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THE ULTIMATE TO DO LIST

Australia | New Zealand | Fiji 2020 - 2021


WELCOME In 2001 we set out to do something different: to offer travelers to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific vacation experiences that were far from ordinary. Vacations that are indulgent, hip, cool - even sexy. Designing unique, personal itineraries is an art form we relish. Along with experience & know-how it takes an artistic flare, an intriguing digression from the beaten path, and an ending with flourish. We’re inspired to create unique, sophisticated escapes. At Springboard we believe in travel experiences that are unique – vacations that are fun and stress-free. We believe in making sure every detail is just right - that where you lay your head at night is not just a bed but a place with a story. We believe in authentic experiences that change our outlook on the world and enrich us. We design unique itineraries as individual as every person we have the privilege of creating a trip for. We understand that this may be your only time to a part of the world that we love, so we want to make sure it’s unforgettable for all the right reasons. We love to share our passion with you. We also love discovering new experiences during our own travel –things that you can fall in love with too. This keeps our work fresh and our passion high. We know that planning a trip can be an overwhelming task with way too much information to sort through and way too much at stake to get it wrong. We understand that you want value for money and someone who really understands both the destination and you, the traveler - to draw on their experience to guide you through this process. You need an advocate to find the best options for you and deliver you everything you have dreamed of. Because this is not just a trip it’s your bucket list coming to life! From all the Team at Springboard Vacations & Ruth & Warren Grau


Contents Australia 06 Coastal 08 Australia’s Nature Coast 10 Great Barrier Reef 14 Luxury Island Resorts 20 Sydney Harbour 24 Unique Coastal Experiences 26 Iconic Landscapes 28 Tropical Rainforest 32

Explorations

Air Safaris Australia Accessible Outback Exclusive Touring Australian Luxury Australia’s Remote North West Wilderness and Wildlife Encounters Cosmpolitan Collecion

Indulgence Ultimate Golf Indulgence Style Arts and Design

Landscapes

Uluru and The Red Centre Unique Environments

People Aboriginal Country Aussie Rural Life City Chic Living Winery Trails

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New Zealand 72 Exploring New Zealand 76 New Zealand Adventures 78 Wildlife and Wilderness Encounters 80

Indulgence 82 Luxury Lodges 84 Private Retreats and Country Estates 86

Landscapes

Unique Places to Stay NZ Glacier and Alpine Adventures Volcanic, Thermal and Spa

People

Maori and Modern Culture

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Luxury 108 Exotic 110 Family 112


Australia

Bamaga

Timor Sea

Darwin

Kakadu NP Katherine

Aurukun Arhnhem Land

Gulf of Carpentaria

Kununurra Normanton

Airlie Beach Mount Isa

Kings Canyon

Western Australia

Coral Bay

Uluru

Norseman

Margaret River

Fremantle

Great Australian Bight Esperance

Albany

Queensland

Fraser island

Brisbane

South Australia

Meekatharra

Rockhampton

Sunshine Coast

Head of Bight

Perth

Mackay

Goldsworthy

Exmouth

Monkey Mia

With countless species of unique plants and animals, Australia exerts a magnetic pull on nature lovers. Whether you’re enjoying the dawn chorus of parrots, photographing a sleepy koala in a eucalyptus tree or chuckling at a parade of little penguins, you’ll feel as though you’re starring in a nature documentary.

Gold Coast

For the urban adventurer, Australia’s cosmopolitan cities are unparalleled places to relax, indulge and let loose. Attend an avant-garde play in sophisticated Melbourne. New South Wales Coffs Harbour ng Shop for designer fashions in Sydney. Immerse yourself rli Flinders Range a Tamworth D Port Macquarie in Adelaide’s thriving culinary scene. Revel into the small Broken Hill Dubbo Lord Howe Island Port Augusta hours on the glittering Gold Coast or enjoy the laid-back Hunter Valley Whyalla Newcastle Blue Mountains beach culture of Perth. Murray Mildura Sydney Barossa Valley Enjoy a new era of Australian experiential luxury. Now, Adelaide Canberra even in remote locales, you can stay in exceptional Murray Victoria A.C.T.Bega accommodations, from exquisite historic buildings Kangaroo Island Bendigo Yarra Valley to tented camps serving gourmet fare. Unwind with a Great Ocean Road Geelong Melbourne Tasman Sea massage in the luxe spa of a city hotel or savour a cooking Mornington Peninsula class in a wine country retreat. Everywhere, service is Bass Strait superb; in many properties, the owners are onsite. Byron Bay

Coober Pedy

Devonport Cradle Mountain

Hobart

Launceston Freycinet

Tasmania

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Whitsundays

Longreach

Surfers riding a frothing wave toward Bondi Beach. Kangaroos bounding through wild grasslands. Diners savouring local vintages in an urban bistro. All of this is Australia.

Feel the thunder of hooves as you canter across a vast outback sheep station. Inhale the salty tang of sea air as you walk a scenic coastal path. Delight in the thrum of a helicopter rotor as you travel to undiscovered places. Listen to the ancient tales of an Aboriginal storyteller under a starry sky.

Mission Beach

Townsville

Northern Territory Alice Springs

Denham

Coral Sea

Cooktown Daintree & Cape Tribulation Port Douglas Palm Cove Cairns

Fitzroy Crossing

Broome

Port Hedland

Lockhart River

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Kalumburu

Milingimbi

City or country. Mountain or island. Rainforest or vineyard. Spa or trail. The diversity of uniquely Australian places is endless – and with luxurious options abounding, there’s never been a better time to visit.


Sydney, Rock, Rainforest & The Whitsundays A Custom Itinerary in Exploring Australia

Day 5 Depart Sydney for your flight to Uluru (Ayres Rock). You will be met

your representative who will assist with your private transfer to the Park Hyatt Sydney (four nights), which is set on the water’s edge overlooking Sydney Opera House. Included in your stay is a gourmet daily buffet breakfast.

on arrival and transferred to the Longitude 131º (two nights in a luxury tent). Longitude 131º offers eco-sensitive and romantic accommodation, complete with private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru. Venture to Uluru and Kata Tjuta and you are exposed to an expansive living cultural landscape, which very few are able to experience.

Day 2 Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Take in the surreal white pinnacles of its famous Opera House and explore the historic Rocks district, the heart of the old city. Climb the famous bridge and take in the harbour and city landmarks from an altogether more original vantage point. Tonight you’ll enjoy dinner at Cafe Sydney, which captures the essence of Sydney from its amazing location on the rooftop of Customs House with spectacular harbour views and delicious food.

Day 6 Enjoy a full day at Ayers Rock today with luxury touring to the world’s largest monolith. Rising 1142 feet above the desert floor with a circumference of five miles, Uluru is considered one of the great wonders of the world. It is located in the Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park, which is owned and run by the local Aboriginals. 25 miles west of Uluru is Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), which are a series of giant majestic domes, once part of a single rock that was even larger than Uluru itself.

Day 3 Board your Sydney Princess Cruises vessel to commence an afternoon

Day 7 Depart on your flight from Uluru to Cairns. You will be met on arrival at Cairns and transferred to the Daintree Rainforest (two nights) to stay at Silky Oaks Lodge. On the edge of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, Silky Oaks is an oasis with 45 treehouses and riverhouses just 30 minutes from Port Douglas.

Day 4 This morning you will be transferred by private car to Bondi Beach. Begin your discovery of Sydney’s beach lifestyle with a visit to the headquarters of the famous Bondi Lifeguards. Next up it is time for you to hit the water for your surf lesson. No experience is necessary, beginners start with an introductory surf lesson in which your instructor teaches the basics of surfing. Start with the safety rules, before moving on to the warm-up. Then it is time to paddle out, catch some waves and stand on the board. Your lesson includes the use of all equipment, such as surfboards, wetsuits, rash vests and the all-important sunscreen. If you already know the basics, your guide will adapt the lesson to suit your abilities and will help you unlock your next goal a lot faster with a focus on technique, board control and bringing out your natural ability.

Day 8 Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Join an indigenous guided rainforest

Day 1 Arrive into Sydney. On arrival, you will be welcomed to Australia by

cruise. Discover the beauty of Sydney as you cruise aboard your chartered motor yacht. Cruise the foreshores of Sydney Harbour past world famous, iconic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House before dropping anchor in a secluded cove for lunch.

If you find you are not sure surfing is for you, you can always have a bodyboard lesson instead. After working up an appetite, have lunch at a favourite local beachside eatery while taking in superb views. Before your tour ends in the midafternoon your guide will make sure to leave you with some great tips on the spots to visit before you head back to your accommodation.

walk to learn something of the flora and fauna of the region, explore the Mossman Gorge, or take a dawn or dusk river cruise.

Day 9 Transferred to Cairns for your flight to Hamilton Island. On arrival you’ll be transfer from the airport to qualia (four nights) to stay on the secluded northern tip of the island. qualia, one of Australia’s premium resorts is set in 30 acres of tropical garden landscape on the northern most tip of Hamilton Island. Day 10, 11 & 12 With its secluded and idyllic setting in the glittering Whitsundays, qualia provides the ideal resort to unwind. Within easy access of the marine wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia is the perfect island hideaway, where you can choose do as little or as much as you like. Day 13 Depart Hamilton Island. Depart Hamilton Island and connect with

your onward journey home.

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Coastal

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Lady Elliot Island

Australia’s Nature Coast This is your naturally abundant destination for bushwalking, food trails, horse riding, markets, national parks, snorkelling and diving, fun filled attractions, water sports and whale watching!

Fraser Island

Hervey Bay

Spanning the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast, Australia's Nature Coast represents the best of Queensland's natural attractions and experiences. This includes two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, Lady Elliot Island, 47 state and national parks, over 200 kilometres (125 miles) of pristine beaches, rivers and waterways, and an abundance of diverse flora and fauna.

Hervey Bay Aiport Maryborough

Great Sandy Strait

Inskip Point Rainbow Beach

SUNSHINE COAST

Great Sandy National Park

Noosa Everglades Noosa North Shore Noosaville

Noosa Heads Sunshine Coast Airport

Montyville Maleny Pumicestone Passage Glass House Mountains

Mooloolaba Caloundra

Just one hour’s drive north of Brisbane Airport, lies the naturally refreshing paradise of the Sunshine Coast. The region is also accessible by direct flight into Sunshine Coast Airport from Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide, with seasonal flights from Auckland. From the majestic Glass House Mountains in the south to the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach in the north, the Sunshine Coast boasts a myriad of natural wonders, beachside culture, fresh local food and immersive encounters. Experience the thrill of driving on a sand highway via the Great Beach Drive, learning to surf in stylish Noosa, splashing at family friendly beaches in Caloundra, gliding through the verdant Noosa Everglades or sampling succulent local seafood fresh from the boat in Mooloolaba. Travel just 25 minutes from the coast to character filled hinterland hamlets where you will find a rich diversity of walking trails, rainforests, waterfalls, an abundance of national parks and botanic gardens and local produce markets. Hike the iconic Glass House Mountains or paddle a canoe in the Mary Valley. Further north, just three hours’ drive or a 45-minute flight from Brisbane, Fraser Coast is where nature comes alive! Even the most experienced traveller will be inspired by Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island known as K’Gari by the local Butchulla people, which is celebrating 25 years of World Heritage Listing. You’ll never forget the wonder you feel when you spy the blue hues in Lake McKenzie, gaze up at the ancient trees and walk up the boardwalk beside Eli Creek then float back down. Discover why Hervey Bay is one of the best places in the world to enjoy incredible humpback whale encounters where you can make eye contact with the gentle giants and swim with them. Also enjoy the delights offered by Hervey Bay’s safe beaches and indigenous-led marine tours. Uncover the wonders of the southern Great Barrier Reef on Lady Elliot Island – an unrivalled reef experience a short flight from Hervey Bay. And stroll through the heritage-rich streets of Maryborough to uncover its fascinating stories and distinguished military history.

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Oceans Mooloolaba Beach A sanctuary for you to relax and rejuvenate in style and luxury by the ocean

The 5 star Oceans Mooloolaba is perfectly positioned across from Mooloolaba Beach on Australia's Sunshine Coast. Oceans Mooloolaba offers an exclusive collection of two- to four-bedroom suites and penthouses, some with private pools and all with amazing 180-degree views of the ocean and coastline from horizon-wide windows and large outdoor entertaining balconies.

Australia's Nature Coast Australia’s Nature Coast crosses some of Australia’s pristine coastline from Sunshine to the Fraser Coast. Experience some of the world’s most diverse and untouched national parks, rainforests and waterways. Australia’s Nature Coast offers naturally abundant experiences which will stay with you for a life time. With attractions such as bushwalking and hiking, farm experiences, fishing charters, food trails, horseback riding, markets and gardens, snorkeling and diving, tours and cruises, watersports, and whale watching. Relax in some of Australia’s premier beach front properties or hinterland retreats, from the Great Sandy Straight to the legendary Fraser Island you’ll be left with a longing to return to this magnificent part of Australia.

This beautiful five-star property is centrally located on Mooloolaba Esplanade, surrounded by cafés, restaurants and boutique shopping. Oceans offers guests a large outdoor pool with sauna, steam room and gym, secure parking, free Wi-Fi, tour desk plus an onsite cinema.

Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a must-see on any east coast holiday itinerary

It is the world’s largest sand island, has the world’s largest dune lakes and is the only place on earth where rainforest grows in the sand at 200-metre (655-foot) elevations. One of Australia's leading ecotourism resorts is the perfect base for exploring the amazing natural environment of Fraser Island. Kingfisher Bay Resort is surrounded by native bushland and overlooks the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, offering the choice of accommodation from resort hotel rooms or two- and three-bedroom self-contained villas featuring private decks. Resort services include three restaurants, bars, general store, swimming pools, Island Day Spa and tennis courts. Join a ranger-guided tour to explore the island, with fascinating bird and animals abound in lush rainforests. Incredible freshwater lakes are ringed by white sands, while ocean beaches stretch beyond the horizon. Ask about the Fraser Island Adventure package, including two nights' accommodation, return ferry transfers, breakfast, and full-day Beauty Spots Tour.

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Fairshore Noosa Resort Luxury beachfront accommodation edged on the sands of one of the world’s most desired beaches

Fairshore’s absolute beachfront first class apartments boast one of the truly idyllic locations fronting the sands of Noosa’s main beach, offering endless ocean views from all rooms. The apartments are luxuriously appointed, daily serviced, fully air-conditioned, full kitchen, and over-sized balconies. This superlative resort, located within the much sought after Hastings Street precinct, is complimented with a magnificent beachside pool including deck chairs to relax on plus full resort facilities such as gym, games room, spa, BBQ areas and security basement parking.


Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas Discover Noosa Living at its very best

If you’re looking for accommodation in Noosa that offers you a blend of luxury, location and lifestyle, then Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas has it all here for you. Nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park and with Noosa’s famous beach, restaurants and shops just 500 metres away (less than a third of a mile away), you’re close to everything you need for a holiday you’ll never forget! Designed for indulgence, romance and serenity, the spacious and beautifully appointed rooms, apartments and penthouses are the perfect choices when staying in Queensland’s most stylish holiday destination – Noosa.

Rumba Beach Resort Caloundra is fast becoming known as the Sunshine Coast’s most relaxing and natural beach destination

Rumba Beach Resort is Caloundra’s most awarded five-star beachfront resort. Luxury self-contained one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments enjoy a CBD location in the heart of Caloundra’s waterfront dining precinct. Rumba’s Garden Terrace and popular 26 degrees bar + venue bring a Hamptons feel to the resort’s expansive pool and leisure deck. Day and night, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Rumba Resort provides an all hours check-in service and express checkout. All suites offer free Wi-Fi, king cloud beds, espresso machines and home theatre. Spa ensuites, breezy balconies, free parking and daily servicing as standard. 1 2, 3, 4, 5

1. Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island

2. Oceans Mooloolaba Beach 3. Fairshore Noosa Resort 4. Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

5. Rumba Beach Resort

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Great Barrier Reef One of the world’s seven natural wonders, spread over 115,830 square miles, the Great Barrier Reef is an ecosystem of unsurpassed beauty and diversity. Dive, snorkel or cruise the reef from a state-ofthe-art touring vessel, visiting more reef destinations with fewer people. Revel in astonishingly clear waters alive with colorful coral and marine animals. Or gain a unique perspective of the reef with a heli flight over its vast azure expanse, and feel your cares melt away in the warmth of the tropical sun. However you discover Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, one thing is certain: you will never forget. At night, unwind in a secluded, five-star resort where you’ll hear the whispering waves in your dreams.

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MV Bahama, Queensland Embark on a voyage of discovery of the Great Barrier Reef

Step aboard MV Bahama. Based at her home in Port Douglas, this 28m (90ft) motor yacht hosts eight guests in luxurious comfort over three deck levels. MV Bahama delivers a tailored, unique experience for each guest. Whether it’s discovery, adventure or pure open water serenity you desire, our warm and professional crew will tailor itineraries to your wants and needs. MV Bahama’s master suite features a queen bed with spacious marble ensuite, while two further guest cabins with ensuites provide comfortable and luxurious accommodation for an additional six guests. The deck is comfortably appointed for outdoor lounging and dining, and drops down to an aft deck which facilitates easy access to the water and to water sports. Ascending to the fly bridge, guests enjoy incredible 360-degree panoramic views of the ocean, with a sun lounge and al fresco barbeque area to cater to their needs. MV Bahama can host larger groups for special events at Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and eight guests in luxury for overnight charters.


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Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise Set sail to Michaelmas Cay aboard the beautiful sailing catamaran

Departing daily from Cairns, set sail aboard Ocean Spirit, a beautiful 32-metre (105-foot) sailing catamaran to the unique and pristine reef environment of Michaelmas Cay. Encircled by fringing reef teeming with colourful marine life including sea turtles and giant clams, Michaelmas Cay is also an important protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds. Access to the cay is restricted to preserve this special environment. Snorkel from the beach in the shallow waters, cruise in the semi-sub for a diver’s view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation and observe the island birdlife. For the more adventurous, there's the option to experience the underwater delights of the reef with an exciting introductory scuba dive or join the marine biologist for a guided snorkel tour. Or, if you prefer, just relax and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef. Homeward bound, enjoy a complimentary sparkling wine under the sails. An informative marine biologist presentation, hot and cold buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included in your day.

Silversonic Dive & Snorkel Adventure Get set for an exhilarating day of fun, discovery and adventure in the natural wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef

Step aboard the luxury 29-metre (95-foot) dive and snorkel catamaran Silversonic and spend five hours visiting three spectacular sites at the renowned Agincourt Reef with each site chosen for visual and ecological diversity. Enjoy unlimited snorkelling and the option of introductory diving for first-time divers and up to three certified dives to explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures. Learn from an expert crew with briefs at each site and an included guided snorkel tour.

1. MV Bahama, Queensland

2. Oceans Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise 3. Silversonic Dive & Snorkel Adventure

Silversonic is an ideal day for the adventure-minded and those confident in the water, providing a balance of exciting activities and comfort. The vessel features a state-of-the-art ride control system for a smooth journey, submerged platform for easy water access, sun decks, change rooms, air-conditioned lounges, freshwater showers and even a licensed bar. Your day also includes morning and afternoon teas and a delicious hot and cold buffet lunch, perfect for hungry adventurers.

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Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel A unique reef adventure

Step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous rangers on a day tour to two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites. Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel is a unique educational Great Barrier Reef experience incorporating the world’s oldest living culture and the stories of Traditional Owners have passed down over tens of thousands of years. Your day on the outer Great Barrier Reef has five hours of snorkel and diving split between two unique sites showcasing a variety of stunning coral gardens and marine life. You can also choose from our optional activities – 10 minute scenic helicopter flights and guided snorkel tours. This is a magical experience, unlike any other plan this trip ahead of time.

Great Barrier Reef Helicopter the Great Barrier Reef Go above and beyond, and change your perspective by experiencing the amazing Great Barrier Reef from above with GBR Helicopters

Gain a unique perspective of the Great Barrier Reef as you fly in a smooth and comfortable helicopter above Cairns and Port Douglas and out to the outer reef. You'll see beautiful reef seascapes with stunning colours and may be lucky enough to spot turtles, stingrays and even whales frolicking in this pristine environment.GBR also offer specialty flights for that extra-special experience. Fly over the Great Barrier Reef and be one of the few to witness the morning sun shining over the reef from your helicopter before you touch down on your private, pristine coral cay. There, you will savour a tropical brunch, along with Australian sparkling wine and juices. Our suggestion, do not leave this to the last minute some experiences should never be missed. Enjoy the Great Barrier Reef from above with our experienced crew of pilots and staff.

