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★ INCREDIBLE OFFERS!! ★ OTHER INCREDIBLE OFFERS TO BALI, HAWAII, SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, THE SUNSHINE COAST, PORT DOUGLAS, BROOME, AND DARWIN CAN BE VIEWED ON OUR WEBSITE www.kingwilliamtravel.com.au

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Cruise Coron

★ 6 DAY - PERTH ★ DEPARTING DAILY

INCLUDES RETURN AIRFARES AND 5 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION AT THE CRITERION HOTEL, (CENTRALLY LOCATED, RATED ★★★) EXTRA NIGHTS $60 PER PERSON AND CAR RENTAL FROM $49 PER DAY

VALID UNTIL 31 AUGUST 2012

FROM F ROM A WIDE SELECTION OF OTHER ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS RATES. * CONDITIONS APPLY AND PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.

★$683★

★ 6FLY/DRIVE DAY - GOLD COAST ★ (DEPARTING DAILY)

VALID UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2012 COST PER PERSON FOR 2 PEOPLE SHARING AN APARTMENT FROM COST PER PERSON FOR 4 PEOPLE SHARING AN APARTMENT FROM COST INCLUDES:

★$692★ ★$535★

★ Return airfares Adelaide/Gold Coast/Adelaide. ★ 5 DAYS CAR HIRE - A NEW AIR-CONDITIONED AUTOMATIC 4 DOOR WITH COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE & 250 KMS PER DAY. The 5 seater car is supplied by “RED BACK CAR RENTALS” and is airconditioned with power steering and CD player. ★ 5 nights accommodation (twin share) at the luxurious Sandcastles on the Broadwater Resort (Rated ★★★★). This lovely property is only 10 minutes to the centre of Surfers Paradise, 15 minutes to the major theme parks and only 2 minutes stroll to cafes and restaurants. The property features a large swimming pool with spa, gymnasium and games room, tour desk, BBQ area, all set in magnificent Tropical Landscaped Gardens. The apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, air-conditioning, TV, telephone and refrigerator. ★ You can extend your holiday for only $78 per person per night (2 people sharing) and $47 per person per night (4 people sharing). THIS COST INCLUDES CAR HIRE AND ACCOMMODATION. ★ Conditions Apply and prices are subject to availability.

★ 8 DAY - CAIRNS ★

DEPARTING EVERY MON, WED, THURS, SUNDAY

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★$677★

★ Return airfares Adelaide/Cairns/Adelaide. ★ 7 nights accommodation (twin share) at the delightful Cairns Reef Apartments and Motel (Rated ★★★★), situated only 7 minutes drive from the centre of Cairns. The property features a tropical garden with swimming pool, complimentary tennis court and racquets plus free electric BBQ under a tropical gazebo. The resort is only 600 metres to the Southside Shopping Centre, 500 metres to the Woree Tavern, 600 metres to the Cairns Golf Course, 500 metres to McDonalds and a short walk to economical restaurants. You will be upgraded “Free of Charge” to an apartment featuring private facilities, air conditioning, kitchen facilities (4 hot plates and microwave), all linen, crockery and cutlery, large refrigerator, television with complimentary in-house movies, telephone, a laundry, complimentary tea/coffee/milk on arrival, a private balcony or patio. ★ You can extend your stay from only $42 per person per night. ★ CAR RENTAL is available for only $45 per day. ★ A number of day and half day sightseeing tours operate from the resort daily. ★ A wide selection of other accommodation is available at various rates. ★ Conditions Apply and prices are subject to availability.

★6FLY/DRIVE DAY-TASMANIA ★ (DEPARTING DAILY)

★$821★ ★$872★ ★$972★

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COST INCLUDES: ★ Return airfares Adelaide/Hobart/Adelaide. ★ 5 Days car hire - with vehicle insurance, unlimited kms, touring maps & information. The cars are air-conditioned & feature CD players. ★ 5 nights accommodation (twin share) staying with the superb INNKEEPERS DISCOVERY INNS (Rated ★★★½). All rooms feature ensuites, tea and coffee making facilities and many properties have recreational options such as swimming pools, spas, saunas and games rooms. You can stay for as many nights in each destination as you choose in either Hobart, Launceston, Port Arthur, Devonport, Sheffield, Swansea, Tullah and Ulverstone. ★ You can extend your holiday from only $92 per person per night. THIS COST INCLUDES CAR HIRE AND ACCOMMODATION. ★ Conditions Apply and prices are subject to availability.

