Tonight stay at your choice of accommodation – Standard, First-Class or B&B Boutique.

If you’’ve ever wanted to get close to nature, this is the place to do it. Your adventure begins with a 30-minute scenic flight from Adelaide to Kingscote.

Spend day two discovering the natural wonders of Flinders Chase National Park. See New Zealand fur seals. View Admirals Arch and wander amid the granite domes of the Remarkable Rocks. Later, explore the Rocky River region to see more wildlife. At Hanson Bay Sanctuary, search for koalas before visiting Kelly Hill Conservation Park.

Upon arrival, your professional 4WD guide will meet you for a day of spectacular exploration. See landscapes and seascapes ranging from thick bushland, dramatic cliffs, sand dunes and sheltered beaches.

From $1485

Your tour concludes in time for a 6.30pm flight to Adelaide.

From $ 913 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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The Louise

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

private gated courtyards. Soft contemporary furnishings, spacious ensuites with dual rain showers and spa tubs, espresso-makers and king beds with crisp linens complement each room. Additional features of some suites include outdoor showers, fireplaces, BOSE Wave CD player and iPod docking stations, and a second LCD TV in the ensuite. With professional, attentive and caring staff keen to share their excellent local knowledge, The Louise is your entrée to the authentic Barossa wine region experience. Just one hour from Adelaide, The Louise is the food, wine and luxury accommodation destination for discerning travellers to Australia’s most famous wine region.

The Louise has just 15 suites offering absolute luxury and inspired design and extensive private guest space with individual terraces overlooking the surrounding vineyards and From $ 527

Novotel Barossa

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Novotel Barossa Valley is the perfect destination for business or pleasure. The resort features 140 rooms, incorporating studio rooms and two-bedroom apartments, all featuring private balconies. The range of activities provides the option to relax, get active or indulge your senses. Onsite activities include the 18-hole Tanunda Pines Golf Club, outdoor heated pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, bike hire and more. Indulge in a spa treatment at Endota Day Spa or meet a local wine maker at the daily complimentary wine tasting.

Robe House

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

From $180

Chardonnay Lodge

An icon in the famous Coonawarra wine region for over 25 years, Chardonnay Lodge is the perfect place to indulge in superb food, wine and sights of the Limestone Coast region. Ideally situated midway between Adelaide and Melbourne, the lodge is the perfect stopover point for those traveling the Great Ocean Road. The spacious 39 units will comfortably accommodate couples, families or groups. A quality restaurant is onsite featuring local produce and Coonawarra wines.

From $225 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $193


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

South Australia Touring

3 / 4 Day Sealion and Outback Experience

Murray River Cruises

Operated by Gawler Ranges Wilderness

Operated by Captain

Tours

Incl 2 / 3 Nights Luxury Tents - Tour Code: 3SOE /4SOE

This is an outback wildlife tour developed over twenty years from customer experience. Accommodation is at Kangaluna, a luxury standing camp with private facilities. For three days, you will absorb the unpolluted sounds of nature, marvel at the intoxicating colors of the changing landscapes and soak up the brightness of the stars. This is outback Australia, diverse and colorful, from huge salt lakes and arid bush land to semi desert. The old volcanic landscape has stunning valleys, amazing rock forms and prolific wildlife to give it a special beauty. The experience includes, viewing of wombats, large populations of three types of kangaroos, emus and colorful birds. Spring displays a brilliance of wildflowers. Swimming with Australian sea lions and dolphins in a protected environment at Baird Bay complements the tour. From $ 3600

3 Day Flinders Ranges 4WD Discovery

Operated by Banksia

Adventures

3, 4 & 7 night cruises departing Mannum & Adelaide

There’s no better way to see the Murray River and a slice of the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic Australian outback, it’s unique flora and fauna, and the rich legacy of old riverside ports and indigenous culture up close than to drift unhurried aboard paddle-wheeler PS Murray Princess. You can hike around a boardwalk trail or join a guided nature walk. Take a small boat safari, visit a riverside village and enjoy all the fun of a riverside barbecue. Sample some of the local produce at the cellar door, or take a camera and catch some memorable scenes of the abundant birdlife. Extend your cruise with an optional full day tour of Australia’s richest and best-known wine making region, the Barossa Valley. Cruise includes all meals, onboard accommodation, entertainment and most tours as well as 1.5-hour scenic transfer from Adelaide. Cruise departs every Friday From $1672 and Monday.

Lincoln Odyssey

Tour Code: 4021

Day 1: Your adventure takes you into the wine regions of the Clare Valley. At Clare, you will visit one of the boutique wineries in this region. The lilac haze of the Flinders Ranges looms ever closer and you are now in the habitat of Australia’s famous wildlife. Wilpena Pound Resort is your destination, providing access to walking trails and excellent accommodation. Day 2: Travel through Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges. This region was once an ancient seabed and now has some of the most important early fossils known. Enjoy lunch at the historic Prairie Hotel with a chance to taste kangaroo and emu. After lunch you will proceed up to Blinman. Day 3: The journey takes you through the Moralana Scenic Drive. After lunch you make your way from Quorn, home of the Pichi Richi Steam Railway through the Pichi Richi Pass and Devils Peak. From $ 3691

Cook Cruises

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Operated by Southern

Blue Travel & Touring

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Tour Code: SBLO

The city of Port Lincoln is nestled on the edge of Australia’s largest natural harbor – the beautiful Boston Bay. Imagine awaking to witness the parade of fishing boats at sunrise from the comfort your plush king sized bed. The region is referred to as ‘Nature’s Playground’ for a reason. Port Lincoln boasts a combination of marine and terrestrial wildlife unlike anywhere else in the world. Lincoln Odyssey highlights the sights and experiences that the area has to offer. On land, you will find unique flora and abundant fauna such as kangaroos and koalas. In the waters surrounding Port Lincoln swim with the playful Australian sea lion and hand feed one of the fastest fish in the sea – the Southern Bluefin Tuna. From your private balcony, savour freshly shucked Coffin Bay Oysters whilst sipping a local award-winning chardonnay. Experience Port Lincoln – a place like From $1789 no other.

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Tasmania

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

TASMANIA

ITINERARY

6 Day Tasmanian Highlights Self Drive

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

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Day 1: Hobart. On arrival in Hobart collect your vehicle and then the rest of the day is at leisure to explore Hobart. Day 2: Hobart to Richmond. Travel across the Derwent River and head to Richmond. Day 3: Richmond to Freycinet National Park. Travel the east Coast today via Orford, on to Triabunna before arriving at Swansea. Visit the Bark Mill and East Coast Museum before continuing on to the Freycinet Peninsula and Freycinet National Park. Day 4: Freycinet National Park. Time at leisure today to explore Freycinet National Park.

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

Day 5: Freycinet National Park to Launceston. Travel north through Coles Bay and Bicheno. Then continue north to St Helens. Near Pyengana take a walk at St Columba Falls. Continue north to Scottsdale on the Tasman Highway and onto Launceston. Day 6: Launceston. Explore the city of Launceston and the surrounding Tamar Valley today.

Cradle Mountain Cradle Mountain is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area with walks available ranging from gentle nature rambles and day walks to the internationally famous Overland Track. Bennett’s wallabies, rufus wallabies and potoroos are just some of numerous specific of wildlife you will encounter at this famous peak.

Freycinet National Park Freycinet National Park is a special place where spectacular red granite peaks plunge deep into the ocean. The park itself has long been recognized and was proclaimed in 1916 as a flora and fauna reserve. Now it covers 27,000 acres and boasts a variety of interesting vegetation.

Launceston Cradle Mountain T TASMA N A Freycinet NIA Strahan TASM Hobart From $ 909

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TASMANIA

Hobart, Strahan, Tasmania Tours

Tasman Island Cruises, Port Arthur

The Hobart Paddle

Operated by Tasman

Operated by Freycinet

Island Cruises

Full Day Tour - FDT / 3 Hour Cruise - Tour Code: 3EC

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Adventures

Half Day Tour

Robert Pennicott’s Tasman Island Cruises operates three hour wilderness cruises out of Port Arthur, Southern Tasmania.

Step off the street and pick up a paddle! Get a different perspective of one of the world’s most beautiful harbor cities on the Hobart Paddle.

You will travel the extraordinary coastline of the Tasman National Park, home to the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. Experience a close encounter with Tasman Island and join in the search for the abundant wildlife including seals, migrating whales, dolphins and sea birds. Customers can drive themselves to Port Arthur for the 3 hour cruise, or take a Full Day Tour from Hobart including return bus transfers to Port Arthur, morning tea, the 3 Hour Cruise and lunch.

On this relaxed, two-hour tour you’ll experience a journey of fun, serenity and enjoy some of the best fish and chips you’ve ever tasted. Gliding across the waters of the Derwent Estuary, you’ll follow Hobart’s shoreline to explore historic Battery Point, vibrant Salamanca and the bustling docks of the city’s waterfront. Learn about Tasmania’s historic capital from your experienced guides as you weave among stately tall ships, working fishing boats, sleek yachts and modern cruisers.

Passengers may also include an optional visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site in their day tour. Tasman Island Cruises operates every day, all year round, except Christmas Day.

Work up an appetite in time to enjoy some of Hobart’s legendary fish and chips straight from a dockside fish punt – you won’t even have to leave your kayak. The Hobart Paddle is the perfect way to discover Hobart’s true maritime nature.

From $108

From $70

Bruny Island Cruises

Gordon River Cruise

Operated by Federal

Hotels

On this memorable half-day cruise from Strahan on the comfortable Lady Jane Franklin II, you’ll journey deep into Macquarie Harbor, marvel at the perfect reflections of the Gordon River, take a stroll into ancient rainforest to see 200-year-old Huon pines, cruise past a working fish farm and visit Sarah Island– the site of a feared penal colony to hear stories of convicts, seafarers and piners. Departing daily, lunch and all-day tea and coffee are included. For real indulgence, choose the Captain’s Premier Upperdeck with complimentary premium Tasmanian wines and beers. From $ 98

The Freycinet Paddle

Operated by Bruny

Island Cruises

Full Day Tour - FDT / 3 Hour Cruise - Tour Code: 3EC

Robert Pennicott’s Bruny Island Cruises operates a multi-award winning Three-hour Wilderness Cruise along the coast of Bruny Island, Southern Tasmania. Cruise alongside towering sea cliffs, drift up close and listen to the awesome Breathing Rock, creep into sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and the Monument and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. Join in the search for abundant wildlife such as seals, dolphins, whales and sea birds. The custom-built yellow boats are ideal for eco-cruising, with covered open-air tiered seating for an excellent all-round view. You have the choice of driving yourself to Bruny Island for the cruise, or taking a Full Day Tour from Hobart that includes a return guided bus tour to Bruny Island, morning tea, lunch and the Three Hour Cruise. Tours operate all year round. From $108

Operated by Freycinet

Adventures

This relaxed, guided sea kayak tour is the ultimate way to experience Freycinet National Park and has been recognized at number four of ‘Things to Try Before You Die’ in Australia (Channel 9). The contrasts are stunning – soaring pink granite mountains, pristine sandy beaches and blue waters so clear you feel you can touch the marine life below. This award-winning tour enables you to experience this breathtaking coastline and rich wildlife ‘up-close and personal’. This tour is suitable for all ages and no experience necessary. From $103

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Hobart, Strahan, Tasmania Tours

Icons of Tasmania 4, 6 and 7 days

TASMANIA West Coast Wilderness Railway

Operated by Federal

Hotels

Ride a steam train back into history, more than 100 years, to when pioneers forged a rail link between the mining town of Queenstown and the port of Strahan. One of the world’s great railway journeys – authentically recreated with its many timber trestle bridges and the unique Abt rack and pinion system for the steep grades – the West Coast Wilderness Railway meanders through ancient wilderness, crossing the wild King River before climbing through sheer-sided rainforest gorges on its 21 mile journey. Lunch and interpretive guiding enhance your experience. From $109

Piners and Miners

Operated by Premier

Travel Tasmania

High Quality Touring Products - Tour Code: SK12FF

The Icons of Tasmania are guided private small group tours of exceptional quality. These tours are designed for the mature traveller looking for a superbly interpreted and personalized experience. The tours present a well-selected range of Tasmania’s iconic locations such as Tasmania’s wild West Coast (seven day tour), the famous Cradle Mountain (six and seven day tours), the renowned beauty of Wineglass Bay, the colonial heritage of Port Arthur, the tall trees of the Tasmanian rainforest, the unique Tasmanian Devil, Hobart’s Salamanca Market, and Tasmania’s fresh produce and cool climate wines. The Icons of Tasmania are available in three options: seven day/six night round trip of Tasmania, six day/five night Launceston to Hobart tour, or four day/three night Launceston to Hobart tour. Private departures available all year round. From $ 3500

Operated by Federal

Hotels

Piners and Miners takes visitors into one of the most remote and undiscovered parts of the world, uncovering a century-old story of Tasmanian triumph and tragedy. Traveling by Hi-Rail, a hybrid rail car and 4WD, Piners and Miners highlights the West Coast’s natural and historic beauty including the temperate rainforests of the World Heritage area and the long history of mining and harvesting of Huon pine. The day includes a riverside walk to the ghost port of East Pillinger, a gourmet harborside barbecue lunch and a return cruise to Strahan. From $ 394

10 Day Grand Tasman Tour

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

Incl 9 Nights Accommodation - Tour Code: TXT10

Enjoy great scenery, cultural experiences, World Heritage areas, quality food and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price on this 10 Day tour. See the beautiful coastline of Freycinet National Park and the eerie convict ruins of Port Arthur before arriving in Hobart. Sample cheeses at Ashgrove, Explore Mt Field National Park, with picturesque Russell Falls, as well as the World Heritage-listed landscapes of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair. A Gordon River cruise and Tamar River cruise are also included on this excellent tour. Settle in and let the highlights come to you, and relax knowing that your Dedicated Tour Director and Driver will take care of everything for you throughout your holiday!

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TASMANIA Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

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

Hobart Accommodation

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Wrest Point Hotel

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A spectacular location on the sparkling River Derwent, first-class accommodation, fine dining, a range of entertainment and million dollar views from the window of every room – Wrest Point is the perfect choice for a memorable stay in Hobart, Tasmania’s harborside capital city. Wrest Point’s variety of accommodation includes superbly appointed 4 to 5-star rooms and suites in the famous Tower, with spectacular sweeping views of Hobart. Other options include stylish 4-star Water Edge rooms, with large picture windows overlooking the Derwent River.

From $225

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

From $175

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The Henry Jones is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. With an ingenious mix of contemporary design elements, traditional building structures and artworks throughout, the award-winning architecturally designed hotel is in itself a work of art. Standing in the historic position where Hobart was first settled 200 years ago, a row of historic 1820’s warehouses and a former IXL jam factory have been sensitively transformed into an enthralling and luxurious, first class experience on the edge of Hobart’s waterfront.

From $ 356

Rydges Hobart

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Located just one mile from Hobart’s city center, Rydges captures the essence of historic Hobart. The heritage-listed main building houses Brickfield’s restaurant and the Manor Bar and enjoys views of the city and the Derwent River. The hotel is easily accessible to nearby North Hobart cafe and restaurant strip and all major attractions. A quiet neighbourhood and Rydges signature Dream Beds ensure a perfectly peaceful night’s sleep. Complimentary parking and 11am checkout are included.

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Launceston Accommodation

The Sebel Launceston

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The Sebel Launceston offers self-contained one and two bedroom suites, private balconies, separate bedroom and bathroom. Many suites feature spa baths, kitchen and laundry facilities. The in-house Market Square Restaurant & Bar showcases quality produce from Tasmania’s premier growers, producers and vineyards. Showcasing natural Tasmanian stone and timbers throughout the interior and locally commissioned art, the Launceston hotel offers charming, contemporary accommodation and unrivalled service in one of Australia’s oldest and most picturesque cities. From $259

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston is the city’s premier hotel offering superior accommodation right in the heart of the city. Featuring 165 rooms and a popular restaurant and bar, Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston is the ideal base for business and leisure travellers. With eight retail stores within the hotel including a car rental desk, Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers all the services you would expect of a superior hotel only a short stroll from the main shopping precinct, public gardens and other city features.

Country Club Tasmania

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A true country retreat – just a few minutes from Tasmania’s northern city, Launceston, Country Club Tasmania offers 4 to 5-star manor suites, deluxe rooms and self-contained villas at nearby Country Club Villas. Choose from five restaurants, four bars and live entertainment. Dining options include the award-winning Terrace restaurant where you can sample exquisite regional delights. Or enjoy casual dining with an alfresco touch at the Links Restaurant. Country Club activities include golf on the championship 18-hole golf course, pool and trail horse riding.

From $218

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From $164


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Tasmania Accommodation

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Ormiston House

Cradle Mountain Chateau

Warm and inviting, Ormiston House is located in Strahan, 4.5 hours north west of Hobart on the edge of the World Heritage area and departure point for the Gordon River cruises. Surrounded by gracious 100-year-old trees and landscaped gardens, this boutique property is one of Tasmania’s most magnificent stately homes. Lovingly restored and finished with first class fittings, antiques and today’s comforts, Ormiston House features beautiful ground floor ensuited bedrooms, each with its own individual character and decor. Explore the museum and relax in the lounge bar.

On the fringe of the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain Chateau is the perfect base to explore the ice-carved mountain scenery of Tasmania’s wilderness World Heritage area. The Chateau’s 60 beautifully appointed rooms and suites range from a comfortable deluxe room with a queen and single bed, to a split-level king spa room with a sunken lounge, king-size bed and lavish bathroom spa. The Chateau is also home to The Wilderness Gallery, which showcases ten rooms of the world’s finest nature photography.

