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CONTENTS AUSTRALIA......................................................................................8 New South Wales............................................................................17 Sydney Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley New South Wales Coast Queensland.....................................................................................28 Greater Brisbane Gold Coast & Hinterland Sunshine Coast Great Barrier Reef Islands & Whitsundays Coast Cairns, Palm Cove & Beaches Port Douglas Victoria & Tasmania........................................................................48 Melbourne Tasmania Northern Territory...........................................................................55 Red Centre Darwin & Top End South Australia...............................................................................61 Adelaide Regional South Australia Western Australia...........................................................................64 Perth & Fremantle Coral Coast Broome & The Kimberley NEW ZEALAND.............................................................................72 North Island.................................................................................79 South Island.................................................................................90
SOUTH PACIFIC French Polynesia.............................................................................98 Tahiti Bora Bora Moorea Fiji .................................................................................................108 Pacific Islands................................................................................126 Cook Islands Vanuatu Samoa
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AUSTRALIA AMAZING LANDSCAPES, ANCIENT CULTURES, LIVELY CITIES, STUNNING BEACHES – ALL IN ONE AWESOME CONTINENT
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Australia caters to all travel styles, from jet-setting sophisticates, to honeymooning newlyweds, to families on fun-filled vacations, to friends on adrenaline-jazzed outdoor adventures. Its most iconic attractions range from the instantly recognizable Sydney Opera House – the height of urban sophistication – to the sacred Uluru, mighty symbol of the Outback.
Visit New South Wales for its pristine beaches, breathtaking natural treasures, and one of the world’s most famous and vibrant cities. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take the ferry past the Opera House to Manly. Join a day tour of Hunter Valley vineyards.
Down Under Up Top The rugged Red Centre landscape. Thousands of miles of beaches. The stupendous Great Barrier Reef. Kangaroos and koala bears. Magnificent wine regions. Subtropical rainforests. Sprawling deserts… That’s a ton of attractions, but still only a fraction of what makes Australia one of the world’s most desirable vacation destinations. Discover why residents and visitors alike consistently rate Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth among the best, most livable cities on the globe. Gregarious, open, and informal, with a refreshing lack of pretension, Australians welcome the opportunity to share with visitors the country’s abundant and wildly diverse range of attractions and pursuits. Oh, and you should expect to be called “mate” a lot…
Get In & Get Going Visiting Australia is easy: English is spoken, and the current prevailing dollar exchange rate is similar to Canada. Visitors must have a valid US passport and a visa to enter Australia; passports must have at least 6 months left before expiration when applying for a visa. Take advantage of your Travel Consultant’s expertise and let them help you plan an amazing trip.
In Queensland, sun yourself on the golden sands of Surfers Paradise, and snorkel amid the technicolor treasures of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the Daintree Rainforest with an Aboriginal guide, and board a catamaran to the unspoiled Whitsunday Islands. Drive Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, hop onto Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant for a rolling 5-course dinner, and catch exciting Australian Rules Football action at Etihad Stadium. Stroll Hobart’s cobblestone waterfront in Tasmania, and hike the spectacular Maria Island Walk. Fly to the Northern Territory and catch the eye-popping sunset colors blanketing Uluru. Hike the rim of wondrous Kings Canyon. Savor exotic flavors at Darwin’s Mindil Beach Sunset Market. In South Australia, sip your way through the many Barossa Valley wineries outside Adelaide, and immerse yourself in the Old World vibe of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement.
Train Convenient, affordable, and scenic long-distance rail service exists mainly to link regional townships with state capitals, although cross-country lines run from SydneyPerth as well as Darwin-Adelaide. (note: Tasmania has no passenger rail service.)
Bus Bus travel – the most popular way to get around Australia – is cheap and convenient, although the distances involved can be daunting. Coaches go virtually everywhere, and many coach tickets allow you to hop on and off en route to your destination.
Car A rental car is an excellent way to travel, as Australia has a generally well-maintained system of roads and highways. (note: Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road.)
In-Town Transit All of Australia’s capital cities are served by a variety of public transit, including trains, buses, ferries, monorail, light rail, and trams.
Dip your toes into the white-sand beaches of Perth, capital of Western Australia, and tee off on the world’s longest golf course – 850-mile-long Nullarbor Links.
Getting Around City-to-City Air Australia is a continent, and a big one, making air travel perhaps the most efficient way of getting around. There are four domestic carriers operating jet service that links capital cities and major destinations, plus several regional airlines. Road in the desert
Circular Quay and Opera House, Sydney
Dine Your Way Across Australia In the big cities and off the beaten path, you owe it to yourself to indulge in Australia’s tastiest cuisines and foodie experiences. • Don’t forget to sample Aussie meat pies, “bush tucker,” potato cakes, a BBQ by the river, cheeses from King Island Dairy. • Australian equation: Sponge cake + chocolate + coconut = Lamingtons, the dessert of choice for millions of Aussies. •
Chomp into a sandwich of toasted bread lathered with Vegemite, a savory spread and, without doubt, the most famous authentic Australian food product. Sit down for some low-fat, high-protein kangaroo meat, fresh off the barbecue grill.
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• Hit the road for a tour of wineries, and sip some Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz from the celebrated wineries of the Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Margaret River.
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TASMANIA Wild Koalas along Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Australia 10-13 Days
• SYDNEY • AYERS ROCK • PORT DOUGLAS • MELBOURNE The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road
Day 1: Sydney Arrive in Sydney. Relax in your hotel, or stroll along Darling Harbour and head to The Rocks for dinner.
Transfer to the resort town of Port Douglas, nestled between the rainforest, palm trees, and the golden sands of the Pacific Ocean.
Day 2: Sydney
Day 8: Port Douglas
In the morning, board the hop-on/hop-off bus tour of Sydney, a fantastic opportunity to visit some of the city’s most spectacular sights. Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, where you’ll find one of the best views of Sydney. This evening, head to Woolloomooloo and try one of the amazing restaurants overlooking the harbor.
Transfer to the marina for your trip to the Outer Barrier Reef, which you can explore by submarine, glass-bottom boat, snorkeling, and the underwater viewing platform. In the evening, explore Port Douglas and sample local beer and fresh seafood.
Day 3: Sydney In the morning, head to Sydney Opera House for an exclusive look behind-the-scenes. In the afternoon, climb the world-renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge and view the city from this breathtaking vantage point. In the evening visit Darling Harbor and Kings Wharf, and explore the numerous shops, restaurants, and bars.
Day 4: Sydney See Sydney by sea aboard the Harbor Hop-On/Hop-Off boat tour, checking out the coastline and sights while taking in the breathtaking views across the harbor. One of the stops is the world-famous Taronga Zoo.
Day 5: Sydney – Ayers Rock
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Day 11: Melbourne Indian Ocean After arriving at the airport, you’ll be transferred to your Derby hotel. If time permits, make a beeline for the Queen Broome Victoria Markets just north of the city. Afterwards, head to Southbank for a selection of Melbourne’s best restaurants Port Hedland and bars.
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In the morning, join a tour of the Great Ocean Road, a natural wonder on Victoria’s Perth south coast. Watch the scenery change from the urban sights of Melbourne to rural Victoria on one of the most breathtaking coastal drives in the world.
Enjoy the Melbourne tour arranged by your travel WESTERN AUSTRALIA consultant.Carnarvon Then visit Phillip Island, about two hours south, where you will witness the famous Penguin Parade.
Day 13: Melbourne Geraldton
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Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef.
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Day 7: Ayers Rock – Cairns – Port Douglas
Enjoy breakfast at one of the trendy restaurants in the Wharf and Grant Street dining areas, and then transfer to the airport for your connecting flight home.
Immerse yourself even deeper into the Outback on a day trip that takes you to not only Uluru but also the Olgas, a series of fascinating natural rock formations.
Day 10: Port Douglas
Day 6: Ayers Rock
Embark on a tour of the breathtaking Daintree Rainforest, and visit Mossman Gorge. Explore a beautiful freshwater swimming hole (bring your bathing suit and go for a quick dip). Return to Port Douglas for a leisurely evening.
In the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Uluru. After settling in, you’ll be picked up and taken into the Outback to enjoy the Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars.
Day 9: Port Douglas
A Taste of Luxury 10 Days
• SYDNEY • WOLGAN VALLEY • LIZARD ISLAND Lizard Island
Day 1: Sydney Arrive into Sydney. Head to The Rocks for a dinner in a restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour.
conservation reserve – the ultimate way to unwind after a long flight and get up close and personal with Australia’s natural beauty.
Day 2: Sydney
Day 5: Wolgan Valley
See the highlights of the city on a small group half-day Panoramic Sydney tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure in a luxury vehicle, taking in Sydney city sights, spectacular harbor views, the beautiful city beaches, and some historic places. This trip is the perfect balance of fantastic scenery, history, and fun times. Highlights include the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Dover Heights, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, and the city’s trendiest and most historic neighborhoods.
After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast, explore the reserve on your own, join one of the guided nature-based activities, or relax by your private pool.
Day 3: Sydney
An oasis of seclusion and privacy, Lizard Island is surrounded by a magnificent reef that’s teeming with marine life just off its 24 beaches, most of which you’ll find blissfully deserted – except for you! Go snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing. Onshore, play tennis, hike the shoreline, and unwind with morning yoga on the beach. Timor Sea
Discover everything about the Sydney Opera House, a World Heritage Site and architectural icon, on a Red Carpet Tour. Explore the backstage goings-on, sit down for a pre-performance Tasting Plate at Opera Kitchen, and be treated to a world-class performance of your choice.
Day 4: Sydney – Wolgan Valley After arrival in Sydney, board a helicopter to the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, hidden away in a private 4,000-acre
Day 6: Wolgan Valley – Sydney – Lizard Island Transfer by helicopter to Sydney, then fly to Cairns to board a private charter flight to Lizard Island.
Days 7-9: Lizard Island
Day 10: Lizard Island – Sydney Indian Ocean
Return to Sydney and depart for home. Derby Broome Port Hedland
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Food & Wine 8 Days
• SYDNEY • HUNTER VALLEY • MELBOURNE Sydney
Day 1: Sydney
Day 5: Hunter Valley – Melbourne
Arrive into Sydney. For dinner, head out to a trendy restaurant in Haymarket.
Drive to Newcastle Airport for your flight to Melbourne.
Day 8: Melbourne
Day 6: Melbourne
Depart for home.
Day 2: Sydney
Spend the day at leisure, perhaps wandering through the Queen Victoria Market.
Explore the Paddington area, filled with great shopping, markets, and restaurants. For dinner, head to 360 Bar and Dining for a combination of dining with fine flair in a sophisticated environment and unsurpassed 360° revolving views of Sydney’s skyline. Enjoy excellent Australian cuisine from a seasonal menu prepared by award-winning chefs.
Day 3: Sydney – Hunter Valley Pick up a car and drive north to Hunter Valley. Regarded as Australia’s oldest wine region, Hunter Valley has emerged as a prime tourism destination, with much of the rolling countryside under vine with the traditional varieties Shiraz and Semillon as well as extensive plantings of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir.
Day 4: Hunter Valley
Join the exceptional Yarra Valley Wine tour for an entertaining, sociable, and educational day out. With the help of expert guides, you’ll discover the richness of the Yarra Valley’s thriving wine industry. A genuine Wine Expert will entertain and educate you, and you’ll experience tastings at the cellar doors at Yering Farm, Balgownie Estate, and Punt Road Wines. Sit down to an à la carte lunch at Balgownie Estate, accompanied by a glass of the estate’s wine, then take a privately conducted tour of Domaine Chandon, complemented with a glass of their premium sparkling wine.
Day 8: Melbourne
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Passion for food and wine is a tradition this city. There Timorin Sea are so many great restaurants in Melbourne, the best way to sample the Ocean city’s wonderful restaurant scene is to Indian experience a few in one evening. Enjoy an early evening Derby walk to discover three hidden restaurants in Melbourne. Broome wine tastings and Each venue will offer carefully chosen tantalizing savory tastes from their menus. Each venue is Port Hedland a different food style, with history and design as diverse as the city too.
Join a wine and local produce tasting tour, visiting familyowned and boutique-style wineries for a cheese and wine matching experience or a chocolate and wine tasting match. Sit down to a superb gourmet antipasto platter with a glass of wine for lunch. Continue with a visit to the local micro-brewery, which includes a small tour and three glasses of beer.
Day 7: Melbourne
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South Coast Ocean Drive 10 Days
• MELBOURNE • LORNE • WARRNAMBOOL • ROBE • KANGAROO ISLAND Great Ocean Road
Day 1: Melbourne
Day 5: Lorne – Warrnambool
Arrive in Melbourne, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. In the early evening, board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines
Not far after Lorne starts one of the most majestic drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road. Keep your eyes peeled as this road hugs the coast and around every bend is another amazing sight. The Great Ocean Road is home to natural wonders like the 12 Apostles, which should be explored on foot. Your stop for tonight is Warrnambool at the end of the Great Ocean Road. Chill out, relax, and sample some of the local cuisine.
Day 2: Melbourne In the morning, stroll the streets of St. Kilda, check out the pastry shops on Acland Street, and sample some local coffee. You’ll be picked up at your hotel for a visit to Phillip Island, about two hours south, where you can witness the famous Penguin Parade.
Day 6: Warrnambool – Robe Continue to Robe, a quaint fishing village with historic buildings and fascinating history. Be sure to try the local seafood – it doesn’t get any fresher than this!
Day 3: Melbourne
Days 7-8: Robe – Kangaroo Island
Today is at your leisure, a perfect opportunity to explore Melbourne’s laneways and boutiques. Ascend to the top of the Eureka Tower in Southbank for a 360º view of the city. For dinner, head to Lygon Street, just north of the CBD, for excellent Italian food.
Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-biggest island, full of natural beauty, animals, and a great local gastronomy. Make sure to visit Seal Bay and sample the locally grown food and locally produced wine.
Day 4: Melbourne – Lorne
Head back to the mainland via air.
Pick up a rental car and drive south to Victoria’s south coast. Your first stop is the picturesque seaside town of Lorne, home to beautiful beaches and great surfing. Make sure to visit the Lorne Pub for some great Australian food.
Day 9: Kangaroo Island – Melbourne Timor Sea
Day 10: Melbourne Departing flight home
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Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania 10 Days
• SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & TASMANIA The Neck Lookout on Bruny Island, Tasmania
Day 1: Sydney After arriving at Sydney, you’ll be transferred to your hotel, and the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 2: Sydney Join an afternoon tour that gives you a thorough introduction to Sydney and its neighbors. Stroll through The Rocks area and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St. Marys Cathedral, and Parliament House. Stop at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for magnificent views of the harbor. Proceed to world-famous Bondi Beach, which boasts year-round sun and the coolest beachside vibe anywhere! The return coach to Sydney passes through Paddington and the exclusive Eastern suburbs.
Day 3: Sydney
roam the Queen Victoria Markets or head to Southbank for a selection of the city’s best restaurants and bars.
Day 5: Melbourne Join a tour of the Great Ocean Road on Victoria’s south coast. Watch the scenery change from the urban sights of Melbourne to rural Victoria, one of the most breathtaking coastal drives in the world.
Day 9: Tasmania
Day 6: Melbourne In the morning, stroll the streets of St. Kilda, check out the pastry shops on Acland Street, and sample some local coffee. You’ll be picked up at your hotel to visit Phillip Island and see its famous Penguin Parade.
Day 7: Melbourne – Hobart, Tasmania
Venture outside of the city and head west to Blue Mountains National Park to explore some of Australia’s natural beauty. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park and see koalas and kangaroos, not to mention an array of other animals that call Australia home. The evening is at your leisure.
In the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hobart, Tasmania, where you’ll be met and transferred to Timorleisure. Sea your hotel. The rest of the day is at your In Hobart, museums dedicated to 19th-century pioneer life, harbor Indian Ocean cruises, the Cascade Brewery, and Japanese gardens with a miniature Mt. Fuji are favorite attractions.
Day 4: Sydney – Melbourne
Day 8: Tasmania
Day 10: Hobart Kakadu Transfer Darwin to the airport for your departing flight. National Gulf of Park Carpentaria
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The full-day Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour explores Port Hedland spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce, an amazing foodie’s holiday where every course on the menu is a stop on your journey. Meet cheese makers, Learmonth WESTERN Carnarvon AUSTRALIA
Renowned for numerous historic buildings that house artist’s studios, pubs, restaurants, cafés, galleries, and craft shops, Hobert’s Salamanca Place buzzes with energy. Every Saturday, Salamanca Market stallholders offer a variety of products from around Tasmania, including fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet produce, food, plants, clothing, jewellery, books, music, toys, gifts, souvenirs, art, crafts, and unique handmade items. Then, head to historic Battery Point and wander winding streets amid colonial architecture and historical ambiance.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Melbourne. Today is at your leisure, a perfect opportunity to explore Melbourne’s laneways and boutiques. Perhaps you can
oyster farmers, fudge makers, beekeepers, berry farmers, viticulturists, and whisky distillers, and hear the stories behind their harvests. At The Neck, see the narrow isthmus stretch south in graceful curves while you take a stroll and leave your footprints in the sand of a deserted beach. In the dense rainforest, spot diverse wildlife including rare white wallabies.
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Australia & New Zealand 13 Days
• SYDNEY • MELBOURNE • QUEENSTOWN • AUCKLAND The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park
Day 1: Sydney Arrive in Sydney and spend the day at leisure.
Day 2: Sydney Discover everything about the Sydney Opera House, a World Heritage Site and architectural icon, on a Red Carpet Tour. Explore the backstage goings-on, sit down for a pre-performance Tasting Plate at Opera Kitchen, and be treated to a world-class performance of your choice.
Day 3: Sydney The Blue Mountains Deluxe Day is a real journey into the heart of this unique World Heritage Region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you’ll see and experience it all. Let the landscape work its wonders and become part of you for a lifetime. This small group tour includes early entry to Featherdale Wildlife Park, a complete circle loop of the Blue Mountains, short walks to explore the remote regions with stunning views, lunch, and a visit to Mt. Tomah Botanic Gardens. The evening is at your leisure.
Hand-feed a broad array of Australian animals, including kangaroos and wallabies. Head to the island’s coast to experience the rugged rocky outcrops and panoramas of the Nobbies before continuing to Summerland Beach for the highlight of the show – the internationally renowned Penguin Parade, where you will enjoy upgraded viewing at the exclusive “Penguins Plus” boardwalk.
Day 7: Melbourne – Queenstown Fly to Queenstown.
Day 8: Queenstown You will be picked up and taken to a cruise on Milford Sound. One of the most accessible fjords, Milford Sound remains quiet and still, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest. After arriving back to Queenstown, the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 9: Queenstown
Day 4: Sydney – Melbourne
The action-packed city of Queenstown is a launching pad for some of the most adrenaline-filled sports known to man, as well as some of the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Depart Sydney by air to Melbourne. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 10: Queenstown – Auckland
Day 5: Melbourne In the morning, stroll the streets of St. Kilda, check out the pastry shops on Acland Street, and sample some local coffee. Explore Melbourne’s laneways and boutiques. Ascend to the top of the Eureka Tower in Southbank for a 360º view of the city. In the early evening, board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines.
Day 6: Melbourne Departing Melbourne, visit the city’s most colourful attraction – the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes – before continuing to Phillip Island. Enjoy a guided walk around the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary. Enjoy the spectacular “Conservation in Action” wildlife show.
Day 12: Auckland See the magical Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland. Step on board your luxury coach and travel south, taking in typical New Zealand scenery as you ride – lush green farmland and rolling hills. The Hobbiton Movie Set has become one of New Zealand’s must-see destinations. A working farm near the small town of Matamata was transformed into a film set for “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies, and you can visit the set and see where the magic was created. After you’ve had your fill of movie magic, sit down to a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn. Your next stop is the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a network of underground tunnels and caves made from incredible limestone formations. Set off on a guided tour of the caves, ending with a truly special boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto, where glowworms twinkle and shine overhead as you sail through a dark and silent cavern. After exploring these two top New Zealand visitor attractions, your driver guide will take you back to Auckland.
Day 13: Auckland Depart for home.
Fly to Auckland
Day 11: Auckland Get acquainted with Auckland on a half-day tour starting in the city center and traveling along famous Queen Street to eclectic and historic Karangahape Road and through fashionable Ponsonby Village. Cross over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. Visit Viaduct Harbour before continuing to Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park. Explore Parnell Village, where historic buildings have been transformed into trendy boutiques and specialty shops. Travel along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, and drink in panoramic views of the picturesque Eastern Bays, Auckland city, and Waitemata Harbour before returning to downtown Auckland. Hobbit house, Hobbiton
Australia/Fiji Combo Tour 13 Days
• SYDNEY • PORT DOUGLAS • MELBOURNE • CORAL COAST Sydney Harbour Bridge at dusk
Day 1: Sydney
Day 6: Port Douglas – Melbourne
Day 11: Coral Coast
On arrival at Sydney Airport, transfer to your hotel. Use your 24-hour Hop-On/Hop-Off Harbour Explorer Day Pass to enjoy the complete Sydney Harbour experience, with freedom to disembark and explore up to seven famous city attractions, or take the 1-1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary. Afterwards, you’re free to wander around Darling Harbour and have dinner at one of the many restaurants.
Fly to Melbourne in the afternoon, then proceed to soak up a spectacular aerial view of Melbourne with a visit to Eureka Skydeck 88, the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. You’ll see Port Phillip Bay and the rolling Dandenong Ranges in the distance. You can upgrade to experience “The Edge,” a moving glassbottomed cube that lets you hover over the city streets 88 floors below!
Day 2: Sydney
Day 7: Melbourne
Gear up for Fiji’s original jet-boat safari, the Sigatoka River Safari, and enjoy a half-day, adventure into the heart and soul of Fiji aboard a custom-built safari jet boat. Travel along the Sigatoka River to visit authentic Fijian villages and experience a day in the life of the real kaiviti (Fijian). To bring the safari to life, a driver/guide is assigned to each group and introduces passengers to the rich culture of the Fijian people, and shares the history, customs, and legends of the area.
In the morning, take the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb to the summit of this iconic structure for awesome views of the harbor and city. Then, join the Bondi Beach and Sydney Sights tour through The Rocks and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House, and the Art Gallery. Stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for more magnificent views. Then, stop off at Bondi Beach for a magnificent sunny afternoon on the sands! Enjoy dinner in The Rocks.
Join a small group eco tour to explore Phillip Island’s natural attractions. Learn about native bush tucker on a guided walking tour before enjoying your delicious lunch. Visit the acclaimed Koala Conservation Centre, and also sample the region’s finest wines plus a selection of the finest Gippsland cheeses at the Phillip Island Winery. Head to the island’s coast to experience the rugged rocky outcrops and panoramas of the Nobbies before heading to Summerland Beach for the highlight of the show – the internationally renowned Penguin Parade, where you will enjoy upgraded viewing at the exclusive Penguins Plus boardwalk.
Day 3: Sydney – Port Douglas Tour the Sydney Opera House in the morning, then fly in the afternoon to Cairns and transfer to Port Douglas for your hotel.
Day 4: Port Douglas Travel to the Great Barrier Reef. Join a cruise/fly tour of this World Heritage Site, and take a luxury catamaran to the platform for a semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour, reef presentation by a marine biologist, buffet lunch, fish feeding, and snorkeling. Return to Port Douglas via scenic helicopter flight.
Day 5: Port Douglas Embark on a tour of the breathtaking Daintree Rainforest; your guide will explain the history of the rainforest and the importance of its diverse wildlife. Join the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge, followed by lunch at Silky Oaks Lodge. Embark on a Daintree River cruise, then explore Port Douglas on a short tour. Morning and afternoon refreshments are included.
Day 8: Melbourne Discover the charm of Melbourne on a city tour that includes Captain Cook’s Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens, and Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix. Stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens, and see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance and see the Southbank waterfront precinct, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Princess and Regent theatres. Cross the Bolte Bridge for great city views. Hop on board a Melbourne River cruise and experience the sights of Melbourne from the beautiful Yarra River. Cruise past picturesque gardens and parklands, plus some of the famous sporting arenas.
Day 12: Coral Coast Board the magnificent classic 83-foot schooner Seaspray for a day exploring the crystal-clear waters, beautiful beaches, and lagoons of the Mamanuca Islands. Help set the sails, take the helm, or just laze around on deck. You’ll anchor off Modriki, where you can go ashore to explore this uninhabited island with magnificent beaches and snorkeling. On Yanuya, visit a traditional Fijian island village. You’ll be welcomed ashore with a Kava ceremony, then have the chance to explore the village and meet the locals. Passengers travel to and from Mana Island onboard the fast catamaran (where you transfer directly to Seaspray) so as to maximize the sailing time amongst the most beautiful island areas.
Day 13: Coral Coast Spend the morning in the spa or at the beach before an evening flight back to the USA.
Day 9: Melbourne – Fiji Arrive at Fiji’s Coral Coast.
Day 10: Coral Coast Relax on the beach or take a zip-line adventure! Traditional Kava Ceremony
NEW SOUTH WALES BEACHES, BUSHWALKS, BARBECUES, BUZZ & AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST CITY Sydney Harbour Bridge and skyline
The Regions Sydney Known for its beautiful beaches, sophisticated style, and iconic white-sailed Opera House, Sydney is your gateway to Australia. A vibrant culture, world-class dining and shopping, and striking architecture pair with national parks, day trips to Hunter Valley wine country, and a sunkissed coast to place Sydney at the top of every savvy Australian itinerary.
Central Coast A mix of rural and beachside lifestyle, the Central Coast is just an hour north of Sydney and presents ample opportunities for fun, adventure, and relaxation with its bays and inlets, gorgeous beaches, state forests, and national parks. Bushwalk in Bouddi National Park, surf the waves at Avoca Beach, and cast a line at the quaint fishing village of Terrigal.
Blue Mountains/Hunter Valley Not far from the urban joys of Sydney, the Blue Mountains is a World Heritage Site full of craggy peaks, cliffs, forests,
canyons, waterfalls, and magnificent vistas, one of the country’s largest tracts of protected bushland. And Hunter Valley, Australia’s most celebrated wine region, invites you to winery tours, tastings, gourmet feasts, and more.
Top Experiences High Times Sydney Tower SkyWalk lets you “walk on air” – 900 feet above the city! – with views to the horizon as well as through a glass-floored viewing platform to the streets below.
Bananarama Discover a whole bunch of family fun at the “Big Banana” in Coffs Harbour, encompassing a vast water park, rides, laser tag, ice skating, tobogganing, and other activities.
Canberra Salutes Pay your respects and discover what it means to be Australian in one of the world’s great museums, dedicated to the history of Australian involvement in conflict.
Walk the Walk Stroll the 3½-mile-long coastal promenade that leads from famous Bondi Beach along the cliffs to Tamarama (a/k/a “Glamarama”), Bronte Beach, Clovelly Beach, and beyond.
Stage Door Experience the real-life drama of the Sydney Opera House – that is, the drama that plays out behind the curtains – with a backstage tour of the iconic performing arts center.
Truly Manly Deeply You’ll be rewarded with spectacular vistas during the halfhour trip via the Manly Ferry from Sydney’s Circular Quay across the harbor to Manly’s tree-lined beaches.
Take It to the Bridge Get an outstanding view of the Sydney skyline from atop the Harbour Bridge. Escorted climbs are available by day, by night, at twilight, and at dawn.
Wine Time Take a tour of the finest of Hunter Valley’s numerous wineries and gourmet restaurants. There are also hot-air balloon rides, biking, and horseback trails.
Rhapsody in Blue Go hiking and biking, kayaking and canyoning, and offroading and rappelling in the beautiful Blue Mountains, where you can also board the world’s steepest railway for the ride of your life!
Rock On Best explored on foot, The Rocks is one of Sydney’s original neighborhoods, lined with antiquated buildings, including two of the city’s oldest pubs. Weather Chart
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Avg. F° 72 73 70 65 60 55 53 55 59 64 67 71 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 4 4.5 5.2 4.2 3.9 5.2 2.5 3.2 2.2 3.1 3.4 3.1 The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park
A Selection of New South Wales Sightseeing BLUE MOUNTAINS DELUXE WILDERNESS TOUR
BLUE MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE
CAPTAINS CLUB DINNER
Sydney / Full Day / AEA Luxury Tours
Sydney / AEA Luxury Tours
Sydney / 2.5-3.5 Hours / Captain Cook Cruises
Discover the unique Blue Mountains with an informative and knowledgeable guide leading your small group deluxe tour. View spectacular scenery including the Jamison Valley home to the world famous 3 Sisters. Complement this experience with a delicious lunch followed by views of the wonderful Grose Valley. (Upgrade available to experience Breakfast with Koalas.)
Travel to Featherdale Wildlife Park and meet local wildlife unique to Australia. Continue on to the Blue Mountains, stopping at various points of interest including the famous Three Sisters. After arriving at your accommodation around lunch time, the remainder of the day is at leisure. The next day, after a morning at leisure, enjoy lunch in Black Heath before spending the afternoon visiting scenic lookouts. (Upgrade available to experience Breakfast with Koalas on day 1.)
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier fleet, including the spectacular Sydney 2000 and/or John Cadman 2, both with million-dollar views and expansive cocktail decks. Airconditioned restaurant decks, private dining rooms, and 360° open Star Deck are just a few of the features. The Captains Club Dinner offers a three-course contemporary Australian cuisine dining option and live entertainment. Enjoy fine dining on the most beautiful harbor in the world.
GRAY LINE SYDNEY
Sydney / 1- or 3-Day / Captain Cook Cruises
Sydney / Great Southern Rail
Discover a new world, meet new people, and explore a different way of life. There are many who can take you sightseeing, but only with Gray Line Sydney will you feel like a local at each and every destination you visit. Full- and half-day tours introduce you to one of the world’s most exciting cities, its landmarks, natural wonders, and culture. Professionally trained coach drivers and tour guides make sure you travel in safety and comfort, and enjoy world-class service.
The 24-hour or three-day Sydney Harbour Explorer Pass experience is a state-of-the-art Hop-On/Hop-Off rocket ferry that features live guided commentary, with nine amazing stops such as Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison, Shark Island, and Garden Island. Ferries depart the main tourist precincts of Circular Quay (The Rocks and Opera House) and Darling Harbour every 45 minutes, and from Manly every hour.
The Indian Pacific gives you the world’s longest straight stretch of rail track, linking Sydney with Perth via Adelaide. From the Blue Mountains to the Nullarbor, see unique landscapes unfold and immerse yourself with inclusive Off Train Experiences featuring the famous Barossa wine region (Westbound) and unique Outback experiences. Enjoy beverages in the Outback Explorer Lounge and regional cuisine in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, all inclusive.
INSTYLE CHAUFFEURED LIMOUSINES
LET’S GO SURFING – BONDI BEACH
LUX WHALE WATCHING
Sydney / InStyle Chauffeured Limousines
Sydney / Half-Day / Let’s Go Surfing
Sydney / 4 Hours / Sydney Princess Cruises
Instyle Chauffeured Limousines provides clients with a private and personalized luxury transfer service across most of Australia. On the day of your transfer you will be met by an Instyle representative who will assist you to the vehicle, and while travelling to your destination you will enjoy friendly commentary from your highly experienced chauffeur. So let us chaperone you… in comfort and InStyle!
Do what the locals do, and experience surfing on worldfamous Bondi Beach with year-round sun and the coolest beachside vibe anywhere! You’ll be riding the wave of your dreams in a small beginners group of five guests with the friendliest and most professional surf school in Australia. Lessons, lunch, and transfers are included. There are daily morning, noon, and afternoon sessions, with private lessons available.
On Sydney’s most personalized and exclusive whale watching experience, step aboard your private luxury cruiser and take in the beauty of Sydney Harbour as you head towards the Pacific Ocean, where your whale experience will begin. Take in the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Enjoy a BBQ lunch, fresh seafood, gourmet salads, and vegetables; all beverages included.
OZ WHALE WATCH
SEA LIFE SYDNEY AQUARIUM
Sydney / 4 Hours / Sydney Princess Cruises
Sydney / Half-Day/ AEA Luxury Tours
Sydney / Merlin Entertainments Group
Experience the closest true wildlife experience in Sydney – whale watching. This unique cruise offers magnificent harbor sightseeing, a BBQ buffet lunch or breakfast, and whale watching just outside Sydney Harbour. While on board Sydney’s most comfortable whale watching vessel, you’ll marvel at these creatures and enjoy the ever-changing moods of Sydney Harbour. Includes informative commentary on whales and their migration patterns and behavior.
See the highlights of Sydney on this small group half-day tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure in a luxury vehicle, taking in Sydney city sights, spectacular harbor views, the beautiful city beaches, and some historic places. This trip is the perfect balance of fantastic scenery, history, and fun times.
See the best Sydney has to offer with entry to four must-see attractions: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Cinema Experience, and Madame Tussauds Sydney. Get up close to koalas and kangaroos, as well as iconic Australians with amazing wax figures of stars and celebs. Walk underwater with sharks, see a rare dugong, and experience the best views of Sydney. Pre-purchase this great value combination pass, and beat the queues!
A Selection of New South Wales Sightseeing SYDNEY ATTRACTIONS PASS
SYDNEY CITY PRIVATE HALF DAY EXPERIENCE
Sydney / iVenture Card Australia
Sydney / Half-Day / AEA Luxury Tours
Sydney / Topdeck
This all-inclusive pass to over 40 of the best attractions, tours, and things to do in and around Sydney lets you enjoy incredible savings of up to 40% off general admission fees. The Unlimited Pass gains access to as many attractions as you like for three or seven consecutive days; the Flexi Pass allows you to select three, five, or seven attractions with the flexibility to use over three months.
