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Australia & New Zealand 2017 „„ 27 handcrafted itineraries: giving you easy access to this spectacular region „„ Five travel styles: delivering the unique traditions and exuberance of Australia and New Zealand „„ A multitude of Australasian experiences, from the iconic to below the surface

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IMMENSELY VIBRANT AND ENJOYABLE As the ultimate feel-good destinations, Australia and New Zealand are brimming with laid-back lifestyles and bucket-list adventures. Natural beauty abounds and the lifestyles of locals combine to create unmatchable life experiences. Traveling with Trafalgar gives you the finest taste of this incredible region. We take you beyond the photographed landmarks into the heartbeat of these effervescent places. They may be vast, but their off-the-radar location means they’ve kept their authentic characters, so you’ll still discover people, landscapes and wildlife like nowhere else on Earth. By teaming up as sister companies, Trafalgar and AAT Kings, we pool the best of our knowledge, understanding and expertise to offer you the absolute finest of this immense destination. With us, you can immerse yourself in the full Antipodean experience.

To see photos from our trips, read reviews and chat with fellow travelers before you depart, look for our hashtag or see our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages: trafalgar.com/reviews #SimplyTrafalgar TrafalgarTravel @TrafalgarTravel @TrafalgarTalk MyTrafalgar Witness the ancient site of spirituality in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on our ‘Uluru Highlights’ itinerary.

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In my travels across Australasia, its sheer scale always amazes me. And its size is matched by the magnitude of its adventures, its fun-loving spirit and beautiful people. One can fly for hours over outback, glaciers and rainforests, seeing just vast areas, speckled with only small pockets of civilization. There is so much to discover, so far apart, it calls for immense local knowledge to pull it all together. That’s why we created our Australia and New Zealand collection. Trafalgar brings this spectacular destination alive for you, with absolute ease. Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO

During its migration, the humpback whale, known for its playful acrobatics, may be seen off the coast of kaikoura, new zealand Kaikoura, on New Zealand’s South Island.

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CONTENTS

Mix-and-match Mini Stays

Our trip styles

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Hit the open road in Australia and New Zealand

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Why we are the best

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Days Pages

Sydney and the Blue Mountains

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Sydney's Food and Wine Discovery

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Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

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Melbourne's Food and Wine Discovery

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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

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Tropical Reef and Rainforest

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Uluru Highlights

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A magical blend of ingredients

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Travel at ease

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Our secret recipe

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Red Centre Sights and Sounds

Always the right hotels

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Spectacular Bay of Islands

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Rotorua Discovery

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Bay of Islands and Rotorua Unearthed

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Mix-and-match Mini Stays

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Our people, our passion

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About Trafalgar Cares and TreadRight

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Insider Experiences

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Your savings

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Our hotel promise and Extend your stay

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Travel essentials: Group vacations, Airport transfers, Registration, MyTrafalgar, Travel Protection

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Booking Conditions

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From our array of itineraries, find a style that suits your tastes. See overleaf more about our trip styles.

Trip Style Key At Leisure

Hidden Journeys

Country Explorer

Mini Stays

Regional Explorer

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND Australia and New Zealand Panorama

Days Pages 15 24 - 25

Discover Australia and New Zealand

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26 - 27

Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand

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28 - 29

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

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30 - 31

AUSTRALIA

Days Pages 13 32 - 33

Australian Highlights Contrasts of Australia NEW

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Sydney, Reef and Rainforest

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Tastes of Southern Australia

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Southern Capitals – City Meets Bush Perfect Tasmania

NEW ZEALAND Northern Discovery

Days Pages 8 44 - 45

Contrasts of New Zealand

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Southern Spectacular

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48 - 49

The Southern Drift

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New Zealand Splendor

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Best of New Zealand

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PROUDLY USING 100% RECYCLED PAPER*

Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body of our brochures.

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OUR TRIP STYLES

AT LEISURE

COUNTRY EXPLORER

Taking it at an easier pace, stay for two to three nights per destination. The days don’t begin before 9am, and you spend free time as you wish.

Become a connoisseur of a single country, either Australia or New Zealand, exploring its peoples, stories and culture in depth.

For a taste of our At Leisure trips, see Discover Australia and New Zealand on pages 26 - 27 and Sydney, Reef and Rainforest on pages 36 - 37.

To see how you can be immersed in the culture of a destination, take a look at Australian Highlights on pages 32 - 33 and Contrasts of New Zealand on pages 46 - 47.

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REGIONAL EXPLORERS Become an explorer of the full region, traveling in Australia and New Zealand. In both countries, you discover the peoples, stories and culture in depth. Our Australia and New Zealand Panorama on pages 24 - 25 and Highlights of Australia and New Zealand on pages 30 - 31, give you a flavor of our Regional Explorers.

HIDDEN JOURNEYS

MINI STAYS

Traveling in smaller groups (up to 20 people), access exclusive places that might otherwise be difficult to reach. Go off the beaten track, deeper into the destination and away from the crowds to discover hidden treasures.

Our Mini Stays let you customize your trip to spend more time in some of Australia and New Zealand’s most dynamic cities, culturally exciting hubs, and stunning natural settings, giving you longer to experience their unique characters.

Find out more about our Antipodean Hidden Journey, The Southern Drift, on pages 50 - 51.

Spend longer getting to know your destination with Mini Stays like Melbourne’s Food and Wine Discovery on page 57, and Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef on page 58.

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HIT THE OPEN ROAD IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

AUSTRALIA compared to USA

Experience Australia and New Zealand your way, finding your perfect match among our 27 itineraries and five trip styles.

AUSTRALIA

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BARRIER REEF

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA NEW SOUTH WALES

VICTORIA

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NEW ZEALAND

It was an excellent, wonderful tour. Trafalgar made it even better with beautiful resorts, hotels, delicious dinners with drinks, and sumptuous breakfasts.

(NOT TO SCALE)

MADHAVI, from USA, 2016

NORTH ISLAND SOUTH ISLAND

KEY Overnight stay

Places visited

TASMANIA (NOT TO SCALE)

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VACATIONS, MOMENTS AND MEMORIES Trafalgar trips are the best – that's what our guests and travel agents tell us, time and time again. We have an independently evaluated 97% satisfaction rating. See for yourself at www.trafalgar.com/reviews We’re the most awarded travel company in the world. Trafalgar is richly decorated with recognition from both consumers and the trade. Feefo, an independent ratings provider, has also awarded us the Gold Trusted Merchant Award for our consistent excellence as indicated by our guests. We’ve turned travel into an art form, adding our magic touch to make Trafalgar trips exquisite. Put simply, traveling with the best means you have the best vacation experience. The elements you’re guaranteed always include: 1 A magical blend of ingredients 2 Traveling at ease 3 Our secret recipe 4 Always staying in the right hotels 5 Our passionate people 6 Trafalgar Cares 7 Insider Experiences

The sites were beautiful, our guides were very knowledgeable and transportation was great! The Maori culture was fascinating! Climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge on my husband's 70th birthday was fantastic! Everyone was extremely friendly and kind! New Zealand’s South Island boasts the Southern Alps with spellbinding glaciers, fiords and mountain lakes.

GEORGIA, from USA, 2016

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A MAGICAL BLEND OF INGREDIENTS

Learn about ancient indigenous cultures, didgeridoo and firemaking at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, outside Cairns, on our Mini Stays and includable on itineraries traveling there.

STRESS-FREE TRAVEL

MATCHLESS ITINERARIES

DEEPER EXPERIENCES

• A  n expertly trained Travel Director, every step of the way

Your itinerary is a finely tuned composition, designed to bring alive the best of each destination. We perfectly balance the right selection of must-do sights and Insider Experiences to give you the ultimate insight into your destination. This means Hidden Treasures, quintessential sights, surprise extras, meeting and eating with locals, and stunning accommodations.

Get more of the fun factor with our famous, enriching Insider Experiences, meeting Local Specialists who embody the heart and soul of the places you visit. These specialists share their nation’s traditions, cuisines, art and history with you. You’re also immersed into local life with our Cultural Insights and authentic Be My Guest meals in the homes of locals, and an abundance of Optional Experiences.

• Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted • Porterage, local tips and charges • D  aily breakfast and up to 50% of your evening meals • Luxury air-conditioned coach or other travel types, such as rail or cruises • All must-do sightseeing • VIP entry to selected sights

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TRAVEL At ease

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Savor seasonal dining aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant while riding through the streets of the city, on ‘Melbourne’s Food and Wine Discovery’ Mini Stay.

WE ARE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY You get the comfort and familiarity of feeling at home, away from home. Treat yourself to vacations free of stress. We make the hassle factor simply vanish, so you never need bother with lugging suitcases. And you enjoy effortless access to hand-picked sights, restaurants and hotels.

Soak up VIP treatment Bypass the crowds and enjoy queue-free VIP entry at iconic landmarks. With advanced ticketing, you can head straight into

cherry-picked shows, major events or popular sights, like the Sydney Opera House and Te Puia Thermal Reserve in Rotorua.

Travel in COMFORT Luxury air-conditioned coaches give you ample legroom, reclining seats and an on-board restroom, as well as WiFi and electrical sockets for charging your devices. Your experienced driver handles all the tolls, parking and navigation. And, when the destination calls for it, you travel by train, boat or a smaller coach. All trips include free airport transfers on your trip’s start and end day.

Linger on Stay on after your trip and take advantage of our exclusive deals, such as excellent accommodations at a fair price. See page 63 for hotels with discounted rates.

Attention to detail was first class, plus our guide and driver were second to none. FRANK, from USA, 2016

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OUR SECRET RECIPE

Enjoy our exclusive Uluru Barbecue Dinner on our ‘Discover Australia and New Zealand’ itinerary.

Be My Guest

OTHER DELICIOUS MEALS

Let us invite you to dine with local families. Tasting home-cooked meals, you share lively conversation with your hosts and gain an insight into their way of life. These exclusive, authentic experiences take you right into the cultures you have dreamt of discovering.

You get a true taste of Australia and New Zealand in every meal. Garlicky barbecued prawns and steaks at Uluru, sweet sips of Riesling in Tasmania, melt-in-the-mouth lamb in New Zealand… you’ll experience regional dishes made with fresh farm-to-fork produce and local flair.

Dining to match EACH day Your itinerary will be seasoned with unforgettable culinary experiences, like our Welcome Receptions, Regional Meals and Farewell Dinners. Breakfast and roughly half your evening meals are always included. That leaves plenty of evenings free to try your Travel Director’s top spots or find your own local favorite.

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ALWAYS THE RIGHT HOTELS

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Authentic Accommodations and other awesome independent properties, which offer an amazing ambiance or locale, may not fall under traditional star ratings. Sleeping aboard the Milford Mariner, you get longer to see the waterfalls, rainforest, and starry skies as you sail along Milford Sound with our Local Specialist.

Be lulled to sleep aboard the famous three-sail Milford Mariner on our ‘Australia and New Zealand Panorama’ itinerary.

IN THE PERFECT LOCATION

HAND-PICKED HOTELS

You stay in the right accommodations for your itinerary; we choose places that perfectly showcase each destination and bring its character to life.

Stay in dazzling 4- and 5-star hotels whenever it complements the experience. Every one of our hotels is selected for its quality, character and setting. The hotels are tried and trusted to fit seamlessly with your trip.

THE RIGHT LOCATION All accommodations selected bring something special to your trip; whether it’s centrally located, in picturesque countryside or conveniently close to a major sight. We always arrange the best suited solution for your travels.

QUALITY AND SERVICE All our accommodations come with exceptional service. Our quality control team visits annually and we monitor feedback garnered from our guests and Travel Directors. Accordingly, high standards are maintained.

This 12-day tour was outstanding in every way! Trafalgar has outdone itself on providing 1st class accommodations the whole way. MELINDA, from USA, 2016

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MIX-AND-MATCH MINI STAYS Great escapes come in many sizes, longer and mini. The diversity of Australasia is immense. Our Mini Stays enable you to customize your trip before or after any Trafalgar guided vacation or mix and match them, to create your very own Australasian adventure. Our Mini Stays are two to seven days long and range from simple, independent city breaks to longer ones with multiple hotels and stops. Carefully compiled like a box of chocolates, each itinerary includes your hotels, transport, selected meals, visits to iconic sights and free time. And each day you will travel with a different Driver Guide. Mix and match it your way, in the order you prefer. Soak up New Zealand’s history and colorful marine life on ‘Spectacular Bay of Islands’ Mini Stay. Then give your palate a gourmet whirl on the four-day ‘Sydney’s Food and Wine Discovery’. And why not wrap it up with a fiesta of tropical fish and aquatic wildlife on the four-day ‘Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef’ Mini Stay or with a thought-provoking get-away to the sacred place of Uluru, on ‘Uluru Highlights’, as the cherry on the top? From our collection of 11 handmade itineraries, compile the perfect combination that best meets your travel desires. These tempting great Australian escapes include: MELBOURNE'S FOOD AND WINE DISCOVERY on page 57 CAIRNS AND THE GREAT BARRIER REEF on page 58 ULURU HIGHLIGHTS on page 59

Wonderful package, with the optimal mix of organized activities and self-exploring times. Great company with friendly staff, firstclass ships and a diverse set of activities for all visitors. The add-ons (such as the rental of underwater cameras) were a great touch! The Australian pelican, famous for plunge-diving for its food, is found widely across Australia.

EVA, from USA, traveling on ‘Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef’ Mini Stay, 2016

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OUR PEOPLE, OUR PASSION

Let your expertly trained Travel Director take you to the finest sights and places on your trip.

Knowledge Experience Expertise You get only the most skilled, passionate and knowledgeable Travel Directors with us. Their considerable skills are polished to a shine through training. They are consummate professionals. Our dedicated Operations team supports them, monitors their performance and collects feedback from guests. They serve as your friend in a destination, taking you to just the right sights and places.

Our awesome Travel Director, Christin [above], was so knowledgeable and caring, it made our experience even more enjoyable. We were able to see and do so much! This is a trip we dreamed about over the years and we’re in awe that it was so wonderful and smooth. KATHERINE, from Canada, 2016

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH TRAVEL At Trafalgar, we are on a mission: a mission to go with our guests where travel makes a difference. We care about the places we visit and the people who live there. We are proud to be active founders and supporters of The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organization and joint initiative of The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. The foundation is dedicated to supporting the communities we visit and to preserving their vibrancy and traditions for future generations.

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Our mission means supporting local businesses, wherever we travel. We take our guests on Insider Experiences to visit local artisans, observe their talent and admire their craftsmanship and produce. Guests meet artisans at work, such as weavers, glassblowers, chefs and potters. Positive partnerships foster traditions, create jobs and empower communities. Our mission means being a force for good in the travel industry. Our recent donations have gone towards cancer research, building three schools, and restoring tourism in Nepal after the earthquake. Our mission means conserving diversity on our precious planet. In everything we do, we strive for sustainability: from using recycled paper for our printing to reducing waste and promoting recycling on trips. Furthermore, we promote the use of coach travel, which is shown to reduce congestion and to produce less pollution than any other mode of transport.

Carbon emissions grid* Method of travel

kg of CO2 per passenger mile

Car

0.30298

Air

0.26619

Rail

0.07580

Coach

0.04619

*Source: DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) conversion factors 2014. Car assumes UK average of 1.5 people/car. Coach assumes average of 36 passengers.

Sustainable Insider Experiences allow our guests to make a difference worldwide Built 3 schools in China, Ecuador and Kenya with ©Free The Children 41,000 trees per year saved by using recycled paper for our brochures

On some itineraries, we take time out to connect with Maori people at Te Puia, Rotorua, gaining an insight into indigenous culture, hearing stories of native tribes, and discovering the physical and spiritual importance of Whakearewarewa Thermal Reserve. By supporting Maori and other cultures, Trafalgar Cares helps preserve unique traditions and landscapes, and fund education for Maori children. Enjoy this experience on Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand, pages 28-29.

Discover more about meaningful travel on trafalgar.com/trafalgarcares and treadright.org

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES

Learn all about the impressive lifesaving institution at Bondi Beach on our new ‘Contrasts of Australia’ itinerary.