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Cradle Mountain Lodge

Freycinet Lodge

Uniquely set within Freycinet National Park with a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring the world famous Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. The environmentally friendly one and two-room cabins are sensitively sited in coastal bushland on the shores of Great Oyster Bay. With two restaurants and a lounge bar, you can enjoy the freshest regional produce and fine wines while taking in breathtaking sunsets. Venture out to discover a land of sea, sand and sky and enjoy the many activities available. From $284

Strahan Village

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

Set on the Shores of Macquarie Harbor on Tasmania’s historic and spectacular West Coast, Strahan Village is the gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area and the perfect base for exploration and adventure. With a setting right on the waterfront, the 4 to 4.5-star individual cottages and terraces at Strahan Village take you back to a time when the wild west was inhabited by miners, piners, fishermen and their families. The 4-star rooms and suites of the Hilltop have sweeping views over the water and magnificent sunset views from their private decks.

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

From $134

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Welcome to New Zealand

New Zealand’s beautiful landscape includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests. New Zealand has a population of only 4 million, making it one of the world’s least crowded countries. It’s a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as a playground for thrill seekers, skiers and adventurers. A temperate climate with relatively small seasonal variation makes it an ideal yearround holiday destination.

NEW ZEALAND

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

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

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

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

South Island The incredible South Island offers everything from glacier climbing to whale watching. The compact island, presents dramatic scenery changes from lush green meadows, best viewed by hot-air balloon, remote trekking through challenging alpine and fiords, and the pleasure of discovery some of the most flavorsome white wines in the world.

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

International Boundaries Highways Primary Roads

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Welcome to New Zealand

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

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Queenstown

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

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New Zealand – Distance by land (miles) North Island Auckland

Hamilton

Napier

New Plymouth

Paihia

Palmerston Nth

Rotorua

Taupo

Wellington

408

330

200

220

557

90

252

191

Taupo

173

95

88

183

321

160

49

Rotorua

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66

139

185

294

210

Palmerston North

333

255

110

145

482

Paihia

149

228

410

370

New Plymouth

221

143

256

Napier

262

183

Hamilton

78

Paihia

South Island

Bay of Islands Christchurch

Dunedin

Invercargil

Nelson

Picton

Queenstown

302

174

117

528

520

70

Picton

217

441

576

Nelson

259

496

631

Invercargil

359

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Dunedin

224

Whangarei

North Island

Auckland

Coromandel

Hamilton

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Dunedin

New Plymouth

Rotorua Taupo

Tauranga Gisborne

Nelson Blenheim

Palmerston North Picton

Wellington

Kaikoura

Christchurch

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Rail Journeys and Ferry Crossing

NORTH ISLAND

The TranzAlpine

Operated by Tranz

Scenic Rail

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

An open air viewing carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favorite spots. The trip is 139 miles long and takes just four and a half hours. There are 16 tunnels, and 5 viaducts. Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or a longer trip, tour New Zealand’s South Island from one coast to the other by train and relax while rediscovering the uniqueness of train travel.

From $104

The Overlander

Operated by Tranz

The TranzCoastal – Picton to Christchurch

Scenic Rail

The Overlander is a journey through the heart of the North Island, traveling between Auckland – New Zealand’s largest city and the home of the Sky Tower – and Wellington, New Zealand’s arts and culture capital. Along the way you pass the Central North Island ski towns of National Park and Okahune. You also see fantastic views of New Zealand farmland, the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the world famous Raurimu Spiral and the stunning river gorges – all from your panoramic window or from the open air viewing decks. From $114

Interislander – North Island to South Island

Operated by Tranz

Scenic Rail

Gateway to South Island adventure

The TranzCoastal train journey travels between the delightful port of Picton and Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. This journey is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Operated by Interislander

Interislander is the New Zealand ferry service that crosses the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The 57 mile, three-hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourist experiences, and one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. Interislander operates three ships to carry both passengers and their vehicles: Arahura, Aratere and Kaitaki. Your trip across the Cook Strait will be both enjoyable and unforgettable. From $ 67

Along the way you pass though the village of Kaikoura, where, if you’re touring New Zealand, you can break your journey to take in the whale watching or dare to get closer and swim with the dolphins. Travel through some of New Zealand’s finest horticultural and farmland areas, and see amazing wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins from the comfort of your train carriage. One of the world’s most scenic train journeys, the TranzCoastal travels through 22 tunnels and crosses 175 bridges. As on the TranzAlpine, the TranzCoastal includes an open air viewing carriage where all your senses are awakened with the clean, fresh, sea air. The TranzCoastal departs Christchurch and Picton daily. From $105

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Small Group Touring

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18 Day Pacific Escapade

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NEW COLLECTI Luxury small private tou

Operated by

The Great NZ Travel Company



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18 days Auckland to Christchurch

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

all forms and is gateway to the magnificent Sounds of the Fiordland National Park. Stay: Heritage Queenstown Hotel (4 nights) Day 16 Arrowtown, Mt Cook National Park Visit Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Stroll through this historic village before traveling to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 173,000 acres of breathtaking alpine scenery. Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Day 17 Tasman Glacier, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch This morning, an experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Get up close to touch & taste 400-year old icebergs. Stop at beautiful Lake Tekapo and view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before crossing the vast Canterbury Plains to the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch. Stay: Heritage Christchurch Hotel Day 18 Depart Christchurch Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight.

Tour Highlights • Maximum group size of 16 guests • 17 nights superior hotel accommodation • Accompanied throughout by professional, experienced Tour Host • Full breakfasts daily, 1 lunch & 2 dinners • Travel by purpose-built, modern, air-conditioned midi-coaches • Sightseeing activities & inclusions as stated in the itinerary • Complimentary limousine airport transfers

2011-12 departure dates: Day 10 Kaikoura Coast, Christchurch Travel through Blenheim to Kaikoura, the world-renowned whale-watching center of New Zealand. Later, continue south to the “Garden City” of Christchurch, regarded as the most English of New Zealand cities. Stay: Heritage Christchurch Hotel Day 11 Spectacular Tranz Alpine Train, Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers Board the TranzAlpine for a rail adventure rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. At Arthur’s Pass, rejoin your coach & make your way along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. Stay: Te Weheka Inn

2011: Jan 02, 09, 16, 23; Feb 02, 06, 09, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27; Mar 06, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27; Apr 03, 10, 17, 24; May 15; Jun 12; Jul 10; Aug 07, 21; Oct 16, 23, 30; Nov 06, 13, 20, 27; Dec 04, 11, 18 2012: Jan 01, 08, 11, 15, 22, 29; Feb 01, 05, 08, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26; Mar 04, 11, 14, 18, 25; Apr 01, 08, 15, 22

Days 12 - 15 Haast, Wanaka, Queenstown View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park and Haast Pass. On to Queenstown, a beautiful alpine village regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Enjoy three full days to experience this magnificent resort. Queenstown boasts adventure and leisure activities in From $ 6300 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Independent Travel

NORTH ISLAND

12/14 Days NZ Experience

Operated by Independent

Travel

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your accommodation. Stay 1 night in Auckland Day 2: Auckland / Waitomo / Rotorua. Travel south to the Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms, lunch included. Continue on to Rotorua. In the evening, enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. Stay 2 nights Rotorua Day 3: Rotorua. Experience Rotorua’s best with a visit to Te Puia, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome Farm Show. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Day 4: Rotorua / Wellington. (Flight not included) You will be transferred to Rotura airport to meet your flight to Wellington. On arrival into Wellington you will be taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at leisure. Stay 1 night in Wellington Day 5: Wellington / Christchurch. Cross the Cook Strait by ferry, to the Marlborough Sound and Picton. Board the TranzCoastal train to Christchurch, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay 2 nights in Christchurch Day 6: Christchurch. A day at leisure in the ‘Garden City’

Day 8: Dunedin / Taieri Gorge / Queenstown. This morning is at your leisure for optional sightseeing. Board the Taieri Gorge train, experience views on your journey to Pukerangi , continue to Queenstown. Stay 3 nights Queenstown. Day 9: Queenstown / Milford Sound / Queenstown. Travel along Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. From the Homer Tunnel emerge into the Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound Cruise. Return to Queenstown. Day 10: Queenstown. A free day to enjoy the many activities on offer - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Day 11: Queenstown / Glaciers. Travel to Cromwell and on through the Southern Lakes district to the Haast Pass. Travel north towards the glaciers. Stay 1 night in Fox or Franz Josef Glacier townships. Day 12: Glaciers / Christchurch. Travel north past Hokitika, to Christchurch. Board the TranzAlpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains. Arrive Christchurch early evening.

Day 7: Christchurch / Dunedin. Travel across the Canterbury Plains, through the coastal towns of Timaru & Oamaru before arriving in the Dunedin. Stay 1 night Dunedin.

From $ 2943

9 Day Majesty of New Zealand

Operated by Independent

Travel

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Arrive in Auckland where you will be transferred to your accommodation. Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 6: Christchurch / Glaciers. Travel north towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice. Stay 2 nights in Franz Josef of Fox Glaciers.

Day 2: Auckland / Waitomo / Rotorua. Travel to the Waitomo Caves where you will enjoy lunch before a guided tour of the famous Glowworm Grotto and an underground boat ride. Continue on via Lake Karapiro to arrive in Rotorua. Tonight enjoy a unique Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

Day 7: Glaciers. This morning enjoy a relaxing Glacier Valley Walk. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 3: Rotorua. This morning experience the many varied sights that Rotorua has to offer. Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve before traveling to Rainbow Springs and Agrodome Farm Show. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Day 8: Glaciers / Wanaka. Continue south before arriving at Wanaka in the early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Wanaka Day 9: Wanaka / Queenstown. Your morning is free for you to enjoy Wanaka. This afternoon continue through the rugged Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown.

Day 4: Rotorua / Wellington. Continue south to Wairakei, then to Taupo. Cross Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongarriro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Continue across Manawatu and along the Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Stay 1 night in Wellington. Day 5: Wellington / Picton / Christchurch. Cross Cook Strait by ferry, to the Marlborough Sounds and Picton. The Tranzcoastal train skims the spectacular coastline between the Kaikoura Rainges and the Pacific. Continue through North Canterbury to Christchurch. Stay 1 night in Christchurch.

From $1567 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Independent Travel

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21 Day New Zealand Wanderer Operated by Independent

Travel

Day l: Arrive Auckland. On arrival you will collect your rental car and transfer to your accommodation. 1 night stay in Auckland Day 2: Auckland / Bay of Islands. Travel North to the Bay of Islands, a comfortable 3 and a half hour drive. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the many activities of the area. 3 night stay in Paihia Day 3 & 4: Paihia / Cape Reinga / Paihia. Today, either continue to enjoy the local sights or leave the car at your accommodation and enjoy the journey to Cape Reinga. Drive along the mighty Ninety Mile beach, here you can ride the sand sledges. At Cape Reinga wander out to the lighthouse where spectacular views of the two oceans - Pacific Ocean & Tasman Sea meet.

Day 12: Nelson. An hours’ drive (or a local bus transfer) brings you to the Abel Tasman National Park where guided walks, water taxi services and or marine tours including kayaking are offered. Return to Nelson. Day 13: Nelson / Greymouth. SH 6 leads South towards Murchison and onwards to Westport. After departing Westport the road turns towards the coast continuing on to the Punakaiki. Make a lunch stop then continue on to Greymouth. 1 night Greymouth. Day 14: Greymouth / Glaciers. Passing by Hokitika and Harihari this morning, aim to arrive into Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers this afternoon. 1 night Fox or Franz Josef Glacer. Day 15: Glaciers / Queenstown. Travel through Haast, Lake Wanaka and traverse the Kawarau Gorge before arriving into Queenstown. 2 nights Queenstown.

Day 5: Paihia / Coromandel. Take the alternative route south to Omapere. The highlight will be your meeting with the “Lord of the Forest” Tane Mahuta. Travel to Matakohe’s kauri museum. From Auckland cross the Hauraki Plains to the Coromandel Peninsula. Stay 2 nights at Coromandel.

Day 16: Queenstown. Today is free to enjoy the many leisure pursuits.

Day 6: Coromandel. Spend a day exploring the Coromandel and the hidden attractions of a region full of history and natures gems

Day 18: Te Anau / Dunedin. Cross the Waimea Plains to Gore. Dunedin for 2 nights.

Day 7: Coromandel / Rotorua. The journey to Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty will take you past historic Waihi. Then it is on to Rotorua.

Day 20: Dunedin / Mt Cook Region. Drive north to Moeraki Boulders. At Oamaru turn inland. The road to Mt Cook - Aoraki hugs the edge of Lake Pukaki. Overnight at Mt Cook.

Day 8: Rotorua. Today enjoy many activities including a half day thermal tour, visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome Sheep show and Lake Rotorua. This afternoon is at leisure. This evening perhaps enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and concert.

Day 21: Mt Cook Region / Christchurch. The road to Lake Tekapo takes you down to Lake Pukaki. The Church of the Good Shepherd and the sheepdog statue are great photo opportunities. From Tekapo take the scenic route through Fairlie and Geraldine, before passing Methven to Christchurch.

Day 9: Rotorua / Tongaririo. Drive south through Wairakei, to Taupo. Cross the volcanic plateau past the cones of Tongariro, Ngaruahoe and Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park. 1 night stay at Tongariro National Park.

Day 17: Queenstown / Te Anau. Travel from Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then on to Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. Return to Te Anu for 1 night. Day 19: Dunedin. Your day is free to explore the city.

Day 10: Tongariro / Wellington. Cross the Manawatu plains then along the rugged Kapiti coastline. Stay 1 night in Wellington. Day 11: Wellington to Nelson. Return rental to the depot, depart Wellington for Picton on the inter-island ferry. Upon arrival in Picton collect your South Island rental. Continue west to Nelson. 2 nights Nelson.

From $ 3169

Spaceships - New Zealand

Operated by Spaceships

New Zealand

Spaceships are award-winning, uniquely designed vehicles that are like a good car to drive with more useful features than a campervan. They contain all the essential traveling equipment including a cooker, chiller/fridge, full size double bed (use your bed fully inside the vehicle or it can be extended out the back with a waterproof awning for 30% more space and ventilation), water supply, seatbelt seating for three or four and a great stereo with CD/MP3/DVD (and unlimited DVDs).

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

Choose from the original Alpha Spaceship, the Alpha 4-berth – which comes with a rooftop pod to sleep an extra two people – or the new generation Spaceship, the Beta. The Beta is a newer model vehicle and comes with a bigger DVD screen, bigger fridge/ freezer, new design back awning and a side awning. From $ 49 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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North Island Touring

NORTH ISLAND

9 Day Great Northerner

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

9 Days • Premier Touring • Bay of Islands • Auckland • Rotorua • Wellington - Tour Code: NCW09

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Visit the Auckland museum, explore Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, or cruise aboard the ‘Pride of Auckland’. Stay at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland. Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands (B,D). Travel along the Hibiscus Coast to Matakohe’s Kauri Museum. Then continue via the Waipoua Forest Reserve to Bay of Islands. Stay at Copthorne Wait.

tour of the caves. Continue to Rotorua and enjoy a Maori hangi feast. Stay at Heritage Hotel. Day 6. Rotorua (B,D). Today you choose from the Te Puia thermal reserve and the Agrodome sheep show or relax at the Polynesian Spa for a spa treatment, a half day eco-thermal tour or a tour of the Rotorua Museum.

Day 3. Bay of Islands (B). Take a day trip to Cape Reinga, sailing on a unique tall ship or a dolphin watching adventure.

Day 7: Rotorua, Wellington (BD). On the way to Wellington, view Wairakei Steam Valley, Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, then travel through Tongariro National Park. Stay at Duxton Hotel, Wellington.

Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland (B,D). This morning explore the Bay of Islands on a catamaran cruise. Returning to Paihia, your coach will then take you to Auckland.

Day 8: Wellington (B). Choose a sightseeing tour of Wellington including parliament house and Old St Paul’s Cathedral or perhaps the Lord of the Rings Tour.

From $ 2670

Day 5: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua (B,D). Head to Waitomo for a guided

6 Day Islands & Thermal Country

Operated by Independent

Travel

Day 9: Wellington (B). Morning of leisure before airport transfer.

6 Day North Island Wine Escape

Tour Code: NZYW-04

Operated by Independent

Travel

Tour Code: UBTCD

Highlights: • Transport – either self drive or seat in coach • Five nights accommodation • Airport transfer on arrival • Waitangi Treaty Grounds • Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise • Cape Reinga Day Tour including 90 miles Beach and lunch • Maori Hangi & Concert • Te Puia Geothermal Experience • Rainbow Springs • Waitomo Glowworm Caves including lunch

Highlights: • Transport – either self drive or seat in coach • 6 Nights Accommodation • Transfer on arrival • New Zealand Wine Experience, Napier • Estate Wine Tour, Hawkes Bay • Wairapa Full Day Wine Tasting, Wellington • Waitomo Glowworm Caves including lunch • Maori Hangi and Concert • Te Puia Geothermal Experience • Rainbow Springs

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation. Today is yours for optional activities. Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Upon arriving in Auckland you will be transferred to your accommodation. Today is yours for optional activities. Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 2: Auckland / Pahia. Cross the Auckland Harbor Bridge and travel north to the Bay of Islands. Arrive in Paihia and enjoy a guided visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Enjoy the rest of day at leisure. Stay 2 nights Paihia.

Day 2: Auckland / Waitomo / Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo for a unique underground glowworm tour. Continue on to Rotorua. Tonight enjoy a Maori hangi (feast) and concert. Stay 1 night in Rotorua.

Day 3: Paihia / Cape Reinga / Paihia. A full day coach tour to Cape Reinga, via Puketi Forest. Zoom along Ninety Mile Beach. Day 4: Paihia / Auckland / Rotorua. Return to Auckland and then travel to Rotorua. Tonight attend a Maori hangi (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in Rotorua

Day 3: Rotorua / Taupo / Napier. Today enjoy many activities including a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome Sheep show and Lake Rotorua. Travel to Taupo continuing onto Napier. Tonight enjoy the New Zealand wine experience. Stay 2 nights in Napier.

Day 5: Rotorua. This morning see the Te Puia thermal area, Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome. Your afternoon is free for optional activities.

Day 4: Napier. Today you will be taken on an afternoon tour of 3-4 local wineries with tastings of world famous local wines and cheeses.

Day 6: Rotorua / Waitomo / Auckland. Travel to Waitomo for a tour of limestone caves and cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north via Hamilton and follow the Waikato River to Auckland once more.

