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Welcome Scenic has more than 35 years’ experience creating unforgettable, handcrafted journeys for our guests. We are a proudly Australian-founded company and have introduced itineraries that travel to over 60 countries and visit every continent on Earth. Our guests are at the forefront of all we do, from the creation of our once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences to the extensive range of Scenic Freechoice activities that allow our guests to personalise their holiday. We aim to deliver the best experience possible to create memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll find the Scenic difference is in the details. Our handcrafted itineraries have set the benchmark in escorted land journeys. Enjoy accommodation and transport complemented by all-inclusive sightseeing and the services of a dedicated Scenic Tour Director, experienced Drivers and knowledgeable local guides. Join us in 2021 and 2022 to explore the wonders of Australia. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our exceptional journeys.

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OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY The Scenic global management team and Journey Designers are working closely with the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO), all suppliers and government health agencies to continuously update and implement a full range of measures for the health and safety of our valued guests. We will ensure compliance with the strict industry protocols and for further information on these policies, please visit scenic.com.au/assurance-tour


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DISCOVER Australia is as vast as it is uniquely beautiful. There is an ancient pulse that beats throughout the land and it has much to offer, even to the most seasoned of travellers.

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Geikie Gorge Fitzroy Crossing

Bungle Bungles On board The Ghan

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Northern Territory Karratha

Port Hedland Karijini National Park

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Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta

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Western Australia Shark Bay Monkey Mia Kalbarri National Park Geraldton Pinnacles Perth Fremantle Busselton Kojonup Margaret River Cape Leeuwin Permberton Albany

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South Australia is renowned for its gourmet cuisine and wine. The natural wonders are revealed as you explore world-class wineries and majesty of Kangaroo Island, Mt Gambier and Wilpena Pound.

Tasmania With its pristine wilderness, complex convict history and outstanding local produce, Tasmania is an island not to be missed.

Western Australia

Offering diverse travel experiences, Western Australia is home to ancient landscapes in the Kimberley, natural beauty along the Coral Coast and gourmet treats in Margaret River.

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Northern Territory

Journey through the precious wilderness regions of the ‘Red Centre’, explore the delights of Darwin and discover the timelessness of Kakadu.

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Queensland

From famous bush ballads, to ‘dinosaur country’, travel in the footsteps of explorers. Queensland’s interior will delight those intrigued by the history.

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Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is renowned for its paradise-like beauty, British and Tahitian history and welcoming community ready to share a tale or two.

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Outback New South Wales & Victoria Roma

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This region is home to rugged ocean and inland landscapes, picturesque drives, ancient wilderness and towns with intriguing history.

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Barossa Valley McLaren Vale

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Connect with us and your fellow travellers. Share your stories and photos via Facebook @ScenicAU, Twitter @Scenic_Au, Instagram @scenic.luxurycruisestours and subscribe to YouTube ScenicAUS. We regularly post information and updates about our vast choice of destinations and experiences, so it’s a great way to keep in touch with the latest news at Scenic.

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Tour Overview 35th Anniversary Outback Collection 14 Day

Outback Queensland Adventure

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Brisbane > Cairns 16 Day

Oceans to Outback

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South Australia Duration 8 Day

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Tasmania 13 Day

Ultimate Tasmania Hobart > Hobart

Norfolk Island 8 Day

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At Scenic we’ve combined the ease of handcrafted travel, with a selection of experiences that offer you a true insight into the culture, landscape and history of Australia.

Keith B, Scenic Guest, July 2019, Feefo Review

Each day was full of interesting and memorable experiences, with many of the locations simply breathtaking. Recommend this tour to get a great coverage of this historical and beautiful area of Australia...

When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken care of. Our handcrafted journeys feature the very best inclusions and a host of memorable moments. Our expert staff, from Tour Directors to local guides, will go above and beyond to make your experience unforgettable. That’s not to say choice is taken away from you. Wherever you go, there are many Scenic Freechoice experiences and activities to choose from – and of course, they’re all included. From accommodation, small ship expedition cruises and dining, to transfers and even tipping, each Scenic journey delivers excellence on every level.

Meet Sally Austin, a Scenic Tour Director and listen to her experiences of Australia scenic.com.au/tv/au


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The Scenic team create unique, handcrafted explorations across the world, with our guests at the heart of everything we do. Scenic Tour Directors Being a Scenic Tour Director is not just a job, it’s a lifetime passion. Your Tour Director’s role is to make sure your journey exceeds your expectations and manage each element of your tour so you see everything listed in your itinerary at an enjoyable pace.

Scenic Enrich Our expert Journey Designers have handpicked a range of unique and unforgettable experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey. From a dinner cruise through Katherine Gorge to learning about Aboriginal bush tucker, you’ll get to visit the Australia of your imagination and experience wonders that will exceed your expectations.

Scenic Freechoice Your included Scenic Freechoice activities are designed to give you a range of exceptional experiences that allow you to personalise your journey, at a pace that suits you.

Seek out the elusive dugong, feel the air as you ride on a Harley Davidson trike or stare at termite mounds as tall as you are. From history to culture, cuisine to nature, there’s a wealth of options, whatever your interests.

Immersive Accommodation Our accommodation is selected on more than reputation alone, but on a combination of location, character and ambiance. This ensures your stays are reflective of your destination for a truly immersive experience. Our closer to home journeys cater for every taste, whether it’s a stay in a spectacular waterfront location, amidst the rugged beauty of the outback or in a stylish city hotel.

Rail Journeys Travel through the heart of this wide, brown land with Great Southern Rail on the legendary Ghan overnight journey from Alice Springs to Darwin. You can

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also opt to cross from Perth to Sydney on the four day Indian Pacific journey. While on board, you’ll enjoy beautifully appointed cabins, delicious cuisine and of course, extraordinary vistas.

Cruising Scenic has partnered with the award-winning Coral Expeditions to help you explore the Kimberley region and its icons, this includes the King George Falls, Montgomery Reef, the Lacepede Islands and the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Our cruising partner has been carefully selected to offer you the utmost comfort and intimacy on board. Featuring the finest amenities, your cruise will introduce you to all the incredible wonders of this extraordinary landscape.


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HANDCRAFTED JOURNEYS With Scenic, all the perks and privileges are included. Enjoy a full range of handcrafted benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.

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Fully escorted small group touring with a maximum of 36 guests Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted evening drinks in memorable locations Scenic Freechoice – a choice of activities and dining options throughout your journey Scenic Special Stays – iconic hotels, remarkable for their location, character and heritage Gold Service on board The Ghan Expert handpicked Tour Directors, Drivers and local guides A Scenic representative to assist you on your arrival and departure Return airport transfers Health and Safety policies - hotels and experiences are selected for your wellbeing

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Western Australia is renowned for it’s incredible wildflowers. Take a private tour with a local expert through Perth’s Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens. Discover the array of wildflowers found here and learn about the practical uses for both Indigenous people and early settlers to Western Australia.

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Scenic Enrich experiences are likely to be the most unforgettable moments of your journey. They’ll enrich your understanding of the incredible places, cultures and histories you’ll encounter. Amidst the extraordinary beauty of the Kimberley, have a yarn with a traditional landowner who will share tales of being a drover in the cattle industry of old and the extraordinary story of the Boab prison tree. Learn about the vineyards of the Margaret River whilst sampling local produce with matching wines. Spend time in the presence of the mighty Uluru and witness artist Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light’ installation lighting up the desert night. Cruise the Katherine Gorge at sunset and explore the culture and history of the Jawoyn people. In South Australia’s McLaren Vale meet the team at Gemtree Winery and hear about its sustainability and biodynamic practices. In Tasmania, visit the amazing ‘Wall in the Wilderness’, an ever-changing work of art, and delight your taste buds at the Pyengana Dairy Company, reputed to produce Australia’s finest cheddar. On Norfolk Island, experience the hospitality of the community with a progressive dinner at the homes of three different families. Hear stories of what life is like in paradise. In the outback of Queensland, discover the hidden secrets of Roma and spend the day with Lyons family on Wambiana Station. These are just some of the unique personally curated experiences awaiting you.

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Whether you’re a foodie, keen to learn more about Aboriginal culture or simply a devotee of the great outdoors, our comprehensive range of Scenic Freechoice activities offers something for everyone. On the Adelaide River just outside of Darwin, take the ‘jumping crocodiles’ cruise and come face to face with one of the world’s great predators. Take a camel ride along the white sands of Cable Beach or experience all the breathtaking beauty of Uluru and her stories on an Aboriginal cultural tour. In Broome, discover how rare Australian South Sea cultured pearls come into being. Get up close and personal with stunning Rottnest Island’s native inhabitants, the quokkas, or enjoy a food and wine tour in Perth. In Cairns, take a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef or sample cheese and wines at Norfolk Island’s Two Chimneys Vineyard. You can explore the contemporary artworks on display at MONA in Tasmania and so much more.

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Enjoy a morning city tour of Adelaide combining the old with the new. Visit the delightful gardens banks of the River Torrens before a scenic cruise on board the famous “Popeye”.

Morning Central Market Tour

Relish a range of delicious samples representing the multicultural community of South Australia. Since 1869, the Central Market has been the jewel in the crown of South Australian Tourism experiences with a haven of premium food and wine products.

Adelaide Heritage Walking Tour

On your walking tour discover the city’s hidden secrets, hear the history and gain important local knowledge to enhance your stay. Visit North Terrace, Victoria Square’s heritage buildings and the beautiful Botanic Gardens.

Hobart Hobart and the Huon Valley

Take a tour of Hobart, including the harbour, Derwent River and the Channel Heritage Centre. Explore the picturesque Huon Valley and enjoy a gourmet tour showcasing local produce. Includes lunch.

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Take the MONA ferry to Australia’s Museum of Old and New Art. Guided by your own audio headset, choose whichever part of the museum interests you most. Includes lunch.

The Red Decker Hop On Hop Off Bus tour

Enjoy expert commentary of all the sights of Hobart with the opportunity to get on and get off the bus to visit various sights.

Iron Pot Cruise

Cruise the renowned waterways of Hobart arriving at Iron Pot, Australia’s oldest lighthouse. Cruise down the Derwent River based historic Battery Point and hear stories of Hobart’s early settlement.

Launceston Tamar Valley and Beaconsfield Mine Each guest is different, so we appreciate that you may want to move at your own pace. Perhaps you’ll want to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed pace, or you may wish to unwind throughout.

Explore the Tamar Valley and visit Beaconsfield Mine and the Heritage Museum. Discover the shy platypus at Platypus House and meet the delicate seahorses at Seahorse World. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Tamar Valley Wine Tour

We’ve divided our extensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities into active, moderate and relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests.

The Tamar Valley has an excellent reputation for producing cool climate wines and is famous for its sparkling wines and pinots. On your private tour, visit small boutique producers to sample their vintages and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Active – For those keen to explore further afield, for a longer or more demanding journey.

Cruise into picturesque Cataract Gorge and along the Tamar River enjoying the magnificent scenery whilst learning about the history of the region. Morning tea, lunch and wine tasting are included.

Moderate – A comfortable walking pace at which you can easily discover a beautiful city on a walking tour. Relaxed – A slower pace to take in a museum or sightseeing tour.

Tamar River Cruise

Step into a pair of waders and walk into the crisp waters of Freycinet Marine Farm. Learn how to shuck an oyster and how they are grown, while taking in the spectacular view of the Hazard mountains from the waterfront.

Wineglass Bay Cruise

Experience the exquisite beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula on the Wineglass Bay Cruise. A unique perspective of the Peninsula’s sheer granite cliffs, sea caves and hidden coves, while enjoying a Tasmanian Ploughman’s lunch at anchor in relaxed style.

Norfolk Island Glass Bottom Boat

Be welcomed aboard the electric solar powered glass bottom boat, for a perfect view of the beautiful coral gardens and myriad of tropical fish that inhabit the calm crystal-clear waters of Norfolk’s lagoon.

Two Chimneys Vineyard

Sample food and wine whilst learning about the history and development of the vineyard and the grapes at this family business comprising vineyard, winery and cellar door.

4WD Safari

This back of beyond tour takes you through private properties and the national park featuring spectacular scenery and native flora as you join direct descendants of the Bounty Mutineers.

Farm and Industry Tour

Discover a selection of local enterprises that sustain Norfolk Island. From farm produce, market and aquaponics gardening or exporting Kentia seedlings. See locally produced hand printed art and visit the island’s only soft drink factory.

Norfolk Today Tour

How is power generated? How does bulk fuel come into Norfolk Island? On this tour, discover what life is like today for the residents of Norfolk Island.

Self-drive Car Hire

Take a self-drive rental car for the day, allowing you the liberty to drive and explore Norfolk Island at your own pace.

Golf Experience

Enjoy nine holes of golf on the beautiful Norfolk Island golf course. This is the only golf course in the world located within a World Heritage Site.

Taste of Norfolk

Meet a local beekeeper and the butcher who produced sausages for Colleen McCullough from her very own recipe. Finish off with a cooking demonstration.

E-bike guide tour

See Norfolk Island in a completely different way on an e-bike guided tour.

James Boag Brewery Tour

James Boag has been making beer since 1881. Step inside the historic brewery for a fully guided tour and a chance to taste three different beers.

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Northern Territory, Western Australia & Queensland Jumping Crocs and Nature Adventure

Experience these reptiles in the wild on the beautiful Adelaide River, where crocs leap out of the water pursuing their prey. Tour also includes a visit to Fogg Dam, a wetlands nature reserve.

Darwin City Sights – Hop-on-hop-off Tour The perfect introduction to the Top End city of Darwin. The tour takes in all of Darwin’s main historical and cultural attractions with an opportunity to stop and visit during the tour.

WWII Bombing of Darwin tour

Uluru Uluru Highlights and Cultural Tour

View Uluru at sunrise before a picnic breakfast and guided tour to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, highlighting Aboriginal mythology and creation stories. Finish with a drive around Uluru.

Harley-Davidson™ Ride

Ride on the back of a Harley-Davidson™ through the timeless outback landscape to a viewing platform. From there, see majestic views of Uluru and other breathtaking locations.

Desert Camel Ride

Catch the Camel Train and enjoy a ride through the classic Red Centre’s desert landscape with spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. (Weight restrictions apply).

Uluru Base Trek

A guided sunrise trek around the 12 kilometre base trail of Uluru, embracing its culture, geology and environment. Enjoy a picnic breakfast as you listen to the variety of desert sounds from the surrounding environment.

Learn about the history and significance of the Pacific Campaign of WWII; the largest attacks ever launched against Australia. Visit landmarks, view relics of the war and take a cruise on Darwin Harbour in this informative guided tour.

El Questro Chamberlain Gorge Cruise

A magnificent cruise through Chamberlain Gorge, a three kilometre waterhole, bound by diverse flora and fauna and set beneath towering sheer walled cliffs.

Bird Watching Tour

Join an El Questro Ranger on an early morning excursion to bird watching sites. The variety of ecosystems in the park attracts a range of birds from the brolgas to bee-eaters, finches to pheasant coucals.