Simply… life-affirming Wherever you travel, enjoy Trafalgar’s Insider Experiences created to guide you into the very heart of the destination. At Bondi Beach, Sydney, a Local Specialist and lifesaver takes you on a tour of North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club, the oldest of its kind in Australia, with its gorgeous views over the Pacific Ocean.

To view short films featuring other Insider Experiences, Be My Guest dining, and to see our Travel Directors in action, visit: www.youtube.com/user/TrafalgarWeb

Sink your toes into the sand, as you learn how the club has been saving swimmers and pioneering safety in surfing for over a century, including by teaching water skills to ‘nippers’ (children as little as five). Discover how lifesaving has become core to Australia’s beach-loving lifestyle.

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On our exclusive Insider Experiences, encounter wildlife unique to this far corner of the world, such as the one-of-a-kind duck-billed platypus.

Simply… wild Following our very own ‘Crocodile Dundee’ into a tropical eco-park in North Queensland, you’re treated to a private and interactive wildlife experience. Learning about conservation and sustainability as you trail the timber boardwalks and paths of Hartley’s Crocodiles Adventures, you’ll spot wallabies, get to pat a cuddly koala and glimpse native birds like the famed Cassowary. But the highlight’s definitely the boat cruise on croc-filled Hartley’s Lagoon, with its melaleuca wetlands the ultimate sanctuary for the monster-sized reptiles.

The itinerary was exceptional and we learned a lot about the native people and their cultures. NAN, from USA, 2016

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*Per person. These Early Payment discounts apply to the land portion of selected vacations and 2017 departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn without notice. See pages 66 - 67 for full conditions.

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS

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TRIPLE SHARE

Share the spirit of wanderlust with younger members of the family. On many trips, young travelers (5 -15 years old) enjoy up to 10% off when accompanying an adult.

Save when three of you travel together. If you book a triple room, enjoy discounts for all three guests.

SHARED ROOMING

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DEPOSIT PROTECTION

Save by pairing up with a fellow traveler (of the same gender) in a non-smoking, double share. Pay for a double share only, with no single supplement. If we can’t pair you up, stay in a single room at no extra cost.

Solo travelers have different tastes. Some choose to save by sharing a room with a fellow solo traveler (see Shared Rooming), others opt for the privacy of a single room and gladly cover related single supplements.

Life happens. If you are forced to cancel your booking, instead of losing your deposit, we will give you a $200 credit. We’ll honor this amount on any future trip, for up to five years.

More friends? In a group of 5 - 9, get 5% off per person, which may be combined with other savings. More than 10 of you? Contact us to ask about even bigger discount savings and our free trip policy.

General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your vacation and are not applicable on extra nights’ accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past guest savings are available after your initial trip is completed. Savings limited to one per trip and applied to the higher priced of two trips if you book two at once. Book two or more trips applies to vacations booked simultaneously, savings are applied to the shortest trips, not applicable on Mini Stays. Group discounts are limited to one group per coach and not available on our Hidden Journeys and Mini Stays. Discount is not combinable with Past Guest or Young Traveler discounts. Young travelers must be aged 5-15 at time of travel, discount is limited to one discount per room and is not combinable with our Group, Triple and Past Guest discounts. Not available on our Hidden Journeys. Triple reduction is based on three people sharing one room with an extra bed which may be a roll-away. Discount is not combinable with our Young Traveler discount. Not available on our Hidden Journeys. Shared rooming is not applicable on our Hidden Journeys, Mini Stays and any optional extensions. Vacations have a limited number of singles. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years.

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BOOK two OR MORE TRIPS How about booking two or more trips and saving up to 2.5%? The more trips you book, the more you save. If they’re seven days or longer and you book multiple trips for one vacation period, we offer you greater savings.

Save time and hassle by letting us book your flight. Rest assured we work with leading airlines to get you the right flight at the right price. Book early for a chance at the best rates! definite Departures We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent, of course) as soon as enough guests are booked. Look out for the green check when browsing prices and dates on www.trafalgar.com

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Trip Style: Regional Explorer

Australia and New Zealand Panorama

Australia and New Zealand are revealed on this trip, which joins the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne’s local secrets and Sydney’s Opera House with geysers, adventure playgrounds and Maori traditions.

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Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rotorua, New Zealand

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. • Visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and a geothermal valley in Rotorua. • Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour. • View Darling Harbour from your hotel room and Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House on your city tour. • Scenic drives past Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range.

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest at a Maori Hangi feast at the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua and at an entertaining indigenous evening at Gardener’s Lodge in Sydney. • Cultural Insight Discover Melbourne’s hidden laneways and learn about farm life in New Zealand. • Local Specialist with a lifesaver at Bondi Beach and guides at Sydney Opera House and Waitomo Caves. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… getting up close and personal with some of Australia’s most legendary native animals - including crocodiles, koalas and wallabies - on an in-depth wildlife adventure with an expert naturalist.

Day 1 Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights)

Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Early evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, you’ll enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting. (WR, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

A Day 2 Melbourne Sightseeing

Join your Travel Director for a Cultural Insight. Your city sights tour includes a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. (BB)

A Day 3 Melbourne - Cairns (3 Nights) This morning you will fly to Cairns. On arrival join your Local Specialist for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. On a boat cruise you’ll encounter koalas, wallabies, birds and of course, crocodiles! This evening dine at Salt House, overlooking the Cairns waterfront. (BB, DW) Hotel: Hilton

Day 4 Cairns Free Time

Today is free for you to discover Cairns. Perhaps take one of our Optional Experiences. You could journey on the Scenic Railway to Kuranda, where there’s time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ including the Heritage Village Markets. Then return to the lowlands high above the breathtaking canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. (BB)

Day 5 Great Barrier Reef

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime when you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Covering approximately 35 million hectares, it is the largest reef structure and marine park in the world and offers an experience like no other. View the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before returning to Cairns. (BB, L)

Day 6 Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)

This morning you’ll fly to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax or explore before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte Regional Meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbor attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. (BB, RM) Hotel: Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View Room)

A Day 7 Sydney Sightseeing

Kick off this highlight day on a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a Local Specialist. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host, a Local Specialist, will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club for an insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later spend free time exploring or shopping, enjoy an Optional Experience or maybe just take a stroll along the harbor front. (BB, RM)

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Includes: 14 nights’ accommodations. 14 hot buffet breakfasts. 2 lunches. 7 dinners (including 2 Be My Guests’). All land transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 12.

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The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Why not take an Optional Experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains to see the Three Sisters. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a unique Be My Guest experience at Gardener’s Lodge Café. Meet Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Beryl, for an intimate dining experience featuring fresh local produce with traditional bush flavours. Experience a traditional Aboriginal Welcome to Country ceremony, native bush foods and insight into traditional culture including storytelling, music and dance. It will be an evening to remember. (BB, BG)

Day 9 Sydney - Queenstown (3 Nights)

This morning say farewell to Sydney and fly to Queenstown, New Zealand. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed, set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your exclusive Regional Meal with wine. (BB, RM) Hotel: Millennium

Day 10 Queenstown Free Time

You have a free day to do as you choose in New Zealand’s adventure capital. Why not take an Optional Experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord. (BB)

Day 11 Queenstown Free Time

Today you may like to consider taking another of our Optional Experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or just explore Queenstown on your own. This evening perhaps ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. (BB)

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A Day 12 Queenstown - Rotorua

(2 Nights) Fly from Queenstown to Rotorua, the cultural center of New Zealand. This evening join your traveling companions for a memorable Be My Guest dinner. Experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior during a Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome, at the Tamaki Family Marae. Journey into the village and gain insight into life in New Zealand before European settlement. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth. (BB, BG) Hotel: Millennium

A Day 13 Rotorua Sightseeing

This morning a Maori Local Specialist will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an appreciation of Maori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a Local Specialist. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Agrodome Farm Show, the multi-awardwinning stage show, for a Cultural Insight and taste of farm life. (BB)

A Day 14 Rotorua - Auckland

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto and Limestone Caves with a Local Specialist. You’ll take a silent boat ride through the subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, on arrival in Auckland you’ll see the sights on a city tour. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (BB, FD) Hotel: The Langham

Day 15 Depart Auckland

Time to bid you farewell as we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $505 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 22 & 23.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $255 p.p. SAVE up to $130 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $505 Triple room discount $255 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 3 from Melbourne to Cairns - QF702; Day 6 from Cairns to Sydney - JQ957; Day 9 from Sydney to Queenstown - QF121; Day 12 from Queenstown to Rotorua NZ636/5378. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. TreadRight: See page 21 for details. Why not book a night’s accommodations in Melbourne before Day 1 of your trip, so you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Discover Australia and New Zealand

Discover Australia and New Zealand at a relaxed pace, on a journey that roams from Cairns to Queenstown via the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and the natural wonders of the Red Centre.Â

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Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Day 1 Arrive Cairns (3Â Nights)

Welcome to Cairns! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 2pm). This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and delectable dinner at Salt House on the Cairns waterfront. (WR, DW) Hotel:Â Hilton

Day 2 Great Barrier Reef Your included sights • City tour in Sydney and Auckland. • Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and the Agrodome Sheep Show in Rotorua. • Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour. • View sunset & sunrise at Uluru.

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations at Ayers Rock Resort. • Be My Guest at a Maori Hangi feast at the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua and at an entertaining indigenous evening at Gardener’s Lodge in Sydney. • Cultural Insight Tour the caves at the base of Uluru. • Local Specialist at Sydney Opera House, Rainbow Springs Nature Park and a Geothermal Valley in Rotorua. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like‌ waking up to the majesty of Uluu and the Red Centre, with its gums, red sands and endless skies. And discovering the meaning behind the ancient rock art you see, as you explore this iconic landmark.

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime when you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Covering approximately 35 million hectares, it is the largest reef structure and marine park in the world and offers an experience like no other. View the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before returning to Cairns. (BB, L)

Day 3 Cairns At Leisure

Today is all yours to relax or explore. Maybe take an Optional Experience to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to discover the secrets of this ancient culture. Or visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter an array of wildlife including koalas, tropical birds, insects and of course, crocodiles! (BB)

Day 4 Cairns - Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights) Today fly from Cairns to Ayers Rock. This afternoon enjoy a leisurely drive through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Along the way you’ll hear about the geological and cultural history of the area. Admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta while you take in a magnificent outback sunset with nibbles and sparkling wine. (BB) Hotel: Desert Gardens Authentic Accommodations

A Day 5 Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Sightseeing View the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise. Afterwards, gain a Cultural Insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru. This evening relax with nibbles and sparkling wine as you watch an Uluru sunset. Afterwards, enjoy an award-winning Uluru Barbecue Regional Meal. After dinner, gaze at the tremendous southern night sky as a Local Specialist gives you insight into the constellations. (BB, RM)

A Day 6 Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Sydney (3 Nights) Join a Local Specialist Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. This afternoon you’ll fly to Sydney. Your evening is free for you to explore. Your Travel Director can point you in the direction of some restaurants nearby your hotel. You’ll be spoiled for choice. (BB) Hotel: The Grace A Day 7 Sydney Sightseeing

A day of sightseeing around this stunning harbor awaits! Join a Local Specialist for a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House to take a sneak peek behind the scenes before discovering Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and putting your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Later, take to the water for a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise Regional Meal. Enjoy a fresh seasonal menu while you sail around the glistening harbor. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbor attractions. Then spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. This evening, why not experience a

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A Day 8 Sydney At Leisure

The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Why not take an Optional Experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. See the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. If you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb’. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a unique Be My Guest experience at Gardener’s Lodge Café. Meet Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Beryl, for an intimate dining experience featuring fresh local produce with traditional bush flavours. It will be an evening to remember. (BB, BG)

Day 9 Sydney - Auckland

Say goodbye to Australia and fly to New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for a Regional Meal at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (BB, RM) Hotel: The Langham

A Day 10 Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights) Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto on a boat tour with a Local Specialist. This evening join your traveling companions for a memorable Be My Guest dinner. Experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior during a Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome, at the Tamaki Family Marae. Journey into the village and gain insight into life in New Zealand before European settlement. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth. (BB, BG) Hotel: Millennium A Day 11 Rotorua Sightseeing

A Maori Local Specialist will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow

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Day 12 Rotorua - Queenstown

(3 Nights) This morning you’ll fly to Queenstown. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before an orientation of Queenstown and surrounds. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Mountain Range and the home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Millennium

Day 13 Queenstown At Leisure

A free day to do as you choose in New Zealand’s adventure capital. Why not take an Optional Experience through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park for an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound? (BB)

Day 14 Queenstown At Leisure

Today you may like to relax or consider taking another of our Optional Experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or explore Queenstown on your own. This evening join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at The Boatshed, set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB, FD)

Day 15 Depart Queenstown

Time to bid farewell as you are transferred to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $510 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 22 & 23.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $255 p.p. SAVE up to $130 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $510 Triple room discount $255 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 4 from Cairns to Ayers Rock - QF1851; Day 6 from Ayers Rock to Sydney - JQ661; Day 9 from Sydney to Auckland - QF143; Day 12 from Rotorua to Queenstown NZ8742/641. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. TreadRight: See page 21 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand

Geyser or glacier, Aboriginal philosophy or Maori culture, Melbourne’s eclectic laneways or the natural beauty of Queenstown: the contrasts of two diverse nations are revealed, on this in-depth journey.

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The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. • Visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Te Puia Geothermal Valley. • Cruise on Great Barrier Reef and Milford Sound. • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room and the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train.

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest at an entertaining indigenous evening in Sydney, at a barbecue lunch on a New Zealand farm with your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and at a Maori Hangi feast and concert in Rotoura. • Cultural Insight Visit Melbourne’s hidden laneways. • Local Specialist at Sydney Opera House, Rainbow Springs Nature Park and a jade factory in Rotorua. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… lunching with Bondi Beach locals and discovering stories of surf and rescue at Australia’s oldest lifesaving club. And being amazed by super-fast shearers and the drama of a live auction, at Agrodome Farm Show.

Day 1 Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights)

Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. (WR, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

A Day 2 Melbourne Sightseeing

Join your Travel Director for a Cultural Insight. Your city tour includes a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. (BB)

A Day 3 Melbourne - Cairns (3 Nights) This morning you will fly to Cairns. On arrival join your Local Specialist for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. On a boat cruise you’ll encounter koalas, wallabies, birds and of course, crocodiles! This evening dine at Salt House, overlooking the Cairns waterfront. (BB, DW) Hotel: Hilton

Day 4 Cairns Free Time

Today is free for you to explore Cairns. Perhaps consider an Optional Experience. (BB)

Day 5 Great Barrier Reef

Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from a semisubmersible craft. (BB, L)

Day 6 Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)

Depart Cairns on your flight to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte Regional Meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. (BB, RM) Hotel: Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View Room)

A Day 7 Sydney Sightseeing

Kick off this highlight day of sightseeing on a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a Local Specialist. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club. Your host, a Local Specialist, will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club for insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. (BB, RM)

A Day 8 Sydney Free Time

The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a unique Be My Guest experience at Gardener’s Lodge Café. Meet Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Beryl, for an intimate dining experience featuring fresh local produce with traditional bush flavours. It will be an evening to remember. (BB, BG)

Day 9 Sydney - Auckland (2 Nights)

It’s farewell to Australia as you fly to Auckland, New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for a Regional Meal at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (BB, RM) Hotel: The Langham

Day 10 Auckland Sightseeing

A morning sightseeing tour is followed by a cruise on Waitemata Harbour. (BB)

A Day 11 Auckland - Rotorua

At Waitomo Caves explore the incredible Glow Worm Grotto by boat with a Local Specialist. Continue to Rotorua to visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, accompanied by a Local Specialist. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest traditional Maori Hangi dinner and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB, BG) Hotel: Millennium

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Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a Local Specialist and discover the native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Next stop is the Agrodome Farm Show for a Cultural Insight and taste of farm life. Now you’ll fly to Christchurch. (BB) Hotel: Novotel

A Day 13 Christchurch - Franz Josef

Board the TranzAlpine train for your journey over the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory, to see a Local Specialist master carver at work. Travel along the coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier for a short walk to view the magnificent glacier. (BB, DW) Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 14 Franz Josef - Queenstown

(3 Nights) Enjoy a coastal drive with views of the Tasman Sea. Climb over the Haast Pass winding through Mount Aspiring National Park. Then journey past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea and along the Kawarau River. Finally you will visit the historic village of Arrowtown, before arriving in Queenstown. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. It’s the perfect venue for your exclusive Regional Meal with wine. (BB, RM) Hotel: Millennium

Day 15 Milford Sound Cruise

Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel en route to Milford Sound. Cruise the magnificent fiord with Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls high above you. (BB, L)

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for a Be My Guest barbecue in their 600 acre garden. In Christchurch this evening celebrate your trip at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends. (BB, BG, FD) Hotel: Novotel

Day 18 Depart Christchurch

Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to Christchurch Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

*Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 3 from Melbourne to Cairns - QF702; Day 6 from Cairns to Sydney - JQ957; Day 9 from Sydney to Auckland - QF143; Day 12 from Rotorua to Christchurch - NZ5373. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. TreadRight: See page 21 for details.