Day 5: Napier / Wellington. Journey from Napier to Wellington. Stay 2 nights Wellington.

From $1239

Day 6: Wellington. Enjoy specialist knowledge of some of Wairarapa’s leading wine makers and experience a day of tastings in Martinborough. From $1749

Day 7: Depart Wellington. Your tour concludes in Wellington, or ask us about extending your stay.

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


NORTH ISLAND

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

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Auckland City Package

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

Day 1: Upon arrival in Auckland, shuttle transfer to your chosen hotel. Day 2: Visit Auckland’s oldest park, the Auckland Domain and explore Parnell’s boutiques, cafes and antique shops. Take in the panoramic views over Auckland from Mt Eden, and travel over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge, past the Viaduct and along Tamaki Drive for stunning waterfront views. Day 3: Either a day at leisure or join the Sail NZ for a sail on Waitemata Harbour.

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

Day 4: Choose to extend your stay or your driver will meet you at your hotel today for shuttle coach transfer to the airport.

Northland

Auckland Coromandel

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

Rotorua Lake Taupo

Wellington From $ 349 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Auckland Tours

NORTH ISLAND

Auckland City Sights

Operated by Great

Sights

Auckland All Inclusive Full Day Tour

Half Day - Tour Code: GS1

Operated by TIME

Unlimited Tours

Learn about the city’s history and discover the spectacular scenery on this introductory half-day tour of Auckland. You’ll visit Auckland’s oldest park, the Auckland Domain and explore Parnell, a historical village transformed into boutiques, cafes and antique shops. Take in the panoramic views over Auckland from Mt Eden, then travel over Auckland’s Harbor Bridge, past the Viaduct and along Tamaki Drive for stunning waterfront views. Extend your morning sightseeing with optional extras including Kelly Tarlton’s and the Auckland Museum with a Maori Cultural performance. From $ 61

Experience the very best of Auckland with global tourism award winner TIME Unlimited Tours. Be amazed by Auckland’s many volcanoes, the marine village of Devonport and the famous black-sand beaches on the West Coast. See spectacular ocean vistas, dramatic views from the top of several volcanoes, lush green parkland, iconic landmarks, tranquil bays, native rainforest with ancient Kauri trees plus unique indigenous flora and fauna. All in a highly personal tour with maximum of six people per group (larger groups on request). Includes gourmet picnic lunch. From $ 229

America’s Cup Sailing Experience

Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

Operated by Explore

NZ

Tour Code: ENZ-SAC

A unique opportunity to participate on an actual America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride as you sail the Waitemata Harbor. The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Explore NZ offer you the unique opportunity to participate in sailing on these grand prix racing machines. From $127

Tours

Tarltons

Explore New Zealand’s ocean depths and come face to face with incredible marine life from the Pacific and Southern oceans. Ride a snowcat through New Zealand’s only colony of King and Gentoo sub-Antarctic penguins, get up close with majestic stingrays and journey deep beneath the ocean on a moving walkway to see sharks and other deep sea creatures. For a real Kiwi adventure join one of the Animal Adventures and hand-feed the giant stingrays, snorkel with sharks from the safety of a submerged cage or for the true adrenaline junkie, try a cage-free shark dive. From $ 32

Cape Reinga Fly/Drive

Urban Maori Experience

Operated by Mohio

Operated by Kelly

Full Day Tour Incl refreshments

Join this unique small group tour as you explore indigenous culture whilst visiting your local guides’’ pick of urban, forest and beach locations. Hear history at a former Maori fortified village on a volcano with panoramic city and sea views. Visit a modern Maori design store then enjoy lunch at a popular neighbourhood café. Travel to the rainforest, learn medicinal uses for the native plants and hear the Maori ‘’Creation Stories’’. Explore a spectacular volcanic black sand beach. ‘Highly recommended’ – Lonely Planet 2008. Maximum eight people. Private tours are available. From $ 240

Auckland Kayaking and Fishing Tour

Operated by Salt

Air

This fantastic adventure takes you on full day tour from Auckland to the beauty of the Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga.

Operated by TIME

Unlimited Tours

Imagine kayaking along stunning coastline, paddling through sparkling waters along some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found anywhere. Away from the crowds, but close to Auckland, there are many hidden treasures and spectacular beaches waiting to be discovered. The full or half day Kayaking Adventures show you some of the most spectacular coastline in New Zealand. For the ultimate day, combine kayaking with fishing for a full day Kayak Fishing Adventure. Tours includes all gear, snacks and hot/cold drinks, plus picnic lunch on all full day tours. From $ 275

Once arriving in the Bay of Islands you will fly in a comfortable fixed-wing aircraft via the stunning West Coast for a bird’s eye view of world famous 90 mile beach. Once landed you will enjoy a 2.5 hour guided tour in an air-conditioned vehicle starting with time at Cape Reinga learning myths and legends of this very spiritual area. Enjoy a drink at stunning Tapotupotu Bay before touring down Te Paki Quicksand stream to the Giant Sand Dunes. Your return flight down the East Coast offers some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Northland, much of it inaccessible via road. On your return from Cape Reinga you will be transferred to Paihia, the hub of the Bay of Islands. Free time to explore Paihia, Waitangi and Russell. All ground transfers are included. From $ 383

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


NORTH ISLAND The Waitomo and Rotorua Experience

Operated by Great

Sights

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Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: GS16AL

Operated by Great

Sights

Bay of Islands Full Day Trip - Tour Code: GS9NW

Travel to Waitomo where you will enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Glowworm Caves, including a boat ride through the glowworm grotto. Upon arrival in Rotorua see New Zealand’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome. Then continue to Te Puia where you will see the mighty geysers and boiling mud pools for which this thermal area is famous. Then sit back and enjoy a Maori cultural performance. Tour includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, all served onboard the coach. From $ 273

Make the most of this popular day-tour from Auckland with return coach travel to Paihia and enjoy a spectacular dolphin-watching cruise in the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands. The experienced local skippers will guide you through the beautiful clear waters in search of dolphins and whales, past many secluded islands to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the famous Hole in the Rock (conditions permitting). This full day tour brings together the historical highlights and stunning scenery of this spectacular region. From $182

Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach Tour

Waitomo Caves Day Tour

Operated by Explore

Operated by Great

NZ

Full Day Tour - Tour Code: ENZ-DRA

Join Dune Rider on the Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach Adventure. Discover scenic Northland on the purpose-built off-road vehicle. You’ll have the chance to visit Ancient Kauri Kingdom, Gumdiggers Park and spiritual Cape Reinga. The tour includes a drive along 90 Mile Beach, boogie boarding down massive sand dunes and a stop at Mangonui fish and chip shop. This tour is a fun day for all the family and includes lunch. From $131

Sights

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch

Travel through the rich farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions to Waitomo. Along the way see Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars battle site and Ngaruwahia, home to the Maori King. Upon arrival at Waitomo enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world famous Glowworm Caves. Your tour continues with a unique boat ride through Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Options from Auckland and Rotorua. From $ 211

Hilton Auckland

A contemporary boutique hotel located 300 meters out to sea on Princes Wharf, Hilton Auckland is a welcoming haven with an easy walk to Auckland CBD, shopping and activities. Auckland attractions such as Sky City Tower and Viaduct Harbor are on the doorstep. Unique in its position, the nautically inspired design offers guests beautiful and uninterrupted views across Auckland Harbor. These views are matched with impeccable attention to detail in the design, furnishings and amenities, through to the always-thoughtful staff.

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high-speed internet. Guests are invited to relax with a swim in the outdoor heated pool with its unique underwater viewing window. Award-winning White Restaurant is an elegant, contemporary restaurant that seats 80. With sweeping views over the harbor, the cuisine highlights the best of fresh New Zealand produce. Bellini Bar is designed to make the most of the stunning harbor view. Clean modern lines and sleek interiors are matched with expertly-made cocktails and an extensive bar menu.

The hotel features 158 designer-furnished rooms and seven suites. All rooms feature balconies, extra-large bathrooms with walk-in showers and separate baths, large desks and

From $ 288 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Directly across the road from SKYCITY Auckland entertainment complex, SKYCITY Grand is a masterpiece of contemporary elegance and style offering 316 beautifully appointed, modern and spacious rooms, executive and self-contained suites. SKYCITY Grand, a 5-Star and EnviroGold Qualmark rated hotel, is host to New Zealand’s largest day spa, two restaurants including “dine by Peter Gordon”, a business center, 25-meter indoor lap pool and gymnasium. The Lobby was recently voted one of the top ten hotel bars in Australasia, while dine by Peter Gordon is the award-winning fine dining inhouse restaurant featuring renowned New Zealand chef Peter Gordon’’s unique blend of Asian Pacific and traditional European cuisine. Start the day at The Terrace and enjoy the

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extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast or sumptuous a la carte breakfast menu. The Hotel features valet parking and self-parking (cost applies), 24-hour concierge, SOAK (an exclusive in-room bath menu from East Day Spa), sauna, spa pool, access to personal trainers, private transfer service, daily dry cleaning and pressing, baby sitting, on-call doctor, currency exchange, safety deposit boxes and Sony PlayStation (on request). The central location means you’ll have easy access to shops, restaurants and city nightlife with most major tourism attractions accessing the complex for complimentary transfer services. Plus when you book two nights or more you will receive 2-for-1 Sky Tower pass.

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From $ 214

SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

Experience New Zealand’s premier entertainment destination when you stay at SKYCITY Auckland. Situated in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, SKYCITY Hotel gives views from large picture windows and offers a superb night’s sleep with 24-hour on-site security, sound proofing and black out curtains. All rooms have been refurbished complete with 42” plasma Televisions and Sony CD player, iPod dock and iPhone charger. This 4.5-star and EnviroGold Qualmark accredited hotel allows you to relax and enjoy all the luxuries of a top hotel – spacious deluxe rooms, a heated rooftop pool, sauna and gym.

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include heated 24-hour room service, private transfers, baby sitting, business center, valet and self-parking, dry cleaning and pressing, on-site bank, currency exchange and i-SITE Visitor Center. Don’t miss the chance to take the Sky Walk (a dizzying 192 meters or 630 feet up, strapped into a full body harness and overhead safety lines to keep you safe), Sky Jump (a fall of 192 meters or 630 feet base-jump by wire off the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere), or East Day Spa. Plus when you book two nights or more you will receive 2-for-1 Sky Tower pass.

Or choose from the two casinos, 19 restaurants and bars, a theater, live entertainment and the spectacular Sky Tower – all on your doorstep. A fantastic range of guests services PAY 2

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

From $162


NORTH ISLAND The Langham, Auckland

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

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Quay West Suites Auckland

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Quay West Suites Auckland is set right in the heart of Auckland and enjoys stunning views of the Waitemata Harbor and cityscape. This boutique 5-star apartment hotel provides guests with elegantly appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments – all with large balconies. This award-winning hotel is within easy walking distance of the finest bars, restaurants, cafes, casino, art galleries and shopping precincts. An indoor heated pool, spa pool, gymnasium, sauna and executive lounge with a complimentary selection of teas and coffee are all on offer.

From $210

Hotel DeBrett

From $264

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Hotel DeBrett offers a truly boutique small hotel experience in the heart of Auckland City. Hotel DeBrett’s iconic building has been stylishly reinterpreted into a 25-room boutique hotel. Every room is individually designed and complemented with eclectic furniture, NZ art and photography. The famous house-bar has been meticulously restored as Auckland’s premier meeting place. A private drawing room has been created for exclusive use by hotel quests, while a glass roofed atrium and courtyard form the central focal point for guests, diners and locals to mingle.

Rendezvous Hotel Auckland

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Located in the heart of the city, a stay at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, New Zealand’s largest hotel, places you within walking distance of some of the finest dining, shopping and entertainment. Room options range from the indulgent to the divine, with large windows overlooking the CBD. The hotel offers fantastic facilities for business and leisure travellers. These include a business center, gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool, individual male and female saunas, Japanese rooftop garden, and a variety of restaurants and bars.

From $282

Heritage Auckland

From $167

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An iconic landmark hotel located in the heart of the city, Heritage Auckland features magnificent views overlooking the Waitemata Harbor and Viaduct Basin. Luxurious rooms and suite-style accommodation offers a spacious environment to relax, with many suites featuring full kitchen and laundry amenities. Resort-style facilities include a spectacular rooftop complex including heated pool, spa and gym, plus indoor pool and award-winning restaurant.

Oaks iStay Residences

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

From $165

The Sebel Suites

From $157

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The Sebel Suites is conveniently situated at the vibrant Viaduct Harbor, amidst Auckland city’s finest shopping, restaurants, cafés and recreational activities. Enjoy the independence of apartment-style living in the spacious studios and one-bedroom suites, which include fully equipped kitchens and in-suite laundries. You’ll have all the convenience of the facilities of a 4-star hotel. Dining options include a 24-hour in-suite dining menu or guests are invited to explore the array of nearby restaurants, cafes and bars for which charge back facilities are in place. From $162

Hyatt Regency Auckland

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Hyatt Regency Auckland has undergone a major rejuvenation of all rooms, suites and penthouses, as well as upgrades to the cafe and lobby bar. The hotel offers 268 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites in the 14 storey Regency Tower, complemented by 90 deluxe rooms, apartment style suites and penthouses in the 17 storey Residence Tower. All rooms feature full wireless internet. Spa at the Hyatt, a fully equipped gym, a 25m heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room are ideal for those with fitness and relaxation in mind. PAY 2

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From $186


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Citylife Auckland

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Stylish and sophisticated Citylife Auckland boasts a superb central location in the heart of Queen Street shops, restaurants and attractions. Spacious rooms exude both style and comfort while suites provide a separate living/dining area plus full kitchen and laundry facilities. Modern in-room facilities include broadband, flat screen TVs and an entertainment unit. Guest facilities include award-winning Zest Restaurant & Bar, indoor heated lap pool and gymnasium. Citylife Auckland will exceed its reputation with every visit.

Mercure Auckland

Located in the heart of Auckland’s waterfront, Mercure Auckland overlooks the spectacular harbor and bustling CBD. Within walking distance are endless attractions, shopping, restaurants, Viaduct Harbor, ferry terminals and Vector Arena. Mercure Auckland offers a variety of guest rooms all equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, Sky TV, minibar, iron with ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and high speed internet access. The Harbor View Rooms also offer spectacular views overlooking the Waitemata Harbor or Auckland city.

From $184

Rydges Auckland

From $127

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The new Rydges Harborview Hotel Auckland is now open. Auckland’s newest and freshest hotel is located in the heart of the city, with the Casino and the Viaduct restaurants and bars only a short walk away. The newly revitalised guest rooms are designed to exude warmth and sublime comfort. Each room includes a specialized workstation with broadband access and a 32-inch LCD television. All rooms enjoy views of the inner city, many looking over the Sky Tower, while the Harbor View rooms enjoy sweeping views the picturesque Waitemata Harbor. PAY 2

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Best Western President Hotel

From $123

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

Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport

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The Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport is conveniently located only 2 minutes from Auckland Airport with a 4 star hotel grading. The hotel is due to open in early 2011. It will be one of the closest accommodation facilities at Auckland Airport. The Hotel will offer 153 well appointed rooms. The Hotel facilities will also include an elegant restaurant/bar, heated pool and complimentary Airport shuttle transfers. If you have conferencing or meeting requirements, the hotel offers eight versatile conference venues and catering for up to 300 delegate. Our dedicated and experienced conference team will take care of all conferencing requirements.

From $141

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City

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Best Western President Hotel Auckland is located in the absolute center of Auckland City and only 100 meters walk to Sky Tower, Sky City Casino and 50 meters to Queen Street, with its shopping and attractions. The 120 non-smoking rooms all feature kitchenettes, while a full kitchen and laundry are found in the two-bedroom apartments. Limited secure car parking, pre-booking is essential. Rooms are air-conditioned with ensuite. The hotel features 24-hour reception, restaurant, conference room, gym, guest laundry, internet room, satellite TV and wireless internet.

From $179

Scenic Hotel Auckland

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A 4-star hotel located in central Auckland, Copthorne Hotel Auckland is just a ten-minute walk from Queen Street. The hotel has 110 recently refurbished rooms, all of which feature en-suite facilities, Sky TV, high speed internet access, minibar, soundproof ‘hush windows’, iron and ironing board, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Every room also has a balcony, on which you can relax and take in the magnificent views of the Waitemata Harbor and Rangitoto Island, or towards the city and the beautiful High Court Building. From $148 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


NORTH ISLAND

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

Northland and Coromandel

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

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

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

Bay of Islands Hokianga Harbour

Coromandel Cathedral Cove Hot Water Beach

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

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NORTH ISLAND Dolphin /Sail Adventure Combo

Overnight Bay of Islands Cruise

Operated by Explore

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Full Day Tour inc Lunch - Tour Code: ENZ-DSC

On the ultimate day in the bay you’ll join a Swim with the Dolphins cruise with Dolphin Discoveries, before transferring onto Sail NZ’s ‘On the Edge’ in time for lunch, kayaking, snorkeling or exploring ashore. Participate or sit back and enjoy the action sailing through the beautiful Bay of Islands. You’ll find amazing photo opportunities and the chance to view abundant sea life, an absolute must for any visitor to the Bay. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the exhilarating ride aboard this impressive high performance sailing catamaran. From $140

Dolphin Watching Cruise / Hole in the Rock (Bay of Islands)

Operated by Great

Sights

Ipipiri Overnight Cruise

Experience the Bay of Islands onboard the brand new Fullers Great Sights overnight cruise ship, Ipipiri. This unique overnight cruise takes you on a relaxing journey through many of the 144 islands that make this one of New Zealand’s most outstanding marine environments. Departing at 1pm, returning at 10.30am the following day, this two-day experience includes accommodation in one of 30 deluxe king cabins, each with private ensuite and panoramic sea views. Complimentary onboard activities are available to all guests and include snorkeling, kayaking, beach walking or bush walking. Do as much or as little as you choose. Discover secluded beaches and historical sites or just sit back and enjoy the view from the rooftop sun deck. In the evening enjoy a three-course dinner, featuring fresh local produce, as well as a continental and full From $ 605 cooked breakfast in the morning.