Bush Culture and History Tour

Take an insight into the history of El Questro, changed from a working cattle station to a Wilderness Park. Learn about the legends and bush tucker of the local Aboriginal people.

Alice Springs

Litchfield National Park abounds with permanent spring-fed waterfalls, remnant monsoon vine forests, unusual rock formations and interesting scenery. Spend a day exploring and relaxing in this wonderful park.

Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a remarkable sunset cruise out on Darwin Harbour, aboard the steel-hulled tri-deck catamaran Charles Darwin. Includes commentary on the harbour.

Sundown Shark Bay Cruise

Sail aboard your 18-metre sailing catamaran across the clear, calm waters of Monkey Mia and Shark Bay, watching the sun set in paradise.

Didgeridoo Dreaming

Sit around a campfire and learn the traditional way of cooking fish and bush tucker on the campfire as well as Aboriginal culture and history. Lose yourself in Dreamtime stories and be carried away by the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo.

Perth Rottnest Island (Tour NABK/AUPB only)

Enjoy a relaxing cruise to Rottnest Island. From the comfort of an air-conditioned coach explore and discover its spectacular beaches, history and unique wildlife. A buffet lunch is included.

Half Day Morning Perth & Fremantle City Explorer with cruise

A fantastic half day tour taking in Perth and Fremantle, the city and the alfresco lifestyle that Perth people enjoy. Sights include Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Cottesloe Beach and a cruise along the Swan River.

Food and Wine Trail

Explore the award winning Swan Valley on a food and wine trail. Visit nine different locations and try over 25 different tasting experiences.

Perth Walking Tour

Start your day on a morning tea tour. Discover the Heritage Precinct of Perth and visit secret gardens, a fine art gallery and see some of the interesting anecdotes of Perth city.

West MacDonnell Ranges and Standley Chasm Tour

Litchfield National Park

Relax on a morning cruise on Shark Bay. Experience the excitement of the daily lives of the Monkey Mia dolphins and search for the unique dugongs.

Visit Nambung National Park to explore the amazing Pinnacles, thousands of limestone rock formations rising out of the desert floor.

Travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges and along the Finke River bed to the oasis of Palm Valley.

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Palm Valley Tour

Take a walk through the Glen Helen Gorge and Simpson’s Gap. Experience the West MacDonnell Ranges and the deep red cleft of Standley Chasm on this full day tour. Lunch is included.

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Broome Willie Creek Pearl Farm

During a guided farm tour and cruise, discover how the rare and beautiful ‘Australian South Sea Pearl’ is produced. Your guide will reveal the intricate process of today’s modern cultured pearling industry.

Broome Harley Davidson™ Tour

Tour Broome Town and surrounds on a Harley Davidson™ Trike. Learn about Broome’s colourful history, today’s Broome and its future. This informative tour is designed to give you your bearings of Broome.

Cable Beach Camel Ride

Take an iconic one-hour camel ride along the white sands of Cable Beach. Look out over the Indian Ocean, and keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life that can often be seen from atop a camel. (Weight restrictions apply).

Cairns Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy the sunrise during a 30 min hot air balloon flight over the Atherton tablelands a region renowned for its wonderful scenery and astounding natural wonders

Kuranda Rail and Skyrail

Take a picturesque rail journey to Kuranda, the famous village in the rainforest and glide just above the rainforest canopy during a return Skyrail journey

Cape Tribulation Day Trip

Travel through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, enjoy a guided walk at Mossman Gorge and a cruise on the Daintree River before a walk on the famous Cape Tribulation Beach .

Great Barrier Reef Day trip

Travel via catamaran to Agincourt reef,the very edge of Australia continental shelf. With an opportunity to Snorkel and enjoy an underwater observatory on a semi -submersible boat and the labyrinth of coral and tropical fish.


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Hotels You’ll find that the wonders of Australia are all the more special when you’re in comfortable surroundings that reflect the uniqueness of your destination. In select locations, we feature Scenic Special Stays, iconic hotels remarkable for their location, character and heritage. Whether you’re staying at Cicada Lodge in Katherine or the iconic Sails in the Desert at Uluru, you’ll feel immersed in your surrounds. If you’re after a celebration of outback Australia, Emma Gorge Resort in the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park is for you. Perth’s famous Swan River and the lush historic gardens of Kings Park are just a short walk from the Pan Pacific Hotel. The wonders of Tasmania abound during your time at the extraordinary Freycinet Lodge; the Hotel Grand Chancellor in the heart of Hobart, just steps from Franklin Wharf and Constitution Dock. Bringing history to life on the banks of Launceston’s Tamar River is the unique Peppers Silo Hotel. This unique heritage building is a new to Scenic for 2021. In South Australia, situated metres from the sand, the Stamford

Grand in Glenelg, Adelaide is the very essence of understated ocean-side luxury. On Norfolk Island, home will be the South Pacific Resort, located a short walk to town and surrounded by parkland. Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, located in the heart of the dining, shopping and theatre district, has spacious and elegant guest rooms that are luxuriously appointed. Uniquely located on the banks of the Brisbane River, Stamford Plaza Brisbane offers a premier position; while Flynn, a Crystalbrook Collection hotel in Cairns is just steps from the Esplanade. Mitchell Grass Retreat is a luxury glamping experience in Longreach. Take in stunning views from your luxury ensuite tent, the perfect base for your outback adventure.

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Rail One of the world’s grandest rail journeys, The Ghan, takes you across the heart of this extraordinary land on an overnight journey from Alice Springs to Darwin. For over 90 years the Ghan has crossed the outback. On your journey you’ll enjoy comfortable private Gold Service cabins, fine dining and friendly service. A regionally inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines during your train journey all beverages and meals are included. Everything is taken care of so that all you have to do is sit back, relax and watch the extraordinary, ever‑changing landscapes pass by.

Your overnight journey on The Ghan offers an insight into one of the most intriguing Australian landscapes, the Northern Territory. In Katherine, take a cruise through Katherine Gorge, an exclusive cultural experience exploring the beliefs of the traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Enjoy an outback experience that celebrates life on the land through real horse and working dog demonstrations entwined with life music and bush tales.

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The extraordinary Kimberley region of Western Australia is one of the great untouched landscapes on the planet. Rich with wildlife and rugged natural beauty, it will simply take your breath away. Scenic has partnered with Coral Expeditions to offer you a unique insight into the region. Watch powerful tides squeeze their way through two tiny inlets in the towering sandstone structures of the McLarty Ranges to create the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Be spellbound by the water cascading off Montgomery Reef, revealing marine life of the most vibrant colours. Drink in the views of the highest twin falls in Western Australia – the King George Falls, formed by the mighty King George River leaping over the honeycomb patterned sandstone cliff to join the emerald waters below. You will have the incredible opportunity to inspect the oldest artworks known to man, the ‘Bradshaws’, observe the wonderful birdlife of the Lacepede Islands, visit the National Heritage-listed ‘Mermaid Tree’, and explore various other breathtaking wonders, all while enjoying the unmatched comfort and intimacy of your cruise ship.

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35th Anniversary Outback Collection We are proud to release our new Scenic 35th Anniversary Outback Collection for travel in 2021, retracing the many destinations where our journeys first began. Our early journeys were along the Great Ocean Road to Warrnambool, showcasing this region to our Australian guests. These new itineraries represent Scenic’s proud heritage and commitment to continuous innovation. The 35th Anniversary Outback Collection features handcrafted accommodation and classic experiences designed to give you a true sense of the Australian outback spirit. Join us in 2021 and create memories to last a lifetime.

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What to expect on an outback journey with Scenic: A relaxed travel style - Australian touring is in our DNA and for 35 years we have been exploring all the special destinations and finding unique experiences Handpicked accommodation, small group touring with up to 36 guests, and uniquely Australian experiences. Meet a host of characters, learn about the local legends and dreamtime stories, and be immersed in outback history A selection of incredible Australian landmarks and locations stretching from Wilpena Pound to Kangaroo Island, Cairns, Broken Hill and Longreach Unforgettable Scenic Enrich moments - these signature once-in-a-lifetime experiences will take you to the cultural heart of Australia We do all the driving for you - our Tour Directors and Drivers are the expert team that will bring your journey to life every day

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Outback Queensland Adventure Brisbane > Cairns NEW FOR 2021

14 Day Tour

A land of fossils and folklore Australia is a unique land in many ways. Celebrate its quirks and hidden jewels during this 14-day itinerary. From a museum dedicated to a famous bush ballad, to a veritable ‘dinosaur country’ – a treasure trove of ancient fossils, you will see a side of Queensland you never knew existed. Discover the fascinating beginnings of the Australian oil and gas industry, learn about the role a small town in the heart of Queensland played in World War II, find out what is so special about the shire of “Curry”, and take home the prized Tambo Teddy. Travel to Winton, the birthplace of the famous ‘Waltzing Matilda’, and perhaps you can still hear the poet’s ghost humming the ballad as you pass through. Of course, no Queensland experience is complete without a visit to Australia’s crowning glory, the natural wonder of Great Barrier Reef, and you will have many opportunities to explore its kaleidoscopic corals with an expert.

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Highlights: Explore the original home of Australian icons such as QANTAS and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Enjoy a day on the farm with the Lyons family at Wambiana Station in Charters Towers Learn about Australia’s dinosaur history and the story that inspired Waltzing Matilda at Winton Be awe inspired at the Cosmos Centre in Charleville Experience glamping during your stay at Mitchell Grass Retreat in Longreach Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach

Discover the diverse marine life of the Great Barrier Reef

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Outback Queensland Adventure 14 Day Itinerary Brisbane > Cairns Day 1

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Welcome to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the Stamford Plaza for your overnight special stay. Feel free to explore the city at your leisure. You’ll find yourself perfectly located, just a short stroll from the Brisbane River and close to the heritage-listed Anzac Square. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers tonight for a welcome dinner. Meals: D

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Roma is the centre of a rich pastoral and wheatgrowing district. Full of country charm, it is home to Australia’s largest cattleselling centre. Enrich With our local guide, discover all the hidden secrets of Roma. Begin your day with a Welcome to Country from a member of the local Mandandanyi tribe. Hear the stories of Roma’s history including a visit to the Rosedale Orchards. Meals: B.L.D

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Roma > Charleville Located on the Warrego River, Charleville was named after its Irish pioneers’ hometown in Ireland. It was the location of the Cobb & Co factory in the late 1890s. Learn about army life for

the United States armed forces that were located here during WWII before visiting the Charleville Cosmos Centre. Your overnight accommodation will be at The Charleville Hotel. Meals: B.D

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Today’s first stop is at the country town of Tambo. When wool prices crashed in 1992, a group of locals started making unique teddy bears from wool pelts and stuffed them with wool and thus the Tambo Teddy was born. See the Tree of Knowledge at Barcaldine, the reputed birthplace of the labour movement in Australia. Upon arriving in Longreach, head to your special glamping stay for two nights at the Mitchell Grass Retreat. Meals: B.D

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Longreach Start the day with the Qantas Founders Outback Museum to inspect the original 1922

hangar used by the departing flights, the Boeing 747-200, and the first ever Qantas Jet passenger aircraft registered in Australia. At the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, learn about the brave and intrepid explorers, the stockman, and aborigines of pioneering Australia. This evening enjoy a sunset dinner cruise on the Thomson River. Meals: B.L.D

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Longreach > Winton Travelling to Winton, we visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre, dedicated to a song and the place where Banjo Patterson wrote the famous bush ballad. This afternoon visit the Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History. The museum houses the largest collection of unique dinosaur fossils in Australia. A farmer whilst mustering in 1999 found the first dinosaur bone fossil in the region. Your overnight accommodation is at The Boulder Opal Motor Inn or similar. Meals: B.D

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Heading north west, our first stop is Toowoomba, Queensland’s largest inland city. It is home to many parks and gardens as well as a growing urban coffee culture. Cross the Great Dividing Range to the Darling Downs and Dalby, the wheat capital of Queensland. We will travel through Chinchilla and Miles before arriving in Roma for our two-night stay at the Roma Central Motel.

Join the Big Rig Night show to discover the unique history of Australia’s oil and gas industry in Roma.

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Winton > Cloncurry Cloncurry is affectionately known as “the Curry” by locals. It is the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor service. During your visit to John Flynn Place Museum, you will discover the Australian visionary who began his flying doctor experiment in 1928. Your home for the next two nights is at the Gidgee Inn. Meals: B.D

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Mt Isa Spend the day in Mt Isa, a town that came into existence because of the vast mineral deposits found in the area. Mount Isa Mines is one of the most productive single mines in world history, based on the combined production of lead, silver, copper and zinc. Take an underground mine tour and visit the Outback at the Isa complex. Meals: B.D

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Cloncurry > Charters Towers Following the Overlanders Way, travelling through the towns of Richmond and Hughenden, you will come across an area known as dinosaur country because of the many discoveries of bones from marine reptiles found in this region that had once been an inland sea.

Our stay for the next two nights is at Kernow Resort Charters Towers. A booming town during the gold rush of 1880s, it was home to the first regional stock exchange in Australia. Meals: B.D

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Cairns

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Cairns It is time to say goodbye to your newfound friends and head home, taking wonderful memories with you. Meals: B The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

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Farewell the Queensland outback as we head east to the coastal town of Townsville. With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, Townsville is home to World Heritage-listed national parks and lush tropical gardens. Following the coast, our final stop for two nights is in Cairns at the newly refurbished Flynn Hotel.

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Freechoice: Soar over the Atherton Tablelands in a hot air balloon flight at sunrise or journey through magnificent rainforest on the Kuranda Scenic Railway before returning by Skyrail. Alternatively, take a day trip to Cape Tribulation and experience the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, or enjoy a Great Barrier Reef day trip to the Outer Barrier Reef. Snorkel amidst the labyrinth of coral with an instructor and enjoy underwater

observatory on a semisubmersible boat.

2 memorable Scenic Special Stays

28 Meals- 13 breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L) and 12 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms. This itinerary is also available from Cairns to Brisbane please enquire for details.

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Oceans to Outback 16 Day Tour

Melbourne > Melbourne

NEW FOR 2021

A magical tri-state journey of discovery Discover your homeland like never before. From the refined art and culture of Melbourne to the barren otherworldly landscape of Broken Hill, unearth a new Australian wonder every day during this 16-day unforgettable itinerary. Your drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road will effectively set the stage for your upcoming adventure as you traverse places of incredible beauty, including rainforests, craggy limestone and sandstone cliffs, virgin beaches, the outstanding 12 apostles and the cerulean waters of an endless ocean. In South Australia, the mysteries of the volcanic crater Blue Lake will amaze you. Deep blue early in the year and steely grey towards the end, nature’s sorcery here has to be seen to be believed. From endearing wildlife to the world’s best winery, South Australia has surprises tucked away around every corner. Journey back in time and view the creation of the Flinders Ranges and its significance to the traditional owners of the land at Wilpena Pound. Finally, immerse yourself in the country’s outback aura at Broken Hill and Mildura, a fitting finale to a remarkable journey.