This luxury tour encompasses such attractions as Macquarie St., Kings Cross, the Eastern Suburb Bays, Watsons Bay, The Gap, Bondi Beach, and Paddington. Back in the city, pause at Darling Harbour, drive under the Harbour Bridge, and visit The Rocks. Travel through picturesque Northern Suburbs to Narrabeen Lakes, Narrabeen and Collaroy Beaches, Long Reef, and Dee Why Beach, followed by Manly Beach, North Head, and Manly Cove.
All the glam – lots of sparkle. Sure, Sydney has a lot to offer, but get out of the urban jungle and discover the other side to this glorious harbor city! Visit areas of Sydney you wouldn’t otherwise reach, take in a natural wonder or two, and get your clink on in the vineyards of the Hunter Valley. Then return to the city’s bright lights for one more glimpse of that famous bridge and opera house.
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
WHEN RUM RAN THE ROCKS – SYDNEY
Sydney / Sydney Opera House
Sydney / Taronga Zoo
Sydney / 2 Hours / Urban Adventures
Sydney Opera House Tours & Experiences are for everyone. Through a variety of tours and experiences, you can discover the history and magic of this World Heritage Site and architectural icon. For the “seeker,” take the Sydney Opera House Tour; for the “storyteller,” take the Backstage Tour; for the “foodie,” experience the delicious Tour & Tasting Plate Package; and for the ultimate evening, take the Red Carpet Package, which combines the tour, dining, and show.
Sydney’s most famous attraction, Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife and endangered exotic animals. Overlooking Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes from the city by ferry. Open 365 days a year, admission includes daily talks and shows, and access to Sydney’s only cable car. Thrill-seekers find a challenge on Wild Ropes, the ultimate aerial adventure, and experience Taronga Zoo from a new perspective (additional cost).
Step back to a magical time when rum was a currency, and Sydney’s harborside area of The Rocks was filthy rich with it. See local drinkers in their natural habitat, join them in their ablutions and learn about why rum was worth rebelling for… then and now. Indulge in a few glasses of local craft beers.
A Selection of Sydney Hotels FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SYDNEY
This sophisticated hotel in Sydney’s The Rocks historic district is close to shopping and other attractions. Large guest rooms have marble baths, the latest tech amenities, and skyline, Opera House, or Harbour Bridge views.
Positioned on the edge of the world’s most stunning harbor, this award-winning hotel is just minutes from the famous Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Circular Quay, and exclusive shops. Unwind in the indoor heated pool.
A pair of historic buildings house this unique luxury hotel, close to Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. After sightseeing, retreat to posh guest rooms with designer furnishings and outstanding city views.
• 531 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/poolside restaurant • concierge/ room service • outdoor heated pool/whirlpool • spa/24-hour fitness center/ saunas • LCD-TV/DVD/iPod®-MP3 dock
• 509 ac rooms & suites • restaurant & bar • 24-hr room service/reception • indoor heated pool/fitness center & massage • Club International Business Center • mini-bar/LCD TV/in-room safe/coffee & tea maker
• 200 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/3 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • off-site pool • spaQ/fitness center/steam room • boutique • complimentary Wi-Fi
RADISSON BLU PLAZA HOTEL SYDNEY
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL SYDNEY
SIR STAMFORD AT CIRCULAR QUAY
This intimate boutique-style hotel occupies a Heritage-Listed building in the center of downtown Sydney. Pamper yourself with a massage at the spa, relax in the steam room, and dip into the pool. Stylish rooms have the latest tech amenities.
With stunning views of Sydney’s spectacular harbour from all guest rooms and suites, this modern hotel brings luxury, warm hospitality, and an extra level of personalized service to the historic Rocks district in the heart of this dynamic city.
• 364 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar/high tea • concierge/ 24-hr room service • indoor pool • Tanatcha Spa/fitness center/steam room • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 565 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/3 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • indoor heated pool/sundeck/Jacuzzi • CHI, The Spa/fitness center/ salon/sauna • business center • disabled facilities • complimentary Wi-Fi
Set in a stunning 19th century building listed with the National Heritage Register, this deluxe hotel puts you close to Sydney’s many attractions. Spacious guest rooms feature superb views of the city centre, with French doors opening onto Juliet balconies.
STAMFORD PLAZA SYDNEY AIRPORT
SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT HOTEL AT CIRCULAR QUAY
• 105 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor heated pool • fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
HOLIDAY INN OLD SYDNEY
Ultimately convenient, this modern hotel is just five minutes from the airport and provides easy access to all of Sydney’s many attractions. Soundproof rooms have contemporary style, plus views of the airport, Botany Bay, or Sydney skyline.
Traditional Marriott service and a great location characterize this modern high-rise hotel in Sydney’s Circular Quay. Guest rooms have plush Revive® bedding, marble baths, high-tech amenities, and views of famous Sydney sights.
• 315 ac rooms • 2 restaurants/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • fitness center/sauna/Jacuzzi
• 595 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor saltwater pool • Level 4 Health Club Spa & Fitness Center • mini-bar/in-room service/coffee & tea maker
THE YORK BY SWISS-BELHOTEL
THE GREAT SOUTHERN HOTEL SYDNEY
HHHH½ Sydney Located in The Rocks historic district and nestled between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, this hotel combines Old World and New World charm. Check out the views of the world’s most stunning harbor from the rooftop pool and spa. • 176 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor rooftop pool/spa tub
QUALITY HOTEL CKS SYDNEY AIRPORT
You’re just steps away from Sydney’s iconic attractions and great nightlife and dining, when you stay at this contemporary luxury apartment hotel. Guest accommodations have openplan lounges, kitchens, and private balconies with city views.
Set in a Heritage-Listed 1854 building packed with modern conveniences, this boutique hotel on George Street welcomes guests into sleek rooms with the latest tech amenities. Darling Harbour, Chinatown, and many of Sydney’s attractions are nearby.
An excellent and convenient alternative to downtown Sydney hotels, this contemporary property is just five minutes from the airport and close to local attractions and recreation, including Cahill Park, Kartatak Raceway, and Allianz Stadium.
• 100 ac apartments • 24-hr concierge • outdoor pool/sundeck • fitness center • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 167 ac rooms • restaurant • Internet kiosk
• 121 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • complimentary Wi-Fi
A Selection of Sydney Hotels THE SYDNEY BOULEVARD HOTEL
PARK REGIS CITY CENTRE HOTEL
Just a short walk from Sydney’s CBD, this modern highrise hotel puts you close to the Darlinghurst neighborhood’s great shopping and dining options. Guest accommodations command fabulous views of the skyline and harbor.
Enjoy excellent value at this B&B-style hotel in Potts Point, close to major Sydney attractions such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Guest rooms and spacious Family Studios are modern respites after a day of sightseeing.
Set in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, this modern hotel is only minutes from some of the city’s best shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing, and just a short stroll from Darling Harbour. Guest accommodations have great city views.
• 270 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/café/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center/sauna/steam room • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 117 ac rooms & studio apartments • restaurant/daily buffet breakfast room • concierge/room service • Internet kiosk in lobby with wireless access ($) • tour desk • meetings & functions facilities
• 122 ac rooms & suites • concierge/room service/24-hour reception • rooftop terrace • outdoor rooftop pool/sundeck • complimentary Wi-Fi • parking ($)
OAKS CYPRESS LAKES RESORT
MERCURE RESORT HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS
HUNTER VALLEY RESORT
HHHHH Hunter Valley
Nestled in the picturesque Hunter Valley, this tranquil and indulgent escape is just minutes from Australia’s most famous wineries. Guest accommodations open to private balconies overlooking the golf course and verdant bushland. • 154 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom suites & villas • restaurant/bar • 3 outdoor pools (one heated)/sundeck/Jacuzzi/fitness center
HHHH½ Hunter Valley
In the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, surrounded by beautiful gardens, this stellar resort is an ideal base for exploring the region – you’re just minutes from several top wineries. Guest accommodations open onto private balconies or courtyards.
Escape to this locally owned lodge in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Gorgeous guest rooms have exposed timber cathedral ceilings and private balconies overlooking the surrounding countryside, vineyards, and mountains.
• 72 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • Heavenly Hunter Spa/Locomotion Health Club/sauna • tennis/bicycle rentals/horseback riding
LEISURE INN POKOLBIN HILL HOTEL
THE CARRINGTON HOTEL
• 35 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • outdoor pool • Heavenly Hunter Spa • tennis/mountain bikes/horseback riding • winery/brewery/cooking school • golf, cheese factory & ballooning nearby
EMIRATES ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY
Situated amid landscaped gardens in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, surrounded by wineries and acclaimed restaurants, this picturesque retreat invites guests into contemporary accommodations with spa baths and private terraces.
The original choice for accommodations in the Blue Mountains since 1880, this recently restored Heritage-Listed grand hotel offers the elegance, luxury, and charm of yesteryear. Traditional style courses through the guest rooms and suites.
Providing a quintessentially Australian bush experience, this ultra-luxury conservation-based resort stands in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains on 7,000 acres of carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve.
• 65 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/4 bars/bottle shop/complimentary Continental buffet breakfast • concierge • library/billiards room • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 40 ac villas • 2 restaurants/bar & terrace lounge & private dining • 24-hr room service • main outdoor pool • One&Only Spa • tennis courts/ horseback riding • wildlife safaris/nature walks • complimentary Wi-Fi
THE BYRON AT BYRON RESORT & SPA
ARAJILLA RETREAT LORD HOWE ISLAND
• 66 ac studios & 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • restaurant/covered BBQ • concierge/room service• outdoor pool • tennis court • complimentary Wi-Fi • guest parking (free)
In the heart of Canberra, within easy walking distance to excellent shopping, dining, and nightlife, this modern hotel welcomes guests into spacious, individually furnished guest rooms with city views. • 286 ac rooms • restaurant/lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor pool • fitness center/Jacuzzi/sauna
Lord Howe Island
Cocooned in a lush 45-acre rainforest just steps from Tallow Beach, this luxury resort is an ideal escape for relaxation and rejuvenation. Guest suites open to two enclosed balconies. Dip into the pool, play tennis on synthetic grass courts, and unwind with yoga.
The epitome of luxurious laid-back ambiance, this stellar hideaway is a haven of tranquility and peace on Lord Howe Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Swim, surf, snorkel, hike, play golf, and bask on the pristine beach.
• 92 ac suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool/ kids pool/sauna • spa/fitness center/yoga • tennis • mini-library & games • golf nearby
• 12 ac suites • restaurant/bar/BBQ facilities • Ayurvedic Day Spa • bicycles available • library • complimentary airport shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi
QUEENSLAND BRILLIANT BEACHES, ANCIENT RAINFORESTS & SUPER CITIES IN AUSTRALIA’S SUN & FUN CAPITAL Heart Reef at the Great Barrier Reef
The Regions Brisbane Queensland’s capital and Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane is known for its laid-back ambiance, but it also has plenty of big-city drive. Dive into a world of great cuisine, shopping, first-class museums, galleries, and performing arts centers. Take in the panoramic view from atop Story Bridge, explore the Southbank Parklands, and walk the Heritage Trail.
Cairns / Port Douglas Most area visits begin in Cairns, a thriving seaport and magnet for travelers that’s just a stone’s throw from the Great Barrier Reef. Get yourself to the Esplanade, an oceanfront promenade with restaurants, bars, hotels, and a pedestrian/bike path. A lively city with a village feel, Port Douglas is the ideal starting point for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or Daintree Rainforest.
Gold Coast & Whitsundays With its sweeping beaches, the Gold Coast is Australia’s great playground. Excitement runs 24/7 at Surfers Paradise, where days on the beach give way to nights spent in the bars and clubs. Lying between the Queensland coast and the Great Barrier Reef,
the Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands, heavy on stunning natural landscapes and dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns.
Top Experiences Kuddly Koalas Snuggle with one of nature’s cutest creatures at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in suburban Brisbane, the world’s first and largest reserve dedicated to Australian wildlife.
Fraser Down Under Rent a 4WD vehicle to explore Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, and its freshwater lakes, seawater pools, rocky outcrops, and endless beach.
Dive Deep Grab your snorkeling gear for some of the greatest diving on the planet, just off Port Douglas at Low Isles, absolutely the poster child for your “typical island paradise.”
I Can See Four Mile Stroll just a few minutes from Port Douglas center city, and you’re at Four Mile Beach, which stretches along the Coral Sea in a gentle curve of soft sands and swaying palms.
A Month of Whitsundays If Whitehaven Beach looks familiar, that’s probably because it’s the most-photographed beach in Australia, a stunning swirl of white silica sand and turquoise waters on Whitsunday Island.
Surfin’ Safari At gorgeous, iconic Surfers Paradise, you can chill out, watch the action on the waves, or learn the sport at one of its numerous surfing schools.
Great Big Bigger than several European countries combined, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, and a must-visit location for divers.
Into the Woods Lace up your hiking boots to explore the exotic Daintree Rainforest, home to the largest range of plants and animals on the planet, including 13 bird species found nowhere else.
Art Scene Hop on the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns to the village of Kuranda, and check out the galleries and markets for authentic Aboriginal artwork, music instruments, etc.
Gorge-ous! Hike through Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge, the oldest continuously surviving rainforest on earth, and home to over 30,000 species of plants and animals.
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A Selection of Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast Sightseeing and Hotels TOPDECK
THE VINO BUS WINERY TOURS
Australia & New Zealand Tours / Topdeck
Brisbane / 5 Hours / Sirromet Wines
Brisbane / Full Day / The Vino Bus
Satisfy your cravings for the great outdoors on a trip to Australia and New Zealand with Topdeck. Explore the Great Barrier Reef, marvel at Uluru in the Red Centre, cruise along the East Coast, and discover the beauty of Queenstown. All of the must-do activities and local experiences are included, so you can spend your money where it matters, and focus on satisfying your thirst for adventure. Ages 18-39 only.
A short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, go behind the scenes of the state-of-the-art Sirromet Winery at picturesque Mount Cotton and gain an insight into the winemaking process. Learn about the Australian family who created one of the most famous wine brands in Queensland, enjoy a private wine tasting of eight Sirromet wines, and sit down to a twocourse lunch at the award-winning Restaurant Lurleen’s, with breathtaking views to Moreton Bay and Stradbroke Island.
Be driven in comfort to Tamborine Mountain’s boutique wine region while absorbing the spectacular scenery. Enjoy guided tastings at five award-winning venues along with a delicious two-course lunch at a winery with stunning views. The tour also includes snacks and bottled water with complimentary hotel pick-up in Brisbane. Tour groups are no larger than 13 passengers to ensure a more enjoyable and personalized experience with excellent tour guides.
GOLD COAST ATTRACTIONS PASS
GOLD COAST WATERSPORTS
TREASURY CASINO & HOTEL
HHHHH Gold Coast / iVenture Card Australia
Gold Coast / Gold Coast Watersports
This all-inclusive pass to over 30 of the best attractions, tours, and things to do on the Gold Coast, Mount Tamborine, and Byron Bay lets you enjoy incredible savings of up to 40% off general admission fees to your choice of either three, five, or seven must-see attractions and experiences.
Gold Coast Watersports operates within Sea World Resort and has built a solid reputation for service, safety, and fun, featuring the largest range of water sports on the Gold Coast with over ten unique activities available. Guests have access to Sea World Resort facilities, including pools, spas, and cafés. Gold Coast Watersports offers Jet Skis, Fly Board Extreme, parasailing, boat charters, half cabin boats and BBQ pontoons, stand-up paddles and kayaks, and jet boating.
Set inside two grand heritage buildings in Brisbane’s CBD, just a few minutes’ walk from lively South Bank, this deluxe hotel buzzes with 24-hour casino action. Retreat to posh guest rooms with marble baths and sweeping city views.
HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR BRISBANE
NEXT HOTEL BRISBANE
OAKS CHARLOTTE TOWERS
• 127 ac rooms & suites • 5 restaurants/7 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center/sauna • 24-hr casino • complimentary Wi-Fi
Located on the highest point in the Brisbane CBD and overlooking the Roma Street Parklands, modern high-rise hotel offers breathtaking views of the CBD, Parklands, or Brisbane River from private balconies in every room.
Located on the Queen Street Mall with Brisbane’s hottest dining, shopping, and attractions, this stylish, modern hotel welcomes guests into sleek rooms with the latest tech amenities, plus great city views.
• 230 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor rooftop pool/fitness center • meeting & event facilities • Spring Hill Loop bus service available • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 304 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/3 bars/pool bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • 24-hr fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
Brisbane’s best shops, bars, cafés, and restaurants are right outside the doors of this downtown apartment hotel with resort-style facilities. Contemporary accommodations feature spacious living areas and private balconies with city and river views.
OAKS FESTIVAL TOWERS
ROYAL ON THE PARK BRISBANE
• 265 ac 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • BBQ • indoor lap pool/outdoor plunge pool/sundeck • fitness center/sauna • tennis court
STAMFORD PLAZA BRISBANE
Just minutes from top Brisbane attractions, this family-friendly apartment hotel is a great base for discovering the city’s many charms. Step into contemporary-style accommodations with expansive balconies and sweeping city and river views.
Adjacent to Brisbane Botanic Gardens and a short stroll from city center and Queens Street Mall, this iconic high-rise luxury hotel is ideally situated for business and leisure guests alike. Retreat to spacious rooms with panoramic views.
Overlooking the lovely Brisbane River and adjacent to the Botanic Gardens, this distinguished property with European-style decor is a short stroll to the city center. Guest rooms feature marble baths and panoramic views of the Brisbane River.
• 296 ac 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • BBQ • outdoor plunge pool & heated lap pool/sundeck/hot tub • fitness center/sauna
• 153 ac rooms, deluxe rooms, spa suites & executive suites • restaurant/ bar • concierge/24-hour room service • outdoor pool/spa tub • fitness center • croquet • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 252 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor heated pool/whirlpool • fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
A Selection of Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast Hotels THE STAR GOLD COAST
LA GRANDE APARTMENTS BROADBEACH
Set amid landscaped gardens, this deluxe resort is just a short walk from Surfers Paradise and great beaches. Posh guest rooms, most with private balconies, feature city or ocean views. Dive into casino thrills at 70 table games and 1,600 machines. • 596 ac rooms & suites • 7 restaurants/5 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool/cabanas • fitness center/Pilates-Zumba-yoga classes/ massage services • casino/live entertainment • shopping • complimentary Wi-Fi
SPICERS PEAK LODGE
Scenic Rim – Tregony
Escape to a beachfront in the heart of the Gold Coast – a Mediterranean-inspired village in a prime location. Set amid tranquil surroundings and private courtyards, the contemporary-style accommodations open to furnished balconies.
An architecturally stunning mountaintop retreat – Queensland’s highest-elevation getaway – with a distinctive air of privacy and seclusion, this adults-only resort is truly an escape from everything with everything included.
• 60 ac 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • BBQ area • outdoor heated saltwater pool • spa/fitness center/sauna • tour desk
O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST RETREAT
• 10 ac suites, most with stone fireplaces • restaurant • outdoor infinity pool • Spa Anise • tennis/billiards • library
QT GOLD COAST
CROWNE PLAZA SURFERS PARADISE
In the heart of Lamington National Park, a World Heritage Site, this century-old resort puts you into the center of the rainforest’s unmatched beauty. Step into accommodations with balconies or decks featuring stunning mountain or valley views.
Setting a new standard of Surfer’s Paradise accommodation, this hotel is intended to inspire conversation and arrest the senses. Indulge in the vibrant beachside location, fun and quirky designer finishes, and unique Gold Coast spirit.
• 114 ac rooms, suites & villas • 2 restaurants/bar/lounge • outdoor infinity lap & plunge pools/hot tub • Lost World Spa/sauna • Discovery Program/kids activities • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 296 ac rooms with ocean or mountain views • bazaar, cocktail lounge & bar • 24-hr reception, 24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool • tennis courts
Located between the Surfers Paradise entertainment district and the beach, this modern hotel welcomes guests into spacious rooms with private balconies (most with ocean views). Dine in style at Four Winds 360°, Queensland’s only revolving restaurant.
OCEANS MOOLOOLABA BEACH
OAKS OASIS RESORT
• 374 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • 2 outdoor pools/sundeck/whirlpool • 24-hr fitness center • tennis
SOFITEL NOOSA PACIFIC
Opposite the beach on Mooloolaba Esplanade, this luxury resort offers panoramic ocean views from all of its stunning rooms. Enjoy deluxe in-room amenities like intelligent lighting, rainshowers, and original artwork.
Just a short walk from several area beaches, this family-friendly resort is a great choice for families, couples, and groups alike. After sightseeing or a day on the sands, retreat to contemporarystyle accommodations with breezy private balconies.
This modern family-friendly resort hotel is just minutes from Noosa Beach and Noosa National Park. Sleek contemporary style courses through the guest rooms, which open to private balconies with pool, village, or bay views.
• 46 ac 2-, 3- & 4-bedroom suites & penthouses • outdoor heated pool & spa/kids wading pool • fitness center/steam room • private cinema • daily maid service
• 175 ac studio, 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • restaurant/sports bar • outdoor pool/kids interactive water park/hot tub • floodlit tennis court/ beach volleyball • kids playground
• 176 ac rooms • restaurant/3 bars/pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service • spa/fitness center/Jacuzzi • water sports/tennis
NOOSA BLUE RESORT
THE RETREAT BEACH HOUSES
NOOSA LAKES RESORT
Set between the beach and Noosa National Park, this stylish boutique resort welcomes guests into elegant accommodations that open to private balconies with pool, garden, or ocean views. Penthouses feature rooftop terraces, hot tubs, and BBQ facilities. • 65 ac suites & penthouses • restaurant • room service • 2 outdoor heated pools/whirlpool • fitness center/personal trainers/steam room/ Jacuzzi/yoga classes • complimentary Wi-Fi
Stroll down a private pathway onto uncrowded Noosa Beach from this deluxe boutique property. Nestled in the dunes, individual beach houses feature open-plan living areas, kitchens, and spacious decks with ocean views.
Surrounded by water on three sides, this stellar resort on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast puts you close to great recreation, from surfing and boating, to hiking and horseback riding. Contemporary-style rooms have private balconies.
• 20 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom beach houses • BBQ facilities • outdoor heated lagoon-style pool • tennis • DVD library • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 78 ac studios & 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • BBQ facilities • 3 outdoor lagoon-style pools • bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
A Selection Great Barrier Reef Islands & Whitsundays Coast Hotels HEART HOTEL AND GALLERY WHITSUNDAYS
WATERS EDGE RESORT
AIRLIE BEACH HOTEL
This striking new luxury resort, set in the heart of cosmopolitan Airlie Beach, welcomes you into elegant rooms and suites opening to spacious verandas with beach or Coral Ocean views, plus exclusive amenities by Bose, L’Occitane, and Nespresso.
You’re just a few minutes’ walk from the center of Airlie Beach as well as awesome white-sand beaches from this luxury apartment hotel. Step into accommodations with uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands.
• 40 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge • fitness center • art gallery • complimentary Wi-Fi
CORAL SEA RESORT
HHHH½ Preferred Partner
• 50 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • bar/BBQ facilities • 3 outdoor pools/kids pool • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
Airlie Beach Located on the Esplanade in Airlie Beach, this boutique property boasts a village atmosphere and views of the Coral Sea coastline. Discover the Great Barrier Reef (ideal for snorkeling and diving) and the 74 islands of the Whitsundays with daily tours. • 60 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants & bars • outdoor pool • complimentary Wi-Fi • tour desk
DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT & SPA
This beachfront Whitsundays resort is just a short stroll from enchanting Airlie Beach village and Abel Point Marina. Deluxe suites, penthouses, and 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments are spacious. Dine in the award-winning oceanfront restaurant.
Located in the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef, this deluxe resort is an island experience unlike any other. Elegant guest rooms, a world-class spa, exquisite dining, and an action-packed activities program await you. NOTE: Resort is being renovated and will re-open in mid-2018.
Adults Only Set amid tropical gardens, this sophisticated adults-only resort opens directly onto beautiful Catseye Beach. Hide away in luxurious, newly refurbished guest rooms with private balconies or courtyards facing the beach. Dive into numerous water sports!
• 296 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/3 bars • 3 outdoor pools/kids pool • Rejuvenation Spa/fitness center • tennis courts • outdoor cinema • wedding chapel • live music • daily stingray & shark feeding
• 57 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor infinity pool • spa/fitness center/sauna/salon • tennis/water sports/library • complimentary Wi-Fi
YACHT CLUB VILLAS
REEF VIEW HOTEL
• 77 ac rooms, suites, apartments & penthouses • restaurant/bar • outdoor pool/kids wading pool • fitness center • private jetty/water sports • wedding chapel • complimentary Wi-Fi
qualia, GREAT BARRIER REEF
HHHHH Hamilton Island
Adults Only Seamlessly integrated into its natural surroundings on the quiet north end of the island, this exceptional resort envelops you in luxury and sweet solitude. Spacious freestanding pavilions have sundecks or plunge pools, plus island or sea views. • 60 ac pavilions & beach house • 2 restaurants/2 bars/library • in-room dining • 2 outdoor pools • Spa qualia/fitness center • complimentary non-motorized watercraft • complimentary Internet access
ONE&ONLY HAYMAN ISLAND
Located on the Dent Passage waterfront, this luxury resort is just a short stroll from Catseye Beach and the Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Retreat to individual villa accommodations with full kitchens and breezy private decks.
Spectacular views of the Coral Sea greet guests at this modern high-rise resort on Catseye Beach. Spacious accommodations open to private furnished balconies; suites also have their own outdoor spa tubs.
• 32 ac villas • BBQ facilities • outdoor pool • Spa wumurdaylin /Island Hair and Beauty • water sports • exclusive use of 4-seat golf buggy for duration of stay
• 381 ac rooms & suites with balconies or terraces • restaurant/lounge/ bar • outdoor pool/tennis • spa/fitness center • water sports • mini-bar/ in-room safe/coffee & tea maker
FITZROY ISLAND RESORT
GREEN ISLAND RESORT
HHHHH Hayman Island
HHHH½ Fitzroy Island
HHHH½ Green Island
This iconic private island resort presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, blissful indulgence, and exciting adventure. Hike, swim, play tennis, renew yourself at the spa, and explore the Great Barrier Reef.
Opening directly onto a quiet shaded beach, this luxury resort welcomes guests into breezy Ocean Suites, Resort Studios, and Beach Cabins for the ultimate island vacation. Go hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming.
Located across the Coral Sea from Cairns, this eco-sensitive resort blends luxury, romance, and adventure on a beautiful Great Barrier Reef coral cay. Enjoy a host of complimentary activities including water sports and guided nature walks.
• 160 ac rooms, suites & villas • 5 restaurants/2 bars • 2 outdoor pools • One&Only Spa/fitness center/yoga/Pilates • water sports • 4 tennis courts/golf lessons • KidsOnly Club
• 99 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars/general store/pool bar • outdoor pool/kids pool • massage services • water sports/PADI Dive Center • game room • glass-bottom boat tours • 5 walking trails
• 46 ac suites with private balconies • restaurant/2 bars/poolside bar • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor pools • Massage Salon • water sports/dive shop • glass-bottom boat tours • welcome sunset drinks
A Selection Great Barrier Reef Islands/Cairns/Port Douglas Sightseeing and Hotels ORPHEUS ISLAND GREAT BARRIER REEF
HERON ISLAND RESORT
LIZARD ISLAND RESORT
HHHH Preferred Partner
All-Inclusive Explore the Great Barrier Reef’s most secluded tropical island – accessed only via helicopter from Cairns or Townsville. This all-inclusive luxury resort includes gourmet meals, Australian fine wines, premium beers, and deluxe service.
A nature lover’s haven, this resort is a true coral cay situated right on the Great Barrier Reef, and renowned for its abundance of birdlife, the delightful Green and Loggerhead turtles, and endless gardens of coral right off the beach.
All-Inclusive Acclaimed for its pristine wilderness with 24 powdery-white beaches, this deluxe island resort offers luxuriously understated accommodations, the finest contemporary cuisine and Australian wines, and five-star service.
• 14 ac beachfront rooms, suites & villas • restaurant/bar/lounge/beach picnics • outdoor infinity pool/sundeck • water sports/PADI Dive Center • Gwandalan Day Spa • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 109 rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • outdoor pool • Aqua Soul Spa • scuba diving/snorkeling lessons & excursions • Heron Kids Junior Rangers Program • tea & coffee-making facilities • Internet access
• 41 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/beach dining/picnics • outdoor pool • Ensentia Spa/fitness center • water sports/diving • Bose® sound system with CD player & iPod® connectivity • Wi-Fi Internet access (guest lounge)
BREAKFAST WITH THE KOALAS AT HARTLEY’S
CAPE TRIBULATION, DAINTREE & MOSSMAN GORGE
Cairns / 6 Hours / Urban Adventures
Cairns-Palm Cove / 4 Hours / Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
Cairns-Port Douglas / Down Under Tours
Who would have thought Cairns is more than a launching point for the Great Barrier Reef? There’s mountains and gardens, wildlife and indigenous culture, and some of the best fish and chips you’ll ever taste. Join this Cairns tour to see the parts that many tourists miss. Hike to the top of magnificent Mt Whitfield and enjoy its spectacular views.
Enjoy a hot Aussie breakfast in the company of a cute koala and its keeper. After breakfast, take time to experience the activities and natural places that Hartley’s is known for, including a crocodile spotting cruise, crocodile feeding shows, cassowary feeding, and crocodile farm tour. Optional Koala encounter photos (additional cost). Drive yourself or transfer from Cairns, Cairns Beaches, or Port Douglas.
Travel in air-conditioned comfort in a luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation, through some of the world’s oldest rainforest. Included is a driver/guided tour and morning tea at Mossman Gorge Centre, a delicious tropical lunch amid the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation beach, where two World Heritage sites meet. Enjoy a cruise on the Daintree River before returning home.
FLAMES OF THE FOREST
ATHERTON TABLELAND FOOD WINE & RAINFOREST
GREEN ISLAND ECO-ADVENTURE
Cairns-Port Douglas / 3 Hours / Flames of the Forest
Cairns / Food Trail Tours
Feast on sumptuous local cuisine while enjoying quality Australian wines – all in the magnificent natural surroundings of the North Queensland rainforest. The only dining experience in the rainforest, your evening will be so relaxing and uplifting for your soul that you’ll never want to leave! Choose from either a cultural experience featuring two local Aboriginal brothers sharing their remarkable history through storytelling, didgeridoo, and song, or a romantic experience enjoying the dulcet tones of a solo acoustic guitarist.
Discover what regional food and wine producers have to offer while exploring the Atherton Tablelands’ World Heritage Wet Tropics, with its rainforest, crater lakes, ancient trees, and dry savannah. Travel through historic townships and across lush rolling hills and red soil plains to small farms, where you will hear the stories behind local foods while savoring the flavors of tropical fruit wines, local cheeses, chocolate, coffee, and macadamias.
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / Half Day or Full Day / Quicksilver Group For a unique reef and rainforest experience, Great Adventures’ fast catamaran will whisk you away to beautiful Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef, just 45 minutes from Cairns. With a full- or half-day tour, choose your way to experience the reef – stay dry in a glass-bottom boat or snorkel from the white sandy beaches. Stroll in the lush rainforest, dip in the island swimming pool, or just relax on the beach.
HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURES
JUNGLE SURFING CANOPY TOURS
Cairns-Port Douglas / Half Day / Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
Cairns / Topdeck
Cairns-Port Douglas / Full Day
Experience a range of inclusive educational shows and interactive wildlife activities at the best place to see crocodiles and wildlife in the Tropical North. Highlights include the crocodile spotting and feeding cruises on Hartley’s Lagoon, snake shows, and cassowary, wallaby, and koala feeding. It’s also home to Koalas, wombats, gliders, bettongs, wallabies, and quolls. Drive yourself or transfer from Cairns, Cairns Beaches, or Port Douglas.
Craving sunshine? Travel Australia with Topdeck and get more of the warm stuff than you know what to do with! Begin amid the tropical charms of Cairns and make your way south to the vibrant streets of Sydney, swapping island sailing and beaches with cattle stations and the Outback along the way!
Enjoy the scenic coastal drive to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas to see the endangered cassowary, tree kangaroos, and other local wildlife. Cross the Daintree River and arrive in Cape Tribulation for lunch. Join the guided Jungle Surfing tour, flying on zip-lines between tree platforms with spectacular views of the world’s oldest rainforest. Stop at Alexandra Lookout on your return, and spot crocodiles and birds in the mangroves on a Daintree River cruise.
A Selection of Cairns & Port Douglas Sightseeing LEARN TO DIVE – 5 DAY PADI OPEN WATER COURSE
OCEAN SPIRIT CRUISE TO MICHELMAS CAY
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / 5 Days-4 Nights / Quicksilver Group Combine the excitement of learning to dive with the adventure of a 5-day/4-night liveaboard trip with Pro Dive Cairns’ PADI Open Water Course. After two days learning the theory and underwater skills, it’s out to the Great Barrier Reef aboard a premium liveaboard boat. The first four dives will complete your training; then, as a certified diver, you’ll have up to five pleasure dives, including an exciting night dive.