Operated by Great

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Half Day Trip

This half day cruise is a ‘must do’ for dolphin lovers. Take the opportunity to view common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life in their natural habitat. There are plenty of viewing decks on board to get you up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock – hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you. Cruises depart 9.15am and 1.35pm daily. From $ 78

4 Day Bay of Islands Self Drive or Coach Tour

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Includes: • Transport – either self drive or seat in coach • Three nights’ accommodation • Airport transfer on arrival • Waitangi Treaty Grounds • Cape Reinga Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach & Lunch • Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Upon arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your accommodation. Today is free for optional activities. Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 2: Auckland / Paihia (Bay of Islands). Cross the Auckland Harbor Bridge and travel north to the Bay of Islands. Arrive in Paihia and enjoy a guided visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Enjoy the rest of day at leisure. Stay 2 nights Paihia. Day 3: Paihia / Cape Reinga / Paihia. A full day coach tour to Cape Reinga, via Puketi Forest. Zoom along Ninety Mile Beach. Day 4: Paihia / Auckland. Cruise amongst the many islands of the Bay and through the intriguing Hole in the Rock, dolphin watching en-route. Board your waiting coach and travel back to Auckland once more.

From $ 711 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


Northland Tours & Accommodation

NORTH ISLAND Carrington Resort A Heritage Hotel

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Carrington Resort, a Heritage Hotel, is a luxury Northland estate with 2.5 spectacular miles of secluded white sand coastline, full 18-hole tournament-standard golf course and the award-winning Karikari Estate Winery and vineyard. Guests stay in spacious Lodge Rooms or self-contained three-bedroom villas with stunning views towards the Pacific Ocean. World-class recreational facilities include a heated infinity swimming pool, spa pool and tennis courts.

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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

This resort-style hotel is enhanced by sub-tropical gardens and extensive guest facilities. It’s a perfect 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. Rooms include Sky TV, minibar, fridge, and high-speed internet access. The hotel’s restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner. Also for your convenience are a guest lounge bar, guest laundry and an outdoor swimming pool.

From $ 344

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

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Kauri Cliffs

Set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and offshore Cavalli Islands. Kauri Cliffs offers 22 guest suites, and an Owner’s Cottage. Every suite has a private porch, bedroom with sitting area, fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom and is nestled in a native forest overlooking the golf course and Pacific Ocean. The property features tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa and fitness center, and three private beaches for swimming and picnics. From $1209

Copthorne boasts a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, with uninterrupted views across the bay to Russell, surrounded by 60 acres of lush subtropical gardens and part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Featuring a spectacular free-form lagoon style swimming and spa pool, this 4-star Enviro Gold Qualmark rated hotel and resort features 180 guests rooms, including four suites, all featuring an individual patio or balcony. Rooms provide a serene escape, with designs inspired by nature. Offering a choice of bay, estuary or garden views, the Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Bay of Islands provides the standard of accommodation expected from an international hotel and resort. Onsite facilities include a renovated massage studio, tennis court, mountain bike hire and courtesy shuttle to Paihia. Golf, while bush walks, sailing and scuba diving are close by.

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From $140

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Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

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Wilderness Adventure Walk

Operated by Kiwi

Bushland Park Lodge

Dundee Adventures

The day starts with a walk through beautiful regenerating Kauri forest full of fern trees, along the old tracks of the 1890s gold mining town, Puketui. You’ll see sparkling glowworms in old gold caves and enjoy a hike through remnants of the mining days now given back to nature. After a delicious packed lunch, you’ll cross the Tairua River, hike over farmland and enter into remote forest with its crystal clear rock pools surrounded by lush semi-tropical rainforest. The track leads into spectacular flora with giant ferns, palms, ancient Kauri, and Rata trees. From $188

Nature & Coast

Experience the unique variety of Bushland Park Lodge.

Operated by Kiwi

Dundee Adventures

Nature, Glowworms and Coastal tour

Experience a day of fun, entertainment and knowledge with Kiwi Dundee Adventures. Highlights of your day will be a walk through the Kauri forest full of fern trees, along the old tracks of Puketui. See glowworms in an historic old gold cave. Lunch will be at a delightful cafe, or a delicious picnic with a chance to view your guide’s spectacular collection of quartz, obsidian, minerals, old photos of the Coromandel and beautiful rocks full of gold. From the mountains and forest, travel to the contrasting coastal scenery of beautiful beaches, off-shore islands and magnificent cliffs. From $ 208

Enjoy fine dining with your private chef in the lodge’s dining wine cellar or alfresco at the award winning on-site Glasschef Studio. Accommodation is elegant with three suites, all with a distinct character and unique design. Manicured parklands surround the lodge with 250-year-old Kauri Trees and a glow-worm grotto just minutes away. Luxuriate in the outdoor garden bathroom in the double slipper claw-foot bath whilst star gazing. Enjoy the local wildlife with many NZ native birds, glow-worms and possums frequenting this 100 per cent pure nature spot. Explore all of the Coromandel East Coast attractions like Hot Water Beach or Cathedral Cove, Hahei. Take advantage of best of both worlds with Whangamata’s white sandy beaches within ten minutes’ drive or take the Wentworth waterfall walking track right from your door step. PAY 3

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From $ 438

Sea Kayaking

Colleith Lodge

Operated by Adrift

Colleith Lodge offers boutique luxury 5-star accommodation in a unique, breathtaking location. Set on one and a half acres, amid native bush, the lodge is built in tune with the natural environment for your relaxation, privacy and comfort. The spectacular panoramic views of Tairua Estuary, Pauanui, Slipper Island and Pacific Ocean can be viewed from all rooms. A vista bringing lasting memories, Colleith Lodge offers three guest bedrooms, all with their own ensuite bathrooms and private patios overlooking the sea.

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The Coromandel Peninsular has long been the quintessential holiday destination for New Zealanders. With beautiful blue waters, white sand, rugged volcanic rocks, tropical green forests and easy going locals, it is impossible not to relax. Sea kayaking trips start at Whangapoua (2 hours from Auckland), and wind their way north to Sandy Bay and the tip of the Peninsular. Of all our trips, this is the most luxurious. With good food, great beachfront accommodation, and your choice of so many activities like kayaking and fishing, this is a special trip to experience. From $ 210

The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga

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The only internationally branded hotel in the region, the Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga was designed to take full advantage of the magnificent Tauranga Harbor views. The hotel is just minutes from the CBD, three miles from Tauranga Airport, and a pleasant 2.5-hour drive from Auckland. With a stunning over-water position, this unique hotel offers the best of luxurious contemporary styling and service. Guests can enjoy superior alfresco dining in the chic yet casual bar and restaurant. Just a short walk away there is an abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars to enjoy.

From $ 450

Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

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

From $175 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $153


NORTH ISLAND

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

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Rotorua

Mount Tarawera Huka Falls

Mount Tarawera

Lake Taupo

In the 1800s, the Tarawera region was the center of tourism in New Zealand. People travelled from all over the world to view the famous Pink and White Terraces, which were quickly becoming known as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. The terraces were destroyed on the 10th June 1886, in an eruption that killed more than 150 people and devastated the surrounding landscape. Today you can see the immense, red crater of the mountain on a 4WD trip or helicopter to the summit.

Huka Falls

Cape Kidnappers

Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay

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

Lake Taupo Lake Taupo was created by a gigantic volcanic eruption in 181AD. At 383 square miles, it is as big as Singapore Island. The lake’s attractive pumice sand beaches give it the appearance of an inland ocean. Some of the best trout fishing in the world has international anglers flocking to the area while mighty mountain peaks draw skiers and adventurers alike to experience the pristine environment.

A landscape lined with vineyards, orchards and lavender fields. Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s second largest wine producing region. It is particularly well known as the leading producer of award-winning red wines. Drive or bike around the vineyards, or join one of the professional tours operated by experienced wine guides. Lavender gardens, orchards and olive plantations grow peacefully under the Hawke’s Bay sun. Browse roadside opportunities to pick fruit, smell the flowers and sample the local delicacies.

Cape Kidnappers This site is special for its links to Maori culture, for its connection to Captain Cook and because it is home to the world’s largest mainland gannet colony. Cape Kidnappers was named by Captain James Cook during his first voyage in 1769. Local Maori tried to kidnap his Tahitian cabin boy from his ship, believing him to be a prisoner in need of rescue. The young Tahitian managed to swim back to the ship after Cook’s crew fired upon the Maori canoes.

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Rotorua Tours

NORTH ISLAND

Rotorua Sights

Operated by Great

Skyline Rotorua

Sights

Half Day Trip - Tour Code: GS39

Operated by Skyline

Rotorua

Discover Rotorua – an area steeped in Maori culture, history, geothermal activity and stunning lakes. Visit Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see NZ’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome. Extend your day with an optional extra cable car ride at Skyline Gondola for lunch and stunning views over Rotorua (additional cost). From $106

Set high on the side of Mount Ngongotaha with extensive views of Rotorua city, Lake Rotorua, geothermal areas and surrounding hinterlands, Skyline Rotorua provides the ideal venue for a day of family fun, a romantic evening for two or a event with that all important wow factor. Skyline Rotorua is an all-weather year-round attraction suitable for all ages. The Cableway Restaurant is famous for its Best of New Zealand Buffet. For added thrills take a ride on The Luge – a fun-filled gravity ride on a three-wheel cart down the mountainside. From $ 21

New Zealand Riverjet

Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa

Operated by New

Operated by wai

Zealand Riverjet

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More than just a jet boat ride, this is New Zealand’s only jet boat thermal safari to combine scenic and spin-thrilling jet boating on the magnificent Waikato River, with geothermal attractions, nature’s flora and fauna, hot pools and commentary. Two great trips: Thermal Safari – jet boating and exploring Orakei Korako geothermal wonderland with gushing geysers, incredible silica terraces, boiling mud pools and a rare geothermal cave. The Squeeze – jet boating, and wading and squeezing through a hot thermal stream plus swimming in a waterfall-fed natural hot pool. From $115

Hells Gate and Wai Ora Spa are raw, angry and a little ugly. Hells Gate is the geothermal park where the earth comes bubbling to the surface. Here you get hands on with the Maori culture as you stroll through this geothermal wonderland. At the Wai Ora Spa get down and dirty in the only 100% organic mud baths in New Zealand with minerals that help to clear the skin, all before you relax in the hot mineral spas.

Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

White Island - Mount Tarawera Helicopter Tour

Operated by Rainbow

Operated by HELiPRO

Springs Wildlife Park

A favorite destination since 1932, Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park offers you a chance to get up close and personal with the wonderful unique wildlife of New Zealand. Open daily from 8am until late, your ticket is valid for unlimited entry for 24 hours. Upgrade your ticket to include a guided tour through Kiwi Encounter, the only place in the world where you will get a behind the scenes glimpse at kiwi conservation in action. From $ 26

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Experience the best of New Zealand’s raw and unspoilt landscape with HELiPRO! Contrasting volcanoes and landscapes combine to provide an unforgettable lifetime excursion. Walk on the active crater floor of ‘White Island’ a unique lunar landscape. Located 52km’s off the Bay of Plenty Coastline the Islands active Volcanic vents, steaming Crater Lake, bubbling hot streams and desolate mining ruins are not to be missed. On the return journey, land high on the awe-inspiring summit of the majestic Mt Tarawera, site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory. From $ 289

Rotorua Museum of Art & History

Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences

Operated by Rotorua

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Museum of Art & History

Rotorua’s rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary figures are all brought to life in this ‘must see’ museum. Innovative displays, art exhibitions, cinema experiences and guided tours enable visitors to discover the fascinating history of this unique region. Located centrally in the iconic Bath House building, Rotorua Museum can be explored from basement to rooftop, with fantastic views of the city and lake. In August 2011 a major new development will open with a raft of exciting new exhibitions and experiences. From $10

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Half Day Tour

Occupied by the Te Arawa iwi for over 700 years, Mokoia Island a strategic defensive site rich and fertile to grow the valuable kumara. Of particular fame is the great love story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai. Now famed as a bird sanctuary, Mokoia Island is an excellent place to see rare birds such as the saddleback, stitchbird, brown teal and North Island weka. Other historic areas include the site of Hinemoa’s Pool and an ancient stone carving of the kumara god. From $ 67

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NORTH ISLAND Rotorua Duck Tours

Peppers On The Point

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is an exclusive lakeside retreat offering guests the opportunity to experience Rotorua’s rich culture and dynamic geothermal environment. Once a Maori Pa site, the property is steeped in history. The luxury lodge is a converted 1930s mansion with beautiful antiques and a choice of nine spacious, exquisite suites, most with lake views. Peppers on the Point’s dining room is renowned for its gourmet cuisine accompanied by the finest New Zealand and international wines. PAY 3

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From $1052

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Operated by Rotorua

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Duck Tours

Rotorua Duck Tours has been providing amphibious sightseeing and history tours of Rotorua since 2003. With 16 magnificent lakes in the Rotorua region, there is no shortage of places to visit. On a guided tour with us you will experience the thrill of riding in an authentic WWII amphibious craft, affectionately known as a ‘duck’, from where you will view spectacular scenery and splashdown into pristine lakes. The experienced ‘Conducktor’ will bring Rotorua alive by retelling the most famous stories and legends of the past, as well as providing information about local flora, fauna and the history of Rotorua. Rotorua Duck Tours has two tours available: the very popular Rotorua City & Lakes Tour (90 minutes) and the all new Tarawera & Lakes Tour (120 minutes). Both tours provide a great introduction to Rotorua, its history and its people.

Perfectly located on the eastern shores of Lake Rotorua, Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort offers luxury accommodation comprising 20 superior rooms and ten deluxe suites. This boutique accommodation is complemented with superb spa facilities with eight spa treatment rooms along with private and public spa pools and saunas. Unique and exclusive wellness activities take place within beautiful lakefront grounds. The Mokoia Restaurant offers a unique dinning experience that must not be missed, showcasing a unique menu of Pacific Rim cuisine.

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua

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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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The central location of Novotel Rotorua Lakeside makes for easy access to the cafe district, city center and many of Rotorua’s most popular tourist attractions. The hotel is only a short walk to the Convention Center, Energy Event Center, cafés and restaurants. Sitting on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua with tranquil surroundings and sensational views, the hotel has 199 rooms, as well as 11 suites including the prestigious Royal Suite. Rooms feature two double beds or a queen with a sofa bed, ensuite with shower over bath, and in room safe. PAY 3

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From $138

Distinction Rotorua

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Rotorua’s largest 4-star deluxe hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the city overlooking Lake Rotorua. The internationally acclaimed Polynesian Spa is just a brief walk across the road. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views from the lake, forest or Government Gardens, to the serene beauty of the native forest courtyard. A total of 227 air-conditioned rooms over five levels offer guests an extensive choice of accommodation. Stay in an executive floor room with complimentary use of the exclusive Club Lounge. Choose a classic suite, spa room with private outdoor spa and patio, a lake view room with individual balcony, a city view room, or garden view room looking on to the serene beauty of the hotel’s own interior native garden. All rooms are equipped with Sky TV, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone.

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Distinction Rotorua Hotel has 133 rooms that provide an international standard of accommodation with top-class service. The hotel also offer a variety of unique dining options, consisting of a traditional Maori Dinner Show, an a la carte restaurant with a New Zealand and International cuisine, as well as a Japanese Restaurant, Yaki Tori, which proves popular to both the overseas traveller and local market. 24-hour catering is also available to your room.

From $126

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The Heritage Rotorua

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Renowned hotel, The Heritage Rotorua, occupies an unrivalled position overlooking the unique Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historical Village, with many of its 203 rooms and suites offering superb views across Rotorua – the city, lake or thermal reserve. The hotel’s outdoor swimming pool and spa pools are geothermally-heated year round, while Chapman’s Restaurant and Bar offers an extensive range of dining options. Experience an authentic Maori cultural meal and show, located on-site in the purpose-built Pohutu Cultural Theater. PAY 3

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Rydges Rotorua offers guests the city’s most spacious and luxurious accommodation. Located in a park-like setting on the edge of Rotorua’s racecourse, Rydges Rotorua boasts panoramic views across the city to Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. The Atrium Restaurant is situated in the heart of the hotel with natural lighting and a cascading waterfall. Atrium is open seven days with contemporary dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rydges Rotorua also boasts over 560sqm of conference and function space, catering for up to 350 guests.

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is the largest hotel in Rotorua, and is set right on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua. The hotel is also adjacent to the world famous Polynesian Spa complex and just a short stroll from the Rotorua Convention Center, the Energy Event Center and Rotorua’s vibrant city center. Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua offers 248 guest rooms in a range of accommodation options, many with superb views across Lake Rotorua. Facilities include a bar and restaurant, geothermal heated pool, three private spas and daily Hangi Feast & Maori Cultural Show. GET 3

From $115

Hotel Ibis Rotorua

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Located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, adjacent to the cosmopolitan cafe district, Hotel Ibis Rotorua is the newest international hotel in the region. The city center is only a short walk away, offering easy access to the convention center, Energy Event Center, cafes and restaurants. The hotel has 145 accommodation rooms including rooms with two double beds and a number of triple rooms with three single beds. Interconnecting rooms are also available. iRestaurant & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

From $140

Huka Falls Jet

Operated by Huka

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Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

From $153

Rydges Rotorua

PAY 2

NORTH ISLAND

From $ 98

Hilton Lake Taupo

Falls Jet

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30 Minute Jetboat ride

Marvel at the incredible water level views of the spectacular Huka Falls as you slide past cliffs and trees at an incredible 50 miles per hour. Then get ready for the trademark 360-degree spins, leaving you with a beaming smile and a heart pumping with adrenalin. The half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and natural hot springs. From $ 89

The Point Villas

The elegant Hilton Lake Taupo hotel is located on the Napier-Taupo Highway, just minutes from the town center featuring sweeping views over the largest lake in New Zealand. The original Terraces Hotel, built in 1889, forms the Heritage Wing with rooms featuring private balconies offering views of Lake Taupo or the picturesque Thermal Springs. The new Mountain Wing features Guest Rooms, Suites and self-contained Apartments. Situated in a private estate overlooking the iconic blue waters of New Zealand’s largest lake and surrounded by beautiful areas of bush and forest, these two luxury villas are only a tenminute drive from Taupo – world renowned for golf courses and fly-fishing. Exceptionally spacious, each villa is elegant and comfortable with a large living area featuring an open fireplace and huge expanses of glass that open onto wide terraces with panoramic views. A 12-meter magna mineral heated lap pool is available for guest. Full catering and servicing are available on request.