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Coconut Grove Port Douglas Tropical North Queensland’s newest and most impressive interpretation of luxurious Port Douglas accommodation

In cosmopolitan Macrossan Street, just 140 metres (460 feet) from magnificent Four Mile Beach, you can enjoy divine views of rainforest mountains in absolute privacy from a choice of 33 glamorous holiday apartments. Each comes complete with its own outdoor entertaining area, extending seamlessly from the sophisticated living area. It's so self-contained, you will never want to leave. The ultimate indulgence awaits when you opt for a rooftop or level-one apartment incorporating its very own plunge pool, spa, and outdoor entertaining facilities.


Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, promises a fresh approach to hospitality

With a personality of its own, Riley is a sophisticated character with a playful outlook on life. Guests can expect understated elegance, contemporary design and a splash of fun. Residing in a prime location at the northern end of the iconic Cairns waterfront boardwalk, Riley features 311 stylish rooms and suites, most with spacious balconies. There are also signature spaces to mingle, relax, work and play. Add to this a lagoon swimming pool spanning over 1,000 square metres with a private manmade beach, three engaging, social and vibrant restaurants and bars, Eléme Day Spa and a 24-hour fitness centre and you’re on your way to a truly great stay. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Thala Beach Nature Reserve World Heritage Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef

Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, is modern, innovative and has a true appreciation for all the arts

Opening late-2019, Bailey chooses the path less travelled. The type of character you’ll find at the local farmer’s market rather than a supermarket or exploring the latest exhibition at the museum rather than at a rock concert. Positioned in the heart of the Cairns CBD, Bailey, is just a short stroll from the Cairns Esplanade boardwalk, lagoon and the Great Barrier Reef departure terminal. Staying at Bailey’s, you’ll find 220 spacious rooms filled with design details that will appeal to your inner artist and three stunning on-site restaurants and bars designed to cater to any mood or occasion.

Nestled in 58 hectares (143 acres) of native forest on a secluded beach, familyowned Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe ecotourism resort located 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Sitting spectacularly atop a headland with breathtaking vistas, Thala Beach provides a relaxed island-style vacation on the mainland. The lodge is well placed for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Elevated on stilts, 83 eco-designed timber bungalows are discreetly concealed within the forest canopy, blending in with the natural environment and feature ocean, mountain or forest views. Panoramic views are enjoyed from open-sided Ospreys Restaurant across the forest canopy and beyond to the Coral Sea. Guests dine amongst birds in the surrounding treetops, whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly and attentive service.

1. GBR Helicopters

2. Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel

3. Coconut Grove Port Douglas 4. Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

5. Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel

6. Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Guests also enjoy complimentary guided onsite nature tours led by passionate and informative rangers including a unique coconut odyssey, beach combing, stargazing at an outdoor observatory, wildlife walks, and bird watching tours.

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InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Experience a new era of immersive luxury in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef as Hayman Island by InterContinental opens its doors to the world’s most discerning travellers come 1 July, 2019

Nestled at the northernmost point of Australia’s Whitsunday archipelago, Hayman Island is the nearest Whitsunday Island to the outer reef with direct access to wonders of the Great Barrier Reef’s abundant marine life and breathtaking natural underwater beauty. Commanding magnificent views south across the Coral Sea, Hayman Island by InterContinental is perfectly positioned on a two-kilometre crescent-shaped stretch of stunning white sand beach on a pristine 400-hectare private island. From the moment guests’ feet hit the sand, they will be immersed in a world of unique island experiences, where exploring the world-famous Heart Reef by air, turquoise swirls of Whitehaven Beach by boat or remote rainforest mountains by foot is just the beginning. Guests’ enter into a world of destination-inspired activity during their stay on Hayman Island with on island activities including access to state-of-the-art gym facilities, a dedicated sport and recreational centre with activities including squash and tennis courts, an all-new golf simulator and two iconic swimming pools, Hayman Pool and Infinity Pool. Meanwhile off island, advanced underwater scooters, private charters, diving tours and guided snorkelling tours showcase the kaleidoscopic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Set to redefine luxury island living, the resort offers 166 beautifully-appointed rooms, suites and villas spread across three distinct resort wing and artfully intertwined with spectacular pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens. The newly built Three Bedroom Hayman Beach House is the prestigious highlight of the island’s luxury accommodation selection, with the private residence nestled on Hayman’s beachfront boasting contemporary open-living, spectacular views across the Coral Sea and a private pool and master ensuite in each guest room. While staying at the resort, explore a diverse gastronomic scene designed to capture the essence of connectivity and the heart of Queensland’s local flavor with a collection of five distinct dining experiences on Hayman Island: Pacific, Aqua, Amici Trattoria, Bam Bam and Bar Fifty. Seeking something deeper, Hayman’s all-new spa will immerse guests in one-of-a-kind treatments, wellness philosophies and luxurious Sodashi products with 13 treatment rooms. While little InterContinental travellers will discover their own island paradise with a world-class Planet Trekkers kid’s club offering a range of experiences including insightful learnings about the reef, coral planting adventures, sand flat tours, junior meditation sessions and more. Be one of the first to experience the reimagined InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and discover a place of visual and visceral beauty so deep, it will leave you feeling transformed.

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Luxury Island Resorts Run away from the mundane world to an idyllic setting of turquoise waters and sugars and beaches, where thoughtful hoteliers have created luxurious escapes to cater to your every holiday whim. Enjoy a soothing massage on a floating bed in a tranquil cove. Paddle a sea kayak or cut a glittering arc across the water on a wakeboard. Polish your culinary skills with a cooking class or simply enjoy luscious cuisine created by skilled chefs. At these amazing island resorts, few dreams are impossible.

Orpheus Island Lodge Located amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef

Orpheus is a secluded island hideaway accommodating just 28 indulged guests. Access is either via a 30-minute helicopter journey from Townsville or a 90-minute journey from Cairns. Orpheus showcases a plethora of once in a lifetime experiences. Its principal dive sites boast 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef; the turquoise local waters are a fisherman's playground and home to the most sought-after reef fish species in the world. Guests can take the helm of a motorised dinghy, complete with a gourmet picnic hamper and discover the many pristine coves that fringe Orpheus or they can succumb to a unique indigenous-inspired treatment at the Gwandalan Day Spa. Not to be missed is the signature 'Dining with the Tides' experience, an intimate degustation dinner for two under a starlit canopy on the island’s jetty. Accommodation rates include all gourmet meals, a selection of Australian wines and beers, a daily Orpheus experience (snorkelling, fishing, island cruise) and use of the water based equipment.

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Lizard Island Resort Consistently ranked as one of the best luxury resorts in the world, Lizard Island draws a privileged few

Fly from Cairns to Lizard Island. Your surrounds are 24 powdery white-sand beaches and a glimmering turquoise sea teeming with marine life. Step off the beach onto the Great Barrier Reef, one of the wonders of the world. Internationally renowned for its scuba diving, including the famous Cod Hole, and some of the best game fishing in the world, the tropical north's reef awaits adventurers. Seeking a slower pace? Enjoy yourself equally with a gourmet picnic for two on one of the island’s many secluded beaches or an indulgent treatment in the Essentia Day Spa. With world-class dining included, refined accommodation and impeccable service, Lizard Island is a luxurious getaway rivalled by few places on earth. As the resort has only 40 rooms and suites, privacy and intimacy are assured. Lizard Island is the island of choice for those in the know. A member of Luxury Lodges of Australia.


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qualia, Hamilton Island qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah) in Latin means "a collection of deeper sensory experiences

Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia is nestled in the most pristine and secluded position on the island. It's a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. The resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service. qualia’s sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, with 60 individual pavilions, some incorporating private plunge pools. Or, experience the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion.

tropical vichy shower, along with an open air yoga and meditation pavilion. For those with a more adventurous spirit, the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to make some unexpected discoveries. Head off on a diving or snorkelling adventure, or marvel at the wondrous diversity of underwater life on a reef tour. There is also a wide variety of water sports to pursue. No sensory experience would be complete without the opportunity to sample the fresh and innovative. qualia’s two exclusive restaurants, Pebble Beach and the Long Pavilion, provide the ideal stage upon which the Executive Chef delivers exceptional culinary talents.

1. Orpheus Island Lodge 2. Lizard Island Resort

3. qualia, Hamilton Island 4. Elysian Eco Retreat

Here, you can feel time unravel however you choose. Facilities include two serene pools, library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants and a fitness centre. Guests also have their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the Island to be explored at a leisurely pace. For a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. Spa qualia is an all-encompassing, sensory experience with six deluxe treatment rooms, a relaxation area with steam room and outdoor Australia 21

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Luxury Island Resorts Elysian Eco Retreat The most secluded island retreat in the Whitsundays and the first solar powered resort on the Great Barrier Reef

Elysian Eco Retreat is a soulfully crafted oasis ecologically designed to inspire a serene sojourn. Elysian is a blissful escape from the crowds in Paradise Bay on the southern point of Long Island. Nature immersion and seclusion is what is on offer with an emphasis placed on tailored experiences and personal service. A 3 hectare private cove, surrounded by rainforest and all the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. A boutique eco island retreat with a small team of dedicated staff, locally sourced custom menu, personalised organic spa treatments to a legion of aquatic adventures that cater to each individuals interests with dedicated hosts on hand day and night. A true escape where each day you can choose to idle your time away swinging in the hammock listening to the waves and soaking up the peace, diving into the clear waters or, take a paddle board or kayak and explore around the uninhabited rest of the island. To keep the island exclusive there is a maximum of only twenty guests at one time or Elysian can be hired on a sole-occupancy basis for those not wanting to share the sequestered beauty of this reef paradise. Elysian Eco Retreat is exclusively for guests aged 16 or over. Accommodation is provided in 10 beautifully appointed air-conditioned 22 Australia

oceanfront villas with both ocean and mountain and rainforest views. Crafted from solid Australian hardwood with high cathedral ceilings. Large windows and private balconies, with uninterrupted water views. En-suites with shower and organic amenities. Outdoor hammocks, day beds and outdoor showers provide ample opportunity for relaxation. Our all -inclusive accommodation includes three gourmet meals daily, pre dinner canapes, complimentary hot drinks, soft drinks and water all day. Also included is unlimited use of all water sports equipment, including stand up paddle boards, glass bottom kayaks, snorkelling gear or just relax by the magnesium pool.


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Private Charter on Sydney Harbour Sydney Princess Cruises is one of the leading Sydney Harbour cruise charter companies

If you’re looking for an outstanding, memorable cruise of Sydney Harbour, you can’t go past our distinguished vessels and high level of service.

Sydney Harbour

We are committed to providing you with the best attention to detail, from your first point of contact right through until the completion of your fantastic lunch or dinner cruise in Sydney, when you step off the vessel.There is nothing like being out on the water in view of the impressive Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, with a background of lapping waves, laughs and chatter to make for a fantastic Harbour cruises in Sydney. Your Sydney boat event can be tailored your individual needs.

Australia may be a young country, but it has a complex history peopled with daring artists and visionaries. Delve into these traditions at museums and galleries. Stroll through The Rocks, the atmospheric neighbourhood on the edge of Sydney Harbour. If you’re not content to merely observe Australia’s architectural and artistic heritage, you can enjoy it from the inside. Savour classic high tea on fine china in a rambling country house or elegant urban setting, or enjoy a magnificent art collection in a landmark hotel.

Bondi Local Tour The golden sands and crystal waters of Bondi capture hearts all around the world

BridgeClimb Sydney This signature Sydney experience offers spectacular guided climbs to the top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres (443 feet) above the city's stunning harbour and beyond. Climbs range from 1.5-3.5 hours with your professional climb leader, all providing magnificent views across the harbour and beyond. Departures at Dawn (limited), Day, Twilight and Night. 24 Australia

Award winning Lets Go Surfing (Est. 1995) deliver authentic surfing lessons, stand up paddle tours and beach tours for savvy adventure seekers, families, luxury travellers and everyone in between. Join your friendly local Bondi Surf Instructor for our half day "Bondi Local Tour" and experience Australia's most beautiful beach...the way the locals do! This Bondi Beach group tour includes; hotel transfers, a surf lifesaving club tour, a surf lesson and casual beach-side lunch with five-star views across Bondi. Your tour guide for the day will be not only be extremely knowledgeable about the area but also a professional life saver and surf instructor. There are awesome sight-seeing and photo opportunities and all equipment is included. These tours depart daily and will pick you up from your city accommodation at 10am and drop you home around 2pm. You're never a tourist when you're cruising Bondi with us! Heading to Byron Bay? Check out our half day tours there too! See why both Bondi Beach and Byron Bay create such a buzz with visitors from around the world.


Opera Australia Experience the world's best loved Operas in the iconic Sydney Opera House

Opera Australia is the principal opera company in Australia. No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to the Sydney Opera House. And the best thing to do when you visit is to come inside and see an opera performance. Each year features a range of world-famous opera titles like La Bohème and Carmen. Our 90 minute concert, Great Opera Hits, is a great addition to every itinerary. From March to April, Opera Australia takes to the iconic outdoor stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Opera on Sydney Harbour is a pop-up wonderland, combining all the things Sydney does best: world-class-opera, fine dining, sparkling wine, sunsets and fireworks at every performance.

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Spicers Potts Point Located in the vibrant inner city village of Potts Point, our newest Spicers Retreat places the best of Sydney at your doorstep

Just a short walk to the city centre and the harbour, and set amongst a mix of historic art deco and modern architecture, Spicers Potts Point exudes an effortless blend of classic Sydney heritage character with a fresh contemporary feel. Spicers Potts Point is comprised of 20 guest rooms housed within the 1880s Victorian Terrace House with a textured laneway outlook. These former Sydney townhouses are surrounded by fashionable shops, cafés and restaurants and offer convenient access to Sydney’s world class attractions. Although the retreat features muted and calming tones, splashes of rich green and ocean blue, inspired by Martine Emdur’s artworks depicting underwater swimmers exhibited throughout the retreat, act as a tribute to the colours of Australia. The hotel has a private club feel that peacefully envelopes you once inside, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Design your own Sydney adventure and experience this charismatic part of one of Australia’s most iconic cities.

Park Hyatt Sydney

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Contemporary harbourside luxury in prime position on Sydney Harbour

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With a coveted location on the harbour, between the world-famous Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Park Hyatt Sydney is a luxurious yet intimate, residential-style hotel showcasing architecture, design and art that tastefully reflects the Australian landscape.

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A dedicated team of butlers provides a memorable guest experience, with around-the-clock, discreet, personalised service for all hotel guests. The hotel’s signature restaurant, The Dining Room, takes in spectacular views of the harbour through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Unique Coastal Experiences Unparalleled coastal experiences await you on the east coast of Australia. Visit Jervis Bay and Byron Bay to witness whales on their annual migration. You’ll be captivated by the perfect beaches, hidden lagoons and creeks – perfect for swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, paddle-boarding and surfing. The coastal town of Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of the Whitsundays and the ideal mainland base for activities on the water and in the lush, green rainforest of the Whitsunday Coast. These easy-going east coast seaside towns have vibrant local produce markets, boutique shops, art galleries delicious cafés and restaurants and burgeoning music scenes. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and instantly tune into holiday mode.

Paperbark Camp Architect-designed, sustainable, luxury tented camp offering a true escape from modern life

Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays is an iconic landmark in luxury, boutique, upscale accommodation in the Whitsundays

Paperbark Camp is located near the pristine waters and white-sand beaches of Jervis Bay, just over two hours’ drive south of Sydney. The area boasts awardwinning national and marine parks and is home to spectacular coastal scenery, deserted beaches with crystal-clear water and amazing marine life.

Hunt Design Architects have captured the essence of a tropical Queenslander with an impeccable design that is elegant and timeless. High pitched roofs, spacious verandahs, together with the timber cladding and exquisite detailing, deliver a stunning façade on all elevations. This highly articulated building is visually striking and evocative of a style of architecture that has stood the test of time, reminiscent of early gracious Queensland homes.

The African-inspired safari-style tents provide a cozy retreat, nestled among soaring gum trees in pristine hand-cleared bushland. Canoes, kayaks, and bikes are provided for exploring. A highlight of any stay is a candlelit dinner in the Gunyah, a treetop dining room featuring modern menus and excellent local produce. This is also the perfect place to spot resident possums and sugar gliders. Combining unique luxury tented accommodation with wonderful food and warm hospitality, Paperbark Camp is a peaceful bush retreat in beautiful Jervis Bay – think camping for grownups!

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Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays

Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays features an unrivalled location, literally in the heart of the cosmopolitan seaside resort village of Airlie Beach. The hotel features thoughtfully decorated designer rooms, complimenting upper level club floor rooms and modern elegant suites. The Deck Restaurant and lounge bar are casual, yet glamorous and sophisticated, featuring locally inspired food and beverage. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our gracious team of guest service agents who offer highly personalised intuitive service.


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The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa The perfect place to truly relax and rejuvenate

Cocooned in a lush, private 18-hectare (45-acre) rainforest setting, yet only minutes to the iconic town of Byron Bay and a short walk to Tallow Beach, this multi-award-winning resort provides an idyllic escape in a tranquil atmosphere. Take a stroll along wooden boardwalks through the rainforest or take some time out to indulge yourself with a special treatment at the resort’s luxurious day spa. Relax with complimentary daily yoga classes, or enjoy the serenity with a swim in the infinity pool. Discover the finest local produce while dining al fresco surrounded by the lush rainforest canopy. Wake up to the sounds of the forest as the ocean breeze reaches you in your spacious, one-bedroom suite. Each suite featuring a galley kitchen, lounge and dining area and two open-air balconies to really be at one with nature. The Byron at Byron offers the ideal environment to allow your body to cleanse, regenerate and renew.

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island Surrender to barefoot luxury at idyllic Capella, Lord Howe's premium escape and a close-kept secret among stylish insiders

Bordered by a reef-fringed lagoon, Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage-listed site boasting an abundance of rare birds, plants and marine life. Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on this enchanting sanctuary, Capella rests above romantic Lovers Bay and at the foot of the towering mountain twins. An inspired architectural design welcomes spectacular views of the ocean and volcanic peaks and a feeling of relaxed sophistication prevails throughout. A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports guests to a fantasy island where recreations span palm forest walks, relaxing on white-sand beaches and exploring the world’s southernmost coral reef.

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2. Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays 3. The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa 4. Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island

Capella’s nine island-style suites are contemporary and light-filled and dining showcases fresh regional produce. Inspired by the carefree spirit of the authentic Australian beach house, yet offering unforgettable 'first-name' service, Capella is a paradise to be treasured.

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Iconic Landscapes Escaping to some of Australia’s most iconic destinations – such as South East Queensland, the Blue Mountains and Uluru (Ayers Rock) – should not mean skipping luxury. Whether you spend your day walking breathtaking mountain trails, on a 4WD wildlife safari or exploring the Outback by camel, a restful retreat awaits you at these intimate resorts. Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment or savour a delicious gourmet meal and enjoy a glass of local wine as the sun stains rugged peaks and hidden valleys. Australia’s undeniable natural beauty and uniqueness will leave you in awe and be wishing your trip would never end.

Spicers Peak Lodge The height of luxury

Combining absolute luxury with a quintessentially Australian bush experience

A member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, Spicers Peak Lodge – at 1,130 metres (3,700 feet) above sea level – is Australia’s highest non-alpine lodge retreat Just two hours southwest of Brisbane, this award-winning mountain retreat is situated on a 3,600-hectare (8,895-acre) working cattle farm in Queensland High Country. It is enveloped by the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park – one of Australia’s most scenic wilderness areas – and the Great Dividing Range. The lodge has been created with its natural environment in mind. With only ten luxurious suites and two private lodges, the property offers an intimate abode in spectacular surrounds.

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an ultra-luxury conservation-based resort, located 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney (190 kilometres) in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains region, and set on 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve.

Activities include guided nature walks, mountain biking, 4WD tours, and scenic helicopter flights. Enjoy the surrounds and spot iconic Australian animals, such as koalas, kookaburras, wild brumby, possums, gliders, kangaroos, and wallabies, or take some time out at Spa Anise. By night, enjoy nature walks, stargazing from the viewing deck, and gourmet food and wine by the fire. Spicers Peak Lodge is an intimately unique Australian lodge experience.