Cairns / Nautilus Aviation For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Nautilus Aviation’s helicopters offer one of the best ways to see the world’s wonders right on our doorstep. Jump onboard one of our daily scenic flights, enjoy a reef and rainforest day package, escape to a secluded sand cay, design a tour of your own, or – for the more adventurous – take the controls and fly yourself!
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / Full Day / Quicksilver Group Experience a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef when you set sail to picturesque Michaelmas Cay aboard the 105-foot luxury sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit. Snorkel, cruise in the semi-sub for a diver’s view of the reef, and discover the cay’s sanctuary birdlife. For the more adventurous, optional introductory diving and marine biologist snorkel tours are available. Homeward bound, enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine under the sails.
PRO DIVE CAIRNS – DIVE ADVENTURE FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS & SNORKELERS
QUICKSILVER OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISES
Cairns-Port Douglas / Quicksilver Group Designed for personalized Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel adventures, the modern 79-foot catamaran Poseidon will take you to experience three different reef sites in the pristine marine wilderness of the Agincourt ribbon reefs. With clear outer reef waters, beautiful corals, and incredible marine life diversity, you can enjoy unlimited snorkeling while experienced divers and first-time divers can enjoy up to three dives. A marine biologist guided snorkel tour is also included.
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / 3 Days-2 Nights / Quicksilver Group The best way to really experience the Great Barrier Reef is to stay out there for a few days, giving you time to relax and enjoy more diving and snorkeling. Staying on a premium liveaboard boat with a maximum 32 passengers, certified divers can experience up to 11 dives including two exciting night dives on a variety of exclusive outer reef sites, each chosen for great visibility and variety of brilliant coral and marine life.
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / 6.5 Hours / Quicksilver Group For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver will take you to a spacious activity platform at the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef with spectacular coral formations, myriad of marine life, and clear outer reef waters. Here, the widest range of activities for swimmers and non-swimmers awaits. Snorkel and dive, or stay dry and explore from the semi-sub and underwater observatory. Scuba and helmet diving, marine biologist snorkel tours, and helicopter flights are also available.
SUNLOVER BY STARLIGHT
TJAPUKAI, SKYRAIL & SCENIC RAIL
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / Full Day / Quicksilver Group
Cairns / Sunlover Reef Cruises
Cairns-Palm Cove-Port Douglas / Full Day / Down Under Tours
Get set for an exhilarating day of fun, discovery, and adventure when you step aboard the ultramodern dive and snorkel catamaran Silverswift. Designed for small groups of adventure-minded people, you’ll have five hours to experience the thrill of diving and snorkeling at three different Outer Great Barrier Reef sites awash with spectacular coral gardens and colorful marine creatures. Enjoy unlimited snorkeling and the option of introductory diving, and up to three certified dives.
Enjoy a night of “glamping” with a small group at Moore Reef Pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef, just 26 nautical miles off the coast of Cairns. The reef, the uninterrupted night sky, and deluxe tent swags will give overnight guests the ultimate Australian experience Down Under. Join private snorkelling safaris and glass-bottom boat tours to areas of the reef not previously visited. All meals included.
This tour offers the wonders of the rainforest and unique indigenous culture. Enjoy the many attractions of Tjapukai before gliding over and through the World Heritage Rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Use your Kuranda Boarding Pass for discounted entry to select Kuranda attractions. Enjoy preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. This spectacular journey offers wonderful views as you wind your way over bridges and through tunnels to Kuranda.
TJAPUKAI ABORIGINAL CULTURAL PARK
BIRDWORLD & KURANDA KOALA GARDENS
Cairns-Port Douglas / 3 Hours / Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. By day, learn how to throw a boomerang, and gain an understanding into bush foods and hunting techniques. See live performances by the worldfamous Tjapukai Dance Troupe and the Torres Strait Island Dancers. By night, be immersed in the mystical stories of the dreamtime and be included in a Fire ceremony with buffet dinner and a spectacular dance show.
Cairns-Palm Cove / 1 Hour / Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures Feel like a VIP on this private tour with an experienced Hartley’s guide to meet, feed, and enjoy close encounters with unique and rare Australian and exotic animals. Includes park admission, wombat encounter, Koala holding opportunity and photo, kangaroo and wallaby feeding, cassowary feeding, and reptile encounter. Reptastic 5 and Birds of a Feather now available for reptile and bird lovers. Other special packages are available for families with younger children, so check with your travel consultant.
Meet some cute, cuddly, and feathered friends at Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda. Hold a koala for a photo (extra cost), as well as pet and feed kangaroos, and see wombats, freshwater crocodiles, and reptiles amid a beautiful rainforest setting. At Birdworld, enter the free flight enclosure with some of Australia’s most beautiful birds, including parrots, waterbirds, and the endangered cassowary
Kuranda / 4-8 Hours / Friends in The Rainforest
A Selection of Cairns & Port Douglas Sightseeing and Hotels SEALINK 1-NIGHT MAGNETIC ISLAND TOUR
VISION CAIRNS ESPLANADE
PACIFIC HOTEL CAIRNS
HHHHH Townsville / 2 Days -1 Night / SeaLink Travel Group
From nature encounters, to on-water adventures, to relaxation, Magnetic Island has something for everyone, so why not escape for a one-night stay. Discover the relaxing paradise that is Magnetic Island, just a scenic 20-minute cruise by ferry, and you’ll feel a world away once you step onto this island. Choose from a range of accommodations to suit all needs, and see the sights at your leisure with a convenient all-day travel pass.
Settle in to these modern, spacious apartment accommodations at this stylish property on the Cairns Esplanade, overlooking the Coral Sea and just steps from downtown Cairns. Luxury apartments have balconies with mountain, sea, or Esplanade views.
The best location in Cairns – downtown on the Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour, Marlin Marina, and Reef Fleet Terminal – makes this hotel an ideal base for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
• 26 ac 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • outdoor pool/saltwater lap pool • BBQ facilities • fitness center/sauna/massage services available
• 176 ac rooms with private balconies • restaurant/bar • room service (limited hours)/24-hr reception • outdoor pool/sundeck • duty-free shopping adjacent • tea & coffee facilities • on-site coin laundry • complimentary Wi-Fi
CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB RESORT
PARK REGIS CITY QUAYS HOTEL
THE REEF HOUSE -- M GALLERY BY SOFITEL
This beautiful tropical resort is nestled amid eleven acres of lush gardens and features three lagoon-style pools, spa, and tennis court for recreation. Modern guest rooms overlook the gardens and resort pool.
You’re just steps from the harbor, restaurants, Reef Casino, Marlin Marina, Cairns Convention Centre, and the Blue Sky Brewery when you stay at this modern boutique hotel. Guest rooms have private balconies with city or harbor views.
Embrace a colonial beach house ambiance and tranquility at this unparalleled tropical resort, set just across the Esplanade from Palm Cove’s sandy beach. The spa’s soothing rituals incorporate the latest techniques and formulations.
• 345 ac rooms • restaurant/2 bars/café • concierge • 3 outdoor lagoonstyle pools/kids pool • Cavenous Spa/salon • game room/kids playground • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 69 ac rooms, 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • rooftop BBQ • concierge/ room service• outdoor rooftop pool/sundeck • complimentary Wi-Fi • tour desk • business services
• 67 ac rooms, villas & apartments • restaurant/lounge/2 bars • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor pools/Jacuzzi • The Reef House Spa • complimentary bicycles • complimentary Wi-Fi
THE REEF RETREAT PALM COVE
CORAL SANDS BEACHFRONT RESORT
CORAL TREE INN
Discreetly tucked amid tropical gardens, this intimate boutique resort is just steps from idyllic Palm Cove Beach. Guest accommodations feature kitchenettes and living areas opening onto private balconies overlooking the pool or gardens.
Opening directly onto warm sands, this modern resort on the Esplanade at Trinity Beach is the ideal vacation getaway. Step into spacious guest accommodations with full kitchens, plus furnished balconies and garden, pool, and ocean views.
This intimate boutique hotel in the heart of Cairns is just a short walk from the famous Esplanade and close to the city’s many attractions, including shopping, dining, and entertainment. Modern guest rooms feature private balconies or patios.
• 36 ac studios, suites & villas • BBQ facilities • outdoor heated pool/ whirlpool • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 60 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • restaurant/2 BBQ areas • outdoor lagoon pool • tour desk • complimentary access to local fitness center
• 58 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar/snack bar/BBQ facilities • concierge/room service • outdoor saltwater pool • massage & beauty center • complimentary Wi-Fi
PALM ROYALE CAIRNS
PEPPERS BEACH CLUB PORT DOUGLAS
QT PORT DOUGLAS
Surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, this boutique-style resort hotel is Mediterranean at heart with a tropical ambiance. Featuring two magnificent swimming pools, it’s the ideal base for exploring the region’s natural wonders.
The tropics meet the Mediterranean at this elegant hotel, with its inviting, open-air design, calming water features, and lush gardens. Premium accommodations include romantic spa suites and one- to three-bedroom suites.
Set amid lush tropical palms, this relaxed resort is close to Port Douglas and its many attractions, including Four Mile Beach. Guest rooms and villas have sleek designer bedrooms, private balconies, and garden or pool views.
• 150 ac rooms • café (breakfast) • guest lounge • 2 outdoor pools/ spa tub • guest laundry/free parking • airport transfers ($) • shuttle to City Center ($)
• 114 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor Lagoon pool/sundeck • spa/fitness center • tennis courts
• 170 ac rooms & 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • restaurant/cocktail bar/ swim-up bar • room service/24-hr reception/tour desk • lagoon pool • Sabaya Day Spa/fitness center/lap pool • tennis • outdoor cinema (seasonal)
A Selection of Port Douglas Hotels SHERATON MIRAGE PORT DOUGLAS RESORT
THALA BEACH NATURE RESERVE
HHHHH Port Douglas
FREESTYLE RESORT PORT DOUGLAS
HHHHH Port Douglas
Sophisticated yet relaxed, this upscale luxury resort has undergone an extensive revitalization, including all guest rooms and public areas that marry the timeless elegance of the original property with a fresh modern look.
Gain a new perspective on the world from your secluded bungalow, set on stilts and nestled in a forest canopy at this refined and eco-friendly hotel set along private sandy beaches. You can arrange for a romantic picnic on the sands.
• 295 ac rooms, suites & villas • 2 restaurants/café/3 bars/swim-up bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • 12 outdoor pools/spa tub • fitness center/sauna • 18-hole golf course/driving range/tennis
• 83 ac bungalows • restaurant/2 bars • 2 outdoor free-form pools • beauty & wellness studio/yoga • nature walks/turtle spotting/art gallery • mini-bar/coffee & tea maker/CD & DVD players
HIBISCUS RESORT & SPA
MERIDIAN PORT DOUGLAS
HHHH½ Port Douglas
My Time / Preferred Partner
It’s just a short stroll to palm-lined Four Mile Beach or to Port Douglas Village’s shops, restaurants, and galleries from this family-friendly boutique resort. Colorful, spacious accommodations have full kitchens and private balconies or patios. • 31 ac 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • BBQ • concierge • outdoor heated free-form saltwater pool/sundeck/whirlpool • library • complimentary Wi-Fi
PENINSULA BOUTIQUE HOTEL
An excellent base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, this deluxe boutique resort is close to downtown Port Douglas. Retreat to guest rooms with Balinese décor, teak furniture, and private balconies or terrace decks.
Step into newly upgraded studios and apartments at this contemporary boutique resort, ideal for adult singles and couples seeking a peaceful, relaxing getaway. You’re within walking distance of Four Mile Beach.
Renowned for its welcoming hospitality and friendly service, this deluxe adults-only haven welcomes you into tropically inspired guest suites with breezy private balconies.
• 42 ac studio & 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • complimentary Continental breakfast/BBQ facilities • 2 outdoor heated pools/kids pool • Hibiscus Spa • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 33 ac studio & 1-bedroom apartments • BBQ area • outdoor heated lagoon-style pool/sundeck/8 Jacuzzis • tour booking office • complimentary Wi-Fi
SHANTARA RESORT PORT DOUGLAS
BAY VILLAS RESORT
• 34 ac suites • restaurant/bar/café/complimentary breakfast • concierge/ room service • 3 outdoor heated pools/Jacuzzi • library • complimentary Wi-Fi
BEACHES PORT DOUGLAS
Within walking distance of the town and Four Mile Beach, this tropical styled luxury resort offers boutique accommodations for couples seeking tranquility and comfort, including studio rooms and large one-bedroom apartments.
Just a short walk from Four Mile Beach and downtown Port Douglas, this boutique resort hotel is an ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests. Guest rooms open to breezy balconies.
• 54 ac studios & apartments • BBQ facilities • 2 outdoor heated lagoonstyle pools • day spa/fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi • free parking • golf nearby
• 59 ac studios & 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • BBQ facilities • room service • 2 outdoor pools/spa tub • tennis • laundry • complimentary Wi-Fi
It’s just a few steps to the warm sands along the beautiful Coral Sea from these self-contained apartments on The Esplanade at Four Mile Beach. Spacious accommodations have full kitchens and private balconies with pool or ocean views.
CLUB TROPICAL RESORT
VILLA SAN MICHELE
• 17 ac 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • café/BBQ • outdoor pool/sundeck/ Jacuzzi • complimentary Wi-Fi
THE BEACH TERRACES
Located in the heart of Port Douglas, these resort apartments are within easy walking distance of Four Mile Beach, the marina, and boutiques and restaurants. Hide away in openplan guest accommodations with kitchenettes and private balconies.
In the heart of Port Douglas, just a short stroll from Four Mile Beach, this boutique apartment hotel places all the city has to offer right at your door. Refurbished apartments with private balconies overlook a courtyard of verdant gardens.
Just steps from the beach and a short walk to downtown, this great value hotel represents ultimate convenience. Guest accommodations have full kitchens and spacious furnished balconies or pool deck terraces.
• 40 ac 1- & 2-bedroom apartments with private balconies • poolside BBQ • 2 outdoor heated pools/spa tub • complimentary guest laundry & undercover parking • tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 20 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • BBQ facilities • 3 outdoor pools/ kids pool/whirlpool • spa
• 44 ac studio & 1-, 2- & 4-bedroom apartments with alfresco kitchenettes • outdoor free-form pool/2 hot tubs • spa & sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
VICTORIA & TASMANIA BIG MELBOURNE, QUAINT VILLAGES, BROAD BEACHES, AND TANTALIZING TASMANIA Bathing houses, Brighton Beach, Melbourne
Discover the many allures in a thriving capital of culture with a diverse population – Melbourne, Australia’s second largest metropolis. In addition to riveting sports from tennis and cricket, to motor racing and Australian Rules Football, explore fashionable restaurants and shops, and a nightlife full of clubs, bars, music venues, and theaters.
Regional Victoria Outside of Melbourne, travel the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most scenic coastal routes, and see the magnificent 12 Apostles rock formations, pro surfers at Bells Beach, and a treasure trove of ancient Aboriginal culture. Get up close with the penguins of Phillip Island, and pan for gold at Ballarat, a beautifully preserved Victorian-era boomtown.
Tasmania A destination for active vacationers in search of hiking, biking, diving, and fishing, Tasmania also has the charming city of Hobart to explore, with stone cottages and tea rooms, museums and harbor cruises, and brewery tours and wine routes. Head to Maria Island for a guided nature walk followed by fine food and wines.
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is exactly what it sounds like, so enjoy a great meal and quality Australian wines while cruising the streets of Melbourne in style.
Australian Rules Football Rules! Head to Etihad Stadium or the “G” in Melbourne for a taste of Australian Rules Football, an exciting hybrid of soccer, American football, rugby, and, well, utter anarchy.
Melbourne Memories Make a beeline to iconic, century-old Luna Park amusement park in St. Kilda for old-fashioned fun, then unwind in one of the numerous cafes on nearby Acland Street.
Regional Victoria Shores & Stores Home of the world’s longest-running surfing competition, Bells Beach is just down the road from Torquay, shopping mecca of the Great Ocean Road.
V for Victorian Pull off the Great Ocean Road for a round of antiquing, fish & chips, homemade ice cream, and more in the quaint Victorian seaside village of Queenscliff.
Road Trip Get an eyeful of koalas, limestone cliffs, dreamy beaches, surfers, mountain ranges, Aboriginal villages, and much more when you travel the Great Ocean Road.
Phill ‘er Up Discover Phillip Island’s amazing ocean vistas, motorcycle GP and World Superbike racing, and, of course, the nightly parade of penguins from water’s edge to their nests in the dunes.
Old Gold Stroll through Sovereign Hill’s restored and recreated historic Gold Rush town – and pan for gold yourself – at one of Victoria’s most popular attractions.
Tasmania Water Feature Immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of Hobart’s waterfront, all docks, boats, shops, cafés, and restaurants, plus the bustling Salamanca Marketplace.
Rock the Cradle Get away from it all at Cradle Mountain, one of Tasmania World Heritage Sites, which also encompasses Lake St. Clair, the Southern Hemisphere’s deepest glacial lake.
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A Selection of Melbourne Sightseeing AUSTRALIAN WINE TOUR COMPANY
GREAT OCEAN ROAD
EUREKA SKYDECK 88
Melbourne / Full Day / Australian Wine Tour Company
Melbourne / Full Day / Bunyip Tours
Melbourne / 1 Hour / Eureka Skydeck 88
Take in some of Victoria’s best wineries in the stunning Yarra Valley, only one hour from Melbourne. Enjoy tutored tastings at four premium wineries, à la carte lunch at a winery restaurant including a glass of wine, and a glass of famous bubbly with a tasty light nibble platter at Domaine Chandon.
Experience and enjoy the breathtaking Great Ocean Road with this eco-certified small group tour. Every twist and turn exposes you to stretches of broad uninterrupted beaches, dramatic coastlines, and the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges. Visit mainland Australia’s oldest surviving lighthouse and iconic Cape Otway, and enjoy a BBQ lunch. Book the one-day Phillip Island tour at the same time and receive free entry to Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88.
Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. Eureka Skydeck 88 is home to the world’s only “Edge Experience,” a glass cube which projects ten feet out from the building – with you inside! Enjoy panoramic views and pinpoint key Melbourne landmarks with the viewfinders. Located in Southbank at the top of Eureka Tower, Skydeck 88 is an experience above all else.
GLOBAL BALLOONING AUSTRALIA
GREAT OCEAN ROAD & PHILLIP ISLAND 2-DAY TOUR
GREAT OCEAN ROAD SMALL GROUP ECO TOUR
Melbourne / Global Ballooning Australia
Melbourne / 2 Days-1 Night / Autopia Tours
Melbourne / Full Day / Go West Tours
Global Ballooning Australia has shared a sunrise with over 90,000 people over 25 years. Operating 364 days a year (weather permitting), gently float over the world’s most liveable city or the pristine countryside nearby. Traversing the breeze, every journey is different. Enjoy award-winning balloon flights over Melbourne city and the Yarra Valley.
Spend more time exploring Victoria’s most beautiful natural attractions on this fully guided two-day tour including quality accommodations along the Great Ocean Road. Visit the rugged Shipwreck Coast with stunning rock formations, including the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Stroll along remote beaches and through the tall trees of the Otways rainforest. Take a ferry ride to Phillip Island and get your picture taken with a koala before watching the Penguin Parade.
Experience all the famous sights of the Great Ocean Road with this highly awarded small group eco tour. Enjoy the famous beaches and cliffside driving of the Surf Coast before exploring the cool temperate rainforest of Great Otway National Park. Marvel at the iconic rock formations of Port Campbell National Park, including the 12 Apostles and Gibson Steps. Visit the spectacular Loch Ard Gorge to hear the tragic tales of the Shipwreck Coast. Onboard Wi-Fi included.
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL TREASURES TOURING
MELBOURNE ATTRACTIONS PASS
Melbourne / Zoos Victoria
Melbourne / Australian National Treasures Touring
Melbourne / iVenture Card Australia
Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary. Meet iconic Australian animals, including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats, and emus, in their natural setting. Experience the daily Spirits of the Sky show, featuring remarkable bird life, and the new Tales of Platypus Creek show, the world’s first interactive platypus show. Visit the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, which treats more than 2,000 sick and injured native animals every year.
Australia is a big country, so join one of these small group tours (maximum 8 guests) and be treated to relaxed, informative, and indulgent touring. Carefully crafted journeys avoid the crowds and focus on diverse and rewarding experiences with high-quality food and accommodations. Ask about the Great Ocean Road, Outback, and Food and Wine tours.
This all-inclusive pass to over 25 of the best attractions, tours, and things to do in and around Melbourne lets you enjoy incredible savings of up to 40% off general admission fees. The Unlimited Pass gains access to as many attractions as you like for three or seven consecutive days; the Flexi Pass allows you to select three, five, or seven attractions with the flexibility to use over three months.
MELBOURNE BY BIKE
PHILIP ISLAND SMALL GROUP ECO TOUR
Melbourne / 4.5 Hours / Melbourne by Bike
Melbourne / Zoos Victoria
Melbourne / Go West Tours
Melbourne by Bike offers fun, personalized, and informative tours of Melbourne in small groups (maximum 8), guided by a friendly local. Ride at your pace to visit Melbourne landmarks, laneways, and arcades, and secret locations only a local would know. Explore Federation Square, the Queen Victoria Market, and the central arts and sports precinct, and indulge in the café culture.
You won’t believe how many animals are at the Melbourne Zoo! Over 320 species from around the world can be found in a natural setting just five minutes from city center. See unique native wildlife in an Australian bush setting, and discover an underwater world showcasing playful penguins and seals! Stroll through the lush rainforests where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree, see eye-to-eye with orangutans, and walk the trail of the elephants.
Visit Melbourne’s most colorful attraction – the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes – before continuing to Phillip Island. Take a guided walk around the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary before enjoying the spectacular “Conservation in Action” wildlife show. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, and get up close to koalas. Experience the rocky outcrops of the Nobbies before heading to Summerland Beach for the highlight of the show – the internationally renowned Penguin Parade.
A Selection of Victoria Sightseeing and Melbourne Hotels WILDLIFE COAST CRUISES
CROWN METROPOL MELBOURNE
HHHHH Phillip Island / Wildlife Coast Cruises
Wildlife Coast Cruises operates boat tours at Phillip Island, including Seal Watching Cruises at Seal Rocks, relaxing twilight sunset cruises, and group charters and trips to Wilson’s Promontory (the southernmost tip of mainland Australia), among others. Scheduled cruises depart from Cowes Jetty on Phillip Island.
Located in Melbourne’s entertainment district, this unique, stylish hotel is an easy walk from the Royal Botanic Gardens and other major attractions. Spacious, soundproof suites feature designer furnishings and private balconies with city views.
Located adjacent to the Crown Entertainment Complex, this elegant hotel redefines contemporary luxury. Dine at Mr. Hive Kitchen & Bar, immerse yourself in the infinity pool on level 27, and relax on the indoor sundeck.
• 209 ac suites • 2 restaurants/lounge • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center • bicycle rentals
• 658 ac rooms, studios, lofts, & apartments • restaurant/bar/Sky Bar • concierge/24-hr room service • infinity, plunge & deluge pools/sundeck • Isika Spa/fitness center/steam rooms
GRAND HYATT MELBOURNE
Lavishly appointed and offering impeccable standards of customer service and attention to detail, this hotel is a haven of rare luxury in the heart of Melbourne’s arts and leisure district. Oversize accommodations feature superb views.
Inspired by the contemporary Australian artist Adam Cullen, this one-of-a-kind hotel stands in Melbourne’s entertainment district, close to trendy boutiques, bars, restaurants, and nightlife. Retreat to soundproof suites with city views.
Discover a Melbourne icon in the heart of city, the epicenter of high fashion and fine dining. This deluxe hotel boasts spacious guest rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular city views.
• 481 ac rooms, suites & villas • 10 restaurants/9 bars/2 nightclubs • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated pool/sun terraces • Crown Spa/fitness center • rooftop tennis courts
• 118 ac suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center/salon
• 550 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • City Club Health & Fitness Center • indoor heated pool • 24-hr City Club Health & Fitness Centre/massage services • tennis court/golf nets • complimentary Wi-Fi
PAN PACIFIC MELBOURNE
PARK HYATT MELBOURNE
Check in to this boutique hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s South Yarra, and you’re just steps from Chapel Street entertainment and shopping. After a day of sightseeing, retreat to soundproof guest suites with kitchenettes and city views.
This brand new high-rise hotel stands on the banks of the Yarra River, close to major attractions. Lavish guest accommodations feature floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the river, Port Phillip Bay, and city.
This elegant hotel welcomes you into the largest guest rooms in Melbourne, each with a luxurious king bed, walk-in wardrobe, and Italian marble bath with deep soaking tub and inset TV. After sightseeing, relax with aromatherapy at the spa.
• 229 ac suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • Norbu Urban Retreat spa/fitness center • bicycle rentals
• 396 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • 24-hr fitness center/spa services • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 240 ac rooms & suites • restaurant & bar, afternoon tea • concierge/ 24-hr room service • indoor heated pool • Park Club Health & Day Spa/ 24-hr fitness center/sauna/steam room • tennis court • complimentary Wi-Fi
STAMFORD PLAZA MELBOURNE
AMORA HOTEL RIVERWALK MELBOURNE
CROWN PROMENADE MELBOURNE
Melbourne’s best shopping, dining, and other attractions are right outside the doors of this luxury all-suite hotel. Contemporary guest suites have marble baths and city views. After sightseeing, stop by Harry’s Restaurant for regional cuisine.
The many attractions of Melbourne are right outside the doors of this luxury boutique hotel on the banks of the Yarra River. Sleek, modern guest accommodations feature the latest tech amenities and courtyard, city, or river views.
This downtown hotel combines a relaxed business style with a contemporary feel. Enjoy natural light and bay or city views from spacious rooms and suites, which include Video on Demand interactive systems and iPod® docking stations.
• 282 ac suites • restaurant/bar/poolside bar • 24-hour concierge/room service • indoor-outdoor heated pool with retractable roof/Jacuzzi • fitness center/sauna • tour desk
• 111 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 bars • 24-hr concierge/room service • complimentary passes to the Richmond Recreation Centre • complimentary access to Fitness First Gym • mountain bikes available
• 465 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor infinity pool/2 sundecks • fitness center/massage services • Crown Entertainment Complex
A Selection of Melbourne Hotels MELBOURNE SHORT STAY APARTMENTS LONSDALE STREET
MELBOURNE SHORT STAY APARTMENTS MP DELUXE
OAKS ON WILLIAM
These stylish and spacious apartments – all with full kitchens and laundries, large windows, the latest tech amenities, and private balconies with city views – are an ideal base for exploring Melbourne’s many attractions.
Make the most of your stay in Melbourne at these stylish apartments, all with full kitchens and laundries, large windows, the latest tech amenities, and private balconies with city views. It’s an easy walk to many of Melbourne’s top attractions.
• 90 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens • BBQ grills/convenience store • concierge • indoor heated pool • fitness center • tennis courts
• 80 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens • BBQ grills/convenience store • concierge • indoor heated pool • fitness center • tennis courts • complimentary Wi-Fi
Step outside the doors of this downtown hotel and into a world of outstanding shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences. Accommodations feature full kitchens and private balconies with views of the skyline and Flagstaff Gardens.
THE LARWILL STUDIO
PUNTHILL FLINDERS LANE
• 268 ac studio apartments • café/bar • fitness center • tour desk
PUNTHILL LITTLE BOURKE
Dedicated to the artist David Larwill, this unique boutique hotel is just minutes from downtown Melbourne’s many attractions. Step into sleek guest rooms filled with colorful artworks and super views of the city and green parklands.
This modern apartment hotel is ideally situated in the most vibrant part of Melbourne’s city center, close to restaurants, cafés, bars, boutiques, and the city’s funky laneways. Studio and one- and 2-bedroom accommodations feature full kitchens and city views.
Step outside of this luxury Chinatown apartment hotel and into a vibrant city full of attractions of all kinds, ranging from cuisine, to tennis, to art, to rugby. Stylish, spacious accommodations have kitchens and city views.
• 95 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • room service • fitness center • bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 71 ac rooms • restaurant • indoor pool • fitness center • Internet kiosk
• 60 ac apartments • café
PUNTHILL NORTHBANK MELBOURNE
RENDEZVOUS HOTEL MELBOURNE
Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Tennis Centre, the Yarra River, and more of the city’s many attractions are right outside the doors of this luxury apartment hotel. After sightseeing, retreat to guest accommodations with full kitchens and city views.
Located in Melbourne’s vibrant city center, this modern apartment hotel is close to Crown Casino, Etihad Stadium, and great nightlife, dining, and shopping. Spacious, contemporary accommodations have full kitchens and panoramic city views.
This elegant century-old grand hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne, close to its many attractions. Step into guest rooms and suites with city views. After sightseeing, treat yourself to a classic martini from the Travellers Bar.
• 130 ac apartments • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • fitness center
• 340 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
CAUSEWAY 353 HOTEL
CITY TEMPO APARTMENTS
• 46 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • concierge • fitness center/ whirlpool • tour desk
BATMANS HILL ON COLLINS MELBOURNE
In the heart of downtown Melbourne, this deluxe hotel occupies a historic former bank building within easy walking distance of the city’s major attractions, plus great dining, nightlife, and shopping. Accommodations feature modern décor.
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, this hotel offers modern and comfortable accommodations with warm and inviting ambiance. Set amid an array of eateries, shops, and boutiques, it’s just a short walk to Melbourne’s many attractions.
These stylish furnished apartments are perfectly located near Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, just minutes from Etihad Stadium, great shopping, and popular tourist sights. Retreat to guest accommodations with the latest tech amenities.
• 142 ac rooms & suites • breakfast room/Continental buffet breakfast daily • fitness center/steam room • guest laundry • 24-hr reception • business center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 110 ac studio & 1-bedroom apartments • café • rooftop terrace • fitness center/sauna • business center • high-security smartcard electric key access
• 190 ac rooms & apartments • 2 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/room service • complimentary Wi-Fi
A Selection of Melbourne and Victoria Hotels HOTEL CAUSEWAY
MELBOURNE SHORT STAY APARTMENTS SOUTHBANK COLLECTION
CAUSEWAY INN ON THE MALL
A stylish boutique hotel appreciated for its warmth, charm, and prized location, this property offers spacious contemporary rooms in the heart of Melbourne, surrounded by fashion boutiques, lively cafés, and great shopping.
Make the most of your stay in Melbourne at these stylish and spacious apartments, all with full kitchens and laundries, large windows, the latest tech amenities, and private balconies with city views. It’s an easy walk to many of Melbourne’s top attractions.
Boasting comfortable contemporary style and affordable accommodations in the heart of Melbourne, this hotel is located on Bourke Street Mall, surrounded by shops, cafés, and Melbourne’s famous laneways.
• 45 ac executive & spa rooms • breakfast room/Continental buffet breakfast daily • fitness center/steam room • rooftop terrace • guest laundry • 24-hr reception • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 120 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens • BBQ grills/convenience store • concierge • indoor pool • fitness center • tennis courts
• 82 ac rooms • breakfast room & lounge/Continental buffet breakfast daily • guest laundry • Internet kiosk • 24-hr reception • complimentary Wi-Fi
CHATEAU YERING HISTORIC HOUSE HOTEL
YARRA VALLEY LODGE
YERING GORGE COTTAGES
The celebrated Yarra Valley Wine Country is home to this unique luxury hideaway, set in a gracious Victorian mansion on a 250acre estate. Lavish, individually decorated suites open to private balconies or verandas with garden or mountain views.
At the gateway to the Yarra Valley, this exceptional family-friendly resort is set on 1,000 acres of lush countryside and surrounded by more than 50 wineries. Tee off on a pair of 18-hole championship golf courses, including one designed by Jack Nicklaus.
A secluded oasis in the Yarra Valley wine country, this exclusive boutique resort welcomes you into luxury cottages with private decks, BBQs, and superb country vistas. Tee off on Eastern Golf Club’s 27-hole courses, created by Greg Norman.
• 32 ac suites • restaurant/café/bar & 3 lounges • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool • massage & beauty services • tennis/croquet • library • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 102 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/coffee shop/lounge/complimentary breakfast • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor pool • spa/fitness center • two 18-hole championship golf courses • tennis courts
• 12 ac 1-, 2- & 4-bedroom cottages • complimentary breakfast/lounge • fitness center/yoga • Greg Norman-designed golf course • 4 floodlit tennis courts • hiking-biking trails • complimentary Wi-Fi
A Selection of Tasmania Sightseeing and Hotels GRAY LINE AUSTRALIA
THE OLD WOOLSTORE APARTMENT HOTEL
Gray Line is Tasmania’s premium sightseeing operator, offering the widest range of half- and full-day touring options from Hobart and Launceston. Visit historic Port Arthur and enjoy a guided tour, see the sights of Hobart and its surroundings on a City Tour, or visit the MONA art gallery. Journey beyond to explore the Huon Valley, Cradle Mountain, and Russell Falls, or join the Bruny Island Wilderness Coast adventure.
An intimate boutique urban lodge, this stellar property is an elegant and gracious retreat in a charming and tranquil setting with sweeping Mt. Wellington views. Sumptuous guest rooms reflect an eclectic mix of rich Tasmanian history and contemporary elements.
Set in a century-old building, this deluxe hotel is centrally located in historic Sullivans Cove, close to Hobart’s city center and just a block from the majestic waterfront. Stockmans Restaurant serves Tasmanian cuisine and local wines.