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Highlights: See the spectacular Great Ocean Road Witness the Blue Lake of Mt Gambier and the museum of Mary MacKillop in Penola Learn about bio-dynamic farming and at Gemtree Wines in McLaren Vale Be inspired by the recovery of Kangaroo Island Hear the indigenous stories at Wilpena Pound Look in awe at Broken Hill’s Living Desert Sculptures Museum Feel as though you’ve been transported to Mars at Mungo National Park Twelve Apostles, Victoria

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Oceans to Outback 16 Day Itinerary Melbourne > Melbourne Day 1

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Melbourne > Warrnambool Today, enjoy one of the world’s great road trips, the Great Ocean Road. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, the road is dedicated to soldiers killed during World War 1 , the road is the world’s largest war memorial Visit the remaining eight of the Twelve Apostles, a collection of limestone stacks and hear the story of the Loch Ard shipwreck as well as visit the famous Loch Ard Gorge. Your overnight stay is at Quality Suites Deep Ocean.

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Leaving Warrnambool this morning, visit Tower Hill state Reserve, a native wildlife haven located in a dormant volcano. The area was a rich food source for the Koroit Gundidj people whose descendants retain links with this country. Continue to Mt Gambier to visit the mysterious Blue Lake. We visit the historic township of Penola, the Mary Mackillop Interpretive Centre, and the Woods Mackillop Schoolhouse. Enjoy a Special Stay at The Barn in Mt Gambier, set amongst 5 acres of manicured English style gardens with most of the accommodation constructed from Mt Gambier limestone. Meals: B.D

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Mt Gambier > Kangaroo Island Today, we follow the coast to the fishing town of Kingston before following the waters of the Coorong to Meingie, past Lake Albert and Lake Alexandrina. Crossing the Murray River, we head to Victor Harbour and Cape Jervis where we board our ferry for

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Kangaroo Island Be inspired by the scenery today at Flinders Chase National Park. Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks are great photo opportunities. A special encounter awaits at Seal Bay, home to the third largest sea lion colony in Australia, where you will meet your conservation guide for a walk amongst the seals. If you are quiet, you might even hear them talking. Meals: B

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then as a natural enclosure by early pastoralists. Meals: B.D

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Wilpena Pound > Broken Hill Say goodbye to South Australia as you cross the border for NSW and the town of Broken Hill, site of the world’s richest deposits of silver, lead and zinc, which led to the establishment of BHP. Your three-night stay will be at the Broken Hill Resort or similar. Meals: B.D

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A visit to the Royal Flying Doctors Service before a chance to enjoy a milkshake from the famous Bells Milk Bar. Visit the outback ghost town of Silverton, scene of more than 140 films and commercials. Spend time strolling around the restored gaol, art galleries and the Silverton Hotel before a visit to

the Mad Max museum, where many pieces of the original set have been found buried underground. At the Daydream Mine, you will experience life back in the early mining days.

now the site of the spectacular “Walls of China”, carved from layers of the lunette and spectacular to view. Your overnight stay is that the Quality Hotel Mildura Grand.

tent town and turned it into a grand city of architectural elegance. Tonight, you will return to Melbourne for your final night at the Sofitel Melbourne.

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Its time to head home and say goodbye to new friends before returning home. Meals: B The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

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Broken Hill > Mildura Today we visit the world Heritage listed Mungo National Park and meet our park ranger for a guided tour. The famous Mungo Lunette was formed by sand swept up from the dried-up lake floor and dumped on the shoreline

Handcrafted inclusions:

Full escorted small group touring 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 4 Scenic Freechoice activities 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays 1 Scenic Sundowners event 28 Meals- 15 breakfasts (B) and 13 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 *Alternative itineraries, please enquire for details. All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/ terms.

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South Australia From the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island to the state’s many wine regions and hidden gastronomic gems, there’s plenty to discover in South Australia.

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Gateway to South Australia The gateway to South Australia, charming Adelaide, has something for all tastes. Laze beside the seaside in Glenelg, take a tour to a nearby wine region or explore the ever-expanding array of bars and eateries in the city’s laneways and side streets. Often referred to as the ‘City of Churches’, the city has undergone a cultural revolution that will keep you coming back for more. Wine Regions on South Australia Adelaide is one of the Great Wine Capitals of the world, with 200 cellar doors on its doorstep. The more famous is the Barossa known for its Shiraz and Rieslings which are growing in reputation. McLaren Vale’s warm climate meeds great Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay. Kangaroo Island One of the most picturesque islands off the coast of mainland Australia is Kangaroo Island. Small in size, but with plenty to offer, here is an opportunity help this community recover and once again flourish. Kangaroo Island is a real treat. Further afield explorations During the Oceans to Outback itinerary, explore further afield in South Australia to take in the majesty of the state’s natural beauty. Discover Mt Gambier, the historic town of Penola, the expansive Flinders Ranges and spectacular Wilpena Pound. For the latest offers and up to date availability visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Travel Advisor


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Gems of South Australia 8 Day Tour

Adelaide > Adelaide

Of delectable cuisine and breathtaking wildlife Prepare yourself for a range of once in a lifetime experiences. From tasting vintage port from your birth year and visiting the d’Arenberg Cube to observing the wondrous and rare native wildlife of Kangaroo Island. Here’s to eight unforgettable days of endless adventures. Begin your exploration of beautiful South Australia at its bustling capital city, and undertake a gourmet tour of Adelaide’s many fantastic restaurants and markets. From food lovers to wildlife enthusiasts, you’ll find an experience that fuels your passion in this compact city. In Barossa Valley, the state’s famous wine region, spend time strolling through its award-winning vineyards and tasting premium Australian wines. Don’t forget to taste vintage port dating back to your birth year. In Kangaroo Island, you’ll be amazed to discover a land teeming with vibrant wildlife and dramatic scenery. From koala and fur seal to some of nature’s finest works of art – the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, there’s plenty to delight the naturalist in you.

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Highlights: Taste port from the year of your birth at Seppeltsfield Discover what makes Kangaroo Island so unique Enjoy a guided tour of Adelaide’s Central Market Take a walk through the vines of the Barossa at Jacobs Creek winery See the d’Arenburg Cube, inspired by the complexities and puzzles of wine making Learn about bio dynamic farming at Gemtree Wines Wine tasting at d’Arenberg Winery

Walk the beach at Seal Bay home to a colony of seals

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Gems of South Australia 8 Day Itinerary Adelaide > Adelaide Day 1

building on your camera. Visit the charming seaside town of Adelaide Victor Harbor before your ferry Welcome to Adelaide, South ride to Kangaroo Island. Your Australia’s capital, renowned accommodation here will be for its gourmet delights and at Seafront Hotel for the next thriving culture. From the three nights. airport, you will be transferred Sundowners to the Intercontinental Hotel, Unwind over an evening your home for the next three drink while looking out to the nights. Enjoy a welcome dinner stunning views of the beach to celebrate the wonders of before dinner tonight. Australia’s southernmost Meals: B.D state with your new friends. Meals: D

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Be inspired by the scenery today at Flinders Chase Today travel to one of Australia’s National Park. Behold the oldest wine producing regions, powerful forces of nature at Barossa Valley. Spend the day Admirals Arch, a stunning discovering the Barossa Valley’s natural rock arc formed famous drop. Appreciate the by lashing waves. Take a chance to try port from the year frame-worthy photograph of your birth at Seppeltsfield at Remarkable Rocks, before lunch, and then take spectacular naturally formed a vineyard tour of the awardgranite sculptures shaped winning Jacob’s Creek Winery over 500 years of erosion. A before returning to Adelaide. special encounter awaits at Meals: B.L Seal Bay, home to the third largest sea lion colony in Day 3 Australia, where you’ll meet Adelaide your conservation guide for a Freechoice: Today, discover walk amongst the seals. If you the history and culture of are quiet you might even hear Adelaide on a walking tour or them talking. taste your way through the Meals: B Adelaide Central Markets. Alternatively, take an Adelaide Day 6 city sights tour including a Kangaroo Island cruise along the Torrens River. Enrich Meals: B Tantalise your taste buds Day 4 as your local epicurean guide introduces you to the Adelaide > magnificent tastes of Kangaroo Kangaroo Island Island, which have helped to Journey south today to the make it famous - gourmet Fleurieu Peninsula where cheese, honey and gin. rolling hills are complemented Tonight’s dinner will showcase by rugged, clifftops and Kangaroo Island local produce. sandy beaches. We’ll stop in Meals: B.L.D McLaren Vale where we will Day 7 visit the d’Arenberg Cube, a five storey contemporary Kangaroo Island > glass structure that almost Adelaide appears to be floating Your ferry trip this morning amongst the vineyards. will bring you back to the Sample premium wine and capture the sunlight bouncing mainland. off the many façades of the

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Enrich Meet the winemakers at Gemtree Wines who were the worldwide winner of Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices in 2019. Discover through an interactive experience at the Biodynamic hut all about biodynamic viticulture and finish your visit with a taste of locally sourced snacks. Continue on to Glenelg, a beachside suburb of Adelaide, where you will enjoy a special stay at the Stamford Grand Hotel, with a chance to reflect on your adventures over a farewell dinner.

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Adelaide It’s time to say goodbye to your newfound friends and the delightful tastes of South Australia. Meals: B The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

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Handcrafted inclusions:

Fully escorted small group touring 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 3 Scenic Freechoice activities 1 Scenic Sundowners event 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay 13 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 4 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Tour code: AUAA Twin share Single

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

The d’Arenberg Cube, McLaren Vale

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Australia

Discover

Tasmania With its pristine wilderness, complex convict history and outstanding local produce, Tasmania is an island not to be missed. We’ll share stories about its intriguing history, introduce you to the local wildlife and lead your tastebuds on a delicious journey. Where the wild things are The spectacular World Heritagelisted Tasmanian Wilderness covers almost one fifth of the island. Nearby, Cradle Mountain will delight outdoor enthusiasts, while on the east coast, Freycinet National Park, with its secluded bays, is a place of wild beauty. Those who have gone before Tasmania’s heritage has been strongly shaped by its convict past. In fact, the state is home to five of Australia’s 11 World Heritagelisted convict sites, including its

most famous penal settlement at Port Arthur. With plenty of stories waiting to be shared, visitors will be enthralled as they see and hear history come to life. Tamar Valley Touring Close to the beautiful riverside city of Launceston and the former goldmining town of Beaconsfield is the picturesque Tamar Valley. Home to some of Tasmania’s best wineries, no visit to Tasmania would be complete without a journey around this charming region. A

Taste of Tassie

Tasmania has long been at the forefront when it comes to growing and producing gourmet ingredients. From handcrafted cheeses to acres of berry farms, crisp apple cider and sublime fresh seafood, you’ll love sampling all the culinary delights. The island is also fast gaining a reputation for quality whisky, with its pure air, clean water and a climate well-suited to whisky making seeing the advent of several top-class distilleries.

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Ultimate Tasmania 13 Day Tour

Hobart > Hobart

A cornucopia of riches A great passion for nature, history, culture and food defines this little island. With some of the most magnificent untouched wilderness in the world, a rich convict legacy, world-class galleries and artisan produce, Tasmania is a treat for the senses, no matter what your appetite. From the salty dockside Salamanca Point to the extraordinary art housed in MONA, you’ll fall in love with Hobart before heading south to the World Heritagelisted convict enclave of Port Arthur. History and art combine with a visit to the incredible ‘Wall in the Wilderness’, before you go deep into the wilderness with visits to the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Parks. Explore many of the quaint little towns scattered across the island, sampling the finest in Tassie hospitality before heading back to the wilds of Freycinet National Park. The extraordinary Wineglass Bay will capture your imagination before you make your way back to lovely Hobart.

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Highlights: Take in the silence of the Gordon River on your cruise through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park Enjoy views of Salamanca from your hotel room in Hobart Taste of Hellyers Whisky during your visit to the Hellyers Road Distillery See the work of the convicts and Australia’s oldest bridge in Richmond Assume the identity of a convict during your visit to Port Arthur Hellyers Road Distillery

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Ultimate Tasmania 13 Day Itinerary Hobart > Hobart Day 01

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Hobart > Port Arthur Delve into Tasmania’s convict past with a visit to World Heritage-listed Port Arthur. Your guided tour includes a cruise to the Isle of the Dead for a fascinating insight into the lives and deaths of Port Arthur’s past residents, both convicts and free settlers. Meals: B

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Enrich Witness history in the making with your visit to the ‘Wall in the Wilderness’, a woodcarved history of the Central Tasmanian Highlands. A continuous work in progress, Greg Duncan has handcarved a series of scenes into panels commemorating those who have shaped the area’s past and present. Travel to Queenstown before arriving in the picturesque village of Strahan, for your two night stay at Strahan Village. Meals: B.D

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Strahan Cruise through the World Heritage-listed FranklinGordon Wild Rivers National Park. From the luxury of the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck, enjoy a gourmet lunch of local Tasmanian delicacies. Cruise through Macquarie Harbour and visit Heritage Landing and Sarah Island. Meals: B.L

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Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies this morning to be treated to magnificent views of Cradle Mountain and breathtaking reflections on Dove Lake. Hear the stories from your local guide about the intrepid early settlers of this area. Take in the pristine alpine vistas of Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, where you’ll enjoy a Special Stay at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. Meals: B.D

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Cradle Mountain > Smithton Leave the mountains for the coastal towns of Burnie and Penguin. Visit Hellyers Road Distillery and take the whisky walk, learning about how whisky is distilled and matured in Tasmania. Enjoy the rugged coastline on the

way to the village of Stanley. Enjoy Tasmanian hospitality tonight as you stay at the Tall Timbers Hotel. Meals: B.D

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tour the cool climate wineries, or a beer tasting tour at Boags Brewery or enjoy a leisurely lunch cruise on the Tamar River. Meals: B.L.D

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Journey to the coast via Legerwood and discover unique tree carvings, a memorial to World War I. Enrich Learn about the award winning cheeses from Pyengana Dairy Company, reputed to produce Australia’s finest cheddar, and delight your tastebuds with a delicious sampling. Your final destination today is the breathtaking Freycinet National Park, where you’ll discover this incredible wilderness while enjoying a Special Stay at the stunning waterfront Freycinet Lodge. Sundowners Enjoy a glass of Tasmanian Sparkling as the sun sets over Coles Bay at Freycinet National Park. Meals: B.D

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Freechoice: Choose between a cruise on Wineglass Bay with its white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, or join a tour with an oyster farmer to learn about their industry and enjoy a delicious sample.

Upgrade your stay to a Coastal Pavilion cabin at Freycinet Lodge (at additional cost, please book prior to departure).

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Enrich Visit the Tasmanian Wool Centre in the convict town of Ross. Your local guide will share stories of the town’s history and the influence of its first export – wool. Stop in Richmond and see Australia’s oldest bridge, built by convict labour. During a visit to Bonorong National Park meet Tasmania’s shy and elusive Tasmanian devil, before arriving back at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart for a two night Special Stay. Meals: B

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amongst the fruit orchards. Alternatively, cruise on the MONA ferry and enjoy a tour of the daring Museum of Old and New Art or cruise the Derwent River to see Australia’s oldest light house. Toast your adventures during tonight’s farewell dinner at the Drunken Admiral Restaurant.