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Emirates One&One Wolgan Valley

Occupying just one per cent of the total land area, the resort features 40 elegantly appointed villas reminiscent of the Federation period, each with its own heated swimming pool, double-sided fireplace, and private verandah. The resort’s food philosophy is based on seasonal, regional and where possible, organic produce including various ingredients incorporated from the resort’s very own kitchen garden. The vast property can be explored through a range of activities, including mountain biking, 4WD tours, heritage tours, wildlife spotting and horse riding. All meals are included, as well as non-alcoholic beverages, a range of local wines and beer with lunch and dinner, and two nature-based activities per person each day from the schedule of complimentary inclusions.


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Scenic Rim Trail 2 Day Experience This truly unique adventure begins in the foothills of South East Queensland’s main Range National Park, an area famous for its stunning collection of mountains ridges, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus

Experience guides will lead you through a region comprised of more than 30,000 hectares of World Heritage Listed National Park Gondwana forest and our privately owned 2000 hectare national refuge. Within the spectacular territory you will explore a range of unique and distinctive ecosystems and environments, including subtropical rainforest forests, dry eucalypt forest and open grassland.

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Throughout your journey you’ll learn the history of both settlers and original indigenous inhabitants with, detailed interpretation of the native flora and fauna are you encounter. As a guest of spices retreat you can expect luxurious accommodation, gourmet food and wine and attentive service every step of the way. Simply put, the Scenic Rim Trail by Spices is unlike any walk currently offered in Australia.

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway The iconic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Cairns is a must do

The attraction provides guests with the unique opportunity to discover Australia’s Tropical Rainforest, home to the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest. Guests can unlock the secrets of the rainforest by downloading Skyrail's Interpretive App via Skyrail's free wifi. Guests glide metres above the pristine rainforest canopy before descending to explore the forest floor at Red Peak and Barron Falls. At Red Peak guests can experience complimentary ranger-guided boardwalk tours and The Rainforest Discovery Zone. At Barron Falls guests can experience the innovative Edge Lookout with unsurpassed views of the gorge and falls and the CSIRO Interpretation Centre.

Tropical Rainforest As dawn breaks over one of the world’s oldest rainforests, a symphony of birdsong swells. Parrots, lorikeets, fruit doves and catbirds may add their voices to the chorus. That’s just the beginning of a day in a nature lover’s oasis, where crocodiles snooze in cool rivers and electricblue Ulysses butterflies flit below a sun-dappled canopy of tulip oaks and umbrella trees. Explore the rainforest by day on foot, by train or by cable car. Inhale deeply of the scent of dew-wet ginger, jasmine, and gardenias. Dine by night in a romantic open-air tent. Sleep amid the splendour in an airy room, bungalow or treehouse in an eco-friendly resort designed to help preserve a treasured wilderness.

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours The tour takes you into the beating heart of the Daintree Rainforest on a guided zipline and tree platform tour through all levels of the rainforest canopy

This is Cape Tribulation in the Daintree Rainforest, only a few hours’ drive north from Port Douglas and Cairns. A living museum where two UNESCO World Heritage Listed areas collide, creating nature’s own spectacular, highdefinition live stream, and Jungle Surfing is the best way to explore it from every angle. The guides are with you every step of the way, telling the stories of the rainforest on every platform and controlling your flight throughout the tour, so there’s no experience necessary, and the tour suits all ages from three to 103. The platforms range from 16 to 52 feet above the ground and each one reveals a different level of the rainforest ecosystem with spectacular views into the canopy, over the treetops, down to cascading streams and out to the reef. Tours run in all weathers and you are guaranteed at least one hour up in the canopy.

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Flames of the Forest Dining Experience Australia’s only rainforest dining experience

Flames offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditional grounds of the world’s oldest living culture and connect with this ancient people through storytelling, didgeridoo and song. Showcasing a tropics inspired menu and selection of beverages, Flames is a distinctly different dining experience entwined with Indigenous culture and set within the intimate, natural, candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy highlighted by sparkling, crystal and bud light chandeliers. Presented by two local Aboriginal brothers, this unique evening, distinctive to Flames and staged within the authentic backdrop of this spiritual people, is an Australian experience not to be missed.


Daintree Ecolodge Combining nature, nurture and culture in the rainforest

Daintree Ecolodge offers quality accommodation, stunning cuisine with a native twist, authentic Aboriginal culture and a world acclaimed day and wellness spa. Declared the ‘most pampering Eco Lodge in the world', the lodge boasts 15 quality bayans, nestled amongst the world’s oldest living rainforest, the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest. This unique tree house accommodation certainly makes you feel like you are at one with nature, whilst enjoying all the comforts you would expect of a boutique retreat. The Daintree Ecolodge is an ideal haven to relax and to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Daintree River and Cape Tribulation areas.

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Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Rainforest Tranquility in the Rainforest

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Award Winning Retreat

Rose Gums is perched on 90 hectares (200 acres) of tropical rainforest bordering the World Heritage listed Wooroonooran National Park. Explore tropical highland rainforest, its creeks where platypus reside,nine kilometres (five miles) of walking tracks and over 160 bird species including the endangered Cassowary. Nearby you'll find volcanic crater lakes, waterfalls and quaint villages. Come evening,retreat to your private pole-and-timber treehouse/villa, soak in a large soaker bath, enjoy a wood fireplace and stunning rainforest views from the balcony. This cool tropical mountain retreat offers peace, relaxation and a genuine rainforest experience. Complimentary breakfast hamper included and in-room dining available.

Set among the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Daintree Rainforest and along the banks of the gently flowing Mossman River, Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish tropical rainforest escape. Private treehouses invite luxurious retreat complete with contemporary furnishings framed by local timbers and generous balcony with hammock ready to sway in the afternoon breeze. Dining in the open-air Treehouse Restaurant welcomes the sights and sounds of the rainforest, creating an extraordinary backdrop for enjoying fine cuisine in a contemporary Australian style. Situated among Tropical North Queensland’s world-renowned natural attractions including the Great Barrier Reef, activities span guided walks, swimming in the river, driving safaris and helicopter tours for those seeking the ultimate exploration of the region. Inspired by ancient wisdoms that celebrated the Mossman River as a renewing and life-giving force, the award-winning Healing Waters Spa offers a relaxing retreat among the tranquil sounds of the forest.

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Chinta Air Tours Personal itineraries that take you into the skies of the Australian Outback

Chinta Air Tours specialize in tailor-made air safaris. Travel in light aircraft to unique destinations throughout Australia where you can enjoy a taste of outback lifestyle. Accommodation is first-class – perhaps a luxury safari tent, a cliff-top eco-lodge, an award-winning eco-villa, or an outback station homestead where you live beside the owners.

Air Safaris Turquoise seas shimmering above the world-famous and expansive Great Barrier Reef. Endless sandy beaches shaded by gently swaying palm trees and lapped by foaming surf. The untamed Outback, where sun-baked landscapes stretch to a distant horizon, punctuated occasionally by a remote station. Discover these wonders on a thrilling trip by helicopter or bush plane – whether it’s a short scenic flight or a multiday safari including luxury accommodation. Be amazed by pristine waterfalls and isolated parks alive with native wildlife. Fly away into the heart of Australia and be astonished by its unique beauty and colorful landscapes.

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At each location, 4WD tours with knowledgeable local guides introduce you to native wildlife roaming free and to stories of the Outback. Superb meals feature tempting local produce and wines. Each day, enjoy the view and reduce your travel time with scenic flights. Travel with the Outback Air Safari Specialists.

Independent Aviation Arrive in style and class... to your schedule... by private charter

For more than 30 years Independent Aviation has provided prompt, reliable and innovative solutions to aircraft procurement for discerning travellers throughout Australasia and NZ. We specialize in Luxury Lodge, Island Resort & VIP transfers, we look after every detail with discreet professionalism, allowing you to enjoy the ultimate experience. Be it an individual sector to meet a revised schedule, or an extended multi-destination itinerary, we will find the right aircraft for you. Helicopters and light twins to private jets and airliners for groups, we arrange hundreds of aircraft charters every month… our 24-hour 'Flight Desk’ ensures a successful mission and your complete satisfaction every time. Independent Aviation's experienced team we will coordinate everything, returning promptly with genuine quotes on a range of aircraft and a recommendation on a suitable provider. Honeymoon, VIP, family groups and individuals, or that special once in a lifetime adventure. For expert advice contact the ‘Air Charter Professionals’ to organise your next flight downunder.

HeliSpirit Australia’s Kimberley is like no other place on earth

Rugged, romantic and breathtakingly beautiful, she hides her secrets well until you take to the air. HeliSpirit can show you close-up views of remote places inaccessible by any other means than by helicopter. Explore Lake Argyle, Kununurra, El Questro, the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle, Mitchell Falls and the Kimberley Coast. Some flights include landings to view the sun setting over vast red cliffs, to fish in wild rivers or swim in secret springs. Indulge in a six day private luxury helicopter safari; exploring waterfalls, galleries of ancient Aboriginal rock art, in stunning Kimberley landscapes, with accommodation some of Australia’s finest luxury lodges.


Litchfield National Park Scenic Flight – Ex Darwin Litchfield National Park has been voted one of the top 10 must-see destinations in the world and there is no better way to experience it than from the air

Enjoy a spectacular 60 minute scenic flight, with Nautilus Aviation taking in views of Wangi, Tolmer, Upper Sandy Creek & Florence Falls plus the impressive rock formations of the Lost City. This tour escapes the crowds with an exclusive stop at a private waterfall for a swim and refreshments. On the return flight your experienced local pilot will introduce you to the incredible Magnetic Termite Mounds and fly over the extensive Darwin River Dam, half the volume of Sydney harbour! This tour also has a flight only option with no waterfall stop.

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Nautilus Aviation Once in a life time - every time

Nautilus Aviation operate premium helicopter experiences showcasing iconic Australian landscapes from a stunning aerial perspective. With bases in Townsville, Cairns, Port Douglas, Darwin and Horn Island, explore the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef & Wet Tropical Rainforest; the biodiverse nature reserves of Kakadu & Litchfield National Parks; fly over Cape York Peninsula and the northern most part of the Australian mainland; or take in the spirit of the Outback with a visit to exclusive Mount Mulligan Lodge. When travelling to the reef with The Quicksilver Group, Sunlover Reef Cruises or Down Under Cruise & Dive, upgrade to a reef-scenic flight for views that will take your breath away. Special interest options include HeliFish, HeliGolf and even the opportunity to take the controls yourself with You-Fly. A fleet of 27 state-of-the-art helicopters and an impeccable safety record spanning more than 25 years, over 50,000 passengers a year experience the land and seascapes with Nautilus Aviation.

Apollo Trailfinder 2 Berth 4WD Campervan

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Discover your own Australia in an Apollo Trailfinder

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Experience Australia’s vast and dramatic landscapes from behind the wheel of an Apollo Trailfinder. Ideal for adventurous couples seeking the ease of a compact vehicle, the Trailfinder has been built to handle Australia’s tough outback conditions.

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The Trailfinder has a comfortable and spacious driver’s cabin, internal fridge and freezer and one cosy double bed as well as a lower single bed. Featuring a large slide-out outdoor kitchen, a pop top roof for extra space and ventilation, as well as an awning, you will find it easy to enjoy that great Aussie Outback experience.

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Rawnsley Park Station, Flinders Ranges These Eco–villas and the Homestead provide the perfect base for exploring South Australia's rugged Flinders Ranges

Australia's Accessible Outback Australia’s magnificent outback is closer than you might think. A direct flight from Perth takes you to the Kimberley, a vast expanse of thundering waterfalls, diamond mines, eerie rock formations and golden beaches. A half-day’s drive north of Adelaide brings you to the Flinders Ranges, where you can cycle along hundreds of miles of mountain trails or take a 4WD desert safari. Canoe, hike, camp or fish in Nitmiluk National Park, famed for its magnificent gorges and fascinating Aboriginal heritage. Or travel from Adelaide to the Red Centre or Darwin aboard The Ghan – stopping en route for any number of whistlestop tours.

Combining the intrigue of a 283,280-hectare (700,000-acre) working cattle station with comfortable accommodation, the park offers a truly quintessential Kimberley experience. Staying at El Questro has something for everyone, whether you choose a luxurious stay at El Questro Homestead, a room by the river, a tented cabin nestled in the wilderness or a night under canvas at El Questro Station.

Rawnsley Park Station in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia offers the ultimate Australian outback experience. The spectacular scenery, luxury accommodation, good food and wine, will motivate an appreciation of the immense space of the Australian outback. The brilliant red earth and rock of the Flinders Ranges have inspired awe in generations of visitors. The Rawnsley Eco-villas are set on a secluded, elevated site that offers 360° views of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding ranges.

Angorichina Station

Gawler Ranges

Stretching north from Port Augusta, the Flinders Ranges is one of Australia’s most inspiring outback locations

"Outback to the Sea" showcases an amazing diversity and profusion of wildlife rarely seen elsewhere in Australia

Angorichina Station is located 10 kilometres (6 miles) east of small outback town, Blinman in outback South Australia’s Flinders Ranges and 500 kilometres (310 miles) north of Adelaide. Your hosts are the Fargher family, owners of Angorichina Station. The original part of the homestead dates from the 1860’s, when pioneering graziers first drove their flocks into the Flinders Ranges.

The Gawler Ranges region of South Australia is wildly beautiful outback country, boasting contrasting colors of red sands and rocky gorges, blue skies and the glistening white of massive Lake Gairdner.

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This is also one of the few places where three large species of macropod marsupials can be seen together. Emus are common and 140 species of birds inhabit the area, while spring is brilliant with wildflowers. With wild koalas at Mikkira Station and sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay, almost all Australian wildlife is covered.


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Mt Mulligan Lodge The rugged territory bears the marks of the historic gold and coal rush, and in its current operation, as a working cattle station, the pastoral history of Australia

Located 100km north-west of Cairns on a captivating 28,000-hectare outback property, Mt Mulligan Lodge accommodates just 16 indulged guests at any one time and features three different room types, a beautifully designed main pavilion for guest meals and relaxation, an infinity pool and sunset bar. Each guest room at Mt Mulligan Lodge is also assigned its own electric buggy to explore the sprawling property with ease. Accommodation rates include all gourmet meals, a selection of Australian wines and beers, and a daily curated Mt Mulligan experience such as off-road ATV adventures, guided tours of the historic Mount Mulligan coal mine and abandoned township, stargazing and hikes. This luxury property is accessible via a 35-minute scenic helicopter flight from Cairns or a 2.5-hour 4WD adventure from Cairns.

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The Ghan Expedition Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys

The Ghan Expedition is the ultimate rail experience through the heart of Australia. Travelling over 4 days from Darwin to Adelaide, this all-inclusive journey operates from March to October and is as much about off the train as it is on. Guests enjoy all meals and beverages included in their choice of either Gold Service or the relaxed luxury of Platinum Service. It’s the exploration opportunities along the way that really whet your appetite however. Cruise Nitmiluk Gorge or have an inclusive tour of the Alice. Choose to upgrade your excursion to a scenic flight and base tour of Uluru. All guests enjoy an Outback Pioneer Dinner under the stars in Alice Springs before returning to The Ghan. The extended touring doesn’t stop there as guests disembark at Manguri for a full day of touring the unique Opal mining town of Coober Pedy.

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Premier Travel Tasmania

Exclusive Touring Your holiday is never as long as you would like, so why waste a moment of it wrestling with maps, flipping through guidebooks and trying to guess which sights to see? Leave all that to knowledgeable local guides and you’ll have more time to enjoy the rich diversity of Australia – whether you’re interested in the cosmopolitan delights of Sydney, boutique wineries or wilderness enclaves. Join a small group tour – limited to just a few lucky guests – or arrange a private, tailor-made trip for your party alone.

Tasmania has abundance of native wildlife and wilderness areas to explore

Experience a breathtaking private tour tailored just for you

Tasmania’s UNESCO World Heritage Listed Wilderness provides a perfect place for touring away from urban hustle and bustle, with rugged mountains, temperate rainforests and pristine white sandy beaches. The Premier Travel Tasmania team consists of local guides who know Tasmania intimately and are able to provide interpretation and share stories in a meaningful way.

Journey along 150 miles of the most spectacular shoreline in the world. Your expert guide will personalise the tour to your request and suggest you visit Split Point Lighthouse and enjoy a stroll along the wild beaches. A traditional pub meal will await you at the quaint coastal town of Apollo Bay, followed by exclusive access to the Eco-lodge. Bask in your natural surrounds while watching the wild kangaroos roam free. Look up to see the sleepy koalas enjoying their Eucalyptus leaves. The final stop on this incredible journey will be to capture the magic at the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge. This tour is available in English, German, Spanish or Italian. Spend your time doing exactly what you want to do with Oceania Tours and Safaris.

Guests may join like-minded travelers on a privately guided experience tailored to personal preferences or join a premium small group tour with options including a 5 day ‘Icons’ tour or an 8 day Tasmanian wildlife and wilderness encounter.

Exceptional Kangaroo Island Insider Access This full-day share tour explores at leisure the beautiful Flinders Chase National Park

Spot a range of wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, echidnas, koalas and many birds. Visit Remarkable Rocks, huge granite rocks carved from the wind, rain and salt from the Southern Ocean. See Admirals Arch, a spectacular rock arch and the fur seals lazing on the rocks below. Enjoy an elegant picnic lunch in the bush featuring local produce. End the day learning about the pioneering heritage of the Island at "Grassdale" the former home of Lucy Edwards. Grassdale now forms part of the national parks estate and provides excellent viewing opportunities of the Island's namesake – the Kangaroo Island kangaroo. 40 Australia

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Australian Eco Adventures Spend time in first-class luxury with AEA Luxury Tours

For over 27 years, AEA Luxury Tours has been providing complete luxury small group touring packages across Sydney and New South Wales, continually setting the benchmark for first-class itineraries, guides, and vehicle comfort. Whether it is visiting the major icons of Sydney city, escaping to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains or sampling the finest wine and food in Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley, you can be sure of seeing the best that New South Wales has to offer. Not only do guests benefit from a highly personalised service, travelling in smaller vehicles also enables visits to the more remote destinations.

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Western Australia’s ultimate personalised, small group luxury 4WD eco tours

Experience nature and heritage of Western Australia, with a personal touch, this is the Ultimate to do List in Western Australia. Discover the spectacular Pilbara and Gascoyne region to see Australia’s largest Rock Mt Augustus. In the heart of the dramatic Murchison region visit Wooleen Station to experience outback life and stay on Dirk Hartog Island with your bed rooms overlooking the tranquil ocean of Shark Bay. Private touring to the Margaret River and Albany regions to experience premium wines and sensational fresh local food. Visit Esperance to see pristine white beaches crystal clear water, Pink Lake Hillier and kangaroos on beaches. Day Tours from Perth, three day trips to Margaret River or Albany and extended tours to discover Western Australia. All this whilst travelling in a luxury 4WD vehicle, with a maximum of six like-minded travellers, staying in top quality, comfortable accommodation and enjoying delicious local Western Australian produce.

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Pretty Beach House The epitome of relaxed luxury, privacy and the ultimate example of elegance

Pretty Beach House is a rare find for those looking for a luxurious getaway with the perfect balance of intimacy, privacy and personalised service. A serene escape nestled within the heart of the NSW Bouddi National Park, this fine hotel is set high on the escarpment above Pretty Beach, just 90-minute drive or exhilarating 20-minute seaplane/heli flight from Sydney city. All dining, snacks and selected beverage is included as part of the hospitality at Pretty Beach House. Also included is an Indigenous smoking ceremony and mountain bike hire.

Australian Luxury Escape from the hectic pace and distraction of daily life without forgoing comforts or indulgences. The best accommodations effortlessly meld wilderness with luxury and service. Greet the sunrise from an exclusive tent amid the dunes edging one of the world’s most pristine reefs. Awake in a private guesthouse high on an escarpment nestled into Bouddi National Park with views to the sparkling Brisbane waters. Sip your morning coffee cocooned by the natural serenity of the Blue Mountains. Finish a day’s trekking with dinner under a blanket of stars in Karijini National Park. Staying at remote places allows you to put everything in perspective again – you’re guaranteed not to miss the ‘real world’ in the least.

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Karijini Eco Retreat Eco tents, eco cabins, campsites and outback dining in the heart of the worldclass Karijini National Park

Designed with the environment in mind – guests at the Karijini Eco Retreat in Western Australia embrace a ‘greener’ style of accommodation. The semipermanent deluxe eco tents, cabins, campground and facilities incorporate eco-friendly practices which ensure environmentally sustainable management of the natural and cultural values of one of the most ancient landscapes on earth. A short trail walk leads directly from the Retreat into Joffre Gorge. Stand at the top and you will find yourself overwhelmed by this powerful creation of nature which has been sculptured and shaped over a period of about 2,500 million years. Guided tours (coach, adventure, gorges, mine sites) can be booked at reception. An outback-style licensed alfresco restaurant adds glamorous flair to a ‘gorgeous’ day of trekking, whilst the sunset slowly merges with an endless blanket of stars that seem to reflect the timelessness of this place.