★ ESCORTED OVERSEAS TOURS FOR THE OVER 50s★ TOURING/CRUISING FILM FILM “MEDITERRANEAN” FILM MORNING AND TRAVEL TALK

★ Friday, 13 April - 10.00am to 11.30am ★ Owen Bryce Sales Manager for “Insight Vacations” will present 2 Films on “Touring and Cruising the Mediterranean” followed by a travel talk ★ Telephone 8212 2132 ★ Complimentary morning tea will be served ★

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A regal welcoming party awaits cruise passengers on the tiny island of Coron, writes Roderick Eime

27 DAY - "THE SPLENDOUR OF ITALY" TOUR AND “GRAND MEDITERRANEAN” CRUISE INCLUDING A "10 DAY ITALIAN COACH TOUR" AND A "13 DAY MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE" ON “PRINCESS CRUISES” LUXURIOUS 116,000 TON SUPERLINER “RUBY PRINCESS” ★ FREE CHAUFFEURED TRANSFERS TO AND FROM YOUR HOME ★

Departing: Sunday, 12 August, 2012 This magnificent escorted INSIGHT VACATIONS “MEDITERRANEAN TOUR AND CRUISE” can not be missed. The holiday commences with your chauffeured home pick-up to transfer you to the airport to join your Singapore Airlines flight to Rome. The 10 day "Italian Coach Tour" includes 3 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Florence, 2 nights in Stresa, 2 nights in Venice We thyen commence 12 NIGHTS ON OUR “GRAND MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE” plus 2 nights in magnificent Barcelona. The cruise from VENICE to BARCELONA includes ATHENS (Greece), EPHESUS (Turkey), ISTANBUL (Turkey), MYKONOS (Greece), CAPRI/NAPLES (Italy), Rome (Italy), FLORENCE/PISA (Italy), MONTE CARLO (Monaco) and BARCELONA (Spain). You will fly home from Barcelona via Singapore with Singapore Airlines. On arrival into Adelaide (Friday, Sept. 7) you will once again be driven home by limousine. THE OPTION OF EXTENDING YOUR STAY IS AVAILABLE TO YOU. Cost Includes: Home pick up and return (metro area), Return airfares from Adelaide, Superb hotel accommodation, 26 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 19 dinners, touring and entrance fees as per the itinerary. Your 13 day “Grand Mediterranean Cruise” with all meals, port charges and government fees included. THE TOUR IS FULLY ESCORTED FROM ADELAIDE and an Insight Tour Manager will join the tour in Rome. You will receive a stylish Insight Tour Pack. There will be a pre-departure get together “afternoon tea” with your tour manager and travelling companions. Conditions Apply.

$10,188

“AMAZING VALUE” FOR THIS FABULOUS HOLIDAY ONLY.......

LADY WILLING TO SHARE. WE HAVE A DELIGHTFUL 67 YEAR OLD LADY LOOKING TO SHARE A ROOM ON THIS TOUR - PLEASE ENQUIRE. COST INCLUDES AIRPORT TAXES, PORT CHARGES AND GOVT. FEES

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MALAYSIA

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FILM MORNING AND TRAVEL TALK ★ Wednesday, 11 April - 10.00am to 11.30am ★

Stephen Peters International Groups Manager for “Venture Holidays” will present 2 Films on beautiful “Malaysia” Followed by a travel talk ★ Telephone 8212 2132 ★ Complimentary morning tea will be served ★

11 DAY - MALAYSIA “DISCOVERY TOUR” ★ A SUPERB FULLY ESCORTED COACH TOUR OF MALAYSIA ★ ★ FREE CHAUFFEURED TRANSFERS TO AND FROM YOUR HOME ★ Departing: Saturday, July 28 (RING FOR A BROCHURE TODAY) This wonderful fully escorted “VENTURE HOLIDAYS” tour commences with your chauffeured home pick-up to transfer you to the airport to join your Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur. You will stay 2 nights in Malacca, 2 nights in Kuala Lumpur, 1 night in the Cameron Highlands, 1 night in Ipoh and 3 nights in Penang. You will be travelling in a luxury air-conditioned coach throughout Malaysia. The accommodation can only be described as SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS and the road system in Malaysia is second to none. You will return home from Penang with

MALAYSIA AIRLINES and on your arrival into Adelaide you will once again be driven home by limousine.

Cost includes: Home pick-up and return, return airfares Adelaide/ Malaysia, superb hotel accommodation, luxury air-conditioned coach travel, all cooked breakfasts, all dinners, 1 lunch, all sightseeing and admission fees, a Venture Holidays travel kit, a King William Travel Tour Manager will accompany the tour from Adelaide and a Venture Holidays tour guide will join the tour in Malaysia. There will be a pre-departure get together "afternoon tea" with your tour manager and travelling companions. Conditions apply. THE COMPLETE MALAYSIAN TOUR ............................ ONLY

*COST INCLUDES AIRPORT TAXES AND GOVT. FEES.