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Important Note: Departures between 1 Nov 2016-31 Mar 2017 operate as per the 2016 brochure itinerary. Departures between 1 Oct 2017-31 Mar 2018 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $635 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 22 & 23.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $320 p.p. SAVE up to $160 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $635 Triple room discount $320 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

Why not book a night’s accommodations in Melbourne before Day 1 of your trip, so you’ll feel relaxed and unrushed. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63.

A Day 17 Queenstown - Christchurch

Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Late morning see Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you’ll stop to view the quaint Church of the Good Shepherd. Then join us for a visit to Morelea Farm. You’re welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.

Day 16 Queenstown Free Time

You may like to consider taking one of our Optional Experiences. Your Travel Director will be there to give you advice. (BB)

$5775 (per person double share)

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Trip Style: Regional Explorer

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

You’ll discover all the highlights on this journey, which roams from the Outback to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and takes in New Zealand’s fiords, wilderness and Maori legends.

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The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Day 1 Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. (WR, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

A Day 2 Melbourne Sightseeing Your included sights • City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. • Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Te Puia Thermal Valley, Franz Josef Glacier. • View Sydney Harbour Bridge on your city tour. • Cruise on Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour, Waitemata Harbor and Milford Sound.

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations at Ayers Rock Resort. • Be My Guest at an Aussie barbecue dinner in the Outback and a Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua. • Cultural Insight Tour the caves at the base of Uluru. • Local Specialist at the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Alice Springs and at a jade carving factory in Hokitika. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… the unforgettable taste of your Outback barbecue at the sustainable Earth Sanctuary, where ecology, culture and astronomy come together against a backdrop of the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges.

Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour and discover its eclectic laneways, arcades, café society and street art on your Cultural Insight private walking tour. The rest of your day is free. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to see the famous Penguin Parade. (BB)

Day 3 Melbourne Free Time

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. You may like to take an Optional Experience along the Great Ocean Road to discover the stunning coastline and the Twelve Apostles limestone formations. (BB)

A Day 4 Melbourne - Alice Springs

Today you fly to Alice Springs. Visit School of the Air and hear from a Local Specialist how this school delivers education to children living in remote areas. Next stop is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you’ll join a Local Specialist to learn about this facility that provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the Outback. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Center and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. (BB, BG) Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort

A Day 5 Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers

Rock) (2 Nights) Journey to Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine as Uluru (Ayers Rock) changes color when the sun dips below the western horizon. (BB) Hotel: Desert Gardens Authentic Accommodations

A Day 6 Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

This morning view the magical Uluru sunrise. Afterwards, gain a Cultural Insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Take a walk at Walpa Gorge and later experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine. (BB)

A Day 7 Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Cairns (3 Nights) Join a Local Specialist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. This afternoon you’ll fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 8 Great Barrier Reef

Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semisubmersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. This evening you’ll dine at Dundee’s Restaurant overlooking the Cairns waterfront. (BB, L, DW)

Day 9 Cairns Free Time

Spend your free day relaxing or exploring. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an insightful look at indigenous culture. Journey to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to encounter native Australian animals or travel to the ‘village in the rainforest’ on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. (BB)

Day 10 Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)

Today you will fly to Sydney. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will give you hints and tips on the

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A Day 11 Sydney Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist for a guided tour of Sydney Opera House before putting your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Then, take to the water on a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise Regional Meal, sailing around the glistening harbor while you enjoy a fresh seasonal menu. (BB, RM)

Day 12 Sydney Free Time

Enjoy a free day in Sydney or perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Blue Mountains to see the Three Sisters. Celebrate your last evening in Sydney at dinner with your Travel Director at a restaurant by the water. (BB, DW)

Day 13 Sydney - Auckland (2 Nights)

This morning say goodbye to Australia and fly to Auckland, New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for your Regional Meal at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (BB, RM) Hotel: The Langham

Day 14 Auckland Sightseeing and

Free Time A morning city sightseeing tour is followed by a cruise on Waitemata Harbour. Later, you’ll have free time to relax or explore. (BB)

A Day 15 Auckland - Rotorua

Join your Local Specialist on a boat tour through the Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto. Continue to Rotorua where a Local Specialist will accompany you at Te Puia Thermal Reserve. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB, BG) Hotel: Millennium

A Day 16 Rotorua - Christchurch

Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a Local Specialist and discover the native flora and fauna. Next stop is the Agrodome Farm Show for a Cultural Insight and taste of farm life. Later, you’ll fly to Christchurch. (BB) Hotel: Novotel

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Journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and demonstration by a Local Specialist. Continue to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB, DW) Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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Drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau then through the rainforest of Fiordland National Park. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel, en route to Milford Sound to board your cruise. Return to Queenstown this afternoon. (BB, L)

Day 20 Queenstown Free Time

Today you may like to consider taking one of our Optional Experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour or take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon. This evening perhaps ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. (BB)

A Day 21 Queenstown - Christchurch

Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo. Later, you’ll be welcomed by your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor at Morelea Farm for a Be My Guest lunch in their 600 acre garden. Join your Travel Director this evening for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, BG, FD) Hotel: Novotel

Day 22 Depart Christchurch

Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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(3 Nights) Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls and a trio of Lakes. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell then visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed. With its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu, it is the perfect venue for your exclusive Regional Meal with wine. (BB, RM) Hotel: Millennium

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Important Note: Departures between 1 Nov 2016-31 Mar 2017 operate as per the 2016 brochure itinerary. Departures between 1 Oct 2017-31 Mar 2018 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $760 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 22 & 23.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $380 p.p. SAVE up to $190 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $760 Triple room discount $380 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intratrip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 4 from Melbourne to Alice Springs QF796; Day 7 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - QF1854; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - QF925; Day 13 from Sydney to Auckland - QF143; Day 16 from Rotorua to Christchurch - NZ5373. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Australian Highlights

A chance to explore Australia’s must-sees: from the Great Barrier Reef to Aboriginal culture, the sights and sounds of Sydney, pleasures of arty Melbourne and Western Desert art.

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in Melbourne, Alice Springs and Sydney. • Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. • Cruise on Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef. • View spectacular outback sunsets at Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations at Ayers Rock Resort. • Be My Guest at an Aussie Barbecue in the Outback. • Cultural Insight Visit Melbourne’s hidden laneways and discover ancient rock art at the base of Uluru. • Local Specialist with a teacher at School of the Air, a guide at Royal Flying Doctor Service and Sydney Opera House and an Aboriginal artist in Uluru. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… discovering the beauty and meaning of Aboriginal dot painting, then creating your own to take home. And going under the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House on a private tour of this historic site.

Day 1 Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Early evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, you’ll enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting. (WR, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

A Day 2 Melbourne Sightseeing

Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour then discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, café society and fascinating street art on your Cultural Insight private walking tour. The rest of your day is free for you to do as you please. You may like to take an Optional Experience to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach or maybe you’d prefer to relax or even experience some of Melbourne’s wellknown food and culture. (BB)

Day 3 Melbourne Free Time

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. Consider a full day Optional Experience to the Great Ocean Road to discover the stunning coastline and the Twelve Apostles. Or maybe treat yourself to a theater production or indulge in some world-class fare at one of the city’s famous eateries. (BB)

A Day 4 Melbourne - Alice Springs

Today you fly to Alice Springs. On arrival visit School of the Air and hear from a Local Specialist how it delivers education to children living in remote areas. Next stop is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you’ll join a Local Specialist to learn how this facility provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to the

people of the outback. This evening join us on a discovery tour at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Center. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. (BB, BG) Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort

A Day 5 Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers

Rock) (2 Nights) Journey across rugged outback landscapes to Ayers Rock Resort. On arrival, travel to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park to see the spectacular sunset. Enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine as Uluru (Ayers Rock) changes color as the sun dips below the western horizon. (BB) Hotel: Desert Gardens Authentic Accommodations

A Day 6 Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

This morning, view the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise. Afterwards, gain a Cultural Insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art and hearing stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Take a walk at Walpa Gorge and later experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine. (BB)

A Day 7 Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Cairns

(3 Nights) Join your Local Specialist Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. In the afternoon you will fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton

Day 8 Great Barrier Reef

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and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one meter underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. This evening you’ll dine at Dundee’s Restaurant on the Cairns waterfront. (BB, L, DW)

Day 9 Cairns Free Time

Spend your free day relaxing or exploring. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to discover the secrets of this ancient culture through theater, didgeridoo and fire-making demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai dance. Or visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter native Australian animals. You could travel to Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’, on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and return to the lowlands above the breathtaking canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park through some of the oldest rainforest in the world on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. (BB)

Day 10 Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)

Today you will fly to Sydney. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will give you hints and tips on the best places to eat, and after dinner why not take a stroll along the beautiful waterfront. (BB) Hotel: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

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Day 12 Sydney Free Time

Enjoy a free day in exciting Sydney. Maybe take an Optional Experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. You’ll visit the charming village of Leura, see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you can pat a cuddly koala. See our amazing Australian animals including kangaroos and crocodiles. Or if you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb’. Tonight celebrate your trip at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends at a local restaurant by the water. (BB, FD)

Day 13 Depart Sydney

This morning after breakfast say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your memorable vacation throughout Australia comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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Important Note: Departures between 1 Nov 2016-31 Mar 2017 operate as per the 2016 brochure itinerary.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $425 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 22 & 23.

#TrafalgarCares

A Day 11 Sydney Sightseeing

A day of sightseeing around this stunning harbor city awaits! Join a Local Specialist for a guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House before discovering Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and putting your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Then take to the water on a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise Regional Meal, sailing around the glistening harbor while you enjoy a fresh seasonal menu. Spend the rest of your day seeing the sights of your choice or relax and take a stroll around the harbor front. Maybe even take an Optional Experience to see a performance under the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House. (BB, RM)

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^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $215 p.p. SAVE up to $110 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $425 Triple room discount $215 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intratrip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 4 from Melbourne to Alice Springs - QF796; Day 7 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - QF1854; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - QF925. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Contrasts of Australia

Welcome Down Under for a chance to explore Australia’s must-sees: cosmopolitan Melbourne, the iconic sights of Sydney and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Sydney Harbour, New South Wales

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in Melbourne and Sydney. • Visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures in Queensland, the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. • Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Sydney Harbour. • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House from the water.

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest at an entertaining and educational indigenous evening at Gardener’s Lodge in Sydney. • Cultural Insight Visit Melbourne’s hidden laneways. • Local Specialist at a wildlife park, Bondi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and the Sydney Opera House. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… discovering the secrets of Melbourne’s hidden laneways. Getting up-close to the colourful coral and tropical fish as you cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. And lunching with Bondi Beach locals and getting first-hand the story of surf and rescue at the oldest lifesaving club.

Day 1 Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights)

Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, you’ll enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines. It will not only be a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting. (WR, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Heritage Village Markets. Then return to the lowlands high above the breathtaking canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. If you’d prefer to spend the day relaxing by your hotel pool or sitting back at a local café for lunch watching the world go by, you can do that too! (BB)

Day 5 Great Barrier Reef

Join your Travel Director for a Cultural Insight. Your city tour includes a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. View the fine cathedrals and theaters; see Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Shrine of Remembrance. Then there’s time to explore the city on your own. (BB)

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime when you board a high speed catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Covering approximately 35 million hectares, it is the largest reef structure and marine park in the world and offers an experience like no other. View the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semisubmersible craft, just one meter underwater. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before returning to Cairns. (BB, L)

A Day 3 Melbourne - Cairns (3 Nights)

Day 6 Cairns - Sydney (3 Nights)

A Day 2 Melbourne Sightseeing

Say farewell to Melbourne as you fly to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival join a Local Specialist for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds, and of course, crocodiles! This evening dine at Salt House restaurant, on the waterfront in Cairns. (BB, DW) Hotel: Hilton

Day 4 Cairns Free Time

Today is free for you to explore this tropical city. Consider an Optional Experience. You could visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to discover the secrets of this ancient culture. Or journey on the Scenic Railway to Kuranda, where there’s time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’, including the

This morning you’ll fly to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte Regional Meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes and all the main harbor attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. (BB, RM) Hotel: Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View Room)

A Day 7 Sydney Sightseeing

Kick off this highlight day of sightseeing on a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House with a Local Specialist. Later, board your coach to visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Your next destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic

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Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club. Your host, a Local Specialist, will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club for an insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later spend free time exploring, shopping or perhaps strolling along the harbor front. (BB, RM)

A Day 8 Sydney Free Time

The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Why not take an Optional Experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. Or, if you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbor Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb’. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a unique Be My Guest experience at Gardener’s Lodge Café. Meet Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Beryl, for an intimate dining

TASMANIA experience featuring fresh local produce with traditional bush flavours. Experience a traditional Aboriginal Welcome to Country ceremony, native bush foods and insight into traditional culture including storytelling, music and dance. It will be an evening to remember. (BB, BG)

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Say farewell to your fellow travelers as your memorable vacation comes to an end and we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately: Day 3 from Melbourne to Cairns - QF702; Day 6 from Cairns to Sydney JQ957. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

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SAVE $300 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

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All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Why not book a night’s accommodations in Melbourne before Day 1 of your trip, so you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Vibrant Sydney, the picture-postcard beauty of Hamilton Island and the natural wonders of Port Douglas and Cairns join together, in a leisurely exploration of the East Coast.

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Your included sights • City tour in Sydney. • Visit Bondi Beach, Sydney Opera House, the Whitsunday Islands and Daintree National Park. • Cruise on Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef. • View rainforest from the Skyrail Cableway in Cairns. • See locally-made arts and crafts at the Rocks Markets.

Your Insider Experiences Authentic Accommodations on Hamilton Island. Be My Guest at an Aussie BBQ in a Cairns home. Cultural Insight in the historic Rocks District in Sydney. Local Specialist with an expert at the Sydney Opera House, a lifesaver at Bondi Beach and an Indigenous guide in Queensland. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • • • •

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You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… enjoying our authentic beach-front resort in tropical Hamilton Island. It’s feeling spellbound as you watch the Aboriginal ‘smoking ceremony’, and as you wander Mossman Gorge rainforest as an indigenous expert shares local legends.