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Where the Outback Meets the Reef

Sal Salis is an exclusive bush camp offering comfort and style in the Cape Range National Park, overlooking the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. There are just sixteen spacious tents, each with eco-bathroom. Drinks from the bar and chef-prepared meals are served in the main lodge. The focus of your stay is the environment and a team of passionate guides are on hand to show you the reef on guided snorkel and kayak expeditions and guided gorge walks in the Ranges. Swim with whale sharks (April to July) and humpback whales (Aug to Oct) from cruises aboard Sal Salis’ motor launch. At night lie out on the beach to stare up at the Milky Way and canopy of stars stretching across the southern night skies.


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Australia's Remote North West Discover an ancient landscape of breathtaking contrasts covering billions of years in history and over 386,000 square miles. This is Australia at its most vast and truly remote, where coastal cruising unfolds rivers, waterfalls and tides of extreme nature. Rich in natural history and indigenous lifestyle, the longer you stay, the more you become part of the landscape. Climb aboard your luxurious live-aboard cruise hosted by knowledgeable crew and a world-class chef who prepare the day’s catch into succulent feast. By day, gently cruise the calm bays and tributaries; or explore remote rivers in an excursion tender; and shower underneath waterfalls such as the King Cascade.

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Kimberley Quest A multi-award-winning luxury Kimberley cruise company operating extended wilderness expeditions along the stunning Kimberley coast, cruising between Broome and Wyndham

The Kimberley Quest II is a 25-metre (82-foot) vessel that has been designed with relaxation in mind, and for exploring the Kimberley coastline in style. Its custom design allows us to visit areas many other Kimberley cruises simply cannot reach. Whilst on board, guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor alfresco areas, a refreshing dip in the spa and gourmet cuisine prepared by the on-board chef. Cruising with a maximum of 18 guests, personalised service and attention to detail means guests can enjoy the amazing surrounds in complete comfort and luxury. Kimberley Quest operate Kimberley tours ranging from 4, 8, 10, 14 and 21 day itineraries, all with daily cruise adventures featuring a myriad of activities. Leaving the mothership in custom-built tender vessels, guests set out exploring the untouched river systems, viewing ancient Aboriginal rock art and fishing the tidal creeks as well as discovering the in-depth history of the area, viewing the rugged cliffs, caves, waterfalls and gorges, spotting wildlife, taking refreshing dips in secluded waterholes and much more!

Also available is the opportunity to charter the vessel exclusively, which means the itinerary and daily excursions can be tailored to suit your group’s preferences whether it be wildlife, walking, fishing, Aboriginal art, or a combination of all of these. The possibilities are endless when you have the most extraordinary location at your fingertips! The Kimberley is prolific with islands, inlets, extensive waterfalls, pristine beaches and unforgettable scenery that will take your breath away. The team at Kimberley Quest will convey their passion for this ancient land, forging the sights and sounds of the Kimberley into your memory forever. Leaving the mothership in custom-built tenders including a fast-boat, guests set out exploring the untouched river systems.


8 Day Southern Quest - Broome to Hunter River / Cruise - Fly Depart Broome: 4:00pm, pick up from your chosen location for your transfer to the vessel.

DAY 6: Prince Regent River, King Cascade, Cathedral Falls

Arrive Broome: 5:00pm by light aircraft, you will be transferred to your chosen location.

Early morning we cruise through St George Basin, arriving at King Cascade. Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, or fish at the Prince Regent River.

DAY 1: Broome - Cape Leveque

DAY 7: Prince Regent River, Camp Creek, Careening Bay

Your Southern Quest begins, a vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II. DAY 2: Buccaneer Archipelago, Dugong Bay, Talbot Bay

This morning will cross the vast King Sound, cruising through the of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In the afternoon, take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek. DAY 3: Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef, Red Cone Creek

Early morning we take you fishing in Collier Bay, then We cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef.

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Today, we explore Hunter River, taking in the flora and fauna of the Kimberley. Depart the Kimberley Quest II by helicopter where you will enjoy a scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls. At the Mitchell Plateau airstrip, board a light aircraft. Return to Broome by sunset, for your transfer to your accommodation or airport.

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DAY 4: Doubtful Bay, Sale River, Raft Point

Today, we fish at the inlets of Doubtful Bay and then We explore the Sale River. In the afternoon we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. DAY 5: Kuri Bay, Camden Harbour

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7 & 8 Tasmanian Wildlife and Wilderness Encounter Australia’s island state provides a rare opportunity to experience an abundance of native wildlife

The Tasmanian devil heads the extensive list of animals that will be observed on this small group tour. Also discover quolls, kangaroo, wallabies, wombats and other marsupials, as well as birdlife such as little penguins, forest ravens, currawongs and wedge-tailed eagles.

Wilderness and Wildlife Encounters Amazingly, 80 per cent of Australia’s flora and fauna are found nowhere else on earth. Echidnas and emus; kangaroos and koalas, wallabies, Tasmanian devils and countless other creatures will delight you. Trail blaze the Victorian high country by horseback. Paddle along hidden rivers or walk isolated trails. Knowledgeable guides will help you spot whales breaching the ocean’s surface or cockatoos flitting through the forest. Listen closely to discern the calls of exotic creatures. Discover unique wild spaces and see Australia’s remarkable wildlife in their natural habitat, where humans still live in balance with nature and stars glitter brightly in the dark velvet night sky.

Premier Travel Tasmania’s local expert guides lead this comprehensive tour combining iconic sights with off the beaten track destinations focusing on close encounters with Tasmania’s unique and fascinating wildlife.

4 Day Flinders Ranges Odyssey Experience true outback hospitality and Aussie station experiences with this small-group tour.

This new tour by Flinders Ranges Odysseys departs Adelaide in air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles with two nights at the award-winning Rawnsley Park Station and one night at the famous Prairie Hotel. Rawnsley Park Station will be a highlight on this tour with your hosts providing true outback hospitality and Aussie station experiences. Stay in luxurious Eco Villas, all with commanding views of the surrounding landscape. Touring includes the spectacular and rugged scenery of Wilpena Pound and the magnificent Flinders Ranges region with its wealth of wildlife, geology and ancient history. At Nilpena Station, take a fascinating station and Ediacaran fossil tour, and enjoy outback food and hospitality at the famous Prairie Hotel in Parachilna. Finally, travel through the stunning Clare Valley wine region for some wine tasting and lunch before returning to Adelaide. Accommodation, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners, all entrance fees, and special permits are included.

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Kangaroo Island Overnight Wildlife Experience

Bamurru Plains

Discover one of the world’s most pristine, pure places

Australia’s answer to the Okavango Delta

A perfect introduction to an unspoiled and natural wildlife haven, on this oneday/one-night tour, you will soon see why Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s iconic nature-based destinations. On arrival, your local Kangaroo Island Odysseys guide will take you on a personalised 4WD tour to see Australian sea lions, kangaroos, koalas and native Australian birds in their pristine wildlife settings.

Located just west of Kakadu National Park on the Mary River floodplains, Bamurru invites you to share in one of Australia’s richest wildlife experiences. The very design of the ten Safari Bungalows allows you to watch the parade of wildlife emerge to feed on the floodplain from the comfort of your bed! The alarm clock in the morning is the call of Magpie Geese and Whistling Kites and the orange light of dawn spreading across the floodplain.

At the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park, you will be escorted on a memorable walk along the beach. This bay is home to a healthy Australian sea lion colony, and you can walk among them as they bask on the beach or rest in the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide, you are able to stand at a safe distance to these wonderful endangered creatures and hear them sigh and watch them at play. This truly is an unforgettable experience – one you will treasure forever.

An extensive experience program explores the surrounding country away from the safari lodge, with airboat trips on the wetlands, river cruises in search of crocodiles, fishing for barramundi, bird watching, astronomy evenings, bush drives, quad bike safaris and guided wilderness walks, while ancient rock art and indigenous culture are an easy optional day trip out into world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Although accessible by road from Darwin in just three hours, Bamurru is best reached via a scenic charter flight from Darwin over the twists and turns of the Adelaide River brimming with barramundi (and crocodiles if you’re lucky)!

Overnight accommodation including breakfast, gourmet picnic lunch with wine, all entrance fees, and special permits are included.

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Cosmopolitan Collection Sophisticated Australia offers endless amusements during the day, from superb spas and hidden cafés to world-class shopping. But at night, it takes on a whole new gloss, with of-the-moment bars, pumping nightclubs and a highrolling casino. The Crown Entertainment Complexes are at the heart of the action and features not one, but six, sensational urban hotels. Start your evening with an unforgettable meal at a fine dining restaurant, dance the night away in an exclusive club, then try your luck at the glittering casino – which never closes. It’s just a few steps back to your elegant room, where you can catch a bit of sleep – before doing it all again the next night.

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Crown Towers Melbourne The Crown Entertainment Complex is set alongside the Yarra River in Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct

The unrivalled location connects you to the best of Melbourne’s shopping, dining, sporting and cultural precincts, including the Melbourne Arts Centre, Concert Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, the Malthouse Theatre, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the Maritime Museum. Crown is home to three iconic award-winning hotels surrounded by restaurants, shopping, entertainment and day spas. The entertainment complex is the hub of Melbourne city life and includes a world-class casino, luxury retail precinct, Melbourne’s grandest theatres, event and performance spaces, cinemas, high-end spas with leading fitness clubs and dining options from fine cuisine to cafés and fast food offerings showcasing an array of international cuisines, including Bistro Guillaume, Rockpool Bar & Grill and Nobu.

Renowned as one of the world’s finest hotels, Crown Towers offers an atmosphere of unmatched elegance and sophistication. With its extensive outdoor terrace featuring stunning views of Melbourne’s CBD, the Crystal Club is an inviting and exclusive haven in a secluded setting. Located within the opulent Crown Towers, Crown Spa is a tranquil retreat for the ultimate in private pampering, delivering a luxury retreat for those who appreciate the finer things. Crown Melbourne is the Ultimate in Australia Cosmopolitan hospitality.


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Crown Towers Perth The epitome of luxury, guest rooms and suites at Crown Towers Perth command magnificent views

Intelligently designed with the latest technology, guests have the opportunity to experience a hotel property unlike any other. Crown Towers Perth is the pinnacle of luxury and the largest hotel in Western Australia with 500 guest rooms, the award-winning Crown Spa, acclaimed restaurants and expansive resort pools.

cabanas surrounding a circular infinity pool and chic bar overlooking the Swan River. Featuring poolside dining and attentive wait staff, the leisure facilities set a new benchmark for resort living. Crown Spa caters to guests’ health and fitness needs. A selection of premium La Prairie and Subtle Energies packages, sumptuous treatment rooms and wet areas provide the perfect antidote for the weary traveller. The 24-hour Fitness Centre offers leading edge equipment.

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Showcasing Michael Fiebrich interior design, the guest rooms feature a timeless and modern aesthetic both elegantly styled and richly furnished with marble bathrooms and spacious living areas. The exclusive Crystal Club Lounge, located on level 15 of Crown Towers boasts an expansive open terrace highlighting the unimpeded views of the city skyline. The exclusive lounge has a dedicated private check-in service and concierge facilities for Crystal Club guests. After checking in, guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, light snacks, evening canapĂŠs and Wi-Fi. Crown Towers Perth features 6,200 square metres (66,736 square feet) of resort pool area including the Enclave, a secluded retreat with luxurious private Australia 49


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Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa Set on a private stretch of sand on secluded Four Mile Beach

A luxurious base for your Tropical North Queensland and Great Barrier Reef experience, this property comprises beautifully appointed studio rooms, elegant apartments, and villas with exclusive plunge pools and luxury swim-out apartments and penthouses with rooftop Jacuzzis.

Ultimate Golf Indulgence Whether you play golf as an occasional escape or for frequent pleasure, on a beautiful day, a golf course can seem like the perfect setting. Immaculately kept fairways, sparkling water hazards and well-pruned greenery set against mountains, lakes and even the ocean make a golf course a wonderful place to experience nature. Couple this with a nice breeze and some sunshine, and it’s is a great way to spend time outdoors. After your game, come inside and indulge your tastebuds with a fine dining experience, where exceptional beef, lamb and seafood, and the freshest fruits and vegetables, underpin a progressive culinary scene. Accent your meal with a globally recognised Australian wine. Explore the finer side of life on one of Australia’s championship golf courses.

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Crafted by internationally acclaimed architects, the adjacent championship “links” 18-hole golf course boasts rainforest wetland, rich undulating fairways, and spectacular mountain views. The sophisticated hospitality, casual dining, and a 3,000 square metre (32,292 square foot) lagoon-style pool together encourage abandon. Meanwhile, Vie Spa features couples rooms and a range of relaxing treatments.

Hamilton Island Golf Club On its very own island, designed by mother nature

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links Barnbougle Golf Links has been crafted out of an extraordinary landscape

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links is a golf course located near the seaside village of Bridport in Tasmania's North-East. The 18 hole championship layout was designed by course architects Tom Doak and Mike Clayton, and is set among sand dunes overlooking Bass Strait. Rated No. 2 Golf Course in Australia by Australian Golf Magazine (2013) and No. 11 in the World by U.S. Golf Digest, The Dunes, with its spectacular vistas of Tasmania’s North East Coast, is a Links Golf Course unlike any other in Australia. The elder of the two courses, The Dunes is a spectacular example of traditional Links golf. Why not take a Course Tour to become acquainted with this beautiful landscape?

Offering the only 18-hole championship golf course on its own island in Australia, the Hamilton Island Golf Club provides a unique and unforgettable golfing experience. The 18-hole, par 71 Hamilton Island Golf Course is said to be one of the most challenging in the world. Designed by five time British Open winner Peter Thomson, and taking full advantage of Mother Nature’s work, the course is strung along the spectacular ridges and steep valleys of Dent Island. The course boasts a variety of obstacles for those willing to take on the challenge – wicked winds; impenetrable bushland; people have even called the 14th hole, the ‘Valley of Death’. Despite its punishing design the golf course is a ‘must do’ for both novice and professional golfers, catering for all experience levels. Plus, with spectacular views of the surrounding Whitsunday Islands and Coral Sea, the contemporary Clubhouse is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a meal after your unforgettable golfing experience.


The Lakes Golf Club

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club

A serene environment

Welcome to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club

The Lakes is one of Australia’s pre-eminent private clubs and one of the leading major tournament venues in Australia. The golf course provides our Members and their guests with a unique opportunity to play one of Australia’s most famous layouts, in a serene environment on outstandingly presented playing surfaces.

Our Club is recognised as one of the leading golf clubs in Australia with two of the pre-eminent golf courses in the world. The Club was founded in 1891 and has been host to numerous national and international tournaments. We have a proud reputation of providing Members and guests with a friendly, welcoming and inclusive experience.

Enjoy a day of golf at one of Australia’s most prestigious private clubs, and one the most memorable golf courses. Est. in 1928, The Lakes Golf Club is one of Sydney’s most prestigious private golf clubs. Located only 15 minutes from the CBD, The Lakes borders the Botany Aquifer and Wetlands area, showcasing spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife alongside one of Australia’s great golf courses.

Our golf courses and renowned hospitality provide Members with world class facilities for golf whilst enjoying fellowship and camaraderie with their guests. Our courses are maintained consistent with the principles espoused by Dr Alister MacKenzie. The generous fairways and fast and firm conditions provide good challenges for any handicap players.

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Huntingdale Golf Club

The Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Huntingdale's golf affiliations go back to 1896

Royal Adelaide has long been considered South Australia’s best course

Huntingdale Golf Club is a golf club located in Oakleigh South, Melbourne. The origins of what would become Huntingdale Golf Club began in 1924, when a Committee leased some property in Doncaster Road, Doncaster and laid out an 18-hole course amid the surrounding orchards. Rising to fame in March 1979 with the inaugural hosting of The Australian Masters, Huntingdale has emerged as one of the most recognisable golf courses in Australia, and the world. Since 1979, Huntingdale has played host to Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Peter Thomson, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Norman Von Nida, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam, Ian Baker-Finch, John Daly, Tom Watson, Nick Price and Tiger Woods.

The Royal Adelaide Golf Club is as enjoyable a playing experience for the club golfer as it is an exacting and demanding test for the loftiest professional. We are regularly ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the world Golf Magazine (USA) as well as scoring a perfect 100 points in the Rolex Top 1000 course ratings, and our 14th hole was selected as one of the top 100 golf holes in the world. Our Club prides itself on its high standard of cuisine and service, which you can enjoy for either breakfast, lunch or dinner on the day of your event. With ample car parking, beautiful surrounds, a fully air conditioned clubhouse and close proximity to the airport and city.

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Cape Lodge, Margaret River Sitting in its own vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River wine country is one of Australia’s finest gourmet establishments

A member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, Cape Lodge features 22 luxury rooms and a four-bedroom private residence spread throughout 16 hectares (40 acres) of manicured parkland, along with an all-weather tennis court, a beautiful freeform swimming pool, a mini-spa, multi-award-winning restaurant and threehectare (seven-acre) vineyard.

Style, Arts and Design Every so often, you come across a hotel that is more than just a place to rest your head. Whether they offer one-of-a-kind artworks, a retro lounge or penthouse apartments with private spas, these hotels are light years away from ordinary. In fact, they are destinations in themselves. Delight in the imagination and verve these hoteliers have employed to create spaces that are unorthodox and truly memorable. You may even come home with some ideas you can incorporate into your own home. Let your hotel be an unforgettable introduction to Australia’s cutting-edge style. The country is bursting at the seams with creativity. You just have to know where to look and stay.

A small, sophisticated vineyard retreat with a focus on food, wine and indulgence, Cape Lodge offers you the chance to relax and rejuvenate in exclusive luxury.

Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel Enjoy sweeping views across heritage gardens and the Yarra Valley at this exclusive and refined hotel

In less than one hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD, you can unwind in a Heritage-listed Victorian mansion beside the Yarra River, among lush gardens dating back to 1854. Combining history, sophistication and luxury in one of Australia’s finest winegrowing regions, Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel in Victoria’s Yarra Valley represents true indulgence. Featuring elegant period fittings throughout, the hotel offers luxury accommodation, appeasing service and award-winning dining. Situated on 101 hectares (250 acres), the iconic Chateau Yering Hotel was reborn in 1997 as a magnificent five-star property offering 32 luxury suites. It has hushed, stately rooms in which to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or relax with a good book, as well as two award-winning restaurants – Eleonore’s fine dining restaurant for dinner, and Sweetwater Café for breakfast.

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Art Series - The Fantauzzo A stunning presence beneath the iconic Story Bridge

The Fantauzzo is a masterful blend of architecture, nature and art. Inspired by acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo, the six-storey hotel is an immersion into creativity and contemporary luxury on every level. Overlooking Brisbane’s newest hub, the recently revitalized Howard Smith Wharves, The Fantauzzo includes 166 suites, spectacular views, rooftop pool, bar, gym and state-of-the-art function rooms. The restaurant is a celebration of authentic Italian fare. Polpetta serves up mouth-watering meals with big personality. It is laid back and relaxed and welcomes you all day and night.

Whether one night or a while, The Fantauzzo’s stellar location, raw charisma and breathtaking views will make your stay truly one-of-a-kind. It is right on the Brisbane river and perfect for those morning walks or afternoon strolls, 2km from the CDB and world class shopping, 13km from the airport and either a nice walk or taxi ride to South Bank. Whilst in Brisbane this is a must stay.

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Original artworks and giclee prints feature throughout, while complimentary art tours, in-room art channels and libraries invite getting up-close and personal with Fantauzzo’s work. His work gives the hotel a point of difference, no boring walls in sight, a remarkable culture as soon as you walk through the doors.

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Uluru and The Red Centre The Red Centre is an astounding landscape of desert plains, weathered mountain ranges, rocky gorges and some of Aboriginal Australia’s most sacred sites, including Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Float in an outback waterhole, dine under a starry sky while being serenaded by didgeridoo, hear a Dreamtime story told by a traditional custodian of the land and watch the world’s most famous rock change colors at dawn and dusk. The Red Centre provides a wealth of extraordinary only-in-Australia experiences.