$2,979

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KING WILLIAM TRAVEL

An audience with a king ‘‘YES, Your Majesty, everything is arranged. No, thank you, Your Majesty, we have everything we need.’’ And with that, expedition leader Justin Friend flipped his phone shut and breathed a sigh of relief. We are about to meet His Royal Highness Tribal Chieftain Rodolfo Aguilar I in his ancestral kingdom, the island of Coron. Expedition ship Orion II has just dropped anchor in the narrow strait between Busuanga Island and its lesser satellite, Coron, in the Sulu Sea, about 300km southsouthwest of Manila. It is a wild part of the Philippines inhabited by the northern (or Calawian) Tagbanua people, who are quite possibly the oldest ethnic group in the Philippines. Despite his minuscule dominion of about 22,000ha of land and sea, HRH Rodolfo is not a monarch to be trifled with. Together with his Council of Elders, he obtained a Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title for his people in 1998, in effect a native land title allowing local management of resources. In the hotbed of Filipino politics, that is no mean feat and it means he has all but absolute rule over this little region, which includes rugged volcanic islands and the much-prized fishing grounds. Perched on the bouncy bits of our Zodiac tenders, the floppyhatted delegation motors towards a secluded beach on Coron Island, just out of sight of the main township across the strait on

Busuanga. Our landing site is a sheltered cove overseen by towering basalt cliffs splattered with gnarly outcrops of awkwardlooking shrubs clinging to the sheer walls. During World War II, these craggy alcoves hid warships and transports of the Japanese navy as they made the treacherous voyage between Japan and the battlefronts of Borneo and Papua New Guinea. With the Allies on the front foot in the closing months of 1944, 12 ships laden with urgent supplies

for the embattled Japanese forces were located by Allied aircraft and sunk at anchor. This ghost fleet of Coron is now one of the world’s best locations for wreck divers, and dive shops dot the main street in town, catering to the constant trickle of underwater explorers arriving from all over the world. Mostly stripped of their valuable contents by postwar salvagers, the bare hulks are easily explored by divers of reasonable ability in depths of 25m to 30m. Colourful marine organisms have attached themselves to the

rusting relics, while batfish, stone fish, barracuda, lion fish and more patrol the decks and open holds. As our tiny flotilla approaches the little beach, we can see all is in readiness for the royal occasion. Makeshift picnic shelters and benches festooned with local flora await, while villagers bustle about with last-minute preparations. Unloaded and ashore, we gather in anticipation. Meanwhile, Justin, who spent weeks in the region organising this regal occasion, addresses the gathering. ‘‘This is really quite a special


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TOURS DESIGNED FOR THE OVER 50s 4 DAY - PORT LINCOLN/EYRE PENINSULA “TOUR” A lovely holiday including delightful sightseeing and a cruise across Spencer Gulf. We depart at 8.00am from the Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street on our air-conditioned, video and toilet equipped coach. You will stay for 3 nights in Port Lincoln at the modern fully refurbished Hilton Motel, centrally located on the shores of Boston Bay.

Go2 CORON Getting there Orion II returns to Coron this year as part of a Yangtze, Ryukyu and Philippines itinerary departing Shanghai on July 11. The 15-day expedition includes stops in Japan, Taiwan and Borneo. Fares start at $10,350 a person. Ph 1300 361 012 or see orionexpeditions.com More: See corontourism.info

Tour Highlights Include: ★ Cruise from WALLAROO to LUCKY BAY for approx. two hours on the new SeaSA Ferry "AURORA V" - This beautiful air conditioned vessel is fully equipped with a comprehensive snack bar and comfortable seating ★ On arrival in PORT LINCOLN we check-in to the lovely HILTON MOTEL ★ Sightseeing in PORT LINCOLN includes THE AXEL STENROSS MARITIME MUSEUM with relics and artefacts of the windjammer era ★ We include a tour of the Port Lincoln Marina - See working fishing boats and watch the seafood harvest being unloaded. ★ Our "CLOSE UP TUNA TOUR" includes a delightful cruise of the marina and fishing fleet and into BOSTON BAY to visit the TUNA FARM to hand feed the fish and view from the SUBSEE UNDERWATER TUNA OBSERVATORY ★ A local Port Lincoln guide STEVEN POCOCK will take us for a tour of Port Lincoln and its major attractions including WINTER'S HILL LOOKOUT and BOSTON BAY WINES for a delightful wine tasting and morning tea overlooking the shores of BOSTON BAY ★ Visit beautiful COFFIN BAY ★ At COWELL we visit the JADE FACTORY and SHOWROOM. ★ On our return journey there will be a short stop at WHYALLA to see the 1941 HMAS WHYALLA the largest landlocked ship in Australia ★ We will arrive back at the Central Bus Station at approximately 7.00pm on Thursday.