A Day 1 Arrive Sydney (3 Nights)

Welcome to Sydney! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 11am). After check-in, your Travel Director will bring you to the famous Rocks Markets for a Cultural Insight. Held every weekend in the city where European settlers first stepped ashore on 26 January 1788, the market is more than a shopping experience. Explore the narrow lanes, stroll along cobblestone streets and traverse historic sandstone steps browsing the market stalls featuring jewelry, Indigenous artwork, evocative photography, gifts, souvenirs, homewares, sweet and savory treats and arts and crafts. Now it’s time to find your sea-legs as you board a Captain Cook Cruise for your Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbor attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. (WR, DW) Hotel: The Grace

A Day 2 Sydney Sightseeing

Kick off this highlight day of sightseeing on a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House with a Local Specialist. Step inside and discover the stories and history behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s remarkable achievement. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Your host, a Local Specialist, will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club for an insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Return to the city to enjoy some free time to do some shopping, take an Optional Experience or maybe just a stroll along the harbor front. (BB, RM)

Day 3 Sydney At Leisure

The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Why not take an Optional Experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. You’ll visit the charming village of Leura, see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit a Wildlife Park to get up close and personal to some of Australia’s cuddly native animals. Or if you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB)

A Day 4 Sydney - Hamilton Island

(2 Nights) Today you fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island, one of the 74 islands in Queensland’s Whitsundays. From bustling Sydney to this tropical paradise, it’s time to relax and unwind with a free afternoon and evening. You may like to take a stroll along the water’s edge, kick back with a book by the pool or just enjoy the beautiful tropical sunset from your private balcony. (BB) Hotel: Reef View Authentic Accommodations

Day 5 Hamilton Island At Leisure

The day is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps strap on a snorkel and mask for a guided tour to spot turtles, hire a buggy to explore the island or discover some native animals at the island’s wildlife park. (BB)

Day 6 Hamilton Island - Cairns - Port Douglas (2 Nights) Today fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns. Take a short journey to the resort town of Port Douglas, nestled between two World Heritage listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park. This afternoon explore the village, perhaps join one of the resort’s activities or just relax by the lagoon-style pool. This evening you may be tempted by a cocktail at Estilo lounge bar before dinner at Bazaar marketplace. (BB, DW) Hotel: QT Port Douglas

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Board a Quicksilver wavepiercing catamaran for your cruise to Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The friendly professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to snorkel (equipment provided) or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one meter underwater. You can watch the fish-feeding from the unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory. A hot and cold tropical buffet including fresh prawns, meats, salads and fruit is served before you return to Port Douglas this afternoon. (BB, L)

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habitat and learn about the fascinating harbor and its history on an afternoon cruise on Cairns Harbour. You could visit Cairns Tropical Zoo or Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to encounter an array of wildlife, including koalas, beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna. This evening join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a restaurant on the Cairns waterfront. (BB, FD)

Day 10 Depart Cairns

Say goodbye to your Travel Director and traveling companions at the end of a memorable vacation in Australia. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

A Day 8 Port Douglas - Cairns

(2 Nights) Your first stop is Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park for your Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk. In this hands-on experience you’ll learn about traditional plant use and your Local Specialist Indigenous Guide will identify bush food sources. They will provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. At the end of the journey enjoy traditional bush tea and damper (bread). Later, journey to Kuranda, where there’s time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ including the Heritage Village Markets. Return to the lowlands on the Skyrail Cableway high above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. This evening join your companions for a special Be My Guest dining experience with a local family. Enjoy a great Aussie BBQ dinner with your hosts in their home. (BB, BG) Hotel: Hilton

Day 9 Cairns At Leisure

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SAVE $330 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 22 & 23.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $165 p.p. SAVE up to $85 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $325 Triple room discount $165 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intratrip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 4 from Sydney to Hamilton Island - QF866; Day 6 from Hamilton Island to Cairns - QF2504. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

#TrafalgarCares Mossman Gorge - Queensland You’ll discover how the Indigenous Land Corporation provides economic development, employment and training for Aboriginal people – and how your visit can help. Sydney Harbour, New south Wales

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Tastes of Southern Australia

This journey of discovery reveals lush landscapes, ocean views and fascinating wildlife. Experience the tastes of an Aussie barbecue, bush tucker, premium wines and sumptuous seafood.

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The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in Melbourne and Adelaide. • Visit Parliament House, a sheep farm, a marron (crayfish) farm and wineries in South Australia. • View the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Sea-lions and Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island. • See Australia’s premier wine-making regions.

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations in an historic gold-rush town. • Be My Guest in a family home in country Victoria. • Cultural Insight at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. • Local Specialist Meet local farmers, park rangers, learn about Australian politics, wine-making and spirit-distilling. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… learning about bush food, medicines and indigenous lifestyles with your local Aboriginal guide, getting the hang of the boomerang, and spotting koalas and emu in the wild, all in the dormant volcano that is Tower Hill Reserve.

*Travel to Australia requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for your flight to arrive into Sydney prior to Day 1.

A Day 1 Sydney - Canberra

This morning begin your journey to Canberra via the Southern Highlands. Stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and early colonial architecture, then visit a working sheep farm where you’ll meet Local Specialist Craig Starr, to get a taste of life on his farm. Join Craig and his family for a Welcome Reception and Aussie BBQ lunch. Your destination is Australia’s capital city, for a guided tour through Parliament House with a Local Specialist. Later visit the Australian War Memorial for a Cultural Insight. You’ll hear the evocative Last Post before departing for your hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers tonight and get to know each other over dinner with wine. (WR, L,  DW) Hotel: Novotel

A Day 2 Canberra - Beechworth

Before leaving Canberra this morning you’ll visit Mt. Ainslie Lookout to take in views of this unique city and surrounding ranges. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria. Your destination is historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town, for your unique overnight stay in one of the quaint local properties. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with towering winter snow-capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. So have your camera ready! Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Why not enjoy a coffee and delicious treat from the legendary Beechworth Bakery! Tonight, perhaps join your Travel Director for a meal at Hotel Nicholas, a traditional Australian pub. The hotel was built in 1857 during the heady gold rush days and houses a great collection of local memorabilia. (BB)

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A Day 3 Beechworth - Melbourne (2 Nights) This morning join your host for a Be My Guest breakfast. Later, travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights tour, where you’ll hear all about Melbourne’s wonderful history, its famous buildings and sensational shopping. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will be able to point you in the direction of some of Melbourne’s hottest eateries. (BG) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 4 Melbourne Sightseeing

Today your choice of sightseeing: visit Eureka Skydeck for fantastic views of Melbourne; join a Hunt and Gather Food Tour of Queen Victoria Market to take in the life, sounds and stories of this historic marketplace or take a guided walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, where you’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. (BB)

Day 5 Melbourne - Warrnambool

Hold on to your seats for one of the world’s great road trips – the Great Ocean Road! Spectacular scenery and quaint towns await on this gorgeous coastal drive and you’re sure to have plenty of photo opportunities. You’ll stop along the way at Lorne and the seaside vacation destination of Apollo Bay. Visit the amazing Twelve Apostles, fascinating limestone formations that tower 45 meters above the Southern Ocean. Later visit Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool, the whaling capital. (BB, DW) Hotel: Quality Suites Deep Blue

A Day 6 Warrnambool - Naracoorte

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you with insight into flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective. Journey across the South Australia border to Mt. Gambier to visit the Blue Lake then travel to the Coonawarra, one of Australia’s finest wine regions, where you’ll join a Local Specialist for a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge

A Day 7 Naracoorte - Kangaroo Island

(2 Nights) Journey to the Fleurieu Peninsula and visit the seaside town of Victor Harbor at lunchtime. You might like to take the horse-drawn tram to Granite Island or just sit back and relax with some fish and chips on the beach. This afternoon board your ferry at Cape Jervis and cross to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fresh local produce. Join a Local Specialist at South Australia’s only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. Dinner tonight is at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Aurora Ozone

A Day 8 Kangaroo Island Sightseeing

Today explore Kangaroo Island! Visit spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park, where you may even spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. Later at Andermel Marron Farm, meet a Local Specialist for an experience that captures much that is very special about the island. You’ll see the marron (freshwater crayfish) tanks and enjoy a tasting of their own Two Wheeler Creek wine and farmproduced bush tucker before indulging in some marron with at Regional Meal lunch. Afterwards join a Local Specialist at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a breeding colony of Australian sea lions as they doze in the sun. (BB, RM)

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(2 Nights) Board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to Adelaide. Enjoy an orientation tour of the ‘City of Churches’, with your Travel Director. This rest of your day is

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free to do as you wish. Maybe visit Adelaide Central Market and indulge in some fresh local produce, or take a stroll to explore Adelaide’s stunning architecture. Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia and tonight it’s up to you where you choose to dine. (BB) Hotel: Stamford Plaza

A Day 10 The Barossa and Hahndorf

The rolling Adelaide Hills and the Barossa lay ahead of you today and you’ll have the opportunity to taste a number of their worldrenowned wines. First stop is picturesque Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. Explore the village and experience its charm and hospitality while you wander the tree-lined streets to discover the quaint shops and taste some artisan produce. Enjoy a wine tasting overlooking the surrounding vineyards with a Local Specialist before continuing to the Barossa for lunch at the South Australian Company Store. Here you’ll taste two wines and canapés featuring fresh local produce, followed by the main meal of your choice. Travel back to Adelaide through the South Australia’s lush countryside. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, L, FD)

Day 11 Depart Adelaide

Bid farewell to your fellow travelers as you take home many special memories. You will be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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Important Note: Departures between 1 Nov 2016-31 Mar 2017 operate as per the 2016 brochure itinerary.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $370 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 22 & 23.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $185 p.p. SAVE up to $95 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $370 Triple room discount $185 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Boutique Country Accommodations - Beechworth You’ll enjoy true Australian hospitality with a stay at this unique Authentic Accommodations. You’ll get to know your host over a freshly-cooked breakfast as they share the stories and traditions of their community, giving you a deeper experience of local life.

The Twelve Apostles, Victoria

KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush

Discover two sides of Australia on one fascinating trip. Thoroughly modern Canberra and hip colorful Melbourne meet gold mining and sheep farming roots – to reveal city and country life.

Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

The Trafalgar difference

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Your included sights • City tour in Melbourne. • Orientation of Canberra and Beechworth. • Visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and a sheep farm in Canberra.

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations in an historic gold-rush town in Victoria. • Be My Guest in a family home in Beechworth, country Victoria. • Cultural Insight at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. • Local Specialist Meet a local sheep farmer and learn about Australian politics with an expert.  • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… enjoying a barbecue at the Starr’s sheep farm, meeting the family and watching the skills of sheepdog and shearer. And supping Australian ale in a historic gold rush pub, as the locals tell their story.

*Travel to Australia requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for your flight to arrive into Sydney prior to Day 1.

during the heady gold rush days and houses a great collection of local memorabilia. (BB) Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodations Authentic Accommodations

A Day 1 Sydney - Canberra

A Day 3 Beechworth - Melbourne (2 Nights) This morning join your host for a Be My Guest breakfast. Later, travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sightseeing tour, where you’ll hear all about Melbourne’s wonderful history, its famous buildings and sensational shopping. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will be able to point you in the direction of some of Melbourne’s hottest eateries. (BG) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

This morning begin your journey to Canberra via the Southern Highlands. Stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and early colonial architecture then visit Gold Creek Station and meet local sheep farmer, Craig Starr, a Local Specialist. Get a taste of life on the farm before you join Craig and his family for a good Aussie barbecue lunch. Your destination is Australia’s capital city, where you’ll enjoy a tour through Parliament House with a passionate Local Specialist. Later visit the Australian War Memorial for a Cultural Insight and stay to hear the evocative Last Post. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers tonight and get to know each other over dinner with wine. (WR, L, DW) Hotel: Novotel

A Day 2 Canberra - Beechworth

Before leaving Canberra this morning you’ll visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie to take in views of the city and surrounding ranges from the lookout. Then, journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria. Your destination is historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town. Your unique overnight stay is in one of the town’s quaint local properties. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with towering winter snow-capped mountains, treecovered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Why not enjoy a coffee and delicious treat from the legendary Beechworth Bakery! Tonight, if you’re feeling up to it, head down to Hotel Nicholas for a good pub meal. The hotel was built in 1857

Day 4 Melbourne Sightseeing

Today your choice of sightseeing: visit Eureka Skydeck for fantastic views of Melbourne. With 360 degree floor to ceiling views, it’s the southern hemisphere’s highest viewing platform; join a Hunt and Gather Food Tour of Queen Victoria Market to take in the life, sounds and stories of the historic marketplace and taste your way around the market’s seemingly endless food stalls or take a guided walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, where you’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. This evening, why not indulge in dinner at one of Melbourne’s laneway restaurants? These hidden laneways house some of the best restaurants the city has to offer. You’re in for a treat! (BB)

Day 5 Depart Melbourne

Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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5 days – 1 Country From:

Berrima

$1450 (per person double share)

Includes: 4 nights’ accommodations. 4 hot buffet breakfasts (including Be My Guest). 1 lunch. 1 dinner. All land transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 12.

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Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $75 p.p. SAVE up to $40 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $155 Triple room discount $75 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Boutique Country Accommodations - Beechworth You’ll enjoy true Australian hospitality with a stay at this unique Authentic Accommodations. You’ll get to know your host over a freshly-cooked breakfast as they share the stories and traditions of their community, giving you a deeper experience of local life.

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria

KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Perfect Tasmania

Discover Tasmania’s unique beauty and culture on this trip, which roams from Gordon River to Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain, revealing local produce, wines and traditions along the way.

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park

The Trafalgar difference

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Your included sights • City tour in Hobart. • Visit Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site. • Cruise on the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay. • View Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park, historic Ross Bridge and Cataract Gorge.

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations bordering Cradle Mountain National Park. • Be My Guest at Shene Estate with custodian Anne Kernke. • Cultural Insight Visit the Wall in the Wilderness and a former penal settlement on Sarah Island. • Local Specialist with a historian at Port Arthur, salmon farmers, and a wildlife expert in Bicheno. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… dazzling your palate with the special botrytis Riesling at Josef Chromy’s 1880s homestead vineyard. And taking morning tea colonial-style amid grand gothic architecture, with the custodians of Shene Estate.

A Day 1 Arrive Hobart (2 Nights)

Welcome to Hobart! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm). Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this afternoon for a Cultural Insight city tour of Hobart. Hear about the first settlers and see original sandstone buildings. Visit the Botanic Gardens, see Battery Point and the original customs building, Constitution Dock, Brooke Street Pier and more. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for amazing views over Hobart and the Derwent River. Tonight you’ll get to know everyone at a Welcome Reception and delicious meal at Restaurant Tasman. (WR, DW) Hotel: Grand Chancellor

Day 2 Hobart Free Time and Sightseeing A free morning to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours and color of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce. This afternoon your choice of sightseeing: join a walking tour with a local expert for fabulous insight in to Hobart’s history, people and places; a guided walk to experience the alcohol history of the city or visit the Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum. (BB)

A Day 3 Hobart - Strahan

Journey west to magnificent Mt. Field National Park to see picturesque Russell Falls. Breathe in the fresh air when you join your Travel Director for a stroll to the tiered falls through luscious rainforest. Later take the winding journey to the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture and Cultural Insight, where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into a collection of panels commemorating those who have shaped the area’s past and present. Continue along the

rainforest-bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park through eerie Queenstown to coastal Strahan. Enjoy views of Macquarie Harbor from your hotel perched on the hillside. (BB, DW) Hotel: Strahan Village

A Day 4 Strahan - Gordon River Cruise

- Cradle Mountain (2 Nights) A spectacular Gordon River cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, is the highlight of today. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for a Cultural Insight into Tasmania’s lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbor Penal Settlement. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park. (BB, L, DW) Hotel: Cradle Mountain Authentic Accommodations

A Day 5 Cradle Mountain Sightseeing

This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park with a Local Specialist, then join your Travel Director for a guided walk around Dove Lake. Afterwards, maybe take a little more time to stretch your legs and meander back to Cradle Mountain Hotel through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands on the purpose-built boardwalk. You’re likely to spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. For a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout and return via Wombat Pool. (BB, DW)

A Day 6 Cradle Mountain - Launceston (2 Nights) This morning you’ll visit Hellyers Road Distillery for a guided walk with a Local Specialist to be shown the ingredients and processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Next visit

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41° South Salmon & Ginseng Farm. Join Local Specialist, the Pyka family, to hear how they came to be salmon farmers when they arrived in Australia from Germany, and take a wander through their property to learn about aquaculture and feed salmon in the feeding ponds. Before you leave taste their fresh smoked salmon. Continue to Tassie’s ‘northern capital’ Launceston. (BB, DW) Hotel: Grand Chancellor