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Freechoice: Choose from a range of Hobart attractions. Enjoy a bus tour viewing some of Hobart’s main highlights or visit the Huon Valley and walk

Extend your journey Extend your journey with a full day award-winning tour and cruise to Bruny Island. (at additional cost, please book prior to departure. Available before or after your tour). The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

It’s time to say farewell to new friends and the wonders of Tasmania. Meals: B

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Fully escorted small group touring 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 10 Scenic Freechoice activities 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays 1 Scenic Sundowners event 23 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Twin share Single

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$6,395

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$6,895

$8,740

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09^

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13

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06

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$6,895

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 *Alternative itineraries, please enquire for details. All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. ^Departures in Apr-May 2021 follow the 2020/21 season itinerary. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

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Norfolk Island may be small in size, merely a dot in the vast South Pacific Ocean, but it features a large and colourful history. The island’s unique language – a curious mix of English and Tahitian – owes its origin to the descendants of Bounty mutineers from Pitcairn Island, who arrived on the island in 1856 following the end of its incarnation as a British penal colony. The history and heritage that abounds from that time is still evident, with the capital, Kingston, home to an array of museums housing significant artefacts and archaeological finds. Norfolk Island is also renowned for its beauty, with sparkling seas and a picturesque landscape offering all manner of recreational activities, from hiking to fishing and everything in between. Head out on a glass bottom boat or enjoy a gourmet afternoon tea in a park-like setting, the choice is yours.

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Historic Norfolk Island Kingston convict settlement

Paradise found Norfolk Island will fascinate with its rich history, beautiful environment and friendly locals who are always ready for a yarn or two about their beloved home. You’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time on this pretty ocean outcrop. From the World Heritage-listed Kingston, with its fascinating convict history and even the odd ghost story, to the hospitality and delicious fare from Bounty descendants, there’s plenty to delight on this South Pacific Paradise. Discover the natural wonder of Emily Bay or admire First Fleet artefacts in the maritime museum. Learn about the curious mix of English and Tahitian that combines to form the utterly unique Norfolk language and venture into the homes of three Islanders for a thoroughly entertaining progressive dinner. 8 Day Tour

Norfolk Island

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left. Captain Cook was the first European to encounter Norfolk Island Norfolk Island in 1774 and Watawieh and welcome to described the island as Norfolk Island. Settle into paradise. Start your day with the South Pacific Resort, a visit to the historic Chapel your home for the next seven of St. Barnabus before nights, and meet your Tour browsing the local markets. Director and fellow travellers Discover the history, charm over a welcome dinner. and key landmarks of the Meals: D island, visit picturesque Emily Bay and enjoy the Day 02 fresh sea air and crystal Emily Bay clear waters. Norfolk Island has a The first prison colony was colourful history spanning established on the island in more than 600 years. 1788 and lasted until 1814. The earliest settlers The island was abandoned were believed to be East until 1825 when an even Polynesian seafarers who harsher convict era began, arrived around the 14th or which lasted until 1855. 15th century, stayed for a Visit Kingston, the World few generations and then Heritage-listed convict

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settlement and hear stories from this time. Walk amongst the convict gaol ruins and learn about the historic and current uses of the pier buildings and other historic landmarks in the area. A guided tour of the maritime museum introduces artefacts from the HMAS Sirius, flagship of the First Fleet which sank off Norfolk Island. Enrich Learn about the unique language of Norfolk Island, a fascinating mix of English and Tahitian, created by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives. Meals: B.D

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This afternoon, take a garden tour of the private gardens. Enrich Experience the friendly hospitality of the local community with a progressive dinner. Three different families will welcome you into their homes for each different course. The Islanders will share stories of what life is really like in paradise. Meals: B.D

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Freechoice: Today’s choices include a glass bottom boat cruise or a visit to Two Chimneys Vineyard. Selfdrive yourself around this island paradise or join

the Norfolk Today tour. Meet the local bee-keeper as part of the Taste of Norfolk tour or enjoy a 4WD safari. Alternatively take part in a farm and industry tour or a guided tour on an ebike. Later, visit the unique cyclorama which is a 360 degree panoramic painting depicting the story of the Bounty mutineers, before dinner tonight at the Hilli Lounge and Wine Bar. Meals: B.D

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Enjoy an early morning walk through the rainforest at Palm Glen and learn about the local wildlife as you walk beneath a canopy of Norfolk Island palms, followed by breakfast overlooking the beach. During a visit to Norfolk Island Cottage Pottery, you’ll have the opportunity to see pots being thrown on the wheel by a master potter. See the Hilli goats being milked and have the cheese making process explained. Enjoy a beautiful tasting platter of this home-grown cheese, including locally made guava jelly. This evening, watch the ‘Trial of Fifteen’, a lively reenactment of the history of Norfolk Island. Take part in a traditional dinner at Number 9 Quality Row before hearing some of the ghost stories that add to the mystery of this island.


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Enrich Discover the life of worldrenowned author Colleen McCullough during a visit to her home, as part of an exclusive guided tour of the author’s magnificent property. View some of the priceless art collections from around the world. Experience high tea on the lawns at Forrester’s Court. Enjoy a selection of savoury and sweet delicacies while taking in the vista from this cliff side location. Finish the afternoon with a tasting of locally distilled liqueurs. Dinner tonight is set on a clifftop overlooking the ocean, feasting on fresh island produce. Afterwards, be entertained by the dancers’ rhythm against the backdrop of the setting sun.

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Freechoice: Today’s choices include a glass bottom boat cruise or a visit to Two Chimneys Vineyard. Selfdrive yourself around this island paradise or join the Norfolk Today tour. Meet the local bee-keeper as part of the Taste of Norfolk tour or enjoy a 4WD safari. Alternatively, enjoy nine holes of golf, a guided tour on an ebike or a farm and industry tour. Tonight’s farewell dinner is at a local restaurant.

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Anson Bay Old Whaling Station

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Cemetery Bay

Emily Bay

Day 08

Norfolk Island After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Meals: B The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

Scenic Freechoice activity Relish the opportunity to play nine holes of golf on the only golf course in the world located within a World Heritage Site. The Norfolk Island golf club has spectacular views and a rich heritage to rival any golf course in the world.

Meals: B.D

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14 meals – 7 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Tour code: NLKI

Twin share Single

2022

$3,875

$4,480

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$4,480

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$3,875

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. ^Departure May 2021 follows the 2020/21 season itinerary. *Alternative itineraries, please enquire for more details. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

Two Chimneys Vineyard

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Western Australia & Northern Territory Comprising one third of Australia, Western Australia is a land of drama and contrast. From the ancient gorges of Karijini National Park and the vast mines of the Pilbara, to the state capital Perth and the Coral Coast featuring the stunning World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, the diversity on offer is astounding. Discover the history of Albany, meet Bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia and sample the gourmet and wine lovers delights at Margaret River.

In the state’s ‘Red Centre’ sits Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia. Whether you visit at sunrise or witness the changing colours at sunset, this awe-inspiring natural wonder will leave you breathless. The Northern Territory is also home to Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu, in the tropical Top End. Famous for the crocodiles that stalk its waterways, as well as its rich array of flora and birdlife, the area is a must-visit for nature lovers.

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Discover the spectacular Katherine Gorge – a perfect backdrop for your dinner cruise. Hear the stories of the Jawoyn people and explore their culture.

Photo: Scott Slawinski, Base Imagery

The natural beauty and heritage of Western Australia will truly surprise you, while the Northern Territory, famed for its outback desert landscapes, will surprise and delight.

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Bungle Bungles Sky Walk, Kalbarri National Park Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu, National Territory Field of Light, Uluru Kings Canyon

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South Western Mosaic 9 Day Tour

Perth > Perth

Where nature, culture and gastronomy meet Discover all the wonderful things that the west coast of Australia has to offer on this perfect 9 day itinerary. With its urban cities, centuries old trees, delicious cuisine, and adorable wildlife, you are bound to find something that excites your passion. A favourite landscape of one of Australia’s finest writers, Tim Winton, who has immortalised it many times, this journey offers you a chance to write your own story of the south-western region of Australia. Embark on a handcrafted adventure that will reveal to you the very best of South Western Australia. You will discover the various facets of its capital city Perth, from its lively cityscape and vibrant food scene to its quiet national parks and extraordinary geological formations. In Rottnest Island, say hello to some of the sweetest and most approachable marsupials, the quokka, to capture a selfie you will treasure for a lifetime. Discover the poignant World War I history of Albany and then proceed to Margaret River to taste some of the most premium wines produced in Australia. In Fremantle, visit the historic prison to learn about the country’s convict past.

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Scenic Enrich experience Western Australia is renowned for it’s incredible wildflowers. Take a private tour with a local expert through Perth’s Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens. Discover the array of wildflowers found here and learn about the practical uses for both Indigenous people and early settlers to Western Australia.

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Highlights: Discover Nambung National Park and the mysterious limestone Pinnacles Cruise to stunning Rottnest Island Pay your respects at the award-winning National ANZAC Centre museum in Albany Hear the stories of the Noongar-Indigenous, English and Italian women at the beautiful Kodja Place and Rose Maze Wander amongst ancient Tingle Trees at the Valley of the Giants and see the Gloucester Tree National Anzac Centre museum

Savour the wonderful food and wines that have made Margaret River famous

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South Western Mosaic 9 Day Itinerary Perth > Perth Day 01

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Enrich Today let your expert local guide show you around Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens on a leisurely walk. Learn about the array of wildflowers found throughout Australia and how to identify them. Visit the historic Swan Bells that once chimed for Captain James Cook’s voyage to Australia from Great Britain, and originally came from Saint Martins in London. Finally, cruise to Rottnest Island home of the loveable quokka. These cute marsupials are surprisingly friendly and inquisitive and will willingly pose for a selfie with you – the perfect memento of a memorable trip. Meals: B.L

Day 04

Perth > Albany Today take the scenic route to Albany through the Jarrahdale State Forest and pass through Williams and Arthur River before

you get to Kojonup. Visit the indigenous cultural centre of Kodja Place and walk through the beautiful Rose Maze. Learn the incredible life stories of the Noongar-Indigenous, English and Italian women that are intertwined with the tapestry of roses. Visit the Mt Romance Sandalwood factory for an insight into the healing powers of this native oil. Arrive in Albany, your home for the next two nights staying at the Dog Rock Motel. Meals: B.D

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Albany Visit the award-winning National Anzac Centre museum, built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, on the land from where over fifty ships of ANZAC soldiers left for war. You will also have the chance to assume the identity of an ANZAC related character and follow their personal experience of the Great War. Explore the old whaler’s

station as part of your visit to Discovery Bay and their wildflower garden. Admire the Gap and the Natural Bridge coastline formations and the spectacular views of the Southern Ocean. Meals: B.D

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Today visit the Valley of the Giants to view the ancient Giant Tingle Trees. The tree top walk provides you with a bird’s eye view of the towering forest and its soothing canopy. Ride on the Pemberton Tramway though beautiful Karri and Jarrah forests and stand in awe at the foot of the famous Gloucester Tree, soaring to 61 metres. Travel via Cape Leeuwin where the Southern and Indian oceans meet before arriving at the Pullman Bunker Bay for your two night Special Stay. Meals: B.D

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for its pristine beaches, and delicious wine and chocolate. Apart from the over 100 world-class wineries, Margaret River also offers a wealth of natural wonders, including caves with the longest straw stalactites in any tourist cave in the world. Enrich Sample the wonderful wines at Leeuwin Estate with a delicious gourmet lunch and beautiful vistas. Meals: B.L

to admire the incredible underwater marine life. Visit the dolphin centre at Bunbury to meet some more endearing WA natives before heading north to Fremantle. Enjoy a tour including a visit to the historic prison before arriving back in Perth. Meals: B.D

Day 09

Perth After breakfast, bid farewell to your new found friends before returning home. Meals: B

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Margaret River > Perth See the famous Busselton Jetty, a nearly 2 km long timber piled jetty that will lead you out into the ocean

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

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Complete your journey with a 4 day Indian Pacific extension from Perth to Sydney.

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Perth > Kalgoorlie Board the Indian Pacific train and settle into your comfortable private cabin before lunch in the elegant dining car. Arrive in the wild west town of KalgoorlieBoulder, home to the staggering Super Pit. Meals: L.D

15 meals – 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 5 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides

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Cook > The Nullarbor

Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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$4,895 $4,895 $4,895 $4,895

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$5,845 $5,845 $5,845 $5,845

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 *Alternative itineraries, please enquire for details. All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

Big blue skies and vast desert landscapes await along the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Enjoy a short stop in Cook, once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town. Meals: B.L.D

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Adelaide > Broken Hill Visit Adelaide Central Market or tour the city highlights including Haighs chocolate factory. Continue to Broken Hill, known as the Silver City. Visit the late Pro Hart’s studio or the Miners’ Memorial. Meals: B.L.D

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Blue Mountains > Sydney Arrive in the magnificent Blue Mountains and explore the World Heritage-listed National Park. Enjoy lunch at The Lookout restaurant before being whisked away to Sydney Central Station where your journey comes to an end. Meals: B.L This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

Indian Pacific rail journey From Twin Share $2,899 per person Inclusions: 4 day Indian Pacific train Perth-Sydney in Gold Service private cabin, with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of Off Train Excursions at key stops.

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Treasures of the West Coast 23 Day Tour

Darwin > Perth

Big sky country The west coast of this wide, brown land features some of the most spectacular and rare landscapes in the world. Big skies, deep gorges, plains that stretch to the horizon and all the colours of the rainbow. It is country tied deeply to ancient lore and generations of stories, and a place that will lay claim to your heart. From sultry Darwin, you’ll make your way down the coast. The prehistoric and incredibly beautiful Katherine Gorge will astound with its sparkling waters and deep sandstone cliffs, before you find yourself in rich farming country and the stunning El Questro Wilderness Park. Seek out rich wildlife before visiting the world’s largest diamond mine. Meet a traditional landowner and discover traditional culture and storytelling. Ride a camel along the famous Cable Beach or get up close with a friendly Bottlenose dolphin in the turquoise waters of Monkey Mia before arriving in Perth.

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Highlights: Watch the Kimberley sky change colours while sipping on Sundowners at El Questro See the amazing colours of the ocean at Coral Bay Visit Litchfield National Park with its unusual termite mounds Enjoy dinner as you watch the sun set on a Katherine Gorge cruise Watch the Bottlenose dolphins at play in the waters of Monkey Mia

Kakadu National Park

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Treasures of the West Coast 23 Day Itinerary Darwin > Perth Day 01

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Katherine > Kununurra

Welcome to cosmopolitan Darwin for a two night stay at the Hilton Darwin.

Explore the largest lake in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Argyle, before joining your cruise down the spectacular Ord River. Relax tonight at the Kununurra Country Club.