Cost Includes: Luxury coach travel, excellent motel accommodation, all cooked breakfasts, 2 morning teas, all dinners, all sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary. Conditions Apply. RE-DISCOVER A BEAUTIFUL PART OF S.A.................ONLY

$798

3 DAY - “BROKEN HILL” RAIL TOUR ★ PENSIONERS CAN USE THEIR ANNUAL FREE RAIL PASS ★ Departing: Tuesday, May 1, September 25, October 9, November 13

We depart from the Adelaide Parklands Terminal (formerly Keswick Railway Station) at 10.00am on the “Indian Pacific” Train to Broken Hill. We travel in comfortable Red Service Daynighter reclining seats and refreshments are available whilst on board the train. We arrive in Broken Hill at approximately 4.30pm and you will be met and taken to the delightful All Seasons Broken Hill where you will be staying for the next two nights.

Tour Highlights Include: ★ Tour the sights of BROKEN HILL including the ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE★ At the SILVER CITY MINT and ART CENTRE we see “THE BIG PICTURE” - This is the world’s largest acrylic painting on canvas measuring 100m x 12m and is a truly amazing panorama of Broken Hill and its history ★ See JACK ABSALOM’S GALLERY and enjoy a total image of the Australian Outback and one of the finest collections of opal in the world ★ Visit WHITE’S MINERAL ART GALLERY and MINING MUSEUM - The gallery is set out as a miner’s tunnel supported by timber beams and Dioramas explain past and present mining techniques ★ Travel to the unique ghost town of SILVERTON ★ See the awesome BROKEN HILL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM and LIVING DESERT SCULPTURES as we watch a spectacular sunset ★Visit the magnificent MINERS MEMORIAL ★ Thursday morning after breakfast at the motel we will take you to the Broken Hill Railway Station to join the mighty INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN for your journey back to Adelaide arriving at the Adelaide Parklands Terminal at 3.05pm. Cost Includes: Return rail travel Adelaide to Broken Hill, 2 nights superb motel accommodation, all sightseeing in an air conditioned and restroom equipped touring coach, admission fees, full cooked breakfast daily, all dinners. Conditions Apply. PENSIONERS (FREE RAIL PASS).............. ADULTS........ PENSIONERS/COMMONWEALTH SENIORS HEALTHCARD HOLDER .

$485

$844 $652

8 DAY - GOLD COAST “SPECIAL”

STAYING AT THE DELIGHTFUL “BOMBORA ON THE PARK RESORT”, COOLANGATTA THAT SPECIALISES IN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE OVER 50’S & INCLUDES FLIGHTS FROM ADELAIDE TO THE GOLD COAST & RETURN ★ FREE CHAUFFEURED TRANSFERS TO AND FROM YOUR HOME ★ Departing: Tuesday, July 10, July 24, August 7,

UNSPOILT LAND: (clockwise from main) One of Coron’s beaches; twin lagoons; Tagbanua men perform a traditional dance; Kayangan Lake; the wreck of a Japanese WWII freighter; and the Orion II is greeted by local craft.

The writer travelled courtesy Orion Expedition Cruises.

view the QI TOWER – the world’s tallest residential tower ★ Visit PACIFIC FAIR one of Australia’s best regional shopping centres ★ You will also visit JUPITER’S CASINO ★ Wednesday night you will be enter tained in the Bombora Dining Room by a very talented pianist – A fun night of “Song and laughter” ★ Thursday we enjoy a tour to BRISBANE where a guide joins us and talks about Brisbane’s colourful convict past. ★ There is an optional cruise on the Brisbane River aboard the CITY RIVERCAT. ★ Friday we travel to exciting SANCTUARY COVE where we board our luxurious cruise vessel for a cruise through the waterways taking in views of the multi-million dollar homes and yachts –We stop for lunch at Paradise Point before continuing to the SANCTUARY COVE VILLAGE ★ Friday evening there is an optional visit to the Gold Coast's biggest attraction THE RM WILLIAMS "AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SPECTACULAR" ★ Saturday we visit the CARRARA MARKETS – If you can’t find it here it probably doesn’t exist! ★ Saturday evening there is an optional EVENING DINNER CRUISE with live entertainment on the waters of Surfers Paradise ★ Sunday you will get the chance to visit fascinating SEAWORLD and WARNER BROTHERS “MOVIE WORLD” ★ Monday we tour the GOLD COAST TROPICAL HINTERLAND and visit the LAMINGTON PLATEAU, a ring of beautiful rainforest national parks ★ Enjoy a walk under the RAINFOREST CANOPY to marvel at this magnificent area with its rainforests, waterfalls and wildlife ★ Monday evening there will be a relaxed dinner with an opportunity to say “farewell” to new found friends. You will depart Tuesday on your Virgin Australia flight to Adelaide arriving into Adelaide at 2.35pm. On your arrival into Adelaide you will once again be driven home by limousine.