Day 7 Launceston Sightseeing

This morning you’ll visit Cataract Gorge before you take a scenic country drive through the Tamar Valley’s rolling hills to Josef Chromy Wines for a Regional Meal lunch. The views from the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown cool climate wines and tucking in to some fresh local Tasmanian produce. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore on your own. (BB, RM)

A Day 8 Launceston - Bicheno

(2 Nights) Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. Try some of Bridestowe’s lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honor of fallen WWI soldiers, then visit Pyengana Dairy Company. Learn from a Local Specialist about the history of the farm and cheese making in the Pyengana area before you taste a number of cheeses of different ages and flavours. Yum! After your lunchtime stop at St. Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. (BB, DW) Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno

A Day 9 Freycinet National Park

Sightseeing Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a lunch cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a Local Specialist. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast beneath towering pink granite cliffs, to one of the world’s best beaches. Anchored at Wineglass Bay, you’ll have the chance to

absorb the beauty of the National Park while you enjoy a gourmet ploughman’s lunch. Later, take a drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville for a walk that will reward you with stunning views of brilliant blue water, forest and golden beaches as far as the eye can see. (BB, L, DW)

A Day 10 Bicheno - Hobart

Sightseeing (2 Nights) Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. Later, visit stunning Shene Estate for a Be My Guest experience. Join Anne Kernke, as you’re treated to a walking tour through the property’s original buildings, a true reflection of early Australian architecture and the colonial era. Anne will also invite you into her private family home where you’ll see an incredible collection of fine wares and original decor. Afterwards, sit down to a Butler’s Bounty morning tea with a selection of home-baked goodies. On the way to Hobart you’ll visit Australia’s largest privately funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The eclectic mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art will blow you away. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Chancellor

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Port Arthur

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13 Feb Tue 27 Feb Tue

4425 4425

1210 1210

9 Mar Fri 23 Mar Fri

20 Mar Tue 3 Apr Tue

4425 4425

1210 1210

Important Note: Departures between 1 Sep 2017-31 Mar 2018 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $440 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 22 & 23.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $220 p.p. SAVE up to $110 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $445 Triple room discount $220 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

A Day 11 Port Arthur Sightseeing

Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula to enjoy a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison with a Local Specialist, and a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. You’ll have time to wander the site at your leisure before you leave. On the drive back to Hobart see rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening celebrate your holiday at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s best restaurants! (BB, FD)

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Cradle Mountain Hotel - Cradle Mountain Situated on the border of the remote Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, this Authentic Accommodations offers you incredible views of Tasmania’s alpine wilderness. Nature lovers can also explore the walking paths and discover native wildlife, including wallabies and wombats.

Day 12 Depart Hobart

Bid farewell to your fellow travelers when your indulgent vacation concludes after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Northern Discovery

North Island unfolds on land and water, as you travel from Auckland to Wellington via the Bay of Islands, Glow Worm Grotto, Rotorua and Te Papa Museum of New Zealand.

Maori Hongi Greeting

The Trafalgar difference

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Your included sights • City tour in Auckland and Wellington. • Orientation of Rotorua. • Visit the Bay of Islands, the Waitomo Caves and Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand. • Cruise to Cape Brett and through the Hole in the Rock. • View Mt. Ruapehu, farming lands and spectacular coastal scenery along the Kapiti Coast.

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest at the historic estate of Shenandoah near Wellington with your hosts Simon and Claudia. • Cultural Insight Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, and learn about the traditions of the Maori. • Local Specialist Enter the world of the glow worm with an expert guide at Waitomo Caves. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… floating on an underground river beneath a glittering ceiling of glow worms – famous residents in the grotto at Waitomo Caves, along with albino cave ants, giant crickets and an endless forest of stalactites.

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. A Local Specialist will lead you through the grotto by boat and you’ll walk in the limestone caves. Your journey continues to Rotorua with an orientation tour on arrival. Tonight experience a Maori Hangi feast Regional Meal and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB, RM) Hotel: Millennium

Day 2 Auckland - Bay of Islands (2 Nights) Depart Auckland over the Harbor Bridge then through Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Walk among the Kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park. Explore Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand, and then it’s off to Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Experience natural wonders and spectacular scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’. (BB, DW) Hotel: Copthorne Resort (Water View Room)

Day 6 Rotorua Sightseeing - Rural Homestay† Today your choice of sightseeing: join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park; discover Maori culture at Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute; see the Agrodome Farm Show; ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. (BB)

Welcome to Auckland! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). Relax and unwind after your journey or spend time exploring the city. In the evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Langham

Day 3 Bay of Islands Sightseeing

Today your choice of sightseeing: discover local wineries in Kerikeri; take a guided walk through historic Russell; sail aboard a tall ship at sunset; go dolphin-watching on the bay or enjoy a scenic dinner cruise on the Waitangi River. (BB)

Day 4 Bay of Islands - Auckland

You’ll have time on your own to relax or explore this morning before you return to Auckland. This evening join your Travel Director for a Regional Meal at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (BB, RM) Hotel: The Langham

A Day 5 Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights) After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to trace New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, to the Waitomo Caves to visit

A Day 7 Rotorua - Wellington

View Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Visit Shenandoah for a Be My Guest experience. The historic villa’s owners, Simon and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife including friendly Highland cows. Continue to Wellington for a sightseeing tour. Join your Travel Director and new-found friends this evening for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, BG, FD) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor

A Day 8 Depart Wellington

Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, for your Cultural Insight into Maori life. Explore the fascinating exhibits including their Marae (meeting house). Later, say goodbye to New Zealand as you are transferred to Wellington Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 2pm). (BB)

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†Rural Homestay Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 6 or with a local family in a nearby country home. On the homestay your hosts will provide wonderful Kiwi hospitality that makes you really feel ‘at home’. You’ll enjoy a wholesome dinner and a cooked breakfast, comfortable accommodations in the home or cottages and a tour to introduce you to the way of life. You can also choose to meet the animals including sheep, cows, deer and other others or simply relax with your hosts and enjoy the scenic surrounds. Please make your choice at time of booking.

Rainbow Springs Nature Park and Kiwi Encounter - Rotorua You’ll explore the park, learn about the kiwi breeding program and see new hatchling, Sam. You’ll also discover how your trip supports their vital work. Te Puia - Rotorua You’ll discover Maori culture and traditions at the Arts and Crafts Institute, and learn how your visit helps fund the education of young Maori people. 

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Important Note: Departures between 1 Oct 2017-31 Mar 2018 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Contrasts of New Zealand

After Auckland’s harbor, geothermal wonders and Maori culture, it’s on to South Island for the TranzAlpine train, Franz Josef Glacier and a cruise on magical Milford Sound.

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Your included sights City tour in Auckland. Visit a geothermal valley and Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise on Milford Sound. View native flora and fauna, jade carving in Hoktika and Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train. • See Mt. Cook, waterfalls, lakes and rivers. • • • •

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest at the Tamaki Family Maori Marae in Rotorua and with your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor in their 600 acre garden at Morelea Farm in the Canterbury region. • Cultural Insight Visit the Agrodome and witness sheep shearing, auctions and farm dog demonstrations. • Local Specialist at the Glow Worm Grotto in Waitomo Caves, a geothermal valley and a nature park in Rotorua. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… savouring Maori dishes at the Tamaki Family Marae, as you help raise the traditional hangi basket from the earth oven amid mouth-watering smells. And tasting succulent fruit at Mrs Jones’ famous orchard.

Day 1 Arrive Auckland (2 Nights)

Welcome to Auckland! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). The afternoon is free for you to explore the city. You could visit the Sky Tower for amazing views of the city. Perhaps visit the Auckland Museum or go shopping in stylish Parnell. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (WR, D) Hotel: The Langham

Day 2 Auckland Sightseeing

Start the day with a sightseeing tour. You’ll see Bastion Point, the War Memorial, Viaduct Harbor, the Auckland Harbor Bridge and more. Later, board your cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor. Sit back and relax, the time is yours, it’s the best way to see Auckland, the City of Sails! (BB)

A Day 3 Auckland - Rotorua

Trace the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves. Tour the amazing Glow Worm Grotto by boat with a Local Specialist and walk through the limestone caves. From here your journey continues to Rotorua, where you’ll visit Te Puia (New Zealand’s Maori culture and geothermal experience). A Maori Local Specialist will escort you through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve with its mud pools and geysers. This evening enter the traditional world of the Maori. Enjoy a Hangi Be My Guest dinner accompanied by local wine, and a powerful and entertaining cultural performance, at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB, BG) Hotel: Millennium

A Day 4 Rotorua - Christchurch

Your morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park,

where with a Local Specialist you will discover native bush, ferns and trees that grow around the crystal clear mineral water springs. You may even spot a kiwi, New Zealand’s national icon! Then visit the Agrodome Farm Show, the multi-awardwinning stage show, for a Cultural Insight into agriculture in New Zealand. You’ll see the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle-feeding of lambs and an exciting sheep auction. In the afternoon you’ll fly to Christchurch. (BB) Hotel: Novotel

A Day 5 Christchurch - Franz Josef

Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine from Christchurch through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At the small town of Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory for a jewelry demonstration with a Local Specialist. Next you’ll arrive at the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier. You’ll have the opportunity to see it from the air on an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). (BB, DW) Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 6 Franz Josef - Queenstown (3 Nights) Get your camera ready today as you’ll experience some spectacular sights. Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls, Lakes Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital. Next you’ll visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown, where an orientation tour completes your day. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect

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Day 7 Milford Sound Cruise

Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake, the largest in the South Island. Travel through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to the numerous photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls before reaching mystical Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch while you cruise on this wonder of nature. Return to Queenstown this evening. (BB, L)

Day 8 Queenstown Free Time

Today you may like to consider taking one of our Optional Experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or just explore Queenstown on your own. This evening perhaps ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. (BB)

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See Lake Pukaki, and at Tekapo you’ll stop to view the charming Church of the Good shepherd. Later, you are welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in their 600 acre garden and gain an insight into the day to day operation of farm life. Then travel over the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, where you’ll join your Travel Director and newfound friends this evening for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, BG, FD) Hotel: Novotel

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Rainbow Springs Nature Park and Kiwi Encounter - Rotorua You’ll explore the park, learn about the kiwi breeding program and see new hatchling, Sam. You’ll also discover how your trip supports their vital work. Te Puia - Rotorua You’ll discover Maori culture and traditions at the Arts and Crafts Institute, and learn how your visit helps fund the education of young Maori people. 

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savings see pages 22 & 23.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $175 p.p. SAVE up to $90 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $355 Triple room discount $175 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Southern Spectacular

South Island shows you its dramatic best, with towering Mount Cook, the Franz Josef Glacier, the TranzAlpine train and a cruise on the Milford Sound all vying for top spot.

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Your included sights • City tour in Dunedin. • Visit Franz Josef Glacier, historic Arrowtown, and the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes at Punakaiki. • Cruise on Milford Sound. • View the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train. • See spectacular sights in Fiordland National Park en route to Milford Sound.

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations on the Tasman Sea coast. • Be My Guest at a barbecue lunch with your hosts Angie and Stan, on their 600 acre farm on the Canterbury Plains. • Local Specialist with a jade (greenstone) carver at a jewelry demonstration in Hokitika. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… tearing yourself away from the unique Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Punakaiki, then drifting off to Tasman Sea breezes at an exclusive waterfront resort, with equally stunning National Park views behind you.

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch

Welcome to Christchurch! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). You’ll have free time to relax and unwind after your journey before you meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Novotel

A Day 2 Christchurch - Twizel

Join us for a taste of country life at a Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Hear their stories and sample delicious food prepared just for you. Later see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. There’s time for an optional scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). (BB, BG, DW) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn

Day 3 Twizel - Dunedin

Start your day with a drive along the Waitaki River. View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin for a tour of the city. You have free time this afternoon to explore at your own pace. (BB, DW) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross

Day 4 Dunedin Sightseeing - Te Anau

Today your choice of sightseeing: tour Larnach Castle; ride the Taieri Gorge Railway; take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise to see the Penguins and the Royal Albatross; visit Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, travel across rich fertile sheep-filled farming land to Te Anau, on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake. Tonight you have the option to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves. (BB, DW) Hotel: Distinction

Day 5 Te Anau - Queenstown (2 Nights)

You’ll be awe-struck by the magnificence of the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Amazing photo opportunities await you as you see rainforest, ancient glaciers and mountain ranges before driving through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase, along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown. An orientation tour of New Zealand’s adventure capital finishes this highlight day. (BB) Hotel: Millennium

Day 6 Queenstown Sightseeing

Today your choice of sightseeing: ride the Shotover Jet boat; join a wine tour; play 9 holes of golf; ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner or take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. Afterwards, return to Queenstown to sample the festive nightlife. (BB, RM)

Day 7 Queenstown - Franz Josef

Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass, view amazing Thunder Creek Falls and take a small rainforest walk. Then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible glacier. (BB, DW) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

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There is time this morning to explore Franz Josef Glacier. Later, take a walk among rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and jewelry demonstration with a Local Specialist. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Spend the night at your eco-friendly resort right on the waterfront. (BB, DW) Hotel: Punakaiki Resort Authentic Accommodations

Day 9 Punakaiki - Christchurch

There’s time to relax before traveling to Arthur’s Pass where you’ll board the TranzAlpine train, one of the top six train journeys in the world, to travel through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Celebrate your trip this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends. (BB, FD) Hotel: Novotel

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Trip Style: Hidden Journey

The Southern Drift

With a small group of explorers you’ll stay in boutique retreats, resorts and hotels in unique locations, with gourmet cuisine to match. And we don’t just show you the places, we create immersive experiences you’ll never forget.

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Your included sights • Visit Franz Josef Glacier, historic Arrowtown, a jade factory and the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki. • Cruise overnight on spectacular Milford Sound and across the Foveaux Strait to Stewart Island. • View the rainforest from the Treetop Walkway and the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train.

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown and on an overnight cruise on Milford Sound. • Be My Guest on a 600 acre farm on the Canterbury Plains with your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor. • Local Specialist with a jade (greenstone) carver, a geologist on Franz Josef Glacier and a wildlife expert. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… feeling at one with nature on the West Coast Treetops Walkway. Roaming among the tree tops, you’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of Lake Mahinapua and the wildlife that makes its home in the ancient canopy.