Longitude 131° Longitude 131°, the luxury desert basecamp at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, offers an essential experience of Australia's heartland

The lodge fans out from the cool sanctuary of the Dune House, site of lounging, cocktails and Rock gazing. Dine overlooking the nation's spiritual heart whilst savouring cuisine combined with native flavours for a unique taste of Australia. Central to a stay is discovery of the World Heritage-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta encountered on a series of signature guided experiences and enhanced by connection with the creation stories of the traditional custodians. In the spirit of the original pioneers, relax after a day’s exploring in a canopied pavilion. Unparalleled views of Uluru’s changing lights play out from the end of the bed, or on balconies from the warmth of a luxury swag unfurled under a blanket of stars. Retreat to Spa Kinara for a healing treatment, relax poolside or drink in the sweeping desert views from the dune-top bar – best observed from the deck or submerged in the plunge pool. Camping certainly doesn’t come more glamorous nor the view from the ‘tent’ more spectacular than this.

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Sails in the Desert and Tali Wiru Experience unique dining and accommodation at magical Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Complement your visit to Uluru in Australia's Red Centre with dinner at Tali Wiru. Limited to an intimate group of 20 people, the Tali Wiru experience begins with champagne and canapés and progresses to a dune top for a fourcourse dinner, matched with premium Australian wines, all while watching the sunset at Uluru. When dinner is finished, guests can relax to the sound of the Didgeridoo and the natural environment before being regaled by stories of history, culture, spirituality and the land by an Aboriginal storyteller. In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. During your stay at Sails in the Desert Hotel, make time to explore the styles and stories of Indigenous art at the Mulgara Gallery and surrender to your choice of Red Ochre Spa's treatments.


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A Night at Field of Light

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Feel the inspiring magnitude of the vast night sky, the overwhelming presence of the majestic rock. As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, Field of Light illuminates. Under an outback sky brilliant with stars, pathways draw you in and beckon you to explore as 50,000 slender stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres gently light up Australia’s spiritual heartland. Due to popular demand, the award-winning Field of Light, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, has been extended.

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Unique Environments There is something special about wild places. They are treasured havens for people and animals alike, making them the perfect spots for both pristine national parks and eco-friendly luxury hideaways. Escape to Kangaroo Island off the mainland of South Australia or the Freycinet Peninsula in Tasmania and enter an unspoiled world. Kayak through wetlands rich with bird life. Bushwalk along trails where you may not see another soul. Renew your spirits at a resort designed to help preserve these remote and natural enclaves, delighting in stunning views from the floor-to ceiling windows.

Southern Ocean Lodge It’s hard to imagine a more sympathetic tribute to the wild beauty of Kangaroo Island than Southern Ocean Lodge

Sensitively designed to blend seamlessly with the rugged landscape, the luxury lodge appears to float along its cliff top setting. The expansive Great Room lies at the helm, forming the hub of the lodging experience – guests dine decadently in the restaurant, lounge with a book and a drink or plan a great day ahead. Dining at Southern Ocean Lodge is designed to reflect its unique surrounds. The chefs work closely with the island’s providores to source ingredients, creating menus with a proudly local flavour. A generous ‘at-home’ feel flows throughout with a convivial open bar and a walk-in cellar featuring South Australian wines completes an exclusive epicurean adventure. Twenty-one contemporary suites cantilever along the curve of the limestone cliffs, each with unbroken views of the Southern Ocean and dramatic coastal wilderness. Favouring refined comfort over ostentation, myriad thoughtful details from custom furnishings to warm limestone underfoot create a feeling of relaxed luxury. Graced with sweeping horizons of pristine wilderness, Kangaroo Island is renowned as Australia’s Galapágos. Kangaroos, koalas, seals, dolphins and whales frolic to everyone’s delight in this ‘zoo without fences’. A tailor-made

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itinerary of guided experiences offers guests a first-hand encounter with abundant wildlife, roaming freely in its natural environment. With the oxygencharged ocean pounding below, the Southern Spa opens to infinite views of sky and sea. A rejuvenating menu of treatments features Kangaroo Island’s own natural beauty products, Ligurian honey, lavender and hand-gathered mineral salts. Warm, first-name service lends to the overall sense of being at home, of easy, relaxed luxury, of seemingly effortless attention to detail. To find a retreat this exceptional in a location this remote only adds to the wonder.


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Saffire Freycinet A member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, this luxury coastal sanctuary on Tasmania’s east coast delivers inspiring experiences in intimate and sophisticated style

Discreetly positioned overlooking The Hazards Mountains and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire Freycinet fosters encounters between mankind and nature in an environment of breathtaking beauty. Architectural inspiration for the project was derived from the colours of the peninsula – the pink granite of the Hazards mountains, the white beaches, the sapphire waters and the grey-green of the native bushland. Inside, stone and timber reflect the landscape, as colours, hues and textures connect the interior to the great outdoors. Featuring 20 luxurious suites, an exclusive day spa, a restaurant, a guest lounge, and a bar, this property is a celebration of local culinary delights, the art of service, internal and external wellbeing, ancient landscapes and abundant wildlife. In the Palate restaurant, head chef Hugh Whitehouse has ensured innovative dishes do not compromise the true flavours of the freshest local produce. From breakfast through to a gourmet degustation or à la carte dinner, customise your dining experiences to suit your tastes and schedule.

one of Spa Saffire’s three retreat rooms, overlooking the inspiring landscape and reflective pools. The Tasmanian Devil Experience offers guests the rare opportunity to encounter Tasmanian devils in a natural setting and to participate in the quest to save this endangered species from extinction. Select from ‘complimentary experiences’ and additional ‘signature experiences’. Explore with Saffire's Schouten Island Signature Experience, which has been designed exclusively to deepen your east coast discovery. This unique tour will introduce you to a world of deserted islands, wild bushland and secluded beaches and is highly recommended.

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1 Day Daintree Dreaming Tour With Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours

Aboriginal Country Immerse yourself in the oldest continuous culture on the planet, dating back up to 150,000 years, by discovering the art, dance, and music of Australia’s Aboriginal people. Sample bush tucker – indigenous foods like kangaroo, crocodile, emu, bush tomatoes, lemon myrtle and pencil yams. Experience a traditional campfire meal, as elders mesmerize you with traditional creation stories. Tour remote rock art sites with a local Aboriginal guide who can explain every brushstroke and symbol. Visit sacred places such as the Uluru and learn their ancient histories. Discover the authentic soul of this timeless and beautiful land.

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Cicada Lodge

Combine an Aboriginal cultural experience with the pristine beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park

A unique opportunity to discover and encounter the ancient wonders of Australia's Top End

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours will guide you on a cultural coastalmangrove walk on Cooya Beach. This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people where you will learn to hunt and gather in a traditional way. Learn about plants and medicines before tasting your catch of the day. You will be greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony at Mossman Gorge which is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialized cultural knowledge. Take a guided walk into the lush tropical rainforest before a delicious lunch infused with local flavours enjoyed by the edge of the rainforest.

Cicada Lodge is located in Nitmiluk National Park, 320 kilometres (198 miles) south of Darwin. The Lodge is 100% owned by traditional owners of the region, the Jawoyn People. The resort brings a new element of quality and service to this part of Australia, remote but accessible. Choose from a variety of experiences to explore the natural wonders of Nitmiluk National Park. Experience the highest standards of non-intrusive, world-class service in modern architect-designed, fully air-conditioned accommodation. Each guest room is elegantly furnished in a contemporary style that blends modern Australian, and Indigenous design elements.


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Kooljaman at Cape Leveque - WAITOC

Welcome to Bardi Jawi Country – nestled on the stunning coastline at the northern tip of the Dampier Peninsula, this unique Wilderness Camp offers a variety of accommodation and camping options and a diverse range of nature based activities, including whale watching, photography, learning about bush tucker, snorkelling, fishing, boat tours, cultural tours and alfresco dining with stunning views.

Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Tour

Experience this iconic sunset dinner tour on Nitmiluk Gorge just 300 kilometres (186 miles) south of Darwin. Watch as the cliff faces change color with the setting sun and the beauty of the Northern Territory's night skies take over. Listen to the ancient stories of creation and enjoy the serenity of the gorge by candlelight whilst enjoying a delicious three-course dinner featuring local cuisine.

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Nitmiluk Chalets Enjoy Nitmiluk Gorge in the Top End, a spectacular maze of waterways sculpted from sandstone over countless millennia. Uniquely positioned close to the entrance to the Gorge and the departure point for touring vessels, relax in your comfortable, self-contained oneor two-bedroom chalet. See wildlife from your balcony and cool off in the pool after your days of outback adventure.

Uptuyu Aboriginal Adventures

Our award winning Uptuyu Adventures are staged in the Kimberley Region – one of the world's last pristine wilderness frontiers. We are passionate about sharing an insight into our Aboriginal Kimberley in a remote and intimate setting. Tour options include selfdrive wilderness camp packages, one day and extended tours in small groups of up to five guests and for larger groups by arrangement.

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Aussie Rural Life Explore a seemingly endless rural station on horseback. Learn to rope cattle or shear a sheep. And raise a glass of fine wine to a sunset like none you’ve ever seen before. This is the authentic outback and you have the privilege of sharing this worldfamous countryside with some of the hardy, welcoming people who have made it their home for generations. Enjoy warm, luxurious hospitality on an Australian homestead, along with hearty meals prepared from the fresh produce of the land.

Arkaba A Wild Bush Luxury experience at Arkaba goes beyond an outback Australian safari

Within the Australian context the words ‘cattle station’ conjure a very special image

It’s not only witnessing an ancient environment in recovery, by joining this fully hosted all-inclusive experience you’re actively participating in its revival. 600 million years of geological history echo through the stratified layers of Wilpena Pound and the Elder Range, providing spectacular backdrops throughout your safari experience. You have 60,000 acres of privately owned and carefully protected outback to explore in the company of no more than 10 guests. You're treading land where Adnyamathanha people, the first Australians of the Flinders Ranges have walked for tens of thousands of years. A place where sandstone bluffs mingle with ancient creek beds dotted with monumental River Red Gums watching your every move.

It involves hot thirsty plains, teeming wildlife, bronzed rivers, a vast sky and dusty stock camps, where horses and stock skills are very much alive – and Bullo River Station fits like a glove. Pristine landscape, carved with gorges, decorated with waterfalls and defined by the Victoria and Bullo rivers, make Bullo River Station one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cattle stations. Set on 202,343 hectares (500,000 acres) of privately owned countryside, this vast property is home to around 4,000 Brahman-cross cattle, as well as a stunning variety of local fauna species including wallabies, dingoes, buffalo, native and migratory birds, fish and crocodiles.

The supremely comfortable five room Arkaba Homestead is your base. Hosted dinners while sharing stories with field guides and fellow guests provides an atmosphere more akin to staying with friends in the country or a private safari lodge than a typical luxury hotel. Rates include gourmet meals, beverages and a twice-daily guided safaris.

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Bullo River Station

With a spirit of outback hospitality, Bullo invites guests to experience life on a remote station. Generous and comfortable rooms, tasty, wholesome meals and a cold drink at sunset will revive guests who have spent the day enjoying the many activities available, such as cattle-work, fishing, horse riding, Aboriginal rock art, gorge cruises, swimming in waterholes, and helicopter touring.


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Prairie Hotel Parachilna Truly an oasis on the edge of the outback and the famous Flinders Ranges, surrounded by some of the most ancient and fascinating rock formations

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From the hotel, you can enjoy magnificent views of both the ranges and the vast red desert plains sweeping toward Lake Torrens. Inside the hotel, you will find great character, charm and creature comforts, topped off with superb cuisine and astounding artwork. All of this is still only 30 minutes' drive from the famous Parachilna and Brachina gorges of Flinders Ranges National Park.

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First licensed in 1876, the front of the hotel was completed in 1906. Jane and Ross Fargher took ownership of the property in 1991 and have merged the old with the new to create a stunning new dimension of outback hospitality. Sit back and relax, watching the light play on the ranges and plains, then perhaps enjoy a Fargher Lager on the verandah while watching a Parachilna sunset and meet the local characters who make the Outback their home. Try the legendary feral foods and native cuisine that have made the hotel distinctive.

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City Chic Living Glossy rooftop bars overlooking glittering skylines. Hidden cafés serving fabulous espresso. Secret arcades with unique treasures. Tiny boutiques proffering cutting—edge fashions, quirky jewellery, and one-of-a-kind shoes. Sophisticated hotels with a confident sense of style. Just steps from your front door, discover urban living — restaurants, clubs, and theatre. If these are the touchstones you seek when you travel, you will be in your element in Australia.

Spicers Balfour Hotel Brisbane as a local

Experience luxury

Located in the fashionable suburb of New Farm, you’ll experience Brisbane as a local with a stay at Spicers Balfour Hotel. Spicers Balfour Hotel is an awardwinning boutique hotel just minutes from the Brisbane city centre and 16km from Brisbane International airport. Step inside this iconic Queenslander and you’ll discover a chic and stylish interior. Spicers Balfour Hotel offers luxuriously distinctive rooms and suites that provide a welcoming sanctuary. The perfect space for a city escape, a staycation or a rewarding business trip.

Style, elegance and a touch of glamour comes to Adelaide with the arrival of the city's newest five star boutique hotel. The magnificent Mayfair Hotel is located right in the heart of the city at the corner of King William and Hindley Streets in the heritage-listed, beautifully renovated Colonial Mutual Life building. Complemented by a stunning 'jewel box' addition beautifully complementing the 'Romanesque' style building, the Mayfair Hotel is the gateway linking the recently refurbished Rundle Mall and Adelaide's exciting new Riverbank Entertainment Precinct.

Positioned at the edge of the city centre (between the city centre and the airport), Spicers Balfour Hotel gives guests easy access to both. Our jewel in the heart of the inner city Brisbane suburb of New Farm is within walking distance of many of Brisbane’s best restaurants and bars, a 2 minute walk to the Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane newest entertainment and lifestyle destination, while the glorious New Farm Park and River Walk are on our doorstep.

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Mayfair Hotel Adelaide

Offering luxury accommodation, contemporary dining and premium hotel facilities, the Mayfair Hotel also showcases the very best of South Australia, including innovative food and wine and quality locally made products and furnishings. Mayfair Hotel’s 170 elegant and well-appointed rooms and suites are complemented by stylish spaces including light filled meeting and function rooms, business centre, gym, exquisite Mayflower Restaurant & Bar and the newly opened rooftop bar, HENNESSY. Welcome to what is surely Adelaide's most iconic hotel - the beautiful Mayfair Hotel.


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The Mona Pavilions

This is a sanctuary from urban bustle

MONA Pavilions provide contemporary-designed sophisticated accommodation on the outskirts of Hobart, southern Tasmania. The eight pavilions sit on a three-and-a-half hectare private peninsula overlooking the Derwent River.

COMO The Treasury, located at the heart of Perth’s central business district, is one of Western Australia’s most eminent new hotels. Set within the city’s renowned ‘State Buildings’–a city landmark used variously for over 100 years as a seat of government, post office and treasury–the property has been meticulously restored by Kerry Hill Architects to reflect its heritage. It now also features COMO’s trademark imprint, which is entirely modern.

Australia’s largest private museum, MONA, opened in early 2011 and guests have access to their choice of online imagery streamed from the MONA collection. Experience the unique combination of accommodation and avant-garde art.

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COMO The Treasury

Luxury dens on the River Derwent

Choose from one or two bedroom configurations, each showcasing private artwork from the MONA collection. Four pavilions are named for architects including Roy (Grounds), Robin (Boyd), Esmond (Dorney) and Walter (Burley Griffin) who have influenced Australia’s architectural landscape while others are named after Australian modernist painters. They feature double spa baths, contemporary bespoke furniture by Tasmanian designers, furnishings from Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola and Ron Arad, and state-of-the-art kitchens. Each has a private cellar stocked with Moorilla wines and Moo Brew beer, access to the heated infinity pool, sauna and gymnasium.

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At COMO The Treasury, there are 48 elegant guest rooms and suites featuring original high ceilings, cornicing, and balconies. Facilities include two restaurants, a bar, lounge and library, which together provide a social hub for the city. Holistic therapies are available at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, as well as a gym and 20m indoor pool.

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Grand Posture king-size beds, handcrafted European furnishings and oversized windows deliver comfort and light. Bathrooms include showers, German deepform Kaldewei Duo bathtubs, twin vanities, travertine stone tiles, heated floors and towel rails. COMO The Treasury also provides an elegant restful base.

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Audrey Wilkinson A historic vineyard in beautiful surroundings

Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and Cellar Door is one of the oldest wineries in the Hunter Valley wine region. The 270-acre vineyard is named after one of Australia’s early wine pioneers. With stunning panoramic views, the Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door is located in the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges. As one of the region’s oldest and best-rated wineries, this is a mustvisit on a Hunter Valley wine trail. Stop by for a quick half-hour tasting, enjoy a behind-the-scenes winery tour with the option to try wine straight out of the barrel, or enjoy the spectacular scenery with a picnic among the vines.

Winery Trails Australia is one of the world’s most exciting wine destinations. With everything from the biggest names such as Penfolds and Jacobs Creek to the smallest of cellar doors, spectacular wine regions produce more than 100 different grape varieties and wow visitors with their hospitality and gourmet delights. Today’s wines express the diversity of the people who craft them and the unique regional characteristics they embody. Discover variety and quality by embarking on an ultimate winery trail of your own.

Spicers Guesthouse In the heart of the Hunter Valley

Spicers Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley offers a modern elegance where wine & exploration is the talk around the table. A five star hotel located in the heart of the Hunter Valley. You’ll feel a sense of relaxed luxury as soon as you arrive. The Hunter Valley has played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine with De Bortoli and Tyrrells being two of the First Families of Wine in Australia. The region is now home to a wide variety of cellar doors and Spicers Guesthouse is perfectly located in Pokolbin, the heart of the region. The Guesthouse has been an iconic destination within the Hunter Valley for 35 years (circa 1984). Having undergone an 18 month revitalisation the retreat has an inviting, homely feel that envelopes guests once inside. The upgrade reflects a fresh contemporary uplift while the welcoming spirit of the original Guest House has been preserved. Our Hunter Valley accommodation offers 49 guest rooms with 40 acres of grounds overlooking the surrounding mountain ranges and neighbouring vineyards.

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De Bortoli We Love Wine

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate is an award-winning maker of premium wines located in the magnificent Yarra Valley, only one hour’s drive from Melbourne. Sample the best of the latest vintage at the welcoming cellar door overlooking rolling hills and picturesque vineyards, or enjoy a platter of cheese expertly matched with wines for a more indulgent experience. The winery restaurant 'Locale' reflects the De Bortoli family's Italian heritage in name, nature and offers Italian-inspired dishes that celebrate the abundance of local and seasonal produce available. Take a seat in the sunny dining room overlooking the vines to enjoy the very best the Yarra Valley has to offer matched with quality estate grown wines.


Leeuwin Estate Leeuwin Estate is a family winery that celebrates fine wine, food and its long association with the arts. It is located in one of the world’s most spectacular and isolated wine regions, Margaret River in Western Australia. Visit the cellar door for an intimate and informal food and wine matching experience or sample the region's best produce matched with estate wine at Leeuwin Restaurant.

Tahbilk The story of Tahbilk Winery begins with the land and the river

Vasse Felix

Established in 1860, Tahbilk is one of Australia’s oldest wineries boasting the world’s largest plantings of Marsanne as well as some of the world’s oldest Shiraz vines. Set amongst beautiful gardens, original buildings and underground cellars dating back to the 1860s, with a cellar door overlooking the Goulburn River, there is plenty here to satisfy wine and nature lovers alike. Spend the day exploring the restored wetlands area, discover the winemaking secrets of one of Australia's oldest wineries or relax in the peaceful café enjoying seasonal flavours matched with Tahbilk's famous wines.

Vasse Felix was established in 1967 and is Margaret River’s founding wine Estate. Margaret River experiences the unique combination of a Mediterranean climate, maritime influence and ancient gravel-loam soils making it ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay. Vasse Felix produced Margaret River’s first Cabernet Sauvignon at the Estate in 1972 and the wines maintain a reputation as regional & national benchmarks. 6, 7, 8 5

Penfolds Magill Estate Making remarkable wines since 1844, with age comes character

Located only 15 minutes from the centre of Adelaide, the iconic Penfolds Magill Estate is the original home of Penfolds wines and of Australia’s most prized wine, the famous Grange. Join the wine education team for a tasting of Penfolds’ famous labels, see the vineyard where the Grange story started, and enjoy South Australian produce in one of two award-winning onsite restaurants: Magill Estate Restaurant and Magill Estate Kitchen. Experiences available also include tours of the heritage-listed winery, underground tunnels, bluestone cellars and Still House, as well as Grange cottage - the original home of Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold.