Departing: Monday, August 6, August 20 A wonderful experience. We pick you up from home and then depart at 7.30am from the Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street on a luxury air-conditioned, toilet and video equipped coach. You will stay 2 nights in Port Lincoln, 2 nights in Ceduna and 1 night in Kimba in modern motel accommodation.

Tour Highlights Include: ★ An opportunity to visit the WADLATA OUTBACK CENTRE for a fascinating insight into the history of the outback ★ Visit the COWELL JADE FACTORY ★ Sightseeing in PORT LINCOLN includes the wonderful "SEAFOOD AND TASTE TOUR" at the Port Lincoln Marina - See working fishing boats and watch the seafood harvest being unloaded, view the fish species in the NEW AQUARIUM and TASTE SOME DELICIOUS SEAFOOD ★ our "CLOSEUP TUNA TOUR" includes a delightful cruise of the marina and fishing fleet and into BOSTON BAY to vist the TUNA FARM to hand feed the fish and view from the SUBSEE UNDERWATER TUNA OBSERVATORY ★ A local Port Lincoln guide STEVEN POCOCK will take us for a tour of Port Lincoln and its major tourist attractions. ★ Visit beautiful COFFIN BAY. ★ See MURPHY’S HAYSTACKS, a unique outcrop of pink granite boulders★Visit STREAKY BAY ★ Stay at CEDUNA with a guided tour of this pretty town ★ In the NULLARBOR MARINE PARK you will see up to 60 SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES AND CALVES AT THE HEAD OF THE BIGHT FROLLICKING IN THE OCEAN IN THEIR NATURAL BREEDING GROUNDS - We enjoy a picnic lunch whilst taking in the views ★ Visit MOUNT WUDINNA - after Ayers Rock, the second largest granite monolith in Australia. ★ Visit the IRON KNOB Tourist Centre. You will arrive back into Adelaide at approx. 6.00pm on Saturday. You will once again be driven home by limousine. Cost includes: Home pick up and return (metro. area). Luxury coach travel, excellent motel accommodation, all cooked breakfasts, 3 lunches, all dinners, Touring and admission fees as detailed in the itinerary, Conditions apply. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF A SPECIAL KIND ................... ONLY

$1,198

★ OVERSEAS TOURS FOR THE OVER 50s ★ ★ NEW ZEALAND PRESENTATION ★

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INCREDIBLE VALUE .......................................... ONLY

$1,559

8 DAY - DARWIN/KAKADU/KATHERINE/ALICE SPRINGS THE GHAN “ADELAIDE TO DARWIN”

FLYING DARWIN TO ADELAIDE ★ FREE CHAUFFEURED TRANSFERS TO AND FROM YOUR HOME ★ Departing: Wednesday, July 18 An exciting holiday to the “Top End” of our wonderful country. We pick you up from home and take you to the Adelaide Parklands "Rail Terminal" (formerly Keswick Station) to join THE GHAN where you will be accommodated in GOLD SERVICE SLEEPERS with ALL MEALS INCLUDED on the train. The train departs at 12.20pm and travels to ALICE SPRINGS where optional excursions are available for purchase on the train. The train then continues to KATHERINE where you will stop for around 4 hours - You will have the opportunity to join a spectacular optional 2 HOUR CRUISE ON THE KATHERINE RIVER through magnificent gorges and past ancient Aboriginal paintings. We will arrive in Darwin at 6.30pm on DAY 3. You will stay for 4 nights in Darwin, 1 night in Kakadu and 2 nights on the Ghan. You will stay in SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION throughout.