Enjoy lakeside views over breakfast or dinner, prepared with locally sourced ingredients in the Bistro Lago.

From $ 310 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $176


NORTH ISLAND Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Operated by Adrift

Tongariro Tours & Accommodation

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Tongariro National Park and Alpine landing

Outdoors Ltd

Full Day Tour inc Lunch

Operated by HELiPRO

Approx. 90 minutes

This volcanic trek is New Zealand’s best one-day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro and then diverts to the still active Red Crater with stunning views of the Emerald Lakes. The landscape on Mt Tongariro has dazzling colors and textures. There are old and new craters, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs, lava flows, and brightly colored lakes. Guided trips are available summer and winter and for something extra special, they’ll can guide you to Red Crater to watch the sunrise over this fantastic landscape. From $191

Experience breathtaking aerial views of pristine Lake Taupo, stunning volcanic alpine scenery and enjoy landing in the remote Kaimanawa Forest Park. This truly amazing tour includes views of World Heritage volcanoes – Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. Fly over the steaming Crater Lake, ancient lava flows and dramatic volcanic formations. From here you’ll venture further into the remote Kaimanawa Forest Park and land on the banks of the Rangitikei River, renowned for its trophy-sized rainbow trout and crystal clear water. From $ 332

Bayview Chateau Tongariro

Bayview Wairakei Resort Hotel Taupo

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Bayview Wairakei Resort Hotel Taupo offers couples and families the perfect base for exploring the Central North Island. Come back at the end of the day and relax in the geothermal heated pools and spas, or play a round of golf on the stunning 9-hole course. Enjoy a game of tennis or squash, or even have a workout in the fully equipped gym. Keen golfers can try their hand on the famous Wairakei International Golf Course, next door. Wairakei Resort Hotel in Taupo is New Zealand’s original resort and is still one of the only true resorts on the North Island. PAY 5

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Nestled on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu, Bayview Chateau Tongariro places you in the midst of the dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park. Built in 1929, this is one of New Zealand’s most historic hotels and national icons with unsurpassed views of three magnificent volcanoes. Renowned for its classical elegance, it is considered to be New Zealand’s most romantic hotel. Bayview Chateau Tongariro is below Whakapapa Ski Area with skiing in the winter and picturesque walking in the summer, particularly the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand’s most popular one-day walk. The cuisine in The Ruapehu Room is renowned and is an experience not to be missed. Couples and families will be equally at home here with facilities which include a 9-hole golf course, fitness center, indoor heated plunge pool, tennis court and cinema.

PAY 5

GET 6

From $184

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From $136


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Hawkes Bay, Napier, Martinborough

NORTH ISLAND

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

The County Hotel Napier

Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pastureland in Hawke’s Bay, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. A perfect setting for honeymoons and romantic breakaways The Farm offers 22 guest suites, and an Owner’s Cottage. Each suite has a bedroom with sitting area, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom boasting views over the farm, golf course and Pacific Ocean. The property features a championship golf course, swimming pool with jacuzzi and cabana, gymnasium, spa facility and nature trails for walking and cycling.

The County Hotel is a beautiful and faithfully restored Edwardian/Art Deco hotel, conveniently located close to Napier town center and the Pacific Ocean. Winner of the ‘Art Deco Trust Award’, this boutique hotel is home to 18 luxurious suites and rooms, individually styled and decorated in keeping with its era. Dine in the award-winning ‘Chambers’ Fine Dining & Seafood Restaurant or enjoy a drink in the quaint ‘Churchill’s’ Champagne & Snug Bar. The County truly is one of the finest hotels in the Hawke’s Bay wine country.

PAY 3

From $1209

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From $ 305

Peppers Martinborough Hotel

The Crown Hotel

Established in 1882, Peppers Martinborough Hotel is an elegant Peppers Retreat, located at the heart of one of New Zealand’s most delightful wine regions. This historic village in the Wairarapa region of the North Island, is a 75-minute drive east of Wellington surrounded by vineyards. The hotel is now a delightful reminder of the past, with a choice of 16 rooms with either a touch of history or a contemporary country feel. The nine Verandah Rooms are at the top of the grand flight of stairs while Garden Rooms are through a pretty courtyard.

Set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri. The Crown Hotel Napier is only five minutes to Napier and a short drive to the award-winning vineyards of the Hawkes Bay. The hotel offers 39 contemporary guestrooms and suites with an additional three new luxury executive apartments. Choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel building or the contemporary designed rooms overlooking the ocean. Offering complimentary car parking, access to fitness center, two bars and an award-winning restaurant Milk & Honey.

PAY 3

GET 4

From $ 305

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

From $ 203

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Scenic Hotel Te Pania is styled to complement its remarkable location on the edge of the beautiful Hawke’s Bay. This modern hotel is shaped to echo the lines of the Bay, offering stunning views out over the ever-changing Pacific Ocean. The hotel offers 109 airconditioned superior rooms and suites. All rooms face out to the bay with floor to ceiling windows that can slide open. Each room includes, Sky TV, high-speed internet access, minibar, fridge, tea and coffee facilities.

Travelodge Palmerston North

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Situated in the town center, Travelodge Palmerston North is just a short stroll from lively cafes, shops, theaters, art galleries, the museum and the convention center. The hotel incorporates a beautiful three-storey heritage building, built in 1927, and features 85 rooms with modern facilities and conference rooms for up to 500 people. The onsite restaurant, Nosh features a pacific-rim a la carte dinner menu and full breakfast daily. The Cuban bar serves comfort food from an all day menu, while Noir is a sophisticated cocktail bar.

From $160

New Zealand Wine Center

Operated by The

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County Hotel

Have the most exciting and invigorating wine experience of your life at New Zealand Wine Center. Enjoy the luxury of tasting a flight of six wines from wineries around the region, all under one roof and in the comfort of a beautifully constructed purpose built theater. Be a part of this unique, interactive wine tasting adventure that transports you to the wineries and introduces you to the winemakers. Centrally located at Hawke’s Bay in the Iconic AMP Building, one of Napier’s finest heritage buildings. From $ 27 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $146


Wellington

NORTH ISLAND

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

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Wellington and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Te Papa is New Zealand’s bold and innovative national museum and a recognized world leader in interactive and visitor focused museum experiences. New Zealand’s geology and natural environment and the stories of New Zealand’s indigenous people, the Maori, are celebrated in Te Papa’s permanent exhibitions, while Te Papa’s Marae is a vibrant contemporary meeting house and a living communal center, unique in a museum. An exciting range of exhibitions display New Zealand’s diverse art and visual culture and top-rating international exhibitions tour regularly.

Wellington was the main filming and production location for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Shot in New Zealand between October 1999 and December 2000, you should experience Middle Earth in all its diversity whilst in Wellington. Some suggestions include: • Hop on one of the tours of Middle Earth. • Visit the newly opened Weta Cave! • For lunch check out Eva Dixon’s. It was a popular cafe with the cast and crew, given its proximity to Weta Studios. • For dinner The Green Parrot was popular with Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) who also launched one of his books there. Otherwise check out the Hobbits hangout • Matterhorn, a Wellington institution. • Take a short trip to Seaview, Lower Hutt, and visit Experience Stansborough who made the beautiful fabrics used in the costuming of Lord of the Rings. • Catch a movie at The Embassy Theater, the venue of the world premier of the Lord of the Rings • The Return of the King. Be sure to check out the name plates with the actors and characters, names by the engulfing leather seats.

Kapiti Island Kapiti Island has been a protected nature reserve since 1897. Many of the bird species living on the island are now rare or extinct on the mainland. A maximum of 50 people can visit the island each day, and a permit is required. You can obtain permits through the Department of Conservation’s Wellington office. Since pest eradication, bird numbers have increased steadily. The little spotted kiwi thrives on Kapiti. Recently, 20 captivebred short-tailed bats were released on the island, in the world’s first successful translocation of bats for conservation purposes. Everything on the island is protected; all litter must be removed and no fires are allowed.

Kapiti Island Wellington

Martinborough

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Wellington Tours

NORTH ISLAND

Matiu Somes Island Tour

Operated by Flat

Earth NZ Experiences

Martinborough Wine Tour

Tour Code: MS9

Discover Wellington’s extraordinary natural features and contrasts. Visit the summit of Mount Victoria for 360-degree views of the city, harbor and coastline and learn about the legendary warrior who landed his canoe on the Wellington shore. Enjoy the 20-minute boat trip to Matiu Somes Island in the middle of Wellington harbor. Explore a tranquil island and wildlife sanctuary with a rich history, sometimes colorful and sometimes tragic. Your guide will bring the history alive and help guests find these shy wild creatures. From $145

Operated by Flat

Earth NZ Experiences

Indulge in a day of tasting some of New Zealand’s leading wines leaving the worries of driving behind. Meeting a host, right at the door you’ll be chauffeured to Martinborough – the heart of the Wairarapa wine region. Enjoy the specialist knowledge of some of New Zealand’s leading wine makers and experience a day of tastings that is uniquely Martinborough. Enjoy a fantastic bistro lunch at one of the regions great vineyards and visit some emerging, boutique wineries. Take the option of visiting an olive processing facility before returning to Wellington. From $ 301

Middle Earth Filming Locations – Extended Version Tour

Marlborough Sounds Safari

Operated by Flat

Operated by HELiPRO

Earth NZ Experiences

Tour Code: FLW5

Full Day Tour inc Lunch

Approx 75 minutes

Visit the Wellington film locations used for the Shire, the Gardens of Isengard, the River Anduin, Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith. Be spellbound at the site of Lothlorien – the majestic Fernside Lodge. In 2000 Fernside’s lake was transformed into part of Lothlorien, and then to the Gladden fields. Fernside’s white bridge remains as a reminder of the bridge of Lothlorien. Explore Rivendell and the riverside spot where Aragorn was washed ashore. You’ll also visit Miramar, home to many of the stars and the new Weta Cave with souvenirs and a virtual tour of Weta Workshop. From $ 301

Escape the hustle and bustle of New Zealand’s ‘Capital City’ and visit the South Islands remote, sparsely populated and beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Here you’ll explore the Sounds’ complex waterways that abound with dolphins, marine farms, and all manner of sea life. After flying over Ship’s Cove where legendary explorer Captain Cook anchored his ship the Endeavour, you’ll land for a stroll along the beach at remote Furneaux Lodge. Relax and enjoy refreshments before boarding the helicopter for the return flight. From $ 650

Highlights of Wellington

Walking Gourmet Wellington

Operated by Flat

Earth NZ Experiences

Tour Code: IH5

An unforgettable journey around Wellington’s dramatic highlights, you’ll enjoy views of the harbor from the top of Mount Victoria and ride the steep cable car up to an incredible, far-reaching panorama. See Parliament buildings, the Beehive and the gorgeous Old St Paul’s Cathedral. On the earthquake-scarred South Coast visit the site of the Wahine ferry disaster. Houses perched on the steep, rocky hills overlook the distant ranges of the South Island. Visit Te Papa to experience the extraordinary mix of history amid the nation’s natural and cultural treasures. From $ 301

Operated by Zest

Food Tours

Part Day Tour Incl Lunch

Savour an insider’s view of Wellington at a leisurely walking pace, discovering this compact vibrant city through its food and people. This small group experience is relaxed and personal, as your friendly guide takes you away from main streets to quirky, often hidden places where the locals shop. You’ll see the city and taste some of its best food, wine and coffee, meet food-lovers and explore Wellington’s soul in a way you couldn’t do alone. Finish with a stylish lunch accompanied by fine regional wines at an award-winning restaurant. From $ 216

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NORTH ISLAND Duxton Hotel Wellington

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Duxton Hotel Wellington is a luxury hotel, centrally located in the heart of Wellington’s business, cultural and entertainment district. Every room commands spectacular views of Wellington harbor and/or city and is within short walking distance of fantastic restaurants, shopping, Te Papa (National Museum of NZ) and the waterfront. Room types range from Deluxe Rooms to Club Suites. Club level rooms include a gourmet breakfast daily in the private Club Lounge, extra room amenities, evening service and magnificent sweeping views of the city.

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InterContinental Wellington

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Stay in Wellington’s only internationally branded 5-star hotel in the center of New Zealand’s cultural capital. Shops, museums, galleries, café culture and the city’s vibrant nightlife are all within walking distance. Select from 232 air-conditioned guest rooms, including the exclusive Club InterContinental. Dine in Chameleon Restaurant, relax in the Lobby Lounge, or enjoy a taste of the Wild West in Arizona. Make sure you take time to rejuvenate in Emerge Health Club & Spa’s indoor heated pool, spa and sauna.

From $ 302

Holiday Inn Wellington

From $ 262

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Holiday Inn Wellington is the capital’s largest internationally branded 4-star plus hotel with 280 contemporary bedrooms and suites, all with kitchenettes. Find yourself situated downtown on Featherston Street, across from Wellington Railway Station and near Lambton Quay shopping quarter, inner-city bus routes, inter-island ferry terminals and Westpac Stadium. The hotel offers guest rooms that are angled to make the most of spectacular views over Oriental Bay and Mount Victoria.

Museum Hotel

Located opposite Te Papa, the vibrant Wellington waterfront and only a stone’s throw from the capital’s bustling entertainment precinct Courtenay Place, Museum Hotel is the preferred choice for business and leisure travellers. The hotel incorporates 165 elegant rooms, spacious studios and suites, an award winning restaurant, bars and a superb collection of contemporary New Zealand art displayed in the lobby and foyer areas. Leisure facilities include a heated lap pool, spa pool, sauna, well-equipped fitness center and Cathy Davys Hair Design and Day Spa. PAY 2

From $177

Mercure Wellington

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Mercure Wellington is located on the Terrace with panoramic views over the city and harbor. A short taxi ride away is Wellington’s iconic attractions such as Te Papa Museum, Parliament, Cable Car and Westpac Stadium. The hotel offers 111 guest rooms and 7 conference rooms. Facilities offered at Mercure Wellington include a restaurant, bar, 24 hour room service and a business center. Other facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium and sauna which are complimentary for all our guests. Mercure Wellington is the perfect place for you to stay and explore the Wellington area. From $108

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From $ 222

Travelodge Wellington

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The newly renovated Travelodge Wellington is situated in the town center and is a short stroll to lively cafes, shops and the beautiful Wellington Harbor. The hotel offers 132 spacious rooms with a cozy restaurant, which offers you the chance to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before you spend your day exploring Wellington. Guests enjoy close access to Te Papa Tongarewa (the museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the Museum of Wellington City & Sea.

PAY 2

GET 3

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From $134


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South Island

The incredible South Island offers everything from glacier climbing to whale watching. The compact island, presents dramatic scenery changes from lush green meadows, best viewed by hot-air balloon, remote trekking through challenging alpine and fiords, and the pleasure of discovery some of the most flavorsome white wines in the world.

SOUTH ISLAND

LOCATION

Marlborough Marlborough is the largest and most famous wine-growing region in New Zealand. It basks in year-round sunshine, providing perfect conditions for walking and sea kayaking, while a tour of some of the regions vineyards and a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a must for all visitors.

Queen Charlotte Track This spectacular walking track winds through 44 miles of native forest, along ridges and beside idyllic coves. Travel with a local guide to learn about the habitat and hear the local Maori legends.

Nelson Nelson is a region renowned for warm sunshine, fine beaches, lakes, mountains and native forests. Nelson has more than 350 working artists and crafts people, including traditional and contemporary Maori artists. Enjoy the beautiful environment while you get acquainted with the creative local culture.

Abel Tasman National Park Nelson Marlborough Kaikoura

Kaikoura While most people visit Kaikoura to see the whales including migrating Humpback, Pilot, Southern Right and Blue whales, but the beauty of the landscape is just as compelling. The Seaward Kaikoura Range rises up almost directly out of the sea in places. Running parallel to the west is the Inland Kaikoura Range.

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SOUTH ISLAND

South Island Touring & Independent Travel

10 Days Spirit of the South Coach Tour or Self Drive

7 Day Trains, Whales & Parks

Operated by Independent

Operated by Independent

Travel

Seat-in-coach throughout or rental car for duration

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Travel

Tour Code: UBTOS

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch. Upon arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your accommodation. Today is at your leisure. Stay 1 night Christchurch

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch. Upon arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your accommodation. Today is at your leisure. Stay 1 night Christchurch.

Day 2: Christchurch to Kaikoura. The TranzCoastal train passes through North Canterbury and along coastline between the Kaikoura Ranges and the Pacific. Stay 1 night in Kaikoura

Day 2: Christchurch / Kaikoura. The Tranzcoastal train passes through North Canterbury, then along the coastline between Kaikoura Ranges and the Pacific. Conditions permitting, enjoy a cruise along the coast of Kaikoura. Stay 1 night Kaikoura

Day 3: Kaikoura / Blenheim / Nelson. Rejoin the TranzCoastal train and turn inland to Blenheim. Continue by coach to Nelson. 2 nights in Nelson Day 4: Nelson / Abel Tasman National Park / Nelson. A full day excursion in the Abel Tasman National Park. Coach to Kaiteriteri Beach before boarding your cruise. Choose to remain onboard for the duration of the cruise or disembark to walk part of the track. Day 5: Nelson / Greymouth. Travel down the coast to Greymouth via Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Stay 1 night in Greymouth Day 6: Greymouth / Glaciers. Join a guided West Coast sightseeing tour to the glaciers. Stay 1 night in Fox or Franz Joseph Glacier. Day 7: Glaciers / Queenstown. Head south to The Haast River which guides you inland through the Haast Pass to Lake Wanaka. Continue on through Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown. Stay 3 nights in Queenstown. Day 8: Queenstown / Milford Sound / Queenstown. Travel through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, where you’ll enjoy a Milford Sound Cruise. Return to Queenstown arriving early evening.