Voyager Estate Voyager Estate has been crafting elegant wines on its magnificent Margaret River property for over fifty years

In the stunning cellar door, share a taste plate as you sample a wine flight, visit the award-winning restaurant, or book ahead for a high tea. For a more immersive experience, discover the journey from the vineyard to table - tour the estate to taste wine straight from the barrel and see Australia’s largest underground barrel cellar before indulging in a multi-course degustation or take your place at a private guided tasting that offers a fun and interactive way to learn more about wine, from how to identify aromas in wine to learning more about the famed Margaret River varietals; Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Bay of Islands Paihia Whangarei

Coromandel

Auckland

North Island

Hamilton Rotorua

New Plymouth

Tauranga

Taupo

Gisborne Napier

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Palmerston North

Westport

Nelson Blenheim

Picton

Greymouth Hokitika Franz Josef Fox Glacier Haast

Mt Cook

Christchurch

Milford Sound Wanaka Queenstown Te Anau

Invercargill

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Timaru Oamaru

Dunedin

Kaikoura

Hastings

Wellington

If New Zealand’s landscape were a Hollywood starlet, it would undoubtedly be a drama queen. From snowcapped mountains and rocky coasts to lush rainforests and active volcanoes, almost every eye-popping landscape imaginable is packed into a country roughly the size of the U.S. state of Colorado. From the moment you get off the plane, you will be itching to explore.

Bring your cycling shorts, your hiking boots, your skis and your sense of adventure. Tramp the world-famous Milford Track through glacial valleys and fields of alpine wildflowers. Cycle past the rolling vineyards of Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough. Gasp as you dive headfirst off a bridge, tethered only by a super-strong bungee cord. Surge through churning waters on a jet boat, soar above jagged peaks in a sightseeing plane or meander along quiet rural byways in a campervan. At day’s end, relax with a long soak in a natural geothermal pool, followed by a glass of fruity sauvignon blanc. Then drift to sleep beneath crisp linens in a luxurious country inn, lulled by crashing surf and whispering winds. New Zealand is also home to the Maori, whose influence is visible in everything from musical place names to the sinuous carvings that embellish many public buildings. Thrill to a traditional welcome ceremony at a Maori cultural village and share in a “hangi” feast of chicken and sweet potatoes. That’s not the only spectacular meal you will enjoy in New Zealand. Savour the country’s world-famous lamb, fine cheeses and luscious produce in a sleek restaurant in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. Explore the gentle charms of these human-scaled cities. At your hotel, revel in attentive service and superb amenities. Throughout this friendly island nation, you will receive a warm Kiwi welcome – or, as they say in Maori: “kia ora”.


Ultimate New Zealand A Custom Itinerary in Exploring New Zealand Day 1 Arrive Auckland. Your representative will meet and assist you to your

charter light aircraft, which will take you to Waiheke Island. On arrival you will be transferred to the Boatshed (two nights). This intimate island-style hotel is one of New Zealand’s best-loved small hotels.

Day 2 Spend a day at leisure on Waiheke Island, an eclectic mix of vineyards, alfresco restaurants, artists’ studios and galleries and golden sand beaches. The Boatshed is just a five-minute stroll to the local Oneroa shopping and markets and three minutes to the beach. Day 3 Fly To Rotorua Airport. You will be met and transferred by private

vehicle to your accommodation at Peppers on the Point (two nights). Surrounded by the waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point offers guests the opportunity to experience the geothermal springs of Rotorua.

Day 4 Today you will be collected from Peppers on the Point by Helipro for your White Island Helicopter flight. The unique lunar landscape of White Island islocated 32 miles off the Bay of Plenty coastline. Land on the island and enjoy a guided tour before flying back to your lodge. Day 5 Transfer To Rotorua Airport And Fly To Christchurch. On arrival

you’ll be transferred to the George Hotel (one night), and in the evening dine at Pescatore. Pescatore has a long-standing reputation as one of New Zealand’s best dining experiences. Andrew Brown and his award-winning chefs create fine Pacific Rim cuisine with a special emphasis on seafood.

Day 6 Transfer Today By Private Car To Wanaka. Travelling via the alpine village of Mount Cook, you’ll arrive at Tiritiri Lodge, Wanaka (two nights). Tiritiri Lodge is a sumptuous alpine retreat of elegant environmental design with superb views of the mountains and lake. Enjoy every luxury, wonderful food and the warm hospitality.

Day 7 Today enjoy a half-day Siberia Experience tour with Southern Alps Air. Your experience starts with a 25-minute scenic flight before landing in the Siberia Valley. Tramping down the valley you enter the native beech forest for a two and a half hour self-guided trek. The marked track leads you to Kerin Forks in the Wilkin Valley where the jet boat is waiting to skim you back to Makarora – a 30-minute ride. Day 8 A scenic helicopter flight to Manapouri then depart on your

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise aboard the ‘Fiordland Navigator’. Enjoy the stunning views and to discover the hidden arms of Doubtful Sound.

Day 9 You will be transferred by private vehicle to Azur Lodge in Queenstown (four nights). Azur is one of New Zealand’s finest luxury hotels. Don’t just see the world, feel it at Azur. Day 10 Today enjoy a small, personalised full-day guided tour including superb scenery, gourmet food and the finest wine. Your wine tour is planned so there’s time to enjoy every aspect of each visit, with wine as the perfect accompaniment. Day 11 Spend a full day relaxing in Queenstown. Try bungy jumping, white water rafting, jet boating, mountain biking, horse riding or parachuting. Leisurely favourites include the historic TSS Earnslaw steamship, Walter Peak Station, the Skyline Gondola, and excursions to Glenorchy. Day 12 This morning enjoy a private half-day Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour.

Visitors to this area never fail to be amazed by the manmade and natural features of this unusual landscape. Following the Shotover River Valley the Skippers Road (which was hacked by hand through solid rock) clings to sheer cliff sides with breath-taking drops into the river gorge below. On the return journey enjoy a thrilling Shotover Jetboat ride.

Day 13 Transfer to Queenstown Airport today by private vehicle for your

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Milford Mariner Overnight Cruises The ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience

Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls washed with waterfalls. In the foreground stands Mitre Peak, dominating the skyline. Overnighting on the Milford Mariner is a truly immersive Milford Sound experience – wake up to the dawn of a new day in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Exploring New Zealand Succumb to the call of open waters and the allure of the clear blue sky. Deep within Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction. With its magical combination of mountain peaks, ink-blue waters and superb dramatic forest-clad cliffs, it must be seen to be believed. Embark on a multi-day voyage through some of the most isolated and beautiful regions of New Zealand. Or step into an ultramodern helicopter and fly through an azure sky to pristine mountain peaks and secret lakes even the locals may not know about.

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Cruise the full length of the fiord to the open sea with a nature guide on hand to highlight points of interest and wildlife, then anchor in sheltered Harrison Cove. Kayak and explore by small boat followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner. The following morning, enjoy breakfast before returning to Milford Wharf.

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Experience the unspoiled and remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound by staying overnight on board the Fiordland Navigator

World Heritage-listed Doubtful Sound is an overwhelming environment. Three times longer than Milford Sound, with a surface area ten times larger, it is a place of towering peaks and bush-clad islands; of twisting, hidden arms and sheltered coves. As it is renowned for its fantastic marine life, you are likely to see seals and dolphins during this cruise. The Fiordland Navigator offers private cabins, spacious viewing decks, a comfortable dining saloon for dinner and breakfast and the opportunity to kayak or explore in a tender boat with an expert nature guide. It is truly a special experience.


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Queenstown Scenic Flights with Over The Top Explore New Zealand’s remote and otherwise inaccessible places with a helicopter experience of a lifetime

Discovering New Zealand’s spectacular alpine landscape tops many visitors’ wish lists but few gain the superb access to the impressive expanse it offers. The diversity of pure and unspoiled terrain within a compact area makes southern New Zealand well suited to the helicopter, from both a visual and safety perspective. What better way to reach New Zealand’s soaring peaks than from the sky? Visiting Queenstown, Milford and the fiords of southern New Zealand – areas rich with alpine glaciers and remote lakes – Over The Top specializes in accessing the extraordinary. Using the latest helicopters, the company offers a range of interpretive excursions. Choose a shared experience or an exclusive private flight. Modify a popular tour to your requirements or create an itinerary that stretches to the outer edges of your imagination. Escape the every day on secluded beaches, remote lakes, and isolated mountain peaks.

White Island Tours Cruise across the pristine waters of the Bay of Plenty to White Island, New Zealand’s most active volcano. After donning a hard hat and gas mask, follow your guide on an exploration of the crater. Experience roaring fumaroles, sulphur chimneys, bubbling pools of mud and the spectacular main crater. Enjoy lunch before the return journey which often provides the opportunity for dolphin or whale watching.

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Abel Tasman Sailing Tours Reputedly the best way to enjoy the Abel Tasman

Sail glittering waters, stroll beautiful sands, swim in crystal-clear lagoons and delight in the antics of playful fur seals. Experience the highlights of Abel Tasman National Park on a scenic sailing catamaran as you cruise along the coastline. The skipper is your guide as you discover the delights of this spectacular natural area featuring secluded islands. Drop anchor and enjoy a picnic on a golden beach.

New Zealand Adventures The thrills and spills of New Zealand’s adventure scene are enough to make the hearts of even the most daring of travellers beat just a little faster. And for the rest of us, it’s time to buckle up and hold on tight. Get soaked on a thrilling jet boat ride through towering canyons. Don a hard hat and explore the crater of an active volcano. Delight in the snap of the wind in the sails of an opulent yacht. Try a helicopter ride, mountain bike cycle, kayak or floatplane ride after a thrilling sailing adventure. In the birthplace of bungy jumping and tandem paragliding — just two of New Zealand’s myriad world—first thrills – ‘swoop’, ‘swing’, or ‘fly’ — you’re never far from adventure.

You can get involved in the sailing or sit back and relax, enjoying the warm sun on your face and the salty sea air. Take a day or overnight tour or request a custom-designed tour be devised especially for you.

Wharekauhau Luxury, peace, and tranquility are yours when you stay at Wharekauhau

With 13 cottages, ranging from the Wharepapa family cottage to the expansive 420sq m (4,520sq ft) Owners Cottage, opulence abounds. Set amidst the rugged, unspoiled coastline of Palliser Bay and with a backdrop of more than 2,225 hectares (5,500 acres) of native bushland to discover. For the active, try clay target shooting, horse riding, archery, ATV quad bikes and surfcasting, bike riding or bushwalking. Food is an important part of Wharekauhau and the lodge has award-winning chef Marc Soper to create some of the most mouth-watering dishes using local produce, some of which comes from the lodge’s own farm. Wash it down with some of the region’s finest Pinot Noir, recognized as being among the best in the world. Wharekauhau region is home to more than 25 boutique wineries and tours are available. The lodge hosts cooking classes which will allow you to return home and share a taste of Wharekauhau with friends and family. If that is all too hectic, relax, be pampered at the day spa which uses a range of local products to soothe and rejuvenate your mind, body, soul.

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Nzone It takes a certain kind of person to jump from an aircraft into the thin air

The personal challenge is immense! You step out of that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds you freefall at 200km/hour (125 miles/hour). It takes courage, but it’s worth it! Tandem skydive with NZONE Skydive in Queenstown and see some of the most dramatic scenery in New Zealand, from 4,500 metres (15,000 feet). NZONE Skydive was New Zealand's first tandem skydive operation, starting out in 1990 and has now jumped over 300,000 tandem customers. With world leading skydive facilities and a range of outstanding photo and video options NZONE Skydive is the place to Skydive.


Stonefly Lodge Nestled in a private forest on the banks of the Motueka River

Just a 50-minute drive from Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park, Stonefly Lodge provides luxury accommodation and an ideal base from which to explore this fascinating part of the South Island. Architecturally designed and built from local stone and timber, the lodge is centrally located between three spectacular national parks. Four guest rooms with ensuites, feature private balconies overlooking the river and surrounding mountains. Activities available near the lodge include fly fishing, helicopter scenic flights, sea kayaking, guided and unguided hiking tours, wine tasting, white water rafting, horse riding and exploring the many art and craft studios in the region.

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Huka Lodge Huka Lodge has enjoyed a location of great natural beauty on the banks of the Waikato River since it was founded as a very simple trout fishing lodge in 1924. With 25 guest suites, including two superb private cottages, within 17-acres of magnificent grounds, this is truly an exclusive experience. Huka Lodge proudly takes its place amongst the world’s best retreats – with its reputation and awards all richly deserved.

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Tongariro Lodge Enjoy the outdoors, and some of the best New Zealand trout fishing, in style at this iconic lodge

Zane Grey made it famous, the Queen Mother stalked trout in it, US President Jimmy Carter found solitude beside it. Tongariro Lodge is situated in park-like grounds on the southern shores of Lake Taupo on the banks of the Tongariro river. Guests can enjoy some of the best trout fishing in the world. Close by is the Tongariro World Heritage National Park, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, heli-hiking, scenic flights and snow skiing in winter. Lodge guests can also enjoy white water rafting, the country's top golf courses, and numerous other worldclass outdoor activities.

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Experienced resident fly fishing and outdoor guides are provided. The lodge provides a unique fishing lodge atmosphere with comfortable lounges, open fires, friendly and efficient staff and the best of food and wine. Guests have 9 hectares (22 acres) of grounds to explore. Relax in the separate and private wellappointed villas. The lodge also offers a spa pool, tennis court and heli-pad.

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Whale Watch Kaikōura New Zealand's ultimate year-round marine experience

Kaikōura’s semi-resident sperm whales share their unique world with a host of the other whale and dolphin species, seals and albatross – all regular sightings aboard Whale Watch tours. Our 95% success rate means we guarantee an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale. Modern purpose-built catamarans are designed especially for whale watching and feature outside decks for great viewing and photo opportunities. Spacious air-conditioned interiors are fitted with comfortable seating while large plasma screens display our award-winning marine wildlife animations.

Wildlife and Wilderness Encounters Immerse yourself in nature, along thousands of miles of pristine shoreline, in lively seas, in rich rainforests and along stunning alpine trails. Keep your camera handy to capture photos of breaching whales. Splash in sparkling waters with wild dolphins. Delight in a wide range of bird life, from majestic albatrosses to the ever-popular penguins. New Zealand’s wilderness tour operators cherish hospitality and the natural world in equal measure, so you will travel in first-class comfort while leaving a light footprint. Whether you cruise the Kaikoura or the Otago Peninsulas, hike through coastal forests or visit a seal colony, you will marvel at New Zealand’s natural wonders.

Elm Wildlife Tours Experience a close encounters with New Zealand sea lions, yellow eyed penguins, fur seals and rare birds on a multi-award-winning tour of the Otago Peninsula and Southern Coast

Whether you join a small group on a half-day 'Peninsula Encounters' tour or arrange a custom-tailored exclusive 'Wild Coast Explorer' experience, you will leave in awe of the animals and landscape of this fascinating part of the world. One of the first reasons many people visit New Zealand is to experience the pristine nature of the country. Seeing the crashing sea, lush rainforests, towering peaks, glaciers, caves, and beaches is usually easy to do, but seeing wildlife can be a challenge. Allow Elm Wildlife Tours to introduce a fascinating perspective to the habitats and behaviours of internationally significant wildlife, particularly royal albatrosses, yellow-eyed and blue penguins, New Zealand sea lions and fur seals. Observe animals from viewing hides within Elm's exclusive conservation area. An additional 20 to 30 bird species can be seen while on tour – a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. Walking hills required. Not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

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Rotorua Canopy Tours

Kiwi Dundee Adventures

Soar through the trees

We just love what we do

Experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before – in two unforgettable zipline adventures. Step into a lost world and come face to face with towering trees and native flora untouched for centuries in one of the most intact native eco-systems you’ll find anywhere in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in this breathtaking country the way it once was – and hear the inimitable birdsong of New Zealand native birds including Tuis, North Island Robins, Kereru and Tomtits in their natural habitat. There are two unique eco-tour experiences to choose from, featuring a network of ziplines, suspended swingbridges, treetop platforms and forest trails, as you journey deep into 500 hectares of ancient forest.

Share an unforgettable nature experience with one of New Zealand’s premier guiding companies. Choose from a variety of deluxe, private customized tours on the Coromandel Peninsula and throughout New Zealand. A paradise of native forests, spectacular mountains and national parks, horticulture and farming, coastal scenery, glowworms, unique culture, and friendly people, New Zealand is just waiting to be explored! Our passionate, knowledgeable and experienced guides invite you to learn about our heritage, and enjoy the opportunity to feel in touch with nature and the environment. No two tours are ever quite the same. We will accommodate customers’ particular interests and requests as the tour progresses.

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Boutique Guided Walks This is where your adventure begins

Wilderness Guides offers an extensive range of guided and independent hiking packages along the Queen Charlotte Track. We live, work and play in this fantastic region – your guides are local people, have grown up here and call this area home. Our passion for this place is obvious and our commitment to our unique environment genuine. Consider the popular boutique guided walk, acclaimed by National Geographic Adventure magazine. Learn about the flora and fauna of the Marlborough Sounds from experienced local guides. Unwind each night at an exclusive boutique lodge. This is New Zealand hiking at its most luxurious with small lodges, fine food and wine and personalised service.

1. Elm Wildlife Tours 2. Whale Watch Kaikōura 3. Rotorua Canopy Tours 4. Boutique Guided Walks 5. Kiwi Dundee Adventures

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Acacia Cliffs Lodge Evoking a very special New Zealand experience with a sense of stylish luxury, privacy, and comfort

With stunning lake and mountain views and a simply spectacular Lake Taupo location, architecturally designed Acacia Cliffs Lodge offers modern boutique accommodation in four luxury guest suites each with its own private deck or courtyard. Spectacular views and private yet central location combine to create the perfect base from which to explore this unique volcanic region. World-class golf, fishing, lake and alpine walks, geothermal and volcanic wonders, rivers and lake and so much more all on your doorstep. Relaxed luxury and genuine NZ hospitality... all yours to enjoy!

Luxury Lodges New Zealand offers a stunning array of lodge-style accommodation, special by virtue of their remoteness, unique location and charm. Whether you dream of a location nestled amongst the trees of an ancient forest, or overlooking a picturesque vineyard, or a sparkling lakeside mountain stay; you will be sure to find what you’re looking for. Spend your days relaxing with a forest walk, a game of golf, a kayak on a lake, fishing or simply enjoying massage or perhaps a glass of wine by the fire. With each lodge located in a setting just as remarkable as the property itself, your holiday will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Azur Lodge Awaken to a glorious mountain sunrise over Lake Wakatipu in a private, open-plan villa

On par with the finest luxury lodges in New Zealand, offering impeccable and fine hospitality, Azur justifiably bills itself as a total experience. For the friendly, capable staff, nothing is too much trouble. Set among a hectare (2.5 acres) of native bushland, Azur features a magnificent lodge and nine villas all offering superb lake and mountain views. Each villa has been constructed with materials that reflect the Queenstown environment. The main lodge is a fabulous place to relax and contemplate the expansive view or enjoy a book from the library. As evening draws near, the Azur team can assist with making dinner reservations at one of Queenstown's world-class restaurants and offer door-todoor transfers or arrange for you to dine privately in your villa any night during your stay. All rates include personal airport transfers, full breakfasts to be enjoyed either in the lodge or in the privacy of your villa, homemade afternoon tea and pre-dinner drinks and canapĂŠs. Azur is only five minutes from the town centre by complimentary transfer.

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Treetops Lodge & Estate

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, The Lodge

Let your time here shape you

A perfect setting for honeymoons and romantic getaways

Nestled in 1,012 hectares (2,500 acres) of 800 year-old native forest, this awardwinning luxury lodge is an uniquely New Zealand experience. Treetops is a sanctuary and retreat of breathtaking terrain, offering the ultimate in worldclass accommodation and adventure. Located outside Rotorua, the Maori heartland and trout fishing capital of the world, Treetops offer seven streams, on-site trout fishing, four lakes and over 35 miles of adventure trails. Family adventures include helicopter adventures to live volcanoes, mountain biking, horse riding, geocaching hunts and for the smaller guests a five-star kids' club.

Set atop 2,428 rolling hectares (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. The Farm offers 22 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.

Treetops offers Signature Experiences; ‘Estate to Plate’ Safari, Wild Food Cooking School, and the Indigenous Food and Heritage Trail – offering unequaled personal interaction with native heritage and wilderness. Our dedicated spa offers unique health-giving Maori rituals and traditional treatments, or for golfers, a personal invitation to sister lodge, The Kinloch Club which boasts the 18 hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course.