Tour Highlights Include: ★ DARWIN SIGHTSEEING including the special "BOMBING OF DARWIN" tour with local war historian Garry Gallagher and including the Darwin Military Museum ★ The Darwin Museum to view the “Cyclone Tracy Exhibition” and magnificent Parliament House, known by the locals as the “Wedding Cake” ★ Visit CROCOSAURUS COVE to see and learn about their magnificent crocodiles ★ You will enjoy a delightful “DARWIN HARBOUR CRUISE” on the “Spirit of Darwin” launch cruising along the Darwin foreshore including a TROPICAL SMORGASBORD DINNER ★ At BERRY SPRINGS visit the TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK nestled in 400 hectares of natural bushland with a “SHOWCASE OF WILDLIFE” ★ See fascinating LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK with its magnificent cascading waterfalls and intriguing Magnetic termite mounds ★ KAKADU NATIONAL PARK including a fascinating complex called "WINDOW ON THE WETLANDS", the Bowali Visitors Centre near Jabiru and UBIRR ROCKS to inspect the Aboriginal cave paintings ★ Enjoy a 2 hour YELLOW WATERS CRUISE on the South Alligator River with abundant wildlife and huge saltwater crocodiles ★ Visit the WARRADJAN ABORIGINAL CULTURAL CENTRE and NOURLANGI ROCK an area of great archaeological significance and of aboriginal rock art ★ You will depart from Darwin on Wednesday flying with Qantas at 1.10pm and arriving into Adelaide at 4.45pm. You will once again be driven home by limousine. Cost Includes: Home pick up and return (metro. area), luxury coach travel, all motel accommodation, your flight Darwin to Adelaide with Qantas, a cooked breakfast each morning and dinner each evening, 2 lunches, touring and entrance fees as per itinerary, Gold Service on The Ghan Adelaide to Darwin. Conditions Apply. A Tour Manager will accompany the tour from Adelaide and there will be a pre-departure get together afternoon tea with your travelling companions. PENSIONERS (FREE RAIL PASS)......... ADULTS............ PENSIONERS/COMMONWEALTH SENIORS HEALTHCARD HOLDER .....

$3,898

$4,545 $3,935

NEW ZEALAND

★ Wednesday, 18 April - 10am to 11.30am ★

18 DAY - NEW ZEALAND “HIGHLIGHTS”

INCLUDES THE “BAY OF ISLANDS”, THE “TRANZ ALPINE” RAIL JOURNEY PLUS BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH ISLANDS ★ FREE CHAUFFEURED TRANSFERS TO & FROM YOUR HOME ★ Departing: September 14*, October 8, Nov 11, Dec 19** 2013 Departures: February 19, March 5, March 19, April 18 This magnificent tour commences with your chauffeured home pick-up to transfer you to the airport to join your flight to Christchurch where you are greeted on arrival and taken to your hotel. Your delightful “Grand Pacific Tours” New Zealand holiday will then begin. The tour incorporates 6 two night stays which makes this a very relaxing holiday. The centrally located accommodation is TOP QUALITY and our luxury coaches are the best available in New Zealand.

Tour Highlights Include: ★ Christchurch ★ Lake Tekapo ★ Mt. Cook National Park ★ Omarama ★ Olveston House ★ A Scottish Evening in Dunedin complete with bagpipes, great food and special “Haggis Ceremony” ★ Larnach Castle ★ Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional) ★ Milford Sound Launch Cruise ★ Queenstown ★ Lake Wakatipu ★ Arrowtown an old gold mining village ★ Fox Glacier ★ Arthur’s Pass National Park ★ Travel onboard the TRANZ ALPINE EXPRESS renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world travelling between Arthur’s Pass and Christchurch ★ Picton ★ Wellington touring ★ Lake Taupo and spectacular Huka Falls ★ Rotorua sightseeing including a Gondola Ride to Skyride’s Restaurant where a buffet breakfast is served ★ Paradise Valley Springs, a superb wildlife park where you can hand feed rainbow trout ★ Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve ★ Agrodome performing sheep ★ Traditional Maori Hangi and Concert ★ Auckland ★ Matakohe Kauri Museum ★ 2 NIGHTS IN THE BEAUTIFUL “BAY OF ISLANDS” including a fabulous "HOLE IN THE ROCK" cruise ★ Waitangi Treaty Grounds ★ On your arrival back into Adelaide you will once again be driven home by limousine. Cost Includes: Home pick-up and return (metro. area), airfare Adelaide/ New Zealand/Adelaide, Superb touring on a “Grand Pacific Tours” luxury coach, all FIRST CLASS SUPERIOR Hotel accommodation, The Tranz Alpine Rail Journey, 15 cooked breakfasts including 1 specialty breakfast, 14 dinners including 3 specialty dinners, over $600 worth of attraction fees are included, 2 delightful cruises, Inter Island Crossing, G.S.T. tax, Travel Bag, toiletry wetpack, personal New Zealand travel diary, cap, maps and ticket wallet. Conditions apply. There will be a pre-departure get together “Afternoon Tea” with your travelling companions.