TRAVELODGE HOTEL HOBART
• 11 ac rooms • restaurant/bar & wine cellar/complimentary breakfast • concierge/room service • media library • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 242 ac rooms & apartments • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
LEISURE INN PENNY ROYAL HOTEL & APARTMENTS
Coles Bay, Tasmania
Battery Point, Constitution Dock, and Hobart’s waterfront are just steps from this modern high-rise hotel. Salamanca Place’s restaurants, pubs, shops, and galleries are right outside the front door.
A brilliant modern lodge concept greets you at this luxury resort on the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. Hide away in deluxe suites with all the latest tech amenities, plus dreamy private courtyards and furnished decks with alluring views.
This unique hotel constructed from reclaimed bricks of an 1840’s corn mill has well-appointed guest rooms and, in a nearby separate complex, furnished apartments. Close proximity to Kings Park, Launceston’s CBD and the famous Cataract Gorge.
• 131 ac rooms • breakfast restaurant • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 20 ac suites • restaurant/bar • Spa Saffire/fitness center/meditation classes • water sports/mountain biking • excursions • children’s activities • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 81 rooms & 1-, 2- & 3- bedroom apartments • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • guest parking (free) • laundry & dry cleaning • complimentary Wi-Fi
NORTHERN TERRITORY ABORIGINAL HISTORY, A SWIRL OF CULTURES AND CUISINES, AND A NATION’S ICONIC MONUMENT Uluru
The Regions Uluru / Ayers Rock Known as Uluru and considered sacred by the Aboriginal tribes who have lived here for more than 20,000 years, this massive sandstone formation is the Outback’s answer to the Grand Canyon. Climbing the rock is a sacrilege to indigenous Australians, so sign up for a base tour or trek to get a close-up look at the natural springs, caves, and ancient rock paintings.
Alice Springs “Capital of the Outback” and the vibrant hub of central Australia, Alice Springs – with a population of 25,000 and stylish shopping and dining facilities – provides a perfect base to access the Outback’s natural wonders, including Uluru, the sand dunes of the Simpson Desert, and the hiking trails and ghost towns of the MacDonnell Ranges.
Darwin Darwin, smallest of the capital cities, is one of the most diverse, shared by over 50 different cultures. The arts thrive here, with music, open-air cinemas, and Aboriginal art galleries topping the bill. For a taste of nature, head to
nearby Litchfield National Park or Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site and Australia’s largest national park.
Top Experiences Sounds Advice Dine under the canopy of the desert night while listening to a “star talker” decode the southern night sky at Ayers Rock Resort’s Sounds of Silence experience.
Hog Heaven Climb on the back of a Harley and groove to the views while a professional motorcycle pilot wheels you around Uluru at sunrise, daytime, or sunset.
Magical Market Put together “shopping” with “hangin’ on the beach,” and you’ve got the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, a weekly evening of exotic food, and live entertainment, just a short stroll from downtown Darwin.
What a Croc! Just an hour from Darwin is Crocodile Central, and on a boat cruise along the Adelaide River you can watch saltwater crocs as they propel themselves high out of the water to snatch their prey.
Spring Ahead Dip into the ultimate soothing experience in Elsey National Park, where both Mataranka Hot Springs and Bitter Springs Thermal Pools flow at a constant 90º F and are still very much in their natural state.
Dry Humor Catch one of the Outback’s oddest traditions, the Henleyon-Todd Regatta – a day of fun centering on mock “boat races” held on a dry riverbed!
Look Closely Watch as Uluru appears to change color – various hues of red, purple, orange, gray, and yellow – depending on weather conditions, time of day, and your distance from it.
Back to the Garden Beneath the towering walls of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, you’ll find the Garden of Eden, full of palm trees, lush vegetation, and tropical pools you can swim in.
Park Place Dip into a cool waterfall rock pool in Litchfield National Park, and take a bushwalk through the rainforest and savannah of Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site.
One Cool School Before there were online universities, there was radio’s School of the Air, an educational service based in Alice Springs that serves the far-flung children of the vast Outback.
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A Selection of Northern Territory Sightseeing OUTBACK BALLOONING
ULURU CAMPING TOUR
FIELD OF LIGHT
Alice Springs / Half Day / Outback Ballooning
Alice Springs / The Rock Tour
Ayers Rock / Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia
Your adventure begins before dawn, as the balloon is inflated while the morning sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Float gently in the air and appreciate the vast remoteness and scenery of the Australian Outback, including big red kangaroos, as your balloon crosses spinifex grasses, mulga scrub, and cattle stations. The tour includes return transfers from any accommodation in Alice Springs, plus Champagne and refreshments.
Join a two-, three- or four-day from Alice Springs and Ayers Rock Airport, and visit Uluru for the Sunset, Sunrise, Base Walk, and Aboriginal artwork. Take in the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta, and also visit Kings Canyon and enjoy a guided three-hour hike. Camp outside under the stars in a swag.
The largest Field of Light to date, with more than 50,000 stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres, will bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland. Guests can immerse themselves in international artist Bruce Munro’s grand-scale experiential artwork through a number of touring options, including the Field of Light Pass, Field of Light Star Pass, and A Night at Field of Light.
SEIT OUTBACK AUSTRALIA
ULURU TANDEM SKYDIVE
SOUNDS OF SILENCE DINNER
Ayers Rock / Half Day / Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia Enjoy canapés and chilled sparkling wine while you watch the sun set over Uluru. As darkness falls join your table for an unforgettable dining experience under the Outback sky. The buffet incorporates native bush ingredients such as crocodile and kangaroo. After dinner, listen to a local “star talker” decode the night sky.
Ayers Rock / SEIT Outback Australia
Ayers Rock / 1 Hour / Skydive Uluru
Come and join SEIT Outback Australia on exciting, adventurous, and interpretive small group tours in the heart of Australia. Friendly, knowledgeable guides will take you on immersive and educational tours to Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and beyond the National Park boundaries across rugged tracks to iconic, exclusive locations such as an outback cattle station featuring impressive Mt. Conner or to remote Aboriginal homelands such as Cave Hill and Patji.
Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Ayers Rock Airport. Our professional Tandem Masters will give you a safety briefing, then you will register in the Australian Parachute Federation. After spending 15 to 20 minutes in the plane enjoying scenic views of Uluru, with Kata Tjuta, Mt. Conner, and Lake Amadeus in the distance, experience a 20-second free fall and four-five minutes under parachute before landing back in Ayers Rock Resort. Return to your accommodation after the tour.
TALI WIRU EXPERIENCE
ULURU SUNSET TOUR
Ayers Rock / Half Day / Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia “Tali Wiru” (meaning “beautiful dune” in local Anangu language) encapsulates the magic of fine intimate dining under the southern desert sky. Relax with Champagne and canapés while the sun sets. As day turns to night, stroll to the top of the dune for a table d’hote four-course dinner matched with premium Australian wines. After dinner, a local storyteller captivates you with stories of Aboriginal history, language, spirituality, land, and culture.
Ayers Rock / 2 Hours / AAT Kings Tours
Darwin / Great Southern Rail
Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to the Uluru sunset viewing area, and enjoy nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine as the sun sinks over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of color for which Uluru is famous. Don’t forget your camera – it’s recommended that you photograph Uluru every five minutes to really capture the gradual color changes of the rock.
The Ghan covers nearly 3,000km through the spectacular, everchanging Outback landscape between Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Darwin (or vice versa). Traveling over 3 days and 2 nights, The Ghan offers two accommodation options, from traditional Gold Service (Twin Cabins, upper and lower berths with compact en suite facilities) to the modern luxury of Platinum Service (Double or Twin cabins with full en suite facilities), all inclusive of regionally inspired meals, beverages, and Off-Train Experiences.
THE GHAN EXPEDITION
SEALINK 1-DAY TIWI ISLAND TOUR
VENTURE NORTH AUSTRALIA
Darwin / Great Southern Rail
Darwin / Full Day / SeaLink Travel Group
Darwin / Venture North Australia
Travelers can intimately experience the best of the heart of Australia with the seasonal four-day Ghan Expedition, AprilOctober 2018. Savor the magnificent beauty of Nitmiluk Gorge, enjoy a day of touring in Alice Springs with a dinner under the stars, and discover the unique and quirky appeal of the underground opal mining town of Coober Pedy. There is also an upgrade option for a scenic flight and ground tour of Uluru.
Your local Tiwi guide will show you their community on this walking tour. From the ferry landing, wander up to Tiwi Design for a cultural ceremony and morning tea. Visit the museum and historic mission precinct, where you will learn of the culture and history of the Tiwi People. After lunch, participate in a behind-the-scenes screen printing session with a local Tiwi artist to create your own print to take home. An authentic Tiwi experience!
Get off the beaten track on one of Venture North Australia’s deluxe micro-group safaris. Travel intro restricted regions of the Northern territories, including Arnhem, where Aboriginal guides provide a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
A Selection of Northern Territory Hotels CROWNE PLAZA ALICE SPRINGS LASSETERS
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ALICE SPRINGS
MERCURE ALICE SPRINGS RESORT
Set beneath the stunning MacDonnell Ranges and along the banks of the Todd River, this lively resort keeps the action going with two bars, three restaurants, and an international casino. Hide away in contemporary guest rooms with furnished balconies or courtyards.
This luxury resort hotel is an ideal base for exploring the area’s many natural attractions. retreat to guest rooms and suites that open to private balconies with views of the MacDonnell Mountain Ranges.
Situated on the banks of the Todd River, just minutes from downtown Alice Springs, this new deluxe resort combines modern amenities with Outback charm. After sightseeing at Uluru, retreat to newly renovated guest rooms with private verandas.
• 205 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/2 bars/sports bar/pool café • concierge/room service • outdoor heated pool/sundeck • spa/24-hr fitness center/sauna/personal trainers/salon • casino • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 235 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars/pool bar • outdoor heated pool • 24-hr fitness center • 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts
• 139 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor pool • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
VOYAGES SAILS IN THE DESERT HOTEL
VOYAGES DESERT GARDENS HOTEL
HHHHH Preferred Partner
All-Inclusive Watch the sun rise over Uluru from your luxurious and eco-friendly elevated tent, set on a sand dune near the border of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Dine under the starry southern sky at Table 131°.
Experience Uluru, Kata Tjuta, the Outback, and local culture at this premium hotel, named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof. In addition to the renowned Mulgara Gallery, the hotel showcases significant Aboriginal artwork throughout.
A comfortable hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, this property offers a range of appealing accommodations, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Uluru views. Unwind over cocktails by the pool amid magnificent gardens.
• 15 ac private luxury tents • restaurant/breakfast room/24-hour selfservice bar • outdoor pool • tennis court • mini bar • turndown service • electronic bedside controls/Bose® CD player
• 228 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 bars • outdoor pool • Red Ochre Spa • Mulgara Gallery • complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms
• 318 ac rooms • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • Red Ochre Spa • tennis • short stroll to numerous outlooks • complimentary Wi-Fi
VOYAGES EMU WALK APARTMENTS
VOYAGES OUTBACK PIONEER HOTEL & LODGE
KINGS CANYON RESORT
The awe and wonder of Uluru is just minutes away from this luxury apartment hotel in Ayers Rock Resort. Retreat to accommodations with Indigenous design elements showcased throughout the separate kitchen, living, and bedroom areas.
You’ll experience traditional Aussie hospitality at this comfortable resort. Taste Australia’s pioneering past as you enjoy a beer and regional delights at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ. Sing along with the nightly entertainment.
A hidden gem in the Red Centre, this resort is a true Australian outback experience and the perfect starting point to explore the wonders of Kings Canyon. Spacious guest accommodations are set amid the tranquility of natural bush land.
• 63 ac apartments • outdoor pool (at Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel) • complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms
• 167 ac rooms • 3 restaurants/bar/BBQ • outdoor pool • live entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms
• 128 ac rooms • 3 restaurants/2 bars/BBQ facilities • 2 outdoor pools • tennis courts • general store/petrol station
DARWIN CENTRAL HOTEL
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON DARWIN
Located in the heart of the city, this luxury hotel is close to major attractions, galleries, shopping, dining, and Darwin’s vibrant nightlife. Sit down to a modern Australian menu with an emphasis on seafood at Mitchell’s Grill.
This contemporary executive boutique hotel enjoys an unrivaled position in the heart of Darwin, within easy walking distance of entertainment venues, nightclubs, restaurants, and shopping. Step into modern guest rooms with city views.
• 234 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor rooftop pool • fitness center/salon
• 132 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/24-hr room service/24-hr reception & porterage • outdoor pool • shopping • complimentary Wi-Fi
HHHH½ Darwin Set in downtown Darwin overlooking the Esplanade, this deluxe hotel is close to the city’s major attractions and a great base for exploring the region. Spacious guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies with harbor or city views. • 184 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool/kids pool • complimentary Wi-Fi
A Selection of Northern Territory Hotels OAKS ÉLAN DARWIN
CLUB TROPICAL RESORT DARWIN
TRAVELODGE RESORT DARWIN
Blending contemporary apartment accommodation with resort-style leisure amenities and a convenient location, this modern high-rise hotel is the premier choice in Darwin. Sleek accommodations feature private balconies and city, harbor, or bay views.
Stroll through the beautiful Casuarina Coastal Reserve to the white sands of pristine, uncrowded Lee Point beach from this contemporary luxury hotel, set in landscaped gardens. Sleek, modern guest accommodations open to spacious balconies or patios.
Located in the heart of Darwin’s CBD, close to great shopping and major attractions, this urban oasis is designed around resort-style swimming pools and waterfalls, lending it a tropical feel. Modern guest accommodations feature city views.
• 263 ac rooms & apartments • restaurant/café/lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 272 ac rooms, apartments & villas • restaurant/bar/pool bar/BBQ facilities • room service • 2 outdoor pools • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 224 ac rooms & townhouses • restaurant/café/bar/BBQ • room service • 2 outdoor pools/kids pool • fitness center
WILDMAN WILDERNESS LODGE
Experience the true Australian Outback at this boutique resort just outside Litchfield National Park, full of natural waterfalls and rock pools. Spacious guest rooms overlook the beautifully landscaped pool and gardens.
A true wilderness experience, this luxury boutique lodge resort welcomes guests into spacious safari bungalows with mesh walls that put you close to nature. Recreation includes airboat, quad, and 4wd excursions, guided walks, and other activities.
A quietly luxurious escape amid an awe-inspiring environment, this unique boutique resort stands in the majestic Mary River National Park Wetlands. Sylish eco lodge, cabin, and safari tent accommodations put you as close to nature as you can be.
• 22 ac suites • restaurant/bar/BBQ • outdoor pool • shopping/service station/bottle shop • complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms
• 10 bungalow rooms & suites • restaurant/lounge • outdoor pool • excursions/cruises/safaris
• 25 rooms, tents & cabins • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast • outdoor infinity pool • yoga/fishing/outdoor cinema/library/cultural activities • complimentary Wi-Fi
HHHHH Katherine Embrace the ancient landscapes and indigenous culture within iconic Nitmiluk National Park at this singular hideaway. Modern guest accommodations open to private balconies featuring views across the distinct sandstone country above Katherine Gorge. • 18 ac rooms • restaurant/lounge/pool bar/complimentary breakfast • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • hiking-biking trails • helicopterairplane tours • complimentary Wi-Fi
PINE TREE MOTEL
HHH½ Katherine This excellent value hotel is an ideal base for exploring the region’s attractions and natural scenic beauty, such as Katherine Gorge and the hot springs. After a day of recreation, retreat to comfortable guest rooms with garden views. • 50 ac rooms • breakfast/bar/BBQ facilities • outdoor pool • laundry • complimentary Wi-Fi
Aboriginal rock art, Kakadu National Park
Karlu Karlu - Devils Marbles
SOUTH AUSTRALIA WINE COUNTRY, WIDE-OPEN SPACES & WORLD-FAMOUS HOSPITALITY Barossa Valley
The Regions Adelaide Adelaide, South Australia’s capital, caters to cultured travelers with colonial architecture, art exhibits, and pedestrian-friendly streets. Sample gourmet fare at the Central Market, peruse Aboriginal art at the South Australian Museum, and wander the surrounding parks. On nearby Kangaroo Island, stroll amid majestic scenery and commune with native wildlife like sea lions, koalas, wallabies, penguins, and, of course, kangaroos. On nearby Fleurieu Peninsula – all sandy beaches, undulating landscapes, and Mediterranean ambiance – the McLaren Vale region boasts around 65 wineries and numerous farmers markets bearing the fruits of lush regional produce.
Regional South – Barossa Valley From historic buildings to pristine islands, South Australia delivers a rich heritage and spectacular natural attractions. Bordering Adelaide to the north, east, and south, you’ll find rolling hills, verdant plains, and vineyards aplenty. And in the Barossa Valley, you’ll discover some of the best wines in the world – and more than half of all the wineries in Australia – plus traditional German-heritage food reflecting the Valley’s original settlers.
Regional South – Coober Pedy
Hundreds of miles from the nearest settlement, Coober Pedy is self-described as the “opal capital of the world,” and the opals are the only reason why there is a town. The harsh summer temperatures and the dominant industry mean that most residents actually live underground, i.e., in caves bored into the rock of the hills around the town. Indeed, if you travel there, you can stay in an underground hotel!
Spend a day at the Flinders Ranges and watch as the mountains and cliffsides change colors, from the bluegray tones of dawn to the deep reds of dusk, as the sun bakes the land.
Top Experiences Sehr gut! (Very good!) A little slice of Germany in Australia, Hahndorf is the continent’s oldest surviving German settlement. Soak up the scene in its museums, galleries, and Bavarian-style chalet restaurants.
In the Mood for Food Follow the lead of top local chefs and scour the Adelaide Central Market for oysters, olive oils, cheeses, coffees, baked goods, seafood, and other delicacies.
Corking Good! Head out beyond the Adelaide burbs to verdant McLaren Vale, home to wineries producing superb reds and whites, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay.
Going Underground An isolated Outback burg, Coober Pedy is the world’s opal capital, and you can legally “fossick” (search) for opals amid waste rock and even stay overnight in a former opal mine!
Wine, All Wine Drive the food and wine trails of the Barossa Valley, home to some 150 wineries, source of seasonal produce and artisan food, and full of Old World charm.
‘Roo Zoo See numerous species of native wildlife in their natural habitat in the ecological haven of Kangaroo Island, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, penguins, and bird life.
Watch This Drive… It’s 18 holes. It’s a par-72 course. And it’s 850 miles long… Tee off on the world’s most unusual golf course, Nullarbar Links, stretching along the Eyre Highway and traversing two states!
South Australia Weather Chart
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A Selection of South Australia Sightseeing BAROSSA & HAHNDORF HIGHLIGHTS
BAROSSA FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE
GRAY LINE ADELAIDE
Adelaide / Full Day / SeaLink Travel Group
Adelaide / Full Day / SeaLink Travel Group
Adelaide / Gray Line
This full-day tour takes passengers to South Australia’s premium wine region to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines, including world-famous Jacobs Creek Winery and Saltram Wine Estate. Enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch, then wind your way through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement, where you’ll have free time to explore the many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts, and produce.
Travel in a small coach and enjoy a food and wine journey to South Australia’s premium Barossa Valley wine region. Take time to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines and gourmet food that makes this wine region so special. On this tour you’ll visit three cellar doors, including the award-wining Pindarie, and enjoy a two-course lunch at Lambert Estate.
Gray Line is Adelaide’s premium sightseeing tour operator, offering the widest range of half- and full-day options. Visit famous wineries including Penfolds and Wolf Blass in the picturesque Barossa Valley, experience the old German village of Hahndorf, journey to the scenic coast of Victor Harbor, cruise the Murray River on a riverboat, and explore the cosmopolitan city of Adelaide.
ONE DAY KANAGAROO ISLAND EXPERIENCE TOUR
2-DAY HIGHLIGHTS OF KANGAROO ISLAND TOUR
SUNSET GHOST AND HISTORY TOUR
Adelaide / SeaLink Travel Group
Adelaide / 2 Days-1 Night / SeaLink Travel Group
Coober Pedy / 4 Hours / Desert Cave Hotel Tour
Explore the highlights of South Australia’s premier naturebased tourism destination, Kangaroo Island. Visit unique Seal Bay Conservation Park, where you’ll get up-close to nature as the wild Australian sea lions frolic and laze about on the stunning beach. Enjoy lunch in an Australian bush setting, followed by a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park.
Your local guide will take you on a personalized tour of Kangaroo Island to see sea lions, kangaroos, koalas, and native Australian birds in pristine wildlife settings. Travel to Seal Bay to witness a colony of Australian sea lions, and to Flinders Chase National Park to discover the awe-inspiring formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. This two-day tour is a perfect way to experience Kangaroo Island, a natural wildlife haven and one of Australia’s iconic nature-based destinations.
Join your guide for a trip to the spectacular Breakaways for Sunset. Savor a glass of Champagne as the rich colors of the Outback become even more vivid. Enjoy sharing a sumptuous cheese and antipasto platter. The tour includes visiting a cemetery where even the graves are underground. Learn about the Coober Pedy characters of days gone by (one of whom left a permanent drink for his mates), and see the incredible clarity of on Outback sky at night.
Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island
A Selection of South Australia Hotels INTERCONTINENTAL ADELAIDE
STAMFORD GRAND ADELAIDE
STAMFORD PLAZA ADELAIDE
Located on the picturesque River Torrens and part of Adelaide’s spectacular new Riverbank promenade, this luxury high-rise hotel is adjacent to the Adelaide Casino and the Festival Centre. Spacious rooms have city skyline views.
Adelaide’s vibrant seaside precinct of Glenelg is home to this stellar hotel that opens directly onto a white-sand beach. Newly renovated rooms and suites, many with balconies, feature panoramic views of the coastline or Adelaide Hills.
Just a short stroll from Adelaide’s nightlife and shopping district, this stellar hotel epitomizes luxury and exceptional service. Guest rooms feature modern décor, marble baths, and views of the parklands, city, or Adelaide Oval stadium.
• 367 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool • spa/fitness center/sauna/whirlpool
• 220 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • spa/fitness center • casino/nightclub
• 335 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/2 bars • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor rooftop heated pool • spa/fitness center
MOUNT LOFTY HOUSE
MERCURE GROSVENOR HOTEL ADELAIDE
Built in 1852, this historic grand estate commands a hilltop in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. Guest accommodations define the word “plush”! Stables Day Spa’s range of soothing therapies reinvigorate mind, body, and soul.
The perfect base to explore Adelaide, this historic 1920 hotel is within easy walking distance of the city’s main tourist attractions and Rundle Mall shopping. Modern accommodations feature the latest tech amenities.
Set in a remote 60,000-acre private wildlife conservancy in the Flinders Ranges, this unique luxury resort immerses guests in the bush experience, with lodging inside an elegant 1850s homestead with private verandas and stunning views.
• 35 ac rooms, suites & cottages • 2 restaurants/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • Stables Day Spa • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 181 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr room service • fitness center • on-site Hertz car rental • complimentary Wi-Fi (restrictions)
• 5 ac rooms • restaurant/lounge • outdoor pool • library • walking tours/4wd safaris/excursions
MCLAREN VALE MOTEL & APARTMENTS
NOVOTEL BAROSSA VALLEY RESORT
The beautiful beaches and award-winning wineries of the Fleurieu Peninsula are close to this laid-back resort, set between the southern Mt. Lofty Ranges and the Gulf St. Vincent. Guest rooms feature the latest tech amenities.
A member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this idyllic vineyard retreat in the heart of Shiraz wine country lures guests with breathtaking views, fine dining, and superb accommodations. Suites have uninterrupted vistas across the adjacent vineyards.
The beautiful Barossa Valley is home to this modern resort, featuring contemporary guest accommodations that open to private balconies with panoramic views across the Barossa Ranges and Jacob’s Creek Vineyards.
• 37 ac rooms & apartments • breakfast restaurant • outdoor heated saltwater pool • fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 15 suites • restaurant/wine bar/complimentary Continental breakfast • outdoor pool • concierge/room service • spa services • tennis • art collections • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 140 ac rooms, suites & apartments • restaurant/bar • outdoor heated pool • endota spa/fitness center • 18-hole golf course, tennis courts • basketball & volleyball courts • walking-jogging tracks • bicycle rentals
DESERT CAVE HOTEL
SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE
RAWNSLEY PARK STATION ECO VILLAS
This stunning hotel, located in the sandstone surrounding Coober Pedy, features underground rooms, dining, shopping, and gaming. Subterranean guest rooms are carved from rock, with rough-hewn ceilings and walls.
Winner of Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards 2017,” this modern resort stretches along the coastline of Kangaroo Island’s south shore. Step into contemporary suites with sunken lounges and private terraces with endless ocean views.
Overlooking the south side of Wilpena Pound, this eco-resort provides the perfect base for exploring South Australia’s beautiful Flinders Ranges. Environmentally friendly villas have wide verandas with retractable ceilings.
• 19 underground rooms & 31 aboveground rooms • restaurant/café/ underground bar • outdoor pool • underground gaming room • Opal World
• 21 ac suites • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast • Southern Spa/ steam room • library • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 8 ac 1- & 2-bedroom eco villas • restaurant/bar/general store • outdoor pool • mountain bikes • flights & day tours
WESTERN AUSTRALIA MADE FOR FOODIES, WINE LOVERS, OUTDOOR ADVENTURES, AND SUN-WORSHIPPING Elizabeth Quay Bridge, Perth
The Regions Perth & Western Region Filled with green parks and waterways, Perth is the capital of Western Australia and features enough art galleries, historic buildings, and shops to engage you for days, not to mention the most restaurants per capita of any Australian city. Nearby are excellent beaches and Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine-producing region.
Margaret River Margaret River Wine Country is not only more than 120 wineries (including Leeuwin Estate, Xanadu Wines, and Voyager Estate), but also artisan cheeses, local organic beef, handmade chocolates, and farmers’ markets. Many wineries offer a range of fine food and wine experiences from tastings to gourmet degustation dinners featuring seasonal menus. In addition, there’s also a thriving arts community of photographers, jewellers, painters, potters, glass blowers, furniture makers, and other artists.
The Kimberley You’ll be enthralled by the rugged gorges and chasms, spooky monoliths, epic waterways, and incandescent ocean of the Kimberley, in Western Australia’s northwest
corner. At the doorstep of the Kimberley, Broome is a great launching pad for journeys deeper into the Outback. A historic town known for its pearl diving and farming, Broome is also famous for its gorgeous Indian Ocean beaches and unforgettable sunsets.
Top Experiences All Four You Fire up a 4WD vehicle for a 400-mile adventure through the vast Kimberley and see crocodiles, Mitchell Falls, Wandjina rock art, limestone reefs, Lennard Gorge, a working cattle station, and more offbeat sights.
Market News Perth’s Subiaco neighborhood is home to Rokeby Road’s fabulous summer markets, where you can browse for fresh local produce, homemade wares, arts & crafts, unique gifts, and great street food.
Here Comes the Sunset In Perth, take a dip or catch a wave at one of the 19 sensational beaches from Cottesloe to Two Rocks, relax at a beachside café, and catch one of Australia’s great sights as the sun sets over the golden Indian Ocean.
Gourmet Grounds You’ll find a diverse mix of new-style eateries and restaurants in the dynamic port city of Fremantle, from casual and fine dining, to street food, markets, and roving street trucks.
Reef Madness The world’s easiest fringing coral reef to access – it’s barely 100 yards offshore in places – the Ningaloo Reef is home to over 500 species of colorful fish. Wade right in!
Prison Furlough Take a walking tour of Perth landmarks built by convict labor in the mid-1800s, including Government House, Perth Town Hall, Freemantle Prison, the Western Australia Museum, and The Round House.
Top This! Just over two hours from Perth, the lunar-like Pinnacles form one of Australia’s most unique and fascinating natural landscapes. Formed over millions of years, these tall limestone spires rise eerily out of the yellow desert sands of Nambung National Park.
Grapevine Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays top the list of acclaimed offerings from Margaret River Wine Country’s 120+ wineries. (Best served with local chocolates and cheeses!)
Swan Dive Just outside Perth, check out some of Western Australia’s oldest vineyards, as well as award-winning wineries and microbreweries, in beautiful Swan Valley. Western Australia Weather Chart
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A Selection of Western Australia Sightseeing PERTH’S FAMOUS WINE CRUISE
ROTTNEST FAST FERRIES
TWO FEET & A HEARTBEAT
Perth / Captain Cook Cruises
Perth / Full-Day / Rottnest Fast Ferries
Perth / Two Feet & a Heartbeat
Discover Perth’s Swan Valley winery region on this acclaimed cruise, which includes a delicious two-course lunch plus an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and a one-of-a-kind wine tasting. All of this is capped off with live entertainment and tantalizing desserts.
Unlock your adventurous side and experience Rottnest Island at its best! Use pedal power and see the beautiful sights of Rottnest Island time – just book your bike with your ferry ticket before you leave, and leave the jetty behind to explore beautiful, unique wildlife and spectacular views. Cycle to Wadjemup Lighthouse, race out to the rugged West End, check out 63 bays and 20 beaches, and explore an abundance of natural and historical points of interest.
Two Feet & a Heartbeat are Perth’s specialists in small group guided walking tours, offering a range of walks that delve into the history and culture of Perth, and tours that focus on small bars, food, and beverage as well as true crime. Each tour is led by a local guide and introduces you to Perth in a fun, relaxed, informative, and conversational manner.
FREMANTLE: CONVICTS & COLONIALS – PERTH
DELUXE MARGARET RIVER WINERY TOUR
ULTIMATE LEEUWIN ART, WINE AND COOKING EXPERIENCE
Fremantle / 2 Hours / Urban Adventures
Margaret River / 7 Hours / Bushtucker Tours
Margaret River / 5 Hours / Leeuwin Estate
Fremantle – or “Freo” – was once a bit like an unpolished diamond: a little rough around the edges but incredibly valuable, and now a highly sought-after location. Hear classic Aussie tales of jailbreakers, bushrangers, convicts, and rogues on this Fremantle tour that’s hot with history, heroes, and high drama. See landmarks like the Roundhouse (entry included) and Fremantle Prison.
This tour visits four wineries in the Margaret River Wine region, plus cheese and chocolate companies or a gallery or a photographic coastal site. Guests will also enjoy a delicious lunch at a top winery restaurant.
After your host welcomes you with a glass of Brut, enjoy a tutored viewing of contemporary Australian artworks that feature on the labels of Leeuwin’s premium Art Series range of wines, accompanied by a selection of fine canapes. Sit down for a tasting of five Leeuwin Estate wines, each accompanied by perfectly matched food, on the veranda. View a private cooking demonstration featuring local produce and four dishes matched to four Leeuwin Estate wines, followed by dessert and coffee.
Pinnacles Desert, Perth Western Australia
A Selection of Perth Hotels COMO THE TREASURY
CROWN METROPOL PERTH
CROWN TOWERS PERTH
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this sterling boutique resort occupies a trio of transformed Victorian-era government buildings. Sleek guest rooms feature designer style and garden, courtyard, or city views.
The ultimate in modern elegance, this sleek hotel’s sumptuously furnished rooms and suites promise to deliver a truly unique hotel experience. Discover Crown’s world-renowned restaurants, including Nobu.
Designed to create the feeling of unimagined luxury and spaciousness, modern high-rise hotel’s guest rooms are styled in peaceful neutral tones and offer magnificent views, the latest touchscreen technology and 24-hour guest service.
• 48 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/coffee shop/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated pool • COMO Shambhala Urban Escape spa/ fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 397 ac rooms & suites • 5 restaurants/2 bars/snack bar/poolside bar & grill • outdoor & indoor pools/water slides/sundeck • fitness center • casino/nightclub/game room
• 500 ac rooms & suites • 6 restaurants/3 bars/snack • outdoor multitiered pool area • Crown Spa/fitness center/sauna/steam room • live entertainment/theatre • shopping
HYATT REGENCY PERTH
PAGODA RESORT & SPA
RENDEZVOUS HOTEL PERTH SCARBOROUGH
Located by the beautiful Swan River, this contemporary hotel is close to shopping, entertainment, and recreation. Spacious, airy guest rooms have the latest tech amenities and views of the city, poolside, river, or Darling Ranges.
Just minutes from Perth CBD, this deluxe boutique hotel stands on the banks of the picturesque Swan River. Retreat to guest rooms with kitchens or kitchenettes, plus views over the river, parkland, or poolside gardens.
It’s just a few steps to a glorious white-sand beach from this deluxe modern hotel, close to downtown Perth. Guest rooms feature tropical décor and Indian Ocean views. Straits Café serves up a modern Australian menu.
• 367 ac rooms & suites • 3 restaurants/2 bars/café/pool bar • 24-hr concierge & room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • 24-hr fitness center • lighted tennis court/bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 101 ac rooms, suites & apartments • restaurant/bar/afternoon tea • room service • outdoor heated pool • fitness center • bicycle rentals • complimentary area shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 337 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/café/bar/pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated lagoon-style pool/kids pool • Vanilla Face & Body Spa/fitness center • tennis • game room • complimentary Wi-Fi
CROWN PROMENADE PERTH
MOUNTS BAY WATERS APARTMENT HOTEL
QUALITY RESORT SORRENTO BEACH
With bright and spacious interiors, custom made furnishings and every imaginable amenity, this modern hotel’s contemporary guest rooms provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for work or play.
Set in secluded Mounts Bay Village, a sanctuary of landscaped gardens just steps from Perth CBD, this deluxe apartment hotel welcomes guests into spacious accommodations with full kitchens and private balconies or courtyards.