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Optional flight Take an optional flight over Kakadu National Park for a bird’s-eye view of the wetlands and rocky terrain (at additional cost, please book prior to departure). Discover the World Heritagelisted Kakadu National Park. Be amazed by the wildlife and Aboriginal art. Your home for tonight is at the Ibis Styles Katherine. Enrich Your dinner cruise through Katherine Gorge will transport you into the spiritual world of the Jawoyn people and their remarkable culture. Meals: B.D

importance of the sandalwood tree and discover the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. Follow the Cockburn Range to the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park and your Special Stay for the next two nights at Emma Gorge. Meals: B.D

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Sundowners Relax over evening drinks at the airstrip while capturing stunning views of the sunset over the Cockburn Ranges. Meals: B.D

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El Questro > Halls Creek Admire the striking colours of the massive Carr Boyd Ranges as you travel to the world’s largest single producers of diamonds, the Argyle Diamond Mine. Join your Indigenous guide for a tour and lunch. Your overnight stay is at the Halls Creek Motel. Meals: B.L.D

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Optional flight Experience the incredible Horizontal Falls on an exhilarating seaplane flight (at additional cost and replaces Scenic Freechoice activities. Please book prior to departure).

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Port Hedland > Karijini National Park Put on your hard hat for a tour of the Mount Tom Price iron ore mine. Stay overnight at the rustic Karijini Eco Retreat. Meals: B.D

Day 14

Karijini National Park > Karratha Explore the ancient gorges and waterfalls of Karijini National Park. Visit Fortescue Falls and the Dale and Joffre Gorges for astounding views. Later, view the spectacular Hamersley Range with its sheer walls of rock, layered in many colours. Stay overnight at Karratha International Hotel. Meals: B.D


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Karratha > Exmouth

Carnarvon > Monkey Mia

Travel along the North West Coastal highway to Exmouth for a two night stay at the gorgeous Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort. Meals: B.D

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Start your day with a Ningaloo Reef coral viewing cruise before visiting historic Vlamingh Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay. Sundowners Enjoy a drink at the resort’s bar and watch the trawlers head out to begin their evening’s work. Meals: B.D

Day 17

Exmouth > Carnarvon Explore Coral Bay where the turquoise blue of the ocean meets the sandy bay at Ningaloo Reef. Visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, before arriving at the Hospitality Inn Carnarvon for your overnight stay. Meals: B

arriving at the Ocean Centre Hotel. Meals: B.D

Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of stromatolites. Enjoy two nights at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, home to Bottlenose dolphins. Meals: B.D

Day 19

Monkey Mia

enjoy a half day morning city explorer tour and cruise of Perth and Fremantle. Meals: B.D

Day 21

Geraldton > Perth

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Marvel at the extraordinary Pinnacles during your visit to Nambung National Park. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Pan Pacific Perth. Meals: B

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This morning, cherish the opportunity to see the dolphins under the supervision of a national park ranger. Freechoice: Cruise through Shark Bay searching for dugong or sail into the sunset. Alternatively, dine on damper as you listen to stories of the Dreamtime. Meals: B

Day 20

Monkey Mia > Geraldton See Shell Beach then continue to Kalbarri National Park and experience the new Skywalk for views of Murchison River Gorge. At Geraldton visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial before

Day 23

Day 22

Perth

Perth After breakfast, bid farewell to your new found friends, before returning home with many wonderful memories. Meals: B

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Freechoice: Journey to Rottnest Island for a chance to spot a quokka or partake in a food and wine trail through Swan Valley. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Perth or

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

Handcrafted inclusions:

Fully escorted small group touring 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 18 Scenic Freechoice activities 2 Scenic Sundowners event 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays 40 meals – 22 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 17 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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23 Day Itinerary Darwin > Perth

Tour code: NABK

2022 Departures

Twin share

Single

May June July Aug Sep

$12,895 $12,895 $12,895 $12,895 $12,895

$15,995 $15,995 $15,995 $15,995 $15,995

15 08 09 06 3*

28* 16* 8* 20

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 *Alternative itineraries, please enquire for details. All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

Karijini National Park

** Please note that itinerary is subject to change upon release of the full Scenic Australia 2022 brochure. If the Itinerary duration is amended and additional nights are included in a tour the additional cost will be surcharged. Pre-release pricing is strictly limited and can be withdrawn at any time.


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Top End & Kimberley Spectacular 13 Day Tour

Darwin > Broome

Kimberley Dreaming Let the spectacular Kimberley share its many stories with you as you journey into the heart of this incredible region. Discover the many delights of the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Visit billabongs, spot crocodiles and immerse yourself in the ancient stories of this land. A dinner cruise on Katherine Gorge is a highlight, as is spending time on the breathtaking Ord River. Journey along the famed Gibb River Road to El Questro Wilderness Park and marvel at the beauty of Chamberlain Gorge. Have a yarn with a traditional landowner and hear his stories; the people you meet along the way will be just as memorable as the landscapes you encounter. Bid farewell to your new friends in Broome, but not before exploring the tropical waters and pristine beaches of this gorgeous town.

Darwin

2

Kakadu Scenic Flight

1 Kakadu

National Park

Yellow Water Billabong Cruise Katherine 1 Ord River Cruise El Questro

Derby

2

Broome

2

2

Chamberlain Gorge Cruise

1 Fitzroy Crossing

Geikie Gorge

Katherine Gorge Cruise

Kununurra Bungle Bungles Scenic Flight

1 Halls Creek Katherine Gorge dinner cruise

Northern Territory

Western Australia

1 Overnight

Land

Optional flight

Scenic Sundowners Enjoy a quintessential Kimberley experience as you relax over evening drinks at the El Questro airstrip while capturing stunning views of the sunset over the Cockburn Ranges.

Ord River cruise


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Highlights: Enjoy dinner as you watch the sun set on a Katherine Gorge cruise Feel the wind through your hair as you cruise on the Ord River Visit Litchfield National Park with its unusual termite mounds Watch the Kimberley sky change colours while sipping on Sundowners at El Questro Look for the big crocs as you cruise on Yellow Water Billabong Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park

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Top End & Kimberley Spectacular 13 Day Itinerary Darwin > Broome Day 01

Darwin Welcome to Darwin. Enjoy a two night stay at the Hilton Darwin, beginning with a welcome dinner. Meals: D

Day 02

Darwin

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Freechoice: Choose a cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or take a day trip to Litchfield National Park. Alternatively, enjoy a sunset cruise on Darwin Harbour, take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour. Meals: B

incredible telegraph line, which connected Australia to the rest of the world in 1872. Visit Nitmiluk National Park, home to the breathtaking Katherine Gorge. Tonight, enjoy a Special Stay at Cicada Lodge, nestled in natural bush, or similar. Enrich Be transported into the spiritual world of the Jawoyn people and explore their culture and history on a dinner cruise through Katherine Gorge. Enjoy the stories with the magnificent backdrop of towering cliff faces that change colour as the sun sets. Meals: B.D

Darwin > Kakadu National Park Travel to the amazing World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and marvel at ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. Visit Bowali Visitors Centre for a greater understanding of the area before cruising on Yellow Water Billabong, spotting crocodiles and birdlife. Your hotel tonight is the Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, built in the shape of a crocodile. Meals: B.D

Day 04

Kakadu National Park > Katherine

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Optional flight Take an optional flight over Kakadu National Park for a bird’s-eye view of the wetlands and rocky terrain (at additional cost, please book prior to departure). Heading south, you’ll stop at Pine Creek, named after the many pine trees that Overland Telegraph workers found during the construction of this

Katherine > Kununurra Journey to Western Australia and let the vast expanse of the Kimberley slowly reveal itself. Visit Lake Argyle, the largest lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy afternoon tea and a tour of Hoochery Distillery, before arriving at The Kimberley Grande Resort or similar for your two night stay. Meals: B.D

Day 06

Kununurra

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Optional flight Opt for a flight over the Bungle Bungles and a chance to see the orange and black stripes of these massive sandstone structures (at additional cost, please book prior to departure). Enrich Your local guide will take you on a tour of the farming region around Kununurra. Hear stories about how this town has become the ‘fruit bowl’ of Australia and learn about the region’s famous fragrant timber, the sandalwood tree. Meals: B.D

Day 09

Kununurra > El Questro

El Questro > Halls Creek

This morning, take a breathtaking cruise on the Ord River. Marvel at the vast variety of birdlife, immense gorge walls and river scenery. Travel along the Gibb River Road to the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park. Set in the untamed Kimberley landscape, El Questro began life as a working cattle station. Enjoy a two night Special Stay in deluxe tented cabins at Emma Gorge.

Visit the world’s largest single producer of diamonds on your tour of the Argyle Diamond Mine. Learn about the open cut mine and the original Indigenous inhabitants. Tonight, stay at the Halls Creek Motel, on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert.

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Meals: B.D

Optional El Questro

Homestead upgrade

Day 05

Day 03

Day 07

Take the opportunity to upgrade your stay to the deluxe El Questro Homestead, an exclusive retreat perched atop the magnificent Chamberlain gorge (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and will substitute accommodation and touring activities).

Day 08

El Questro

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Freechoice: Choose to take a cruise through Chamberlain Gorge or a culture and history tour of El Questro, learning about traditional medicines, hunting techniques and the use of fire. Alternatively, join a park ranger on a bird watching tour. Sundowners Relax over evening drinks at the airstrip while capturing stunning views of the sunset over the Cockburn Ranges. Meals: B.D

Meals: B.L.D

Day 10

Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing Visit China Wall, a natural white stone wall that looks like the Great Wall of China. Cruise the Fitzroy River through the exquisite Geikie Gorge and keep an eye out for local wildlife, including sawfish, stingrays and Freshwater crocodiles. Visit a local indigenous art gallery. Stay overnight at Fitzroy River Lodge or similar. Meals: B.D

Day 11

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Enrich Relish the opportunity to have a yarn with a traditional landowner whose grandfather was both a prisoner and prison warden at the remarkable Boab prison tree. View the tree and visit one of the oldest ‘supermarkets’ and ‘chemists’ in the world, without walls or cash registers. Arrive at the town of Broome, the jewel of the Kimberley. With a rich history in pearling and a strong multicultural foundation, you’ll fall in love with this unique town. Enjoy an orientation tour, ending at Cable Beach for sunset. Your two night stay is at Cable Beach Resort & Spa or similar. Meals: B


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Cable Beach, Broome

Day 12

Broome

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Freechoice: Discover the rare and beautiful Australian South Sea Pearl on a tour of Willie Creek Pearl Farm or enjoy a colourful and informative tour taking in the city sights on a Harley-Davidson™ Trike. Alternatively, soak up the views from the top of a camel along the famous Cable Beach. Finish the day with a farewell dinner with new found friends as you reminisce about your adventures. Meals: B.D

Optional flight Take the opportunity to experience the Horizontal Falls on an exhilarating seaplane flight (at additional cost and replaces Scenic Freechoice touring and activities. Please book prior to departure).

Day 13

Broome It’s time to leave the wonders of the Kimberley behind and head home, taking wonderful memories with you. Meals: B The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

Geikie Gorge

Handcrafted inclusions: Fully escorted small group touring

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3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities 1 Scenic Sundowners event

2 memorable Scenic Special Stays

23 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 10 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides

Optional El Questro Homestead upgrade

Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

13 Day Itinerary

Days 07-08

El Questro Homestead Choose to upgrade to El Questro Homestead, nestled within the Kimberley’s vast and ancient landscape and hidden amongst burnt-orange cliffs and lush, green lawns. El Questro Homestead Upgrade subject to availability at additional cost, please book prior to departure. Two night El Questro Homestead upgrade includes accommodation, tours within El Questro, gourmet meals, a selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and sparkling wine.

Tour code: KKA

2021 Departures

Twin share

Single

April 26 May 02 May 08

$7,595 $7,345 $7,345

$9,510 $9,260 $9,260

2022 Departures

Twin share

Single

$7,995 $7,995 $7,995 $7,995 $7,995

$9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995

May June July Aug Sep

30 02* 19 11* 08

12* 20 28* 25* 15

30*

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 *Alternative itineraries, please enquire for details. All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms. ** Please note that itinerary is subject to change upon release of the full Scenic Australia 2022 brochure. If the Itinerary duration is amended and additional nights are included in a tour the additional cost will be surcharged. Pre-release pricing is strictly limited and can be withdrawn at any time.

For the latest offers and up to date availability visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Travel Advisor


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West Coast Discovery 24 Day Tour & Cruise

Perth > Darwin

Treasures along the shore Far from the bustling big cities lie the true wonders of Australia. From the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia to the massive salt water crocodiles of Prince Frederick Harbour, dive into a world unlike any other and experience the best of Western Australia by land and sea. Explore the incredible Pinnacles of Nambung National Park, mysterious limestone formations dating back thousands of years with no known source. Meet the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia and take a stroll over the beautiful Shell Beach, formed by billions of miniscule shells. Go coral viewing at Ningaloo Reef, and enjoy a variety of experiences, from hopping on a Harley-Davidson™ Trike to riding a camel. Take an unforgettable cruise around the Kimberley region, discover the stunning flora and fauna of Montgomery Reef, the Lacepede Islands, and the Prince Frederick Harbour, and delight in the various waterfalls along your way, each uniquely distinct.

King George River Montgomery Reef Lacepede Islands Broome 2

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Prince Regent River Doubtful Bay Horizontal Falls

Northern Territory

Port Hedland 1 Karratha 1

Darwin

Western Australia

Exmouth 2 Coral Bay

1 Carnarvon Shark Bay

2 Monkey Mia

Coral Adventurer

2 Kalbarri Pinnacles

Perth

2

Cruise 1 Overnight

Land

Scenic Enrich experience For a unique insight into Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk minerals export port, join an informative presentation at the Seafarers Centre, followed by a lap around the harbour in a working Seafarers Launch Service boat.

Prince Regent River, Western Australia


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Highlights: Watch the Bottlenose dolphins at play in the waters of Monkey Mia Meet a quokka during a visit to Rottnest Island Cruise Port Hedland Harbour and take in the stunning views See the amazing colours of the ocean at Coral Bay Visit the newly constructed Kalbarri Skywalk in Kalbarri National Park Feel humbled by the many waterfalls you will discover in the Kimberleys Monkey Mia

Experience the beauty of the Kimberley coastline during your cruise

For the latest offers and up to date availability visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Travel Advisor


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West Coast Discovery 24 Day Itinerary Perth > Darwin Day 01

Day 06

Perth

Monkey Mia

Welcome to cosmopolitan Perth for a two night stay at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Cherish the opportunity to see the dolphins under the supervision of a national park ranger. Freechoice: Cruise through Shark Bay searching for dugong or sail into the sunset. Alternatively, dine on damper as you listen to stories of the Dreamtime.