Day 3: Kaikoura / Blenheim / Nelson. Join the Tranzcoastal train and turn inland to Blenheim. Continue by coach to Nelson. Stay 2 nights in Nelson. Day 4: Nelson / Abel Tasman National Park / Nelson. A full day excursion in Abel Tasman National Park. Coach to Kaiteriteri Beach before boarding your cruise. Choose to remain onboard for the duration of the cruise or disembark to walk part of the track. Day 5: Nelson / Greymouth. Travel through the Buller Gorge to Westport, and down the coast to Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Stay 1 night in Greymouth. Day 6: Greymouth / Christchurch. This morning is at your leisure. Board the Tranzalpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across to Canterbury Plains. Stay 1 night in Christchurch Day 7: Depart Christchurch. Transfer to Christchurch airport for your onward travel arrangements.

Day 9: Queenstown. Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Day 10: Queenstown / Mt Cook / Christchurch. Travel through Kawarau Gorge and over the Lindis Pass to reach Mt Cook. Pass Lake Tekapo, then north to Christchurch where your tour concludes. From $1575

From $ 2186

9 Day Southern Tourer

Operated by Australian

Pacific Touring

Tour code: NCC09 | Southern Tourer, 9 Days • Christchurch • Mt Cook • Dunedin • Queenstown • Te Anau

Day 1: Arrive in Christchurch. Transfer to your hotel. Stay: Rydges Christchurch.

Day 6: Journey to Dunedin, and choose your activity.. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City.

Day 2: Board the TranzAlpine train. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and continue to Franz Josef. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier.

Day 7: See the Moeraki Boulders en route to Mt Cook National Park. Join your selected activity from options including a walk through the National Park, Alpine Explorer Cruise or a discovery of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage.

Day 3: Travel along the West Coast to Queenstown. Two Night Stay: Queenstown, Novotel Lakeside. Day 4: Choose from a selection of activities. Perhaps visit local wineries or join a jetboat ride.

Day 8: Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before leaving the High Country. Cross the Rakaia River and Canterbury plains to Christchurch. Stay: Rydges Christchurch.

Day 5: Follow the Remarkables mountain range to Milford Sound. Board a cruise along the length of the sound. Stay: Distinction Hotels and Villas.

Day 9: Choose from a selection of activities in Christchurch. After your sightseeing, a transfer to the airport is included.

From $ 2905 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Marlborough Nelson & Abel Tasman Tours

Abel Tasman Sailing Tours

Operated by Abel

SOUTH ISLAND

3 Day Guided Kayak & Walk

Tasman Sailing Adventures

Cruise Abel Tasman National Park coastline on your catamaran and enjoy scenic sailing with gentle sea breezes. The only scheduled full-day sailing tour of this coastal paradise explores shallow lagoons and crystal clear waters, with beach stops, walks and optional swimming. Enjoy the antics of the local fur seals. Get involved with the sailing or sit back and relax. Join a full day sailing tour, or combined sailing and walking tour. Private personalized tours are available. Sailing tours depart Kaiteriteri Beach with coach transfers available. From $146

Taste Marlborough Tour

Operated by Wilsons

Abel Tasman National Park

Take a journey along one of the finest coasts in the world, staying at the only two Beachfront Lodges within the Abel Tasman National Park: Torrent Bay Lodge and Meadowbank Homestead - Awaroa. Operated by Marlborough

Travel

Full Day - Tour Code: TMT

Taste Marlborough with a full-day tour through Marlborough’s world famous wine region. Taste Marlborough has been created for visitors who love great wine and those who want to learn more about the region, the wineries, the wines and the people who create them. Each winery experience has been specially created and privately hosted to ensure a stunning tasting experience. You’ll tour through a select number of boutique and iconic wineries including Cloudy Bay and Te Whare Ra. Each winery is selected for its history, fabulous service and stunning range of wines. From $196

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From $1145

Quality private rooms, friendly hosts, fine dining, open fires and central heating provide civilised adventure year round.

Kayak, Seals & Walk Day Trip

Greenshell Mussel Cruise

Operated by Marlborough

Expert Guides help you design each day to be as adventurous or relaxed as desired. Walk through lush native rainforest, sea kayak the forest-fringed bays or simply laze on a goldensand beach. You’ll travel in style between Lodges on the fast, comfortable Vista Cruise look for seals, penguins, dolphins and birds basking under the most sunshine hours in New Zealand. At day’s end, relax in your ensuite room before indulging in a fine meal of local specialities. Welcoming visitors since 1841, your hosts, the Wilson family, share eight generations of experience in the region.

Tour Code: GSMC-FIT

Operated by Wilsons

Abel Tasman National Park

Enjoy an informative and fun afternoon cruising from Havelock into the Marlborough Sounds. Take in the natural beauty, learn about the history of the area and the pioneering families who have settled here. Visit a Greenshell Mussel farm where your launch captain will explain how this delicacy grows in the Sounds. Then indulge in freshly steamed mussels and a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Cruise departs daily at 1.30pm from 1 September - 31 March. Need transport - Marlborough Icons Tour collect from Picton, Blenheim & Nelson. From $ 95

An all-in-one experience! Start with an easy two-hour Guided Sea Kayak explores the spectacular sculpted granite Kaiteriteri coast to famous ‘Split Apple Rock’. Then travel in style and comfort aboard the 1pm Vista Cruise into the heart of the park. View the antics of the Tonga Island Seal Colony before disembarking at picturesque Tonga Quarry cove to enjoy a 2-hour unguided coastal bush walk, through native forest to the beautiful Bark Bay lagoon and golden sands of Medlands beach, rejoining the Vista Cruise for your return. (20 Oct – 18 April). From $131

HELiPRO Abel Tasman - Kahurangi National Park Combo

Abel Tasman Day Pass

Operated by HELiPRO

Operated by Wilsons

Approx. 45 minutes

Enjoy spectacular views of two of New Zealand’s most beautiful National Parks, the worldrenowned Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Park. In addition to these stunning National Parks, this tour takes in stunning views of the Nelson district, Mt Arthur, Harwoods Hole and the Takaka Valley before tracking back along the beautiful coastline of the Abel Tasman. Take to the sky and soak up the ultimate view of this magnificent region. From $ 380

Abel Tasman National Park

A flexible cruise and walk day-pass offering a range of walks and cruise durations to suit your schedule and abilities. From the comforts of the new state-of-the-art cruising catamaran you’ll discover golden sand beaches, lush native forest, stunning coastal views, seal viewing and opportunities to swim in calm azure waters. The Vista Cruise features onboard cafe and easy access. Stay aboard for the full cruise or select a cruise and walk option, disembarking to enjoy a bush walk or beach-stop before rejoining the boat for your return. From $ 74

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SOUTH ISLAND

Marlborough Nelson & Abel Tasman Tours

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The Resurgence

The Portage Resort Hotel

With Nelson airport 50 minutes’ drive away, this award-winning eco-lodge is the closest 5-star accommodation to Abel Tasman National Park, giving you access to native birds, bush tracks and 50 acres of wilderness. Dinner at The Lodge is a highlight, showcasing fresh local produce and fine Nelson wines. Child and smoke free, The Resurgence is a relaxed and friendly base for exploring Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, Golden Bay as well as Nelson art and wine trails. Boutique rooms and luxury self-contained Bush Suites are available.

Base yourself at The Portage and explore the magic of the Marlborough Sounds. Just ten minutes from Picton by boat and only a ten-minute walk from the acclaimed Queen Charlotte Track, its 41 hotel rooms offer spectacular views across Kenepuru Sound. The Retro Lounge Bar features an open fireplace and expansive windows, Te Weka Restaurant is onsite for quality dining, while Snapper Café offers a casual waterside experience. Guests can enjoy a range of water, walk and wine experiences with Discover Portage and Marlborough Sounds Adventure Center. PAY 3

From $ 384

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

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Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Resort is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and charming décor. Surrounded by stunning well-kept gardens, the resort is conveniently located just minutes from the heart of Nelson and the city’s airport. With four types of accommodation to choose from the hotel has 20 boutique rooms and an equally stunning lobby enclosed by a timberbeamed ceiling. For those wanting a bit more space the comfortable Studio units are a perfect option. The beautifully furnished one and two bedroom Cottages are the main feature of the Monaco Resort. Each cottage is uniquely furnished with French doors that open onto the Village Green, the stream, or your own private courtyard. A 4-star plus Resort, the Monaco has its own awardwinning restaurant ‘The Orangerie’, three purpose built conference venues, pool, gym, a health and beauty spa, craftsman jeweler and hairdresser.

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Raetihi Lodge

Nestled in a secluded bay of extraordinary beauty in the Marlborough Sounds is Raetihi Lodge. Perfect for a special getaway, intimate wedding, corporate retreat or holiday, let the staff at Raetihi Lodge take care of you. Setting its own standards for gracious, unsurpassed hospitality, enjoy the comfort and tranquillity of this special place. With 14 rooms and three different room types you can choose the option to best suit you with the Seaview rooms enjoying expansive view over the blue water of the Kenepuru Sound from your private deck. Garden rooms are tucked away in a quiet corner where you can unwind in the seclusion and serenity of the beautiful surrounding gardens, while the private Hillview rooms are comfortable and inviting. Do as much or as little as you like with walking, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and golf, all available from the lodge.

From $164

Heartland Hotel Marlborough

From $ 207

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Heartland Hotel Marlborough brings a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to the heart of Marlborough wine country. The hotel is conveniently located just a short walk from the center of Blenheim and 20 minutes’ drive to the inter-island ferry terminal in Picton. Heartland offers a range of accommodation with 54 guest rooms including standard rooms, family rooms and a one-bedroom suite. A heated outdoor pool (Oct-Apr) and Seymours Restaurant & Bar are onsite, while courtesy transfers to and from the airport are included.

Old St Marys Convent

Situated on an estate of 60 acres of parkland and vineyard, offers five luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including the magnificent Honeymoon Suite in the old Convent Chapel, each with full ensuite. Built in 1901 for the Sister’s of Mercy, the convent was moved to its present location in 1994 and completely restored retaining its original charm and character. A well-stocked library, billiards room, bicycles and outdoor swimming pool are available.

From $133 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.

From $ 622


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Kaikoura

SOUTH ISLAND Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Operated by Canterbury

Leisure Tours

Full Day Tour incl. Whale Watching

Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals that can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins. Travel by coach to Kaikoura and join a whale watch tour; by boat or light aircraft, the choice is yours. Enjoy a café lunch and visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. On your return to Christchurch a stop will be made at a North Canterbury vineyard where a wine tasting has been arranged for your pleasure.

Located 7.5 miles north of the world renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura, Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses shares the land with a deer stud and olive grove, nestled between the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range and famed Mangamaunu Bay. A contemporary country lodge, featuring four lodge rooms, five luxury tree houses built in the canopy of a native Manuka grove and the Olive House Suite. Onsite facilities include outdoor lap pool, swimming pond, guest change room, sauna, gym, beauty treatment and guest restaurant.

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Scenic Flight Whale Watching

Operated by Wings

Over Whales

Kaikoura - Whales, Wine, Mountains & Sea

30 Minute Scenic Flight

In a typical 30-minute flight you will see the majestic Sperm Whale preparing for its next dive and up to 500 Dusky Dolphins playfully swimming. Occasional sightings include Southern Right, Humpback, Fin, Sei, Brydes, Pilot, Southern Bottlenose and Blue Whales. Other less frequent visitors to the area include Common, Hector’s, Risso’s and Southern Right Whale Dolphins, as well as Orca. Flying over Kaikoura Peninsula, you can see evidence of Maori fortifications (Pa sites), the township of Kaikoura and New Zealand Fur Seals relaxing on the rocks. From $148

Operated by Canterbury

Trails

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: KA01

Depart Christchurch and travel through rural North Canterbury to Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea. Join a Whale Watch cruise and experience the magic of seeing magnificent sperm whales and dusky dolphins up close. Enjoy a café lunch, discover the glorious vista from the Kaikoura Peninsula and view New Zealand fur seals. Experience local wines at the stunning Kaikoura Winery before returning to Christchurch. Included: Whale Watch cruise, lunch, guided walks and informative commentary, picnic teas, wine tastings and transfers. From $ 420

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SOUTH ISLAND

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

Christchurch

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Christchurch City Package

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers Out of the 140 glaciers flowing from the soaring peaks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, only two creep as far as the lower rainforests, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. This phenomenon makes access to these ancient glaciers possible. Guided glacier walks, climbing experiences, heli-hike and scenic flights are available.

Wanaka In Wanaka you can saddle up a horse or strap on the skis and embrace the great outdoors. If that sounds too energetic, slide into a café and absorb the lakeside scenery. Wanaka is also a handy base if you want to hike or climb in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Day 1: Upon arrival in Christchurch, shuttle transfer to your chosen hotel. Day 2: Travel by road through Canterbury Plains. At Springfield, board the TranzAlpine to travel through the Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass. Continue by road into the snowcapped Southern Alps; enjoy lunch at the Wobbly Kea Restaurant Arthurs Pass. The return journey to Christchurch is by road through Arthurs Pass National Park and the high alpine passes. Sheep farm visit with late afternoon tea, sheep shearing and sheep mustering demonstration. Day 3: Choose to extend your stay or your driver will meet you at your hotel today for shuttle coach transfer to the airport.

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

Westcoast

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park This park is a land of ice and rock. Glaciers cover 40 per cent of its area and there are 19 peaks over 3,000 meters, including New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki Mount Cook. Mount Cook Village is a base for climbers and hikers.

Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

Mt Cook Lake Tekapo Christchurch Wanaka

From $ 439 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


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Christchurch Tours

SOUTH ISLAND

Discover Christchurch

Operated by Canterbury

Leisure Tours

Hanmer Springs Day Tour

Half Day Tour Morning or Afternoon

The tour commences by covering the central city highlights before traveling to Mona Vale an historic homestead and gardens then on to the Sign of the Takahe, an historic building providing spectacular views over the city, Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. Again heading off, you’ll travel to the seaside suburb of Sumner where you stop at Cave Rock before returning to Christchurch via the Port Hills, the Port of Lyttleton and the Lyttelton tunnel. From $ 49

Leisure Tours

Full Day Tour inc Lunch

Visit the naturally picturesque and tranquil setting of Hanmer Springs. Enjoy the excitement of river rafting, jet boating or bungy jumping at Thrillseekers Canyon before visiting a working sheep farm. Once in Hanmer Springs it’s lunch at the Garden House Cafe and in the afternoon the tour take you up Jacks Pass into the mountains overlooking the Hanmer Plateau or, should you wish, spend the time exploring the village of Hanmer Springs. End the day by relaxing in the hot thermal pools Hanmer Springs is famous for. From $ 239

TranzAlpine Arthurs Pass

Operated by Canterbury

Leisure Tours

Arthur’s Pass by Train - Mountains & Forest

Full Day Tour Incl. Train, Lunch, Jetboating & Farm

From Christchurch you’ll travel by road to TranzAlpine train to journey through the Southern Alps, renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world. From Arthur’s Pass you will tour the national park and Otira Gorge by road prior to lunch in the village of Arthur’s Pass. Your return journey is by road through a magnificent scenic region, stopping on the way for an exhilarating jet boat ride through spectacular gorges of the Waimak River. You’ll also stop at a high country sheep farm for a tour, shearing and afternoon tea. From $ 316

Akaroa Harbor Nature Cruises

Operated by Black

Operated by Canterbury

Cat Cruises

Operated by Canterbury

Trails

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: AP02

Journey from Christchurch into the heart of Arthur’s Pass National Park by the TranzAlpine Train. View spectacular mountain glaciers and the Otira Gorge. Take short walks to explore native bush, forests and waterfalls. Enjoy lunch at a country hotel. Visit the mysterious and sacred site of Kura Tawhiti (Castle Hill) an area of limestone cliffs and weatherworn, rainsmoothed rocks. Cross over Porter’s Pass and the Canterbury Plains before returning to Christchurch. TranzAlpine Train, guided walks, informative commentary, lunch, picnic, teas and transfers included. From $ 390

Akaroa - Cruise, Dolphins and Volcano

2 Hour Scenic Cruise

Depart Akaroa aboard the large modern catamaran, Black Cat, into the sweeping scenic splendour of Akaroa Harbor. Discover playful, rare New Zealand Hector’s dolphins, fur seals, penguins and many other sea birds. Visit Cathedral Cave, and see everything from relics of the Maori and colonial past to a modern working salmon farm of today. The twohour cruise departs daily from the Main Wharf in Akaroa. Swimming with dolphins is also available all year round in Akaroa. Black Cat Cruises is a previous winner of the Supreme NZ Tourism Award. From $ 61

Operated by Canterbury

Trails

Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Tour Code: AK01

Travel along an extinct volcanic rim with stunning views of Banks Peninsula, Akaroa Harbor, the Pacific Ocean and remote bays. Explore the picturesque village of Akaroa, the only French settlement to be established in New Zealand before enjoying lunch at an awardwinning café. Take a nature cruise on the harbor with Black Cat Cruises and search for the rare Hector’s dolphins, fur seals and penguins. Return to Christchurch via Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory. Nature Cruise, lunch, informative commentary, picnic, teas, cheese tasting and transfers included. From $ 271

Chest Peak

Operated by HELiPRO

From the HELiPRO Helicenter we fly west over the Canterbury Plains on track to the majestic Waimakariri Gorge, gateway to the Southern Alps. Enjoy the thrill of flying through this spectacular steep sided river canyon before climbing to land at high altitude on the summit of the dramatic Chest Peak. Here you will enjoy expansive 360 degree views overlooking the Canterbury Plains and our snow capped alpine mountains. After enjoying some light refreshments board your helicopter and enjoy a thrilling descent over the Ashley River and Lee’s Valley for the return flight to Christchurch. From $ 576 All “From Prices” for accommodation are “per room” and tours are “per person” and Value Add offers relate to specific travel periods - please enquire for further information and quotes.