The common areas of our lodge offer numerous welcoming and comfortable spaces in which to relax; including the intimate snug, stylish lounges complete with open fires and outdoor conservatory areas, you can enjoy the picturesque landscape from wherever you are in the lodge.

1. Azur Lodge 2. Acacia Cliffs Lodge 3. Treetops Lodge & Estate 4. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, The Lodge

The property features a championship golf course and Club House, heated infinity swimming pool with Jacuzzi and cabana, spa facility and fully equipped gym, offering yoga, pilates, golf specific fitness and personal training by appointment. Cape Kidnappers boasts some of the most inspiring trails in the North Island. Explore a variety of terrain, from moderate forest walks to oceanside hikes along the cliffs. Backpacks, blankets, picnics and directions are always available. New Zealand 85


Eagles Nest New Zealand’s ultimate luxury retreat

Private Retreats and Country Estates On the sun-splashed patio of your private villa, relish delicious meals prepared by an award-winning chef from fresh local produce, complemented by fine New Zealand wines. Or enjoy a leisurely dinner in the elegant dining room of a country estate. Revel in thoughtful and legendary Kiwi hospitality, in properties as luxurious as the settings are spectacular. Fill your days with outdoor pleasures: kayak a secluded lake, cast a fishing line or play a game of tennis. Cycle peaceful side roads and trek scenic trails. Ride horses through endless farmlands. Everywhere you go, the rural New Zealand lifestyle and downto-earth nature of those you meet are guaranteed to refresh your spirits.

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Set within a 30-hectare (74-acre) estate overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands, Eagles Nest is a world-class retreat just two minutes from the historic and romantic village of Russell. Four of its five luxury villas offer their own private heated horizon edged lap pool and all boast private Jacuzzis, original artworks, home theatre systems and fully equipped gourmet kitchens. Talented resident chefs prepare cuisine featuring regional delicacies in true Pacific Rim style matched with New Zealand wines. The retreat also offers the services of its own resident personal trainer and spa therapists to ensure the most indulgent of stays. Eagles Nest – somewhere between seven stars and heaven.

Donkey Bay Inn Operatic, artistic, iconoclast, sensual and enigmatic

970 Lonely Bay 970 Lonely Bay Lodge is a boutique lodge offering luxury accommodation in the Coromandel Peninsula. The Lodge is nestled in New Zealand native bush, and is just a couple of minutes walk to Cooks beach. Each room boasts a different outlook of ocean and bush. 970 Lonely Bay Lodge is just a short ferry ride to the seaside town of Whitianga. The perfect location for your New Zealand wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway.

These are just some of the words that have been used to describe Donkey Bay Inn. As you enter through the intriguing garden tunnel and come out into the inn’s private courtyard, we are sure you’ll find your own words for the unique and wonderful world of Donkey Bay. Fully energy sufficient and cooled under a huge living roof, this architectural masterpiece will truly take your breath away with its cavernous rooms, imaginative angles and breath-taking views at every turn. Four exotically styled rooms feature wide views of the bay, balconies or terraces, private relaxing areas, and deeply comfortable four-poster beds. Relax and luxuriate, or be entertained with in-room Netflix and wi-fi. Donkey Bay has its own private access to a naturalist beach below the hotel, and if this is not for you Long Beach is a great swimming beach next door. Enjoy a welcome drink from owner Antonio Pasquales' two vineyards, one being on the Estate. Then wake to a delicious gourmet continental breakfast and soak up the beautiful views of the Bay. Donkey Bay Inn it's everything you never expected.


Grasmere Lodge, Southern Alps Stunning alpine scenery surrounds this gracious lodge, set in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps

A working farm since 1858, Grasmere allows guests to enjoy all the region has to offer or simply revel in the space and serenity. Just 90 minutes from Christchurch airport, Grasmere is tucked into a mountain landscape that will leave you with lasting memories. The 1858 limestone house has been retained within the homestead, featuring beautiful rooms such as the library, lounge, bar and evening dining rooms. Arthur’s Pass National Park, with its many lakes and rivers, borders Grasmere and offers a range of activities. Relax beside the heated swimming pool or in the spa studio, or turn your energies to kayaking or mountain biking.

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Edenhouse Unrivalled charm, beauty and adventure

Otahuna Lodge A unique sense of wonder and discovery

Set in pastoral surroundings against the fluted cone of an ancient volcano, Otahuna Lodge is a beguiling Victorian mansion that offers its guests a unique sense of wonder and discovery. New Zealand's largest private historic residence has been revitalised with luxury accommodation, glorious gardens and sophisticated cuisine. In its patrician sense of calm, the grace, the charm of its grounds and its refined yet personable service, Otahuna combines the romance of the past with the cosmopolitan pleasures of the present - the very best of both worlds. This is Otahuna Lodge. This is New Zealand at its finest.

Nestled in a serene valley in the heart of rural Nelson, Edenhouse is an overdue reminder of the genuine meaning of luxury. This prestigious lodge is situated within 50 acres of private grounds and internationally acclaimed gardens and is perfectly positioned between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park. The highly regarded Robb Report included Edenhouse in its list of ‘The world’s top 100 resorts’ featuring ‘Earth’s most exclusive retreats’. It described Edenhouse as “Discreet intimate luxury at its best”. This is the country the world knows for its trout-fishing rivers, wild mountains, pristine countryside, cerulean bays and the golden, postcard beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park. Artisan food producers, a thriving arts and crafts community, and internationally reputed wineries are all within easy reach of Edenhouse. The Abel Tasman National Park consistently ranks as one of the five top tourist attractions in New Zealand. Guests have a choice of accommodation - two garden cottages and one lodge suite, all are in excess of 1,200 square feet, each with two bathrooms and a sitting room.

1. Eagles Nest 2. 970 Lonely Bay 3. Donkey Bay Inn 4. Grasmere Lodge, Southern Alps 5. Otahuna Lodge 6. Edenhouse

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Bay of Many Coves Resort Where lush green hills kiss azure waters, a sanctuary awaits

Private Retreats and Country Estates

Bay of Many Coves Resort is a luxurious retreat in the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Relax in a spacious one, two or three-bedroom hillside apartment with an uninterrupted vista of coastline and native bush-clad hills. Or there's the exclusive Kereru Suite where you have your own private oasis, with breathtaking views. The restaurant’s irresistible cuisine reflects the region’s superb harvests, from succulent seafood to delicious olives and fruit, complemented by excellent hand-selected wines. This exclusive picture-postcard retreat is an extraordinary playground for sailing, fishing, walking and kayaking in an unspoiled natural environment.

The Beach House on Kawau Island Choose a table outside under the palm trees with a stunning view over the beach

Kawau Beach House is a unique lodge nestled on the edge of the crystal-clear waters of Vivian Bay on beautiful Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf, located just a 45-minute drive from Auckland city and a short ferry trip across Kawau Bay. Step ashore and stroll across the beach to this boutique lodge offering boutique beachfront, courtyard and bush cottage accommodation in a quintessential New Zealand setting of native bush, birds, and pristine beaches. Kick off your shoes, feel the sand between your toes, relax and unwind. Kayak out onto the sheltered bays, go snorkelling, paddle-boarding, dive for shellfish, catch a fish, bushwalk or simply relax with a book and unwind. Enjoy dining alfresco under the stars or indoors by a roaring fire on a cooler evening. Hear the calls of New Zealand's native birds and as night falls and the skies open to showcase the stars. No light pollution, no roads and no cars – just exquisite décor, stunning ocean views and exceptional cuisine. Simply – relaxing.

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Food, Wine and Golf Indulge your gourmet dreams in New Zealand, where exceptional beef, lamb and seafood, and the freshest fruits and vegetables, underpin a progressive culinary scene. Accent your meal with one of the local wines that are gaining global recognition. Continue to explore the finer side of life with a few rounds on some of the country’s championship golf courses. Blessed with mountains, seashores, cliffs, forests and hills, New Zealand offers golfers some of the most breathtaking settings on Earth.

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Peppers Parehua

The George Hotel

Your heart will tell you this is somewhere special, a place that truly romances the soul

A member of Small Luxury Hotels, this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is the best in Christchurch

Little more than an hour by road from Wellington, over rolling hills and past scenic vineyard vistas, is the charming historic village of Martinborough. On its outskirts, you will find the grand estate of Peppers Parehua Martinborough, with its great tree-lined lawns and sweeping views.

Looking onto the picturesque Hagley Park, The George matches a dedication to sustainability with the pinnacle of luxury. The George is the only Christchurch hotel with a one-to-one staff to guest ratio, ensuring that every need is met and that guests have an unmatched experience. Situated beside beautiful Hagley Park & the river Avon, the location is the best in the city; peaceful yet central. Walk or bike to the Botanical Gardens, cafes & shops. With two award winning restaurants, 50 Bistro and Pescatore, The George immerses its guests in the luxurious world of locally sourced fine dining and local wines to showcase the finest of New Zealand's cuisine.

A complete destination in its own right, Peppers Parehua takes you on a journey where the region’s best food and wine takes centre stage in The Pavilion restaurant. Set amongst the vineyards, with sweeping gardens and panoramic views, your accommodation in Martinborough is charming; individually styled and delightfully detailed. Explore the vineyards with a picnic in hand. Walk the coastal track and tour some great wineries on horseback or bicycle, explore National Parks or simply relax with a soothing massage. Indulge in a private escape only an hour from Wellington yet a million miles away... this is a place that truly romances the soul.

At Pescatore the best of local seafood and other superb produce is transformed into divine creations. The tempting degustation menu leads diners through a culinary tour of five or seven small courses, matched with the finest wines. 50 Bistro offers inspired bistro food with modern flavours and excellent wines. The menu offers a variety of dishes featuring classic twists with our own 50 flair.


Over The Top Golf A must do experience for all golfers

Over The Top, the helicopter company in association with Golf Warehouse bring you New Zealand’s most picturesque golf hole. Nestled at 1,370 metres (4,500 feet) in the Southern Alps, this unique par 3 golf experience overlooking Queenstown has four tee boxes for the altitude golfer to attempt their hole in one. With Over The Top helicopter access only, players fly in, drive, chip and putt out on the top. Nearest to Pin, Longest Putt, Hole in One, Longest Drive. Choose your challenge, your choice of 2 tees. Allow 1.5 hours.

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Peppers Carrington Resort Peppers Carrington Resort has been named as one of New Zealand’s most romantic hotels

The Resort was announced in the top 10 for the 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for the Most Romantic Hotels in New Zealand. Stunning views and romance appear to go hand in hand with each of the top 10 properties situated in places of unique beauty. Peppers Carrington Resort sits at the heart of a luxury 3000-acre estate on the Karikari Peninsula overlooking four breath taking kilometres of secluded white sand coastline and restored natural wetlands. The Travellers' Choice Awards for the Most Romantic Hotels are based on the millions of hotel reviews and opinions from travellers on TripAdvisor over the last 12 months. The Resorts 10 Lodge Rooms and 14 Villas are indulgent and spacious with wide verandas, many overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A guest library and infinity pool offer the ultimate in relaxation against the Resort’s stunning backdrop. “The impeccable Peppers service and attention to detail at Peppers Carrington Resort make it a top destination for couples looking to forget about the world for a while and just enjoy being together.”

Breckenridge Lodge Relax in an ambiance of romantic comfort

The luxurious Breckenridge Lodge is nestled in the picturesque valley of Omarunui in the heart of Hawkes Bay Wine Country and Napier – the Art Deco capital of New Zealand. Each elegant and private guest bedroom with ensuite has a spectacular view overlooking a beautiful vineyard and expansive rural landscape. If superb kiwi hospitality, a peaceful location and gourmet food and wine are among your pleasures in life, then you will be in your element. Your host, internationally experienced chef Malcolm Redmond, is passionate about creating an unforgettable gourmet experience and uses only the freshest seasonal produce from his organic garden and local markets.

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Unique Places to Stay NZ A holiday is an escape from the everyday. So why not choose a place to stay unlike anything you’ve ever experienced? Admire the stars from a slipper bath tucked into a country garden or from a hotel’s private observatory. Awake to birdsong in a treehouse high in the forest canopy. Settle into a sleek urban hotel where you can mingle over canapés with your fellow guests. Curl up before a huge stone fireplace in a rural lodge built of logs. Delight in the clever conveniences of an ecofriendly resort that draws its power from the sun and its produce from organic gardens. To enjoy all this and more, you don’t have to give up comfort; top-notch service ensures a holiday to remember.

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Hilton Auckland Hotel

Luxury out on a limb

Famous Viaduct Harbour views and luxury city living

Nestled ten meters above the ground in a stylish luxury treehouse, just north of the prime eco-destination of Kaikoura. Architecturally-designed Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses lies between the Kaikoura Seaward Mountains and famed Mangamaunu Bay. Stay in the contemporary country lodge or the Olive House owners cottage. For something truly unique, try one of five luxury tree houses built into the canopy of a native Kanuka grove, where huge windows bring the outdoors in. All accommodations are accented by stunning, locally made wooden furniture. On-site facilities include an world renowned restaurant using ingredients grown on site and sourced locally, an outdoor lap pool, spa, sauna, and onsite spa services.

Located 300 metres (984 feet) out to sea, this recently renovated boutique hotel offers well-appointed rooms in an idyllic location at the end of Princes Wharf. All rooms feature contemporary decor, wireless internet access, a work area and a private balcony with outdoor seating. Some rooms offer views over Auckland’s waterfront. Renowned for expertly prepared seafood, the onsite restaurant boasts a menu designed by New Zealand celebrity chef, Gareth Stewart. Sip a signature drink at the architecturally designed cocktail bar, keep fit in the 24hour fitness centre or marvel at waterfront views from the underwater viewing window of the outdoor lap pool.

Peppers Bluewater Resort A scenic three-hour drive from Christchurch or Queenstown, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers accommodation ranging from hotel rooms to one, two and three-bedroom villas. Looking out to the breathtaking Lake Tekapo, the Resort offers architectural design combined with exceptional facilities and services. A restful retreat and base for exploring the region’s natural wonders.

Peppers on the Point Peppers on the Point has a relaxed and tranquil ambiance, with lavish features and amazing views over the beautiful Mokoia Island. Rotorua is a New Zealand Maori heartland in the Rim of Fire region with a cultural history like no other. You would never guess that this lakeside Rotorua accommodation, so lovingly preserved, is just 5 minutes from the heart of the city.

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel Stylish five-star accommodation for all seasons

Experience the sophistication of Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel. A five-minute stroll from Queenstown’s centre and lakeside, this 19-room architecturally-designed hotel complements Queenstown’s majestic mountain backdrop to perfection. Relax with vistas up to the Skyline gondola or The Remarkables mountain range. Rooms have underfloor heating, air conditioning, opening to a courtyard or balcony. A delicious à la carte breakfast menu is available while kitchenettes in each room offer additional in-room catering options. Return in the evening to the Remarkables Lounge for complimentary pre-dinner canapés and wines, enjoying the personal attention and local knowledge provided by your hosts.


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The Boatshed Hotel

Te Koha Lodge

One of New Zealand’s best loved small luxury hotels

Our unique gift for you

Chic Waiheke accommodation, sitting just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, with its casual and elegant atmosphere working in perfect harmony with its seaside location. An eclectic mix of different spaces and room types have been created with a high level of design detail. Seven beautifully appointed suites, each offering privacy, sea views, open fires and the highest level of design detail – the beach holiday of your dreams.

This contemporary lodge is perched on the hills overlooking pristine beaches and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Decks open from the living areas and guest bedrooms offering stunning sea views. Te Koha Lodge brings a relaxed sophistication to the lodge; the seated bar overlooks Chef’s kitchen, giving guests the opportunity to chat with Chef as he prepares a bespoke evening dinner. Enjoy drinks and canapes with other guests. The main lodge accommodates up to 5 guests in 3 ensuite bedrooms. The Upper House accommodates up to 4 guests in 1 deluxe double bedroom and a 1-bedroom suite with open-plan living area offering comfortable seating, a sound/TV system with bluetooth connectivity. Floor to ceiling windows open to decks featuring breathtaking sea views.

The Owner’s Cottage offers another level of privacy with its spacious interior and adjacent Cabana, together with a private pool. And the Water Tower features its own roof garden with outdoor bathing and stunning views. Relax on teak sun loungers, be pampered, walk or read a book on the beach. There is private all-day dining exclusive to hotel guests which uses fresh organic produce sourced from the Boatshed’s extensive kitchen gardens, along with succulent seafood and gourmet meat cuts. Pair your meal with a New Zealand wine. The Boatshed's spa entices guests to completely unwind – the ultimate sensory journey.

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Golfing heaven with Kauri Cliffs golf course just a 10-minute drive from the lodge. Other renowned golf courses are within a 1.5 hour drive. Take a picnic hamper, a chilled bottle of wine to a local beach, swim, snorkel or kayak in the clear waters around Te Ngaere Bay. Hike around the Mahinepua peninsular. Arrange a scenic flight with Salt Air to historic Cape Reinga.

1. Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses 2. Peppers Bluewater Resort 3. Peppers on the Point 4. Hilton Auckland Hotel 5. Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel 6. The Boatshed Hotel 7. Te Koha Lodge

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Fox Glacier Walk

Helicopter Line Tailor-made itineraries to suit your every need

Glacier and Alpine Adventures Soar high above jagged peaks in a helicopter. Ski or snowboard through challenging runs of pristine powder. Hike dramatic cliff paths or bask beside an alpine lake. Don high-tech equipment to explore an ancient glacier in the company of an experienced guide. Inhale deep breaths of crisp, clear air. Whatever your dream of mountain perfection, New Zealand’s iconic Southern Alps embody it. Spend your nights in comfort in an opulent lodge, unwinding before a roaring fire with a single-malt scotch. Linger over a gourmet dinner. Relax as a skilled spa therapist works magic on your tired muscles and the unspoiled surroundings work magic on your soul.

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The Helicopter Line is New Zealand’s leading helicopter company operating with a fleet of modern jet helicopters based at Mount Cook, Twizel, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and Queenstown. At Queenstown, The Helicopter Line operates from Queenstown Airport offering incredible close-up views on scenic flights to explore and discover the Wakatipu Basin and beyond to the Fiordland National Park. Our experienced and professional helicopter pilots will share their local knowledge with you. Exclusive charters and designed to client requirements, are our specialty.

Pen-y-bryn Lodge

Enjoy a breathtaking guided trip on the West Coast’s biggest and less crowded glacier. Fox Glacier Guiding has a long guiding history and through this experience and knowledge are dedicated to showcasing this constantly changing icescape. Join the popular heli-hike, tailor-made ice climbing, adventurous all day heli-hike, informative terminal face walk or in the mountains on a Chancellor heli-trek.

Scenic Helicopter Flights Let Fox and Franz Heliservices take you to the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Scenic helicopter flight options include a snow landing above the Fox or Franz Josef glaciers with panoramic views of New Zealand's Southern Alps, operating 4- and 6-passenger helicopters. Other snow landing flight options also available with our sister company, Tekapo Helicopters.

Over the Top - Milford Ultimate

Luxuriate in a part of New Zealand's history

Spectacular alpine beauty in World Heritage-listed areas

Relax in one of New Zealand’s premier heritage luxury lodges, offering gourmet dining and warm hospitality. Five charming guest rooms, each with its own character, have been appointed to the highest standard. The rooms in the main lodge building are decorated in period-style providing a chance to experience the splendour of a grand Victorian manor house, while the spacious suites in the Annex offer private sitting areas and king-size beds. Gourmet dining is a highlight, with meals prepared using lodge-grown ingredients, and menus crafted for each set of guests. The wine list includes some of New Zealand’s finest vintages, including some you are unlikely to encounter elsewhere.

Stroll on an uninhabited beach, soar among mountains or dine overlooking a remote alpine lake suspended above Fiordland. Learn of age-old glaciers and prehistoric rainforests in a habitat seldom disturbed by man. In a relaxed and unhurried helicopter expedition to Fiordland, Over The Top gives the discerning visitor the opportunity to experience a New Zealand that few ever see. Over The Top is one of New Zealand’s premier helicopter companies, meeting the highest standards of service, product quality, and safety whilst offering excellent passenger comfort and exceptional experiences.


Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier A haven from the city rush

A foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness – Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests’ wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind. Every aspect of the 5 star Qualmark rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat has been crafted to an impeccable standard. From deluxe soundproofing technology between rooms to the five-course degustation menu featuring local cuisine, every detail you can imagine has been thought out and developed. A truly innovative retreat, Te Waonui Forest Retreat raises the bar in unique luxury. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 6, 8

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Millennium Hotel Queenstown The perfect backdrop

Right in the heart of the action, Millennium Hotel Queenstown is just minutes from Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating. The popular ski destinations of Coronet Peak, Remakables, and Cardrona are also close by. The 220 guest rooms and suites, meetings facilities, business centre, gym, sauna, spa, feature contemporary city-inspired designed. Offering a warm and welcoming haven in this year-round adventure destination, the sophisticated hotel is an inspiring combination of modern floor-to-ceiling glass and robust concrete, with glorious views. The property's Observatory Restaurant is one of Queenstown’s finest dining experiences, specialising in contemporary New Zealand cuisine and offering a superb selection of New Zealand wines. When not exploring the town centre, choose from four ski fields to suit all abilities, an extraordinary network of hiking trails through the surrounding mountains and a huge variety of adventure tourism activities, from jet boating to bungee jumping.

Hilton Queenstown Luxury overlooking famous waterfront and mountain views

Situated directly on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the hotel boasts famous lakefront and mountain views. Each of the spacious rooms and fully equipped residence apartments offer a gas fireplace, separate lounge area, complimentary Wi-Fi and private balcony to satisfy your needs. Take the complimentary hotel shuttle bus into town, rejuvenate in the opulent onsite spa facility or simply relax by the 25-metre (82-foot) indoor heated pool with steam and sauna rooms. The five bars and restaurants including the signature Wakatipu Grill provide sought-after dining options in magnificent settings to complete a truly memorable stay.

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Volcanic Air A journey of a lifetime

Experience some of New Zealand’s most dramatic and unique landscapes. Explore the permanently active volcano White Island trekking across the lunarlike crater floor to stand on the very edge of an amazing crater lake. Landing on Mount Tarawera, the dormant volcano offers a privileged view of spectacular craters and domes formed by the historic 1886 eruption. Exclusive permits allow you to experience and explore some of the most spectacular geothermal reserves and lakes by helicopter or floatplane, destinations otherwise hard to reach. Other tour options include wine, golf, fishing and cruising charters across the North Island.

Volcanic, Thermal and Spa New Zealand is home to some of the world’s most indulgent spas. Given the thermal activity of the land and the healing properties of the flora, it sometimes seems as though New Zealand is Mother Nature’s private spa. Absorb the unique healing properties of mineral-rich volcanic mud. Soak in geothermal hot springs and savour the therapeutic touch of traditional Maori techniques. Pamper yourself – and restore your sense of calm – with soothing facials and relaxing massages. Once you’re feeling rejuvenated, explore New Zealand’s fascinating geothermal sites. Tour steaming geysers in the company of knowledgeable experts and stand awed before the untamed power of the Earth.

Millennium Hotel Rotorua Restore your equilibrium in a luxurious spa hotel in New Zealand’s celebrated geothermal destination

Rotorua has long been recognized as a spa destination of choice, mainly due to the healing properties of its mineral-rich geothermal bathing pools. The Millennium Hotel Rotorua, one of the district’s largest deluxe hotels, is perfectly situated in the heart of the city, next to Lake Rotorua and the acclaimed Polynesian Spa. Start your day with an al fresco breakfast beside the hotel’s geothermal pool. Then escape from the every day in the Millennium's delightful spa. Treat yourself to indulgent beauty and body treatments featuring natural skincare products that will both nourish your skin and nurture your soul. Don’t miss the chance to try a Rotorua mud wrap. In the evening, linger over fine fare such as peppered venison carpaccio in the hotel’s Restaurant Nikau. Bar Zazu, with its dramatic contemporary décor, is the perfect spot to bring a wonderful day to a close with a festive nightcap.

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Polynesian Spa Immerse yourself

Relax and unwind on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua at Polynesian Spa – a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat. Channelling geothermal marvels in its backyard, the 28 mineral pools at Polynesian Spa are fed from two natural springs for a combination that both nourishes the skin and relieves tired muscles, aches and pains.Specialising in a range of health and wellness treatments, Polynesian Spa has a decadent spa therapy menu. Also a retreat for athletes, wellness rituals ensure maximum sports relaxation featuring hydrotherapy and a reflexology walk. Combining ancient healing practices with modern techniques, Polynesian Spa is frequently recognised as one of the top 10 spas in the world.


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Te Puia Admission and 90 Minute Tour The Te Puia tradition of guiding in the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley extends back many generations

See live kiwi birds, boiling mud pools, native bush and visit the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute as part of this fascinating experience. Exclusive dining options are available for families and small groups in the unique locations such as the Ngararatuatara cooking pool. Imagine being surrounded by native bush, overlooking your menu of New Zealand mussels, king prawns, and vegetables being cooked in flax woven baskets. Te Ra + Kai Ngawha includes a flax weaving workshop, guided tour and a perfectly steamed picnic-style lunch from a natural steam vent. Te Po is an evening feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment, and Maori cuisine. It is an in-depth experience starting with the traditional ‘powhiri’, or welcoming ceremony, a warrior’s challenge and a full ‘kapa haka’, performing arts concert. Your meal incorporates indigenous ingredients, meats, and vegetables that are cooked in a ‘hangi’, or earth oven, along with contemporary Maori dishes. The evening culminates with a hot chocolate under the stars next to Pohutu geyser.

Trilogy Experience The Trilogy Experience

This unique trilogy combines some of the best that the North Island has to offer in a self-drive and 'Seat on coach' combo. Experience the Hobbiton Movie Set, the picturesque setting for the Shire in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, directed by Sir Peter Jackson. Visit Te Puia, the home of Maori culture and cuisine. The kapa haka performance inside the carved meeting house instantly connects visitors with the traditions of the indigenous people. Be mesmerised by a starlit visit to the world-famous Pohutu geyser, following a delicious indigenous meal. Descend into the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves under a galaxy of glow worms and to ancient Ruakuri Cave, a spectacular place full of legends, tales, and magnificent natural formations. The new Supercharged version of the trilogy is a more active option. The Hobbiton Movie Set remains, however, the Waitomo experience includes tubing, walking and floating through the mysterious Ruakuri Cave (Black Labyrinth). The Steambox at Te Puia includes an extended guided tour and flax weaving workshop before enjoying a perfectly steamed picnic lunch overlooking Pohutu geyser.

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Maori and Modern Culture Explore New Zealand’s spectacular landscape and experience the culture that shapes its people. Discover the fascinating traditions of the Maori, the indigenous people of the land they call Aotearoa. Gain insights into native artworks, see tattooed warriors re-enact the dances that once terrified their enemies – and delight at the songs that followed in more peaceful times. Marvel as you stroll through the real-life rolling hills and gentle valleys that played the role of Middle-earth in ‘The Hobbit’, shot in New Zealand

Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula 3 Day Private Tour Enjoy a 3 Day Private Tour in a Mercedes luxury vehicle from Auckland to the Coromandel, renowned as one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand. Enjoy stunning scenery, some of the most beautiful beaches on earth as well as wonderful hospitality for some rest & relaxation. Day 1: Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula:

Today you will be collected in the beautiful ‘City of Sails’ (Auckland), which is nestled on a volcanic isthmus between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. Drive south-east along the Pacific Coast Highway and via the Seabird Coast past the Miranda Shoreline Centre with the opportunity for a stop to enjoy the interesting displays and the unique opportunity to see the migratory bird species that call this area home. We continue to the southern part of the Coromandel Peninsula, where today’s journey will take you through Paeroa, the town famous for the iconic NZ soft drink “Lemon & Paeroa”, through the stunning Karangahake Gorge, via the Goldmining town Waihi and on towards the Coromandel. Day 2: Coromandel Peninsula Highlights:

Explore the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula and your expert guide will show you some of the most beautiful places in this gorgeous region. Drive to Hahei Beach and visit Cathedral Cove with the option of walking, kayaking or a variety of boat trips. These are often described as some of the most beautiful 102 New Zealand

beaches in the world. In fact some of our guests decide to spend the remainder of this day at one of these beaches. Day 3: Coromandel Peninsula to Auckland or Rotorua:

Awakening to another day in Paradise, your guide can show you more of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, such as for example Opoutere Beach, Kuaotunu and Coromandel Town. The Driving Creek Railway, including great views from the “Eyefull Tower”, is located here. You can alternatively choose to incorporate a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set into day 3 before returning to Auckland. Another option is for us to finish your tour in the thermal resort town Rotorua.


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Fiji

Have you ever dreamed of being a castaway on a South Pacific island – an island where the drinks are icy cold, the spa treatments are hypnotically relaxing and your thatched-roof bungalow (bure) is stocked with

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luxurious amenities? Labasa

Vanua Levu

Buca

Welcome to Fiji. It’s the tropical paradise you’ve always imagined, scattered across 333 lush islands. Greet the dawn with a stroll along a sugar-sand beach, as a gentle breeze ruffles the fronds of the towering coconut palms fringing the shore. Linger over a leisurely breakfast served on the veranda of your private bure, admiring the delicate orchids blooming in the surrounding gardens. After breakfast, the choices of ways to indulge, unwind and rejuvenate are boundless.

Nanuku Passage

Savusavu

Yasawa Islands

Taveuni

Nabouwalu Bligh Waters Koro

Rakiraki

Mamanuca Islands

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Mana Malololailai

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Nadi

Viti Levu

Suva

Sigatoka Korolevu Pacific Harbour Beqa Vatulele

South Pacific Ocean Kadavu Passage

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Lakeba Passage

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Koro Sea

Scuba or snorkel through crystalline waters along a spectacular coral reef teeming with fish. Glide high above the archipelago in a hot air balloon. Hurtle along a rushing inland river aboard a whitewater raft. Gasp as the air fills your parasail and whisks you high above the turquoise ocean. Delight in the chatter of cuckoos, warblers and lorikeets on a bird-watching trek. Swim in a sparkling pond beneath a jungle waterfall. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the Fijian people, and learn more about the art, music and language of a fascinating culture that stretches back more than 3000 years. After your explorations, perhaps a sojourn by the pool with a good book is in order. Late in the day, raise a cocktail to the sun as it dips below the horizon in a fiery display of scarlet and gold. As the tropical dusk closes in, sample tantalizing fare from world-class restaurants, complemented by vintages from extensive wine lists. Stroll back to your bure, utterly pampered and utterly relaxed. If this is life as a castaway, you’ll never want to come back to the real world.


Luxury Fiji Let Fiji’s fabulous resorts and yachts work their magic on your weary soul. Once ensconced beneath a swaying coconut palm, you’ll soon find it impossible to remember a life of deadlines and responsibilities. The superbly trained staff respond to your every wish, whether you yearn for breakfast-in-bed, a massage by the sea or a nightcap under the stars. On land, try yoga or tennis. At sea, dive along remote reefs. Delectable cuisine, fine wines, sundrenched beaches, and luxurious accommodations await you.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort A Genuine & Unique Experience

Jean- Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji, is one of the most iconic & award- winning, inclusive resorts in Fiji. Offering guests of all ages a unique Fiji Island escape, it blends the best of eco-friendly, self-sustainable living with pure 5-star authentic luxury, legendary Fijian hospitality, exceptional cuisine & a real journey into Fijian culture. Located in the ‘Soft Coral Capital of the world’ overlooking secluded Savusavu bay, the resort is surrounded by a marine sanctuary, secluded beaches, lush tropical gardens, and breathtaking scenery. Imagine snorkelling pristine, world renowned, multi-hued coral reefs with the marine biologist, relaxing on a day bed, hiking through an untouched rainforest, swimming under a waterfall, visiting a Fijian village or school, enjoying a Fijian Kava ceremony & Lovo, paddle boarding, sailing, night snorkelling, yoga & kayaking these are just some of the activities included in your inclusive tariff. A unique feature of this resort is that it provides a romantic getaway for couples seeking an authentic luxury, immersive, Fijian experience whilst being family friendly. Adults unwind around the Adult only Infinity Oceanfront pool, enjoy garden to table magnificent cuisine, rejuvenate with the unique Fijian spa therapies & explore a host of adult only activities Families have a mini resort within the

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resort. Exclusive nannies are provided for each child under 6, 9am-9pm & children 6-to 12 yrs have a Fijian buddy 1:5 ratio. Teens have an activity buddy. Guests ‘home away from home’ will be one of the 24 authentic one or twobedroom Bures. Designed in an environmentally friendly style, with high ceilings, traditional thatch roofs & timber floors, these elegant bures feature contemporary décor, Wi-Fi & luxurious King bed and linens. The Presidential Villa is the ultimate in luxury with Four Poster bed, sunken jacuzzi double vanity bathroom indoor-outdoor showers, separate sitting room, pool, daybed pavilion & much more.


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Laucala Island Resort Set upon over 1,400 exclusive hectares (3,500 exclusive acres) Laucala private island resort is set amidst coconut plantations, sandy beaches, rich green mountains and breathtaking natural beauty

course, or meeting native artists. Whether you choose to dine in your villa or to visit one of Laucala’s five restaurants and bars, you enjoy dishes based on the freshest produce.

True luxury is appreciated in the privacy of the resort’s villas widely spread on the northern tip of the island. No expense has been spared at this exclusive tropical hideaway, where 25 Fijian-styled villas are set amid coconut plantations, beside deserted beaches and atop the island’s volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle. Regardless of their location, villas are designed with soft curves and free-flowing shapes, using natural materials in construction: thatch roofs made from the leaves of sago palms, local doga timber, bala bala fern stems, and a traditional coconut husk weave known as magi magi.

The resort prides itself on an integral philosophy, incorporating elements of the entire island into each guest’s experience, and offering products and ingredients raised and grown on the island. Style and sustainability go hand in hand throughout, from the natural fibres and woods used in design to the wild orchids harvested in gardens and organic produce grown on island farms.

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Impeccably furnished bedroom and living areas open to private gardens, each with an infinity-edge pool lit by Tikki torches come dusk. Seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living creates an inspiringly relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere. Villas come with a buggy, so guests are free to explore the resort at their leisure. Laucala shows its most ethereal side in an iridescent kaleidoscope of sporting and cultural activities. Diving in a unique underwater world, rain forest tours, horseback riding, surfing, golfing on the 18-hole championship Fiji 109

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Exotic Fiji Just saying the word Fiji is enough to conjure images of beautiful white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and the most alluring, clear blue water. With stunning sunsets, lush green mountains, secluded islands, and coves, Fiji represents one of the last regions on Earth where you are assured peace and tranquility. Discover some of the most secret locations whilst experiencing the beautiful Fijian culture getting to know and love the local people. For an unforgettably luxurious paradise experience, discover exotic Fiji.

Blue Lagoon Cruises Cruise through the best of the South Pacific, in some of the most secret places off the coast of Fiji

You’ll be treated to untouched natural beauty, stunning sunsets and can see the ‘real’ Fiji through the eyes of our Fijian crew and meeting Fijian locals. Our three, four and seven-night cruise takes you to both the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups, with a maximum of four hours cruising per day, you can spend more time exploring onshore or snorkelling amongst a myriad of fish. Visit remote island villages, discover the ancient Fijian culture, sit down to an island feast set on a breathtaking beach, swim with manta rays, learn how to cook traditional Fijian dishes and stop off at the Sacred Island and Sawa I Lau Caves. Our boutique ship, 'Fiji Princess' offers luxury, you can dine in the open air with views out over the sea to the rear of the vessel. During the day relax in the shaded sky deck bar and saloon bar or enjoy the sun loungers on the large upper sundeck and cool off by taking a dip in our splash pool. There is a spa on board offering a range of massage and beauty treatments as well as a library and in-room DVDs to help you completely unwind. Wi-Fi is available where reception allows too. The cabins are all air-conditioned and well-appointed. Each cabin has its own ensuite, ample storage space, vanity table, hairdryer, soft towels and fragrant

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soaps. All cabins are above the waterline and all decks feature large external windows with ocean views. Orchid Deck Cabins include a welcome fruit platter, complimentary daily stocked mini bar, Pure Fiji sun care pack, in cabin Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities. Cruises depart from Port Denarau Marina or transfers from selected Mamanuca Resorts can also be arranged for those wanting a resort and cruise experience. Our cruises are always personal, accommodating only 68 passengers, and with over 60 years experience cruising the islands of Fiji, Blue Lagoon Cruises know how to spoil you the whole time.


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Yasawa Island Resort & Spa There are 15 words in the Fijian language for heaven, and ‘yasawa’is the first

Yasawa Island Resort and Spa is an exclusive resort on one of the most remote and unspoiled islands of Fiji. Just 18 luxury beachfront bungalows are hidden among the palms, each just a few steps from a pristine white beach. Swim in crystal-clear waters, dive on vividly-colored corals, connect with an ancient culture or indulge in Fiji’s first beachfront spa. Whatever you choose to do at Yasawa, you’ll do it in complete seclusion. What makes Yasawa special and unique is access to 11 private beaches for romantic beach picnics; activities like the Blue Lagoon Caves visit and most importantly the Fijian authentic culture, the majority of staff come from the local villages and are truly excited to share their island and their culture with you. Visit the local school, meet the Village Chief, partake in the songs and dances of the local villagers. It is these moments that will stay with you long after you leave Yasawa’s sandy shores.

Dolphin Island Fiji The ultimate luxury castaway private Pacific island experience, on an

exclusive-use basis

A private 5.7-hectare (14-acre) island paradise, just a short cruise off Viti Levu, surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters, fringed with palm trees and wafted by warm sea breezes. The island offers superb accommodation for a maximum of eight guests on an exclusive charter basis. The main bure, with infinity pool, holds centre court, flanked by two pairs of thatched guest bures. Beautifully appointed for every guest comfort, the island offers tropical living at its very best. Perfect for multi-generational families or friends traveling together.

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Guests luxuriate in this nurturing haven of privacy and relaxation, where warm and friendly Fijian staff look after guests as little or as much as they require – as every day blends seamlessly into the next, guests experience all the romance of this truly superb retreat. Dolphin Island is surrounded by an aquatic playground and located within one of the finest diving regions in Fiji. Sea kayaks, a Hobie catamaran, paddle boards and snorkelling equipment are available for the use of guests seeking adventure.

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Family Fiji Fiji’s lush tropical islands, with white sandy beaches are home to some of the friendliest people your family could ever hope to meet. The local villagers provide the hospitality through their warm personalities and greet you with their upbeat ‘BULA”. This is the ultimate family adventure, where you and your kids can discover incredible diving and snorkeling, luxurious resorts with worldclass children’s programs, a huge choice of action packed activities that give you a muchearned break. Take your family to Fiji to build memories that will bond your family forever.

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Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Castaway Island, Fiji

Adventure in the heart of Fiji’s Coral Coast.

Kick your shoes off and make yourself at home

One hour and 20min drive from Nadi International Airport, this wonderful five-star resort is set on a white-sand beach amongst 16 hectares (40 acres) of tall palms and lush tropical gardens. Leave your cares behind you as we embrace you with a gracious Bula welcome in an exquisite seaside setting reminiscent of a time-honoured Fijian village. We pamper you with your own Talai butler, who will serve you complimentary champagne and canapés each afternoon; can unpack and pack for you; and also make your restaurant reservations.

Castaway Island, Fiji is an iconic Private Island resort surrounded by white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, perfect for romantic couples with or without children. Offering exceptional facilities and creative island cuisine, Castaway is one of Fiji’s most popular island resorts. With an accredited AAA 4 Star rating, the traditionally thatched air-conditioned bures with vaulted “tapa” lined ceilings are stylish and spacious.

We will inspire you with sweeping views from hilltop award winning Bebe Spa, and delight your entire family with our Nannies and complimentary Kids Clubs around our magnificent tropical lagoon pool. Enjoy the adults-only private pool with swim-up bar, 24-hour gym, five bars, five restaurants and spectacular Bebe Spa Sanctuary. Choose from 205 contemporary rooms or 47 traditional Fijian bures, whose vaulted ceilings are lined with exquisite hand-painted tapa cloth. We think there is no better escape on earth for romance, family togetherness and authentic Fijian hospitality.

There are plenty of activities to choose from including snorkelling off the beach, PADI Five Star Gold Palm diving, catamarans, kayaks, windsurfers, parasailing, hand line fishing, speedboat champagne island hops, two stunning swimming pools and more. Four dining venues provide delicious menu alternatives suited to the tropical environment, including all day a la carte dining at the Water’s Edge restaurant, gourmet wood fired pizzas in the Sundowner bar, Asian inspired selections at the Nuku Marau Bar & Grill and the award winning 1808 Restaurant serving a Chinese, Indian and Fijian fusion menu. Castaway has everything you come to Fiji to find.


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