Meals: D

Day 02

Perth

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Freechoice: Journey to Rottnest Island for a chance to spot a quokka or partake in a food and wine trail through Swan Valley. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Perth or enjoy a half day morning city explorer tour and cruise of Perth and Fremantle. Meals: B

Day 03

Perth > Kalbarri Begin your journey north with a visit to Nambung National Park and the remarkable Pinnacles. Traveling through Geraldton see the HMAS Sydney Memorial before arriving in Kalbarri. Your two night stay is at the Kalbarri Edge Resort. Meals: B.D

Day 04

Kalbarri Venture into Kalbarri National Park for a leisurely day of discovery. Visit the new Kalbarri Skywalk for views over the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge. Stop at Red Bluff for panoramic views of the ocean. Meals: B

Day 05

Kalbarri > Monkey Mia Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of stromatolites. Discover the secrets of Shark Bay with a visit to the Shark Bay Heritage Discovery Centre before arriving in Monkey Mia. Enjoy two nights at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, home to Bottlenose dolphins. Meals: B.D

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Meals: B

Day 07

Monkey Mia > Carnarvon Visit Shell Beach, formed by billions of coquina bivalve shells up to 10 metres deep, on your way to Carnarvon. Learn about the little known history of Carnarvon and the role it played in the manned space program at the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum. Spend the night at the Hospitality Inn Carnarvon.

Day 10

Day 14

Exmouth > Karratha

Board ship

Travel along the North West Coastal Highway before stopping in Dampier to learn about the North West Shelf Gas project. Stay at the Karratha International Hotel.

Enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks with fellow travellers and friendly Coral Expeditions’ crew. Take in stunning views from the sundeck as we cruise north towards Cape Leveque.

Meals: B.D

Meals: B.D

Day 11

Day 15

Karratha > Port Hedland

Lacepede Islands

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Explore the Pilbara and view some of the world’s most ancient landscapes before arriving in Port Hedland. Its natural deep harbour sees the export of iron ore, salt, manganese livestock and natural gas. Your overnight stay tonight is at The Esplanade Hotel. Enrich Discover the secrets of Port Hedland from your afternoon Port Hedland Harbour Cruise. Meals: B.D

Meals: B.D

Day 12

Day 08

Port Hedland > Broome

Carnarvon > Exmouth

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Explore Coral Bay, where the turquoise blue of the ocean meets the sandy bay of Ningaloo Reef, before arriving in Exmouth. Your two night Special Stay at the Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort. Meals: B.D

Day 09

Exmouth

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Start your day with a Ningaloo Reef coral viewing cruise before visiting historic Vlamingh Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay. Sundowners Enjoy a drink at the resort’s bar and watch the trawlers head out to begin their evening’s work. Meals: B.D

Pass through the Great Sandy Desert before arriving in tropical Broome on the Indian Ocean. With a rich history in pearling and a strong multicultural foundation, you’ll fall in love with this unique town. Enjoy an orientation tour, ending at Cable Beach for sunset. Your two night stay is at the Kimberley Sands Resort.

Subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef. This nature reserve has been identified by Birdlife International as an Important Bird Area as it supports up to 18,000 breeding pairs of Brown Boobies and Roseate Terns, possibly the largest population in the world. Disembark and board a Zodiac to explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian pelicans, Frigate birds, egrets, gulls and terns. The islands are also renowned as Western Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green turtle, and it is often seen nesting here. Meals: B.L.D

Day 16

Horizontal Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago

The visual delight of the Buccaneer Archipelago reveals Talbot Bay, where we find Meals: B.D the natural wonder of the Day 13 Horizontal Falls. The changing tide thunders through narrow Broome gorges in the McLarty Ranges, Freechoice: Take a tour of Broome on a Harley-Davidson™ and you can experience the thrill of traversing the falls Trike or ride camels along at high speed aboard inflatable the famous Cable Beach. Alternatively, discover the rare tenders. and beautiful Australian South At Cyclone Creek, view evidence of massive geological forces in Sea Pearl on a tour of Willie the impressive rock formations, Creek Pearl Farm. or take the Xplorer cruise Meals: B through the Iron Islands, past Koolan Island, before enjoying sunset drinks at Nares Point.

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Horizontal Falls, Western Australia

Day 17

Day 20

Day 23

Day 24

Doubtful Bay

Prince Frederick Harbour

King George River and Falls

Darwin

At the southern end of the York Sound lies one of the most spectacular locations in the Kimberley, Prince Frederick Harbour. It is home to many islands, mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of steep red escarpment. Spot massive Saltwater crocodiles on a cruise up Porosus Creek, visit art sites, and marvel at rock formations.

At over 80 metres, King George Falls are the highest twin falls in Western Australia. Thousands of tonnes of water cascade over these ancient sandstone cliffs. Early in the season, you may cruise under the mist of the falls, while in later months we get up close to the sandstone walls to view the honeycomb erosion patterns.

Raft Point guards the entrance to this iconic area, with a host of destinations such as the mighty Sale River, Steep Island and Ruby Falls at Red Cone Creek. There may also be an opportunity to meet the Worrora people and experience the wonderous Wandjina art of Raft Point. Meals: B.L.D

Day 18

Montgomery Reef Montgomery Reef is a biologically diverse area covering over 300 square kilometres. This marvellous reef is home to several species of marine turtles, dolphins, dugongs, and crocodiles. As the reef emerges from the sea at low tide, we get up close in the Xplorer and inflatables to witness the spectacle. Our guides share their knowledge on the formation of the reef and the wildlife found here. Meals: B.L.D

Day 19

Prince Regent River and Careening Bay Running on a fault line, this straight river is a haven for native species. You may have an opportunity for swimming at Camp Creek, where we visit the beautiful King Cascade (swimming at freshwater swimming holes is subject to group size and local conditions). Meals: B.L.D

Our incredible adventure along the Kimberley Coast concludes in Darwin this morning. Bid farewell to new found friends, the Captain and crew. Meals: B The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L.D

Day 21

Mitchell Falls, Winyalkan and Swift Bay Carved through layers of sandstone, Mitchell Falls descends over four tiers, creating pools of emerald green on each level. The option to take a scenic helicopter flight will give you a breathtaking view, or alternatively explore the sandstone caves of Hathway’s Hideaway or enjoy a catch and release fishing excursion. Swift Bay reveals a series of fine Wandjina art galleries. Meals: B.L.D

Day 22

Vansittart Bay Vansittart Bay contains many sites of cultural and historical significance. Meals: B.L.D

Handcrafted inclusions:

Fully escorted small group touring 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience Your choice of 10 Scenic Freechoice activities 1 Scenic Sundowners event 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay 51 meals – 23 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 19 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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24 Day Itinerary 2021 Explorer Deck Sep 14^ Oct 05^ 2022 Promenade Deck May 17 June 07 Aug 09* 2022 Explorer Deck May 17 June 07 Aug 09*

Tour code: AUPB Twin share

$21,995 $21,995 Twin share

$19,695 $19,695 $19,610 Twin share

$23,695 $23,695 $22,000

Single

$32,970 $32,970 Single

$28,815 $28,815 $28,760 Single

$34,510 $34,510 $32,970

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $2,000 *Alternative itineraries, please enquire for details. All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. ^Departures in Sept-Oct follow the 2021 itinerary. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms. ** Please note that itinerary is subject to change upon release of the full Scenic Australia 2022 brochure. If the Itinerary duration is amended and additional nights are included in a tour the additional cost will be surcharged. Pre-release pricing is strictly limited and can be withdrawn at any time.


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Territory Explorer Walpa Gorge, Northern Territory

To the heart of the matter

Day 02

Rugged, ancient and stunningly beautiful, the Red Centre of Australia is a must-see. From the epic monument that is Uluru to the history of Alice Springs, not to mention the joy involved in taking one of the world’s great rail journeys on the legendary Ghan. Spend time in the gorgeous Northern Territory and you’ll never want to leave. From sunrise to sunset, Uluru is a kaleidoscope of colour and movement. Take a cultural tour, venture further afield to the marvels of Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge, and be awed by the once-in-a-lifetime ‘Field of Light’ art installation, lighting up the desert night. Visit the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air, both monumentally important in connecting outback Australia to the outside world. The luxurious cabins, fine dining and incredible panoramas that greet you on The Ghan will truly delight as you make your way to sultry and welcoming Darwin on the journey of a lifetime.

9 Day Tour

Day 01

Uluru

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Uluru > Darwin

Welcome to the very heart of Australia. Begin your discovery of the Red Centre this afternoon with a visit to the Uluru and Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Your Special Stay for the next two nights is Sails in the Desert where you will enjoy a welcome dinner. Meals: D

Optional luxury

wilderness camp stay Take the opportunity to upgrade your stay to the luxurious Longitude 131° luxury wilderness camp (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and will substitute accommodation and touring activities).

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Freechoice: Be filled with wonder as the sun rises over Uluru, followed by breakfast and an informative walking tour of significant sights around its base, or choose a Harley-Davidson™ motorcycle ride to the viewing point overlooking Uluru. Alternatively, see the desert from the top of a camel or enjoy a trek around the base of Uluru. Discover the mysteries of Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge during your afternoon visit. Enrich Tonight, enjoy a unique dining experience set amidst the ‘Field of Light’. With Uluru as a back drop, as the sun sets and the lights start to twinkle, just like the stars above, you’ll enjoy canapés and authentic Australian cuisine. Meals: B.D

Day 03

Uluru > Kings Canyon Optional flight View Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the air (at additional cost, must be booked before departure). Travel to the rugged Kings Canyon. Walk along the rim to discover a beautiful area of cool waterholes or stroll along the canyon floor for a more relaxed walk.

Optional flight An opportunity to gaze in wonder at this amazing canyon from the air on a scenic flight (at additional cost, must be booked before departure). Your overnight stay is at the Kings Canyon Resort. Meals: B.D

Day 04

Kings Canyon > Alice Springs Observe the majesty of the East MacDonnell Ranges as you approach Alice Springs, Australia’s most famous outback town. Enjoy a city tour, including a visit to the legendary Royal Flying Doctor Service, then check into the Doubletree by Hilton for a two night stay. Dinner tonight is served outdoors and is an outback bush BBQ with bush damper cooking and entertainment by a bush balladeer. Meals: B.D

Day 05

Alice Springs

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Freechoice: Journey by 4WD to the oasis of Palm Valley or experience the grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges and Standley Chasm. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel with the Sounds of Starlight Didgeridoo Theatre. Meals: B.D


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9 Day Itinerary Uluru > Darwin Day 06

Alice Springs > The Ghan

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Visit Anzac Hill for panoramic views of Alice Springs before an Aboriginal Cultural Tour to the Alice Springs Desert Park and a visit to the School of Air. All aboard for your overnight Special Stay on the famous Ghan train (Gold Service). This is one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Relax in the Outback Explorer Lounge before dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Meals: B.D

Day 07

The Ghan > Darwin Enjoy breakfast on board as you gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever-changing landscape. Upon arrival in Katherine, choose between a guided cruise through Katherine Gorge, where you will marvel at the towering red ochre sandstone walls and hear stories of the Jawoyn people or enjoy The Ghan’s cultural experience that will take you to the heart of this area.

1 Overnight

Create your own Indigenous painting, learn to throw a spear and hear ancient Dreamtime tales. Reboard the train and travel to Darwin. Your two night stay in Darwin is at the Hilton Hotel.

Land

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Darwin 2 Katherine

Meals: B

Day 08

Darwin

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On board The Ghan

Freechoice: Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or visit Litchfield National Park. Take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour. Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel.

1 Northern Territory

Meals: B.D

Day 09

Kata Tjuta

Darwin Say goodbye to your new found friends, before returning home with many wonderful memories.

Kings Canyon

1

2

Alice Springs

2

Uluru

Meals: B

Outback Bush BBQ

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

For a true taste of the Australian Outback, the Bush BBQ in Alice Springs is not to be missed. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of entertainment and outback cuisine, set in the remote and isolated East MacDonnell Ranges.

Handcrafted inclusions:

Fully escorted small group touring 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience Your choice of 10 Scenic Freechoice activities 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays 15 meals – 8 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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9 Day Itinerary

Tour code: AKD

2021 Departures

Twin share

Single

Aug

$7,395

$10,170

2022 Departures

Twin share

Single

May 25

$7,695

$10,495

$7,695

$10,495

$7,695

$10,495

04

June 01

22

July 13

20

Aug

03

17

Sept 07

14

31

$7,695

$10,495

$7,695

$10,495

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms. ** Please note that itinerary is subject to change upon release of the full Scenic Australia 2022 brochure. If the Itinerary duration is amended and additional nights are included in a tour the additional cost will be surcharged. Pre-release pricing is strictly limited and can be withdrawn at any time.

Bush tucker, Alice Springs Desert Park

For the latest offers and up to date availability visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Travel Advisor


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Territory Explorer & The Kimberley 21 Day Tour

Uluru > Broome

Northern Wonder No stone is left unturned on this epic journey across the heart and Top End of Australia’s frontier. Shaped by eons of exposure to the wild elements, the rugged beauty of this region is stunning and your time in this incredible land will be simply unforgettable. Uluru is always a special place to visit, but with the spectacular ‘Field of Light’ artwork it will be something else. Delight in taking one of the world’s great train trips, The Ghan, before exploring sultry Darwin and the fascinating landscape of Katherine Gorge. The beauty of Yellow Water Billabong and the grace of the Ord River will take your breath away. Sink deep into the stories and culture of traditional owners and marvel at the extraordinary ingenuity of farmers and miners. Your journey will conclude in one of the loveliest parts of Western Australia, the vast sandy beaches of Broome.

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The Ghan One of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan, named after the Afghan cameleers who helped explore and build infrastructure in the outback, traverses Australia’s wide open spaces. Gold Service passengers enjoy all-inclusive drinks in the Outback Explorer Lounge and dine in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, which serves regionally sourced Australian food and wine.

Termite mounds, Litchfield National Park


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Highlights: Enjoy the hospitality on board The Ghan Indulge in an Outback Feast under the stars with entertainment by a bush balladeer Be amazed by the Field of Light at Uluru Discover the value of service that the Royal Flying Doctors provide Hear the stories of the Anangu people and what Uluru means to them

Argyle Diamond Mine

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Territory Explorer & The Kimberley 21 Day Itinerary Uluru > Broome Day 01

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Welcome to the very heart of Australia. Begin your discovery of the Red Centre this afternoon with a visit to the Uluru and Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Your Special Stay for two nights is at Sails in the Desert.

Take the opportunity to gaze in wonder at this amazing canyon from the air on a scenic flight (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure).

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Optional luxury

wilderness camp stay Take the opportunity to upgrade your stay to the luxurious Longitude 131° luxury wilderness camp (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and will substitute accommodation and touring activities).

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Freechoice: See the sun rise over Uluru followed by a walking tour or choose a Harley-Davidson™ ride to a lookout. Alternatively, explore the desert on a camel ride or trek around Uluru’s base. Later, discover the ancient mysteries of Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. Enrich Tonight, enjoy a unique dining experience set in the desert. Meals: B.D

Day 03

Uluru > Kings Canyon Optional flight View Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the air (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure). Travel to the rugged Kings Canyon. Walk along the rim to discover a beautiful area of cool waterholes or stroll along the canyon floor for a more relaxed walk.

Your overnight stay is at the Kings Canyon Resort.