Step into sleek contemporary accommodations just steps from a golden beach at this apartment hotel, a few miles from Perth and close to Sorrento Quay. Spend your days on a breezy private balcony with endless horizon views.
• 291 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar & lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • fitness center • casino/entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 150 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • restaurant/lounge • room service • 2 outdoor pools • 2 fitness centers • tennis courts • bicycle rentals • free parking • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 78 ac studios & 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments with balconies • 2 restaurants/bar/BBQ & picnic area • outdoor heated pool/sundeck/spa tub/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi • complimentary parking
RENDEZVOUS HOTEL PERTH CENTRAL
COMFORT INN & SUITES GOODEARTH PERTH
QUALITY HOTEL AMBASSADOR PERTH
This modern hotel in the heart of Perth’s CBD is just steps from lively nightlife, entertainment, and shopping. Straits Café’s menu focuses on trendy West Australian cuisine. Retreat to guest rooms with garden or city views.
The many attractions of Perth – including shopping, entertainment, and nightlife – are right outside the doors of this contemporary apartment hotel, just minutes from the Swan River. Enjoy a seasonal menu at Adelaide’s on the Terrace.
You’re just minutes from the vibrant shopping, dining, nightlife, and cultural and historical experience of Perth City when you stay at this comfortable oasis near the Swan River. The menu at Café 196 is inspired by the best local produce.
• 103 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr room service • fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 180 ac rooms with fully equipped kitchenettes • restaurant/bar • 24-hr reception/tour desk • day spa/beauty salon • complimentary Wi-Fi • Internet kiosk • movies on demand/cable TV
• 170 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • 24-hr reception/tour desk • fitness center/sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi • cable TV/movies on demand
A Selection of Western Australia Hotels ABBEY BEACH RESORT
WALDORF GERALDTON SERVICED APARTMENTS
This contemporary resort in the Margaret River Wine Region opens directly onto a white-sand beach. Retreat to luxurious guest rooms with spa baths and breezy private balconies. Swimming, biking, and tennis top the diversions.
Surrounded by manicured parkland, ornamental lakes, and its own vineyard, this stylish and sophisticated country estate is ideal for exploring the Margaret River wine country. Spacious guest accommodations feature private patios and lake or garden views.
This deluxe apartment hotel is close to the Indian Ocean beachfront and the town center. Bright, breezy apartment accommodations have the latest tech amenities and private furnished balconies.
• 213 ac studios suites & 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • 2 restaurants/3 bars • 24-hr room service • 2 outdoor pools/indoor heated pool • fitness center/ sauna • tennis/squash/bicycle rentals • art gallery • complimentary Wi-Fi
NINGALOO REEF RESORT
• 22 ac rooms, suites & residences • restaurant/lounge • outdoor pool • spa • tennis court/surfing
• 81 ac studio & 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • breakfast lounge/BBQ facilities • outdoor pool/sundeck • free parking • complimentary Wi-Fi
CABLE BEACH CLUB RESORT & SPA
MOONLIGHT BAY SUITES
Ideal for singles, couples, and families, this boutique resort stands amid Western Australia’s own tropical playground. Retreat to accommodations with kitchenettes and verandas. Go snorkeling in the world’s second largest fringing reef.
Opening directly onto Cable Beach, this luxury resort fuses Asian serenity and colonial indulgence. Retreat to guest accommodations ranging from studio rooms to expansive villas. Spa massages are the height of indulgence.
On the water’s edge along Roebuck Bay, this contemporary luxury resort is a short walk from Broome’s restaurants and entertainment. Contemporary guest suites have kitchens, patios or balconies, and bay, pool, or garden views.
• 34 ac rooms & apartments • restaurant/coffee bar/lounge • outdoor pool/sundeck • live entertainment • Wi-Fi • tour desk
• 230 ac rooms, bungalows, apartments & villas • 4 restaurants/bar • 2 outdoor pools/water playground • Chahoya Spa/salon/fitness center/ yoga • tennis • Buddha Sanctuary • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 50 ac suites • restaurant/bar/BBQ • room service • outdoor lagoon pool • Coco Day Spa/fitness center • tour desk • complimentary rounds at Broome Golf Club • complimentary Wi-Fi
BAYSIDE HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
EL QUESTRO HOMESTEAD
EL QUESTRO STATION - EMMA GORGE
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It’s an easy walk to Roebuck Bay or the center of Broome from this family-friendly boutique hideaway. Guests also have access to all facilities at Moonlight Bay Suites complex, including a fitness center and Kiva Beauty & Relaxation.
Perched on a clifftop with spectacular views amid one million acres of wilderness, this exclusive retreat fully immerses you in an outback experience of adventure and luxury. Spacious guest rooms open to balconies or patios with garden or river views.
Nestled at the base of the fiery red cliffs of the Cockburn Ranges, this unique resort with safari-style tented cabins puts you right in the midst of Australian’s amazing wilderness. Go fishing and hiking, set out on a horse trek, and explore remote areas by helicopter.
• 9 rooms • restaurant/lounge/complimentary breakfast • concierge • outdoor pool • hiking/biking
• 60 tented cabins • restaurant/lounge/complimentary breakfast • concierge • outdoor pool • hiking/biking • boutique
• 12 ac apartments • BBQ/picnic area • outdoor pool/sundeck • fitness center nearby • complimentary rounds at Broome Golf Course
THE KIMBERLEY GRANDE RESORT
Renowned for its distinctive Outback hospitality, this luxury hideaway is set within peaceful tropical gardens, a great base to explore the stunning Kununurra countryside. Spacious, stylish guest rooms feature private patios with Outback views.
An oasis in the rugged Outback, this stylish rustic resort is just a short walk from Halls Creek town center. Guest rooms have patios or balconies with deep-soaking tubs. Sportsmans Bar Lounge serves up sports action on a massive screen.
An ideal base for exploring the rugged East Kimberley region, this excellent value resort is surrounded by tropical gardens in the heart of Kununurra. Sit down to Modern Australian cuisine at Zebra Rock Bar and Restaurant.
• 72 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/café/sports bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • day spa • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 80 ac rooms & apartments • restaurant/3 bars • room service • outdoor pool/sundeck
• 50 ac rooms • 2 restaurants/2 bars/bottle shop/BBQ • room service • outdoor pool/kids pool • game room
NEW ZEALAND SMALL COUNTRY, BIG ATTRACTIONS – FROM ITS BREATHTAKING SCENERY TO ITS SOPHISTICATED CULTURE
Know Your Destination Australia’s smaller neighbor Down Under, New Zealand is big on natural beauty, recreation, and culture. The last significant landmass discovered by humans, it is also one of travel’s best-kept secrets – although the hit The Lord of the Rings movies from the past decade have given impetus to more and more travelers to make their own discovery.
North & South The two islands, North and South, have surprisingly different characters. The North Island has dramatic volcanic landscapes, beautiful beaches and excellent sailing, ancient indigenous forests, and a strong Maori cultural influence. The South Island has a slower pace of life dominated by the snow-covered Southern Alps and the spectacular scenery of the fjordlands, with its glaciers, deep lakes, and verdant forests.
Nonstop Action New Zealand offers a huge variety of action-packed and laid-back activities like bungee jumping, skiing, swimming with dolphins, and scenic boat cruises, as well as walking trails with unrivaled scenery. Alternatively, visitors can immerse themselves in the sophisticated culture of Auckland and the capital Wellington in the North, and Christchurch in the South. Beyond the mountains, lakes, glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, beaches, cities… The islands of New Zealand are sparsely populated, but easily accessible. Facilities for visitors are modern, and transport networks are reasonably developed.
you have permission to enter, and sufficient money to support yourself during your stay. Visas are not required for stays shorter than 3 months.
Your travel consultant offers end-to-end travel planning for every kind of trip, no matter where you’re going or what you’re doing.
The Regions Home to three-quarters of the population, the North Island has dramatic volcanic landscapes and highly active thermal springs and natural spas, long stretches of beautiful beaches, ancient indigenous forests, and a collection of easily reached smaller islands. Wilderness treks, tours of Hobbiton, Maori encounters, sailing, the best rugby matches on the globe, and adventure sports like caving and bungee jumping are among the top draws here. Its bustling modern cities include Wellington (the capital) and Auckland, the largest and most populous urban area in Polynesia. Vibrant Wellington, a harbor city that’s also the gateway to the South Island, teems with government and cultural activities. Auckland, at once sprawling and skyscraper-tall, captivates with its nightlife as well as proximity to vineyards, beaches, and island retreats. There’s a slower pace of life on the South Island, which is dominated by a magnificent spine of mountains, the snow-covered Southern Alps, and the spectacular scenery of the southern waterways of the fjordlands, with glaciers, deep lakes, and verdant forests.
Get In & Get Going
The landscapes here are more isolated and the cities smaller. In Christchurch, soaring cathedrals, arts centers and galleries, and beautiful parks and gardens abound.
Visiting New Zealand is easy: English is spoken, and the country boasts a temperate climate. Every visitor must have a passport that is valid for 3 months beyond the date of departure, an onward/return ticket to a country
The South Island was made for active pursuits like cycling between vineyards, whale-watching on the east coast, close encounters with penguins and seals down south, jet-boating and glacier-trekking on the west coast.
City-to-City Domestic flights within New Zealand are often cheaper than car or train, especially crossing between the North and South Islands. Service is provided by JetStar and Air New Zealand.
Bus Buses are a relatively inexpensive way to get around, with daily service throughout the country. InterCity Coachlines connects over 600 destinations.
Rail There are three scenic passenger railways in New Zealand: The Northern Explorer from AucklandWellington; the Coastal Pacific on the South Island from Christchurch-Picton, and the famous TranzAlpine between Christchurch-Greymouth.
Boat Car ferries operate between the North and South Islands across Cook Strait.
Car You can drive to all of New Zealand’s top attractions, however, weather extremes, the terrain, and narrow secondary roads require drivers to be very vigilant. (note: traffic drives on the left side of the road.)
In-Town Transit There are a variety of ways to get around Auckland and Wellington, including bus, commuter train, taxi, and ferry.
Bay of Wellington, North Island
Dine Your Way Across New Zealand
Bay of Islands Kaitaia
With its primarily agricultural economy, New Zealand cuisine is based on local ingredients and seasonal variations, with products from both land and sea. Similar to Australian cuisine, it is diverse and contains elements of British, Mediterranean, and Pacific Rim influences.
New Zealand lamb is considered the best in the world, and the country also exports massive quantities of kiwifruit. The country’s wine industry is universally acclaimed. And in addition to Pavlova (a meringue-based dessert named after the dancer Anna Pavlova), there are singular treats that are not to be missed, such as:
Whangamata Bay of Plenty Tauranga
Hamilton Waitomo Caves
• Marmite! The New Zealand version of Vegemite, Marmite is a yeast spread with a distinctive, powerful flavor, and a staple of kitchen cupboards since 1910. (Kiwis suffered through “The Year of No Marmite” after the manufacturer’s Christchurch plant was damaged in the November 2011 earthquake, shutting down production for months…)
NORTH ISLAND Nelson
• Hokey Pokey ice cream, one of New Zealand’s most popular ice cream flavors, consists of plain vanilla ice cream dotted with small crunchy lumps of honeycomb toffee. • A top fingerfood delicacy at parties and events, whitebait fritters are based on a small fish with a subtle taste, which are essentially cooked into a buttery omelette.
Wellington Picton Blenheim
Hanmer Springs Kaikoura
Franz Josef Glacier
Mt. Cook Milford Sound
Queenstown Te Anau
Spectacular NZ 11 Days
• AUCKLAND • ROTORUA • NAPIER • WELLINGTON • CHRISTCHURCH • FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER • QUEENSTOWN Auckland
Day 1: Auckland
Day 5: Napier – Wellington
Day 9: Franz Josef Glacier – Queenstown
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Continue your drive south to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Spend the day visiting the historic museums and memorials.
In the morning, head south on the winding roads to the action-packed city of Queenstown, launching pad for some of the most adrenaline-filled sports known to man as well as some of the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 2: Auckland In the morning, join an Auckland highlights tour and get a closer look at this amazing city, plus a harbor cruise to see the city from a completely different perspective.
Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua In the morning, pick up a rental car and drive south to the adventure playground of Rotorua. Home to an array of geothermal wonders, strong Maori culture, and adventure-based activities, there’s always plenty to do. Join an afternoon city and lakes tour.
Day 4: Rotorua – Napier Continue your drive south to Napier, the home of New Zealand wine, where you’ll find the country’s oldest wineries. Explore a city filled with Art Deco style, and don’t miss the Marine Parade, a tree-lined oceanside boulevard.
Day 6: Wellington – Christchurch In the morning, take the Interislander ferry across the Cook Strait to the South Island, then pick up your car rental and drive to Christchurch. After arriving in Christchurch, the afternoon is at your leisure to explore the city.
Day 7: Christchurch – Franz Josef Glacier Get on board for one of the most amazing train journeys in the world, the TranzAlpine train that crosses the country through the rugged countryside and mountain ranges. Upon arrival at Greymouth, pick up your rental car and drive south to the village of Franz Josef, gateway to the Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 10: Queenstown You will be picked up and taken to a cruise on Milford Sound. One of the most accessible fjords, Milford Sound remains quiet and still, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest. After arriving back to Queenstown, the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 11: Queenstown Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Day 8: Franz Josef Glacier Join the Glacier Valley Walk to see Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Bay of Islands Paihia
Coromandel Bay of Plenty
Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier
Milford Sound Queenstown
North & South Islands 12 Days
• AUCKLAND • ROTORUA • CHRISTCHURCH • FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER • QUEENSTOWN Franz Josef Glacier
Day 1: Auckland
Day 5: Rotorua
Day 10: Franz Josef Glacier – Queenstown
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
In the morning, join an Auckland highlights tour and get a closer look at this amazing city, plus a harbor cruise to see the city from a completely different perspective.
Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Bath Spa, New Zealand’s unique Maori-owned geothermal, cultural, and mud bath spa experience, features erupting waters, steaming fumaroles, pools of boiling mud, mud volcano and the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. Immerse yourself in unique geothermal muds and sulphur waters, a unique experience.
In the morning, head south on the winding roads to the action-packed city of Queenstown, launching pad for some of the most adrenaline-filled sports known to man as well as some of the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 3: Auckland
Day 6: Rotorua – Christchurch
Day 2: Auckland
Spend your day at leisure and explore the city.
Day 4: Auckland – Rotorua
Fly from Rotorua to Christchurch. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.
See the magical Waitomo Caves on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland. Step on board your luxury coach and travel south, taking in typical New Zealand scenery as you ride – lush green farmland and rolling hills. Arrive at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a network of underground tunnels and caves made from incredible limestone formations. Set off on a guided tour of the caves, ending with a truly special boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto, where glowworms twinkle and shine overhead as you sail through a dark and silent cavern.
Day 7: Christchurch
Your journey to Rotorua continues, passing through the beautiful Fitzgerald Glade where trees arch over the road to form a tunnel of natural greenery. The tour concludes in Rotorua, a city where you can view geothermal activity, Maori culture, and spectacular scenery.
Day 9: Franz Josef Glacier
Spend your day at leisure and explore the city.
Day 8: Christchurch – Franz Josef Glacier Get on board for one of the most amazing train journeys in the world, the TranzAlpine train that crosses the country through the rugged countryside and mountain ranges. Upon arrival at Greymouth, pick up your rental car and drive south to the village of Franz Josef, gateway to the Franz Josef Glacier.
Join the Glacier Valley Walk to see Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 11: Queenstown You will be picked up and taken to a cruise on Milford Sound. One of the most accessible fjords, Milford Sound remains quiet and still, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest. After arriving back to Queenstown, the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 12: Queenstown Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Bay of Islands Paihia
Coromandel Bay of Plenty Rotorua Taupo
Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier
Champagne Pool, Rotorua
Food & Wine 10 Days
• AUCKLAND • NAPIER • WELLINGTON • QUEENSTOWN Bay of Islands
Day 1: Auckland
Day 7: Wellington – Queenstown
You will be met at Auckland Airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Fly from Wellington to Queenstown.
Day 2: Auckland
Spirit of Queenstown offers a premium cruising experience on Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy a scenic cruise to Mt. Nicholas High Country Farm on the western shores of Lake Wakatipu, stopping at Bobs Cove to view turquoise waters and flora and fauna up close. Take in stunning views from the spacious outdoor decks looking up towards Glenorchy, the Southern Alps, and The Remarkables mountain range.
On arrival at the island you will be greeted by your tour driver and taken first to Stonyridge Vineyard for a tour and tasting plus a scrumptious light lunch. Continue to the award-winning Rangihoua Estate for some olive tasting, followed by a stop at either Wild on Waiheke or Casita Miro (depending on departure date). The tour concludes with tastings at the beautiful Mudbrick Vineyard while enjoying stunning views over the Hauraki Gulf. At the conclusion of the tour, take advantage of the complimentary All Day Bus Pass that allows you to further explore the island on scheduled public bus services.
Day 3: Auckland In the morning, join an Auckland highlights tour and get a closer look at this amazing city, plus a harbor cruise to see the city from a completely different perspective.
Day 8: Queenstown
Disembark and experience life on an authentic, high country merino sheep station set in 100,000 acres of breathtaking terrain. Explore Mt. Nicholas on the ultimate Farm Experience, where your farm guide will introduce you to the working animals. Then sit back and watch the landscape unfold as you get off the beaten track to spectacular vantage points.
Day 9: Queenstown
Join Bay Tours on a Morning Scenic Wine Tour and taste some of the best wines that Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Visit two wineries for tastings and breathtaking views from Te Mata Peak, and enjoy a winery lunch.
Whether you’re a first-time taster or wine connoisseur, get an introduction to four Queenstown wineries and a tour through an underground wine cave, plus plenty of time for sightseeing and wine tasting at a variety of vineyards just a short journey from Queenstown. Your friendly, knowledgeable wine guide and winery personnel will offer an understanding of the unique Central Otago wine growing conditions and wines tasted.
Day 6: Napier – Wellington
Day 10: Queenstown
Day 4: Auckland – Napier Pick up your car rental and drive to Napier.
Day 5: Napier
Drive to Wellington. New Zealand’s capital city, renowned for its arts, heritage, culture, and native beauty. Also the culinary capital of New Zealand, it’s famous for its tuckedaway bars, quirky cafés, award-winning restaurants, and great coffee. Head to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street for the good stuff!
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Bay of Islands Paihia
Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier
Milford Sound Queenstown
Coromandel Bay of Plenty
Luxury New Zealand 11 Days
• AUCKLAND • ROTORUA • NAPIER • QUEENSTOWN Napier Vineyard
Day 1: Auckland
Day 6: Napier
You will be met at Auckland Airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
In the afternoon, visit up to three award-winning Hawke’s Bay wineries in the comfort of a luxury vehicle. Take in amazing vistas on a 30-minute scenic flight, spotlighting a countryside of orchards, vineyards, and rolling farmland, including Te Mata Peak, Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony, Marine Parade, and Napier. Relax with an afternoon gourmet platter showcasing some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest local produce, and take home a complimentary bottle of Hawke’s Bay wine.
Day 2: Auckland Join a full-day guided Auckland city tour. Be amazed by spectacular views of both the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, and dramatic views from several of the city’s 48 volcanoes. Explore untamed coastline, black and golden sand beaches, a subtropical rainforest with the famous Kauri trees, plus unique indigenous flora and fauna. Highlights also include Parnell, Tamaki Drive, Rangitoto Island, Mission Bay, and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Day 7: Napier Spend your day at leisure.
Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua
Day 8: Napier – Queenstown
Travel to Rotorua and experience New Zealand’s rich cultural heritage and geothermal wonderland, plus a trip through the famous glowworm caves at Waitomo, on a full-day sightseeing tour.
Fly to Queenstown.
Day 4: Rotorua Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Rotorua, including Te Puia for an insight into Maori culture and traditions. Tour the workshops of master weavers and carvers, then enter Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and experience its extraordinary landscape of boiling mud and steam, such as the famous Pohutu Geyser. Get close to a wide range of wildlife at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, including New Zealand’s famous symbol, the kiwi. Then learn about rural life at the Agrodome, a working farm. Learn all about our thriving agricultural industry with an entertaining show where you’ll see sheep being shorn and sheep dogs showing off their amazing skills. Travel on the Skyline Gondola up the side of Mount Ngongotaha for stunning panoramic views over Rotorua’s main center, Lake Rotorua, and its environs. Experience the thrill of a luge ride (additional cost) in the forest; choose from a range of tracks and set the speed yourself.
Day 9: Queenstown Take a unique breathtaking ride on the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet. Zoom through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for full 360° spins in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
Day 10: Queenstown Board a plane for a spectacular flight into Milford Sound, the ultimate way to experience New Zealand’s vast and most dramatic scenery. After landing, enjoy a short bush walk to the Milford Sound wharf (weather permitting). Then, board a vessel for a scenic cruise along the full length of the fjord on modern, spacious catamarans. Spot seals and penguins when in season, and look for dolphins in the twin-hull wake. An informative commentary is provided, and the wheelhouse is open for you to meet the skipper. Lunch options are available for purchase, and complimentary tea and coffee is provided. On disembraking, you’ll be escorted back to the airport for your return flight to Queenstown.
Day 11: Queenstown Depart for home.
Bay of Islands Paihia
Coromandel Bay of Plenty Rotorua Taupo
Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier
Day 5: Rotorua – Napier Pick up your rental car and drive to Napier.
New Zealand/Cook Islands Combo Tour 13 Days
• AUCKLAND • ROTORUA • QUEENSTOWN • RAROTONGA • AITUTAKI One Foot island, Aitutaki
Day 1: Auckland
Day 5: Rotorua – Queenstown
Day 7: Rarotonga
On arrival at Auckland Airport, transfer to your hotel.
Board the modern, spacious, purpose-built catamaran Spirit of Queenstown for a premium cruising experience on Lake Wakatipu, and enjoy a return cruise to Mt. Nicholas High Country Station. Stop at Bob’s Cove to view flora and fauna up-close, and enjoy spectacular views looking up towards Glenorchy, Mt. Earnslaw, the Southern Alps, and the Remarkables mountain range.
Spend the day at the beach, or join a scuba excursion.
Day 2: Auckland Get acquainted with Auckland on a half-day tour starting in the city center and traveling along famous Queen Street to eclectic and historic Karangahape Road and through fashionable Ponsonby Village. Cross over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. Visit Viaduct Harbour before continuing to Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park. Explore Parnell Village, where historic buildings have been transformed into trendy boutiques and specialty shops. Travel along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, and drink in panoramic views of the picturesque Eastern Bays, Auckland city, and Waitemata Harbour before returning to downtown Auckland.
Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua Travel from Auckland and into the rich farmlands of the Waikato and King Country Regions. You’ll see Rangiriri, site of a historic Maori Land Wars battle site, and Ngaruawahia, home to the Maori King. Upon arrival at Waitomo, enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world famous Glowworm Caves. The tour continues with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. Then, pass through beautiful Fitzgerald Glade and the quaint town of Tirua. A delicious picnic-style lunch is served on the bus as you make your way to Rotorua.
Day 4: Rotorua Join a guided tour of Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. At Rainbow Springs Nature Park, enjoy a guided tour showcasing native wildlife including the New Zealand Kiwi. Finally, get a glimpse into New Zealand’s proud agricultural heritage at the Agrodome with an entertaining sheep show including a shearing display and sheepdog trial.
Day 6: Queenstown Depart Queenstown for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination. Travel in comfort through rugged mountain terrain past the quiet town of Te Anau. The glass-roof coach will provide amazing views of the skyline. Journey through the Southern Alps and along the picturesque Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls, and one of only a few roadaccessible glacier valleys in New Zealand. You’ll also see stunning Mirror Lakes, where on a calm day the surrounding mountain ranges are perfectly reflected in the still waters, and Knobs Flat, where glaciers have carved their mark on the terrain. Travel through the Homer Tunnel, then experience The Chasm, a short but impressive walk over footbridges spanning a series of powerful, swirling waterfalls and rapids. Next, set off on a scenic catamaran cruise on Milford Sound. Travel the length of the fjord and out to the Tasman Sea, gliding past glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls as well as dramatic Mitre Peak. After the cruise, board a coach to Te Anau.
Day 7: Queenstown Explore Queenstown on your own, then take a journey up the Skyline Gondola to the restaurant lounge, where you’ll be greeted by an experienced stargazing guide. After a quick orientation, the tour will begin with a short walk to the star-viewing platform on top of Bob’s Peak.
Day 7: Queenstown – Rarotonga (Cook Islands) Fly from Queenstown to Rarotonga – due to the Cook Islands’ location next to the International Date Line, on most flights you’ll actually arrive the day before you left!
Day 8: Rarotonga At Te Vara Nui Village, take in the Over-Water Island Night Show, an electric authentic cultural performance like no other. The amazing Over Water Show spotlights Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians as they perform by flaming torchlight on floating and fixed stages of a waterfall garden. Then sit down to the delicious Island/ Western Fusion Buffet prepared by local and international chefs.
Day 9: Rarotonga – Aitutaki Fly from Rarotonga to Aitutaki. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 10: Aitutaki Visit one of the most talked about places in the world – One Foot Island! This tiny islet is regarded as providing the best views of the Aitutaki lagoon and, depending on the tide, you can walk on a sandbank a decent distance away from Tapuaetai. You can hand-feed schools of banded damsels and butterfly fish, and see giant clams in their natural habitat. You’ll enjoy a fresh fish BBQ lunch. Here you can also mail postcards from what is the world’s only registered post office that’s located on an uninhabited island. Also, bring your passport and have it stamped with the One Foot Island stamp.
Days 11-12: Aitutaki Spend your days in the sun on some of the world’s great beaches!
Day 13: Aitutaki Fly home or to your next destination.
NORTH ISLAND BUSTLING CITIES, DRAMATIC LANDSCAPES, AND A WEALTH OF LOCAL CULTURES Wellington cable car
The Regions Auckland & Wellington The harborside capital city of Wellington hosts Parliament and government ministries and departments, as well as a thriving arts scene, café culture, and nightlife. Auckland – New Zealand’s largest urban area – is a mecca for foodies and shoppers, as well as the sailboat capital of the Pacific.
Bay of Islands Located in the Northland region of the North Island, the Bay of Islands is one of the most picturesque and popular vacation sites in New Zealand, combining outdoor recreational activities with some of New Zealand’s most significant historic attractions. Renowned for its big-game fishing, this is also the place for chartering a yacht, diving and snorkeling, paddling a kayak in and out of the islands, and swimming with the dolphins.
Rotorua, Hawke’s Bay & Hobbiton
Known as the thermal wonderland of New Zealand, Rotorua is home to hot springs and geysers that have attracted visitors for a century, as well as a hotspot for fishing, boating, and white-water rafting. Hawke’s Bay is the center of New Zealand’s oldest wine region; its main urban area, Napier, is a revelation of original 1930s Art Deco architecture and design. A huge tourism draw, the Hobbiton Movie Set near Matamata is the stand-in for Middle-Earth in filmmaker Peter Jackson’s series of The Lord of the Rings movies.
Learn all about the Wine Country’s best products – like chocolate and cheese – and sample both reds and whites on a food-centric tour of Hawke’s Bay wineries.
Top Experiences Good for Wellington Get familiar with such landmarks as Mt. Victoria, Old St. Paul’s, the Parliament buildings, and Te Papa, during a comprehensive tour of Wellington’s highlights.
Enduring Traditions Join a tour to an authentic Maori village near Rotorua, discover their art forms, ancient rituals, and traditions, and share in a celebratory hangi feast with your hosts.
Water World Hop on board for a boat tour of Auckland’s scenic Waitemata Harbour and great views of the skyline, Bean Rock Lighthouse, Devonport Naval Base, and Rangitoto Island.
Sweet & Glow Hop into a boat and watch as thousands of tiny glow worms radiate their unmistakable luminescent light inside Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Bay Day Grab some beach time, meet some dolphins, and cruise under the iconic 60-foot-high “Hole in the Rock” on a boat cruise through the Bay of Islands.
Boiling Mud Get a snootful of the distinctive aroma of volcanic activity in the form of steaming sulphur pits, found near Rotorua at Wai-O-Tapu.
Dinner at Eight (Bells) Enjoy a dinner cruise with tasty New Zealand fare and a stunning sunset while floating in a sailboat in Auckland’s magnificent harbor. Weather Chart
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
67.6 68.5 65.8 61.3 57.2 53.2 51.6 52.9 55.4 58.1 61.2 64.9
Avg. Rainfall (inches) 2.8 3.4 3.1 3.8 4.5 5 5.2 4.4 3.7 3.7 3.2 3.1 Bay of Islands
A Selection of North Island Sightseeing AJ HACKETT BUNGY NEW ZEALAND
KIWIRAIL SCENIC JOURNEYS
North & South Islands Auckland & Queenstown / AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand is a leader in adventure tourism. In Queenstown, visit the world home of Bungy at the Kawarau Bridge, jump or swing 1,200 feet above Queenstown at the Ledge, or head to the Nevis and take on Australia’s highest Bungy and the world’s biggest swing. In Auckland, climb the Auckland Harbour Bridge and take the epic SkyWalk and SkyJump at the iconic Sky Tower.
North & South Islands Wellington / Interislander Interislander travels the 57 miles between the North and South Islands of New Zealand in three hours, one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. Interislander operates three vehicle ferries up to 11 times a day, so you’ll always have a wide choice of travel times. Once you’re on your Interislander journey, you can take a stroll on the decks, enjoy a meal and drink, or just relax and take in the breathtaking views.
North & South Islands KiwiRail Scenic Journeys Discover the heart of New Zealand when you travel by train. There’s a spectacular range of scenery waiting for you – rugged coastlines, winding rivers, towering mountains, and untouched alpine landscapes. Watch it all roll by in purpose-built carriages with enormous panoramic windows, an onboard licensed café, and open-air viewing carriage. KiwiRail Scenic Journeys operates three unique train services across the North and South Islands – the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific, and TranzAlpine.
AUCKLAND ALL INCLUSIVE FULL DAY TOUR
AUCKLAND HOP-ON/HOP-OFF EXPLORER
AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Auckland / Full Day / TIME Unlimited Tours
Auckland / Great Sights New Zealand
Auckland / Auckland War Memorial Museum
Experience the very best of Auckland – be amazed by Auckland’s many volcanoes, the marine village of Devonport, and the famous black-and-white beaches on the West Coast. See spectacular ocean vistas, dramatic views of volcanoes, iconic landmarks, native rainforest with ancient Kauri trees, plus unique indigenous flora and fauna. A very personal tour with 11 guests maximum in a top-end Mercedes and passionate, highly qualified guide. Includes lunch.
Experience the best of Auckland, with informative commentary included, with this convenient hop-on/hop-off pass. Buses depart every half-hour (hourly in winter), and attractions include Kelly Tarlton’s, Auckland Museum, Sky Tower, Mt. Eden, and The Museum of Transport and Technology.
Visit Auckland Museum, where exciting stories of New Zealand people, the Pacific, flora, fauna, and landforms of these unique islands are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for this country, the Auckland War Memorial Museum – Tamaki Paenga Hira. See the monumental carvings, buildings, canoes and taonga (treasures) of the Maori, part of the world’s most extensive Maori and Pacific Island collection.
AUCKLAND WHALE & DOLPHIN SAFARI
BUSH & BEACH
7-DAY NORTH ISLAND ADVENTURE TOUR
Auckland / Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari
Auckland / Bush and Beach
Auckland / 7 Days / Haka Tours Ltd.
Join a unique sea safari that’s unforgettable from the moment you leave the central city wharf. Experience the diverse wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. See wild marine mammals, rare birds living in their natural habitat, and spectacular island scenery. You’ll also learn from marine researchers on board working to protect whales, dolphins, and their fragile home.
Bush and Beach is an award-winning sightseeing company that has been showing Auckland and its environs to guests since 1984. Fully guided daily tours create unforgettable memories of untamed New Zealand. Escape to the unique rainforest and black-sand surf beaches just 30 minutes from downtown Auckland. Enjoy panoramic views, walk in primeval rainforest, and learn the history of this area with knowledgeable guides.
You’ll see it all in the ultimate week-long North Island vacation: volcanoes, beautiful beaches, glow-worm caves, “The Lord of the Rings” locations, bubbling mud pools, and rich forests while learning about the proud Maori culture. This tour explores all must-see locations in the North Island, including Auckland, the Coromandel, Waitomo, Rotorua, Taupo, and the nation’s capital, Wellington.
14-DAY NEW ZEALAND UNCOVERED TOUR
HOBBITON MOVIE SET & WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES
MAGIC BROOMSTICK SEGWAY TOURS
Auckland / 14 Days / Haka Tours Ltd.
Auckland / Full-Day / Great Sights New Zealand
Auckland / Magic Broomstick Tours
Join a fantastic 14-day journey to New Zealand’s best-loved locations, plus favorite spots away from the tourist trail. Explore underground glow worm caves, walk through volcanic landscapes, visit the Hobbiton movie set, trek across a glacier, bask on perfect beaches, and ramble through rainforests.
Travel to Hobbiton to a picturesque 1,250-acre farm where The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. You’ll see Hobbit holes, the Mill, the Green Dragon Inn, and other structures created for the films. Next, visit Waitomo, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour through the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Explore underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites, and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years.