$4,094

THIS PRICE AND VALUE IS AMAZING......................... *PLEASE NOTE: The September 14 Departure cost is only $3,994 **PLEASE NOTE: The December 19, departure is our “Special Christmas Tour” including Christmas Festivities and a traditional Christmas lunch. The cost is $4,494 COST INCLUDES AIRPORT TAXES AND GOVT. FEES

FILM VIETNAM/CAMBODIA FILM MORNING AND TRAVEL TALK

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★ Thursday, 12 April - 10.00am to 11.30am ★ Stephen Peters International Groups Manager for “Venture Holidays” will present 2 Films on exciting “Vietnam & Cambodia” Followed by a travel talk ★ Telephone 8212 2132 ★ Complimentary morning tea will be served ★

17 DAY - "VIETNAM/CAMBODIA" TOUR INCLUDING EXCITING “ANGKOR WAT”

“A FIRST CLASS FULLY ESCORTED COACH TOUR” ★ FREE CHAUFFEURED TRANSFERS TO AND FROM YOUR HOME ★ Departing: May 24 (only 6 seats left), September 20 This superb “VENTURE HOLIDAYS” tour commences with your chauffeured home pick-up to transfer you to the airport to join your Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi. You will stay 1 night in Kuala Lumpur, 1 night in Halong Bay, 2 nights in Hanoi, 2 nights in Hue, 3 nights in Hoi An, 3 nights in Saigon and 3 nights in Siem Reap (Cambodia). You will be travelling in a luxury air-conditioned coach throughout and the accommodation is classified as FIRST CLASS.

Tour Highlights Include: ★ Sightseeing in HANOI includes the Temple of Literature, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Museum of Ethonology and Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House where he lived from 1948 until his final days ★ Travel to beautiful HALONG BAY where we cruise amongst 3000 Islands dotted throughout the bay in a traditional wooden boat ★ Sightseeing in HAI PHONG ★ Fly with V ietnam Airlines to HUE ★ Sightseeing in HUE includes the Imperial Citadel, the Thai Hoa Palace, the Forbidden Purple City and the Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue’s oldest and most beautiful ★ Day 6 there will be a special treat as you will be ser ved an IMPERIAL DINNER fit for a King as you are entertained by Royal Music performances ★ Stop in HOI AN where you will see the Japanese Covered Bridge built of wood in 1593 and the SA HUYNH MUSEUM with exhibits from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history ★ Enjoy a cruise on the Thu Bon River to Cam Kim Island ★ Whilst in Hoi An we will visit MY SON with its five archaeological sites from different periods ★ There will be a short flight from Hoi An to SAIGON ★ Ho Chi Minh City (SAIGON) sightseeing including the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Ben Thanh Market and the Opera House ★ Travel to MY THO gateway to the MEKONG DELTA and take a cruise on the Mekong River with a visit to some of the islands ★ Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda ★ See the CU CHI TUNNELS that stretches over 200 kms underground ★ Visit TAY NINH where the Caodai Great Temple is considered to be one of the most striking structures in Asia ★ We fly to SIEM REAP (CAMBODIA) on Day 14 where you will be staying for 3 nights at the delightful Khemara Angkor Hotel ★ Sightseeing in Siem Reap includes ANGKOR WAT a temple constructed over 30 years and world famous for its beauty and splendour and considered by many to be one of the WONDERS OF THE WORLD ★ See ANGKOR THOM a fortified Royal City ★ Other attractions of ANGKOR include the terrace of the Elephants and the former Royal Palace ★ Whilst in Cambodia there will be an excursion to Phnom Kulen with spectacular riverbed rock carvings, Banteay Srei built in the 10th century and k’bal Spien ★ Enjoy a cruise on the Tonle Sap Lake and explore the floating fishing villages ★ There is plenty of time allowed for SHOPPING with incredible bargains on offer ★ You will return home from Siem Reap with Malaysia Airlines arriving home on Day 18. You will once again be driven home by limousine.

Cost includes: Home pick up and return (metro. area), return airfares from Adelaide and internal flights in Vietnam, First class hotel accommodation, modern air-conditioned coach travel, all cooked breakfasts, all dinners, 2 lunches, all sightseeing, cruises and admission fees. A Venture Holidays travel kit, A Bi-Lingual tour guide in Vietnam and Cambodia, A King William Travel Tour Manager will accompany the tour from Adelaide and there will be a pre-departure get together "afternoon tea" with your tour manager and travelling companions. Conditions Apply. THIS TOUR IS “GREAT VALUE” AND ALWAYS FILLS QUICKLY....... ONLY

$3,898

*COST INCLUDES AIRPORT TAXES AND GOVT FEES.

*Conditions apply *A professional service fee may apply and varies depending on services required.*A surcharge for payment by credit card applies *Prices are based on twin share-single room rates available on application *Terms of trade are displayed on our website and in-store.