Christchurch Tours & Accommodation

SOUTH ISLAND Balloon Adventures Up Up and Away

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Heritage Christchurch

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A unique hotel set in a convenient CBD location and comprising new hotel-style rooms in the Heritage Tower and self-contained one, two and three bedroom suites in the beautifully restored near 100-year-old Old Government Building. The gracious and sophisticated Maddison’s Restaurant serves innovative New Zealand cuisine, while guests are free to enjoy the bar, heated indoor lap pool, spa, sauna, business center, Champs Elysées Beauty Day Spa and 24-hour room service.

From $199

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Operated by Balloon

Adventures Up Up and Away

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Approximately 4 hours

Fly up, up and away in Christchurch/Canterbury, New Zealand with one of the world’s most experienced ballooning companies. Canterbury’s geography and climate are ideal for ballooning. There is no other place in the world where it is possible to fly from the center of the city, in view of the sun rising out of the ocean, toward snow-capped mountains. Beginning at sunrise, passengers are actively encouraged to help in the pre-flight preparation before boarding one of the six state-of-theart balloons for an adventure you’ll never forget. You’ll spend approximately one hour in the air taking in 360-degree views of the stunning scenery. After landing you’ll celebrate with a glass of bubbly. Photos of the flight can be purchased.

Ideally situated central to Victoria Square and beside the Avon River, Crowne Plaza Christchurch has the city at its doorstep. It is physically linked to the Christchurch Convention Center and adjacent to the Christchurch Casino, and is just minutes from the central business district and all leading city attractions. The warm setting of the hotel is not only reflected in the stylish rooms, sumptuous restaurants and spacious public areas, but most importantly, it permeates through the attentive yet unobtrusive service of the committed and dedicated team.

From $ 290

From $177

The George

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The Marque Hotel Christchurch

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The Marque Christchurch is located in the Christchurch CBD and offers 171 chic accommodation rooms with city views. The hotel is a 15-minute walk to the Contemporary Art Center and Town Hall. At The Marque Christchurch you’ll find all rooms have contemporary furnishings, air conditioning, work desk and tea and coffee making facilities. Hotel facilities include a spa, fitness center, bar and restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is also available in all public areas.

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The George, a luxury boutique hotel, is the essence of supreme comfort and is renowned for offering a personalized stay and attentive staff. The décor is stylish and contemporary providing a relaxed but chic ambience. Located in the heart of Christchurch overlooking the picturesque Hagley Park and river Avon you will find a peaceful retreat just steps from Christchurch’s cultural precinct and key attractions. With 53 intimate, stylish newly refurbished rooms and suites, two award-winning restaurants and a one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio, impeccable service is guaranteed. The George, a 5-star Qualmark hotel, was recognized as ‘New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and one of the top two New Zealand city hotels by both Conde Nast Traveller and Travel and Leisure magazines in 2009. It is the only 5-star hotel in the south island with an Enviro Gold rating.

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From $ 395

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From $113


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Rydges Christchurch

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Perfectly situated in the heart of the city and adjacent to the picturesque Avon River, this iconic property offers panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Christchurch’s famous Cathedral Square. Rydges Christchurch offers a choice of contemporary accommodation with an extensive range of facilities and services tailored towards the most discerning traveller. Rydges Christchurch is the only hotel located within Christchurch’s cultural and culinary precinct and within easy walking distance to the Convention Center and local attractions. PAY 2

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Situated approximately 1.3 miles from the city center and 3.1 miles from the airport, Chateau on the Park is set in five acres of landscaped gardens. Let The Chateau on the Park Hotel introduce you to the very best of Christchurch – extensive city shopping, stunning Botanic Gardens, leisurely punting on the River Avon. The Chateau on the Park is a world away from the stresses of city life, yet just minutes away from the vibrant city. Relax and unwind in the landscaped gardens, award-winning restaurant or the cozy bar.

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The Holiday Inn City Center Christchurch is the perfect base for your exploration of Christchurch with a plethora of activities and dining options just a short stroll from your doorstep. The hotel offers 149 spacious rooms that include in-room safes, new beds, and flat screen TVs with the vast majority of rooms triple glazed for your comfort. Most rooms offer panoramic views of the city, the Port Hills or the Southern Alps with some featuring their own balcony.

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Superbly situated in the very heart of this historic garden city, Ibis Christchurch is located just off Cathedral Square and is close to cafes, restaurants, museums and many of Christchurch’s most popular attractions. Ibis Christchurch opened in 2007 and offers 155 comfortable guest rooms, a modern bar and restaurant as well as an intimate meeting room. Many rooms feature views overlooking the city as well as broadband internet access.

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From $159

Hotel Grand Chancellor Christchurch

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Christchurch is situated in central Christchurch city with easy access to attractions, shopping, and the café and arts scene. Qualmark 4-star, the hotel is one of the tallest building in Christchurch. Rooms enjoy spectacular views over the city and Canterbury Plains to the snow-capped Southern Alps. The Hotel features modern, classic décor with very spacious and well-appointed rooms.

From $140

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Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central is located right in the heart of the City Center, overlooking beautiful Victoria Square and the tranquil Avon River with stunning views out to the Southern Alps. The hotel’s 3.5-star Qualmark rating and its prime location places you right at the heart of this picturesque garden city. The hotel features 142 rooms of an excellent standard ranging from standard, premium, family rooms and suites. Facilities also include Terrace View Restaurant, Colombo’s Bar and complimentary use of the extensive services at Centennial Leisure Center.

From $162

Ibis Christchurch

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Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central

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Holiday Inn City Center Christchurch

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Holiday Inn on Avon offers a tranquil garden setting alongside the Avon River only a short walk to Cathedral Square. The hotel offers ample complimentary onsite car parking, indoor heated swimming pool, gym, saunas and spacious guest rooms with the majority opening onto one of the garden courtyards. The Willows on Avon Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night supper. It offers an extensive a la carte menu. Chatz Bar opens at noon daily and provides guests full bar facilities in armchair comfort.

From $173

Chateau on the Park

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Holiday Inn on Avon Christchurch

Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

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Located two minutes from Christchurch airport, adjacent to the Antarctic Center and a 15-minute drive from the CBD, Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport features 208 wellappointed rooms including newly refurbished superior rooms as well as comfortable premium and standard rooms. The hotel offers a 24/7 airport shuttle, recently refurbished restaurant and bar, pool, 24-hour reception and room service, free parking and seven conference venues accommodating up to 300 delegates. Room facilities include safety deposit boxes, Sky TV and high-speed internet access.

From $ 95

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From $135


SOUTH ISLAND Franz Josef Glacier Hiking

Operated by Franz

Josef

Full and Half Day Hiking

Twin Glacier Helicopter

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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier Guides gives you the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment offering a range of hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability. Combining traditional guiding techniques unique to New Zealand with modern innovations we are able to access glacier terrain normally only seen by experienced mountaineers. From its origins high in the Southern Alps, the Franz Josef Glacier descends deep into the rainforest of Westland’s National Park, from 2700m above sea making it the world’s steepest and fastest flowing guided glacier. From $ 92

Operated by Helicopter

West Coast & Glacier Tours

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Making the most of its alpine location, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier consists of two wings, each individual wing has its own charm and atmosphere and makes the most of the lush native bush surroundings and superb alpine views. Situated on the very edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will welcome you in true New Zealand style. The hotel offers 130 rooms, including Sky TV, minibar, fridge and internet access.

From $ 250

Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

30 Minute Scenic Flight - Tour Code: HLF4

The perfect opportunity to get up close to the glaciers and touch snow. You’ll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over two of New Zealand’s most famous glaciers and land at the head of either the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier. View the incredible natural phenomenon of the glacier as it winds slowly down the carved valleys from its origin in the mountains high above you. Flight away time: Approx 30 mins (including snow landing).

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Located in Fox Glacier township, Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is close to tourism booking offices and information centers. Within the Westland World Heritage Park you’ll find the extraordinary Fox Glacier and several other natural attractions to experience. This is a very special retreat away from the pressures of day-to-day life. Enjoy the comfort of your room, or sit back and soak up the warmth from large open fireplace in the bar. Our welcoming staff will help make you feel right at home.

From $ 242

From $ 264

Punakaiki Resort

Hollyford Track

Operated by Hollyford

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Track

Located in spectacular Fiordland National Park, dramatic Hollyford Track guided wilderness experience is one of New Zealand’s greatest walks. Explore snow-capped mountains, ancient native rainforest, pristine rivers and lakes to remote sand dunes, reef and surf. You’ll enjoy diverse experiences including hiking World Heritage area, native wildlife encounters, wilderness jet-boating, exploring historical sites and a Milford Sound scenic flight. Private lodges, fine cuisine, small groups and personal guides mean it’s a wonderful way to explore the very essence of New Zealand. From $1435

Twin Glaciers Tours

Situated on the wild West Coast, 30 minutes north of Greymouth and 300 meters south of the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, the resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park and only meters from the beach.

Operated by Kea

West Coast Tours

Full Day Tour

Kea Heritage Tours offer a brilliant, one-day trip to/from Greymouth taking in the renowned glaciers of Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and beautiful Lake Matheson, in the Te Wahi Pounamu World Heritage area. Their guides’ intimate knowledge of local people, places and stories will entertain and enthral visitors as you stop at ancient lakes, hike the glacier valley and stroll the forested lake edge. Little known ‘hidden gems’ are revealed, while the frequent stops allow you to discover the amazing scenery the locals live with.

The resort offers Standard Resort Rooms or Eco Suites, with ocean or rainforest views. All rooms are modern studio units with ensuite bathroom, Sky TV, and wireless internet. The rooms are designed in harmony with the local environment, offering privacy and seclusion. Floor to ceiling windows in the Waterline Restaurant and Bar allow you to admire the gorgeous sunset while dining on local West Coast food. Few places in the world can offer such comfort so close to the wild action.

From $ 240

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West Coast & Mt Cook Tours & Accommodation

SOUTH ISLAND

Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass is nestled in the heart of the Southern Alps. Discover wild nature and experience the 2,400 hectare nature reserve and high country merino sheep station.

This is where fur seals and Fiordland Crested Penguins meet wilderness forests, lakes and rivers. You’ll discover spectacular beaches and untouched rainforests between pristine lakes and rivers draining from the snow capped Southern Alps. Few places on earth match the natural setting of Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki.

Walk from your room into a natural paradise of beech forest, moss-lined streams and lakes. Your nature guides will help you to explore this special place the first Maori visitors called ‘Te Ko Awa a Aniwaniwa - Valley of the Mother of the Rainbows’. You can also discover the Arthur’s Pass National Park and Craigieburn Forest Park. The lodge has 20 Mountain View rooms and four luxurious Alpine Spa Lodges. They feature gourmet food and an extensive wine selection. Your tariff includes accommodation, fourcourse dinner, full breakfast and three hours of guided nature and farm trips daily. Travel to the lodge by car or the Trans-Alpine Train. Minimum two-night stay recommended.

The lodge has 24 Rainforest Rooms and four luxurious Riverview Rooms along the Moeraki River and Rapids. The lodge features gourmet food and a very extensive wine list. There are 12.5 miles of forest, river and seacoast walking tracks and a fleet of canoes in front of your room. Your tariff includes accommodation, four-course dinner, breakfast and two hours of guided nature or canoe trips daily. Brown trout fishing is available all year. Penguin season is August–December. Kayak, walk and beach comb for treasures or drive north one hour to Fox Glacier.

From $ 603

From $ 603

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Newly developed Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a stunning, unique lodge-style hotel surrounded by native rainforest on New Zealand’s beautiful West Coast. Nestled between the mountains and the sea with a World Heritage glacier just minutes away, this exclusive retreat offers an experience you simply won’t find anywhere else. Guest rooms have been designed with both comfort and environmental preservation top of mind. In-room features include a heat pump to maximise guest comfort, a pillow menu, luxurious bed linen, as well as a private balcony or courtyard.

Ideally placed for adventure and leisure pursuits near the shores of dazzling Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort is surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The resort is a scenic 2.5-hour drive from both Christchurch and Queenstown. Accommodation ranges from studio rooms to one, two and three bedroom villas with the tranquil decor inspired by lake and earth tones. Rakinui Restaurant serves local New Zealand specialities in a delightful setting with breathtaking lake views.

From $ 549

Mountains High / Alpine Explorer Mt Cook

Operated by Helicopter

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Discover Mt Cook

30 minute or 45 minute Heli flight

Experience this magnificent environment with a high alpine helicopter flight over the Ben Ohau Mountains. Watch as the landscape changes from low rolling hills to steep rugged mountains as you rise above scarred ridges left by ancient glaciers. Rise over a mountain pass that reveals superb views out to Aoraki/Mount Cook and its surrounding peaks. Prepare yourself for an amazing alpine landing where you will be able to play in the snow. Enjoy expansive views down the Tasman Valley on your return to Lake Pukaki. From $ 251

Operated by Great

Sights

Full Day Tour

Travel to Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park through beautiful farming countryside that’s in view of the majestic Southern Alps. At Lake Tekapo visit the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd that stands on the lake foreshore, before heading to Mt Cook Village. Here you will be mesmerised by the alpine surroundings and the sight of Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. Spend time enjoying lunch (own expense) or exploring Mt Cook Village. Tours operate daily from Christchurch and Queenstown, as either one-way or return day tour options. From $169

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SOUTH ISLAND Siberia Wilderness Adventure Heli-Walk-Jetboat

Operated by Wilkin

River Jets

Wanaka

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Edgewater

Heli-Walk-Jetboat

A ‘must-do’ activity when visiting NZ, this four-hour /half-day wilderness experience combines a spectacular 20-minute glacier helicopter flight, a three-hour valley walk and 30-minute jet boat safari back to base. Start your experience in Makarora with a scenic helicopter flight taking in aerial views of the towering ice carved mountains and glaciers. Land in the remote Siberia Valley and enjoy a relaxing three-hour walk on a well-marked track. You’ll rendezvous later for a fast-paced return via river jet safari. Suitable for most ages with medium energy levels required, this is a great value combo.

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Edgewater lies right at the water’s edge of Lake Wanaka. It is the perfect destination for you to experience all that Central Otago’s seasons have to offer. The long, hot summers fade slowly into beautiful autumn colors, before the clear mountain air promises snow and crisp winter days. As the snowfalls melt, spring returns with its lush, bright greens. At Edgewater they have genuine local knowledge that complements the inviting accommodation and enticing seasonal menu. Your hosts will unlock the very best Wanaka experiences, tailored for you. Edgewater is a 4-star plus Qualmark graded, all-suite property situated on the edge of Lake Wanaka. Come and touch the seasons at Edgewater.

From $ 340

From $ 212

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Queenstown

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

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Queenstown City Package

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Fiordland The power of Fiordland’s scenery never fails to enthral travellers. Waterfalls tumble hundreds of meters into massive fiords, ancient rainforest clings impossibly to the mountains, while shimmering lakes and granite peaks remain today as they did a thousand years ago.

Milford Sound On a still day in Milford Sound, the waters of the fiord reflect a perfect image of the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak. A cruise is the best way to appreciate the grandeur of Milford, while in torrential rain the mountain walls come to life with thousands of waterfalls.

Day 1: Upon arrival in Queenstown, shuttle transfer to your chosen hotel. Day 2: A full day tour including return transfers and a Milford Sound cruise is included in your package. There is plenty of time available to explore points of interest and view stunning scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and the towering peaks; and keep a look out for wildlife. Day 3: Enjoy a leisurely day by Lake Wakitpu or pre-book from our recommended activities. Day 4: Choose to extend your stay or your driver will meet you at your hotel today for shuttle coach transfer to the airport.

Dunedin The city of Dunedin was built with the riches of the gold rush. Consequently it has one of the best collections of Edwardian and Victorian architecture in the southern hemisphere. Gothic church spires, ornate mansions, swathes of native forest and magnificent views of the harbor.

Stewart Island In the Maori language, Stewart Island is known as Rakiura, which translates as ‘the land of the glowing skies’. This name probably refers to the aurora australis, an atmospheric phenomenon that is often seen in the southern sky. The forest on Stewart Island is a haven for a great variety of birdlife.

Queenstown

Milford Sound Fiordland

Dunedin Stewart Island

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From $ 489


Queenstown Tours

SOUTH ISLAND Queenstown Rafting Triple Challenge

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TSS Earnslaw / Walter Peak High Country Farm

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Journeys

Tour Code: RJ501

Relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel with a cruise onboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Affectionately known as the ‘Lady of the Lake’, she has transported goods for local run-holders and conveyed passengers on beautiful Lake Wakatipu for over 96 years. Disembark at Walter Peak High Country Farm to experience farming life. Watch the farm demonstrator shear a sheep and sheep dogs working stock. Other Walter Peak options include horse-trekking, barbecue lunch cooked on the terrace or traditional carvery-style evening dining in the Colonel’s Homestead. From $ 65

Half-Day Wine Tours

Operated by Queenstown

Rafting

Half Day Tour

Your adventure begins with a short briefing before you’ll be taken to the most exciting jet boat ride: Shotover Jet. Speed through rocky canyons as you experience the famous ‘Hamilton 360’ spins. From here at Cavells Rafting Lodge, you’ll change into full rafting gear and climb aboard a twin turbine helicopter for a spectacular roller coaster flight into Skippers Canyon. Landing at Deep Creek, you’ll meet your rafting guide for a full safety briefing. Rafting peaceful waters at first, you’ll have time to practice your paddling techniques before hearing the roar of the ‘Mother’ section. Your heart will be pumping as you paddle through ‘Squeeze’, ‘Toilet’, ‘Oh Shit’ and ‘Pinball’. Finally you arrive at the Oxenbridge Tunnel and raft 170m through darkness before splashing out through your last rapid, ‘Cascade’. No experience necessary – just From $ 356 water confidence required.