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch

Welcome to Christchurch! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). Spend some free time to relax or explore on your own. Perhaps visit the International Antarctic Centre or Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s only openrange zoo. This evening meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (WR, D) Hotel: The George

A Day 2 Christchurch - Punakaiki

First up it’s all aboard the TranzAlpine train. Rated as one of the world’s great scenic railway journeys, you’ll travel across the Canterbury Plains through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass, where you’ll re-join your coach and travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Tonight you’ll stay in an eco-friendly resort right on the waterfront. (BB, DW) Hotel: Punakaiki Resort Authentic Accommodations

A Day 3 Punakaiki - Franz Josef

You’ll have a leisurely start to the day before visiting the small town of Hokitika, the heritage and cultural center of the West Coast, for a greenstone (jade) jewelry demonstration by a Local Specialist jade carver. Then take the West Coast Treetop Walk through the canopy of lush rainforest. Now you’re off to the gold-mining town of Ross before arriving at Franz Josef Glacier, for a guided tour to the viewing area of this mighty glacier with a Local Specialist. Your eco-friendly accommodations is set amid native bush, with an emphasis on relaxation and rejuvenation. Why not enjoy Franz Josef’s local geothermal hot pools or perhaps a massage. (BB, DW) Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

A Day 4 Franz Josef - Queenstown (3 Nights) You’ll have the opportunity to see the glacier from the air on a scenic flight

(own expense). Later today, travel over the Haast Pass and along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, stopping at Makarora. You’ll also stop to explore the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown, followed by an orientation tour of Queenstown. Tonight you’ll stay at Millbrook Resort, set amid sparkling streams and rolling hills in the Southern Alps and framed by the Remarkables Mountain Range. (BB, DW) Hotel: Millbrook Resort Authentic Accommodations

Day 5 Queenstown Free Time

Today is free for you to explore New Zealand’s adventure capital on your own. Perhaps play a round of golf or indulge in spa treatment at your resort. Tonight you’ll ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for your Regional Dinner with views overlooking stunning Queenstown. (BB, RM)

Day 6 Queenstown Free Time

Make the most of your extended stay in Queenstown. Why not take a trip to the Gibbston Valley Winery, a jet boat ride down the mighty Shotover River or get wet white water rafting down the Kawarau River! Tonight you can dine at one of the many local restaurants and cafés in town, or simply relax at your resort. (BB)

A Day 7 Queenstown - Milford Sound

Travel south along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to a photographer’s paradise, surrounded by Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the amazing Mirror Lake. Walk to see the Chasm on your way into Milford Sound and later take some time to kayak on this majestic fiord. Enjoy dinner on your overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner. You’ll cruise the length of Milford Sound

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to the Tasman Sea with plenty of time to view waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. (BB, D) Hotel: Overnight Cruise Authentic Accommodations

Day 8 Milford Sound - Stewart Island (2 Nights) Enjoy early morning activities on board. Then it’s lunchtime in Te Anau. Continue to the southern-most city in New Zealand, Invercargill. You’ll board a ferry at Bluff to cruise to Stewart Island for a wondrous experience. With its clear, clean waters, lush rainforest, sweeping sands, flora, fauna and unspoilt natural beauty, you’ll get a glimpse into an enviable simpler, slower lifestyle. You can dine at one of the cafés or meet the locals at the hotel. (BB) Hotel: Bay Motel

A Day 9 Stewart Island

This morning you’re off on a Village and Bays tour before cruising on Paterson Inlet and enjoying lunch. You’ll stop at Ulva Island and this afternoon take a tour with a Local Specialist from the Department of Conservation on Ulva Island’s wildlife sanctuary. You’ll learn about native birds like the Weka and spend time up-close to native flora and fauna, a day of exploration and education. Tonight, try your hand at a

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Day 10 Stewart Island - Mt. Cook

Board a ferry to the mainland. Admire the rural farming views of Southland as you travel back towards Queenstown. Travel over the Lindis Pass and into the MacKenzie high country, along the shores of Lake Pukaki to the foothills of Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere. (BB, DW) Hotel: The Hermitage

A Day 11 Mt. Cook - Christchurch

See Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you’ll stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Then you’re welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a Be My Guest barbecue lunch in their 600 acre garden. Travel along the Canterbury Plains to the Garden City of Christchurch. On a sightseeing tour see how it is being rebuilt after the earthquake of 2011. (BB, BG) Hotel: The George

Day 12 Depart Christchurch

Say farewell to your fellow travelers as your hidden journey comes to an end with your transfer to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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SAVE $520 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 22 & 23.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Other savings SAVE up to $260 p.p.

Multiple trip discount SAVE up to $130 p.p.

^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip This trip will be operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. Hidden Journeys: Itinerary has a maximum of 20 guests. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Punakaiki Resort - Punakaiki Situated on idyllic Punakaiki Beach, this environmentally friendly Authentic Accommodations offers views of the ocean and rainforest. Designed in harmony with the environment, your stay gives you a unique insight into local ecology and nature. Millbrook Resort - Queenstown Framed by the Remarkables Mountain Range, you’ll discover the natural beauty, history and character of the Central Otago region at this internationally renowned Authentic Accommodations, voted New Zealand’s top hotel by TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards.  Milford Mariner - Milford Sound You’ll discover the waterfalls and rainforests of stunning Milford Sound with an expert naturalist on this Authentic Accommodations cruise. You’ll explore by kayak, star gaze and enjoy a delicious dinner on board, before the tranquil waters of the fiord lull you to sleep.

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New Zealand Splendor

From Auckland to Christchurch, we see nature in its many forms: the Glow Worm Grotto, Franz Josef Glacier, the majestic Southern Alps and cruising Lake Wakatipu by vintage steamship.

TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch. • Visit the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua, historic Arrowtown and Franz Josef Glacier. • Cruise on Cook Strait, Lake Wakatipu, Milford Sound. • View fur seals up-close at Ohau Point and the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train.

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations on the Tasman Sea coast. • Be My Guest at a barbecue lunch with your hosts Angie and Stan, on their 600 acre farm on the Canterbury Plains. • Cultural Insight Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, and learn about the traditions of the Maori. • Local Specialist with a jade (greenstone) carver and an expert guide in the Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… seeing the Maori treasure of pounamu (jade) skilfully carved into traditional ornaments. And having tea and exploring the grounds to views of the Tasman Sea, with the owners of historic home Shenandoah.

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

Welcome to Auckland! On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). This evening meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (WR, D) Hotel: The Langham

A Day 2 Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights) After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to visit the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. A Local Specialist will lead you through the grotto by boat and you’ll walk in the limestone caves. Continue to Rotorua. Join your fellow travelers tonight for a special Maori Hangi feast and concert Regional Meal at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB, RM) Hotel: Millennium

Day 3 Rotorua Sightseeing – Rural

Homestay† Today your choice of sightseeing: join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park; discover Maori culture at Te Puia Arts and Crafts Institute; see the Agrodome Farm Show; relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool; unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa; ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. (BB)

A Day 4 Rotorua - Wellington

View Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Visit Shenandoah for a Be My Guest experience. The historic villa’s owners, Simon and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Enjoy

afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife. Continue to Wellington. (BB, BG, DW) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor

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Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, for a Cultural Insight into Maori life. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then Blenheim. This evening enjoy a 5 course Regional Meal prepared with local produce, paired with wines from the famous Marlborough region. (BB, RM) Hotel: Scenic Marlborough

Day 6 Blenheim - Christchurch

En route to the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, you’ll pass the Grassmere Salt Works and see New Zealand fur seals up close at Ohau Point. Travel to Christchurch over the patchwork Canterbury Plains. (BB) Hotel: Novotel

A Day 7 Christchurch - Twizel

Join us for a taste of country life at a Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Later, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. (BB, BG, DW) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn

Day 8 Twizel - Dunedin

Start your day with a drive along the Waitaki River. View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam then travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin for a tour of the city. (BB, DW) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross

Day 9 Dunedin Sightseeing - Te Anau Today your choice of sightseeing: tour Larnach Castle; ride the historic Taieri

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Gorge Railway; take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise to see the Penguins and the Royal Albatross; visit Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, travel across farming land to the village of Te Anau, on the shores of Lake Te Anau. (BB, DW) Hotel: Distinction

Day 10 Te Anau - Queenstown

(2 Nights) Amazing photo opportunities await you as you see rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-made Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown. (BB) Hotel: Millennium

Day 11 Queenstown Sightseeing

Today your choice of sightseeing: ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play 9 holes of golf; ride gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner or take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel’s Homestead. Enjoy an entertaining sheep show between courses and later return to Queenstown to sample the festive nightlife. (BB, RM)

Day 12 Queenstown - Franz Josef

Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. Later, enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka and travel over the Haast Pass to view amazing Thunder Creek Falls. Then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB, DW) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

A Day 13 Franz Josef - Punakaiki

There’s time to explore Franz Josef Glacier. Later, take a walk among rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native

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Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 3 or with a local family in a country home. On the homestay your hosts will provide wonderful Kiwi hospitality that makes you really feel ‘at home’. You’ll enjoy a wholesome dinner and a cooked breakfast, comfortable accommodations in the home or cottages and a tour to introduce you to the way of life. You can also choose to meet the animals! Or you simply relax with your hosts and enjoy the scenic surrounds. Please make your choice at time of booking.

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Important Note: Departures between 1 Oct 2017-31 Mar 2018 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $520 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 22 & 23.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $260 p.p. SAVE up to $130 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $520 Triple room discount $260 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. TreadRight: See page 21 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63.

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Best of New Zealand

North and South Island with must-sees all the way, from the cityscapes of Auckland to the barren landscapes of Desert Road, serene Milford Sound to the jagged pancake rocks of Punakaiki.

Bay of Islands

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in Auckland, Wellington, Blenheim, Dunedin. • Visit Parry Kauri Park, the Bay of Islands, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Franz Josef Glacier. • Cruise in Bay of Islands, on the Cook Strait, on Lake Wakatipu and Milford Sound. • View the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train.

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations on the Tasman Sea coast. • Be My Guest with your hosts Simon and Claudia on their historic property Shenandoah and at Morelea Farm. • Cultural Insight Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, and learn about traditions of the Maori. • Local Specialist with a jade (greenstone) carver and an expert guide in the Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto. • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… discovering Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw. Operating on the lake for 100 years, you’ll discover its history before a delicious dinner of local produce, and a moonlit cruise back to iconic Queenstown.

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

Welcome to Auckland! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). You’re free to explore Auckland before an evening Welcome Reception with your Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: The Langham

Day 2 Auckland - Bay of Islands (2 Nights) Journey through Orewa and along the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Enjoy a stop at Parry Kauri Park then it’s on to Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand. Your final destination is the Bay of Islands. Experience natural wonders and spectacular scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’. (BB, DW) Hotel: Copthorne Resort (Water View) Day 3 Bay of Islands Sightseeing

Today your choice of sightseeing: discover local wineries in Kerikeri; take a guided walk through historic Russell; sail aboard a tall ship at sunset; go dolphin-watching on the bay or enjoy a scenic dinner cruise on the Waitangi River. (BB)

Day 4 Bay of Islands - Auckland

Relax this morning before you return to Auckland. This evening join your Travel Director for a Regional Meal at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (BB, RM) Hotel: The Langham

A Day 5 Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights) After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to visit the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. A Local Specialist will lead you through the grotto by boat and you’ll walk in the limestone caves. Continue to Rotorua. Tonight experience a Maori Hangi feast Regional Meal and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB, RM) Hotel: Millennium

Day 6 Rotorua Sightseeing - Rural Homestay† Today your choice of sightseeing: join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park; discover Maori culture at Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute; see the Agrodome Farm Show; relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool; unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa; ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline.(BB)

A Day 7 Rotorua - Wellington

View Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Visit Shenandoah for a Be My Guest afternoon tea. The historic villa’s owners, Simon and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Take a short tour to see the local wildlife then continue to Wellington. (BB, BG, DW) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor

A Day 8 Wellington - Blenheim

Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, for a Cultural Insight into Maori life. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then Blenheim. This evening enjoy a 5 course Regional Meal prepared with local produce, paired with wine from the famous Marlborough region. (BB, RM) Hotel: Scenic Marlborough

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welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Hear their stories and sample delicious food prepared just for you. Later see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. (BB, BG, DW) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn

Day 11 Twizel - Dunedin

Drive along the Waitaki River and view the Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam, then through Oamaru to Dunedin (BB, DW) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross

Day 12 Dunedin Sightseeing - Te Anau

Today your choice of sightseeing: tour Larnach Castle; ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway; take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise; tour Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, travel across farming land to the South Island’s largest lake and the town of Te Anau. (BB, DW) Hotel: Distinction

Day 13 Te Anau - Queenstown (2 Nights) You’ll be awe-struck by the magnificence of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase, along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 14 Queenstown Sightseeing

Today your choice of sightseeing: ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play 9 holes of golf; ride gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner or take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel’s Homestead. Enjoy an entertaining sheep show between courses and later return to Queenstown to sample the festive nightlife. (BB, RM)

Day 15 Queenstown - Franz Josef

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If you would prefer to start your trip in Christchurch and end in Auckland, this itinerary is also available in reverse. Visit www.trafalgar.com and search for Wonders of New Zealand.

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Board the TranzAlpine train and travel through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Celebrate your trip with a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Novotel

Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 6 or with a local family in a nearby country home. Your hosts will provide wonderful Kiwi hospitality that makes you really feel ‘at home’. You’ll enjoy a wholesome dinner and a cooked breakfast, comfortable accommodations and a tour to introduce you to the way of life.

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More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. TreadRight: See page 21 for details. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 63. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Discover Sydney’s iconic harbor sights and Bondi Beach then encounter indigenous culture and native wildlife in the Blue Mountains.

Sydney’s Food and Wine Discovery

Delight your taste buds with delicious food and wine in the Hunter Valley and dine at Sydney’s tallest landmark, Sydney Tower.

The Three Sisters (Blue Mountains)

Trip Style: Mini Stay Day 1 Arrive Sydney (3 Nights)

On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to do as you choose. Hotel: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Day 2 City Sights - Harbor Cruise

Cross over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and pause at Milsons Point to photograph fabulous views of the city skyline. Stop at North Head lookout for magnificent views across Sydney Harbour. Discover Sydney’s northern beaches, with some free time in Manly. Return to the city for a delicious buffet lunch while cruising on Sydney Harbour. Later see the Opera House from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Top off your day with a visit to world-famous Bondi Beach, where you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear ocean. (BB, L)

Day 3 Blue Mountains - Wildlife Park Head west to the Blue Mountains

and drive through the tourist town of Katoomba. At Scenic World enjoy 360° views of the Jamison Valley. Ride the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest incline railway, the Cableway or Skyway (all own expense). From a perfect vantage point you’ll be treated to a spectacular view of the famous Three Sisters. According to Aboriginal legend, this unusual rock formation represents three sisters who were turned into stone. Your next stop is the quaint village of Leura, where you’ll enjoy lunch in a popular café. This picturesque spot will take you back in time and is famous for its antique shops and of course its Candy Store! On your way back down the mountain, visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you can pat a cuddly koala. See our amazing Australian animals including kangaroos, crocodiles, goannas and possums. (BB, L)

Day 4 Depart Sydney

You will be transferred to Sydney Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

REF: SS11

Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018

Hunter Valley Vineyards

Day 1 Arrive Sydney (3 Nights) On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). Relax or explore this exciting city on your own. Hotel: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Day 2 Harbor Cruise Lunch, City

Sights and Dinner at Sydney Tower After a morning at leisure, take to the water for a buffet luncheon cruise on Sydney Harbour with Captain Cook Cruises. Listen to informative commentary while you enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood, tender prime meats and seasonal fruits. Afterwards, board your coach to see the sights of the city. Travel through the historic Rocks district, where you’ll get a stunning view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Next stop is Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens, for a bird’s-eye view of the Sydney Opera House. Continue east to the entrance of Sydney Harbour for breathtaking views of the coastline before arriving at Bondi Beach. You can

wander along the shore and dip your toes in the clear cool water. Return to the city early evening where you’ll dine in the heart of downtown CBD at the Sydney Tower Restaurant. (BB, L, D)

Day 3 Hunter Valley Wineries

with Lunch Visit Hope Estate where you’ll be treated to a tour and tastings of their Shiraz, Semillon and Chardonnay wines. At the Hunter Resort enjoy a tasting platter lunch of seasonal local produce and a range of wine tastings to complement the food. A warm welcome awaits you at McGuigan Wines, with its history of wine-making dating back to the 1800s. Your final stop is the Hunter Valley Gardens Village. Make sure you take a peek in the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company - you won’t be able to resist the temptation! (BB, L)

Day 4 Depart Sydney

You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $765

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Mini Stays start Wednesday to Monday 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018

Double Share*

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

915 765 945 1025

46 38 47 51

580 440 460 530

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $205 Important Note: Departures between 01 Nov 2016-31 March 2017 operate as per the 2016 brochure itinerary. More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

1 Nov - 17 Dec 16 - 1 Feb - 31 Mar 17 18 Dec 16 - 31 Jan 17 1 Apr - 6 Oct 17 - 16 Dec 17 - 21 Jan 18 7 Oct - 15 Dec 17 - 22 Jan - 31 Mar 18

Double Share*

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

915 765 975 1045

46 38 49 52

580 440 460 530

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $209 Important Note: Departures between 01 Nov 2016-31 March 2017 operate as per the 2016 brochure itinerary. More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday departures visit Hunter Valley on Day 2 and City Sights/Sydney Tower Dinner on Day 3.