KING WILLIAM TRAVEL Ground Floor, 29 King William S t re e t , C i t y

Telephone 8212 2132

Open Sat 8.30am-12.30pm

King William Travel is a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (A.F.T.A.)

email: travel@kingwilliamtravel.com.au

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FILM MORNING AND TRAVEL TALK

Ruth Mains Sales Manager for “Grand Pacific Tours” will present 2 Films on beautiful “NEW ZEALAND” Followed by a travel talk ★ Complimentary morning tea will be served ★ ★ BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL ★ TELEPHONE 8212 2132 ★

Cost Includes: Home pick up and return (metro. area), Your return Virgin Australia flights Adelaide/Coolangatta/Adelaide and your coach transfers to and from the resort, Superb accommodation with a full breakfast and three course dinner daily, 1 lunch, Touring and entertainment as detailed in the itinerary. Conditions Apply.

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occasion,’’ he says. ‘‘We are the first cruise ship to visit the kingdom of Coron and it is with the blessing of His Royal Highness that we are here enjoying this magnificent location.’’ Justin makes a theatrical sweep of his arm, symbolically embracing the gorgeous bay, the aggressive basaltic grandeur of its cliffs and all who camp within. And with this none-too-subtle cue, an unassuming gentleman breaks from the ranks of the locals and steps forward to address us. No mink or ermine or pearled crown, King Rodolfo’s regalia extends to a clean, collared polo shirt adorned with a delicate yellow scarf and crisp denim shorts. A pair of well-worn blue Crocs completes the ensemble. Through an interpreter, His Majesty greets us and we join him in a short prayer. The Tagbanua people are nominally Christian, although adherence to traditional rituals and beliefs is strong. They have their own language and a unique script, but those with the knowledge of the ancient tongue are dying out. With the solemn ceremony over, the gathering is treated to a display of traditional Tagbanua dance. It is raw and rudimentary without lavish props or

production, but the significance is not lost. The courting dance, or segutset, in particular, is unmistakable and Justin looks like he may be spirited away into the jungle at any moment by a particularly enthusiastic female member of the tribe. While his subjects quickly dispense with formality and embrace us in the festivities, King Rodolfo maintains an aloof air as he taps rhythmically on a skin drum. He is king, after all. The imposing basalt cliffs protecting us from the blazing sun also provide a valuable resource for the Tagbanua: swift nests. These tiny birds nest high in the cliffs in little nooks and on ledges 100m and more above us. One athletic young man climbs the cliff as we look on, holding our breath. Barefoot and clad only in a flimsy pair of shorts, he clambers to an overhang, from where he throws us a cheery wave. Swift nests have been used in Chinese cuisine for hundreds of years and a kilo of saliva that forms the little birds’ nests can be worth up to $10,000. The king, therefore, is mindful of potential disturbance to his fragile resource and tourism like ours is cautiously welcomed, as long as it doesn’t affect his hard-won cultural and economic independence. After a day of lazing in the opal-hued waters around Coron and a visit to Kayangan Lake just next door, reputedly the cleanest inland body of water in the Philippines, the party moves back on to Orion II, our 88m luxury ship taking up to 100 guests on expeditions in allsuite comfort. Our Coron cultural liaison and local eco-hero, young Al Linsangan, musters his minstrels on the rear deck and enthrals guests with a bouncy but soulful repertoire of local rhythms set to modern electronic instruments. As the well-relaxed diners tap their feet to Al and his troupe’s cheery ballads, I can’t help feeling he is singing a song of optimism and hope. Will the tiny Tagbanua community thrive or shrivel in the gaze of global tourism? I put that thought aside for a moment and sing along.

Incredible value for one of Australia’s premier over 50’s resorts. We pick you up from home and take you to the Adelaide Airport where you will depart on board your Virgin Australia flight to Coolangatta departing at 8.40am. On arrival you will be met and taken by coach to the magnificent “Bombora on the Park Resort” in Coolangatta. All rooms have private facilities, either a balcony or courtyard, television, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities and telephone. The resort features a licensed dining room and bar, swimming pool and spa, guest lounge and laundry facilities. You will be staying in this lovely resort for 7 nights. Tour Highlights Include: ★ Wednesday we tour SURFERS PARADISE

SEE UP TO 60 “SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES” AND TOUR - COWELL ★ STREAKY BAY - PORT LINCOLN - CEDUNA - COFFIN BAY ★ ★ FREE CHAUFFEURED TRANSFERS TO AND FROM YOUR HOME ★

COL: C M Y K

Departing: Monday, May 14, Oct 8, Oct 29, Nov 12

6 DAY - “MAGNIFICENT WHALES” & “NULLARBOR DELIGHTS”

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★ INCLUDING THE NEW FERRY SERVICE FROM WALLAROO TO LUCKY BAY ★

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