Day 04

Kings Canyon > Alice Springs Enjoy a tour of Alice Springs, including a visit to the legendary Royal Flying Doctor Service. Dinner tonight is served outdoors and is an outback bush BBQ with bush damper cooking and entertainment by a bush balladeer. Your two night stay in Alice Springs is at the Doubletree by Hilton.

Day 07

The Ghan > Darwin On arrival in Katherine, gain an insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk National Park, the Jawoyn people, or enjoy a cruise through Katherine Gorge. Rejoin The Ghan for your trip to Darwin where your four night stay will be at the Hilton Darwin. Meals: B

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Darwin

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Meals: B.D

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Freechoice: Journey by 4WD along a riverbed to the oasis of Palm Valley via Hermannsburg historic precinct. Alternatively, experience the grandeur of the West McDonnell Ranges. Enjoy dinner at the hotel including the Sounds of Starlight Didgeridoo Theatre. Meals: B.D

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Alice Springs > The Ghan

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Visit Anzac Hill before your Aboriginal Cultural Tour at the Alice Springs Desert Park and the School of Air. All aboard for our overnight Special Stay in the comfort of Gold Service on the famous Ghan train. Meals: B.D

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Freechoice: Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or visit Litchfield National Park. Alternatively, take the hopon-hop-off bus around town or take a tour of the WWII Bombing of Darwin. Enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight.

Relax and enjoy your surroundings before dinner. Meals: B.D

Day 10

Darwin

spotting crocodiles and bird life. Tonight’s stay is at the crocodile-shaped Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. Meals: B.D

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Optional flight Opt to view Kakadu’s lush wetlands and stark escarpments from the air (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure). Discover the World Heritagelisted Kakadu National Park and be amazed by the wildlife and Aboriginal art. Tonight enjoy your Special Stay at the Cicada Lodge, nestled in natural bush. Enrich Your dinner cruise through Katherine Gorge will transport you into the spiritual world of the Jawoyn people. Meals: B.D

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Freechoice: Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or take a day trip to Litchfield National Park. Alternatively, enjoy a sunset cruise on Darwin Harbour, take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour. Meals: B

Day 11

Darwin > Kakadu National Park Travel to World Heritagelisted Kakadu National Park. Visit Nourlangie Rock and marvel at the ancient Aboriginal rock art. Visit Bowali Visitors Centre for a greater understanding of the area before cruising on the Yellow Water Billabong,

Katherine > Kununurra Journey to Western Australia and let the vast expanse of the Kimberley slowly reveal itself. Visit Lake Argyle, the largest lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy afternoon tea and a tour of Hoochery Distillery, before arriving at The Kimberley Grande Resort for your two night stay. Meals: B.D

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Optional flight Opt for a flight over the Bungle Bungles and a chance to see the orange and black stripes of these massive sandstone structures (at additional cost, please book prior to departure).


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Lake Argyle

Enrich Your local guide will take you on a tour of the farming region around Kununurra. Hear stories about how this town has become the ‘fruit bowl’ of Australia and learn about the region’s famous fragrant timber, the sandalwood tree. Meals: B.D

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Kununurra > El Questro

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This morning, take a breathtaking cruise on the Ord River. Marvel at the vast variety of birdlife, immense gorge walls and river scenery. Travel along the Gibb River Road to the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park. Set in the untamed Kimberley landscape, El Questro began life as a working cattle station. Enjoy a two night Special Stay in deluxe tented cabins at Emma Gorge. Meals: B.D

Optional El Questro

Homestead upgrade

Take the opportunity to upgrade your stay to the deluxe El Questro Homestead, an exclusive retreat perched atop the magnificent Chamberlain gorge (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and will substitute accommodation and touring activities).

Day 16

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Freechoice: Choose to take a cruise through Chamberlain Gorge or a culture and history tour of El Questro, learning about traditional medicines, hunting techniques and the use of fire. Alternatively, join a park ranger on a bird watching tour. Sundowners Relax over evening drinks at the airstrip while capturing stunning views of the sunset over the Cockburn Ranges. Meals: B.D

Day 17

El Questro – Halls Creek Admire the striking colours of the massive Carr Boyd Ranges as you travel to the world’s largest single producers of diamonds, the Argyle Diamond Mine. Join your Indigenous guide for a tour and lunch. Stay tonight at the Halls Creek Motel. Meals: B.L.D

Day 18

Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing Visit China Wall, a natural white stone wall that looks like the Great Wall of China. This afternoon, cruise the Fitzroy River through the exquisite Geikie Gorge. Your overnight stay is at the Fitzroy River Lodge or similar. Meals: B.D

Day 19

Optional flight

Fitzroy Crossing > Broome

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Enrich Meet a traditional land owner at the Boab prison tree. Continue to Broome. Enjoy an orientation tour, ending at Cable Beach for sunset. Your two night stay is at the Kimberley Sands Resort. Meals: B

Day 20

Broome

Take an opportunity to fly in a seaplane and experience the Horizontal Falls on an exhilarating ride (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and will replace Scenic Freechoice touring).

Day 21

Broome Time to say goodbye. Meals: B

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Freechoice: Choose between a tour on a Harley-Davidson™ Trike or riding camels along famous Cable Beach. Alternatively, visit Willie Creek Pearl Farm.

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms.

Meals: B.D

Handcrafted inclusions:

Fully escorted small group touring 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences 1 Scenic Sundowners event Your choice of 22 Scenic Freechoice activities 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays 38 meals – 20 breakfasts (B), 1 lunches (L) and 17 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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21 Day Itinerary 2022 Departures

Tour code: YBA Twin share

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 *Alternative itineraries, please enquire for details. All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 80-83 or scenic.com.au/terms. ** Please note that itinerary is subject to change upon release of the full Scenic Australia 2022 brochure. If the Itinerary duration is amended and additional nights are included in a tour the additional cost will be surcharged. Pre-release pricing is strictly limited and can be withdrawn at any time.


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Sun Deck, Scenic Space-Ship, Budapest

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Moraine Lake, Canada

Scenic Eclipse, Antarctica

Scenic Eclipse Panorama Suite Lounge

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Scenic Club

At Scenic, loyalty goes a long way, so be rewarded for doing what you enjoy most – creating memories with Scenic. Once you have travelled on any Scenic Ocean, River or Land Journeys, you automatically become a member of the Scenic Club. So, the more you travel with us, the greater the rewards.

Thank You voucher* to redeem on a guest’s next cruise or tour - if only one tour in the reservation≈

$200 $200 $200 $300

Thank You voucher* to redeem on a guest’s next cruise or tour - if two or more tours are booked in the same reservation≈

$400 $400 $400 $600

Welcome Voucher, entitling any new to Scenic guest a referral discount. The referring guest will earn a $200 Referral Credit when this voucher is redeemed and deposited*. If two or more tours are booked in the same reservation guests will receive two vouchers≈

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Choice of either a premium Scenic Club trolley case or a $100 Visa card° prior to each departure^≈ Extended distance allowance for the chauffeur-driven limousine service. Alternatively, guests can enjoy one night’s complimentary hotel stay if the limousine is not available at their location or a $50 each way* transfer credit per guest

Choice of a Scenic Club merchandise or luggage received prior to every trip^≈

Exclusive Scenic Club Diamond offers

Dedicated members only help desk, for a quick response to any queries, issues or requests

Exclusive Emerald travel wallet

Handcrafted Emerald designer lapel pin

Upgraded hotel categories for pre or post accommodation when available*

Member only offers on selected itineraries

A Welcome Home hamper after every Scenic trip of 20 days or more

Priority on pre-release tours and cruises

Exclusive Scenic Club Emerald events

Member only competitions and events

Benefit - River Cruising Additional benefits are available for Emerald members*

Scenic Club Wonder magazine The very latest updates and information via Scenic e-news

Benefit - Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Club Member Only mailings

Additional benefits are available for Diamond and Emerald members*

Complimentary limousine transfers before and after travel (location and distance restrictions apply).

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Membership is free. Guests will receive a minimum of 100 Scenic Status Points for each paid tour day on any Scenic journey. And when travelling on a Scenic river cruise or an ocean cruise on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™, guests will be rewarded by earning additional points according to the deck travelled and suite category booked.

Qualify after earning 5,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 10,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 25,000 Points.

*Conditions apply. For the most up-to-date details of member benefits and terms and conditions, please visit the Scenic website. All benefits of the loyalty program are subject to availability and subject to change. We reserve the right to modify, replace or remove any aspect of the program without notice. ≈Available on trips of 7 days or more only. ^ Select via Tour Personaliser eight weeks prior to departure tp.scenicglobal.com + The 20 days required to qualify for this benefit can be made up of the total paid days for travel, so can include paid add-on days, such as stopovers, tour extensions and/or back-to-back tours. Hotels available for this benefit are subject to change. °Gift card is a pre-loaded visa card with $100 credit. ~ Subject to availability when sailing on a Scenic Space-Ship. Menus may not vary for the duration of your cruise. From 2019 this benefit will apply to river cruises of 8 nights or longer. # When sailing on a Scenic Space-Ship, Scenic Tsar and Scenic-owned South East Asia river cruises.

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accommodation upgrades; meals not specified in Your Itinerary; drinks; laundry; passport fees; visas; vaccinations; medical assistance; government taxes and charges (excluding GST); or any items or expenses of a personal nature. 4.5 Unless stated as an inclusion in Your itinerary, overnight accommodation required to meet Your Tour and/or any flight connections are not included in the Tour Price and will be at Your expense. 4.6 We reserve the right not to honour any published prices that We determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic, or clerical error. If You make a Booking based on erroneous pricing, We will offer You the option of cancelling the Booking and receiving a refund of any amount paid by You or confirming the Booking by paying the difference between the erroneous price and the correct price, as determined by Us. 4.7 The following Fees are payable in addition to the Tour Price: (a) If You book 21 days or less before the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a late booking fee of $50.00 per Booking. (b) If You change Your Booking, other than by varying the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a change fee of $50.00 per Booking. This fee is on account of administrative expenses incurred by Us in changing Your Tour and is a genuine and reasonable estimate of Our expenses. 4.8 If You cancel Your Tour for any reason prior to Your Tour Departure Date (including by changing Your Tour Departure Date or the name of a Guest), You will be liable for the following cancellation fee: Days of notice prior to Tour Cancellation charge /journey commencement (per person) 65 days and over Loss of deposit 64 to 14 days 50% of Tour Price 13 to 8 days 75 % of Tour Price 7 days and less 100% of Tour Price You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. If your Tour includes a Cruise, You will be liable for the following cancellation fee: Days of notice prior to Tour Cancellation charge /journey commencement (per person) 125 days or less Loss of deposit 64 to 14 days 50% of Tour Price 13 to 8 days 75 % of Tour Price 7 days and less 100% of Tour Price 4.9 We may vary Your Tour Price at any time before You have paid the Tour Price in full to the extent necessary to meet any increase in the Tour costs for reasons outside Our control, including airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other Tour related costs or tariffs. We will not vary the Tour Price after We have received the total Tour Price from You, regardless of any increases in the costs incurred by Us. We will notify You of any such variation using the Guest Contact Details. 4.10 You are responsible for and must pay for all costs and expenses incurred by You as a result of any change made by You to Your Itinerary after Your Tour Departure Date. This includes changes due to illness or other personal reasons. 5. Cancellation, delays and changes to Your Itinerary 5.1 Your Booking is conditional on Us receiving a minimum number of tour or cruise passenger bookings to operate the Tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, We may cancel or delay a scheduled Tour or Tour Departure Date. 5.2 We will use reasonable endeavours to make any decision to cancel or delay a Tour or Cruise, and to notify You of that decision, at least 60 days prior to the scheduled Tour Departure Date. 5.3 If We cancel or delay the departure of a Tour by 7 days or more before departure for any reason other than as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event: (a) We will use reasonable endeavours to offer You the closest available Tour or Cruise departure. If the proposed alternative Tour or Cruise is:

(i) cheaper than Your original Tour Price, We will refund the difference to You; or (ii) more expensive than Your original Tour Price, You must pay the difference to Us; (b) if You accept the proposed alternative Tour or Cruise, Your Itinerary will be amended accordingly and We will give You an updated Itinerary; (c) if You do not accept the proposed alternative Tour or Cruise within 7 days of being notified by Us of the alternative, We will cancel Your Booking and terminate the Contract, refund to You all monies paid directly to Us and will have no further liability to You; and (d) We are not liable for any third party costs You may incur, which We have not booked on Your behalf, for example airfares or other arrangements booked independently through or paid to a travel agent. 5.4 If, as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, We; (a) cancel or delay the departure of a Tour prior to the tour start date We will: (i) cancel Your Booking and terminate the Contract; (ii) issue You with a Future Travel Credit to the value of all monies You have paid directly to Us for the cancelled Booking; and (iii) not refund any amounts You have paid directly to Us for the cancelled Booking; (b) cancel a Tour after commencement We will: (i) cancel Your Booking and terminate the Contract; (Ii) issue You with a Future Travel Credit to the value of the unused Tour Price You have paid directly to Us for the cancelled Booking; and (iii) not refund any amounts You have paid directly to Us for the cancelled Booking; (c) issue a Future Travel Credit to You: (i) You may apply It towards any future booking for a Tour with a Tour Departure Date within 24 months after the date on which We cancel Your Booking; (ii) You may, with our prior written consent, which we will not unreasonably refuse, transfer it to another person to apply towards any future Booking for a Tour with a Tour Departure Date within 24 months after the date on which We cancel Your Booking; (iii) its use for any future booking Is subject to availability; (iv) It Is not redeemable in whole or in part for cash and will expire to the extent It Is not used; and (v) You (or the person to whom It Is transferred) must pay any shortfall between the value of the Future Travel Credit and the Tour Price for the new Booking in accordance with clause 3 of these Conditions. 5.5 We will use reasonable endeavours to provide the Tour You have booked in accordance with Your Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, it may not always be possible for Us to adhere strictly to Your Itinerary and the Operator may need to make alterations to the Tour or Your Itinerary, before or after the commencement of the Tour. Where, due to circumstances outside the Operator’s control, We are unable to provide the Tour in accordance with Your Itinerary, We will use reasonable endeavours to: (a) give You reasonable notice of any alterations, but there may be circumstances beyond Our control in which alterations will be required with little, or no, advance notice; and (b) provide or arrange appropriate alternative activities, transport and accommodation as required. 5.6 The circumstances in which Your Itinerary or the Tour may be altered include: (a) high or low water levels in any river or canal; (b) lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or other operational reasons; (c) road, river or weather conditions; (d) national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings or attractions; (e) Force Majeure Events; (f) emergency events, accidents, injuries or other incidents involving You or other passengers; and (g) any other event beyond Our control. 5.7 Alterations to Your Itinerary or the Tour may