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4 Days from: $765 1 Nov - 17 Dec 16 - 1 Feb - 31 Mar 17 18 Dec 16 - 31 Jan 17 1 Apr - 6 Oct 17 - 16 Dec 17 - 21 Jan 18 7 Oct - 15 Dec 17 - 22 Jan - 31 Mar 18

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Explore cosmopolitan Melbourne, soak up the Wine and dine on board the famous Colonial scenery on the Great Ocean Road and visit the Little Tramcar Restaurant and sample the best of Penguins on Phillip Island. Victoria’s local produce in the Yarra Valley.

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The Twelve Apostles (Great Ocean Road)

Trip Style: Mini Stay Day 1 Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights) On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to do as you choose. Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Day 2 Great Ocean Road

Admire the panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline as you depart the city. Travel along Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road through the coastal towns of Anglesea and Wye River before arriving at the beautiful white sandy beaches of Apollo Bay. The rugged splendor of the approaching Twelve Apostles is breathtaking. These incredible limestone rock formations of up to 45 meters high are the result of erosion that began up to 20 million years ago. Enjoy the amazing shipwreck story of survival of the Loch Ard and visit its famous Gorge and Razorback Lookout. View the rock known as London Bridge, parts of which collapsed in recent years. (BB)

Day 3 City Sights - Penguin Parade Experience the sights of cosmopolitan Melbourne. See Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, pass Queen Victoria Market and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens. Travel to the Maru Koala & Animal Park to see koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and other native animals. View the Nobbies rock formations, overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. So you think the koalas are cute, just wait until you see the Little Penguins on Phillip Island. Head down to Summerland Beach and just as the sun sets, the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard day’s fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows. (BB)

Day 4 Depart Melbourne

You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $675

REF: MM11

Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 31 Mar 18

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Trip Style: Mini Stay

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

675 695

34 35

255 260

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $139 Important Note: Departures between 01 Nov 2016-31 March 2017 operate as per the 2016 brochure itinerary. More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialist - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure. Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Day 2 Melbourne Sights and Dinner on Colonial Tramcar Restaurant See the sights of the city. View the fine cathedrals and theaters; see Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Shrine of Remembrance. Stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens and drive over the Bolte Bridge for panoramic views of the skyline and bayside suburbs. Your afternoon is free. Early evening you’ll board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. The trams have been carefully refurbished to provide all the modern conveniences you would expect from a first class restaurant. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, you’ll enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines. (BB, D)

Day 3 Yarra Valley Wineries

with Lunch Drive through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and take a break to enjoy Devonshire Tea at Grants on Sherbrooke. Next stop is Belgrave, to board the Puffing Billy Steam Train for a journey back in time through the heart of the rainforest. When you arrive in Victoria’s premium wine growing region, you’ll visit Rochford Winery for lunch. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch in the courtyard overlooking the vines and sip on a glass of one of their top blends. Later you may visit estates such as Dominique Portet to taste their selection of Australian wine. (BB, L)

Day 4 Depart Melbourne

You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $675

REF: MMFW

Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018

Double Share*

All prices are per person, double share.

Day 1 Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

Double Share*

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

675 695

34 35

255 260

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 31 Mar 18

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $139 More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday departures visit Yarra Valley on Day 2 and City Sights/Tramcar Dinner on Day 3.

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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

Tropical Reef and Rainforest

Discover the colorful coral and fish of the Great Barrier Reef, experience Aboriginal culture and explore ancient tropical rainforest.

Explore this tropical paradise on a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef and a scenic train journey through the breathtaking rainforest. 

Great Barrier Reef

Trip Style: Mini Stay Day 1 Arrive Cairns (3 Nights)

On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to explore this vibrant city. Hotel: Hilton

Day 2 Great Barrier Reef

Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Return to Cairns early evening. (BB, L)

Day 3 Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda

Scenic Railway Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Discover

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Trip Style: Mini Stay this ancient culture through theaters, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway that takes you high above the canopy of Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a historic journey traveling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Passing Stoney Creek Falls your journey winds through man-made tunnels, across bridge and around curves to arrive at its final destination, Freshwater Station. (BB)

Day 4 Depart Cairns

You will be transferred to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $615

REF: CC11

Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018

Day 2 Great Barrier Reef

Board a wavepiercing catamaran and cruise out to Agincourt Reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, to experience first-hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one meter underwater. Watch the fish feeding from the unique underwater viewing platform and observatory. Enjoy a delicious hot and cold tropical buffet lunch before returning to Port Douglas. (BB, L)

Day 3 Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Railway Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Learn about this ancient culture through theaters, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel from the lowlands on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which takes you above the canopy of Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival in Kuranda, there is free time to take a stroll through the Kuranda Markets. Board the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway and enjoy a breathtaking trip on one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. (BB)

Day 4 Depart Port Douglas

You will be transferred from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $775

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

615 635

31 32

225 260

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $127 More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Down Under Tours. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

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Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

775 795

39 40

245 255

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 31 Mar 18

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $159 More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Down Under Tours.

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*Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

All prices are per person, double share.

All prices are per person, double share.

Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

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Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018

Double Share*

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 31 Mar 18

Day 1 Arrive Port Douglas (3 Nights) On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Port Douglas (flights anytime). The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this resort town. Hotel: QT Port Douglas

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Explore ancient Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and marvel at the spectacular color changes of a Red Centre sunrise and sunset.

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Dine under a million stars, discover the ancient landscape and culture and gaze in awe at an Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunset.

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Trip Style: Mini Stay Day 1 Arrive Uluru (Ayers Rock)

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm). This afternoon join your Guide for a drive around the base of Uluru then continue to the Kuniya Walk, where you will be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. This waterhole provided a key source of water for the Aboriginal people in the area and had been in use for many thousands of years. See Aboriginal rock art and hear about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. It houses an amazing collection of original ceramics, paintings and punu (woodwork) that provide an insight into the unique and spiritual culture of the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Then travel to the sunset viewing area to enjoy sparkling wine as you watch the effect of the setting sun on the color of Uluru. Don’t forget your camera! Hotel: Sails in the Desert

INDEPENDENT MIX-AND-MATCH MINI STAYS

Uluru Highlights

Red Centre Sights and Sounds

Sounds of Silence Dinner

Trip Style: Mini Stay Day 2 Uluru Sunrise - Depart Uluru Day 1 Arrive Uluru (Ayers Rock) (Ayers Rock) Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Center alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. Later, you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport (flights to depart after 12.45pm (Nov-Mar) and 2.30pm (Apr-Oct)).

2 Days from: $435

REF: YY43

Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018 1 Nov 16 - 30 Nov 16 1 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 31 May 17 1 Jun 17 - 30 Nov 17 1 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18

(2 Nights) On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm). This evening dine under a million stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner. Enjoy a gourmet buffet of Australian delicacies accompanied by fine Australian wines, then sit back and relax as a startalker takes you on a tour of the night skies (conditions permitting). (D) Hotel: Sails in the Desert

Day 2 Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Center and Uluru alight. After sunrise travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Continue to Walpa Gorge, where the walking trail through the gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. This afternoon join your

Guide for a drive around the base of Uluru then travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here view Aboriginal rock art and learn about the area as your Driver Guide indicates native flora and fauna and explains the history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Center to see locally-made arts and crafts. Enjoy sparkling wine while watching the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset.

Day 3 Depart Uluru (Ayers Rock)

This morning time is available for an optional scenic helicopter flight or perhaps experience an Aboriginal Dot Painting class. This afternoon you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

3 Days from: $725

REF: YY47

Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018

Double Share*

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

465 435 455 495 455

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235 200 215 245 215

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $99 More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

1 Nov 16 - 30 Nov 16 1 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 31 May 17 1 Jun 17 - 30 Nov 17 1 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18

Double Share*

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

775 725 765 845 765

39 36 38 42 38

375 320 340 415 340

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $169

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

All prices are per person, double share.

All prices are per person, double share.

Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner to Day 1. Please ask for details.

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Spectacular Bay of Islands

Relax in the beautiful Bay of Islands, discover its marine life and learn about New Zealand history at the Waitangi Treaty Reserve.

Rotorua Discovery

See the Glow Worm Grotto, discover flora and fauna and immerse yourself in local culture at a Maori Hangi and concert in Rotorua.

Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands

Trip Style: Mini Stay As this Mini Stay departs at 6.45am, accommodations will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Day 1 Auckland - Bay of Islands (2 Nights) Depart Auckland by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival in Paihia visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve. You’ll have time on your own to learn about New Zealand’s early Maori and European history. Then board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose-built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for a cruise through the beautiful clear waters. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Take in the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay. (D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort, Water View

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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Trip Style: Mini Stay Day 2 Bay of Islands Free Time

Today is yours to explore. Perhaps take a short ferry ride to the first capital of New Zealand, historic Russell. Or wander to the famous flag pole of Hone Heke for panoramic views of the Bay of islands. Enjoy day sailing on the historic R Tucker Thompson, perhaps swim with the dolphins or even try your hand at sea kayaking. Tonight you can choose to dine at one of the local cafés or restaurants on the waterfront. (BB)

Day 3 Bay of Islands - Auckland

Relax or explore on your own this morning. Perhaps spend time in a local café or ride a historic ferry to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand. Later this afternoon you will return to Auckland. (BB) Hotel: The Langham

Day 4 Depart Auckland

You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $865

REF: ZB4

Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018

As this Mini Stay departs at 6.45am, accommodations will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Day 1 Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights) Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the world-famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural center of New Zealand. Hotel: Millennium

Day 2 Rotorua Sightseeing

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor

attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Then see New Zealand’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Farm Show. Tonight enjoy a unique Maori Hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae. (BB, D)

Day 3 Rotorua - Auckland

This morning is at leisure. Late this afternoon, travel through forests and lush Waikato farmlands on your way to Auckland. (BB) Hotel: The Langham

Day 4 Depart Auckland

You will be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $1115

REF: ZR5

Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018

Double Share*

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

935 865 955

47 43 48

295 265 310

1 Nov 16 - 30 Apr 17 1 May 17 - 30 Sep 17 1 Oct 17 - 31 Mar 18

1 Nov 16 - 30 Apr 17 1 May 17 - 30 Sep 17 1 Oct 17 - 31 Mar 18

Double Share*

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

1150 1115 1165

58 56 58

295 260 310

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $190

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $235

Important Note: Departures between 1 Oct 2017-31 Mar 2018 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

Important Note: Departures between 1 Oct 2017-31 Mar 2018 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Great Sights. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Great Sights. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

All prices are per person, double share.

All prices are per person, double share.

Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

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Escape to the glorious Bay of Islands, visit the incredible Glow Worm Grotto and marvel at the impressive thermal wonderland in Rotorua. 7 Days from: $1935

Ref: ZBR5

Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2018 1 Nov 16 - 30 Apr 17 1 May 17 - 30 Sep 17 1 Oct 17 - 31 Mar 18

Double Share*

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement*

2035 1935 2050

102 97 103

595 525 615

Young Traveler Discount Save up to $410 Important Note: Departures between 1 Oct 2017-31 Mar 2018 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

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Trip Style: Mini Stay As this Mini Stay departs at 6.45am, accommodations will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Day 1 Auckland - Bay of Islands

(2 Nights) Depart Auckland by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve, where New Zealand’s founding document the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. You’ll have time on your own to learn about New Zealand’s early Maori and European history and take in highlights such as the Maori War Canoe (Waka) and Meeting House (Marae). In Paihia board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose-built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for a cruise through the beautiful clear waters. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic ‘Hole in the Rock’. You’ll be holding your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the bay. (D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort, Water View

Day 2 Bay of Islands Free Time

The day is free for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a coach trip to Cape Reinga, the northern-most point of New Zealand, via idyllic Ninety Mile Beach, a day of sailing on a tall ship or play a round of golf. Tonight, you can choose to dine at one of the local cafés on the waterfront. (BB)

Day 3 Bay of Islands - Auckland

After a leisurely morning, where you can relax or even take a ferry to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand, you’ll enjoy the

lush green farmland scenery as you return to Auckland. (BB) Hotel: The Langham

Day 4 Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua (2 Nights) Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural center of New Zealand. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 5 Rotorua Sightseeing

First up discover three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi - New Zealand’s national icon. Then enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand’s agricultural industry with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Farm Show. Top off the day with a unique Maori Hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae. (BB, D)

Day 6 Rotorua - Auckland

Spend this morning as you wish. Later, follow the Waikato River and travel through forests and lush farmland on your way to Auckland. (BB) Hotel: The Langham

Maori culture

More about your trip This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Great Sights. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. All prices are per person, double share. Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Day 7 Depart Auckland

You will be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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OUR HOTEL PROMISE

Here’s a taste of the exciting and diverse places you stay when you travel with us. Our dedicated team searches for the right hotel for each and every night of your trip, so we can always promise the right location, real value and high quality. See page 15 and each trip itinerary page for more hotel details.

Reef View Hotel, Queensland, Australia.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

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Each itinerary shows the city where your vacation starts and ends. Choose how many nights you wish to extend your stay before and/or after your vacation and ask your Travel Agent to make the reservations when you book. Prices are per person, per night on a single and double share basis, based on two-bedded rooms with private bath, including breakfast (unless otherwise specified), all applicable taxes and service charges (luggage handling not included). Check with your Travel Agent for availability and rates. Conditions: Extra hotel nights should be booked at the time of your vacation reservation; they are subject to availability and offered only in conjunction with the vacation you are booking. Space is limited and blackout dates may apply. Hotels may vary between vacation departures; your Travel Agent will advise you of the confirmed hotel(s).

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Per person price ($) City

Hotel

Season

AUSTRALIA Adelaide

Stamford Plaza

Ayers Rock

Sails in the Desert*

Cairns

Hilton

Hobart

Grand Chancellor

Melbourne

Crowne Plaza

Port Douglas

QT Port Douglas

Sydney

Four Points by Sheraton (name change to Hyatt Regency Dec 1, ‘16) (City View) Sofitel Sydney Wentworth (Weekend Fri-Sun)

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth (Weekdays Mon-Thu)

Vibe Hotel Four Points by Sheraton^ (name change to Hyatt Regency Dec 1, ‘16) (Darling Harbour View Room) Hyatt Regency^ (Darling Harbour View Room)

The Grace

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

NEW ZEALAND Auckland

The Langham

Christchurch

Novotel The George

Wellington

James Cook Grand Chancellor

Queenstown

Millennium Hotel

Single

Double Share

Nov 1, ‘16 - Mar 31, ‘17 Apr 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Nov 30, ‘16 Dec 1, ‘16 - Mar 31, ‘17 Apr 1, ‘17 - May 31, ‘17 Jun 1, ‘17 - Nov 30, ‘17 Dec 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Mar 31, ‘17 Apr 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Aug 31, ‘17 Sep 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Mar 31, ‘17 Apr 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Mar 31, ‘17 Apr 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Dec 17, ‘16 Dec 18, ‘16 - Jan 31, ‘17 Feb 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘17 Apr 1, ‘17 - Oct 6, ‘17 Oct 7, ‘17 - Dec 15, ‘17 Dec 16, ‘17 - Jan 21, ‘18 Jan 22, ‘18 - Mar 31, ‘18 Apr 1, ‘17 - Oct 6, ‘17 Oct 7, ‘17 - Dec 15, ‘17 Dec 16, ‘17 - Jan 21, ‘18 Jan 22, ‘18 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Mar 31, ‘17 Apr 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Dec 17, ‘16 Dec 18, ‘16 - Jan 31, ‘17 Feb 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘17 Apr 1, ‘17 - Apr 25, ‘17 Apr 26, ‘17 - May 31, ‘17 Jun 1, ‘17 - Jul 31, ‘17 Aug 1, ‘17 - Sep 22, ‘17 Sep 23, ‘17 - Sep 28, ‘17 Sep 29, ‘17 - Dec 16, ‘17 Dec 17, ‘17 - Dec 28, ‘17 Jan 3, ‘18 - Jan 6, ‘18 Jan 7, ‘18 - Jan 14, ‘18 Jan 15, ‘18 - Mar 28, ‘18 Mar 29, ‘18 - Mar 31, ‘18 Sep 1, ‘17 - Sep 30, ‘17 Oct 1, ‘17 - Nov 30, ‘17 Dec 1, ‘17 - Dec 31, ‘17 Jan 1, ‘18 - Jan 31, ‘18 Feb 1, ‘18 - Feb 28, ‘18 Mar 1, ‘18 - Mar 31, ‘18 Apr 1, ‘17 - Sep 30, ‘17 Oct 1, ‘17 - Dec 7, ‘17 Dec 8, ‘17 - Jan 24, ‘18 Jan 25, ‘18 - Feb 15, ‘18 Feb 16, ‘18 - Feb 28, ‘18 Mar 1, ‘18 - Mar 31, ‘18 Apr 1, ‘18 - Apr 7, ‘18

180 189 490 418 431 507 431 167 189 225 271 201 209 172 176 336 254 336 275 320 275 320 303 344 303 344 188 254 344 270 344 320 369 320 369 320 369 320 369 320 369 320 328 410 328 287 328 374 303 348 303 348 430 348 303

90 94 246 209 216 253 216 86 94 130 135 111 115 94 97 168 127 168 152 176 152 176 164 189 164 189 94 127 172 135 172 160 185 160 185 160 185 160 185 160 185 160 164 205 164 144 164 187 152 174 152 174 215 174 152

Nov 1, ‘16 - Sep 30, ‘17 Oct 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Sep 30, ‘17 Oct 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Apr 30, ‘17 May 1, ‘17 - Sep 30, ‘17 Oct 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Sep 30, ‘17 Oct 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18 Nov 1, ‘16 - Apr 30, ‘17 May 1, ‘17 - Sep 30, ‘17 Oct 1, ‘17 - Mar 31, ‘18

210 219 244 258 407 351 417 174 183 226 196 234

121 125 122 129 222 195 226 98 101 113 98 117

^ Surcharge applies Dec 29 – Jan 2  *Price excludes breakfast Note: A supplement may apply for festive seasons and special events. This will be advised at time of booking.