The sheer joy of mastering the art of riding a Segway keeps participants smiling for hours. Since 2008, Magic Broomstick Tours have been guiding tours around Devonport, Auckland’s historic seaside village, and taking exciting rides to the summit of volcanic cones, enjoying 360° views, exploring historic forts, and riding around streets admiring Victorian architecture, beaches, and parks. Located in the Devonport ferry terminal.
A Selection of North Island Sightseeing SKYDIVE AUCKLAND
WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS
CHRIS JOLLY OUTDOORS SCENIC CRUISES
Auckland / Skydive Auckland
Bay of Islands / Waitangi Treaty Grounds & Museum
Lake Taupo / Chris Jolly Outdoors
Skydive Auckland offers the highest tandem skydive on New Zealand’s North Island, where you can jump from 16,500ft! Attached to your instructor, you will freefall for 75 seconds at a speed of 125 mph with stunning views of both the east and west coasts of New Zealand, rainforests, and beaches. Free transport is provided from Auckland City.
New Zealand’s award-winning cultural heritage attraction and most important historic site includes Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Museum of Waitangi, the Treaty House, the Meeting House and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Experience all of it with an all-inclusive day pass, which includes a guided tour and cultural performance. Finish off the evening with an intimate themes Hangi and concert.
Cruise to the famous Maori Rock Carvings and around the picturesque bays of Lake Taupo in style and comfort in a large catamaran. An informative commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo, and you’ll enjoy a complimentary hot homemade muffin and tea/coffee as you take in the fabulous views of secluded bays and the spectacular snow-capped mountain peaks of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park.
TAUPO TANDEM SKYDIVE
HELICOPTER WHITE ISLAND TOUR
HOBBITON MOVIE SET
Lake Taupo / Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Rotorua / 3 Hours / Volcanic Air
Rotorua / 5 Hours / Hobbiton Movie Set
Skydive with New Zealand’s original skydiving company above stunning Lake Taupo. Experience coast-to-coast views from 15,000 feet in 60 seconds of freefall, reaching speeds of over 125 mph. Taupo Tandem Skydiving offers free Rotorua pickups, a multilingual staff, and multiple camera options.
Walk to the edge of an active crater lake, over hot streams, past steaming volcanic vents and colorful sulphur formations, before viewing this privately owned volcano’s long abandoned mining ruins. This somewhat-lunar experience on New Zealand’s only permanently active offshore volcano is breathtaking when combined with helicopter flights above the lakes district and Bay of Plenty in a unique and surreal lifetime experience.
Hobbiton™ Movie Set is an experience to tantalize the senses as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of The Shire™, as featured in “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit: Motion Picture Trilogy.” You’ll be taken around the 12-acre set, past Hobbit Holes, the Mill, and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you can sample exclusive, specially brewed beverages to conclude your Middle-earth adventure.
MITAI MAORI VILLAGE
NEW ZEALAND RIVERJET
Rotorua / Hell’s Gate and Wai Ora Spa
Rotorua / 3 Hours / Mitai Maori Village
Rotorua / New Zealand Riverjet
Rotorua’s most active geothermal park features boiling mud pools, steam sulphur pools, an active mud volcano, and the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. Guided tours, interactive experiences, and geothermal mud experiences include genuine Geothermal Mud Spa Bathing, Mud Facials, and Mud Body Scrubs. A complimentary shuttle runs from Rotorua three times daily.
Mitai Maori Village will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture, leaving you amazed and in awe. Witness warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe. View glowworms in their natural habitat. Marvel at the sacred Fairy Spring flowing directly from earth. See your traditionally earth-cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. Enjoy a rich and powerful cultural performance that’s educational and fun.
The ultimate jetboating experience! Choose from three thrilling rides: The Squeeze is a 45-minute scenic ride; enjoy wildlife and the magnificent Tutukau Gorge on the Waikato River as you hear the stories of the area; enjoy canyoning in warm water, native bush, waterfall, and natural hot pool. Scenic Blast is a 50-minute thrill ride on the Waikato River. Riverjet Thermal Safari is a 45-minute scenic ride including entrance into Orakei Korako Geothermal Park.
OFF ROAD NZ
Rotorua / Off Road NZ
Rotorua / OGO Rotorua
Rotorua / Polynesian Spa
Off Road NZ, a premium adventure experience, creates fun memories, personal growth, and lasting impressions, providing the best self-drive, off road vehicle experiences in New Zealand, including 4WD Bush Safaris and Monster 4X4 Thrill Rides. The newest adventure is the opportunity to race a 390cc 4-stroke kart on New Zealand’s newest and longest KartSport circuit.
OGO Rotorua is an iconic ball-rolling adventure experience that is great all year round. Visitors are offered multiple ride options where 40 litres of water is added (cool in summer, warm in winter). Slip and slide down the world’s longest H2OGO Sidewinder track, or race one another down the two double Straight 250m H2OGO tracks. For those that want to stay dry, try their latest creation, the DRYGO.
Relax and unwind on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua at Polynesian Spa, a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat. Channeling geothermal marvels in its backyard, the 28 mineral pools at Polynesian Spa are fed from natural springs for a combination that nourishes the skin and relieves tired muscles, aches, and pains. Also a retreat for athletes, wellness rituals ensure maximum sports relaxation featuring hydrotherapy and a reflexology walk.
A Selection of North Island Sightseeing and Hotels RIVER RATS RAFT & KAYAK
SCENIC LAKE CRUISE
TAMAKI MAORI VILLAGE
Rotorua / Half Day / River Rates Rotorua Raft & Kayak
Rotorua / 1 Hour / Lakeland Queen
Rotorua / 3.5 Hours / Tamaki Maori Village
Situated in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve, the Grade 5 Kaituna River features the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, the awesome Tutea Falls. Although this trip provides full-on action, it is suitable for beginners. Major rapids are followed by calm pools, making it a very forgiving Grade 5 river. For those who prefer a quieter ride, there’s the Rangitaiki Grade 3-4 rapids or Rangitaiki Grade 2 rapids, suitable for participants as young as five years old.
New Zealand’s only stern wheel-paddle driven vessel, the Lakeland Queen offers a relaxing dining cruise while exploring the lake’s unique geothermal features, natural wonders and stunning landscapes. A range of daily cruise options include breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Experience stunning views, including the mystifying geothermal area and bird sanctuary of Sulphur Bay, the volcanic rock dome steeped in cultural history – Mokoia Island – and reflective views of the city.
This traditional village, nestled in ancient Tawa forest, is the most award-winning Maori culture attraction in New Zealand. Warriors emerge from the forest by canoe to perform the powhiri, a ceremony of welcome inviting you into the authentic Maori village. Learn the haka, poi, warrior training and enjoy displays of tattooing and carving. Enjoy a powerful cultural performance including the famous haka, then dine on the delicious ground cooked hangi buffet feast followed by dessert.
MARTINBOROUGH GOURMET WINE TOUR
MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND TE PAPA TONGEREWA
Rotorua / Te Puia
Wellington / Hammonds Wellington Tours
Wellington / Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
A powerful reminder of Earth’s natural force, Te Whakarewarewa is home to the famous Pohutu Geyser, hot springs, silica terraces, bubbling mud pools, and cooking pools. At dusk, Te Puia takes on a magical quality in the illuminated thermal valley. Te Po is an award-winning evening experience of Maori storytelling, entertainment, a sumptuous banquet, and a hot chocolate beside a moonlit Pohutu geyser.
Explore the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all-inclusive wine tour, and treat your taste buds! Visit local boutique vineyards, meet some of the families behind the vineyards, and learn how this sleepy, rural town blossomed into an internationally renowned wine region. This friendly and down-to-Earth tour is a must-do when visiting the beautiful Wellington Region.
Te Papa is New Zealand’s innovative and interactive national museum, located on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront. Explore the great treasures and stories of this country – the unique natural environment, and the vitality of Maori culture and its dynamic art heritage and fascinating history.
ZEALANDIA NIGHT SAFARI
WHITE ISLAND TOURS
Wellington / Weta Workshop
Wellington / 2.5 Hours / Karori Sanctuary
Whakatane / Half Day / White Island Tours
On this unique guided tour, get a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creativity of the world-renowned Weta Workshop, the five-time Academy Award-winning design studio and practical effects facility behind “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, “King Kong,” “Avatar,” “District 9,” “The Adventures of Tintin,” and “The Hobbit .” Includes return transfers from Wellington i-SITE.
Zealandia by Night offers a full experience of the sanctuary valley and all the magical sights, sounds, and senses that only New Zealand can offer. Explore the valley by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of some of the distinctive sights and sounds of New Zealand’s native forest. Experience many of the rare and endangered species and see those who only come out at night, possibly including some of the 130 little spotted kiwi who call Zealandia home.
Cruise across the pristine waters of the Bay of Plenty to White Island, New Zealand’s most spectacular volcano. After donning hard hats and gas masks, guides will lead you on an exploration of the crater. Experience roaring fumaroles, sparkling sulphur chimneys, bubbling pools of mud, and the awesome crater lake. Enjoy lunch aboard the boat before the return journey, which often provides the opportunity for dolphin watching.
SKYCITY GRAND HOTEL
Sleek rooms, gorgeous views, and the perfect location – close to Auckland’s many attractions – make this contemporary waterfront hotel your ideal choice. Stylish accommodations open to private balconies with harbor or city views.
This modern hotel is located in the bustling SkyCity entertainment complex, next to Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower. Spacious, modern guest rooms feature city views. The casino roars with over 1,700 gaming machines and 130 table games.
Located in the heart of Auckland, this modern urban oasis is close to great shopping, entertainment, dining, and major attractions. Retreat to guest rooms and suites featuring fulllength windows and city views.
• 166 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool • 24-hr fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
• 312 ac suites • 17 restaurants/4 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated lap pool • East Day Spa/fitness center/Jacuzzi/sauna • 24-hr casino • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 155 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated pool • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
A Selection of North Island Hotels HERITAGE HOTEL AUCKLAND
JET PARK AIRPORT HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE
SKYCITY HOTEL AUCKLAND
A historic landmark building and a modern tower are home to this luxury hotel in the heart of Auckland, giving guests a range of accommodation styles. After a day of sightseeing, dip into a rooftop pool with great harbor views.
Just a few minutes from the airport, this New Zealand-owned hotel offers complimentary shuttle transfers and free Wi-Fi. The award-winning Te Maroro Restaurant serves superb seasonal dishes.
This modern hotel is located in the bustling SkyCity entertainment complex, next to Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower. Contemporary style courses through the guest rooms, which have modern amenities and harbor or city views.
• 221 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor rooftop heated pool/indoor lap pool • 2 fitness centers • floodlit tennis court • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 222 ac rooms, suites & apartments • restaurant/lounge bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • fitness center • 24-hr complimentary shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi • kids play area
• 323 ac rooms & suites • 17 restaurants/4 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated lap pool • East Day Spa/fitness center/Jacuzzi/ sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
SUDIMA AUCKLAND AIRPORT
HEARTLAND HOTEL AUCKLAND AIRPORT
SCENIC HOTEL AUCKLAND
This new contemporary hotel is conveniently located close to Auckland Airport. Guest rooms have modern style, plush bedding, and a range of tech amenities. After a day of exploring Auckland, take a dip in the indoor pool.
Just minutes from downtown Auckland and its many attractions, this deluxe hotel welcomes you into contemporary guest rooms. After a day of sightseeing, dip into the outdoor pool.
• 153 ac rooms • restaurant & bar • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated pool • fitness center • airport shuttle service available • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 141 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • 24-hr room service • outdoor pool/ whirlpool • fitness center • complimentary airport shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi
WALDORF CELESTION APARTMENT HOTEL
WALDORF ST. MARTINS APARTMENT HOTEL
A landmark Art Deco building in the heart of Auckland is home to this deluxe hotel, close to great shopping, dining, and nightlife. MLC Café serves up New Zealand cuisine, specializing in fresh produce, meat, and seafood, plus local wines. • 96 ac rooms & apartments • restaurant/bar • room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
WALDORF STADIUM APARTMENT HOTEL
You’re just a few steps from Auckland’s many attractions, plus dining, shopping, and entertainment, at this modern apartment hotel. Soundproof accommodations feature full kitchens and open to private balconies with city views.
Located on the edge of Auckland’s CBD, this modern highrise apartment hotel is close to the Auckland Museum and other attractions. Guest accommodations feature full kitchens, separate lounge areas, and private balconies, plus city views.
Minutes from Spark Arena, the waterfront, and downtown dining and entertainment, this modern apartment hotel welcomes guests into self-contained accommodations featuring full kitchens, private balconies, and city or water views.
• 68 ac 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • restaurant • off-site 24-hr LifeStyle Fitness Professional Gym, lap pool & tennis court available • laundry • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 142 ac 1- & 2-bedroom apartments • breakfast restaurant • indoor pool • fitness center • laundry • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 165 ac 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom apartments • breakfast restaurant • on-site fitness center/off-site LifeStyle Fitness Professional Gym, lap pool & tennis court • complimentary Wi-Fi
HAKA LODGE AUCKLAND
SUDIMA HOTEL HAMILTON
The clifftops overlooking Karioitahi Beach provide an awesome setting for this deluxe oceanfront hideaway. Spacious guest accommodations feature state-of-the-art tech amenities as well as balconies with spectacular ocean views.
This hip new hostel puts you in the middle of Auckland’s action, just steps from city center and close to the ferry connection to Waiheke Island and Rangitoto Island.
An iconic 1876 building sets the scene for this elegant hotel, next door to SkyCity Casino and close to restaurants, pubs, and shops. Step into modern accommodations with kitchenettes. It’s a great base for visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set.
• 25 ac studios, chalets & tents • restaurant/bar • room service (breakfast only) • Bersantai Day Spa • archery/target shooting • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 51 ac private & dorm rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 69 ac rooms & apartments • bar • concierge • guest laundry • conference facilities • complimentary Wi-Fi
A Selection of North Island Hotels SCENIC HOTEL TE PANIA
HILTON LAKE TAUPO
HHHH Hawke’s Bay
WAIRAKEI RESORT TAUPO
Styled to complement its remarkable location with sweeping vistas over beautiful Hawke’s Bay, this luxury boutique resort hotel offers unmatched service. Just steps from Napier’s Art Deco district, it’s an ideal base to explore the region.
Set against the stunning backdrop of New Zealand’s largest lake and rolling mountain scenery, this deluxe resort offers a truly memorable stay. Most rooms open to patios or balconies with garden or lake views. Enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities.
Surrounded by landscaped gardens and unique geothermal features, this family-friendly resort is part of Wairakei Tourist Park, a wonderland of natural marvels and recreational activities. Spacious guest rooms open to breezy private balconies or patios.
• 109 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • 24-hr room service • complimentary access to Ocean Spa Gym • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 113 ac rooms & suites • restaurant • concierge/room service • outdoor heated pool/kids pool/thermal spa pool • fitness center/sauna/steam room • tennis courts • complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
• 186 ac rooms, suites & villas • 2 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • 2 geothermally heated hot pools/2 kids pools/6 whirlpools • The Body Firm Day Spa/fitness center/sauna • 9-hole golf course • tennis & squash courts/playground • complimentary Wi-Fi
SCENIC HOTEL BAY OF ISLANDS
HAKA LODGE BAY OF ISLANDS
JET PARK HOTEL ROTORUA
Island-influenced architecture, beautifully landscaped grounds, and light airy rooms make this resort hotel an ideal base for exploring the region’s historical sites. Stroll to Paihia’s main wharf, dining, shopping, and other attractions.
This hip new hostel stands opposite Paihia’s wharf, just a short stroll from the town’s bars and nightlife. Luxury dorms and en suite private rooms overlook the Paihia marina and Bay of Islands.
Centrally located just steps from Rotorua town center, this deluxe boutique hotel is ideal for exploring the area’s many attractions. You’re also close to Rotorua Central Mall, Rotorua Arts Village, and Tamaki Maori Village.
• 114 ac rooms • restaurant/bar • 24-hour reception/room service • outdoor pool • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 36 ac private & dorm rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 63 ac rooms, suites & apartments • café/lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool/whirlpool • kids indoor & outdoor play areas • discounted bookings to local attractions • complimentary Wi-Fi
SUDIMA LAKE ROTORUA
CHATEAU TONGARIRO HOTEL
Set right on the shores of gorgeous Lake Rotorua, this elegant resort hotel is close to Rotorua’s vibrant city culture and attractions. After a day of sightseeing or recreation, hide away in contemporary guest rooms, many with lake views. • 258 rooms • restaurant & bar • concierge/24-hr room service • indoor heated pool & 3 private spa tubs • complimentary off-site fitness center • daily cultural show & feast • complimentary Wi-Fi
HERITAGE COLLECTION WAITAKERE ESTATE
Located in Whakapapa Village in the heart of Tongariro National Park, this historic 1929 jewel greets guests with a timeless elegance. Step outside the hotel and go skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, golfing, and more four-season fun!
Nestled in a private paradise of landscaped gardens and surrounded by rainforest in the beautiful Waitakere Ranges, this upscale boutique resort is tranquility personified. Unique accommodations have forest, city, harbor, or garden views.
• 106 rooms • 2 restaurants/2 bars/café/high tea • concierge/room service • indoor pool • fitness center/sauna/salon • 9-hole golf course
• 14 ac rooms & apartments • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor pool • sauna • complimentary Wi-Fi
WHITE ISLAND RENDEZVOUS
Stay in authentic luxury adjacent to the harbor in the heart of New Zealand’s capital. A knowledgeable concierge will connect you to the arts, shopping, and culinary culture, creating a memorable Wellington experience.
You’re just steps from the Parliament Buildings, St Paul’s Cathedral, and more of Wellington’s attractions at this modern high-rise luxury hotel. Guest rooms and suites have the latest tech amenities and city views.
Experience the relaxed coastal atmosphere at this modern hotel, set opposite scenic Whakatane Wharf and just steps from the town center. Hop on a cruise to White Island and experience an active volcano right at the crater’s edge!
• 238 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/lounge • concierge/24-hour room service • indoor heated pool • spa/fitness center/Jacuzzi/sauna • meeting rooms
• 127 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/lounge • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 38 ac studios, apartments & villas • café/room service • tour desk/gift shop • complimentary Wi-Fi
SOUTH ISLAND MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAINS, GLACIERS, AND FJORDLANDS – A GREAT BASE FOR GREAT ADVENTURES! Aoraki Mount Cook
Know Your Destination Christchurch & Kaikoura Gateway to the South Island, Christchurch is home to soaring cathedrals, arts centers and galleries, and beautiful parks and gardens, and is the gateway to the South Island’s wineries, sports and recreation, wildlife, glaciers, and other natural attractions. Kaikoura invites you to relax – or to go kayaking, white-water rafting, quad biking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, biking, hiking, skydiving, and a zillion other pursuits!
Visit wineries and three national parks, and dive into adventure sports and New Zealand’s newest culinary hot spots in Nelson. “Superyachts” line up at the new waterfront along the picturesque town of Picton, the access point to Queen Charlotte Sound and the Marlborough Sounds. Queen Charlotte Sound is dominated by bush-clad shorelines, deep bays, and coves, ideal for exploring by sea kayak.
See both Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers in their massive, magnificent glory from the best possible vantage point – a helicopter hovering above Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.
Adrenaline Rush Get your fill of thrills in Queenstown, the premier fourseason adventure and sports destination, from bungee jumping, jet boating, skiing, and hang-gliding, to biking, hiking, off-roading, and canyoning.
West Coast Glaciers & Milford Sound
The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, massive remnants of the Ice Age, cascade down from the vast snowfields of the Southern Alps, but are easily accessible to mountaineers and hikers (as well as unforgettable scenic flyovers from helicopters and other aircraft). The definition of “awesome,” Milford Sound astounds with gorgeous waters, stunning Mitre Peak, rare marine life, and raw unspoiled beauty.
Tour the picturesque rolling hills of Marlborough, New Zealand’s flagship wine region, and be sure to sample a Sauvignon Blanc, the wine that made the region famous.
Cruise the length of the spectacular glacial fjord of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, and explore its stunning waterfalls, sheer rock faces, mountain peaks, rainforests, and wildlife.
Sound Advice It may be the world’s most beautiful 45-mile hike: The Queen Charlotte Track, from Ship Cove to Anakiwa, with its variety of landscapes and unsurpassed views.
Ski Do! June to October is “peak” season in Queenstown, and you can ski or board at four ski areas featuring slopes for all levels (including extreme), plus cross country trails.
Edge of Encounter Get up-close and personal with whales, dolphins, albatross, fur seals, and other wildlife at the small coastal town of Kaikoura, also known for its tasty locally caught crayfish!
All Aboard! Hop onto the TranzAlpine from Christchurch to Greymouth, winding through the spectacular Southern Alps, one of the most scenic train trips in the world.
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A Selection of South Island Sightseeing INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE
TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY
Christchurch / International Antarctic Centre
Dunedin / 1 Hour / Mondelez (Cadbury World)
Dunedin / Half Day / Taieri Gorge Railway
The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for an authentic, exciting experience of Antarctica that’s fun for all ages. You’ll visit “Antarctica” the Snow & Ice Experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern-day Antarctica, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins! There’s also the famously exciting Hagglund ride, a simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D, plus heaps more. It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!
Ignite the senses with a trip to Cadbury World Dunedin. Discover the magic of Cadbury when you join the Cadbury World one-hour experience. The tour includes an explanation of the chocolate making process, sensory experience, and, of course, a chocolate sampling! Choc-a-block with fun, it’s a must-do while visiting Dunedin.
A highlight of your visit to Dunedin is a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway, one of the world’s great train trips and one of Dunedin’s top attractions. Departing daily from downtown Dunedin into the Taieri Gorge, this trip travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and ever-changing scenery which cannot be seen by road! With sightseeing stops, the onboard café, and outside viewing platforms, it’s the perfect all-weather activity.
SEAL SWIM KAIKOURA
Kaikoura / 2.5 Hours / Encounter Kaikoura
Kaikoura / 3.5 Hours / Encounter Kaikoura
Kaikoura / 2.5 Hours / Seal Swim Kaikoura
Kaikoura is regarded as the best location in the world to see an assortment of albatross and other seabirds at close range in a relatively small coastal area. A short boat trip will introduce you to these magnificent seabirds. To see the wandering albatross, which has the largest wingspan of any living bird, is inspiring. Superb photography opportunities and interesting commentary provides a chance to learn as well as to create your own memories.
Swimming with the dusky dolphins of Kaikoura is a once-in-alifetime experience that will leave you with a fresh appreciation of a very unique encounter with nature. If swimming is not your preference, joining the tour to watch from the comfort of the boat is equally as special. The grace and beauty of the acrobatic dusky dolphins is a sight like no other and their energetic displays are exhilarating and beautiful to watch.
Swim with wild New Zealand fur seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula on this acclaimed tour, licenced by the New Zealand Department of Conservation. Tours are dependent on suitable sea conditions and depart daily from November to April.
WHALE WATCH® KAIKOURA
EXPLORE MARLBOROUGH WINE TOURS
CRUISE & KAYAK MILFORD SOUND
Kaikoura / 3.5 Hours / Whale Watch Kaikoura Ltd.
Marlborough / Explore Marlborough Wine Tours
Milford Sound / Half Day / Southern Discoveries
Whale Watch is located in the town of Kaikoura, a scenic 2.5-hour drive north of Christchurch. Towering snow-covered peaks fall to the ocean here, while just offshore a deep undersea canyon attracts an extraordinary abundance of marine life. Purpose-built vessels with outside decks offer great viewing and photo opportunities.
Tour Marlborough’s wine region on this full-day guided biking tour, suitable for all ages and abilities with flat terrain and easy biking. Visit and taste wines at 5-6 wineries, stopping for lunch ($) at one of them. lncludes pick up from accommodation, guide, bike gear, water bottle, and snack bar.
Experience natural wonders and enjoy excellent, up-close viewing of wildlife on your Milford Sound cruise, where specialist nature guides share lively and informative commentary. Disembark at Milford Sound Underwater Observatory into a viewing chamber to see rare black coral and colorful sea creatures. Then gaze through crystal-clear waters as you kayak for one hour with a specialist kayak guide in an intimate nature experience before returning to Milford wharf. The ultimate Milford experience.
WILDERNESS GUIDES LIMITED
CANYONING NEW ZEALAND
COACH/NATURE CRUISE/COACH FROM QUEENSTOWN
Picton / Full-Day / Wilderness Guides Unlimited
Queenstown / Canyoning New Zealand
Queenstown / Southern Discoveries
Wilderness Guides invites you to experience a multiple-day boutique guided walk of the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand. This stunning area, located at the top of the South Island, is fast becoming the place of choice for visitors looking for wilderness and adventure – yet with all the home comforts! Rated as one of the best new trips in the world by National Geographic Adventure.
Canyoning New Zealand gives you the opportunity to get involved in an awesome multi-sport adventure, with three different canyoning locations to suit everyone from beginners to experienced adventure seekers! Abseil, slide, jump, and swim while getting up close and personal with some off-thebeaten-track New Zealand beauty. You’ll be supplied with gear and an experienced qualified guide. Step out of your comfort zone and into some amazing memories of New Zealand.
Cruising through Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s quintessential experiences, and this stunning nature cruise is a highly popular day trip. Journey in a glass-roof coach from Queenstown through spectacular landscapes including dense rainforest, sheer mountains, and towering waterfalls. Board a nature cruise for a leisurely cruise the full length of the fiord exploring stunning scenery, and keep a lookout for wildlife. Return by coach, or take a scenic flight back to Queenstown (weather permitting).
A Selection of South Island Sightseeing DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET
DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE
DOUBTFUL SOUND WILDERNESS DAY CRUISE
Queenstown / 6 Hours / Ngai Tahu Tourism
Queenstown / 1 Day-1 Night / Real Journeys
Queenstown / 13 Hours / Real Journeys
Your wilderness trip is a spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt. Aspiring National Park. Disembark to explore the unique vegetation and wildlife on a guided walk through ancient native forest with your wilderness guide. Return along a back-country route where you stop to view some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for many international movies, including “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.”
An overnight cruise in the heart of the Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage area, is a must-do for any nature lover wanting to get off the beaten track. Cross Lake Manapouri and the Wilmot Pass to board the Fiordland Navigator. Explore by kayak or small boat with a specialist nature guide, encountering the abundant wildlife. Enjoy sumptuous meals prepared by an onboard chef. Coach connections available. Daily departures Sept – May.
Doubtful Sound is a UNESCO World Heritage area in the heart of the Fiordland National Park. A day trip into the vast and remote wilderness will take your breath away. Cross Lake Manapouri and the Wilmot Pass to board a purpose-built luxury catamaran, the Patea Explorer. The fiord is home to fur seals, bottlenose dolphin and penguins. Listen to the birdsong and experience the “Sound of Silence.” Coach connections available. Daily departures Sept – May.
FAMOUS ROUTEBURN TRACK DAY WALK
HOLLYFORD TRACK 3-DAY GUIDED WALK
Queenstown / 9 Hours / Ngai Tahu Tourism
Queenstown / 3 Days-2 Nights / Ngai Tahu Tourism
Queenstown / KJet
As you travel towards Glenorchy on a road that clings to the very edge of the lake, your guide will introduce you to the history and landscape of the region. Make your way on this great walk in Mount Aspiring National Park. Every step can be a story as your knowledgeable guide will describe the forest plants, point out those with medicinal benefits and ensure you stop and meet the native birds which are plentiful.
Located in Fiordland National Park, the Hollyford Track is one of the greatest guided walks in New Zealand. You’ll be transported from the wilderness to the sea, traversing the valley by foot, jet boat, and helicopter. Your expert guide brings to life the diversity of landscape, vegetation, and wildlife, as well as captivating stories of early Maori and pioneering families. Enjoy first-rate cuisine and personal service in comfortable private lodges.
Only KJet offers 60 minutes of unforgettable thrills, spins, and exhilaration across three waterways in one of the world’s most stunning locations! First, your jet boat roars across crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu at breathtaking speed, surrounded by majestic mountains and mesmerizing scenery. Hold on tight as you zoom onto the Kawarau River, complete with 360° spins. The adventure heightens as your driver navigates the fast-moving currents of Shotover River, racing up the shallow channels.
MILFORD SOUND DAY TOUR
MILFORD SOUND FLY/SCENIC/FLY
MILFORD SOUND HELI/CRUISE/HELI
Queenstown / Full Day / Great Sights New Zealand
Queenstown / 4 Hours / Air Milford
The pristine fjord of Milford Sound is hidden deep within Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage Site famed for its remote atmosphere and rugged beauty. Discover a world of cascading waterfalls, sheer rock faces, dense rainforest, and native wildlife, including penguins, seals, and dolphins. Although it is accessible by road, Milford Sound remains quiet and still. Visit this dramatic landscape and experience New Zealand’s unspoiled natural beauty for yourself.
Board a plane for a spectacular flight into Milford Sound. The 35-minute flight is the ultimate way to experience New Zealand’s vast and most dramatic scenery. Once you land, enjoy a short bush walk before boarding a vessel for a nature cruise through this spectacular fiord with excellent up-close viewing of wildlife. Upon disembarking at Milford wharf, you’ll be escorted back to the airport for your return flight to Queenstown. Airport transfers included.
Queenstown / 4 Hours / Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Queenstown Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters is renowned as the aerial filming company for “The Lord of the Rings” movies, but equally for scenic helicopter trips around “Middle Earth.” Explore wilderness forests, pristine lakes, majestic waterfalls, and jagged mountain peaks. This intimate tour includes a helicopter flight over Fiordland National Park, including a glacier landing and scenic boat cruise.
MILFORD SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE
MOUNT NICHOLAS FARM EXPERIENCE
Queenstown / 1 Day-1 Night / Real Journeys
Queenstown / 4 Hours / Southern Discoveries
Queenstown / Nomad Safaris
Stay overnight in a UNESCO World Heritage area and wake up to the dawn of a new day in magnificent Milford Sound. Experience the peaceful grandeur of the fiord when all the day visitors have left, anchoring in a sheltered cove for the evening. Explore by kayak or small boat with a specialist nature guide and enjoy sumptuous meals prepared by an onboard chef. Coach connections available. Daily departures Sept.-May.
Cruise to Mt Nicholas Farm on the western shores of Lake Wakatipu and enjoy spectacular views towards the Southern Alps and The Remarkables mountains. Disembark and join the farm guide on a tour of this authentic, working high-country farm. See the farm guide round up sheep and meet working farm animals, then watch the landscape unfold as you travel by 4WD vehicle to spectacular vantage points. Enjoy a Farmers Platter Lunch before the return cruise to Queenstown.
Nomad Safaris operates 4WD tours using a fleet of modern off-road vehicles on half- or full-day tours around the Queenstown area. “Safari of the Scenes” visits “The Lord of the RIngs” filming locations, while other exciting adventures take you back to the 1860s into Skippers Canon or Macetown searching for gold.
A Selection of South Island Sightseeing and Hotels NZONE SKYDIVE
QUEENSTOWN WINE TRAIL
Queenstown / Half Day / NZONE Skydive
Queenstown / 5 Hours / Original Wine Tour
Queenstown / 1.5 Hours / Ngai Tahu Tourism
It takes a certain kind of person to jump out of an aircraft at 15,000 feet into thin air. It takes courage. Harnessed to an experienced Jumpmaster, expect sensory overload as you step out of the aircraft door, and for some 60 seconds freefall toward the ground at 124mph – terminal velocity! Expect sensory overload as your mind, body, and soul fight against every natural self-preserving urge. Achievement doesn’t come sweeter. Maximum weight limit of 220 pounds applies.
The Queenstown Wine Trail offers a fun, personalized, and friendly sightseeing wine tour of vineyards and wineries in New Zealand’s premier wine regions – Queenstown and Central Otago. Tours include daily wine tours, wine combination tours, and private wine tours. The wine tours are small and personal with traveling time kept to a minimum, which allows for plenty of time to taste a variety of wines, sample cheeses, and enjoy a winery lunch and spectacular scenery.
The ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over three million people since 1965, and now it’s your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown’s only full 360° spins with the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
TOTALLY TOURISM – THE HELICOPTER LINE
WALTER PEAK FARM TOUR & BBQ LUNCH/DINNER
Queenstown / Skyline Queenstown
Queenstown / The Helicopter Line
Queenstown / 3.5 Hours / Real Journeys
Located at the top of the Skyline Gondola, Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a sumptuous lunch, dinner, or sunset cocktail. From fresh New Zealand seafood to delectable desserts, the delicious fare is matched by stunning views. A visit to Stratosfare is a unique and memorable experience.
Totally Tourism brings together some of the South Island’s best sightseeing options and adventure activities, with scenic helicopter ﬂights that are ideal to experience the pristine alpine environment of the West Coast Glaciers with close-up views of the glacier expanse. All ﬂights offer amazing views and glacier landings allow you to capture that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Let The Helicopter Line put you in touch with this special part of New Zealand. Flights vary from 20-40 minutes.
Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Wakatipu, with a colonial homestead and stunning lakeside gardens, the farm is a perfect place to spend a relaxing few hours. Join our rural host for a walking tour of the farmyard, watch the working dogs in action or stop and smell the roses. Add on a gourmet BBQ lunch or dinner at the Colonels Homestead Restaurant for a unique dining experience.