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include: (a) substitution of vessels for part or the whole of a Tour; (b) cabin changes on a vessel; (c) additional embarkations and disembarkations; (d) substitution of alternate transportation, including the use of motor coaches; (e) substitution of hotel accommodation for accommodation on a vessel; (f) alterations to arrival and departure times; (g) alterations to sightseeing activities; and (h) reductions or increases in the time spent at a location. 5.8 If We or the Operator substitute any vessel, motor coach or accommodation under this clause 5, We or they will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with a substitution of equivalent specification or quality, but some services and facilities may not be available for all substitute arrangements. 5.9 Any changes to Your Itinerary will be notified to You: (a) if prior to Your Tour Departure Date, by phone, email or post using the Guest Contact Details or via Your travel agent; or (b) if during Your Tour, personally by Your Cruise Director or Tour Director. 5.10 To the maximum extent permitted by law, You agree that We are not liable to You for, and You release Us from, any cost, claim, loss, damage or expense whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly in connection with any alteration to Your Itinerary or substitution carried out in accordance with this clause 5, including without limitation any: (a) claim for distress, disappointment or loss of enjoyment arising from the alteration; (b) additional personal expenses incurred by You, including for food, beverages and personal items; or (c) costs associated with any other travel arrangements affected by the changes, including any costs and expenses incurred by You for cancelling or changing those other arrangements or arising from a failure to meet a connection. 6. Your Tour obligations 6.1 For the comfort and safety of You and Your fellow passengers and other people, You must follow the Tour Director’s and Cruise Director’s instructions at all times. 6.2 If We, the Cruise Director, the Tour Director or Our staff or any Service Provider consider You are negatively affecting Your own health, safety or enjoyment, or that of other passengers, including by refusing to comply with instructions of the Tour Director or the Cruise Director, We may terminate the Contract and withdraw You from the Tour with immediate effect. If it is reasonably practicable to do so, the Tour Director or Cruise Director will provide a warning to You and allow You an opportunity to rectify Your behaviour before We withdraw You from the Tour. 6.3 If You are withdrawn from the Tour under clause 6.2, You must make Your own travel and other arrangements at Your own expense and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may suffer or incur. 6.4 You must have a valid passport with an expiry date of at least six (6) months after the last scheduled day of Your Tour. 6.5 You must ensure that You obtain prior to the Tour Departure Date all required entry visas for all countries to be visited during the Tour, as failure to obtain correct documentation may affect Your participation in certain shore excursions and entry to certain countries during the Tour. 6.6 If You do not have the correct visa or other documentation necessary to enter a country or participate in any aspect of a Tour (“Documentation”): (a) We will not refund to You all or any portion of the Tour Price; and (b) You will be responsible for any costs You incur as a result of Your failure to obtain the required Documentation, including any costs associated with re-joining the Tour. 6.7 If You are unhappy with something that does or does not happen on Your Tour, You must


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(a) in the case of goods: the repair of goods, replacement of goods, the supply of equivalent goods or the cost of repair, replacement or supply of equivalent goods; or (b) in the case of services: supplying the services again or payment of the cost of supplying the services again. 8.6 Subject to clause 8.1, You acknowledge and agree that where Your Tour, any part of Your Tour, accommodation, flights or any other good or service are not directly provided by Us, but is provided by a Service Provider, in the event of any dispute or claim including for loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence arising from the conduct of the Service Provider, You must pursue Your claim directly against the relevant Service Provider. 9. Force Majeure Event 9.1 If the performance of Our or a Service Provider’s obligations is prevented, delayed or materially affected by the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, those obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. 9.2 We may cancel or delay a Tour as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event which prevents, materially affects or delays, or which we reasonably determine is likely to prevent, materially affect or delay, Our or a Service Provider’s ability to provide the Tour: (a) in accordance with the Contract; or (b) to a standard which We consider will meet the reasonable expectations of the Tour participants. 9.3 We will use reasonable endeavours to give You notice as soon as reasonably practicable of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event that prevents, materially affects or delays, or Is likely to prevent, materially affect or delay, the performance by Us or a Service Provider of our obligations under the Contract. 9.4 If we cancel or delay a Tour in the circumstances described in clause 9.2: (a) to the maximum extent permitted by law, Your sole and exclusive rights and remedies will be those set out in clause 5.4 of these Conditions; (b) You acknowledge and agree that We are not otherwise liable for any delay or failure by Us or a Service Provider to perform Our obligations under the Contract, resulting from or as a consequence of the Force Majeure Event. 10. Privacy and Data Protection 10.1 In order for Us to process Your Booking and provide the Tour to You, You will need to provide to Us, and We will need to use Personal Information. We will need to provide Your Personal Information to Service Providers, as well as customs and immigration authorities. We may also provide Your Personal Information to security and credit checking organisations. Some of the persons to whom We provide Your Personal Information are located overseas, including in countries that may not provide the same level of protection of Personal Information as Australia. By making a Booking You give Us Your consent to use and disclose Your Personal Information in the manner described in this clause 10.1. 10.2 We may also use Your name and the Guest Contact Details for marketing purposes, unless You tell Us that You do not want Us to do so. You may do this by contacting the Customer Service Contact Address. 10.3 We will otherwise deal with Your Personal Information in accordance with Our privacy policy, which can be found on Our Website or provided on request. 11. General Provisions 11.1 We may only waive a right or remedy created under these Conditions in writing. Our delay in exercising a right or remedy does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, nor does any waiver by Us (either wholly or in part) operate as a subsequent waiver of the same or any other right. 11.2 The Contract is governed by the laws in force in New South Wales, Australia. 11.3 The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia and any courts competent to hear

appeals from those courts. 11.4 Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive termination of the Contract survives termination. 11.5 In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise indicates a contrary intention: (a) headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation; (b) singular includes the plural and vice versa; (c) a reference to a party includes its successors, permitted assigns, administrators and substitutes; (d) where a word or phrase is defined, its other grammatical forms have the corresponding meaning; (e) the word ‘include’ in any form is not a word of limitation; (f) no rules of construction apply to Our disadvantage on the basis that these Conditions or the Contract were prepared by Us; (g) a reference to a natural person includes their personal representatives; and (h) a reference to a body (including institute, association or authority) which ceases to exist or whose powers or functions are transferred to another body is a reference to the body which replaces it or which substantially succeeds to its powers or functions. 11.6 The Tour Brochure is valid for Tour Departure Dates during the Validity Period unless otherwise indicated in Your Itinerary, and supersedes all previous brochures. 12. Important notices about Your Tour 12.1 Tour Participation (a) Special needs: We welcome You if You have a disability or other special need, provided You are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all the assistance You require. Please note that although We will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with all the activities on Your Itinerary, depending on Your disability, You may not be able to participate in every activity and the Tour Director or Cruise Director will have the right to refuse Your participation if the Tour Director or Cruise Director believes Your health and safety or the health and safety of any other person may be impacted by Your participation. You must advise Us (or Your travel agent) of any disability, medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of Booking. (b) Facilities: It is important to note that: (i) some cruise ships do not have elevators, and ships that are equipped with elevators may not have elevator access to all decks; (ii) wheelchair passengers should be aware that cabin doors, rest rooms and corridors may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs; (iii) requests for disabled rooms must be made at the time of Booking and are subject to availability; (iv) for safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on boarding ramps (which may be steep due to water levels) whilst the vessel is tied up or at anchor, or on to motor coaches; and (v) wheelchairs and walkers can be carried in the luggage compartment of motorcoaches subject to space limitations. (c) Our discretion: We may, in Our absolute discretion, decline Your Booking if We are of the view that: (i) We cannot adequately provide for any or all of Your special needs; (ii) Your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other passengers attending the Tour may be at risk; or (iii) You cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Tour Director or Cruise Director. 12.2 Drones (a) General prohibition: Unless provided by Us or an Operator as part of an organised activity during Your Tour, the use of Drones is strictly prohibited at all times on Your Tour. (b) Legal restrictions: You should also be aware that, in addition to the prohibition in paragraph (a), the use of Drones is regulated or prohibited by law in many locations and unlawful use may result in arrest or prosecution by the relevant authorities. (c) Organised Activities: If We or an Operator allow You to operate a Drone as part of an organised activity during Your Tour, You must


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strictly comply with all instructions of the activity leader. 12.3 Coaches (a) Seat rotation: To ensure all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is employed on all of Our coaches and You must follow the seat rotation system. (b) Travel sickness: If You suffer from travel sickness, You should arrange medication or other alternatives to treat symptoms, as We cannot make allowances for this. 13. Additional Important Information 13.1 Air Travel and baggage (a) Airfare Conditions (i) All airfares are subject to availability and conditions apply. (ii) Our reservations consultant will book an appropriate fare for Your Tour. (iii) Some discounted airfares have conditions which make them unsuitable to be used in conjunction with Our tours. Full details and conditions may be obtained from Our reservations consultant or Your travel agent. If You have any questions or concerns please contact Our reservations consultant or Your travel agent. (iv) Airfares booked as part of Your Tour will be through an appropriate route although may not be a direct flight; some included flights are unescorted. If You request a customised route or direct flight You will be responsible for all additional costs. (v) Depending on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer may be too far in advance to book with the appropriate airline. If the required booking class is unavailable air surcharges may apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be confirmed once all air sectors are booked and confirmed. (vi) Taxes are defined as all airline and government taxes and surcharges. Taxes are subject to change and will be advised at the time of flight reservation. (vii) All flights are subject to schedule changes and class downgrades as determined by the operating airline. You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You for any costs associated with these changes. (viii) All airfares are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the Tour Departure Dates set out in the Tour Brochure. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. (b) Airport Transfers (i) Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of Your Tour and at times We designate. Transfers outside these times will be at Your expense and must be secured by Your own arrangements. (ii) Passengers who have purchased Our pre and post Tour hotel accommodation and airfares will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the Tour start or end city only, on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking. (iii) If You do not book Your flights with Us, You must ensure Your flight details are provided to Us at least 60 days before the Tour Departure Date by: (a) entering Your flight details at the trip personaliser on the Website; or (b) contacting Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. (iv) No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. (v) If You miss the pre-booked transfer You will be responsible for making Your own way to the Tour departure point, at Your own expense. (vi) Unless expressly stated in Your Itinerary, airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival and departure times. Private transfers, including Royal Suites transfer are not available in all locations. Please enquire for further details. (c) Carriers: The carriers (including airlines, rail and sea carriers used in association with the tours) are not responsible for statements or features in Tour Brochures. The conditions of sale of each carrier constitute a separate contract between You and the carrier and We have no responsibility in relation to contracts between You and the carriers.

(d) Luggage (i) Tour participants are entitled to one suitcase per person. Your suitcase must not exceed 76 x 53 x 28cms (30’’ x 21’’x 11’’) and must not weigh more than 23kg (50lbs). (ii) Airline passengers should consult with their airline as size and weight restrictions may vary from airline to airline and also according to the class booked. (iii) It is Your responsibility to ensure Your luggage complies with these requirements and You acknowledge that We, contracted carriers or Service Providers may elect not to carry overweight items. (iv) You will be responsible for any excess baggage charges. 13.2 Sightseeing, Excursions and Special Activities on Tour (a) Sightseeing: Sightseeing in many historic towns and cities can only be undertaken by walking tours as motorcoach access is not possible. Consequently, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the sightseeing tour may involve steps and extensive walking over uneven surfaces. (b) Scenic Freechoice: All Scenic Freechoice activities and Scenic Freechoice Dining can be booked whilst on Tour with Your Cruise Director or Tour Director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate. (c) Scenic Enrich: It may not always be possible to offer every Scenic Enrich activity in the Tour Brochure on Your Tour. Wherever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided without liability to You. 13.3 Passenger Requirements (a) Special Diets: You must advise Us in writing of any and all special requests and dietary requirements at the time of Booking. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate Your dietary requests but cannot guarantee that such requests can be met. (b) Vaccinations: It is Your responsibility to ensure You have all required vaccinations for Your Tour and We recommend You refer to www. smarttraveller.gov.au for full details and also consult Your doctor. (c) Medical Conditions: We strongly recommend a visit to Your doctor prior to Your Tour. (d) Solo Passengers and Single Accommodation (i) Prices quoted in Tour Brochures are on a twin share basis. If Your Booking is not a twin share booking We will notify You of the applicable single supplement rate (“Single Supplement Rate”), and You must pay the Single Supplement Rate for the Tour, at the time of Booking. (ii) If You are willing to share a room with another single traveller of the same gender, We will waiver the Single Supplement Rate. If We are unable to find a single traveller of the same gender for You to share a room with, We will also waiver the Single Supplement Rate. We accept no responsibility for the suitability of the allocated rooming partner. (iii) If at any time during the Tour, You consider Your rooming partner unsuitable, You must notify Us and We will use reasonable endeavours to arrange single accommodation for You for the remainder of the Tour, subject to availability, and at Your own cost. (iv) A limited number of single rooms and/or cabins are available at a Single Supplement Rate for each Tour. In some locations, single rooms are smaller than twin rooms and may not be available. You acknowledge that if there is no availability of single accommodation for the remainder of the Tour, You will be required to continue to share with Your nominated rooming partner for the remainder of the Tour. (e) Young Passengers: (i) Passengers under the age of 18 years (as at the Tour Departure Date) must be accompanied by an adult and share their accommodation with an adult. (ii) Children under the age of 8 years are not encouraged (with the exception of Christmas tours and Cruises) and are accepted or rejected at Our sole discretion. 13.4 Maps, Pictures and Images (a) Maps: Maps or tour depictions contained in Tour Brochures or any other brochures We issue are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon as the actual route to be

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taken during the Tour. (b) Images: All images in Tour Brochures represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each Tour, however it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on Your Tour. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. 13.5 Hotel Accommodation (a) Substitution: We may substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the advertised hotel due to hotel availability issues. Any changes will be notified once confirmed with the hotel. (b) Responsibility: Although We have taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel accommodation in the area of the Tour, We are not liable to You for the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms. 13.6 Deposit Protection Plan Our Deposit Protection Plan is available at a cost of $125 per person per Tour excluding Russian cruises and Russian cruises and tours. The cost is non-refundable and must be paid at the time of Booking Your Tour. The Deposit Protection Plan does not, nor is it intended to, replace travel insurance. Details and terms and conditions of the Deposit Protection Plan are available on Our Website. 14. Contact Details 14.1 To make, change or cancel a Booking or to make any enquiries regarding a Booking or to otherwise give Us any notice in accordance with the Contract, You should contact Our customer service centre as follows: Email: info@scenic.com.au Telephone: 138 128 Postal: PO Box 807, Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia This is the Customer Service Contact Address. 14.2 Our customer service centre is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday (excluding public holidays in New South Wales) (Sydney time). Although We hope You won’t need it, Our after-hours emergency number when calling in Australia is freecall 1800 620 105. Other emergency contact details are included in Your travel documents. 14.3 If You need to contact Us during Your Tour, We recommend that if it is practicable to do so, in the first instance You should try to contact the Tour Director or Cruise Director. Depending on the purpose of Your contact, they may be able to assist You, but otherwise they may direct You to contact Our customer service centre. 14.4 We will use the Guest Contact Details if We need to contact You before the Tour Departure Date. It is therefore very important that You keep the Guest Contact Details up to date and notify Us immediately of any changes. To update Your Guest Contact Details, please contact Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. 15. Destination Specific Terms 15.1 Due to the distance between some attractions in Western Australia, there may be days with extended coach travel.


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