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TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

The Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia.

GROUP VACATIONS REGULAR GROUP VACATIONS Make a booking of 10 or more people together on one of our brochure vacations and be rewarded with great savings. The more people the greater the discount. Please contact us to find out about our generous free trip policy and obtain a quote.

CUSTOM GROUPS We can customize a trip exclusively for your group only, to any of our worldwide destinations. Our global team has the experience and existing relationships to negotiate great rates for transportation, accommodations, sightseeing and restaurants. Tell us where you wish to travel, the standard of hotels you prefer, along with any sightseeing you want included and we will create a great value trip to suit your budget, pace, and exceed expectations. Whether it be for a group of family and friends, business associates, faith based or special interest inspired, such as garden lovers or foodies – be comforted knowing you are being looked after by the best. Have peace of mind knowing you are traveling with a renowned global company with an impeccable reputation. For more information contact your Travel Agent who will work with our dedicated groups team, or contact Trafalgar Groups at 800-626-6603 or email groupsales@trafalgartours.com Note: Minimum numbers for custom groups vary 10 - 20 people based on your chosen destination.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttlebus, car or minibus on the arrival and departure day of their vacation. Trafalgar is also pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodations when booked through Trafalgar. Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar 45 days prior to travel. In the event of missed transfers due to flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control or guests not using this service, no refund is available.

THE TRAVEL CORPORATION The Travel Corporation (TTC) is a highly successful international travel group. Our philosophy is simple. To create enriching experiences for our travelers by combining an unbeatable mix of exceptional a f a m i ly of br a n d s service and quality at great value. No matter what ttc.com your taste, whether you are a family group or traveling solo - TTC offers something for everyone. Our multi-award-winning portfolio ranges from luxury hotels and boutique river cruises, to independent vacation package companies and a variety of guided travel experiences. Find out more at www.TTC.com

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Activate your registration We’re committed to delivering exciting and seamless vacations, freeing you up to enjoy every special moment. We’ll cater to every little detail, from your hobbies and interests, to the vitals, such as dietary or medical requirements. By activating your registration, you enable us to deliver simply the best travel experience from the moment you arrive. Your details allow us to: •• Personalize your trip (art, gastronomy or architecture, for example) and accommodate dietary or rooming requirements; our Travel Directors will keep your preferences in mind throughout •• S  treamline your vacation; we’ll make it hassle-free, from hotel check-ins to passport and security checks •• Log your emergency contact details, in the unlikely event they’re required Activating your registration is easy, simply log on to www.trafalgar.com/registration

MyTrafalgar MyTrafalgar is our new, easy-to-use online portal which allows you to meet your Travel Director and companions prior to departure, enriching your experience before your vacation even begins. You’ll chat with your fellow travelers before you meet and stay connected while you travel. And of course you can document your journey, sharing photos and experiences, keeping your memories alive. Pre-trip, meet your Travel Director and connect with your travel companions, see your itinerary and receive pre-trip updates While traveling, stay in the know with updates from your Travel Director, chat with your companions in real time, create a travel journal and share your pictures with friends and loved ones Back home, reminisce about your journey, stay in touch and get inspired for future trips www.trafalgar.com/mytrafalgar

Passports and Visas Each guest is responsible for having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and all necessary visas and permits. Multiple-entry visas may be required as you will enter a country more than once on some of our vacations. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

Brochure Terminology Here is a description of some of the specific terms used in the itinerary pages of this brochure: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Specialist or Travel Director; includes fast track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to take in the sight and capture photos. See – See the sight while driving by on the coach, or from your cruise or train.

Trafalgar’s

Travel Protection Providing you with “any reason” cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel. Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: For trips priced at: Cost is: Under US$2,000 US$149 per person US$2,001 to US$3,500 US$209 per person US$3,500 to US$5,000 US$259 per person Over US$5,001 US$299 per person Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

Section I : Travel arrangement protection Provided by Trafalgar*

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TRIP CANCELLATION up to total trip cost: Reimburses the non-refundable Trafalgar cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other covered reasons for cancellation include common carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. THE TRAFALGAR “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**: With the Trafalgar “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, if you cancel your trip more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement, Trafalgar will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate. These Trafalgar Travel Certificates allow you a two-year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Trafalgar. TRIP INTERRUPTION:  Up to Total Trip Cost  TRIP DELAY:  Up to US$1,000 (US$150/day).

Section II : Travel arrangement protection Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company***

Baggage Protection:  Up to US$2,500  Bag Delay: Up to US$500 Medical & Dental Expenses:  Up to US$50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation:  Up to US$50,000

Section III : Travel arrangement protection Provided by On Call International

While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, AON Affinity, at 1-866-580-4869. You may also view the plan at www.trafalgar.com. The Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. *For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio./**For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-888-722-2195 for details./***Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911062H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/ Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by AON Affinity. IN CALIFORNIA:  AON Affinity is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES:  AON Affinity is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A

Can we help you? Call Toll-free at 1-866-544-4434 Travel Agents: please call 1-800-854-0103 or visit the agent section of our website For a Trafalgar expert: travel advice, bookings, information or a helping hand. (Pacific Standard time): Monday to Thursday: 5:30am – 12:00am Friday: 5:30am – 11:00pm Saturday: 6:00am – 4:00pm Sunday: 6:00am – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 12:00am Online 24/7 at www.trafalgar.com for information, bookings, online payments and frequently asked questions

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BOOKING CONDITIONS Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand.

BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION GUIDED VACATIONS AND MINI STAYS Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show

$200 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%

YOUR GUIDED VACATION BOOKING Trafalgar Tours West Inc is the ‘Sales Company’; AAT Kings Tours Limited and AAT Kings Tours (Pty) Limited are the ‘Operators’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any vacation offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. Security Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VACATION PRICE Inter-city Travel By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel. Please be advised that due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines must collect required information from guests. For more information regarding TSA’s Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Guided Vacation Air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches with reclining seats and onboard restroom facilities. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodation Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected vacations in limited numbers. Triple occupancy is based on three people sharing one room with two beds. Triple occupancy may not be comfortable for three adults sharing. Rollaway/sofa beds may be used as a third bed in the same room. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one double bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travelers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of double rooms are available with our Shared Rooming service. Trafalgar shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the roommate pairing. Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as

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examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public spaces. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Accommodations outside of the USA may not be in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act and may not have wheelchair accessibility. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveler program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar vacations. Note hotel room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the motorcoaches except in remote locations. The WiFi on the motorcoaches uses the cellular phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. Audio and Video streaming is not available using motorcoach WiFi. Please note that it is not available when the main Trafalgar motorcoach is not being used, such as on transfer motorcoaches and other local services. For further information on which countries WiFi is offered in as well as daily data allowances please refer to the Trafalgar website www.trafalgar.com/wifi. Travel Director Guided vacations are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less travelling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided vacation. Itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking Local Host services. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees and an Englishspeaking Local Specialist (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided vacation itinerary. There will be no refund for missed or unused transfers. If you did not purchase your flights from Trafalgar, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. Porterage Baggage handling of one suitcase per person at each guided vacation hotel is included in the guided vacation price. Due to limited motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. (23kg). Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. A charge of US$6/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the motorcoach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your motorcoach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carryon/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided vacation. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for

loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar vacation. Tips/Gratuities All tips/gratuities to your Motorcoach Driver, Local Host, Local Specialists and Travel Director are on a voluntary individual basis at the end of your vacation. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED VACATION PRICE Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/ gratuities to Motorcoach Driver, Local Host, Local Specialists and Travel Director; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; Optional Experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided vacation whether of your own volition, our decision based on behavior that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided vacation will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. If not received within 3 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be canceled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional nonrefundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section below. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Information table. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Information table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied. 6. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Book & Pay Early Discounts Discounts are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of vacations featuring the “Book & Pay Early Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Your Savings section), but no later than 45 days prior to departure for land-only vacations. If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodations, transfers or

any cruise portion of a vacation. Normal cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Travel Documents Provided full payment has been received travel documents will be sent in electronic format no later than 21 days prior to departure. You may opt to receive hard copy documents in which case these will be sent you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date. A documents shipment fee of $10 per address will be charged for each additional delivery address. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be your or your Travel Agent’s responsibility. If you are leaving home earlier, please request your travel documents well in advance. If travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to departure date a fee of $35 per mailing address will apply. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. Actual cost will be advised at time of booking. Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements To enter and leave Australia and New Zealand, all guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section. For Australia, Canadian and US passport holders require an ETA prior to departure. Please consult Trafalgar or your travel agent for further details. All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Some countries require multiple entry visas. Please refer to “Prepare For Your Trip” section. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunizations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete and, if this occurs, no refund is due. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your vacation related to improper documentation. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed with payment unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided vacation date or itinerary within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided vacation price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation and fees may apply. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. CANCELLATIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be canceled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45 days prior to the guided vacation departure date, deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment.

• If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your travel agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Travel Protection. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Information table will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed • If a guest fails to join the guided vacation on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided vacation later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodations and/ or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided vacation or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • Additional hotel accommodations and/or chargeable transfers canceled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: 46 days and over $35 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodations and/or chargeable transfers 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodations and/or chargeable transfers • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change prior to airline ticketing incurs a $35 service fee per person or if after ticketing a $75 service fee per person. This is in addition to any airfare rate increase and any additional change fees imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section below. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided vacation, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing Air-inclusive bookings require an additional non-refundable deposit at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit, your airfare, taxes and surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided vacation including flights, you will be required at the time of booking to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, date of birth, passport number, date and place of issue and expiration date for each guest. For published airfare bookings, a $75 per person processing fee will be charged. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation Cancellations prior to airline ticketing incur a service fee of $50 per person plus air deposit or after airline ticketing a service fee of $75 per person plus deposit is charged.

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This is in addition to any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket price, will be charged for cancellation. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. Lost ticket replacement can take up to one year and processing fees may be assessed. Airline Availability Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided vacation departure date. Airline Seating Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) directly to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Price Changes Airlines and other travel providers (including Trafalgar) change pricing, and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to change at any time. Guest Changes Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest responsibility. Airline Fuel Surcharges and Air-related Taxes, Fees and Restrictions Airfares will be provided at time of booking, will be based on roundtrip purchase, and will include air-related taxes, fees and fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling (visit www.trafalgar.com/baggage), seat selections and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. General Information & Conditions Guided Vacation Prices Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. For up-to-date pricing contact your Travel Agent or visit www.trafalgar.com. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided vacation price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided vacation within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in US Dollars unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Vacation Participation On all guided vacations children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under the legal age for alcohol consumption in the country being visited. Minors under age 18 traveling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not traveling. Trafalgar is not responsible for any losses if you fail to have appropriate documentation. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: - Guests must advise Trafalgar, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. - Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. - Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided vacation or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of others. This decision, made solely by Trafalgar, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest. - Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveler who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travelers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. - Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided vacations. - Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable

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for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on vacation, or for the quality of the care or services received. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on vacation. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. - In purchasing your vacation, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or Trafalgar. - Some guided vacations include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided vacation, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Accommodations on international guided vacations may differ from those in the United States. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests traveling on international guided vacations. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the vacation package provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: we suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and Trafalgar shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. Behavior We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behavior from our Guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the vacation of guests who assault our Company Representatives or who are abusive or aggressive. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behavior, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodations and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodations in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodations provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided vacation or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveler Discount The Young Traveler must be under age 16 on the departure date to be eligible for the discount, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a double (triple or quad) room. The Young Traveler must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only one Young Traveler discount per room is permitted. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel With Family or Friends Discount, Triple Room discount or Frequent Traveler Discount. Please see ‘Your Savings’ for details. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided vacation itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided vacations which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons and on Milford Sound facilities may be shared. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We will try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, regional meals, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided vacation, your stay will be at your sole expense. Please see the ‘Extend

Your Stay’ section for a list of pre and post guided vacation accommodation. Space is limited and breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided vacation begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking (including e-cigarettes) and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on traveling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Vacation Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided vacation departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided vacation except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided vacation booking, or offer a comparable vacation if available. Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher. Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. Responsibility Complete Agreement These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided vacation participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided vacation, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided vacation are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Additional Risks Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Trafalgar to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Trafalgar or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, traveling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Trafalgar, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement

is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organizations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a guided vacation shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours West Inc Limited Role Trafalgar Tours West, Inc., a California corporation, serves only as sales representative, and is not responsible for any activity beyond its limited role in arranging reservations and ticketing. Trafalgar Tours West, Inc. shall not be responsible or liable for any act, omission or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of any other entity whether or not affiliated with the operator. Choice of Law and Venue Selection This Agreement is deemed to be entered into in Orange County, California. The exclusive venue for any action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions shall be solely in the Superior Court of California in or for Orange County or the United States District Court for the Central District of California. This Agreement shall be construed according to the internal laws of California without regard to conflicts of law principles. All guest claims must be submitted in writing and received by Trafalgar no later than 60 days after completion of the Trafalgar vacation. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed to be waived and barred. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your vacation please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar vacation, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Accordingly, any claim not received in writing within this time is waived and barred. Guests who purchase from within California Transactions entered into with Trafalgar are covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the guest is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible guests may file a claim with TCRF if the guest is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one guest is the total amount paid on behalf of the guest to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file

a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, P.O. Box 6001, Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by faxing a request to: (213) 897-8846 Guests purchasing from outside of California Transactions entered into with Trafalgar are not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Data Protection To process your guided vacation booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided vacations and services we offer, and to contact you (by post, email, telephone or other means) about other guided vacations and services offered by Trafalgar that may interest you. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at TRAFALGAR TOURS WEST INC., 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking ArrangementsYour booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided vacation, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided vacation, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation as well as available on the Trafalgar website. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Vacation Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for Optional Experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. Financial Protection US$20 MILLION your peace of mind guarantee The traveling public has always been concerned about protection of advanced bookings. As part of Trafalgar’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Trafalgar, TravCorp Financial Services Ltd has provided a letter of credit to Trafalgar of US$20 Million in respect of all customers traveling with Trafalgar. United States Tour Operator Association $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program Trafalgar Tours Ltd shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, according to the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Trafalgar Tours Ltd customers in the unlikely event of The Travel Corporation bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Trafalgar Tours Limited. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com TRAFALGAR TOURS WEST INC 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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