Walter Peak Guided Cycling

Operated by Real

Journeys

Operated by Queenstown

Wine Trail

Join the ‘Original Tour’ for an in-depth introduction with wine tastings at four wineries, an underground wine cave tour and viewing of Queenstown’s original bungy jump. Winery lunch may be purchased. Relaxed and leisurely, the ‘Summer Sampler Wine Tour’ operates October through April. This tour includes tastings at two wineries, an underground wine cave tour, cheese presentation and tasting and a winery lunch selected off the menu . Both Wine Tours operate daily, departing at 12:30pm. From $106

Skyline Gondola and Buffet Dinner

Tour Code: RJ530

Operated by Skyline

Queenstown

Enjoy a leisurely cycle along a quiet back country road through tussock high country with views of the Von River and snow covered Mount Earnslaw at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Cyclists are accompanied by a van with cycle trailer enabling them to cycle as much or as little or as required. Along the way learn about surrounding high country sheep and cattle stations. On arrival back at Walter Peak visit the Colonel’s Homestead for afternoon tea before boarding the TSS Earnslaw for the return cruise to Queenstown. Picnic lunch and hot drinks are included. From $164

Transport yourself to new heights by scenic gondola to enjoy Queenstown’s most spectacular views and a mouth-watering ‘Taste of New Zealand’ buffet of legendary proportions in the Skyline Restaurant. Feast on sumptuous seafood, roast meats, salads and delicious desserts. Tiered seating guarantees stunning views from every table. Plus there’s casual dining available during the day in the Skyline Cafe. There are more activities to choose from with the Skyline Luge, Kiwi Haka, souvenir shop and walks.

Wilderness, and Funyak Safaris

Safari of the Scenes

Operated by Wilderness,

Operated by Nomad

and Funyak Safaris

Queenstown’s Dart River Jet Safaris are unique combinations of breathtaking World Heritage scenery, exciting wilderness jet boating, Maori heritage and inspiring adventure. It’s these truly authentic discoveries that make New Zealand such an exceptional destination. Choose the journey that suits you best from a range of two amazing Safari options: the discovery of the Wilderness Safari, or the unique Funyak Safari adventure where you will experience ‘New Zealand’s Most Sensational Journey’. From $168

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Safaris

Half Day Tour

Queenstown’s original 4WD safari company celebrates over 20 years of backcountry adventures. Created to capture the very essence of small group touring, these same principles still drive the company today. They remain fun and informative while getting you in touch with your surroundings. Whether enjoying Lord of the Rings locations, backcountry pioneer history, Skippers Canyon or Macetown, the knowledgeable guides ensure an entertaining and educational experience. A maximum of six clients per guide ensures a very personal experience and one to be treasured. From $129

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Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Operated by Real

Journeys

SOUTH ISLAND Milford Sound Day Tour

Tour Code: RJ200

Operated by Great

Sights

This relaxing cruise has special appeal for the independent traveller. The onboard nature guides will share the fiord’s natural beauty and detailing its flora and fauna. Onboard you will explore points of interest and view stunning scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and the towering peaks. Be sure to keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season. Transport is available in a luxury glass-roofed coach from Te Anau or Queenstown, or choose to fly over spectacular alpine scenery (subject to weather). From $195

Journey across the Southern Alps and travel deep into the Homer Tunnel. Uncover Eglinton Valley, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, then walk across The Chasm. At the deep waters of Milford Sound, board your 1 3/4 hour Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. See the wonders of Mitre Peak. After your cruise return to Queenstown by coach. Alternatively book a scenic flight.

Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Operated by Real

Journeys

Tour Code: RJ250

From $199

Operated by Real

Journeys

Tour Code: RJ350

An overnight cruise in Milford Sound onboard the Milford Mariner is the ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience.

Indulge in an overnight cruise in the long southern twilight providing a very special dinner, bed and breakfast experience.

In Milford Sound, you’ll board the purpose-built overnight cruise vessel, Milford Mariner. Once settled in to your private cabin with ensuite bathroom, you’ll cruise the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea offering stunning views of waterfalls, wildlife, rainforest and mountains with commentary from an experienced onboard nature guide.

From Manapouri, cruise across picturesque Lake Manapouri to West Arm before boarding a coach through dense rainforest over Wilmot Pass to Doubtful Sound. Purpose built, the Fiordland Navigator offers private cabins, spacious viewing decks, a comfortable dining salon and the opportunity to launch kayaks or explore in tender crafts. Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Doubtful Sound offering stunning views of waterfalls, wildlife, rainforest and mountains with commentary from an experienced onboard nature guide. The vessel then anchors overnight in one of Doubtful Sound’s hidden arms.

The spacious decks let you view the wilderness scenery and wildlife such as fur seals, dolphins and rare penguins when in season. Anchor overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove with options such as kayaking and tender craft excursions. The next morning, after a hot breakfast, there is time for further cruising on the fiord before returning to the Milford wharf. Luxury coach connections available from Te Anau and Queenstown. From $145

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise

Operated by Real

Journeys

The following morning, after a full breakfast, there is further cruising before retracing your steps to Manapouri. Luxury coach connections are available from Te Anau From $ 225 and Queenstown.

Matakauri Lodge

Tour Code: RJ301

Depart Queenstown by luxury coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through farmland to Manapouri. Cruise across picturesque Lake Manapouri to West Arm before crossing through some of Fiordland’s most dense rainforest over Wilmot Pass by coach. On reaching Deep Cove, board a state of the art catamaran vessel for a three-hour cruise of beautiful Doubtful Sound. Retrace your steps over Wilmot Pass to view the Manapouri Underground Power Station before returning to Queenstown. Pre-booked lunch options available. From $ 320

Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers stunning views of the lake and mountain ranges. Just seven minutes from Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge provides an alpine lakeside retreat nestled in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes. The lodge offers accommodation in 11 luxurious suites, with eight situated in outlying cottages and three suites within the main lodge. Every suite offers a private porch, bedroom with sitting area, fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountain panorama.

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SOUTH ISLAND The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments Queenstown is the new gateway to the ‘True South’. The absolute lakefront hotel and apartments offer a rare blend of luxury accommodation, 21st century infrastructure and unique service features with articulate and passionate staff. The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s stylish accommodation options include 60 spacious hotel-style Rees Hotel Rooms and 90 luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments featuring super king sized beds, under floor heating, flat screen televisions with 25 Sky channels and 60 on demand movies all with large terraces showcasing Lake Wakatipu and/or The Remarkables mountains. Each month in the True South Dining Room menus showcase the spectacular produce available in Central Otago. A proud relationship with local suppliers allows the chefs access to some of the best produce in the world, all found in the local district.

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Millbrook Resort

The 5-star Millbrook Resort near Queenstown is a secluded, luxurious haven with an internationally renowned reputation. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Millbrook features a full range of stylish accommodation, stone-clad buildings with a 150-year history, three multi award-winning cuisine options, 27-hole world-class golf course, golf academy with New Zealand’s most sophisticated technology, award-winning spa facilities, an extensive health and fitness center and several miles of hiking and biking trails. Guests delight in a personalized and dedicated service while enjoying Millbrook’s four-season appeal. Millbrook is more than a premier holiday; it is the essence of sophisticated relaxation in one of the world’s most stunning natural locations. Millbrook is only 15 minutes’ shuttle ride from Queenstown and a short five-minute drive to the historic Arrowtown.

From $162

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Distinction Nugget Point, Queenstown

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Intimate in design and supremely positioned in a dramatic setting suspended above Queenstown’s Shotover River, Distinction Nugget Point Boutique Hotel & Spa is a short drive from Queenstown and Arrowtown.

Relax in an air of timeless elegance and experience a resort that captures the essence of a truly unique region.

Luxurious suites with private balconies enjoy vistas of the famous ‘gold rich’ Shotover River and mountains towering on the skyline or gorgeous garden views. A plethora of facilities combined with the charming atmosphere that the hotel is renowned for ensures your stay is the pinnacle of your holiday experience.

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The hotel is perfect for either an international conference venue or as a restful haven from the rigours of Queenstown’s many outdoor adventure pursuits. Whatever your leisure, or when the work is done, the Millennium Hotel Queenstown will enhance your sojourn in this glorious region. All of the 220 elegant rooms and suites are appointed with those touches of luxury that qualify a Millennium worldwide. You’ll appreciate the attentive yet discreet service with all rooms featuring air conditioning, on demand pay movies, mini bar as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

From $ 305

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Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Crowne Plaza Queenstown

This urban hotel with park-like surroundings and the alpine views offers luxury accommodation while being a short stroll from Queenstown’s town center. The 19 spacious rooms, all with designer touches, bring affordable luxury to the sophisticated traveller. Enjoy Central Otago wine and canapés in the stylish Remarkables Lounge while the knowledgeable hosts provide specialized advice on local attractions. A delicious a la carte breakfast is available, the ideal way to start that adventure-filled day.

Boasting an unrivalled in-town location with spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, the hotel is located mere steps away from Queenstown’s vibrant shopping center. Stunning facilities including an award-winning restaurant onsite, world-class services and state of the art technology. All guestrooms feature LCD TVs, designer furnishings and private balconies with views of either the beautiful lake, the Remarkables mountain range, or the tranquil green oasis of the private central courtyard.

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Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

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Centrally located to enjoy all that lively Queenstown has to offer, this 273-room hotel is located on the shores of spectacular Lake Wakatipu and just a short walk from the center of Queenstown. Shopping, restaurants, nightlife and activities are all within easy reach of this perfectly located hotel. Take in the amazing views while enjoying breakfast or dinner in Elements restaurant, or warm up by the cozy open fire in the bar. All rooms have open-air balconies, LCD TVs, and broadband internet.

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Located on the very scenic Lake Wakatipu, Oaks Shores is a luxuriously appointed apartmentstyle hotel in the most popular New Zealand ski resort town, Queenstown. Accommodation includes one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, all with under floor heating, double glazed windows and superb kitchens/kitchenettes and bathrooms. There are also three and four bedroom Penthouses offering absolute style and comfort, and studio hotel rooms which feature tea/coffee making facilities, under floor heating and ensuite bathrooms.

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Scenic Suites Queenstown

Oaks Shores Resort

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Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront

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A luxurious hotel, Scenic Suites Queenstown offers guests exquisite style, comfort and spectacular views of Queenstown and the surrounding areas. This is a perfect base from which to explore being located on Stanley Street, elevated just above the town center. The hotel has 84 superior rooms and one-bedroom suites. Most rooms have spectacular lake and mountain views. The One-bedroom suites feature a separate bedroom, spacious ensuite with separate bath and shower, lounge with music system, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer. From $167

Heritage Queenstown

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The Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown Lakefront is conveniently located within walking distance to the center of Queenstown and just a short stroll from the picturesque Lake Wakatipu.

An award-winning European style alpine lodge, Heritage Queenstown offers stunning lake and mountain views and is located just five minutes’ walk from the town center. Sumptuous rooms include suites and self-contained three-bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens and open plan lounge/dining areas. Relax after a day spent sightseeing or skiing in the resort-style facilities including heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and spa. Take the time to enjoy your stay with a dinner at the Heritage Queenstown Restaurant & Bar. PAY 3

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The hotel blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly personal service.Copthorne Hotel & Resort features 241 superior guest rooms including five suites, some with balconies overlooking Lake Wakatipu. The 4-star Qualmark rated hotel holds Qualmark Enviro Gold status for its sustainable practices.

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From $148


Queenstown, Central Otago and Te Anau

SOUTH ISLAND Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

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Milford Track Guided Day Walk

Operated by Real

Journeys

Tour Code: RJ410

Join this full-day guided walk with a small group and explore the first section of the world renowned Milford Track. Travel by coach from Te Anau and cruise up to the head of Lake Te Anau and walk beside the Clinton River from Glade Wharf to Glade House for a leisurely lunch. The views are magnificent as you walk further up the valley through forest, grassy flats and wetlands. The gradient is gentle with 4-5 hours of easy walking. Arrive at Neale Burn River and enjoy the spectacular alpine views before returning along the track to Te Anau. From $165

Cycle the Otago Central Railtrail

With the airport only a ten-minute scenic drive away, Rydges Lakeland Resort is situated on the shores of Queenstown’s beautiful Lake Wakatipu and boasts breathtaking views over the lake and surrounding mountains. One of Queenstown’s largest hotels, the property is just a five-minute flat walk along the lakefront to the center of town and all its attractions. With 255 rooms, Rydges Lakeland has a variety of rooms to suit all travellers, with 225 of the rooms enjoying spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkables.

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Journeys

Journeys

Head out on a bike ride through the beautiful Central Otago region to relive the glory of the gold rush days and the romance of rail travel. Trail Journeys is one of the first companies to operate on the very popular Otago Central Railtrail in the Southern part of New Zealand. They provide all the services associated with the trail including guided tours, bike hire, transport, accommodation bookings and many off trail activities. Customized packages make the experience comfortable and hassle-free. Five-day Guided Tours are very popular with one and two-day packages also available. From $1339

From $154

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Operated by Real

Operated by Trail

Milford Sound Cruises

Tour Code: RJ400

The journey begins with a cruise across Lake Te Anau to Cavern House on the western shores onboard the luxury purpose built catamaran, Luminosa. An experienced nature guide takes you underground in small groups for exploration by path and small boat into a world of rock formations, fossils, waterfalls, whirlpools and a cathedral cavern with rock walls towering high above. Finally, move beyond the roar of the stream to the magical grotto to discover the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms. Take in the glittering display before retracing your steps to Te Anau. From $ 66

Distinction Te Anau Hotel

Operated by Southern

Discoveries

Centuries in the making, Milford Sound is an awe-inspiring quest. Whatever the mood or preference, Southern Discoveries have a cruise to suit individual tastes, they and take great pleasure in discovery this breathtaking region all over again with you. Join the popular Encounter small boat nature cruise or Scenic cruise and travel the length of the fiord with full commentary on modern, spacious, dolphin-friendly boats with expansive viewing and photo opportunities. Add a visit to the new Milford Discovery Center. From $ 56

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Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas is set right on the shore of Lake Te Anau. The 112 modern and luxuriously appointed rooms offer stunning lake, mountain or garden views. You’ll taste the very best cuisine in the MacKinnon Room Restaurant and enjoy uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau from The Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace. They offer the largest hotelbased events center, including the only lakefront wedding chapel in Te Anau. Guests are free to unwind in the outdoor heated swimming pool, spa and sauna.

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SOUTH ISLAND

Otago Peninsula.Wildlife.Larnach Castle

Camp Estate

Opening early 2011, Camp Estate is a glamorous stone manor, positioned on Larnach Castle land. A lovely feature of the rooms will be the fireplaces and pastoral views of the surrounding countryside. Guests are invited to dine in one of the Castle dining rooms at night, with bookings required by 5pm on the night you wish to dine. Breakfast is included in the room rate and will be served by the lodge host. Guests will have complimentary access to Larnach Castle and Garden.

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Stewart Island Ferry Service

Operated by Monarch

Wildlife Cruises & Tours

Half & Full day tours ex Dunedin

No visit to New Zealand would be complete without seeing the unique wildlife that Dunedin is world renowned for. See the Northern Royal Albatross, Yellow-Eyed Penguin and up to 20 species of other bird and marine life in their natural and otherwise inaccessible environment on the beautiful Otago Peninsula and Harbor. As three-time NZ Tourism Award Winners, their experienced staff and guides will show you a piece of paradise – described by world renowned wildlife expert Dr David Bellamy as ‘the finest example of eco-tourism in the world.’ Tours are fully guided with commentaries, information sheets in a number of languages, jackets, binoculars, refreshments and a licensed bar, which all add to passenger comfort and enjoyment. Suitable for all fitness levels tours offer complimentary pick up and drop off from city accommodation. Penguin Place, Larnach Castle and Royal Albatross Center are all optional inclusions. From $112

Operated by Real

Journeys

Tour Code: RJ5590

Stewart Island is a haven for nature-lovers, walkers and people wanting a peaceful retreat from the modern world. Most of the island is protected within Rakiura National Park, making it a sanctuary for native birds and plants. There is a 25-minute shuttle transport from Invercargill to Bluff to connect with ferry departures to Stewart Island. Then experience Foveaux Strait in comfort and style onboard the express catamarans. During the one-hour crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island, keep a look out for wildlife, especially sea birds. From $ 65

Larnach Lodge

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

A unique recreation of a colonial farm building set in the award-winning Larnach Castle Gardens, Larnach Lodge offers, individually decorated rooms – all with dramatic harbor views. Lodge guests may dine in a Castle dining room if booked by 5pm. Included in the accommodation package is a cooked breakfast served in the historic stables and entry to Larnach Castle. The lodge is central to the Otago Peninsula wildlife attractions.

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is just two blocks from the Octagon in the heart of the city, and is close to shops, parks and the best city attractions and services. Guests visiting for business will find the central Dunedin hotel accommodation extremely convenient. The Scenic Hotel Dunedin City provides excellent 4-star accommodation featuring 110 spacious guest rooms with modern styling, some with attractive harbor views. The Princes on Dowling Restaurant is open daily and is the perfect location for observing the central city.

From $ 250

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Stewart Island Lodge

Paterson Inlet Cruise

Stewart Island Lodge is a peaceful island retreat nestled in native bush on Stewart Island. Located just five minutes’ walk from the island’s small village, the lodge is private and secluded with commanding views of Half-moon Bay and the surrounding ocean. The lodge has an extensive garden and its grounds are home to many native birds, including kaka (native parrots), which may be viewed from the terrace. In the evening, your hosts will join you in the guest lounge for pre-dinner drinks and a selection of appetisers representing the best of local fare.

Operated by Real

From $ 351

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Tour Code: RJ5590

The Paterson Inlet Cruise is a 2.5-hour excursion exploring Paterson Inlet with a one-hour guided walk on Ulva Island, a renowned open wildlife sanctuary where many rare and endangered native birds live in a predator-free environment. The cruise takes in the site of the historic Whalers Base and views the hidden coves and unspoilt beaches of Paterson Inlet. The guided walk is on well formed tracks, through native podocarp forest with a comprehensive commentary in small personalized groups. From $ 72

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