Queenstown / 2 Hours / Ziptrek Ecotours Ziptrek Ecotours is New Zealand’s #1 original zip-line tour, and is a spectacular and fun eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, situated on Skyline Gondola Hill. Ziptrek runs all year round and is stunning whatever the weather. With two tours to choose from, it is suitable for everyone, from an introduction into Queenstown adventure (Moa 4-Line Tour) to a gripping eco-exhilaration (Kea 6-Line Tour), including the steepest tree-to-tree zip-line in the world.
CHATEAU ON THE PARK -- CHRISTCHURCH, A DOUBLETREE BY HILTON
SUDIMA CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT
PAVILIONS HOTEL CHRISTCHURCH
With a moat, vineyard, and rose garden, this elegant resort epitomizes tranquility and is only a few minutes from downtown Christchurch. Contemporary guest rooms have amenities such as balconies, jetted tubs, and garden views.
Located at Christchurch Airport, minutes from city center, this property represents ultimate convenience and comfort. After a day of sightseeing, repair to the Lobby Lounge to warm up by the fireplace with cocktails.
Christchurch Just a few minutes’ walk from Christchurch’s dining, shopping, and nightlife, this deluxe boutique hotel welcomes guests into spacious accommodations with breezy private balconies. Jimmy’s serves an exquisite New Zealand menu.
• 192 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor heated pool • fitness center • complimentary shuttle to Christchurch CBD • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 246 ac rooms & suites • restaurant & bar • concierge/24-hr room service • fitness center • complimentary airport shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 89 ac rooms, suites & apartments • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool • fitness center/sauna • DVD library • complimentary Wi-Fi
A Selection of South Island Hotels CAMP ESTATE AT LARNACH CASTLE
TE WAONUI FOREST RETREAT
BELLA VISTA MOTEL FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
Set on the magnificent grounds of Larnach Castle, this historic guest house is located on the beautiful Otago Peninsula outside Dunedin. Spacious guest rooms are decorated in Neo-Classical style and feature fireplaces and countryside views.
This stunning natural eco-retreat is surrounded by native rainforest, a perfect entrée to the South Island’s pristine West Coast wilderness. Attentive service, fresh local produce, and boutique New Zealand wines make this truly a place to relax and refresh.
Set in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier Village, this excellent value resort is close to the Wilderness Centre, hot pools, walking paths, and more local recreation. Retreat to modern studio and family-size accommodations.
• 5 rooms • restaurant & lounge • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi • tour desk
• 98 ac rooms • restaurant/lounge • concierge/24-hour room service & reception • Amaia Luxury Spa • complimentary guest valet parking • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 18 rooms • restaurant/BBQ area • complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms • DVD library • 8 restaurants nearby, including Asian & Indian cuisines
SCENIC HOTEL FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
HERITAGE HANMER SPRINGS
THE WHITE MORPH – HERITAGE COLLECTION
HHHH Franz Josef
HHHH Franz Josef
HHHH½ Hanmer Springs
Just minutes from spectacular Franz Josef Glacier, this deluxe resort makes the most of its lush native bush surroundings and alpine views, and offers professional, friendly service. Guest rooms have a charming contemporary style.
Soak up the natural beauty of the Southern Alps at this beautiful historic resort, set in exquisite gardens. Dip into natural thermal waters, and sit down to seasonal Pacific cuisine and regional wines at Isobel’s Restaurant.
Set on the esplanade in Kaikoura, this boutique hotel delivers commanding views of the mountains and ocean, and is an excellent base to explore the region. Guest rooms feature the latest tech amenities and private balconies or patios.
• 130 rooms • 2 restaurants/2 bars • room service • 4 whirlpools • conference facilities • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 64 ac rooms & villas • restaurant/bar • 24-hr concierge/room service • outdoor pool • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa • tennis • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 31 ac rooms • BBQ area • complimentary Wi-Fi
HILTON QUEENSTOWN RESORT & SPA
The ultimate in exclusivity, this luxury resort stands in an organic vineyard in the center of Nelson’s famous Wine Country. Guest accommodations feature private terraces with sweeping countryside views.
Situated on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu, this top-flight resort is a short water-taxi trip from Queenstown. Spacious guest rooms feature fireplaces, separate lounge areas, and private balconies or patios.
• 3 ac suite, villa & apartment • restaurant/lounge/BBQ • concierge/room service • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 220 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/café/bar/wine bar • concierge/ room service • indoor heated pool/sauna/steam room/hot tub • eforea:spa/ fitness center • complimentary shuttle to town • complimentary Wi-Fi
Spectacular Lake Wakatipu is on the doorstep of this modern condominium resort, set within walking distance of restaurants, cafes, shops, and other attractions. Guest rooms and suites have heated bath floors and overlook the lake, gardens, or mountains.
THE REES HOTEL QUEENSTOWN
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON QUEENSTOWN
• 86 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/lounge/BBQ facilities • concierge/ room service • fitness center/sauna/whirlpool/massage services
Quiet, private, and sophisticated, this exceptional hotel epitomises Southern Hospitality at its finest, set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and an easy walk from Queenstown’s town center.
Set against a spectacular mountain backdrop, the stylish hotel is all about guest comfort. Rooms feature separate lounge areas, kitchenettes, and large windows with views of the mountains or lake. You’re just minutes from skiing in The Remarkables.
Capturing the atmosphere of a European-style lodge, this exquisite resort hotel is nestled into Queenstown’s gorgeous alpine landscape. Step into guest accommodations with views of the forest, The Remarkables mountain range, or Lake Wakatipu.
• 60 rooms/90 apartments/5 lakefront residences • restaurant/bar • 24-hr room service • fitness center • private jetty • complimentary town shuttle • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 98 ac rooms • 4 restaurants/café • room service • indoor pool ($) • fitness center/bicycle rentals • complimentary Wi-Fi • 10-seat executive cinema • complimentary shuttle to town
• 175 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/bar • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor heated pool • Body Sanctum/fitness center/sauna • limited complimentary Wi-Fi
FRENCH POLYNESIA / TAHITI LUSH, UNAPOLOGETIC BEAUTY AND HYPNOTIC VIEWS TO THE BLUE HORIZON…
Know Your Destination Exotic French Polynesia’s dramatic mountain ridges, European flair, and luxurious over-water bungalows lure visitors eager to experience serenity and sophistication in equal measure. Discover romance in five-star resorts that open directly onto gleaming beaches and clear blue waters. And keep a sharp eye peeled for international celebs.
Paradise Found It’s easier and more affordable than ever to tuck a tiare (fragrant white flower) behind your ear, pack your pareu (sarong) and swimsuit, and head off to find your own idyllic piece of Polynesian paradise. Each of the many islands is a tiny jewel, often appearing as though it is barely floating above the breaking waves… Blessed with a balmy tropical climate, the Tahitian islands are also drenched in French culture, including the language (although English is widely spoken, especially among hotel staff).
Get In & Get Going
Every visitor to French Polynesia must have a valid passport; a return airline ticket to their resident country or to at least two more continuing destinations; and sufficient funds to cover their planned stay.
Just a few miles from Tahiti, Moorea epitomizes the fabled South Seas paradise, its landscape a broad brushstroke of mountains, waterfalls, lagoons, beaches, meadows, and simple villages. Grab your snorkeling gear and head for the channel between Fareone and Tiahura motus, or rest your towel on a perfect patch of sand on romantic Temae Plage Publique.
The Regions Tahiti Get ready to be dazzled with crystalline waters, perfect sandy beaches, a friendly local vibe, and what may be the world’s most concentrated collection of elite resorts. The largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia, Tahiti is one of the most beautiful in all the South Pacific.
Bora Bora Surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reef, Bora Bora is one of the natural world’s unique creations, dominated by the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. It is the undisputed heavyweight champion of over-water bungalows, which were invented in the French Polynesian islands.
Other Islands Divers head to Rangiroa, the world’s second largest atoll, for unparalleled underwater exploration. Taha’a is the place to find perfect black pearls from one of the familyowned farms. Pedal a bike around Huahine and be put under the spell of its fragrant vanilla plantations.
Best Beaches for.... Swimming • Plunge into Tahiti’s Le Plage de Maui, Bora Bora’s Matira Beach, and Maupiti’s Plage Tereia.
Adventure • Top pros surf the challenging waves of Tahiti’s Teuhupo’o (7 surf breaks). • Dive into Tapu’s (Bora Bora) underwater sanctuary.
Romance • Rest your towel on a perfect patch of sand on Moorea’s Temae Plage Publique. • Remember how it all began on Bora Bora’s secluded talcum-soft beaches Note: It is acceptable and quite common to go topless on beaches in Tahiti, though nudity is not as common.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. F° 80 79 80 80 80 79 77 78 78 80 80 80 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 12.4 9.2 7.9 5.7 3.6 2.4 2.4 1.9 1.8 3.6 6.4 12.5 Feeding a stingray, Bora Bora
Top Experiences Sea & Ski
Catch Some Rays
Grab the controls of a Jet Ski and cruise Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay for a different perspective on the island of Moorea.
The Turtle Sanctuary at Le Méridien Bora Bora invites you to meet, greet, and learn about marine turtles in their natural environment.
Wade into a shallow lagoon, and hand-feed raw fishes to three-foot-wide southern stingrays, which are gentle and playful enough to touch!
I Sea Food…
No surprise that seafood is a Tahitian staple, so try some exotic local dishes such as parrotfish, barracuda, octopus, sea urchin, and river prawns (also known as chevrettes).
For a unique romantic experience, there are some resorts that will have breakfast delivered directly to your overwater bungalow – via canoe!
Don your snorkeling gear and join an underwater safari to Opunohu Bay, where you’ll get a fascinating view of exotic fish and brilliant corals.
Explore the brilliant and colorful undersea world to depths of 15 feet with Snuba, a version of scuba diving that uses an air hose instead of a tank.
Head off the beaten path in a 4x4 and discover relics of the early Polynesian era and WWII artillery left behind by American GIs, plus pearl farms and vanilla plantations.
BORA BORA Faanui Fare Piti Anau Nunue Vaitape Taurere
Maeva Fare Fiiti
Haapu Uturoa Avera Tevaitoa Opoa
Faaie Maroe Tefarerii
Papetoai Paopao Haapiti
Islands of Tahiti 9 Days
• MOOREA • BORA BORA Mount Rotui, Moorea
Day 1: Moorea
Day 5: Moorea- Bora Bora
Arrive in Moorea, home to amazing marine life and aquatic activities, where you can get up close to nature. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Airplane transfer from Moorea to Bora Bora.
Days 2: Moorea Moorea invites you to explore and experience its unique wonders with an array of exhilarating land and sea activities. Or you can simply relax on the powdery sands and cherish some of the most beautiful views on the planet.
Days 3-4: Moorea Set off on a safari experience and explore the ancient volcano that makes up the mountain range on Moorea. Next, visit the Mooreas Lycée Agricole (agricultural school) and its huge pineapple, vanilla, banana, grapefruit, and lemon plantings. Then head to a marae before driving to the Belvedere Lookout for stunning views of Cook and Opunohu bays. The final stop will be the Magic Mountain, where you’re rewarded with extensive views of the coastline, towns, and coral reefs of Moorea.
Mt. Otemanu, Bora Bora
Day 6: Bora Bora Spend the day at leisure, then head to world-famous Bloody Mary’s for dinner. Known for its fresh seafood, signature cocktails, and unique ambiance, the restaurantbar boasts sand floors and polished palm tree trunks for seats, all under a thatched roof.
Days 7-8: Bora Bora Spend your days exploring the most iconic of all Tahiti’s islands, the backdrop of many movies, TV shows, and of course, celebrity sightings. Take a cruise that will allow you to swim with and touch the graceful rays that reside in the lagoon, then swim with blacktip sharks while enjoying the stunning coral surroundings.
Day 9: Bora Bora Depart for home. Ancient stone carving, Moorea
Bora Bora & Tetiaroa 9 Days
• BORA BORA • TETIAROA Bora Bora
Day 1: Bora Bora Bora Bora is the most iconic out of all of Tahiti’s islands and is continuously the backdrop of many movies, TV shows, and of course, celebrity sightings. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel on a boat. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2: Bora Bora The day is yours to unwind and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Perhaps you may want to balance your senses with a revitalizing massage at the spa, sip a refreshing cocktail by the pool, or read a book on the beach – the options are endless.
Day 3: Bora Bora Embark on a motorized outrigger boat to meet the colorful fish, stingrays, and black tip sharks. It is to the sound of a ukulele that your Polynesian guide will lead
you to the motu where a tasty lunch of typical Tahitian dishes is prepared for you. Sit on one of the common large tables and enjoy local entertainment while sipping a cool drink. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 4: Bora Bora Depart Bora Bora by air to Tetiaroa.
Days 5-8: Tetiaroa Check in to The Brando on the breathtaking private atoll of Tetiaroa. This deluxe all-inclusive resort welcomes guests into individual villas, each with its own private beach area and plunge pool. Dine on Polynesian and French cuisine, play tennis, and unwind at the spa.
Day 9: Tetiaroa Depart for Bora Bora.
Snorkeling with butterfly fish
A Selection of French Polynesia Hotels LE MÉRIDIEN TAHITI
INTERCONTINENTAL TAHITI RESORT & SPA
MANAVA SUITE RESORT TAHITI
Entirely redesigned with a contemporary style that retains an authentic Polynesian touch, this resort’s spacious rooms and overwater bungalows offer exceptional views of the lagoon, the white-sand beach, and lush tropical gardens.
With a great location and stunning views of Moorea, this is the perfect place to begin or end your stay in Tahiti. Get pampered at Deep Nature Spa, snorkel in the Lagoonarium, take in a Tahitian dance show, and enjoy a romantic dinner in the overwater restaurant.
Facing the island of Moorea, this contemporary resort offers a superior level of luxury and a dreamy Polynesian theme. The large infinity pool seems to stretch past the horizon, and the nearby Taapuna Pool Bar serves up refreshing cocktails.
• 149 ac rooms & bungalows (12 overwater) • 2 restaurants/2 bars/coffee shop/pool bar • outdoor sand-bottom freshwater pool • water sports • live entertainment • art & cooking lessons
• 245 ac rooms & bungalows (32 over-water) • 2 restaurants/3 bars/swim-up bar • concierge/24-hr room service • 2 outdoor infinity pools • Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm/fitness center/sauna • water sports • wedding services
TAHITI PEARL BEACH RESORT
• 121 ac rooms & suites • restaurant/2 bars • concierge/room service • outdoor infinity pool • Manea Spa/fitness center • water sports • excursions
TIKEHAU PEARL BEACH RESORT
CONRAD BORA BORA NUI
Experience the true meaning of paradise at this unique luxury resort on Tahiti’s East Coast. Guest rooms and suites combine contemporary style with Polynesian influences, and have large furnished balconies with views of Matavai Bay.
Located on the stunning pink-sand atoll of Tikehau, this boutique resort features genuine Polynesian style and a serene atmosphere. Relax with massage therapy in the spa’s beach bungalow, kayak in the lagoon, and swim with the rays!
• 91 ac rooms, suites & premium floors • restaurant/bar • outdoor infinity pool • Le Spa Well-Being Center/fitness center/sauna/hammam • free Internet access • free shuttle & activities • boutiques
• 37 ac suites, overwater & beachfront bungalows • restaurant/bar/pool bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • Manea Spa • water sports/ Jet Skis/PADI Dive Center
INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA RESORT & THALASSO SPA
LE MÉRIDIEN BORA BORA
HHHHH Bora Bora Bora Bora’s newest luxury resort, this beachfront property opens to a private cove on Motu To’opua. Step into deluxe accommodations with panoramic ocean views, get away to an exclusive private island, and unwind in Hina Spa’s alfresco treatment area. • 114 ac villas & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars • concierge • outdoor infinity pool • Hina Spa/24-hr fitness center • water sports • daily cultural activities • Tamari’I Kids Club • complimentary Wi-Fi
THE ST. REGIS BORA BORA RESORT
This chic resort is unique in every way, from the full-time wedding planner to the mineral-rich seawater in the spa. Spacious over-water villas feature incomparable views of the lagoon and Mt. Otemanu, while family villas nestle in a coconut grove on the islet.
This luxury resort sits on a magnificent islet surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and offers stunning views of Mount Otemanu. Step into overwater bungalows with the largest glass floors in Bora Bora.
Amid lush landscaping edged by white sands and a crystalline lagoon with Mount Otemanu as an iconic backdrop, this resort is the epitome of carefree elegance with villas designed to embrace indulgent island living.
• 93 ac overwater bungalows, beachfront bungalows & pool-beach villas • 3 restaurants/3 bars • 2 outdoor infinity pools • Manahau Wellness Center • complimentary water sports • Bora Bora Turtle Center Sanctuary
• 90 ac villas & overwater bungalows • 4 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/ 24-hr room service • 2 outdoor pools/kids pool/water sports • Miri Miri Spa by Clarins/fitness center/tennis • kids program • complimentary Wi-Fi
BORA BORA PEARL BEACH RESORT & SPA
INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA LE MOANA RESORT
• 80 ac over-water villas & 2 ac family villas • 3 restaurants/2 bars • outdoor infinity pool/water sports/tennis • Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm/fitness room • wedding planning • coral garden & ray feeding • complimentary Wi-Fi
SOFITEL BORA BORA PRIVATE ISLAND
Live a timeless experience and enjoy tailor-made service at the only luxury boutique resort on Bora Bora. Within this iconic property nestled in the heart of Bora Bora’s sparkling lagoon, intimacy and tranquility are the keys to an unforgettable stay.
Set amid the gentle beauty of the reef that crowns the island, this member of The Leading Hotels of the World offers an authentic Polynesian experience coupled with luxurious accommodations, gastronomy, and service.
• 31 ac over-water bungalows, lodges & villas • restaurant/bar/room service • complimentary American breakfast • spa • water sports • complimentary Wi-Fi & mini-bar • access to facilities at Sofitel Marara
• 30 ac garden pool & beach bungalows & 50 ac overwater bungalows • 3 restaurants/2 bars/pool bar • outdoor freshwater pool • Manea Spa & Fitness Center • water sports/tennis • coral nursery • PADI Dive Center/ snorkeling
Bora Bora At this intimate hideaway, air-conditioned bungalows nestle on the white-sand beach and float over the flawless lagoon of Matira Beach. Unforgettable honeymoons are made here! The concierge can organize any activity, including world-class scuba diving. • 64 ac bungalows (14 beach & 50 over-water) • 2 restaurants/poolside bar • concierge/24-hr room service/activity desk • outdoor freshwater infinity pool • Deep Ocean Spa • water sports/PADI dive center • weddings
A Selection of French Polynesia Hotels SOFITEL BORA BORA MARARA BEACH RESORT
HILTON MOOREA LAGOON RESORT & SPA
SOFITEL MOOREA IA ORA BEACH RESORT
Contemporary and welcoming, this quintessential Bora Bora resort invites you to the “Pearl of the Pacific.” In the heart of one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, the resort offers a colorful atmosphere, ideal for families, with a wide range of activities.
Ideal for guests seeking a high-end resort with privacy, exceptional service, and a relaxing environment in harmony with the Polynesian culture, this property features beautiful views of the lagoon.
A rare and refined sophistication in the heart of paradise, this exclusive resort stands at the edge of an infinite white-sand beach on a magnificent lagoon with views over the island of Tahiti. Dive into motorized and non-motorized water sports.
• 104 ac bungalows & suites • 3 restaurants/3 bars • concierge/room service • outdoor infinity pool • Moorea Lagoon Spa/fitness center • water sports/kids activities • live entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 113 ac bungalows, over-water bungalows & villas • 2 restaurants/ 2 bars • outdoor pool/private beach • spa/Jacuzzi • PADI dive center/water sports/snorkeling • Polynesian dance shows nightly
MANAVA BEACH RESORT & SPA MOOREA
LE TAHA’A ISLAND RESORT & SPA
• 55 ac bungalows (garden, lagoon, beach & over-water) • restaurant/bar • complimentary American breakfast • outdoor pool/private beach/Jacuzzi • holistic spa • activities center/water sports • live entertainment
INTERCONTINENTAL MOOREA RESORT & SPA
HHHH Preferred Partner
Set on 17 lush acres between the mountains and the lagoon, this luxury resort invites you to do everything – or nothing at all. Swim with dolphins and rays. Enjoy a Polynesian massage. Search for treasures at a nearby gallery.
Set near Cook’s Bay and the Gulf of Moorea, this elegant resort blends traditional, modern, and Polynesian style. Beachside accommodations feature sweet privacy and garden views, while overwater bungalows face the blue horizon.
Taha’a Island Proud member of the Relais & Châteaux collection, this deluxe resort welcomes you to a world of pristine beauty and barefoot sophistication. Accommodations open to the beach or are perched above the lagoon.
• 144 ac rooms & junior suite bungalows (50 over-water) • 3 restaurants/ 3 bars/swim-up restaurant-bar • 2 outdoor infinity pools • Hélène Spa/ fitness center • water sports/PADI dive center • tennis
• 90 ac rooms & bungalows • restaurant/2 bars • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • Manea Spa • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 57 ac suites & villas • 3 restaurants/2 bars/pool bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • spa/fitness center • water sports/PADI Dive Center • floodlit tennis court
FIJI ENDLESS VISTAS, SPARKLING BEACHES, CLOUDLESS SKIES, WARM WELCOMES… IT’S THE VERY DEFINITION OF EXOTIC!
Know Your Destination
A stunning archipelago with over 300 islands, all surrounded by dreamy beaches, vibrant coral reefs, shimmering sapphire waters, and views to an infinite horizon, Fiji is, hands down, simply one of the most exotic places in the world, a sensory journey where coconutscented trails lead you to the gentle lapping of the waves and awaken you to otherworldly sights and sounds. It’s a life-defining vacation destination.
Expect to be entranced by some of the world’s best accommodations, from five-star resorts, to eco-resorts, to hidden finds, all accentuated by authentic smiles, plus a provocative landscape that lures both adventureseekers and those looking for the utmost quietude.
Get In & Get Going All visitors to Fiji must have a passport valid for 6 months beyond their visit, plus an onward or return airline ticket; visitor permits, good for stays of up to 4 months, are issued upon arrival. You’ll find it easy to get around, shop, and enjoy cultural experiences. English is spoken, and public transportation is easy to navigate in Viti Levu, with air-conditioned buses, taxi service, and rental car availability.
Viti Levu is Fiji’s largest island, home of Suva, the capital city, and Nadi, Fiji’s main international gateway and transit point for other Fiji destinations. Denarau, a private upscale island, is lined with luxury resorts and is the jumping-off point for the Mamanucas, Yasawas, and other outlying island chains. The south coast of the island is known as the Coral Coast, nexus of resorts, adventure sports, and cultural arts.
Mamanuca Islands A volcanic archipelago of 20 different islands, the Mamanucas (just off the coast of Denarau) are all about beautiful beaches, lagoons, and crystal-clear waters, untouched natural wilderness, and unbeatable diving and water sports action, from Vomo to Malolo.
Yasawa Islands One of Fiji’s most stunning regions, this chain of 20 ancient volcanic islands northwest of Viti Levu presents white-sand beaches and dramatic monoliths surrounded by picture-postcard lagoons straight out of your most blissful dreams. Go hiking in gorgeous mountain terrain, hit the surf for kayaking and snorkeling, and stroll the warm sands on the beaches at the edge of the world…
Vanua Levu Whether touring the Snake Temple near Labasa, diving to see the soft corals, or just exploring along the Hibiscus Highway, Vanua Levu has lots to offer. Fiji’s second largest island, it’s less tourist-oriented than Viti Levu, but there’s still lots to see and do for the more adventurous traveler.
Best Beaches for.... Swimming • Rediscover yourself on Yasawa Island, lined with swimmable white-sand beaches including Yawini Beach and Paradise Beach. • Take a dip into Coral Coast’s pristine Natadola Beach.
Adventure • Snorkel through rainbow-hued coral gardens on secluded Sovi Bay on Viti Levu’s famous Coral Coast. • Dive deep into the waters of the Pacific Harbour and explore the different species of sharks and their way of life.
Romance • Take a barefoot stroll hand-in-hand on tiny Malolo Lai Lai in the Mamanuca Islands off Viti Levu, with hypnotic sunset views as your backdrop. • Recline on a hammock at any resort and meditate to the inspiring view of the Pacific horizon. Note: Nude sunbathing (and topless sunbathing for women) is illegal in Fiji.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. F° 80 80 80 78 76 74 73 73 74 75 77 79 Avg. Rainfall (inches) 11.4 10.7 14.5 12.2 10.1 6.7 4.9 8.3 7.7 8.3 9.8 12.5
Top Experiences Cave to Your Desires
Finding Nemo’s Twin
Live to Dive
The Naihehe Cave seems even eerier when you realize that it’s a fortress of one of Fiji’s last cannibal tribes, and contains a ritual platform and cannibal “oven.”
Meet the superstar known as Nemo – or at least one of the anemone fish or “clownfish” on which he’s based – when you snorkel in the florid reefs off Taveuni.
Hit the Surf
There’s too many great dive spots to list, so flip a coin or just explore… Rakiraki, on the north coast of Viti Luvu, where you’ll find chromatic pristine reefs and an abundance of fish.
Explore the beautiful Mamanuca Islands aboard the classic schooner Seaspray, including a traditional kava ceremony at the Fijian island village on Yanuya.
Catch a wave off the southernmost Mamanucas around Tavarua and Namotu, as well as off the Coral Coast near Pacific Harbour.
The Only Way to Fly
Parasailing, Jet-Skiing, game fishing, surfing, diving, swimming, water-skiing, kayaking, sailing… There’s no end to the water sports fun you can enjoy in Fiji!
Maximize your “island time” by arriving at your resort via seaplane or helicopter transfer, available from multiple operators.
Tokoriki Island Matamanoa Island Mana Island Castaway Island Malolo Island Plantation Island & Musket Cove
VANUA LEVU Matangi Island Savu Savu Taveuni
The Sunshine Coast
Rakiraki Beachcomber Island Treasure Island Bounty Island Navini Island Nadi Denarau
Toberua Island Nakelo
Sigatoka The Coral Coast Korolevu
There may be nothing more Fijian than indulging at the spa at your resort, which range from open-air bures, to cabanas overlooking the lagoon, to plunge pools with waterfalls, and beyond.
Spa in Paradise
Royal Davui Island
Fiji Coral & Sand 9 Days
Day 1: Coral Coast Welcome to Fiji! You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your resort on the Coral Coast.
Days 2-4: Coral Coast
• CORAL COAST • MAMANUCA ISLANDS Denarau to your resort, where you will be welcomed onto the island by the resort staff. This afternoon is yours to explore the resort and get acquainted with your new surroundings.
Over the next 3 days you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself into the laid-back Fijian way of life. Relax at the resort, soak up the warm rays on the beach, explore the local villages, or try your hand at one of the many water sports available at the resort. Join a cultural tour of Fiji’s picturesque Sigatoka Valley and explore the rich history of the island and its people. After experiencing a traditional Kava ceremony, you will be taken to the extensive Naihehe cave network for an afternoon of light adventurous exploring.
Days 6-8: Mamanuca Islands
Day 5: Coral Coast – Mamanuca Islands
Unfortunately the time has come to say goodbye to this slice of paradise. A ferry will pick you up at your resort and take you back to Port Denarau, where a driver will meet you and transfer you back to the airport.
This morning you will be picked up and taken to Port Denarau, gateway to Fiji’s closest island group, the Mamanuca Islands. A ferry will take you from Port
Snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, sunbathing…the options are endless. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to do as little or as much as you want while exploring one of the world’s most majestic destinations. Take the Seaspray sailing adventure out into the ocean and explore the nearby islands, together with a visit to a traditional Fijian village. Be sure not to get left behind on Monuriki Island, made famous by Tom Hanks in “Cast Away.”
Day 9: Mamanuca Islands – Coral Coast
VANUA Yasawa Island
Tokoriki Island Matamanoa Island Mana Island Castaway Island Malolo Island Plantation Island & Musket Cove
The Sunshine Coast
Beachcomber Island Treasure Island Bounty Island Navini Island
VITI LEVU Nakelo
Sigatoka The Coral Coast
Pacific Ocean Navala village
Royal Davui Island
Denarau and the Northern Islands 9 Days
• DENARAU • SAVU SAVU Denarau Harbour & Marina
Day 1: Denarau
Days 4-8: Denarau – Savu Savu
Welcome to Fiji! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your resort on Denarau Island. The island is technically called “an island” and is connected to the mainland by a short bridge. Denarau is home to golf courses, several luxurious resorts, and the Marina, gateway to the islands.
This morning you will make the short journey to Nadi, where you will board your short flight to Vanua Levu and Savu, and then transfer to your resort. Be sure to take full advantage of your resort’s extensive water sports and other recreation options! Aside from the 9-hole golf course and dreamy spa treatments, there’s an ocean full of fun like snorkeling, sailing, water-skiing, and kayaking.
Day 2: Denarau Today is a perfect opportunity for you to enjoy the resort by going for a swim in one of the pools, enjoying some of the water sports and activities, or simply relaxing and relishing the surrounding beauty.
Day 3: Denarau Today you will head into Fiji’s countryside for a peek into the last remaining traditional village. After taking in the sights of Lautoka and Ba, you’ll be welcomed into the village with a customary Kava ceremony. After touring the village, take the opportunity to meet the local schoolchildren and learn about Fiji’s educational lifestyle.
Separately, you can take a leisurely cruise around the island, as well as visit the traditional village of Nukubalavu, wander the nearby rainforest with its picturesque waterfall, tour a pearl farm at the bay, learn about the mangroves from a marine biologist, and explore the bustling and vibrant farmers market in town.
Day 9: Savu Savu – Denarau Transfer to the airport to meet your departing flight.
Malolo Island Plantation Island & Musket Cove
Botaira Island Tokoriki Island Matamanoa Island Mana Island Castaway Island
Matangi Island Savu Savu
The Sunshine Coast
Rakiraki Beachcomber Island Treasure Island Bounty Island Navini Island Nadi Denarau
Toberua Island Nakelo
Sigatoka The Coral Coast Korolevu
Royal Davui Island
A Selection of Fiji Sightseeing and Hotels BLUE LAGOON CRUISES
ISLAND HOPPERS FIJI
PACIFIC ISLAND AIR & SEAPLANES
Fiji / 3, 4 or 7 Days / Blue Lagoon Cruises
Fiji / Island Hoppers Fiji
Fiji / Pacific Island Air
Take a magical journey aboard the Fiji Princess through the stunning Yasawa Islands. This boutique cruise lets you see the ‘real’ Fiji, where you’ll visit a traditional Fijian village, swim in crystal clear lagoons and gaze out on idyllic tropical scenes you previously thought only existed in the movies! All shore excursions and meals are included.
Fiji’s premium helicopter and charter airline service, Island Hoppers specializes in efficient and reliable air transfers for passengers to maximize “Island Time.” Resort Express Service meets and greets all passengers and transfers them to a private lounge offering complimentary cold beverages and Wi-Fi. Board a scenic flight to your destination in the Mamanucas, Coral Coast, Pacific Harbour, Yasawas, and beyond. Fixed-wing flights to Savusavu and Taveuni offer large passenger windows for a more scenic view over Fiji.
Pacific Island Air offers helicopter, seaplane and airplane services from Nadi Airport to all Fiji islands. Flights operate daily on a per seat basis to the Mamanucas, Yasawas, and Coral Coast; all other destinations are on private charter only. Flights operate during daylight hours only. Scenic flights, day trips, and medivac services are also provided.
SOUTH SEA ISLAND
Denarau / Captain Cook Cruises
Denarau / SeaFiji
Denarau / Half Day or Full Day / Blue Lagoon Cruises
Captain Cook Cruises transforms Fiji vacations into voyages of discovery. The Fiji Islands offer tropical beauty and diversity, and there are 330 islands to discover! Learn to dive, swim in the blue lagoon, discover ancient limestone caves, snorkel spectacular coral reefs, visit traditional villages, and meet the locals on six different itineraries for three, four, seven, or eleven nights aboard MV Reef Endeavour, a 130-passenger islandhopping floating resort.
SeaFiji has built a strong reputation for its fast boat transfer services between Denarau and the Mamanuca Islands over the past 16 years. Inter-island connections allow you to choose multiple resorts for your Fiji getaway. SeaFiji offers ondemand day and night transfers 24/7 – your schedule is our schedule. Maximize your island time, and get on board with SeaFiji – your ride to Paradise.
Board a high-speed catamaran and enjoy a full or half day on a private, uninhabited South Sea Island near Denarau. On the island, enjoy snorkeling, sailing, and kayaking; relax with a massage; dip into a swimming pool; stroll the white-sand beach; and explore beneath the waves in a semi-submersible vessel. A tasty BBQ and salad lunch is served, and beer, wine, and soft drinks are included while you are on the island.
SUNSET DINNER CRUISE
TIVUA ISLAND DAY CRUISE
MALAMALA BEACH CLUB
Denarau / 3 Hours / Captain Cook Cruises
Denarau / Full Day / Captain Cook Cruises
Mamanuca Islands / Blue Lagoon Cruises
Cruise into the Pacific Island sunset with a complimentary welcome drink and a great BBQ dinner. Fijian cultural entertainment and spectacular scenery round-off a perfect evening on the water. Complimentary transfers are available from Nadi hotels.
Set sail aboard a tall ship or sailing catamaran departing Denarau daily, and cruise to stunning Tivua Island, a paradise ringed by a white-sand beach and 500 acres of coral gardens. The cruise includes snorkeling and glass-bottom boat tours, a tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, beer wine and soft drinks on Tivual Island; kava ceremony and Fijian entertainment, volleyball, and use of canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and snorkeling gear.
Surrounded by Fiji’s famous crystal-clear waters, Malamala Beach Club welcomes guests to their own island experience. The large, resort-style infinity edge pool is the perfect setting to enjoy a cocktail with panoramic views of the South Pacific. Kick back and relax in one of the private cabanas, sharing something fresh and delicious from a selection of food and beverages, or just float around and soak up the sun listening to smooth tunes.
HILTON FIJI BEACH RESORT & SPA
TOBERUA ISLAND RESORT
LIKULIKU LAGOON RESORT
HHHHH Denarau Island
Effortless luxury defines this evolving beachfront resort, a favorite of couples and families. Take in glorious ocean views through your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Some accommodations have access to a private or shared plunge pool.
Step into traditional bures for an unforgettable Fijian vacation at this unique resort, set on its own private island and blending Pacific and contemporary style. Go swimming and diving, catch the breezes from your private deck, and refresh at the spa.
Adults Only This resort is a haven of subtle luxury for adults only, featuring Fiji’s only authentic overwater bures. Accommodations have private courtyards with outdoor showers, plus spacious decks with ocean views.
• 298 ac suites & villas • 3 restaurants/deli/3 bars • 9 outdoor pools/kids pool • concierge/room service • spa/fitness center • water sports/ kids club • golf nearby
• 16 bures • restaurant/bar/room service • outdoor saltwater pool/ sundeck • spa/fitness center • complimentary water sports gear • PADI dive center • 9-hole reef golf (low tide only) • excursions
• 45 ac bungalows (10 overwater & 35 beachfront) • restaurant/lounge/bar • infinity-edge pool/spa pools • Tatadra Spa/fitness center • snorkeling/ water sports • island nature trails
A Selection of Fiji Hotels VOMO ISLAND FIJI
TOKORIKI ISLAND RESORT
CASTAWAY ISLAND, FIJI
All-Inclusive A destination for couples and families alike, this luxury boutique resort is renowned for its white-sand beaches, acclaimed cuisine, numerous activities, and personal service unsurpassed in the South Pacific.
Adults Only Secluded on the most northern of the Mamanuca Islands, this luxury boutique resort delivers exceptional Fijian warmth and hospitality. Freestanding beachfront bures and villas have South Pacific sunset views.
My Time / Preferred Partner
Surrounded by white-sand beaches, this iconic private island resort is ideal for romantic couples. Stylish bures are set at water’s edge and throughout lush gardens. Enjoy creative Pacific Rim cuisine and a myriad of water sports.
• 28 ac villas & 4 ac residences • 2 restaurants/2 bars • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • Kui Spa/fitness center • water sports/fishing • tennis/9-hole golf course • PADI Dive Center • kids club • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 18 ac Beachfront Bures/8 ac Beachfront Pool Bures/10 ac Sunset Pool Villas • 2 restaurants/bar/live entertainment • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor pools • Senikai Spa • water sports/PADI 5-Star Dive Center • tennis/volleyball • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 65 ac bungalows (bures) • 4 restaurants/4 bars/live entertainment • awardwinning chef & restaurant • 2 outdoor pools • spa • tennis/water sports • PADI 5-Star Gold Palm Dive Center • kids club • complimentary Wi-Fi
MALOLO ISLAND RESORT
MANA ISLAND RESORT & SPA
MATAMANOA ISLAND RESORT
This intimate rustic resort invites you to escape the stress of modern living and relax amid golden-sand beaches, coral reefs, swaying palms, and azure seas. Colonial-style bures have spacious verandas with ocean views.
Set on 300 acres of tropical paradise, this intimate resort offers white-sand beaches, crystal-clear lagoons, and colorful marine life. There’s a new infinity pool, swim-up bar, private cabanas, and a variety of new restaurants.
Adults Only Opening directly onto a private white-sand beach in the Mamanuca Islands, this intimate adults-only boutique resort caters to couples in stunning beachfront villas and beachfront bures with plunge pools and cabanas.
• 46 ac bures • 3 restaurants/bar • 2 outdoor pools/swim-up bar/ entertainment lounge • Leilani’s Spa • snorkeling/windsurfing • daily activities program
• 160 ac oceanfront suites, beachfront & honeymoon bures • 7 restaurants/ coffee & snack bar/4 bars • 2 outdoor pools/kids pool • Mana Spa/fitness center • water sports/tennis • entertainment • kids club • wedding chapel
• 46 ac villas, bures & resort rooms • restaurant/lounge • concierge • outdoor freshwater pool • Vendomoni Spa • water sports/PADI 5-Star Dive Center • tennis
MUSKET COVE ISLAND RESORT & MARINA
TREASURE ISLAND RESORT FIJI
TROPICA ISLAND RESORT
HHHH Mamanuca Islands
My Time / Preferred Partner
HHHH Mamanuca Islands
HHHH Mamanuca Islands
HHHH Mamanuca Islands
Dive into great water sports or just unwind at this laid-back boutique resort on Malolo Lailai. Rustic style courses through the tranquil guest accommodations, which feature open-plan designs and private lanais.
Ideal for families, couples, and honeymooners, this popular resort occupies its own island atoll amid a stunning marine sanctuary. Go swimming and snorkeling, play tennis, and unwind at the sensual spa. Retreat to luxurious traditional bures.
Adults Only Ideal for honeymooners, couples, and wedding groups, this adults-only boutique resort stands along a beach in a sheltered bay. Guest accommodations feature private balconies with ocean views; suites also have private plunge pools.
• 55 ac rooms, villas & bures • 2 restaurants/café/2 bars/complimentary breakfast • outdoor free-form beachfront pool • Makare Wellness Spa • water sports/PADI Dive Center/marina/hiking/bicycle rentals • boutique/ cooking classes
• 68 ac bures • restaurant/bar • 3 outdoor pools/sundeck • Senikai Spa • motorized & non-motorized water sports/PADI Dive Center • live entertainment/cultural activities & classes/kids club
• 33 ac suites, bures & villas • restaurant/bar/beach bar • outdoor horizon pool/sundeck/private beach • spa • water sports • cultural activities • nightly entertainment • excursions • complimentary Wi-Fi
BEACHCOMBER ISLAND RESORT
FUNKY FISH BEACH & SURF RESORT
THE PEARL RESORT
All-Inclusive This great value resort opens directly onto a glistening white-sand beach and borders a marine sanctuary with a delightful Turtle Project breeding program. Dive into game fishing, dance contests, and cocktail mixing classes.
This small, friendly island resort opens onto a white-sand beach on the majestic island of Malolo in the heart of the Mamanuca Islands. Beachfront bures feature kitchenettes and private decks. Hit the beach for the best surfing in Fiji!
Stylish and chic, this luxury resort opens onto a gorgeous beach just steps from Pacific Harbour’s Arts Village. Lavish accommodations open to balconies with garden, marina, or ocean views. Rejuvenate in style at the Oceanside spa.
• 54 bures & lodge rooms • 2 restaurants/deli/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • Senibua Spa • water sports/PADI 5-Star dive center • daily entertainment & activities • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 23 rooms • restaurant/bar • outdoor pool/sundeck • spa • water sports • game room/tour desk • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 210 ac rooms & suites • 6 restaurants/deli/6 bars/pool bar • concierge/ 24-hr room service • outdoor pool • The Pearl Spa/fitness center/steam room • Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed 18-hole golf course • marina
A Selection of Fiji Hotels UPRISING BEACH RESORT
QAMEA RESORT & SPA, FIJI
DOUBLETREE RESORT BY HILTON HOTEL FIJI – SONAISALI ISLAND
Offering an island experience with mainland convenience in Fiji’s Adventure Capital, this friendly, locally owned resort offers adventure, relaxation, and sheer natural beauty all in one stunning location. Dive into thrilling water sports!
Adults Only Winner of the World Travel Awards’ “Fiji’s Leading Spa Resort,” this exclusive boutique property is ideal for adults seeking a truly authentic island experience with a touch of luxury. Accommodations have full ocean views.
Embrace island life at this deluxe beachfront getaway, surrounded completely by the warm South Pacific. Step into contemporary guest rooms and bures with the latest tech amenities and private balconies with sweeping with ocean views.
• 24 bures & villas (deluxe rooms), 20-bed dorm • restaurant/2 bars • concierge/room service • outdoor freshwater pool • fitness center • water sports • Jet Skis/excursions & cruises
• 17 ac bures & villas • restaurant/bar • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • Jungle Spa • water sports/PADI 5-Star Dive Center • weddings & honeymoons
• 120 ac rooms & bures • 2 restaurants/3 bars/pool bar • concierge/ room service • outdoor free-form pool • spa/24-hr fitness center • tennis/ paintball/hiking/jogging track • water sports/scuba • kids club
TAVEUNI ISLAND RESORT & SPA
MATANGI PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT
PARADISE TAVEUNI FIJI
Romantic, elegant, and private, this outstanding resort stands on a hilltop overlooking the Somosomo Straits. Individual villas are set amid spectacular gardens and feature panoramic views of the ocean from every angle.
Adults Only Catering to a maximum of 12 couples seeking natural beauty and offering fine dining, superb snorkeling, and premier scuba diving, this adults-only boutique resort is located in the lush tropical northern part of Fiji.
Perfectly positioned between the Pacific Ocean and an extinct volcano, this resort on Taveuni’s western coast is one of the world’s most coveted deep-water scuba diving locations. Bures have outdoor Jacuzzis and breezy private terraces.
• 12 ac rooms • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast/BBQ facilities • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • spa • water sports/eco-tours • library
• 12 bungalows & treehouses with outdoor stone showers • restaurant/lounge • concierge • outdoor pool • Ocean Spa • water sports/PADI Dive Center • daily excursions • Stay 7/Pay 5 All Year, No Blackouts, All Bure Categories
• 10 bures & 6 ac vales • restaurant/bar • outdoor horizon-edge pool • PADI Dive Center • cultural activities
JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU RESORT FIJI
NAMALE RESORT & SPA
KORO SUN RESORT & RAINFOREST SPA
All-Inclusive Relax, explore authentic Fijian culture, and engage with the unspoiled environment at this award-winning boutique resort, overlooking Savusavu Bay and surrounded by coral reefs, marine sanctuary, and secluded beaches.
All-Inclusive This ultra-all-inclusive resort offers the utmost in exclusivity, privacy, and luxury for the ultimate experience. Idyllically set in an oceanfront rainforest, this property invites you into exquisite accommodations with stunning views.
All-Inclusive Embrace a warm and friendly Fiji island experience at this deluxe all-inclusive resort, featuring adventure, rejuvenation, and romance. Private, exclusive accommodations offer vivid views of the ocean and reefs beyond.
• 24 bures with ceiling fans & 1 ac villa • restaurant/lounge • concierge/ room service • outdoor pool/3 kids pools • oceanfront day spa • nanny service • separate family facility with pools & zip-line • Bula Kids Club • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 19 ac bures & villas • 2 restaurants/2 bars/wine cellar • concierge/ room service • 2 outdoor pools • Namale Spa Sanctuary/fitness center • water sports/PADI 5-Star Dive Center • tennis courts/live entertainment • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 50 ac bures & 4 ac rainforest villas • 2 restaurants/3 bars • room service • 3 outdoor pools/kids pool • Rainforest Spa • water sports/PADI Dive Center • tennis/9-hole golf course • Koro Sun Movie Theatre/Jungle Kids Club
INTERCONTINENTAL FIJI GOLF RESORT & SPA
OUTRIGGER FIJI BEACH RESORT
NANUKU AUBERGE RESORT FIJI
HHHH Vanua Levu
This captivating resort provides guests with an outer island experience along one of the world’s most desirable beaches. Spacious rooms and suites have Cleopatra-style baths. Tee off on a challenging 18-hole championship golf course.
Reminiscent of a traditional Fijian village, this luxury resort delivers sweeping ocean views in an exquisite tropical landscape along a white-sand beach. Most accommodations feature signature VIP Talai butler service.
This Fijian-style all-villa beachfront resort is acclaimed for its contemporary luxury, exquisite cuisine, and personalized service. Spacious accommodations have Balinese design, private pools, and private terraces with ocean views.
• 271 ac rooms & suites • 6 restaurants & bars • concierge/24-hr room service • 3 outdoor pools • Spa Intercontinental/fitness center/yoga • 18-hole championship golf course • Kids club • wedding chapel & conference facilities
• 252 ac rooms, suites & bures • 5 restaurants/6 bars/live entertainment • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor lagoon pools/kids pool • Bebe Spa/ fitness center • adults-only Vahavu Pool & Bistro • kids club
• 24 ac suites & villas • restaurant/2 bars • concierge/room service/ butler & nanny service • outdoor infinity pool • Lomana Spa/fitness center • water sports • kids club
My Time / Preferred Partner
HHHHH Viti Levu
A Selection of Fiji Hotels WANANAVU BEACH RESORT
YATULE RESORT & SPA
FIJI HIDEAWAY RESORT & SPA
Situated on the northernmost point of Fiji’s main island at Viti Levu, this sterling resort combines mainland convenience with the idyllic isolation of an island retreat. Learn to dive with the PADI dive pros, and unwind at Wai Spa.
Discover a tropical beachfront paradise on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. Dive into water sports and rejuvenate at the luscious spa. Just steps from beautiful Natadola Beach, the contemporary bures are havens of seclusion, peace, and tranquillity.
An idyllic stretch of white-sand beach and palm trees is right outside the doors of this spectacular resort, an ideal getaway for couples and families alike. Step into bures and villas that open onto breezy private terraces with stunning views.
• 34 ac bures • restaurant/bar • outdoor pool • Wai Spa • water sports/ PADI Dive Center • tennis/tours & excursions
• 36 ac bures • restaurant/2 bars/complimentary breakfast • concierge • outdoor pool • Spa Vishala/fitness center • water sports • golf nearby
• 96 ac bures & villas • 2 restaurants/coffee shop/café/bar/pool bar • outdoor pool • spa/lava rock sauna/fitness center • water sports/PADI dive center • Fijian Kids Club/live entertainment
ANCHORAGE BEACH RESORT
YASAWA ISLAND RESORT & SPA, FIJI
FIRST LANDING BEACH RESORT AND VILLAS
HHH½ Viti Levu
Treat yourself to jaw-dropping sunsets at this exclusive resort, set on a white-sand beach on Fiji’s main island. Accommodations open to balconies with ocean or garden views; villas have their own kitchen, dining area, and private pool.
Experience the best of Fiji at this intimate hillside boutique resort that welcomes guests into breezy guest accommodations featuring jetted tubs and private balconies with mountain or ocean views. After a day of play, rejuvenate at the spa.
All-Inclusive Indulge in sweet seclusion on one of the most remote islands of Fiji, in a spectacular setting with pristine private beaches and crystalline waters. Traditional thatched beachfront bures are truly luxurious.
• 40 ac bures & villas • 2 restaurants/2 bars/pool bar • room service • outdoor freshwater pool • Dream On Spa • live entertainment • complimentary kids club/kids activities/kids stay free 16 & under • marina
• 50 ac rooms & villas • 2 restaurants/3 bars/pool bar • concierge/room service • 2 outdoor pools/kids pool/sundeck • Senibua Spa • water sports/ PADI dive center • kids playground & activities
• 18 ac bures • restaurant/bar/private dining • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • Baravi Beachfront Spa • PADI dive center/water sports • kids club (special weeks only)
PACIFIC ISLANDS Cook Islands / Samoa / Vanuatu
ULTIMATE SERENITY, UNOBSTRUCTED VISTAS & UNSPOILED SEASCAPES AT THE SOUTH PACIFIC’S BEST-KEPT SECRET
Know Your Destination The South Pacific is a smattering of islands that, while small in size, are big on enjoyment. Samoa, Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Niue add up to a hearty serving of flawless beaches, secluded island hideaways, and adrenaline-fueled action against dramatic natural backdrops. While the official languages of countries such as New Caledonia (French), Samoa (Samoan), and the Cook Islands (Maori) are “foreign,” English is widely understood and spoken in all of these islands, especially by people in the tourism industry.
Get In & Get Going It’s a snap to visit all of the South Pacific islands, as the entry requirements for these destinations are generally the same: visitors need passports that are valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay, plus onward/return tickets. In all cases, visas are not required for stays up to 30 days.
The Regions Cook Islands Settle beneath the shade of a palm tree and let the sand sift through your fingers – the Cook Islands are the ultimate island escape. Unhurried and uncrowded, this spray of tiny Pacific islands lures visitors with wide, secluded beaches, endless shimmering seascapes, and the promise of total relaxation. Striking Rarotonga serves as the gateway to the rest of the islands.
Vanuatu Idyllic beaches, balmy breezes, spectacular reefs, and friendly locals make Vanuatu “the happiest place on earth”. Find peace and adventure in equal measures in this chain of 83 islands in the southwest Pacific, famous for the world’s most accessible active volcano, located on
Tanna Island, and for its picturesque scenery and perfect diving conditions in calm, crystal-clear waters.
Best Beaches for....
• Swim in the celestial waters of one of Atiu Islands’ untouched beaches, tucked in a secluded corner of paradise. (Cook Islands)
Sun, sand, sea, and exquisite cuisine together create the ultimate island vacation in New Caledonia, renowned for its fusion of French and Melanesian cultures that co-exist in serene tropical surroundings that seem almost too good to be true. Dine on food and wine that would be at home in the finer precincts of Paris!
Samoa Fall in love with one of the smallest countries on the planet…Samoa. Rainforests, waterfalls, caves, blowholes, lava fields, and stunning beaches are your playgrounds. Join in a kava ceremony, get an authentic Samoan tattoo, go scuba diving, catch a game of “kilikiti” (similar to cricket), and unwind on beaches that face endless horizons.
Tonga Very little has changed since Captain Cook “discovered” Tonga over 200 years ago – and that’s a good thing! Recognized as a prime destination for whale-watching, Tonga’s tiny island also impresses with shipwreck dive sites, ethereal lagoons, and stunning coral reefs. Visit charming fishing villages with traditional customs, and revel in all sorts of water sports, like kayaking, and surfing.
• Become one with nature on Champagne Beach, on Vanuatu’s Espiritu Santo Island.
Adventure • Snorkel and get up-close with humpback whales in Tongan waters. • Paddle out at Aganoa Beach (Savaii, Samoa), and challenge the waves just 50-100 yards from shore!
Romance • Whisper sweet-nothings on Hufangalupe Beach, a stretch of white sands and stunning turquoise waters and one of Tongatapu Island’s (Tonga) most dreamily scenic areas. • Rediscover your love as you take a stroll on the powdery sands of Vanuatu’s Tamanu Beach. Note: Nude bathing is not permitted in Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu. Topless sunbathing is permitted on the beach at Noumea in New Caledonia. There are no nude or topless beaches in the Cook Islands.
Niue No traffic lights, no crowds, no lines… Niue is one of the smallest countries on the planet, and has one of the highest standards of living per capita of the Pacific Islands. All you need to bring is an adventurous attitude – it’s a must in Niue to get the most out of your time here. Gear up for world-class diving, fishing, caving, and swimming with whales and dolphins.
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Top Experiences Arrive & Dive Explore beyond the protected marine sanctuary in Port Vila to see impressive wrecks, such as the Star of Russia, the Konanda, an ex-Qantas Sandringham “flying boat,” and the luxury liner SS President Coolidge.
Umu for 2
Walk the Walk
The variety of walks in Niue will leave you breathless. From virgin rainforest, to dramatic caves, to rugged coastlines, you’ll stumble onto spectacular views, hidden swimming coves, and surprises around every corner.
For prime surfing thrills, head to Upolu’s southern shores at A’ufaga Village, or put your skills to the test at the famed Plum Pudding Rock, Solosolo.
In Tonga, sit down for succulent local fresh vegetables, cooked in earth ovens called umus, and served with, of course, kava, a calming drink made from the roots of the kava plant.
Rise early and visit the Maketi Fou on Fugalei Street in Apia, Samoa, to sample local flavors and enjoy a refreshing tropical juice.
COOK ISLANDS FUNAFUTI
Wallis Islands Futuna
VANUATU Efate Port Vila
FIJI YASAWA GROUP VITI LEVU
AMERICAN SAMOA (USA)
Savai’i Upolu APIA
SOUTHERN GROUP PALMERSTON
A Selection of Pacific Islands Sightseeing and Hotels ALEIPATA DISTRICTS & TO SUA TRENCH DAY TOUR
NORTHERN TOUR OF SAVAI’I
TE VARA NUI VILLAGE
Apia / 8.5 Hours / Samoa Scenic Tours
Apia / 12 Hours / Samoa Scenic Tours
Rarotonga / 2 Hours / Te Vara Nui Village
Explore the coasts of Upolu and view magnificent waterfalls, rainforest, plantations, and traditional Samoan villages. A stop will be made at the spectacular To Sua Trench, a natural deep swimming hole surrounded by tropical foliage. Lunch is served on the beautiful white sands of Faofao Beach and the return journey follows the southwest coast with a stop at the Papapapaiatai Falls en route over the cross island road with spectacular views back into Apia.
Tour the island of Savai’i and explore the beautiful northern coast, including visits to Sapapalii, the landing place of the early missionaries, and Saleaula Village, where local families still live among the lava fields created from the 1905 Mt. Matavanu eruptions. See the ruins of the village church and the incredible site of the Virgin’s Grave, and stop at the Satoalepai Wetlands, where you can view the turtles. Lunch is provided, and there is also time for a refreshing swim.
Learn about Polynesian history, traditional medicine, ancestral fishing and navigational techniques, legends, and beliefs at Rarotonga’s Te Vara Nui Village. The Over Water Night Show delivers an authentic cultural performance while you enjoy a delicious buffet. The interactive Cultural Village Tour immerses you in the powerful story of the Cook Islands’ Maori culture. The popular Combo Extravaganza combines the Cultural Village Tour with the Over Water Night Show.
PACIFIC RESORT AITUTAKI
AITUTAKI LAGOON RESORT & SPA
HHHHH My Time / Preferred Partner
Perfect for romantic getaways, the wedding of your dreams, or a gathering of family and loved ones, this awesome boutique resort – with its private villas set at the edge of stunning Aitutaki Lagoon – is renowned for authentic Polynesian luxury.
Discover a sanctuary of romance, refinement, and luxury at this boutique resort on the sandy shores of Aitutaki Lagoon. Secluded beachfront hideaways feature marble bathrooms, plus front porches directly on the beach.
Adults Only (16+) Serene and sublime, the only private island resort set directly on Aitutaki Lagoon is blessed with unique overwater bungalows and jaw-dropping lagoon views. Say ‘I do’ on Sunset Beach, then dine on the beach under the Milky Way.
• 3 ac 1- & 2-bedroom villas • daily tropical & self-cook breakfast items delivered to villa • off-site restaurant meal plans • concierge/room service • spa services • complimentary bicycles, kayaks & snorkeling equipment
• 27 ac bungalows • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast • room service • outdoor infinity pool • Tiare Spa • complimentary kayaks & snorkeling gear • life enrichment activities
• 36 ac bungalows & villa • 2 restaurants/2 bars/beach dining • room service • outdoor pool • SpaPolynesia/gym • complimentary stand-up paddleboards/kayaks/snorkeling/cultural activities • wedding planner • Wi-Fi access throughout
CRYSTAL BLUE LAGOON LUXURY VILLAS
RUMOURS LUXURY VILLAS & SPA
TE MANAVA LUXURY VILLAS & SPA
The white sands of Muri Beach are right outside the doors of this exclusive boutique luxury resort, a contemporary combination of island simplicity and supreme style. Elegant duplex villas feature private outdoor living space and sweeping ocean views.
Discerning travelers find ultimate seclusion and exclusivity at this stunning retreat that opens onto one of the world’s great beaches. Step into elegant villas with marble baths, full kitchens, private pools, courtyards, and private decks.
For those who value independence and privacy while relaxing and enjoying luxury surroundings, this exclusive villa complex opens onto white-sand Muri Beach. Set in tropical gardens, guest suites and villas have private pools.
• 7 ac 2-bedroom villas (private pools in all villas) • complimentary daily breakfast/BBQ • concierge/room service • Waterfall Spa • kayaks & snorkelling gear • tour desk • Wi-Fi ($)
13 ac suites & villas • concierge • outdoor pool/sundeck • Te Manava Spa • water sports • access to facilities at Pacific Resort Rarotonga including kids club
NAUTILUS RESORT RAROTONGA
LITTLE POLYNESIAN RESORT
• 4 ac villas • BBQ facilities • outdoor infinity pool • water sports
TE VAKAROA VILLAS
This secluded property is set directly on Muri Beach, with unsurpassed views of Muri Lagoon and the South Pacific. Villas have Polynesian décor, full kitchens, large private verandas, and the latest tech amenities.
This tranquil beachfront boutique resort is set against a mountain backdrop that melts into crystal-clear Muri Lagoon. Retreat to villas with private saltwater plunge pools. Indulge in oceanfront dining and the blissful spa.
• 6 ac 1- & 2-bedroom villas • complimentary breakfast daily • outdoor infinity pool • beachfront Jacuzzi & day bed gazebo • complimentary beach activities
• 17 ac villas with private plunge pools • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor beachfront infinity pool • Spa Nautilus • water sports • tour desk • kids concierge • complimentary Wi-Fi
My Time / Preferred Partner
Rarotonga Adults Only (15+ yrs.) Nestled on the southern tip of Rarotonga overlooking the azure lagoon, this adults-only resort is a sophisticated playground. Serenity is certain, seclusion guaranteed, and romance everywhere. It’s unpretentious luxury on an idyllic beach. • 14 ac rooms & bungalows • restaurant/bar/complimentary breakfast • concierge/room service • outdoor infinity pool/sundeck • water sports • close to cultural attractions, shops & restaurants
A Selection of Pacific Islands Hotels MANUIA BEACH RESORT
MURI BEACH CLUB HOTEL
Experience the magic of a true Polynesian paradise at this intimate adults-only resort! Step into newly refurbished accommodations – only steps away from the sparkling blue ocean – featuring island-style décor and furnished verandas. • 24 ac suites & bungalows • restaurant/bar/tropical buffet breakfast/daily happy hour • outdoor freshwater infinity pool • water sports/snorkeling • complimentary cultural activities • Wi-Fi access
THE RAROTONGAN BEACH RESORT & SPA
PACIFIC RESORT RAROTONGA
Adults Only This adults-only boutique resort, with all the trimmings, is set on stunning Muri Beach with amenities and facilities designed to pamper! Take advantage of the spa, onsite shopping, tour desk, yoga, and manager’s cocktail reception.
Set in an unrivaled location on the white sands of Muri Beach, this premium Rarotonga resort blends modern comforts and traditional island hospitality. Retreat to intimate guest rooms, suites, and villas with garden or ocean views.
• 30 ac rooms with balconies • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor pool/sundeck • spa/salon • water sports • nightly entertainment • walking distance to cafés, shops, restaurants & cultural center
SANCTUARY RAROTONGA – ON THE BEACH
My Time / Preferred Partner
• 64 ac rooms, suites & villas • restaurant/café/bar/complimentary breakfast • concierge/room service • outdoor pool/kids pool • water sports • kids club
THE EDGEWATER RESORT & SPA
This iconic full-service resort opens onto the beachfront on the shores of Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve, Rarotonga’s best snorkeling spot. Relax on your private veranda with a sunset cocktail. Renowned for romantic sunset beach weddings.
Adults Only (16+) Indulge in this leading boutique beachfront resort with a distinctive South Pacific ambiance, secluded white sands, crystal-clear blue lagoon marine reserve, and even a unique swim-up bar. Be pampered at the spa.
This elegant resort offers a tropical island escape in a relaxed, comfortable, and friendly environment, with a white-sand beach, picturesque blue lagoon, and spectacular sunsets. Hide away in accommodations with furnished balconies.
• 110 ac rooms, suites, bungalows & villa • restaurant/bar • room service • outdoor pool/beach gazebo • spa/fitness center • gift shops • tour desk • stand-up paddleboarding/kayaking/snorkelling/fish feeding/cultural activities • wedding planner • kids club • Wi-Fi access throughout
• 48 ac suites • 2 restaurants/2 bars/pool bar • outdoor pool • SpaPolynesia Luxe@Lime Blossom Villa/sauna/Jacuzzi • complimentary stand-up paddle boarding/snorkeling/kayaks/tennis/cultural activities • Wi-Fi access throughout
• 280 ac rooms, suites & 3-bedroom villas • 2 restaurants/bar/happy hour • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • spa/salon • tennis/daily cultural activities • Coconuts Kids Club • Wi-Fi throughout
LAGOON BREEZE VILLAS
MOANA SANDS BEACHFRONT HOTEL & VILLAS
MURI BEACH RESORT
Nestled amid lush gardens, this relaxed resort is situated across the road from its own white-sand beach. Guest villas feature kitchens and private balconies. Unwind in the large swimming pool and children’s pool.
Situated on the stunning southern coast of Rarotonga, this property offers great value for absolute beachfront accommodation on an iridescent blue lagoon, a premier spot for snorkeling and swimming. Patios and balconies have spectacular views.
Opening onto stunning Muri Beach and overlooking the tropical islet of Ta’akoka, this intimate, island-style resort welcomes guests into deluxe villas and apartments set in tropical gardens or with stunning ocean views.
• 18 ac villas • breakfast café/bar/happy hour/3 BBQ areas • daily complimentary tropical breakfast • outdoor pool/kids pool • kayaks/ snorkeling gear • kids playground • Wi-Fi access
PALM GROVE RAROTONGA
• 27 ac studios, apartments & villas • restaurant/BBQ/bar • Moana Sands Hibiscus Salon • complimentary kayaking & snorkeling gear • tour desk • close to shops and activities
THE BLACK PEARL AT PUAIKURA
THE ISLANDER HOTEL
• 20 ac villas • restaurant/bar/BBQ • room service • outdoor saltwater pool • massage services • water sports/bicycle rentals
With bungalows on the beach or amid flower gardens on the enchanting southern coast, this resort is an intimate, friendly piece of paradise. The water sports are superb on one of the island’s best beaches. Bungalows have private verandas.
A pristine beach is right across the road from this intimate boutique resort, a magical spot to watch awesome South Pacific sunsets! Hide away in breezy guest rooms with vaulted ceilings, private patios, and garden or pool views.
With a setting directly on lovely Nikao Beach and close to Avarua city, this intimate boutique resort offers an excellent value South Seas vacation. Retreat to spacious guest rooms with brilliant views of the blue Pacific Ocean.
• 22 ac bungalows • open-air restaurant/bar • Friday happy hour/ Sunday BBQ • concierge • outdoor freshwater pool • motorbike rentals/ complimentary snorkels & kayaks • Wi-Fi access • guest laundry
• 12 rooms • BBQ facilities • concierge • outdoor saltwater pool • water sports
• 13 ac rooms • restaurant/2 bars • concierge/room service • outdoor pool • complimentary airport shuttle
A Selection of Pacific Islands Hotels IRIRIKI ISLAND RESORT & SPA VANUATU
RATUA PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT
TANOA TUSITALA HOTEL
Set amid the spectacular tropical landscapes of Port Vila Harbour and Mele Bay, this deluxe resort offers the perfect balance between convenience and peaceful seclusion. Retreat to spacious guest accommodations with breezy verandas or balconies.
Just off Espiritu Santo, you’ll find a unique eco-lodge and authentic South Pacific experience at this exclusive luxury hideaway, perfect for passionate adventurers. Retreat to a 200-year-old Indonesian villa or a luxury safari tent.
Set amid 12 acres of landscaped gardens, this luxury resort is just steps from Apia’s central business district and other attractions. Step into guest accommodations with sleek modern style and private balconies or patios.
• 137 ac rooms, suites, villas & fares • 4 restaurants/4 bars/pool bar • concierge/24-hr room service • 2 outdoor pools • Iririki Day Spa/fitness center • water sports/tennis/game room • Iririki Kids Club/playground • complimentary Wi-Fi
• 13 villas & 3 safari tents • restaurant/bar • concierge • outdoor pool • Sunny Spa/yoga • water sports/marina • horseback riding
• 95 ac rooms & suites • 2 restaurants/lounge/pool bar • 24-hr room service • outdoor pool/kids pool • fitness center • tennis • kids playground
TAUMEASINA ISLAND RESORT
AGA REEF RESORT
LE VASA RESORT
Step directly onto a white-sand beach from this lively resort, just a few minutes from Samoa’s capital. Retreat to guest accommodations with private patios and Pacific Ocean views. Go diving and sailing, play tennis, and unwind at the spa.
A tropical paradise of cliffs, lagoons, beaches, and lush greenery sets the scene for this tranquil luxury resort. Rooms and oceanfront villas have private verandas Go snorkelling in some of the planet’s clearest and most colourful waters.
Escape to a secluded oceanfront resort in a tropical paradise with stunning views of Manono and Savaii islands. Experience luxurious oceanfront bungalows with private decks. Sip a cocktail while gazing at amazing sunsets.
• 105 ac rooms & villas • 2 restaurants/3 bars • concierge/24-hr room service • outdoor pool/kids pool • Fofo Spa & Sauna/fitness center • water sports/tennis • cultural activities/kids activities
• 16 ac rooms & villas • restaurant/bar • 2 outdoor pools • water sports gear • cultural entertainment
• 13 ac oceanfront villas • ocean view restaurant/2 bars • outdoor freshwater pool/sundeck • media & game room • facial/massage services • water sports/fishing/tours • Wi-Fi available
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